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ST. PAUL. TUESDAY, AUGUST 20. 1878.
THE garroters of Chicago have become so
bold that they occasionally "hold up" a po
lice officer. Such a thing actually occurred
on Saturday night. The cop, however, came
TH EY say that OrviUe Grant is crazy.
We shouldn't wonder. The strain of de
vising reasons foi giving Ulysses anothei
term in the "White House is enough to un
seat any man's reason.
THE Chicago Times, both in its news and
editorial columns, alludes to the Minnesota
State fair as to be held in Minneapolis. Th
Times is in error. The State fair is to be
in St. Paul, and the Northwestern expo
sition at Minneapolis.
THE GLOBE wishes to repeat its warning.
Send no half-hearted or doubtful men to the
Democratic convention on the Gth of Sep
tember. That convention can secure Bill
Washburn's defeat, but there must be no
Washburn men within it9 portals.
THE St. Peter investigation is developing
the kind of timber the Republicans are sup
porting for Congress in the Second district
Major Strait rides on his pass to St. Petei
and charges the State full fare, as well ae
making "constructive" charges for time,
which amounts to downright robbery.
AOCOBDINQ to Charley Foster, Hayes will
spend his contribution to the Republican
campaign fund in Congressional districts
where it will do the most good, being his
own dispenser of the sponduhx. Hayes has
not, it would seem, the most implicit confi
dence in the honesty of the committee ap
pointed by the party to attend to that duty.
SENATOB SPENOKB has declined to run for
Congress in the Fourth Alabama district
As Spencer has been a resident of Deadwood
for more than a year, and during that time
has never been nearer Alabama than Wash
ington, we should regard it as a piece of im
pertinence if he should seek to represent an
Alabama district in Congress. Bill King has
more claim upon the nomination than
THE Bounding Banning" is made of the
right sort of stuff. was defeated for the
nomination to Congress in one of the Cin
cinnati districts, but instead of sulking and
hiding himself away as is often the case with
defeated candidates, he has taken off his coat
and will stump the district for his successful
competitor, whom he praises as every way
fitted for a seat in Congress. We want more
men of Banning's stamp in the Democratic
BEECHES, it seems, brought the last thun
der-bolt down upon his own head. He
preached an eloquent sermon on the duty of
confession of sin. Mrs Tilton happened to
be one of his hearers, and so powerful an
impression did his remarks make upon her
that she concluded to confess. She is evi
dently a woman among a thousand, for she
has not reached the grade of church mem
bers in general, who believe the advice of
the preacher is directed to others, not to
SILAS, the son of Senator Patterson, of
South Carolina, better known as Old-man-
afraid-to-go-home, gives an insight into
the way the fraudulent bonds were issued by
Gov. Scott. "Pauline Markham," he says,
"sat by old Scott and every time he signed
one of those conversion bonds she would
kiss him and affix the State seal to it. In
that way about $6,000,000 of these bonds
were issued." Pauliue Markham's kisses
have cost many people a good deal of money,
but it was rather tough on South Carolina to
be saddled with six millions for those she
lavished on "old Scott," especially as the
people in general didn't share the caresses.
HE rumors are again revived that the
Knights of Labor, a powerful secret organ
ization of workingmen, are bent on mischief,
and that when the railroads are busiest
transporting the products ot the West to the
seaboard, a strike will be ordered all over
the country. The knights are, it is said,
bound by a solemn oath to stand by each
other in all emergencies, and embraoe more
than 800,000 individuals. I is not to be
disputed that such a body of determined men
could efieot much harm. They might be
instrumental in suspending all business for a
time, but in the end they would have to
succumb to reason and superior force.
But it is not at all likely that they will en
gage in the strike alluded to. Such a course
would be suicidal. A long winter is ap
proaching, and they and their families must
have the means of subsistence. strike
at this time, when there are tens of thou
sands of idle men ready to take their places,
would be like cutting their own throats.
They must have work in order to earn a liv
ing, and are not foolish enough to destroy
themselves by such a course as that said to
be in contemplation.
THE fall of the Chicago Angell is attributed
to a woman, but she says, apparently truth
fully, that she received but little money from
him, and refused to accept jewelry offered
her. This sort of cowardice is getting alto
gether too common. Ever since Adam
shirked the responsibility for eating the
apple upon Eve, it has been the fashion,
whenever a man gets into trouble, to accuse
some woman of tempting him. I is a cow
ardly plea. If a man sins he ought to have
the manliness to bear the responsibility
himself instead of throwing it upon some
weak and maybe erring woman.
THE COMING DEMOCRATIC CON-
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Times has cast his horoscope and
finds himself able to inform the readers of
that paper how the Senate, which meets on.
the 4th of March next, will probably stand
politically. After a very thorough canvass of
the situation he finds that of the sixteen out
going Republican Senators only five are
likely to be returned, and in four other
States the results are doubtful. While but
eight Democrats go out in 1879, there are
thirteen certain to be elected. At best the
Republicans can muster thirty-four Senators,
should all the doubtful States be determined
in their favor, which would leave the Demo
crats with a majority of seven, but calculat
ing upon a general average of the doubtful
Jtates, the next Senate will contan forty-five
Democrats and thirty-two Republicans, with
David Davis as a makeweight thrown in
a good working Democratic majority of
twelve. The coirespondent indulges in va
rious speculations as to the chairmanship of
the several committees, making Eaton chair
man of the committee on foreign relations,
Bayard of finance, Thurman of judiciary,
md the lesser committees to less noted Sen
iors. Bat these speculations will scarcely
prove of interest at a period so remote from
the assembling of the new Senate.
With a majority in both houses of Con
gress assured to the Democrats, we may fair
ly look for a revolution in the manage
ment of public affairs. Reform is necessary.
The declaration has not only been made
Democratic platforms for the past ten years,
but it has been echoed by the people at large,
and at every election has become more and
more the earnest demand of men of all par
ties. By its career of extravagance, robbery,
oppression and vicious legislation the Repub
lican party has brought numberless ills upon
the country. An aristocracy of wealth has
been built up at the cost of the laboring
men and the moderate tradesmen, and to
day our trade and commerce are well nigh
ruined. Extravagance has been the rule in
expenditures, corruption has pervaded every
department of the government, and the
people have been systematically plundered,
enormously taxed and their trust shamefully
abused. The Democrats have promised to
reform these abuses. They have promised
to inaugurate and to practice economy they
have promised to reduce the great army of
officeholders as far as is consistent with the
public interests they have promised to effect
such legislation as is possible to relieve the
financial and commercial distiess of the
country to relieve industry of its burdens,
and encourage its development: to obey the
will of the people as expressed at the
ballot boxes. While they may
be, for a year or so, hampered by the
Republican administration which will still
retain office, they can yet effect much good
inaugurate many reformsand upon the in
auguration of a Democratic President in
1881 they can carry forward these reforms
without hindrance, to their legitimate results.
In view of the promises of the past, the
people will look for a radical change in the
conduct of affairs under Democratic rule,
and it behooves the men chosen to carry out
those reforms that they pay strict regard to
their course. The public will accept no ex
cuse for a continuation of the extravagances
of the past, nor will it avail to urge extenu
ating circumstances for the toleration in any
form of the pernicious and corrupt practices
that have grown up and flourished in Repub
lican administrations. Reform is necessary,
and it is attainable in the near future through
the efforts of the Democratic Representatives
and Senators. Upon their faithfulness to
their pledges will depend the future success
of the party. If it fails to keep these prom
ises it must expect to step down and out at
the command of the people. Democratic
communities owe it to their party to choose
only honest, faithful, competent men to rep
resent themmen who will strive to fulfill
the expectations of the people. If only
such men are chosen, the permanence of
Democratic rule in the whole country will be
Kearney is a pronounced failure at the
East. Hi mission, which was to emancipate
the masses from the thralldom of capital,
has not been fulfilled. His voice, which at
first was so loud, has been stilled, and he
has departed for fresh fields and pastures
new further west, disgusted with the lethargy
of the New Englanders and their wa of
appreciation of his abilities as a leader.
Even Butler has snubbed himdid not even
thank him for the glowing panegyrio he
bestowed upon the white-plumed Navarre"
who was destined to lead the suffering,
toiling masses out of the Egypt of slavery
to the promised land, flowing with milk and
sour mash. has created a few cant
phrases that will have the run of the news
papers for a time, and be the only remem
brance of his existence. has erone to
Chicago, where he will find a few congenial
spirits and have a fleeting notoriety, but
even there he will soon be forgotten.
..There are several reasons why Kearney is
a failure. I the first place he lacks the
ability necessary in a leader. does not
understand the questions he discusses.
sees some of the evils under which the
laboring men suffer, but does not compre
hend the causes. As for a remedy, his
brutal nature can conceive of none except
the employment of brute force. To elevate
the condition of the 'workingmen he would
hang the capitalists to enable them
to earn larger wages
the torch to the mills and the manufactories.
He believes in the right of the workingman
to rule, but sees as the only means to that
result his duty first to ruin. Moral force to
Kearney is the tocl of an aristocratto be
contemned, not employed. Brule force, to
his mind, is the only means adequate for the
Kearney has miscalculated the character
of the workingmen of this country.
thinks they are* all like himselfignorant,
brutal, mobbishly inclined. Instead, they
are intelligent, reasoning human beings, ful
ly alive to their own wrongs, understanding
the causes that led to the present stagnation
in industry, and alive to the most efficient
means to remedy the evils. They knowHhat
a resort to violence would only increase in
stead of diminishing their sufferings. With
agitators of Kearney's stamp they have no
fraternity, for they recognize in them^their
worst enemies, and accordingly they have
expressed their disapproval of his methods
by keeping aloof from him. His advent at
tracted them at first, and they thronged to
hear him, hoping that he might have some
valuable suggestions to offer. That they
were grievously disappointed is apparent
from their subsequent lack of interest his
Kearney will continue to be the leader of
the mob element, bat of nothing more. In
telligent workingmen, who constitute the
mass of the people, will have nothing to do
with him. His power for evil has departed,
and in politics hereafter he will be practically
P.. Rush City Post, Aug. 16: Flynn
has been threshing this week ffer himself
and his wheat turned pat better than was
expected, about fifteen bushels to the acre
giades No. 1.
Stowe's Wykoff, (Fillmore county) Dollar
Weekly, Aug. 16: Corn promises to be the
best crop raised in this part of the State. It'
ought to be raised more generally by our
farmers, and pork and beef with it. Diver
sified farming will pay.
Blue Earth City Postx Aug. 17: Th
crop of wheat in this county is being secured
better condition than was expected. I
has been harvested and stacked unbound, or
loose," as the farmers express it, and if no
heavy rains come on it will yield an average
crop of No. 2 wheat.
Glenwood, (Pope county) Press, Aug. 17:
As near as we can learn, the yield of wheat
this section seems to be as great, if not
greater on an average than any other por
tion of the State. Good judges estimate the
average yield this county at not less than
fifteen, and probably eighteen, bushels per
Dundas (Rice county) News, Aug. 17:
Fire works nearly every nightburning
straw stacks. Wheat may turn out better
after "sweating" in the stack. Like those
in days of old, we can live on "good, hard
corn." Two or three hundred acres of
wheat have been burned over out on Easi
Mantorville (Dodge county) Express, Aug.
1 6: Jo hn Edmond, of Claremont, is now
threshing from a field of wheat that appeared
to look as well as any field in the west slice,
and the grain weighed fifty-two pounds ti
the bushel all of which indicates that the
bulk of the wheat in this section will go re
Glenwood, (Pope county) Eagle, Aug. 16:
The harvest in this county is now fully com
pleted, and the farmers express themselve
generally as being satisfied as to the esti
mated yield. Some few farmers have thresh
ed their grain, wheat yielding as high as
twenty bushels per acre, and oats in some
cases as high as eighty bushels per acre.
Luverne (Rock county) Herald, Aug. 16:
Those who have commenced threshing re
port the yield of wheat as being greater than
was anticipated. Fifteen to twenty bushels
per acre is the leported yield. A gale ac
companying a shower Wednesday evening
blowed over several stacks of grain to the
west and southwest of town, and the subse
quent rain washed the unprotected gram.
Crookston (Polk county) Journal, Aug. 16:
The Red River valley takes the premium on
wheat this year. Inquiries at all points
along the St. Paul & Pacific ext nsion, from
Breckinridge to Fisher's Landing, develop a
general estimate of from twenty to twenty
five bushels per acre, mostly No. 1 wheat.
At Fisher's Landing they claim a larger
yield of better wheat than anywhere in the
St. James (Watonwan county) Journal,
Aug. 17: A steam thresher was put in mo
tion on B. Bass' farm ytsterday, and it is
estimated that it will take about ten days to
finish the wheat to be threshed. Mr. Bass
had 700 acres in wheat, about one-fifth ot
which, when cut, was in such shape that it
coulu not be bound and stacked. The whole
will probably average nine bushels per
Redwood Falls Gazette, Aug. 16: Har
vesting in this vicinity has been slow and
laborious. The majority of farmers are done
cutting, but many who have large crops are
not. Threshing is pretty generally under
way and there will be more grain than farm
ers expected two weeks ago. The quality of
wheat will be poor. The yield of oats is
enormous. I fact, every kind of crop is
good except wheat. Mr. Thomas McMillan
has threshed his wheat crop and the result
exceeds his expectations. O the Birum
farm it averaged twenty-one bushels to the
acre. On the Dolvm farm about sixteen.
On the latter farm he had about sixty acres
of wheat. There is none of it will pass as
No. 1 without a great deal of winnowing.
Albert Lea Standard: Chester Sea-le, a
farmer living south of this city, informs us
that he has discovered that wheat straw is
covered with myriads of small black bugs not
much larger than the point of a needle.
He discovered them accidentally by putting
some wheat on a white cloth. They are so
small that they are visible to the naked eye
only by taking straw and shaking it over
white paper or cloth, when they will collect
in such large quantities that they can be
seen. Mr. Searle thinks they are what in
jured the wheat, instead of the weather.
He has forwarded a quantity of these in
sects to the commissioner of agriculture at
Washington, for the purpose of ascertaining
Rochester Hecord and Union, August 15:
Mayor Williams returned this week from
looking after his farm machinery interests in
Goodhue county, and brings a rather discour
aging report from that the most extensive, and
heretofore the most successful wheat pro
ducing district of the State. conversed
with many of the leading farmers of that
county, and the average yield is not placed
much above five bushels per acre, or its
equivalent in No. 1 wheat. One farmer who
has threshed, reported an average of fifteen
bushels per acre of wheat weighing forty
seven pounds to the bushel, which, when
properly screened would not yield over eight
bushels of inferior No. 2 wheat. Another
man threshed all one afternoon to obtain
fifty-seven bushels, inferior in quality to the
poorest screenings of last year. says the
dissapointment in the failure of the crop is
almost overwhelming, as in marfy instances
it will not pay the expense of harvesting.
As the work of threshing progresses, the
disappointment will increase, and some who
expected ten to fifteen bushels of wheat per
acre will hardly get five.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY^MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1878.
The boom will shut down about the middle
of the week. 4
A raft of logs for sale below went out with
the Ida Fulton this morning.
Rev. Mr. Pope, of St. Paul, will occupy
the Episcopal pulpit next Sunday.
Two prisoners were released yesterday, their
te rms of incarceration having expired. %^l-
Rev. Father Murphy departed this morn
ingfor St. Paul to attend the retreat' of the
clergy of the diocese.
Harry Wheeler departed yesterday for Os
ceola, where, with hunting and fiphing, he
will spend a short vacation.
Matt. Shortal received his new cane yes
terday. I is a present to Matt, from
Charlie Bordwelh and is a handsome one.
Wheat quotations are about the same as
Saturday's. New wheat is coming in rapid
ly, bn as yet, none of it has graded No. 1.
Morris Scully assault and battery case
continued till next Wednesday at 9 o'clock
A. M. I default of bail he was committed
The Robert Semple went out yesterday
with fourteen strings of logs. Seven for
Zimmerman, Guttenburg, Iowa, and seven
for Catfish, Illinois.
A young lady the other evening was heard
to remark of a gentleman friend who had
just clean shaved his upper lip, that the bsme
looked as if it was scalded.
Mrs. Blanchard was up before Judge Nor
gord yesterday on the charge of interfering
with the officer in the discharge of his duty.
The sentence was suspended on condition of
behaving herself hereafte*.
The Josie, Diamond line, brought in a
large freight Sunday to be shipped to St.
Paul by the Stillwater & Taylors Falls rail
road. Owing to the low stage of water, this
line will hereafter send their freight to St.
Paul by way of Stillwater.
Owing to the low stage of water, and the
exorbitant price wanted by Mr. Munch for
the head on Chengwatonna dam the execu
tive committee of the board of trade have
concluded not to send men on the rear to
drive in the logs as stated in last Saturday's
The Turnverein excursion last Sunday was
financially almost a failure, only suffi
cient being netted to cover expenses. Th
boys had a good time, and everything passed
off quietly. The best feature of the affan
was the excellent music of the new cornet
band, who did better than many anticipated.
James Batchelder, foreman in Durant &
Wheeler's boat yard, met with a severe acci
dent yesterday forenoon, while launching
the Robt. Sample. A stick of timber broke,
and the end swinging around, struck Mr.
Batchelder, breaking the right thigh bone
and inflicting a painful bruise on the calf ot
the left leg.
Sheriff Johnson's father in coming from
Prescott Sunday evening, met two fellows
on the road who, judging from appearances,
had been using something sharper than
words in settling their difficulty. Both were
pretty well cut up and bleeding profusely,
and a cessation of hostilities negotiated.
brought them to Hudson and left them there.
The Mexican 1"resident is Anxious to Vie
Pierced by a Yankee Bullet, and he Ought
to be OratifiedSome Sharp Correspond
Correspondence New York World.]
MEXICO, July 29.It is not often that
presidents deliver themselves freeiy upon
delicate questions, but Gen. Diaz is an ex
ception to the rule. has on seveial occa
sions been known to express himself very
frankly on the American question, and only
a few days ago he spoke to dn Ameiican gen
tleman upon the relations between the United
States and Mexico with soldierly bluntness.
In reference to the invitation of the managers
of the Louisville (Ky.) exposition for him to
pay them a visit in September or October, he
said that for a number of reasons
he was compelled to decline, but
that certain articles would be sent
from the country for exhibition there,
he wished success to both the merchants of
Louisville and Chicago in their" efforts to
establish commercial relations with Mexico,
remarking that these are preferable to armed
relations. He said that the Mexican forces
met by Gen. McKenzie were rural guards,
but if they had been regular troops the
American forces would have been attacked
regardless ot the disparity in numbers, for
his minister of war Lad issued peremptory
orders to that effect. Being questioned with
regard to a commercial treaty with the
United States, he replied that no treaty is at
present under consideration, and that none
of any description whatever would be entered
into by his government until the order of
Gen. Ord, authonzing the passage into Mexi
can territory of American troops, be revoked.
He stated that Mr. Zamacona, the Mexican
minister in Washington, had been directed
to make a formal protest against the recent
iuvasion of Gen. McKenzie, which he de
nounced as an outrage, and that a very
energetic note on the same subject had been
sent to the United States legation in this
city. Gen. Diaz gave it as his opinion that
the American government is prejudiced
against him, and not disposed to do him jus
tice. The impression made on the gentle
man referred to by this interview is that al
though President Diaz prefers peace with the
United States he expects a war in the near
future and is preparing for it. The truth is
both the government and the people are in
a very bad humor with the Americans, and
serious trouble is looked upon as inevitable.
A report is current on the.streets that Gen.
Diaz used the following language not very
long ago: "What, with- say- antecedents,
could be more glorious for me than to fall
at the head of my Mexicans, pierced by a
Yankee buhV but for the sake of my family
I do not wish this to happen."
The energetic note from the minister of
foreign affairs to the American legation to
which President Diaz referred in the inter
view alluded to above, although supposed to
be enveloped in all the secrecy customary in
diplomacy, is indeed a secret to nobody. I
appears that in both the protest and the note
the invasion of Gen. McKenzie was protested
against as a violation of international law
and a gross outrage on the part of the
United States, and reparation was demanded.
At the same time the occasion was embraced
to complain of the conduct of the American
government in giving protection to Escobedo
and his followers in Texas, and to state that
negotiations for the settlement of the pend
ing questions can have no good results until
Mexico receives satisfaction. If we are to
believe the rumors that emanate from the
national palace, the very energetic note frbm
the minister of foreign affairs received just
as energetic a reply from Minister Foster.
It is said that this gentleman stated that the
order authorizing the passage of the Rio
Grande by American troops had not been is
sued until the raids from this side had be
come unbearable, that he could not see how
Gen. McKenzie's raid could interfere with
the negotiations for the settlement of the
pending questions, because he had seen no
disposition on the part of the Mexican gov
ernment to enter upon their settlement.
also stated that for years past Mexican troops
have been in the habit of following Indians
into Arizona, and that they had always been
welcomed by the American authorities and
citizens, and finally that the crossing of a
body of Mexican troops into Texas last sum
mer, when they attacked and defeated a band
of Mexican revolutionists encamped in the
desert above Eagle paqs* although a viola
tion of American soil, was not considered by
the American government as a sufficient
cause for breaking off, negotiations. I re
gard to the supposed protection afforded by
the American authorities to Gen. Escobedo,
Minister Foster expressed surprise, stating
that Gen. Diaz should know from experi
ence that it is impossible for the American
authorities to prevent such conspiracies as
those charged against the Lerdist general, as
he (President Diaz) during the last revolu
tion had taken advantage of the security
afforded on American soil to plot the down
fall of Mr. Lerdo, then the lawful president
of Mexico that by means of conspiracies
carried on in Brownsville he induced the
garrison in Matamoras to join him that after
he was defeated in the battle of Icaoiole,
when his forces were scattered in every direc
tion, he took refuge on American territory,
where Tie was unmolested by the American
authorities, and finally, that owing entirely
to the protection offered by the American
flag he escaped being captured by his ene
mies on a vessel off the port of Tampico. I
is also said that the Mexican note stated that
the raids on the frontier are common to both
sides of the Rio Grande. To this Mr. Foster
replied that he did not wish to hear any more
such statements, unless accompanied by the
proofs: that time and again he had challenged
the Maxican government to cite a single in
stance whm marauders had made raids from
American territory into Mexico, and that
neither Mr Lerdo's government nor that of
Gen. Diaz had been able to name a single
When it is understood that all that I have
written concerning these two notes is known
to the public generally here, the ill-feeling
entertained for Americans to which I have
referred is easily accounted for.
Bis Trouble with the Boston Newspaper*
He Has an Associated Press of It is Own
-The Country} Free Enough, to Permit
Him to Be VngrammaticalHis Great
Mitsionto Squelch All Lies and to "Pierce
the Rhinocerian Hide of Brazen Monopo-
To the Editor of the Boston Globe:
I seldom have use of a newspaper's col
umns to reach the public ear, thank God for
a tongue nature has given me and a strong
pair of lungs, but as I may not have occasion
to again address the workingmen of Boston
soon, and as the Globe comes the nearest to
my idea of a newspaperfree and untram
melledof all others in Boston, and as such
it ought to enjoy the largest circulation, and
consequently through it I reach the largest
number of people, permit me to say a word
delence of a workingman. Last evening
at Faneuil hall, speaking in self-defence, I
paid my respects to the As
sociated Pressthe lying old whel,,
maddened with the stinging truthright be
tween the eyes. I her blind rage she
flounders around and plunges her poisonous
fangs into an innocent peison, true to hei
natuie, not daring to meet a foe face to face.
In the Boston Adiertiser, this morning, 1
read the following:
To the Editors of the Boston Daily Adver
titei.In hi6 speech at Faneuil hall to-nighl
Kearney exhausted his vocabulaiy in a whole
sale denunciation ot the Associated Press, an
read from the San Francesco Chionitle a des
patch which he asserts was sent from Boston
by the Associated Pre s. No such despatch,
and not one word lead by him, was sent by this
office. On the contrary, the only despatch Bent
from Boston by the Associated Press, aside
from the simple announcement of Mr Kearn
ey's arrival and the projected meeting to-night,
was the report of an interview between
General Butler and Mr. Kearney, furnished
us by Mr. Kearney through his private secre
tary" (on the principle that act of agent is act
of principal), who also claimed to be a special
correspondent of the San Francisco Chi oniele,
and who af terw ard peddled the same story to
each of the four Boston morning papeis for a
pecuniary considerationa transaction justified
by him, we prebume, on the principle ot a
"business transaction." Of the eleven men
employed in the Associated Press office here
nine are Irish, or of Irish descent, and I ven
ture to say as honest and hard working men as
Mr. Kearney himself none, however, quite so
"ungiammaticai" or profane. Respectfully,
GEORGE G. KIMBALL, Associated Press.
As to my being an Irishman, my grammar,
my profanity, etc., that's my business"free
country." But when an innocent man is
dragged into my fights then I' always "on
deck,' with "cutlass in hand." The person
who accompanies me and acts as my secre
tary came East in the employ of the San
Francisco Chronicle, an enterprising,
independent newspaper of San Fran
cisco. is employed to report my move
ments in the East for that paper, as people
will have news. Being an old associate of
mine, from the inception of the agitation in
California to the present time, ever willing
to lend a helping hand in the cause, and
thoroughly conversant with it, being a piac
tical workingman he voluntarily assists mem
my constantly increasing correspondence,
etc. Not being able to pay a secretary the
favor is appreciated, which, however, is also
my business. Therefore, acting in the
capacity of a reporter for the paper mention
ed, last Surday he sent a report of my ar
rival and reception in Boston. The report
was published in the Monday issue, which
ailived here last evening, one week old.
Directly under his report was another ac
count, sent by the Associated Press,
as I said last night, eithei
from Boston or New Xork
The publication of this interview here was of
no consequence to me, nor even to General
Butler, judging from the enthusiasm with
which his name was received in Faneuil hall:
consequently it was an item of "news," they
paid tor it, and like the heathen Indian when
the "toy" grew old, they want to "trade
backee." And yet, while some of the papers
paid for it, others published it without even
giving proper credit, several of the Associ
ated Press papers failing in this particular
after their agent had agreed to do so, and
these papers whisper into the ears of the old
monopoly, which tattles to the depravity of
"advanced civilization." If that be honesty
and fair dealing on their part where does
chicanery and thieving come in, I would like
to know. But the sharp arrow that pierced
the rhmocenan hide of this brazen mo
nopoly was that it did not get the first "pull"
at the interview before it got out West. They
did not get their ghoalish tools to mangle it
before it reached California. But, thanks to
the Chronicle, I have got a little Associated
Press of my own, and so long as it grinds a
monopoly and benefits the people by giving
them the pure and unadulterated news, I
propose to monopolize it"fight fire with
fire." "lis true they can telegraph lies
from California here, but I am here to
squelch them, and I can circumvent their
stories to California too. Hang their foul
carcasses up, thou imp of darkness, and let
the sun of righteousness shine out so hot
that the disorganization may be so rapid
that the stench will not sicken the just in
heaven. With respect,
The "Globe" Knows.
"One of the dishonest tricks of the St.
Paul GLOBE IS to quote from the Waseca Radi
cal and credit it with being a Republican pa
This shows that the Journal is not as
well posted as the GLOBE. Hall knows that
we are not only a Republican, but one of the
best in the State. knows that we firmly
adhere to the doctrines of the Republican
fathers, and that we have not gone after the
false gods of lager beer and monopoly as
have the Journal kind of men. For once
Hall is right, and we believe in giving the
devil his due.
Put Him, Through.
'"[St. Peter Tribune.]
Pass him round. Th editor of the Red
Wing Argus advertises money to loan. Put
the commune on his track.
Lieut. Wallace Attacks a Marauding Band,
of Nest Perces, Kills Six and Mortally
Wounds Their ChiefBaring Exploit of a
The raid of a band of Nez Perces Indians
through Montana, an account of which, as
telegraphed Gen. Sheridan, appeared in the
Times over a week ago, has ended in disaster
to the redskins, as is shown by a report re
ceived at military headquarters on yesterday.
The report, which details the operations of a
detachment of soldiers commanded by Lieut.
Thomas'S. Wallace, is forwarded by Maj.
H. Chipman, commanding at Fort Mis
It had been reported to the officer in com
mand that a small party of Indians, sup
posed to be Nez Perces, had committed
numerous murders the Dearborn Bear
Gulch, and Rock creek valleys, and that they
were apparently moving in the direction of
the Lou-Lou pass, through which they
could easily escape, to Idaho territory. As
they were reported as being then in Bitter
Roo valley, Maj. Chipman dispatched Capt.
James Gageby, with one company, to
guard the Lou-Lou pass, and at the same
time sent out a detachment of fifteen men,
under Lieut. Wallace,
TO GIVE CHASE TO THE RA1DEBS.
Lieut. Wallace proceeded up the valley to
the scene of Gibbon's fight with the enemy,
a year ago, without finding a trace of In
dians. He started to return, but, at a poin
sixty-four miles from the Big Hole battle
field, struck the looked-for trail, and resumed
pursuit. After following the trail eighty
one miles, and coming within a short dis
tance of the enemy, the citizens volunteers,
numbering, about fifty, who hal accompanied
him thus far in the pursuit, turned back.
Che next day, with thirteen regulais, two
volunteers, and a guide, he pushed ahead to
the north fork of the Clearwater, having
the meantime crossed the line into Idaho
territory. A little further on, at the mouth
of the cannon, the Indians were espied.
After a short rest, during which it may be
imagined the volunteers were engaged
screwing up their courage to the sticking
THE CAMP WAS CHABOED,
the troops opening a rapid fire as they ad
vanced. The Indians, the report says, were
completely surprised. The regulars must
have fired with tolerably good aim, for the
report states that six Indians were killed and
three others wounded, ahd that twenty-three
oaules and ponies were also killed. Th fir
ing ceased on both sides until about sun
down, when the Indians let fly three shots
into camp, striking and severely disabling
two horses. The fire was promptly returned,
but with what affect is not known, or, if
known, is not stated in the report. Dark
ness enveloped everything, and under cover
of it the redskins escaped.
During a temporary cessation in the firing,
Sergt. Edwin Phoenix, of company H, 3d in
fantry, waded the stream, which, at that
point, was twenty feet wide and nearly waist
deep, to the open ground in front of the
enemy, where the Indian ponies were lar
iated. coolly set about cutting the lar
iats and stampeding the animals to the op
posite shore. Two rifles, which he found
upon the ground among the ponies, he threw
into the creek. mounted one .of the
beasts, and undertook to lead the herd of
ponies across the stream. The Indians
poured an unceasing fire at him from the
bash near by. The animal under him was
shot dead in its tracks. Nothing daunted by
this little mishap, he mounted another one
and successfully stampeded thirty-one head
ot horses to the opposite bank, where they
were taken charge of by the troops.
The report gives the number of Indians
engaged in the fight at nineteen. Two ot
these were squaws, bat they fired quite as
often as the bucks. A number of the
animals captured were subsequently identi
fied and claimed by citizens of the terntory,
from whom they had been stolen. The
iSCAPED EVEN THE SLIGHTEST CASUALTY,
and only two of their horses were struck by
bullets. The horse belonging to the guide
was killed. The Indians were a party of
Nez Peices, who, having deserted Chief
Joseph during the latter's engagement with
Gen. Miles and taken refuge Sitting Bull's
camp in Canada, had deserted from his gang
and are now marauding across the country,
with the view of ultimately reaching their
home in western Idaho. Ta-ba-booh is then
chief, and it is thought he was fatally wound
ed in the fight.
Lieut. Wallace, after commending the
bravery displayed by several officers and
men, closes his report as follows: "The
position of the Indians was strong, on ac
count of the ground which was necessarily
passed over in approaching them, the troops
having to charge down hill under full view
for about four hundred yards, with but tew
trees and no brushes to shelter the men from
A CLERICAL DUELIST.
A North Carolina Clergyman Kills
Son-in-Late in a Duel.
[Charlotte (N. C.) Special to Cincinnati En
Information reaches this city to-night of a
horrible tragedy which occurred yesterday in
Rutherford county, in the western part of
North Carolina, in which Rev. Dr. Wade
Hill shot and killed his son-in-law, Major
Andrew Scroggins. I appears that Scrog
gms, while in a passion about a week ago,
stripped and whipped Dr. Hill's youngest
daughter. Scroggins' wife was present and
begged ner husband not to hurt her sister,
but he paid no attention to the tearful en
treaties, and inflicted painful chastisement
on the girl.
As soon as the father heard of his Bon-in
law's conduct he went to him and demanded
an explanation. Scroggur- said he had acted
on the impulse of the moment, bnt Dr. Hill
replied that he had no right to lay his hand
on the child, and the two gentlemen becorn
ing involved a quarrel over the matter?
got to blows and had it rough and 'tumble,
the father-in-law coming out best. This so
enraged Major Scroggins that he went home,
and, after consulting friends, sent a chal
lenge te the reveiend gentleman, which was
promptly declined by the said gentleman.
The Major then vowed to his friends that he
would get the best of the old man, even if
he had to throw poison in his coffee.
He armed himself with a heavy
revolver and a dirk, so as to be fully pre
pared to lay his antagonist out on sight.
The reverend doctor also armed himselt to
the teeth, in case of an emergency, and went
about his spiritual work as usnal.
Yesterday the two men chanced to meet
on horaeback in the road near the doctor's
house. Major Scroggins exclaimed, with a
hellish sneer: "Aha! I've got you now!"
The doctor replied, "Keep cool!" The Ma
jor replied, "Te minutes to say your pray-
ers." By this time they were ten paces apart,
and the impromptu duel was soon to take
place. Dr. Hill said, "Well, sir, I' ready,"
at the same time drawing a Derringer.
Major Scroggins said, "And so am I. May
the Lord have mercy on us both 1" With
that he fired twice in rapid succession, neith
er shot taking effect. The doctor fired once,
killing his antagonist instantly. then
rode back home and told the awful news.
Friends earned the major's remains off for
burial, and the doctor gave himself up.
The greatest excitement prevails, though
Dr. Hill is justified in the opinion of the
puplic. The deceased was quite prominent
farmer and politician. Dr. Hill is a Baptist
minister of great popularity and usefulness
in this section of the State, and has written
several orthodox works, which have received
the commendation of his brethren.
Oregon Indians cut off the fore-leg of sheep
and let them go.
Gen. Grant is expected in Siam in December.
He will smg "Just as I am.''
The condition of Qaeen Christina, of Spain,
is regarded as almost hopeless*
Paris and suburbs count 2,885 authorized
venders of newspapers and periodicals.
A married lady remarks that she does not see
how old bachelors remember past dates, having
no children to approximate chronology b\.
A New York music firm advertises the "Pins
and Needles Galop." That's bringing dancing
to a fine point.
The Chinese embassy iB accompanied by a
journalist. His name is Chin, but his princi
pal qualification is cheek.
The King of Siam has 3,000 wives. He has
promised take one of 'em to the circus each
year until they have all been.
Boston Post: Ben. Harrison is frantically
swinging the chemise demnq, but it will be a
long time Voorhees in Morton's seat.
The Southern Methodistc hurch hasin Texas
408 itinerants, 755 local preachers, 76,500 mem
bers, and 23,277 Snndaj-scoool scholars.
An English lady has learned in Egj pt to
make loses yield a preserve as delicious for the
palate as their perfume is for the nostrils.
Judging by numerous native India papers,
the despatch of Hindoo troops to serve in
Europe gave them extraordinary satisfaction.
It was Mrs. Langtry, the Jer-.e beauty, who
put the chunk of ice down Wales' back. And
she has been struck off the roval visiting list.
Kate Field and Ristori are traveling together
for pleasure in Switzerland. Kate Field loves
the mountains and Ristori loves the green
Of the 5,000 voters Lynn. Mass., abont
3,500 arj shoemakers. They all vote the same
ticket with the sole purpose of doing lasting
They do not shoot at the Duke of Meiningen,
but they strew bouldeis along and tie telegraph
wires across the roads that his carriage usually
The commission to investigate hog cholera is
to meet in a few days. Its proceedings will be
kept secret unless some member should
Thames fishermen call a fifteen-pounder pike
an "M. P.," below that but above five pouuds
the fish is calkda Commoner,' smaller ones
Aleck Stephens' secretary, Colonel Mo
Whorter, reports that all opposition to the
great commoner has subsided like a little sum
mer puft in the pines.
The three leading churches in Scotland re
port communicants as follows Church of
Scotland. 4G1,JG'J, Free church, 222,411, United
Piesbytenan church, 394,581.
Henry Palmer went over Niagara Falls a few
davsago. He staited from the village to row
across the river to Chippewa, and neither he
nor the boat has since been seen.
John Humphrey Noyes, the founder and
head of the Oneida Cominunitv, is a cousin of
President Hajes, and the wife ot Mr. Howells,
'.he editor ot the Atlantic Monthly, is his
The studious Danbury N~cws has ascertained
that Paris green did not exactly kill the pota
to bugs, but it so seriously imuaued their in
tellect that they have gone to eating Canada
The) 're kicking Gov. Bishop the hardei now
that he's down financially as well as in poli
tics but it is known to many persons in Cin
cinnati that the Governor's misfortunes were
brought about by Deing too charitable.
The Earl of Aylesford, who has figured re
cently a disreputable divorce suit and was
charged oy the Queen's proctor with the most
dissolute and licentious practices, ib the pat
ron of seven church livings in England.
The Bishop of Durham has wealth of his
own, besides enjojmg an income of 8,000 a
year from his bishopric. It is understood that
his charitable donations to various objects
amount to more than bib Episcopal income.
The names of several London public houses
have been changed to 'Th Beacon*ueld, as
has also that of Alexandria Music Hall in south
London. The latter circumstance is not ex
actly complimentary to the Prince of Wales.
The 200 addresses sent to the German Em
peror on hib escape, together with thousands of
telegrams, are being exhibited at the old
Palace at Kerlin. Most of the former are bound
in blue (the emperor's favontc color) velvet.
The Boston Join tud offers to publish free of
charge the announcement of the hours when
Gen. Butler's yacht leaves tho city wharf on
free excursions for the poor and needy if the
general will only furnish it with the mtorma
The wife of the feather-weight champion,
Dick Hollywood, of Indianapolis, hassued that
eminent pugilist for divorce, charging him with
cruelty and adultry. They were married in
1^62, and eight of their eleven children are
Gadabouts, funny little chunky, open ve
hicles, with small wheels and high boxes, have
two seats, and are favorites with the ladies at
Long Branch, who go out in them enticing
dresses, expanding magnificent parasols over
The Egyptians are happy in the prompt ap
pearance of the annual flood of the Nile. The
river is alieady higher than at the highest
point reached last season, and splendid crops
are assured. The 3 leld of cotton is expected
to be unusually large.
The pangs of death from prnssic acid did
not make James Fitzgerald, of Carlin, Nev.,
relax his determination to take his own
life. He threatened to shoot those who tried
to force an antidote down his throat, and cc m
pelled them to let him die.
At a dinner given by the Farriers' company,
at the Albion Tavern, London, the Queen's
health was proposed as follows. "Her Majesty
the Queen of Great Britain and the Colonies,
Protectress of Turkey, Administratrix of
Cypius, and Empress of India.
The death is announced England of James
Douglass, of Cavers, the last male descendant
of the hero of Chevy Chase. In his house was
preserved the banner under which his ancestor
fought, and the Percy gauntlets he captured
under the walls of Newcastle.
Queen Victoria's youngest son is coming
over here to shoot, and the Conner-Journal ad
vises him to "come disguised as a b%ld-headed
tramp, with a gum-boil on the end of his nose,
or the girls will kiss him to death and back
again long before he reaches Colorado."
Colonel H. H. Jones, editor of the Macon
(Ga.) Messenqer, was cow hided by a woman,
who took offense at Borne trivial publication.
The colonel didn't turn his right cheek, but
took the lash from his assailant's grasp and
severely castigated the husband, who was
standing by tessmg his wife on.
Lily Dean, an actress, was on Saturday night
kicking up her heels on a San Antonio, Texas,
stage, when a letter infoiming ber that she was
an heiress in the sum of $100,100 was handed
to her over the footlights by a lawyer. The
surprise was caused by an unexpected settle
ment of the family estate in Buffalo.
Hodel, who made the first of the two recent
attempts on the life of the Emperor William,
has failed to appeal within the time prescribed
against the sentence of death passed upon him.
The sent nc has, therefore, become final, with
the only reservation of its being subject to the
approval of the emperor, before whom it will
have to come in any case.