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Definite Arrangements for His Trip to St.
PaulHe Will Roach Chicago Sept. 3d,
and Leave tor St. J'aul the Morning of
CHICAGO, Aug. 21.It is now definitety
known that President Hayes will reach this
city en route to St. Paul on the morning of the
3d of September. He will remain here that
day and night, and during his stay here there
will be a public reception at the Grand Pacific
hotel and a committee of the most prominent
business men has been appointed to receive
him and take charge of the ceremonies. This
committee is headed by the mayor. On the
4th of (September he will leave for St. Paul. It
is understood that in compliance with the
earnest request of citizenB in all parts of Wis
consin he will return from St. Paul via Mad
ison, reaching the latter place about the 10th.
HE EXPLAINS TO THE COMMITTEE
AS I) REPORTER.
Fletcher Tempted Him ami He FellHav
Made the Misstep, Hon ever. He
Wants tlio Whole Truth to Come Out
The Committee Delving Among the Ac
counts, Hut Make But kittle Progress,
Owing to the Mutilated Hooks--Rev.
Secretary, Treasurer, lite. Kerr to Testify
[Special Telegiam to the Globe.J
Sr. PETER, Aug. 21.On the arrival of the
Senatorial comuiibsion at the asylum this
morning the persf who fiist welcomed them
them was Mr. Talbot. He was in the office
awaiting tbem and came forward and shook
hands heartily with each oi the Senators. Up
on their assembling in the boaid room Mr.
Talbot entered and asked the board if he
should make a general statement in refereneo
to tho matteiH with which his name was con
nected in this investigation or whether the
board should question him, and, having per
mission to addiess the board, he commenced
by unfolding a nurnher of annual leports of
the asylum tmstees. Opening one, he said:
I can affoid to be mixed up in newspapers
for I am an old newspaper man
myself. When I was appointed a trustee there
were sixteen ncnspapLis in tho asylum, audi
increased the number to forty-six. in order
to accomplish this I wrote sixty letters, not
meiely what a lawyer would wute, but I flatter
myself I did pretty well. When I was wilting
them Mrs. T. said "it is no use writing those
letters," but 1 said wc should see, and I think
the result pioved I was ight. The first year I
got fourteen papers, second year sixteen, thud
year sixteen. Out of these there are thirty
seven weeklies which I put down at ifcl.50,
which makes $85.50 three dailies at $10 make
$30 moie, in all $115.50. I charged foi this
work tour days at $4, making 16 for writing
the letters, and I consider that the
State owes mo on this transaction
$99.50, not that I claim it or
intend to claim it. That's all I'll say about
FLETCHER TEMPTED HIM.
Now I want to re lev to an article in the
Pioneer 1'ieit, which makes my son Chailey tell
a nonsensical btoiy of this, that and tho other.
The Eacts of the case wore thesepart of that
repoit is cleui fiction. I was asked by Mi.
Fletcher to visit the asylum in his place. 1
did so and received fiom Mr. Diyer the per
diem money. Some months afterit might
have been nearly a year for all I knowI met
Mr. Fletcher and he asked me if I had received
compensation lor my duties peil'oimed for me.
I answered yes, I got my $8. He said you are
entitled to moie. I asked what he meant. He
said the fare fiom Minneapolis. I said I won't
take it. He said you will take it.
I said, 1 will not take it. Then he said, if
you won't take it I will draw it and put it in
an envelope and send it to Mrs. Talbota wo
man he never s,iwbut it you will do me a fa
vor, he said, you will take it. Then I said, I
will take it, and 1 put it in my pocket. I don't
want to say anything against Mr. Fletcher. He
had nothing to do with the money any more
than 1 have said.
Senator DorinThen, Mr. Talbot, you never
thought of chaiging mileage fiom Minneapolis
till Mi. Fletcher suggested it.
Mr. TalbotI never dreamed of it
nevei dreamed of it, never! I wish
you had a Bible here and would let me
take my oath on thib mattei.
Senator Doian1 think the gentleman had
better be sworn and the chaii man administered
the oath binding Mr. Talbot that all he should
say would be the truth and nothing but the
truth, so help him God,
Mr. Talbot All I shall say and have said.
He was then shown the vouchers in which he
charges $13.50 foi traveling expenses from
Minneapolis, and two days attending for
Flethcr $8, and two days attending for him
Mr. TalbotThis is contrary to my sworn
statement. There is something wrong in that
voucher without it can be explained in this
way Ml. Dryer frequently gives me money,
and aiterwaids finds some informality, and
fills out a formal voucher for the amonnts, and
I sign it. I suppose that was the way in this
case, that he put the three separate payments
in one voucher. 1 took that money because I
thought Mi. Fletcher was entitled to it.
Senator MortonDo you mean to say that
you were entitled to that mileage from and to
Mr. Talbot1 do, Bir. If a man gets another
to do a duty for him he is entitled to the pay
as if he did it himself no matter what it costs
the other party.
Senator Drew then read the law referiug to
trustees, entitling them to a reimbursement of
the actual costs or moneys paid out in
the interests of the abylum, and
Senator Morion asked the gentleman if he or
Fletcher actually laid out that $13.50 or that $8
charged by him.
Mr. TalbotThat law is very obscure, and it
often bsen discussed by the trustees.
has And to show bow the board interpret it, I will
give you an instance. I was down at Roches
ter on asylum business, and 1 putin a claim of
$2.50 for expenses, at the Cook House, and Mr.
Kerr took his pencil and scratched it out, say
ing that was not expenses within the meaning
ot the law.
Senator RiceBut bi other Kerr has made
such charges hirabelf in more than one in
stance. He has not been fair with you, Mr
POWER O THE 1RU3TEES.
Senator DoranDo you remember if the
power of the tiustees to buy or sell lands was
ever discussed at the board meetings.
Mr. TalbotFrequently, and Gen. Blown
gave it as his opinion that there was lio doubt
the trustees had the full power. He ruled that
we had power to do anj thing we pleased for
the interests of the institution.
Senator DoranBut if that were tho case
yon could go to any length.
Mr. TalbotYes, as you have said, involving
millions of dollars, but you must trust a little
to our common sense.
Senator MortonThat is just what the State
has been doing.
S Senator RiceWill you please ex
plain what saving or advantage
it was to the abylum when the trustees bought
$' McFadden's house.
Mr. TalbotThat is not so easy to explain.
[Laughter.] I had nothing to do with that,
gentlemen. Not that I want to throw any
thing on the shoulders of the other trustees.
1 had thought it possible to get a man cheaper
J^ than McFadden, and was averse to raising his
man at Minneapolis to do the work cheaper,
but some of the others did not think so. I
could not tell you what was given for McFad
den's house I know nothing about it.
Senator MortonDo you think it a good in
Mr. TalbotI would not like to say.
Senator DoranWhat economy was it for the
trustees to buy that house at $1,000 and then
give it to McFadden to live in what return
did the investment make to the State?
Mr. TalbotI don't know, but I think if Mc
Fadden was dismissed to-day the State could
not got a man to ao the work at his salary.
What salary does he get, Mr. Doran?
Senator Doran$60 a month.
Mr. TalbotOh, I did not know.
THE CENTENNIAL TRIP.
His attention was next called to his centen
nial bill. He said he was appointed to go to
the convention of insane superintendents
which meets once a year. In 1876 they
wisely met at Philadelphia, and he,
(Talbot,) was appointed at a meeting of the
trustees to go. He gave an elaborate account
of his reading the newspapers to get to know
the cheapest plan. He was there four days,
and of course visited the centennial. From
thence he went to Utica and over to Canada.
He drew $150 from Mr. Dryer when he started,
and when he got to Canada he had $2.50 left.
Perhaps you will ask how I got home, he said.
Well, I earned some money in Canada. I
could have earned lots of money there, but I
was obliged to come h^me my boy Charley
Senator DoranIt was at a meeting of the
board that you were appointed?
Mr. TalbotI was appointed at the board
meeting. I was the man and no other. I af
terwards met Mr. Kerr there, but he was not
appointed a delegate at the meeting.
They did not know I should visit Utica or
Senator MortonDid you make a written re
port on your return?
Senator MortonThen what benefit did the
State derive from your visit?
Mr. TalbotA full boardno, I believe Mr.
Strait was absentappointed me. They
thought it necessary that some one should go
and see how they manage asylums in the East.
Senator MortonDid you keep an itemized
statament of your expendituie of the $150?
THE $ 5 LECTURES.
Mr. TalbotNo. I spent the money as if it
weie my own. Now, in regard to my lecture, I
don't think it light to call it a centennial lec
ture. If I remember rightly,l was not paid for
that lecture It was another. I don't
think I got $5 for more than three lectiues
that I have given at the asylum when visiting
it I have been paid when I came on purpose
I think I have lectured twenty times without
pa}, and gentlemen, I think I have read more
insane literature than any other man you may
think mo crazy for saying so, but it is the
There iB one thing you will come at during
the investigation, and I may as well explain it
here. 1 was asked to get two butcheit,' blocks
I had a deal of trouble in getting them and at
last succeeded in getting two measuring three
feet two inches in diameter each, for which I
charged $3 each. You may think it high, but
I have Mr. Davis' statement heie that a block
two feet six inches cost him
$18. In regard to charging hotel
expenses, I never did but once, and had it dis
allowed thin, for, gentlemen, there is no
cause, tor we all come up here or go to Mr.
Senatoi Doian asked Dr. Baitlett if he knew
how Mr. Kerr happened to go to Philadelphia?
Dr. Bartlett said, that when he, Dr. Bartlett,
found ho could not go Mi. Kerr concluded to
go. He believed Mr. Kerr saw some of the
trustees about it, but he was not appointed by
the board to go.
Senator RiceDid not the Presbyterian
cliurch send Mr. Kerr?
Dr. Bartlett thought there wab a meeting of
Presbyterians, but had forgotten all about it.
Mr. RiceDid not the church pay his ex
Dr. Bartlett did not think they did. The
Mr. Talbot did not think the papers had
treated him altogether fairly.
Senator Morton said that the trustees had
asked tor a lull publication of the facts and
the committee could not withhold anything
from the repoiters.
Mr. TalbotWell, gentlemen, 1 was present
when the trustees discussed the question of
opening the doors of the asylum to the com
mittee and I for one voted against it, saying to
the doctor that he admits everybody else and
this committee comes clothed with the author
ity of the State, and the chairman, Senator
Doran, will laugh at your politeness, seeing
they have the full right to enter.
STRAIT'S CHA GES.
Mr. Talbot was asked to explain how it was
that Strait had charged for every time he had
visited the asylum an average of $12.94 a day
when the average of the other trustees was
Mr. Talbot could make no explanation.
After some further conversation the commit
tee adjourned, Senator Doran asking Mr. Tal
bet to dme with him at the hospitable board
of host Carpenter of the famous Nicollet
TRI ED TO CHOKE HIM OFF.
At the hotel your correspondent had oppor
tunities to speak with the garrulous gentleman.
He said he never missed a meetiug of the board
of trustees, but when the investigating com
mittee first came to St. Peter the other mem
bers did not wish him present, saying he talked
too much, they wanted cooler heads than his,
and this morning the oflicials did nst wish him
to go betoie the committee. He baid they
thought I would get along and say more than I
ought. They advised me to consult with my
friends, but I am not afraid to tell
the truth. But I don't want to implicate any
body, Fletcher or any one else. If there is any
roguery, he said, charge it to me, Mr, Reporter.
The committee met again at the asylum at 2
o'clock, and continued tho labors with the
building committee's accountslabors truly,
for the papers were in such a shape that the
committee were taxed sorely to get them in
anything like order, and it was impossible to
go to the treasurer's mutilated ledger to help
them out, as it was unreadable. Smith,
the secretary, had got to a
stand still with it, and Kerr was
telegraphed for to come and help him out.
Anything pertaining tMr. Dryer's department
the committee had no trouble with. His ac
counts were splendidly kept, and showed an
exact and systematic accountant had the man
agement. This led Senator Morton to_ remark
that it was a pity Mr. Dryer had not been em
ployed to keep the accounts for the building
committee. Several vouchers were found show
ing H. Downs, since his appointment as super
intendent of building, at $4.50 per diem., had
charged the building fund $954.15 and $240.75,
and other amounts for stone cutting, etc. These
were left over to be explained by the Rev. Kerr
and Mr. Downs himself.
An immense pile of vouchers of Snyder &
Damren were found, showing these gentlemen
had had a fat contract, but it was impossible
to see whether the charges were correct or not.
This the committee will do when their secre
tary can, with the assistance of the reverend
treasurer, when he can get here, he being now
engaged for his peculiar qualifications to build
the earthly tabernacle at Rochester for the asy
Several vouchers of Nutters & Heritage were
also looked over in which that firm charges the
enormous price of $65 per thousand for clear
A voucher from John Aiton for $65 for delays
made by Matt Breen in laying joists occupied
some little time.
Senator Morton contended that the asylum
should not pay that, and wanted to know of
Dr. Bartlett if it had been charged to Brown.
The doctor did not know. The reverend treas
urer and secretary was the only man who
could, with the help of this mutilated ledger,
give an explanation. Refering to the num
berless charges for expressing currency, Sena
tor Morton said those charges should not be
paid. He thought it ridiculous to pay a bank
fel-r^^^JfliA, &> f" f, 'iilit
ia ffer a favor on it the e Mao.
Bartlett thought if there was an opposition
bank the charges would not be made.
A voucher for labor at $1.50 per day paid
one W. C. Kerr, was explained was to a son of
the Rev. Kerr, the bookkeeper, the laborer in
the hospital vinyard being at the time 16
years old or under.
Senator Doran questioned Mr. Dryer again
about the purchase of his house by the trustees,
asking him if he could give the committee any
information to show what the property cost
him. Mr. Dryer said he bought the two lots in
1870, and commenced putting up the house
immediately. He lived in the house six years
when the trustees bought and enlarged it.
Senator MortonHow large was the house?
Mr. DryerIt is stated on the voucher.
Senator RiceEighteen feet by twenty-five
feet one story.
Senator DoranDid the house cost you what
the trustees gave you for it?
Mr. DryerI gave them an inventory at the
time and desired that it and the purchase
should be put on record. He supposed Mr.
Kerr had the inventory. He could not state
exactly what it cost.
Mr. DoranI am sorry, Mr. Dryer, for your
sake as well as ours, because there iB consider
able talk down town that it did not cost any
thing like what vou got for it. The lots you
gave $450 for, did you not?
Mr. DryerAbout that.
The report is that the house, which is now,
with another story added to it, used as a kitch
en, cost about $300 or $400, and that it is not
nearly so good an investment as another near
by offered at $500.
Mr. Dryer was sure it cost him over $700,
besides the lots. The matter was left over for
Mr. Kerr to produce the vouchers.
Senator Morton asked Dr. Bartlett if Damren
did not build some stairs which would not fit
and was paid for them, and afterwards made
some other stairs and was paid for them also.
Dr. Bartlett thought there were some stairs
made which would not fit, but they wr used
in another part of the building three years
The contract for building the porches was
talked over, there being some suspicion that
they were paid for extra and were contained in
the contract. The matter will be cleared up
Senator Rice found a voucher for building a
cistern on McFadden's place the year before
it was purchased by the State and showing
the cistern was paid tor by the asylum, $33.56,
Mr. Rice lemarking that the Btate held so
much interest in the farmer's house before
they bought it any way, but he did not know
how much more the cistern appeared to be
paid for by Rev. Kerr.
To-morrow the reverend contractor of hospi
tals, secietary, tieasurer and trustee Kerr will
be before the committee. It should have
been stated that Strait moved the resolution at
the board meeting to purchase Dryer's house at
LAND AND WATER.
Trotting at Hartford-Successful Kegatta
I ROTTING AT HARTFORD.
HARTFORD, Aug. 21.Rain compelled a post
ponement of the races at Charter Oak park this
afternoon after two heats in. the 2:28 class and
one in the 2:24 class had been trotted. Sum
mary in the 2:28 class:
Hambletonian Mambiino 1
Lady Mills 3
John Hall 0
Lady Daggett 0
Time, 2:23 2:22J^.
In the 2:24 class the race was won by Ed
waids, the others in the following order: Dick
Mooie, Dick Wright, Driver, Carrie, Darby and
Sooner. Time, quarter, 34} half, 1:10 mile,
2:19i Edwin Forrest, George B. Daniels,
Steve Maxwell and Trampoline were drawn.
NEWARK, N. J., Aug. 21.There was a large
attendance at the regatta to-day. The first
four oars, first heat between Hopes, of New Or
leans, and Mutuals, of Albany, was called at 1
o'clock. The wind was northwest and making
the water slightly lumpy. The Hopes got the
right lead on fhe start, but the Mutuals soon
caught up and laid to the mark with vigorous
strokea. Both steered well but the Mutuals
had a lead of a loDgth at the mile station,
which they kept increasing. The Mutuals
rowed forty-four strokes to the minute, and
the Hopes thirty-eight. The Mutuals
came out six lengths ahead. Time 9:18%.
The wind went down slightly after the first
race. In the second heat for four oars the
Elizabeths, of Portsmouth, Va., Friendships,
New York, and Eurekas of Newport contested.
Much interest was excited, the Eurekas being
the public favorite. The latter maintained the
lead until at the mile post, where the Eliza
beths got even, but the Eurekas then got ahead,
when they were fouled by the Elizabeths,
which lost the latter the race in any case. The
Eurekas came in ahead. Time, 8:59)^.
The third heat was between the Olympics of
Albany, Zephyrs of Detroit and Saugerties of
Saugerties, New York. The tide, which had
been against the boats, now began to ebb and
the watei grew smoother. The Olympics got
the lead on the start, the Zephyrs second and
Saugerties third. The Zephyrs caught a crab
at the three-quarter mile and gave up the race.
Just beyond the Olympics fouled with the Sau
gerties and stopped. The Saugerties rowed on,
coming in in 9:12.
The fourth heat was between Langueil.
Montreal, Centennial, Detroit, and Arlington,
Brooklyn. Langueils and the Centennials
fouled at 1,000 yards, and Arlington refusing
to come back, was disqualified. The Langueils
and Centennials then rowed for first place.
The Langueils broke a rudder and fouled the
Centennials. The referee excused the foul and
the race continued, Centennials winning easily.
The final heat for junior single sculls prize
was between Bowls by, Jr., Mich., Campbell,
Newark, and Morgan, Washington. Bowlsby
and Campbell pulled evenly until the mile
stake was reached, when Bowlsby got ahead,
and then bad the race his own way. Time. 9:40.
Tho final heat of the senior single sculls was
won by Lea, of Newark time, 9:14. Rathbone,
of New York, was second.
The final heat of the double scull race was
won by the Hopes, of New Orleans Mutuals, of
Albany, second. Time, 8:31%.
The final heat for four oars was the last con
test of the day. The Mutuals, of Albany
Saugerties, of Saugertie, N. Y. Eurekas, of
Newark, and Centennials, of Detroit, started,
and in the order named passed the winning
The Board of Arbitrators Decide in His
Favor, and the Shorts Must Settle At
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 21.The board of arbitra
tors of the chamber of commerce which has for
several days been engaged in hearing evidence
in the case of McGeoch against J. B. Oliver &
Co., for damages caused by the latter failing
to deliver wheat sold seller July, rendered a
decision this morning in favor of
the complainant to the amount of $2,250, or at
the rate of $1.30 per busheL thus sustaining
the corner prices on the last day of July. The
decision in this case will Serve for all, and the
delinquents will have to settle upon the basis
fixed by the board. It is understood Oliver &
Co. will take the case before the board of ap
NEW YORK, Aug. 21.The coal companies1
board of control has fixed the quantity to be
mined in September at one million tons.
The Wyoming at Anchor.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.The man-of-war
Wyoming is anchored about five mileb east of
"William Niblo Dead. '^"XJtjr
NEW YORK, Aug. 21.William Niblo, the vet
eran theatrical manager and founder of Niblo's
Garden, died to-day, aged 89 years.
ST. PAUL, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1878.
WASHINGTON EXERCISED OVER A
The Divorced Wife of the Secretary of
Secretary Schurz Makes Some Most Dam
aging ChargesAneell's Defalcation Re
duced by Money Refunded by His
Brother-in-I.aw--Ml8cellaneons Deeds of
THE LATEST WASHINGTON SCANDAL.
[Special Teleeram to the Globe.]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.One of the most
odious scandals of Washington life involves U.
W. C. Mitchell, private secretary of Secretary
Schurz. In 1866 Mitchell married, in Albany,
Miss Laura E. Collier. On the 26th of last
June Mrs. Mitchell obtained a divorce from her
husband on the ground of cruelty. Eleven
days after Mitchell .married Miss Annie G.
Eliot, of Greenville,i Mississippi. A great
scandal was occasioned, on account of charges
that were made against Mitchell by his wife.
Recently a paragraph was published, announc
ing Mitchell's second marriage, and the fact
that he had obtained a divorce from his wife.
This has brought out a card of
which the first wife publishes here. She says:
Mr. Mitchell never obtained a decree of divorce.
I obtained a divorce annulling my marriage
with him on the ground of cruel and inhuman
treatment the 26th of last June. He is said
to have been married about eleven days there
after. On the 11th of August, 1877, Mr. Mitch
ell filed his bill for divorce. This application
was based en a single affidavit, that of a disso
lute person by the name of Charles Gagh. This
creature in his better days, and before I be
came acquainted with Mitchell, had offered me
his hand in marriage, which I had declined.
From facts and circumstances which have re
cently came into my possession I believe that
Mr. Mitchell hired this man to
COMMIT TH E CRIME OF PERJURY.
In making this affidavit I know that he went
to Chicago and was his boon companion for
days. The other affidavits by which he sought
to fasten the crime of infidelity upon me
amounted to nothing aside from the fact that
they were rank perjury, as I can prove. There
was not a particle of this evidence that I am
not ready to disprove, and there was not a wit
ness against me who was not guilty of foul
perjury. As soon as I obtained a copy of his
bill I filed my cross bill, in which every one of
the allegations was denied, and in which I
charged him with a series of
INFAMIES AND OUTRAGES,
that I was there, and am still ready to prove I
charged him with cruel, brutal and inhuman
treatment I charged him with infidelities with
numerous women, actresses cheap Bingers and
female tramps, with whom he found congenial
companionship he has repeatedly confessed
to me these sins, and has as repeatedly sought
my forgiveness and been forgiven. On the
night of our final separation he confessed that
he was sadly compromised with a female whom
I shall not name, that he was compelled to
seek a divorce from me that he might marry
her, and again and again implored me to pity
his distress and pardon his transgressions
against me I sincerely trust that he may be
more faithful to the elegant and accomplished
lady whom he so lately married I charged him
with attempting to compel me to
SURRENDER MY VIRTUE
as a female, my dignity as woman, my re
spectability as a lady and my very honor as a
motherthe mother of his childrento Sena
tors and members of Congress whom fie named
and to whom he proposed to introduce me un
der an assumed name. He insisted that I
should commence the nameless and abhorrent
crime with these persons for money for his ben
efit. Horrible and unnatural as this charge
may seem I stand ready to prove it, and in his
own hand writing. I charged him in my cross
bill with other acts of infamy and outrage, to
substantiate which I then had and still retain
abundant proof. I need not now repeat them.
Mr. Mitchell and his attorneys became alarmed
and sought Bafety in a compromise. A propo
sition was made by Mr. Mitchell and his law
yers to withdraw both bills that I should make
an application for a decree of divorce on the
ground of cruel treatment alone, and that no
opposition should be mode to the granting of
the decree. I was begged and importuned to
CONSENT TO THIS COMPROMISE.
Every appeal was made to me that could be
made to a mother who dearly loves her chil
dren, and to a woman who cares for her wifely
and womanly honor to consent to this com
promise. I did finally consent, and as I now
think most unwisely, and filing my application
and submitting abundant proof of the allega
tions, a decree of divorce was granted me on
the 26th day of June last. She then charges
that after this concession Mitchell repeated his
scandals against her until she has been obliged
to protect herself regardless of the conse
quences. Mrs. Mitchell closes her card to the
public with the following: "I feel an abiding
confidence in my God that He will not permit
me to suffer for any great length of time under
the infamy of these utterly false and shameful
charges. I know that they are not believed by
many, very many friends in this city, most of
whom have known me well during almost my
entire married life."
CHICAGO, Aug. 21.It having been stated in
special dispatches in Boston and other Eastern
papers that later developments increased the
loss to the Pullman Palace Car company
through Charles W. Angell, the missing secre
tary, inquiry has been made of Geo. W.
Pullman which proves such statements to be
incorrect. He has made to Hon. Fred Billings,
Woodstock, Vt., the following sstisfactory
statement: No indications of any loss in ex
cess of my statement to the press, and that
amount is now reduced over $6,000 by the re
turn of money which he had given to his
father-in-law and brother. A-U books and ac
counts, including my own personal matters in
his charge, appear perfectly correct. It is a
case of robbery, not defalcation. The most of
the amount, say $90,000, was taken after my de
parture for Europe, and he has, probably,
that amount with him now. The balance, say
thirty of our bonds, appear to have been taken
from the vault here since April. If our efforts
to apprehend him proves successful I have
faith that we will recover a large portion of the
amount taken. There is no truth in the rumor
that Angell was previously a defaulter to the
NEW YORK, Aug. 21.Anton Bracht was ar
rested on the instance of the German authori
ties immediately upon his arrival here, charged
with the murder of Ignatz Burquer, of Eickel
hoe, Germany, and with forgery.
SUICIDE OF A CADET.
WEST POINT, N. Y., Aug. 21.Cadet James
Todd, Jr., of Indiana, Pa., who had been in the
hospital since May 30. drowned himself in the
Hudson last night. His clothes were found on
the river bank, and a letter expressing a deter
mination to commit suicide.
TROY, Aug. 21.Richard Shannon, who killed
Mrs. Bice at Waterford, hanged himself in his
V HELD FOB TRIAL. g*gi
CHICAGO,Aug. 21.The inquest was continued
at La Grange to-day over the body of C. B.
Clark and additional evidence obtained. The
jury retired this evening and soon after found
a verdict that Joseph St. Peter is guilty of the
murder and should be held without bail to the
SuNBUBY, Pa., Aug. 21.John O'Neill, a
Mollie Maguire, has been found guilty of the
murder of Coroner Hesser in December, 1874.
Postmaster General Key Headed for St.
CHICAGO, Aug. 21.Postmaster General Kev
and party arrived from Cleveland last night
and are to-day being entertained by Postmaster
Palmer, visiting the parks, boulevards, water
works and other points of interest. They leave
to-night for a tour through Wisconsin, Minne
sota and Iowa.
THE OLD WORLD.
PARIS, Aug. 21.The election of presidents
of the councils generally are believed to indi
cate that the senatorial elections will result in
the establishment of a Republican majority in
the senate. The Monarchists and Bonapartists
are discordant. The Orleanists in several de
partments voted with the Republicans.
THE "TIMES" ON KEABNEYISM.
LONDON, Aug. 21.The Times reprints a
report of an interview between Butler
and Kearney, and has an editorial about them
and the National party, in which it says of the
latter: It might become a serious danger to
the republic if it were possible for the discon
tented and ignorant masses to pool their issues
and combine against capital. There are prac
tically no limits- in a democratic country to the
power of a majority driven by strong
passions and hundreds of thousands of work
ing men who have felt the pinch of hunger
hundreds of times and been thrown out of
work or had to subsist on lower wages are
urged by the moat powerful forces to come
together, as Kearney puts it, for bread and
butter." But it is doubtful whether those
who rave most wildly against Bociety are yet so
firmly welded, each of them to his own theories
of reconstruction or the most superstitious
varieties of old creeds. The Times then briskly
summarizes the proceedings before Congress
man Hewitt's commission, and concludes as
follows: The United States would have more
to fear from the Butlers and KearneyB if their
foUowers were less passionate, less ignorant of
the practical limitations of political action,
and leHs torn by internal jealousies."
VIENNA, Aug. 21.Count Andrassy yesterday
explained to the council of ministers the Btate
of negotiations for a convention with Turkey,
and showed they were in a very satisfactory
condition. It is reported that Hadji Loja at
tempted to commit suicide after his defeat at
WALKING ON THE WATER.
LONDON, Aug. 21.Fowler, an American,
who undertook to walk on the water from
Bologne to Folkestone in boots like canoes,
failed after accomplishing eleven miles. The
Times and Telegraph, however, say Fowler ac
complished the passage of the channel on foot,
though he landed at Sand Gate instead of
HAVRE, Aug. 21.Queen Christina, of Spain,
is worse. No hope is entertained of her re
REPRESSION OF CRIME.
STOCKHOLM, Aug. 21.The international con
gress for the prevention and repression of
crime, including penal and reformatory treat
ment, assembled to-day. M. Von Bjornstyirra,
Sweedish minister of foreign affairs, was elect
ed president, and Kev. Dr. E. C. Wires, of the
United States, honorary president. The munic
ipality of Stockholm will entertain the mem
bers of the congress to-day.
LONDON, Aug. 21.Peter Freeman, a stow
away on the bark C. W. N. Donkin from Bull
river, S. 0., was arrested yesterday on his own
admission of murdering a constable who at
tempted to arrest him. He was remanded to
await information from the United States.
LONDON, Aug, 21.Thomas Forbes, the Amer
ican detective, has been remanded to await the
arrival of extradition papers and needed testi
LONDON, Aug. 21.James Caird writes to the
Times: Agricultural returns of Great Britain
show a small increase in wheat and barley, and
decrease in oats. The acreage of wheat has in
creased 500,000, estimating Ireland at a slight
increase. The total acreage of wheat in the
united kingdom is 3,400,000. The new crop
is fully up to the average, and better than for
some years. It will yield 11,500,000 quarters,
leaving 13,000,000 quarters to be drawn from
abioad. The French wheat crop is believed to
be below the average, and the French will be
buyers. Present prices will be probably main
tained, or perhaps be slightly increased, but
there will be no scarcity. The potato crop will
be about the same as last year. There is less
disease than for several years past at the same
period. Young cattle have increased 40,500,
and lambs 263,000.
VIENNA, Aug. 21.Negotiations between Aus
tria and Turkey for a convention are still pro
ceeding, but the Turkish demands are exorbi
tant ai unacceptable. The comprehensive
mobilization measures agreed upon in the
latest cabinet counsels are being rapidly carried
out. Six hundred Turkish prisoners have
LONDON, Aug. 21.A correspondent at Berlin
telegraphs Russia has determined to retain the
positions before Constantinople until the evac
uation of Batoum is completed.
Diplomatic reports strongly support the
theory that Cardinal Franchi was poisoned.
BELGRADE, Aug. 21.Prince Milan of Servia
has issued a proclamation announcing the in
dependence of Servia and a reduction of the
army to a peace footing.
FRANKFORT, Aug. 21.Three men were killed
and eighty-four wounded by the police and
soldiers in the recent election riots at Hair
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 21.The Turkish
commander at Batoum has informed the in
habitants the Russians wiU enter the city Aug.
27. Vessels will arrive to take away inhabi
tants not wishing to remain.
Administration Republicans of New York
Urge a State ConventionCongressional
Nominations. SARATOGA, Aug. 21.A meeting of Republi
cans from all parts of the State favoring the
administration of President Hayes was held to
day, and it was resolved that it is apparent that
the success of the Republican party |this fall
must depend on its harmony. This cannot be
expected if honest difference of opinion as to
the policy of the administration, or as to claims
of leading Republicans are made the occasion
of discord, and especially if Republican voters
are deprived of the right afforded to the people
by uniform party usages of communicating their
views by the authoritative voice of a convention
chosen with express reference to the living is
sues of the campaign, some of which have be
come prominent since the last convention was
held. We therefore respectfully suggest to the
Republican State committee that it call a
State convention of delegates to be elected by
the people according to the usual methods.
DETROIT, Aug. 21.The National Greenback
party of the First district held their conven
tion at Andrew's hall to-day and nominated
John Hefaern, this city, for Congress.
FORTRESS MONROE, Aug. 21.John Goode
has been renominated for Congress by the
Democrats of the Second district.
DUBUQUE, la., Aug. 21.The Republican
Congressional convention, at McGregor, nomi
nated Thomas Updegraff on the 326th ballot.
SPRINGFIELD, HI., Aug. 21.The Democratic
Congressional convention, of the Twelfth dis
trict, renominated Hon. Wm. Springer by ac
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21.Galveston News
special: The Democrats of the second district
have nominated D. B. Culbertson.
LIBERA!, RESPONSES TO THE CRT OF
Contributions From New York, Boston, St.
Louis, Milwaukee and ChicagoOnward
March of the Dread ScourgeIncrease of
Fatalities at Memphis, New Orleans and
Other PointsPanic at Jackson, Miss
Touching and Urgent Appeals for Aid.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug 31.New cases 107
deaths 40. The death list includes Gov. Pascal,
M. Hernandez, of San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Col. Fred H. Strout, Mai. J. E. Austin, Walter
Farrant and Louis A. Lucas, the latter at
Bayou. A St. Louis Times reporter visited a
number of physicians with a view of learning
the percentage of mortality from yellow fever
among their patients and thus arrive at about
the general percentage of deaths throughout
the city. According to the published reports
of the board of health the deaths are about 36
per cent., which is largely in excess of the ac
tual proportion. This is evident when it is
shown that whereas all the deaths
are reported, as "it is neces
sary to do to get a certificate
of burial, a large number Jof cases of fever
actually in existence are not known to the au
thorities owing to the failure of the physicians
to make reports, and again in cases where pa
tients are without medical attention. The re
cent sudden increase in the number of persons
reported sick is chiefly due to the latter causes,
brought about by the exertions of the Howard
association in ferreting out every case of fever
which otherwise would be known only to a
few. The physicians interviewed on the sub
ject, while agreeing in the percentage of deaths
as appeared by reports was greater than really
existed, yet were reticent as to revealing the
secrets of their practice, as the deaths under
their treatment might be misconstrued by the
public to incompetency. The actual percent
age of mortality, they however were unanimous
in concluding at the maximum as not more
than 25 per cent.
The Howard association received the follow
ing telegram: "Grenada relief committee
sent for twenty nurses. I did not send for
twenty nurses. I did not want to overcrowd
you. They want Howard nurses. Assist to get
them if you can. No abatement of fever.
(8icned) B. ANDERSON.
GRENADA, Aug. 21.Seven deaths. Negroes
dropping down like sheep and will not help
each other. Ninety-two deaths up to date.
PORT EADS, Aug. 21.Five new cases since
yesterday. No deaths.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 21.Reports from
various relief committees and the board of
health, up to noon, show that the hopes of
abatement yesterday were at least premature.
Last night and this morning there was an in
crease in the number of new cases, twenty-five
being reported from 5 P. M. yesterday to noon
to-day. There is an increase in the death-rate
also, Howards alone reporting eight deaths, with
reports of some visitors not in. It is developed
this morning that no part of the city enjoys
immunity from the plague, as the cases repott
ed aie located in different parts of the city.
Several were found on Linden street, in the
southern part. Relief in being received by the
citizens' committee daily, and many persons
are this morning availing themselves ef the use
of tents, to get their families out of the city.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 21.Wm. Walsh, president of
the Father Matthew T. A. and B. society, sends
an appeal to the members of sister organiza
tions for relief, and D. F. Goodyear, D. G. M.
of the Ancient Order of Workmen, sends the
following to all members of the A. O. U. W.:
Distress and want stares our brothers and fam
ilies in the face. Any aid thankfully received.
Selma, Ala., has quarantined against Mem
phis mails, and river mails stopped to-day.
The colored population, which is now in a ma
jority, are acting well and heartily co-operating
with whites. A meeting has been called by
prominent colored men. for the purpose of or
ganization, to assist the whites in relieving
distress and guarding property which people in
the panic of last week left unguarded.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 21.A special to the A valanche
from W. J. Smith, president of the Memphis
Howard association at Grenada, says: Five
percent, of the whole population have died
seventy-five negroes were taken down to-day.
New Orleans doctors are dumb founded at the
malignity of the disease. Mr. Smith adds:
Our efforts are paralyzed for want of proper
remedies. We are short of lemons, ice, beef
tea, and in fact, all kinds of nourishment for
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21.The live stock dealers
ef this city have made up a fund of $500 for
the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers in the
South$200 of which will be sent to the How
ard association at New Orleans, the same
amount to Grenada, Miss. The Hebrew Young
Men's Literary association also raised $200 for
the same purpose and appointed a commission
to solicit additional subscriptions. The Mer
chants' Exchange, through its president, Geo.
Bain, and Secretary Geoige H. Morgan, and a
number of prominent members of the cotton
exchange, for that body have issued circulars
emphatically declaring that notwithstanding
reports to the contrary, yellow fever does not
exist here that no case of the disease was ever
known to be contracted here, and that people
from any part of the country can visit St. Louis
with impunity. They admit that three or four
cases were brought from the South, which
developed here after the arrival of the patients,
no original case has oc-
it believed possible any
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21.The exchange board to
day appointed a committee of seven to solicit
subscriptions for fever sufferers. A proposition
that $2,000 of the funds of the exchange be
donated the sufferers, will be acted on to
morrow. Over $800 were subscribed, and other
collections will be made, and the money for
warded as soon as possible.
TENDERS OF AID.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 21.In answer to an appeal
of the Howard association, of Vicksburg, ad
dressed to T. P. Handy, president of the Cleve
land Clearing House association, the board of
trade of this city to-day unanimously adopted
a resolution appropriating $900 to be distrib
uted to the sufferers, and directing the secre
tary of the board to prepare a petition to be
circulated among members for subscription to
this fund, said funds to be distributed by the
president of the board.
CHICAGO, Aug. 21.There has been no gen
eral effort to raise mney here for the yellow
fever sufferers in the South. The banks have
raised and forwarded $640 to Vicksburg in re
sponse to an appeal from that city, and will
send further contributions. St. James church
gave $160 for Grenada. The real estate men
have sent $100. Louis Spieta, formerly of New
Orleans, has sent $200, Potter Palmer $300, and
the Y. M. C. A. received and forwarded consid
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.The Israelites held a
meeting last night and subscribed $180 to the
yeUow fever sufferers of the South.
NEW YORK, Aug. 21.About $2,000 were con
tributed to-day for the yellow fevr sufferers.
The banks are now interested in the relief
fund. The following dispatch from Grenada
was received to-day: "Times here are awful.
Fever bad as ever. Send money by express to
pay nurses and bury dead. Following persons
have just died: Mrs. J. E. Hughes, Miss Ma
ria Mole. The bishop's daughter, Dr. Wilkins,
Mrs. R. Coff man and Miss Kate Koff man died
yesterday. Twelve others died yesterday."
VICKSBURG, Aug. 21.Estimated fifty new
cases for the past twenty-four hours twenty
four deaths, twenty-two of them yellow fever.
Appeals of the Howard association and Masonic
orders for relief are being responded to from
JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 21.The panic pro
duced by yellow fever is unparalelled. People
are fleeing from the pestilence in every direc
tion. Jackson, is almost deserted, business of
all kinds suspended and nothing thought of
except escape from the scourge. The situation
is truly horrible. The following appeal from
the grand secretary of the grand lodge of
Masons speaks for itself.
x, JACKSON, Aug. 21,1878.
To the Masonic Fraternity of the United States
The Masons of Louisiana have sent, unex
pected and unsolicited, contributions of $200
to their distressed brethren in Mississippi. We
shall be glad to receive and disburse other con
tributions from the craft. The distress and
destitution at Vicksburg, Grenada and Canton
is appalling. We are in hourly exxectatio of
the pestilence in Jackson.
(Signed) J. C. POWER, Grand Sec.
MILWAUKEE. Aug. 21-This morning David
Ferguson, president of the clearing house, re
ceived a telegram from the Howard association
of Vicksburg, Miss., asking if the banks and
people of the city could aid them, etc. Mr.
iJerguson at once telegraphed the treasurer of
aRnft association to draw on him at sight
for $500. In a short time subscription*
reached $900, which, it is expected,
will be increased to $1,200. The
remainder of the money will be sent to Mem
phis and other cities. Through the exertions
of Messrs. Elias Friend and-Bsvid Adler, $200
in addition to the above was collected from
their Jewish brethren and forwarded to the
Hebrew relief association, New Orleans. They
have since raised a larger amount, which will
be sent to other points. Much sympathy is
manifested for the stricken people of the
South, and subscriptions are freely and quickly
CHICAGO, Aug. 21.-In addition "to the
amounts mentioned to-day which were sub
scribed for the yellow fever districts, the Snai
Literary association has forwarded $50 and
Carrie Watson, a well known woman of the
town, sent $206 to Memphis. A number of la
dies voluntarily offered their services as nurses
for the infected districts and will start at once.
Express companies and railroad companies will
send goods for sufferers free of charge.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21.The Times, Jackson,
Miss., says fever is reported at Byron and Ter
ry. All towns near here are almost totally de
serted. Nine cases at Canton, with three
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21.Geo. W. Childs and
R. J. Drexal have contributed $500 each for
yellow fever sufferers. A meeting will be held
in the mayor's office to-morrow to raise funds.
SUMMIT, Miss., Aug. 21.A family of seven
were stricken with yellow fever four miles
from here four deaths to-day. Great excite
ment exists. The city and vicinity is rapidly
The Railroad Magnates Deride to Abolish
Outside Agencies and Commissions.
SARATOGA, Aug. 21.There was a full attend
ance of railroad magnates at the meeting to
day. The committee appointed yesterday re
ported the following resolutions, and they
wr adopted unanimously, and the committee
continued for the purpose of carrying out the
Resolved, That the practice of paying com
missions on the sale of railroad tickets is de
moralizing to employers and useless to the
public. It entails an enormous loss to the
companies, and should be discontinued.
Resolved, That the best interest of compa
nies will be secured by the abolition of the
payment of such commissions.
ltetohHl, That it is recommended that all
outside agencies for the sale of tickets bo
Resolved, That a circular embodvipg the
above recommendations be sent to allcompa
nies asking for their assent, and containing a
clause to the effect that it will not be binding
on them unlens and until competitors have
agreed thereto, aad asking companies to name
The question of live stock difficulties left un
settled at the Long Branch conference was re
ferred to the western executive committee, and
also to the executive committee of the Trunk
lines, both ot whom are to consider tho whole
question of East bound rates, and are to report
upon any pooling arrangement that may be
deemed advisable to adopt.
Adjourned till to-morrow.
The Spotted Tail Indians Get up a Fight
YANKTON, D. T., Aug. 21.H. C. Dean who
arrived from Spotted Tail agency early yester
day morning, says, just previous to his depart
ure, a half breed came in from moving Indians
who were then 125 miles out, and reported seri
ous trouble had broken among them, and they
had commenced exchanging shots. Two In
dians had been killed when the runner
had left. He also reported about 800 young
Indians bad left the main body and
were traveling North. Major Pollock hurried
to the scene of trouble, but the Indians in
dignantly declined to receive any counsel from
him and plainly told him to let them alone.
Cause of trouble not given, but it may have
grown out of a difference of opinion existing
among the Indians in regard to the move.
Large numbers were in favor of remaining on
the river, but through the efforts of leading
chiefs were compelled to submit to the decision
of the minority. This, together with trouble
about rations, is supposed to have been the
cause of the outbreak.
The Government Lays Its Hands Upon
Members of the Milwaukee RingOther
Hearts to Ache.
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 21.United States Mar
shal Fink to day seized the personal property
of Thomas O'Neill and the homestead of M.
Salltntine. sureties of Chiistian Sallentine.
The aggregate value of the property seized is
about $13,000. The seizure} have been con
templated for some time and were to satisfy
judgments obtained by the government in
the whisky trials of 1876. It is said that levies
will be made on the property of other members
of the ring and their sureties, against whom
the government has judgments. The seizures
were entirely unexpected by the whisky men,
and caused quite a flurry among them.
Going to Do the Right Thing.
fBe lton County Press.]
The Democrats of this Congressional
district are going to do exactly the right
thing and nominate Hon. Ignatius Donnelly
for Congress, which will argue everything for
the success of the party. With a cool de
termination to strike at the right time and
place, they are calmly settling down for one
of the best and most brilliant efforts in the
history of the party. There is a tidal wave
commencing in favor of the little giant,"
Donnelly, that will sweep the district with its
irrestible power. While the Rupublicang
are engaged in the most unprofitable and
bitter quarrel, thereby losing strength every
day, the Democrats are gathering in the re
cruits and are preparing for work that will
Russian ladies are apt to exceed ladies of
other countries in the number of bracelets they
wear. From ten to twenty are often seen on
their arms. Dealers in bracelets in St. Peters
burg must do a rushin' busincsB^^,
DEMOCRATS should see that no secret friends of
Bill Washburn are allowed to be selected as del
egates to the Convention on the 6th of September.
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