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Tries His Dictatorial Style on the
Committer ami Snubbed.
SENATOR DORAN TO THE FORE.
He Inform* the Pompous Bartlctt that
He Can't Order the Com
THE ProrS KERR VERY KLAND.
Stumbles Through the Accounts AVith
ont Explaining Anything.
THE SHOEMAKER CARPENTER.
How He Ti His Work While His
Partner Sent the Superin
tendent to Hell.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
ST. PETER, Aug. 22.A gloomy and lowering
morning greeted the membeis of the Senatorial
committee when they made their appearance
at an early hour. T'ie hospital ambulance wagon
was ordered tor halt-past eight and was punc
tual at the hotel. Just an the committee weie
prepared to duvc off the rain came down as
though the gatos ol the himameiit between the
waters weie opened and the whole heavens fell
in one deluging ilood. Your correspondent
was almost swept away in his light buggy, and
he never but on one occabion drove
through no heavy a rain. The
committee h.ul expected to sec the reverend
cleik of works, treasurer, secretary and trustee
Keir at the hospital on their arnval, but they
were disappointed. It was not many minutes,
however, after their arrival before the parson's
one hoise shay diove up. Youi correspondent
was the first ol couise to receive him. As he
stepped fiom his buggy he came forward with
a bland smile and shook hands and instead of
overwhelming him with scowls and frowns
and bitter lepi ouches he spoke kindly
words in his most dulcet tones and in his
suavest manner. In a little while he appeared
in the boaul loom and shook hands cordially
with all the members of the committee.
KLRU TO 'J E rnoNT.
The business o1 the morning commenced by
a reference to Damicn1
contract. Theie was
only slight skumishing at first, but Senator
M01 ton seeing his oppoitunity, brought on the
hrst little attack which showed the leverend
gentlemanth.it the battle was to be a sharp
one. Senator Morton asked if Damren wus
not superintendent of woik some time. Rev.
Kerr said he was.
Senator MortonHad you proof of his ca
Mi. KeirYes, or he would not have been
Senator MortonWeie you not well awaie
that Damren was enthcly incompetent?
Mr. KerrHe had woiked for us along time,
and we thought him quite competent.
Senator MoitonWas it not a notorious fact
that befoie he worked foi the institution that
D.imien was a shoemukei, and did he not show
his utter incapacity in building some stairs
which were peileetly useless?
Itev. KeirHe had hoard that Dameron had
been a shoeinuk r. Pie did not think Dameron
was to blame for the stairs.
Senatoi MoitonWould a man who could
not lay out a staircase he a proper man to su
perintend such a building as this asylum?
Itev. KeirWe had supposed that Mi. Dam
ren was a carpenter and an engineer of consid
erable experience in building budges during
the war. We did not know till lately that he
had ever been a shoeutakci.
Senator MortonIt will perhaps be better to
leave thiH matter till we call experts to testify
on the subject. Do you know anything about
the building of the notches? Mr. Baitlett
could not give any satisfactory explanation of
the matter as to extra payment for work in the
Itev. Keir, icferring to a little book 6x8 inch
es, in which the minutes of the building com
mittee were kept, lead a shoit entry of about
half a dozen lines in reference to the porticos.
Senator MortonWe lind, Mr. Kerr, that
there is a wide spread feeling here that Mr.
Damren was unfit lor the position of superin
tendent, and that he was brother-in-law to one
of the trustees is why he was employed.
Itev. KenWe never doubted his qualifica
tions and we nevei took into consideration the
fact of his being a biothei-in-law of one of the
Senator MoitonI put it to you, do you
think a shoemaker would be fit for the po
sition? Neither you nor I would be qualified
lor such an important work.
Senatoi DoranWhat especial qualification
had he that satisfied you that he was qualified?
Itev. KerrHe woiked here as a carpenter,
and we heaid nothing against him.
Mr. DoranHad you not other carpenters
also at work? What was it that made you
chose thrs man Damren from the lest, if it was
not that he was the brother-in-law to one of the
Rev. Kerr-It is a misfortune to a man to
have a biother-in-law.
Mr. DoranIs it not a little strange that
there is no account of any settlement with
Damren &, Snydei for their contracts with the
Itev. KeirDo you mean with Damren alone
or with the firm of Snyder & Damren? Dam
ren as superintendent was paid a per diem?
Senator MortonI mean Snyder & Damren
there are large contracts and large payments
made but no settlement or entry to show any
settlement had been made.
Senatoi DoranIn the matter of deadening
the floor, can you give any explanation of that?
Itev. rrDamren and Snyder came before
the committee and stated that the deadening of
the floor was not involved in their bids, and
they made an offer to do it for $400.
Mr. DoranWas not Copeland superintend
Mr. MortonDid not he insist that the dead
ening was involved in the original contract?
Mr. KerrI think he said it should be well
he did in fact insiBt that it was involved in
this contract, but it was a question of equity
with us and we allowed 462 for the deadening.
Mr. DoranDid not Copeland tell you that
if you take down your plans and specifications
you would find that the deadening was con
Mr. KerrI don't remember if he did he
might have done so.
Senator MortonWas not that what he was
employed for, to stand between the contractor
and the trustees
Mr. Kerr supposed he was.
Mi. MortonHad Mr. Copeland any interest
in the work or contracts one way or the other?
Did he not advise yon that the work should be
done by the contiactor?
Mr. Kerr thought perhaps he did.
Mr. MiceDid not the other bids include the
Mr. KerrI can't Bay. I think an explana
tion of the whole is just hereSnyder is one
of the best carpenters in the valley. He and
Damren contracted to do the work for us at the
hrst. We thought Damren was a good man, as
he was taken as a partner by Snyder. They
worked for a year and a half, and when wo
wanted a superintendent we thought Damren
was the man. The committee supposed the
deadening of the floor was in the contract, but
as an act'of justice we allowed $462. The dif
ference between Snyder and Damren's bid, and
the next one, was some $1,100.
Mr. DoranThen as a court of equity you
allowed $462, and it appears from this bill you
also allowed $1,815 for 605 extra days' work on
the same work.
Mr. KerrThere were some doubts in the
matter, and we decided in iustice to make the
allowiance. There frequently happens that
there are some doubts or differences between
the contracting parties.
Senator MortonThat's true, but when there
is a doubt it is always decided against the
Well, now, let me see! Yesy-a-a-sthis is a
bill of extras. And at its close it says 605 days
Dr. BartlettI thiuk I can explain that now.
I had forgotten yesterday, but while this work
was going on, we were building a barn and
these 605 days spread over along time.
Mr. DoranDr. Bartlett, do you mean to say
that a man who is sending in a bill every month
would allow day's work to go on for nearly a
year in this way. Besides it is in the bill of
Mr. Kerr stated that the bill of extras was
merely a memorandum.
Mr. DoranIf thrs is a memorandum where
rs the bill?
Mr. KerrI have not got itthat memoran
dum was taken from the contractor's book.
Mr. Copeland, who had been summoned, came
in and Mr. Doran asked if he was superintend
ent in 1869.
Mr. CopelandI was, sir.
Mr. DoranDo you know anything about
extra work done at that time by Damren and
Mr. CopelandI do not, sir. I found some
fault with work which was not right, and
Damren told me to go to the devil, that Mr.
Sloan was to pass their work. After that I
took no more notice of their work.
Mr. RiceDo you know anything of doors
Mr. CopelandYou had better look over the
house and see. Peihaps Mr. Damren will be
able to show you the doors.
Mr. DoranI think that is the best way.
We will send for Mr. Damren.
The conversation then turned to the cistern
bnilt on McFadden's premises. The voucher
being handed to Kerr, he said: Yes, this is
plain enough. Mr. McFadden stated to the
board that he wanted a cistern for the house
we permitted him to live in and we built it.
Mr. DoranBut do you understand that this
cistern was built a year before you bought the
Mr. Kerr, hesitating, turned to Dr. Bartlett
and said: How was that, doctor? Oh, I see,
it was this way. We had been talking of buy
ing the house for two or three years, and we
went and built the cistern, knowing that we
should have the house in a little time. Fmther
on the gentleman stated that it had been
understood all along that the State should pay
McFadden for the house. It was on this under
standing that McFadden built the house.
He showed plainly that the purchase of the
house was merely an accommodation to Mc
Fadden ho wanted a thousand dollars to buy
some land on which he now raises hay for the
State, and the trustees gave him the thousand
for the house.
Mr. Kerr was also questioned closely about
the purchase of Brown's farm, and the ex
change with Pettis, but the gentleman could
throw no more light on the subject he knew
about as much letfarding these transactions as
did Talbot and Brown.
Mr. Copeland (former superintendent of
work) was questioned about Snyder and Dam
ren's contract. He stated that he had advised
the committee that the deadening of the walls
and floors was in the contract.
The committee then adjourned.
Special Telegram to the Globe. I
Sr PETER, Aug. 22.At 2 o'clock the com
mittee again assembled in the board room at
the asylum, and proceeded with their business
in downright earnest. Mr. Kerr was again be
fore them, and questioned about certain trans
actions which seemed to the committee inex
plicable. Among them was a check for $23.50
drawn in favor of Daniel Kain, on Edgerton &
Co's bank, St. Peter. Attached to the check
was this memorandum: "OnSeptembei 6, 1878,
1 issued a number of checks in payment of
workmen on the hospital, among them one to
Daniel Kain for $23.50, payable to bearer.
This check was lost and a duplicate issued,
which was pard by the bank here. Some two
months after the lost check was presented to
the banking house of Shaubut & Co., Mankato,
cashed and sent here for collection. I paid it,
expecting that something would transpire to
indicate by whom it was taken to Mankato. I
have not been able to ascertain who received
the money, and ask it reimbursed."
Senator Doran said: '"You are given credit
for $23.50. Why were you so credited?"
Mr. Kerr gave a lengthy statement, showing
that after he missed the check he gave in
stiuctions that it should not be paid. The man
in whose favor the check was drawn wanted
his money, and he gave him another check.
Some time after he found the lost check had
been presented at Mankato by Shaubut & Co.,
and he (Kerr) had to pay it.
Mr. MoitonWere you not paid a salary to
do the business of the institution?
Mr. Moiton thought it Bhould be Ken's loss,
and not the institution's.
Mr. Kerr gave a similar instance in which
Mr. Dryer was implicated, and he got re
Mr. Morton thought the cases were similar,
and if one was reimbursed the other should
be, but he characterized the transaction as
anything but business-like.
Mr. Kerr explained that evqr since he had
made out his checks payable to order instead
The chairman thought it necessary to send
for Mr. Damren and Mr. Copeland, in order to
have the bill for extra work explained. It was
impossible to get the explanation from Mr. Kerr.
The two gentlemen were accordingly sent for.
Mr. Kerr's attention was next called to a
voucher of his own for $150, and was asked to
explain. The voucher stated that the $150
was in error in adding up and balancing the
accounts of 1873 and transferring to the ac
count of 1874. Mr. Kerr explained, or rather
made the mystery more darkly mysterious, by
attempting to explain that in 1877, in looking
over the printed report for 1874, he found in
carrying over the balance of money paid, the
foot of the column in 1873 was $2,057.43, and
at the head of the column for 1874 the balance
brought forward was $2,207.43 so he made out
a voucher for $150, thinking that was the only
way to put it right.
Senator Morton asked him to refer to the
ledger. By doing so he found in 1873 a bal
ance $2,057.43, and in 1874 the same amount
brought forward. He had added by an inter
line $150 in 1874 so as to make it correspond
with the published account. There was noth
ing to show that the whole thing was anything
more than a typographical error in the printed
report for which Mr. Kerr had claimed $150
from the State. The gentleman was consider
ably confused in trying to explain, Senator
Morton advising him to take time to bring it
before the board at some future day, when he
had fully studied it out.
Senator Morton asked if the trustees ever
audited his assets, and Mr. Kerr thought he had
better ask them.
Mr. MortonThis shows pretty conclusively
that they do not, for to say the best of it, it is
a terribly loose way of doing business. Here
is an error you claim to have been made in
1873, which is not discovered till 1877.
On the arrival of Mr. Damren the chairman
proceeded to swear him, and he and Senator
Morton questioned him closely, first with a
view to show his qualification as a superin
tendent of works, and secondly to elucidate
how he came to have important contracts
awarded to him in connection with Snyder.
Mr. DaniTen being sworn said he has resided
in St. Peter since 1866 is a builder, had a con
tract with the asylum, April, 1868. There was
a misunderstanding with the trustees about
the deadening did not put it in the bill I
read the contract the specifications call for
deadening but in a different manner by lathing
and plastering witness received $462
for deadening as extra. When I
took the contract supposed the deadening was
to be done by masons had worked at the busi
ness before had not worked at the business
long it was not my principal business I was
boot and shoemaker never was apprenticed
to the business of carpenter was in Califoi
nia mining, then came here worked two or
three years at shoemaking in the main then
went to the mines for two years
eame here and worked as carpenter at Kasota
afterwards went on railroad and then worked
on a mill, the Washburn mill then was in the
army came to St. Peter in '66 worked
as carpenter till I took a contract
at the asylum in '67 went into
Bev. Kerr(Looking over the bill of extras.) did not go into partnership for the purpose of rising barometer.
taking the asylum contracts can't say when
we formed the partnership showed the
bill for extras he looked at it a long time and
said it was a bill he rendered can't show where
the 605 days work was put in don't know as
he haB any memorandum don't know if the
committee kept the time so long
ago don't remember much about it don't know
if the books are preserved they may be de
stroyed don't know if the State furnished the
lumber think the lumber was furnished
suppose I made a mistake in making more
doors than necessary thought the State could
better afford to take them than we could keep
them $48 dollars for five wood frames is what
they cost us six doors for $60 is cost price.
The examination continued in this strain for
fully an hour, witness giving not the slightest
explanation of the extraordinary bill of $2,700
Senator Doran was just and severe on Messrs.
Kerr and Bartlett for the questionable trans
actions of buying the surplus window frames
and doors at enormous prices. He said it looks
to one that you were willing to
accommodate this contractor at the
expense of the State. The bill
is not right, and nobody has explained it. Dr.
Bartlett, Mr. Brown, Mr. Talbott, and Rev. Mr.
Kerr have only made it look more questionable
I, for one, would thank the gentlemen if they
could give any further light on
it. Mr. Damren, the trustees,
have dealt liberally with you, and I can see no
other reason only that you are brother-in-law
to one of the trustees. It has been proven that
you were utterly incompetent, and yet they
appointed you as superintendent of important
Dr. BartlettI was one of the trustees who
voted for him. and I did not give him my vote
for any such reason, and I won't have a man in
this building who tells me I did.
Senator DoranWe are here, sir, as the rep
resentatives of the State, and as your su
periors. Yon are here, sir, as
the servant of the State, and
don't tell us you will not have us here. 1
would like to know who this building belongs
to. We are sent here by the State to inquire
into the way this has been run, and we don't
leave here until we have gone to the very
bottom. Don't tell me, sir, you won't have us
The storms which had been brewing for some
time and threatening every moment to burst,
had at last burst. Mr. Doran had risen to his
feet and his words came thick and fast, while
his eyes sparkled with unusual fare 6o rapid
was his utterance that the doctor had no chance
to utter a sylable.
Senator Dtew, interposing, said it would be
a credit to the builders and the trustees both,
to give all the information on the subject they
could. The bill was piesented in a very bad
shape, and at the very best it was a very fool
ish trade on the part of the trustees.
Dr. BartlettI voted for Damren as super
intendent because 1 thought he was a very
competent man. I had no such idea as his
being brother-in-law of one of the trustees.
Senator MortonWe have been led to be
lreve that he was wholly incompetent for the
position, ana we fully believe he was incompe
tent. We have the best evidence of it in his
building a staircase that could not be made to
Dr. BartlettI don't think that evidence of
Senator MortonYou have had the spending
of the publrc money in your own way all this
trme, and have evidently squandered it most
shamefully upon such pitiable bills as these
brought before us to-day, and it is time to put
a stop to it.
Senator lticeWe had better go on to get all
the information we can and act upon it in our
Mr. Damren That the stairs did notfitwas
the mason's fault. I worked by the plans.
Mr. CopelandIt is the duty of a carpenter
to draw his line and make his measurements.
If he does not do this he will never get a stair
case to lit. Mr. Snyder, Damren's partner,
told me he knew the stair would not fit. He
knew they were wrong when Damren was
working on them.
Senator DoranDid not the State pay for
Mr. DamicnI don't remember. I think we
were paid tor them.
Mr. DoranWeie you not paid for making
Mr. DamrenI think I was.
Mi. Copelantl. who was swoin, said that he
was superintendent of works at the asylum.
Several of the joists were left out
by the contractors, Damren &
Snyder. The specifications called
for double trimmers pinned together where
there were more than two tailed joists. This
was not done.
Senator MortonDitl you point it out to
Mr. DamrenNot to me, but to Mr. Snyder,
and he told him to go to hell. He (Snyder)
knew more about it than he did.
Senator MoitonIs that the way con
tractors do when a superintendent tells them
anything, they tell to go to hell?
Mr. DamrenI did not say so.
Mr. MortonBut you endorsed what he said,
by the manner you have now repeated it.
Senator Diew to Copeland'"Did you go?"
Mr. Damicn thought the joists were put in
according to specifications there were double
Mr. CopelandNo carpenter will call a
header a trimmer.
Mr. Damren, questioned by Mr. DoranThe
State furnished the lumber for deadening.
There was a profit out of the $462 don't
remember how much I sublet it to Powers
don't know how much we paid
him can't say if it was $100 didn't make any
entries in our book don't keep a partner book
don't know how we paid don't think I have
any book to show what we received from the
State kept pocket memorandums only.
Mr. MortonDo you mean to say you took
contracts involving over $15,000 and kept*no
Mr. DamrenWe had no other books than
Mortonthen how did you make out that
bill of extras for some $2,700, extending over
several months. You must have done an
almighty sight of guessing.
By Mr. DoranDon't think the trustees kept
any time of the men.
More unsatisfactory witness never gave evi
dence in any court.
THE MUTILATED LEDGER.
The Itev. Kerr's examination was now reticket:
sumed and after some remarks, Senator Mor
ton said the accounts are in miserable confusion
in your own ledger there is a folio missing
which has been cut from it.
Mr. Kerr (blushing like a peony)May I ex
Mr. DoranCertainly, we shall be glad to
hear your explanation.
Mr. KerrLet me see, I think it is page 23,
(taking his ledger,) yes here it is. There
was one Ferry superintendent of
works. I unfortunately threw some red ink
over and made a big blot, and seeing there was
nothing on the next page 1 cut it out, because
I did not like to have a dirty looking book. I
think if I blotched a page again I should not
cut it out. That is all about it, gentlemen.
It is simple enough.
It now being 6 P. M. the committee adjourned.
NEGAUNE, Mich., Aug. 22.The works of the
miners' powder company here exploded yester
day, doing terrible execution upon buildings,
fences, glass and trees, and killing four un
married menH. Huber, John Sconnoll, Day
ton L. Brown and Daniel Cooper. One of the
men was fairly driven into the ground and his
remains buried in dirt. All that remains of
them would not fill a bushel basket. A horse
standing near by was beheaded. The men were
engaged in making nitro-glycerine and other
powerful powders. The cause of the explosion
will never be known.
partnership with Snyder, at the same time we 1 perature, falling followed by stationary or
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 1 A.M.Indications for
the upper lake region, warmer clear weather, fol
lowed by increasing cloudiness and occasional
rain, winds mostly southeasterly, stationary or
lower pressure. Upper Mississippi valley, part
ly cloudy weather with occasional rain, vari
able winds, mostly southerly, stationary tem-
.a-4**.- -r"ttv^ i^^C*
ST. PAUL, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1878.
The Governor of Arkansas Orders tn Dis
bandment of the Semi-Military Political
Companiesthe Republicans of Ten
nessee Meet and Denounce the Demo-
cratsGreenback ConventionA Score of
THE TAILORS OF TOOLEY STREET,
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 22.The Republican
convention met at noon to-day. There was a
very meagre attendance, not over 100 delegates
being on the floor, of whom only twenty were
colored. Forty-nine out of ninety-four coun
ties of the State were represented, and many of
them by proxy. Gov. Henry 8. Foote was
made permanent chairman. The platform is as
The Republican party of Tennessee, while re
affirming its devotion to the great principles of
the Republican party, yet with direct applica
tion to the present questions at issue in our
State affairs, do further declare, that we are op
posed to repudiation of any kind or
by any means that we favor the payment of
all State obligations, except so far as creditors
may voluntarily concede more favorable terms,
and that the last Democratic legislature, fail
ing to accept a proposition of compromise of
ferred by creditors, showed themselves un
worthy of the office of legislators and unfit rep
resentatives of an honest people, willing to do
right and anxious to avoid the odium of repu
We arraign the Democratic party of Tennes
see for its inconsistency and its recreancy to
the public trust in tailing to meet the question
ot State liability with frankness and honesty
in its recent declaration of principles, so-called,
set forth in its late convention.
Itexolued, That we favor the strictest econo
my, the most scrutinizing care in the conduct
of State affairs, and that the present system of
allowing public officers to retain the fees of
such offices above and over a reasonable com
pensation for services, is oppressive and unjust,
and we pledge ourselves to the enactment of a
law requiring the payment of the excess of
such fees into the public treasury that we
favor a liberal system of public schools to be
supported by general State taxation, equal to
the education of all the children of the State,
believing it an absolute necessity to perpetuate
Republican institutions. Intelligence and
good government, under a truly Democratic
form of government, must go hand in hand.
Therefore we favor perfecting and perpetuat
ing the common school system on a broad and
liberal basis that a government of the people
by the people and for the people shall not per
ish from the earth.
We are opposed to the system of leasing con
vict labor to be brought into competition with
mechanics and other laboring classes of the
Statea system inaugurated and peisistently
maintained by the Democrats, having a ten
dency to degrade labor, deprive the toiling
masses of their just opportunities for merited
reward that we favor encouraging emigration
to the State and helping the incoming popula
tion to our climate, manifold resources and an
We demand such legislation as is necessary
to insure a free and fair election and a fair re
turn of the votes cast that we favor such a
mechanic hen law as will protect honest me
chanics in the just compensation for materials
furnished and labor performed.
The following resolution, offered by Zeno
phon Wheeler, of Chattanooga, produced com
Resolved, That we cordially endorse the ad
ministration of President Hayes as both able
and patriotic, and one that commends itself to
all fair minded men, without regaid to party.
A motion to table this provoked animated
discussion, in the midst of which the chairman
said if this resolution was rejected he would
withdraw from the chair. The resolution was
finally referred to the committee on resolu
tions, and withdrawn by its author just before
adjournment. Hon. Emerson Etheridge, of
Memphis, was nominated for Governor on the
third ballot, and the convention adjourned to 8
p. M. to await telegraphic advices from the nom
inee of his acceptance.
The convention remained in session till 1
P. M\, and no intelligence having been received
from Etheridge accepting the nomination, ad
journed sine die.
THERE MOST E NO INTIMIDATION.
LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 22.In consequence of
reports from Phillips county that organizations
are being formed with a view of depriving the
colored men of the privilege of voting at the
coming election, Gov. Miller has caused the
following order to be issued:
LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 9.
[Special order No. 14.J
Special information has been received at
these headquarters of the formation in Phillips
county of polrtical campaign clubs, organized
after the manner of military companies. Al
though unarmed, and although intended
merely as temporary associations
for the ordinary and legitimate
purposes of a political campaign, such organi
zations afford occasion for misreprepresenta
tion, and might, if tolerated, at some future
time furnish a precedent for grave abuses. No
association partaking of a military nature can
lawfully exist in the State except as author
ized by the commander-in-chief. All organi
zations in the county of Phillips purporting to
be of a military character or enrolled or of
ficered in military form other than the compa
nies of State guards duly musteied
and reported will be immediately disbanded,
the three companies of State guards
constituting the regular active militia force of
the country being, in the judgment of the
commander-in-chief, sufficient for the support
of the civil authorities in any emergency. No
further enrollment of militia in any character
will be made without orders from these head
SecondCol. P. F. Anderson, commanding
the militia of Phillips county, is charged with
the execution of this order. The order will
not be construed as in any manner interfering
with the right of citizens to unite and parade
in organizations of a civil character for any
lawful purpose. By order of the commander
(Signed.) JAMES W. POMER
State convention nominated the following
For Governor, C. 0. Martin, of Ferris
burgh Lieutenant-Governor, W. Currier, of
Troy treasurer, Fletcher Tarble, of Swanton.
HABBISBURG, Aug. 22.Gov. Hartranft has
appointed Bentley, of Williamsport, judge of
New Lackawanna county. Judge Bentley was
the Greenback Labor candidate for the supreme
bench last jear.
WHEELING, W. Va., Aug. 22.John R. Hub
bard, of this city, was nominated by acclama
tion for Congress, to-day, by the Republican
convention in session at Moundsville.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 22.The Republicans to
day nominated Thomas L. Young for Congress
in the Second Ohio district, and Benj. Butter
worth in the First district. The following
Congressional nominations were made yester
day: National greenbackers, Charleston, W.
Va., H. S. Walker. Democrats, Seventh Ken
tucky district, J. C. S. Blackburn. Republi
cans, Thirteenth Ohio district, N. H. Voorhees,
ELKHOBN, Wis., Aug. 22.The Democrats of
the First district have nominated the Green
back candidate, C. H. Parker, for Congress.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 22.The Republicans
of the Fifth Michigan district, in convention
at Grand Rapids to-day, unanimously renom
inated John W. Stone for Congress.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, Aug. 22.Timothy
Brown, a prominent lawyer of this city, has ac
cepted the Democratic nomination for Con
gress tendered him by the Congressional com
mittee at Cedar Rapids to-day.
PHTLADELPAIA, Aug. 22.The Greenbackers
to-day made the following Congress nomi
nations: Eleventh district, O. E. Orvis Twenty
second dirtrict, J. Enice.
ST. LOUIB, Aug. 22.The Qlobe-Democrat
special from Alton says the Democratic con
vention of the Seventeenth district of Illinois
in session there to-day, nominated Wm. R.
Morrison for re-election to Congress on the first
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 22.The Democrats of
Port Huron, to-day, nominated O'Brien J. At
kinson of that city for Congress.
KANSAS CITY, MO., Aug. 22The Greenback
convention held here to-day nominated F. N.
Deerham for Congress by acclamation. It is
stated that Judge Sawyer will to-morrow an
nounce himself as an independent candidate.
OVER TEE SEA.
ALL ABOVT THE QUESTIONS THAT
Yankee Ingenuity Complimented the
London "Times "Queen Christina Dead
The Resistance to the Austrians in
Bosnia Batoum to be Evacuated at
onceThe Monetary Conference, Etc.
YANKEE NOTIONS AT TH E EXPOSITION.
LONDON, Aug. 22.The Times prints two
columns of description of the mechanical dis
play of the United States at the Paris exhibi
tion. In an editorial article commenting there
on the Titius says: The pre-eminence of the
mechanical genius of citizens of the United
States may be admitted and is illustrated not
for the first time in the exhibition in Paris.
The Times, without pretending to exhaust the
whole secret of the phenomena of iuventive
genius across the Atlantic finds reason therefor
in the greater efficiency of the labor there and
the increased cost and difficulty of hiring it.
The condition of the Union as an economic
society drives its inhabitants toward invention,
and there as elsewhere necessity may be said
to be the mother of wit.
THE AUSTRIAN8 ENTHUSED.
VIENNA, Aug. 22.News of the brilliant suc
cess at Serejevo has excited enthusiasm here,
but efforts to stifle the insurrection Bpeedily
and completely will not be relaxed. Gen.
Phillipovitch has been promoted and received
the grand cross of the order of Leopold. The
iimurgents taken in Bosnia will be sent to the
fortresses of Resienstadt, Kceniggratz and
QUEEN CHRISTINA DEAD.
HAVRE, Aug. 22.Queen Chrrstrna died last
night at Saint Andresse, near this city.
VIENNA, Aug. 22.Count Andrassy does not
credit the report that the Porte connived at re
sistaace of Bosnians, and Austria contemplates
no approachment with Servia or Montenegro.
BRUSSELS, Aug. 22.Lc Xord states that the
Russian expedition to Central Asia has been
definitely and completely countermanded.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 22.Five steamers
have left San Stefano for Oilcsso with llusaian
troops returning home.
PARIS, Aug. 22.Presrdent McMahon has
pardoned or commuted the sentences of eighty
THE MONETARY CONFERENCE.
In the international monetary conference to
day. Walker, of the American delegation, made
a long speech, pointing out the serious conse
quences of demonetizing silver. Hor
ton also addressed the conference.
He repelled the accusation that the United
States come to the congress with antiquated
theories, which were only supported by na
tions having a forced paper currency. He said
the point to be ascertained was also his pur
pose. He considered it advantageous to con
cert together upon the condition of their silver
curiency. The question was then
raised whether the conference should again ad
journ. Gov. Fenton declared there had never
beea a more important question than that
under discussion. The American delegates had
crossed the ocean to discuss it exhaustively. It
would be gieatly to be legretted if this were
not done. The American delegates had still
many things to say. The conference adjourned
Leon Say announced that Germany had de
clined, with thanks, the invitation to partici
pate in the congress. Mr. Walker argued that
the gold standard was condemned
by the experience of the last few
years. The conference of 1866 committed a
great mistake in proclaiming a crusade against
silver for the sake of international coinage.
Only two or three countries were able to main
tain a sufficient gold circulation. The otheis
would be driven to a crrculatron ln-which sil
ver would prepondeiate below its nominal
value. The Swedish and Svv ibs representatives
disputed Walker's argument.
ABRESIED ON HUSPICION.
Sr. PETERSBURG. Aug. 22.Fifteen persons
have been arrested at Kassnojesolo, suspected
of complicity in the murder of Gen. Marjets
low, chief of the Emperor's private police.
A1DINO TIIE INSURRECTION.
VIENNA, Aug. 22.It is stated from Serajevo
that proof has been discovered of Servia's
complicity in the Bosnia insurrection. Mon
tenegro is accused of a like violation of inter
national obligations. The loss to Bosnia at
Serajevo is estimated at 1,000. The number of
Austrians killed is said to be comparatively
small, but many were severely woundsd.
LONDON, Aug. 22.A Berlin dispatch says a
note from the Porte was received to-day agree
ing to surrender Batoum, but positively refus
ing to enter into any discussion with Greece.
BELGRADE, AUIJ. 22.A great festival has
been held to-day celebrating the independence
PARIS. Aug. 22.Count De St. Vallier, at a
banquet in Laon, said the principal aim of his
mission to Berlin was to assure the security
of France by dispelling distrust and establish^
inggood relations between France and Ger
many. In this he had been so far successful.
THE CLAIMS OF GREECE.
ST. ALBANS, Vt., Aug. 22.The Greenback 1 affairs has returned with assurances that the
ATHENS, Aug. 22.The minister of foreign
powers will support the claims of Greece
THE RHODOPE INSURRECTION.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 22.As the Rhodope
insurgents ignored the summons to evacuate
their positions, the Russians attacked Karan
ussalar and Akbunar, but the insurgents main
tained their positions.
LONDON, Aug. 22.The secretary of state lor
the foreign department, at a banquet in Liver
pool, after a hopefnl forecast of the situation,
said the great duty of the government is now
THE PEACEMAKER SNUBBED.
LONDON, Aug. 22.The executive committee
of the home rule confederation unanimously
refused to rescind the resolutions condemning
Dr. Butt and the majority of the home rule
members of parliament for their conciliatory
policy towards the government. O'Donnall,
who proposed that the resolution be rescinded,
did not find a member to second his propo
sition, and was himself censured.
^w-., w- Hooley hopes, with good reason, to be able to
the Seventh Michigan district, in convention at 1 pay the entire amount inside of a year.
DEADWOOD, Aug. 22.About 2 o'clock this
morning the North bound stage from Cheyenne
was stopped between Cheyenne river and
Lightning creek, ninety miles south of Dead
wood, by three road agents, who, after com
pelling the passengers to throw up their hands,
went through their pockets, obtaining two
watches and a small amount of money. After
securing what the passengers had they cut
open all the United States mail sacks and ap
propriated all the registered letters, leaving the
balance of the mail strewn over the ground.
CHICAGO, Aug. 22.The question of the man
agement of Hooley's theatre was decided to-day
by Simon Quinlin selling out his entire claim
to B. M. Hooley for $12,500, this sum to be
paid in installments out of the receipts
THE YELLOW OGRE.
NOTES OF HIS PROGRESS THROUGH
A Terrible Mortality in VicksburgThe
Scourge in New Orleans UnabatedA
targe Mortality ReportedAppeals for
Aid and a Hearty Response from the
NorthMore Money and Nurses Wanted.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 22.The agents of the
steamship St. Louis, which steamer is expected
soon from Liverpool, address a note to Col
lector Smith asking permission to lighten the
cargo at the mouth of the Mississippi river,
the object being to have the crew avoid coming
in contact with the fever. In reply the col
lector says: ''You are informed that every fa
cility will be afforded you. When you are
ready to unload the steamer please notify me
and I will detail a corps of officers
to go to the steamship and dischrgc the cargo
on a lighter. Merchandise so unloaded will be
delivered here the same as if the vessel had
come to to the city. Collector Smith has ad
dressed a communication to the heads of sev
eral departments of the custom house saying:
"The practice of smoking and drinking intoxi
cating liquors by employes during business
hours of the custom house must be stopped,
and a violation of this order will be a cause for
removal. You will please notify all your sub
ordinates of this fact."
The board of health regular weekly meetings
to-night had no quorum, only Dr. Choppin and
Mr. Mott being present. Dr. Choppin stated
that the next meeting of the board would be
held next Thursday. The board of health has
addressed the following circular to physicians
DEAR SIRS: The board or health are desirous
of prepaimg a complete registry of cases of
yellow fever occurring this jear in
order to have the material for
future study of the disease. You are
therefore earnestly requested to make to this
office a report of every case occurrrng in your
practice according to forms provided. Copies
of this form will be furnished on application.
This request is intended to apply to caseh pre
viously treated as well as those hereafter at
tended. (Signed) SAM. CHOPPIN, M. D.,
Prest. Board ol Health.
The following explain themselves:
VICKSBURG, Aug. 22.Dr. Samuel Choppin,
president of the board of health: Epidemic
very violent and malignant, much more so
than in New Orleans. Great want of nurses
and physicians. Five of the regular corps of
physicians from post A, report twenty-five
deaths ycbterday from ellow tever. Can you
help us? (Signed) E. 1). BANKS, M.D.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 22. E. D. Banks, Vicks
burg: Sorry to hear of your distress. An
epidemic is the battlefield of the true physi
cian. Will see the Howard association to fur
nish you with medical aid.
(Signed) SAM CHOPPIN, M. D.,
Prest. Board of Health.
The board also recieved a dispatch from the
Mayor of Vicksburgh, asking that four physi
cians be sent there. The dispatch was referred
to the Howard association.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 22.Our overworked
force of telegraph opeiators was further re
duced to-night, Burt Ayres, familiarly known
as "Patsey," being taken down with the fever.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., Aug. 22.The fever record
to-day shows a big increase in the number of
cases, fifty-one being reported for the twenty
four hours ending at P. M., but onlv ten
deaths foi the same period. Among the cases
reported to-day are John A. Roush, ex-member
of the legislature, Capt. John D. Elliott, Di.
John C. Rogers, and Marsh Miller. Relief or
ganisations are hard pushed to attend to
all the sick and answer the calls of the desti
tute for food. The increase in the number of
cases to-day has had the effect of inducing
many more to go to camp or to leave the city
for various parts of the country. Relief in
the shape of money is being received in liberal
amounts, but the necessities are great and keep
pace with the relief received. The clcigy of
the Episcopal church send out the following:
To the clergy and members of the Episcopal
church throughout the couutiy: We at.k for
aid to meet the heavy demands made and to
be made upon us during the prevalence of the
epidemic. JOHN C. HARRIS,
St. Mary's Cathedral.
CHAS. C. PARSONS,
St. Lazarus and Grace Church.
City lodges of the Knights of Honor have an
organization. The relief board have thrown
open their treasury to this board, and are doing
all in their power for sick and distressed
brothers. Tley say to sister lodges if they feel
disposed to contribute to the relief it will be
gladly received and placed where it will do the
most good. Communications should be ad
dressed to H. M. Gage, President, or Max
Gen. W. J. Smith, vice president of the
Memphis Howaul association, who has been at
work among the sick at Grenada, Miss., was
taken down sick to-day and was brought to
Memphis by special car this afternoon.
The following was received this evening:
HELENA, Ark., Aug. 22.To Associated Press
agent, Memphis, Tenn.- Gertrude Weathers,
a refugee from Memphis, died here last night
with yellow fever. Thousands of people have
left here, and others are leaving as fast as pos
MEMPHIS, Aug. 22.A special to the Ajipail
from Senetobia, Mississippi, announced the
death there from fever of a refugee, and three
other cases in quarantine. People are much
alarmed, and are fleeing the country.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 22.Up to 7 p. M. Bixty
new cases and ten deaths have been reported
to the board ot health since noon. These will
be included in to-morrow's report. Funerals
continue to later hours than usual. One is re
ported this evening after 7 o'clock, lanterns
being used for lights. A dispatch from Mor
gan City reports one case of yellow fever
EVANSVTLLE, Aug. 22.Hon. R. D. Davis, of
Grenada, died at the Waverly hotel, in this
city, of yellow fever. He was taken sick Sun
day, and had the germ of the disease in his sys
tem before leaving. This is the first death
from yellow fever in this city.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 22.At Vicksburg the
yellow fever is attacking the negroes. A num
ber were stricken down to-day. It is estimat
ed that fully fifty new cases, and ten deaths, up
to 3 p. M. There is great need of physicians.
Drs. Balfour and Bobbins are improving, and
in a fair way of recovery. Some estimate 600 cases
of yellow fever here, but the general estimate is
a little over 300. Sheriff Flannagan, of War
ren county, publishes a call on State and county
officers throughout the country for financial aid
to the sufferers here.
CAIRO, 111., Aug. 22.Capt. John R. Thomas
and Morris Dinkelshiel, of Metropolis, deny
the truth of the report telegraphed from here
by a special correspondent that there was a
case of yellow fever in that city. The steamer
Golden Rule landed passengers there, but all
were well. The steamer Vint Shinkle, from
Memphis, passed with seventy passengers, but
AT PORT GIBSON.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 22.The Howard associa
tion received from Port Gibson an application
for eight nurses. The dispatch says there are
90 cases and 5 deaths very great distress and
want. The nurses were sent by train to-day
AT POST EADS.
POBTEADS, Aug. 22.New cases, 11 deaths, 1.
Total cases to date, 53 deaths, 8.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
MADISON, Wis., Aug. 22.Two hundred dol-
lars were subscribed at the capitol to-day for
the relief of 'he yellow fever sufferers.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 22.A new bale of cotton,
the first of the season from a point in Missis
sippi was sold on 'Change this noon for $1,155,
and the amount has been dispatched south to
aid the fever stricken cities. Evans, Lippen
cotfc & Cunningham and Charles Kohn, provi
sion dealers, have instructed the authorities at
Memphis and New Orleans to draw on them for
$100 each for the benefit of the yellow fever
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22.At a meeting of
citizens to-day $1,400 was subscribed for the
relief of yellow fever sufferers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22.The committee ap
pointed by St. John's church to-day coUeetcd
and telegraphed to Memphis over $400 for the
benefit of the fever sufferers.
BIRMINGTON, Vt.. Aug. 22.Owing to the
prevalancp of the yellow fever John W. Stokes,
W. W. Grand Sire, issues an order that the ap
proaching session of the Grand Lodge of the
United States I. O. O. F. be held in Baltimore.
Md., the third Monday, proximo, instead of
Aubtiu, Texas, as expected.
NEW YORK, Aog. 22.The mayor to-day for
warded SI, 152 to Grenada. Subscriptions are
coming in freely.
COLUMBUS Ga., Aug. 22.Over $500 were
sent to the fever stricken districts to-day.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 22.Citizens have
made up a handsome sum for Grenada and
NEW ALBANV. Tnd., Aug. 22.Doric lodge A-
O. U. W., of this city, have donated to the*
yellow fever sufferers of the South the sum
?56, to be expended under the supervision of
Gen. W. J. Smith, of the Howard association
of Memphis. Jefferson lodge of Masons also
donated $50 to the Southern Masons' relief
HOTLY SPRINGS, Aug 22.The commissary
here, by direction of the commissar}' geueral at
Washington, wrll send to the sufferers ot Gren
ada 300 rations each of flour, beans, ooffe* audi
sugar, and 30 pounds each of bacon.
CHICAGO, Aug. 22.A well attended meeting
of the most prominent citizens, representing
all business interests, was held at the Grand
Pacific hotel this evening for the pur
pose of making a general movement
to raise funds for yellow fever suf
fereis in various parts of the South. L. Z,
Leiter was made chairman, and the following
committee was appointed, with power to ap
point subcommittees to ard in raising funds'
J. V. Farwell, Murray Nelson, M. A. Fuller,
Peter Schuttler and N. K. Fairbank. The re
sponse of citizens will undoubtedly be liberal.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 22.The steamer Maumeville,
with a load of passengers and freight, is quar
antined six miles below Little Rock, and the
Martin Speed Heventy-iive miles below Pine
Bluff. Both places are quarantined.
SULKY AND BAT.
The Erie, IIi
-tford HIKI Saratoga III
-Ititse Hall Intelligence.
Jin it/ortl Raecu.
HARTFORD, Aug. 22.The unfinished races,
2:2S and 2-24 classes, postponed from yester
daj, were finished to-day. It being apparent
that some of the horses in the 2:24 race were
held back, the judges before the start in the
third heat put John Tront into the driver's
sulky in place of Briggs, and Murphy as driver
in place of Young Goldsmith. Edward, the
favorite in the pools, won the second heat in
2:26' The effect of a change of drivers
crowded Edward down to 2'21 in the next heat.
The change was made too late, however, to af
fect the result of the race, which was won by
Edward in three straight heats.
The 2:24 class, purse $1,800:
Edward I 1
Dick Moore 2 2
Driver 4 4
Dick Wright 3 5
Darby 6 3
Carrie 5 6
Sooner 7 7
Time 2.19^, 2:2CJ2", 2-21.
The 2:28 class, puree 81,200:
John Hall 0
Hambletonian Pcmbrino. 1
Lady Mills 3
Lady Daggett 0
Time, 2:23j_, 2 22), 2:27' 2:2514', 2:29K-
In the third heat no time was declared, and
the srxth was decrded no heat. Fred. Haight
was substituted tor Stetson as driver of
Hambletonian Mambrrno in the last heat.
Sleepy George 3
Time, 2:17 2:18)- 2:17,
The 2.30 class41,000.
C. W. Wooley 3
Partheni.t, Frt/gerald, [toman Chief, Chestnut
Hill, New Brook and L'ttle Gem drawn. Time,
Free for all race for a purse of $2,000:
Hopeful 1 I 1
Great Eastern 2 2 2
Protincano and Lulu drawn. Time, 2:22^2,
2 3 3 5 6 7
1 7 2
8 4 3 6 5
2 5 1 3 8 4 6 7
1 3 6 2 4 7 5 8
r.o. r.o. r.o. r.o. r.o.
2 3 4 5
ERIE, Pa., Aug. 22.Third day's races 2:50
class. Gail Hamilton 2
Win. Seward 1
Kitty Cooper 3
Time, 8:01r 3'01, 3:00%, 3:02.
Bay Fanny 2
Silver Cloud 3
Phil. Sheridan 4
Lady McKenney 5
Odd Fellow 6
James Ash distanced. Time, 2 -.36%, 2:35%,
The free for all was not finished on account
Hannah 1 4 1 1
Kinsman Boy 1 3 2
Clover 2 4 4
Adele Clark 3 2 3
Time. 2:30 2:29%, 2
Hon. C. M. Reed's horse, Midnight, trotted
one of the fastest miles ever made over a half
mile track. He trotted without a skip, going
to the quarter in 36 seconds, to the half in 1:11
to the three-quarters in l:47Xi the mile in
SARATOOA, Aug. 22.The first race, one mile,
was won by La Belle Helene Bramble second
Bertha third time 1 -.45%. The second race,
a first handicap, mile and five-eighths, was won
by Clemmie G. by an easy length Inspiration
second Pilot third time 2:54). Third race, a
mile and a quarter, was won by Nannie
Dark second Governor Hampton third time
Advancement of the Fine Art*.
CLEVELAND, O., Aug. 22.Forest Citys 4, Te
PITTSBURGH, Ang. 22.Indianapolis 5, Provi
LONDON, Ont., Aug. 22.The Tecumseh base
ball club has been disbanded. I twas a failure
CINCINNATI, O.. Aug. 22.Cincinnatia 5, Chi
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22.Charles A. Morrill,
late captain of the night inspectors of the cus
tom house, recently arrested for complicity in
smuggling, was tried and acquitted to-day in
the United States circuit court,