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In Which tli
JNiv. Kerr and Others
a Solid Hand.
A CORNGK ON HIS OILY PIETY.
Worked U| tli CUmt questioning
of flu Committee.
SNYDKK TI1K SNIDE BUILDER.
Says He Has a Momorandnm Hook hut
Refuses to Produce It.
LOTS OF ROTTENNESS DEVELOPED
Which Ought to Send the
to Stillwater Instead
Them to Feed Hot
With a Plug.
uoiTon lie street this morning was the little
"split" between the chairman oE the senatorial
committee and Dr. Bart Lett the public gener
ally censuring the doctor greatly for allowing
his temper to ie away with his judgment.
The opinion is that the doctor would show to
much better advantage if he looked
more after his own affairs and
defend his own interests only rather than being
so anxious to uphold other people. Three days
ago he advised and tried to persuade Mr. Tal
bot not to go before the committee. He has
tried to defend the trustees, and yesterday ap
peared to be very jealous of the reputation of
the shoemaker, capenter, railroad laborer,
soldier, clerk of works and contractor Dam
ren, and zealously espoused his cause. It was
the same during the March inquiry, the
doctor lighting the battles of
Betts with a partisan spirit worthy
a staunch and sworn confrere. Dr. Bartlctt
himself is a worthy gentleman and manages
the medical depart incut of the asylum in a
skillful aud efficient manner. But the doctor
wants to do too much, and the power left in
his hands enables him to carry out his wishes.
It appears patent to any disinterested party
who has watched the proceedings, that the rev
erend gentleman witli so many peculiar quali
fications and as many paying ollices in connec
tion with the institution, together with Dr.
Bartlctt, has had the chief voice in all matters
connected with disbursement of funds, award
ing contracts, determining what work is nec
essary and what property it is necessary
to purchase. It is the opinion of the
honorable gentlemen of. this committee that
the powers of the doctor and Mr. Kerr and the
trustees generally must be materially cur
tailed. That an act of the legislature is re
quired upon the subject, and a stringent one
too and, no doubt, this winter such a meas
ure will be introduced in the Senate.
KERR UP AGAIN.
This morning the commissioners were at the
asylum at 0 o'clock, and went directly to busi
ness without a moment's delay, the chairman
tackling the reverend secretary and treasurer's
accounts in reference to Damren & Snyder's
contract, and in a few moments found where it
appeared that Damren & Co., had been paid
90 over and above all claims, ordinary and ex
traordinary, which that expert firm in render
ing' accounts had ever made.
Messrs. Kicc and Morton continued with
Damren & Co.'s vouchers, while Senator Drew
consulted with Secretary Smith. The clerical
clerk and book-keeper Kerr was unable to ex
plain the over payment of Dam even's account,
and the chairman then took him back to the
novel way of correcting a discrepancy between
a published report and a ledger balance, aris
ing from an evident typographical error. The
old gentleman was to be pitied, and there was
not one gentleman on the commission who did
not heartily pity him as he rubbed his smooth
hairless pate and struggled inwardly to collect
his scattered and bewildered, senses. He wan
dered anil floundered about with "let me see."
"I have it," "it's just here," "I can explain
that easily," and so forth, the sharp business-like
tones of Senator Doran bringing him up every
now and then to the glaring fact that in his
ledger for 18715 there is a balance of $2,057.43.
and in 1874 it is carried forward $2,057.43, but
in the printed report it is made $2,207.43.
Three years after he claims $150, the difference
between them. He knew nothing about it.
Both Mr. Doran and Mr. Morton tried to refresh
his memory, but he could not recollect, and
the more he talked the more the perspiration
ran down his lobster-like countenance. After
trying all possible means to get him to explain,
Senator Morton produced the following report,
which had been sent him by request by one of
the House committee on public accounts and
expenses for 1874. The letter enclosing" the
extract, concludes thus:
If I recollect rightly we found orrors in the ac
counts of every State Institutionclerical or other
wise, and in many iustiuices unlawful appropriations
of State funds, and our suggestions were unheeded,
and if I mistake not the same system of accounts has
been adhered to ever since."
(Extract from report.)
"The hospital treasurer reports for the two years
ending Nov. UOth, 1H7:3:
Koceipts from State treasurer $128,000.00
Keoeipts from other sources 338.10
Total expenditures in published report.. 126,280.67
Which would leave a balauce in hospital
treasury Nov. 30th, 1873 2,057.43
The total expenditures as shown by vouchers reu
deretl is $1211,130.07 or $150 less than claims in pub
lished report, and increases balance that should have
been in hospital treasury to credit of building fund
Nov. 30,1873, that much- making it $2,207.43. In
response to our letter calling for exhibit of his books
the treasurer of the hospital visited your committee,
bringing the books and papers, which were of great
assistance to us in our examination. The error of
+150 was caused by payment of $150 to an order of
Hoffman & Billings, contractors, Nov. 30,1873, on ac
count of contract. This receipt approved by build
ing committee appearing as voucher at that date.
The same item of $150 appears in the bill of Hoff
man Billings in final settlement Feb. 10, 1873, also
approved by building committee. On examination
of the treasurer's books, together with certificate of
the cashier of the bink in which he deposits, show
ing the balance to treasurer's credit, Nov. 30, 1873,
satisfy your committee that this was simply a cler
ical error, for which the treasurer and auditing board
of the hospital aro equally to blame. No one has
been paid twice it was a donble entry on the books
aud the money is still in the treasury of the hospital.
The treasurer has attached a statement of the er
ror to the voucher and will make the correction
in his books.'''
Three years after this the reverend treasurer
claims $150 as per error and puts the money in
his pocket. While the above document was
being read the reverend financier turned livid
and purple and almost green, and at itB con
clusion exclaimed with folded hands, "Hum
m-m, I went downI went down! Y-a-a-s, I
wont down. I never saw that. I went down,
however." He stammered and perspired (and
it was hot) and stammered again,
but could make no explanation, only that he
knew he must have something to show some
where in his books why he made the charge.
CHANGING THE SUBJECT.
Finding that the gentleman was painfully
in a corner, the chairman mercifully turned to
another subject, and asked the model book
keeper questions as to his knowledge of the
method and legality of the trustees collecting a
per diem allowance when attending board
meetings. His explanation was as unsatisfac
tory on this head as for the $90 overdrawn en
Damren's account, and the great glaring blot
which throws its shadow upon his reputation
the $150 cool steal. He showed that the
board, when they had to pay hotel
expenses because there was no accommodation
for them at the hospital used to get $2.50 per
day, but recently when they were accommo
dated at the hospital in the luxuriously fur
nished guest rooms, they (the board) had
-.s^jraised their own allowance to $5 per day. He
did not know the law on the subject, but
thought they were entitled to it. He was next
questioned upon the centennial trip, but he
could not show that the matter was notvhat
Senator Morton described. He wanted to go
and he thrust his arm into the State treasury to
pay his expenses. He had not Jjeen appointed
to go by any action of the trustees. He would
not say positively that he went in the interest
of the institution, but evasiyely replied that it
was to the advantage of the institution that he
went. He denied that his church sent him to
attend a synod. Asked if he had rendered an
itemized statement of his expanses, he said he
had not, but he had kepi a memorandum he
did not know that he could find it now. Re
ferring to the disputed claim between Breen
and Gage, and the award of $65. he could not
show that the State had been reimbursed.
The committee here adjourned for dinner.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
ST. PETER, Minn., Aug. 23.The GLOBE
having arrived by the midday train, it was not
many minutes after the adjournment of the
committee before the greater part of the popu
lace were eagerly reading over the report of
the proceedings of yesterday.' The point
awakening the greatest amount of interest was
that in which Damren gives so graphically a
full expose of his incapability as a clerk of
works or a practical carpenter. The comments
on all sides were free and derisive of the shoe
maker-carpenter, every one /mating that they
had U nJ Uuuwii that he .vas no more fit to
be a superintendent of building than Kerr was
to he a parson or book-keeper.
The committee were at the asylum again at
2 o'clock. For some half-hour they held a
secret consultation, after which the door was
opened and the press admitted. The
REV. A. U. KERlt
was at once called and questioned by Senator
Morton, first upon the Gage-Breen muddle and
subsequently upon the $150 item which looks
so suspicious, or, rather, which goes to show so
plainly that a deliberate petty theft had been
made. In response to the Senator the reverend
gentleman of so many callings submitted the
following written statement:
GENTLEMEN OF THE COMMITTEE I |wish to
say, in reference to voucher No. 718, in which
it appears I paid Gage & Co. $65 while,
by the action of the building commit
tee, I shoul'l have received that amount from
Gage & Co. to pay to Matt Brien Co., that I may
have been mistaken and should have collected
from him that amount in due time, or as soon
as practicable. I will confer with Gage & Co.,
and have our transactions uUy examined, and
should this amount appear due from them, I
will collect it of Gage & Co. or pay it myself.
As to the last voucher of 1877, in which, by the
auditing committee I was allowed $150, I was
making a final statement of building accounts,
and at the time supposed by looking at
the printed reports of 1873 and 1874, that I had
erred in carrying forward the balance on hand
from one year to the other of $150 against my
self. After conferring with the auditing com
mittee, 1 put in the voucher to this effect,
I found, however, I had corrected the same in
1873, but it had completely slipped my mem
ory at the time. I will fully correct this -in
the next annual report, and it will so appear
on my books. Yours Respectfully,
A. H. KERR.
Senator Morton asked if the ledger, his only
book, contained the original entries.
Mr. KerrI have a blotter in which I put
down matters before entering them in the
Mr. MortonThat is what we want. Can
you not send for it.
Mr. KerrLet me see. I think 1 can send
my boy, and his boy was accordingly sent.
Mr. Kerr asked to make a* statement about
the Pettis land exchange. He said that it was
distinctly understood between the board and
Pettis that $1,500 was to be paid over and
above the one hundred and twenty and seven
tcnth acres of land in exchange for the one
hundred and ten and three-tenth acres.
Considerable conversation ensued on this
point, after which Mr. Kerr said that he had
noticed in the papers that he was charged with
drawing from the funds full fare for travelling
expenses to St. Paul, while he had a half fare
ticket. It was quite true he charged full mile
age and his whole expenses, but did not charge
his per diem allowance of $5 as a trustee. He
had a half fare pass, but that waB a matter of
his own, and nobody's business.
Mr. RiceYou have a salary as treasurer.
Mr. KerrYes I have, a small salary, and that
is the reason I do not charge the five dollars
per day when I go to St. Paul on business con
nected with my office.
Mr. Snyder, of the firm of Snyder & Damren,
vvas then sworn, and saidHave resided in St.
Peter since 1853 am a contractor and builder
contracted with the asylum in 1867 amount of
contract was between $6,000 and $7,000.
Mr. Doran showed him a bill of extras. He
said: I don't know from what the bill was made
out both Damren and I kept the time of the
men under our supervision remember a con
tract in 186S were allowed $462 extra for dead
ening we calculated the work for a profit I
have an account of the 605 days' work, but con
sidered our bill sufficient he enumerated some
of the places where the work was done did not
get a profit on covering window sash.
Mr. DoranBut you made a profit on the
Mr. SnyderBecause that was our business.
We did not work for elory.
Mr. DoranWith extras and the original con
tract $15,364.64 was the amount of your bill,
and you have drawn $15,454.64. having over
drawn your account $90.
Mr. SnyderWell, we will put that in our
next contract by Mr. Kerr. The ^oist are put
in according to plans and specifications
except that the headers are put together
with six-inch nails instead of pins. My
attention was called to it by Mr. Downs,
Mr. Copeland's foreman. I replied I
knew my business. Copeland then came
and said you are not doing this right. I said,
go to the devil I don't want you to accept the
contract. I had sense enough to take it out of
Copeland's hands. Did not have any one to
superintend it. Mr. Sloan was our superin
tendent. He did not come to see the work.
Think the trustees wrote to Mr. Sloan in rela
tion to it.
Mr. RiceWas not Mr. Copeland hired for
Mr. MortonIs it not a fact that you and
Damren think yourselves "fixed here, and no
one has the right to interfere with you.
Mr. SnyderNo sir, but I would tell Cope
land or any other man to mind his own busi
ness if he interfered with what he knew
Mr. RiceBut vvas not Copeland appointed
to see that the specifications were carried out.
What is the use of having specifications if you
can go and do as yon like?
Mr. SnyderSpecifications are for narrow
minded men to pick at.
Mr. MortonYou say you have a book from
which these items charged in the bill of extras
are entered. Do I understand you to say that
you refuse to produce it?
Mr. SnyderI do.
Mr. MortonIt appears that the trustees
take the words of Snyder and Damren. They
stated here yesterday that they had no book to
show these extra charges, and now they say
they have a book and won't produce it. Do you
refuse to produce that book?
Mr. SnyderDecidedly I do.
At this Senator Morton waxed wroth and said
that Snyder would find that it would be to his
advantage and that of the trustees to produce
anything they had on the subject.
Mr. SnyderThe reason I refuse is that I
have to do with the trustees and not with you.
Mr. DoranThat leaves the trustees in a bad
Mr. Copeland was then put upon the stand.
He said he was employed on the asylum
as superintendent of construction in 1867 and
1868. Remembered the contract of Snyder &
Co., in which they claimed for extras. I said
the extras were in the contract. I was dis
charged in 1870. The day before the contracts
were given out Kerr consulted me.
Mr. Downs was discharged without
notice or reason. Kerr wrote to the Trib
tmc, the asylum organ, stating the reason I was
discharged was because I was not a practical
Mr. KerrDo you say I wrote such a note?
Mr. CopelandIt had your name signed to it.
Mr. Rice asked for the minutes and Mr. Kerr
read the minutes and which said* Kerr had con
sulted with Copeland and Henry Downs. Cope
land wanted $5 and Downs $4.50 per day.
Mr. Copeland did not remember any such
conference. He further said if the assertion
of Kerr in the Tribune was true his minutes
were false and vice versa.
Mr. Kerr knew nothing of the letter in the
Mr. DoranBut you raised Downs' salary af
terwards to $5.
Mr. KerrI don't know anything about that.
Mr. Copeland went on to state what he had
done as superintendent, and proved by the evi
dence of Mr. Snyder that Downs
was not accustomed to large build
ings, and of course not a competent
man. Had enough scaffolding and material,
such as barrows, drills, etc., which ought to be
accounted for. There was at least $400 worth
of to4 and material. He states that much of
the extra work done by Snyder & Co. was in
the contracts. He mentioned the wooden por
ticos. Mr. Rice asked Snyder if the portico
was in the contract.
SnyderWe always objected to build it.
Mr. RiceWas it in your contract.
SnyderWe did not consider it so.
Mr. Copeland continued to state that in one
contract window Bills of two inches were sub
siituted by one and one half inch, and they
Mr. KerrYes, I remember their being
talked about and we thought them just as
Mr. MortonBut you did not deduct for the
difference from the amount to be received.
This has been the way all through. You have
always been ready to give in to these men
against the State.
After some further conversation the com
mittee adjourned to look over McFadden's
house, which they estimated to be worth about
$300. In order to give the secretary time to go
through Kerr's accounts, the committee ad
journed subject to the call of the chairman.
Another Ge Added to Hi Victorious
CrownThe Three Vastest Consecutive
Heats on Record, Two Below 2:14
Edwin Forrest Shows Himself the Coin
in WonderOther Out-Door Sports.
RUNNING AT SARATOOA.
SARATOGA, Aug. 23.First race, free handicap
for all ages, one mile, won by Vermont, Rifle
2d, Majestic 3d. Time 1 :44
Second race, free handicup, all ages, mile and
three-quarters, won by Inspiration, Kenny 2d,
Shylock3d. Time 3:12.
Third race, free handicup, all ages, three
quarter mile, won by Egypt, Lady Salyers 2d,
Snowden 3d. Time 1:07.
Fourth race, mile and one-quarter, won by
Lucifer, Kilbourn 2d, Miss Malloy 3d. Time
TROTTING AT HARTFORD.
HARTFORD, Aug. 23.The closing day of the
circuit races at Charter Oak, was brilliant in
all respects. In the 2:26 class purse, $1,500:
Bateman 3 5 111
WolfordZ 1 1 3 6 4
Steve Maxwell 2 4 2 3 2
Result 4 2 7 2 7
Lady Voorhees 6 3 6 5 6
Jersey Boy 7 7 4 4 3
Gold Finder 5 6 5 7 5
Nelia, Penelope, Dame Trot and Peaceful
Time, 2:22, 2:23^, 2:23 2:22 2:22^.
In the 2:20 class purse of $2,000":
Lew Scott 8
King Phillip 8 8
Richard 9 9
Midnight, White Stocking, Prospero, May
Queen, Voltaire, and Kansas Chief drawn.
Time, 2:20, 2:20, 2:19, 2:21^.
Great interest centered on the trial of speed
by Rarus, and also in the trials of Edwin For
rest. The track was in such a condition that
there were confident believers among the spec
tators that both horses would beat the best
time ever made. Rarus did trot the fastest
three successive heats ever trotted, 2:15, 2:13^j
and 2:13%. In each heat Splan nodded for the
word, and each was trotted through without a
break, and at its close he was loudly applaud
ed. The conditions of the trial were a purse
of $1,500 if three heats averaged 2:18
or under, and $500. extra if 2:14
was beaten. Lulu and Great Eastern were
entered but only Rarus started. The following
is the time of heats: First: quarter, 34% half,
1:07J^ three-quarters, 1:41 mile, 2:15 second:
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING
4 7 3 6
lf 1:06 three-quarters,
1:41 mile, 2:13% third: quarter, 34% half,
1:07% three-quarters, 1:41 mile, "2:13%.
Rarus won all the purses offered, and made an
other wonderful exhibition of speed.
The horse Edwin Forrest created great en
thusiasm in his trial for speed, making the
second heat the fastest to the half-mile trotted
during the circuit, l:05j^ his first heat was
faster than Rarus' first, and it was thought
possible he might beat Rarus' best record, es
pecially when the watches gave his half-mile
record two breaks in the last half of the sec
ond heat prevented him coming below his
previous achievement. He was not started in
the third heat. The following is the time of
First heatQuarter, -.34 half, 1:06^ three
quarters, 1:40)^ mile, 2:14%.
Second heatQuarter, :33% half, 1:05)^
three-quarters, 1:40J^ mile, 2:16.
John Murphy rode a running horse in com
pany with Forrest in this trial. Dan Mace con
sented to exhibit Hopeful in a trial for a half
mile, and starting from the half mile came to
the finish in 1:06%.
TROTTING AT ERIE.
ERIE, Pa., Aug. 28.The unfinished free-for
all race was trotted out this morning:
Hannah 4 1 1
Kinsman Boy 1 3 2
Adele Clark 3 2 3
Clover 2 4 4
Time, 2:30%, 2:29)^, 2:30%, 2:32%, 2:34 and
Tlte Nationa I Game.
CLEVELAND. Aug. 23.Forest City 9 Utica 3.
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23.Indianapolis 0 Provi
BUFFALO, Aug. 23.Buffalos 11 Stars 1.
TORONTO, Aug. 23.The sculling race at
Burlington Beach to-day was wen by a length
by Hosmer, Morris 2d, W. Ross 3d, McKen 4th,
Plaisted 5th, Luther 6th, Coulter 7th. Dis
tance four miles with a turn. Time, 23:17.
A MATCH MADE.
AUBURN, N. Y., Aug. 23.Courtney and
Hanlan, the celebrated oarsmen, have signed
articles for a five mile race, with a turn, for
$2,500 a side, to take place Oct. 1. Course not
yet agreed on.
ST. LOOTS, Aug. 23.The Democrats of the
Sixth district succeeded to-day on the 169th
ballot in nominating J. R. Waddell for Con
gress. The Democrats of the' Tenth district
also succeded in nominating a candidate to-day
in the person of Geo. F. Rothwell. I the
Ninth district the Democrats have nominated
David Roe for re-election.
CHARLESTON, S. Aug. 23.The Republi
cans of the First district re-nominated J. H.
Rainey for Congress.'
ELIZABETH CITY, N. Aug. 23.The Repub
licans of the First Congressional district have
nominated Joseph J. Martin.
NASHVILLE, Aug. 23.A dispatch from E. M.
Etheridge, at Dresden, declining the Republi
can nomination for Governor, is received by
the Republican committee. The committee
meets September 11th to determine whether to
call another State convention.
Kentuc ky Bank Suspension.
LOUISVILLE, Aug. 28.A special dispatch
from Harrodsburg, Ky., to the Courier-Journal
announces the suspension of the well known
banking firm of McBrayer, Trapnall & Co., of
NO ABATEMENT IN THE YELLOW
'-_ FEVER PESTILENCE.
Increase in Mortality at Memphis,' New
Orleans and Vicksburgr--Noble "Work by
the Howard AssociationBoston Leads
the Country in Liberality, Contributing
Thirty Thousand Dollars to the Sufferers
Tenders of Aid from Other Points.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 23.New cases 123
deaths 40.' The deaths include thirteen chil
dren, aged 1 to 7 also five aged 11 to 17 years.
T. A. Woodward, commander of the Grand
Army of the Republic, has succeeded in organ
izing a relief committee for the purpose of
nursing and caring for any comrades who
should need their services. The following is
the committee: Wm. Wright, A. S. Badger, J.
A. Wright. Contributions have been solicited
from comrades of other States. Thg. responses
so far are quite encouraging. The, 'committee
so far have buried four comrades. B.
Blanchard, formerly State register p VQ^es^L,
and late a custom house clerk, died fast even
ing by congestion of the brain, superinduced
by fever, after an illness of less than 12 hours.
He was buried at Chalmette to-day by Jas. A.
Marrer post of the Grand Army of the Repub
Commissioner W. G. Lane, ill with the
lie, fever is believed to be out of danger. O. E.
HariBacker is out again. T. P. Caubland, late
deputy collector, has alight attack of fever.
Naval Engineer Lewis has been requested by
Collector Smith to co-operate with him in the
enforcement of the rule against moking and
drinking intoxicating liquors in the custom
house during working hours.
The following appeal is made by the Y. M. C.
A.: "Having organized into a relief commit
tee, we will be pleased to be made the almonr
ere of contributions of our friends and com
munities abroad and our own fellow citizens
for the relief of the destitute and sick in on
city. A prompt response to this appeal will
enable us to render effective aid in this time of
special sickness and destitution.
(Signed) W. E. RAYMOMD, Treas.
[NOTEThis association has now in charge
upwards of thirty cases. Thursday night
they sent out several nurses and
were to-day receiving and considering applica
tions. Some contributions of money have
come in, and the organization may be said to
be thoroughly under way.]
A dispatch from the mayor of Plague Mine to
the Howard association, says: "We are afflicted
with the scourge of yellow fever. New cases
constantly occurring. Our physicians have
more than they can do. We are sadly in need
of help. Can you send us an experienced
Many families are found in destitute circum
stances without money or food, with some
times two or three or more sick. The immedi
ate wants of all such are supplied. The asso
ciation have sent out in this city twenty
nurses. They estimate their present expenses
at from $1,500 to $2,000 per day. In response
to call the Howards have sent out physicians
and nurses as follows: Grenada two physicians,
fifty nurses, two druggists Canton, one
physician, four nurses Summit, two nurses
Port Eads, ten physicians six nurseB Port
Gibson, eight nurses. A visit to the rooms of
the Howard association this evening found
President Standiff, Secretary Southmaid and a
number of members of the association on
duty, all quite busy attending to applications
for relief. Secretary Southmaid stated that
150 applications were made to the association
to-day, including many colored people. 550
applications for relief have been made
to date. The secretary thinks
there are about 1,100 sick represented by these
applications. Besides this in response to a call
from Vicksburg one physician and twenty^
nurses will be. sent there to-morrow. A dis
patch from Dr. Veasy, at Grenada, says the
fever there in the past few days has assumed a
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.Mayor Ely this morn
ing received '$282 in small subscriptions in aid
of the Southern sufferers by fever. Wm.
Schuliz, of Brooklyn, the yellow fever patient
who was removed to the quarantine hospital
Wednesday, died last night. Schultz is sup
posed to have contracted the disease while un
loading a cargo of logwood last Saturday.
The chamber of commerce to-day appointed
a committee to obtain contributions for relief
of yellow fever districts.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 23.There is little change to
report to-night. The fever adds to its victims
almost hourly, the new ca3es occuring the past
twenty-four hours being forty-five, and the
deaths ten. Among the latter are John A.
Ransh and Jno. C. Forbes. Drs. Eraser ad
Marible were taken down to-night. Howard's
and other relief organizations report the sick
doing well, and many of them convalescent.
Owing to the action of the board of health
this morning, declaring the fever
epidemic and advising all to leave who could
do so, about 500 people left the infected dis
trict to-day, most of them going to Camp Joe
Williams. A. D. Longstaff, vice president, and
J. H. Smith, secretary of the Howard associa
tion, request all parties desirous of making
donations for the benefit of the sick to forward
direct to the Howard association, Memphis,
receipts of whioh will be properly acknowl
edged. The following appeal is made in behalf
of the orphans to the Catholics throughout
the country: "The scourge of yellow
fever is again in Memphis. Many will be
left orphans. St. Peter's asylum, in this city,
is already overburdened. Substantial sympa
thy is needed. Please send contributions to
Rev. J. A. Kelly, St. Peter's church.'?
COLUMBUS, O., A'ug. 23.W. M. Cunning
ham, of this city, grand master of Ohio Ma
sons, has directed the grand secretary to issue
an appeal to the 500 lodges of Ohio for help for
the fever sufferers.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.The following cor
respondence took place to-day: "Jackson,
Miss., Hon. D. M. Key, Postmaster-General:
Please stop all mail except first-clasB for all
points in Mississippi from Memphis and New
Orleans, and all except first-class matter from
coming from the folk-wing infected points in
the State: Grenada, Vicksburg, Canton, Port
Gibson and Holy Springs. We regard this as
important for our safety. (Signed) Wirt
Johnston, M. D., Secretary State Board of
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.Wirt Johnston, sea
retary, etc., Jackson, Miss.: It is not deemed
advisable to direct the "exclusion of any class of
matter from the mailB because of the preval
ence of yellow fever. This department will
not however, attempt to disregard any reasona
ble order of legally constituted boards of
health issued to prevent the spread ot disease,
but on the contrary desires its officers to co
operate in executing them.
(Signed) J. N. TYNER,
Acting Postmaster General.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 23.John F. Long, late col
lector of this port, has sent a check to Mayor
Overstolz for $500, to be distributed equally
among the fever stricken people of Memphis.
Vicksburg, Jackson, Grenada and New Orleans.
The Hebrew young men's literary association
has raised $1,500 and sent $250 each to the
Howard association at Memphis, Vicksburg and
Liabilities $740,000 assets about Booth'in charge of the hospitals. Physicians
BOSTON, Aug. 23.At noon to-day the contri
butions here for the yellow fever sufferers
footed up $30,000.
%$' S VICKSBURG.
VICKSBURG, Aug. 23.Deaths from yellow
fever, from noon yesterday to 3 M. to-day,
twenty. Total to date, ninety-six. The
disease is steadily on the increase, fully fifty
new cases to-day, among them Dr. W.
and nurses are coming from Galveston, New
Orleans, Shreveport and Delta, Louisiana.
Doctors Balfonr and Bobbins continue im
proving. Money for the aid of the sick con
tinues to come to the Howards and Masons.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 23.Subscriptions in aid of
the fever sufferers to-day aggregated $500. A
movement iB on foot to give a monster enter
ment, at Musical hall, for the benefit of the
Memphis sufferers. The Cincinnati orchestra
and Shakespeare club have volunteered their
NASHVILLE, Aug. 23.A mass meeting "in
Masonic hall to-night appointed commissioners
in every ward to solicit contributions in aid of
the fever sufferers in the afflicted communities.
SHREVEPORT, Aug. 23.Dr. Davis, an ex
perienced yellow fever physician of this city,
leaves for Vicksburg in the morning. He is
sent there by the Masonic fraternity. $800
has been subscribed for fever sufferers and the
committee are still at work.
CHICAGO, Aug. 23.A sub-committee has
been appointed to solicit subscriptions through
out the city for the Southern plague-stricken
cities. The only importont donations since
the last report are $600 by Hon. Carter H.Har
rison, and about $700 from various Hebrews in
Chicago, CfelSTJE S AND CASUALTIES.
Successful Hunting Bees in South Carolina
aud Geoejria--Capt.Rodjjers.Fifth Cavalry,
Killed by LightningMiscellaneous Rec
ord of Deviltries and Misfortunes.
TELEGRAPH OPERATOR KILLED.
I Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
WORTHINGTON, Minn., Aug. 23.About 9
o'clock last evening near Valley Springs,
Dakota, Chas. Robison, who was one of a
party on their way to attend a dance, fell from
a hand-car on which they were riding and re
ceived injuries from which he died within an
hour. Robison was an operator at that place,
and about 20 years of age.
CHARLESTON, S. Aug. 23.Jeff. David,
colored, who was to be hanged in Abbeyville
to-day, for the murder of an old white man
and his sister, named Franklin, has been
respited till the 29th of December.
MACON, Ga Aug. 23.Six illicit distillers
in Upson county have been captured and com
mitted to jail. A large quantity of brandy
and three Btills were destroyed.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 23.Jno. Schull, editor of
the Summerset (Pa.) Herald, was drowned near
Cumberland yesterday, aged 28.
A KEROSENE FIRE.
DETROIT, Aug. 23.A fire at Flint, Mich.,
early this forenoon, destroyed Brotherton's
hotel, a bakery and two millinery establish
ments adjoining. Total loss, $5,000: insur
ance, $1,200. The fire originated by the
bursting of S. kerosene lamp in a millinery
CHARLESTON, S. Aug. 12.At Bennetts
ville, Marlborough county, to-day. two broth
ers, John and Neill Lockbar, and Puney Easter
ling, their negro confederate, were hanged for
the murder of Frank Bryce, an Irish peddler,
in February laBt. The Lockbars were half
breed desperadoes, and formerly belonged to
the notorious North Carolina lower gang.
BOY THIEF CONFESSES.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23.A Portland dis
patch: Louis Joseph, connected with the
recent robbery of the pawnbroker shop, was
arrested to-day. He is a boy of 16. Ho con
fesses to participation in the crime. The cap
ture of the other two thieves is expected.
A BRUTE LYNCHED.
NASHVILLE, Aug. 23.A special to the
American from Shelbyville says: A negro man
named Geo. Bule was taken from the officers
here last night while on their way to the jail, by
about 200 ku-klux, and carried about three
miles fiom town and hung. He had ravished
a woman about nine miles from that place
named Mrs. Martin.
The revenue raiders in Putnam and Jackson
counties report the destruction of threo illicit
distilleries, and the arrest of one distiller. Six
gave themselves up, and say they are tired of
illicit distilling. A large number have ex
pressed a willingness to quit business if the
government will allow them to give themselves
up and not inflict a heavy penalty on them.
This matter will be referred to Commissioner
NEGRO POISONER HANGED.
UNION SPRINGS, Ala., Aug. 28.Robt. Mitchell,
colored, was hanged to-day for poisoning his
grandmother and step grandfather in April,
1877. Ten thousand negroes witnessed the
execution. Mitchell confessed the crime
several times, but on the scaffold professed in
nocence and declared himself ready to die and
asked all to meet him in heaven.
JAY COOKE ESTATE SWINDLE.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23.Henry Hazlelhurst,
attorney for the creditors of Jay Cooke estate,
obtained to-day in the United States district
court, a citation upon the trustee to show
cause why he should not file an account with
the estate. The petition alleges the trustee
has wasted and misappropriated the assets of
the estate to the amount of $25,000.
A CANADIAN THIEF.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.J. D. Otis, who has an
office in Exchange Place, was arrested to-day
charged with disposing of notes of the Bank
of Montreal and stealing from the assistant re
ceiver general's office, Toronto.
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE,
LOUISVILLE, Aug. 23.A special dispatch
from Lancaster, Ky., to the Courier-Journal
says the jury in the case of the commonwealth
against Freeman Harris, the negro who killed
Robert Lared in May last returned a verdict of
murder in the firs*, degree and fixed the pun
ishment at death.
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
CHEYENNE, Aug. 23.Capt. Rodgers, com
pany "A" 5th cavalry, while en route to-join
his company at Fort McKinney, was struck and
instantly killed by lightning this afternoon,
twenty-five miles north of Rock creek on the
Fetterman road. He was in his tent and two
Indian scouts with him, both of whom escaped
NEW OBLEAN8 FALALITIES.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 23.Major Jas. Simpson,
an ex-federal officer, doing business here for
many years, died from the effects of an injury
received by being caught by the hand in the
machinery of a planer. Jas. Glennon, aged 8,
was crushed to death by a train on the Mobile
& Texas railroad.
A DRUMMER SUICIDES.
DAYTON, Aug. 28.Adam Shell, drummer for
a Cincinnati firm', attempted to commit sui
cide at the Phillips House, this city, this after
noon by shooting two balls from a revolver.
They took effect, one lodging a little below the
heart, and the other in the brain. He still
lives but is not expected to survive more than
a few hours. The act was the result of tem
porary depression of spirits.
Kidder's DefeatBennett's Success.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.
YANKTOH, D. T., Aug. 23.The defeat of
Judge Kidder in the Republican convention
yesterday, was a matter of general surprise
and much regret. He only lacked one vote of
a nomination when all the scattering elements
united on Bennett giving him the nomination.
Richland and Pembina changed to Bennett.
Burleigh county voted steadily for Kidder,
though Lounsburry would have been nomina
ted instead of Bennett had he permitted them
to present his name.
OVEB THE OCEAN.
Military Fever Developing in Austria
Against Servla and MontenegroGen.
Garibaldi Comes Out in Defense of Social
ism-Miscellaneous Old World News.
ALEXANDRIA, Aug. 23.The Khedive has
formally accepted the recommendations of the
commission enquiring into the conditions of
the Egyptian revenue. Unbar Pasha has airreed
to form a ministry. Rivers Wilson has asked
permission of the British government to accept
the ministry of finance in the new cabinet.
PARIS, Aug. 23.Minister Noyes this evening
entertained the delegates to the international
monetary conference at a grand dinner.
ROUMANIA IN TROUBLE.
ROME, Aug. 23.The Italian government has
resolved to oppose any modification of the pro
visions of the treaty of Berlin relative to the
Jews of Roumania to meet the political neces
sities of the present Roumanian ministry, who
fear that the execution of these provisions, in
volving as it does, the election of a new Rou
manian assembly, may result in their dismis
sal from office, and possibly social and local
REFORMS IN EGYPT.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Aug. 23.A project is
under consideration which, it is believed, the
Khedive will accept to-morrow, whereby Nubar
Pasha will become president of the council,
and Rivers Wilson minister of finance. The
Khedive and his family will restore all their
lands to the State, and a comprehensive scheme
for reform of the administration, including
large retrenchments of the civil list, will be
VIENNA, Aug. 23.An imperial order names
Gen. Phillipovitch commander in chief of the
Twelfth corps, the grand duke of Wurtemburg
commander of the Thirteenth corps, Gen.
Ramherz commander of the Fifth corps, Gen.
Zapafy commander of the Third corps, and
Gen. Brenert commander of the Fourth corps.
These corps, numbering 180,000 men, form the
second army. This development of military
fever seems principally directed against Servia
and Montenegro, whose participation in the in
surrection is manifest.
THE BATTLE OF 8ERAJEVO.
VIENNA, Aug. 23.The loss of the Bosnians
at Serajevo was 800 killed and 700 wounded. It
is thought many in addition were carried away
by their friends. The Austrian wounded num
LONDON, Aug. 23.Gen. Garibaldi has writ
ten a letter denouncing Austria aud Germany
and approves socialism.
Samuel Wild, cotton spinner and colliery
proprietor of Rochdale, has failed. Liabilities
DUBLIN, Aug. 28.Judge Keogh continues
insane and will be confined in the asylum at
GARIBALDI DEFENDS SOCIALISM.
ROME. Aug. 23.Another letter from Gari
baldi is published, the fourth in the past fort
night, intended to promote agitation against
the Germanic government, especially Austria.
He denounces the Kaiserbund to Bismarck's
endeavor to caress his natural ally, the head
importer of the Vatican. He says he finds
nothing horrible in the programme of German
socialists. On the contrary, two of their ar
ticles form part of his life long convictions,
and their fulfillment is indispensable for the
amelioration of the material condition of the
people. These articles area uniform tax, and
the nation armed. The emperor's natural ally
prefer masses who obey their will like the
sword in its swing, but on our part eminent
men are not wanting to organize under the
auspices of liberty and justice.an opposition to
the overwhelming tide of despotism and false
LONDON, Aug. 23.The weavers and menders
in thirteen cotton mills at Rodcliffe mills have
struck against a reduction of pay. About 33,-
000 looms are idle and several hundred more
are expected to stop when the notices expire.
LONDON, Aug. 23.The full text of the
Turkish diplomatic vote, a synopsis of which
was telegraphed the 16th inst., concluded by
expressing the conviction that Europe will
never jeopardize peace by following the dan
gerous path pointed out by Greece.
MONTENEGRIN AND TURK.
VIENNA, Aug. 28.The Tagblalt says: Gen.
Petrovis with 8,400 Montenegrins haB opened
fire on Podgoritza. The Turks defended the
city. Prince Nicholas, of Montenegro, has
started for Podgoritza with ten battalions. The
foreign consuls at Scutari have gone to en
deavor to arrange a peaceable settlement of the
PARIS, Aug. 23.The Constitutional says it
would not be at all surprised if President Mac
Mahon resigned in October.
LONDON, Aug. 23.Edge, Liberal, has been
elected to parliament from New Castle Under
the Lynne, replacing Buckley, Conservative,
who has held the seat since 1865.
A TURKISH LOAN.
It is stated a new Turkish loan of 5,000,000
is in contemplation, to be guaranteed by the
British government, who would probably un
dertake the arrangement of the finances of
A Vienna dispatch says Arnaut's Albanian
tribe are preparing to defend their 'territory
against the Servians, who are massing troops
A Ragusa telegram states the Montenegrins
are endeavoring to shell the Turks out of
Captive Cheyenne Indians.
CAMP ROBINSON, Neb., Aug. 23.About 200
Cheyenne Indian prisoners, arrested here to
day, en route from Fort Lincoln to Fort Dodge,
Kansas, in charge of Ben Clark, a well-known
Cheyenne interpreter and scout, and guarded
by a company of the Seventeenth cavalry.
These are the hostiles that were captured near
Lincoln some time this summer, whilst going
North to join Sitting Bull. T3ig Wolf, their
chief, is well known here. The company of
the Seventeenth cavalry, which has guarded
them thus far, will return to Fort Lincoln, their
present station, and a detail of the Third
cavalry from this post and Camp Sheridan will
guard them during the remainder of the trip.
Instructors of the Blind.
COLUMBUS, O., Aug. 23.At the convention
of instructors of the blind to-day tht following
officers were elected: Geo. L. Smith, of Ohio
president Morrison, of Maryland, and Mrs.
Little, of Wisconsin, vice presidents W. B.
Wait, N. Y., corresponding secretary Otis
Patten, Arkansas, treasurer. A resolution was
adopted asking Congress to so modify the
postal laws as to reduce the postage on printed
matter for use of the blind.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.Indications for upper
lake region partly cloudy weather, and oc
casional rain, warm southwesterly, shifting to
colder northwesterly winds rising, preceded
in south and east portions by falling barome
ter. For upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleys clear weather, followed by increasing
cloudiness and rain areas, colder northerly
winds, rising barometer preceded in southeast
portions by warm southwest winds and falling
tyfeliS Th Greatest Act of His Life. IS I
CLEVELAND, Aug. 24.John A. Ellsler, the
well known actor, filed a voluntary petition in
bankruptcy to-day. His liabilities are
1 *110,006 jusets $1,500.
If&^-Y \tJ-~ci ',sE3- "-i.'"
W0KSE AND W0ESE
MAJ. BURKE CONTINUES HIS STORT
OF THE BARGAIN.
Importa nt Developments in the Potter
Investigation-A Letter Writer Give*
Pirate Sherman a CharacterLooking to
His Ow.n Supremacy. is Conspiring to
Break Down Hayes-Key Let Into the
Cabinet Fo His Putty Qualifications
Lively Tilt Between Butler and Burke.
NEW YORK. Aug. 23.W. E. Horne was be
fore the Potter committee to-day, and said he
did not regard himself as the legal adviser or
attorney for Gov. Young, and was ready as
soon as he could get his telegrams and letters
to lay them before the committee.
Major Burke then took the stand and said he
considered all the acts of the Louisiana return
ing board illegal, as the board was an illegally
In response to a question from Gen. Butler,
Major Burke stated that none of the Packard
legislature were allowed to become members
of the Nicholls legislature who were not known
to have been elected by a majority of votes.
The witness further said that although the re
port of the visiting statesmen to the United
States Senate stated that the Nicholls govern
ment was founded on bloodshed and riots,
such statements were unfounded and he
(Burke) did not propose to square their leport
He did not remember having any correspond
ence with Mr. Horn. After the inauguration
of Hayes he received the following telegram
WASHINGTON, March 20Major E. A. Burke:
Put Packard clearly in the wrong if outbreak
occurs. Rumors of conflict to-night. Answer
Hayes firm. (Signed) W. E. HORNE.
Here witness wanted to explain the dispatch
but Gen. Butler said it explained itself. Gen.
Butlor handed the following letters contained
in a bundle submitted by him. Major Burko
said the letter was a private one which he had
not intended to have submitted. However, he
would allow it to be lead, but declined to give
the name of the writer. The following is the
HOUSE OK REPRESENTATIVES, WASHINGTON, D.
March 5, 1878.Dear Major: I think there
will be difficulty not only in the formation of
the cabinet but in its first sessions. However
formed on the Louisiana question, Sherman
will make the fight. He represents the party
and will look to his own supremacy and suc
cess in 1881. He wants lackeys around him,
especially Southern lackeys in the cabinet, in
the Senate, in the custom houses, all the offices.
He will break Hayes down. I mean to tell
Hayes so at my next interview. He means we
shall trade. Hayes has no such purpose. The
country will condemn a bargain. I will
damn the men who make it, especially
if they get federal offices for themselves. Tak
ing Key instead of Joe Johnston shows they
want "putty," and that their Southern policy
is a sham. Sherman will play bluff with us,
bribe and bully. 1 intend to stand clear and
assume the offensive at the opening of the Con
gress. They have no idea of upholding Pack
ard, none in the world, but they will try to
make some of our unitiated believe they will
do so, so as to build on their fears. I repeat,
they will bully and bribe, threaten some with
Packard, and bribe others with offices, and
they will touch -no man from the
South with brains and power. real
independent men. Hayes would like to do so,
but Sherman will prevent, but they will never
get Hayes to recognize Packard, nor use the
troops against us. I hope as soon as you are
installed and get your office in order, you will
return. Thi8"is a free letter, and you can
show it to the Governor but no one else. Yours
After some unimportant colloquy, Gen. But
ler asked: Now, sir, was abandonment of the
Packard government ever consented to by Sen
ator Morton? A. 1 was assured positively by
Senator Matthews that Senator Morton would
sustain Hayes' government in withdrawing
troops from Louisiana, thus virtually recog
nizing the Nicholl's government. Senator
Matthews told me Senator Morton would make
a speech on the subject.
Q. Now sir, were you able to rope in any
other Republican statesmen? A. Now, gen
eral, that expression.
Q. Oh, I don't mean you, I mean your as
sociates, Matthews and others. A. Well, I un
derstand that Mr. Frye was willing to be roped
in, as you call it.
Q. Did you understand that Morton or any
other live man outside of Ohio ever said before
the 4th of March, that the Packard government
would be overthrown? A. I understood that
every one of them acquiesced, as it was well
known and published that such would be the
President's policy and not one of them in Con
gress or the Senate raised their voices against
Q. Where was it ever published. Name one
instance? A. Oh, I'll give you a dozen.
Q. Where is there a word about overthrow
ing the Packard government? A. We con
strued it that the withdrawal of troops was the
overthrow of Packard's government, and so did
any one else with any sense.
Gen. ButlerOh, indeed. I didn't ask that
Q. Did you take any especial pains to keep
out of your publications what would be the
fall of the Packard government? A. No sir.
We felt no pain over it.
Gen. Butler, here excitedly standing up. Did
you not keep the matter secret as to what was
to be done to Packard's government? A. (In
a loud voice.) No sir. It was all published
and Mr. Levy stated it on the floor of the
Here Mr. Hiscock read a dispatch which he
just received from Gov. Young, of Ohio. It
states: "So far as I am concerned Mr. Horn is
at liberty to testify all he knows. I have no
secrets to conceal as to our correspondence or
telegraph. (Signed) Tnos. L. YOUNG."
Mr. Potter read a similar dispatch.
Q. Did Gen. Grant's order of the 2d of
March cause the withdrawal of troops? A. It
did not result so.
Many questions were propounded by But
ler to witness with a view of finding out why
South Carolina was demanded as well as Louis
iana, and what was guaranteed in return by
South Carolina for overturning the Chamber
lain government. Witness told Gen. Butler to
ask Hon. Henry Watterson, editor of the Louis
ville Cr/urier-Journal, who was representing
South Carolina at the Wormley conference.
The witness knew nothing about the matter
beyond what was published at the time, but
no sane man ever believed that Wade Hampton
was not elected.
Mr. Potter then read the following telegram:
"I never had a conversation with Mr. Sherman
about the settlement of the Louisiana ques
tion or on Louisiana politics. In this Mr.
Burke is in error. RANDOLPH L. GIBSON."
Major Burke explained that on the 28th of
February he received a note from Gen. Gibson
stating: "Let me see you at once. Sherman
.and Cameron notify me that they will call- to
see me this evening." Witness said that from
this he inferred Gen. Gibson had met them and
discussed the question, but in this he might
The committee adjourned till to-monow.
WAS I MURDER?
A Question Raised by an Anonymous Cor
respondent as to the Death of John Hale
I Special Telegram to the Globe.]
CHICAGO, Aug. 23.A Tribune special from
Louisville, Ky., says: Information from an
anonymous letter to the Courkr-Journal, has
been received to the effect that John Hale
Whipple, the young son of Bishop Whipple, of
Minnesota, was shot and killed between Cin
cinnati and Louisville. The body of Whipple,
it will be remembered, was found in the river
here with a hole in the head. The anonymous
writer acknowledges killing Whipple on account
of an affair which transpired between the
young man and the murderer's sister, and says
the body was thrown in the river to conceal the
crime. The detectives are investigating and
hope to ascertain further particulars.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23.The will of Montague,
the actor, leaves all his property to his