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YELLOW FEVER RAVAGES IN THE
Alarming- Increase of the Disease at Hem-
phis and Ne\vOrleans--Noble Efforts of the
Howard Associati on to Alleviate the Ter-
rible) Suffering and Check the Disease--
PresHlngr Appeals for Aid and Liberal Re-
sponses from Various Northern Cities.
N EW ORLEANS, Aug. 24.New cases, 193
deaths, forty-two. Hugh Irvine, chief op
erator of the Western Union telegraph office
in this city, died this morning of yellow fever
after six days' illness. Total cases for the
week, 891 to date. 1,866 total deaths for the
week, Jill to date, 577. There is no explana
tion of the increase of new cases to-day other
than the spread of the disease, the report con
taining but few if any more old cases than
those of the preceding days. From noon to 6
this afternoon 103 new cases had been reported
at the office of the board of health, indicating
a still larger number of new cases for to-mor
row than were reported up to noon to-day.
The Tours infirmary and Hebrew Benevolent
association have received to date over $600 in
contributions, which they are disbursing in
aid of the sick and needy.
The telegraphers of Texas have forwarded
160 for the relief of the eiok. Th New
Orleans telegraph manager, E. W. Barnes, of
the Western Onion Telegraph company, and C.
H. Smith, operator, are down with fever. F.
B. Moxon, operator, is convalescent. Col.
P. Anderson, of the Memphis Howard asso
ciation at Grenada, telegraphs to the Howards
here to-day for twenty more nurses.
One hundred and thirty-four applications for re
lief were made to the Howard association to-day.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 24.To-day the number of
cases of yellow fever reported is nearly double
of that of any previous day, the total for
twenty-four hours ending 6i\ M., being 106 the
deaths in the same time number fifteen. The
large increase becoming known at noon created
something of a panic among those who had de
termined to brave it out, and many wavered in
their resolution and left the city by rail this.
evening. Howards have had more "than they
could attend to to-day, experienced more diffi
culty in supplying nurses for sick. Among
the deaths to-day in Dr. Jno. C. Kogers, and
among the canes Father Maher, of St. Bridget
church, Dr. T. Porter and Dolph Thumel,
teller of the German national bank. The grand
dictator of Tennessee, Knights of Honor, has is
sued a circular appeal to the Knights of Honor
to respond to the distress call. Many members
of the order have died and many uiorc are now
on the sick list. The expenses of the lodges
here are very heavy and the treasury well nigh
The increase of the fever to-day has brought
more laborers into the field, and Odd Fellows,
Masons, Knights of Honor and Orders of Work
ingmena' relief boards find their time pretty
well occupied in caring for the sick and des
titute. The terrible epidemic of 1873 scarcely
equals the distress now prevailing in our
midst, when our depleted population ir, taken
into account. To-day whole famine.- were
prostrated within a few hours, the misery be
ing increased in some instancee by the delay in
receiving proper attention.
In answer to the appeal for help from Sutler
P. Anderson, member of the Memphis Howard
as-ociation, who has been working among the
sick at Grenada, Thos. J. Brogan and D. W.
Coon to-day volunteered their services and will
proceed to Grenada in the morning. Tw more
of our physicians, Drs. E3s and Theueatt, are
reported down with the fever to-night.
MEMPHIS, Ausr. 24.A special to the Ajypeal
from Holly Spriugs, Miss., reports Rix cases of
yellow fever there, all refugees. The Jackson
board of health has designated Holly Springs
as one of the infected points and quarantined
its mail matter.
JACKSON, Aug. 24.Not a case of fever has
yet appeared in Jackson. Our authorities are
working with the energy of despair to keep out
the grim destroyer. Even roads and railways
are watched day and night and the town pa
trolled. Citizens, both black and white, con
stitute themselves detectives, and all strangers
unable to give a good account of themselves
are marched to the city limits and warned not
to return. The fire bells ring at 10 i*. ai., and
all persons found on the streets after that hour
are arrested. A mass meeting pledged the Mayor
moral and physical support to carry out all
measures. The Vicksburg Meridcan rail
road discontinue their trains to-day. Contri
butions from the Masonic fraternity are com
ing in answer to the appeal of Grand Secretary
The following appeals speak for themselves:
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 24, 1878.Odd Fellows
of the United States: We need help. We have
no funds in our treasury. Our citizens who
were able have generally fled from our pesti
lence stricken towns. The mortality and des
titution at Vickburg, Geneva and Port Gibson
is fearful. Other towns threatened with the
scourge. Send your contributions to our grand
treasurer, J. L. Powers, Jackson, and he will
distribute. (Signed) Jno H. McKonzie,
"Hibernian associations of the United States:
The distress among our people in Vicksburg
and other pestilcnco stricken towns in this
State is fearful. Citizens who had means fled
on the approach of tho fever. Bishop Elder
and a number of priests and Sisters of Mercy
are now laboring among the dead and dying in
Vicksburg. Send us help. Answer soon. For
ward to Bishop Elder, Vicksburg. (Signed)
C. Cummings, vice president Hibernian asso
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 24.A special to the
Appeal from Grenada says appeals for nurses
to-day which could not be answered were heart
rending. Whole families are down without a
soul to aid them. Fifty brave nurses on duty
have more than an average of two patients
apiece, yet they do not flag in their duty.
Abundant supplies of provisions from neigh
boring towns come in daily, and funds are
now being received quite liberally. Good nur
ses are the great need.
LOUISVILLE, Aug. 24.At a meeting of the
physicians of Louisville assembled at the in
stance of the mayor this morning, expressions
of opinions were unanimously made.
Lirstample accommodation by hospitals
and otherwise have been provided by the city
for the reception and treatment of all cases of
yellow fever that may offer in this city of per
sons whose necessities make such accommoda
SecondThat the sanitary condition of the
city was never better at this season of the year
than at the present time.
ThirdThat whenever in the past yellow
fever has prevailed in Southern cities, cases
have been brought to Louisville, and within
our knowledge no instance has yet oecnrred in
which a case has arisen among our own citizens.
This experience warrants us to promise immu
nity at the present time.
CHICAGO, Aug. 24.Subscriptions aggregat
ing $2,500, were made on the board of trade
this morning forth benefit of the yellew fever
John Drake has contributed 8250. The
Young Men's Christia0n association for
warded contributions aggregating $148, the
50 Scotch peoplhas $100
Jews $1,000. Numerous other small amounts
have been subscribed.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.The chamber of com
merce relief committee to noon to-day had
received 1,900 for the yellow fever suf
CINCINNATI, Aug. 24.A bale of cotton
brought by the steamer James Parker, was
sold on 'Change to-day for $600. This will be
Bent to aid the sufferers at Memphis.
ERI E, Pa., Aug. 24.Our citizens subscribed
$300 to-day for yellow fever sufferers at Vicks
burg, and more will be sent to other poiuts of
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 24.The citizen*'
committee to-day collected $2,040, besides a
large quantity of provisions, in aid of the cities
affected with yellow fever.
S T. LOUIS, Aug. 24.The fund for fever suf
ferc rs in the South was increased to-day to
about $5,000. Several societies are also at
work raising money for the same purpose.
John R. Parson, grand commander. Knight
Templar, sent $100 to-day to the grand com
mander of Mississippi for distribution, and
other sums were forwarded to different places.
CLEVELAND, O., Aug. 24.A large attended
meeting of citizens was held this morning in
Doane's tabernacle to raise funds for yellow
fever sufferers. Hon. Amos Townsend presided
and $1,500 was subscribed. The Oriental com
mandry of Knights Templar, gave $100, the
board of trade $300 and the city bankers $500.
NASHVILLE, Aug. 24.Over $2,000 were col
lected here to-day for the suffering Southern
CLEAR LAKE ASSEMBLY.
A Rainy Day Interfer es with the Proceed
ings of the DayFull Exoneration of Rev.
CLEAR LAKE, Ia Aug. 24.Saturday at the
Clear Lake assembly was hot in the forenoon
and raining in he afternoon, so that the board
of managers at their evening session decided to
throw open their gates during the rest of the
session. I was Alumni day and Di. Crook, of
Minnesota, delivered the alumni address of the
morising, and Dr. Scovell, of Pennsylvania, fol
lowed at night. Both lectures were able and
The board of managers at the session to-day
fixed upon July as the time for opening the
next assembly which is to continue two weeks,
and two duyf, including a Sabbath, are to be
given to temperance.
The following is the unanimous action of the
board of managers in relation to the assaults of
the Dubuque Time* and some other papers up
on llev. J. H. Lozier, in refutation of certain
false and slanderous charges concerning Rev.
J. H. Lozier:
The board of managers of the
Sabbath School Assembly of the N: rthwest de
sire to put on record that all tho funds of
the assemby have been received and disbursed
by the regular constituted officers of the as
sembly and not by Mr. Lozier, and that in all
the proceedings in reference to charges at the
gates, the board itself has given the direc
tions and is responsible therefor. There has
not been, nor coulti there be, any speculation
made by Mr. Lozier out of the funds of the as
sembly, nor has he made any attempt in that
(Signed), R. GILMORE, Prest.
R. W. KEELE U, Sec'y.
Monday comes the class examinations and
Monday night closes the series of splendid en
Changes in Rules by the Milwaukee Cham
her of Commerce.
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 24.The board of directors
of the chamber of commerce having reconsid
ered the recommendation of the 13th inst., in
reference to the amendment of the rules gov
erning the inspection of grain, have given
their approval of the following, which was
unanimously adopted at the noon board to-day:
Resolved, That rule twenty be amended by
striking out of section one the words "hard
fife or black sea wheat," and substituting in
place of these the words "the hard
varieties of spring wheat, No 4 to
be fit for warehousing, otherwise unfit for
higher grades weighing not less than fifty-one
pounds to the measured bushel. Rejected
shall comprise all wheat fit for marketing, but
too low in weight or otherwise unfit to pass as
Seaolvcd. That rule XX, section 1, be amended
by the addition of the following: No. 2 white
oats shall be sound, reasonably clear, reason
ably free from other grain, and composed most
ly of white oats. No. I white oats to be white,
sound, clean, free from other grain, and reas
Bonds Held for Security.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.The treasury now holds
$348,921,450 United States bonds to secure
national bank circulation, and $13,860,400 to
secure public deposits.
U. S. Bonds deposited for circula
tion week ending to-day $ 1,207,500
Amount withdrawn 1,041 500
National bank circulation, out
standing currency notes 321,892,252
Gold Notes. 1,432,120
Customs Receipts of national bank notes
for redemption for week ending
to-day, as compared with cor
responding week last year. 1877
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 1 A. M.Indications
for the upper lake region, colder, clear or part
ly cloudy weather, preceded in the southern
portions by light winds, mostly northwesterly?
rising barometer. For the upper Mississippi
and lower Missouri valleys, clear or partly
cloudy weather, preceded in the southern por
tions by occasional rain and northwesterly
winds. I Missouri and Iowa, lower tempera
ture and rising .barometer.
Successful Workings of the Chain Gang.
ERI E, Pa., Aug, 24.Our new tramp law,
under which tramps are sentenced to thirty
days hard labor in the chain gang, breaking
stone on the street, is working beautifully.
The tramps seldom linger long in the city after
being released, and the community never was
freeer from them than now.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.The President has
appointed Henry Dethmer, of Ne York, con
sul Presean, Germany.
The Committee Hold a Short Session Yes-
terday and Develop Other Proof of Re-
publican Rascality in LouisianaAd-
jonrnment of the Committee Subject to
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.The Potter committee
continued its investigation to-day. J. R. Alcee
Gouthreaux. of New Orleans, who had charge
of the registration bureau in 1874, testified that
his bureau ascertained that the number of
fraudulent registrations in New Orleans
amounted to 13,000, and affidavits had been
ma'de against 9,400. The witness said many of
the republican supervisors of elections and reg
isters were non-residents, fugitives from jus
tice, and in several cases were under indict
ment. 'The witness said he had a conversation
with Judge Dibble, who made the remark that
he ahd Burke were foolish to work for the De
mocracy, fqr if they had a majority of 20,000
they would be counted out by the returning
Witnera referred to the sewing machine cir
cular by which he said the republicans made
their registration lists and said that when Maj.
Burke and himself protestsd to the returning
board against this fraud they were laughed at.
He then gave the names of a large number of
those who manipulated the late election, all of
whom held federal offices, including J. Madison
WellB and Thos. 0 Anderson. Witness ad
mitted that he belonged to the organization
known as the White League. had turned
out with them and borne arms,. The object of
the league was to protect themselves against
the machinations of men who wanted to en
croach on their rights as citizens and take
their property from them. The organization
was still in existence and numbered from 700 to
Richard Edgeworth, captain of police.
New Orleans, and supervisor of elections,
handed in the following, among other let
HEADQUARTERS REPUBLICAN PARTY OF LOU-
ISIANA, NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25, 1878S. B.
Edgeworth, supervisor of registration, Parish
Plague Mine, La.Dear Sir: I is well known
to this committee from examination of the
census of 1875 that the Republican vote in your
parish is 3.000, and the Republican mcjority
2,200. You are expected to register and vote
the full strength of the Republican party in
your parish. Your recognition by the next
State administration will depend npon your do
ing your full duty in the premises, and you will
be held to have done your full duty unless
the Republican registration in your parish
reaches 3,000, and the Republican vote is at
least 3,C00. All local candidates and commit
tees are directed to aid you to the utmost in
obtaining this result, and every facility will be
offered yon, but you must obtain the results
called for herein without fail. Once obtained,
your recognition will be ample and generous!
(Signed.) J. W. A. JERRART, Sec'y.
James B. Kelly, of New Orleans, testified to
seeing Eliza Pinkston taken from home, on
Gravier street, to the Republican investigating
committee, and she walked down the stepB un
Adjourned subject to call of chairman.
THE OLD CAMP GROUND.
Grand National Soldiers Reunion at Mari
etta, O. Union, Confederates and British
ers in Loving Concourse.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 24.Extensive preparations
are making for the national soldiers reunion at
Marietta, 0., beginning Sept. 3d, and lasting
four days. The government has furnished a
large number of army tents, utensils, etc.,
which are now coming from Jeffersonville also,
about ten tons of artillery and musk et cart
cartridges from the Rock Island ar
senal, with artillery and small cannon
from the Alleghany arsenal. Tw
regiments of Ohio National guards and the
First regiment of West Virginia troops will go
into camp and compete. Also the Columbus
cadets, Putnam light artillery and other unat
tached companies. Also, a portion of the
Twenty-second battalion of Canadian militia,
who are, by Bpecial permission of the British
and American governments, allowed to attend.
Letters of acceptance are received from Secre
tary Evarts, Generate Hope, Crooks, Gar
field, Wallace. Legatee, Senator Thurman and
others with Gen. Moseby of the Confederate
army. Invitations are still pending with the
President, Generals Joe Johnston, J. B. Hood,
Fitz Hugh Lee, Longstreet and others. The
exercises will consist of parades, experience
meeting, sham battles and prize drills. Tents,
fuel, and cooking utensils are furnished to all
who wish to go into camp. I is expected the
daily attendance will reach 40,000 to 50,000.
Gen. B. Fearing, of Cincinnati, will com
mand the post.
LABOR SAVING MACHINERY.
A Witness Before the Labor Commission
Who Believes it Responsible for the Bus
iness DepressionOther Theories Ad
NEW YORK, Aug 24.J. J. Hinchman, of
Brooklyn, gave his views to the labor Congres
sional committee to-day. did not think
the depression of business was so great as re
ported, and he believed that the government
should not interfere by legislation.
F. H. Thurber, a merchant of this city, testi
fied that he believed the primary cause of the
ills which the laboring and other classes are
complaining of are the developments of Bteam
and electricity which, in connection with
labor-saving machinery, have within a compar
atively few years revolutionized production
and commerce, altered our manners and cus
toms of life and now'absorb the attention of
statesmen of the day in the adjustment of or
ganic law to meet the changed conditions of
the age in which we live. A overstocked mar
ket means a commercial crisis, with all its at
tendent phenomena of declining prices, idle
manufactories and distress among operatives.
The only remedy for this is to wait uutil con
sumption catches up with production.
Some funther testimony of similar quality
was given, and the committee adjourned till
Foster on the stump.
SPRINGFIELD, O., Aug. 24.Caas. Foster is
addressing a fine audience at Black's opera
house to-night. opens the campaign in this
district. takes ground for the policy of re
sumption and defends the motive of the Presi
dent in his Southern policy, while admitting
its doubtful character as a partisan measure.,
The Stri ke of the Pejr and Awl Ended.
CHICAGO. Aug. 24.The shoemakers' strike is
ended, the trouble between the shoemakers and
manufacturers having been amicably* settled.
It is said the manufacturers will now put on
double forces and will soon be able to fill any
Their Contract Continued.
NEW YORK, AU?. 24.The freight contract
between the Pacifis Mail steamship company
and the Union Pacific railroad, which would
have terminated the last day of this month,
has been continued for sixty days longer on
the same basis.
Sto ck Brokeis Failed.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.The suspension of
Davidson & Jones, bankers and brokers, was an-
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST '25, 1878. NUMBER 223.
nonnced at the Stock Exchange this morning.
The failure is understood to have been caused
by the decline in stock. The firm had no con
tract outstanding at the board.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Serious Fight With Moonshiners in Ten-
nesseeFires and Other Misfortunes.
DETROIT, Aug. 24.The planing and feed
mills of Danford & Co., at Ovid, Mich., were
totally destroyed by fire last night. Loss on
mills, machinery and material $10,000 in
CINCINNATI, Aug. 24.The bhoe shop and
brush and chair factory of the State reform
school at Lancaster, Ohio, was burned last
night. Loss $20,000 uninsured.
JAIL DELIVERY AND RECAPTURE.
DEADWOOD, T., Aug. 24.Shortly before
noon to-day as Jailor Manning unlocked the
door of the main cell of the city jail, the pris
oners, actine on a preconcerted plan, made a
dash for liberty. The jailor was knocked
down and the prisoners all succeeded in getting
outside of the jail yard before an alarm was
given. Under Sheriff Mahan and deputies, as
sisted by a large number of citizens, were
quickly on hand and began a hot pursuit of
the jail-birds, who had taken to the mountains.
The chase was so well managed that in less
than an hour all the prisoners except one were
recaptured. Several shots were fired but no
oneinjured. Th prisoners recaptured were
White and Keiser. horse thieves, and Dale and
Martin, cattle thieves. Bell, the alleged, mur
der of Charles Lee, did not attempt to escape.
A COMVICT ESCAPES.
COLUMBUS, O., Aug. 24.Wait W. Jones, a
five year convict from Cuyahoga, escaped from
the penitentiary this morning. was dressed
in a citizen's suit, and presented the pass of a
foreman of the shop at the prison gate and
walked away to freedom without trouble.
SKIRMISH WITH MOON8HINERS.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 24.Revenue officers
report an engagement with an armed band of
illicit distillers in Overton county, beaded by
Campbell Morgan, at 6 p. M. yesterday. The
revenue officers were under fire for forty-five
minutes, and Phillips, PippiuB and Smith were
wounded. Commissioner Raum has given Col
lector Woodcock authority to send erough men
to capture the entire band. is now getting
up a posse for that purpose.
KILLED I N A DRUNKEN ROW.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 24.Paddy Jones was
shot and killed by Louis Grady to-night on
Royalstpn height in a drunken row.,
S* ijFIGHT WITH MOONSHINERS.
NASHVILLE, Aug. 24.TAy res and Strain ar
rived-.here this evening from nine miles north
iACookville, in ~#|Sgn.county,, where the
^btvty*4)i^iflW^rrTOTr^etw"ee illicit dis
|Mllers and twelve revenue men, and they say
Kthey were about to put up for the night when
[they were unexpectedly fired into by twenty or
[thirty men A regular skirmish ensued in
[which Phillips was shot through the left side,
wnd it is believed mortally wounded, Tippers
lunder the right eye, and Smith in the left
arm. One of the illicit distillers was seen to
fall. They were sent here by Davis for rein
forcements. When, they left firing was still
going on, and news of the result is awaited
with interest. Eighteen armed men were sent
from here to-night to reinforce Special Deputy
Collector Davis. Tw illicit distilleries have
just been broken up in Lawrence and Qterton
I SARATOGA, Aug. 24.The first race, three
o/uarters of a mile, was won by Lady D'Arcy,
i(lever second, Loiterer third. Time, 1:16%.
The second race, a handicap for three-year
olds, a mile and three-quarters, was won by
Dalicheff, Pilot second, Bertha third. Time,
The third race, a mile and a quarter, was won
easily by Parole, beating Hattie F, Time, 2:14.
The fourth race, one mile, was won by Nan
nie H, W. J. Hilgens second, Owen third. Time,
The fifth race, a free handicap chase, usual
course and three-quarter mile, was wo by
Deadhead, Walter second, Derby third. Time,
WHEELING, W. Va., Aug. 24.In the two
mile scull race at Beach Bottom, near this city,
between Clayton, of Wheeling, and Leybert,
of Pittsburgh, the former won by three boat
lengths. Time 22 minutes 15 seconds.
MILWAUKEE, Aug.\ 24.Bostons 4 Milwankees
3. The Bostons and Milwankees will play
next Monday forth benefit of the yellow fever
24.Providence 11 In
24.Cincinnatis 7: Chi-
But They Are Getting Ready to Tentilate
iSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
Sr. PETE R, Aug. 24.The senators compos
ing the investigation committee returned to
their homes this morning. They will, not
again meet till Mr. Smith, their secretary, has
prepared a complete list of all vouchers filed
by Mr. Kerr, the treasurer, with the State
auditor. Mr. Smith will also prepare for the
committee a statement of all money paid to
Damren & Snyder on their contracts and ex
tra bills, and the amounts paid trustees for
traveling expenses and per diem wages as
When everything is prepared so that the
committee can proceed with the investigation
with some prospect of getting to an intelligible
comprehension of the building accounts, the
chairman will call the committee together, and
the poor old clerical ^financier, Kerr, will again
be put on the rack.
A Sunday Thought for Mr. -Kej/.-
he Dispatch wants all the postmasters to
go to bt. Panl to do honor to Rebel Gen.
Key, Hayes' postmaster general. Yes Union
soldiers ought to do him honor. Will the
Dispitc7i tell us what for?
X\ The True Platform.
'1 [Delano Eagle.]
Anything to beat Washburn and the pine-
land rings, is the platform Democrais and
independent voters in the Third Congres-
sionaldistrict want to stand npon this fall..
1!' Deposit the Money.
fSt. Panl Dispatch.l
The treasurer of the board of education is
being loudly called on to comply with the
law in reference to deposits of school
A LUNATIC WHO IMAGINES HIMSELF
Organiz es His Disciples and Starts Ont
to Overcome His EnemiesBut Meeting
a Squad of Police and Refusing to Dis-
perse His Followers, is Shot to
DeathMiscellaneous Ol World News.
A PROPHET KILLED.
LONDON, Aug. 24.A Roman correspondent
of the Times gives an account of the grossest
fanatic and the circumstances of his death.
Lazzerette declared himself to be Christ come
again, and had chosen twelve apostles. On the
morning of the 18th the prophet, at the head
of about 2,500 followers, started for the vilisge
of Arcidosso. Hi purpose, it is said, was not
peaceful. A hundred believers dressed in
white tunics, like ancient Jewish priests, led
the column. At their head walked David, the
saint, attired in a half regal, half pontifical
costume, with a diadem on his head and an
iron shotted club in his hand. The procession
sang hymns with the refrain "Long live God
and the Christian Republic," "Praise be to
Christ come a second time on earth." The mob
was met half way by a delegate of the police,
accompanied by nine Caribineers, who in
vited them to disburse. Upon this David cried
"I am King," and dered his followers to dis
arm the soldiers. As he spoke the police were
fired upon, and a shower of stones followed.
The delegate gave the requisite warning to dis
purse, each was followed by the prophet aim
ing a blow at him with a club. The police then
finding themselves surrounded opened fire, and
among the first to fall was the prophet, shot full
in the forehead, and his followers seeing their
leader down, gave way.
VIENNA, Aug. 24.'The Political Correspond
ence sayB: Most friendly communications
passed between Austria and Servia on occasion
of the celebration of Servian independence.
The emperor, Francis Joseph, has assured
Prince Milan that he and Servia might rely
upon the most cordial support of Austria in all
matters affecting their welfare.
LONDON, Aug. 24.The Times says theie was
considerable demand for short loans Friday,
which is said to be in connection with pur
chases of United States bonds for export.
S T. PETERSBURG, Aug. 24.A 5 per cent,
loan of three hundred million roubles is an
nounced. The issue price is ninety-three. The
Russian imperial bank undertakes to issue the
loan. v.,.,.,..,..^,, ..r.-v
LONDON, Aug. 24.A Vienna dispatch saya
Count Andrassy has submitted a new project
of a convention to Carathedore Patsha, and the
porte is considering it
RAGCSA, Aug. 24.It is stated that the Turk
ish commander of Podgoritza has requested the
Prince of Montenegro to wait three days before
commencing hostilities in order to enable him
to obtain instructions from Constantinople.
The prince has granted the delay.
A HEAVY BLOW.
VIENNA, Aug. 24.Gen. Jovoanich telegraphs
his defeat of the insurgents at Sholatz the 21st
inst., was a heavy blow to the Herzegovinian
insurrection. 'i.'he resistance was not obstinate.
Most of the insurgent chiefs were killed.
Sholatz has been fired on on account of the
treacherous attitude of the inhabitants.
Kasson, American minister, gave a banquet
to-night in honor of Gen. Grant, who leaves
Monday for Steiermark.
HAVANA,, Aug. 24.The fall of President Go
zoles, of San Domingo, is considered inevita
ble. Luperon is to succeed at Hayti. Seven
prominent persons had taken refuge in the
British and French consulates. The president's
life being threatened, a strong guard was main
tained over his residence.
A DOCTOR'S FATAL BLUNDER.
He Administers Strychnine to a Lady,
Who Expires in Fifteen Minutes.
Houston (Aug. 22) Special to a Crosse Chron
The city of Rushford is greatly agitated
and saddened by a peculiarly distressing
tragedy that occurred there yesterday. Mrs
Niles Carpenter, wife of the president of the
Eushford bank, who has been sick for a long
time, but who had so far recovered as to be
about the house, died very suddenly last
evening, from the effects of a dose of strych
nine which had been given her by ner physi
cian, with the mistaken idea it was a pre
scription. Dr Evarts has been attending
her, and last evening, finding that she was
out of medicine, Mr Carpenter went to the
doctor to procure a fresh supply. The med
icine he had been givi ng her contained
strychnine, and closely resembled that deadly
drug the bottle he had prepared was exactly
like another containing the poison, and the
two Btood near together. The doctor gave
Mr. Carpenter the poison instead of the pre
scription and Mrs. Carpenter took her accus
tomed dose. She was instantly thrown into
agony and the doctor was summoned. Im
mediately upon arriving at her bed side Dr.
Evarts threw up his hands and said I am
he man who did it. She is poisoned
Evarts and his wife are nearly crazed by the
v. A Pious Kiss in Prospect.
|Isanti County Press.]
If the mere announcement that Preside nt
Hayes will visit St Paul during the State
fair has such an effect on the editor of the
GLOBE, as to induce him to drop such ex
pressions as "His Fraudulenc y" and the
like, and to give the President more correct
and dignified titles, the actual bodily presence
of Mr Hayes will so overcome this editor
that he will piously kiss his excellency's
feet. More Reading than Any Nexespaper in the
The St Paul GLOBE grows better and bet
ter, and by using small type, gives more
reading matter than any newspaper in the
State. I is an excellent paper, and every
Democrat should have it.
An Insane Idea.
Quite a number of Republicans through
one the State seem possessed with the insane
idea that the office of State Auditor was not
created especially for Mr Whitcomb, and
there is considerable talk about nominating
Gen. Flow er for the position.
A HUSBAND'S WRONGS.
The Story/ of the Laicrence ScandalThe
Duel in BelgiumGen. Lawrence's Pe
tition for Divorce from His Ftiithlesv
[Newport Special to New York World.]
Gen. Albert Gallatin Lawrence, son of
Wm. Beach Lawrence, has filed in the su
preme court of Newport county a petition
for a divorce from his wife Eva, the widow
of an officer in the regular army killed dur
ing the war. Gen. Lawrence alleges her
adultery with one Van Dannest, secretary of
the Belgian legation at Washington. Mrs*
Lawrence has left her husband and gone to
Europe, where Gen Lawrence some time
ago had a hostile meeting with Van Dannest,
at which one shot was exchanged without
effect. Concerning the duel facts are
After the death of Capt. Kingsbury his
widow went in to seclusion from society with
her infant son. Her husband's affairs had
been entrusted to Gen Burnside, who be
came the guardian of Mrs Kingsbury,
When Mr s. Kingsbury threw off her mourn
ing she met Gen. Lawrence and they were
married. The issue of their marriage is a
little girl. Van Dannest was introduced to
Gen. Lawrence's family, and beca me a fre
quent visitor at the hou se in Washington.
The absence of Gen. Lawrence from "Wash
ington was at times prolonged. While ab
sent on this duty information reached hinr
that Va Dannest has bsen particularly at
tentive to his wife. remonstrated with
her. Then he was sent by the United States
government on some business which,
detained him many days, and
on his return was informed that
the secretary had continued his atten
tions. Finally, the evidence ca me to his
knowledge on which he is now seeking a
divorce, and he sent a challenge to van
Dannest, which was accepted. The duel was
arranged to take place on the border be
tween Belgium and Holland. When Gen.
Lawrence sailed for Europe Mr. James
Gordon Rennett and Mr. Carroll Livingston,
of New York, were both in Paris, and
were consulted by him. I is
reported that both went with him to
the meeting. Mr. Livingston certainly did..
Van Dannest refused to fight at a less dis
tance than twenty-five paces, though Gen.
Lawrence demanded fifteen. Va Dannest's
second8 begged for even a longer distance,,
but it was refused the m. Mr. Livingstoa
paced off the tvtfinty-five paces, and
Van Dannest complained that he took
too short steps. The conditions further ex
acted.w?r tha* *r,t one shot should u ex-'f
changed. This Gen Lawrence objected to
but without avail. Gen. Lawrence, ac
count of an injury received in the army
which partially disabled his arm, was al
drop shot," instead of being*
compelled to raise his pistol from his sido at
the word. Both fired at the signal, Van
Dannest up in the air. Gen Lawrence en
deavored to hit his antagonist but missed,
and was much c! agriued at the condition al
lowing only one exchange of shots. Since
Mrs. Lawrence's departure to Europe she
has written to her son young Kingsbury,,
now a lad of 16, to join her abroad, but he
refuses to go
CLOSE O A CURBED CAREER.
A Crime of Half a Century Recalled hy the
Death of the Woman in the Case in thv
Baltimore Alms Ilonsc:
Baltimore Special to Chicago Times.]
The death of Jano Cunningham, a pauper*
patient at Bay view asylu m, at the age
73 years, ends a somewhat remarkable
career, and recalls a startling tragedy of fifty
years ag o, in which she figured prominently
as "The woman in the case." Sheriff
Swearinger. of Washington county, a young
man of wealth and high social position, and
just takeD to his residence a beautiful bride,
when he met by accident Miss Cunningham,
then a charmi ng and accomplished girl of"
19. I was a case of mutual love at first
sight. A criminal intimacy followed, knowl
edge of which finally came to the ears of the
young bride. Shortly after this Swearinger,
while horseback riding with his wife, asked
permission to leave her for a few minutes
She refused to grant the privilege, and after.
upbraiding him for his intimacy with Miss
Cunningham, threatened to follow him if he
left her side. Finding her in earnest, and
anxious to free himself from the alliance, ha
hurled er from the horse, and she fell to
the ground a corpse. The killing occurred"
in Aleghany county. threw the^
body among some rocks and mutilated
the horse, to convey the impression that the?
animal had fallen and killed its rider. This
theory was at first accepted, and the mur
dered woman was buried from her husband's
home, he appearing in the role as chief
mourner. Suspicion was subsequently ex
cited, and threats of an official investigati on
prompted the murderer to flee from the State,'
taki ng his paramour with him. was pur
sued, arrested in New Orleans, returned to
Allegheny county, convicted of th crime on
purely circumstantial evidence, and hanged
at Cumberland. O the scaffold he confessed
his crime, Miss Cunningham lived the life of"
a prostitute in the South for many years, un
til her beauty faded, and nearly a quarter of
a century ago she came to Baltimore, and be
coming insane, went to an asylum and re
covered. Being without friends or means,
she then entered the city alms house, and for
many years has been a devout and professing
Christian. She was connected with some
the leading families of western Maryland,
and was a woman of education, culture, bril
liancy, and beaaty.
fLe Sueur Sentinel.]
The St. Peter investigation is developing the
kind of timber the Republicans are supporting
for Congress in the Second district. Major Strait
rides on his pass to St. Peter and charges the
State full fare, as well as making 'construct
ive" charges for time, which amounts to down
right robbery.S7 Paul Globe.
Th at is a matter of taste, to some extent,
although a person of fine sensibilities might
have acted upon a higher plane than Strait
did. But the objectionable conduct on tho
part of Strait, that which should condemn
him effectually, is that as one of the trustees
of the hospital, he not only tolerated the
abuses of the public trust, but he was one
of the worst to disregard the plain letter
the law, which positively forbids the trustees
from taking anything mere for their ser
vices than actual expenses and he did not
even stop with taking $ 4 and $ 5 per day
illegally for himself, but drew between $30
and $40 for expenses of two friends who
accompanied him on his official visits. I
he will stoop to such little steals, what will
he not do Itasaj