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WHICH HAS BEEN PRACTICED AT
THE ST. PETER ASYLUM.
Sesame of the Situation by the "Globe"
CorrespondentHow Dr. Iturtlett Was
Trapped His Unmanly Shifting of Re-
sponsibilityWhat tlie Papers are Saying.
(Special Telegram to the Globe.|
ST. PETER, Aug. 25.Your correspondent,
first to arrive and last to leave when news is to
be had, lias made good ns 0 every availa
ble minute to investigate for the
GLOBE and ascertain the general sen
timent of the public here upon those
matters already brought prominently forward
by the indefatigable and shrewd efforts of the
commission. The early part ot the inquiry was
immensely expediatcd by the concise and elab
orate tables of vouchers filed in the State audi
tor's office by the steward. But the Secretary
and Treasurer Kerr's accounts had not been so
tabulated, and owing to this fact and the un
intelligible vague and defective state of his
books, or book, the committee were put to no
end of trouble, and their secretary to great
labor in looking npany matter they might feel
anxious to.pry into. The confusion of the rev
erend treasurer's accounts, and
the total inability of the
peculating clergyman to understand them him
self was the reason of the committee adjourn
ing for a few days, so tint their secretary and
expert could have an opportunity to make out
a complete balance sheet of the money received
by the treasurer and its disbursement. He
will also show the exact amount grabbed by
each of the trustees in th", shape of mileage,
subsistence and per diem money. Besides
these he will prepare for the committee a full
account of money paid to Snyder & Damren on
their i.ontracts and for extra work, showing
how much these chronic contractors have drawn
from the State funds since the shoemaker for
sook his last for the draw-shave.
A L1TTLB JOB ON BARTLETT.
It will be remembered that when
the $1U5 sofa and -$60 chair mon
strosity came up before the committee,
Dr. Bartlett denied that the rooms in which
these expensive articles were placed were his
private rooms. He stated most emphatically
that they were ns much open to the public as
any other part of the building and were for the
use of visitors, not of his, but of the institu
tion. In order to test this questionnot that
your correspondent doubted the veracity of the
doctor, for there is a great difference between
th.: doctor and the bland and plausible cli
penser of scripture and scripbut that the
GLOBE readers might have a practical demon
stration of the fact, a job was put up on the
doctor. Some ladies of the highest respect
ability and position called at the institution
for the purpose ostensibly to admire the won
derfully orderly anil systematic arrangements
of the place. They went through the whole
length and breadth of the asylum proper even
down to the kitchen and bake house and laun
dry. One iady carelessly remarked to the per
son showing them roundMrs. Dunn, the nom
inal matronthat she would so very much like
to visit those rooms about the furniture of
which the papers were making BO much talk,
and asked Airs. Dunn if it were possible for
them to do so. To which Mrs. Dunn replied,
that these rooms were the private apartments
of Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett and no one
was permitted to Bee them. And these
lady visitors to the institution were denied ac
cess to these rooms which Dr. Bartlett says are
furnished elegantly with 813") sofas for the
accommodation of visitors. In this connection
it should bo stated that public opinion here
condemns the doctor for doing a mean and
cowardly act in throwing the whole onus of
buying the $135 sofa and $70 bedsteads upon
his better half. It is a little strange, people
say who are not familiar with the interior gov
ernment of the institution, how it came to
Xas that Mrs. Bartlett was
placed on that purchasing committee seeing
that she ostensibly holds no position in the
hospitalneither attendant nor matron, laun
dry woman nor cook. The only way it can
be explained co their satisfaction is in the sup
position that the furniture was intended for
her and the doctor's private rooms. But those
who are familiar with the interior arrange
ments are not a bit surprised at the lady's
name being on the books as one of the com
mittee or that she was the active member of it.
One day last week a male attendant, who
one would think would not come in contact
with a lady who has nothing whatever to do
with the institution, was discharged because
Mrs. Bartlett interfered with him in the ex
ecution of his duty, against which he de
(SETTING STIRRED UI
Public opinion here is beginning to awaken
to the conviction that there exists a greater
cesspool of abuse at the asylum than they had
ever imagined. Ill treatment of patients they
have known all along is practiced that the
food has not at all times been of a desirable
quality that purchases are made only of or
through a certain favored few that contracts
have been grossly awarded to incompetent men
for consideration, personal or otherwise
that work has been slighted
that fraudulent payments for pretended extra
work have been made that outrageous prices
have heen given for goods that trustees have
at all times charged as common laborers for
their daily hire, but they were not prepared to
find that the treasurer had taken money de
liberately out of the funds of this great chari
ty and nut it in his own pocket. They were
prepared to hear of indirect steals, but did not
expect to hear of down right deliberate pilfer
It is well known that the trustees have ap
pointed the reverend peculating preacher stew
ard of the branch institution at Rochester.
Nominally he is superintendent of building,
but in reality he is also steward, although the
trustees do not want that fact to leak out till
the commission reports. The set of books that
the reverend accountant will keep can be easily
imagined, if he should be allowed to execute
the duties ot the office, but it would be difficult
to imagine the state of confusion,
the pilfering, the double payments,
the overcharges and immense losses
that would fail upon the State. The idea of a
man who hesitates not to deliberately put in
his pocket a paltry $lf)0 not belonging to him
who allows men to overdraw their accounts for
ten years who is BO grossly ignorant of all
principles of bookkeeping as to pay to a debtor
the amount of his account instead of charging
it to himthe idea of such a man having the
handling of thousands of dollars annually,
and having the purveying for hundreds of per
sons every day, is preposterous in the extreme.
It is bad enough to appoint a very poor par
son who knows little beyond compiling
indifferent sermons to the superintendence
of carpentry and masonry work of which he
is as ignorant as he is of bookkeeping, or
honesty, but to make such a man steward of a
noble charity, is an outrage to which the peo
ple will not submit, and the investigating
committee will take effectual measures to pre
A Little TIi in.
"Without entering judgment on what has
been developed, it is safe to say that the
evidence already shows at least extravagance
on the part of the managers. Some of the
evidence explanatory of charges for visits to
the centennial and for a lecture on the same
by Father Talbot to the inmates of the asy
lum seem a little thin at this distance. Per
haps thatTOcture was worth $5 to a crazy
Criminal Action Should be Brought,
[Le Sueur Sentinel].
We do not hesitate to say, and we believe
all unprejudiced minds must agree with ns,
that a criminal action should be brought
against every man on tho board of trustees
for misappriation of public money ag
ifer***^ '/fir ^&l&'*.-$fcM
well as for appropropriating money to their
own use in direct violation of law, Unless
this be done, no public officer can be held to
a strict accountability.
Malte Them Disgorge,
Martin County Sentinel.!
The Senate committee for the investiga
tion of the management of the St. Peter
Insane asylum are unearthing an almost ap
palling amount of official rottenness in that
institution. The most wanton extravagance
prevades almost every transaction relating to
its financial affairs and an unscrupulous
ring has used its power to enrich its mem
bers at the expense of tie State. Let the
mask be torn off and the whole gang of
public plunderers be exposed and made to
A Clear Steal.
McLeod County Enterprise.]
It is a clear steal, and we prophesy it to be
the biggest one Minnesota has ever ex
perienced. Dismiss the managers, trustees
and all the officers who have had anything to
do with it, and put honest men in their
places. When it is ascertained beyond a
doubt that the people's money is being
squandered and stolen, as it has been in this
instance, we think it high time to put a stop
The Senatorial committee seem to find in
their investigation into the affairs of the St.
Peter asylum, many evidences of exceeding
crookedness on the part of the officers of
that institution, and if the reports which are
daily spread before us in the papers are re
liable, all of the officers are justly entitled to
[Isanti County Press.]
The investigation by the committee of the
Senate into the management of the hospital
for insane at St. Peter has recommenced, and
the financial developments certainly show
great extravagance, if nothing else. The
system of paying bills first and auditing
them afterwards is certainly only fit for an
insane institut on.
Lawless and Indefensible.
[Red Wing Republican.]
We observe among the matters which ex
cite condemnatory comment of Doran's in
vestigating committee at St. Peter the pur
chase of a farm by the trustees of the asylum
and the payment for it out of the appropria
tion for current expenses. Such a transac
tion is lawless and indefensible.
If Gov. Pillsbnry does his duty there will
undoubtedly be several vacancies in the
managers of this institution, and the sooner
the better for the good name of our com
monwealth. Such scandalous practices are
certainly beneath the countenance of a civil
Rotten to the Core.
The management of the institution is rot
ten to the core, and investigation and ex
posure is proper. Fletcher, of Miuneapolis,
of course, had a hand in the irregularities, as
he has in all ditty political work in the
Investigation a Necessity.
This institution has continued in the same
lirle for years, and proves that investigating
committees are a necessity, and their visits
should be frequent, thorough, and composed
of just such timber as is the present com
[Sherburne County Star.]
The insane asylum investigating com
mittee, in their examination of the accounts
of the institution, disclose evidence of the
grossest kind of extravagance, to say the
The investigations into the affairs of the
St. Peter insane asylum continues, new de
velopments of gross or criminal mismanage
ment and extravagance coming to light every
[St. Cloud Times.
Everything connected with the financial
management of the hospital seems to have
been conducted with complete recklessness,
and a total disregard for the State's
New Style of Doing Business.
The insane asylum folks have a new way
of doing business. They first pay bills and
then audit thema new system that is not
likely to b generally adopted by public of
Reckless Waste of Public Money.
[Red Wing Argus.]
Extravagancies in nearly every depart
ment of the institution have been discovered,
showing a reckless waste of the public mon
ey, and a disposition on the part of the
officers to feather somebody's nest.
Irregularities Needing Correction.
It seems from the developments made by
the investigation that there have been irreg
ularities in the management of the hospital
which need correcting.
None too Soon.
I St. Cloud Journal-Press.!
There appears to have been a general dis
position to use the public funds with a loose
band. The investigation comes none too
We knew there was something rotten in
Denmark when the trustees and doctors at
tempted at the outset to bluff the commit
The investigation of the management of
the insane asylnm at St. Peter is developing
a sad state of profligacy.
Rev. Kerr the Leading Rascal.-
Of all the rascals concerned in its man
agement, Bev. Kerr seems to lead the list.
Frauds of the most astounding character
have been brought to light.
TALES OF SUFFERING, DEATH AND
Scenes of Woe In Plague-Stricken Grenada,
Memphis, New Orleans and Vicksburg
Not Enough Well People Left In Grenada
to Care for the SickWhole Families
Sick and Dying Without Attendance
Parents Deserted by .Their Children and
Children by ParentsThe Noble Howard
Association Unable to Meet the Demands
for Physicians and NursesSunday Con
tributions for the Sufferers.'
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
GRENADA, Aug. 25.We are now whittled
down to a point where suffering and death are
in every house and no one to wait upon the
sick. Fifty noble nurses are worn out, but un
flagging in their duties and devotion. There
are a few families that have been entirely
swept away. We could cite many households
that have not a nurse or servant about the place.
A heavy demand was made yesterday upon Col.
Anderson for nurses, but he was utterly pow
erless to render the desired assistance. New
Orleans and Memphis can furnish no further
assistance in this respect and we are at the
mercy of the plague. The native well ones left
can be counted upon the fingers. The deaths
yesterday number ten and new cases four. If
no assistance corres and the fever is not checked
no one will be left to bury the dead. We have
had a cold night, which swells the death list
again. We are certainly a doomed remnant.
More nurses would be like angels from heaven
and our only salvation.
NEW ORLEANS, An^. 25.With 897 new cases
of yellow fever within the past twenty-four
hours the sick list, which from the inception of
the disease reaches 3,421 and 587 deaths, an
early abatement of the epidemic is not antici
pated, while a superficial view would indicate
no such condition. The distress existing in
New Orleans is very great. Half a dozen mem
bers of the Howard association, who have just
returned from a round of visits to the sick,
state that tho wretchedness in which they found
hundreds of miserable poor, cannot be exag
gerated, particularly among those families
where the combined labor of both husband and
wife is necessary for their maintenance. The
prostration of either is quickly followed by
starvation. So treacherous is yellow fever that
its attack, if not followed by immediate
remedies, must result in sure death. Among
the very Door the presence of the disease dissi
pates every vestige of revenue. Those who could
work are compelled to remain at home to nurse
the sick, and in consequence in their visits to
day the Howards found 120 families suffering
[Western Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug, 25.Rev. Father Doyle,
C. M., St. Joseph's church, has died of fever.
Dr. Stone returned to this city this afternoon
from Port Eads. Ho reports to the Howard
association that all the patients there, except
one or two, are convalescent. One nurse re
mained, the other recurned with Dr. Stone.
The fever has appeared at Bayou Des Almo. In
response to an appeal, there being no physician
there, the Howard association sent Dr. O. J.
Wolf to that point yesterday. The doctor re
ports seven cases of fever in a telegram to the
Howards. He requests them to send two
nurses by the morning train.
The Howard association to-day received the
following telegram from Grenada, Miss.: "If
possible send up more nurses. If not nurses
some one to help the sick the best they can.
Provisions and nourishment for the sick are
short. Dr. Hoy, Dr. Gay and the postmaster
are down with fever. No mail from any point.
The negroes are all getting the fever. Deaths
last night, six whites. Four colored persons
are dying from lack of nourishment and do
mestic attention. I am well. (Signed) Dr
The above shows the report of Dr. Veazey'
illness is not true.
[Special Telegram to the Glebe.
VICKSBUBG, Aug. 25.The fever is spreading
through the country and attacking persona who
have sought refuge among their friends, which
is creating great fear and excitement. Not
only is the disease contagious in Vicksburgand
in the small towns, but on the plantations and
farms in localities where the disease has here
tofore been almost unknown. Flight does not
seem to protect them. The Howards are bat
tling manfully, but their means in the way of
competent nurses is limited. The cry is for
nurses and help for our already broken down
and over-worked physicians. The latter say
that help must soon come or they will give out.
Another one was taken down to-day, Dr. Bar
ber, which makes in all four. Two of these,
taken down some days since, are doing very
well. The other i3 not expected to recover.
This leaves us with but ten for duty to con
tend with the rapidly increasing plague, and
those nearly worn out.
Western Associated Press.]
VICKSBUBG, Miss., Aug. 25.There were G8
new cases and 1G deaths for the past twenty
four hours. Dr. Booth is some better this
evening. Among the deaths is Robert Eggles
ton. son of E. T. Eggleston.
^VICKSBUBG, Aug. 25.Yellow fever continues
increasing. Over fifty new cases in the past
twenty-four hours and twenty-two deaths,
among them Geo. F. Brown, son of Judge Geo.
F. Brown. G. P. Allen, city editor of the
Vicksburg Herald, is down with fever also his
wife and son. His daughter died this evening.
Trains on the Vicksburg and Meridian railway
have ceased running owing to quarantines
along the roads, and threats made to fire
into the trains and wreck them. Vicksburg is
cut off from all communication except by the
Mississippi river. Two children of J. Beinhart,
who were left here a week ago, died yesterday
at Tuscaloosa, Ala., of yellow fever. Physicians
and nurses from New Orleans reached here to
MEMPHIS. W _'
Special Telegram to the Globe.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 25.The old horrors of 187S
are being enacted under many roofs here. The
fever is preying in whole families simulta-
neously.'" As this is written, a girl, Hannah A.
Schittah, the last of three beautiful sisters, is
dying, and her father wild with fever raves in
the sound of her death rattle. John Donovan's
wife in her delirium gave birth to a child two
hours before a doctor could be brought. The
plague was imbued and nipped the little bud
and burned the life out. Three older children
in one room died in one night. Waifs are grow
ing plentiful. All who could go have left the
city. Many are dying in adjacent towns, caus
ing panics of the wildest character. The
weather is warm and dry.
[Western Associated Press.]
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 25.The yellow fever
record to-day shows a decrease in the number
of new cases as compared with yesterday, there
being sixty-one reported up to 6 p. M. The
death list, however, is the largest of any day
since the fever made its appearance, the
undertakers reporting twenty-six for the same
time. There is a scarcity of nurses, and the
Howards and other relief organizations have
telegraphed to Mobile and other points for
them. Members of different associations axe
doing noble work, in striking contrast to
tho action of a few people who have
deserted friends and relatives in their distress.
Instances are known of parents deserting their
children and children their parents. The wife
^.i&'h^k^J-i^ ?T*5 -ijj $'&
and three children of a prominent citizen were
taken with fever daring bis absence from the
city. He wan telegraphed for by the Howards
and replied: "Take care of my family." His
wife is dead and to-day his children were con^
veyed to the city hospital, where one has since
died. Gen. W. J. Smith is reported very low.
Capt. John D. Elliott died at an early hoar
this morning. Alex. Waddell in charge of the
Alabama street branch -.dispensary of the
Howards, situated in the heart of
the infected district, was taken sick
this morning, being the third member
of the association in charge of the
dispensary taken ill. Sister Frances, of the
Episcopal sisterhood, and two children in the
church home are among the^iew cases. It is
reported that strong efforts ar& being made to
keep the disease out of the home where
orphans are placed. This is one of the most
efficient of charities in the city. W. J. Taylor,
chairman of the relief committee of the Typo
graphical union, calls on sister unions for
aid. John G. Sousdale, Jr., treasurer of the
citizens' relief committee, is daily in receipt of
substantial aid, and the poor of the city are
being cared for.
PHILADELPHIA. ijK Jy 'r
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25.Three cas of yel
low fever were discovered last night. A young
man called at Pennsylvania hospital and in
quired of the attending physician if two pa
tients could be treated there. The doctor in
quired the nature of the cases, and the appli
cant said he only knew there were two me a
stopping at 804 South street, who had arrived
Friday from Vicksburg, and showed signs of
fever. The doctor notified the authorities, and
health officers were immediate detailed to take
the sick men to the municipal hospital. The
house was then thoroughly disinfected, trunks
of the fever stricken, and everything taken
away, and the neighborhood cleansed. The
health board say that the cases had heen dis
covered in. good time, and that there is no
reason for alarm.
Aid to the Fever Sufferers.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. Aug. 25.The secretary
of war has made liberal provisions for furnish
ing rations to the destitute in the South, and
orders were given yesterday to supply Grenada
with 5,000 rations. Liberal contributions are
being made here for yellow fever sufferers.
The temperance and Masonic organizations and
departments are furnishing considerable sums.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
MADISON, Wis., Aug. 25.Sermons of sym
pathy for yellow fever sufferers, prayers offer
ed for a stay of the dread disease and collec
tions were taken up in aid of the Bufferers in
our churches to-day. In the Congregational
church $100 was raised, $125 in the Episcopal
and $25 in the Baptist church. Notices were
given in both Catholic churches to-day of a
collection next Sunday, for the same object.
The Masonic fraternity of this city raised near
ly $400 yesterday in aid of the yellow fever
Western Associated Press.]
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 25.The committee ap
pointed to solicit aid for yellow fever sufferers,
collected $1,800 yesterday. The committee
will continue their work to-morrow.
UNC LE SAMMY.
His Opponents in New York Working to
Prevent His Again Securing Control of the
Party MachineryHendricks and John
Kelly in Council.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.
SARATOGA, N. Y., Aug. 25.The Tilden" op
ponents in the Democratic party have been ac
tively discusBirjg methods to prevent his re
gaining control of the machinery of the party
of this State. The Tammany Democrats here
from New York city, and those who sympathize
with them, seem more concerned about the
matter at present than about any other politi
cal question. They express great confidence
that they will control the State convention,
and the State committee to be named at the
convention. There has been considerable
talk about reorganizing the party
in those counties in which Mr.
Tilden's influence is strongest and 6ome of the
leading men hostile to the ex-Presidential can
didate have been consulting in an informal
way about the means tu accomplish that object.
A strong effort will certainly be made in the
convention to exclude the King county dele
gation sent by tho McLaughtin Democrats, and
many Brooklyn politicians here are nervous.
Prominent Tammany Democrats talk bitterly
about the leaders of the regular organization
in King county. The possibility of any com
bination between Chief Justice Church's friends
and Mr. Tilden's followers to control the party is
denied by well informed Democrats. The Chief
Justice has certainly shown no evidence of any
change of base while at Saratoga.
Ex-Gov. Hendricks has arrived in Saratoga
from Newport where he has been arguing in
the great railroad case before Justice Harlan.
He is at the same hotel with John Kelly, and
last night the two party leaders met and re
tired to one end of the piazza for a private m
versation apart from their friends. It is well
hnown that some leading Tammany Democrats
prefer Mr. Hendricks as a Presidential candi
date to any other Democrat whose name is
most prominently mentioned.
THE PIRATE'S PIT.
Which Digged in Writing: to Jas.. E.
AndersonThe Missing Letter at Last in
the Hands of the Potter Committee for
Use Where it Will Do the Most Good.
Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
NEW YORK, Aug. 15.The Times says the
Sherman-Anderson letter, the document which
it was said was given by Secretary Sherman to
the witness, Jas. E. Anderson, of Louisiana,
has been found and is now either in the hands
or under the control of the Potter committee.
It's whereabouts has been unknown for some
time. Gen. Butler has mentioned the facts of
its discovery to various persons lately and has
conversed with them regarding it, and a Senator
of the United States, as well as several other
officials, have also knowledge of its existence
and of the fact that it is eventually to be
brought forward. The intention regarding it
is to continue the taking of testimony before
the Potter committee until the early part of
October, and then spring the letter on the
public as a grand surprise, for the purpose of
making Democratic votes at the election in
that month and the ensuing ones in November.
'Consecration of a Bishop.
RICHMOND, Aug. 25.Rev. Jno. J. Keene, of
Washington, was consecrated to-day bishop of
the dioceRe of Richmond, and vicar apostolic
of North Carolina. The congregation in St.
Peter's Cathedral was large. Several bishops
and many priests were present. The music
was grand, and the ceremonies impressive.
Bishop Gibbons, of Baltimore, was the conse
crator, assisted by Bishops Foley, of Chicago,
and Kain of Wheeling. Bishop Lynch preached
WASHINGTON, D. Aug. 261 A. M.Indi
ations for the upper Mississippi valley:
warmer: clear or partly cloudy weather varia
ble winds, shifting to southerly generally
-Mae. Could'nt Nominate.
CotCStBtm, Aug. 25.The Fourth Congres
sional convention after balloting without
result 370 times, adjourned meet at Neio
man Sept. 18.
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ACTUAL WAR AND WARLIKE MUT-
Royal Wedding Having Political Signifi-
canceThe Bosnian Insurgents Assume
the Offensive and are Repulsed Saucy
Talk to England by a Russian Paper
Russian Troops Withdrawing from the
[Special Cablegram to the Globe.]
BERLIN, Aug. 25.Another royal marriage
took place yesterday in Europe which may
prove of considerable importance from a po
litical point of view, the high contracting par
ties being the brother of the king of Holland
and daughter of Prince Frederick Charles of
Prussia. The red prince, the groom, is nearly
60, and the bride 23. She is the eldest child of
Emperor Wilb.elm's warlike nephew Prince
Frederick Charles. Among the distinguished
guests present were the emperor and empress
of Germany, the crown prince imperial and
his wife, the king of Holland, Prince Frederick
Charles and his wife, members of the grand
ducal and ducai families of Saxe Altenberg
and Anholt, and the usual formidable array of
the royal princely, ducal and noble personages,
[Western Associated Press.]
ST. PETEBSBTJBG, Aug. 25.The Agenee Russo,
commenting upon the dispatches of Lord Salis
bury and English consuls accusing the Russian
authorities of conniving at the atrocities of
the Bulgarians, says the imputation is offensive'
and is made by Salisbury to pave the way for
the encroachment of English influence in Bul
garia, but that Russia will know how to oppose
VIENNA, Aug. 25.General 8zapary tele
graphs the insurgents again attacked him Fri
day, but were repulsed after nine hours fight
A Belgrade telegram estimates that 20,000
insurgents, with heavy artillery, are confront
ing General Szapary. It is expected he will
receive reinforcements Tuesday and will then
resume the offensive.
LONDON, Aug. 25.The emperor of Germany
has arrived at Gastien.
MADRID, Aug. 25.The Politico, publishes an
article to which considerable significance is
attached, deploring the threatening conduot
of the Constitutionalists, acd declaring that
the government is determined to act with the
utmost energy should they abandon the paths
PARIS, Aug. 25.Five thousand persons were
at the peace congress to-day. Tolaine pre
sided. Resolutions were passed favoring in
ternational arbitration. Letters were read
from Victor Hugo and LouiB Blanc. _".
PARIS, Aug. 25.The distribution of prizes
at the exhibition has been postponed until
RUSSIAN TROOPS WITHDRAWING.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 25.The departure of
Russians is progressing. Gen. Shobeloff is in
command of the forces which are to be with
drawn to Roumelia. His headquarters will be
at Rodosta, Bourgosand and Varna successively.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 25.Fresh troops are
leaving to replace those ordered home from
Constantinople. It is thought consequently
that Russia does not intend to immediately
withdraw from Turkey.
PHILADELPHIA, Ang. 25.While Dennis Mul
cahy and Christopher Higby were wrestling at
the Race street wharf this morning, Higby was
thrown in the river and drowned.
BERLIN, Aug. 25.Dr. Nobeling, who at
tempted the assassination of the emperor, is
suspected of feigning madness. He will be
conveyed to a lunatic asylum and placed under
the examination of experts.
BATOUM, Aug. 25.Harbor forts are being
disarmed and torpedoes removed. The town is
swarming with armed volunteers. It is report
ed from Tiflis that precautions are beinsr adopt
ed throughout Caucassia against a general up
LONDON, Aug. 25.A Calcutta dispatch says
it is possible, if Shere All continues his hostile
attitude, the Indian government may seat
Khyber Pasha permanently, and rectify the
whole notbwestern frontier in accordance with
the policy initiated by the occupation of
Guettah. The avant courier of England's mis
sion has reached Oeshawaur, en route to Cal
GENEVA, Aug. 25.The Episcopal church,
built by Americans, in Geneva, was consecra
ted Saturday, the Bishop of Rhode Island
A dispatch from Bucharest says: Russia has
sent a very energetic note demanding the im
mediate surrender of Bessarabia. The Rou
manian government, which was apparently
initiating the Turkish waiting policy, iB some-.
what surprised at the suddenness of the
^'VIENNA, Aug. 25.A general cabinet council
was held Saturday with regard to the conven
tion with Turkey, having without avail ex
hausted all efforts to secure limits to the occu
pation of Turkish provinces, and to
secure a share in their administra
tion for the Sultan. The Porte now desires
a convention to give a temporary exercise of
sovereignty. This proposition has been handed
to the emperor of Austria, but it is doubtful
whether even this will be accepted.
LONDON, Aug. 25.It now appears the Porte
suggests postponement of the surrender of Ba
toum until Sept. 12th.
ROME, Aug. 25.The Unlta Galtolica says the
religious enthusiast Lazanette, was seriously
wounded, but is not dead. His disciples are
preparing to announce his resurrection.
HAVANA,, Aug. 24.The fall of President Go
zoles, of San Domingo, iB 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.
The Striking Shoemakers Resume Work.
1 Special Telegram to the Globe.
CHICAGO, Aug. 25.The shoemakers' strike
has finally been settled in a peaceable and ami
cable manner, satisfactorily to all concerned.
To-morrow morning the men who left the dif
ferent shops a few weeks ago, will return to
them and resume work. The adjustment of
the difficulties between the men and the man
ufacturers was brought about through the in
strumentality of Mr. Geo. W. Weber, Secretary
of the Manufacturers' association. A con
ference was held and a compromise effected.
The prices agreed upon are substantially those
of last year.
Bates for Live Stock Rail Shipments.
SARATOGA, N. Ang. 25.The report of the
arbitrators regarding the rate of live stock busi
ness to each Una from St. Louis, has been
adopted at a conference of railroad managers.
It is agreed that the net rates on dressed meats
shall be 50 per cent above the net cattle rates.
Mr. Sargeant, of the Grand Truk, announced
all differences between ali lines and the. New
York Central, regarding live stock transporta
tion to Boston, had been adjusted and all busi
ness will be divided. He hoped rates on live
stock would be maintained, and pledged him
self the Grand Trunk will not out under. Ad
journed sine die.
0KDIES AND CASUALTIES.
A Wealthy Farmer in Illinois Suicides
An American Vessel Relieved of its Cargo
by Plrates-A Cleveland Girl Refused
Her Lover by Her Parents Fires a Pistol
Ball Into Her HeartA North Carolina
Clergyman Imitates Hank Clay as a Wo
man BruiserThe Day's Casualty Record.
SUICIDE OF A LARGE LAND OWNER.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
BLOOMINGTON, I1L, Aug. 25.About 3 o'clock
this morning Hon. Wm. Haines Cheney, one of
the largest land owners in McLean county, was
found hanging by an old strap and rope to a
wild crab tree in a hedge seventy rods wes*. of
his residence, one mile southwest of Say brook.
Five years ago Be tried to hang himself but
failed. Since then he has suffered by the
wearing away of the brain, but was constantly
watched by his family. He had been away
from his sons, Harry and Charlie, about twenty
minutes when found by them with his feet
touching the ground. The deceased seemed to
think his family would soon be poor, but had
no occasion'for thinking so, as he was worth
$40,000 over his debts.
(Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
NEW YORK, Aug. 25.The American schooner
K. C. Rankin, whose crew arrived here yesterday,
was boarded by pirates July 12th last off Saoni
island, and entirely stripped of her cargo. The
pirates, native blacks, came in a swarm and
quickly overcame the sailors by threatening to
knife them, and had everything their own way.
An appeal was made by the Rankin's captain
to the government at San Domingo, but while
willing in expression the authorities seemed
unable to recover goods or repress piratical ten
dencies of the Saonis. This is the boldest
ease yet reported. The Rankin is a total loss,
and her crew came home in a steamship.
BEATEN BY A MINISTER.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
PANTEGON, N. Aug. 25.Dr. Edward
Waters, a Free-will Baptist .minister of promi
nence here, created'a great sensation by a cow
ardly assault upon a beautiful young lady,
Miss Fanny Woolard. It seems that the doc
tor's wife had slandered the young lady to
some young ministers. She went to Mrs.
Waters and asked for a retraction. Mrs.
Waters aked her into her house, when she
commenced a most brutal attack upon the girl.
The minister entered the room where his wife
w,as beating her victim, and took a hand in the
row, inflicting a terrible beating on Miss
Woolard. The injured girl'is so badly wound
ed that it is not believed she can recover. The
affair created most intense excitement, and
threats of lynching. Waters were freely made
by'the young men of the town. The lover of
Miss Woolard promptly dispatched a challenge
to Dr. Waters, and if he doe's not accept i$ it
is quite likely that the infuriated youth will
chastise him on sight.
BELIEF IN DEATH.
CLEVELAND, Ohio Aug. 25.Thhi morning,
about 7 o'clock, Miss Hattie Gray, aged 18,
living with her parents on a farm in Middle
bury, a small town a few miles west of this
city, suicided by shooting herself through the
heart. The young lady's parents objecting to
her marriage waB.the cause of the rash act.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 25.Henry Murphy,
stroke oar of the Rivefside rowing club, was
shot dead by Henry Hahn alias Lee, a long
shoreman. Cause of trouble is unknown.
UP IN FLAMES.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 25.Bettie & Candle's
planing mill burned^ Loss $20,000 insurance
CINCINNATI, O., Aug. 25.The building at
the corner of Front and Smith streets, owned
by Robert Ashton, and occupied by the Straub
Mill Co., and Peerless Wringer Co., was dam
aged by fire last night. Loss $15,000 fully
THE RAILROAD POOL.
Vanderbllt's Scheme SuccessfulCommis
sions and Outside Offices AbolishedPer
centages For the Live Stock Business-
Percentages of General Business Yet to
be Agreed Upon.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
SARATOGA. N. Y., Aug. 25.It is generally ad
mitted that Wm. H. Vanderbilt has been re
markably successful in getting the assent of
the other railroad managers to the policy which
he desired. The plan ot cutting off commis
sions and closing outside offices has been favor
ed by him for a long time, but many railroad
officials did not believe that the companies
would generally consent to so sweeping a
change in the method of doing business. It
was expected that the Erie and other companies
would oppose the plan when the report of the
commission to which the mat
ter was referred was brought up
in general- meeting, but Mr. Jewett, for the
Erie, expressed hearty approval of the steps,
and the report was adopted by a unanimous
vote. The report of the arbitors as to the di
vision and rates of live stock for each line
out of St. Louis was read, and the companies
are satisfied to abide by it. The Chicago & Al
ton has 20 per cent., Wabash, 22, Indianapolis
& St. Louis, and Vandalia, 233-2 each, and the
Ohio & Mississippi, 11. Mr. Butler announced
that an agreement had been made which set
tled a question of great importance to all the
railroads of the country. Mr. Sargent said that
the New York Central and Grand Trunk had
made an agreement by which the ques
tion of New England live stock had
been settled by a fair percentage division on
Boston shipments. The percentages agreed
upon are 37 per cent, to the Grand Trunk and
63 per cent, to tho New York Central, with a
stipulation that each shall keep out of local
territory properly belonging to the other party.
The rates on boxed meats have been placed
in the fourth class and are now 35 cents by rail
and five cents less by lake and rail instead
of 10, as previously reported. The schedule is
10 cents less on live hogs, which have been 45
cents. The details of the pool on east bound
freights and percentages of each road are to be
fixed by the executive committee next month.
It will depend upon the details whether the
pooling contract will be permanent or not.
Strike of Iron Mill Workers.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25.One thousand men
in the iron mills of James Rowland & Co.,
Stephen Bobbins & Son, Marshall Bros. & Co.,
Philadelphia Iron and Steel company, Hughes
& Patterson, Fair Hill Iron company, and John
P. Verre, notified their employers last night
they would not come to work Monday at the
proposed reduction of wages. The strikers are
members of the amalgamated association of
iron and steel workers of the United States,
headquarter*Pittsburgh, and the strike has
taken place with the sanction of that body,
which agrees to Bupport the strikers.
Revival of Indian Troubles in Oregon.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25.Portland dispatch:
Reports received here say serious Indian
troubles are threatened at Priests Rapids on the
Columbia river, and that. several settlers in
that vicinity have been killed. Troops will
leave Clilo for that point Wednesday. Gen.
Howard is now at Umatilla and will probably
vi. A Lucky Ball Players.
LONDON, Ont., Ang. 25.The Tecumseh ball
players were released and paid salaries in full
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NEWS MELANGE FROM THE NATION-
Attack of Indian Agent Hughes on Gen.
CarllngAnother Attempt by the South
Carolina Authorities to Arrest Senator
PattersonReport that he is About to
Resign His Seat in Return for the With
drawal of Prosecutions Against Him
Railroads to Which the New Law of Con
gress Creating an Auditor of Accounts
HUGHES VS. GEN. CARLTN.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.}
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.Special Indian Agent
Hughes, at Standing Ronk, has made complaint
here against Gen. Carlin, stating that he re
cently incited the Indians to make a personal
attack on him. Upon investigation this ap
pears to be base ingratitude, for it was Gen.
Carlin who rescued and saved Hughes' worth
THE CHINESE MTNISTEE.
The Chinese minister has taken for himself
and that part of the embassy which remain in
this city permanently, house No. 1925
street east, corner of Twentieth, late the resi
dence of Alex Ray, deceased. Notice has been
given that the occupancy of the new minister
will begin on the 15th of next month. The
house is one of the largest and most elegant in
the western part of the city.
Recently a paragraph was published to the
following effect, which has provoked free criti
cism upon Secretary McCrary: "Secretary of
War McCrary has issued an order through Gen.
Marcus J. Wright, formerly of the confederate
army, but now keeper of confederate archives
in custody of the war department, tendering
free access thereto to the Southern Historical
society. In turn the latter secretary in accept
ing the courtesy has extended to the United
States the privilege to take papers in its pos
session." The statement is incorrect. Secre
tary McCrary never made any such
order. Gen. Wright was never in charge
of the archives, and the Historical society
never has asked for access to the archives.
The war department asked for certain docu
ments of the historical society, and to get
them agreed to exchange certain historical
records only, but none bearing upon claims of
any character. Col. R. F. Moore, First artillery,
who has always been in the army, is in charge
of the archives.
A new requisition for Senator Patterson, of
South Carolina, is said to be in the hands of
authorities. It is directed to the Governor of
Pennsylvania. Meanwhile there are reports
that Patterson's friends are attempting to
make an arrangement by which, if he shall
resign his seat in the Senate, tho prosecution
against him will be discontinued.
AUDITOR OF RAILROAD ACCOUNTS.
Theopolus French, auditor of railroad ac
counts, created by tho new law, is daily receiv
ing letters from railroad companies showing
that the law is not understood. Some rail
roads which came under the provisions of the
act have refused to comply with it claiming
that they are exempt* Mr. French, in order
that there may be no misunderstanding, gives
the following interpretation to the law and
classifies roads upon which its provisions are
mendatory: The question is often asked what
railroads are included in the act to create an
auditor of railroad accounts and for other pur
poses, recently passed. Sec. 3 of the act says,
"All railroad companies whose roads are in
whole or in part west, north or south of the
Missouri river, to which the United States havo
granted any loan of credit or subsidy in bonds
or lauds." Section 6 of this article says:
The act shall apply to any and all persons and
corporations into whose hands-either of tho
said railroads shall lawfully come, as well as
the original company. The companies em
braced within this construction of the act have
been divided into five classes as follows: 1st,
The Union Pacific and Central Pacific. 2d.
The Kansas Pacific, Sioux City & Pacific and
central branch of the Union Pacific. 3d.
The Denver Pacific. 4th. The Texas Pacific,
Southern Pacific, Northern Pacific, St. Louis &
San Francisco, Atlantic &, Pacific, Burlington &
Missouri in Nebraska, the Oregon & California
and the Oregon Central. 5th. The Hannibal
& St. Jo, St. Louis, Iron Mountain
& Southern Missouri Pacific,
Little Rock & Ft. Smith, Memphis & Little
Rodk. Missouri, Kansas & Texas, Atchison, Tc
peka & Santa Fe, Leavenworth, Lawrence &
Galveston, Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf,
St. Joseph & Western, The North Louisiana &
Texas, and Louisiania & Texas Morgan. Chi
cago, Burlin-rton & Quincy, Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific, Cedar Rapids & Missouri
River, Dubuque & Sioux City, Iowa Falls &
Sioux City, Sioux City & St. Paul, St. Paul &
Sioux City, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul,
Chicago & Northwestern, Winona & St. Peter,
the Southern Minnesota, St. Paul & Duluth,
St. Paul & Pacific, St. Vincent Extension, Wis
consin Central, Wisconsin-Northern, Chicago,
St. Paul & Minneapolis, and North Wisconsin.
To all of these roads grants have been mad*
with certain conditions.
[Western Associated Press. 1
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.The Post claims to
have seen a letter from a prominent South
Carolina Republican, in which it is stated Sen
ator Patterson has proposed to Gov. Hampton
to resign the Senate if he can be assured of full
amnesty and exemption from the present legal
movement for his posecutiou.
Ambushed by Indians and Killed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25.Boise City dis
patch: On the 19th inst., Wm. Munday, S.
Smith, Thomas Healy and Jacob Grosclose, left
Indian valley in pursuit of Indians who had
stolen their stock. At noon Tuesday, near the
falls of Poyette, they were fired upon by In
dians concealed in the rocks and all killed ex
cept Smith, who was unhorsed and wounded,
but succeeded in making escape. Major Dunn
with 100 infantry has gone in pursuit of the
Wm. D. Morris, a prominent citizen, died
Hayes and Rarus,
The daily announcements in the St. Panl
and Minneapolis newspapers, concerning the
great fairs to be held in their respective
cities are calculated to draw an immense
crowd next month. In the way of blooded
stock we guess St. Paul is ahead inasmuch'
as we see that Hayes, Rarus and all the oth
er noted fast horses are to be present.
The Man Who Stole the Presidency.
[Carver County Free Press.J
We had some hopes that the State fair
would be a success, but one of the recent
moves of the managementthat of exhibit
ing the man who stole the Presidencyis
certainly in very bad taste and the people'
should not hesitate to resent the insult as
beat they can.
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