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IT IS OVER.
And the. Triumphant Success of the
State Fair Goes Into History.
CLOSINGS UP THE GREAT SHOW.
An Interesting Day's Sport on
Track. Trotting and Shooting.
With (i o'clock last evening the curtain was
rung down upon the nineteenth annual exhibi
tion of the Minnesota State Agricultural soci
ety, and the successes and failuies connected
with it are now matters of history. Com
mencing with Monday morning early the exhi
bition was continued throughout the entire
week, giving six days of continuous woiry, la
bor and excitement both for the olhoers of the
society, assistants and visitors. It
was the first time in the his
tory of the State that it was attempted
to run the exhibition an entire week, and while
it was a mo-tt brilliant success, it is doubtful
if the experiment will bo repeated. There was
too much of a good thing, and the hundred
and more thousands of visitors, the people of
Bt. Paul and the uificcis of the society would
have been brtter satisfied with the general re
sults had the fair been opened Tuesday morn
ing and closed with Friday evening. Bu it is
not our purpose to criticise at thin time. Huiliuo
it that the general result was a grand success.
Energy and good judgment generally marked
the pieparatious resulting an aggregation of
iittructions never before attempted within the
State. Such being the ease the immense at
tendance, exceeding bl),GU0 people, and over
0,1)00 for the entire week, is not surprising.
While mistakes were undoubtedly made, there
is no question that as a whole the lair was a
complete, success. Such result is very largely
due to the energy, pluck and deteiminatioii or
George it. Finch, the president of
the houiity. bucked by the hearty encourage
ment of the business men and citizens general
ly of St. Paul. That upon the eve of the great
t'lmnph tor the society, for Sf. Paul, lor the
S'ate, Mr. Pinch should be prostrated by indis
ltion, is a matter of sineeie regret, tinging
nth sadnei-H the general satisfaction felt over
nc grand success.
At no time was a large attendance expected
yesterday. The in of the night previous,
a,"*' the threatening clouds with which the
day was ushered in would have dispelled such
expectation, had it existed. During the fore
noon the clouds bioke away, and the afternoon
was one of the most enjovable of the entire
The sporting attractions of the day were in
augurated by Dr. Carver, the famous rifle shot,
in an exhibition of his wonderfull skill. The
shooting took place in front of the grand
stand, and was continued lor an hour anil a
ilf. In addition to his regular exhil iuon, the
doctor ga"e a few ot his fancy shots, such as
firing from his hip, fiom the top
of his head, and with his back turned to the
target, bighting by a looking glass. The best
phuotin'.r of the day, and one oi the best exhi
bition of his public caieer. was that of break
ing with a ritle 100 glass balls in four minutes
and thirty-two seconds. Laying aside the rifle
and taking a Parker shot-gun, the doctor indulg
ed in a little trap shooting, the stronghold of
BogarduB, and using two traps, broke 110 balls
without a miss. As a close to his splendid ex
hibition the doctor let off a number of toy bal
loons, lir.st sending them off singly,
and allowing them to rise two or
three hundred feel, when he
would send a ball through the small globe,
Four weie sent oft this way and punctured, a
second shot only being required in one instance.
Then twelve balloons were sent off tied together,
these were allowed to rise to more than a 100
f'iet when the doctor by a well-directed shot cut
the knot holding them together, and as thoy
floated olt in different directions the little balls
wt'ie successively punctured, only three escap
ing, the last one hit being fully 1,000 feet
i.vifiy. The doctor's shoot
ng was watched with
inttense interest throughout, frequent
apjfiausc testifying the appreciation of
the audience, some f.iir lady showing
her admiration by tue presentation of a beau
The rain had put the track in very bad con
dition in several places, and at. 12 M. much
doubt was fell as to the advisability of at
tempting to carry out the racing programme.
By vigorous scraping, however, aided by the
warm sun, the track was got into a faiily poss
abie condition, and at 2:30 o'clock the
horses for the 2:43 class were called
up. There were five entries but
'only two appeared for the start,
Billy Bo and Mambrino Prince. With
a good track these horses would have made
a fast race, but with the unsafe footing neither
driver felt justified in putting his horse to his
speed. The result was that Billy Boy won the
race easily, taking the first, third and fourth
heats. Time: 2:45,2:41, 2:37)^, 2:43.
Great Eastern, the Leviathan of the turf,
was then brought out for an exhibition trot
under saddle. Before starting, the judges an
nounced that Mr. Green only allowed the horse
to appear to satisfy the curiosity of the crowd,
and that, owing to the condition of the
track, no ellort would be made
to make time. To make the exhibition as ex
citing as possible, Mr. Chapman Smales, of the
Fairmont Hant, rode his hurdle racer by the
si A. of Great Eastern, thus making a very good
race, though the time was slow. I was un
fortunate lor the audience, the reputation of
tho horse, and above all to Mr. Green, who de
sired to show his appreciation of the generous
and honorable treatment of the association, by
giving the best exhibition of speed ever seen
the track. The horse was in fine condition
for such an exhibition, and only the condition
of the track prevented.
Decidedly the most interesting feature of the
afternoon's racing sport, was a mile dash kind
ly volunteered by the English gentlemen of the
Fairmont hunt, Mr. '"Champion" Cook,
with his chestnut mare Prince, joining in to
make the sport the more interesting. The gen
tlemen of the hunt appeared in their full rid
ing habits, boots, spurs and colors to rule, and
rode a good race, but ''Champ's" mare proved
too footy for her competitors, winning the race.
Di'poputatiiio the Grounds.
The exhibition was kept almost intact unti
after 12 o'clock, though some heavy articles
were moved off before that hour. During the
afternoon, however, exhibitors generally
turned their attention to removing iheir ex
hibits, and at 8 o'clock in the evening but little
of the grand display which had excited the
encomiums of more thm 100,000 people during
the six days of the exhibition, rercained in
Field Trials of Dogs.
A decided feaiure of the fair was the bench
sho'w of dogs, the first annual exhibition of
the Minnesota Kennel club. Th show was a
perfect success, in the number and quality of
entries, and the attendance. For this result
oo great praise cannot be paid Mr. Chas. Lin-
coln, of Detroit, Mich., who superintended the
exhibition. As an auxiliary to the bench show,
a gr8n field trial wan arranged to come oil im
mediately following the ehow proper. After
looking over the hunting grounds of the State,
the vicinity of Sauk Centre, Stearns county,
was decided upon as the best place for such
trial. The trial promises to be one of the most
important ever given in this country, the most
noted shotH and leading dog fanciers having
gathered here for the contest. The trial is to
commence Tuesday next, and to continue
E. P. Stoddard, Da\ ton, O., Friend.
D. C. Sanborn, Baltimore, Strathroy.
D. C. Sanborn, Baltimore, Jennie.
D. C. Sanborn, Baltimore, Nellie.
Geo. Waddington, Geneva, Iowa, Daisy.
J. S. Jones, Marshalltown, Jet.
HE ELWARD HARVESTERAN IMPORTANT STEP IN
THE MARCH OK PROGRESS.
Truly this is an era of remarkable progress
in science and art. Genius is rapidly forsak
ing the realm of poetry for the more profitable
D. C. Sanborn, Baltimore, Nellie and Dan.
J. 8. Jones, Marshalltown, Queen of the West
field of invention. All around us we see the
mighty energies of men bending to the discov
ery ot some gigantic enterprise that is destined
to revolutionize the business interests of the
entire world, and lighten the burdens of its
toiling millions. Impioved machinery is sup
erseding hand labor with a lapidity that is in
comprehensible. The growth of intellect in
the match of discovery broadens the woildot
science, and as the years go by like flitting
clouds we merely catch glimpses of what is going
on in the he'd of invention and the realm dis
covery. Lite is too short lor us to catch more
than a hasty and superficial glance of what is
being done in the material interests of man
kind. It is a grand incentive to the human
intellect in the race of life that we live not for
ourselves alone, but for our fellow men and
those who may come after us, follow in our
footsteps, and profit by our example.
Where real merit shines forth like a beacon
light no tongue or pen should fear to proclaim
it. We are aware of the fact, however, that as
genius plumes herself for higher flights compe
tition thickens and selfishness takes deeper
root in human nature. "'Out of an abun
dance of the heart the mouth speaketh," is a
pabsage that impressed the writer as he stood
in the midst of the multitude at the fair one
day last week and heard the comments and lis
tened to the universal expression of praise as
the thousands looked upon the perfect working
of that wonderful invention,
THE ELWAKD HARVESTER AND COED SELF-BINDER,
of the city of St. Paul. This ingenious piece
of mechanical skill has been developed by tke
persistent effort of the best inventive talent in
this country. The work is an accomplished
fact to-day, and will rapidly revolutionize the
system of harvesting in the great West. The
wire binders hasve been an objection
able feature to .th various har
vesters since their introduction in this
country. Bu the soft bands will remedy the
objection and popular ize the vast catalogue of
harvesters and their self-binder attachmeuts.
To "a St. Paul manufacturing company the
country is indebted for this grand invention
and marvelous labor-saving machine. There
will be no further use for the wire after the
introduction of this invention. Tuat it is des
tined to supersede all others there is no doubt,
it has already been sufficiently tested in a hun
dred fields this season to piove its practicabil
ity and superiority. Another important fea
ture in its favor is the trifling cost in compari
son with wire then when we take mto consid
eration the advantage in threshing, it i8 all in
tavor of the cord system. Stock may eat of
it and it will not like the wire prick through
their stomachs and destroy them.
ROBERT BATY'3 ARTIFICIAL LIMBS AT THE FAIR.
One of the- very worthy and interesting ex
hibits in the annex building at the fair last
week was a case of artificial limbs and instru
ments used in their manufacture and in
suigery. The display was by llobert Baty, 107
Wisconsin street, Milwaukee," Wis. There were
orthopedic and surgical instruments of delicate
and complicated construction, manufactured
to order tor the treatment and cure of all de
formaties, elevations for shortened limbs, ap
paratus for hip diseases, weak knees, spinal
curvatures, ladies' and gentlemen's shoulder
biaccs, hard rubber, spring and elastic trusses,
abdominal supporters and Oelts, elastic stock
ings, suspensories, etc. In addition there were to
be seen surgical elastic hosiery for the relief of
varicose veins, weak, swollen or ulcerated
limbs corpulency, abdominal weakness and
tumors, and. in fact, a thousand useful articles
required in surgical practice. The artificial
limbs manufactured by Mr. Baty are certainly
remarkable pieces of mechanical skill. Should
we lose a limb our first movement would be to
send for one of Mr. Baty's artificial ones to
just fill the bill of tho original.
BOSTON ONE PRICE CLOTHING STOREBLUE
As usual, the "Boston One Price Clothing
Store," 43 East Third street, St. Paul, took
away a whole batch of blue ribbons on their
exhibit at the fair. Th proprietors, however,
got no more than they served for the fine
display they made, and the magnificant niche
it filled in the exhibition. This house has be
come well known all over the State for its uni
formity of prices, the excellent quality of its
goods, their cheapness, and, finally, the stylish
make-ups of the variou* suits. Fe similar
houses in the same length of time have built
up a trade, and established the wide-spread
popularity that this one has. I is a good
show of itself to look through the splendid
stock at this house and note the quality, styles,
great variety and low prices. I is, indeed, all
its name implies, a "one price store," ever to
be depended upon. Persons visitiug this house
will find we have not overdrawn the picture.
MANNHEIMER RROS.MORE BLUE RIBBONS.
As we expected, their very fine display at tb.3
fair took a very large share of blue ribbons. I
goods as in everything else real merit will tell.
Although their exhibit in Mercantile hall was
rich and elaborate in all its details, yet was
it but a fair representation of the great house
in the city. I would be impossible in a brief
newspaper article give but a faint idea even
of the exhibit, let alone the large stock from
cover the ground and em-
whence it came,
body what we wish to say,
proper to state that this
stock of goods embraces everything usually
found in a largs and well selected wholesale
and retail stock of drv goods. The large aud
elegant apartments devoted to this heavy stock
are located at No. 7 East Third street, St. Paul,
waere Mannheimer Bros, may be found sur
tounded by a throng of customers, and direct
ing the movements of a large force of employes.
three days. The gentlemen who are to take' Star seed store of St. Paul. I occupied almost
part in the contest number some fifty. They
will leave for the hunting ground at 7:30 Mon
day morning. The following are the entries of
NURSERY STAKES, (UNDER 1 2 MONTHS.)
B. Beaupre. St. Paul, Nellie.
R. P. Morgan, Richmond, Ind., Prairie Bell.
Geo. Waddington, Geneva, Iowa, Lily White
PUPPY STAKES (UNDER 1 8 MONTHS.)
D. C. Sanborn, Baltimore, Jennie.
D. C. Sanborn, Baltimore, Strathroy.
D. C. Sanborn, Baltimore, Dan.
Geo. Waddington, Geneva, Iowa, Clipper.
Geo. Waddington, Geneva, Iowa, Maggie May.
S. B. Fleck, Cedar Rapids, Blue Grass.
J. S. Jones, Marshalltown, Queen of the West.
ALL AGED STAKES.
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SPLENDID DISPLAY MADE BY TH E NOETH STAB SEED
VOL. 1. ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1878. NUMBER 237.
Prominent among the fine exhibits in the
agricultural building at the fair, was that
grand collection of the vegetable products of
Minnesota, exhibited by Hollister, Castle &
Co., seed farmers, and proprietors of the North
one-fourth of the entire floor space of the
building. To describe the marvelous growth
of very many of these products would subject
the author to severe criticism before the world
as to his veracity. The varieties were large
and everything was the best of its kind. There
were seventeen varieties of Minnesota grown
girien peas, 115 varieties of culinary vege
tables, wonderful corn, cabbage, cucumbers,
tomatoes, thirty varieties of beautiful gladiolus
exhibited in Floral halland hundreds of
others. This fine exhibit of course took the
blue ribbon on the largest and best display of
seeds, and also on many special entries.
WHAT ENTERPRISE WILL ACCOMPLISH.
The firm of Granger & Hodge, proprietors of
the Minnesota Coffee and Spice mills, and job
bers of teas, ground coffees, spices, baking
powders and other goods, have established a
trade that extends over six or eight of the great
States and territories of the Northwest, and
have built up a trade second to no similar
house in all that wide domain. In the first
place it is the oldest house of the kind in the
Northwest. Established in 1867, it has steadily
grown in the confidence of the people, and it
has steadily pushed an ever-increasing trade
from the narrow confines of a local circle to the
farther bounds of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska,
Dakota, Montana, and Manitoba in the British
possessions. Their displays at the fair were
large and universally admired. All in all it
was the finest display of the kind ever put
up in the State. There may have been more
gaudy displays, but the quality, quantity and
variety is what is claimed for the exhibits. I
was not arranged tor ornament, but for the
supreme excellence of the goods 6hown. The
beet advertisement a business house can have
is a good word from its customers everywhere
and we know whereof we speak when we say
such is the fact of the house
ot Granger & Hodge, of St. Paul.
GOTZIAN & CO. WIN.
Among the most deserving and meritorious
awards made was that of first premium to the
enterprising firm of Gotzian & Co. for the best
workmanship and quality of material in
boots and shoes manuiacfured in the State.
Any oneeven not an exptr.who saw the fii.e
exhibit made by this firm of their own made
gootta, would appreciate the justness of the
award. And no one who had been over their
extensive and elaborately fitted factory and
seen the wonderful machinery for every kind
of work, would expect any other than that
they would be the successful competitors.
Gotzian & Co. also were awarded the first
premium for the largest and best assortment of
eastern made boots and shoes most suitable
for the western trade.
A CLEAN SWEEP.
Among the men who have aided in making
St. Paul the great business centre it is, no one
is entitled to more credit than the furni
niturefirm of Stees Bros., John A. and Wash
ington M. Desiring to invite competition
from all quarters, the firm made a large exhibit
at the fair, with what success is shown in the
following, a copy of the official award:
S T. PAU L, Minn., ept. 7, 1878.Mr. K. C.
Judr.on, secretaryDear sir: We have awarded
to Stees Bros., of St. Paul, Minn., first premium
of silver medal on chamber suit, consisting of
one bedstead, one bureau, and one washstand.
First premium of silver medal on best parlor
suit of one sofa, one gent's easy chair, one
lady's easy chair, and four side chairs.
First premium on best office desk and best
book case, best sideboard, best mattress. Also
first premium for most elegant display of
furniture. Respectfully yours,
W. L. WILSON, [seal.]
L. M. BonniNGTON, [seal.J
Committee on Awards.
Baloum Peaceably Occupied by the Rus-
siansA Turkish Envoy and Mi Suite
Massacred in AlbaniaFighting in Bos-
nia "With Victory for the Austrians
Candidates for the Bulgarian Throne
Franco-American Commercial Meeting-
Vario us Other Matte rs of Interest.
Sr. PETERSBURG, Sept. 7.The Russians oc
cupied Batoum Friday morning. The entry
was perfectly peaceable. Dervish Pasha is ar
ranging for the embarkation of the few re
maining Turkish battalions.
A TURKISH ENVOY MASSACRED.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Sept. 7.Mehemet Ali
Pasha, who was sent to pacify Albania, was
mobbed at Yacina, sixty-seven miles northeast
of Scutari. fled the place and took refuge
in a shed, but was pursued by the Albanians,
who called upon him to organize in attack
against the Austrians. refused and was,
with .tweuty members of his suite, massacred.
The Porte intends shortly to dispatch an em
bassy to Afghanistan.
Gen. Szapary telegraphs that he defeated the
Insurgents Thursday. They dispersed in vari
ous directions, the main body taking the direc
tion of Tuzla. The Austrians now hold the
road between Granciana, Trebulk and Maglai,
and are fortifying their positions. The Aus
trian loss in this engagement was sixty-five
killed and 377 wounded or missing. Gen.
Zach telegraphs that two of the most impor
tant outworks of Bipacs have been captured
after obstinate fighting, but the positions be
fore his left wing are still in possession of the
VIENNA, Sept. 6.Fighting was renewed
Thursday at Dobaj. The combatants
are estimated at 22,000.
BUCHAREST, Sept. 7.The rinderpest is rapid
ly spreading throughout Roumania, and the
authorities neglect taking precautions to pre
vent its spread.
WANT A THRONE.
BUCHAREST, Sept. 7.Prince Haraergevichi
the pretender to the Servian throne, and Gen
Ignatieff, are mentioned as possible candidates
for the Bulgarian throne.
NEW FRENCH IDEAS.
PARIS, Sept. 7.To meet the wishes of
several chambers of commerce, the French and
American delegates to the conference on the
commercial treaty, will hold public meetings
at Macon, Lyons, 8t. Elynne, Tynus, Mont
pelier, Avignon and Marseilles. The first meet
ing will be held at Macon to-day.
The cotton spinners of Northern France have
resolved not to work by gas light in order to
lessen the accumulation of stock.
LONDON, Sept. 7.The Times says the silver
market has fallen into a very weak condition.
There were no transactions, so 52d per ounce
continues nominally quoted.
The Manchester *G,tirdia says the move
ment for curtailing production* has become
considerable. Scarcely any description of cloth
yarn can be shipped at current rate* witho ut
loss. 'o- -I
THE SAFFRON GHOUL.
A'O ABATEMENT OF THE YELLOW
Over a Hundred Deaths in Memphis Yes-
terdayThe Mortality at New Orleans,
Canton, Vicksburg and Other Places on
Hie Increase A Scarcity of Nurses, Doc
tors and Supplies at All PointsWhat is
Being Done for the Suflering by the
Benevolent at the NorthA Merchant's
Experiences on the River from New
NEW ORLEANS AT NOON.
N EW ORLEANS, Sept 7.-New cases 232, deaths
77. Among the deaths to-day was Willis
Woolf, telegrapher, aged 21, a native of Ala
NEW ORLEANS AT EVENING.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 7.The deaths include
thirty minors, sixteen being under 7 years of
age. Among the deaths are Charles Gallagher,
Jr., and Rev. W. N. Wilson, D. pastor of
Coliseum Place Baptist church. From noon to
6 p. M. eighteen deaths were reported to the
board of health. The steamboat City of Alton
left this evening with Dr. Samuel Walker, Wm.
Weber, druggist, and fourteen female and
seven male nurses for Greenville. At the Pea
body Subsistence association the news received
from different parts of the country is very fa
vorable. From all sides communications arrive
tendering services and offering contributions of
supplies in answer to letters addressed by the
Howards. I a few days large supplies are ex
pected, and the association will be enabled to
increase its answers to the demands for assist
ance an supplies. The association has con
cluded to open another bureau at the corner of
Lafayette and Commerce streets.
NEW ORLEANS Y. M. C. A.
The following explains itself:
N EW ORLEANS, Sept. 7.To the friends of the
sick and destitute of New Orleans: In the
Washington dispatches to-day, we find a card
from Representatives Gibonand Ellis, intended
to explain the working of the three leading
beneficiary organizations for the relief of the
destitute sick from yellow fever through the
Howard Association, the Peabody Subsistance
association, the Y. M. C. A., in which our associa
tion is said to be engaged in looking up cases of
sickness and destitution, and reporting them
to the Howard and Peabody Associations for
relief. The facts are these: On the 20th of
August our association resolved itself into a
relief committee to help and administer to the
sick and destitute from yellow fever. On the
22d we opened, and from that time have taken
charge of, and cared for entirely, over 800 cases
of yellow fever, without regard to race, color
or nationality furnishing physicians, who have
generously volunteered, nnrses, medicine, food
and money when needed. Our working force of
visitors to the sick is full and efficiently organ
ized. We are in full sympathy and cordially ope
rate with tha Howard and Peabody Associations,
but we are an independent and responsible or
ganization for the d.spensing of goods com
mitted to our hands. We have thus far done
our work efficiently, economically and faithful
ly and shall continue to do it. Our resources
are limitednot at all in proportion to the
work imposed on us by the sickness and desti
tution that we are called upon to relieve and
which is daily occurring. We ask the fullest
recognition throughout the country as an effec
tive channel through which the benevolence of
the charitable can be dispensed. (Signed) Wm.
T. Hardie, president Y. M. C. A., W. C. Ray
mond, treasurer relief committee.
We cordially endorse the foregoing: E Pills
bury, mayor, J. C. Morris, president National
bank, J. Woods, general agent St. Louis and
Mo. Anchor line, E A. Palfrey, president Fac
tors' and Traders' Insurance company, A. Lnria,
cashier of Louisiana National bank. A. Bald
win, president of New Orleans National bank,
Chas. L. Dupey, cashier of State National bank,
J. S. Day, president of Su Mutual Insurance
company, H. V. Ogden, secretary of the Cres
cent Mutual Insurance company, Thos. Sef ton,
vice president of the Home Insurance compa
ny, G. W. Nott, secretary of the Merchants
Mutual Insurance company, Jas. Mitchell,
cashier of the Mutual National bank, Mil Mus
son, president of the New Orleans Insurance
association, L. B. Cain, president of the
Germania National bank, and Thos.
F. Bragg, secretary of the Hibernian Insurance
CANTON AT NOON.
CANTON, Miss., Sept 7.Twelve cases and
three deaths in the last twenty-four hours.
Weather cloudy and prospects very gloomy.
Refugees are taking the fever in the surround
ing country eleven cases in one house seven
miles east of here. We have 500 here. Thou
sands on the corporate limits of the town and
over 1,000 in the town and suburbs are under i
our care. (Signed) ROBERT POWELL, Mayor.
MEMPHIS AT NOON.
MEMPHIS, Sept. 7.The fever continu es un
abated and many active workers among the
sick are being stricken down. A. J. Wheeler,
secretary of the Masonic relief board, is dying.
Four nurses in the employ of the board have
died and four others are sick. B. Cook, ar
chitect, and Dr. Saunders, are down with
the fever. Rev. C. C. Parsons, rector of Grace
Episcopal church, died last night also Mrs.
Ann Philmont and Frank Gates' son, Samuel
W.. Gates. Miss Mollie Gates is down with the
fever. The physicians and nurses from Wash
ington reported for duty to the Howard asso
ciation this morning. There is a pressing need
for experienced nurses $10 per day have been
vainly offered for nurses and many sick lie in
their rooms without proper attention, owing to
the inability of the relief associations to sup
ply many calls for nurses. Although there are
many negroes in the city, few can be persuaded
to wait upon or even approach a sick person,
while a majority of those offering as nurses for
the big pay offered are inefficient. Fifty-four
deaths are reported up to noon to-day, and 103
for the twenty-four hours ending at noon.
MEMPHIS LAST NIGHT.
MEMPHI S, Tenn., Sept. 7.Our city is reduced
to a desperate strait. I seems utterly impos
sible to secure men enough to bury the dead
promptly and to burn the infected clothing
and disinfect the premises. The mayor has
been down several days, and there is but one
officer of the city government on his feet, while
the board of health on account of the sickness
of its members is unable to get a quorum to
gether. Prominent members of the Howard
association to-day called upon Major William
Willis to take the bead of affairs in the city,
which he refused to do, but pledged the sup
port of himself and the citizens' relief commit
tee to tl*J acting mayor in a'l measures for
the public good. County* undertaker Walsh
was arrested to-day for refusing to pay extra
wages to men who ran the dead carts and which
extra compensation was ordered by the citizen's
relief committee, and which committee agreed
to pay all. After a short detention he was re
leased. Hon. Casey Young has taken in hand
the job of thoroughly fumigating the city by
means of burning turpentine and brimstone.
Chief McFadden. of the fire department, will
place his force on duty, keeping up
bondfires all the while. As soon as the
artillery sent for arrives, the concussion
test will be applied. Contributions of articles
needed in carrying out this plan will be received
by Col. Young. Si physicians reported 123
new cases for the day to the board'of health and
the undertakers ninety-five yellow fever inter
ments. Among the deaths are A. J. Wheeler,
secretary of the Masonic Relief board, A. O.
Shultz. W. T. Powell, Alex. Cummins. Samuel
Tighe, B. Fuller, of the Appeal typographical
corps, Jus. Cruikshanks, of the Avalanche, and
Dr." Williams, a volunteer physician from
Woodburn, Kentucky. Among the new
cases are Mr. Hargrave. assistant super
intendent of the Howard infirmary, W.
Rogster, Jr.. George Dickenson, W.
McDonald, Capt. Haley, P. Connell,
A. W. McClay, of the Herald, and
Sisters Catherine, Thiela and Constance. S. A.
Taylor, chairman the board of relief of the
Indianapolis order of mutual aid, sends the fol
lowing: "Our funds are nearly exhausted. We
have forty sick, seven deaths. I God's name
send us aid."
LITTLE BOCK NOTES.
LITT LE ROCK, Sept. 7.A light rain is falling
to-night. The health of the city is reported
never better. The Howard association sent
over $2,000 to Memphis for relief of the yellow
fever sufferers. Fie ci cr & Holz t( lay shipped
sixty bales of new cotton to New York, the first
shipment of the season. The stoppage of trains
on the Iron Mountain railway between Belmont
and Bismarck by the St. Louis board
of health, is heartily approved here.
NO FEVER AT BLOUNT SPRINGS.
NASHVILLE, Sept. 7.Reports of yellow fever
at Blount Springs, Ala., are without founda
tion. A resident physician states that there is
i ot a single case of fever, nor any disease,
troubling it this season.
CINCINNATI, O., Sept. 7.Owing to exagger
ated reports sent out by irresponsible parties of
the presence of yellow fever in this city our_
business men and others are in receipt of nu
merous inquiries as to theadvisibility of visit
ing the city at the present time, whether our
quarantine regulations would prevent any per
son entering the city from infected districts,
etc. In reply to these inquiries it is proper to
state that the city is as healthy and free from
epidemic as it ever was. The general health of
the city is extraordinarily good. There is no
yellow fever here except an occasional case
among the refugees who bring the disease in
their systems, and every such case has been
given in these dispatches. No certificate from
any person as to where he may have come from
is required by the quarantine officers, for when
the persons are examined it is only for the pur
pose of ancertaining if they have an infectious
disease at the time.
A TRIP TO NEW OBLEAN3 AND BACS.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 7.A prominent business
man who has just returned from a trip to New
Orleans, describes the situation South as sor
rowful in the extreme. On the trip down at
Arkansas City, the boat wa* not allowed to
coal or land. Men stood on the banks with
guns in hand threatening to shoot if the at
tempt was made. At Memphis, which was
reacned as evening was approaching, a most
depressing scene was presented. Ne a dog,
not a mule, not a negro, could be seen. The
houses didn't seem to be inhabited from no
chimney could be seen smoke ascending.
Every place seemed deserted. V'cksburg was
almost as dead as Memphis. Terror reigned
all along the Mississippi. If the boat had
freight for any town it was taken on to New
Orlems, the inhabitants refusing to receive it.
At New Orleans things looked uch better.
Men were at work on the levee aud business
houses were open, but little or no business was
transacted. The return trip was made by
rail. At Grenada not a white man was
visible, only a le negroes, At Holly Springs
about 200 came on board. Yellow fever had
broken out the night before. The scenes at
the depot were heartrendingwives leaving
husbands, and mothers leaving sons, bidding
them farewell, perhaps forever. At one place
a mother with three children got on the train.
Her husband had died half an hour previous,
and before death had made hrr promise to
leave on the next train to save the lives of her
self and children. She left her husband un
coffined, unburied. The Howard associaiion
is accomplishing great good.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 7.Appeal for nnrses
continue to pour into the office of the Howard
association, but they are not to be had. Some
relief organizations are paying their nurses $10
per day, and still can't get enough to care for
all the sick. J. Harver Matks, editor of the
Ledger, and George Smiler were taken down
to-night. Dr. Meed, of Kentucky, a volunteer
physician, died at the infirmary to-night.
Very Rev. M. Reardon, V. G., St. Patrick's
church, is convalescent.
BETTER THAN NONE.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7.Several members of
the yellow fever fund committee asserted that
their action in declining to allow theatrical
performances to take place under the auspices
of the committee has been misinterpreted.
The position the committee took was that it
did not wish to take the care or responsibility
of tickets lo entertainments. I anybody
is disposed to unite in the good work by giving
theatrical entertainments, the committee will
be thankful, but it was not deemed
prudent to interfere in the matter
of entertainments. Rose Eytenge received
a telegram from the secretary to the New York
yellow fever committee saying: "As the Phil-
adelDhia committee are unwilling to accept
contributions for the benefit of yellow fever
sufferers, from play people, and them to us,
and we will most cheerfully disburse them for
such charity in accordance with your instruc
MEMPHL8 LAST NIGHT.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., S,ept. 7.A. Langstaff,
president of the nvard association, states to
one and all most emphatically that no more
unacclimated physicians or nurses from the
North are wanted. Their presence here are
only additional fuel to the flames. I is a mat
ter of a few days only ere they are taken sick,
and this increases the labor of those who are
striving to stamp out the plague. The number
of sick is hourly increased.* The Howards to
night have 1,100 nurses on duty, 300 of whom,
perhaps, have had no food for 24
hours, owing to inability to take or 6end them
food. The situation is becoming desperate.
Thousands of negroas are still in the city, kept
here by free rations. A meeting of prominent
citizens will be held to-morrow. I is probable
a committee of safety will be formed to take
charge of the city and adopt measures, if neces
sary, to drive people out of the city by force
who cannot be induced to go by consideration
for their personal safety. Dr. Nultal was
taken sick to-night.
HOL LY SPRINGS. Sept. 7.The following is
the death roll to-day: S. Crump, James
Walker. Dr. Charles Binner, Samuel Binner,
Major R. L. Watson, W. Glassy, Jas. Nutalls.
New cases: Clem Reed, W. J. Merett, Mrs.
Glassy, Mrs. Abernethy, George Wing, Mrs.
Blank, Mrs. Auerbach, Miss Fannie Darcy,
Charles Schneider, A. A. Armstrong. Arrived
to-day: Dr. Suger, of New Orleans, and
thirteen nurses and one impounder.
Dr. A. Scheldon and Druggist
Barnes, of Mobile, can't get away. Club doc
tors R. W. Swearenger and T. Manning, of
Texas, and three nurses from Memphis. All
doctors and nurses from a distance are well. We
now have an express agent and postmaster, and
we are thoroughly organized. I seems that
Holly Springs has a multitude of warm and
noble friends. Our gratitude is unbounded,
and our prayers sincere for their welfare.
(signed W. J. L. HOLLAND.
S T. LOUIS, Sept. 7.Tho merchant's exchange
Mpw^-w'ftWfffc* raH'* Me
fund now reaches 20,000, and collections from
other sources amount to about 15,000. Bishop
Ryan to-day sent Major Overstolz $48 being
an addition to the $1,000 check sent him a few
days ago, the whole being one-half of the
collections taken up in the Catholic churches
of this city last Sunday. The other half has
beensent to the Catholic bishop at Memphis to
be distributed' through the clergy to Catholio
societies attending to the sick of that desolated
Eight sisters of St. Mary left thia evening for
Canton, Miss., and three for Memphis. This
makes twenty female nurses who have gone
from here as nurses. Two priests of thiB
diocese also volunteered their services. The
steamer City of Vicksburg arrived at quaran
tine from the lower river about 1 o'clock thia
morning, and three cases of sickness taken
from her were placed in hospital, among them
Billy Maxwell, steward of the boat. Th
Vicksburg had about eighty passengers, who
were brought to the city to-night by the quar
antine steamer, and required to leave town by
the ni^ht trains. About sixty of them went
North. Two deaths occurred on the Vicksburg
on the way up, one of them, Maj. Burn, of
Greenville, Miss. The Peabody Subsistence
association of this city is fully organized, and
have got to work. Contributions of provisions,
clothing and all sorts of supplies are com
ing in rapidly, and the association promises to
be of great service to needy and destitute in,
the fever section districts.
N EW ORLEANS, Sept. 7.Seven Wise Me of
New Orleans appeals for aid to their brethren
in other States. Contributions may be ad
dressed to R. King"Cutler,grand arch, or W.W.
Harris. Tue president of the non
union printers' reliei association ap
peals to non-union printers for aid.
The Peabody association issued 1,379
GRENADA. Sept. 7.J. G. Fountain, Herald
correspondent, and A. Ball railroad agent,
were stricken to-day. Since the last report
there has been eight deaths and four new cases.
The malignity of ihe fever surpasses anything
in the previous experience of the oldest phy
sicians. Very few escape who are attacked.
Grenada is no longer a city it is a morgue.
DEATHS AT NEW ORLEANS.
Thirty-three deaths up to 12 o'clock. Wm.
S. Harrison, secretary of the Howard associa
tion, died to-day. Capt. McGrady, of tho
steamer Jas. Spangler, and R. C. Benson are
among the prominent steamboat men. Twenty
charitable organizations appointed a commit
mittee to draft resolutions to-day. This com
mittee reported to a full committee of all soci
eties, and their report on the distribution of
supplies was adopted, and an executive
committee to be styled the Ne
Orleans central relief committee, to be
composed of seven persons, viz: J. M. V. nder
liff, president Howard association. W. T.
Hardie, president Y. M. C. A., Dr. Daumang,
St. Vincent de Paul, Wm. Wright, Grand Army
of the Republic, F. Richardson, relief commit
tee of the Army of Tennessee, W. G. Brown,
president Mutual Relief association, H. Dol
honde, president of the Peabody association,
was appointed, and this committee is now in
session and will adopt rules, select a chairman,
make and keep a full record of
distributions of these and such other supplies
as the government may send, and I will fur
nish volunteer labor to perform the work. I
%m of opinion that under this arrangement the
supply will be honestly distributed for tho
benefit of yellow fever sufferers, and that tho
President's plan meets with general
approval, except that of a few
candidates for Congress now at a safe distance
from this city. Every precaution will be
taken to protect the government interests.
(Signed) GEO. L. SMITH,
Collector of Customs.
The following reply to the foregoing was re
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.To George
Smith, collector of customs, New Orleans:
The arrangements for the distribution of sup
plies seem eminently proper and judicious, and
are satisfactory to me.
(Signed,) GEO. W. MCCREARY,
Secretary of War.
FORT SCOTT, Ks., Sept. 7.The Masons do
nated $125 for the yellow fever sufferers and
the grand master has ordered the grand lodge
of Kansas to donate $500.
CAIRO, Sept. 7.An entertainment here last
night under the auspices of the Knights of the
Mystic Krew for the benefit of yellow fever
sufferers netted 8255. Hickman, Ky., reports
this afternoon three new cases and two deaths.
None reported here.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.One thousand dollars
was realized by the tournament here yesterday,
which has been equally divided between Mem
phis, Grenada and New Orleans. The secretary
of war to-day issued orders to forward 200
blankets for the 200 children in St. Vincent's
orphan asylum, New Orleans, to-day, forty of
whom are sick with yellow fever.
RALEIGH, N. Sept. 7.Ladies of ten whito
church congregations here, Methodist, Catholic,
Presbyterian. Hebrew, Episcopal and Baptist
held a brilliant festival at the capitol grounds
last evening. A fee of ten cents was exacted
from all who entered the grounds. Total re
ceipts $650, which, with $150 previously col
lected, was forwarded for relief of the yellow
fever sufferers to-day.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 7.The citizens' relief
committee of Sacramento to-day telegraphed
$667.50 to the Governor of Louisiana, the same
to the Governor of Mississippi, and $415 to the
Governor of Tennessee, to be distributed by
them for the benefit of the yellow fever suf
N EW YORK, Sept. 7.Contributions for the
sufferers from yellow fever continues generous.
The fire department of this city has sent $1,722
to Ne Orleans. The International Young
Men's Christian association committee to-day
appealed to the 736 associations in the United
States to collect and send money to the plague
ERI E, Pa., Sept. 7.An entertainment given
by the Knights of Honor, this city, netted
$500, which goes to the relief of tho yellow
CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 6.Subscriptions for
yellow fever sufferers amount to $5,000 up to
MEADVTLLE, Pa., 8ept. 7.Contributions for
the benefit of the sufferers amount to $3,000,
and moie to come.
PORTLAND, Oregon, 8 pt. 7.The citizens'
committee to-day canvassed for funds in aid of
he yellow fever sufferers. I a few hours
$4,000 was obtained.
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 7.The employes of
the Wiseonsiu State Journal raised 50 for the
benefit of the yellow fever sufferers in Mem
phis this afternoon. Arrangements have been
made to put up contribution boxes in hotels,
restaurants and on the fair grounds during the
pi ogress of the Wisconsin State fair, which is
held in this city next week. To-morrow spe
cial collections will betaken up in the Catholic
churches. Freemassns, churches and State
employes in the city have thus far sent $950.
CAIRO. Sept. 7.At Martin. Tenn., there have
been a dozen cases of fever, which caused some
alarm. Dr. Debbri'l pronounces it remittent
fever without any symptoms of yellow fever.
The employes of HolUdajkBros., this city, con
tributed $100 for the benefit of sufterers. Th
fever fund, divided between Vicksburg, Green
ville and Port Gibson, was forwarded by tele
grapH. Total contributions here in cash and
supplies to date about $3,000. N fever here
anu tne excitemenr over. Its appearance at
Hickman has nearly subsided.
Vic SBua-}, Sept. 7.Wt-ather fair, very
warm thermometer 95 degrees. Fever con
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