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EXCITING TIMES f\ THE FRONTIER.
Wothinjr New from the Spotted Tail and
Ked Cloud RecalcitrantsThornburjr's
Chage of the lleeinp Cheyenne*The
Red Devils Closely Pursued and Break
ing Up into bmiH Bands.
Telegrams and other news pHbhshed in the
GLOBE has acquainted its readers with the fact
that the Sioux Indians of the Red Cloud and
Spotted Tail agencies had abandoned their res
ervations, and that the Cheyennes were on the
war path in K*ums ana Nebraska. Yesterday
a GLOBE lepoiter viRitcd^epartment head,
quarters in this city, in the hopes of obtaining
further information, but owing to the restric
tions placed upon the officers charge by Gen.
Sheridan forbidding tho giving out of news,
he was unable to obtain much of interest In
the conversation that ensued however, the re
porter was given to understand that no news of
a startling character had been received As
had ilreidy been stat the Indians of Red
Cloud and Spotted Tail agtnnea fwd left the
reserves Naturally thin proceeding creates
nnc asiness on the frontier but such a disposi
tion of troops has bpr, r~ 3 it i a believed,
as will prevent any serious outbreak
In the meantime ho\ ever telegrams this morn
ing show that a band oi Arapahoes ha\e broken
l^ose and arc icpoitcd a, headed for the new
Red Cloud agency, hile the jebellious Chey
enn also seem to be endeavoring to make
their wa\ to the same point Col Thornburg.
is however pressing these Indians closely In
the meantime all vigilance with the troops at
command 1 being e^ereist d, with the expec
tation of restoring the dissatisfied bands to
obedience before the emeute reaches the pro
portions of a general outbre ik.
TH4, INDIAN SITIMTIOV
LSpecial Telegram to the Globe 1
CHICAGO Oct 6An Omana special to the
Tribune saj Dr Graff of this city, who has
just returned from Camp Prown, Wyoming
says at last fifteen of the Arapahoes have lett
their icen ation in that vicinity in twos, threes
and fours within the last two or three weeks,
and have gone in the direction of the Black
Hills iifly Cheyennes hive also di appealed
in the same way from the same Territory It
is thou 'ht that these Arapahoes and Cheyennes
are gone to join the band now on its way
north The Arapihoes aie fieice and deter
mined wamors It is generally believel by
well posted Western men th it we are on the
eve ot a general Indim v,ar, notwithstanding
lb is 1 ite in the si ason
At ast ace unts 11 ornburg's command was
still following the Cheymnes who passed Ogil
lalla Th mburg is not an Indian fighter hiv
ing veiy itrtntly en tiansleried to acti/e
si rvice at hia own nquestfiom the paymaster's
depaitment and fe irs are entertained if he
oveitakes the Indians hewillbe badly whipped,
and if he is not careful will be drawn into an
anibusc ide pt nick tun is a1
10 or 12 urs bihindlhornbiug It is repott
ed here this evening that eouners came to feid
ney this afternoon with news that lhornburg
had coir Ued 2o(J Clicjennts and was on his way
back But little tilth, however is put in the
THE CHFVENNE WAK
[Special Telegram to the Globe 1
OGALLALIA Neb Oct .The soldiers who ai
rived from Col Thornbiugh's camp at 6 P. M,
report Thoin burgh close to the Indians and ex
pecting an engagomf nt with them eveiy mut
ute The Inrii ns had scouts out all dnec-
tioiiB atjempting to lead the command off the
trail of the main body, which the^ succeeded
in doing Thornbuigh, however, took the trail
again atter the loss ot tw or three hours, and
has probably overtaken the Indians by this
time Cipt Mauck comm rad Btarted about
9 clock yesterday morning, and carriers who
overtook him fiom this place with dis
paches reported him crossing the North
Platte at 1 o'clock It was Capt
Mauck's intention to overtake Maj Thornbur(,h
to day by marohiug ill last night Lieutenant
Davis, who left heie I nday night at 7 o'cloi
bj matching all night, overtook lhornbur^h's
command yes-terday morning on the north Bide
ot the Noith Platte river Col Ihornbuigh is
marching umucumbeied with wagons, having
sent his wagons, with the exception of two
li^ht ambul imes back to this point from
where they will return to Sidney to morrow
Capt Mauck obtained from these wagons sub
sistence enough to last till Col. Ihornburgh
was oveit iken
Col idjj who left Fort Leavenworth some
days since to take up the Indian trail, was ex
pected to pass through here to-day on his waj
to join Col Thornburgh vvhich will give him
foice enough to wipe out this band of hostiles
whom thev aie folio vm^j up
Rumors are in circulation of a small band of
Indians passing north to west and east of this
point Thej cannot bo tiaced to any reliable
source It is reported heie a band ot Indians
weie committing depieaations, killing men and
women at Indiauola Neb about sixty -five
miles south ot the Union Pacific on Wednes
day but the geneial supposition is that the
party is the same which passed hen yesterday
as they weie known to be on tho Republican
river about that time
Beports continue to come from Beaver and
Sapta creeks of depredations ot Indians They
neither spare women or children, but aftei
outiaging the women biutally mutilate their
[Western Associated Press
CAMP ROBUSSON Neb Oci 6 About 5 30
this evening a soldier couner arrived from
Carnp Sheridan with telegraphic dispatches
He stated th it when neanng DeadHor-e creek,
about twenty five miles from this post, a little
aftirnoon he met some cattle men who ex
citedly informed him the Indians had crosbed
the Sheridan load 1 mile distant an hour pie
vions Having come to tho point where the
Indian-* weie baid to have crossed he distinctly
saw their trul This point has been repeat
edly mentioned by seveial well-known
frontiersmen siding this vicinity as the
most likely point the stile would pass The
courier also states that the cattlemen informed
him the Indians had a laige herd of ponies with
them and were traveling rapidly the direc
tion of Red Cloud's new location on White
Clay This mav not he the mam body of Chey
ennes, but we hive veiy little doubt it ia their
OGALLALLA, Neb Oct. 6 Four stockmen
who went from here as guides with Col Thorn
burg returned this evening They report
Thornburg still after the Indians. When they
left his command at 4 yesterday they had
travelled twenty miles without water and no
signs ot reaching any for twenty-five miles
fuither The Indians made duectly west then
turned south towards the Platte river abandon
horses every tew miles, leaving them with
pack saddles on the back, being too closely
pursued to take time to unsaddle.
Anothei cornier irrived at Big Stone this
evening with dispatches from Thornburg, say
ing that the Indi ins bad scattered all over the
country and were abandoning ponies every few
miles. Also reports his ov\ stock very tired,
bandomng some on the way
WASHINGTON, Oct. 71 A Indications for
the lake gion, upper Mississippi and lower
issouri valleys southeast to southwest winds,
falling baiometer warmei, partly cloudy
weather and numerous rams, followed the
Northwest by rising barometer and cooler
1101 therly winds. Camion iry signals are ordered,
for southerly winds at Alpena, Mackinaw City
Grand Haven and Section 3 Milwaukee and
Section 1 and Escanaba.
Championship of tho Mississippi.
ST LOUIS. Oct. 6 A four oared shell race
for the championship of the Mississippi river
was rowed here late this afternoon, between
the Modocs of St. Louis, Westerns, and Missis
sipi crews, and won by the.first named.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
A Negro Fiend Lynched in TennesseeAnd
a "White Brute that Ought to Be, in Ohio
Fires and Other Mishaps.
STABBED AT MASS.
NEW YOBK, Oct 6.The worshippers at 8
o'clock mass this morning in St Francis'
church, West Sixteenth street, were startled by
seeing a man approach a woman in one of the
centre pews and plunge a large knife into her
body without a moment's warning. The would
be assassin then fled from the church, fellowed
by about a hundred of the congregation. He
was at length arrested. The woman was mean
time taken to the hospital, and found
to be suffering from a severe and
deep cut in the abdomen Her
name is Mary Logan, laundress of the Hoff
man House The prisoner's name is John Car
penter, age 33, living at the corner of Grand
and Clinton streets Carpenter, who has been
separated from his wife for some time went to
church with this aiir, knowing her to be an at
tendant, intending to kill her there, but b.eing
half drunk mistook Miss Logan for her, and
plunged the knife into her.
DISASTBOTJS STEEPLE CHASE.
MONTBEAL, Oct 6 In the steeple chase yes
terday, Dr. Murcall, of Ottawa, was thrown
from his horse and killed Mr Penniston had an
arm broken and McLaughlin a wrist fractured.
FIRE AT POET HUBON
DETBQwpeet. A fire at Port Huron early
this morning destroyed Fowler's livery stable
and part of its contents and one horse. The
flames spread to McCormick's harness shop ad
joining which was partly burned Loss estimat
ed at $2,000, no insurance
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 A Colorado man named
Stone yesterday killed his wife with a razor,
and made a savage attack upon a sister-in-law
with the same weapon She lies in a danger
ous condition. Stone was arrested.
NASdvnxE Tenn Oct. 6 A Franklin
special to the Ame) ican says John Thomas,
colored, was caught and lynched to-day for the
rape of a 5 year old daughter of James G.
Shumonk He confessed his guilt.
LITTLE GIRL OUTRAGED.
COLUMBUS, 0 Oct 6 A special from New
ark to the Staff Jom nal states that a little girl,
11 years old daughter of Mr BateB, was out
raged this afternoon by a man named Burch
Moor The child had been sent by her mother
io a neighbor on an unfrequented road, and
when pinnug a thicket was seized by Moor and
the act consummated He was arrested shortly
afterward and identified by the girl The peo
ple are greatly excited and lynching is threat
BOLLLNG MILLS BURNED.
PAPERSON, N Oct 6 The Passaic rolling
mills burned last night Loss $50,000, in
sured. Three firemen were severely burned.
Four hundred and fifty men are thrown out of
PABKHILL Ont Oct 6\ fare this morning
destroyed McNeill's stationery store, postoffice,
Mclnnis' giocery store and dwelling, Mrs Dav
idson's millinery store, Fletcher's confection
ary, McCannon's shoes Dixon's, dry goods,
Benham jewelry store, Read's butcher shop
and the Montreul telegraph office. Loss, $50,000,
insurance light Incendiary.
Indications of a Rupture Between the
Trunk Line Railroids and Linnloyes-
Jla aitli Charged Upon Managements
Meeting at BuffaloMysterious Disap
pearances of Recalcitrant Union Men.
[Special Telegram to the Globe
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.There are indications of
another serious misunderstanding between the
trunk lines and their employ es unless wages
are soon advanced. When the general reduc
tion went into effect over a year ago the office
of the roads promised to restore the old wages
as soon as the business of the lines would war
lant an increase The employes claim that the
increased carrying trade created by the nun e
ment of the iall crops eastward justifies the
The men propose, if possible, to bring about
the desired end at once To this end a meeting
has been caUed for Oct. 10, in Buffalo A vet
eran engineer the Erie yard said yesterday
that the Buffalo convention would probably
creite trouble on the roads mentioned in the
ell, the Erie, Lake Shore Harlem, Hudson
Biver and New York Central
MEMBERS OP THE BROTHERHOOD
were questioned, but they refused to talk.
They are bound under penalty of violent death
not to disclose the secrets of the union, and to
carry out the orders of leaders There have
Deen recalcitrants among them, and there Jhave
and mysterious disappearances too.
Said a railroad official yesterday I know two
instances where brakesmen, snppjsed to be
taitrful to the union have fallen trom mov
ing trains in the night, falling in such a
manner that they must have been helped off.
Soon atter the strike last summer a dozen
brakesmen on Western roads disappeared sud
HAVE NEVER BEEN HEARD OF.
It is in easy matter to push a man down be
tween the cars on a moving train No one sees
him fall. Of course it is sure death and no
questions asked. The Brakesmpn's union is
said to be very strong in the west Members
aie on nearly every railroad Ohio, Indiana
and Illinois There are only a few members
on the Erie road, of Hornellsville. The Union
has a strong membership on the New York Cen
tral road and on Lake Snore.
Railroad and Bank Suits in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6 Judge Dillon, of the
United States court, having further heard the
case of the Union Trust company of New York,
against the St Ln uis, Iron Mountain & South
ern railroad, entered a decree yesterday that
the equities of the case are with the complain
ant and that defendant is in default ot interest
on its consolidated mortgage bonds described
in the bill, which was due the fiist of April,
lb77, and that complainant is entitled to re
ceive the amount thereof He ak decreed
that it be referred to the master in chancery to
leport the amount of interest due on these
bonds to the time he files the teport in court,
and also as to who actually owns the coupons
on these bonds
The case ot the National Bank of Commerce
against the defunct State National bank ot the
State of Missouri, which was decided a day or
two ago in favor ot the plaintiffs, has been ap
pealed to the United States supreme court, the
receiver of the State bank having been made a
Movements of Ocean Steamships.
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.Arrived steamers De
vonia from Glasgow, Spain and Adriatic from
LONDON, Oct. 6.Steamships Pammerania
from Hamburg, Canada and Germama from
New York, Waldersian from Montreal arrived
Condon at Homo.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 6.Condon arrived here this
morning. The train was boarded at Cuimmns
ville by his mother, sisters and brothers, and
the greeting after twelve years' separation was
very affecting. He will have a public reception
Theodore Thomas and family reached this
city this morning.
A letter from Mrs. Lina Lee, daughtlrof
Mr. H. A. Whitney, of Columbus, dated at
Camp Supply, Indian Territory, stated that
Indian troubles were imminent, arid that she
was the only white woman remaining at that
PATH OF PLAGUE.
MARKED BY STEADILY INCREASING
Raid of the Fell Fever into the Rural Dis-
trictsHorrible Story of Suffering:, Desti
tution and Inhumanity from Holly
SpringsAlarming: Increase of Mew Cases
at Memphis and Other PointsGeneral
Bcsume of the Situation.
[Special Telegram to the Globe
NEW ORLEA1.S, Oct 6 A responsible citizen
and an officer of a leading corporation here, just
from Holly Springs, says he left there in utter
disgust at the outrageous mismanagement.
Neai the entire community is sickone in
twenty survives the fever The relief commit
tee is in charge of th railway depot, express
and telegraph offices, and this body and a few
doctors daily feast upon delicacies and drink
champagne sent by the benevolent for the use
of the sick He says there is not a store open,
that burials are the only duties attended to
punetually, and that the sick are repeatedly
left for days without attention.
I Western Associated Press.!
WASHTAGTON, Oct. 6Surgeon General
Woodworth, of the Marine hospital service, to
day received a telegram from Holly Springs,
stating the total number of deaths at that
place from yellow fever to date was 235. The
total number of cases cannot accurately be re
ported. The sender, who is chairman of the
relief committee, says "Our situation is in
describable, and none would believe it unless
they saw for themselves I am the only citi
zen who has not had the fever and almost daily
the office has been swept of clerks, messengers
and other employes There is great destitu
tion among the people, and we are using every
means to prevent suffering. You have been
exceedingly kind to us, and 1 will here express
our deep and lasting gratitude
BATON ROUGE AND JACKSON.
TSpecial Telegram to the Globe
VICKSBURO, Oct. 6.A person bv special tram
thw morning from Bat Bouge and
Jackson, reports affairs in a very bad way at
both places. At Jackson the streets are de
serted but the fever was spreading rapidly. In
the Catholic congregation alone there were
forty five cases reported when the tram left.
How many more there were in the others there
was no way of finding out. Notwithstanding
the fever is so bad the authorities persistently
refuse to raise the quaiantine The mayor
telegraphed one ot the Howards here that they
didn't want help, but could take care of them
selves. However, they gladly accepted nurses,
for the mayor and otkers sent out on the train
this morning Another tram leaves in the
morning with more assistance. The action of
the Jackson authorities is thought very strange
of in this city.
MEMPHIS A2JD VICTNITV.
[Special Telegram to the Globe i
MEMPHIS, Tenn Oct 6 From the country
towns reports more discouraging than were re
ceived ten days ae,o come in, and the Howards
aie busy supplying the demand for nurses,
physicians and medicines Tne condition of
affairs at Brownn ell is said to be so 6erious
that President Langstaft went out there yester
day to attempt a remedy of the evils. "Casey
Young, with a compliment of nurses and sup
plies, went out o a special tram to relieve the
necessities of residents On the Memphis and
Charleston road 1 strict quarantine has been
established against Memphis and other points
by country towns, hoping by this means
to shut off the supply of material
[Western Associated Press.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 6 The Howard association
to-day sent nurses to Chattanooga, German
town.Tenn Hickman, Ky., andTuscumbia, Ala
Dr. Wm. Lowey of this city, died to day.
Also Paul Cella, Sr., Mattoon, Pat Scollan
and W. Ludlow, a volunteer from New York
city. The condition of N. T. Johnson book
keeper of A. Vacuro & Co., is considered criti
Among the new case reported are Lieutenant
Walter Varney, of the Bluff City Greys, at camp
Joe Williams Rev Antonie Linsella, pastor in
charge of St Joseph's Catholic church, and E
P. White, a volunteer physician from Detioit,
Dr. D. Bartholomew, of Nashville, Ohio,
who was convalescing, took a relapse.
Weather clear but cooler.
The board of health reports twenty-three
cases occurmg the city for the past twenov
four hours, ending at 6 o'clock to-night. Under
takers report twelve interments outside of the
MFMPHIS Oct 6 Fifteen physicians of the
Howard medical corps report fifty new cases.
Miss Kate P. was stricken to-night.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 6.Cloudy, threatening
ram. Report of the board of health for twenty
four hours enemg noon deaths, 59, new cases,
182, total cases, 10,485 deaths, 3,171.
The Catholic IMief association acknowledge
the receipt of munificent donation from Car
dinal McCloskey the shape of a check for
The Je^ infirmary and Hebrew Benevolent
association make the following appeal to Is
raelites of the United States We
have never obtained any funds from
home associations except by spe
cific mstruetions We have in contin
ual employment thirteen physicians, provided
for thirty orphans outside of the asvlum and
attend to and entirely support over 500 sufler
eis. We have not sufficient funds to carry us
thiough ten days The destitution is greater
than ever and will increase for a month longer.
We therefore appeal to the Israelites of our
country to aid us promptly in this unparal
leled calamity. Chas. Simon, acting president,
Ernest F. Florence, secretary.
In the following reports the deaths and new
cases are for the past twenty-four hours, unless
Bay St. LomsNine new cases and four
Morgan CityTwenty new cases to-day, over
Jackson, MissYellow fever epidemic here,
fifty new cases to date, nine deaths, all white.
OZYKANine new cases and ene death.
N EW ORLEANS, Oct 6.Reports of visiting
members of the relief committee indicate a
general increase of fever to-day.
Among the deaths at Bay St. Louis were Sis
ter Etine8 of ht. Joseph's convent, C. E.
Nudge, and Francis Estopa.
NEW ORLEANS Oct. 6 C. B. Bloodgood, of
Norfolk, Virginia died to day. John Stewart,
of the firm of Stewart & Co., and three children
of E Allyn manager of the Western Union
Tel graph offices, are among the new cases.
George T. Boons, with Crower & Jones, is con
valescing Applications for relief to the
Young Mens Christian Association, 87
CAIRO, 111., Oct. 6Most of the suspicions
cases have developed into yellow fever and the
change to cold weather has resulted unfavora
bly. Four deaths during the last twenty-four
hours. No new cases. Considerable excite
ment is apparent at this unexpected turn but
less alarm is manifested than on the first ap
pearance of th fever three weeks ago. Many
extravagant rumors have been circulated. The
total number now sick will not exceed ten.
HICKMAN, Ky, Oct. 6.Reports show ten new
cases and four deaths. Among the latter Ed.
W. Pollard, volunteer telegraph operator from
GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn., Oct. 6One new
case and one death heie to-day. At Lagrange,
Tenn the state of affairs is most distressing.
There are now under treatment about fifty I ^oxa
ST. PAUL, -MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1878.
great need at that point of money and provi
sions, as the stock on hand is about exhausted.
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 6.Dr. Vaudeman reports
the following deaths from yellow fever for the
past twenty-four hours- Oscar Gleason and
Henry Scheneir, both white. Nine new case* of
colored persons. Weather cooler with brisk
Pom HTTSON, Oct. 6.Fever increasing alarm
ingly in the country. New cases reported at
the following plantations R. S. Patten's, G. W
Humphrey's, Healy's, Bertson's, Lischer's,
Spratt's, Dorsey's, Wm. Moore's, Bndwell's,
Bnrhngton, Parker's, Idlewild, Dan. Hum
phrey's J. Humphrey's, DesprootX Baldwin's
upper place, Jeffrey's, McArthnr's, near Shiloh,
Brandywine neighborhood, Ford's, McKay's,
Collm, Sam Humphry's Park place, and Wm
Hughes'. Part Gibson furnishes nearly all the
supplies of ice, medicines, physicians, and
nurses for these places. Total deaths to date
in the country, fifty-one. Among the recent
deaths recorded are Hon. W. H. Martin, Alice
and Willie Desparoon a child of D. B. Hum
phrey's Miss Pollie Burnett, daughter of Jno
SANGIPAHOO, Oct. 6 Two deaths, eight new
cases, including E. H. Russell, president of the
CANTON, Oct. 6.Eight new cases, three
VICKSBURO, Oct 6.Thermometer, 72 degrees,
slightly cloudy all day and to-night lteports
confirm Hue continued spread of fever through
out the county and at Delta. La. Three inter
ments to-day, only one of them from Vicks
SHEBODFAU, Oct. 6 Thirty new cases, one
deatha 5 year-old daughter of Gov. Nicholls
DONALDSONVILLE, Oct. 6.New cases, twenty,
.Shutting: Down on Hayes Making An
Further Exhibition of HimselfSenator
Thurman's Condi ion Alarmi ng to Hi
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
WASHTAGTON, Oct. 6.The President aston
ished the Maryland committee yesterday by de
clining an invitation to attend the agricultural
fair to be held at Hogerstown, Md The com
mittee had relied upon the President's presence
as a great attraction. This unusual course on
the part of the President, it is said, is the re
sult of the influence of some of his cabinet
people, who have been mortified to see the chief
executive catching rabidly at every invitation
to become the hero of a small country crowd.
The friends of Senator Thurman here have
received dispatches from Ohio which alarm
them as to his condition. The report is he is
threatened with paralysis, meipient symptoms
of which have appeared. He is known to have
been very much overworked during the cam
paign, his ambition for the Presidential nom
ination having induced him to undertake
more than his strength will warrant.
The Republican Congressional campaign com
mittee having declined to publish Secretary
Seb.urz'8 speech it is probable that the Massa
chusetts State Republican committee will un
dertake the work.
MBS. G*N. SHERMAX.
[Western Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 Mrs. Gen. Sherman re
turned her^ last evening from Atlantic City
quite recovered from herreeen- illness, bht
was accompanied by her daughter. The gen
eral is expe ted home to-morrow.
THE MAN ON HOUSEBACK.
Views of "Boss" Sheperd as to Hi Chances
for the Presidential Nomination in 1880.
[Special Telegram to the Globe I
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6.Ex-Gov. Sheperd, of
Washington, who has been here superintending
the departure of the yellow fever relief boat,
has been interviewed concerning Grant's
chances for the Presidency. The Boss says the
Grant movement is strongei West than East,
though there is a good deal of it over the coun
try. He knows Grant, if not seeking the
nomination, might be prevailed upon to accept
it it was the unanimous decree ot the Repub
lican party. The Republicans, said Sheperd,
believe Grant is a rallying point, that they have
been sold out by Hayes, and Grant is their only
salvation. I believe Grant will be the
unanimous choice of the Republican National
convention in 1880 Fully ninty-nine out ot
every 100 Republicans are disgusted with Hayes,
and those who indorse him and his policy are
like flies on a wheel No administration will
stand higher than Grants' when the accounts
are made and a sober judgment prevails.
Do you believe any Democrat will support
1 don't doubt it. Several Democratic Con
gressmen from the Noitnwest have told me that
they would support Grant if their party sold
out to the Gieenbackers. Grant would have
the support of a great many Democrats if the
issue was made between hard and soft money,
or say between Grant and Butler.
STATE FARM AND CROP NOT1.S.
Red Wing (Goodhue county) Advance,
Oct. 2: "Wheat 13 worth more in this city
Preston (Fillmore county) Republican,
Oct. 3 The barley crop of Minn sota is esti
mated at half a million bushels.
Morris (Stevens county) Tribune, Oct. 3
Wheat is beginning to move more freely
than heretofore. There is yet considerable
plowing to be done.
A letter from Perham says that wheat is
coming in lively, the receipts reaching from
3,000 to 4,000 bnshels daily. The greater
part of the threshing is done, but plowing
has not commenced, owing to the dry con
dition of the ground.
St. Chailes (Winona county) Umon, Oct.
2 Farmers who have their gram securely
stacked are in no hurry to thresh, owing
pditly to the extremely low price of wheat
and partly to the fact that early plowing
pays best the long run. We imagine that
about all the plowing will be completed dur
ing the month of October, except by a few
Monticello (Wright county) Times, Oct. 3
Some fields of sorghum have ocen killed by
the frost, and judging from appearances we
should say that the syrup manufac
tured fiom such cane will be
of an inferior quality, if not alto
gether worthless. Only a small
portion of the farmers have their threshing
done as yet, and we are of the opinion that
those who are so unfortunate as to have
stacks of mowed grain will find their loss by
this delay has been no small sum.
Le Snenr Sentinel, Oct. 3: The quantity
of molasses or syrup being manufactured
this county from sorghum and amber cane,
chiefly of the latter, is astonishing. In many
neighborhoods nearly every farmer has raised
from a quarter to an acre of cane, and the
yield of syrup this year ranges from 150 to
200 gallons per acre. In the neighborhood
o. the Sharon post-office there are fonr 01
five cane mills that have been at work for
about three weeks past grinding, recently
during the night as well as the day, and turn
ing ont from fifty one hundred gallons every
twenty-four hours and they have work for
several weeks to come. At Cleveland there
are three mills that have been running for
about three weeks, and we learn that the one
owned by Wm. Lancaster has been turning
out as high as 150 gallons of syrup in twenty-
cases, and the deaths to-day were six. There IB I of excellent quality.
Caused by the Afghan Affront-Troops
Moving to Offensive PositionsCabinet
Council to Consider the SituationMiscel
laneous Old World News.
LONDON, Oct. 6 A dispatch from Bombay
says the troops have been ordered to advance
from Deraghazikan, thus threatening Afghan
istan from a new point. I is reported dissen
sions have broken ont among the great Afghan-
em chief is also reported. The Ameer has
asked the tribal councils for assistance. I is
believed that tribes mustering 150,000 fighting
men have assented with other tribes, number
ing about 35,000 warriors, to remain neutral.
The Ameer has freed from prison his son
Yakoub Khan, who is a noted general. The
whole garrison of Peshagur is marching
against All Musjed. I is even reported to-night
that the place has been captured. The govern
ment will issue a proclamation announcing its
intention on Monday.
LONDON, Oct. 6.A dispatch from Berlin re
ports that Feld Marshal Count Yon Moltke has
tendered his resignati on The matter will be
decided when the emperor resumes control of
LONDON, Oct. 6.The Standard, commenting
on the cabinet meeting held Saturday, says it
seems likely a course will be adopted repre
senting a compromise between ext eme coun
sels and will consist of occupying and holding
the mountain passes, and possi ly advancing
to Candahr before Christmas, in order that the
army may be in readiness for further opera
tions, but with the hope that the Ameer in the
meantime may be compelled to submit.
The /Standard urges that even then, England
should not rest content with the Ameer's
apology, however abject, but should insist on
A Bombay dispatch says it was intended to
attack All Musjed on Monday An Afghanistan
army is proceeding to Kooruni. A dispatch
from Darjeelmg says 200 men of each regiment
at Peshagur, and the horse artillery
with forty-pounder batteries, have gone to
JamrootL It is reported fonr Afghan regi
ments with six guns advanced to the mouth of
Thukkhybe pass. Many white and sepoy regi
ments are hastening to the frontier. The com
missiart arrangements cause grave comphca
The Times, summarizing its Indian advices,
comes to the conclasioa, relative to the proba
hie course of onerations, similar to that in the
Standard's article It savs it is not considered
expedient to hazard an advance on Candahr at
present, unless an oppi rtunitv for a
coup de mam offers, which is most improb
BEBIJN, O t. 6.A dispatch from St. Peters
burg says if the Ameer is beaten and his tern
tory annexed by England Russia will ccupv
Mew and Ebalkh, in Southern Turkistan, near
the Afghan border.
on Imusjed requires confirmation. There is
great enthusiasm in the Indian army at the
prospect of active service,
istan chiefs. The death of a powerful south* Southern States, who are kept in a condition
VON MOLTKE RESIGNS.
ACCEPTS THE INEVITABLE.
VIENNA Oct 6 A correspondent says the
Porte is showing a disposition to recognize the
Austrian occupation of Bosnia and Herzego
vinia as an accomplished fact It IB officially
announced that the famous insurgent chief
tan of Bosnia, Hadja Lodga, has been taken
LONDON Oct. 6 A dispateh from Simla says
the Ameer has detained a native emissary from
the Viceroy till the 28th ef September to carry
an answer to the Viceroy's letters. It is report
ed that only two subordinate officials of the
Russian mission remain at Cabul I is be
lieved that the Ameer will repudiate the acts of
the eommandant of Ah Musjid, but his agree
ment to the British terms is improbable.
GENEROUS FBENCH MASONS.
PABTS, Oct 6 The Grand Orient, of France
Free Masons, have sent Minister Noyes 1,000
francs for the fever stricken sufferers of the
PESTH, Oct. 6 An imperial decree has been
published accepting the resignations of the
whole Hungarian ministry, but ordering them
to continue administration of affairs until the
appointment of their successors.
CESSION OP GREECE.
ROME, Oct. 6 The Courier of Italy reasserts
England has taken steps with some of the
great powers in the cession ot Greece.
PABIS, Oct 6 The Moniteut has reason to
believe Italy has made some official representa
tions with a view of obtaining the Porte's as
sent to an arrangement by which the Egyptian
administration becomes international, and that
all Mediterranean powerB will not aid France,
and England alone will have a share therein.
CABBYING OUT THETBEATY.
CITTANJE, Oct. 6 The town of Kalaschin
peacefullv surrendered to the Montenegrins
Friday, in aecordancewith the treaty of Berlin
LONDON, Oct. 6 Lord Chelmsford, formerly
lord chancellor of England, is dead.
A cabinet council was held Saturday. All
the ministers have since left town. It is be
lieved no further council will be held until the
ordinary meeting of the cabinet before the
lord mayor's banquet. THE AFGHAN EMEUTE.
BOMBAY, Oct. 6.The newspapers here an
nounce the Ehyberees have declared in favor of
the British. The report of an intended dash
WHEAT AND POMTICS.
Vote Down the Man Who is Robbing the
Great effort is made in certain interested
quarters to deaden the force of these charges
by attributing them to the politics of the
mover, Mr. Hodge3. Mr. Hoages acts with
the Democratic party, and therefore his
motive in moving this investigation must
have something in it sinister to the Repub
lican. It will strike an impartial observer
as somewhat singular that wherever a 1 mg
is sti uck this State, the managers of
the Republican party commence
immediately to cry out, "yoi're another."
Is that organization the father of all the
rings that plunder the people? We hope not
indeed we know it is not. Democrats in
dividually are no more and no lesB incor
ruptible than Republicans. Men of both
parties do bad things, and enter into unlaw
ful combinations by which they often trans
fer without a valuable consideration the
property of their neighbor from his pockets
to theirs. But there should be, and are
enough gsod men both parties to punish
these workers of evilif the old bug
bear, "injury to party," was ignored. In
deed, when the leaders of a party become
corrupt and venal, it is not only a patriotic
duty, but it is a party duty for all good men
to put them down. And to put them down
with the strong hand.
This question of frauds in the grading of
wheat has nothing to do with the politics of
the State, unless the frauds be brought home
to some candidate. So let this investigation
go on. If St. Paul men are guilty,
punish them if Minneapolis men
are guilty, punish them. If Mr.
Donnelly is defrauding his farmer friends by
buying their wheat at a false measure of val
ae,vote him down. If Mr. Washburn is a mem
ber of the Minneapolis Millers' association,
or interested it, and that association has
been defrauding farmers by taking their
_. whwt at a false standard, vote him down.
lne syrup tins year is generally "Let justice be done, though the heavens
I faJL" Strike the blow where it is deserved.
J., -rat ^m^-fj. n-^-,-^
Undoubted Testimony that free American
Negroea Have Been Run to Cuba, and
Are Now Held There in forced Servitude
on Sugar Plantation*.
$In the special telegraphic dispatches to
the Times published yesterday, appears the
statement that the state department has had
its attention celled to the fact that there are
free American negroes kidnapped from -the
of captivity and servitude on plantations in
the island of Cuba.
Fernado L. de Queralta, at present in the
United States, formerly of Cuba, and who
was an officer in the union army during the
rebellion in the United States, affirms an
affidavit, sworn to before a United States
commissioner for the Southern district of
Florida, that, when a colonel the liberal or
revolutionary army of Cuba, he found a
colored man not acquainted with the lan
guage, his native tongue being English. That
upon questioning him the colored man told
him that he had formerly been a slave on a
plantation called Fourney place, near New
"Orleans, La that he was Jaken to Cutia with
four others in 1866, and sent up the coun
try that since that time to the present he
and others have been working as slaves
ON SUOAB PLANTATIONS,
labor which they are compelled to undergo,
and for which they have never received any
Col. Queralta, whose character for veraci
ty is vouched for by no less authority than
Gen. Sherman, further says, under oath,
that at the plantation of a cer am Mr O'Cal
laghan, in Cuba, there are three native
American negroes, who could not speak the
language, and who admitted that they were
not native to Cuba, and the affiant adds that
he has every reason to believe that there
are numbers of free American ne
groes who have been kidnapped from South
ern plantations, and rushed through South
ern ports just before the close of the war,
and even since the war, and that these ne
groes have been sold into slavery Cuba, or
are chartered by cruel owners and overseers
as slaves on the plantations there.
Allhosorb. it seems almost incredible that
such atrocities o^ald hav been committed,
and that there are now hundreds of free
American negroes who have been forced
into an endless and painful captivity
Cuba, a country whose arbitrary and cruel
institutions are the very opposite of the in
stitutions of their own free land, sufficient
evidence has come to light, and has indeed
been gathered by Tones reporters this
very city to prove these assertions to be
facts, and has revealed the truth of at least
one wholesale kidnapping infamy of the
sort, to which the attention of the State de
partment was called some time since, but
with no effect.
In view of
THE STABTLING FACTS
disclosed by the story, the undoubted verac
ity and personal knowledge of the gentle
man who furnishes certain clues to the mat
ter, and the fact that the whole case in full,
with all incidentals bearing upon it, and
with explicit information as to where and
how to find the criminals and bring them to
punishment, was laid before the btate de
partment some time since, the apathy and
indifference of that department of the gov
ernment to the cruel outrage of
which it was thus informed can be attributed
only to sinister motives or private inter
est. In the opinion of those from whom
the Times obtained some of its information,
it was because the official at the head of the
State department has, like Seward of old,
shown a very favorable consideration to all
matters in which the Spanish interest was
involved, and further, because the lady who
owned the slaves of which the story treats
had, just about the time the matter was laid
before the State depaitment, married an army
official, and their friends possibly did not
wish to create an unpleasant notoriety
Whether such reasons amounted to any
thing or not no one can say, possibly not,
but certain it is that reliable parties, them
selves formeily in the government service,
and with every opportunity of knowing the
facts, did lay a case before
TBT STATE DEPABTMENT,
involving the fretnlom an life of no less
than at least 100 freed American negroes
condemned to captivity in Cuba through the
rapacity and cruely of a man who forcibly
shipped them through Galveston just before
the close of the war, and now is completely
ignored by the State department, although
the clues were given which would have res
cued the negroes, and would yet rescue them,
or the survivors and their children, and
bring their oppressors to the punishment
they so richly deserve.
The wife of the late illustrious
SENATOB STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS
was before her marriage to the "Little
Giant," a fascinating widow of North Caro
lina. At the time of her maniage to
llllmois' gifted son she owned a large prop
erty at the South, on which were 100 to 150
negroes. When the war broke out these
negroes were sent upon an unimproved
plantation near Greenville, Miss to work
on shares between their owner and the pro
prietor of the land, as was the common cus
tom at the time. The agreement was that
after two years' work the owner of the
negroes was to have half of the
cotton yield. The overseer of these
colored men was a selfish, cruel,
and, it is said, a grossly dishonest man, and
when the war had reached its climax, and
federal troops were raiding the stronghold
of the South, he reported to the Douglas
family that the negroes had died, fled, and
were all lost to the estate. So far from this
being the case, the fact was the man rail
roaded his unfortunate victims to Galveston,
then a rebel port, and forcibly kidnapping
them there, the negroes were put on board a
schooner and shipped to Cuba, where the
remainder of them now are.
After the war the Douglas heirs sued the
United States on a claim for $240,000 for
damages for the cotton alleged to have been
destroyed on the Greenville plantation. The
suit was tried, or at least commenced some
tune ago Washington, and the overseer
who had first plundered the iougla estate
of the negroes, as it is alleged, and who had
sold or chartered them into slavery in Cuba,
had the audacity to return to Washington,
AS* A WITNESS
for the Douglas claimants, and against the
United States, the case arising from the
Then it was that the government officers
employed in the case, and who had learned
of all the facts in Greenville and vicinity,
prepared a statement for the government and
laid it before the State department. The ar
rest of the man for kidnapping was emphat
ically urged, as through his agency and the
consular service the whereabouts of these
Iowa will elect mmor State officers and
Congressmen. The Democrats and Green
backers, who have combined on the State
ticket and 111 some of the Congressional dis
tricts, are hopeful of electing one or two
Congressmen. At the last election, 1877,
Gear. Republican, was chosen Governor
over Irish, Democrat, by 42,193 majority.
In this election the Greenback party cast
34,228 votes for their candidate for Governor,
Stnbb. The nominees for Tuesday's ele
tion are as follows*
BEORXTABY OF STATE.
E. M. Farnsworth. John A. T. Hap,
Joseph Eiboeck. Bnren B. Sherman.
M. L. Devhi. George W. Bemls.
BKGIBXXB OV LAND OFFICE.
M. Farrington. James K. Powers.
Joseph O. Knapp. jas. H. Bothrock.
John Gibbons. John McJunkln.
SUPREME OOTJBT CLKBK.
Alex. Bunyon. Edward J. Holmes.
8UPBK3CE OOtTBT BEPOBTKB.
John B. Elliott. John S. Bunneto.
Democratic Nat. Greenback. Bepublican
1. W. C. Hobbs. M. A. McCordl
2. W F. Brannau Jacob Guyer.
3. F. O'Donnell
L. H. Waller
B. Weaver. Weaver.
E Gillette. E H. Gillette.
Keatley Geo. C. Hicks.
W. H. Brown.
David R. Page
E. 8 Sampson.
C. 0. Carpenter.
The election is for mmor State officers,
ressmen, one-half the Senate and all
the Houses of a legislature, which will
choose a United States Senator for the full
term, and one for the term ending in 1879,
to nil the vacancy caused by the death of
Olivei P. Morton, now filled by W. Voor
hees by appointment of the Governor of the
State. In the last State election (1876) Will
iams, Democrat, was chosen Governor over
Harrison, Republican, by 5,084 majority.
The State is now represented in Congress
by four Democrats and nine Republicans.
This year the Republicans concede the State
to the Democrats. The Democrats claim
the State and a majority the legislature
and Congressional districts, the State by a
majority of 17,000 and the legislature with a
majority of six or seven The calculations
foi Congress are as follows* Ihe First dis
trict, Mr Garvin, Second district, Mr. Cobb,
Third district, Mr. Bicknell Fourth district,
Mr New, Sixth district, Mr Myers, Seventh
dibtrict, Mr De La Matyr, Twelfth district,
Mr Colerick. These are certain districts.
The Democrats also have strong hopes of the
Fifth district, Mr. Holman, Eighth district,
Mr. Hostetter, and the Ninth district, Mr.
McCabe. These are only ten out of the
thirteen Congressmen to be elected. The
following are the nominations for State offl
cers and Congressmen
Democratic. Nat Greenback. Bepublican.
BEGRETABT OF STATE.
Jno. G. Shemklin Henley James. Isaac S. Moore.
M. D. Manson. Jacob F. Bird. A. 0. Moore.
Wm. Fleming. Beuben P. Main. Geo. F. Harriott.
T. W. Woolen. Bobert Gregory. D. P. Baldwin.
SUPEBINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
James Stuart. John Young.
Democratic Nat. Greenback.
1. T. E Garvin. E. De Bruler
2. Thoa B. Ccbo.
3 A. Bicknell.
4. Jeptha D. New.Geo. W Gregg.
5. W. S. Holman. W. C. Jeffries.
6 W R. Myers. R. C. Riley.
7 De La Matyr.G. De La Matyr. John Hanna.
8 A Hostetter Henry A. White. MortonC.Huater
9 Le Roy Tern
pleton. Le Boy Templeton. Godlove 8 Orth.
10 Weir. George Brown. Wm Calkins
11. DykemanDavid MOBS. Calvin Cowgill.
12. W.G Colerick Studebaker. (No nomination)
13. John B. StolL Tonsly. John Baker.
3. John T. Mac-
Mahon. M. Nolan.
4. W. Marquis. W. A Hance.
5. Beuj. Lefevre. S. Johnston
6. W. D. HU1. W. C. Holgate.
7. Frank Hurd. Henry Eahlo.
8. E. Fiuley. O C. Brown.
unfortunate men could have been ascertained tasted, manufactured from the Chinese
and their freedom secured The case was
ignored, and has been ever since, and many
want to know why it has been.
Snow has fallen in AshlanA twice this sea
son, and last week snow teK. at points as far
south as Ph^hps, Q.pqptav**
B. M. Wellman.
Thos M. Browne
In Ohio the election is for minor State of
ficers and Congressmen. In the last guber
natorial election, in 1877, Bishop, Democrat,
was elected over West, Republican, by 22,520
majority. The State is now represented
the lower house of Congress by eight Demo
crats and twelve Republicans. The Cincin
nati Commercial (Republican) ventures on
the following forecast of the result in the
several Congressional districts next Tuesday
Sure RepublicanSecond, Fourth, Twelfth,
Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth and
Twentieth7. Sure DemocraticThird,
Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Fourteenth and Fif
teenth6 Probable RepublicanSeventh,
Ninth and Thirteenth3 Probable Demo-
craticTenth and Sixteenth2 Doubtful
First and Eleventh. The nominees of the
three parties are as follows:
Nat. Greenback. Republican.
SEOBETABY OF STATU.
Andrew Boy Milton Barnes.
Alex Hume Clinton A. White Wm. White.
MEMBEB BOABD PUBLIC WOBK8.
Bush Fields. John B. Fallis George Paul
Democratic. Nat. Greenback. Bepublican.
1 Milton Sayler. Millford Spohn. Butterworth.
Len. W. Goss. Geo W. Piatt. Thos. L. Young.
L. Converse. Chns Lewis.
10 1 hos. EwiDg.
11. H. L. Dickey. John Printy,
12. James Emmit.
14 G. Atherton. T. J. Magmnis. Isaac Morton.
15. W GeddeB. Geo. W. Pepper. G. A. Jones.
16. Aquila Wiley. A M. Hunter. Wm. McKinley,
17. Le is Miller. Lewis Miller.
18. D. T. Lawson. Geo E. Smith.
19. C. Hubbard. G.N.Tuttle
20. Jos. M. Poe. Gilbert Shove.
W. En-ckendall. Henry 8 Neal
N. Van Voorhes.
J. T. Lpdegraff.
In this State Congressmen and a legisla
ture will be chosen. The State is now rep.
resented in Congress by a solid Democratic
delegation, and will doubtless continue to be
so represented. All of the present members
of Congress ha*.e been renominated by the
Democrats. The tickets are as follows
Democratic. Nat. Greenback. Bepublican.
1. Benj. Wilson. James BasseU. John B. Hubbard.
2. B. Martin. J. A. Thompson. Frank A. Burr.
3. John E. Senna H. 8. Walker.
Mankato (Blue Earth county) Weekly
Union, Oct. 4: We have been shown a bot
tle of syrup, manufactured this fall by Seth
H. Eenney, Esq, of Mcrnstown, Rice
county, Minn., which eclipses in clearness
and delicacy of taste any article we have yet
amber cane. We are credibly informed that
Mr. Eenney has manufactured the present
fall 1,300 gallons of this syrup, and is illus
trating most successfully its capacities of
being converted intoeery grade of sugar,
from the common brown up to the finest
1 loaf sugar. A,*#*US**