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How it Robs the i'armer and Enriches
the Ring Shylock.
PROOF OF DAMNABLE SWINDLING
The Test of Grinding Wheat Into Flour
DEVELOPMENTS MOST STARTLING
Instances Where Farmers Made From
50 to 57 Cents Per Bushel by
Grinding Instead of Selling
to Washburn's Ring.
REPORTS OF THE "GLOBE" ENVOY
Which Ought to Satisfy Bill King's
Desire for Information.
[Special Correspondence of the Daily Globe.
DASSEL, Oct. 9, 1878.The farther up I
go, the greater appears to be the indignation
of the farmers oyer the villainies practiced
by the wheat ring. I have conversed wi.h at
least twenty tillers of the soil, and every man
is satisfied that he is being cheated out of
his just rights, but how he can't exactly un
derstand. The general opinion is, that the
fraud is in weighing the wheat in that little
ioker, the brass kettle, coupled with the fact
that the Millers' association at Minneapolis
is a party to the steal.
Thomas McGuire, of Waverly, farming a
short distance from Howard Lake, informs
me that the farmers in his neighborhood are
terribly aroused on the subject, and are hold
ing back their wheat, determined to know
why it is that No. 1 wheat is graded No. 2,
and No. 2 wheat is graded No. 3, and why
also they are obliged to lo3e fifteen cents on
"every bushel, because the weight of their
wheat falls one-quarter of a pound below the
standard established by the agents of the ele
vators and the Millers'^association at Minne
apolis? He is satisfied that the wrong exists
with the associated millers, and he says he
and his friends intend to give the thieves a
determined fight. Mr. McGuire is an intel
ligent gentleman, and gives me perfect lib
erty to use his name, as in fact have all the
other farmers whose names have been used
in my correspondence.
Charles Smilh is a large boned, weP-in
formed farmer residing at Albion. I met
him at the point where his wheat was being
inspected, and be was very outspoken in his
beliefas were half a dozen other farmers
who were with himthat every farmer was
oheated in both weighing and in grading
wheat. He had No. 1 grade, and had been
well received by the agent, but that did not
lessf his belief of a combination that exist
ed t-: rob the farmer of his just rights. He
was satisfied that the little jokerthe brass
kettleplayed an important part in the pro
gramme, and that a good deal of wheat grad
ed at No. 3 was sent into the elevator as No.
2, the combination making thereby 15 cents
on every bushel, and the farmer losing that
amount, so that upon a crop of 400 bushels
ty^Q would be realized, enough id make the
farmer comfortable through the winterif
the wheat king hadn't stolen it from him.
Charles Bean, opposite Howard Lake,
brought a load of wheat to market, but,
disgusted, both with the grading and the
weight, had it wheeled home again. Farm
ers are now talking of selling by the pound
that is, so much for 60 pounds, so much
for 59, 58, 57, 56, and so down. A very
general feeling of dissatisfaction exists, and
the feeling is growing more intense every
John Gibbin, of Waverly, measured a
bushel of ^heat on Fairbank's standard
scales, and it went sixty pounds to the
bushel. He carried it to the elevator and the
agent graded it as No. 3, just six pounds
less than the real weight, as No 3 ranks at
54 pounds, and No. 1 at 58. What made the
difference in the scales or what caused the
loss of them six pounds?
F. Frogner, of Herman, carried to the ele
vator thirty-six bushels of wheat, which was
graded as No. 3. He took the same thirty
six bushels to a mill, had it made into flour,"
and it netted him $20.50 more than he would
have received if he had sold it to the elevator
company and herein lieg the u.ilk in the
coooanut! The Millers' association reaps
the difference in the price which they getfor
their flour, made out of wheat graded as No.
3, which really makes a good flour as No. 2,
and, in some cases, as good as No. 1 hence
the policy of grading down, for just in pro
proportion as they do this, just in propor
tion do they make money.
A Cokato the feeling is almost universal,
showed alike by the merchants and by the
farmers, that the wheat ring is trying to
get the farmers by the throat, and they, the
farmers, ate determined it shall not be done.
Mr. A. Leming, well known in St. Paul, in
forms ma that the feeling here is quite in
tense on the subject. All classes express
the belief that there is not only cheating in
the gradh g, but in the weight, and the ex
citement is so great that the wheat trade
has been almost stopped at this point, parties
drawing the grain somewhere else, and other
parties would ship it in cars, if the cars
coold be procured. The blame is laid di
rectly at the door of the Millers' association
at Minneapolis, and unle3s something is done
to remedy the evil, widespread desolation
will follow. Of course people who know
that Mr. Washburn shares in the spoils of
the millers' ring are indignant at him, and
will not vote for him but a good many
don't know this fact. Make it plain to your
Jftoio Farmers are Swindled.
S. G. Anderson took to A. H. Reed & Co.'s
warehouse forty bushels of wheat, which the
tester decided was fourth grade. Mr. An
derson received 35 cents per bushel. His
load of wheat amounted to $14. He paid
ten cents per bushel for hauling, or $4,
which, deducted from the price paid for his
wheat, left him just $10. Mr. Anderson
went home, took forty bushels from the bin
_i'' -Wtft^iia, iiuii,iwMaiyiw
to the Hutchinson mill, and had it ground.
The forty bushels made 1",280 pounds of
flour which he sold to his neighbors at 2%
Cents per pound, or $32, besides the bran
and shorts, which was worth three
or four dollars more. This is simply
outrageous an outright swindle and unless
it can be remedied utter ruin awaits the
farming community. The producer will not
realize enough from the sale of his crop to
pay the expense of harvesting it, to say
nothing about interest on his investment,
cost of preparir^g the ground, seeding, etc.
We are informed by those who understand
the tricks of the trade, that the testers can
be handled as to reduce the grade from No.
2 to No. 4 every time. Farmers should in
sist on having their grain weighed in the old
fashioned way, on scales that they can know
for themselves are correct, or not sell at all.
(lnthe first of the above instances, if $20.50
is divided by 36 bushels it gives a profit of 57
cents per bushel more than the ring would pay.
In the second case, assuming that Mr. Ander
son obtained $14 for 40 bushels of wheat, he
realized $35 for it in flour, bran and shorts,
making a net gain of $21,or 50 cents per bushel
over ring prices.ED. GLOBE.]
A Rousing Meeting at Morris Last Even-
ingPeople Turned Away from the
HouseThe Wheat Ring and the Farmers.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MORRIS. Stevens Co., Oct. 10.The large hall
in this place was densely crowded this evening
to hear Hon. I. Donnelly. Among the audience
were a good many ladies. Many persons were
obliged to go away, and there was not an inch
of standing room in the hall. Mr. Donnelly's
excoriation of the wheat ring was grand, and
his remarks were loudly applauded. His clear
and convincing arguments on the greenback
question have set many honest Republicans to
thinking, and a revolution of feeling is rapidly
taking place in quarters little dreamed of by
well read politicians. The enthusiasm
wherever he goes is growing stronger, and judg
ing from what I see and hear he is gaining
friends all over the district. The farmers are
intensely indignant over the manner they are
being robbed. Many come to town with their
wh*a and take it back again. All point to the
Millers* association at Minneapolis as the cause
of the tronble. How does Washburn feel over
the ill-gott :n gains he niches from the poor
farmers' pockets Roll on the ball. It is gain
ing momentum. The people are coming to the
A Party of Railroad Conductors on Their
Way to St. Paul.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
MADISON, Oct. 10.Chas. G. Lewis, of Burke,
was nominated by the Republicans of the First
district of Dane county, to-day.
An excursion party of 125 railroad conduc
tors spent the afternoon and evening in this
city on their way to Sfc. Paul and Minneapolis.
They left for the West at 9 p. M., and will ar
rive in St. Paul at 7 or 8 o'clock tomorrow
morning, and will spend Saturday and Sunday
in Minneapolis and vicinity. On the return
they will stop over in Red Wing and Sparta,
and get to Milwaukee Tuesday noon, and Chi
cago that evening. The party travels per
special train of Pullman cars over the Chicago &
Northwestern railroad. They are the delegates
who were in attendance at the session of the
Conductors' Brotherhood, which adjourned in
Chicago yesterday evening.
CINCINNATI, O., Oct. 10.The annual meet
ing for the election for directors of fhe Ohio &
Mississippi railroad took place to-day. W. T.
McClintock and C. A. Beecher were re-elected,
and R. T. Cutting, Jr., of New York, was
elected vice Ashley. It was developed that a
majority of the New York stockholders would
act in accord with the Baltimore party, and
representatives of the Golt faction, after a
thorough review of the situation, coupled with
an investigation of the affairs of the comp-ny,
concluded to support the above ticket. The
general sentiment seemed to be that a plan for
the reorganization of the company should be
formulated as speedily as possible, and a com
mittee consisting Wm. Wainewright, chairman,
Robert Cutting and Henry M. Day,
of York, and W. Scarborough, of
Cincinnati, were appointed for the purpose, and
directed to report the same to the board as soon
as is practicable. Great opposition was de
veloped to the Springfield division, which, ever
since its acquisition, has entailed a heavy
burden upon the company. There seemed to
be a general disposition to unite upon any plan
for a settlement of the question which would
not overweigh the company. The opinion is
confidently expressed by the parties interested,
that some plan would be arranged which would
meet the views of all parties, and tedious and
costly litigatiou avoided, and the road restored
to the stockholders within a brief period re
lieved of all its difficulties.
SPBINGITELD, 111., Oct. 10.The executive
committee of the Illinois Bar association met
here to-day, Judge Anthony Thornton presid
ing. Hon. S. W. Moulton, Shelbyville C. A.
Roberts, Pekin J. B. Brad well, Chicago
Blanchard, Ottawa A. M. Knapp, Winchester
W. L. Gross and J. Mayo Palmer, Springfield,
were present. On motion of Judge Bradwell it
waB decided to hold the annual meeting in
Springfield two days, commencing January 8th
next. On motion, Hon. O. H, Brown
ing was invited to deliver the annual
address, and Hon. C. B. Lawrence was invited to
deliver an address upon the life, character and
public services of Judge Sidney Breeze. The
secretary and president were instructed to issue
a call requesting a meeting of members of the
bar at the court house in each county, on the
7th of December next, to choose delegates to
the State association. The committee on griev
ances appointed at the last meeting met and
organized by electing Wm. Fuller, of Clinton,
chairman, and A. O. Rendorflf, of Springfield,
secretary. There being no complaints before
them the committee adjourned to meet at call
The Postal Commission.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10.The postal committee
to-day discussed the following questions:
FirstAt the time of the original establish
ment of the postoffice department as a branch
of the government, were its operations intend
ed to include anything beyond the transporta
tion and delivery of correspondence and the
dissemination of public intelligence? Second
Since that time have any circumstances
arisen which would justify a departure from,
the principle referred to in the preceding ques
tion, or to extend the functions of the post
office beyond those limits? ThirdIs it in
accordance with sound public policy for the
postoffice department to assume or to be re
quired by law to undertake the functions of a
common carrier, and to enter into competition
with private individuals or corporations en
gaged in that vocation?
Tilden's Books. "S
DETBOIT, Oct. 10.The hearing of the order
in the McCloskey case was resumed this morn
ing before Judge Baxter. The respondent hav
ing decided to obey the order of the court to
return the books to Notary Maynard's office,
Marquette, inside of five days, the court would
instruct the notary to complete the deposition
and then return the books to Wetmore, not,
however, until he notifies the New York Mine
company of the intention of so doing, that
they may then resort to replevin and thus get
their books. The Harland case was adjourned
to-day until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
It is reported that Kuo, now Chinese minister
to England and France, is about to be replaced
by a young nobleman named Tzen Chi Ta, an
advanced liberal for his class. Lin, envoy to
Germany, will also return and be succeeded by
a charge d'affairs, Li Fans FAO.
A Bi Day at tiie Chicago .Jockey Club
TrackHopeful Beats Rams to Wagon
and Great Eastern to SaddleA !Lot of
Spirited Races in Varlods Parta of the
CHICAGO, Oct. 101:15 p. M.-^The Derby day
opens out most favorably, the weather except
ed. The sky is overcast with heavy clouds and
a shower is liable to blow up without a mo
ment's warning. A stiff breeze is blowing
from the southeast, and- will materially lessen
the speed in the great contest. There are from
8,000 to 9,000 people already on the ground and
a constant stream of carriages and footmen
through the main entrance. There is a
general inquiry as to the condition of the
three grj-sat horses to contend for the
$3,000 purse. Earus and Hopeful were out
jogging on the road this morning and showed
up well. Great Eastern is also reported in ex
cellent condition The pool-sellers have not
commenced work up to this hour, but many
heavy private bets have been made, with Hope
ful the favorite, in proportionHoDeful, 100
Rarus, 80 Great Eastern, 30. A well-posted
turf man gives it as his opinion that fully
$250,000 will rest on the result of the struggle
of these three fleet ones. Chicago sports are
investing largely, and heavy betters are present
from Canada and all the leading cities of the
1:30 p. M.Rarus, king of the turf, has just
made his appearance. As John Splan spins
him around the track with his sixty-four pound
wagon cheers greet him from the grand stand.
Splan gave him a good breather and then re
tired. The king showed up in good condition.
1:45 p. M.Pool selling starts in at a lively
rate. Big pots and lots of them will be the
In the 2:28 class yesterday the owner of Ed
win B, it is rumored, dropped from $4,000 to
$5,000 in the pool box, and a number of other
admirers of the same horse suffered almost as
severely. A Chicago politician, it is reported,
won over $5,000 on Oceana Chief and Derby.
A tour through the stables shows all the
horses in extellent condition. Turfmen com
plain that the track here is too hard that it
sores up their horses.
In the 2 :S4 class the general opinion among
stable men is that Russian Spy, the winner,
will not capture first money.
2 p. MThe first heat of the 2:34 class was
called at 1:30. Russian Spy won, Surprise
second, Roofer, Jr., third time, 2:36X.
2:30 a.Hopeful sells at $200 to $100 on
the field. The first heat of the great
race was called. Hopeful got the pole,
Rarus outside, Great Eastern second. The
horses were greeted with tremendous
cheers. They scored four times. When the
send-off was given Hopeful got the lead, closely
followed by Great Eastern down the home, Rarus
gaining and coming in second close to Hopeful,
breaking about fifty feet from the wire. Great
Eastern broke at the three-quarter pole. Hope
time: Quarter, 34)^ half mile, 1:08
ful' mile 2:17^ Rarus mile 2:18}^ Grea
Eastern, 2:19. The crowd is now estimated at
from 15,000 to 20,000, and great enthusiasm
3 P. M.In the 2:34 class, scoring for the
second heat in the pool box, Russian Spy
brings $20 to $5 on the field. It is now esti
mated that the number of spectators reached
,000 or 10,000. In the second heat, 2:34 class,
Russian Spy won, Surprise second, Sterling
third, Captain Sillock fourth, Charley fifth.
3:25 P. M.The second heat of the great event
was called with Hopeful a strong favorite. At
the word go Hopeful led, Rarus following
close on the Hack stretch, though Hopeful in
creased this distance. On the home run the
gap was lessened, Rarus coming close, but the
favorite came in about three lengths ahead.
Not the least chance of a fraud. Rarus tried
hard to win. TimeHopeful 34^, 1:08^,
2:17 Rarus' mile *ime was 2:18 Great Eastern
2:21. Rarus was going a 2:14 gait to sulky on
3:30 P.M.The view from the judges' stand
is magnificent, unprecedented in the turf his
tory of the west. It is estimated that fully
2,000 carriages are in the inclosure surrounded
by the track. It is now officially reported that
25,000 are present. Pool sellers have closed up
shop, no person manifesting any willingness to
bet against the two favoritesHopeful in the
big race and Russian Spy in the little one.
4:30 P. M.Third heat in the 2:34 class. Rus
sian- Spy won, Sterling second, Sellick third,
Roofer fourth. Time, 2:31.
4:27 p. M.Hopeful, Rarus and Great Eastern
just started on the third heat. Hopeful got a
big lead, followed closely by Rarus. It was
the finest race ever seen iu this country.
Hopeful won the third and last heat. Time,
.34, 1:07, 2:16 Rarus, 2:18 Great Eastern,
ST. LOUIS BACKS..
ST Louis, Oct. 10.To-day was observed as
the usual fair week holiday, and an immense
crowd of people visited the fair, 60,000 being
the lowest estimate of the number present.
The merchants' exchange and a number of
public offices were closed, and general business
was nearly suspended. Two races for consid
erable money were trotted in the arena of the
amphitheatre, the first for $750. six times
around the arena, Lou Fowred, by Spencer &
Bro., of Kentucky, took first money, $500
Charlie A, owned by W. F. Dickson, of St.
Louis, second money, 250. The second race
for $1,500, same distance, Lucille, owned by
R. C. Spote, of St. Louis, took first money,
$1,000 Woodford Mambrino, the same owner
second, $300 Barney Kelly third, $200.
JKEOME PAI.K BACES.
NEW YOBK, Oct. 10.At Jerome park to-day
the first race, a mile and one-eighth dash, was
won by Pique, Simoon second, Higgins third
The champagne stakes, three-quarters of a
mile, was won by Belinda, "Biardman second,
Mainspring third tim^, 1:18.
The grand national handicap sweepstakes,
two and one-quarter miles, was won by Lou
Lanier, Garrick second, General Phillips third
The mile heat race was an exciting struggle,
and finally taken by Balance All, Dan sec
ond, the rest out of the race after the second
heat. Time, 1:47 1:48 Dan won the
The steeple chase was won by Derby, Lizzie
second Disturbance fell, and Bay Rum
bolted time, 3:58.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10.Following ia the
summary of the free-for-all race at Belmont
KansasChief 1 2 2 1 1
Powers 2 1 2 2 2
Jersey Boy 4 3 3 3 3
Time, 2:24%, 2:24%, 2:25, 2:25, 2:27.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 10.Lexington trotting
races, third day, first race:
Aldine 1 1 2 1
Romance 2 2 1 2
AllieEast 3 3 dis.
Time, 2:29%, 2:30J, 2:29%, 2:32%.
Second race, half-mile heats, for yearlings:
Administrator Heiress 2 1 1
Supervisor 1 2 2
Evangeline 3 3 3
Time, 1:48%, 1:43%, 1:44%.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 10.Fourth day's
races. A light rain track good first race, the
candidate's Btakes for two-year-olds, dash of a
mile twenty-five entries four started. Just
before the race Bwigert substituted Trinidad
,3fpr Spendthrift, who had been named to Btart.
'\ti4nidad sold prime favorite, bringing $100 in
the pools to $44 for the rest. The race was
won by Reynolds & Co.'s Beatitude, Swigert's
Trinidad second, Mary Walton third, Tompkins'
Maggie. Thorpe fourth. Time, 1:47%. The
race was set by Mary Walton, Trinidad close
up. At the half-mile Walton dropped back,
and the contest was between Trinidad and
Beatitude to the eight pole, when Beatitude
came away and won handily by a length.
The second race, a selling race for an asso
ciation purse of $200, mile heats:
Clemmie 1 1
Bannaclath 3 2
Joe Rhodes .2 3
Time, 1:47%, 1:46%.
Third race, dash of a miie and a quarter, had
ST. PAUL, FRIDAY MOllNItfG, OCTOBER 11, 1878.
four starters. Waffleld sold the favorite o
the field three to one, and won easily* Charlie
Howard second, Milan third. Time, 2:13.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 10.Bergamot has
a walk-over for the two mile heats to-morrow.
Pools on the mile heats: King Faro, $120
Glenmote, $50 Esselahj $45 Col. Hull, $5.
Selling race,- mile and an eighths Blue Eyes,
$125 Clemmie G., $125 Bonnie Casca, #50
Bill Dillon, $45 Col Hall, $5.
MONTBEAL, Oct. 10.The cricket match be
tween the Australians and twenty-two Montre
alers commenced to-day. the latter going to bat
first and making ninety. For the Australians,
C. Bannermann and Murdock, when time was
called, had made eighty-six.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Another Mormon Murderer on Trial at Salt
LakeArrest of a St ige Robber at Dead-
woodThe Verdict in the Adelphi Boiier
ExplosionFires and Minor Casualties
ANOTHEB MOKSIAN MUBDEB.
SALT LAKE, Oct. 10.In the fall of 1857, at
the time Johnson's command was approaching
Salt Lake, six men called the Aiken party ar
rived in Utah from California, on their way
East. They were arrested near Ogden as spies.
Four of them were released by the Mormon au
thorities and put under ihe escort of Porter,
Rockwell, John Lot, John Murdered and Syl
vanus Collett, to be escorted out of the terri
tory. They were taken south as far as the
Sierre river, where two of them were mur
dered, and all of their animals taken. Two of
the party, who were only wounded, returned to
Nephi on foot after several dayB, during which
their wounds were dressed. These were
started north in alight wagon, but not far dis
tant the two surviving men were shot, their
bodies thrown into a spring from which they
were afterwards fished out. One of the escort
ing party, Sylvanus Collett, in now on trial at
Provo, for murder. So far as stated the evi
dence is conclusive, but no positive evidence
yet that the murder was committed by Collett.
The trial is Btill progressing.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10.A dispatch from Dallas,
Texas, says heavy robberies of money and
freight from the Texas Pacific and Houston &
Texas Central railroads have been detected,
and that many in high business and social
standing, including officers, conductors, agents
and citizens from St. Louis to Galveston, are
implicated, Arrests are expected to be made
to-day or to-morrow.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.The request of the
commissioner 'of internal reven ue at Little
Rock for troops to aid in destroying illicit dis
tilleries will be considered by the cabinet to
morrow. War department officials express the
opinion that it will be impossible to furnish
the aid asked for without violation of the
posse comitatus clause in the recent army ap
BOSTON, Oct. 10 Jas. Gilfeather, injured by
the Old Colony railroad accident on Tuesday
night, died to-day. The railroad commission
ers began an investigation with closed doors.
FIRE AT NEW YOBK.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10.Just after the ninety
employees of R. N. Myers' chair factory, 331
East Sixty-first street, had resumed work this
evening, David O'Keefe, an* errand boy, whis
pered to the foreman that the factory was on
fire. So successful was the precaution on the
part of the boy and speedy action of the fore
man that nearly every one of the hands was
safely out of the building before the cause of
the retreat was generally known. The factory
was soon burned to the ground, and the fire
extended to the tenement houses on First ave
nue, burning along the row to Sixty-second
street, and there igniting another block of ten
ements, all of which were totally or partially
destroyed. Loss, $80,000 insurance not yet
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 10.The house of John
Cinquest, about two miles south of io, on
the F. & P. M. railway, was burned last night.
The charred remains of Cinquest, his wife aud
child were found in the ruins. It is supposed
they were murdered and then the house fired.
A FAMILY FE0D.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 10.Information
reaches here of a terrible shooting affray at
Williamsburg, Lincoln county. Jack Green
was killed, and his father, Herman Green,
wounded. Whisky was the cause.
ST. LOUTS, Oct. 10.A Kassas City dispatch
says State Treasurer Elijah Gates was arrested
there on indictments found by a special grand
jury charging him with unlawfully
deriving benefits from deposits of public
money. Ex-Treasurer Jos. W. Mercer was also
arested on the same charge and for embezzle
ment. It is expected that the trial of these
gentlemen will reveal all the operations, finan
cial and political, of the alleged treasury ring.
Dispatches also mention the probable indict
ment of John F. Crisp, Democratic candidate
STAGE BOBBER ARBESTED.
DEADWOOD, D. T., Oct. 10.A man giving the
name of Gough, supposed to he the leader of
the gang of stage robbers who robbed the treas
ure coach on the 26th of last month, arrested
at Fort Thompson a few days ago, was brought
into Rapid City and lodged in jail thiB evening.
Search was made where the robbers had camped
near Pine Springs, and a bar of gold, bullion
and some retort valued at $11,0^0 was found.
Considerable cheap jewelry was found on
MURDERED FOB JEALOUSY.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10.Joseph Kolousky, a bar
tender by, occupation, shot and killed a servant
girl named Augusta Somans. about 8 o'clock
this evening, on Eighth street between Choteau
avenue and Hickory street. Jealousy is sup
posed to be the cause. The murderer gave him
MONTBEAL, Oct. 10.Application was made
to-day to change the venue of the district of
Bedford for the trial of the Orangemen, on the
ground that the prejudice in Montreal was BO
great they could not get a fair trial.
SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 10.A large area of sur
face over the Diamond mine of this city caved
in this morning, completely closing up many
chambers and passages, and causing damages
which will require many months to repair. Be
tween 300 and 400 men wili be thrown out of
WOrk. 'v .-vv,.-
LIGHT SHIP SUNK, v'^K?^^f
OTTAWA, Oct. 10.The Iron light ship, Lake
St. Louis, near the entrance of Lachine canal,
sunk during the storm yesterday.
THE ADELPHI DISASTER. M^ -y:^!:i
SOUTH NOBWALK, Conn., Oct. 10.The jury
in the Adelphi boiler explosion case found a
verdict that the victims of the disaster came to
their death by the explosion of a defective
steam boiler on board the Adelphi, o*ned by
the Columbia Steam Navigation company, and
we find that said steam boiler exploded because
of overwork and over pressure, the latter legal
ized by a United States statute and
increased after shiftless inspections and per
sistently used by the attendants in charge after
sufficient evidence of a dangerous defect. We
recommend to the appointing power the highest
degree of care in the appointment of inspect
ors, and recommend to the honorable secretary
of the treasury of the United States that the
steamboat inspections' service be thoroughly
inspected by a competent commission endowed
with proper power, and particularly free of all
political taint or bias. yjr
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10.Gen. D. D. Colton,
vice president of the Southern Pacific railroad,
and president of the Occidental & Oriental
steamship company, died last night after a
short illness. He leaves an immense estate.
SOME CESSATION OF THE YELLOW
FETES, AT THE SOUTH.
The Cities Show a Decrease of Mortality,
Though the Villages and Country Places
Show an IncreaseGreat Suffering and
Want, of Physicians and NursesPlenty
of Work Remaining for the Charitable.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 10.It has rained continually
since yesterday noon with no immediate pros
pects of clearing up. The special train which
left hefe yesterday morning in charge of Presi
ident Langstaff of the Howard association, ar
rived at Erin. Tenn., at midnight, and will re
turn to Memphis to-night. A similar train
leaves on the Charleston to-morrow and will go
as far east as Huntsville, Fla. The fever has
appeared at every station on the Louisville
railroad batween Memphis and Paris, exepting
Stanton and" Bell'p Station. Dr. R. F. Wood
ford, a volunteer physician from Virginia, was
stricken late last night. Also Miss Kate Plain
and^eorge Erskine. The steamers General
Rucker and Belle of St. Louis passed down last
evening. The latter left a barge laden with
freight for Memphis merchants.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 10.The board of health
officially reports twenty-two deaths from yel
low fever in the city for the past twenty-four
hours ending at 6 P. M. to-night. Undertakers
report seventeen additional deaths outside the
corporation line. Among those who died to
day are A. T. Dodd, the well known book
seller Jas. Breaton, Mr?. Mary Neil, Mrs. Robt.
Btitton, W. T. Williams, H. L. Palmer. Harris
Copen. The following telegrams were received
this evening from President Langstaff, at Mc
Kenzie's, Tenn.: Six genuine vellow fever
cases at Erin, Tenn. We send Drs. Summers
and Bibbs, of Nashville, to look after them.
W. H. Steed, railroad agent at Paris, died tarly
this morning. A physician and druggist have
been telegraphed for from Decatur, Ala. Dr.
G. A. Hanson, the well known dentist, and
member of the Howard association, was stricken
MEMPHIS, Oct. 10.Dr. H. Sauve will be sent
te-morrow to Decatur, Alabama. Eighteen
thousand rations were issued to-day to families
by the citizens' relief committee. Fourteen
physicians of the Howard medical corps report tians.
forty-five new cases. Lieut. Walter Harvey, of
the Bluff City Greys, died this afternoon at
Camp Joe Williams. At a meeting of the How
ard medical society last night, Dr. Easton
Young, of 8avannah, was elected first vice
president, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Dr. M. L. Keating, of New York
Dr. H. T. Lowey, of Cincinnati, was elected
second vice president.
NEW OBLEANP, Oct. 10.Board of health no
quorum. Dr. Choppin has called a meeting to
appoint a local commission to ascertain the
hour yellow fever originated this season in
New Orleans, and the peculiar characteristics of
the disease in the present epidemic. Dr. Austin
recommended Dr. C. B. White, an excellent
sanitarian and former president of the board of
health, as a member of the commission.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 10.New cases of fever,
E. Puch, Jr.-, 8. Flowers, both members of the
cotton exchange. ConvalescentsC. Stockmy
er, Jr., Alexander Dolshermer. The Peabody
association issued 12,409 rations to different
asylums and 54,300 on usual requisitions. Ap
plications for relief to the Young Men's Chris
tian association, 71 Howards, 219. Nurses
were sent to-day to Morgan City, McComb
City, Donaldsonville and Berwick City.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 10.Weather cloudy.
Deaths, 48 cases reported, 113. Total deaths,
3,351 total cases, 11,042.
POBT GIBSON AND VICINITY.
PORT GIBSON, Oct. 10.Since last report the
fever has continued spreading throughout the
country. In Rock Springs neighborhood many
cases and several deaths have occurred. Total
deaths in town and county. 200. Two deaths
in town in the past twenty-four hours, and
several new cases, mostly persons recently re
turned from the country. Among the latter
are Mrs. J. D. Veitler and Amos Burnett. On
many plantations great distress is reported.
The Howard's are doing their utmost to relieve
sufferers, furnishing physicians, medicines,
etc. Fever has appeared in Tenasaeu parish.
Linsley Evans died near Oakland college.
Cases are reported on Dr. Weatherly's place
near St. Joseph, La., unfavorable. Prospects are
CAIRO, 111., Oct. 10.The death of Geo. Hill,
reported last night on apparently good au
thority, is incorrect. He relapsed, but is im
proving. No new cases one death last night.
Weather damp mercury 68 degrees.
Brxoxi, Oct. 10.Twenty-nine hew cases and
one death for two days.
MCCOMB CITY, Oct. 10.Twenty-five or thirty
case of a severe type of,fever of a suspicious
character and three deaths.
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 10.Three deaths from
yellow fever in the last 24 hours and 24 new
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.Subscriptions to-day
to the 4 per cent, loan, $619,900.
POINT PLEASANT, Oct. 10.At Plague Mine
parish the fever is spreading 20 cases and 6
deaths to date. Convalescents are in want of
suitable nourishment. It is impossible to get
NATCHEZ, Oct. 10.Yellow fever is at Rivers
Landing, seven miles above this city, and at
Bullet's Bayou, eight miles below.
TERREAUX BOUFE, ST. BERNARD PARISH, La^,
Oct. 10.Fifteen cases of fever and great des
CAIRO, Oct. 10.Two new cases are reported
as suspicious since the noon report, one of
which has been sick three days without calling
a physician, The outlook is cheering, consid
ering the warm, damp weather.
GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn., Oct. 10.One death
and no new cases to-day.
BATON ROUGE, Oct. 10.New cases, forty-six
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 10.Col. J. L. Power,
grand treasurer, makes an appeal to the Odd
Fellows of the United States for further aid
for the yellow fever sufferers, to enable him to
respond to calls from Meridian, Jackson and
many smaller places, and the urgent appeal
from the. Odd Fellow's relief committee of
Vicksburg for the surrounding country.
CLINTON, La., Oct. 10.The following died
in the coantry and vicinity of Clinton: Rev.
John A. Reilley, Abraham Depues, Mrs. Heiron.
John S. Butler, George Marston and Mrs. Lucius
Dixon. New cases, four freedmen and three
whites at Depues', and one white at Marston's.
The fever is increasing. The Howards, of Clin
ton, have sent nurses and supplies to the
BAY ST. LOOTS, Oct. 10.Twenty-three cases:
ten deaths for the past three days. Things look
08YKA, Oct. 10.Three new cases and three
CANTON, Oct. 10.Seven new cases three
deaths. The fever is abating and milder in
town, but increasing in the country surround
VICKSBUBG, Oct. 10.Thermometer 84. Fever,
reports from the country continue discouraging.
Many new cases from all directions. Reports
from Delhi and Talluhah show an increased
number of new cases. Similar reports come
from Edwards and Bolton. At Edwards the
entire family of Dr. Williamson are down with
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10.At a meeting of the
board of managers of the commercial exchange,
resolutions were unanimously adopted calling
'upon the merchants of this city for further aid
for the yellow lever sufferers.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10.The failure of J. C.
Cameron & Co., lumber dealers of New York,
Towanda and Towas City, Mich., is announced,
and to-day John C. Cameron and Phillip Scrib
ner made a joint assignment to Wm. Lindsey
for the benefit of ci -editors. Cameron also filed
an additional assignment. Cameron was
the capitalist of several large
firms, was. senior
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of Cameron & Chase, of Rochester, and had
upwards of $185,000 invested in the lumber
business.. He owned 10.000 acres of land in
Michigan, two-thirds of which he traded for
property in Philadelphia, North Carolina and
Kentucky. He also owned property at Spuvten
Duyvilleand Kingsbrid.e, valued at $60,000
total, the estate being estimated two years ago
ACROSS THE POND.
Fighting Begnn in the Khvber Pass Be
tween Indian and Afghan TroopsWar
like indications in EuropeRussia Vio
lating the Berlin TreatyThe Antl-Soclal
ist Bill In GermanyA Budget of Chinese
and Japanese News.
FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN.
LONDON, Oct. 10.A Calcutta dispatch says it
is reported that forces from Peshawaur have
been ordered to attack Ali Musjid immediately,
and a body of infantry with a mountain bat
tery have entered Khyber pass. Heavy firing
has been heard at Pe*hawaur, but it is not
known whether a fight is going on between the
British and Afghans or Afghans and Khyberees.
It is rumored the Russians have occupied Tar
LONDON, Oct. 10.A correspondent at Simla
telegraphs that he is informed on what he be
lieves good authority that the Gen. Ro col
umn has passed Ali Musjid and is advancing on
Dakoji, which will be captured Thursday at
MADBTD, Oct. 10.A Spanish official has been
murdered nea Tetnan, Morocco, and Spain de
i THE LAST DITCH.
VraastNA, Oct. 10.The Prate states that sev
enty-one battalions of Turks and 12,000 Alba
nians are now at Novi Bazar. Osman Pasha
will be there soon in command of 150,000 men.
THE RUSSIAN RETREAT.
LONDON, Oct. 11.A dispatch from Vienna
states that Russia has informed the powers ef
the stoppage of the retreat of Russian troops,
and has invited them to join in energetic repre
sentations which Prince Lobaneff is instructed
to make in order to induce the Porte to take
prompt measures to stop outrages upon Chris-
TURKEY AND GREECE.
LONDON, Oct. 11.A dispatch from Constan
tinople says in both the Turkish and Greek
circles the idea is gaining ground that war is
inevitable. An influential Darty in the Turk
ish council, headed by Osman Pasha, even
holds that a purely defensive policy is impos
sible for purely military reasons. The
Central news agency has .a report that Rus
sian videttesare within fifteen miles of Constan
tinople. The British government is anxious
and resolved to immdiately demand an explana
tion. A Vienna dispatch says Russia is still urg
ing Roumania to concede a convention granting
the right of passage for Russian troops through
her territory for a minimum period of two
years. Count Andrassy has so far induced
Ronruelia to withold her consent. The Rus
sian army in Roumelia and Bulgaria still
amounts, contrary to treaty, .o 153,1)00 men.
THE SOCIALIST BILL.
BERLIN, Oct. 10.The reichstag to-day read
a second time the first paragraph of the so
cialist bill without modification. The center
and socialist parties voted against it.
LONDON, Oct. 11.A Berlin dispatch says the
agreement between Bismarck and the National
Liberals on the Socialist bill, has caused much
speculation. It is not improbable an impor
tant cabinet meeting will take place shortly.
It is certain negotiations between Bimnarck and
the National Liberal leaders have been resum
ed with better hopes of success than last year.
AID FOR THE SUFFERERS.
PARIS, Oct. 10.The municipality of Bor
deaux voted 2,000 francs for the relief of the
yellow fever sufferers of the United States.
VIENNA, Oct. 10.The Pelesse announces that
the Land Credit association has agreed to ad
vance $10,000,000 for The maintenance of the
Austrian army in Bosnia during November and
PARIS, Oct. 10.In a speech at Grenoble to
day Gambetta repelled as a calumny the asser
tion that the Republicans are hostile to relig
ion, which, however, he said must not be con
founded with Ultramontanism.
HE WANTS BENEVOLENT NEUTRALITY.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 10.The Qolox asserts
that the Ameer of Afghanistan counts at least
upon the benevolent neutrality of some of the
FIRE IN RUSSIA.
NEW YOBK, Oct. 10.A St. Petersburg dis
patch says twenty-three stone houses, thit ty
one wooden houses and seventy warehouses,
valued at 2.000,000 roubles, were burned in
Riazan near Moscow.
LONDON, Oct. 10.The champion stakes at
Newmarket were won by Jannette, Silvia
second, Kaleidoscope third.
BERLIN, Oct. 10. The National Gazette pub
lishes the following sensational news: An agi
tation has begun in Russia to compel the Czar
to abdicate. It is reported the czarowitch will
preside over the commission to draft a consti
LONDON, Oct. 10.A dispatch from Easanlik
states that the Ameer's grandson has gone to
Knrum with eight infantry and two cavalry
regiments. The garrison at Ali Musjid has
been reinforced by. ten regiments.
SAN FBANCTSOO, Oct. 10.The steamer Belgise
arrived at 12 M. with Hong Kong dates to Sept.
12th and Yokahama dates to 2nd. The diffi
culties between the foreign Christian missions
and native fanatics continue in the province of
Fa Kien. Churches and schools were burned
down by the rioters. Dangerous mobs have
occurred in the district of Chusan in conse
quence of oppressive taxation. Two hundred
thousand peasants threaten to rise at Nengpo.
The officials have only 50,000 troops in the
neighborhood. Several lives are already lost in
F. 8. Huffam, deputy registrar of the su
preme court, Hong Kong, absconded to the
Portuguese colony of Niaco with some $70,000,
officially in his bands for a time. His arrest IB
impossible owing to the absence of an extra
dition treaty between England and Portugal.
Special orders for his extradition were finally
tol-graphed from Lisbon, and the offender is
now on trial.
D. H. Bailey arrived at Shanghai to assume
the office of vice consul. Gen. Julius Stobel
returns to his own consulate at Kobe, Japan.
A proposal is urged to dispense with the Eng
lish garrison at Hong Kong, and replace it with
a choice regiment of picked men.
The annual budget of the minister of finance
for the fiscal year, July, 1878, to July, 1879,
was issued early this month. The estimated
revenue is little over $53,000,000 the estimated
expenditure precisely the same. The principal
expenditure is a reduction of the national debt,
now nearly $360,000,000 due at home and $13,-
000,000 due England. The great bulk- of the
domestic debt is on account of issuing bonds
last year for the permanent redemption of an
nual pensions to nobles and gentry. The
finance minister now proposes to undertake the
serious task of liquidation at the rate of $20.-
000,000 annually, o that if persevered in all
will be wiped off in twenty-eight ye'ira. The
financial outlook is regarded as favorable on
the whole if peace is maintained and internal
resources are developed. The emperor has
reached Hiigata, the northern limit of his tour,
and will presently turn southward, visiting the
ancient capital of Kioho, and returning to
partner Tokioin October.
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Two Republican Congressmen Defeated
in Iowa by Democrats and
VOORHEESALL RIGHTIN INDIANA
The Democrats Have a Majority of 8
on Joint Ballot over Republicans
ORTH SQUEEZES THROUGH.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10.The most reliable
reports from the Ninth Congressional district,
up to 1 o'clock confirms the election of Ortb,
Republican, by 2. majority,
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10.The following urn
the official majorities in the Ninth Congres
sional district: For Orth, Republican. Warren
county, 685 Benton, 16 Tippecanoe, 711. For
McCabe, Democrat, one, 15 Fountain, 254
Clinton, 785 Montgomery, 26. Orth's majority
in the district is 67. No change in the result
in the other districts from last night's report.
The Congressional delegation in the State is:
Democrats, 6 Republicans, 6 Nationals, I.
Corrected and official returns from the legis
lature giver the following result: Senate: Dem
crats, 25 Republicans, 24 Nationals, 1 House:
Democrats, 64 Republicans, 41 Nationals, 5.
Democratic majority on joint ballot, 8.
Dxs MOINES, Oct. 10.Returns from 54 coun
ties, which cast over half the vote of the State,
give a Republican majority, on State ticket, of
12,200 again of 2,380 on the gubernatorial
vote of last year. If this ratio of increase
continues it will give a Republican majori
ty of fully 18,000. The Republican Congress
men elected are: McCord, in the First district
Price, in the Second district Updegraff. in the
TUrd district Deering, in the Fourth district
Clark, in the Fifth district Sappin, in the
Eighth district Carpenter, in the Ninth dis
trict. The Greenbackers elected Weaver in the
8ixth by about 1,000 majority, and Gillette in
the Seventh by about 500 majority.
BURLINGTON, la., Oct. 10.The following
comparison is made with the vote for Governor
last year from figures received by the chair
man of the Republican State central commit
tee here: Four counties in the First Congres
sional district show 998 Republican gains two
counties in the Second district show a net Re
publican gain of 107 eight counties in the
Fourth district show a net Republican gain of
1,784 three counties in the Fifth
district show Republican gains of 1,742
six counties in the Sixth district aggregate
4,024 Republican gain five counties in the Sev
enth district, net Republican gain of 160 six
counties in the Eighth district, net Re
publican gain of 599. Recapitulation
forty-one counties show opposition gains aggre
gating 1,445. In twenty-nine counties the
Republican gains aggregate 12,033. Net Re
publican gains in forty-one counties, 10,588.
The same proportion of gains from the rer
maining counties will show a gain over last
year's vote of over 20,000 in the State.
JHck Thompson at fvttaburgh,
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10.Secretary Thompson
arrived here from Indiana this'morn ing/accom
panied by bis family. During the morning he
was called ni on by many prominent business
men and manufacturers of this city, and in
the afternoon made a tour of the different man*
ufacturing establishments in company of the
reception committee. This afternoon the sec
retary spoke on the finances to a large audience
in Library hall.
HABTTORD, Conn., Oct. 10.Full returns
from the town elections last Monday show 80
towns Republican, 55 Democratic, and 30 evenly
divided. Last year 70 Republican, 69 Demo
cratic, and 26 divided. Net Republican gain,
10 towns Democratic loss, 14 towns.
TROY, N. Y., Oct. 10.Wm. Anson Wood,
brother of Walter A. Wood, the Republican
nominee for Congress, was nominated to-day
for Congress from this district by the Demo
SALEM, Mass., Oct. 10.The Sixth district
Greenbackers nominated E. Moody Boynton for
PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Oct. 10.The First dis
trict Republican convention nominated Nelson
W. Aldrich for Congress.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10.The Republicans of
the Seventh district have nominated M. Mc
Millan for Congress.
VIRGINIA, Sept. 19.The Democratic Ter
ritorial convention in session here to-day, nom
inated Hon. Martin Maginnis for Congress by
acclamation, aud passed the following resolu
Resolved, That we have witnessed with in
tense satisfaction the military services and
success of General Nelson A. Miles in Montana
Territory, and we express our entire confidence
in his ability to fill the position of commander
of the military department of Montana, and
we utter the wishes ot the people in hoping
that Gen. Miles will be placed in command of
the soldiers of the United States in the new
NEW YORK, Oct. 10.The Democrats of West
Chester district have renominated Clarkson N.
Potter for Congress.
CAMP ROBINSON, Oct. 10.James Baker, a
ranchman living between Snake Creek and
Running Water, on the Sidney road, arrived
here at noon to-day and states that twenty
seven Indians passed within 500 yards of his
rrnch late last evening, on their way north. A
courier has just arrived from Carleton's com-
mandAn the Nebraska river and reports Carle
ton up to the present time has not seen any
Indians, not even their trail. The Indians are
supposed to have scattered on reaching the
Sand Hills, some miles east of the Nebraska
Prices of Wheat.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MELROSE, Minn,, Oct. 10.Wheat market
steady. No. 1, 71c No. 2, 63c No. 3, 48c No.
4, 28o. Wheat coming in slow.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.j
SAUK CENTRE, Oct. 10.Yesterday's prices
unchanged. No. 1, 72c No. 2, 63c No. 3, 48o
No. 4, 28o.
A few days ago J. W. Simmons, register
of deeds of Pope county, and a candidate
for re-election, made a personal assult upon
H. G. Rising, editor of the Glenwood Eagle.
The Eagle makes the following statement:
While the editor of the Eagle was getting
his mail at the postoffice, J. W. Simmons,
register of deeds of this county, and a candi
date for re-election, sneaked up behind him
and made a dastardly assault, knocking the
editor down and pounded and kicked him
until parties interfered. There was not a
word spoken, and we did not know who the
assailant was until the affair was nearly
through, nor did we have an opportunity
for defense. We understand this assault was
premeditated by those of the ring, who were
in the postoffice at the time, to see the affair
through. We are also informed that it was
the intention of the ringstera to so cripple
the editor physically as to render him unaole
to issue another number of his paper. If
such was the plan, the assault was nothing
more or less than attempted assassination.
A man in Doaglas county, in a slander
suit, laying his damages at^fSjOOO, recov
ered a verdict of six cents.
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