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"General "Washburn not only happens to be
engaged SOMEWHAT in the milling bnsi
ness, but is also a candidate for Congress."
Bill King, %n Pioneer Preis, October 5,
STRAIT IN THE RING.
Washburn Parcels off a Section of the
State to Him.
HOW E MAKES HIS MONEY.
By Swindling the Farmers According to
Genuine Ring Principles.
SKAKOPEE, Oct. 21, 1878.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Of all the gigantic rings which have been
organized by scheming and designing men
who are ever on the alert to amass for
tunes without labor out of the hard earn
ings of the laboring classes, the "wheat
ring" stands without a parallel, both in the
perfection and extent of its organization and
in the svecessful accomplishment of the par
pose for which it was established, to-wit: the
wholesale swindle of the producer in the
grade and price of wheat, It is now well
known that not only the Minneapolis millers
and tho Chicago and Milwaukee boards of
trade belong to the "wheat ring," but that
nearly every miller and the propiietor of
every grist and flouring mill in all the little
towns throughout the length and breadth
of the State are members thereof and have
given bonds accordingly, the "brass tester"
is the instrument adopted by the ring, with
which they perpetrate tho fraud, and you
may, without fear of contradiction, stamp
the proprietor of every mill in which the
"brass tester" is found as a member of the
The farmers in this locality have been
well pleased with the intrepid and persever
ing attack which the GLOBE has made upon
the stronghold of this monstrous swindle,
but we do not think the liiie of battle should
be confined to the limits of the Third dis
trict, for be it known that H. B. Strait,
president of the First National bank of this
place, and M. O. from tho Second Congres
sional distrtct, and a candidate for re-elec
tion, has been one of the proprietors of a
grist and flouring mill here for many years,
and is an active member of this stupendous
wheat ring. With the prestige which his
official position as a member of Congress
gives him, for the last six years he has
stood the recognized leader of the wheat
ring in this district, and however much
Gen. Washburn may have done to perpe
ate and perpetual this outrageous swindle
upon the agricultural interests of the State.
Major Strait has played second fiddle to no
one in this district in that behalf, 'lhe old
mill here which was owned by Major Strait,
his brother G. F. Strait, and S. How,
cashier of the First National bank, of which
Major Strait is president, and operated under
the firm name of Strait & Co., burned down
last spring and has been rebuilt by the firm
upon an enlarged scale, and with nearly
double capacity, and will be in full operation
ag iin in a few days. By an arrangement
with the "ring," which farms out the entire
State to its members and agents, Strait Co.
had Shakopee and two adjoining stations on
the line of the Hastings & Dakota railroad
all to themselves, and at which they could
buy wheat without competition and they
have always succeeded in grinding down the
farmers as thoroughly as they have the
wheat, as the farmers around here and the
other two stations spoken of can testify, to
Strait & Co. seem to have made the ast
ishing discovery that a national bank and a
flouring mill operated on the brass kettle
principle is a successful combination, for
filling their pockets from the hard earnings
of the farmer. They have continually kept
the grade and price of wheat down to the
lowest point. In proof of this it may be
stated that immediately after the mill was
burned, and Strait Co. had no fur
ther use for the wheat, an agent
from the Millers' association from
Minneapolis, armed with his swindling
brass kettle, put in an appearance to take
the place of Strait & Co. as wheat buyers. In
a few days more the new mill of Strait & Co.
will be turning out 150 barrels of flour daily,
and then the wheat market of Shakopee and
adjoining stations will be under the exclu
sive control of Strait & Co., for under the
rules of the "wheat ring," which we suppose
are based upon the theory that "there is
honor even among thieves," no member
can trespass upon or buy wheat within the
territory allotted to any other member.
Each is confined to his own stamping
ground, and, in the eye of the ring, eich ii
the proprietor of a certain tract of country
and the owner of all the plunder which can
be extorted from the farmers within his ter
litorr, the same as I own my farm or my
horse. Competition, which is the life of
business, is entirely done away with, and we
are left to the tender mercies of the ''swin-
dling brass kettle" in the manipulating hands
of a rogue.
They say we should not make this swin
dle a matter of politics, and whv not? Shall
farmers vote for a man who we know'ls
one of the "ring" which is even now stag
nating the whole agricultural and business
interests of the State? Shall we vote for a
nten who will continue to strut around in
the high life circles of "Washington society,
spending freely the money he has extorted
from the poor with his little "brass kettle"
and place him by our votes where he can in
the future, as in the past, have enlarged op
portunities for the exercise of his swindling
propensities at our experience? No, sir!
Let farmers stand firm. Let us organize
and meet organization with organization.
Let us insist that the next
legislature shall make the standard half
bushel at.ested bv the state treasurer, under
the laws of the State, the only legal wheat
tester, and send back the "swindling brass
kettles" to the wheat ring which discovered
them. Let the grades be established for
each half pound, instead of two pounds, as
now, and the prices regulated by law accord
ingly. Let us stand by the polls, as farmers,
in a body, and vote for honest men without
regard to party. Let us vote for men who
belong to no swindling ring
and have no interest in cheating
us. There are bad men in both parties who
belong to these rings. Let us vote for no
man who belongs to the* wheat or any other
ring, be he Democrat or be he Republican.
If we elect honest men to office they will
help make just laws. We know Henry
Poehler to be a friend of the people. "An
honest man is the noblest work of God."
Let the farmers rally for him at the polls
and vote down the wheat ring, candidates
and then "swindling brass kettles."
The Registry Boards Opens To-DsySee
That Tour Name is on the List.
The first meeting of the registration boards
takes place at the respective precincts in the
city, commencing at 9 A. M. to-day. Under
the new law all registration closes one week
before election, and every one should see
that bis name is on the list to-day to guard
THE GREAT VICTORY.
Won by the Generosity of the North Over
the Hearts of the Stricken Southern Peo-
pleRemarks of Hon. John House,
of Nashville, Accepting the Democratic
Nomination for CongressMiscellaneous.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21.Hon. John F.
Honse was unanimously renominated as a can
didate for Congress for this, the Sixth Con
gressional district, to-day by the Democrats.
In his speech acknowledging the compliment
he Baid: I the next contest between the
gre.t parties they will divide upon govern
mectal policy, and without sectional animos
ity. Sectional hatred will be eliminated from
the contest. So far aa.tbeJSouth is concerned
I am. certain that" such wiil" be Xha case.
I cannot, fellow citizens, find it
in my heart to indnlge in
feelings of malice towards the people of the
North. When I witness their magnanimous
and generous conduct towards the Southern
people I feel like pulling off jny hat and stand
ing uncovered in their presence. Grander
than the victory of the Appomattox is the vic
tory wo by the people of the North in their
noble and generous contributions to the
stricken and suffering South. Upon that fatal
held the South surrendered her swords.
Within the shadow of the dark
wing of the pestilence, beside the
new made grave of her heroic sons and daugh
ters with bowed head and tearful eyes she ex
tends ber hand and surrenders her heart to the
generous and maguaminons North. God's
hand has bridged the bloody chasm, but not
the ambition of man seek to reopen the
wounds and to rekindle the erabera of sectional
strife. Le us go into this great contest of
188(1 without any of these elements of sectional
bitterness. Of course we will be divided as to
questions of governmental policy, but with
that element eliminated from the coutest the
representatives of the South can stand
upon the floor of Congress us the peer of any
from the Northern States, and can look to the
material development of his own section, to
the enlargement of their commercial relations,
and legislate 'o make the Southern people
more prosperous. With fraternity had har
mony restored, this great country can march
on to a more gluriows aud illustrious future
than has been seen in the past.
NnwYoiiK, Oct. 21.The Democratic Con
gressional convention of tbe Fourth district of
Brooklyn, nominated Archibald M. Bliss, for
the Fifth Congressional district. Tammany
Democratic convention nominated Nicholas
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.Tammany hall made thr
following Congressional nominations: Sixth
distriot, 8. S. Cox Seventh, Anthony Eckhoff
F.ighth, Lawrence It. Jerome Ninth, Fernando
Wood Tenth, Orlando Potter Eleventh,
Benj. A. Willis.
The Blair-Connolly Greenback Labor party
of the Ninth district nominated John Hardy
for Congress, and the Hanlon-O'Reilley branch
of the same party in the same district nomi
nated Patrick H. Jones.
American Public Health Association.
NEW YOHK, Oct. 21.The sixth annual meet
ing of the American Public Health association
will be held at Richmond, Ya., Nov. 19 to the
22d, and the association now invokes contribu
tions of information from sanitary officers,
physicians, naturalists, public men and other
citizens, concerning the present yellow fever ep
idemic, and upon any subjects or event of the
epidemic th at may lead to a knowledge of
means to prevent it. State and municipal
boards of health, and public-spirited citizens
who have become concerned in prespective
measures against yellow fever, and other dan
gers to public health, physicians, naturalists,
civil engineers, and other scientific contribu
tions to sanitary science and works forth pub
lic welfare, are cordially invited to attend and
assist at this conference.
Avery, of Flagrant Notoriety and Ben
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.^-Wm. O. Avery, ex
chief clerk of the treasury department, who
was convicted in St. Louis on account of con
nection with the whisky frauds, to-day entered
suit here against Gen. Ben Butler to recover
$500, whsch he alleges he paid Butler as a re
tainer to defend him when on trial at St.
Louis. Avery claims that he agreed to pay
Butler $2,000 to defend him, $500 of which he
paid when he engaged him, the remaining
$L,500 to be paid after the conclusion of the
trial. He claims Butler did not assist him in
any way and did not make his appearance dur
ing the trial although he repeatedly sent for
him and that as a result he was convicted.
Honors to the memory of JKear Admiral
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.The secretary of the
navy to-day issued an order announcing the
death of Rear Admiral Hiram Paulding, in
which he speaks of the life and services of de
ceased and directs that on the day of the re
ceipt of the order the flags of the navy yards
and stations, and of all ships of war in co m
mission, will be placed at half-mast from sun
rise until sunset and thirteen minu te guns be
fired at noon from all navy yards.
Kansas Pacific Railroad Receiver.
S T. LOUI S, Oct. 21.A Leavenworth, Kansas,
dispatoh Rays there was no agreement to-day
upon receiver for the Kansas Pacific road and
none has yet been appointed by tn United
States court. I is understood the oontest is
between T. Peters, of Topeka, F. Oakes,
of Kansas City, Gen.J. C. Stone, of Leaven
worth, and Major O. Gnnn, of Lawrence. I
is presumed the latter will be appointed. Th
appointment will be made by Judge Foster to
Heavy Farm Failure in Ohio.
CINCINNATI, O., Oct. 21.The failure of
Stagle Bios., of Greenfield, Ohio, is the heav
iest which has occurred in that section for
years. They owned the largest farm in Fay
ette county, it comprising 2,*?00 acres, and
were to all appearance* doing a lucrative busi
ness. A meeting of oredkors takes place at
Chillicothe to-day. Liabilities exceed $120,000
and the assets are probably 10 per cent.
Playing Soldier for Charity.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 21.The Chickasaw guards,
a military organization from Memphis, arrived
in the city this morning and were escorted to a
hotel by the Lytle Greys and other city troops.
During the week tho Chickasaws will give one
of their celebrated exhibition drills, the pro
ceeds .of which go to their suffering friends at
Memphis. Since leaving they have sent home
over $1,500 to the relief-of the destitute.
Additional Appointments or, the Dominion
MONTBEAL, Oct. 21.The following additional
appointments have been made to the new
cabinet, and it is now complete: Hon. Mc
Kenzie Bo well, minister of customs Hon.
Alex. Campbell, receiver general Hon. J. C.
Aikens, secretary of state Hon. L. F. Baby,
minister of land revenue Hon. J. 0. Pope,'
minister of marine and fisheries.
Bank Notes for Redemption,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.Bank notes received
at the treasury to-day for redemption, $450,-
000, the largest of any day since the new order
requiring banks sending notes for redemption
to pay ohargea, went into effect.
HOW THE JOKER IS DOCTORED,
And a Grade Stolen from the Farmers
While it Looks Fair.
[Special Correspondence of the Globe.
ST. CLOUD, Oct. 20,187ri.The farmers in the
Sauk valley are as indignant over the treatment
they have received from the Millers' association
at Minneapolis as are the farmers living along
the mainline of the St. Paul & Pacific railroad.
Here they are not as fully posted as in other
sections, still, they know they are being robbed,
and have been robbed, by the agents of the
millers, not by a voluntary act on the part of
these agents, but under
INSTBUCTIOK8 FROM THE KING
down in the sawdust city. Facts of rascalities
arc constantly coming to my attention, and as
these facts are developed new and important
light is obtained. For instance, -at Herman an
agent, Charles Pullman, was requested to send
his tester (the infernal little joker,) down to
the millers so he bethought himself he would
weigh some wheat in it before it went, and
tnen, marking down what this wheat weighed,
he tied it up, noted carefully the figures, and
sent it away. I course of ti me the tester came
back from Minneapolis, and not knowing
whether it was the old tester or a new
one, he took the identical wheat
he had weighed, and which he had carefully
put aside, weighed it in the new or returned
tester, and the same wheat went two pounds
1-ss than the old! No recurs the question,
How came this loss of two pounds on the same
wheat? Was the little tester remodelled at
Minneapolis? Of course it was, and all the fig
ures and sophistry and nonsense of the Millers'
association canuot wipe out this fact.
FIXING THE TESTERS.
Then a Mr. Goodsale, a very excellent gentle
man, from Northfield, had charge of one of
these elevators, buying and selling wheat, but
he became so disgusted with the manner in
which the cheating was carried on, under in
structions from the Millers' association at Min
neapolis, that he abandoned the business.
avers, very decidedly, that the brass block on
the beam of the.little joker can be taken off by
a screw, and that inside of it are small pieces
of lead, which can be taken out or added to,
thereby increasing or decreasing the weight of
wheat, and in this way detection of the .fraud
has hitherto been almost impossible.
Is it not reasonable to presume that
this was the way that that little tester sent
to Minneapolis was dctore Ho else could
the steal have been effected? For with this
new tester the agent had to lest all subsequent
the *gent is under $150 bonds to buy wheal
vVith theso testers, furnished by lhe Millers'
association, at Minneapolis. Mark, they aie
instructed to grade wheat according to the
mandate of this association. Mark, an inspector
for the association, at Minneapolis, inspect*
che wheat. Mark, if the imperative orders ol
this grand oligarcy are disobeyed then back
goes the wheat on the agent's hands, and out ol
bis salary is deducted the difference in th
grade he has made, for, remember, he is uudei
bonds and so, these amenta, fearful of th(
terrible results ot their indiscretion, or theii
honesty, are gradiug wheat low, knowing, ai
bo name tirao, th*t tho fanner is cheated, bu'
but they are utterly povu-rlCBs i help even
themselves or the producer. Mark, ajjain. th
asents are ordered to weigh wheat in the little
tester, just as it is now weighed, by instructions
from the Millers' association, and in this weigh
ing wheat is made to go No. 3. when it should
go No 2. Th millers pocket tho fifteen
cents difference in the grade, when
the agents know, and everybody else knows, it
is a wanton, malicious, deliberate, systematic
HOW THE AGENTS ARE PTJNISJT5D.
I met a good, square, honest agent on the
branch line f the St. Paul & Pacific road1
will not mention his name, as he might be
punished, but I have it in case of emergency
and he told me he had lost $500, almost his
whole year's salary, because he had graded
wheat according to his honest convictions of
right, and yet not in accordance with instruc
tions from the Millers' association. Now, of
course, he is very careful that every bushel of
wheat he grades should be away down in the
scale, so he will be able to save himself loss
and retain his position, which brings him bread
Another agent at Sauk Centre has lost $72,
and so on. I could mention others who have
been the victims of this ring at Minneapolis.
Not only the agents suffer, but the farmers Buf
fer, and not oily the farmers, but the mer
chants, and when they suffer, all suffer, and all
this villainy can be traced directly to the com
bination of millers at Minneapolis, of which
Washburn is a member, by proxy, at least, if
not by fact, and he r: ceives his share of the ill
gotteu gain taken from the pocket of the peo
ple. Mr. Hodges is right. It is a war of
wealth against industry. It is life or death to
the farming interests of this State. It is pros
perity or ruin.
But. let me give you some more facts, direct
from farmers themselves. Mr. Perty, living in
the Luxeinberg settlementcombining with
several of his neighboring faimerstook a
load of wheat which weighed 60 pounds to the
bushel, and which ought to have been graded
No. 1, to a fiourinp mill, where it was graded
No. 3, and fifty cents per bushel was offered.
informed the miller that if he could do no
better he would come bauk. From this mill be
went to the elevator with the same wheat. Th
agent graded it No. 2, and offeredJ52 cents per
bushel. then took it to another flouring
millthe same wheatand it was graded No. 1,
and the miller paid him 90 cents pir bushel!
Tnis certainly demonstrates that these testers
are unreliable and ought not to be used.
A farmer, whose name I have, living near
Sauk Center, took a load of wheat to the steam
mill there, where it was graded No. 3 he sold
it, received the money and went norae. A few
veeks after he took another load of wheat out
of the same bin, to the same millhad it
ground, and out of a few pounds less than five
bushels, he received 200 pounds of flour, which
would make his wheat grade No. 1price 72
cents per bushel while in the first instance it
was graded No. 3, and for which he received
only 50 cents per bushel. Now, either the little
joker is wrong, or the man who weighed the
wheat cheatad, and in either case,
the farmer is the victim. These
cases are numerous *nd call for
the interposition of the legislature to regulate
the grading of wheat. I am informed by reli
able parties that one miller at St. Cloud is
making enormous profits on every car-load of
600 barrels of flour which he ships to the
Michael Allen, of Getty, took 8 bushels of
wheat to a mill in Sauk county, which tested 56
pounds, and for whichhe received 25 pound
of inferior flour. took the same number of
bushels to the mill at Melrose, and the miller
gave him 32 pounds of far better flour for the
same wheat. What means this? Are the local
millers cheating just like the great ring, or
does that little ..-ker play an important part in
A farmer at Grove. Lake took some wheat
twelve miles to a mill, had it run throueh a
smut machine and made perfectly clean it
weighed sixty-one pounds to the bushel, or
graded No 1. took the same wheat to the
elevator at SauK Centre and it graded No. 3
price offered: 50 cents per bushela difference
of 11 cents per pushel. Th farmer then want
ed his wheat fun in to flour,
but they would not do that, because
it would show the nigger in the wood-pile, and
he trudged back home againmaking the dis
tance over thirty miles. is a rich farmer,
and he and his neighbors are holding back a
great number of bushels of wheat, determined
that they will not sell it at the present mode of
THE SWINDLINGr KETTLE l81*4111^
More Instances of Its Nefarious Cheat-
i ng of the Farmers.
ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MOilNIN^OCTOBER 22, 1878.
THEIB DOOM IS SEALED.
At Clearwater the buyers of wheat have been
in the habit of testing it in^he old way, and
there has been no dissatisfaction aa to the grad
ing or price of wheat. Recently, however, an
agent for the Millers' Association has been up
there buying aud testing, and now the farmers
are greatly dissatisfied, both with the grading
and with the weight. They fure very indignant.
I have these facts from a very respectable gen
tleman, a former member of the legislature,
who has a large and excellent farm a few miles
from Clearwater, viz.,
HON. W. T. BIGHT.
At Sauk Rapid* hitherto all has been quiet,
because the attention of the farmers has not
been called to the steal, although they all knew
something was wrong. The agent has been
handliug his brass kettle in the dark, making
his own grades and his own weights end I may
nay this is true of all the agents, aud just
here I want to make an important point. When
ordinary articles of consumption are weighed
the seller has the right to see the weighing and
inspect the scales. When wheat is weighed in
UTTLEOUSSOF ABBASSKETTIJ v
it is done in the dark nobody can get at it
nobody but the agent sees the beam, his word
is the fiat which seals the doom of the farmer.
A few days ago a storm passed over the place,
and lightning struck the pleasant little agent
of the millers, ia the shape of another or com
peting buyer from parties on the Duluth road.
That ia, parties at Duluth offered 90 cents per
bushel for wheat at Sauk Rapids, at the same
time the millers were giving 71 cents per
bushel. Now, as Donnelly says, a broomstick
has been run into that beehive, and there ia a
rrible buzzing, while the farmers are looking
over the high fence, entirely out of the way of
the bees and grinning at the amusing spectacle
of a fight among the Kilkenny cats, stimulated
by the stings of the busy little inserts. I most
emphatically exclaim with yon, "Down with
Washburn and that little brass kettle."
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Dastardly Harder of a Negro In Tennessee
An Innocent White Han Killed i Re
taliation the NegroesOther Devil
tries and Miscellaneous VLlshaps.
MEMPHI S, Tenn., Oct. 21.Intelligence was
received this afternoon of two murders com
mitted in this county under the following al
leged circumstances. A party of white men on
last Friday night entered the dwelling of a
negro living on the farm of Geo. H. Welling
ton, near Glencoe, Tenn., a town fifteen miles
north of this, and killed him while lying in
bed with his wife and children. The verdict of
the coroner's jury was he catae to his dearth
from a gun and pistol shot wound inflicted by
one Hill and McCain. McCain was arrested,
but Hill fled and was pursued by J.
Tally, constable, and a posse of three men who
overtook him the following morning at Cuba,
Tenn., five miles distant from the scene of the
murder. They attempted to arrest the fugi
tive, who drawing two pistols defied the offi
cers, and effected bis escape. Several negroes
being in the neighborhood of Cuba hearing of
the murder last Saturday night, killed a white
man named Baird, who was found asleep on
:.be porch of a grocery store at Cuba. Th ne
groes riddled his body with buck shot, think
ing he was the man Hill who had resisted ar
rest that morning.
.::lv-"[8peeial Telegram to the Globe.
WINONA, Oct. 21.At Fountain City yester
day evening Chailes Cortunn, about 30 years
of age, unmarried, committed suicide by
shooting himself through the bowels with a
rifle. Case of poor health. ASHOBE.
HALIFAX, Oct. 21.The steamer Venzie, from
Montreal, with a full cargo, went ashore last
night while entering North Sydney harbor in a
fog and high wind. Part of the cargo will
be Baved. The vessel is supposed to be a total
FOUR DAYS ADUFT.
BOSTON, Oct. 21.The schuoner Marr Glen,
from St. John, N. B., for New York, became a
total wreck in the gale of Oct. 12th. During
the night two seamen aid the ste wart were
washed overboard. The captain, mate and re
maining seamen lashed themselves to the miz
zen chains, and, after diiftiag four days with
out food and water, were picked up.
LITTLE ROOT, Ark., Oct. 21.A colored
preacher named Houston, wis attacked by un
known colored men, on the corner of Arch and
Fifth streets, Saturday night. He was pounded
until insensible, and died at &n early hour this
morning. Several arrests hare been made.
A MICHIGAN FIHE.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 21.A fire at Dearborn,
Michigan, to-day, destroyed he depot, a num
ber of freight can and 500 cords of wood. Loss
CINCINNATI, Oct. 21.Wood? & Carnahan's
candle factory, Central avenue, near Liberty
street, burned to-night. Lois $50,000 fully
THE CIPHER TELEGRAMS.
Full and Explicit Denial f Henry Havt
meyerNo Such Dispatches Sent or Re
ceived or Authorized by Him.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.The following communi
cation Bent to the press to-night explains itself:
To the editor of the GLOB E: Sir: Will you be
so good as to publish the following statement
regarding the cipher dispatcies relating to the
la te presidential election, which have recently
appeared in the New York Tribune, and: some
of which have either in the address or signature
my name or initials. I never sent any of
those dispatches and never authorized any one to
send them or any of them for me. I never, knew
and do not know the menmngof the cipher, or
any the ciphers, in which"they or any of
them are written, and could cot read them if I
would. During a short period immediately
after the late Presidential election a large num
ber of telegrams were sent to my address for
other persons, and called for by messengers.
The practice was commenced with
out my consent, and after a few days
discontinued by my requirement, be
cause their frequency rendered th em
a great annoyance. I never knew the contents
of these telegrams and I do not therefore know
whether any such dispatches as have been pub
lished in the Tribune were among tUo-e as re
ceived or not. I have waited until this ti me
for the completion of these publications that I
might make a statement once for all.
(Signed) HENRI HAVEHEYER.
New York, Oct. 21^_
The Weather To-day.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22,1. A. M.Indica
tions for the upper Mississippi valley, rain
areas, followed by clearing weather falling,
followed by rising temperature and pressure.
For upper lake region cloudy and rainy, fol
lowed by clearing weather, colder northwest
erly winds and rising barometer.
Iowa Congressional Election.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21.A Burlington, Iowa, dis
patch says: Th Democratic State leaders,
owing to the recent action of the Republican
national committee in Washington City, are
preparing to take active measures to secure the
profit of the November Congressional election.
^Orange Suits for Damages.
MONTREAL, Oct. 21.The Orangemen have
entered actions for damages against the mayor
for false arrest the 17th of July. David Grant,
county master, claims $10,000, the others
and at the present price. m some
fellows who are defending
call '"wind," but it is a breeze will
blowup into a whirlwind, and sweep them out
of existence. Like Banquo's ghost it will not
down at their bidding, but like Duncan's
knell, it summons them to heaven or to hell
and as they have no chance to get to the form
-*J jill I II I I
GENERAL A2fD POLITICAL NEWS
EMOJU OYER THE WATER.
Several More Extensive Glasgow Failures
ReportedEngland, France and Austria
to Form an Alliance to Prevent Farther
Russian A egressionsrhe Afghan Diffi-
culty-The Amer Declares the Issue
Made and the Result in God's Hands
PARIS, Oct. 21.The distribution of exhibi
tion prizes took place to-day. President Mc
Mahon opened the ceremony. The following
Americans received the decorations of the
Legion of Honor: Commissioner Gen. Richard
C. McCormick, who is made commander pro
fessor F. A. P. Barnard and William W. Story,
who are made officers August H. Gerard, secre
tary to commissioner general Henry Pettit,
engineer and architect, commissioner general's
staff Thomas R. Pickering, superintendent of
the machinery section Second Lieut. Benjamin
H. Buckingham, United States naval attache
John D. Philbrick, sucerintende of the edu
cational section D. Maitland Armstrong, su
perintendent of the fine arts section Prof. An
drew D. White, L.L.D... juror Pruf. William P.
Blake, juror and Prof. Edward H. Knight.
L.L.D., juror, are made chevaliers. Cyrus A.
McCormick and Walter A. W iod. who were in
1867 made ohevahcrs, have been raised to of
ficers. Thomas A. Edison and Elisha Gray are
THE ARRESTED OFFICERS.
GLASGOW, Oct. 21.The directors of the City
of Glasgow bauk, arrested on the charge of
fraud, were remanded till Monday. Of the
directors, W. Taylor is ex-town collector of
Glasgow, a member of the school board, and a
partner in a large grain dealing firm in the
west of Scotland. Mr. Inglis is a landed pro
prietor in east Scotland. L. Potter is a mem
ber of a large shipping firm in Scotland. Mr.
Wright is a member of an East India firm in
London and Glasgow. Robert Salmond was
manager of the Citv of Glasgow bank when it
stopped in 1857. Mr. Stewart is an Edinburg
merchant. The arrests created a sensation but
meet with general approval.
ALLIANCE AGAINST RUSSIA.
LONDON, Oct. 21.The secretary of state for
war and first lord of the admiralty leave Paris
for Cyprus. Negotiations ai said to be pend
ing between Austria, France and England with
the object of securing common treatment of all
Earopean questions, as a counterpoi.-e to Rus
sia, and to substitute for the Kaiserbund an
entente between France, England and Austria.
Count Vou Beust's appointment as ambassador
to Paris is believed to be connected with th!6
MORE GLASGOW FAILURE8.
LONDON, Oct. 21.La Cour & Watson, ship
ping agents, Glasgow and Leith, have failed.
Liabilities believed to be large. Alexander
Bell & Sons, merchants in the Spanish trade,
have failed. James Morton & Co., one of the
tirms largely indebted to the City of Glasgow
bank, have placed their books in the hands ol
accountants. Liabilities estimated at 2,000,-
000 to 2,500,000.
AUSTRIA AND RUSSIA.
LONDON, Oct. 21.A dispatch from Pesth
states Herr Tisza, Bpeaking at the club of the
government party, said, as the government
never had any intention of sharing with Russia
in the partition of Turkey, or going to war to
oppose it, it is clear that henceforth Austria
Hungary will not only have Russia for an ene
my but some other powers. He
declared aleo that with crcry sympathy
for the heroic bravery of the Turks he could
not defend their administration. The occupa
tion of Bosnia and Herzegovina was undertaken
in order to destroy Sclavism, which was threat
ening the monarchy, and to facilitate the regen
eration of Turkey.
A Vienna dispatch says Herr Tisza's speech
has won back the confidence of the maj.rity
and his success in the Hungarian diet is
SCHOUVALOFF AND GOBTSHCAK0FF.
LONDON, Oct. 21.A Berlin dispatch Bays the
sudden journey of Count Schouvaloff to Liva
dia is considered of the highest moment. It is
believed, in well informed quarters, he persists
in the determinatien to retire if Prince Gort
schakoff remains in office.
TO E IGNORED TF MADE.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 21.The Videmoshi
states England is endeavoring to induce the
powers to make common representations re
specting the return of Russians to the neigh
borhood of Constantinople. The Videmoshi
expects Russia will simply ignore such repre
sentations, if made.
CALLS FOR GORE.
MADRID, Oct. 21.The Epqca publishes a let
ter dated Tangier, Oct. 11, stating United
States representatives have been publicly in
sulted by Moors, and that the offenders have
not yet been punished.
BANK FUNDS STOLEN.
GENOA, Oct. 21.Two and a half million
francs, forwarded to Ancona by the national
bank, have been stolen en route. Three em
ployes of the bank have been arrested for the
YELLOW FEVEB CONTRIBUTIONS.
PARIS. Oct. 21.Count de Pans sent Minister
Noyes 1,000 francs as a contiibution to the yel
low fever fund.
THE AMEER STUBBORN,
LONDO N, Oct. 21.A dispatch from Simla
confirms the report that the ameer's reply is
unconciliatory and unsatisfactory.
CONSTANTINOPLK, Oct. 21.The sultan has
authorized Baker Pasha to employ 40,000 men
to complete the defensive lines of Constanti
NEWSPAPER MAN DEAD.
LONDON, Oct. 21.James Johnston, proprie
tor of the London Standard, is dead.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Oct. 21.The inunda
tion which carried away the dyke on the a
miettabanch of the Nile, immersed 80,000
acres of land on which were fifteen villages.
LONDON. Oct. 21.The race for the Criterion
stakes, at Newmarket to-day, was won by Mon
sieur Phillips Lancastrian second Rayon Dor
BERLI N, Oct. 21.The federal council has
given its assent' to the Socialist bill, and an
early promulgation of the bill as a law of the
empire is expected. Th National Oatelie de
clares the report of increased military con
scription by 20,000 men, is wholly untrue.
PARIS, Oct. 21.Count Von Beust, the new
Austrian ambassador, has arrived.
1 ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY.
MADRI D, Oct. 21.Senor i Y'Morgall has
been arrested and sent to Seville, charged with
complicity in the recent republican conspiracy.
LONDON, Oct. 21.A correspondent at Con
stantinople says the whole story of the Afghan
envoy to the Porte is untrue. No such person
is here or has been here. ^wi
LONDON, Oct. 21.A Berlin dispatch says
Prince Bismarck has announced his intention
of going to Lavenburg aud remaining there
until the opening of tbe landtag at the end of
November. Before leaving for home, 264 dep
uties in the reichstag, of various parties, signed
a declaration that in view of the protectionist
measures adopted by neighboring States, the
reform of the German tariff is indispensable.
THE AMEER'S CHALLENGE.
LONDON, Oct. 21.-A dispatch from Semla
gives the following as the substance of the
ameer's message to to the viceroy: "You may
do your worst and the issue is in God's hands."
The ameer's message has been telegraphed to
England, and a reply indicating the couree of:
procedure ia expected Wednesday.y
VIENNA, Oct. 21.The New FrecEreasc oom
plains the export of Hungarian wheat is almost
at a standstill, partly in consequence of the
Americans underselling tbe Hungarian mar
LEIPZIG, Oct. 21.Prof. Gustave Haernil, an
eminent jurist, is dead.
i THE AFGHAH TROUBLE.. ""^S^
LONDON, Ojt. 21.A. Berlin disiatcK says
4)ie Russian government objects to the Ameer's
envoy interviewing the Czar.
A dispatch from Simla says the government
fully realizes the danger of rashness, but much
may be done before the winter sets in. Khy
ber pass is open throughout the year. f
LONDON, Oct. 21.Cooper, Scott & Co., of
Glasgow, a firm largely engaged in the African
trade, has failed.
CONDON AND MELODY.
Public Welcome at Cooper InstituteDe
nunciation of Prison Indignities and the
Apathy of Charles Frauds Adams.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.A numerously attended
meeting was held at Cooper Institute to-night
to give expression touching the barbarities
practiced in English prisons and to extend a
welcome to Condon and Melady, the recently
arrived liberated prisoners, a portion of the
Sixty-ninth regiment in full uni
form participating in the meeting. Hon. Aug
Schell occupied the chair and John Brisbin
read letters from Fernando Wood, Benj. F.
Butler, Boudcault and others, regretting in
ability to be present. Condon and Melody
were introduced and received round after
ronnd of cheers. Th latter gave a graphic ac
count of his arrest, trial and the indignities to
which he was subjected while in prison.
peeche w?re made by Hon S. S. Cox and
Hon. W. E Robinson, the latter denouncing
in unmeasuted terms the apathy and indiffer
ence of the late United States minister, Charles
Francis Adams, when appealed to to interfere
iu behalf of Condon, an American citizeu. A
resolution was adopted that the best thanks of
all lovers of American liberty aie due to
United States Minister Welch for his
persistent add successful efforts for
released Edward O'Meagher Condon, and also
to S. S. Cox, Roscoe Conkling, Abram S. Hew
itt, B. F. Wood, Stanley Matthews, Anson G.
ilcCook and other Senators and representatives,
whose advocacy of the claim of Americtn citi
zen*, led to congie-sional action upon which
the administration based its instruotiou. to
Uiuiter Welch. Th meeting was very enthu
siastic. Th^ Tensas Parish, Lit., Utc Difficulties.
N EW ORLEANS, Sept. 21.Referring to the
receut .trouble there, a communication from
the district attorney of Tensa* parish to the
Governor, states that a sheriff's posse of fifty
men, going to execute the warrant tor the ar
rest of Fairfax, were tired on by 40J arm^d
tiegroes. The force returned the fire, killing
*nd wounding eight negroes and dispersing
"Garrlsou Mob" Anniversary Celebratio n.
BOSTON, Oct. 21.The forty-third anniversary
of the Garrison mob was observed to-aay by a
reception at Wollen's club room. Besides Gar
rison there were present Wendell Phillips, A.
Bionson Alcott, Judge Sewell, Col. F. W. Hig
giuson, Marshall P. Wilder, Judge Thomas
Kusseil and 'others. S eches were made by
Garrison, Phillips, Alcott and Mayor Buffum,
The Wheat Question.
To the Editor of the Globe:
"Will you please give your readers the sub
stance of the statute requiring railroads to
carry freights at reasonable figures, and let
as see if it is impossible to get any wheat
from Farmington to St. Paul ou the St. P. &
M. R. R. A wheat man informs us that he
had 2,000 bushels of wheat at Rosemount or
Farmington, and wanted to bring it to St.
Paul. They charged him 15 cents per 100
lbs to St. Paul, and offered to carry it to
Milwaukee for 11V cents. Of course this
amounted to a refusal to carry to St. Paul
a discrimination against taisoitya discrim
ination against the State of Minnesota. And
this railroad was built with a bonus of Min
nesota lands. It took $50,000 or $ 100,000
out of the treasury of St. Paul as a bonus to
induce it to cross the riv.. and come here.
Aud now it pays lot these
bonuses by discriminating agaUit,
this city and against this State. "While we
are talking of the Milwaukee brass kettles,
and swindling grading of our wheat, let us
talk a little about this swindling Milwaukee
am a grower of wheat in Dakota county.
If there is a law to break up this swindling
discrimination, please publish it, and I will
go to Dakota county and see that wheat is
tendered this company to bring to St. Paul,
and if it is not brought here I propose to
raise a purse to carry the matter to the
courts and see whether the law amounts to
anything. As this is not in Washburn's dis
trict, perhaps Gov. Marshall will not consid
er it a political question and will try to earn
that $3,000 by helping the farmers of his
own State and city. FARMER.
Mr. FilUbury Admits That the Bratt Ket
[Red Wing Republican.1
A convention of farmers at Minneapolis
appointed a committee to procure a trial be
tween the brass testers used in grading wheat
and the sealed half bushel owned by Henne
pin county. "Wheat was tested at three mills.
At one miil the tester made tbe wheat 521
pounds to the bushel, the half bushel 52jz
at another mill the tester 59% pounds, the
half bushel 60 at the third mill the tester 57
pounds, the half bushel 58^.
Mr. C. A. Pillsbury, a 1 ading miller, want
ed the examination continued for a day, and
said if the result was again*- the testers he
would throw them away. Mr. Pillabary ad
mitted that the manner of filling the tester
will make a differeuce of one pound to tbe
bushel. That statement accounts for the
fact that in comparison with the half bushel
the tester sometimes gives larger and some
times smaller figures.
The Little Lying Dispatch Will Help Don
[Red Wing Argus.]
338S IT -ffgruiSg ^i^piiiB^ifMii
The latest addition to the political litera
ture of this district is thu sending of a re
porter to Hastings who has been busily hunt
ing up every transaction that Mr. Donnelly
was engaged in twenty odd years ago, and
parading these discoveries in tbe Dispatch.
as if they had anything to do with the real
questions at issue between the.Republicans
and Democrats. To say the least it would
seem as if the transactions that to^k ploe
that long ago ought to be ontiawed by this
time. Did it ever occur to the Dispatch that
there might be two sides to these yarns, or is
the reporter only instructed to trace up only
that which looks crooked? We mistake the
voters of that district if such publications do
not increase Mr. Donnelly's vote in Novem
[St. Charles Times.]
That "little brass kettle" and the swindles
practiced by "Washburn's wheat ring are
telling fearfully against Washburn, and his
chances for being branded with an M. C. for
less. j,'* i 1,%
I give the Farmer the Lowest Grade hit,
sfe^ /or TTWr Minneapolis MitU, in a tmri ufli
-uVT5i:^%.^*S^ "t^l^^W"^*^.: "-A Pioneer Prat, OeU 18. -v
*TACK FROST GETTING TBE BETTER
The Battle with the Plauge Rearing ilg
EndRefusers Returning to Memphis,
the Howards Disbanding- and Physicians
from Abroad Returning to Their Home*
The Central Belief Committee Closes ifcj
LaborsMortuary Reports from the
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21.Alexander Dal
scheimer, a well-known attorney, native of
Natchez, Miss., died to-day. He was taken
with yellow fever about a month ago, and died
of complications resulting therefrom.
The Orleans Central relief committee closed
their labors to-day. Since the organiza
tion they have issued 100.440 rations. Tbe
Silent Mission relief committee return sincere
thanks to the unknown friends, the true, silent
missionaries in Philadelphia. New York and
Boston for valuable and timely aid. St. Mat
thew, chapter 6, verses 1 and 4.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21.S. H. Alley, Western
Union operator at Pascougla, died this morning
from yellow fever.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21.Applications for re
lief to the Young Men's Christian association,
66 Howards, 300' mostly old cases not hereto4,
fore entered on the books. The Peabody asso
ciation to-day issued 52,200 rations.
MEMPHI S, Oct. 21.The city baa been
thronged with people to-day, many being refu
gees who returned thinking that after the frosts
that have fallen all danger is past. Th greater
number, however, were parties applying for re
lief, which, after the 25th inst., will'cease to be
extended to all able-bodied persons. Th
board of health has not officially announce.! the
city as being safe for absentees to return. To
the contrary, they are all warned to remain
Eight deaths from yellow fever are officially
reported for the past twenty--our hoi-rs ending
at 6 o'clock to-night. Te additional inter
ments were made by undertakers of parties
who died bevond the city limits.
Eighteen physicians of the Howard medical
corps report 23 ne* cases, 7 in the city and 16
in tho suburbs.
R. M. Mitchell, medical director of the How
ard association, to-night partly disbanded hia
corp., by relieving from duty nineteen of the
physicians from abroad, and all local physi
cians in the city. Th Savannah, Ga., delega
tion of physicians depart to-morrow for home
via New York.
An impromptu banquet at the Peabody hotel
waR tendered by Dr. Mitchell, to-night, to the
members of the medical corps who depart on
CINCINNATI, Oct. 21.Two more deaths from
yellow ff ver have occurred at Gallipolis, O.,
Joseph Skinner, a farmer, and 8amue! Curry,
a young lad. There are six cases convalescent.
A heavy frost put in an appearance, and there
will probably be no further spread of the dis
HAMILTON. Ont., Oct. 21.An influential
meeting was held t-day to take steps to render
aid to the yellow fever Bufferers. A thousand
dollars was subscribed and ward committees
appointed to canvass the city. The churches
wiil be asked to take up special collections. A
collection of the Chnrch of the Ascension yes
terday, amounting to $350, was devoted to that
AT OTHEK POINTS.
LITT LE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 21.Weather turn
ing warmer. Another death at Augusta. W.
P. Johnson, of the firm of Wilkerson & John
son, leading merchants, died last night.
recently made a trip from Augusta to Newport
on the ill-fated steamer Ruth.
BATON ROUGE, Oct. 21.New cases. 61 deaths,
six for two days.
DONALDSONVIULE, Oct. 21.Ascension parish,
total rases, 1,091 deaths, 148.
LEBANON CHUECH, Oct. 21.Three new cases
no deaths. AT ST. LOUI S, Oct. 21.Eight new cases
tkree deaths tbe past two days.
PEABLINQTON, Oct. 21.One new case and one
CLINTON, La., Oct. 21.Eighteen new cases
at Riley's and Martin's, including Drs. Corert
and Bntterfield. Dr. Covert is dangerously ill.
Dr. Sander*, resident physician, reports two
cases in Clinton to-day. Total cases io date
forty-nine. Deaths nine. Nurses from New Or
leans and Baton Rouge have arrived.
BEBIMACK CITY, Oct. 21.Fever increasing
rapidly and new cases malignant.
SOUTHWEST PASS, Oct. Si.No new cases or
death-* for tne last tbr^e days.
BYRAM, Oct. 21.Our secretary of relief com
mittee, A. W. Holoomb, died last night. Ta
ken sick Tuesday. N new cases.
JACKSON, Oct. 21.New cases from noon Sun
day to 6 P. M. to-daj. 89. Total cases, 315
deaths, 43. Harvey Price, a popular young
salesman, died to-day.
MOBOAN CITY, Oct. 21.Eleven new cases 4
deaths. Total cases, 590 deaths, 86.
PA SS CHBIBTIAN, Oct. 21.Eleven new cases:
YAZOO CITY, Oct. 21.Two new cases no
deaths. Cases all doing well.
BAY S T. Louis, Oct. 21.Among the deaths,
Col. W. List, vice president of the relief
commitee. Though unacclimated, he exposed
himself fearlessly to relieve his suffering fel
low citizens. I know of no example of nobler
devotion to the cause of humanity.
(Signed,) JAMESON, M.
OSYKA, Oct. 21.Have 222 cases in Osyka and
25 in the country to date. Twenty-eight deaths
in town, six in the country. Th deaths and
three cases the past twenty-four hours.
PATTEBSONVILLE. Oct. 21.On Friday last
four new cases and one death: Saturday, five
new cases Sunday, eight new cases. Th cool
weather of the past two days has rather checked
the spread or modified th~ type of tlie disease.
MOCOMB CITY, Oct. 21.Four new cases no
deaths. Total cases 14 deaths 14.
ViCKSBUBO, Oct. 21.Mercury 82 no deaths
in the city one in the country.
DELTA. Oct. 21.Number of new cases in
cluding ex-Sheriff Cramer and Maj. Cochran.
Dr. Gil land, health officer, ry low.
YAZOO CITY, Oct. 21.Fourteen cases under
treatment. On sister of mercy has black
vomit another sick.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Oct. 21.Yesterday 21 new
cases 3 deaths to-day, 12 new canes 5 deaths,
mostly in the country. Refugees continue
return and are ttrickeu dewn with fever.
Death of Bit-hop Rubeucran s.
COLUMBUS, O., OOO. 21.Uight Rev. Sylvester
H. Rosencrans, bl-hop ot Coiumbns, died at
10:30 to-night of hemorrhage of the lungs. He
was taken quite ill yesterday, losing much
blood, but to-night was thought to be much
better until struck with death a short time be
fore he breathed his la^t. 'Funeral not yet ar
AXL ABOUND THE GLOBE.
the Third district are growing beamifully therefrom the 3-65 bonds of the District of
The colliers of the Schuylkill, Pa., region re
sumed work yesterday.
The schooner Florence, of the Arctic expedi
tion, did not leave St. Johns until October 1L,
and ia not therefore overdue.
Montreal telegram: William Gunn Co.,
grain merchants, are in financial difficulties,
but it is thought the Bank of Montreal will
carry them through.
Patrick Butler, of Weat Fourth afreet, New
York, was killed yesterday and his wife fatally
injured by being thrown from a wagon at Fifty
ninth street and Eighth avenue.
The first mortgage bondholders of the St.
Louis, Alton & Terre Haute railroad company
have elected John S. Burns, of J. 8. Kennedy
& Co., New York, trustee in place of Robert
Attorney General Devens decides that in es
timating the capital stock of a national bank
which is liable to tax, there cannot be deducted
I Columbia, which they now own.