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"General Washburn not only happens to be
engaged SOMEWHAT in the milling busi
ness, but is also a candidate for Congress."
Bill King, Pioneer Press, October 5.
VOLUME I.
A FARMER FIGURES.
And Demonstrates the Terrific Swindle
Being Perpetrated by the
Millers.
A PRACTICAL TEST APPLIED,
Wliich Shows that the Minneapolis
Millers' Association Make From
50 Cents to 70 Cents
Per Bushel.
HE REPUDIATES WASHBURN
And Says Though He is a Republican
He Will Not Endorse Such
a Ring.
WASH.'S SWINDLING FAILURE
Inquired Into by a Republican Victim
Who Knows What He is
Talking About.
WHERE HE GOT THE MONEY
To Buy Up Voters of Third Congres
sional District.
A NUT FOR THE WASHBURN RING.
By Having No Grade of "No. 1 Hard"
Th6j Swindle Farmers Out of
17 Cents Per Biibhel.
A Socltdolaqtt" for the lii/iff.
To the Editor of the Globe.
WAVERLY, Wright County, Mine, Oct 21,
1878.I took to the station one load of
wheat which the bayar told me would hardly
go No. i Now, the threshers who threshed
my wheat pronounced my wheut aa good as
they threshed. I lofnsed to tike No. 4 price,
then 3 7 cents psr buhel. I look my load of
wheat to Winstead and had giound thiity
bushe ls of this Bame (hardly N 4) wheat,
and my returns were, 1,290 pounds of flour,
217 pounds of shorts, 270 pounds of bran.
Now, flour sold for 2% cents per pound,
making for flour, 532.25short sold $ 8
per ton, for 21 7 pouud3 worth, ?1.73 bran,
$ 6 per ton, 270 pound3, $1.60. Making a
total received for my load after grindin g,
{35.58. For qiinding I paid abo ut
10 cenls per bushel, making for grinding,
leaving clear, $32.."8 Nov, had I sold
the above wheat fo i 3 7 cents, I would have
only received 11.10, showing that I would
have been robbed by the ring, slick and
clean, of $21.43, and sti'l the leaders expect
me, and all other Republicans, to stand by
tlfo loader of thi3 notorious ring. says
he has only a sm^ll interest in a mill (taken
from his speech at Anoka), and then he has
the audacity to defend the Milleis' associa-
tion, sajing they are gentlemen. Would
have mida a better impression on his Repub-
lican friends if he told the truth and de
nounced the thieves and swindler s. They
are robbing the farmers of th mere pittance
left this haivest. But I suppose part of the
above profits he is distributing amongst cor-
rupt politicians. Very truly yours, a Repub-
lican, HENRY BUOKLE.
Washburn's Swindlina Failure.
The following communication is from a
prominent Republican who has in years past
been active in the politics of the State. It
speaks for itself:
To the Editor of the Globe.
Ask Washburn whether it wa3 not a fact
that, after he made his assignment in 187 4
or 1675, that by his management, his as
signees, in invoicing his assets, valued all his
property at flora one-fourth to one-halt more
than its real value, and then said to the
creditors, take this property at the appraise-
ment, and we will allow you par for Mr.
Washburn's paper? and did not many of
them receive it and thn sell the proceeds for
two-thirds of their original claim? and did
not his assignees in this way pay off Mr
Washburn's debts, amounting to something
over $100,000, with property that was not in
reality worth over and could not have been
sold for more than fifty or six'y thousand
dollars? and weie there not several men in
Minneapolis who bought up Mr.
Washburn's paper at from 5 0 to 7 5 cents
on the dollar, and even less, and then re
ceived this highly caluecl property at the in-
voice price, and then sold it for from 2 5 to
3 3 per cent, less than it was iece ve for?
Did not laboring men who had been to
work for Mr. Washburn all the summer,
previo us to his
ailure, and to whom was
indebted for most of their summer's ser-
vice s, have to cell their claims for what they
could realize for them in cash, in order to
live?
Did or did not Mr. Washburn, by his as
signment, virtually defraud his creditors by
in this way compelling them to take prop-
erty for much less than its value, and never
paying them, afterwards?
If all the business transactions were fair,
square, and he paid dollar for dollar on his
liabilities, and was so soon enabled to go
into business again on a grander scale than
ever, why eoulJ he not pay off all these
claims himself wilhout an assignment?
If he was so close pressed, could not meet
his liabilities, was compelled to make an as
signment, yet paid "dollar for dollar," and
had money enough left to take a trip to
Europe, spend the best part of a year's time
and much money in traveling, why was he
not able to carry on his business without an
assignment?
There are some mysterio us things in this
assignment, paying dollar for dollar, and
taking a year's trip to Europe, business,
that taking it all together makes things look
a little suspicions.
Much parade was nude through the
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f*LihmiiiiMimmHMu.'jiieJ t^w^8te^^wwittJie.'1'i
papers about that paying "dollar for dollar"
business, but Peter Wolford, S. H. Mattison,
J. K. and H. G. Sidle and David Syme could
tell different facta about the matter and tell
how much they realized from thfeir claims
they had against the honorable candidate for
Congress.
Did not Mr. Washburn tell a prominent
Republican, after hia return from Europe,
that it was nobody's dd business whose
money ho spent going to Europe? and if the
laborers in his employ were foolish enough
to Bell their claims against him for less than
their face, rather than take what was offered
them, he did not care a cuss for them.
"With these facts of the assignment tran
saction, so much winked at, yet dark behind
the curtain in fact, transactions by the pine
land ring, in which W. D. figures so largely,
and the millers association, and last but not
least one of the most dangerous political
rings that can exist, of which W. D. Wash
burn is at the head, the people of the Third
district, irrespective of party, should consid
er well who they vote for for their next
Congressman. A EEFUBLICAN.
Will the Ring Respond?
To the Editor of the Globe.
ST. PAUL, Oct. 22.From this morning's
Pioneer Press I quote their Milwaukee quo
tations as follows:
No. lhard
No.i Difference
$1 01 84
yj
Seventeen cents per bushel more for No. 1
hard than for No. 1.
The enqniry is respectfully submitted, has
the Minneapolis Millers' association any
grade known as No. 1 hard?
the Minneapolis Millers' association
desire the farmers to know that more than
one-half of all the wheat sold on the lines of
the St. Paul & Pacific and Noithern Pacific
railroads, including all grades, will sell for
No. 1 hard either in St PafB or Milwaukee?
Why do the Minneapolis Millere' associ-
ation pay 1 0 cents more per bushel for some
grades of wheat on lines .f the Northern
Pacific aid Minnesota Westera railway,
than they do on main and branch lines of
the St Paul & Pacific railroad?
A early and comprehensive reply to the
foregoing conundrums is respectfully so-
licited. Yours truly,
LEONABD HODGES.
THE .ELECTRIC LIGHT.
Edison, Asserts A{/aln that He Has Dis
covered JJow to Practically Divide the
Electric Liaht.
[New York" Herald.]
The tierce denunciations of the gas com
panies at the latest discovery of Mr. Edison,
have produced no effect on the serenity of
the Menlo Park hboratory. When Edison
was told that eminent scientists and promi
nent gas company officials pronounced his
alleged discovery concerning the eleotric
light a sham, au offered to prove by figures
and facts that division of the electric light to
any piactical extent was impossibl e, he
smil ed imperturbably and gave orders that a
new eighty horse power engine be at once
placed in operation and that more wuikmen
be added to the number already engaged in
manufacturing the apparatus.
A Herald reporter yesterday visited the
laboratory to learn the progress of the in
ventio n. Mi. Edison had gone to New
York, and was not expected back until
night. His numerous workmen, however,
were busily engaged at their different plaes.
O the door leading to the laboratory the
repoiter noticed a large placard announcing
that there was positively no admittance. I
bei ng such a striking departure from the
usual freedom hitherto accorded all who vis
ited the place, he asked an assistant the
cause of the prohibition. "It' on
account of th electric light," said
the young man. "Since it became known
that Mr. Edison had made his discovery, the
laboratory has been thronged at nearly all
hours of the day with visitors anxious to see
it. W were obliged to close the doors be
cause the foreign paten ts have not yet been
heard fro m. I a coup le of weeks, however,
perhaps less, all will be free again, and then
tho skeptics may see for themselves but un
til then nobody will be allowed to see it."
"But scientific men say that the thing is
impossible," observed the leporter.
"And so they said the quadruplex telegraph
was impossible,"' answered the assi-tant.
"Why, when Mr Edison announced
that he had succeeded in sending
four messages on one wire at the
same time in opposito directions, scientific
men laughed outright and called him a mad
man. Again, when he said that he could
talk through a telegraph wire, and in proof
of the same showed his telephone, they
would not believe it until they tried it over
and over again, and found it as he said and
again, when said he would make it repro
duce the human voice, they once more called
him crazy. But, notwithstanding all they
said, the phonograph, the telephone and the
quadrupl ex are to-day admitted facts. Let
them say what they please," continued the
assistant, "we, who know what Mr. Edison is
doing, are satisfied that he has succeeded."
A a late hour the professor returned from
New York. The reporter met him at the de
pot and asked him how he was progressing
with the practical division of the electric
light. "Everything is going along all right,"
answered the inventor.
"Have you heard what scientific men say
abo ut it?" asked the reporter.
"What do they say?" inquired the in
ventor.
'That it i3 impossible."
"Well, we will see," was Mr. Edison's
smiling rejoinder, as he prepared to go.
"They say that the electric light will not
bear subdivision except at an enormous sa
rifice of illuminating power," continued the
writer.
"There is no sacifice of power in this dis
covery," answered the inventor. "Those
who are denouncing it as impossible are
predicating on what they have not seen and
do not understand. The invention is a new
departure. I believe that I have succeeded
beyond all doubt. I a little while all who
doubt it may see for themselve s. The as
sertions that are made in opposition are
based on systems that have been tried and
found defective. I a little whi le I will light
up all the houses in Menlo park, and then
scientific men can, if they desire, come and
see. A present, however, I can say no more
than that we are bard at woik on it in the
laboratory and mean to lose no time." Bid
ding the reporter good night the inventor
then hurried to his laboratory.
A family of emigrants, on the way to Texa
camped over night in Sedalia, Mo. I the
morning the man packed all the things in the
wagon to continue the journey, except his aged
mother-in-law, whom he left at the side of the
road. However, a mob compelled him to take
her along. Down with Washburn and the win
dling bran kettle*!
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THE SWINDLING KETTLE
AX EFFORT TO DIVERT ATTENTION
FROM THE MAIN ISSUE.
It Is Not the Accuracy of tho Kettle, but
the Way it is BandiedA Pat Job
on the Fanners by the "Washburn Ring.
The Hennepin county grangers last week ap
pointed a committee to investigate the
swindling brass kettles and report.
The committee made one test and reported
showing a difference of from one to two and a
half pounds per bushel between the brass ket
tles and the half bushel. The same committee
now makes another test and reports as follows:
the Farmers' Convention of Hennepin
Counnty:
The undersigned, members of the committee
appointed by your convention on Monday, the
14th inst., to compare the brass tester used by
the Millers' asssciation with the sealed half
bushel in the possession of the county, respect
fully beg leave to reoorfc that in accordance
with their instructions they provided them
selves with a pair of scales verified by the
county treasurer, and the sealed half bushel
belonging to the county, and made tests as fol
lows
FIRST TEST.
The wheat by the first teat weighed fifty
eight pounds and thirteen ounces by the sealed
half-bushel. the tester, fifty-eight pounds
and twelve ounces.
SECOND TEST.
Weight by half-bushel, fifty-four pounds and
one ounce tester, the same.
THIED TEST.
the half-bushel, fifty-five pounds and
twelve ounces tester, the same.
FOT/BTH TEST.
the half-bushel, fifty-five pounds and ten
ounces tester, fifty-five pounds.
FIFTH TEST.
the sealed half-bushel, fifty-six pounds
and three ounces tester, the same.
Whenever difference existed between the
tester- and the half bushel, we found that it
was occa ioned by dirty wheat, which inter
fered with the filling of the tester. But in all
cases of clean wheat, the half bushel and tester
being filled uniformly, the results were the
same, and vindicated the correctness of the
tester. W are theretore of the opinion that in
the case of clean grain the tester used by the
millers is correct, giving the exact weight of
the grain in accordance with the sealed half
bushel in possession of the county.
We also examined the inspector's books, and
found that in grading the wheat he has given
No. 2 grade to wheat weighing 55% pounds to
the bushel, substituting only from two to
thiee pounds to the bushel for the deficiency
in weuht. Thus by throw irrg in two or three
pounds to tho bushel, the farmers have re
ceived No. 2 grade for wheat which under the
rules would be graded as No. 3
Respectfully, JAS. HAMILTON,
J. SCHOFIELD,
A. BENSON.
There is undoubtedly a history relative to
this test and the report in question. Th tesj
appears to have been a secret affair and manip
ulated by the ring, but even then
they could not secure a report which
makes the little brass swindler accurate, as out
of five tests the committee certify that the
brass kettle was twice a fraud.
As the GLOBS has already explained, such a
te*t proves nothing. Th brass kettles can
probably be used honestly but they arc suscep
tible of manipulation. I a committee should
meet and solemnly announce that the kettles
are made of brass, would that
hlp the ring thieves? Th swindle is in the
handling of the kettle, and the small size
enables the expert to ch'jat
on the grade, as it
would be impossible to do with a half bushel,
or by the pound. We have given repeated in
stances where the same wheat went different
grades in diffeicnt testeis, and even in the
same tester at different times, proving that the
tiick is iu the manipulation. Take this instance:
Levi Bailey wished to ascertain the grade and
the best maiket for his wheat. accordingly
took a sack and went to Langdon, on the
M. & St. railroad. Here it was put in the
accurate brass kettle and went 55 lbs., which
would make it No 8. Then he took the
same wheat to a warehouse at Newport and
applied the brass kettle, and*it went 57 pounds,
giving him No. 2. Then he went to the New
port elevator and again that infallible brass
kettle was applied and it went 59 pounds, but
the agent explained that his tester showed a
pound too much and that 58 pounds was all he
could allow him. This gave him No. 1 grade.
Here were three of these accurate little jokers
giving different weights.
We could continue such illustrations almost
indefinitely, but it is unnecessary. Th peo
ple understand the game of the Washburn
gang of swindlers and robbers, and cannot
have dust thrown in their eyes by tho howl of
the ring organs over this report. N committee
can or will report that an expert cannot steal a
grade by the use of the swindling brass kettle.
That is notorious and has been conclusively
proved.
The swindling brass kettle, and Washburn,
must go.
THE CAMPAIGN.
Mr. Donnelly's Successful Meetings, and
Marshall's Fizzles.
g*^ Mr. Donnelly at Elh River.
To the Editor of the Globe.
ELK RIVER, Oct. 22.Music hall was well
filled yesterday, to hear Mr. Donnelly on
the financial questions of the hour. That
time-serving, gaseous Hicks had been here a
short time previo us and edified a few of the
Washburnites (chief among whom was that
lilliputian who so ably misrepresented this
district in the State Senate last winter), in
his usual characteristic style of falsehood,
misrepresentation and billingsgate. Mr.
proceeded in a calm and dignified man
ner to demolish this trickster, which he did,
I a sure, to the entire satisfaction of all
who heard him. The impression made was
a good one, and one that will last till the
contest closes at the ballot box. The change
now being effected by the convincing logic
of Mr Donnelly is not a mire temporary
thing, but permanent, enduring, and thouh
success may not crown his efforts in this
campaign, on this defeat, by money and
falsehood, the friends of the cause for which
he is devoting th best energies of a noble
manhood, will reform for a complete victory
with him a3 their leader. But, mark you,
Mr. is not on the failing side. Success is
tos, and he deserves it. Let the GLOBE
loose, and our district wi ll feel proud of its
achievement. E W HABVEY.
Marshall's Fitslc.
[Correspondence of the Globe.]
STILLWATE B, Oct. 21.Wm. It. Marshall,
who draws a salary from the htato to Btump
for Washburn, was i Mari ne a few days ao
and could not get enough together to hold a
meeting. then went to Cottage Grove
where he had a ve ry small audience, and at
its conc.usion they cheered for Donnelly.
Donnelly at Princeton.
TSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
PRINCETON, Minn., Oct. 22.Donnelly and
Major Newson spoke here to-night to an im
mense audience, the largest ever assembled in
MilleLacs county. The utmost enthusiasm
prevailed.
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1ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, -OCTOBER 23, 1878.
WASHINGTON NOTES.
Estimates for the Land Office$75,000 for
Prosecuting the. Timber ThievesMiscel
laneous. 111*5/
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.The commissioner of
the general land office has transmitted to the
secretary of the interior reduced estimates of
the amounts needed by him th next fiscal
year. They aggregate about $1,33&J in
cluding $75,000 to prevent depredations on
timber lands, $200,000 for surveying public
lands, etc., and for salaries and expenses of
surveyor generals' offices, and $47,000 for
salaries of registers and receivers and other
expenses of local land offices throughout the
country. Th estimate for salaries of em
ployes of the general land office is $307,140, an
excess $86,780 over the amount appropriated
for the current year.
I explanation of this increase Commissioner
Williamson states the present clerical force is
not half large enough, nor is there half the
necessary room in which to transact the busi
ness of the bureau in a satisfactory manner.
A SUCCESS.
Information has been received at the mint
bureau that the recent order for the purchase
gold bullion at Charlotte, N and Den
ver, Col., is a complete success.
ANOTHEB FAIR.
President Hayes, accompanied by Secretary
Sherman, will leave Washington to-morrow
night to visit the Cumberland, Md., fair on
Thursday, returning that day.
ESTIMATES.
Tho cabinet was in session to-day. Th
heads of the several departments presented
estimates for the next ^iscal year which were
reduced to the lowest figures possible view
of the falling off in revenues. Th aggregate
amount required will not vary materially from
the appropriations made for the present fiscal
year with the exception of the deficiency in
the post-office department, and increased ex
penditure in the Indian office.
APPOINTMENT.
Surgeon Winthrop Taylor has been ap
pointed surgeon general of the navy in place
of Surgeon Grier, retired.
The President has approved Chan. Tal
nadge postmaster at West Union, Iowa. Th
Presicent has pardoned Jacob Carver, late post
master at Warsaw, Ky., convicted of opening
letters.
Church Gatherings in Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 22.The Foreign Christian
missionary society commences its annual meet
i ng in this city to-morrow at the Central Chris
tian church. The report of the executive com
mittee will be presented at the first session as
a basis of business. I the evening an address
on foieign missions Hill be delivered by Rev.
It. Moffatt, of Cleveland. Th anniversary of
the general Christian missionary convention
will be held on Thursday afternoon,
and on the evening of the same day
the Christian Woman's board of mi-sions will
meet annual session. The General Christian
missionary convention, colored, will also hold
its first session commencing to-morrow after
noon. These various bodies will continue in
spssion during the remainder of the week.
There are indications of a very large attend
ance and that the exercises will be unusually
interesting.
Kansas Pacific Railroad Receiver.
S T. LOUI S. Oct. 22.A telegram from Leaven
worth, Ks., to Kansas Pacific railway headquar
ters here, says: Sylvester Smith, auditor of
the Kansas Pacific road under the late receivers,
was appointed receiver of that road by the
United States court to-day, vice Cailos B.
Greely, resigned, and Villard removed. Th
appointment of Mr. Smith is made in pui
suance of a request to t^court, signed by A.
Williams, attorney of tn Kansas Pacific rail
road, Hitchcock, Lubke & Player, solicitors for
complainants, Wallace Pratt, attorney for the
Denver extension bondholders, and T. A. Hurd,
attorney for Adolphus Meyer, constituting all
the representatives of complainants and de
fendants the case.
Grand Encampment of Odd Fellows.
NASHVILLE, Oct. 22.The grand encampment
of Odd Fellows elected the following grand of
ficers: Marcus Jones, Memphis, grand patri
arch T. Smiths m, Pulaski, grand high priest
J. Bardy, Spencer, grand senior warden J.
R. Has well, Nashville, grand secretary W. A.
Barry, Nashville, grand treasurer G. W. Greg
ory, Newbern, grand junior warden Robert
Thompson, Nashville, grand representative to
the grand lodge of the United States.
Resolutions were adopted favoring tho pas
sage of the law by the grand lodge of the
United States looking towards a system of
mutual endowment also favoring the consoli
dation of the grand lodge and grand encamp
ment.
A Defeat for Jay Gould.
CHICAGO* Oct. 22.The particulars have be
come known here concerning the lease of the
Denver & Rio Grande railroad by the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa road for thirty years. Th
lease takes effect December 1st. Th Denver
& Rio Grande receives 43 per cent, of the gross
earnings, decreasing 1 per cent, yearly, and
will receive 37 per cent, from the seventh to
the fourteenth year. The Sa Juan silver
mine3 are to be opened through the Grand Can
non of Arkansas, and the ultimate design is to
connect with the Kansas Pacific. This trans
action is regarded as a defeat of Jay Gould,
and warm competition with the Union Pacific
for freight traffic is piedicted.
Railroad Reorganization.
DETBOrr, Oct. 22.The first steps towards
reorganizing the Detroit & Milwaukee railroad,
by the purchasers, were taken to-day by the
appointment of Frederick Broughton, of the
Great Western railway, as general manager Jas.
H. Mmr, secretary Alfred White, assistant to
general manager S. R. Calloway, superintend
ent Geo. Masson, engineer Jno. S. Lorimer,
storekeeper. Thos. Tandy, assistant first agent
of the Great Western, was appointed to the
same position at the Detroit & Milwaukee
headquarters at Detroit 'Wm. Firth, gen
eial outdoor passenger agent. Th name of
the reorganized company Will probably be* the
Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee railway.
Interesting Running at Pimlico.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 22.At Pimlico to-day the
mile dash was won by Sunlight, Finesse second,
Jcannette Murray third time, 1:45. Th two
mile race was won by Duke of Magenta, Bon
nie Wood second, Spartan third time, 3:41.
The steeple case, mile and a half, was wo by
Disturbance, Lillie Daly second, Dalgasian
third time, 4:19. Fourth race, two mile heat,
won by Bushwhacker, Princeton second, the
rest out of the race after the second heat,
which was won by Prineeton time, 3:36,
3-3S^,3.38
A Speedy Threo Year Old Colt".
LEXINGTON, Oct. 22.The stallion Admin
istrator, owned by G'-o. Stevens, of Dion,
N. Y., was speeded over th* Lexington track
to-day in 2:29 Th Cincinnati trotting
wonder, Maud O, three years old, without a
iecord, was speeded in 2:22%. A high wind
was blowing in the faces of the horses.
More Victims.
BOSTON, Oct. 22.Cornelius Sullivan died
last night from injuries received in the Wolas
ton disaster, maki ng twenty deaths in all.
Thomas Mahony. oarsman, Lowell, died to
day of injuries received in the Wolaston disas
ter, making twenty-one deaths.
The Dominion ministry.
TOHONTO, Ont., Oct. 22 Senator Wilmot, of
New Brunswick, will be president of the sen
ate and member of the government without a'
portfolio.
The Bev. George Muller, of Bristol, England
has issued the annnal report of his institution
from which it appears that the expenses amount
ing to $210,000 have been a little more than me
by the donations. Since the institutions were
founded $3,920,000 have been received without
any personal appeals.
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EUROPEAN EVENTS.
THE EASTERN QUESTION AGAIN DE-
CIDEDLY MIXED.
A Bnewal of the "War Thought Possible
by Lord NorthcoteRussian Army Fur-
loughs Limited in Number and Time-
Fresh Complications in the Settlement
of the Roumellan Question Business
Stagnation in England Miscellaneous
Old World News.
COMPLICATIONS.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 22.Fears are ex
pressed in diplomatic circles that the Eastern
Roumelian commission will encounter great
obstacles from Russia, the Porte and the Bul
garian inhabitants. Russia is resolved to
maintain the present administration until her
troops have evacuated the provinces. Th
Porte insists on assuming the financial admin
istration, subject only to the supervision
the commission, and the Bulgarians continue
agitation in favor of annexation to Bulgaria.
The intended withdrawal of the British fleet
from the vicinity of Galbpoli has been aban
doned in consequence of recent movements of
the Russians.
Bessarabia was surrendered to Russia Mon
day.
WAB NOTES.
LONDO N, Oct. 22.A telegram from Bombay
states the government is offering free passage
home to families of officers engaged in active
service. I is thought, however, that the ad
vance into Afghanistan will be impossible for
some time. Fever is steadily increasing among
the troops stationed at Jamrood and encamped
on the frontier.
ITALIAN CABINET CKISIS.
ROME, Oct. 22.Prime Minister Coiroli, to
day, informed King Humbert that the whole
cabinet had resigned. Th king protested
warmly against their action, and declared that
even if the cabinet persisted in resigning he
would charge Signor Cairoh with the formation
of another cabinet. Signor Grispi.publishes a
letter attacking the cabinet for humiliating
Italy in the eyes of Europe. This increases
Cairoli's difficulties.
FUBLOUGHS LIMITED.
LONDO N, Oct. 22.A Berlin dispatch s.iys the
czar has issued an unkase ordering that mili
tary furloughs shall only be granted for par
ticularly urgent reasons, and in any case not to
extend beyond February.
EENEWAL OF WAH.
Sir Stafford Nor. hcote, chancellor of the ex
chequer, speaking at Wowerhampton, admitted
that he was not able to say that he was sure
tnere would not be a renewal of war. I was
impossible to ignoie the past, he said, that dif
ficulties were being raised against the execu
tion of certain paits of the treaty of Berlin.
WILL NOT WITHDRAW.
LONDO N, Oct. 22.A dispatch from Constan
tinople says Prince Habanoff informed Safvet
Pasha on Monday that the Russians will not
retreat from their present positions at Midia,
Visa, Hull, Baurgas and Tchlifiik Koi, until
to me arrangement is made concerning Chris
tian fugitives .who are following the Russian
army. The Turks are close to these points and
have a strong force at Tchorlu. I is not true
that the Russians hold Tchataldja. Prince
Habanoff likewise reiterated the statement
that the Russians will not quit Adrianople un
til after the signing of a definite treaty.
EDSSIAN TBOOPS.
LONDON, Oct. 22.A dispatch from Constan
tinople contains the following: Th bulk of
the Russian forces in Bulgaria aro moving
southward. Russian infantry alone in Eastern
Roumeha already number 80,000 men. Anoth
er army corps is near Constantinople. There
are 15,000 men in Adrianople. Between Octo
ber 14th and 19th, 13,700 returning Turkish
prisoners were landed in Bosphorus.
A Blight difficulty has occurred with Persia,
which is pressing for the immediate surrender
of the province of Khotoura.
A Bulgarian insurrectionary movement is re
ported in the district of Seres near Salonica.
The Porte has confirmed the arrangement with
the Cretans except in regard to one minor
point.
A TABirr AND INC02IE TAX.
S T. PETERSBURG, Oct. 22 The Journal De
St. Petersburg Btates in consequence of tho in
crease in uncovered note issue during the war
by 500.000,000 roubles, a taiiff is to be raised
of 15 per cent, and an income tax introduced.
I exhorts the people to improve agricultural
exporta so as to compete with the United
States.
NOT SETTLED.
A Vienna dispatch says the most essential
points in the definitive treaty between Russia
and Turkey, namely, the war indemnity and
time for withdrawal of Russian troops, are
still unsettled.
INDEMNITY.
The St. Petersburg Golos says it is considered
that the demand for the immediate payment of
'3,000,000 roubles is probable.
ACCEPTED.
LONDON, Oct. 22.A Vienna dispatch saya it
is expected that at a meetixg of the Reichsrath
to-day Baron Vo Pretiscognado will inform
the house that the resignation of the ministry
has been accepted, and has been charged with
the formation of a new cabinet.
THE PROGRAMME.
VIENNA, Oct. 22.Baron Von Pretiscognado
explained his programme to a meeting of the
constitutional party, and declared if they did
not accept it he would renounce the attempt to
form a cabinet. Th programme opposes an
advance on Novi Bazar, and promises the
utmo st possible reduction of expenditures. I
says tho cost of the administration of Bosnia
and Herzegovinia will be defrayed by the
provinces themselves, aud from the beginning
of 1880 occupation will cease as soon as order
is permanently established and the whole cost
recovered.
BC33IA AT HIS BACK.
LONDO N, Oct. 22.A dispatch from Simla
says the viceroy's native emissary, who has just
returned from Cabul, considers the ameer has
been with difficulty induced to take his rresent
course by substantial offers from the Russian
envoy, who was still at Cabul when the emissary
left.
SOCIALIST PROSECUTIONS.
PARIS, Oct. 22.The trial of eight persons
arrested for the recent attempt to hold a so
cialist workingmens' congress has commenced.
The prosecution alleges the prisoners had re
lations with foreign socialists.
ULTBAMONTANES.
BERLI N, Oct. 22.The North German Gazette,
commenti ng upon Ultramontane opposition to
the Socialist bill, declares that so long as the
Ultramontane party in the reichstag forms a
centre around which all elements blindly hos
tile to the institution of the empire and Prus
sia group themselves, e\ ery attempt to termin
ate kulturkampf by a peaceable Understanding
must remain fruitless notwithstanding the
best of intentions on the part of the Vatican.
TROUBLE FOB JOHNNY BULL.
LONDON, Oct. 22.It is stated that Cetyways,
a poweiful chief of the Zula Kaffirs, will short-
ly open hostihtiea against the British.
ville third.
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CAaiBaiDQESHTBE STAKES. i
LONDON, Oct. 22.The race for the Cam
bridgeshire stakes to-dav at Newmarket was
won by Isonemy Clementine second, La Mer-
BU3INESS DEPRESSIONS.
LONDO N, Oct. 22.The Clyde shipwrights
have accepted a reduction of seven per cent, on
their wages.
The limited liability cotton spinning com
pany of Oldham and Ashton under the Tyne
districts, make reports of the last quarter's
business of thirty companies. On company
pays a dividend of 4 per cent, per annum.
Nine report very small margins of profits, and
twenty report losses, some serious. A, further
reduction of wages is threatened.
AUSTRIAN BUDGET.
VrENNArOct. 22.The Austrian budget for
1879 estimates a deficit of 15,307,740 florins,
which it is proposed to cover by an issue of
gold rentes or by an addition^) the floating
LIABILITIES.
LONDON, Oct. 22.The liabilities of Oouper,
Scott & Co., of Glasgow, whose failure was an
nooneeoyfliterday, 1 8 about 20,000.
BURSTING BUSINESS.
The Leading Dry Goods House of St. Louis
Goes UnderLarge Numbers of mourn
ers I New York CityOther Failures and
Contractions.
S T. LOUI S, Oct. 22.It is reported that Dodd,
Brown & Co., one of the largest wholesale dry
goods houses in the city, has suspended. Par
ticulars not obtainable at present.
S T. LOUI S, Oct. 22.No particulars ca a be
obtained here of the failure of Dodd, Brown 4
Co. Mr. Dodd declines to make any statement
of liabilities or assets until his partner, Mr.
Brown, who is route from New York, arrives
here. I may be stated, however, that the
cause of suspension is inability to make col
lections of country customers.
NEW -YORK, Oct. 22.The 'suspension of
Dodd, Brown Sc Co., St. Louis, caused much ex
citement in the dry goods trade of this city as
the greater portion of liabilities are in Ne
York. The following is a partial list of credit
ore in this city and the amount due them by
the suspended firm: Clafim
& Co., $100,000 Whitney & Collins,
$75,000 Strong & Co., 25,000 Ja Langdon
& Co., $18,000 George C. Richardson, *10,
800 Uenny, Paar & Co., $12,000 Corfin,
Attimus & Co., $12,000 LewiB Bros. & Co.,
$30,000 Hunt, Cat in & Co., $4,000 Lawrence
& Co., $10,000 Dnning. Milhken & Co., $16,
000 Woodward & Co., $17,000 C. Barthalow
& Co., $25,000 John Blade & Co.. $2,000 Ba
con, Baldwin & Co.. $20,000 Berry, Wendell
& Co., $10,000 Pomroy & Piummer, $10,000
Richard Izelin & Co., $15,000
Butterfield & Co, $8,000 Keyser,
Townsend & Co, $4,000 E R. Madge & Co.,
$17,000 Faulkner, Page & Co., $iO,0(M) E N.
& W. Sailor, $3,500 Aufmondt & Co.,
$5,000: Nower, Haines & Thomas, $32,000 Law,
Harnman & Co., $5,000 Brooks. Miller & Co,
$5,000 Kibbee, Chaffee & Shreve, $2,000
Wright, Bliss & Tobian, $7,000 Van Valkm
burgh, Hewitt & Co., $30,000 Parker, Wilder
&Co $22,000 Iibby & Co., $9,000
Whitman & Phelps, $6,500 Whitemore. Peet &
Post, $15,500 Brown, Jones & Co., $10,000
W. Changley & Co., $2,500 Woodward & Bald
win, $15,000.
Many of the above figures are said to be
below the actual amounts.
The Bulletin says the liabilities it is thought
will reach $L,500,000, but no exact information
on the point can yet be obtained. The greater
part of the indebtedness is due to Now York
and mills represented here. A the office of
the farm, No. 71 Thomas street, a reporter was
informed that Mr. Brown had left the city tor
St. Louis in order to make up the books and
prepare a complete statement of the condition
of affairs. Until that is finished no definite
information could be had legarding the liabil
ities or assets. At a rough estimate, however,
the representative thought the liabilities would
amount fiom 81,250,000 to $1,500,000, piob
ably not exceeding tho latter, and the great
bulk of indebtedness was du in Ne York
When a full statement was completed he said
Blr. Brown would again return to this city and
place their affairs before a full meeting of cred
itors for their action.
CLOSED ITS DOORS.
CHICAGO, Oct. 22.An Auburn, Indiana, spec
ial says: The First National bank, which lost
so heavily by its absconding treasurer Hazzard,
has closed and will go into liquidation.
CAPITAL REDUCED.
CLEVELAND, Oct. 22.In view of the very
heavy tax imposed on the bank capital of this
city, the Merchants National bank at a meeting
of stockholders this morning reduced the cap
ital fro=m 81.200.000 to 4800.000. $1,200,00 0 to $800,000
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
A Cincinnati rather Lays Down His Life to
Save His Daughter from a Building-De
structive Prairie Fires in NebraskaMis
cellaneous Criminal Notes.
DESTRUCTIVE PRAIRIE FIRES.
CHICAGO, Oct. 22.A dispatch from Omaha
says: Destructive prairie fires aro raging near
Kearney along tho line of the Omaha & Re
publican Valley railroad, in Polk county, and
other sections of Nebraska. The northeast por
tion of the State is suffering most severely.
The losses will be immense to property. Seven
persons have been burned to death and a con
siderable number of others seriously burned.
Particulars cannot be learned yet.
FATALLY BURNED.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 23.Early this morning the
dwelling of Michael Renter, at the foot of
Price's hill, burned. Renter, upon awakening,
ran up stairs to rescue his little daughter. I
doing so he was obliged to pass directly through
the flames. found her with her night dress
burning, and, grasping her in hiB arms, forced
his way back through the flames and reached
the ground in safety. The child was badly
burned around her face and arms. Reuter re
ceived what will Drobably prove fatal injuries,
both arms being burned almost to the bone,
the flesh scorched off his back, and his whiskers
singed off. Loss on the house about $2,000.
BAILEOAD COLLISION.
BABBI E, Out., Oct. 22.Two trains on the
Hamilton & Northwestern railroad collided near
here to-day. Bo th engines and several cars
were wrecked and three employes seriously in
jured. Loss, $35,000.
THE DEADLY POKER.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22.Conrad Ho*gan, bar
keeper, struck with a poker last night by Chas.
Bungey, died this morning. Bungey arrested.
claims he did it in self-defence. The par
ties live in Allegheny.
NEW ORLEANS INDICTMENTS.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22.The grand jury to
day indicted Lonis 0'Grady and Matthew
Gaenni for the murder of Patsey Jones, on the
24th of August, and Joseph Dickson, negro, for
the murder of John Smith, colored, on Septem
ber 9th. Several accused before the criminal
court, who were out on bond, have died of yel
low fever during the vacation.
STAGE ROBBED.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22.A GalveBton News
special says: The Fort Worth stage, leaving
here this morning for Weatherford, was stopped
fifteen miles east of the latter place by two
masked me n. The mail pouches were cut open
and their contents rifled, and one male and two
female passengers stripped of their valuables.
The amount obtained by the highwaymen is
unknown.
PLANING MILL BURNED.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 22.The planing mill corner
Third and John streets, owned by Smi th &
Williamson, burned to-night. Loss, $12,060
fully insured.
DETROIT, Oct. 22.A fire at Bay City this
morning destroyed Lamont's planing mill.
Loss, $11,000 uninsured.
Distinguished Social Event at Winona.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
WINONA, Oct. 22.The marriage of Miss
Sallie, eldest daughter of Judge Wm. Mitchell,
to Mr. Nathaniel Wing, of Uniontown, Pa., was
celebrated this evening with great eclat at the
Presbyterian, church. Th ceremony was per
formed by Bev. Mr. Thomas, the pastor. Th
bride wa3 attended by six bridemaids. Th
decorations and costumes were very elegant.
A reception was held at the residence" cf Judge
Mitchell from 8 to 11 o'clock. A large number
of guests were present, the bridal gifts numer
ous and costly, and the affair is regarded as the
most distinguished event of the kind that has
ever been celebrated in this ty A midnight
the bridal party took their departure for Chi
cago on board tbePulman palace car Arizona.
"I give the Farmer the Lowest Grado his
sack contains, and submit that it is just what
^h is entitled to."Leonard Kinsell, inspector
%for Washburn Minneapolis Mills, in a card in tk$
^zPionur Press* Oct. 18.
NUMBER 282.
EUN ITS EACE.
YELLOW JACK DISAPPEARING BE
FORE JTAC2C FROST.
Only Six Deaths in Memphis Yesterday
Foreign Physicians Discharged, Cotton
Exchange Reopened, and Other Evidences
of Returning LifeThe Peabody's of New
Orleans Announce that no Further As-
sistance is NeededHonors to Returning
Physicians at LouisvilleFever Notes
from all Points.
NEW ORLEANS.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22.Weather clear, cool
and windy thermometer 65. Deaths, 46 casea
reported, 114. Total deaths, 3,773 total cases,
12,426.
Mrs. Mary Schoenberg, wife of Levi Schoen
berg, superintendent of the Jewish Widows'
aud Orphans' home, died of yellow fever. Hav
i ng charge of 114 children, she felt the weight
of the great responsibility, performing her
duty unceasingly and truly caring for the
healthy and nursing the Rick.
A man named oor, from Illinois, suicided
by morphine. Cause, fear of yellow fever.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22.Dr. Mashin, of tho
United States monitor Canonicus, leaves' to
morrow for Sturges plantation, bayou Feichein
resnonse to an application to the Howards for
a physician. Applications for relief to tho Y. M. C. A.
58 Howards 144, mostly old cases.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22.Rev. Albert Barthe,
38 years of age, pastor of the German Lutheran
church, sixth district, died to-day of ytllow
fever. His wife died of the same disease a few
days ago.
MEMPHIS.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 22.The board of health offi
cially reported six deaths from yellow fever
during the past twenty-four hours ending at 6
o'clock to-nierhfc. Thirteen physicians of the
Howard medical corps report twentj-five new
cases, twelve in the city and thirteen i tho
suburbs.
The Cotton Exchange was opened this morn
ing regularly for business, by Supt. John S.
Toof.
The government relief steamer John M.
Chambers, from Vicksbnrg, arrived to-mght at
7 o'clock. All on board reportea well. Th
steamer Colorado passed up at 6 p. M.
Weather clear and cold, with favorable pros
pects of frost.
The Charleston, 8. 0. authorities have tele
graphed that their nurses can return homo
without being subject to quarantine.
The delegations of physicians who camo
from Cincinnati and Dayton leave for home to
morrow. The Howard association are rapidly
Bending off all nurses from abroad, their ser
vices being qonsideicd no longer needed.
Six nurses were sent this morning to Somer
ville, Tenu., one to Rossville and one to Her
nando, Miss.
WELCOME TO RETURNING PH1SICIANS.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. ^2.Dr. Luke
Blackburn was publicly serenaded and wel
comed at the Gait house to-night in recogni
tion of his heroic conduct in attending the yel
low fever sick of the South. Dr. J. H. LeslL.
his assistant, was present, but Dr. Danhl
Goeber, who was also at flick man, had not re
covered sufficiently to attend Iho reception.
NO MORE Ac
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22.To generous friends,
north, east and west: Th I'eabody subsistence
association of New Orleans returns to each and
all sincere thanks for the noblo generosity ex
hibited in furnishing money and provisions for
our distressed. N fnriher funds will be re
quired.
(Signed) N. DOHUOND E, President.
Notice has been given that no inquisition will
be issued after Saturday next. Th ladies of
the Peabody auxiliary association will continue
the distribution of supplies of clothing, eic
AT OTHER POINTS.
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 22.Deaths from yellow
fever for the la6t twenty-four hours, eight, and
fourteen new cases, twclvo colored. Dr
Fraer, Baxter, Knott and Bhckfoid are im
proving rapidly.
BATON ROUGE, 0- t. 22.New cases, twenty,
eight no deaths. Weather turning cold.
WEST BATON ROUGE, Oct. 22.i'hirteen new
cases and threo deaths for the past two days.
LITT LE ROCK, Oct. 22.The State fair is
postponed to Nov 18 on account of yellow
fever. Clear and cool, thermometer, 56.
CAIRO, Oct. 22. Two new cases and OLC death
in the last twenty-four hour'.
Mayor Winteis requests the publication of
the following: "Cairo, 111., Oct. 22. '7dNo re
lief committee here recognized by or board
of health. All supplies to the sick and needy
are furnished from this olhce. (Signed) Henry
Winters, Mayor and Chair'n Board of Health."
OSYKA, Oct. 22.Four new cisee 1 death 3
very low.
GRAND JUNCTION, Tcnn. Oct. 22.One new
case to-day. Prospect of black* frost to-night.
Hepe the fever will soon bo over, for our mon
ey, meat, sugar, coffee and stimulants aro
nearly out. (Signed) M. Morris, Chief and
Treasurer Relief Committee.
CLIFTON, Oct. 22.New cases 28 deaths 3
Rain last nis ht, followed by cold winds to-day.
TANGIPAHOA, Oct. 22.New cases 2 deaths 1.
AY ST. LOUI S, Oct. 22.Seven ne// cases no
deaths.
PASS CHRISTIAN, Oct. 22.Two new cases
one death.
MCCOMB CITY, Oct. 22.Two new cases one
death.
NEW Ofli.ifANS,Oct. 22.Vicksbnrg- Clearand
cold. Thermometer 46. Prospects of a good
frost to-night. Three deaths in the city and
threo in the country to-day. Rev. Father
J. B. Moulton, at Yazoo city, is dying to-night,
and Sister Mary Lawerence is very sick. N
deaths or new cases reported. Situation at
Delta remains about the samp.
DONALDSONVILLE, Oct. 22.Three now cases
and four deaths.
Pacific Slope Items.
S AN FRANCISCO, Oct.22.The chamber of com
merce to-day considered the question of th
proposed treaty with France, and passed a reso
lution opposing a reduction in tariff on French
wines and liquors.
News x'rom tho Arctic whaling fleet to Sept.
27, is that, up to that time, not a whale had
been taken except one by the ship John How
land. Th fjsjfit is cruising about Herald
island.
John Burke, of the $35,000,000 suit no
toriety, has commenced action in the Nine
teenth district court to recover from C.
Flood, W. McKay, G. Fair and the Con
solidated Virginia Mining companv $10,500,000
i
fltock and dividends of the Csnsoli
dated Virginia company received the three
first defendants in payment for seventy feet of
mineral ground deeded by them to the com
pany at a figure alleged in excess of its valne.
I the Twelfth district conrt the $35,000,000
suit has been dismissed as to all dafendants
except Flood, McKay & Fair.
Weather To-Day.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 1 A. M.Indication for
the upper lake region partly cloudy weather,
westerly winds, generally shifting to warmer
southerly, stationary or lower pressure. For
upper Mis-issippi valley clear weather followed
by increasing cloudiness, possibly by ram
warm southerly veering to colder nortnweaterly
winds, falling followed by rising barometer.
For lower Missouri valley partly cloudy weath
er, occasional rain, variable winds, stationary
or higher temperature, rising followed by sta
tionary or falling barometer.
Speaker Randall Stoned.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22.At a political meet
ing this evening some one threw a large stone
at Speaker Randall, who was addressing the
crowd. The speaker's escape was very narrow.
Forthcoming Marriage of Samuel Tilden.
S T. LOUTS, Oct. 22.The Globe-Democrat will
announce to-morrow that Samuel Tilden is
engaged to be married to a St. Lonis belle, and
that the wedding will take place within three
months.
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