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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, in Pioneer Prees, October 6,
A JJjass Swiiullw* Which i
Equaled by Kill Wish
HOW THE SWJfcDJLK WOKKS
A Practically Demonstrated by One
oi the Victims.
NOT ONLY STEALING ON GRADE,
But Steal ng Four Bushsis Out of Forty
of the Actual Wbrat.
MODEL GAME OF MR. KlNsdSLL,
Who Always Gives the Lou est Grade
He Can Find the Load.
THE WHEAT SHYLOCK UP NORTH.
The Greeting Which He Receive fiom
the Farmers He is Robbing.
WASHBURN' AND KNUrH NELSON.
Make Snch an Im^v.'^ija t'ui Thoir
Audience Ch er for Doancllj.
llododon lies ponds.
The following communication in response
to an article in the Pioneer Press was sent
to Bill King's paper, but did net appear:
My attention has been called to an edi
torial in your issue of the 18th inst., headed
"Hodsdon's "Wheat." Taking it for granted
that Mr. 0 A. Pillsbmy is correctly re
ported, I beg have to quote and comment
npon it. You say:
"Mr. Hodsdou't, wheit was not graded differ
ently. It was all No. 3 wheat, an he makes ap
parent in his own statement. The
nrst load was guided No. 3 under the old rules
of grading. The next tvo load*, like the first
were No. 3, but Mr. Pillsbury was willing to
take it asNo. 2 by deducting three pounds per
bushel, believing that deduction sufficient to
clean it and bring it up to No. 2
So then, wheat has thU season,
been graded under two sots of rules"the
old rule" and the new. Did the old rules
employ the "little tester?" and the new rules
the larger one? Or, ignoiing the tester, was
it the old rule to pay No. 3 prico for No. 2
wheat, with variations
But if three pounds off made it No. 2
wheat, en itled to No. 2 price, why did not
Mi. Pillabury throw off bix pounds, and thus
make it No. 1, and pay me a dollar for it?
And why did he not say, Yourfii,t load
was graded too low, and pay ma the differ
ence? This would have indicated fair deal
Mr. Pillsbury re lly did, in effect, take off
six pounds p9r bu3h*l, and so make of 40
bushels of No. 2 wheat, 3G bushels of No. 1.
To each bushel he paid for ho added three
pounds, thus leaving me minus four bushels!
If this amount was not thus stolen from
each load what did becomo of it? Or if
justly added to make each bushel come np to
the No. 1 standard why did he pay for
grade No. 2? was not the difference in price
thus stolen? or at least unfaiily withheld*
"'In any other market Hodsdon's wheat
would Lavo gone No. 3. The millers
helped him out on apart of his v\ heat, and he
is mad about it.
Yes, they did help me out wuh a ven
geancetook 40 oushels par load, and paid
for hut 36 Made each 36 bushels No. 1
wheat and paid for No. 2
Now, Mr. Editor, none of your six and
fonr is eight, for that won't go down. If we
swallowed yonr eight to seven President, it
was all we could stand. We have had enough
of that kind of fraud. Stealing may be re
duced to a science, bat it is stealing all the
To reduce the grade is bad enough, but
when they reduce the number of bushels
also, this is stealing at both ends! Not that
the miller lied, or stole oh, no, it was that
naughty little tester. Damn that tester!
You say, "Mr. Tillsbury was willing to
take it by deducting," etc. This is not true.
Mr. Pillsbury did not test the wheat or say
how much should be thrown off, or discuss
with me one word as to grade,
price, or any other matter concerning it. I
simply handed him my ticket, delivered the
wheat, and took my pay for so much of it
as he allowed methirty-six bushels for each
forty. You say:
"Probably the miller to whom Hodsdon sold
his last load didn't care to clean it up for
In reply to this I have to say: I sold said
"last load" to D. E Barber, not passing a
word with 7iim either, as to wheat, grade or
price. I took what he gave me without com
ment, recognizing the fact that my ticket
settled these matters. Yon say:
"Wheat that passes No. 2, three pounds off,
isn't No. 2."
Then why did Mr. Kinsell so number
it on tho ticket? If I lie
1 I bnt
repeated his falsehood, and that without
knowlege of the deception. You further
say, "It is no unusual thing to find No. 2
and No. 3 wheat, in the same field, or in the
same wagon load, and /ery man who is
handling wheat this season knows this to be
If this is true, how then can you reconcile
the courso of the Minneapolis tester. Mr.
Kinsell) with honesty, since he says "I al
ways ffice the farmer the lowest grade that
I find Ms load." The man that will do
this, in view of the above fact, is not above
manipulating his tester. And ho will not
deny that he can change the grade by so do
ing. And if he doss this, what better is he
than a fraud? a cheat? And if he is that,
his employers know it. They pay him for
it. They receive the stolen wheat, and "the
receiver is as bad as the thief."
If mine was an exceptional case you then
might charge mo with lying, and find be
lievers but the farmers generally, and my
neighbors in particular, have had a like ex
perience, and tell substantially the same
story. Moreover, theiate farmers* conven
tion have brought this class of facts home to
the Minneapolis Millers' association by more
thai "8 to 7j" and they (the millers) cannot
deny faem. YOUTH indignantly,
E. A. LfojJ&DON.
S If, as you cl.int, ali my wheat wtes
No. 3, that tinee ujnnda off made it No. 2,
why then did not "the three poun in a3de to
each remaining bahel make it Nu. 1, fi-tl
entitle me to taiitv-bix bushths of No I
wheat at No. 1 price? Insfcoad I received
virtually the price of I\r.
a jewel." HODSOOX.
Another farmer tells me, just as I wnte
this, that he brought his wheat to the ele
vator here, too. and he couldn't gt even
No. 2 for what he believed to be No. 1 wheat.
At Montrose this farmer got No. 2 readily
from Miller. It is certainly preposterous to
allow such barefaced trickery to continue for
even a week lomrar. It is to be hoped that
a remedy will BPSpplied without delay.
Waveiry, Oct. 10,1878.
Washburn's Meetings Close witJi Cheers
To the Editor of the Globe.
GLENWOOD, Minn., Oct. 21, 1878.W. D.
Washburn, Knute Nelson, of Alexandria, and
J. T. Ilea, of Minneapolis, addressed a
crowded house at Glenwood last Saturday
ovening. Mr. Washburn spoke first for
about a half hour. His speech was a glitter
ing maS3 of contradictions, with the exosp
lion that he stated he had no connection
whatever with the Minneapolis Millers' asso
ciation. He said he had a smaU amount of
capital invested in a small mill at Minneap
olis, but that he deiived no benefit from the
purchase of wheat. He pronounced the said
association a great bonefit and blesshig to
the farmers, as it had paid 10 cents more per
bushel for wheat than the prices offered by
any other market. A farmer thought that if
the association was of so much benefit to the
farming classes there was no need of Wash
barn so earnestly denying his connection
with it. Wash's speech was dry and not
He was followed by Mr. Nelson, who ad
dressed his remarks chiefly to Scandinavians.
He endeavored to convince them that Wash
burn was their Savior, and that the little
brass joker was all right. He spoke for an
hour and a half, and his speech consisted of
low personal abuse of Donnelly in fact,
there was nothing bad but Donnelly, and
thero was nothing gjod but Washburn.
Mr. Ilea got in his speech in an hour and
a half. He followed in pretty much the
same strain as Nelson, with the exception
that Donnelly as well as the Democratic
party were awful, awful wicked. He closed
by saying that the Republican party was
like the bright calcium light in front of a
long train of cars, and that the Democratic
party were like the little red light on the
rear of the train it went bobbing along,
while behind it came the little switch dum
my, Donnelly. He neglected to say that be
hind the "little dummy" came following
along Washburn, Wilson and Rea.
The speeches lasted three hours and thirty
five minutes. At the close Nelson offered
"three rousing cheers" for Hon. W. D. Wash
burn. The ring herejust omteen in num
berraised a faint cheer. Lewis Hanson,
the blacksmith, then said, "Now, boys, three
cheers for Donnelly." The house rose as one
man and gave three deafening cheers, and
the speakers retired dismayed and chagrined.
Donnelly is the choice of the people of this
county, and no mistake. Down with Wash
burn's wheat ring and the little brass liar.
More Cheers for Donnelly,
[Correspondence of the Globe.
MOBRIS, Oct. 21, 1878 Washburn and
Knute Nelson spoke here a night or two ago
and at tho close of the meeting Knute called
for threo cheers for Washburn. They were
given with a feebleness which was peculiar
and ominous. A member of the audience
then arose and called for three cheers for
Donnelly, and they were given with a vim
which almost raised the roof. We are all for
More "SocTidolagers" for Washburn's Ring.
Bill King's paper conceals in one corner
the following very pertinent communication:
"I would respectfully ask attention to the
following facts, as I suppose, which seem to
cover tho real grounds of complaint brought
by the producers against millers, testers and
purchasers. I give the case in proximate
No. 3 weighs fifty-two pounds per bushel
by measure thir.ty-two quarts. But will
the miller take fifty-two pounds for a bushel?
Certainly not. He must have sixty pounds,
or almost thirty-seven quarts! For this he
pays 40 to 50 centsperhaps less. Now I am
told that five bushels of this wheat (185 quarts,
nearly six bushels by measure) will make a
barrel of good family flour, worth $5, be
sides bran and shorts. For this wheat the
farmer gets $2.25, or possibly 2.50thus
giving the miller 100 per cent, or more on
his money. If this view is conect there is
ground for^complaint, and nobody need be
surprised at its assuming an importance
that will make it uncomfortable for those
who are growing rich on the misfortunes of
It will answer to say the millers and
buyers of Minneapolis are giving as much as
anybody else. This may be truo. But it is
only saying: If yon do not let us skin you,
the millers and buyers of Chicago or New
The fact is, if five times sixty pounds of
No. 2 or No. 3 wheat will make 196 pounds of
flour, then thew mu3t be a regradiag and a
better price paid for wheat of this class, or
there will be trouble perhaps serious trouble.
It appears to me that the only way to settle
3. "CoLxiotency is
Uow the "Honest" 1i, ,:ss Kettle* suin,2le.
Editor Delano Eagle:
A farmer brought sjma wheat to tho Wa
verly elevator a few days ago for sale but, HS
it is commonly talked of among all the farm
ers in this locality and fcarroirudings, that
tho man v.ho does business for the ^heat
ring heia: is an accomp iehed adept~a^hea
then Chinese trickery, the go una hai^his'
wheat weighed by a respectable mc-rchaBt^
before disposing of it. Lu! #hat was hi
surprise when he found that every bushel
was lacking three or four p-junds. Now
judge of the many years of trickory from
thH one specimen. "Exped? Jlere.dem."
The farmers in this IccaLty hf,vo, however,
arri zed at tho conclusion of not peimitting
thi3 state of affairs to proceed any longer. A
petition shouU be presented thj railroad
company to have this man, who ooiidncts so
shamefully the business of his employers,
removed to his propor apheie and whatever
that is, the Lard knows.
O^era^e side the fanner
this matter satisfactorily to all parties is for
the farmers to appoint a competent com
mittee, find an honest miller, weigh out 100
bushels of No. 2 or No. 3 wheat, or both,
have it ground in the presence of all parties,
weighed after ground, and thus ascertain
what its real value is by the quantity and
the quality of tho flour it makes. I think
the farmers will all agree to this. What do
the millers say? If one experiment does not
satisfy all parties, try five or ten, until all
are satisfied. Please publish the above, and
ask State exchanges to copy.
And now I'm "laid out" and flat bustedt
I never to Congress can go
For the tricks in which I had trusted,
Have brought me but sorrow and woe.
Let me howlmy fate is the saddest
That ever a mortal befel
Let me cursefor I am the maddest
Of any man this side of
for the brass swindler. Washburn "B" mill in the Association
A N INTEBESIED PAETY.
RED WINO, Minn., Oat. 22,1878."
JTow the Brass Kettle Works at Morris.
[Correspondence of tho Globe.
MOKBIS, Oct. 23.Evan Howland, of Mor
ris, took a load of wheat to the npper ele
vator at this place and leceived No. 2 for it.
The next day ho took another load of the
same wheat to the same place and they
would only allow him No. 3. He drove it
homo and the next day he got a boy to drive
around to the county road and come to the
elevator with the same load and it wa3 re
ceived and allowed No. 2 grade. He teas a
AFTER THE FIFTH OF NOVEJIBES.
All over the pine lands 1 wandered,
My friends of tho pino ring to "see
By thousands my money I squandered,
To gain for myself an M. C.
I gave to the farmer* short measure,
And graded their wheat number four
I paid up my debts at my leisure,
And thus did increase my world's stoie.
I tampered with kettles all brazen,
And swindled the farmers of tolls,
But yet, lis a fact, though amazin',
They scooped me complete at the polls.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 24.The Christian Foreign
Missionary society closed its labors at noon to
day. Prof. Loos, of West Virginia, reported
the French, Danish and English missions in a
prosperous condition. Rev. Samuel Ayers, of
Kentucky, from the colored convention, gave a
vivid account of work among the colored peo
ple of America. Gov. E. M. Bishop, in behalf
of the committee on bequests, reported $10,000'
bequeathed by C. B. Cimerall, of Cincinnati.
G. N. Shishmama, a native Tuik now being
educated at Kentucky university, presented a
paper on Constantinople as a missionay field.
A lady present immediately offered $500 in aid
of such mission. At a meeting of the Woman's
society it was announced that the several
stations of this society in the West Indies are
flourishing. The general convention met this
afternoon and received the report of the board
of managers on the condition of work in the
United States. Kev. J. A. Hobhs delivered the
annual address this evening.
Evarts at Cooper Institute.
NEW YORK, Oct. 24.Hon. Wm. M. Evarts
addressed an immense and enthusiastic
audience at Cooper Institute this evening.
The vast hall was insufficient to contain the
multitude who tried to crowd inside. I
twenty minutes the hall was crowded to over
flowing. Eliott C. Cowdin presided, and among
the vice presidents were Moses Taylor, Marshall
O. Roberts, Jackson Schnltz, Judge Noah
Davis, Levi P. Morton, H. B. Claflin, Joseph
M. Fisk, John Jay, Wm. A. Guoin, H. A. Hurl
but, John Jacob Astor. Joseph H. Shoate, S. H.
Wale?, Sinclair Tousey, Chas. A. Peabody, B.
G. Arnold, H. K. Thnrber, E. L. Pancher, H.
G. Stebbins, Lloyd Aspinwall, D. 0. Eaton.
Gen. McCook, J. D. Vermilyea. *.0
ST. PAUL FB1DAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1878.
THE BANDITS-'OF THE WHEAT SUING!
DT I ^AV^NJ/^^
era steal which could not be obtained bnt not deny that Mr. Crosby represents the
The GLOBE artist contributes his mite fully posted by the GLOBE which he has in Washburn A nrll. All this he keeps in the
this morning to the rescue of the farmers his pocket, and he tramples nnder his feet back ground. He does not deny that he
from the grasp of the plundering wheat with indignation Washburn's offer of No. 3, ownes a mill at Anoka, where he swindles
ring built up by W. D. Washburn and his for wheat which he (the farmer) knows is the farmers worse than at Minneapolis He
associates. The central figure is Washburn No. 1. does not deny that Mr. Gorton, the superin-
himself holding in his hands the great In the rear, a poor but honest farmer is tendent of his Anoka mill, buys wheat in
"Washburn A" and the "Washburn B" entering the circle with his ox team drawing the name of the Minneapolis Millers' Asso.-
mills mills which were erected by himself a load of wheat, which, in his verdancy, he ciation and ships it in cars addressed "W.
and brother and which are named hopes to sell at a reasonable figure. No D. Washburn & Co., Minneapolis." All this
for them, and owned and soonor does the farmer appear than tho ban- he does not deny, bnt he follows up his
conducted for them. The artist depicts the dits of the ring, wearing masks, surround sneaking lie relative to membership by go-
farmer as presenting Washburn with No. 2 him, each bandit pointing one of the swind- g into an elaborate defense of the Millers'
wheat weighing plump 56 pounds, and ling brass kettles at the unsuspecting victim. Association. If the ring of wheat ban-
worth, in the country, CO cents. After The startled farmer seeing that some imple- dits to which Bill Washburn belongs, are
Washburn applies the swindling brass kettle ment of death confronts him, surrenders at doing so much for the farmer, if they are
it goes 55% pounds to the bushel, and as it discretion and the bandits are then at liberty paying him more than his wheat is worth
lacks one quarter of a pound, by means of to proceed to (brass) swindle the next victim, instead of stealing one-half its value, why
the swindling kettle, of No. 2, Washburn de- Washburn is going about the Disirict de- should Washburn disclaim membership and
clines to receive it save as No. 3, and will pay nyingthathe is a member of the Millers' throw all the blame on his wicked partners,
but 40 cents, a reduction of 20 cents per Association. That is a smaller hole even Farmers of Minnesota, will you endorse a
bushel, which is a clear steal from the farm- than the swindling brass kettle. He does
COLUMBUS, Oct. 24.John H. Kliffort, who
for twenty-seven years has been secretary of
the Ohio State board of agricultui e, died at
3 A. SI.
WHEELING, W. Va., Oct. 24.Hon. John S.
Carlile, formerly United States Senator from
this State, died at his residence at Clarksburg
this morning. Mr. Carlile assisted in reoigan
izing the restored government of Virginia in
1861, and took an active part in the formation
of the new State of West Virginia.
BOSTON, Oct. 24.Gen. James S. Whitney
died suddenly to-night of apoplexy, as about
to take the coach for home. Deceased was
commissioned a brigadier general by Gov. Ev
erett, made superintendent of the Springfield
armory by President Pierce, and collector of
customs ot Boston by President Buchanan He
has been a leader in the Democratic party of
the State many years.
A Change of Base,
TSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 24.The regents of the
Wisconsin university have concluded anange
ments with Prof. James C. Watson, the cele
brated astronomer of Michigan, to take imme
diate charge of the chair of astronomy in the
university, and also assume direction of the
Washburn observatory, which will be one of
the finest equipped observatories in the United
States when it is finished, which will be the
course of a couple of months.
HAVANA, Oct. 24.Advices from Santa Cruz
represent the condition of the island since the
insurrection as hopeless. About 100 negroes
have been executed, but the insurrectionary
spirit remains alive. St. Thomas has lost over
$150,000 by the insurrection, while $3,000,000
would not cover the damage done in Santa
ST. DOMINGO, Oct. 9.A lising has occurred
at Azua in favor of Gen. Balz for president.
Gen. Guillermo is marching on Azna.
The Plmlico IJaces
BALTIMOBE, Oct. 24.At Pimlico to-day the
central stakes for 2-year olds, one mile, was
won by Boardman, Don Sparling second. Star
tle third. Time, 1:53^. The mile and a quar
ter dash was won by Bonner Wood, Bramble
second, Bertha third. Time, 2:19. ThoPim
lico stakes, two and one-eighth miles, was won
by Bayard, Celle second, Soulonier third.
The mile heats race was won by Warficld,
Jackscrew second. Time 1:51% 1:52, 1:55^.
Jackscrew won the first heat.
ITor tho Stone Jur.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]*
WINONA, Oct. 24.Sheriff Dill left for Still
water yesterday with f-even prisoners sentenced
for terms ranging from one to three years.
Three were residents of Winona and four were
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25,1 A. M.Indications for
the upper lake region, upper Mississippi and
lower Missouri valleys'partly cloudy weather,
occasional rains, winds mostly from northeast
to northwest, stationary or lower temperature.
^?-N .r^5MA/, v?^
A A ro\\
"With. Washburn and the Swindling Brass Kettles
A Wrestling Match.
DETEOIT, Oct. 1.The Detroit Opera House
was crowded this evening to witness the wrest
ling match between John McMahon, champion
of California, and Robert Wright, of this city
stakes $750 and door money. Time was called
at 8 o'clock, and in a few minutes Wiight was
on his back. The second round was called at
9 o'clock. After twenty minutes hard work
McMahon threw Wright, but the referee decid
ed no fall. The third round was at 9:25, and
in five minutes Wright was down decided no
fall. The fourth round was called at 9:40, in
which McMahon easily threw Wright, Time, 8
The referee decided the match in favor of
/McMahon. Col. James McLaughlin acted as
umpire for Wright, and James Hartness for
MoMahon. Referee, John Nayler, all of De
troit. According to agreement between Col.
McLaughlin and McMahon, McLaughlin will
now have to meet the California champion.
Gold from Europe. ~~r
eea fl* clZ "eXte ^%'ELgSE&'&JbL
NEW YOHK, Oct. 24.The steamship Conda
arrived to-day from Havre, brought $450,000 in
gold coin. The steamship Lessing, from Ham
burg, brings 350,000 in gold coin.
ber ofe this nefarious ring of whealt en
din him to Congress? Wil
striko yonr enemy hip and
IN FAVOR OF A TRANSFER^
Gen. CrooJes on the Proposed Transfer of
the Indian Bureau to the War Depart
The following is the substancss of Gen.
Crook's testimony before the Congressional
committee on the transfer of tho Indian
Senator SaundersDo you think the trans
fer of the Indian bureau to the war depart
ment would insure bettor management than
the present system?
Gen. CrookUnquestionably it would.
Senator SaundersWhy do you think BO?
Gen. CrookOne leason is that rewards
and punishments should follow immediately
in order that tho Indians may understand
them. It is necessary that the authority
should have the power^and force to back its
decisions and for this reason both branches
of the agency should be in the same hands.
The present management is like having two
captains on board ship -sure to cause
trouble. In Oregon, where I first entered
the Indian service, thero were as wild In
dians along the Pacific as there are in any
part of the country now-a-days. I bring to
mind two tribes who happened to fall into
good hands, and to-day scarcely a farming
community in the country is more industri
ous and thrifty, moie well behaved and law
abiding than they are. One of these tribes
is the Simcoes, and the ether the Warm
Congressman HookerDo you thiok that
religious instruction should be introduced
among the Indians or could properly be?
Gen. CrookI think so. The great mis
take made is to commence administering to
their spiritual wants before securing their
physical wants. An Indian whose whole life
is giren to the problem how to live and how
to protect himself from the the aggressions
of others wants something more than mero
assurances of the benefits arising from adopt
ing onr religion. It is hard to get an Indian
to adopt our religion on an empty stomach.
An Indian would have poor opinion of a
God who couldn't keep his belly full.
A SenatorWhat do yon think of the
necessity of breaking up the tribal relations
of the Indians?
Gen. CrookThe Indians in ^this depart
ment are anxious to have farms and own
them in severalty, and have them fenced off
something that they cannot be deprived
of, and which they feel that they own them
selves. When an Indian can have his little
house and farm, and his cows, pigs, chickens,
etc.,something that will insure his future
something that he can call his own, it will
do more than all other things together
toward breaking up his tribal relations.
When the Indian's future is secure, he will
care little what the opinion of his chief is, or
whether he has any chief. You might as
well try to break up a flock of sheep by an
order as the Indians. It is their great desire
for the most part to have some provisions
made for their families. The" Indians com
plain that they may die and leave their
families "on the world."' They like to be
provided for like the white people, and have
the feeling that when they die their families
will be provided for.
Senator SaundersShould the Indians
be made self-sustaining?
Gen. CrookUnquestionably they shonld.
I see no reason why any portion of them
Senator SaundersIs it practical?
Gen. CrookI think it is.
Gen. McCraryOf tho Indian outbreaks
what proportion do yon think is due to dis
honest contractors and agents?
Gen. CrookFully ninety-nine one hun
dredths could be traced to that source and
to the bad faith generaUy with them.
Professor Hlasko's Dancing Season.
Prof. Hlasko has just closed a most success
ful dancing school in this city. The fancy
dresa parties of his pupils on Friday and Sat
urday evenings wereHhe finest entertainments
of the kind ever seen in St. Paul, and his clos
ing party Tuesday afternoon was a great BUC
Prof. Hlasko will always find a cordial
greeting and large class when he visits St, Pan1.Hulman,
WAGED A.LOXG TB.XS UmiS ATLANTIC
a "^f'%. trl 5 !$&>
The LOM' DJ Vedne*dH}'t Storm at PhilH
delphia Fully Two MHHons-The Country
Round About Devastated by Wind and
Wa*-vLoss of the Schooner Kxpress
witli Tw*niy Lives Other Vessels
IVrocked or Stranded, with Considerable
Loss of LifeVarious Casualties.
WKDXHSOAT S STOESL'
NEW YOEK, Oct 24 Dispatches from all
points show that the itor of yesterday WBB
one of the most violent experienced for years.
The storm ome from the tropics, and from
midnight to noon the rapidly increasing erergjr
was central near Baltimore. It was s.ttenf*~
with nnusoel heavy rain. At Washington
fall was 3.54 inches at Baltimore 2.74 at
folk 8.W at^C^nohbor^*.^ -*t*Bm1
vil'e, j^ 432. At Cape May the wind was
84 mitea an hour, and drove the tide npon the
meadows between the city and main land, cov
ering the railroad ttaek thtee feet, and prevent
ing train* from leaving. The hotel and cot
tages were badly damaged also the beach drive
andjachts. Sloops and schooneis wore blown
ashpre. At Baltimore the property along the
wharves snfix-red roach, and disasters on the
bay are feaied. Along the line of the Phila
delphia, Wilmington & Baltimore railroad the
loss is serious. The storm was severe on the
sound and along the New England coast, and
lighter crafts were heavily hammered. At
Mount Washington at 5 p. x. the wind was
driving 120 miles an hour.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24.Detailed reports
to-day show that by yesterday's storm in this
city 884 dwellings and stores were unroofed
and otherwise injured, and several completely
demolished. In addition to these there were
badly injured thirty-one churches, twenty
three schools, thirty-five factories and ware
houses, five hotels, two elevators and fifty
other largo buildings, such as depots, ferry
houses, mills and railroad offices. The fatal
accidents were six, and those seriously injured
number thirteen. In the southern part of the
city known as the "neck," the Delaware over
flowed its bank for a distance of one mile from
the usual course, and the inhabitants were tak
en from the second stories of houses in boats
sent out from the navy yard. Only one man
was drowned in this section, but the loss of live
stock in very great, and ten or eleven wooden
bridges were swept away. The well known
landmark, the large ship house at League island
navy yard, was levelled to the ground. It is
impossible at present to estimate the loss in
money, as it is distributed in various amounts
between hundreds of owners, but it is gener
ally estimated at $2,000,000, the following
being amongst the heaviest losers: Christ P.
church, Germantown, $400,000 to $500,000
Pennsylvania railroad depot, West Philadel
phia, $32,000 bridge at Falls of the Schuykill,
$30,000 Walnut street Presbyterian church,
$35,000 First Baptist church, $35,-
00 Schoemaker's piano factory, $15,000
to $20,000 Jones & Son's knitting
mills, $20,000. The shipping interests also
suffered severely, eight vessels being reported
sunk and twenty-two damaged in this harbor.
On Delaware river below the island, and
abreast of the range light, the tug W. G. Fow
ler waa wrecked, and her captain and a boy
drowned. From the Delaware breakwater
many vessels were reported ashore. The cap
tain of the oyster sloop Mary Ann, which ar
rived this morning, tells the story of the fate
that befel nearly 100 of the oyster boats bound
to this city on the morning of the storm. He
reports a number sunk, many damaged and two
lives lost. The captain, first mate and seamen
of the sloop J. Dever were drowned.
At Phoenixville yesterday morning the storm
unroofed houses, uprooted trees, demolished
barns, and otherwise did great damage to
property, and repoirts from various points in
the Schuylkill valley all speak of great loss to
property. Ont of all the collieries in tho Ma
honey district, only three are able to work ow
ing to the storm. Williamsport was inundated
Wabaut Center, Elmira, Hepburn, Pine and
Market streets are all badly flooded, and the
Philadelphia & Eiie railroad nnder water at
several points. The damage is estimated at
$30,000. Eeports from Easton, Lancaster,
Westchester and Beading all tell the same
story, and it seems that the country surround
ing Philadelphia suffered almost as heavily as
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 24.The wind storm
yesterday -was one of the most destructive over
experienced here. The river rose higher than
ever before, causing a flood and much damage
to property and shipping. Two barges plying
between here and Philadelphia were lost in the
Delaware, and several small boatB sunk. South
Wilmington was completely inundated, and a
number of people had to take refnge in the up
per stories of houses. About seventy-five build
ings are wholly or partially unroofed in the
city, four or five carried away by the flood, and
BIX blown down. The schooner Bnckeye, from
this port, Capt. Appleton master, was wrecked
about three miles from Newcastle, and the cap
tain, his wife and two sons and seamen were
drowned. The schooner Estelle Bright, of this
city, waa wrecked on the Jersey shore opposite
Newcastle, and Captain James Fountain and
two colored seamen were drowned.
WBECX OF THE EXPBESS.
BALTIMOBE, Oct. 24.Capt. Barker, of the
steamer Express, which left here yesterday for
Washington, reports that his vessel foundered
in the gale at the month of the Potomac and
the passengers and crew probably lost. The
captain was rescued while drifting with a frag
ment of a boat.
Captain Barker, describing the wreck of the
Express, says the sea was running at a great
height, every wave washing the boat from stem
to stern. After 5 o'clock Wednesday morning
there came a terrific crash and the joiner work
started from the stanchions. The passengers
and crew had hardly time to.realize what had
occurred before a wave tore' the saloon deck
like so much paper and the following wave
swept it off to sea and with it nearly all on
Previous to this efforts were made to head
her for shore. The storm was so furious it was
impossible to stand against it, and the rolling
of the boat prevented the engines from work
ing fast enough to keep steerage way on her.
It was deemed advisable to let go the anchors
to bring her to the wind, in the hope of her rid
ing out the gale, or at least till it should sub
side. The effort was a futile one, as the cables
parted as soon as she brooshed to and the
steamer went adrift, no longer manageable.
All on board had procured life preservers
at the earliest period of the gale. Some of the
officers tried to secure the boats, but they were
washed away and broken up. A moment after
the upper deck had been carried away the hull
rolled over and sunk bottom upward. Those of
the passengers and crew that could reach por
tions of the wreck clnng to them,
but the heavy sea washed them
off asain, and at the breaking of dawn
only three persons could be seen. These were
Capt. Barker, Jas. A. Douglas, quartermaster,
and a colored passenger. These three were
clinging to part of the Baloon deck. Some dis
tance off on another portion of the deck, were
F. J. Stone, purser, Jno. Douglas, Wm. Gint,
colored, Geo. Green, baggagemaster, and Hiram
A. Deckhan. These latter drifted toward a
barren island and were picked up by a boat
from the steamer Chili, which is ashore high
and dry. The captain and his companions
were picked up at 2 P.M. and taken to Cres
field. The Express had a crew of twenty-one
all told, and as far as known eight passen
gers. I is supposed fully twenty lives
were lost. Following is a list of the orew and
passengers: Capt. Barker first officer, L. J.
Howard second officer, James Haney chief
engineer, Chas. W. Bailey second engineer,
Edward B. Prior clerk, F. J. Stone quarter
master, John Douglass lookoutman, Fillmore
Rice steward, Thos. Carrington waiters, Mat.
Carrington and Geo. Walker chambermaid,
Matilda, colored Willie Barker and five deck
hands firemen, Robert Hawins and David
Fick. The passengers were: Mrs. Bacon, of
Bacon's wharf, St. Mary's county Mrs. Jones,
St. Mary's county Dr. D. C. Barcb, D. O.
of Baltimore, and three or four col
ored passengers. James Douglass, the wheels*
man -who wis rescued, was badly hurt by
being struck by timbers from the wreck. l...'~'
Capt. Barker, Quartermaster Douglass and
the colored passengers are the only persons
positively known to hep Baved. Among thft^tja*'
number believedtohave been lost was Willie Jr
Barker, aged 16, son of tbecapiain. After the
wreck he was seenity bis father clinging to a
plnk*omo distance away. There were noi .P^
means of getting near each ether, aithougfelfj|
signals were frequently exchanged. Be don- (IIS**
tinned in sight of his father about an botn,,'"
when a wave r.asbed the plank front the lanV
grasp, and he is supposed^ to bate Mink froml^ _,
BALTXUOBK. Oct. 24.rhe steamer Thomas
Weems, after a terrible experience, was rescued^
by Lansier and towed to Creafield harbor,
here she now lies. The steamer Massaehuf etts
is ashore disabled at Drum pom*. All on
board well. The steamer Louisa li. is ashore
on the middle ground. The steamer Ida jmd
twenty-three schooners aie ashore near the
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24.The signal corps rU
tion at Cape Hacry reports the American ship i
W 6k By,ia.-~*f SeazaporV JKe.v Oaa*. 2m M.
Pord- ran ashore at 2 A. M., on the 23d 4net.,
eigpt miles south of the station vessel, and the i
cargo is a total loss. The crew, consisting of
nineteen men, were all lost, with one exception.
The dead bodies washed ashore last night, one
and a half miles south of the station.
AUSECON, N. J., Oct. 24 A schooner is re
ported ashore on North Point, Pack's beach.
No signs of the crew. Two bodies washed
CYCLONE IN HAXTL
POBTAO PaiNOE, Oct. 13.Another cyclone
visited the south coast of Hayti on the 1st
inst. An American brigantiDe, name unknown,
was lost, and all hands perished. At Port au
Princo mad in the streets is six inches deep.
The swollen rivers prevent a supply of provi
sions reaching town, and eatables are at famine
CHICAGO, Oct. 24.Iowa, Nebraska and Kan
sas advices indicate that prairie fires are still
raging in those States, destroying grain,
bridges, barns and fences and other property.
The flames were most destructive twenty miles
southeast of Sioux City, in Iowa, along the
North Platte, Nebraska and the Sooth Platte
rivers in western Nebraska, and in Rush, Ness,
Ellis, Trego, Gove, Wallace, Deeater, Graham
and Itooks counties. In Kansas many persons
have perished in the flames and an unconfirmed
report prevails in Lincoln, Nebraska, yesterday,
that Albion, Boone county, a town of 250 in
habitants, has been utterly destroyed. Fires in
some cases are supposed to have been lighted
by the Cbeyennes.
NEW YORK, Oct. 24.The ship A. S. Davis
went ashore south of Cape Henry and is a total
wreck. Only one person saved.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 24.This morning a lad
named Weaver, while carelessly handling a
loaded rifle, accidentally shot and killed Wm.
Matthews, a colored boy.
The Old Gentleman With the Seythe Ha*
His Business Cut Short by Jack Frost
Be turning Cheerfulness Among the Cit
izens of the Infected DistrictsMost of
the New Cases are Among the Returning
RefugeesThe Howards Ceasing Work
Because the Fever Has Ceased to be Epi
MEMPHIS, Oct. 24.From 6 o'clock last night
until noon to-day the undertakers report or
ders for thirteen interments. Among those
who have died since last evening are Mrs. W.
H. Berry, Wallace Williams, a conductor on the
Charlestown railroad, and Mrs. Margaret
Schroyer. Weather growing warmer. Cotton
quiet sales 100 bales receipts531 stock6,209.
NEWOBLEANS, Oct. 24.Weather clear and
pleasant thermometer 72. Deaths 16 cases
reported 69. Total deathB 3,810 total cases
12,668. Of sixty-nine cases reported to tho
board of health for twenty-fonr hours ending
at noon to-day, only ten are described as new
cases. Among the deaths by yellow fever yes
terday wat Rev. Tiff Foster, pastor of the
Moreau Street M. E. church, aged 28. John
Gibson, Jr., superintendent of construction of
the custom house, died yesterday at Pass Chris
tian of yellow fever.
BATON ROUGE, Oct. 24.New cases 6 deaths 4.
CAIBO, 111., Oct. 24.One new case of yellow
fever, but no deaths to-day.
MEMPHIS, Oct. 22.The board of health of
ficially reports eight deaths from yellow fever
for the past twenty-four hours ending at 6
o'clock to-night. Nine additional interments
are reported by undertakers of deaths in the
country. Fifteen physicians of the Howard
medical corps report twenty-three new cases,
fourteen within the city limits and nine in the
suburbs. The majority of new cases occuring
in the city are of returned refugees. Dr. B. W.
Mitchell, medical director of the Howard as
sociation, warns those at a distance to remain
away until officially notified that it is safe to
return. Among the deaths occurring since
noon are the wife of P. M. Stanley, a prom
inent Mason, Mrs. Margaret Summer, Thos. M.
Carver. A telegram from Hernando, Miss., re
ports Mayor Bullington dying. The steamer
Joe Kenny, from St. Louis, left for Vicksbneg
at noon, after discharging a largo lot of freight!
The steamer Commonwealth, en route from St.
Louis to New Orleans, passed down at 5 o'clock
NEW OELEANS. Oct. 24.Rev. Father John
Hemdenrich, C. S. 8. H, died at noon to-day
f yellow fever, aged 43. He was a native of
Germany, among the exiles from that country.
Seventy-three applications for relief to the
Young Men's Christian association thirty-five
to the Howards.
WEST BATON ROUGE, Oct. 24 Five new cases
the past two days. No deaths.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24.Five new cases no
HOLLY SPBTNGS, Oct. 24.Six cases four
CLINTON, La., Oct. 24.Mrs. Libbie Nesom
died yesterday, leaving Goo. Reilly, her brother,
as the last remaining member of a family of
six in the South, their mother being in New
Jersey. Two children at Marston's died to-day.
Dr. J. J. Covert died yesterday.
MCCOMB CITY, Oct. 24.Dne new case- 1
deaththat of Dr. Strawn.
JACXSON, MISS., Oct. 24.Seven new cases
NEW OBLBAKS, Oct. 24.The Howard associa
tion to-night passed a resolution to close then
labors Saturday, the 26th. As to new cases,
the slates throughout the city will be with
drawn Friday morning, and no further appli
cations received. The Howards believe that by
Saturday the epidemic will no longer exist
that is, the deaths from fever will be less than
from other causes. The cases on hand will re
ceive necessary attention until restored to
health and new cases occurring on the routes
of visiting members, or to which attention may
be called, will also be attended to. Dr. Henry
Stone and three nurses leave for Red River
Landing, and T. S. Herrick and one nurse to
Alchafalaya, the fever having appeared in those
ST. Loura, Oct. 24.The board of health has
ordered the raising of the quarantine of this
port, and all obstructions regarding incoming
freight will be removed tomorrow. All
steamers from Southern i-orts, however,will be
expected to stop at quarantine stations for in
spection. The quarantine hospital will be
kept open until the patients now there are
well, and as long after as there seemstobe any
necessity for its use.
YICKSBUBO, Oct. 24.Clear and warmer.
Thermometer 82. Interments to-day, one from
the city and one from the country. A number
of new cases reported of returned refugees. No
new cases reported from Yazoo Citv or Delta.
Ex-Sheriff Kraemer and A. Y. Brown, of Delta,
are reported in a dying condition.
AUGUSTA, Ga., Oct. 24.The Chronicle to
morrow will contain an appeal from ex-con
federates, in behalf of the widow and children
of Lieut. Benner.
CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 24.Deaths by vellow
fever during the past twenty-four hours, four
five new oases.