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The Wife Tells the Story of Her Mari
THE FA3IILY SEPARATION,
Hat In a Contest for the Children Mr.
AlCUSAl'IOAS ALL UtOU.\D.
Old Conk ling Scandals Renewed With
A DISH OF SAVOKY UONS1P.
VtRU'li Destroys Two ttomes
Wrecks a Fnbllc Man.
BRUTALITY OP RfcOKNT EVENTS,
the repetition of similar scenes of violonce
aud outrage enacted in former years, has
finally driven U9 from his doors, and filled
the public prints of the country with a
scandal too cruel to be endured without re
dress. Gov. Sprague's causeless and shame
ful persecution of the children's tutor is
literally true as he tells the story, the real
animus being as confessed, Gov. Sprague's
unwillingness to be subjected at table and in
tho household to the constant presence of a
gentleman. The attempt to
COMPLICATE MB. CONKLING
with this matter is simply ab3urd. Gov.
Sprague's affront to guests in the house was
most gross and without excuse. Mr. Martin,
whom I had met in a very precarious con
dition of health, en route for Naragansett
Pier, I mdaced to go to Oanonohet for quiet
and good nursing. He was removed under
Gov. Sprague's threats of murder to bo done,
at the imminent risk of his life. Mr. Conk
ling was, of course, unconscious, as I, that
Gov. Sprague sought oooasion to enact the
TBAOIO BOLE O INJUBED HUSBAND,
for at their last meeting, not long since,
Gov. Sprague had sought from Mr. Conk
ling not only legal counsel, but accepted at
his hands a favor such as only the friendliest
confidence could warrant. In his determi
nation to overthrow Mr. Chaffee as trustee,
and hoping to join forces with the creditor
interest to drive him from his post, Gov.
Sprague had carried away from the counting
houso of A. & W. Sprague books of the
Quidnick company, refusing to return them.
Mr. Chaffee refused, until these books were
returned, to permit Gov. Sprague to hold
any business relations with the concern, and
BEFU8ED TO PERMIT HIM TO DBAW ANY MONEY.
This was the situation of affairs which,
by coming to Rhode Island, I had hoped
through some influence or .other to be
brought to bear on Gov. Sprague* to help to
set right and to secure by some means main
tenance for the four ohildren, for whose
wants and education I have and am now
bearing the undivided burden. A conference
with the counsel employed by the firm
achieved no results. Prof. Linok, under
contract with me for three months, was
neither allowed to perform his duties or paid
and dismissed. We had no
OSTENSIBLE MEANS FOR LIVING
at Canonchet without incurring additional
indebtedness- to which I refused to be a
party. In this awkward and painfnl dilem
ma I requested Mr. Conkling, who had been
already consulted by Mr. Sprague, and upon
whose judgement and advice I have
safely lehed in my own matters, to see
Gov Sprague and try to ascertain
what point there is in this proposed
programme of opposition and what results
were likely to follow that would benefit or
provide for the children. Mr. Conkling
stopped at Canonchet for this purpose, and
was waiting G5v. Sprague's return to
seek an interview with him when
THE NOW NOTORIOU3 OUTBREAK OCOUBBED.
If any hqstile words were exchanged be
tween Mr. Conkling and Gov. Sprague at
Canonchet, they alone know what they were,
for no one else heard* them. What tran-
*4 iir^f-v i s^ry
ISpecial Telegram to the Olobe.l
1'BOVIDENOE, K. I., Aug. 15.Mrs. Senator
Sprague haj at last broken silence so far as
the principals in the scandal are concerned,
and has pat forth the subjoined statement:
As you must have surmised, Gov. Sprague's
dissolute life acid dissipated habits long ago
interrupted our marriage relations, though I
ha\e striven hard through untold humilia
tions andpam to hide from the world, for
my children's sake, the true conditions of a
BLIQHTLD, MISERABLE DOMESTIC LIFE.
About a year ago, even this poor semblance
abruptly culminated, after a disgraceful orgie
and hi* arrest at Nantucket beaoh, with the
oirguinstances of which many people in
Rhode Island are not unfamiliar. I then
sought, with my little girls, the neighbor
hood of old friends and the shelter of my
honored father's former home there dwell
ing almost within the
SHADOW OF HIS TOMB
I felt secure and less unprotected. Here
kindly sympathy sought me out and though
covert malice pointed some censorous com
ments relief came and our circumscribed
means were adequate to our simple and
quiet mode of life. Gov. Sprague's irregu
larities having been visited upon him by the
trustee administering his embarrassed es
tate, contributions towards the maintenanc3
of myself and children without a word of
explanation to me was suddenly cut down
to a palpably inadequate sum. Even this
was remitted but for a few months, then
owing to a complete rupturo between Gov.
Spraguo and tbo trustees all
aud for ait months past no money has been
contributed towards the maintenance of his
family or household by Gov. Sprague in ad
duion to greater wrong*. Unpaid trades
people to whom he was indebted, have been
urgent in their demands for payment, but he
gave no heed to the indebtedness, answering,
when pressed by me to find a way to meet
those just demands and relieve me of their
importunities, that I must look to my
rOWEMUIi WASHINGTON FRIENDS
foi aid, and to my deep distress and morti
fication permitted, after along delay, a bill
for carriage hire for his mother's UBO during
a visit to me in Washington, to be paid by a
gentleman who had recommended to us the
stable from which the carriage was hired.
This and other more unmanly exhibitions
have been incidental to the past year, while
spired in the village 1 do not know beyond
what is reported in the sensational aocounts
given in the newspapers.
It the fact of this strange statement the
Governor and Mrs. Sprague have had a
meeting. After the occurrence of last Fri
day when she left thehouse on that oooasion,
Mrs. Sprague said, "I will never sleep nnder
the same roof with Mr. Sprague
again." Then she packed
her things and left. Since her arrival in
Providence she has lived in strict seclusion.
Yesterday Mrs. Sprague went to Narraganset
Pier, whither the governor had returned, and
the two met at a friend's house. A
VERY STOBMY INTEBV1EW
of an hour followed between the governor
and his wife. Gov. Sprague began by de
manding the return of the three little girls.
He accused Mrs. Sprague of poisoning the
minds of his ohildren against him,
alienating the affection of the boy Willie
through the influence of the German tntor,
Linok. Mrs. Sprague accused her husband of
general brutality when under the influence
of liquor, and circulating base and unfound
ed stories against her character. She said
that on more than one occasion
SHE HAD BEEN IN PERIL OF HEB LIFE
from him. Governor Sprague referred to
Senator Conkling's intimaoy with Mrs.
Sprague, and she repelled any insinuations
of wrong doing with great indignation. At
last Gov. Spragui said:
"Do you intend to return to Canonchet?"
"I fear my life if I do," she replied."
"I never harmed any one," was the ans
wer, "and you are safe."
After many demands on the part of Gov.
Sprague for a return of the ohildren, and a
firm refusal on the part of Mrs. Sprague, a
consultation was held with lawyers, and it
was decided that the children should be sur
rendered to their father. Mrs. Sprague was
greatly agitated after the departure of her
children, and finally decided that she would
follow them to Canonohet. After nightfall
she was also driven to the splendid mansion
which she had left under such sad circum
stances a week before. Mrs. Sprague was
accompanied by Mrs. Skinner, who, at her
request, remained in the house over night.
One of Conkling'* Early Indiscretions.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
SYBACUSE, N. Y., Aug. 15.-It ia related here
that Conkling, a fow years ago, formed an un
holy alliance with the wife of a young man
residing man obscure interior village in this
State. The lady'in question, is the daughter
of one of the oldest and most respected fam
ilies in central New York. In due time the
husband suddenly attained notoriety by be
ing appointed to a federal post of high pre
ferment, in the city of New York. People
who were knowing of Senator Conkling's
little discretions, accounted for
the husband's elevation in a way
not very complimentary to that person. He
held his place, however, and always had the
Senator of New York as his guardian angel.
The husband's friends always asserted that
he was ignorant of the rumors associating
the name of his wife with that of Senator
Conkling. Once he learned of it he gave
away to melancholy and sometime ago died
by his own hand. Most people believe that
domestio troubles drove him to suicide. As
the story goes, the lady was wont to make
ASSIGNATIONS WITH THE 8ENATOB
at way stations along the lines of radroads
running in and out of Utica and contiguous
to both their homes. One bright day in the
summer of 1873, Richfield SDrings, a charm
ing summer resort, about thirty miles from
Utica, was chosen as a trysting place. The
two went to a hotel, and the Senator regis
tered under a fictitious name. Soon
a oarriage drove up, and a man alight
ing enquired excitedly for Senator
Conkling's room. The landlord did not
know any such person and said Conkling
was not there. The irate husband insisted,
and the landlord sought the apartments of
his last arrival to inquire the name. The
Senator responded by opening the door part
way and curiously asking what was the
trouble. The landlord explained the situa
tion. Senator Conkling was thereupon
greatly exoited and begged the landlord to
get the man out of the house. He acknowl
edged his identity but warned the landlord
NOTHING SHOBT OF MDBDEB
would ensue should the faot become known.
The now thoroughly fiightened boniface
went down stairs, and by dint of argument
and falsehood convinced the husband he was
on the wrong track. The affair was pnblic
property at Richfield Springs the next day,
but it was not believed by many. Senator
Conkling ceased his attentions to the lady
four years ago.
Sprague Provides for a Duel.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
UTIOA, N. Y., Aug. 15.A responsible lady
here states that a year ago she was shown a
telegraphic dispatch from ex-Gov. Sprague
to a gentleman of her acquaintance, who
was an intimate friend of the governor, ad
vising him that a duel was inevitable between
the sender of the dispatch (ex-Gov. Sprague)
and Senator Conkling. The lady was in
formed that the unpleasantness between Mr.
Sprague and Mr. Conkling at the time the
dispatch was sent, was of a character that
could not be compromised without sub
jecting the former to criticism
on the part of his friends which
a gentleman of spirit could not quietly en
dure. The gentleman who received the dis
patch was advised by it to hold himself in
readiness for any emergency that might
arise. After three or four weeks a dispatch
was received by the same man from ex Gov.
Sprague, which was also shown the lady
above referred to, stating that the duel af
fair had blown over, and that the matter was
satisfactorily arranged. Conkling has not
made his appearanoe in public 3ince his re
MBS. SPRAGUE PROSTRATED.
Western Associated Press.]
PBOVIDENCE, Aug. 15.Mrs. Wm. Sprague
remained at Canonchet last night, a kinsman
from Ohio being one of the friends in the
house, but the position was very uncomforta
ble for all parties. Sprague declares he will
have the children at all hazards, and forbids
the servant to obey any of his wife's orders
without consulting him. Mrs. Sprague is re
ported to be greatly prostrated by the events of
the past few days and by the cruel reports of
the newspapers and by apprehensions for her
Conkliita's Political Future.
A gentleman thoroughly conversant with
every ramification of New York politics
when asked what effect the Conkling-Sprague
scandal would have upon the political affairs
in New York, said that this exposure has
been expected for some time in one shape or
the other, and has to a great degree been dis
counted. Over two months ago this gentle
man had along talk in this city over a bottle
of wine with a prominent Republican leader,
second in prominence to Conkling himself.
He said that the feeling throughout the State
against Conkling was then deep-seated and
so universsl that fully two-thirds of the Re-
publican members of last winter's legisla
ture was anti-Oonkling. He attributed this
feeling to the
MOBAL CENSURE OF THE PEOPLE
of the State upon Conkling's oourse,and, sec
ond, the dislikeof the Cornell-Arthur ring in
New York. In other words, they are heartily
sick of the Conkling machine rule. The
Conkling faotien itself was not harmonious.
It did not desire Cornell to be nominated
for the governorship, but Conkling had arro
gantly willed that he should be the candidate
of the faction, and would not listen to a
word of opposition. It was expected that
this Conkling faction would try to force the
fighting and call the convention early, so as
to be better able to control it, but
men are ready fox this, and up to the time
of the exposition of the scandal were -confi
dent of being able to control the convention.
they are certain. As to the effect upon
the party, the gentleman in question said it
was not easy now to determine. Alexander
Hamilton, he said, went through a much
worse scandalthat of using publio funds to
support his paramour, but he was able to
extricate himself from that, and in the end
win the sympathy of the public. But in
this case it is safe to say
CONKLING IS DOWN.
Should he be able to control the convention,
the State could not be carried by his nom
inee, and in case the machine is overthrown
the party is still bound to be hurt, for Cor
nell and his crowd will be angry, and indi
rectly contribute to defeat it. Then upon
the Presidential question this gentleman
said he had repeatedly conversed with
Conkling upon this subject. Conkling had
always disavowed that he was a oandidate,
but that he was for Grant. Now he oould
not certainly control the vote of the State of
New York in the national convention. In
CONKLING'S DOMESTIC RELATIONS,
he said: "No one could ever say that Conk
ling was personally crnel or unkind to his
family in Utica. The situation there has
long been as well understood as here in
Washington. Of one thing you may be cer
tain: Mrs. Conkling will never apply for a
divorce. If she had ever intended to do
that she would have done so long ago. She
is an invalid, and a member of the Seymour
family, which has a very proud name. Mrs.
Conkling would shrink as from death from
the publioity and scandal of a divorce trial.
For her children's and her family's sake she
has long ago resolved to be silent, whatever
happens. Practically separated from Mr.
Conkling some time ago, she will probably
bear his name as long as she lives, and out
wardly call him her husband.
DUG HIS OWN GRAVE.
At New York among all classes of people
the opinion seems to be generally held that
Senator Cobkling's reputation has been so
deeply smirohed by the scandal in which his
acts have involved him that he will find him
self shorn in future of muoh of his power
and influence as a publio man. Two influ
ential journals here state their conviction in
plain and unmistakable language that the
powerfvl Senator of New York has dug in
Rhode Island the grave of his political
IT IS A SIGNIFICANT FACT
that the newspapers here which have most
stanohly supported and befriended him in
his political difficulties, have been reluctant
ly compelled, after some days of silence or
attempted defense, to publish the facts of
the scene at Narraganset Pier as they are.
The Sun, which for years has been known
as the consistent friend and admirer of
Conkling, after clinging for two days to his
own weak version of the trouble, takes a de
cided tack, publishes the longest and most
connected statement of the real facts that
has appeared here, and makes Conkling the
victim of a scathing editorial.
only indicate the tendency of the popular
feeling. There was first a disposition
among a very great number of intelligent
people to hold judgment in suspense until
Senator Conkling had spoken concerning
the justifiable suspicion that involved other
reputations than his own. Now the re
markably cautious press of New York, as
well as the general public, are interpreting
this continued and studied silence in their
own way. One journal to-day says: "It
cannot be said that his present silence is
maintained with the object of
SHIELDING THE WOMAN
in the case, as he had already allowed an
aspersion to be cast upon her which was
several degrees worse than any other sus
picion that was likely to arise. His silence
is doubtless intended to serve bis own selfish
interests, and he perceives that nothing he
might now say could be expected to put a
better face upoa the matter." This is
the verdict that has now been very
generally passed upon the meaning
and motives of his actions. The opin
ion is very prevalent that the impression
THIS DISGRACEFUL SCANDAL
has made upon the people of New York will
be permanent so far as Conkling is con
cerned, and that he will not for any consid
erable time hold the Republican party of the
State in the hollow of his hand as he does
now. Conkling is, of course, the guiding
spirit of the Republican party and of its
campaign this fall. He is surrounded, and
of course influenced, to some extent, by a
band of political and personal followers, but
when his faithful friends have collected all
the facts and submitted their views it is Mr.
Conkling who finally decides what action
shall he taken. The opinion is freely ex
pressed among politicians that
in the running of the party machine will not
be lessened this fall by the social scandal of
the day. The machine politicians trust him
as a leader, follow him as a guide, and
truckle to him as a superior being, and the
fall campaign will be preeminently a Conk
ling fight, so far as the Republicans are
concerned. It is not thought at all likely
that the new role in which he has achieved
prominence willjtarnish his lustre as
A CAMPAIGN MANAGER,
especially as the political battle has already
opened, and his part in it requires him only
to keep pretty well out of sight, and pull the
wires. It is expected that he will shine as
resplendent!? as ever as ihe silent mover of
the party forces of the State, but that where
his public dnty or political ambition require
him once again to come more directly be
fore the people, his oharaoter far veracity,
manliness'and decency will be judged upon
LECHERY AND COWARDICE.
The Graphic says:
The story of the Narragansett Pier scan
dal, as the details are made public, places
Senator Roscoe Conkling in an extremely
awkward position. Unless he can clear him
self he will stand convicted of having stolen
into another man's house with the intention
of destroying the peace and happiness of
that home. His conduct when confronted
by the bereaved husband bears the stamp of
cowardice. Lechery and cowardice cannot
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1879.
be forgiven in a person assuming to ocoupy
a high publio position. We very muoh be
lieve that in the State of Rhode Island lies
the grave of Roscoe Conkling's political fu
The Professor at Home.
LUtica, N.Y., Special.]
Conkling returned home from Narragan
sett Pier to-night. He rode home as usual
with the driver of the oity baggage-wagon.
No one outside his family has seen him yet,
and he will not be interviewed. His politi
cal workers are nearly all out of town, and
the few who are here make no attempt to
deny any of the stories connected with the
Sprague affair. The best informed Repub
licans express the opinion that this scandal
has entirely demoralized and buried the
THE CONKLING FACTION.
in the fall campaign. Cornell has not ten
friends in oentral New York, and the pipe"
layers for Conkling in the past seem to be
stupefied and dumbfounded. Commodore,
John H. Starin's stock is going up fast.
Gossip on the Sprague affair continues very
lively, and all the various stories from the
press of other cities are republished in the
Utica papers. The relatives of Mr. Conk
ling make no mention of the case in any
way. All the old stories which
occasioned are now revived and repeated with
relish. The ladies blame Mr. Sprague for
the whole affair, of course, but, as Senator
Conkling has never been particularly gallant
to the fair sex at home, they waste no sym
pathy on him.
The Senator's wife has the sincere sympa
thy of every one, as she is generally beloved
and respeoted. No matter what comes out,
there will not be any divorce proceedings, as
it is not possible that the lady will be a party
to anything which might drag her further
into publio notioe.
Closing Da of the Racing- at Rochester
Trotting at Bochester.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Aug. 15.There was a fair
attendance at the fourth and last day's races.
2:18 class. Purse, $2,2500 divided.
Boneaecter 3 111
Diott Swiviler 1 2 3 i
Honny 2 4 2 3
Col. Lewis 4 3 4 1'
Time2:20^. 2:20, 2:19, 2:28.
2:28 class. Purse, $1,500 divided.
Kittie Bates 115 3 5 1
Iron Age 2 2 112 2
Gloucester 5 3 2 2 1 3
Amilius 6 5 3 4 3 ro
Lacy Fleming 3 4 6 7 7 re
Envoy 4 6 4 8 4 ro
Oonroy. 8 8 7 5 6 ro
Fred Douglass 7 7 8 6 8 ro
Time2:24^, 2:25% 2:25^, 2:25&, 2:24^,
TJie Saratoga Races.
SARATOGA, Aug. 15.The three-quarter mile
dash opened the races to-day and it was won
by Checkmate, Egypt second, Jennie B. third
Yolturno won the mile and a quarter dash,)
Governor Hampton second, Mary Ann thirdd
time 2:10%. 1
The mile and one-eighth dash was won by!
Hippagriff, Brother to Grinsted second, Belle,
the favoaite, third time 1:68).
Jackscrew won the selling race, one mile
Simoon, the favorite, broke Dr. Eochtler,
third time 1:47.
Ball and Bat.
At ClevelandCleveland 2, Chicago 0.
At TroyProvidence 16, Troys 7.
At WorcesterWorcester 15, Nationals 3.
At BuffaloBuffalos 16, Cincinnatis 9.
At BostonBostons 13, Stars 0.
August Returns of the Condition of the
Wheat, Tobacco and Oat Crops.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.August returns show
that the condition of spring wheat was 82
against 75 in 1878. The northern parts of New
England and New York maintain their July
condition. In the West and Northwest there
was a general decline, caused by drouth, rust
and chinch bugs. The decline was the moat
severely felt in Kansas, where the condition
averages only 44. The condition of the whole
country is 7 per cent, better than last year.
The decline daring July was only 10 per cent,
against 31 per cent, in 1878. With an increased
acreage, especially in the unascertained territo
rial area, a considerable addition may be ex
pected to the yield of this branch of the wheat
The severe drouth which prevailed in the
large tobacco growing States of Virginia, North
Carolina, Kentucky and Tennesseedaring Jane
and July was a great injury to the crop. The
average for the whole country is only 77,
against 84 last year at the same date. Bain is
reported since July 26 very generally/and the
prospects are that the September returns will
show a decided change for the better.
August returns show the condition of the oat
crop at 91, against 100 in August, 1878. They
show a Blight improvement over the July con
dition, which averaged only 89. A decline in
the gulf States and in trans-Mississippi States
nearly overbalanced the improvement in all
the other sections.
THE ARCTIC OCEAN.
Return of a Steamer from Behring'*
StraitsExplorer NordenekjoldNews of
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15.Among the passen
gers by the steamer St. Paul from Onalaska
were Col. H. G. Otis and Capt. J. H. Moulton,
of the United States treasury department, who
have been making a tour of seal islands in the
interest of the department. They re
port that the revenue cutter Richard
Bush had been through Bearing's Straits
and within 364 miles of Wrangel
land and within 75 miles of East Cape, near
which place Prof. Nordenekjold is supposed to
be frozen in. Her officers report the aea to the
northward clear as faras visible, with no signs
of ice. The season in the Arctic has been un
usually favorable for exploration, winter
warm and ice broke np early. Lieut. DeLong,
of the Jeanete, hopes to reach
Wrangel Land before the ice closes
again [and intends to winter there.
There's some question as to his reaching there
early enough, as on the way up the Jeannette
will visit the coast in the vicinity of East Cape
search of tidings of Professor Nordentikjold.
The report of his escape is not credited at the
north. No news to that effect had been re
ceived at Onalaska or St. Michaels, and those
on board the Richard Bash could obtain no in
formation concerning him.
Death of an Old Time Abolitionist.
LAWRENCE, ES., Aug. 15.Hon. Oeorge W.
Benson, brother-in-law of Wm. Lloyd Garrison,
died at bis residence in this city to-day, aged
70. Mr. Benson was a prominent abolitionist
in Massachusetts in the early days of the anti
slavery struggle, bat had lived in Kansas for
the last twenty-two years.
A safe stand-by for the familyduring the
season cholera morbus, summer complaints,
cramps, diarrhoeas, and all bowel complaints, is
Dr. Jayne's Carminative Balaamit is a reme
dy of admitted efficacy, and if occasion should
arise, sure to porve useful and save much suf
BERLIN, Aug. 15.Emperor William has re
turned to Potsdam looking strong and healthy.
He was enthusiastically received along the
POINTS IN THE SPEECH FROM THE
A Brief and Not Specially Interesting
DocumentSmall Attendance and Little
InterestComposition of the New Aus
trian MinistryGeneral and political
Old World News.t'l-
LONDON, Aug. 15.Parliament was pro
rogued to-day at fifteen minutes past two.
The speech from the throne as delivered by the
royal commissioner ia as follows:
My Lords and GentlemenI am happy to be
able to relieve you from your laborious duties.
My relations with other powers continue cor
dial and my influence with them will be em
ployed in maintaining the obligations imposed
by treaties promoting and consolidating gen
eral peace. The territorial arrangements stip
ulated in the treaty of Berlin have
been faithfully executed and the delineation
of new frontiers is nearly complete.
The Balkan peninsula has been evacuated by
the Russian army in accordance with the
treaty. Under the unanimous sanction of sig
natory powers suitable provision has been
made for the governmentof Eastern Rouoielia.
I have with great satisfaction siven my sanc
tion to the election of a prince of Bulgaria.
The calamities of the late war have hitherto
precluded the adoption of those reforms by the
Ottoman government, of which it has acknowl
edged the necessity, but I have urged and shall
continue to urge the importance of a tinjely
compliance with its engagements in this re
At the suggestion of my Government, in con
junction with that of France, a change has
taken place in the vice royalty of Egypt which
the past mi8government of that country ren
The treaty concluded with the ameer of Af
ghanistan, whioh has been laid before you, has
happily terminated the war which his prede
cessor compelled me to undertake. By it my
friendly relations with Afghanistan are re
established, guarantees for its peace and safety
given. The ability displayed by those in com
mand of my troops and the gal
lantry and endurance of the troops
themselves, is well deserving of the thanks
bestowed upon them by both houses. My
acknowledgments are especially due to the
many native princes who offered their assist
ance as well as to those whose forces were
actually brought into the field. I recognize in
such cordial co-operation their attachment and
good will to my India empire.
Since I last addressed you my forces have
been engaged ina serions conflict with the most
powerful native ruer of South Africa.
While I havetbe pleasure in thanking
them for vindicating the honor of
British arms I must mourn over
the sacrifice of many precious lives. I trust
that the decisive success which has recently
attained their operations will lead to the early
etsablishment of peaee on an enduring basis,
and that my subjects in that part of the world
being thus relieved from the danger to which
they have hitherto been exposed, may readily
join in such arrangements as may best secure
their safety and prosperity in the future.
Here followB the usual paragraph thanking
the house of commons for voting supplies.
My Lords and GentlemenBy the army dis
cipline act you have for the first time placed
upon the statute book a clear and comprehen
sive code of laws relating to the military ser
vice. The acts providing for the appoint
ment of publio proseoution and amending the
law relating to banking and joint stock com
panies are well calculated to conduce
to the prosperity of the commer
cial system. I have had much pleasure in
complying with your request to appoint a com
mission to inquire into the cause of the depres
sion in agrioulture. I observe with satisfaction
that you have agreed to measures relative to
education in Ireland, which form a fitting
supplement to the intermediate education act.
In bidding you farewell, I pray that the
blessing of providence may rest on your la
A veiy small assemblage listened to her ma
LONDON, Aug. 15.In the house of commons
the under secretary for foreign affairs stated
the government bad not yet been able to con
clude a consular convention with the United
States, but a bill empowering the executive of
such convention, is being prepared, so as to be
in readiness against the time when the conven
tion is concluded.
TAKE YOUR CHOICE.
LONDON, Aug. 15.A Durban dispatch says
the Zulus generally acquiesce in the deposition
KingCetewayo has prepared an army and
intends tofightagain, according to reports of
Sir Garnet Wolseley telegraphs from Pieter
maretzburg that he has reason to believe mes
sengers from Cetewayo, who are making in
quiries concerning the terms that will be of
fered the king if he surrenders, are only spies
sent to ascertain the movements of the British.
LONDON, Aug. 15.A correspondent at Ber
lin hears from reliable authority, that rye
which is the principal bread material of Ger
many, will yield, at the highest estimate, only
three-quarters of the calculated average, where
as wheat, if the weather continues fair, as
seems probable, wiU yield a full harvest. Bar
ley promises aboucthe same yield as rye oats
better, and potatoes good, though some disease
NEW AUSTRIAN MINISTBY.
VIENNA, Aug. 15.The new Austrian ministry
is a coalition in which every party is repre
sented except the once powerful Germany con
stitutionalists. Baron Julius Yon Horst, min
ister ot justice and minister of public worship
is a protectionist, Herr Folkenhayn, minister
of agriculture. The clerical presence of the
latter in the ministry is considered an indica
tion that Count Andrassy, the Austro-Hunga
rian premier will leave his office forever, not
even occupying the Hungarian premiership.
LONDON, Aug. 15.Correspondence of the
Generate Husse, supposed to be directly con
nected with the Bussian ministry of foreign
affairs, publishes an artiole stating that Ger
many has abandoned .the friendship of Russia
for that of Austria and England.
PARIS, Aug. 15.M. Saugeon, president of
the council general of Bordeaux, has become a
candidate against Blanqui for member of the
chamber of deputies.
CAIRO, Aug. 15.Thefirmanof investure of
Prince Tewfik was read to-day. The cere
monies were very impressive.
LONDON, Aug. 15..The miners at Manches
ter yesterday resolved to establish a national
emigration fond association.
Greece and Turkey are strengthening their
forces on the frontiers of Epirus and Thessaly.
JameB MoHenry has failed liabilities, 970,-
The Porte has appointed plenipotentiaries to
arrange the Greek frontier.
American eagles valued at 100,000 will be
shipped to-day from London to New York.
Bullion withdrawn from the Bank of Eng
land on balance yesterday, 21,000.
LONDON, Aug 15.In consequence of the
attempt by natives on the Bearcie* to destroy
.the British custom house at Kinkonk&h, the
corvette Tenedos, with 200 men,, homeward
bound from CapeColony, was ordered to Sierra
Leone from Ascension on the 8th July. The
Dide has arrived off the west coast of Africa,
including three gun vessels. The British force
on the coast will amount to 600 men. There
has been several deathB from sunstroke at
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 15.The porte has re
jected the demand of Servia for indemnifica
tion of losses caused by the recent invasion of
the Servian frontier.
LAGRANJA, Aug. 15.It is stated the marriage
of KingAlfonso with the Austrian archduchess
will be solemnized November 28, the king's
WAR OF BACES.
QUEBEC THE SCENE OF A BZOODT
French and Irish Canadians the Combat-
antsThe Latter Gain the First Victory
Both Sides Martialing Their Forces Heav
ily ArmedTroops Ordered Out and a
Bloody Encounter AnticipatedMurder
of a Wealthy Boston MerchantLong
Branch Summer Hotel Burned and Sev
eral Lives LostMiscellaneous Crime and
FEARFUL FREE FIGHT.
QUEBEC, Aug. 15.The ship laborers' trouble
culminated to-day in a fearful free fight in
lower town on Ghamplain street, near Allan,
Roe & Go's wharf. No. 5 section of the society
seoeeded, considering they were not properly
treated, and formed an independent society,
composed almost entirely of French ConadianB.
This morning they walked in procession
through the streets to show their strength, but
when on the way were set upon by the large
body of the parent society. There was about
3,000 men on the French Canadian side and
about the same number on the other, whioh
was composed principally of Irish Canadians.
Shots and blows were freely exchanged to the
injury of great numbers in the crowd. The
French Canadians were finally driven back,
having lost, according to report, five killed
and Eeveral wounded. The mayor did not
allow the police to interfere, as ha had but
forty men. Later on, another fight was relonging
ported raging al the Cove and some police and
magistrates have gone there.
The old Bociety men gathered in groups, and
expressed a determination to keep them out of
the street. Two cannon were in position at
Kincheller's wharf, and one at Martin's. The
men were*well armed with revolvers, boat
hooks and axes. Blood on the sidewalk showed
where the wounded fell. The men were warned
by the chief of the water police not to advance,
bat persisted. While retreating, after defeat,
they turned occasionally to fire upon their as
sailants. When the procession of people ral
lied they went to Gap Blanc and sacked three
houses occupied by Irish. A hardware store
was robbed offirearms,and six or seven guns
taken from the store on Fabrique street. All
the shops in lower town and on Mountain hill
have shatters ap. It has been remarked there
were not fifty ship laborers in the whole line of
the procession. A war of races seem3 to have
began. Bene Giroux is the only person reported
killed. A dozen men are known to be wounded
QUEBEC, Aug. 15.A meeting of French
Canadians was held at Jacques Oartier market
ball in the afternoon, at the close of which
they assembled on the plains to the number of
1,800, and, all armed with rifles, shot guns and
revolvers, a rush was made for the city and the
principal streets of St. Louis suburb were in
vaded, the crowds howling andfiringas they
ran. The Irishmen of the caves are said to be
in motion and the crowds are dispersing. The
volunteers will be called out. Bloody work is
QUEBEC, Aug. 15.NightThe utmost ex
citement reigns over the rioting. A large
meeting has been held at St. Bocb. The mili
tary are under arms. Battalions bivouac at
the drill shed, rink and citadel. The mayor
declines to act as chief magistrate for the city.
The magistrates met in the afternoon and
called out tho military aud also agreed that a
citizens' patrol should, if possible, be arranged
for the protection of upper town. Mayor
Moutizambert has had guns placed in the em
brazure overlooking Cbamplain street. One of
the wounded named Fleure died to-night.
Another named Barleuei will probably die.
Twenty-six men are known to be wounded
more or less seriously. The police are power
less and are all massed at number one station.
Consequently the city is in the hands of the
[BOSTON MERCHANT MURDERED.
BOSTON, Aug. 15.Joseph F. Frye, agei 40,
dealer in hides and leather, was found mur
dered, this forenoon, at his residence, No. 13
Jey street. A letter carrier, seeing the door
ajar, entered and found Frye lying in front of
hiB open safe with a bullet through bis head.
The safe had been robbed of its contents. Mr.
Frye was last seen at his place of business
about five o'clock last night. His family are
away, but are expected home to-morrow.
The fatal wound is a shot through the heart,
but in addition to that there are at least a doz
en stabs in the back and numerous bruises on
the body, giving evidence of a desperate strug
gle with the murderers. Frye's watch is go le
and his pockets rifled. The full extent of the
robbery is not ascertained. The assassination
creates intense excitement. Frye had as a pro
tege a young Italian who had several friends
among his own countrymen and two of these
have been arrested under suspicion of cogni
zance of the murder.
TrrusvTLLE, Aug. 15.The tank connecting
18,000 banels of oil which was struck by
lightning at Parkers' Landing, yesterday morn
ing, finished burning last evening, and was a
total loss. A second tank, standing near bv,
containing 30,080 barrels, became so heated
that, after smouldering all day. suddenly burst
this evening, and is now amass offlamesand
will be a total loss. There were ten men on
top of the tank at the time of the explosion,
fonrof whom were severely injured, the others
PITTSBURG, Aug. 15.The smouldering fire
in Ohatfield & Robinson's tank, on the United
Pipe line, opposite Parkers Pa., containing
22,000 barrels oil, broke out this evening, and
will be entirely destroyed. Five men, named
John Clifford. Austin Hines, Wm. Hal), D. Mc
Mahon, and D. McPherson, were badly injured
by burns and a fall from the top of tho tank.
A further extensive conflagration is feared
when the tank overflows. The tank was set fire
by burning oil from Wm. MunhalPs tank yes
terday at 3 o'clock.
SHOT BIS TRAMP.
CHICAGO, Aug. 15.An unknown tramp, who
was attempting to force an entrance last night
into the house of H. W. Baldwin, a resident of
the town of Biver Forest, was shot dead by a
charge from a shotgun in thehands of a son of
Mr. Baldwin, who happened to be in the house.
Two accomplices escaped.
It appears the tramp was a formerjournalist
of irregular habits, who has been going from
bad to worse for many years, having once been
a reporter on the Chicago papers, J. D. Tramon
RAILROAD CHIEF ENGINEER KILLED.*
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15.A construction train on
the new Keokuk & St. Louis railroad was
thrown fromthe track yesterday afternoon by
running off, twenty miles south of Louisiana,
Mo., and Aiqhalas Dubois, the chief engineer
of the road, was instantly killed. The con
ductor Thomas Carr had both legs broken, and
several men belonging to the train badly hurt,
including James Brady, superintendent of
bridges. Dubois resided in Washington. The
remains will be sent to Great Bend, Penn.,
TREMONT TEMPLE FTRE.
BOSTON, Aug. 15.The loss by the burning
of Tremont Temple building will not exceed
$105,000. The loss on the building is about
$80,000. The IOBS of the various occupants will
possibly reach $25,000. The latter are fullv
insured. The American Baptist Publication
society had Stock worth 120,000, moat of which
is saved. The Baptist Missionary union suffer
a slight loss. -p-
DROWNED IN GOING TO A BALL MATCH.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 15.Robert Collin
John Uhe, Michael Kelley, Thos. Bums and
one other man, name unknown, were drowned
near Rocky Biver, a summer resort near here,
about noon to-day. They had hired a boat and
started to go from the oity to the female base
ball match. They had been on the fake hut a
short time when a gale sprung up, and the
boat became unmanageable.
lision of trains on the Atlantic City rairvay
yesterday resulted in a verdict that I. 8. Yerts,
assistant superintendent, was criminally an
swerable for employing incompetent persons
to manage trains and for negligence in the
performance of duty. The evidence showed
the running of trains amounted to guess work,
that the assistant superintendent as a rule gave
his messages orally to the telegraph operator,
who wrote it down, and that the transmission
of an order of that description caused the late
disaster. The freight conductor swore he
knew nothing about the running of trains and
had Charge yesterday for thefirsttime.
JTRK AT DETROIT.
DETROIT, Aug. 15.Shortly before 12 o'clock
last night afire broke out in a barn on Michi
gan avenue, near the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern railway crossing, beyond the oity
limits. There being no available water supply,
the pipes of the water works not extending
that far, the progress of the flames could not
be stayed and soon communicated to and de
stioyed all the buildings in the vicinity, ten in
number, including three brick stores and five
frame dwelling houses. The total loss esti
mated at $30,000 insurance $14,000.
DETROIT, Aug. 15.The body of Anna Fleish
ing, another victim of the steamer Steinboff
disaster, was found floating in the river this
POWDER MILL EXPLOSION.
POTTSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 15.Morgan Eman
uel's powder mill at New Castle, for the third
titme his year, exploded to-day, killing B. F.
ST. LOUIS, MO., Aug. 15.Elevator B, be
to the Central Elevator company,
situated on the river front, near the foot of
Plum street, caught fire a few minutes before
11 to-night, and at this writing is nearly de
stroyed. It contained about 150,000
bushels of grain, whioh will be
destroyed or ruined. The building
cost $75,000 three years ago insured for $40,-
000. Adjoining on the south were three ex
tensive ice houses of Hazard & Wilson, which
were consumed. Loss on them not ascertained.
Some other adjoining property will probably be
THE 80HANDEL MURDER.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15.Sohandel, the younger
of the two women shot by Thaddeus Baker
last night, is still alive but in a very critical
condition. Property to the amount of $5,000
belonging to Madame Schandel, her mother,
acquired while keeping an assignation house,
which business she forced her daughter to
participate in, has been discovered' and was
turned over to the public administrator.
CITY CLERK DEFAULTS.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Aug. 15.Fred. W.
Spanlding, city clerkof Leavenworth, has been
found a defaulter, and has absconded. An in
vestigation of the affairs of his office is* being
made. The amount of hit defalcation is not
DEFAULT OF A BANK CASHTER.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 William W. Roach,
cashier of the Citizens' National Bank, is a
defaulter to the amount of $60,600. His
bondsmen pay $25,000 and he himself turns
over his own property to the bank.
Killed by a FalUnfi- TreeAcquitted.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
MADISON, Wis., Aug. 15.While KnudSteens
land, brother of Hall Steensland, a prominent
insurance agent of this city, was working on
the farm of the latter, falling tiees, be was so
badly injured by a tree falling on him, that
he died this morning.
Edward P. Jepson, arrested in New York on
requisition, for larceny, was acquitted in the
municipal court to-day, no case being found
Death of a Veteran Cincinnati Physician.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 15.Mr. M. B. Wright, one
of the oldest alopathic' physicians of this city,
died to-day in his 76th year. He was a native
of Pemberton, N. Y., and commenced the prac
tice of medicine at Columbus when only 20
A State Matter and Not a Local Fair.
[Lyon County News.
St. Paul and Minneapolis are reviving the
old fight in regard to the coming fair. We
ought not to say St, Paul, either, as it is Min
neapolis against the rest of the State. Min
neapolis is a large city, noted for its enter
prise, thrift, growth and power, but the people
thereof act seemingly foolish andselfish in the
matter of fairs. As between the two cities,
the State at large is neutral in their sparring,
but when a State fair happens to be appoint
ed at St. Paul, Minneapolis merits much cf
the disfavor of the State by inaugurating one
at the same time just for buncombe.
Deserving of Credit
[Sleepy Eye Wide Awake. 1
The twenty-first annual fair of the Minne
sota State Agricultural society will be held
at St. Paul from Sept. 1st to Sept. 6th. All
preparations are being made to make the
fair a complete success. The Dispatch aid
GLOBE of St. Paul are deserving credit for
their interest manifested in behalf of this
great enterprise. Bill King's paper, is the
organ for the side show at Minneapolis, and
Bill proposes to turn the crankdon't vou
Strait Will Accept.
|St. Peter Tribune.]
A GLOBE reporter has interviewed Hon. H.
B. Strait, sad.found that the major will con
sent to become a candidate for Governor in
case neither Wakefield nor Pillsbury suc
_,, Phillip has been sentenced at Aix to pena
PB^DELPHU, Aug. 15.-The inquest over ^Hude for life, for poisoning her busbanrf
the bodies of the five persons killed by the col- and husband's uncle and her mistress.
Plainview (Wabashaw county) News:
Hattie McCray, a little girl about 10 years,
and a daughter of Andy McCray, who lives
about a mile south of Beaver, in Whitewater
valley, was out near the house one day last
week picking up chips, when, passing her
hand by apiece of timber that lay on the
ground, a rattlesnake jumped out from nnder
it and bit her in the hand. Fortunately for
the child her mother immediately bound her
hand in salt and corded her arm, so that
when Dr. Davis reached the house next
morning he had but comparatively little
trouble to resoue the child, although her
hand was swollen four times the original
Faribault Republican: We learn from Mr.
H. C. Howard that he has threshed his
wheat and secured an average of eighteen
bushels to the acre. The best of it yielded
twenty. This is good, for old land and a
sandy soil. Mr. G. S. Woodruff harvested
over twenty bushels of wheat to the aero
from his land in the northwest part of the
city. His neighbors, Dunham and Dutton.
got fully as muoh from their pieces. The
wheat was of good quality.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 151 A. M.Indications for
the upper Lake region, upper Mississippi and
lower Missouri valleys, northerly to easterly
winds, partly cloudly weather, and in southern
portions, local rains, stationary or slight rise
in temperature and slight rise followed by
slowly falling barometer.
A FRENCH BORGIA,
PARIS, Aug. 15.A woman named Baptistine