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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT,
OFFICIAL JOURbNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AN.D OF THE CITY' OF NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. III-NO. 156. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1878-TRIPLE SHEET. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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IUOITT ES AND RATES.
THE MOBILE FAST LINE
will, on MONDAY. the twenty-seventh instant.
issue a sheet of rates to all lmportarit summer
LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE KNOWN.
Call on J. W. COLMAN. Ticket Agent, corner
p and Common streets, for a copy if you
not find one at your residence. my2e It lstp
A WNW SCANDAL, BUT THE SAME OLD
With Only a Change of Actors-The Rev.
Frank L. Smith's Essay at Beecberlsm.
BROOKLYN, May 25.-The scandalous
charges against Rev. Frank L. Smith, mis
sionary of Plymouth Bethel, by the young
widow, Mrs. Matilda Kettell, forms a promi
nent topic of conversation among the gossips.
While the friends of Plymouth Church and
of the accused minister scout the statements
of the lady mentioned as being utterly unwor
; thy of credence, others as warmly espouse her
cause, and point to the circumstantial precis
Ion of her apparently ingenuous story before
Mrs. Kettell says that on decoration day of
last year she met Smith by appointment, and
went with him to the West Side Hotel, New
York, where they had something to eat and
drink. They spent hours together in private
rooms. Smith ordered ale for Mrs. Kettell
And wine for himself. The widow says she
cannot remember the kind of wine ordered.
He ate heartily, and I partook of nothing but
a piece of strawberry shortcake. When the
waiter had drawn the corks from two bottles,
Smith said to me. "Pass me your glass." He
' oured out a glass of ale for me, and before
he passed it over he took out his memoran
dum book and was looking through it when
he handed me a little slip of paper, asking me
to read it. At the same time he appeared to
be looking carefully into the memorandum
After reading the slip of paper I looked up
Suddenly and saw Smith in the act of folding
a small piece of white paper, which he at once
placed In his pocket. He then handed me the
glass of ale, which he had kept near him, and
told me to drink it quickly before the foam
died away. I drank half of it and ate a small
piece of shortcake. Then I drank the re
mainder of the ale. I th,,n became very talk
ative and I said, "I'm afraid this is going to
make me drunk.'
"Oh, no," he said; "drink It up and have
some of my wine."
I began to experience a feeling of dulldess
creeping over me. I rose from the table and
went to the lounge, saying "Oh, I'm so sick;
am so sick."
He said: "I didn't think that it would have
that effect on you; I'm sorry, but take some
of my wine, it will make you feel better," and
then he tried to force some through my lips.
I said "Don't; oh, don't; I can't, I can't c
take it." I
I continued growing worse. He took me in
his arms, carried me into the adjoining room b
and laid me on the bed. I became perfectly 7
stupld for awhile. Coming to my senses I 7
found myself completely undressed with the (
t exception of one garment and thy hose, and I
Smith standing over me also undressed. 6
He said: "Now I have you in my power."
I said: "What have I done? I am lost " for
I knew by this time that he had accomplished
?HJe replied: "No, you are not; you will find
that you are all right."
I got up and dressed, sending him out of
the room before I did so, as I refused to get a
out ot bed while he remained.
He told me not to be ashamed of him; that
there was no need of any modesty now, and G
that he would always be my friend.
I put on my things and started to leave, c
saying "Now, I'm going home to tell my g
mother." He begged of me not to do so, and ]
said he would see me through my trou- 8
ble, and that he would not let me go away
from him, but would always be my friend and
ready to do anything that I would ask. He.
gave me a glass of water and we left the
The mother of Mrs. Kettell, who sat near 24
by weeping at the recital of her daughter's
narrative, said: "Smith is a bad man."
About± the first of September his infant child Ci
died, .ad on his return from Monticello he Cl
called here and was sitting on the sofa. I D
was commencing to condole with him on the D
death of his child, when he said: "Well I am K
glad she is gone. I have more now than I L
can take care of." Li
Isaac N. Signor, the superintendent of the A
Bethel Mission, said: "So far as anything M
these people may say or do, the charge Ni
against Smith is ended. The committee ate *)
entirely satisfied as to his innocence, and will Om
take no further notice of them." Mrs. Ke.t- Pi
tell has several tell-tale letters from the St
, Now They Avoid the Charges Against
BIooxKLYN, May 25. The charges that Mrs.
arbara Walton presented to the examining
onimittee of I'Plymouth Church, against Mrs.
ilton and Mrs. Morse, accusing the former
f slandering her pastor, and the latter of
reatening never again to darken the doors
rtf Plymouth Church, having been returned
by the committee to their author, are likely
never to be renewed by that lady. The com
mittee on Thursday night voted to send the
harge- back to Mrs. Walton, that she might
Dmit the charge against Mrs. Morse, who is
not a member of the church, and that she
might make the charge against Mrs. Tilton
more specific. Mrs. Walton'. relations have
also so disapproved of the introduction of
her name into the history of the scandal,
that they have almost per:uaded her to cut
:*hort her connection with the case, by ref U
ing to furnish the examining committee with
any new charges. Mrs. Walton intimates
that she had about decided upon this course.
Labor Troubles In Pennylivanla-S-tate
Militia Ordered to be Ready for service.
EIE.. May 25. -Lieut Col. IRobt. B. Magee.
commanding the Seventeenth Regiment of
State National Guards, is in town. He has
orders to have 450 in his regiment ready to
ake the field at short notice. The city has
ontracted to furnish 450 haversacks in two
days' time. A secret council of the officersof
the three companies in this city has been held.
It is said that troops will be called out and
sent to the coal regions, where the miners are
preparing for a hard struggle. The command
er. of companies in Western Pennsylvania
have received orders to have their men ready
to go into service as soon as possible. There
are rumors of labor troubles at Pittsburg.
All quiet in this section of the country.
A rouple of Fires.
CLEVELAND, 0., May 25.-About midnight a
broke out in the extensive stone works of t
yers, Rouse & Co., on West River street, C
nd but for the great alacrity of the fire ser
ce .a great conflagration would have re
ulted. Loss from $2000( to $3000h.
About 1 o'clock a. m. the picture and frame a
lishment of Schaber & Trappon, in Union a
.ane, took fire, and was completely gutted
ith fire and water. Loss nearly total : amount
ot kn )wn.
FPe4eral MIemoriat services.
NORFOLK, May 25.-Eastern Virginia cher
es the memory of the Union's defenders N
o sleep in her soil, and yesterday all busi
was suspended, and the annual memo
celebration of Tidewater Virginia passed
in Portsmouth on a scale fully equal to any is
vious demonstration slhce the war. It was at
an imposing and beautiful tribute to the
memory of the brave, who paid with their
lives the debt of patriotism. The floral off(r
ings were from the Grand Army posts of the
Coroner's Verdlet-Visltors to the Scene
of the Calamity.
CHicAno, May 25.-An inquest was held at
Plum Grove, near Barrington, on the victims
of the tornado that passed over that locality
Thursday evening. The verdict was, that the
deceased came to their deaths by a whirlwind,
and that no human foresight could have
guarded against the calamity.
The scene of the storm was visited yester
day by hundreds of people from miles around.
Henry 8tofel, the hired man, is still alive,
but badly injured about the head, and it is
feared is hopelessly insane. He also has one
log and two ribs broken, and it will be a mir
acle if he recovers.
Report from Madison, Wls.-Twenty-flve
MADISON, Wis., May 25.-Further reports
from the scene of the recent cyelone this
morning are heart-rending in the extreme.
Whole farms are laid waste and entire fami
lies killed. At least twenty-five persons are
known to be killed and twice as many more
seriously injured in this county alone. The
storm commenced south or southwest of
Mineral Point, going across the State in an
east or northeast direction and expending its
force near Waukesha and Milwaukee. While '
Mineral Point and Fort Atkinson suffered I
seriously, tnis county suffered a far greater
loss of life and property. The dire effects of
the storm were greatest from Primrose, in
the southwest part of this county, to within
six or eight miles south of this city, where it
seemed to rise and again approached the
earth near Fort Atkinson.
The storm, in passing Ithrough this county, I
was from a quarter to a half mile in width, c
and mowed everything clean in its path.
Nearly a quarter of a century ago, a storm
of like nature passed through nearly the iden- F
tical portion of the country. A great deal of t
the land is low and wet, and scientific men
are of the opinion that electricity has a great
deal to do with the cause and location of the
WASHINOTON, May 2I, 1 a. m. Indications
For the South Atlantic and Eastern Gulf
States falling, followed by rising barometer,
southwest tio northwest winds, nearly station
ary temperature clear or partly cloudy
weather, and In the former occasional rains.
For the Western Gulf States falling, possi
bly followed by rising barometer, southwest
to southeast winds, nearly stationary temper
ature, clear or partly cloudy weather, and
In Western portion rain areas with winds,
temperature shifting to cooler In northern
WEATHER AND RIVERS.
The signal service telegraphic reports from
other points, dated at 3:43 p. m., give the tem
perature as follows:
Cairo 720 Cincinnati 76, Davenport 72, Du
buque 73, Galveston 85, Indlanola 8.5 Keokuk
74, Lacrosse 67, Leavenworth 75, Louisville
71, Memphis 86 Nashville 88 New Orleans 85,
Omaha 73, Pittsburg 77, Bhrevenort 85 St.
Louls 70, St. Paul 66, Vlcksburg 88, Yanlton
68, Augusta 97, Corslcana 88, Key West 85,
Mobile 94, Montgomery 93, Savannah 97.
At the Gulf Ports.
The appendedi table shows the state of the
barometer, its tendency, the direction of the
wind and velocity at the principal gulf Dorts
as shown by the slivnal service telegrams dated
at 3:43 p. m. yesterday: Velocity.
Barometer. Wind. per hour.
Oilveston ..29.96--Falling. South. 9
Indianola .....29.94-Falling. Southeast. 1:
New Orleans 29.98-Falling. Southwest. 12
Corsiana ..... 29 s8-Falling. Northwest. 7
Key West ... 30 2-Falling. East. s
Mobile ...... 29.97-Falling. Southwest. ;
Savannah .....29.88-Falling. West.
stage of the Rivers.
Daily telegraphic report of the stage of
water at various points, with changes in the
24 hours ending yesterday at 3 p. m.:
Above low Change.
Stations. water. Chane.
Foet. Inch. Feet. Inch.
Cairo................t. In 5
Cincinnati................ 16 3 11 4
DubuLl e ........... .... o
Keokuk ................... 5 4
Lacrosse. .......... 2 4 .)
Leavenworth... .... 1:t o 2
Augusta .................. r, 7 ;0 2
Louisville ................ 7 ;
M em phis ................ 24 1 FIt
Nashville .. ...I 2
*New Orleans ............ lo
Om aha .................... 14 1
Plttsburg ........... 4 7 t 2
Shreveport ........... 1 5 O1 4
St. Louis ................. 22 1 1o 10
St. Paul ................. 4 4 o o
Vicksburg ................ 5
Yankton, D. Ty........... 10 6 o 7
'Below high water mark of 1874. tIndicates
rise. r Indicates fall.
(Corrected daily by L. Frigerlo, No. 50o Chartres
Saturday, May 2.. 8a.m. 2 p.m. 6p.m.
Thermometer..... 79 , -5
Barometer........ 30.05 30.10 30.10
Prevailing winds-Southwest and .outh
NEW ORLEANS, May 25, 1878.
Eiitor, ]euocrai -May 23 there was a practi
cable channel over South Pass bar at the endsl
of the jetties with a minimum depth of 22.3 feet,
if the pilot can avoid a small lump west of the
deepv3r channel, havingon it 21.5 feet.
The deepest line of water along a curve had a
minimum depth of 2 E3.2 feet.
M. R. BROWN. Cart. Engineers. U. S. A.
Official. By order of the Hon. S cretar-y of
Poar EADS, Mia t5. 6 p. m.-Wind southwest.
,i light. Weather clear and warm.
s Arrived: Soanish brigRosita. Mur master, R
° days from Matanzas, in ballast to Puig, Corral
S Amerlcan schooner Clara L. Dyer. Beers mae
Ster, 4; davs from Buatan with fruit, to J i'P.
SMa'heca & Co.
L British schooner Jennie Wood, Evans master,
I 5i days from Utilla. with fruit, to S. Oteri &
- American schonner Wm. D. Daisley. Smith
mester, 6 days from Kingston, Jamaica, with
fruit, to J. P. Macheca & (Jo.
Steamship Persian is still aground on the bar,
SOUTHWEST PAss. IMay 25. 6 p. m.-Barometer
29.70. Wind southwest, light. Weather hazy
No arrivals or departures.
The towboat Chamberlain spoke off this bar
this afternoon French bark Le Bon Fils, from
Galveston, bound to Pascagoula.
NEW YORK. May 25.-Arrived: Steamsrs
Britanic from Liverpool and Mastle from Bre
men. Sailed: Adriatic and Egypt for Liver
0ool California for Glasgow. Othello for Hull,
and Maas for IRotterdam.
oHa gRE. May 25.-Mailed: St. Laurent for New
LIVERPOOL, May 25.-Sailed: Minnesota for
QUEENSToWN, May 25.-Sailed: City of Berlin
for New York.
BRISTOL. May 23.-Arrived: Aragan fron
New York. __ _ __
The Socialists Will Rely on the Ballot.
CLEVELANtD, 0., May 25.-The prominent
lawyers of the Socialists advocate the ballot
as better than the bullet.
FROMi TIlE CAPITAL.
LOG NEIZURE INVESTIGATION - OR
(GANIZATION OF THE POT
The Loullana Case To Be Taken Up
Flrnt-Probablity of an Early Nom
Ination of Lacey's Successor.
8[Special to the Democrat.]
WASHINGTON, May 25.- The sub-committee
of the Judiciary Committee, to which Ack
len's resolution to investigate Calcasieu log
seizures was referred, has unanimously
agr-eed to report it favorably to the House.
Whether the report is made or not will de
pond very much on the nature of the report
from the pending inquiry.
The Potter committee will organize on
Monday. If it is found necessary to send
sub-committees to Florida and Louisiana,
Messrs. Morrison, McMahon and Ben Butler
will be told off for the latter duty.
Contrary to the original programme, the
committee seems inclined to take up and in
vestigate the Louisiana count before pro
ceeding with the Florida case, because it is
deemed due to Sherman that he have the
earliest possible opportunity to meet the se
rious allegations against him set forth in the
Potter resolution; besides, Minister Noyes,
who is aimed at in coinnection with the Flori
da count, cannot be here for some time yet to
make his dlefetnse.
The Republiclan members of the committee
had a i onferern4' last night at the residence
of Gen. Butler. It was decided that they
would insist that, in case the character of any
public men who went South shoull be assail
ed, every oplportunity should be given those
so assailhd to de'fnd them.selves.
Mr. Hayes returned this morning from Vir
ginia, and has is -n looking into the case of
Lancy. The probability is that the new ap
pointment will be sent in during the coming
Mississippl Ievee Improvement . A New
Ira of Prosperisy Prophesied.
WASMHINGTON, May 25. Mr. Robertson's re
port on Mississippi levee improvements gives
a brief history o tlhe river. It is accompanied
by ra map showing the extent of territory to~
be eisinelited by the proposed improvements.
The cominutte4 predict a new era of peace,
mate.rtal levelopm!ent, revival of ildslltrios
and extension of trade, which, succeodling sev
eral years of political strife and business de
pression, will bring tack to the river system
its lst lprestige, and that, it will yet become a
a greater commercial highway than it ever
The special convention, at whIch eighteen
States were represented, adopted resolutions
declaring the imnprovement of the Mississippi
to be a national work, which ought to be done
by the general government. To accomplish
this, the House committee recommend the
appointment of a commission to examine
and decide upon some adequate and compre
hensive plan of improvement of the lower
Mississippi, from St. Louis to the Gulf,
which is the concentration and trunk line of
the whole Mississippi river systeem. The
commission is to take into consideration
plans and estimates for the improvement of
the navigation of the river, as well as for the
protection of the alluvial lands of the Mis
sissippi delta from overflow.
The commilttee confined their attention to
the river below St. Louis, because the Corn
ruittee on Commerce had already made
amnple provisions for the river improvement
above St. Louis.
Mr. Robertson has introduced a bill appro
priating $3,571,571 to carry out the purposes
enhbraced in the report.
Texas and southern Pacific Rallroads.
WASHINGTON, May25. -Senator Johnson, of
Virginia, delivered an important argument
y.esterday before' the Senate Corlnmittee on
Railroads on the bill introduced by him.
granting aid to extend the Texas Pacijie and
the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio
lines to El Paso, there to connect with the
Southern l'acifll Itailroad, already completed
to the Colorado river, 721, miles east of San
Francisco; also, in aid of connecting roads
east from El P'aso to New Orleans, Vicks
burg and Memphis; placing all these roads
under gov'ernmint control, and requiring
them to prorate with eachll other, and be
,perated as (one through, continuous
line. The Senator advocated his bill
as the only practicable measure to secure a
true southern line between the Pacific and the
lower Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.
It skirts for o)0 mlesl the northern line of
Mexico, and would of itself end the existing
border troubles that now seem interminable.
It makes New Orleans. Galveston, Memphis
and Vicksbiurg terminal pints, affording the
largest facilities for internal commerce by
means of the entire system of Southern
roadst and the closest connection, and only
one hitherto proposed for rIeaehing the gulf
ports for Texas and Atlantic commerce.
Sale of United Stales Ronds.
WisnINO(ToN, May 25. -Mr. Phillips, of
Kansas, will, if possible, to-day introd .cc a
bill to regulate the sale of I;nited States bonds
by the Secretary of the Treasury, and gave
notice.of his intention to call it up at the
earliest moment. The bill prohibits all sales,.
except for funding purposes, and provides
for the opening at the United States Treasury
and sub-treasuries, of subscription books for
the purpose of refunding the debit at a lower
rate of interest. It is understowd that this
bill expresses the views of the Banking and
Currencty Coimmittee, and is a substitute for
the bill formerly introduced.
a The Sub-Committees for 'Loulliana and
f W.ASIltNGON, May 25. The sub-corrlmittoe
to investigate nmatters in Louisiana will
consist of Messrs. Morrison, McMahon and
Mr. Cobb will be chairman of the Florida
Peter Cooper's Libel Suit-A Jury Hung.
BROOKLYN, May 25.-The jury, in the suit
of Wallace H. Groom to recover $50.000 dam
ages from Peter Cooper for libte . after Ib
ing out all night, were unable to agree, and
were this morning discharged.
New York Aldermen and Health Offcers
to be Indicated.
NEW YORK, May 25.-Recorder Hackett
and the grand jury are striding forward, and
the Aldermen and Board of Health are to be
On the Lookout for Fenians.
CLEVELAND. O.. May 23.-The United States
revenue cutter Commodore Perry has left for
a cruise along the Canadian shore. This,
with the fact that the steamer Michigan re
ceived on board at Erie a Gatling gun and
ammunition, has caused the belief that the
boats are on the lookout for Fenians.
Judge Arrested fr Forgery.
BALTIMORE, May 25.--The arrest last night
of Judge Geo. W. Bishop on a criminal
charge, created general surprise in local po
litical circles. The specific charge is forgery
of bonds issued by the Mayor and City Coun
'il of Baltimore. to Frederick M. Ketchum,
Jr., for S154,000.
Sorix Crry, May 25.-A fire, supposed to
have been caused by the explosion of a kero
sene lamp destroyed the Depot iotel, at
Lermar's, this morning. Some thirty or forty
persons were in the hotel at the timeo, but all
- escaped. The building belonged to the Illinois
C(ntral Company and was in charge of .1. M.
Division In the Brltish Cabinet.
LONDoN, May 25. It is reported that the
members of the Cabinet the HIorne Secretary
and new Secretary for india have disagreed
with Earl Beaconnsfield and Lord Salisbury
on the points of compromise, as suggested
by Count Schouvaloff, Earl Beaconstield re
fusing his assent to the points suggested by
the count, and approved by Mr. Cross and
the Indian Secretary.
8pllt in the British Cabinet--Effect on the
IoNDoN, May 25. International securities
suddenly became very filat on the Mtock Ex
change this afternoon on unconfirmed ru
mors of a split in the British Cabinet. The
Cabinet meets for further consideration of
Count Schouvaloff's proposal.
Death of the Duchess of Argyle.
LONDON, May 25. The I)uchess of Argyle
Transfer of Cotton Manufactures to IndIa.
LoNIs~, , May 25.--The Manchester Guar
dian says: From Liverpool we learn that or
ders have been receive(d there to ship Ameri
can cotton for (cnsumptlon in the mills of
Bombay. It is intended, with this material,
to commence the manufacture of shirting
and other medium classes of cloth in India.
This cotton will pass into India duty free,
while goods made from the same cotton in
this country will pay an imp-,rt duty of 5 per
The Rhah's Visit--His European Tour.
I'ARIS, May 25.-It is expected that the
Shah of Persia will arrive in this city about
I- June 1, and stay a nonth incognito. Rooms
e have been engaged at the Grand Hotel. He
will go hoen". to Lndodon, Madrid and Lisbon.
His whole European journey will last six
sale of the Richard Collection of Paint
g PAIrs. May 25. The seonmd day's sale of
the famous Laurent Richard col ection at
tractAed again yesterday to the Hotel DIrouett
r a large audience, among which were repre
sente d, as on the opening day, all the princi
pal buyers, both collectors and dealers.
The figures after the titles give height
and width in Inches. The highest price
reachel is $9:00, paid for Rousseau's melan
icholy andl dramatic picture, "Hoar Frost on
the hIeightsi of Valmidois, near Lisle," 16 by
24%. One of Entin's best pictures, "Hawk
ing," I2 by a , brought $6820.
One of the most imrportant of the eight ex
amiples of the fame of Engen' Delacroix is his
spirited picture. admirable in tone, brilliant
in color, full of life and movement, the
"tGiaour and the Pasha," 25 by 123¼, brought
. (onstant Troyon's fine example, "The Re
turn to the Farm," 19'., by 30, , painted in
1550, brought $S;iiu.
For Rousseau's magnificent and vigorous
"Sunset. After the Stornm," 16 by 24', $3:900
Still another Rousseau, "Banks of the Oise,"
16 by 25, sold for the same price, $3900.
Troyon's "Shepherd Returning With His
Flock," 18 by 14, painted in 1849, went for $3550.
Millett's "The Winner," 2/8% by 23, cost i
$3321. The same artist's "Evening," 31% by
:39, went for $310o.
The first of the two examples of Gustave
Courtal, "The Brook of the Black George Va'l
ley of the Loire," 40 by 53, brought $2630.
The very important example, considered the e
masterpie(e of Paul Alexandre Protas, from o
the Salon of 1874, and called "An Alarm," 4314
by 45, brought $24r.
The first of exam prle. of I)Dupre offered
somewhat melancholy, "Les Landes," 25'n
by :3, sold for $2240.
Diaz's "Holy Family," 25'; by 21!1, cot
The historical painting by Ibybett, "Charl" s
I insulted by the soldier.s of Cromwell," 31 by a
40 sold for $2200. B
Merillhat's "Return of the l'rodigal," 15'.
by: 3'5, is a .triking work, which brought (
Formentri.s' "ArabH on the March," l0 by C
14, a most delicat; painting, sioldl for $1620. a'
Finallv, thte mall l)upre, "The Return from
Market,' sold for $620. b
'I'otal amount realizedi by the first two days 01
of tlea sale', $195,70;:. a
Grasry of the iltuatlon - Unexpected
ltrength of the Ioclallste.
iLONDON, May 25_ The gravity of the c(on
dition of affairs in Germany causes muc(h agi
tation in Alglo-German hbankingand corn:ier
cial ci rcl's, and pri vate dispatches from Berlin
say that the government is dismayed by the
strength of the coalition against it. During
debate on the Socialist question it was said
with boldness that in the Sc(hleswig-HIolstein
and Saxony socialistic opinions had attained
general acceptance among the peasantry, and
that in Wurte..berg, Saxony, Hesse anrd Hol
stein the Socialists were so strong that they
took part in and sometimes controlled the
munlcipal and local administrations. The
academy teachings for the last ten years had
favored Socialism, and rven in official circles
of the State and the Imperial government
men holding socialistic opinions were to be
The defeat of the government by a majority
of 1:11 is felt here to be corroborative of these
The Queen's Birthday.
IAIrMVILLE, May 25.-The annual cele
brati-'n of Queen Victoria's birth day was con
ducted in royal fashion here vesterday. In
response to the toast of "the Queen,' Mr.
Win. Tomlin, of Blridcport, Connecticut, said
that the Anglo-A nrerieans everywhere, were
now united as never before. There were up
wards of ninety flourishing St. George socie
ties with an enrolled mem.bership of :S0,00.
NEw YoRK, May 25.--This morning, as a
number of laborers were receiving grain
at the Sixth Avenue railroad depot, the floor
ing gave way and a number of laborers were
buried in the debris. .John Carlin and Hugh
M. Murtha were killed, and several others
[St. Louis RePublican.l
WASHIN.OTON, May 21. The recent publica
tion of the whisky bill of the'Louisiana in
vestigating committee has created considera
ble comment on the conduct of Senators and
members while on trips away from the capi
tal on public business. The notorious con
duct of those who attended Morton's funeral
is revived, and now it is talked about that the
joint committee that attended the funeral of
Leonard, the Louisiana member, was even
more shameless than any like body hereto
"I wish to ask the Court," said a facetious
lawyer, who had been called to the witness
stand to testify as an expert, "if I am corn
pellei to come inte this case, in which I have
no personal interest, and give a legal opinion
for nothing ?" "Yes, yes, certainly," replied
the mild-manrered Judge; "give it for what
it is worth."
The American Minister at Chili says there
is a fine opening in that country for Ameri
can doctors. Please pass the news along. All
the line opening in this country are taken by
ANOTHER WEEK CLOSED IN UNCER
TAINTY AND GLOOM.
British Cabinet Diusensions-Threatened
Resignation of Two Minlstera
Agitation In London.
LONDoN May 2. --The week again closes
in uncertalnty and gloom. Up to this morn
ing all that was certain was that time had
been gained and the beginning of hostilities
had been postponed. The city was to-day
agitated by a rumor that fresh dissensions
had occurred in the Cabinet. At first dis
credited, this rumor was afterward said to
have a solid foundation. Two members of
the Cabinet, the Home Secretary and the new
Secretary for India, are believed to have dis
agreed with Earl Beaconsfield and Lord Salis
bury on two points and to have spoken of re
Beaconsfield Determined That Russal
$hall Yield All or Fight.
LONDON, May 25.-The unexpected large
ness of the majority obtained by the govern
ment last night on the question of the Indian
troops is said to have removed the last hesi
tation in Earl Beaconsfleld's mind and deter
rmined him to adhere firmly to his policy of
rrefusing assent to the com promise suggested
by Count Schouvaloff, and approved by Mr.
Cross and the Indian secretary. These oompro
mises, It is claimed, were on the whole falla
cious. The congress was to meet, but what
was to be submitted to it was left in doubt.
On the one hand the other powers could not
be expected to ratify a partition of Asiatic
Turkey between England and Russia, in
which they had no share: and on the other,
neither England nor Russia would feel safe
in agreeing to be bound by the decislon of a
congress. Earl Beaconsfield is believed also
to have been fully convinced that the ques
tion should be settled at onec, and since the
vote of last night he is understood to have
avowed his purpose to use the popular co.fi
dence, thus manifested, in enforcing upon
Russia the alternative of yielding everything
It was on this that the two disaff'ctedr mem
bers, as is reported, protested. lrThey objected
to the further employment of Indian troops,
and to the absolute rejection of Count Sthou
It now turns out that much of the advance
movement in securities during the week has
been c(aused by favorable reports emanating
not from diplomatic but financial centres and
that advantage has been taken of the rise to
sell largely of European bonds and stocks,
and to purchase American securities. Trans-1
actions in the laIter lduring the week have f
been large,, and at an advance.
"* r5,, ,.a arr u ztuv il Y lU.
The Political Slinificance of the Shah's
Visit to ht. Prternburw.
LONDO', May 25.---The visit of the Shah of
Persia to St. Petersburg is believed to have
an important political signihicance. In
event of a partition of Asiatic Turkey be
tween Russia and England, his territory
would be brought into immediate contiguity
with that of one of these powers, and, in
event of war between them, it might become
the battle ground. The Shah is said to have
made proposais to the Czar which are of
The Russians Closing in on the Turks
The rMIuatlon Critical.
LONDON, May 25. -The military situation is
hourly becoming more critical. The Russian
lines are again drawn more closely around
Turks Evacuate-JAustrlanq Occupy.
VIE.NNA, May 25.-The Turks will to-day
evacuate and the Austrians occupy the island
of Ads Kaulch in the Danube.
Movements of the Rusnlann--They Deny
the Fittlnn Out of Cruisers and En
listing of Men.
PHILADELPHIA, May 25.--Count G(reppen
Merg, with Capt. Clhvpis, formerly on the
staff of the Grand Duke Alexis, are stopping
at the Continental Hotel. They vlsited
Ramp's shipyards yesterday, and directed
certain alterations to be made in the steamers
Columbus and State of California, recently
purchased for the Russian government.
Count Grippenberg denies that there is any
authorized movement to enlist men for the
Russian service, or that any cruisers aret
being fitted out In San Francisco. A number
of vessels from the Baltic, carrying soldiers
and sailors, are now en route, and will cer
tainly arrive in this country soon.
Russian Oflfcer Leavlnw the Cimbrla
Mystery of Their Movements.
SOUTHMaE.T IlAlRBolt, Me., May 25. -io
tachnments. of oflicers are daily leaving the
Cimbria. Where are they going and what is
their mission' are the interesting questions,
but nothing definite can be ascertained.
Though the oflicers are disappearing, the
sailors remain on board, and no lurther
movement has been made toward transferring
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
(The DEMORAT Is responsible for none of
the views expressed in the communications
inder this head; but no communications will
m) printed except from responsible parties.] I
Po PIPE-LAYING EXTRAORDINARY.
y ditor DImricrat -I ask a small place in
ie your paper simply to direct public attention
to the shameful doings of the City Hall. At
this moment I do not propose to do more than
ask voters to take a look at things. When
the campaign before us opens fully, I may
have occasion to say more.
Recently the City ('ouncil paid Mr. Zacha
rie $500- for doing work which it was the busi
n noss of the City Attorney and his assistant to
do. This money was thus shamefully rnisap
ri propriated at the very time when the city is
e in arrears with its school teachers and police.
Some months ago the city entered into a
regular contract with Mr. Fitzenrciter to run
the Third District ferry for ten years, he
paying $305 a month for the privilege. It
appears that Mr. F. paid for the first month
in advance; but nothing since, and then he
applies for the annulling of the contract and
the making of a new one at some $200) per
month. The Council cormplied with his de
mand, the Mayor vetoed their ordinance, and
they pass it over his head.
All this is in utter and shareful violation
of the city charter.
Again, our worthy chief of police sees fit to
make changes in the location of his subordi
nates, and he does it with the approval of the
Mayor. But the pipe-layers do not like the
change, so they put their heads together and
utterly squelch the chief and the Mayor, thus
I plainly indicating their determination to use
the police for their political ends.
All of this is utterly wrong, utterly viola
tive of law and reform; but these men are de
termined to dictate the next Council for the
city, and they are shameless in their efforts.
Maybe they think the people are fools, and
will vote for their candidate. No• s verrona.
THE POTTE t COIIITTEE.
Shall the sltings sai the Committee he
Public or Private ?
VASrHrNGTON, May 22.-Among the mem
bers some difference of opinion has been de
veloped as to whether the committee should
sit in open session or with closed doors. Sen
ator Barnum, chairman of the National Dem
ocratic Committee, has advised Mr. Potter
that the sessions of the committee ouht to be
secret, and in that opinion Gen. Butler con
curs. Mr. Potter agrees with Mr. Barnum,
and will doubtlese endeavor to have a rule
adopted making the sessions secret, but leav
ing it with the committee each day to decide
whether or not it will make that day an ex
c,,ption and give the reporters admittance.
Messrs. Morrison, Blackburn and Hunton are
in favorof conducting the investigation openly
with the reserved right, however of going
intosecret session if there is reason for it. This
sentiment bids fair to prevail, as most of the
Democrats think that secret proceedings
would lay them open to the charge of
seeking to give to the public only such testi
mony as might be calculated to sustain the
cry of Republican fraud. It has been urged,
too, that as McLin is the only witness in
Florida who is unable to come to Washington
and testify, a suh-committee need not go
down there to take his evidence, that one man
could be sent to take MeLin's deposition be
fore a notary public. The proposition has
met with but little favor, and it can hardly be
doubted that a sub-committee of three mem
bers will be sent to Florida. McLin is in
poor health and has promised to make under
oath a full and free statement of all the facts
bearing upon the Florida vote. The Demo
crate attach a good deal of importance to this
promised statement and will not risk it to
any single commissioner. Mr. McMahon will
likely be chairman of such Florida sub-corm
mittre, and Gen. Butler will go as the Repub
lican member. Dennis has promised to re
turn hero and testify, and to bring with him
some papers to corroborate the statements he
BALD MOUNTAIN sPLIT IN TWAIN.
Trees and Rocks Eurleo Down Its Slde, and
a Chasm Made 300 Feet Long.
[New York Sun.l
Asnxvnr,r,> N. C., May 20. Two years ago
residents of this section of the famous Baid
Mountain were thrown into great consterna
tion by continual rumblings and inexplicable
noises heard in the bowels of the immense
mountain. The phenomena attracted the at
tention of scientific men in all parts of the
country. The rumblings lasted for about two
weeks and then ceased. They h:d the effect
of rendering the real estate in the neighbor
hood, that had been valuable, almost worth
less, and the inhabitants hastened to move
from the neighborhoodl of the mysterious
mountain. ILast Friday night the noises be
ran again; the mountain shook as in the
throes of an earthquake; immense trees and
rocks were hurled down the mountain side,
and sounds like intermittent thunder were
heard during the night. This morning those
who ventured near saw that the mountain
had been literally split in twain, leaving a
chasm of 300 feet in length and from 8 to 10
feet in width. So far as has been ascertained,
the chasm is a bottomless abyss. As yet no
smoke or lava has been thrown from the
crater, but early in the morning there was a
strong smell of sulphur about the place.
SwrIung sucaru o1 suipnur arout the place.
Where the Natlonals Come In.
A considerable number of persons are en
Sgaged in arranging the next presidency. It
Y s, of course, a personal matter. The people
y at large are to have very litte to say about it.
i The usual course is to be pursued. Candidates
are being provided. They are not to be
strangers. We are assured that Mr. Ulysses
f 8. Grant and Gen. Samuel J. Tilden are to be
the champions. Grant is to represent law
and order; Tilden economy and reform.
- Grant is in training In Europe by those who
think we need a MacMahon to save society.
Tilden is being advertised by the American
Congress. The most positive gjentlemen that
think Grant is to be Rerpublican leader are
Democrats, and the most anxious supporters
of Tilden as the Democratic candidate are
Republicans. If the Democrats should sue
ceed in nominating Grant for the Republicans,
and the Republicans achieve Tilden for the
Democrats, perhaps the time would prove
propitious for the organization of that third
party of which we have heard so much and
seen so little.
A Partisan Pres.
Partisanship controls the press of France to
a degree that far exceeds anything in this
country, unless it be the ouholding the Mexi
can revolutionists in Washington by the Cop
Mr. Smalley, writing from the Paris Exhi
bitiona day or two after the opening, says the
Bonapartist, Legitimit and Clerical press
have not ceased to ridirule the Exhibition,
which is regarded purely as a Republican en
terprise, and that, on the other hand, as far
as he has observwed, "rnot a single Republican
paper has dared to admit that the Exhibition
was in an unfinished state," though every
visitor must see at a glance that it is in a
chaotic state of incompletion. These facts
lead Mr. Smalley to remark that "the purely
party paper, printing only the news which
makes for its own side is, and, of course, al
ways has been, wholly unknown in America."
It is the regular thing in Paris to-day.
The Shorter Catechlsm Without Answers.
r Why did Hayes nominate Wells to be Sur
; veyor of the Port of New Orleans? Why did
he make Anderson deputy collector there?
Why did he make Kenner and Casenave cus
torn clerks there? Why did he make Stearns,
of Florida, commis-loner of government
property at Hot Springs' Why did he nomi
f nate McLin for Chief Juitlce of New Mexico?
a Why did he nominate (.owgill for a United
1 States marshalshipf Why has he just ap
pointed Packard Consul to Liverpool? Did he
do these things, which debauch the civil ser
vice, for nothing' Is it only a coincidence that
these are the very pei sons who stole the
presidency? Is it ,,nly another coincidence
that Noyes, Kasson and Sherman, who told
these fellows that if they put Hayes in, then
he should take good care of them, have them
selves reen placed as Ministers to France and
Austria and Secretary of the Treasury, re
specti vel y?
A Florida Alligator.
(Jacksonville Sun and Press.j
A large alligator was killed at Ciaremort.
near Remington Park, on the St. Johns, by
Capt. W. A. Hallowes and Mr. Geo. C. Floyd
a day or two since. While the above named
gentlemen were out hunting alligators their
attention was attracted to the splashing and
bellowing of a cow. Proceeding in the direc
tion whence the sound came, they found an
alligator about ten vards from shore, where
the water was two feet deep, making an at
tack on a cow. The alligator had already
torn a large strip of flesh from one of her
legs. They at once killed the 'gator, which
measured thirteen feet six inches in length.
Stung to Death by Bees.
Morrie, Ellis, a farmer, near Georgetown,
Ill., started from Vermillion Grove on Thurs
day with eight stands of bees in his wagon.
The bees grew very angry, doubtless, from
the jolting of the wagon, and in a solid mass
lit upon the horses and dr iver. The horses did
not try to run, but lay on the ground and
rolled in agony. Both horses have since died
and Mr. Ellis lies in a very critical condition.
Thi. happiest of all her sex lives all for
lornl Tuscrarra Nev. To begin with, her
Christian name is iMarancy, which of itself is
an overwhelming affliction. Next, she and
her relatives are not on speaking terms, for
she fell in love with a gay young stranger,
whose looks they did not like, and, in spite of
their prayers and threats, eloped with the
same and was married. Finally, her husband
has turned out to be a woman, and made her
the laughing-stock of the town. The real
name of the deceiver who tricked her into this
mock marriage is Sarah.
A load of sawdust went into a New Jersey
town recently, and a man who stood on the
sidewalk exclaimed, "There must be going t0
be a Lydia Thomipeon troupe here soon,"