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THE NEW OREANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. III-NO. 20'. NEW ORLEANS, THt I TRSDAY, JULY 18, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS,
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'IERRIBLE DIiATTER AT BARNES
Five Men Killed, and Five Others lerl
eu~ly, If Not Fatally, Injured.
BAINNlr, lI,. . iJly 17. This morning,
about 7::10 ,'cl~k. . ta It'rrifi explosiJnil (i
curred hl.e, esusid by the explosion of the
boiler of D)avis .t Starbuc.k'H large plaJnlai
mill, h hlih wasi so tr ilic as to bet hetar
throughout hlie city, and caused great loss ot
life and property.
Immnledlati'ly aifter the explosion occurred,
the alarm of fir soundedllll , and a largo crowd
was8 sf'n wenlling its waly towHard the mill.
All know that smoothing terrible hlad hap
pened. The luihlin g ca(ught IhIr', but the
skillful efforts of the firemun extinguished
T'hen commenced tlhe search for the dead
and woulnded who were .aledded In the de
bris. The ti.n(rrs wetre so coIpletely jamur ned
together that it, was several hIours hI.oreI all
the botaleas w'0re ivieVoiv1. Jas. Padgett, the
fireman, was hhIwn gtainst a pile of in!her,
200 feet away, man .lrg lila ls body hlro tbly, he
yond reoisgnitionil. ForI others wore so cori
fletely buried ibonilat.hl the rulilns that it, tAk
two hours to get thnll iout.. 'I hrleeof these tare
supposed to have teen killed inteatntly', alnd the
other died shortly alter beinig ialriied to his
Flve others weor badly injured, antd are ]v
Ing in a critical ronlldlit ii,. It Is iot known Ias
yet whether any will live.
Great excitalelent, prevails, n.s the explostson
was worse inl every pal rtlicila thanli at lirst h Ie
lieved. Womenlrr arnlld chijidr Ilny now soon.l
running absout, hbo'lllhiUg the loss (of their
The names of the killed thus far known are
as followa: Jarns IlPdgett, fireman; (tlla.ales
Ellster, Win. 4. Ily vsor anld Jla ural Ilurhard,
all of wlhore wre imore or leos nlangl1(1.
Those seriously anid perhaps rior tally wound
ed are John Moore, Tngihor, lhand nearly cut
off, skull staved in andl thI'ewise bruised;
Wm t.Dent, log broken andL iuljurl internally;
James Blowelrs, artrn birioken anl dliep gash in
skull; little Charlie Ellster', Jr., san of (Chas.
Ellster, who was killel, has a odee'p u(t in the
neck, andl brul'llj' aIIHut the ihead; Saumuel
Blowers, bruised and Ijutlllull lrntia'i nlly. .Jias.
Ellis very narrowly esca tl4D with his life by
jumping out of a sea iol story window, just
as the bhuiling was fallinlg.
Everybody is widl, and oan think of nothing
else but the e'xlosioni. There nraly Ih tr more
dead found yet, a. soon) as thil debris .an be
uf.ferlng Throunoinut the Northwest.
CHICA.o, July 17.--The Daily Niw'w to-day
received specials from every illportant prIit,
in the Northwest. 'They show that tile heat
is intense througlhout Indiana, Michlgan,
Wlsconlsin, Illinois, Iowa alndI Missoiuri. A
very large inuilher of suistr okes are reportA'd.
Business is generally suspellrnded througlhout
Southern Iowa., where, in Burlillgtoin, (in
nell, Marshtalltown aid adjacernt places the
thermometer rangedl from 100 to 112 in the
The Chamlber of Co, mmrerce of Milwnukoll
was fore id to adjouru at an early hour on
account of the hinat.
Grand Rapids reports the hottest (lay sinco
1868, as also Peoria. Freeport and Madison,
Wis. It Is a ;,ecullar fact tiat, I,.ople In the
rural districts have been pirosritr'lil by heat
while sitting in their houses and died almost
The heat In Chicago i Intense, and eight or
ten fatal cases of sunstroke are reported this
Hottest Day of the Reason.
UTICA, N. Y.. July 17. To-day has hcen the
hottest day of the Lsailon. T'I1 th.erlom)lleter
mlarked as high ats i9 in the shade. No cases
of sunstroke reportdl.
Cinclnnatl Wealher - Death from Sun
CINCINNATI. July 17..--Tho weather con
tinue. clear and h(ot. The ttherlmrometer at
the signal st.atio(n i,-day, at it o'clocik, stoodl
at ¶91- Ludwig Keohwold. No. 2i; Mohawk
str'et, died from sIunstroke yesterday.
Fatal finnitrokes in I hicrao.
CrHIrcAlo. July 17.- There were sixteen
deaths toi-dav from sunstroke in this city, as
far as report.d up to midnighlt. Reports of
fatal cases are still cominlg in. Thills has lbeen
the hottest day known to the oldest in
THIE WAR PATH.
Forsythe at Umatila - Indians Joining
SAN FRANC'ISO, July 17. News from the
front by courier to La Garde Place: The
cavalry at Umatilla last night, with tile in
fantry, Col. Forsythe in ('coI maId of tile car
airy, camped last night live mrihis on tihe other
side of Mercheam and within two miles of the
On the other hand hundreds of warriors
have joined Col. Forsythe, and fought the
hostiis yesterday and brought In tw. nty-two
scalps and 400 head of horses. They will fight
with Forsythe again to-day. Forsythe has
about 400 men and Whtatonl about the same
number. This inlcludes some volunteers.
Lieut. Crosser, of Slndforid's c(omnlmand, left
La Garde to-day with twenty-live men for
North Powder river.
The Indians Capture the Umatllla Reser
SAN FRANc.ISCO, July 17. -A dispatch re
ceived here to,-day states that it is reported
that the Indians have captured the Umatilla
Indlans In Motion-Filht- With Bannocks.
WASHINNOTON. July 17.--A telegram from
Wheaton, datutl Ullatilla Agency, Jiuly 15,
says: "Indians are reported mnloving from
their posiltion n ar te heaitlwaters of McKay's
creek. Send Forsythe with a cavalry column
in quick pursuit. Follow with Miles's col
umn. Troops and folrty-six Utllt.ila scouts
are now lighting with a BaiinnOks raiding 1
arty. 'Ihe Snake chief, Eagan, in reported
Alliance Wilh the Umatlllas.
SAN FRANCIsco, July 17.- A Boise City dlis
patch says: It is unot ti il that the Umlatil
las have joined the hostiles. ()u the contrary.
100 warriors have joined Col. ForsytLh andi
fought the hostiles yesterrdiay, bringing in
twenty-two scalps and 300 hiorses.
Sheridan's Black Hills Tour-Active Ope
ratio, a ixierrted.
GEN. I1RADLEY'S EXIPEDITION CAMP
DEVIN, Black Hl1ls, via Detadwouil, -July 17.
A dispatch receilvwd from uisllarck an
nounces the departureof Lieut. GUn. Sheridan
on a tour of insprction alonIg the defenses of I
Black Hills biordlir. Hi will reach Gen.
Sturgess at Bear Iultte on the tenth, and Cl. 1
'Guy V. Hemry, the eminent mirulhtary author k
and hero of the tight, has t~on detailed to
meet him at Crook City with his company of i
the Third Cavalry, and escort the General to
the present camrup. It i relorted that the
General has late lformlation im regard to the
movements of the Indlians now in British
America, and that active oieraiti.)ns may i
soon be expectedi. lsl lunfornation is from
Various points and is to be relied upon.
NEW YoRK, July 18.-Henry R. Phillips,
cashier; Wll, Ilinres, t.ioikkeepler'; Pearsoin
lHendrickson, superintendent,all of whorn were
formerly employed in the firm of Wilson &
Craigh, dry goods and silk merchants, No.
I771 Broadway, were arrested to-day for sys
tematically swindling their employers since ;
1875 out of various .uils of moanr.y, nggr'egat
inlg over $50,'00. 'The' iir went Into hank
ruptoy last Mept.'moes'r; the cause it is now
eiIppos'd was dlue to the large amounlits of
lonelly taken by the dlishonest empioye es,, aill
of whomr halve' for some time l bn leading fast
Ilves. Thei prisoners ceoenfesser'd theirg ulit and
will be' taken t.o ('ullt ter-lilorrow.
Soiithern oltlrr.%' lifle Mafrh.
l8pa'Iil to thie Di)rnoornt.l
]lMoni.,E, July 17. The Southern Sohllers'
llatchl, distIance :ui yarls, wasL Won by MIr.
Bressier, of the Al.ahalrn Stato Artillhery.
Score, 27, out of a p.iesible 35. 'i'The seorl
preizc was won by Mr. RIened, oef .th(e Cntil
nrntals, and the third prize by Mr. Mequithy.
of the Cont llillntals. Tl'he Inath werat pool
shooiting; two dollars entrance' fee 40 per'
cont for thle first prize, 25 J.er' ce('int for the
second prize, anld 10 perr' cent for the tlhired.
The several pool matcahes resu(lted ias fol
('el. (Glynn won the first. Prize, the 500 yards
pool; lieut. Vass, of the (O 1,de, the, secon'ld.
To-daly's sh ooting was poorly aittenldoel, with
The Louiseann t'amrn was presentedl with the
Inter-State trophy this e'veninrig it, Frascat.i.
''The te'cull is inow teiceg .re'inauetld by ithe Ala
beanlt troop at the lBattle llousis. Thee'y tare
hIlclloewird b llound in tile morninig and will ar
rivce at 81 ::0. li. ' Thursiday.
Amerieall H.ielr ream.
NinW YORK, July 17. -Unl.ss theoroshollid
bie compelltlitors for plac's oil thee Ameriic'ani
t'el iclsewhellcre than at (Crrlrolnoor yester lvday,
thoe Iprospeccts for sele'tingl a lt tll for 1878 w(il
iee very slight. Four rifllorn'ion wenit ,iout toi
shoot In comepetiton. Cal. lohin apparetid on
the range durling thle ftercnoon. I he' ondti
tions were as follows: D)ista,'ces. 800)(, 900 and
1(110 yards; fifteen shlots at eac'h tanego; the
hi ghes't attainablie slcore 225 polirlls.
The following are the scres: Col. II. F.
Clark ---71I, ;6, 67; total, 203 t. Rathborn 71,
64, 63; total 1198. I,,mrer Fiiher 6;, 61a, 5:3;
tetal, 184. i)r. V. G. I)udhley-- 59, 5; retired.
Harvard vs. Cornell-C-(rnell Wins.
A UnfuiN, N. V., July 17. The IHarvard
Corne'll boat rae uon ()swrgoo I aku was won
t by the Cornells in 17:06t5/. At the first mril
the Cornells were ahadIl; at the second mile
the liarvards ledl, when the Cornellis passed
and had the lead at the two and one-half mile
IrHsN(ORE, ()Owaso Lake, N. Y., July 17.
'he eight-oarleld shll race between the liar
vard and Cornell ft e.;hlnen crews to, k plae1
this afternoon. The weatther was all that
c'ould (be d(+sirl'ed and thel water was nll goal
'otdtlition. Thel crews were In exc(ellent forml.
i ('e coursA was two miles straight away.
At 4 o'clock the boats got In position, and at
4:14c the signal was given, and both crows got
away, Cornell taking water first and holding
the head for the first mile. Harvard made a
spurl't, and at the elnd of the second mrilt was
in the lead. The (:ornrlls then increaser]d their
stroke, and at the two and a half rwil stake
were In the lead, and rnninttrined it, to the
home stake-boat. Time- - 17:06(/5.
CtHIcAt(O, July 17. Chifagos, 6; Mllwau
k ens, 5.
LONDON, Ont., July 17. Teournsehs, 13;
lBUFFAi,O, July 17.--Buffaloa, C;; Stars 3.
UTICA. IJuly 17.--Utleas, 6; MalnOheLstes, 7.
RocHEuHTSu, ,July 17. -Rochesters 1; Wor
LANSIN1Ntr(, N. Y., July 17.-Ilaymakers,
9; I'ittstfllds, 4.
StI'ntNoFIErD, Mass., July 17. -Springfleldls,
17; HolvokIs, 6.
WAsIINoTON, July 17. Neow Bedfords, 6'
Nationals, C. H al of tif t. tent.h innintlg had
hbetln playedl when darkness ilntervlenerl, lnd1
the um pire decidcltl tlhe gaulme drawn at tihe(' r(1
of the ninth inning. It will be played off to
Walking Match at B;uffi7lo, N. Y.
IBUFFALO, .July 17. -At 5:45 p. m. Thryan
had covered l210 miles, an I Entis 233, the
latter being twenty-tht om miles ahead.
O()(ENaSeiut(a, N. Y., iJuly 17. A frame
house just off New York Avenue burned to
day; loss $61().
At about 7:10 p. m. the ferrybo(at Wim. Arm
strong, plying between this city and Prescott,
while lying nIear Htadoc(k burst into flames.
The fire came in a rush from her hold andl en
veloped her in a nlmoment. Two or thr(ee pr
sons ,on the upper deck jumrndl into the river
to escape. and wore rescued by hard work.
The firemen succeeded in saving the hull.
The steamer was insured for $~3o)0; loss fully
Word has just been received from the In
ternaltional Camnip (round, eleven mliles abwve
thei city, on thie St. Lawrence, asking for tire
engines and saying that the wloods are on fire
all arollund the grounds, and fears are felt for
A Young Girl's Ruin.
BrUFFAn,o, N. Y., July 17.- The young
daughter of an old resident and well known
business man of this city was lately discov
ered 1to be in an abnormal condition for an
unmarried lady, and, being called to account
by her parents, charged .John Tyler, the col
lector of Buffalo, with being the aulthor of
her ruein. Mr. Tyler Is a married man anrd was
a retired ofcfl:er of the regular armny on half
pay when he was appointtl collector under
.en. Grant's administration. It is thought
that Tyler will be removed.
Tired of Life.
BnooKLYN, July 17.-Gilbert Bisehoff, a
man over fifty years of age, committed sul
('itde some time between Saturday last and
last evening, when his partially deconmposed.l
body was found in his roo(m at Williamshurg.
The house is a tenenment, three stories high,
anti is let out as furnished rooms, Bischofll
being on the second flIsr, and it has now been
thet scenlle of three suicides, on(e solme years
ago, another one year ago, when McNamara
blew his brains out with the same old two
barreled pistol that Bischoff used.
James Gordon Bennett at Home.
NEW YORn, July 17.-Jamnes Gordon Ben- r
nett and his sister landed from the steamer
St. Laurent this morning, and proceeded di
rect to the Brevoort IHouse. Bennett refused
to be Interviewed regarding his voyage or
future intentions, but said the voyage had I
been pleasant and with no bad weather. He I
lsrks in the best of health. A portion of his
Ilugagee was sent on to Newport, whithter it is
probable that Bennett will shortly follow.
Mamqerrading In Men's Clothes.
NEW YORK, lJuly 17.- Allice Trevillian, who I
was arrl'sb'tl, dressed int men's clotnes, and
who said she was a detective, proves to be a
half lunatic and a fraud. Shel was recogr.izL.d
in court as an intimate associate of disreputa
ble women, well known about Thirty-first
stree't. She has lately come from Bostlon on
a d'ebauch. Judge Smith will commit her to u
the Lunatic Asylum to-day.
Drowned In a Well.
BALTIMORE, July 17.-Two men named
Moses and Kessler were employed this morn
ing to repair a well near this city. Kessler
went into the well first and was overcome by
foul air, and Moses went to his assistance, 1
when both fell to the bottomn of the wll in w
water twelve feet deep, and were drowned.
All for Love.
NEw YORIK, July 17.-Ellen McCall, a young
wouman seventoern years of ag", a variety ,
:actress, committed suicide to-day, at her resi- (
denee by taking prussic acid. Love and de- 1
Dspondency the cause.
DI RURWEMENT OF MILVER DOLLARNI
All LegIitimate Efforts to Ibe made to
W'ipe Oit the Premium on Gold.
WA.SN(IT( N, .Jiuly 17. Aaaiatant ITnlitld
S tatlea tie iat uveiN have hiein ordered tii pay
ou tl lie ilvr dollaLr in their va,~il on chetcka
in exchan.ige for grentaii.ka andl blank notel tor
pairiles wihing thien for dii.iiraniienit oil
lpy rolls, aidll ill lieui otf ,ii, ai'(l two dlollar
D)lproslt.ary natinnil hanks have ela n boen
notililed that the silver dollar will ba ient.tholell
fre',of expense. It is hopeod tlt tt the fall 'lid
inalnd for anall noites for the Ilvnvlllnt of
c(in)i maly ie suppilil by the iea of alandl
I'Ild silver do llhrHi . ''hlie 'Trasllrrer ia tlaking
1ani inlventliory of lith smriall gold coln to s4ee
what amounllllt ()on haind, arnd it fiound to bhe
aivnll.ag.n.ostri Ih li init'rc'st o.f the goverI'i
'i nt, It will tie dlMhiurjed.
It i betilievedI that t hia aithin iof the govern
ment, taken in (caiiiel'tion with the iimportia
tion of gold fIrom Eiuriopei, whic.h It is pr,
dicnt.:l will commence tiiif-i uilnnuatlly early thlih
eiaion, will have tmhe 0iet to wipe otlt en
tirely the parient low prirniurn ion golld In
thli ci'iountry a dl give ui Ii. .ra'etilitl spi'.i r
81iruptilon son tile before the period set by
act of Congis.s..
With the afpiipriovil oif the HSecreIitar-y of the
Treasury, ilnstruct-l.ionl w, to-day Sallt by
ticligratrph to the supllrinth'nileint, of the mnlnt.
at San Frallci.'o, i)to ('cii $1i,000,000 in valve,
half in ione-ilintrtr eiaglei adLl half in ri)c
half eagles,, alud to hlli the sLamve slubject to
thel order of thn' Tl'relslry D)ij arth.niint.
Thite piurcirtaing aiLo, foIr silver in lota niot
excor+wlinlg 1lv,))l)) (ouliucI at the Plhilldulelphinl
mint avlit the aosay o.ile inl New Yoirk city,
is btaeen iby oirnlr iof thi Sm'nrietnry of the
Treanury redurlied t l.t on-half cent per oiiince
ibelow the quijivallent or thi Lilldo rate. [LTh
amoiunt of silver idollara exchiingwd at par for
gol oiin alit the San Franci.co minilnt, for the
week nlling on thel eighth Instant, wal $18,
00,. which is very gratifying to the 'I reiasuiry
lidepartiment, as suc-h excihanige return tl 1 the
Treas.ury guli In place of tihe gohl din paidt
ouit for silver hullion dluring lh first two
imon , i f.th f Iie passage o. t0he lilvr dIollar
law. It, ran bie statedl aiuthoritatively that
every legitiiatoi if-IT ,rt will tbe ii rled by thr
govirlnlnellt to, wipe out the relmalinKg Ipro
hiital on gold.
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 17. The Ripublican
congri ssR'ional coiivention ofi the Seconid (Con
grsssional l)itric(t yesterday nominrated
Major 1flra·n 11. Strx.tI, the prese'nt, membr,
on the first, Iihalt. 'Thi platform favors hon
eSt imoney ani ind(lorses llfayes.
A Democratic "National."
NEW YORK. July 17. A dispRatch from +Ia
leigh, N. C., says: "Col, John RI. Winiton an
nouncedl himself as t , candidalte for (Congress
in thei (rl'eeins)ro D1)ist.lt'le, as the repres.enita
tive of the Nationli party. lie has hrettrtlore
been a staunch nlDemocrri at.
Indiana Greenback erc--thaneges in the
TNDIANA'orils, IJuly 17. -The Statte (Cmntral
Cornit ttee (of the 'Greenlrack party is in se.s
sion here. 'The, conrniitt e fnofinhated 1.bilert
( regory as candlidatr, for Attorney (;eneral in
place of G(n. Mass, nominated for Congrrss
in thli, eleventh district, and then selecte'l C.
C. Post, of Indllnapolis, as secretary of the
Central Comrn ittee, tno succi.nal Mr. Gregory.
T'lhe attedancee is nearly full, and a general
,.iscussion of the plan of the campalgn with
reports fronl dlifferent tsections, was had.
Spite Work of The New York Associated
WASRIINuiTO(N, July 17.--The New York As
soclated Pre]ss having been hei+rtn yrsbtrday
on thlie crtt~,n irop report for .July, rendeavor
to get evenr by ':tating that the resignation of
J. It. l)olge, tie staticiran of the Department
of Agriiculture, is interdll das a proItet ag drust
the irncourArpterny and recklessness of the
mrnagerrlnet of t lT ti rs of the departmenlet.
This statel.'ent dries great injustice to the
adminlstration of (;en Le)uc and his able as
sista.lts, for it is generlealiy coinewlied by coril
petent judges that the affairs of the Agri.uil
tural I)Ipartrmenlt are now managed with
molre system arnd are in iretter conditlioun than
under any previrous admrinistration.
The trouble with Mr. Dodge arid the New
York Assisiiatedl PrIss is that tihe fi)rmer,
after (orhn. lloDui trok charge., was not per
Initted toi rin the depairtiment as hie had t (ie
under prrviIous (cornlni'sioners, anrid the latter
bring wit houit ienterprise failed to obtain the
cotton crop reporrt..
Simon Ca meron's ex-Fiancee Discharged
from Government Employ.
WAsffIN'rTcON, July 17.---Among the dis
charged female employees of thr Patent
Oflice yesterday, was Mary S. Oliver, the
lady who is suing ex-Senator Cameron for
breach of promnibe of marriage,
In the District of Columbia court.
She was emnployed temporarily under
the c(ongressi(onal appropriation for the
restoration of damtaged nmoidels in the model
roonm, and was onie of about fifty persons sent
away. The madame was exceedingly indig
nant for a titr, after having received notice
of her discharge, and reflusedl to submit to it,
but thus far she has not been reinstated.
Bark Reported In a aInkin!g Condition.
WAsHINrsoros, July 17.-The Signal Service t
station at Silithville, N. C., reports that the
Spanish hark Coipieces, 463 tons. from Wil
mington, N. C., to Antwerp, with naval stores,
and at present anchored between the inner
and outer bars, about flive miles outside the
harbor, is reported by her mate to be in a
sinking condition, with nine feet of water in
her hold. The charterers at Wilmington have
been notllled. No lives are in danger at
Heavy Movement In United States Bonds.
NEw YoiRti, July 17. There was an un
usually hieavy movement in Unitedl States
londs yesterday. The sales at the First
National Bank alone amunted to nearly
$4,0f),f00. The orders represented all parts
of the country.
The greatest demand was for 4, 4% and 5
per cent b,,ndsl. It-was stat.d yesterdaiy that I
a number of govelrnrmnt bond sale were be- t
ing Iiade for European account, and that
liindls amounting to $3,000,0400 had been dis
posed of in this city during the past week.
Bonds Called for Redemption. ,
WAsrHIN;TON, July 17.-The Secretary of
the l'reasury has just issued a call for the re
demption of 5-2r1 bonds, as follows: Coupon S
hinds, dated .July 1, 1865, namely, $30, Nos. I
65.001 to (6i,000, both inclusive; SI,), Nos. c
11,001 to 11,4001, both inclusive; $500, Nos. t
76,201 to 79),t)0, both l nlu-ve; $1000, Nos.
14,001 to 14,500, both inclusive -total coupons t
Registered bonds, redeemable at the pleas- r
ure of the United States after the first lav of
July, 1870, as follows: $51, Nos. 225i to 2300,1
both Inclusive; $100, Nos. 17,851 to, 18,250, both
inclusive; $500, Nos. 10,451 to 10,550, both lin- t
elusive; $1.0, N(R. 3401 to 3520, both inclusive;
$5000, Nr1s.9131 to 9o0. both inclu-ive; $10,r)0, I
Nos. 17,731 to 18.463, both inclusive. Total re
gistered $2,50(0,f)X; aggregate $3.000,()00. The f
interest ion the above Ibonds will cease on the t
seventeenthf day of Octo,ber next. e
The Steamship lontana Safe.
LONDON. July 17. -The steamship Monta- <
na. of the Williams & Guion line, which I
sailed from New York for Liverpool via t
Queenstown on the second instant, and about f
the safety of which considerable apprehen-.
slon has been felt for some days past, passed t
(Crookhaven at 4:45 this morning, after being
lifteen days out. All were well on board, and
rno damage to the ship is relportedl.
THE EWIPEROR MERCIFULLY INClINED
TOWARD HOEDII, AND NOIBELING.
Hiut l~ Mtrongly Oppeied by Rlimarck
and the Crown Prince, who Innist
Upon Their Execution.
LONliON, Jily 17. & dlispatcih froml Berlin
st.itAe- that EmpIror Williamr is dtarirous of
sparirng the lif oIf the nman Iis'il, and thlt
tinll ess the wishies of hi Majlst.y heo overriuled
fiielel will hi sent t I rison in iLa tfrtress,
lprhatps for lift, and ie'rhalps for II terl of
,yeaIrs, but Prince Bilsillmirk and the CriIown
rI'llnee aire ) both opposiiled to tlhis elelirnincy,
1and iiist, that., c onsidering the injury not
only to himilB')f but to the otheir rTownili
headis of Europe, both lloe1l llandl Nobheling
shotuld e execii:uted.
Peace RetweenP Germany and the Vatican.
LONDON, .fJuly 17. A dl(lLsat'h, from a well
inllfrriiid source alt lithe Vlatican, State's thalt
negotilatioms bletween the IPope and the (Ger
1an111 go vel'llrlnmnt have b'ur again resu reld.
'Th ii nhart: f h' it ll'Ier a l., i A ) 8 t . a ) pr(opIsi
tll on theL parto, (rmlllllllny, that withoult a
formal repeatl, the falk laws ihall he allowed
to biecome a dead letter. tthe public priosecutAtir
hlilig dlreteid not to Lake steps for their (en
forcrlnlllit, but, to aillow thern to lapselil into
forget fll nlSs,, as wLas the ease0. In Enlglandll
with thei eels'iasti'al titll bill, which was
dally violatdl for twenty years without ia
single prosclmlltin bteing instituted under it.
Franco-Amerlean .onmmerclal Alliance.
I'Altls, July 17 Ms'.rs. P['llinek and Llmret,
vih'e pr0.di'lents of the, A rnorinn tdepultation teo
attendll the ciongres (,of theilt Francol'-Amei irican
ciorrimnerciall allilnce, hayve arrived ati I lavre.
The con11rlii.i'ni' of Frencth Imrchi:IIntAn will
ciolnOlk, iuce Auigust 7 in this city.
The A. zin Mine -trikper.
PAmls., .Iily 17. The excitenlent causei by
thei strikie of the iiners at, Aiizin huas so)me
whait abated, and thet' is nlow a prospect of a
Relationn Between England and France.
Jier,.iN, July 17.. It i serrni-oflicially an
nounllieid thalLt theI relations bietween Frirance
and Eniigland are of the roist friiendly charac
ter, as both rclunitries have sepaLrate Interests
to protect in the East.
The New Loan-D- pre-elon of 5 Per Cent
LONDON, luly 17. Thoe sal will be corn
tnhllt~ll on the Pari's I.o u11rs t o-tliy of the new
French loan, in the fiori of 1 per (out annuil
ties. IlThiearnu)nt is $12,000,1)00. 'Tlhe tpprte
hiensiun that this loan will le mlade the basis
for thel retil:rlennt of the 5 per cent rinlteis do,
presses the latter.
The fall in consols is (Ih11 to the fact that
(cpitalists lare -eling out to lmake other iusei
of I hlei r Iorl1ney. ill c ,nseqiluene( Of the rinewal
(,f financial and husitii,ss(- activitv. All classes
of Turkish stocks are strong anI( advancing.
A Malt for Libel by the Prince Imperial.
LONDON, July 1H .--A dispateh from Paris
says that the t lince Imperial has gained
2,0()()1 franllli damlnages against the Si'rjle for
Defiance to the King.
LONDON, July 17.- The Tim'rw' Rome corre
spondlnt states that in Monday's consistory
theo Archbishop preconiza'd for the see of Na
ples, in defiance of the King's right of ap
Italy Negotiating for 'he Cession of
Gr, ek Territory.
LONDON.July 17. July 17. A dispatch from Athens
says that Italy Is negotiating with Greece for
the cession of a portion of her territory for
cllcu)pat ion, in (case Turkey should refuse the
rec(tifiiation of the Greek frontier, as sug
geste.,d by the congress.
LONDON, July 18. A dispatch from Rome
says that there is great excitemrent there. and
there have been some anti-English demon
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Funeral of Queen Merceden.
MADRID, July 17.-The funeral of the late
Queen M.rceedes, which took place to-day,
was attended by vast crowds. The services
were performed by the Arbishop of Toledo,
who was assisted by nine bishops. Th setr
vices were very impressive, and the (elebra
tion of the mass was magniflient.
A Mahommeda., Insurrection.
LONDON, .July 18.- A dispatch from Con
stantinople says that a Mahommedan insur
rection has broken out in Cretia.
Village Partially IDetroyed by Fire.
GENEVA, July 17.-The village of Lenk, in
the canton of Berne, was partially destroyed
by fire to-day, and much suffering has been
M. Bratanlo merlouuly Injured.
BUCHAREST, July 17.-To-day while Mr.
Bratanio, Minister of the Interior, was taking
his usual drive, his carriage was upset and
eh was seriously injured.
A Ministerial Crlsis,
LONDON, .July 18 --A dispatch from Bucha
rest says there is a crisis ml the Ministry.
FPloods In Melbourne.
SAN FRANcIsco, July 17. The Pacific Mail
3tcamnship Co(,pany's steamer Z-aland, from
Autckland and Sidney, via Honolulu, arrived
•o-dlay. Heavy floods have occurred in Mel
trrangements for a Hace Between Court.
ney and Hanlon.
ToRONTO, Ont., July 17.- John Davis, of
ijiudlsor, one of the lealing members of the
laulon Club, who met Courtney at Cape Vin
:ent, on Saturday last, reports on the nego
iattons, as follows:
At the outset Davis staved that Hanlon held
he championship, and oarsmen chall-rmging
aim for it must, according to rule and custom,
ow him on his own water-Toronto bay.
Courtney and his friends said that they
wanted a match rowed on a land-locked lake
SOwasco lake for instance. Davis declined
his. Courtney's friends then said that they
vould make a match, waiving the champion
ship, for three miles. Davis said three miles
ras Courtney's favorite distance, whereas
ive miles had come to be regarded as the dis
ance for first class oarsmen aspiring to the
:hampionship of tome world.
If either Hanlon or Courtney went to Eng
and to meet Higgins. they would have to row
in the Thames championship course from
P'utney to Mortlake, which was four miles
,hree furlongs. He was therefore in favorofa
ive mile race, and would match Hanlon
against Courtney that distance for $2500 a sit le,
he race to be rowed in the Province of Onta
rio, bit, on Toronto Hay. If Courtniey InslistHl
on a throe nl o raee on hipown waaters, the'
Hianlon club would expect him to give odds
in the stakes.
After Wunoe further drscussion m avis' offer
for ia five mile race was practically but not
definitely accepted by Courtney, the raciN to
ho rowed early In (Octolber, the tenth if psm
sibhle to be the: date, and other ditaTils to be
arranged hereafter. lamilton lBay, Kenm
penhJoldt Pa.y, Atharrl, lake, (cigog or the
Brdslvillh course will probably hbe ,ho sense,
but (cillr'tiny declared that on no (olnsidera
tion would he( ( row on ai i' ur.T where side
wheel steamlers are per nitted.
WAIrTINOITON, July 1s, 1 a. m. ---Illicntllonri
For the South Atlantic States, cloeat or
part ly cloudy weLatier, variahle winds most ly
oirn the east,, I lld nearly staationary pressure
andi tio npsrat.ure.
For theG (;ulf States, partly clomly woent hr,
possibly )(ccaslonial showers, stationary pro)s
sur" and t . inprature.
TIhe riveTrs will remain nearly sta.tlonary.
'Pou'r EAns, July 17, G p. m. Wind east,
light,. Weather 'lear.
Arrived: Swedish hark l'oljornan, Blarksted
master, 42 days from Rio do ,Janoiro, with a
(argo of coffee, t Jlohnlst,n, (iordo & ' (Co.
hlr first. ofllter died from yellow fever on the
ninth day out. All the rest well.
Hailed : Steamships Ione Star and K nicker
SorII'i'wEH'r PAss. July 17, ; p. m.--Iaronm
ptir 29.45. Wind east-soulthest, fresh.
No arrivals or departures.
NEw YOI:K. JIl'y 19.-A-rrived: BtaR of Indl
ana from G naigow, P. Calard from iott.rdam.
(:lty of Limrnrick from L'vorpool. HIllmnd from
L ndon. Victoria fr m (lOis ,w. ailied: Ab
synnrla for Llverero I, Mans for RItottrrd(lm,
It ly and Alas tla f1 r London, Ville do Paris for
Havr,,. ()hIllo for Hull.
IALTTIMUi.E, July 17.-Arrived: Hannover
from dremoen, Hailed: HIIbernian for Liver
IIo:RTov, July 17.- Arrived: Bohemian from
LIvErPoor,. July 17.-A rrived : 'ity of Bris
Iol iro, lh iladelblhia. ERypyt from Now York,
Montana from Nov York.
fHrTrIAM ' roN, July 17.-Arrived: Mal e from
New Y-, k for lirem.en
:RIisTroL. Ju.y 17.--1lled: Aragon for New
Corrected Cotton Rpnort.
WARIiTNOTON, July 17. Seoeral Inaccura
(ice have occurred In mllakinrg 11p the (cotton
repolrt, and the ()Commissloner of Agriculture
hais issued the following correctedl report
Cotton The July returns to the Depart
mentof Agriculture indicate that of th' high
condition of cotton reportld in June, !.l per
cent has been maintaiin-d. The figures indi
cating the condition as comlparuwl with June
figures, are (as follows: North Carolina 81, a
loss of 6; Houth Carolina 10(14, a gain of 5'
G.eorgia 105, a gain of 4; Florida 100, a gain of
2; Alabarmia 102, at gainT of 1; Mississippi 9.,
uichangled ; Louilsiana 1.5, a loss of 3; Texas
Ie;, a gain of 2; Arkansas 91, a loss of 7;
IlTennssee 9q, a gain (of 1.
Reports of crops have been received from
101 co()ulties ii advance of previous years. In
somll cases the bl-,rn is three weeks earlier
thant last year. Insect Injuries scarcely dc
T'rhe cutworms in .rlne were troublesomre.
Floyd, Ga., (Tonmpllainl. of grasslihoppers. In
Matagorda, texas, the c.teB pIll,.r hadl lput in
an lIlparlanc', an1d it is rumored in one) or two
other counTties. Labor is spoken of In several
countieasas more aC3sslhle.
WM. G. LEDrc. Commissioner.
Crop R~portu-Wh.rat and forn.
WAsIiNCGrTON, July 17.- The July report
of tie agr iultural d(epartrnent containi
the following, regarding wheat and corn
In the Southern Atlantic States the season
has been unifavorable, and low returns are
made, as fiollows: Virginia, 94; North (ar
olina, 78; South Carolina, 68; Georgia, 75.
In the Ohio valley the crop is almost un
examtled in luxury, the average of condition
being: Michigan, 105; Indiana, 115, and Illi
The general average of the condition of
winter wheat, for its entire breadth, is 101.
It assures a larger aggregate than last year,
generally of a superior quality. The extraor
ilnary promise of last month is countinued in
the sprnlug what region of the Northwest,
including California, and in the spring wheat
of the East the unilpre(cedente.l average of 106
is made for the entire area of spring sown
Corn There is reported a decrease in the
acreage of corn in the central portion of the
great corn growing districts of the West, and
an increase in the South and in the Middle
States as in 1877, a slight reduction beIng ap
parent in New York, and a slight Increase in
New Jersey and in Pennsylvania. The heav
iest decline Is in Illinois, amounting to about
two-thirds of a million acres, or a reduction
of 7 per cent. In soine of the adjoining States
the reduction Is but 1 or 2 per cent.
The ncri ease in Texas as indicated by the
counties rep,,rted is 10 per cent, or 200,000
acres. Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi
make a large a,'van'e, the form.rr state abosut
100,000 acres; the average condition of the
whole crop is 85. The number of counties re
porting the condition of corn is 1052, of which
287 return 100, 252 above and 513 below that
standard. Very few in the West give a figure
above 1(00. Returns from Marylandin indicate
a low condition, averaging about 75.
Returns from 62 counties of Virginia aver
age 60; North Carolina 97. South Carolina
reports all below the standard of good condi
tion. Florida averages 50. Returns from
Georgia are from 72 counties, of which only 4
make low conditions. The condition is equal
ly favorable in Alabama. Five-sixths of the
counties make high returns in Mississippi;
the general average of condition is 101. Five
sixths of the Texas reports are up to the
standard of good condition, and more than
two-thirdsa hove it.
The prospect of a majority of the counties
of Aikansas is very fine condition; in July it
is represented by 92. but is now in g(txd con
dition to improve. kentucky shows a much
smaller growth than usual on July 1. Less
than one-fourth of the counties in Ohio re
tuo n full condition. The iecords of Michigan
and Indiana are similar to that of Ohio. In
Minnesota the condition is much better than
in July (f last year; the average is N5. Iowa
reports rather more favorably still at 98.
Missouri averages the same as Iowa. In
Kansas the average of all returns of condi
tion i. 104. The condition in Nebraska is still
more favorable for an increased crop. In
California the season has been exceptionally
favorable, and there is scarcely a report of
RuMMian Attack on English Peatls.
LONDON, July 18.--A dispatch from Con
stantinople says that while the boats of the
English men-of-war in the Gulf of Saras
were pursuing some deserters, they were at
tacked by sorei Russians, who persisted in]
tiring, although the English had a white flag
Tryler's " Amorous xtravaganza."
WASHINGTON, July 17.--It appears from in
quiry at the Treasury Department that the
"amorous extravaganzas" of Collector Tylr,
of Buffalo, which were made known to the
public through the channels of the Asses
ciated Press to-day, have been before this
brought to the notice of the offi -ials, but
never in such a shape as to make a proper
case for official investigation. The case has
assumed such proportions now that it has
been brou ht to the attention of the Presi
dent and Secretary Sherman, arid some action
will undoubt, dly be taken. Tyler's friends
claim that one Guthrie, an official in or about
Buffalo, aspirant for Tyler's place, has
taken particular pains to give the case its
I ýnFhfin nnknrin.*n
AFTIER THIE BIED ROCK.
THE WORK OF THE MI'UDCONMITTi'
YEhTERDAY ON HIRAM NMIEDLEY.
John W. Dula, a Namuple Republican Ofee
Holder, T'ells H IM Attle Atory In
Trhe committee went to work about 11
W. If. HEYMO'IR,
notary public, was the first witness on the
To Mr. 'lsackbturn I do not know Hirae
Srnmdley. I have seen a repoirt of his evidence
touching ia conversation he had with me since
in y return from Washington. I never had any
suchh gnversation, ither tbfor I went or sine
my return. I have had no conversation with
any strangr. I do not know the man. My
attention was first calledl to, the fact by the
New ()rleans I~~)EA 'irAT of Friday, July 12,
in which he says [reading from the DEMO
Mr. S. --Who did you tell of this forgery of
the namre of Webhr to?
Srnedley- I told all this to C. (. Ilobb.,,
Wilder, J. Decjan, Mr. II. Fisk and LGen.
Morgan. I told it in ores-nce of Mr. Sey
mour, the notary public, once. I told it to
Mr. Ray. I can't rememn her to whom I told it
first. it was after I saw the agreement pub
I pronounce this statement a willful and
malicious falisehod. I have never seen the
man, to my personal knowledge.
To Mr. uc -- I have had no conversation
with any stranger at all about, this matter. I
would certainly not tell any secrets I might
have to a man whose name I did not know.
Ix-United States District Attorney
JAS. i. BEC:KWITH
was next placed on the stand.
To Mr. Bllackburnr I never was a holder of
office directly under the St its. I was once
City Attorney. I have ben United Statea
District Attorney. I know a Hiram Smedley.
I do not know that it is the same man who
testified before the committee. I know very
little of him. I knew him as a petit juror in
the United States Court. There were some
important cast to be tried and I challenged
him. I cannot say that he was a standing
seeker for position on the, jury. I know very
little about his general character. I do not
think he was one of the panel drawn for the
Henderson whisky case. I was not willing to
have him on the jury of any Important case,
and I never failed to challenge him to get rid
of him. I am not stlliclently acquainted
with him to pass on his character for veracity
while under oath.
Mr. Blackfburn here ad to witnese that
portion of Smedley's testimony relating to
his (8medley'sj antecedents and life, for the
purpose of enabling witness to state whether
or not the Smedley who testitled was theone
with whom he was acquaintedl. At the coa
clusion Mr. Beckwith said: I cannot say with
certainty that it is the same man. I think
that nry objection to Hiram Smedley w.s
that he si~ned to hbe living a life of Idleness.
Mr. Blackburn then read further extrats
from the testimony, and Mr. Beckwlth an
swered: I know n,thing of him since he left
the jury. I would know him, I think, if Baw
Mr. Blackburn-- Well, if you are not satis
fied from this that he is the man who test
tied here, we will have to get out a subpcon
and summon fhim.
Witness--It is the duty of a district attoir
ney to know the character of the men on the
panel. I always ascertained their reput-
tion. My recollection is that I scratched
Snedulley because he was idle.
Mr. Blackburn --But you did scratch him ?
Witness- Yes, sir.
H. J. I'IEJSoNo,
ex-detective, was next called.
To, Mr. Blackburn.-.I know Hiram Smedley.
I have known him for some years. I do not
know his reputation for veracity and truth.
chief of detectives, was called.
'Jo Mr. 1Blackburn- I amn chief of the detec
tive force in this city. I know Hiram Smed
ley. I have known him for twenty years. He
is an engineer by profession, and formerly
worked at his trade, but of late years he haa
been a politician. I would not belleve him
under oath in any case in which he was In
terested. I know hiu thoroughly and Ithink
others who know hihu wujld say the same
thing as I have. I do 4~ifThiw that he was a
fugitive from justice. I know that he was
under arrest for assaulting a woman whowas
pregnant, but I do not know what became of
N. .rofmixsakf," s.wI.
To Mr. Blackburn-f1 relide in Algiers. I
am an engineer. I have-. en an engineer
since 1.52. I know Hiram 8medley. Ihave
known him for a number of years. His char
acter for veracity is smalL .w(,ould not like
him to swear against -me. I have heard
others say the same thing.
was next placed on the stand, i'have known
Hiram Smedley for twentgy ears. As far as
truth Is concernedl, l. iltt believoe hi
under oath--he told so m~ lies, and cheat
ed me out of some moineo, I know he was
arrested on account of btitfng a woman. He
was a tenant in one of my houses at the
time. H-e has been a politician for eight or
nine years. He got in with Warnmoth and
Kellogg and those fellows.
To Mr. Cox--I never had any difficulty with
him. The cheating I spoke of was his failure
to pay his rent.
GEO. E. PARIS,
ex-tax collector, sworn-I know Hiram Smed
lcy well. I have known him personally for
four or five years. I know nothing against
him. He is very poor. He will borrowadol
lar wherever he can find it. I know nothing
about his character for veracity. I loaned
him the money to start his coffee-house. He
paid inc to my satisfaction.
Mr. Blackburn---But not with money?
Answer--Well, he satisfied mrie.
Question-Well, how did he satisfy you?
Answer-Well, he satisfled me. The whole
thing, if sold out, would not have amounted
to $10. I loaned him S5n.
was next sworn--1 in a .a. fitter by occupa
tion. I removed the gas metre from the
premises No. 1.36 Exchange Alley, in the first
part of the mouth of April, 1877. When I re
moved the metre the house was closed. I d.
not think there was a drinking saloon there.
I arn positive, at the time, it was unoccupieda
To Mr. Cox I have no memoranda by
which I fix the date of the removal.
(GEO. E. PARIS RECALLED.
Mr. Blackburn-Wt.ilst this fifty dollar
coffee-house was in existence were you la.local
Mr. Blackburn-Was It, or was it nota
fact that it was understooi between youand
Smedley that he was to pay yo.aby giving.
drinks to your friends and the boys and ward
A.-- No, sir; I do not know that any man
who ever voted for meto,,k a d nk in the
house. He had no liquor ace,-unt with me.
Q.-Well, will you tell us then how hedid
set le the account?
Objected to by Mr. Cox and questian with
JOH-3/ .bCLA (coLORED) swomN.
To Mr. enger-.I live in the parish of Or
le~n. !n 1876 I lived .a the pariah of West