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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
*tHE NEW YORK DIS?STER.
FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE
Graphic Account o f the Cataatroph
Tbe Scene of Death and Desolation
Cause of the Accident, ?Vc.
The appalling catastrophe which occurre
in New York, on Sunday afternoon, by
explosion of the boiler of the ferry-boat West
flelo, at Whitehall Street Ferry, by which
large number of persons were killed, and
still larger number maimed lor life, has
ready been quite tully reported in TEE NEWS
We take the following highly interesting
? ddtlonal detall? from the New York papers
The laboring classes and others, says
Herald, who toll from morn till night, six days
in the week, without a single day's respite
make Sunday a day of out-of-town excursions
in the summer lime. Among the many places
nearby which they resort to lor a breath of
fresh air ls Staten Island. It is only a brief
heurt sail to the island from the city, and hun
dreds every Sunday make lt a sort ol duty
they owe to their wives and little ones, who
daring the week are pent up In foul-smelling
tenements, to co to the island and spend
hour or two away from the heat and dust
the city in the midst of shady-groves and cos;
nookerles'close by the sea. The weather yes?
terday was everything that could have been
desired for a pleasant sail ' down the bay
About noon it became too warm for comfort
In the close streets, yet on the try there was
a refreshing breeze which proved most grate
ful to the excursionist just emerged iron* his
^?suffocating tenement or dingy attic. Every
?boat that had paddled its way to the island
during the forenoon had been crowded
every part, and nothing occurred to mar the
general pleasure of the day until
THE FERBT BOAT WESTFIELD
slid into her slip about a quarter-past I. She
had but few passengers on board when she .
rived, but she had taken down to the island
an hour before fully ser3n hundred persons
This time an Immense crowd bf excursionists
were impatiently awaiting her arri val" behind
the gateways, and even while, she was being
made fast to the pier, hundreds could be seen
rushing down Broadway and from the Brook
lyn ferries, hurrying along at the top of their
-speed, fearful lest they should miss the boat,
wi'icu it would have been well had many fail
ed to reach. It was just after the dinner
hour, and nearly every man was accompanied
by some female relative or companion. Many,
had their entire families with them, wile and
children. When the passehgers from the
island were safely landed, the gates were
thrown open, and then began the rush for
choice seats on the part of the hundreds who
were in the ferry-house and behind the picket
.ed enclosure. The crowd seemed to be unu?
sually large, and . 1 ?
^ . THE WOKEN AND CHILDREN',
as usual on all excursions, predominated In
point ot numbers. A great many, principally
young men, without female companions, made
their way to the forward part of the boat on
the lower deck. The great bulk ct the crowd
however, went.upstairs. Everybodyendea
vored to get a seat on the front part of the
boat, jost ta. front of and alongside the pilot
house, round the base of whlcE ian a sort of
bench nailed fast to the side ot the cabin. Along
the cabine, inside, and behind them at the
stern, every seat was occupied in a very short
time; but owing to the prospect of obtaining
better view cf the surrounding scenery in
?oing down the bay and getting the lull bene
t of the breeze, the greater portion ol the
passengers took possesssion of that part of the
boat forward of the wheelhouse. Those who
could not find room on the benches, and who
were able to capture a stool, took up as com
forteble a position as they could get Just In
front of those on the benches. In two min
ates after the gates on the pier had been
thrown open, the forward part o? the boat
was literally packed with men, women and
children, so much so that lt was quite impos
albie for a person to get around from the side
of the hurricane deck to the other without
getting a passage made through the crowd by
the removal ot an entire Une ot the movable
seats. Those who had been unable to secure
a seat of any kind, In looking upon the laugh
lng, gay-hearted crowd that filled the small
space near the wheelhouse as they good-na?
turedly joked about the unfortunates who bad
been too slow in the rush up stairs to get even
a stray box to sit upon, little thought how
thankful they would, in a brief moment, have
reason to be for their misfortune.
It was now lacking three or four minutes of
the hour of starting. The children were run?
ning about the deck amusing themselves in a
game ot tag. A little group of jolly-looking
iel lo ws, accompanied by several women who
Btw beside them, closely huddled together right
In the middle of the thickest-of the crowd, had
already opened a series of Jocose story-tell, ogs,
anda loud roar or laughter every once J.n a
while from the listeners told how tiley were
relishing what they heard. - In fact, everybody
had already settled himself and herself as com?
fortably as posslbl? fora; pleasant timer'-ot it
during the sall down the 'bay, and not one of
the laughing crowd ever gave a thought i:hat
within a few feet ol them was a huge mass of
plate iron, hidden irom vi ew.be neat h the dock,
which In a second was to carry
,.. DEATH AND DESOLATION ^ I '}
to many a happy home. The engineer started
at this moment from the pilot-house as the
bells were to be'rririg tb "go ahead." The
lines were cast off, the gang planks drawn In,
and the pilot stood to his post, when of a sud?
den there was a loud crash, a sound of hissing
steam, and the boat shook from stem to stern,
as though she had been struck by an Iceberg,,
and in a second the forward decks were,
thrown high into the air, and leU in all direc?
tions in a thousand pieces. The boiler had
exploded. The scene that ensued beggars
description. Thc'wheel house was thrown
high Into the air: the hurricane deck In fr?nt
of lt and alongside of lt was torn info shreds
and scattered, In every direction. The deck
beneath, near'the how, was rent asunder by
the force of the concussion. The boiler crash?
ing Into the forward part of the hulk, carried
with lt everything that lay In its way. The
heavy timbers of the deck were broken asun?
der aa If they had been' reeds, while the en?
tire hold waa la d open, and down In the midst
?of all the heap of broken iron and broken rails
-away down In the hold, from which the
steam was gusLIrg in thick, suffocating clouds
A STRCGOLTN'O MASS OF MEN,
women and children-each In his or her agony
tearing blindly at the other to r?ach ap'ace of
efte ty: Some lay on the-edge of the broken
part ot the lower deck, crushed and mangled
almost out of all semblance to humanity, while
In the water, near the steamer, were crowds
of the passengers struggling to get near the
boats which put out irom all Bides to the
The hurricane deck forward of the shalt was
hurled In fragments Into the air, every person
on lt being "hurled along with it and falling
either dead or horribly mangled on the lower
deck or into the water beneath. The smoke
stack fell at the same moment the wheel-house
crashing down at the same time, and the com?
bined weight Of the two crushed In what little ? i
remained of tbe decks, the whole mass fulling j i
into tho hold below, carrying with it every un- -,
lo rt un ate who had not been flung into the
river by the explosion. A bystander states
that he actually saw two men fall into the
water headless, and three others without the i
slightest vestige ol an arm or a leg.
The scene was one o? heartrending horror, i
Shrieks rent the air on all sides, and, above the '
-din and confusion made by the groans and !
moans of the wounded, was heard the shrill i
shriek of Borne woman, who, beneath a mass
of broken timbers, lay writhing and strug?
gling In a vaia effort to get free. The poUce
tioat and boats from Governor's Island were
aoon on hand, and their crews worked ener
getlcaUy to snve those who had been thrown
into the water by the explosion, or who had,
in the terror of the moment, sprung over?
board, A very large number were
SAVED BY THE BOATS,
-and everything was done that could be done
Ii alleviate the sufferings of the wounded,
ho were brought ashore and laid upon the
barres. In a short' time' after the dreadful
Icldent the streets near the pier began to AU.
k with an excited crowd. An hoar alter toe
enrrence there were folly Ave thousand
R>ple in the vicinity of the Battery, and lt
is as much as the police could do to keep
them back from the slip where the blattered
boat waa lying. As quickly as could w the
wounded were taken in wagons and ambu
lances to the nearest stationhouee-that in
New street-where they received all the atten?
tion that the surgeons could bestow upon
them, and were afterwards sent to the hos?
pitals. Some of the dead were frightfully
mutilated. Many of the bodies were brought
to the station bouse immediately alter the oc?
currence. They presented a horrible appear?
ance. One man had his bead blown almost
completely off. only a portion of the forehead
and face remaining. Among the dead was one
woman, apparently about thirty years ot age.
Her head had been crushed in by a timber
falling upon her from the hurricane deck.
. The scene in the streets as wagon after wa?
gon passed along, each with its cargo ot hor?
ribly mangled bodies, created the greatest ex?
citement, and in a very. short time the intelli?
gence of the horrible catastrophe was spread
ail over the city. Hundreds of persons who
had friends on board the boat hastened from
up town in the direction ot the "Whitehall slip
when they heard the news, and soon the crowds
became so great that an extra force'of police
had to be called out to preserve order.
STATEMENT OF THE ENGINEER.
Henry Robinson, the engineer, who is a col?
ored man of a good deal of intelligence, and
reputed one of the best and most reliable men
in the employment of the company, states
that, lor twenty years, he has been' an en?
gineer, and that-he bas spent sixteen years in
the service of the company. He has the usual
engineer's certificate, and states that he has
passed at least one- examination. It appears
that it ls not necessary for the engineers em?
ployed on this ferry to have certificates.
Robinson was In complete charge of the West?
field at the time of the explosion. At twenty
minutes past 1 o'clock, he went down into the
fire-room and saw Patrick Finnegan, one of |
t he-firemen, and inquired how the water stood.
Finnegan answered him that it was all right,
but, In order to see for himself, he approached
the boiler and tried the third cock, and found
the water flowed, and, therefore, considered
that everything was right. On quitting
the fire-room, Robinson went, to the engine
room, and saw that' the boiler carried
twenty-seven pounds of steuTi, and then left,
Sping on to the dock. In a couple of minutes
oblnson again went on board and into the
pilot-bouse, where the captain was standing.
After a few minutes' conversation in the pilot?
house, Robinson was about to descend, when
the explosion took place. The only cause
which Robinson could assign for the catastro?
phe, was the existence of a patch on the -boiler,
which', he says, may have given way, though
he says that he examined it so late as Thurs?
day, and that it appeared to be then in a safe
condition. Beyond this, Robinson could not j
give any explanation of the explosion. The
met that Robinson seems to have had some
doubts as to the soundness ot the patch on the
cylinder of the boiler, suggests some very un?
pleasant reflections as to the value to be
glaced on the certificates of the United States
ispectors. who are supposed to have examin?
ed this boiler so late as the 15th of June.
J_ AN OLD ENGINEER'S OPINION.
: The Commercial says that an old engineer,
who has thoroughly examined the exploded
boiler, says his - candid opinion ls there was
but little water in the - boiler, and that when
the pump was put on the natural consequence
was a tremendous pressure-of gas generated
tar beyond the strength of the metal.
THEORY OF INSPECTOR MATTHEWS.
. Inspector Matthews says this ls the first case
of explosion in any of the boats for which he
bas given a certificate. His theory ls that the
boiler was not properly attended, and that the
register ot steam must have been carelessly
taken by the engineer. Sometimes,- however,
a register will become defective, and if not
:loseiy watched Ahe engineer "will be deceived
by it.' Mr. Matthews thinks that by no possi?
bility could the'boiler have exploded unless
trom some such cause. Althoughithe engi?
neer exceeded his instructions in allowing, as
M'admits, a head .of twenty-seven pounds of
steam, Matthews does not admit even that to
je arl unsafe amount
THE FLAW IN TUE BOILER.
'Mr. James A. Whitney, nu expert, who ex
imlned the boiler to-day,"Bays the freshly torn
surface-of the boiler shell ls either moderately
Hight or covered with a red rust, but a close
view shows that trent a point on the right
?anoYslde, looking toward the fire box, about i
slghteen inches above the level of the upper
Lier of flues, to a point about over the centr?
}f the boiler, the surface ls black, showing be- j
rond donbt that between these two points the
rupture i s not of recent date. The old flaw is
rot less than four feet six inches in length by
ictual measurement, the metal having beeb
carted clear through along the' line of rivets
[t is here undoubtedly that- the boiler first
rave-way. This fracture, which must "have
?xisted a long time, was probably remotely
?used by unequal contractions and exposure
nt the boiler from changes of temperature.
TUE OFFICERS OF THE WESTFIELD. .
It seems that none ot the officers or employ?
ees of the Westfield were killed; .and only one.
Patrick Finnegan, a fireman, seriously iojiir- |
3d. The World says ?hat at the time ot the ex
plosion pilot James McGee was in the front
pilot-house, which wu? blown Into atoms,
vu tie McGee was sent some sixty feet In the
iir and Jell down again in the boat, escaping
nost miraculously with but a few Blight
pounds. In the rear pilot-house was Captain
Vreeland, who also escaped unhurt as.no
iamage took place there. Captain Vreeland
-ashed out on hearing what appeared to him
:o be a deep, heavy thud sound, which he ! na?
lgi ned had been caused by one of the other
Doats coming in collision with the Westfield,
md as he ran out ol the pilot-house he at once
law an explosion had taken place, and imme
ilately rushed-back again for shelter, throw
ng himself down upon the floor. As soon as
.he air was cleared o? the dense smoke, and it
?vas fairly safe to ven ture* in the front part ot
;he boat, the ros till of the explosion was par
.lally observed. With great presence of mind
ihose who bad escaped unhurt Bet about reseti?
ng or helping their unfortunate companions,
iltner from under tho burnlne and heated
pipes, or those struggling for.d-jar lile in the '
A 80RR0WrrrL. SCENE.
The scene at the'New street s tat io nh o use
svas perfectly heartrending. There some of j
the dead were, recognized by their friends,
who, on beholding them, burst into tears. At
length a large express wagon was procured,
and the dead bodies were brought out oC the
back room and placed therein preparatory to
being taken off to the Morgue. The first row
ot bodies were placed with the heads towards
the Iront of the wagon, and the second row
bad their heads resting on the shoulders of I
the first, and so on till the wagon was full. It [
was Indeed a sorrowful sight. The blood ran
doivn towards the lower end of the vehicle,
and one could scarcely bear to witness the
Irlends of the deceased climbing up on the
wheels, on the shafts, and wherever else they
could get a foothold. Finally the dead were
all placed in and the wagon drove off.to the
Morgue, making one of the saddest proces?
sions that was ever witnessed in the streets ot
REMOVAL OF THE WRECK
About 3 o'clock the blood-stained wreck, the
hull of the Westfield, was towed out into the
stream, and thence to the foot o? Eighth
street, East River, where it will be repaired.
After the removnl of the boat, the working of |
the paddles brought two other bodies to the
surface, one a boy, and the other a little girl
about thirteen years of age. The boatmen
co itlnued to grapple for more, and occasion
?N y a bonnet or a piece of a dress would be
brought up by the grappling Irons, thus show?
ing that there were still a number of dead on
tbe bottom of the river. Indeed, it is impos?
sible to tell how many were lost Bodies from
the wreck will probably continue to be found
Tor weeks, If not for months to come. Those
best acquainted with the tacts think that the
loss of life will reach at least one hundred per?
sons. It may be more, but lt wont be much
EIGHTY-FOUR DEATHS, BO FAR.
NEW YORK, August 2.
The deaths from the Westfield disaster reach
THINGS IA MEXICO.
CITY OF MEXICO, July 26,1
Via BRASHEAR CITY, TEXAS. August 2. j
There are st1.il doubts about the elections.
The permanent deputation of Congress wants
new ekcliont at various places where there
were lnfortnnlilies. Rumors are current that
Qoverror Di.** refuses to give up to the Fed?
eral Gove, rmi-ut the guns of Oaxal, captured
in 18G7. It ls probable that Generals Bocha
and Alatoni; w ll go with the troops to enforce
THE CAROLINA KU-KLUX.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY.
The Snb-Ku-Ktur Committee's Report
of the Condition of Tilings In South
\ * -
J The Washington Patriot publishes an au?
thorized report of the evidence taken by the
sub-Ku-Klux committee, furnished by Hon.
P. Yan Trump. The statement published in
the Star is pronounced untrue In many essen?
tial particulars,, and the facts have been per?
verted In others, with a view of producing a
false and partisan impression.
' Tito testimony shows rhere.'are four counties,
viz: Laurens, Chester, York and 8partanburg,
ln.whlch acts of violence have been commit?
ted on both sides.- The whites and blacks are
nearly equally divided In population, and the
carpet-bag rule, by which the negro ls forcibly
put over the white man, has produced a bad
and even a dangerous stale of feeling. The
pooi whites are mostly aggrieved by an op?
pression which is intended to make them the
interior of recent slaves steeped In Ignorance
and vice. Everything has been done to aggra?
vate, the laboring whites, and to outrage the
social condition of their families. It ls in
proof that the negroes disguised as Ku-Klux
committed many outrages.. The testimony
given by the negroes was of the lowest kind
and utterly unworthy of belief, and many were
attracted by the per diem of $2 per day. The
statement concludes: "There is no political
feeling of any kind in the unfortunate disturb?
ances which have occurred in these few coun?
ties of South Carolina. They result irom mal?
administration, corruption, robbery, carpet
bagglsm, and especially among the poor labor?
ing white men, from a wicked purpose on
the part of the authorities and Legis?
lature, to assist black supremacy and de?
grade them with negro rule. That is with
them, perhaps, the real and most se?
rious difficulty ; it is a question ot race, which,
as South Carolina 13 now administered and
sustained by Federal power, threatens the
gravest consequences. The white mechanic
and laborer, when he'flnds the worst crime ls
protected and pardoned, the law an engine of
persecution, and political power abused in
order to oppress him with negro domination,
and to outrage his wife and cnildren, will re?
sist, be the sacrifice what lt may. He may be
uneducated and plain, but he is still an Ameri?
can and proud of his race. >y
TREASURER PARKER'S COURSE.
A Case of Dodging.
[From the Columbia Phoenix.] ?N
Mr. N. G. Parker at last comes out with h
reply to the communication of Mr. Edwin J.
Scott, chair matt of a committee of the Taxpay?
ers' Convention. . Mr. Scott had proposed to.
examine that official's books. Mr. Parker
throws himself upon his dignity, and declines
to allow the examination. His reason. there
lor ls that there is a rhode of examination for
his office provided by law, and to that exami?
nation .alone he feels disposed' to submit.
Now, Mr. Parker must newell aware that his
communication simply details facts already
well known. But does he not know that lt ls
because the official examinations are not re?
garded reliable that the public would be pleas?
ed to have a report from Mr. Scott's commit?
tee? A committee of which Mr. Whlttemore*
is chairman, and a committee of which Mr.
Dennis ls chairman, cannot satisfy the public,
and this Mr. Parker well understand?. Hence
the public desire to hear from the committee
of which Mr. Scott is chairman. We have said
before that were Mr. Parker above suspicion,
he might afford to throw himself upon his dig?
nity or the dignity of his office. We have now
to add that were Mr. Parker above suspicion,
he would court the Investigation that Mr.
THE COTTON OUTLOOK.
Supply, Consumption and Prices-A
Bull View of tue Question.
. The Liverpool Courier, of July 18, prints
the following communication :
SIB-The crop question must remain unset?
tled for at least eight months to come, -and In
making a guess, lt will be aalest to attach no
credit to either the bears or the bulls, the for?
mer talking of four million and the latter of
three million bales, whilst the authorita?
tive estimate of the .Agricultural Bureau
leans to the smaller quantity. It ls enough
for the purpose of to-day to assume that
the next crop will not prove as prolific as
the last, from which proposition the boldest
bear cannot muster courage.to dissent. What
I would point out to-day ls the extraordinary
strength of the statistical position of the arti?
cle, more especially In reference to American
descriptions; but to guard against the frequent
mistake of expecting undiminished deUveries
from diminished supplies, I shall at once as?
sume that the rate ot consumption, as shown
by the brokers' returns, is over estimated to
the extent of 7000 bales per week in American
sorts aloae, and that if spinners should deem
lt expedient they might, for on entire month,
suspend all further purchases and yet keep all
their splndles?runblng. Let us see what, in
such an extreme case, would become of the
statistical position, and whether that would
save us from the predicament of high prices.
According to the brokers' statement
of last Friday, the stock of Ameri?
can cotton tn port was.392,0u0 bales.
From this time to the end of las:
year there was Imported the ex?
traordinary quantity of 56:,000
' American bales. As we shall get
none from France this year, aud
as the crop ls late, wc cannot hope
for over.463,000 bales.
Giving a supply of American to the
31st Decemuer of.355,000 bales.
Up to this time the trade have taken
43,000 bales American per week, -
but taking their wants at co,ooo
bales, which ls probably below the
reality, they will require In 24
and if they were to abstain from taking any
American cotton for four weeks, they would,
In the remaining 20 weeks, at 36,000 bales, re?
quire 720,000 bales; and only In this case I
should we be able to close this year With"
about the sume stock as last year-a sorry
prospect enough In the face of a smaller sup?
ply next season.
Now let us look at it In another way. The
present stock of American cotton ls 72,000
bales larger than last year, which represents
as nearly as possible the quantity we after
this date got from France.. We therefore
at this moment have no more at our dis?
posal than last year, when the delive?
ries to the trade from this date to the 31st
December were only 27,900 bales per week, and
when, nevertheless, from sheer scarcity, In
spite of war and large crop estimates, prices
were. In the course of the autumn, forced no
to 9Ad. and 10 j. for middling Orleans, the year
closing with a stock of only 109,000 bales
American, notwithstanding the unprecedented
extent of new imports received wilhin the old
year. What price will this autumn reduce the
weekly deliveries from 43,000 bales to 27,800
bales of American cotton ?
Ot East India cotton we*have only 8000 bales
more at sea this year, but we hold 82,000 bales
less ol lt on the spot -a grievous deficiency,
which is only partially made tip by a surplus
ot 70,000 bales miscellaneous.
Yours, ftc, AN OLD IMPORTER.
Liverpool, July 17,1871.
ARRIVAI, OF AMERICAN COTTON" FROM LIVER?
POOL.-The ship Antartlc, Captain Flynn, ar?
rived at this port yesterday from Liverpool,
bringing, as part other cargo, 100 bales of Mo?
bile cotton, consigned to Messrs. H. Hem zit
Co., of this city. We understand they had
purchased 1000 bales for shipment to this mar?
ket, but the sudden decline.here In the latter
part of June caused them to countermand the
shipment of the remainder. The receipt of |
cotton from Liverpool at this time is certainly
an extraordinary proceeding, in view of the
lact that- the crop of American cotton for
1870-71 will exceed 4,250,000 bales, and ranks
only second to the largest crop ever produced
in the United States. This importation Illus?
trates the speculative mania that has prevail?
ed In cotton this season. Prices were rushed
up to a point that would pay a profit of over
one cent per pound on importation from
Europe, and a large quantity would have been
shipped to New York, had not prices declined,
if. T. Journal of Commerce.
THE OLD WORLD'S SEWS.
LONDON, August 2,
Papers have been seized at Marseilles show?
ing that lt was the purpose of the Interna?
tionals to fire the docks, burn the shipping,
and take the city during the confusion. Nancy
and Bourges were to be fired and taken on the
The Hon. Donald Dalrlmple, formerly an
eminent surgeon and physician, and now i
member of Parliament for Bath, will, after the
close of-the session of Parliament, make
visit to the United States for the purpose of |
studying the American course of treatment
for the reformation of inebriates.
In consequence of rumors as to the inten?
tions of the International Society, a vessel
laden with petrol?um has been forbidden to
ascend the Seine to Bouen. A dispatch from
Barcelona says that* four agents of the Inter
natloju.1 Society have arrived lhere, and are
evidently amply supplied with funds.
PARIS, August 2.
The Si?cle announces that the members of
the Republican Left have rejected the propo?
sition for a fusion with the Extremists in the
Assembly. The courts-martial have been
postponed to the 8th Instant. Jules Favre has
resumed tbe practice oi law.
President Thiers yesterday threatened to
place the resignation ot the government in
the hands of the Assembly in consequence of |
the defeat of the decentralisation bill. It ls
thought to-day, however, that the matter will
not be made a Cabinet question.
BKLFORT, August 2.
Abstention bas defeated the elections gener?
ally in Alsace and Lorraine.
VIENNA, August 2.
It'is probable that their Imperial Majesties,
William of Prussia and Francis Joseph ot Aus- ?
tria, will meet at Gaston. \
MEW YORK ITEMS.
NEW YORK, August.2.
Two men were thrown from the Second
avenue cars on Sunday by two roughs. One
'of them is dead, and the ocher will die. The
murderers are at large. .
David W. Eelleher, associate editor cf the
Irish World, has been missing since Sunday.
It ls* feared he was lost on the Westfield.
The steamer Ashland, from Fernandina,
passed, yesterday afternoon, off Absecom, two
su aleen schooners, apparently the result of col?
lision. _ -
XE TTS FROM WASHING TOA".
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WASHINGTON, August 2.
The Secretary of the Interior decides that
President Grant never expected a patent for
McGarrahan to the Panoche Granite Quicksil?
ver Mines, and that the application of the New
Idrla Mining Company for a patent to the
same lands ls irregular ,and should not be
granted. Tbe-property reverts to the United
StateB. ' .
Secretary Boutwell has rendered a final de?
cision against the war claims.
Four persons were killed this alterno on by
the explosion of a small cannon at an open air
festival given by the Sch?tzen Corps.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The British ship Napier was wrecked on
Body Island. .
-The Chicago White Stockings beat the Mu?
tuals in a match game of base ball, fifteen to
-The At lan tics beat the Savannah club, for?
ty-two to eighteen.
-The Dental Convention continued lt? ses?
sion at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia,
-Ex-Secretary ol War C. M. Conrad and
General hobert Toombs, of Georgia, are at the
White Sulphur Springs.
-Hon. Horace Greeley delivered an address
at the Methodist Church In Alexandria yester?
-The steamer America sailed from San
Francisco yesterday with General Capron and
party and three hundred and forty-seven pas?
sengers, ot whom three hundred were Chinese.
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WASHINGTON, August 2.
Partially cloudy and pleasant weather,' with
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from Pennsylvania to Missouri southwards.
Rising barometer, with but few local storms,
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Missouri and Iowa. Local rains of thia even?
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CROPS IN MARION.-The Marlon Crescent
says : "Corn and cotton crops In the county
have been very much Injured by the long con?
tinued drought. The accounts from all sec?
tions amounts to this : the corn crop, though
very good In some places and In others so
ruined that planters - are cutting lt down to
save what they caa of it, on a fair est?mate
will be twenty-five per cent, less than the crop
oi last year. Cotton, which at one time prom?
ised to be the best yield we have had for years,
has been seriously injured and will be about
twenty per cent, less; and the minor crops of
?otatoes, peas, ?c., are more or less cut short,
here being more corn planted thia year than
was usual, we etlll hope the crop may be suffi?
cient to carry the planters through the next
year, but, as less cotton was planted, and even
that will yield less than it did last year, that
crop will be short"
-Bents have so much fallen in Paris that an
"apartment," consisting of several chambers,
parlor, dining-room, Ac, which belore the war
would have cost $400, can now be had for $200
per month. Meats are selling at tbe same
prices as before the war. Fruits are plentliul
and of excellent quality, and not dear,
THE 6KEAT POISONING CASE
? THEBOOT OF THE SOU' OF THE AC?
CUSED LADT EXHUBtED.
An Kio qa ent Plea, for Che Widow
The authorities of Baltimore some days
since determined ba disinterring the remains
of the late Henry C. Wharton, son of Mrs.
G. Wharton, now confined OH the charge o? ?
poisoning General Eetchum. The deceased,
lt will be recollected, died rather soddenly in
Baltimore, and was interred at Norristown,
Pa., on the 12th of April, 1870.
Cn Friday, District Attorney. A. Leo Knott,
ot Baltimore, arrived In Norristown, and took I
action along with District Attorney Bosh, of
Montgomery County, with a view to the disin?
terment of the body of Henry C. Wharton, eon
of Mrs. Ellen G. Wharton, now In prison at j
Baltimore, under the charge of wholesale
poisoning. On Saturday morning Deputy Mar?
shal of Police Frey, of Baltimore, along with
Professors Aiken and Miles, and Jacob Weaver,
undertaker, arrived lu Norristown, and at once
proceeded to the performance of their unpleas?
ant task. Sexton Jonas Wonset 1er, of St. John's
Episcopal Church, and an assistant under the
superintendence of Undertaker Weaver, who
brought the body of deceased to Norristown,
Apriril,l870, from Baltimore, proceeded to the
grave-yard- connected with tire above named
church at about 10 o'clock, and at 12 o'clock
had removed the earth and brought the coffin
containing the remains once more to the light j
of day. This article had been made of wood,
covered with black cloth, and presented, when
taken out of the ground, a decayed appear?
ance, the silver handles and plate containing
Inscriptions having become almost entirely de?
tached from the same. The coffin was re?
moved to the prison yard near at hand,
when the covering was removed and the
body exposed to light. Professor Miles at
once proceeded to remove the stomach and
adjacent parts and placed them in four
Jars, which were hermetically sealed. They
will be taken to Baltimore, where their con?
tents will be subjected to a thorough chemical
analysis. The .body was very much decom?
posed, as lt had been buried since the 12th of j
April lost year. The parts needed for examl-1
nation being re moved, the body was re-inter?
red. A number of professional and scientific j
men of Norristown, as well as of Baltimore,
were present at the exhumation. The party
reched Baltimore on Sunday, .bringing the
stomach and Intestines with them. It is un?
derstood that at least ten days' or two weeks
must elapse before a proper analysis can be
made. The trial of Mrs. Wharton will com?
mence In September, during the second week
of that month.
MRS. WHARTON Di THE PAST.
The public mind being at this time en?
grossed by the rare instance which Mrs. Whar?
ton's case presents, any little items relative to
herself and her past life cannot but prove inter?
esting. The following ls an extract from a
recent letter written by an old friend of this
lady's, who knew ber many years ago at the
army posts on the frontier.
?.Do you know that this Mrs. Wharton of
Whom you write-the pretended prisoner
was one of my best army friends ? I cannot
tell you how shocked I was to read the ac?
counts of her present situation. I feel
should be .quite wi li lpg to swear to her Inno?
cence, simply from my previous knowledge of
her character and Ufe. I first knew her be- I
fore my marriage at Fort Gibson, .where she
was a universal favorite-a perfect lady in
blood and breeding. I have been to ner fath?
er's house In Philadelphia, and have known all
about ber since her marriage. She was also
at Fort Kearney, after I had been married four
or five vears. where I became very fond of |
her, as did my husband, who would do any?
thing in the world to Ber ve ber. I feel confi?
dent and assured that there ls foul play some?
where. Hor marrlago was A runawoj match,
but a happy one; her husband, although
not a man to command very lasting respect,
she was entirely devoted to. He was in the
Fifth Infantry, as was also General Ketchum,
whom I knew very well, and whom we did not j
greatly admire. As to the inordinate passion I
for dress, which Mrs. Wharton is said.to have
evinced, her excessive gay ely and proclivities
to imprudence, this is all false. When I knew
her Bhe dressed very plainly, notwithstanding
ample means. She was very domestic, and
wrapt up in her children. Some of my happi?
est days I have spent in her house; Bhe was
very Intelligent, and a most charming conver?
sationalist; ?very hospitable, keeping open
house to all the officers at the post. Hers was
a sweet, Bound nature, with a kind, generous
heart, and she possessed, withal, a pure, earn?
est womanliness, which I cannot believe capa?
ble of conceiving, much less perpetrating, the
horrible crimes ascribed to her.
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