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News from Everywhere.
The American Rapid Telegraph Com
pany's lines are to be extended to the
Gen. H. J. Hunt, commanding the
Department of the South, was placed on the
retired list on the 14th.
The receipts of the Patent Office for
the fiscal year were .l,095,88if being $305,-
5S9 more than last year.
The Dakota Constitutional Conven
tion voted on the 14th, 64 to 36, against in
serting a prohibitory clause in the consti
tution. Admiral Sir Richaud Collixson,
tvho commanded the expedition which went
in search of Sir John Franklin in 1850, died
on the 13th.
The Greeley relief expedition has al
ready cost the Government 100,000, aside
from what will be claimed for the loss of
The American Pomological Society
closed its session at Philadelphia on the
14th. Michigan was chosen for the Con
tention in 1S85.
The federation of the trades and
!abor unions at "Washington had taken
steps to organize a society to protect j-oung
.vomen from the insolence of dudes.
The Ohio convention to choose dele
gates to the Louisville Colored Convention
aad been postponed to the 20th. The Mary-
'and colored voters will send a
The Directors of the Second National
Bank at "Warren, O., entered suit on the 11th
igainst the bondsmen of defaulting Cashier
Fuller, to secure the amount of his bond,
There were continued reports on the
10th of the damage to unmatured crops by
frost throughout the Northwest. The
Eastern States also suffered to a consider
Messrs. Moodv, McGranahan and
Whittle, evangelists, leave the country Oc
tober 2 for Ireland, on an active missionary
rampaign. They intend operating in the
south of Ireland.
A trade-union conference in Bir
mingham, Eng., on the 13th adopted a reso
ution calling on the Government to take
Dossession of uncultivated lands for gen
The Congress of Commerce and
Industry at Amsterdam adopted a resolu
aon recommending the adoption of a bi
netalic monetary standard throughout
Europe and America.
In the investigation as to the cause of
;he recent Riverdale steamboat explosion
)n North River, N. Y., it was shown that
;he boiler was leaky, and that the engineer
lad once blown up a tug.
The White Lily is the name of a
lecret societj- which is fomenting a revolu-
:ion against the Chinese government on
;he Yang Tse Kiang River, much after the
fashion of the Black Flags in Anam.
Lieutenant Danenhower, formerly
Df the Jeannette, and Mr. Tyson, formerly
f the Polaris, had expressed their willing-
less to take part in another Arctic expedi-
;ion for the relief of Lieut. Greeley.
The Greeley relief expedition had
eturned on the 13th and reported being
mablo to reach the men at the Arctic
jtation. The relief ship Proteus was
A-recked and the crew returned to New
foundland in the Yantic.
A statement prepared at the "Wash
.ngton Mone3r Order Office, based upon the
returns for one week from 100 smaller
noiiey order offices, show that forty-two
oer cent, transmitted by the money order
service was in postal notes.
ExroKTS of domestic produce (exclu
sive of specie) from New York for the week
inded the 11th $0,107,107, against $7,172,69G
:he previous week. Total exports since
January 1, 247,106,007, against $232,511,346
for the corresponding period in 1SS2.
A "Washington dispatch of the 13th
says: The total paper circulation now out
standing is $831, 757,000; total coin circula
tion, $743,347,573; grand total, $1,575,104,
42. Assuming the total population to be
32,000,000, the distribution per capita would
? A "woiiAN with an alias for every city
she visited has been victimizing citizens of
.Easton, Pa. ; Indianapolis, Ind. ; Coving
:on, Ky., and lately "Wheeling, "W. Va. She
pretended to establish a Mosaic Art class,
rollecting money in advance and then leav
ing for fresh fields.
A bottle was picked up on the 13th
at the Charleston (S. C.) quarantine sta
tion, containing a slip of paper which,
nrithout date, said that the steam yacht
Catherine, from New York for Jackson
ville, Fla., was sinking-off Hatteras, with a
2rew of nine persons.
Postmaster General Gresham is
sued an order on the 14th extending and
zonfirming that issued by his predeceseor,
prohibiting the postmasters at New York
City and New Orleans from paying money
Drders and delivering registered letters to
the managers of the New Orleans Lottery
Crop returns from Maine, Xew
Hampshire and Vermont on the 11th
showed a fair condition. Probably the
yield in Maine would reach: Wheat, 712,
593 bushels; oats, 761,713; barley, 293,227;
buckwheat, S00,000;rye, 30,000. In Vermont
grain of all kinds looked finely. The esti
mated, yield of the principal crop was:
Potatoes, 3,500,090 bushels; oats, 3,093,000;
wheat, 312,000; corn, 2,056,000; barley,
273,500; buckwheat, 370,000. The season
has been favorable for the production of
butter and cheese IKool would probably
fall below the average- In New Hamp
shire the returns indicated a large yield of
cereals and potatoes. Following are the
estimates: Corn, 1,325,121; oats, 1,072,141;
barley, 77,2S7; wheat, 174,806; rye, 35,093;
PERSONAL AND GENERAL,
The "Western Union Telegraph Com
pany ordered its regular quarterly dividend
of one and three-quarters per cent, on the
The Catholic clergy in Hungary have
issued pastoral letters against the practice
Occasional cholera cases occurred
in Alexandria, but the disease was rapidly
disappearing throughout Egypt.
The Lancashire (Eng.) Cotton Spin
ners' Society demanded a reduction of
wages for both weavers and spinners on
The British Government had decided
to form the nucleus of the new Egyptian
police from the Irish constabulary.
A saul boat capsized on Lake Cham
plain on the 9th with three men. Two were
drowned and the third drifted ten hours
before reaching land.
J. M. Haven was arrested on the 10th
at Rutland, Vt., charged with embezzling
$40,000 while Treasurer of the Rutland Rail
road Company. Bail was fixed W; $10,000,
which he furnished.
St. Paul, Minn., had a $50,000 fire
on the 11th.
Cord Duel, who killed Henry Bass
at Paris, Ohio, was captured at Bucyrus
and taken to Canton on the 11th. The mur
der was the result of a quarrel between the
At Philadelphia, on the 11th, Wil
liam H. Parnell was arrested on a charge
of embezzling $8,700 from Sinclair & Laugh
lin, wholesale grocers. He was the firm's
Six new fever cases and two deaths
were reported t the Pensacola Navy Yard
on the 12th.
The protracted drought which has
done great daifnag to crops in Virginia,
was ended by a verjheavy rain on the 11th,
but too late, it was reared, to do corn much
The trunk line
freight agents were
in session at Clevelajjfl on the 12th
Five of the victims of the rag ware
house fire at Cincinnati were buried on the
It was rumored on the 11th that E.
Manson & Son, owners of the Bay View
House, Ferry Beach, and managers of tho
Ocean House, Old Orchard, and the Augusta
House, Augusta, Me., had failed for large
The ninth annual convocation of the
Chapter General of America of the Knights
of St. John and Malta opened in Philadel
phia on the 11th.
The Toronto Industrial Exposition
was opened on the 12th by the Governor
Two British gunboats had arrived at
Canton. The foreign colony was thought
to be safe.
Fire caused $150,000 damage in a
"West Madison street block in Chicago on
the morning of the 12th.
A shooting match for 85,000 a side
between Dr. Carver and Captain Stubbs
was being talked of.
Near Gnipeville, Pa., on the 11th
Jos. Pune was riddled with shot while in
the act of robbing a farmer's potato patch.
Austria and Germany had made re
monstances regarding the action of Russian
agents in Bulgaria.
The Chinese army was concentrated
at Pekin waiting the arrival of the French
reinforcements at Port Said, when they
would invade Tonquin.
President Arthur has proclaimed
that the "World's Industrial and Cotton
Centennial Exposition will open at New
Orleans on the first Monday in December,
A Secret society organized to fo
ment agitation against the Jews has been
broken up by the police at Agram. Sev
eral of its officers were arrested.
Near Omaha, on the 12th, an excur
sion train on the Missouri Pacific Road col
lided with a freight, injuring a large num
ber of passengers.
James Knight and J. H. "Wenzel
were fatally assaulted near Cheyenne on
the 12th, by H. Moore, who wanted to rob
them of $53.
The gross earnings of the "Western
Union Telegraph Company for the fiscal
year ended June 30, were $19,454,902; net
C. C. Baldwin, President of the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company,
has been elected to the Western Union
The strike at the Manchester Iron
and Steel "Works at Pittsburg, was set
tled b3'- the Company reinstating .Superin
tendent Kloman. The men resumed work
on the 12th.
The Steamer City of "Washington,
from New York for Havana, was struck by
a hurricane on the Sth, which continued
thirty-six hours. Two persons were in
jured. A tug-boatman at "Warrington, near
Pensacola, was reported down with the
yellow fever on the 13th.
Yellow fever was reported at Guay
mas and Hcrmosillo, Mexico, on the 13th.
In consequence of a collision a Nor
wegian vessel sunk and twelve persons
were drowned in the English channel on
The Italian steamship Independente
went ashore on Long Island in a fog on the
13th and was in a dangerous situation. She
had 100 passengers.
Five men were arrested in Philadel- i
phia on the 13th for incendiarism
p. . .
$100,000 worth of property had been recent
ly destroyed by incendiary fires.
Kentucky gaugers had asked the In
ternal Revenue Commissioner to modify
the regulations so that they could earn $5 a
day, but he refused to do it.
A Freshman at Lehigh University,
Pa., jumped out of a window to avoid haz
ing and fractured his foot. The Sopho
mores were to be expelled.
Petroleum exports for the seven
months ended July 31 were $2(j,(J$S,&:5.
Prof. "Warner's balloon collapsed
on the 13th, 8,000 feet above the city of Pitts
burgh. The fall was so gradual that the
aeronaut landed uninjured.
The new In nan steamer City of
Chicago made a trial trip recently, accom
plishing a speed of fifteen knots an hour.
Fire destroyed the "Surveyor Gener
al's office, with all the laud records, at
Olympia, "W. T., on the 13th.
TnE steamship Regulator, which ar
rived at Wilmington, N. C, on the 13th,
reported the Fryingpan Shoals light-ship
gone from her moorings, and it was- feared
she had foundered. r
The Governor of New Mexico has
made an official report that with the ex
ception of Judge McComas and wife, nc
citizen had been killed by Indians in that
Territory since October, 1881.
The total number of pension claims
of all kinds pending in the Pension Office
the 30th of June, 1S83, was 244,505; and of
this number 148,813 involved arrears.
The steamer Athenian, with O'Don
nel, the slayer of James Carey, on board,
arrived at Funchal, Maderia, on the 13th,
from Cape Town. A close watch was kept
upon all visitors in town.
The International Literary Confer
ence, in session at Berne, Switzerland, on
the 13th, adopted a copyright convention,
to be submitted to the International Con
gress at Amsterdam on the 25th inst.
Negotiations between France and
China were said to be progressing favora
bly. A bridge fell into the canal at Utica,
N. Y., on the 14th, and navigation was tem
The United States Express Company
was robbed of a $5,009 package at Muncie,
Ind., a few nights ago.
The Brooklyn Felt Hat "Works and
some other establishments burned out on
the morning of the 14th; loss $159,000.
Recent advices from Hayti were to
the effect that the towns of Bainefc and
Maringot hud been recovered from the in
surgents. Barbara Miller was hanged at
Richmond, Va., on the 14th, for complicity
in the murder of her husband last Feb
ruary. The city of Pensacola still remained
healthy. There were three new cases and
one death at the Navy Yard on the 14th.
A serious riot was reported at a coal
mine on the Upper Lehigh, near Reading,
Pa., on the 14th. One woman was killed
and several men wounded.
Burglars entered the Post-office at
Junction City, O., the night of the 13th and
captured the entire stock of postal notes
with the official punch and office stamp.
Nine Germans and three Englishmen
made fight to protect their property against
the mob at Canton. One of the buildings
burned belonged to an American firm.
Two children of a woman named
Giroux were burned to death in their house
at East Templeton, Ont., on the 14th.
Four indictments were found against
ex-Treasurer J. M. Haven of the Rutland
Railroad Company, charging embezzlement
of moneys and overissues of stock.
The pilots of Pensacola Bar recently
joined in publishing a denial of the charge
that the introduction of yellow fever to
Pensacola was due to their neKlijronce.
John P Trautwine, civil engineer,
who surveyed the Atrato and Napipi Riv
ers, Panama, in connection with the inter
oceanic canal, died on the 14th, aged seventy-four.
The Merchants' Union Barbed "Wire
"Works at Des Moines, la., burned the even
ing of the 14th.
The dwelling of Frank Campa at
Milwaukee, "Wis., burned the night of the
13th and two of his children were fatally
It is said that a company at Fort
Worth, Tex., lias raised $50,000 to establish
a crematory there, with thp object of hav
ing the bodies of those who die from dis
eases that are contagious incinerated, and
say that if this is done the can eradicate
malarial fevers, cholera and small-pox.
At the session of the Great Council of
Red Men at Atlantic City, N. J., on the 14th,
the revision of the constitution was made
tho special order for the first day of next
year's Great Council. Some changes were
made in the beneficiary fund. The require
ments for the establishment of State Coun
cils were modified considerably. Adjourned
to meet at Springfield, 111., the second Tues
day in September, 1S81.
The report of tho Commissioners of Im
migration of the State of New York showed
that 363,374 immigrants landed at the port
of New York from August 3, 1872, to Juno
SO, 1883, inclusive. The largest number
landed in any month was 00,503, in Ma-,
18S3, and the smallest, 8,343, in January of
the same year. The duty imposed on the
Board of returning paupers and persons
unable to take care of themselves, to the
ports where they came from, had been care
fully exercised, and a large number of un
desirable persons had been sent back.
The Postoffice Department began the dis
tribution of the new two-cent stamps on
the 15th, and the requisition on the contrac
tors was tho largest in the number of pieces
and value ever issued in one day. The or
der was for 37,879,830 postago stamps,
7,131,050 stamped envelopes (most of them
.being of the two-cent denomination), and
;5,9S3,000 postal cards. Tho aggregate
of stamps, envelopes and cards ordered
The other night Richard Brown, wife
and five children, of Pittsburg, Pa., while
at supper ato heartily of canned corned
beef, and about an hour after all were
attacked with violent pains in the stomach,
accompanied by vomiting. A physician
was called in, who pronounced the symp
toms those of poisoning. "Wesley Brown,
aged twelve, died, and tho other members
of the family were in a serious condition.
The peanut crop of Virginia is reported
to be a failure and the loss $200,000.
The New Hampshire Legislature closed
the lonsest session of that body, in the his-
uny ol me otate,oii uie iota. ne merauers
each received 102 days' pay, requiring over
Colonel Robert M. Mayo, of West
moreland County, Va., member of Congress
elect, shot himself the other morning on
boar.d the steamer Virginia, from Balti
more for Norfdlk.
A fire at Delphos, Ohio, on the morning
of the 15th, entirely consumed the exten
sive works of the Pittsburg Hoop and Bar
rel Company. The jiight watchman was
in the building at the time and was burned
to death. Loss, $75,000; insurance, $30,000.
The body of Frank Devereaux was re
cently found in the woods eight miles from
Cheboygan, Mich. The surroundings
showed that ho was killed in a bear fight,
which resulted fatally for both, as the ani
mal's body was found near that of the dead
man. The body was terribly cut up in tho
contest, and the ground torn for a space of
twenty feet, showing that the struggle had
been a fearful one.
The steamer "Wm. Harrison, from Hull
to Boston, ran into the steam collier Pro
fessor Morse, from New York, the other
morning. The Harrison was cut to the
water's edge; the Morse, being an iron
vessel, received no damage.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Tho report of the State Board of Agricnl
tui 9 for August showed that of the eighty
one organized counties in the State, but
ten report a poor corn prospect this year.
These ten counties are all situated in the
extreme western portion of the State, and
have but a slight acreage compared with
the remainder of our cultivated territory;
the area planted in the section covered by
these ten counties not being more than one
twentieth of the whole. Of these ten coun
ties, Ellis and Sheridan report a total fail
ure, while the remainder have produced a
small yield. In the territory mentioned
the cause of failure is attributed in most
instances to lack of sufficient rainfall, and
the prevalence of hot southwestern winds.
Much of the crop has been cut for fodder.
In all other portions of the State a most
bountiful crop has been raised. In the
northeastern section, whero much damage
was done early in the season by continued
wet weather and unusual floods, and
a large amount of replanting done,
the production has exceeded all
expectations, the replanted area producing
a much heavier crop than could have
reasonably been hoped for. The estimated
yield of the State, as determined from the
reports of .'550 correspondents, is 44.4
bushels per acre, or a production of 20G,
S9J),739 bushels an increase over the large
crop of 1SS2 of about 50,000,000 bushels.
This immense yield will place Kansas very
nearly at the head of the corn growing
States for 1SS3. The crop has been unnsual
ly free from injurious conditions, the most
serious drawback, being tho cold and wet
spring. Injurious insects have not made
their appearance this year in numbers to
cause alarm, and the hot winds from the
southwest only occurred in the western
portion of the State, and then but for a very
short time. The moth of August has been
unusually a trying period for corn in Kan
sas, but this year there was a sufficient rain
fall in most portions, and the result is the
largest corn crop in the history of the State.
The damage done to the oat crop during
harvest and .since, caused by the heavy
rains is not nearly so extensive as was at
one time anticipated, the loss not being quite
eight per cent of tho whole crop. From
information received from correspondents
and other sources during the past month,
there is every reason to believe that the es
timate of the j-ield of the oat crop, as given
in the monthly report for July, was placed
too low. Tho condition of both tame and
prairie grasses is betterthanitwaslastyear
at this time, by 20 percent. The total area in
grass under fence for liS3 is 3,278,132 acres,
an increase during tho year of nearly 100
per cent. The sorghum crop promises
well and the yield will bo fully ten per
cent greater than last year. Every coun
ty in the State, except two, makes a good
report upon Irish potatoes. The crop ex
ceeds that of 1S2 by fifty per cent, and
better than any previous year by twenty
five per cent. Sweet potatoes also
promise an abundant crop. There are
a few isolated cases of disease re
ported among live stock, but nothing in
epidemic form. The general opinion is
that live stock has not been in better con
dition for years. The high price obtained
this year for pork has increased the num
bers of swine largely. Tho increase from
March 1, 1SS2, to March 1, 1SS3, is
over thirteen per cent, or 1G5,2SG head.
In sheep the increaso over last is eighteen
per cent or 170,119 head, and the increase
in milch cows over nine per cent, or 3S,1S5
in numbers. There wore made in the year
ending March 1, 1SS2, 23,947,010 pounds of
butter, an increaso over tho previous year
of 4,330,130 pounds. The increase in the
number of horses over 1S82 is24,74S, or over
six per cent. For the first time in the his
tory of tho State the numbers of other cat
tle have reached a million. 1 he increaso
over 1SS2 is 102,030, or over sixteen per cent.
This increase is largely due to the western
counties, where the grazing of cattle and
sheep is fast supplanting all other indus
Miss Mollie Monday, a sales-girl of the
dry goods firm of Small, Ramsey & Voor
hees, of Leavenworth, recently attempted
to commit suicide by taking three grains of
morphine. Her condition was discovered
in time, and medical aid was at once sum
moned. Bradford J. Lovelaxd, of Shawnee
County, while recently attending the en
gine of a threshing machine, was caught
by the clothing by the machinery, dragged
between the fly-wheel and boiler and fa
Postoffice changes in Kansas for the
two weeks ending September 3: Estab
lished Bodock, Butler County, George
Sherar, postmaster: Stockrange, Ellis
County, "William H. Deserve, postmaster.
Discontinued Agonda, Republic County;
To Die, Jewell County; Oregon, Jefferson
County; Smithfield, Graham County
Name changed Tiffany, Gove County, to
Recently a Concord coach, containing
thirty passengers, was upset at the gate of
the Leavenworth fair grounds while re
turning from a game of base-ball, and City
Clerk Shepherd and young McKinley wert
seriously injured, the former, it was feared,
Upon complaint of United States Attor
ney HallowelJ, warrants were issued at'
Wichita for the arrest of Captain D. L.
Payne, of Oklahoma fame, and the officers
of his colony, and they were taken into
custody. Payno says that he will now
have an opportunity of testing the entire
matter in the courts.
David Read, of Wyandotte, whose housg
was wrecked b3r the cyclone last spring
and his wife killed, while recently digging
a well was overcome by gas, a vein of
which he struck. A plrysician pronounced
his case hopeless.
Forty-five men laying gas mains al
Parsons recently struck for- an advance of
twenty -five cents a day, and afterwards
got thirty-five men laying water pipes to
Fair-week all along tho'line.
The Sheriff of "Wyandotte County re
cently raided the violators of law who had
been in the habit of leaving Kansas City
and going to Armourdalo every Sunday to
enjoy a social and convivial Sabbath. All
i-musenients and performances obeyed his
demand to quit, except at the dancing
platform, where tho managers said they
would contest the legality of stopping
The closing day of the Inter-State Tem
perance Camp Meeting at Merriam Park;
near Kansas City, was largely attended,
Ex-Governor St. John made the leading
address of the day.
Col. E. B. "Whitman-, prominent in tho
pioneer days of Kansas, died recently ir
ANOTHER ARCTIC FAILURE.
Arrival of the Steamship Yantic from the
Arctic Kcgiunx nt St. Johns, N. F., with
Hie Oflicers and Crew of the Proteus,
which was Crashed in an Ice Field and
X.ost, with All the Supplies Intended for
the Greeley Party Xo Authentic News of
St. Johns, N. F., Sept. 13.
The United States Greeley relief steam
Ehip Yantic has just anchored here, and
her tidings are lamentable. No word has J
been received from Greeley or any of his
"Washington, D. C, Sept. 13.
The signal officer has received the follow
ing from Lieut. Gartington, commanding
the Greeley relief expedition:
St. Johns, X. F., Sept. 13.
It is my painful duty to report the total
failure of the expedition. The Proteus was
crushed in a pack latitude 7S degrees 52
minutes, longitude 74 degrees 25 minutes
and sunk on the afternoon of the 23d of
July. My party and the crew of the ship
are all saved. I made my way across
Smith's Sound and along the eastern shore
to Cape York, thence across Melleville Bay
to the Upernavik, arriving there August
24. The Yantic reached the Upernavik
September 2, and left the same day, bring
ing the entire party hero to-day. All are
well. E. A. Gartington.
The first officer of the Proteus briefly
summarizes the trip of tho ill-fated Proteus
as follows : The Yantic and Proteus left St.
Johns at four p. m., Juno 9. The Proteus
arrived at God Haven Bay, Disco Island,
July 0. Tho Yantic arrived at the same
place July 12. hen the necessary prepa
rations were made the Proteus sailed for
Cory Island, arriving there on the 10th. It
left on the 21st, and two days afterward
was crushed, sinking at seven p. m., July
23. Twenty-nine days were spent in the
boats, several storms wero encountered,
from which the boats took refuge under lee
of the icebergs, and Lieutenant Colwell and
Bix of the crew parted company with the
others at Cape York. They lound the Yan
tic July 31. It reported Captain Pike and
the remainder of the crew moving south
ward. The Yantic reached Cory Island
August 2. The same night she proceeded to
Pandora harbor, where records from Pike
and Garlington were found. She next pro
ceeded south along the Greenland coast,
sending boats all around the islands in
search of the missing crew. A storm and
heavy pack of ice, August !, forced Yantic
to anchor to leeward or the Northumberland
Island. The next day she bore away for
Upernavik, arriving there August 22" On
the 27th she started for the Waigato
coal mines, and returned to Uper
navik September 2. Captain Pike
and crew were found and taken on board
the Yantic. It seems that at the first inti
mation of the Proteus disaster, which was
found August 3 at Littleton Island by the
Yantic, Lieutenant Gartington left a record
there that he was coming south, describing
the shipwreck and indicating the general
movement of Captain Pike and the ship's
company. On the 4th search was instituted
along the Greenland coast from Cape Alex
ander to Cape Roberts, on every point
likely to bring up with the retreating party.
They searched until September 2, when
Upernavik was reached, and the whole Pro
teus party was found in good health and
tolerable spirits. They were exposed dur
ing thirty-one daj's and nights in their
boats, making soino stoppages at interme
diate harbors. The Proteus was crushed in
the floe of ice at three o'clock in the even-
ing of the 23d of July and sank within five
hours. Fortunately sufficient time was
given to save clothing, provisions, compass
and other necessaries to meet what might
prove a protracted voyage. On the 25th,
the boats being equipped, provisioned and
manned, a start was made. The scene oft
the disaster was eight miles north-north-tvest
of Cape Sabine, latitude 79 deg., 51
min. north. Over 000 miles of ice ana frigid
sea were passed before Upernavik was
reached. The worst feature in the un
fortunate Proteus expedition is that no
provisions were landed or caches made,
and all stores intended for the Arctiu
Colony's relief went down in the steamer.
While at anchor in Danish Harbor,
August 12, Governor Elbury came on board
ihe Yantic and reported that the Danish
steamer Sophia had arrived there from the
sarbor thirty miles north of Cape York,
md the captain stated that a native Eski-
no tola him that two natives with the.
Ureeley expedition arrived on sledjres last
ivinter and reported tho partv all well,
ixcept Dr. Parry, who had died. These)
natives went back to Lady Franklin Bay.,
Another Eskimo arrived from the Greeley.
:amp and reported that all the oflicers had,
been murdered by the men. Neither of!
;hese reports is reliable, as the fondness:
)f the Eskimo for lying and sensational
sm place them in the category of fiction.
Uapr- Pinke says that as far north as-Cape.'
iaoine there was no trace of Greeley ois
lis party, and his failure to come south to"
Littleton Island to meet the relief steamer
;his summer leaves grave apprehensions
is to their probable fate.
WAsnrNGTOX, D. C, Sept. 13.
The following report from the comman
ier of the United States steamer Yantic,
ivith regard to the failure of tbe Greeley
relief expedition, was received to-night by
;he Acting Secretary of tho Navy:
St. John's. Sept. 13.
Him. THn. E. Chandler, Secretary of the Aticy,
M'axhdWtnn, D. C:
The United States steamer Yantic has
irrived, bringing Capt. Pike and crew of
the Proteus. Lieut. Gartington and the
Greeley relief part- are all well. The
steamer Proteus was crushed in the ice six
aiiles north of Cape Sabine, July l'.5. Tho
:rev and relief party, after depositing
records at Littleton Island and Pandora
Barbor, retreated south in six boats to
(Jppornavik, suffering much hardship in
Melville Bay. Tho Yantic reached Little
ton Island August '.'. without much diffi
culty, found the records, and immediatelv
proceeded southward. Searched the coasts
and islands thoroughly down to Sannders'
Island. The ice- pack then closed in, and
they could neither get around nor through,
and it was found necessary to retreat under
the lee of Northumberland, Island.
August 9: A southward gale having
loosened the pack, the steamer was able to
get through, and continued the search. The
coast about Cape York was filled with ice
packed close. It could not get within twen
ty miles of the land.
August 10: Having ice in all directions
but the southeast, it proceeded to Cape
Navik and sent fifteen days' rations to
Tessuissak and a whale boat to Capo
August 22: Sailed for the coal min.
thence to God Haven.
August 31: Lieutenant Caldwell arrived
in the launch from Upernavik, having
bten thirty-nine days in an open boat.
They have separated under orders at Cape
York. It sailed the same day for Uper
navik, and found the party had arrived.
September 2: Proceeded, homeward and
encountered a rough passage. Permission
was tasked to coal here.
Wasingtox, D. C.,Sept. 13.
Capt. Caziare, acting Chief Signal officer,
said to-night that a telegram had been sent
to Lieut. Garlington this afternoon askin
him to state what stores, if any, had been
deposited by him on Littleton's Island.
He was also requested to give the depart
ment full infuimation immediately of what
could be done to send relief to Greeley this
fall. The department had not'yet received
a replj-to this telegram. Capt. Caziare said
the department realizes fully the critical
situation in which Lieut. Greelev and his
party were placed, and that nothing that
could possibly be done to relieve them
would be left undone.
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