Newspaper Page Text
f 3iSS 3?;
'A. - -i
VOL. I. NO. 16.
COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1885.
1.50 PER YEAR.
IEsBH r i --.- .r. - . - -
-NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph end Mail.
Secretary Whitney has ordered an
other trial of the dispatch boat Dolphin,
considering that the previous ?rial was
ralueless as to the vessel's ability to stand
a heavy sea. S3
H. C. De Ahna, who some weeks ago at
Washington caused the arrest of the Com
missioner of the Land Office for assault,
was recently dismissed from his position as
Timber Agent of the Land Office.
The Secretary of the Treasury has no
tified the custodians of public buildings
throughout the country that tho appro
priation for payment of jauit&s for tin
current year is exhausted.
The President attended the children's
day OTvicos at Dr. Sunderland's Church at
Washington on the 11th.
The chnrges of speculation, gross favor
itism, etc., made against the managers of
the Government Insane Asylum at Wash
ington hnvo been examined by the Board
of Inspectors and pronounced unfounded.
The Postmaster General has decided
that w hite men, who are members of Indian
tribes, -aro eligible for appointment as
jostmasters in the Indian Territory.
Letters received in Washington from
Monrovia .announce the election of Hon.
Hilary W. Johnson as President of Liberia,
at tho biennial election on the .It h of May.
Mr. Johnson is the first native Liberian
elevated to the Presidency of tho Republic.
James G. Brooks, of tho. secret service
division of th.i Treasury Department, has
at the request of Secretary Maiming, ten
dered In's resignation.
.Iohn lio ten's new dupateh boat, the
"Dolphin," was rejected by tho examining
officers ns not being up to contract.
The President has amended rule nine
teen of tho Civil Service Commission to in
cludo Deputy Nnvnl Officers and Deputy
surveyors or Customs in the class of offi
cers exempt from examination.
It was understood in Washington that
ex-Longressman George II. Jenk.s, of Penn
sylvania, w ho was tendered tho Assistant
Secretaryship of the Interior Department,
had decided to accept.
The President made the following ap
pointments on the 17th: J. It. Stall, of
Ulno, to bo Lnvoy Kxtranrdinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary to Italy; B. W.
Hanna.of Indiana, Minister Kesideut and
Consul General to tho Argentine Kepublic;
Charles A. Dougherty, of Pennsylvania,
Secretary of tho Legation at Home.
The glass w orkers' striko at Pittsburgh,
Pa., has collapsed and tho men Iiavo re
sumed work at tho reduction. The struggle
lasted six months.
The Dorranco shaft of tho Lehigh Vnlloy
Coal Company's mines at Wilke.sbarre,"Pn;
caught firo recently. Two hundred men
w ero thrown out of employment.
A Disi-ATCit from Plymouth, Pa., of tho
llth said that it wus thought the typhoid
fever .scourge had ended.
Trainmen on the Buffalo, New York &
Philadelphia Hallway struck recently for
back pay and against a reduction in wnges
of twenty-live per cent.
The Presbyterian Church at Shippens
berg, Pa., caught fire recently and was
burned to the ground. Tho building was
one of the finet in the Cumberlaud valley,
and cost !i;,U00. Tho insurance was 10,
WK). The iron mills of Oliver Bros, .t Phillips,
employing over. ".OiiO men, at Pittsburgh,
Pa., have resumed operations.
Another man was interrupted while
making preparations to jump from tho
Brooklyn bridge the oth-r evening. This
0110 gave his name as Parker K. Daly, a
cornetistof Jersey City.
There were ten persons overcome by
tho heat in New York on tho Kith, two of
whom died. " t
General Grant, with his family, went
to Mount McGregor, X Y., on tho K.th to
pass tho. summer. The trip coat him much
pain ami fatigue.
Bookmaking in Xew York City has been
stopped by order of the Chief of Police.
The ih)Hco captains were told that the
selling of pools must bo stopped in the city
even if an injunction protected Jerome
Park from invasion.
Hk.nry W. Blair was elected Senator in
the Sew Hampshire Assembly on tho 17th.
The New York Central Kailroad Direc
tors recently elected Chatincey M. Pepew
President, and Horace G. Hayden Second
Vice President, tho position formerly occu
pied by Mr. Depew.
The French steamer "Isere," with tho
Bartholdi statue on board, arrived at Mew
York on the 17th.
Vessel rates ou wheat ami corn to Buf
falo dropped to one cent per bushel at Chi
cago recently. Kates by the lake route
had been growing more and more demor
alized for some time previous. The rate
offered is tho lowest ever known.
A petition was tiled at Greenwich,
Mass., recently asking that Lamson &
Good now, cutlery manufacturers at Shel
buruo Falls, who were embarrassed to tho
extent of several hundred thousand dol
lars, be placed in insolvency. The suit is a
friendly action to guard against attach
ments. TIIK WIT.
ANTnoNY Funk, alias Trlbot, charged
with stealing more than 2,000 volumes from
tho Chicago Public Library, has been de
Recent information from Sabinas. Mox.,
says that a terrible cyclone visited that
section, doing great damage to crops.
Forty-five houses w ere demolished in the
immediate track of tho cyclone, leaving
many families entirely destitute.
At Osgood, O., Turner Graham and wife
(colored) were killed by a mob armed with
guns ono night recently. The pair were
considered obnoxious by tho mob that
wiped them out.
Anson Murray, a former journalist and
a man of considerable fame in the anti
slavery movement from its inception, and
- also as a writer upon religious questions,
dW recently at his home near Cincinnati,
Jacob M Smith, an old resident of
LZJFion, Kan!, has been arrested on a
e of attempting to burn his largo
S 1 packing house In East Atchison. He
I .essed his guilt. The property was
jiued at $100,000, and. the object was to
' cure the insurance money,
Foca .miles north ot Concordia, 3o
1 ttiscroietngaiwollan ttck,retntly, &
rrs, gulth.bNrtwe cklldrviTaBd ft Win
;i4 WUlM 'Worhek Wf few
Dr. J. Gerth has been sent by the Com
missioner of Agriculture to Inquire Into
the outbreak of hog cholera In Nebraska
and Wisconsin. -
A furious rain and wind storm struck
Stillwater, Minn., at midnight on the 14th.
lasting two hours. Public and private
property were damaged to the extent of
$J0,000. Myrtle street was torn into ruts
twenty feet deep, and tho water main
washed out for several rods.
Chris. King and Joseph Kssell were
drowned just below the bridge at Atchison,
Kan., recently, by the upsetting of a sail
Fire in Sacramento, Cal., the other
morning destroyed the Phoenix flouring
mills, the property of George Scroth & Co.
Loss, V70,000, two-thirds insured.
John Wiley, a prominent lumber dealer
of Indianapolis, was struck by a train and
killed the other morning.
California reports a failure in the
wheat crop. Tho fruit crop generally is in
Isaac N. limns, ex-postmaster of Lewis
ton, Idaho, who issued money orders to
himself for over .j'J,f0), was arrested on
tho Kith atllurriston River, British Colum
bia, and $10,.VW were found on his person.
Frank ISittkiifield was instantly
killed, and John Albright was terribly in
jured while unloading.iron castings at the
Lake Shoro & Michigan Southern Railway
frt-ight house at Cleveland, O., recently.
Maho.ney, a Chicago policeman, fatalby
shot Louis Johnson, a boy of sixteen, the
other morning. Tho officer thought the
boy acted suspiciously.
Emot Redmeru, an ex-Mexican war
veteran, and the oldest member of the G.
A. R. in tho United States, died at Van
couver, W. T., ou tho 17th.
The storm which recently swept through
Pl mouth and Cherokee Counties, Iowa,
proved very destructive to life and prop
erty. In Cherokee County sixteen persons
wero reported killed and many seriously
injured. The damage in Cherokee amounted
to$J0,W0; in Woodbury, 100,000; Plymouth
County, $100,000: Moraca County, $T.O,000,
and Ida County, $i0,O0U.
Ex-Senator James X. N'esimth died at
Deery, Polk County, Ore., on the 17th.
A foolish fellow named Weaver re
cently shot with a Winchester rille nt a
mark on the door of a powder magazine
near Pueblo, Col. Tho magazine blow up
and Weaver was instantly killed. His
companion, Charles Nelson, was fatally
Minister Jackson presented his creden
tials to President Diaz of Mexico, on the
IGth, and was cordially received.
Archbishop Gibbons, of Baltimore, has
received a cablegram frdm Rome announc-'
ing the appointment of Rev. J. Sullivan, of
Washington, to the vacant bishopric of
tho Mobile diocese. '
A special from Dallas, Tex., says, in the
caeof theStata-agaiufctJas:ph Lohenstcin,
charged with complicity in the cotton
swindle upon the Missouri Pacific Railway
Company, tho jury announced the impossi
bility ofrenching a verdict, ami "ere dis
charged. This was the second disagree
ment. Three thugs recently beat a man and
shot a policeman named Duffy in New Or
leans. The policeman succeeded in draw
ing his revolver and shooting one of the
thugs, who proved to bo Joe Martin, a no
The post-office nt Whito Springs, Fin.,
was burned the other night with all its
The existence of pleuro-pncumonia
among the cattle in Harrison County, Ky.,
has attracted tho attention of the State
Board of Health, and orders have been
issued establishing quarantine regulations
and making the farm of Frisby iV Lake,
near Cynthinua. quarantine grounds.
All tho public gaming houses and poker
rooms in Memphis. Tenn., have been closed
by the city authorities, at the request of
the Grand Jury of the Criminal Court.
The suit of David Siuton, of Cincinnati,
against Carter County, Ky., w as decided
by Judge Barrnt Louisville, ICy., in fnvor
of Sinton. The amount involved is nbout
ftOOO held in Imuds issued by the county
in building the Big Sandy Railroad.
Mike Pressley, a worthless, impecuni
ous Irishman living in Yaroo City, Miss.,
w ho eighteen mouths ago inherited through
tho death of an uncle in Minnesota a for
tune of JTiOO.OrtO, was reported missing re
cently. It wns stated that Pressley had
sold his claim for ?i0 and it wns believed
that the purchaser fearing that tho con
tract would not hold good ou account of
Mike's intoxicated condition planned liU
Many fishermen lost their lives by a re
cent storm off the coast of Newfoundland.
A party of Englishmen in a coach near
a French race track displayed a union
jack recently. French betting men sur
rounded the coach, captured tho flag and
would have roughly treated the English
men if they had not been prevented from
doing so by the soldiers. i5-
A splendid British steamer, the Speke
Hall, was recently wrecked by a cyclone
in the Indian Ocean. Only one sailor es
A Dublin dispatch states the mail pas
senger train, while going at a high rate of
speed, broke down between Mallow and
Tralee. It was reported that several per
sons were killed and many wounded.
Prince Frederick Charles, nephew- of
Emperor William, died at Berlin on the
l.Mli from a stroke of apoplexy from which
he wns suffering.
The Mark- Lane Kirprcs ot tho 13th
stated that the British wheat crop was in
better condition, consequent upon genial
The cholera was reported spreading
w estw ard along the Mediterranean. There
were several cases in Terlu, Alicante and
Cartagena. Twelve thousand persons left
Madrid during the past few days in conse
quence of the cholera scare.
Dispatches from London indicated that
the Gladstone miuistrj were rather pleased
than otherwise at their defeat, as it extri
cated them from many difficulties. It was
thought that Earl Salisbury, the new
Premier would have the support of moder
Details have been received by mail of
the arrest ot Maxwell, the murderer of
Preller. The New Zealand officials fonnd
on the prisoner several articles with
Preller's initials. Ihe prisoner would be
remanded eight days at a time until tho
arrival of the ofacers from St. Louis.
JrTTLx V v T"1 .? ,be
A Pakty of sportsmen just returned
from Lake Jacques Cartier, sixty miles
from Quebec, state that on the night of
June !) they narrowly escaped' being frozen
to death. A raging snow and hall storm
accompanied by violent wind prevailed
during that night.
The French Budget Committeo has
adopted M. Tadicorn's proposal to issue
treasury bonds to the amount of .Ti ,000,000
francs to mature in thirty years.
The London ilbihr announces that James
McDermott, the nlleged Fenian informer,
died some time ngo of cholera in France.
General Gouhko, Governor of Poland,
has forbidden tho use of the national dress
as a livery for servants. The Poles are
greatly irritated by his tyranny.
The Journal i; St. Peterhurff states
there is no truth whatever in the report
that the Russians had taken jtosspssiou of
a harbor in Corea.
Fishing vessels from Iceland report the
past w inter in that place has been the mdst
severe known. Almost all the cattle per
ished, and fish were very scarce. Up 'to'
the middle of May heavy snow storms were
Queen Victoria offered Mr. Gladstone
an earldom, wliich he declined.
It is reported that 2,'lsU persons per
ished from the recent earthquakes in tho
district of Muzufferabad. Cashmere.
Fire at Kizilavat, Russia, destroyed all
tho material for the Trans-Caspian Rail
way. Workmen w ere returning to Bakaw
ou tho west shore of the Caspian Sea.
At Cartagena, Spain, two hundred and
fourteen cases and sixty deaths from
cholera were reported recently. The people
wero very much alarmed.
Destructive fires have occurred in
Ayrnau and Leutsohn, loth towns in
Hungary. At the former place 111! houses
were burned, nt tho latter 4W houses.
Many lives were lost.
According to a statement of a reliable
sugar house the Cuban sugar crop this
3'ear up to June I amounted t ."iifl,O00 tons,
against .":y,(XKJ tons to tho same date last
The North German Lloyd steamer,
Ncckar, which nrrived at Southampton
on the 17th, rescued and brought to that
port the crew of the Norwegian baik,
Charles Northcote, Captain Lemendeig,
from Pascagona, May S, for Queenstown,
which vessol wns abandoned Juno 10.
Serious rioting among strikers at Brunn,
Austria, was reported rcccnUy. The mili
tnrv were called out.
Field Marshal Baron Von Manteuf
kel, Governor of the provinces of Alsace
and Lorraiuo, died quito suddenly on the
The London J'-itl Mull (,'azrttc states that
tho French Cabinet has decided to replnco
M. Patenotre, who negotiated the present
treaty of peace between Franco and China,
by M. Roustan, the present nmbassador at
The composition of tho new British
Cabinet "wns partially settles! on the 17th
as follows: The Marquis of Salisbury,
Prime Minister and Secretary of Statu for
tho Foreign Department; Sir Michael E.
Hicks-Beach, Chancellor of the Exchequer;
Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of
State for India; Sir Richard Assheton
Cross, Secretary of State for the Homo
Department; Right Hon. Edward Gibson,
Lord Chancellor of Ireland; Right Hon.
William Henry Smith will probably be
Secretary of War; Colonel Frederick
Stanley, Secretary of the Colonies; Vis
count Cranbrook, probably, Lord Lieu
tenant of Ireland; Sir Stafford Northcote,
Lord President of the Council.
The native African Prince Allagngah, of
the Brass River Territory, Upper Guinea,
whilo trading at a native village re
cently was shot at and wounded in the
shoulder by 11 native who esenped. The
Prince took nine villagers ns hostages and
failing to produce the would-be assassin,
he had them cooked mid eaten.
It was reported that 140 persons were
killed by the explosion iu the Pendlebury
colliery near Manchester, Eng., recently.
The FimicIi Chaml-er of Deputies, by a
vote of 2th! to PJO, refused to exempt priests
from serving iu the nrmy reserves.
A serious strike of stonemnsons oc
curred in Berlin recently. The efforts of
the strikers to prevent other masons from
workiug on buildings in processor erection
led to riots and many nrrests were made.
The directors of the Exeter (N. H.)
Manufacturing Company have decided to
shut down their mills until September.
This action was due to the mills being
overstocked w ith goods Several hundred
hands w ere thrown out of employment.
Lieutenant Stevens, of the Ninth
cavalry, has returned to Fort Reno from
Oklahoma after having thoroughly scoured
tho country. No colonists were found in
. The will of Robert Treat Paine, of Bos
ton, Mass., bequeaths $30,000 to Harvard
College for the maintenance of a professor
ship of astronomy in the university.
An aeronaut named Patterson fell from
a hot-air balloon which collapsed recently
nt Charleston, W. Va. Patterson was
crushed to a shapeless mass. He left a
wife and family.
The w ives of three naval officers having
joined their husbands in Japnn, tho latter
have been detached from duty for violat
ing an order forbidding naval officers hav
ing their wives with them ou foreign sta
tions. The Pope has rebuked Archbishop
Guibert, of Paris, for criticizing one of the
Max J. Weiser, mailing clrrk of the
post-office at San Antonio, Tex., has b-en
arrested charged with purloiuing regis
The Austrian Government has objected
to Carl Jonas as American Consul at
Prague on account of his "offensive liber
alism" in Austria in former years.
The formal reception of Bartholin's
statue took place at New York on the 19th.
At the City Hall the guests wero given a
banquet and afterwards speeches were
made by Mayor Grace, President Sanger
ann ircdenck K. Coudort.
Business failures for week ended June
IS number for the United States 1W; for
Canada 32; a total.of ; against 2J7 the
Nearly the entire force employed at the
Para Rubber Shoa Company's works at
South Farmuighaui, Mass., went out on a
strike the other morning in support of the
George A, Rogers, convicted at Balti
more of wlf beating, received gfteen
Uh the bris f Sbe'riff Airy re-
KANSAS STATE KWS.
Judge Mar-in, of Atchison, rcoently
rendered a decision affirming the cousti
tttionality of the Prohibitory law. Tho
sme opinion also denied the application
of the defendant to have the case trans
fered to the United States Circuit Court,
Kansas will bo well representpd at the
annual encampment of the G. A. R. nt
Portland, Me. The fare for the round trip
will be MJ0 from all Missouri River
points, good for thirty days.
Two two-story cottages, a kitchen and
dining room are to be added to the State
Reform School at Topeka.
An institution known as the "Central
Park" Association" was recently raided at
Topeka, and a quantity of liquor, beer and
other devices captured. It was a corpora
tionregularly chartered under the law of
the State and carried on their business in
the rear of an ice house, at the foot of
Quincy street, in this manner: They
placed shares iu their association ou the
market which were represented to bo worth
uve uumirn, uui one or more ot mese
shares could be purchased for one dollar.
Then tlie purchaser had his name entered
on a book, after which he was entitled to
enter a room and purchase tickets for five
and ten cents, and with these tickets ho
obtained the long sought for drinks. The
names of a number of prominent citizens
of Topeka were reported to be upon tho
books as shareholders.
A boy nnmed Harry Burnett was
drowned recently near the Five Milo
Creek, below the Leavenworth sugar
works. He was iu swimming, got beyond
his depth and went under. A colored man
named Jacobs saw him and plunged in
after him, but too lato. He was twelve
years of age.
The State Convention of County Super
intendents of Public Instruction recently
held a three days' session at Emoria.
Superintendent MaCDonald read a paper
cntitled,'"How to Secure Attendance and
Good Results nt Teachers' Associations."
The paper was discussed by Messrs. Ham
nond, Adams, Henderson and Lee. A
esolution was adopted asking the State
Legislature to increase the compensation
of County Superintendents and thanking
the Normal School faculty aud citizens for
A negro named Mouroc Johns, who con
fessed having murdered his half brother in
Georgia four years ago, was arrested at
tho Tremont House in Wichita the other
day. On being arrested he confessed his
By the accidental discharge of a pistol
recently in the room of William Glinn and
J. M. Tyler, at Leavenworth, Tyler wns
slightly wounded in tho left leg below the
Topeka recently had a sensation in ths
attempted suicide of Mrs. H. D. Loveland
owing to her husbaud's fondness for an
other woman. Prompt mod leal attendance
saved her life. " '-
New York capitalists were recently
in Topeka and purchased tho St, Joseph t
Western Railway for the sum of 1,000,000,
paying therefore $111,000 in cash and first
mortgage bonds of tho St. Joseph & Pncific
Railway, and the Kansas & Nebraska
Railway. It is understood that" the pur
chase is for tho Union Pacific Railway
Company and that it will clear away all
indebtedness. The road is being placed in
Burglars entered the residenco of a
Topeka citizen the other night but were
frightened nwa by a pet squirrel.
L. Blackman, who was arrested in To
peka recently for selling liquor contrary to
law, was. released on bonds,
The Attorney General iu reply to a letter
v.upoh.the subject, has decided that women
have the right to vote at elections for dis
trict school officers.
As the Union Pacific passenger train
was leaving the water tank in North To
peka the other day some person threw a
large stone through one of the windows,
causing glass to lly iu the face of a lady.
Some of the farmers of Shawnee County
aro complaining of tho weavil injuring
their wheat in the bin, which is said to be
something unusual in this country. Of the
growing crop it is stated that not one piece
of wheat in a dozen will make over
half a crop, while oats are heading out
nbout six inches high.
An attempt was made the other evening
to burn the magnificent Free Library build
ing, located in Capitol Square, Topeka,
No clew to the w ould-be incendiary.
The dead liody of a man supposed, from
letters and papers found uon his person,
to be an Italian nnmed Autonc Jourdone,
was found in the Arkansas River at Wich
ita, the other morning, with a ropo tied
about his body to which a railroad coup
ling was attached. His skull was crushed,
a deep gash found behind the right
temple and his throat was cut. He had
been begging around the city several days
and was last seen alive in the company of
another Italian near the spot where he was
murdered, at which place a knife stained
with blood was found, and evidence of his
having been dragged from that spot to the
river was discovered.
A lady who recently nrrived in Topeka
from Kansas City on the Osage Accommo
dation stated that she was robbed of $100
while asleep in the chair car. She said
that she hod placed her pocket-book in her
bosom, and that as the air 'fas very close
she unbuttoned two or three buttons of her
dress and went to sleep, and that w hile
asleep some one took the pocket-book from
its resting place.
The other afternoon Christopher Krings
and JosepL Kessel were drow ued in the
Missouri at Atchison by the capsizing of a
sail boat. Krings was nlxmt forty years
of age and leaves a wife and five children.
Kessel was twenty -one years old and a
nephew of Krings.
A young man named Caleb Powell, who
was at work w ith the gang, building the
Grantville & Topeka road, was accidental
ly drowned while bathing in the Kansas
River at Topeka the other day.
The State Reform School is crowded.
The Mayor and Council of Atchison re
cently complained to the Railroad Com
missioners that for three years the city
authorities have been endeavoring to per
suade or compel the officials of the Mis
sauri Pacific and Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe Railway Companies to build a
viaduct over their tracks at a designated
point within the city without success and J
requesting the Commissioners to exercisa
their authority In the matter.
Th Governor a appointed John R.
tnlimoii ef fttteteff. Crawford County,
ailMjwttarotXHWffer tfc term of two
?&-& Kf Wi-
MAXWELL AT AUCKLAND.
Betnrn of the Steamship City or Sydney
With Details or tlir Arret or the Mur
derer or C. A. I'rrllrratSt. Iain's The
ETldcnerof Hr GuiU In 1IU Trunk.
San Fi:ncisco, Cai, June 1C The
first lull report ot the voyage and arrest
of T. C. D'Angier, alias Walter II. Len
nox Maxwell, the murderer of C. Arthur
Prcller, ; St. Louis, was brought by the
steamship City of Sydnev, wlfuh arrived
from the Australian colonics early yes
terday morning. Maxwell siilcd In Ihe
City of Sydney for New Zc ilnnd, and w:n
arrested on board of her before she ar
rived at Auckland. The officers of the
ship sivr the following acconnt of Max
well's conduct while on board and of his
sudden arrest at the end of the voyage:
Among Che steerage passengers on ttie
C" ol Sydney, when she left the San
Francisco dock on the 12lh of April for
Australia, was a man slightly built, with
fair hair, closclv cut, and a light inns
, lactic and imperial
He was apparently
alytnt thirty-five years old. Amid the
bustle and confusion of getting under
way he attracted a good deal of atten
tion. m txwiit.L's nervousness.
As the ship steamed throiish the chan
nel he paced nervously "up and do.vn
the forward deck, stopping now and
then at the rail to gljncc at the retreat
ing city. He appeared excited till the
pilot put off in his boat aud the last
link with America was broken. In his
anxious pacing to aud fro, he constant
ly rolled and smoked cigarettes. When
the ship had cleared the beads on either
side of the Golden Gate and set face
to the ocean, the steerage passenger who
bad already excited comment went below.
Ilchad shipped under the name of T. C.
IV Angler, and it was soon slated that
he was a Colonel in the' French army. In
the stcerase with him were a half dozen
joun Englishmen, who soon struck up
a spcakiug acquaintance with their fellow-passenger,
who struggled with the
English language in an awkward French
fashion. Before nightfall he was seated
with three others at a tabic playing whist,
rolling cigarettes, drinking stout and
talking broken English.
MAINTAINING HIS DISGUISE.
lie hid behind the French disguise pcr-
Iectiy. lie at no time forgot his mask,
and met no one who was willing to carry
on a conversation in French. He main
tained his disguise among his com
panions, anil excited their admiration by
his quickness to resent a gish" at an In
different play of a card or a reflection
upon his knowledge of the game. The
gossip of the ship soon said that the
French Colonel repelled the slightest in
sinuations against him with genuine mili
tary spirit. Before reaching Honolulu
the singular passenger had overcome all
outward signs of anxiet?, and joined
lightly in all the sports of the ship. He
maintained his early acquired reputation
for eccentricity by appearing onc"inorn
lng in a full suit of knickerbockers with
a cartridge belt about his waist s.l l a
revolver in his hand, which he b-gati to
clean, remarking that it had got rusty in
his box. It was observed by one on the
ship that it was singular for a Colonel in
the French army to be traveling in the
steerage, and that it "w.is still more
singular that a man so young should have
reached so high a rauk in an army where
promotions are slow, but not a suspicion
crossed any mind on shipboard that T.
C. IVAugier, the French Colonel In the
steerage, was anything else than he pre
tended, or that he was being daily borne
forward to a disgraceful cud.
THE TURSER'S STORY.
Purser Comfort, of the City of Sydney,
who came most iu contact with Maxwell,
told the following story of the actions of
the murderer. He said: "When IVAu
gier came aboard I noticed him because
of his dress, aud his villainous French
accent. He was in the stccrasc, and
brough one large trunk, two liand-bas
and one hat-box. Of course 111 thes cer
age room is at a premium, iid passen
gers arc allowed to visit baggage only
once awcek or so. For a few days D'Au
gier left with me -SI.".0 in sovereigns.
aDd they were put in the safe. If be had
any more money he didn't show it, as he
was quite economical iu his habits, only
buying .1 bottle or two of ginser ale every
day. He talked a good deal with two
young Englishmen, who were fellow-passengers
in the steerage, anil he seemed
very gentlemanly in his appearance and
iiVinners. About the time we entered the
tropics he put on a kuickeibockcr suit,
with knee breeches and stockings, such
as bicyclers affect in this country. Noth
ing occurred after this to call my atten
tion to the mail except as he drew his
money the day before we landed. He
wasn't demonstrative, and he made
no complaints about the food or accom
modations. A few hours before we got
into Auckland I was much surprised to
see the pilot aud twit police officers
board the vessel. They came to my ro iin
and said they had a warrant for the ar
rest of one IVAugier for a foul murder
committed in St. Louis. Their descrip-1
tion of the niau tallied with the steerage
passenger in knickerbockers. I told the
officers to stand iu the small passageway
by the door of my room, so that the ac
cused man could not sec them. I sent
the steward's clerk to call D'Augier. He
Came along in a minute with a jaunty air
with his hands in his pockets. The two
special officers had warned me he was a
desperate character and they evidently
expected he would open flre on them with
a six-shooter, so I didn't think they were
sorry to stand outside the door. Well,
when I saw the fellow with his hands '..
his pockets, I thought he might be going
to shoot, but he only smiled good-natured
ly and said, in his horrible French-English:
"Was ze dc matter?" I said:
"Your mine is IVAusicr, isn't it?" He
said: "Yes; dat ees my name." Then I
said over his head to the officers: "This
is your man." Then turning to IVAusicr
I said: "You arc wanted for murder;" at
the same time the officers clapped hand
cuffs on him.
On May 5th be was broaght into the
police court, and the clirges against him
read. The Crown Solicitor appeared lor
the prosecution, and .Messrs. Mapier and
Barton for the defense. The latter
claimed that the court had no jurisdic
tion, and after some argument the case
was remanded to the "lb, after which it
ras remanded to the llth.
On that last named day the case was
oronght np. Consul Gamble was the
tlrst witness called. lie testified on be
half of the prosecution as to the various
articles found in Maxwell's trunk, which.
imong other thlogscontalned two hand
kerchiefs marked C. A. P.,n a shirt with
two large spot of olood "on it, sixteen
paltMofcnOs rked with the initials,
'C.rA, P." and wit of underwear
fat kP feet fi?f4 WM ft ittdy
In reply to questions as to how the
articles not bearing the inl.iilsof his
name had come into his possession, Max
well said they had been given to him IK
San Francisco by a man named Robins n.
WHERE DIP HE SPEND HIS MONEY?
The Infi-rtnce which is drawn here from
the fact that Maxwell had ouly SKM when
arrested and spent o little on the ship is,
that be ran against a faro bank cither
here or on the ship and got cleaned out.
The fact that he took steerage passage
would argue that he ba little money be
fore he started. 1 1 .id he gouc In the
cib:n he could have bad his trunk In his
slate-room, and then when his room-mate
was out he could have destroyed all com
promising evidence, such as the thirty
four cuffs marked C. A. P. and tile cut
and slashed drawers. These he could
e.isilv have thrown overboard at night.
In the steerage, however, he was restrict
ed to weekly visits to his trunk, always
in the piescnce of officers of the ship or
other passengers, so thit It was impossi
ble for him to remove evidence of his J
crime without exciting suspicion. As the
Pacific mail steamer Zelandia, on which
officers Tracy and Badger wi'l arrive it
Auckland, takes live days to reach Sydney
remains at Sydney fourteen days, and
again consumes live days ou the
trip from s-jdney to Auckland, this gives
the detectives twenty-four days in which
to get extradition papers approved
by the local courts. The conduct
of Justice Smith in overruling the ob
jections or Maxwell's ctiinsel s ovm
that he will not allow the ends of
justice to be defeated by any local t.-c-nicality,
and it may be counted as mor
ally certain that the murderer will be
brought back on the Zclandia, which is
due in this city about September 1st.
The New Zealand Herald said, editori
ally, on the day after the arrest of
Maxwell: "The murder at St. Louis,
Mo., for which Walter II. Lennox .Max
well, or Theodore Cecil IVAugier, was
arrested on board the mail steamer
City of Sydney, seems to be 'the Shee
hsn case' of the Uuited States Govern
ment, as 1,500 were paid for cable
grams in connection with his apprehen
sion. D'Augier, as the accuse 1 terms
himself, is said to have been educated in
Kent, and claims to be a Brevet LIcuten
aut Colonel in the French army, and to
have served" in Algiers. The murder oc
curred on April 5th, and it is a singular
coincidence that on the following day
he commenced to keep a diary, the
first entry of which is dated St. Louis,
Mo., showing his subsequent move
ments." AT MT. MACGREGOR.
General Grant In the Adirondack He
Stands the Journey ICemarkaMy Well,
and is Quietly Installed at "Grant Cot-
S.RtTOGA, N. Y., June 1". As the
train started for Mount MacGregor Gen
eral Grant waved his handkerchief from
the car. On the trip up he sat in a cane
seated arm-chair and devoted his time
principally to viewing the beautiful
sccutry along the r&utc. At Mount .Mac
Gregor everybody was on the alert when
it was learned that a message had been
received thnt General Grant has just lelt
Saratoga and was on the way up the
mountain. The finishing touches had been
given to the "Grant Cottage," and the
group at the mountain listened anxiously
for the whistle of the train. IHie wel
come soy nd was soon heard, and at 2:39
p. in. the train pulled up at the rustic
station, and in a few moments tVe entire
A cot has been provided with mit
trcsscs and pillows on wbic' to carry the
General to the cottage, but It was not
used. General Grant stepped from the
car, assisX:d by Colonel Graut, and
started to walk with a comparatively firm
step, leaning on the arms of Officers
John M. Fryer and James Menlck. He
walked up the Inclined walk aud into
the arbor, where he rested in a
chair. After a brief rest, the officers
picked up the chair, and carried the In
valid to the foot of the steps of the cot
tage. Here the General motioned to be
set down and with his cane in his hand
he raised himself cu. of the chair and
astonished his friends by the case with
which he ascended the steps to the piaz
za, where be was handed a chair.
The cottajre has been fitted up richly,
but plainly. It faces the east, is of wood,
and two stories in hcisht. T:ie General's
room is a large and airy ap-ittincnt, and
connected with Mrs. Grant's room. Ex
cellent cpravings of Grant and Lincoln
decorate the w.ulx.
Pitched a short distance away Is"an army
lent occupied by E. C. Chaplain Wlilctt
of Post Lew Benedict No. 5, of Albany.
He will see that quiet is maintained, and
tint the General's presence is not In
truded upon. The Gene-ill pissed most
of the time this afternoon resting on a
revolving chair on the piaia. Tw tec on
the trip from New York Dr. Douglas at
tended to his throat, and once after his
General Grant appeared on the piazza
in the evening, and remained there until
half past seven o'clock, when he retired.
At a late hour Dr. Douglas reported
him as doing as well as could be expect
ed, and that he seemed to have gained
some strength. At 10:45 p. in every
oody in the cottage had retired to rest.
4 m m
A FuUut'k .si i;r (JiMiiluct.
Bltimore, Mil, June 1C Captain
Frederick Schmidt took a party of friends
on an excursion down the bay on Sun
day. Among the number were Chas.
Gcrlach and his ten-year-old son. The
party went up to Otitis Creek, where
Gcrlach and bis son and others went in
wlmmi!2. The boy was taken out in
deep water by his father, where h was
nearly drowned. The lather seemed un
able to render him any assistance and the
boy was rescued by others. The elder
Gcrlach showed great surliness after
the accident, and did not thank any one
for saving the boy's life When the
pirty started homeward Gerlach was
missed. As the water was perfect smooth
and any cry for assistance conld easily
have been heard, It is supposed that Gcr
lach quietly let himself over the side of
the pungy, while she was in the mid
dle of the bay, r.ld let himself drown.
His body was recovered to-day. "
Pittsburgh, P., June 17. As one of
the results from a streak of economy that
permeated the last Legislature In reduc
ing the appropriation for the West Penn
sylvania Hospital of this city from 5110,
CO0 asked for to 945,000, and being al
icady over 940,000 In -debt, some sixty
five old.soldiers who for years have made
their home at the above Insulation were
ast evening notified that they mast sMk
u: her quarters. Iq aotifylggjifa aj sj
rad.es of tlie ueeMtftv for tbJiftoUw
''eacnl gfffitw Wtt WWy fttfMUi,
THE STORM IN IOWA.
Qalte dumber Killed aad Fatally Injured
drrat Dmtruetlaa of Property.
LeMars, Iowa, June 17. As reports" -from
tire outlying districts como in it be
comes evident the tornado which swept
Plymouth and Cherokee Counties was at
tended with great loss of life. Tlieikllled, '
so far as known, are: Mrs. William Ganb
and child, Nick Makel, W. Goefchier. Six
teen are reported killed in Cherokee
County. Those fatally injured arer .Dan
iel Hays, JNick Geobert, Mr. and Mrs. Ru
dolph Lane, Mcr Kenneday, Mrs. ilacke,
Mary Mack Lizzie Macke, Adam
Goetcheler. Those seriously wounded aro:
John Swain, Miss Cranicr, Miss D. Hayes,
John Goetcheler, his wife and two children;
John Beaucaire and Mrs. Silas Forbes. Tbo
streams have risen so rapidly that physi
cians dare not visit their patients. There
will probably be other deaths amOnJurles
reported as the water subsides. The
tornado reached Sioux City at 10:15, Le
Mars at 10:45 and lasted about thirty min
utes. It was not accompanied by rain and
hail until 12:15 a. nt., when it rained. An
other tornado from the northwest swept
oer LeMars more destructive than
tho first; lasting an hotir and a half.
This came from Southern Dakota
as far west as Tank ton, the junction being
In Cherokee County, where the largest
amount of damage was done. The
duration of the storm at LeMars
was an hour and a half. The damage in
Cherokee will amount to S20,000; in Wood
bury, 100,000; Plymouth County, 5100,000;
Moraco County, 550,000, and Ida County,
Attempt to Secure a Uniformity of Ap
praisements at tha Various Ports.
Washington, June 18. The Secretary
of the Treasury has written to the general
appraisers at New.York, Boston, Philadel
phia and Baltimore instructing them with a
view of securing uniformity of appraise
ments and classification of imported mer
chandise, to require appraisers to daily for
ward to them, samples of all textile and
other goods of which samples can bo
taken, and which have not been exam
ined and approved by them, beginning
on the 1st of July, each with a label at
tached showing the place of manufacture
and of exportation, the name of the manu
facturer, if obtainable, the shipper, the im
porter, the vessel, date and number of in
voice, the invoice value, the entered value,
the appraised alue, discounts charges,
classification, widths of good, and rate of
duty, with such other particulars as may be
deemed useful In relation to the subject.
When a sufficient number of samples 13
collected, it is contemplated that there shall
be a mectinz of the Board of General Ap
praisers 'with other officers to be designated
for tho purpose of comparing values and -classifications'
at the sever ports and cor
recting any irregtilarftiVhat may be
THE DUBIOUS N.
John lloael.s TiTw fSfthirm
ly tlie Kxamloers.
Washington, June 17. Tha board,
which examined the "Dolphin" for Secretary
Whitney, handed him its reporiyesterday
morning. Captain Belknap, Cummander
Evans and Mr. Herman Winters d"v pot de
sire another trial trip to satisfy thewthaC
the, ship is bad. Xot one of them believes
her to be seaworthy. Even on her first
trial in tlie smooth waters of Long Istasd -.
Sound, she demonstrated her structsflil. .
weakness. It turns out that she did not?
make the required fifteen knots even in an
alleged successful third trial trip on tha
sound. The design tof the ship, consid
ered as a dispatch boat, is absurd.
She can't make speed and cannot defend
herself. The only use for a pm on such
ships is for tlie fore and aft fire, and yet
her six-inch gun can shoot in neither of
these directions. She can not fire at the
vessel which she may be .pursuing nor at"
one from which she may bo flying;. In or- '
der to do either she would ' be obliged to
send her ball through the small 'hamlet of
houses that has been built on her deck.
One of these houses is called "Social Hall,"
and this sufficiently indicates the use to
which it was intended to be put The
Board recommended its demolition.
NO JAUNTS THIS YEAR.
The Steamer Dispatch Tied Up So Far a
Junketing Kxpeditions are Concerned.
Washington, June 17. People are be
ginning to move out of Washington. From
now until the first of July the outgoing
trains from here will be crowded. Gen
erally at this time of the year the officials
In the various departments are plannine
summer trips at the. Government's expense.
Nothing of that sort has as yet been de
veloped so far as the departments are con
cerned. The Dispatch, which has been cm
ployed for a number of summers as a royal
yacht for the private use ot the President - -and
the Secretary of the Navy, will not be
used for private or personal purposes again.
There has been some talk ot putting her
out of commission and selling her. The
Secretary' of the Navy, however, has had
her examined, and he is of the opinion that
she can be used to an advantage at some of
the South American statidns. Her light
draught will make her valuable In going up
3ome of the rivers in this country where
vessels of our navy arc sometimes called to
Sax Angelo, Tex., June 17. Late last
night it was learned that a serious accident
had occurred on Monday to the stage coach
running from Abilene to San Angelo. When
near the rock bluff on the other side of
the Colorado .Uiver, the horses became
frightened and ran off, upsetting the stage.
J. J. Corkey, of St Louis; J. F. Walters, of
Savannah Mo.; and four other passengers
were badly injured, and have been carried
to Kunuels City for treatment One" lady
had an arm and leg broken. Mr. Corkey
can not survive. W. A. Wright, of San
Angelo, was the only passenger out of eight
who escaped uninjured. The stage was
drawn by four powerfnl horses, who he- . '
came unmanageable and ran several miles.
The accident took, place on a rocky road on
ihe down grade.
Washington, June 18. Judge Durham,
First Comptroller of the Treasury, has ap
proved the action of First Auditor Cheno
weth in refusing to pass certain accounts of
Mr. Loriiig, late ..Commissioner of Agri-V
culture, for the purchase of seed, amount
ing to $2,080.03. ".the first Coa'ptroller
XHJius UiBk mis 9unr.Dnuuiu jmtc vJt -
charged to the approiiMrtluii made for the
parexase, propagation isrf distribution ol
seeds, and not to 'Uwyjpropriat(en inadc-
for the laboratory, as ps; seen done, ina
MrepritJan for the pwshaae, propsga
t U1 ulHrttWtlos-of M4tt4t4ift..w!)lc!l
. JtkMttlii $L?h
ulS-ai- t'J -:". ? - &? SsSS8&3FSH&3r v Vw,
r e:-i5-rT'fti5t.l. .JiT .. 'it-Ai - -. -vr lh Asssi:r57i3.rfT&v5. -.