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COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1885.
S1.50 PER YEAR. :
TT. 31. EDWARDS, 31. D.,
Physician & Surgeon,
Bunker Hill Roller Mills,
IIEALE & FEAKISS, Proprietors,
BUAJtEB. HXtiXi, KAIffSiVS.
Capacity, 200 Barrels Per Day.
One or the Most Complete Roller kills
in the State.
A New Honse. Board and Lodging by
the Day and Week.
BOARD, $3.50 PER WEEK.
IV. G. PORTER,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
All Land Business Promptly and Ac
J. R. COLBY,
All Business in this Line Promptly At
C. C. REYNOLDS,
Attends to nil kinds of
Call nnd see him when you go to Obcrhn.
it. T. HEJOIING,
U. S. LAND LOCATOR
QUICKV1LLE, THOMAS CO., KAN.
JOHN A. WALKER,
LIVERV iKDFEED STABLE
flood Rigs and Plenty of Stabling and
W. A. WILSON. G. J. TACHA.
THE OLD RELIABLE LAND OFFICE
WILSOjST & TACITA.
VJnr Grcsrts, IiOcatoh.
Special Attention to Thomas County.
ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE
1LE1T3IAS & SILLER,
Land & Real Estate
OBERLIX, - - KANSAS.
T. (j. TUEELEY
PAINTER AKDJIGN WRITER,
Sign lVriting a Specialty.
T. P. FEEKArM.
Fresh and Cured bleats on
COLnY, - -
6. J. OSUOItN.
OSBOItX & MONROE,
Eeal Estate Agents,
E. S. SEE,
LAW, LOAN AND LAND OFFICE
DONOVAN, CARPENTER & BAILEY,
Z. D. BEXTOX,
House, Carriage & Sign Painting
V. W. COX. Notar- Public, Sevard. Nebraska
THANK PING KEE, Notary Public.Colby.Kan
COX A PIXGREE,
Eeal Estate and Insurance
Wo have choice farms and wild land1) in
.Nebraska. also school and deeded lands in
Thomas County. Kansas. Locating done in
Thomas and Shcr'dan Counties promptly and
accurately. Correspondence solicited.
J. J. SEARS. T. B. MORTON.
SEARS & MORTON,
Eeal Estate Agents,
GILMORE P. O., CLEVELAND STATION,
St. John-County. Kansas, U. P. R. R.. Kansas
Division, where all trains stop, tt'c arc doin"
a General Land Business. Locating in ThonT
asand St. John Counties made a smpinit-
Tlenty good Government lands in thoei
-pi. Lontesting claims and
IFVR f J1"""!'" uucnaeu to.
ir, Kan. t
J) . jiNE & REED,
(it-ftBcc Farms and School Land
J j Thomas County, Kansas.
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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and wai,
The publicity given to the fact that the
United. States Treasurer had resumed the
transfer of gold coin from San Francisco
to Xew York by registered mail has again
cause I a suspension of that mode of trans
portation. It is not expected that any
morogoM will be sent through the mails
for some time.
TnE issue of standard silver dollars from
the mints during the week ended August
22 was $513,497. The issue during the
corresponding period of last year was
CMr. Cannon-, Comptroller of Currency at
Washington, recently received a telegram
from Bank Examiner Gelman, who is in
charge of the City National Bank, of Fort
Worth, Tex., reporting that the bank was
unquestionably solvent, and would resume
business in a few days.
The Chief of the Bureau of Statistics re
ports the total value of exports of domestic
cattle and hogs and of beef, pork and dairy
products, as follows: July, 1SS5, $8,480,
.79; July, 1$S4, 10,278,049; seven months
ended July 31, 18S5, $50,904,309; same
months ended July 31, 1884, KV4,4I1,7C6;
beef and pork products for the nine months
ended July 31, 1SS5, $07,708,002; beef and
pork products for the same time in 1884,
$05,570,300; dairy products for the three
months ended July 31, 1885, 4,031,710;
dairy products for the same time in 1SS4,
The total values of exports of bread
stuffs from the United States was reported
at Washington recently ,as follows: In
July, 1SS5, jS,714,r,05; in July, 1884, $12,371,
754; in the seven months ended July 31,
1SS5, "S5,55S,9S.2; in the seven months ended
July 31, 1SS4, 80,540,131.
LionTNiNG struck the residence of Sam
uel Chambers, near Titusville, Pa., re
cently, instantly killing Mrs. Chambers
and seriously burning a small child. The
husband, at work not 300 feet distant, knew
nothing of the catastrophe until ho went to
his supper five houre later, when ho found
his wife lifeless on the floor and the creep
ing infant moaning piteously.
Seven members of James Robertson's
family, residing at Pittsburgh, Pa., were
mysteriously poisoned recently. It was at
first supposed that the trouble originated
from somo ham, of which the entire family
had partaken. Au analysis proved this in
correct. Charles A. Gambriel, a wealthy Balti
more merchant, died suddenly at the Con
tinfntal Hotel, Philadelehia, recently, un
der peculiar circumstances. Two bottles,
one marked ammonia and the other vale
rian, n ere found in his room empty.
At Big Rock' Bridge Crossing, Pa., re
cently a gravel train on the Alleghany
Valley Railroad, struck a phaeton, in
which were threo young ladies, instantly
killing Stella Smith, and seriously, but not
intaiij-, injuring Emma Smith and Mary
Dunn. The phaeton was reduced to
kindling wood, and the horse killed.
Captain D. S. Babcock, Vice-President
and General Manager of the 2 ew York,
Providence & Boston Railroad, was run
over and Wiled recently in the yard at
Stoningtou, R. I.
On the night of the 24th a very heavy
thunder storm, accompanied by a gale,
prevailed throughout New England. It
was exceedingly sevcro in Boston and sub
urbs. Many bouses and other buildings
were damaged by lightning.
Mn. Theodore Frelinoiicvsen, son of
the late ex-Secretary of State, was mar
ried the other morning at Newport, B.
I., to Miss Alico Coates, daughter of James
Coates, of the firm of J. & P. Coates, of
Ex-Governor Reuben E. Fenton, of
New York, died suddenly at Jamestown
on the 25th.
In the New Hampshire House considera
tion of the bill to establish the whipping
post for wife beaters was indefinitely post
poned by a vote of 173 to 55.
Joseph E. Bowen, the oldest master Ma
son in the country, having been installed
sixty-eight years ago, died at Philadel
phia, recently, aged ninety-four.
The Enterprise Brewery, of Philadel
phia, together with over 300 barrels of
beer, which had been seized by United
States Internal Revenue officers on ac
count of alleged irregularities in stamping
the different sized packages, w as released
upon the filiug of a 35,000 bond by the
The extensive wool, hide and tallow
house of Obearne, Hosick fc Co., of Chi
cago, was set afire by lightning recently.
The top Moor was stored w ith wool and the
flames spread rapidly. The firo was, hon -ever,
confined to tho upp-r floors with
damage to stock ami building of $75,000.
It was full insured.
The Inter-State Fair to be held at Kan
sas City September 14, 15, 1C, 17,. 18 and 19
promises many attractions to visitors this
fall. The premiums aggregate $40,000 and
blooded stock will be on exhibition from
all parts of the country. New arrange
ments have been made for the display of
farm machinery, etc., and all railroads
w ill issue half-fare tickets during the fair.
Mrs. Agnes Kladztch, twenty-seven
years old, the wife of a Chicago Libor&n
was recently found by her husband on his
return from his day's work dead, gagged,
bound and evidently murdered, there be
ing a long deep gash behind her ear. The
bouse was in confusion and the few valu
ables it had contained were missing.
An eastbound passenger train on the At
antic & Pacific Railroad was ditched near
Powell Station, Arizona, r?cently. Two
white -passengers and aa Indian -were
Prof. John Young, of Indianapolis.died
recently, aged sixty-nine. He was Consul
to Belfast, Ireland, under President Lin
coln, and professor of languages at Butler
University, Irvington, Ind.
Leonard Gardner was recently ar
rested at Springfield, HI., for wife beating.
Upon being released he armed himself
with two revolvers, and meeting the two-
otScers who arrested him opened fire, in
stantly killing one officer and mortally
wounding the other. The officers returned
the fire and Gardner received three shots,
and died almost butafitly.
.Oxbi Thompson was arrested at Wyan
dotte, Kan., recently, charged with being-
nupucateam tne, murder oi Jacob jobbsob
In Washington County, IncL, September 23
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Ft.ed Be p. key, Jr., a eon of one of the
leading citizens of Salem, lad., while in
toxicated the other day, appeared on the
streets and began an indiscriminate f usil
ade. He fired nine shots, aiming at w ho
tver happened to be in range. He suc
ceeded in wounding five persons, one fa
The other morning Nicholas Gerst and
Louis Haas, two young merchants of St.
Louis, had an altercation about some triv
ial matter and Haas plunged a knife into
Gerst's neck, killing him almost instantly.
Haas was arrested.
The bodies of A. P. Goodykoontz and
Frank P. Css, well-known citizens of
Vinita, I. T., were found riddled with bul
lets in a camp near Red Fork a few days
ago. They were supposed to have been
murdered w hile sleeping.
The house of John Curlay, near Grattan,
Mich., wa burned the other morning.
Mrs. Curley, seventy-eight years old, was
alone in the house at the time and perished
in the flames.
Major Edwards, the well-known Mis
souri journalist, was stricken with apo
plexy at Higginsvillc, Mo., recently.
Frauds were said to exist in the Ap
praiser's office at San Francisco. Investi
gations wero being made.
A DisrATCn from Nozales, Ari., of the
25th says: Themurderof three Americans
and eight Mexicans at Baschuica by
Apaches has been confirmed by Azopilo
Franco, who arrived here yesterday from
the scene of the crime.
Judge George Y. Thurmond, of St.
Louis, recently committed suicide by hang
ing himself in a doorway on the third
story of his residence. No cause was as
signed for the suicide.
A heavt frost, doing much damage to
vegetation, was reported in the Northwest
on the night of the 24th.
AT the State encampment of the Knights
of Pythias at Rocky River, near Cleveland,
O., recently, H. T. Sandman, of Cincin
nati, and G. H. Farnan, of Covington,
Ky., were drowned while bathing in Lake
A nest of counterfeiters was recently
upset in St. Louis. One arrest w as made.
The gang was operating in Brazilian cur
rency. The largest excursion that ever left In
dianapolis started the other day over the
Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western for
Niagara Falls. There were 3,500, all told,
and they traveled in three sections, of
twenty cars each.
Police Lieutenant Michael Mullen,
recently pardoned by President Cleveland,
after having served several months in the
county 'ail for violating the Federal elec
tion laws last November in Cincinnati, has
bnen reinstated in the polico force and as
signed to his former position.
R. A. Rogers & Co., of Dayton, O., nude
an assignment lecently. Dayton creditors
hold 35,000 secured and uusecured paper;
Cincinnati and Eastern firms hold upwnrd
of 40,000. The liabilities ar t-itimated at
75,000; nssets, invoiced at 10,(K.
Fire at Fergus Falls, Minn., tho other
morning destroyed tho armory of the
State militia, and swept everything on the
south side of Cavour avenue, including a
large tenement house, Billings' stables, the
stables of Matthews & Striugham, J. 'Web
ster's blacksmith shop and an agricultural
warehouse filled with implements and ma
chinery. Tho loss w as 20,000.
Indian Agent Stoltsteisier, of the
Southern Ute Agency, at Ignacio, Cal.,
has sent in bis resignation. General N. A.
Miles has recommended tho appointment
of an army officer to take charge of the af
fairs at the agency.
Joe Hawkins was shot and fr.tnlly
wounded by William Thompson at Chris
tiauburg, Ky., the other day. Both men
wero farmers and quarreled about a hog.
Governor Lowry, of Mississippi, has
commuted to imprisonment for lifo tho
death sentence of Andrew Hounds at Nat
chez, and William B. Martm at Ellisville.
J. II. McGowan killed and dressed a pig
for a barbecue recently at Tallailega, Ala.
His three children, aged eleven, nine and
four, saw the process of butchering tho
pig. The other morning McGowan left
home nnd the children agreed to repeat tho
process. Haviug nothing, the two elder
children proceeded to butcher the young
est. They cut its throat and bung it up by
the heels as the pig had hung and w-ifo
proceeding to disembowel it when their
mother discovered the hoirible tragedy.
Eight hundred stevedores struck at Pen
sacola, Fla., tho other morning, overwork
being the cause.
Dan Shaw, a section hand, was shot ant"
killed in the smoking car of the Louisville
and Nashville train near Jellico, Ky., re
cently by an unknown man. Shaw was
Rev. S. S. Idlemen, minister of the
Methodist Episcopal Church at Green
Spring Hun, W. Vn., committed suicide re
ceutly by jumping from a window nnd
fracturing his skull. He was laboring un
der a fit of temporary insanity.
TnE Italian brig Aragon, from Bruns
wick, Ga., was wrecked off the coast in the
recent storm. The captain, his wife and
nine of the crew wero taken off the dis
mantled wreck by the brig Emma Ernst
and brought to Savannah.
The Georgia Legislature has formally re
ceived the records of the Board of Trustees
of the Georgia Colony, which were pre
sented to the State by John S. Morgan, of
London. The presentation speech was
made in the House of Representatives by
General John R. Gordon, and the records
were received by Governor McDanlels,
who made a short address.
The strike of the employes of the Queen
and Crescent system ended at Meridian,
Miss., on the 26th, the men agreeing to ac
cept their pay and quit the service of the
It is estimated that the total amount of
damage by the recent storm at Charleston,
S. C, will reach $2,000,0). Nearly every
vessel in port and every house in the city
was more or less injured.
The Atlantic coast, from Florida to
Maryland, was visited by heavy storms
on the 25th. Much damage was done on
Sullivan's Island, S. C.
Superstitious people at Brownsville,
Tex., were recently, greatly exercised over
the numbers of parrots, never before seen,
so far north, that have appeared in large
swarms along the river and hack in the
country. Crows, an unusual visitant, have
also appeared in the lower valley.
Tax body of Alexander Jandro Vlndara.
the-wealthy mcarcliant assassinated, near
tha CarrmlUdBTgB&k, was found floating
A'nisrATcn from Baton Rouge, l.a., says-. I
Tho committee to leara of tho condition ol
the finances of the Fourth Levee District
reported to the Morganza Levee Conven-
tion t,t ni cinrra ,,. ..;im.
ward repairing the crevasse. A committee
was appointed to canvass the district foi
the purpose of raising the additional 40,-
000 necessary to complete the work.
Five bandits were brought into Laredo,
Tex., recently by a company of soldien
who captured them after a desperate
ugnt, in wnicn inree oauuus were Killed
and two soldiers wounded.
One of th
slain bandits was Juan Chevarria, aged
eighteen, who is said to have killed six
men. He was a brother of Caledonio Cho-
varria, who wvis hanged at Laredo on the
14th of August.
It was rumored recently at Dallas, Tex.,
that there would boa reduction of the force
of the freight and ticket agents on the
Gould and Southwestern system by com
bination of freight and ticket agents into
riiBu uum3, an ouii-rrouitutionist,
attempted to address a crowd of alout
five hundred people on a public thorough
fare at Dallas, Tex., tho other day, bis
theme being "Tho Lffiuor Traffic." He
was drunk, however, and was arrested and
a throng of admiring friends follow ed him
to prison. A riot seemed imminent at one
TnE State Bank of Russia was recently
robbed of $143,000. On investigation it was
discovered that the robbery was committed
by minor employes of tho bank. The rob
bers fled the country.
Information was received at Cairo,
Egypt, that a great massacre recently
took place at Berber, and that tho populace
were starving nnd seized the city treasury.
TnE Scotch steam dredge Beaufort was
reported to have been wrecked ofT the
Bermuda Islands recently. Captain Penny
and crew of ten or tn elve men were be
lieved to have all been lost.
The entire town of Wasserburg, Bavaria,
was destroyed by fire recently. Over sixty
business houses and two hundred dwellings
w ere burned.
The Urstilino Convent nt Bally Trucky,
Count Waterford, Ireland, was destroyed
by fire the other day. All the inmates es
caped. French papers were praising Spain for
tho attitude she had assumed toward Ger
many over the Caroline Islands affair.
An epidemic of vellou fever was re
ported raging in the State of Chiopas, on
the Guatemalan lorder. Tho fover was ol
a violent type, destroying entire families.
A native craft, called a bugalow,
loaded with pilgrims, was wrecked in tha
Gulf of Adon recently, and one hundred of
its passengers were drowned.
he French man-of-war Bayard, carry
ing the remains of the late Admiral Cour
bet from Tonquin, arrived at Toulon on tho
Signou Clerico, tho Italian Consul at
Monaco, has been arrested on a charge of
haviug embezzlod $70,W.
The German flag, which was recently
hoisted on the French island off the Victo
rian const in tho South Pacific,, has been
removed by order of Prince Bismarck at
the request of France.
There was a terrible lioiler explosion
recently on tho steamer Orgo at Trieste,
Austric. Eight persons were killed and
There wero 4,009 now cases of cholera
and 1,547 deaths reported in Spain on tho
25th. The plague was thought to be grad
Thers were nineteen deaths from small
pox at Montreal ou the 25tb, being the
largest number recorded siuco tho outbreak
of the disease.
It was reported that Don Carlos had of
fered tho Spanish Government the services
of 100,000 Cnrlist6 to vindicate Spanish
honor against Germany.
A threatened duel between Editor
Larry Gantt of tho Athens, (Ga.) Banner-
natchman and Hon. R. A. Connell, mem
ber of the Legislature from Decatur
County, has been averted by the award of
a board of arbitration. In the House at At
lanta Mr. Connell withdrew his 'strictures
on Mr. Gantt and apologized.
From passengers arriving at El Paso,
Tex., via, the City of Mexico, it is learned
that yellow fover at Vera Cruz has greatly
increased during the last two weeks.
Acting Sfcretary Faiuciiild has re
jected the offer of Julius A. Rhomberg to
pay .$5,100 in compromise of judgments
l amounting to $103,000, obtained on his
distillers' bond in tho Circuit Court of the
District of Columbia seven years ago.
The bark Victor, which went ashore on
Turtle beach, north of the Savannah (Ga.)
quarantine station, was got off on the 28th,
and was ordered by tht health officers to
Sapolo quarantine station. Her crew,
numbering eleven, had all been sick with
yellow fever, and livo of them were just
The Great Western Iron Boat Building
Company, St. Louis, has filed a deed of as
signment for the benefit of their creditors.
The assets were listed at $36,530; liabilities
It was reported in Madrid that Spanish
men of war had arrived at Yap, the chief
island of the Caroline group, and planted
the Spanish flag, no German vessels being
in sight. i
Reports were received at army head
quarters on the 28th that one of the princi
pal lessees had already moved his entire
herd out of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
territory and that all others appeared to
be moving as rapidly as possible.
The business failures for week ended
August 27 numbered, for the United States,
US; for Canada, 24; a total of ISO; as com
pared with 177 the week previous.
Texas fever has appeared near Kanka
kee, 111., amongst a herd of 200 cattle owned
by Hiram Goodwin. Six have already
died and many others have the disease.
The other morning-about three o'clock a
west bound passenger passenger train on
the Texas & St. Louis Railroad ran into a
bull on the track. The entire train was de
railed. Mrs. D. E. Hill, an aged lady, was
fatally injured and several others were
more or less hurt.
The Sheriff of Dauphin County, Pa., re
cently visited the Pennsylvania Railroad
office and served upon several of its officers
notice of the court's injunction restraining
She consummation of tke"8oatb Pennsyl
vania Beach Creek Bafhroad transfer. '
FouaraaRrea were lost by the wreck
of tare Beaafert pOotboahytta -I..
Kdk-oWi?Watt-i8MlllLad Joha Med
ard.' ialhTtm o- SenrtCaVoV.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
Th School rood.
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the school fund of the BUte for the present
Allen. 1 &824JR
' Barton " nus
Chautauqua 2 443.
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Davis.. 1.254 05
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' Doniphan 2T,iM
td wards 24S.XJ
Uralium 303 J
Harvey - 2;4.Y!0
K D.-iiuin 1,134 M
Jlur.on 2JS1 "0
Norton 1?1 U0
Philips .... 1.15
Rawlins -1" 70
Scdf-cwlck :Uu0 5i
Shawnee 5r7t "
Woodfon 1,49: nt
These monoys are the interest on funds
arising from tho sale of school lands.
William Willis, a young man, was re
cently found dead at Leavenw ortb.
Post-OFKICE changes in Kansas for tho
week ended August 15: Established
Green Ridge, Stafford County, William II.
Beardsly, Postmaster; Happy, Graham
County, Mrs. Mary J. Van Dyke, Postmis
tress; Paxson, Pratt County, George H.
Hoffman, Postmaster. Discontinued Ore
gon, Jefferson County. Names changed
Baltimore, Cowley County, to Atlanta;
Hoi in wood, Jewell County, to Gregory;
Olivet, Osage County, to Penfield; Zamora,
Hamilton County, to Kendall.
TnE number of children in the State of
school age between fivo and twenty-one
yenrs of age is 411,200, and the apportion
ment of the State School fund per capita is
The other day Miss Maggie Catherman,
of Buffalo Park, accidently shot one of
her fingers off with a pistol.
In order to avoid conflict with tho meet
ing of the Supreme Legion Select Knights
of the A. O. TJ. W., tho annual meeting of
the State Temperanco Union at Topeka
has been changed to Tuesday and Wednes
day, October 27 and 28, the first meeting
being on Tuesday evening.
The census of the city of Atchison shows
a population of 15,318, a gain of only 218
since tho census of 1S80. The people claim
that either tho National census was a fraud
or there is some mistake in the Iaro enu
meration by the Assessors.
Reports are that in some localities
farmers are complaining of damage to
their corn from the ravages of tho wire-
worm, it worts in tne tenaer roots 01 tue
stalks, causing them to fall down, thereby
depriving the corn of ability to mature its
ears. It works in all kinds of land, but
the most damage is on clay soils. A prac
tical farmer, who has studied the habits of
this worm, says its ravages can be greatly
mitigated by a rotation of crops: that is.
sow oats or wheat on this year's corn
ground and corn or wheat on oats ground.
By so doing the worms are almost entirely
destroyed, or so much so that their dam
age to the corn crop is hardly perceptible.
This worm is always found to be most
numerous in fields of corn that have raised
the same crop year after year for a num
ber of years.
The Governor has appointed Captain
George W. Ashby, of Leavenworth, As
sistant Commissioner to the North, Cen
tral and South American Exposition, to
be held at New Orleans November 10, 1885
to April 1, 18S.
Charters recently filed with the Secre
tary of State: The Vesta Town Company,
of Clark County. The object for which
this company is formed is to purchase and
lay out a town site and to sell the same in
subdivisions. The capital stock is $10,000;
the Union Horse Protective Association,
of Harvey County. The object for which
this company is formed is to protect its
members from thieves by immediately
turning ont in a tody and hunting for the
stolen property; Wichita Encampment No.
29, Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
of Wichita, Sedgwick County; Heyt Meth
odist Church, of Hoyt, Jackson County.
William H. Tod", a boy about nint
years old, was run over and killed by the
cars at Wichita the other day.
Western Kansas is improving rapidly.
H. T. Beaman, a prominent citizen who
has resided in Kansas since 1860, and held
a number of prominent positions, died in
Topeka the other day,
A dispatch from Hutchinson stated that
the cattle shipped from that point to
BloomingtoB, BX, by Mikel Broa claimed
to ber dying from Texas fever are all
native stock raised la Beao Couaty, and
never in any way exposed tOxaack ferer..
They left Hatcabuon perfectly healthy,
.and gaod akape, and jiwstkaVe'Tjeea
uraM at tlMstMkyaida.te the car.
jTJwra mmtryrmMmm of Teaaaar. 8pa-J
la fmr fai tba eowtr J'l -5.-
Fearful Lois or Life by Floods at Canton,
ChlDa A South Carolina Cyclone.
Washington; August 27. Details of
the destruction in Canton, China, and vicin
ity by tho recent great rain storms there
have been received by private parties In
this city. The flood was the most serious
which has visited Canton In thirty years.
More than 10,000 persons lost their lives
i ind a far greater number are left in a starv-
in.g condition. Entire villages were en
gulfed and the rice and silk crops In the
vicinity were almost ruined. The price of
rice lias been raised 18 per cent, in conse
quence of the loss to tho crop. Tho rain
fell since the latter part of June, tilling and
overflowing the rivers. Many streets of
Canton were flooded for oer a week.
At Sezni City the water broke
through the city wall. It is reported
that several thousand people were
drowned at that place. Tne embankments
of the rivers were broken in numerous
places and the waters swept across the sur
rounding country carryinj-: everything be
fore iL A foreigner who was an ee wit
ness of the devastation reports that one
night he occupied a house anchored near a
bamboo grove. By morning the water had
risen to the tops of the bamboos. At otliei
points it rose as high as forty feet during
the nizht time. The inhabitant) fled from
tiie villages and camped on the hillside. At
Kun-in. a market place situated near an em
bankment of one of the streams connected and an attorney to represent the United
with the river which brings water from tlit States at J8,000. Provision was also made
north and west rivers, the majority of the for the rent of court-room, furniture, sta
iiihabitants were drowned by tho breaking tionery, fuel and other necessary incidental
through the embankment of the water, expenses, all of which were to be paid out
Some escaped to rising ground in the neigh- 0f the fund before judgments were paid,
borhood, but the water continued to rise The court was reorganized in 1882-with-tha"
and gradually overtopped the elevation, same officers and salaries as before, except
drowning those who stood upon it. Seventeen that the number of judges was reduced
Chinese graduates in Canton, hearing ol to three. The Comptroller, in his In
the distress and suffering prevalent in estimation of the- case, found that,
their native villages, took passage on a boal outside of the above-mentioned officers,
with a iew to proceeding home to render there were on the pay rolls the names of
what assistance they could. On the way assistant counsel for the United States,
the boat was capsized and all who were in clerks to that counsel, experts, cleiks to the
it were drowned. In some places parents experts, messengers and watchmen, whose
tied their children on the high branches ol aggregate salaries amounted to about $34,
trees whilst they instituted measures foi 500 per year, He also found in the quar
tlieir general safety, but the trees were terly returns that there had been paid to
washed up by the roots, and the heart other assistant counsel over S8.000 for the
rending cries of the children were silenced quarter ended December 31, 1834, S7,000
in the surging waters. The body of a bride for the quarter ended March 31, 1885, be
dressed in her bridal robes was found flo.it- side other alleged illegal payments. He
iug iu the m er at Canton. A large tub was Rays he finds no law authorizing such pay
also seen. It was picked up and found ments, and, afterjconsultlng with tho Acting
to contain a boy and a girl. With them Secretary of the Treasury and with the
was found a paper stating their names, the
day and hour of their birth. The parents
had instituted this means to save the life of
their offspring. Tho writer adds that the
sufferinirs which thousands are endurini
are heartrending, parents replying with
tears in their eyes to their children's request
for food that they have none. The people
are obliged to use the filthiest water, and
this, added to the disease which will ensue
upon the subsidence of the waters, greatly
aggravate the horrors of the situation.
Meantime all that is being done by the in
habitants to abate their misery is the teat
lug of gongs, burning of incense and howl
ing of prajers to idols.
THE SOUTHERN' CYCLONE.
Augusta, Ga., August 27. Full details
of the storm at Charleston show that the
damage was even worse than had been re
ported. In Franklin street a large tree
was riven in three parts from top to bottom,
but remained standmsr. The whole street
is barricaded with fallen trees. The south
battery was the scene of great confusion
and damage to shipping. The streets were
flooded with water, and crafts of all de
scriptions were washed ashore and were
floating in the streets at high tide. The
fishermen's boats were destrojed and the
wharves piled high with incongruous
w recks. The north western and central por
tions of the city suffered slight damage
compared with that in the water front,
thoush the entire portion of the city west
of Rutledge aenue was submerged with
salt water from one to three feet deep.
The spire of the Citadel Square Baptist
Church, one of the tallest in the city, was
blown across the four-story dwelling of
Thomas I). Dotterer, cutting away the
piazza and front walls and leaving the in
terior of tho dwelling exposed to the storm.
Seeral miraculous escapes occurred here
but no one was injured. It w ill take 58,000
to replace the steeple. The Plymouth
Church was completely unroofed. The
Phillips Street Synagogue was also un
roofed. The church home in Lawrence
street was badly damaged, and the Avery
Institute was unroofed. Trinity Methodist
Episcopal Church and the chapel of the
Citadel were unroofed. The Mount Zion
l'resb terian Church, colored, was unroofed
and badly wrecked. A rough estimate of
the damage is as follows: Wharf roperty,
350,000; private property, S300.000; cot
ton presses, $80,000; churches, S30.000;
city property, $35,000; railroads, $50,000';
Aslil.ey river bridge, $8,000; shipping,
S150.000; lumber mills, $20,000; miscella
neous, $100,000; total, $1,123,000.
The track of the South Carolina Rail
road from tho intersection of tho Northeast
ern railroad to the wharves floated all about
and was deposited in a zig-zag shape on
whatever foundations wero exposed by the
receding waters. The loss to the railroad
is estimated at $20,000 at this point.
At Sullivan's Island many houses were
damaged. The New Brighton hotel had
windows blown in and crockery broken, nut
withstood the storm bravely. The Casino
was lifted entirely from the foundation and
dashed to the ground.
It was impossible yesterday to telegraph
an adequate description of the cyclone. It
proves the most disastrous storm that ever
visited Charleston. Within comparatively
a few minutes the injury to private resi
dences was very large in the aggregate,
though individual losses were comparatively
small, chiefly in roofs- and fences. Some
of the wholesale dealers, howerar lost
heavily by damage to stock. The heaviest
losses were along the water front.
The Sullivan Island steamers, Poos3in and
Sappho, went agiound in the harbor and
are considered bojond repair. The Union
naval stores and city wharves are badly
On Charleston's favorite promenade, the
last battery, the ground floor of residences,
were from three to six feet under water,
and the handsome gardens were covered
deep with sedge. The sea rose so rapidly
as to have the appearance of a tidal wave.
The steamer Monticello of the Florida
line encountered the gale twenty-four hours
before she reached Charleston and had a
terrible passage, but was not injured.
General Palmer Talks.
Spbtsgfield, III., August 26. General
John M. Palmer was interviewed last night
regarding the published reports that he
would act wjth Congressman Warner, of
Missouri, in the preparation f articles of
impeachment agaiast Judges Treat, Brewer
andKrekeL The General said his name had
been used in that connection without hfa au
thority, and that Judge Treat bad acted in
the case before him entirely within the law.
He felt called upon to say thiataij be
did -jBot f ally approve t Jim Jaw aa, R
stand., 'Be bad received' a -Cy aC'ikr
rwaiutloBs ot Mm Knight aj Lakor wftit
lapnranikiw q'-ao.-sappu 'taKakkaV
farther aleaf Jaiejari to
THE- ALABAMA COMMISSION.,
A Decision That Ca'naos Many oa'the'Par
Boll to Mourn I4t of tha Alleged Illeg
WAsmsoToir, August S. The Pint
Comptroller ot the Treasury to-day made a
ruling that Is likely to embarrass the
Court of Commissioners of Alabama ClalTM
for some time to come. It is in effect that
the employment of persons borne on the
rolls of the court is entirely without war
rant of law, and that no payments cas le
gally be made from the Treasury on that
account in the future. 3fr. Andrew IL
Allen, Disbursing Agent of the Treasury,
recently made a requisition on the Secretary
of the Treasury for S9,000 to meet the cur
rent expenses of the court. In the usual
course of business the requisitions came be
fore the First Comptroller and he decided
to make an investigation of the affairs of
the court before authorizing the Issue of
the necessary warrants. His conclusions
are summarized in the following statement
prepared by him for publication: m
Tho Court of Commissioners of Alabama
Claims was created in 1S74 to bear proof of
claims to be paid out of the $15,500,000
awarded by the Geneva Commission, and
was continued by various acts uutif Decem
ber n, 1S77. It is constituted of five judges
with an annual salary of 80,000 each, a
clerk at su.uoo, a stenographer at 52,500,
Solicitor of the Treasury, he has decided to
stop all future payments of the same.
The following is a list of employes on
the regular pay rolls of the court who are
affected by the Comptroller's decision: "J.
J. Goodrich, "Expert in Insurance" at an
annual salary of $4,200; Walker Blaine,
Assistant Counsel for the United States,
S3,500; William P. Huxford, Deputy Clerk;
$2,500; Andrew 3. Allen, Disbursing
Agent, $2,000; Eugene Rosis, Clerk to the
Counsel for the. United States, $2,090;
Frank D. Lunt, First Assistant to the Ex- -
pert in Insurance, $2,000; Asa P. French,
Clerk to the Judgc$2,000;FJu;jo"33'-&i r
Second Assistant to, tho Expej) in Insur
ance, 51,800; Enoch G. Good wiu.'Third As
sistant tothesame,Sl,800; Henry O'Connor,
jr., clerk in .the clerk's officeTSl;6O0; Fred
Chapin, clerk in the clerk's office, $1,500 i
Amos D. Allen, clerk in the clerk's office.
$1,400; George Corvil, clerk to the expert
in insurance, S1.400; William Haywood,
clerk to the counsel for the United States,
$1,400; A. B. Nichols, clerk in the clerk's
office, $1,250; John Martin, messenger,
S720; W. IL Forrest, janitor. $720; C. W.
Towniey and Felix Muldoon, watchmen,
$720 each; A. L. Jackson and A. L. Alex
ander, messengers, at $400 each; W. P.
Churchill and Hugh Griffin, messengers, at
$S60; Anne Boyiein, servant, at $8 per
Tho following is a list of persons who
have been employed as assistant counsel
in special cases: Charles Hamlin, Alex
ander H. Hobbs, Godfrey Morse, Charles C.
Suydam, William E. Spear, John T. Whlta
ker, Hamilton Fish, Jr., Charles T. Bonnojy
William IL Morrow, George G. Frellng
huysen, James H. Herenin, George M.
Zeders, Edmund J. Moffatt, Wallace H.
White. Samuel Park, Thomas J. Cobb and
B. P. Carpenter. The Comptroller says that
all the above named employes hare been
paid out of the provisions of the- organic
act authorizing the payment of rent, sta
tionary, printing and other necessary
incidental expenses. The accounts
or the Disbursing Agent have
been settled up to March 31 lasted the
salaries of all persons on the pay rw have
been paid up to June 30. The requisitions
which have just been refused were foe ex
penses, including salaries for the month, of
July. The Comptroller says the accounts
of the Disbursing Agent for the quarter
ending August 31, when received will be
disallowed. The salaries of the judges and
other officers of tne court, who are named
iu the organic act, are not affected by his
rulinr. The Comptroller says also thatjhe
Secretary of State, who has jurisdiction
over the court, is in accord with him in his
view of the law, and has sanctioned toe
action taken by him.
Killed In Camp.
Dej-vzb, Col., August 25. Harry H.
Kirby, a Leadvilie politician and mining
man, is in jail in that city for killing, Thil
Nash. The men were working In .adjoin-'
lug claims, Kirby being foreman. A quar
rel had been going on for some time be
tween them, Nash claiming- that Kirby's
men were encroaching on his ground. He
wished to go into the Fortunal tunnel Sun
day to make measurements, but Kirby for-,
bade him from doing so. Ttash retorted
that he would go in and he started for-.
ward. Kirby became enraged and '
seizing an axe, .ha sprang after him.
and with the weapon dealt him a blow '- '
on the left side of the neck nearly severing:
his head from his body, causing-deatn aK"- .
most Instantly. Kirby at once-deft, takJnf; v ,
tho weapon with him, and after a shorr
visit to his house, fled to the timber. Yea- -terday
he returned and surrendered. Both;
men were bard characters. Nash has bc-f--
a terror and his threats bare always been i .
backed by his rifle or-revolver. Xirby h"
been indicted as a ballot-box staffer and bis
general conduct among miners-has .been
slmilarto that of his victim. Tbecorotmr'a V
jury yesterday returned a verdict of itsem.
ous killing. JOrby's plea wiR bef that be
( acted In self-defense. "
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