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DEMOCIIATIO L POLITICHi PUHK IN LITKllATUltKi AND PKOWUKSSIVK IN SOUTHERN INTERESTS. "'."--
jSY A. M, BURNEY & CO, MMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, SERTEMBER 17, 1881. , y VOL. II NO. 45.
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" NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events, -
Tiik Now York Democratic Stato
( onv ant inn Is culled to meet nt Albany on
(Jen flu ant attended tho reunion of
of the l'JTtli Itcgiment IlliiioM Volunteers at
I he Palmer House, Chicago, on tho evening
of the ti:h, and made it very lirlef speech.
ARCnri3iior Henxi, of Milwaukee,
Is dead, aged 70. Ho was tho upbuikler of
tlio Catholic Church of tho Northwest, and
was a man of great learning, energy and
The Pennsylvania Republican Stato
Convention, nominated Gen. S. M.
Bailey, of Fayette County, for Treasurer,
the only State office to bo filled at tho com
v"i lug election. Tho nominee Is known as a
. Cameron man. .. . .
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The movement, inaugurated by Gov-
rnor Iloyt, of Pennsylvania, ' appoint ins
Tuesday, the 6th, as a day of fasting and
prayer for the recovery of President Gar
Held, -was generally observed throughout
that State and several others.
Hon. Franklin Heed, tho Demo
cratic Congressional candidato In the Lew
Iston District, Maine, has withdrawn from
the canvass. Judge Gilbert will now re
ceive tho united nnti-Rcpubllcan vote, and
the canvass promises to bo close and excit
While most sections of tho country
were broiling under a temperature of from
!K"i to 10,") in the shade, a Deadwood dispatch
of the 7th announced a fall of five Inches of
snow in that locality and two feet at Raid
.Mountain. The snow-storm extended as far
cast os Nebraska, Hastings reporting a fall
of two and a half Inches.
The Utcs have been started for their
new reservation In Utah. Tho "White ltlver
l ies went peacefully, but tho Uneompahgre
braves demurred to their proposed removal,
and were only persuaded to go by a threat
to turn them over to tho military. Settlers
have already begun to flock Into tho aban
doned reservation in Southern Colorado.
An investigation by the Mexican De
partment of Public Works Into the recent
awful disaster on tho Morel os Railroad re
sulted in finding the railroad company, Its
Chief Engineer, and the Government Engi
neer responsible. The company is to be
proceeded against civilly, and the two engi
neers will be called upon to defend them
selves in a criminal action.
Col. Okokge K. Waiiinc, sanitary
t'liginccr, has made a thorough inspection
of the Executive Mansion at Washington,
with a view of improving Its sanitary con
dition, lie reports many radical defects In
the system of waste-pipes and sewers, mid
submits a detailed plan of such alterations
and improvements as seem to him nee.es
sary to tranform the houso into a hcalth'.ul
1 iik trial of Rev. Dr. Thomas, at
Chicago, before tho Rock River Conference
of the M. K. Church, upon charges of "dis
scmiitating doctrines contrary to tho articles
of religion and established standards of doc
Irines of the church, " resulted in a verdict
of guilty upon nil the charges and specifica
tions. Tho result of this decision is simply
to forward the case to the General Confer
ence, which meets in October.
The North derma n (invite says the
Government during tho next session iif the
Landtag Intend to present proposals for the
re-cstabllsliment of the Prussian Legation
nt the Vatican, which has been informed of
this intention Uirough Von Schloezer. It
may be presumed the Pope is willing to
cohttnuo in permanent relations with Prus
sia through such Legation, which would en
able present or future differences to be more
. The Georgia Legislature has passed a
temperance bill. It provides that on a peti
tion of one-fourth of the qualified voters of
any city in the State, the people in said
municipality shall have a right to hold an
fleet in to decide whether Intoxicating li
quors shall lie sold in the limits. It also pro
vides that no intoxicating liquors shall be
said at any given point In the county, except
with the consent of a majority of the quali
fied voters living within three miles.
(iovKUNou Chittenden, upon re
ceipt of intelligence concerning the recent
train robbery near Glendale, Mo., at once is
Hiil an oMicial proclamation calling upon all
law-abiding citizens to use their earnest en
deavors to capture the outlaws. The Gov
ernor also proceeded to Kansas City and put
himself in communication with tho county
officers who bad already entered upon the
pursuit nt the head of large posses of
mounted men. It was ascertained beyond a
doubt that tfte robbery was tho work of lo
cal desperadoes, nnd the officers were not
long in arresting a number of suspected
parlies, of whose participation in the
robbery there seemed to bo no doubt.
The loss to passengers on the robbed train
in money and valuables will exceed $1.",000.
The exact amount of the Express Company's
loss is riot obtainable, but is supposed to be
somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000.
A si itint s accident happened on the
Louisville, Cincinnati A Lexington Short
line K.iilroad, on the night of the 8th, caus
ing the death of 3even persons and tho seri
ous injury of several others. The train to
which the accident occurred left, Louisville
at 5 p. m. While approaching the bridge
oer Floyd's Fork, a few miles bevond An
chorage Station, the locomotive struck
a cow with such force as to throw
the entire train off the track.
It continued to course along by the roadbed
until it reached the bridge, which was
wrecked by the concussion, and bridge,
train and all went Into the chasm, about
thirty feet below. The train consisted of
two passenger-coaches, baggagc-Or and
locomotive, nnd bad about PK) persons
on board. Nearly every one on board was
more or 1-ss hint. Thoo taken
dead from the wreck were:
Col. V. Ntel, Robert .Join s Win. Maddux
and Waller Scearce, of Shelby vilh: Jas. F.
Harding, of Shnpsonviiie; Mike Perry, of
L'Uiii-villo, and Capt. Perry Went worth, of
California. Tbiw seriously injured are: II.
Alfred anil Thomas Huchanan, Louisville;
Win. A. SmLh, Taylor's station; Miss Anna
Jones and Mn. Money, of Shelh) ville. With
the exception of the fireman, Gilson, all of
the cnio'oues e-v.uied with slight Injuries.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The wifo of Senator W. B. Allison,
of Iowa, who Is a patient at a Silver Lake
(N. Y.) water-cure establishment, during a
fit of temporary insanity, attempted to
drown herself. Sho was rescued.
The Mark Lane Express gives an un
favorable report of tho British harvest.
Vesuvius is in a stato of eruption.
The residence of John A. Kimble,
In Saldicr Canyon, near Stockton, Utah, was
destroyed by lire, caused by tho explosion
of acoal-olllanip. Mr. Kimble's five chil
dren, whoso ages ranged from two mouths
to three years, all pori-hod in tho flames.
Thomas A. Marvin, tho bigamist
and forger, now confined in the Richmond
(Va.) Jail, has been identified by various
marks upon his body as T. A. Merritt, who
was for three years an inmate of the Auburn
(N. Y.) State-prison for a forgery commit
ted at Lockport, X. Y.
The Groton centennial exhibition
took place on the Cth ot New London, Conn.
The military" p'oftlOTi of the programme con
sisted of tho reproduction of tho scenes of
the attack of Arnold's expedition unon
New London and Groton. Gen. Sherman
and other dUtingushed visitors viewed the
Mrs. B. M. Harvey, a wealthy and
prepossessing widow, residing near AVest
Point, Va., is mysteriously missing and her
friends greatly fear that sho has been foully
The Federal Grand Jury at Dead-
wood is engaged in investigating the mail
service over the star route to Syduey.
Mexican troops are pursuing: a band
of Apaches who killed two Americans and
threo Mexicans at Eagle Springs.
Nelson F. Davis, late Tax Collector
at Houston, Tex., is found to bo a defaulter
for $100,000. Suits will bo brought against
his bondsmen, one of whom is Mayor Raker.
The Texas & Pacific Railroad has
been completed to a point 419 miles west of
Dallas, and track-laying progresses at the
rate of two miles per day.
A manufactory of counterfeit nickels
has been discovered in tho Ohio Penitentia
ry, where it has been successfully carried on
for some time. ,
AValtkr Harmon, an insurance swin
dler, now in Jail at Shreveport, La., is
wanted in Memphis and Jackson, Tenn.,
and Sedalia, Mo., where he went by the
name of II. U. Howard in perpetrating his
' Five hundred and fifty Mormons for
Utah are now on their way across the ocean.
Switzerland and Germany contribute tho
greater number. Two thousand Mormons
have left Liverpool this summer.
At Jamaica, Long Island, John Kcm
pel, a saloon-keeper, murdered his wife, set
fire to the building, and then hanged him
self. Kempel quarreled frequently with his
wife, their differences being mostly about
Miss Cora Byard, a handsome girl
of Mi, committed suicide by shooting, at her
homo near Dallas, Highland County, O.
Her trouble was that sho had been slighted
by her lover.
A balloon "professor" named Rog
ers, during an ascension at Hoston, fell from
his carat nn elevation of 100 feet and was
fatally injured. The balloon collapsed.
An explosion of nitro-glyccrine at
Sawyer City, Pa., caused the death of four
men nnd the serious injury of several others.
Benjamin Shouoch, while playing
base-ball nt Paterson, N. J., was struck in
the stomach by nball from tho bat. He died
from the effects a few minutes after.
Serious anti-Jewish riots occurred at
Stolp, Pomernnia, Sunday. Tho rioters
threatened to storm Jewish houses, and
pelted the troops, who charged tho mob,
wounding sixteen persons, several seriously.
The news from Fort Apache is rather
meager, but all the reports received indi
cate that Gen. Carr's command is threat
ened with no Immediate danger. The id-
skins are believed to be oft to the southw est
of the fort. They give no quarter
to any whites who chance to fall
into their hands, and several murders
by them have been reported.' The
troops arc being pushed forward to tho re
lief of Gen. Carr, and the arrival of three
companies was reported on the 8lh. (Jen.
Wilcox telegraphs his belief that the bos-
tiles aro all north of the Gila River and
mostly In tho White Mountains or Magallon
Throughout the New England
Stales a phenomenal condition of tho at
mosphcre prevailed on the Cth. While the
air as viewed from a window or looking up
into the Bky appeared to be free from fog or
mist, the sun was totally obscured. Tho
grass presented a most unnatural appear
ance, its livid green looking as though the
results of a coat of paint. Gas Jets, which
ordinarily show n yellowish light, burned
with a white brilliancy that made them
resemblo electric lights. In all directions
distances appeared to be shortened. A
learned Professor at Dartmouth ascribes the
phenomenon "to be something in the atmos
phere which absorbs shorter nnd long wave
lengths, leaving only those which glvo the
color of yellow and green." Ho thinks it
may be owing to pollen from fir and pine
trees, together with smoke from forest fires
The Emperors of Germany and Ru
sU met at Neufahwasser on the tub. Tho
Emperor AVilliam, Crown Prince Frederick
William and Rismarck proceeded from
Dantzie In the morning. Upon their arrival
at Neufahwasser tho Emperor boarded the
Imperial yacht llohenzollern, which steamed
out of tho harbor and was met by tho Rus
sian yacht with the Czar on board. Tho
iron-clad squadron fired a salute to the two
yachts, and lay to alongside each other. In
the afternoon the Czar went on board the
llohenzollern, and was cordially welcomed
The Czar's yacht was accompanied by two
small men-of-war. At a later hour the Era
perors drove Into Dautzig, amid tho pealing
of bells, salutes of artillery nnd great
The larger portion of tho village of
Lonneoning, Md., has been destroyed by
lire. Tho loss is estimated at $100,000; In
surance, f 57,000.
A pisi'ATcn from Cuiro, Egypt, lth
says 4,000 soldiers with thirty pieces of ar
tillcry surroumletl the Khedive s residence
Thev demanded the assembling of notables
the disni;0jWH the ldive's ministers
and also a Constitution and an increase of
the armv to 1H,000 men. The British Con
troller went to the palace with the foreign
Consuls and ne;v!ated wiUfcAWwlisoajitent
ed Colonels. Finally the Lnglishvonsul
handed them the decree of tie Khedive ac
ceptlng their demands and appointing Chcrl.'
Pasha President of tho Council. Tho troops
then cheered tho Khedive and withdrew. It
Is thought iu Cairo that lorelgn occupation
of the country will bo Imperative.
A Panama dispatch says: In a fight
at Matagalpa, between about 5,000 Indians
on ono sldo nnd a detachment of troops and
some 150 citizens on tho other, tho In
dians lost 000 killed and wounded. Tho oth
er party had twenty-eight killed and a num
ber wounded. Previous to this fight the
Indians attacked Esquipals, and killed the
Captain in command, ti commissary, and a
young telegraph operator named Vega. The
slaughter of various individuals followed,
some of them Indians who hail refused to
Join tho malcontents, and horrible outrages
wcro Inflicted upon others.
TiiKJeiciith World Bays: Russia is at
last taking active steps to suppress vigor
ously any further oulrngo on tho Jews.
.The Popo, for prudential reasons, has
ordered a postponement of the Italian pil
grimage, on the occasion ot the Papul Jubi
lee, until after the cclobratlon of the anni
versary of unification in It ily.
The village of Reichonbach, in tho
Berneso Oberland, Switzerland, was almost
destroyed by a fall of stones.
The Memphis Cotton Exchange's
bulletin for August reports generally unfa
vorable weather, on account of excessive
drouth plant fruiting badly, with serious
shedding of forms and bolls. Worms have
appeared In gome localities, but no serious
damage from thlscauso is npnarcnt.
A Denver dispatch of tho 9th says:
The police last evening arrested five women
nd threo men belonging to a notorious
band of robbers, and detectives aro on the
track of other members, who are operating
In other towns. This band is mostly from
Missouri and Kansas, where they arc said to
have blown open over fifty safes within two
years. Over $5,000 worth of plunder was
ecovered among them. Kid Laureas, tho
supposed leader, was among the eight ar
rested. Sidney Lanier, the poet, died on the
8th nt Lynn, Polk Couuty, N. C where he
had gone to recruit his health.
Five murderers were hanged at Fort
Smith, Ark., on the 9th, for crimes commit
ted In the Indian Nation. They were Amos
and Abncr Manly, Creek Indians, aged re
spectively 1!) and 20, nnd Win. Brown,
George W. Padgett and Patrick McGowan.
Owing to the number ot recruits re
quired to (111 the-army to its authorized
strength, the standard for artillery and in
fantry is fixed at live feet four anil upward,
weight 120 to 190 pounds; for cavalry, flvo
feet four to five feet ten, weight not to ex
ceed 105 pounds. Recruits and officers arc
being ordered to Alizona.
Near Savannah, Ga., Engineer Ed
ward King was instantly killed nnd fireman
Thomas Mattox mortally wounded by an
accident caused by an open switch. The
wood-passer was seriously wounded in the
head, but will recover.
Roisert Williams',"" resitting near
Whilmell, Va., quarreled with hiswifo tho
other day, and she complained to a magis
trate, who issued a warrant for his arrest,
appointing Williams' own son a special con
stable to execute the warrant. Arriving at
the house, young Williams found the dead
body of his father lying in the yard, the head
nearly severed from tho body, nnd a bloody
ax beside it. Two daughters, missing when
Mrs. Williams returned, have been charged
with tho crime, nnd warrants issued for
The Prefect of Constantino, Algeria,
has received a dispatch announcing sixty
ono persons burned to death in one day by
forest fires. Many persons were wounded,
and ;?2 dwellings destroyed. The value of
cattle, grain and other articles devoured by
the llames is 200,000 francs.
LATE SEWS ITEMS.
The President's symptoms on the
11th were quite unfavorable, compared with
what they had been for several day? prcvi
ous. Ihcre was an increase or lever, ana a
noticeable restlessness, accompanied by high
pulse and temperature. As Mr. Blaine
telegraphed to England, " His general con
dition gives rise to anxiety."
A dispatch from Washington says:
Sergeant Mason, of Battery B, 2d Artillery,
relieving tho guard at the Jail on the llih,
shot at Guitcau through the window of his
cell and came near killing him. The ball
grazed his head nnd was imbedded in tho
cell wall. Mason was promptly arrested,
taken to the Arsenal and incarcerated.
Reports have been received of tho
robbery of the village of Bates City, seven
miles east of Blue Cut, the scene of tho re
cent train robbery on tho Chicago & Alton
Railroad. Two men, heavily armed and
wearing masks, rode into tho town, a vil
lage of about 150 Inhabitants, and drawing
and firing their weapon? began an indis
criminate pillage of the place. Tho inhab
itants, it Is said, offered no resistance, and
the robbers after securing their booty re
A dispatch of tho 11th in reference
to tho recent Missouri train robbery says:
Tho names of tho parties so far
arrested are: Matt and Creed
Chapman, John Burger, Wm. Murray, An
dy ityan, John Land, James AVilkerson,
Chas. Fisk nnd Wm. Stillwcll have been ar
rested. Posses are coming In and the gen
eral belief Is that the search will be aban
doned for the present. The prisoners stout
ly maintain their innocence and previous
reports of a confession arc contradicted. A
report not authenticated prevails that some
of the missing property had been discovered
in a cave near the scene of the robbery.
Land and Wilkerson aro supposed to be
leaders of the gang.
A commission, consisting of Hon.
Alexander Ramsey, Hon. Thos. L. Young
and S. O. Houghton, appointed to investi
gate the charges made by Hon. H. F. Page
against II . L. Dodge, Superintendent of the
United States Mint nt San Francisco, sub
mitted a report to tho Secretary ot the
Treasury which fully exonerates Dortire
from all charges preferred against him.
The strike of tho cotton-handlers at
New Orleans culminated in a serious riot on
the PMh. The Mayor, finding his police
force iiisutlicii nt to quell the disturbance,
h is called upon the Governor for troops.
A heavy storm visited Danville, Va.,
on tho 1 lib. Trees and fences were hlowr.
down, also the Confederate Military Hospi
tal, injuring several colored people.
Two freight trains on the Little Mia
mi bjulroad collided near Cineiiui.iti on the
10ih.' James Simon, fireman, was killed,
and the locomotive was badlv wrecked.
THE FOREST FIRES IN MICHIGA.
Detiioit, September .
The horrors ot tho situation , iu Saldino
nnd Huron Counties, on the shores of Luko
Huron, are deepening every hour.
Iho distress Is unparalleled. It is be
lieved that 300 people have perished, and It
Is feared many more, while thousands
are stripped of everything food, shelter,.
crops, stock all swept cloan from the face
of tho earth. Tho people need most every
thing necessary to sustain lifjuid clotho
Accounts continue to como in of tho most
harrowing description. A special to tho
I'cst a'tU Tribune says:
George MacDonald, of Minden, Sanilac
County, tells a harrowing tale; over 200
families are homeless in that 'section, tni.
suffering from want of food and clothing.
"John Ballenliuc, of Verona Mills, says
that flfty-thrco lives were known to bo lost
In the neighborhood of Sand Beach. Tho
fire suddenly reached Verona Mills on Mon
day, and the town was soon wiped out.
The wind was so strong that Bulloutino and
wife were picked up and blown fifteen or
"In tho vicinity of Richmondsville and
Western Forester and Marion Townships,
reliable Information leads me to say that
upward of 300 persons perished in the
flames. There was no escape for them. The
woods and the ground were so dry that no
warning of danger was given. Faster than
a rtice-horsc camo the fire. It would em
brace house or barn with its contents, and
away to the next. Persons who have been
through the terrible ordeal say that In ten
minutes from the time the fire struck there
would bo no vestige of a house left. I have
Just returned from a trip through tho
burned district, and tho description of tho
Bights would niako the reader's blood turn
cold. In many Instances men, women nnd
children were found lying on their faces in
the road where they had fallen when over
taken by fire. Children were found lying
on logs where they had clambered for safe
ty. There was no finding each other when
once separated. Many took refuge in wells
and root houses, thinking to oe:ipe, but In
almost every Instance wcro sofTocaled."
Tho J'ost-Tribune correspondent tele
graphs: "The details of tho disaster in Hu
ron County aro as bad as In Sanilac
County. I belicvcthntwhcnthereturnsarc
in 1,000 persons will be found to have per
ished In tho llames.
"The Rev. W. F. Allington found six
teen dead bodies near Dcekervillo. Only
five buildings aro left between that place
"John Fly tcwagcr'a family of seven chil
dren and wifo were all burnt together in
Paris Township, with seventeen others.
Tho Day family were burned, with Morris
Clifford, wife and child. A man and worn
nn arc lying dead in the road between Don
ncr's Mill nnd Tyre.
" Fifteen families were burned iu Mooro
and Argylc. Five hundred families are re
ported at Minden as having been burned
VUl. ' A n Vrill.tU TTiH lUI lICU yl OMItl.I Mill,
half a mllo from Tyre.
"Wherever a house is left tho people
flock to it like sheep to a fold, in some places
as many as six families being in a log shanty.
They must have relief from below, or gr.iat
suffering will be tho result. I saw many
families to-day who hadn't had one meal
since'Monday, and dnrt know when they
w ill get one. Their teams aro all gone, anil
cows and other stock burned. Desolation
stares them in the face. They talk nb nit
their misfortunes, and many say, bad as it
Is, it mlsrht be a great deal worse. They arc
glad to get away with their lives. Many nt
them are Canadian", who had been over but
a short time, and had Just begun to get
matters in comf. rtable shape. Many need
medicine and medical assistance."
Tho farm of tho widow of John Klopf,
living a mile east of Damn's, was totally cut
off from all communication with tho neigh
borhood, and what tho fate of herself nnd
family of three daughters will be cannot at
this writing bo determined.
A party seen rt the Indian school-house,
who came In from the east, reported the
woods and fences nil on fire, and the people
fighting to save their property. People aro
nearly blinded by smoke. A atcr Is scarcely
to be had, ond stock is suffering. For tho
past three days Tuscola has seemed to be
literally on fire.
Reports from every direction indicate ter
rible loss nnd suffering. Nearly 100 families
between Caro and Cass ( it y aro burned out,
A number of buildings in Cass City burned,
and for miles around the people are flocking
into tho town, scorched and destitute,
many of them having lost everything.
Reports are crowding in thick nnd fust,
and from these are learned enough to know
that the suffering in Huron, Sanilac and
Tuscola Counties will exceed that of 1871.
Wednesday, at Cass City, n number of per
sons were brought in maimed for life from
tho effects ef burns, and It was reported on
good authority last night that several dead
bodies had boon found.
In tho towns of AVclls, Novcsta nnd Day
ton undoubtedly many lives have been lost.
Tho following appeal for aid has been
issued by the Committee of Citizens of Port
Huron, headed by Senator Conger, Mayor
Carleton, nnd others:
To tho People of the United States:
A most appnlllng disaster has fallon upon a
lnrjje portion of tbc Counties of Hur m and
Similar, with some adiacent territory, a sec
tion of country rii-ently covered with forest,
nnd now occupied by nearly 5'1,03'J people,
largely recently settled, and cither poor or in
very tiioclcrato cireiimstancs. In tho wholu
ofthls fection there has been hut little r.iln
(Hiriiiutho past two months, and everything
was dry when, on Monday, Scpto nlier.'i, n
hurr'cano swept over it, carry iuir with it
a sheet of tiamo Ibnt hardly any
thing could withstand. We h.ivo
advices of 200 persons burned to death, many
of them by the roadside or In the fields whilo
seeking places of safety, nnd it Is probiildo
that twice this number have perished. Wc
have reports from twenty or move townships
In which scarcely a h mso, tnrn, or supplies of
any kind are left, and thousands of people arc
destitute and helpless. All of the c people re-
ipiirc Immediate assistance, and most of them
must depend on charity for months to como
We nre doinir all in our power to succor thrm.
but the necessities of tho ensenro softrciit that
contriliut ions from charitable people through
out the country will be required t ) keep them
thioiiKhouithc winter. Wo the ef.oe nppoal
t y u to ti'id money, clothlojf, lie.Hine, (
visions, or any other stippile; that will help
maintain tho sufferers and enable thoai to
provide shelter for themselves und lie-in
worn Hiram on ta Mr larnis LontnuiUI :n
may be w nt tovthe 5!:yor, F C. t'arlet n.
Chairman of tho Relief Committee appointed
by Ihc citizens of Port Huron, who have sent
aenls tbromrh the burned district to a-er.r-
trill the wants of the sullereri nnd ilUtnlnito
PRESIDENT GARFIELD'S RIDE TO
' " - ' 10XU BRANCH.
I'lio Wounded President Taken from
Washington to Lous Hruncli-How
the Ucutoval Wan Accoiiipllahed
liu ldenta of tho Jonruejr-Tlie Long
SuircrluR Patient Put Safely Iu Hoi
In the 1'rancliiyn Cottage.
. Washington, SoptomborB.
At precisely 0:40 the President was car
ried from tho sick-room to tho express
wagon (which bad been backed up to the
steps of tho front portico), bv Doctors Bliss,
Reybum and Doynton, General Swaim,
Colonels Rockwell and Corbln, and Messrs.
Q. O. Rockwell end .Warren Young, who
remained with the patient during his re
moval to tho depot. . The President was re
clining in a peaceful position on the bed up
on which for so many days he had been suf
fering and fighting for life. Ills right nand
was laid upon bis breast, while his loft arm
was stretched at full length upon the cov
erlet. His high forehead was covered by a
linen cloth, and his features, though ema
ciated, wore a patient and resigned expres
sion. A small platform bad been erected from
the portico to the wagon, and across this
the cd was tenderly and .carefully carried
and deposited in tho wagon. There was no
mishap whatever in transit, and when the
horses were hitched to the vehicle and
started at 6:50 for the depot a feeling of re
lief took possession of thn bystanders, for in
the opinion of many tho most perilous por
tion of tho Journey lr.id been accomplished.
The conveyance was preceded to the depot
by carriages containing the remainder of tho
party which was to accompany tho Presi
dent to Long Branch.
As the express wagon moved away from
the Executive Mansion, the President
feebly, but cheerily, lifted his left hand and
Waved farewell to the Inmates of the house
who had assembled on tho porch to wish
him Uod-spced on bis Journey.
The wagon was driven slowly through
the grounds of the mansion and down Penn
sylvania avenue to tho Baltlmoro & Poto
mac Depot, the horses at no time being
driven faster than a walk. At the head of
each horse stood a man ready to assume
control of the nnlinals in case of need.
Fortunately, no such precaution was neces
sary, the ride to the depot being accom
plished without any incident occurring
worthy of note.
Tho crowd which followed was orderly
and anxious anxious, not only for the safe
transportation of tho patient, but also to
catch a glimpse of bis face. This was not
difficult to do, as the curtains of the wagon
were rolled up to enable tho President to
breathe the pure morning air, which at that
hour had not yet become sultry.
The depot being reached, the horses were
detached from the wagon, which was backed
up to the car selected for the removal of the
President, and the same gentlemen who had
before performed the duty of transferring
tho patient from the White House to the
wagon removed him from the wngon to the
a .... . 1UVUEUIUDI Uity- m.U OUUIU
slight dilliculty In doing this, owing to the
fact that tho floor of the car was rather
high, the delicate task was performed suc
cessfully, und without appearing to disturb
tho patient. When inside the car, he
was transferred from the bed on which
he had been carried thus far and placed
unon the spring-uea prepared lor
his reception. The remainder of the party
having already taken their scats, the signal
for departure was given, and, amid silence,
the train, at 0:30, began to move.
The party who accompanied the President
(exclusive of tho railroad attaches) consist
ed of Mrs. Garfield nnd her daughter Moille,
Drs. Bliss, Agnow, Barnes, Woodward nnd
Rcvburn: Colonel and Mrs. Rockwell and
their daughter, Miss Lulu Rockwell; Gen
eral Swaim, Colonel Corbin, Private Secre
tary Brown, Dr. B.iynton, Mrs. Dr. Rdson,
C. O. Rockwoll, Warren S. loung, and
TUB CAR IN WHICH TIIK rilKSIDEN'T TftAV-
A car had been specially refitted for tho
President's accommodation. Tho scats
were all taken out and the car thoroughly
renovated. A false top was put In a tew
inches below the roof of the car In order to
clvc nlr an opportunity to cireiil.ito be
tween it and the roof ' so as to keep the
car cool. Tho partition was taken out
and rcnlaced bv folding-doors, and
storm-doors added to tho platform-doors,
Wire gauze was fastened on the outside of
tho car, completely Inclosing tho parlor
apartment to keep the car free from dust.
The Inside was hung with heavy curtains,
nnd Brussels carpet was laid on the floor,
The bed was also placed In position, and
mattresses provided. Two large Ice-boxes
were added, well-filled with ice. About
forty men were employed in tho work,
which was finished in seven hours.
Along the Hon to.
Bai.timork, September 9,
The train hearing tho President passed
Bowie, seventeen miles this side of Wash
lugton, at 7:10, Philadelphia time. The fol
lowing dispatch was thrown off:
"The President Is so far doinir bo well that
the surgeons would like to increaso the speed
where It can lie saiciy ana coinioriaoiy none,
Engine No. 5, in charge of Train-Master
Bell and Assistant Rond-Foreman Wallls,
running as pilot engine ahead of the train
bearing tho President, passed through the
Union Depot at 7:48. At the depot perfect
quiet prevailed, the building nnd track in
tho vicinity having been cleared or ail en
cines and cars. Passing trains bad been
held back,- and tho tunnel from one end
lo the other was entirely clear and free
from smoke. The train bearing the Pros
ident passed at S:02 at a slow rate
of speed on the track outside tho depot,
making no stop. Few persons were about
Sunerintcudent Wilkins received the
.lmiatchcs thrown from the train and
banded t hem to represents Ives of the press,
and kindlv gave them the usi of tho railroa
wires to forward their messages into th
Tho President has stood tho fatigues of
travel up to this hour with reinm kablc fortl
tilde. His pulse is even less frequent than
it was before leaving Washington. It Is
now 10G. Tho arrangements are so com
pleta in every detail that the inconvenience
to tho President Is reduced to a minimum.
The bed upon which he is now lyiug is to
carefully adjusted that the vibrations are
Xhe trainy-an from Washington to Baltl
bwi at an ivcrsge speed of thirty miles per
hour. It is found JU rate ol speed causes
less annoyance t halt If It was reduced one
half. At seven o'clock the President took three
ctioiDeei tea with relish.
Chester, Pa., Beptombor 8.
Tho President's train passed tbo depot
here at about twenty-live miles an hbur.
The President's car woa apparently tightly
closed, and no bulletin was thrown off.
While the locomotive of tho Presidential
train was receiving coal at Lamrikln, Dr.
Aguew told Dr. Miluer, of this city, that
the President had improved since he left
Washington, and was getting along very
comfortably. They were glad to get out of
Washington, for the heat was oppressive.
The doctors on the train were well pleased
with the progress tho train was tnuking.
Tho car was quite free from Jolt or Jar, nnd
they had high hopes of reaching Long Branch
with no bad results. The President had
Buffered very littlo fatigue. Dr. Agncw
seemed In excellent spirits.
PittLADiCLpniA, Pa., Poptembnr 6.
The Presidential train ran over the Phila
delphia, Wilmington & Baltimore-division
of tho road forty-nine miles an hour. When
the President was Informed that more than
alf the Journey had been coinpleted.be was
greatly pleased, and said this was decidedly
the most Interesting day of any since he was
General Superintendent Kennoy, of the
Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltlmoro di
vision of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was
on tho President's train. He says it is true
that the President's pulso fell ten beats
before reaching Baltimore. The Presi
dent was cheerful, and, wheu asked if
ho would liko to travol faster, replied:
'Yes, I rather like it." Mr. Kcnuey
ays he seemed to be In very good
spirits, and was not under the effects of any
opiates. Ho was as rational as could be,
and occasionally chatted with the doctors.
Mr. Kenney added that he was surprised to
see the number of people who turned out,
rticularly in country places, to witness
the passage of the train. Even at promi
nent stations whero there were crowds tho
people raised their hats with reverenco,
and all seemed affected by tho gravity of the
At Lons IJ ranch.
Long. Branch, N. J., September 8.
Tho Presidential train arrived nt Elbcion
at 1:10 p. m., and reached the cottage ten
minutes later. Thcro were about 20,000
persons in the vicinity of the President's
quarters. The regular troops, were on
guard, and no difllculty was experienced in
preserving perfect order. Ho sound was
heard to mar the quiet of the neighborhood.
Mrs. Garfield, upon arrival, passed from
the President's car to tho preceding
coach. She looked calm nnd not at
all worried. No difllculty was experienced
in preventing a too near approach
of the people. No excitement prevailed
only a natural curiosity. Just before reach
ing the cottage, at 1:13 p. in., the train was
brought to a standstill, and the first car,
used by the attending physicians, and bag
gage car, were detached and pushed by
band around a sharp curve, making a semi
circle about the President's cottage. Fol
lowing this proceeding tho car in which
wio Galium, vrtis lying was geuny pusneu
over the same course till it reached
the entrance to tho cottage, at
Which point it was stopped and a largo
awning was thrown around tho portico, so
that the sun could not fall upon the patient,
and he could not be observed by tho anxious
spectators. The removal from tho car lo
the room prepared for tho reception of the
President was accomplished without excit
ing him in any manner whatever, nnd,
while he was apparently a littlo fatigued, he
did not complain, and seemed to be perfect
ly calm and well satisfied.
Dr. Bliss said, in rosponso to Interroga
tories, that tho President stood the Journey
extremely well, his pulso not having been
higher than 110. Colonel Corbin, who no
companied tho attendants upon tho Prcsi
dent to Long Branch, says the President
stood tho Journey remarkably well; that,
upon nearing Long Branch, one of the party
suggested that it would . soon. ba-J.lma
to take a bath, in reply to which
the President said: "We nocd pro;
re8 Just now moro than a bath." At
every town and station along the route, said
Colonel Carbln, a mass of human beings
congregated to witness the passage of the
train. In most instances entire multitudes
standing with uncovered heads, and cxhib-
Itlng feelings of sympathy.
The evening bulletin has had tho usual
effect, causing considerable excitement,
and some persons feel very despond
ent. No apprehension is felt by tho
surgeons, however, as they expected the
Journey would result In a considerable rise
in mtlse and temperature.
Dr. Boynton said to-night: "Tho pulse
remains about the same as at the time the
eveninz dressing was mado. If Cue Pre.4
dent should die beforo to-morrow morning
I should hold to the opinion that his re
moval was the proper thing to do. He was
dying Inch by inch in Washington, nnd I
still hope that hero he will gain sufiicient
strength to recover. I think a favorable
change in the patient probable by morning,
If thero is, we shall, of course, bo more
hopeful, while, on the other hand, we shall
feel anxious If there Is not. The wound and
eland are all right. The trouble is that the
President's system is so much run down
that the question arises: Has he sulhcient
rccupcratko power left to react from the
The evening official bulletin Issued byths
physicians Is as follows:
Skptkmiikii 01:30 n. m. Since the last but
letin was 1-siicd thn President has boen
moved trom Washington to l.onir Branch. Ho
whs more rootless than usual last nlir ,t, bniuif
evidently Homowbiit excited by anticipations
of bis Journey. 1 his inorniiiK at 6:..U his pulse
wns 1IK; temperature, li'J.S; ropitation, Is. Wo
left Washington with tho Piosidont at 6:J0
a. m. ()w:ti( to th5 ndnilrablo arrangements
mado by the Pennsylvania tlullrotidl'omp my,
and tothc Ingeniously arrnnired bed designed
by T. N. Kly, the fatiKUO Incident to transpor
tation was icdneed to a minimum. Never
theless, as was antioipatoJ, sorao sinus of dis
ti i banco produced bv the Journey tanvo been
exbiuitcd since bis arrival by a riso of tem
perature and Increased frequency of pulso.
At present hi' pulse Is l"4i temperature, 1UI.U;
PKCRK.TARY BLAlJiB'8 DISrATCII.
Secretary Blaine sent the following dis
patch to Ministers ilorton (Paris) and Low
ell (London) at 10:30 p. m.:
The President left Wa;hlnirton at half-past
tlx this mornlnif, and reached Lou? llrancb at
twenty miuiit . pnsi one. Me sccmod to bear
tho Journey well, though thn bent was very
oppressive. AltT hit arrival he was for
se eral tours, l est less, shewed siirnsof pre it
fatUoe. and complained that his back hiel a
biuised feel nj. iilspnl-c ro-o to IH4 anil his
temperature to 1JI.0. At'thU luiir, bull-past
ten,: ho Is Hlcophifr aul bi- fever
Is nluilinir. His urircoii regard bis
symptoms al a neceBry result of tbo Jour
ney, and cxpeet a fuvoniblo cbango in this
air, w.thin tbe next two dnvn. Thcfevcr is in
purl alt ri hired to tbe excitement bo felt at
the piospw.t of com I nr. He earnestly desired
to leave tho White House, and bis weary eyes
welcomed inn siitht of the sea. The develop
ments of the next sixty boms are awaited wit
The Recent Train Robbery in Missouri.
Kansas Citv, Mo,, Soptcmbor 7. ' '
Shortly utter nine o'clock to-night thn lit-
coming Chicago & Alton passenger train .
that left Chicago Tuesday ot 12:30 was
topped and robbed by a bund of robbers
threo miles cast of Iudepeiulenco and four
teen cast of Kansas Citv. The train was :
flagged aud then ten or twelve mon entered
the cars and robbod the express-car, baggage-master,
conductor, Pullman conduct
or, and all tho passengers, except in tho
The ladles in the slocplng-car, some fif
teen in number, were relieved of diamond
ear-rings, rings, watches and money. They
got about $1,500 from tho passengers, and it
is thought about the same amount from tho ,
express safo. The express messenger, If.
A. Fox, was terribly beaten over the Lead .
with a revolver, and at last gave up tho
keys of the safe, and the robbers took all tho
contents. When they entered the Pullman ,
car, tivo in number, till were masked, and
while one held an open bag or plllow-caso, -
each person was relieved of his or her vulu- ,
ablcs, which were thrown Indiscriminately
into tho bag. Tho car conductor, J. J.
Frice, lost his watch and chain and $100.
J. M. llazelbs'-'ier, the train conductor,
ran through tho train, alarming all passen
gers, and telling them that the robbers wcro ,
on board, and then ran back and Hugged a
freight train, running very close. Ho then
camo back to the train, and was at oneo '
searched, but had thrown his watch into tho
ladles' closet, and so they got nothing. Ono'
of the robbers poked a revolver into his
face, nnd said : ' ' That is the pistol that killed
West fall, on tbo Itock Island Road, und it -will
kill you If you stir." Tho same man
said ho was Jesse James, and that they
robbed tho Alton train becauso it had
Joined with the Rock Island and
others to enpturo tho outfit. Henlsosald
they would burn tho cars aud bridges if an
organized pursuit was made. Another man
in the gang also said ho was Jcsso James,
and, after lobbing the engineer, Choko "
Foote, gavo him hack two dollars and told
him that, when ho reached Kansas City, to
go and get a drink nnd quit railroading out
in this section or he would bo killed the
next time. The robbers talked all the time,
and all wore whlto masks. Some had hats
on, and somo bad not, but all wore long
dusters. They wcro armed with shotguns,
old-fashioned blunderbusses and pistols, -nnd
had on high-top boots and farmers'
The place where the robbery took place is ,
in a deep cut, near where the Missouri Pa
cific track crosses it, und tho country Is
hilly and well wooded, and Just suitable for
such a robber)'. It Is only a few miles from
Glendale, where the Alton train was robbed
iu 1879 by Jesse James and gang, when they
secured nearly Uj.OOO.
As soon as the robbers had gone through
nil tho passengers, they told Iho engineer to
pull out, aud s aid: "Good night, this Is the .
last ot the James boys' gang." The train '
camo nt onco to Ktnsas City, and posses of
men have already left by special train and
T. F. or Frank Burton, tho brakeman,
mado tho following stateinont of tho rob
bery: " I was standing on the front platform ol
the sleeper when iho train stopped, and I
heard voices and oaths on thn back plat
form. I said, In a moment: We aro going
to bo robbod.' Then one of tho robbers'
cried out: 'We are coming in and going
through you all.' I remember that tho -freight-train
was Jut behind us, and I ,
heard it coming up. I Jumped off nnd ran
with my lantern down the track. They
commeuccd shooting at mo. Tho bullets
whistled all around me, and struck tho "
rails and stone. They must have
fired twenty-five shots. The engineer . ,
said: 'For God's sake, don't shoot
tho boy. Ho is saving tho lives of theso
people' Then ono of them threw up his . ,.
arms mid cried; 'Klou shonlluir l'.-1 rntlndJ-
into tho cut and waved my lantern. Tho
freight-train was stopped only a car-length
off. When I came back ono of the robbers
said: 'Have you lost anything?' Ianswercd;
Fifty cents.'. Ho gavo mo ono dollar and- ,,'
fifty cents for Interest. Then I heard ono
of tho robbers say lo tho engineer:
Choppy Fonto, you aro too good a man
to keep up this business.-' Here's $2 to buy
n drink in tho morning, and to drink
it for Jesse James. I warn you you'll be
killed if you don't leavo this road. We h
are going to tear up and bust tho Alton and .
the Rock Island Uoads, for they've been of- -fcrlng
rewards for ua. We've no grudgo ..
against the Pullmans, nnd we'll switch off ...
their cars and burn all tho rest, I am tho
mail who killed West lake, at Winston. Ho "'
was too smart, and drew a revolver." Bur- ,
ton did not believe it was Jesse James, uor 1
any of his gang. They all actod green at
the business, and bo t bought they were men
lving In tho vicinity. They made no attempt '
to dl'gulso their voices. '. . i
. Frank Lombard, tho news-agent, was in
terviewed by a Tribune reporter and said:
" I was slttln r in the smoking-car talking' ' 1
with the conductor, Jack Hnzelbachcr. Wo ,
were then on the up grade, about four miles
from Independence. All of a sudden 'tho
train came lo a stop. I said to Hazelbiichor:
There Is another frclglit-lraln in our wayr .
1 suppose,' We heard loud voices and pis
tol shots. I looked out and saw lanterns
flashing. Wc knew that train robber were ', .m
on us. Hnzelbachcr ran back Into tho train. ., .
and warned tho passengers. They wcro all
looking out of the windows until the rob
bers called out to them to pull In their. ;,
beads and keep quiet. The rob
bers had stopped tho train by putting..,
an obstruction on the mils and signaling! I '
am euro mere were a aozen oi iccm,
and tome of lha passengers placo the
number at sixteen. Everybody was panic-'
stricken and helpless. Iran out of tbo cat - "
and found the men guarding tho engineer;, ;j
and fireman. They wcto roorly masked,
but all armed with Henry rifles. Thcvwers
swearing loudly nnd shooting at random.. .'
Somo of them parsed Into the mail-car, but
did not touch anything. Express-Messenger
Fox in the meantime hnd barricaded
the express-car. They climbed upon the tar, '
ran around and began to shoot. They broke ,
into the car nnd knocked Fox down by a '"'
violent blow on tbe bead. They then robbed i'H
the safe of everything. I ran back into te
smoking-car and hid most of my money.
The robbers camo in and ordered rnc, with :
an oath, to lie down. I did so, and they -M
shoved a gun up to my head and told me to
fork over. I said my money was under the
cushion. They told me to get it, and I go!
it in a hurry, you bet. It was about fifteen !.!,
dollars. They then told me to sit still, and
they went back to tho other Cr. They
mad j a wholesale robbery of money, watclci '
and Jewelry.'.' ,r. :