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Through oeeoin g Car Bnrths secured. New Orleans Transfer wagons sent for baggaguo ranod
checked through. All necessary information relative to routes, time, distances and connece
t ious cheoerfully given. Office oven irom 7 a. m., to 9. m.
jyO W. II, BAItNETT, Railway Ticket Broker.
Spread of the Disease at Vlckmbnrg-A
Gloomy Outlook--keventy-seven New
Cases and Fifteen Deaths Yesterday.
[Ioecial to the Domoerat.l
TORCnUrlte, Aug. 24.--The fever is still on
the increase. The number of new cases since
my report of last night is eventy-seven,
with fifteen intermnnts for the same time.
The number of cases in the city Is estimated
at between Six and seven hundred, Iranly of
whom have no medical attention., It being im
possiblo for our tired-out phys'ians to see
them. Another of them, 1)r. Barber, was
etrieken down this morning, masking four,
one of whom, it is tihoughlt, will not re
The non-arrival of expr'ciod help in physt
clans and nurses to-day has caused many to
become very despondent. There are ten doc
tors now on duty; one of them has over fifty
eases on hand among his own Ipeople.
The (diease scoms to have taken a change
4 for the worse, and cases whichl appeared to be
doing well, and it was thought, would recover,
have auddenly taken a turn and soton died,
and somen of them were those who had the
very best of nursing.
Our city was almost entlirely enviloped in
tar smnoke last night. Precatltions are still
being talken, bult it hcl stck of disinfectants is
limited; more on the way, but appear to be
coming very slowly. We till dread to allow
ourselves to thlunk of the future of our city.
G. V. It.
Its Ravages at Vlcksniur!'-Money Pour
Ing In front All etcLlorns of the Union
Plhytllant and ~lrrses iWanted.
New YonlK, Aug. 24.--A Vicksburg special
says; The yellow fever increased yesterlday.
There were 1,i deaths for tihe past 24 hoiurs.
Dr. (Green, colored, has 46 caases, all colored,
and 14 new castes Dr. Booth, of the city hos
pltal, is down with the fever, and Dr. Hunt Is
prostrated from fatigue. The rest of the doe
kors are comniletely broken down, and help
from New Orleans, Gtalvestowin and Shreve
port cannot come too soIIn. Incomnpetent
nurses, and many of themn untlelatlt, are in
creasing the death rate. Tihe lioward Asso
clation has not failed in a single instiance to
give relief in somei manner and are heroes
truly. At the meeting yesterday Presidlent
ockwood was authorized to furnish all as
"">'"i" ' to the lstcrJ.J or. y rtqurlred at
the h! u ll f wrii ho leMr'nsing to many-.
Help is pouring in from all tfo Unlon.
Heaven bless the givers and protect them
fronm pestilence like thits. There are 75 now
cases. Total to date too.
What New York Hla n(one anll Wll Do.
New YORK, Aug. 24. -'Telegramni show that
$25,0)00 were raised yesterdlay thugtot theroghout
country for the cities infected with yellow
fever. Various communities and parties
appear to be vying with each other in lending
a helping hand to the people. New York city
subscribed $15,000 to date, and will do much
Fever-Strliken Grenanla-a- HIeart-moving
Picture of the Precent Contlitlion
of the Townr.
NEw YouK, Aug. 24.--A (irenada, Miss.,
special says: A still nlore gloom y state of af
fairs exists here. ,Judge Walton, chairmnan of
the relief committee. was stricken down with
the plague yesterday. In addition to this
calamity, Dr. Veazie, of New Orleans, hias
been prostrated by nervous excitbmient andt
exhaustion. This Is enough to drive away all
hope from the reumaining ones, and it would
do so if it were not for Col. Anderson, of the
Howard Association of Memphis, who is con
stantly cheering the survivors.
The death list yesterday comprises whites
and negroes. There are live newcases among
the negroes at the Chamberlain House, only
one well man remaining, and that is Bill Roel
ding, the telegraph operator. Jake, the Ital
ian steward, who has heretoforo considered
himself plague proof, and .lames, the colored
cook, were prostrated yestrtlay. The dis
ease is called yellow feover, but does not yield
to yellow fever or mnalarial fever treatment.
Not a single victim has so far recovered.
The suffering in Grenada has not been all
physical, nor has physical suffering exceeded
the mental. Imagine a sick son and brother
urging his mother and sisters to leave him to
his fate and liee for their lives; imagine a
wife urging the same thing to her husband;
picture in your mind the homes of culture
and refinement turned into hospitals, with
everything forgotten but one all-pervading,
heart-rending question "iOh, my loved one!
what can I do for you?" and t!hroughout the
whole town nothing to be seen but faces
blanched with fear and forms bowed with an
guish. The city at night presents an entirely
deserted appearance-not a soul is to be seen
on the streets, In the east ward only twenty
one white men and women remain, of whom
eight are prostrated, while thie remainder
only remain to nurse the sick antl dying.
Increase of Fever-Liberal utbscrlptlonrs.
NEw YORK, Aug. 24.--Latest dispatches
.tshow the yellow fever to be increasitg in the
Misissippi valley. It has been declared to
be epidemic at Memphis, lind people have
been advised to leave the city. At Nhew Or
leans there were one hundred and twenty
three new cases and forty deaths. Fifty new
cases and twenty deaths were reported at
Subscriptions continue. The Chamber of
Commerce of this city appointed a special
committee to solicit subseriptions from vari
ous sources. Over $4400 were collected yes
How Mhrs. Ingramn Vould Check the
NAsnvrLLtE, Aug. 24.-Mrs. M. A. Ingram,
who created such a sensation at a meeting of
trhe American Association for the Advance
mnent of Science, held here last year, by read
In an essay on concussion as a means of dis
in ection, through Goev. Porter, has sent a
letter to Mayor Flippin, of MemphIs reconm
mendi4ng the theory be tested in the infected
distrifs by the firing of artillery.
Refusal to stop the nat.--Two Imported
(ales of Fever at Atlanta.
ATLANTr, Aug. 24.-Col. Terrell, superin
tendenit of tile Southern Railroad mail ser
vie,has receitved dispatches asking him to
stop mai mJmJatter, except letters, coming
from infected States. In reply to the chair
man of the State board of health of Misseles
sippi he declines to iesue any orders stopping
any class of mall. He says maill shall run
regularly through his distriot.
Therels no sign of fever in Georgia so far.
Two cases reached this city Thursday, and
are yielding to treatment. Imported cases
have beenm here before, but no case can origin
ate here. The city is full of refugees, and the
summer resorts above here are packed.
The Fever as a Harmonlrer from Mr.
Talnsage's Point of View.
BlnoogatvN, Aug. 24..--"Whilo the Potter In
vestigation," said Mr. Talmage last evening,
"li going on with its assinine stupidity, do
veloplng nothing but the rottenness of A mer
ican poltt11s, God in the mysterious provi
dence of his sickness is Ibrlnging the North
and South back towards old sympathIes seen
in those days when Wmn. Pr'ot.on, of Houth
Carolina, thundered on e side of tile sky,
and Danilel Webster, of Massachuosetts, thull
dereld on the other shio, an111 the vot.es of
lHenry Clay and H. S. Prentin, of thll Weat.,
rung up in one grand revelationl ill heavenl.'
Report of the Phllladelphlla Quanrantie
PIT'nlAluioPFl9TA, Aug. 24.- -Th report l' of the
Iazzaretlt physician to the ho ard of Iwalt-h
to-day states that, folrteenll veoslsn hav Ilbl Iee
allowed to leave ar T qsarllti 'i'll choo!ner
Jenllllie . Mior.e, frolm Ma anzas, has two
il(Ihes inl ('askls onl oard. One is that of tilt
captain, 1E. II. Tlarknes, of Rockland, Me.,
tihe other, George Sherman, of the brig Illram
Oblfa, which was wrecked near Matln7za1s.
lie is Irom IBooth lBay. Mo. lii th died of yel
low fever. Thro of the crw hail t he fever
andi died, and two othellrs r'ecove'reld. None
are sick now. The flilrst rnlat, (Oscar' (Carve'r,
died on JulyI I ; tihe stward, C(Iornlilus llayes,
on .Jul1y 23, Itld 1a sealan. Chllr'es Noltnr, on
July 29.
Tile schooner GeorgIe a1knerI froml Ma
tanzas, via ]Boston, lost Chlarles Nicholonl,.
st'ward. in MatanIzasl , anld ('nlt. (!has. Wil
banks in CharlestAn rl quaranellll ,ll whore shell
pult il. At lrelsellt ino) o1r1 is siclk hllur)lld.
Thei brigCora, which arrived Vestilrday. has
one stlk now, although one of the creow was
sick In Matalnzas.
There is quite a tlOlet iat quaraltine, I1but no
cases of fever. 'i'he, sick inl t he Ihotptal are
now doing well.
Weekly Report from t1le Rnrlleon Gen
eral's Oic.
Oficoe Surgeon (eneral, U. H. M. II. H.,
Washing ton, August 24, 1878. T'he following
is an abstract of salnitalry reportsIii re'ivold
during the p)ast week under the natlonal
quarantine act:
N.ow Orleans.--l)urling the week ended y8
terdlay at noon there were 771 caoses of yoIlow
fever and 295 deaths, making in all 1673 casesl
and 534 deaths. During tilhe twenty-four hours
to noon yesterday there were 123: n1Jw cases(
and 40 deaths.
Vick.u1rlrl.--At least 4(0)0 ases of yellow fove'r
froml tile datille ofm i mo1nlnt I'linlnt. A liglt 12, 1)
ye.terday evening and lis dleaths. ''here were
21) deaths during tiei last twenty-four hours.
Dr). Boolth, in charge of tie mal'lrine hospital
service at that point. telegraphs : "1 am sic:k;
impossible to procure lac.l'urat.e data."
Mliemphi.- There were' 1441 cases of yellow
fever and 53 deaths during the six days
to Friday evening.
('titonl, .1IiN.---The first ease8 of yellow fe
velr occurred here on August 1. ToI y''este'r
day evnling tlhere were IS cases anlld deat hs.
Port C ihb.on, Me.il.l. The ilrst case; of yellow
fever originating here oellcl'lrrc Augtilst
3, resulting ill death August H. i'he
diseoasel bgan tIo spread August 14.
There were 118 (,,ses a1nud 91 (deaths ta1 yester
day morning.
(incillati.- -UIp to yestrdlay evening no
more cases of yellow fl've had (ldeveoped
sincelt the two mentiontl in tIl last report.
lThe engineer of the stoeamer Goldeln Rul was,
admitted to hospital on tlhe twelnty-secolnd in
stant with yellow fevr, and aI lI one other
casc of probable ynllow fever.
Morflpn Citl.--One case of yellow fever and
one death; all imported.
St. Louti.s.-Four refugels died of yellow
fever dulring the past week.
Lo)i.sville. --Four river boatmen sulffering
from yellow fever are under treatment in the
impoverished hospital grounds. They were
admitted from the stetamers John Porter, Hun
Ilower RBlle and Golden Crown, on the seven
tecnth and eightcenth Instant.
Mobile.---The case reportod as yellow fever
August 16; is now officially announceed as an
uIlloubted mistake. Dispatches to the twen
ty-8second iistant report good health.
KI'y West.--No yellow fever in Key West
during the past three weeks to yesterday
Grenada, iss,.--So many of the remaining
population have been strickeln down with the
fever that definite information of the number
of cases and deaths could not be obtained.
Ilhrana.--Ninety deaths from yellow fever
and sixteen from slmall-pox, for the week end
ing August 17.
Mlatanzas.--There is a decrease in the num
ber of cases of yellow fever. Five A merican
vessels were in port August 16, and all of
themn have either had or were having cases of
fever on board.
Bombay.--Thirty-two deaths from cholera
and fifteen from small-pox for the week end
ing July 2.
CLlcutta.-Nineteen deaths from cholera and
thirty-six from small-pox for the week end
ing June 22.
The Number of Unemployed In Massa
chusetts and the Country.
NEW YoiaK, Aug. 24.-The Graphic says:
Mr. Moody has been criticized for asserting
before the Hewitt committee that over 100,000
persons are unemployed in Massachusetts,
and that more than 3,000 000 are out of work
in the United States. Moody's figures were
in sharp contrast with those of Mr. Wright's,
the able chief of the Massachusetts labor bu
reau. Wright lately reported only 28,000 per
sons of both sexes unemployed in Massachu
setts. In the corredted statement, which
Moody has filed with the Hewitt committee,
he shows more than three times that number
were employed in 1875. As a piece of deduc
tive statistics Moody's work seemed irre
fragable, and yet it might be a fact that fewer
persons are unemployed now than there were
m 1875.
The Financial Review.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.-The events of the
week in financial circles were important in
some respects, although the volume of busi
ness on the Stock Eschange was smaller than
of late. The money market was easy and
the ruling rates on call loans were 1, to 2%
cent. Foreign exchanges were weak and
lower, and rates were reduced from 485 and
489% to 484%@488. Gold speculation was
quiet and a shade weaker, prices declining
from 00)/ to 100i2. Government bonds were
firm early in the week, but deelined a fraction I
towards the close. Railwayand miscellaneous
speculation was generally strong and higher
early in the week, the advance in prices hav
ing ranged from % to 3,1 cent. Subsequent
ly the improvement was partially lost,
Testimony of J. R. Aleee Gauthreaux.
New YnK., Aug. 24.--The session of the
Potter committee continued this morning and
attracted a large audience. All the members
were present, except Gen. Butler.
The first witness was J. R. Alcoe Gauth
reaux, of New Orleans. Hie had charge of a
registration bureau In 1874, the organization
extending throughout the State of Louisiana.
but was prinolpally confined to Now Orleans,
and its object was to prevent, if possible, the
great number of frauds that had been perpe
trated in that city. The Rfepuhbllan reglstra
tion was in the hands of notoriously bad men.
Witness' bureau ascertained that the number
of fraudulent registration in Now Orleans
amounted to 1 o000, and they mado aflldavits
against 1400. Witness had a conversation with
J udge i Dibble, who remarked that no matter
if the De)omoocrats had 20,000 majority they
would be countedl out by the Returning
Board. Thotusands of lawful ' oters were
struck from the registration list by the board.
Major IBurke and witness protested, but were
laugihed at.
The witness then gave a long list of
names of persons who had been manipula
tors in the Iate election who now hold
office undter the Federal government. Wit
ness admitted that he belonged to the organi
zation known as the White Lsague.
In regard to reports of the murder of ne
groes he was unable to give any number of
laen so tmutrdered.
It. B. Edgeworth said he was captain of po
lite in New Orleans, and had been supervisor
of election. Witness was handed several Re
ublincan letters of instruction, whtich he read
to chairman Potter. They suggested the
ado(ption of various irregldar muothoits to
make the Republiotn vote satisfactory.
.I. B. Jelly, of Louisiana, saw the colored
woman, Eliza I'inkltston, taken from her homle
to the Republican tnvestigating commllittee.
Shln vas able to walk annd come down the
stps unaldedl. Witness heard It repeated
that returns were taken to the house of JI.
Madlisonl Wells befo(re they were taken to the
Rleturning Ioard..
The caminitte,, atijournlled. subjectl to cldl of
I he chairnuan.
An Impnling National remonstration in
INitIANAOLI.-S. Aug. 24.--1)r. de IR Matyr, a
disttig uisheId Methodisl, minit istor and etidii
ilate fort' I 1ltong rloss from this diistrict oni the
Nationnli ticket, made a speech to-night at
the Grand Ope'raI Housei to alt immenst audsii
ollnc. Theo house was cr(owdl friom pit 1to
idoiit, and Ihundreds. inciluding ladies and
gent llmon, turned awnI . The demonstration
wal it, 111),st lis; toi overybody, It was not, gotn
orally beli eved that tihe Nati. als cou ld( get
up suIclh a d,4monstra.tion. F'r'qOuent. showers
of rain during the eol venling seemed itnot to ido
ter p'opl.e frolt trtlinitg iout.
ie(prney at (inlllnnatl.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 24. DMnnis Koarney ad
dressed 3140 people hor. last night. Ile re
oeated his spicth, b ttsinfg ofilchiilders,
Ionrhoilirs, Rnewspapers. (cut'.inrig theI ('hi
nose, and advisingt wolrkinlgmten to Ipool theirhl
issIes. I)entis speaks by invitation in Cov
ington, Ky.. to-night.
Mr. TIIden and the Democrats.
NEw Yo')il, Aug. 21.- A morning paper,
conoloentt ing on thle 'ottler committtee andl
Mr'. 'T'1lde,. says a vents of the prest(nlt week
furnish a quiet but couehlsivi' demonstrationi
of the slightl, hold of Mr. Tilden rupon the
affoction and enthutsiasnt of I emnocratls.
TIeo Clhinse Will Geove In on the lilfteentla
WARITINoCI'rN, AIug. .i. 'rit Chinose em
bassy, which ihas takolonett of thte most cii
ganlt llhousis In thi ' We'st Eind, cOl.llrn T'rwe(n
lilth and A strt'tS, haves given notte that ,
lthey wi ll o'cupy ilt on tihe lilftetlh of S(pteltn
bIr next.
Ilenllh of the sotih Atlantic ilquadron.
WASmrrl'TON, Augll. 241.- -1)ispatches have
beien received frot' taltr Admiral E. L.Nicihols,
commandll ing the Sloutll Atlantic Station,
dateld iti board the Ilartfiord at. l1o tie Janeiro
July 25. With tiht exeiptlion of cases of
hillous remitting f'ver, thle health of tthe leg
ship, Elsox atnd G(utarl is fair. T'i headiralr
himself had hlb'n sick, buit Ilad recovertled.
The f'ourtlh of .Illy wais aproprlitely celo
brateid. Tlhere is no, pidemic d.isease in the
Sclulrllon anld no inldl..tions of anty.
Army Ratlons for the Grenada Sufferers.
WAsIIINmtI'rN, Autg. 21.--'rThe Commissary
(mtrial, by dir'ction of hec'roatry McCrarL.'y,
,o-day otrderedl that 5001) ratioitns
oe sent to .rt'lnttada for the. yellow fvter
sufferers. He had previhously ordered 4(0,000
rations to be 1ssu1ed to Memphis.
T'he Secretary carnnot fed all the people in
the intfechtd diistricts. He will, however, ex
tend its much aid as possible, and, by a judi
ciouls loanaugeouent in the distribution of sup
plies, will (do a good deal for the relief of the
National Finances-Treasury Report for
the Week.
WASIITNOTON, Ang. 24.-The Treasury now
holds $348 921,450 in United States bonds to
secure national bank circulation, and $13,860,
400 in United States bonds to secure public
deposits. Bonds deposited to secure circula
lation for the week ending to-day, amount to
$1,207,500; amount withdrawn, $1,041,500. Na
tional bank circulation outstanding: currency
notes, $321,892,252; gold notes, $1,4:12,120; in
ternal revenue, $40,929,724; customs, $54,641,
152; national hank notes received for redemp
tion for the week ending to-day, as compared
with corresponding period last year: New
York--1877. $752,000; 1878, $886,000. Boston
1877, $1,939,000; 1878, $1,308,000. Philadel
phiia-1877, $287,000; 1878, $190,000. Miscella
neous-1877, $1,006,000; 1878, $987,000. Total-
1877, $3,984,000; 1878, $3,341,000. Receipts to
day, $597,000.
A Fight With Moonshiners-The Revenue
officials Worsted.
WASRINOTON, Aug. 24.--Collector Wood
cock telegraphs from Nashville, Tenn., this
morning to Commissioner Raum as follows:
"My special deputies were attacked yester
day afternoon in Overton county by Campbell
Morgan and his hand, and three of the depu
ties were wounded."
The Comm issioner has authorized Collector
Woodcock to adopt the most vigorous meas
ures in order to enforce the law and secure
the arrest of all guilty parties. A posse suf
ficiently strong to enforce this purpose will be
hired by the Collector if deemed necessary.
Sinc.the adjournment of Congress a cer
tain member of Congress from Tennessee has
been writing to the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, vigorously protesting against what
he terms outrages committed by revenue offli
cials in Tennessee against the sacred rights
of citizens. Among recent arrests made in
this member's district was the member's own
son, charged with carrying on illicit distilla
Views of a Number of Witnesses as to
the Causes of the Present Busi
ness Depression.
NEW YRnK, Aug. 24.-The Congressional
Labor Committee met again to-day, and con
tinued their inquiries ito the causes of the
present depression in business.
John J. Henchman, of Brooklyn, a retired
merchant, thought that in a g eat commu
nity like this, if labor was lioperly dis
tributed, there should never be any occasion
where man could want work. There would
be in the United States, if properly distributed,
plenty of work for all. There was no natural
reason why in the United States labor should
beso depressed. He would be opposed to the
government having anything to do with the
present condition of things, or applying any
legislation to them. He did not favor colon
ization of government lands with unemployed
laborers. One objection to the government
taking hold of this matter was, it would cause
envy among laboring classes, In discriminating
who should go and who should not go. Every
one thought he was as good as his neighbor.
Turning to statistics, witness said in 1870
improved lands had fallen short about 10,000,
000 acres, which would have accommodated a
population of 312,000 laboring men ; and if each
laboring man had a family of three persons
this uni-mproved land would have accommo
dated 1,000,000 Inhabitants. Witness thought
during the past flfteen years there had been a
foreign market for all our overproduction,
Francis B.Thurber the merchant, said that
general depression in business and distress
among the poorer classes prevailed for several
years, and It is not conlined to this country
alone, but exists all over the world. I do not
think those are the wisest counselors wrho
would attribute all our ills to the introduction
of labor-supplanting machinery, or abuses in
corporate organizations, or to currency, or
tariff, or intemperance and many other ele
ments which have been brought to the at
tention of your committee. and have great
er or less hearing In a general way. I be
lieve, however, that the primary causes
of the Ills which both laboring and other
classes are complalning of, are the devel
opments of steam and electricity, which,
in connection with labor-saving machinery,
have, within a comparatively few years, rev
olutionized productlon and commerce, altered
our manners and customs of life and now
absorb the attention of thie statersmen of the
day in the adjustment of organic laws to meet
the changed condition of the age in which we
An overstocked market means a commer
clal crisis, with all its attendant phenomena
of deocllng prices, idll mnanufasctorles and dis
tress among opleratives. The only remedy
for this is to wait until consumption catches
up with production again. This, in the l)res
eut instiance, I ,elieve, is nearly accomplished,
intd that we are about. entelrinlg on a new era
of prosperity. I believe the legislation of the
last quarter oef a century has been more large
ly in the Interest of capitalists and corpora
ti ns than t iit has in the Interest of the people,
anlld the ioorer and nmiddle classes are sus
tlainlng mnore than their shlare of tile taxation
n('cesf'y to the sup)port of theil governmlent.
Wilnese said the im)lportance of the currenlcy
qluestion . i ned overratef.( I. He belleved in
liitting thil present tariff stand, and regarding
the evils of itll)emlperanIe, favors' the suIsti
tutioln of It lighti!t' class of stimu lants for ileav
ier (onlir. !He tllhought there should be a limIl
tation for lnachinery.
In regard the railrhoa d interest. She.uber
advocliated tihe formation of i, national board
olf revision for railroadsi , who shoull have
nIlxi llary boardl in all thet States to look after
grl'ievYanIe. Tihe pullb Llllt slers from railroad
aulthl)rlties. lln said that railroads are all
opposd to this' sullpervision of thleir affairs,
inlld that If therlo was niot somiel et)iing wrong,
or sonic a)Il.buses existing, railroads would not
ihe opposed to tlie su)lperviloin.
(in. .1. It. ilnyol, of Newark, N. J., who
chtllilred to )e II nlechliluil, saitl his opinion
was thalt tlhe clauslells of til)he presentl troublell
werr wanlt of conllidence alnd the faulty molde
of collectlllg revenllues. le favored ia plroteOc
tivI tltri'f, govo'rnment aid for the c(olonlzIil
tion of tilrh Wlest, ani g(overnmlent transacting
businessh for savilgS tbanks.
A diolurnrIi till Mondlay.
An IntereMilniw question Raleed Between
Gden. Terry anld Indian Conm
ml.dloner Hoyt.
WArTTTNo'roN Aug. ai 24. -rv since tf(tl ap
lointiment, of Vr. loyt to be comnlissioner of
Indlan atffirs thrre has been trouble brewing
b,,tweei the War O)fflfci and the' nilian O(l0.110.
List fall, when (;on. Terry was in Washing
toin, ihe nlet, th 'residnt sid and tLhe Indlan
(Co.mlnnlissionerlI ill conference.n' on |the subject of
the nlinagierrlnint of thle Indiansl . It was at
that, timeth M roysaed that 1 loyL stated that, the pres
Oncei "t Unit'i d States soldliers at tile various
Ind(iain algenciei had a very iidemoralizing
effect, atni, they oughlt to ise removed. In sup
Sport of this stateienthe sal the soldiers de
,atuchied the Indian womlen arnd p|)opled the
agnicies with half brieec( , land that lihe had
evidence to prove it.
(hon. Terry tooik issne with him on this
point, and diclLaried lthat his experience( proved
that the civli lans emr ploy:d about tithe agiencies
woren reslponsible for Lthis crine, and not Lithe
soldiers. lie said, however, tihat he would
thoroughly investigate the mattter, and as
soon asi he rietuirned to the frontier he wrote
to tihe Sec:retary of War requiasting him to
ask Commissioner Hloyt for the evidence in
his possession. This lettier was sent S Mr.
Iloyt, but no reply of any kind was rece'ived.
Gen. 'l',Terry waited several months, and in
Feibruary last wrote another letter calling for
tihe evidence, which was also sent to Mr.
HJoyt, ilbut he nmaintained the same silence
as in regard to the lirst letter. During
hile, month of May (i.en. Teirry wrote a third
letter dlemnanding evidence, and accompany
ing it with the report of an investigation
which had been colndlucted by his orders. The
repiort was made by Gen. Carlin, the corn
manding offlicer at Standing Rock Agency.
It contained the evidence of the agient, his
employees and the Catholic priest, the mis
sion school teacher of the agency, and thetL re
suit showed that out of the forty-four half
breed children under eight years of age, only
one belonged to a soldier. This report was
sent to Gen. Sheridan, who indorsed it with
the opinion that it was correct, and then for
warded it to Gen. Sherman, who has placed
the following indorsement on it:
"I confess I have no patience to deal with
this Individual question. The experience of
such men as Gens. Carlin, Terry and Sheri
dan, who have for thirty years lived in con
tact with the Indians, is pooh-poohed by a
mere novice, a mere theorist, who never saw
a real Indian, the present commissioner, and
therefore it seems idle to submit this absurd
letter to Congress. I beg the honorable Sec
retary of War to read these papers (the re
port of Gen. Carlin), then explain it to the
Presldent. If necessary let him combat their
signatures and contents. If the President is
not convinced that Mr. Hoyt knows little of
what he spoke in Gen. Terry's presence, let
us take all troops away from Indian agencies
and put them to protect the white settlers
against the depredations of their (the Indans')
young and enterprising braves. Soldiers are
of course, men, and are denied wives and
concubines. They have passions which are
common to the sex, but military discipline
does something to curb this passion, whereas
the agents and their employees are sustained
by no consideration, moral or physical. Be
sides, Mr. Hoyt ought not to balance his the
oretical opinion against the matured judg
ment of such a man as Gen. Terry, the soul
of truth and honor. SHERMAN."
Referring to this matter the Washington
Post says: "Within the past few days the
Secretary of the Interior, acting evidently
upon Mr. Hayes' request, has issued a secret
circular to all Indian agents, directing them
to hunt up and forward evidence against the
United States soldiers stationed at the differ
ent agencies. This circular proves conclu
sively that Hoyt did not have any evidence
at the time he made the charge, and now he
is pressing the agents to collect such matter
for him in order that he may escape from the
predicament in which he has placed himself."
Fatally Wounded with a Flatlron.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24.-Last night Robt.
Dibsdall, residing at 4212 Powelton Avenue,
had an altercation with his wife during which
he struck her on the head with a flatiron,
fracturing her skull. She was taken to the
Presbyterian hospital where her injuries were
pronounced fatal. Dibsdall came to the sta
tion-house and delivered himself into custody.
A New Ritletan Eastern Loan.
LONDON, Aug. 24,--It Is announced that a
new Russian second Eastern 5 per cent loan of
300,000,000 roubles will be Issued the last of the
present month. The Issue price is flixed at
Imposslbility of Placing the New Run
Hlafn Loan.
LONDON, Aug. 24.-It is thought to he
doubtful whether the new Russian loan can
be placed, the amount being so large (about
$214.000,000). The four largest loans that
Russia has taken yet are those of 18H62, 1872,
1873 and 1875 of $1,000,000 each, all of 5 per
cent save the last, which was 5%, and Issueds
at 94, 89%, 90 and 87%. The loan now pro
posed, at the Issue prIce of 93, would produce
almost 5%' per cent interest. The funded
debt of tu.isia at this moment is believed to
be about $1,5(t0,00,000, and her floating debt.
including irredeomable paper currency, 8s
$1,00(0,0(0x,000 more.
Dlsagreenment Between Austria and
LONDON, Aug. 24.--It is announced that a
difference has arisen between the 'Porto and
Austria of a nature to retard the conclusion
of a convention.
Evacuation of Varna by the Turks.
CoNsTANTrNocaE Aug. 24. ---The Turkish
troopx) have evacuaLted Varna.
lostilities Delayed for Three Days.
RAOUNA, Aug. 24.--It is stated that the
Turkish commander of Ptodgoritza has re
quested the Prince of Montenegro to wait
three days before begining hostilities in order
to enable him to obtain instructions from
Constantinople. The Prince has granted the
The Maggie and Juanita-The Former
Takes time Lead land Maintaini It to
thie Finishl.
[14eelal to the Dernocrat.l
MIssi.TrI'iPI (CITY, Aug. 24. -A match race
between the Maggie and Juanita, for a stake
of $1000, sailed according to the rules of the
Southern Yacht Club caune off to-day at Mis
sissippi City. The bioats started at 2:10 p. mi.
IThe wind was south-southeast, and a good
seven knot breeze. The Maggio went to wind
ward at the send-off, took the lead and was
never headed.
First round--First stake to windward, Mag
rie 2:48, Juanita 2:49; second stake. with a
fair wind, Maggie 3:10(, .Juanita 8i:113; home
stake, Maggie 3:2~U20, Juanita 3:284.
Second round- -First stake, Maggie 4:08.'j,
Juanita 4 :14/ second stake, Maggie 4:20;:55,
lJuanita 4:31.k: home stake, Maggie 4:431:40,
Juanita 4:53,
The Maggie beat, the .I uanita seven mrinut~.
and twenty seconds. Tl'ime of race, 2:35:40.
J. O. NIXoN, Ji.
Regatta at Hamilton, out.
IhAMIrT'rN, Out., Aug. 24.-- In tihe Leander
regatta to-day the Toronts catre in first,
Argonauts second, Hamilton Juniors third.
The Leanders claimed a foul, which was
allowed by the referee. The neanders caine
olut again to row the race over, but Toronto
refused to row again. There is great dissat
Infrtlorrn "xpressoed gencranly.
Neither the .jllrtior four-oared nor the single
scull race came off.
Races at Saratoga Yesterday.
HAtA'rooA, Aug. 24.--The first race to-dacy,
for a purse of $300(, for all ages, 4distance
three-quarters of at mile, Was won by ,Lady
.Darcy, Allevour second. 'Time, I :if;,.
Thle serond race, purse $50(1, It handicap for
three year olds, lentrance free, for mile andi
three-quarmters, was won by Daniseheff, with
Pilot secontl. Time, -:08%.
The third event was for a purse of $350 for
all ages, of which $50 went to second horse,
mile and a lluarter, for whtich there were only
two entries, P'arole andi Hattie F., the former
wining in 2:14.
Th1fourth mirae, piurse $3..0, winners to be
sold at auction. for all ages, one niile, was won
by bnnie II., with Higgins second. Time,
I :45 ..
'Th fifth and last event, purse $400, handi
cap steeple chli.,se for all ages, of which $10x)
went to secoind llhorse, over full course, about
two miles and three-quarters, was won by
Dead I-lead, with Walter second. Time, 4:33%.
Rifle shooting and Cricket at New York.
NEW YOIK, Aug. 2-4.--W. 11. Jackson, of
Bloston, scored 200 points out of a possible 235
to-day for the apparently never to bt won
Sharp prize of $250 in gold. He scored 73 out
of 75 at 900 yards, 70 at 1000, but only 60 at
800. In order to win the competitor must
lead at all distances. There were eleven com
petitors for the Turf, bPild and Farm prize,
which was won for the second time by F. H.
Hlolton, of Brooklyn. The programme for
the sixth annual prize mieeting in September.
1878, comprises twenty-seven matches. The
intnr-State military match, which has now
been won by New York, Connecticut and Cali
fornia, - will be an interesting feature.
At a meeting in a cricket match to-day the
Phhildelphir s club was signally ilefeated by
the Jtaten Islanders.
Bogardus and Carver-No Prospects for
a Match.
NEW YORnK, Aug. 24.-Dr. Carver has gone
to Philadelphia and Capt. Bogardus goes
West either to-day or to-morrow. They are
not likely to shoot against each other. Capt
Bogardus' cups are still in the keeping of the
Custom-House, and are appraised for a duty
of eighty dollars. The Captidn made an ap
peal to the Secretary of the Treasury, but
custom-house officials say he will have to
make affidavits that they are for his personal
use before they can be released.
Base Ball.
PITTSBURn, Aug. 24.-Providence 11, Indian
apolis 1.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 24.--Forest Cities 5, Uti
cas 6.
HIo&YOKE, Mass., Aug. 24.-Holyokes 4,
Springlields 2.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 24.-New Bed
fords 13, Worcesters 6.
SYRACUSE, Aug. 24.-Stars 9, Rochesters 1.
Game called at the end of the seventh inning
on account of darkness.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 24.-Cincinnatis 7, Chi
cagos 5,
MI.LWAUKEE, Aug. 24.-Milwaukees 3, Bos
tons 7.
Beecher Disgusts the lteilglous People of
San Francisco.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.--A San Francisco
special says Mr. Beecher spoke Thursday
night in Metropolitan Temple to a crowded
audience. The solid religious people are
offended at him as a minister of Christ for
entering into the show business. His agent,
Bond, came here first with Ann Eliza Young,
Brigham's wife No. 19, and then with a dog
A Newark Villain,
NEWARK, N. J., Aug. 24.-John Vanderlist,
a German, -sixty-two years of age, has been
arrested. He formerly kept a liquor saloon
on Mulberry street, and afterwards hired
apartments at the corner of Ciiuton treet. It
is alleged that In each of these places Van
derlit had enticed between eighteen and
twenty little girls and there committed out
rageou aus asautl upon them. ills vlctims are
allbotween the ages of twelve and fifteen,
He Is unmarried and has resided ti Newark a
number of years.
Mlexi.o Doeo Not Delire War.
New Yont, Aug. 24.--A correspondenc.
from Mexico shows that that the government
dloes not indorse the absurd ideas of some of
its citIens,. who are clamoring for war with the
United State and doing all they cma to bring
it about.
Funeral of William Niblo.
Nrew Yoa., Aug. 24. --The funorl of Wil
liam Nlhlo, founder of Nibtio's Garden, who
died at his residence Wlwenesday, took place
to-daryfrom Calvary Church. 'the remains
wore· taken to Greenwood Ceernetery, where
they were deposited in the family vault, one
of the tinest in the cometery.
Penator Patterson rhiadowed by Detee
Nw Yonra, Aug. 24.-A special dispatek
from Washington saysv: It is now reported
with apparent authority that a second requi
sition has been issued for Senator Patterson
that is in the hands of onllerrs; that the requl
sition is directed t to the Governor of Pennsyl
vania, and that detaltives are now shadowting
Will Not Have the Trade nDllar,
MonuHIrTowNr, Pa., Aug. 24.-Thhe banks here
have unexpecteally refusril t ttake t ari. dol
lairs on any terms. Business men are struck
with eonsternation, and the county treasurer
is left with a large arnount on hand. The
North Pennsylvanla Iltlroad (ompany o,
the twentleth refused them, but rescinded the
order yesterday.
New York Elevired Itairetld,
New Yoir, Aug. 24.--The New York elevated
railroad will bo (pen for travel from Whitehall
street to the (!-rand ( entral )eIn(,t on 1Forty
second street th rough the Bowery and Third
Avenue, on Monday the thetwenti-slxih instant.
Trains leave South lerry station and Forty
second street every five minute' ftrom r5:n1
a. In. to fi p. in.
Railroad Ratee for lrreaerd Meatl.
SAIAToI(A, Aug. 24.-- At a ('onference of
railroadI managers tAr-day it was agreetl that
the net rates for dressed( meIats sh(ould be fifty
,or cent above the not rates forr live ,trock.,
Mr. Hmegeanmt, of the (Grand Trurk Road, an
nouncrd that all differernes abt ,ui live Mt;oc;k
taken to Btston had thrn adijustl:d satisfac
torily with the New Yor k (.enrtrArl lntr and
there would hbe no Imoreim hostil i crmrrip, tition
regarding that business. lie hoped rate.; on
live stock would he maintaI.i'id, arnd pledged
tihe Grand Trunk to strad by them.
:Comlpilment , th ei- lhIted Mtates.
NEw Yore(, Aug. 21.- Advices from Paris
state thaat at the banqluet given at, the Italian
restaurant in the exhilition grlounds ti merner
I)ers of the jury in 'lass 47, by the Italian
commissionors, many iompllhmne s wero paid
to the United Stanres and represer!tativea
here. Toasts were responded to by Prof.
lJenkins, of Kentucky, who~se rrnmarke were
rr.',ivedi with great ruthusniralsm. Prof. ,Jein
kins in the American juror on products of
mnetlcine ian.t chemrnistry.
Failure of a ILeading New York Bank.El0
New Yo.x, Aug.24. --Thie failure of the firm
of I)avidson, Jones & Co., 69 Wall street, and
a leading banking house of tlhe city, was an
nouiirned on the Stock Exchange this morn
Ing. The firm has been carrying a heavy
load of St. Paul Railroad sltock, and their sus
pension is caused by a shrinkage of those se
.rlritie,. At the sam'rn tirmae the failure was
aItinounc)Iiie. niews ene e rf trC deftinase o(f .1,104
in the earnings of the St. Paul Railway for
the third week in Augiust, and stocks of this
cmlnpany from both c-use's declined 1%, per
The Rallroad conference-- live Mtoek
HARr'ToiA, Aug. 24.--1,ive stock arbitrators -
last, night rendered a decr:isionr awarrding 20
per cent of all blusiinss (srnirig out of Elast
St. Luis, including Chicago. and seaboard
biiriness, to the Chicago and Altorn, 234/ to
the Irldianapollis and St. Lruis, 23% to Van
dalia, 22 to Wabash and I1 to the Oihio and
Mississippi road. The Wabash company
asked for 25 per cent, and all companies
claimed more than they riceived. The dis
pute caused much ill feeling for srnme time.
These percentages are bindrig for six months,
anrl representatives nof comp rnties say they
will probably be allowed to crotinue for some
time after.
shoernakers' Strike at ,hIcaito Compro
I(rrArnl o, Aug. 24 --The shoemakers' strike
came to an rnd to-day. A (·omlnIittto from
the mianagers anrd one from the sho(trakers
met and effected a compronistt. Eu:sh com
mittee prepared a list., anL whren t.hy met
they split differences, wlt h arran gement
was satisfactory to all inler.ests, at prices of
last year, for which the strike crommenced.
Manufa(cturers report tusistS- so pressIng
that they will have to employ a larger force
than before.
The Socialists held a meeting to-night on
Market Street Square, denouncing the intro
duction of Chinese sho-make-rs in Chicago.
A bout 5000 persons attelnded. Speeches were
made by Mr. Morgan, secretary, and others.
The Crispins' compromise with I h:e rInufac
turers, by which they go back to work on
Monday, spoiled the "ffiect of the speeches,
and about 9:0 o'clock p. m. the raint broke up
the meeting.
Puddlera' Strike at Phiiarlelphia.
PIrILArLAPi'HIA, Aug. 24.-Th'e .puddlers
working in the roiling mill of the Philadel
phia Iron and Steel Ctompany, Keusiingtmn,
about 15l in number, have ceaus.a work, not
being willing to accept a propoatd reduction
to go into effect Sept.tember 14. In Norris
town the puddlers are paid $3 per ton, In
Phoenixville the sarn, arl In I- a ling $2 75,
while the Philadelphia puddlers get $4 25,
their proposed reduction being to, $3 60. T'he
mill owners say that at present prices they
are unable to cmomete with o her c(itis, and
hence gave the men due notice, so that they
might report to-day whether rthey would ac
cept the reduction. The men refuse to resume
unless a six months' agreemsent i i madle with
the proprietors. The mill ownrs state that
if the regular mill huinds struck the shops
would have to be closed; other wvisms they can
get along just as well for some tmne. They
have plenty of puddler ir, n on hand. The
other mill owners are equally complac nt.
PoRT EADS, Aug. 24, 6 p. rn.-Wind east
northeast, fresh. Weather cloude.
Arrived: American steam-hip i. B. Souder,
at 11 last night, Foote master, 3 days from
Havana, with general carro to I. K. Roberts,
American schooner J. G. \ hipple, Arnet
master, 7/ days from Bonaccai, with fruit to
J. Torre.
American schooner Lulu Ammrerman, Pier.
son master, 9 days from Sagua la Grande,.
with sugar to master.
No departures.
SOUTHWEST Pass, Aug. 24, 6 p. mr-Barom
eter 29.60. Wind east, fress. Wather clear
and warm.
Arrived: British bark Leamin.:ton, Orkney
master, 46 days from Liver,ool, in ballast; is
at anchor outside for orders.
No departures.
---- ,W"L,`"
Organ-grinders make front .I4 to $16 a day
at Grenada, Miss. Book agent, re in great
demand at New Ormeans, A hundred able
bodied lightning-rod - ire needed at onoe
in Memphis.-[New . o? oarlid.

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