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THE MEMPHIS DAILY - FEIDAY, JULY 12, 1878.
M KMPHIS APPEAL, BT Trr r Kibw riptlon. Iallj Wrrhly DAILY 4 ( tie copy, one yer. by mall M OO me copy, t month, by mall 4 OO Ooe 30py, ooe month, by mall 75 one copy, one wee. In dtv IS mail One copy, one yer OO One aopy, tlx monlha 1 Kales of Ad vrrtlalng. Flmt Insertion, per g.uare Ol OO ti .txeijueiii Inaerllons. per square SO ) g it linen solid nonpareil make one tguare, and twelve lines make one inch. L eai Notices are twenty cents per line first Inser tion, fifteen cents per line per week. W ints. etc, are tea cents per Mne first Insertion, aop ne cents per line each subsequent Insertion. l-ih and Marriage notices, nine ml notices and Kiltuarles. are charged at r gular rates. We .111 not accept any ri?ertl lenient to follow read line matter. To untrlbntorw ssd (orrrnpowdra t. We solicit letters and communications upon subjects r -eneral Interest, but such must always be ac- tn;nled by a resiionslble name. Wf win not return rejected communications. In ordering papers chanced from one postofDce to an ther. the names of both postoffioes should be irfen. O ir mall-books are kept by posloffioos. and not by In llrldual names. .l l men copies sent free ef charge. Ail Inters, communications, or anything else for the A i v ka i., should be Hdarensed i.Al.UWAY A KEATING, M. 0, (iallawai, i 2M2 Second street, J. M Kkatisu. ' Memphis, TSjSjSj 1 EN PUIS APPEAL J K 1 DAY, JIM 12, 1878. 1)1. MIX KITH JUDICIAL TICKET. For the HUitt at Ltirqr. JAM. 11 HI tlHKll h.of Hamilton. PKTKK TI KSKV, of 1'rnnUllu r far Afjtrri ZHvision. HOREBT M FARLWII, of Hsublen For the Middle IHrvton. WILLUH I COOPKB. ot lavidor Fr the WaUern Divitum. THOHAM J. FREKMAI, of .lbon. DEMOCRATIC OtDltl TICKET. Shrrif, CL I.. A.MIKRPIOX. FmomU r Judge, S. N. It. KAY. County Truster, J. J K W 1IM.S. ' Court Judge, lKOKUK W. WIKCHEHTKK. Circuit Court Judge, KOBKRT HITrlll.MO. rrtnu'ndl Ooutt Judge, I.. B. HOKKII. A Attornty-Oeneral cntninM Vourt, V. W. I.OII i ' ' -y , rat BarfUtt Circuit Court, VF.ORHR .. DMT. Clerk Shritry County Circuit Court, Kl WORNHAH. Clerk Ikirtlett Circuit Court, l-RLIX M. JO l H i'mmty Register, J. A. NTHRHL. f'ri i iml Court (Hcrk, n. C. PKKKIXM. ' ' Court Clerk, KOBKRT J. BLACK. Cowtbibte Fjth District. m. t. it v i v a THUS. UARVKV. Countable Fourteenth District. T. K. HALLOBY. TRK HTATR ( ROr BEPORT. We publish in another part of this Af ras& the State crop report for June, as !ui iii.-h-d to us by Mr. .1. B. Killebrew, agri cultural commissioner. On the whole it is a cheering report. While the wheat crop has btoa cut Uown nearly one-half the oat crop is the best we ever had, and though tobacco does not promise more than two-thirds of the annual average the hay crop has been exceed ingly luxuriant. As lo corn, the commis sioner says: "Never in the history of the State have there been better prospects for this great cereal." Cotton will be under the av erage, "taking the whole State through," and the peanut crop will only be two-thirds what it usually is, the low prices prevailing detering farmers from going into its cultivation as exten sively as last year. Still there will be more than enough for the boys who resort to the pit and gallery of our theaters. Their interests have baen looked after. Nature has been bountiful to us, and still continues to i DOM to us every day full-banded and flow ing over. In every part of the State there are to be seen and felt the evidences of the prosperity fiat is sure to follow upon such riclt harvests, and we may be sure that we bom p-tssed the hard times, and left it so tar bock upon the road that it will never again be able to overtake us. One of the best evi dences of prosperity is furnished by the com missioner in a report on what he terms "smaller industrieo," and which comes to us as a supplement to tbe regular monthly re port. From it we learn, in the words of Mr. Killebrew, that in all parts of the State "there is a disposition manifested by our farmers to supplement their income from standard crops by adding others heretofore deemed unimportant and insignificant, but which are now proving sources of considerable profit. This tendency to diversify crops is a good omen, and with proper effort it is possible for our farmers to have something to sell every week in the year, and so keep a working cap ital on hand. The secret of success in farm ing is ready money, intelligence and indus try. Labor cannot be controlled without prompt payments, and prompt payments are only possible with the farmer when the pro ducts of his farm command a ready sale, and are inffirrif Hj diversified to give him some thing to sell throughout the year. All expe rience has shown that when only one or tws crops are sold during the year, the farmers, as a rule, fail to reserve money enough for t be. necessary running expenses of the farm. It is just as essential for a farmer to hare n.'d'ly money as for the manufacturer, and under the present system no man can conduct his farm or factory successfully without a reserve fund to pay the daily accruing ex penses. In my opinion, the most serious drawback at present to our agricultural prosperity is the want of working capital among our farmers. Diversified agriculture will supply this." Proving his words, the commissioner append. a tabulated statement of the shipment in April, May and June of brmU fruits and vegetables from stations in this State on the Louisville and Nashville and Great Sjuthern railroad. From it we quote the uames of the articles and the total of barrels or boxes, the aggregate being something to make farmers who have the cotton craze stare the eyes out of their heads. Here it is: Xumber of Founds. S'tnu A rticles. Atiuiunt. I'o.'atoes Cabbage I'MbUiK I'ea.s Heas Beans ! in- i inlons onions Beets Beet. Ou-'imbera . incumbers . toose berries Krulls Tomatoes Melons leaches. i :i Apples Apples Plums Piums. Plums.. J Com J Fruits .. 18,26 BfJ 57 1.107 lrtl 1.75 544) 18 H4 18 4 1 bbls. crates. bbls. boxes. bbls. bbls. tes bbls. boxes. bbls. crates bbls. boxes. Ml. stands boxes. boxes. cars. crates. boxes. bbls. &818 238 fi i 81 16, 188, 14 2, 8, 1, 1, 1, ,040 ,750 TOO H10 ,100 500 K30 750 200 950 rtso 280 so 275 400 ,300 OOO 750 -r,ii .800 7 1 IB lO.HrtT) 7lf 2 150 581 1.21H Sis JcKI 132 L 1 17 114 40 I 14 188 14 35 boxes. bbls. boxes. stands bbls. stands .000 17 (I 158 1 13 .000 000 oo Tina is for the whole State, we desire to impress upon our readers, for the months of April. May and June, but only on one line of railroad. The additions t3 be made to these eloquent columns of figures in July and Au gust, from all the railroads in the State, will no doubt be large, and, with the prices received, be encouragement enough to make our farmers persevere in raising small fruits and vegetables in order to axrete a capital that will make them in dependent. The country lying between Memphis and M'Kenzie contributed of these shipments, regarded as so much of encour aging evidence of improved methods of farm ing by our indefatigable commissioner, as follows. To Louisville was shipped 1514 boxes of fruits; to Cincinnati, boxes; Chicago, LJ62 boxes; Indianapolis, 2505 boxes; Vincennes, 140; Terre Haute, 10. The shipments from Memphis, of fruits and vegetable, by the Louisriiie route, in the month of May and Juue are given as follows : To Louisville. Kentucky potatoes in bar rels, 147; peas in boxes, 4-5 To Cincinnati, Ohio potatoes in barnls, s12; peas in boxes, 1; beans in boxes, 80; ouiotis in boxes, 18; squash in boxes, 5; fruit in boxes, 5. To In dianapolis, Indiana potatoes in barrels, '201. To Detroit, Michigan potatoes in barrels. 20. KRI IT3 AND VEiiK TABLED FK M MEMPHIS. Jl'Nfc. 1K78. si -T- - fi to I sf 2g 5 if 11 Is ri s JL JL Louisville. KT i 50 143 ........ ' Cincinnati. O. 24l 3W . . . . j 123 Cleveland. 0 161 - Indianapolis. Iml... 480 228 55 Jo 6 3 Pittsburg. Pa. j 180 Chicago, ni 1 2:t! lto 3 187 Detroit. Mich S i Toledo, 0 80 15. - 20 Total 1438 Bgal 55 48 8 3411 To be added to this therp rrefe no doubt shipments by te Charleston road and by the river, and we are credibly informed that if thi l'aducah road was finished as much more would have to be reported of shipments north as the Louisville road reports, our river counties being especially proline in all those small things which, us we see by the figures, count for something when whole sections of the State contribute. We commend the fig ures of Mr. Killebrew to the farmers in the country tributary to Memphis. They speak more eloquently than theory, of which plan ters have altogether too much. The figures represent facts the facts of industry in the field, backed by an intellgent determination after results, and the fact of ready money in the farmer's pocket, without the aid of shaver or note-broker, his own money, the proceeds of his skillful labor. They point, these facts do, to the only road to independence for our tar mere. THR I'ltKH-lir 1J UIIU.V VTiOX. We have kept our readers acquainted with the freight extortion practiced by a St. Louis company upon the merchants of Memphis, and we have this morning to announce a still further infliction upon the trade of Memphis from the same source. Merchants here re ceived bills of lading yesterday of shipments made July 9th, on the Grand Tower, at the rate of thirty cents a barrel. This is a total advance of ten cents and five cents above the rate we reported yesterday. The river is in good navigable condition, and this heavy advance is a mere arbitrary act of the St. Louis company. Such proceedings as this are determining our merchants to cultivate trade with Cincinnati, and so destroy the monopoly we have permitted St. Louis to en joy, and which has been so selfishly abused. Oar chamber of commerce recently appointed a strong committee on the subject of freight discrimination; that committee has taken the St. Louis extortion under consideration, and has forwarded to that city a letter, of which the following is a copy : Mbmphis, July 10, 1878. Captain John A. tcudoer. President of the Mem phis and 8t. Iiouls Packet Company, St. Louis : I 'ear Sib The undersigned, freight com mittee of the Memphis chamber of com merce, respectfully call your attention to the appended freight rate?, as copied from a late St. Louis paper. (Here follow the rates.) The injustice of this tariff, by which Mem phis is charged a higher rate of freight than is charged to Vicksburg, New Orleans or in termediate points, is too manifest to require argument or comment. We cannot but re gard it as a very great wrong perpetrated upon the merchants and business men gener ally of this city, and we respectfully but earnestly urge such an early adjustment of this tariff as will give to Memphis people freight rates proportioned according to dis tance from St. Louis, assimilaticg to rates charged to Vicksburg and New Orleans. So liciting an early reply, we are, very truly, L. HAN .iter, or Schoolneld, Hanauer .V Co. M. L. MEACHAM. of M. L. Meacham & Co., U. D. GWYNNK, of Stewart, Gwynne & Co., Committee of Freights. Old Zach Chandler is in Washington, drinking whisky and preparing for an active canvass for the senatorship which Judge Christiancy has been filling so acceptably to his party. The judge has the support of the administration and Zieh of the Republican national committee. Tart of the old rascal's tactics is to talk Grant up for a third term, the Ex-President being very popular with the Michiganders. Shrewd guessers say, however, that this will not do. Old Zach's day is done. Colon bl Albert Lamar, a leading Georgia Democrat, says his State will again return a solid Democratic delegation'; also, that Mr. Stephens will be renominated and re-elected without any difficulty, even if many people were offended by his course. TEXAS. Houston wants a new tfieater. Texas farmers complain of too much rain. Corn is selling at seveuty-five cents per bushel in Montgomery county. Farmers in the valley of the Colorado do not expect more than fifteen cents per bushel for their corn this season. Houston Telegram, 7th: The widow of General Van Dora married a Mr. Bird, of Wilson county, lexas, after the war. She is dead. His children now live in that county. If General Joseph Wheeler, who advertised for these children, will write to the authori ties of that county, he can gain any further information reojuired. Mrs. Van Dorn was a beautiful young lady of Columbus, Mississip pi, with the maiden name of Godhold. Last Saturday a difficulty occurred in Far mersville, Collin county, between two men named Frank Howard and Thomas Howell, while gambling, in which Howard was dan gerously wounded by a pistol-shot, the ball taking effect in the neck and ranging down ward. After being wounded, he said his name was not Howard, and that he had a wife and three children. He failed to tell his true name or where his family lived. The following is the town of Comanche, as given by the Chief: The town contains fifteen stores, two saloons, four blacksmith shops, two wagon shops, one flouring mill, one p'aning mill, one tin shop, one bakery, two t: od schools, Presbyterian, Cumberland, Methodist, Baptist and Episcopal church or ganizations; one Masonic lodge, seven law yers, three doctors, several carpenters and other mechanics, and two newspapers. The town contains about one thousand inhabi tants, is healthy, has a beautiful location, and is well-watered by npver-ceasing wells of pure water. Ihe society is good and the people quiet and law-abiding. Houston Telegram, 7th: If Senator Max ey's figures are correct, Texas will show a population of two million eight hundred and fifty thousand in 1880, without counting the children born between now and then. It that is true, there will not be more than two or three States ahead of ours at that time. At the rate we are now increasing, we will lap and pass New York inside of ten years and stand at the head of the Union. Thi.i is obliged to be in a very few years. New York is a finished country, while Texas is only very sparsely settled. The lands of the former are comparatively poor to ours, and have not near the capacity to support lite. W bile New York presents no inducements whatever to n poor immigrant, Texas offers everything he wants land, water, timber, climate, health. St. Louis, July 11 : The coroner's jury, who have been investigating the killing of Deputy-Marshals Connors and Neville, in East St. Louis, on Sunday, June 30th, have rendered a verdict exhonerating the .Metropolitan po lice officers, Wallace and Verger, who did the -hooting, from all blame, they being in the discharge of their duty, and, in the opinion of the jury, in defense of their lives. Lewes, Del.. July 11: The brig Kremlin, Captain Haskell, from Cienfucgos, with su gar, was sunk by the steamer Golden Grove, veiterday. drowning the captain's wife and beaman Charles Smith. CRIME AM) CASUALTY. Immense Land Grab in California Over One Million Aire- of the Best Lands in the State Stolen Murder and Lynching as Western Pasti ines. Incest Punished with the Whip and Out rage with a $20 Fine An insane Woman Hanoi to Death A Bigamisl'i! Story Fearful Calamity. San Francisco Chronicle: A fraud of a shutting nature, and doubtless one of the most stupendous in its purposes and results of any previously perpetrated in this State, has recently leen discovered amounting to r.i thing less than the counterfeiting of the great seal of th e State of Caiifonia, and its application to prodigious I hemes of thievery. The main o.y ct to which this darinfr villainy has bees designed has been the wholesale seizure of the public lands under guise of le ttal s inction, and on a scale compared with which the brief period of desert land erabbing was a mere spasm of petty larceny. It is known that information of the fraud has been in possession of th; State authorities for some weeks patf- but the reason that it has been withheld from the public is not ex plained, unless it may be attributed to the cause of justice in facilitating the ferreting out of the guilty parties. For what perioa and to what extent this (raudulent instru ment has been in use, outside investigation has not determined, but it is quite certain that many thousands, mayhap millions of acres of land, including? some of the best im proved and valuable land in the Ptate, are held under fictitious titles, devolving upon the employment of this counterfeit. It is further intimated that men of prominence and hith erto esteemed integrity are concerned in this fraud, and that its perpetration will in due time solve the mystery of many an sanity ac cumulated fortune in various quarters. From the extent to which fictitious titles to land are held under this counterfet seal in all parts of the State it is evident that hundreds have been directlv or Indirectly connected in the villainy, while the victims may be estimated by thousands. It seems no less assured that public officials in some quarters have been implicated in the business and shared in the guilty spoils. The manner in which the counterfeit seal has been employed appears to have been varied. Thousands of school land warrants have been forged and sold on its authenticity. An immense amount of land has been taken in the same planner of forged or illegal Indian scrip and soldiers warrants. Special swindles on a gigantic scale have been accomplished by taking up large tracts of lands and parceling them out to settlers, involving in some instances a clear steal of a million or more. And the audacity of the villainy has even extended to the man ufacturing of fictitious titles, by which many a settier has been robbed outright of his good improved homestead, or made to pay roundly for the dispersion of the cloud on his title. By the peculiar nature of the fraud in its ap plication to the courts, the unfortunate farm er, whose title is disputed by the remorseless thieves, is placed at a fatal disadvantage. The worthless deeds, based upon the coun terfeit seal, are put upon record ip the sever al counties, and in case Of suits affecting title the records, and not the patents, are pro duced in courts. Many a lawyer has thus lost his case from the records alone, whereas if he could have reached the original itself and have been advised of the existence of the counterfeit seal, he might have reached a favorable result. In what manner the em ployment of this counterfeit seal was dis closed i-i not stated, but it is impossible that, from the points developed in continuous land litigation in the State for some years past, the practice of some gigantic system of fraud should nave been untusp ;cteil. A11 impres sion of the counterfeit seal received at the Chronicle office shows that the work has been skillfully executed, but there are variations from the genuine which are easily described, and by which the counterfeit may be readily detected. There is a variation in the head of the bear in the counterfeit amounting to a manifest disproportion. The ship in the dis tance in the genuine yields to the pressure of he breeze, while in the counterfeit it stands erect and becalmed. The pick in the hands of the miner is sharply cut in the original, while in the counterfeit it bears more the re semblance of a caulker's hammer. The front end of the rocker in the genuine partially conceals the leg of the miner, while in the counterfeit it barely reaches him. "There are like variations in the drapery of the female figure, the outlines of the hills, etc., that might also serve to detect the counterfeit from the original. It is appalling to contemplate the amount of litigation that may attend a thorough sifting of the frauds that have at tended the use of the counterfeit seal; the hardship that will befall the thousands of holders of fictitious land titles, and the in famous downfall of not a few of the high in estate. A proper dispensation of justice in the matter would largely increase the colony of San (juentin, the counterfeiting of the seal in itself beiug made a felony punishable by not less than five nor more than fourteen years imprisonment. Already the finger of suspicion has been pointed in various direc tions, and startling events may be looked for speedily, if some unwholesome influence does not impede the progress of investigation. The fact of this enormous crime, with the widespread and prodigious wrongs, attending it, having gained publicity, the people will look anxiously for immediate and energetic action on the part of the State authorities for the correction of the evil and the punishment of the guilty. An Arkansas Xrageily. Special to the Globe-Democrat. Little Rock, July 8. Last Saturday, at about four o'clock in the evening, Henry A. Thomas was shot and killed by a man known as "Bucksnoot" Thomas. The shooting oc curred seven miles south of the city, on the Sheridan road, near Flynn's mill. The re mote inception of the crime is net known, but it is supposed to have been family troubles. Bucksnoot's son married a daugh ter of Henry P. Thomas, which brought about an intimacy between the two families. On the evening of the killing Bucksnoot started out with a double-barrelled shot gun for the purpose, he stated, of killing a squir rel. Ou the road he met Henry P. Thomas and son, coming from town. Upon meeting the parties stopped and entered into conver sation, Bucksnoct standing leaning on his gun . and the others sitting on their horses. Henry produced a bottle and asked Buck snoot to drink, which he did, still talking pleasantly. Finally Bucksnoot remarked: "You have been talking about my wife and son, and I want you to understand that my son is a credit to all your other sons-in-law." Henry replied by saying: "You are a liar. Bucksnoot sprang back quickly, cocked his gun, and fired both barrels, loaded with squirrel and buck-shot, at Henry, one load tak'ng effect in hU shoul der, and the other in the right thigh, sever ing the main artery. As Henry fell over his son caught him, held him up, aud started both horses in the direction of home. They hadn't proceeded far before Henry exclaimed, "He's killed nie." His son tried iohold him on his horse, but he tell to the ground. The young man dismounted and held the dying man's head up. On looking around he saw Bucksnoot loading his gun. This alarmed the young man, and mounting his horse he rode away. Bucksnoot ran across the cut-off and tried to intercept him, but failed. When he reached the road he saw several parties coming toward him, and, dropping on the ground and cocking and presenting his gun, he demanded a halt. "Whit's the matter?" the man called .out. Bucksnoot replied "Nothing," aiose and ran away. Kentucky Vengeance for Incest. WixcHESTKii, Ky., July 8. For some time Da,.t ugly rumors have beea floating around to the effect that one John Warnke, a poor but hitheito respected citizen of the extreme upper edge of the county, has been living in criminal intimacy with bis daughter. He is almost seventy years of age, and for a time his age and previous standing caused t tie out raged people of the neighborhood to hold aloof from punishiug the old reprobate, and he was simply warned to discontinue his heinous practices under the severest, penalty. Paying no attention to these admonitions, he was visited by a party some months ago, who were upon the eve of carrying out the threat, but his pleadings and promises induced them to r -lease him. For a time it was thought that he had really reformed, but several days ago rumors were rife to t he cent rary, and cul minated in bis being visit-Hi again at night by a party in disguise, who took him some dis tance from home and whipped him until life was nearly extinct. He was then turned loose in the mountains near his home, and was found by some neighbors and carried home. Warnke assert- his innocence of the heinous charges preferred against him, :t?.d sajo kUC 1(1X1 KUU USAS UCCU UtHftlCU ui a child) was seduced by a young man of the neigh borhood. and by him terrified into ac cusing her father of fhe awful crime of in cest. The affair i-i a disgraceful one, and ghould be at once investigated by the author ities. Foand Hsaeloc to a t wincing Limb. Sueclal to the Cincinnati Knuulrer.l ElizabethTown, Kv , July &. Informa tion has just reached here of the lynching of a negro named lieorge Bullitt, near me Grove, about twelve miles from here. Bullitt had betn arrested for an attempted outrage of one of the family of Mr. S C. Heney, a farm er living neat thete, and bi examination trial was to have been had on the fourth. But few witnesses weri; there that day, and the trial was postponed to the fifth, and the prisoner was placed under guard of Robert Enlow, constable, and S. E. Harvey and James Craw ley. They state that about twelve or one o'clock that night they fell asleep, and the negro, whose hands were tied behind him es caped; but he was found hanging to a tree the next morning about a mile and a half distant from the guarding place. No citizen in the neighborhood seemed to know of the matter, and, coupled with the fact that all the guards fell asleep at about the same hour, and the fact, too, of the prisoner's falling in to a mob after escaping from the guards, seems to indicate a set up job. The magis trates of that district propose to have the af fair investigated bv the grand jury of the criminal court, and to this end will silt the matter to the bedrock. Human Urates Too Kindly Dealt with. Cleveland, July 8. Late last night two men, who gave their names at the Central as John O'Leary and Daniel Cash, were caught in criminal relation with two young girls not over ten or eleven years of age. They had nearly stupefied these children With beer to accomplish their brutish purposes. As soon as the little girls had recovered from the stu por ctused by the beer, they were sent home. These human brutes were brought up before the police court this morning, and after a hearing were fined only twenty dollars and costs. Burned to Death. A very sad and terrible accident happened this afternoon ! the residence of Jerome Jackson, on Hough avenue. H appears that Dr. A. Maynard and wife have been liting with Mr. Jackson for some time past, and it was apparent to every one that Mrs. Dr. Maynard had arrived at that stage of life when her "ondition had become very precari ous and her friends irc'rS erv aolieitous about her, owing to the fact that she haa of late exhibited unmistakable signs of insanity on several occasions, and pretty strict surveu ance was consequently kept of her move ments. About half-pas one o'clock this af ternoon, in one of her periodical Seasons of aberation of mind, Mrs. Maynard, unseen by any person in the house, went into her bed room and as quick as thought saturated her clothing with Cor.'.-oi', "rtnd in a moment she had ignited the inflammable substance with a match and in an instant her clothing was in Uames. Mrs. Jackson, upon entering the roorr a few jfhnutes afterward, was horrified to behold her charge enveloped in the burn ing oil, and immediately took steps to release the poor woman from her perilous condition. Alas! it was too late. Mrs. Maynard had, like a martyr, completed her own destruction most effectually, and half an hour altr be ing found her noble spirit took its flight to peaceful rest, tlpon examination it was found that her body had been considerably burned, but death had done its work by stlf- location, through all the long years of JVlrs. Maynard's life she was one of the foremost workers in charitable deeds pertaining to the welfare of the poor and needy, and during the late rebellion, when she was in her prime of life, she was a very active member of the 5oldiera' aid society. It is understood that Mrs. Maynard was about fifty years of age at the time of her death. MlocuniS Story. Special to the Globe-Democrat. QuurcT, III., July 8. The case of Slo cum, the alleged bigamist, who was married to the widow of the late J. J. A. Quealy, ot Hannibal, was to day again postponed on account of the non arrival of the woman from Elmira, who claims to be his wife. She is expected to-night. Owing to the great in terest taken ia this matter, especially in Missouri, where Mrs. Qiealy is so well known, a brief statement of Slocum's side of the story is given. He says he was. first mar ried at twenty to a woman in New York State, seven years his senior. With her he lived for several years, and has a son twenty one years old. He was away from home a good deal, and, in 1860, at Albany, on one of his trips, was taken sick. There he first met Maggie, the Elmira woman, who was a waiter at the hotel, and toofe care of him. He became infatuated with her, and the conse quence was an illicit affection which partial ly estranged him jfrom his legal wife. He alleges that the girl followed him from place to place, including Rochester, Syracuse, and finally to Springfield, Illinois, where she was a waiter in the St Nicholas hotel. A brother at Woodstock, Illinois, induced him to come west to go into business. He went to Chicago, and, in company with a son of Judge Coleman, of Vermont, went from there to Delavan, Wisconsin, and opened a store. Maggie followed. They subsequently broke up, and Mrs. Slocum, the lawful wife, returned east, and died in 1S69. He does not pretend to deny that he lived with the Elmira woman as her husband, but denies that any marriage ceremony ever took place. He Bays that before marrying Mrs. Quealy he told her all about his past lite, and that on a late visit-here she offered to provide means for his defense, believing, as she implicitly does, that he tells the truth, and that it is a clear case of blackmail. This is the sub stance of Mr. J. C. Slocum's story, and by his own statement he is no saint. There is no doubt that Mrs. Quealy bslieves in his in nocence, and stands by him as only a woman can. Were it not for her relatives it is be lieved she would be with him. His bail was reduced to two thousand dollars, but be has as yet failed to secure that amount. Devel opments are looked for. A number of citi zens of Hannibal were here this morning to attend the hearing. Five Persons Drowned in a Tank. Brenham (Texas) Banner: Amthor- Krug have for some years kept a store at a neigh borhood four miles south of town, known as Pleasant Hill; both gentlemen resided in the immediate vicinity. Kr. Krug's household consisted of himself, wife, a little child thirteen years old, aud his unmarried sister Hedwig; also his mother-in-law, Mrs. Jahn. Misses Mary Krug and Mina Winkleman were stopping with Mr. Amtbor's family. Mrs. Amthor and Mrs. Krug were sisters. On the evening of the fourth of July, Mr. Krug was engaged at the store. About nine o'clock the young ladies and Mrs. Krug went to the tank in the pasture, about two hun dred yards from the dwellings, to take a boat ride, as they had frequently been in the habit of doing. About ten minutes past nine o'clock Mr. Kinney Krug went to the tank and nothing more was thought of the matter. Mrs. Amthor retired at the usual time, but about eleven o'clock had occasion to go to the room occupied by Misses Mary Krug and Mina Winkleman, and not finding them, she said to Mr. Amthor, "I'll go to Kinney's and tell them to come home." It should be stated that the two families lived close to gether. Arriving at Kinney's, Mrs. Jahn, oiotKer of Mrs. Amthor and Mrs. Krug, in formed her that the girls had not returned. Mrs. Amthor then went to the pond, and there round shoes and clothing on the bauk, and the boat adrift. She immediately went back to the store and gave the alarm. Mr. Sam Stone, who lives near by, was in formed of the sad i.ecident, and, in com pany with Mr. Sprein, they repaired . to the pond, takiug with them a grappling hook and rope. Sprein and a freedman named Wiley Taylor dragged the boat up and down the pond, agitating the water. The bodies of Mrs. Krug, Mina Winkleman and Mary Krug rose to the surface. Upon dragging the boat again the bodies of Kin ney Krug and his sister Hedwig rose near the same place the other bodies had come up. This makes it evident that they must have all went down together. The water where the bodies came up was about eight feet deep. The bodies were taken ashore, placed in a hack and taken to the late residence of Mr. Kinney Krug, where the jury of inquest found them at an early hour i riday morning. As there is none living to tell the tale, the man ner in which the sad accident occurred is one altogether of surmise. The boat was an or dinary rough plank liatboat, such as is com monly used for hunting and fishing purposes, and was about ten feet long by three feet wide. It is supposed tnat one of the ladies must have fallen overboard, and that in the anxiety of the others, the boat careened, throwing them all into the water, as when the boat was discovered she was right side up. Mr. Krug is known to have been an ex pert swimmer, but the four struggling ladies clinging to him took him down, and all drowned together. This theory is substan tiated from the fact of the bodies all coming up in the same place. Mr. Krug was a young man about twenty-seven or twenty-eight years of age; his wife wai also young; his two sisters and the other lady were young women just grown up. Mysterious Taking Off. Cincinnati Enquirer, th: There is an air of myat ry and suspicion about the death of Edwin liu&k, of Covington. Mr. Husk is, ot was, a young married man living on Stevens str4t, a few doors north of Elev-nth, in that city. He and his family moved to Covington from the nwtrh borhood of West Liberty, Ohio, lately. He was a traveling jewelry salesman or dealer, and was iu New Orleans last month plying his vocation. On the twenty sixth he left there on the Charles Morgan for home, having previously on that day written his wife that he was going to do something he had never done before take deck passage. He had bought a new suit of clothes before leaving, but he wore his old ones, and the new suit came home in his trunk. The boat 'eacbed Cairo on the twenty-ninth, and on that dav n mt't nis deatn- Tne 0041 Pro" reeded to Paducab. aJd about ten miles fur ther up. where Busk's reman.: were buried ou an island, the boat's officers explain" t0 his wife, on heir arrival here, that the boat had no ice with vrhich preserve the re mains. This statement in itsetf has a look of improbability, though, of course ?( may have b?en the truth. Rusk's friends Lave inform ation that his remains will show a broken skull, protruding brain, and an arm broken in two places, and that there was only seventy-five cents found on his person after death. The Charles Morgan reached here at one o "cloilcTeesday morning, but the hapless wife, now a widow, was not informed of her awful bereavement until seven o'clock that evening, eighteen hou' s after the arrival, and then she was informed by a Covington undertaker. She had sat up all the night be fore waiting for her husband. She went over to the boat next day and was supplied with twelve or fourteen dollars in money by some of the boat's officers, though upon what pre tense and for what reason we did not learn. On Friday last the captain and mate visited Mrs. Rusk at her home, in Covington, and gave her fifteen dollars in money and a ticket to her 'hio home. They wanted her to sign a paper exonerating the boat from any fault. She declined to sign, and then refused the proffered gifts. This is the story told by the friends of the family. Rusk is a member ot the Ancient Order of United Workmen, in good standing, and some of his brethren in Covington are resclred to fathom the mystery of his death and brim? to justice the wrong doers, if there be any. What have the Charles Morgan officers to say on the subject? BRIEF MENTION. Disastrous storms hae damxged crops in Nebraska and Wisconsin the rhree days.- A broom factory was demolished by ii'hui" ncane at Amsterdam, New York, yesterday. Four hundred and eity Mormon emigiants arrived at New York from Liverpool yester day. John Hancock, a herder, was killed by lightning ftear (.'amp Robinson, Nebraska, yesterday. The ship Western Shore was totally wreck ed on Duxbury reef on the Pacific coast, Tuesday night. No lives lost. One hundred and forty-three Cubans, who were transported to pain during the insur rection, have been liberated there. The city of Montreal, it has just been dis covered, has been victimized aiter the man ner of Tweed, in big contract frauds. John J. Bwitchell, builder and contractor, bankrupted in New York yesterday, with liabilities of one and a half million dollars. Scientists from various cities are en route to Pike's Peak to take observations during the total ect'pse of the sun on the twenty ninth. The Texans are red-hot for wai' K1 Mexi co, and assert that troops enough can be raised in their State to vanquish the land of the greaser. A young man named M'Coole committed suicide in Wilsou county by blowing his brains out. He said his reason for doing so was his life was a failsre. Congressman Schleicher, who has iust re turned to San Antonio from Washington, says the administration is determined to force peace or war with Mexico. "Hezekiah" was an unlucky man yester day. Hezekiah Shaeffer, convicted of wife murder, was sentenced to be hanged at Har risburg, Pennsylvania : and Hezekiah Shailor was killed by lightning at Hartford, Connec ticut. Lightning struck the spire of the new church on f ifty-seventh street, between Sev enth avenue and Broadway, New York, yes terday, and Edward White and Bernard Gray, who were at work laying brick, fell to to the street, a distance of sixty feet, and were terribly mangled. An attempt to cast off a blast furnace yes terday, in Philadelphia, resulted in scalding a number of the employes. John M'Ches ncy, superintendent, cannot survive, and Joseph Russell, Pat Waters, Pat Conners, Harry Ennis, John Gallagher and Hugh Keefe are among the seriously irjured. Postniaster-Ueneral Key Now and Then. Louisville Courier-Journal : Postmaster General Key said tha other day to the Wash ington correspondent of the Philadelphia Times, in resrard to the Potter investigation: "O, that's a foolish piece of business, and the committee isn't ding anything. They haven't found anything yet; never will find anything. That's my idea. The Democrats made a great mistake. I notice that Alex ander Stephens, Mills, of Texas, and others who voted against Potter's resolution are be ing received very cnthusiasticall by their peo ple. The investigation has developed a ras cally crowd, and that's about all. Mrs. Jenks is a great one, isn't she? General Butler found his match for once." " Not doing any! hing," but "the investi gation has developed a rascally crowd." Judge Key should more guarded in his ex pressions. He saiii ;i few weeks ago that the investigation wouM bring about a "bloody civil war," "unset 1 1 the business of the country," etc., etc. Now the investigation is "doing nothing" but "develop a rascally croicd." The posluiaster-general is right. That was the design of the investigation, just to "develop a rascally crowd," and show the character of the Republican leaders who ran the machinery of ft aud and perjury, by which Tilden was robbed of his majority. Judge Key should remember that John Sherman is in that crowd he mentioned, and his brother Sherman in fact was at the head and front of the Louisiana frauds. Instead of the inves tigating committee "doing nothing" it seems from Judge Key's own language that it is do ing a good deal. The "rascally crowd" is just what the committee is after. John Hherman and Jay Cooke. Washington special to the Chicago Times: It is now stated upon good authority that when Jay Cooke & Co. failed, during the panic of 1873, and their affairs were being wound up by Receiver Stanton, it was dis covered that John Sherman was a stockholder in the concern to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars. As it was the duty of the receiver to bring action against all stockhold ers alike for the benefit of depositors, Mr. Stanton wrote to the supreme court of this district, calling attention to the fact that Mr. Sherman's name appeared upon the list of stockholders, and asking information what should be done in the case. Mr. Sherman was at that time chairman of the senate com mittee on finance, and, upon learning of the matter, he addressed u lt-tter to the court on the subject. In this letter Sherman repre sents that while he did appear nominally as owner of this stock, yet he had never derived any actual benefit from it. and to be held responsible because he appeared merely as a nominal stockholder wou d he to mtlict a ereat hardship upon him. The matter was kept very quiet at the time, and Mr. Sher man was not prosecuted. He did not deny that he was not nominally a stockholder, but left the question unexplained as to how he uecame possessed ot that stock. Theresa's Marriace. New York Sun : The theatrical sensation of Paris is the marriage of Theresa. She is going to wed a second-rate comic actor of the theater de I Athenee, a very handsome fel low, some ten years younger than she is. The gay songstress is a native ot Eure-et Loirt, the daughter of a village tiddler and a for tune teller. As a child of six she was a traveling dancer, subsequently an apprentice to a milliner, a ballet-girl at the Porte-Saint- Martin, a cashier at the Cafe Frontin, then a comic sintrer at the old Oate Moka, and final ly at the Eldorado, where her triumphs be gan. She is about forty-five vears of age. and is said to possess a fortune of a quarter of a million francs, which is not quite as much as a woman ot incomparably less tal ent. Mile. Aimee, has made in this country in a very few years. The first appearance of tneresa aiaaan oeiore uie raneiau puuuc was in 1856. Her celebrity dates from 1860, and, strange as it may seem, part of it is due to Mine. Yiardot, who was a great admirer of Theresa's art in phrasing a song. Wholesale Massacre by Xatlves on the Island of Sew Caledonia. London, July 11. A telegram from Syd ney, New South Wales, dated to-day, states that two tribes of natives have risen against the government on the island of New Cale donia, and missacr.-d one hund-ed and twenty-five whites, including women and children. They have also captured two mili tary station. IN THE AZORTO AFRICA. The Voyage Trom Charleston to Liberia suffering- and Pleasures of the Pas sengers Births and Deaths by the Way. Causes of the Heavy Mortality, Want or Proper Supplies and an Incompetent Physician Scenes ou Board Prayers for the Reporter. Siecla! to be New York Herald. Charleston, S. C, July o. A full and interesting account of the voyage of the ye gro emigrant bark Azor. hence to Monrovia, was received here to-day from Mr. Williams, the special correspondent of the Sews and Courier, on board, anl wiJl be published to morrow. The letter gives particulars of the strange and sad events briefly mentwaed in the cable telegram from Maderia, and brings before the public with strong, yet tender touches, the light and dark sidep, the min gled tragedy and comedy of the Azor's terri ble voyage. When the vessel was only two days out it was discovered that the provisions generally were bad and unfit for use. There was a superabundance of meal, flour and rice, and a good quantity of pork and salt beef; but ihe flour was coarse and black and the meal only fit "for hog3 to eat." There was meat enough, but it was not meat supplied by the Exodus association. With the excep tion of five barrels the most belonged to the stores of the emigrants, intended for their support in Liberia until their first crop should be made. This is a bad beginning, aa it is mentioned by Mr. Williams that the emi grants are entirely without money. How they wil! lire in a strange land penniless, as almost all of them are. and helpless, as are too many of them, it remains to be seen. The emigrants proved to be docile and obedient, but it was impracticable to make them spar ing in consuming food and water, and im possible to make them tidy and cleanly in their habit. They would take no exercise. Some of them did not venture on deck du ring the whole voyage. Cold water they re garded with holy horror. Between decks in the morning there was as mucn am ana con fvsion as can be found in any crowded negro hovel on the Carolina coast. Captain Holmes and his officers caused the who'e ship to be regmlarly swept and scraped, and required the bedding and clothing to be aired and dried frequently. AN INCOMI'ETfctif PHYSICIAN. Still sickness might have been avoided but for two facts. One is that there were case of mease! aoard when the Azor left Charles ton, and thf other 19 that the individual who was represente. to be a competent phy sician proved himself an arrant ignoramus, as conceited as stupid. He administered medicines of the nature and probable effects of which be knew nothing. To one poor creature who had measeis he administered in the course ot one morning coffee with an in fusion of ginger, a dover powder and friar's balsam. She died the same day. Calomel and jalap were the favorite prescriptions, and it soon became neoessary for Captain Holmes to prohibit any further experimenting by the doctor. The emigrants had been assured by the managers of the association that a phy sician from Washington would accompany theAZor. Upon this they relied. Not only was there no physician, but there was no such medicine stores as good spirits and wines, sage and arrowroot. When stimulants were needed for the sick the slender private stores of Captain Holmes and Mr. Williams were resorted to. THE LARGE DEATH BATE. With a short allowance of water, with food of poor quality and without a physician, it is not strange that the death rate should have been so large. There were two births during the passage. For the' deaths that took place aboard of Uie Azor the Liberian Exodu9 as sociation are in the main responsible. Their deception, their bad faith, their mismanage ment, their falsehoods and evasions led to the long deiayn in Charleston, to the impecu nious condition ot' the emigrants, and with sickness and death of more than a score ot the ignorant and thoughtless people who hoped to find in Africa more freedom and ease than they knew in the south. PICTUKESl'E SCENES AltOAKD. Nearly every night there were strange but earnest pfayer meetings between decks. The long, low apartment, with its crowded banks, was dimly lighted. Ationt each of the three lamps, placed against the two hatches and the foot of the foremast, was clustered a group of men bending over tattered hymn books and singing with full strength. From the semi-darkness around came voices of all varieties, joining in the camp-meeting re frain, while the half-dressed forms of men and women Were dimly to be seen leaning forward, listening and participating 'he benches were crowded with others similarly engaged, aud the children slept iund!y through it all, bundled up in a Wonderful diversity of weys in bed. The ladder and doors and windows of the main hatch-house were crowded with other faces and forms, and at the foot of the former stood the preacher. When the hymn was finished all heads were generally bent in frayer, the de votions being led either by the minister or some prominent man. The preaching was launched into the darkness when the time came, most of the preacher's audience being invisible to him. On almost all of these occa sions I was fervently prayed tor, one brother revealing by a little extra plain language the probable inspiration of his petition, when he said in tones of passionate pleading: "Bless the reporter. Oh! help him not to write any lies to Thy glory and advancement of Thy work." Though the grammatical construc tion of this sentence rendered it somewhat dubious, it was easy to discern its meaning. FIGHTING FILTH. The selection of officers for the Azor really seems providential, for not one sailor in a hundred would have taken the unceasing pains to secure health and cleanliness that Captain Holmes and his mates, Messrs. Home and Thatcher, did. One of the greatest ob stacles that they had to contend against was the wonderful indifference displayed by the passengers themselves on the subject. It was only by the most unremitting begging and driving that they could be induced to clean up around their own berths, and in many in stances even those means failed. So it was throughout the passage. They were not re bellious or ill-natured, but their inaction ap peared to result solely and simply from a profound indifference and aversion to trouble. Early on the trip the steerage had begun to assume the appearance of the plantation quarters so familiar to all southerners. Scraps of rags, bones, pieces of bread and "chunks" of rice lying about; dirt and grease about the floors; "piccaninies" crawling about over it all, and the old man or woman sitting around munching, smoking and jawing. Against all of these thinars did the officers perpetually war. AT SIERKA LEONE. The arrival at Sierra Leone occurred May 25th. Mr. Williams says: "The hills about Sierra Leone came in sight at nine o'clock, and now at two o'clock in the evening, they are plainly to be seen with the naked eye. Everybody is singing, dancing and shouting, and people are constantly running to my cabin-window or door announcing that they can see houses and trees. Some seem almost wild with joyous excitement at seeing some thing besides sky and water. At four o'clock the town ( Freetown ) was in plain sight and several fishing boats sailed out past us, one or two coming quite close. Those aboard of them must have supposed that the Azor con tained the inmates of a lunatic asylum out for an airing, from the scrambling, rushing, shouting and vociferous laughing of the pas sengers, as well a9 from the variety of aprons, skirts, hats, rags and handkerchiefs waved at them. Soon after dark the deputy harbor master came out in a neat little g;g, pulled by two black oarsmen, in sailor dress. He himself was a tall, well-made man, a good looking quadroon, very officerlike in spotless duck pants and vest with brass butt ins, loose biue coat and official cap. As he went into the captain's cabin the passengers clus tered about the windows and knocked th;ir heads together trying to get a glipse ot this prodigy, and discussing warmly and audibly whether he was a "yellow fellow" or merely a white man tanned by a tropical sun. The officer asked a few questions as to what was wanted, etc , touched his cap and walked back over the side. He was very respectful. The captain has decided, in view of the un certain state of the weather and his passen gers' health, to be towed to Monrovia by the mail steamer. We will leave here at an early hour to-morrow. A CARD. To all who are suffering from tbe errors and Indis cretions of youth, nervous weakness, early decay, loss of manhood, etc, I will send a receipt that will cure you, FEEK OF CHAKGK. This great remedy was discovered by a missionary In South America, bend a self addressed envelope to Hv. Joski h T. latum, Station D. SiOU Home. New Xork, Grand Clearing Sale! 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