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Anolhcr Town In Ilrrzc
govina Destroyed by
the Tmta
Servia Making 1 Preparations
for an Active Cam
The WciWnllon Conference Has a Poor
Prospect of Success.
Turkey Promises Reform in All Her
.European Provinces.
She Will Rontons Object ionnblo Officials
nod Abolish Oppressive Lons.
England Advised by Ihs London Times
to Take a Hand in the
The Carliat Gen. Dorregaray Suffers
Other Severe Defeats.
China Abandon* (ho Formosa Isx
New York, h'oj-t. 3.—A apodal from X.ondon
eajß ; “ Tho Turkish Consul at Boudin, doetriog
to rislt Belgrade, was refused admhaioD, and
tbo Porto has demanded an explanation.”
New York, Sept. 3.—A dispatch from Thora
pin. a suburb of Constantinople in which tho
Foreign Miniated reside, says: “Tho Turks in
Herzegovina have gained 11 victory. Too thou
sand insurgents have boon across iho frontier
into Ddmatin, where llio.whnd been discovered
by tlio Austrians. Ncridguo. tho focus of ttio
insurrection, has been destroyed. Communi
cations by way of Keck liavo been established.”
London, Hops. 3, —Tho Times, commenting
on tho Herzegovina troubles, strongly urges tho
illness and duty of tho interference of Great
rnorosED reforms.
A special from Constantinople to tho 37him
states that Corvor Pasha has been instructed to
issue a proclamation on his arrival at Monlar,
giving assurance that henceforward no vexa
tious illegal acts will bo permitted in tho numo
of the Government. Ho has also been directed
to dismiss and punish official* guilty of oppress
ing the people, to institute a special tribunal,
which shall examine and satisfy tho demands of
those who have hern objects of arbitrary treat
ment; to recall any persons exiled without just
cause, and expel agitators. Ho is authorized
to employ all necessary means to execute these
instructions. The Pcrto, while determined to
repress tho insurrection at all coats, intends to
extirpate abuses likely to load to ita repetition.
Tho tilatidard'a special from Constantinople
represent!! that the insurrection in llorzcgovlna
in now maintained by bauds of robbers. Not a
cu wlo insurgent is to bo seen around Trcbigno.
Tho lugitivo insurgents have driven Ih.UuU head
©f caltlo into Dalmatia for security.
A semi-oflicial journal of Athens vindicates
tho Govcramuofe of Qrcoco in its neutral atti
tude toward Turkey. It says the Sclavonians
uovor helped the Greeks in Crete, and Grecian
Interests imperatively call for fiicndship with
Turkey. Tho iWofojos, tho Greek organ of
CniiHtantinonlo, advocates an alliance between
Graeco and Turkey.
London, Sopt. 4—n. ra.—Tho Moscow
GnziUe save: Tho mission of tho mediating
Consuls at ’Rngitsa is likely tofalt Tho Consuls
are not entitled to guarantee Turkov's conccii
eiouh to tho demands of tho immtgonts on tlio
otio hand, and on tbu other tho insurgents «io
Institute of a common chief who could plodgo
himself for tho ratification of any agreement.
The Times' dispatch from Berlin statoi that
tbo Boms has declared, in reply tolbo rautious
of tho PowcrH, that ;ho Is willing to refrain from
ctfemdvo moanuroH oguinat Servia provided tho
Servian Goyrunmcnt does not diioctly or indi
rectly aid tho insurgents.
London, Sopt. 4—C a. m.—A corrospondont of
tho Zcilmuj writes from Belgrade that
I’rinco Milan la not likely to provout tjervia from
holpuig tho inmirguuta.
A Bi cciol telegram to tlio Dally AVtcs assorts
that. Servia nitonda to call out tiO.DOU man.
The ufllcial Montenegrin Journal avows that
JlouUuogro will remain uoultnl only in case cir
cumstances should prevent action.
Madrid. Bept. 3.—lt is ofUcially annonncod
that tho Carlist General Dorregaray, while on*
dcavoring to force a passion into Arngon, bos
been twice defeated, with tho tubs of -10(J men.
Loudon, Bept. 3.—iho Times, in its financial
column, says: Tlicru is increased firmness in
(ho discount market. Apart from other iutlu
euco which may bo expected to cause greater
demand for Uuatitig capital, ns we got into
autumn, more than usual attention is directed to
the requirements ot tho country in connection
with tho groin trade. It is known that wo shall
have to import an unusually largo quantity of
wheat, and it is equally certain that all Dialling
barley trill have to come from abroad.
Tho Daily Telegraph says tho nroßpecls are
favorable for thu hop harvest, which has al
ready commenced. Tno damage Mono by mold
and vermin is below tho average.
The strike in Dundee is ended. Tho mills ro
opened lu-day, the operatives having cousoutud
to work at a icduction of & pur emit.
Homo Kosro, Aug. 14.—Forty tbouaand taels
have just been paid tho French Legation for
the murder of tbo X'roncb priest iu Tae CUueu
liX months ago.
Much attention is attracted to the refusal of
the Chinese authorities to allow tbe Peruvian
Envoy to proceed to I’olcin for tbe ratification
of Uto treaty. The Viceroy domauds guarantees
for ibo good treatment of tbe Chinese in I'eru,
which Elmore is not prepared to give, declaring
them unnecessary. Tho Viceroy announces that
Elmore shall not leave Tien TehJ* until such
pledges arc given. It is commonly un
derstood that this resistance is in conse
quence of Rnssia'e arbitration against Peru
In favor of Japan in the Cuoho question. Evi
dence daily grows stronger that England is
determined to make thn Margery murder tho
pretext for seizing and annexing Burmah.
Large bodies of iintish-Indiau troops are cou-
Oeutiatiug on tho frontier.
Bua.nouai, Aug. s.—Tho dcdaratloiiH of tho
Chinese authorities respecting the Formosan
lavages now prove empty throats. Tho troops
refuse to follow tho aborigines into the beau
of the Island, and bavo revolted by rudmuuts.
The savages remain masters of the situation,
and Chinese military operations are suspended.
A body of returned soldiers from Formosa,
soon after lauding at Foocbo, assaulted au
American lady and gentleman with great vio
lence. severely bruising both. An investigation
was bad by the United Butts Consul.
The Chinese Government is preparing to send
diplomatic representatives to the loading West
ern nations. According to report they will be
provided with a roving commission similar to
Hart, Inspector of Customs and British Com
missioner, baa started for Uuuuaa to investigate
tho murder of Margery, accompanied bv Vice
roy Leban Chang, and by Cham, Chinese
Magistrate of the Mixed Court of Bhangbai.
Vummivt- Autf. il.—Uy a heavy typhoon iu
jlic China Fen several ships word wrecked. Tho
Hf.sm«Mp Gaelic wsm pensidOMblv injured.
Cldrl Of.U’vr lUlchio amt u seaman named
I'ftt-.crH'-ii were washed overboard Mid
drowned. Tin’'' mas great damago in
ti:s »*c utrnl t'l.u'in/rs of Japan. Farina
were flocd'-d. many lives Inst, house?, bridges,
and upuarJ** of ’ *2''"ku G wmtli nf produce
destroyed. '1 here wa*« rainfall seven ami one-
Imlf inches In n few dnvr.
Official tu'tiiO ih received l»y the Japanese
Fen Ipn Office of (ho :inpomlniot;t ot Cbincno
diphmiatic ngc-nlfl to reside m } edd**,
V.. (V.-Inno Kmllh, the* American attache nf
Uni r.tm.’n Office. returns to tlio Japanese
nervico next monih.
San Fiuncisco, Sept. 3.— Australian news by
the Cyphronos is meagre. The Tasmania Tar
liatnont opened July 27 nt Victorcal. The Mel
bourne Exposition will open Kept. 2. .Many pe
titions are being presented to the Assembly to
rctam the protective tariff.
Preparations for the transmission to Melbourne
mi exhibition of Colonial products designed for
Philadelphia Centennial are actively progress
ing- The commercial disturbance occasioned
by recent biiKincs!* failures lux subsided. Tho
condition of trade ib now healthy mid satlsfac-
It'iy. Arrangement* aro being made between
kinking houses. anil im further trouble ts an-
Ini-atcd. Tho New Zealand emigrant steamer
Cullingwnod has arrived at Auckland from
London with fever on board.
died on the panango. nud Hfiy were removed lo
the hospital ou arrival.
At Fiji (he Hon. Sir A. U. Gordon, tlio nowly
appointed Governor, arriv'd Juno U 5. On land
ing ho was received with a military demonstra
tion by native troops.
Calcutta, Sept. 3. —Tlio Govoiumont bero bau
heard nothing (ocoutlrm tho report telegraphed
hence lo tho London Times that tho King of
Hannah Inn refused to rcceivo Col. Duncan, and
the story id generally discredited.
Home, Sept. 3.—lt is reported that Monsignor
Itoiioetti ia tu ho appointed to a high cccloiias
tlcsl diguity in America.
Pabw, Sept. 3.—Oeu, Vrosserd la dead.
London. Hopt 3.—A telegram from Berlin an
nounces that Gen. Knufmau has entered Mho
Al>3ll UA tj FAK EtAG VT.
Cx-.Srcrclaiy U cl lev in Dcl'ciisc ul the
Iliad Hero.
Hartford. Conn., Bopl. 3.—Tho lion. Gideon
Welles has written an article published in tho
Times of ibis city in defense of Admiral Forra
gut as tho capturor of New Oilcans. Tho arti
cle is in reply to a statement in tho recent decis
ion of tho United Hlatos Supremo Court, deliv
ered by ilnstloo Swavnn in tho caco of tlio City of
Now Orleans appellant vs. the New York Mail
Steamship Company. m which tho exprrs.don cc
cuned ; “On tiio let of May. IMJ, tiio Army of
lUu United States csptur.d tho city of Now Or-
Icaiis.” Mr. WHI-,* jrivcs Mm llm city wm
captured bv I’amigut on the :•{ April, ami
le id by him until tii' rnnvul of tho troops. Ho
also quotes Irom the rcc -rdo uf tho War Denim
inent to show that repeated injustice Jins Leo::
done to tho Admiral. A locerd
publlnlied by llm Department, and purporting
to give a record of all events of tho War, dees
not contain Fnrragul’s nnniu. and giv’i tno
credit for tho rapture of tho Htsuh on tho Mis
sissippi, bolow Now Oilcans, In Admiral
Porter, who was a auboidinuto under
Farrngut. The article concludes: “I
have felt it a duty to tlio n.try, to
tlio truth of history, and to Urn most distinguish
ed hero of tlio War, to correct tho uoiß.stuiit
imfißtutoinents which have boeu and stdl r.ro
madoJii regard to tlio capture of Now Orleans,
and to sonio of tho attending circumstances and
ovontuof thatpoiiod, Tlio document, which iu
sent out by tho War Dopartmon: as a chrono
logical table of battles, skirmish*)*, etc., which
took plnco during tho rebellion,’ is not truthful
and reliable, insomuch as it Buppro-si-s and fails
to make mention of some of tho most important
and ci.usp.cuoua battles winch took place, and
wholly niniiH iu.» name of tho most distinguish
ed hero of tho War."
Harris* tlio Alleged l.tMidor ol lUc
IriHurruutiun AoiiiiUedi
New Yore, Kept. 3.—Tho Tnlum 1 hauaspocial
from Bandorsvlllo fla., dittccl yesterday, it rays:
••Tho trial of Htirday IlnrrH, tho c.Tjred man
who In accused of attempting to incite an imAn
toc'.lon among the negroes of that county,
closed at 5:..0 limi evenin';, with u >erd.cl f;»:u
tho jury of * not guilty.* Tho uvidcnco for the
fctato wuu all sulimitod by r.bmit 11 o’clock yj
l_ul,iy morning. mid tho aiicrnoon wa* occupied
by tno rugumonii* of couuvnl. Tho dcfur.-ie ui
tvodneud no witnesses. Thu acquittal of Curday
Ilurrirt was simply the result of tho lailuro of
the provocation to produce any proof of the
criminal intent in any of tho acts which tho
prisoner was accused.”
Watseka, 111., Hept. 3.—Charles Brymh a
prominent young man who died hero yesterday,
was buried to-duy under the auspices of tho In
dependent Order of Odd Follows. Bryan was a
promising young man, highly esteemed for his ex
cellent character, mid his death has cost a gloom
over tho entire city. Tho funeral war largely
attended, and tho ceremonies wore conducted in
a most solemn and impressive manner by tho
brethren of the Order,
APfcidJ Puvateh to Thu Chicago Tribune.
lUcine, Win., Hcpt. 3.—Charles Cblpman,
Clerk of tho Court for this circuit, died this
morning at 10 o'clock, after a fmg days' illness.
Wasuitotoh, D. 0., Hopt. I.—For tho Upper
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CklCalui I
New York, Bept. 3.—A party of twenty-five
gentlemen from Virginia, beaded by (ieu. Fiu
bugh Lev, have arrived here to attend tho con
ference with loading Northern residents as to
the best means of benefiting tbo uraturia! inter
ests of that section of Virginia which was tbe
chief theatre of activo operations during the
civil war, ami has over since suffered, onriug to a
want of immigration.
. Natick, Mass., Bept. B.—A general strike was
Inaugurated to-day among the workmen in ail
tbs boot and oboe establishments at Cochituate,
S9O employes being idle. Tbe employer.) refuse
to restore the pay to tbu same staudaut as be
fore tbo reduction which was mode souio months
since on account of dull trade.
Tim Rnmli-Siilri-a Denounce Tliclr
Strc.'l-KiuMvn.v t'oinimny.
Superintendent Holmes Explains What
the Company Intends Doing.
Different Accounts of a Certain Palmer*
House Conference*
Formation of Iho Anti-Faropaying Club.
A meeting of residents In (ho fioulhom part
of t ho citv ivoh held last evening on the corner
of luhmu avenue and Thlrty-tlret street, to
take oction ngaim-t thn cniitiuuauco of “ hub
tail” cars by Iho South Chicago Ilaihvay Company.
The meeting was held in m> unoccupied store
room. nod tlio accommodations wore somewhat
limited, there being no chairs, and tho Illumina
tion being furnished through tho medium of n
single Itcronotio lamp. Notwithstanding there
discouraging cirrutn?lancc?, the meeting Mas
wed attended, nud much cutliuaiaam was maui
lining nominated mid unanimously elected Chair
man, remarked that ho considered it an honor
to assist nt this mooting, which wnu called in tho
iniei-Cbt of tlio people. Vulcr the present eys
tern. hdicH were insulted daily in tho ntrcct
cars, nml ho hoped Hint proper steps would Lo
taken to prevent it hi tho lutiuo.
being called 00. Raid that tho people had been
pubjcctcd to great incouvcmouco on account of
tlio monopoly possessed by tho Houth Chicago
Hallway Company, Tho Company saved i?IK) t (JUO
yearly by compelling tho pooplo lo act as their
own conductor!* on the card. Ho did not think
anybody could fay a word in favor of bobtail
curs. Ho ako referred to tho incouvciDioucea of
these car* in winter, when pcoplo wero obliged
to wado up to their onklca iu mud in order
to get into tho car*, which wore im-
L-uppKcd wiili platform?. In conclusion, ho ex
pressed tho hope that nil pooplo taking scats m
card hereafter would tell tho conductors to como
and collect tho fare, and not put it in tho box
Slid that, after an experience of several years
in ridni;: upon Smith Divioion caia, ho thought
lie was qualified to speak upon tho subject bolero
the meeting. The ■vkO.ODd saved annually bv tlio
railway coiupauc. through not having conduct
ors, unn taken dirrcllvout of tho people's pock-
Tho speaker had spent several months re
cently in Ki.rone, and had remarked that con
ductors wore employed there on all street-ear
lines. If that could bo done under despotic
Government:*,J-vby should it not bo done under a
republican form of government? This South
Chicago Company bad watered its stock up
to •i'l.’ifi!), and still wanted to extract
mnro inonoy from the public. Mr. Fjsk then
referred to tho disadvantage* of traveling on
tho strict cars under tho present system. Pns-
HUigrrs con'd rot toll where to stop, ami had
no morns of lindmg out. Ladies mu'?! shut tho
car windows in case of rain. Ho conchi led by
asking nil pri—ont to potiv?v< ro in their resist
auce. anil Mio (.’•‘inpsny would bo compelled to
pul conduct ui on nil of its cars.
A voice—“ Wait for the conductor,”
Mr. Alexander impure:! if &»'■ Iriond of fbo
r-rnnh .Siuo Company was present and would
liKf to speak in It* defense,
in rojpuusc to tlii-t invitation.
MR. c. u. HOLME*?.
Superintendent of tho HoucU Hide Company,
stepped forward. Ho uaid that ho had not cctuo
(hero to talk, but to listun. If there
was anything dear to tho Amarlcan heart,
it was tho principle that fair piny should bo
oc.ordog to all, and ho would therefore ask fair
play in behalf of tho Street-Car Company. Ah
To what tho Company Intended doing, ho would
say that it had ordered eighteen uf tho hand
somest ears over made for uco on Wabash
avenue. These cars had been pronounced super
ior to any of tho palace cam on any street
in Europe, costing $25,000 each. Tho
Company would not charge extra for
riding in them, but they would bo thrown open
to nil at the usual price. They wore to bo
shipped from Albany on tho 19th of tiio present
moiith. Tlio “ bobtail” cnrjsy>«tem wan adopted
soiiiu yeais a;;o in iho mlurojt'of tho public, ai
tho ulci Hyctorn of conductors railed to satisfy
either the people or tho company, and tovora! of
the oiilccrtt went to Now Orleans, amt after a
careful inspection of tho system, os then in
u.'o in that city, decided to adopt it
here, Srinco thou tho Company had gradually
incrcaHLd its number of ears uutilthoro was now
ci’Ub.JOO worth of this property. It was un
reasonable to ask that ull this properly bo
thrown nvav at once. Any change mu.it bo
gradual. Comr-ai'isoim, said Mr. Holmes, had
been instituted' between (he West and tiouth
Bide Companies, hut it must bo remembered
that tho West Halo Company carrcd paaton
irralmt 3 miles, wlu!o the JjouiU Side Company
had to entry them fl miles. Tho Company, in
its efforts to plcnscfltho public, had recently
bought Tii) additional lioivoa. Ho was certain
that tho iJoaril- of Director) wmild uiioul any
plan winch nould antiafy the public if they were
only given time and opportunity.
Mr. Alexander said that he, with .Mr. Fisk,had
takuu tides un ami down Slate Hiteol ul dillerent
times without paying, and at tho samo
lima Inviting everybody in tho car
to ride ay tiioir quests. In this
manner one Afternoon, between 1 and 7 o'clock,
there wore 1,1711 pnsn-ngers who rode froo. To
uuiUur became ho s?rioas ut length Hut a com*
uittleo from tlio Hoard of Directors of tho Com*
p.uiy wnitvi upon hiniHcif and Mr. Fisk (U tho
i'almor House and requested a conference. At
that meeting thu Directors promised to put con
ductors on their cars, ami also to build platforms
upon them, on condition that they would ceaoo
their persecutions.
Mr. Holmes—That is entirely falnn.
air. Alexander—lt was'your proposition, and
I will reiterate it in any place and at anytime.
Wo, like gentlemen, acceded to tho proposition,
but what was tho result? You put on about
fifteen platforms, but you did output on con
Mr. Holmes wished to 'fay a word about tho
Palmer House mooting. About that time there
bad been more or loss riding without paying
fares, and tho Directors suggested that
it would bo well to sco Messrs.
Alexander and Fisk, and learn their Intentions.
At that mooting ho (Mr. Holmes) itad stated that
tho Company had already commenced putting
platforms on tho cats. No promises of »uy kind
wcio given.
At this point considerable vocal sparring en
sued between Messrs. Alexander and Holmes, la
regard to tho apodal policemen of the Company.
Mr. Holmes claimed tint they were appointed
solely to protect the passengers and remove
drunken men from the cars, whito Mr. Alexander
strongly insisted that their mission was to intim
idate people Into paying tiioir faros.
Mr. Alexander asked: ••Have you aright to
aompol a man to put his faro in tho box i ”
Mr. Holmes iop|;ed: “Vus; on this point we
long ago took legal advice. Besides, why do
you people complain at being obliged to put your
faro in the box while you do that very thing in
omnibuses without murmur ? "
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To this latter (iuory .Mr. Alexander said that
omnibuses woro urivatu property. Any man
could dtlvo an onmmun, hut a htroot-csr com
pany was Inmnd by tho wishes of the public.
After a lively discim-ion.
cot a obanco to put in a word. He said that he
bad lived nine or ten yours iu tbu southern part
of the city, and bad never hood any protection
extended by tho Routh Hide Company to its pat
rons wbilo riding on tbo curs. On the contrary,
be bad ulten seen very uugoutlomaulv conduct,
and bad seen the drivers insult lady passengers
by demanding their faro even after they bad
paid. Tbo fact was that tbo Railway Company
did not want to help tho public. Us only care
was for iteulf. 110 (Mr. Callahan) was a mem
ber of tbo Grand Jury which Investigated the
alleged bribery connected with tbo grant to lav
a track on Wabash avenue. Although several
important witnesses had been spirited away, ho
was certain, from whut ho hoard, that the Com
pany really did buy tbo franchise of
tbu Common Council for $30,009. In'
order to accomplish anything towards
•uhduiug this groat monopoly it was necessary
that they form a club. Mr. Callahan olosed by
saving chat bu would subscribe $199 or $590, i'f
desirable, to that end.
Mr. Alexander—l will do the same.
Mr. M. Bolden moved that the Chairman ap
point a Committee of five to draft appropriate
resolutions, and begin tbu organization of a club
wbo should refusu to pay faros on tbs Bouth
Bids railway cars.
I TheVhaimuu appointed as such Committee
Messrs. M. Holden. Ik Ik Fisk, 11. S. Alexander,
A. 11. Heaves, and .1. 1,. High. '1 ho connntueo
was. on m itioii. instructed to report at another
meeting to be cat toil at their discretion.
The meeting then adjourned.
I’nnonrrs l*nrdmied Irnm (tin Peril
(.•iirinr)—fr'ormntton or n I’nbltc l.t.
liriuv-rr*fnraiioii<) for Iho Joliet
l>i*(rlrt C:«mp*Jiovtlng.
ahvi•:/ IhtjuiM to lit ChiMna 7Viaim< - .
.Toliet, HI.. Sept. 3.—Tho Joliet lifinhlknn
lia» been invcaligatiug tho mailer of pardoua
again, ami. nan rerun, finds that from Jan. 1,
1575, to Sept. 1,157 G, a period of eight month?,
thovo woru uiuotj-eix convicts pardoned,-*-au
nvorngo of twelve por month. In this number
arc included nix llfo-limo prisonorn, nud at least
fourteen other mutdororn, eontonocil for from
one lo Iwcnty-flvo years’ Imprisonment each,
making a total of twenty murderers, or more
than onc-llfth of tho whole number pardoned.
Homo of ihci'o ensoa of Excoutivo clomonoy are
uauton impositions on tho public, so glar
ingly im.luet to wcll-bchavod ami peace
ahlo convicts, as for liihlbuco Iho caao ot Will
iam .Tone?, a fourteen-year prisoner, sent from
Chicago In IHGS for larceny, and pardoned
on the 22d of July last, who was considered by
the ofllccru as ouo of tho worst men over con
fined iu the prison, nud who was punished
during his incarceration thirteen times for ila
grant violations of tho pnnon regulations.
Thomas Hraihears, sentenced iu !Sis3. to iweniy
fivo years’ imprisonment for manslaughter, hav
ing previously served a term in iho Arkansas
Htato i’cniloutiary, i ardoned May 5, JS7S, was,
ns is shown by tho records of the prison, pun
ished four times for Assaulting different offi
cials. and refusing to work. Many other exam
ples might be cited of clemency extended to un
worthy applicant*, while It Is a notorious fact
that hut low ccuvicta who realty deserve a par
don, and who would, if released, make good
citrons, can obtain a favorable hearing, and
tho host and most deserving couvlrtn seldom re
ceive a pardon, hut servo out their sentences
with no incentive to good behavior beyond tho
Uopo ot mailing aUt’.lo “ good turn*.”
At itn regular ucfih’.oii on last Wednesday of
tcrtioou tbo Common Council unanimously voted
to establish n public binary ami free reading
room m the city. Mayor tkool nominated, and
the Council confirmed, tbo following ladles and
gentlemen as Directors of tho library: The
lion, ilenjamiu Clin, Dr. A. W. Huiso. tbo Hr n.
Kdwln Dorter. Mrs. Dr. Ilaynnr. Mm. 11. B.
Bmitli. tho Hon. O. 1). A. Par!;*, E. M. Bray.
George Mnnroe, and J. I. Mather. Tbo Will
County Historical Boctcty ottered to donate its
enacts to tbo public library on condition that
tho debt of said nocicty, not exceeding SIOO in
amount, bo paid by tho Library Directors, and
tbo L. and M. .Society ottered $l5O to furnish
matter for tbo reading-room. and $75 to bo ox
pnndsd in making tho library-rooms attractive,
which, together with tbo formor proposition,
was referred to tbo Library Directors.
Exton-uvo preparations Imvo been mtulo by
those irttorostod, for tho Joliet District Cnmp-
Mcolmg. which commences next Wednesday,
Kept, d, at tho Centenary Camp-Grounds in Mow
Lenox. Tho mooting promises to ho largely at
tended. and of unusual interest. Tbo arrange
ments for tbo comfort and entertainment of tbo
expected tmiUUudo nro complete,
those of tbo mooting iaet year, when they were
thought to bo nearly perfect, and winch was gen
erally admitted, by people familiar with such af
fairs. to Imvo boon tho lest conducted camp
meeting ovor hold on thuao grounds or in thia
part of tlin country.
A boarding house, conalaUng of a two-story
upright, UOxSti feet, with two wings, ono 1G feet
h |uuic, to bo used us a UtUion. ami llio other n
large lent, ."0:.5J feet, intended for a lunch
r-’ ini and dining-bill, bar Ivrn errchd, and v.i!|
n[t - >rd uniplo nrr.’ii.umdati ms I* »r pupplying all
who attend, with phy.-ical nmuiidiin ni:. '
A competent person will have charge of tbo
bi'.ardini'-houHU, and there will ho no diliicalty in
obtaining a sabutantiol repast at at nuy time.
Tl-.o ministers of this district, which includes
tbo Methodist Episcopal churches in Will. Kan
kakee, Urn ml v, and parts of LaSalle and Cook
Comities, and many distinguished clergymen
from abroad, will bo in attendance. Tho meet
ing will continue for come ton days ; and it is
confidently expected bv the members of tbo
church iu this city that It will oxcoll m numbers,
in interest, in faithful work, and In beneficial
results to tho causo of morality and rctigiou,
any camp-mooting heretofore bold iu this dis
Special Dispatch lo The Cltteaaj Tribune.
Tout Doooe, ia.. Sept. O.—A largo crop of
small gram was sown in this section, nod about
two-thiids of it is in stack. Tho oilier portion
has been badly injured by rains, and iu in a fair
way to utter destruction. It lias rained hero al
most incessantly for four or (ire days and nights.
Cora and potatoes aro good thus far, and, should
fair, warm weather como soon, a largo crop in
expected. All along the Illinois Central, from
Bionx City to this place, (lie rain has dono about
tbo same damage as in this locality. 1 should
Judge that shout ouo-lbiril of tbo wheat and oats
are yet In shock and unbound Lundies, and of
oourso badly injured. Dry weather is tiro only
hopo for saving it. Tbo same is tmo of grass in
tbo cock for hay. Corn looks woll all along this
dintaucc. Also, the run lint boon so severe aud
incessant that farmers are despondent.
Suecuil Ifienotch to i'tui Ch-e mo tribune.
Ddruque, lu., Uupt.A bridge 3 miles cast
of Ackl<*y, on tbo Illinois Railroad, was so far
washed out by tbo good last night that trains
cannot cross it, probably, for a day or two.
From Tort Dodge to this place about one-fourth
of tbo small grain Is um-uckcd aud badly in
jured by tno rains, though its condition im
proves as we approach the Mississippi. Corn is
pot as good through Hamilton, Hardin, and Bu
oluuun Countica us it is west of thoso counties.
Tho streams are swollen to their highest point,
and in many places have washed away fences
and shocks of grain. Tho ground seems to bo
no Ihorougliivjsonkcd with water that it stands
iu ponds, covering a great deal of surface.
Rnerint IHtpatch to The CMeano Tribune.
Da Cuoiisc, Wls. Hopt. 3.—Thowoalborclcared
up last night, and to-day has been favorable for
ciope, Quito a stiff breozo from tho west has
prevailed throughout tho day. With good
weather for a few days to come, .tbo crops will
bo saved in good condition. Should more rain
come, in any quantity, disastrous results will
follow. Millers and farmers fool more cheerful,
and although a great many are of tbo opinion
that couttiderahto damage has been dono, all are
inclined to think tbo damage to tho crops nut so
bad as feared yesterday.
Sveetal Dlepat'h fo The Chicago Tribune.
M..tu»on, Wis., Bopt. 3.—There was n heavy
rain-storm hero Just night, with heavy drying
weather to-day, aud no harm woe done. More
corn seems likely to mature than was thought
possible after tho late frosts.
Sptttal DUoaleh to Tin Vnieago Tribune,
Winona, Jlmu., Sept. 3.—Weather to-day
cool, with uolhtrest wind favorable for olriug
out wheat, lleports from tho interior show that
tho grain has suffered much damago by the
heavy rains. The effect will undoubtedly bo to
make a groat deal of No. 3 wheat, in many
places tho wheat has grown in the stock aud
shock. The farmers have not been able to ac
complish any harvest work this week.
A'pscfat DuixUch to Tht Chicago 'Jribune,
Bioox Crrr, la., Bopt. 3.—Very discouraging
reports are received of tho condition of wheat
and other cut grata in Dakota and this section
of lowa. Not more than two-thirds of (he crop
will be saved, and that In a poor condition. Corn
and potatoes are not jnjurod to any great ex
Watseka, 111, Bopt. 3.—Much of tho corn in
this, Iroquois County, is already out of the way
of tho frost, and if the present warm weather
continues for two weeks longer, tho entire crop
will be saved, making it by far tho largest crop
of com secured m many yean.
Sptnai PUoateh to The Chicago Tribune
Milwaukee Bopt. 3.— ln the case of Bhook
A Palmer. against Gilmore A Boberts, lessees of
tho Opera-House aud members of the Union
Square Theatrical Company, to show cause why
they should not be enjoined from playing the
••Two Orphans," before Judge Dyer, to-day,
Senator Carpenter, for the defendants, asked
for a continuance till Monday, and, after a keen
legal contest, au order wxa eventually made
coinlnuipi< tue hearing till to-morrow afternoon,
aud tho play to-night was not interfered with.
Another Ctiimtlltm Crow! Over
tlio Trenly of Wash
Secrclaiy Briitow Cannot Allow Ccr
tnin Higlils Claimed by
A Mco T.llllc SpocnlitHon Discovered In
flic Interior Department*
HUt'dteh to TUt TrV</ii\
Washington, I>. C., Kept. 3.—Tho Treaty of
Washington seem? lo ho an everlasting thorn In
tho ride of tlio Canadians. Tho taxation of. tho
tin cans containing lobsters* and salmon was
counted a Yankee trick. Tho annoyance In re
gard to seal locks and transportation of bonded
goods across tho frontier next vexed our neigh
bors, and now comes tho greatest of all. Tho
Grand Trunk ItaUway Company has been em
phatically Imformod hv the Hocretary of tlio
Treasury that tho Company cannot do the
canying trade of tlio lakes. It appoara
llioro Is a cunlllct of opinion iu the
interpretation of tho JMHh article of
tho Treaty of-Washington, and the Secretary de
cides In favor of the United States. Tlio follow
ing is the text of tho letter addressed to thu
Collector at Port Huron, Mich.:
1 have receive,! >bur Itiitrr of tlio 23J of Augiut,
slating that iho Grand Trim!: Railway Compuuy of
Canada dealre lo fiilp lioiir uinl other merchandise lu
stounuTP loom IMUntli, Mum., tobarmn, Canada,
«n;l ib’UiM by rail via Port Huron to Detroit, At
Harnh the imuctiatnUso would be reloaded into car?
cn tho Company’* yard and pip* over (he ferry
into Iho L'niluti Htates nt Port Huron, which
proceeding (lie Directors claim would micl tlio ro
qulrfnu'ut* of Art. IS) of the Treaty of Washington,
tolaltva to (li-i carrying by laud In Csnada of mer
chandise destined from <mo port or place in tlio
United utatoi to another port or place therein. They
nlao claim Hint under Art. Hi ui* Iho regtiUUona of
Mutch 88, IHT.’i, Iliuy huvu llio satao to iihip
freight to Detroit in iho manner proposed that they
have to srnd U lo Island Pond or HI. Albans.
In reply to your reauoii forimiaodlato instructions,
you arc informed ibal it ujipears to tbo Department
that such shipment* were not contemplated by tho
treaty or tho refutations nfomald; that they would
ho an infringement on the right to migigo lu tho coam
ing trade of tho United Htatcs given by law exclusively
t > American vpmola. ami that they aro forbidden by
Sec. a, 110 of the llcvlacd Statutes, which provides under
■evero penalties that "Sn goods shall at «uy port
of tbo United States on (ho frontier bo laden on a
vra»el Itelonßiog wholly or in part to a subject of a
foreign country, mid shall Ihj taken thcuco to a for
eign port to b- relailcn mid reshlppcd to any other
port in tho United States, with intent to evade tbo
coasting lawi." There could bo no claim to a right to
land tbo goods at I’urt Huron, and tho landing of them
at merely ncrora tho river in Uannda. and transporting
them to that jwrt over tbo foiry, does not seem to mo
to alter the case.
Special Dispatch to'Jh« CUicaao Tribune.
Washington. D. C., Hopt. 3. —lt is reported
time frauds have boon discovered in connection
with tbo purchase of furniture for tbo Interior
Department. Tho oxtont of tho dishonesty does
not appear, but it is probable that all tbo (acts
will t-'oon bo made public. As aif illustration, it
is oiiscrlcu that desks which wore formerly
rtrnibbed by a Baltimore bouse at $lO apiece
oro now bought of ndo dor In this city at *lls.
Tho profits nro, It Is said, divided among throe
V&Tliox, two in tho Dopmmont and tho fnvnltnvo
dealer, and mnnt amount to a good many
thousands of dollars annually.
•run hue nujioi-Aav,
There is still a groat deal of intercut mani
fested in tho report dint Benton, tho safe bur
glar, Is hero in concealment, but it is impossible
to ascertain the precise facts. It is believed,
however, that bo iu hero, but that bo came under
a mifianpreboiieiou as to tbo time when tho
chaugo was to tako plneo in tbo District Attor
ney's Onico. and that upon ascertaining that
Judge Fisher retires on tho 10th inet. inroad of
tho Ist, ho decided to keep shady until that
Tbo steamer C. Hickox lias boon reported to
tbo Treasury Department by tho Collector of
Customs at Cleveland for violation of tho Navi
gation taws in carrying an oxcohh of passengers.
There seems to do sumo question about tho
amount of penalty which ought to bo imposed
on tbo vessel, although tbo evidences of her vio
lation of law nro Buliicicnt to warrant the Col
lector m doing her in accordance with tbo un
mistakably uxi'kcit dirtclioiiß of tho law for tbo
punishment of violations of this soil.
Washikotos, I). C., Wept. 3.—Bernhard
Schlioliting'is appointed internal Revenue .Store
keeper for tbo First Wisconsin District.
Secretary Bristow loft to-day for Now York ou
oflicial buuiuouß.
Rpoclal Ditpzlch to The Clnewo Tribvne,
fir. Cuarlhs, 111., Sent. 3.—Thomas Ham
mond, a young men living with Mr. Hoag on
his tarmnt Fayvillo, somo 4 miles from (his
city, was nlmnst torn to pieooa by a vicious bull
to-day. Hr, Hammond was attempting to drivo
somo cattle Into a barn, when the bull made for
him. Ho says lie remcHibeis seeing the hull
como towards him. and lie mode a few attempts
to keep him off, and the rest is a blank. Ho
was knocked down aud trampled almost out of
sight. Tlio pour fellow was gored so as to bo
almost unrecognizable, ami has not one square
inch on his body that is not terribly bruised.
H(s attending physician, Dr. 11. Si. Crawford,
gives faint hopes of Ids tecovory.
.Vpreiat Pupatclt (» The L'ntrano Tribune,
Detroit, Sept. 3,—This afternoon tho body
of Mrs. Dorothy Van B.vko, who lived unhappily
with her husband, was found in a well at Spring
Welle, in tho yard of her brother-in-law. A
small cut with a knlfo was found on hor abdo
men,.and the cause of death variously ascribed
to accident, suicide, and murder.
Speflal ihtpateh to The Chicago Tribune.
McGregor, la., Bopt. B.—A northem-bonnd
freight-train to-day on tho Chicago, Milwaukee
A Ht. Raul Railroad, when near Taopa, Minn.,
struck a land-slide, Tho engine, with five cars,
via* ditched. No one wot seriously injured,
Tho passenger-trains aro ten hours late.
Special VinxUch to The CMeaoo Tribune,
I’onnEHioN, 111., Bopt 3.—11. 8. Jonne, a
mvitcbinau on the Illinois Central and Chicago &
Itock Inland Hallways, while in tlio disr barge of
duty lost night, caught Ufa foot iu a frog aud
wan run over by a portion of the trolnl Ho was
badly mangled and died in a few hours.
Social Ihtiutleh to Tht Chkano Tribun*,
Sioux City, Bopt. 3.—Every effort has been
made to discover the body of Menu, tho engi
neer killed last week on tho wioux City It Pacific
Hoad, but, up to this time, no trace of tho body
baa been found.
Special PUpaUh to The Chicago Tribune.
Peouia, HI., Sept. 3.— Pr. Bhippard's body
was found this evening near tho mouth of Farm
Creek, by two small hoys, who will receive the
reward offered by the citizens of Eureka for its
Special Ditoateh (o The Chicago Tribune.
Dloohinqton, 111. Bopt. 3.—Joseph Mahan, a
TowauJa Township farmer, had a 1 eg broken to
dar bv being thrown from a wagon in Blooming
ton, Ho was also injured internally.
Cincinnati, Bopt. 3.—A Commercial epecisl
from Bloomington, lud., says the boiler of a
saw-mill, near that place, exploded to-day,
killing James Bkiuuer aud seriously wounding
five others.
New Youk. Bopt. 3.—A Bt. John’s (N. F.)
dispatch slates that tho whaling schooner Abblo
Bradford, spoken at sea. reports the loss of five
men In a boat lost mouth.
Nasuvilu, Teon.j Bepi. B.— The first bale of
now cotton received yesterday from Mr. John
\V. Townsend, near Elkmont, Ala., shipped to
the commission house of Bhtrlock. iioko A Co.,
was put up at auction at U o’clock this morning
ami. afters spirited bidding, was knocked down
to Mr. T. Henderson, representing the North
Alabama tin I Middle Tcnne«fino Granger*, ft!. U
unnln, Tho second bale. received by W. .1.
Pullen, Athens, Ain., shipped to McAllister A
Wljclchp. wuh pal up at auction nnd sdil t > V.
Hooper Horrw at 30 coots, and shipped to Will*
lata Black A- Co.. New York.
Tho alarm from Hot 71:) nt 10:10 o'clock lust
night was occasioned by ilio burning of ft bftrn
In rear of No. Hi Lnrrnbco street, owned by
Charles Bnrtli. Damagn, riO; uu Insurance,
ll id believed that iuio malicious persim not lii 3
l milling on lire. Wlulo Kn.-'inu No. 11 was pro.
rpuJing to thu fire she collided with n Chicago
avenue car nt.d tho driver of Clio steamer whs
thrown violently from his scat nnd severely in
jured about tho neck and left loir.
A slight tiro ,in Wilson's packing-house, No.
J7J South Canal aired, »t I'ii'J'J o'clock this
morning, enmnd trifling damage. Dux Cll gave
tho signal. Cmiso of tiro unknown.
PiTTsaunn, Kept, s),—About 3 o’clock this
morning a lire occm rod at Braddock's Field;?,
pa., ou tho Monongnlioln Itivor, destroying eight
buildings. occupied by Conrad Fisher and An
drew Kramer, grocers: Hhernwln Brothers, feed
store; Mrs. Haggerty, milliner; Ilonry Barn
liardt. shofl-sloro: Jesse MnCunc, wngon-makor;
anil two oilicos owned bv .lames Hughes. Tin
total loss is * 115,030 ; fully insured.
About tin same hour, a row of twenty tene
ment houses at McKeesport, Pa., owned by the
National Tube Works Company, wore tnlnliv
destroyed by lira. The loss is about $11), out);
covered by insurance.
Jacrhokvillk, 111., Kept. T- -Mr. Joseph Cald
well, the Circuit Court Clerk of this county, Inst
his dwelllng-houne. located at Wav»*rlv, night
before last, it having been consumed by tire.
The loss Is between $3,030 nnd $0.()T); Insured
in tho /Kina, of Hartford, for $0,300. The file
was undoubtedly tho work of nu incendiary.
Ban Fiuncisco, Bnpt. O.—A tiro at Virginia
City this morning destroyed tho Odd Fellows’
Building, including tho olllco of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, n frame building and
stable with several horsed. Loss $123,000.
Cincinnati, Sept. s.—Tho Enquirer'* Charles
town, W. Va.. special ronorta tho burning of tho
Gillsun House and tho Henry House, two princi
pal hotels of that place. Loss not stated.
Ilusslitn and Swiss Affairs*
The first ton locomotives woro Imported to St, I
Petersburg hi 1873. from tlio Raldwin Loco
mutivo Works, of Philadelphia, followed by
twenty more from tho same firm, aud lost sum
mer fifty more wore contracted for at tho
Grant Factory, lu Now York. Tho ureal mo
ment of this Incipient tmdo will ho ap
parent from the fact that there is an im
mense field hero open for their import for many
generations tu como. tho railroad lines of Russia
having just commenced to develop on a grander
scale, those in operation hardly reaching to
18.00(1 English miles up to this dav. Tho small
locomotives heretofore built in Russia (at tho
ralo of 100 to 130 only a year), also liman
imported from Germany, Franco, and
Uolgium, wero all built for consumption of wood
for fnnl, till tho agent of the Philadelphia
firm had brought tho attention of tho consuming
departments to tho fact that anthrncito coat of
the heat finality can bo found around Urn Town of
Woronl.di, In 'Southern Russia, extending over
180 miles, and that whole rfftlotm were abound
ing with it In tho southern half of thoEmpiio
Hillictont to fond tho locomotives of thu
whole continent. Tho American locomo
tives finally accepted and introduced
hero—being expressly built for coal
consumption only—have led Russian capital to
tho development of the now quite numerous
coal mines in the districts named. On account
of tho faultless finish of tho American locomo
tives ami their superior power, guaranteed to
haul on a level 1,07 j tons, in lien of those here
tofore In use, hauling but 1550 to 700 tons, they
aro rauoh preferred, as the higher iirico paid for
them (namely, 25,000 silver rubles apiece. In
stead of 18,000 to 20,000 silver rubles paid for
those brought in from Gormauy and Austria)
would indicate.
Tho total value of American cotton brought
toCronatudt during tho year ending Hupt. 0,
1874, amounted to $15,385,188, r.ud that of cot
ton bought to Roval to $10,8(54 (*OO, giving to.
pother tho astonishing total of $38,219,683.
From a tabular statement Ibo following consid
erations are presented; 1. That while in 1873
twenty-six American vessels imported cotton, pe
troleum, and other American goods to Croti-
Btadt and Roval, representing a value of
811,735, forty-three foreign vessels brought in
American goods valued at $5,188,080 daring that
year. 2. That, while m 1873 tho valuo of goods
imported in twoutv-ibrco American vessels was
$3,405,-109, tho eighty-two foreign vessels brought
American goods to tho amount of $H,615.18ti.
3. Lastly, during .1874, up to Kept. 30, whito
twenty-throe American vessels have imported
goods valued at $3,899,708, ibo eighty-four for
eign vessels have brought goods valued at
$33,831,403. 4. It will ho perceived, also, that
the total Imports hi seventy-two American
vessels amounted, during tho three years, to
$11,110,903, while that brought by 309 foreign
voxels amounted to $38,C31,7J9. 5. Finally, Urn
total valuo of imports to theso two ports in
American ond foreign vessels in 1872 amount
ed to $3,000,000 (most of which being cot
ton) ] that in 1873 amounted to $12,020,5811, and
that imported in 1874 reached the unprecedented
sum of $20,721,331. Will this rapid increase in
tho imports of American cotton to Russia still
continue, or bos the last vear boon an excep
tional one? Tho near future will decide.
It would scorn, however, that tho now impetus
given of late years to Russian cotton industry,
as stated before, will; in all probability, bo
enhanced bv the new markets Russian cotton
goods ore finding outside of their own fur ex
tending east—in those Asiatic territories lately
annexed to their country, ns also in Khokaml,
Kashgar, and other neighboring Asiatic nations
having treaties of amity, friendship, and com
merce with Russia, where English goods brought
from East Indio, as is well known, cannot com-
Coto with the Russian article. Tho subject
olng connected with tho chief article of Ameri
can import to this country is deserving an
earnest study. With tho materials oo band I
shall continue my researches, and shall submit
their further results for the information of the
Tho separation of Btatu and Church finds
moro and more favor with tho mass of tho
people of Switzerland. Obstacles in tho way
of its epeedy realization aro the fear
of (ho Cantonal Governments of losing
ail controlling power In the now
established, thorough, and uniform school sys
tems, and. consequently, all diroctivo influence
upon future gonoiatious of citizens. Another
liupedlmont in tho way of Us attaining popular
ity is the belief that, by sacrificing tho National
Church, innumerable secis might arise, aa in
America, which is not coveted hero. According
to the now Swiss Constitution, ail hoys aud girls
having passed tbsir sixth year, must outer school
and continue their studios until they aro H years
•* American Government securities aro largely
held; hut American railway bonds are almost
disappearing from tho market. All confidence
iu the latter eoouriUes is lost, nor is It much to
surprise one. when it isromomberod that foreign
capital, to the amount of hundreds of millions
of dollars, is lying in American rail
road bonds, and not drawing one cent of interest.
Investors hers have not lost so much faith iu the
resources of America as they havo iu tho com
piou honesty aud uprightness of tho managers
of Amoncan roads; and X doubt very much if
eufiloieut money could be borrowed in Switzer
land to day to build a singlo mile of American
railway. There is abundance pf money
here to lend, but those holding it are
discouraged from investing iu our railway
socurltioa by the repeated false reports of
railway officials as to earnings; by tho tre
mendous amount of expenses, as compared with
the incomes of the roads: bv tho exorbitant sal
aries allowed railway officials; by the reported
want of truth in statements made by railway
S residents as to the real condition of the roads;
y the eagerness with which our railway oor
rotations seize upon technicalities of law
o enable them to avoid meeting just
demands; and by the haste with which they
stop interest payments at the approach of any
financial trouble. Those aro all objections that
can iu time bo removed by Amerioau railway
corporations adopting an economical and honest
policy/ iu which they must not forget that they
aro not the owners of, hut the agents in. the
business which they are called npou to manage."
bars. Fa., Qapt. 3.—Got. Uartranft waa met
at tbe depot by an immense crowd to-night, ana
waa tendered a grand reception at tbo fteod
House. He will review tbe Seventh Division of
tbe National Guard of Pennsylvania, now at
Camp Hutraoft* tbia oily, to*£aoituw.
Heavy Rains—Groat Destruction o
Wheat—Land-Slides am]
I’lllmrrr Indian*. "on the Wnr*Fafh»
lor |]cor*«lllH*nllsfrtcllou Among
tlio CliipiKnym.
Spteint Comtron itnce i\f The Chiraao TVffton#,
St. Paui., Minn.. Hopt. I.—Monday ovonlnq
there occurred bore, and over .tho larger part of
tills stato nnd Northwest Wisconsin, one of
over known in this region. During tho first hour
2.03 Inches of water fell, and, during tho to.
mnindcr of tho night about ns much more.
Tlii* storm was accompanied by incessant
nibg-llnshrm and a constant thundering, had
night there enrao another tain,—not so heavy
here, but oxtending as widely through the
country, ami in somo places more
Bovora, than ilio storm of Monday niglit. Urgu
slortriH were, in limited sections of tho country,
mado more destructive by violent winds. Here,
in Ht. I’ftiil. powers wore hurst, cellars and
houses on low grounds wore flooded, nnd newly,
graded streets and grounds wore badly washed
out. Near Minneapolis,, a few sheds and light
dwelling-houses wore blown over, nnd nnmt
harm wan occasioned by lightning. Oat it is tbi
farmers and
Tim wiiBAT-cnor
which Buffered most from these Ptorrai,
which followed a week of wet weather,
relieve,l by only a- few hours cl
drying weather on Hnmlay Inst. It Is impossible
as yet to give any wcU-fo’ucded estimate of tho
loss which must have resulted on the spring
wheat crop of Minnesota and Northwest Wis
consin. Hat no one boro, ns nt present advised,
would place the loss at less than one-third cl
tho whole crop. Almost every railway-pasnca.
gar and farmer who has come into tho city to-day
has brought samples of growing and rottiui;
wheat :nkcn from ebooks in tho fields they
parsed. They aro all agreed that bntnaiaii’l
part of (he crop bad boon stacked be
fore the wot weather sot in ; nnd that, ti
far ns their observations conM bo extended, all
the grain exposed in shocks had been injured,
and few stacks had escaped unharmed. It ij
only because wo make a liberal allowance for
the exaggeration of first reports, and know that
tbo worst nows haw como first, that wo place the
estimate of loan nt no moro than one-third c|
tbo whole crop, representing to tho farmers ol
thin Htato and adjoining couullos of Viscousio
a money-loss of at least $10,000,000. BhoalJ
later and moro fall reports servo to reduce tin
reports of this great calamity, Tiik Tjuuuse
will bo promptly advised ol Ho fact.
occasioned by tho storm of Monday, itilormplci
all our railroads. Thn Milwaukee 81. Pari
ond tho West Wisconsin (Northwestern) linei
have remained interrupted till now, hut trill
probably numtno to-nighl. It is related that,
while the Chicago train coming In Monday night
on tho River Chin was waiting, during the
first hour of the storm, just inside tbs
city limits, fur a land-slide whica
him como from Dayton’s Fluff*, ir:r
Carver’s Cave, to bn removed from tho track, &
frightened dovo llcw Into ouo of tho patsengtr.
can and lit upon tho knee of a gentleman from
Chicago. Ho chanced by* fright was tho peer
bird from its usual manner of timidity, tint ii
suffered, without struggling, tho fondliug and
petting to which ouo utter another of tho lady
piwaengera subjected It, glad to crouch low apoii
oiiy hand or lap which offered it shelter. Tie
Chicago gentleman is taking good caro of tb»
dove, and intends to carry li homo,
.Since the rniuy season, or rather within tbs
lost seven days, tho Mississippi has raised 3 fed
ami 8 inches.’having rained 1 foot In tho h«t
Iwonty-four bourn. Tula Is mmetud, if not un
precedented, ut this point, and furnishes ooi
thing for congratulation iu connection with tbs
storm ; that is. that tho largest boats can ogalo
como up to St. Paul, there being now 6 foot m
the channel, and consequently freight-rates will
remain low all tho fall.
On Monday word o&mo from Dralnord (bat ilia
Pillager Indiana wore
■run war-path.
killing cattle and destroying other property•, aol
that Mr. Whitehead, their Agent, had (hat slur
noon paused through that village on hu way n
ohlaiu tioopu from Fort lliplov, vthian in aboil
20 miloa below Jlraiucrd, and about 70 miles
from tho Agency. Tho nows did not occasion
any alarm, aa It wan generally known that the
Pillagers are a email band (whoso former xcptm
lion is sicuiflod by their name), and thattbar
are not likuly to ho joined by any others ol lit
Chlppowaa in any movement against the whiter.
To-day Agent Wlilloboad arrived hero to coneai;
tho United fitatoe District Attorney an to lib
power and duty In tho matter. AccotJuiß to
Lie statement, tho. outbreak is ooulmtd
to a had Indian known m Slurgtoa
and some twenty or thirty young
men whom he inflnooces. They have made do
demonstration against tho wines. Thoir «Jj
object of attack has Icon tho Ageoov catllo. tl
winch tboy had killed throe when Mr. Wait*-
head lust heard from tho Agency (ho bus U«ii
absent a week or more), and huvo threatened 10
kill the remaining -fifteen at tho rate of one»
day. Old Sturgeon's excuse is, that ho sad
young men who are with him want beef, ta
which, according to tho practice ou that me:-
vation. they are not entitled until winter
sots in. According to Mr. Whitehall
Sturgeon is a woilhloflo follow. ’ilionyU
a brother-in-law of tlio Pillager Cbiaf,
Flatmouth, that worthy has felt compelled w
expel him from his baud; since which riiuwM
Las tried to dissolve tho relationship by Btkluu;
a knife into Mm. Sturgeon. lie ts also one of
tho wild old boys among the Chlppewas, bavins
no idea that there power in tho couutiy
greater than* bo can ’muster among the breech
clouted wild hoys around Leech Lake, flit s
the way the Agent talks about it. 1 piemen
that Bturgoon would havo a different f torr n
toll, but can only imagine that he wouldn't ?>*•
to Whitehead any better character lhu» Wh»e
hoad gives to him.
The Pillagers, ami, inj'nct, most of tho f bxp
powas of tho several bunds on the LcccU-Un
Itcßervatlou. havo been dissatisfied for yean,
claiming to havo been wronged in the ouiter ( >
annuities and promised aids to farming by t®®*
missionor Smith, and thoao who have succeeds
him in the Chippewa Agencies. This diMatia*
faction wte iueroaeed by tin sola of (heir plot*
by Smith and Oowen to Wilder,—an affair nbwa
they have never been made to understand is in
tended for their benefit. Their;ilWcoliuKMW
tho nloo-salo has boon so strong that Wilduf
no hurry to cororaonce cutting under bi> w®*
tract, but encourages hla frleudfl at Wm»*
fasten to bold tho oootraot suspended. Lumber
men who go up to out moo from the lauds net;
the reservation have also found it necessary P
flrat conviuco the Indiana that they ' T ® rfl ' P:J
trcßpasaiug. Tho lumbermen's trouble Ifl funs«
increased by the fact that tho eouth line of t®»
reservation has not been determined to Ui*
UfoctiouoC the Indians,—its eastoru termunw
having been fixed by a lake named in the treiif
and there holng two lakes of tho name, the cat
some 7 miles south of the other.
Frtciat nuvaleh to The CMtaoo Tribune.
Doduqob, 1&-, Hopt. 8.— I The river la riwoff**
this polut verv rapidly, coming op 0 locW*
within this pact twenty-four boarc. and * H*®
over 8 foot is reported sweeping down n P° n ,
from LftOroaao. Old steamboatmen shake »*r
beads over tbo proepoot, and aru putting thw
arka in readiness for a float. it Uli ,
Tbo liar. J. 11. Itbea, pastor of tbo w»
Street Methodist Church. was mobbed "I J
number of bis loving parishioners this ovei L|
tod pretested with UOi.fiO la greenbacks. i«
presentation apeacb w»a delivered
D. N. Cooley, and responded to by Pr
a manner that earned ©very wan and * e ,f“T
present to abed tears with tbo ease of Job J■ .
lor or brother Shear mao. Tha oiftcclsos toro“*
oat were very interesting and enjoyable.
New You*, Sept. U.-Tbo loiter of Qojo»
lbs eminent French composer, declining »•»
rectorablp of tbo American College of Mw lo *
bo established in this city, la P ublifl . b “L *
closes tuna : “If I dared offer wy
would bo tbia-putau American at the l»*adot,
American Conservatory, whoever bo may
New You., Sept. 3.-Tho oOlcore ol tb«
United since C.blo, in ible cllv, «« >“ TJ
umuicetioa uitb tbo ete.iu.bip ..mc,
tbe weetber moderate., it le cuiiKtloollr °
cd tbe coble will be la «tWM o«d« KH»«™

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