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leaned a little townida the Democratic party. X
savlt with shame min', hut I urns disgusted
with sonic thluus that 1 thought the Rcoublic-'
arx had done wrong, cud I thought. thevde
seivtu a vt-Uukc. lint before 1 was n National
T was a soldier, and before any partv-nlirglancc,
I Imre ever held the pood tunl welfare of my
country. The opinion was strong with mo Dint
resumption could not be brought about With*
ont great Injury to trade and greater
distress to the workingman. The arrival of the
first day of last January
DISfEU.BD'THAT IDEA,
and tho extra session 6f tho Confederate Con
gress proved to mo beyond question that at the
present time (lie only safety for the Union lies
In the bands of the Republican party,—the party
tof the War, the part vof reconstruction, Ido
pot desire, ray comrades, that tho principles for
which I fought.through four bloody years shall
bo trifled and fooled away by legislation by the
very parties whom we conquered. I wanted to
make this public confession, and state further
.that, until the affairs of this Government very
materially change, lam mid shall continue to
bo a Republican. 1 shall vote Its tickets and
c6ntrlbutc ray mite towards Its councils.”
, This sentiment was loudly cheered by the
audience, and 1 am convinced It Is shared by
many.
Bo much In agftoeralwar. Now for particulars.
In the first place Hie alleged union of Gen. Ew
ing with Tlldon Is distracting all of Thurman 1 !
friends, and white thev may vote the Democratic
ticket when election dsy comes they will not
work for the success of tire cause. Thev always
Imvo known Ewing's overweening ambition,and
many of them
HAVB VERT LITTLE CORFIDBNOB
in him on account of his recent conversion to
the cause and tho many bitter things be has
ealrt about the party In the past, and when he
tries, to undermine a life-long Democrat like
Thurman they are much displeased, and think
it would bo a healthful lesson to defeat him
white endeavoring to elect tho rest of the ticket.
Second—Gen. Rico is without question sulking
So his toot. He has been reputed a great
stumper, • and his single leg was expected
to servo as a great rallying-cry. Hut ho has not
made a single speech thus far as anyone knows,
having returned from Congress to take a quiet
neat In bis Findlay bank, mid watch the smoko
ot battle from afar. Ho Is far from satisfied
With Uie dirty Internecine quorre) In tbe Conven
tion which assigned him to n second place, and
placed ti>c bitter enemy of his life-long friend.
Judge Thurman. Into the front rank. Ho will
•prove no great help to the ticket.
Third—Tlieattempt of Judge Sherwood,of To
ledo. a former Republican nml Greenbackcr, to
hand over the National camp to tho Ewing forces
has already
BROUN TO REACT UPON TRR PARTT.
A largo number of the Grccnbackcrs see
whore they have been fluid, mid the Democrats
fear a bargain and sale between Sherwood mid
Ewing which shall divide the offices of that
section to the great loss of the local politicians.
Fourth—The miners ot the State have been
for many months hacks greatly dissatisfied with
n man hy the name of Fasten, whom Gov.
Bishop appointed as Mine-Inspector. Hu is
simply a politician who desired some place, but
who has no possible conception of the work of
the office. He knows nothing nliont mines or
miners, mid they understand it. The fact Is
now out that Fasten Is a friend of Ewing, mid
that It was through Ewing’s strong solicitations
that Gov. Bishop made tnc appointment. The
feeling on this account among the large mining
jjonulallon Is very great, mid will do Ewing
much iujnrv.
. Filth—l hear no reports In any parts of the
State except of the Kcpubllcmiß united uml en
thusiastic; and, looking at the matter as 1 will,
only the most overwhelming defeat would accm
to bo awaiting the Democrats on clcction-Unv.
ILLINOIS.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
. Ducatuil 111. Aug. 18.—The party papers and
leaders of this State are Just now looking
around for a suitable person to honor with the
nomination fur the Governorship of Illinois on
the Republican ticket. Tub Tiiikonb was the
first to favorably mention the name of our hon
ored and respected citizen, Gen. R. ,1. Oglesby,
and the newspapers throughout the State, with
hut few exceptions, have come out strongly in
his favor. It is not known, certainly, that he
would accept Uic nomination if tendered him,
but thc'foUowing from tho Decatur Jitpubllcan
Dl a recent date IS probably the General’s true
position with reference to bis candidacy for Gu
bernatorial honors*
That the Republican party of Illinois has
doi-u verr kind to him In the pant; that it bai
honored him greatly; that It has placed him tn
many positions of honor nod trust: and that.per
haps, It ( s uuw time for Him to stand aside and
let it honor some other good man, ami that he docs
not feel Use thrusting himself udou tho party,
lint that, If the Republicans of Illinois fool that ho
ought onco more to take tho hold and bo tbelr
standard-bearer, bn. as a good Republican, will
not be doing bis duty If he refuses.
The friends of Gen. Oglesby In this part of
tho State believe that bo Is the loading repre
sentative Republican in Illinois, and, being the
strongest man la the partr, hy reason of his
well-known honesty, valuable experience, ana
soldier record, he ought, aud doubtless will, Do
again called to the front to lean ilio Republican
hosts on to victory In 1880. Tho soldier cle
ment of the Stuto is for him, and will work
hard for his election if nominated.
MACOUPIN COUNTT.
■ Special Dispatch to The Tribune
Oarunvillb, HI., Aug. 18.—Tho Democratic
Count!’ Convention was hold here to-day, with
good attendance. Speeches wore made by the
Hon. C. A. Walker and others. Resolutions
wore adopted embracing the Ohio platform.
Zachorlob Harris, tho present Incumbent, was
renominated for County Treasurer on the first
ballot. E. C. Winchester, of Bunker Hill, was
nominated lor County Surveyor on the eighth
ballot. The Democracy of tills county are di
vided into factions, and' the prospects for a Re
publican victory were never brighter.
TIIE TILDKN RAll’L,
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
St. Loins, Mo., Auir. 18.—In to-day's Turn-
PNK I sea reproduced on the llrst pace a Colum
bus special to the Cincinnati (/azelleol lost Sat
urday, to the clToct that "an agent In tiic confi
dence of Mr. Tildcn will be dispatched to Ohio
,with a bar’l on tap,” and that “the funds aro
not to bo lutrustcd to tho .Democratic Statu
Commlttuc.” This (s going away from homo to
get tho nows and getting behind tho returns.
Ou tho Oth of July lost 1 telegraphed The
Tkidunb from hero as follows: U A Jotter from
New York slates if Mr.-Tiulcn wUI rim for Clov
ernor, his friends will not only ? cnrry Now
York but will also put money enough In
thu Ohio campaign to secure tho election
of Ewing. This programme will bo carried out
with tho subsequent eiTcct of nominating
G,*orgo 11. Pendleton for Vice-President with
Tlldon, and giving Ewing Thurman’s place lu
the Senate.” Two weeks after this appeared
and (jad general circulation u Leavenworth pa
per worked It over as original: “Oath” then
reproduced It In the Cincinnati Enquirer* and
your Washington correspondent, Aug. 1, con
firmed It. The facts ore that .Mr. Tlldeu and Mr.
Barnuru bavo both personally assured Kwiug
that he should have all the money ho needed,
and upon that promise Mr. Ewing has been en
g.ged for four weeks in ‘‘costing olt ” tho
B.uto so as to settle upon what ills
t.'lcts tho Tilden money should bo ■ used.
Your correspondent authoritatively states that
tin; following sums have been agreed upon: To
Prank Hurd, 15,000 for tho Toledo district; to
Charles lleumolln, (1:1,000 for Hamilton County;
to Uie Mahoning Valiev region, (8,000. l)au
Voorhccs and Harless VV, Uuuna, of Indiana,
have consented to look after the Ohio Nationals,
under the direction of bam Cary, who will be
Riven sulllelent money to quiet ttiu nolsv ring
leaders. The sources of Information rolled upon
by vour correspondent are Indisputably correct,
and hero In St. Louis the Ohio campaign is
looked upon with mure Interest than was ever
a Missouri campaign. Ewing will be prepared
to expend (76,000 of Eastern money before the
election.
NHUUAftIvA.
Bptdnt Pltvlttck to Thi Trfbunt,
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 10.—Shortly after the
defalcations of cx-Cilv-Trcosurer McConnell
were discovered, thu newspaper organ of tho
Democratic and Greenback parties of this city
began to howl, and It was strongly blotcd that
the present Incumbent (Louis Heimor) would do
well to siiow his baud. This Mr. Jlelmer at
once agreed to do, and, in a card published in
one of thu city papers, asked that a man
be selected by the Democratic Cen
tral Committee, and one by the Green
backers, to act in conjunction with
one of bis own selection, and the Hoard thus
created give tho books of the Treasury office a
thorough overhauling in search of irregulari
ties. It was a fair oiler of Mr. llelmcr; too fair
iur the uuwasued, and altogether ton unex
pected. However, the uifer was accepted, and
the preliminaries of the Investigation gone
through with. Hut there had to be u wrangle,
mid It is over Die question ot who shall par the
experts for doing the work. They refuse to
Work lor nothing, and neither of the moguls of
cither the illtalTerlcil parlies cares to father the
liill.a, no there is likely to he no investigation.
As Mr. Ilolmer Is a candidate for rc-cicctlon.
the investigation would certainly Insure him
the office, for there U no doubt that his hooka
arc straight. _
THURMAN.
BDfrtnt DHtMUeh to Tho TVttfint.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 18.—'Tito utter*
antes of Senator Thurman, which were made
for publication on the occasion of his late visit
to Washington, do not agree with his state
ments made In private conversation with friends
upon the same occasion. In conversing with
the latter In regard to the political situation In
Ohio, Instead of that confidence with which he
Is reported la tho press to be possessed, he
expressed very grave doubts In regard to
Iho outcome of the Democratic campaign. The
Information which ho received from the State
led him to fear defeat. Tie considered the cam
paign from tho start a desperate ouo, and one
that would require unceasing attention and ex
ertion! on the part of the Democratic managers.
ITo Impressed his hearers with the feeling that
ho regarded the situation as extremely critical,
and that, while ho favored most vigorous ef
forts, he would still enter upon his work with
very little hope of Anal success.
MORRISON'S VIEWS.
ItpretAt nitpttlfh to Thf Trtfmn*.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 18.—Congressman
Morrison, of Illinois, who arrived In lids clt to
day, said he had little Idea In reference to the
condition of the campaign In Ohio. Ho honed
to see Ewing elected, mid was wilting to make a
soccch or two to help him; but as far as his ob
servation extended in passing through the State
there was more Interest among the Democracy
outside than In the Stale Itself. At Parkers
burg ho met an Congressman
wtio talked at length in regard to tho nolitlcal
situation, and gave It as his opinion that no one
could have a definite Idea os to tho result of the
election, since tho campaign was-not hi the least
degree enthusiastic. Unless the party could he
much more thoroughly aroused than it Is at
present the vote at tlie coming election would
be comparatively a light ouc.
TIM)Rtf AND HARLOW.
New Yoiik. Aug. 18.—Gentlemen In tho habit.
of meeting Tlldcn sav Unit ho Is bacoming weak
rapidly ntul that incoherence characterizes much
of his speech. S. L. M. Barlow makes no con
cealment of his preference for Bayard ns tin;
Democratic candidate for President, and will
supply the needed money fur the campaign 11
that Is necessary. Bartow is reputed the pos
sessor of more*' 1 than Tildcn.
CONGRESSMAN KUTTEUWORTIT.
Special Dispatch In The Trtbunt.
Cincinnati, 0., Aug. 13.— The Don. Den But
tenvorth, member of Congress, to-day received
a cordial invitation from Senator Blaine mid
Eugene Hale to assist tn (he Maine campaign,
speaking in Halo’s district, lie will probably
accept the Invitation if he can spare the time
from bis business.
CANADA.
A Lake Captain Mulcted—A Preacher Who
• Lost Ills Nerve—Lumber.
Special Dispatch in The Tribune.
Toronto, Aug. IS.—lnformation Having been
laid against Cunt. Fender, of the Oswego Belle,
for carrying Seamen Lovell aud Winters os two
of his crew without the shipping articles re
quired by the Seaman’s act having bceu signed,
the case came before tiie Police
Capt. Fender withdrew a pica of not guilty,
which had been entered, and acknowledged the
charge, under advice of his counsel, Mr. Howell,
who admitted that the act required articles to
bo carried, and In mitigation of damages men
tioned that ho thought it was the first Instance
hi which the act had been put In force on the
Inland waters, and offered proof of the general
custom among vessel-men of sailing without
articles; that there Is no Shipping Master vet ap
pointed for this port, and that the production of
articles was not demanded at the Custom-House
before clearance being granted. The Magis
trate Imposed a fine of $4.30 In each case, the
extreme penalty being S2O. -
•d> ta The Trilntne,
Special Dice-
London. Aug. 18.—A meeting of the Con
gregational Church members was held to hear
explanations from their pastor, the Rev. A. W.
Wallace, relative to Ids letter of resignation.
He simply stoted that ho bad been discouraged
In the work of the mfnistrv bv the coldness mid
apathy of his tlock. Out of 26U members, only a
small ouraber attended Ibc prayer-mcctiugs and
appeared at tho sacramcntal-tablo. The con
gregation had mada no effort to ebare his bur
dens. and their Indifference was more than he
could beer. He did not find fault with his sal
ary. and had no other mission In view. After
making his statement the reverend gentleman
retired, ami tho meeting consulted. It was gen
erally regretted he had taken the course bo hod,
aud they resolved to retain his services.
J. B. Cox, W. Tribllcock, E. A. Lee, John
Phllllus, uml 11. lleuman have been appointed
delegates for tho St. Goorco’s Society, of Lon
don. to the North American St. George’s Union
Convention, to bo held in Bridgeport, Conu.,
In September.
Special Pltpaleh 13 The Tribune
Ottawa, Aug, 18.— Exports of lumber from
Canada fell during the months of April, Muv,
uml Juno from $5,701,031 to $8,018,182, a de
crease of more than 80 per cent. As one ac
companiment of the new tariff, there is a di
munition of more than $2,000,000 In the amount
of lumber exported, and consequently in the
wages spent (u winning it. As another result
of the national policy, in the same throe
months, the value of ships exported has sunk
from $700,270, In 1878, to absolutely nothing
tn 1870. Not a single ship bus been sold for
export since the new tariff eutno In.
To fh< IPci/im Auoctiiteil Press,
Clinton, Out,, Aug. 18.—The salt manufact
urers have dissolved their association, soma
members selling under the agreed prices.
Montreal, Aug. 18.—Guards have been
E laced over the armories burn to prevent arms
eing taken to supply the Quebec rioters.
Ottawa, Aug. 18.—The American cricketers
and outside members of tin* Canadian team
have arrived. A promenade concert waa given
Id their honor to-night, and an excursion will lie
given to-morrow. Betting slightly favors the
Americans,
Quisnui', Aug. IS.—Tho Irish ship-laborers
have resolved not to accept any reduction of
wages as asked by thu French section.
In both the St. Patrick and the French
churches, yesterday, thu dergy recommended
moderation. A number of ladles who are re
maining in town have sought protection at the
citadel.
Tiie Magistrates of thu cltv will call a meet
ing of interested persons, ami will ask the Uov
eminent to enforce the Hlske act.
The arms of tho companies of the Quebec
Battalion have been stolen ut Larctc by people
from Cap-Blnnc.
Qubiiko, Can., Aug. 18.—Everything Is quiet.
The ralu la clearing the streets of tho rioters.
SUICIDE.
fipfdat pluxUch lo T*t Tribune
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 18.—Thomas X. John
son, 05 years of ago, residing »t hi) Fifth street,
died this morning from the effects of a bullet
wound Inflicted by his own hand Saturday after
noon. At the Coroner’s inquest this morning
William 13. Johnson, sou of tho deceased, testi
fied that his father camo home Saturday noon,
took dinner, and then went up-stairs to sleep.
Shortly afterward u pistol shot was heard, uml
tho old man was found by thu family King on
his baek with a revolver In bis hand. Johnson
never recovered consciousncst,-uiid died about
U o’clock this morning. Deceased formerly
kept a hotel in Windsor. Business reverses
seem to have ailccicd his mind during tiic past
low months.
Cincinnati, 0., Aug. 18.—Charles Ushrut,
supposed to be a traveler for house Mo. 1.1
Maldou Lane, Now Vurk, was found dead In
bis room at the Hornet House at 0 o'clock to
night, having suicided by shooting himself. The
body was partly decomposed, mid It is not
known when tho act was committed. Ho left
no letter or papers giving a reason for thu deed.
Hu is believed to iutvu a family at Poughkeep
sie, N. X.
ff/Mrfal DUpateh to Tht TVf &usa.
DnTAN. 0., Aug. 18.—Another case of suicide
occurred in this county lust night, making three
within as many weeks. Tilts time it was one Ab
ner Urnos, an old wan 73 years of age, residing in
Center Township. He gut up during the night,
went out to the corn-crib, tied one cud of a
clothes-line around his beck, climbed up and
lied Die other around a beam, and then jumped
olf. Tim rope broke, and it is supposed that
bo strangled to death afterwards. Mr. Urnes has
been in Hi health fur some time past, which is
the cause assigned for his unnatural deed.
flu Jti Oun*.
Nl*ClaJ JUlOOtfh to
nvrciiM j/i.uu.v',
Hast Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 18.— Mary Jane
Avcral, otherwise kuowu as Mary Jane Austin,
was found dead in bed at Saginaw City tills
morning, having taken laudanum with suicidal
Intent. Shu had a qusrrcl with a male com
panion on Sunday and threatened suicide. She
was 17 years old.
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE; TUESDAY, AUGUST 1!), 187!)-TWELVE PAGES.
YELLOW-PEVEB.
A Decrease in tho Number of Now
Cases at Memphis.
Uettirn to tlio Bclonffucrccl City of
a Largo l*nrty ot Mom
pblaos.
Their tJnoordlal Reception by the
People Doing tho Fighting.
Only Thirteen New Cnees, Seven Whiles
and Six Colored.
A Now Code of Regulations Adopted by
tho Tennessee Board of Health,
MEMPHIS.
Monc EsnoonAoiNO.
Korrial Plnateh to The Tribune,
Memphis, Term., Aug. 18.—A red-hot sun all
day, with a counteracting low temperature In
shady places, made Momphlsmthcr uncomforta
ble to those who entertain doubts about their
Immunity from the prevailing plague, ft was
that kind of temperature that produced a chilly
sensation In the system when not exposed to
tho sun's rays, mid the other extreme to those
whoso duties compelled them to be out doors.
Notwithstanding this unfavorable atmospheric
condition, the Hoard of Health hooks produce
gratifying reports of a decrease in the number
of new eases, only fifteen being officially an
nounced. Of these seven ore white and six
colored. Several others are reported tick to
day, but. the attending physicians are not satis
fied of the character of their illness. Among
them are Thomas Cocke, well known In com
mercial circles; John C. Hook, a compositor in
the Appe*’ office, and Gen. Skeffington, a recent
accession to the Memphis Car, but well known
in adjacent towns.
FltOM OUTSIDE THE CUT LIMITS
I hear ot two cases of yellow-fever, stricken last
night. Tltev are: Mrs. Van Anderson, daughter
of Ihc Into Qov. .fames C. Jones, mid her daneh
tor, aged about 13 years. They reside about
four miles east on the Poplar street boulevard.
I have Just learned that the daughter,
need 10, of Mr. Schiller, an Appeal compositor,
Is nmone the sick 10-dnv, hut ner symptoms, as
yet developed, do not Indicate a wcll-dcfliied
case of yellow-fever. She Is ono of Inst year’s
victims, having an unquestioned attack. If her
Illness should turn out yellow-fever, it will
cause o stir among the majority romalnlmr hero
under the Impression that thev ore fever-proof.
TIIK UNDERTAKERS
report seven Interments, ono being ontsido the
city limits. Among* the Interments appear
the names of Arthur L. White, a
nephew of Dr. E. A. White, of this city,
lie was a young medical student of very bright
promise, and highly respected.
ANOTIIKU SQUAD OP KBPUnBRS
returning from St. Louis arrived yesterday, but
were soon nabbed by tho health authorities.
Those nnaceUmsted by having not had the
fever were promptly Bent outside the city
boundaries, where they will bo secure from an
attack of the plague.
The Odd Fellows report the death of Mrs.
ntlcber, of their charge, which occurred out ou
the Old Raleigh road, outsldo the city limits,
early this morning.
NAMES.
The following oro the names of whites official
ly reported among the new eases to-day;
J. 11. ilahn. Jackson ami Maine.
Ed Freeland, Voncc and Hernando.
William Carroll, No. 01 DcSoto.
James K. Murray, No. 115 Hernando.
Mrs. Jußus Seller, No. 110 Boole.
Willie Stern, Carolina and Fifth.
Mrs. George Weiss, Ross avetme.
Ttic following names of whites are embraced
In 10-dav’s undertakers’ reports:
Mrs. Elizabeth Hitcher, 80 years, No. 168 Old
Raleigh road.
Arthur L. White, 21 years, No. 160 DcSolo.
William Costello, 50 years, Carolina, near
Seventh.
QulTo Salvcta, 81 years, No. 240 Madison.
Lorcntz Sallis, IS years. Hospital.
W. C. Nelson, 11 years, I’oplar boulevard,
five miles from the city.
BARRICADES.
A meeting of the General Committee of
Safety was held to-day, at which, among oilier
things, was discussed the necessity of placing a
.cordon of barricades around the southern in
feOled district, embracing that part of the city
bounded by Georgia street on tbu south, Well
ington on the cast, 8U Martin on the west, ntul
Beale on the north, so as,to allow no one to go
In or to come out, except to go to poiuts to re
main outside the city limits,
a tub colored philanthropists.
A rumor was current on the streets to-dar
. that Mr. Fromau, tuc colored man sent
abroad to solicit subscriptions for tbu
Colored ' Relief Association, had tele
graphed homo for money to defray
bis expenses home. It is also said that tho Col
ored Relief Committee held u meeting to-duy,
mid resolved that the amount of contributions,
received was too small for present use. The
railroads Having closed, no supplies could roach
them; therefore the mnouut on hand would bo
held over for use next year, or when another
epidemic occurred.
NEW CASES.
To (h« llVifmi Associated Press.
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 18.—Eight new cases
were reported to the Board of Health up to
noon to-day, six white amt two colored. Among
the number are J. 11. Hahn, Cordelia Atwood,
Ed Freeland, William Carroll, and Mrs. Julia
Zolter.
Five deaths have occurred: Arthur L. White,
Lorcntz Sullb, Elizabeth llllehcr, W. C. Nelson,
and Alexander Franklin. Thu last named is
colored. W. C. Nelson died ilvu miles out, on
thu Poplar street boulevard.
I’IIOSTUATED.
Oon. John S. SUuilluglon, a prominent criminal
lawyer, was orostrated this morning. Ills cuso
Is not yet reported to the Hoard of Health.
Thu weather is growing warmer.
LATER.
Memphis, Aug. 18.—Thfrteon cases In all
were reported to the Hoard of Health to-day,
six of whom are colored. Two additional deaths
have occurred,—William Costello and GrufTo
Buivctto.
Thomas il. Cocke, a well-know citizen, was
stricken at noon; also J. C. Uooll, a printer at
the .ip;*u? office.
Mrs. Van Anderson and daughter are down
with fever, four and a half miles distant from
tiie city, on Poplar street boulevard. The lady
is a daughter of ex-Qov. J. C. Jones.
ISOLATION.
Tho Tennessee Stole Hoard of Health officials
to-morrow will begin tho isolation of dwellings
where yellow-fever exists, Guards will be
placed to prohibit communication with the in
mates.
Dr. Jcromo Cochrane loft at noon for Mobile.
MISS UlltPIB GAI’V,
eldest daughter of A. L. Gulf, ticket-agent at
Wmte Haven, was attacked with fever at uooa
Kt-day,
Dr. U. W. Mitchell, who returned from Bart
lett to-uight, reports a negro sick with fever
near that town, ills infection can be traced to
this city.
TTCNKK&BEB.
SANITAUT REGULATIONS,
Nashville, Tuuu., Aug. 18.— At a called
session of the Tennessee State Board of Health
the following resolutions were adopted for thu
government of Memphis or other infected
points:
First—No person shall bo pormltted to enter a
town or place whichis dangerously alfcctcd with
yellow-fever, unless such person has already had
the yellow-fever, mid then only alter obtaining
permission of ihuSunoHnlcudentof (Juurautiue.
Second—The Superintendent of Ouarautluo
at each place dangerously alluded shall have
charge mid control, with the counsel and ad
vice of tills Board, of the disinfection ot houses,
mid privies, cellars, clothing, bedding, mid all
’other textile fabrics, baggage, malls, cars,
depots, sewers, drains, piddle ami private, mid
oilier filings nml places as It may bo at any time
considered necessary to disinfect.
Third—Local Hoards of Health are expected
to have charge mid enforce general sanitation
within the limits of their respective Jurisdictions,
and give aid nml support to Superintendents of
Quarantine during the epidemic In the carrying
out of such rules ami regulations as the btoto
Hoard may from time to time adopt.
Monts mats.
At the night session of the State Hoard of
Health the following rules were adapted:
First—A house Infected with yellow-favor shall
be designated with yellow-fever.
Second—No persons shall be permitted to enter
a house Infected with yellow-fever except tho
physician, rlergrmnn. and such nurses and attend
ants as are necessary to die care of the sick.
Third—No person vxccnt tho physician and clcr
svman shall ho permitted to leave an infected
house without permission In writing of the Super
intendent of Quarantine, they haring first com
piled with such method of disinfection ns mav he
prescribed uy him. Physician* nml clergymen
mav enter and retire from the apartments of sick
of yellow-fever at all hours, provided, however,
that they shall not enter a non-lnfected house,
carriage, car, or other public place of resort until
their persons and apparel have been thoroughly
disinfected.
Firtb—l’ubllc assemblage* of all kinds are pro*
hlbitcd in any place- rtanucronilv Infected with
vcllow*fovor. nntl the Superintendent of tjuaran*
lino ia charged with the rigid enforcement of this
rule.
Si
'lxltt—From Ihe hour of 0 o’clock o. tn. until
ohour of la. tn., oachnml all pcr.iona not cn*
trod in the cure of (hn Hick or in tlio execution of
olrdnilru a* officer* of the law shall remain at
tliolr homo or their rcuncctlvo promises, miles*
by permission of the Superintendent of (Juaran
tine.
Tim enforcement of this rule was left to tho
discretion of the President.
The rules adopted by the State Hoard to-day
were the result of tho recent conference at Me*
Kcn&ie’s.
President Plunkett received a dispatch
to-night from John Juhuston, Su
perintendent of Quornntloo at Mem
phis, saving: “I find this morning
n nnmbor of parties returning to the city In vio
lation of our rules. I wish tins State Hoard to
toss formally a rule or rccnlallun positively
forbidding parties from entering Memphis with
out permission of the Stale Board drat had. ami
obtained through Us representative la Mem
phis."
VARIOUS.
NEW VOUK.
New York, Aug. 18.—Virginia Lopez, who
orriveiTwith her parents from Havana last week
on tlu) Saratoga, has died of yellow fever in lha
Quarantine hospital. A waiter of the steamer Is
down with the disease.
ok smrnoAßD.
PuovtDBKCE, K. L, Aug. 18.—The schooner
Susan Stetson, from Mirazoano for Providence,
has arrived here. She lost the Captain's wife at
llaytl and two seamen ou the voyage from yol
low-fevcr.
HAVANA.
Havana, Aug. 18.—Quo hundred deaths from
yellow-fever last week,—au luurcase of seven
over the previous week.
ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis, Aug. 18.—Samuel Kern, of .Tack
son, Miss., but lately from Cairo, was sent to
tho quarantine hospital to-day, sick with yellow
fever.
“ BE3IITTKD.”
How tho Word Is UrOnect by Louisians
Democrats.
fpfrial Dlxoatdi to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C.. Aug. 18.— Senator Kel
logg, In sneaking to-duy of repudiation in Louis
iana, said that one feature of the proposed set
tlement bad not been fullv exposed, which Is
this: The ordinance conllscutcs all interest now
on hand, and to bo thereafter collected up to
n;xt January. Tills money has been, and Is be
ing, collected from taxonvora for a specific pur
pose. It belongs, hv provision in the present
Slate Constitution to the bondholders, and can
not tie diverted to any other uso except by pal
pable violation of Die orsanic law. The pay
ment of tbis money is, in Dio words
of tho ordinance, ** remitted." Tbo
meaning of till* -word os ■ eoustrued by
Democratic statesmen in Louisiana makes it
synonymous with “ stealing," ns Unit word is
understood in civilized communities. All money
to the credit of tho Interest account on Dio 15th
of next January is to bo transferred to the Gen
oral Fund, and used to pay the ordinary ex
penses of the Statu Government. •
IEYY.
Ho lllows Ills Horn Romowlmt Loudly lu
tlm Court- llaom ut York.
Sptcial Dltpalch to The Tribune.
New Yoiuc, Aug. 18.—Low, Dm distinguish
ed cornclist, when not engaged in playing at
Manhattan UcacU under Ids $450-a-wcck con
tract. is engaged in Dm courts, where bis credit
ors are trying to get satisfaction. There was nn
unusually exciting scone In tils ease tiMiav. After
much open swearing and threatening between
the opposing counsel, whom the Justice could
not subject, tlm creditors' counsel asked ques
tions tending to show Unit Levy was u bigamist,
having been married in England before coming
hither. Then Levy got up mid swore long
and roundly at the lawyer, denouncing
him as a liar, vltllan, ami Dm rest,
mid shaking his list until ho was Anally sot m
hid chair ami held there bv his counsel. Tlm
Court seemed helpless in presence of Dm wrath
ful lawyers and client, ami Dm rowing continued
throughout the session.
THE WEATHER.
Office op tub Chief Skinap Officer,
Washington, i). C., Aug. lU—I o. in.—ln
dications: For Dm Tennessee mid Ohio Valley,
slightly warmer, clear, or partly cloudy weather,
light southerly winds lu west portions, and fall
ing barometer.
For the Lower Lake region, cloudy or partly
cloudy weather, light, variable winds, nearly
stationary temperature, and generally rising
barometer.
For Dm Upper Lake Ucglon, Upper Mississip
pi and Lower Missouri Yurievs, partly cloudy
weather, occasional ruins, winds mostly from
the southeast to southwest, stationary tempera
ture, stationary or fulling barometer.
‘Hie Ohio Uiver will full.
Cautionary signals continue from Capo ilat
tcras to Maine.
ciiiuAoo, Auk. is.
Time. | Har”Thr‘Hu. WUnl.' Vet, U’h. .Weather
mw a. in. 3u.u*.i m 77 Calm ! t'mrujr.
tl:is u. (i ) 01 E. ... .. .*> I Clear.
gnu m.iOauiTi 70 41 K....... u ich-ur.
a. m.i.'n.Htr 7i 45 K to I clear.
moo d. m,ktutto 70 01 H. K.»„ 4 Clear.
Justsii. m.lJUUill tw 7u n. K.... ■> |,....|Uiear.
Uuzluuin. 71;iDlulimua. r«7.
ÜBIIVATIC
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Station*. |
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b., gentle,.i.
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K.n., ncitc
W. K., brhk
K., fresh...
b., fresh...
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PORT OF BUFFALO.
Biipbau), Aiur. 18.—Cleared— Props B. W.
Blanchard (mdse), V. 11. Kotcham, C. J. Ker
shaw, Chicago: schrs Boa dull (400 tons coal),
Adventurer (£KJ tuns coal), Detroit; M. E,
I’erow, Toledo: L. A. Law (I,‘JOJ tons coal).
Freights steady and vessels scarce: charters,
schouucr L. A. Law, coal to Chicago, 40c,
THE SCANDAL.
Poaoo at Present Reigns !n the
House of the Spragues.
Frloucls Still Dually at Work In
tho Interest of Both
Parties.
Alleged Account by tho Ex-Gov
ornor of the Shot-Gun
Episode
MUS. BPIIAOTTI3.
MINDING HER OWN BUSINESS.
Narraoansett I’tEtt, R. 1., Aug. 18.—Mrs.
Sprague Is In constant communication with her
lawyers, and Is determined not to comply with
tho demand of her husband that she relinquish
the custody of her children and sign over her
property to them. She Is nut restrained in see
ing friends, or sending any receiving letters and
messages. Sprague is said to have asked his
wife the question, after the scene with Conk
llng: “Your man got away pretty quick, didn't
hoi” Ami in commenting on her extravagance
he asked s “Where is that $.1,000 you got re
cently! 1 suppose von hare squandered all
that." Mrs. Sprague was allowed s‘i,soo a year
for household expenses In Washington. The
Canonrhet. farm stand on tho honks as valued
at $450,000. Mrs. Sprague declares she has
reason to ho grateful that no one was murdered
in the outbreak at tho Pier.
AT OANONCmST.
FACTS AND COMMENT
Dtitinlcl M j\Vip IVrfc Timtt.
NjUIIUOANSBIT PIKU, Aug. 15.—'While Mtfl.
Sprague was at I’rovUlenca she consulted with
legal advisers mid with her political friends.
Tt was decided to publish her statement, which
appeared In a Providence paper, mid which had
a marked effect upon public opinion. The do*
sign of the statement was supposed to be to or
cite sympathy for Mrs. Sprague. If that was
the purpose, it lias failed completely. She has
not been altogether popular with Providence
society, and what little sympathy she had ap
pears'to hive been lost. Providence people re
member so well the peculiar circumstances under
widen (lie marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bpracuo
took place Unit they arc not disposed to either
side verv warmly, and persons who have never
associated much with cx-Qov. Sprague are de
cided in their opinion that, If no has erred, ho
has also been greativ provoked.
Gor. Snroeuo half Invited, and certainly al
lowed, Mrs. Sprague to return to Canonchut,
but he took full charge of the establishment
and the servants. Visitors were refused admit
tance, and some callers had the mortification of
being declined permission to leave their cards,
flow long this state of tilings will last no one
can toll. While ho has n groat mnnv foolish
mid egotistical advisers, ho has also some sober
ami prudent friends, and with the advice and
consent of these ho has decided to make no an
swer to Mrs. Sprague’s statement. He consid
ers himself (n law entitled to his children, and
he believes tbnt Mrs. Sprague’s proper place Is
nl Canonchot* Qc has promised her protection,
comfort, and peace, mid unless Mrs. Sprague
decides to return to her nrovions advisers, from
: whom sho is now cut o(T to a curtain extent, tt
Is probable that pence wilt continue at Canon
chat. This fact I have from ouo of Mr.
Spmguu’s most Intimate friends.
The unsavory rumors about .Mrs, Sprague can
not be probed to the bottom. Time tuny estab
lish her Innocence. The Governor Is said to bo
in doubt in this matter, hut ho talks mid acts ns
If he believed his wife entirely undeserving of
the dreadful Innuendoes published in a Wash
ington ami Chicago paper. The evidence of her
innocence, us far as tt accessible, is considered
by her friends to bo much stronger than lb«s
mere inferences of guilt that have been seized
and accepted as conclusive by those wlio do nut
know her. Persons who know Mrs. Sprague,
ami wtio do not approve of her deportment, be
lieve her a pure woman. Gov. Sprague himself
indignantly resents ail insinuations to the con
trary.
Ho has confided to a friend Uiat his wife was
unwilling to follow him Into his poverty, as it
would Involve n total withdrawal from public
life. At tho Boino time he Ims acknowledged
that his habits have frequently been oblcction
nblc. Those who have known him tram boy
hood Bar Mint he was an intemperate man before
his marriage. He is said to have frequently ap
peared In public in an Intoxicated condition, but
his friends maintain that ho Is not an habitual
drunkard. In Providence and Newport ho does
nut huvo tho reputation of being u scholar.
Ho has, latterly, identified himself with tlio
Greenback movement mid with ygrarianism.
Tim German teacher, Herr Ltnek, Is now at
the Lake Side, a little boarding-houso near hero.
Tlie Governor objected to Linde for the reason
tliut ho wanted no strangers whatever at Ids
home, Mrs. Sprague having trcncrullv more cum*
pany than her husband liked. Mr. Sprague
also objected to what lie considered needless ex
pense, ns ho had ordered n vacation for his dill*
(Iren on account of Dmtrdcllcato health, lie in*
formed the man In various ways that ho was not
wanted, and made threats ot cudgeling and
shooting. Mrs. Snrague distinctly save that
she referred the question of ilcrr Linck's salary
to her husband. It is to he inferred that Linde
staid longer ttian was prudent or prunor ueder
the circumstances, but the threat of shooting
was incidental, the gun having been taken up
against Senator Conkllng.
The feud between the Senator and the ex*
Governor dates back to the time when Mr.
Sprague was In the Senate. Senator Conkllng
at that time demanded certain political favors
of Senator Sprague, mid, when they wuru re*
fused, Senator Conkllng boastfully demanded
to be considered bv his colleague ns an cnomv
who knew not how to forgive. Mrs. Sprague, It.
Is said, know of this, vet she employed Senator
Conkllng as her counsel, notably when she
wished to be relieved of paying taxes on Ktlgc
wood, her father's bequest *o his daughter*.
Mrs. Sprague was also socially Intimate with
Senator Conkllng. This the ox-Governor re
sented.
There nro manifestations of a desire among
the creditors of the Bprniruu estate that the
Trustee, Mr. Chufeo, should take actual
possession of the property in South
Kingstown, and do whatuvur ho may to
ward restoring peace In Nnrragnnsett, Tim
management in that quarter of Mr. Chafeo’a
domain could not well be worse, if half dm cur
rent reports are to be credited. This means, in
other words, that Urn Trustee of Urn Sprague
estate, Mr. Clmfce, should try to get even with
Mr. Sprague by driving him out of ids home,
lint Air. Clmfce docs not possess the rcqulsto
authority, and his friends deny ilmt ho has the
imcojsary inclination, lie said to boon bad
terms with both Mr. and Mrs. Sprague, and 1m
has no interest to sacrillce Mr. Sprague for Urn
buimllt of lim lady or Senator Colliding. The
latter is now regarded ns an intruder bv Mr.
Sprague, as well as bis friends. The Providence
Juiirml is very friendly to Senator Conkllng and
very severe upon cx-Uuv. Sprague, ami proba
bly does not care about Mrs. Sprague.
Ueports are current that the latter desires a
separation. Her friends advise her to that
effect, while tier husband is averse to a divorce,
mid will take no slops in that direction. He
nets on the defensive, mid one of his counselors
states explicitly that bo will be guided in his
proceedings by tlmoppusing side. Mrs. Sprague
lias cooled down to*day, mid. if sim Is willing, a
peaceful termination is quite feasible, and, in
(art, probable. Tim Governor's indignation is
less against his wife than against her advisers,
notably Mr. Conkllng. The latter demanded to
be considered Mr. Bnratruu’s enemy, and lie has
governed nlmsolf accordingly. It is supposed
that lie may have sumo pretext for staying at
the house of Ids enemy, but u good excuse lias
not yot been given, ami ex-Uov. Sprague's (U of
passion Is ut least explicable, itn continue* to
bo highly indignant at Senator Coekhng’s un
called-for intrusion.
G. F. Linck is profuse in ids statements
against Mrs. Sprague mid Senator Conkllng.
lie says that hU long statement in Urn Provi
dence papers was revised bv Mrs. Sprague, and
was no longer bis property. Mr. X. Cliafco
states Unit ho thinks ex-Uov. Sprague insane,
The latter is aware of this, mid laughs at the
suggestion. A well-authenticated report has it
Unit Mrs. Sprague is not considered as (n her
right mind by her husband's friends. It is at
present a triangular charge In which the friends
of Senator Conkllng are Urn most aggressive,
while Mrs. Sprague's arc Dm least active ami
Dm Governor’s Dm must confident. Timex-
Governor, however, has to bear the brant of the
battle.
p. m.__
Jlajii. Wciulht.
TIIR KNCOUNTKU.
Sl'lUOUß’fl VBRSION.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 10.— The Globe has tho
following dispatch from Narragansetl I'lcr:
Senator Sprague bus becu lu consultation with
his lawyers, mul absolutely declines to make a
statement for publication directly, but ao lu
tlinate friend relates the substance of what oc
curred between Mr. Bpnujuo aud Senator Conk*
ling ou Friday, Auer. 8, as tbo story came from
tho Ups of Mr. Sprague himself. Its publica
tion would nut be permitted uvea now but (or
tho letter of Mrs. Bprairuo.
Gov. Sprague’* version of the affair is as fol
Iowa: lie had boon down In Maine on n bunt*
ness trip, expecting to bo absent until Saturday
night, Ho finished Ids business before bo ex
pected to, end returned tale Thursday night, but
did not sen Mrs. Kpraguc, although bo know alio
was present la Urn bouse. On Friday morning
bo learned for tbo first time, and down at the
pier, Hint Senator Conkling was up at bis bouso
and had boon I hero a dnr or two. Tbo Governor
was angry bevond measure, nnd (ho causn of his
amrer, bo said to this friend, was (ho intimato
relations between Senator Conlcling nnd ids wife,
which had long boon highly obnoxious to him.
Tbo existence of these relations were no secret
to him. He bod scon tbo scandal growing und
becoming more and more public, nnd
nil SPOKE niTTBRI.T
of the conduct of Senator Combing toward Ids
wife nt Washington. Hitter words had often
been spoken between his wlfo and himself be
cause of that intimacy. She was fully aware
how obnoxious to him wos that intimacy and
what were his feelings toward Senator Cock
ling. But in spite of this, said Mr. Spraguo, in
spitoof alt tho scandal nnd the violence to his
feelings, (hat she should Invito Senator Conk
ling to ho a guest at hts bouso during his ab
sence, and that Conkling should have tho
brazen effrontery to come there at all, Incensed
him beyond ait measure. As he expressed it,
Senator Conkling was trying to do for Ids homo
in Hhode Island what ho had already done for
his homo in Washington, and ho had determined
to put an end to it at once and forever.
With this deliberate intention he hurried back
to Canonehot as soon as he heard Conkling was
(here. Near (he house lie met Linck, the Ger
man Professor, hut ho declared positively that
he had no row with him, and had no Idea of
shooting him. lie did not even have his cun
wltti him nt too time. lie aid order Linck to
leave the house, and was opposed to his (icing
there, not, however, because ho had anything
against the man himself, hut because lie could
not afford to have eucti an attachment to his es
tablishment, nnd he felt that the display of such
extravagance at Canonchct
WAS INJURING HIM
In hts efforts to save Hie wreck ut his vast prop
ertv Interests nnd to get on Ids tcct again finan
cially. But ho tmrdlv gave block a thought.
Probably ho did speak angrily, tie said, for ho
was very angry; hat bis indignation was against
Conkling nnd not against Linck.
Ha found Conkling in the house alone, nnd
ordered him out on tho instant. Conkling, re
fused to go. A few high words ensued, nnd
then he (Sprague) went upstairs to cot his shot
gun. He found that ho had no percussion-cans
for his weapon, and wont ofZ to the vlllaco to
get Rome. As soon ns ho could procure thum ho
hurried back, and Conkllng wan still there. He
again ordered him to leavoand Conkllng refused
to go. and tried to mollify Sprague mid excuse
himself from leaving so Huddunir on the ground
that tic had no carriage for himself or his bag
gage, which was not even packed. Thereupon
Mr. Sprague drew out his watch and told Conk
llng that ho would give him thlrtv seconds to
get out, and that It hn was not out br that time
ho (Mr. Sprague) would blow his brains out.
At that moment a carriage appeared in sight,
which had uvidcnllv oeen.scnt for while Senator
Sprague was abaon't in tils search for caps. At
onv rate, Conklins Immediately got into It and
drove away, leaving his baggage behind him.
\\ hat happened afterward In the house Is not
related, except that Conkling’* luggage was
hustled out of the house at short notice. Not
sntfsilcd that Conkllng would quit hanging
around the place, mid determined to make him
fully understand that ho (Sprague) was thor
oughly In earnest, and that it was uot a mere
passing lit of rage, the Governor, as soon as ho
had said his aav ht the house, uml ordered Conk
ling’s luggage out, jumped into his own wagon,
and drove oil toward the Pier to find Conkllug,
and ho
CAnnißD ms gun with um.
He found Conklingpaclng no mid down in front
of a cafe, .lumping from bis carriage, he beck
oned Conkling to come to him and said, curtly:
“I want you.”
Conkling came, and’another scone ensued.
Conkling flpoku low and mildly, evidently seek
ing to avoid attracting observation, mid tried
again to pacify the Governor. This only en
raged Mr. Sprague the more, lie denounced.
Conkling violently, and told him plainly that hu
had had enough of Ids intlmacv- with Mrs.
Sprague. The Governor reminded Mr. Conk
llng that ho had broken a promise he ooce made
in Washington to give up bis acquaintance with
Airs. Sprague.
Finally, the Governor cut Conkllng abort In
an attempted replv, tiv asking him abruptly If
tic was armed. Conkling, bristling up, replied
that, bo was not; that it ho was he (Sprague)
would not go ou os ho was going. Without
noticing this threat, Sprague replied:
“Then go and arm yourself, mid hereafter go
armed. I don’t Intend to shoot an unarmed
man; but I tell you now that If you over cross
□iv path again i will shoot vou on sight.”
With that threat Gov. Sprague jumped Into
his carriage again and drove oil, and Mr. Conk
llng returned to thu cafe. This is undoubtedly
a substantially correct story of what actually
happened between Senator Conkllng and ex-
ScuatorSpruguc.
PUBTjIC opinion*.
TUB MAN WHO MADE THAT OLD COI.UMIIU9 LIB I
Tu tlu> Kdif llP nf Tilt Tribunt.
CmcAoo, Aug. 18.—I was lo Washington
when the approaching marriage of Gov. Sprnguo
and Miss Chase was the event, and when Unit
old Columbus scandal came up. Through my
hospital-work 1 became acquainted with Alan
Gangower, Secretary of the Ohio State Associa
tion for the core of soldiers, who had been
editor of the Ohio State Joarnal, afterwards
private secretary to Gov. Chase, and Is now
Assistant Auditor In the Treasury Department.
If there over was a more honorable man 1 never
know him; and anv allusion tu this slander
made him angry. He treated it ail ns n base
and baseless Ho; but his wife, a most excellent
woman, and one peculiarly observant of the
proprieties, one who bud tried to be n mother to
the motherless Kate, and had quite taken her
into Iter heart, thought she was imprudent;
hut, as for anv harm, real or intended, it was
not to he thought ot. She herself had never
known Kate to overstep the marie; but Mr.
who hold some position under Mr. Chase,
and was constantly about tbu State House, told
very strange talcs. At mention ot this man’s
name her husband exclaimed, “Balderdash!"
and left the room; but from that man’s stand
ing in society it seemed that the little girl must
have given some ground for the stories ho told,
which, hv the way, were the first edition of
those now t old hy the Democratic editor of the
Democratic Vo*t at Washington. She had heen
in the habit of going to tint Capita), no doubt,
and going through the rooins'wjth unusual free
dom, and this gave opportunity fur many sur
mises.
A friend in the West wrote mo on the sub
ipet, and gave tills man as authority, and repealed
i(s story with minute circumstances dlillcult to
reconcile with any theory of Innocence. From
two other sources 1 heard the story, and in botlt
cases traced tt hack to tills man, whose position
seemed to place him above question in a matter
of simple veracity. It was like the old storv
Unit once got abroad among Dm animals that
the world was falling. “ Who told you!” sava
the hen to the duck. "Oh, the cow told mu I"
Some one else told the cow, and when it came
back lo the cat. she hravclv alHrmed: “I saw
It, and heard It, and foil It I"
Others suoka on hearsay; bat this man saw
with his own eyes, heard with his own curs,
felt, in his deeply aggrieved soul, the great
wrong which hud been done to virtue’s course.
Ho came lo Washington ami gut uu appoint
ment, and it was not long until he piuved him
self as rotten as a pumpkin which has lain
allcid all winter; and falsehood proved to be his
special gift. Some people could make a story
out of amall material; but he was a creator, and
made Ills out ol nothing, If he made u promise,
It was only to break it, and. whim ho told the
train, it was from Homo accident, forgetfulness,
or necessity; but ho was alwava plausible; ami
those to whom ho had lied yesterday were apt
to believe him to-<iav. He had literally lied bis
way into otllce, and all through life: or the
habit had grown upon him, until, like a cancer,
it hail taken all the Vitality out of him.
1 wont to Liverpool lu die spring of 1870, on
the good shlu.Kgvpt, mid presented a loiter to
the Captain,—a letter which had been sent to me
hy a lady friend In the Wesi, who had receivrd
U from ono of her lady friends, who,
having beard that 1 was truing on
that ship, had volunteered her good
olliccs to Insure roe the most polite attention*
(rum her friend, Capt. Grogan. 1 had never
seen or heard of Hie Captain's friend, but my
friend stood Mo. I In tho social and religious
lilc of her city. and, out of respect to her, 1
wuuli not slight the loiter of her friend.
True, 1 had no need of the Captain's polite*
nets. All 1 wanted of him was to keep order
on board ship, urn) take bur safclv to port.—to
mind his own business; and that he was doing:
hut etiquette seemed to require that 1 should
deliver tho compliments of his former pas*
svngcr.
1 bball nut soon forgot the comical twinkle
which came Into hi* gray eyes as he lead that
letter. Ho gave a nullah, and said:
“So, Sullv has gut a mao, has ahel”
1 was obliged to couless that 1 did uot know
Sally, nnd In feci that Mio Captain of tbo F.gvnt
was even more of n sailor and lo*h of a irontlu
nmu than I bad supposed; but lie told trio If i
bad onv more letters from Sully I had better
throw thorn thus, as ho crumpled that one ««
ami tossed It overboard. Even then I thnnkca
him.
In Washington early in 1877 tbo history ot
that man who played pussv In (tio Columbia
scandal entno up for discussion, nnd I learned
that bo had maintained most Infamous rotations
with n woman more infamous than lilnxelf*
that when tils corruption became so tlagrant that
even (lie Grant Administration could no langur
endure him, nnd he was dismissed, ho married
this woman, for the sake of tho money she had
Accumulated, principally by going to Europe as
traveling companion for men who wore oil on a
debauch.
lie took her to a Western city, where Ids polit
ical Influence bad given bltn social standing, wul
introduced her ns his wlfo, which she was, niul
where she was received into tho best circles
nnd where he deserted her because she would
not give him her money to go Into a political
campaign.
it was while sue was flourishing as n ladv of
fortune, dress, nnd address: a lady of culture
who had traveled extensively In Europe, min
gled In Washington society, and fallen to the
low estate of dwelling In tho horrid West, and
sharing (ho misfortunes of her deeply-injured
husband, that she favored mo with Inal letter
of introduction to Cnpt. Grogan, of the good
ship Egypt, which letter he so ungnilantly
tossed Into the billows.
Now that man, the husband of that woman:
Ibotnnnwho was perfectly familiar with her
career long before ho married her; the man
who married that woman to get her money, and
left her when he did not get It; the man who
could not tell tho truth If he tried, Is, mid was,
the whole and solo originator of Dio Bo which
has blighted Mrs. Sprague's lio.
Without that old Ho ‘all these now lies would
be as bubbles In tbo wind, nnd I now defend her
that 1 may make some little atonement for the
wrong I did her In believing there must bo some
truth lu his miserable falsehoods.
Jane Grey Swissnsut.
A WORD TO MRS. OTIDNDT.
To the tlditor oj The TrUiuns.
Chicago, Aue. IS.— “Ho that is free
from sin let him cast the first stone.”
The roan who could coolly strike another
when down, is a coward no man,
nnd the man whocould for a political paroosi
strike a woman when down would in my opin
ion be too contemptible to talk about. Now E
have read carefully,with a legal Democratic eye,
tills whole Spraguo and Conkling matter, and
have yet failed to (Ind one particle of evidence
against Mrs. Sprague's chastity, but I do Ami
her a shrewd diplomatist in Washington society,
with a large,expensive family on her hands, and
poverty staring her In tho face. Shu knew
Conkling, his weak points, and understood tn!(
hit Influence. Tier property bad been sold fop
taxes, nnd irredeemably lost to her and her
family, forever, unless it could bo removed,
nnd she very wisely concluded to use such
means as wore in tier power to accomplish that
object, and save her family‘from want and
starvation; ami tho brave little woman succeed
ed, mid now Conkling stands in tho same posi
tion tlml a man did whom 1 shall call Miller.
Miller was a very wealthy, good-looking old
bachelor, and, although lie bad a notorious rep
utation as a roue at Saratoga, still, like all other
noted rich men, ho of course had many very in
fluential and respectable friends, and one of
these resided in the Statu of New Jersey with
his fnmilv, consisting of several grown-up sons
and a beautiful daughter named Kate, whom
Miller induced, ns a mark of pure friendship, to
accompany him, with her brother, on a pleasure
trip to Saratoga. Now this was all right ami
proper so fur; but, on their way, the brother
was, through a business matter, compelled to
stop nt New York for u few dars, and therefore
allowed Miller mid his sister to precede him to
secure accommodations for the party. Welt, to
cut a lung storv short, rooms were secured atul
their names were duly registered; but Miller's
reputation having soon become well known to
thu guests of the house, therefore Mrs. Gruudv
began to talk, mid both Miller mid the young
lady were turned out of the hotel and publicly
disgraced. 'Die same with the Conklhig-Spraguo
matter. Drowning men wtll grasp at straws.
Mrs. Sprague knew her roan, and played her
cards to win, letting the world wag their
tongues ns they pleased. Due there was one
card—os It now appears—that the plucky Kate
wholly overlooked,—it was the knave; It was
Conkling’s well-known reputation; and that
alouo has done all thu burro.
Now, human nnturo Is the same the world
over. Cun onv sane man convim-n tnq that
Conkllng would coolly pack his trunk and bold
ly go to the Sprague residence if he bad been
criminally guilty with Sprague’s wife? The
Idea is sltnuly ridiculous, absurd, and prepos
terous. mid for one Ido uot believe a word of
lu Respectfully, ExiumißWOß.
lailES.
CHICAGO,
The alarm from Bor 25 at 7:55 p. m. was
caused by (Ire in the basement of No. 70 Kuo*
dolph street, discovered by Lieut.. Foley, o(
J’liikorton'fl police. The room was occupied by
Jacob I.ambrocht, tailor, mid Charles Slebcrt,
shoemaker. The tiro was caused by the ignition
of mmo straw from coals. Loss nominal.
A still alarm to Engine Company No. 13, at
3:10 yesterday afternoou, waa caused hr a quan
tity of hay catching lire In the born of J. C.
Boddv, coal-dealer at No. 725 West Lake street,
and was extinguished with a few palls of water.
No great damage was done. As usual Id this
locality the origin of the lire la a mystery. No
one was seen about the premises, but it is sure
that a stall fail of bay would not catch lire of
itself. The mysterious barn-hunter has un
doubtedly commenced work again.
Tim alarm from Uox 22 ut 5 o’clock last even
ing was caused by the explosion of a kerosene
lamp in the second-story of Nos. 0 and 8 Wa
bash avenue, owuud by Mr. Lnlliu. Damage
trilling,
PK*I»I,ATNK9.
The residence of Mr. Hiram Jefferson, with
Us abeds, barns, and other outhuildlugs. situ
ated about a mile south ot the Village of Des
plaiues, was entirely destroyed by tiro on Bun
day morning. There were only three ladles of
the household ot homo when the fire was dis
covered, and very little of the furniture was
saved. The loss is estimated at f 3,503. The
house was Insured for $1,300, and the furnlturo
for SBOO. Nothing is known of the cause of the
lire.
AT UILL9IJALK, MTCTI.
Drtiioit. Midi., An?. 18.—The Free Preu
Hillsdale (M1.1t.) apodal reports afire raging la
that place iu Waldron Block—one store and a
news-depot. Two men were injured by falling
walls.
IN NEW Tom:.
New Yoiik, Aug. 18.—Uussoll & Johnson’s
plaulng-mIU ami two tenements adjoining bare
been burned. Loss SIOO,OOO. Amount of lu-
Buraaee nut ascertainable.
OBITUARY.
New Vouk, Aug. 13.—The Hoy. 8. S. Josclyo,
one of the earliest ot Abolitionists, died at the
homo of his brother, In Tarrytowu, yesterday,
aged 80.
WnxttcA to Tht TW&un*
Kalamazoo, Midi,, Aug. 18.—Mr*. Hiram
Arnold, tin old nud esteemed resident of tills
place, died to-dav, aired IW years. Tlio discuss
willed culminated In tier dual!) was Bright’* dis
ease of the kidney*, tide hud resided hero forty
year*.
ftpninl flUwiteh to 'i.<« TrOtine,
Donoquß, la., Autf. 18.—Mrs. J. W. Cot, wife
of Hie wholesale druciflst, died very eauuouiy
10-dey of lieurt-disuaso.
THE MICHIGAN MILITIA.
c&nial DtUHUch to Tht Trtiunt,
Grand Uai’lDS. Mich., Aug. 18.—Qov. Cros
wull uutl hid stall have been here to-aay to re*
View the Second Ucglmont of Michigan State
troops, which dosed iho annual encampment in
tho morning. Ho was much pleased. This
evening our citizens have given the Governor
iuhl his suit a rery pleasant Informal reception
In tnu parlors of Uus Morton House. The review
occurred in Hie presence of fully UO,OW dtr
reuH, and was a grand success.
NEWSPAPERS IN NEBRASKA.
fipeelat l>itliatcH 19 flit Triton*.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 18.—An addition to Hi®
newspapers of the State Is reported nearly every
week. The latest cllort of Die kind Is at HlootU'
Ington, Franklin County, and the proprietor, J«
D. Calhoun. Tho newspaper business in Me*
bruska Is very much overdone, and, hut for the
help of politicians In certain cases, many wen*
known newspapers would starve outright. Lin*
coin has a population of only 10,U00, and four
dally papers. Tuluk of tliatl ,
OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS.
New York, Aug. 18.—Arrived, steamsblo
Arizona, from Liverpool. .
Glasgow, Aug. IS.—Arrived, Slate of
yadu, irum Mevr York

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