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WEATHER.
Tin* weather is warm uul pleasant.
.J CliirV *’• r LATER.
■ AlßMPfiia, Tcnn., Aug. 80.—Twentr-seveo
vaso* In all reporlnd to the Board of Health
to-day,—twelve whiles and fifteen colored.
Among those reported this afternoon are C. P.
Baldwin, Gcorcfa Doyle,' Maggie Outlaw, and
J. B. Tlitesknuf.
*Two death* since noon,—Ernest P. Leak ami
George Von Brlnck.
The Hon. John Johnson, Superintendent of
Quarantine, wilt recommend to the Slate Board
of Health that the hoars for citizens to ho kept
in their homes be changed from 0 p. m. and
4 a. m. to 8 p. m. and 0 a. m.
* MAIM.
Commencing Friday, dally mail service will
bo resumed over Die Louisville & .Nashville
Railroad.
ArrsAr*
The Howard Association will to-morrow make
(in appeal for assistaoco.
The thermometer ranged to-day from 01
to 87.
RATIONS.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 20.—Tito National
Board of Health to-day considered, without
making disposition of It, the matter of furnish
ing rations to tho people of Memphis now living
In tents la the vicinity of the city.
TEXAS..
QUARANTINE THREATENED.
Galveston, Aug. 20.—The quarantine de
clared yesterday by Houston against Galveston
Is not enforced, but will be ahould the steamer
Colorado ont :r this port. The vessel Is still out
side awaiting Die decision of the Governor,
. The Houston Board express a determination
to enforce tho quarantine oven ahould tbu Gov
ernor permit tho Colorado to land.
OBITUARY.
MRS.ADELAIDEKttMBLESARTOItIS.
Jfetc York World, Aug. lt». •
After the country had been several days sym
pathizing with Gen. Grant and Mrs. Grant in
their grief at the death of their daughter the
agent of the press at Loudon has discovered and!
announces that It is not thole daughter at all
who has died, ' but her molhor-ln-law, Mrs.
Edward Bartorls, a lady butter known to an
older generation as Adelaide Kemble. .0 daugh
ter of Charles Kemble—the brother of John
Philip Kemble—by h!s wife Marie-Therese, a
clover actress of Viennese birth and Preach
descent, who began life on the stage os a dan
seuse. Adelaide Kemble was the younger sister
of Mrs. Frances Anno Kemble Roller and of
John Mitchell Kemble, one'of tnc mostcmlncnt
of Anglo-Saxon scholars uml historians, who
died in 1857 leaving his great work on the
“Saxons in England' l unfinished. Ade
laide Kemble, who was gifted with sin
gular beauty, and with n voire of exquisite
qualltv and rare compass, very earlv in life be
came an opera artist, and on the stage of Covent
. Garden Theatre—during her brief but triumph
ant career as a prlma donna—won grunt dis
tinction by her dramatic force as well os hr her
vocal endowments and tier artistic training.
The best judges of the day pronounced Pasta to
be her only superior in the role of A'unna.
Bite married .-' while still very roung Mr.
Edward uartorls. ' the 'son of a Creek tncr
•liant established In Franco, who had married
in England and who purchased property there,
and retiring from the stage became one of the
recognized leaders of the most brilliant and In
tellectual it not the most fashionable society
of London. A few years before her son's mar
riage to the daughter of President Grant site ,
had contributed In serial form to one of (tin
English magazines some charming pacers on
social life In Prauec, which were republished
under the title of “ A Week in a French Conn
try-llonsc,” both at London and at New York.
Adelaide Kemble was strangely unlike her
more famous but not more fortunate sister,
Mrs. Butler, and Inherited mure of Charles
Kemble’s quiet dignity and gentle social graces.
Tier wedded life was a lung and a happy one,
yet she dies only in the CUth rear of her ago.—
a fact which will startlingly remind many people
Id this city who osslsted at the American debut
of her brilliant sister in Now York forty-llvu
years ago that they must no longer include
themselves among the heady youth of the
present day.
WILLIAM WOODS.
Bpeetal IJteoatch to 7he TVlbune.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 20.— William Woods, at
one time one of our most prominent Irou and
steel manufacturers, died at his residence in
this city at 8 o'clock this morning, after a brief
Illness. Ho began life as a blacksmith, at which
business be amassed considerable wealth. In
1853 bo purchased an, Interest In the Fort Pitt
Iron and Steel Works. In 1878 the llrm was
forced into bankruptcy, which swept away his
entire fortune. Ho had been one of the most
successful steel-workers of the coun
try, and rolled the first bar of
steel ever rolled lu America In the
vedr 1845. Ho was really (he fattier of that lo
dustry, and the old firm of winch he was a mem
ber, now Anderson & Passavant, produce 10,000
of the 70,000 tons of crucible and convertible
steel, outside of the Bessemer process, turned
out annually lu the United Slates. Ho was
born in Urconsburg, Westmoreland County,
Pa., and was 55 years of ago at the time of his
death.
COL. WILLIAM LKAGIITON.
Stxcial Dlwalch 19 Trie Trioune.,
Keokuk, 10., Aug. 20.—C0l William Lcagh
lon, a prominent cUlzea of this city, who was
recovering from a lung and severe illness, faint
ed and fell on the street last evening. Ho was
taken home and died this morning from ex
haustion Incident to tivercxerilun while still
very weak. Deceased bad Jived hero for thirty
three years. He was formerly ono of tho lessees
bf the Dcs Moines Valley Railroad, and was at
the time of his death I’rcsldent of the Water
Works Corupauy. Ho loft an estate valued at
(75,000, including several thousand acres of
land lo lowa and Missouri, but it tl considerably
Involved. Reverses had preyed upon him until
his mind had become slfectod. Ho was 07 years
of ago, a native of Scotl mil, nnu brother of An
drew Lcagbloa, the Scotch poet
HENRY J. ROGERS.
Bai.timore, Aug. 20.—Henry J, Rogers, con
structor of the first telegraph line, that be
tween this city ami Washington, died at his
tesldenee to-day, aged fill.
Tl>« City of Lomluii's Dlnneri.
.Within the lost few year# ilio Corporation of
London has expended lliu following sums lu
grand entertainments:
IB72—Dinners lo the Sultan and to tbo
King of (lie livltrintiß 9162,025
Dinner lu the Viceroy of EtrrpU
OTtiP.
Entertainment to tlio Blish of Per*
, _*1a...... 71»,30i
Tlinnkatfivmg ceremonies
1974—Dinner to the Czar of llussla .....
Unveiling of Prince Consort'!
statue. 0,105
1670—Presentation plate to Duke of Ed*
Inburg 14,450
Dinner to Duke of Edinburg 16,000
Visit of tbo common Coaudluien
to Epptnjr Forest 13,370
International municipal entertain*
ment... 01,745
Cost of freedom to Prince Leopold. 9,616
1877—Dinner to tbo Prince of Wales on
Lis return from India, more than 196,000
MenuoDS in North Carolina Tliraatenod.
A telegram from Raleigh, N. 0., Aug. 14,
says: “ The Mormons and their opponents ure
having lively times in Clay and Cherokee Coun
ties. This sect has multiplied amazingly iu
those counties. A few davs since the people of
the county turned out on masse, and, going to
the Mormon settlements, gave them thirty days
in which to leave North Carolina. If they did
uot leave, they were told that they would be
made to. As sodn as the party left, one of tho
Mormon Eiders dispatched a courier with a let
ter to Oov. Jarvis, bitterly complaining of this
abridgment of their religious liberty, and re
questing the Governor to interfere in behalf of
his people, especially the new converts. The
Governor has instructed the Solicitor of the
District and bherilUof the two counties to see
that order Is preserved. A big row Is expected."
" Uob M Toombs,
asked Gen. Toombs the other day, in
Atlanta. Go., if he would be a candidate for
QuverobK""No, sir," was the emphatic reply:
“ 1 have not a tingle qualification,—nev«r made
a agricultural speech to my life, and don't
know a single buuday-school hymn."
File off year coras with the “Japan*** Corn-
Ille." It will surely cure and and palm flj cstaa.
FIRES.
A Costly Conflagration at Car
rollton, near Saginaw,
Mich.
Lumber, Salt, Mill-Property, and
* Wood Worth $133,000
Lost.
Details of the Catastrophe, and
an Itemized Statement
of Losses.
Tho People of Memphis Treated to
the Luxury of a Small
Tire.
AT CARROLLTON. MTCU.
Special Dtipitiefk to The Tribune.
East Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 20.— Shortly be
fore 12 o’clock to-dar fire was discovered In the
roof of the saw-mill of Sanborn A Bliss, at Car
rollton, and In three minutes the entire struct
ure was a sheet of flame. The wind was blow
ing fresh from the southeast, and everything
about the mill was as dry ns tinder. The flames
spread witli frightful rapidity. A salt block,
salt shed, two drill-houses, ami 4,000 cords of
wood io the yard followed the mill, and a targe
boarding-house and four tenement-houses
shared the same fate, together with 1,400 feet of
dock along the river, on which were
plied 0.000.000 feet of lumber, all of
which was totally destroyed. The Fire
Departments of two cities were on hand,
but so Intense was the heat and fierceness of
tho flames Umt the firemen could not do much.
The fire was checked at 8 o’clock. The following
property was destroyed: Sanborn & Bliss, saw
mill, cuelnc-ltouso, machinery, etc., 844,000.
Salt block aud four thousand barrels of salt,
114,000.
Fourteen hundred feel dock, $3,500.
Two drill-houses, $3,000.
Four thousand cords of wood, $3,000.
Fire dwellings, $3,000; staves, cooper-shop,
etc., $1,500.
Lumber on dock owned and valued
as follows: J. W. Howry, 8,000,000 feet,
$30,000; Beniamin & Bliss, 225,000
feet, $3,500; J. L. Hublngor, 000,030 feet, SO,-
000; Sanborn A Bliss, 630,000 feet, $5,500; A. F.
Bliss A Bro., 500,000 feet, $5,500; Thomas
Nestor, 200,000 feet, $3,500.
The total toss will approximate $125,000, with
about $75,000 Insurance. The mill had a ca
pacity of 100,000 feet of lumber per day.
AT MEMPHIS, TENN.
Ppftlal UUtMteh to The Tribune.
Memphis, Toon., Aug. CO.—A lire occurred In
No. U3O Front street, oajuluing tho rear of UlO
Peabody Hotel. It appeared to liave been burn
ing some time wben discovered. The firemen
were promptly on the grounds. While this lire
was progressing another lire broke out in a
building 011 Market square, at present unoccu
pied,.save hy servants in charge. The lire was
gotten under control,. with but little damage
done. Tho attempt to arrest ao obstreperous
letter-carrier during Uic progress of the lire
caused considerable excitement and a general
stainDcclc through Main street. The man es
caped from the colored guard. The colored
troops got considerably excited during the rum
pus mul scattered, so that It took some tlmu to
raliv litem. The Amlanche adieu was in great
danger If the fire bad got under headway.
The Front street budding was the property of
John M. Lea, of Nashville. Loss, $5,000.
Thu Market Square imlldlng was valued at
$0,000; total loss. Partially Insured la the
Planters'of Memphis.
CHICAGO.
A etUl alarm to Engine Company No. Cl at
C:35 yesterday afternoon was caused by a fire
upon the roof of a two-story frame building-at
No. 453 Wabash avenue, owned by G. Armour,
and occupied by G. A. Dardon as a residence.
Damage trifling. Cause, a defective flue.
Tiic alarm from Box 127 at 9:50 yesterday
morning was caused hy a tiro under the front
seeps of the Bt. Stephen Lutheran Church at
the earner of Tweutv-Qflh street'and Went
worth avenue. Cause unknown. Damage
nominal.
ON LONG ISLAND.
Kbit York, Aug. 20.—Tho Long Island
Lumber Mills at Brooklyn arc burned. Lose,
$35,000; insured. '
THE lOST CORPSE.
The Singular Story that Two Now York Ilo
purti-rs Bring Iroin Garden City—Stewart's
Body In Friendly Hand*.
special lo LouittlUt Courier-Journal.
New Yonit. Aug. 10.—Two reporters, who
were sent from a New York newspaper office to
Garden City to sec what they could ascertain
about the probability of Mr. A. T. Stewart’s
body being concealed there by Judge Hilton,
descended Into the crypt and ‘found that, while
the walls and celling of the crypt were being lav
ishly ornamented and frescoed, the Hoar seemed
neglected, and on making on inquiry about
this they persuaded a laborer to taku a shovel
and remove some of the rubbislt on the floor.
Then It appeared that tiic appearances were de
ceptive, and that the floor was octuallyeomplcted
lu the finest possible Mosaic work, but that It
seemed to be Intentionally covered with rub
bish. On pursuing their Investigation, they
saw a long’marble slab two feet or more wide
set Into the floor, out of all harmony with the
arrangement and evident design. Tills was
scaled tight Into Its place with lead. Suspect
ing that It covered Hie remains of A. T. Stew
art, they plied the foreman with ques
tions, and he admitted that tho slab
was . not a part of the plan of the floor, ana
that It had been Introduced Into Its place
for a temporary purpose. Thenjthcyput tho ques
tion: “ Dock not that slab cover Hie body ul A.
T. Stewartf” The foreman replied: “You
must draw your own Inferences.” Hu refused
tudenv that Mr. Stewart's body was there. It
was also learned that there are four watchmen,
who are employed to stay at this place all of the
time, and that they have been surrounded
with all the chocks possible lo compel them
to attend fallhlutly to their duty. It Is
argued from this that there Is sumethlug
Hn re to guard mure than Lite stone structure.
Thu Indications all are that the body Is now
practically recovered. An employe ol Judge
Htttun positively assured your correspondent
Hml the body was now In friendly hands, and
said Umt he could give Important details were
ft not for Hie fact that the information, from Its
very nature, would be traced to him, and would
cost him Ids position. He hud heard Judge
Htttou say that ho would give SSOO to know who
first gave the Information lost winter that the
body had been recovered.
SA, 000
or». uoo
00,810
AVw York ttiuunt, Aug. 10.
Ihe following letter. bearing the signature of
Dr. Jolm C. Minor, Mrs. Stewart's physician,
was received yesterday at tho Tnbuue otllce.
Au effort was made last evening to see Dr,
Minor, In order to ascertain beyond question
that tho 'utter was from him, out it was slated
nt his residence that ho was at Saratoga and
hud not boon in Die city since Friday:
NttW York, Aug. 17.— T0 tin Jidlior of (hi
Tritmnn lu answer to your article ul tliu Idth
Inst., entitled “Mrs Stewart a Deceived
Womau," 1 wish to make a brief statement of
facts that arc uot matters of hearsay, but of
personal knowledge.
In the recent newspaper flurry concerning tho
Stewart affair the palpable falsehoods are so
numerous that it Is useless to attempt to cor
rect them. Some, however, might have been
omitted had the daily papers used us much dili
gence to publish what was true os to display
what was startling.
The various optutons purporting to come from
Mrs. Stewart's physicians are all of them un
true, as they evidently come from those who
have uo personal acquaintance with Mrs.
Stewart or her affairs. These particular lies
interest me somewhat from the fact that 1 hap
pen to bo Mrs. Stewart's physician, and am uot
in the habit of discussing the affairs of my
patients with any one.
Nevertheless, since so roan? erroneous state
ments have appeared. I consider it no breach of
confluence to correct au impression that bus
been created by Uiu thieves and their counsel,
Imparted by the newspapers, and believed, to a
large oxteot, by the public. 1 reter to the re
port that Mrs. Stewart Iras been kept in ignor
ance of the fact that the remains of her husband
were still in the hands of Ure thieves, and that
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: THURSDAY. AUGUST 21. I87!)-TWELVE PAGES.
Judge Hilton has devolved her by leading her
to suppose Umt he had secured the body uml
had it aufo In Ids pu«se<**i«>n.
In pronouncing litis »Uirv a pure fabrication,
—a lie of tin* first magnitude.—l mav Plate that
my information is n matter of personal Knowl
edge, mnl, ns the fnntllv plt-sldim of .Mrs. Mew
art, ami Judge Hilton, os well, it is not llkelv
Unit such on assertion would come from me
without the ntosiroHttvc assurance of its truth.
Mrs. Stewart has ben fuilv aware Hint the re
mains were Mill in the hnmis of tin* scoundrels
who committed the roblicrv, mnl Judso Hilton
lias never railed to acquaint liar with llio actual
progress of the affair.
'nie whole storv ns It has been placed before
tin* nubile is nnt’a matter of newspaper enter
prise, as some might think, but it is evidently
the work of the thieves mnl their counsel.
Thov eupnosed that in un affair of lids him!
ther would he ahiu to deal with .Mrs. Stewart
alone. Tiny knew that site was a tender-hearted
woman, and Unit human ingenuity could de
vise no cruelty more liemllsh than that tiuv
employed for the purpose of extorting monev
Irom her. Thev failed, however, to credit her
with the common sense mid courage sho Pos
sesses. Having repualedlv fatted to recontpllsh
any personal dealings with her, hearing with
chagrin that her health was excellent, am) Hint
she had resumed her ordinary occupations, they
did not doubt her strong nlTociioti, but assumed
that she was "a deceived woman.”
The precautions with which she was surround
ed, her health mul good spirits, the provoking
silence of Judge Hilton, were all regarded ns
so tmmy proofs of llio correctness of the sup
position Umt Judge Hilton had deceived her
into the belief that the boclv was safe at rest.
There remained hut one resource for them, mid
that was to use (lie daily papers so as to bring
to Mrs. Stewart’s eyes the fact* Umt Hie body
was still In ilicir hands.
Such undoubtedly was the animus of the storv
spread before the nubile by i.he thieves’ counsel.
That the ellort will fail wr its pnropse is evident
from the lact Uiiiiit was hosed on miscalcula
tion. Tbr thieves uud Uieimmnscl have played
their last card, but the game Is not ilnlshvd yet,
and Us dual issue enu neither ho hurried nor
delayed by such transparent devices ns those to
which t heduilv papers have lent their columns
and spread before Utelr innocent readers. Yours
truly, John C. Minor, M. I).
POLITICAL,
ILLINOIS.
special Diepateh to The Tribune.
SPRiKGFin.D, 111., Aug. 20.—Gov. Cullom
vigorously denies the statements made in the
dispatch from Danville published In to-day's
TumUNB. Ho asserts that the position of
Southern Penitentiary Commissioner lias not
been tendered by bim to any one, but admits
Unit, expecting R. D. Lawrence to resign soon,
ho has had several names under consideration,
among them those of Ethelbert Callahan and
Gen, James Marlin. lie further states that,
when Lawrence resigns, ns he soon will, ho pro
poses to put a Republican in his place, but docs
not intend to remove or request the
resignation of any other Democrats, es
pecially Railroad Commissioner Obcrly, who,
with Lawrence, is the only Democrat appointed
bv film who draws a salary. Cullom explains
these appointment* by* saying that the Demo
crats have always been represented on the Rail
road Commission, in accordance with the under
standing when It was established. As for Law
rence, tie appointed him, ho says, because he
felt, that It was necessary to have a practical
builder and contractor to superintend the com
mencement of the work on the Southern-Peni
tentiary buildings, utul believed that Lawrence
was the best man bo could find. Lawrence can
not afford to devote bis timo to the
Penitentiary for the small salary at
tached to the position, and is anxious
to bn relieved of bis duties. When this change
is made, Aleck Irvin, Urn Deputy Warden nt
Chester, a prominent Democratic politician of
Alexander County, will get Uic “bounce.”
He says this is all there is In Uic stories of the
proposed reorganization of the Statu Board.
Tlie Governor refused to snv who would be ap
pointed to succeed Lawrence, and Insisted that
the appointment had not been tendered to anv
one. mill that the coming man had not yet been
decided upon.
BX-OOV. OOLE9BT
was in tho citv this evening, on his way to the
soldiers' reunion at Cnrliurllle to-morrow. lie
declined to be interviewed on political matters,
but cold that neither tho OioU-JJemocrul, Chi
cago Timet, nor any person or pnpercould make
him refuse to support the Republican nominee
in 1880, whether it might be Coukllng or Grant.
TfLDEN.
Wtnaleh to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
NK<v YonK, Aug. 19.—1 called upon Gov.
Tildcn tbla altornoon at tilscttv residence, No.
15 Grmncrcy Park. lu explanation of tliu ob
ject of my call, I said:
“Governor, the A’m/nfw would like to know
whether the statement of the Hon.{Mr. Springer
that you are earnestly In favor of the election of
Gen. Ewing as Governor is authentic)”
Gov, Tildcn replied: “Certainly it Is”; and
then he continued: “I have just received a
letter from Mr. Sprlngcrfclntlve to the inter
view purported to have been had with him by a
correspondent, and qulto extensively published.
In that letter Mr. Springer soys: *1 do not
recognize any of the statements published us
having been mode bv me, except that in refer
ence to Gen. Ewing’s election. Upon that point
1 spoke freely.’ ”
“Then,” said I, “on that point Mr. Springer
was reported corrcetlv i”
“I presume so,” responded the Governor.
u My opinions on that subject have been no
secret.”
At this point I endeavored to draw him into
an expression on general politics, but lie was
verv reticent, and would only says “The dif
ferences in Hie Democratic party in Hie United
.States are transitory and evanescent, mid will
disappear in Hie presence of inevitable events.
Tho prmclolcs upon which the great rmihs of
the Democratic parly ore agreed on are funda
mental and eternal. In tlui contest of 1870 ihu
issue was Hie restoration of ihe Government,
its practical working nnu administration, to the
original ideas of its founders. The defeat of
Hie popular will, as declared In that election,
has raised a vastly greater Issue—(hut ta, Hie
iuleuntv ol the system of self-government
through elections by Hie people. This Issue
transcends all others, and It would ba n betray
al of the most sacred duty lu mamdnd to per
mit it to tie sacrificed to inferior and transient
questions.”
ANTI-TILDKN.
Special Dlupateh lo The Tribune.
Naw York, Aug. 20.—Tho Express puts Hen
dricks first ns Its choice for the Presidential
nomination, and says editorially: “New York
has already furnished four candidates for the
Presidency in succession,—McClellan In 18dl,8oy
inour in 1808, Greeley In 1872, ami Tildcn In lS7d.
In justice to the Democrats of other Slates who
are equally Interested In the issue, Hie nest can
didate should not bo taken from New York.
Other tilings being equal, ho should be a West
ern man. Tho West to-day Is Hie scat of polit
ical power in Ihn Nation, andjits Berests, which
ore of paramount importance, ought to be
specially recognized. The United Stales is the
great agricultural empire of the globe, and tho
Went Is the centre of the agricultural interest,
the real wealth of the country. King Corn lias
taken the place of King Cotton, and the Demo
cratic party should acknowledge this fact lu a
choice of a candidate next summer.”
IOWA.
Swtil CorrnponiUncr oj Tht TVfhtmi,
Dbs Moinus, la., Aug. 18.—Judge Ed Camp
bell has been bolding a prayer and conference
meeting with Judge Noble. Ed is a powerful
man lu a conference, lie would make a stranger
bcllovu the Democratic party was composed of
Balms, and received their commissions Irani the
Almighty. Hols tho most wily political In
triguer In all this State. Thieves say it Is no
trick at all to steal; it is the hiding that re
quires genius. That U a faculty Ed has to
perfection. Uo will cover his tracks beyond
possibility of detection. As the result of his
labors, Noble reverses himself, goes back on his
record and his friends, and writes to Ed, w hen
he has got back to bis homo in Fairfield, that
ho will interpose uo further objection to
the universal wish of the people. Now,
ho was elected by tho 'people as
Judge of the District Court for four years,
agreeing to serve the full term if elected. Ho
will flud that Ka Campbell's promises in the
name of the people are quite another thing from
“getting lhar.” Prevarication is nut commend
able lu a Judge. if ho eeuld uot accept the
nomination In May last because of his prior con
tract, how cau bo now, when the conditions are
uot chanced I Ho will go down with the party
in October, and may as well prepare for the
funeral.
Judge Beck has decided at last that ho will
decline the ITohlbition nomination of the twen
ty-eight for Supreme Judge, and has sent them
a brief epistle to that effect. .AH the twenty
eight have left is the preacher Daugau, who Is
running alone fer (Inventor, for 9500 rash In
advance. Thu object of the party of twenty
eight N too apparent to deceive; and Mr. Dun
gnu tflli earn tils monev hv airing his egotism,
and quit.
TEXAS.
Pitoalch (ft St. l.nui» Globe* pemecrat.
Dallah, Tex., Aug. 18.—The lion. John W.
Cochrane, Speaker of the House of Representa
tives, has received a letter Irom Congressman
Reagan, from Tyler, lu-day, urging Un* necessi
ty of iimiH'dlaio organization mid hard work to
prevent tho defeat of Uiu Democratic party In
llio Slate by Oroenlnukcrs. Reagan had re
cently engaged In a political debate with Gen.
Hammnn. Into Greenback candidate for Govern
or. lie mlmiia npathv on the part of ihu Demo
crats, and nays detuat is certain if matter* con
tinue as iliev are now going. Until Reagan
and Hmmnnn tire supposed to be ennil
dates for the United States Senate. Tho Green
hackers here uigamzed a club In eiU’h ward Sat
urday night, mul had n largely-attended meet-
Ini* at Arlington tin* same night.whore Ephraim
Daggett, late candidate tor Congress Iti this
DiMnet. mid 11. A. Spencer, late candidate for
Comptroller, spoke. Over 8011 voters joined the
clnl) at Arlington. The Gruentiavkcrs will make
a race on State questions in the next campaign.
Tin v will oppose the Sunday law and favor free
schools, mnl hv Umt means obtain a large Ger
man ami Hcpuhl’ean following. The Cintlrmntt
of the Democratic State Executive Committee,
also a resident of this city, will probably take
Reagan’s advice and commence work. There Is
groat apathy among hitherto Democratic lead
ers In the Stale, while, on the other hand, the
Greeobnckcrs are gaining in strength daily, mid
very aettvo and prominent Democrats hero ad
mit that if the election should occur soon the
Greonbnckcrs would curry litis county, hereto
fore giving the largest Democratic majority in
ttie State.
THE WALLACE COMMITTEE.
Special intiHttch to The Tribune.
Boston, Aug. 20.—The Wallace Committee
finished Investigating Ku-Kluxlsm in Massachu
setts this morning. The members have certain*
ly worked hard for the past seven days. lour of
which were mainly occupied with hearing the
case raised by Butler’s agents. Charges of In*
ttmldnlkm by threats of milbowncrs and others
to discharge men who voted for Butler were
freely made, and bribery was charged in two
cases. Thu whole nlTair was managed to help
Butler in the fall raid on the Governorship,
livery charge has been utterly disproved by
witnesses la rebuttal, who were Jlupub*
Heims, Democrats, and at least two
Butler . men, and whoso word under
oath was certainly worth more tnan
that of lliu laborers preferring the charges. Nut
the slightest evidence of Intimidation of any
sort stood exposure, and a more complete fail
ure coulu not be imagined. Much of the But*
lorlles’ evidence was hearsay, and ten leading
Uepubllcaus of manufacturin'; places have been
witnesses ua thu oilier side. The Commlttco
evidently wearied of the profitless lob two days
ago, for Wallace and McDonald frequently
passed witnesses with silent examination, even
wheu tliov knocked tln ir footing away from thu
Butler .witnesses. .The Committee disbands here.
CALirOUNIA.
San Francisco, Cal., Amr. 20.—n. P. Will
fajus, Workingmen’s candidate for Congress In
the Second District, having declined, E. J.
Clunlc, the “Bilk ” candidate, was nominated
instead. The Bilks have nominated Judge Terry
for Attornov-OencraUvice Cross. dccilncdJ Not
u Democratic nomination, ns reported last night.
CRIMINAL NEWS.
IIANOKT).
Aliunt, N. Y., Aug. SO.—Hilaire Lotrl
monilio wds hanged here tills afternoon for the
murder of Catberiue Dunsbach, near Cohoes,
in April last.
'Die efforts to secure a stay of execution liav
ing all failed, his counsel, late last night, de
termined not to disturb him hy the announce
ment, and ho was allowed to rest tu pence. His
time this morning was constantly occupied in
prayer with Ids spiritual adviser mid In conver
sation wttli his mother and other relatives.
The Sheriff granted a largo number of passes
to persons wishing to witness the execution, but
the Governor informed him that each n pro
ceeding was contrary to law. Tlio Sheriff then
revoked tlio passes and confined Die witnesses
strictly to those provided for by law.
Lutrlinoufflc's mother took leave of her son
this morning. Ills father mid cousin spoku to
him for the last timo Sunday. Thu mother
colled at half-post 0. When Latrlmouillo saw
her coming along the corridor hu was deeply
effected. The mother requested her boy to
speak to her. Shu clasped both her arms about
him, audio remained for many minutes. She
wept mid stulicd, and after a long embrace was
taken «way,L.itrlmouUlo was led to the (tallows
by Deputy-Sheriff Nodhm, supported between
two priests. Younir men from the Cathedral
Sodality followed singing the Lltauy for the
Dead.
Lntrimouillc, pale mid emaciated, carried a
erm-iilx, which bo repeatedly kissed, talked to
and frequently kissed both priests.
Deputy-Sheriff Nodlno then read the warrant
for the execution, mid asked If he had anything
to nay. He replied In n feeble voice, "I ask to
bo forgiven by all, and have forgiven them. I
Buhl nil l have to say to my conlenHjrs."
fits lumls mid legs were tied, iheropo ad
justed, mid the black cap placed over bis head.
At half-past 12 the Deputy Sheriff waved hw
handkerchief, uud the rope was cut. It was done
so suddenly Unit Hie priests were struck by
Latrimoullie’s legs, uud they let! to the ground,
Ids body meanwhile swaying terribly. The
muscles ami limbs were much convulsed, not
withstanding attending physicians stated ihu
neck was broken, lie died in about twelve min
utes. The bony was taken to the Church of the
Assumption, ami afterwards to ids parents’ resi
dence at Cohoes.
Among those Intending to witness the execu
tion was Martin Dunsboeh, lather of the mur
dered woman. He was asked in lull whether he
would bo satisfied it sentence lid commuted to
imprisonment' lor life. "No," said the old man
with great deliberation, “that would not satisfy
me. lie Is guilty, mid ought to die, and nothing
else would satisfy mo but co see the sentence
carried out." <
Uv advied of friends, however, just before
Ltitrlmunille was brought from the cell, Duns
bach retired, and did nut witness the execution.
T.utrinimiille was burn in Canada, and was 24
years of ago.
FALL lUVEII DEFAULTERS,
Fai.i. Kivbsi, Maos., Aug. 20.—-Thu American
Linen Company loses #39,0U0 by (he defalcation
of Fulue, the third Treasurer. It appears that,
from 1800,Fnlno has been indebted lo tint mill
In amounts varying Iron) 31,000 to 101,000, and
of this Hie Directors were entirely ignorant, the
excuse being that I'ulue, in his statements, in
cluded all Ids accounts in the item of "accounts
receivable."
George B. Durfce to-dav pleaded "not
gulltv " to embezzling $03,000 of Urn lumls of
the Mechanics’ Mill. Ills bail was ilxed nt 310,-
000. Ills counsel slated that tbu complaint was
brought by thu District-Attorney without tbu
knowledge of the Directors.
Waller I'ulue, the defaulting Treasurer, has
gone to Cuba.
F.U.i, Uivcn, Aug. 20.—Paine’s confession
was bunded In by Ids sou during a meeting of
the Board of Directors. After devoting con
slderublu attention to the history of Ute early
existence ol (he mill, and the struggles through
winch it passed, for a lung time paying no divi
dends, I’aiuo says: "For six years iroin August,
lbo3, no dividends wore made. Vour Treasurer
held twenty-three shares of stuck, upon the In
come Iro'n which mid (lie small salary of 32,300
ho was dependent for the support of him
self ami family nt a time when the
cu»t of living was double wliai it Is
todsy, mid he diew ami charged to himself
on an open book account mure than Ids salary,
hoping, on the payment of dividends, to be able
to refund (lie amount. This amount increased
year by year, until, in 1872, it bad reached #TI,-
Oto.tx.', after which, by mi increase of salary,
uliidomls, and by lojus obtained upon his indi
vidual notes, ihu amount was reduced to 310,-
377.70, Jan. 1,1813. It lias since been increased
to between 317.000 mid $lB,hW." Add to this
I'ulue's personal loss ot " futures" of nearly
SOI,OOO, money for which came from the mill,
uud Fame’s present personal indebtedness lo
the mill amounts to over 378.000.
Nothing is yet learned of Falne’s whereabouts.
Fulku bavo been sent in different directions.
It was thought that Durfeo would not have
been arrested had It nut become known that
Faiuo hud esca)wd. Durtco obtained bull this
afternoon, but wuo is bondsmen are has not
been learned.
SHOT BY A MOU.
Little Hook, Ark., Aug. 80.—At Waldron,
Scott County, ou the afternoon ol the llith lost.,
tihurlff Samuel Lciuiiig, while attempting to ar
rest Walter Malouu for brutally a&taultlug his
wife, was shot and mortally wounded. Malone
attempted to escape, but l was followed by n
largo crowd and overtaken a short distance
from town. Ho refused to surrender mid wan
shot hv some one of Ihe crowd, mul It Is be
lieved will die. 'Hie town was wild with excite
ment at last accounts.
Later advices report Ute death of Sheriff
Lcmlng. •
AVENGING IIIS PALS.
Now York, Aug. 20.—Thomas McGuire, who
gave the police the Information which led to the
arrest of John Moran, John Conroy, and Francis
Gillespie, the river thieves who attempted to
rob the schooner VanNamo at Pier 53 East
Hirer on the night of the 2Sth of last month,
was fatally shot to-day In n ausrrcl with one
IVrry, represented ns mi associate of Ute thieves.
.Moran died of gun-shot wonuds, Urn Captain of
the sdtooncr I.avlng boon 'awakened by the
thieves, mid fired at theta* Ills companions
were scut to the Slate Prison.
A. U. GUNN GOES OFF.
Nardil JRjimfdi to The Tribune-
Dbs Moines, la., Aug. 20. A. D. Gunn, for
several years manager of the Western Union
Telegraph oillcc here, suddenly became missing
several days ago. Monday night lost hW wife
loft (lie cltVi destination unknown. The house
hold clTocts were detained at the depot by cred
itors. It is rumored on tho street Unit there is
n woman In the case. The Auditor of Ute Com-
Smv is here overhauling the books and accounts,
ennwhile, U. G. Smith, of Chicago, lain charge
as manager.
THE FRYE MURDERERS.
Boston, Aug. 20.— Tho Frye murderers have
not yet been arraigned. Donato, Ute Fleet
street barber, will bo charged with being acces
sory after the fact, ho havlug'saactloncd tho con
cealment of sonto of tho property In bis shop.
The missing man "Larry ” Is thought to have
been in Salem this afternoon. He. with "Nick”
mid "'Hie Greek,” will bo charged with murdor
In tho first degree.
ATTEMPTED SAPK-BI.OWINO.
special Dhpnlch to The Tribune.
Rockford, HI., Aug. 80.—An attempt was
made to blow open the safe In Chick’s flour and
feed mills lust night, but proved unsuccessful.
The thieves were probably green
hands at the business. No money was ob
tained, though there was considerable damage
to the safe.
A MURDERER ARRESTED.
Snt'ial plenatch to The Trlbnut.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 80.—Bud Webb, a
colored man, who shot and killed James Robin
son, of Haanloal, Mo., was arrested at Ferry
Springe, Pike County, last night, and taken to
Missouri on a warrant issued by Gov. Cullotn
to-day.
BOLD CRACKSMEN.
Long Branch, N. J., Aug. 20.—Flvo cracks
men seized, gogged, ami bouad a policemen In
the street boro last night; tlicn entered the
Lon? Branch Banking Company’s building and
made an attack noon the vault, but abnndoucd
their work und tools owing to the noise of the
explosion.
ASSASSINATION.
PntENix, Arizona, Aug. 20. Luke Monlhan.a
well-to-do farmer, residing several miles from
town, was brutally murdered while returning
home last night, near Ills farm. Five buckshot
entered the back of his neck. John Keller was
arrested ns tin* guilty party. He was tracked to
and (rum uls house to the scene of the murder.
CANADA.
Tlio niiirkfoet—A Camil—‘The liiinh of
Montreal—Millers' Privileges—A, T. Blow
art's llody.
Spfrial Dlnntch to The Tribune.
Ottawa, Aug. 20.—Tlio Dominion Govern
ment has appointed four more instructors of
farming to the Blackfoot Indians of the North
west In addition to the two already appointed.
Altogether in the Northwest there will be nine
teen teachers of farming. It is said that the
two ogrlcultural instructors at present residing
among the Biaekfeut Indians have reported in
Blowing terms on Urn prosocctlve success of
their mission.
It is understood that the Dominion Govern
ment has appointed an engineer to examino
into mid report on the practicability and esti
mated cost of a canal from tlio Bay of Quiutc
through iho Trent lllvcr navigation-works tu
Lake Huron. This makes the third schema be
fore tint public for Uiu connection by canal of
Lakes Huron and Ontario. The other two
schemes arc, first, Mr. Caprool’s, so well known
to the people of Chicago;, und, second, the Ot
tawa Ulvcr scheme.
Two ladles with considerable literary reputa
tion, l.udv Duilrcs Hardy and tier daughter,
Miss Isa Duilrcs Hardy, nro now at Ottawa.
Sitclal Dlupatch to Tht Trlbunt,
Montukxi.. Auir. 20.—The resignation of the
manager of the Bank of Montreal still contin
ues to be a tending topic of conversation an the
street. Some criticise the action In employing
the funds of the bunk for building tbu at. i’aul‘
A Minneapolis Railway, and say it would have
been generally condemned bid the speculation
not turned out successful.
To enable Canadian millers to grind flour for
export from American wheat Imported for this
purpose, the customs authorities hove Issued a
regulation authorizing millers to make oath at
their nearest custom-house to the effect that
the flour so exported had been ground
in bond from American wheat. The
Montreal Corn Exchange claims that
this regulation does not work
well, and that Boston flour dealers have been
getting this flour from Canada In bund, and
shipping It to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
ns Canada flour, and tlms avoiding tbu duly.
The Exchange, therefore, bus suggested to Mr.
.Inhnsun (hat the difficulty arisen m consequence
of Mm inattention of'many millers who live u
distance from custom-houses, uud that Uio
oath of the merchant or the miller’s agent at
the shipping point to the effect that all Cana
dian Hour exported by them In baud had been
ground from Canadian wheat and no other,
would cover Hie difficulty. Mr. Johnson is will
ing to adopt the suggestion.
It is said that Superintendent Walling, of
the Now York police, uud Judge Hilton were
communicated with last fall, when suspicion of
A. T. Stewart's body having been brought to
Montreal was aroused, mid that they refused to
follow up the clow. Frank Thomas, deck-hand
of the barge \V, 0. Shelton, which is supposed
to have conveyed the body to this city, bus been
interviewed and says: “The \V. O. Shelton
cleared from Canal street. Now York harbor, as
shown bv her papers. The berth last ucctioled
on Canal street In that city brought it
within 200 yards of Stewart's resting-place.
On receiving orders, the Shelton started for
Montreal singly*, ostensibly with a cargo of coal,
but, culling ot L’lattsburg, on Lake Champlain,
Hut precious remains were taken from ilia
Delaware & Hudson Canal Company's freight
sheds and transshipped to the canal-bout. This
step was rendered necessary by the vigilance of
the Canadian customs officers, who carefully ex
amined every package In transit hv rail. Thu
euiml-bout offered a safe and easy method of
transport, as the nature of the cargo prevents
an examination. What became of the body
after reaching hero no one knows."
(jUEUBc, Aug. 20.—Everything Is quiet to
day. At a meeting of delegates of tnu rival
labor societies uud citizens held this evening, it
was resolved that each society should continue
to work according to Us own rules, and each
should guarantee the other society against in
terference. Delegates of both societies signed
the minutes.
. Montubai., Aug. 20.—W. M. nod F. Cushing
(i Co., dry goods, have been attached. Liabili
ties. 380,W0.
‘‘ADIRONDACK" HURRAY.
Ban Fiuncisco, Aug. 80.—Tlio (,’a'l publishes
an Interview with “Adirondack" Murray, lie
says ho came to this coast to Introduce the buck*
board ami sue the State. When ho lult home
ho thought bis business affairs wore lu a snug
condition. Thu trouble was caused by a
personal Iriond suing ou a small debt, and at
taching his properly, -when tlio usual rush of
creditors started, tils oatlro Indebtedness docs
nut exceed ill),000, and tbc property, if sold
under the hammer to-morrow, would puv them
off and leave him a handsome surplus, lie in
tends to return East iu a low days and put
affairs lu suapo.
The ISiiultah Language,
iimaan Smetuior,
Dr. Welsso would uot be true to tbo country
from which ho hulls, U bo did not add |lu bis
recent treatise ua the English language] Uiut
“ the English language U spoken m America
with less provincialism and patois than la the
UrltUU Isles.' 1 That we speak the language
pretty well, lor Englishmen, Is a modicum ol
pralso lor which wo must bo thankful.
Mothers I your child mar bare worms I Then, by
all meaaa use “Unmu'e Vermifuge Cumut*."
They ur« the beet, surest, and most oleasaut rem
edy known. Avoid counterfeits. Trice. SOxeuu.
WASHINGTON.
Persistent Attempts to Misrepre
sent the National-Treasury
Accounts.
Tlio Fortune Hay Inclomnlty-
Olaim Bnscd on Actual
Damage.
Programme of the Mississippi
River Improvement
Commission.
TIIE| BOND ACCOUNT.
INDISI’UTA RLE PACTS.
ppfeliil Dltpitlcb to Tha Tribuna.
WajAwotoh, D. C., Aug. 20.—Efforts have
been nu»\i both in Now York and Washington
to show that statements made in these dis
patches d> Monday in reference to tho condi
tion of Un hand account between Dio Govern
ment and tanks wore Incorrect. Notwithstand
ing Ihcsi denials the facts aro precisely as
stated In Tic TnmoNß. The storv that large
payments b'»ve been made to London and In
this counury which have not yet been entered
upon tlio Ocoks of tho Treasury, * even If true,
would not alter the case. If largo payments
have becii made to the hanks or their agents
hero or In Europe on account of sales of bonds,
tills fact has not been reported to tho United
StatesTnfasurcr, and the money so received
IltS NOT KEEN PAID OVER
lo that otiicUL The assertion Is made that one
bank aloiio li entitled to a credit of 81,080,000
for called bonds and coupons, which have al
ready boon delivered to the agent ot the Treas
ury at London, but aro not yet recorded as paid
at Washington. There Is tho very best authori
ty for denying this assertion. About three
months n,fo ono of tlio subscribing banks sent
823,000,0(0 In 4 per cents to London for sale.
About 803,000,000 of this amount have been
sold and credited at tno Treasury, find there
now remains in London about $13,000,000 of
bonds unaccounted for. ,
In settling for bonds sent abroad the Treas
urer has accepted in payment
CALLED PONDS AND COUPONS,
and the agent at London, who Is tho agent of
the banks and not of tho Government, remits
every week to the Treasurer all tlio cash, culled
bouds, and matured coupons received In payment
for 4 per cents.
Neither is it true that tho banks under the
original terms of their subscriptions have the
right to retain tho money received from tho sale
of bonds until it is needed to pav for tlio called
bonds presented at the Treasury. The banks
were given ninety days in which to settle for
cach'BUbscriptlon, and at the expiration of that
porind they were subject to dratt of the United
States Treasurer for such amounts as ho might
deem It necessary to mako upon them.
MUST 13E PAID.
THE FORTUNE DAT CLAIM.
Washinotoh, D. C., Aug. 20.—Tlio claim for
$103,000 damages on account of illegal Inter
ference with American fishermen at Fortune
Huy, which has been presented to the British
Government, is not a claim for the restoration
of that or any other part of the Halifax
award upon the ground of non-fulfillment of
conditions.
The present claim Is for specific grievances,
and Is to be considered without reference to the
amount of the Halifax award, with which It has
nothing to do.
Mr. Welsh was instructed to base the claim for
$103,000 upon the actual loss and damage sus
tained by American fishermen in consequence of
the violent (uvaslon of their treaty rights at
Fortune Bar, and to obtain some security
against Die recurrence of similar offenses in Urn
future.
Advices received br the State Department
from the North American coast represent that,
although no actual violence has occurred this
year, our fishermen arc deterred by apprehen
sions of violence from approaching tho shore
and carrying on their business with the freedom
guaranteed to Diem by treaty, and that wo aro
Diereforo deriving no benefit from our agree
ment with tho British Government, and getting
no return for our money. Tho slate of feeling
which prevails between our north coast fisher
men ami British American fishermen, who con
sider themselves Justified in using farce 'to curry
out local prohibitory laws, Is regarded hr our
Government as extremely dangerous,
and liable at auy moment to lead
to bloodshed and serious Inte.'natlonal
misunderstanding, and it is therefore very anx
ious that some steps ahull bo takcu by the
British Government to do away with the local
prohibitory laws of the Canadian Provinces,
which now practically override and nullify tho
treaty provisions of a far higher authority.
NOTES AND NEWS.
81LVBU rUUCIIASB.
Wabhinoton, D. C., A«iv. 20.—The Treasury
Department to-day purchased between 400,000
mul 500,000 ounces of silver bullion, all ior the
Philadelphia mlut. Offers for Uio West were
considered above market rales.
DECISION APPROVED.
The Prcsldout lias approved the decision of
the Secretary of the Treasury In the Benjamin
Well and La Abra Silver Mining Company awards
under the claims convention with the United
Slates. Tho Weil claim Is fur the value of I,IWO
bales of cotton said to have been captured uml
appropriated in Mexico, uml the Lu
Abra claim is for the Sliver Mining Com
pany. The says: “While
neither the principles of public law uor
considerations of Justice or equity require or*
permit as between the United States and Mexico
that awards in these cases should be reopeued
and the cases reviewed before a now Interna
tional tribunal, or under any now convention or
negotiation respcctlng'-tho same between the
Uultcd States uml Mexico, 1 mn of opinion that
the matters brought to the altoullou of this
Government on the part of Mexico do bring
into grave doubt Urn substantial Integrity of llm
claim of Benjamin Weil, mid (he sincerity of the
evidence as to the measure of damages insisted
upon mid accorded In the case of the La Abra
Silver Mining Company, ami that the honor of
the Uultcd Slates duos require that these two
eases should be further Investigated by the
United States, to ascertain whether this Govern*
mcnl lus been made the means of enforcing
against« friendly bower claims of our citizens
based upon or exaggerated by fraud."
MBW M.UL STBAMBiIi.
A new lino oi mall Btoamer* will bo ruu be*
tween New Orleans and Now York uud Brlilsb
Honduras.
Tills MISSISSIPPI.
The organization of the Mississippi lllvcr Im
provement Commission was effected by the an*
polutrucut of Con. Comstock, of the Engineer
Corps, as Secretary pro turn. A resolution was
adopted requesting the Secretary of War to du*
tail uu olllcur of the army as permanent Secre
tary to the Commission. A committee was up*
pointed, composed ol Ocn. Harrison of Indian
apolis, Prof. Mitchell. United States Coast Sur
vey, and MuJ. Sutcr, Engineer Corps, to submit
recommendations as Hie best method of obtain
ing mid compiling statistics of the trade, com
merce, etc., of itie Mississippi Valley, unit such
other data as mav be required for the use of the
Commission. Another committee was un
pointed, consisting of Gon. Comstock, Prof,
Mitchell, of the Coast Survev, MuJ Sitter, En
gineer Corps, mid MaJ. llarrod. of New Or
leans, to prepare a plan for Hie future work of
the Commission, and to make such recommen
dations as they deem necessary with record to
‘the use and exiioiidllure of the cxlitlnu appro
nrlallon of ♦175,000. St. Louis lias been se
lected as permanent headquarters for the Com
mission, mid the ulllee there will be under Hie
Immediate charge of the Permanent Secretary,
who will bo Hie executive otlleer of Hie Com
mission, mid act under the direction of a com
mittee of members residing in the West.
APPOINTMENTS.
The President has appointed Phillip O. Wales,
of Maryland, the Medical inspector of the
United Dimes Navy, to be Surgooii-Ucoeral of
the United States Navy, mid Chief of the Bureau
of Medicine and Durgery, vies J. Wluthrop Tay
lor, retired.
MAIL-CAIiTiOB.
Awards for tho local transportation of malls
were made to-day as fellows! Pittsburg,
George K. Oils, 81,001; Chicago, 8. P. Wheeler,
118,700; St. uouls, Hubert P. Tanscy, BU.UUJ*
Nuw Orleans, W. O. James, sJ,Bia ’
WEALTH UNDER WATER.
Tlio Iso«t Treasure* In the Caribbean Son,
Kxehano*.
In 1616, wlicn Spain was exerting all tier
powers to suppress the revolution in Venezuela,
Hie 1,000-ton Ilno-oMinttlo ship San Pedro Al
cantara was dispatched from the mother coun
try, laden with ammunition of war and treasure
to pity the army in Venezuela and the navy on
the Spanish main. She had on hoard, ns proven
by the records preserved in thu State archives
in Madrid, $3,000,000 in cold coin packed In
iron chests and 83,000,000 in silver packed in
wooden chests. When tho vessel arrived off La
Guayra the Insurgent forces were threatening
Cnraccas, and tho frlchtoncd merchants and
clcrcy, fearing a sack of tho city, hastened to
place their wealth in the treasure hold of tho
San Pedro Alcantara for aalo keeping. Bullion,
items, church ornaments, and jewels, muchly
estimated at 81,000,000, were thus added to the
riches already aboard. Tho San Pedro Alcan
tnra sailed from La Guavrn to oil the southern
coast of the Island of Margarita, where she
anchored between Cache and Uuhagun. small
Islands to the south of Margarita. During
a revel among the sailors a fire wuis
started by thu upturning of a bowl ot
blazing punch, thu llamcs communicating
with a barrel of brandy, it Is said the dry,
wooden vessel was speedily enveloped, and the
Are soon became uncontrollable until It reached
tho powder-magazine, when a terrible explosion
took place, shattering to fragments the after
half of the vessel, scattering far and wide over
the waters tho wealth of her treasure-hold, and
sncrillcing the lives of 700 out of 1.000 men.
All tho foregoing Is a matter of history, estab
lished hr undoubted authority; that remaining
to bo stated Is a matter of knowledge to living
witnesses. In 1881 a company In Baltimore un
dertook to recover tho treasure. They worked
three mouths on the wreck of tho forward half
of the vessel, and recovered about 83,000 In
coin; thu coin found there was only scattered
silver dollars, stuck Into the wood-work by the
force of tho explosion. Owing to the slow
progress In recovering any ot thn treasure,
many concerned In the expedition became dis
satisfied with the way by which the wreck was
worked. Thomas 11. Folllngsby, one of the
divers, advanced a theory to the Superintendent
that the force of the explosion had thrown al
most everything on the vessel aft: other divers
coincided with him in his opinion. After
changing the locution on the schooner from
which they worked a diving-bell to the place in
dicated by Folllngshy, they succeeded, after six
months’ work, In recovering about 81100,000 In
silver coin. However, much more was recovered,
nil lie divers secreted about themselves largo
sums of money. Tlicv also found Jewels of
which they rendered no account. One man, In
particular, picked up a diamond cross, which
was subsequently sold In Nuw York forslß,UoU|
Several of the divers Anally stole the longboat
nml lied to Le Guayra; they wore, however,
pursued and arrested, but as they had counter
claims for percentage, and thu manager of tho
expedition was quite unpopular, the affair was
compromised and thev were sol free, the ex|>cdf
llon returning to Baltimore to refit nml set out
thu second time. Owing, again, to dlAlcuhics
between thojeuporlnlcndent and his divers, tho
expedition was compelled to return to Baltimore
tht* second time and again refit. The third ex
pedition was equally unsuccessful. Owing to a
chance in thu Venezuelan Government, a bus
puelon of pretended distrust nml deception in
m the matter of royalty wore token advantage
of to annul the grunt.
An expedition from Providence took some
830,001), bat was believed to be dishonestly
managed ami brought up in a row. AnoMiir
small expedition got 818,000. Several attempts
have been made since by incompetent ami in
efficient expeditions, all of which have gob
money; but, owing to various circumstances,
have only been measurable successful, having
been stopped by Incompctcncv or avaricious
dishonesty.
The latest was sent out by n well-known Now
York capitalist In 1878. It fulled, however,
through the Incompotencv of the Captain. Thu
grant for exclusive working of the ground for a
term of six years Is now held by Mr. Follingsbv,
the diver before mentioned ns directing Dm
movement in 1840, which led to the recovery of
$300,000. The ground to bo worked is about
two ami ono-halr miles from shore, in an almost
land-locked foadateod; the water Is from fiflv
to sixty feet deep; the bottom Is sand fourteen
to thirty inches deep; at both ends ol Die road
stead there is vorv deep water, preventing*
therefore, any accumulation of s uul In Dm road
stead. Tlie current is never more than two
knots, which renders it an easy matter to work
at the wreck Dio wiiolo year. It is proposed to
dredge the entire bottom fur n sulllctont radius
to take up evcrvtblng thrown out by the explo
sion. Dredges taking twenty-four satiate feet
at each dip iiavo been tried, and work well. Ex
ports contend that Dio Iron chests containing
the gold have alfurdcd n solid break by the ex
plosion force, and have consequently been
thrown far oil; while Die silver hurled from Dm
buret boxes eamo down in a shower within a
narrow radius, which accounts for the fact that
only sliver has been recovered. T'lio last expe
dition. under Cupl. Post, of the brig Gypsy,was
compelled to return to the United States, as all
employed suffered from Die heat and buddrink
ing-water token aboard at the island of Marga
rita. so Dial work was Impossible, and it mav ho
said that Dm Cantam was the only one who es
caped auy illness.
TNE WEATHER.
Office of tub Chief Signal Officer,
Washington, D. C., Auer. 31.—1 a. m.—lndica
tions: For Tennessee und the Ohio Valley,
slightly warpjcr, clear or partly cloudy weather,
southerly winds and stationary barometer.
For the Lower Lake region, clear, followed by
partly cloudy weather and occasional rain,
sllirhtly wanner, southerly winds and falling
barometer.
For the Upper Lake region, Upper Mississippi,
ami Lower Missouri Valleys, partly cloudy
weather, occasional light rain, winds mostly
from southeast to southwest, stationary or
higher temperature.
Tho rivers will remain nearly stationary.
LOCAL OIUKBVATIOSS.
ciiiOAOo, Aug. SO.
Wlml. Vcl, It'n. Weather
liar. Tiir
8 li I Clear.
b i:i Clear.
H | i:i .clear.
b I I J i Fair.
b | 7 l Clear.
h. .... ..1 h [ iclear.
0:53 a. 111. l!0.l>»7 70 (13
|):|b a. m. mi*bS ho ni
•i:«n J>. 111. 11U"HA 8-7 r.l
;n.vi |i. m.iso.nar 85 (>i
b:ui o. m. cu. Hts, 7h oi
lUilbp. m.lSu.b'ill 77 111
Uailmuui, at; nilnll
OESBIUI
n. OH,
ISEIIVATIONS.
aq<). Au*. lu-to:l8p. m.
Station*. | Bar.
8., Kfiitiu.l
B.g..ttcuilo •
b.. iritili... |
N.K., iiimu!
Cilia |
Albany Itu.ill mi
JloUoCltV.... ‘.UH7; 7b
HrocklnridKO so.oQi ns
Uuamo 7U
Cairo :i».ui 75
Clivycmio.... cu.ini no
CUliugo 30.85 77
Cmclnnutl... Irfi.m 70
CU-vuuml... 30. try n 7
liHViiiluort... So.HI I 70
De» Alomc* -M.no, 7b
Detroit 30.n1! (j'J
linJacCity... sn.:i7; mi
Duluth •31».8b| 75
Frlc mitt' ni
ICnanuha ... 30.78 (hi
Fortuarrv... 30.73, tH
KurldtloiMi.. 30.88 74
(Iraiitl llavcaw.Hi; 77
InoiarTtfPulu/tuiiNy'Ta
Keonut
I.OI.ToMC 30.73 73
Leavenworth 30.7(L hj
l.iuliillle.... Sh.imi 71
MMillion .30.741 77
.Mamnette ...;3».75, 70
Mention* ‘su.ui 70
M11w«U*0e..."311.78 77
NtulmiiO.... ao.dO 7ft
New Orietgi*,,3o.l*s. Ml
North,PUllti.,3o. lit 77
()ui4)itV. r ...V.,--i.-'> H SO
«*w0i0;t1;...30.04 iui
PIuCIIVV 30.77| 70
Pltuburg 30.i>4 (H
Fort Huron, 30.D.V tw
Hocheatur.... 3*Mrj| (H
Sacramento.. 3o.bi) 04
ball I,nke ....30.83 70
d.ut(iu*ky 3tuw 70
bun Kniiiflwco'3B.Bo; M
blitßTopvcinvia.Ol] 74
bt. l.oul* 30.04 71
ML I’AUI ; j.UII 73
Toledo 30.U71 70
Vickaiiurg..„.3o.ob; 77
W Inuuutucca .33.H|l 70
Yunkum. .... 33.53 77
bpiluafleid... uj.qj l 74
N. w.Vicnt
,s., (rein..
b. W., light
lb,, gcnilu,,
I S., L'l'tltlv..
h.. Hunt...
N., guutlu.
8., brink.,,
b. W.,(ru*li
b. K
h.. UghV.V
Calm
b. K., cunir
H., brMi...
Calm
S.. froth.
Calm....
S.,
N.W..HJIU
iruaii...
s.. L'UUIIO.,
Culm .......
8.. rre»h.
Culm....
li., cciiile.
ft. b.,fresh
,fro*e..
a., pout ...
8., fresh..
H.W., Halit
8.. fresh..
h.K.Kfem..
B. W., fresh
S.W..fresh
fresh..
W„ brisk..
Culm
8., fresh...
H. K.. fresh
8., !fro#h..
N. 1.., uom.
B. W., Fresh
K., fresh..
8.. fresh...
Cremation of nil Elephant,
J/uuion TtiijrauK.
It Is proposed by the managers of the (< Zno
on the Bpree " to set up the skeleton of the la
mented elephant, “Hoy," whose demise wo
recorded a few days ago, In his whilom dwell
ing, un Indian palace, which Is one of Uie slants
of Berlin. Tito corpse ol this colossal public
favorite was found to welch considerably over
two tous, exclusive of .the bones, and hud to be
divided into several sections before It could be
conveyed away from Hie gardens to the fiiriuno
by winch it was eventually consumed. Light
strong men failed to lift the skin alone Into a
curl. “ Bov’s ” hide welched twelve hundred
weight, and was found to be two inches thick la
some parts and on inch and three-quarters thick
along tliu spine. It was so umco damaged,
however, by the Illness to which “ Buy " suc
cumbed that eminent taxidermists, to whose In
spection It was submitted, pronounced it unfit
for preservation, and declined to attempt to
stuil It. Accordingly, It was reduced by com
bustion to ashes, mid yielded halt a hundred
weight ol manure, valued at da dd. ‘
iltalu. Weather.
Clear.
Fair.
C oudy.
C ear.
,c uaiiy.
:C outiy.
C car.
C car.
'C ear.
Fair.
X* cur.
PC our.
.|Kulr.
, uur.
,'C ear
,IC our
C ear.
...IT iroit'g.
.. c oar.
...iFiilr.
.uix'tctr.
...Clear.
...tCloftr.
.clear.
.Clear.
.Clear,
'clo‘ r Jr.
.{Clear.
.{Full*.
,‘Clear.
.!Clesr.
.Icle.ir.
.Clear.
jciear.
, iClssr,
Clear.
• Clour.
.IClesr.
.Clear.
.iKuir.
.[Clear.
'Clear.
,'Clear.
,'Clear.
.'Clear.

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