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Important Minnesota and Dakota Appoint
ments Sent to the White House
by Secretary Lamar.
Campbell Furnishes Donnelly's Eecord to
the Administration and He
is a Dead Duck.
Walker, Zlebacli, Wilkinson, Bris
bine, Biermaan and Others "Who
Want Good Offices.
Winona Postofflco Fight— Vilas' Way
of Conducting Business--Gen
eral Capital Gossip.
Northwestern Appoint
Special to the Globe.
Washington June Minnesota and
Dakota delegations here are in a high state j
of. excitement over the announcement that
Secretary Lamar has sent a large list of ap
pointments for the Northwest to the White
house, lie sat up until 9 o'clock last night
wrestling with them, and after making a
long list laid them aside until to-day, when
he sent them to the "White house. Of
course there are many conjectures and a
thousand guesses as to what names' are on
the list, but nothing more than guesses can
be had. -It is definitely learned, however,
that no nomination for surveyor general is
in the list. Donnelly was meandering about
this afternoon anxiously
■what they thought was the object of Secre
tary Lamar in asking Mr. Campbell to call
upon him a day or two ago. Mr. Campbell
has not hesitated to speak out his mind
about the propriety of appointing a man
who had never been a Democrat to so im
portant a position, and it is probable that if
Secretary Lamar asked his opinion of him he
gave it. Mr. Donnelly's friends are a good
deal elated over the fact that the man ap
pointed surveyor general of Dakota was not
a practical surveyor and say that this removes
the most important . banner to Donnelly's
success. They are a good deal
worried, however, that Secretary Lamar
should have called on Mr. Campbell for
Donnelly's record. Anti-Donnelly men are
confident to-day that they have scored a
pretty strong point against him in having
shown the president that -
is the Pioneer Press correspondent who
gave to the public the story that the presi
dent and his sister had quarrelled and that
Miss Cleveland would not return- to the
White house. lie and Donnelly appear to
be close Mends, as shown not only by his
support of that gentleman in his dispatches,
but by the fact that Donnelly is a very fre
quent vistor to his office.
Platt B. Walker of Minneapolis left for
home yesterday on receipt of a telegram
announcing the very dangerous illness of a
member of his family. His prospects of
appointment as a member of the .Mississippi
river commission are considered very good,
though there is no prospect of immediate
action. The list of appointments sent to
the White house by Secretary Lamar did
not, it is understood, contain any name for
It is believed here, however, that Ziebach
will be selected for that place. Ex-Senator
Wilkinson leaves for home as soon as the
charity and correction conference closes.
His prospects for the district attorneyship
seem to be about evenly balanced with
those of Brisbin, though it is not probable
there will be any action in the Minnesota
officers until after the surveyor-generalship
is settled. It is expected that the case of
the- Minnesota collector of internal revenue
•will be taken up some time during the pres
ent month and be disposed of. Biermann's
name is the only one so fax before the de
partment, ami he is pretty sure to be ap
pointed. The absurd stories sent from here
stating that he was in an
lest he should be defeated are quite unsub-
Btantiated by the facts. He will go home
in a few days with every prospect of ap
pointment. The secretary of the interior
has sent the claim of O. W. Streaton for
services in taking the census of Dakota
twenty years ago to the attorney general to
settle certain law questions regarding it.
Streaton is very hopeful as to the result.
The Winona postoffiee fight is now
between candidates C. T. Buck and Editor
Whipple of the Herald. Buck is under
stood to be supported by Doran and Bier
mann, and Whipple by Mr. Kelly. A. 11.
Hall of Minneapolis, who has been here as
a law student and holding a place in the
department at the same time, graduates on
Tuesday evening and will in August resign
Iris place i:i the department, and return to
Minneapolis to eater upon the practice of
law. •
Vilas' Business Methods. -
Washington, June 6. — The postmaster
general has sent the following circular let
ter to those applicants for positions as post
office inspectors who were selected by the
committee appointed for that purpose:
Washington, June G. — Sir: You are
notified that your application for the posi
tion of an inspector in this department has
been received and passed upon and that
you are required to attend for examination
at Washington on Wednesday, the 17th of
June, at 10 o'clock a. m. at the po.stoffice de
partment. A failure to attend will
be considered an abandonment of the appli
cation. Among many applicants who are
notified to attend, it is not probable that
more than one will be chosen from your
state, certainly not unless special qualifica
tions shall appear in greater number, and
none will be chosen unless the exami
nation be satisfactory. The examination
will have special reference to the probable
usefulness of the applicant for the duties
required, and unless the applicant feels
very confident of his qualifications to meet
the requirements of the service, he will
recognize the risk assumed of a loss of time
and expense in attending according to this
notice. This is not stated spe
cially to you, but to every applicant
alike, and .is not intended by way of
discouragement. Attention is invited to
the rules hitherto sent you, that recommen
dations will avail nothing to the advantage
of the applicant, but rather to his disad
vantage, it being the purpose of the de
partment to secure the most efficient corps
of inspectors possible, and have them de
pend for their positions hereafter wholly
upon their merits.
Sweet Harmony*
Washington, June Commissioner
Eaton being asked what foundation there
was for rumors published in some of the
papers lately that there had been collisions
between the civil service commission and
the heads of departments, or an un
friendly spirit . manifested on the
part of the latter, and especially on the
' part of the secretary of the interior towards
the commission, says there is no foundation
whatever for the rumors. They appear to
have their origin among the enemies of re
form and of the policy of the administration.
No head of a department has shown any
disposition to evade the rules or embarrass
the commission. The story about the con
gressman rebuking the secretary of the in
terior in connection with a desired certifi
cation from Dakota was utterly . baseless.
Secretary Lamar has done nothing tor which
the commission has the least ground of
complaint .-•• -..".. ■
Charities and Corrections. j
Washington", 1 June 6. — The conference
on charities and corrections met to-day.
Gen. Bunkerhoff of lowa read a chapter on
the police. Prof. A. O.Wright of Madison,
Wis.. delivered a discourse on the con
struction of jails, which was warmly ap
plauded. Delegate Griffith of Baltimore,
founder of "the Prisoners' Aid . association,
d 2t£aryiaud.deecnbed the •: result of the in-'
vest ion in the jails of Delaware. These
institutions he pronounced as a shameful
disgrace and condemned the system of whip
ping posts. Mr. Massey of Delaware de
fended that mode of punishment for the
worst class of prisoners. W. F. Round of
New York and , Reeve of In
diana spoke of jail management.
An invitation to the; lady members
of the conference was received from Miss
Cleveland asking them to visit her at the
White house on Monday.Rev. A. G. Byers
of Ohio spoke on juvenile delinquents in
reformatories. Miss E. 11. Cobb of Mil
waukee read a paper upon instructive
and productive employments for girls in in
dustrial schools and houses of refuge. A
few other papers were delivered and an ad
journment made until Monday.
Capital Chips.
Washington, June o.— ln compliance
with a rule adopted by the cabinet last
Thursday the president and the heads of all
the executive departments secluded them
selves from the public to-day and denied
i themselves to all visitors. Private Secre
tary Lam out also refused to see callers.
The Dolphin will make her trial trip at
sea next Thursday. The United States
steamer Despatch will go out with her.
The secretary of the treasury to-day re
ceived a strong protest against the con
tinued coinage of the present silver 'dollar,
which contains the signature of almost
every banking association and business man
in the state of South Carolina. Among
the signers are the treasurer and the comp
troller general of the state.
The postmaster at Paragould, Ark., has
I absconded, leaving a shortage in his ac
i counts, the amount of which is not yet
Dr. Charles M. Freeman of New Jersey
has been appointed medical examiner in the
pension office, and Dr. Philip H. Barton of
j Illinois has been appointed assistant mcdi
i cal referee in the same office, vice N. C.
: Graham, removed.
Teemer, the Fittsburg Oarsman, will Meet
- - the Canadian.
Prize right for Lady's -Jerome
Park Races,
Will Accept a. Challenge.
Pittsbubg, Perm,, June G. — Referring
to a telegram from Chicago, stating that
Edward Hanlan, the oarsman, had accepted
the challenge of John Teenier of this
city, the latter said to-day that the
announcement that he had. challenged Han
lan was a little premature, unless it was in
tended to refer to any one of the previous
attempts he had made to induce the Cana
dian to measure • oars with him.
He stated further that he
would accept the offer as a whole, or as
much of it as Hanlan was willing to stand up
to, and would agree to meet him at any
place, but would like to have one race at
or near Pittsburg. Teenier says he has
never been in better form in his life. He
is taking exercise regularly.
Will Disband.
Cleveland, 0., June 6. The Cleve
land base ball club will disband next week,
after the series with the Kansas City club.
Lack of patronage is the cause. . ,
Had Setter Been Whipped.
Pittsburg, June 6. — A bare-knuckle
prize fight between J. Donnelly and J.
Murphy, local pugilists, took place to
night in a bam i on Twenty-third
street. Sixteen rounds were fought, when
Murphy knocked out. Both men were
badly punished. The prizes was the had
of a yonng lady who witiKs^d
Flyers at Jerome Park. • «
New York, June 6. — There was a very
heavy attendance at Jerome Park tb-dayl
The weather was fine and the track fast. •'>'■
. First Two-year-olds, penalties and
allowances of }{ mile. Inspector B won
by \y± lengths; time, 50&j
Second — Handicap, all ages, 1 1-16
mile. Sam Brown won; time, 1:54>£. .
Third race Three-year-olds and up
wards, one and one-half miles; Tyrant won
by four lengths: time. 2:43.
Fourth Handicap, all ages, thir
teen-sixteenths of a mile; Girofla won by
three lengths; time, 2:07.
Fifth — Selling race, three-year
olds and upwards, one mile. Wanderer
won; time. 1:47.
Sixth — Handicap steeple chase, full
tcourse. Charlemagne won by a short head
hue, 4:213^.
Means Business.
Cleveland, June 6. — To-day Secretary
Tasig of the Driving Park association, re
ceived §2,500 forfeit from the owners of
Phallas and Maxey Cobb. The horses are
to trot here July 4 for 815,000. . .
Base Ball.
Cleveland 1 2 0 10 0 0 00—4
Kansas City...... 0 0 0 10 0 0 11—3
Cincinnati...... 0 21110000—5
Baltimore 2 3 0 5 3 7 1 0 o—2l
Chicago 1 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 *— 9
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2—l
New York 0 0 10 0 0 15 *— 7
Philadelphia 1 0 110 0 0 0 o—3
Toledo.. 0 OOOOlloO— 2
Indianapolis 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 4 *— 12
Providence 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2—6
Boston 0 0 0 10 0 10 o—2
Brooklyn 0 0 1 2 C 2 0 2 o—l3
Pittsburg 0 00000200—2
St. Louis 0 01100001 I—4
Athletics 0 00000111 4—6
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 110 2—4
Buffalo.. 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 *— 4
Progress of the Secretary's Trip. *
Kansas City, Mo., June 6. Secretary
Bayard and party passed the morning in
driving about the city, and at noon visited
the board of trade, where the distinguished
visitor was welcomed in a fitting
speech by Hon. John I. Phillips of this city
The secretary, in his response, touched
Driefly on national topics, the stability of
our government, that passes unshaken
through various political changes, and the
importance of development of the resources
of the West. Speaking of the administra
tion, he said its desire is that it
should be beneficial to all. He
referred to the fear that at first
seemed to have appeared on account of the
change of the government, and said: "The
fear was not unnatural, but may I not now
say that the fear, if it existed, has been al
layed? And •in case it should not
Ibe wholly so. it . will have
i been allayed within a very short
time. Our country is safe, no matter
which party wins, and there is not a sec
tion — a home in this broad land — that
cannot count on the government as its sin
cere friend and agent. He said his
visit was simply with a view I. yof
visiting some of the Western educational
institutions and witnessing for himself the
progress and development of the country.
Senators Vest and Cockerell and Gov.
Marmaduke followed in brief remarks, after
which the party repaired to the hotel for
luncheon. . '-':'::'-. -'i iv^
■ m — —
After a Barrister.
Montreal, June 6. — A notary public
named F. Reynard was sentenced in the
supreme court to-day to pay the damage
caused to a widow by the nullification of a
will, through an illegal clause inserted in it
i -by Reynard.
Seventeen Whites Killed by the Arizona
Indians Who are on the War
Gen. Crook's Scouts After Them in the
Eough Mountains Along the
Gila Eiver.
Bloody ITlstory of Geronimo and His
Band in New Mexico and
Whisky Fires the Keds, Which Causes
Them to Leave for Old
Bloody Deeds of the Redskins.
Washington, June (».— Assistant Adju
tant lieneral Barber telegraphs the depart
ment from Whipple barracks that Gen.
Crook reports the Indians to be again mov
ing south. Roach, who has been with six
scouts on the Mexican border for the past
month, to find the Indian women and chil
dren freed from captivity in Mexico, has
been directed to report for duty to the
commanding officer of troops from Hua
china. now at Guadaloupe canon.
L. V. Welsh reports that a
telegram from Guadaloupe indicated
that Indians are stealing stock in that vi
cinity. He will start out at once to ascer
tain, and will also order the Indians in
again for another count. Gen. Crook states
that up to last night the following number
of persons had been killed by the Indians:
Seven in the Blue mountains and around
Alma, five near Silver City, two near old
Camp Vincent and three near Crofton, a
total of seventeen. There may have been
others killed, but there is no reliable data
to be obtained.
The following dispatch, dated|"!Whipple
Barracks, Ariz., June 5, has been received
at the war department from Gen. Pope:
"Capt. Smith reports from Gila river, near
Sapillo. May 29, that the Indians are in
very rough mountains north of him, and
that Chatto, chief of the scouts, with forty
of his men, struck their trail and was
after them. In another dispatch of the
31st. from the same place, lie says, the main
body of Indian women and children are
scattering through the mountains east of
Buck creek and north of Gila; that Chatto
and his scouts are hunting them and he re
mains in the vicinity, until he hears from
Chatto aud that the day before Chatto got
ponies' saddles from the Indians.
He says a party is raiding east of him. A
dispatch from Gen. Crook says they have
no definite news from the scouting parties
or Indians.
to Gen. Drum, dated San Francisco, June
3, Gen. Pope says: Everything possible is
being done to put a stop to the Indian
troubles. Only thirty-four men of the
Apaches have gone off with their women
and children and are trying to get into
Mexico, killing and taking everything that
happens to fall in their way.
The difficulty is to overcome or head them
off, but there is a large force of cavalry
after them from various directions and it
would seem that they must be caught. Gen.
Crook, Avho knows more about these In
dians than any one, is on the field himself
and he says he needs no more troops. Of
course the newspaper reports are sensa
tional and exaggerated and create unneces
sary alarm. No other Indians have left
the" San Carlos reservation except the party
above indicated."
Brush With the Reds.
San Simox,N. M.,June 6.— Twenty-four
cattle men, led by Parks and Fisher of Dun
can, who arrived here last night, had an en
counter with a band of Indians, night be
fore last, at the mouth of Doubtful canyon.
One hundred rounds were exchanged. Two
Indians are believed to have been killed.
The cattle men brought with them a
papoose whose mother is supposed to be
killed in the encounter Eighteen head of
stock were also captured.
The Great Chief.
Geronimo (Her-ron-i-mo) is the head chief
of the Apaches, the most untrustworthy In
dians in the West, and the leaders in nearly
all the outbreaks that have made bloody
history in Arizona and New Mexico for
years. Formerly the Apaches were power
ful and controlled the country in which
they have latterly been but little better than
prisoners, by virtue of their reputation for
fighting and craft. The Cheyennes to the
North were their enemies, not always vic
torious nor greatly feared. Since the set
tlement of their territory has begun to grow
large the Apaches have grown cunning
rather than daring, and have only gone
upon raids with murderous intent when
some special circumstance roused them.
E. W. Pierce of the railway mall service
returned a few days ago from Silver City,
where the people are armed and expecting
in an indefinite way an attack from
"The reason of this uprising," said Mr.
Pierce, "according to the story prevalent in
Silver City, is this: The Apache reserva
tion-Me in Northeastern Arizona, and there,
.without the knowledge of the agent, trad
ers have been selling an intoxicating
drink, similar to whisky, in such
quantities that the Indians became very
drunk, and, not fancying the confine
ment of the reservation, concluded to go
into Old Mexico. The. women ami chil
dren were started in that direction, to go
over the trail southeast by way of Solomon
ville, while the men, to get horses, went
east into New Mexico, intending to join the
women and children over the border. They
followed the Gila river for some distance,
and did their first killing near Alma. There
a settler objected to their thefts of his
horses, and with a neighbor followed them.
two cokpses
were found on the prairie after several
days, and from that time the trail of the In
dians was marked by blood. At first there
were but forty-two men in the band, but it
is now understood there have been acces
sions of Navajoes and others swelling the
number to about 200. Every member of the
party is supplied with four orUve horses,
and they move with tremendous speed.
Their first day's march is reported t o
have been 115 miles, and each subsequent
march has been of the same character. They
are now in what is known m the Black
range, in New Mexico, and the military
think they have been heinined#n there so
that unless some accident should occur they
will be captured.
"It has been reported tlftt Victoria's
band, which has, since the death of
that sub-chief ami their capture,
beeu held on the Mesc#ors' reser-
vation, virtually prisoners, escaped and
have joined Geronimo. but Agent
Llewellyn says this is untrue. Not a man
has left that reservation. He was afraid
they would go, and telegraphed the war
department for permission to put them in
the guard house, but the permission was
refused, the reply conditioning that if he
suspected that they intended to leave the
reservation^ they might be confined. Ge
ronimo has with him Loco (which signifies
fool), a sub-chief who was in charge of
who about two years ago killed Judge Mc-
Comas of this city, his wife, and carried off
his son. The boy was never heard of after
ward, but it was concluded he was killed.
Chatto, another sub-chief, is in the band.
He was at the head of the expedition
charged with the massacre of. fifty- two men
near Clifton, Ariz., a short time previous
to Loco's raid. Geronimo is a bloodthirsty,
treacherous Indian, and has been concerned
in many raids. He was sharply watched
on the reservation, but escaped in spite of
"I had a talk with Gen. Bradley, who
traveled with me from Silver City to Dem
ing. He had charge of the capture of the
band then, but was relieved by Gen. Crook,
who is a terror to the Indians. Crook cap
tured Loco and his band two years ago, and
has a reputation which is equal to a thou
sand men in lighting that lot. Bradley had
no doubt the band was so surrounded it
would be impossible for them to escape. If
the matter of dealing with the Indians was
left to the settlers they would massacre
them, but the soldiers cannot do that.
When captured the leaders may be shot and
the rest returned to the reservation."
Another Chinaman Arrested.
St. Louis, June 6. — Ah Lung, a villain
ous-lookmg Chinaman, was arrested at the
union depot this morning. He is the high
binder who was sent for to San Francisco,
money being supplied him by Chyo Gou,
one of the three Chinamen now under ar
rest for furnishing the S6OO which was paid
for Lou Johnson's murder. Ah Lung ad
mitted after his arrest that he had served
a seven years' term in the peni
tentiary in California. Canton Chi
namen state positively that he
is a well known desperado, and that they
have known for a month that he was com
ing here to manage the murder of Johnson
and Batiste, the interpreter, who was
marked as a victim also. Ah Lung denies
this and says he came simply to settle diffi
culties between the Hong Kong and Can
ton societies. He was held under arrest.
The funeral of Johnson, the murdered man,
takes place to-morrow. The Canton soci
ety will bury him in state, and trouble may
occur between the two factions.
Held to the Grand Jury*
Chicago, June 6. — The coroner lms con
cluded his inquiry into the cause «f the
death of Officer Barrett last Sunday at Polk
street depot, while endeavoring to effect the
arrest of Louis Keaume, the madman who
created such terror on the Wabash train
from Kansas City. The jury recommended. ;
that Reaume be held to await the action of -i
the grand jury. The physicians at the
county hospital pronounce Reaume out of
danger. When he was taken to the hospi
tal Sunday, with three bullets in his body,
it was thought that he had but a few hours
to live.
Horse Disease. ', t
Washington, June 6. — The consurgen- •
eral at Montreal has reported to the-depart
ment of state that the disease known <as
glanders lias assumed alarming proportions
among the horses of that city. It is im
portant that this fact should be widely
known, as large numbers of horses are
shipped to the United States from Canada
every week.
The graves of the confederate dead were^
decorated yesterday in inany.place9 through
out the South. j
Dissensions in the , English i Cabinet Gauss
Eumors of the Government's Early : ..
Gladstone to Remain in Power to Conduct
the Campaign and ' Direct
His Party.
Sir Peter Lumsden Called to Account
- tor His Recent Outspoken
• ' " Language. '
Report that Abdurrahman, Ameer of
Afghanistan, was Murdered ;; x '.,Vy;
; Unconfirmed.
•. . •;■ ' ; Still in a Wrangle.
London, June 6.— No progress has been
• made during the past week . in allaying the
dissensions'- in : the British cabinet. The
government is on the verge of disruption,
Mr. Chamberlain, ambitious to become an
English premier,; and Sir Charles Dilke,
radical, still stubbornly refuses to assent to
Gladstone's announced policy of renewal
of : the Irish crimes . act. It
is true that the "grand old man" retreated
from his original position on '.this question
far enough to admit that the government
now were only to renew the bill modified,
but the rebels in * the ' cabinet insist that
there exists in Ireland to-day no reason and
no prospect of any reason ! for ■ renewal in
any form. While neither Mr. Chamberlain
nor 'Sir Charles Dilke has personally stated in
public that he will resign from the cabinet
if the" premier persists in his renewal policy,
it is .generally., understood, though they
have not actually threatened to do so, and
it is not believed that ' the modified policy
aunounced . yesterday has ' : in any way
altered the threat. . The quarrel, in tlie
cabinet has, :; in', fact. extended to
other ' matters. . . The ' radical min
isters ' are '. just as much opposed
to the plan of the electoral campaign form
ulated, for the coming election by the Whig
members as they are to the renewal of the
crimes act. The number of ministerial
is larger even than that arrayed against the
renewal bill. V, Mr. Chamberlain, chamber
lain of • the board of trade, , Sir Charles
Dilke, president. of the local government
board, Mr. ' Trevelyan, John Bright's
successor in the . chancellorship,
of the duchy of Lancaster, and Mr. G. K.
Shaw Lefeyre, "successor to the great Faw
cett, as postmaster general, all insist on a
radical platform. These gentlemen agree
that the principal .. planks in the Liberal
platform should be: First, a reform in the
constitution of the house of lords, -. by. re
ducing the " number of hereditary seats
and increasing, the number tof life
titles; second, a reform of , the • law •of
entail, which will work -toward a division
rather than a concentration of land titles;
third, general reform in the land laws of
Great Britain, to the end that : the number
of holders in fee be increased, and titles to
land be more; easily obtained; fourth, for
Ireland the .widest possible measure of self
government consistent with the unity of the
British empire; fifth, public ' , . ;
on the ; principles accepted -by ' the Irish
party. The Whig faction in the : cabinet
refuses steadfastly to adopt any of these five
principles in the platform of ' the Liberal
party for the coining campaign. Hence the
party will enter the canvass weak from lack
of cohesion . On this ' account it is
more than probable that Mr. Glad
stone will remain in politics and j power,
for the purpose of personally conducting
the campaign for his party. ' The Liberals
have no other man competent for, the task.
Gen. Lord Wolseley is engaged in the prep
aration of an official report on * the charges
preferred against Gen. Sir Gerald Gresham,
commander of the Suakim-Berber expedi
tion, and Gen. McNeil, commander of the
advance force of this expedition, for neglect
of duty and incompetency in the conduct of
their campaign, if the report be unfavor
able both generals will be subjected to a
special inquiry by a military council.
The outspoken denunciations of the con
duct of the government toward the British-
Afghan boundary commission, said to have
been made by Sir Peter Lumsden, on his
way home, since his. recall, have induced the
British war office to ask whether the
are accurate reports of what he has said.
Sir Peter's answer to the interrogatory is I
awaited with interest. The authorities in
the war office undoubtedly sympathize
with>Sir Peter Lumsden, but the members
of the cabinet are exasperated over his
stinging ' criticisms of the government's
management of the Afghan dispute, and
they demand that he repudiate them
or be punished ..by some signal mark
of displeasure of the government
Sir Peter Lumsden's friends say he meant
every word attributed to him in these inter
views, and that he will not retract a word.
He believes, his friends argue, that the
government outraged the country and dis
graced the Afghan Boundary commission,
and that he will abandon his office rather
than retract any of his criticisms.
The Russian report that Abdurrahman,
the ameer of Afghanistan, has been mur
dered by his suite, is not credited at the
British foreign office. Couriers from Cabul
arrive at the British posts on the Afghan
frontier twice a week, regularly. In the
latest reports brought to the British agents
at these posts there was no news of any
in Afghanistan, but the general situation in
the ameer's dominion has been described in
all recent reports as one betokening danger
to the ameer's authority. . This has been at
tributed to the discontent among the tribal
chiefs over the ameer's failure to distribute
among them the sums of money which the
chiefs believed he received from the Earl
of Dufferin, viceroy of India, that
the recent Duerbas, atßawald Pindi, with
which to subsidize the Afghan tribes. The
chiefs have all along felt certain that the
ameer was intrusted with a large sum of
money for their benefit and that of their
tribesmen, and they have chafed under the
failure to get what they have expected as
their shares. It would not be surprising if
some of these disappointed chiefs should
have»resolved to adopt murder as a revenge
upon the ameer. %
The government of India, besides com
pleting the projected railway to Pisheen,
•will construct an "alternative line" through
the Bolan pass, and will build a military
road from Deeregahazi to the Pisheen.
plateau. , The cost, of these national works
. ; WILL EXCEED $25,000,000.
From -Berlin it is stated that Prince Bis
marck, in reply to an address sent him by :
• the peasant . congress,. at present in- session
at Koestritz, asking him to use his influence
in securing the adoptioh«among nations of
bi-metalism, . said . he could at present
give no personal opinion upon the subject,
as the entire question of bi-metalism had
been submitted to the consideration of com
petent authority.
The Berlinese and Germans generally,
are still greatly puzzled over the 'mysterious
death of Herr Interbock, an eminent jour-,
nalist. His death, although at first re
garded as somewhat singular, was deemed
natural. Interbook was found insensible
•on the pavement In front of his residence,
at a late hour in the night. He was carried
into the house and placed under the care of
physicians. ; They found him unconscious
.from hemorrhage of the lungs, and when he
bled to death the doctors certified that he
died from hemorrhage of ; diseased lungs. v
The corpse was duly prepared, -the : death
mourned, and the funeral arranged. After,
the herr's body had reaehed'the^grave
-" ;^' AND THE COKFI2T,.
was about tobe lowered^me policemen gal
loped , up, stopped the burial proceedings
.and clalmecL;the body, lor an. autopsy, on'
the charge that lnterboak?fcid been mur
dered. Th^ scene ■:>. was -sensatjonaWn>tho>
extreme, and many women swooned. - But
the officers of the law removed the coffin 1
and the remains V- and a; ; post
mortem was held. This ■ . confirmed, !
in., every respect, the '"allegations
of the police. They said that Interlock \
had died from injuries , : inflicted : during a
fight in a restaurant he was accustomed to
visit, and on the • night preceding he was
there and became involved in a dispute and
his opponent beat him until he was insensi
ble, then called a cab, had the unconscious j
man placed within and dumped on the
sidewalk in front of ' his ; residence. ' It is
regarded as very strange that none of the
personal friends of the dead man ever sus
pected that his death was unnatural, and
that the whole case had been worked out
voluntarily by the police, who are now sure
they will prove the murder and undoubtedly
succeed in arresting and convicting the
slayer.' - • ' ! ■; \■' : •'. "
Princess Lidi Dolgorouki, daughter of
the late czar's morganatic % ; widow, . has
caused quite a social sensation in Berlin by
appearing as a : public performer on the
violin, in gardens, concerts and exhibitions.
Her conduct has disgusted her family
and society friends. The ', princess,
however, is an immense card and
she never fails to draw, crowded houses.
She seems to be charmed with the energy
and excitement of her new - life, and she
says that she plays in public simply to ex
hibit her disdain for the conventionalities
and prejudices of aristocratic life. ;: ;
Dispatches from ' Rome state ; that the
Catholic bishops of Erie, Nebraska and Da
kota have left the city for home. Bishop-
Richter of Grand Rapids, ' Mich. \ and the •
Bishop of Cleveland have arrived at Rome,
and been received by the pope, : '
Miss Mary Anderson and Mr. Wilson
Barrett have reached an understanding,
which gives the actress the occupation of
the Princess theater during Barrett's Amer
ican tour. ; ■
An artiste, formerly pretty well known
in London dramatic and musical circles as
Lily Gray, writes 4to ' the London Topical
Times that she cannot quite comprehend
how it is that Mr. Edward Solomon, the
composer, could marry Lillian Russell in i
the United States. Lily Gray says that
she herself was married ■ to Edward
Solomon before a registrar in 1873, and that
she was again married to Mr. Solomon ac
cording to the rites of the Jewish church,
and she claims that she is the mother of his
daughter. 'Since he deserted us ten years :
ago," says Lily, "he has contributed just
70 shillings to our support." ' :
A Sensational Report. .
' St. Petersburg, June 6. — The Novosti
newspaper announces that it has been pri
vately informed from the Caucasus that the
ameer of Afghanistan, Abdurrhman, had
been murdered by his suite. It is said that
the murder took place in Persta, where the
ameer was at the time . traveling, and that
Ageub Khan, the deposed ameer, will be
his successor. The report causes much ex
citement. '■ ■'.•■'■!
. London, June 6. — The reported murder
of the \ ameer of Afghanistan is doubted in
official circles here, as the government had
received no information up to a late hour
tending to confirm the rumor. . " Some I be
lieve that the report is a stock jobbing
canard. '
Costs Him , $30,000 and Loses His
;;,- . Daughter.
London, June — It is reported this af
ternoon that the slander case of Charles W.
Adams against Lord Coleridge : has been :
compromised. : The compromise or settle
ment requires that Lord Coleridge shall
give to Mr. Adams £6,000 on the ; occasion;
of the marriage of Mr. Adams to Mildred,
daughter of Lord Coleridge. - .
Unveiled in Central Pork—Speech by
■!ii-2--f>''rf;fs'?<'.-'-ii' Curtis. i-. ; ■■„.. .-•■■ .^i.. '■■';
New York, June 6.-^The bronze statue
of the Pilgrim, by J. Q. A. Ward, the
sculptor, was unveiled in Central park to
day, in the presence of the New England
society of New York, and many dis
tiguished persons, among them ex-
President Arthur and a number of
representatives from other , New England
societies. The ceremonies began ' with
prayer by Assistant Bishop Potter; then
followed an address by Park Commissioner
Beekman; the singing of Pilgrim Fathers
by chorus societies of New York and Brook
lyn; the unveling of the statue; the pre
sentation to the New .' England society
by David F. Appleton, \ chairman
of the monument committee; ■ its ' formal
transfer to the city of f New York and its
acceptance by Aid. Sange, who represented
Mayor Grace. The societies then sang the
"Pilgrim's Chorus" and the ceremonies
closed with a commemorative address by
George William Curtis. The speaker was >
frequently interrupted by applause. The
statue is heroic in size, placed upon a
granite pedestal with bronze panels. It is
that of a man about 40 years of age, stand
ing erect and looking away toward the
West. He is attired in the old pilgrim
garb, and one hand rests on the muzzle of
an old "flint-lock.", c, "t
Probably Reaching $60*000.
New Orleans, June 6. — The investiga
tion made-by the government of the defal
cation in the United States - sub-treasury in
this city was so secretly conducted that even
the local press had no idea of what was
going on. The accounts were examined
on May 23 and found correct. On Sat
urday another investigation,- made by
Mr. James Sample, one of the examin
ing commissioners, disclosed a shortage in
the accounts .of J. H. Aufdemorte, the re
demption clerk. Saturday was j Decoration
day and a sort of half-holiday. On Mon
day morning Mr. Aufdemorte failed to ap
pear at his office. The case was put in the
hands of detectives, and the department at
Washington was notified. Everything
now shows that -/■ Aufdemorte man
aged his flight very skillfully. It is
supposed by the officers ' that he . left
here for Mexico on the Saturday train, and
consequently landed in Mexico on Sunday,
the day after. When, therefore, on Mon
day morning, the fact of ■ the defalcation
became assured, Aufdemorte was in the in
terior of Mexico. When the defalcation
first became known it was | estimated by
Sub-Treasurer Herwig at $10,000. It is
already shown to be over $60,000 and
may "be much larger. • Indeed, it .
will not be possible to determine the exact
amount of the loss until all bonds in the
vault have been counted, as it is feared
Aufdemorte extracted., money from it.
Among Aufdemorte's papers were several
forged certificates of deposit on local banks
which he had • used to . make good his
amount. It seems that Aufdemorte would •
have absconded with, a 'much larger
sum had not one of the banks in the city
refused to cash a check for $30,000 which
he presented on Friday. night. Mr. , Herwig :
said it would have led to the discovery of
Aufdemorte's defalcation' if the bank had
reported the circumstances, and' he could
have been prevented from leaving the city.
The amalgamated association held its an
nual < reunion at Beaver, Pa., ;v yesterday-,
with a smaller attendance \ than • usual.
There is nothing new in the situation of . ,
the strike. Xi . . .;/>:'.• , ;
Morgan. Marston & Co. grain merchants
at 17 Broad street, New York, ! have made
an assignment without preferences. v , ;
It is stated grounds have been secured
and a stock company organized 'in' Boston
for an American Association Base Ball club
for next season. .■■'■/ • ;. .
George M. Clark, , a widely-known ' min
strel, ; who followed the \ profession for
twenty-seven years, died yesterday at
F.elchville, Vt., aged 52 years. ,v v '
:- A delegation of 141 returning ; typos, to
gether with their wives and : friends, were
received right royally in ■ Philadelphia yes- ,
NO. 158.
Murder of a New Bedford, Mass., Busi
ness Man by a Crank With an
Imagined Slight.
Pour Children and Their Mother Perish
in a Burning Building at Barrie,
Five More L.ives Known to Have Been
Lost in tlie liecent Storm
Near Chicago.
Extensive Fire at Danbury, Conn.--
Two More Bank. Tellers Gone
Wrong--'Other Notes,
Murder and Suicide.
New Bedford, Mass., June 6. — A ter
rible tragedy occurred in this- city just be
fore noon to-day, in the outfitting store of
Philip D. Slocumb, Xo. J8 South Water
street. Slocum was sitting at his desk in
the counting room and was in the act of
making an entry in the ledger when Charles
Foss came from a back room, leaned a
moment against the railing dividing the
counting room from the store, and with
out speaking, drew a revolver and fired one
shot, which entered Slocum's head at the
base of the skull, and he fell from the stool
to the floor and died almost instantaneously.
Immediately after this Foss went iato a
back room and putting the muzzle of the
pistol to his right temple, pulled the trig- .
ger and fell. The pistol was held so close
that his forehead was singed and the
bones fractured. Foss was a confirmed
drunkard, and had applied to Slocumb to
ship him to Hudson's bry, as he wanted to
die if he could not be cured of his bad
habit. Slocumb had not procured Foss the
desired berth, and it is thought that the
delay so enraged Foss that he committed
the crime.
Crazy, but Honest.
Louisville, June 6. — For several days
rumors have been current that George K.
#3peed, cashier and member of the well
known banking linn of A. D. Hunt & Co.,
was short in his accounts and that he had
gone to Canada. On Tuesday
he left the city without saying where
he was going. Thursday his
brother got a telegram from him at' Detroit,
stating he did not know how he got there
and that he was nearly crazy. On investi
gation the bank officials discovered that he
had overdrawn his account by between
310,000 and 820,000, but the same was prop
erly entered on the books. Mr. Speed was
brought back to Louisville by his brother
to-night, and the matter will be settled satis
factorily to all parties, as Speed has enough
property to make good the overdraft.
Speed's mind is said- to be unbalanced by
Another iierlettinffered Teller.
Providence, K. 1., June 6.— William
T. Dorrance for more than 18 years second
teller of the Providence National bank,
was arrested to-day for embezzlement and;
arraigned before United States Commis
sioner Douglas, and in default of 550.000
bail was committed to jail by his own con
fession. The amount of the defalcation
is $30,000. It was discovered that
a draft of $10,000, received early
in the week had not been credited to the
bank from which it came, as it should have
been, which led to an examination. When,
closely questioned Dorrance acknowledged
the defalcation. The directors, aided by
experts, are making a careful examination.
The defalcation will in no way affect the
condition of the bank. Dorrance is of a
highly respected family.
Tarred and Feathered.
Kock Island, 111., June 6. — Henry
Mairs, alleged to be guilty of an heinous
offense, and who was discharged -by a Mo
line magistrate yesterday, was taken out
side the Moline city limits by a mob of 150
men about 1:30 this morning and tarred and
Escaped from Jail.
San Antonio, Tex., June 6. — James
McDaniel, the stage robber who was re
ceutly sentenced to ninety-nine years im
prisonment at Chester, 111., made his es
cape from the county jail yesterday morn
ing by knocking a hole through the stone
wall in the bath room.
Five Persons Burned to Death.
Barrie, Ont., June 6. — About 12 o'clock
last night the wife of J. Wonch and. four
children were burned to death in bed in
their house here. Mr. Wonch escaped by
jumping out of the window after a vain
effort to rescue his wife and children, his
shirt being burned off in the attempt. Mr.
Wonch is crazy with grief. He says that
when he awoke the whole room seemed to
be on fire. He tried to pull his wife off the
bed but could not do so, as the fire was
leaping out of the mattress all around her.
He thinks the fire originated in a back shed
and says there were no signs of fire when •
he retired at 10:30.
Heavy Fire in a Hat Factory.
D anbury, Conn., June 6. — The exten
sive hat factory of Beckerle & Co. was
burned this afternoon. A gas machine ex
ploded and in five minutes the three-story
structure, covering nearly an acre, was a
mass of flames. There were
450 employes at work in the
building at the time, and ali escaped, many
by jumping from the windows. A number
were badly burned, among them being Mr.
Beckerle, the proprietor. The flames
■spread to and destroyed eight dwellings,
owned by the firm. The total loss is about
$300,000, insurance $yo,ooo.
Missing: Since the Storm.
Chicago, June 6. — The scow Nellie
Winlack and her crew of live men are num
bered among the victims of Tuesday night's
storm. The little craft has been missing
ever since that time, when she left Port
Clinton to return here with a cargo of sand.
Port Clinton is only ten miles north of Chi
cago, and the Winlack ought to have cov
ered the distance in less than three hours,
but she has not been heard of since she
cleared from Clinton.
Bitten by a Mad »og\
Hunter's Point, L. 1., June 1. — A
mad dog created considerable con
sternation at Dutch Hills last night by
running through the streets and biting sev
• oral persons before he was shot by a police
man. Michael Desmond of No. 3 Wall street,
New York, had a large piece bitten out of
his leg. and was otherwise seriously lace
rated, and it is feared that hydrophobia
may result.
Hard Blow at Mitchell.
Special to the Globe.
Mitchell, Dak. June 6. — There was a
heavy wind here last night at about 12
o'clock, accompanied by rain and hail. The
buildings of the driving park were entirely
demolished and scattered in every direction.
Tlie loss to the association is estimated at
$1,000. This will not interfere with the
July meeting, as they are now at work re
Fire at St. Peter.
Special to the Globe.
St. Peter, Minn., June 6.— Fire broke
out at 1 o'clock to-day in the vinegar fac
tory owned by L. F. Patow. The wind
was blowing a gale and the entire building
was consumed. The firemen were on the
ground soon after the alarm, but the &?e
had made too. rapid progress to save the:
building, but they succeeded in saving \
' about 500 cords of wood. Mr* Patow's loss ]
is Sltf,OQO; no insurance. >

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