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THE OEEGON SCOUT.
JONES A: CIIANCIiV, Fiibllalicr.
TDRSDOG THE ArACl?ES.
of Undo Sam's Hoys
Tuscon (A. T.) telegram: Special advlcea
from a correspondent in tlio field, who lias
just returned from tho front to Guadnlupo
canyon, Bays Crawford's and Davis' com
mand aro 200 miles south of tho lino in tho
heart of tho Sierra Madrcs, with ten com
panies of cavalry and 100 Apacho scouts.
Tho fight of tho 7th ho confirms and tho
wounding of Qeronimo, probably fatally.
One of his squaws, who was captured, says
lio was shot in tho stomach and tho intes
tines cut. Tho report of Chief Chattos'
mutiny and death is denied. It is definitely
ascertained that not less than 140 Apacho
warriors nro out, but they travel
in small bands of fivo and six. Tho cap
tured squaw says they havo vowed to fight
till tho Inst of thorn is killed, as their chiefs
inado them beliovo every ono captured or
who surrendered would bo klllod. Tho
troops havo wonderful endurauco. Many
of them havo worn out thoir boots and
taken their legglns and inndo sandals out
of them. Others havo thoir clothes torn to
shreds and tied together with strings; but
all aro in good spirits and dcclaro thoy will
avengo tho murders by tho red fionds.
Thero nro nearly 1,000 Mexican federal
troops moving in tho direction of our
troops, but tho Siorra Mndrca aro so fear
fully rough and cut up with canyons that
it makes progress slow und difficult. Tho
citizens of tho exposed settlements on both
sides of tho lino speak in high terms of com
mendation of tho activity and endurance"
of tho troops.
How Gen. Sliorlilun nnd Secretary Hn-
dlcott Will Agree.
Somo timo ago a statement was telo.
graphed from Washington that a confllctof
nuthority had arisen botweon Secretary
Endicott and Lt.-Gcii. Sheridan; also that
a similar difficulty hns occurred between
ox-Sccrotnry Lincoln and Sheridan. It was
again stated that tho ox-secretary wroto a
lotter to Sheridan defining tho authority of
both. AH theso assertions were denied by
army officers, but that ux-Secrotary
Lincoln did commuuicnto with Gen.
Sheridan and that the situation
is substantially ns telegiuphud, is
ithown by a long letter to Gen.
Shoridnn, dated January 17 last, which
will bo published by tho Army unci Navy
Journal. Within tho past fow days copies
of tho communication havo been sent to
tho general of tho army and genornls com
manding vnrious divisions. It appears tho
secretary of war claims tho oxcruslvo com
mand of all stal! departments whosuhends
nro chiefs of burcaua in tho war depart
ment, except inspector-general and adju
tant general. Tho commissnry-goncrul
und qunrtormnstor-genora! havo recently
taken exceptions to receiving ordors from
lion. bhorldian, and thoir position Is cii'
dorsed by tho secretary of war. Now that
tho matter hns been officially mndo public,
tho outcomo of tho difference between Gen.
Sheridan and Secretary Kndicott is u waited
CONDITION OF PACIFIC ROADS.
Iteport to tho I.ubor lliii cnii on West
Chief Clerk Pickorcll, of tho railroad bu
reau, has returned to Washington from a
tour of inspection of tho Central and Union
Pacific roads, tho Chicngo, Hock Island it
Pacific, Sioux City it Pacific and olhor
lines: So far as tho accounts are concerned
llttlo attention was do voted to tho land
grant roads, tho bonded linos rocolving spe
cial consideration. In thoir general condi
tion llttlo change is noted. Tho Union Pa
cific had soitcd upon tho opportunity
afforded by favorable summer woathor to
muko extensive ropairs of its road-bed, and
tho Central Pacific is reported in good con
dition. Tho business of tho roads is not
equal to that of last year, which was poor
er than tho preceding year. Tho reason
assigned is tho keen competition remitting
from tho completion of now lines. Tho ac
counts of tho Union and Central Paciflo
companies werooxnmincdwllh a view to de
termining tho amount of earnings duo tho
government for last year under tho pro
visions of tho Thurmau act. A statement
of tho indebtedness of tho Union Pacific
has already been published. In tho case of
tho Central Pacific, thoascertained amount
retained by tho govern men t for transpor
tation during tho year ended December 31,
1881, exceeded by over 100,000 tho 25
per cent of not earnings duo tho govern
ment under tho Thurmau net.
Special agents of labor bureaus nro send
in thoir reports on industrial affairs to tho
bureau and have nearly complutod their
It is beliovod that nil of tho reports will
bo in by October 1, and preparations of
tho commissioners' report to congress will
then begin, bused upon tho material col
lected by tho ngontH of buronus.
It is estimated at tho treasury depart
ment that thero has boon a decrease of
ubout $3,000,000 in thopublio debt during
MYSTERIOUS D0URLE .MURDER.
Two Ollleorw at tlcnovn, 111., I.oo
Tliclr litvi'M at the IIiiiiiInoI' Iloliliern.
A mysterious double murder was committed
at Geneva, Kane county, 111., uu tho uLjht ot
August UUh, the victims belli;; two of tUe
three officer who constitute a police force of
tho towu. Tho deed was committed ut night
In a central place near tho court houio. Borne
dozeu shots were heard by residents lu the
neighborhood, given lu quick succession,
about luldulxht, but no ono left his bed to
Und out tho causa of the turmoil.
It was reserved Torn party of merry-makers
returning I rum u piu nlu u out J o'clock to
tlud tho bodies of the murdered meuuad lalse
tho alarm. OtUetr MeNutt m luund iKud,
with a bullet hole lu the region of 1.1s heart,
his revolver of live chambeis empty aud h
lug near htm. Hovtral iojb away uu the side
walk was found Ullictr Wrunt,alo wltit a bul
let in his brcbtt, sliii ircaiMn slightly, but
unconscious, aud the luitliie spsrk d)iiii'
out. He was taken home, a lew blocks un
taut, and died on the way. As jet no clue lo
the perpetrator Is louuu. H Is surmiseaiiiat
both officers died m the discharge ot their du
ty. There hsve Uion several attempted ur
Klirles in town t late, aud It is sup
posed that tha;ollUtT discovered bur
flars either at work or having the scene uf
unlawful activity and that iu au attempt to
srrwt thetu the ollicers were kdlod.
'Mum'ol" Buhl tlio mother roprov
lug lior bix your old eh hi, 'yon must
not toll pcoplo to hut up."
Mniulo "Vttu, ma. hut you toll mo
tor fchut up iota of hums nvury thy,
'ejt wliuit tlio itiiiiiatur Is hero."
CLEVELAND Itf THE WOODS.
".Thereabouts of tho Chief Exccutiro
nnd What He is Doing.
Discovery of IIIn Itctrcnt In tho Wild
of tlio Adit oudaclcs.
llow lie Wiiltrs Atvuy the Time,
Plattsburg (N. Y.) dispatch: NotwitJ
standing the efforts of President Cleveland
and Dr. Ward to keep the exact location ol
their camp a secret from theoutsido world,
tho irrcprcssiblo nows gatherer, nftcr a
week's hord searching in tlio dark, old
woods, hns atlastlocatcdthodlstlngulshcd
party near AVillio's Point, as secluded a lit
tle forest dell as tho most romantic could
Thero a log hut found in thoAdlrondncks
and called a "campo" was reached, and tho
president and his ennm companions. Dr.
Ward nnd Mr. Bacon, wore seen seated near
tho fire. Tho president was seated on a
trco stump. Tlio president was naturally
ovcrcomo with surprise. Then ho nroso
from his scat with a smilo nnd snid: "I us
sure you mat my health is ol the very
nest." ucing informed that rumors ol Ills
illness had becomo prevalont, ho looked
with another smile at Mr. Ward and then
down at himself, and ngain asserted that
bo was "in porfccthealth aud hnd novcr felt
better m ins life."
Tho president seemed to have trained con
sldorablo flesh sinco ho entered tho maun
tains, but his manner betokened fatlcuo
and lassitude, tlio nrduous Journey through
tno lorcst Having oxiinusted lilm so muc h
that for two days after reaching tho camp
no nnu ocen unnuio to iree v move about.
Tho Ilfo that ho is living in'hls retreat in the
wilderness is evidently too much oven fi.r
him. It is totally unadapted to any but
tho hardiest woodsman.
Tho president's party nro ouartered in a
log cabin 27 feot lone. r feet Inch nnd
about ton feet wide. It is divided in the
middle by partition. The rear of tho cabin
is usod as a sleeping apartment by Mr,
Clovclaud and his friends; tho front divis
ion is tho storeroom nnd tho bedroom for
tho guides. Nono of tho occupants re
move tneir clothes at nlglit. When ready
u roiiro tney wrap tiicmscives lu a blank'
let and Ho down on tho ground, which is
covered with hnlsntu boughs. A flro is
kept burning outside the camp at night to
keep away tho bears and catamounts
Tho president said they had discovered
bear tracks nenr tho camp.
Tho party is attended by four guides,
who aro all on terms of easy familiarity
with thoir employers. Hunting nnd fishing
are tno principal occupation of tho woods
men, 'iho president is moro udd cted to
tho latter, and says ho cares very llttlo for
ulirwif t... T f.. .1 1 ...!J1. n
nuww lillK. JJU MUUB IllJU 1IBU WIW1 W1U liy,
iis ho thinks ho can catch moro trout with
bait. At night tlio camp indulco In lack
hunting, tho most unique and tho weirdest
sport to bo found in tho Adirondacks.
'1 ho whole tenor of tho life In tho camp Is
wiiii ami primitive in tno extreme.
Mr. Cleveland's attlro was not ns pic
tiu-csqiio or conventionally appropriate as
iiuii oi ins companions. Jlo woro trous
crs and waistcoat of black diagonal .oods
ovidontly belonging to a worn out dinner
suit. Mho trousers needed sowing. His
shirt wns of dark blue llannol and for a
cravat ho woro a pieco of heavy, dark
ribbon. His hat was of dark felt with a
very brond rim. llodispensed with a coat
even on tho coolest days.
THE RANCHMEN MOVING.
Cattlemen of Indian Territory Promptly
Obeyiiij; tho President's Order.
TIioiiniuhIm Ol" IloVillON Ivll Itouto
Other Stutcn nnd Torrltorlc.
At to the lleiiioral of J'cnccs.
Tho period ot forty days, snjs a Wash
ington dispatch, fixed by tho president iu
his proclamation ordering tho removal of
cattle from tho ranches on tho Chcycnno
nnd Arnpahoo reservation in tho Indian
Torritory expires to-morrow. Tho secre
tary of tho interior Iuib received advices
from tlio territory indicating tlio purpose
of tho ranchers to comply witlt tho terms
of tho proclamation to test thoir ability,
and thousands of catllo aro now on routo
to other states and territories It is not
behoved that the services ot tho military
forces will bo required to complete tho
evacuation of the torritory.
Tho impression is said to provnil among
cattlemen that because tho order ol tho
resident calling for tho removal of all
fences on the public lands lias not yet been
enforced, that It will not bo. It is stated
ut tho department, however, that tho order
will bo enforced, and with tlio full force of
tho military if necessary.
It is not the intention ot tho secretary ot
tho interior to issue any general order in
regard to tho removal ot fences from tho
public lands, but it has been determined to
deal with tho cases of violations of tho law
specifically. It 1b believed that hotter ro
suits can bo thus obtained than from a
general order, which would bo looked upon
ns a proclamation bearing upon no ono iu
particular. Special agents of the land of
fice nro under instructions to roport to tho
department all cases ot illegal fencing and
ustructions looking to tlio removal ol
fences aro furnished for his guidance iucuch
case. When tho agent is able to effect tho
removal ho is directed to do so, and when
necessary tho United States marshal may
bo called upon through tho attorney-general.
This action was taken to-day upon
tlio report ot an agent showing a largo
tract ol public land Illegally fenced in In
southern Colorado, adjoining tho Kansas
lino, A letter was sent to the attorney-
general, requesting him to cuuso tho United
States marshal to remove tlio ionces.
Population of Nebraska and Dakota.
Washington dispatch: Pull roturns of
tho consus just taken iu Dakota show tho
entire population has Increased from 135,
177 In 1880 to 201,105, whilo tho numbor
of (arms has increased from 17,435 to
82,707, nnd manufacturing establishments
from 2ol to l.ur. 1.
Returns of the Nebraska census were also
received to-dny. They show tho popula
tion increased from 125,102 in 1880 to
7-10,001) at tho present timo. Tho farms
havo increased from 08,1187 to 100,000
(approximated). Tlio cost to tho govern
ment ot Nebraska for tho census was $34,.
Gov. Pierce ot Dakota to-dny mado ap
plication to tho acting director of tho treas
ury for reimbursement to tho territory of
tho funds expended iu pinking tho census
ust taken. Tho claim is based on an net
ot congress passed iu 1870, This is tho
first application under tho law. and has
bivu referred to tho fifth auditor tor a ro
port. Sllniicsola's Census Showing.
Tho ollli-ml ctfiisuH of Minnesota has been
received ut the ulllco of tho secretary ot
state, showing tho population ot tho state
to bo 1,118,480,11 gain over the United
Btutcs census of 1880 ol 337,714, or nn in
crease ot 4U 25-100 per cent. The priucl-
St. Louis counties, and thoso guins in the
county scnts aro in .Minneapolis, bt. ruul
and Duluth respectively. Minneapolis
records 120.200. a cain of 170 and a frac
tion per cent, sinco 1880. St. Paul a gnilP
of 1G8 nnd a fraction per cent., nnd Du
luth a gain in population equal to 18,000.
Tho (inestion oi Holding a special session
of tho legislature for reapportionment for
legislative purposes, is now under consider
ation by the governor, on the basis of the
census returns. An urgent demand is
mndo for nction in tho north part of tho
state, wliero tho greatest increase is shown
if not called now there can be no rcappor
tloiimcnt until after 1890, when tho uot
United btntcs census will bo taken
TEN TII0USAND DROWNED.
A Fearful Destruction of Life nnd Prop
erty in China.
Dclugo Itrciilllns to iriliid the I'looil
In Noah's Time.
DUcatl FoUou-k the ItnetUiiy IVattrt
Details of tho destruction in Canton,
China, and vicinity by tho recent great rain
storm there, have been received by private
pnrties in Washington nnd show the flood
is tho most serious which hns visited Cua
ton In thirty years. Moro than 10,000
persons lost their lives und a far greater
number nro left in a starving condition.
Kntire villages wero engtilfsd nnd rico nnd
silk crops m tho vicinity wero almost
ruined. Tho prico of rico lins been raised
18 percent in consequence of tho loss of
crops. Jtain fell in the latter part of June
fining nnd overflowinc mnnv of tho rivnrs
Tlio streets of Canton wero Hooded for over
a week. At Lcz-lii City tho water broke
through the city wall. It is reported that
several thousand persons wero drowned at
that placo. Tho embankments of tho river
wero broken in numerous plnces and tho
water swept across tno surrounding court
try, carrying everything bcforo it.
A foreigner, who was an evo-witness of
tho scenes ol devastation, reports that
ono night ho wns anchored m a bam
boo grove. JJy morning tho water had
risen to tho tops of the bamboos. At
other points it roso ns hich as fort v foot
during tho nihht. Tho people fled from tho
vinngcs nnd camped on tho hillsides. At
Aim, in the mnrket place, situated near
nn embankment of ono of tho streams
connected with tho river which brines water
from tho north and west of tho rivors. a
majority of tho inhabitants wero drownod
by tlio water breaking throiiL'h thoombank
ment. Somo escaped to a pieco of risinc
ground in tho neighborhood, but tho water
continued to riso and gradually overtopped
mo elevation, drowning tlioso who stood
upon it. Seventeen Chinese erndiiatos in
Canton henring of tho distress and suffer
ing provalont in their native villages, took
tmssngo on a boat with a viow to proceed
ing homo to render what assistance thov
could. On tho way tlio boat was capsized
aim uu wuo wero in It wero drowned
J n somo places parents tied their
children on tho high branches of trees
wlulo they instituted measures for their
general safety. Tho trees were washed up
by tho roots, and tho heartrending erics of
tho children wero silenced in tho surging
waters. Tho body of a brido dressed in hnr
bridal robes was found floating in tho river
at; canton. A largo tub was seen, and
when it was picked up was found to con
tain a boy and cirl. With t was found n.
paper stating their nnmes, day nnd hourof
mcir oirm. Tho parents had instituted
this means to savo their offspring.
Tho writer adds that tho suffering which
iitotisands nro eudtiriiiL' is Iienrtri'iKlinp.
Parents replying witli tears in thoir eyes to
their children's request for food, thnt thoy
havo none. People nro oblined to uso tho
filtered water, and this, added to tho dis.
cases which will ensuo upon the subsidence
of tho waters will greatly nggravato tlio
horrors of the situation. In tho meantimo
nil that is being dono by tho inhabitants to
abato their misery is tho beating of gongs,
burning of incenso and tho howling of pruy-
ers to idols.
COST OF (JRANT'S UURIAL.
t'ndrrtnkcr ITIerrltt ICiuin tlio It Ink ol
larnlyzlii IlliiiMtlt by un Inter-
Now York dispatch of tho 2Srh: Under
taker Stephen Merritt, who hnd tho funeral
of Gon. Grant in charge, is making up his
bill for tho ontiro expenses of tho funeral.
Theuo has been put iu circulation stories
to tlio affect that when tho cost of tho n
president's burial should be made known,
tho people would bo shocked at the exorbi
tant rates charged. .Mr. William .Merritt
says: "Tlio statoiuonts that wo intended
to chnrgo excessively lor uen. brant s
funeral aro erroneous. That tho bill will
bo ot an unusual amount, iu comparison
with any ordinary burial, oleourso anyotis
with un oun eo ot common sense can under
stand. Put so far as its coming up to ?;10,.
000, because it limy havo to be paid by the
government, is concerned; that is nothing
but a stretch ol the imagination lor sensa
tional purposes. When our bill is put in
thero will not boonoitem tiiuicanuotstnnd
full investigation or comparison. Wo have
not yet completed the whole making out oi
tho bill, und ns to whether tho exponas
will a'.', bo borno by tho government.
ovon that I cannot now state as a certain
ty. In tho first place, when tho eenernl
died wo received a telegraphic dispatch
from Col. Pred Grant at Mt. McGregor or
dering us to come up that night and take
chnrgo of tlio body und funeral arrange
ments. Then, titter that, wo received
vcrbnl order from Col. Hodges, of theiiuar
termastcr's department, to havo carriages
and attendants on hand for tho president,
vice-president, and Gon. Hancock and staff,
aud other military nnd oillcinl dignitaries.
Then enmo tho verbal order from tho war
department as to tho canopy or funeral
car and other details. Well, tho bill to ths
quartermaster was eont down to-dny. To
supply the carriages wo secured thorn all by
contract tor tho day. They cost $10 each,
thero being COO in all, whllo tho carriages ol
tho president, vice-president and Gen. linn,
cock and stuff wilt foot that expense up to
something like $5,000. Tho bill for tho war
department wo will now send in, but ths
cxpenso relating to tho nrrnngomeut at Mt,
.McGregor and tlio casket, case, and mors
private details, wo will hold to receive fur
ther orders about. Put wo oxpect tlio gov
ernment may take the whole expense on its
shoulders, ns tho general was ono ot ths
country's greatest men. Tho steel case
which was mado for tho enskot was fur
nished to us ut cost price, uud so it will go
in tho bill."
It an untruth is only n " day old it is
cnllod a lio ; it it in a year old it is called
a falsehood ; but if it is a century old it
is culled a legend.
Gonqhe-ssukk havo ft way of utiliiliiii
tho mails to their own protlta. That Is
Shlptnonta of oraiitios from Los An-
Solus county, California, to tuo oast
aro about coasod for tho eoasou.
WITHOUT WARRANT OF LAW
A Ruling in Reference to tho Court of
Commissioners of tho Ala
fllecnl Pnynicnt Hint Hnre lit-en
iTIade but aro to bo ITlndo no ITIorc.
Sanction of the Action. Taknu.
The first comptrollc of tho treasury hns
mado a ruliig that is likely to embarrass
the court of commissioners of the Alabama
claims for some timo to come. It is in ef
fect thnt tlio employment of twenty-four
persons borno on tho rolls of the court is
entirely without warrant of law and that
no payments can legally bo made from the
treasury on their necount in the future.
Mr. Andrew II. Atlnms, disbursing ngent of
the court, recently mnde a requisition on
the secretary of the treasury for $0,000 to
meet tho current expenses of the court. In
tho usual course of business tho requisition
came bcforo tho first comptroller and lie
decided to make an investigation of tho af
fairs of tho court before authorizing thp is
sue of tho necessary warrants. His con
clusions nro summarized in the following
statements, prepared by him for publica
The court of commissioners of Alabama
claims wns created iu 187-1 to hear proof
of claims to bo pnid out of $15,500,000
awarded hy the Geneva commission, and
wns continued by various acts until Sep
tember 31, 1877. It was constituted of
fivo judges, with nn nuuual snlarv ol $0,
000 each; a clerk at $3,000: sten
ographer at $2,500; and nn attorney to
represent the United States nt $8,000.
Provision was also mnde for the rent of a
court room, furniture, stationery, nnd
other necessary incidental expenses, nil of
which wero to bo pnid out of said fund be
fore judgments wero paid. Tho court was
reorganized in 1882 with tho sumo officers
and salnrics ns beforo, except that tho
number of judges was reduced to three.
Tho comptroller in investigating tho enso
found that outsido of thealiovo named offi
cers thpro were on tho pay-rolls tho names
of assistant counsel for United States clerk
to said counsel, experts, watchmen, mes
sengers, etc., whoso nggregato salaries
amounted to $3-1,500 per year. Ho nlso
omul m tno qunrterly returns that thero
has been paid to other assistant counsel
over S8.000 for the quarter ending Mnrch
31, 1885. Ho snys ho finds no law author-
zing said payments, and nfter consultinc
with tho noting secretary of tho trensurv
and with tho solicitor of tho treasury bo
hns decided to stop futuro payment of tlio
The requisitions which have just boon
refused wero for expenses, including salaries
for tho month of July. Tho comptroller
said tho accounts of tlio disbursing ngent
for the qunrtcr ending August 31, when
received, will bo disallowed. Tho salaries
of judges and other officers of tho court
who nro named in tlio organic act aro not
affected by his ruling. Tho comptroller
snys, also, that the secretary of state, who
has jurisdiction over tho court, is in accord
with him in his viow of tho law, and hns
sanctioned tho action taken by him.
A CYCLONE DOWN SOUTH.
Ch arl(".tovn, S. '., Overtaken by it
lllhitstroiis ICIoh (ireat Destruction
Charlestown, South Cnrolina, was struck
by a cyclone on tho morning of tho 25th
and one-fourth of the houses in tho city
wero unroofed, part of tho spires of St.
Mishael's and St. Matthow's churches wero
blown down and tho spiro of the Citndel
Square Baptist church was demolished.
Wharves and warehouses were badly dam-
At Sullivan's Island two steamers went
aground, and tho now Ashloy river bridge,
now constructing, was swept away. Four
vessels which arrived tho day beforo aro
wrecked. Wires aro down and there nro
no cars running. The loss is estimated at
The hurnenno at Sullivfcn s Island wns
terrific and destructive. , A number of
hoiises wero blown awny. The new Brighton
hotel had over 100 guests nnd great fenrs
wero entertniiied for their wifety. About 0
in the morning the storm reached its great
est velocity. At that hour whilo tho hotel
people wero breakfasting, tho Casino fell
with a great crash. Fortunately all tho
rooms iu that building had been vacated.
1 hero wero grave apprehensions that tho
dining-room aud main building would soon
BUtfcumb to tho violence ot tlio storm.
At 0 o clock tho wind changed from tho
south, aud tho storm increnscd from tho
southwest. When tho Cusiuo fell it is
thought that the maximum of tho storm
was from sixty-five to soventy-fivo miles
nu hour. The minii building ot the hotel
is intact, having stood tho storm without
very serious dnuingo.
riie loss to tho New Brighton will be
$30,000. Thero has been very gonoral de
struction of property on tho Island. Tho
island was in the main submerged, but
when the wind changed tho water receded.
ALT AR0UT T0RACC0.
Important! Decision Involvlns 11111-
llous ! lteudcrod In a 1'roiiiliicnt
San Francisco telegram: A decision was
rendored to-day by Superior Judge Ma-
gutru, in tho caso of Witchor Jones, form
erly ot Danville, Vu., against Joseph
Brandcrsteln und Esbcrg, Uachman tt Co.
ct ul., which, from tho amount Involvod
and tho promlnonco of tho persons con
cerned, hns attracted much attention.
Tho plaintiff claimed ho entered into part
nership with Brandcrsteln and Ksberg,
Uachman x Co., September, lool, tonne
purposo ol manuiacturlng tobacco, unuer
tho name ol the Seal Kock Tobacco com
pany; that J miliary 0, 1882, his
pnrtnors, without ms knowledge, lormett
partnership with Moses Proller, Henry Sut
lift nnd others, and organized tho J. II. Pace
Tobacco compnnv: that defendants have
paid themselves $1,000,000 from tho divi
dends of tho coinpnny sinco its organiza
tion: that tho affairs ot tho Seal Uock coin
pnny wero secretly managed by his partners
so as to causo a failure and absorption by
tho J. B. Puco company. Tho court
that tho Seal Rock company was merely an
ngency ot tho original partnership of Sop-1
tomber. 18Sl;that the J. B. Pncocomtiany
was a similar agency; that tho property of
bom companies belong to tuo company
pnrtners: that plaiutlll was entitled to a
dissolutioirof tho company partnership and
tho nccountlng prayed for. Tho vatuo of
tho property iuvolved is said to bo several
Tho Into Commandor Gorrlntro
chorishod anion": his othor troasuros
a fragment of coal marked d stinctly
with torn loaves, which had boou
found in tho Arctio suows by a polar
Tho younjr ladies so far outnumber
tho younj: uion at all tho water.uir-
placos that ouo despairing damsel de
clares tutu a fow uudos, evou, would
ba bettor than no inon at all
The steamer William Lawrence, from
Bnltimore, reached Savannah, Ga., after
osing overboard all the trunks ot the paB
scngers nnd all of her enreo between decks
A part was swept awny and n part was
thrown overboard and lost. The vessel
hnd ten feet of water in her hold nnd her
tires out lor twelvo hours. Tho loss is very
A few days ago, says a Corrdon (Ind.)
dispatch, there was a mad Jog killed on
tho farm of Mr. Love, about fifteen miles
south of here, and yesterday a horse bo
longing to Mr. Love showed signs ot being
sick, wnen two oi Jlr. .Love's sons procured
a dose of physic and proceeded nt onco to
drench tho horse. Whilo drcnchiiighim tho
boys discovered that he wns mnd. nnd be
fore they could fleo from him. he bit both
of them very severely, after which the horse
uieu, nnu upon examination it was louna
that ho had been bitten by some animal,
supposed to bo tho mnd dog killed on Mr.
Love's farm. At this report the boys aro
doing well, but it is feared by their friends
that they will be attacked with hydropho
bia ero long.
Washington special: When Postmnster
Gcncral Vilas went west Inst week he took
occasion to talk civil service reform to
somo of his employes. Soon after leaving
tho city on tho Bultimoro & Ohio railroad
he donned a long linen duster and took a
seat in tho mail car where several men were
nt work. Ho mado himself acquainted in a
fow pleasant words nnd then proceeded to
tonska multitude of questions about the
details of tho work. Ho rode for many
miles in this wny, nnd beforo leaving tho
car ho tojd tho clerks that they might con
sider their tcnuro of office secure so long as
they did their work nnd did not meddle
offensively in politics. This class of tho
government service, with 4,000 or 5,000
clerks, docs not como under tho civil service
law, but hits a civil scrvico of Its own,
founded on a knowledge of work and abil
ity to perform it, clerks being appointed for
a probationary term of six months. After
his visit to tho postal car Mr. Vilas told n
gentleman with him that he considered the
railway mail service to tho best con
ducted department under the government.
Chnrlio Townsend, a negro, who mur
dered nn old man named Freeman at
Mndison, about nine miles from Huntsvi'e,
Ala., was hanged on tho 28th. Townsend
entered tho store of Freemnn tho evening
of December 8, 1881, and nsked for a
nicklo's worth of peanuts. Tho old man
stooped down to got them out of a barrel,
nnd while in this position tlio negro pro
cured an ax, which ho hnd in a convenient
plnce, and struck tho old man, cut his
throat from cur to ear with a knife, and
robbed him, getting only $23.
But three army officers, says a Washing
ton dispatch, affected by Secretary Endi
cott's order, bending men on long detached
duty bnck to their regiments, havo com
plied with tho secretary's instructions.
Thesu nro Cant. William W. Wherry, of
Gen. Schofield s staff, who hns been on de-
tttched service eighteen years nnd three
months; Lieut. C. B. Schofield, of Gen.
Schofield'H stnff, on detached duty six
years and nino months, and Cnpt, J. S.
Wharton, of Gen. Hancock's staff, on de-
tached service seventeen years. Several
of the ollicers who have not complied with
tho order, havo telegraphed asking that
exceptions bo made in their cases, but
their friends in Washington have replied
that no exceptions enn bo made. It is re
ported that somo officers who havo been
on long detached scrvico will resign from
tho army beforo they will rejoin their regi
ments. A claim hns been filed in tho court o'
claims by John M. Langston, ex-minister
to Ilnyti, for a balance alleged to bo duo
from tho United States on account of sal
ary. His petition recites that tho salary
of tho position is properly $7,500, but
owing to tho failuro of congress to appro
priato tho necessary amount, ho received
during tho threo years and twenty-four
days for his scrvico only $5,000 per annum
Ho sues for a balanco of $8,GC0.
WiTson and Ellwood, two notorious
burglars arrived in Toledo in charge of
officers who had great difficulty in getting
them aboard the cars at Jersey City. They
appealed to tho crowd to rcscuo them.
Bernard Dcltoy, a child 18 months old,
tho son of Emanuel DeRoy, of Alleghany
City, Pa., was taken suddenly ill with
symptoms of poisoningshortly after eating
his breakfast of oatmeal, and after a dny's
suffering died in great ugony. Three whito
servant girls who partook freely of tho oat
meal wero also taken violently sick.
Physicians who havo mado carolul exam
ination statu that all havo been poisoned.
Tho colored nurse, named Mary Allen, who
had been notified to leavo nt tho expira
tion of her week, and who had threatened
to show them all before doing so "that sho
was no fool," has been nrrested on suspic
ion of having placed poison in their oat
meal. A terrific hail storm pnesed over Belmont
county, West Virginia. Tho path of tho
storm was two miles wido and it traveled
from northwest tosouthcast. Atllendrys
burg overy window pano exposed toward
tho northwest was shattered. Tho storm i
lasted only fivo minutes but raged with
great fury. A llouringmill wnsblowndown,
ono-third of tho corn crop destroyed, and
fruit much iujurcd.
A largely attended and enthusiastic meet
ing ot tho French Canadians of Rochester,
N. Y., was held in behalf ot Kiel, tho con
demned Canadian rebel. Addresses wero
mndo by prominent Frenchmen of Roches
ter, and a petition addressed to Secretary
Bayard, asking for tho interposition of tho
United States government, was unanimous
ly adopted. Tlio petition, which wns signed
by all tho French residents, stnto that Riel
is a citizen of tho United States, and that
his trial was not a fair cue.
It is stated that Emperor Willinm ot
Germany, through a feeling of sympathy
with King Alfonso, has mndo a personaj
interferonco in order to obtain a settlement
of tho Caroline nifair fnvorablo to Spain.
Spanish merchants and other consumers of
t'crman products inreaten to boycott all
t'crinan goods, rirnis m wurzberg and
iMbcriioiu nave received notices from com
mercial houses in Spain severing business
connections with thorn.
Tho stenmcr "Nova Scotian," which ar
rived at Halifax on tho 28th from Liver
pool, brought from St. John, N. P., Capt.
Sonblossom and twenty-one of the crow of
tho American whaling brig "Isabella,"
which was lost in the ico in Hudson's
straits. Tho "Isabella" sailed from Now
Bedford May 27. 188 1, and entered the
ice-pack on July 11. Sho was crushed in
tho ico on tho 20th of tho name month
twenty miles north ot North Bluff. Allot
the crew, twenty-three in number, and a
stowaway wero saved. They wandered
about on tho ice for tour days, suffering in
tensely from tho cold. They finally
reached a Battlement called Achalicr, nnd
remained thero until September, when the
lrtf "Pirn" nrrlvivl nil ttia nln n ,1
they were all taken on board and kindly
curyd foe, but owing o a scarcity oMopd '
on board the "Eira" both crews nacf to be
put on short allowance. While on board
tho "Eira" one ot the "Isabella's" crew, a
Swede named Francis Pcniro, died ot 6cnr
vy. The rest of tho crew are in good hesdtW
The nmecr of Afghanistan has sont a na
tive officer from Cabul to investigate the
charges of misconduct mado by tho British
boundary commission ngninst thegovernor J"
of Herat. Tho principal chargo is that the
governor opened a confidential letter sent
by wny of Herat to a member of the com
mission, nnd it is iutininted that this tam
pering wns not dono in any British interest.
Tho European wheat crop is reported as
follows on a basis of 100: Austria, 104;
Hungary, 117; Prussia, 94; Saxony and
Bavaria, 100; Baden, 07; Wurtcmburg,
00; Denmark, 110; Sweden and Norwny,
105; Italy, 70 to 85; Switzerland, 125.
Holland nnd Great Britain, 05; Russia, 75
to 100; Roumania.SO to 115; Servia, 110.
Tho cholera has appeared in Ponsconee,
near Acqui, in tho province of Alexandria.
Eleven cases and four deaths from the dls
caso havo been reported. The contneion
was conveyed by n family from Marseilles.
It is semi-ofllciully stated that tho French
government has requested England to in- -v.
vestigato tho circumstances nttcndirie the.
alleged murder of Oliver Paino by British
officers in the Soudan, and to obtain the
fullest possible information concerning the
NATIONAL CAPITAL NOTES.
The treasury department is informed
that a party of armed Cubans havo left the
island of Cuba for Florida Keys, and it is
supposed their object is to organize a fili
bustering expedition to ovcrth ow the Cu
ban government. Instructions havo been
issued for tho rovenuo cutters to look out
for tho party and prevent their landing.
Mr. Bell, supervising architect of the
treasury, filed a memorandum with the
noting treasurer in deronso of tho specifica
tions in which proposals wero rocontly in
vited for snfo and vault work during the
present year. IIo makes a general denial
of the nllpL'ntinnn if Mni-i-i,, ,i- rv. r,...i
sei ts that tho specifications were 'just ami
fair to nil manufacturers and as definite
anu specific ns tho character of the work
required and it wns possible to make them.
Ho says further that tho bids of Farrell A
Co. nnd Hall & Co., tho acceptance o
which has been recommended, wero exceed
ingly low, nnd much more reasonable than
the prices now being paid by tho postollice
department for similar work. IIo inti
mates that the object is for tho purposo ol
Dutuuiiy tnnuiiouB nuvertuine.
had no supplies and wero unublo to pro
cure nnv, and that unless food was im
mediately secured for them they would go
on tho war-path. Tlieso aro the same In
dians that a fow weeks ago wero reported
to bo without food and in a starving condi
tion. Temporary relief was afforded them
by drawing on tho military stora
Tlio pension laws provide that soldiers
who havo lost a leg nt tho hip joint, or an
arm nt the shoulder joint, in tlio service of
tho country, shnll bo entitled to pensions
at the rato of $37.50 per month. It has
been the custom of tho pension department
to construo this law strictly. There aro
less than a dozen cases on the pension rolls,
in which nmputation has taken place cx
ectly through tho joints mentioned. Com
missioner Black, in ruling upon two test
cases brought beforo him, declines to hold
to the strict letter of law and allows the
full amount ot pension though nmputation
did not take place at the joints. Ho holds
that if amputation is so near the hip or
shoulder as to render the stump unservice
able tho pensioner is entitled to tho same
compensation as if no stump wero left.
This rulo will npply to a considerable num- F
bcr of pensioners who havo been receiving
pay at the lower rate.
Tho white houso was reopened to tho
public on tlio 1st. Tho building has been
cleaned nnd renovated during tho presi
dent's absence and is now in condition for
The census taken in Dakota shows that
tho population of tho entiro territory
about 4 10,000, and not 203,000, as prev
Tho Portugese government hns informed
tho postoflico department that owing to
tho prevalence of iholera in Spain and the
possibility of its introduction through the
mails, no registered samples or packngo
containing woolen in nny shapo sent via
Spain will bo received or delivered in Portu
gal. An impression is snid to pro vail among
tho cattlemen that tho order of tho prcsi
lent calling for tho removal of all fences on
tho public lands will not bo enforced. It is
stated, however, that tho order will bo en
forced, and with tho full forco of tho mili
tary if necessary.
NOT A RAD DEFAULTER.
IMcn of Col. NorrN, knto Peimlon
Agent, In Hi Own Uoliall'.
A. Wilson Norris, lato pension agent in
Philadelphia, returned to that city recently
and Bent a letter to tho third auditor of
tho treasury in regard to tho statement
made public by tho latter to the effect that
Col. Norris' accounts for Juno hnd not been
settled up. Col. Norris says that tho letter
from tho third auditor calling his attention
to tlio fact waB not forwarded to him, and
that ho did not seo it until recently. Ho
suvs in his lottor to the third auditor that
forty days wero allowed in which to settle
btich accounts, and moro if tho circum
stances warranted; that in this caso ho
would find no snfe place of custody of tho
$20,000 vouchers for that month until
July 20; that sinco that timohis clerks hnd
been busy in making nn abstract ot them;
that this abstract will soon bo ready to
forward to Washington and the balanco to
tho lato pension ngent's account now in the
treasury of the United States to his credit
will bo formally covered into tho treasury.
Col. Norris asks, in conclusion, to bo re
leased of tlio unjust chnrgo of being a tech
nical embezzler and defaulter, It being im
possible for him to draw a dollar ot thin
balance under any circumstaacw.
A Would-be Swindler Nabbed.
Kansas City Telegram: J. S. Rice, a rtl
estate agent who camo here from Denver
Inst March, was arrested last evening for
forgery nnd attempt to defraud the Mer
chants' National bank ot Kansas City of a
largo sum of money. Rice visited tho bank
several days ngo. presented a noto and
mortgage tor $8,000 drawn by "f
Denver to a party there, and dHrcu to
negotiate it, offering to sell it tor $0 400
us ho needed money. The papers hud been
assigned to Rice. Inquiry was made by
telegraph and a reply rece ved to the e f eet
i.7 i. mrt.nn was duly recorded in
it r..iaM worn proceeding toward
consummation, but theWnk otficials first
telegraphed the laay
in question, where
thai she bad given
upon it was iearu
such noto nnd mortgage, but those in Rice s
hands were forgeries aud he had no claim
upon tho parties. The scheme had been
skillfully planned throughout, and through
tuo aid oi a cuihtoch" ...v
represented the payee ot the note, and an
innocent third person here, Rica had well
nigh succeeded m hU bold purpose.