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The Merchants Journal from Topeka, Kansas • 6

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THE MERCHANTS' JOURNAL. THE BAD SIDE. A Woman Gets Her Complaints to Her Friends. Says that Aboard Ship Quarantine Sanitary Measures are Defective, and Fresh Water Scarce: that There Is Nothing to Prevent Infection. NEW YORK, September letter written by a lady passenger on board Normannia was brought to a newspaper offico this moraing by a member of her family.

"Our chief says the letter, "is from pure neglect. We want a sanitary expert to take charge of such measures on the ship. A great deal has been done, but experts could do much. This feeling of neglect, the demoralizing strain of uncertainty of the time of quarantine combined with it, tells on the strongest. All would be patient could they feel that any wise care had been taken of them, and could we be removed from the crew and the stokers-the only people inclined to any kind of illness.

Try what you can get done for us with the members of the medical profession. They must realize the wickedness of our situation. The captain has no control over the stokers and crew. Their wages had to be granted by the passengers or the crew would not work, since their engagements with the company were over. If we have a storm we can't lie here; at is too shallow.

We don't complain of our necessary detention, but to have 480 men, women and children cooped up here: in contact with infection without medical inspection, or supervision or disinfection, fresh water, or hospi al boat, or regular communication with shore is a crime of the worst kind." Death of J. G. Whittier. John Greenleaf Whittier died at Hampton Falls, N. on the morning of September 7.

Mr. Whittier passed away peacefully. His nearest relatives and Dr. Douglass were at his bedside when death came and he seemed to be conscious of his surroundings at the last moment. The funeral will take place at Amesbury, at 2:30 p.

In. Saturday. BIOGRAPHICAL. John Greenleaf Whittier was born in Hav. erhill, December 17, 1807.

His parents belonged to the Society of Friends, of which he is also a member. He worked on the farm till his twentieth year, attended Haverhill academy two years, and in 1829 became editor of the American Manufacturer in Boston, and in 1830 of the New England Weekly Review at Hartford. But he soon returned to the farm, and in 1835-6 was a member of the Massachusetts legislature. In 1836 he was appointed secretary of the American Anti-Slavery society, and removed to Philadelphia, where in 1838-9 he edited the Pennsylvania Freeman, the office of which was sacked and burned by a mob. From this time he was one of the most prominent anti-slavery men in the country, and his writings, both prose and poetry, were largely in support of that cause.

In 1840 he removed to Amsbury, where he still resided, and in 1847 became corresponding oditor of the National Era, an anti-slavery newspaper published in Washington. He was never married. His prose publications are: Legends of New England, partly in verse, Justice and Expediency or Slavery Considered with a View to its Abolition, The Stranger in Lowell, Supernaturalism in New England, Leaves from Margaret Smith's Journal, Old Portraits and Modern Sketches, Literary Recreations. His poetical works include, Mogg Megone, Ballads, Lays of My Home, The Bridal of Pennacock, The Voices of Freedom, Songs of Labor, The Chapel of the Hermits, The Panorama, Home Ballads and Poems, In War Time, Snow Bound, The Tent on Beach, Among the Hills, Miriam, The Pennsylvania Pilgrim, Mabel Martin, and Hazel Blossoms. Several collective editions have been published.

As a poet Whittier was more peculiarly American than any other of equal fame. His poems have been largely inspired by current events, and their patriotic, democratic and humane spirit gives them a strong hold upon the public. He wrote a hymn for the opening of the centennial exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876. Not Up on Mexican Law. SAN ANTONIO, September A.

Bagley, a commission and grain merchant of this city, arrived from Mexico, where he had an exciting experience. About six weeks ago the firm shipped 50,000 bushels of corn from Kansas City to A. Cardenas, a When grain speculator in the City of Mexico. corn arrived Cardenas accepted it, but refused to pay for it. Mr.

Bagley went to the City of Mexico, and, knowing the slow manner in which the law takes its course in that country, resolved to take decisive steps toward getting possession. He arrived before the grain had been unloaded from the cars, and took possession and disposed of it to another party. Cardenas had him arrested and put in prison, where he remained three weeks before the authorities would give him his release. He gained his liberty through the intercession of United States Minister Ryan and influential friends. TOPEKA, September -The old settlers of Shawnee county enjoyed a picnic at the fair grounds.

Quite a goodly number were present and much interest and enjoyment were had in talking over old times. Steps were taken toward perfecting a permanent organization, so as to hold annual meetings. Jndge S. A. Kingman was made chairman and A.

H. Vance, secretary. On motion the chairman appointed a committee to take into consideration the subject of future meeting, and the power to appoint other committees, choose time and place of meeting and in short do everything necessary to complete the object and purpose above stated. The committee is A. Washburn, J.

C. Gordon, H. W. Farnsworth, J. S.

Collins and Dr. S. E. Martin. Territorial School Lands.

Old Settlers. WASHINGTON, September Seay, of Oklahoma, is having some trouble in conforming to Secretary Noble's instructions in the matter of leasing school lands in that territory. The secretary's instructions make it imperative that all those renting the lands must furnish security for rental payment. The governor finds this a hard feature to impose. He insists that many honest and worthy settlers find it a difficult matter to conform to this feature.

It is a country of strangers and the people are not anxious at all times to enter into such financial obligations. He invites the secretary to change his instructions in this respect. A Steamer Engaged. NEW YORK, September Jenkins said he expected the Stonington steamer, purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan for the use of detained cabin passengers, when the cabin passengers would be removed to her.

She would be fitted up and had 124 state rooms with three berths in each. The New Hampshire, as soon as she was ready, would be used for the cabin passengers of the Rugia. The steerage passengers he would remove to Hoffman Island. The cholera on board the Moravia has been to all appearance stamped out. Insulting the Stars and Stripes.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, September the performance of the "White Squadron," a patriotic American play, at the Queen's theatre, the flags of many nations were displayed and cheered, but the United States flag was greeted with hisses and torn down by the crowd. The manager of the play demanded police assistance and protection for the flag, and after a considerable time quiet was restored, and the performance was allowed to proceed. International complications may ensue. Low Copper Means Low Wages. HOUGHTON, September 10.

-The 300 men employed by the Atlantic Copper Mining company have struck for higher pay, and as the price of copper does not warrant such increase the mine has been closed until the men see fit to return to work at their old wages. The Peninsula mine has also closed down completely and about 200 men are idle. A Fishing Schooner Seized. OTTAWA, September United States schooner "Hattie Mude" has been seized by the government cruiser "Curlew" for infraction of the fishery laws. She was caught within the three-mile limit in the Bay of Funda, near Strandre.

She will be libeled with a view to her condemnation and confiscation. Struck Bad Weather. ST. PAUL, September 10. -Jay-EyeSee paced a mile over the Hamline track in 2:09.

His time at Chicago was three-quarters of a second faster, 1 but the track here was very slow and the weather windy and rainy. A large crowd was keenly disappointed because the gelding did not break his record. Senator Carroll Bereaved. Mrs. Mary Ellen Carroll, wife of Senator Ed Carroll, cashier of the Leavenworth National bank and democratic candidate for congress, died at her home Thursday after a lingering illness.

Another Broken Record. CLEVELAND, September Pointer paced against his time and made a mile on a bad track in breaking the Cleveland track record. Immigration Stopped. QUEBEC, September 10. -The government's proclamation forbidding immigration and making regulations for inspection of vessels has been issued.

Happy Italy. ROME, September is officially stated that there has not been a case of cholera in all of Italy. A Brown Filly. LONDON, September great St. Leger race was won by Baron de Hirsch's 3- year-old brown filly La Fleche.

REMARKABLY GOOD And Improving Perceptiby, is Said of Industries and Trade. Gold Still Going Abroad, But Causes no Apprehension Foreign Exchange is Strong Because of Restricted Exports of Products. NEW YORK, September G. Dun Co's Weekly Review of Trade says: Last week's semi-panie in stocks and grain has been followed by a more confident feeling about the cholera, as it is seen that the pestilence thus far is confined to incoming ships by the national regulations, which all officers are now respecting. Stock advanced about 75 cents per share on the whole, though in' other markets the alarm of last week still continued.

The general condition of the industries and trade throughout the country is not only remarkably good but is improving perceptibly from week to week, although exports of merchandise are not yet large enough to prevent some shipments of gold. The iron industry grows more active. Nearly all the works have full orders and the output is now heavy. Nails advanced 10 cents per keg, but a weakness appears in the prices of structural and plate iron. The expected war between the Pennsylvania and Reading roads causes a dullness in coal.

The cattle receipts at Chicago for the year are 13 per cent. larger than last year, and the receipts of all live stock there in August were nearly 25 per cent. larger. All textile works are remarkably busy, and in dry goods a better demand is seen for medium grade worsteds and the demand is in excess of the supply for plain wool goods, while the prices of cottons are firm, some advancing. Wheat sold at cents, and excepting in two days in 1884 no lower prices have been recorded here.

The western receipts have been 5,700,000 bushels in four days, against 1,700,000 of Atlantic exports. Oats are half a cent higher, but corn is much lower, with brightening crop prospects at the west. Coffee is lower. Cotton had advanced 6-10 during the week, although the Financial Chronicle makes the last crop 038,000 bales and the decrease in acreage this year only 12 per cent. With the restricted exports of products at present, the foreign exchange is already strong, but the treasury has out in new notes $200,000 1 more than it has added to its stocks of gold and silver and money markets throughout the country are fairly supplied, while the conditions in all quarters are very fair for the season.

It is expected that some more gold will go out this week. But no apprehension appears as yet on account of this unusually long continued movement because the supplies of currency available are remarkably large and the interior markets appear to demand less money from the seaboard centers than is usually demanded at this season. Business failures in the United States the past week were 146, compared with 189 the corresponding week last year. Frost WIll Not Stop It. BERLIN, September Vierchow, who has returned from a visit to Russia, speaks in terms of prrise of the Russian officials, who, in some respects, he says, are in advance of Germany.

He excepts from these expressions of approval officials of the Volga region. He says that Russian statistics can be relied upon, although their value would always be relative. Western Russia, Professor Vierchow reports to be free from the cholera plague, and although the cholera is present in Moscow, yet the fact that 600 beds are empty in the hospital bears evidence that it is not raging to such an extent as to tax the resources of that city. In regard to the probable duration of cholera epidemic, Professor Vierchow says. that the belief that the arrival of winter will stop cholera is erroneous, as there have been epidemics of the disease in winter.

Progress of Arbitration. WASHINGTON, D. September second phase of the Behring sea arbitration has been passed in safety and closed. with an exchange of cases between the agents of both of the principals. There 18 an exhaustive amount of correspondence early in the pres ent controversy between the governments of Great Britian and Russia touching the question of jusisdiction.

The recital of the Russian ukase, reserving the waters of the Behring sea for the exclusive use of Russian fishermen and sealers and a strong argument to show the entire right of jurisdiction asserted by Russia was acquired by the United States under the terms of the treaty negotiated by Secretary Seward in 1867. All ammunition is not exhausted safely be assumed that the representatives of the United States have reserved sufficient material to enable them to make a strong counter case. This will be the next, or third, phase of the arbitration. Ends in Smoke. SEDAN, September 10.

-The defense closed the examination of witnesses in the Frazier murder and County Attorney McGuire and J. D. McBryan reviewed the evidence for the prosecution and Messrs. Scott and Beekman for the defense. The case was then referred to Justices Clark and King, who rendered a decision in favor of the defendants.

They were accordingly discharged. A great deal of censure was brought against J. P. Davis for causing the arrest and incarceration of two innocent men and for the great expense to the county, incurred by the trial. Poor Boston, Boston, the home of the defeated champion, vented its sorrow in a great howl of disappointment and disgust when the blackboards announced Corbett's victory.

Nearly 20,000 people were wedged into Washington street, between State and Milk streets, awaiting the news of the fight. The crush was awful in its results. Men were crushed and trampled upon by the excited throng, and the score of police were helpless. Sullivan's defeat will bring hardship to a good inany of his friends here as well as to himself. Embargo Raised From Our Sheep.

WASHINGTON, D. September Rusk has just received through the department of state a copy of a letter from Minister Lincoln containing information that the government of Great Britain has remored the prohibition on the admission of live sheep from the United States into that country. The order requiring the slaughter of these animals on the docks where landed within ten days after arrival has been revoked, and hereafter they may be shipped to any part of the kingdom if they are landed at the proper ports and pass inspection. Secretary Rusk is much gratified by the success of the negotiations, which have been in progress for more than two years, looking to the removal of the prohibitory restrictions that have been enforced against our sheep trade for the past thirteen years. To Visit the Tribes.

WASHINGTON, D. September 9. -Senator Dawes, chairman of the senate committee on Indian affairs, wired Commissioner Morgan that the senate committee would meet at Chicago on the 15th inst. for the purpose of visiting all the Indian tribes in the Mississippi valley. The most of the work of the committee, as assigned by the senate, is to look after the condition of the Indians in the territory.

The Cherokee strip treaty will be a matter of special inquiry, as the committee is requested to inquire into various features. The strip cattle question is one of the topics assigned. Sullivan Licked. At New Orleans during the twenty-first round in the fight between Corbett and Sullivan, the latter was put to sleep. After Sullivan was brought around he stepped to the middle of the ring and made a speech, saying that he was glad the championship remained in America, but that he had fought once too often in the ring.

The ovation that Corbett received was something tremendous and he walked around the ring kissing and hugging his friends. The bitterest hour of John L. Sullivan's life had come at last. Candidate. TOPEKA, September Kansas F.

A. and I. the official organ of the farmers' alliance, edited by President Biddle and the executive committee of that body, comes out to-day, for S. S. King, of Kansas City, for United States senate.

This is the first announcement of any candidacy among the people's party for the United States senate. Democratic support will probably go to King on account of his withdrawal in Moore's favor. Two Thousand More Idle Welshmen, SWANSEA, WALES, September Upper Forest Tin Plate company, near Swansea, has announced its intention of closing the works. This will result in the throwing of 2,000 men out of employment. Owing to the distress prevailing in hundreds of famities in ths section through their means of livelihood being cut off, a relief fund has been opened and measures have been adopted to assist the impoverished people.

What They Charge. CHICAGO, September the meeting of the Western Passenger association rates were adopted for the dedicatory ceremonies of the world's fair next month. It was agreed that a rate of a fair and one-third for the round trip should be made from all points within a radius of 350 miles of Chicago and a rate of one fare for the round trip from points outside that radius. Cholera Reported in Mexico. NEW YORK, September is reported at the maritime exchange that cholera has appeared in Mexico.

A cablegram from Vera Cruz has been received stating that four officers and two sailors of the British steamship May were at that port sick aboard the vessel. The steamer had put into Vera Cruz in distress. A Homestead Echo. HOMESTEAD, September first serious break in the ranks of the strikers was made when 100 Slavs and eight skilled men returned to work. A further break among the Slavs is looked for.

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