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Vol. Xxiv no. 39.indianapolis, thursday May 20 1875 whole number 1,800 silk smuggling. Secrets of the silk Trade. How the government is swindled. Lawrence the smuggler lodged in Lud Low htrk1et jail his to Radoci Smuo-<1.1 leg a9d the devices by which he aved a mob Puntil entangled in the Lolla Why som merchants undersell. Al Sun european manufacturers 1m placated. Systematic swindling of the gov rom it through the Connivance of administration appointees la not confined to the illicit manufacture and Sale of whisky but permeates the import Trade. This sort of Busi t / lie is becoming dreadfully discouraged under the Bristow regime a appears by report of recent seizure of spirits Andyne following from the new York Sun in regard to the smuggling of Silks Etc Charle l Lawrence the great smuggler was taken off the Steamer Scythia on a Revenue Cutter yesterday morning an 1 landed at to fat of Chambers Street. North River. From there he via taken by i Deputy marshals Harris and brn hard in a Carriage to Tho it med n tales court. Lie was in custody on a Bench warrant and judge Blatchford and the District attorney gave orders that he should be removed to Ludlow Street jail and that no one should be allowed to Converse with Bint Arr. Bis Case. I two voting sons met bin in the marshal s Flics and it in act d Hlin lure cd i leg Ltd to have ecu the not dangerous conspirator Tea the g Jur rement has Ever had 10 contend with in the collection of the custom. The magnitude of Bis opera lot s h counted by in Illona he Organ god a Shtein of fraud of the Revenue a Luiei u i a Rale i led la ingenuity and execution in the whole record of Grout frauds. Ilia Illi it traffic in costly Fabri its met earned on with the Aid of corrupt official and mercy it greedy to get Rich. Having a perfect knowledge of the intricacies of the Revenue he was enabled to carry on Bis fraudulent importations Lor a period of More than Lour years without detect i m. Honest Merchante suffered and some were mis ted and driven out of business through Bis Agency and the Competition of the unprincipled traders in league with him. The goods which he imported in the four years of Bis smuggling Are said to have been Worth Over four million Dollar. Over Oue Balf of tie amount is represented by duties which Tho government never got. The bulk of the illicit importations consisted of French Silks laces mohair and other costly articles that pay High rates of duty. The discovery of the in Arucci was Marie by the merest Accident in september last. The credit of the discovery la claimed by several persons. One Story is that it. B. Claflin let co. Directed private detectives in their employ to find out How certain kind of Lac a were sold by rival firms below the Market prices and that the detectives in the course of their investigations stumbled across the silk frauds which led to the exposure of Lawrence and his co con Giratore. They informed the collector and the Treasury department of their discovery. And in the examination it turned out that Cislin let company had bought largely at auction of the very Silks smuggled by Lawrence. Another Story is that the detection of the great conspiracy is due to or. Isaac d. Balco. Chief clerk in the Law division of the Erato in House and or. X. I. Rice a Bond clerk who found several fictitious Bonds made out by Lawrence and started the inquiries which led to the disclosure of the conspiracy. After the clue had been struck by the detective. Or the Revenue clerk. Deputy survivor Klink was called into the Case As an officer who could be trusted and he assisted by special agent Brackett aided materially in bringing Lawrence Mode of operations to Light. The work was one that required great caution As the smuggler and his accomplice in and our of the cu9toin House on getting wind of the investigation tried Avert stratagem to baffle the authorities. » col. Robert i>8s gauges Deputy collector of the warehouse department the moot important department in the co atom House who was afterwards for complicity in the frauds was one of the first to be taken into the Confidence of the collector and Hia aids. In december the seized in the Hoboken stores eight Case of Lyons umbrella Silks Worth $45.000, imported in the Steamer Ito Merania. The invoice of the goods evil j l for nine term of Cotton Kosiaty. Be 100 Vul a Dummy and was checked in the invoice by Duponty collector Des angst to be Sint to the Public stores for appraisement. Freeman a Powell were named a to importer but no such person could be Lound. It was discovered that Lawrence bad need names of met tical importers to cover up his fraud. His i a was to import Tho richest of fabrics Ana invoice to lieu As cheap goods. Silks lace Etc., were invoiced As Cotton artificial Flower doll Lute Etc. A Dummy Xac containing the article called for in the invoice invariably came with each importation. This would be the one designated by the Deputy collector for appraisement. Beu the dam my Case came to to examined by the assistant appraiser he would find that it corresponded with the invoice. In to Meen time the real goods would be taken by Lawrence on fictitious Bonds and placed on the Market. It is claimed that he has made Over one Hundred importations of this character and that in every in stance he forged the name of mythical importers on Bonds for tae release of Tho Eoda. He acted in i can City a custom ase lawyer and broker. Over fifty of the Dummy Case were checked in wrong in voice by Deputy collector de auge and to reel were marked off by a Deputy collector who Baa since died. It is said that Tea frauds were begun by Lawrence while the latter wan in office and that Dsa anger abetted him almost immediately alter being pro night ted to be acting Deputy collector in april 1s73. D s gauges Baa a Good military record Here and abroad and it is thought by by official friends that to could not have been easily led by Lawrence. It is supposed that Lawrence Ramie him a loan to buy a b Jisc and Al Orward kept him in he Power. I dogs sea services were Worth $100,000, bet his seeming poverty is regarded by Many As proof that he got very Little from Lawrence. Lareu cold ail los of Side of the custom Bousaid rendent in Europe and merchants in this City. He received his Good from the manufacturer and Ailer be had passed them through the Eastern Bona be sent them to auction houses where they were sold at Price Low. R than merchant could legitimately import them for. One of Lawrence s Sac to loners was Lafayette Graff who was engaged in the liquor Trade in Warren Street under the name of m. L. A l. Graff. A Ritro a period of about fifteen i months Graff sold to h. B. Claflin a co. Nearly $>00,000 Worth of Ilka. They were bought by or. Talcott the silk Buver of that firm Bat neither or. Claflin nor i partners Ore charged with having an v knowledge that they were smuggled. The first person arrested in the Case was Gustav us w. Bail a clerk for Graff who had charge of the carting of the goods from the steamship store a it the auction Root a. He was lodged in Ludlow Street jail for some time. Graff escaped to Canada leaving with the Safe Deboalt company some trunks believed to contain valuable property and papers relating to the smuggling. These were attached by District attorney Bella Ami subsequently Ura fre Wile claimed them on a Power of attorney from her husband. The property was reattached in the stale court. The new attachment bad been issued Only a few minutes when Grants attorney sought to attach the trunk in i favor on the ground that his client was indebted to him. He found that he was too late and he then he made a motion to dissolve the other attachment. The trunk remained unopened pending a decision of the court. After the arrest of Ball and de an gee and the investigation into Graff s affair Lawrence fled from Tho City on the very night of to e Day an indictment was found against him for defrauding the United state. His Houe in Twenty third Street was watched for three Days and All letters addressed to him were intercepted. Monthe Tithof february it was ascertained that to was la Montreal living at the principal hotel under bin own name. To accomplish his extradition a Kavai re indicted ror Fob Okby and detective John Boland was sent to a re to him. Lawrence was warned front this f the detectives coming and be Alsap 2 tired from Montreal on the morning that to o officer arrived. Lawrence left the most Fhi baggage behind and John p. Morris of this City occupied Bis room in the hotel. So Tost the detective was led Lor a few hour to suppose that Lawrence was still in the Ivel. Detective Boland consulted with the <4 a ends counsel in Montreal who generally acts for the United Stales in extradition cases and was surprised to learn that la Trence bad retained him. And that he could not unite in his capture. The lawyer pledged Hia professional Honor not to communicative to Lawrence what be bad heard from the Deti Active. The next Day a letter was sent by another lawyer addressed to Lawrence at Halifax under an assumed name which warned the smuggler of Bis dauger in the following the doctors la consultation advised the air of Bermuda or the South of France for or. Gush be would possibly find the English Lumate too severe. This letter was found on ii wrench when he was taken. Two Day. After Lawrence left Montreal the detective was again travelling. He Learned that the fugitive had gone to the Rivere do Loup a Small place on the St. Lawrence 2u0 Miles Roui Montreal. The detective tracked him there by a Gray overcoat trimmed with Astrakhan which be wore in Hia flight. From Rivere do Loup the fugitive crossed upper Canada and Nova Scotia to St. Johns and Halifax. He journeyed the whole i sauce a it it Throe Hundred Miles in Sleigh with the thermometer at thirty five and forty degree below Zero. The detective kept up the Pursuit by mean of the Tell tale great coat Aud reached Halifax in the Middle of february. He there Learned that George g. Gordon bad sailed three Days previous Lor great Britain and Gordon and Lawrence were identified a one by Means of the Astrakhan trimmed coat. The Telegraph was at once employed Canada and new York and Here and Washington and an order was telegraphed to the american ambassador to have l in reuse and held for extradition on the next Steamer from this port were sent detective James Mooney and messes. Rice and Brooks of the custom Bouse with proof of the forgeries. The in end of Lawrence Learned of the Steps taken for Bis capture and telegraphed to his accomplices in London. Lawrence was at reeled in the Steamer off Queenstown by officer from London. After Lawrence was held Lor extradition Abraham hour thing one of the Liverpool member of the smuggler a gang offered detective Mooney five thousand dollars Gold to let Lawrence escape or be rescued and set sequel try Aaron Wolf another of the silk conspirator increased the offer to $10,000, and when that was refused be wanted to know How much would accomplish the result. Officers from Loudon accompanied the prisoner to Tho Steamer Scythia at Queenstown to prevent any attempt at Rescue. Lawrence was born in King hand of jewish parentage Aud i about 40 years uld. Lie came to this country Beu he was quite Young. About Twenty year ago to married Tho daughter of tue late Hon Mordecai m. Noah founder of the sunday messenger and limes and at different t Xieo Dion Rich attorney Surveyor Oft be port grand Sachem of Tan Viany and congressman. The Noah family were opposed to the marriage and the Young couple eloped. Lawrence was an inspector of customs under the Buchanan administration but a removed Tor dishonesty when Surveyor Cornell took office. He was arrested Tor smuggling with John h. Mccrum the brother in Law of an sex Surveyor of the port and then an inspector. Mccrum was to evicted in the Northern District of new York but Lawrence was saved by the influence of hts friends among whom was a Deputy Surveyor. During the last ten years Lawrence has spent Money lavishly and bits been a favorite in the club Aud a popular Man about town. U9 was a member of the americas Blossom and jockey clubs. He was the last Secretary of the famous americas club and Bis Nulo graph take with that of Tweed and other prominent member Huno on the Walls of several City clubs. Lawrence went to Europe in 1870 to buy carpets Aud furniture Lor the Americus House at Greenwich and brought Back with him the big Gold badge which Tweed afterwards wore at the acad Eray balls of the tigers and Greenwich receptions. The badge was got through Tho custom Bouse free. On the collapse of the ring the club Bouse at Greenwich was transferred to Lawr Euco by Tweed. Lawrence s real Guatno was Lazarus but a bad it changed by the legislature. He la reputed to Haworth $500,000. 80ine very curious incl eur Are connected with lawrences capture. In May 1874, District attorney Bliss wrote to Field Morris a Fenner auctioneers of this City that he had information that certain goods on Thair catalogue of Sale bad been smuggled and be requested them to inform blk who they bad got them from but they refused to comply. When Lawrence was starched in London this letter was found in Hia trunk showing to the government that the goods la the auction room were a part of those be had smuggled. The agent of Lawrence and his co conspirators was Aaron Wolf a member of the americas club who lived in Good style to fifty first Street. His Bouse was the nightly place for grand dinners and poker parties. Wolf opened with Field Morris a Fenner a aerie of accounts sixteen in number All except one in the Tamee of fictitious person Aud be received from the auctioneers the proceeds of the Sale of All the merchandise consigned to them. His aggregate receipts la 1x74 were about $500,000. Wol told the auctioneer that the invoice value of the goods was $700,000. All the moneys were paid to Wolf direct except $80,000, which was paid to Lawrence it has been discovered that another auction Bouse in the City sold about $050,000 Worth of goods for Wolf but becoming satisfied from the Way in which the business was done that there was something wrong they refused several month before the frauds were discovered to Bave anything More to do with him. There la reason to believe that a considerable amount of the goo i in ported by the conspirators were old at Philadelphia at action and in Chicago St. Louis Cincinnati and Sao Francisco. There is Ala reason to believe that there was a considerable amount of fraudulent importations Mode at new Orleans and other Gulf Pons. Lawrences conspirator in Europe was Abraham Hoff Nung the brother in Law of Wolf. Howl Nung bad bin Headquarters in Liverpool. Win Lawrence was Ai rested a letter from of funny was found assuring him be need not fear extradition As be had done nothing except to commit a breach of the Revenue Law of the United states and that great Britain was not going to Aid in any Eunis Brut Tor aay Ucb offence Lof Flung added in Bla letter that be had Hopes that business might to resumed later after the trouble had blown Over. There was also found upon Lawrence when arrested a cipher and key to it containing about fifteen Hundred separate be word and adapted for a business with Earth of the word and with provisions Tor Onest As Well As dishonest dealings. One phrase in this cipher conveys to the correspondent the information that i find in consequence of bail prices and extra demand from the people working with me that the business Wilt not Pey More than fifteen per cent. Net. Write Lyou if be wants to Montinne the risk is very email. It would seem that Flat eur per cent would be sufficient profit in an Ordinary business. In the Cypher word Are employed to designate All the officer in the custom Bouse. The word editor for instance a found to mean wharf inspector. Directions Are Given in 1 be Cypher for the Maki gout of Quot inc dual » n j Correct invoice for the making out of usual invoices of pro forma invoices of special invoices of Invoker absolutely Correct also for tasking the invoices of greater or smaller value and for sending goods without invoices. Provision is made for indicating that officer have been removed or threatened with removal. Orders Are Given that advice shall be changed As to How goods should be packed that a change should be made in the names of the consignees that the consular invoice should be made in London or elsewhere that my new mania in trouble w the old Man i in trouble that i expect trouble that i dont anticipate trouble that the whole shipment has been ordered Lor examination that the value should be reduced to one fourth of the invoice to one third of the actual invoice Quot i Ore half of the Aclair voice and in Short All the a sch Ivory is provided for communicating by single words fall information. As to every thing which bad been done or was expected to be done on this Side and full instruction a to How goods were to be prepared and shipped so As to a Frand the Revenue. In Soma instances the Cypher is prepared so As to be a Cypher within a Cypher Tor instance the word Quot vertical Means in the interpretation of the Cypher Quot let fabulous make leave. But on turning to Kabul in the Cypher it is found that that Means win. Benjamin and that Quot leave in the Cypher mean Quot consular invoice Quot so that the words really moan i it win. Benjamin make to consular invoice. Aud of examination it appear that All. Or nearly All of the invoices received from Liverpool purport to be sworn to to the Cou us by William Benjamin. The Cypher also seems to Bave been contrived to enable the smuggler to cheat each other or the parties with whom they dealt. It a full of information that is valuable to the government in finding out the manner of the frauds. The extent of the Frauda May be guessed when it is known that a. T. Stewart a co. Had to Stop Selling certain lines of goods which Lawrence imported. Or. Libby the partner of or. Stewart said that Tor a year a prominent auction House had been Selling Lyon silk at Price far below what it Cost to legitimately import and that Large mercantile Bouses bad sold the Silks in extensive quantities below the regular Market value. I it ugh an Hnry to. A svy Ore said to have be a implicated with Lawrence. They went to Europa a dozen times a year. H. J. Livy a believed to have been the person who took the false oaths at the custom Bouse. To and Bis brother fled weeks ago to Canada. Fie was arrested at it Quebec but we mysteriously liberated. It a charged if cat he Casper Hauser said to be identified. Solution of a mystery that at one time puzzled All Europe the idiotic youth the right pc Duke of Baden a daughter of the German emperor marries a Prince with the bar sinister Sone extraordinary developments of a Royal Romance. This Straug Aud startling Story a i rom the new York Mercury and will interest thousand of people on the two hemisphere the mystery of that mysterious individual Casper Hauser has puzzled the entire world the late of the unfortunate youth at one Lime created More excitement and eager curiosity Bro about Europe than any Evant of the present Century. Although his True parentage and the names of those through who a instrumentality he waa consigned to Bis bloody grave have been Etab lined almost beyond a doubt a dread of the consequences of displeasing so Many Illus Triou personages has hitherto prevented the affair Seiok sifted with that regard for facts which alone could elicit the Complete truth. In a strange manner the mystery has been solved and the Mercury is the first american paper to Lay the solution before it Reader. On the evening of the 96th of May 1828. Casual Pattenger through the streets of Nuremberg met a youth atut Tiff ecu or six Tern year of age whose eat once Arrel a his attention. Although strongly built be seemed hardly Able to us Hillma while Bis Eye were a Kelly to Trig enough to Bear the dim to Irish of the late Muier eve. In Bis baud he held a letter addressed to a Well know citizen which he presented to Ever passer by with a unmeaning stare. When conducted to the Boule of the person to whom be appeared to be directed he was offered food out Jet used with Briard the court to let ill to. Col Robert Des Angas who was Lawrence s chief Abr Tutor in the custom House is in Ludlow Street ail under 81.500 bail. He lives Fere luxuriously. When arrested he wee held in $5,000 bail and one of Bla clerks a brother in Law of judges Brady and Daly be ame Bie surety. De gauges i Soldier by profession. He served in the italian War of 1s48, when he was Only sixteen was a Cap Tain 01 British infantry at Sebastopol Inker Man and Llala Klava. Was an officer in sir Henry howards staff at the siege of Lucknow and afterwards a Volunteer in the French Arm in Algiers. He was on the staff of Gens. Banka and Canby in the american rebellion. He was appointed in the custom House in 1870, Aud was the first product of the civil service Reform being Malea Deputy collector in 1873. When Lawrence was arrested a letter was found on Blin in the handwriting of Dea Anges As follows no further communication verbally or la writing. You Are followed Aud so am i. Let everything go to the Devil. Export All you can but let me alone to try and save Tuy Seif Tor the future. Within the past few year female writers Bave taken a position perhaps never before attained in literature and Art and London May boast of the beat in the world. Klimt or. Henry Wood mias Braddon mrs. Rose Church and Annie Thomas head the Long list of novelist and hundreds of unknown writer Are coming inti the Field of fiction and Romance. Variety seems to form an attraction in literature As it does in the dram hence the demand on the writings of George Elliot Annie Thom and miss Braddon. Ail so different in their style and manner of writing but along with All ibis it la refreshing to read the simple unaffected Aud easy let Era of a classical and conscientious writer like mis Shepard a style free i rom the affectation of borrow d mannerism and sensation which so Many writers indulge in Aud one which never descending to a vulgar description of vulgar people Aud thing but always maintaining a High Standard of Good judgment polished wit and True sentiment can rank with the pure and most Graceful of this or any other Day. Digu9t All except Plain bread and water and throwing he Seit Down 0» a Heap of Straw went into a sound sleep. The persons in whose £ Barge be was left did not know what to make of him Lor on the one hand he displayed the mingled curiosity and stupid xxx Kynsi , of some being to whom All is new but who a no perceptible appreciative faculty while be could repeat certain words with distinctness and in a distinct hand wrote Down the name of Casper Hauser. As an idiot or a Clever imposter they finally determined to Send him to Prisoc where a close examination showed him to be incapable of any attempt at fraud but on the contrary to a the victim himself of crime. The Solea of Bis feet were perfectly soft and Wiite proving that he had never been permitted to take 6xercisc. It w As Clear that be had never seen and never Learned anything be was a Cor Pitte stranger to the commonest tie and duties which bind Mankind together and utterly ignorant of the nature or even existence of society or morality in Short be had evidently vegetated in Complete isolation and literally in obscurity for he could not Bear the effect of Light upon his Eves and neither knew at first tiie difference bet Wren night and Day nor could be measure time. Professor i it Anmer charged himself with his education. By gentle degree armed with the a Troat patience be attempted to awaken the dormant faculties of extraordinary being. He Learned with rapidity and vague misty recollection of the Long dreary Purgatory in which the be argot his childhood had been spent Rose before Bis mind. He would often talk about Bis Jailer Lor whom however be did not appear to entertain any feelings of ill will out rather wondered in Bis simplicity Bow be could Bave offended him. The professor who bad reverent truly discontinued Hia researches a to the birth of Bis unfortunate Pupil encouraged blk to track Back the Depths Othia memory and hoped eventually to collect the scattered facts be from time to time obtained into some tangible shape. Thus three or four year rolled peaceably along. The world tired of Era Nink Datsy wonder bad forgotten All about Casper and be might fondly Hope that Hia enemies bad done the same thing but it was not so. They had not let any of i movements escape them and probably the Profe Eor s Hopes had been too loudly expressed for an attempt was made to the poor Yoab which failed and resulted in obtaining for him a More powerful Prota Cyloa than that of the worthy scientist that of the Earl of Stanhope an English Noble him who at that time was residing in Germany id the 14th of december 1s33, Hauser who had been left alone was enticed to a Soulary Grot by to unknown Ruan who plunged a Maggr into Bis heart. Every Effort was made by the authorities to discover the Assassin and lord Stanhope of tiered a Large sum for Bis arrest Bat All was in vain. Tanc no Tho a Well acquainted with such particular o i the Case a it Wax not practicable for Ibe Strong Arto of despotism to suppress but Little doubt will be found to exist that poor friendless murdered Casper Hauser was by birth a Sovereign Prince. New developments prove beyond a doubt that h laser was the son of the grand Duke Charles of Baden Ault a by wife step Baula consequently the Lugii Imata heir of tue throne. Charle who had married a Tophania a Niece of Napoleon the Ford. In 1s0u, was a rom of reckless character. Not Long after wedding be became Enmore <1 of toe btimen8 Gever von Gryer Eberg whom be raised to the rank of Coutie von Hockberg. This woman attempted my Poison the grand Luches Aud Beu the latter was delivered of an Beir to the Crown of Hyden she caused the Cutie to be stolen. It was the unfortunate creature afterwards known under the name of camper Hauser. The grand a Chese was assured by the physicians ail of whom were in to pay of Tho of unless that hrs child had died. 8be believed it until her husband was dead when be secretly Caf ised the infant s coffin to be opened. It was empty. Some time afterwards be gave birth to soother son but the Mother seemed to believe that her child and been taken from her and another substituted. This was really to Esse the Ubati Tulud baby being a illegitimate Eon to whom to Counte a Doc Beer bed Given liar to about tue same time. The Bastard a it As christened Leopold and became Beir apparent of Baden. The Rand Duch a never spoke to him even after be bad Beope grand Duke. She live l in seclusion and died a few 5eon ago. Whether her husband Charles discovered the fraud certain it is that be finally poisoned him whereupon bar son Leopold became grand Duke of Laden. He had 00 right whatever to the position for to Reo i heir. Camper in user a then alive. Beu in Quilie began to in made into Casper a users Fate the our teas Hockberg Cault de him to be murdered. The grand Duke Leopold Liford in 1£52, Beu Hia sin Fredrick Louis the present grand Duke As ended to throne. He married in 1857, Louisa Only daughter of the prese it of Germany who has for a son in Law the grandson of a murderess and the son of a Bastard who in reality Bas no right whatever to the Crown of Baden. The Frankfort Gazette made Public these facts and was furnished with information by part see in poise asian of the secret history. To ascertain the name of the latter became the task of the prussian police by order of the emperor. Unable to set a to by of of the Gazette on Auy direct charge the police took advantage of the fact that be owner waa also partner in a Job printing establishment. From that is tables heat had been leaned a circular reflecting on certain banker. The latter aued the Jot it printing office and the police on that ground seized All the Book of the Buff. Including the subscription Litt. Throughout rarer May the died sure of the Gazette and the oppressive Mee Stirm of the exasperated emperor Hove created profound sensation. The emperor who is s stickler for legitimacy is Intel adv mortified by the of can Uree about i son in Law. He daughter the grand Duchen of Baden Reto appear in Public since the disclosures Bave been published. The poor people s Railroad. To rat hold at auction por the Benefit or the Dixi unix knaves who it off on the it Blip. The Northern Pacific Railroad the Stock of which wan foisted Pon poor Eop a a a grand investment on of to called religious family Newny per is now to be sold in the h to rat of tie few who control the concern. Pc new yrs nun any of the Sale judge ship ainu la it late a decree in the Tore to nit against the Northern Pacific Nitro get turn we m. Edly result in of to Adan of that insolvent corporation if Art a it litigation does not interfere. The Minlu i pleading on which the suit is founded is pro forms Fly cd Jay Cooke it. Al. At. The Northern fact lie Kail Road company. Jay Cooke being hopelessly bankrupt ran no legitimate individual interest in the suit. He a a necessary party to it. Becu he and j. Edgar Thom Neon late president of the Pennsylvania Railroad company were named in the first mortgage of the Northern Pacific Railroad company As trustee for the purchasers of Bonds attempted to be secured by that mortgage. Or. Thompson is dead. Under the provision of the org Nal instrument fir a Soeles Ion of trustee or. Charlemagne Tower takes or. Thompsons place. Other necessary parties plaintiff Are named for reason that do not appear in the decree. The order of the decree which is very elaborately drawn Are substantially As follows the Road bed Bridges »tat4on Bonsee. Water tanks aiding switching rights of Way a eminent. Rolling Stock and in abort every material thing pertaining to the completed portion of the Railroad which la now nearly live Hundred Miles Long is to be sold in front of the custom House in this City Miter advertisement in a prescribed was for to it Days. The Sale a to be conducted under the supervision of Kenneth g. White clerk of the court aria United state Marsha Oliver Fiak the former of Boiu is termed Quot Mastor commissioner and upon whom devolves Large discretion As to postponements advertising and re porting the Sale finally effected to the court Tor continuation. The immense land Grant of the Road a not to be included or Elf Felleti. In buy Way by the kale of the Railroad. The decree provide that a Saers White and Fuk shall sell the land alter Doe advertisement in the states and territories in which they lie in tracts cot exceeding a Section d4- acre and lha maybe any Ordinary subdivision of a Section such for instance a a Quarter of a Quarter of a Section 40 acre. Under this arrangement it is estimated Tea Jit will boat least five years before the Sale of the land Are completed by messes. White and Fisk and their Sale finally confirmed. In the mean Lime tue property a to be in the to Ennon of the Hou. Geo. W. Goo president of the Railroad who has by another recent decree of the same court been appointed receiver and upon whom by virtue of that decree All the Powers privileges and functions of the corporation Are devolved. He is also ordered to Jocia in the proper execution of this later decree. There a a further provision Bat metro. Cooke and Tower the trustees May bid for and pure Bane any of the property in behalf of All the bolder secured by the mortgage in the proportion of the respective interests of the bolder. Just what this Means it a hard to Tell but it looks like a quiet method of turning Road franchise lands and everything Over to such Large bondholders a May get willing to arrange with Jay Cooke Aud i co trustee. The Grasshoppers piratical pistol practice. Ski per at 8hootlffo a Fra a cow Iver thieves am j eh0ey Pou Ceman. The new York Herald Jub at 2 30 pc t relay morning officers Hourigan Aad kit Jeu of the Hoboken police Force saw three men in a Rowboat on the Hudson polling toward to canal boat. Or. Peter pub Jen. Which was lying at the foot of tenth Street. Fine of the men boarded the Tialen and began to thu motor final i Bale of goods from one boat to the other. The officers hurried to the canal float and found the Captain Michael Haaseth on deck conversing with the stranger. Two of the latter seized their oars and began to move away vigor. Eastward wind their Way. The modern Myhok re Kab the Marks the path wat of tue pm amur. The Uki Coco \ Ime a Periat from Tea follow log place regarding the gras Tbopp Era now win bldg the r Way eastward Nom i i Hill to. The Graa shoppers Atwil devastate this Pawl of the state at d have eaten All Tow Wev to Corn Oats so everything else that be been planted Oratai Bare totally Impo Eric Hal great Many Farmer. Erer Jod i Guirron raged at the Prospect ahead. The Crux a lopper constant hatching the Winall. It being the stae of a Small Fly the largest of quite to Inch Long. It is hard to Tell when they will leave. Prof. Reily. The in it Moog tsp rays by i be Middle of Jane the will Hare acquired wings and Fly away either Southw re. Or to the West from where they came last year. Their nun Hern re incredible a Tumer act by bad an 85 acre Fiel j of Corn six inches High and in 12 hours they eaten it entirely up. That is one of numb we instant Roe. They eat everything from a heat to Goat fennel a great Many people Are leaving this Vicinity and numbers a would but Lack tire Means. From l he Virty. Milius of infest this and adjoining Courtie. A Jet hey Are very Small wit Bou wings a a j no general or serious damage Habers done. Garde » Here and there have us up embed to overwhelming no Mowre. They seem to bar particular love Quot or Clover and very Little a escaped the. 1 on 4 Able Timothy Bay shared the woe Fate. The crop of Oata has also 1 eur Daman Al the some extent. The 00rn pm received but Little injury. Banners Are us easy. But by do mean Ducran imaged. Stock to Tel Feria on an out of the insect Clearing to e pasture. Opinion is greatly i Elded Uto Bow he gtd they will disappear or How Noch nor tier damage will ensue from Tefr visit. I be exec Earle cold weather greatly a Jared tier wheat in Tai Section and our or Teri will keenly icel the Gnim Hopeni if of further dam age 19 <k>b6. From toe Grasshopper aeon be form Che ail absorbing topic of conversation in this Section. Never before waa Ucb consternation manifested. Not even a Flen ewings famous 11&Quot was promulgated which order m o. Depopulated this county. No on who Baa not experienced it ran form any Conception of their ravages. In Towny localities in ibis Section the Meadows wheat Oats and Clover Fields which a few Day since presented a Fin appearance today Are a Barren As the travelled Highway. Corn Fields share to same Fate. As fast As the Corn Mokes it premi Ance above the ground it a Cut Down. Farmer have abandoned their work and mock into town to talk Over the matter and consult As to the Best Conree to it sue. Many attempt to destroy them in various ways and. After succeeding la destroying bushels and bushels finely give up in despair Day no that they ran hardly miss them. The lock is absolute starving and in some Ideal ties they Are cutting Down tree for them to ends is on while Many others Are moving to Beni Stock on of the on a try. The extent of this Scourge from the Best information cover an area i about one Hundred and fifty Miles in breadth and thess Hundred in length. From St. Joceph. I give you a Brief statement of fore Grasshopper depredations in ibis sect Voo. My source of information is irom Farmers and other residents. The lines of Tbs raid Ore confined so a District Abo. 50 Milee in Widt. By nearly 290 in length takings. Jose a to it it renter of the line North read South. That is to say 25 Miles West of Here there Are do Grasshoppers and there Are none a yet that distance Esat. Twenty mile North there Are none but they ext aed South nearly to the state line. Lathis mall area of territory they Are not Universal but Are most prolific on the nigh Ianda the nuts toppers generally de esd tint their legs 011 grounds sloping to 3fce Sotl the extreme hot weather we save bad the past week Bas bad the of feel of bats blog them out by million and in places they cover the ground to the depth of half an Inch or More. On their Milrat they Are about the sirs of an Redinsky Grain of wheal Aud within i hours they Allais a Bize sufficient to enable them to Cox hence open Tiou. We arc rom ably Lefor rss that when they commence their line of March their course a due eat and jut thy a arc in straight Linis. Everything Gaea that Coreen in their Way is a aerie do troyed. Boat Oats and Core Tolda and even Meadows Are entirely stripped of her age. Leaving them As Bare As a Loor. To outlands. Of acres a this Settina have Besa stripped clean and if they do not Lake to them Vive wings and Fly away boo Thor will be no trops raised Here. The this notion feel pretty without reason. Mum is it Totor. A More abundant crop of crop of bras Tbopp a gj1n Nuu pc am v f a Jato of Ign us i. ,. They were called on to Turrender bul Chough any of is now hatching out the promised to do to. They kept on pulling away with All their might. The officers fired two amp Hola at them Aud the fir was speedily returned. None of the shot took effect and the thieves escaped in the meantime Roundsman Kennedy and several policeman alarmed at the discharge of firearms rushed to the scene. Haaseth ran into the Cabin of Bis boat but be was r a Trad shortly afterwards As was also his deck hand William Hearn. One of the thieves was secured but in the confusion Welch prevailed he was mistaken for one of the Crew and let go. About 4 Oclock the two desperadoes who escaped in the Rowboat came Back toward the Dock. Officer Kivlen and who was lying in wait pointed his revolver at them and told them to Row Osbore. The men immediately fired at him. And be biased at them to full con it Antn of Bis weapon. Ashe fired Hia last by he observed one of the men Sadd Eniy drop his oars. It is thought that it of of the Bollete struck bit. Of searching the canal Host the Pobre found several Bales of Gray Honnel Worth about $300. A asset Tuten it to be Broghi his vessel on thursday from now York for a Load of Ena Toat at the hour of the thieves i it to was roused by to Barking of i Doc. that when be ran up on deck found two of the men there. Tace a said they a did not injure blk and Only to leave some junk there until Norein. They proceed to pitch the goods on Board w to it the police their labors fhe prisoners were held to await exam not a chief Donovan is on the track of the Pirr Foa col Lee Jordan a Georgia Farmer owns and cultivates 200,000 acres the original Coet of which a $45,00$, he has 800 labourers but is gradually adopting the tenant system. Six overseers superintend the Plont unions which raise irom 1,400 to 2.000 Bales of Cotton As a general Ting Tho eggs Are deposited n Kil sides lying to me South. From what i have observed they remain where by teed about forty Erht boars before Ata hog on the March. They Tianen go m a lady. At vary in sire from one six Teeth to three Eig Ata of a Inch in length. The can not jump More than a Vard und a Xiv of them distance. Taay move slowly p thaing Over a space of 50 to 100 foot in a Day. They Lake Green in their Way even to dog pc Smej. In order bad of May Ridge of the Quan Lutyk 1 give the result of an exp Erime to. I took my hat and swung it in a Circle about a foot from to ground and caught in lev a Piatt of them. They Are not scattered All Orer to country but Are in droves near the Batching places. In approaching wifi not ass it until right Jou it. Tace a persist a going on by and when disturbed jump in that direction. I have not Beard of a drove Shiab Baa travelled Over half l. Mile. Bit Little damage has been Doco to crop a yet. Clover and Hhie grass Bave nut ferry a our wheat nearly 11 Winter killed. That which was not Lias not been disturbed. With but few exc. Pilona our Farmers generally so going an with planting Nome Tew in to Given us it Dos Euraz d. Those who know Tosi tax it i theirs Tahop a or Safiy they am in Anch a Umbria if hey remain until i3r-.roenough to Fly it will Takei very Green thing in the Onu Orrl feed them. , crap Hopper Are Tes sub Jort 01 Envor jul inn in two and country and the Peor Jere worse Thau they have e a been before. To Hen Auu Elza to anal to her a ours on the divorce suit against Brigham the result is unsatisfactory. The Alimony Ord Trad by chief Justice Mckean is denied by chief Justice Lowe of the ground that re it far As the cose Showa Ann Eliza waa or Tell guilty of bigamy when Abe seen through the form of wedding Brig Tutu

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