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ST. PAUL, IltlDAY. MAY 3, 1S78.
AX AVVALLISG CALAMITY.
The most shocking and serious disaster
which ever occurred in the St-ite took place
fit Minneapolis last evening, and is fully re-
coided elsowlvio. Though the blow is rno.'ot
heavily felt locally, it i= in reality a State,
and wo might almost say, a national calam-
ity. ThelobJ of life is, of course, not to Lc
estimated, and the fact that nearly or quite
twenty human bein gs were suddenly ushered
into eternity overshadows all other consider-
ations. The sympathy of every one goes out
to the surviving friends in the hour of theii
Ibc It fa of propei ty is ft blow not only to
Minneapoli s, but to St Paul and to the
State and to the country. Th6 magnificent
"Washburn mills had justly earned a world-
wide reputation. They wo io the Jarge&l
whiob. thi3 country afforded, and had done
rnoio to givo Minneapolis and Minneso ta a
world-wide reputation than any other single
agency. They weie, in fact. immense
that we fear it ill bo difficult to again con
centrato the requisite capital to reproduce
them in a single establishment, especially in
the face of the possible recurrence of such a
calamity as that of last evening.
Though the blow is a terrible one to Min-
neapolis we are sure the enterprising peoplo
of that city will not discouraged. They
are made of sterner stuff, and having demon-
strated their ability to develop an industry at
once the pride of the Slate, and
the wonder of the world, they will not allow
even so tenible a calamity any more
than produce a temporary chocks The tem-
porary gloom cannot be avoided, but as Chi-
cago aio so from her ashes, wonderfully im-
proved, so too, will Minneapolis, thanks to
the wondeiful energy of her people, arise
from this fearful blow, and go forward even
more brilliantly than befoie.
NO YIELDING TO REPUBLICAN BULL
W trust that the Democrats in Congress
will pay no attention whatever to the pro.
positi on made in several Republican papers,
and which will probably be urged on the
floor of the House, to the effect that if the
Democrats order an investigation of the
Presidential election in Florida and Louis-
iana, they shall include in the investigation
the elections in Mississippi, Alabama, and
some northern States. There nev er was the
slightest reason for suspecting anything
wrong in the elections in the States alluded
o. I iB true that when it first became
evident that fraud was to triumph in Florida
and Louisiana, the Bepublicans
made feeble endeavors to create
a belief that the Democrats owed their suc-
oess in certain States to improper practices.
These charges, however, were so thoroughly
transparent that they blinded the eyes of no
one. They were simply noised, abroad with
the purpose of turning a part of the public
interest from the glaring frauds in States
where the elections were in the control of
Bepublicand. The solo intention of those
who are again setting such idle accusations
on foot is of a precisely similar nature, and
it would be the extreme of folly for the
Democrats in Congress to gratify their op-
ponents by yielding an iota to their tricky
O too many occasions since the Demo-
crats have been a majority in the House of
Representatives they havo allowed them-
selves to be bullied into the adopti on of
measures that were manifestly At variance
with the interests of the party as well as of
the country. The bold, energetic and skill'
tul leaders of the Bepublican s, with their
well disciplined and obedient followers, have
more than once driven the Democrats like a
flock of sheep. I the Democrats desire to
establish themselves securely in power, if
they wish to secure the confidence of the
country, they must show that they have eonfi*
dence I themselves. Their past course,
in making concessions to the Bepublicans,
and in giving up positio ns that they had
assumed with an appearance of determina-
tion, has not been such as to attract popul ar
belief in their ability to manage tho affairs
of the natio n. There has been too much of
an air of insincerity, too much of an inclina-
tion to dicker and bargain, in short, too
much faint-hearted, half-way Democracy.
If the Democrats are ev er to take a firm
stand, this is the hour in which it shou ld be
taken. They should go on with
tho investigation and publica-
tion of the abominable villainies
in Louisiana and Florida, and shou ld uncon-
ditionally refuse to have any side issues in-
terfere with the effectiveness of the revelar
tions that will be road.
TllTE LATE JOHN 3TORRISSEY.
John Mori tesey was a political phenome-
non that could only appear on American soil.
Utterly uneducated, wit a most unenviable
reputation as a prize-lighter and a profes-
sional gambler, he yet succeeded in gaining
a place for himse lf in the legislative halls of
he nation as well as those of the State in
/hich he lived. Not only that, but his per-
-onal influence among the populace of the
chief city of America was second to that of
i other man. His influence, moreover, was
not confined to the peop le in humble circum-
tanco or to the vicious class, but was visi-
ble among the intelligent-, the educated, and
well-to-do in the world. For this there was
i reason that is not at all obscure. made
and maintained a reputation for personal
honesty of character that was rarely met
.'.ith among the politicians of his time.
took no bribes, and was concerned in no
legislation that would forward his own
pecuniary interests. For a man of his ant e-
cedents this -was a remaikable circumstance,
especially when we consider the almost
universal venality of politicians daring the
past fifteen years, and particularly for several
years among the politicians of New York
Added this reputation for honesty,
John Mcniscy possessed a naturally kindly
nature, that prompted him to do many good
actions without ostentation. The poor of
New York camo to believe that he was more
sincere in his avowals of sympathy with
them than any other of the municip al politi-
cians. O course was not devoid of dem-
?gogism, but there were many who did not
Lake the trouble to reason that out, and his
name was firmly established as that of the
champion of the laboring men.
Now that he has passed from this world,
v,-o are not disposed to rake up remembrance
of his faults, or to criticise with harshness
the evil life into which he was thrown by tlie
torce of circumstances. The example of
-uch a man is nevertheless one that could
not fail to have seriously unfortunate conse-
quences, inasmuch as it presented to the
gaze of men the spectacle of one who per-
sistently violated the lav/ attaining a high
position of public authority and influence.
It was a standing lesson that vice can triumph
this world, if it will yield so far to public
piojadico as to cover itself with a veil of
Lfiterosity and sympathy for the cares and
^oirows of others. W hope that the day is
iar distant when another John Morriaey will
Sourish I America.
THE PATHFINDER I N DISTRESS.
'ten. Fremont and Ills Family Reported to
be Snffarttig the Deprivation of Stringent
PovertyThe Former Candidate for the
J'maMncy Seehiny a, Government Ap
FNew York World.
The most positive statements aro made to
the effect that Gen John Frement, who,
with his wife and son Fran k, has been for
months in straitened circumstances, has
ba en in actual personal suffering, through
destitution and laok of food. This is prob
ably in exaggeration, although since the sale
of Gen. Fremont's library, some months ago
by the shenff, it is true that he has been
without income, and has sought employment
in vara, lie has been in Y/ashington fre
quently, and a dispatch from that city re
ceived to-night says that Speak er Bandall
saw him to-day, though it was impossible to
find his quarters. For the past two years
Ge n. Fremont has lived at Kb 92 4 Madison
avenue. One of his neai est neighbors, Gen.
James Grant "Wilson, a distinguished cavalry
officer duri ng the war, told a reporter what
he knew of Gen. Fremont's late life.
'Ten or twelve years ago," said this iii'
mate friend. "Gen. Fremont was suppos ed
to be a millionaire. His family then lived at
the fine villa formerly owned "by Gen. "Webb,
on the Hudson, between Tarryto wn and Sing
Sing. They had also a fine city residence
on Ninth street. A the country villa the
family received th first society, not of New
York only, but of the nation, as the general's
notoriety of having bc on the most success
ful candidate for th a Presidency in 185 6
mado him a conspicuous character in social
life, if not politics. Besides Mrs. Fremont,
as is well-known, is a high ly accomplished
lady, and was always most chaiming in the
social oircle. For the last five or six years
Ge n. Fremont's resources have rapidly de
clined, and two years ago he was obliged to
give up both his city residence and his villa
on the Hudson. With what remained of the
furniture in th country residence a house
on Madison avenue, near Seventy-fourth
street, was fitted up, and there the family re
sided until about two months ago I was
in the latter part of December, or the early
part of January, that the sheriff entered the
house and hung out the red flag, the sign
that the household goods were to be sold out
at auction. "Well as Gen. Fremont's friends
and neighbors knew that he was in a strait^
ened circumstances, we never dream ed that
Le was so utterly wrecked. A natural pride
caused the members of the family to keep
their troubles to themselves, and when
aotually out of house and home, Mrs. Fre
mont, Mi ss Fremont, and Frank accepted in
vitations from friends to go and visit them,
and remain as long as they chose. Gen.
Fremont suddenly disappeaied from the city.
Some thought it was on account of his lack
of courage to faco old friends after th
humiliation of being sold out under the
sheriff's hammer, while others said he had
been obliged to leave to escape a warrant for
his arrest, when, if it had been served, would
have resulted in his being taken into the
sherif fs custody. A the sale which took
place all the furniture, all the pictures, book s,
and even the family portraits were sold,
with the bare exception of a large oil portrait
of Mrs Fremont and a marble bust of her
father, Col Benton. These were saved
through the kindness of some friends, who
bid them in thus preventi ng their being sold
to strangers for almost nothing. I heard abo ut
three weeks ago that a gentleman had called
on Mr. Thurlow Weed and asked for assist
ance in rescuing Gen. Fremont, who was in
New Jersey very destitute. I was said that
he had been without fo od for two or three
days. I understand that some gentlemen
put togeth er and got him some kind of an
appointment which would enable him to earn
a living at least. His family consists of his
wife, two sons, and a daughter. The eldest
Bon is in th navy, and the other, Frank,
being sickly, has never entered any kind of
"Has Gen. Fremont," asked the writer,
'been doing anything from which he cou ld
derive an income duri ng the past two"
"He has been engaged with some kind of
a nickel-plating ^firm, but what firm it is or
to what extent he was interested, I do not
Mr s. John Townsend, whose family has
been on very intimate terms with the Fre -to
monts for several years, said the starvation
story was untrue, and Gen. and Mrs. Fre
mont, she added, had spent the winter at
Staten Island. Gen. Fremont is now in
Washington doing eh did not know what.
Mrs. Fremont had spent Sunday with her
and was going on to join her husband at
Washington. While they were very much
reduced in circumstances, the Fremonts, she
said, were not in actual want.
One of the Very Heat.
[Estherville, la., Northern Vindicator.]
The St Paul GLOBE is one of the very best
daily papers a receive, and it comes to us
at least two days abe o4 of on own State
DEFECTIVE PAG E
THE MORRIS FRACAS.
The Outrageous Assanlt, "Verbally and Vio
lently Upon E*-Senator Archibald and
Aid. MoCorthy-DatallS of the Affairs.
Considerable publicity to an unfortunate
occurrence happening at Morris, Stevens coun
ty, in which Hon. John M. Archibald, of Dun
das, Aid. McCarthy, of this city, and John
Becker, foreman of Hon George Beeker's
farm, near that place, wero the prominent ac
tors, has alreadirbeen given.
Yesterday a GLO BE reporter ohanced to meet
Alderman McCarthy, who had just returned to
the city, and in conversation with him in refer
ence to th affair, soon became satis
fied that the acconnts given
did himself and Mr. Archibald great injus
tice in not giving a true story of the matter.
The alderman's account, which is verified by
other and perfectly reliable authority, is sub
stantially as follows:
On Saturday last Senator Archibald and my
self met at Morris. That same afternoon, Mr.
John Becker came in from his farm, and meet
ing me, we had a talk about his farming opera
tions, and especially about the sacces he was
meeting with in tree planting. Daring the
conversation he invited me to go out with him
and see his trees, but I excused myself
for that afternoon, remarking that perhaps
I might come out the next day. The next day,
in company with Senator Archibald, Mr. Gal
vin, section railroad boss, and my brother, an
old man of 60 years, we started for Mr. Beck
er's place with Mr. Galvin's team. Beaching
the farm, we saw an opening in the fence lead
i ng to a strip of nnplowed land between a
breaking and the yonng trees, along which was
a wagon track. We drove into tha field by this
track, and after spending some time in looking
about drove up in front of Mr. Becker's house.
Mr. Becker met us at the fence, and addressing
Mr. Archibald asked what brought him there.
Arohibald answered. "At the invitation of Mr.
MoCarthy, to see his place." Becker then
asked Archibald why ho had driven
over his field without permission, to
which reply was made that he had not diiveu
over the fields, having kept, while on his land,
in the track previously made.
Thereupon, Mr. Becker called Mr. Archibald
a liar, and, warming with excitement and
rage, proceeded to address Mr. Archibald with
the most opprobrious epithets formed by the
English language, and altogether too foul for a
place in the GLOBE. Mr. Galvin and myself
both sought to quiet Mr. Becker and explain
the situation, bat ho would hear to nothing,
the only result being that the stream of abuse
was turned from Mr. Archibald, personally,
upon the whole party.
Finally seeing that Mr. Becker was past be
ing reasoned with, the party got into their
wugon and drove back to Morris, confidently
expeoting that Mr. Becker, as soon as he got
oooled down, would search them out and apolo
gize for his extraordinary conduct. Bare
enough, Mr. Becker did visit Morris Monday
morning, but instead of seeking them out to
tender an apology, he visited a Justice for the
pnrpso of getting out a warrant for their arrest.
The justico refused to issue- tho
warrant except upon a regular
complaint. Mr. Becker then went
to an attorney to get a complaint drawn up
but that person, after hearing Becker's story,
advised him that he could not make a com
About this time, Mr. Archibald and myself
wore sitting in front of the post office, talking,
\"hen Becker came along and passed by us on
the walk, grasping an open knife in his hand.
Going past a little way Becker turned and
talked back, stamping heavily on the walk,
evidently to attract attention. Seeing this. I
said to Arohibald: "That man wants to make
trouble let's go away." With that wa went,
and got a couple of cigars and then walked
down to tho depot, where he was expecting a
telegram. Soon after we got there Beoker
drove up and we spoke to him telling bi
that it was useless to get out a warrant to se
cure any damage he thought we had done him,
and if we had injured him we were ready to
pay at the rate of a dollar for every ten cents
of damage. Becker said they had done him no
damage, but he had rather have given $25 than
to have had them fpllow his track, as it would
make him trouble in keeping others out,
and any way ho did not
want any snob State Senators driving over hiB
place. -I said to him, "this didn't justify you
in using such language as you did to us yester-
day." When Becker said he didn't take back
a word he then said, and immediately com
menced repeating the language, at the 6ame
time throwing down his lines and jumping
from the wagon toward where we stood. Well,
about that time be ran against something, aa
soon after he sat cfawn very suddenly, and
tried enough, at the same time begging pardon
Such is a brief outline of Alderman McCar
thy's account of the unfortunate affair, with
the peauliarly offensive epithets used by Mr.
Beoker omitted. A said above, tho tiuthf ul
ness'is vouched for by the most undisputed au
thority. A more aggravated offence it is hard
to imagine and the punishment administered
Beenis to have been "th right thing in the
right place." EMBELLISHING THE CITY.
Another Meeting of the Society Last Night.
The City Embellishment Association met at
the Chamber of Commerce last evening.
There were ten members present. The minutes
of last meeting were read. Afterwards the
executive committee made a report that the
bluff at the end of Washington street could be,
with little expense, made a beautiful spot.
The slope towards th river being graded, it
could be terraced,, sodded, flower beds made,
shade trees planted, and seats placed.
The terminus of Market street the commit
tee found too abrupt for improvement, the
same also they reported of Cedar street,
but between Washington and Market, at the
junction of Third and Ki ll streets
there is some ground partly belonging to the
publio and partly to private persons, which can
be handsomely improved with trees, grass
plats and terraces. From this point magnifi
cent views are obtainable for many miles down
river. The committee also reported that a IOW
of trees can be planted along the sidewalk on
the bluff from Hill street to the mill and ele
vator. Th committee reported that tho work
could be done by the tramps. The committee
recommended the work to be done.
The report wa8 the subject of a conversation
al discussion the members present being of the
opinion that the work should be done without
asking the city to bear the expense.
Mr. Willius moved that the executive com
mittee make the improvementrecomnjended at
the end of Washington street at an expense not
Mr. McClung opposed the motion.
thought the whole ieport of the committee
should be adopted and the oity council asked
to carry out the inn, rovemente.
Major Beeht thought the association should
do this little work to show the people that they
Dr. Simonton 6poke in favor of Mr. Willius's
Mr. McClung said it would be necessary un
der any circumstances to get the permission of
the council, and he thought it best to adopt the
committee's report and something would be
dono worth speaking about.
Mr. Beoht's motion was put and cairicd.
Mr. Willius then moved that the association
find out vacant property in the oity and pro
pose to the owners to fence such property and
release it from all taxes, such property to be
improved and trees planted and used as public
The motion was carried.
A letter from Dr. Dana, complying with the
request of the association to deliver an ap
propriate lecture before the association, was
Major Beeht reported eighteen new members,
making a total membership of 34.
wo bills for $1.00 and S2.80 were ordered
The report of the executive committee was
Mr. McClung stated that Mr. Chute and other
property owners on Wabashaw hill were willing
build a platform on the hill and place seats
there for the public accommodation.
After some further conversation and the
reading of an abstract from a paper on oity em
bellishments by the secretary, the meeting ad
journed till Thursday next.
Visit of Railroad Officials.
M. Hughitt, general manager C. C. Wheeler,
assistant general superintendent C. Wicker,
general freight agent of the Chicago So North
western railway, arrived yesterday morning by
the Chicago, St. Pa ul & Minneapolis railway,
and left, in the atternoon, by the Sionx City
railroad, for Sioux City.
W. Ferry, president, and E W. Winter,
superintendent of the Chicago, St Pa ul &
Minneapolis railway, were 4n~ to wn yesterday,
and returned to Hndo in the afternoon. It
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBll, FRIDAY^ MORNING, MAY 3, 18T8.
is announced that tho old officers of the West
Wisconsin railway ate all retained in their
positions in the rrorganized company.
United States District Court.
[Before Judge Nelson.]
Voluntary petition of Elam Greeley, of Still
water, filed. Liabilities^ nnsecored, $22,261.-
76 assets nominal.
Voluntary petition Fred. A*-Kennard, of
St. Paul, filed. Liabilities ansecuied, $6,027.-
oi assets nominaL
[Before the full Bench.!
No. 81. I the matter of the information of
Andrew Wilson, relator, vs^JohnW. Arctander,
Ordered that the clerk issue subpoenas to com
pel the attendance of witnesses to testify be
fore the referee heretofore appointed.
No. 82. I the matter of the information of
A. Nordin, relator, vs. John W. Arctander.
No. 83. I the matter of the information of
Johan A. J. Boaista, relator, vs Jo hn W. Arc
tander. Same order.
No. 84. The State of Minnesota, relator, vs.
Henry Sibley al, respondentsthe State
Historical society case. GeorgeB. Young, Esq.,
of St. Paul, was appointed referee to take tes
timony on three days' notice by either party.
No. 19. Anton Drymala, respondent, vs.*
Horace Thompson, Edmund Rice and John S.
Kennedy, trustees, etc., appellants. Submit
ted and taken under advisement.
No. 85. Albert Scheffer, George Finch
and Charles N. Nelson, as executors of the last
will of Charles Scheffer, deceased, appellants',
vs. David Tozier and Albert Tozier, copartners
as & A. Tozier, respondent*. Motion to
strike the copy of settled case from the files
denied, and the cause was argued and taken
The court adjourned to 9:30 A. a to-day,
SET TOE HEABETG TO-DAT.
No. 9. Lorenzo Allis, administrator of the
estate of William Coffin, deceased, appellant,
vs. John Nininger, retpopdent, judgment from
ltamacy county. Allis & Alli S. Pierce.
No. 67. Ame Garvin, appellant, vs. Thomas
Murphy and Bridget Murphy, respondents, or
der from Ramsey county, OTJrien Ellr M.
IBefore Judge Brill.]
The State of Wisconsin vs. L. E Torinns,
al. demurrer from Washington county. Or
dered that the demurrer be overruled, with
leave to the defendants to answer within ten
days after service of tho order.
TBefore Judge Wilkin.]
No 9,305. Samuel Lord vs. Alexander
Ponartb. Defendant entitled to judgment,
with costs and disbursements in the action.
IBefore Judge O'Gorman. 1
Efatate of John Wallace. Last will and testa
ment filed order made for hearing proof6 of
will June 5,"lS78, at 10 A. M.
Before Judge Flint.]
Daniel Church, by Theodore E Parker, his
nexb friend, vs W. A. Faddis action for
money had and received. Motion by defend
ant for a new trial argued, and motion granted,
with leave to both parties to amend the plead
J. N Burch, accused of keeping his saloon
open on Sunday, had his case continued until
Charles Harnisch, assault and battery. Se
for trial on Monday, at 2 p. M.
Edmund Dorherty, the alleged Merchants
hotel thief, was held to await the action of the
next grand jury, and, in defablt of S-500 bail,
Cheerful Crop Reports from Wisconsin
Sentence of Two Burglars.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MADISON, Wis., May 2.From General George
E. Bryant, secretary of the agricultural society,,
who has been to a great deal of labor and pains
in ascertaining the condition of crops in Wis
consin, I learn iliat the prospectB for abundant
crops at the present time were never better.
The average' of wheat is about 80 per cent,
more in the State than ever before, and from
careful estimates the yield will more than
equal any previous year, The weather has been
very wet throughout the State, but as yet it
has not injured ths wheat. There has been
consideiable corn already planted, but wet
weather has delayed farmers in this eection from
planting. Should the season prove prosperous,
Wisconsin will gather in an abundant harvest
of all kinds of grain.
James Wilson and James Allen, two bur
glars, were to-day sentenced by Judge Stewart
to three years in the .penitentiary.
AIX AROUND THE CLOBE.
Specie in the Bank, of France increased 12,-
300,000 francs last week.
Application has been made for a receiver for
the Ne York Evening Mail.
The steamship Scythia from New York for
Liverpool took out $109,000 in gold yesterday.
The British consul at Portland has gone to
Southwest harbor to watch the movement of
the steamer Cimbria.
I view of tho recent disturbances in Mon
treal the Canadian government has taken meae
ures to prevent the carrying of arms.
The main building and office of the Albion
lead works at Dighton, Mass., was burned this
morning. Loss |l5O,000 insured for $80,000.
I Atlanta, Ga., last night, a man named
Codsigney finished a walk of 500 miles in 500
consecutive hours. made the last mile in
The vestry of Trinity ohach, New York, have
selected Rev. Dr. Koven of the University
of Racine, Wis., as successor to the late Dr.
Oglesby as assistant minister.
The body of an infant about a week old was
found yesterday morning in the 6tove of a bag
gage car on a Lake Shore train which reached
Buffalo on Tuesday. N trace of the perpe
trator of tho crime is yet discovered.
From clues obtained on two men Thomas E
Rice and Barney Hoffman, arrested in Sa
Francisco for passping counterfeit half-dollars,
the U. S. detective discovered the counterfeit
ers' workshop, and seized a large quantity of
false coin, die3, &c.
The Gre at Lancashire Strike.
IJOSUGS, May 2.A telegram from Blackburn
says: The lockout contemplated by the mas
ters will embrace the main artery, seventy
miles long, from Ulvcrston to Colne, with
branches far and wide. Th strike is mostly
ended at Church and Accrington, but elsewhere
the spirit is becoming more and more uncom
promising. Th masters declare that they have
gained to the extent of ten per cent, by clear
i ng off their surplus stocks at better prices
than could have been obtained if the mills had
been running. From two to three thousand
weavers metatDarwen Wednesday and re
affirmed that they would only accept reduced
wages if coupled with a reduction in time, and
would not even communicate with the masters
at present. A disturbance occurred at Burnley
last night. The operatives of one mill who ac
cepted the reduction, were hooted an'd pelted.
The Blackburn operative spinners adjourned
the question of again seeing the masters fo i a
week. All the operatives, although complain
i ng of hunger, seem to be perfectly firm. They
regard the intended lookout as a God-send,
because it will bring on the crisis quickly.
Urging the Klmmel Bill.
WASHINGTON, May 2.During last night's
session of the House of Representatives, Mr.
Lockwood advocated the passage of the Ki m*
mel bill, to investigate the late Presidential
election, based upon the Blair resolution.
could not subscribe to the policy of some
Democrats, that it were better to let the mat
ter stand as it was, and said that if Congress
failed to investigate it would become a party
to the fraud. This is the first speech delivered
on the subject.
The Great Show.
now in the city.
dr*- ~*f" #**"%& fcfj
Debate fto ttie Senate the Bepeal of the
Resumption ActPersonal Controversy
Between Mr. Conger and 3ffr. Atkins
The Fraud Investigation Likely to be
Ordered on MondayA New Consider
ation of tbo Venznelan Claim*.
WASHIKGTOS, Ma 2.Senator Thnrman,
from the committee on judioiary reported back
the bill to repeal the bankrupt law with an
amendment perfecting the clause in regard to
rights not to be affected by the repeal lav/, and
-retaining the amendment adopted ytstCrday,
providing that tho repeal of the law shall take
effect January 1, 1879. Ordered that the
amendment be printed, and the bill be laid
over until to-morrow.
The amendment to the bill as reported by
the committee provides that the repeal of the
law shall nob affect pending casei and all fu
ture proceedings therein, and in fe^Oect of al!
fines, penalties and forfeitures which shall have
been incurred under any of said acts prior
the day when this act takes effect, or which
may thereafter be incurred under any of said
acts prior to the day when this act takes effect,
or which may bo thereafter incurred under any
of those provisions of any of said acts
which for the purposes named in
the act, aro kept in force,
and all penal actions and criminal proceedings
for violation of any of said net, whether then
pending or thereafter instituted, and in respect
of all rights of debtois or creditors, except the
right commencing original proceedings in
bankruptcy, and all rights of suits by or
against assignees under any or all said acts in
any matter or case which shal have arisen prior
to the day when the act takes effect, which
shall be on the first day of January, 1879, or in
any matter or case which shall arise after this
act takes effect in respect of any matter of
bankruptcy authorized by this act to be pro
ceeded with after said last named day.
Senotor Conkhng from the committee on
commerce, reported adversely the House bill to
provide for vessels of the United States hailing
from places where they are owned and built,
and it was indefinitely postponed.
Senators Ferry, Paddock and Sanlsbury were
appointed members of the conference commit
tee on the part of the Senate on the bul to
regulate advertising of mail lottitg.
Senator Plumb, from the committee pub
lic lands, reported with amendments Senate
bill to provide additional regulations for home
stead and pie-emption entries on puhli6 land.
Placed on the calendar.
Senator Ferry oalled up House bill to repeal
the specie resumption act, and read a lengthy
araument explaining the amendments reported
by tho committee on finance. referred to
the fact that United States notes and gold were
nearly equal to-day, and argued that this was
hastened by the passage of the act to restore
standard silver dollars. Alluding to the pas
sage of tho act of January 14, 1875, tp resume
specie payment, he said he joined in it aa a
compromise measure reluotantly. After ex
plaining the amendments reported by the com
mittee on finance, he eaid if the bill t-hould be
agreed to as amended, it would give the coun
try a volume of currency of 990 million dol
lars. argued that the bill would restoro
commercial confidence. I would result in our
owu people holding the national debt instead of
foreigners. Tho recent sale of fifty millions
in bonds by the secretary of the treasury, was
an assurance of this, and an evidence
of the advancement of public credit.
The government, should now turn its
attention to upholding its credit with its own
people. next referred to the coin required
by tho government, and said no ear3 need be
apprehended that the government would have
abroad to seek com to meet its require-
PABI S, May 2.No accident is reported yes
terday, although it is estimated that 500,000
persons visited the Champs Hare and Tro
cader. is known that f00,000 foreigners are crimination by common carriers, and insisting
to. raents. The necessity for denying Uni&ad States
notes their rightful place in the circulation of
the country had departed. believed green
backs and coin would bo at par before the first
of July next, and referred to announcements
daily by business firms and banking associa
tions that they had resamed specie payment.
Referring to Wall street, ho said all knowledge
on finance did not dwell solely with the wise
men of Gotham. Ne York city, which had
been so clamorous for specie resumption, now
seem to be the last to respond. I conclusion,
he argued that the passage of this bill would
be to settle our finances upon Buch a basis as
would relegate on financial difficulties from
the halls of Congrpes to the marts of com
Senator Yoorhees then took the floor and read
a lengthy argument In favor of repealing the
specie resumption act. The..amount of hum an
misery, wretchedness and vico which th law
had caused, could not be estimated. I had
overthrown property values simply beyond*the
power of language to describe. Te thousand
million dollars v. orth of property have been
absolutely confiscated. argued that the
American people had been educated on the
subject of finance during the past five years
undei such ciicamstances as breed revolution,
unless they were met by measures of relief.
The greenback dollar, on account of the confi
dence the people had it, had forced itself
upon an equality with gold. referred to the
gold room in Ne York as a mob of gamblers,
end argued that the government could
not redeem fifty million dol
lars with gold within a week's
notice from to-day. The notes of the govern
ment had advanced to an equality with gold,
because the people had forced the government
to treat its own notes with respect. There
never was the slightest reason why paper
money in this country should have become de
preciated. favored the adoption of
an amendment compelling the secre
tary of the treasuij.' to receive United
StateB notes for duties on imports, not after I
are resumed these mortgages must
paid coin. I was the du ty of the Amer
ican Congress to BO legislate as to secure the
farmer his home, and to the industrious me
chanic living wages. Th toiling millions
who arose in the morning before light and
worked until after dark, were constantly being
lectured on economy by dwellers in palaces, by
masters hired attendants. Th poor were
to give up luxuries which they had not
in order thitt the rich might have
more. Far be it from him to incite
people, but he would at all times vindicate
them against the aspersions of those who first
oppressed and then denounced them. re
ferred to communism, and said it was the ad Evening
vocates of those who favored the resumption of
specie payments who fostered the spirit of
communism. I conclusion he argued that the
repeal of the specie resumption law would
bring light and hope many darkened homes.
It would cut the ligatures of contraction.^ Ac
tivity and prosperity would revive. Nothing
since peace was declared at Appoto
max, thirteen years ago, would be
hailed with such shouts of gladness. Popular
relief would increase popular tranquility, and
turbulence in the labor regions would cease.
Senator Goidon then took the floor with the
understanding that he would speak on Monday
next, and further consideration of the bill was
postponed till that time.
Senator Marcy, from the committee on post
offices and post roads, reported an amendment
to be proposed to the post office appropriation
bill, authorizing a semi-monthly mail steam
ship service between the United States and
Senator Saunders moved to reconsider the
vote by which the joint resolution to provide
for the appointment of eighteen additional
commissioners to the Paris exposition was in
definitely postponed several days ago.
The motion led to a lengthy debate. I was
finally rejectedyeas. 14 nay3, 34.
Senator Cockrell submitted resolution in
structing the committee on rules of the Sen
ate to prepare and report to the Senate a rule
from considering any bill, resolution or peti
tion for the extension of anv patent. Ordered
printed and to lie on the table.
Senator Dawes, from the committee on pub
lio buildings and grounds, reported, with an
amendment, the House joint resolution to en
able the joint commission to carry into effect
the act of Congress providing for the comple
tion of the Washington monument. Placed on
After executive session the Senate adjourned
House of Revresentativea.
WASHINGTON, May 2.Mr. Reagan, rising to
a question of privilege, sent to the clerk's desk
an article charging him with acting in bad
faith with regard to the bill preventing dis
that he had been bought over by tho corpora*
trorau denied that his ardor in support of
tho bill had cooled. The reason, he had not re
ported the biH when the committee on
commerce had been called, was be
cause he had been instructed to" report some
minor bills, so as to make the way clear for the
freight discrimination bill. Every fact in re
lation to has action showed that he had earnest
ly exerted himself to secure the passage of the
bilL There was not a statement in the article j^f
that was not utterly false and without a
shadow of foundation.
Mr. Hcndec, from the committee of the Dis
trict of Columbia, reported back the bill for a
permanent form of government for th Dis
trict. Referred to the committee of the hole.
Mr. Boberts, from the committee on com
merce, reported a bill fixing the salaries of
naval officers at Baltimore and Ne Orleans at
the same rate as those received by- similar offi
cers at Boston, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
Also, the bill reoriianusing the life saving
service. Referred to the committee of the
whole, and made the speciil order for May 9th-
Mr. Bunnell, from the same committee,
reported a bill pewnitting Canadian vesel^
to render aid to other Canadian vessels
wrecked in the waters of the United States.
Mr. Beagan, frm the same committee, re
ported a bill granting the Tight of \\a% through
public lands to the Barataria canal company, to
construct a canal from New Orleans to ths (inlf
of Mexico. Passed.
Also, a bill to regulate inter-State comraerc
and prohibit unjust discrimination by OOIDBIO-.
Mr. Eegean explained that the object of the
bill was to prevent discrimination on charges
for freight by railroads, so that no greater rate^
should be charged to one shipper than to an
other. Corporations were also torbidden from
entering into combinations for the purposes of
discriminating against persons or places. Th
only other material provision was that the}
shonld not charge more for shorten distances
than for longer distances on the same line i*
The morniDg hour expired and the till went
over without action.
The House went into committee of tho hole
Mr. Eden in the chair, on the legislative appro-
S!VanS offered an amendment prohibiting ^publican this year
This floor was not the place to settle matterd'of
a personal nature. did not intend to in
dulge in personal matters, but desired to pri~
ceed with business, without fvlig withou'*
anger, and without passion.
After further discussion by Messrs. Keifcr,
Lathrop and Wait, in favor of the amendment,
and Mr. Durham against it, the .TEe^drasj.*
When the sections in regard to snrvej ors gen
eral were reached, Mr. Wigginton offered an
amendment declaring that on and aftei- July 1.
1879, the offices of servejor general 6h-i!i l-.
abolished, and the archive-sof the offices turnui
over to the governments of tho several State-,
and that all further necessary survejs shall b**
made by competent engineers to be employe
by the commissioner of the general land office
*Mr. Paige made a point of order that the
amendment changed an existing IHW, and could
not be received.
The chair sustained tho point of orde*". and
the amendment n.u not received.
Mr. Mills, in discussing an amendment i-i
regard to the number of clerks in the postotfice
department, said his idea of eeonomj was to
relieve the people of taxation by statesman
ship. The leaders of the Democratic party ha
never yet found means to relieve the people,
but only cut down the machmeiy of govcrr*
ment and gave the savings to the Paris expos
tion or Philadelphia show.
After disposing of ten pages of the bill, the
committee rose and the House took a rec^n
until 7.30 Y. v. Th evening sersion was for
lira. Hayes also a "Fraud."
IN. Y. Evening Telegram.]
WASHINGTON, April 27.The Mrs. Rutherford
B. Hayes temperance eoeirty last evening
adopted the following:
the first of October next, but immediately. 1 Hayes that she would not'allow wine to be used
lhat would at once equalize our currency.
Whorras, This association w-as formed and
med in honor of the declaration of Mrs. R. B.
a State dinners and,
resume specie payment on the first of January Wherw*, On the occasion of a banquet gi-e
ne-st made certain a dark, peril
ous and unhappy future. Th farmers
had mortgaged their property, au if specie
at the Union League club, Philadelphia, Mit,
Haye8sai d: I do not use wine or liquor ua\-
self, nor in my family, but I have no though*
of shunning those who think and act differentlj.
It is a mistake to think that I should want to
be so dictatorial. I want people to enjoy them
selves in the manner that is most pleading to
Whenan, She countenanced the use of claret
punch at dinner on board the excursion steamer
on the Delaware river therefore, be it
fie&oliFCl, That this pociety discards the-name
of Mrs. R. Hayes, and pronounce her ar
complete a "fraud" as her husband.
Horrors of the Chinese Famine.
NEW YORE, May 2.A correBpondent of the
Post, writing from Tokio under date
of April 5th, sends the following: The famine
in the north of China rages with increasing ear
verity and most dreadtul reports come from
the afflicted regions. I one town a man
opened a shop for the sale of human flesh and
did a good business in connibalistic joints and
roaBts until the local mandarin caused the shop
keeper to be arrested apd beheaded.
Tom Scott Bulldozing Congress.
HAKRISTO 0, May 2.The House of Repre
sentatives, this morning, adopted a resolution
calling 011 the Senators and Representatives in
Congress to devise moans for aiding and en
couraging the immediate building of the Texus
Pacific and the Southern PaoiSe railroads, that
a portion of the surplus labor of the count!
ay be employed.
Had Seme of the Fork.
whicfi shall relieve the eommittee on patents ment from members of the jury who had had
A morning contemporary printed a mass of
alleged interviews with members of Congress
for the purpose, as stated, of overcoming the
impression that would be made by the revela
tions of the Florida frauds. We do not remen
ber, in the well-known case of the man who
stole the hog, that an attempt was made to
counteract the imoression caused b}' the con -scribe
fession of the culprit, by producidg a state-
some of the pork, to the effect that they d"l
not intend to convict the prisoner.
A Republican Grolvt.
If the President had worked half as haid to
please the Republicans as be has to "conciliate"
the Democrats, he would not now find his party
friends conveited into enemies and hienemi es
into friends. I is the worbt case of party
transposition we remember to have ever Been.
Stir Un the "Back Countie#.-'
St Paul has decided to support Stewart
Minneapolis has likewise decided to support
the commissioner of pensions from dropping counties to be heard from.
pensioners from the rolls on ex-paric statements 1 Some clergymen i \*ev, W ar stud
taken by special agents. ThaE Wrtf
Mr. Vance moved to restore the salary of ex- 1
aminers in the patent office to the amouut no*
provided by law. Adopted74 to 70.
Mr. Lathrop moved to increase from coO.OOJ
to 75,000 the appropriations for contingent cv
penses of the patent office,
Mr. Atkins opposed the amendment and ap
pealed to his friends on the Democratic side,
who claimed to be the partv of economy, to de
feat these amendments, which would swell ap
propriations to immense proportions. Fvei}
man would haue to stand on his o\\ record OP
such questions, but he was scrry tf see gentle
men on the Democratic side voting for even
increase of expenditures. 1
Mr. Conger 6aid he had heard the genilcmin
from Tennessee (Mr. Atkins) state many timet, 1
that he had come to a conclusion in regard to
the business of the House, therefore, oth
man must say a word.
Mr. AtkinsThat allusion is altogether un
worthy of the gentleman. If he intends
say that I have assumed any such dictation OT
thi6 floor, I will submit to any such assertion
on his part without refuting it on the spot.
Mr. CongerLet th gentleman re^t. The
gentleman has turned against his party friend?,
and against Republicans here, in a speech nn
worthy of the chairman of the appropriation
committee, because they have seen fit to intro
dnce amendments. I
Mr. Atkins Baid if he had uttered one unkind
word, he was not aware of it did not
think there was a gentleman who would accutp,'
him of doing BO, unless it weTe the gentleman
from Michigan (Mr. Congei.) That gentle- 1
man's remaiks had been veiy pergonal, and i
was in the warmth of his (Mr. Atkins) re
marks, that he had used the expression!, he har1
The exhibit^?* *S the Paris sho-.v number
Parson Newman diaws w?H_ in h.s 5CA TOTS:
Priace Arthur, of England, sarry z.
daughter of the Bed Prince, of Prussu
John Taylor, the Mormon boss, pouchec ncarlv
a niion dollars in tithes annually.
Madame MaJ5ah3u W4-. thi pjr*o:i liv, r^
proposed an exposition in Paris this 3 car.
Holding the fort when supplies run short l^a-
tiresome business.. Hsyci shonld luuo I*.-
The Kew York Nation is dead. It disease
was chronic infallibility combined with aggra.
There is a Chinaman eight feet and four
inches high in Paris. I might not be safo
go for that heathen Chinee.
Republican conventions this jear will iio^
'point with pride," etcetera, to the national
Edaiiristration-no, not much.
The success of the British department ox the
Paris exhibition is greatly due to the energrtic
interest taken by the Prince of Wak-.
As there were six feet of snow in some viaces
in the Black Hills last week, we would sugs^:-'.
that the name be changed to Pieba'd Hiii*.
It is proposed, says the Fond a La Cc
moiVKaltk, to alter the name of Hymen*
ohurch to the church of the Great Tran^gTSi
The Parisian authorities intend to lot':
jail during the whole time of tli8 exhibition
every pickpocket and thief kiwwu th
The Begum of Bhopaul, rlio ha- uficred bi
entire army to fight against the IW-aian-, iel
in love with the Piinee of Wale- wl-eu
After an excited canvass o 1'i.r.self, Gti
Banks has decided that he is a blood sh:i
Bat t^rs ^re
he hid a rest.
Now tie those "cats" by their
E\-(toveinoi Index N-f.yer fraudulent mui
idter to l'lance, who has be'n stivhui" IViHi
with the assistance i '''''1 c'"i~?
opinio" thd* although *ot H'JL".
and picturesque water, he cuuuoi. 11
startling int*fct f Mrr'n'. Il'
Crime."' more to run a dummy tb
1 I i 1 i
receive as much as 52,000 or 2 5W veddi
fees annually. The fees are asua'if "onsid^rcd
the perquisi'es of the ppstci's Ii."
Biugle admissions to P"r cx'#"".t'.-"
co-t one franc 2 cents*, htasun ticL^i-j
100 francs f-220). IStascn li-^kot* m*i 1 r_-
the holder's phstograji'i on th ij
Kansas will send a statue Joli'i L'to/it
occupy oi.e u\ th? tv~o piae-^ i WHII'
State is entitled tl'eco
capital. Still rr-ri.'hlnt.o' i*i'"=
lect n' "t iti.-.n'
The British governmen* can 1 i
est mterfetencc with the fnrcc- rn
look after the frontier posts.
Ind'-i nioie thin ten thou-1111 JC 2 Lv.-*
equippedi best organized, a^d v.v _t ^\iva' V*
light cavalrv in the world, witho'i* -1
a Baltimore a man has been c^nt
for two years for trying to vole illegally. }Ii
Hayes would have made hit", a teuton
judyc, or havo written toPira'e S iir-iutl:.'
he was reliably lafnmed that them -a ou'd
make a "capital treasury sjent
The colored vatermg-plasc a,te-_ in th
East are on their ears Lee*use the ho'.e'-kecpcr*.
propose to pay them tv^crty oo^drst month
during the coming seasor. msu-d l"-c*ity-
hve, which they paid li-ujfi'. Nor,J t-h'd
irum heel ob de tyrcb
rl ''11 nc
1 u= MI
Some teltgraph opiates Virginia, Cit,
learned the ks to Senator Sharon's cipher di
patcher, and have been profiting by tho mfor
mation contamed therem. Shaiou tiunLs that
if there be no LeIL he -"-III erder L. spe is one
to be made for those opeiatois as soon as the
urlimitcd coinige of sihe-t money is ordered
Dummy engines have 1 eei' piononnced 0
failure in Philadelphia, when u^a for tlie pur
pone of propelling street CTTH. Thc't eXt^ssiT
weight wore out the tnuks, the dipagrocabiu
odoi from the steam and annoyed the pa6-
sengerp, and in addition it ea-t
?u ordira'}' li"rs*
There is still a man, and he can be fco.a in
the Eoemng Wisosmn office in Milw.iukco, vho
can sit down and write without'nvmq hi*
hand paralyzed such a sentence a i tine '"TLB
truth is that Hayes is not only legitimately
but equitably President of the United fcti-'-.s.
We nominate the writer tb
of the Sazarac lying club.
eof far Fiesideii*
The 'boys" in South Eeiid, a 2 iburb of
Deadwood, testify th'-'r jigUtt-tts 11
at the influx of Chinese cheap labor by setting
on fire the dwellings of the Clestiiib. or hlo^
ing tbem up with giant powder. Ih.s is a Liud
of Chinese tire-works that pays no lrcportdaty.
and is cheap, convenient end effecli in dis
play. Ho me production should Le protected
A Well known titi2en on North etieet vn
startled by a little six-jear-o at his taWe
who, with a quaint, queer unl qu'z^ioal t.\-
piesaion afcked, Whatdj }oi think about
Beecher voteP'-^X'tfasjelle Lvr*,: A it is
presumable that a child of tlx years docs no.
read the wicked new'apnpers tha* demondiz**
families by publishing accounts of scandals,
we wonder were th's young one did piek un hi1*
The libel for which Mr. L- J. JermngF, for
merly editor of the Tuiufi, sues trie New Tork
Evening EspreiS, is contained in tLe folloving
paragraph "It wa3 notorious that Mr. George
JoneV cockney tditor was in the habit beat
ing his young enl dehc&te vife, iter ht i
mon* was exhausted by him and *t^r Le had
pawned her jewelrj. I wa? notiiou that ths
said, cockney editor ive cherkb on bank1-
he had no money and ecmtrittpd nian^
tails" until after the "back connties*' are city will be overdue mortgage's rJ ta\ no-
heard from, -1
The ourtof St. James ih bhock.rgly &- a'id.il
ized because the Hon Robert Bmukc is pre
sented a tailor to her maje'y, th fjiacu It
appears that Mr, Bjutke aims a' bcoming
"common yergeaut."' vLuterer il-J' lnav be
and that the tailor -d influence tLat would V
of use to Mr. Bourke to th hutcx presented
the knight of the shears at couil, in ordci t
gain I favor. When the tailoi's occupation
was discovered, the prescntatioa was tana led.
and the Hon- Mr. Eourko i.e'r a* if he liM
been smoothed down with a red-hot goone.
Thetenderegt feelings of all tru^ heaited
Americans will be touched to the qun-k by ths
knowledge that a heaitlo?. anl jury in
Wheeling, W. Va., have indicted tixiy-four
the more prominent citizen
0 "for hotting am i
gamiug in hotele." It is by this ignoble term
that the low-minded grand jury aforee
the exalted game of diaw-pokfr. W
rejoice to leara that thirty of the inaV-tcd
scientists have anited to content the i.asc-.
and hive employed the best lejal talent 1 he
State. Th eyvtt of Amet'ca ar C"HI
Xotn Bud Com'tination.
A good ticket for the National Democracy,
in 18b0, would be Thomas A. Hendricks, of
Indiana, for Presilent, and James Si
Creary. of Kentucky, fo: VjoPie-n-i-ut.
The Riches of Chicayo.
[Kansas C.ty Journal of Com mem:
The most the communists of Chicago will
when they divide up the property of that