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The most shocking and serious disaster
which ever occurred in the State took place
at Minneapolis last evening, and is fully re-
corded elsewhere. Though the blow is moat
heavily felt locally, it is in reality a State,
and we might almost say, a national calam-
ity. The loss of life is, of course, not to bo
estimated, and the fact that nearly or quite
twenty human being3 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 their
The less of property is a blow not only to
Minneapolis, but to St. Paul and to the
State and to the country. The magnificent
Washburn mills had justly earned a world-
wide reputation. They wero tha Jargest
which this country afforded, and had done
more to give Minneapolis and Minnesota a
world-wide reputation than any other single
agency. They were, in fact, so immense
that we fear it will be difficult to again con
centrate the requisite capital to reprodnce
thorn in a single establishment, especially in
the face of the possible recurrence of such a
oalamity as that of last evening.
Though the blow is a terrible one to Min-
neapolis we are sure the enterprising people
of that city will not be discouraged. They
are made of sterner stuff, and having demon-
strated their ability to develop an industry at
once the pride of tha State, and
the wonder of the wor,ld, they will not allow
even so terrible a calamity to any more
than.produce a.temporary,shock... The tem-
porary gloom cannot be avoided, but as Chi-
cago arose from her ashes, wonderfully im-
proved, so too, will Minneapolis, thanks to
the wonderful energy of her people, arise
from this fearful blow, and go forward even
more brilliantly than before.
NO YIELDING TO REPUBLICAN BUZZ*
We trust that the Democrats in Congress
will pay .no attention whatever to the pro
position 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 never was the
slightest reason for suspecting anything
wrong in the elections in the States alluded
to. It 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
Bepublicans. 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
On too many occasions since the Demo
crats have been a majority in the House of
Representatives they have allowed them
selves to be bullied into the adoption of
measures that were manifestly at variance
with the interests of the party as well as of
the country. The bold, energetio and skill
ful leaders of the Republicans, with their
well disciplined and obedient followers, have
more than once driven the Democrats like a
flock of sheep. If the Democrats desire to
establish themselves securely in power, if
they wish to Becure the confidence of the
country, they must show that they have eonfi
dence in themselves. Their past course,
in making concessions to the Bepublicans,
and in giving up positions that they had
assumed with an appearance of determina
tion, has not been such as to attract popular
belief in their ability to manage the affairs
of the nation. There has been too much of
an air of insincerity, too muoh of aninclina-,
tion to dicker and bargain, in short, too
much faint-hearted, half-way Democracy.
If the Democrats are ever to take a firm
stand, this is the hour in which it should be
taken. They should go on with
the investigation and publica
tion of the abominable villainies
in Louisiana and Florida, and should uncon
ditionally refuse to have any side issues in
terfere with the effectiveness of the revels
tions that wjll be made,
Minneapolis Office, 213 Hennepin avenue, up
BT. PAUL. FRIDAY. MAY 3, 1878.
AX APPALLING CALAMITY.
Tim LATE jronx JKORRISSEY.
John Morrissey was a political phenome
non that could only appear on American soiL
Utterly uneducated, with a most unenviable
reputation as a prize-fighter and a profes
sional gambler, he yet succeeded in gaining
a place for himself in the legislative halls of
the nation as well as those of the State in
which he lived. Not only that, but his per
sonal influence among the populace of the
chief city of America was second to that of
no other man. His influence, moreover, was
not confined to the people in humble circum
stances 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. He made
and maintained a reputation for personal
honesty of character that was rarely met
with among the politicians of his time. He
took no bribes, and was concerned in no
legislation that would forward bis own
pecuniary interests. For a man of Ms ante
cedents this was a remarkable 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 to this reputation for honesty,
John Morrisey possessed a naturally kindly
nature, that prompted him to do many good
actions without ostentation. The poor of
New York came to believe that he was more
sincere in his avowals of sympathy with
them than any other of the municipal politi
cians. Of course he was not devoid of dem
agogism, but there were many who did not
take 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,
we 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
force of circumstances. The example of
yuch 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 law attaining a high
position of public authority and 'influence.
It was a standing lesson that vice can triumph
in this world, if it will yield so far to public
prejudice as to cover itself with a veil of
generosity and sympathy for the cares and.
sorrows of others. We hope that the day is
far distant when another John Morrisey will
flourish in America.
THE PAXHFINDJEK I N DISTRESS.
Gen. Fremont and His Family Reported to
be Suffering the Deprivation of Stringent
PovertyThe Former Candidate for the
PresiHency Seehiny a Government Ap~
rNew York World, i
The most positive statements are made to
the effect that Gen. John C. Frement, who,
with his wife and son Frank, has been for
months in straitened circumstances, has
been 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 sheriff, it is true that he has been
without income, and has sought employment
in vain. He ha3 been in Washington fre
quently, and a dispatch from that city re
ceived to-night says that Speaker Bandall
saw him to-day, though it was impossible to
find his quarters. For the past two years
Gen. Fremont has lived at No. 924 Madison
avenue. One of his nearest neighbors, Gen.
James Grant Wilson, a distinguished cavalry
officer during the war, told a reporter'- what
he knew of Gen. Fremont's latelifev
'Ten or twelve years ago," said thiS in
mate friend, "Gen. Fremont 'was supposed
tp be a millionaire. .Hisfamily then lived at',
the fine villa.$prmerIy/bwn^%"Gen.'!W8bb,:
on the Hudson, between Tarrytown and Sing
Sing. They had also a fine city residence
on Ninth street. At the country villa, the:
family received the first society, not of New,
York only, but of the nation, as the general's
notoriety of having been the most success
ful candidate for the Presidency in 1856
made him'a conspicuous character in social
life, if not politics. Besides Mrs. Fremont,
as is well-known, is a highly accomplished
lady, and was always most charming in the
social Circle. For the last five or six years
Gen. 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 the 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. It 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 dreamed that
he 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, Miss Fremont, and Frank accepted in
vitations from friends to go and visit them,
and remain as long as they chose. Gen.
Fremont suddenly disappeared from the city.
Some thought it was on account of his lack'
of courage to face old friends after the
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
sheriff's custody. At the sale which took
place all the furniture, all the pictures, books,
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 preventing their being sold
to strangers for almost nothing.-1 heard about
three weeks ago that a gentleman had called
on Mr. Thurlow Weed and asked -for assist
ance in rescuing Gen. Froniont, who was in
New Jersey very destitute. It was said that
he had been without food for two or three
days. I understand that some gentlemen
put together 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 tha navy, and the other, Frank,
being sickly, has never entered any kind of
"Has Gen. Fremont," asked the writer,
"been doing anything from which hie could
derive an income during the past two:
"He has been engaged with some kind of
a nickei-platingyfirm, but what firm, it is or
to what extent he was interested, I do not
Mrs. John Townsend, whose family has
been on very intimate terms with' the Fre
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 she 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 Best.
[Estherville, la.. Northern Vindicator.]
The St. Paul GLOBE is one of the very best
daily papers wa receive, and it comes to us
at least two days ahead of our own State
papers. jap. i ti^i t*?, f4.'*"ii% %A.rv*x,~p%
THE MORRIS FRACAS.
The Outrageous Assault* fcrbatty anLVio
lently Upon Eft-Senator Archibald and
Aid. McCarthylatail of the Affairs.
Considerable publicity to an unfortunate
occurrence happening At Morris, Stevens coun-
ty," inwuich Hon. John M. Archibald, of Dun
das, Aid. McCarthy, of this city, and John
Becker, foreman of Hon. Georgo L. Becker's
farm, near tka&place, were the prominent ac
tors, has already-been given.
Yesterday a G&ojsz reporter chanced to meet
Alderman McCarthy, who had just returned to
the city, and in conversation with him in refer
ence to the affair, soon, became satis
fied that the accounts 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 succea he was
meeting with in tree planting. Daring the
conversation he invited me to go out with him
and Bee 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. Reaching
the farm, we saw an opening in the fence lead
ing to a strip of unplowed land between a
breaking and the young trees, along which was
a wagon track. We drove into the 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.
Archibald answered, "At the invitation of Mr.
McCarthy, to see his place." Becker then
asked Archibald why he had driven
over his field without permission, to
which reply was made that he had not-driven
over the fields, having kept, while on his land,
in the track previously made.
Thereupon, Mr. Becker called Mr. Archibald
a liar, aha, warming up 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 GtOBE. Mr. Galvin and myself
both sought to quiet Mr. Becker and explain
the situation, but he 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
wagon and drove back to Morris, confidently
expecting that Mr. Becker, as soon as he got
cooled down, would'search them out and apolo
gize for his extraordinary conduct. Sure
enough, Mr. Becker did visit Morris Monday
morning, but instead of seeking them out to
tender an apology, he visited a Justice for" the
purpse of getting out awarrant for their arrest.
The Justice recused to iRsua* thoment
warrant except' upon a regular
complaint. Mr, Becker then went
to an attorney to get a complaint drawn up,
but that person, after bearing Becker's story,
advised him that he could not make a com
About this time, Mr. Archibald and myself
-were sitting in front of the post office, talking,
when Becker came along and passed by us on
the walk, grasping ah open knife in his hand.
Going past a little way, Becker turned and
vvalked 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 we 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 him
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. Bepker said they had done him no
damage, but he had rather have given $25 than
to have had them follow his track, as it would
make him trouble in keeping others out,
a bo did not
want any snob State Senators driving over his
place. '1 said to hinT, "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 eoid, and immediately com
menced repeating the language, at the same
time throwing down his lines and jnmping
from the wagon toward where we stood. Well,
about that time he ia against something, and
soon, after, he sat "'dwn very -suddenly, and
cried enough, at the same time: beggin."
laost objectlyv 'hv-%
Such in a brief outline or Alderman McCar
thy's account of the unfortunate affair, with
the peauliarly offensive epithets used by Mr.
Beoker omitted. As eai'd above, the truthful
ness is vouched for by the most undisputed au
thority. A more aggravated offence it is hard
to imagine and the punishment administered
seems to have been "the right thing in the
i. ninrinjiOWMWa11 II ir-
EMBEtJJl&UING 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
exeoutive 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 the river being graded, it
could be terraced*, sodded, flower beds made,
shade treea planted, and seats placed.
The terminus of Market 6treet 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 Hill ^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 row
of trees can be planted along the sidewalk on
the bluff from Hill street to the' mill and ele
vator. The committee reported that the work
could be done by the tramps. The committee
recommended the work to be done.
The report was the subject of a conversation
aldieenssion tlje 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 improvement recommended at
the end of Washington street at an expense not
Mr. McClung opposed the motion. He
thought the whole report of the committee
should be adopted and the city council asked
to carry put the improvements.
Major Becht thought the association should
do this little work to show the people that they
"Dr. Simouton spoke 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
done worth speaking about.
Mr. Becht's motion was put and carried.
Mn Willius then moved that the association
find out vacant'property in the city 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 liter from Dr. Dana, complying with the
request of the association to deliver an ap
propriate leoture before the association, was
Major Becht reported eighteen new members,
making a total membership of 34.
TwoTill for tL00 and 82.80 were ordered
The report the exeoutive committee was
adopted. "Mr. McClung stated that Mr. Chute and other
property owneta on Wabashaw hill were willing
to build a platform onthe hill and place seats
there for the public accommodation.
After some further conversation and the
reading of/an abstract from a paper on city cm
bellishmentBby.thesecretary, the meeting ad
journed till Thursday next. 'it
Visit of Railroad Officials.
THE ST. PAUL .DAILY GLGBB, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1878.
is announced that tho old officers of the West
Wisconsin railway aro all retained in their
positions in the reorganized company.
"f* TH E COTJBT8.
Un lied States District Court.
i XX BASKBUPXCT.
[Before Judge Kelson.]
Voluntary petition of Elam Greeley, of Still
water, filed. "Liabilities unsecured, $22,261.-
76 assets nominal.
Voluntary-petdfciotr-ef Fred. A*-Keanard,- of
St. Paul, filed. Liabilities unaccused. $6,027.-
oiJf assets nominal.
No. 81.. In the matter of the information 6f
Andrew Wilson, relator, vsj:John W. Arctander,
Ordered that the clerk issue subpoenas to com
pel the attendance of witnesses to testify be
fore the referee heretofore appointed.
No. 82. In the matter of the information of
A. F. Nordin, relator, vs. John W. Arctander.
No. 83. In the matter of the information of
Johan A. J. Boaista, relator, vs. John W. Arc
tander. Same order.
No. 84. The State of Minnesota, relator, vs.
Henry H. Sibley et al, respondentsthe State
Historical society case. George B. 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 Bice and John S.
Kennedy, trustees, etc., appellants. Submit
ted and taken under advisement.
No. 85. Albert Scheffer, George B.. Finch
and Charles N. Nelson, as executors of the last
will of Charles Scheffer, deceased, appellants,
vs. David Tozier and Albert Tozier, copartners
as D. & A. Tozier, respondentia. 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. M. to-day,
No. 9. Lorenzo Allis, administrator of the
estate of William Coffin, deceased, appellant,
vs. John Niningcr, respondent, judgment from
ltamsey county. Allis. & Allia 8. L. Pierce.
No. 67. Ame Garvin, appellant, vs. Thomas
Murphy and Bridget Murphy, respondents, or
der from Ramsey county, O'Brien & Elter M,
[Before Judge Brill.]
The State of Wisconsin vs. L. E. Torinns, et
al. demurrer from Washington county. Or
dered that the demurrer be overruled, with
leave to the defendant* to answer within ten
days after service of the order.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
No 9,305. Samuel D. Lord vs. Alexandor
Ponarth. Defendant entitled to judgment,
with costs and disbursements in the action.
I Before Judge O'Gorman. I
Estate of John Wallace. Last will and testa
filed order made for hearing proofs of
will June 5,' 1878, at 10 A. M.
it| Before Judge Flint.]
Daniel Church, by Theodore E. Parker, his
nexo 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. Set
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 default of $500 bail,
Cheerful Crop Reports from Wisconsin
Sentence of Two Burglars.
[Speoial 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 tha condition of .crops in Wis
consin, I learn ithat the prospects for abundant
crops at the present .time were never better.
The -average' of-
more in the State
ivse about 30 per cent,
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 the wheat. There has been
considerable corn already planted, but wet
weather has delayed farmers in this section 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*
glare, were to-day sentenced by Judge Stewart
to three years in the- penitentiary.
ALL AKOUND THEGIOBE*
Specie in _therBank.of
If. Hughitt, general manager 0. C. Wheeler,
assistant genera^ superintendent H. C. Wicker,
general freight agent of the Chicago & North
western railway, arrived yesterday morning by
the Chicago, St. Paul & Minneapolis railway,
and left, in the atternoon, by the Sioux City
railroad, for Sioux City.
W. H. Perry, president, and E.-W. Winter,
superintendent of the Chicago,. St. Paul &
Minneapolis railway, were -ipu town yesterday,
an'd returned to Sudson fn tBe afternoon. It
France" increased 12,*
300,000 francs last week.
Application has been made for a receiver for
the New York Evening Mail.
The steamship Sc^thia from New York for
Liverpool took out $100,000 in gold yesterday.
The British consul at Portland has gone to
Southwest harbor to watch the movement of
the steamer Cimbria.
In view of tho recent disturbances in Mon
treal the Canadian government has taken meas
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 150,000 insured for $80,000.
In Atlanta, Ga., last night, a man named
Codsigney finished a walk of 500 miles in 500
consecutive hours. He made the last mile in
The vestry of Trinity ohuch, New York, have
selected Kev. Dr. De Eqven 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 iu the stove of a bag
gage car on a Lake Shore train which reached
Buffalo on Tuesday. No trace of the perpe
trator of .the crime is yet discovered.
From clues obtained on.two men. ThomasE.
Bice and Barney Hoffman, arrested in San
Francisco, for passping counterfeit half-dollars,
the U. S. detective discovered the counterfeit
ers' workshop, and seized a large quantity of
false coin, dies, &c.
i The Great Lancashire Strike.
LO3TK May 2.A telegram from Blackburn
says: The lockout contemplated-by the mat
ters will embrace the main, artery, seventy
miles long, from XJlverston to Colne, with
branches far and wide. The strike is mostly
ended at Church and Accrington, but elsewhere
the spirit is becoming more and more uncom
promising. The masters declare that they have
gained to the extent of ten per cent, by clear
ing 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 and pelted.
The Blackburn operative-BpinnerB adjourned
the question of again seeing the masters for a
week. All the operatives, although complain
ing of hunger, seem to be perfectly firm. They
regard the intended lookout aa a God-send,
beoause it will bring on the crisis quickly.
Urging the Kimmel BUI.
WASlrrXGTON, May 2.Daring last night's
session of the House of Representatives, Mr.
Lockwood advocated the passage of the Kim*
melbill, to investigate the late Presidential
election, based upon the Blair resolution. He
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* ThU is the first speech delivered
The Great dhow.
no7 in the c$f.
Debate fn the Senate on the Bepeai of the
Resumption AetPersonal Controversy
Between Htr. Conger and Xtr. Atkins
The Fraud Investigation likely to be
Ordered on MondayA New Consider
ation, of tho Vcnzuelan Claims.
WASBETOTo:*, May 2.-^-Senator Thurman,
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 law, and
^retaining the amendment adopted yesterday,
providing that the repeal of the law ^hall 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 repotted by
the committee provides that the repeal of the
law shall not effect pending cases and all fu
ture proceedings therein, and in respect of al!
fines, penalties and forfeitures which ihall 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 cf any of said acts
which for the purposes named in
the act, are kept in "force,
and all penal actions and criminal proceedings
for violation of any of said act, whether then
pending or thereafter instituted, and in respect
of all rights of debtors or creditors, except the
right of commencing original proceedings in
bankruptcy, and all rights of suits by or
against assignees under any or all said acts in
any matter or ease 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 Conkling from the committee on
commerce, reported adversely the House bill to
provide for vessels of the United States bailing
from places where they are owned and built,
and it was indefinitely postponed.
Senators Ferry, Paddock and Saulsbury wese
appointed members of the conference commit
tee on the part of the Senate on the bill to
regulate advertising of mail letticg.
Senator Plumb, from the committee on pub"
lio lands, reported with amendments. Senate
bill to provide additional regulations for home
stead and pre-emption entries on publio land.
Placed on the calendar.
Senator Ferry called up House bill to repeal
the specie resumption act, and read a lengthy
argument explaining the amendments reported
by the committee on finance. He 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, to resume
specie payment, he said he joined in it as a
compromise measure reluotautly. After ex
plaining the amendments reported by the com
mittee on finance, he said if the bill should be
agreed to as amended, it would give the coun
try a volume of currency of 4)90 million dol
lars. He argued that the bill would restore
commercial confidence. It would result in our
own people holding the national debt instead of
foreigners. The recent Bale 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. He next referred to the coin required
by the government, and said no fears need be
apprehended that the government would have
to go abroad to seek coin to meet its require
ments. The necessity for denying United States
notes their rightful place in the circulation of
the country bad departed He believed green
backs and coin would ba at par before the first
of July next, and referred to announcements
daily by business firms and banking associa
tions that they had resumed specie payment.
Referring to Wall street, he said all knowledge
on finance did not dwell solely with the wise
men of Gotham. New York city, which had
been so clamorous for specie resumption, now
seem to be the last to respond. In conclusion,
he argued that the passage of this bill would
be to settle our finances upon such a basis as
would relegate our financial difficulties from
the halls of Congress to the marts of com
Senator Voorhees then took the floor and read
a lengthy argument in favor of repealing the
specie resumption act. The..amonnt of human
misery, wretchedness and vice which tho law
had caused, could not. be estimated. It had
overthrown property values simply beyondth
power of language to describe. Ten thousand
million dollars worth of property have been
absolutely confiscated. He argued that the
American people had been educated on the
subject of finance during the past five years
under such circumstances as breed revolution,
unless they were met by measures of relief.
The greenback dollar, on account of the confi
dence the people had in it, had forced itself
upon an equality with gold. He referred to the
gold room in New York as a mob of gamblers,
end argued that tho 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. He favored the adoption of
an amendment compelling the secre
tary of the treasury to receive United
States notes for duties on imports, not after
the first of October next, but immediately.
That would at once equalize our currency. To
resume specie payment on the first of January
next made certain a dark, peril
ous and unhappy future. The farmers
had mortgaged their property, ana if specie
payments ar resumed these mortgages must
be paid in coin. It was the duty of the Amer
ican Congress to so legislate EB to secure the
farmer his home, and to the industrious me
chanic living wages. Tho 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 of hired attendants. The poor were
to give up luxuries which they had not,
in order that the rich might have
more. Far be it fro,m him to incite
people, but he would at all times vindicate
them against the aspersions of those who first
oppressed and then denounced them. He re
ferred to communism, and said it was the ad
vocates of those who favored the resumption of
PABLS, May 2.No accident ia reported yes
terday, although it is estimated that 500,000
persons visited the Champ* de Man and Tro
cader. It ia known that 900,000 foreigner* are crimination by common carriers, and insisting
who fostered the spirit of
communism. In conclusion he argued that the
repeal of the specie resumption1
bring light and hope fo 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 Gordon 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 lengthr debate. It was
finally rejectedyeas. 14 nays, 34.
Senator Cockreli submitted** resolution in
struoting the committee on rule3 of the Sen
ate to prepare and report to the Senate a rule
whicn'shall relieve the. eommittee on patents
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
lic 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
^"J i$~ House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, May 2.Mr. Reagan, rising to
a question of privilege, Bent to the clerk's desk
an article charging him with acting in bad
faith with regard to the, bill preventing dis-
that be had been bought over by the corpora*
tiona. B^ denied that his ardor in support of
tho bin* had cooled:--. The reason he had not re
ported the biH when-the committee on
eommcrce had "been' called, was be
cause he bad 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 his action showed that he had carneat
ly exerted himself to secure the passage of the
bilL There was not a statement in the article h^f
that jwas not utterly fake and without a
-shadow or foundation.
Mr. Hcndee, from the committee of the Di*
trict of Columbia, reported back the bill for a
permanent form of government for tho Dis
trict. Beferred to the committee of the whole.
'Mr. Hoberts. from the committee on com
merce, reported a bill fixing the salaries, of
naval officers at Baltimore and New Orleans at
the same rate as those received by. similar offi
cers at Boston, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
Also, the bill reorfianiaing the life saving
service. Referred to the committee of the
whole, and made the special order for May 9th-
Mr. Duhnell, from the same committee,
reported a bill permitting Canadian .veaeld
to render aid to other Canadian vessels
wrecked in the waters of the United States.
Mr. Reagan, frettv the rame committee, re
ported a bill granting the right of way through
public lands to the Batataria canal company, to
and against Republicans here, in a speech un-
think there was a gentleman who would accuse.!
him of doing so, unless it were the gentleman
The exhibifc3 the Paris show number
Parson Xetomau draws w23_ia his Xcw York:
Prince Arthur, of England, is tii marry z.
daughter of the Bed Prince, of Prussia,
0 j a
Taylor, the Mormon boss, pouches nearly
a minion dollars in tithes annually.
Madame-afes^USa.waa tHc parsonVho firA
proposed an exposition in Paris this year.
Holding the fort when supplies ran short j^a-
tircsonlc. business.. Hayes should have rc
construct a canal from New Orleans to the Galf in the Black Hills last week, we would suggest
of Mexico. Passed.
Also, a bill to regulate interstate commerce
and prohibit uniust discrimination by coxa moa
Mr. Regean explained that the object of the
bill was to prevent discrimination on charges
for freight by railroads, so that no greater rates
should be charged to one shipper than to an
other. Corporations were also forbidden from
entering into combinations for the purposes of
discriminating against persons or places. The
only other material provision was that they
shonld not charge more for shorter distances
than for longer distances on the same line of
The New York Nation i dead. Its disease
was chronic infallibility combined with aggra.
There is a Chinaman eight feet and four
inches nigh in Paris. It might not be safe
go for that heathen Chinee.
Republican conventions this year will not
"point with pride," etcetera, to the nattonal-
administration-^np^ not much.
The success of the British department of the
Paris exhibition is greatly due to the energetic
interest taken bv tho Prince of Wales.
As there were six feet of snow in some places
that the name be changed to Piebald Hills.
It is proposed, says the Fond du Lac Com
momceahh, to alter the name of Plymouth
church to the church of the Great Transgrssr
The morning hour expired and the bill went
over without action.
The House went into committee of the whole.
Mr. EJeUjin the chair, on the legwlative.appro
Mr. Vance offered an amendment prohibiting
the commissioner of pensions from dropping
pensioners irom the rolls on ex-parte statements
taken by special agents..
Mr. Vance moved to restore the salary of ex
aminers in the patent office to the amouut now
provided by law. Adopted74 to 70,
Mr. Lathrop moved to increase from 830,000
to $75,000 the appropriations for contingent ex
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 party of economy, to de
feat these amendments, which would swell ap
propriations to immense proportions. Every
man would haue to 6tand on his own record on
such questions, but he was Rcrry to see gentle
men on the Democratic side voting for every
increase of expenditures.
Mr. Conger said he had heard the gentleman
from Tennessee (Mr. Atkins) state many times, India more than ten thousand of the best
that he had come to a conclusion in regard to gquipp^
The Parisian authorities intend to lock up in
jail during the whole time of the exhibition
every pickpocket and thief known the
The Begum of Bhopaul, wlio has cfiered hi
entire army to fight against the ftussians, fell
in love with the Prinee of Wales when was
After an excited canvass of himself. Gen.
Banks has decided'that he is a bloodv-hirt
Republican this year. But thera are yet two
counties to be beard from.
Some clergymen iu New York axe said to
receive as much as 92,000 or 2,500 in wedding
fees annually. The fees are usually considered.
the perquisites of the pastor's wiL".
Single admissions to the Paris exhfbitio
cost one franc (20 cents). Season ticks!* cost
100 francs (f20). Season tickets must hav
the holder's photograph on the back.
Kansas will 6end a statue of Joliu Brown
occupy one ol tho two piace^ to which tha
State is entitled in the collection at tha national
capital. Still marching o:v. bat it's abimt time
he had a rest.
The British jrovernraeut cau obtain from
the business of the House, therefore, no other
man must say a word. light cavalry in the world, without tue ugh*-
Mrv AtkinsThat allusion is- altogether un- est interference with the forces rc-nuircrl
worthy of the gentleman. If he intends to look after the frontier posts.
say that I have assumed any sucht dictation on Tj,
this floor, I will submit to any such assertion
on his part without refuting it on the spot. f 5'ears for trying to vote illegally. Mi.
Mr. CongerLet the gentleman rest. The Hayes would have made him a territorial
gentleman has turned against his party friend?, judge, or have written
word he was not aware of it He did not
worthy of the chairman of the appropnatiou w i .o
committee, because they have seen fit to intro-
Th evening s^sTo warier
Mr*. Hayes also a "Fraud."
IN. Y. Evening Telegram.]
WASHINGTON, April 27.The Mrs. Rutherford
B. Hayes temperance society last evening
adopted the following:
WTter/ms, This association was formed and
named in honor of the declaration of Mrs. E. B.
Hayes that she would not*allow wine to be used
at State dinners and,
Whereas, On the occasion of a banquet given
at the Union League club, Philadelphia, Mrs.
Hayes said: "I do not use wine or liquor my
selr, nor in my family, but I have no thought
of shunning those who think fend act differently.
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 pleasing to
Whereas, She countenanced the use of claret
punch at dinner on board the excursion steamer
on the Delaware river therefore, be it
Resolved, That this society discards the-name
of Mrs. B. B. Hayes, and pronounce her aa
complete a "fraud" as her husband.
Horrors of the Chinese Famine.
NEW YOKE, May 2.A correspondent of the
Evening Pa$t, writing from Tokio under date
at April 5th* sends the following: The famine
in the north of China rages with increasing
verity and most dreadful reports come from
the afflicted regions. In one town a man
opened a .shop for the tale of humanfletshand
did a good business in connibalistic joints and
roasts until the local mandarin caused the shop
keeper to be arrested and beheaded.
Tom Scott Bulldozing Congress.
HAREieETTEO, May 2.The House of Repre
sentatives, this morning, adopted a resolution
calling on the Senators and Representatives in
Congress to devise means for. aiding and en
couraging the immediate building of the Texas
Pacific and the Southern Pacifie railroads, that
a portion of the surplus labor of the country
may be employed.
Had Some of the Pork.
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 remem
ber, in the well-known case of the man who
stole the hog, that an attempt was made to
counteract the impression caused by the con
fession of the culprit, by producidg a state
ment from members of the jury who bad had
some of the pork, to the effect that they did
pot intend to convict the prisoner.
_-'[ A Republican Grolrl.
fe* [Dubuque Times.]
If the President had worked half aa hard to
please the Bepublicans as he has to "conciliate"
the Democrats, he would not now find his party
friends converted into enemies and hiaenemi^
into friends.. It ia tho worst case of party
transposition weremember to have ever seen.
Stir Up thm "Back CounHeM.''
St. Paul has decided to support Stewart.
Minneapolis has likewise decided to uupporx
Washburn. Now tie those "cats" by their
"tails" until after the "back counties" are
organized, and most seiviceab-ie
ltin or a ma ha 3 bce
duce amendments. The colored watering-place waiter:- in the
Mr. Atkins said if he had uttered one unkind i
sent t,o, prisotr.,*
'Reliably iuforsned" a
tlteis.r ears because
coming eeasor., instead
from Michigan (Mr. Conger.) That gentle- five, which^they paid last year. No. eahide
was remarkwarmth i the his (Mr. Atkins)drit
marks, that he had used the expressions be had.
This floor was not the place to settle matters'of
a personal nature. He did not intend to in
dulge in personal matters, but desired to pro
ceed with business, without feeling, without
anger, and without passion.
After further discussion by Messrs. Keifer,
Lathrop and Wait, in favor of the amendment,
and Mr. Durham against, it,, the amendment
When the sections in regard to surveyors gen
eral were reached, Mr.-Wigginton offered an
amendment declaring that on and after July 1,
1879, the offices ef serveyor general thai! be
abolished, and the archives of the offices turned
over to the governments of the several States,
and that all farther necessary surveys shall ba
made by competent engineers to be employed
by the commissioner of the general land office.
Mr. Paige made a point of order that the
amendment changed an existiug law, and could
not be received.
The chair sustained the point of order, and
the amendment was not received.
Mr. Mills, in discussing an amendment i:i
regard to the number of clerks in the postoffice
department, said his idea of economy was to
relieve the people of taxation by statesman
ship. The leaders of the Democratic party had
never yet found means to relieve the people,
but only cut down the machinery of govern
ment and gave the savings to the Paris exposi
tion Or Philadelphia show.
After disposing of ten pages of the bill, the
committee rose and the House took a receai?
until 7:30 P. ar
very personal, an irum heel ob de tyest shall cebber grind us in.
Ex-Govcroor Index Noycs, fraudulent min
ister to France, who has been studying French
with the. assistance of a vaUi chomhr-', is oL
opinion that although Victor Hugo is a forcible
and picturesque writer, lie cannot rival tho
startling interest of MeLiu's "nis-.tory of
Some telegraph operators in Virginia City
learned the key to Senator Sharon's cipher dis
patcher, and have been profiting by tho infor
mation .contained therein. Sharon thinks that
if there be no heU,"he will order a special one
to be made for those operators as soon aa the
unlimited coinage of silver money is ordeied.
Dummy engines have lseeu prouounced a
failure in Philadelphia, when used for the pur
pose of propelling street cars. Their excessive
weight wore out the tracks, the disagreeable
odor from the steam and oil annoyed the pas
sengers, and in addition it east 61.50 a day
more to run a dummy th:m au ordinary horse
There is still a man, and he can be seen in
the Hvemng Wisconsin office in Milwaukee, who
can sit down and write without having bis
hand paralyze^ such a sentence a3 this
truth is that Hayes is not only legitimately.
but-equitably President of the United States."
I We nominate the writer thereof for President
of the Sararac lying club.
The "boys" in South Beud, a suburb of
Dead wood, testify their righteous indignation
at the influx of Chinese cheap labor by setting
on fire the dwellings of the Celestials, or blow
ing them up with giant powder. Tliisia a Idad
of Chinese fireworks that pays no itnportduty.
and is cheap, convenient end effective in dis
play. Home production should be protected.
A tffell known citizen on North street was.
startled by a little six-year-Did at his table
who, with a quaint, queer ani qu"i22ioal ex
pression asked, "What da you think about
Couritz. As it ia
presumable that a child of eix yeara docs not
read the wicked newspapers that demoralize
families by publishing accounts of scandals,
we wonder were this young on did pick up his
The libel for which Mr. h- J. Jennings, for
merly editor of the Times, sues the New York
Evening Erprezs, is contained in tte following
paragraph "It vra3 notorious that Mr. George
JoneV cockney editor was in the habit of beat
ing hi* young ani delicate wife, titer her
money was exhausted by him, and af tr he had
pawned her jewelry. It was notorious that the
said, cockney editor j*ivechecks on basiks ?her
he'had no money., and eemtnitted many other
The court of St. James is shockingly scandal
ized becausa the Hon. Robert Bourkc has pre
sented a tailor to her majeity, the queeu. It
appears that Mr. Bourke aims at becoming
"common sergeant," whatever Hat may be,
and that the tailor bad influence that would bo
of use to Mr. Bourke 60 the latter presented
the knight of the shears at court, in order to
gain his favor. When the tailor's occupation
was discovered, the presentation was cauccicd.
and the Hon- Mr. Bourko fecU as if he had
been smoothed down with a red-hot goose.
Thetenderest feelings o all true hearted
Americans will be touched to the quick by tha
knowledge that a heaitle** grand jury in
Wheeling, W..Va., have indicted tixty-four of
the more prominent citizens, "for betting and
gaming in hotelB." It is by this ignoble term
that the low-minded grand jury aforesaid, de
scribe the exalted game of draw-poker. We
rejoice to learn that thirty of the indicted
scientists have united to contest the case.
and have employed ths best legal talent in the
State. The eyes of America are upon
a Bad Combination.
4 [Louisville News.]
A good ticket for the National. Democracy,
in 1880, would be Thomas A. Hendricks, of
Indiana, for President, and James B, Mo
Crear^. of Kentucky, fo.- VjcPresid?st
'The Riches of Chicago.
[Kansas City Journal of Commerce]
The most the communists of Chicago will
get when they divide up the property of that
city will be overdue mortgag** rnd tax no