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JOANKRUPT REPEAL AND WAJt
CLAIMS THE EXCITING TOPICS.
Senator Thurman Gains Another Victory
The Bankrupt Repeal Hill Passed With
Hi Amendment Naming Sept. 1 as the
Date of Repeal-Another War Claim
Leads to a Stormy Scene in the House-
Whlte, of PH., Induced to Make an Ass
or Himself, in Which is Finally
Seconded by Hunter of Va.--A Little
Good Developed, However, by the Ex
posure of Republican Hypocrlsy-Xhe
House Judiciary to Move the Florida
InvestigationDnnnell Provides a Little
Patronage for Minnesota Papers.
WASHINGTON, May 10.The House joint reso
lution authorizing the expenditure of $46,000
of the $200,000 appropriated to give greater
stability to the foundation of the Washington
monument, was passed.
The president pro tern, laid before the Sen
ate a communication from the secretary of war,
transmitting a communication from Charles F.
Atkinson, president of the Moline Water
Power company, of Illinois, and also a commu
nication from the chief of the ordinance
bureau, renewing his recommendation that
*157,350 be appropriated to complete the de
vclopemcnt of the water power at Rock Island
arsenal. The secretary approves of the recom
mendation, and asks that the money be appro
priated. Ordered printed and laid on the
Also a communication from the secretary of
the treasujy, enclosing a report from the chief
ot the bureau of statistics in answer to a recent
resolution of the Senate in regard to the con
sumption in the United States of manufactured
articles on which tariff duties were paid, &c.
Ordered printed and to lie on the table.
Consideration of the bill to repeal the bank
mpt law was resumed, and Senator Maxey con
tinued his argument favor of the bill.
Senator Maxey favored repeal. said the
House bill was perfect and he was opposed to
any amendment to it by the Senate.
Senator Hill favored immediate repeal.
Senator McCreery said postponement of the
date of appeal had very much the appearance
of no repeal at all, and in this view he was sus
tained by the leading business men of the
Alter further debate the pending question,
being on the amendment of Senator Thurman
to strike out January 1st, 1879, and insert Sep
tember lbt, 1878, so that repeal shall take effect
on the fiist of September next, was agreed to,
yeas 27, nays 21, as follows:
Butler, Davis, 111.
DaviR, W. Va.
rry, Meruman, I'atti r~,on,
Randolph, Ransom, hnri nd,
Gordon, Grover, Hour, Johns! on,
Aulhouii, Harris, Maxey,
Bock, Hill, Morrill,
Cameron, Wit. low, Oglislty,
Cockrcll, KiH'!l'l, $Saawlm,
('onhhiu/, Keinan, Voothees,
Dawes, McCicery, Whytc,
Garland, McDonald, Withers, 21
Senators Allison, Bayard, Booth, lngalls,
Lamar, Edmunds and" Mitchell, who would
have voted in the affirmative, wcic paired with
Senatois Plumb, Moigan, Hamlin, Burnside,
Coke, Chtistiancy and Wallace, who would
have voted in the negative.
When the pairs weie announced. Senator
Wadlcigh said ho was paired with Senator
Blaine who is in favor of repeal of the bank
rupt law, and also in favor of having repeal
takf effect Januaiy 1st. did not know how
that Senator would vote on this amendment,
and theu-fore he (Wadleigh) rcfr.uned from
voting. His colleague, Senator Rollins, was
paired with Senator Chaffee under similar
Senato: Beck moved to amend by striking
out the words ''on the first day of September,
1878," and insert in lieu thereof "from and af
tei the parage," so that repeal of the law
should take effect from and aftei passage of
Senator Thuimnn laised the point of order
that the araendme nt could not be made, the
Senate having juht inserted September.
The presidential* Ion. ovciruled the point of
order upon the ground that the Senator li id
no light to strike out words just inserted and
insert others in lieu thereof.
The amendment of Senator was icjec
tcd, yeas 22, nays 24, as follow s:
Anthony, Hill, Maxey.
liaihy.' Howe, Morrill,
Beck, Johnston, Oytesby,
l'amiron, Wtb. Ktlloi/g, Randolph,
Cockrell, Kernnn, Voorhees,
Jktwi, McCreety, Whyte,
Garland, McDonald, WitherR, 22.
Barnum, Eustis, Merriman,
JIovi, Fa'ry, Patterson,
Butler, Grover, Ransom,
Conovcr, four, Sargent,
Davis, 111. Jones, Fla. Saulsbury,
Davis, W Va. Kirlawnrl, Spencer,
l)or\ty, McMillan, Thurman,
Eaton, Matthew, Wuulom, 24
The question then recurred on agreeing to
the amendment of the judiciary committee, as
amended by Senator Thurman, and it was
agreed to, yeas 26, nays 21, and the bill was
passed. I now goes back to the House of
Represcntatsves. fot the concuricnce of that
Senator Sargent called up the post office ap
propriation bill, that it might be the unfin
ished business at the next meeting of the Sen
Senator Whyte submitted an amendment to
the river and harbor appiopriation bill so as to
appropriate $50,000 for making surveys across
the peninsula of Maryland and Delaware with
a view to the construction of a ship canal to
connect the waters of Chesapeake and Dela
ware bays and ascertain the feasibility and
probable cost thereof. Referred.
Senator Sargent submitted a resolution, call
ing upon secretary of the treasury for inform
ation as to the circumstances under which the
receipts and deposits at different mints for
coinage into trade dollars was suspended in
Oct. 1877, together with copies of all corres
pondence in relation to the same. Agreed.
After an executive session, adjourned until
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, May 10.Mr. Wood introduced
a bill providing that the indebtedness of the
United States to importers for excess of depos
its for unascertained duty or duties, or other
moneys paid under protest, when ascertained
under the provisione of law, shall be paid re
gardless of the time of the original payment
thereof, with interests and costs legally due
under sections 989 and 966 of the revised
btatutes, from the permanent annual appro
priations for that purpose in section 3,689. Re
The committee on naval expenditures pre
sented the testimony taken by that committee,
accompanied by resolutions recommending an
appropriation of $321,736 forth payment of
certain claims against the navy department,
and directing the secretary to cancel contracts
amounting to thirty-six thousand dollars.
Made the special order for May 25th.
Mr. Dunnell introduced a bill providing that
notice of contest under the pre-emption, home
stead and timber culture laws, must be printed
in newspapers in the county where such con
test lies. Passed.
Mr. Garfield, from the committee on rules,
reported resolution amending the rules of
the House so as to provide that bills touching
the revenue and public debt reported from the
committee on ways and means ay be the
special order by a majority vote also a resolu
tion providing that all bills originating in the
Senate which appropriate money, lands or
property of the United States, shall have their
first consideration in the committee of the
whole, and all Senate amendments to House
bills not germain to the subject matter of the
bill as passed by the House, shall have the
same consideration. Ordered printed and laid
over for consideration.
The speaker called the committees for re
ports of a private nature, and the bill to aid
tbc improvement of the dismal swamp canal,
guaranteeing the government to the payment
of interest of the bonds of tne company to*the
amount not exceeding $40,000, was referred to
the committee of the whole.
The House then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Knapp in the chair, on the private
The pending business, the William and
Mary college bill, being passed over without
action, Mr. Goode stating he would not press
the bill, the session bill appropriating $3,500
to Richard Heater of Virginia, for stores and
supplies taken by the United States army, led
Mr.- Keifer advocated the bill, stating that
Heater had been loyal through the war and had
a son in the Union Army.
Mr. Bragg opposed the bill. had been in
Virginia duiing the war and never heard of a
citizen of that State loyal to the Union.
Loyalty in Virginia meant loyalty to Virginia.
Mr. Hunton stated that during the war there
had been a number of people in Virginia who
remained as loyal to the Union as any one north
of the Potomac.
Mr. Finlcy called attention to the fact that
these war claims were all defeated because the
Republican party was seeking to make party
capital in claiming that the Confederate House
was going to pay enormous war claims.
Mr. Thornburgh advocated the bill. There
had been no distinction made by the Union
army during the war between loyal persons in
the South and confederates. was in favor
of paying the claim of Southern men who had
remained loyal when to be loyal meant some
thing. All claims of loyal citizens South that
had been paid, or that were now pending,
would not amount to one-tenth the losses sus
tained by such men.
Taking thatadmission as a basis Mr. McMahon
proceeded to wake a speech in regard to the
subject of war claims. read from a speech
made at Maiietta in August, 1876, by John
Sherman, in which he stated that a hundred
million dollars had been paid by the Republican
party for loyal war claims. Taking that state
ment in connection with the admission just
made, that not one-tenth of tho claims had
been paid, it would be seen that if the Repub
licans obtained a majority in the House they
would pay out $900,000,000 more for the pay
ment such claims.
Mr. Thornburgh statfd he meant that not
one-tenth of the loyal claims had been paid.
This gave rise to a colloquy between Messrs.
Thornburgh and McMahon, as to whether the
Republican party had paid disloyal claims, in
the course of which Mr. McMahon called atten
tion to the fact that the Republican House had
twice passed the William and Mary bill, about
which the Republicans were endeavoring to
make party capital.
Mr. Kiefer denied that the bill had been
passed by a Republican Congress, and a discus
hion took place between him and Mr. McMahon,
the latter criticising Mr. Kiefer's course in ad
vocating the passage of the bill under consid
eration, and then stumping Ohio and making
party capital by hypocritically talking about
In the course of Mr. Keifer's speech, which
was frequently interrupted by his colleague,
McMahon, he said his colleague's suggestion
that ho, Keifer, undertook to make political
capital out of this matter, came fiom a spirit
that lay deep in h"iR colleague'3 bosom, a spirit
Mr. McMahon retorted with a remark to the
effect that the hypocrisy of his colleague, and
of the Republican side of the House, in the
matter of war claims, had been unveiled. He,
McMahon, had never voted* for paying the
claims of either a loyal or a disloyal man.
had even voted against the William and Mary
college bill, because it would open the doors to
other claims behind it.
Mr. Goode remarked that most of these war
claims came from men who had been leally
loyal to the Union. Those who had not been
so who had staked their all on the struggle and
having lost, accepted the result as the fate of
Mr. Cabell took the same giound, and said a
great many Southern people, whenjthcy assent
ed to the secession movement, had burned the
bridges behind them and never expected to ask
Congress to pay for their losses.
Mr. Blair suggested the Democratic side of
the House ought not to present or to sustain
Mr. White, Pennsylvania, spoke with much
warmth of the persecutions of Southern loyal
ists in Libby prison.
Mr. Hunon, who had crossed over to the Re
publican side of the chamber, and had listened
calmly but with evident disrelish, to Mr.
White's remarks, replied to them, and denied
emphatically that any unnecessary or avoida
ble privations had been imposed on fedeial
prisoners in confederate hands, and imputed
to the federal government the blame for such
privations, in refusing to allow exchange of
prisoners. deprecated the introduction of
such a topic into debate.
Mr. Thompson expressed his humiliation at
what he called the unstatesmanlike
and unpatriotic reason given by
the gentleman from Ohio (Finley) for not
voting for any of these war claimsthat the
Republican party might seek to make political
capital out of his act. For his part he was
leady and willing to vote for the just claims of
Southern loyal men who had stood h^re and
there in the South as unbent as their native
pines, and who had been spotted for their loy
alty, and had been persecu ted for it.
Mr. Hunton challenged Mr. Thompson to in
stance such cases of persecution.
Mr. Cabell repudiated indignantly that im
putation. spurned the idea that Southern
Republicans i^ould either present or uphold
any fraudulent claim. The people of the
South were poor. They had been bereft of
their property and had little left but their
good name, which they hoped and expected to
maintain untarnished. Ninety-nine out of
every hundred of these war claims were by
men who, during the war, had been known as
Southe-n loyalists, and their claims should not
now be called rebel war claims.
Mr. Thompson argued in support of the bill,
and asserted that the Republican party had
been, in regard to these war claims, generous,
liberal and magnanimous.
Mr. Bright took the floor to close the discus
sion, but at the solicitation of Mr. White. a
yielded one minute to that gentleman. Mr.
VVhite thereupon in a more excited manner
even than that which he had exhibited a few
minutes before, took up the same subject, sum
moned before the House the ghostly skeletons
of Andersonville and other Southern prisons,
ut denied he had any desire to stir up angry
passions. As he became more and more excited
in his manner, gesticulating vehemently, and
moving across the area toward the Democratic
side of the House, he was greeted from that
side with jeering shouts of "louder," "louder."
At the top of his voice he declared he waB
ready to meet the issue raised by the gentle
man from Virginia, Hunton.
Mr. Vance asked im whether he, Mr. White,
had been in the Southern army.
Mr. White scornfully answered in the nega
tive, but said he had been in the Northern
army and had become a prisoner of war in the
hands of the confedei ate army. therefore
knew what he had asserted, and he repeated
that the Union men from the valley of Vir
ginia and from eastern Tennessee had been de
liberately starved in rebel prisons.
Mr. Eden and other members on the Demo
cratic side, claimed that Mr. White's time had
expired, and the Chairman so stated.
Mr. White, however, paid no attention to the
intimations bn continued amid a storm of ob
jections, calls to order and other interruptions
from the Democratic side of the House, to
shout at the top of his voice, the only audible
sentence in his speech being to the effect that
the statement of Mr. Hunton as to the respon
sibility of the federal government forth suf
ferings of federal prisoners in confederate pris
ons was false.
By this time Mr. White's excitement had
communicated itself to members on the Demo
cratic side. Most of th em contented themselves
with contemptuous laughter, but Mr. Turner
advanced towards Mr. White and with clinched
list in proximity to Mr. White's face demanded
sy*V.~.^ w "SiIM -*"*^^#*s^SWtg^
to know why he did no take his seat as he was
required to do by the roles.
The chairman plied his gavel and called for
the sergeant-at-arms, bnt the services of that
officer were rendered unnecessary by the inter
ference of sensible men on both sides who sur
rounded the central figures in angry disputa
tion, and led them back to their respective
After a short time the storm spent its force,
a comparative lull fell upon the House and
discussion was closed, and the committee rose
and reported the bill to the House, with a
recommendation that it do pass.
Mr. McMahon moved to lay the bill on the
table. Defeated, yeas 59 nays 110. The bill
Mr. Keifer presented the House an invita
tion to be present at the decoration day ser
vices at Arlington, under the auspices of the
Grand Army of the Republic. Laid on the
Mr. Durham, from the committee on the de
partment of justice, reported a bill regulating
the salaries of United States district attorneys.
It fixes the salaries of such officers at from
$2,000 to $5,000, to be regulated by the amount
of business done in their respective districts,
except the salary of the district attorney for
the southern district of Ne York, which is
fixed at $10,000, and provides that the fees and
perquisites heretofore received by this officer
shall be covered into the treasury. I also reg
ulates the number and compensation of at
torneys. Printed and recommitted.
The Florida Invctttgation.
WASHINGTON, May 10.The members of the
joint Democratic caucus committee, together
with the Democratic members of the House
judiciary committee and other prominent Dem
ocratic Representatives, including Springer,
Finlay, and Williams of ichigan, who have
had immediate charge of the subject of the al
leged Florida Presidential frauds, after con
sulting with Speaker Randall to-day reached
the conclusion that the investigation
of matters connected with this sub
ject is not a question of privi
lege and therefore nothing can be
done except in the regular order of business.
Consequently it was determined that the prop
osition for investigation should come from the
judiciary committee. When it shall again be
called for reports, for action by the House, the
committee will then ask to investigate all the
facts in relation to the last election of mem
mers of Congress and of Presidential electors
in Florida, with view of ascertaining whether
the statements of McLin and others are trne
the investigation to be confined to these points
only and without reference to the question of
tho Presidential title.
DISASTERS-CEI1E. BURNING OF STRAIT'S FLOURING
MILL AT SHAKOPEE.
Explosion and Fire on an Ocean Steamer
Forty Persons Injured and Three Killed-
Portion of* the Crew Still Supposed to be
CutOff From SuccorHanging in South
CarolinaA Respected Citizen Turns Out
to be a Large DefaulterMiscellaneous
SHAKOPEE HILLS BURNED.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
SHAKOPEE, May 10.At half past nine o'clock
this morning the Shakopee mills took fire and
burned to the ground, leaving nothing but the
brick walls. There was about sixty barrels of
flour and all the top run and the scales saved.
The engine is not supposed to be badly damag
ed. They lost six thousand bushels of wheat
which was not insured. The insurance on the
machinery and building amounted to $15,000.
The mill waB owned by George Strait & Co.
Cause not known, but supposed to be a fric
tion of the belt.
OCEAN STEAMER BURNED.
LONDON, May 10.The Allen Line steamship
Sardinian, Capt. Dutton, from Liverpool May
9th for Quebec, is on fire at the entrance of
Lough Foyle, the harbor of Londondery. I is
reported an explosion of generated gas occur
red on board and that every effort to save the
vessel proved ineffectual. There were about
460 passengers aboard. A few were injured,
one fatally. Th Captain telegraphed imme
diately to Londonderry for accommodations for
400 passengers, and two tenders were sent to
the mouth of the Lough to assist in removing
the m. The Sardinian had put into
Lough Foyle to receive Irish passengers.
MOVILLE, May 10.The explosion on board
the steamship Sardinian, occurred at half-past
3 o'clock thit. afternoon in the forchold. Forty
persons were injured and three killed. Some
of the injured were dangerously hurt and
taken to Derry hospital. Attempts to scuttle
the ship were at the latest reports unsuccessful.
Some of the steerage passengers are reported to
be cut off from help, but it is believed they
will be saved. Four hundred passengers have
been taken to Londonderry.
LONDONDERRY, May 10.Many of the injured
by the explosion on board the Sardinian, are
not expected to recover. The vessel is on fire
amidships. Half of the watch in the forecastle
and a number of Bteerage passengers in the
fore part of the vessel are cut off from all
help. I is believed more of the passengers of
the Sardinian were killed than at first stated.
Her passengers were chiefly Germans and Ital
ians, but tnere were also some English and
Scotch emigrants on board.
ANOTHEB MUBDEB ON THE STAGE.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 10.A performer with
Whalen's variety combination of LouisviUe at
tempted at Rockford, Ind., yesterday, the feat
of shooting an apple frqm the head of a woman.
The aim miscarried and an eight year old boy
named Wiegel, who was playing outside the
canvass, was shot in the forehead and almost
The performer whose name cannot be learned,
was arrested, but as it was evidently an acci
dent, nobody could be found to file an affidavit
and he was released.
AMITE, La., May 10.Isaiah Evans, colored,
aged 23. was hanged here to-day for the mur
der of Edward Bowen, aged 18, on the 25th of
July, 1877. Over 20,000 people witnessed the
execution. After prayer by a colored preacher,
the noose was adjusted, and at noon the drop
fell, breaking the condemned man's neck.
Evans confessed the murder, saying he was
drunk when he fired the fatal Bhot. I an in
terview, EvanB said: I had a square trial.
Everything the witnesses said was pretty much
true. I felt at the time I ought to have done
it and aftei wards I felt I did wrong. I teU you
it's a hard thing when a man brings it on him
self, and whisky did it."
KILLED HIM WITH HIS OWN PISTOL.
FORT FETTERMAN, Wy. May 10.A quarrel
took place between Chas. Wiley and ChaB.
Moore, both employes of Powell & McManus,
freighters, in which Moore was killed. Wiley,
who was unarmed, was attacked by Moore and
beaten over the head with a six-shooter.
secured his adversary's weapon and with it shot
him several times. Verdict of justifiable hom
icide by the coroner's jury.
BOSTON, Mass., May 10.The custom house
authorities seized a quantity of millinery and
other goods belonging to milliners of this
city and smuggled by th em to New York.
PRISON OFFICIALS WHITEWASHED. ^&L
CHICAGO, May 10.The Tribune's Joliet sp
cial says: Th coroner's jury to-day, in the
case of Gus Reed, the negro convict who re
cently died nnder peculiar circumstances in
the penitentiary, gave a verdict that he died in
the solitary department from pulmonary apo
plexy brought on by persistent yelling while a
gag was in his mouth that the gag was pat in
by S. Reed and Park Leasure, acting under or
ders of their superior officers, and that the of
ficials were justified in giving such orders be
cause of the unruly conduct of the deceased.
The case has attracted some attention because
of the alleged extreme cruelty which has been
practiced on this man and on other convicts.
in Jii 11J
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1878.
OVER THE WATER.
A PARTIAL LULL IN WAR GOSSIP.
Apparently Waiting the Outcome of Count
Schonvaloff's MissionA Situation That
Austria Takes Advantage or to Show a
Little War SpiritNegotiations for Su r
render of Turkish Fortresses and With
drawal of Russians Said to Progress
ing FavorablySerious Labor Troubles
in EnglandArmed Constabulary Called,
and Many Persons InjuredLarge Fail
ures in Liverpool.
LONDON, May 11.The Times1
respondent says Lord Beaconsfield, in his last
interview with Count Schouvaloff, explained
with great precision, the special English inter
ests which England would, in aU circumstan
ces, protect. England, as before, lays chief
stress upon a European settlement of the ques
tion, attaching weight to form only so far as
it affects the principle. Tb fact, therefore,
that England is entering into pour parkrs obout
various points of the treaty cannot be inter
preted by Russia aajthowing a disposition on
the part of the British cabinet to swerve from
the line first adopted. Meanwhile, the war
party in 8t. Petersburg are beginning to stir
Count Schouvaloff. is thought too Eng
lish in his views, and on his arrival he will find
a strong counter-current set in against his per
son, as well as his mission. His visit to Prince
Bismarck looks as if he saw his danger, and
was intent upon securing the co-operation of
tbe Geman chancellor.
Negotiations for the surrender of the fortress
es and the withdrawal of the Russian army
from Constantinople are reported progressing
A Belgrade dispatch reports Bosnia in a 6tate
of great agitation, the insurrection spreading
and the insurgent force calling upon Chris
tians to join th em or burn their uillages. Th
Daily Telegraph announces that Viscount Sou
din is to be admitted to a seat in the cabinet.
A dispute in the Wocelsfield cotton trade was
ended by the hands agreeing to accept five per
cent, reduction, working four days a week.
LONDON, May 11.A Vienna correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph eays it is believed Prince
Bismarck's counsels to Count Schouvaloff were
pacific. informed the latter that he would
do all in his power to bring about an under
The JVetofi* special Berlin says the tone of the
press is not altogether confident. Th news
from Vienna is generally warlike and seems to
indicate that Austria does not regard her pros
pects improved by the peaceful turn of negotia
tions between England and Russia.
BERLI N, May 10.Count Schouvaloff arrived
here to-day from Freidsrichse. visited
Count Von Bulow, the secretary of state for
foreign office, and left for St. Petersburg.
S T. PETERSBURG, May 10.The Agence Itusse
says all the newspaper revelations respecting
proposals whereof Count Schouvaloff is bearer,
are hypothetical. Th government itBelf does
not know the proposals. I Count Schouvaloff
could have telegraphed, or otherwise trans
mitted them, tins journey would have been
needless. This fact, however, does not pre
clude a Pacific solution. Prince Golitzyne has
succeeded Gen Trepoff as prefect of the St.
SEEKING MODERATE COUNSELS.
PARIS, May 10.The Temps, commenting on
the urgent summons to St Petersburg of
Coumany, who was a political diplomatist be
fore occupying his present poet, says he is re
garded as one of those Russians best acquainted
with the Eastern question. is on excellent
terms with Count Schouvaloff, whose views on
the present phase of the political situation he
approves. We are assured he was alwaj op
posed to those clauses of the San 8tefano treaty,
which raised the strongest objections, and with
Prince Labanoff, the Russian ambassador at
Constantinople, Baron Jomini and Count
Schouvaloff, be will represent at the Russian
court the civilization party in opposition to
Gen. Ignatieff, who represents the other party,
and whose influence for some days seems to
have materially diminished.
ADBIANOPLE HIS BASE.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 10.In case of war,
General Todelben intends making Adrianoplo
the base of operations, and final stand for the
army south of the Balkans. I will be defended
by five hundred guns, and Gen. Todleben be
lieves it will be impregnable.
BERLI N. May 10.The semi-official Xord
Deutsche Allegemaine Zeitung, far from believ
ing that sixty millions florins about to be rais
ed by Austria, will be employed in anti-Russian
armaments, is of opinion the money will be
quietly put by to serve as a permanent mobil
ization fund after the fashion of the famous
German war chest. Similar views are general
in Berlin, where anti-Russian articles crop out
in the Austrian inspired press, is regarded as
so many attempts to allay Hungarian feeling
and make Europe believe in an independent
policy, which has long ceased to exist.
LONDON, May 10.In the House of Commons
last evening, Mr. Chamberlain, radical, an
nounced he would postpone until Monday his
request for the day, to discuss his resolution
concerning the government's foreign policy,
practically a vote of censure on the govern
ment's policy during negotiations since the
treaty of San Stef ano. The liberal leaden are
not likely to give Chamberlain any assissance.
Henry Fawcett, liberal, yesterday gave notice
on going into committee of supply on the sup
plementary estimates, he would move the
house disapproves of summoni ng Indian troops
to Malta without first communicating that in
tention to Parliament. The opposition leaders
may adopt the motion or substitute a similar
PRINCE MILAN'S MERCY.
BELGRAD E, May 10.In consequence of the
representations of foreign diplomatic agents,
Prince Milan refuses to sign the death war
rants of the condemned Tapoles revolutionists.
he ministers decline to accept any responsi
bility for such refusal.
TO BE SHOT.
LONDO N, May 11.A Belgrade dispatch, con
tradicting press reports, says the efforts made
lately in favor of a commutation of the senten
ces of the Tapola revolutionists, have finally
been rejected by Prince Milan and a majority
of the cabinet. Ex-Minister Thumit ch and
twenty-two others will therefore be shot.
BLACKBURN, Eng., Ma 10.The rioting
which began at Darwin Thursday was renewed
this evening. One hundred and seventy police
armed with cutlasses were engaged several
hours qneUing the disturbance. Several con
stables and rioters were injured, and consider
able damage done to property.
THE CUMBRIA AGAIN.
LONDON, May 11.The Standard understands
the Russian ambassador at Rome, has said the
steamer Cimbria was engaged to transport men
and officers to America, where they will cross
the continent and other vessels take th em to
the mouth of the Atnoor, this being 21 days
shorter than the route across Liberia. The ob
ject is merely for the better protection of Rus
sian possessions on the lower Amoor.
PARDON TO REFUGEES.
ATHEN S, May 10.The Turkish minister here
notified refugees from insurgent provinces that
they have fall liberty to return to their homes,
the Sultan having granted th em amnesty.
LONDON, May 10.Advices from Cape Town
of April 16th, says it is officially announced
that the Griquas are disaffected. Engagements
have occurred in which some parties of Gri-
I *t" "t '^l*
quas have been defeated. A general rising of
Kaffirs is reported from Pirie bush district.
LONDON, May 10.A special from Rome says
although the Pope is suffering from inflamma
tion of the liver, the cardinals oDpose his re
moval from the Vatican. The negotiations be
tween the Vatican and Russia have completelJy
THE CUBAN REBELLION.
MADRI D, May 10.The government has in
duced Gen. Martinez Campos to remain in
Cuba and direct another campaign against the
Cuban insurgents Maceo and Vincente Garcia.
he government have granted him five million
pounds for expenses of his army reinforce
ments of 10,000 men and the power to carry
LONDON, May 10.A Berlin dispatch says the
German government has decided to decline the
invitation from the United States to attend the
international coinage congress.
LONDON, May 10.At Macclesfield the weav
ers have struck against five per cent, reduction.
Notices of ten per cent, reduction have been
posted in the Bury district, and the men will
strike. She spinners at Hadley have received
notice of five per cent, reduction. A Bolton,
where the operatives last October submitted to
five per cent, reduction after a two months
strike, a further reduction of five per cent,
airiSffiS^ are enforced to remain in idleness.
LONDON, May 10.A Liverpool correspondent
referring to the failure of Dean, Kerby, Carter
& Co., provision merchants, and Wm. Falk,
provision merchant, with liabilities of $60,000,
says it is feared these failures are only the fore
runners of many more, unless the present de
pression is overcome, of which there are no
Raffles had future contracts for 30,000 bales
of cotton. HiB liabilities are 15,000 to 20
Thos. Grundy, a builder of S*uthport, Liver
pool and Wolverhampton, has failed. Liabili
Rumored Sale of Steamships to tho Rus
BALTIMORE, Md., May 10.It is rumored here
to-night that several of the best steamers
of the North-German Lloyd line, between
this city and Bremen, have been sold to the
Russian government. Th Baltimore agents
of the line have no knowledge of such sale, but
it is known here that the best ships have been
replaced by others, and applicants for first
class cabin passage have been informed that
they could not be accomodated here but must
sail from New York.
Exports and Imports at New York.
NEW YORK, -May 10.The Daily Bulletin pub
lishes a table showing the exports from the
port of New York for the 10 months ending the
30th of April, which, including $13,642,771
specie, amounted to $294,423,554, against
$258,199,485 for the same portion of the pre
vious fiscal year. The imports on the contrary,
show a decrease, being, including $35,581,838
specie, but $258,715,611, against $264,553,363
for the same portion of the previous fiscal year
The customs duties collect at Ne York the
past ten months aggregated $78,350,311.
Fall of a Most Respected Citizen.
CHICAGO, May 10.It has just transpired
that A. Waldron a prominent coal dealer of
this city, and a most respected man, is short in
his accounts as treasurer of the village of
Hyde Park, in the amount of from sixty to
seventy-five thousand dollars. has been
treasurer 5 years, and has gradually become
more and more involved in business and in in
vestments, so that when his term expires, as it
will in a few days, he will be unable to set
tle. Tho Order Removing the Ute Indians
Counter ran nded.
LEAVENWORTH, KS May 10.An order waB
received at Fort Leavenworth to-day from di
vision headquarters, countermanding the order
for expeditions to remove the Ut Indians to
New Mexico. The organization was at once
disbanded and the soldiers sent back to their
regiments. The horses will be returned to
Rock Island and everything will remain in
statu quo awaiting the action of Congress.
Bedistrictlnc Ohio According to the Votes
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 10.The Democratic
members of the House held a caucus to-night
and agreed by a vote of 47 to 2 to support a bill
reported by the select committee to redistrict
the State for Congressional purposes. This bill
is based on the Presidential vote of 1876, and
will give the Democrats fourteen and the Re
publicans six Congressional districts.
Miss Catharine Beecher Stricken with Ap
oplexy and Dying.
N EW YORK, May 10.In the course of his
talk to -night at Plymouth church? Mr. Beecher
announced the receipt of a telgarm from his
brother Thomas, at Elmyra, stating that their
sister, Miss Catharine Beecher had been sticken
with apoplexy and was dying.
The Eight Hour Law.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10.The workmen of
Mare Island navy yard, last night appointed
Jacob W. Davis, of the Philadelphia yard, their
representative to assist the Eastern yard em
ployes in gettine a bill through Congress, de
claring the true meaning and intent of the
eight hour law. Also voted to devote half a
day'B pay of all employes to defray expenses.
Death of Major Todd, S. A
S T. LOUIS, May 10.Major Todd, command
ant at Jefferson barracks, who was thrown from
his buggy, while on his way home from this
city, the night before last, died to-day. Hi
skull was fractured and he lay unconscious
from the time of the accident until his death.
Co ol jfo-Day.
WASHINGTON, May 11.Indications for the
upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys,
cooler northwest, backing to southwest winds,
stationary barometer, and partly cloudy
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. May 10.Milwaukees 1
LOWELL, Mass., May 10.Lowells 2 Buf
GRAND JURY WORK.
List of the Indictments Found and Accu
The grand jury gave evidence yesterday of
its industry in the presentation of six indict
ments before the district court. These true
bills were as follows: Emanuel Harris, col
ored, for razor-slashing August Fischer in Le h
man n's saloon on St Peter street George An
derson, colored, a former cook of the Inter
national, for an assault with the intent to com
mit rape upon his own daughter, a child of ten
years of age Jennie Green, for robbery from
the person of a guest of the American hou6e
Thos.O' Brien for the theft of clothing belonging
to John Picha and James Daly, forth larceny
of a box of shoes belonging to Temme &
On being arraigned, the last named pleaded
guilty. Jennie Green will plead this morning,
and the balance declared themselves not guil
The following were discharged: Mary Jor
dan, knocking over a pile of laths Edmund
Dorherty, the alleged Merchant's hotel thief
Reilly and Hines accused of stealing cigars from
McManus & Co. and Henry Volkmann, charg
ed with the theft of money from Gruber's sa
The grand jury, it is understood, will return
five or six more indictments this morning at
10 o'clock, and will then adjourn nntil Monday
at the same hour.
i LIU i ii inlf iiiiiriwiMipiiwp
OUR ROTTEN NAVY.
REPORT OF MOUSE COMMITTEE] ON
Startling Expose of Extravagance and Dis
regard of Law of the Robeson's of the De-
partmentMillions of the People's Money
Misappropriated and Squandered and
Honest Debts Left Unpaid.
WASHINGTON, May 10.The committee on ex
penditures in the navy department made a
report to-day. They say that extravagance
and disregard of legal restraints have been rec
ognized at almost every step of their inquiry
and previous to the beginning of the present
administration of the department. A the out
set they were staggered by the immense sums
apparently owing by the several bureaus, reach
ing to a sum of more than $7,000,000, and this,
too, notwithstanding the enormous appropri
ations made annually, from 1860 to 1876, both
inclusive, aggregating an amount of $149,000,-
000. compensate the vast outlay, we have
a navy contemptible even in comparison with
those of the 3d and 4th rate powers. Notwith
standing the plain terms of the law, purchases
have been chiefly made by which the navy de-
in obedience ot expediencies, but vastly in i
cess of its means. This violation of law, with
out warrant in precedent or authority, or a de
pleted treasury, has been to the extent of mil
lions of dollars, and has been the food on
which pampered favorites have fattened, while
it has prevented payments of money due a
meritorious class of creditors, to such an ex
tent that many have been involved in bank
ruptcy, and all of them subjected to irreparable
loss. amount of purchases and bureau orders within
the last few years aggregated more than $20,-
000,000, and the advantage of open markets
have been ignored, fair competition avoided,
and both the spirit and letter of the law disre
garded. A large share of the indebtedness of
the department is due on account of contracts
for repairs, more properly for rebuilding tho
Puritan, Amphitite, Terror, Monadnock, and
Miantonomach intended to be double
turreted monitors. The cnotracts con
tain clauses providing for the ex
change of new for old material. This involves
a violation of the law on the part of tbe
secretary of the navy. Th sum which has
been paid or remains due on contracts for con
struction of said vessels, is $1,316,250.
One of the largest contingent liabilities of the
1865 government, grows out of oiders for tim
ber and iron-clads, and boilers, suspended by
the present secretary of the navy.
The majority of the committee report that
the indebtedness which they have mentioned,
is owing to certain parties, the amounts op
posite their respective names in the bureau of
engineering, aggregating $1,423,576 in the
bureau of construction and repair, $729,534
amounts due for timber in the bureau of con
struction and repair, $416,392 bureau of pro
visions and clothing, $447,935, making a total
In conclusion, the majority recommend the
adoption of the following resolution: That
the committee on appropriations be and is
hereby instructed to report an appropriation in
the sum of $3,177,738, or so much thereof a
may be necessary, to enable the secretary to
pay the claims mentioned to the respective
That the secretary of the navy be, and he is
hereby instructed to cancel the contracts dated
March 3d, 1877, with Phineas Burgess, for the
completion of the Monadnock, $95,-
000 with Wm Camp & Sons,
for the completion of tho Terror,
$578,000 with Harlin & Hollingsworth, for
completion of the Amphetite, $578,000 with
John Roach, for the completion of the Puritan,
$1,417,642. Also tho contracts with the South
Boston Iron company, dated respectively
March 7th and 10th, 1877, for the construction
of boders, together amounting to $36,002.63.
This report is signed by Representatives Wil- hand. Mr.
lis, Whitthornc, Carlisle and Pridemore
The minority report of the committee, signed
by Representatives Page, Hubbell and Asa
Williams of Oregon, says the report of the ma
jority of the committee has the great defect of
ignoring the testimony taken by the commit
tee, the plain conclusions to be drawn from it,
to create an occasion for undeserved censure.
They believe the truth is desired by Congress,
rather than fault-finding, and that it is not
well to substitute unsupported assertions and
assumptions for sworn evidence. They have,
therefore, not been able to agree with the ma
jority in their presentation of the results of
this investigation and the sweeping censure of
all concerned, and then give their own conclu
sions derived from the testimony.
The principal part of the indebtedness of the
navy department is for the rebuilding of five
double turreted iron clads. It is difficult to
see where any reason is found, either in law or
testimony, to criticize any contracts for re
building of these great war vessels, on the
ground that such contracts were not in pursu
ance of advertisements. Such matters aic not
subject to advertisement, and cannot
practically be more so, and noth
ing in the provisions of the law governing
purchases for supplies and services in the navy
department, has any application to such con
tracts. The practice has been to secure com
petition among bidders by advertisement or
by personal notice, and the testimony taken
shows this was done before the contracts for
building the iron clads were given out, and low
rates were secured from competent parties, but
from the foundation of the government it has
not been held that the law requires such works
to be advertised and let to the lowest bidder
secured by such advertisement.
With regard to open purchase of supplies
and tervices, the testimony is uniform that the
government gets better articles at cheaper rates
than where it is done by advertising. The
bulk of the purchases have been by advertise
ment, an the law required, the exception being
where immediate delivery or performance was
I conclusion, the minority say the exact
amount of the indebtedness of the navy de
partment is $3,217,738. The creation of this
indebtedness arose largely from the change of
policy by Congress, by which the appropria
tions forth working bureaus of the depart
ment were greatly reduced, leaving the work
contracted for and necessary to be finished in
an incomplete state. There was nothing crim
inal or improper in the mode this indebtedness
arose, and nothing has been concealed fretn
Congress. Parties dealt with may well com
ploin that the government disregarded its jnst
obligations by leaving them unpaid.
The minority agree with the majority in the
recommendation for the payment of this debt
and present a resolution instructing the secre
tary of the navy to examine the contracts for
the completion of tb Monadnock, Terror,
Amphilite, and Puritan, and also the contracts
with the Sonth Boston Iron company for the
construction of boilers, together amounting to
$3,600,263, and on being satisfied that the same
are with responsible parties and for proper
prices, to confirm and carry out the same, that
an appropriation be made therefor.
Reports ordered printed and recommitted.
WASHINGTON, May 10.The Senate confirmed
the foUowing nominations to-day: United
States marshalsG. Schnelger, Iowa, for the
Territory of Wyoming C. S. Chase, Wisconsin,
Territory of Idaho Norman Buck, Minnesota,
United States attorney for the Territory of
Subscriptions to the four per cent, loan to
Lieutenants Lafeste and Sablinski, of the
Russian navy, arrived here yesterday and are
sojourning at the Russian legation. They came
to this country on the Cimbria.
The secret service division is informed that
new counterfeit one dollar notes nave made
their appearance in Chicago. They are on the
Second National bank of Wilkesbarre, Pa., and
National Severe bank of Boston, Mass. They
are a transfer from the counterfeit plate of the
Merchants National bank of Ne Bedford,
Mass., which made its appearance last week.
Tbe work is well executed, and aU national
bank notes of this denomination should be
carefully examined, as other counterfeit is
sues from this plate are likely to be placed on
A MYSTERY SOLVED.
THE ROOT OF THE MISSING YOUTH
A Clear Case of SuicideThe Situation and
Condition of the Body-Finding the Pistol
"Which UsedThe Inquest to be Be
As noted extensively at the time in the
GLOB E, Fchier disappeared on March 1st,
from the residence of his uncle, Hermann Trott,
Esq., land commissioner of the St. Paul & Pa
cific railroad. The circumstances of the case
must be familiar to the readers of the GLOB E,
of the period indicated, but will bear repeti
Mr. Fehler was a youth, aged 19 cars, ho
had come directly to his uncle from Germany.
He was possessed of a fine education and spoke
English quite fluently. However, since his ad
vent in this city, he had severely suffered from
illness, and betrayed a tendency
to mental aberration. On the
evening previous to his disappearance,
an informal party of young folks of his own
age, with whom he was a decided favorite, as
sembled at Mr. Trott's house, and engaged in
indifferent pastimes. Mr. Fehler declined to
join therein, stating that he did not feel nlto
gether well, and retired at about 9 p. M. About
7 o'clock the following morning, the young man
left the house, and, in spite the best con
certed efforts of his friends, all trace of him
About noon yesterday, Willie Crest, aged
about ten or twelve years, a son of P. Crest,
was strolling, with other boys, in pursuit of
rabbits, through some thick ousheb in Arling
ton Hills' addition to the city, when ho
discovered a corpse. immediately in
formed his father, who, in turn, at
once notified the coroner, Dr. Stein. That
official promptly proceeded to the spot, having
first secured the attendance of parties to form
a jury in case he should not find a sufficient
number to impanel. As it was suspected tho
body just discovered might be that of jonti^
Fehler, Mr. Trott was notified, and he drove
out. The only representatives of the press
were from the GLO BE and Volkswitung.
Arriving in the vicinity, the corner impanel
ed the following jury: Thomas Smith,
Thomas W. Heathcote, J. Crest, "Doc"Capin,
George E Huseo and Nic. Weiler. The body
was found in the clump of bushes, ljing upon
its right side, with the face three-quarters
downward. Decomposition, of course, had
claimed its own, and the hands and fate, the
only parts visible beyond the clothing, were
quite black, the bones of the fingers protrud
ing beyond the rotting integument of flesh.
The mouth was open, the nose (sunken, and
the eye-sockets vacant. The right side of the
face was the most decomposed. The clothing,
as always happens in Buch cases, had withstood
bravely the effects of "decay's effac
ing fingers." I the pockets were
discovered a small silver watch,
attached.to an Albert gold chain, a small pieco
of lead pencil, and a scrap of paper, on which
was a caricature IU red ink and on the back
these words, "You call at Mr. Trott's, my
name is Spra." There were also two hand
kerchiefs, in the corner of one being embroid
ered, "H. No. 12," a small bundle of key*,
and a pair of gloves. The body was clothed
a blue heavy oveicoat, a sprinkled gray and
white sack coat, and blue Scotch vent and
pants. The black hat lay near.
Mr. Trott at once identified the remains as
those of his nephew, and stepped back much
affected. Recovering himself, he btated that,
on the morning of his nephew's leading the
house, he had discovered an empty cartridge
box, leading him to think that his nephew mind,
have carried with him a revolver, and asked
that a search be instituted for the weapon.
The pistol, almoet to)-like in its size and
of the Erdchard Wadsworth patent,
was discovered under the leaves about
two feet from the outstretched nh
Trott also explained that the
inscription on the back of the paper was not
in the handwriting of the deceawed but had
been penned in a joke by one of the docedenv,
This closed the proceedings where the body
was found, and the party drove back to town.
Mr. Trott directed the Steeslims., undertakers,
to take charge of the body, and deposit the re
mains in the morgue to await the resumed in
quest at 10 A. M. to-day, the corpse being,
meanwhile, by the direction of the coronpr,
watched by two of the juiy uatil the arrival of
Last evening a GLO BE reporter called upon
Mr. Trott, and asceitained the latter had no
question that the body was that of his long
lost nephew, on whose account he had suffen-d
weeks' of anxious suspense. Hi theory ot
death was suicide. believed that on th last
night the young man was in his house ho must
have suffered terribly, just as ho lud done
before, and, thus induced, poor Fehler hud
formed the rash resolve, which had ended
in self-inflicted death. Sad as the end liad
cen, and not altogether unanticipated, it was,
at least, a partial consolation to feel that tho
anxiety of the past two months was endcl, and
that the tragic fate of his nephew had been so
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.
L,it of Grand and Petit Jurors Draw n.
The next session of the United States Dis
trict court convenes at Winona, June 3. The
following are the grand and petit jurors which
have been drawn for that term:
P. Berry, New Hartford.
E. W. Denton, Rochester.
Alex. Fletcher, Winona,
Seth Hotcbkiss, Owatonna.
W. 8. Hoyt, Canton.
W. W. Williams, Medford.
Girart Hewitt, St. Paul.
Henry Downs, Bt. Peter.
H. Butts, Plainview.
S. A. Kemp, Red Wing.
Cyrus Kellogg, Rochester.
A Booth, Caledonia.
Lewis Hancock, Kellogg.
J. W. Fulkerson, Marion.
W. Featherson, Red Wing.
H. M. Hastings, Lemond.
George Canniff, Byron.
W. O. Bennett, St. Charles.
H. A. Graves, Highland.
A. J. Stevens, Rushford.
James Walker, Saratoga.
O. Aldrich, Little Valley.
James Potter, Vermillion.
A. G- Murray, Owatonna.
W. Brown, Lake City.
W. 8. Dugan. Wabashaw.
John Gage, Weaver,
T. Morgan, Corinna.
J. Gibbs, Geneva.
M. A. Wooley, Utica.
B. S. Cook, Owatonna.
George E. Haskins, Winona.
Daniel Dcnsmore, Red Wing.
John W. Northfield, Mazeppa.
Charles L. Yale, St Paul.
James Marshall, Red Wing.
William Morin, Albeit Lea.
Henry C. Bolcem, Winona.
Henry Hopkins, Weaver.
William O. tfulcahy, Rochester.
J. Cooper, Caledonia.
R. Montague, Rochester.
J. S. Worthington. St Paul.
Charles Ward, Zambrota.
Peter Speltz, Rollingstone.
Oscar Murphy, Lemond.
Robert Bullen, Elba.
Wm. Dyer, Hastings.
Jesse Mclntire, Red Wing.
J. C. Ramsey, St Paul.
Wm. Hayman, Jr., Hay Creek.
Jo hn N Johnson, Leonora.
James G. Lawrence, Wabashaw.
James McDonald, Merton.
William Kelly, High Forest.
Obadiab Eames, Wacouta.
Irving Todd, Hastings.
A. A. Cady, Dover Centre.
The United States treasurer will to-night
send $2,000,000 of five hundred dollar silver
certificates to the assistant treasurer at Ne