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ST. PAUL, THURSDAY, JUKE 6, 1878.
THE brewers, now holding their national
convention, claim that beer is a temperance
drink. We suppose they mean it qualifies
the terrible example for active work.
PETEB COOPEB says he sees no cause and
thinks no apprehension of revolation need
be entertained from the electoral inquiry,
and the Republican papers have suddenly
discovered that the old man is losing his
mental vigor.
JOHN SHERMAN claims to be a grammarian
and thinks tbat, therefore, he could wntc noth
ing wrong. Try your syntax in a resignation,
John.Chicar/o Tiiiiei.
There would be nothing wrong in that,
but "on the contrary quite the leverse."
BILLY CHANDLER is pleased with the re
sults of the Louisiana investigation thus
far. He knew it would be so. It will be re
membered that Billy had no hand in engi
neering the Louisiana business. When the
committee get down to work in Florida it
will be time enough for him to make wry
faces.
THE mania for regicide may leceive a sud
den check if a few of the conspirators in the
plot to assassinate the Emperor William are
ever caught. The German government is
not in a temper to deal leniently with them,
and the sympathy of all Europe is sure to be
extended in support of any effort tending to
their extei ruination.
CARTER HARRISON, the Chicago statesman
who carries the proud bird of freedom in his
coat-tail pocket, and allows him to soar
above his head in his oratorical flights, con
gratulates himself on the fact that by his ef
forts the tide of Hexicanization has been
stayed. When the fool-killer is making his
rounds Carter will do well to take to the
woods.
STANLEY MATTHEWS finds little sympathy
among his Republican brethren the plight
in whioh he finds himself. Their only ex
cuse for his meddling in the Louisiana af
fair is that he is a fool. Some men would
rather be called a knave than a fool, but
Stanley doesn't seem to have the privilege
of a choice. He seems, however, to be in a
fair way of meriting both epithets.
GBAOE GREENWOOD is generally so tendei
hearted that she would not willingly hurt a
mosquito, but the continuous beaming of the
de facto President's countenance has exasper
ated her beyond endurance, and in her last
letter to the New Yoik Times she likens him
to the indefinite
"Old man, who cried, 'How
Shall 1 flee from this horrible cow
I will sit on the stile,
And continue to smile,
Which may soften the heart of that cow.'"
Tally a center shot for Grace.
MR. HAYES has all along been anxious,
Tery anxious, to have this whole matter of
electoial frauds investigated thoroughly, so
that the people, reading the evidence, might
be satisfied with his innocence of any parti
cipation in the crimes. Nevertheless, Mr.
Cox, his warmest personal friend on the
committee, proposed and urged that the
committee take all evidence in secret session.
He refuses to be comforted because the Dem
ocratic members would have none of it.
Put this and that together, etc.
THE New York Sun intimates that not
only were the returns from Florida and
Louisiana falsified, but that the decision of
the electoral tribunal was brought about
corrupt means. It hints that Justice Brad
ley, the day before the final vote was taken,
prepared an elaborate opinion in support of
Tilden's claims to the Presidency, but theto
Texas Pacific jobbers brought such power^
ful influences to bear upon him that the next
day he flopped and gave the prize to Hayes.
If these statements should turn out to be
susceptible of proof there will be an addi
tional reason for stirring matters up.
THAT the Republican party managers are
capable of committing any dirty trick by
which the force of Anderson's testimony can
be broken was exemplified yesterday, when
Reed, in cross-examining the witness, tried
to entrap him into swearing that a
counterfeit of the agreement between Weber
and himself was the original. Anderson de
tected the forgery, although it was very
cleverly executed, and promptly exposed it.
Of course, if he had been caught in the
trapand he might have been innocently
deceivedthe original would have been pro
duced and a great hue-and-cry of perjury
would have gone up from the fraud support
ing papers all over the country. The trick
was a dishonorable one, but it has served a
good purpose by proving that the original
is still in Stanley Matthews' possession
otherwise the counterfeit could not have
been produced.
WILL HAYES ABDICATE*
The overwhelming evidence of Anderson
aa to the guilt of several of Mr. Hayes' confi
dential advisers and friends, and the strong
presumption which it raises of a guilty
knowledge of the frauds committed on the
part of the acting executive, is having a
notable effect upon public sentiment not
only among the politicians at Washington,
but throughout the country at large. The
electoral inquiry is no longer derided as a
scheme to make political capital or to pre
cipitate revolution, but is treated by all fair
minded men and newspapers of both parties
as a necessary measure to purge the country
of the mass of corruption that has accumu
lated and lay festering like an ulcer in our
body politic. It is but justice to say
that few who at first opposed the inquiry
had any adequate conception of the magni
tude of the crime that resulted in the inaug
uration of Mr Hayes, and their opposition
was due to the supposition that the testi
mony adduced would be but a rehash of the
old stories that have obtained currency dur
ing the past eighteen months, the paternity
of which no one knew. The evidence of
Anderson, however, fortified as it was by a
formidable array of documentary proof, has
shown that the full depth of the infamy has
never been 1 cached, and if we are to believe
the somewhat vague hints that proceed from
the committee roams, there is yet amass of
new and cumulative evidence in reserve that
will startle the country from end to end.
The festering sore having now been bro
ken, it is agreed by all honest men that it
should be probed to the bottom, and the en
mass of corruption driven out, and if it
shall be shown that any public officer has
been guilty of the crimes imputed to him,
such a storm of public indignation will arise
as to drive him from the place he disgraces
by his presence. No prevarication can save
him from the punishment which an outraged
public sentiment shall demand.
It is already intimated in political circles
at Washington that Mr. Hayes, being satisfied
of the truth of Anderson's statements, will
not wait the conclusion of the investigation,
but will at once flee fiom the White House
to avoid the hurricane that is about to over
take him. These rumors have already
alarmed the Democrats, and they are doing
all in their power to keep him where he is
until the testimony is all in, and the proper
legal steps can be taken to impeach and try
him for the crime of the fruits of which he
was a partaker, if he did not actually partici
pate in its commission. The trepidation of
Mr. Hayes is not a fancy. It is even now
obseivablerin his frantic efforts to clear his
skirts, and the endeavors of his personal
friends to suppress or explain facts that may
be damaging to his record, even at the sacri
fice of such men as Sherman and Matthews.
But it is questionable if the people of the
country will be satisfied with any such vica
rious sacrifice. Sherman and Matthews have
sins enough of their own to answer for with
out shouldering those of Hayes, and they,
as well as he, are marked for the execution
er's block.
But assuming that Mr. Hayes is, as he
claims, innocent of any participation in or
knowledge of the means employed to gain
for him the electoral vole of Louisiana,
what other course is open to him but abdi
cation? When convinced that he holds the
Presidency by virtue of fraud can he claim
to be an honest man or a true Republican,
and yet letain his seat? If he should do so
his memory would descend to posterity be
neath a load of obloquy, followed by the
execrations of the entire people. If the in
quiry now in progress shall develop the
promised factsif Anderson's testimony
shall be fully corroborated by other witnesses
there will be no other recourse left, and Mr.
Hayes should at once resign his seat at the
head of the government and retire to private
lifea life more honorable and a career
more honored than would be a century on a
throne to which he had no legal or moral
light.
THE CHINESE PROBLEM.
Here in Minnesota, where we know little
of the chaiacter and habits of the Chinese,
we uie at a loss to divine what has created
such a deadly dislike of the race in the
breasts of residents of the Pacific coasta
dislike so strong that it has resulted in the
enactment of laws in all the Pacific States
prohibiting their further importation, culmi
nating by the passage of a bill in Congress
practically prohibiting their immigration to
any part of the United States. We are ac
customed to refer to this country as
a refuge for the oppressed of all nation
tions, and to regard any legislation di
rected against foreigners of any nationality
as contrary to the spirit of our institutions.
But the Chinese are wholly different from
all other races, and their right to a residence
here should be viewed from an entirely dif
ferent standpoint.
Idolaters for ages before the Christian era,
they cling to their traditions with the utmost
tenacity, and all efforts to Christianize or
civilize them have proved utterly futile.
They come to this country with no intention
of remaining, engage in menial occupations
and drive out all competitors by performing
their work for prices on which a civilized
human being would starve. Their virtues
are industry and frugality their vices
are without number, and of such a
beastial nature that their mere
mention would be the acme of in
decency. They produce nothing to the State,
but are a source of constant outlay for poing
lice and health surveillance. Whatever
money they can make they carry with them
the Celestial kingdom, leaving nothing be
hind but a remembrance of their vices and
crimes. It is no mere race prejudice such as
led to the enslavement of the African, that
actuates the people of California, Oregon
and Nevada to demand their exclusion from
their borders, but a well-grounded fear for
the welfare, moral, intellectual andy indus
trial, of the country at large. To be over
run by a horde of barbarians sowing the
seeds of loathsome disease and polluting the
atmosphere with the most debasing vices,
restrained by no moral obligations, is not a
pleasant fate to contemplate, and the people
of the slope are not to be thoughtlessly con
demned in the stand they have taken in op
position to "Chinese cheap labor."
The danger of an influx of these barbari
ans as a result of the famine in China and
the partial destruction of the barriers to
their entry by the overthrow of the Otto
man power, is already beginning to alarm
some of the nations of Europe. It is not to
be expected that the three hundred millions
of Celestials will remain at home to become
the victims of famine, when they can almost
see the fields of plenty on the European con
tinent. It is hard to discern what the effect
upon civilization would be if, as in a form
age, Europe should be overrun by a barbar
ous race, bringing their religion and their
vices with them, but the problem will, with
out donbt, have to be faced. As long as (he
Muaselman power existed it formedftbarrier
of defense to Europe. Now that it is prac
tically wiped out, nothing but a miracle can
prevent the overflow. St jg*
BADGER LAW-MAKERS.
Gov. Smith Recommends State Aid to the
Victims of tlie Late TornadoMadison
Tickles the Solons by A Invitation to
An Excursion and Blow-OutCompiler
of the Blue BookDeath of A Old,though
Faithful and Highly Respected Official.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
MADISON, Wis., June 5.In the Senate a mes
sage was read from Gov. Smith recommending
that some action be taken by the Legislature
to relieve the distress caused by the late ter
rific tornado through southern Wisconsin.
Senator Burrows, on behalf of the mayor and
citizens of Madison, invited the members of
the Legislature, employes and reporters, to a
grand legislative excursion around Fourth lake,
to take place on Thursday afternoon, commenc
ing at 2 o'clock.
Senator Anderson introduced the following
joint resolution, which lies over under the
rules:
Resolved, That there shall be a joint commit
tee appointed to take into consideration the
recommendation of the Governor in regard to
the damages .done by the recent tornado, and
that the Senate appoint one member, and the
Assembly one member from each connty
throngh which such tornado passed, and that
said committee have power to introduce a bill
for the relief of such sufferers, if in their opin
ion State aid is required.
The report of the revision committee was
lead, and the Senate took recess till 2. P. M.
IN THE ASSEMBLY
the speaker announced the standing commit
tees, which are the same as at last session. A
long discussion was had on the resolution re
stricting the number of employes. Finally,
under the operations of the previous question,
the resolution was adopted, after being
amended so as to leave the matter discretionary
with the speaker, chief clerk, and sargeant-at
arms.
The Senate joint resolution limiting the busi
ness of the session to action upon the revision
of the statutes, or matter pertaining thereto,
came up and was concurred in.
MADISON, WIS., June 5.The Senate con
vened at 2 o'clock P. M., and worked faithfully
and diligently till 10 o'clock at night. Numer
ous amendments were made and adopted,
amending the report of the joint special com
mittee on revision to the work of revisors, and
finally passed the bill to revise the general
statutes by vote of twenty-nine to nothing.
The bill goes to the assembly in the morning,
when it is understood it will be concurred in
and passed by the Senate.
THE BLUE BOOK.
The secretary of state has appointed D. H.
Pnlsifer, of Shawanee, compiler of the blue
book. Mr. Pulsifer is an old newspaper man,
has served several terms in the legislature, and
is every way qualified to make a perfect blue
book.
DEATH OP A HIGHLY BESPECTED OFFICIAL.
Lafayette Kellogg, clerk of the supreme
court of Wisconsin since its organization, a
gentleman every sense of the word, died at
his residence last night at midnight. Mr. Kel
logg has been in feeble health for some time.
His death is regretted by a large circle of warm
friends in this State.
THE ARMY OF TH E POTOMAC.
A General Meeting at Springfield Yesterday
SPBINGFIELD, Mass., June 5.At a general
meeting of the Society of the Army of the
Potomac, the president, Gen. Slocura, was in
the chair. Rev. A. D. Mayo, of Springfield,
offered prayer, when Rev. Henry Ward Beecher,
who was the orator of the occasion, was intio
duced as America's orator who faced the people
of England to present the case of the
North. Generals Hooker, Sickles, Harl
ranft and others made biief speeches*.
At the mention of the names of Gov.
Andrew, Gen. Custer and Admiral F,ariagiit
the applause was demonstrative and thice
cheers were called at the mention of the name
of Gen. Grant. At the business meeting which
followed Gen. W. B. Franklin was chosen
president of the society of the Army of the
Potomac.
Gen. Sherman sent this letter to the 9th aimy
corps meeting: HEAnQTJAKTEBS UNITED STATES ARMY, I
WASHINGTON, May 28.
C. H. Barnes, Secretary Burnside Expedition.
MY DF.AU SIRI beg you will thank Gen.
Burnside foi his kindly remembrance of me in
connection with the banquet designed t com
memorate the glorious expedition during the
civil war. Convey to him my sincere regrets
that appointments heretofore made for
the month of June make it simply
impossible for me to be at Springfield on the
4th piox. I approve highly these army meet
ings and banquets, for there is real danger
that the silence o oui soldieily masses may
again, as in lb61, bo misconstrued. Men
whomen,
filled the ranks of our Northern army weie of
the most industrious class, who now again are
so immersed in business matters ab not to hear
aud heed violent harangues of another kind.
Therefore I hope 3 ou will have at Springfield
a full representation of the old 9th corps, and
that you will speak right out to the point,
that the enemies of our country may not again
commit the fatal mistake of rushing into civil
war. With great respect, your friend.
W. T. SHERMAN, Geneial.
Brewers in National Convention.
BALTIMORE, June 5.The 18th annual con
vention of the United States Brewers associa
assembled to-day. After an address of
welcome by the president of the local assembly
the president of the national assembly read his
annual address, giving a statement of the con
dition of the national liquor interests of the
country. The president referred with pleasure
to the satisfactory relation existing with the
internal revenue department.
Refeiring to the present condition of trade
the President says: "Considering the fact that
the year last past was the most disastrous
financially through which this country has
ever past, and that commerce and manufac
tuiers generally remain very much depressed,
it cannot be otherwise than gratifying to hear
that the largest annual sales of your products
ever reached have been very nearly main
tained, as the falling off com
pared with the most prosperous year
in extent of sales is only 85,370 barrels, or less
than one per cent. The income realized by th
government from the tax on malt liquors for
the fiscal year ended June 80, 1877, amounted
to $9,480,787, over the total amount since 1863
is $99,780,491. Referring to the convention
and the interest of the trade with the temper
ance movement the address says it remains as
much as ever a matter of regret that the tem
perance party of this countty persists in class
distilled and fermented drinks as equally
dangerous to the welfare of society, and to
oppose their manufacture, sale and consump
tion with the same unyielding bitterness. We
believe that in the popular consumption of ale
and beer is found one of the best safeguards in
controlling 1 desire for stimulants, and those
which are best adapted to satisfy the desire for
alcoholic stimulants without danger of abuse.
This defines the brewer's position in the social
struggles against the evils of intemperance,
although prejudice and fanaticism deny and
ridicule his claim to public favor as standing
on the side of humanity in the battle.
Railroad Election.
COLUMBUS, O., June 5.At the annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the Columbus, Chi
cago & Indiana Central railroad company to
day the following persons were elected direct
ors, 58,171 votes being cast: Adrian Iselin, F.
R. Fowler, Henry Morgan, John Bloodgood, J.
W. Kiik, Alex. Taylor, Jr.. John and B. Thomp
son of New York, J. T. Thomas, of Philadel
phia, J. N. Converse, J.,8. Newman and Omar
Newman of Indiana, B. E. Smith, John Gard
ner, Wm. Jamieson, and Rdlph D. Smith of
Ohio.
ALBANY, N. Y., June 5.The following direc
tors of the N. Y. C. & N. R. railroad were elect
ed to-day: Wm. H. Vanderbelt, Cornelius
Vanderbilt, Wm. K. Vanderbilt, Fred K. Van
derbilt, Augustus Schell, Sam. F. Bargen, Jas.
Harker, Chauncy 31. Depeiu, John E. Burrell,
Jas. H. Butler, all of New York city, Chester
W. Chapin, Springfield, Mass., G. J. Whitney,
Rochester J.as. M. Meruin, Saratoga Springs.
New Hampshire Legislature.
CONCORD, N. H., June 5.The Legislature
began its annual session to-day. Aug. A
Waahton was chosen speaker of the House.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1878
THE trEEAT CRIME.
3e
Say What Some of the Prominent Paper*
About the Exposure..
[Philadelphia Enquirer.] I
'The country would not have placed the
value of -a straw upon anything that Ander
son could have sworn to, but it happened
nnfortunately for the secretary that he could
not deny the authenticity of the letter in
such a decisive manner as to cause it to be
thrown out."
[Baltimore Bulletin.] ^T""
Whatever else comes of the investigation,
Mr. Stanley Matthews may rest satisfied, even
he should be as desirous as Dogberry
was to be written down an ass. He will close
his not very billiant political career higher
up upon a poll than any other clown' ever
climbed before in the American circus.
[Philadelphia North American.]
"The investigation by the Potter com
mittee has just commenced, but it has gone
far enough to bring anew to the cheek of
every honest man the blush of shame that
the fate of the country should have been
held in the balance by such fraud and cor
ruption as existed in the taking of the last
ballot for President."
[St. Louis Times.]
When the true inwardness of this Potter
investigation is arrived at, it will be found
that there is a good deal more in it than
some of the most ardent friends of Mr.
Hayes imagined. Alas that men who are
truly great in their own estimation should
condescend to things so small to secure their
position.
[Boston Post.]
No true citizen can want a man to make
laws for him, or administer some of the
most important interests in the country if
reliable evidence shows that man to be a
criminal and all things considered, it seems
about time to find out where we stand, as
many who at present opposed the investiga
tion are beginning to admit.
[Philadelphia Telegraph.]
"Contemptible as this man shows himself
to be, he still places both Mr. Sherman -and
Mr. Matthews in an unpleasant position,
and their countrymen will not be satisfied
with any evasive denials or half-way ex
planations of their intimacy with Anderson
for no matter what his character may be, so
long aa his statements are apparently sap
ported by irrefutable evidence of any sort,
his word is as good as that of abetter man."
[Baltimore New s.]
'The country is John Sherman and Stan
ley Matthews. The revolution is their expo
sure and fall to despicable depths, and the
dreaded agitation is their own anxiety and
despair over their ruinous exposure. There
will be others crying for the political rocks
to fall upon and hide them before their
cloaks of hypocrisy are torn and their naked
deformity exposed to the scorn and disgust
of a betrayed and out-sighted people.
[Philadelphia Times.]
"How such a chain of circumstantial evi
dence is to be broken and the administia
tion is to be acquitted of the grave charges
thus formulated is the problem that the pro
gress of the investigation must solve. It is
an easier task, perhaps, than Sherman's own
personal share or that of Stanley Matthews
but it is herculean at best. In any event it
must be confessed that the Democrats havo
one day vindicated the wisdom of entering
upon this inquiry."
[Boston Globe]
Unless Anderson's testimony can be broken
down, the whole Republican paity must
stand in the light of aideis and abettois of
that most gigantic fraud by which our elec
tions were rendered a farce and the nation
was cheated out of its chief ruler ughtfally
elected. The testimony, so far is certainly
raoie full, complete, explicit, and damaging
than had been anticipated, and it is difficult
to conceive by what tricks and devices of
these desperate men its force and effect ean
be destroyed.
[Cincinnati Enquirer.]
The statements of Feliciana Anderson are
quite entertaining. They are also in
structive as showing how big a fool a smart
man may once ia awhile make of himself.
John Sherman, in his zeal to make a Presi
dent, wrote letters that now appear against
him, and will cause him much labor and
ingenuity to explain. He no doubt did
promise the Louisiana Republicans all they
claim but, when assured of success, threw
them, with his piomise, to the winds. If
the investigation does nothing moio than
drop John Sheiman from the list ot stateb
it will cause no civil war.
[Baltimore Gazette.]
"In point of moral or legal responsibility,
there is no difference between the receiver
and the thief, nor between the accessory be
fore the fact and the principal criminal. They
are all equally guilty. If the e^ idence should
establish the fact that John Sherman and
Stanley Matthews aided and abetted in the
conspiracy to count the vote of Louisiana by
fraud for R. B. Hayes, they are just as guilty
as Packard, Pitkin, or J. Madison Weils, or
the actual signers of the forgery. Nor is it
possible to ignore the bearing of Sherman
on the witness stand. His equivocal denial
of the authorship of the letter, coupled with
his defense of its phrases, show that he
would deny it if he dared, but fears that he
will be confronted with his own autograph.
That he would deny shows that he is
ashamed of it and fears its effect. That he
does not deny it shows that it is true. Every
step in this investigation thus far, is taken
amid the entanglements of crimes cariied
on by proxy and rewarded with public office."
[St. Lonis Republican.]
"The testimony proved a bonanza in the
way of fraud developments, connecting with
the crime by which Hayes received the vote
of that State some of the prominent visiting
statesmen. The disclosures, however, sim
ply confirm as to the main points what was
already the conviction of every unbiased
person in the country. There is no fact in
history more fully established than that Mr.
Tilden was cheated out of the electoral vote
of Louisiana, yet Anderson's evidence shows
in a detailed manner how the conspiracy to
cheat the Democracy out of the electoral
vote of the State was conceived and execut
ed. He says the election in this parish was
free and fair, and that he could not con
scientiously make a protest to the contrary,
as urged to do so by the Louisiana Republi
cans and the visiting statesmen that the
document be did sign and which formed the
excuse upon which the returning board
threw out the vote of East Feliciana parish
was altered after leaving his hands that
John Sherman and Stanley Matthews, act
ing, as they led him to believe, for Hayes,
besought him to stand by the Republican
party, promising that he should be 'provided
for,' 'stand by' being understood to mean to
act so that the votes might be thrown out
and the State be thus given lo Hayes."
The Second Minnesota District
1 Faribault Democrat.]
The closest Congressional district in this State
is the second, and the Republicans claim two
thousand majority in that district. The Dem
ocratic candidate who is nominated must get
several hundred Republican votes to be elected.
This fact behooves the Democratic party in
that district to put forward their stongest
man, one who will poll the most vote's? To a
Democratic journalist who lives outside the
district, and viewing the situation from no
personal standpoint, if the Democratic conven
tion don't nominate Hon. Ara Barton, from
Rice county,IT will be a mistake. When he
ran for Governor he carried the district I
three thousand majority. Since that time,
twice he has been elected sheriff of Rice county
by overwhelming majorities. Last fall for that
office he received over seven hundred majority,
while Pillsbury for Governor carried the county
by the same majority. By all means put Bar-
ton in nomination it will be a judicious one.
Winona Herald.
All this is true and pleasant for the many
friends of Mr. Barton to read but doesn't
the Herald know that -the second district,
like the first and the third, is full of ambi
tious men-men who think they hear the
call of their countrymenmen who will pot
up a job as neat as even Fletcher or Bill
King ever could and take the nomination
away from Barton or any other man who
the people would vote for. We have tried
repeatedly to nominate Barton, but what did
it avail? Besides he is wanted in Rice
county for sheriff. There are men up this
way that think the can outran Barton for
sheriffthey say so.
P. S. We are going to nominate some man
whom Strait can beat with one hand tied
behind him, or the Democrats of the second
district have lost their canning.
THE HEROINE OF A DAY."
Ovation to Kate Southern on Her Arrival at
the Georgia Penitentiary.
A telegram from Atlanta, May 30th, says:
A considerable stir was created in this city
to-day by the announcement that Mrs. Kate
Southern, the murderess whose sentence has
just been commuted by the Governor to im
prisonment for ten years, would reach At
lanta in charge of her guards at half-past 10
o'clock. She has just arrived. An immense
crowd met her at the depot, requiring the
utmost exertions of the police to keep back.
Windows of the cars were smashed in amid
tremendous excitement.
Bob and the baby are both with her and
will stay with her. No &uch night ciowd
was ever gathered in Atlanta before. The
pale, quiet, refined face of Mrs. Southern
won universal sympathy. Petitions for a
full pardon are still pouring in.
Capt. Melvis, the principal keeper of the
penitentiary, sent a single guard to Pickens
county for her last Saturday evening. The
guard was instructed to make the journey by
long stages, and to report with his prisoner
at Atlanta. In an interview with your cor
respondent, he said:
"I have determined to send her to Capt.
Jack Smith's camp in Washington county.
You know, under our convict lease act we
have three penitentiaries in the State. These
three companies have charge of the one
thousand convicts. They have established
fourteen camps in various parts of the State.
Some of the camps are engaged in railroad
ing and mining, others in farming, etc.
When I get anew convict I have some dis
cretion as to where I shall send him or her.
Of combe each company must have its pro
portion, but I can generally manage to put
the convicts where I think they should be
placed. I have determined to send Mrs.
Southern to Capt. Smith's for several rea
sons. In 1 he first place her sister Amorelli
is there. Then, Smith's camp is on a farm in
a healthy section of country, and is a humane
and just man. When I sent Amorelli Hon
brick to them I knew the circumstances of
her case and I wrote to Capt. Smith that I
did not wish her put under the lash, and
hoped he would give her as goed a place as
could possibly be found for her, You see,person
in eveiy camp theie are a few soft places
such as cookn, seamstresses, etc. The best
women in the camp are usually made "trus-
tees"' of and given these places. Thus they
have the shakles taken off, escape to a great
extent the contaminating association with
the convicts and have no very hard labor to
perform.
"The lessees are simply bound to see that
they do not escape. In Capt. Smith's camp
Amorelli was at once placed in one of these
positions, and she has acquired a very strong
attachment to Mrs. Smith. I was down
theie the other day and asked her if she
would not like to be pardoned out.
Sheordinary
said that she would not: that Mrs. Smith
had treated her so cleverly that even after
ten years were out she intended to live with
her just as she was doing at present. Capt.
Smith and his wife will receive Mrs. South
ern and her baby in just the same spirit
that they took Amorelli, and I feel sure that
her condition will be as tolerable as it can be
under the circumstances."
"Did you send any special orders by the
guard who went after the prisoner?"
"None. I told him to be as lenient as pos
sible with hei and to allow her to bring her
baby if she desired to do so. I also sent
word to her husband that if he desired to
come with her he might do so. I had made
arrangements to get him work upon Capt.
Smith's farm, with good wages, and
theliberation
privilege of being with his wife and baby.
He is under indictment in Pickens for
being accessory to this murder, but I
don't think his trial will take place. I think
everything will adjust where it is.
Mrs.in
Southern will be here at 10 o'clock to
night."
It was plain to see that Capt. Melvis, as
stern and unj leldmg as he is in the per
formance of his duties, did not at all sympa
thize with the verdict that condemned this
poor woman lo punishment, and that she
might count on his friendship to the veiy
limit of his authority.
Xot Attendant* at the Public Schools.
To the Editor of the Globe:
DEAR SIR: Will you allow me sufficient
spa^e to say a word in defense of my "pet
lambs,*' as the pupils of the public schools
are called?
The impression pievails that the boys who
were before the police court for stealing are
pupils the public schools. My records
show that only one of the four is enrolled in
our schools, and I am informed that he was
brought there as a witness and not as a crim
inal of the others suspected only one is a
member of our schools.
I know that we are liable tp have pupils
in our pubbc schools who may not realize
the ideal of the average reporter as "good
little boys," but I submit whether it is judi
cious to charge all the lawlessness that afflicts
the city to the schools. Wo have enrolled
in our public schools only one fourth of the
children of schoolable age in the city. May
it not be possible that some of the boys who
are gaining notoriety for lawlessness are in
cluded in the last named? Would there be
as much lawlessness if parents would send
their children to our schools and give the
teacher their aid and sympathy in training
them? The influence of the schools is all in
the right direction. I am not disposed to
shirk any responsibilities, or to shield teach
ers from just criticism, but when it is as
sumed that all the boys in the schools ought
to be sent to the reform school, and that we
teachers are responsible for the lack of proper
home training and home restraint I feel like
recording my protest against such indis
criminate imputation. Bespectfully yours,
L. M. BURBINGTON.
They Don't Even Speak of His Feet
[Granite Falls Journal.]
Mr. Stewart made a fair wall-flower Rep
resentative. He was not even mentioned
as one of our Representatives recently was
for his big feet. Washburn is a resident of
Minneapolis, and a man known to possess
considerable ability. As to the standing of
Yellow Medicine county on the Stewart
Washburn question, it is pretty well divided,
with probably a small majority for Wash
burn.
Aimy Corps Reunion.
SPBTNGFIELD, MasB., June 5.The Twelfth
corps, army of the Potomac organization, and
the association of the Twentieth corps voted to
meet with the army of the Potomac next year.
The Fifth corps passed a vote of thanks to
President Hayes for reopening the case of
General Fitz John Porter. The Sixth corps re
elected General Totta president.
Oceau Steamships.
BOSTON, June 5.Arrived, Siberia and Min
nesota, Liverpool.
NEW York, June 5.Arrived, Nevada, Liver
pool and St. Lawrence, Havana.
LONDON, June 5.Steamships California and
Java, New York, Iberian, Boston, arrived out.
STILLWATER NEWS.
of It is estimated that four million feet
logs were sold yesterday.
The Maggie Reaney brought up two hun
dred barrels of floor from Hastings yester
day. I
The water in the lake is at a stand still,
and begins to fall to-day, as they have closed
the dam on the Snake.
The Presbyterian conference of the St.
Croix Falls met at Marine yesterday. They
had a good attendance and very interesting
proceeding.
The Reaney took an excursion from Has
tings to the Falls yesterday, and had a pleas
ant trip. With good weather, an excellent
boat, and gentlemen for officers, who could
help enjoying it.
In the municipal court yesterday the case
of William Colburn for larceny, was con
tinued until June 10th Lewis Albertson
for an assault on an officer was fined $30 or
33 days on the street. He was committed.
Marc Delaney drunk, $5 and costs paid.
Frank Blanchard, disturbance of peace, 7
and costs. Paid.
News from the jam is to the effect that
they were getting along as well as could be
expected with the means at command. The
rear of Dunn's Nimicoggin drive was at
Tuttle's lapids, and they were laying back
to keep out of the jam. The Enapp brought
down orders for the pile driver, but she is
engaged at present on the new gap in the
boom, to enable the crew to get the logs out
faster, and cannot be spared.
NOTES FROM ST. PETER.
How the Grand Jury Failed to Indict
BettsFalsehoods and Misrepresenta
tions of the Asylum RingThe County
Commissioners also Escape--1 JWtu
Democratic Paper.
[Correspondence of the Globe.J
ST. PETEB, June 3.Events connected
with the insane asylum have been on the qui
vite here for the last few days, owing to the
fact that the case of Betts had been given to
the grand jury, and those unacquainted with
the position of things supposed that he
would be indicted and given a chance to
prove his innocence, but those acquainted
with the facts knew that, notwithstanding
Cox's impartial charge, the jury would be
run in the interest of the "ring."
The jury was composed mostly of farmers,
with the exception of J. B. Heritage, the
foreman, and prominent men have stated to
your correspondent that, with a few excep
tions, he was the only man fit to be foreman,
and of course his convictions, which would
be naturally in favor of the hospital,
would have great influence with the
rest of the jury. Mr. Heritage was formerly
a trustee ot Rev. Kerr's church, and is the
who appeared before the Senatorial
committee when it was in sessien here. As
a specimen of the way which those work
ing in the interest of the asylum try to mis
lead the public, I notice that on the day on
which Judge Cox delivered his charge to the
jury, a prominent man here, and one whoquality
knew better, sent apart of bis charge to the
Pioneer Press, stating that it was the entire
part relating to the asylum, while, in fact, it
was not one-fourth of it, and it appeared
verbatim only in the GLOBK.
There are several reasons given by friends
of the asylum to account for the extra
action of the jury, among which is
thepuerile and childish one that the attendants
were Scandinavians, and did not comprehend
what they said. Now at least two of these
ex-attendants are American born, and not
one of them but talks English fluently and
plainly. And why. if Betts is innocent, do
they not indict the discharged attendants for
accusing an innocent man of murder? The
answer is plain. These men put upon their
defense, would reiterate their former testi
mony, and in the face of that testimony no
unprejudiced juror could help giving him
the punishment which he has thus neatly
avoided, and which he so richly deserves.
Another specimen of the workings of this
model jury in regard to the county com
missioners. They found after mature de
that every one of the
county commissioners had overcharged
the county for services rendered,
and which a leading lawyer informs your
reporter is either extortion or misdemeanor
officeeither of which are indictable.
Bnt does this jury indict them? Not it.
Are they censured? No, indeed. They can
do nothing so indecorous. They simply di
rect the county attorney to commence suit
against the commissioners, and here tne
matter rests. The court adjourned sine die
last Saturday, having had an uuusually short
term.
A new Democratic paper has made its ap
pearance here, and it will doubtless receive a
good support, as the Democrats of this
county have long felt the want of an advo
cate of Democratic principles in their own
county, and it will go a great ways toward
solidifying the Democratic vote of this
county, and enable them to take advantage
of Republican dissensions.
A little child, a daughter of Nicholas
Young, of Oshawa, in this county, was killed
by the cars on Saturday morning last. The
child was two years of age.
It has rained quite heavily here for the
past week, but as yet the crops are not
seriously injured.
A MARRIAGE OF MILLIONS.
The Approaching Xupt ials of Two Wealthy
Jttaryla nders.
The approaching nuptials of the Hon.
Thos. Swann of Maryland and Mrs. J. W.
Thompson, of Trenton, N. J., are announced.
They are both noted members of the money
ed aristocracy. Swann was, for many 3 ears,
president of the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road company. He finally went into politics,
and was elected a Democratic Governor of
Maryland. While he occupied this position
he was chosen United States Senator by the
legislature, but declined the honor for the
purpose of serving the best interest of the
State. After his term as governor expired
he was elected to Congress, and is btill a
member of the House. It is stated that a
few weeks since he made his will, bequeath
ing three million dollars to his children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Be
ing of agethree score and tenhe settled
up that business to be on the safe side, but
is also about to commence Me anew, with
the Widow Thompson as a partner. She is
the widow of the renowned Thompson, presi
dent of the Pennsylvania railroad company,
who raised and placed Tom Scott into posi
tion and held him there. Mrs. Thompson
inherited millions from her husband and
cannot be charged with marrying Swann for
his money. He having made public the dis
position he wishes of his property, will not
meet with any violent opposition from his
children. They will not be likely to have
him incarcerated in a mad-house, as chil
dren have been known to serve their fathers
when they marry in old age. There is no
insanity in an old man first giving away all
his property, and then marrying a rich
woman who will add her wealth to the
family treasury. There is no question that
such an act is sensible and a very good
thing for all parties in interest. Mrs.
Thompson is one of the most accomplished
women on the continent, thoroughly knows
the world, for she has traveled all over it,
and is in full matronly bloom. She is the
daughter of the late Aaron Ward of New
York, and the wife of Speaker Randall of the
house is her sister.
A Wisconsin woman has eight fingers on one
hand. She was evidently designed by nature
for a savings bank cashier.
The London World declares that ames Gor
don Bennett intends to go out in the Pandora
and discover the north pole himself.
Tho New York Sun devotes a corner to record
ing what it calls "positive facts." Did ths
Sun ever hear of a fact that was not positive?
Henry S. Foote, the veteran Southern poli
tician, is seventy-eight years old, but still hale
and hearty, and as full of hatred of Jefferson
Davis as ever.
The Greenback party will hold a convention
at Grand Rapids, Wis., June 27th. to nominate
a candidate for member of Congress for tho
Eight district.
The Springfield (111.) Jvt,-nalhas snocumbed.
It was supported for twenty-five years bj the
State pap, and as that has been withdrawn it
has languished and died.
Nothwithstand ins mam vicissitudes in th
succession of the crown, the average reign of
sovereigns of Russia for two H?ntnri" and a
half has been fifteen jcars.
The vicar who solemnized th- marriage of
Earl Roseberry and Miss Rothschild 11 receiv
ing a hauling over the coals for uniting two
persons of a diffeient faith.
A diffeience in the catch- Savs the Jefferson
(Iowa) Gazette- "Mrs. Hajes is catching fish in
northern New York, while her fraudulent hus
band is catching h1 in Washington."
A female writer in the New York Sw dog
matical!} asserts that "Women outnumber
men three to one in heaven, and in the sumo
proportion men outnumber women in hell."
King Kalakaua has recommended to the
Hawaiian Legislature that they take into con
sideration the subject of tho construction of
narrow gnage railroads on the larger islands of
the group.
Holtum, a Dane, is exhibiting marvelous
feats of strength in London. Hn can pick up
two weights, of two hundred and faftj pounds
each, and Holtum out at arm's length, says an
incorrigible punster.
George Eliot is represented to bo so von'
sensitive that her husband, George Honr\
Lewis, never allows her to see any criticism of
her writings. She doesn't know, therefore,
whether she is appreciated or not
Soap has declined to three cents pouud,
says the New Yotk Jlmihl. This probably ac
counts for the fact that a Herald reporter was
discovered the other d.iv with a clean shirt on.
He invested his week's salarv in a bar of soap.
There is considerable commotion at Yale, B.
C, on account of the dihcovery of the diggings
on Siwabh creek, two and a half miles ubove
the town. 011 the Fiaser. Two mineis report
that the dirt prospects fifteen cents to the pan.
The circuit court of Talbot countj, Md., ha*
decided that an insolvent husband may assign
an insurance on his life to his wife, and if she
survives him she shall be entitled to the sum
insured, free, clear and discharged ot hor hus
band's creditors.
Akron,Ohio, that has had to struggle along for
years with no other eminence than that of be
ing in Summit county and making a verv fair
of haj-rake, has Fomething to gratifj
her ambition and pride at length. She baa
found a Cardiff giant.
A census has been taken in Madias, Bntish
India, to determine the loss of life occasioned
by tho famine. Tho conclusion reached bv
the authorities is that a little more than half a
million persons havo perished from starvation
out of a population of two millions.
"Hayes is not much of a President." siys a
Chicago opponent of investigation," anl An
derson did not deserve much rcwaid for mak
ing him." It's the same old excuse made by
the young woman who became a mothor befors
becoming a wife"It's onl\ a little one."
Job's head was level when he exclaimed
"Oh that mine enemy would write a book."
He knew that if he did hew onld get his enemy
where his hair was pbort. In these Litter davs.
howoveT, letter-writing bow ntirelj superseded
book-writing as a means of bflf-destruction
A Texan paper bajs that the oldest couple in
that State, perhaps in the countrv, are Mr.
and Mrs. Robinson, of Mountain Citv. Hoi*
reputed to be 108 md she 102 jcars old and
they were married in Kentucky 82 renrb ago
Recertly they were presented with a comfort
able house bv a generous neighbor.
At a recent wedding th^ "hist man" handed
the clergyman at the close of the service a
counterfeit 5 note instead of the ten gold
eagles that had been placed in a richlv knit
silk purrie by the groom, and left in his friends
keeping. Had the note been genuine the fraud
never would have been diccoveied.
Et-Secretarv Robeson regards his adminis
tration of the American nav}- amply vindicated
by the disaster to the Grosser Kurfuist. If
the German iron-clad were now laid up quietly
in the stocks, as are the \mencan iron-clads,
the inference is irresistible that she couldn
be at the bottom of the British channel.
The excessive mortality of negroes a? com
pared with whites in most Southern cities 19
nowhere more striking than at Chattanooga,
where there vvr 850 colored deaths last vear to
748 white, though the colored population is bnt
3,947 to 7,341 whitesmaking the death rate
among the negroerf four tunes as large as that
among the whites.
One George Foy, a joung nun from Bor
deaux, threw himself from the top of the Aic
de Tuomphe in Paris. His fancj was to die in
a state of nature, and consequent!v he divested
himself of Ins clothing before jumping. H*
had for some time been a subject to religious
ecstasies, and as he jumped he shouted. God
calls me, I am here." The found him there
at the foot of the arch.
The Washington Post g ts two back-handed
compliments into a single paragraph, thus
"It must be remembered that Townsend was
the paity who interviewed Mr. Hayes at Gettys
burg Thursdav, the epsential poitions of hope
work we republish in this morning's 1'ott.
When Townsend is the interlocutor it is ahvaja
difficult to determine There the interviewer
begins or the interviewed ends. Still there is
an aroma of pious fraud and religious men
dacity about the thing Inch smacks strongly
of Hajes. We are inclined to think at least a
third of it is genmae."
Are all our idols to be thus ruthlessly shat
tered? A witness has come forward to spoil
Bret Hart's hero, 'John Burns," of Gettys
burg, who "stood there heedless of jrer nnd
seoff. calmly picking the rebels off." A Gettys
burg woman saj that so far from Burns plaj
ins the hero on the day in queotiou he went
into the brush to drive up his cows, and un
witting!} got into the rebels' hues. Rea'izmg
his unpleasant position, he ran for home in
snch haste that he scratched his face and tore
his clothes in the brambles, the near^t ap
proach to bnllet marks that he becured.
Another person has had a quickened con
science. It is James B. Mix, "thecomnlaining
friend" who figured so largely in the Beecher
Tilion scandal. He first gave the sensation
away to the Chicago Times, and during the en
tire trial of Belcher supplied that paper with
confidential letters relating to the case, supple
mented by fierce onslaught on Beecher. Ha
has always declared the Plymouth pastor guil
ty, but now he comes out with a statement in
the New York Star, occupying six columns, en
deavoring to prove that the accusation was a
conspiracy between Moulton, Tilton. the Wood
hulls and himself to rum Beecher. He is un
sparing in denunciation of Tilton and Moult .n.
He claims that Mrs. Tilton is innocent, not
withstanding her recent confession.
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