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A GOD IN ISEAEL.
THAT IS WHAT SEN BUTLER
POSES TO PROVE.
Ben Unearths Some More Telegrams
What a Washington Council Telegraphed
to Hayes' Private Secretary at Columbus
Traces of the Bargain Which Made the
Oreat Fraud PresidentThe Rats Con
veniently Destroy Some TelegramsThe
Florida, Committee Closing UpMcLin
on thft Stand Again.
WASHINGTON, June 10.The Potter commit
tee did not get to work until four p. ar. Tim
othy Griffith, clerk in the office of the secretary
of senate, recalled, and in reply to (questions by
McMahon stated he had searched for and found
on file a paper authorising ThomaB C. Ander
son to act an messenger to bring the returns of
Louisiana to Washington. Witness produced
the paper purporting to be signed by all
E. L. BUGBEE,
Washington manager A. & P. Telegraph Co.,
was the next witness. He was called at the
instance of Gen. Butler, who examined him.
CutlerYou were subpoeneed to bring with
you a book showing the receipt and delivery
of certain telegrams. Have you brought it?
WituessI have not. sir.
ButterWas there any difficulty in finding
WitnessI have not been able to find it so
fir The book had some memoranda of a dis
pute between a former cashier and a clerk, and
it was wanted for those memoranda some time
ago, and I have forgotten what disposition was
made of it after that.
ButleiPaidon me. You saw me about half
past 12 or 1 o'clock, didn't you?
BailerYoa saw me talk with your cashier?
WitnessYes, sir with the present cashier.
ButlerAnd jou Baw him give me this
memorandum (referring to paper in his hand)
from thit book?
WitnessI did not see him give you anv
ButlerDidn't you see him looking over the
book and then I went in and asked you for the
WitnessI did not.
ButlerHasn't he told you that ho gave me
a BcDiorandum VitneasHo told mc that he did.
UutlerWis there any difficulty iu your
bunging that book.
WitnessThat book was not the original
book. That was a book of entry for keeping
"ButlerThat is the book I want. Men don't
falbiiy their account books generally, although
thev do some others.
WitnessThe summons calls for the original
books, and this cannot be classed as an original
book, because entenes aie not made in it first.
The original book is tho one that I have not
boea able to find so far.
ButlerIt I undeistand your course of busi
ness, it is that when a telegram is received a
copy is preserved before the message is deliv
WitnessYes, sir of messages that are re
ceived for delnciy.
ButlerHave you found the one that I asked
WitnessI have not.
ButlerYou told me you thought the rats
iad eaten that didn't you?
WitnessI think it has been destroyed by
ButlerWhen do you think the rats began to
WitnessI can't say.
ButlerWhen did you first ascertain that
rats had eaten that telegram?
WitnessI can't nay that rats did eat it, but
I think they did, because several packages that
were stored in that closet have been almost en
tirely destioyed by rats.
ButlerI huppose you take those copies be
cause you think it some advantage to the com
Ouiiy to have them taken?
WitnessThat is the order and rule of the
ButlerAie some telegrams stored in that
same closet now, what is left of them?
ButlerHave any pains been taken to stop
WitnessI can't say that there has been.
ButlerThen the telegrams are still exposed
fto the depredations of rats?
WitnessI presume they are unless the rath
have gone out of the closet.
ButlerThat depends upon the volition of
the rats. Now do yon mean to say that your
-course business is to put valuable papers
V. he re rats can get at them and destroy them
and to lea\ them there after you know that
rats are destioj ing them
WitnessThese papers are so old that they
are not considered of any value to the com
ButlerThose that I asked jou for aie a
little more than a year old, February 25th, 1877
is the date. Who-was your night clerk at that
WitnessI can't speak positively, but I
think it was Geo. Dunning.
ButlerIt was his business, was it not, when
a telegram was handed in to count up the
number of words and compute the charge for
sending it and check the amount on the tele
ButlerWould you know his handwriting?
WitnessI think I should.
Butler, (handing a paper)Look and say if
that is his check on that paper.
Witness1 should take that to be his hand
wntmg. I have no doubt about it.
ButlerDid you ever see that telegram be
Witnes.sYes, I saw it at our office.
ButterWhen was it taken from your files?
WitnessI am sure I can't say, but it was
oome months ago, I think.
ButlerI did not take it so far as you know
WitnessNo, sir I am sure that you did not
take it from me.
Butler produced another telegram, which the
witness identified as having passed over the
Atlantic & Pacific offic' line, the answer to the
fiibt. Both are printed below.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24th. 1877.
To Lieut. Gov. Thos. L. Young and Alfred D.
Lee, Columbus, Ohio (Confidential):
At a conference of Southern Republicans,
Southern unionists and Southern whigs, the
following expiesses their wishes and what is
be- in their judgmtnt. The new era expected
by the inauguration of Gov. Hayes has already
cieated great harmony between the afore
mentioned elements. They greatly desire to
non-sectionalize politics and remove bitterness
and jealousies of laces in the South, as fore
shadowed in Hayes' letter of acceptance. In
order to effect this, it is necessary to have a
complete change of cabinet officers,
thereby giving confidence to the people
that this new and glorious departure to
reconcile and harmonize is not to be engineered
and directed by those who have failed in the
past. The natural national element of the
Bouth, by political, educational and party
ceeed, are the old line Whigs and Jackson
Democrats. Prom these elements we are to-day
denving substantial aid, and by a wise policy
they will be with us in the future. It is thought
best that from this element it would be wise
and pioper to make cabinet councillors from
tho South and Southwest. The following
named are suggested by this conference. Ex
Uiuted States Senator John Poole, North Caro
lina, a native of that State, an eminent lawyer,
a moral, Chiistian gentleman, who
made the race in 1861 for
governor against secession, and was
elected by the Democracy in the first effort at
reconstruction to the United States Senate, af
terwards re-elected by the Republicans, who as
an old line Whig and Republican, was always
faithful to the Union and a bitter enemy of all
coriuptionists. He has been faithful to the
Republican party was at Cincinnati and la
bored haid tor the nomination of Gov. Hayes.
His appointment would be conceded by our
fjkmthexn Democratic friends to be an excellent
one, and at the same time, Republican Sena
tors, while preferring West as their first choice,
would be well satisfied with Poole. His thorough
kr jwWlge of the people with his many years
emoradum. S South and Southwest be selected, such as ex
Senator Poole of North Carolina, John Hancock
of Texas, or General Josenh E. Johnston of
Virginia, and Colonel R. T. Van Home of Mis-
of experience in politics would make him a
Next the Hon. Jno. Hancock, native of Ala
bama, and raised in Texas, a man of great dig
nity of character, integrity and an able old
Jackson Union Democrat, who left his native
country to join the United States forces to
Conquer rebellion. A moderate and consistent
Democrat who has won the confidenoe of the
present administration by his fairness, want of
prejudice and patriotism. It is believed he
would also be an able and judicious counsellor,
and satisfactory to old line whigs and Republi
Next Col. R. T. VanHorne, of Kansas City,
Missouri, representative man of the Southern
union soldier from the great growing and
splendidly developing Southwest. A thorough
Republican, with experience as editor and
legislator, with an extensive personal acquaint
ance throughout the South with the people
and their wants. He is of that temperament
and disposition that makes him truly of the
people and from the people. His patriotism
and honesty are undoubted. His appointment
would be universally satisfactory.
Next it is thought by many of our new and
old friends that it would be wise and powerful
in political policy for Gov. Hayes to call to his
cabinet council Gen. Joseph Johnston, who
was an old-line whig, reluctantly engaged in
the Southern rebellion, always the opponent of
Jeff Davis and neglected by him. He has a
nephew, a moderate Democrat, in the United
States Senate from Virginia, with many Sen
ators from the South, of his personal friends
who f.ould be proud of his recognition. Also
many relatives and friends in the House of
Representatives, with the 800,000 ex-Confed
erate soldiers he commanded in the South, pos
sibly would make a great instrument in the ex
ecutive policy of Gov. Hayes.
Next we hnd neither Gov. Alcorn, nor Sena
tor Hamilton, of Texas, have any friends on
either side who are inclined to push their claims
on the ground of political policy. In other
words, they have been unsatisfactory to both
parties, and are incapable of generating
stiength in and of themselves.
Next, Senator Key of Tennessee, an old
Union Democrat, is discussed favorably by
many, and perhaps would aid as counsellor in
shaping a wise policy tor that policy for that
section. In conclusion, as the main great
effort of the incoming administration, is to
truly in heait harmonize the South, take away
sectionalism and bitter contest of races, and
buildB uepia dominant conservative party it is
souri, to see Governor Hayes and submit the
above, and answer by this line.
BOULDS BAKER, Secretary.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1877.To Boulds
Baker, secretary,'care of Bugbee, Washington:
Your lengthy telegram just received on my re
turn here. Gov. Hayes absent at present, but
will return to-night, and your telegram will be
submitted to him signed Thomas L. Young.
Mr. CoxOn what theory is it supposed that
this is competent testimony It may be mter
ehting as a matter of public history, but I do
not see how it can become testimony.
ButlerYou certainly do not want me to
furnish that information now?
CoxI am in a condition of ardent curiosity
about it at this moment.
ButleiAnd I muse leave you in'thafc con
dition until I can prove who Boulds Baker is.
Mr. Key, one of the men suggested, was ap
pointed by Mr. Hayes, and one o the first acts
of bis administration was to appoint Mr.
Boulds Baker to the beBt office in his gift.
CoxI do not see how that has any connec
tion with the subject mattei of this investiga
ButlerI will supply the connection before
I get through.
THOMAS E KOACH,
a clerk in the appointment office of the post
office department, was called, in order to give
information a to the appointment and pay of
Boulds Baker, as special agent, but it beeo.ed
that witness had not charge ot the necessary
books and papers, and that he did not know
anything at all about Baker.
Cox suggested that even if witness had
charge ot these books and papers, he should
not have been required to bring them.
ButlerWhy? CoxHaving been the head of a department
myself. 1 should have regarded it as a very
great breach of duty if any subordinate took
away any portion ot the lecords without my
own orders, and I should justify the head of
that department in refusing to do so.
ButlerSo should I, but I should also jus
tify a perBon subpoenaed to produce them in
going to the head of that department and say
ing, "I am summoned to produce such books
and papers, shall I take them and go." and
if the head of the department said no, then I
should expect witness to come here and say,
"I have not brought the books because the
head of the department told me that 1 should
not," and the moment the head of the depart
ment said that there would be two courses open
to the committee, either to send for the head
of the department or to bring him before the
House tor interfering with a witness.
Iwant the gentleman to understand that there
is a God in Israel.
CoxThat is true, and I am as sincere a wor
shipper ot divine power as the gentleman.
I should legret it, however, as exceedingly im
proper for this committee to send for a clerk
in one of the departments and ask him to pro
duce a portion of the pu bhc lecords. The
proper way is that which is usual with the
House of Representatives and any of its com
mittees, to communicate with the head of the
department, and I have not the slightest doubt
that it will give great pleasure to the head of
any department to furnish us with the fullest
information needed. I should be exceeding
ly sorry to see this committee commit itself to
the idea that a clerk in a department can be
summoned to take from it any of its archives.
Mr. ButlerI have tiied a great many cases
before United States courts iu New York and
Masssachusetts, and I have rarely tried one
where a department clerk has not appeared
with a portion of the department records.
Mr. CoxIt is a mere question of form, and
I regard it as quite unnecessary to appeal to
the God of Israel or any other supernatural
power when there iR so plain and orderly
a method of communicating with the depart
The chahman to CoxYour motion is that
a note should be addressed to the head of the
department asking for any books and papers
CoxThat is my idea, and I have no doubt
that anything in the records can be obtained
in that way.
Anothei witness from the postoffice depart
ment, Fred B. Lilly, came forward and two
heavy books like ledgers were carried in and
laid on the floor at his feet. These books, how
ever, proved to be only accounts of the clerical
force of the department and did not contain
accounts of special agents after which Mr.
Butler was seeking in connection with Boulds
Baker. Witness, however, stated that he knew
Boulds Baker as a special a^ent and first
knew him in that capacity iu the spring of
1877. He had never seen him about the depart
ment before that time, and Baker went out of
office about the 1st of August, 1877. The two
witnesses were directed to appear to-morrow
with records of accounts, appointment, and re
commendations of Boulds Baker as special
agent, and with like information as to George
A. Howard, formerly one of the assistant sec
retaries to the electoral commission. Adjourned.
The Florida Frauds.
three cabinet officers from the
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 10.The inves
tigation committee resumed work this morn
ing, and will close its labors to-night, leaving
for Washington to-morrow. The testimony of
McLin was continued. Witness detailed his
appointment as associate justice of the su
preme court, New Mexico, the office for which
his letter to Governor Hayes, put in evidence
on Saturday, had been written. Previous to
his appointment he had been informed at the
instance of the President by Cowgill, of the
returning board, that he would be appointed'
His rejection by the Senate he at
tributed to the personal ill will of
Senator Conover. His subsequent failure to
get the vacant justiceship in New Mexico
promised him by the President was due to the
lukewarmness of Conover. The President
would have made the appointment if Conover
had been in earnest, the President having told
Cowgill that he was nnder both political
and personal obligations to Cowgill and
witness. Cowgill was appointed to an
agency in the treasury, but declined to
iriw HI ii iimiiiiiii mmi
take it, and was then promised an auditorship
in the treasury. Among the prominent actors
in the Florida election of 1876 the following
had been provided as stated: Gov. Stearns was
appointed on the Hot Springs commission J.
W. Howell, who got up Drigger's returns in
Baker county, is now collector of customs at
Fernandina Joseph Bowes, election in
spector, charged with manipulating ballots
in Lion county, is in the treasury at Washing
ton William H. Vance, clerk at Archer pre
cinct, No. 2, has a federal position at Washing
ton R. H. Black, inspector at the same pre
cinct, had a federal clerkship in Philadelphia
Bell, inspector in Jefferson county, received a
federal appointment, butwaB since removed
Geo. W. Lion, inspector in Lion county is
clerk in the tieasury at Washington Dennis,
of Alachua county, had recently a position in
the treasury. Moses J. Taylor, one of the re
turning board of Jefferson county, is in the land
office at Washington.
Pending the close of the labors of the State
canvassing board, Gov, Stearns said to witness
he thought it of some importance that the first
reading before the board of the face of the re
turns as they were received by him, was im
portant, and said the result would be very
close. Drugger's return from Baker being the
most favoiabie of any one return from Baker
county, Stearns desired witness to read that to
the board in preference to the others, as it was
really the only properly made return. When
the visiting statesmen were at Tallahasse wit
ness was told by W. E. Chandler, Gen. Lew
Wellace, probably Governor Stearns and others,
that Noyes represented Governor Hayes. Noyes
assured witness that Louisiana would be all
right for the Republicans, and talked of every
thing hanging on Florids going for Hayes.
Noyes came direct from Louisiana a few days
before the State canvass was made. He told
witness that Hayes and he were bosom friends,
and he had come at the special request of Noyes.
Witness did not remember that Noyc directly
made promises of any thing further than that
members of the canvassing board would be
provided for. This was both before and after
the canvass* From all he heard and all that
took place, witness looked upon Noyes as the
special representative of Hayes, expressing his
views with regard to everything, and |felt sat
isfied that if the State went for Hayes, the
leading Republicans of the campaign
would be provided fr. Gen. Lew
Wallace was very active in getting up testi
mony before the board, getting in returns and
evidence in contested precincts and counties
said he had been telegraphed to by Hayes, re
questing him to come to Florida, and said be
fore and after the canvasH he was satisfied that
if Hayes became President he would take pleas
uio in providing for the Republicans of Flori
da. Witness Raid his party feeling had more
to do with his course in the board than any
other cause, and did not know that he
was directly influenced by promises of office,
though these were not without weight. He
felt assured that so far as pecuniary profit
he could gain as much by casting his vote one
way as the other. Witness said he had come
to the conclusion that if the board had fol
lowed the instructions of the supreme court of
the State, had counted the precincts which
were thrown out by them, and had thrown out
the counties of Alachua, Lion and Jefferson
which fraud has evidently been committed, the
State certainly went for Tilden. In
Jefferson ample evidence had been shown that
100 ReDubhcan votes were surreptitiously
counted, and in Alachua that 219 Republican
votes had been added to the poll list after the
election. These facts had come to his knowl
edge since the canvass. Witness was told in
January, 1877. by Howell, then deputy cl
lector of internal revenue, and lecently
appointed collector at Fernandina, that he
had got up the Drigger return, throwing out
Johnsville and Darbyville precincts, and mak
ing Baker county Republican instead of Demo
cratic. Howell was candidate foi State sena
tor at the election in 1876. Witness was also
told in February last by L. G. Dennis, of Ala
chua county, that Black Ida, inspector, and
Vance, clerk of Archer precinct No. 2, after the
election brought the return up to Gains
ville, and theie added to it 219 Re
publican votes. Dennis told this
to witness in Washington, and expressed a
debire to make an exposme of what he knew
of the frauds in the Presidential election.
Jos. Bowes, inspector at Richardson, Lion
county, stated to witness about January 1,
1877, that he would have to leave the State for
having stuffed the ballot box at Richardson,
where fraudulent tickets, known as little
jokers, numbering 74, were fraudulently put
in the box. Bowes said at the time they were
going to go for him, and he had to leave the
State right away. He and other parties men
tioned now hold federal positions or about
Witness was shown by Bowes one of the
little jokers tickets prior to the election, and
was informed by Bowes that the use intended
to be made of them was to fold one in each
ticket of ordinary size so that the voter would
vote two instead of one at a time. Witness re
monstrated against this, and thought at the
time that the plan had been given up. One
Bell, judge of Jefferson county, disclosed to
witness in Washington last winter, the manner
in which one hundred Republican
ballots were substituted for one hun
died other ballots at the precinct at which
Bell served as inspector at the Presidential
election. The inference which witness drew
was that the substitution made a change of
two hundred votes in the result.
On examination by Hiscock, witness testified
that no direct offerB of money were made by
either Noves or Stearns to influence his official
action. On one occasion Mr. Manton Marble,
after assuring witness of his belief that the
State cast its vote for Tilden, and that fraud
was being resorted to by Republicans to give
the State to Hayes, made an appeal to him to do
his duty. Witness repeated that if he felt that
Hayes was elected he would die in the ditch
before he would give up the State, to which he
alleged Marble said, "there is no danger if you
do right of your dying in the ditch or dying
poor." I think Mr. Marble had subsequently
made a public denial of having approached
witness. Witness testified that at the time of tho
canvass much excitement prevailed, and that
he leceived threatening letters from an anony
mous source, and at one time was in fear of
bodily harm, because, when returning home
one evening with two friends, he was
apparently accompanied by a man on
horseback unknown to him, though
neither on this nor any other occasion
was violence attempted against him.
Afterwards witness was cautioned bv Marble
against a man reported to be on the way from
New York claiming to represent Tilden and al
leged to have money for him for the purpose of
influencing witness in his official conduct.
Marble emphatically asserted that Tilden knew
nothing of any such, and had nothing to do
with such characters as he, and would counte
nance no such proceeding Witnes could
not at the time understand from the
representations made by Noyes, Wallace
and others that they suggested to him anything
that was immoral or wrong, but that they were
simply commending him for doing what was
right, at the same time conveying the assurance
that he would be provided for because of the
service he was rendering. Witness had no
knowledge at the time of the canvass of the
rands narrated by him in his published affi
davit, and his present knowledge of them was
confined to representations made to him by the
authors of them. In some instances they
came from disappointed office-seekers,
though Bowes and others had been
provided for, and were holding
office under the administration. If called upon
under like circumstances in the absence of a
decision of the supreme court with these per
sonal representations of fraud, he would not
decide as he did in the board before, but would
vote to give the State to Tilden, for he be
lieved these representations to be true from his
knowledge of the men. Witness further testi
fied that the entire election machinery of the
State in 1876 was in the hands of the appoin
tees of Gen. Stearns.
Wm. Archer Cocke, who was attorney general
of Florida, and one of the three members of
the returning board in 1876 testified that up
on two occasions at the hour appointed for the
meeting of the board he attended it at the
secretary of state's office, where the board met.
He was obliged to wait an honr before gaining
admission that when the door was looked
from the inside, Governor Stearns passed out,
and inside he found Cowgill and McLin,
the other members of the board.
Secretary of State Bloxham testified to hav
ing made search among the Baker county elec
tion papers on file in the governor's office, and
that no duplicate of the retnrn was found
ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 1878.
HOW TMET OPENED THE LAST WEEK
OF THEIR SESSION.
The River and Harbor Bill Considered by
the SenateWindom Blows His Bugle for
the Mississippi ImprovementThe House
Debates the Question ot A Impropriations
for Public Buildings In Order to Give Em
ployment to the Needy.
WASHINGTON, June 10.The conference com
mittee report on the bill providing a perma
nent form of government for the District of
Columbia, submitted Saturday, was concurred
in and the bill now goes to the President.
Senator Spencer moved to take up the reso
lution submitted by him Saturday authorizing
the appointment of a special committee to in
quire into the alleged frauds iu connection
with the recent Presidential election and began
to read an argument stating that the Repub
lican party would have submitted to the ad
ministration of President Hayes for the brief
period of four years but the investigation was
reopened by the Democrats.
Senator Morrill made a point of order as to
whether the Senator had a right to discuss the
merits of the question on a motion to take up,
but withdrew the point on Spencer's saying he
would speak but five minutes.
Senator Spencer, in his brief address, said he
entered his protest against the effort made to
show that the Republican party had covered up
facts of any sort. An investigation of the
character proposed, should not stop with any
State or any country, er with any one political
party. It had been charged that the count of
the electoral vote would not have proceeded in
the House had it not been that an arrangement
was made with certain leading Democrats. This
matter should be inquired into. He spoke of
Louisiana affairs, and said the Nioholls govern
ment came into existence by armed violence.
As a citizen, as a Republican, as a Senator, he
believed there should be a full investigation.
The resolution was taken up and Senator
Sargent submitted an amendment to have the
investigation made by the Matthews investi
The resolution and amendment were referred
to the committee on privileges and elections.
In answer to an inquiry of Senator Sargent,
the chairman of that committee, Wadleigh,
stated that it was the intention of the com
mittee to submit a report at the present ses
sion on the 16th amendment to the constitution,
conferring suffrage upon women.
Senator Patterson's resolution authorizing a
sub-committee of the committee on Territories
to Bit during the recess and preceed to the In
dian Territory, take testimony in regaid to
the issue of certain railroad bonds predicated
upon conditional land grants and inquire
whether a civil form of government can be or
ganized over the Indian Territory was agreed to
Senators Davis, of Illinois, Whyte, and Jones
of Florida, at their own request, were excused
from serving on the Matthews special commit
The bill to strengthen the foundation of the
Washington monument was agreed to yeas 38,
The House bill designating the times for an
election for representatives for the forty
sixth and succeeding Congress from the State
of Colorado passed.
Senator Hereford called up the House bill to
provide for an election of representatives to
the forty-sixth Congress in the State of West
Virginia. The committee on privileges and
elections reported an amendment fixing the
time for election of representatives to Congress
from North Carolinia, and also authorizing the
present legislature of New Hampshire to elect
a United States Senator for the term commen
cing March 4th, 1879. A lengthy debate fol
lowed on the last named amendment which
was finally agieed to, yeas 28 nays 24. The
bill then passed.
Senator Sargent from the committee on print
ing submitted an amendment to the sundry
civil appropriation bill, appropriating one
hundred thousand dollars to purchase back
volumes and stereotype plates of the Congres
sional (Jlobe, also the two stoiy fire proof buil
ding in which they are stored." Referred.
The river and harbor appropriation bill was
taken up, and Senator Windom spoke at length
in favor of the improvement of the Mississippi
At the conclusion of Wiudom's speech, the
vote by which Senators Davis, of Ills., Wbyte
and Jones of Florida, were excused fiom ser
vice on the select committee, appointed under
the Matthews resolution, was reconsidered.
Consideration of the river and harbor bill
was resumed. Senator Cockrell spoke in favor
of that part of the bill providing for the ap
pointment of a Mississippi river improvement
commission. He argued there could be no
general system for improvement of rivers until
after a thorough survey.
Pending discussion Messrs. Blaine, Allison,
and Withers were appointed members of the
conference committee on the army appropria
Consideration of the river and harbor bill
was proceeded with. Senator Spencer in
charge of the bill, in answer to question said
the bill as it now stood before the Senate ap
propriated $2,252,700. As it came from the
House it appropriated $7,330,000.
Senator Sargent called for the ayes and nayes
on the amendment increasing the appropria
tion for improving the harbor of Charleston,
South Carolina, from $40,000 to $200,000, and
it was agieed to, yeas 41, nayes 8. Other
amendments of the committee were agreed to
Striking out the appropriation of $10,000 for
port Clinton, Ohio. Reducing 'the appropria
tion for improving the entrance to Galveston
harbor, Texas, from $125,000 to $50,000.
Striking out of the House bill the appropria
tion of $20,000 for Passo Carralo inlet into
Matagorda bay, Texas, and that of $75,000 dol
lais for improving the White and St. Francis
livers, Arkansas, and to bnild a stern wheel
snag boat for that river. Increasing the ap
propriation for improving the mouth of the
Red river of Louisiana from $50,000 to $120,-
Pending discussion Mr. Dorsey submitted an
amendment to the sundry appropriation bill
appropriating $27,500 to pay for clerk hire, en
gineering expenses, marshals' fees and other ex
penses of the Hot Springs commission also au
thorizing the President to appoint three com
missioners, to hold their offices for one year,
and have the same power and authority as was
conferred upon the commission by act of
March 3d. 1877, which article is continued in
force to enable the commission authorized by
this amendment to determine all claims which
may be presented under such act. Referred.
Senator Thurman presented a petition of ladies
of Lovaine county, Ohio, protesting against
legislation which shall deprive them of their
rights by establishing woman suffrage. Re
The Senate then, by a vote of yeas 33, nays
House of Representatives.
Bills were introduced and referredby Mr.
Frye, incorporating the United States railway
and mail service mutual benefit association.
By Mr. Butler, for relief of the industrial
classes, for prompt settlement of the public
lauds and for the better protection of the fron
tier from Indian depredations.
By Mr. Cox, of New York, to reduce the
duties on imports 15 per cent.
By Mr. Morse, authorizing the appointment
by the Piesident of three commissioners to
confer with commissioners on the part of
Great Britain, and to ascertain upon what
basis a treaty of reciprocity can be negotiated
with the British provinces in America.
A bill appropriating $210,000 for a barge
office at New York, and for the extension of a
sea wall, passed, yeas 161, nays 66.
The conference report on the military acad
emy appropriation bill was agreed to.
The House non-concurred in the Senate
amendments to the army appropriation bill,
and went into committee of the whole on the
civil sundry bill.
The first paragraph appropriating $12,000
for public printing and building was passed
been reached. Chandler, of Virginia, moved to
increase the appropriation for public buildings
at Atlanta from $20,000 to $60,000.
Mr. Atkins opposed the amendment as one
that would open the question in regard to all
other public buildings, and would swell the
bill up to $30,000,000.
Mr. Ellsworth asked Mr. Atkins if this was
not the proper time to complete our public
buildings, when men were Buffering through
Mr. Atkins referred him, for answer, to the
report of the secretary of the treasury, insist
ing on the necessity of reducing the estimates,
and said it was evident, from the falling off of
revenues, the annual deficit would likely be
$20,000,000 instead of $11,000,000.
A long discussion took place, in which Mr.
Foster advocated completing public buildings,
on the ground of economy in rent, cheapness of
materials and labor, and giving employment to
Mr. Eden aid not understand what relief to
shoemakers would come from employment of
mechanics on government buildings, and Mr.
Ittner replied that when a mechanic got em
ployment he could buy shoes from shoemakers.
Mr. WrightThat is the doctrine, stand by it.
Mr. Eden suggested that the true way to re
lieve labor was to make equal and just laws,
and to relieve people from burdens ot taxation
so they might give employment to labor.
Mr.lttner said unless Congress did something
for the laboring men instead of demagoguery
and tomfoolery, God only kuew what would
happen. [Applaube and laughter. I
Mr. Harrison spoke in the ssme vein, and
charged the committee on appropriations with
want of capacity. Members could not safely
go before their constituents with mere preten
sions to economy.
Mr. Wright said it afforded hiir great sat
isfaction to find that the number of dema
gogues in the House was increasing very rapid
ly. Members had begun to find out there was
to be an election in November.
In the course of a short discussion with
Foster in answer to the question as to whether
he owed a duty to Mississippi paramount to
what he owed the United States, Singleton
said he owed his farst and highest duty to the
State of Mississippi. That waB his doctrine
and ever would be.
Mr. Sparks twitted his co lleague, Harrison,
for stating he was a business man. He (Sparks]
rather supposed he was in the musical line, a
clarionet player in the Maine band. [Laugh
ter. That gentleman ought to know that in
this bill there was an item of $300,000 for the
Chicago custom house, besides an item ot $10,-
000 for it in the deficiency bill. The remedy
for labor troubles was for the government to
furnihh just and wise laws. The secretary of
the treasury and his partisans had inflicted on
the country a financial policy which had brought
numbers of the people to ihe grindstone.
Mr. Dunham protested against the doctrine
that it was the Uuty of the government to take
caie of all pauperis in the United States.
Everybody who struggled faithfully could al
ways make a living. The trouble was people
congregated all around cities who ought to be
at work in the country. (Cries of "that's so.")
They came around cities looking for govern
ment employment, when they ought to be on
Western pranies tilling the soil and supporting
their wives and educating their children.
Mr. Ewing stated he would vote for an in
crease of appropriation for the erection of
public buildings in this season of hardship.
He referred to the sinking fund, to which the
secretary ot the treasury looked very largely
for aid in carrying out his accursed scheme for
resumption. He (Ewing) moved to take that
fund from the secretary and put it in public
works. If that was insufficient he would issue
the ten million treasury notes now held in the
treasury against fractional currency. If that
were not enough he would give back to the
people seventy millions wrested from them by
the steal by this resumption law, tor which the
other side was responsible. The sinking fund
had better be sunk in the ocean than devoted
to the purpose of resumption
Mr. Blount said the action of the secretary
of the treasury was in obedience of law.
Mr. Atkins said the bill appropriated for
public buildings a million more than the bill of
Mr. Cannon said in his country they took
care of their own poor and indigeut and taxed
themselves for that purpose, and they did not
want to be taxed beside for the benefit of the
poor in other parts of the country. The proper
principle was to let every man in the countrv
root, hog, or die. 1 Laughter.]
Atter further discussion Candler's amend
ment was adopted by 104 to 61, and pending
further action the committee rose.
The speaker announced Hewitt, of New
York, Spaiks and Foster as conferrees on the
army appropriation bill. Recess was then taken.
The evening session will be for the consideia
tion of reports from the judiciary committee.
WASHINGTON, June 10.At the House evening
session the bill releasing all reversionary claim
and interest of the United States in certain lands
granted to the State of Michigan by act of
Congress approved June 3d, 1856, passed.
The bill dnectmg suit to be brought in Kan
sas to set aside and annul patents issued for
any of the lands of the Black Hawk band of
Shawnee Indians in Kansas, and to test the
question to title, passed.
By Mr. Bi tierTo enforce, under penalty of
fine and imprisonment, section 1,750, reviRed
statutes, which provides that soldiers and sail
ors honorably discharged by reason
of disability resulting from wounds
or 6ickness incuried in the line
of duty shall be preferred for appointments to
civil offices, provided they possess the necessary
Mr. Thornburgh offered an amendment that
the bill shall not be construed to exclude any
soldier disabled in line of duty and honorably
discharged, or widowB or daughters of killed or
disabled soldiers. Agreed to, and the bill
Mr. Stenger, from the judiciary committee,
reported adversely the bill giving additional
representation in Congress to the State of Ne
braska. Made the special order for the second
Wednesday in December. Adjourned.
over withont amendment. The section mak- I hurried away, declining to say what conclusion
WASHINGTON, June 10.The adoption by the
Senate to-day, and by the House last Saturday,
of the report of the committee of conference
on the Washington monument, secures the
prompt completion of that structure.
Senator Edmunds, chairman of select com
mittee, recently appointed on motion of Stan
ley Matthews, reconsidered his intention of
asking to be released from service, and will
act as chairman. Dai is of Illinos, W hyte and
Jones of Florida will also remain on
the committee. The probable sessions of this
committee will not continue more than a few
days after adjournment of Congress. The
committee will meet for organization to-mor
row, but owing to the pressure of public busi
ness in the Senate there is very little probabil
ity of investigation being commenced until
The deputy sargeant-at-arms of the House
to-day served Senator Matthews, in the lobby
of the Senate, with a subpoena to appear before
the Potter investigating committee to-mor
The House judiciary committee agreed to
report favorably a bill directing the commis
sioner of external revenne to refund all taxes
collected on capital employed in the business
of banking, whieh came within the decision of
the supreme court in the case of Bailey, col
lector, vs. Clarke. Applications for refunding
to be presented withing a year, and in con
formity with existing treasury regulations.
Representative Schleicher said the committee
on public buildings and grounds will make a
favorable report on his bill appropriating $40,-
000 to be raised on 4 per cent, bonds, for com
pleting the public buildings of the country.
Mrs. Tilton's Tribulation.
NEW YOBK, June 10.The examining com
mittee of Plymouth church met to-night in the
parlors of the church for the purpose of con
sidering the charges made against Mrs. Eliza
beth R. Tilton by Mrs. Walton. The session
was with closed doors, as it was desired to keep
the proceedings strictly private. Mrs. Tilton
sent in a letter, in which it is understood
she reiterated the statement she made concern
ing Mr. Beeeher. This was read by the com
mittee aad discussed at length. At the close
of the session the members of the committee
Wie. buildings having they had arrived at. It was subsequently as-
certaiaetl tbat they resolved to drop Mrs. Til
ton's name from the roll. Mrs. Tilton refused
to-night to say anything in regard to the
POPJE BOB'S POLITICS.
No-Account ManTreatment of
ChandlerGrant the Next Presi-
Col. Bobert G. Ingersoll was registered at
the Parker honse yesterday, and a representa
tive of the Globe, noticing his name on the
register, called upon him at his room to get
his opinions on the Potter resolution and its
"Oh, well," replied the colonel, in answer
to a question, "it is a long story, and I am
afraid that as a story teller I am not a suc
cess. Mr. Hayes occupies the Presidential
chair, and, as a natural consequence, 1 re
spect him but I have nothing to say about
the matter. I think as much now as I ever
did about Hayes. Do you understand me? He
was not my choice. Blaine, of Maine, was,
is, and shall always be my candidate.
Hayes is a weak man. He placed himself in
antagonism to his party. I don't mind so
much hia treatment of Southern Repub
licans, but he has proved unfaithful to his
Northern constituents. To tell yon the
truth I am a Republican, and I believe in
Republican doctrines. I am with Conkling,
Blaine, and Edmunds against this
shilly-shally display of Southern ameliora
tion. I tell you he has gone back upon his
real friends. I believe that Hayes was hon
estly elected, but I also honestly believe that
the electoral commission was unconstitution
al. Now you see I am out of politics, and
expect to be until the next election, ana
perhaps even then I won't have a
hand in the matter. Now, in regard
to the Potter resolution of investigation. I
am in favor of it. If fraud has been com
mitted I am ignorant of the fact. I was
simply a campaign speaker. If I was Hayes,
the moment that Dennis confessed his guilt
I would immediately have demanded
an investigation. I would never hold
a seat by fraud. In fact, I favor
Potter's resolution. If fraud has been
committed let themI mean the Democratic
partyinvestigate the matter and displace
him. Now, then, about ChandlerI mean
Chandler, of Michigan. I do not think that
Hayes has acted squarely. Why, it!"
taid the orator, ''Chandler was the king-pin
of the party when it was in danger, and
helped to save it! The Democrats. Oh,
well. I'm not a Democrat, and how can I
speak for the Democrats? I think they
should have nominated Judge David Davis
for President, and, with him as their candi
date, they would havewell, I won't say so
but I think they would have had a chance of
winning. Tilden, you see, was not liked by the
Southern men. They neglected national poli
tics for State affahs. In regard to the elec
tion of David Davis as a Senator, that was
an accident I don't think that either party
intended that he should be elected. The
electoral commission of course was partisan.
No one can gainsay tae fact. There were
eight Republican members against seven
Democrats: the Democrats voted solidly in
favor of Tilden, and what could the Repub
licans do but vote for Hayes? If they did
so conscientiously, I can not de
termine that is an affair of their own. Had
I been Tilden, I would not have given up so
easily. In the next campaign the
Democrats will have a solid South.
Yes, and, I may add a few friends in the
Noith. Grant! why, of course. I will vote
for him in preference to a lukewarm Re
publican. You have no idea how Grant
stock is increasing in importance. I really
believe that Grant will be the next Presi-
QUEBEC, June 10.A number of hands on
the steamer Sarmatian descended to the lower
hold to-day to unload oranges, and were over
come by the foul gas. Quartermaster Geo.
Millway and a laborer named Plante were suffo
cated before they could be got out.
Striking laborers to the number of 700
paraded the streets to-day again, and visited
Roche's mill and forced him to sign a docu
ment to pay his men $1 to $1.50, bmasbed all
the windows of the mill, dangerously wounded
five policemen with stones, and marched
A Prominent Indian Dead.
LEAVENWORTH, Kansas, June 10.Last Sun
day George Washington, one of the moat prom
inent of Nez Perces prisoners at Fort Leaven
worth, died of consumption. He had for a
number of years occupied the position of her
ald of Chief Joseph's counsels, and usually
presided over then religious ceremonies. Near
ly every one in the camp attended his funeral,
which was after the Indian fashion. It is ex
pected the sub chiefs Yellow Bull, Espowyers,
and Prather Hazklntt, will return from the
North about July 1st, if they get here this
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 10.The report of
the agricultural bnrean estimates the yield of
wheat for th year at 8,000,000 bushels the oat
crop a full average and very promising grapes
promisi .g tobacco crop one thud less than
last year, generally not looking well corn a
full average crop planted, and looks well cot
ton looking well fruit cropapples expected
to be very large.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 1 A. M.Indications
for the upper lake region, upper Mississippi
and the lower Missouri valleys: Rising or sta
tionary followed by falling barometer, station
ary or rising temperature, variable winds and
generally clear or partly cloudy weather.
CLEVELAND, O June 10.Forest City's 2
LONDON, Ont., June 10.Rochesters 6,
DUBUQUE, Iowa, June 10.A Herald special
from Alden, Iowa, says a boat containing five
boys went over the dam at that place last
evening, drowning Walter Massey. The others
swam ashore, Massey's body is not yet found.
William Cullen ltrjant.
NEW YORK, June 10.The condition of Wil
liam Cullen Bryant is becoming alarming.
ALL ABOUND TH E GLOBE.
One-half of Zarcy, White county, Ark., was
yesterday destroyed by fire. Loss $60,000.
A Berlin correspondent says the Grand Duke
Nicholas is disgusted with the pacifiction of
affairs, and intends to retire to his estate.
Mrs. Sarah Ross Corwin, widow of Gov. Cor
win, died this morning of apopl xy at her
homestead in Lebanon, Warren county, Ohio,
in her eighty-third year.
Mrs. Mybnder, her little daughter and a
neighbor's child, of Little Rock, Ark., were
yesterday horribly burned, the little girl fa
tally. The others may recover. Coal oil.
The dress hats worn by gentlemen are of
dark gray cassimere, made on a willow body
that is very porous and light The crown is
slightly bell-shaped, and is nearly seven
inches deep the brim has the round RugHqh
carl. These hats are of very fine quality,
yet cost only $5. Undress hats are of the
same gray shades, made over frame they
aie in Derby shades, with English rolled
brim. Some of these Derby hats have flat
tops to the crown, while others have' the
familiar round top-
THE GERMAN CAPITAL THE CENTER
OF EUROPEAN NEWS.
Statesmen from All the Nations Gathering
at the CongressSpeculations ot All Sort*
The Proposition to Disband the Belch-
stagMiscellaneous Foreign A'ewn.
BERLIN, June 10.Prince Hohenlohe will ar
rive from Paris Wednesday.
M. Waddington, French plenipotentiary to
the congress, left Paris Sunday night for
Since morning there has been a real advance
towards improvement in the emperor's condi
tion. He sat up in an arm chair for eight
hours. He feels materially stronger, and his
appetite is better.
BKBUN, June 10.Liberal newspapers regret
the proposed dissolution of the Reichstag.
They profess to believe that a liberal majority
will again be returned more than ever deter
mined to resist a reactionary polity, whereas if
the present parliament is reconvened and a
definite bill against socialist agitation and
lawlessness submitted, the majority would ac
cept it and thus save the country from reac
tionary and ultramontane experiments.
The government does not share the
belief that a liberal majority will
be re-elected. Bismarck evidently counts
upon a thorough political revolution which
will enable him not only to prosecute the cam
paign against the Democrats, but to carry those
measures of economy and domestic policy
which he endeavored to put through the Reich
stag by a transaction with the national liberals
at the time Benningsen's entry into tne cab
inet was talked of.
The federal council will decide to-morrow
upon the Prussian proposal for the dissolution
ot the Reichstag.
LONDON, June 10.Caratheodori, made
Pasha and appointed chief plenipotentiary in
the Berlin congress, is a pure Greek and
Christian. He has been under secretary of
foreign affairs throughout the late complir i
tions, and is the author of most of the Sta i
documents on the subje issued from th
Turkish foreign office. The appointment o:
a Christian as first aud a Prussian (Mehcmet
Ah) as second plenipotentiary is unprecedent
ed in the history of the porte, and is regarded
as the first clever move on the part of the
Turks to demonstrate the equality of all Otto
man subjects under the new constitution,
Pressing demands reach Constantinople from
Pomak camp, in Rhodope mountains, for aid
in behalf of over 100,000 refugees who fled
thither from the Russians and Bulgarians.
Leaders of the insurrection beg that competent
persons be sent to admiuister relief to the sick
and starving, and to see that the country ia not
in arms against any power, but is only defend
ing itself against Bulgarian violence. They
ask whether it is not possible for England to
do something to put a stop to the outrages.
The apDointment of Rosette, president of the
Roumanian chamber of deputies, as acting pre
mier during Bratiano's absence at the congress,
has created a bitter feeling against Roumania
and Prince Charles, because Rosette is a well
known Socialist-Democratic agitator.
PARIS, June 10.The Shah of Persia has ar
SOCIALISTS IN FRANCE.
The Temps learns that the French police,
complying with a request of the German gov
ernment, made a descent Saturday on the houses
of several Germans in Paris who were sus
pected of complicity in the crime of Dr. No
beling. Two persons were arrested, detained
some hours, and released. The police are sat
isfied that no indications of a conspiracy exist.
OFF FOB BERLIN.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 10.Gortschakoff, ac
companied by Barons Jomini and Fredericks
and several secretaries, started for Berlin to
ROME, Jane 10.Count Corti, Italian pleni
potentiary to the congress, started for Berlin
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 10.The minister of
foreign affairs telegraphed, yesterday, to the
Turkish ambassador at London, positively de
claring apocryphal the statement that the
Porte had issued a memorandum relative to the
pressure exercised by the Russian plenipoten
tiaries during the negotiation of the treaty of
THE VATICAN ON SOCIALISM.
LONDON, June 11.A Rome dispatch says the
Vatican has decided to propose co-operation
with Germany for the repression of socialism
there, on condition that the Folk laws are
THE ROYAL TRIO.
A Vienna correspondent says a meeting of the
three Emperors is expected after the recovery
of Emperor William.
GBBECE IN THE CONGRESS.
A Berlin correspondent says at it first sitting
the congress will decide whether Greece is to
be invited to take part in the deliberations.
The only points expected to cause grave diffi
culties are the war indemnity and annexation
of Antivari by Montenegro.
FEELINO IN AUSTRIA.
A Vienna correspondent says: 'There is still
lingering apprehensions here, although it is
difficult to say what is its foundation. Military
preparations are being quietly pushed. Russia
has not attempted bince General Ignatiefifs
visit to come to a separate understanding with
Fire Last Night.
About 10 o'clock last night afire broke ont
in a barn belonging to Mrs. Bridget Welch,
on Fuller street, a little west of Western
avenue. The place was remote from the
waver supply, and although an engine was
shortly on the ground it could do nothing
towards extinguishing the flames, and the
barn was totally consumed, together with
its contents. A horse valued at 125, a cow
worth $40, a set of harness, a buggy and
sleigh, besides a ton of hay and a quantity of
feed, were burned. The loss on the barn
will reach $200 on the contents about $300.
There is an insurance of $400 on the prop
erty. The loss falls heavily on Mrs. Welch
and her son, who is the only support of a
large family, and by his industry and frugal,
ity had accumulated sufficient to build the
barn and purchase the horse and cow. The
cause of the fire is unknown.
The performances at Coles' circus seemed to
give complete satisfaction to the immense
audiences gathered to witness them. The per
formances in the ring were unusually good and
the specialties were all that was claimed for
them. Conklin's performance with the lions
and leopard was a bold and daring one, and
yet appeared from the power he had over
the brutes to be no more risky
than fondling pet kittens. Mr. and
Mrs. Bates attracted immense attention from
their colossal size and splendid proportions,
as well as from their affability and courteou*
demeanor. It was a picture to see these tower
ing forma stoop and shaking bands with little
children talk with them affectionately. The
animals in the menagerie were in good condi
tion, and the 130 horses were splendid creature*
and well cared for. The circus visits Stillwater
to-day Duluth, Wednesday Brainerd, Thurs
day St. Cloud, Friday Anoka, Saturday, and