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TUNNELING FOR TRUTH.
rVRTHER DEVELOPMENTS ItY THE
Gen. Smith, Appointment Clerk of the
Treasury Department, Produces Some
More of Stanley Matthew*,' Letters- A
JLctter of the Monumental Fraud Recom
mending Anderson Conveniently Lost
he Fraud Trial Steadily Leading to
Pirate ShermanButler and Cox Enliven
the Proceedings bv a Brief Battle of
"WordsThe Senate Commtttee Meet but
Postpone, Going In to the hastiness An
WASHINGTON, June 13.The Potter investi
gating committee held a brief secret session
to-day, immediately befoie the regular meet
Gen. Smith, late appointment clerk 'of the
tieaBiuy department, re-called, testified that
this morning he went to the secretary's office
at the executive mansion and looked over the
record of letters, and found that there had
been a letter referred to the treasury depart
ment, March 10th, which had been written to
the President by a personal friend, recommend
ing the appointment of James E. Anderson.
Witness had but One interview with the
President in regard to Anderson's appointment.
He producod. telegram from Stanley Matthaws
bearing date July 30th, addressed
to lumsclf, taken from the files o
thl treasury department, which he
thought was the reply to a telegram sent by
Secretary Sherman. The telegram read as fol
lows: "The letter referred to has been received.
No answer needed."
Witness has written to Matthews and showed
him one of Anderson's letters, but did not
remember the contents of it.
Mr. Butler read from the evidence the letter
written by AndeiBon baring date June 19,
1877, in which he atd: "Any ward bummer
who desires an appointment as inswtctor of
customs, etc the lull text of which'has been
heretofore published, and also a litter written
to Gun. Smith by (Stanley Matthews, dated
June 20th, as follows:
"Dear Genejiii: I have your favor of the
20th. No. :i is under obligations to Ander
on. j,aw him on the cars going to Baltimore,
fle told me ho was eatisfied. If he doesn't
fhoose to take what you think is proper, drop
him. I promised nothing but to" do what I
could to have him appointed. YourB respect
fully, (Signed), STANLEY MATTHEWS."
Gen. Butler questioned the witness at length
".egaidmg the letter written by Anderson de
iihnmsi the position of inspector of customs
and .S to the time the letter was forwarded to
JdAtthews. Witness replied to the best of his
iccollection that ho sent the letter to Matthews
the day ot its receipt, June 20th.
At the request ot Gen. Butler, after having
said he had in his possession another letter
fiom Anderson, witness produced two letters,
and stated he had no particular friendly rela
tion with Andemon. He had advised him on
certain points and had appointed his brother
the custom house at Baltimore.
Another i&tter from Anderson to Smith was
load by Ijten. Butler, inquiring whether Sena
tot Matthews had said anything of his (Ander-
son's) liiend, a clerk in the Philadelphia cus
tom house, and being interrogated whether he
(Smith) replied to that letter, he said it was
his recollection he did, and stated he had not
heard irom Senator Matthews on the subject.
Gen. Butler called the attention of the wit
'aess to his testimony in which he Btated that
Uatthewb had written the President from Cin
cinnati, recommending the appointment of
Anderson, and asked him if that letter was on
file. Smith replied it was not.
Q. Don't you think it veiy unfortunate that
letter was lost
A. No, sir, I do not.
Q. Upon whose recommendation did you
ippoint And\aon's brother to a clerkship in
the Baltimoie custom house?
A. 'Jpon the recommendation of Matthews.
Hen. Butler asked Gen. Smith if he was in
rontcrence with counsel last night.
WitnessI do not understand the question.
Gen. Butler, pointing to Judge Shellabarger,
counsel for Secietary Sherman: Do you know
Q. Do you know Judge Wilson
A. I do not know whether I do or not.
Mr* Cox objected to the questions, and Gen.
Butler stated that he did not propose to be re
proved by the gentleman from Ohio, this being
the third or fourth time.
Mr. Cox said when the occasion in his mind
prompted he would certainly continue to ofter
After fuither discussion, Mr. McMahon ad
vocating the competency of Gen. Butler's
question, and Reed and Cox opposing, Gen.
Butler btated his reason for putting the ques
tion was to show that Smith was an unwilling
witness and was in connection with the other
General Smith stated that Butler his state
ment clings to the opinion from the beginning
of the examination that he (Smith) was an un
willing witness, claiming as his reasons there
for the fact of the receipt of personal letters
fiom Anderson by Smith, which led him (But
ler) to believe that Smith would not testify to
anything unfavorable to Anderson, and, as But
ler did not know of the character of the letters
in question until within the last five minutes,
he surely could not have considered him an
unwilling witness from the commencement of
his testimony, and further he (Smith) asked
the piotection of the committee.
Gen. Smith further said, the gentleman who
had been examining him had caused oertain
statements to go into the record which he
(Smith) had not intended to utter.
The investigation was resumed and witness
fcaid in answer to Butler's question that he had
not been in consultation last night with either
Judge Shellabarger or Wilson.
Mr. cMahon then examined the witness re
garding the Matthews' letter referring to the
appointment of Andeison, but witness merely
corroborated his previous testimony.
By McMahonIn regard to that letter of
Secretary Sherman addressed to the com
mittee. Did he show you the letter the com
mitttee had addressed to him.
A. No sir.
Q. Give the language passed between you
and Secretary Sherman the day you got to
gether when this letter was written.
A. As near as I can remember when I went
in I said to him I had received a communica
tion from the appointment clerk requesting me
to send these letters. As he wished to examine
them I had thought it best to wait on him in
pei son and bring the letters with me. The
letter of the appointment clerk to me simply
designated the letters belonging to the Ander
son matter, I believe, but gave no particular
desciiption of them.
Q. Go on with the interview between your
self and Sherman.
A. Secretary Sherman then said to me he
wished to examine himself whether these let
ters were official or not. I replied that was a
matter I had decided for myself, whether the
letteis were personal or not, but I had no ob
iection to his seeing the letters if he wished.
That is all the conversation. Then I submitted
the letters to him and he read each one him
self. This occurred in the appointment room,
which is a branch of the secretary's office. An
derson was an applicant in the State depart
ment for a position as consul up to the last of
Q. Now. how was it the letter of Conn, written
on the 16th or 18th of March to the President,
was sent to the treasury department, and then
to the state department? How did it come to
be sent to the treasury department, where he
was not an applicant for a position till two
A. They may have sent it, not being aware
that he was an applicant at the state depart
ment. I will say, as an expert, if you wish
that kind of evidence, that the treasury being
a department of the government in which the
largest number of offices at large are, that
when there is no special place named by the
applicant, they are very apt to send such let
ters there. That matter is, however, discre
tionary with the President's secretary, and they
may not at that time have known of his appli
cation to the state department or remembered
Q. In dealing with Anderson did you act on
the Conn letter?
A. No sir. I never saw that letter till last
week. It was filed in the treasury before I
saw the appointment clerk. I was appointed
May 1st, lb77. I was not aware this letter was
on file. I never looked on the files at all after
the publication of the letter to Anderson ap
peared in the papers.
Q. Is it not usual, when anybody applies
for a position in the department, to require
some testimonials from outsiders as a basis for
the appointment, even when you have made np
your mind to make the appointment?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What official papers had Anderson on file
to your knowledge, and on which you based
your intention to appoint him to this place
that you picked out?
A. Nothing whatever to base it upon except
that letter of Matthews to me. I acted on that
Q. And the particular letter upon which you
acted is the last?
A. Yes. sir.
Q. And the letter which you wrote in reply
to that particular letter on which you acted,
you have no copy of?
A. I wrote no letter in reply to that. I
think it required non^, being a recommenda
tion for office. I do not remember writing any
reply to it. The letter, that is the last, was the
one on which I based the intention to appoint
Q. Why would not the President see Ander
A. He did not give any reason, but was very
emphatic, and showed great disgust or aver
Q. Give us &B hear as you can what the Presi
A. I can only give the substance. I went
in to tell him that Senator Matthews had
recommended this young man, a political refu
gee from Louisiana, for an appointment in the
treasury, and I had offered him a minor place
and he had declined positively taking any place
in the treasury unless he could have a larger
(salary, something like $3,000, and that he had
told me I was to see him, the President. I
Would understand he was to have a larger
place, and he wanted to see him The Presi
dent declined to Bee him, and he said he was
not awarr that any recognition of that kind ot
hits services was required. He disavowed all
knowledge of any such understanding.
Q. What understanding, you must have con
veyed some understanding?
A. This gentleman claimed there had been
a promise to him personally of a place, that
Senator Matthews and the President would
Q. The President declined it?
Q. What did he say about his being a fit
man to appoint to any place?
A. He said nothing about it. I can't say
as to what the President did, but 1 understood
the President to carry the idea there was no
objection to appointing him to a minor place.
He didnH instruct me not to appoint him, as I
named to him that I had offered him that
place, I certainly understood I could appoint
him to that place without his objection.
Q. Did the President say to you or convey
to you that you should not appoint him
A. No, no more than that he showed his
aversion at having to have anything to do with
Q. How did he show it?
A. The emphatic way in which he declined
to see himi
Q. Give 0s the words.
A. I cannot. I can only give you the im
pression left on my mind.
Q. Do you mean us to understand all he de
clined to do was to recommend him for a high
A. All he declined to do was to countenance
his being put in a higher place.
Q. Why did it never occur to you to go to
see Secretary Sherman as chief of the depart
A. For the reason that when I would go to
him with these minor appointments he wonld
say 'I can't attend to that, Smith I can't be
bothered with the appointments."
Q. Still here was a man that had been down
in Louisiana where Sherman had been, and had
performed valuable services. Why then did
you not go and see Sherman
A. Because the man would not take the ap
pointment I offered*
Q. But when he claimed a higher one, why
did you not go and see him then?
A. Well, because, his claim I did not think
was a matter that needed to take Secretary
Q. Still you took the trouble to go and see
A. I did. He asked me to. If he had asked
me to go to Sherman I should have done so.
Q. Did the President at this interview say
Anderson had been appointed to a consul
A. No sir, he said nothing about it.
After some further testimony on the same
subject the committee adjourned.
The Matthews Committee.
WASHINGTON, June 13.The social committee
of the Senate, appointed at the instance of
Senator Matthews to inquire into any connec
tion he may have had with election matters in
Louisiana, convened to-day. James E. Ander
son appeared in connection with the sergeant
at-arms. The committee consists of Senator
Edmunds, chairman, Allison, Ingalls, Hoar,
Davis, of 111., Whyte and Jones,~of Florida.
Senator Edmunds being absent, Senator Alli
son presided. A note was lead from Mr. Mor
ns, temporary chairman of the Potter commit
tee, stating that Mrs. Jenkswas to be examined
to-day, and that it was necessary Anderson
should be present. Anderson then retired and
the committee took a recess. Senator Mat
thews was present.
OVER THE LINE.
Gen. MacKenzle Invades Mexico With a
Force of 5,000 United States TroopsThe
^Invasion Said to be for the Punishment of
Horse Thieves and Revolution ibts.
NEW ORLEANS, June 13.A Galveston special
from San Antonio, says the following will ap
pear in the morning JTerald, and is authentic
from a gentleman just returned lrom Clark:
Friday last Gen. Muncia, commanding the
Mexican government troops, was killed by Es
cobeda's soldiers, near that place. Saturday,
Gen. McKenzie and Col. Shalter, with a strong
force, crossed into Mexico in pursuit of the
raiders, about forty miles north of Eagle Pass.
That night- they were obliged to return to
Texas and immediately telegraphed for rein
forcements. Twenty companies of cavalry
have been sent to their assistance with a sec
tion of artillery consisting of two gatling guns
and two rifled cannon. It is believed at Fort
Clark that this aggregated force has re-entered
Mexico. The troops have fifteen days' rations
and a heavy train, with two experienced guides.
Exciting news is expected.
NEW ORLEANS, La., June 13.The Galveston
yews San Anton'os special says 50 Mexican
troops under Col. Valdez, arrived at Piedras
Negras to reinforce that place. Gen. Naranjo
joins Col. Huncio at Lampas. Their combined
forces are about 300, besides a considerable
force at Laredo. Escobedo's whereabouts are
unknown. It is generally conceded that
the principle object of McKenzie's in
vasion of Mexico is to recover
American horses now in possession of Escobedo
with secondary view of dispersing the revolu
tionary forces and relieving the Diaz govern
ment of impending and growing danger. Mc
Kenzie's forces are not over 5,000 cavalry, but
well provided with artillery. Owing to the re
moteness of the scene of operations from the
telegraph nothing is expected concerning his
dealings within the week.
Playing it Low Down.
CLEVELAND, O., June 13.Base ball Forest
City 8. Bochester 1.
CHICAGO, June 13.Milwaukee 2 Chicago 0.
BOSTON, June 13.Bostons 1 Indianapo
LONDON, Ont., June 13.Teeumsebs, 4 Hor
I'BOVIDENOE, B. I., June 13.Cincinnatis. 2
Providence, 0. Six innings, interrupted by
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL
LA W MAKERS.
The Senate, 45 to 15, Passes the Bill Mak
ing Greenbacks a Legal TenderMis
cellaneous Capital NewsA Motion to
Postpone Adjournment to the 20th De
feated in the HouseLively Fight in the
House Over the Sundry Civil Appropria
tion BillIts Consideration Finally Com
pleted in Committee, Reported to the
House, Some of the Amendments Made
in Committee Agreed to and Others Re
jected, and the Bill Passed.
WASHINGTON, June 13.The bill fixing the
salaries of the surveyors of customs at Balti
more and Portland, Maine, at $4,500 per an
num each, and the surveyor at New Orleans at
$3,500, was passed.
Senator Matthews, from the committee on
railroads, reported without amendment and
without recommendation the Senate bill to aid
in the construction of the Corpus Christi, San
Diego & Bio Grande railroad. Placed on the"
The House bill to restore certain lands in
Iowa to settlement under the homestead law,
and for other purposes, passed. It applies to
all vacant unappropriated lands heretofore
withdrawn for the Mississippi & Missouri rail
way in that State.
The HouBe joint resolution appropriating
$20,000 to provide for the expenses of the
select committee on alleged frauds in the late
Presidential election read, together with the
amendment of the Senate committee on appro
priations, adding $20,000 for the expenses of
such investigation as may be ordered by the
Senate daring the 45th Congress!
Senator Windom suggested that the resolu
tions lay over until to-morrow, as another
amendment would be suggested by a Senator
not now in the chamber. So ordered.
At the expiration of the morning hour Sen
ator Voorhees moved to take up the bill to re
peal the specie resumption act, which led to
Motion agreed to, yeas 30, nays 28, and con
sideration of bill proceeded.
The vote in detail on Senator Voorhees' mo
tion was as follows
Bailey, Beck, Cockrell,
Dennis, EuBtis, Ferry,
Merrimon, Morgan, OjUsbtj,
Johnston, Jones, Fla.
Voorhees, Wallace, Withers29.
Allison, Anthony, Barnnm, Bayard,. Burnside,
Dawes, Eaton, Hoar, Allison, Armstrong,
Bailey, Beck, Barnum,
Eustis, Perry, Anthony, Bayard, Burnside,
Sargent, Saulsbury, tfaxmden,
Kitkutood, McMillan, McPherson,
Senator Harris, who would have voted in the
affirmative, was paired with Senatoi Edmunds,
who would have voted in the negative. Senator
Cameron, of Wisconsin, was absent on account
Senator Ferry, member of the committee on
finance, called Senator Anthony to the chair
and took charge of the bill. Having reported
it to the Senate he agreed with the majority of
the committee on finance in fixing Oct. ls 1878,
as the time when United States notes shall be
receivable for duties On imports, but the
amendment in the nature of a" substitute pro
posed by the Senator from Indiana (Voorhees)
sometime ago was to make them receivable
from and after the passage of the act. He
suggested to Senator Voorhees that
he so modify his amendment
as to provide that United States notes be re
ceivable the same aB coin in payment of four
per cent, bonds, and it was so modified.
Senator Ferry explained that the theory of
the bill was to break down all distinction be
tween greenbacks and coin.
Senator Matthews gave notice that at a proper
time he would substitute for the bill reported
by the finance |committee that of which he
gave notice sometime ago, providing
for a reissue of treasury notes returned to the
treasury or redeemed in cash, and that the
amount of outstanding legal tender notes Bhall
not exceed $350,000,000. Also authorizing the
secretary of the treasury to maintain in the
treasury a reserve fund in coin of $100,000,000
to redeem legal tenders, and that the obligation
of the secretary of the treasury to redeem legal
tender notes in coin shall not begin till said
reserve fund has accumulated to $100,000,000.
It further authorizes the secretary of the treas
ury to receive legal tender notes in payment for
United States bonds.
After discussion, the substitute of Voorhees
was rejected, yeas 29, nays 32.
The question then recurred on the amended
substitute of the committee on finance for the
House bill, and it was agreed to, yeas 30, nays
29. The bill having been considered in com
mittee of the whole, was reported to the Senate,
and passed, yeas 45. nays 15, as follows:
Johnston, Jenes, Fla.
McCreery, McDonald, McMillan,
Harris, Hansom and Grover, who
would have voted in the offirmative, were paired
with Edmunds, Hamlin and Mitchell, who
would have voted in the negative.
The bill, as passed, is as follows:
Be it enacted, &c, That from and after the
passage of this act United States notes shall be
receivable the same as coin, in payment of
4 per centum bonds now authorized by law,
and on and after Oct. 1st, 1878, said notes shall
be receivable for duties on imports.
Thurman, Voorhees, Wallace,
Withers45. Morrill, Patterson,
After the introduction of a few bills, which
were placed on the calendar, the bill to create
a sinking fund for the Kansas Pacific railroad
was taken up.
Senator Hoar submitted an amendment pro
viding that the salary of government directors
of the Union Pacific railroad company Bhall be
fixed by the President of the United States,
and paid by the company, and no directors
shall receive further compensation from the
Senator Thurman said this bill did not relate
to the Union Pacific railroad, but he would not
object to the amendment.
Pending discussion the Senate adjourned till
Mouse of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, June 13.There was a great
deal of confusion this morning as to the order
of business. Mr. EIUB endeavored to call up
the contested election case of Richardson vs.
Rainey, of South Carolina, and Mr. Reagan
endeavored to call up the river and harbor bill
for the purpose of concurring in the Senate
amendments. Finally both propositions were
voted down, and the House determined to go
into committee of the whole on the sundry
civil appropriation bill, and closing all further
debate on the bill and amendments.
Mr. Eden moved to suspend the rales and
put the bill on its passage just as it came from
the committee on appropriations.
Mr, AtkinsI am astonished that the gentlg-
ST, PAUL, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 14 1878.
man is so anxious to pass the bill without un
Mr. Eden (excitedly)You might as well put
it through nnder suspension of the rules as
to put it through in committee without discus
Mr. Cox, of New YorkIf we pass the bill
nnder suspension of the rules, we will suspend
ourselves. [Laughter and (great uproar. I
mbvs to adjourn, BO aB to give members time
to come to their right senses.
The motion was forthwith defeated, 14 yeas
to 131 nays. By this time nearly every mem
ber was on his feet, and Cox, of New York,
Hooker and Kitnmel rising to points of order,
with cries of "order" and "vote," from all
parts of the House,
Finally the speaker succeeded in obtaining
order, and a vote being taken on Eden's motion
to suspend the rules and pass the bill as origi
nally reported, it was defeated, yeas 48( nays
The House then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Carlisle in the chair, on the sundry
Mr. Williams, Michigan, offered an amend
ment appropriating $10,000 for improvement
of the Yellowstone National park. Adopted.
On motion of Mr. Taylor the appropriation
for the Hayden survey was increased from
$50,000 to $75,000.
On motion of Mr. Eden the appropriation
for the Powell survey was increased from
$30,000 to $50,000.
After a very noisy session the committee,
without coming to any final action on the bill
rose. Mr. Blount submitted a report of the
conference committee on the postoffice appro
priation bill. Agreed to. Recess:
WASHINGTON, June 13.Mr. Cox, N. Y., from
foreign affairs committee, reported a joint
resolution for interposition of the President
to obtain a rehearing in the case of Edward
O'Meagher Condon, an officer of the 6th regi
ment, New York volunteers, wounded before
Petersburgh. It asserts his innocency of the
charge of felony for rescuing prisoners at
Manchester, England, and recites his long in
carceration. Passed unanimously.
Mr. Wiggenton, from the committee on pub
lic lands, repoited back the memorial of Mc
Garrahan, together with a favorable report
thereon. Printed and recommitted.
Mr. Waddell moved to suspend the rules and
pass a concurrent resolution rescinding the
adjournment resolution, and fixing Thursday,
the 20th, as the time for adjournment. Amid
a good deal of noise the resolution was defeated,
41 to 112.
Tho House then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Carlisle in the chair, on the civil
sundry appropriation bill. When the sections
in regard to public printing! changing the law
in relation to the nurhber of documents to be
printed, &c, were reached from section 21 to
section 41 and lost, Mr. Hale raised the point
of order on the second section, that it changed
the law, and that it was not in the direction of
economy. The point of order was sustained.
In order to save time and facilitate business,
the remaining sections were considered in bulk,
and all ruled out on the point of order. The
committee then rose and reported the bill to the
House. Immediately after, the chairman re
ported the bill to the House, Mr. Atkins
demanded the previous question.
Mr. Ewing came to the front and asked tbe
gentleman from Tennessee to yield to him and
allow him to offer an amendment prohibiting
the sale of public landB for resumption pur
poses. [Cries of no, no, and regular orden]
Mr* AtkinsI am in perfect sympathy with
the gentleman'8 amendment, but I cannot
yield in this bill, fApplause and confusion.J
Mr. Ewing (excitedly)The gentleman yes
terday agreed to yield to me.
The SpeakerWhat the gentleman said yes
terday does not avail if he does not 6ay so now.
The previous question was then ordered
amidst such great disorder as to call forth the
remark from the speaker that he would not al
low public business to be conducted in each
contusion, and tin gentlemen might as well
make up their minds to that. Finally, the
tumult having been allayed, the House pro
ceeded to vote upon the amendments. The
first amendment, on which the yea and nay
vote was demanded, was that increasing the
appropriation for the Atlanta custom house
from $20,000 to $60,000, and it was agreed to,
yeas 141, nays 8.
The amendment increasing the appropriation
for the Chicago custom house from $300,000 to
$400,000 was rejected, yeas 98, nays 111.
The action of the committee increasing the
appropriation for the post office at Evansville
from $20,000 to $45,000, and the appropiiation
for the poBt office at Grand Rapids, Michigan,
from $20,000 to $47,000, was concurred in.
The amendment increasing the appropriation
for the signal service from $325,000 to $350,000,
was agreed to, as was also the amendment in
creasing the appropriation for military tele
graph lines on Southwestern fiontier from $20,-
000 to $50,000.
The amendment increasing the appropriation
for the Rock Island arsenal to about $30,000,
was agreed to, yeas 121 nays 84.
The amendment striking out the paragraph
refunding to the State of Pennsylvania $29,000
for expenses incurred in raising volunteers for
the late insurrection, was defeated, yeas 67
nays 130, and the paragraph stands as originally
At midnight the civil sundry bill passed and
the House adjourned.
WASHINGTON, June 13.The attorney general
has decided that it is lawful to transport goods
by British or other foreign vessels from Chicago
or Milwaukee to points in Canada, thence
through Canadian territory by rail and by
either foreign or American vessels to Oswego or
Ogdensburg, Chicago and Milwaukee being
considered ports on the northern frontier with
in the meaning of the provisions of the treaty
of Washington, and the regulations thereunder.
The secretary of the treasury has extended
the Memphis *& St. Louis packet company
privilege, now held by the St. Louis & New
Orleans packet company, under authority
granted in 1871, for transporting sugars in
hogsheads, and rertain other heavy merchan
dise, on tbe decks of their vessels, instead of
being placed in the hold and sealed up, the
packages, however, to be corded and sealed.
The Senate committee on privileges and elec
tions to-day decided to report adversely upon
the joint resolution proposing a constitutional
amendment to provide for woman suffrage.
WASHINGTON, June 13.The Confederate
Memorial association to-day decorated the
graves of confederate dead at Arlington. Fif
teen hundred persons were in attendance.
Grain Warehouse BurnedThe Delavan
Scandal Investigation Completed, and the
Report Being MadeNo Indication of
[Special Telegram to the Globe.!
MADISON, Wis., June 13.Roland & Blieds'
warehouse at Dane Station, was destroyed by
fire last night with a considerable quantity of
grain. Insured for four thousand one hun
dred dollars. Supposed work of an incendiary.
The board of charities and reform have
completed their work of taking testimony in
the Delavan scandal case. The testimony is
very lengthy and will require two weeks of
hard work to reduce it to a report to the gov
ernor. After it is duly considered by the
board of charities and reform and the govern
or, their findings will be given to the pub
lic. Till then nothing can be learned as to
what has been brought out by the investiga
he Old Bond Suit Against the M. & St.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 13.The old time
railroad war over the La Crosse & Milwaukee
bonds, has been revived in the United States
court of this district. Wm. Barnes, of New
York city, as trustee, has entered Buit against
the present Milwankee & St. Paul company,
and there is a Blight prospect that the case may
come to trial. The complaint fills 104 printed
ages, and the alleged claim is about two mil
dollars. Messrs. Francis Fellows, of Hart
ford, Connecticut John K. Porter New York
and Joshua Stark, Milwaukee are counsel for
MEETS TO DECIDE THE FATE OF THE
Prince Bismarck Honored with the Presi-
dencyA Recess Had to Monday to Ena
ble the Plenipotentiaries to Fix Up a
SlateBeaconsfleld Laboring foranng-
lU Protectorate for Turkish AsiaThe
Porte Said to be Willing to Give Up the
ProvincesMiscellaneous Old World
THE CONGRESS OPENED.
BERLIN, June 13.This afternoon the flag
of Germany was hoisted over the palace, be*
tokening that the congress bad opened.
BEBLIN. June 13.It is understood to-day's
sitting of the congress was mainly devoted to
tho formalities of electing the president and
bureau. The presidency was conferred on
Prince Bismarck at the suggestion of Count
AndrasBy, who advocated his selection, not
simply on the ground of traditional custom,
but for the eminent services which Bismarck,
on all sides, was acknowledged to have ren
dered. Count Andrassy also expressed the
warmest hopes for the recovery of the revered
German Emperor. The first real working sit
ting of the congress will be held next Monday.
This long interval appears to be due to a desire
to facilitate the task of the congress by pre
liminary negotiations between the plenipoten
tiaries. One such conference, yesterday even
ing, between Counts Schouvaloff and Andrassy,
lasted till late at night.
BEBLIN, June 13.There were 160 persons
prebent to-night at the banquet in honor of the
plenipotentiaries, including a large number of
German princes and princesses and all mem
bers of congress except Prince Gortschakoff.
The crown prince thanked the powers for their
marks of syrripathy with the emperor, drank
the health of the various sovereigns and ex
pressed a sincere desire for the establishment
of an understanding which would be a pledge
of universal peace. The Turkish plenipoten
tiaries have arrived.
THE MEMORANDA MONDAY.
LONDON, June 14.A Berlin correspondent
says Bismarck replying to Andrassy at the
congress, expressed his belief in the success of
the congress, and a particular desire to see
harmony established. The correspondent,
adds, Bismarck says he hopes to go to Kissen
gen in two weeks. The Austrian ministers
also anticipate an early solution of the ques
tions at issue. It seems probable an attempt
will be made to improve upon
the declaiation of Paris with re
gard to the seizure df private property afloat.
Monday's Bitting of the congress will be most
important. Prince Bismarck will then present
the memorandum. The first subject of discus
sion will be the limits of Bulgaria.
AN EMFEBGE'S THANKS.
BERLIN, June 13.The Reichsanzciger pub
lishes a communication from the Crown Prince
stating he has been charged to thank sympa
thizers with the Emperor, and he declares that
the daily proof of affection his majesty re
ceives lestores his confidence in the fidelity of
TIIOUBLE IN SEEVIA.
LONDON, June 14.A Vienna dispatch Bays
trouble is expected in Servia in consequence of
the late executions. At the funeral of one of
the victims a large band of armed men threat
ened revenge. The Skerptschina will be asked
to propose that a state of seige be declared in
LONDON, June 13.A Vienna correspondent
says that intelligence has been received that
Prince Bismarck openly expresses the opinion
that peace is necessary, not only for
Russia, but for the whole of Europe.
THE GBEEKS DISSATISFIED.
PERA, June 13.News from Thessaly indi
cate a probability of a renewal of the Greek
insurrection. This is said to be a consequence
of a discouragement of the Greeks at a re
ported undeistanding between England and
Russia, which they believe to be fatal to Hel
RUSSIANS IN ROUMANIA.
BUCHAREST, June 13.Several thousand Rus
sians have arrived in Roumania from Russia,
during the past few days, and taken positions
on the line of posts facing the Southern out
lets of the Carpathian passes between the
rivers Argish and Serpeth. Troops from the
Dabradoha are also crossing the Danube for the
purpose of camping upon high ground on the
Roumanian side, as much sickness prevails
south of the river.
PRINCE MILAN TAKES HIS SHARE.
BEI/GBADE, June 13.Prince Milan has post
poned going to Nish on account of the mobili
zation of the Austrian army, which creates un
defined apprehensions and abundant political
speculation. The territory granted to Servia
on the western frontier by the treaty of San
Stefano will, according to a princely ukase just
if-sued, be immediately incorporated.
LONDON, June 13.The London correspon
dent of the Manchester Guardian says: Those
persons who anticipate that Lord Beaconsfleld
is preparing a great surprise will not be disap
pointed. The coup may bring him much pop
ularity, but it will burden the country with a
great responsibility. Tbe control of reforms
in Asia Minor and the maintenance of the free
dom of Constantinople will be undertaken by
Great Britain, while European Turkey
will be left to the control of states whose
special interests are there. To satisfy Austria
and adjust the question of indem
nity will be the chief difficulties of the con
gress. The other questions are already settled
in principle. Lord Beaconsfteld's demands
will involve even more than the foregoing, but
they have already received the support of Ger
many and France, and to some extent of Aus
tria and Italy. Should Austria's special de
mands be satisfactorily met, Lord Beaconsfleld
will play a leading part in a dazzling place.
However, his diplomatic policy will be a clear
departure srom the doctnne of non-interven
tion. He will probably make that the justifi
cation for a dissolution of Parliament and an
appeal to the country.
BERLIN, June 13.On his arrival here Prince
Gortschakoff was exceedingly pale. He was
wrapped in thick ure, and had to be carried
from the tram to the carriage by bis attendants.
His condition causes some apprehension.
VIENNA, June 13.It is said the Porte does
nou intend to make a stand against the declar
ation of independence by Roumania, Servia or
Montenegro. In regard to Asia the Turks will
plead that Russian possession of Kara would
leave a great part of the country defenseless,
and that the nationalities about Batoum are
opposed to annexation to Russia.
Austria will maintain in the congress that
Servia and Montenegro must either become
members ot a confederation under Austrian
auspices or conclude a military convention with
BERLIN, June 13.The government, with a
view to the repression of the social democra
cy, intends to enforce more rigid application of
passport regulations and similarly strict en
forcement of laws relative to press and pub
lic meetings. It will also be enjoined upon all
authorities in the country.
A woman and two men were to-day sentenced
to imprisonment for treasonable utterances
against the Emperor, the woman to four years,
and one of the men to two years, and the other
to eighteen months.
RUSSIAN ARMY MOVTSG.
BUCHAREST, June 13.In consequence of the
vigorous protest of Roumania agaiut the Rus-
sian advance towards Sistesti the Russian
commander, General Drentelm ordered his
troops to retire ten kilometers from the Rou
manian lines. On the other hand the Russian
outposts on the Gilajerte and Filipessi line
have been ordered to advance southward as far
as the Prahava river. General Drentelm. how
ever, has given assurances that he will not
cross that stream.
A Rome special says negotiations have com
menced between the Vatican and Catholic
powers to modify existing concordats in the
direction of greater freedom of action for both
LONDON, June 13.Hon. E. W. Stoughton,
United 8tates Minister to Russia, arrived in
PARIS, June 13.M. Bon Louis Henri Martin,
historian of France, has been elected to fill the
vacancy in the academy caused by the death of
M. Thiers.o H5eandefeated Mt. H. A. Tainauthoa by
1 M. Erns Trenan,
of the Vie De Jesus has been elected as succes
sor of the late M. Bernard, defeating Senator
Wall, the historian, by a vote of 18 to 15.
A correspondent at Vienna says the Turks in
formed the Ruksians that they cannot surrender
Shumla in the face of the present popular feel
ing at Constantinople. The excuse is ap
parently well founded.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 13.Sadyk Pasha,
late chief of the Turkish ministry, is virtually
exiled. He has been requested to reside near
yna pending his installation as governor of
the Turkish islands in the Meditteranean.
LEO MAD AND TT.T,,
RiMB Jane 13.In consequence of the result
of Belgian elections the Vatican has de
termined to recall the papal nuncio from Brus
The pope's health is declining and physicians
hold that his removal from the Vatican is
necessary for his recovery, but a majority of
the cardinals resist removal.
A LIBERAL CABINET.
BRUSSELS, June 13.In consequence of the
success of the liberals in the late elections the
ministers have resigned, and Hubert Freese
Orban, a distinguished statesman, has been
entrusted with the formation of a new cabinet.
LORD DUFFEHIN'S REAPPOINTMENT.
LONDON, June 13.It is proposed to extend
the period of the appointment of Lord Duffer
in as governor general of the Dominion of
Canada twelve months.
MADRID, June 13.On and after July 1st ex
tra duties will only be maintained on petro
leum, benzine, vegetable oils and sugar.
LONDON, June 13.Indications point to an
early termination of the cotton strike.
LONDON, June 13.The operatives of a num
ber of mills at Burnley and Todmorden re
sumed work to-day at 10 per cent, reduction.
THE BANNOCK WAR.
Gen. Howard Takes Command In the Field
Disposition of Troops to Protect Settlers
and Punish the Red Devils.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13.Boise City dispatch:
Gen. Howard arrived thiB morning. He soon
learned the situation and came to the conclu
sion that he will move his troops to Sheep
ranche, on the Winnemucca road, take the field
himself and make his headquarters temporarily
at the ranche where he can use the telegraph.
Col. Whipple's command of two companies of
cavalry, now this side of Payette, will be
turned on the Middleton road, cross Canon
ferry on Boise river, and French John's ferry
on Snake river, and then over French John's
road to Camp Lyons, and thence to Sheep
ranche. Major Downey and Capt. McGregor,
with one company of infantry and one of cav
alry from Camp Harney, are expetcd at
Snake river to-morrow, and will keep up
the south side of the river and take the Sucker
creek road to Sheep ranch. Major Stuart's
command, eight companies of infantry, num
bering about 250 men, now within thirteen
miles of Baker City, will go up the south side
of Snake river and follow Major Downe/'s aad
McGregor's trails unless the situation changes
and other orders follow before they arrive.
Gen. Grover will go to Big Camas prairie with
Capt. Bendine's company, which will probably
arrive here to-morrow. He will meet Cols.
Sanford and Sumner with two companies of
cavalry there and they will scout
the country. The commanding officer
at Fort Hall has been requested to
send a force this way direct to meet Genera 1
Grover on Big Camas. Col. Barnard in on his
way to Sheep ranche to protect tho Winne
mucca road. Orders have also been sent to the
commanding officers at McDeimOt and other
points to furnish guards for stages and as far
as possible protect travelers and settlers.
Winnemucca dispatch: Parties who arrived
here this evening from Paradise Valley, form
ing a district thirty miles northeast of this
place, report that armed ranchers are assembled
at Render's ranche, anticipating an attack by
Indians to-night or to morrow. Another mili
tary company is being organized here to-night
to take the field as soon as arms and ammu
nition can be received from the State au
FIVE WHITES KILLED,
SAN FRANCUMS), June 13.A Silver City, Ida
ho, dispatch, says Gen. Howard arrived this
evening en route to Jordan valley. A Bannock
spy was captured to-day and turned over to
Howard. Thus far, ten whites have been killed
by the Indians, including Mr. Reinhardt, late
assessor of Baker county, Oregon.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13.A Winnemucca
dispatch says: Companies and K, 4th artil
lery, Captain Egan commanding, arrived this
afternoon, and will go north on the stage road
at once. Citizens have held a meeting to or
ganize a second volunteer corps.
Capt Egbert, United States army, having
loaned the volunteers a case of arms without
orders from the department, the meeting
passed resolutions holding the citizens re
sponsible for the arms, and recommending
Capt. Egbert's action to the favorable con
siderat ion of Gen. McDowell and the secretary
IMPORTANT TO NEWSPAPERS.
Proceedings Commenced to Test the Ques
tion of the Rig ht to Levy Upon Associated
Press Franchises for Debt.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 13.Gov. Palmer, as
attorney for the suspended Springfield savings
bank which lately presented a claim against
the Journal company, which the latter was un
able to pay, to-day Berved a notice upon the
Journal company and the Western Union tele
graph company, of intention to apply to Mas
ter in Chancery Scholes to-morrow, for a tem
porary injunction restraining the Journal com
pany from using, and the telegraph company
from delivering the Northwestern press asso
ciation dispatches to the former, on the ground
that a oertain certificate of membership in the
Western associated press hanging in the Jour
office was levied on by the sheriff and
nal bought in with the stock and fixtures of the
company by the judgment creditor, the savings
bank. Argument will be made to-morrow af
ternoon and much interest is felt in the result.
It is claimed by the Journal, as well as other
newspapers in the association, that the press
right in the nature of a contract, cannot be
levied on and its transfer to non-professional
creditors enforced, and that it inheres in the
WASHINGTON, June 14-1 a. M.-Indications
for the upper Mississippi and lower Jisrari
valleys, higher pressure, east to Booth, winds
slightlv warmer with partly cloudy leather
and ram areas except in the north^n portSS
MW^ kw temperature *?$y
followed ,r the upper portion* by ^lUngbar-
ZACK CHANDLER ASSEMBLES THEM
IN STATE CONVENTION.
And Himself fakes the Presidency of the
Convention a nd the Chairmanship of the
Central CommitteeTicket Nominated to
Represent Him Before the PeopleA
Platform of Glittering GeneralitiesThe
Investigation of Fraud Denounced
The Hearty Endorsement of the State Ad
ministration, hut Xo Word of Cheer for
the "Monumental Fraud."
DETROIT, June 13.The Republican State
convention assembled in Detroit this morning.
After prayer by Rev. W. X. Nmde, a temporary
organization was effected by electing James H.
Stone, manager of the Post and Tribune, of
this city, temporary chairman. Nothing of
special interest transpired during the morning
session, the entire time being devoted to rou
tine business. At 12 o'clock a recess until 2
DETROIT, June 13.The convention assem
bled at 2 p. M., and effected a permanent or
ganization, and elected ex-Senator Chandler
president, with the customary complement of
vice presidents ai secretaries. The following
State ticket was then nominated: For Gov
ernor, Charles L. Creswell lieutenant govern
or, Alonzo Sessions secretary of state, Wm.
Jenny, Jr. treasurer. Gen. D. B. Pritcbardj
land commissioner, James M. Nesmith mem
ber of the State board of education, Geo F.
Edwards attorney general, Otto Kerohmer
superintendent of public instruction, H. S.
Ex-Senator Chandler was made chairman of
the State central committee by acclamation.
Tbe following is
The Republicans of Michigan after twenty
years of unbroken control of the State govern
ment in all its departments, invite tho most
rigid scrutiny into the manner which their
great responsibilities have been discharged, and
they point with satisfaction and pride to that
faithful regard which has been evinced by the
State administration for tbe happiness and se
curity of our citizens, the prosperity of the
commonwealth, and the maintenance of the
Pesolivd, That while we enterMin an un
doubted faith that in the honest 3 'tgrnent of
mankind the past record of tho IJepublican
party will furnish both in its patriotism and
achievements, some of tbe mont illustrious
pages in our national history, we pledge to the
future and unfaltering fidelity to the just
and humane principles which in times of great
public extremity, inspired and created it. We
lecognize among tho sacred obligations of a
government oti tdese principles, the duty of
securing to all its citizens'a free and uutram
meled exercise of the right of suffrage, and of
protecting every man and woman from whom
it claims allegiance in the peaceable pursuit of
an honest life, by every legitimate mcanb
within its reach.
Pesolvtd, That wo congratulate our fellow
citizens on the unmistakable evidence, ap
parent in so many directions, that the bniincsb
interests of the country are recovering from
the long depression brought on by over-traiUn
and excessive speculation, and on tb certainty
that this recovery is to be made enduring by
the resumption of Bpecie payments, now hap
pily within immediate reach and certain to bo
accomplished without shock either to industry
or commerce that in financial as in other
matters the world is governed too much and
the pressing need of tho time is stability upon
which to build confidence, allowing the natural
laws of trade to aBsume tht lr healthful opera
tions, and that in common with the best intel
ligence of all parties, we rejoice in the early
adjournment i Congress and tbciespite it will
afford from the reckless and mischievous
schemes of ignorant legislators, made formid
able by the despotisms of a caucus.
We denounce rcpudidation in every disguise.
We regard the plighted faith of tho com
munity binding upon all its members, and
failure to fulfill a public obligation as a stain
upon both public and private honor.
We insist that the debt of the nation shall be
paid with the same fairness anil intrgiity with
which a man seeks pay for his individual debt.
We assert that no prosperity can be real or
durable that is founded on a fictitious standard
that the htatus of paper currency, whether
issued by the government or banks, is derived
from its promise to pay and the credit that
promise is worth that the full benefits of such
a currency cannot be realized unless it is con
vertible on demand into gold and silver that
circulation of paper and coin, intcrchangeablo
at par, and at the will of the holder, has been
proved by experience to be the best known to
commerce that this country is too great to
submit to a subordinate platv among the com
mercial nations, and its people too honest to
be content with unredeemed and irredeemable
promises, and in the name of all the producing
classes and every honest worktngman, we de
mand a currency that is not only worth its face
value all over the union, but will command the
respect, recognition, and its full value in every
market in the world.
Resoh'ejl, That we view with apprehension
the spread of opinions and the growth of senti
ments as embodied and proclaimed in the plat
forms, resolution*, publications and speeches
of the so-called national greenback party and
the various socialistic and communist 10 organ
izations and their advocatr-s throughout th
land which, if adopted, as the policy of thf
government, must bring disaster and ruin to
business, discredit and dishonor upon tho
nation, and tend in a high degree to subvert
many of those principles which we regard as
fundamental to the structure and support of
free government, and the Republican party
will meet all these doctrines and tendencies
with the most prompt, vigorous and uncom
Mesolved, That the question of the election
of the present incumbents of the office of
President and Vice President, was finally set
tled by the Forty-fourth Congress, and that
any attempt to reopen it on any pretense what
ever, is fraught with danger to Republican in
stitutions, and the Republican party of this
State will maintain with inflexible firmness
their right to the exercise of the functions of
their respective offices until terminated in a
Resolved, That the administration of Gov.
Creswell has been prudent, wise, honest, eco
nomical, and that he in entitled to the cordial
respect and confidence of the people of Michi
gan. "Wisconsin Homeopaths Attack the Mid
MILWAUKEE, June 13.The Wisconsin
Homeopathic Medical society began its four
teenth annual session at the Newhall house to
day. The attendance was good, Among tho
papers read was one from Dr. Martin, of this
attention to the large increase in
the number of still-births, principally on ac
count of the employment of incompetent
nurses, known a* midwives, tbe record show
ing 157 cases during the past year, only 68
being reported by physicians. Legislation it
recommended that midwives be compelled to
show themselves competent to discharge those
duties that involve human life. The annual
address was read by tbe president. Dr. H. L.
Bradley, Horicon, Wis. The session continues
Good Racing at Columbus, Ohio.
COLUMBUS, June 13.About three thousand
people, including perhaps one thousand ladies,
attended the meeting of the Columbus jockey
club to-day. The first race was one and a half
mile dash for aU ages, puree 200. It had eight
starters and was won by Inspiration under a
hard pull in 2:40 Dr. Livingston second Aunt
Betsy third. Second race, sweepstakes, for all
ages $20 entrance, p. p., *300 added, had three
starters and was hotly contested. The a
heat was taken by Wahtab, Belle of Nelon
secoud. The second and third heats were taken
bTBeUe. Time 3:55, 3:45^, S:38&. Tim*
race, three-quarter mile dash, for two-year-olds,
Entrance p. p., and 92001 added, bad
starters, and was won by Joh Edwards ba
illy in U9Ji John