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ferred to Conference CommitteesProba
bility of the Passage of All Important
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ocratic Caucus on the A rmy BillVarious
WASHINGTON, June 14.The House bill ap
propriating $210,000 for a public building in
New York to bo used as a barge office was
The House bill legalizing the Collection of
head money already paid upon immigrants
The committeo on public buildings and
grounds reported adversely on the Senate bill
to pay Patrick H. Jonea $5,805 for disburse
ments of money appropriated for construc
tion of the United States court house and post
office building at New York city. Placed on
The committee on contingent expenses of
the Senate was authorized to sit during the
The committee on privileges and elections
reported adversely on the ioint resolution pro
poning an amendment to the constitution for
bidding the Ttisfranchisement of persons on
account of. fcex. Senator Hoar will submit a
minority report, Reports ordered printed, and
the joint lesolution was placed on the calendar
with the adverse report.
The resolution to print seven hundred copies
of the first volume of the report of the select
committee on transportation routeH to the sea
board was agreed to.
Senator Windom submitted a resolution call
ing upon the secretary of the treasury for in
formation as to the amount expended by the
United States for the various public works in
each State and Territory of the United States,
together with the expenditures of the govern
ment in aid of canal, wagon roads and rail
roads since June 30, 1878, Agreed to.
Senator Windom, chairman of the committee
on appropriations, 8'ibmitted a concurrent res
olution to extend the session until noon of
Thursday neTlt. Laid over until to-morrow.
In submitting the resolution Senator Windom
express^'a an opinion that the session could not
be cl- Monday.
'liter the passage of a number of bills on the
calendar, consideration was resumed of unfin
ished business, the bill to create a sinking fund
to pay the indebtedness due the government
by the Kansas Pacific railroad company. After
a buef discussion the bill passed.
Senator Matthews called up the joint resolu
tion calling for an investigation in the case of
Edward O. M. Congdon, now confined in an
English prison* Agreed to.
Senator McDonald, by request, introduced a
bill to provide an additional fund for repay
ment to the United States of moneys advanced
in did of the Union Pacific railroad company.
The bill provides that all moneys hereafter paid
tt company for additional subscription to its
capital stock made under the provisions of
Section 2, of the act of Congress approved July
2d, 1864, shall be turned into the United States
treasury to bo credited on account of the
government advances in aid of the construc
tion of the road. Keferred to the committee
The sundry civil appropriation bill having
been leceived from the Houe it was read by
title and referred.
TJie House bill to authorize the Barabaria
3hip canal company to construct and operate a
ship canal from New Orleans to the Gulf of
Mexico, through the lands and waters of the
United States, and to grant to said company
right of way for that purpose, passed.
Senator Voorhees called up the House bill to
provide for terms of the district and circuit
courts of the United States at Fort Wayne, Ind.
The House bill providing for terms of the
district andoircuit eourts of the United States
at Charlotte, N. C, also passed.
Subsequently Senator Davis, of Illinois, en
teied a, motion to reconsider the vote by which
the tvvo last named bills weie passed.
Senator McDonald, from the committee on
public lands, reported, with amendments,
Senate bill to quiet the title of settlers on Des
Moines river lands, Iowa, and for other pur
poses. Placed on the calendar.
Senatoi Anthony, from the committee on
piintmg, reported back the resolution to print
the fiist annual report of the United States
commission relating to the Rocky mountain
locust, and the best means to guard against its
invasion, with an amendment reducing the
number to be printed from 30,000 to 15,000
copies. After some discussion the amendment
was leferred, and the resolution passed provid
ing fox 30,000 copies.
The committee on pensions reported with
amendments House bill to increase the pen
sions of certain pensioned soldiers and bailors
who have lost both hands, both feet, or the
sight of both eyes in the service of the country,
From $50 to $72 a month. The amendments of
the committee on pensions provided that the
bill should apply to all who have become help
less on account of wounds received, and who
require the aid of another person, but
should not apply to those having no
families depending upon them for support,
nor to those not deemed by the commissioner
uf pensions to be in necessitous circumstances.
After discussion all the amendments of the
committee weie referred, and the bill passed as
it came from the House of Representatives.
Senator Ingalls said he yesterday voted for
the bill to repeal the specie resumption act,
having forgotten that he promised the Senator
from Maryland, White, to pair with him on
His vote was by inadveitoncc, and he re
gretted exceedingly that he did not lemember
Amendments to the sundry civil bill were
submitted and referred to the committee on
appropriations, as follows:
By Senator Morrill, appropriating $400,000
for continuing work on the new state, war, and
navy departments building, and to remove the
old war department building.
By Senator Perry, increasing the appronria
tion for the public building at Grand Rapids
By Senator BeckAppropriating $200,000 to
indemnify States for enrolling, equipping and
transporting troops for the United States ser
vice during the late war.
Senator Davis, from the judiciary committee,
to which was referred the resolution as to the
legality of the secretary of the navy reinstating
Surgeon L. J. Draper in the navy about a year
ago, submitted a report to the effect that the
action of the secretary was illegal. Ordered
printed and lie on the table.
Senator McDonald, of the committee, 'an-
nounced a message having been received from
the House of Representatives announcing the
nonconenrrence of that body on the Senate
amendments to the bill making appropriations
for the improvement of rivers and harbors, etc.,
and asking for a conference committee.
Senator Spencer moved the Senate insist up
on its amendments and agree to the conference
asked for by the House.
Senator Sargent moved the Senate recede
from its amendments. He said that by the
action of the Senate a large amount had been
added to this bill, and in the interest of econ
omy, the Senate should recede from its amend
ments. The effect of his motion would be to
pass the bill as it came from the House, saving
about two million dollars to the government.
Senator Spencer opposed the motion.
Senator Sargent inquired what was the dif
ference between the House and Senate bill.
Senator Spencer replied about one million
Senator SargentLet us save a million dol
The motion of Senator Sargent was rejected,
23, nays 35, as follows:
Bailey, Dawes, Saulsbury,
Bayard, Harris, Thurman,
Beck, Kernan, Voorhees,
Boot?), McCreery, Wadleigh,
C'hristiancy, McDonald, Wallace,
Coke. Morrill, Whyte23.
DAVIS, 111, liollins,
Hereford Hill, Ingalls,
Paddock, Patterson, Plumb,
Cameron, Wis. Joimston, Ransom,
Cockrell, Jenes, Fla. Saunders,
Conover, Lamar* Spencer^
Dvrsey, McMillan, Windom,
Eaton, Matthews, Withers85.
The motion of Senator Spencer that the Sen
ate insist upon its amendments and agree to
the conference asked for, &c, was agreed to,
and the president pro tern, announced Messrs,
Spencer, McMillan and Ransom as the commit
tee on the part of the Senate.
Amendments to the sundry civil appropria
tion bill were submitted and referred to the
committee on appropriations as follows:
By Senator Jones, Ala., directing the secre
tary of the treasury to pay persons who per
formed mail service in the Southern States
prior to the war, out of the appropriation of
$375,000 for that purpose made by the act of
By Senator Plumb, appropriating $10,000 for
a public building at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
By Senator Johnson, appropriating $50,000
for the erection of barracks at Fortress Mon
roe, Va, and $100,000 for repair and preserva
tion Of public property at the Norfolk navy
A message was received from the House of
Representatives returning the post route bill
as part of the Senate amendment, thereto were
in the nature of a revenue bill. The Senate
insisted on the amendments, and Senators
Ferry, Kirkwood, and Maxey were appointed a
conference committee on the part of the Sen
The Senate then took the- Senate bill
creating a board to be known as the Pacific
Senator Thurman submitted an amendment
so as to provide that the commissioners shall
make their report to the secretary of the in
terior on or before December, 1879, instead of
the 1st of January, 1879, agreed to.
Pending discussion a message was received
from the House of Representatives announcing
that that body still further insisted upon its
amendment to the Senate amendments to the
legislative, judicial and executive appropria
tion bill, and asked for further conference with
Senator Windom said the real conference be
tween the two Houees was whether the Senate
would insist on the present number and com
pensation of its employes, Their compensation
was fair and should not be reduced.
Senator Bayard expressed surprise that
the House should thus undertake to interfere
with the empbyes after the rale adopted in
1876, that esch House Bhould regulate such
matters for itself.
Senator \7indom then moved that the Senate
insist upon the Senate amendments, and agree
to the further conference asked for by the
House. He called for the yeas and nays on the
motion, that he might have an expression of
the views of the Senate. Those who voted for
the motion would of course vote to sustain
the committee of conference. The motion was
agreed to, yeas 59, nays 3. McCreery afid Coke
voting in the negative.
The Senate then resumed consideration of
the bill to appoint railroad commissioners.
Senator Hill submitted an amendment to re
duce the compedsation of the commissioners
to $625 each per month.
This amendment was accepted by Senator
Thurman and agreed to by the Senate. The
bill then passed.
Senator Oglesby, from the committee on
public lands, reported back the memorial of
Wm. McGarrahan praying the passage of a law
to authorize the perfecting of a patent claimed
to have been issued to him by the United
States for certain lands in California, with the
recommendation that the petitioner be denied,
and that the memorial be indefinitely post
poned. So ordered.
He gave notice that the committee would here
after submit a more lengthy report in writing
on the subject.
Senator Matthews entered a motion to re
consider the vote by which the eight hour joint
resolution was postponed until December next
on Wednesday last.
Senators Windom and Allison were appointed
the new conference committee on the legisla
tive, judicial and executive appropriation bill.
Senator Oglesby submitted an amendment
to the sundry civil appropriation bill, appro
priating $157,350 for the completion and de
velopment of the water power at Rock Island
arsenal, in pursuance of contracts made with
the Moline Water Power company, and the
recommendations of the secretary of war. Re
Senator Davis, of Illinois, reported adverse
ly on the Senate bill to divide the western dis
trict of Missouri, and to prescribe the times
and places for holding the courts therein, and
on the Senate bill to divide the State of Ne
braska into two judicial districts, and they
were indefinitely postponed. After an execu
tive session the Senate adjourned.
Souse of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, June 14.A bill passed author
izing the settlement of the claim of the estate
of the late Admiral J. Dahlgren.
Mr. Reagan moved to suspend the rules and
take from the speaker's table the river and har
bor bill for the purpose of non-concurring in
the Senate amendments. Agreed to.
The conferees on the legislative and judicial
appropriation bill reported a failure to agree.
The point of difference is the claim of the
Senate to fix the compensation of its own em
ployes, the rates being considerably higher
than those of the House.
Mr. Waddell moved to suspend the rules and
take from the speaker's table the post route
bill, for the purpose of non-concurring.
Mr. Eden said he understood the Senate
amendments involved very important princi
ples of legislation, and contained the Brazilian
subsidy, and if the bill was sent to a confer
ence committee it could be placed in a position
where it would be reported and put on its pas
sage without discussion.
Waddell's reply was lost in the confusion.
Mr. Cannon, rising to a question of consti
tutional privilege, offered a resolution directing
the post route bill, with the Senate amend
ments, to be returned to the Senate, as a por
tion of these amendments were in the nature
of a revenue bill. Among the objectionable
items are the Brazilian steamship company
subsidy, a provision for carrying books through
the mails under the postal union treaty, free
of duty, and other matters. Mr. Cannon asked
the House to adopt his resolution, vindicate
its right and send the bill back to the Senate
with the information that that body had no
right to trench upon the prerogatives of the
After discussion the resoiution was adopted,
yeas 168, nays 68, and the bill was sent back
to the Senate.
The speaker announced Messrt. Reagan, Ken
ney and Dunnell conferees on the river and
Mr. Burchard moved to suspend the rules
and adopt the following preamble and resolu
WHEREAS, At a joint meeting of the two
houses of the 44th Congress, convened pursuant
to law and the constitution, for the purpose of
ascertaining and counting the votes for Presi
dent and Vice President, for the term com
mencing March 4th, 1877, on counting the votes
Rutherford B. Hayes was declared elected Pres
ident, and Wm. A. Wheeler was declared elected
Vice President therefore
Resolved, That no subsequent Congress, and
neither House, has jurisdiction to revise the
action of such joint meeting, and any attempt
by either House to annul or disregard such
action, or title to the office arising therefrom,
would be revolutionary, and is disapproved by
^Various suggestions were made,rto
the resolution without the preamble, to strike
out the word revolutionary, to refer to the
committee, etc., but the speaker ruled that the
motion to suspend the rules put out all other
The question being put to a viva voce vote, there
were but few voices in the negative, but Mr.
Mills said it was a question of which there
should be a record by yeas and nays, and he
therefore demanded the yeas and nays. While
the vote was progressing there was great com
motion and excitement on the Democratic
side, and the members of that side gathered
i together and had a whispered consultation so
as to give rise to suggestions on the Republican
side that there Bhould be a recess to allow
a Democratic caucus. The vote was finally an
nounced as yeas 215, nays 21. The last vote
was that of Mr. Springer, who voted nay. Mr.
Finley had voted nay but at the last moment
changed his vote to yea amid much laughter.
Mr. Springer wanted to delay the announce
ment until the chairman of the committee, Mr.
Potter, should come into the House and vote,
but there,was no parliamentary reason for such
delay. Messrs. Hunton, Morrison, Stenger,
Democratic members of the Potter committee,
voted aye, and all the Republican members of
it except Butler, who was not present. The
only members of the committee who voted nay,
were Messrs. Blackburn and Springer.
The negative votes were given by Messrs.
Blackburn, Bliss, Boone, Bragg, Cook, Cox, N.
Y., Elam, Teller, Hamilton, Hardenburgh,
Henkle, Henry, Hewitt, N. Y., Mayham,
Phelps, Pridemore, Robertson of Louisiana
Smith, Georgia* Springer, Southard and
As soon as the vote had been announced, Mr.
Hartridge rose to make a report on the same
subject from the judiciary committee. He
premised by saying Be intended to have made
the report this morning, but as the chairman
of the committee, Mr. Knott, was detained in
his bed by sickness, and as he had asked him
to put off the report till to-morrow so that he,
Knott, might make a dissenting report for
himself, he had yielded that as a matter of
courtesy, butas this matter had been brought
up he desired to make the report now. The re
port and resolution accompanying were read.
Mr. Springer made effort to have the consid
eration of the report postponed till to-morrow,
but the proposition was repelled by shouts of
no, no vote, vote.
The vote was then taken, but before the re
sult was announced Mr. Springer desired to
give an explanation for his vote, but was pre
vented by calls to crder, and was informed by
the speaker he had no right to make such state
ment except by unanimous consent. The
speaker was then about to announce the
result, when he was interrupted by
Mr. Springer, who claimed his
right to vote. Shouts of "then vote." The
clerk was directed to call Springer's name, and
he answered no. Then Cox asked to explain
his vote, and said something. Amid confusion
and during great uproar the vote was an
nounced, yeas 234, nays 14, the following being
the negative vote: Blackburn, Bliss, Boone,
Cook, Cox, N. Y., Hamilton, Henry, Kimmel,
Mayhara, Pridemore, Robertson, La., Smith,
Ga., Springer and Warner.
The remarks which Mr. Cox partially made,
but which were rendered unintelligible by calls
to order, were: "I want to know whether it is
the intention to count Mr. Hayes in any more.
This is the third time, but it does not seem_ to
avail. As a quiet citizen I am contented, but
I don't want it done too often. Hence my
The statement which Mr. Springer vainly
strove to be permitted to make, and in which
Messrs. Bliss, and Robertson, of Louisiana,
expressed their concurrence, was "I am op
posed to all proceedings in reference to invali
dating the President's title, which are illegal,
unconstitutional or revolutionary. If the title
of the present incubment is valid and unassail
able, it needs no action of Congress to quiet.
If, on the contray, it is fraudulent and the in
vestigating committee of this House should so
find and report, it would be dishonorable on
our part to attempt to make it good or to de
clare by bill or resolution, it was sacred. If
the title is good it needs no defence. If bad I
can never vote to make it better. For these
reasons I vote no."
Subsequently Mr. Stephens, who had been
absent when the last two votes were taken, had
his chair wheeled into the hall and asked leave
to have his vote recorded in the affirmative on
both votes and leave was granted.
Mr. Ewing moved to suspend the rules and
take from the speaker's table the bill for repeal
of the resumption act, for the purpose of non
concurring in the Senate amendment and ask
ing a committee of conference. Defeatednot
two-thirds voting in the affirmative.
The House then took a recess. The evening
session to be for consideration of pension bills.
A caucus of Democratic members was an
nounced to be held immediately.
The House at the evening session passed
about 150 pension bills, and a number of pri
vate bills, and adjourned.
The Fraud Has a Good Title.
WASHINGTON, June 14.The House judiciary
committee has adopted the report prepared by
Representative Hartridge adverse to the Kim
mel bill and in support of the following reso
Resolved, That the two houses of the Forty
fourth Congress, having counted the votes for
President and Vice President of the United
States, and having declared Rutherford B.
Hayes and Wm. A. Wheeler duly elected Presi
dent and Vice President, there is no power in
any subsequent Congress to reverse that decla
ration, nor can any such power be exercised by
the courts of the United States or any tribunal
that Congress can create under the constitu
Representatives Knott and Butler will sub
mit separate expressions of their views, dis
senting from the conclusions and argument of
the majority. Representatives Frye, Conger
and Lapham, Republicans, agree to the major
ity report, except that portion which justifies
and commends the Potter investigation. The
vote of the committee on the main question is
therefore unanimous, with the exception of
Knott and Butler, and Lynde, who is at West
Point, and whose position is not yet as
WASHINGTON, June 14.The President has
nominated Reuben E. Fenton, of New York
Wm. L. Groesbeck, of Ohio and Francis A.
Walker, of Connecticut, United States commis
sioners at the international monetary confer
ence William Hayden Edwards, of the Dis
trict of Columbia, consul general at St. Peters
burg Alexander V. Perrin, of Kansas, UEited
States consul at Padong E. Jefferds, United
States attorney for the southern district of
Mississippi postmastersF. S. Harding, of
Hudson, Wis. Peter Ganlin. Clearfield, Pa.
Wm. H. Clark, at Ottawa, Kansas, and John A.
Eppstein, at Booneville, Mo. Also, Com
mander Richard L. Law to be captain.
WASHINGTON, June 14.A Democratic caucus
was held in the hall of the House for the pur
pose of determining what course should be
pursued by the Democratic members of the
committee of conference on the army appropri
stion bill. In addition to about three-fourths
of the Democratic members of the House,
there were also present eight or ten Democratic
Senators, including Bayard, Wallace, Withelr,
Randolph and Hereford. Representative Hew
itt, of New York, who had charge of the
bill in the House, made a statement
showing that there was MO agreement being
reached by the conference committee except
upon the basis of the House receding from
most, if not all, of its amendments, to the
principal amendments of the Senate. He called
attention to the fact that the House provision
for a reduction of force passed by an extremely
small majority, and that the Senate majority
against this proposition was very large. Mr.
Hewitt also alluded to the absolute
unanimity of the Senate in voting
to refer all questions of army reorganization
to a commission, for report at the next session
of Congress, and to similar action taken with
the concurrence of nearly all Democratic Sena
tors, in regard to the proposed transfer of the
management of Indian affairs to the war de
partment. In conclusion, he explained the
nature of the Senate amendments to the posse
comitates clause, and invited an expression of
views on the part of the caucus, which might
be accepted as instructions for the guidance
of the Democratic conferees on all points
An informal debate ensued, in the course of
which Representatives Hartridge, Springer and
Blackburn took ground against any yielding of
the House positions on all those subjects.
Mr. Eden favored making a stand only on
the Indian transfer section.
Mr. Potter opposed any concession on the
penalty provisions-stricken out by the Senate
from the posse comitatm clause, and Senators
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1878.
Withers, Bayard, Hill and Hereford argued
that the House ought to yield all the points in
The attendance diminished gradually during
the- progress of this discussion, and final
ly the caucus broke up for the
want of a quorum and without
voting any instructions aside from the tenor of
some speeches made in the caucus. It became
evident in private interchange of views among
members that there are a sufficient number of
Democratic representatives ready to unite with
the Republicans to insure the adoption of the
conference report, which will yield the House
positions, and the conference committee will
frame theirs accordingly. It will be presented
and doubtless adopted by both Houses to
morrow. Afterwards the conference committee
completed and signed a report in accordance
with the above foreshadowing.
WASHINGTON, June 14.Four per cent, sub
scription to-day, $170,000.
The Senate confirmed consuls Horace A.
James of Maryland, Turk's Island William N.
Peabody, Massachusetts, Rio Grand, Brazil
John A. Parm, of Sierra Leona, at Sierra Leon a
Benj. T. Potts, Governor of Montana territory
Peter Negley, assistant treasurer of the United
States at Baltimore 'Geo.*N. Beardsall, assistant
appraiser of merchandise*, district of New York
Indian agentsJohn Haw, of Montana, wes
tern Shoshone agency, Nevada John
Pattee, of Iowa, San Carlos, agency,
Ariaona Francis H. Weaver, West Virginia,
Southern Ute agency, Colorado John A.
Wright, Maryland, Lembi agency, Idaho
Harvey Carpenter, Nevada, receiver of public
moneys at Eureka, Nevada. PostmastersC.
W. Fisher, Bucyrus, Ohio Stephen Metcalf,
Anderson, Indiana Solomon Kaufman, Gar
nett, Kansas A. B. Chamberlin, Ashland,
Nebraska Hiram A. Paine, Fremont, Nebraska
John W. Marshall, Plattsmouth.
The majority report of the Senate committee
on privileges and elections upon Sargent's joint
resolution, proposing a sixteenth amendment
to the constitution preventing States from dis
franchising women, takes the ground substan
tially that the amendments, if adopted, will
make several million votes, totally unexperi
enced in political affairs, quite generally de
pendant upon the other sex. all incapable of
performing military duty, and without
power to enforce the law which, their numerical
strength may enable them to make, and
comparatively few of them wish to assume the
irksome and responsible political duties which
the measure thrusts upon them, and which many
men seek to avoid. Such change should only
be made slowly and in response to a general
public demand. Thirty thousand names ask
ing for this legislation were obtained through
the effort of women suffrage societies thorough
ly organized, with active, zealous managers.
Without woman suffrage, legislation for woman
is constantly improving, and the disabilities
imposed upon her under the common
law are being swept away by the spirit of the
age. The States are gradually granting suf
frage to women, perhaps with good results.
The committee regard it as unwise and inex
pedient to enable two-thirds of the States,
through an amendment of the constitution, to
force woman suffrage upon the other third, in
which the public opinion of both sexes may be
strongly averse to such a change.
The Senate committee on finance to-day re
ceived a delegation of the National Greenback
party. Thomas J. Durant made a speech fa
voring the expansion of the currency to a
volume equal to that of the period immediate
ly following the war of the rebellion.
Chairman Whitthorne, of the House com
mittee on naval affairs, presented a report to
the naval committee recommending that meas
ures be taken by the department of justice for
the indictment of ex-Secretary Robeson, ex
naval contractor Hanscom, and ex-engineer
Wood for malfeasance in office.
THEY'RE NOT FIGHTERS.
A Remonstrance Against Carrying Arms
from the Headquarters of the Socialist
CINCINNATI, June 14.The following circular
was issued to-day by the National executive
committee of the Socialistic Labor party:
To all sections and members of the Socialis
tic Labor party: The National executive com
mittee has been informed that a few of our
party members have associated themselves in
to military organizations in several localities,
instigated thereto chiefly by a mistaken appre
hension that such a course is necessary to the
protection of their rights as socialists. The
party authorities would not deem it
any part of their duty to in
terfere with such action were it not
attempted by these military organizations to
secure recognition at the hands of the social
istic labor party, and that it is possible in some
instances such organizations may have had the
countenance or encouragement of local sec
tions. Inasmuch as no warrant for such organ
izations can be found in the platform or con
stitution of the party, the proceedings of either
the party, congresses, and acts of the executive
committee or board of supervisors, the said
organizations are regarded by the
executive committee as occupying a
position of hostility to the principles and
policy of the socialistic labor party, whether
intended or not. We therefore request all
party members to withdraw from such mili
tary connections, and urge all sections to avoid
any official connection with such bodies, and
that no arms be carried in the processions. If
parties thus loaded with arms insist upon join
ing our procession against the wishes of the
sections, such processions are advised to com
pel compliance with their orders.
(Signed) The National executive' committee.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 14.A Virginia City
dispatch says: The excitement here to-day
over the demonstration of the mechanic's
union against a reduction of wages by the
mining companies from $5 to $4'per day. The
union, about 250 strong, marched to the Sav
age mine and demanded $5 per day for all
mechanics employed in the mine. Supt. Gil
let guaranteed an increase to that amount in
future, and the procession then went to the
cons olidated Virginia. Supt. Fair was sick at
home, and assistant Potter said he conld do
nothing until he heard from the trustees at
San Francisco. The $4 mechanics employed
in the works were then ordered to quit,
which they did. The same course was pursued
at the C. & O. shaft. The men then returned
to the Miners' Union hall. A meeting is called
for to-morrow night, to decide upon a future
course. Many of the mechanics in the Con
solidated Virginia and C. & C. works are now
receiving the wages demanded by the union,
and only a few have been ordered to quit
work. The demonstration was orderly, and no
violence has been used. The Miners' Union
take no part in the demonstration, but it is said
an understanding exists between the unions to
co-operate in case of emergency. The me
chanics are determined to push the fight to the
last if the mine managers refuse to restore the
old rates of wages.
BALTIMORE, June 14.The will of the late
Thomas Winans, of Baltimore, who died at
Newport, R. I., a few days ago, bequeaths
$320,000 to some twenty odd relatives and
friends, the largest$50,000to the testator's
brother, Clinton Winans all the household
furniture, pictures, jewelry, and plate to his
daughter, and the residue of his estate to his
two children, Boss R. and Celeste Winans,
share and share alike. Wm. L. Walter S.
Winans, and his son, Ross R. Winans, are
named as executors. It is stated expressly
that no bonds shall be required of the execu
COLUMBUS, Q.r June 14.The races to-day
drew out a fair crowd. In the first race, for 3-
year-olds, 20 entrances, with $250 added,
there were five starters. The race was won by
Warfield in two straight heats. Time, 1:481-45,
1:53%. Mollie second, Miss Bradford was dis
tanced. The secend race, mile heat*, three in
five, for $300, was won by Ada Lambert in
three straight heats. Time, 1:48%, 1:45%,
BRIEF SESSION OF THE FO TIER COM-
Brewster, the Louisiana Elector, Called to
Explain the Forged Certificates His
Bungling Attempts to Clear Himself from
Suspicion Plunges Him Deeper Into the
MireThe "Monumental Fraud" Refuses
the McVeagh Commission Letters to the
Committee, but He Condescends to Send
Them to the House.
The Fotter Committee.
WASHINGTON, June 14.The sub-committee
of the Potter investigation committee, having
returned, the whole committee went into secret
When the doors were reopened a recess was
taken. Upon the committe reassembling, the
members said they desired to be present at the
proceedings in the House, and left the room.
OBLANDO H. BREWSTER,
one of the members of the electoral college in
Louisiana during the election of 1874, was ex
amined briefly in regard to his connection with
his signing the certificates of election. He tes
tified he attended the meeting of the electoral
college in New Orleans on December 6th, and
was chosen in the afternoon to fill a vacancy
arising from his own non-attendance in the
morning, he counted the votes for President and
vice President, and the college adjourned.
In answer to a question whether he signed any
certificate of votes cast, witness said: I have
no recollection of the time when I signed them.
I think either that afternoon or the next morn
ing, or three weeks afterwards. I
heard that a defect existed, in
the certificate for the State of Louisiana.
Heard from H. Conquest Clarke, who was sec
retary of Gov. Kellogg and was acting as clerk
of the electoral college. As near as I can re
member, he stated that the defect was a cleri
cal defect. Some of onr friends thought, per
haps it was of no importance, bnt to be sure
thought a new set should be made out. We
had but very little conversation on the subject.
My impression is he said it should read "lists
in the plural," where it then said "list."
It is very iudistinct in my memory.
Immediately after that conversation he
presented the papers and asked me to
sign them, and I Rigned them in the govern
ment office. I don't remember who was pres
ent, but I think there were men in the office at
the time. That is all the connection I had
with it. Witness here identified the returns
which were shown him, and his signature on
them, including his signature on the envelope.
He testified that he did not know how many
times he signed his name on the first occasion,
or the second either* It seemed to him it was
more than half a dozen times. He had nothing
to do with drawing them up. He merely signed
as he was obliged to, supposing it was all cor
rect. Somebody pointed the place out to him,
and told him where to sign. He added that he
did not know whether any body else signed or
In answer to Gen. Butler, he stated that he
held the office of surveyor general up to the
time of the election. He sent in his resigna
tion three or four days after the election, but
asked that it should be held back to the 4th of
By CoxDid you undertake to make any
comparison yourself between the first and
second set of papers to see what the difference
A. No. I left it entirely to the clerk.
Q. You acted upon his telling you that you
were correcting a formal error in the papers
you had drawn up at the meeting?
Q. You say it was conducted in privacy?
A. YeB sir. I was sent for several times
during the day. They said I was wanted at the
Q. Did the messenger come direct from the
A. No, not direct.
Q. When you went into the Governor's of
fice did you see the Governor?
A. No sir. Saw the clerk, and he called my
attention to the matter right away, and I knew
then that was the object in sending for me.
Q. Didn't it excite your suspicion a little
that as the letter only was left out and he had
not the original papers there and had to exe
A. No I supposed it was an act of our
friends to have everything exactly right.
Witness was examined at considerable length,
but nothing was elicited in addition to what is
The following letter from the state depart
ment was submitted to the committee by the
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 12,1878.
To Hon. Clarkson N. Potter, Chairman of the
Committee of Investigation:
SIRI have the honor to receive from the
clerk of the committee of which you are chair
man the following resolution
Resolved, That the secretary of State be re
quested to furnish this committee all the origi
nal communications, whether written, printed
or telegraphic, now in or which may have been
in the office of the secretary of State,and which
may be under his control, received by him or
any other person in the State department, pur
porting to come from either or all the members
of the commission of which Hon. Wayne Mc
Veagh and Hon. Jas. H. Harlan were members,
which commission was sent by the President to
New Orleans in April, 1877 and also certified
copies of all communications, whether written,
printed or telegraphic, delivered to or sent to
said commissioners, or to all or to either of the
members of said commission from the State
department or President, which passed through
Upon laying this report before the President,
I am instructed by him to say that while he
considers it not all incompatible with the pub
lic interests that all public documents sought
for by this resolution should be made public,
yet he is unable to perceive that the subject
embraced within said resolution is within the
authority for the inquiry imparted to your
committee by the House of Representatives.
The President has upon this view of the matter
directed me to communicate to the House of
Representatives the information sought in the
resolution of your committee for such disposi
tion by that honorable body as shall seem to it
meet. I have the honor to be, sir, your obedi
ent servant, (signed) WM. M. EVARTS.
The Laborers Resuming WorkThe Militia
Still on GuardThe Inquest.
QUEBEC, June 14.Laborers on the govern
ment works street railway, gas works and dif
ferent mills and workshops, returned to work
to-day. In most cases an advance was made of
15 to 20 per cent. In all about a thousand men
resumed work, and feel perfectly satisfied. The
volunteers were kent on duty during the whole
day. Two hundred Montreal troops went
home this evening, and the balance will follow
to-morrow. Warrants will be issued against
those who stole or purchased the flour taken
fromRenaud's Btore. Two more ring-leaders
of the riots were arrested this evening. The
magistrates of this district met to-day and ap
pointed a permanent committee of their num
ber to sit daily and report to the government
the actual state of affairs. They also appoint
ed a deputation to mediate between the labor
ers and employers.
The inquest into the cause of Beaudier's
death proceeded to-day. The principal witness
was the mayor, who narrated the facts of the
riot, this official's knowledge of the same, the
necessity for reading the riot act, the firing of
the military and the lamentable result. The
verdict is not yet rendered. Two or three
witnesses declared that deceased was stoning
the military when shot.
OTTAWA, Ont., June 14.The laborers of this
city made some demonstrations to-day. A
deputation of 50 interviewed the mayor at city
hall, and demanded work. Some threatening
language was used but no violence offered.
A ballast train on the Occidental railroad
ran off the track at Thurso last night, Ten
cars were wrecked, and the engineer and fire
man badly injured.
QtJKBEc, June 14.The rioters have come to
terms and are now at work. Volunteers will
probably leave here to-night or to-morrow
morning. Last night the reserve force, con
sisting of the Prince of Wales rifles, fifth
fusiliers, eighth battalion of royal rifles, and
Victoria rifles lay in the skating rink. The
men of the Victoria rifles not being supplied
with coats nor blankets, suffered a good deal
from the cold and dampness of the building.
The funeral of the man shot by the military
day before yesterday, takes place this afternoon.
The volunteers are ordered under arms in case
of disturbance. The Montreal boat which ar
rived this morning brought a further reinforce
ment of fifty men under command ol Col.
Crawford of the Victorias,
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Fall of Buildings Accident at the Brook
lyn BridgeWest Point Cadet Killed
Mall Robber Arrested Quebec Rioters
BURIED BY FALLING WALLS.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., June 14.The walls of two
large brick stores in this city, fell with a terri
ble crash this afternoon, burying a number of
people in the ruins. Four were recovered alive
but badly injured. One of the buildings was
occupied by Grave's candy factory, the other
by the United States express company, print
ing offices, etc. The express employes all es
caped. Col. W. H. Smith, printer, was seri
FATAL BRIDGE ACCIDENT.
NEW YORK, June 14.While workmen on the
Brooklyn bridge were lowering into place one
of the large cables, the tackling at the anchor
age on the New York side parted, and Thomas
Blake and Henry Supple were killed, and Peter
Arbergh and James McGrath were dangerously
When the taokle parted the huge iron shoe
weighing nearly nine hundred pounds shot
over the houses demolishing chimneys and
telegraph wire and lodging in a pile of granite
near the bridge tower. The cable itself slit
apart and several strands were bent and twisted
into every conceivable shape and dangled from
the roadway of the great stone pier between the
piers. The tackling which broke and caused
the disaster has been used previously in lower
ing the great cables into place.
FTFTX THOUSAND DOLLAR FIRE.
ALBANY, June 14.The entire stock of Isaac
White & Sons, wholesale dealers in notions and
dry goods, was destroyed by fire this morning.
LOSB $50,000 insurance $25,000.
CHARLESTON, S. June 14.Jeff. Davids,
sentenced to be hanged, has again been granted
a respite till July 12.
STOLEN BONDS RECOVERED.
BOSTON, June 14.Detectives have recovered
fifty-two thousand dollars worth of stocks and
bonds stolen from the Lechmere bank, Cam
bridge, Mass., last March.
DIED FROM HIS IKJURIES.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., June 14.Rev. C.
Burleigh died last night from injuries received
by the recent railroad accident at Florence.
OMAHA, Neb., June 14.Two counterfeiters,
named J. M. Oliver and John D. Sullivan, were
arrested here to-day by the Omaha detective
agency, for having dies and material in their
possession. They were preparing to make coun
terfeit trade dollars. They will be examined
to-morrow. They protest their innocence.
BOBBING THE POST OFFICE.
Alfred Early, colored porter in the Omaha
post office, was arrested to-day by special agent
John Furrey, having in possession forty-one
letters that he had stolen and opened. The
thieving has -been going on since last Decem
ber. Early has been bound over to the court
in the sum of two thousand dollars.
LIEUT. TOTTEN KILLED,
NEW YORK, June 14.Lieut.gotten, who was
graduated yesterday at West Point, was in
stantly killed to-day by being run over by the
St. Louis express at Cold Spring, nearly oppo
site West Point.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., June 14.Lieutenant
Totten, killed near Cold Springs by the cars,
graduated at West Point in 1865, and was sta
tioned at Fort Adams, Newport.
AFTER THE TRAIN BOBBERS.
NEW ORLEANS, June 14.The Galveston New*
Decatur special says: Lieut. Peake's State
troops and the sheriffs party had a lively fight
with the Bass party who robbed the train on
the Northern Texas lately at Salt Creek, in this
county. One of the robbers was killed, and
several horses wounded and killed, and the
balance captured. The robbers escaped on foot.
The rangers are in hot pursuit.
GOLDSBOEOUGH, N. C, June 14.Noah Cherry,
Harris Atkinson and Robt. Thompson, colored,
murderers of the Wormley family, were exe
cuted to-day, in the presence of six hundred
people. They proclaimed their innocence to
the last, and were very defiant and bitter to
wards the prosecuting attorneys. The necks
of Cherry and Atkinson were broken, and
Thompson strangled to death.
NEW YORK, June 14.The failure of Charles
Scott & Co., importers of white goods, 304 Ca
nal street, is announced to-day, and an assign
ment was made to Wm. S. Taylor. Bad debts
and depreciation in values caused the failure.
Liabilities estimated at $250,000, nearly all of
which is due abroad. The assets consist of
stock and open accounts, the value of which is
A voluntary petitition in bankruptcy has
been filed by John Schappert, of the late firm
of Schappert and Schlasliter, Second avenue
and First street. Schappert is heavily involved
in real estate. There is a large amount due to
depositors, part of which is owing to European
creditors. Liabilities $212,150, of which $122,-
650 is secured. The assets include three
houses and lots mortgaged for $30,000, valued
at $48,000 promissory notes, $26,500 and
MILWAUKEE, June 14.The State Homoeo
pathic Medical society closed its session to-day.
The following officers were elected: president,
H. B. Dale, Oshkosh vice president, L. A.
Bishop, Fond dn Lac secretary, O. W. Carlson,
Milwaukee treasurer, Jos. Lewis, Milwaukee:
delegates to American Homoeopathic Institute,
L. E. Ober, La Crosse James Sherman and E.
F. Storke, Milwaukee. The next meeting will
be held at Oshkosh.
HAVANA, June 14.Spanish troops led by
Gen. Martenez Campos and Capt. Gen. Jovellar,
made a triumphal entry into the city this
morning amid unbounded enthusiasm, Cubans
and Spaniards uniting in a fraternal exhibition
of joy. The streets were strewn with palm
leaves and flowers, and spanned by triumphal
arches with inscriptions to the pacifiers of
Cuba. The municipality of Havana presented
to each general a golden laurel wreath.
CINCINNATI, June 14.The celebrated porcu
pine libel suit of Thos. C. Campbell against
M. Halsted and E. Henderson, city editor of
the Commercial, was ended to-day. The cause
against Mr. Henderson was dismissed several
days ago, for want of proof of authorship of
the alleged libelous articles, and the criminal
prosecution continued against Mr. Halsted.
The jury, this afternoon, after half an hour's
deliberation, returned a verdict of acquittal.
WASHTNGTON, June 15, 1 A. M.Indications
for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleyB: Rising, possibly followed by falling
barometer, winds mostly southerly and slightly
warmer, partly clondy weather and occasional
THE ZATEST NEWS [FROM THE CON-
GRESS OF NATIONS.
France Unites with England to Preserve
the Integrity of European Turkey
Beaconsfield to Retnrn to London
Shortly-Probabillty or an Early Settle
ment of All Difficulties-Miscellaneous
AGREEMENT BETWEEN RUSSIA AND ENGLAND.
LONDON, June 14,The full text of the
agreement between Great Britain and Russia
signed the 30th of May, is published, and con
firms the correctness of the Bynopsis given in
dispatches of that date. The agreement re
serves to Russia and England the right to raise
and discuss the congress all questions not
included in the stipulationsj But if, after dis
cussion, Russia persists in maintaining the
treaty as modified by this agreement, England
will not dispute her right to do so. The mi
nor points in the agreements are the rectifica
tion of the western boundaries of Bulgaria on
the basis of the nationalities of superior offi
cers of militia in Southern Bulgaria, to be
nominated by thr Porte with the approval of
Europe, and the Turkish promises of reform
in Armenia not to be left exclusively to Russia,
but to England also.
LONDON, June 15The Political Correspond
ence, cf Vienna, reports that the confidential
pour parleoTs proceeding in Berlin relate to the
question of Greek insurrection on Turkish soil,
and the withdrawal question will be mooted in
the congress on Monday, if in the meantime an
understanding is reached. The close inter
course between Andrassay, Beaconsfleld and
Schouraloff has undoubtedly led to mutual
rapproachment, especially as regards Andrassy
and Schouvaloff. Prince Gortschahoff has not
since his arrival, held or been present at any in
terview in consequence of the state of his health.
France appears to be desirous of taking a more
active part in the congress than hitherto on the
side of England, especially in regard to the
preservation of the remainder of European
Turkey and the claims of Greece. It is said
that Germany, supported by other powers, will
suggest the amelioration of the condition of
the Roumanian Jews. A telegram from Berlin
to-night partially confirms the foregoing. It
denies that England or any great power de
mands the union of Crete with Greece.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 14.The Russians re
fuse to permit 20,000 refugee-, encamped
around Varna and Shumla to retui to their
homes unless the fortresses are surrendered.
The Porte still declines to give them up.
LONDON, June 15.An arrangement has been
made between the operatives and masters in
Burnley to start a dozen millB early next week
at ten per cent, reduction. It is expected all
the mills will be thrown open.
LONDON, June 14.The standard and Times
consider the fact that Sir Stafford Northcote
did not repudiate the report of an agreement
between Great Britain and Russia, as published
in the Globe, when he was questioned in the
House of Commons last night, shows that the
report is authentic.
Dispatches fiom Berlin say Lord Beaconsfleld
in a speech in the congnss on Thursday, called
attention to the perils attaching to the military
sitnation at Constantinople. Beaconsfield de
manded an immediate change that would re
move from dangerous proximity the Russian
and Turkish armies in Roumeha, and expressed
hopes that the Russian delegates would ho able
at the next sitting to announce that the Rus
sian troops had v. ithdrawn.
A Berlin correspondent predicts that the
proposition to admit Greece to the congress
will be rejected. It is known that Russia will
oppose it. Germany will Bupport Russia, and
Austria, France and Italy are jealous of the
Greek mercantile marine. The corres
pondent thinks Roumania, Bervia
and Montenegro have even a less
chance of admission. In any case the utmost
that the small states can hope for is to be
heard. They will not be permitted to take part
in the debates or vote. It is understood Bis
marck wishes to exclude any questions not
properly included in the task of the
congress, the sessions of which
will assuredly last several weeks.
A special from Berlin states that it is said
that Lord Beaconsfield will depart from Berlin
next week, whilst Count Andrassy has arranged
to stay a month. This causes a belief, which is
encouraged by the Russian and English pleni
potentiaries, that the critical point between
them will be much more easily settled than
that between Russia and Austria.
A Correspondent at Constantinople says it is
asserted on good authority that the Porte has
instructed its commissioners to open negotia
tions relative to the surrender of Batonm.
LONDON, June 15.A Paris special states that
several cases of cholera have been reported at
BERLIN, June 14.The English, French, Ger
man and Eastern branches of the Israelite alli
ance sent delegates to represent to the members
in the congress the deplorable condition of
the Jews in Roumania and Bulgaria.
It is reported that Beaconsfield will move the
admission of Greece in the congress.|
Roumanian delegates are much mortified at
the cool reception they everywhere meet.
NO VEXATIOUS INCIDENT
will occur if Prince Bismarck retains "control
of the discussion. There can be no doubt of
his ardent desire for peace.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 14.Moukhtar Pasha
and the general staff will to-day visit the Brit
ish fleet. The fleet will shortly remove from
Ismili to Princess islands for sanitary reasons.
It is believed that a suspension of hostilities
between the Russians and Sama has been ar
ranged. Prince Labanoff, Russian ambassador,
has suggested to the Porte the formation of a
mixed commission, composed of the consuls at
Phillipolis and Turkish and Russian officers, to
investigate the outrages by Bulgarians upon
Musselmen. The imperial guard of Circassians
has been disbanded Uy advice of Osman Pasha,
MARRIAGE OF THE CLERGY.
BONN, June 14.The old Catholic synod has,
by a vote of 75 to 22, adopted a resolution in
favor of the marriage of the clergy.
NOT TO BE DISSOLVED.
LONDON, Juno 14.The press association is
advised on good authority that it is untrue
that the government will decide upon an early
dissolution of parliament, but it is understood
parliamentary circles that the proposition
has been seriously discussed.
GIVES rr UP.
The daily Xews understands that the son of
the late King of Hanover, will probably
formally renounce his pretensions to the crown
so as to secure a return of the sequestrated es
tates of the king.
LONDON, June 14.At Burnley 2,500 looms,
employing one thousand operatives, have re
sumed work within the past two days. At
Blackburn, the mediation committee of
operatives interviewed the head masters' asso
ciation, who promised to reopen the mills im
mediately if half the operatives would resume
work at the reduction.
At a large meeting of weavers at Blackburn,
it was unanimously resolved to reaame work
at the ten per cent, reduction. It was also ar
ranged to hold meetings of the employes at
the various mills throughout East Lancashire
Monday, to ascertain the general feeling on the
LONDON, Jane 15.Giles, conservative, is
elected member of parliament for Southamp
ton to fill the vacany caused by the death of
Russell Gurney. His majority over the liberal
candidate is 248.
Otway, liberal, has been returned to parlia
ment from Rochester by 280 majority.
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 15,The minister of
Greece here denies that Greece volunteers re
cently landed on Turkish territory, or that the
insurrection in Thessaly had been renewed.
LONDON, June 15.The steamship Ville de
Paris, from New York, has arrived out.