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THE CONTEST BEGUN.
DONNELLY SERVJCS FORMAL NOTICE
The Man Who Bought Hit Certificate of
JEIeotion "Will Now Have an Opportunity
to Show Ho Did ItA New Era
Dawning: In Minnesota PoliticsCorrupt
Scoundrels Can No Longer Bu Their
Elections UnchallengedA Contest Which
Eveiy Man Who Desires a Free and Pa ir
Ballot Should Approve.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Doc. 18, 1878.
To tho Hon. William D. Washburn, Minneapo.
8iH. You aie hereby notified that 1 will and
do contest your right to a seat in the Forty
sixth Congress of the United States, as a Rep
resentative from the Third (3d) Congressional
district of the State of Minnesota. I claim to
have been duly and legally elected as the Rep
resentative from said district at the election
held in this State on Tuesday, the 5th day of
November, 1878. This contest I base on the
I. That hundreds of votos, many more than
your whole majouty, were cast and counted for
you in the said election, in the Said Congres
sional district, by persons who were induced to
cast said votes oi yon by paying, giving and
bestowing to and upon such persons gifts and
rewards and by promising to pay, give and
bestow to and upon suoh voters gifts and re
II. That many thousands of dollars were
expendd in said election, in said district, by
you and your agents, with your consent and
under your direction, in indaoing voters to so
eorruptly vote for you, who would otheiwlse
have voted for me and that said money was so
expended particularly in the counties of Hen
nepin, Ramsey, Stearns, Wright, Washington,
Anoka, Becker, Chisago, Isanti, Stevens, Kitt
son, Morrison, Polk, Otter Tail, Pine, Pope, St.
Louis, Milie Lacs, Todd, Wadena, Big Stone
and other counties of said Congressional dis
III. That a large number of votes, many
more than your whole majority, were counted
for you at said election, which votes were never
caat by any persons having a legal right to vote
in said district, but by nonresidents of said
distiict, and of the election districts in which
they so voted by workmen employed in the
construction of raihoads, and temporarily in
habiting the districts in which they so voted,
and who had no light to vote thtrein and who
voted man\ tunes in diffcient election districts
in said dutuet and by Indians, and half
breeds and others, v-itizens of Dakota Territory,
tho SUte^ of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and
other States of tho Union, and of Manitoba,
B. A. and of counties in the State of Minne
sota outiido oE said Third Congressional
district also by alien*? having no tight
to vote in the United States or
tthe State of Minnc ta and that these
votes were caat in the counties of Hennepin,
Karnsey, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Washington,
Kutson, Polk, Chisago, Pine, Moirison, St.
LuuK Wilkin and other counties of the said
IV. That many bundled rotes were cast for
me, at said election, in said district, by legal
voters of the said district, in the counties of
Hennepin, Stearns, Morn on, Wright aud other
counties of said district, which were not count
ed, loturned or eauvassed for me.
V. That many hundred votes, more than
your whole mijority, were cist and oounted
for yiu in said election in tho city of Minne
apolis, in the county of Hennepin, aud other
counties of said district, by persons who were
compelled to cast their votes for you by jjbreata
and intimidations mado by you or your
agents, and with your consent or di
rection, that, if said voters did not so
vote for you, injury would result to themselves
and their fami 110^ by loss of employment and
of their means of living, and in other ways
and that as a means to such intimidation the
ballots oast by many of said voters, so intimi
dated, were maiked and numbered, so that
they might be thereafter examined to ascer
tain how tho said persons voted, and in many
cases woikmen were discharged from employ
ment because they refused to so vote for you.
VI. That the election conducted in tne sev
eral wards of the city of Minneapolis, on said
5th day of November, 1878, was accompanied by
such irregularities, illegalities, fiauds, briber
ies and intimidations, in the making of the
registration lists of voters, provided for by
law, the colonization of voters, the conduct of
the election officers, and in the reception,
counting and canvassing of the votes cist
thereat, as to reuder said election in said city
null and void.
VII. That at said election votes were cast,
returned, counted and canvassed for you as
legal votes, from the rouuties of Travers vBig
Stone, Lake, Kanabec, Kittson, Otter Tail and
Douglas, whereas the said counties-are uot, and
were not, at the date ot said election, organized
counties of the State of Minnesota and the
alleged ele "tion precincts therein were not le
gally constituted election precincts of said State
or haid Congressional district and the offi
cers leoeiving, counting and canvassing said
alleged votes were not officers of said election
distiicts or said counties and the inhabitants
of said pretended counties were not entitled to
vote upon the election of a member of Con
giess at said election.
VIII. That the votes alleged to have been
cast tor you at said election in the county of
Isanti, in said district, weie not cast or count
ed lor you, or returned or canvassed as provid
ed by law.
IX. Tuat the votes pin porting to have been
cast for you in said election IU the counties of
Polk and Kittson exceed many times the total
mimbei of voteis resident in said counties on
the said 5th day of November, 1878 and the
same never were oast or counted for 3 ou and
the whole election held in said counties and
the return and canvass of the same weie fraud
ulent and void. Respectfully yours,
Indian Raids in Nebraska.
NORTH PIATTK, Neb., Dec. 20.A party of
fuuiteen mounted Indians laided Walker's
ranche, eight miles west of here, thisjmorning,
duving away eight horses. They also got a
iew head of hoises at Randall's ranche and one
from Lxng's. The sheriff of Lincoln county,
with a po=se of citizens and a squad of soldiers
from Fort McPher-on, is pursuit, and they
hope to overtake the raiders on the Loupe. As
thii is the thiid time the Indians have raided
this vicinity without being pursued, it is
thought they will not expect it during this cold
The Yankton Indians.
Sioux CITY, a Die. 20.J. W. Douglas,
Indian agent at the Yankton agency, in a card
to the Journal says: The report telegraphed
from Yankton to tho effect that about seventy
Indians had left his agency in pursuit of food
Id entirely false. Ho says some worthy Indi
ans leit by permission for a ohort visit below,
With ample rations onered them and money in
then pockets, and returned quietly and
good season. The Yauktona.have enough food
and clothing, and are doing well in matters of
education and self-support.
The Report of the Commit tea on Naval Af
fairs on HU Conduct While In Office.
The committee on naval affairs has made an
investigation of the administration of ex-Sec
retary Robeson, and in a report which it will
shortly submit it says:
In discharge of their duty your committee
ay that for the existing indebtedness of the
navy department, and that for the unlawful
sale and disposition of large amounts of valua
ble property belonging to the naval service,
and the unlawful disposition of large sums of
the public money appropriated to the naval
service, George M. Robeson, late secretary of
the navy W. W. W. Wood, late chief
of the bureau of steam engineering
Isaiah Hanscom, late chief of the bureau
of construction and renair, and James H.
Watmough, late chief of the bureau of pro
visions and clothing, are chiefly respo ir-ible.
There are other agents of the government
whose conduct in the public service deserves to
be inquired into by the executive department,
and they are Chief Engineers Stewart, Fithian.
and Henderson, whose hasty examination of
material at the Boston navy yard does not
evince a very high interest or regard for the
public service and Pay Director Russell, as
hereinbefore referred t(.. and al-o the conduct
Of the late Paymaster General Bradford.
It is claimed and urged that the abuses for
which these parties are arraigned existed with
their predecessors, and that precedents should
extenuate their conduct or form a excuse for
their action. It is replied by vour committee
that it is not shown that any of their predeces
sors involved their government in liabilities
excess of appropriations reaching from $3,000,-
000 to $7,000,000 and since the acts of 1872
(those acts required all naval property that
could not be used advantageously in the ser
vice to be sold at public sale after publio
notice by advertisement, and prohibited any
sale in any other way also, that all money de
rived from sale of old material by Buoh public
sale, should be covered into the treasury, aud
not be used for the navy until speoially appro
priated by Congress therefor) these and but
these parties (tho arraigned in the report)
have been in power. It is not shown that
under any former administration of the gov
ernment, nor can it be, that so large an amount
or public property has been disposed of at
private sale and by barter and exchange, and
the proceeds applied without the authority ot
law, nor at any time under any government
claiming the protection of law such an utter
disregard of its authority.
Therefore, in tne opinion of your committee,
that the law may ho vindicated an-!
The 3Iosl Important Changes Suggested.
[Washington Special to Chicago Tribune.
At every session of Congress propositions
are made to modify and extend the pension
laws. The more important changes made at
this session are the following:
Mr. Joyce, of Vermont, has introduced a
If any person embraced within the provis
ions of seotions 4,092 and 4,603 has died since
March 4, 1861. or hereafter dies, by reason of
any wound, injury or disease, which under the
conditions and limitations of such sections
would have entitled him to an invalid pension
had he been disabled, his widow, or, if there
be no widow, or in ease ol her
death without payment to her of any part of
the pension hereinafter mentioned, his child or
children under 16 years of age shall be entitled
to receive the same pension as the husband or
father would have been entitled to had he been
totally disabled, to commence from the death
of the husband or father, to continue to the
widow during her widowhood, and to his child
oi children until they severally attain the age
of 16 years, and no longer and if the widow
remauy, the child oi children shall be entitled
from the date of the last payment to the
mother, who had remained.
Representative Harris, of Massachusetts,
suggests the following scheme
That all soldiers and sailors who are now re
ceiving a pension of $50 per month, under the
provision of an act ntitled "An act to increase
tne pensions of soldiers and sailois who have
been totally disabled," approved June 18,1874.
shall receive, in lieu of all pensions now paid
them by the government of the United States,
and there shall be paid them in the same man
ner as pensions are now paid to such persons,
the sum of $72 per month.
Frye, of Maine, the following
That "An act to increase the pensions of cer
tain pensioned soldiers and sailors who have
lost boh their ImrWs or both their feet, or the
sij. ht of both eyes in the service ot the country,''
approved July 17, 1878, is heieby amended by
inserting in the third line, after tho word
"eyeB," the words "or been totally and per
manently disabled in both their hands or both
Sale of the St Louis Bridge.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20.The Illinois & St. Louis
bridge was sold at the east front ot the court
house between 12 and 1 o'clock to-day. under a
deoreo of court foreclosing the first and second
mortgage bonds. It was purchased in the name
of Anthony J. Thomas, of New York, who paid
$50,000 gold as earnest moiiev. The price paid
is 2 000,000.
Although the bridge was bid in for Mi.
Thomas, of New York, who is said to represent
a large number of bondholders, it is understood
that after the sale is confirmed by the court it
will become the property of a new company
organized here a few days ago, called the "St.
Louis Bridge Co.." the corporators of which
are Solon Humphreys, New York E. W. Wood
ward, G. B. Allen, Julius 8. Walsh, Edward
Walsh. Jr.. Carlos S. Greeley, R. B. Whitte
more, N. S. Chouteau, Woi. Taussig, Wm. B.
Chambers, all of St. Louis. Tho directors of
this company are Solon Humphreys, J. S.
Walsh, E. W. Woodward, G. B. Allen* and Ed.
Walsh. Jr. The capital stock in placed at
$7,990,000. Most of the same parties have
also organized a new Tunnel company, -with J.
8. Walsb, piesident, and H. S. Chouteau, vice
president. Capital, $1,200,000, and Judge
Treat, oF the United States court, has direoted
the receivers to deliver possession of the tun
nel property to the new company.
The ravings of the St. Paul GLOBE about
Donnelly contesting Washburn's seat in Con
gress discloses the cause for the deep interest
lately manifested by Br. Hall in the manage
ment of the luna-tic asylum afc St. Peter. "We
nmcerely hope no equally Belfiah motives prompt
the present attention of the GLOBE to the man
agement of a certain other State institution at
INTERESTING RESUME OF WASH-
Short Bat Exciting Session* of Both
House* of CoBgreasSenator Beck's Test
Oath Bill Modified and PassedSher
man's Explanation of His Loan Transac
tions Creates a Breeze I the House
Thirty Million Dollars of Balances in
One National BankCircular of Instruc
tions Relative to the Four Pe Cents
Blaine's Committee at Work, and That
Gentleman Called Upon for Specifica-
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.Most of the morning
hour was u*cd in dismissing the order of busi
ness after the reoess, but no special order was
After some discussion of the bill introduced
by Senator Beck to repeal section 820 of the re
vised statutes, Senator Hoar said it was evident
this bill could not pass to-day and moved to
adjourn, but norm withdrew the motion and
Senator Edmunds moved an executive session.
This motion was supported by the Republi
cans and oppvsed by the Democrats, and the
vote resulted, yeas 25, nays 25. The Vice
Pi esident then voted in the affirmative and the
Senate went into an executive session.
Jones, Pa., Saulsbury,
DcaU, W. va.,Lamar,
Senators ArmstiOng, Johnston, McDonald,
Hams and Hereford, who would have voted in
the negative, were paired with Senators Oglesby,
Dorsey, Matthews, McMillan and Mitchell, who
would have voted in the affirmative.
When the doors were reopened Senator Beck
withdrew his amendment to the bill to repeal
section 820 of the revised statutes, so as to re
peal section 821 also, in regard to the test oath,
and the bill to repeal the first named section
then passed without opposition, and the Senate
adjourned until January 7, 1879.
Blaine, BOOTH, Bruoe,
Beck, Butler, Cockrell,
its mand/*o maintained, it is the duty of the
Hoa-e to maik its condemnation of the illegal
praotices of these former officetrt of tho navv
department, and to recommend to the execu
tive department of the government the arraign
ment and tual of the parties herein named
before the naval and criminal tribunals of the
country, to the end that, if upon such trial
they aie found guilty they may be punished,
and accordingly your committee submit for
the favoiable consideration of the House the
lifiolved, That the acts aud "conduct of the
late secretary of the navy, George M. Robeson
of tne late chiefs of the bureaus of steam
engineering, construction and repair, and pro
visions and clothing, in the sale and disposition
of public property, in their method of
making contracts, and, involving
the government in indebtedness
over and beyond the appropriations made by
OongresR for the support of the navy, deserve
and should receive the severest censure and con
demuatiou, and that, in addition thereto, said
parties, as well as all others aiding and abetting
therein, should be punished to the extent ot
Resolved, further, That it shall be the duty of
the olerk of the House of Representatives to
deliver certifi copies of the testimony taken
before the committees on naval affairs and na
val expenditures of the House to the President
of the United States and the attorney general,
with the recommendations of this House that
the parties shown by this testimony to have
violated the law, and especially in regard to
the unlawiui sale aud disposition of nublio
property aud money, shall be tried and pun
ished as proscribed by law.
Rouse of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 20.Mr. Harrison report
ed back the Senate bill authori' ing payment
to the State of Tennessee for keeping United
States military prisoners. Passed,
Bills were passed removing the political dis
abilities of J. M. Bell, Georgia Wm. Ward,
Virginia, and M. Kimball, Missouri.
A bill passed oreating Portsmouth, Ohio, a
port of delivery. Also a billjfor the relief of Mrs.
Louis A. Mansfield, widow of Gen. Mansfield.
The morning hour having expired, the
speaker laid before the House several commu
nications, among them one from Secretary
Sherman in answer to the resolution calling for
'formation as to what balance of loan ac
counts was standing to the credit of the United
States in any national bank from Maroh, 1876,
to the present time. The letter states there
weie no balances on loan accounts standing to
the cedit of the United States treasury in
any national bank from March, 1876, to Janu
rry, 187*, and indorses a list of national bank
depositories with the balance* on the loan ac
unt held from February, 1878, to December.
187b. The banks which held such balances had
been made depositories under law. The large
balance held by the First National bank of
New York was caused by a temporiry with
drawal of the proceeds ot the 4 per cent,
bonds, and the large subscriptions of that
bank to the 4 per cent. loan.
Mr..Hewitt, N. Y.In order to avoid reading
the schedule I would ask to have read the de
posit to the debit of the First National bank.
Mr. Townsentl, N. Y.Let us have it all.
Objection was made to the reading.
Mr. HewittWill the gentleman allow me to
rec ill the amendment.
Mi. Hewitt, speaking amidst great confusion
and orrfts of orderWhat I want the world to
know is this, that there have been for six
months an average sum of $30,000,000 to the
credit of the United 8tates at that bank, as
near as I can make it out.
Mr. Springer, alluding to the confusion,
hoped that Mr Hewitt's lemarks would be read
at the clerk's desk, in order to give the House
a chance to heai them, as they were a serious
arraignment of one ot the departments.
The communication was then referred to the
ways aud means committee.
Mr. Fmley asked leave to have the printed
testimony taken in regard to the government
Mr. Garfield objected.
Mr. Townsend, N. Y., moved to adjourn.
Agreed toayes 94, nays 75.
Adjourned until January 7th, 1879.
GENERAL CAPITAL NEWS.
Foui- Per Cent. Hondt.
i TRBASUBY OIBODXAR.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 20.The following circu
lar will be issued from the treasury on the 1st
of January: The secretary of the treasury caUs
attention to the 4 per cent, funded loan of the
United States, now offered by this department
in denominations, viz: For coupon bonds of
S50, $100, $500 and $1,000, and for registered
bonds of 50, $100, $500, 81,000, $3,000 and
$10.0U0 at par and accrued interest to date of
subscription in com. The bonds are redeem
able July 1st, 1907, and bear interest, payable
quarterly on the 1st days of January, April,
July and October of each year, and are exempt
from payment of taxes or duties to
the United States, as well as from
taxation in any form, by or under
State, municipal or local authority. Upon
receipt of payment bonds will be transmitted
free of charge to subscribers. Applications
should specify the amount and denominations
required and foi registeied bonds the full name
and postoffice address of the person to whom
the bonds shall be made payable. The interest
on registered bends will be paid by check is
sued by the treasurer of the United States, in
New York, in coin or United States notes, as
the holder may prefer, or if desired in United
States notes at the office of the treasurer, or
anv assistant treasurer of the United States.
are again invited to become financial agents of
the government, and depositaries of the public
moneys received on the sale of these bonds,
upon complying with section 5,158, revised
statutes of the United States. All banks,
bankers, paymasters and other public officers,
and other persons, are invited to aid in placing
thee bonds. They can make their arrange
ments through national banks for deposit of
purchase money of bonds. The money re
ceived hy depositary banks on account ot sub
scription, will romain on deposit with said
banks but subject to order oi thekraasurer o
tne Tjmte states, md calls for redemption of
8 per cent, bqnds will issue from time to time
as the secretary may direct.
PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE
to the treasurer of thje United States at Wash-
t^^ml^^&kS^ .^t&^ii^k&QMM iiIl
COMMISSIONS WILL BE ALLOWED
On subscriptions tor said bondB only as fol
lows: On the aggregate of subscriptions ot
$100,000 and not exoeediag $!,000,000 between
January 1, 1879, aud June SO, 1879, of 1
percent on an aggregate of subscriptions
exceeding $1,000,000 and not exceeding $10,-
000,000 between the same date per cent., and
on amounts in excess of $10,000,000 an addi
tional commission of one-tenth of 1 per cent
All blanks, or forms, or information needed
will be furnished by the department without
This cironlar is in lieu of all others previous
ly issued in relation to subscriptions for 4 per
cent, bonds, consols of 1907.
(Signed) JOHN SHXBMAN, Seoretary.
Loan Account Balances.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 20.The following is the
letter from the secretary of the treasury which
was laid before the Houre of Representatives
to-day with referenco to the balance on loan
accounts standing to the credit of the United
States In national banks:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt
of the resolution of the House of Representa
tives, dated tbe 16th inst., as follows:
Revolved, That the seoretary of the treasury
be directed to inform the House, at the earliest
day practicable after the close of the coming
Congressional recess, hethei there wete any
balances on the loan account in coin stand
ing to the credit of the treasurer of the
United States in any of the national banks on
the 1st of Maroh, 1876, aud on the first of each
succeeding month to and including the 1st of
January, 1879 the names and looations of
the banks which held such balances, and the
amount held by each at the respective dates
indicated. In reply I state that there were
no balances on the loan account standing
to tho oredit of the treasury of the United
States in any national bank fiom March, 1876,
to January, 1878.
A complete list of national bank depositaries
with the balances or the loan account to the
credit of tbe treasury of the United States held
by each, Feb. 1, 1878, and on the 1st of each
succeeding month to and including Deo. 1,
1878, is herewith inclosed. The us will be
duly advised in another communication of the
balances on Jan. 1, 1879, as soon as returns
from the lespective banks shall have been re
ceived at the department. These banks have
been designated from time to time under the
provisions of department circulars inviting all
national banks to become financial agents of
the government and depositories of publio
money tor the special purpose of receiving de
posits on account of subscriptions to the fund
ed loan and they were permitted
on proper security to hold the
amount of any subscriptions made or
obtained by them, subject to drafts or orders
of the department, as occasion required, for
the payment of called bonds matured. No
coin has been deposited with these banks, or
any of them, by the treasuier of the United
States. These banks represent exclusively
coin received for subscriptions made or ob
tained by the respective banks and left on
deposit during le runni. of nine'y days, as
required by law to be given for payment of
called bonds, partly to prevent the withdrawal
of so large an amount from channels pf busi
ness, and partly as an inducement to the
banks to act ehloientlj' in procuring subscrip
The very large balances reported as held by
the First National bank, of New York, were
caused by temporary deposits of the proceeds
of 4)^ per cent, bonds, sold through the sydi
cate of which the bank was a member, and
also by the very large subscriptions of that
bank to the 4 per cent loan. The balance re
ported as due from banks on loan account are,
howover, to some extent nominal, the bonds
furnished as security being largely made up of
call bonds, which to all intents are a payment
to their amount of balance due, but cannot be
credited to the banks until the bonds are care
fully examined, the precise amount duo on
them ascertained, and certificates for the
amount issued by the treasurer.
It is proposed to continue
I mil mil
ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1878.
ington, or to the assistant treasurer at Balti
more, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Or
leans, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis and
San Francisco, in coin, matured coupons, coin
certificates or United States notes. The secre
tary of the treasury will also accept in payment
called bonds, certificates of deposit of national
banks speoially designated to receive deposits
on this account, but the bonds will not be de
livered nntil the certificate has been paid for
by treasury draft or by the deposit of a like
amount of coin with the treasurer or some as
sistant treasurer of the United States, or nntil
other United States bonds of equal]amount are
substituted in their stead. The treasurer of
the United States will also accept in payment
United States ooupons maturiag within thirty
days, or drafts in favor of ,himself drawn on
New York, which will be cjller-ted and the ex
cess, if any,, returned by check to the de
The same mode of
deposit in aid of the sale of 4 percent, bonds
during tht next year, and attention is called to
the recommendation in the annual report for
discretionary shortening of the period now re
quired for calls. Very respectfully,
(Signed) JOHN SHERMAN, Sec'y.
The tabular report of balances in the differ
ent banks shows the aggregates for the months
named and the amounts held by the First Na
tional bank and National Bank of Commerce,
New York, and by the Maverick National Bank
ot Boston, to be as follows:
Month of February ag. rebate, $28,078.
March aggregate, $297,493. National Bank of
Commerce, New York, 3125,867 Maverick Bank
of Boston, $50,153.
April, aggregate, $3,023,069. First National
bank of New Yoik. $2,511,638 National Bank
of Commerce, New York, $249,562 Maverick
bank, Boston, $100,601.
May, aggregate, $20,732,025. First National
bank, New York, $19,566,652 National Bank of
Commerce, New York, $279,938 Maverick bank,
June, aggregate. $2,404,168. First National
bank, New York, $15,865,082 National Bank of
Commerce, Now York, $2,052,481 Maverick
bank. Boston, $1,004,819.
July, aggregate, $10,041,930. First National
bank, New York. $32,655,493 National Bank of
Commerce, New York, $3,931,862 Maverick
bank, Boston, $940,071.
August, aggregate, $50,095,735. First Na
tional bank. New York, $36,875,220 National
Bank of Commerce. New York, $4,859,434
Maverick banfc, Boston, $2,427,910.
September, aggregate, $60,151,031. First
National bank, New York, $41,914,945 Nation
al Bank of Commerce. New York, $6,006,446
Maverick bank, Boston, $3,393,049.
October, aggregate. $64,207,814. First Na
tional bank. New York, $45,007,061 National
Bank of Commerce, New York, $6,107,675
Maverick bank, Boston, $3,302,212.
November, aggregate, $43,287,228. First Na
tional bank. New York, $28,892,882 National
Bank of Commerce, New York, $3,596,745,
Maverick bank, Boston, $2,892 204.
December, aggregate, $32,446,488. First Na
tional bank, New York, $15,404,142 National
Bank of Commerce, New York, $1,973,187
Maverick bank, Boston, $2,958,423.
The list embraces serenty-three depositories,
but excepting the above named, there are but
instances where an amount exceeding $1,0U0,-
000 is held.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 20.The select committee
of the Senate appointed in pursuance of th#
resolution of Senator Blaine calling for inquiry
as to whether the constitutional rights of citi
zens in any State of the Union had been vio
lated in the recent election, had a meeting after
adjournment of the Senate. The members of
the committee present were Teller, Cameron,
Wis., Kirkwood, Bayard, Bailey and Garland.
Senator Bayard offered a resolution to the effect
that the President be furnished with a copy of
the resolution under which the committee was
appointed, and requesting him, if not incon
sistent with the publio welfare, to forward to
the committee copies of documents and names
of witnesses upon which he based his reference
to -tbe alleged. election fraadu
mentioned in hig annual message,
in order that tbe committee might
summon witnesses and proceed with the in
vestigation. The resolution was lost by a
strict party vote, yeas, 3 nays, ST. Senator
&- J^wL* ^f^%^r^M^%^S
Bailey then submitted a resolution, which was
adopted, calling upon Senator Blaine to fur
nish specifications upon which the committee
might base the inquiry and carry out the in
structions embraced in the resolution offered
by that gentleman. Without transacting any
further business an adjournment was taken
nntil to-morrow. Senators Hoar, MoMillan and
Wallace, members of the committee, left Wash
ington to-day for their respective homes, and
will not return until after the holidays. It is
unofficially stated this evening that Senator
Cameron, Wisconsin, has asked to be excused
from further service on the committee.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 20.The Senate confirmed
G. M. Lamberton, Nebraska, United States at
torney of the District of Nebraska Joshua B.
Hill, marshall of the Eastern district f North
Carolina '.W. C. Wmgard, Washington Terri
tory, associate justice of the supreme court of
the United 8tates for that Territory Augustas
J. Cassard, New Orleans, United States consul
PostmastersMichiganJames- H. Hudson,
Saginaw Samuel W. (Abbott, Menomonie
Julius Ropes, Ishperniog.
OhioMrs. Hester A. Birdson, Bellaire.
MinnesotaSylvester Sherwood, Brainerd.
Indiana F. W. Miller, Elkhart Mrs. E.
M. Sheed, Lagrange.
KentuckyRichard N. Nebeker, Covington.
KansasMarshal, M. Murdock, Whichita.
IllinoisRobert Lytle, Decatur* W. H. Hum
phrey, Lewistown Wm. B. Sheriff, Paris
Alexander G. Jones, Chester Frances M.
Piyon, Streato W. H. Livers, Mendota James
H. Lloyd, Liberty.
MissouriHoward T. Combs, Oarrollton.
Representative Williams, of Michigan, had
a relapse this morning and is sinking rapidly.
JOHN p. HOYT.
The President has nominated John Hoyt,
of Michigan, associate justice for Washington
FOPS PEK CENTS.
Subscriptions to 4 per cant, loan to-day,
The secretary of the treasury will, on the 1st
ol January, reissue substantially the circular
relative to the manner in which the standard
silver dollar may be obtained, which was pro
mulgated the 3d of September last, tfht re
At the investigation of tho Chinese consulate
it was sought to coragal Seward to prodnoe
certain books of the consulate not to be found
in the State department. His oounsel held he
could not be required to furnish material for
his own proseoution. The question will be de
cided in secret session.
The Berlin Official Gazette says the govern
ment sincerely regiets the early, unexpected
demise of Hon. Biyar Taylor, who, in the
short period of his labors here succeeded in
promoting and maintaining the most desirable
relations between the United States and Ger
many. The Gazette pays a high tribute to Mr.
Taylor's character. All the other newspapers
publish similar panegyric.
THE ACKLIN SCANDAL.
Several Sections of the D/ of Judgment
Yet In Store for the Louisiana Congress
[New Oileaus Special to Chicago Times.)
Apropos of the vindication of J. K. Acklin,
the Times correspondent to-day oalled upon
Mrs. H. L. Smith, widow of Acklin's accuser,
at her residence, No. 236 Baronne street, and
was V-y hei informed that neither Senator B.
Eustis, the Louisiana congressional delegation,
nor a sohtarv signer of the vindication has over
seen the documentary evidence against Acklin,
which has continuously remained in possession
of hpr agent, and has recei-tly been re
turned to her owu keeping. She
states that the cntnes charged ofc seduction by
the uso of drugs, an attempt to procure an
abortion, tho foicedmimage of Acklin's vic
tim to his hostler and hei subsequent desertion
are absolute truth*, which she can prove by
documentary evidence in her possession. Mrs.
Smith said to the Tones correspondent that she
has positive information that the importunities
ot Acklin's messenger, J. Alcee Gautheraux, at
a critical time in Mr. Smith's illness, caused
his ath. Your coriespondeot was to-day as
sured by a member of the commission Acklin
himself selected, and who invited him to
step down and out that in vindication of their
course they will, at an early day, publish the
facts laid before them, together wtih additional
facts going to show that J. H. Acklin has been
guilty of perjury, subornation of perjury, and
ioigery, and that, as an unfit associate for de
cent mtn, he was dismissed from the Boston
club. Tn the opinion of more than one mem
ber of tne commission Senator J. B. Eustis
signed this vindication in the hope of securing
the votes of the reprefentatives in Acklin's dis
trict for himself as United States Senator.
Olnd of St.
JRico County Journal.J
The GLOBE is stirring up things at the Still
water prison, and we are glad of it. None of
our State institutions an- beyond the reach of
public criticism, and it is well to keep an eye
upon their management. We have never heard
any complaints of our institution for the deaf,
dumb and blind, and we think it is in good
hands and well managed. The investigation at
the St. Peter asylum has revealed remarkable
looseness in its management, to say nothing of
the cruelties which were brought to light, and
we shall not be surprised if an investigation
ot the prison management will show a need of
reforms in various directions. Let it not be
forgotten that the object of prison discipline
should be refoimatory, and not to perpetuate
The Charge-* Serious.
Patrick Coffey, an ex-convict, who passed six
years in the Stillwater prison, makes charges of
a serions nature, in the columns of the GLOBE,
in regard to the treatment of inmates of our
State prison. If half he says is true, it re
veals a horrible state of affairs. Rumors of
the brutal treatment of prisoners there have
come to light from various sources, until the
public mind revolts at the possibility of such a
state ot things. While we have no doubt the
convict's story is exaggerated, still the charges
aie serious ones and should be inquired into.
A Little Afraid.
The GLOBE is always pitching into something
or somebody. Just now it's the State prison,
or rather the conduct of one of the depnty
wardens as revealed by a convict, investiga
tions are just the thing when there is a founda
tion for them, feot altogether too expensive
luxuries to be based on the mere tittle tattle
of irresponsible pavtieB.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21, 1 A. M.Indications
for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleys, variable winds followed by colder west
and north winds, falling followed by rising
barometer, cloudy weather, and occasional
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Deo. 20.A steady very
cold rain commenced falling last night, and
has continued up to the present time.
The Kussian Cruisers.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20.Two of the Russian
cruisers, Asia and Europe, will Bail to-morrow
for Cronstadt. They will leave port under
command of an American master, and will be
turned over to the Russian officers as Bocn as
they get out of American waters.
The Breathett, Troubles.
Lom3vn.LE, rec 20.A dispatch to the
Courier-Jf/urnal received at 10 p. u., ayt Judge
Randall, of Breathett, has resolved to call a
special session of court, as suggested by Gov.
McCreery, in the hope of being able to cause a
cessation of hostilities in his section.
I^AWB^IIIIHII a ii ii i
EXCITING NEWS FROM TUB CZAR'S
iAree Bodies of Students in Rebellion
Police and Military Required to Preserve
PeaceMost of the Passengers i the By
Eantlne Reported 8 Td--Bayard Taylor's
Funeral To-morrow and His Body to be
Returned to America for BurialMiscel
laneous Old "World News.
BAYABO TAYLOR'S FUNERAL.
BERLIN, Dec. 20.Funeral services over tne
remains of the late Minister Taylor, will be
held at the American legation, Sunday, when
the body will be taken to the mortuary and
await transportation to America. Sunday the
American residents will tabe action at the
BIBLIN, Dec. 20.The imperial government
has addressed a letter of condolence to the le
Ration of the United States expressing pro
found regret at tbe death of Mr. Taylor. There
is a general feeling of sorrow over the melan
LONDON, Deo. 20.The papers publish lead
ing articles eulogistic of Bayard Taylor.
LONDON, Dec. 20.A Bsrhn correspondent
says be has good reason to believe that the
labor committee of representatives of various
states on reform of taxation will result in a
return to protection to a certain extent.
LONDON, Deo. 20.A correspondent with
Gen. Browne reports the British are on tbe
march from Jelalabad. He repeats the story
of the ameer's flight in a more positive form.
LONDON, Deo. 20.The firm in the East India
trade, whose bills have been returned, and
whose liabilities are not believed heavy, is"
Ellsworth Sons & Co.
McKeah, Riley & Co., old merchants of Brad
ford, have called a meeting of their oreditors.
The liabilities, 86,000, will be paid in full.
A LIBERAL WINS.
LONDON, Dec. 20.Sir T. McCiure, libera),
has been elected to the house of commons for
the county of Londonderry, defeating Mr. Al
exander, conservative, by a majority of 611.
THE DEFINITIVE TBEATY.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 20.Th* Porte will de
liver an answer to Prince Labanoff, Russian
ambssaador, concerning the definitUe treaty,
MADBID, Dec. 20.Both houses have finally
approved the copyright bill. The minister of
finance to-day read a statement in congress
that as the cabinet possesses the confidence of
the crowned chambers, there was no possible
reason for a ministerial cribis.
PABIS, Dec. 20.The Fraissenet company has
received a telegram announcing that nearly all
the Byzantine's passengers are among the
THE SON AT THE HELS1.
JuaiBOOD, Deo. 20.It is again reported that
the ameer has fled, leaving hiss on, Takoob
Khan, in power.
LONDON, Dec. 20.A Paris dispatch says offi
cial confirmation has been received that in
structions have been sent to the Russian mis
sion at Cabnl to withdraw.
GOVERNMENT AND STUDENTS.
LONDON, Dec. 20.Trouble continues in Rm
sia between the government and students. At
St. Petersburg, the 11th inst.. several hundred
students assembled before the czarowitcb pal
ace to present a petition. The czarowitch being
at Seaskoe Selo, the prefect of police hastened
to the palace, received the petition and ordeied
the crowd to disperse, saying it was illegal to
present a petition in such a manner. The
14th inst. the Agencc Ruise announced that in
consequence of the illegal demonstration by
the students of the school of medicine, tho au
thorities had adopted certain measures for se
curing public order. Th- Official ifessenqer of
St. Petersburg the 18th inst. published a com
munication from the government, giving par
ticulars ot the agitation among students at
the academy of medicine nnd surger
caused by news from Charkov that
the lectures at that university were
temporarily suspended on account of some op
position on the part of students to new regula
tions. The agitation reached tbe climax the
12th inst., when the studeats deputed some of
their colleagues to explain to the rectoi that
the disturbances were due to the uncertainty
whether a decision had been taken regarding
the petition presented to the czarowitch. If
in fact such decision has been taken, they were
not mnde aware of its nature. The deputation
was fuither instrneted to inform the rector
that the disturbances were partly owing to
arrests made the night of the 10th inst. The
prefect of St. Petersburg, who happened to be
with the rector, told the students that their
action was illegal and advised them to disperse.
The advice was not followed, and half a
squadron of gens d'armes were summoned and
142 stndents were arrested and lodged in the
barracks of the life guards of the Moscow
A Berlin cSippatch says The agitation
among the students continues. The 16th inst.
a meeting was held to protest against the vio
lence of the soldiery. The occurrences against
which these students pioiested are as follow?:
The prefect of police had promised to bring an
answer to a perition calling attention to the op
pression of students and requesting the libera
tion of their colleagues arrested at Charkov.
Instead of any reply being given, the St
Petersburg colleges were surrounded by 2,000
gend'armes and Cossacks and 200 arrests made.
Tbe Cossacks used whips, and several students
vere injured. The draw-bridge over the Neva
was removed to prevent a thousand htudents
crossing to the south side. The lecture halls
have been closed. Fresh disturbances are ex
pected. Meetings within the universities as
well as outside are forbidden. The police are
ordered to act with the universities if required
by the rectors. A proclamation is conspicuous
ly posted forbidding the carrying of arms in
St. Petersburg district except by authorization.
SINKING OF THE BYZANTINE.
LONDON, Dec. 20.A dispatch from Paris says
only four persons, the surgeon, first officer
chief engineer and one seaman, escaped from
the wreck of the Byzantine. The disaster oc
curred on Wednesday night during a heavy
gale. The Byzantine, on the way from Mar
seilles to Constantinople, was proceeding up the
Dardanelles, where she ran into the British
steamer Rinaldo, of 1,660 tons harden, at an
chor off Lateik, bound for Hull. The Byzan
tine, a vi ssel of 900 tons burden, belonged to
the Fraissenet company of Marseilles. The
Rinaldo returned to the Bosphorus for repairs.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 20.The British steam
er Rinaldo, which was in collision wi*h the
steamer Byzantine, has arrived. The captain
reports saving 90 persons from the Byzanti'ie.
LONDON, Dec. 20.German papers announce
that the tobocco enquiring commission has re
jected the proposal for a monopoly by eight
votes against three. It is also declared in fa
vor of a duty according to weight or inland to
bacco and such customs duties on foreign to
bacco as would about correspond to the pro
portion between customs and excise accepted
by the imperial taxation commission ot 1873.
The commission will recommend this
resolution to the Bnnstrath and Rech
stadt. The decision gives entire sat
isfaction to the national liberal party,
while the commission itself was composed of
eiRixt delegate of the government and three
experts. A correspondent of the Times says
"Biamarek's defeat has created deep Bnrprise.
The rejection of the scheme by the government
committee does not amount to a parliamentary
defeat, but Bismarck is so accustomed to hav
ing his own way that it is believed he will not
n ..."i wr i
rest content with his initial overthr of the
project. Immediately on the decision becom
ing known he sent for Hobrecht, minister of
finance. -The cbanceller's health has not been
improved by the worry now occasioned, and on
the earnest protestations of his familv he has
abandoned the idea of visiting the Emperor
CASUALTIES AND CRIMES.
The Flouring Mli of White, Nnsu A Co..
at Lanesboro, Minn., BurnedLoss, $40,-
OOOChildren Burned to DeathA Doub
le Execution a the Creek Nation-Other
SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 20.The extent of the
defalcation of Lawrence 0 Hall, absconding
clerk of the London & San Francisco bank, is
ascertained to be $36,000.
TROUBLE IN TEXAS.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20.Advices from Texas say
official information has been received at Austin,
from the El Paso district, that armed bands of
de*p_eradoea have arrived there from New
Mexico, that the Mexicans show signs of
making trouble, and the judge of the district
fears court cannot be held.
BURNED TO DEATH.
LouisvrtLB, Ky., Dec. 20.Th CourUr*
Journal's Midway, Ky., special says: A bouse
in Tvbich two colored children had been loft by
their mother took fire during her absence, and
both perished in the flames.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 20.A fire at Luding
too, this afternoon, destroyed tha City hotel,
Whipple's marble works, two boarding houses
and two other buildings. Loss, 86,000 in
FLOURING MILL BURNED.
MILWAUKEE, Deo. 20.The SenhnaVs La
Crosse special says the flouring mill of White,
Nash & Co., of Lanesboro, was destroyed by
fire this morning. Loss, $40,0u0.
KILLED AT THE WIDJW'S.
At Obion statiou, Ky Monday last, C. W.
Crow was murdered by an unknown assailant.
The affair occurred at tho Widow Moss' popular
resort for ldlCmen.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20.The Globe-Democrat's
Fort Smith, Ark., special says: John Pastook, a
Creek Indian of considerable note, his father
being a member of the Creek council, and
James Diggs, colored, were executed on the
eaine gallows at 1 o'clock to day. Pastook
murdered John Ingley in October, 1877. and
Diggs killed J. C. Gould in August, 1873. Both
men mounted the soaffold with a firm step, and
after religious services Digas made a brief
speech, warning everybody against whisky and
gambling, as being the vices which brought
him to his doom. Aud Pastook made a ten
minute's speech in the Creek language. Diggs
snuggled violently butdied in seven minutes,
while Pastook did not appear to move a mus
cle, but his pulse continued to beat eleven min
utes. Both confes-.ed their guilt to their spir
itual adviser before leaving the jail.
Good Sliowlujr Two of tbe Eastern Trunk
NEW YOBE, Deo. 20 The Miohigau Central
Railway oompany has declared a dividend of 2
per cent., payable Feb. 1, 1879. The statement
presented showed that for the six month* end
ing Dec. 81, the road will have earned a little
over four and a half par cent., equal to $859.-
000. Of this 451,000 was used to pay off the
Boating debt outstanding July 1, leaving
$408,000 from which to pay the dividend. The
suiplus remaining amounts to $34,000.
The rectors of the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern Railroad company to-div declared a
dividend of 3 per cent., payable Feb. 1, 1879.
The statement of the coropan' affura show
net earnings for the year equ*l to a little over
hve and a hdlf per cent, on the cipttal stock.
Out of this, besides the piesent dividend, there
was paid the usual amount into the sinking
fund, a dividend of 1 per cent, in August and
expenses of cuustiucion ot the Pittsburgh &
Lake Erie road, and there now remains a sur
plus of 12,000.
Wants to Sucie^d the Late Baynrd Taylor.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20.Governor elect Hoyt
arrived this city to day and to-morrow will
go to Washington to argue the claims of Gov.
Hartiantt upon the President, as the successor
to the late Bayard Taylor.
The St. Paul GLOBE brings serious oharges
against tho management of the S'ate orison
authorities, but very few seem to believe there
is any foundation for them.
Lieut. Ned F. Kisiingbury, U. S. A., is stay
ing at the Clarendon.
Mr. Fred Recklein, with Stifel & BeDSon, im
porters of tobaoco, St. Loui*, is in tho city.
Judge Dillon left yesterday for his home in
Davenport, Iowa. The remainder of tho term
of the United States strict court will be con
ducted by Judge R. Nelson.
At the Clarendon. T. E. Potts, 8auk Rapids
M. N. Heis, Menomonee Col. Otis, St. Paul
Jno. Donaldson, Minneapolis W. WiUon, Jr.,
Menomonee O. A. Bailey, Menomonee 8.
Wilkes, Chicago H. C. Berry, Milwaukee J.
Cleaves and wife, Pine Ciy.
At the Metropolitan: Ed. N Sweet, New
York Mrs. F. Gordon, P. N. Skinner, Mel.
Tirblc, Chicago M. Marx, Now York Hnry
Flues, Minneapolis A. D. Andrews, River
Falls W. H. Mead, Chicago Geo. B. Young,
Clinton P. T. Lewii, Chicigu Jno. J. Rhodes
and wife, Miss Atherton, Hastings, P. L. Greg
ory, St. Cloud.
Tho Merchants hotel has a steam elevator
with all the modern improvements, with rooms
graded from $2.50 to $3.00 per day. The
folio*ing were among tbe arrivals yesterday:
W. Stewart, Greenville, Pa. P. A Steele, New
York A. A. Kelly, Hudson. Wi. C. E. Al
dnch, Reads Linding *J. L. Muther, P. H.
Putnam, Chicago F. D. Harding Hudson J.
Truesdell, Austin F. Recklim. St. Louis F.
W. Murphey, Fargo R. W. Gilmore, Cedar
Rapids M. Daly. LtCrose F. Herbst, Chica
go E-. Bailev, NVw York T. S. Qumcy. Chica
go J. Lincoln, Shtk-pee S.Burhyte, River
Falls J. W. Holmes, Minneapolis C, Burnett,
River Falls H. A. Canfield, Brainerd, J. B.
Young, Chicago M. Horn, Janesvilie:
E. Cross, Minneapolis F. H. Watson H. B.
Holton, D. P. Shaw. L. Morgenthau, L. Warn
pold.Chicago R. L. Jewell. Lake City W. E. Tal
bage, Wisconsin J. G. Flemins, Grantsburg
E. H. Bacon, L. M. Hammond, Milwaukee S.
Sherman, Alex. Johnston, Buffalo, N. Y. R.
Sunderland, England T. Cnmeson. Pennsyl
vania F. A. McMillan, Motley Minn. C. H.
True, Portland W. G. Dye, Winona MissL.
Counng, Alexandria G. Harding, Waukelm.
DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN.
OFFICE OF OBSEKVATION, SIGNAL COBP3, D. 8. A.
IsftERsoLL BLOCK, THIRD STREET,
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at ali stations.
Meteorological Record, Dec. 20, 1878, 9:56 P. M.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Breckenridge. .2.1.84 IS W. Lt.8now.
Dabath 29.90 17 8W. Lt.Snow.
Fort Garry... 80.09 *4 N. Cloudy.
Pembina 30.04 7 N. Fair.
8t. Paul 29 88 18 8. Fair.
Yankton 30.05 21 W. Clear.
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Rel. Hum. Wind. Weather.
28.989 18.0 76.3 S. Cloudy
Amouat of rainfall or melted snow, .11 max
imum thermometer, 2? minimum tuermume
R. J. LEWIS,
Sergeant Signal Corps, U. S. A,
Below 2ero. Zero. Too small to meas