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WOLAT THE PUBLIC SERVANTS
TESTIS HO AY.
A Debate in the House on the Tostofllce
Approp riation 15illCross-Exainination
of St. Martin, the Louisiana LiarButler
Badger* Him Until lie Confesses His Affi
davit FalseVarious Capital Notes.
House of Rej'rscntativea.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.Soon after assembling
the House went into committee ot the whole
on the postoffice appropriation bill, and Mr.
Blount explained its provisions. It appropri
ated $3i,96l),0l)0, an increase! of about $2,000,-
000 from the estimates, and an increase ot
1,000,000 over the appropriation last year. But
for the legislation of the Democratic Hou the
last three years, the appropriation this year
would have boen at least 43,000,000 larger than
Mr. Baker, of Indiana, said last year he pre
dicted when the postoffice bill was before the
House that the appropriation was insufficient,
and would end in deficiencies. That predic
tion had come true, and with equal certainty
the same prediction might be made about the
present bill. Any attempt to cripple the rail
way mail service or steamer service was a crime
against the country.
The bill was then read by sections for amend
Mr. Blount would increase the appropriation
for postoffice cltrks from 63,160,000 to $3,515,-
Mr. Baker, of Indiana offered an amend
ment to the amendment increasing the sum to
$3,600,000, askel for in the estimates. Agreed
to, and the amendment as amended was then
lilr. Page offered an amendment increasing
the appiopnatuMi for letter carriers from
$1,'0U.000 to 52 000,000, the amount of the es
Messrs. To.vnsend (of Ohio) and Hairison
supported the amendment, asserting that the
free deliv^iv system ,vis not only self-sustain
ing, but Lro jghfc a large revenue Into the treas
Mr. Blount opposed the amendment, saying
there were only four cities where the free deliv"
ery system niought any revenue. After further
discussion the amen iment was agreed to78
Mr. Waddell offered an amendment directing
postoffice emplojes on laihvajs who cancel
stamps to keep an aeconnt of stamps so can
celed, the ame to ba credited to the postmaster
at the station where the mail was put on the
cars, for tne purpose of fix.ng the basis of pay
of postniabteis. Adopted.
Air. Money offered an amendment increasing
the appropnatioa for transportation on star
routes from 53,'31,00 to 65AU0,00O.
Mr. Blount called attention to the fact that
during the Ia-,t eight years the Republicans had
control of the Hojs'i they had only made an
annual increase of "-20,0'Jil in the matter ot the
star service, while since the Democrats had ob
tained control thej had added some 5960,000.
Mr. Femi advocated the amendment, and
mentioned the tv.!,e of the populous mining
settlements in Idaho, where miners had to con
tribute $90 pel mouth to get mail.
Mr. Chalmers chaneienzed the economy of
his own side o the House as parsimony. It
reminded him of a man coming home from his
Insurious club and finding fault with his wife
for having two dieb burning. It was '-tal-
low candle retrenchment."
Messrs. Durham and Blount dufendedthe po
sition taken by the committee on appropria
tions, and argued that tne sums recommended
for railroad service and for star service were
liberal and ample.
Alter further discussion, Mr. Money's amend
ment increasing the appropriation tor the star
service to S5,'JOO,000 wa, adopted, the commit
tee rose, and the Hou-e adjourned.
THE POT1ER COMMITTEE.
THE POT1E11 COMMITTEE.
The Potter committee continued to-day the
examination of St. Martin. Witness referred
for testimony to his good character and social
standing to Gov. Nichols, the attorney general,
district judge, and sheriff. Weber told him
there w,i3 no such document in existence as the
Sherman lettei, and also that if he found he
could make nothing testifying to the non
existence of the letter he would go over to the
other side and swear he witnessed its destruc
tion. Weber endeavored to persuade witness
to testify to the destruction the document,
but he would not do so.
St. Marun cuntinued: I was in the habit of
going to Webei's house every day, and one day
there anived a letter irorn Mr3. Jenks. He
read the letter and handed it to me. I read it,
andhesa-ys '-Mr-. Jenks is a fool. 1
know nothing ot sucn a document as the Sher
By Mr. CosState distinctly how much
board bill, etc., was paid you while you acted
as sergeant-at-arms ot tho committee, and by
A. Mr. Maddox and Mr. Carter paid me.
Carter gave me some four or hve dollars in
silver, and Maddox paid the board bill and took
Mr. Cox asked that this letter be put on
record, as it had a distinct leference to the let.
ten and tele^iams with regard to the settle
ment of Webei's school board case. It was
part ot this tiansaction, but ot itself was of
little moment. Tne letter was as ioiiows:
DO-ALDSO^-IL:L No/. 21, 1S7S.FETEND
SOI. I seem the newspaper-, yesterday that
Gibson had a tailing out with Tilden. See
Maddox and tell him I heard it, and write me
what he says to you. and tell Hearsy you heard
this was a tact, and see what he says. I am
more afraid than ever that my school board
case will be held or. me. Gibson won't spend
a nickel to see it settled, for he is
against Tilden now. Go aLter Hearsy and
Maddox. Tell Acklia apout this. too.
Tell them I wrote to jo that nothing had been
done in my case. Ask them when it will be
settled. Tell them you are interested in it.
Don't fail to send those caps. If you fail to
send them to-morrow morning by the tiain,
give them to Capt. Labau on the Cannon Sat
urday evening. My sister goes to Bayou Sara
in her Saturdav night. Tell him to give them
to her on boaid. Send this letter back to me.
Your friend, ^jy#
Send the inclosed to Maddox, If he is not
there, return to me.
St. Martin said: I told Gov. Cox before I put
the correction regarding Stenger in the news
paper the moment I saw the mistake printed I
went to the reporters of the Republican and
Hew York Tunes and asked them to correct it.
Gen. ButlerThen, having found out the
mistake, you waited eight or ten days before
you put it t6 rights
ReedThe alhdavit, Gen. Butler, had not
been published in any way.
Gen. ButlerIt would have been a good
thing, it seems to me, if the mistake had been
corrected before it was published.
ReedWeil, this man was in Washington be
fore the committee to correct it. You have
fallen into error in not being present during
the course of the examination.
Butler-If you have had no better business
than dealing with such rubbish as that, it is no
Mr. Butler, to witnessI want to know if
you took any steps, knowing this man had been
injured to correct the injury before it reached
the public? A No, sip. I did not publish
anything until the affidavit appeared in the
Q. You knew this affidavit had been handed
to Gen. Sherman A. Yes, sir.
Q. Have you ever called on him? A. No I
never saw him.
PotterDid you go to Shellabarger and say
"Don't use that affidavit it is all wrong all a
lie. I will hurt Mr. Stenger?" A. No, sir
I never did. I don't say it was all a lie.
ButlerIs it not a lie
WitnessLet me tell you this: I don't think
you should stand up here and insult me.
BntlerBut we both agree that it is a lie*
WitnessI say it is a mistake. You have
me now, and you know it.
lie outside this
CoxYes, we sent for one or two I think.
ChairmanYou did not send for Valentine
CoxI did not recollect the name.
The committee then adjourned to Monday
when St. Martin will again be placed on the
stand, and it is probable the members of the
committee will testify. The investigation into
the cipher dispatches will be begun Thursday.
MISCELLANEOUS CAPITAL NEWS.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.The President has
signed the arrears of pension bill.
FOUB PEB CENTS.
Subscriptions to the four per cent, loan since
yesterday's report, $14,02S,700.
The demand for silver dollars to-day amount
ed to $25,000 for the month $497,000.
The House committee on reform in the civil
service has authorized Representative Durham
to report for passage his bill fixing the com
pensation of district attorneys in lieu of fees.
The committee on ways and means decide
they have not time at this session of Congress
to make an investigation into the kid clove
cases, reqaested by A. T. Stewart & Co., a re
quest concurred in by Secretary Sherman.
You can not tell me it
ButlerBut this was a sworn untruth, and
you let it go out without taking means to cor
rect it, and you now say nobody could talk to
you like that outside this room. Is that your
answer? A. I think you are treating me
rather rough, and I am not in the habit of be
ing treated in that way, let me tell you.
Gen. Butier repeated the first part of his
qnestion. Witness said he did not believe he
bhould answer again, and nobody should make
(muttering something about a damneH fine
thing). Being pressed, he appealed to the
chairman again, saj ing he had no intention of
doing Stenger an injust.ee, and that it was a
mistake, not a lie. The chairman told him he
must answer the question, but Butler helped
the witness out of his difficulty by putting the
question in another form, and witness stated
that he informed Gov. Cox that the affidavit
was wrong before he saw it published.
ReedUntil this affidavit was published in
the newspapers it was before the committe,
and it was your intention to correct it when
yon were called? A. Yes. If I had tried to
correct, I should have had to make the matter
Mr. Springer observed that Mr. Reed was giv
ing a leading question. Gen. Butler again
took up the cross-examination, and in reply to
him witness said while at New Oileans he gave
Stenger to understand he (witness) had to buy
witnesses that he bought Armstead and Stew
art, and Swayze wanted $1,000 for his testi
mony. He never told Stenger right out except
about the last named witness.
Hiscock^ou assumed when talking with
Stenger that he knew as much about what was
being done with these witnesses as Maddox did.
The ChairmanThat is not wnat he says,
HiscockI believe it is what he means. Did
you, Mr. St. Martin? WitnessYes. sir.
HiscockWhen you made that affidavit you
had concluded from certain facts that Stenger
knew witnesses were being corrupted? A. Yes.
SpringerYou say in your affidavit that dur
ing the entire session of the committee New
Orleans, Maddox, Gibson ana Carter were busy
influencing witnesses by means of offers of
money. How did you" know Mr. Gibson was
doing so? A. Weil, he did it with me, and I
could judge from that
Q. Did you see him influencing others? A.
No, sir, but allotheis got their money from
him to pay witnesses.
HiscockYou were drawing your conclu
sions from these facts A. Yes.
SpringerThen it is not true? A. I think
it is true.
Q. What I want witness to swear to is facts,
not conclusions. A. Weil, I saw him pay Swayze
He did not hand money to him it was
handed to him by Gibson's orders, though.
The chairmanI have asked Acklin whether
he sent the telegram vv hich has been referred
to, and now I beg to hand it over. The tele
gram was as follows:
N EW OHLEANS, Oct. 31, 1878.To A. M. GIB
SON, Corcoran building: What action do you
contemplate in Wilson's case? Consider that a
thousand might settle it.
This was the answer:
WASHINGTON. NOV. 1, 1378.To Hon. J. M.
Acklin, New Orleans: A dispatch purporting
to be signed by you was received at my office
last night during my absence. It relates to a
subject with which I have nothing to do. and
contains a proposition which I could n.t enter
tain under the circumstances. Unless some
one has u^ed your name, you have been grossly
imposed upon. (Signed) A. M. G.
ChairmanDid you tell Mr. Marks about the
telegram? A. Yes, sir but I do not remem
ber telling him the answer.
Mr. Hiscock then proposed the following res
WHEBEAS, There has been published an affi
davit of James E. Anderson, dated October
30th, 1873, with correspondence with E. L.
Weber, both being witnesses examined by this
committee, in effect that he (Anderson) sup
pressed certain mateiial testimony on account
of a pecuniary consideration paid by one Sy
pher, and that said Weber had testified falsely,
WHEREAS, The evidence of this witness is the
only evidence upon which the charges against
Secretary Sherman can be piedicated it is
Resolved, That said Anderson be recalled and
examined touching all allegations in such affi
Mr. Springer proposed that the committee
adjourn. After some little discussion it was
agreed that the resolution be laid on the table.
Mr. CoxOne question I omitted, Mr. St.
Martin, in regard to this conversation with Mr.
Weber in reference to his testimony.* Did he
make any written statement or put anv written
statements in your hands? A. I had a letter
that told me everv thing. It was signed by
himall arrangements and everything. 1 had
that letter a good while, until he asked me to
Q. Was that letter in substance what you
have stated here?
The chairman objected to the question.
CoxI think this ought to be allowed. Mr.
Weber cut fcuch a figure in connection with this
tpstimony that I would like all correspondence
and everything to do with it to go in. To wit-
nessDo you know what Weber did with it?
A. Yes, si He toie it up.
Q. How long did jou have it? A. I had it
thiee or our weeks in my pocket. I wanted to
see the school board case settled for him, and I
went to New Orleans, and he gave me this let
ter to show to Mr. Hearsy and another gentle
man to prove promises made. Mr. Hearsy is
editor of the Deynoirat. and the other gentle
man was civil sheriff of New Orleans.
Q. Did you tell Weber you had shown it to
those gentlemen? A. No, sir, I did not tell
him I had shown it to anybody. I gave it
back to him and he toie it up.
ReedI think the chairman is acting as it be
thought this evidence objectionable.
Cox to WitnessState the substance of that
letter. A. It stated how he had arrived in Wash
ngton, with whom he hid dealings, what he
got, and what promises were made to him.
That was the substance of the letter.
The chairman remarked that he would like
to ask Cox about the subpoenas served by Dun
can. Cox said all his requests to the committee
for subpoenas were in the form of written pre
cepita. A slip of paper was handed Reed, who
replied: I have no doubt that is my writing.
I no doubt handed that to Stenger as a request
that those persons should be summoned as
witnesses. That was before Governor Cox
came down. 1 saw the witnesses named."
The ChairmanThese witnesses that Reed
says he did not examine were Baugman, H. C.
Fisher and Smedley.
Mr. ReedI mean I did not examine them on
the stand. I had peculiar points to which they
would testify, and I left the information for
Mr. StengerSome of the witnesses which
you requested to be subpoenaed were examined
by Gov. Cox? A. Yes.
The chairman read sevtral names to Reed,
who admitted these were called at his request
and both he and Cox stated there might be
others, but he did not recollect names. P. B. Locke, of the firm of Locke Austin &
StengerDo yon recollect sending outside of Sparks, a well known lake captain, died to-dav
New Orleans for any excepting Mrs. Weber and aged 48.
The Locust Gap mines, between Mt. Carmell
Arrest of a Wisconsinner for a Horrible
CrimeAn Iowa Man Murders His
Daughter and Shoots Himself-A Re
pentant Sinner Finds Forgiveness--Vari
ous Other Misdeeds and Casualties.
rSpecialJTelegram to the Globe.]
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., Jan. 24.Daniel M.
Morley, postmaster at Morley, Barron county,
was arrested and confined in jail here to-day
for raping his own daughter last August. Mor
ley is 45 years old. The daughter is held in
custody by her bondsmen at Barron, Wis.
KILLED BY THE CABS.
HASTINGS, Jan. 25.Harvey Colgrave, of this
place, and conductor on the Hastings & Dakota
road, was killed last evening at Benton. I is
not known how the accident happened. He
was last seen standing on the platform at the
depot. The train started up to do some switch
ing, and he was shortly afterward missed. A
man started out with a lantern, and found him
lying between the main line and side track,
dead. One leg, arm and side were badly
crushed, and a hole over the right temple. As
soon as the intelligence was received here an
extra was started out, and returned with the
remains about 5 o'clock this morning. De
ceased was highly respected by all who knew
him, and his death has thrown a pall over the
hearts of his many friendsthe railroad fra
ternity in particular.
Deceased leaves a wife and little child six
months old. He had made application to join
tLt order of United Workmen, and his name
had just been given out to vote upon last
night, when the news of his death was brought
TULLEYTOWN, N. J., Jan 25.A collision be
tween freight trains on the Central road re
sulted in the death of Byron Wright, conduc
tor, and David Jones, fireman, and he smash
ing of four cars, the locomotive ana tender.
BESTOBED TO PUBLIC CONFIDENCE.
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 25.The East Hanover
presbytery, 15 to 6, has restored to the minis
try Dr. E. F. Baird, suspended last year for
alleged inegularities with funds of the Presby
teiian board of publication, of which body he
was secretary. The grounds for restoration a
that the prebbytery find Dr. Baird has made a
distinct and penitent acknowledgment of the
moral wrong done by him, and expresses peni
tent sorrow tor the great injury to the cause of
the Christian church resulting therefrom.
A EOSV IN MISSISSIPPI.
MEBIDEN, Miss., Jan. 25.Three negroes
named Alexander and three white men named
Gamblin quarreled yesterday about the posses
sion of some land in Wayne county, and later
the negroes ambushed the white men, killing
one and wounding another. The fire was re
turned and two negroes were killed. The other
BELVIDEEE, N. J., Jan. 25.Convicted offi
cials of this county have been sentenced to
terms in the State prison ranging from one to
four yearsall at hard labor. The contractor
involved in the conspiracy to plunder the treas
ury was sentenced to six months in the county
jail or to a pay a fine of $500.
MUBDEB AND SUICIDE.
CHICAGO, Jan. 25.Thursday night, a well-to
do farmer, named O. P. Hull, residing near the
village of Wassinville, Iowa, rose in the night,
and, with an axe, split open the head of his
daughter Emma, aged 18. and immediately
thereafter shot himself with a pistol, with
fatal effect. No cause is known, as he was un
usually fond of his family.
ESCAPED FBOM JAIL.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan 25.Wright and
Johns, the two convicted members of the Bre
vard county canvassing board, escaped to-night
from the county jail.
EIKE IN A LUNATIC ASYLUM.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25.A St. Joseph, Mo., dis
patch says: The State lunatic asylum, adja
cent to this city, was discovered to be on fire at
1 o'clock this afternoon, and was totally de
stroyed. No adequate means had ever been
provided to extinguish fire, and but little re
sistance could be made to the spreading flames.
The fire originated in the laundry, and some
of the emyloyes were slightly scorched in at
tempting to arrest the progress of the fire. The
patients, about 250 in number, were safely re
moved and now occupy the court house in
this city. Everything is being done for their
comfort, but they have suffered somewhat
from exposure and excitement. The building
was erected four years ago at a cost of $190,000.
Eighteen months ago there was $100,000 in
surance, but the State refused an appropria
tion to continue the same therefore the loss is
BUFFALO, Jan. 25.Joseph Weller, of
Belleville, Ont., was arrested to-night charged
with defrauding the Merchants' bank of Can
ada out of $31,000.
BOSTON, Jan. 25.Albert C. Andrews and
James W. Colling have been arrested on the
charge ot conspiring to defraud merchants out
of property valued at about $32,000. Audrews
has been long in business in this city.
A Batch of Interesting Items from Our
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
WINNIPEG, Jan. 25.A good deal of feeling
is expressed in Masonic circles respecting the
late split. One faction has elected grand lodge
officers this week, and the other section will
elect other grand lodge officers in February.
The extension of Manitoba's boundaries is
meeting with opposition in the Little Saskat
chewan district. The object is to form a new
province, which will probably fail. The ob
jections to the liquor traffic are only a blind.
Addshead, returning officer in the St. Charles
election, has been committed for trial at the
assizes for misdemeanor in connection with
the St. Charles election.
The new minister of agriculture, Pierre
Delorme, has been re-elected by acclamation.
The local parliament meets the first of Feb
ruary. There will probably be an adjourned
session in order to ascertain what aid the
Dominion parliament will give on railway
matters before taking local action.
ALL AilOU ND THE GLOBE.
and Shamokin, operated by Grober & Shepps
are on fire.
Eager's block and five houses opposite, at
Warwick. N. J., burned yesterday mornine
Mrs. Elizabeth Hancock, mother of Maj.
Gen. Hancock, died at Norristown, Pa. yester
day, aged 78.
Rev. C. M. Birdsell, Protestant missionary at
Aspmwall, died on the 14th inst. He was a
graduate of Baldwin university, Ohio, and had
been on the Isthmus only three months.
G. M. Nelson, who has held the oflice of coun
ty treasurer of Fayette county, Ind.,two terms
enjoying the confidence and respect of all, has
been arrested, charged with embezzling $9 000
of county funds. The trial takes place in
The house of Williams & Lawson. wholesale
liquor dealers, Walnut street, Cincinnati, was
closed by the sheriff last night under an at
tachment against the stock by a number of
creditors. The assets of the firm are stated to
be from $30,000 to $40.-000. The debts are
about the same amount.
Advices from Lansing, Mich,, state that it is
rumored there, and believed by prominent
members of the legislature, that Senator Chris
tiancy will surely resign his seat in the United
States Senate and accept the mission to Peru,
in which contingencynitoifs said ther is hardl
to fill the vacancy.
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1879.
THE TELLER TRIBULATION.
The Evidence Seems to be of the Jng
Handle Order, and Al on the Side of
CHABLESTON, S. Jan. 25.In the Teller
committee to-day additional Republican testi
mony, showing the voting of tissue tickets
wrapped in large tickets at various precincts
in Richland county. General Johnson Hagood,
comptroller general, described the meetings at
Sumter Oct. 12, testifying that both races were
excited, and that the whites expected to be
attacked by the negroes. The blocking of the
street by the colored people threatened to lead
to trouble, and the alarm bell was run"-, but
order was restored with little difficulty. White
and colored Democrats from Sumter
county testified that there were
from 1,500 to 2,000 colored Democrats in the
county, and hundreds of them were sure to
vote the Democratic ticket. Two testified to
being cursed, jeered at and threatened by col
ored Republicans, one being obliged to "leave
his church. W. J. Whipple, a colored Republi
can, described the turbulent conduct of the
Democrats and tfce demand for a division of
time in Hampton county. Three Republicans
from Colleton county testified to intimidation
and use of tissue ballots in that county. I
one large ticket there were fifty-nine tissues.
This testimony was flatly contradicted by the
Democratic county chairman, who swore to the
thoroughness and peacefulness of the Demo
cratic canvass which, with the accession of
prominent Republicans after the Republican
nominations were made, gave the Democrats
the county by a decisive majority.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25.The taking of testi
mony for the Teller committee before Com
missioner Lane was continued. J. P. Hartman,
A. P. Brazeal, J. Moss, Wm. Long and others,
of Natchitoches testified, being called by the
Democrats. They generally contradicted the
statements made by the Republican witnesses
as to intimidation, showing they apprehended
violence threatened by the negroes, and the ac
tion was for the purpose of preserving the
peace. Also that many negroes voted the Dem
Camp Robinson Notes.
FOBT ROBINSON, Neb., Jan. 25.Private
Sprowl, ambulance driver, started to drive to
the old camp, one mile distant, this afternoon.
To-night he was found lying in the road, and
his skull fractured. I is not known whether
the wound was caused by a gun shot or by fall
ing from the ambulance. His condition is
critical. The wound cannot be examined to
Wednesday night a trumpeter arrived from
the old camp and reported being fired at by a
party concealed in the ravine. It is believed
that either Indians or bad white men are in the
Companies A, B, D, F, I and M, Fifth cavalry,
under Capt. Ferris, arrived here to-day, and
leave in the morning for the sand hills, where
Little Wolf and a band of 200 Cheyennes are
reported to be. Companies A, F, E and L,
Third cavalry, leave for their respective stations
early next week, leaving but two comoanies at
SAN FBANCISCO, Jan. 25.Adolph Sutro says
there is no truth in the report that an offer has
been made to allow mines to complete the sub
drain and take their pay out of the royalty
when they commence raising ore. He also states
that that the purported interview published in
the New York World about continuing the
tunnel on through Mount Davidson in search of
gold-bearing quartz, is all bnab. No such in
terview was ever had. He does not intend to
allow the mines to use the tunnel for drainage
until all the leading Comstock mines come to"a
fair understanding with him.
Savannah Jockey Club.
SAVANNAH, Jan. 25.The jockey club meeting
closed to-day, and there was a good attendance.
The Lamar stake for three-year-olds, mile
heats, was won by Ben Hill. He got the sec
ond heat by the foul riding of Mary Walton,
and had the third for a gallop over the course.
Mary won the first heat easily. Time, 1:47(
1:50%. Ben was the favorite. In the mile
dash Essillah won Ji Bell second, Gabriel
third, Governor Hampton fourth, Virginia last.
A Double Standard.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25.ATopeka, Kan., dispatch
says: A resolution was introduced in the lower
house of the legislature to-day directing mem
bers of Congress and Senators to use their in
fluence to maintain a double standard of gold
and silver, procure the unlimited coinage of
the latter, and to do all in their power to effect
the repeal of the national banking law and the
retirement of national bank notes. The reso
lution was laid over under the rules.
The Book of Ratings.
CHICAGO, Jan 25.The application for an
injunction to restrain Tappan, McKillop & Co.
from issuing their January book of ratings
was withdrawn this morning by the complain
ant, before a hearing could be obtained in
court. The agency has had a good reputation
here, and the suit has been regarded with con
siderable interest. The rating book his been
delivered to subscribers, and no further delay
New Yorfe Bank State uient.
NEW YOBK, Jan. 25.The following is the
weekly statement of New York associated banks:
Loans, increase 1 247.800
Specie, increase 87 IQQ
Legal tenders, increase 3,633,800
Deposits, increase 3 390 600
Circulation, decrease 150^000
Reserve, increase 2,873^250
Banks how uold $17,286,000 in excess of legal
A Propect of Snow.
WASHINGTON. Jan 261 A. M.Indications:
For the lake region, partly cloudy weather, and
in the northern portions light snow, with winds
shifting to easterly and southerly, falling bar
ometer, and by Sunday night a slight rise in
temperature. For the upper Mississippi and
lower Missouri valleys, warmer southeast to
southwest winds, falling barometer and partly
cloudy- weather, with light snows in Minnesota.
Ruins on the Slope.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 25.Within the last
three days general rain has prevailed through
out the State, except in the extreme south.
In the northern and central portions sufficient
has fallen to insure the crops, with the usual
spring rains. The weather is still unsettled,
and reports Irom the southern counties indicate
a prospect of the storm reaching there.
Chosen to Congress.
ASHLAND, Va., Jan. 25.R. L. Beal, Conserva
tive, elected to the Forty-sixth Congress, has
been chosen to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Representative Douglas. The vote
A Costuming Establishment.
Mr. P. J.^Giesen has, with his characteristic
enterprise, greatly enlarged his stock of masks
and costumes, and now has an assortment
which few cities in the country can equal. I
will well repay one to call at his rooms, No. 10
WeBt Third street, and inspect his suits as a
mere matter of curiosity. I ladies' cos
tumes he has dresses representing Queen Eliza
beth (red silk velvet), Mary Stewart, (black
velvet), Queen Marie Antoinette, Marguerite,
Morning Glory, Bohemian Girl, Lenora of
Stradella, dominos of all styles, and numerous
other fancy dresses. For gents he has among
a multitude, Don Juan, Mephistopheles, King
Phillip of Spain, Don Carlos, Prince Eugene,
Richelieu, Noblemen, Knights, Brigands, etc.
These coHtumes are rented on moderate terms,
and no one attending a masquerade party can
appear properly without paying a call to Mr.
Giesen. His costumes are in demand from all
parts of the State, and his enterprise has sup
plied a long felt want.
I is Described by Capt. Myles Moylan, and
Claimed to Have Been Perfectly Jus
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
CHICAGO, Jan. 25.Qapt. Moylan, who is
perhaps one of the most entertaining of the
witnesses thus far examined in the Reno case,
was again on the stand to-day. Amongst the
questions asked bim were whether the command
of Reno could have been so formed when the at
tack was first made as to protect itself. He did
not think it could have been so disposed as to
hold the position and protect itself under the
circumstances. The object of getting out of
the timber was, in his opinion, to save the
command. The witness believed that in view
of the uncertainty regarding support, the re
treat was less injurious than it would have
been to remain in the timber, for he did not
believe the command could have remained there
thirty minutes longer without looping many
more men than it did, of course pursued. He
thought further that if the Indians had fol
lowed up the troops, and closed in upon them
on the hill, the command could not have held
out against them until relief came, for its
ammunition would have given out. He did
not know how many men were killed at the
river crossing, and did not think the crossing
was covered bya organized body of men to
protect the rest in getting over. It was about
an hour after Reno got into position on the hill
that the witness heard firing in the direction
of what afterwards proved to be Custer's bat
tlefield. The firing was faint, and Captain
McDougall, whose attention was called to it,
said he supposed it was Custer fighting at the
end of the village, down the bottom. As to
Reno's conduct in the bottom, whether brave
or cowardly, the witness said: "At times Major
Reno rode at the head of the column, at other
times at the center, and again at the rear. I
all the orders which he gave to witness he man
ifested as much self-possession as any man
would under the circumstances, and he saw
nothing in Major Reno's conduct indicative of
cowardice. I his opinion, had the command
remained in the timber it would have b.een
TWestern Associated Press.]
CHICAGO, Jan. 25.In the Reno inquiry to
day Capt. Moylan testified he believad it was a
wise move for Reno to leave the timber, and
necessary for the preservation of the command.
In picking up the dead bodies of Custer's men
after the massacre evidences appeared of des
perate fighting. He saw nothing cowardly in
Major Reno's conduct. Had he charged on the
Indians or remained in the timbur he would
have been annihilated. Adjourned.
Led by the Phantom Hand of Death to a
Rumor hath it that a quiet, unostentatious
wedding has happened within a circuit of
twelve miles during the past week. The high
contracting parties are said to be Miss Kitty
France and Mr. Peter Bouse. The woman in it
has been notably before the public. She at
tained this conspicuous altitude primarily
through her mother, who saw millions in her
handsome daughter, and prostituted her body
to get the lucre. Her accumulations to date
have been recorded at $8,000 at least,
which she has invested in the dove, soiled
dove, cote from which Kitty has flown. Sec
ondarily, Kitty was made prominent at the
time of Battler's death, he being probably in
duced to suicide by her unfaithfulness. I
would seem that a voice, from the waters of
death, shouting "help," had struck a respons
ive echo in Kitty's heart. She has helped her
self out of the slough of sin into which her
mother dragged her, and in which her sister
*ti!l wallows. The happy possessorall alone
of Kitty's beauty and charms, for which
a man died, is a well known character
in the city. He was formerly bar
keeper at the Merchants', and be
longs to the dashing fraternity of mankind,
though by no means other than of the hail-fel
low well-met order of the brotherhood.
The twain have a long life before them. The
woman, taken from the influences of her de
bauched mother, may become a wife, "in all
that it implies." The man may not have done
badly in winning a frailin healthyoung wo
man from the debasement of the scarlet sin.
he Star Churn Suit.
To the Editor of the Globe.
The county attorney of Dakota county,
whose name is J. N. Searls, has, as we think,
for the purpose of making evidence to sustain
a civil suit in which he was attorney, against
Col C. W. Farrington, of this city, who had been
engaged in the Star churn business, attempted
to get him indicted by the grand jury of Dako
ta county for obtaining property under false
pretenses, and has utterly failed in his attempt
after bringing to bear all the influence he had
The grand jury not only dismissed his applica
tion for an indictment, but unanimously en
dorsed Col. Farrington in his business transac
tions upon which the indictment was intended
to be procured. Last June this same Searls,
who had a hearing as county attorney before
the grand jury of that county, quietly pro
cured an indictment on the Same charge
against the colonel, and like an honest man he
stood his trial and was acquitted by a jury of
twelve menthey not leaving their seatn
to bring in a verdict of not
guilty. When an officer like a
county attorney prostitutes his official position
to accomplish his own private ends, and calls
to his assistance for that purpose the pojver of
the State, and requires the county to pay the
expenses (which in this case could not be less
than $1,200), it is time that the people of his
county secure some other person to look after
Minneapolis, Jan. 25, 1S79.
J. G. C. Lee, U. 8. A., at the Metropolitan.
H. W. Stone, Esq., Benson, at the Metropoli
G. Roosen, Esq., of Stillwater, at Upman's
C. A. Ruffee, Esq., White Earth Indian
agency, at the Merchants.
Mr. S. N. Aspinwall, Foster House, Hastings,
was in the city yesterday.
C. G. McCulloch, Chicago, and James M.
Brown are registered at the International.
The following were among the arrivals at
Dpman's hotel yesterday: John Kerler, Mil
waukee F. A. Schaefer, Niles C. H. Freiber
ger, Rockford G. Roosen, Stillwater Matthew
Becker, Winona A. L. Fitch, Brainerd.
The following were among the arrivals at the
Warren house yesterday: E B. O'Brien, Chi
cago J. A. Donivan, St. & P. R. R. A. B.
Fisher, Vermont W. G. Hendrickson, Lake
Como Harry Watson, Joseph Oliver, Winni
The following were among the arrivals at the
Clarendon hotel yesterday: J. O. Wanoig,
Litchfield C. E. Dickenson, W. Cheney, Min
neapolis C. H. Taylor, M. D., Chicago John
C. Miller, Baraboo, Wis. C. Green, St. Paul:
E. Perry, New York.
The following were among the arrivals at the
Metropolitan hotel yesterday: W. Akin
New York T. F. Lewis, Chicago W. H. Stone)
Benson W. D. Washburn, Minneapolis H. B.
Willis, Winnepeg J. G. C. Lee and wife, U. S.
A. Carl Schmidt, New York Frank Washburn,
Chicago James L. Fisk, White Bear G. E.
Bowd, Chicago C. N. Miner, Racine.
The following were among the arrivals at the
Sherman house yesterday: C. E. Dickinson, Du
buque, Iowa H. R. Knapp, Chicago, HI. A.
Fitton, St, Louis, Mo. W. H. Rippley, Ot
tumwa, la. H. Hanley, North Adams,
Mass. J. W. Johnson, of the firm of Johnson,
Rocan Co., Winnipeg W. B. S. Higgins,
Montana Nick Kovits, Fargo O. M. Gunnell,
Rock Island, 111. Ward, Winnipeg.
For the convenience of working men, the
county Treasurer's office will be kept open on
Monday evenings nntil 7 o'clock.
H. M. KICK, County Treasurer.
A large lot of carpets of all grades will be
sold at auction at the Chambers gala
WE ART WORRY.
One More Da in the Frank-Burke Case,
With Frank Behind the Stove.
The curtain rose yesterday in Judge Wilkin's
court on another act of the interminable drama
entitled The Merchant of St. Paul. A resume of
the playin dead earnest, may, with some de
gree as a reminder, be profitable. Act I, scene
laid in St. Paul Frank arrested. Act II,
scene laid in Hudson Frank released. Act III,
a shifting, cars in motion Frank re-arrested.
Act IV, scene laid in Hastings Burke arrested,
Frank released. Act V, scene laid in St. Paul
Burke released, Frank re-re-arrested. And the
curtain yesterday rose upon Burke in the act
of making a return to the papers in
tended to rc-ie-release Frank. Messrs.
Clough and Rogers appeared for Burke,
and Mr. C. O'Brien was armed with author
lties for Frank.
Respondent Burke, by his attorneys, made
return to the court, in substance declining to
bring the body of Frank into court and deny
ing the jurisdiction of the court in the matter,
claiming that he was acting under the laws of
the United States, and that the United States
courts had sole and exclusive jurisdiction.
This presentment was vigoiously combated
by Mr. C. D. O'Brien.
Mr. Clough replied at length, quoted from
the laws, cited opinions from the courts, and
concluded by adhering and contending for the
exclusive right of the federal courts to adjudi
cate in the premises.
Mr. Rogers followed in the same vein. He
contended that Burke was acting under the
laws of the United States. And in that he was
so acting, he was an officer of the United States
government, "or any other person" contem
plated under section 2 of the law of 1793 rela
tive to fugitives from justice. If he were acting
solely under the authority of the Governor or
laws of Minnesota he could be circumscribed
by the boundaries of the State, and once with
out its confines he and his prisoner would be
come the prey of any or every State court
through which he might pass. The war
rant for Frank's arrest once in his hands and
executed, he became enveloped in the impreg
nable panoply of the power of the United
States. He was "empowered" by the United
States alone "to transport" his prisoner. A
prisoner once in charge of an
officer under circumstances like these
arising from regular proceedings and according
to lawful process, had no remedy but from a
United States court. Counsel referred to a
decision of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney in
support of his position.
Both Mr. Clough and Mr. Rogers contended
for this principle, enunciated above, but dis
avowed any intention of bringing about any
conflict of jurisdiction. But acted advisedly
and with a sense of duty to a higher power
than that possessed by the court, and at the
same time disclaiming any thing but the high
est respect for the court, in which they professed
to be unsurpassed by no one practicing at the
Mr. O'Brien replied, and contended that op
posing counsel were in error. The Governor
of Minnesota had granted the warrant to
Burke his action was ministerial he was a
State officer, and ail his acts were subject to
review by the courts of the State. He claimed
the court had the right in lawquoted authori
tiesto inquire into Frank's detention. He
insisted that respondent be made to produce
the body of Frank in court.
The upshot of the argument was that the
court, after some expressed hesitation, ordered
that Frank's body be brought into court.
Meanwhile Frank had been sitting behind the
big coal stove all the time.
Just previous to making the order, the court
prefaced it by stating he could not assume that
the State courts had no right to make inquiry
that the United States courts had
the exclusive jurisdictions in cases
mentioned by counsel (Mr. Rogers).
If this were so, residants remote from United
States courts would frequently be subjected to
hardships and be solely without remedy. True,
in one sense Burke was acting under the United
States laws, but their provisions were enforced
by the Governor, a State officer, who was not
amenable to the United States government or
in any federal court for a mistaken or unfaith
ful discharge of his duty in this respect.
Mr. O'Brien got up here and indulged in a
little heated oratory. He wanted attachments
issued for the respondent and his attorneys.
The court observed, he'd make his order,
and if that were not obeyed, attachments
The order was handed over to Mr. Clough.
He made response in writing, submitting under
protest to the superior power of the court.
Then Frank came out from behind the stove.
Mr. O'Brien asked that Frank be admitted
The court disposed of him by giving him
into the custody of Sheriff King. After some
more rambling shots, it was decided to hear
the argument to-morrow at 2 o'clock p. ar.
The Annual Meeting of the Ramsey
County OrganizationA Fair Next Sep
The annual meeting of the Ramsey County
Agricultural society was held at the old court
house yesterday forenoon, President Lorenzo
Hoyt in the chair.
The annual report of the treasurer was first
submitted, from which were obtained the fol
lowing, facts: Total receipts for the year end
ing Janusry 1st. 1879, $281.81 total disburse
ments for the same period, $264.50 balance
on hand, $17.21.
Mr. D. A. J. Baker moved that the sum of
$10 be donated to the secretary, the same to be
accepted as a slight token of the creditable
manner in which* the functions of that oner
ous office had been performed. Carried. After
thanking the society Mr. Brigham turned the
money over to the general fund of the treasury.
The meeting then proceeded to the election
of officers for the ensuing year, which resulted
in the unanimous choice of the following
named gentlemen: President, Lorenzo Hoyt,
of Rose vice-president, Samuel Deenng, St.
Paul treasurer, W. E. Brimhall, Reserve sec
retary, E. Brigham, McLean. Executive
committee: Chairman. R. Knaphide, Reserve
H. J. Brainard, New Canada W. G. Hendrick
son, Rose Daniel Getty, White Bear Samuel
A committee of three, composed of W. G.
Hendrickson, Samuel Deering and Lorenzo
Hoyt. as a member de facto, were appointed as
delegates to the annual meeting of the State
Mr. D. A. J. Baker offered the following res
olution, which was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of five be ap
pointed by the chair to confer and co-operate
with a corresponding committee from Henne
pin county to canvass views with the State Ag
ricultural society for a permanent location of
a fair ground for the ute of the State Agricul
The following were appointed by the chair to
serve as such a committee: D. A. Baker, D.
H. Hunt, Peter Bohland, W. G. Hendrickson,
and H. J. Brainard.
Mr. Truman M. Smith offered the following
resolution, which was concurred in:
Resolved, That a fair be held on or about
September 1st said fair to be held in con
junction with the State fair, or otherwise, as
may hereafter be determined, and that, in the
event of its being a county fair, the German
Agricultural society, of Ramsey county, be in
vited to co-operate.
There being no other business before the
meeting, an inclination was manifested on the
part of several members, to discuss Bill King's
duplicity in connection with previous fairs,
together with the propriety of ruling him out,
which was unfortunately nipped in the bud by
a motion to adjourn, which being carried, the
Mnsical Society Concert.
The sixty-second concert of the St. Paul
Musical society will take place at the Opera
house, on Tuesday evening, on which occasion
Miss Gilbertie Davidson, whose debut a few
weeks ago elicited such general and favorable
comment, will appear in a leading soprano
part. Mr. W. L. Anderson, our noted basso,
will also take part, and the full chorus and
orehestra of the society (Seibert's) will con
tribute their share to the enjoyment of the
evening. Prof. Seibert has spared no pains in
the rehearsals of his orchestra, and promisee to
outdo himself in the quality of the music he
will furnish. The concert will be a success of
more than ordinary magnitude.
Proposition to Utilize Como Park by Turn
ing I Into a Stock Yard.
A meeting of the council committee on.
legislation was held yesterday afternoon, Aid.
Rhodes in the chair. Present: Aid. Allen,
McCarthy, Grace, Belote, City Attorney Murray
and Comptroller Roche.
The chair called the attention of those pres
ent to section 19 of the annual report of the
board of education for the year 1876, having
reference to the limiting power of the board
to borrow motfey. The speaker said that
certain members of the board had objected
to the action -of the commit*e
at the last meeting (as reported in the GLOI K)
limiting the borrowing power of the board to
$10,000, on the grounds that the amount es
tablished a dangerous precedent. Mr. Marrav
stated that the clause referred to in the report
had no material effect on the proposed amend
ment, and after further discussion the matter
was allowed to remain as previeusly reported.
The question of extra clerk hire for the office
of the board of public works was next taken
up for consideration. Aid. Rhodes and Allen
spoke in favor of the council having the sole
right to designate what extra help was neces
sary for that department. It was moved and
seconded that the council should hereafter reg
ulate the matter of clerk hire.
Aid. Allen moved that the council be author
ized to renew the privilege granted last year of
expending the remainder of the $10,000 appro
priated, and what further amount was neces
sary, for the improvement of roads outside of
the city limits. Carried.
Mr. Murray submitted the following resolu
Resolved, Sec. 1. That the common council of
the city of St. Paul is hereby authorized and
empowered to plat and divide into lots and
blocks of suitable size, for purposes herein
after named, the property situated in the city
of St. Paul known as Como park, and to lease
the same for a term not exceeding fifty years,
at a nominal r*nt, for stock yards, machine
shops and manufacturing purposes, and for no
other purposes whatever. Sec. 2. Each of said
leases as aforesaid, to be valid, shall contain
a proviso that in case the property
shall be used for any other purpose
than that expressed in said lease, it should
then ceae to be used, as in that event said
lease shall be absolutely void. Sec. 3. The
common council is hereby authorized and em
powered to purchase the neccessary land for
right of way and approaches from the track of
the St. Paul & Pacific railroad to said park
Aid. AUen made a forcible speech in favor of
the proposed scheme, making special mention
of the feature looking to the establishment of
stock yards on the grounds. The alderman
spoke of the rapid extension of the Northern
Pacific railroad to the grazing country of the
Yellowstone, stating that if St. Paul put forth
no inducements to have the stock centralized
here, it would seek a market elsewhere.
Mr. Murray and Aid. Rhodes advanced favor
able opinions on the scheme, it being the
opinion of the former that if sufficient induce
ments were offered to the manufacturing,
speculative, industrial and producing classes,
the city would rapidly grow in wealthand pop^
Aid. McCarthy wanted to know if the coun
cil would have tho power to regulate it.
City Attorney Murray explained that the
council would have the sole right to make such
regulations, from time to time, as it thought
Aid. McCarthy said that event the bill
would meet with his hearty endorsement.
Aid. Grace also spoke in favor of the bill,
after which it was decided to defer further con
sideration of the subject until the next regular
It may be stated en passant that Mr. Murray
has taken a laudable interest in securing the
adoption of the bill, the impression being that
it was originally fathered by Senator Gilfillan,
the efforts of these gentlemen being ably sec
onded by Aid. Allen.
A delegation from the Sixth Ward composed
of ra-Ald. Wood, Mr. E. Langenvin, Capt.
James Starkey, and T. J. Coney, waited on
the committee for the purpose of conferring ia
respect to the construction of a new levee on
the west side of the river. Ex-Ali. Wood ex
plained the object of the visit as above stated,
urgisg the necessity of immediate action.
City Attorney Murray produced a plan of the
proposed improvement, which had been drawn
up in 1876. The plan exhibited the line as
marked out by a previous survey, in addition
to which was indicated the property that would
come under condemnation.
A brief discussion ensued, when several al
dermen expressed themselves as unprepared to
give an opinion, when consideration of the
matter was made the subject of a special meet
ing to be held on Tuesday evening at 7:30
o'clock. The meeting then adjourned.
Stradella at the Athenaeum.
Our citizens will have a rare treat on Mon
day evening, when Flowtow's romantic opera,
Alessandro Stradella will be present at the
Athenaeum by the entire strength of the Msen
nerchor and ladies' chorus of the German socie
ty, assisted by Mr. Julius Hunnemann. The
opera has been in rehearsal for several weeks,
and all the artists who are to take part are fully
up in the roles they will assume. Past expe
rience has shown that whatever the German
society undertakes to do it does well, and we
are convinced that this will be no exception.
The Athenaeum will be to small to contain all
who will flock to witness the opera. Following
is the cast:
Alessandro Stradella, renowned
singer (tenor) Mr. Julius Hunnemann
Bassi, a rich Venetian (tass)..Mr. P. Gieson
Leonore, his ward (soprano), Miss Emma Faber
Malvolio, l: ,(baritone), Mr. Otto Dreher
Barbarino (tenor)... Mr. Frank Werner
Pupils of Stradella, maskers, servants, Roman
peasants, patricians, etc.
Our Scotch friends held the anniversary of
the immortal poet on Friday, 24tb, in the Vic
toria club-room, which was festooned with flags
and evergreens, along with a likeness of the
poet. Scottish airs were played by a quartette,
first and second violin, flute and trombone.
Supper *a served at 10 o'clock, and took the
laddies a little by surprise, especially the
Fair fa' yer oncst lousie face.
Great chieftain o' the puddin' race
Aboon them a' ye tak yer place,
Pannch, tripe and thairm.
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.
After a bountiful repast, speeches, songs and
recitations were kept up until the wee short
hours ahint the twal.
A Second Columbus.
To the Editor of the Globe.
Billy Marshall, railroad commissioner, teUs
the stolid legislature that he is no fifty cent
dentist. Marshall is entitled, personally, to
full credit for that profound discovery.
Piano s, Pianos, Pianos.
Only two of those splendid Mathushek pianos
left at Bingham & McWilliams', 76} Waba
shaw street. See advertisement on last page.
P. T. Kavanagh, commission auctioneer, has
charge of the sale of the M. E. Chambers stock.
DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN.
OFFI CE OF OBSEBVATION, SIGNAL COBPS, U. S. A.
INGEBSOLL BLOCK, THI BD STBEET,
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
Meteorological Record, Jan. 25, 1879, 9:56 p. u.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 30.28
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar, Ther. ReLHum. Wind. Weather.
30.314 24.5 76.7 NW. Fair.
Amonnt of rainfall or melted snow, 00
maxim am thermometer, 35 minimum ther
Sergeant Signal Corps. U. S.