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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OPFIOrLCIA JOURNAL JOF THE STATE OF LO0WIsIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORtLEANS.
VOL. III-NO. 155. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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TIlE EASTERN QUESTION.
WITH LORD SALISB|UBY.
Invitations To Be Issued for a Congress
to Modify the Treaty of ParIs.
L oNDo., May 24-It is believed that Count
f chouvalof's interview with Lord Salisbury
has been satisfactory. It is expected, as a re
sult of that interview, that Lord Salisbury
will Inform Parliament that the invitations
have been issued to the signatory powers for
the congress to meet in Baden-Baden, to con
sider what modifications to the treaty of
Paris are necessary thus avoiding the neces
sity of Russia submitting to the congress the
ban Stefano treaty.
The Russian Officers Reticent - Vessels
NEW YoRK, May 24.--The Russian officers
in this city have been very particular re
cently that their movements should not be
come known to the public. A few days ago
some Russian representatives called at the
K Bureau Veritas and obtained a list of steam
ers which they thought might be suitable for
privateers, and also a description of them
with their record for speed. They do not pay
attention to any vessel unless it is capable of
making from thirteen to fifteen knots per
hour. It is stated that the Russlans inspected
the steamships City of Savannah and City of
Washington, both new vessels, purchase price
Canada Alive to the Peosiblltles of War
Review of the Dominion Military.
LONDON, Ont., May 24.--The possibility of
trouble between England and Rtussia, and the
recent rumors of Fenlan incursions, has stirred
up the militia in Canada who have not been
cemented together or drawn out since the
Fenian raid some years ago. The present
crisis has made the military authorities here
decide upon concentrating the principal mili
tary corps of the Dominion in this city to
have a grand review or military display.
Lord Dutferin, Sir Selby Smythe and other
military authorities in Toronto, Ottawa and
Quebec have partially seconded the proposi
tion, and to-day the city is alive with soldiers.
Russlan Agents-They Break Out in a
VTaIRGNA CITY, May 24.-Two secret agents
of the Russian government are in this city to
furnish the letters of marque to a privateer,
the crew of which is to be raised here, and the
vessel is to sail from San Francisco.
Russians Negotiating the Purchase of a
PHILADELPHIA, May 24.-It is rumored
that Russian agents are negotiating for the
purchase of the steamship City of Para, re
cently constructed at Locke's shipyard for
the new line between New York and Brazil.
The price asked is between $500,001) and
Defeat of Lord Hartlngton's Resolution.
LONDON May 24.---The majority in the
House of Commons last night against
Lord Hartington's resolution that no
forces be raised or kept by the crown in time
of peace within India without the sanction of
Parliament, was nearly double. The figures
conceded by the opposition, all of whose esti
mates placed the government's majority at
sixty or seventy. The Times, in its leading
editorial article, referring to this, says: This
was because the debate brought out clearly
the fact that the real issue was approval or
condemnation of the government's policy in
utilizing Indian troops. The resolution was
properly considered in its bearing on the con
duct of the government at a great political
crisis and in that light overwhelmingly de
The Thomas-Elliott Rowing Race.
NEW YORK, May 24.--Advices from London
by mail state that the boat race for £200 and
the championship, between Henry Thomas
and William Elliott, came off recently on the
Thames, the course being from Putney to
Mortlake. Elliott won easily. Time-23
minutes 36 seconds. Elliott is matched to
row Higins on June 3 for £400, and if suc
cessful In this race, he will be sent to Amer
iea to row Hanlon, of Toronto, Gran Morris,
of Pittsburg, Chas. Courtney or any other
man in the United States or British colonies.
The Shah Entertained at at. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 24.--The Shah of Per
sia is here. He drove by the side of the Czar
in open carriage to the Winter Palace. The
Shah will remain till Wednesday.
lismarek Takes Water on His Appeal to
LoNboN, May 24.-A dispatch from Berlin
says as anticipated yesterlay, the govern
ment has not pledged itself to appeal to the
country, in the event of a defeat on the Social
1st bill, and all intention to dissolve Parlia
ment is now denied. The" debate yesterday
brought into startling prominence the fact
that against the government on this measure
there would be an alliance of the Catholics,
Nationals, Liberals and Advanced Liberals
with the Socialists. The Nationals and Ad
vanced Liberals are ato some extent pervaded
with Sociali4tic opinions. The Ca tholics
would vote against the government on this
measure, purely in the interests of free
speech, and to show Prince Bismarck his
error in alienating their support.
The Barcelona Insurrectlon the Work of
LONDON, May 24.-It is stated at the
Spanish Legation here that the riot at Bar
celona had more of a socialistic than a po
Iltical origin. Barcelona has long been the
home of a large number of Internationalists
and Communists, who occasionally give the
authorities much trouble. The riot there
yesterday was instigated by them. The
small disturbances in the provinces are un
derstood to have been gotten up by com
Sale of the Laurent Gallery.
PARIS, May 24.-The sale of the celebrated
collection of paintings belonging to M. Lau
rent Richard, the well known and wealthy
tailor, commenced yesterday before a large
audience at the Hotel Drouat. The approach
ing sale of this collection has been for weeks
the talk of the Parisian art world. The im
portance of the present collection can be es
timated, when it is stated that among mod
ern pictures are nineteen Bousseaus, twelve
Diazs, five Carots, five Dupres, ten Milets,
eight I)elacroix, five Trajons, three from En
tins, three Itoibets, four Tassaerts, and ex
amples of Meissonler. Corbel., Coutoure,
Daubigny Jacques and Pettenkofen.
Of the older painters there are examples of
Young, Crome, Frayonard, Jean Vangoyen,
Greuze, Van Derneer, Guadi, Prudhomme,
Sir Henry RIalbuern and David Thorniers.
The combination among amateurs and deal
ers made a brisk sale, and drew together a
representative gathering in person or by
agents, all the principal collectors and buyers
in Europe and America. Fair prices were
CENTR iL AMERICA.
The Panama Ship Canal Con ract ilgned.
PANAMA, May 24.-The contract for the
opening of an inter-oceanic ship canal across
the Colombian territory was signed at Bogota
on the twenty-third of March last. The con
tract was drawn up by Secretary of the Into
rior Salgaron, on the part of the United States
of Colombia, and Lucien N. B. Wise, chief of
Scientific Exploring Exp ,dition, to whom the
contract is awarded. The con.slsion of the
canal contract Is for ninety-nine years, at the
expiration of which time the canal, with all
appurtenances, is to be conceded to the Co
lombian government. The stipulated time
for constructing.the canal is twelve years
from the time of organization of the compan y,
but the executive power is authorized to grant,
If necessary, a further maximum term of six
The necessary studies of the ground and
route for the canal shall be marde at
the expense of contractors by an interna
tional commission of engineers. The ca)m
pany will be allowed a period of two years to
form a universal stock company, which
must be determined at the latest in .:l3. The
canal must have the length, depth and all
other conditions necessary, in order thatsail
ing vessels and steamers 140 metres long,
a maximum beam of sixteen metres, and
drawing eight metres of water, shall. with
lowered topmasts be able to pass. Twelve
months from the time of selecting the locali
tyof starting the canal the company imuist
deposit the sum of 750,000 francs as security
for the execution of the work.
WARIINrTON, May 25, 1 a. m.-- Indications
For the South Atlantic and Eastern Gulf
States falling and stationary, followed by
rising barometer, nearly stationary tempeora
ture, southerly to westerly winds, clear or
partly cloudy weather, and in the former oc
For the Western Gulf States nearly station
ary temperature and pressure, southwest to
southeast winds, clearing or partly cloudy
weather, and possibly in Western Texas oc
Terrific ltorm Near Chicago.
CfTrrCAO., May 24.---The heat in this city
last evening was intense and many antici
pated a hurricane, but Chicago escaped with
only a little wind and a slight fall of rain.
Not so the suburbs. A most terrific storm
struck the farm of Wm. Brun, a German,
about three miles south of the village of
Barrington. The storm cloud was observed
first by Henry Stofel, the hired man, who was
at work near the house, advancing from the
southwest bounding over the ground, ac
companied by an almost indescribable noise.
When it got within about 200 yards of the
farm house, It struck the ground with a deaf
enine noise and seemed to rest there for a
moment. It then rose in the air about fifty
feet, carrying with it a mass of earth,
trees, sticks and debris, and as it ap
proached the house it again descended, strik
ing the side of the building and literally hlit
ing it up and whirling it over, tearing it to
pieces and scattering it in every direction.
The work of destruction took place in the air
at the height of about 150 feet.
Stofel ran towards the house when he saw
the storm coming taking with him the little
son of Mr. Brun, but the tornado struck him
about ten rods from the house, throwing him
and the boy in opposite directions. He struck
the ground about thirty feet distant on his
back and lay there stunned for a few minutes.
The first thing he saw was the house going
up and he was obliged to hang on to thegrass
with might and main to keep from being
sucked into the vortex of the storm.
It was over in a few minutes, and he got up
to see what had become of Mrs. Brun and
the children. The boy, who was with him, he
picked up alive in a lot a short distance away,
and In a pasture about one hundred rods off,
one of the little girls was found, with her
head torn from her shoulders, and her cloth
ing entirely stripped from her body, which
was fearfully disfigured. The other little
girl was found in the yard, lifeless, where
both children were playing when the storm
struck. Nearly every bone in the little one's
body was broken. Mrs. Brun was found
(lead about fifty rods in a northeast direction
from the house. She is supposed to have
been alone in the house at the moment the
storm struck it and consequently was carried
up with it and must have suffered a fearful
death. Mr. BIrun was at Plane Grove, about
four miles distant, when the storm arose, and
seeing the direction it took, started with all
speed for home, but was met halfway by
neighbors, who broke to him the sorrowful
tale of his loss. The grief of the strong man
was heartrending, as he wert hither and
thither through the ruins, calling for his wife
and babes. The surviving child lies in a crit
ical condition, and it is doubtful if it lives.
The hired man is also badly bruised.
After the storm left the Brun farm it struck
the barn of Henry Myers and demolishled it
instantly. The barn of H. Mundhenke, ad
joining that of Myers, was lifted from its
foundation and carried some distance away,
damaging it slightly. After leaving this
locality it crosssd Salt creek, scooping up the
mud and bushes which were deposited in the
outskirts of Barrington to the depth of sev
eral inches. As it neared the village it was
seen to lift up and passover in a northeasterly
direction without doing any further damage.
In several places where the storm struck the
ground, it would take earth and everything
in its path, leaving a great hole from 150 to
300 feet square.
Ravages of the Illinois Tornado.
QUINCY, Ill., May 24.--Reports from the
tornado which struck the bluffs about six
miles south of here, passing in a northeasterly
direction, are coming in from different points.
The most serious damage was southeast of
Clayton, where numerous houses and barns
were blown down, horses and cattle killed
and a Aumber of persons injured. The house
and log barn of Mr. Biddlestein, six miles
southwest of here, as well as his orchard and
Sfarm, were riddled. How many lives were
lost, if any, is not yet known. Three persons
south of Maunds, in Brown county, are said
to be fatally injured.
BALTIMORE, May 24.-The Pimlico races
have been postponed to-day on account of the
IIEMi'EN ,I 1STIC E.
HANGING OF JEMSE WALKER AT FAR
For the Murder of Violet Slmmon-
Walker Dlem Proclaiming His
[XDpecal to the Democrat.)
FAtMERVILrE, May 24. - 'The sheriff of this
parish has just inflicted the death penalty
º upon Jesse Walker, colored, for the murder of
Ia colored girl named Violet 8lmmons, on the
nineteenth of January last. He was tried
and convicted in April, having able counsel to
The accused and his victim lived on the
plantation of John Simmons of this parish.
who had sent her to an adljoIining place, and
Walker awaited her return, according to the
f evidence, and after beating her head into a
jelly, drove a knife blade into her forchead
with a stick. The body was soon found. lie
was arrested and confessed his crime, but be
for!e his trial retracted the confession, but it.
was admitted upon the trial. IHe has ever
Ssince' persistently assertld his innocence, even
upon the scaffold, to the moment of his d(eath.
lie has had the counllsel and the prayers of
several ministers since the day of execution
was announced, and upon the seafforld lie
' thanked them and the sheriff and jailer for
their kindness shown him during his impris
Early this morning people behgan to as
semble in great numbe,'rs, the piroporltion of
Sspectators being largely in favor of the col
P ored people. Ils. family and friends werte
t permitted to visit, him in his cell, and at 12::30
- o'clock the sheri f, assisted by a strong guard.
a pro('ex.ldl to escort the prisoner to the seaf
fold, where about 3000 people had assembled.
The prisoner ascenthl the s.Iaffold with the
. sheriff, where Rev. Mr. Britt offiered a prayer
IIo then addriessed the crowd, diclaring his
- innomenc, of thet murder chargedl; said that
- he had had a fair trial and ab,l coulnsel, but
that his Ihxl wias upon thei hands of the
jury who tried him. lie catllid upon Irince
I Jones, a colored boy, to pray for hirm, who
-sent up a pathetic andi stirring apipal in his
The cap was then drawin, the rop(,e adtjultild,
the stairway cut, the drop flell, and the' poor
t mortal was left dangling In thei air.
After a lapse of flftoen minutes i)r. S. L.
l'ost pronounc'd life extinet., and his bioly
was lowered and turnetd over to his relatives.
The prisoner wits about twenty-two years
s old, of strong ph ysique, goiol slense and strong
will, and during the time he was on the scaf
fold never winced nor showed the least agi
tation; showing himself capable oif comm it
r ting any 'rime.
This is the first excution that has ieeurred
in Union parish in twenty yiears, andi may it.
bH' the last. W. It. It.
WAsrINOTON, Mav24. Mr. Burnside, from
the Committee on Education and Labor, re
ported adversely the House bill to enforce the
eight hour law.
Mr. Thurman presented a memorial of 11(0)
citizens of Rhode Island. asking not to be dis
franchised on aceountof foreign birth or want
of freehold. Referred to Committee on Privi
leges and Elections.
Mr. Edmunds, from the select committee
on the presidential qu(,stion, submitted a bill
to amend title 1 chapter :i. in relation to the
election of President and Vie-, President.
Mr. Thurman gave notice of a minority re
Mr. Davis, of Illinois, from the .Judiciary
Committee, reported a bill to provide for an
additional judge in the Second Indiana Circuit
On motion of Mr. Bayard the House bill to
admit works of art for exhibition and not for
sale, was taken up, amended and passed.
At the expiration of the morning hour con
sideration of the District of Columbia gov
ernment bill was resumed and was continued
without any important amend(ments being
madle, untit4:30 p. in., when on motion of Mr.
Sargent an executive session was held, and
when the doors were again opened, the Senate
In the House committees were called for
reports of a private nature, mainly for re
ference to the private calendar.
At the close of tie morning hour the House
went into committee of the whole on the
army appropriation bill.
An effort was made to strike out the sec
tion reorganizing the bureau of military jus
tice, but failed after a long discussion.
The section of the bill authorizing a com
mission on army reorganization was amend
ed by including the Secretary of War and
chief of engineers with three major generals,
and the section was then adopted.
Mr. Hale made the point of order against
section 13, which authorized the President to
retire officers who apply on or before .Janu
uary 1 next, on the ground that it was new
Mr. Hewitt would not contest the point of
order on this, but he wanted the country to
know that the gentleman from Maine pre
vented this reduction of expenditures.
Mr. Hale did not want these officers re
tired and thrown upon the world.
fThe point of order was sustained.
Mr. Hale also made the point of order on
section 14, which directed commanding offi
cers of military and geographical divisions
to report officers who were unfit for service,
directing the Secretary of War to appoint a
board to report on their cases, and directing
that they be mustered out after a hearing.
The Chair sustained the point of order.
Mr. Hewitt altered the section and offered
it again in a way that he hoped would not be
obnoxious to the point of order, but the
Chair tMr. Springer, still ruled it out, on the
ground that it was new legislation, and did
not show a reduction of expenses.
After repeated Unsuccessful efforts to get
the section in such a shape that it could be
ruled in order, Mr. Hewitt moved that the
The Republicans resisted the motion, and
on a division there were 84 yeas and 99
Tellers were demanded, and the motion
was successful by a vote of 97 to 92.
The committee then rose, and the House at
4:05 p. m. adjourned until to-morrow.
AMONG THE COMMITTEES.
A New Territory.
WASHINGTON, May 24.-The House Com
mittee on Indian Affairs to-day agreed to the
bill establishing the Territory of Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON, May 24.-The House Judi
ciary Committee to-day referred the articles
of impeachment, preferred by the Committee
on Expenditures in the State Department
against O. B. Bradford, late vice-consul gen
eral at Shanghai, to Gen. Butler for report.
The Je n.y Contraet.
WaswmoTroN, May 24.-The House Com
merce Committee heard argument by Capt.
Eelds In favor of the bill making c(hangea in
the time of payments for the Improvements
of the Mississippi jetties.
The Norfolk Navy Yard.
WASHTINTON, May 24.-The House Naval
Committee to-day adopted a resolution invit
ing the attentlon of the Appropriation Com
mittee to the report of the Secretary of the
Navy. recommending an appropriation of
$125,e.i) for the Norfolk Navy Yard.
Texas Paelfle Railroad.
WA.RHTNOTON, May 24.--The Senate Com
mittee on Railroads this morning heard Sen
ator Johnson In favor of his Texas Pacificle
Railroad bill, which he said gave one hundred
more miles of road than was provided for by
the Senate bill and could be built cheaper
than was provided for in that bill. The coin
mittee decided not to hear any further oral
remarks this session, which cuts out the re
que st of (ov. Brown, who desires to argue in
favor of the Scott bill.
Edmunds' Electoral Count Bill.
WASHINOTON, May 24. The mlain feature
of the bill reported in the Senate by Mr. Ed
nmnds to-day on the subject of electoral Votes
for President and Vice President, is a pro
vision that no electoral vote from any State
from which but one return has ieen received
shall be rejectedl, except by the affirmative
vote of both houses of Congress, and that In
case more than one return is received from
any State', the votes only shall be counted of
those electors whtse title as electors the two
houses, acting separately, shall concurrently
decide to be siupIrted by the decision of the
lawful tribunal of such State, provided for by
Deftructive Fire-- everal Hilled and a
It I.'rrolwl), Conn., May 24. At 1 ::a co'clock
this morning a fire broke out in the building
oclcupiede by the Novelty Weaving and Braid
ing Works on Market street In this ci. y. The
roof of a building auljoining the works, on
which several firemen were at work, gave
way and six mrntn were burled in the ruins.
The following are the names of the firemen
killed anll weundee : Daniel CamIp, died while
being taken to the hospital;, Daulel Harper,
badly, still In the ruins; John Parker, leg
brok'en, head billy cut and intbrn.lly in
jured, will probably die; Giosdricsh, Newell,
Welch, May anti Fauseh, all more or Iuts
injurtel, ,ne at least seriously.
At 3 a. mn. the fire was under control; loss
$75,O(i2 . The fire' was discovered on the third
flowr of Kahn's large block on Market street.
Whe'n first disceovered it was licateel on the
second and third floors at the northern end of
the bleo'k, at a point whe're It was difficult for
tihe firemen to work. Could they havedirecbd
their eTfforts tio this point, the fire c iild have
een subdulled with small loss, but as it was
water could be thrown only upon the front of
the building. laldders were plaeitdl In front
and a party of flreremn mountexl to the roof o
a wooden building adjoiining, where they were
ahileo o throw witer directly upon the flames
through the windows. While in this position
tihe flames, which were burnning furiously,
hald envIlopedl the upper part of the building
and reached some inllamf ible naterial on the
upper floor, and burst out of the roof with an
Intense whtite flame. An explosion followe.l,
carrying away a portion of the north of the
block, and the coping and cornices of the
The falling ruins were seen to crush and
bury the party of firemen who were at. work
on the side roof and those on the laddelrs in
The work of rescue was commencedl at
once'. A ge'neral alarm had meanwhile been
solundi l and the fire was soon subduedl. be'ing
conlined to the building where it originatef.
The d(lead and woundedu, as fast as found,
werl'e, carrierd tae the stat.lon-house. Those
badly hurt were carried to the hospital anti
those slightly injured sent Iome. The body
of Chas. E. Harper was this morning recov
ered from the ruins. John Parker, previous
ly reportedl badly injured, has since died..
There were. a numberof others who sustaihined
the building was recently purchased by
Sarn'l Ke(esler, who manufactured silk braids,
etc., under the, namne of the Novelty Weaving
and Braiding Works. His loss is s$6,0(XI; in
surance $4J,4Mc,. Strelbb &. Co., furniture', first
tlir, lose $15,0(0); no insurance. S. Duffy,
saloon, $25r9( ; insured for $540). Sherman &
Co. lose $400X); insared for $1500. Richard
Jahselyn, sash and blind shop in the wooden
buildinig adljoining, badly damaged by the
fallen walls. The origin of the fire is unknown.
The Plymouth Bethel sicandal.
BRooKLYN, May 241. --It, is said to-day that
there Is a prospect that the Plymouith Bethel
case will be brought into the tolurts. A re
porter called at No. 25'9 High street and saw
Mrs. Kettell and her mother and brother.
Mrs. Kettell refused to say anything e'xce'pt
in the presence of her brother, and he, by way
of preface, said that It was simply money,
power and influence on the one side against
poverty and obscurity on the other.
He producedl the statements made by him
self and his sister before the committee on
teachers, both of which contain very grave
charges of immorality against Mr. Smith.
He, was bitter against Plymouth Church and
against Mr. Smith, and said, among other
things, that Smith had said. in his house,
that he believed Beecher guilty, but did not
dare to say so, as it would cost him iis place
in the Bethel.
Mrs. Kettell among her allegations, says
that Smith took her to Staten Island, whe-re
they indulged in tbeer together, andi Smith
told her that he loved her. She also saw him
at the Central Park, where, lie said, he had
drank whisky while waiting for her, remark
ing also that it was d-d poor stuff. She al
leges that they wandered about until they
got lost, and then he embraced and kissel
her and askedl her to leave her friends. She
declare's that he said he wished that he would
die, at times, when he thought of the life, ie
was living, toward his wife.
While on Staten Island Mr. Smith and
Mrs. Kettell went to a restaurant, and, at
his request, drank a glass of ale. He pressedl
her te, take a second glass, but she refused,
and he took one himself alone, remarking
that he would not have a chance in Brooklyn.
Hle then asked the landlord for a private
room, and the latter replied that he had no
room except one with a bed in it. Smith said
that that would do, but the landllord refu.sed,
and Smith seemed to like it. They went
a'way, and stopped in a candy store and had
some candy, anti afterward stopped in a lagKer
beer saloon and had some lager, only part of
which she drank.
Again Smith asked for a private room, and
was shown one in which there was a lounge.
She was tired, and reclined on the lounge, re
marking that she was sleepy, and Smith be
gan to kiss and caress her.
The Rev. Frank L. Smith is about thirty
five years of age. He prays in Plymouth
Church and is conspicuous in temperance and
religious meetings, is a sweet singer and is
persuasive in his manners. He has large blue
eyes, thick lips, and full expression, well kept
side whiskers and rich brown hair. He has
been at the Bethel about a year and a half,
suc:eeding there the Rev. Chas. W. Marten.
He canie from Rochester, where he had been
secretary of the Young Men's Christian Asso
Mrs. Matilda Kettell is a widow with two
children, whose husband, Herbert C. Kettell,
died five years ago in Michigan. She has
been five years a member of the Bethel. She
is in poor circumstances and is personally of
pleasing appearance. She is frank and
modest in manner, talks quietly, has large
trustful eyes, and her features show much
care and sorrow. She live~s on the top floor of
a frame house, where she sews for a living.
Her brother, John Levis, is a machinist.
Plymouth hurch After Elizabeth.
BROOKLYN, May 24.-Mesars. S. V. White,
T. G. Tilney, Isaae Signor and Dr. George W.
Brush, of the examining committee ofPly
mouth Church, met at Mr. White's rei
dierne last night to consider the letter of
Mrs. Barbara Waltnm, containing charges
against Mrs. Tilton and her mother, Mrs.
Morse. The charges specifled that Mrs. Til
ton reiteratedl the statements made in her
latest confession, while Mrs. Morse de
nounced churches and ministers in general,
and Plymouth Church and the Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher in particular. The committee
decided that the letter should be returned
to) Mrs. Walton, with the request that her
charges be made more specific, and to apply
to Mrs. Tiltmon alone. Inasmuch as Mrs.
Morse's connection with Plymouth Church
was severed in 1871.
Mr. White said to a reporter that another
member of the church would be found to pre
fer charges against Mrs. Tilton provided
Mrs. Walton did not comply with the conm
The Republicans Trying to "Scatter" the
Nvw YORK, May 24.- The Republicans in
the House of Representatives are preparing
lists of witnesses to be summoned in virtue
of the resolution making the Potter Investi
gation general which was passed by the
ouse on Wednesday. The committee will
hm asked to summon senders and receivers of
dispatches relating to frauds and atteemptedl
brilery in Oregon and Florida, and other
cases of alleged frauds mnentionedl in the Hale
Bank cashiers and others, through whose
hands the $70(,0 was sent from New York to
Gen. Banning's district in Cincinnati, will also
be sent for. tequests for the imme(diate sum
moning of all these witnesses will also be
presented to the committee at its first busi
ness meeting, and the only way this request
can be decided will be for the committeeto de
elare that it is not satisfied with the evidence,
which will be submitted to show that fraud
existedl or was attempted. The Rep.bclicans
appear to be more anxious to open this in
'estiration than the Democrats.
The Potter Commlttee.
Nrw Yorse, May 24.-The 'I'ribune's Wash
Ingtomn speecial says: The P'otter committee
will not, probably, meet until Saturday, Mr.
I'otter having recrived a telegram from His
trxck, announcing that he will not be able. to
arrive before that day.
The I)em.orat.icr members of the committee
have agreed that Win. it. Morrison shall have
charge of the Louisiana case, the investiga
tion of which, it is -xpectAl, will be cnductxl
entirely in Washington. There has been more
dificulty in arranging the Florida sub-corn
mittee. Mr. MiMahon, of Ohio, who had
teen requesteld to tbioorn chairman of that
(ommittn.e, declines to, serve, for the reaowns
that he does not wish to visit Florida.
Storm Casualtles In Wiseonsin.
M rrwA1'KISE, May 21. A special from Mal
lison, Wis., to-day says: The cyclone which
prevailed here last evening came from the
southwest, and probably was a continuation
of the storm at Mineral Point. F'ifteen or
twenty barns are reportAl destroyed. The
storm t between Mount Vernon and Oregon was
very severe. A Norwegian living a mile and
a half south of Mount Vernon lost his father
in-law an old man named Narve Bergh, and
a brother-in-law namned Herbrand Bergh.
His mother-in-law and himself were in the
house when the storm struck it, coming
with a frightful roar, crushing in the windows
on all sides, lifting the house from its founda
tion, carrying it several rods, and smashing
it to pieces, which disappeared in the air.
The man, named Herth, saved himself by
jumping down into the eellar, but his father
in-law and brother-in-law were both killed,
while the old lady was seriously injured. He
reports that a man told him that 0. B. Daly,
a wealthy resident of Mount Vernon, was
A Parkersirnr Conflagration.
'AP.KF,.E.nr'rtnl, W. Va., May 24. This morn
ing, about 7:30 o'clock, the alarm of fire was
sounded on Littleton street, just above Mar
ket street, in a small frame dwelling occupled
by a colored man named . ud Ames. Cause of
fire, starting lire in a stove with coal oil.
The fire then swept down the east side of
Market street,, burning sevleral frame stores
and dwellings along the street, among which
were Fred. Nolly & Co.'s bakery and grocery;
total less, $3000; no insurance. C. W. Buth
ler's saloon; loss, $3000; insurance, $1r500.
Three stores, occupled by Thos. Hughes &
Co., grocery; Davis, grocery, and an empty
drug store, ownel by Fred. Rose; loss, $C.O1;
no insurance. Dalnieyer's saloon, unoccupled,
Joe Hallinger's boiler shop, J. F. Burrow's
confectionery, .las. N. Manner's cigar store,
Fredenrh Bach. merchant tailor, owned by
Randolph Logan; loss, $ic00; no insurance;
and two dwelling houses owned by Patrick
Hopkins; fully insured in the IEtna Insurance
Company. Store room owned by LIza
Brown; loss, ,.200; no insurance. Fourteen
stores and houses and one stable totally de
stroyed; loss supposed to be about $30,000 or
$40,000. Two fire engines were called from
Marietta, and arrived about 9:40 a. m., and
did good work. Now, at 12 m., the fire is all
Consolidatlon of the Great Mining Firms.
NEW YORK, May 24. It is rumored in
mining circles that it is proposed to consoll
date the great mining properties by the Bo
nanza firms. That is, Consolidated Virginia,
California, Ophir, Best & Belcher, Gould &
Curry, Mexican, Savage, Hale & Norcross,
and other well known mines are to be united
in one gigantic corporation with the view of
creating a market on the Atlantic, as well as
on the Pacific coast. There is much difficulty
now In dealing with California and Nevada
mining stocks. They have to be mought
through an express company or bank, and are
generally held in trust on the Pacific coast,
so that large holders of mining stock often
have no other evidence of their ownership
than the express company's receipt. It is
understood as part of the scheme that half of
the stock of these consolidated companies will
be transferred to the East coast through the
branch of the Bank of Nevada in this city,
and the other half on the Pacific coast.
Clnelnnati Crooked Whliky--Selzure of a
Large Rectifying House.
CITCTNNATT, May 24.-Government officials
seized one of the largest whisky houses in the
West in this city yesterday. The rectifying
establishment of Chris Sandheger, on Court
street, near Main, was taken in, the charge
being non-cancellation of stamps. The offi
cers state that they have long had evidence
against this house, and that the testimony
will be most direct and positive. Mr. Sand
heger, we are informed by government offi
cials, was convicted of violation of the inter
nal revenue laws and fined about six years
ago. He is one of Collector Weitzell's bonds
The .orris-Hanlon aculling Contest.
NEW YORK, May 24.--The second deposit of
$400 aside, in the single scull race between
Evan Morris, of Pittsburg, and Fdward Han
Ion, of Toronto, who are to row five miles for
$2000 and the championship, has been depos
ited with Frank Queen. The race takes place
on the twentieth of June at Hulton, Penn. In
betting, Morris is the favorite.
NEW YORK, May 24.-A prize fight has been
arranged between Mike Donovan, who re
cently defeated Wm. C. McLellan, and Billy
Edwards. They are to fight with light
gloves for a purse of $1000. Tickets will be
$25 each. The contest is to be decided in four
weeks, in this city. The affair is generally
A Defeat for Randall.
PITrrsBITY , May 24.-After the nomination
of a full State ticket, on motion of Senator
Wallace, Hon. John R. Milton was chosen
chairman of the State Central Committee.
The results of the convention are claimed as
a triumph of Scott over the Randall wing of
IIA YES' SERENITY.
THE PRRqIDENT GIRE& TLY ALARMIED
AT THER POTTERB INVETIGATION.
lis Peelngse Toward southern Demon
erate-What He Old for the routh and
What He Expects In Return.
ISteolal Correspondence of the Demoerat.I
WASHITiNOTON, May 22, 1878.
It is reported on Indubitable authority that
THE 'PEOAPL.E IN THE WHITE HOUSE
are at last convinced that all is not serene.
This may not amount to much as a fact of it
self; but, as a symptom, it is nimportant. In
view of thh recent action of the representa
tives of the people, Mr. Hayes and his Cabi
net differ, in no respect of their situation,
from ordinary criminals occupying and en
joying, In contempt of law, property which
they may have acquitled by defiance of the
statutrs, and awaiting judicial dislodgment.
Whatever may be the light in which it has
been expedient to view the tenure of the
fraudulent administration, and whatever
may be the good-natured fiction of respect In
which it has been convenient for men to hold
Mr. Hayes as a de facto President and his
Cabinet as de facto heads of departments
hitherto, the time has now come
when it is improper to regard him
and them In any other light than that of
accused criminals under inquisition, prepara
tory to being put on their trial if an indict
memt be found. So long as the fraudulent
administration held its sway unchallenged
by constituted authority cor~petent to take
cognizance of its irregularities, either of
origin or of conduct, It was the de facia
governing reime., charged with the con
servation of the public welfare and with
the management of the public business.
Hayes oared little about the manner in which
he had gained the P'residency as long as he
could draw his comfortable salary and exercise
the desirable prerogatives of the office. With
nothing but the clamor of a few newspapers
to mar the harmony of his existence, the
serenity that characterized his demeanor was
not to be wondered at. But now the case is
altered. It Is no longer by unorganized and un
official utterances alone that his title is ques
tioned, but by thed ul y constituted depositaries
or representatives of the might and sover
eignty of the people. If, under these altered
circumstances Mr. Hayes still preserved his
"serenity," the fact would argue either that
his mind was too obtuse to comprehend the
majesty of the power that confronted him or
that his moral sense was too blunted to real
ize the terrible character of the calamity
which impended over him. Such an attitude
at such a time would have excited the resent
ment and indignation of the people against
Mr. Hayes personally; for it would have sa
vored of effrontery, arnd effrontery on the part
of accused criminals is not relished by law
It is, therefore, satisfactory andi pleasant to
MR. IIAYI* HEF.MS TO APPPECIATE 1III' ~IT
at least to an extent sufficient to relieve hint
from imputation of brazen effrontery or re
pulsive Impudence. We are glad of this be
cause the pending proceedings ought, a ove
all things, to he conducted with dignity and
decorum, and it will be much easier to pro
ceed In that manner if Mr. Hayes deports
himself with the humility that ought to
mark a person in his situation than if he
should assume an air of offensive Indiffer
ence, not to speak of intolerable impudmnce.
Mr. Hayes may as well make up his mind
HP. HAS nOT TO FALL;
and he should address his resources not to
the vain task of crcumventing or defeating
Fate, but to the more sensible and decent en
deavor to fall with as much grace, with as
little personal discredit, and with as few un
seemly struggles and contortions as possible.
By observing these kind suggestions Mr.
Hayes may avoid the unpleasant fate of passe
ing into history as a man who, having
dishonored himself by entering upon
a fraudulent Presidency, disgusted man
kind by the Indecency of his behavior
in making his exit. That is to say, in
homelier phrase, Mr. Hayes will appear in
history to much better adlvantage In the act
of quietly and meekly walking out of the
White House when the time comes, than
under stress of forcibie dislodgment with
subsequent vigorous assistance in the reag
during his progress down the front steps.
But while Mr. Hayes displays something
like a becoming sense of the fitness of things
in his peculiar situation, he has certainly
allowed himself to betray feeling toward
TIHE SOUTHERN DEMO(,RAT
that is entirely unwarranted. He has been
heard to say that he regarded the action of
the Southern Democrats, In supporting the
Potter resolutions, as ungrateful. This state
ment is unfortunately beyond the reach of
successful contradiction. It puts Mr. Hayes
in the position of affirming that he had or
thought he had reason to rely on the South
ern Democrats for support in a bad cause,
for assistance in defying law, and perpetuat
ing the outrage upon the constitution, which
was perpetrated when he was counted in.
The r.eason which Mr. Hayes alleges for his
misplaced confidence in the Southern De
mocracy is that
"HE CAVE PEA(E TO THE SOUTH,"
to use his own words. It is not necessary to
discuss the rhyme or reason of such a ridicu
lous assumption, because it has neither the
one nor the other. The whole thing can be
summed up in ten words. The peace which
Mr. Hayes thinks, or affects to think, he
gave to the South. was a peace that he could
not have hindered if he had desired to, with
out stationing an army corps in every State
and declaring martial law in all the country
south of the Ohio river. The Southern peo
ple were the guarantors of their own peace,
and Mr. Hayes did nothing but accept the
inevitable with what appeared to be a good
grace; a grace, however, which his present
whine about the "ingratitude of Southern
Democrats in Congress " dispels most effect
The South is safe enough. And there has
never been, nor is there now, the slightest real
reason why her IRepresentatives should con
sider themselves tied to the decaying corpee
of a fraudulent administration. That they
did not so consider themselves is a matter of
history, and speaks volumes for their good
sense; while it certainly does not lie with a
person in Mr. Hayes' situation to question the
honor of anybody. A . C. B.
PonT EAD8, May 24, 6 D. m.-Weather calm
clear and warm.
Arrived: 8teamship Knicrkerborker at s: .
m., Kemble master. from New York, to A. Moul
Sailed: Shi Rock Terrace, bark Alexandra,.
schooner Carrie Nelaon.
Steamship Persian is still aground on the bar.
HOUTHWFST PAss. May 24. 6 p. m -Barometer
29.80. Wind southeast, light. Weather hazy
Arrived: American schooner RP.bt. Ruff
Briggs master, 6 days from Havana, in ballast.
A grand family excursion to Morgan City
Sunday. The train leaves Algiers at 7 o'clock,
a. m., sharp.
Ladies drink Most & Chandon atd eonac
theU lipe with d t.