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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT,
OFFIrIAL JOURNAL. OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE OCITY O NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. Ill-NO. 175. NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
AND WHAT WA9 CAUGHT IN IT YEFj.
TELDAY--GEN. SMITH'S EX
Anderson Appoielnted on the atrength of
Conveniently Lost, or Never Piled.
WesHINToON, June 13.-The Potter investi
nation committee met at noon and resumed
he ezxamination of Gen. Y. C. H. Smith, who
stated that he had searched among his papers
and found no, copy of any letters sent by him
to Senator Matthews. He said that he had
gone to the Executive Mansion this morning
and ascertained from the records that the
Clonn letter had been referred to the Treasury
Department, March 10, 1877.
Mr. Butler-A letter from a Senator,
brought by a person recotmmended in that let
ter for appointment, is usually filed, is it not?
Answer-That depends entirely upon how
it is addressed; if to the appointment clerk or
$ecretary of the Treasury, it is filed.
Q.-Did you see the Presidenout about Ander
son after you had received the second letter?
Answer--No; I never saw the President
about Anderson but once.
Question-Did you hear about Anderson's
appointment as Consul to Funchal ?
A.-No; it would have made no difference if
Mr. Butler--Please confine yourself to
answering my (tuestions.
The witness--t will give me great pleasure
to do so.
Q.-Have you the telegram from Senator
Matthews, mentioned by you yesterday ?
A.-Yese I found two copies.
Mr. Butler--Here is a telegram dated June
17, which reads: "Letter received; no answer
needed," signed Stanley Matthews. When
did you find this ?
A.-In my personal files, this morning.
Q.-Now, then you wrote a letter, did you
not, to Mr. Matthews, inclosing one of An
derson, and you told him you did not know
anythlng that the letter contained.
A.-That is my recollection.
Q.-And that was before you wrote the let
ter of the twenty-second ?
A.-No; I think it was after.
Q.-What makes you think so ?
A.-I think it was in consequence of my in
timation to him as to the contents of Mr.
Matthews' letter of the twenty-second.
Gen. Butler read from the record the letter
of Anderson to Matthews of June 19, wherein
Anderson complains of the position of inspec
tor of customs being offered to him, and then
referred to Matthews' letter of the twenty
second, wherein the latter says that he met
Anderson on the cars, and that Anderson ex
pressed himself as satisfied.
The witness-That entirely confirms what
I said; if you look upon the next page you
will find a letter from Anderson of the date of
the twenty-eighth, wherein he says that Gen.
Smith had shown him Senator Matthews' let
Question-Is this the only letter you showed
Answer-I did not say I showed any.
Q.--Is this the only letter you communi
cated the text of?
Gen. Smith was questioned at some length
as to the time when he transmitted to Senator
Matthews Anderson's letter, and stated that
he thought it was on June 20. He said that
Anderson was dissatisfied with the offer of a
olerkahin In the Treasury Department, but
seemed to like the idea or Inepetor better.
He did not learn from either the President
nor from Anderson that the latter had been
to the President before he went there with
(Gen. Smith then handed Mr. Butler two
letters from Anderson to himself.
Question-Had you any personal or friendly
relations with Anderson when you received
Answer-Well; notning more tnan tnat i
had obliged him in several ways.
Q.-Did you oblige him officially or in a
matter of personal friendship?
A.-I did not analyze my motives at the
time, and cannot tell.
Gen. Butler then read the following letter:
WASHINoTON, July 11, 1877.
To Gen. Y. C. H. Smith, appointment clerk, etc.
Dear Sir-I withdraw my application for a
position in your department, and ask instead
for the appointment of my brother, John M.
Anderson, as inspector of customs In Balti
more. I will be satisfied with that.
Yours truly, JAMES E. ANDERSON.
le estion-Did you consider that a personal
Gen. Butler then read the following:
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 30, 1878.
My Dear General-Has Senator Matthews
said anything to you, or made any arrange
ment with you, about the appointment of a
man whom I shall name to a position in the
custom-house in this city? Please answer at
your earliest convenience and oblige
Yours truly, JAMEs E. ANDERSON.
To Gen. Y.C. H. Smith. appointment clerk, etc.
Q.--Then it appears that the Conn letter was
the only letter regarding Anderson on file In
Gen. Butler called witness' attention to
Anderson's testimony, to the effect that Sena
tor Mathews had told Anderson in Cincin
nati that he had written such a letter to the
President as would insure Anderson's ap
pointment, and asked whether that letter was
Gen. Smith said it was not.
Q.-Do you consider it very fortunate that
that letter is lost?
A.-No; I do not.
Gen. Butler then asked Gen. Smith upon
whose recommendation he suggested Ander
son's brother for an appointment in the Bal
timore custom-house, to which witness re
plied that he did it'on the strength- of the let
ter sent him by Senator Matthews.
Q.-Now, Mr. Smith, were you in con
ference last night with a counsel as to
your appearance here?
This question gave rise to an animated dis
cussion, Gov. Cox again rebuking Gen. Butler
for his mode cf examining, and Gen. Butler
olaiming the right to choose his own course.
Mr. MacMahon also sustained Gen. Butler,
and said it was customary to ask witnesses
whether they had been in consultation with
counsel or any one else.
Mr. McMahon then asked witness whether
he consulted with Secretary Sherman as to
whether the Anderson-Matthews correspond
ence was official or not.
The witness knew Sherman was in the act
of addressing a letter to this committee, in
reply to a request for any correspondence in
the appointment office relative to the An
derson business, but Sherman didn't show it
" "I suppose he desired to know whether the
oorrespondence was official to satisfy his
mind before replying to the committee. When
witness called on Sherman he told the Secre
tary he had received a communication from
the present appointment clerk requesting to
see those letters, and that I thought it best to
bring them with me rather than send them to
the appointment clerk. Did not mention the
particular letter he wanted. Sherman said
hat he wished to examine himself whether
these letters were official or not. Witness re
_-ied to him, that was a matter witness had
Sfcaded for himself, but Sherman could see
the letter, and he read them all."
In dealing with Anderson witness did not
act upon the Conn letter at all. The
letter was filed March 10 and witness was not
made appointment clerk until May 1. Never
looked over the files of the office for the Conn
letter until just before the investigation
was beun. It is usual to have applica
tiofs filed for all appointments. Anderson
had no papers on file, except the letter re
ferred tb. Witness made up his mind to aid
on's ppo~itment upon a letter of
"Aatthews, a personal one,' which has been
As to the appointment of Anderson's
b)rother, It was done at the instance of lJames
E. Anderson, who agreed to withdraw his
claims when it should be done. His brother
was appointed at the suggestion of witness
to Collector Thomas, of Baltimore, who,
after inquiries, recommended him. .Jas. E.
Anderson went off ratistaed, having declined
a subordinate place offered him, and then
came back to propose a place for his brother.
In the appointment of his brother, Assistant
Secretary McCormick was consulted, and ap
proved of that way of settling the question.
Some time after his brother was appointed
in the Baltimore Custom-House, Thomas in
fornled witness that he made a good, capable
official. The condition of John M. Anderson's
appointment was that James E. Anderson
should withdraw all his known claims, which
witness required him to do. James E. ap
plied for a place for himself about the middle
of June, 1877, about the time witness received
the firsi letter from Matthews, which recom
mended him for a place. It was about the
time Matthews was in this city, and saw An
derson (as he states in his letter written later)
on the cars going to Baltimore. He may have
written the first letter from this city, though
the first impression of witness was that the
letter was dated at Cincinnati.
Witness-The first interview with Ander
son on this matter of his appointment was
somewhere about the middle of June, and the
whole business was closed up about the
twenty-seventh of June. About the twenty
fifth, when Anderson had waited in vain for
a reply from Matthews to his letter, which
witness had inclosed to Matthews at Andor
son's request, Anderson asked witness to
telegraph Matthews about an answer to that
letter, and Matthews telegraphed back, stat
ing that no answer was required or neces
sa'tness" had only one interview with the
President about Anderson. Went over to the
President's house with Anderson, at the ur
gent request of the latter, who stated to wit
ness that the President would confirm his
statement, that he had been promised a higher
place than the one that had been given him.
He asserted that the President expected him
to have a higher place than one at $1200. Wit
ness never consulted the Secretary of the
Treasury about his visit to the President, nor
did he ever tell him of it; he know absolutely
nothing about it. He would have nothing to
do about appointments, and would always re
fer witness to McCormick.
When we went to the President, the latter
refused to see Anderson, and expressed dis
gust and aversion toward him. Witness told
the President that Anderson was a political
refugee from Louisiana, who had been offered
a $1200 place, and refused, expecting a $3000
The President declined to see him but said
he was not averse to Anderson having some
minor position, but the President said he was
not advised as to any services Anderson had
performed upon which any claim on the ad
ministration could be founded; that he knew
of no promises made to Anderson by any
body. He showed his aversion to Anderson
by his emphatic manner; discountenanced
Anderson's being put in a high place, etc., but
witness cannot restate his language.
He did not say that charges had been filed
with him against Anderson and witness
knew nothing of any such matter.
At this point, the question rose in the com
mittee as to the Conn letter that had been fur
nished to the committee by the Secretary of
the Treasury, and there was a general agCee
ment that the original letter and envelope
should be called for.
Mr. Smith here suggested that the commit
tee also call for the accompanying documents.
Mr. Butler, looking fiercely at witness-I
don't think the committee desire to hear any
suggestions from you, sir; the less you say,
the better. If you would keep quiet, the com
mittee would feel obliged to you.
The examination was further continued, but
elicited nothing of importance, and the wit
ness was about to be discharged when he ex
pressed a desire to make an explanation.
Permission being granted,Mr. Smith said:
"I wish to explain in view of what that gen
tleman (referring to Mr. Butler) has just said
to me, that this morning before I went on the
stand, remembering that I was called as an
expert, I saw Messrs. Morrison and McMa
hon in this room, and asked if it would be
proper to volunteer any information as an
expert, as to the Conn letter. I was told that
it would be proper to do so. I was willing to
afford any information in my power, and
therefore made the suggestion which caused
the gentleman (Mr. Butler) to interpose his
personal and offensive remark. That Is all I
d(esire to say." The witness was then dis
charged, and the committee adjourned.
Glover's Find-Crookedness In the In
WAnITNGTON, June 13.-A sub-committee
of the House Committee on Expenditures in
the Interior Department has been engaged
in examining the officials of that department,
relative to the expenditure of the appropria
tion of $45,000 made by the present Congress,
for the restoration of models destroyed by
the fire at the patent office.
The testimony developed the fact that a
large number of persons were paid out of
that money, who were not employed on the
work, and as a consequence the fund was ex
hausted before the work was completed, and
an additional appropriation asked for. Tes
timony was given to the effect that it is a
common occurrence in the patent office for
persons to be paid out of special appropria
tions who are engaged in altogether different
The disbursing clerk of the department
was shown to be the recipient of $3000 a year,
while he is reported in the official register as
receiving but $2000. The Commissioner of
Patents has, contrary to law, extended credit
to patent attorneys and others for fees and
copies of patents, whereby the sum of $3641 70
is now due to the government, which will
never be recovered.
WASHINGTON, June 13.-The meeting of the
sub-committee to livestigate Senator Mat
thews' connection with the Louisiana election
frauds is set for 12 o'clock to-day. The general
public will be excluded from the sessions of the
committee, And only representatives of the
New York Associated Press and National As
sociated Press will be admitted.
Delay In the Matthews Investlgation,
WASHINGTON, June 13.-The Senate com
mittee appointed to investigate matters per
sonal to Senator Matthews, in connection with
I the pending Louisiana investigation, and con
sisting of Senator Edmunds, chairman, and
Senators Allison, Ingalls, Davis of Illinois,
White, and Jones of Florida, held their first
session to-lay in the Judiciary Committee
room of the Senate, at 12 o'clock.
In the absence of Senator Edmunds, Mr.
Allison acted as chairman.
Mr. Allison read a note from Mr. Morrison,
temporary chairman of the Potter committee,
stating that Mrs. Jenks was to be placed on
the stand in the Potter committee to-day, and
that they desired to have Mr. Anderson pres
ent at her examination, after which he would
be at the service of the Senate committee.
Mr. Anderson, who had responded to the
summons of the Senate committee, and ap
peared accompanied by the Senate's Sergeant
at-Arms, was therefore excused until the Mat
thews committee shall be advised of his re
lease from attendance on the Potter inves
The committee then declared a recess until
called together by the chairman.
Senator Matthews was present at the com
mencement and attended during the sitting.
Expenses of the Louisiana Commission
WASHINTON, June 13.-When the Commis- i
sion organized for the purpose of visiting ,
Loullana, with the view of settlingt the I
Niodls-/Paacatd dispute, wert fMo4thJ i the
spring of 1877, there was no money in the
treasury which could be applied to the pay
ment of its expenses, and Mr. Charles F.
Conant, then Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury wrote to Mr. Geo. F. Baker,
cashier of the First National Bank of this
city, asking that bank to advance from $3000
to $5000, to be used in paying the traveling
expenses, hotel bills, etc., of the Commission.
S'rThe note further said that, when Congress
meets again, a deficiency appropriation
should be asked for, and the sum repaid.
The First National Bank advanced $5000 for
the purpose indicated, and expects to be paid
back sooner or later. Mr. Baker said, this
morning, that the above facts were correctly
stated, and that he felt no uneasiness about
the matter, though the sum advanced has not
yet been refunded.
'MRS. JENK9 IN WASHINGTON.
She Has a Long, Private Talk With S.el
WASHINOTON, .Juna 13.--Mrs. Jenks, accom
panied by her husband, arrived here last night
from New Orleans. She is the woman who
has been published as having been at one
time the custodian of the letter alleged to
have been given by Secretary (then Senator)
Sherman to Weber and Anderson, and her
presence in Washington at this time is in
obedience to a summons from the Potter in
vestigating committee. In order to avoid
publicity, Mr. and Mrs. Jenks have taken
rooms at a private boarding-house. Late last
evening they called upon Senator Kellogg
but not finding himn at home, they proceeded
to the office of Mr. Shellabarger, counsel for
Secretary Sherman, and were closeted with
him for some time.
A reporter had an interview with Mrs. Jenks,
who declined for the present to converse upon
the subject of the letter or the investigation,
saying thatthe time had not yet arrived when
she felt at liberty to talk upon the subject;
no doubt, before leaving, she might have
scraps of Information which if printed would
afford interesting reading matter for the pub
lic. The fact that she called upon Mr. Shell
abarger so soon after her arrival in Washing
ington, would indicate that she will have the
benefit of Secretary Sherman's lawyer in the
conduct of her examination.
Mrs. Jenks is the riinclpal witness relied
upon by the Democratlc members to prove
the existence of the so-called Sherman letter.
The fact that she gave certain information
already made public as early as last January,
indicating her knowledge of the existence oi
such a letter, and that she came to Washing
ton to make the most of her information, and
possession of that important document, can
not be concealed by a general denial. There
is collateral information which the Demo
cratic members of the committee will un
doubtedly use to perplex tier, and in the hands
of McMahon and Butler she will doubtless
prove the great sensation of the Potter inves
Secretary Sherman has written to say that
he has a letter from Mrs. Jenks 'estifying
that she never saw the alleged letter from
him to Anderson and Weber, and does not
know of ltd existence. He has also told this
to prominent Republicans.
WASHINGTON, June 14, 1 a. m.-Indlcations
For the Gulf States, generally higher pres
sure, southeast to southwest winds, slightly
warmer, cloudy or partly cloudy weather,
and rain areas.
Civil Service Reform (?)-Political Assess
WASHINGrTON, June 13.-Political assess
ments are called for in all departments, and
so far but one Cabinet minister has told his
clerks they may pay or not, as they choose,
but that no harm shall come to them if they
refuse. Secretary Schu rz makes this decla ra
tion in a letter to a clerk, published last even
nt was expected by some people that the
President would make a general declaration
on the subject to reassure the poorly-paid
clerks in custom-houses and other public
offices all over the country, but he has gone
off to West Point. Once in awhile a head of a
bureau refuses to allow his clerks to be levied
on, but this is regarded as a venturesome
business and receives no public approval from
Conkllng and Pitkin in Conference.
WASHINGTON, June 13.-Messrs. Pitkin and
Conkling had a prolonged interview yester
day. The Senator received the ex-marshal
with open-armed cordiality.
Changing the Lights at the Passes.
WASHINGTON, June 13.-The Light-House
Board gives notice that on the first day of
August, 1878, the lights on the east side of the
jetties at South Pass, and at the head of the
passes of the Mississippi river, will be
changed from fixed white to fixed red.
The Sugar Tariff.
WASHINGTON, June 13.-The Ways and
Means Committee had a meeting to-day and
discussed the sugar question, but without
coming to any conclusion adjourned.
RIebtel's Flying Machine.
HARTFORD, Conn., June 13.--Three post
ponements, necessitated by heavy rains, had
caused the Hartford people to believe that
fate was making a dead set against Prof.
Richtel's determination to show that his now
flying machine was really capable of aerial
navigation. Yesterday was far from favora
ble for an out door exhibition, yet it was
given, and with gratifying success. The ma
chine not only rose in the air, but moved back
ward and forward, up and down, at the option
of the aeronaut, and although embracing in
part the balloon principle, the evolutions were
accomplished without waste of gas in descend
ing, or any use of ballast whatever.
Detectives' Discoveries In a Medical
CINC'TNNATI, JUDne 13.-Detectives from Cin
cinnati searched the medical college at Ann
Arbor, Michigan, and found some forty odd
corpses in pickle in the cellar of the college,
most of which were shipped from Cincinnati.
They are quite sure they have found the re
mains of young Devins, a nephew of Harri
son, whom they were looking for when Hon.
Scott Harrison's remains were found in the
medical college here. The Harrisons have
tgone to Ann Arbor to identify the remains of
The Keely Motor.
NEW YORK June 13.-A private meeting of
the stockholders of the Keely Motor Company
was held last evening. About 300 stockhold
ers, representing over $1,000,000, were pres
ent. Keely made an address. Several stock
holders expressed dissatisfaction at Keely's
explanation of the progress of his invention.
Another meeting is to be held soon.
Reorganization of the Pennsylvania
HARRISDT-nm, June 13.-Gov. Hartranft has
signed the hill for reorganizing the State
militia. 'nder the new law there will be but
one major general and four brigadier generals
to command the 9000 members of the National
Guards. Many other changes are made in
the new law to improve the militia service of
Baller Explosion-Three Men Killed.
BUFFALO, N. Y., June 13.-The boiler in a
steam saw mill located about one mile east of
Dayton Station, Cattarangus county, explo
ded last evening, killing Henry Wolfe, the
proprietor, and his son and another man.
One man had his legs blown off, and several
other persons were injured. The remains of
Mr. Wolfe's son have not been found. They
ar sulpposed tobe buriledft tbe rie .
TIIE PEACE CONGRESS.
THE FIRST SITTING-DELEbiATES ALL
PRESENT, EXCEPT THOSE
Opealnn Address by Prince Bismarck -
Germany's Position-The Treaties of
Paris and San Stefano-No Apprehen
sion of Serious Diffcalty.
PAnIs, June 13.-A dispatch from Berlin
says that at the opening of the congress to
day all the delegates save those from Turkey
were present, as were also the private secre
taries of the respective diplomatists, and two
official reporters. The proceedings of the
congress are conducted in the French lan
Prince Bismarck, upon taking the presiding
chair, spoke in substance as follows: He ex
pressed his thanks in the name of the Empe
ror for the universal acceptance by the pow
ers of Germany's invitation to this congress.
As for Germany, she had no other aspiralion
than the permanent welfare and peace of
Europe. She occupied a position which en
abled her to be impartial.
The readjustment of Turkey in Europe
was, of course, necessary, but in this read
justment, while the legitimate aspirations of
nationalities should be gratified and pro
moted, the mere lust for territorial aggran
dizement should not be pampered.
The whole treaty of San Stefano and the
still vital portions of the treaty of Paris
were to be considered, and he was confident
that they would be discussed in a Ppirlt of
really elevated statesmanship. It might be
found that, with certain geographical modifi
cations, the reforms which were proposed
and agreed upon by the conference at Con
stantinople before the war, would be found
sufficient. He did not anticipate any serious
difficulty in the way of the congress arriving
at a perfectly amicable and satisfactory ad
justment of all the questions that would
come before It.
As for himself, he thought an immense
amelioration of the condition of Europe might
be now effected. If the congress succeded
in what he believed to be the sincere wish of
every one of its members, there would be a
long, perhaps a permanent session of peace
Prince Bismarck, who is not a good public
speaker, delivered the remarks of which the
above is believed to be a correct summary, in
a conversational tone, and seated in his chair.
It is reported that ten of the fifteen mem
bers of the congress are members of the Ma
TEE PEACE CONGRESS.
Preliminary Sitting--Berlin Excited.
BERLIN, June 13.-The European peace
congress assembled to-day at the Raiderville
palace. The session this alternoon was de
voted to preliminary matters.
Berlin Is alive with bustle and excitement
over the arrival of the distinguished visitors
and the meeting of such an august body in
Verification of Credentials-The Cretan
ILONDON, June 13.-A dispatch from Berlin
says that though the proceedings of the con
gress are kept secret it is said that they were
confined to the formal verification of the cre
dentials of each member. The question of
the admission of the delegate from Greece
was not raised. During the session a dis
patch was handed to Prince Blsmarck, an
nouncing the revival of the insurrection in
Creete. He read It aloud, but no remarks
were made upon it.
3 A Short Session-Private Conferences.
BERLIN, June 13.--The European peace con
gress assembled at the Radziwell Palace a
S2:30 o'clock this afternoon, and remained ii
- session until 4 o'clock when it adjournet
until Monday next. Vast crowds thronge(
3 in the vicinity of the palace and watched the
I arrival and departure of the distinguishec
Count Andrassy, Austrian envoy to the con
gross, had a long interview this morning witt
Earl Ieaconsfleld, the senior English envoy
[ Count Schouvaloff also had a lengthy confer.
Snce with the Marquis of Salisbury an,
I Count Andrassy.
The Czarina Improving.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 13.-The condition o1
the Czarina has much improved. Her fevei
has subsided and she is much stronger.
Turkish Vessels Sailing Under British
LONDON, June 13.-A dispatch from Con
stantinople says that in consequence of the
ill treatment of Turkish coasters in the Blacu
Sea it is reported that England has empow.
ered the Ottoman men-of-war to sail unde.
the British flag.
Revival of the Cretun Insurrection.
LONDON, June 13.--A dispatch from Athens
says that the Cretan insurrection has been
Obituary and Eulogistic Notices of Mr.
LONDON, June 13.-All the London morning
papers announce the death in New York of
William Cullen Bryant, and eulogize his
worth as a man and poet.
Cotton Mills Resuming-Hope of an End
to the Strike.
LONDON, June 13.-Several of the cotton
mills have resumed operation in Burnley and
in Todmorden, in Lancashire, the operatives
accepting the reduction in wages. The strike
in the cotton district generally is believed to
be approaching a termination.
Cause of the Liberal Successes-A Mod
erate Course Counseled by Their Lead
LONDON, June 13.-A dispatch from Brus
sels says that the defeat of the Conservative
party at the recent election is accounted for
by their organs as the result of overweening
confidence on the part of the Conservative
voters. This view of the case appears to be
borne out by the fact that the Liberals have
not polled more votes than at the last elec
tion, when they were beat, and that the Con
servatives polled less, many of them believing
that it was not necessary for them to go to the
The exultation of the successful party is
high, but they are warned by their wiser
leaders that they must now pursue a moder
ate policy, as they will find their triumph but
short-lived. They are reminded that what
has now happened is only a repetition of
what occurred four years ago, and that such
Radical measures were then proposed by the
victors that the Conservative party became
alarmed in the extreme, exerted its full
strength and speedily drove them from power.
A moderate course, with especial care taken
not to offend the susceptibihties or interfere
with the rights of the Catholic population,
who form an immense majority of people
must now be pursued if the Liberals would
not see a reaction that would sweep them out
Extending Lord Dufferin's Term.
LONDON, June, 13.-It is semi-officially
stated that the term of office of Lord Duf
ferin as Governor General of Canada will
probably be extended one year.
Sesselts of the .satesu.
fBImaIn, June 1l.-The h deler s to
the wgeea have J"t Yoet ""96,0d th
congress will be opened to-day without them.
The meeting will be held on alternate days.
Treason-Prussian Soldiers Arrested.
BEcLIN June 13.-A number of Prussian
soldiers have been arrested in this city for
using treasonable language.
The Emperor's Condition.
BIELIN, June 13.-The Emperor William
spent a great portion of yesterday by the
open window, which materially benefited
BERLIN, June 13.--Emperor William is pro
gressing rapidly towards recovery. He has
slept well lately, his appetite is good, and he
suffers but little from his wounds.
Coollng of Loyal Mantfestatlons-Dlsalf.e
tlon In the Army.
BERLTIN, June 13.-The Indications which
were spoken of the other day respecting a re
action from the fervid loyalty manifested after
the Nobeling attempt, continue and are more
apparent. The most alarming feature in
these indications sle the existence of what is
believed to be widespread disaffection in the
army. The arrests of Prussian soldiers for
using treasonable language has made it im
possible longer to conceal the fact of thai dis
Arrests for Disloyal Utterances.
BERLIN, June 13.-Several male and female
Socialists have been arrested for uttering dis
loyal sentiments, and have been subjected to
Resignation of the Minlstry-Papal Nun
BRUSeRELs, June 13.-King Leopold has ac
cepted the resignation of the Belgium minis
try. The Pope, in consequence of the defeat
of the ministry has recalled the Papal nuncio.
Violent Hall Storm.
MONTREAL, June 13.-A violent haill storm
occurred yesterday on the O. and O. Railroad,
near La Chute. The conductor of the train
from Montreal reports that for some minutes
the hail descended in great quantities, im
peding the train in several places and ob
structingthe track generally. The hail-stones
cracked windows of the cars and it is thought
that the storm must have dons considerable
damage to crops. Some hail-stones were as
large as pigeon eggs.
The Strike RIots-Arrival of Troops-The
Laborers Delay Action Until
QuERwE, June 13.-Troops arrived at Point
Leavisse from Montreal this morning
erossed the river as quickly as possible and
marched up the mountain hill to the citadel.
The strikers met this morningat 7:30 o'clock,
as per appointment, when a resolution was
passed not to take any action until all the
military returned to Montreal, when they
would at once proceed to obtain their rights.
One man wishing doubtless to distinguish
himself, called on those who wished bread or
blood to follow him, and about fifty followed
him as far as the esplanade, where their ex
pedition was abandoned. One of the leaders
was arrested and hurried off to the citadel
under guard. It is expected that more will
follow. Parliament House is still guarded by
a detachment of a battery.
Apprehensions of a Communistic am
NEw YonK, June 13.-A general feeling a
apprehension has for some time existed to th,
effect that through the fermenting agency o
the Communistic element and Socialistic sen
timent in this city and throughout the coun
try there might, and probably would, occur
during the cowing summer outbreaks an(
riots that might largely jeopardize the peace
and business interest of the city. The militi:
throughout the State, and particularly in this
city, have for some time been quietly prepar
ing ordnance and ammunition for use in any
The Communistic element and its leaders
while denying any intention against the peacs
of city or country, are thought to be secretly
perfecting arrangements for an armed and
riotous strike, an understanding that a con
certed plan has been consummated among the
employees of the various railroad lines cen
termg in this city to make a strike just at the
time the roads most need their services it
waiting on summer travelh
John B. Woodward in an interview to
day said that, if necessary, within twenty-four
hours over 10 000 men, fully armed and
equipped, could be got ready for service.
A Father's Crime.
NORFOLK, Va., June 13.-John Owings, a
well-to-do merchant of Portsmouth, and a
very popular and respected citizen, has been
on a spree since last election day May 23, and
had become perfectly uncontrolable. As a
matter of safety to himself and others, his
two sons, John and Robert, concluded to
manacle him, as they had done with the best
results before. Seeing their opportunity in
the store yesterday, the young men seized
their father, who is very strong and muscu
lar. As Robert firmly clinched and attempted
to pinion his arms from behind, John pro
duced the irons. The old man proved too
strong however, and wrenching loose his
right hand, drew a keen, freshly sharpened
butcher knife that he had concealed on his
person, and, reaching around, plunged it to
the hilt in the left side of his son Robert, just
below the ribs.
Robert gave a deep groan and sank to the
floor, exclaiming, "Oh John, I'm cut," and
in ten minutes was a corpse. In the mean
time the father fled from the store without a
word. He was soon after arrested.
Orange Grand Lodge.
NEw YORK, June 13.-The Grand Lodge of
the Loyal Orange Institution completed its
annual session yesterday in this city. Dele
gates were present from almost every State
m the Union, and also from Ireland, Canada,
Australia, England and Scotland.
The order throughout the world was report
ed to be in a prosperous condition, finandally
A resolution was adopted by the Lodge, in
dorsing the platform of the American Union,
lately agreed upon by that order, and a series
of resolutions were passed, pledging the
Orange order to uphold civil and religious
liberty, to protect public schools, and prevent
in all legal ways, the granting of school
moneys for sectarian schools.
Vanderbllt Will Contest-Exciting scene s
NRw YORK, June 13.-Proceedings in the
Vanderbilt will case are attracting quite a
crowd of spectators, owing to the wide pub
licity given to the extraordinary turn of the
so-called conspiracy part of the case.
The almost incessant tournament between
counsel for the two sides, marked by some
spicy as well as angry scenes of legal war
fare, sarcasm, vehement denunciations,
charges of black-mail and conspiracy, bitter
reproaches and recriminations, so unusually
exciting for all present, will probably go
on all this month, unless the contestants can
produce Detective Redburn and make him
tell a straight story on the stand as to the
alleged conspiracy against Cornelius J. Van
The case was adjourned until Friday.
A Summer Sn'-w Worm.
NEWPORT, R. I. June 13.-The passengers
on the Boston train last evening saw an un
usual spectacle, it being a genuine summer
snow storm. The ground at Raynham, on
the Old Colony road, was completely covered.
Beath of Ge". eDonevrlle.
LITTRE BocK, June 13.-Gen. L. B. Bonne
ville the oldest officer on the retired list in
the Unite States army, died at Fort Smith,
a gmI•a yy .ye..'y . .
THE AMEX ICAN BORDER.
SEVERE BLOW TO DIAZ' CAU$SE--ILL'
ING OF GEN. MIUNCIO.
Amerlean Troope In Mexco - -They zus
Driven Back, Reinforced, and Aga~t
Cross Into Mexico.
SAN ANTONIO, June 13.--From a gentlemsa
who has just returned from Fort Clark, the
following startling news Is learned:
Friday last Gen. Munclo was killed by the
soldiers of Gen. Escobedo about twelve miles
from Pledras Negras. Muncio was in com
mand of the government troops at Piedras
Negras, and his death will produce serious
lose to Diaz' cause on the border.
On Saturday, Gen. McKenzie and Col. Shaft
er, with a strong force, crossed over into
Mexico in pursuit of raiders, about forty
miles above Eagle Pass. That night they
were obliged to recross into Texas, and imme
diately telegraphed for reinforcements.
Twenty companies of cavalry have been sent
them, together with two sections of artillery
which left this city a short time ago, consist
ing of two Gatling guns and two nine-inch
It is believed at Fort Clark that this entire
force with McKenzie have recroesed into
Mexico before this time. The troops have ai
teen days' rations, a heavy train, and two
well known and experienced guides. Exciting
news Is now expected.
Killing of Gen. Munelo Confirmed.
(JALVFsTON, June 18.--News has been r
ceived here confirming the reported shooting
and killing of Gen. Munelo, the Mexican com
mander, by Escobedo's soldiers last Friday.
WM. CULLEN BDLYAtT.
Memorial of the Press Assoclatlon--tVE
bute to the Departed Poet.
NEW YORK, June 13.-At a meeting of the
Associated Press held at its rooms to-day,
Mr. Goo. Jones in the chair, Mr. Erastue
Brooks offered the following tribute, whlch
was seconded by Mr. Patton, of the Worgd
and Mr. England, of the Sun:
"The members of the Associated Press de
sire to put upon record an expression of thair
sincere respect for the private virtues acti
public services of one who up to yesterday
was the oldest of their profession. Wm. Cutl
len Bryant was for more than seventy yesar
a regular contributor to the American pre.r
and for fifty-two years closely identified wti
the oldest existing journal, save one, nl NoW
Bred to the law, he early left the forum for
the pen, and for more than three-score yeaT
as poet scholar writer and linguist, he stop
In the front rank of the distinguished men t
the country. It is a rare thing to find in as
person so much of true talent added to
great genius. Mr. Bryant possessed both f
a very high order. He studied literature
the best description and the best Eng
profited by the best books and travel,
found companionship among the best men.
Washington Irving, who introduced
Bryant's early poems and sketches to X
English public in 1832, found in thepoet ia
1860 the eulogist of a life, character and 'wet
ter, which for gentleness humor and besut
of diction is hardly excelled in the literatti i
of the world.
The successor of Wm. Coleman in the .t
ing Post, the associate editor of Gulian C. e, ..
plank and Robert C. Bands in the T/issiaa
he later calling to his assistance in theP
Willian Leggett, made his own
among the best in the land for inte
vigor and free and independent t_
What was better, he redeemed as far as oft
man could do so the journalism of his
days from the offensive practice of p
discussion, often ending in duels and at times
in death and placed it upon the broad ibal
dation of that tolerance for others which is
inseparable from free discussion and true self
In song and prose, whatever he touched he
adorned, while in temperate living and steady
industry his life is an example, alike to the
members of his own profession and to a
others; hoping and working for future se.
cess, frail in body his mind was always clear
and strong. His life, as we believe, was ppe,
longed for more than four-score years, be..
cause of his orderly living and love of virtue,
We honor him as one of our profeesio.
whose thoughts and works illustrate. tha
perfect integrity of character, and that thrift
and success which though born of rare geSi
lus and talent. finds its best reward nl the ~a
ample of a well-spent life.
Resolved, That an engrossed copy of tifs
memorial, signed by the president and aer .,
tary, be forwarded to the family of the d. '
ceased. and that it also be entered upon the
journal and published in the newspapersQ t
Resolved, That as a further mark of reso. '
to the memory of the deceased, the meb
ofthis association will attend his funeraJe*
Friday, the fourteenth instant.
D. M. STorx, President.
J. W. ENGLAND, Secretary pro tem.
PORT EAns, June 13. 6 p. m.-Wind so8uth
southwest. fresh. Weather cloudy.
Arrived: Amerlcan schooner J. G. Whipple,
Arnet mHster, 4% days from Buatan with fruit.
to J. P. Macheca.
Sailed: Steamships Morgan City and Ohasu
SOUTHWEST PASS, June 13. 6 p. m.-Baromegi,
29.65. Wind south-southwest, light. Weathei
No arrivals or departures.
General Indian War Peared.
OMAHA, Neb., June 13.-Gen. Crook 'has rt
ceived a telegram, stating that the friendl
Bannocks, with passes from Gen. Crook, se
to the hostiles for information, were met by
the volunteers and sent back. It is impom1i
ble for the military to learn the state of
affairs. Great trouble is anticipated.
Gen. Crook says that the reportor concertem
action on the part of the various tribes Is
probably false, each tribe acting independenut
ly and on its own reasons. He thinks Sittlng
Bull will not be likely to come down till Iatel,
A general Indian war is fearqd by the
officers hefe who have been stationed ia the
Indian country, and know the disposltion ~t
the Red men.
WASIrNOTON, June 10.-Secretary Ev)4t,
who was an original silver man, has beei
warmly congratulated to-day upon the aso
ceptance of invitations to the international
monetary conference by both France and
Italy. The Secretary has been of opinion for
some time that France would accept, but was
less certain about Italy. The news of the ac
ceptance of both came almost at the Bsagm
hour. The Secretary says that this makes
the holding of the congress a certainty. H.
says further that although the English Cab
inet is divided in opinion as to the propriety
of accepting the invitation to the' confereace,
he feels confident that it will eventuallydoso.
He says further that although the EuropeaU
capital in which the congress will hold its es
sion has not been selected, he doubts whether
Berne will be chosen, reports in the news
papers tothe contrary notwithstanding. He
thinks that someof the larger capitals--Pars,
for instance-will be chosen, and that the
congress will have an important bearing c
all international monetary questions,
The more Mr. James E. Anderson explains
his relationship to the Louisiana election the
stronger becomes the development of tbs
pecu.far article of politician produced in the
South under the benign administration oa
Gen. Grant.--[Cncinnat Commercial, Rep.
Two American girls have
Paris by Efanning emeves
c oere admnished to stop