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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFIOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISBIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
VOL. IIIll-NO. 177. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, JUNE J;s, 1878--TRIPLE SHEET. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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"'qr3TInONY OF B. CONQUEST CLARK-
KELLOW5's PART IN THE PLAY.
Hes lans the Returns in Blank, Leaving
Them for the Eleeters to igsn Pubse.
qnently-No One In Charge of the-m
While Awaiting Signatures.
WAs. NToroN, June 15.-The Potter com
mittee met at 10:20 this morning.
H. Conquest Clarke was called and sworn,
and questioned by Chairman Potter. He
stated that he was secretary to Gov. Kellogg;
il now of Washington; is now employed by
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; was
Kellogg's seeretary during his whole term of
ofiee; was not present at the meeting of the
Electoral Commission in 1876; was in New
Orleans at that time.
It was subsequently stated to witness by
Anderson, on his return from Washington
that their friends in Washlagton thoughtthat
the names of President and Vice President
should be on separate papers. Witness took
charge of the original returns; took the copy
to the printer and had the forms changed by
taking out the Vice President's name from
on~ and puttiLg it in a separate paper.
The names written in the returns were
written by one of the clerks in the office. The
certificate which Anderson returned, and
whIch he said he opened, witness took charge
of. These things took place about Christmas.
Gov. Kellogg stated to witness: "I wish you
would see Gen. Anderson. He says there is
something wrong about these returns." Wit
ness went into another room and saw Ander
son and got the papers from him. No one
was present, witness thinks, but himself
when Kellogg signed the corrected returns.
Witness then left the certificates for the
electors to come and sign. After they were
signed witness took them and sealed them up
and theywere at once again dispatched to
Washington. One certificate was mailed and
one handed to Charles Hill, who was a sub
stitute messenger for Anderson. Witness
caused a duplicate copy of the corrected re
turns to be filed with the District Court. Did
not at that time ask to have the original re
turns that had been filed returned.
It was two or three days after the first re
turns came back that the second set was for
warded to Washington. It might be stated
that the whole prooeedings took place during
Anderson was duly authorized to bring the
first returns, but witness did not propose to
authoriae him to bring the second set. Kel
lor was the first one who signed the cor
ee returns, and the electors signed after
ar-lds. s they could be found. After they
were signed by Kellogg they were left In an
unfrequented room in the State building for
the electors to sign as they were found. The
.room was left open for them to come in and
sign. The paners being In a private room
were not espedlally in the charge of any one
in particular. The form of the electoral cer
tiffcate was drafted after consulting with a
.iumber of leading lawyers.
Witness was shown a package, and recog-.
nized it as the envelope that contained the
first set of returns. The seal used was an
old seal that was in the possession of one of
the clerks in the office. It was the seal ofan
extinct bank that a clerk possessed,
Witness was shown another package, which
herecognized as the envelope containing the
second returns, and bearing the same veal.
It was sent by register 'd mail. The Gover
nor's certificate accompanving ,the returns
was prepared by witpess before the electoral
college met. The electoral returns were pre
pared by several clerks. There were several
excellent clerks in the building, and witness
Im reseed any of them into service he could
get hold of, being very busy himself prepar
ing the Governor's message to the Legisla
ture, which was about to convene.
The committee here took a recess until 1 p.
in the presence of the members being re
quired in the House chandi, Lr.
BUBCHARD'" LITTL1E iAMF,
And What is Thought of It-Foolish Feat
of a small Polltielan.
- NEW YORK, June 15. The Herald says:
:Burohard, of Illinois, a Republican member
of the House, performed the foolish feat of a
small politician yesterday, in attempting to
* destroy the effect upon the country of the
resolution of the Judiciary Committee, which
Is pretty conclusive proof that the title of
President Hayes will never be seriously ques
tioned in such official circles as have any
power to disturb it.
THE TIMES SAYS:
The action of the House effectually disposes
-of Mr. Montgomery Blair's patent explosive
•compound designed to blow open the doors of
the White House.
ANXIOUS ABOUT POTTER'A FEELINGS.
The Tribune. says: It would be interesting
to know whether Mr. Potter wishes now that
The Star says the validity of Mr. Hayes'
title is now definitely disposed of, so far as
any congressional action is cnoerned and
with it disappears the "revolutionary shibbo
"aEVOLUTION" IIHRIEKI:RS SILENCED.
The World says that if Conkllng desires to
Mexicanize the Uniited States government,
he must look elsewhere than to the Demo
cratic party for his guerills. The crushing
vote in the House of Representatives yester
y day, on the matter of reopening the action of
the Forty-fourth Congress, will surprise no
honest and intelligent Democrat, and it is a
final answer to the calumniators who have
attempted to protect the authors of thie elec
toral frauds of 1876, in Louisiana and Florida,
against the grand inquest of the people, by
attributing wild and revolutionary purposes
_ to the Democratic authors and promoters of
'. ot grand inquest.
E'LK MEANING AND NO UNDERSTANDING.
The Sun says: "Daniel Webster onces aid
of a series of resolutions which had been
adopted by a Whig State convention, 'the
resolutions contain very little meaning, and
they were adopted by a set of men who un
dstood but little of what meaning they do
contain.' With all due respect for the House
Wt Representatives of the United States, we
think the same remark might justly be ap
lied to the resolutions adopted by the nra
Jority of that august body yesterday. If the
resolution means that impeachment for good
cause would be revolutionary, then it is a
resolution that tire enforcement of the con
atitution would be revolutionary."
The Veosrurgh f'ae Agalia.
Ja.YssY CrrY, June 15.-Another ripple of
excitement was created yesterday in the con
gregation of Bergen Baptist Church, by the
report that George J. Wilson, a druggist, had
marde dftain statements to District Attorney
etl. since Mr. Vosburgh's acquittal,
, whh, it made during the trial, would, it is
°,, alad. have eo'iviet! the past of the
Wilson is a young man and a member of Mr.
Vosburgh s church.
A few days after the acquittal of Vosburgh
he called on the county prosecutor and toli
him that some time in November last, about
the time that Mrs. Vosburgh was first ta ken
sick, Rev. Mr. Voesburgh called at his drug
store and conversed with him on the subject
of antimonlal poisons. There was a jar of
tartar emetic on one of the shelves, and Vos
burgh looked at it. The pastor called fre
quently, and on two occasions was left alone
while Wilson went up stairs.
During the trial of the pastor tho conversa
tion that he had with Mr. Wilson was re
called to the latter's mind, but he attached no
importance to it, until one day, when the
counsel in the case were summing up, when
by accident he discovered that nearly two
ounces and a half of tartar emetic had been
taken from the jar. He knows that he had
never sold it, and he became conviored that
Vosburgh had taken it. Fearful of doing his
pastor a terrible wrong he combated with his
conscience until after the trial, when he deter
mined to consult the district attorney.
When Vosburgh was informed of the report
he denied ever having conversed with Wi~mn
about antimony or tartar emetic, and laughed
at the statement that he had stolen any
poison out of Wilson's store. He admitte.l
havlng asked Wilson to prepare him a
Dover s powder to make him sleep, and enter
ing into conversatiqn with the druggist on
opiates, but antimony was never spoken of
between them. a
Vosburgh stated last night that Mrs. Vos
burgh was at his house, although he had
made her a proposition to separate. He offer
ed to provide her with a boarding place any
where in New Jersey or in Mtuyvesant, and
to agree to pay her board while the separa
tion lasted, anda sufficient sum for all her
expenses, to be fixed by one friend selected by
both parties, the two thus settled upon to
choose a third person, so that everything
would be satisfactory; but his wire had not
decided yet whether to accept the offer or
Mrs. Voeburgh on yesterday visited WiI
son's drug store to learn if the report made by
the druggist was true, and when told that it
was, left the place without making any com
Aquelehlng a Fraudulent Lottery Enter
BROOKLYN, June 15.-Yesterday Postmaster
Hale, of New Haven, called upon Anthony J.
Comstock, in this city, and Informed him that
the postofilce there has for the past four week a
been packed with letters addressed Read &
Co., New Haven. Hale discovered that the
firm was flooding the country with circulars,
setting forth the beauty of Investing In the
Royal Havana Lottery.
Aa Read & Co. are not the agents of the
genuine Havana Lottery, Hale sought Mr.
Comstock, who went to No, 5 Beckman street,
and captured two young women, who were
addressing envelopes, seized all the portable
property in the room, and made haste to the
station in the City Hall. The young women
were grief-stricken, and successfully pleaded
their innocence. They said that they had re
ceived lists of names from Read & Co., of
New Haven, and had mailed circulars and
tiekets. They made a written statement of
what they knew and were discharged. Com
stock thinks their employer who goes by the s
name of Johnson, is J. M. Ietit. Among the
stuff seized were addresses of over 3(K0,000
persons and lists showing the daily receipts
_ New haven to have been within the past
*eek something over $100 a day.
WAsnrnoTON, June 15.-The Treasury now
holds $349,630,450 in United States bonds to
secure national bank circulation, and $13,
858,000 in bonds to secure public deposits.
United States bonds dleposlted for circulation
for the week ending to-~lay, $557,000; amount
withdrawn, $182,000. National hank (cireula
tlon outstanding: Curre'ncy note , $322,632,
459; gold notesit, $1,4312,120; internal recvenue
r'coliptL, $20,518.528; customi receipts, $32,
I.,ceipts of national bank notes for the week
eloding to-day, as compared with the co,rre
spending period of last year: Nbw York, 1877,
$2,695,000; 1878, $2,161,000. Boston, 1877, $2,
127,000; 1878, $1,795,000. Philadelphia, 1877,
$243,000; 1878, $250,000. Miscellaneous, 1877,
$1,562,000; 1878, $1,306,000. Total, 1877, $6,
627,000; 1878, $5,001,200. Receipts to-day,
The Sundry Civil Bill.
WASHINOTON, June 15.--The members of
the Senate Committee on Appropriations de
clare that it will be impossible to report the
sundry civil hill to the 9Senate before Monday
morning, and if the time is extended as it
doubtless will be, they will not report before
Tuesday. Nearly 140 amendments, offered by
Senators, are pending before the committee.
A Fatal Monomanla.
B1tOOKLYN, June 15.--John Atkinson, a
former resident of Saville, Suffolk county, L.
I., who has, since February last, been affected
with the monomania. that he was a Turk, and
continually fancied that he was flghting the
Russians, on Sunday evening last stabbed
his brother-in-law, John Gordon, with a jack
knife, inflicting wounds from which he died
A Aerious MllNfortunr.
NEW YORK, June 15.-The Tribune says it
is a serious misfortune that Congress could
no-t have adjourned without the devotion of
the closing hours of the sessi, n to encourag
ing the groundless hopes of the unthinking
classes, deluding them with false teachings,
and inflaming those passions which make the
labor question our greatest impending
Trouble In the Naval Academy.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 15.-The old contest
between the staff and the line in the navy has
broken out in the academy here. Cadet en
gineers have been during the past year de
tached from the battalions and sent into the
machine shops. The staff officers protest
vigorously, and the board visitors have been
called upon to settle matters.
Seens at theatre matinee-Gentleman to
lady-"I fear there will he a rush and we
shan't get in." Lady-"Not get in! What
do you mean? There are very few matinees
where I ever failed to get in, with perse
verance and-this big shawl-pin."
A witness in a French court of justice, upon
being asked whether he was a relative of the
accused, replied that he did not know. "Not
know," exclaimed the judge, how is that ?"
"I am a foundling," replied the witness.
An eagle in the Alps Mountains, a short
time ago, carried away a ewe lamb to its nest.
The lamb was not killed by the monarch of
birds, and lived in apparent harmony with
the young eaglets for four days. when it was
rescued by the shepherd who owned it.
y? No Key-ok-k- oms t . Key
Key? No!--[ey-okuk Constitution. Key
KELLOGG WILL ADMIT AND PLEAD
POLITICAL EXIGIENCY IN EX
Compromlse on the Army Dill-Hopes for
the Levee and Eads' Relief EIlll-
Louisiana Commisslon ixpenses
Howard Again to the Fore.
IBpeeial to the Democrat.]
WASHImNTON, June 5.--(Conquest Clarke's
testimony to-day was not important, except
in that it imposes upon Kellogg the necessity
of explaining how he happened to affix the
seal of the State to a forged certificate. The
committee Is getting a large stock of explana
tions on hand for Kellogg, but that worthy
declares that he is ready to testify whenever
the commission wants him, and that he will
not plead Senatorial privilege as Matthews
did. His intention is to make a full statement
of all the facts so far as he knows thm., and
put his defense on grounds of political exi
He maintains that the only way to meet the
present movement is to take radical ground
on the subject of political expediency, and
then substantially admit all the charges that
have been made as to the manipulation of
election returne. Whatever may be his ulti
mate fate, he now seems to be less frightened
than any other member of the gang,
As predicted a day or two ago, the House
has receded on the army bill. This was done
by Hewitt mainly, but Senators Hill, Bayard
and Wallace strongly advised House con
ferees to recede from the clause limiting the
force to 21.000) men. The Senate, however,
yieldmed on the clause prohibiting the use of
troops for political purposes, which was the
main feature of the bill, so far as the South Is
In view of the probable extension of the
session through the coming week our people
are hopeful of getting Eads' relief bill and the
levee bill through.
I have been informed that the money ad
vanced by Fahnestoc.k & Baker, of the First
National Bank of New York, to pay the ex
penses of the Louisiana commission last
spring, and which Congress subsequently re
fused to repay, has been paid or guaranteed
by Howard, Morris or the Lottery Company.
I give this report as it canme to me, but am
not prepared to vouch for its correctness as
yet. The story goes that the arrangement
was consummated while Howard was work
ing his schemes here last winter, and that It
formed the secret of his peculiar grip on
Hayes and the Cabinet. B]UEjL.
OUACHITA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
Resolutions Adopted Indoratng Gov.
Nicholls, and Oppoeing a Consaltu
[SDecial to the Democrat.1
MONROE, June 15.-The Ouachita Parish
Democratic Convention met to-day at Tren
ton, seventy-five delegates in attendance, re
presenting all the wards. 8. D. McEnery was
unanimously elected chairman.
A series of resolutions were adopted, four of
which are as follows :
First-That FrauctsT. Nicholls, by his pru
dent and statesmnanlik, manige~ient of the
many delicate issues growing out of the suc
cesses of the party In 1876, and resulting in
the firm establishmrnnt of the people's gov
ernment in Louisiana, deserves the gratitude
of all Louisianians. That his "wisdom, jus
tice and ImIoderat ion" in the administrat in of
his high trust is in strict accord with the
principles announced by him in accepting the
nomination for Governor; has won for him
the respect of all as the Governor of the
whole people of Louislana. and entitled him
to the support of all who love good govern
ment, and that the Democracy of Ouaehita
are opposed to any policy that would, in the
remotest manrner, endanger the tenure of his
office during the term for which the people
have chosen him.
Second- Chat while the high expectations
and hope's of the people, after so many years
of Radical misrule and corruption in Louis
iana may not have btoen fully realized by the
late Legislat ure, yet through the legislation
,f 1877 and 1878 many useful and economical
laws have boen enacted andl many wholesome
reforms entered upon which operate great
relief to the people, secure a more just
and prompt administration of the laws, and a
higher tone of public morals; we therefore
oc-dialiv recommend that the people of Oua
chlta v.ote for the amendments to the consti
tution as decided improvements on and pro
dtent restraints in the organic law of the
Third-That we depreciate the agitation of
the question of calling a consttuti nal con
venti,,n in the early future as unnecessary
imprudent and pet ilous to the cause of good
government in Louisiana and to, the success
of the National Democratic party.
Seventh-That the delegates accredited by
this convention to the State, Congressional
arnd Senatorial conventions, are hereby in
structed to cast the vote of the parish as a
unit in accordance with the views expressed
by this convention, and on all questions an]I
votings in each of said conventions upon
which this convention has not expressed its
sense. the delegates are requested to act and
vote as a majority of those present in person
The chairman was authorized to appoint
the delegates to the State, Congressional and
Senatorial conventiont, and to announce their
UaIAH MILLsArs, Secretary.
THE E GLI0H DELEG tTIOW -BEACONS
FIELD's PLAN-- BHITI4*H PRO
TECTORATE OVEs AaIATIC
Austria Agreeable. but Prance Shows a
Disposltion to hlck-Egypt as
a Bone of Cantentiou--A
LONDON, June 15.--Much information con
cerniing the progress of affairs at Berlin
reaches here through private sourtes. The
special embassy sent to Berlin for tne Con
gre-s comprises not only Lords Beaconsfleid
and Salisbury, but Montague Corry and
Philip Currie, as secretaries; and Arthur Bal
four, M.P.; Aigernon Turner, of tht, ea.-ury;
Hon. F. Berts', Hon. E. Barrington, H. A.
Lee, Charles Hopegood, of the Foreign ofefie;
Lemarchant Gosslin, of the diplomatic -er
vice, and Mr. Hartelet, librarian of the For
eign office. Some of the gentlemen have been
communicative. It is quite certain tait Earl
B3eaconsfield's new scheme for a Britt-h iro
tectorate in Asiatic Turkey has been received
with favor by Germany and Austria. The
latter sees in it a quidpro quo. She is willing
that England may have what she wants in
Asia, if Austria is granted what she aimc in
Eunop, but oppo.mshi hohis born din d onr
·L· i·- .011
tody of the Holy Piece in Nieara should not
be constigned to England.
Another com lication has arisen since the
) arrival of the Ottoman delegates and their
conference with the French delegates. The
question of Egypt is said to be at the bottom
of this. The sklin Is tangled, but through it
there runs the idea that Russia will attempt
to persuade England to resign her desire for
Asiatic dominion by proposing that she shall
take Egypt bodily.
France ams large interests in Egypt and in
the Suez canal, and the Turks, who are excel
lent diplomatists, are said to have made
strong representations to the French delegates
on this subject.
The reports concernng the absolute secrecy
to be observed respecting the proceedlngs of
the congress are exaggerated. There w#l be
little difficulty in ascertaining everything
that takes place.
Duration of the Slttlng.
BTrIrIN, June 15.-At the formal openin of
the congress on Thursday, the plenipert
tiaries were in court drees, but hereafter they
will meet in ordinary attire. The congress
will certainly not sit daily, but the time and
intervals of adjournment will be left forde
eision from day to day.
It seems to be the general Impression that
the congress will certainly last several weeks.
The National Zeiteng says that Prince BHie
marck will leave Berlin in about ten days,
and that neither Beaoonsfleld nor (Gortecha
koff will await the end of the deliberations,
If this he true, the final detail will be en=
trusted to the the second and third plenipo
Agreement Detween ngrland and Turkey.
Loatow, June 15,--The Manchester Gfuar
diun's London correspondent mentions the
existence of an Anglo-Ttrkish understanding,.
which is a kind of supplement to the Anglo
Russian agreement. It secures the para
mount influence of Eng&knd, not only in Asia
Minor but at Constantinople.
Ps oposed Financial Commslsion for Tur
LoanoN, June 15.-The 'tcandard4 in its
financial article to-day, says that Lord Sails
bury before going to Berlin consulted with the
leadtng bankers about the poesition and capa
bilities of Turkey, with a view to the estab
lishment of a financial commission at Con
stantinople similar to that now existing in
Egypt. The scheme apparently received the
support of the Vienna and Berlin Cabinets.
Duff rin Dellnrs to Remain In Canada
Loneow, The London correspondent of the
Manchester (luardian says the Colonial Office
wished Lord Dufferln to remain in Canada as t
Governor General of the Dominion for another
term. Lord Lufferin declines, and will re
turn to England about September 1.
The Calholles to Oppose the Soelalists In
LONDON, June 16.-A dispatch. from Rome
states that Pope Leo has offered to the Em- '
peror William the assistance of the Catholics i
agaiist the Socialists in the coming elections g
in Germany for members of the Reichstag.
Cellapee of the Revolutlnn-Probable Re
treat of Eieobdoe Into Texas.
GALVEBTON, June 15.-The Nehoo special
from san Antonio has the following dispatch,
received at military headquarters this after
noon, dated Laredo, from Capt. Cunningham,
in command: Have just seen Gen. Soto, com
manding on the oppoelte side. He states
that all revolutionary parties are broken up
or disbanded for the present,. except Esoobe
do's, who has a small force about sixty miles
above here, near Amale.
He has sent out a force to that point, and
expects Escohedo to cr'ase over into fexas to
night or to-morrw. I sent Lieut. Fountain
with forty men last night at midnight to a
point opposite Amale. He will be there to
Gen. Roto gives a list of the killed and
wonnled in the tight on the ninth, as follows:
Revolutionists killed seventeen, wounded
seven, prtsoners twenty-three; government
troops lost, one killed, seven wounded; num
bor of revolutionists engaged 130; govern
ment troops 105.
He also statrs that Gens. S4alnas and Gar
cia Ayala, revlutionists, who were in the
tight, are on this side of the Rio Grande, en
deavoring to reorganize.
WAR DEPARTMENT, I
Stgnal Service. United iaa e Army.
Daily me, o,,rolog.'ai recor, for the eight h unrs
ending at 8:43 D. m.. HSatuiday, June 15.
(Observations taken at the same moment of
time at a I stations.]
i Miles last 8
Stations. Bar. 0er hours.
.. . . . - hour. Inches
'air............ 91- 7 W 5 0
Cincinnati ...".29.84 - 8:3 11 o
Davenport..9.. "*9 78-- 794HW 16 o
Dub llue ...... 972- 85W 11 o
GUlvesta,n ... -9 85-F 8 .14
Iudlanoa...... 9985-F. 4 12 o
Kokk ....... 2976- 82W 6
Lawrosse .... 2969- 76W 1 0
Leav.nworth .. 9.s2- 50 NW 12 o
Loulsvlle .... 19.87-F ml, 8 o
emintls...i. 1988 F 5 o
Nashville.... 299-F. 78 -E 0
New Orleans... 29 87-F. 8 SE 16
Omaha ........ .3- 4 NW 12 '
PerItburg ..... 298 - 83i 8 0
Shrevvport .... "2.82--F. 9 E 2
Ht. L uis...... 983- 4W 3
St. Paul ........ 967- 7INW 12 .02
Vickburg ..... 2992-F 86 i o
Yallkon ....... 2992- 69W 16 0
Augusta ...... 2999-F. t -E 5 o
Oorsi -ann...... 29.78-F 95,E 6 o
Key West...... .92-F 86iN 12 0
Mobile ........ 9-F s 82 16i
Montgomery. 12997--F. 714E S
Savannanr...... o0 F.1 76.E 14
F-Falling; R-ltRint ; 8-Stationary.
Stage of the Klvers.
Daily telegraphic report of the stage of
water at various points, with changes in the
24 hours ending yesterday at 3:43 p. m.:
Above low Change.
Stations. water. Change.
Feet Innh. Feet. Inch.
Cairo ................ 26 2 to 3
Cinlnnati............. 11 7 tt 11
Day- nport.. .......... 5 2 to 4
Dubuqu ................. 0 0 0 0
Kes.kuk ................... 10 4 to 0
Lacrosse - - -..-...... ... .. 3 2 to 1
Leaen worth ............ 18 9 to0 11
Augnuta ................. 7 0 0o 4
Louisville ............... 6 2 to 2
Memphis ................. 20 7 to
Nashville ............... 4 5 19 1
*ew Orleans............ 3 7 10 3
O)natia................... 14 10 to 4
Ptsburg ............... 5 1 to 9
Shbrevport .............. 24 2 to 2
St Louis ................. 25 9 to 1
St. Paul ................. 4 10 to 4
Vwtk burg ................ 7 1 to 5
Yankt,n .................. 9 8 i 2
*Bielow high water mark of 1874. tIndicates
rise. I Indicates fall.
Signal Service loral Report.
NEw ORLEANS. June 15.
Time. Bar Weather
7 , m..... 129.956 .0 t7 .. 3 . Iouly.
2 p. m. ..-9.87286 r1 6 8 Pair.
9m- ..--29861i 691 2 lendy.
i Iýss ra
r OW HiE wAIS.ID FUNDS FOR 'TWI
HIGH J rII S.
t Anl How Two of Hin Drafts Were Paid
r at the Sub-Treasury Here.
ISpecial to the Chilcgo Times.)
IMPI.AOHMAINT FOR JOHN RSLERMAN.
WAlINOTON, .Tune 12.---Becretary Sherman
9 is in the toils. One ease for impeachment is
S clearly made against him. To defray the ox
penses of the Loulslana commission he bor
r rowed $.000 of the First National Bank of
New York, a member of the syndieate. This
was borrowing money in anticipation of an
appropriation, an unlawful act. The money
has never been repaid. Congress will never
appropriate a dollar to pay the expenses of
this trading commisolon. The money loaned
by the First National Bank wee furnished in
New York drafts to the disbursing agent
These drafts were cashed at the sub-treasury
in New Orleans. This is
AN tIDI(TARGE OFFElMNiB.
Another thing against Sherman in-thl.mat
ter is the secret manner employed by him io
negotiating this loan, and his not presenting
afterwards the facts In the case to- Congress
when he asked for money to makelIt good.
This ill-fated Louislana commission-has beae
In bad enough odor withoutthis dirty scandal,
to come as a sequel to their long chapter el
bargaining intrignes. How the money was
originally obtained is told In
THE FOLLIOWTNO CORBERPONDYNEg,
brought out by Glover's committee on investi
gatlon into the expenditures of the Treasury
[Private and Confidential.]
March 23, 1837.
To Geo. T. Baker, Cashier First National
Bank, No. 94 Broadway, New York:
My Dear Mr. Baker--The President has de
sided to send a commission composed of men
of prominence and respectabilityto someof the
Southern States for the purpose of healing,
Lt possible, the present political diffioulties
which exist in them. It is also hoped that
this course will secure to the administration
and government the moral support and aid of
persons residing in Southern localities. The
only practical difficulty in the way of carry- I
ing out this grand project arises from want
of an appropriation. Your bank- can remove
that difficulty, and it is for the puspose of I
securing your aid in this matter that I ad
dress this letter to you, believing that you
will cheerfully co-operate in a work which
has for Its aim and object the i
peaceful solution of grave and per
plexing difficulties. The amount which
will be required will probably fall between
$300 and $4000. What I have to suggest is
this, that your bank advance this money to
some person who will be appointed a disburs
ing agent, and receive from him the vouchers,
which he will take when he makes his dis
bursements. When Congress convenes again a
a deaelency appropriation will be asked for by
the Executive for the purpose indicated above, I
and what you have advanced will promptly :
be returned to you. I do not think there can
be any hazard or risk in this matter, or I
wou klnot suggest it. I have thought, also, a
that you would be pleased to have the oppor
tunity to render the aid which is so much t
needed for a good purpose at this time. I
shall be glad to receive an early reply to this
letter. With much respect,.I am I
Very truly yours, CaAs. F. CoRANTr.
FIi.T NATIONAL BANK, I
New York, March 2, 1877. d
My Dear Mr. (bnanl-I am in receipt of your
letter of yesterday In regard to making an
advance of money for the expense of the com- d
mission to be appointed by the President to n
visit the Southern States, and beg to say, in
reply, that the bank will take pleasure in ex- i,
tending the acoommodation In the manner
Yours truly, Gsoiw. F. BAKER.
To Hon. C. F. Conant.
LPrivate and Confidential.l
WASHINOTON, D. C.,
Treasury Department, March 29, 1877.
My Dear Mr. Baker--Iuelosed I send you a
copy of a letter addrtesed to the gentlemen
composing the committee about to visit the
South, from which you will see that Mr. Jas.
D. Power, of this department, is to act as its
disbursing agent. The coImmittee will proba
bly leave here on Monday next, and I will
thank you, therefore, to transmit to Mr.
Power, in my care, a draft in his favor for
Truly yours, CHAS. F. CONANT.
To Geo. F. Baker, cashier First Nation.l Bank
New Y rk city.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, March 28, 1877.
Hon. Charles B. Lawrence, Gen. John .M. Har
lan, Ex-Gov. Brown. Gen. Joseph H Baw
ley. Hon. Wayne McVeigh. Washlngton,
Gentlemen-This will be presented to you
by Mr. James D. Power, a clerk of this de
partwent, who has been detailed to accom
pany you on your proposed trip South in the
capacity of disbursing agent. He will also
provide for your tranaport-ttion and subaist
ence, and will make such other arrange
ments as may he necessary for your comfort
and convenience. Mr. Power has the con
fide.nce of the department, and is a trust
worthy gentleman. Very respectfully,
JOHN SHERMAN, tSecretary.
THE BILL OF EXPENSES.
The following is a copy of the bill of ex
penses of this precious Louisiana commission:
April 20 and 2' railroad from Washing
t n to New O, leans and return...... $715 95
Srecial tar, extra..... .................... 7S2 0u
Meal'. refreshmenLt. etc., en route and
retru, n .................................2456 00
Telegiamus en ro te...................... 16 04
Tel, urams sent from New Orleans..-. . 152 36
Carrie.w a and car f,are in New Orleans. 21 $s
CU rriages in transiiu ................... 3 o,
Porterage on route .........--......... 13 00
spe'-ial messenger in New Orleans .... 19 35
New-paprrs ........ ...... .... .... 29 5
Newspapers........................... 4 6
Stationery ............... ........ ... 21 45
P, stageP............................ ... 9 S.
I) etor', fe' and servant .. ... ..... 100 00
Hotel bill. Washlngton .... ....... 28 56
Hotel bill. Washington................... 97 70
Extra. Gov. Brown', expenses from Pul
aski to New Orleans ............. 35 00
Extra, Gov. Brown's expenses from
H ashi.gton to 'ulaslhi .............. 2.
Gen. J. R. Hawley. from iartford to
W.shingtn and return-............. 27 25
Gen. Harlan. from Louisville to Was's
ington and return.................. 70 00
Wayne McVegah. from Harrisburg to
Aashington and return ............. .s a8
C. B. Lawrence, from H.rrisburg to Chi
"ago ................................... 66 50
Hotel expenses. New O leans.......... 1,908 25
April 25. hotel exvense.s A ashington... 141 3
Balance ............... . . ............... 1.049 :
Tot 1 ........... ...................sS.ie5 o0
Cre it April 1 to r ash in First National
Bank .................................... 5000 00
April 95. repayment by MeVeigh for
wife's expwuý&s ....................... 1M c0
Total ........-............... ... .....ii, u
eIsekiagtolmmathe tae eats*I
truth of the statement above, that the draft
mentioned were cashed
AT THE sBO-ThIeAs.n
here, a DaMoraAT reporter yesterday esald
at the taited States sub-treasury at the C-a*
tom-ho-ua, where he found Mr. Flanders, and
referring' to the o rrnespondenoe given, aske
whether tiart was a ract or not.
Mr. Flanders did not remember cashing
any such calfts; in fact he coudl not eas
any drafts drawn by the 'irst National r ank
of New York, as the business of the sub.ttam.
ury In that line was exclusively with the
Treasurer of the United States and tt1e -
rkoue aeskitanttreasurers of the Unlted8
The DaorsAmo.r an then requesd thate
entry book of dramfs paid might be shown.
To t*his Mr. Flanders readily gave ies doaY
sent, and the reporter made a critical eansml
nationoef the entries made during the monlt
of March, April and May, 887. the time whM
the commission washere. Afler an ezam1na
tion of a couple of hours It, was discoveaed
that twt drafts drawn, not by' the Fbtt
National Bank of New York, but by the
TREIA srI OF MAE UJ lrTD e1ATj
in favor of Jas. D. Power (the disbursing
agent mentioned) had'teen paid at the sutJ
treasury here, the drafts being drawn upon.
the sub-treasurer at New Orleans.
The flint draft bears dAte Treasury Deprt
ment, Washington, April 2, 187. is nimber
1756, is for $S0N, was payable to the order
Jae. D. Power -was signed by the Treasulmr'
ofthe United Sfttes, and s on April II, 18,'
was paid to the Louislank Naonl Bak
The second dsft for IS'S bore date .aPri
2, 15.7, was nambered 1757, and was rmat n'
.aid I all respets similar to that Jst me6
Stined, withtheex'ception c4'the dfrt of pae
ment that being'Aprl 23, 1t7i
rM a note the two drafts our repogt
MR. FTLAM.Dca ' A gERTIOINT
to them and asked him if he could expian It.
He said he eould, and stated that theyea..
in a regular way;. that they were oarcxs "
transfer drafts from the treasury at p .
ington on the Assistant Treacrrer hers, a.d
were paid to the Louisiana National Bank 5.,n ",
the regular way.
He presumedthat the currency, I0WO, had
been obtained by the United tas T.reas.rer
and depsitedl in the treasury at Waah.I t:
when the drafts were Issued against ilt a .,
were. made payable here,
Retiring with that explanattion our reporter..
soon afterwards met a gentleman, whno w ,
conversntm with such matters, aid the ques
tion was propounded sa to whether or ..
that system was common In the governmi.:
His reply was that It was not, and, sddeE
he, "yo have given the Potter Cmmitts
chance to catch iherman sure." "I 'hae us
doubt," said he, "but that the $50bor6f roweE'
was not enough to carry the commtnu ldo L
through, and that the $1000 paid ,to Powea.
here was not of that fund, but was taken froe.:
the treasury and paid here."
Whether this be the fact or not cannot'abow
be aseertained, but the Potter committee maayr:
disoover the true inwardness of the mattgi
before the investigation is closed.
A ,ine rain here yesterday. Somedge
In seetiose near here by hail stormz.-($ a ) :
The c(ops between the Ouachita sad RBe4
river are said to present a very favorable.
pearanee, both corn and cotton loohriW f..
and seasonably advanced.
The Republican executive committee of the
parish held a private meeting hereouSet-.tt'
day, burt we believe the only thing done wat.
a general denunciation of Pinchback.-.[.dia"f..
Two cars of Texas wheat, the flnitof the,
season, were received here yeterday froea.:
Dallas over the Texas and Pacifio, and .mt:
through to New Orleans on the steam-er'
Danube last night-I-8hreveport Times.
Mr. J. T. Brown, president of the Pari. .
Executive Committee has cailed amass eet
ing of the eltizens of Iienville parishto e;
at the oorat-house in Sparta, the first Mon -
day in July, to elect delegates to L.tJBga::
Crop prospects In this parish were uem .:i
better than at present, and If a flood of - twn
doesn't come along when the asubl ise I
necessary, splendid crops of corn, cotton. .sw
totoes. etc., will tbe made throughort the par-.
ish. We hope for the best.-[ oushatta Clit
A letter from a Vernon parish friend Informs
us tha t there has been too mnureh rain for the
farmers on the Bllck Laid-s, and. that they
are somewhat bthind with, th.ir crop.-.bow
ever the prospectc, have never been better fe': ,
gooyields of (, tion and corn, Health 0o'
the people good, and all solid forea oaatlt.i.<i.
tional conventlon.-[Natchitoches Vlndioat. .,Mr
The Natehitoches Vindicator, of the elgdt:
instant, mentions the accidental' and eomns.
what singular death of a Young man naMe:an
Bond, from Baton Rouge, but employed as: &
guard at theconvlctcampon the New Orles.a.
Pacific line of railroad. While exertelsug o> .:
a horizontal ha he fell and lisloosted his nei *
causing instant death. He was seventee-,'
years of age, and much esteemed by his eet
plqyt:rs and comrades.
It is now well ascertained; that the 1 late
storm has destroyed fully one-third of ta :
whole perique crop of St. James. ExCeselse
drouth, followed by heavy mrins, wind mai
hall. succeeded by a blazing sun, has had the
effect to wither and kill out a large porti ..
the crop. The injury has been greatert ;.
in ar y season we have known for the pst fti
years. In another column, we givea.llat
all the Grand Point planters the numberd c
plants set out by them and the probable lo.a
of ea'h. It is a heavy blow to these pow
P. B. S. Plnchback, the peripatet.c claim
ant for congresslonal honors, was expected
to arrive last evening. So far as we ean
learn, it is the intentionof alihdeeat white
Republicans to ignore any colored e"aven
tion that proposes to nominate in this dis
trict, and that they are advising all Iepub
licans, white and black, to keep out of it.
Pinchback has no claims on the distrtet for
anything: is not a re.sid,.nt; and the mildest
construction that can be put upon his so)jour
at Delta is that of a political adventurer. If
the Republicans can elect their candidate, it
will be nothing to their detriment totakea
dtizen who hue a knowledge of their wants
and a enpacity to impress them upon the
powers that hb'.--[Ourchita Telegraph.
MAXDT4 v NEWS.
POvrrwrsT PArs. Juna 15. a8 . m--Barometea
29.70. W'at her calm, thick and Iainy.
-o arriv Is
Sailed: Steamship Gen. Whitney. for Mor~a
,PirT EADe. Jane 15, 8 D. m.-Weather c ,
thbPk and rainy.
Arrivod: American schooner Crrns s.ll.
H(wee. mos.tr. 28 days from Bath. M.:; oarto
it to J. R. Warner.
iaeiled: Bark Reine du Monde, bark (oflle
Auger, schooner (5On RP? ay.
It is announced in England that Sir Joseph
Whitwrth has invented armor platrg Ifn
penetrabls to any missiles now ensioyed.
Jthis armor is composed of "fluid eowiiresee4
st'el, and is built up in hex 'gonal a. cti.es
each of which is composed of a seisr of eso
ccntrte rings around a central ciroular dibk.
A target nine inches in thicknose was baeiL
ot this principle, supported by a wood s
izg against a sand tasLk. A Palliser oshle
d eighing 250 pouos, was them tfired at It at
distance olfot v thusv yards. vdl filty pry
ot peb I powd 1. The shelf bsta mlt tui
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