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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1879.
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uor. Wellington, Ohio. 7-3
DR. J. RUST,
fOM(EOPATHIST. Residence ud of-
L nee, West Side Public Square.
DR. R. HATHA WAY".
TTOM(EOPATHIC Physician and Sur-
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aiuiy street, Wellington, Ubio.
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vi mama, uu warrant tuera. satire honed
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General News SnmmaryJ
Senate, Jan. 21. Mr. Morrill, from
the Committee on Finance, reported without
amendment, the House bill, passed by the
House on the 16th, to facilitate the refunding
01 toe national acot, ana it was piacea on tne
calendar. Mr. Matthews Introduced a bill to
Drerent the introduction of eootasious or In
lections diseases in the United States, and to
estaoiisn a bureau 01 neaitn. Keierred. Mr.
Chaffee submitted a Joint resolution dlrectina?
the cancellation of tl and 3 United States
notes. Laid on the table to be called ud here
after. The Senate bill authorizing the Secre
tary of the Interior to deposit certain funds
DeJtl by him as trustee (or Indian tribes In
the Treasury of the United State, in lieu
of investment, led to a long discussion,
and the bill was finally laid aside. The bill to
amend the patent Isws was also laid aside, and
the Senate proceeded to the consideration of
the Naval Appropriation MIL An amendment.
Increasing the appropriation $86,500 oyer the
Dtu as it came irom tne Mouse, waa agreed to.
Mr. Blaine teen rave notice that be would of
fer several amendments to the bill. Executive
session and adjournment.
Eoutc Mr. Potter called up the res
olution presented by him on the 20th, direct
ing the Committee on Investigation of Elec
tion Frauds to Inquire into the " cipher dis
patches," and appropriating 910,000 to defray
txrjenae. nf such fnnn i rv Mr. Pnttr ex
plained that he offered the resolution because
instructed to offer it. and did
not pro bom to discuss it ex cent to sav a few
words in reply to an attack made on him by
air. txmger, 01 Mtcntgan. air. Butler, wno
followed Mr. Potter, opposed the resolution
on the ground that Con (tress had no jurisdic
tion over tne private corresponaeDce 01 any
body. Hale, Conger and Hewitt spoke in
favor of the resolution. The resolution waa
then adopted without division. Mr. Wsddell
from the Poetofflce Committee reported the
rost noute 0111 ana it was pasaea. t
SAiate, Jan. 22. Mr. Garland, from
the Committee on Public Lands, su omitted a
minority report on the claim of McGarrahan.
Bill and report ordered printed. The House
bill to facilitate refundW of the National
debt wss passed unanimously. Senate bill to de
clare certain janaa Krantea to the faclnc
Railroad Companies by the acts of July
1, 1863 and July 2, 1864, subject to
taxation by the State or Territories
in which they may be located.
taken up and passed. Mr. Edmunds moved to
postpone further consideration of the bills on
the calendar and take up his resolution de
claims- vana tne 1 nirteentn. fourteenth and
Fifteenth amendment. Several Senators ob
jected, and after some remarks the motion was
reiectea. Mr. Blaine then spoke in favor of
cis amendment to tne naval Appropriation
MIL After some discussion the bill wss read
the third time and passed. Mr. Edmunds
again moved to take up his resolution, when
Mr. Thurman moved to adjourn, which was
Hout. A bill was passed appropri
ating Sou, 000 for the transportation of coin
and bullion, and 940,000 for the miscellaneous
expenses of the House. Mr. Stephens intro
duced a bill defining and describing the duties
of the Secretary of the Treasury In certain
eases. . Referred. The Senate amendments to
the Indian Appro prlatioa bill were not con
curred in. A atonny debate arose In regard
to the Southern Claim bill. The speakers
mostly Democrats. The House then
proceeded to the consideration of the resolu
tions m honor of the memory of the l ite Bev
erly B. Douglas, of Virginia. Eulogies were
pronounced by a number of members. The
resolutions were adopted and thn Hnnss s-ii
8ente, Jan. 23. Mr. Morrill report
ed a bill for taking the census. Wlndom, Al
lison aad Withers were appointed a confer
ence committee oa the Indian Appropriation
Pill. Mr. Matthews Introduced a bill to rrant
to the American Ocean Cable and Telegraph
Land Wire Association, right of way and
privilege to lay, land and operate submarine
cables. Mr. Burnside reported fsvorably the
House bill to educate the blind. The Consu
lar and Diplomatie Appropriation bill was
pasaea. nr. aamunas witnarew nis motion
to take up the resolution submitted bv him
declaring valid the later constitutional amend
ments, ana ue dui to amend the patent
laws was then considered, and the bill passed.
The House bill appro priatinar Sou. 000 to en
able the Secretar) of the Treasury to carry
out the provisions of the revised statutes In re
gard to the transportation of coin aad bullion,
was then taken up, and several amendments
were offered and agreed to, after which the
bill was read the third time and passed.
House. The conference report on
the Consular and Diplomatie bill was agreed
to. The Post-office Appropriation bill was re
ported. The House then went Into a Com
mittee of the Whole on the bill to
apply the proceeds of sales of public lands
to the education of the people. A een-
eral debate followed, at the close of
which the House proceeded to consider the
bill by sections for amendment. An amend
ment to the first section wss offered, and
pending discussion the committee rose with
out action. Mr. Hewitt reported the Army
Appropriation bilL 8osrka. Slnarleton and
Baker (Ind.) were appointed as conferees on
the Indian Appropriation MIL Mr. Cox (N.
Y.) reported a bill for taking the Federal cen
sus. The bill for the classification of mail
matter was then taken up, a number of amend
ments were ottered and rejected, and the House
adjourned without action.
Senate, Jan. 24. A memorial was pre
sented from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan
B. Anthony and other women praying for the
passage of a Joint resolution Dronoslnar aa
amendment to the Constitution prohibiting
the States from disfranchising persons on ac
count of sex. Mr. Salisbury's resolution eall-
inr upon the Secretary of the Treasury for
information In regard to the commissions
paid bankers, etc, was called up and after be
ing amended so that Information heretofore
communicated to either house of Cxmgress shall
not be repeated, waa passed. Mr. Ferry
called up the report of the Conference Com
mittee on the bill to establish post routes,
and for other purposes. After some discus
sion the report waa referred to a special com
mittee of Ave Senators. Mr. Edmunds moved
to take up his resolution regarding the later
Constitutional amendments but the Senate ad
journed without action.
JTofsse. The Senate amendments to
the bill appropriating 960,000 for transporta
tion of coin and bullion and 940,000 for mis
cellaneous expenses of the House were con
curred in. A resolution wss adopted directing
the Committee on Waya and Means to con
sider the feasibility of enacting a law to
uallxe the Internal tax among all the States.
e House went Into Committee of the Whole
on the private calendar. Almost all the war
claims bills were objected to by Mr. Bragg.
The committee rose aad twelve private bills
reported were passed by the House. Mr.
Banning presented the Army Reorganization
bill and asked to have It printed, and It was
so ordered. The Senate bill providing a pen
alty for embezzlement on the part of officers
In the Internal revenue service was passed.
Jan. 25. Senate not in session.
House. Soon after assembling the
House went into Committee of the Whole on
the Postofflee Appropriation MIL Mr. Blount
explained Its provision- It appropriates
934,1160,000, a decrease of about 92,000,000 from
the estimate, and an Increase of 91000,000
over the appropriation of last year. The bill
was then read by sections for amendments,
and several amendments were offered and
asrreed to. The committee then arose and the
Senate, Jan. 27. Credentials were
presented of Senator Shields, of Missouri, and
he took the oath of office. A large number of
bills were referred, Includtngone by Mr. Ferry
to reorganize and discipline .the militia of
the United States. The biU in aholiah the vol
unteer navy of the United Ht.t. w.. nuud.
Mr. Edmunds, from the Judiciary Committee,
reported back the House joint resolution pro
posing an amendment to the Constitution
prohibiting the payment of claims of disloyal
Krsons for property injured or destroyed In
wax of the Rebellion, with amendment in the
nature of a substitute. Placed on the calen
dar. After passing several Mils on the calen
dar the bill to pay Warren Mitchell for cotton
taken during the war waa taken up and a long
discussion followed. The Mil waa Anally hud
over aa unfinished business, snd the Senate
went Into executive session. When the doors
were reopened a meaaaire waa received from
the House of Representatives, ia answer to a
request of the Senate, transmitting the testi
mony taken before a committee of that body
In regard to Stanley Matthews, Senator from
unio, out it wh not uua oeiore tne senate.
: House. Mr. Wright's bill to loan
9500 to every man not worth 9900, desiring to
take ad ran tags of the provisions of the home
stead law, waa taken ap and after discasskm
defeated yeas, 82; nays, 213. Bills Introduced
and referred: Providing for a treaty with
Mexico; proposing an amendment to the Con
stitution, providing that the terms of Judges
of the Supreme snd interior courts of the
united states snail be limited to twelve years,
and that the offices of those now on the bench
who have served twelve years be vacated
grant! n g a medal to each of the survivors of tbe
five companies of Pennsylvania volunteers who
were tne nrst troops to go to tvssmngton st
the call of the President at the beginning of
the late war; declaring the Jurisdiction of tbe
United States over harbors and navigable
waters of the United States. Bills passed
nuder a suspension of the rules: Authorizing
the Secretary of War to erect headstones over
the graves of Union soldiers Interred in pri
vate, village or city cemeteries ; for the erec
tion of public buildines st Augusta, Ga., Ox
ford, Miss., Lynchburg, Vs., Montgomery,
Ala., Brooklyn, N. Y., La Crosse, Wis., Erie,
ra., ureensnoro, u., (jouncll itiuiis, is..
a.ey nest, r la.
A contract was completed on the
21st, between the Secretary of tbe Treasury
and some European and New York bankers
for the sale aud delivery In Europe of not
less than 95,000.000 per month of four per
cent bonds, upon the same terms and condi
tions as tne popular loan now neing onerea
In tbe United States, the contract to continue
until the 1st of July, and the proceeds to be
applied to tne refunding 01 tbe atx per cent
Thk Potter Investigating; Committee
will request the members of the TrOmn staff
who deciphered tbe dispatches, to select from
the oririnala thoee already deciphered, and
translate any others, if there be such. Tbe
Investigation will probably be held In Wash
ington. General Butler is said to have made
a statement as to how certain dispatches came
into hia possession. He found them upon his
private table, and had no knowledge aa to
how they came there. He had nothing to do
with their publication. They were now In bis
possession, and he was wuiing to lurnisu tnem
to tne committee lor examination.
General Sherman will soon start
on a two weeks' tour of tbe south Atlantic
States. His special object Is to examine
abandoned military poata and neglected prop
erty of the United State In Florida and at
Atlanta, with the view of ascertaining the
means necessary to secure the Interest of the
The President, at a Cabinet meeting.
on the 34th, decided to sign the Pension Ar
rears MIL but he will attach a certain condi
tion to his signature, which It is said will be a
recommeiadatlon that tbe money paid out un
der it will be In standard silver dollars. This
will rid the Treasury of a clumsv currency by
providing meaus to get from thirty to one
nunarea minions 01 it into circulation.
The President signed the Pension
bin on the 25th. The Commissioner of Pen
sions estimates that the amount to be paid
out under, the bill, to pensioners already on
the rolls, will be 933.000.000 the first year, and
93,000,000 the second year. There is one point
In the bill which It ia thought will probably
be referred by the Interior Department for
construction irom tne Department 01 justice.
Tbe new law says arrearages of pensions will
be paid at the rate for which the soldier waa
oridnslly pensioned. Aa Congress has
changed tbe rate several times, and the
latest applicants originally received the larg
est pensions, the man who gets pensioned now
gets a heavy sum In arrearages. Th totally
rtlhlf d man oriirluallv rut 98 per month.
now he gets tfi. Tbe question Is then In case
of a totally disabled new pensioner, whether
he be paid arrears ire at the rate of 972 or 98
Thk joint Congressional Committee
appointed to consider the advisability of
transferring the Indian Bureau from the In
terior to the War Department, stands four In
favor of transfer and four against. Upon a
vote being taken a controversy arose aa to
which of the two reports should be given
precedence in the presentation to Congress.
The matter remains undecided.
Thk Senate Finance Committee have
agreed to report against the reduction of the
tax on cigars.
Thk Department of the Interior has
received Information tending to confirm the
report that sitting Bull haa crossed the Cana
dian line, and there Is apt to be a large gath
ering of hostile Indians In his vicinity. Im
mediate hostilities are not feared.
Dr. LikdibxiKi Director of the
Mint, died at Washington on the 27th.
Thk Secretary of the Treasury, in
answer to enquiries concerning the amount of
per cent, bonds that can be Issued for refund
ing purposes states that under tbe refunding
act there was authorized an aggregate amount
of 91,500,000,000 of bonds to be issued for that
purpose; that there bas already been issued of
5 per cents 9500,000,000; of 4' 9185,000,000,
and of 4 per cent, 9168,300,000; in all 9853,
300,000, eavinar of 4 per cents still to be Is
sued. 964fs 800,00a Of bonds at present re
deemable there are now outstanding consols
of 1865, 936,085,550; of 1867, 9310,614,000; of
1868, 937,465,300; of ten-forties, 91iM,566,300:
In all, 9568,731,150, showing that there are
more than enough 4 per cents authorized to
take up all the bonds which will be redeema
ble. Thk new military law introduced by
Senator Ferry, on the 27th, providea that all
able-bodied male citizens between the ages of
ls-hteen and forty-five, resident within tbe
respective States and Territories, except such
as may be exempt by law, shall constitute the
militia. Tbe militia to be divided into two
classes: Active, to be known aa National or
State Guard, and inactive, to be known as re
Thk inauguration of Governor Hoyt,
of Pennsylvania, took place at Harrlsburg on
Thk New York "Legislature, on the
21st, elected Roscoe Conkling United States
Senator. The vote stood: Senate Conkling,
20; William Dorsheimer, 13; Assembly Conk
ling, re; Dorsheimer, 23; reter Cooper, 2.
Both houses of the Connecticut Leg
islature, on tbe 21st, elected Oryille H. Piatt
United States Senator.
Mrs. Capt. Daniel Dobbins, said to
hare been one hundred years old, died st Erie,
Pa., on the 23d. She waa living at Erie when
Commodore Perry fitted out his fleet that
whipped tbe British st Put-In-Bay in 1812, and
ner n us nana neipea tne uommoaore equip tne
fleet. When Lafayette visited the united
States In 1834 be wss a guest at her house
while he remained in Erie.
At a numerously attended meeting
of Socialist In New York City, on the 23d,
resolutions were adopted that the malignant
measures of repression and persecution, known
as the sntl-Soclaliat laws, recently adopted in
Germany, and now relentlessly enforced, un
der the instigation of Bismarck, are an out
rage upon human nature, subversive of tbe
ground-work of liberty and progress, and dis
graceful to the German Government, and
have made the name of their author a hissing
and reproach throughout the world. John
Swinton presided st the meeting.
Thk Democratic members of the New
York Legislature have prepared an address to
the electors of the State, the substance of
which Is that the Republicans, for tbe purpose
of retaining control of the Government, have
refused persistently to reapportion the State,
and consequently the present Legislature is
J. Donald Cameron was elected to
the United States Senate from Pennsyl
vania on the 23d.
Business on all lines on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad east of Pittsburg and Erie for
the twelve months of 1879, compared with the
same period of 1877, shows an Increase In
gross earnings of 9519,588; decrease in ex
penses, ,-i; increase 01 net carniugn,
1,079,083. AU lines west of Pittsburg and
Erie for the year show a deficiency In meeting
all liabilities of 944,674, being a gain over tbe
same period of 1877 of 9378,5o3.
Ex-Governor HartranpT has been
made a Major-General of the National Guard
Lochman's confectionery establish
ment at Milton, Pa., butned on the 94th. An
exptosfoa daring the fire killed one maifand
Injured several others.
A collision between freight trains
on the Central Road at Tulleytown, N. J., on
the 26th, resulted In the death of Byron
Wright, conductor, and David Jones, fireman.
Tuk Butler State Central Committee
of Massachusetts held a meeting on the 25th
and announced their intention of conducting
an earnest and aggressive campaign on be
half of their candidate. An address to the
people baa been published.
Several ex-offieials of Warren Coun
ty, N. J., convicted of conspiracy to defraud
the county, were sentenced, oa tbe 25th, to
terms In tbe State prison ranging from one to
tour years, an at nara la Dor.
At Montville, Me., on the 25th, John
McFarland, his wife and granddaughter were
killed by an Insane man named Kowell, who
was later shot dead by a neighbor whom he
Thk National Marine Bank, of
Oswego, N. Y., has decided to close up Its af
Thk boiler of a locomotive making a
trial trip over the Elevated Railway, between
Foster Brook and Babcock Station, four miles
from Bradford. Pa., on the 27th. exploded. In
stantly klllina John Vauerhan, engineer: John
Adds, laborer, and fatally injuring "George
Crocran. conductor: C L. A. Shepherd. assist
ant superintendent, and Mike Hollerin, fire
man, and seriously iniurinc Thomas Lubv.
Oscar Schutt, AL Glrslde and George Peter
Went suad Soatk.
Virginia Senators and Representa
tives in Congress have been instructed by
joint resolution of their Bute Legislature, e)
vote for the Texas & Pacific Railroad bUL
Thk President, Vice-President and
Cashier of the defunct First National Bank of
the 8tate of Missouri have been indicted, by
a United Statea Grand Jury, for misapplying
the funds of the bank and with conspiracy in
declaring dividends when there were no net
pronta. roe jury iaiiea to inaict uapt. i. o.
Eads, there being no evidence to base a true
Thk Democratic members of the In'
dlana Legislature, on the 30th, nominated
Daniel W. Voorhees for United States Sena
tor for the long term by a unanimous vote.
George W. Julian and Mr. Voorhees were put
In nomination for the short term, but no
choice was made, ine Republicans nomi
nated Gen. Ben. Harrison for the long term
and Godlove 8. Orth for tbe short term.
Senator Voorhees was re-elected
to the United States Senate, for both the long
and short terms, from Indiana, on the 21st.
The Republicana voted for Gen. Ben. Harrison
for the long term, anA Godlove S. Orth for the
Thk Illinois Senate and House, on
the 21st, voted on United States Senator, and
Gen. John A. Logan, receiving the entire Re
publican strength of 106 votes In both houses.
was elected. Black. Democrat, received 84
votes; Campbell, Oreenbacker, 10; McAuliffe,
A ballot for United States Senator
was taken In each house of the Missouri Leg
islature on the 21st. Which resulted la tbe eteo
tlon of the Democratic caucus nominees
Gen. James Shields for the short term and
CoL George G. Vest tor the long term.
A boiler in a portable saw-mill at
Chase, Mich., exploded on the 21st, killing
three men and Injuring three others.
Wilkinson Call was elected to the
United BUtes Senate by the Florida Legisla
ture, on the Slat, to succeed Conover.
Gov. Z. B. Vanck, of North Caro
lina, waa elected to the United BUtes Senate
on tbe 21st. .
An attempt to thaw out some dynam
ite cartridges at the Gun Powder Water
Work at Baltimore on the 21st, resulted In
the killing of John Holson and Michael Burke.
The boiler-house was demolished and the
boiler carried some fifty feet.
Thk Joint convention of the Senate
and Assembly of Wisconsin, on - the 23d,
elected Matt H. Carpenter United States
Senator to succeed T. O. Howe.
Thk Sheriff and Justice of the Peace
in Alachua County, Fla., tried for making a
false return In tbe late Congressional election
in the Second District, were found guilty on
the V2d. The County Canvassing Board and
two inspectors have been arrested on the same
In the United States Circuit Court at
Jacksonville, Fla., Judge Settle sentenced the
Brevard County Canvassing Board, convict d
of making false returns of elections Lee, the
County Clerk, to three years In the Peniten
tiary, and Wright and Johns, Sheriff and Jus
tice respectively, one year each.
A resolution introduced in the
Arkansas Senate on the 23dto remove the
portraits of Grant and Lincoln and substitute
thoee of Lee and Jackson wss defeated, 18 to 9.
Threk negroes named Alexander and
three white men named GamMln, living near
Meridan, Miss., quarreled on the 24th about
some land. Later the negroes ambushed the
white men, killing one and wounding another.
Fire waa returned, and two negroes were
killed and the other fled. . . v . . -
O. P. Hull, residing near the village
of Wassonville, lows, on the night of the 23d,
rose from his bed and with an axe spilt open
the head of his daughter, aged eighteen, and
then shot himself with a pistol with fatal ef
fect. No cause is known for thn terrible deed.
J. V Walker was elected to the
United States Senate from Arkansas on th
Thk Missouri Lunatic Asylum, near
St. Joseph, burned on the 25th. The patients,
about 200 In number, were safely removed.
The building was erected four years ago at a
cost of 9300,000. There was no Insurance.
The First National Bank of Gran
ville, Ohio, suspended on the 27th. Deposi
tors will be paid In fulL
Thk plague at Astrakahan is said to
Venezuela is having a revolution.
The uprising Is In the interest of Guzman
Sweden is on the verge of a commer
cial collapse. Failures are of daily occurrence
and many people are thrown out of employ
General Grant and family sailed
from Marseilles, France, on the 23d, In a
French mail steamer for India,
Thk Vatican will shortly take steps
to re-establish relations with the Mexican
AmERiCAN coal is selling in Geneva,
Switzerland, slightly cheaper than French
and German coal.
A London dispatch, on the 23d, says.
Captain Adams, at Cork, reports sighting,
about fifty miles west of Fsstnet, a ship on
(Ire, and a steamer well-manned In the neigh
borhood. Captain Adams, on going to the
assistance of the vessel was warned by the
ateamer to keep on hia course or he would
burn too, and not to report what be had seen,
else be had better look out for himself on bis
next voyage. m
Thk London Time says the United
States four per cent, bonds are selling rapidly
In that market.
Thk owners of the ship Ralston,
whose Captain la credited with reporting to
the Admiralty the suspicions acta of an un
known steamer fifty miles west of Fsstnet,
state that the affair la either a hoax or a de
lusion. - Austria, it is reported, has informed
the powers that aha will not forego the right
r ow-oiy Novt Bazar, but will not exceed the
Dounaanes nxert by the Berlin congress. .
Thk Constitution for Bulgaria has
been ratified by the Czar.
Russian and German medical jour
nals state that Eastern Europe la lu a etat of
great alarm at tbe rapid progress- of the
plague toward the north and east of Russia
from the Caspian Sea along the course of the
Thk Russian and Turkish Govern
ments have agreed to the clause of the defini
tive treaty stipulating that tbe Russians
evacuate Turkey within thirty-five days of Its
The Pope has received threatening
letters from tbe Socialists In connection with
his recent encyclical letter, and he intends to
call the attention of thePowers thereto.
It is rumored that England intends
to definitely purchase Cyprus to avoid com
plications arising from nominal continuance
of the sovereignty of the Sultan.
The Lower House of the Austrian
Relchsrath approved the treaty of Berlin by a
vote of 154 to 112, on the 27th.
The plague is reported in or near
Thk British gunboat Goshawk is look
ing for the alleged Piratical steamer. Thn
Goshawk overhauled many vessels but learned
The Fleeing Cheyennes.
Ft. RoBnrsoR, NeK, Jan. 21.
Lieutenant Dodd, who left here for
Pine Ridze Acrency Saturday last, for
.the purpose of enliatiay Sioux scouts.
return ea to-aay witn seventeen braves,
including Chiefs Three Bears and No
Flesh, and also a mountain howitzer
from Camp Sheridan. The Indians
will be armed and mounted here, and
will leave to-morrow with ten days' ra
tions. Lieutenant Dodd in command.
The latest news from the field is that
the Indians escaped in the night from
Crow Ridge, their last position, and the
trail, which is being followed by Cap
tain Wessells, leads toward Spotted
Tail Agency. Nothing has been heard
from the command since SaturdayJ
Fobt BoBcrsoN, Neb Jan, 22.
The Cheyenne Indian campaign has
closed for a time at least. On Monday
Colonel Evans, with companies B and
D of the Third Cavalry, found the ren
egades in a strong position in the cliffs.
iour miles nortn or tne stage roaa, ana
partially succeeded in cutting off their
progress. They effected their usual es
cape and moved toward the Red Cloud
Agency. Captain Wessells, whose scouts
conveyed this news to him, started at
once on their trail with his four compa
nies of cavalry, ana at. noon to-day he
came op to them some forty-five miles
from this post. Then the wbrk of capt
uring them either dead or alivo began
in dead earnest. In fact, but thirty
two, with nine of that number badly
wounded, are alive out of the forty
nine fugitives that were in the field,
leaving seventeen killed. Captain
Wessells was slightly wounded. - The
first sergeant of Company E and an
Indian scout were also wonnded to
an unknown extent. Three of
Wessells' command,- a sergeant, a
farrior and one private, were killed.
This news arrived verbally by a courier
at midnight, and more couriers with
tbe details of the battle are expected
soon. Ambulances have just started at
midnight to bring in the dead and
Midnight. Later news from the
field stated that only nine Cheyennes,
all of them -wounded, were captured.
The balance of the party, twenty-three
in number, were killed. Seventeen are
still unaccounted for. It is supposed
some died from wounds and others es
caped. Chicago, Jan. 23.
A dispatch from General Crook, at
Omaha to Lieut. -Gen. P. A. Sheridan,
says: The following is just received,
from the commander of the troops in
pursuit of tbe renegade Cheyennes:
General Crook, Omaha: An af
fair with the Cheyennes took place
yesterday about 2:30 p. m., at a point
ten miles east of the telegraph line
from Fort Robinson to Hot Creek, and
five miles ' north of the stage road.
The Cheyennes fought with extraor
dinary courage and fierceness, and re
fused all terms but death. The offi
cers and troops behaved' with great
spirit. Those engaged were Cap
tains Wessells and Lawson, Lieuten
ants Chase and Hardie, and G. W.
Baxter, of the Third Cavalry, Lieuten
ant J. Baxter, of the Ninth Infantry,
and Dr. Pettys. Among the wounded
are Sergeant Reed and Private Deb
bois. Company H, Third Cavalry. The
troops returned to the stations at once.
The Indiana killed were seventeen war
riors, four Women and two children.
Nine were captured, three of whom
were unmounted. One man of the
wounded will probably die. Evans,
Signed George Crook,
. Brigadier General.
- Fobt Bobixbom, Jut. 24.
Captain Wessells' command arrived
in camp this afternoon, bringing the
dead bodies of Sergeant Taggart, pri
vates Brown, Nelson and Debboise, the
latter having died on the road. Also
the wounded,- and seven Cheyenne pris
oners, three squaws and four children,
of whom three are wounded. - Of the
nine captured, one buck and one squaw
died before reaching here. They
were carefully searched and but
two small knives found. Captain
Wessells' wound is very slight, and
those of Sergeant Ambrose, Sergeant
Reed, and Woman's Dress (an Indian
scout) are dangerous. The board
meets at this post to-morrow to make
an investigation into the whole affair.
It is composed of Major Evans, of the
Third Cavalry, and Lieutenant Schuy
ler, aid-de-camp to General Crook.
All the Indians are now here under a
strong guard, and will be taken to
Fort Leavenworth. Private Hantz, of
Company H, of tho Third Cavalry, who
was wounded the day after the out
break, died in the hospital to-day.
We do not propose to speak of Ca
nadian flunkeyism. Once upon a time
Albert Edward was in this country, and
again the Duke Alexis favored us with
his commanding presence, and the
flunkeyism that attended the movements
of those distinguished gentlemen were
quite as distinguished as anything that
has afflicted Canada lately. Bye-and-bye
Lome and Louise will visit us, and
there will be a repitition of this man
ner of welcome. Meanwhile hundreds
of Americans will visit Canada and em
ploy all manner of ways and means
ami subterfuge to reach the smiles of
the mild royalty prevailing there. No,
we have nothing to say about flunkey
ism. Buffalo Express.
The ashes of benevolence are scat
tered on the sidewalk in front of every
Christian man's dwolling. New Haven
THE TELLER COMMITTEE.
Charlzhttom. 8. C Jan. 2L
The Teller Committee, consisting of Sena
tors leiier, itirawooa, Cameron, rtanaoipn
and McDonald began an investigation of the
late general election to-day. All the witnesses
examiped were Irom Charleston County, and
it was admitted by both Democrats and Re
publicans that all the election officers, except
ing clerks, were appointed upon tbe recom
mendation 01 the Democratic Committee;
that one of these Commissioners of Election
for the county was a Republican; that tbe
managers of election st the different precincts
were exclusively Democrats, and that tbe
United Statea Supervisors at the different
pons were not allowed ta nave clerks, there
being no provision bv law for such persons.
It was also testified that the Democratic Su
pervisors bad no clerks. J. N. Gregg (col
ored). the Republican United Statea 8uoer-
vlsorat Eagle Engine House, was the first
witness, and testloed that the election was
quiet; when the polls closed it was found
that there were a number of tissue Demo
cratic tickets in the box, and that there were
158 votes more than there were names
of persoua who voted; the excessive
votes were drawn out by a blindfolded
manager. Mr. Hutchinson, Republican United
States Supervisor, testified that at the poll In
St. James. Goose Creek Parish, there were 135
tissuo democratic tickets, and the same ex
cess over the number of votes; tbe excessive
ballots were drawn out, a majority withdrawn
being Republican votes ; the election was quiet.
W. J. Elfe (colored). Republican United States
supervisor at n asmngton .engine Mouse, tes
tified that eighty-one votes were turned awav
by the managers for different reasons; soon
after the counting of votes began the lights
went out ana witness nea tnrougn
back window and went home: nothing
bas ever been heard of the ballot-
boxes or ballots. C. C White, Demo
cratic Commissioner of Election, testified that
the resolution to appoint none but Democrats
as manager was agreed to by three commia
stooera. oawaf tteaarDeing a Republlean, and
tne appointments were so maae unanimously.
T. Barker James, Democratic Commissioner,
testified to tbe same effect. First saw Demo
cratic tissue ballots in the rooms of the Dem
ocratic committee; after the election he found
in the ballot-boxes a number of tissue Repub
lican ballots; the object of the Democrats in
Issuing tissue tickets was to enable the col
ored people to vote secretly for Democratic
canal dates without risk 01 molestation, u. n..
Brest, Democratic County Chairman, testified
to tne same enect.
CBABtxsTOir, 8. C Jan. 22.
E. M. Ptnckney (colored minister), Repub
lican, testified to the existence of three com
panies 01 Bed Shirts in w liiiamsburg county:
also gave an account of an alleged Interfer
ence with the Republican meeting at White
Oak: stated that the Democrats refused the
United States Supervisors admission to the
polls, and In the evening captured the ballot-
box and stuffed it. John H. Freeman (col
ored Republican), Supervisor at Palmetto
J&nglne Mouse, testinea tnat the arrest,
by his order of a Democratic voter
for a repeater, resulted in witness being
Knocked down ana Kiczea, out toe interven
tion of Democrats saved him from more seri
ous injury ; when he returned into the poll
ing place ne touna tnat nis pou-ust was gone ;
no to that time 915 votes were polled, and
when the poll closed the total of tbe vote
proved to be over 3,500; witness saw Demo
cratic tissue ballots stuffed into the box:
knew of no ostracism of colored Democrats by
Republicans, ana thought tne ostracism was
just the other way. A. W. Green (colored
Republican) testified to the same effort. R.
8. Cathcart (white Democrat), testified that a
large number of colored people voted the
Democratic ticket, and - the tlsaue ticket
was voted openly. G. ' D. Bryan presi
dent of the Democracy of Ward L testified
that only three tissue tickets were voted In
his ward ; the white residents of the ward
went to Palmetto Engine House at Market
Hall in Ward S in consequence of the crowd
at his poll; one colored man brought up eighty
five colored men who voted the Democratic
ticket; intimidation of colored Democrata by
negroes at the previous election waa common:
did not know of colored Democrata being
killed for voting such ticket, but knew of
White men being Kiuea wnue protecting col
Charumto. 8. C. Jan. 23.
J. J. Young (colored Republican), Super
visor of the Thirty-two Mile House poll, testi
fied that when tbe ballot-box was opened an
excess of 341 ballots was found, all of which
were Democratic tissue ballots; the surplus
votes were drawn out and all but five with
drawn were Republican votes; witness stated
that tissue tickets had been used by Repub
licans at the primary elections in Charleston
some years ago. Sam Lee (colored Republic
an), from Sumter County, testified that early
In tbe canvass, at a precinct meeting
in that county he was notified that no
Republican would be allowed there;
witness insisted snd twenty armed men threat
ened to shoot him and then rode off; witness
described the interference of the Democrata
with the Republican couventlon at Sumter,
where there was a disturbance but nobody
hurt; he also described the Rafting Creek
meeting, where the Democrats insisted on be
ing beard and told him that if he did not call
the meeting to order he would be taken back
to Sumter; be was knocked down and taken
in a buggy to Sumter, and told that if he
would not promise not to call another
Republican meeting in the county ' he
would be killed; the election was quiet, but
there were 215 names more on the Demo
cratic poll-list than on the list witness kept;
these votes, he claimed, were tissue tickets
voted In large Democratic ballots. On cross
examination witness testified that he was a
candidate for Congress In opposition to the
regular Republican ticket in 1874, and in tbe
canvass charged tbe Republicans with fraud
and corruption and intimidating colored peo
ple. J. 11- Stewart, a colored school teacher,
was called and corroborated the testimony
of Lee as to the Rafting Creek meet
ing. On cross-examination witness admitted
that he and Lee made speeches at the meet
ing without interruption; the Democratic
meeting was held at the depot, some distance
from ttfe Republican meeting; heard no shots
fired during tbe day: heard that the leading
Democrata did their best to prevent the diOi
culty. J. Coglan (white Republican), aged
seventy-six, testified that he spoke at the
Rafting Creek meeting; after the meeting he
called the Republicans together at the court
house to keep them out of trouble; the Dem
ocrats threatened to kill blm ; some red shirts
approached him, and he drew his pistol and
bade them keep off; witness corroborated the
testimony of Lee and Stewart as to the elec
tion. Chabxzhtow, B. C, Jan. 24.
Butler Spears (colored Republican), of
Sumter County, testified that he was pursued
and fired at by Democrata, and W. H. Single
ton testified to finding packages of tissue
tickets in tbe ballot-box at Swimming Pen
precinct. C H. Moise and Marion Sloise,
white Democrats of Sumter, testified to gen
eral good feeling toward colored people in
the county, and non-interference of Demo
crata with the Republican meeting on Oct.
13. The former said he was disgusted with
the conduct of the Democrata in offering
violence to Sam Lee, and that the
tissue tickets in the Sumter box could
only have got thereby fraud. 8. J. Hanna, a
colDred Supervisor, testified to being assaulted
and driven from tbe polls at King's Tree, in
Williamsburg County. Pendergrass, colored
Deputy Marshal at the same place, was as
saulted by a party of Democrats, who, then,
without being sworn, voted tissue tickets by
the handfuL Other Supervisors testified to
being refused admission, to other polling
places in the county. R- E. Blair and J. W.
Johnson, Republican Supervisors at Camden,
Kershaw County, testified that the polls were
so crowded by whites that the colored people
could not vote, and a large number of tissue
tickets were found In the ballot-boxes. J. M.
Cantey and W. M. Shannon, Democratic 8u
pervlsora at the asme place, and W. D.
Grantbum, County Chairman, testified that
after nine in the morning the crowding was
over, and that everybody who chose to do so
could vote, and that many colored people ab
stained from voting at the instigation of their
leaders. N. 8. She! ton, Edward Benson, Pres
ton Thompson, and other Supervisors of Co
lumbia testified to interference with United
States officers bv Democrats; also to voting
tissue tickets wrapped up in large Democratic
tickets, and to fraudulent voting extensively
Cbablbstow, 8. C, Jan. 35.
Additional Republican testimony was taken,
showing tbe voting of tissue tickets wrapped
in large tickets at the various precincts in
Richland County. Gen. Johnson Hogood,
Comptroller-General, described the meetings
at Sumter, October 13, testifying that both
races were excited, and the whites expected to
be attacked by the negroes; the blocking of
tbe street by colored people threatened to lead
to trouble, tbe alarm bell was rung, but order
was restored with little difficulty. White
and colored Democrata from Sumter
testified there were from 1.500 to 2.000
colored Democrats In the county, and hun
dreds of them were seen to vote the Demo
cratic ticket. W. J. Whlpper (colored Re
publican), described the turbulent conduct of
tne uemocrats and the demand for a division
of time in Hampton County.- Three Repub
licans from Colleton County testified to Intimi
dation and the use of tissue ballots in that
county. In one large ticket there were fifty
nine tissues. This testimony was flatly con
tradicted by the Democratic County Chair
man, who swore to the thoroughness and
peacef ulness of tbe Democratic canvass which,
with the accession of prominent Republicans
aiter tne itepuDiican nominations were made,
gave the Democrats the county by a decisive
CiiAaxiSTOir. 8. C Jan. 27.
Tbe committee was occupied mainly in hear
ing Democratic testimony as to tbe conduct
of the canvass and election in Williamsburg
and Sumter Counties. State Senator Maurice
testified to the lukewarmnees and divisions of
the Republicans in Williamsburg, and to the
general bad character of 8waiu!the Repub
lican leader. Circuit Solicitor Hersch testi
fied to the same effect. Jack Eppa, a colored
preacher, testified that he abstained from
voting at the election, and is in consequence
debarred by colored Republicans from min
istering in Baptist churches. J. B. Chand
ler (white) testified that armed negroes sur-
niuuuvu vQuar owamp precinct, saying
the ballots should not be counted: the
ballot-box was sent off on a by-path while the
negroes laid in wait for it on the usual road.
Paul Ludwig, of Richland County, testified as
to tne pesceiuiness 01 tne election; witness
went tosumter witn the cannon on Uct.
13, and said that only blank cart
ridges were taken, and that one gun
was run up to . the court-house
without orders because a riot was going on.
uun iee. unan Beanie. Asorav jonnrni.
James Minns, Dick Wallace and Jim Tavlor.
colored Democrats, testified as to intimidation
of colored Democrata bv colored Republicana.
Edward Perry, a printer at Charleston, testt-
neu mat ne printed iu,uuu tissue tickets for
E. W. M. Mackey, Republican candidate for
congress at tne last election.
TO Tellew aa
Naw Oaxzina. Jan. 24.
Before the renresentatlvea annotated hv the
Teller Committee, M. J. Cunningham, mem
ber 01 tne Legislature irom Natchitoches Par
ish, testified that the general tenor of the tes
timony of witnesses on the Republican side,
to the effect that there waa a conspiracy on
the part of the Democrats to break up negro
meetings is unoualifiedl v false. There was no
organized band such as Blount described. The
evidence of the witness throughout waa con
tradictory to the Republican witnesses, except
as to Blount, Bred is and others being advised
to leave the parish, but the witness said the
cause was not political.
Nxw Obxeahs, Jan. 25.
J. P. Hartman. W. P. Broeeale. G. Moses.
William M. Levy and others of Natchitoches
Parish, called by the Democrats, testified.
They generally contradicted the statements
made by Republican witnesses ss to intimida
tion, showing they apprehended violence
threatened by negroes, and their action was
for the purpose of preserving peace, also that
many negroes voted the Democratic ticket.
LEGISLATIYE. . ...
Senate, Jan. 21. A number of bills were
read the second time and were appropriately
referred. Resolutions of respect to the mem
ory 01 tiou. wimam r. iteaa, onerea oy sen
ator Benson, were unanimously adopted. Mr.
atarsn, on wave mtroaucea a 0111 to compel
persons taking a deed for security on a loan
in place of a mortgage, to have the same
ustea ana taxea.
Bout. Mr. Lovelace introduced a resolu
tion requesting Ohio Congressmen to work
for such legislation as will enable, by money
advanced or otherwise, actual settlers to set
tle upon public lands. Referred. Tbe resolu
tion introduced by Mr. Bloom instruct
ing the Finance Committee to
certain the legislation necessary to
secure investments in Government bonds of
tbe large sums of money now lying unused In
the State Treasury, with a view to using the
accumulated interest in the redemption of
Dtate oonas, was aaopteo. nun lniroaucea :
Providing for a uniform system of text-books
in public schools; to allow general instead of
detailed description of lands in Sheriffs' ad
vertisements; to allow the killing of deer
from October 15th to November 15th. A large
numoer 01 puis came up tor a secona reaaing.
Senate, Jan. 23. A number of petitions
were presented and referred. Tbe Governor
sent In the nominstion of Frank M. Atkinson
to be Inspector of Leaf Tobacco. In place of
William C Watson, resigned. The nomtna-N
tlon was reierred to the committee on Manu
factures and Commerce, who reported favora
bly, ana tne nomination waa counrmea. a
bill relating to the procedure of Probate
Courts, giving the court ia Licking, and other
counties, concurrent jurisdiction in certain
cases with the Common Pleas Courts, was
HaM. Several petitions were presented
and referred to tbe proper committee. The
following bills, of a general character, were
Introduced : To restrict the killing of wild
deer between the 15th day of October and the
15th day.of Novemberof each year; making it
incumbent udbn the council of any village or
city where special improvements are to be
made, to give the property owners who are to
be assessed for the said Improvement twenty
days' notice, and to publish the resolution to
make the improvement in a newspaper for
iour consecutive weeks; auowtng tne persons
making a will to deposit the same with tbe
Probate Judge to be safely kept until after
ward delivered or probated; to prevent cruel
ty on the part of guardians or other persons
toward any insane person, idiot, blind, deaf or
dumb person under their charge; to subject
part of tbe wages of husbands to the support
01 their wives and minor children. Mr. Alex
ander's appropriation Mil waa taken up and
passed, as was also his bill making partial ap-
?ropriations for the year 1879. Bui passed:
o prevent the making of false or deceptive
statements in relation to the business of Are
Insurance; td consolidate the statutes relat
ing to Crimea and offenses; to allow women to
become notaries puoiic
Senate. Jan. 23. Bills passed: To allow
the engineer of th Board of Public Works a
vote In the action of the Board; to amend the
criminal laws to punish innkeepers, bankers,
brokers, attorneys, merchants or agents, who,
being' Intrusted with any article of value for
safe-keeping, shall fraudulently convert the
same to his own use; making partial appro
priations lor the fiscal year 01 ltv; to amend
the laws In regard to appeal proceedings In
the Supreme Court. Bills were Introduced:
To amend the lawa in relation to taxation so
that County Commissioners need not have
new maps of the county made; to allow tbe
taking of depositions in support of motions
for new trisls; to compel the keeping of .offi
cial abstracts of titles in counties where they
an already in existence.
Bourn. Several petitions were presented
and referred to appropriate committees. The
report of the special committee on codifying
laws, recommending that a committee of
seven shall take charge of each bill as it is in
troduced and out in shape for the codifying
work, was presented to the House, and after
much discussion waa not agreed to. Bills in
troduced: To limit the creation of -sub-districts
and special school districts; providing
for the -listing of the property of ice-pro-
Senate. Jan. 24. A bill was Introduced to
give fair officers police power during the fair
to make arrests for all violations of laws, and
to seize wagons, booths, etc., of liquor deal
era on fair grounds. Bills passed: House
lull making partial appropriations for State
institutions; repealing the law requiring
County Commissioners to have new maps of
the county made.
Bourn. The usual number of petitions were
presented. The bill to allow the Sinking
Fund Commissioners to invest the funds of
the State in United States bonds waa called
up, and after much discussion was put
on its passage. It was loet by a vote
of 50 to 41. Mr. Bohl's insurance reso
lution came up by reconsideration
and was adopted by a unanimous vote.
Bills Introduced: Providing for the superin
tendence of court houses and jails in certain
counties; to amend the act in relation to the
appointment and duties of a reporter of the
supreme uourt ana roe preparation ana ais-1
tributlon of reports; revising and eonsolidat
tlng the statutes relating to counties; to com
pel Assessors to take tbe postofflee address of
each person in tbe county, to be kept at the
County Auditor's office as a directory for the
use of county officers; to change the pay
of talesman of juries; increasing the extent
of the law In regard to perjury so aa to in
clude all oaths required by contracts ; author
izing cities of the third grade, second class,
to abolish city marahala and appoint captain
and lieutenants of police; to make it optional
with County Commissioners to have plots of
the county made; to authorize the guardiana
of idiots and insane people to borrow money
and give security in the way of liens and
mortgagee, to pay off debts of their wards; to
reduce the exemptions In personal property
from 9500 to 9350, and homestead exemptions
from 91,000 to 9500. The bill tor the Improve
ment of roads came up for a third reading,
aud after some discussion was passed,
Senate. Jan. 25. Bills introduced: To es
tablish Circuit Courts in the nine Judiciary
districts of the State with the same power and
jurisdiction as District Courts at present; au
thorizlug Probate Courts to commit young
women convicted of minor offenses to some
charitable institution in place of the jail
and to authorize the payment of a reasonable
sum for their maintenance; to compel insur
ance companies to fix the insurable value and
to describe all buildings which they may
hereafter insure. .
Boute. Several petitions were presented
and referred.- Bills were introduced: Giving
persons in the employ of the United States
Survey Corps right to enter upon lands with
in the State for the purpose of exploring, etc. ;
to amend the act for the protection of wool
growers and the confiscation -of dogs; allow
ing witness fees in criminal cases before
mayors, justices and police judges, notwith
standing the State may have failed to con
vict. Senate bill to amend section 24 ' of an
act for tbe relief of the poor was read tbe
third time and then passed. Mr. Norton, on
leave, offered a resolution providing for the
appointment of a joint committee of the
House and Senate to Investigate and report
upon the most feasible plan for tbe location
and erection of a house for indigent and des
titute widows of the soldiers and sailors of
the late war. - Laid on the table and ordered
Senate, Jan. 27. A number of bills were read
the second time. Bills introduced : Giving
property owners In cities and villages tbe same
rights in the matter of damages when a street
or alley Is opened as when a railroad: is run
through the property ; to authorize tbe arbi
tration of certain claims against the State in
reference to the Blind Asvlum: to allow pub
lic schools In cities the nse of water from the
water works free of charge; to amend the in
surance laws so aa to compel insurance com
panies to report for taxation the receipts of
cash paid agency to the auditor of the county
in which said agency UloeatedjnakungJnn
lawful for the employment V. -w. oer of
a Piuseustftig Attorney for-fa 4fea of a
criminal; authorising the employment of aa
additional deputy clerk for the Supreme
Bourn. Bills Introduced : To amend the
law relative to the prevention of empiricism
and elevate the standing of the medical pro
fession in the State of Ohio; making subscrip
tions to the stock of narrow-gauge railroads a
lien upon the land of the subscriber until
paid: providing that the Snoreme Judges
shall sit at the District Courts throughout
the State. Mr. Sturgeon, of Lucas, offered a
loint resolution instructing the Senators and
Representatives in Congress to use their in
fluence in procuring the - passage of the
necessary laws to carry into effect tbe
following principles: The abolition of all
banks of issue; the lssuelng by the General
Government of all money, metallic or paper,
the same being a full legal tender in the pay
ment of all debts, whether public or private.
and In amount equal to 930 per capita, at
least; the coinage of silver to be on the same
basis as that of gold ; taxation of greenbacks
and Government bonds: prohibiting the fur
ther issue - of interest-bearing Government
bonds; that Congress take Immediate steps
whereby the bonded debt of the Government
shall be paid off as fast as the same may be
come due in accordance with the contract un
der which the bonds were issued, and that the
Governor be requested to forward a copy of
these resolutions to each of the Senators and ,
Renresentatlvea in Congress. Laid on the
table and ordered printed. A resolution waa
adopted t nan king the President for signing
the Pension bill. The House then went into
committee of the whole on House bill No. 603
for codifying the laws in ragard to public high
ways. Considerable work was done, when
the committee rose and the House adjourned.
The Potter Committee.
Washthotoh, Jan. 23.
Unon the assembling of the Potter Commit
tee to-day. General Butler denied the state
ment that he naa aeciarea tne cipner aispatcnes
were in his possession all last summer and
that at one time he missed them from his desk.
It be made the statement he must have been
drunk or insane. Seblna Moses, a clerk in the
office of the Secretary of the Senate and for
merly private secretary to vice-rresiaent fer
ry, remembered the certincate from Louisi
ana called the Smith certificate. It was sup
pressed without objection ; did not know what
became of it. A secret session was held and
when tbe doors were reopened Mr. Butler
offered a resolution that tne committee re
ceive from him the cipher dispatches which
he shall present, and that a complete invento
ry of the same be taken in duplicate, one copy
to be used bv the committee and one to be
rgiven to himself, and that all cipher dispatches
soYeceiveu soau dc pnuwu iw iuc cguuuibKo,
The resolution was adopted. Mr. Reed of
fered a resolution reciting that whereas A. T.
Hewitt, of New York, In his place in the
House, after alleging that Samuel J. Tilden
has been charged with the cipher dis
patches, has demanded that lilden have
an opportunity to face his accusers before a
competent tribunal, therefore, resolved, that
a copy of this resolution, directing the com
mittee to Investigate the cipher dispatches be
sent to Mr. Tilden, and that Mr. Tilden be
allowed to be represented by counsel in the
same manner and under the same limitations
a person arraigned under the ordinary
resolution constituting this committee.
Tbe resolution was not accepted. St Mar
tin was examined at some length
regarding his affidavit already published. Wit
ness denied that he was instructed by Mr.
Stenger to report "not found," when he had
subpoenas to serve upon Republicans; Mr.
Maddox gave him the instructions. Witness
further denied that he ever intended to refer
to Stenger'soonduct. and said that the charges
made against that gentleman in his affidavit
were untrue. A great part of bis former evi
dence was declared by himself to be entirely
false and given at the instigation of Gibson
. Washiitotos. Jan. 34.
St. Martin was cross-examined before the
committee. He testified that the witnesses
were tampered with by Gibson, Weber and
Carter. Witnesses were promised various
sums, from 9300 to 9300 for contradicting
their evidence given before the Returning
Board. They were paia sou or sou oeiore tes
tifvtmr: thev never got the rest. St. Martin
admitted that he had been thrice indicted,
once for shooting and thrice for cutting, yet
he avowed that he had as clear a record as
any man In Louisiana. Witnesses' affidavit
was made a part of the records.
Wabhuiutust, Jan. 25.
The cross-examination of St. Martin was
resumed. He reiterated his former statement
that Weber instructed him to return tbe sub
poenas on Republican witnesses "not found,"
although he passed right bv their doors and
could easily have found them. He had no in
structions irom any one else in tnat respect.
Witness further stated that during the entire
session of the committee in New.Orleans Mad
dox, Gibson and Carter were busy influencing
witnesses ' by means of offers of money. A
resolution was submitted by Mr. Hiscock that
J as. E. Anderson be recalled and examined
touching certain allegations made by him in
an affidavit dated Oct. 30, 1878. The resolu
tion was held for further consideration.
WASHmoroH, Jan. 27.
The committee began the investigation of
the cipher telegrams. Clarence Carey, at
torney for tbe Western Union Telegraph
Company testified that certain telegrams were
placed In nis Charge wnen it waa proposed to
Issue subpoenas for their production before an
Investigating committee. The purpose of
nhudns- the teles-rams in his possession was to
avoid, it possible, their delivery for public in
spection, was aiterwara instracteu to ue
liver tbe messages to Captain Whituey, man
ager of tbe Western union teiegrann com
pany in Washington. Waa instructed to take
all dispatches of a political nature; out of
29.000 about 800 were in cipher. Over 800
telegrams were delivered to the Morri
son jommittee, anu witness tuuugut an
of them were- afterward returned and
shipped them In a trunk to New York per or
der of President Ortoo. James O. Green
testified to burning the entire contents of the
trunk containing the telegrams as received
from Washington. Prof. Edward T. Holden.
of the Naval Observatory, waa sworn to trans
late without divulging In any way tbe cipher
telegrams which were handed to the commit
tee by General Butler. A long discussion
here ensued as to the scope of the Investiga
tion, and whether the Tribune cipher only
were to be examined into, or all cipher tele
grams, no matter by whom sent. It waajunally
decided that the subject now under examina
tion should be proceeded with, but tbe com
mittee adjourned without eliciting anything
further of interest.
"What's your occupation," asked
a visitor at the capital of a bright boy
whom he met in the corridor. The boy
happened to be a page in tne House.
Pm running for Congress," was the
Alabama clears f 30,000. by hiring
out her convicts, and keeps only a few
in the penitentiaries. -