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AS. BOBELETETER, Proprietor.
CRIMES AITJ$ cnjmttmisr%#~
execution qv Wm. jR.jyltobjnson,
colored, for the murder of Elizh~Kay, colored,
two years since, took placjs at Bowling &reen
Va., fc the SJst ul\., in thOuEese^v ce_il 400
persons. The prisoner admonished his hear
ers to be ware of evil company and adhear to
the teaching of parents. He acknowledged
committing tihVdeed for Whiclv'he was to suf
fer, and said he was prepared to meet God.
At 12 o,clocITth*e cap waS'drawn over the face
and the unfortunate man launched into etern
ity. He died easily his neck being broken by
the fall.
Co^siaerarJle'excitehienf was created at
Cincinnati on the 30th inst., by the accidental
discovery o'/thebody Of Hon. J. Scott'Harrison,
who was buried the day "before in his famliy
vault at North Bend, in the dissecting rooms
of the Ohio ineidcal college. A, body had
been-stolen at North Bend within the week,
and a son of Mr. Harrison, accompanied with
a friend, was seeking it around the medical
colleges of Cincinnati, 'it was. not known
that Harrison's body had bee'n taken until his
son recognized it in the rooms of the Ohio
medical college. The janitor of the college
was arrested.
About 111 o'clock on the 81st ult, a
mob of about 20,000 people who had congre
gated to see what they could of the execution
of L. "Webb, the colored murderer, at Mans
field, Ohio, made a rush, overpowered the
guards, scaled the jail yard fence, and in a
few minutes had torn down a greater part of
the enclosure, Sheriff Ritchie telegraphed the
governor, notifying him of the act, and saying
that unless he hung Webb publicly the mob
would tear down the jail. The Governor re*
plied? directing him to car^y out the sentence
of the law. At 12:16 p. m. Sheriff Ritchie and
Sheriff Gay, of Knox county, appeared with
Webb'between them. Onieaching the out
side Webb glanced all around with a smile on
his countenance. After adjusting the noose
around Webb's neck and a short prayer being
offered, the drop was sprung. Lite was pro
nounced extinct in ten muiutes after the tiap
On the 29th ult., a party Of four masked
men boarded a westbound Union Pacific pas
senger train, just after it left Percy station
entered the middle sleeping car, and pi oceed
ed to rob the^fyassengers. They took a watch
and one hundred ,dollars from ,qne passenger,
fifty dollars and tickets fiom another, a gold
watch and thirty-five dollors. from the sleeping
car conductor. Atfthat tinie(some one pulled
the bell/ cord, and the lobbers becoming
frightened, jumped oft. They fired three shots
into the sleeper without injury to the pas
sengers'. They[ttruck one passenger with a
pistoh, cutting the scalp, some. It was, all
done in three, inbautes, and the robbers wer^
out of sight in the darkness ,before the train
stopped. The.(grc-und ,being wet their fiail
was discovered at daylfght,next morning, and
a large force of'armed men started in pursuit.
The'Union Pacific railroad company offer a
reward 9f $1,000 fpr the arrest of the robbers.
Afire aTEdinburg, Ihd., on the 29th ult.,
destroyed the building and hardware stock of
Harvey Lewis. 'Loss $15,000 insurance $6,-
000 in'the xEfna, North America and Hart
The Grosser Kurfurst, came in col
lision with the iron-clad Koeuig Wilhelm"
on the 31st int., three miles off Folkestone'.
The Kurfurst sank almost immediately and
her boiler exploded as she' went down. The
weatner was bright and the sea calnl at the
time Of the disaster. It is reported^ frbifa
Dover that only eighteen persons of,the com
plement of 460 officers and men on board the
Grossei Kurfurst were saved. Boats,' went
Irom shore and were sent fi6m other1
A special 'front (Gardner, fll., says tre-,
mentions wind storm passed over that place
and Vicinity jdn the 31st inst., which'.did a
large amount of damage. ,The barn of L.
Fuller was completely demolished and the
house carried about 40 feet and nearly de
stroyed. Jas. Mann's house and barn Was also
badly damaged. The houses, bams ami near
ly all out-buildings Of Aaron Scjroggs' were
entirely demolished. Everything on the farm
of Mr. Qstrame was swept away.'' At St.
James, McComb's place, considerable dim
age was done and Mrs* M,cC.omb killed. An
iron bridge crossing a stream near by was
ruck and aJgoodpartof4fc
it t-r
d&J$r?.r amTjaHfrB.-!,,
assist in the interment The remains of Capt.
Jacobs were found this morning buried in the
ruins,^nd Judge Donaldson, who wa.sjreport\
ed wounded last night, is dead, making so far,
fifteen deaths. The deaths of several others
are momentarily expected. At least 40 per
sons are seriously or mortally wounded.
Many strangers are there rendering all the
assistance possible. Stories Irouybhe ountr
in thetrack of the storm^northwatd are that
V.^jrowiilfg crops are^adly .injured, trees
'prostrated, s^octe killed, MidgesKblown down
but no houses are repsrtijp destroyed, or lives,,
James T. Maxfield, Mayor of St
Minnesota, died on the 29th ult.
Major J. C. Becht, Sheriff of Ramsey
"counTvTMinhesota, die~d"at St. Paul, on the
28th ult.
of the German fteelb to the assistance or the
drowning people, and it was hoped that more
lives^wer'e saved! ft'. v{ newspapers.
broken and twist-
ed and carried several rods down stream. A
number of other houses in* the'course of the
storm 'were badly injured, but no lives iost.
he TMes has specials from Richmond,
Mo,, which says the cyclone which passed
over Jhat plaeconthe 2d past., was the color
of steam, and,at tjimes the funnel shaped
cloud would break or open in places, and
emit what appeared to be black smoke, Jhen"
closed together1
again, ami with increased
pace continued on the march of 'destruction.
It first approached slowly, then faster perhaps
than a man- could walk, than much faster
leveling ^yerjthing in jits path with the
ground^, producing almost complete
destruction. The sound it produced was* in
fernal. resembling, that of a great cataract*
Debris of the' city h'as been found fourteen
mile* away. A perfect panic prevailed W a
time, 'but order and comparative calm was
restored for ia while, and the killed and
wounded provided for., The unharmed houses,
of cozens,were thrown open atjonce for the.'
reception of home W an,.,.
reception of home'esa sufferers Tnd"*
attention possible was given Sthem' Am^S'
fdren and, the
groans* of the dying, 'strong men shea* tears
to witness the general destruction and the
death and suffering of relatives and friends
The flayor of Jbe city calfcd for aid,for those
whqse homes and property have been destroy
ed, and tejegrams have already been received'
tendering assistance. The funeral of several
of ftciTictrrtis took* place this afternoon, and
the Masons of Lexington were piWn t' to
ill -Am I, a
?:.'im ly*i# Htyifa% 4%^#^M r.r'w U\ r-..,
At Narragansett Park, Providence, R,
,L., on pxe 29th ult., the race for the 2.24 class
^was won by Trempoline in three straight
heats. Best time, 2^4.
The executive" OommitteeMbf
the honest'
money league' of Chicago have issued a call
for a general meeting to be held at the New
hall house, in Milwaukee, on June 11, at 10
a. m., foi| he purpose of perfecting and form
ing -a (lopa) organization, and to make the
wDrk of, the league more extensive and
effective. Members of both political parties are'
invited, the league being entirely non-partis
an, i'
The main feature of the bill reported'
in the Senate by Mr. Edmunds on the subject
of the electoral vote for President and Vice
President, is a provision that no electoral
vote from any State from which but one re
turn has been received shall be rejected, ex
cept by an affirmative vote of both houses of
Congress, and that in a case where more than
one return is received from any State, the
votes only shall be counted of those electors
whose title of electors the two houses acting
separately shall cpneervently decide is sup
ported by the decision of the lawful tribunal
of such State, provided for by its legislature.
While the Emperor Wilhelm was tak
ing a drive on the 2d inst., some "Shots appar
ently proceeding from a house in the avenue
Under der Linden were fired at him. The
Emperor Was wounded in one arm and on
the cheek by buckshot and small shot. The
would-be assassin is a Dr. Nabejing, occupy-\
ing apartments No. 18 Under der Linden.
When his door was forced open he fired upon
and wounded the hotel keeper and tried to
commit suicide, but was secured. The em
peror's personal attendant jumped into, the
carriage and supported the emperor until the
carriage reached the palace. The emperor
was conveyed to bed and several grains of
shot extracted, causing great loss of blood.
The emperor suffered gceat pain, but never
lost consciousness. No serious apprehensions
were felt as to hiB condition.
Seventy thousand dollars worth of deals,
stowed away at St. tawrence wharves, Mon
treal, were burned h the 29th ult. No insur
ance. The wharves were' considerably dam-
John Kelly, an American contractor on
the Lachine canal, of the firm oi John Hickler
& Co., mysteriously disappeared with fifteen
thousand dollars in Canada cunene'y on his
person. Foul play is feared.
SA There has been no change in the state
of affairs in the strike districts of Lancashire,
Eng. The masters and operatives continue
obstinate and there is no prospect of an im
mediate accommodation of their differences.
TheNez Perces"" Indian prisoners are
becoming restless, and are looking for intelli
gence as to their future'.j They say that as
the season is so far advanced they are1
that any change that niay'be made will cause
Plymouth church examining commit-,
tee met on the 29th ult., and resolved to enter
tain chaiges against'Mrs. Tilton,of publishing
Cards slandering her pastor, arid violating her
vows in not submitting the charges to the
committee before publishing1
them in the
Th formal presentation of the bust of
Mazzini to the city of New YOrk on the 25th
ult., took place in Central Park, in presence
ol(a large and fashionable assemblage. The
bust is a gift of Italians resident in the United
States. Addresses were made bv Mayor Ely,
^m. Cullen Bryant ahd others. A dinner
and ball were given in the evening.
Troops have been ordered to Bpjse
City. Two companies will go from Fort
Canby, six-from Vancouver,' ahd all those at
Walla Walla. In consequence of the unsettled
feeljng among the Indians on the upper Col
umbia no troops will be,,withdrawn from
Wheaton's command there. Altogether about
500 effective men can be concentrated at Boise,s
but it will take two weeks for them to rea*
there. Gen. Sherman^ telegraphs Howard
that in the movements to" be made depart
ment lines'will be. ignored.
The sensation in Cincinnati on'the 1st
inst., was the suit brought agaui^t/the newly
installed postmaster J. P. Lodge by Jos. J.
Crane, who begs to have judgement rendered
,in his favor in the sum of $20,000 against post
master J. P. Lodge of Cincinnati, as compen
sation to himself, plaintiff, and penalty against.
J. P. Lodge for debauching the wife of the
aforesaid Joseph J. Crane .and alienating her
.affections. The petition sets forth that the
seductive proceedings' of postmaster Lodge
commenced in' October, 18(74, and have been
continued efficiently' and incessantly oyer'
since. It is' alieged, 'but not In the petition,
that postmaster Lodge has the "Woman in his'2d,
employ in the Cincinnati post office.
A ^fcpatch, from Gen. McDoWc 1 was.
arnivheadquarters oji the 1^/nst,
T^?* ffavhopefuljndica^on8,Qf a first, class
the 'Wails ofwomen' JSPm^^St "P? ^SHsj" && thrt
^nnare and theSannb^MianSna^ueen^jiking threats
to'tne settlers for sometinie past.' The letter
reports that the Indiansabove mentioned have^
gone into camp with aboui 20d warriors well
armed and equipped, between the pig Cammas
prairaeandthe Snakeri,arintJthe,laya beds.
The se^ttler^ counted sixty lodges of them and
twenty more lodee's of Buffalo Horse's wari'
riors have just ioined th^em. 'A detachment of
seventy-five soldiers had
!gone to protect' the
settlers, sent from Fort Boise. If trouble oc
curs Gen. Sheridan will work from Fort Hall.
-The subject.o Indian. Jraubleais.a
source of great attention at the war depart
ment. The secijetary.of war and the general
ofthearmyiay^.be^ in consultation with
reference thereto, and, the brief cabinet
council oh,the 4th inst ,Mr. MeCrary indicated
to th&President and members of the^ cabinet
his views and that of militanjr'COmmandeis re
porting to the secretary of war regarding the
seriousness of the Situation. Armjy^offlcers arc
convinced that there is danger ah&ad. It is
the opin|ojL a$ th& Ivar department that the
army force is far from rfBufflcietft "number to
accomplish all necessary to prevent outbreaks,
but reliance is placed upon the support troops
will receiye from frontiersmen. Troubles aa
the Rio Grnde"just reported ^cause as much
apprehension^s the Westren Indian outbreak.
Summary of the Trial of Judge Sherman
Page, the Tenth Judicial u(strict. Be
fore the imu8ofaStat Senate, Aitting1
as & Court ot Impeachment. +r
WEDNESDAY, May 29.^-On the opening
ofthe court Lafayette French was- cross ex
amined relative to the second ai tide, and ad
mitted that he had consented to striking out
the stipulation between himself and r. Kins
man, of which complaint had been made.
Mr. Riley, C. C. Kinsman. William Richard,
M. Cameron, E. O. Hull and James Grant
also testified as to Mr. French's suit and the
claim of Riley against the county which
Judge Page Fiad ordered disallowed. The
third article, alleging that Judge Page had
refused to allow Deputy Sheriff W. T. Man
derville compensation for his services, and
several witnesses were examined. Article
four, alleging that David H. Stimpson, a
deputy sheriff, had been insulted and humili
ated by Judge Page while in the discharge of
his duty, was taken uo and Stimpson was ex
amined. -His testimony was rather damaging
to himself as a public officer. A secret .session
was held in the evening, at which it was re
solvejd to cut down the compensation of the
managers to $5 a day.
THURSDAY, May 30.Testimony was
taken in regard to*the .Stimpson matter in
which Judge Pagfc ordered Stimpbonto return
fees illegally collected in the piesence of the
grand jurv. The bill of particulars to the
tenth article, preparad by the managers, was
presented, to which the defense entered a de
murer". The demurer was overruled by a vote
of 25 to 12. Article five was passed, without
prejudice. Article six was then taken up and
a large number of witnesses examined. Judge
Page is charged with having accused the
grand jury of being bribed for failing to find
an indictment against one Ingmundson, who
was thought to be guilty of an offense. With
out concluding the court adjourned.
FRIDA Y, May 31.It. A. Jones was the
first witness and testified\as to Judge Page's
conduct in the Ingmeundson case, and the'fully,
subsequent language used to the grand jury.
W. E. Wilkin testified as to the Judge's
charge relative to the alleged irregularities
in the auditors office. C. C. Crane, Levi Foss,,
A. D. Woodard, and W. H. Cranddl wer
also examined elative to the same matt er&
without developing any additional facts, after
which the court adjourned to Monday aftei
noon at2:30 o'clock.
MONDAY, June S'.The examination of
J. Ingmudson, Treasurei of Mow er county,
w,ag taken in hand. He testified as to his ar
rest for alleged malfeasance, and Judge
Page's conduct in connection therewith^ and
on thte eross'-examination gave a detailed ac
count of all the transactions of the, office
which led to the legal proceedings against
him. He admitted that he harBored hard
feelings against the judge, and had denounced
him publu ly. He had conti lbuted $50 towards
paying the expenses of his impeachment.
TUESDVY, June 4 The court received
and accepted an invitation to attend the com
mencement exercises of the State University
at Minneapolis on Thursday. David K. Stim
son testified as to his arrebt for contempt at
the instance of Judge Page. He had circulat
ed the petition charging the Judge wilh mal
feasance. Lyman Baird, R. I. Smith, Lafayette*
French, Joseph Scbwan and A. W. Kimball
also testified as to the same matter and the,oath
libel in the Pioneer Press. Article ten was
reached at the afternoon session, and objection
was again made to it on account oi its indefi
niteness ,by counsel for the defense. A bill of
particulars was filed as follows: 1. Of mali
ciously prosecuting P. T., Mclntyre, County
Auditor. 2. jOf maliciou&ly humiliating La
fayette 'Fren'dh, .Countt Attorney. 3. Of
abusing Gedrge Baird, then Sheriff of the
county. 4 Of publicly" reprimanding R. O*
Hall, Sheriff, for an alleged neglect of dnty.
5i Of maliciously Revoking the appointment
of C. L. We6t as Janitor. 6. Of angrily and
malicpusly abusing R. O. Hajl, Sheriff, for
alleged neglect in failing'to product,one
Huntley in court. 7. Of habitually refusing
to allow the Sheriff to appoint his own coujt
deputies. Testimony on lsevera of the speci
fications was heard, when' the court ad
journed, i
Foreign Afarket Keport*.
LojjpoF, June 4-The Mark Lane Exprm
Bays by the most hopeful observers it can
scarcely be said that the state of the wheat
and barley on low lying land is other than ex
tremely critical. Crops are weak, discolored
and rotten in some place's*rxom the prolonged
immerpjpn, and even on light lands the harvest
prospects are two or three sacks per acre worse
than, a month ago. If the rain speedily ceases,
and along Bpell of dry weather succeeds, some,
bat not all of the damage may be repaired.
Such an unfavorable change in the'prospects of
the English wheat crop would once have had a
marked effect upon prices, but so independent
has this country become of indigenous grain
that the reverse hag: actually) been the case, and
'values haVe receded, 1 to.2 shillings all over
the kingdom, both for English and foreign
produce. 'The immediate dilutes 6i this depres
sion are th enormous shipments from Amer
ica, with the splendid prospects of an abund'
ant crop this year and a feeling that our differ
ences, with Russia will be pacifically, adjusted,
The result is general stagnation,pf trade, wh^ch
has moved within narrow limits throughput"
the week. Wheat and maize are1
only salable
at a shilling reduction,, and ^ven then only in
retail quantities. Quotations are now at a
peace level. It is not impossible' that the re
vival of a continental demand may occur to
rally prices somewhat against the, depressing
effect of heavy prospective supplies from
America and Russia. Sales of English wheat
last week were 35,555 quarters, at 51 shillings
against 29,573 quarters at 68 shillings 6d
last year. Imports into the kingdqip. for the
wreek ending May 25th, 749,504 cwts of wheat,
and 9,908 cwts. of flour. **iO
*H ,i "rt*v
First Klnneaota.I h" i^leyfnth, Annual
Bemnloa at M*nfeato.'
The following cfrcular, which explains it-'
self 'has been issued:
,x^ a
DEAR COMBADK:The- annual reunk^n.
the First Minnesota Regiment association yfm
be an encampment, at Camp German, Manka
to, June 19th anid 20th, 1876, Yourself and
family are earnestly requested to be present
Dear comrade, the land is filled with milk and
honey, come atitf receive it "without' money
and without pr,iee," lor the citizens of Man,*
kato will be glaiiia receive,YOU,
St. Paul & gioux City railroad will issue
'*%&&&&* J$rit I HP
round trip tickets at three cents per mile and
Winona & St. Peter road for one-fifth usual
rates, JaB. CAKNON, Pres't.
-ftr Li. VGBMAX, HeC V.~ --("ua^fcwiiuii,*^,),^^
Investigating- the Election of 1S7
Under the Potter ResolutionJames K.
Anderson and Secretary'Sherman on
tbe Stand.
phe select committee of tile HouseW rep
resentatives to investigate tbje alleged^ frauds
i^ Louisiana and Florida, began theiir labors
o|a tije 1st inst. The cominittee sat! with
qpen doors. Messrs. Wilson dnd ShelMbarger
appeared as counsel' lor Secretary Sherman.
The sub committee to visit Florida, was an
nounced to consist of Hunter, Springer, and
Hiscock. James E. Anderson vas first call
ell to testify. At the time of the election he
was supervisor bf election returns of the
Parish of East-Fehciana, Louisiana. He
testified at length in regard to IransactToriis
in. the parish, in interviews with certain
parties, and in regaid to an attempt to get
him to enter a protest against the returns
by reason of intimidation having been used.
In reply to Marshal,. Pitkin he said intim
idation had (jeen used, buthe"did notj-knoV?
whether it h'ad been practiced* by Democrats*
or Republicans, and, that consequently he
was not prepared to make a protest. He
subsequently entered a protest and testified
as to various attempts- to have him change
and make said protest stronger. he
^ave the substance of an interview
between himself and D. A. Weber,
Bupervisior of election returns in West Feli
ciana and John Sherman. Mr. Sherman re
there is a crisis in which not only
Louisiana but the whoie country is involved
and it is a time when we want every Republi
can and every true patriot to 6tand by U6.
Now I hope you, gentleman, are going to do
that thing." Mr. Weber explained -that he
and Anderson had already done more than
the circumstances of the case would warrant,
and a great deal more than salefcy would war
rant .and that, if Packard became Governor
there was no possibility of their getting any
thing under the United States Government.
Mr. bhermn assured the witness, Mr. Weber,
that no danger lay in that direction, that the
Republican party had not been in the habit
of forgetting.jnen who stoodLby it in the hour
of peril. "Mr. Sherman," said the witness
"raised his left hand and said," "what I want to
saytoyouis, that if jou gentlemen, stand
firm in this matter, and let it run as it is, you
will find no cause to regict it." Subsequent
ly the witness wanted Sherman's verbal dec
larations and assuianqes in "black and
white," and accordingly he and Weber jknntlv
addiessed the following letter to
"SIK-We have carefully considered the ar
guments advaaced by you in our interview,
lour assurance that we shall be taken care of,
is scarcely specific enough. In case we pursue
the courhe suggested'by you, we would be
obliged to leave the State. Will you, there
fore state in writing who we shall look to for
the tultillment of these piomises. Respect-
(Signed D. A. WEBER,
'To Hon. Jno. Sheiman.
Mr. McMahon proposed to put in evidence
a copy of Sherman's letter in replv. After
strong discussion as to whether the copy of
Mr. Sherman's letter could be read and put in
evidence, Mr. Butler offered the iollowmg res
olution, which was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the paper identified by the
witness be read, but not lead nor given to the
public until Mi. Secretary Sherman may be
forwith called, and the paper shown, and he be
asked if he admits it to be a copy of any letter
written by him.
Mr. Sherman being notified of this proceed
ing, and invited to appear, did appear in re
sponce to such invitation, when the following
took place:
The chairman to Secretary Sherman.-Jas.
E. Anderson, the witnets testifying before the
committee this morning, stated that he had
received from the hands of D. A. Weber a let
ter purpoiting to be signed by you, of which
I now show you a copy. Will you now state
to the committee whether you ever wrote
such a letter?
Mr. Sherman, alter an inspection of the pa
per handed him, replied: I can only saythi^,
that I believe upon my responsibility and the
I have taken, I never wrote such a letter.
I have no recollection of ever writing such a
letter. If this letter was wi ltten it must have
been, if I am not mistaken, about the date on
the day when the returning officers first com
menced to open the returns. I think it was
on the 20th. At that time I knew1
but little
about the transaction. The papers had not'
been opened. I do not believe 1 ever wiote
that letter. At the' same'timd tbere'are (hings
in this letter that I would have written to
these, or any other men who were engaged in
tue performance of what I believed to be their
duty, if I had,been asked, but do not believe I
wrote that letter. 1
N EW ORLEANS, NOV. 20,1876.Messrs. D. A.
Weber and James E. Anderson: Gentlemen
Your note Of even date has just been received.
Neither Mr.Haye6 myself, the gentlemen who
accompany me, or the country at large can
ever forget the obligations under which you
will have placed us should you stand firm 5n
the position you have taken. From a long
and intimate acquaintance with Gov. Hayes I
am justified irf assuming responsibility for the
promises made, and 'will guarantee,you. will
be provided for as soon after the^tmqf #Tarch
as may be practicable", and in strdh manner as
will/enable you both^to leave Louisiana should
you'deem it necessary. Very truly yours,
The examination'of Anderson was resumed
and mueh correspondence was put in evi
dence, including several letters that passed be
tween him and Stanley Matthews, pertaining
to Anderson's claim upon the administra
tion for some lucrative appointment develop
ing the fact that though Matthews reeog
i&?i^ete^and expectations were not ealizfed,"!
that he
finally turned with scorn on Matthews and
the administration, saying ^m his letter to
Matthews of ?une(27,1877,, J4I
have ^nothing
further to ask at your hands, or of theCmonu
mental fraud who occupies the White Heuse,
A Washington telegram of June 2d States
that the evidence given on the 1st inst... was
the absorbing theme of conversation in Wash
ington political circles, ahd'^ave rise to'com
ments that sound in accordance with divei gent
political predictions. The committee at the
.instance of its representative Members has
subpoenaed Judge Campbell now a member of
tbe Dakota supremeeourt, but foimerly-judge
of the fourth district Court of Louisiana It
is claimed he will ^testify that Anderson, mid?
Ex-Marshall Pitkinhas also sheen summoned
as a witness in rebuttal of certain portions of
Andersons testimony. Anderson is at present
The Congress of Nations.
Inrit^e ffouse^ of ^Commons, on, t S
were laid o*jfrM1, The^b^ncejgLor o? the 'f^l&ffitm
'exeheouer-stated the^ocuments embrace the -iA
invitation of Germany tova-congress to be held
in Berlin on theratteoF JuneCfor si freediscus-
that all the great powers arj asked to assent to
a free discussion of the aforesaid treaty. Tho
chancellor confirmed tbe announcement thst
Lords Beaconsfield, Salisbury and Odo Rus6e31
willj-jepresent Great Britain in the congress.
"The undersigned, ambassadors of the Em
peror of Germany, has the'honor, by order of
his government,to convey to his excellency
the Marquis of Salisbury, secretary of state
for foreign affairs to her majesty the Queen of
Great Britain and Ireland and Empcess ojLJj&~
dia, the following communicatiowm cop^Tn-
^^ith^e inj^iativ^Jakea by phe ASuiftria-',
mngatran cabinet The%overimeJ%bf $his
majesty the Emperorfiias the honbr toflroppse
to thejpowersthat are^siglaatoriel of vlthe tijea
ties pSISoBjmd 1871, to meet in'congressi at
Bcrlnf to discuss tfieir stipulation's of thetifoe
hminary trfaty of San-Stefano, concluded'be
tween Russia and Turkey. The government
of his majesty, in giving this invitation, to the
government of her Britamc majesty, raider
stands that in accepting it the govjernmeBy of
her Britanic majesty cdnsfehts to-'admit free
jli^cussion^Gf the whole of the contents of the
treaty of San Stefan d, and tfiaV rTIi ready"to
participate therein. In the ey,ent of the,ac-,
ceptance qf all theA
powers invited, the goY-y,
ernment of his majesty proposes to fix the--*
meeting of the congress tor June 13. The
undersigned, in bringing the above to-the
knowledge yof his excellency, has, the honor to,
ask him to be good enough to acquaint'him
as soon as possiblesrwith ithe reply of ih
British government. ClT "T TJ,
The foliowing is Lord Salisbury's repl} to
the foregoing: *The undersigned her-^Maj-
eotj 's principal secretary of, s|ate for foreign
affairs, has the honbi4-
to acknowledge the
receipt of his Excellency's communiea
tion inviting her'MajestyJs'
government to?
take part in a congress at Berlui for the dis
cussion of the stlpulations^of the preliminary
treaty concluded ajt San S.tefanor, between
Russia and Turkey. The undersigned, tak
ing his Excellency's verbal intimation that
the invitation had been sent in the same
terms to 6ther powers who are signatories
of the treaty of Pans, and understanding-1 fc
that those powers assent to the imitation onr i
the terms stated his Excellency's note
has the honor to inform his Excellency tha
the government of her Majesty will bcr
ready to take part in a Congress ajfc the da,te
HOUS E, June 3.Bills were introduced^
and referred and the internal revenue bijl|^
onsidered. The evening session was devotod
to the life saving service bill.
SENAT E, June 4.Tke^eieet committee
on Mexicon relatione was .aiitiiCLBlzenV to1
fcjENATK, May 31-The repolution for/
fin:U adiournment on June 17 was received
and laid over. The bill for an appointment of
an additional circuit iudgo for Indiana and ,'t
Illinois was passed. The bill to contrm the
title to ceitain Chicago teal n^, in-.*
definitely postponed, ^l'he "egislative biU was
taken up, and after several amendments were
agreed to, passed. After considerable dih,c ut
siou, the bill to appropriate money lor the pay-,
ment of the Halifax award was taken up, 36 to
20. After considerable discussion, the senate
adjourned without action on the bill.
SENAT E, June I.The committee on
railroads, reported back the Senate bill,'
authorizing railroad companies to, construct"
and maintain telegiaph lines for commercial/
purposes, and tp secure the gpvernment use
the same for military, postal, and other pur
poses, with an amendment the natuie of "il\
the substitute. The bill to provide a fire
proof building for the bureau of- engraving,-
and printing and the mechanical branches of
the treasury and other departments, passed. 1
The concuirent resolution in regard to final
adjournment was taken up, the amendment
of the House, fixing June 17th as the day of
final adjournment was concurred .n veas 8S,
nay 17.
HOUS E. June 1.Mr. Harris from the^
committee on judiciary reported a bill giving
curcuit courts supeivisoiy iiirisdiction in cer-/ i
tain criminal cases. The following bills Aveiel
passed: The bill authorising the solicitor ef
the tieasury with the consent of the secretaiy
of war to cancel certain contracts for the sale
of land made at Harper's Ferry in 1869, to re
sell the same and sell or lease all other real
estate or riparion lights owned by the United
States at Harpei's Feiry changmgthe time for
holding the district convention for the Wes-i'
tern district of Pcnnslyvania to provide for &
holding the United States district court at
Kansas City dividing Colorado into three
judicial districts reorganizing the judicial dis
tricts of Michigan for holding terms of United
States district court for West Verginia at Mar
SENAT E, June 3.A resolution calling
on the President for correspondence with
Great Britain relating to the sistji article of
the treaty of Washington, which provides I
that joint effort shall be made to induce other
governments to adopt the three rules for the
action oPneutrals in the time 'of Va'r. The I
senate refused to take up thefelection bill 26
to 27. Minor bills were passed, among tbeni
that providingfqrtbe issue of arms- to ter
ritories. Mr. Spencer offered an amendment
,to the armv bill, providing for a militaiy post
in the Black Hills. The senate then consid-'l
ered the post-route bill. An amendment re
storing the franking privilege caused' some/
discussion and was rejected by a tie vote.
through the recess. The bill creating the
office of railroad commissioner was passed
Mr Burnside reported a bill to create a com
mission to reorganize the army. Several mi
nor bills were passed, among them one for aJ
military telegraph in Dakota and Montana.
Mr.gSpencer int-oduced a bill for 'a military
post on Milk river. The post-route bill was
considered and the army bill reported with
HOUS E, June 4 Bills were'passed fix
ing the day of election of congressmen se}
eral States 'also the time for holding courts,
-and relating to other unimpoitant matters.
The bill reorganizing the life-having service
VMU *f\sK*V
jnitfce of the whole on thVUVyU tariff bill1UIISdW an after
a brief discussion the bill .was, read a firstv s.
time. i I
*_ vi* i
Chicago Produce Market.
GRAIN,=-,Wheat. heavy anfTfo Id*Brfr|lftaBhJli
@2%c lower for options Ift Chitegoi^ufrtwffl
,*t $I.0S@1.06 cash closed at-$@9S%fe c4A 4ffL
5?4c June 92%@92%c Jnly No. S 87c rejected
72c Corn, in fair demand at lower rates high mix
ed 35c new do 83@334c new mixed 32a32Uc No
?mixed36ccash 36%c June 35^0 July: awte
August MUM at 34?i36.Ho June ieiectoa' 2U%S
Oate, unBetaedat23cca8h 22X@23o June ,l
Rye' BarieAl
^8JH July L*IJIW**W*x?dyS A
at $1.06@1.07 No. 2 aprfagj 107^ lS*l
Nprthwestem 1.08@1.09 No? 2 MUwiikw- i\i
lil6 No 1 aprlBg) &I>15 Sf^S^Sl'JL
ljl6@1.16 No/lloI2^^10
9 N^^TSS^V
ett whitej l^wMteMiclugMT^iTyS^!'^
Btey dull and unchanged^arieV att^tet tk
unchanged. Corn, receipt. 856,172 b^Xla hlaw-
^JN'' 8,H@c rtew^J
yeUcw48@5r 142,200feush- No 1 M^a0^c^No:a^oio^aId^^wi:
wankee 3034030^. ,ipiIxe4^S2tem ^li^,5SJ:
white western 30@36c
"W* 37J4@30c
firm mega f9.20@9l
Cut meats flrmer

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