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ST. PAI NEWS.
LEECH LAKE INDIANS.
Their Memorial to Gov. Hubbard Pre
sented by the Spokesman of
the Chief, Kay-Kwa-
Minneapolis, March 4, 1884.
To his excellency the governor, the great
chief of the people of Minnesota.
My Great Friend: In order that you
may recall my words to memory to help us
in our business I have caused my words to
be written on paper by one who understands
them in my own language and in whom I
trust to be true to us.
My people call me Kay-Kvxt-Clie-Way-Bin-
Utig (one whj Throws or Flings.) of the Pil
lager band of Chippewa Indians at Leech
Lake. I came a? the spokesman of the chiefs
and head men of my tribe to give you our
friendly shake of the hand, and to address
you upon mattors of great importance to my
people and to ask your assistance in bring
ing- about the satisfactory adjustment of
these matters as soon as possible.
The destitute condition in which we are
now suffering, and have been during all the
fall and winter has caused our Chief Ne
gan-e-bin-ace (Flatmouth) to call all the
chiefs and headmen of my peoplo at Leech
Lake and assembled in council ten days
ago, and after talking over about our des
titute condition and the injustice done to us
by our agent, and his overseer Major King
at, Leech Lake, pretending to act, as they
do^on behalf of and by the authority of our
greatfather at Washington and the govern
jngnt, and after further talking about all
matters in general, both actions and con
duct of our overseer King, which we believe
our great father at Washington is not aware
of the facts of the in wardness of things.
The chief and headmen of that council
there assembled have prepared a statement
of all the facts and complaints, and selected
and appointed me to come and address them
fo you and to ask you to aid us in
bringing the same before our great
father at Washington and to assist us in
bringing about the remedy as soon as possi
ble. First we desire to call your attention to
one great fact and one of the most import
ant facts that several contracts by treaties
have been made by our grandfather's chiefs
of our people with the great chief of the
white man, our great father at Washington,
and his commissioners appointed for that
purpose since the time the white man ap
peared among us (the red men) on the south
ern port of this land and either peaceably, by
force or otherwise, always have been com
pelled to yield to the demands of the white
man by being driven northward and give to
them the possession of our lands.
In all of these contracts or treaties we
have been promised with great many things
which have been written and printed and now
preserved in the yvhlte man's great law book.
That none of these promises and treaty
stipulations wei» ever fulfilled according to
agreements and we have received very little
or no benefit from them, but has been a
great benefit to the yvhite men appointed by
our great father at Washington and sent
among us to pay us aud fulfill all the condi
tions of the great, promises and agreements
in those treaties. That all these white men
through whom our annuity goods, moneys
and other effects have passed have become
rich men, by their plunders of the Indian
funds and have always been permitted to go
aud take away all his wealth with him with
out being punished.
These things have been permitted to be
carried on by these agents and all other
white men connected with it since the en
. aetment of the first treaties, aud more es
pecially during the last twenty years and now
is being carried on without restraint to
the detriments of our people to such an ex
tent that, unless a change of management of
cmr affairs is soon made, may result into
serious consequences. We have been com-
pelled to submit to all sorts of ill treatments
. and insults by our present agent and his em
ployes during all the time of his administra
tion without measure of redress, notwith
standing our repeated appeals by letters to
ourgrea't father at Washington for an oppor
7titriify to go and see him and there to sub
mit to him the facts and cause of our troubles
. and of the mismanagement of our business
- affairs on the agency, as well as the personal
un gentlemanly conduct of our present over
seer, Major King, whose words or statements
against us seems to be believed by Agent
Luce and by our great father at Washington
as being true, and our statements to the
contrary, untrue, we therefore appeal that
through you, that an investigation of all mat
ters be made and that we may be given an
opportunity to see our great father et Wash
Ington, to see that everything has been pro
perly reported and to further answer and to
fully state in detail such part or portion of
our troubles that may not be properly report
id and for the friendly adjustment of our
business affairs under the treaties and other
We have never yet received any bene
ficial results from any pretended investiga
tion heretofore made and we do not believe
that the true facts of things investigated ever
reached our great father at Washington, and
therefore appeal through you that our prayer
may be granted.
• Second. We present the following charges
which will warrant sufficient ground for the
immediate action of our great father in
Washington upon the matter.
Third. We charge our present agent,
Major Luce, as being a dishonest and des
potic man, unfriendly to the Indians. We
charge him with wrongfully and unlawfully
detaining a great number of shares of the
annuity goods, from wife, widows and chil
dren of absent or deceased Indians who were
enrolled as head of family or former pay
ments, and which goods and money were
not paid on account of the absence of such
person atthat payment.
Fourth. We charge our agent with creat
ing dissention and discord between and
among the Indians by reason of his persecu
eution and punishment by fine and impris
onment of those that find faults with his
management of our business and the liberal
assistance and treatment of those who will
Fifth. We charge Major King, our present
ovemeer at Leech Lake, as being a bad man,
morally and otherwise. We charge him, on
two specific different times, having attempted
to debauch our women, and to have paid the
woman a consideration in part for not tell
ing or exposing him.
Sixth. W*e charge Major King with wrong
fully and unlawfully taking and carrying
away from the agency warehouse several
blankets, shirts, stockings and other articles
from the lot of the annuity goods at about
8 o'clock, after midnight of the day, being a
day or two before the payment of those goods
were made to the Indians last fall of 188?.,
and to have concealed these goods, and a
short time thereafter to have, during the
night time, sent these goods by Mrs. King,
his wife, who was then going to some parts
in the state of Michigan.
Seventh. , We charge our agent.
Luce, of wrongfully and knowingly
permitting such a bad man as Major King to
. remain upon the reservation notwithstand
ing all-the charges that are being repeatedly
made to him against that man Major King.
Eighth. We charge Major King with having
permitted alcohol or spirituous liquors to be
taken into the agency at Leech Lake by
white men and permitting them to keep the
same and to have released them from under
arrest by the Indians police and permitted
them white men to remain and keep such
liquor on the reservation without punish
Ninth. We demand the opportunity to prove
oil these facts and a great number of other
matters against our agent and overseer King,
and the prompt action of our great father iu
their removal and the appointment of a bet
tor man, one who is acquainted with the In
dian character and ready and willing to hear
and help us at all times, in compliance with
our agreements made iu the 'r aties.
Tenth. We demand Itnnudi ite payment of
the damages made by the rctervoir claims be
: made to us liberally to fully cover damages
- sustained thereby.
Eleventh. We demand further that you
cause our complaint herein to be published
so that all the white men may fully know our
side of the story and to know that we have
reasons to complain as w<- flo, and that we
arc tutitled to oftr relief demanded and that
you may successfully assist in bringing such
relief as soon as possible.
These words and all of them are herein
submitted by request and authority of my
chief, Flatmouth, and others and their head
men for the purpose herein stated. I am,
WHERE, OH WHERE CAN HE BE ?
The Beautiful Bosworth Still Non Est
—Facts and Fancies as to His
Next to a clam, nothing can exceed the
secretiveness of the government official. The
truism, for such it is, has never been more
perfectly illustrated than in the difficulty ex
perienced in eliciting information concern
ing the French leave disappearance from the
post office department of Charles H. Bos
worth, who skipped out with a Clarendon ho
tel dining room girl last Saturday. Yester
doy the Globe gave full and complete par
ticulars of the gay young man's
escapade, and the story of
his sudden departure was read with absorb
ing interest and the romantic affair has
really been the talk of the town.
Up to the present time nothing has been
discovered as to the young man's wherea
bouts and it is pretty generally concluded
that he took good care to cover up his tracks.
About the last seen of Bosworth was by
Mike McNulty, the expressman, who carted
a couple of his trunks and some other bag
gage to the union depot on Saturday night.
This was about 7:30 o'clock and as stated yes
terday, Bosworth and the girl evidently took
the 7:45 o'clock train for the east, or they may
have left on the Northern Pacific express.
Yesterday a Globe reporter called on As
sistant Postmaster O'Brien and questioned
him as to the investigation into Bosworth's
accounts. He refused absolutely to speak of
the matter, other than to say that the inves
tigation had been concluded. It is definite
ly settled, however, that there Is a slight
shortage in his accounts, and it Is quits cer
tain that the deficiency is less than $1,000
and over §500.
The reporter also called on Special Agent
Childs. The latter was quite cnirpy and he
said that he had known Bosworth when he
was a member of the legislature from Good
hue county; this was in 1875 and he was at
that time considered a very promising
young man. In speaking of his accounts,
Mr. Childs said that it was not in the inter
ests of the government to speak of this mat
ter at present; he had known Bosworth for
some years and aftei all there might be an
excuse or a mistake. Further than this he
would not depose.
AT THE TEMPLE.
A Skilful Orator—Assaulted With a
Pie-Plate—A Couple of Trifles.
He had one of those peculiarly aggressive
mugs; his chin was short and stubborn, like
the lower jaw of a bull dog, and the nose
was long and peaked—a perfect daisv, and
yet he was only a tramp, but his flow of
language and the boldness of his speech
marked him as a man of some caste for his
genus. He was charged with having been
drunk and disorderly, and ffhen the court
called his name, James Doyle, he jumped to
his feet and asked to make a speech.
"Your honor," he said, "the policemen of
St. Paul must be men of extaordinary pene
tration to charge me with drunkenness; how,
I ask, can a man be drunk who has been in
the workhouse for nine days and who was ar
rested as soon as he gets out?" He then
explained that he had gone to the city hall
Wednesday night for lodging; on entering
the tramp room a mute known as the
"dummy" and two other men jumped onto
him; he resented the attack and was locked
up. The court asked him if he could get
out of town by noon and he said that he could.
Robert Reitzheimer, a wild looking Ger
man, wus up on the charge of assault. Pau
lina Duscheck, the complainant, a wrinkled
dame of a good many tough winters, took
the stand and amused the gang by her gib
berish and strange gesticulations, all in Ger
man, and her tongue went like a bell clap
per, it being impossible to stop her after she
had been wound up. She and defendant
occupy the same house, and the latter testi
fied that she threw a pie plate at him, acted
like a wild cat and broke into a room where
a very sick man was lying. He had merely
ejected her. The case was dismissed.
The case of Chas. Drum and James Flynn,
the small boys charged with stealing forty
cents worth of papers, was continued a week.
When the case of Joe Shaver, charged
with assaulting C. A. Johnson, was called,
tin? hitter did not appear and an attachment
was ordered for his arrest.
NEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Awards of Contracts Made for Excava
tion and Masonery.
The building committee of the chamber of
commerce met yesterday afternoon at the
office of Carpenter & Teltz, the architects,
there being present Gen. Sanborn, Gen.
rfishop and Capt. Berkey. The meeting was
for the purpose of finally awardimg contracts
for the new chamber. The bids acted on
were those heretofor classified as lowest, and
awards were made as follows:
Excavating and stone masonry, Lauer
Bros. .' Sio.onr,
Cut stone, Frontcnar Stone company .... 7.000
Brick work, l.ucien Warner 22,383
Terra C'otta work, Indianapolis Terra Cot
The contract as awarded Lauer Bros, was
8200 higher than the figures heretofore pub
lished as their bid, owing to additional
mason work required and that awarded Lu
cien Warner was SI.408 higher for the same
reason. The committee adjourned to meet
next Monday at 3 p. m.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
E. L. Dodge vs. D. W. Ingcrsoll; action
for recovery of bonds held in trust; verdict
of jury for plaintiff without retiring.
Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day.
[Before Judge Brill.]
In the matter of the appeal of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St, Paul Railway company to
the taxation of certain real property; con
tinued to next general term.
In the matter of the appeal of the society
for the relief of the poor to the taxation of
certain real property; on motion of appel
ant judgment was ordered in the case on its
In the matter of the appeal of the St. Panl
Sioux City Railroad company to the taxation
of certain real property ;eontinued to the next
Wm. Christophy vs. Andrew Buckhaltz;
dismissed without prejudice or costs to de-.
Adjourned to 10 a. m. to-day.
NEW SUITS ANI> PAPERS.
In the matter of the assignment of A. H.
Page to Frederick C. Abbott; voluntary as
I Before Judge Burr.]
R. Haim, assault; dismissed.
John Mason, drunkenness; fine of 85,
James Doyle, disorderly; sent out of
James Flynri and Charles Drum, larceny;
continued one week.
Articles of Incorporation.
Articles of incorporation were filed with
the secretary of state yesterday of the Co-op
erative printing company of Minneapolis,
which commences business March 1, 1884,
with a capital stock of So,000 divided into
100 shares of 850 each. The highest amount
of indebtedbess limited to 81,200 on the in
corporation and first board of directors are
Jno. R. Bergery, Francis G. Drew, Clarance
A. French, Geo. A. Leighton and Doror
.Judge U. J!. Selson for Circuit Judge.
To the Editor of the Globe:
The Republican party professedly in favor
of civil service reform has an opportunity
now to demonstrate their faith by their
works through Mr. Arthur. There exists a
vacancy on the circuit bench in this district.
Civil service reform calls for the promotion
of o"f worthy district Judge. R. R. Nelson.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBErJTlII^Y"MORNIF0, MARCH 7, 1884,
He has been on the bench for more than
twenty-five years, and has shown himself to
be an able and impartial dispenser of justice.
By right he is entitled to promotion, aLd
his vacancy can be filled by the appointment
of Gen. Sanborn, or any other competent
lawyer in the district. Where is the justice
in the promotion of a man over his head?
Every lawyer who has had business before
the United States district court can testify as
to Judge Nelson's ability and promptness in
the discharge of the duties devolving upon
him. If the president will promote this
worthy, efficient and faithful officer, the
friends of civil service reform will have great
cause for rejoicing. Reform.
THE BOYS IN BLUE.
Garfield Post G. A. R., Entertain
ment Druids Hall.
Garfield Post No. G. A. R. held a largely
attended and very interasting secial gather
ing in Druid hall last evening for the benefit
of its relief fund, which presided over as
master of ceremonies by Senior Vice Depart
ment Commander R. A. Becker, who after a
selection given by the First Regiment band
opened the exercises with the following re
Comrades and friends of the G. A. R.:—
This is an open meeting of Garfield post No.
8. I am gratified to see so many of our
friends and comrades present. As the pro
ceeds of this evening's entertainment are for
the benefit of the relief fund, I would state
that this fund is used solely for the purpose
of assisting needy and sick comrades, in or
out of our order, as well as their widows and
orphans. We have a committee on relief
whose duty it is to visit comrades or their
families, who need such assistance, and allay
their immediate wants to the best of their
judgment, after which they report the same
to the post at the next meeting. A number
of such cases have presented themselves to
us, since our existence as a post, and were
attended to as far as we were able. The G.
A. R. since its organization has expended a
great deal of money for charitable purposes.
It has built several soldiers' homes, one of
the most prominent is located at
Chelsea, Mass., and is presided over
by a veteran and a veteran's wife.
It is with no small amount of pride our or
ganization can look back to its charitable
work in 1883. The total amount expended
for that purpose reaching the large sum of
$106,907.74, relieving the wants of 5,422
comrades. The order in this state has abun
dant cause for congratulation in the exhibit
made during the past year. It is everywhere
evident that the old soldiers are awakening
to the fact, that the G. A. R. is an organiza
tion of which every honorable discharged sol
diers should be a part. Over 2000 old soldiers
have enlisted under the banner of F. C. <fc S.,
in this department, within the last year, and
hundreds are rapping at our doors for admis
sion. This is very gratifying, for as our or
der Increases in membership, the relief funds
of the different posts in this department will
also increase, and consequently more charit
able work can be accomplished by us. Thank
you, ladies and gentlemen, for your kind at
tention, I will close ray remarks, and call on
our comrade Wood and friend, who will sing
America, after which the programme of the
evening will be carried out.
A male quartet, composed of Messrs. A.
L. Drew, D. H. Tondy, E. P. Martin and S.
F. Kerfoot. of Hamline university then gave
a well received sample of their superior vocal
talant, which was followed by a song by Belle
Morse, a resitation by Miss Dunn, and a flute
duett by Comrade Wood and son.
Miss Agnes Green, of Stillwater, gave a
masterly recitation, descriptive of the slave
lad who preached the coming fire brand from
the steeple of the church of St. Mitchael at
Charleston, giving free scope to her descrip
tive, pathetic and emotional powers, which
was followed later in the evening
by a humorous colloquy supposed
to have taken place between several jokers
and their victims in the role of a set up job
of deafeness which just tickled the audi
ence, both young and older grown, clear
down to their toes.
A piccolo accompaniment in a selection
by the band was peculiarly fine, as also one
being beautifully rendered by what
is known as Stein's string
band. The recitation, "The Polish
Boy" by Fanny Bean, a sweet trilling song
by Fanny Oakes, the recitation "The Picket
Guard" and "DickSchneider's Ride" from
Red W'ing to save his whisky from the inter
nal revenue officers,.a recitation volunteered
by D. H. Tandy of Hamline, were heartily
Rev. Dr. Riddell made a short but very
pertinent address, having first by laughable
anecdote wrought up his audience into the
best of humor. The underlying tenor of
his opening remarks was to show that as
civilization advanced and its wants neces
sitated, it was supplied with the great forces
necessary to its progress. Thus, when the
late war came Upon us it was found that
there were unrecognized treasures of patriot
ism which were undreamed of, lying until
then dormant iu the souls of men in this
nation to preserve it to freedom.
While the soil of Europe had been sown
thick with the dust of men to sustain the
power of monarchies, our wars had been to
conserve the rights of personal and national
liberty; to establish the idea that a man was
a man in which there was no human owner
ship, whatever be the color of his skin, and in
which the lives of freemen had been laid
down to establish alone the divine rights of
Foreigners had flung at us that our coun
try was crude and raw because we had no ivy
green castles and no Westminster Abbey.
But our new soil needs no such antiquity to
give it glory, for in place of such we have
the hallowed graves of those who fell for free
dom 's sake in freedom's battles, the wreaths
of laurel which crown, will never fade.
The speaker closed with words of heartiest
commendation of the object for which the
audience were gathered together there and
said it would be a dark day for this country
should it ever forget its dead or its living
soldiers of the !ate war.
The exercices closed with the song "Good
Night"' by the Hamline quartette and "Amer
ica"' by the band.
Real Estate and Building 1.
Sixteecn transfers of real estate were filed
for record with the register of deeds yester
day, the aggregate considerations amounting
to $;iS,2S0. Following are the transfers:
UEAL' ESTATE TltANSFEKS.
('has O Greene to Agnes II 'Stuhl, lots No. 5,
and (>. block 12, Dawson's addition, $250.
Marie Mueller to Louise Weide, lots 7 nnd fL
block 3, DeBow, Smith, Risque & Williams' ad
Louisa Weide and husband to Peter Ole John
son, lot 24, block 7, Arlington Hills addition,
M Ancrbach to Clifford B Deacon, lot 10, block
10; lot 8, block 38, Ancrbach's addition, §;>00.
Mary .1 Jacob and husband to ('has Fantle, lot
3 and E 5 feet of lot 4, block 10, Kittson's ad
Louisa Weide and husband to Marie Mueller,
lot 10, block 7, lots 18, 19, 20, block 12, lots 12,
13, 14, 17, 18, 25, 28, Mock 14, lot 11, block 22,
lot 7, block 2fl, lots 14, 15, 10, block 30, Arling
lon Hills addition, $5,350.
Geo. Decker to Paul Quehl, lot 2 block 4,
Rice's second addition. $700.
Paul Quehl to Philip Klein, lot 2 block 4 Rice's
second addition $900.
Wm. Dawson, et al., to Gustaf Laudvall, lot 8
block 7, Terry's addition $350.
l"ri L Lamprey to Wm Smith, lot 8 block 11,
Bazille & Robert's addition, $1530.
John Kerwin to Carl Carlson, lot 13 block 1,
De'rvey, Drake <5fc Pence's addition, $550.
Andrew Simpson to Edmund Smith, s e >£ of
s e hi of section 3, town 30, range 23 west, £500.
Robert A. Smith to Wm. Dawson, lots 7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 12. Dlock 7, and lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,
block 79, Banning & Olivier's addition, $1,000.
A. H. Bnnde to Moritz Anding, lots 4 and 5,
block 3, DeBow, Smith R and W's addition,
James A. Chandler to John A Bailey, lot 6 and
7, block 8, DeBow R & W's addition, $2,000.
Arthur B Cruickshank to Philip H Sims, lot 4,
block 11, Dewey, Bass& R's addition, $2,500.
Cythera A. Stees to Anthony Yoerg, Jr., lot 17,
block 198, Irvine's addition to west St. Paul.'
The following permits were Issued by In
spector Johnson yesterday:
Thomas W. Joyce.one and one-half story frame
house and store, on Mendota street, between
Conway and Point Douglas, $700.
Enos Wooding, two story frame dwelling, on
Smith street, between Forbes and Dbuglas,$l,400.
James Blalkie, three-story frame dwelling, on
the erst side of Oakland street, between "Sum
mit and Grand avenues, $14,000.
Charles Fredricks, one and one-half story
frame dwelling, on Cook- street, between Park
and Sylvan, $250.
Mrs. Tourgee, editor of the Continent, has
n early recovered from a dangereous illness.
STAR ROUTE CASES.
Ex-Attorney General MacVeagh
drives His Narrative of
Dorsey, Brady, Kellogg and Other
Prominent Republicans En
gaged m the Steal.
Their Strenuous Efforts to Defeat the Inten
tions of President Garfield.
They Find Arthur a Willing Tool in Their
Hands, and MacVeagh Retire*.
Washington, March 6.—Ex-Attorney
General MacVeagh continued his testimony
before the Springer committee, relative to
his connection with the star route cases.
Those cases would present themselves to
anybody's mind as having very grave politi
cal complications. One of the gentlemen
accused (S. W. Dorsey) has been a United
States senator ■ and an active mem
ber of the Republican party in the. recent
canvass. Another gentleman, whose name
was the subject of common rumor was then
a Republican United States senator, (W. P.
Kellogg) and at that time the
senate was Republican by one
majority. In addition, there was a
perfectly well marked and universally known
division of opinion in the Republican party.
MacVeagh remembered explaining very fully
to President Garfield, in the presence of the
postmaster general, the very great gravity of
the initial steps of the investigation. At first
appearance the figures were so startling, and
the uniformity of the evidence of mismanage
ment so apparent, it seemed to him that
the chief executive, Garfield, should consider
before taking any steps from which retreat
would be impossible what the consequences
of that step would be; if he (MacVeagh) were
joined to the cases, and started them
there was no way stopping them, a short ex
haustive examination before jurors, except
the resource the president always had, of dis
pensing with the attorney general's services,
and that might be embarrassing also, but it
was one of the misfortunes of the case. Mc-
Veagh said, up to this time no efforts had
been made to secure indictments of the
three gentlemen most prominently mention
ed, Dorsey, Brady and Kellogg. It was then
absolutely impossible to make an intelligent
presentation of the cases.
I had said to Dorsey and his counsel, Mac-
Veagh continued, that we had no charges to
formulate which evidenced guilt. He had al
so started a train of inspectors to investigate,
but not until they reported could we tell what
. ought to be done. I had no doubt, unless
there was something to change the impres
sion given by the records, we would have to
proceed against these gentlemen. ..;
Witness entered into details of the pro
posed manner of conducting the details of
the prosecution. He said on one occasion he
found himself, without prearrangement, how
ever, at the postoffice with Postmaster Gen
eral James, Dorsey and Ingcrsoll. It was
then supposed an investigation through a
regular judicial channel would be feasible.
This prosecution,MacVeagh said,wasa source
of anxiety, and might I say distress to Presi
dent Garfield. It was understood he favored
a prosecution in the courts. Other methods,
however, of correcting the wrongs we were
pursuing were suggested. Dorsey asked me
if I proposed to disregard the wishes of the
president. I answered I had no knowledge
the president wished any other method of
procedure than the ordinary channel.
I went to an eastern college to see my boys
graduate, but received a telegram summon
ing me back immediately, to counteract the
efforts of Dorsey and others to have me
turned out of the cabinet. If I replied at all,
I said that the object was not near enough to
my heart to shorten my visit, aud I did not
come back until I expected to. I was told
that vigorous efforts had been made to turn
me out on. the ground of base conduct, it
even being intimated I had been engaged in
a plot to steal papers sent to the president.
I was only interested to know if the president
had seen fit to receive such charges. He
said he had declined .them. These
charges had been made by Rerdell. Before
the death of the president I thought it un
duly to remain, after his death 1 thought it
my duty to leave. I was known to have
been in very ardent political sympathy with
President Garfield on all questions about
which the Republican party was so strenuous
ly divided, almost into two hostile cam [is. at
Chicago. Upon every one of tho&e questions
I had been in as hearty accord with him, as
I have been in hearty audstreiiuousopposition
to President Arthur. Mr. Arthur was well
known to entertain and to have given ex
pression to a very low opinion of
of whom I was one. and I was known to
have long entertained and frequently ex
pressed ray low opinion of practical poli
ticians, of which he was one, and these gen
tlemen certainly must have seen that the
president, who had called me here, and had
sustained mo under great obliquy and abuse
in these prosecutions, being now dead and
buried. I was in no position whatever to
bring to these cases the requisite moral sup
port. The opinion of these gentlemen were
intensified by the newspapers edited by
Hastings and Gorham. They had steadily
taken the side of Arthur, and as steadily op
posed mc with as mean words as their tongues
could express. When Arthur came here I
found him in close affiliation with
these editors. When you gentlemen
consider these things, and when you
sse the condition of _Affairs as they existed
in the District of Columbia. I think you can
see the impropriety of my remaining in the
prosecution against, such gentlemen. At
first. President Arthur agreed with Gorham
and others, that I ought to retire, but sub
sequently saw his way clear to ask me to re
main. The reports of unfriendliness be
tween Arthur and myself were untrue.
Nothing but the utmost kindness and friend
MacVeagh said he desired to have District
Attorney Corkhill rctnoyedj, but "the presi
dent differed with him, and said Corkhill
should remain to prosecute Guiteau. Wis
ness did not consider $laQ per day an un
reasonable compensation for an attorney in
the star route cases.
"It was report-d that Garfield proposed
your removal from the cabinet." said Spring
er. "Will you explain .t.i.a.'"'
'T came into the cabinet as-President Gar
field's choice. 1 never allowed anybody to
ask the president for my appointment, and
took means to let him know .1. did not seek
the place. I cannot believe he contemplated
any such act. If he did. I made it easy for
him at one time to dispense with my ser
vices. He made an appointment in my de
partment while I was absent that I objected
to. He knew I mcaht- to go out if
the appointment remained. I had tendered
and pressed my resignation. -Ttie night be
fore he was shot he was exceptionally kind
and cordial. I had no reason to doubt from
the moment I entered the cabinet till he died
that I had his confidence to the fullest extent.
He complied with my wishes in the case of
the appointment, and induced me to re
Ex-Senator Spencer is expected to appear
before the" committee to-morrow.
The Shakespearian recital at the Y. M. C. A.
rooms last evening drew out a large audi
ence. The opening selection, a piano solo,
by Mrs. T. W. Forbes was finely rendered.
The essay on Shakespeare by L. S. Armstrong
was well received as was also Hamlet's in
structions receited by Owen Morris. Messrs.
Swift and De Guiscard sang the Pilot re
markably well. The extract from Antony's
oration by Miss May D'anse and the inter
view between Hamlet and his mother, the
Ghost, by Miss Henrietta Haas, were both
given with excellent expression. Rondo
capriccioso from Mendelssohn executed by
Mrs. A. S. F. Kirby received a hearty welcome.
C. G. Harrison, in reciting the fall of Cardi
nal Wolseley, did it with ease and precision.
The quarrel scene between Brutus and Cas
sias, was very well givenbv Mrs. B. Vaughan,
Miss K. H. Caig. The Queen of the Night,
was nicely sung by Missses A. Brors, S. and
M. Spangler. Considerable expression was
exhibited in Clarence's Dream as recited by
Mr. Sephton. Mr. Swift sang the Yeoman's
Wedding Song, very sweetly. The scene
from Macbeth was finely recited by Miss A.
E.Barwise. The closing exercise was a piano,
solo, Schumann's Grillen, which was artisti
cally rendered by Mrs. Kirby.
Mrs. Chanfrau in "The Bankrupt's
Wife" Last Evening.
The opening performance of the Chanfrau
engagement at the Grand last night, was
witnessed by only a fair-sized audience.
The attraction was the drama, "The Bank
rupt's Wife" in which Mrs. Henrietta
Chanfrau was introduced as Grace Shirley,
the heroine of the plot. The play possesses
nothing of extraordinary force or strength,
and yet it is marked by a uniform symmetry
as to dramatic requisites that invests it with
sustained interest and merit. In plot and
situations it has been compared to the recent
exotic, "The Silver King," and it must be
confessed that between the plays
there is a marked similarity,
the play under consideration, however,
possessing the merit of precedence and
originality, inasmuch as it was produced
several years before the latter drama was
thought of. The first act introduces Dosey
Shirley in the midst of luxury and surround
ed by a happy family. It also introduces a
brace of villians, who control the bank over
which Shirley presides, and who, from con
trary motives, concoct a scheme to effect his
In this they succeed, effecting his financial
ruin and blighting his reputation. To spare
his family the impending disgrace he em
braces the inconsistent relief of suicide by
jumping into a river. He is picked up by a
foreign bound ship, and in distant lands he
amasses a fortune. Returning he confronts
his traducers, is restored to his family and
society, and all ends happily.
The impersonation of Mrs. Chanfrau was
artistic, refined and beautiful. She enacted
the first scenes with charming repose and
grace and was finished thronghout. Her
costumes were models of elegance. The
character of Anson by Mr. Tayleure, author
of the comedy part of "the play," was next in
prominence. He gave an easy, gaaceful and
finished, but not an exactly typical portrait
ure of the modern newspaper reporter.
What he did was done gracefully
his acting in the third act, where he proposes
to the widow, being delightful for its blend
ing of nervousness and^ang froid.
Mr. Hall played the role of Shirley and he
played it well.
Little Maud, taken bv a fivfe year old
cherub, was delightful for its artless' naivete.
The characters by Miss Hight, Miss Nelson,
and Miss Gilpin were all enacted in a prais
worthy manner. The same may be said of
Messrs. Willis, Verney and Owen, the cast
being very even.
This evening Mr. Chanfrau and the com
pany will give the popular play the "Arkan
The sale of seats for the engagement of
Haverly's Mastodon minstrels, opens at the
Grand to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
G. C. Frisbie, of Kieth, Montana, a prom
inent stock raiser in that territory, is the
guest of E. D. Buffington.
The parties who are endeavoring to estab
lish a literary society in this city are meet
ing with most gratifying success.
The members of the Stillwater Choral
union are justly somewhat elated over the
fresh laurels won at St. Paul on Wednesday
Prof. H. Luro, formerly musical director
of the. Stillwater manerehor, left here last
evening for East Saginaw, Mich., having ac
cepted a similar position with the Germania
society of that city. The departure of the
professor is greatly regretted by his many
friends in Stillwater, where he has succeeded
in establishing a most enviable reputation,
not only as a gentleman but as a musical in
structor as well.
The. lots on the West Side of Main street,
between Mulberry and Commercial avenues
was surveyed yesterday for a skating rink.
The buiiding will be 66 feet wide and 104
long, and to cost between 84,000 and 85,000
when completed. A part of the lumber
for the new structure is already
ou the ground. The work, It Is stated",
will be commenced forthwith aud hurried
to completion as soon as possible.
The engineers of the Wisconsin Central
railroad are expected to return to this city by
the middle of next week, when it may be
possible to obtain reliable information con
cerning the final location of the road referred
to. As a matter of course the managers of
the Central have a perfect right to run their
line three miles north of this city if they so
prefer, but the general opinion seems to be
that such a course would not he for the best
interest of the Central Co., so far as the busi
ness of Stillwater is concerned.
GUITEAU'S EMPHATIC DENIAL
Counsel Reed Bears Evidence That
Guiteau Had no Accom
NEW York. March G.—Charles H. Reed,
counsel for Guiteau, was seen iu his office to
day. He said: "Yes, I have read in the
newspapers the statement of ex-Postmaster
General James before the committee in
Washington, which conveys the impression
that the star route prosecutions were in some
measure the cause of the shooting of Presi
dent Garfield. I am therefore willing to
have published for the first time some con
reflations which occurred between Guiteau
and myself while I acted as his Attorney.
On several occasions when alone with Gui
teau I asked him if he had any accomplice,
or it any person knew he thought of
shooting the president. He always answered,
in the most emphatic manner. "No! Nooue
but God and mc knew anything about it."
One day before he was executed, when I
saw him for the last time, I said to him.
••Guiteau. aii hope of saving you is gone,
anil you must die to-morrow. Now, 1 ask
you again, had you any accomplice, or did
any person beside you know anything about
your intention to kill the president?" With
a wild light in his eyes, which was Impossi
ble of simulation, be replied: "No! No!
No one but God and me knew anything
about it. as I have often told you. Tnat is
theI truta, as I expect to meet my Cod to
Coli-mik-s. O.. March0.—Tne Prohibition
state convention assembled with a moderate
attendenec to appoint delegates to the na
tional convention at Pittsburg on May 21.
J. W. Sharp was chairman, L. B. Logan, sec
ret >.ry. Tliev denounce the Scott law and
•all sumptuary measures except Prohibition.
The usual committee's were appointed at the
forenoon session and a number of speeches
At the afternoon session the delegates to
the national convention at Pittsburg on May
21, were selected, one from each district,
ami the following at large: G. S. Stewart,
.1. A. O'Dett, Geo. P. Burwcll, Ariel Cox, N.
S. Caswell. J. S. Mouscr, Thos. Evans. Jr.,
Miss Mattie McClelland, Brown Mother.
Stewart F. Schumacher. F. C. Payne, J. W.
Roseborough, J. M. Myers. The delegation
were instructed to use ali honorable means
to secure the nomination of G. T. Stewart,
of Ohio, for president. A systematic plan
for the organization of the state by counties
A Reception to Schultz.
St. Louis, March C—Lieut. Schultz, of
the Siberian expedition, received a notable
reception on 'change to-day, The great hall
was nearly filled with citizens of all classes,
many of them ladies. The lieutenant was
introduced from the rostrum by President
Francis and Hon. Erastus Wells, who ap
pointed Schultz to Annapolis accademy
when he represented St. Louis in congress.
They also made brief speeches, both highly
complimenting the lieutenant for his noble
service, and tendering him a hearty welcome
back home. The lieutenant replied in a very
brief, modest speech, thanking his fellow
citizens for their kind attentions, after
whichhe was introduced on the floor of the
exchange, and received numerous congratu
lations on his safe return.
Montgomery, Ala., March 6.—Chairman
McKelroy, has resigned from the Democratic
state committee, being a candidate for nom
ination for governor before the state con
COTJSIX SAXX.Y DIXLIARD.
Scene — A Court of Justice in North Carolina.
A beardless disciple of Themis rises, and
thus addresses the court: —"May it please
your Worships, and you, gentlemen
of the jury, since it has been my
fortune (good or bad, I will not say) to exer
cise myself in legal disquisitions, it has never
befallen me to be obbged to pros
ecute so direful, marked, and
malicious an assault—a more willul, violent,
dangerous battery—and finally, a more dia
bolical breach of the peace, has seldom hap
pened in a civilized country; and I dare say,
it has seldom been your duty to pas3 one so
shocking to benevolent feelings, as
this which took place over at Capt.
Rice's in this county. But you will
hear from the witnesses."
The witnesses being sworn, two or three
were examined and deposed—one said that
he heard the noise, but did not see the fight:
another that he had seen the row. but didn't
know who struck first; and a third, that he
was very drunk, and couldn't say much
about the scrimmage.
Lawyer Chops. I am sorry gentlemen, to
have occupied your time with the stupidity
of the witnesses examined. It arises, gen
tlemen, altogether from misapprehension on
my part. Had I known, as I now do, that I
had a witness in attendance, who was well ac- ■
quainted with all the circumstances of the
case, and who is able to make himself clear
ly understood by the court and jury, I
should not so long have trespassed upon your
time and patience.. Come forward, Mr. Harris,
and b? sworn.
So forward, comes the witness, a fat,
shuffiy old man, a "leetle" corned, and took
his oath with an air.
Chops. Harris, we wish you to tell about
the riot that happened the other day at Cap
tain Rice's; and as a good deal of time has
already been wasted in circumlocution, we
wish you to be compendious, and at the
same time as explicit as possible.
Harris. Adzaetly (giving the lawyer a
knowing wink, and at the same time clear
ing his throat). Captain Rice, he gin a
treat, and cousin Sally Dilliard, she came
over to our house and axed me if my wife
she moutn't go. I told cousin Sally Dilliard
that my wife was poorly, being as how she
had a touch of the rheumatics in the hip, and
the big swamp was in the road, and the big
swamp was up, for there had been a heap of
rain lately; but. howsomever, as it was she,
cousin Sally Dilliard. my wife she mout go.
Well, cousin Sally Dilliard then axed me if
Mose he moutn't go. I told cousin Sally
Dilliard. that he was the foreman of the crap,
and the crap was smartly in the grass: but.
howsomever, as it was she, cousin Sally Dill
iard, Mose he mout go—
Chops. In the name of common sense.
Mr. Harris, what do you mean by this rigma
Witness. Captain Rice, he gin a treat.
and cousin Sally Dilliard she came over to
our house and axed me if my wife she
moutn't go? I told cousin Sally Dilliard—
Chops. Stop, sir, if you please; we don't
want to hearanything about your cousin Sally
Dilliard and your wife—tell us about the
fight at Rice's.
Witness. Well, I will sir, if you will let
Chops. Well, sir, go on.
Witness. Well, sir. Captain Rice he gin a
treat, and cousin Sally Diliia-d she came
over to our house and axed me if my wife
she moutn't go—
Chops. There it is again. Witness, please
Witness. Well, sir, what do you want?
Chops.—We want to know about the fight.
and you must not proceed in this imperti
nent story. Do you know anything about
the matter before the court '.
Witness. To be sure I do.
Chops. Well go on aud tell it, and noth
Witness. Well, Captain Rice he gin a
Chops. This is intolerable. May it please
the court, I move that, this witness be com
mitted for a contempt; he seems to be trifl
ing with this court.
Court. Witness, you are now before a
court of justice, ami unless you behave your
self in a more becoming manner, you will
be sent to jail; so begin and tell what you
know about the light at Captain Rice's.
Witness. [Alarmed.] Well, gentlemen,
Captain Rice he gin a treat, and cousin Sally
, Chops,; I hope the witness may be.order
ed into custody.
Court. [After deliberating.] Mr. Attor
ney, the court is of the opinion that We may
save time by telling witness to go on in his
own way. Proceed,, Mr. Harris, with your
story, but stick to the point.
Witness. Yes, gentlemen. Well, Cap-,
tain Rice he g; n a treat, and cousin Sally
Dilliard she came over to our house aud ax
ed rnc if my wife she moutn't go? I told
cousin Sally Dilliard that my wife she was
poorly, being as how she had the rheumatics
in the hip, ami the swamp was up; but how
somever, as it was she. cousin Sally Dilliard,
my wife she mout go. Well, cousin Sally
Dilliard then axed me if Hose he moutn't go
I told cousin Sally Dilliard as how Mose—he
was the foreman of the. crap, and the crap
was smartly in the grass—but howsomever,
as it was she, cousin Sally Dilliard, Mose he
mout go. So they goe-on together, Mose,
my wife, and cousin Sally Dilliard, and they
come to the big swamp, and it was up, as I
was telling you: but being as how there was
a log across the big swamp, cousin Sally
Dilliard and Mose, like genteel folks, they
walked the log; but my wife, like a confound
ed fool, hoisted her coats and waded through.
And that's all I know about the fight.
"MAKRY ME OK DIE."
An Insane Ctrl 'fries to Maintain Her
Leap Year Right with a Butcher Knife.
[Elkton, Pa., Special.]
Finley Small is an employee of the Sugar
Run tannery and boards with a family
uamed Jordan. Elizabeth Galloway, aged
nineteen, was the servant. Last week Mrs.
Jordan's father died and the family went to
the funeral, leaving Small and the servant in
charge of the house. As the funeral was in
a distant village the Jordans were obliged to
remain away over-night. At the supper ta
ble Friday night Miss Galloway suddenly re
marked to Small that she wanted to get mar
ried and asked him if be would marry her.
He laughed and B&id he was not in need of a
Wife. She repiied that "She wanted a hus
band and he must marry her."' Small made
response that it required two to make a bar
gain of that kind and thought the girl waa
joking, but when he again positively refused
to be her husband she angrily declared that
he would never marry any other woman.
Small retired to bed about 8:30 o'clock.
He BOOD fell asleep but was awakened some
time in the night by a bright light shining in
his eyes. It came from a lamp held by Miss
Galloway, who was standing by his bedside.
In her right hand she grasped a large butch
er-knife, which she held as if about to strike.
Small sprang up and caught the-girl by
the wrist and tried to take the knife from
her. She declared that she had come to kill
him because he had refused to marry her. In
the struggle the lamp fell to the floor and
went out. Small dragged the girl to the door
of the room and succeeded in getting her out,
but he had not been able to secure the knife.
There was no lock on the door, and as the
girl took up a position on the outside and de
clared that she would wait until he came out
and then kill him. Small was obliged to hold
the door all the rest of the night.
When daylight appeared the servant left
her post and went down stairs. Small then
dressed and stole away from the house. When
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan returned on Saturday
morning they found Miss Galloway standing
at the breakfast table with the butcher-knife
in her hand. She told them she was waiting
until Small came to breakfast, and
then she Intended to kill him.
The girl was taken into custody and was
found to be insane. A young man who
kept her company for some time married
another girl a few weeks ago, and she had
been despondent and low-spirited ever since,
High Moral Ideas.
[New York Letter.]
One of the prominent speakers at the Re
publican pow-wow in Columbus, Ohio, the
other day, was Col. Bob Harlan, the colored
sport. He spoke for the blaek voters of the
country. Col. Bob was ruled off all the race
tracks In the country not long ago for queer
practices, but we are pleased to see that he
is still in good standing on the quarter
stretch of the Republican party.
THE GREAT GERMAN
Relieves and cures
Soreness. Cuts, Bruises,
And all other bodily achea
FIFTY CENTS A BOTTLE.
Dealers. Directions In 11
The Charle* A. Vogeler Co.
(Summon to A. VOGELER m C« )
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—^— —I—i— M
The >"aval Appropriation Bill. After
More Wrangling and Amend
Washington, March 0.—Among ths
memorials presented was one by Senator
Cockerill, from the United Labor organiza
tions of St. Louis, protesting against the at
tempts of employes, as illustrated by recent
events in Connecticut, to reduce the com
pensation of American labor to a point on a
level with the pauper labor of Europe, and
praying for the pas-age of laws to restrict tha
wholesale immigration intended to effect the
reduction of the wages of American working
men. In presenting the memorial and mov
ing its reference to the committee on educa
tion and labor, Cockerill took occasion to
commend it to the serious consideration of
that committee. It was so referred.
Senator Sewell presented a memorial, be
ing a series of resolutions by the senate o"f
New Jersey, opposing the Morrison tariff bill,
and expressing a belief that anything ap
proaching a tariff lor revenue only would ma
terially injure, if not totally de-troy, the man
ufacturing interests of Sew Jersey, and re
duce the wages of American workiuguieu to
a point entirely inconsistent with the de
mauds upon them as members of society in
the United States.
Senator Sherman called up the message
announcing the action of the house ou tha
senate joint resulutiou appropriating
$10.1100 for the contingent fund, which pro
vides, that the money so appropriated shall
only be used b>r investigations already
ordered, was read, and after a general ex
pression of view-, the senators unanimously
condemning the amendment of the house as
an unjustifiable interference of that body
with the independence of the Benate. Tha
vole was by the yeas aud nays, and senate
unanimously decided not to coucur In the
amendment and a committee was appoint
ed to confer with like committee of the
house on the subject.
The falling bills were reported favorably
and placed upon the calendar:
By Senator Maxey, from the committee on
postoffices and post roads, a bill fixing the
rate of postage to be paid upon mail matter,
second class, when sent by others than pub
lishers or news agents. It fixes the rate of
transient newspapers at one centn for
four ounces, the present rate being one cent
for iwj ounces.
By Senator Brown, from the committee on
railroads, a bill granting the Fort Worth A
Denver City railroad the right of way through
the Indian Territory.
By Senator Vest, from the committee o«
commerce, the house bill making an appro*
priation of §8.100 to supply deficiencies in
the amounts required for gauging and as
certaining the depth of water and width of
the channel in South Pass, and other parts
of the Mississippi river and it3 tributaries.
For this bill Vert asked immediate consider*
ation. It was read three times and passed.
The following bills were lnorodueed and re«
By Senator Mitchell, to increase tha
amount to be expended on a public building
at Erie, Pa., from 8150,000 to5300,000, and
to increase the amount to be expended -on
public buildings at Pittsburg, toil.5UO.000.
Senator Logan called up the bill introduced
by himself and reported favorably from tha
committee on finance, providing for the re
funding to Frailey & DcVerun, Chicago, tha
sum of $15 erroneously paid the L'nited
.Slates. Some reference being made to tha
smallness of the amount, Logan said soma
people had thought that an objection to the
consideration by congress of a bill to return
money to parties who paid it. This did no)
seem to him to be a wholesome objection,
and, indeed, he thought it the special merit
of the bill. People who were poor were as
much entitled their just dues as those who
were rich. The bill passed.
A bill providing for a system of courts for
the exercise of authority conferred upon the.
United States in places outside of their terri
tory and dominion was passed by 31 to 116.
The senate went into executive session,
and when the doors were re-opened pro
ceeded to the consideration of the bills upon
A bill was reported by Senator Manderson
from the committee on claims, appropriating
6200,000 to Col. Albert H. Emery, for th«
invention and construction of a machine foi
the testing of iron and steel, was taken up,
and after a debate passed. Senators Man
derson, Hawley, Piatt, Fair, Vorhees and
Hoar spoke in favor of the bill, and Harris
and Cockrell against it. Adjourned.
Thr House of Representat ires.
Washington, March 6.—The speaker an
nounced the appointment of Manzeaus,
New .Mexico, upon the committee on coin
age, weights and measures.
The morning hour wasdispensed with and
the bouse « -in into committee of the whole,
Mr. Convi rse, of Ohio, in the chair, on tha
naval appropriation bill.
In the course of the discussion, Mr. Hen
ley reflected severely on the present secre
tary of the navy, for instigating, as he be
lieved methods by which the employes at
.Mare island navy yard were compelled to
vote ther.Republican ticket at the last elec
Mr. Reed Inquired, "whether anyone had
been murdered for not voting right." to
which Mr. Henley replied, "it would not be
much loss to the world if the men who in
spired such methods were murdered," and
Mr. Glascock interjected the information,
"that the employes were, if not mur
dered, at any rate discharged
if they did not vote right.
Mr. Randall denied that the committee on
appropriations had exhibited the least hos
tility to building up the navy. He did not
believe that there was any considerable num
ber of representatives who did not esteem the
navy and its brave officers, and seek to make
it what it should be and what it was not now,
but with the money already expended and
that appropriated in this bill, aggregating
|584.000, there was no immediate neces
sity now for adding to that amount for guns.
In case of an emergency, which he did not
anticipate, the United Spates could buy guns.
She had a market in England, France and
Germany. If the house expected that there
should continue to be economy in the ad
ministration of the various departments, it
must sustain the appropriations when it
gave intelligent reasons for its recommen
Mr. Belford offered an amendment author
izing the detail of naval line officers to act
as Instructors in state universities and agri
cultural colleges, providing that the total
number detailed shall not exceed forty.
Mr. Calkins moved to amend the clause
prohibiting officers on the retired list from
accepting position in the civil service
of the United States by providing that ths
prohibition shall not apply to any officer be
low the rank of major in the army, or com
mander in the navy, who has been retired by
reason of wounds received in the service.
Adopted. The committee then rose &nd re
ported the bill to the house and it passed;
yeas 259, nays 1, White of Kentucky.
On motion of Mr. Randall the request of
the senate for a conference on the joint ret
olution increasing the contingent fund of
the senate, was agreed to, and Randall, Hor
man and Ryan were appointed conferees;