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VOLUME I. 3' t^^ Fr WASHINGTON. A RATHER DU DAY IN CONGRESS. Stirring up the Pension OfficeSenator Chrlstiancy's Cnrrency NostrumHono rary Commissioners to ParisA Con tested Election. Senate. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.A bill was intro duced and reforred by Senator Hamlin, by request, to authorize the Postmaster Gen eral to contract for oce*an mail service. Senator Voorhees submitted a resolution requesting the President, if not incompat ible with public interests, to transmit to the Senate a statement as to how many acres of land in the Indian Territory have been sur veyed into sections and quarter sections, for what purpose the survey has been made, and how much land remains in said Territory not surveyed also what amount of lands were owned by the several tribes of Indiana previous to the treaties of 1866, and whether the Indian title to any such land has been extinguished since said treaties were made, and if so, to what extent and for what con sideration. Agreed to. A favorable report was made on the Sea ate bill appropriating $275,000 to purchase the Freedmen's Bank building of this city. During the morning hour Senator Hoar read a communication from the Commis sioner of Pensions, in regard to an applica tion of a soldier for a pension, not having been acted upon on account of insufficient clerical force in the office of the Surgeon General, where the hospital records of the army aie kept. Senators Hoar, Edmunds andjlngalls com mented on the delay in acting upon pension oases and aigued it was caused by the Dem ocratic party reducing the appiopriationi. Senator Davis, of West Virginia, read from a report of the Jenckes committee, made in the House of Kepresentatives, to the effect that three persona had been de tailed from the pension office to act as clerks of the Republican Congressional committee in this city. Senator Windoni, chairman of the com mittee on appropriations, stated that the clerical lorce of Surgeon General's office in 1876 was 1C9, and it was then cut down in the general reduction of that year to 135. Last year, however, the force was mcieased by detailing twenty enlisted men for duty in that office. Pending the discusiion the morning hour expired and consideration was re sumed of the unfinished business, the silver bill. Senator Christiancy submitted an amend ment in the nature ot a substitute, providing for the coinage of silver dollars of 434 grains pure silver, and one-tenth alloy, which shall be a legal tender for all debts except when otherwise provided by law or contiact. It also authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase not less than two million nor more than four million dollais worth of silver bullion to be coined. Any gain arising fiom such pur chase and coinage shall be accounted for and paid into the treasury as provided under ex isting laws relative to subsidiary coinage, provided that tho amount of money at any one time invested in such silver, exclusive of such resulting com, shall not exceed five million dollars. It further provides that the act shall lemain in force but one year. Or dered printed. Senator Christiancy read a lengthy argu ment in support of his substitute, and said he was not opposed to the introduction of silver coin into our currency, neither was he opposed to making it a legal tender, so as to be just to both creditor or debtor, but he did not want to have lecoinage of silver, so that it would repel other coin from the coun try- He could not approve of remonetiza tion of silver in homeopathic doses of 434 grains. The question was as to what amount of silver should be put into a dollar to make it equal in value to the gold dollar. To fix the standard of a silver dollai at 412% grains worth but 91 cents would be grossly unjust. The passage of the bill nowbefore the Senate was in plain English debasing our coin, and all such experiences had, by the verdict of history, debased the debaser more than the coin. Senator Allison gave notice he would insist upon the disposition of this bill to-morrow or next day. Senator Saulsbury said the bill was one of great importancD and he was in harmony with its general features. There were sev eral Senators, however, who desired to dis cuss it and he was not willing that it should be passed to a vote without the fullest discus sion. The Senate then went into executive ses sion, and when the doors reopened, ad journed. House of Representatives. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.Mr. Hayes intro duced a bill prohibiting any further distrib ution of legal tepder notes, and making such notes a legal tender for custom duties. Referred. Mr. Davis (North Carolina) introduced a bill repealing section four thousand seven hundred and sixteen of the revised statutes, forbidding the payment of pensions to any person, or the widow, childien or heirs of any deceased person who in any manner vol untarily engaged in or aided or abetted the late rebellion. The House went into committee of the whole to consider the bill extending the time for withdrawal of distilled spirits now in bond until January 1st, 1878. Mr. Butler's amendment, providing that when spirits are withdrawn from bond the tax shall be collected at the rate required by law at the time of its entry into bond, was adopted, 108 against 51. Mr. Foster's substitute for the original proposition, declaring a reduction of the tax on whisky inexpedient, was adopted by a vote of 134 to 95. After discussion, the House sustained the action of the committee in adopting the sub stitute, by a vote of yeas 148 nays 112 and the title was changed accordingly. Adjourned. Miscellaneous. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.The President has ap pointed the following honorary commisioners to the Paris Industrial Exposition: Alexander McLeod, Delaware Joseph Q. Thorpe and Rob ert H. Baker, Wisconsin and John W. Mackey and W. S. Keys, Nevada. The House committee on railways and canals heard argument in advocacy of several bills now pending before the committee providing for the construction of a double track line rail way from New Yoik to Council Bluffs, Iowa. After some consideration it was agreed to refer the matter to a sub-committee, consisting of Messrs. Schleicher, McEenzie and Mitchell. Isabella Beecher Hooker was before the House judiciary committee to-day, in behalf of the woman tax payers of the United States. Her argument was to the effect that every woman who was a tax payer was entitled to vote. The House committee on elections heard the argument of Jos. Pulitzer, counsel for Gen. Trost, in the Metcalf-Trost contested case from the 3d Congressional district of Missouri, upon a motion to have the ballot boxes brought to Washington, that the ballots might be recount ed, the committee declined to take such action at present, and suggested that Pulitzer endeav or to have the ballots recounted in Missouri, and if this could not be accomplished, the com mittee would grant him a further hearing on the motion. IS HE THE MAN? Some Pointed Queries Asked W. E. Chand ler by Major E. A. Burke. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 30.Major Burke's reply to Chandler is as follows: [Signed,] E. A. BUBKE. CHANDLER'S BEPLY. Mr. Chandler replied as follows: Major E. A. Burke, New Orleans, La.: Your insolent language and false charges against me leave no doubt about your identity, and I therefore repeat my inquiry about Wormley's hotel conferences. Were you present? Was a memorandum made, and will you make it public [Signed,] W. E. CHANDLER. SHERMAN SUCCEEDS In Smashing Another Bank. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 30.At a late hour last night the following notice, signed by the officers of the bank, was left for publication at the newspaper office: At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Kansas City, held this evening, it was moved that the bank discontinue busi ness. This step is rendered necessary by the shrinkage in our deposits of over $35,000 within the last few days, added to continuous and very large reductions of the last few months, aggregating a much larger amount, and by the prospect of a continuance of the prevalent monetary distress. The affairs of the bank will be rapidly liquidated, and de positors may rest assured that in due time they will be paid in full. The closing of the bank took the entire community by surprise and there was great excitement. This morning there was a heavy run on the other banks, the principal run being on the Mastin bank which paid every depositor in full, and announces they are prepared for every emergencyup to noon to-day they had received over fifty new accounts, one depositor paying in ninety thousand dollars. The excitement is now dying out and it is not expected there will be any further troubble. KANSAS CITY, Mo. Jan. 30.The announce ment of the suspension of the First National Bank took the community by surprise, al though business men of closer observation have been expecting a break for a week past. Many depositors had quietly withdrawn their money from time to time. It is under stood the bank will not resumed but will close up its business as soon as possible. The bank suspended in 1874, but was aided by business men to resume. There was a slight run on Masters Bank and other banks of the city, but towards the close of banking hours the excitement died away. The other banks were fully prepared, having had warning by the disclosure of the First National's condition several days ago. Business men came forward and by judicious acts restored confidence immediately. There is no panic feeling. The First National will wind up its affairs so that there will be no loss to depositors or others. Some place liabilities at $700,000, but no official state ment has been made. Wisconsin Law-Makers. LSpecial Telegram to THE GLOBE.] MADISON. Wis., Jan. 30.Wm. Stave, Geo. Koeppen and Jonathan Stark have been nom inated regents of the Normal School. As nominee for railroad commissioner, yet, Jack Turner is the choice of the body here. The Governor is very reticent. The nomination will probably be sent in in the morning, If Turner is nominated a vacancy will exist in the chief clerkship and Senator Charles E. Bross of Madison will likely receive that po sition. A resolution was presented for printing 2,000 copies of the constitution of the United States. Bills were introduced appropriating $2,000 annually to the agri cultural society, $27,000 to the deaf and dumb and $18,500 to the blind institute. The bill authorizing Hudson to issue bonds was passed. A bill was introduced in the Senate compelling sale by all railroads of thousand mile tickets for $30. Either Hon. A. J. Turner of Portage or E. E. Woodman of Baraboo, has been set tled on for Railroad Commissioner, with the most chances ih favor of Mr. Turner. His name will without doubt be sent into the Senate for confirmation in the morning. .'Trf NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 29,1878. W. E. Chandler, Washington City, Before considering the subject matter of a telegram received this day, signed W. E. Chandler, I desire to ask if the author, is the Chandler who. as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, traveling through the South in 1868, corruptly participated in the spoil gath ered by supervising treasury agents engaged in robbing their government and in defraud ing the distressed people of this and adjacent States? Is it the Chandler who, as Secretary of the Republican National Committee, with certain Republicans from Lousiana, at a con ference or conferences at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, concerning Louisiana af fairs, about October, 1872, secretly and cor ruptly conspired to take advantage of the ab sence from Louisiana f the Governor there of to assemble secretly the Legislature, im peach the Governor, seize the government and use its machinery to carry the election of 1872? Is it the Chandler who earned and received a fee from Kellogg of $3,000, in 1873, and the enconium that you had done more for him than any one except Attorney General Williams in maintaining his foul and infa mous usurpation of the office of Governor of this State? Is it the Chandler whoen couraged, abetted and conspired with infa mous allies in this city to rob 12,000 citizens of New Orleans of their franchise and drag them before the federal courts on or about the day of the late election, and who, in No vember, 1876, by telegraph guaranteed Kel logg that the whole power of the govern ment would sustain the returning board in counting the vote of Louisiana for the Re publican candidates, and then hastened to Florida to manipulate the frauds of that State court? Is it the Chandler who has of late been vainly seeking to stir up the hell broth of sectional hate and foul his political nest, to the disgust of decent citizens North and South? If yea, permit me to say the inquisitoiial powers of political tramps ter minated in March last. Such persons are the subjects of inquisitions? If nay, the impertinent telegram shall have such con sideration as it deserves. Northwestern Mutual. r^-St/i MILWAUKEE, Jan. 30.The annual meet ing of stockholders of the Northwestern Mutual life insurance company took place in this city to-day. Among the trustees chosen for four years was Orton of New York. ^4" A ^i-^if Hon. William lX -*fr MUEDER WILL OUT SCOUNDRELISM DEVELOPED. HOW TH E PRESIDENCY WAS STOLEN. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 30.The trial of An derson was resumed this morning. The court room was filled with spectators. At 11 o'clock the jury entered the court room and occupied their seats. The clerk read the in formation against the prisoner to which he had pleaded not guilty. The first witness, W. H. Smart, being sworn for the State, said: I am Clerk of the District Court of Vernon parish. I was deputy clerk before. The document shown me contains my official Signature. It is the election return. Mr. Ray objected, as the latter speaks of original returns of the election signed by the supervisor of election and registration, when the document offered is the consolidated statement of returns, and under the law there is no such officer known as the super visor of election and registration. Mr. Ray offered as an additional objection that the documents have been signed by the Clerk of the Court instead of by the Deputy Clerk, and that as they are charged with uttering a forged document the forgery must first be proven before the uttering. The assistant attorney general contended that he did not purpose to set out a fac sim ile of the doctrine presented. The law does not require the document to be described ac curately. It was certified by the clerk, that was sufficient. Mr. Castellanas said the objection was not as to the form, but as to the substance of the information. Judge Whittaker said the objection was purely technical. The information could be amended under statute. Mr. Castellanas read a bill of exceptions. He said he had been referred to section 1,047 of the revised statutes by the attorney general as to an amendment of an informa tion. In forgery, like some other crimes, there were well settled rules. A variance between the indictment and the offense was always fatal, also the omission of any words. The document might be alleged to be forged and is defective, if not in form in substance, and is therefore null and void. Attorney General Ogden replied that the court was right in the position it took. Originally, he had proposed, under the stat utes, to amend the indictment, but the rights of the defendant would not suffer by it. The matter was to be decided by the sound dis cretion of the court. Assistant Attorney General Egan support ed the amendments made in the informa tion. He quoted several authorities. The variance was not material. Mr. Castellanas objected to amending the information, which, however, was amended, and the District Attorney amended the in formation by inseit'n^ the word* "supervis ors of registration,'' iitfteid of "supsrvisoi of election." At the evening session Thomas Franklin. Supervisor of Registration of Vernon parish, testified after identifying returns shown him, to the alteration made after he had signed them that only at No. 8 poll were anv Republican votes cast, and there only two for some of the Hayes electors, several of them ceceving none. Looking over the retnrns from poll No. 2 the votes were altered in giving each Hayes elector 97 votes, while they had received none. At poll No. 9, 81 votes were given Hayes electors, while they had secured none. This, after he had signed the return?. Iu the consol idated return of all the votes cast in the parish where the Republican electors had received two votes, 170 were given to Kel logg, Burch, and Joseph, and 180 to Marks, Sheldon, Jefferson, Brewster, and Levisse. Democratic electors 'had received 647 rotes which was altered to 469 votes. The question, if returns for other officials had been altered, was opposed by the defense, as the charge was only as to electors for Presi dent and Vice President. Objection over-ruled and bill of exceptions taken. At 9 o'clock court adjourned until to-morrow, when the witnesses will be called again. Ns news of ex-Gov. Wells. j?.i')V4C .^ZtZitC?WAff--T*--fr-?lSaWt3 $? Gold and Silver Coinage, WASHINGTON. Jan. 30.The President has ap pointed the following gentlemen commission ers to test the gold and silver coinage of the United States for the year 1878: Prof. Charles W. Elliott, Maas. Prof. Thomas Eggleston, Jr., N.Y. Prof. Robert E. Rogers, Penna. A. Louden Snowden, Penna. J. B. L. Curry, Va. Rev. S. A. BronsouJ-Ohio Charles M. Walker, Ind. Hon. Newton Bateman, 111. Charles Beardsley, Iowa Hon. John W. Twigg, Cal. The ex-officio commissioners are the Judge of the United States district court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Comptroller of the currency, and the Assayer of the assay of fice, New York. The commissioners will as semble at the mint, Philadelphia, the 13th of February next. Weather Indications. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.Indications for upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleysWarm er to partly cloudy weather with snow areas and variable winds, mostly from southeast to southwest, and falling barometer. Make the Commissioner of Statistics an In dependent Bureau. [[Winona Republican.] Mr. John P. Jacobson, of Swift county, was on Monday appointed by Secretary Ir gens, Assistant Secretary of State and Com missioner of Statistics, in place of T. M.Met calf, whose term is held to have expired with the first term of the Secretary. Mr. Metcalf has at least given marked indications of in telligence in the performance of his duties whether he always discharged those duties with good judgment, is, perhaps, open to question. But, what, may we inquire, are Mr. Jacobson's qualifications for an office of such importance? And what reason is there for perpetuating the anamoly of giving the selection of this official to the Secretary of State? Either make the office an independ ent one, to be filled by the selection of the Governor, or merge it into that of Railroad Commissioner, and there will then be some guarantee that its occupant will have some of the qualifications necessary for the posi tion. 5 Decidedly Aggressive. s* |Philadelphia Times.] .^,V There has been a little journalistic erup tion in the crater of St. Paul, Minnesota, and the result is that THE GLOBE, a decidedly aggressive daily, has been belched forth upon the world at large. The paper seems to be run upon the Donnybrook fair principle and is hitting away right joyously at all the heads within its reachand to do it justice its blows seem to be well aimed and well de livered.^ Tj ^*"j*$&?H ST. PAUL, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31 1878. 0VEE THE .WATER. ENGLAND STIIiL BEING AGITATED. Gladstone Makes an Ajftieal the Tote of Credit-Great ConstantinopleFranc on Ing as Germany. McS He Opposes Suffering In Same Foot- THE WAS VOTE. LONDON, Jan. 30.In the House of Commons Mr. Prim, conservative member for Gravesend, gave notice that he would move to-morrow that the House, while giving the government due credit for maintaining the policy determined upon, after the solemn assurances of the Czar that he desired only immunity for the christian subjects of the Porte, and aimed at no aggran dizement whatever, is of opinion that these as surances are lxsing deliberately evaded by the proposed terms of peace and the advance of Russian arms, and believes the time has come when immediate action of England is an abso lute necessity, and requests forthwith esti mates for placing the army and navy on a war footing. Mr. Prim represents a strong Turco philsection of the House. AUSTRIA MAKING TROUBLE. It is stated that Austria has declined to com mit herself to joint action with England unless she is previously assured the British ministry is safe against the assaults of the opposition, which might leave Austria isolated at a later stage, and that the ministry intend the pending vote to furnish the requisite guarantee. If the ministry obtain a large majoritj a very import ant European combination will appear. BBUSSELS, Jan. 30.A telegram from Vienna confiims the report that Austria has addressed a note to Russia resolutely upholding the inter ests of Austria and Europe. The note already forms the subject of general diplomatic pour furkz. GLADSTONE'S APPEAL. LONDON, Jan. 30.Gladstone, in delivering an address to a liberal association at Oxford to day said he considered the bending of a fleet into the Dardanelles an act of war. a bieach of neutrality. The vote oi six millions jpould be taken by Turkey as an encouragement to pro long the war. He feared the vote would be carried by the failure of the Irish members to oppose it, though he 'hoped, for Ireland's honor, those who had themselves been strug gling for freedom, would respect and sympa thize with the freedom of others. He said the liberals were in a minority in the House of Commons, butthey had the country with them on this question. It lested with the country to say whether it would incur the burden of this vote and encourage Turkey to persevere in prolonging the cruel and bloody struggle which has already brought her well nigh to destiuc tion. SEHVIA'S DEMANDS. LONDON. Jan. 30.--The Vienna Preste says: "Servia demands as conditions of peace, all old Servia except that part comprised in Bosnia, one hundred and fifty thousand Turkish pounds war indemnitj-, and the immediate appoint ment of a special commission to examine the respective claims of Roumania and Servia to the pashalic of Widdin. SUFFERING IN CONSTANTINOPLE. The central committee of the Red Crescent Society telegraphs from Constantinople an ap peal to all kindred committees of the Red Cross, all benevolent institutions and all kind hearted men of all countries. It says a consid erable number of wounded soldiers are flocking into Constantinople fsfcs^t all parts of thc^oun try. Nearly fifteen thousand refugees, victims of the war, flying from the scene of military operations, deprived of all means of existence and almost naked, constitute a situation which, considering the limited resources of the Red Crescent Society, might end in disasterin a general calamity. Small-pox and typhus have commenced among the refugees, and efforts are making to send them to Asia. It is appre hended that the increased population of Con stantinople will occasion a scarcity of provis ions, unless there is some special effort from without to replenish the stores. Eight thou sand refugees arrived Monday. It is impossi ble for all to find shelter. Many are huddled in open sheds, knee deep in mud and water. The wholesale exodus from Roumelia is una bated. SUNK BY A TOBPEDO. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 30.The commander of the Russian steamer Constantine reports that he left Sebastopol for a cruise on the 22d inst., and approached Batoum the 26th, where there were seven Turkish vessels, and sent a Whitehead torpedo against a screw steamer on guard outside, and sank her immediately. The crew were all drowned. The Constantine returned to Sebastopol. The Alienee Rime contradicting the report mentioned by Sir Stafford Northcote in his last speech says: The question of appointing a foreign Prince to rule Bulgaria is not even mentioned in the peace conditions, which only Bpeak of a Christian Governor. SICKNESS IN THE RUSSIAN ARMY. LONDON, Jan. 30.The Globe alleges on the authority of Russian newspapers that typhus fever prevails among the Russian troops in Cau cassius and Armenia to such an extent that it might be called a plague. THE SITUATION IN ENGLAND. LONDON, Jan. 30.The Conservatives in the House of Commons are expected to give a solid support to the credit vote, but one or r\\ de fections are probable. The Liberals, on the contrary, are divided. There will be numer ous abstentions and some will support the government. The home rulers have not yet determined on their course, but, mainly ultra montane, they will support the government. The majority for the credit is already estimated at over one hundred. Meetings are being held throughout the country to influence Parliament against the credit, but mostly by liberal reform or peace organizations. Nonon-partisan meet ings have yet been attempted. An open air meeting at Sheffield, yesterday, for the purpose of opposing the government was turned into an anti-Russian demonstration, and an amend ment to the original resolution against credit was carried by an immense majority declaring that the cause of peace and the interests of the empire will be best promoted by supporting the foreign policy of tha government. The meeting numbered over 20,000 persons. They sang patriotic songs, cheered Lord Beaconfield's name, and received Lord Carnarvon's with hisses and cries of traitor. Some of the lead ing provincial newspapers are taking an anti Russian tone. LONDON, Jan. 30.The Foreign Offlre pub lishes a dispatch from Minister Layard, dated Constantinople, Jan. 29th, stating that the Grand Vizier distinctly informed him that the Porte telegraphed to the Turkish plenipoten tiaries Jan. 23d, ordering them to accept the basis of peace. It has since telegraphed three times, asking them to report the result, but re ceived no answer. Although telegraphic com munication with Kezanlik is still open, as proved by the fact that one of the members of the mission has telegraphed to his family, and messages from Kezanlik have been received in twelve hours from the time of filing. A NEW SCHEME. BERLIN, Jan. 30.The North German Gazette states there is a scheme under discussion for the Russians to hold Constantinople by land while European squadrons are stationed before the sea front. FRANCE'S POSITIONENGLAND GETTING READY. LONDON, Jan. 31.A Berlin correspondent hears from a trustworthy source that France has confidentially declared she stands on the same footing as Germany in regard to the East ern question, although resolved to avoid for eign complication. A dispatch from Woolwich reports a number of Whitehead torpedoes and apparatus for dis charging stationery torpedoes have been ship ped for the Mediteranean fleet, and 400 barrels of cannon powder have been brought from re serve magazines at Southampton to the Thames for shipment. AUSTRIA EXCITED. LONDON, Jan. 31.A Vienna correspondent states that an Austrian note, energetically pro testing against anything affecting Austrian or European interests being uttered without con- YJI//r tftJi/f JB'3HT currence of all signatory powers, will reach St. Petersburg Monday night. Correspondent says he hasjgood reason to believe that if the answer does not meet every point clearly and definitely, the mobilization of the Austrian array will be forthwith decreed. Ger many will not interfere. The same correspondent says an official dis patch received iu Vienna announces that the Russians have reoccupiedBourgarandRodosho. He thinks that there is a secret understanding between Russia and Tnrkey. There is no con firmation of these movements. PEACEFUL. PARIS, Jan. 30.The Gaulois declares au thentic information from Berlin that the em perors' alliance is established, Russia at the re request of Germany having modified peace conditions obnoxious to Austria. A VOICE FROM HEIL. The Spirit of a Woman Tells How She Was Murdered Iiong Ago. [Reading Eagle.] InT neat-looking *wo-st5ry~!Mar1iou ^f^ldislike for ^^eaand his distrust situated on Minor street, below Laurel, of his rx,hcy, bul 6Terrulea7 weTielteve, by a Spiritualistic circle was here on Sunday evening. A gentleman who was present thus describes it. About thirty believers visited the place. We persuaded Mrs. Elliott, of Ash street, a medium, to accom pany us. She very soon was in a clairvoyant state, and through her the company present were told a most mysterious story of a murder that had happened in this city many years ago. The spirit was that of a dead woman who said she had been murdered, her soul was in helL and is still there. When in the flesh she was the lowest of the low, she said. She spent a considerable portion of her life on a canal-boat, and was finally murdered by two ruffians. The spirit of the dead woman spoke in a terribly realistic manner. The voice came harsh, and at times was piercing and full of bitterness. It said: "Once I was young and fair, but an evil spirit wrecked and ruined me. By degrees I fell lower and lower, and at last I was beyond the boundary of hope or redemption. I was employed on a canal boat. One dark, stormy night we came to Reading, and the boat was tied up for the night at the wharf near the locks. Two menhere the names were mentionedper suaded me to accompany them up the street, and I went. We proceeded as far as a clump of willows, where they cruelty murdered me. They wrapped my body in an old piece of canvas, threw me in a gulcb, and covered me up. My body decayed and my soul was damned and sent to perdiction. I am still there, and my bones moidering at the very threshold of this house. My murder was witnessed by the driver of the boat, who fol lowed us. His presence was discovered, and the murderers threatened to kill him if he ever whispered a word of the horrible tragedy. He kept their foul secret, and to day he lives not far from Reading, and his mind and soul are in terrible agony and tort ure. He is restless and cannot sleep. God pity him! He wants to tell, but yet he dare not do it in fear of his life. His conscience is upon the rack, and yet he is guiltless and blameless. My bones must beremoved from their resting-place or my soul must rest in one continual torture. Help me! Help me!" "At this," said the gentleman, "we all heard a rattling noise, as if the house were going to pieces above our heads. Then ap pealed a black shadow moving across the room, looking like half a goat and half a dog. It shrieked, 'Remove my bones, dig up my bones! I am buried here, and those smolder ing bones must be carried away.'tU. And the horrible-looking object disappeared. Men trembled, and women wept and fainted away. I never care to experience such a thing again. There were a few skeptics in the circle, and they desired to depart at once. Several church members and accepted Christians were perfectly staggered and confounded, and could not solve the terrible mystery. At another time the spirit of the murdered woman came like a cloud of cotton and rolled over the people, causing cold chills to creep over them. Doors cracked, windows rattled, crockery and dishes tumbled, chairs were up set, fires went out, lights were extinguished, dogs growled, furniture was broken, bedding was removed from beds, a looking-glass was smashed into pieces, and the front steps were actually moved from their places fully two feet. At another time the spirit again appeared and said it did not want harm to come to any one. 'A relative of the driver who witnessed the murder lives inBirdsboro. Go to him and tell him to go to Hamburg and tell to come down and remove my poor old bones. He need not tell who my murderers were. I don't want them punished! My punishment has fully atoned for all the wrong!' These and many other sentences were hissed out by the Bpirit of the woman, and we left the scene, not to forget it in a hurry, I can assure you." Kidnapping a Rich Old Lady. [N. Y. Cor. Washington Post, Jan 26th.] A case which is in some respects parallel to that of the Lord-Hicks elopement, has just come to light, it having occurred in a town on Long Island, the difference being that in the one case a woman is supposed to have abducted a weak-minded old man, and in the other a man is accused of abducting his aged and feeble-minded sister. About three months ago Dr. Lane, who has lived at Riverhead eight years, went to visit his sister Mary Lan6, in Cincinnati. She was then with" Frederick Hahn, her grand-nephew, with whom she had made her home for a number of years. Miss Lane is 86 years old, very decrepid and broken in mind. She is said to own $100,000 worth of property. Last Saturday Dr. Lane returned, and with him he brought his sister. She was so help less that it required two* men to take her from the cars. The fact that Dr. Lane brought his sister home with him did not excite much remark, as she has visited him here be fore about five years ago but on Monday last a dispatch from Cincinnati was received at the Riverhead office, directed to the Clerk of the Prerogative Court, which was opened by County Clerk Ackerly, and this dispatch has caused all the excitement. The commu nication was to the effect that Mary Lane, an old lady, who had been living in Cincinnati with her grand-nephew, Frederick Hahn, had been kidnapped and, it was believed, taken to Suffolk county, and that J. J. Miller the sender of the message, was the lawful guardian of person and property. To-day Dr. Lane was shown the dispatch, and said it was very extraordinary that no one had said anything to him about it, and he wasn't sure that it referred to him. Miller, he said, was his sister's solicitor and had charge of all her property, which gradually melted away without any one being able to tell ex actly where it went. If the dispatch really came from Miller, Dr Lane said he could tell a great deal about it after awhile. As to his sister having $100,000, that would be a Godsend if it should-prove true. However, the Doctor said he wanted it distinctly un derstood that he didn't know anything about the matter. Railroad Freight Bates. NEW YORK, Jan. 30.At an adjourned meet ing of railroad presidents to-night it was de cided to restore schedule rates on both East and West bound freight. Each road was em powered to appoint an officer to form a com mittee to carry out plans, of which committee Commissioner Fink is to be chief executive offi cer. THE TBVTH COMING. Light Shining Upon Things Hidden. In good time the people of the United States will hare before them the complete history of the then concealed means by which the conspiracy to place Mr. Hayes in the office to which he was not elected was made successful. It was early charged that there was some sort of bargain pending the elec toral count, between certain Democrats and Republicans, and this charge though often denied, is as often repeated with, increasing particularity as to detail. Mr. William E. Chandler of New Hampshire, who was secre tary of the National Committee of the Re publican party, and therefore in a position to be well informed as to what was going on, both during and succeeding the Presidential campaignimmediately influenced by his the natural law which men call fatalityis the present active instrument for bringing about a full exposure of the details and con federates in the great crime. Mr. Chandler, viewing the affair from the radical Republi can point of view, inveighs against Hayes, and his official and unofficial advisers, for their desertion of the carpet baggers of Louisiana and South Caro lina, and attributes that desertion, not to consideration for law and right, or of the necessities of the time, but to a pledge exacted from Hayes' personal representa tivesimpliedly with Hayes' indorsement by certain Democrats at a time when a few men in Congress might, by diletary measures, or a show of vigorous opposition have pre vented the false declaration that Hayes was elected President. Among the Democrat* mentioned by Chan dler as being connected with this alleged bargain, agreement or enforced pledge, is Major E. A. Burke, a leading Democrat of New Orleans, who, during the period of the electoral controversy was in Washington representing the Nicholls party or Demo crats of New Orleans. Major Burke bas, through the form of newspaper interviews, and with some apparent reservation, replied to Chandler with statements substantially as follows: Southern Democrats had been led to expect that Mr. Tilden and the Democratic party North, would claim their rights and enforce them. But Mr.Pelton, and others of Tilden's managers, besought them to work up a public sentiment in favor of the electo ral bill, under the belief that Mr. Tilden's rights were secured by it, and they did so, Feb. 17th, when the determination of the Electoral Commission as to Louisiana was made known, a caucus of the Democratic Senators and Representatives was held at the Capitol, to decide, in view of the parti san action of the Commission, whether they would acquiesce in or resist its decisions. At that caucus the Democrats of the South desired to know if the party had any com prehensive plan looking towards Tilden's in auguration if not, then they insisted that before yielding, the party should commit the Republicans to the withdrawal of the troops from South Carolina and Louisiana. Instead of making this condition, or any ef fort to save the two States named, the caucus simply agreed to acquiesce in the decision of the Electoral Commission. This was for the time the last formal assemblage authorized to pronounce for the party. There was then, Maj. Burke says, but one course for Demo crats of the States named to pursue, and that was to secure by individual action what they had failed to obtain from the party or ganization. President Grant declared that "the sentiment of the country was clearly against the use of troops in upholding a State government," and nine-tenths of the Republicans either distinctly concurred or tacitly acquiesced in the declaration while their party was in jeopardy. The South asked no more. The Democratic party in Washington had no definite plan for the in auguration of Tilden, though the Tilden managers had a scheme for defeating the count in the Senate and holding a new elec tion under Conkling. "I know positively," says Major Burke, that Senator Conkling bad a speech all pre pared in favor of throwing out the vote of Louisiana, in which event he was to have been elected president of the Senate, and would have become President of the United States, pending a new election, which would have taken place a year afterward. The cause which prevented an attempt at car rying out this programme was the distrust felt by Mr. Conkling's adherents ou the Republican side of the carpet-bag Senators from the South ern States. They were all ready enough to slaughter Hayes, because they had become alarmed at some of his utterances and at Grant's declarations. But it was feared that, instead of supporting Conkling, they might vote for Morton, as they probably would have done." "As to the methods by which Southern Congressmen and myself were convinced that Hayes would be allowed by his party to carry ont Grant's declarations about withdrawing troops from interfering with the local affairs of our State, I do not care to speak at present." Upon publication of this statement by Major Burke, Mr. Chandler has telegraphed to him, asking him to state, with particular ity, whether he and other Southern men, with Stanley Matthews, John Sherman, Charles Foster, and Jos. A. Garfield, all or any of them, or other Northern men, had conferences at Wormley's Hotel, Washing ton, about February 26th, concerning Louis iana affairs whether there was a written pa per embodying the agreement or under standing then arrived at concejminjg Louis iana affairs and whether he, Burke, has the paper or a copy of it. In conversation explanatory of his telegram to Burke, Mr. Chandler said Monday night that at the con ferences referred to a written memorandum was made of the understanding arrived at. which was read over and agreed to be sub stantially correct. Some names were signed to the paper, witnessing its correctness, and it was then deposited with Major Burke. "I have been informed," adds Chandler, "that Gen. Garfield was not satisfied with the way the bargain was expressed in Burke's memo randum, and so he made a memorandum of his own, which he says will be published if Burke's paper is made public." Many circumstances of the time and ut terances of the men who were active in the public phase of the exciting controversy of a year ago corroborate all that is said by Major Burke and Mr. Chandler, and indicate that there is yet more to come. We have no doubt but that the Eastern Democrats who represented Mr. Tilden bad no plan of ae- about it. NUMBER IT tion, except to adopt any expedient to avoid the possible strife and anarchy which, as Mr. Hewitt remarked, would have "upset values and disturbed trade." Hence they led the party into the Electoral Commission and acqui escence in the eight to seven decision. Con sidering this fact and the encouragement given by Grant and Morton, as well as by Mr. Hayes' Ohio friends, the Southern Dem ocrats who rescued from the defeat invited by the timidity of some of their Northern allies that vital principle of Democratic policy, local self-government, are to be com mended rather than blamed. They did not desert their party. From the first to the last they submitted to be guided by their North ern associates, and declared their readiness to follow wherever Mr. Tilden and his friends would lead. And so they did. It was the fear of the conspirators on the Republican side, not the treachery of -6o*sb*rn Demo crats, that caused the bargain or agreement to restore to Louisiana and South Carolina the right of self government. We have no concern for the Republican conspirators. If they cheated each other if Hayes and his friends, while using the carpet-baggerB, pri vately agreed to abandon themthat is no 'concern of ours let the cheaters and cheated fight their own battles. But that the people of the United States may know all the In fluences and intrigues which operated to overthrow their choice of President, we trust Chandler, Burkee and all others ac quainted with the secret history of the time, may be induced to tell freely what they know Tr-rason Tilden. [Washington Post.] For genuine, old-fashioned hard sense and clearheadedness. Representative Mills, of Texas, can hold hi3 own with any member of the House. He is a close observer of politi cal signs, and hence his opinion on any sub ject of that nature has considerable weight. Meeting Mr. Mills at the Capitol yesterday, a reporter of the Post observed: rhe Tilden organs are firing away at you pretty freely." "For what I said the other daythat Tilden will not nominated in 1880?" ha asked. "That seems to be your offense." "Well," he continued, "let them firo away. I don't care. I only spoke the truth." "What is the feeling in your State towards Tilden, Mr. Mills?" "The people there have no confidence in him. They feel that we lost the Presidency through his weakness." "Would they support him again?" "It's very doubtful, because they don.t be lieve he'd take the office if elected. He'd be bullied out of it again just like he was last year. And that's the feeling of the whole South, too. Thepeople are down on Tilden, and his renomination would split the party all to pieces. And let me tell you if we want to prevent this we've got to speak right out now, and put down this scheme to place him at the head of our next ticket. He would be a dead body tied to the party. No, sir the South will not go for him again." A Representative Democrat. [Stillwater Gazette.] "Well, how do you like THE GLOBEthe new democratic daily?" questioned one democrat of another. "Oh. pretty fairlooks very neat: but that P.-P is hard to beat." "Yes said the first speaker, "that is true the Pioneer-Pres is immense, but we have all been wanting a democratic daily at the capital, and now that we've got it, I suppose it is our duty to support it." "Ya-as," reluctantly, "but I can't afford to take but one daily, and I sha'n't Btop the Pioneer-Press for any paper that I have seen yet." "But," remonstrated the first speaker, "if we all act on that plan we won't be hkely to have many democratic papers." "Don't care a damn whether we have any Democratic paper or not," he roughly blurt ed, and no doubt he told the truth. And this man claims to bea life-long Dem ocrat. The trouble is there is too many just such life-long Democrats in this section. They are the fellows, however, who criticise the sharpest and insist that a paper purporting to be Democratic shall always be smack up to their standard. We hope this man won't come bustling into the Democratic fold when we elect our President, as we expect to do in a couple of years, claiming to be one of the untorrifled, and ask for the land office at Benson, or something. Lincoln's Integrity. The death of Mr. Denton, of Delaware county, la,, recalls a story which he used to tell. In the early days of the Illinois Central Railway the line was not fenced, and one day two COWB belonging to a Methodist clergy man were killed. Being sued for damages, the company resolved to make a test case of it. The president of the road directed Mr. Denton to take $500 in gold and go to Springfield and retain Abraham Lincoln, whom he knew well,] for the company. Mr. Lincoln replied to his request, "1 am sorry you didn't come yesterday, Nick,, for I have been retained by the preacher and his friends." Denton explained fully the import ance of the case to the company, and then, pulling two buckskin bags filled with gold out of Ids pockets, he put them down on the table before the lawyer, with a startling clink, saying: "Mr. Lincoln, the president of the company authorized me to hand you this retainer of $500 to take our case." Mr. Lincoln jumped to his feet, flushed with an ger. "Nick Denton," he said, "I have given my promise to that preacher and his friends, and the Illinois Central hasn't money enough to buy me away from his side. I don't know that I shall ever get a dollar from him, but I'll do my best to make your company pay for those COWB." Denton said that he never felt so mean and small in his life as he did at that moment. And in 1860, though a Democrat, he used to say, during the Presi dential campaign, that Lincoln was the no blest man in America. Can Vast It Over the Veto. [Washington Special Cincinnati Enquirer.] The strength of the silver bill in the Senate can be calculated almost exactly. Its pure strengthforty-three votes cast for the Matthews' resolution to-day, plus four votes paired to day, plus one unavoidably absent, making a total of forty-eight votes. To these Windom's vote can be almc^ assured ly added, and Paddock's alto, making fifty. Finally, Kellogg and Sharon will vote for sil ver if they vote at all. The sure votes against silver are twenty of the twenty-two votescastagainst the Matthews' resolution to-day, Paddock and Windom being surer for the other side, plus four votes paired to day, making a total of twenty-four. This is all the bondholders can possibly count upon. The silver men, as I have shown, haTe a dead sure forty-eight votes. Wherefore, it may be set down as a certainty that the bond holders have at best only a bare one-third of the Senate and, at the most, the silver men have just the requisite two-thirds to pass the silver bill over the President's veto if such, action, should be necessary.