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.'Nomination of a Candidate DeferredA
Ringing Platform AdoptedThe Re
publican Party Arraigned for Its Crimes
awjl Corruptions.
ISperial Tcleuram to theGlobe.l
OWATONNA, July 23.The Democratic con
vention for the First Congressional district was
held aX the Opera house, this city, to-day. Un
fortunately for the best interests of the dis
trict quite a large majority of the people seem
to delight in following after the false political
god of Republicanism and to worship at the
feet of Sandy Bunnell, a man whose political
morality in as transparent a fraud as
Beecher's olaim to virtue. Unfortunately,
too, for the Democrats, yesterday
thp convention, though called fully ten days
earlier than harvest ordinarily commences,
found the harvest in active progress. The
twofc&usoa above mentioned, with the further
^fact that the party contains no postmasters,
'revenue officials, marshals, or other federal
officials to make up conventions by themselves
or paid proxies, contributed to only a small at
tendance upon the convention.
Tlie convention was called at 11 o'clock A. M.,
and at that hour the delegates in attendance
were called to order in the Opera house
by Hon. H. VV. Hill, of Winona county,
chairman of. the district committee,
who, after reading- the call on behalf of the
oommittec, nominated E. D. Donaldson, Esq.,
of Steele, for temporary chairman. The nom
ination being ratified by tho convention, Mr.
Donaldson returned liii. thanks for the honor
conferred. H. T. Shearman, Esq., was then
elected temporary secretary, after which, on
motion, the chair announced the following
CredentialsH. 0. Woodbury, Waseca H.
W. Hill, Winona Jas. Shoemaker. Blue Earth.
ResolutionsW. J. Whipple, Winona H. W.
Hill, Winona B. K. Darby, Steele.
Permanent Organization [3. S. Cook. Steele
Wm. O'AlttUvdiey, Olmsted Win. Brisbane,
Hcces fe 1:30.
Afternoon Session.
The convention reassembled. Mr. Woodbury,
ohairmati of the committee on credentials,
made the following report of delegates entitled
to seats
WinonaH. 0. Parrott, H. W. Hill, Henry
Talbot, M. Sullivan, W.S.Drew, C. F. Buck,
W. H. Dill, N. T. Uilbert, W. J. Whipple, Johu
A. Mathews, II. \V. Jackson. Jr., Geo. B. Dren
bach, Samuel Miller. J. M. Cole, H. W. Lam
WasecaH. C. Woodbury, Hon. J. 0. Chand
ler, James Hayden, Hon. William Brisbane, F.
A. Hornet.
Blue EarthW. W. Bragdon, J. C. Wise, Jas.
Slioomaker, James Cannon, James Brown, J.
G. Tho.upson, Daniel Buck, D. P. Davis, J. G.
Graham. L. Francis, S. F. Barney.
SteeleHugh Muiray, Edwatd Donaldson,
Oord King, U.K. Darby, B. S. Cook.O. A.Buck
OlmstedL. E. Cowdrcy, Jno. W. Ernestine,
H. T. Hanson, li. Waidion, Wm. Brown, Wm.
O'Mullachev. C. H. HeiTron.
MartinH. F. Shearman.
DodgeA. B. Huntley, J. Andrews, A. La
I) no.
Mr. B. S. Cook, chairman of the committee
on permanent organization, reported recom
mending Hon. Wm. Brisbane, of Waseca, for
permanent pieidcnt, and A. H. Lewis, of
Steele, for permanent secretary. The report
was accepted.
in acknowledging the honor conferred upon
htm, by calling upon him to preside, Mr. Bris
bane remarked that he came to America thirty
nino years ago, and irom the first day be
breathed the fttc air of this glorious Republic
he had been a Democrat. During that time
there had been many dark days for the party,
but ho believed the clouds were breaking away,
Bhowing tlio silver lining. The convention was
few in numbers, but, as they say in Scotland,
"good gear is put up in small bundles." He
itTUBtod the convention would act wisely.
The report of the committee on resolutions
being called for, Hon. H. W. Hill, of Winona,
read the following:
We, the Domociacy the First Congression
al district ot Minnesota, in convention assem
bled, hereby rcallirm our fidelity to and faith
in the national union, and onr devotion to the
constitution with all its amendments, and the
While demanding the sacied preservation of
the nation's credit and the nation's faith, and
the faithful and honest maintenance of the
constitution as it is, and the inviolability of
the great truth that this is a government of tho
people, we congratulate the country upon the
restoration of these cardinal principles of our
government, upon which the perpetuity of
our institutions depend, through the ascenden
cy to power of the Democratic party, and the
consequent final overthrow of the organized
rascality and systematic mis-rule, which, in
th name of Rebublicanism, has for the past
twelve years subverted these great principles to
the base purposed of personal and partisan
gains, and plundered and impoverished the
people of our common rnimtrv, In this assur
ed triumph of the Dcmooratic principles of
constitutional government, through home rule
andthcsuhoidination of the military to the
civil power, we laid thu promise of revived
prosperity to labor, and to our several indus
We condemn the Republican party for its
Corruption in office, and its apologies and of
ficial protection extended to its corrupt and
oriminal officers its unwise legislation its dan
gerous and unprecedented usurpations of
power in its wicked and treasonable perversion
of the popular will as expressed at the ballot
box, whereby the people were defrauded of a
lawfully elected President, and the perpetra
tors of this great fraud "first triumphant in
America.n history," were, by appointment to
offices of honor and profit, rewarded for acts of
bribery, forgery, and perjury, by which the
final completion of the great crime was ac
Wo condemn the Republican party tor squan
dering the public lands, wasting "the public
funds, and inaugurating and maintaining an
era or corruption unparalleled in the history of
this government. It has swept our commerce
front the seas, and legislated to favor and pro
tect combined capital at the expense of labor,
by creating and subsidizing gi
gantic monopolies. It has allied
itself with rich corporations and
capitalists by exempting from taxation a large
portion of their wealth, thus unnecessarily and
unjustly burdening tlie people with oppressive
taxation. It has used the army in times of
peace for the purpose of .intimidating voters at
the polls and dispersing SMte legislatures, thus
tewarting the will of the eople in order to pre
serve its political ascendency.
Instead of these policies, which for years
have been persistently purstied by the Repub
lican party, we hereby dec.'aro ourselves in
favor of
FirstHome rule supremacy of the civil
over the military power separation of church
and State equality of ah citii.ens before the
law the greatest liberty of individual action,
consistent with good government, unvexed by
sumptuary laws absolute acquiescence in the
lawfully expressed will of the majority in all
the States, undisturbed and unawcvl by federal
interference, civil or militrryfree elections
and honest counts.
SecondWe endorse the investigation of the
electoral frauds, to the end that the truth of
history may be vindicated, the repetition of
Buch crimes prevented by holding to a legal ac
countability all who hud guilty connectionT
with them.
ThirdWe are in favor of free trade, believ
ing that the unrestricted privilege of our
people to sell in the highest and buy in the
lowest miirUeU of the world, is found'ed upon
wisdoir in I justice, oid would benefit the
many !.-it oppressing the few.
Fouif. 'i we declare that there can be
no legitimate employment of organized force
in this country except to execute the law and
to maintain peace, and that no violence should
be countenanced to obtain redress for any
alleged grievance, but should be repressed at
any cost till relief can be secured
by legal methods, we maintain that the inter
ests of the industrial, wealth producing classes
are the paramount interests of the whole
people of the United States, and that those
who labor, and the industries that produce
wealth should be secure in its enjoyment, and
to this end, we pledge the Democratic party to
a reversal of that ruinous and merciless finan
cial policy and unjust legislation of the Repub
lican party which has increased the value and
purchasing power of that class of securities
that partake of the enhancement of money,and
decreased the value of all other
property, and especially of capital designed
for productive use, and required for ,the em
ployment of labor, thus repressing instead of
fostering industry, compelling idleness instead
of sustaining trade and commerce.
FifthWhile we congratulate the country
that the downward course to bankruptcy and
ruin involved in the financial policy of the Re
publican party has been partially averted by
the Democratic measures passed at the late
session of Congress, restoring the debt
paying power to the silver dollarmade a
law, in spite of the President's veto,
and stopping the further destruction of green
backs, we demand as further acts of justice,
the removal of all restrictions to the coinage
of silver as a money metal the same as gold, as
it was before its fraudulent demonetization,
the gradual substitution of United States legal
tender paper for the national bank notes and
its permanent re-establishment as the sole paper
money of the country, made receivable for all
dues both public and private, where not in
conflict with existing contracts, and the
amount of such issues to be so regulated by
legislative or organic law as to give the people
assurance of stability in the volume of curren
cy and consequent stability of value and con
vertible into coin at the pleasure of riie holder,
so soon as can be without endangering the buai
ness interests of the country.
SixthWe demand the payment and can
cellation of the bonded debt held abroad, when
not in conflift with the provisions of the con
tract, and, if necessary, the issue i'fl. their stead
of bonds payable in lawful mo ney of the
United Sfates, bearing a reasonable rate of in
terest, and of such denominations as shall be
within the reach of the sayings of labor.
SeventhWe declare that the prostrate con
dition of the business interests of the country
imperatively demand that taxation, both State
and national, shall be reduced to the lowest
point consistent with the attainment of the
objects for which such taxes shall be levied, and
that economy &hall be practiced in every de
partment of the government.
EighthWe congratulate the country unon
the reduction of over $50,000,000 in the "ni.
tional expenditures during the last four year'.*,
which result was secured by a Democra tic
House of Representatives, and also upon the
adoption of the constitutional and acific
policy of local self-government in the States of
the South, so long advocated by the Demo
cratic party, and which has brought eace and
harmony to that section of the Union
The reading was interrupted several times by
hearty applause, and at the conciliation, the re
port was adopted.
Mr. S. Cooke, of the retiring c\istrict commit
tee, aid he desired to make "a proposition to
the convention. Owing to the very season
in which the convention cha need to fall, there
was only a small attendance. It was the opin
ion of the committee thatv, under the circum
stances, it would not be advisable to make
a nomination, but that the convention should
adjourn subject to another call, or that the se
lection of a candidate should be devolved upon
a committee selected by the convention.
Mr. H. W. Hill, chairman of the committee,
rcmarki that when the call for the convention
was made, it was supposed it would fall
at least ten days before the
harvest. The weather, however, had
ripened the grain unusually early, thusthwart
his gbod intentions. It was unfortunate,
.but could not be helped now. Under the cir
cumstances he was decidedly in favor of Mr.
Cook's rccomDaendation.
A brief interchange of opinion followed be
tween Messrs. Shearman, Whipple and others
as to the best mode of procedure, culminating
finally in the adoption of a motion for a com
mittee of three to select a district committee
of nine, with whom the reassembling of the
convention, or the naming of a candidate, for
the suffrages of the Democrats f the District
should be discretionary.
The chair appointed as such committee,
Messrs. H. F. Shearman, E. D. Donaldson, ami.
W. J. Whipple, 'A'ho, after consultation, re
ported the following, which was adopted:
Jiewh'cc/, That the following named gentle
men be appointed as the Congressional com
mittee for the ensuing two years, and are au
thorized to seVect a candidate for Congrei JB to
be voted for at the ensuing November election:
B. S. Coo it, Steele county.
James rjhoernaker, Blue Earth county.
H. S. fjhermnan, Martin county.
W. Bennett, Nobles county.
C. Buck, Winona county.
Ji. C. Woodbury, Waseca county.
Balcomb Huntley, Dodge county.
William Brown, Olmsted county.
E. C. Stacey, Freeborn county.
The convention then adjourned.
lid in and Craps.
It commenced raining here at an ea'rly hour
this morning, the storm continuing nearly all
day, raining very hard at times. In consequence
the harvesters have been idle in the country
roundabout, a large number of farmers
availing themselves of Uie opportunity for sup
plies. As a rule they bring discouraging re
ports as to the condition of the wheat crop, thft
most placing the average at not more than
twelve or fifteen bushel?,, with little if an
No. 1. Still worse reports aro brought by the
Waseca county delegates of the condition of the
grain in that county* Hon. "W. Brisbane told
your reporter he d-.d not believe there would be
a bashel of whea*, on his place fit for seed.
Hon. J. O. Chandler, of the same county, said
that a few days ago he fell confident
his wheat would vield from
25 to 30 bushels to" the acre
but that now he did not believe he would
have mor than eight bushels. He 6aid there
was an immense growth of straw, but the
eads "were small and blighted. Other gentle
m.en gave similar discouraging reports.
Our little city continues to improve, and to
lay presents as healtny and substantial growth
ris any place in the State. Among the
noted improvements now rapidly ap
proaching completion is thebusidess block being
built by Mr ulius E. Young, upon the ground
burned off in the fire of some three months
ago. The block is of brick, with galvanized
iron trimmings, and in its architecture and
general appearance presents a very handsome
Another splendid improvement is the large
steam flouring mill of Messrs. Burdick &
Dines, now nearly completed. The mill is lo
cated a short distance northwest of the depot
of the Milwaukee & St. Paul
railway, is to have five run of stone,
and will be fitted up with the latest improved
machinery for the manufacture of high grade
flour. A spur track gives rail facilities for the
reception of wheat and shipment of flour. In
short, it is a perfect mill, and will prove a
great addition to the industries of the city.
Besides these, many lesser improvements are
in progress, and altogether Owatonna is flour
Dundas, July 23d: Farmers have gener
ally commenced harvesting. Hands are not
very plenty, and wages higher than last year.
The graba this vicinity is pretty badly
lodged, and there is some bhght and smut,
but t\ie timber farmers still think that their
wb/jat will yield from fifteen to twenty-five
hushels per aore, while the prairie folks es
timate theirs at from seven to fifteeen
Glencoe (McLeod countj') Enterprise,
July 23: Harvesting will commence in vari
ous parts of the county during the week.
So far the prospects of a good orop remain
He Relates His Part in the Compilation of
the Louisiana ReturnsAnd Insists That
Everything "Was Square and Above Board
He Denies th Authenticity of he
Anderson-Weber Conversations and Let-
tersAnd Submits a Letter to Hayes Ex
plaining the ProgrammeHow the Per
jurers Have Been Provided for bv the
PresidentGarfield's Statement of the
ATLANTIC Crrv, N. J., July 25.Secretary
Snerman resumed his testimony this morning
before the Potter committee. There was, as
on previous occasions, a large attendance. The
secretary was interrogated by -Repreeehtative
Hiscock, and said that on the 17th of Novem
ber the visiting Republicans called on the re
turning board to pay their respects, having
understood the visiting Democrats had paid a
similar visit of courtesy the day before. The
Iitpublicans stated they came to New Orleans
at the request of President Grant and of politi
cal organizations to witness the count, not to
interfere with the official duties of the board*
and they expressed the hope that the proceed
ing would be conducted openly. The board
-adopted a resolution inviting five gentlemen on
each, side to be present as wit nessea of the
proceedings. The Republican visitors thought
the Democrotic visitors more than they were
mingled with the board examin
ing papers. In all other respects the conduct
both parties was the same. Shortly
after the board cammenced their business ses
sions, the '/jth of November, and testimony
began to be taken under the rules, it becam
necessary to prepare interrogatories and cross
interrogatories. The visiting Representatives
eneavored to prosuri copies as fast as they
could on the Republican side. As these ac
cumulated rapidly, the work of the examining
of bulldozed parisees was divided, Cortland
Parker being assigned to East Feliciana, Gen.
Garfield to West Feliciana, Mr. Hale to East
Baton Rouge, Gen. White to Washidan and
Jadge Kelly to Moorehouse par.sh. The Re
publican visitors designated five persons to at
tend the board in pursuance of the invitation.
The first day the witness attended.
Q. Did you or any of your associates meet
privately with any member or members of the
board? A. I reply emphatically no.
I waB never piivntcly or alone
with any member of the board. 1 treated the
members as 1 would have treated any other
court or tribunal before which I appeared
either as witness or advocateate dinners with
them and other guests, but never alone^ I
never mentioned the duties of the returning
lard or alluded to an investigation or protest
to any member of the returning board while I
was in New Orleans. I was in the custom
house several times, but never transacted any
business there.
Oj. When you were in New Orleans did yon
meet D. A. Weber? A. I do not remember
meeting either him or Anderson except in a
casual way. 1 met hundreds of persons with
out their making a particular impression on
my mind. I have a somewhat indefinite recol
lection that Weber and Andejson came to me at
a restaurant and engaged in short, conseqential
talk, and then went away,. Mr. Stoughton T*I.B
present with me. Do jt think I ever saw them
Iu response to a question, Sherman denied
emphatically the truth of the testimony of
Jas. E. Anderson alleging a conversation be
tween Sherman and Weber and Anderson, in
which it was represented that Sherman said,
"I wanted to see you, gentlemen, as there was
some difficulty in reference to your parishes.
Now this is a cxibis in which not only Louisiana
but the whole country is involved, and it is a
time whe*i we. expect every true patriot to
sttmd by s. Now I hope you, gentlemen, are
goiug to do that thing." "Well, Mr. Sher-
man," is-aid Weber, "Mr. Anderson and I have
al reaey done more than the circumstances of
tine ase would wairant us in doing, aad I have
iO)js a great deal more than safety would war
rant me in doing.'' Said he: "What do you mean
by that?" Weber replied: "The people of my
Tparish are eons/derahly worked up, and I have
made a protest which is perhaps more sweeping
than it should have been, and if 1 back I
will be undoubtedly in danger of my life."
-Well," said Sherman, "What necessity is thera
for your going back?" Weber said: "My family
lsthere^ my wife and children are there- mv
property is there. What -ii I to do?" To the
above he said he never Lad such conversation.
He never could hav\nad a speech about con
trolling pationaarc, nor did anvhody mention
to him anything of the forged protest. He
never hear* of such a thing, and when in New
Orleans tie was very careful in his expressions,
as wtfre his associates. Secretary Sherman was
shown the letter alleged to have been
written to him by Weber, and
I Anderson, dated Novemher 20, 1876, and said
he never received such letter, and never saw or
heard of it until it was published, "When,"
said the secretary, "this matter came to my
knowledge, I sent to my home in Ohio for my
paners to be forwarded to me in order that I
might find the original of the letter, if it was
there. Such a letter could not have been sent to
me without my knowing it. Any such letter
would have excited my resentmentl The letter
on its face is insulting.
QIn what respect is the letter insulting?
AIt is suggestive of falsehoods and exceed
ingly improper. They said: "We have care
fully considered the argument advanced by
you in Our interview. Your assurance that we
shall be taken care of is scarcely specific
enough. In case we pursue the course poggefef
ed by you we v.'onld u'c obliged to leaye the
State. Will you, therefoie, state in writing
who we shall look to for the fulfillment of these
In response to further questions Secretary
Sherman said he never suggested employment
for any service they might render in connec
tion with the returning board or in any other
way, nor was any promise of reward ever inti
mated. With reference the alleged reply.
Secretary Sherman said most emphatically he
did not write Buch a letter at the same time,
however, as he stated when this investigation
began, there were things in it that he would
have written to those or any other men who
were engaged in the performance of-what he
believed their duty, if he had been asked, but
he did not think he wrote the letter. He be
lieved he did say in conversation with various
gentlemen that all Republicans in .Louisiana
who stood by their guns deserved credit. If he
had been a citizen of Louisiana he would prob
ably have been killed, for he should
have resisted the rifle club, who, in addition to
other crimes, drive negroes from their homes
to the swamps. His conversations on ihat
subject were similar to the remarks he had ut
tered in the Senate, and he would make them
in New Orleans to-day. [Applause] by the
audience.] There never could be peace and
quiet while these things occurred. In the fall
of 1876, in Lonisianna, scores of cases of in
timidation, and violence and wrong took place.
He could not think of these occurrences, even
now, without feelings of resentment, and with
out exciting his anger. The testimony was
Secretary Sherman, in reply to a question,
handed in a memorandum detailing the cir
cumstances of Anderson's visit to him at the
treasury department in March last, and giving
an account of the conversation as noted at the
time by the secretary's stenographer. In the
course of the colloquy Secretary Sherman, in
reply to Anderson, said he did not remember a
certain conversation, to which Anderson re
plied: "If you don't, then there is no use in
my recalling it."
Secretary ShermanWhat did jou talk with
me about in that interview?
Mr. AndersonI told you I had come to
Washingtou to seek for a place. You told me
you had no place in the department for me. I
told you I did not care for a place in your de
partment. I came for a place in the State de
partment, and you told me to go to
Mr. Evarts. I told you I had been
to Everts and wanted your endorsement, and
yon said you would give it to me. That was
the end of it. Mr. Wells oame, then 1 left.
In reply to a question, the secretary said that
while in New Orleans he wrote a letter to Gov.
Hayes as follows!
NEW ORLEANS, Nov: 23( 1876.^-My Deal- Sin I
have not written you sooner, for the progress
of our visitation will be known to you through
the papers sooner than from my letter, and the
telegraph here is more public than a sheriffs
sale. We sometimes hear of private telegrams
before thfiy are delivered. The action of the
returning board has thus far been open-faced,
and only confirms the general result known be
fore. We are not approaching the contested
parishes. In five of them, viz., Batan Rouge,
East and West Feleciina, Morehouse, and
Ouachita, the evidences of intimidation are so
well made out on paper that no one would
doubt as to the Just conclusion of their
vote. In these parishes alone, the Re
publicans ought to have a majority of 7,000,
but under the law the entire return must be
excluded in all election districts where intimi
dation has affected or changed the result. This
is done. The result will give the Hayes electors
majorities aggregating 24,114 Tiiden electors
majorities aggregating 22,633, but in most
every parish the official returns vajy somewhat
from the stated majoritiesthus far slightly
reduce the Republican majority vote of each.
The disputed parishes have thus far been laid
aside, and among them are two parishes where
the most foolish blunders or something worse
was made in omitting from the
Republican tickets the names of all the
electors but two senatorial and one district
elector. The Democrats claim this will lose
over 2,000 votes, for our friends, whose infor
mation we have generally found confirmed, say
it will lobe us at most 1,193^ votes. The law
seems conclusive that defective ballots cannot
be counted for any electors but those named on
the ticket, though it is conclusively shown that
the remaining electors were counted by reason
of a mistaken idea that a district could only
vote for one elector. The whole trouble has
grown out of the fact that in these two par
ishes a candidate for district judge was
not named on the ticket print
ed by the Btate committee. We undertook to
correct this by printing new tickets, which
were voted in these parishes. The result of
this blunder will leave the poll so close as to
render it probable three or more of the Tiiden
electors would have a majority. There are
other parishes where organized intimidation
was not so general as in the Darishes named,
though in r.Kngle election precincts it was ef
fective. These parishes, where formal protests
have been li led, are Bunville, Bossier, Caldwell,
Franklin, rant,, Iberia, Lincoln, Richland
Saline. Ho fur the proof in the Pa'"^^ ^[j
sustain the pro tests we cannot
dence is h-aid before the returninjg
board. We are now collecting testi
mony as to the bulldozed- parishes.
It seems more like the history of hell than of
civilized and Christian communities. The
means adopted are almost incredible, but were
fearfully effective upon ignorant and supersti
tious people. Lhat you would have received at
a rair election a, large majority in Louisiana no
honest man cam question. That you did not
receive a majority is equally clear, but that in
timidation of every.kind a 0
than would
"te this
mor fc
Cuange*thm 8
tion polls
result and giv vo the
rnei difficulty of gathering this testimony and
putting it legal form nas been very great, but
I believe has been rully met. The whole
case rests upon the action or the returning
board. I have carefully observed them and
have forraoi a higher opinion of Gov. Wells
and Col AnderFon. They are firm, judicious,
and, *rs far I can judge, thoroughly honest
and conscientious. They are personally famil
m with the nature and degree of intimidation
Louisiana. They can see that intimidation
as organization was with a view of throwing
out Republican parishes rather than Demo"
cratic parishes. Our little paity are now
dividing out disputed parishes with a view of
careful examination of every paper in detail.
Many are impatient t the delay, and some
have gone home. We will Arobablv be able to
keep about ten here. We have incurred
some liabilities for Venorting, print
ing, etc., but nope-the Republican
national committee wjll make this
good. If not, we must provide for it otherwi.-e
We are in good hope and spirit, not wishing
the return in your favor unless it is clear that
it oujfht to be so, and not willing to be cheated
of it or to be bulldozed or intimidated.
The trouble is palpable that you ought to have
the vote of Louisiana, and wo believe that you
will have it by an honest and fair return ac
cording to the letter and spirit of the law of
Louisiana. Very truly yours,
To this General Hayes responded as follows:
ComaiBTJs, o., Nov. 17,1876.-MY DEAR SIR:
I have been greatly obliged for your letter of
the 23d. You feel, I am sure, as I do about
this whole business. A fair election would
have given us about torty electoral votes at the
Southat least that manybut we are not to
allow our friends, to defeat one Outright fraud
by another. There must be nothing crooked
on our part. Let Mr. Tiiden have the place by
violence, intimidation and fraud, rather than
Undertake to prevent it by means that will not
bear the severest scrutiny. I appreciate the
V'ork done by Republicans who have gone
South, and am especially proud to acknowledge
the honorable conduct of those from Ohio.
The Democrats made a mistake in sending so
many ex-Republicans. New converts are pro
verbially bitter and unfair towards those they
have recently 4eft. I trust you will soon reach
the end of the work, and be able to return in
health and safety. Sincerely, R. B. HAYES.
In the course of further examination the
Secretary said in reference to Weber's testi
mony that he had never heard of any plan to
manipulate the vote of Louisiana, nor was he
at any time writing at a desk at the custom
house. Weber must have seen somebody else.
The testimony of that witness about a caucus
at which he was present is false, made out of
whole cloth. He was astonished that so many
Republicans stood up for the fight amid so
much intimidation and so many threats
b'li the part of Democrats. He deemed
that the pxhilution and statements
concerning Eliza Pinkston were a
part of the plot for a political purpose. He
never asked Mrs. Jenks to suppress any letter
written by him. He never had a conversation
with her except in the presence of others, and
never offered her any reward for anything she
was to do.
Chairman Potter asked Secretary Sherman
whether he was not aware that Louis J. Tower
was appointed one of the local appraisers in
the New Orleans custom house after Kellogg
testified before this committee, and that Henry
C. Clarke, formerly Gov. Kellogg's private sec
retary, did not occupy a place in the office of
the commissioner of internal reveue. The
secretary said he was aware that Messrs.
Kellogg and Clarke had testified before
the committee. The secretary was also
interrogated about Weber and Capt. Thomas
H. Jenks in connection with appointments to
office. The name of Judge Shellabarger, coun
sel to Secretary Sherman, having been men
tioned with reference to the last named, Shel
labarger, by per-nission of the committee, ex
plained that having received a note from Mr,
Vance, treasury appointment clerk, he merely
went to the department with Capt: Jenks and
introduced him to Mr. Vance, and then left.
Secretary Sherman said he would not hesitate
to appoint any man because he did his dnty.
Gen. ButlerI think Tower was appointed
on recommendation of Senator Kellogg. Did
not the appointment come down to you from
the President instead of going up from vou to
The secretary replied: "The papers will
show. You trench on delicate ground. 1
ought not to tell you what the President said
to me, or what I said to the President."
Gen. ButlerI don't ask you for cabinet
secrets, but I have come to the conclnsion that
there ought to be no secrets in a free govern
The secretaryI will give you the exact facts
when we reach Washington.
Gen. ButlerBut the papers will not help
the ease, nor answer my question. Was not
Parker removed as postmaster at New Orleans
and Badger appointed in his place on the same
day that Tower was appointed? Was there any
consultation about it? The secretary declined
to answer, when Butler said: I want to prove
that nothing was said in the cabinet about it."
Secretary Sherman then left the committee
room, and will return to Washington this even
ing. It was understood that he will be further
examined in that city on questions other than
those propounded to-day.
Gen. Garfield was next called, being exam
ined by Hiscock, and testified he visited New
Orleans in November, 1876, on invitation of
President Grant, as follows:
FBIDAY, November 10,1876.
To Hon. J. A. Garfield, Washington:
I Would be gratified if you would go to New
Orleans to remain until the vote of Louisiana
is counted. Gov. Kellogg requests that reliable
witnesses be sent to see that the canvass of the
vote is a fair one. Answer.
(Signed) U. S. GBAST.
Gen. Garfield subsequently had a conversa
tion with President Grant, who said Governor
Kellogg had telegraphed him saying that the
chairman of the Democratic State committee
had invited prominent Democrats to visit New
Orleans, and therefore Kellogg suggested that
a corresponding number of Republicans should
come there. The President stated there was
likely to be a great deal of feeling with regard
to the counting of the vote, as it would be a
matter of discussion in Congress. It was im
portant both for truth's sake and for members
of Congress that they should be familiar with
the facts, and on this ground the President
urged Gen. Garfield to go to Louisiana. The
President said all he desired was to
know the facts of what transpired,
and to have a report. General
Garfield said he was more indebted to the late
D. A. Weber, supervisor of elections of West
Feliciana, for information relative to that par
ish, than to any one else. Weber said the
whole trouble there was fonnded on the sug
gestions of the Denn cratic State committee,
who advised the formation of rifle clubs for
~1 *U A 4 i .I. A
nature, provided
against by the Louisiana law, did enter int.o
and control tha election i
The Weather.
WASHINGTON July 26,1 A. M.Indications for
the upper lake region and upper Mississippi
valley, cloudy and rainy weather, warm south
easterly winds, falling "followed by rising bar
ometer, and cooler northerly winds in the west
district by clearing weather.
Dakota county: Vermillion, July 22.Ru-
dolph Latto commenced cutting wheat to
day. He expects that over one-third of the
crop is destroyed with smut and rust. He
states that the so-called blight IR altogether
a mistake, and is caused by the genuine
chinch bug. He examined several stalks and
found the bug in every instance.,-
iThe Regatta at White Bear I^ke Witnessed
by Thousands of SpectatorsAn Interest
ing and Exciting Series of ContestsThe
Madison KesrattaOther Sports.
The White Bear Regatta.
Special Telegram to the Globe.
WHITE BEAB, July 25.The 12 o'clock night
special regatta train has just pulled out for St.
Paul, taking home the several hundred yonng
ladies and gentlemen who lingered here after
the day's sports t- enjoy the delightful waltzes
and lancers of the hops given at both the Wil
liams and Leip hotels. Col. Leip had secured
the retention of Seibert's band for the even
ing's entertainment at his house simultaneously
with the order of the St. Paul Boat club for a
string band to come out. Hence the two sep
arate dancing occasions, both of which passed
off admirably. The weather throughout
the day was all that could be
desired. While heavy storms prevailed at St.
Paul and Minneapolis, and deterred hundreds
from coming, no rain, or storm whatever, had
occurred here, and the morning opened aus
piciously for the first sailing and rowing re-
the purpose of intimidating Republicans and Minnesota. Messrs. Fisk, RundJett
A woo ?th*7cirif I nfi Wfl RS
moral force in the movement. Weber said he
could not'then return to West Feliciana with
out running the risk of being killed,
although it might be safe for him to return
after the excitement was over. Gen. Garfield
was questioned at length as to the testimony
of *E. L. Weber,denying the general statements
of this witness in regard to events in Louisiana
in connection with the visiting Republicans.
Many of his statements were utterly inconsist
ent with the truth. Gen. Garfield did not
know of any of the visitors having a conference
with the returning board or addressing to them
arguments as to what rules should be adopted
in the counting of votes. There was^ not
word of truth in the stateme-"1
the visiting Republicans ad'"'
ing board to stretch
extent with a ow
this relatese to me," Gen.
th utmos
votes. .,Kvt lliiowing out Democratitc
^M*Vd feaid, "it is a lie, and is a lie also so
rar as it relates to anybody else. It was the
purpose of the visitors on both sides not to
meddle with the questions before the board,
their object only being to discover results."
Gen. Garfield having been interrupted by
Chairman Potter, said among other things that
the air of New Orleans was full of stories that
the colored members of the returning board
might be tampered with, but confidence was
expressed in the white members. The general
was also questioned as to the affidavits of
numerous persons, among them being Mitchell,
whose truthfulness he believed. She had
testified to the murder of her husband.
Chairman Potter asked witness whether he
had heard of her recantation, and he replied
that he was surprised at the statements, as she
had told him all the particulars of her hus
band's death.
Mr. Potter here read the newspaper account
of Amy Mitchell's .ecantation. Gen. Garfield
said in reply to Hiscock that he examined the
parties in order to ascertain all the truth con
cerning their statements as embraced in the
Gen. Butler asked: "Have you any doubts
that if the State was carried for Hayes it was
also earned for Packard?" A. "I think Pack
ard was honestly elected, but the final outcome
was for Nicholls."
Gen. ButlerI thought the legislature de
clared for Packard and put him in as Governor
until the struggle which put him out? A. I
do not so understand it.
Q. Did the returning board make a new set
of returns? A. In case of the Presidential
electors the determination of the returning
board is final, while as to Governor the legisla
ture can reverse the finding.
0But did you not understand that the
legislature did make a declaration that Packatd
was elected Governor, and inaugurated him,
and that he remained Governor until he was
unseated by another power, and this same
legislature elected Kellogg Senate, and the
United States Senator recognized him as legal
ly elected. ABut I do not understand the
party opposed to Packard lost the power to
QAfter a man has been declared elected by
the returning board and been inaugurated as
Governor, do you understand that can be
done? AThat depends on the statutes*. I
know that it can be done in case of contest.
Q. Do you know of such a contest iu that
legislature? A. I am not particularly familiar
with the proceedings.
Q.' Did not the legislature and Gov. Packard
maintain themselves for three months? A.
They maintained about eight acres of Louisiana.
Q. I am asking for time, and you give me
acres? A. I think about three months.
0. Did they not maintain themselves till the
pres't sent a body of men down there to break
them up? A. I think not.
Q. Did they not maintain themselves until
the McVeagh commission was sent down? A.
They were maintained by troops.
Q. Do you kuow any act of the troops or of
an order to maintain that legislature?
Hiscock objected to the question. All this,
he said, is current history. Jt is notoi iously
known to one gentleman as to another. Be
sides, such examination does not come within
the letter of the authority under which the
committee is acting.
Gen. ButlerEvery time 1 get this matter to
a point my brother on the left objects. He
-was patient, however, to-day, while Secretary
Sherman was making irrelevant remarks.
HiscockAll I cau say is this: If the gentle
man considered the remarks improper he could
have objeeted to them.
Chairman PotterI will leave the decision
of this question to my colleague, Springer, as
all other members of the committee have ex
pressed their views on the subject.
Springer.Gen. Butler has indicated the
tone of the investigation, and prefaced the
case by stating he proposed to Bhow a bargain
by which Hayes was to be counted in as Presi
dent, and in turn for such service was to over
throw Packard as governor, and recognize Nich
ols. The question now put
to witness relates to the
overthrow of the Packard government by with
drawing troops and leaving Packard to his fate.
The question, therefore, is pertinent as part of
a general conspiracy proposed to be proven.
Besides, this question was adjudicated at a
former session of the committee, and it would
be manifestly unjust to reverse for this season.
He would vote to allow the question to be
Chairman PotterI have not been in favor
of this line of inquiry for myself. I must sa\
I think the people of Louisiana, acting with
Nicholls, were justified after the actions of the
returning board in making the best deal they
could to secure the State govern
ment, but, however that may
be, after the length to which that
branch of the inquiry had been carried, I do
not know that 1 ought now to stop it, if I had
the power. But as soon as the committee is di
vided I have not the power, and, therefore, the
question may be answered.
Gen. BulterI recognize the right of Nichols
to make a bargain on his place as much as Sir
Henry House had to bribe Arnold, but it is
Arnold I am after.
HiscockI must object to such insinuations
in line of charges without evidence to support
The question was then asked: Q. Do you
know of any act of troops or.any order to
troops to maintain the Packard government?
A. I have no knowledge except
current history open to us all.
and Corning, of the regatta committee, were
on the ground early, and the work of sending
out the various flag boats and other signals and
preparations on the water, presented a busy
and unusual scene for this place. The hotels
and private cottages, particularly the cottage
row, including the premises of George Finch.
Esq., Capt. Gibbs, Mr. Mann, &c, were
decorated with flags and banner'
fullest holiday attire. The sails an
of the twenty yachts were fi"
ping in readiness. streamers
2,00 visitor"
...ed in use or flap-
train -y 10 o'cl ck A. M. about
uad arrived, and each subsequent
oiided largely to the number. At about 4
i o'clock all the racing yachts of the first class
reported at and anchored out in front of the
William's house, and were 6ent off on their race
as per programme. Greenman's Lucy Park,
Leip's Juanita and Leaman & Johnson'B Daniel
Getty composed the fleet. The start was un
fortunate for the first in her failing to bear
away at the word, while the last named, after
making a magnificent and exciting start like a
quarter-horse jumping from the pole, had the
misfortune to break her topmast square off,
thus disabling her of all extra racing Bails.
Under these ciicumstances the first race,
though pretty clo^e between Juanita and
Lucy Park, was shorn of special interest, and
easily won by the former. The race did not
decide the actual merits of sail yachts, and
will breed additional contests between them.
Tne second class yachts were Edith, by
Leaman & Johnson, Merrimac, Greenman &
Lizzie, Pratt, by Leip. This was a closer race,
but won by the last named, the Edith taking
the second prize.
About 5 p. M. the rowing races began by the
working boat race, half a mile and return, won
by Victor Richards, of White bear. The second
was an amateur working boat race between
Stone and Oxl^y, of St. Paul, half mile and re
turn, hotly rontested and won by the latter.
The single shell race, four entries was next
called, the course one and a half miles run
from Leip'b baj up the north shore and return,
was one of the closest and most exciting races
ever witnessed, Messrs. Getty and Rhodes lead
ing, passing and repassing each other and
crossing the home line with Getty winner by
only a quarter of a length amidst loud cheering.
The four-oared club crews of Red CaDs and
White weut over the same course, pulling
with great spirit, making the splendid time
of 9:50, the Acker crew winning by a length.
The double scull race, half mile and repeat, was
won by Getty and Par'ier, after a spirited con
test. Then closed the great day of the While
Bear regatta by a most exciting and laughabl*
tub race with numerous entries, starting from
the Williams House pier and closing at the line
of Mr. Finch's boat house, Underwood of St. Paul
being the winner, and himself and Mr. Fogarty
being the only ones to escape a capsize. But
as the latter had to stop so often to bail out, he
lost the race.
At the close of the races and when the sup
per tables were cleared, the members of the St.
Paul boat club audjtheir friends, with many of
the beautiful young ladies of St. Paul, includ
ing several from other States, participated in a
most enjoyable dancing sociable, closing their
pleasant reunion by a grand waltz in the pa
vilion and the ceremony of the presentation of
the prizes won in the regatta. The latter cere
mony wab opened by calling upon Col. Fisk, in
behalf of the regatta committee, to say a
word or two and announce the awards forthe
victorious yachts. The colonel said that as the
regatta was first talked up and blocked out
there in the said pavillion, ir was perhaps meet
that its closing incidents should occur there
also. He announced the awards of the money
prizes for the several winning yachts, as fol
lows: First prize, $100. to the Juniata oecond
prize, first-class, 40, to the Lucy Park first
prize of $40. second-class, to the Lizzie Pratt
second prize, 820, to the Edith Amin
gold. He then spoke of the occa
sion as one of no little importance
as the.probable initiatory step to more perfeet
and stili more enjoyable events of the kind in
the future, expressing hearty appreciation of,
the generous co-operative assistance of the
people of St. Paul, thanking all present for
their endeavors to make the regatta a success,
and to encourage a better acqaintancc between
those of the capitol city and their lakeside
neighbors, asking that the errors and short
comings of this, the first affair of the kind we
had ever undertaken, might be overlooked, and
expressing the belief that with their mu
tual co-operation more perfect and more
enjoyable regattas for the future
would result from this first endeavor. The
speaker closed by calling upon Mr. Fogarty to
conduct the distribution of the various badges
and other emblems of victory due to the gal
lart winners in the several rowing matches.
Mr Fogerty first introduced Miss Kitty
Barry, of Milwaukeee, who stepped forward,
and in very graceful lines made the presen
tation of the single shell badge to Mr. Getty.
Miss Alice Illsley, daughter of President Illsley,
presented the fonr-oared badge to the winning
crew, and, as with the first lady, received
hearty applause for the manner in which she
acquitted herself. The double gig trophies
were likewise very handsomely delivered to
their gentlemanly winners by Miss Kate Mor
row, of Lawrence, Kansas. The emblem for
the victor in the tub race was no less uniquely
prepared, and was presented in a neat aud ap
propriate little speech by Miss Gertrude Bul
lene, of Kansas City. This was an interesting
part of the programme of the pioneer sailing
and rowing regatta of Minnesota, and upon its
termination there was a general interchange of
congratulations, good-by"8, etc., and an ad
journment .line die to let those who mtiBt reach
the depot and catch the midnight train for
The liberality and public spirit of the man
agers of the St. Paul & Dnluth railroad, in con
nection with the day at White Bear have been
the subject of general remark by nearly every
body present, with assurances that the general
practice of such a policy by the company for
any and all public occasions here would often
bring thousands out here where hundreds have
heretofore come. The class of people attend
ing the regatta from each of the neighboring
cities was of the very best, and it can be said
that so far as known not a single incident, ac
cident or case of ill behavior occurred to mar
the enjoyment of any person present.
ZVie Madison Regatta.
[Special Telegram to the Globe
MADISON, Wis., July 25.The races to-day
were done with but little wind for the first half 7
of the course, but ou the last eight miles the
breeze freshened, the Niobe, of Oshkosh, tak
ing the first money, and the Agamenanon, of
Geneva Lake, the second. The Lulu, of Madi
son, capsized on the first turn around. Her
crew were rescued without accident. The com
modore of the Lulu has challenged the Niobe
for a race to-morrow, which will take place at
10 A. M.
Secretary Garfield, of the National Associa
tion of Amateur Oarsmen, has invited the oars
men of the Mississippi Valley association to be
present at the national rowing regatta at
Newark, N. J., August 20th and 21st, and offers
free transportation-
and return,
A Madison crew contemplate being
TOBONTO, Ont.. July 25.The Ross-Hanlan
race has been postponed until to-morrow on
i account of rough, water.
A Proposition to Impea ch Earl Beacons
field Offered In the British Commons
Gladstone Demanding the Submission
of All the Documents--The Vatican's
LONDON, July 25.In the house of commons
to-day Jos. Cowen, Radical, will present a po
tion of a small faction of the extreme Tarto
phile, demanding the impeachment of Lord
When the petition was presented Charles
Edward Lewes, conservative, rose to a point of
order, but the speaker allowed the presenta
Twenty-four thousand nail-makers on a strike
express the unanimous determination to hold
ont. The nail-makers of the Bromsgrave and
Black Heath districts will join the strike.
VIENNA, July 25.News has reached here
that the treaty of Berlin caused great
among the Bulgarians, who, s'-
opposition,have been ntatlon
Roumelia. A _
th RllBsill
tee has _..
ruling class in eastern
-^-oalled Pan-Bulgarian commit
-een formed at Adrianople to agitate
"nlgiimm unity. The committee telegraph
ed Fnnce Labenoff. Russian ambassad- at
Constantinople, to Aksakoff, of the Pan-!-' -via
propoganda at Moscow, and to the czarowitoh
informing them of the Pan-Bulgarian inove^
Arrangements for the march of Austrian
troops into Bosnia are complete, but the order
of march will not be given before the end of
the week. The Turkish authorities in the
provinces have received directions from Con
stantinople that they are to meet the Austrians
in a friendly spirit.
The Italian demonstrations absorb political
interest here, but it is well understood the
whole affair is directed against the Carioli
In the House of Commons the under secre
tary of state for foreign affairs, replying to
Gladstone, said the government could not lay
on the table a memoradum of the Schouvaloff
Salisbury agreement without other documents
accompanying it, and these could not be pre
duced without the consent of i thcr powers.
Gladstone then gave notice he would move for
the production of the documents. Bourke re
plying to Haslington^ said that the powerHhad
been asked to permit the production Lf the
documents, but one of the powers had refused
to consent. Gladstone thereupon withdrew tho
A dispatch from Rome says tho Italia
lredenta agitation is subsiding.
Changes in the foreign representation of the
Vatican are postponed to November, when a
papal inter-nuncio, having Bcnii-official 6tatii8,
will go to England. England will not send a
representative to ihe Vatican.
BERLIN, July 25.The statement that a con
ference of all the German ministers will be
held at Heidleberg shortly, is denied.
LONDON,"July 26.A Constantinople dispatch
says there is great mortality among the refu
gees there.
Virtual Abdication oj tin- KhediveEnglish
Shyloeks Bleeding the Treasury.
[Cairo Correspondence New York Times,]
I cannot say that we are having glorions
times here just now, tho Khedive having
quite abdicated. The now financial commis
sionthe rivers-Wilson oneare doing
everything with a high hand, overturning
everything where Englishmen are not in
volved I have nevei believed, as is cener
all believed here, that England would acquire
a protectorate over Egypt, for she can have
has alreadynil the benefits which she'
might secure by a protectorate without any
of the ills that might accompany a formal as
sumption of responsibility. For a year
back a himple intimation of the English
ministry has had all the efficacy of an order
herp putting Engli-hinen at enormous
salaries$20,000. $25,000, and $30,000 a
vearinto nearly all the prominent positions
in the country." If she can get such a hold
upon the country as to be equivalent to
practical abdication by the Khedive, there
wilt be no necessity for doing more, no need
of risking a rupture with France, which both
Germany and Russia have hoped to create.
To give you a clear understanding of mat
ters I will cite an instance or two of English
preferment. An Englishman has under his
management the entire Soudan. He was
forced upon the Khedive by the English
ministry. Indeed, on his arrival hero, just
before receiving the appointment, he refused
to see the Khedive until the counsel-general
here, the representative of the ministry, of
course, secured from the Khedive all that
was requiredthe concession of absolute au
thority, and the promise of a salary of $30,-
000 a year. The navy is in English hands,
the coast-guard is also under English con
trol, and the force detailed to execute the
provisions of the slave treaty between Eng
land and Egypt is directed by Englishmen.
The railroads, the telegraph-lines, the cus
toms and revenue collections are controlled
by England. Last of all comes the Wilson
commission. The Khedive claimed that the
taxes and other revenues of the country
were insufficient to keep the necessary ma
chin ry of the government in operation, if
he was obliged to pay the high rate of in
terest now exacted. The bondholders con
tended that he could pay, and so, to deter
mine the matter, the commission was ap
pointed. This is equivalent for the time
being to complete abdication. How long it
will last we can only guess, when the mam
mon-loving members of the commission,
Wilson and his associates, are receiving such
princely salaries.
Faribault Republican, July 24: The late
reports about the damage to the wheat crop
have had a tendency to demoralize business
to a certain extent in some localities. The
bountiful prospect of the wheat harvest in
this county has been greatly changed by the
recent damp, rainy, muggy weather, alter
nating with an excessively hot sun. Infor
mation from the farmers isr ver conflicting,
some claiming that the wheat has sustained
from Chicago to Newark
while others believe that their fields are
almost ruined. From what we hear, we
judge that the wheat on the heavy and wet
soils has suffered badly, and that on light
and sandy soils has sustained little injury as
to quantity, but the quality ia deteriorated.
The greater portion of the wheat will grade
No. two and three. The wheat has made &
tremendous growth of straw, but a great
deal of it has crinkled down, and the headh
blighted. There are generally bnt font
rows of wheat on the head, whereas las:
year there were six, and there is very littL
plump wheat. t

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