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BILL WASHBURN'S CORRUPTION BE-
Tho Conversion of Saul EolipsodThe Pres
ident of a Scandinavian Democratic Club
Arise-* to Advocate Donnelly and Shoots
Off Ills Itfauth for Washburn Instead
Ouo Hundred and Fifty Dollars in Hi
Pocket the Impelling MotiveOther In
stances of BriberyThe Disgraceful Cam
paign of 187 8, Which Will Drive Bill
Wahburn to Private Life.
The taking of testimony in the content for
the RPIU in Congress of the Third Congressional
district of Minnesota was continued in Min
neapolis esteniay, at the offico of A. B. Ovitt,
Esq., Sli. Donnelly diiecting the examination
in his own behalf, absisted by P. O. Chilstrom
as his attorney. Judge Flandrau appeared for
Mr. Washburn, at times assisted by Tom and
The rust witness oalled was Daniel Getchell,
t\ho testified in denial of Emil Shagren's stated
ments He denied having told Shagreu that he
was paid money by Washburn. Being asked
\\b. he d^l -Ute, he objected to answer, and.
also, to the question ot his ic-eiving money
from V/. D. Washburn, or any person acting
toi him, ilh the understanding that he should
ca Ins voie ior W. D. Washbuin.
John C. Oleo denied having stated to Sha
gren that he was paid 82 t#Vote for Washburn.
Witness voted for Washburn.
H. W. ROGERS.
This witness did not support Mr. Donnelly
because he did not agiee with him on the
money question. He (witness) knew Schaack,
a man who edited a Scandinavian paper during
the lpte campugn and who was president of the
Scandinavian Democratic club of Minneapolis.
Mot Mr. Sctnack in the oiRce of Wilson & Law
rence two or thiee weeks before the election
the com ention held at that time was in refer
ence to pending elections I stated that I was
fjumg to tilt. P.uI on business Schaack over
heard the lemark and said he would go along
he said that- had been working for the Dem
ocratic ticket and that he had not
',,'ot so much for it, measuiing the
distance off en his little finger
tb.it he could hive hud $200 00 if lie had BUD
pjrted Mr. \Vahbnrn, and thit he proposed to
go to St. Paul, to the Democratic headquarteis
there, and see if they would give him some
tnmg he did not go to St. Paul with me, as I
left him at that time met Schaack a few days
after the election at the ofliee of Wilson & Law
rence asked him what was the cause of hi9
sudden conveioiou to the candidacy of Mr.
Washburn, as 1 was cu us to know the reason
for the change, is I understood from him that
he was supporting the whole Democratic ticket
no to the nigh: before election on that night
ho delivered a speech before a Scandinavian
ttatheim^ at Tamers hall, on the Last side, on
th p .litical issues of the day it was supposed
that he was to speak fa\or of Mr. Donnelly
1 was surpused to see by the papeis next
morning that lie hid come out strong for Mr.
Washburn he (Schaack) strted in leply to
what 1 ake him that he had been
paid 3150 tor speaking in fa/or of
Washburn at the meeting I asked him if he
meant to say that Washburn paid him that
anmmt, but ho sud that Mr. Washburn in per
son did not pay hun the money, but retused to
state from whom he obtained it, the above
conversitton also took place in the presence of
11. W. Walker, a law student the' office the
thud ori-iveisation to place with Schaack a few
da after that on the stairs the citv hall
the presence of Emil Shagren. when Schaack
acknowledged that he received mone for sup
porting Mr. Washburn he gave as his leasons
for turning from Donnelly to Washburn that
he had been trying to run a Scandinavian paper
in this city, and th it the Democrats had never
helped him a bit, and ho had to go "where he
could butter hi* bread."
Cross-examinedWitness leiterated his state
ment of what S:ha.iek had told him, but no
new point was elicited.
understood Schaack's ad
missions to bo that ho had been bribed to snp
poit Mr. Washburn.
Uvea at Richfield, Hennepin county occupa
tion a farmer Ameiioan nationality and Deru
ociatio in politics ha= resided in Hennepin
county since May 20, 1852 his held the office
or county treasury and county superintendent
ot public schools since his lesidence in the
count} took an active put in the last Con
gressional campaign of this distuct was ap
proached by a paity duiing the last campaign
and ottered money or other reward to cast my
\ote for a ceitain caudidate James Williams,
who was a scaler of logs, asked me my position
rilation to the two candidates foi Congress
1 told hun I =hould vote the Democratic ticket
for Mi. Donnelly: in reply ho said, we, as
Di mocrats hsive no hopes of electing Mr. Don
ntlly, and desired me to state what
ot money put into my hands
woull induce me to %ote and
woik for Washburn, he (Williams) said that he
was as good a Democrat as I was, but should
vote for Mr. Washburn I stated that I should
vote for Mr. Donnelly, but was asked not to
decide the question at the time, but think it
over and meet him at 11 o'clock the next day,
and tell bun what sum would b sufficient in
ducement to woik and vote for Mr. Washburn
I told bim it was no use, and that wa the end
of it 1 understood at the time from his man
uei that Williams was working in the interest
ot Mr. Washburn he (Williams) sud for his
part that if we mid not elect our Democratic
candidate, he would make what he could out of
the canvass, and niged me to do the same.
In relation to his having presided at a Re
public in meeting in llichh the night before
tdeoUon, witness said he did so, for the leason
that no Republican could be tound that would
over the small assembly that was pres
ent thit night. Someone nominated me for
that position and I leplied that I chdnotbelona
to the ring, and that I was a Democrat. But I
did preside, and finding that the publication of
the same was injnrmg me, I wrote a card to the
P., explaining the circumstances, and I had
the promise that it would be printed befoietbe
election, but it did not appear until alter the
lOHN' C. OLEsON,
who testifi 'd at th3 morning session, came for
ward voluntarily, snd desired to coirect his
eviden as follows: I did receive money after
tleotion from William Chase he came to me a
shj.t tima before the election and
asked me if I should work in the yard
on election day: I told him that I could not
get off. but he said he would speak to the fore
man, Mr. Perry, about it I al*.o sp'ike to Perry
about it, and he answered me that I could get
off if I wanted to went down to the poll at the
Sixth ward, first precinct, and stayed there all
day, and there wa-j no moie said about it until
two oi three da-\s alter election, when Chase
came to me in the yard and said, I will pay
foi the day you lost." and handed me $2 my
partner asked me how much money I
got, and I told him $2 I
talked to my countrymen and
told them 1 had a good ticket for them to vote
I did not tell Ed. Stevens to cliy that 1 was jok
about money matters with Shagren, but
told him Shagren and talked lots of politics
when in the lumber yaid together, as we all
woiked the sime yard I think I didn't tell
Shagien what Ole Mahla got, but he may have
heard, I asked Sivnid Mahla what he got, and
he said he hadn't got anything yet, I couldn't
fc.iy for sine what others got, but I heaid plenty
&ay thoy got some money for votes and work at
Adiourned until this (Friday) morning at 10
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23.Business of all
lines of the Pennsylvania railroad east of Pitts
burgh and Ede for the fwelve months of 1873
compared with the same period of 1877, shows
an inciease of gro33 earnings of $519,688 de
crease of expenses '$553,474 inciease in net
earnings 1,070 U62. All the lines west of
Pittsburgh and Erie show a deficiency in meet
ing all liabilities of $440,741, being a gain over
the same period of lb77 of 278,583.
THE LAST DITCH.
The Cheyenne Massacre ConfirmedThe
Savages Surrounded by the Troops and
Brutally Shot DownFont Squaws and
Two Papooses Among the Killed.
FORT ROBINSON, Jan. 23.Couriers arrived
this morning confirming the news received late
last night of the battle between Capt. Wessels'
command, consisting of four oompanies of the
Third cavalry, and the escaped Cheyennes yes
terday morning. Trails were discovered lead
ing in the direction of the large rango of hills
some eighteen miles northwest of Bluff station,
a distance of forty-eight miles from this post,
and were followed by Capt. Wessels until he
was within three miles of the hills, where he
halted and formed skirmish lines. All four
companies were deployed as skirmishers, Com
pany 'P," Lieut. Baxter, moving from the
south to the northeast side Company "H,"
Capt.Wessels, diiectly opposite Company "E,"
Capt. Lawson, closed in at the mouth of a ra
vine where the Indians had entrenched them
selves, and Company "A moved to their rear,
thus hemming them in on all sides, leaving no
possible avenue of escape. The Indians had
plnced themselves in a deep washout, keeping
As soon as the skirmishers were within 150
yards of the savages' stronghold the latter
opened a deadly fire, killing Sergeant Taggart
and privates Brown and Nelson, of Company
A, and dangerously, if not fatally, wounding
private Deboisse, Company H. Despite the
dreadful volley poured into the troop3 they
steadily advanced, and when within seventy
five yards of the savages' position fire was
opened on all sides with terrible effect. At this
moment Capt. Wessels, leading his company
and loudly cheering them forwaid, received a
slight seal) wound fiom a pistol in the hands
of one of the bloodthirsty Cheyennes, render
ing him completely insensible. Lieut. Chase,
commanding Company A, seeing the command
ing- officer fall, rushed forward instantly,
seized Capt. Wessels and carried him beyond
range of the enemies fiie, then dashing to the
head of his own company gallantly led them to
]ge of the washout, where they
fought the enemy with unabated fury.
Meanwhile the intrepid Wessels having re
gained consciousness, ajjain came to the front
and seeing the ground strewn with the dead
bodies of the savages implored his men to cease
filing with a view to getting the remaining
Cheyennes to surrender, but the latter stub
bornly refused, and rushed at the troops with
formidable hunting knives, having expended
all their ammunition, determined to surrender
to death only. But ere they had advanced
many paces the troops poured in another volley
and all was over.
Companies and E were in a bad position
to accomplish much, while Col. Ewans with
and companies remained on the opposite
bluff from where Capt. Wessels started, and
not knowing the position of Wcssel's command
anived too late tor action.
On the cessation of firing the dead bodies
of twenty-three Indians were found in the rifle
pits occupied by them, including seventeen
bucks, fou' equaws and two papooses. Nine
remained of whom one buck and three squaws
were more or less wounded, and three squaws
unhurt. ~Oi the troops but the tKree
mentioned were killed, and Capt. Wessels and
one private ot his company wounded. The
latter cannot live.
Ambulances left here at an early hour this
morning to bring in the dead and wounded,
and are now moving back slowly. They are
expected here with the troops to-morrow,
Official Report to Gen. Sheridan.
CHICAGO, Jan. 23.A dispatch from General
Crook, at Omaha, to Lieut. Gen. P. H. Sheri
dan says: The following just received:
Camp ci?h miles northeast of Bluff Station,
Jan. 23, via Fort Robinson.Gen. Crook, Oma
ha The affair with the Cheyennes took place
yesterday, about 2:30 p. M., at a point ten miles
east of the telegraph line from Robinson to Hot
Creek, and five miles north of the stage road.
The Cheyennes fought with extraoidinary
courage and fierceness, and refused all terms
but death. The officers and troops behaved
with great spint. Those engaged were Capts.
Wessels ana Lawson. Lieuts. Chase and Hardie,
G. W. Baxter, Third cavahy Lieut. J. Baxte
Ninth infantry, and Doctor Pettys. Among yie
wounded are Sergeant Reed and Private Du
bois, company H, Third cavalry. The troop3
return to their sfations
at once. The Indians
killed were seventeen warriors, four women
and two children. Nine were captured, three
of whom were wounded. One man of the
wounded will probably die. EVANS. Command
ing. (Signed) GEO. CROOK, Brig. Gen.
The Senatorial Bit tie KndedWork Com
menced in Earnestbonatar-Elect Car
pent er Leaves for His Homo and an
OvationOther Legislative Bodies.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
MADISON, Jan. 23. Both houses of the legis
lature commenced business in earnest to-day,
which will be now prosecuted with vigor till
the final adjournment. An effort was made
to-day to pass a joint resolution adjourning
over till Monday night, but it failed, the in
tention being that members might accompany
Mr. Carpenter to Milwaukee and engage in the
festivities that will take place theie to-night
in honor of Mr. Car/enter'b election, but the
A bill was presented in the Senate to-day for
bidding the sale of liquors within one mile of
any building used exclusively for the confine
ment of insane patients.
His excellency, the Governor, sent in the
following nominations for resents of the
normal schools tor the term commencing the
fust Monday of February proximo: John
Phillips, of Portage county S. M. Hay. of
Winnebago county James McAllister, of Mil
a the Assembly a large number of bills
were introduced, but none of general interest.
HON. MATT CARPENTER
left here on the 11 o'clock A. M. train for Mil
waukee, accompanied by a number of friends.
He will reach Milwaukee at 4 o'clock, and be
received right ro} ally by the chamber of com
merce, and a grand ovation held to-night.
LITTLB ROOK, Ark., Jan. 23.In the Senate
the resolution to remove the portraits of Grant
and Lincoln and substitute those of Lee and
Jackson was defeated 18 to 9.
In the House McConnell moved a memorial
to Congress for a grant of four acres of the Hot
Springs reservation to the State for an insane
asylum. Furbash, colored, moved to amend
that the government be requested to donate the
entire reservation to the State.
New ORLEANS, Jan. 23 In the Senatorial
caucus no lesult. On the fifth ballot Eustis
received 37 necessary to a choice 53.
Criminal Prosecutions of Wisconsin Tim
MILWAUKEE, Jan 23.David Fuller and
Reuben Manger, citizens or Brown county, are
under arrest, on warrants issued by Commis
sioner Bloodgood, charging them with assisting
in the removal of timber cut on lands belong
ing to the United States, and occupied by the
Oneida Indians. I is said the authorities will
proceed in this manner against a large number
of persons, in addition to civil suits, for re
covery of the valu- of timber, the interior de
partment having ordered a ligid enforcement
of the statutes, both civil and penal, against
all trespassers, including purchasers of ma
The Billiard Tournament.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23.Iu the billiard tourna
ment this afternoon, Daly defeated Gallagher
in .twenty-eight innings. Score, 690 to 290.
Daly's largest run, 103.
In the billiard tournament to-night Schaefer
defeated Rudolphe in twenty-seven innings.
Score, 600 to 296. Winner's largest ran, 170.
CONGRESS AXD GENERAL
The Consular and Diplomat!o Bill Passed
as Agreed to by the ConfreresHouse
Debates the Question of Public Lands in
Aid of EducationItems in the Postofllce
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.Senator Morrill, from
the special committee in regard to taking the
census, reported a bill which was placed on the
calendar. Ho gave notice that ho would call it
up for consideration Tuesday next.
Senators Windom, Allison and Withers were
appointed a conference committee on the In
dian appropriation bill.
Senator Matthews introduced a bill to grant
to the American Ocean Cable and Telegraph
Land Wire association, of Philadelphia, the
right of way and privilege to lay land and oper
ate submarine telegraph cables on the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts, and to establish telegraph
communications between the United States,
Europe and Asia. Referred.
EDUCATING THE BLIND.
Senator Burnsido reported favorably the
House bill to promote the education of the
blind. Placed on the calendar. The bill ap
propriates $25,000 as a perpetual fund to aid
in the education of the blind through the Amer
ican printing house for the blind, the money to
invested in 4 per cents, and the interest be
paid to that institution.
The report of the conference committee on
the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill
was agieed to and the bill passed. The total
amount appropriated is $1,087,835.
After consideration of bills on the calendar
the bill to amend the patent laws was taken up,
the pending question being on the motion of
Senator Edmunds to lay it aside and take up
the resolutions submitted by him declaring
valid the thirteenth, foui teenth and fifteenth
amendments. Senator Edmunds said he found
by the vote last night that the majority was
adveise to considering his resolutions and
withdrew his motion to take them up. The
bill to amend the patent laws was then con
sidered and the bill passed.
The bill repoited from the joint select com
mittee to reorganize the army was called up,
but Senator Buruside consented that it be laid
aside to come up as unfinished business to
morrow, and consideration of bills on the calen
dar was resumed.
The bill for the relief of Warren Mitchell
being the unfinished business, Senator Mc
Millan moved to indefinitely postpone further
consideration of the bill, as a majority of the
committee on claims had reported against it.
Rejected, yeas 14, nays 31.
Senator Edmunds then objeoted to the pres
ent consideration of the bill.
Senator McCreery moved to postpone pend
ing^ud alt prior orders and take up tne bill
for the relief of Warren Mitchell. Agreed to,
yeas 25, nays 22.
Pending discussion on the Mitchell bill,
Senator Windom moved to lay aside the bill in
formally and take up the House bill appropri
ating .f60,000 to enable the secietary of the
treasury to carry out the provisions of section
254. revised statutes, in regard to expenses of
tiansportmg coin and bullion, and $40,000 for
miscellaneous expenses of the House. Amend
ments of the committee appropriating $10,000
to be applied to defraying expenses in such in
vestigations or inquiries as have been or may
be ordered by the Senate during the Forty-fifth
Congress, $232 for the army reorganization
commission, and $053 for the committee to in
quire into the expediency ot transferring the
Indian bureau to the war department were
agieed to. The bill was then read a third time
After an executive session adjourned.
Mouse of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.The conference re
port on the consular and diplomatic appropria
tion bill was agieed to and the postoffice appro
priation bill was then leported.
The House went into committee of the whole
on the bill to apply the proceeds of sales of
public lands to the education of the people.
The vote on taking up the above bill was,
yeas 126, nays 108. The affirmative vote was
cast by Democrats and the negative by Repub
licans, who desired to hold the morning hour in
order that the debate inaugurated yesterday by
Messrs. Bragg and Ellis should be continued.
Mr. Goode explained the provisions of the
Mr. Frye inquired if there was anything in
the bill which could compel the fund to be ap
plied in the Southern States to education of
the colored lace.
Mr. Goode replied there was no disposition
in any Southern State to discriminate in any
"way between white and colored children.
Mr. Keifer.inquired if Mr. Goode would ad
mit an amendment forbidding any such dis
Mr. Goode replied he would unless the gen
tleman wanted to establish mixed schools.
He was willing to make it as plain as human
language could make it. that his fund was
dedicated to the free education of all children,
both white and colored, but he would oppose
every proposition to establish mixed schools,
because that would be alike ruinous to the
white and colored race.
Mr. Monroe in reply to the remarks of Mr.
Frye stated the bill contained a provision that
before the money 6honld be paid over by the
general government, each State should file with
the secretary of the treasury a certified copy of
the laws of such State accepting the provisions
of this act,'and undertaking that the funds
should be faithfully applied to the free educa
tion of all i'.s children.
Mr. Bell spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Dunnell opposed the bill. Public edu
cation must be fostered and built up by the
Messrs. Southard, Burchard and Whyte, of
Pennsylvania, opposed the bill.
Mr. Townsend, of New York, said it passed
all human patience to stand by and see the
calm, adroit and oily proposition to rob loyal
States out of their interest in public lands.
They were to be thimble-iigged out of their
interest. He was not ready for that, and it did
not put him in good humor.
Mr. Losing congratulated himself on being
able to advocate the measure in the iuteiest of
Mr. Monroe favored the bill.
The time fixed for general debate having ex
pired, the House proceeded to consider the bill
by sections for amendment.
Mr. Reagan moved to amend the proviso of
the first section, which provides that it shall
not limit or abridge the power of Congress
over the public domain or interfere with the
granting of bounty lands by adding the words,
"Or grants in aid of public improvements."
He explained and advocated the* amendment,
intimating that it might be necessary to grant,
lands for a competing railroad across the conti
Mr. Harrison opposed the amendment.
Mr. Mills opposed the bill as a sham.
Mr. Henderson spoke against the measure.
Mr. Keifer congratulated the Democratic
party on being educated by the Republican
party up to the point of being in favor of
Mr. Luttrell reminded the gentleman from
Ohio, Keifer, that the Democratic party had
acquired Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colo
rado, and California. What had the Republi
can party acquired Pj^The little Territory of
ST. PAUL, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1879.
Alaska, and that it had given to a corporation.
That party had given millions to railroad cor
porations, and^the Democratic party wanted to
save a few acres left for the benefit of the
Mr. Eden offered as a substitute for Reagan's
amendment ad amendment providing that all
public lands which have been granted by Con
gress to aid in the construction of railroad and
telegraph lines, which have not been earned,
and which havo lapsed by failure to complete
such railroad and telegraph lines within the
time limited, are hereby declared forfeited to
the United States.
Mr. Elam opposed the amendment. There
was a good deaf of cry and very little wool about
these grants to railroads. What would be the
population of the Western States to-day but
ior the great railways, and it was not fair the
Southern States should not participate in the
benefits of the railroad system.
Mr. Cain spoke in favor of the him The
education of his race was very important. A
nation should raise its citizens above supersti
tion and crime. He proceeded to quote statis*
tics that the number of illiterate colored per
sous in the South was much smaller than that
of white persons. Education was necessary all
over the nation,especially in Louisiana, Mis
sissippi and South Carolina.
Mr. Wright opposed the bill.
The committee rose without acting on the
1 ABMV BILL.
Mr. Hewitt, fijom the committee on appro
priations, reported the army appropriation
bill, and said he|wonld call it up for consider
ation after the jMstofScd appropriation bill was
The Speaker then appointed conferrees on the
Indian appropriation bill Messrs. Singleton and
Mr. Cox, New^York, introduced a bill to
regulate commerce between the United States
and Canada, and to provide for reciprocal
navigation. Referred to the committee on
ways and means.
A session was ordered for to-morrow night
for consideration of reports from the judiciary.
Mr. Cox, New York, chairman of the com
mittee on census, reported a bill for taking the
federal census. Ordered printed and recom
Mr. Ryan, froifc the same committee, submit
ted the views of the minprity. Ordered printed
The House theu took a recess until 7:30, the
evening session to be on the bill to regulate
postage on third Class mail matter.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.The House, Mr. Car
lisle in the chair, took np for consideration the
bill for classification of mail matter and to
regulate rates of postage thereon. Mr. Waddell,
chairman of the committee on postoffices and
post roads, explained the previsions of the bill.
It divides mail matter into four classes: First
written matter second, periodical publica
tions under registration third, miscellaneous
printed matter aj^d, fourth, merchandise, and
makes the rates, of postage uniform on all
periodicals, whether daily, weekly, monthly, or
quarterly. The Dili was satisfactory to* the
publishers of the'country.
A number of amendments were offered, and,
after debate, rejected, when Mr. Waddell, chair
man of the committee, remarked that the bill
had the approval of all the legitimate publish
ers of the counuiy, o^id thai it w&s being talked
to death by chin-music, and he th-refore
moved to adjourn. Agreed to. Adjourned.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.The principal items
in the postoffice appropriation bill reported to
the House from the committee on appropria
tions to-day are as follows:
For compensation of postmasters... $7,550,000
For clerks in postoffices 3,460,000
For payment of letter carriers 1,900,000
For mail transportation on star routes 5,690,633
For transportation by railroads 8,715,310
For transportation by steamboat
For transportation by postal cars... 1,250,000
For compensation to railway postal
Route agents 1,075,000
For transportation of foreign mails. 260,000
It is provided that if the revenue of the de
partment shall be insufficient to meet the ap
propriations made by this act the sum of
$4,291,319, or so much thereof as may be neces
sary, i* hereby appropriated to supply deficien
cies in the revenue of the postoffice department
for the year ending June 30, 1880. The sum
recommended by the bill is $34,960,343. The
total estimates upon which the bill is based is
$36,571,900. The appropriations for the year
ending June 30, 1879, were $33,256,37i.
GENERAL CAPITAL UTEWS.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.Representative Fin
ley has submitted to the committee on public
expenditures his report with reference to the
investigation of the government printing of
fice. After charging general extravagance, the
report recommends the abolishment of t'he
printing office, and the printing to be let to
the lowest bidder. The report proposes that
only the Congressional Jteconl and bills offered
in either house shall be printed in Washington.
NEW YORK NOMINATIONS.
The Senate committee on commerce had a
long session to-day without disposing of the
New York customs nominations.
FOUR PER CENTS.
Subsciiptions to the 4 per cent, loan since
yesterday's report, $9,089,600.
The President nominated Jas. Sloss
United States marshal of Alabama.
POST BOUTE BILL.
The Senate committee on postoffices and post
roads to-day authorized Chairman Ferry to
offer as an amendment to the postoffice appro
priation bill all the past legislation which was
added to the House post route bill by the
Senate last session except the Brazilian sub
sidy clauses. These legislative provisions re
late to the classification ot mail matter and
compensation of railroads, the trauking privi
leges and several other subjects of less import
ance. The post route bill above referred to is
still pending on disagreements between the
KID GLOVE TRADE.
The secretary of the treasury addressed a
communication to the committee on commerce
of the Senate, and the committee of wayB and
means of the House, requesting that the peti
tion to Congress ftorn New York, that an inves
tigation be made into the kid glove trade, be
granted, and that the investigation be made
as soon as practicable.
The Senate confirmed Wm. G. Thompson,
Iowa, chief jnstice of the supreme court of
Idaho. Postmasters: Ohio, 8. Goodson
Bellevue. Indiana, Thomas N. Robertson,
Brazil John O. Eller, Munice Samuel B.
Webster, Monticello. Illinois, Gollus Rntz,
Jr., Highland N. H. Pratt, Kewanee Isaac M.
Kealy, Duquoin Andrew Wilson, Sparta Gil
bert Rosseter, Lake Forest Samuel Buck well,
National stock ards Anderson, Have
lock Samuel Linn, Earlville Seneca D. Chapin,
Whitehall B. Miller. Anna H. Bates,
Bates, Elmhurst. Iowa, Wm. C. Paddock,
Knoxsville 8. A. Moore, Bloom field M.
Le Mars, Nebraska O. P. R. Williamson,
Stock Panic in Montreal.
MONTREAL, Jan. 23.A panic took place in
the stock market to-day. Bank of Montreal
and Consolidated bank stock fell six and seven
per cent, respectively. The decline in the lat
ter stock was caused by the reported failure of
one of the directors of the local board of To
THE RENO INQUIRY.
Lieut. Varnum and Dr. Porter on the
Stand, but Furnish no Important In
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
CHICAGO, Jan 23.From the evidence
of Lieut. Varnum in the Reno in
quiry to-day, it was gathered that Gen.
Ouster must have kept himself informed and
known that Reno's men were standing on the
defensive. I was his idea at the time that
Custer had either been corralled like Reno or
had gone down the river to join Terry, who was
DR. R. n. PORTER,
who was acting assistant surgeon under Caster,
and who was with Reno's battalion, was put on
the stand. From his evidence it seems that he
also understood that Custer was expected to
support Reno. The adjutant had told Reno
that Custer was coming along when Benteen
was seen approaching. After Reno got to the
hill the men supposed at first it was Custer
coming to their relief.
[Western Associated Press. I
CHICAGO, Jan. 28.Liet. Varnum was crosB
examined this morning regarding the Custer
massaore, and testified that the Gray Horse
cavalry which he had mentioned mat have
seen that Reno's command was entering into
an engagement with the Indians, and Custer
must also have known they were at bay, and in
witness' judgment any 'careful commander
would have inquired into thesituation of the
troops from which he expectecnupport. There
was a misunderstanding between Custer and
Reno previous to this time. The Indians were
probably not less than four or five thousand
strong, and half that force was too great for
half the whole command. He thought Reno
was right in using his own judgment in getting
out ot the woods.
Dr. H. R. Porter, of Bismarck, acting assist
ant surgeon under Ouster, with Reno's batal
lion, testified he heard the adjutant deliver to
Reno the command to cioss the ford and then
charge the Indians. The adjutant told witness
Custer would support Reno. Reno obeyed the
order, and the fight progressed with the Indians
for a while, but finally the Indians made the
charge, and not the troops, a fact which sur
OVER THE OCEAN.
Severe Cold in England and RussiaActive
Inquiry for U. S. Pour Per Cents in Eng-
landMiscellaneous, Political and Gen
BERLIN, Jan. 23.In Tuesday's sitting of the
Prussian budget committee the minister of
finance declared in his own name, though not
on behalf of the ministry of Rtate, that until a
new source of revenue from indirect taxation
was created in Germany, and until it was ascer
tained what part of the surplus could be trans
ferred to individual states, it would be useless
to discuss the question of income and class
taxes, as any reform of the present system of
taxation would be impossible. As soon as the
matriculatory contribution of Prussia to the
empire decreased, owing to the imposition of
new imperial taxes or any surplus in the im
perial revenues arising from a new souice of
income fell to the share of Prussia, the class
and income taxes should be remitted to that
amount for the year question.
LONDON, Jan. 23.Severe cold weather pre
vails and much suffering and destitution are
reported throughout the kingdom. Violent
snow Btorms block the Russian railways and
7.000 laborers are opening communication be
tween Moscow and Sebastopol.
GENEVA, Jan. 23.American coal iB Belling
here slightly cheaper than French or German,
and is much superior. An American locomo
tive burning anthracite coal is running
THE VATICAN AND MEXICO.
ROME, Jan. 23.The Vatican will shortly
take steps to rs-establish relations with the
Mexican government. Should negotiations
prove unsuccessful the wants of the Mexican
church will be supplied in the best manner pos
sible without intervention of the government.
ROME, Jan. 23.In the Senate to-day the
minister of worship in the course of debate
said since the accession of Pope Leo, who
spoke ip. a calm, elevated language, certain
concessions became easier. The government
would pursue a policy of moderation, and en
deavor to smooth the difficulties relative to
appointments to sees.
UNITED SVTES FOUR PER CENTS.
LONDON, Jan. 23.The Times, in a financial
article, says on account of the dearth of good
investments, people are beginning to look to
wards the United States 4 per cent, bonds. We
believe the syndicate has already Bold to job
bers and others here, a considerable portion of
the amount just contracted for.
E KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT.
TJie Death of a Remarkable Man Wlio Re
mained Dumb Duvina the Greater JPart
of His Life.
Hayes Hinman, who lived two miles east
of Ctica, N Y., died on Monday, aged 66
years. Although possessing the faculty of
speech, he had not uttered two consecutive
words for fifty years. When 16 years old,
hearing his father swear at a member of the
family, he made a vow that he would never
speak again. a then met with an acci
dent, which, bruised the fingers of his left
hand, the pain drawing from him the ex
clamation, "Oh!" O but one other occa
sion was he heard to speak. This time the
word "See" was called forth by a snake that
crawled over a sleeping child. A column
might be filled by a recital of Hinman's ec
centricities. Some of his devices to avoid
conversation were crafty in the extreme.
He was a close student, and he has left a
voluminous diary during his fifty years of
silence. leaves a fortune of 24,000 to
a nephew, with the admonition, "Keep your
mouth shut." Notwithstanding his silence,
he was a great favorite in the neighborhood
in which he lived.
Tho Poor Otd Idiotic Affair Essayed a
The motives which inspired the attack of
the P. P. on the prison contractors are not
such as to challenge the admiration of the
community generally. Of course, we cannot
vouch for its truthfulness, but this is the
way we hear it: Th GLO BE had an emis
sary over here a number of days working up
a sensation article for that paperto "raise
hell and sell newspapers."
I order to get a scoop on tho GLO BE the
deliberately massed a lot of current
street rumors under the taking head of
"Stte Prison Jugglery." I comes under
the head of newspapar enterprise, it is true,
but it might not be considered highly cred
itable to a paper with the pretensions of the
Shouldn't Have Done It.
Granite Falls Journal. I
These public institutions are very delicate
affairs, and should be handled carefully. Th
GLO BE was wicked in publishing what it did.
Hall ought to kaow better. If a committee
be appointed to investigate, let them be
moderate, cautious men, who will not ask
such important questions as did the insane
committee. "When yon investigate, go light
ly. Don't torn the bottom plank. Don't
look, behind the shelves. Look at the sur
face and see that that is bright and clear,
and all will be well.
WORK OF THE POTTER AND TELLER
Butler Agrees to Give the Cipher Dis-
patchesThe Investigation to Commence
MondayMr. Tilden Invited to Appear
and Face His AccusersSt. Martin, the
Latest Louisiana Liar, in the Witness
StandHe Partially Retracts His Charges
Against StengerThe Tissue Ticket Busi
ness in South. Carolina.
THE POTTER BUSINESS.
DRUNK OB IN8ANB.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.Upon the assembling
of the Potter committee to-day Gen. Butler
6aid if he made a statement yesterday to the
effect that he cipher dispatches were in his
possession all last summer, and that one time
he missed them fiom his desk, he must have
been drunk or insane. Laughter.] What he
did say yesterday was to show the impossibility
that the dispatches printed in the 'Jribune
came from him.
Mr. HisoockYes, I had good reason to be
lieve the telegrams were cop'ed for the Tribute
before tbey came into your hands.
Zebina Moses, clerk in the office of the sec
retary to Vice-President Ferry, remembered a
burlesque certificate from Louisiana called the
"Smith certificate." I was suppressed without
objection. He did not know what became of
it last saw it in the possession of the official
tellers. Did not remember there had since
been any application.
The committee then held a secret se-sion.
When the doors were reopened Mr. Batle
offered the following:
Eeaolved, That the committee receive from
Mr. Butler the cipher dispatcher which he shall
present to them, and that the clerk be directed,
in connection with some person whom Mr. But
ler shall designate, to make a complete inven
tory of the dispatches so received, in duplicate,
and certify to some one, a copy to be preserved
for use of the committee, aud one given to
Mr. Butler that all the cipher dispatches so
received shall be printed for the committee
that unless hereafter otherwise ordered before
any originals or copies are given out for publi.
cation, they shall be submitted to an expt rt to be
chosen by the committee, who shall be sworn to
make a faithful transcription of and decipher
the same according to his best knowledge, skill
and ability, and that he will not allow any
cipher dispatches given him to be given to any
person, or given out for publication, nor any
of the dispatches, nor any supposed transla
tion, without previous agreement obtained
from the committee so to do, and he will return
to the committee all printed sheets and tele
grams committed to him, with such transla
tions as he shall make, receiving from the com
mittee such reasonable sum for his work as the
committee may judge proper.
The resolution was unanimously agreed to.
Mr. Reed then offered the following:
WHEREAS, Mr. Hewitt, of New York, in his
place in the House, after alleging that Samuel
J. Tilden has been charged with the cipher dis
patches, has demanded that Mr. Tilden have an
opportunity to face his accusers before a com
petent tribunal, therefore,
Resolved, That a copy ot this resolution di
recting this committee to investigate the cipher
dispatches bo sent to Mi-. Tilden, and that Mr.
Tilden be allowed to be represented by counsel,
iu the same mawaei'pad nuder-ibe earae limi
tations as a person arraigned under the ordi
nary resolution constituting this committee.
Mr. Ueed remarked thit he offered this reso
lution in good faith, and not in any partisan
spirit. The resolution was accepted.
ST. MARTIN'S CHARGES.
The chairman called St. Martin, who was ex
amined at some length regarding his affidavit
already published. The following is the most
important points of the testimony:
QuestionYour affidavit says that you were
instructed by Mr. Stenger to report ''not
found" when you had any subpoenas to serve
on Republican witnesses?
A.It was not Mr. Stenger, but Mr. Maddox.
It was a mistake, and I altered it as soon as I
saw it in the papers. Thisafida\it v*,as made
the 2d of December, and I did not alter it un
til last'week. I had not a copy of the affidavit
and did not know. Mr. Stenger's name oc
curred where it should read Mr. Maddox.
Witness then stated how, when acting as
sergeant-at-arms fur the committee, he had re
turned twelve or thirteen subpoenas with the
report "not found." He did so on instructions
from Mr. Maddox. I all the?e cases they were
witnesses who were Republicans, or witnesses
whom he was unable to fix up to testify as
On further examination upon his affidavit
witness denied that he ever intended to refer
to Mr. Stenger's conduct, and. said that the
charges therein made against that gentleman
were untrue. Other portions of his affidavit
Chairman Potter then cross-examined him
upon the evidence tendered by witness at New
Oileans,taking the questions almost seriatim as
they stood, and requesting witness to point out
tho^e that were true. A great part of his for
mer evidence was declared by St. Martin to be
entirely false, and given at the instigation of
Stenger and Maddox.
This part of the examination was not con
cluded when Mr. Butler suggested the examin
ation be adjourned. The remainder of the ses
sion was secret. The committee expect to com
mence to take testimony concerning the cipher
The Teller Commute".
CHARLrsTON, Jan. 23.Before the Teller
committee, J. J. Young, colored, Republican
supervisor at 32-mile bouse poll, testified that
when the ballot-box was opened an excess of
311 ballots was found, all of which were Dem
ocratic tissue ballots. The surplus votes were
drawn out, and all but five withdrawn were
Republican votes. Witness saw only two tissue
tickets voted. Witness testified that tissue
tickets had been used by Republicans at pri
mary elections in Charleston 3 ears ago.
The next witness was Sam Lee, colored, Re
publican from Suropter, who testified that
early in the canvass at a precinct meeting at
Swimming Pace, he was notified that no
organization of the Republican party would be
allowed here. Witness insisted and twenty
armed men threatened to shoot him. Witness
described the interference of the Democrats
with the Republican convention at Samter,
when there was a disturbance but nobody hurt.
He next described tbe Rafting creek meeting,
where the Democrats insisted on being heard,
and told him if he did not call the meeting to
order he would be taken back to Sumter. He
was knocked down, taken in a bujrgy to Sum
ter, and told that if he would not promise
not to call another Republican meeting
in the county, he would be killed.
At a Hampton meeting he was ill-treated for
asking Gov. Hampton a question, but Hamp
ton rescued him. The meeting of October 12th
was described at length, witness claiming that
tho Democrats had cannon to intimidate the ne
groes. One of the guns was loaded with ten
penny nails. The election was quiet, but there
were 215 names more on the Democratic poll
list than on the list witness kept. These votes,
he claimed, were tissue tickets voted in large
Democratic ballots. The extra names on the
list ho was told were taken from the auditor's
On cross-examination witness testified he
was a candidate for Congress in opposition to
the regular Republican ticket in 1874, and in
the canvass had charged the Republicans with
fraud and corruption and intimidating colored
people. Witness admitted he was not present
at the meeting Oct. 12th, and that loaded
cannons wtxe often fired off to make a noise at
J. H. Stewart, colored school teacher, was
called and corroborated the testimony of Lee
as to the Rafting Creek meeting October 12th,
and the fraudulent voting at the election with
tissue tickets. 0 cross-examination he ad
mitted that both he and Lee had made speeches
at Rafting Creek without interruption, and
that it was known before October 12th that a
Democratic meeting was to be held at Sumter
on that day. The Democratic meeting was
held at the depot some distance from the Re
publican meeting. He heard no shots fired
during the /lay. Heard that leading Demo
crats did their best to prevent difficulty.
T. Coghlan, white Republican, aged 76,
called. He spoke at the Republican meeting
Oct. 12th. Had never recognized Hampton as
Governor, and considered him an imbecile.
After the meeting he called the Republicans
together at the court house to keep them on
of trouble. The Democrats threatened to kill
him. Some "red shirts" approached him, and
he drew his pistol and bade them keep off.
Witness corroborated the testimony of Stewart
as to the election. Adjourned.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Garroters at Work in CincinnatiShooting:
Affrays and Other Devilish DeedsHor
ace L. Hjde, a Well Known .Reporter,
Killed by the CarsOther MishapsPire
COLD BLOODED MURDER.
MEMPHIS, Jan. 23 The following particulars
of a bloody tragedy committed Tuesday, at
Sunflower Lauding, Coahema county, Mies.,
were received this afternoon. The statement
of two eye-witnesses is as follows: Lawson
Wooldridge aud N. Glover, two young men,
had a difficulty last January, which resulted in
Wooldridge feiiiog his antagonist. Peace be
tween the two was apparently made, as they
parted friends. Tuesday Wooldridge, who is
clerking in a store at bunflower Landing, had
returned from the interior, whither he had been
sent on business, and when about entering
the store, Wm. Giover, brother to the man
with whom Wooldridge had the difficulty the
Saturday previous, deliberately, and without
warning, fired a double-barreled shot gun at
Wooldridge. killing him instantly, nine buck
shot taking effect in his breast. After the
assassination, Wm.Glover and his brother coolly
walked out of the store, the brother lemarking
he was sorry he ha n' been permitted to do the
killing. After the excitement of tlie murder
had partly subsided, a party went in pursuit of
tbe murderer, and it is thought will effect his
capture. Wooldridge's remains were brought
to the city this afternoon. Many relatives of
deceased reside here.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 23.The jury this after
noon in the case of Russell Wheeler, indicted
for the murder of Theo. Henderer, returned a
verdict of acquittal, on the ground of justifir
ble homicide. This was the second trial. On
the former one tbe verdict was manslaughter
in the fon:th degree.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 23.Oapt. Hagaman, ex
jailer, while going home late last
night was garroted by two men and robbed
of a valuable gold watch and chain and some
KILLED BT HIS COltKADR.
FT. MCKINNEY, Jan. 23.Piivate Ringer,
company D, Ninth infantry, was shot and killed
by a drunken soldier of the same company, on
the 19th instant.
A PIRATE STEAMER.
NEW YOEK, Jan. 23A London dispatch says
that Capt. Adams, at Cork, reports sighting
about fifty miles west of Fastnett, a ship on
fire and a steamer well manned in the neigh
borhood. On going to the assistance of the
vessel he was warned by the steamer to keep
on his course or he would burn, 100, and not
report what he had seen, else he had better
lockout fqrjumself on. tha^next voy-ge.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan 23.In the United
States circuit court, Judge Settle sentenced the1
Brevard county canvassing board, convicted of
making false returns of the election. Tne Lee
connty clerk was sentenced to three yeais, and
Wright and Johns, sheriff and justica respec
tively, to one year each in the Albany peniten
tiary. Lee is also State Senator from Brevard
county. All the other election cases have been
continued until the May term of court.
NEWSPAPER AGENT MURDERED.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Jan. 23.A Courier-Journal
special reports the killing of a newspaper aeer
named Merrick, near Hacrioburg, by a youi
man named Powell. Deceased was from Fort
BLOOD HORSE OPERATOR.
PEORIA, 111., Jan. 23.John C. Johnston, of
Chicago, Was arrested here thi3 afternoon with
twenty fine blooded hoises which he is accused
of having obtained by false pretenses fiom
Wm. Withers and B. J. Tracy, of Lexing
ton, Ky. The police caught him half an hour
after the dispatch was received asking for his
arreBt. Gen. Withers will arrive Saturday.
Advices from Frenchburg report trouble
breaking out between friends of Barnes, who
is confined for the murder of a man named
Stevens, and the sheriff's posse. In the event a
release is attempted a fight will occur. The
Governor has been appealed to.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
CHIPPEWA FALLS. Wis., Jan 23.Wm. Purdy,
who was wot king in Woodruff & Taft's logging
camp, was instantly killed yes'erday by a log
rebounding and striking- him. Weather mild.
[Western Associated Press. I
A NEWSPAPER M\N KILLED.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 23.A special from
Jefferson City says Horace L. Hyde, brother of
William Hyde, managing editor of tbe St. Louis
Republican, was run over by a railroad train on
the Missouri Pacifac road near Bennett's Mills,
about seventeen miles east of Jefferson City,
this morning and instantly killed. Mr. H\d
was a well known newspaper repoiter,
and had been connected with most
journals of this city at different times
during several years past. He was the only
regular newspaper correspondent with the yel
low fever commission on the steamer Cham
bers down the Mississippi liver last summer,
and wrote a very interesting account of the
QUEBEC, Jan. 23.A collision occurred on the
Levis & Kennebec railway, near St. Anselme
to-day, between a passenger train and an en
gine opening the road, he set ond class car
on the passenger tlain was telescoped by the
platform car, and on pnssenger named J. B.
Laflamooie killed. Dr. Morri*ott had a leg cut
otf, and another passenger was badly hurt.
DEADWOOD, Jan. 23.Wm. Rafferty, messen
ger of the Cheyenne and Black Hilis treasure
coach, in removing a pistol from the coach yes
terday, dropped it, the hammer striking broke
the lock, discharged the weapon, killing him
Con fiaa rations.
WHEELING, W. V., Jan 23.At 11 o'clock
last night a double frame tenement at the
corner of Twenty-eighth and Jacob streets was
burned to the ground. The building was
owned by Wm. Scoelzer.and the loss is about
$1,500, upon which there i3 a insurance of
$1,500 in the ^tna Fire and Marine, of this
city. The fire is supposed to be the work of
QUINCY, 111., Jan. 12.Thomas Jasper & Co's
elevator burned last night. Loss, $12,000 in
sured. The fire had an incendiary origin.
DETROIT, Jan 23.A |fire at St. Joreph,
Mich., to-night destroyed WeUs & Co.'s store
and a large stock of baskets. Estiiuated loss,
$6,000 insured for $2,500.
Milwaukee Clothing Failure.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 23.Gold Bros., proprietors
of the Boston Clothing house, made assign
ments. Liabilifes, $41,09J assets, about
CINCINNATI, Jan 23.James W. Goff, a
prominent citizen of this city and widely
known, died to-night.