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OVER THE ARMY APPROPRIATION
Senators Beck, Hoar, Dawes anil Wither*
Take a Hand iu the Senatorial Debates
The Whole Ground of Difference Be
tween the Two Parties Ti aversedBut
Few New Ideas AdvancedDebate iu the
House on the Southern Claims Commis-
sionA Ijot of miscellaneous Washington
1 Extra Session.]
"WASHINGTON, April 16.Senator Kellogg
introduced a bill providing for the establish
ment of steamship mail service between the
United States and Brazil. Kef am d.
The Senate resumed consideration of the
Senator Beck continued his remarks from
yesterday. He react the lesolution hereto
fore offered by Senator Hoar denouncing
the alleged Democratic programme as un
constitutional and revolutionary, and then
said the Democrats were not proposing
either to coerce the President or to prevent
the President from coercing nor were they
setting up revolutionaiy measures or endeav
oring to pass acts which would deprive the
President from using the army for consti
tutional purposes. All tney proposed to do,
as would be seen by the sixth section of the
bill, was to say to the President that he
should not recall troops from the frontier
or where they were placed to prevent in
vasion from abroad to be used merely for
political purposes, and that while
the court3 were open and all
the judiciary machinery working in
harmony with them, he should not use
troops except on the call of the Governor
or legislature of a State in an emergency
contemplated by the constitution nor should
he uso troops against the public will. The
Democrats further said the money of the
taxpayers should not be so expended as to
enable the President to use troops for politi
cal purposes. It this was revolution, let the
Senators make the b_st of it. The Repub
licans, Senator Beck said, had threatened to
appeal to the people against the Democrats'
action, but the Democrats would also appeal
to the people whose States could keep peace
with their own mihtm, marshals and sheriffs,
without federal intervention from Washing
ton, and without marshals, deputy marshals
and supervisors, no matter how immaculate
they might be, from John Davenport down.
Senator Beck retorted upon the Republicans
the charge of a revolutionary aot, by re
ferring to the law^ of 1868, which he said
was so framed that the acts of
Congress declared by any circuit
court of the United States null
and void were sustained unless two-thirds
of the judges of the supreme court should
agree in pronouncing them unconstitutional.
He also referred to the manner in which the
thirteenth amendment abolishing slavery
was ratified, as affording another example of
Rnpubhcau revolution. He quoted numer
ous precedents to show that it was not un
usual to attach legislation on general ap
propriation bills. Among them it was seen
that the law relating to supervisors and
deputy marshals was amended on an appro
priation bill by a Republican Congress, and
that the celebrated Drake amendment, which
annullud the decision of the supreme courb,
was made part of an appropriation bill. In
concluding his remarks he said the history
of Republican rule showed it to be the doty
of Democrats to court the military power of
Senator Hoar said that the Senator from
Kentucky yesterday stated that his reason for
addressing the Senate was to reply to the
charge made by him (Hoar.) The Senator
had touched on many topics, but had avoided
with great care to answer the charge
regarding previous utterances in the
Senate, that the Senator had complained
that he was charged with being
revolutionary because of a purpose to
repeal or revise a certain section* of the re
vised statutes with legard to the use of the
army. Now, said Senator Hoar, no one had
characterized such purpose as revolutionery,
because general legislation had been attached
to appropriation bills a thousand times.
The Senator had declared that if the Presi
dent did not sign a bill of which he disap
proved he would refuse to make appropria
tions necessary to carry on the government.
The question which he (Hoar) wished to put
was this: Did the Senator now stand by
this position, or did he abandon it? Did he
standby the declaration or back out?
Senator Beck replied that he had
no more right to assuume that the
President would refuse to sign a
bill than the Senator from Massachu
setts. He had no knowledge of the Presi
dent's views on the subject, but he had, in
every speech he had made, expressed the be
lief that the President would sign the bdl, as
he ought to do. What he did say toward
the adjournment of the last Congress was
that the Democratic conferrees on the twoother
bills that failed seemed to agree, and he
agreed with tnem that "if an extra session
must be called, much as it was regretted, the
very moment it was called committees of
both houses would be organized and sepaiate
bills would be framed and passed as soon as
possible asking the President to agree with
the Republicans of the States and the peo
ple. These bills would provide that armed
soldiers should not be allowed to approach
the polls for the mere purpose of keeping
the peace that there would be an honest jury
obtained in a court of the United States in
all cases where the lights and liberties of
citizens were involved, and that the States
should be allowed to conduct their own elec
tions in their own way, tree from all federal
interference. He further said on that occa
sion that when these laws were submitted to
the President for his approval, as they would
be, and approved by him, the present Con
gress would, in his opinion, pass every ap
propriation bill and adjourn. If, however,
the President in the exercise of the power
vested in him, should see fit to veto the bills
thus presented, he had no doubt these same
amendments would again be made part of
the appropriation bills, and it would be for
the President to determine whether he would
block the wheels of government and
refuse to accept the necessary appropriations
rather than allow the representatives of the
people to repeal the odious laws which they
regard as subsersive of their rights and privi
leges. He also said at that time that whether
that course was riget or wrong it would be
adopted, and no doubt adhered to, no matter
what happened with the appropriation bill.
Senator Hoar arose, when Senator Beck
told him to keep his seatto sit down until
be was through with what he had to say. He
said the language of the Senator from Massa
chusetts was almost impertinent. He hadabout
never threatened the President. He had
Baid the Democrats would tender bills to the
President fairly and honestly, and he thought
the President would sign them. If not, the
responsibility would rest on his head, and on
the heads of those who asked the President
to veto them. If the President should veto
them he (Book) would counsel the wisest and
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best men of his party, and others, when the
lamentable time came, as to what his own
duty would be, and they would act as the
best interest of the American people required.
He hoped the emergency would never
arose. It should not, but if it did, he hoped
there would be patriotism, integrity and inquoted
telligence enough among them to devise
ways and means to remove the troubles out
of the way. He repeated he never made a
threat. He said the responsibility would
rest on the President and his party friends,
who in advance are endeavoring to make the
President step out of his way when there
was no purpose to interfere with the Presi
dent or judiciary. The utterances as to
what the President would do were individual
opinionsmere idea words. The Presi
dent's duty was to consider a bill fairly and
deliberately, and act accordingly.
Senator Hoar replied. The Senator from
Kentucky avoidedhe would not say evaded
reading substantial and important sen
tences of his speech. Now the Senator said
that if the President should veto the bills
he would consult the wise men, not from the
East, but from the South.
Senator BeckI shall not trouble the
Senator from Massachusetts.
Senator Hoar resumed, and after briefly
stating what the Senator from Kentuckyhad
said, repeated his question whether the Sena
tor adheres to his purpose to refuse to
make the necessary appropriation to carry
on the government should the President
disapprove or veto the legislation proposed.
He (Hoar) had denounced such purpose as
revolutionary, but he had not denounced
the mere putting of legislation on appropri
ation bills. The programme of the Demo
crats said in effect to the President: You and
the judiciary shall have no pay there shall
be no post offices, courts and army if you do
not approve our measures.
Senator Beck replied that the difficulty
about the speech of the Senator was from
what he did not care to say till now, name
ly, simply not the truth. He never said the
Democrats would block the wheels of the
government if the President thought fit to
veto the bill in the exercise of his powei]
What he said last session was to show what
would follow if tke Senate should refuse to
assent to the amendments of the House to
the two bills which failed to become laws.
He never uttered the words the Senator from
Massachusetts endeavored to put
into his month. What he said
was to induce the Senate to recede and not
to force an extra session. The visitor from
Massachusetts was trying to make it appear
that he (Beck) would refuse to pass appro
priation bills if the President should not ap
prove the business presented to him. The
Senator was trying to make a false im
Senator Hoar remarked that he did not
propose to be diverted from making his
point by plantation manners, here or else
Senator BeckAs that remark is so orig
onal it ought to be noted.
Senator Hoar, inreply to Beck's speech,
omitted essential parts of it.
Senator Beck, interrupting, said he had
made his final reply.
Senator Hoar remarked that the Senator
had to-day read from his speech in a tone of
voice and manner which had alarmed nobody.
Senator BeckRead it again. It is a good
speech, and you can read well.
Senator HoarThe Senator was speaking
of the purpose of the House in case a ma
jority of the Senate refused to accede.
Senator BeckAnd the Senator said I was
speaking of the purpose of the Democrats
in case of the President's refusal to approve
Senator Hoar, resuming, said he would
not extond to the Senator the same tieat
ment ho did to him by asking him to set
down. The purpose which the Senator un
dertook to report from the House was two
fol 1 First, what the Houso would do if the
Senate disagreed with them about the mat
ter of gomral legislation. It was that under
their constitutional right they would refuse
to make appropriations to carry on the gov
ernment if the dominant party should insist
on their disagreement, and further, the Sen
ator said under the view he presented, that
it was for the President to determine wheth
er the wheels of government shall stop. The
Senator from Ohio (Thurman) regarded the
matter in the same light, saying they
claimed the right exercised by the House,
right had adopteda new plan of reconstruc
tion and reconciliation. What had been the
result? The promisemade by the South had
been broken, and the colored men to-day
had not a single Representative in the
and would not vote the money of the people
unless coupled by measures for a, redress of
grievances. Did the Senator from Kentucky
mean that they had the right under a written
constitution to wrest the veto power from the
President? He (Hoar) had read the language
of the Senator, and had asked the Senator if
the position he took at the former session had
been abandoned, or was it his purpose to
Senator Dawes then addressed the Senate.
He said the measuies under discussion were
not the cause, but an incident of a great popu
lar feeling among the people. The present
administration had taken the South at its
word and promise that, if left to itself, it
would restore peace and harmony within its
borders and protect colored men in their
house, where formerly they were rep
resented by several of their own race. He
declared the South bad obtained exclusive
control of affairs within its limits under false
pretence, and instead of seekmg to harmon
ize relations, the ultimate objeot was to de
prive the negroes of the right of suffrage,
the whites taking every advantage of their
numbers to secure for the South a repre
sentation in Congress sufficiently large to
control the policy of the dominant party
and gradually but surely bring back the state
of affairs existing before the war. Senator
Dawes referred to the dangerous theory of
State's rights which could be seen underly
ing the attempts to deprive the general
government of the right given it by the con
stitution to regulate actions for representa
tives. He denounced that theory, and
held that we area nation, not a confedera
tion of States.
Senator Eaton inquired of Senator Dawes
whether Daniel Webster had not called this
a confederacy of States.
Senator Dawes replied that he was
aware that he had, but he was aware that the
constitution called it a nation.
At this point Senator Dawes yielded to
Senator Butler, who stated that his col
league, Wade Hampton, was present and
ready to take his seat.
Senator Hampton, on crutches, was led
forward by Senator Butler and sworn in by
the president pro tern. (Thurman), taking
the modified oath.
Senator Dawes, resuming, said his friends
on the other side ought not to prate about
the purity of the ballot-box until it was for
gotten how 16,000 Republican voters in the
State of New York were wiped out in 1868 in
accordance with a circular sent out before
hand in the name of their chief, S. J. Til
den, who afterwards did not know anything
it, just as he does not
know anything about every other
political iniquity that has been
transacted in his name and in his house. He
supposed it was only a question of time
when the threat to wipe out all war measures
and restore the old order of things would be
fulfilled, but he had felt called upon to raise
his protest, as a representative of a State
whose people would always be found in the for registered bonds the full name and post
the van of any movement necessary for the
defense of true Republican principles.
At the close of Senator Dawes' remarks a
lively passage took place between Senators
Blaine and Eaton, in which the former
speeches of Webster's, in which he
said this is not a confederacy of States but a
Senator Withers said he would ask the
Senate to insist on longer daily sessions un
til the army bill is disposed of, and also
stated it was desired that a vote should be
arrived at before the middle of next week.
The Senate then went into executive Bession,
and when the doors reopened adjourned.
Souse of Jtevreientativea.
WASHINGTON, April 16.Under call of
committees, Mr. Stephens, chairman of the
committee on coinage, weights and measures,
reported a bill for the interchange of sub
sidiary coin for legal tender money in sums
of ten dollars and multiples thereof and
making such coin legal tender money in all
sums not exceeding twenty dollars. The re
port of the committee states that the bill is
based npon petitions referred to the com
Mr. Conger raised the point of order that
no bill on the subjeot had been referred to the
committee and therefore the committee had
no right to make a report.
The speaker said the point at issue was
whether the committee had the right on
petitions appropriately referred, to propose
legislation. He was of opinion that any
committee had that right, and tharefoie
overruled the point of order.
The House then went into committee of
the whole, Mr. Blackburn in the chair, on
the legislative appropriation bill,.the pending
question being on Springer's amendment,
to insert what is known as tne Potter bill,
which authorizes any person having a claim
against the United States, not barred by any
statute of limitations, to file a bill in the
court of claims, to which Mr. Young (Tenn),
had offered an amendment to strike out
words not barred by any statute of "limita
Mr. Atkins offered a substitute for Mr.
Springer's amendment. The substitute re
peals the acts establishing the Southern
claims commission, the repeal to take effect
on the 10th of March, 1880 and it directs
the transfer of all cases then pending to the
court of claims. It then enacts the Potter
bill. A point of order was made on Mr.
Atkins' substitute, which was argued and
overruled. The question was first taken on
Mr. Young's amendment, and was rejected.
Mr. Springer then accepted Mr. Atkins'
substitute, and proeeeded to argue in support
of it. He said in the last Presidential cam
paign an effort was made to alarm the public
mind on the subject of war claims, and make
the North believe the success of the Demo
cratic party would bankrupt the treasury.
He believed that it was the desire of some
people, and perhaps gentlemen on the Re
publican side, to keep that question still be
fore the country as alive one, on which to
again go to the country at the next Presiden
tial election, and endeavor to excite people
on the subject of war claims. He did not
recollect a single bill for the payment of war
claims that was passed in the last
Congress, and there was not a member on the
Democratic side who had favored the pay
ment of a dollar to a claimant who had not
been loyal during the late war, and no oppo
sition of the kind was now made. He hoped
the amendment would be adopted, so that no
claim could hereafter pass that had not un
dergone the scrutiny of a court, every mem
ber of which was a Republican, and then the
public mind could rest in the belief that
these claims were barred by judicial action.
Mr. Keifer opposed the amendment, inas
much as it wonld allow disloyal as well as
loyal claimants to present their cases and to
Mr. SpringerDoes the gentleman distrust
the court of claims?
Mr. KeiferWe propose to stand ourselves
by loyal claimants of the country, but now
the proposition is to let in the claims of all
persons, whether loyal or disloyal.
After some further discussion Mr. Atkins'
amendment was rejected, and the committee
proceeded with the succeeding clauses of the
bill. At 2:30 the committee had disposed of
all the bill except the portions,*specially re
served for general discussion, being the pro
visions in respect to the mode of selecting
grand and petit jurors, repealing the jurors'
test oath and also in respect to supervisors
of election and deputy marshals.
Mr. White raised the point of order
against the provision which repeals the test
oath and prescribes the manner of drawing
jurors. This provision is included in the
paragraph which appropriates money to the
supreme court of the United Statesdistrict
and circuit courts, and reduces the per diem
of jurors, but it was held by Mr. White that
it was competent for him to raise the
point of order which he had, insold
asmuch as the proposition against
which it had been raised was a separate
proposition, although in a separate para
graph. After debate the chair overruled the
point of order. An effort was made to
limit speeches to thirty minutes, but failed.
Mr. Bland said there were ninety-six names
on the list of those desiring to speak.
Mr. Lewis opened the debate with a legal
argument against the election laws. He
denied that the South was solid for any
illegal or unconstitutional purpose or out of
antagonism to the North. Southern people
needed help and sympathy too much for
Mr. Samford was the next speaker, and
when he concluded, Mr. Kelly obtained tae
floor, but yielded to a motion, which was
adopted, that the committee rise.
Mr. Gibson offered a resolution for an in
crease of membership on Mississippi levees
from eleven to thirteen. Referred. Ad
FOUR PER CENTS.
A CIB0ULAB FBOM SHERMAN.
WASHINGTON, April 16.The following
circular was iseued this afternoon: "Treas
ury department, Secretary's Office, Wash
ington, D. C, April 16,1879.The secretary
of the treasury offers at one-half of one per
cent, above par and accrued interest to date
subscriptions, $150,000,000 of the 4 per
cent, funded loans of the United States, in
denominations, viz: Coupon bonds of $50,
$ 100, $500 and $1,000, and registered bonds
of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,-
000 the proceeds to be applied to the re
demption of United States bonds issued un
der the act of March 3, 18H4, and com
monly known as the 10-40 bonds. In addi
tion to this amount $44,566,300 of these
bonds, being the residue needed to redeem
the 10:40 bonds, will be reserved for conver
sion of ten dollar refunding certificates.
The bonds offered are redeemable July 1,
1907, and bear interest payable quarterly
the first of January, April, July and October
of each year, and are exempt from payment
of taxes on duties from, the United States,
as well as from taxation in any form by orTo
under State, municipal or local authority.
Commissions will be allowed on all subscrip
tions of $1,000 or over of one-eighth of 1
per cent., to be paid by drafts
upon receipt of the full payment.
Bonds will be transmitted free of charge to
subscribers. Applicat.ons should specify
the amount and denominations required and
office address of the person to whom the
bond shall be made payable. All national
banks, upon complying with seotion 5,143,
revised statutes of the United States, are
again invited to become financial agents of
the government and depositories of public
moneys received on sales of these
bonds. They can make their
arrangements through national
banks for deposits. The purchase money
received by depository banks on account of
subscriptions will remain on deposit with
said bauks subjc ct to the order of the treas
ury of the United States to meet calls for
redemption of the 10-40 bonds, which will
be issued from time to time, as the secretary
ma\ direct. Payments may be made to the
treasurer of the United States, Washingt n,
or the assistant treasurers at Baltimore, Bos
ton, Chicago, Cincinnati, .New Orleans, New
York, Philadelphia, St. Louis and SanTaylor
Francisco in ooin, matured coupons, loan
certificates or United States notes. The
secretary of the treasury will al
so accept in payment called bonds
and certificates of deposit of
national banks specialiyydesignate to re
ceive deposits on this account, but the bonds
will not be delivered until the certificate has
been paid for by a treasury draft or by de
posit of alike amount with the treasurer or
some assistant treasurer of the United
States, or until other United States bonds
are substituted in their stead. The treas
urer of the United States will also accept in
payment United States coupons maturing
within thirty days, or drafts in favor of him
self drawn on New York, which will be col
lected and the excess, if any, reern
turned by check to the depositor.
The secretary will also exchange for any out
standing uncalled 10-40 bonds of the United
States an equal amonnt of 4 per cent,
bonds. In such case this department will
pay to holders of said 10-40a the interest ac
crued and a premium of one half of 1 per
cent. Ten dollar refunding certificates may
be converted upon their surrender to the
treasurer of the United States at Washing
ton into an equal amount of the 4 per cent,
bonds herein described, but a premium of
one half per cent, will be required on all
such refunding certificates issued upon cer
tificates of national bank depositories. All
blanks or forms or information needed will
be forwarded by the department without
cost. (Signed,) JOHN SHEBMAN, Secretary.
GENERAL CAPITAL. NEWS.
TO PREVENT FBAUDULENT ENTBEES.
The bill introduced to-day by Mr. McDon
ald to prevent frauds in the entry of lands,
is designed to guard against such attempts
as were recently made, and nearly proved
successful, in regard to very valuable prop
erty near Chicago. It provides that no en
try shall be made or patent issued for any
land in any State in which a United States
land office is not maintained, ex
cept upon compliance with the
following, among other specified conditions
precedent: The applicant must file in the
office of the clerk of the federal court a
sworn petition setting forth not only the
boundaries of the tract, and the means by
which he proposes to enter it, but also the
names of all occupants of any land within
one mile thereof, and the names of all per
sons who may appear by the records of
deeds of the county, to be interested in any
lands situated within said district of the tract.
All these occupants and other parties interest
ed are to be summoned to contest the applica
tion if they desire to do so, and no patent
shall be issued by the commissioner of the
land office until after the receipt of a certified
copy of the final decree in the cause thus
instituted. The bill further provides that
the rights and interests of the owners of lands
bordering on non-navigable lakes or ponds
shall be the same, so far as Congress has
power to grant or declare, as those of own
ers of lands bordering on navigable waters.
Members of the House continedfilingpe
titions to-day, accompanied by bills of all
descriptions, for the purpose of having them
referred to appropriate committees in order
to secure their consideration during the
present Congress. There were no financial
measures placed in the petition box to-day.
THE EOUB PEB CENTS.
If the four per cents are disposed of as
rapidly as desirable npon the new terms,
Secretary Sherman will save in the sale of
the $150,000,000 more than $1,000,000 to
the government, which will largely com
pensate for the double interest which he is
compelled to pay under the law during the
three months which the calls run. Under
the new ariangements the holder
of uncalled 10 40s will receive in exchange
their bonds at par, 4 per cent, bonds at
99 The ten dollar certificates will still be
at par in exchange for lawful money, by
the treasurer and assistant treasurers and
postmasters, who have been designated for
that purpose, and a commission of one-nets,
eighth of one per cent, will be allowed with
out respect to the amount sold in any given
The President has nominated Edwin W.
Knightley third auditor of the treasury and
James M. Milton collector of internal rev
enue for the Second district of Tennessee.
Knightley was a member of the last Congress
ACCEPTS THE OFFICE.
Professor Cyrus Thomas, State entomolo
gist of Illinois, has accepted the position of
entomologist of the department of agri
The Senate committee on privileges and
elections to-day commenced hearing the ar
gument in the Spofford-Kellogg case npon
the question whether or not the action of
the Senate hitherto has made the controversy
"H. M. S. Pinafore."
The second presentation of "H. M. S.
Pinafore" at the Opera House drew out a
larger audience than the first. The enter
tainment was free from some of the blem
ishes that marred the initial performance,
and the abundant applause testified the ap
preciation of the audience. All the partici
pants acquitted themselves wellmore in the
manner of professionals than amateurs
and the entire performance worked smoothly.
Too much credit cannot be bestowed npon
those who have labored so bard to present the
operetta in such a creditable manner, and
we trust that last night's representation will
not be the last. Miss Davidson, Mrs.
Thompson, Miss Haynes, and the Messrs.
Smith, Wilkes, Draper, Buckalew, Toles and
Trowbridge have much to be proud of. They
all sang and acted their parts with consum
mate skill, and need not fear a comparison
with professionals in the roles they assumed.
the chorus is also due great credit for
the success which attended the representa
tion, and all who participated will be cor
The newest ornament for a bonnet
is a shell of silver with a pearl resting
in it, and a bearded fringe of fine silver
beads hanging from the shell.
New Choice Fashion Notes.
The coming bonnet is the gypsy.
Lace is tke feature in spring millinery.
Shawls of all Kinds are revived for
No toilet is complete without a jabot
of some kind.
Shirred linings for bonnet brims take
precedence of all others.
High fraizes and long jabots will be
the leading styles gfor neckwear this
French bunting takes precedence of all
other semi-diaphanous spring fabrics.
Black toilets and black lace bonnets
are the furor of the moment inParis.
For certain styles of beauty gay
Chinese s^lks and foulards make lovely
New York milliners have shown more
colored than black or white bonnets this
The latest novelties in shoes are the
Henri Trois sabots and the Catherine de
Pretty stockings and low shoes have
become a too apparent fact as a part of
young ladies' toilets.
Novelties in shoes have Louise Quinze
heels and many straps across the instep,
with bows and buckles.
Breton lace drapery scarfs twine all
around bonnet crowns, and then form the
strings of many bocnets.
All sorts of hats, bonnets, turbans and
caps are in vogue this spring for outdoor
as well as indoor wear.
Many bonnets have the crowns entirely
covered with flowers sewn flat on the chip,
straw or foundation.
The new bright shade of crimson is
called peony," and the shade of red in
crepe poppies is carmine brune.
White and colored Canton crape bon
tiimmtd wit** flowers, feathers and
lace, appear at the openings among other
Broad-brimmed hats are more suitable
for our bright, warm American summers
than English round hats, and are mnch
Gypsy bonnets have large flowing
brims raised in front, tied down at the
sides, and falliDg on the neck, after be|
ing partially raiped in the back.
Satteens and mummy cloth novelties
show dainty little flower and leaf bouquet
and vine paterns in jardiniere colors on
pure white grounds.
Quantities of cheap pinhead-checked
and hair-lmed striped summer silks are
selling at the moment for parts of suits
and also for entire costumes.
American women who are sensible as*
well as tasteful avoid English styles of
half masculine Derby hats, manish,
ulsters, and jackets for street wear.
Spring wraps are of various kinds of
mantillas, mantles and dolman vi^ites,
all having long ends in front, square or
pointed, but light Chuddah and India
shawls will probably be much worn.
The favorite flowers for tacking on
bonnet crowns are asters, marguerites,
pansies, and eglantine biooins, with the
vellow anthers showing plainly on the
delicate pink ground of the petals
Pompadour gauzes with alternate lace
and satin stripes, with flower and vine
patterns over the same, made up in com
bination with plain silk and satin, make
very stylish summer evening dresses.
New opera fans are made in various
forms, but do not close. They are com
posed entirely of flowers and leaves, after
the favorite blossoms of the fair bolder,
and are perfamed after natural models.
Two small red clay pipes, decorated
with flowers and mottoes, with the stems
tied in across with blue ribbon, is the
newest cha&delier pendant in fashionable
houses. They call them "peace pipes."
Dressy parasols for the country or sea
shore are of ecru pongees, with spots,
rings, or diamond patterns of brown, red
or blue, or they are of plain ecru pongees
with bandana or Scotch plaid linings, or
mm i^l H.II.HI J
ST. PAUL, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 17, 1879. NUMBER 93.
A Shooting AffrayPersonalSeeding All
[Special Telegram to the Globe. I
FAIBMONT, April 16.A shooting affray
took place at Sherburne, this county, yester
day, between Mell Baum and Zaok Taylor,
in which the former was shot in the breast
and arm. His wounds are not considered
dangerous. Baum is a notorious bully, and
was hired by parties to assist in driving
Taylor off from his farm to give possession
to his (Taylor's) wife, from whom he hadfor
been separated for some time. Baum
succeeded in soaring Taylor away the day be
fore, but only for a few hours. Taylor
procured a revolver this morning and went
back to work on his farm. He was not
there long until Baum came, and seeing
a short distance from the house
pulled off his coat and made for him. Tay
lor drew a revolver and threatened to shoot
Baum if he laid a hand on him. Baum
then struck at Taylor, when the latter fired
twice with the above result. Both parties,
with three or four accomplices, are under
C. D. O'Brien, of the law firm of Davis,
O'Brien & Wilson, of St. Paul, arrived here
last evening. He has undertaken to reclaim
the Smales & Lyonfarm, which was included
in the assignment made by the Bank of Fair
mont last January. He will commence ac
tion at once.
Seeding is about done in this vicinity.
Contracts for the extension of the South
Minnesota railway west from Jackson
will be awarded this week, work to com
mence at once.
THE STANLEY COURT MARTIAL.
the Evidence Taken YesterdayDigni-
taries on the Stand.
NEW YOBK, April 16.In the Stanley court
martial, Gen. Alex McDowell McCook said
he asked Gen. Stanley why he pushed Gen.
Hazen so, and he said Hazen was trying to
worm himself into the new administration
that the people in Washington did not know
Hazen, and he (Stanley) proposed they
should know him, because the first thing
they were aware of he would push himself
into a brigadier generalship, and this Stan
ley proposed to put a stop to. He thought
Col. Stanley made no threats against Hazen,
but meant he wonld proceed officially against
him. Stanley did not say anything about
an agreement between him and Hazen that
he should say nothing against him. Col.
Stanley's language was unfavorable to
Hazen, but ii was spoken in a very agree
able way. Stanley said he told Hazen at
Fort Rice that he was a coward and liar, and
witness thought it was at Crittenden's table.
Stanley said his main object was to prevent
Hazen's promotion at Washington.
gay-colored linings with white polka dots.
The newest white lawn and cambric
waists have the fronts in fichu style, made
with a separate piece in six plaits on
each Bide, sewed in the shoulder seams,
and tapering to the waisl.
Evening stockings in the shades to
match the new fabiica are embroidered
between squares or lace figures set in
over tho insteps and sometimes up
The new Spanish scarfs and mantles
spring and summer are both long and
large. They may oe worn at will al!
over the head, as a drapery in the Span
ish fashion. The scarfs are also for
The Dudley promenade costume has a
special feature, which will prove very
convenient. The skirt clears the ground,
and the train, which is separated from
the skirt just above the revers with
which it is trimmed is to be carried on
the arm, leaving both hands at liberty,
so if our ladies will insist upon trained
stree* costumes, nothing so convenient
as this otyle can be suggested for their
The quaintest mixtures of color appear
in mummy cloth, as stripes of yellow
green, pink, and white, all mingled to
gether, and patterns resembling Satsuma
ware, with creamy grounds and small
flower designs in shades of brown, Sevres
blue and scarlet.
The fashion forflowerbouquets is toYellowstone
have garden posies with several old-fash
ioned flowers in them bunches of thou
sand-ieaf roses, a spray of migonette, a
pansy or two, a marigold or a buttercup,
and a tew ferns are tied together and
used in bonnets or for waist bouquets.
Diamond ribbon collar necklaces are
the fashion of the passing moment, set in
pave btyle, and with clasps that make
them available either for a pair of brace
lets or for a necklace.
A new fancy that will probably "take"
is to face the skirts of dressy costumes
with Ted silk, under which the lace
balayeuse is basted, making a very pretty
and striking dress effect.
The newest and most elegant umbrel
las for all occasions are in very dark
wine colors, or gendarme blue, black or
invisible green, and of the ricb, soft, ser*
viceable, twilled umbrella silk that is
both sun and shower-proof.
All the accessories of the toilet, as allboine
the fabrics, seem to be perfection. The
exquisite shades of mastic, almond and
cafe au lait are seen to the utmost ad
vantage in fine, soft, undressed kid, andquantities
match the fine tints ot the lovely materials
which are used for spring "suits and
A gay morning-robe always looks vul
gar at a watering place or hotel breakfast,
and corduroy velvet as well as satiD, is
seen in combination with camel's hair,
French bunting and other light wool
fabrics in spring costumes..
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
An Ex-Soldier Killed by the CarsA Mur
derer's ConfessionA Dastardly Crime.
KILLED BT THE OABS.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
WINONA, Minn., April 16.About 4 o'clock
this morning the watchman at the depot of
a i I i HI
Tne Award of Contracts for Corn, Et&r
Army Supplies for the Missouri and Tel
lows tone Country.
On the 12th of last month bids for the de
livery of corn, oats and bran to the several
posts in the military department of Dakota
were opened. At the time the GLOBE gave a
account of the business, together with
the only complete list of every bid offered.
Supplemental to the work previously done,
the full list of the lowest bidders, as reckon
ed by Gen. Tompkins, chief quartermaster,
is given herewith:
BIDS FOB BBAN.
The following gives the lowest bids for
furnishing bran and the quantities required
for use at posts on Missouri and Yellowstone
rivers, and Fort Assinaboine, under adver
tisement of February 5,1879:
Quantity, Bate per
Names. Pounds. 100 lbs.
F. L. Van Tassel 94,000 9 88V
S. B. Coulson 20,000 1 80
T.O.Power 62,000 17 4
The first lot is to be delivered at Yankton,
D. T., for consumption at Forts Yates end
Assinaboine. The second and third lots are
to be delivered, respectively, at Fort Bnford,
D. T and Fort Keogb, M. T., for use there.
BIDS 70B OOBN.
The following exhibit gives the lowest
bids for furnishing corn and the quantities
required for use at posts on Missouri and
rivers, and Forts Meade and
Assinaboine, under advertisement of Feb.
Quantity Bate per
Names. pounds. 100 lb*.
1. Davis & Wann 476,000 9 68
2. Davis & Wann 191,000 67
3. T. C. Power 77,000 1 18
4. T. C. Power 70,600 14 8
5. E. D. Comings 320,000 170
6. E. D. Dornines 274.500 1 SO
7. John H. Charles 714,500 1 80
8. James C. McVay.... 70,600 14 8
9. James C. McVay.... 1,225,000 2 66
10. N.P.Clark 89,000 11 4
11. W. B. Merriam 1,800,000 2 13
12. 8- Koenigsberger.... 1,300,000 1190
Lots 1 and 2 are to be delivered at Yank
ton, D. T. for consumption at Forts Randall,
Hall, Sully, Bennett and Yates, M. T. lots
3 and 4 respectively at Forts Lincoln and
Bnford lots 5, 6 and 7 at Fort Keogb, M. T.
lot 8 at Fort Bnford, and lot 9 at Big Horn
depot for Fort Custer lot 10 at Bismarck for
consumption at Camp Hancock and Fort
Stevenson lots 11 and 12 at Forts Assina
and Meade respectively.
BIDS FOB OATS.
The following memorandum exhibits the
lowest bids for furnishing oats and the
required for use at posts on Mis
souri and Yellowstone rivers, and Forts
Meade and Assinaboine, under advertise
ment of Feb. 5,1879:
Quantity, Bate per
Names. Pounds. 100 lbs.
1. Davis&Wann 239,000 9 94
2. Davis &Wann 138,000 99
3. N P. Clark 1,000.000 1 37W
4. L. H. & W.T. Maxfield.1,408,000 1 38
5. W. B. Shaw 63,000 140
6. John 11. Conrad. 192,000 16 7
7. T.C.Power 400,000 2 18
8. T.C.Power 400,000 2 16
9. T.C.Power 740,000 2 18
10. E. D. Comings 320,000 1 97
11. E. D. Comings 320,000 2 07
12. E. D. Comings 320,000 2 12#
13. Joseph Leighton 400,000 2 80
14. Joseph Leighton 325,000 2 83
15. W. B. Merriam 1,300,000 2 65
16. Sebastian Koenigsberg-
er. 1.300,000 2 90
17. P. W. McAdow 600,000 2 65
Lots 1 and 2 are to be delivered at Yank-
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway^ ton, the first for consumption at Forts Ban-
found the. mangled body of a man lying on
the track. The body was severed and thelot
intestines were scattered on the track a dis
tance of fifteen feet. On the body was
found a paper showing that the victim was
William W. Bradock, formerly of Company
C, First Michigan volunteers, who had been
discharged from the Soldiers' Home near
Milwaukee, March 31,1879. Braddock was
last seen alive about 10 o'clock last night.
He was intoxicated, and said he had got off
the train that went up with the soldiers in
the evening to get a drink, and had got left.
It is believed he attempted to board a train
during the night, and fell on the track.
SAN FBANOISOO, April 16.Dr. Chalfant,
the supposed murderer of Josiah Bacon,
surrendered himself at the central police
station this morning. He is haggard and
worn in appearance, having been roaming
about the hills in the snburbs of the city
since Sunday without food or rest.
Dr. Chalfant has made a statement of the
circumstances connected with the death of
Josiah Bacon, to the following effect: Fri
day last Bacon brought suit against me for
infringement of patent, subjected me to a
very harsh examination in court, and threat
ened co have me committed for contempt.
I was much exercised in mind over the mat
ter and called at the Baldwin
hotel several times to see Bacon
about it. I did not find him until Sunday
morning about 9 o'clock. At the first inter
view I proceeded moderately, but Bacon
soon changed his tune andbecamevery over
bearing and arrogant. In the excited state
of my feelings I drew a pistol from my pock
et with a view of compelling- respectful
treatment, but with no intention of firing at
him. Harsh words followed, the disputo
waxed warm, and in my excitement the pis
tol went offhow I hardly know, but not
with intention on my part. Bacon fell. I
ran to him and raised his head. He said
"don't," rose to his feet, fell again, and inWm.
stantly expired. I remained in the -room a
few moments, expecting the people of the
house would hear the shot and
come at once to the room. No
one came. I found the hall outside
deserted, and suppressing the first impulse to
report the case at the office of the hotel,
went to the police station to give myself up
found no one in the upperoffice, and not be
ing familiar with the building, left after a
while and walked about the streets, scarcely
knowingwhere,until I found myself near the
railroad warehouses in the southern portion
of the city. I sat down there and remained
nearly all day, then went to the Sacramento
house on Third street, where I remained un
til this morning. Chalfant has theappear
ance of one^who has suffered greatly from
mental distress, but tells his story in a
straightforward, manly way that induces be
lief in its truth on the part of Detective
Lees, to whom the statement was made.
A DASTABDLX OBIME.
PITTSBTJBO, Pa., April 16.A special to
the Chronicle from Bulger, Fa., says four
masked burglars broke into the store of A.
J. Russell & Co., at that place, about 3
o'clock this morning and exploded the safe
door, securing a small sum of money. Laird,
telegraph operator at the station, heard the
noise of the explosision and going out to
learn the cause was seized by the robbers,
who took his money and boumd and gagged
him in the store. They thenset fire to the
building and escaped, leaving Laird bound
to the post in the store room. He succeed
ed in freeing himself of the gag before the
flames readied him and his cries speedily
aroused the neighbors, who rescued him
from the building. No cine to the thieves
has been found yet.
-t \i &*
dall, Hale and Sully, D. T., and the second
for Forts Sully and Bennett, D. T. lot
three is to be delivered at Bismarck for
Forts Yates, Lincoln and Stevenson lot 4 is
to be delivered at Bismarck for use at Fort
Lincoln and lot 6 at Bismarck for eamp
Hancock. Lot 6 is to be delivered at Fort
Bnford for use there. Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
and 12 are to be delivered
at Fort Keogh, Montana, for use at that
post lots 13 and 14 are for Custer lot 15 is
for Fort Assinnaborae, to be deliveredthere,
and lots 16 and 17 are respectively to be de
livered at Forts Meade and Custer.
The above exhibits have been completed
by Gen. Tompkins, chief quartermasetr of
the department of Dakota, and are the cal
culations upon which the award of contracts
is to be made. In fact, the awards are an
nounced in accordance with the above, and
all that is left for contractors, thv fortunate
bidders, is to come in and qualify.
How the "Globe" Does Public Work and
How I is Done Elsewhere.
The disreputable Minneapolis morning
paper affair published in this city now con
cedes that the auditor simply complied with
the law in publishing the detailed expendi
ture of the county. The law is so plain that
even that mendacious affair could not gain
say it, especially in view of the fact that he
did not, after all, give the full detail
of the very important poor expenditure,
which made over three columns in Hennepin
county and only four lines in Ramsey.
The question now remaining is, was the
work done ecnomioally? Astoprice, it was
done for $115 below legal rates. As to style,
it was done in the most compact form pos
sible. In Goodhue each witness or juror
made a line, as follows:
Allen Howe, petit juror, Dee. term, '78. .814 20
Snyder, witness fees, May term, '78 2 82
In Washington county it was printed as
WITNESS FEES. -w*^S
Fred Pennington 93 30
Fred Bcetcher 1 61
In Hennepin counjy it was ptblished is
John Smith, witness 91 50""
John Jones, petit juror 3 38
In Ramsey county it was published thus:
Seaburg .$ 9 00
N.. B. Coo 9 0 0
D. A. Monfort.
E. G. Belote
W. R. Johnson.
W. P. Hudner..
E. B. Bryant...
Hennes $18 00
8. Hatter.. 12.0 0
C. H. Williams 1 12
P. Bobland.... 18 GO
8. Gordon 11 00
H. Swift 11 00
J. Auslund.... 3 30
E. Treasure.... 12 00
C.A.Zimmerman 7 00
L. S. Woodruff 16 60
500 9 12
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
MADISON, Wis., April 16.Fall return* of
the late election for associate justice of the su
preme court put Cole's exact majority at 83,-
143. Total vote cast, 168,605, of which Cole
received 100,682 Cothren, 67,549 Priest, 278
scattering, 96. The vote will not be formally
canvassed until the return of State Treasurer
Guenther from Washington.
Last year many school districts, having loans
from the trust funds of the State, were delin
quent in the payment of interest and princi
pal, some for more than a year. The State
treasurer, with the approval of the commission
ers of public lands, issued letter* to the sev
eral county treasurers stating that suoh pay
ment is to be exacted with the payment ofthe
State tax next following. The result is only
four school district* axe delinquent.
The Judicial ElectionA Timely Wara