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Fitz-John Porter Bill Passed.
Celebration of the Massacre, Custer I it/ John Porter Bill Parsed. Washington, June 25—The Senate took up the Kitz John Porter bill and Logan ad the Senate. Logan opened with an objection to the bill on constitutional points. He said it provided for an increase in the number of persons on the retired list of the army provided the President ap pointed a certain person to the place. If be could not make that a special applicant the vacancy was not to exist. Where did the Senate get the power to name to the President a person whom he should ap point to an oflice ? Where did the House of Representatives get any power to name to the President a person whom he should nominate to an office? Of course if certain Senators are determined to ram the bill down the throats of others they must take the responsibility. Logan did not expect his words to have any weight in the Senate for be always noticed that when the Senate was determined to do a thing it turned a deaf ear to everything else, whether law or fact that interfered with its purpose. This case was not the trial of I'orter. Porter bad been tried and condemned. This was the trial of Abraham Lincoln, of James A. Garfield, and of many brave ami distin guished officers of the arm. Logan asserted that Porter was the cause of the first Bull Run defeat by persuading Patterson to re treat from Winchester with 30,000 men. As God is my judge, ' said he, "I would stand over the dust of Lincoln and swear by all the Gods to his act as being an honest and just one.'' Logan had a pride in the army and in its glory, and before he would drag into the dust the name of Abraham Lincoln for the sake of this criminal he would let his tongue and his arm become palsied. Yet Republican Senators here were willing to vote to give >1.000 to a man who was a traitor to his command. So, if a man wanted to be paid liberally by the United States they had ouly to be treacherous when they should be true. "If you are true w hen you might be treacherous you are vetoed. That is a strange thing to take place in this country. Plumb, in opposing the bill, said the re instatement of Porter was the beginning of an attempt to rewrite the history of the l nion Army ; to put that w hich was dis loyal and unfaithful above that which was loyal and faithful. Plumb said he had just been informed that the President had vetoed the bill giving a pension of $30 per month to the widow of Major General Hunter, who had been the presiding officer of the court martial that had tried Fitz John Porter. That seemed a fitting ac companiemeut for the passage of the Fitz John Porter bill, but the loyal people of the country would see to it that Mrs. Hunter should not suffer. Plumb offered an amendment to place Mrs. Hunter on the pension roll at $00 a month. Lost, yeas 19: nays 29. Logan offered an amendment to place on the retired list every volunteer officer who had received wounds producing total dis ability. Rejected, yeas 18 ; nays 29. The bill was then brought to a vote and passed, yeas 30, nays 17. The bill having already passed the House and not having been amended by the Senate, now goes to the President for his signature. » elebrntion of the Custer Massacre. Sr. Pai l, June 25.—Specials to the Pioneer Peis* from the Custer battlefield, Montana, descrilte the celebration of the tenth anniversay of the battle by a few of its survivors. The great Sioux chief, Gall, went over the field and described the man ner in which Custer's command was de stroyed. «lall is a fine looking Indian 40 years old, and weighing over 200 pounds. He was reticent at first, but finally told his story with dignity and animation : We saw the soldiers early in the morn ing crossing the divide when Reno and Custer separated. We watched them until they came down into the valley. The cry was raised that the white soldiers were coming, and orders were given for the vil lage to move immediately. Reno swept dow n so rapidly ui>on the upper end that the Indians were forced to tliglit. Sitting Bull and I whereat the point where Reno attacked. Sitting Bull was by the rnedi < ine man. The women and children were hastily moved dov n the stream, where the Cheyennes were encamped. The Sioux at tacked Reno and the Cheyennes Custer, and then all became mixed up. The women and children caught the horses for , the bucks to mount. Then the bucks mounted and charged back on Reno, checked him and drove him into the tim ber. The soldiers tied their horses to trees, came out and fought on loot. As soon as Reno was beaten and driven back across the river, the whole force turned on Custer and fought him until they destroyed him. Custer did not reach the river, but was met about half a mile up the ravine now called Reno creek. They fought the soldiers and l>eat them back step by step until all were killed. une of Reno's officers who confirms this, says: "It was probably during this inter val of quiet on Reno's part that the In dians massed on Custer and annihilated him. When the Indians ran out of am munition they used arrow's. »They fired i from behind their horses. The soldiers got shells stuck in their guns and had to throw them away. They then fought with pistols. The Indians we in couples be hind and in front of Custer when he moved up the ridge to take position, and were just as thick as grass. 'I he first two companies, the Keoghs and Calhouns, dis mounted and fought on foot. They never broke, but retired step by step until forced : back to the ridge, upon which all finally jterished. They were shot down in line where they stood." Knights of Labor Measures. Washington, June 25.—The committee ; of Knights of Labor appointed at the Cleveland convention have sent a letter to .Speaker Carlisle and copies to Randall and Morrison containing a list ol measures which it is desired that Congress should pass, and a memorial looking to that end. Among the measures, many of which were referred to in these dispatches during the progress of the Cleveland meeting, are those repealing the timber culture, pre- emption and desert land acts, the adjust- ment of railroad and other land grants, organizing the Territory of Oklahama, prohibiting aliens from holding lands in the Knited States, making Presidential and Congressional election days holidays, and punishing bribery. In conclusion the com- mittee says in requesting the passage of these measures it is not asking anything from the dominant party only to fulfill the promises it made to the people when it was asking their suffrage, by w'hich it ob- tained its present majority. - ^ ^-------- Died. •San Francisco, Jane 24.—-Silas W. 8aunderson, ex-Judge of the Supreme Court of California and attorney for the Central Pacific railroad company, died here this ev ening. Congressional Lawyers. ashington, June 23. —In the Senate Mr. Hawley's motion was taken up to re consider the vote by which the Senate passed the bill prohibiting members of Congress from acting as attorneys for land grant railroads. Beck resumed the floor and continued his remarks against reconsideration. He denied that he intended to injure any one by the introduction of the bill. If the Senate should agree to the motion to re consider, that would be the last of the bill. Mr. Beck read Mitchell's amendment pro posing to prohibit members of Congress from doing law business for men who were managers of banks, or importers of foreign goods, or who manufactured butter, oleo margarine, tobacco or whisky. "Is that not taking a lick at creation ?" exclaimed Mr. Beck. He deprecated that sort of amendment, but added that he had often heard the fable of the advice given to all foxes by a fox whose tail had Wen cut off. | That advice was that they should all have their tails cut off because his had been cut off'. He thought the fable illustrated the case of this amendment. It would be as reasonable to say say that because a man had been punished for criminally killing another man therefore he should be pun ished lor killing a mouse or taking a life of any kind. Mr. Beck did not know whether Mr. Mitchell was attornev for the ' Northern Pacific railroad or not. Mr. Beck had been informed that he was. He be lieved that Mitchell had a right to be such. Railroad companies sought the best [ lawyers and had a right to them. Mitchell replied that he was attorney ! for no railroad. He desired the Senator irom Kentucky (Beck) to understand that he (Mitchell) had never while in the Sen ate been employed by any railroad com peny to argue any case in or out of court. Mr. Sherman, taking the lloor, said the universal rule was to grant reconsideration almost as a matter of course whenever asked for. Even when the Senate was al most a unit against a bill the vote lor its reconsideration had often been unanimous. This bill met his hearty approval. The criticisims made against it were rather too fine. The motion to reconsider having been brought to a vote was agreed to—yeas 31, navs 21. Mr. Hawley then moved to refer the bill to the judicierv committee. Vance called for the reading of the bill "by way of a final farewell to it."' Edmunds assured Vance that he should have the pleasure of seeing the bill back in the Senate within tight days. Maxey (sotto voce 1 —"With an adverse report." The bill was then referred to the judi ciary committee by a vote of 30 to 21. Democratic Congressional Caucus. Washington, Sune 24.—In the caucus to-night the attendance was large, nearly all of the Democratic representatives in the city being present, and the proceedings were harmonious throughout. Contrary to common expectation, nothing was said about the tariff' or pension tax proposition. The state of business in the house was discussed and Speaker Carlisle, by request, ran over the calendar, calling attention to the almost inextricable confusion of special orders on every subject of general import ance. After hearing the statement the caucus decided to select a committee of three members, which should be charged with the duty of selecting and pushing to the point of'action such of the measures as it should deem proper to attempt to pass, and Messrs. Carlisle, Morrison and Randall were named as members of the committee. The sentiment of the caucus seemed to lie in favor of passing the apropriation bills and the bills declaring the forfeiture of land grants, and then adjourning soon after the selection of the committee. Randall rose and asked what the action of the caucus ment, whether it meant ad journment July 15. There was a hearty chorus of "Yes. yes," from all sides. Rather regretfully it was oliserved, Mr. Randall assumed, that the action meant also that the appropriation bills and the few bills al ready on the calendar would be the only measures likely to receive action at this session, and to this assumption there was again expressed hearty assent, while, as be fore stated, no direct reference was made to the tariff. The members present at the caucus came away under the impression that there would be no further effort made at this sessin to consider any tariff' bill. I , Postal Clerks Discharged. Washington, June 24.—The following special notice was to-day issued by the General Superintendent of the railway mail service ; By order ot the Postmaster General twenty-six clerks have been re moved from service in different parts of the country for insubordination in conspir ing to obstruct the regulation of the service by thj Department and to injure its effi ciency. They have secretly attempted to form an association with a view to dictate the action to the Department, and many of them have also been guilty of deception towards their fellow clerks by representing the purposes ot such association to be merely benevolent and thus entangling them. The Postmaster General says the discharged men threatened a strike or a combined resignation of many of the clerks so as to menace the Department with em barrassment. Maternent Denied. Washington, June 24.—In the House, Long, of Massachusetts, ; rising to make a correction of the Record, said that in the speech made some weeks ago the gentle man from California ( Henley) had charged that Charles Francis Adams, of the Union Pacific Railroad had committed gross vio lations of the law. He had asked the gentleman to specify what these violations were and only a specific reply was made by the gentleman, which was that Mr. Adams had himself stated that the matter of free passes, given by the Union Pacific, cost the government some $2,000 a day. He (Mr. Long) had denied the correctness ot this statement. He found that his denial was altogether too broad, as it appeared from his'published speech. Mr. Henley had said that it cost the company $2,000. Mr. Adams, in his testimony before the Senate committee, had stated that the free passes cost the company $2,000 a day, but this was not a violation of the law, and the state ment was accompanied by the modifying remark that many passes were issued to railroad employes. In extending his re marks in the Record Mr. Henley had not made what purported to lie a quotation from Mr. AdamV himself, consisting of | some fifty-eight lines, and containing very severe reflections on the Union Pacific and on Mr. Ames and the gentlemen connected with him in the construction of the road. Bill Passed. Washington, June 24.—Logan moved as an amendment provision of the bill, heretofore passed by the Senate, fixing all district judges' salary at $5000 a year. Logan advocated the amendment, which was agreed to, the first division relating to salaries by a vote of yeas 32 ; nays 20. The second division, prohibiting nepotism, by a viva voce vote. The bill as amended was then passed. | Sundry Civil Bill. Washington, June 24. — The House went into committee of the whole, Reagan, of Texas, in the chair, on the sundry civil bill. Reed remarking that the very sensi ble wing of the Democratic party had con trol to-day 'this was greeted with loud applause on both sides of the House) the pending amendment was that offered by Mr. Warner, of Ohio, providing that no money appropriated for the Bureau of En graving and Printing shall be used in printing U. S. notes of large denomination in lieu of notes of small denomination can celled or retired. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 99 to 78. Gibson, of West Virginia, offered an amendment providing that nothing in the section shall 1* construed as subjecting the appointees in the Bureau of Fngraving and Printing to the civil service rules. The amendment was rejected. Washington, June 25.—The House went into committee of the whole, with Reagan, of Texas, jn the chair, on the sundry civil bill. Bland offered an amend ment to the silver certificate amendment, adopted yesterday, so as to place smail certificates on the same footing as the larger certificates already issued. Bayne opposed the amendment, and re gretted that he had not been here yester day to make a point of order against the original amendment. McMillan objected to the silver certifi cate being characterized as shin plasters. They had silver dollars back of them which might be exchanged for them at the pleasure of the holder. He was getting sick and tired of hearing gentlemen berate the silver dollar. It was a currency good en0 ugh for Abraham, and for Christ and for the fathers of the Republic. Bland's amendment was then adopted. A short debate arose upon the coast .survey clauses of the bill, which was followed by a discussion of the internal revenue para graphs. Townsend, of Illinois, offered an amend ment, increasing from $25,000 to $50,000 the appropriation for the detection of per sons guilty of violating the internal rev enue laws and for the payment of in formers. Rejected. Gn motion of Gibson, of West Virginia, the paragraph containing the appropria tion was stricken from the bill. Mr. Ermentrout, of Pennsylvania, of fered an amendment, providing that $3000 of the appropriation for the recoinage of gold and silver coin shall be expended in recoining dollar for dollar into silver dol lars or subsidiary coins and trade dollars, which may be presented at the vurious mints six months after the passage of this act. Pending action the committee rose. Handnll's Tariff Kill. Washington, Jnne 27.—Randall will to-morrow introduce his tariff bill in the House. The bill, he says, does not con tain anything novel or extraordinary, and is designed to build up much needed in dustries, revive those that are languishing, and remove inequalities in the existing laws. He does not claim that the bill is a complete or perfect measure of tariff' re vision, but holds that it is a decided step in the right direction and a sufficient indi cation of the policy that should lie pur sued in remodelling the tariff' and revenue laws. The changes in the rates proposed are to go into effect on the 1st of January, 1887. The bill proposes to amend the ex isting tariff law by striking out section 2499 of the revised statutes and substitut ing a clause providing that an ides not provided for shall pay the same rate of duty levied on an enumerated article w hich it most resembles in material, qual ity or use. In unenumerated articles of two or more materials the duty shall be assessed at the highest rate chargeable if the article were composed wholly of the component material of chief value. The main features of the Hewitt bill are in corporated, including the clause removing the duty on all alcohol used in arts, the tobacco wrapper clause, and the adminis trative clauses. Washington, June 28.—It is estimated that Randall's tariff' bill, introduced to-day in the House, will effect a reduction in the government revenue of $31,977,005, ex cluding $7,044,452 on account of the re ductions of tariff on dutiable articles ; $1,226,124 on account of the additions to the free list, and $26,407088 on account of the removal of the internal revenue tax on tobacco. ! Senate Proceedings. Washington, June 28. — Wilson, of Iowa, from the judiciary committee, re ported a bill providing for the terms of the court in Colorado. It was passed. Mr. McMillan, from the committee of commerce, reported back the river and harbor bill with amendments, and said he would move on Wednesday to take it up and pass it. Teller introduced a bill authorizing the President t0 appoint and ret ire' Alfred Pleasenton as Major General. Referred. Edmunds called up the bill granting a pension of $100 per month to Emily J. Stanuard, widow of Gen. Stannard, of Ver mont. The bill was passed. The chair laid before the Senate the eon- I ference report on the postoffice appropri- i ation bill, stating that the committee was unable to agree, the question being on the I subsidy provision. Dawes submitted his proposed amend- ! ment to the sundry civil appropriation | bill, to appropriate $25,000 for the edu- | cation of children, without regard to race, in the Territory of Alaska. Plumb moved that the Senate insist on its amendment to the subsidy appropria tion and ask a further conference. After debate the amendment was agreed to—yeas 33, nays 12. The Democrats vot ing in the affirmative were Messrs. Brown, Call and Eustis. After an executive se«sion the Senate adjourned. . tefore the Senate a telegraphic memorial | from the Portland, Oregon, Board of Trade j j n opposition to Van Wyck s amendment xorthern Pacific forfeiture bill as , , , ~ .... P as9ed by the . enate. The petitioners say Protest Against forfeiture. Washington, June 25.—The chair laid 0Q the ^ble. that with that amendment the bill makes it impossible for the Northern Pacific Rail road Co. to secure capital wherewith to complete the Cascade branch, and that that branch is necessary to the commerce of the Northwest. The amendment re ferred to is that which forfeits lands co terminous with the uncompleted portion of the Cascade branch. The bill having been already passed, the petition was laid Internal Revenue Collections. Washington, June 25.—The collections of internal revenue during the first eleven months of the fiscal year, ending June 30, 1886, amounted to $107,104,485, being an increase of $3*402,836 over the receipts for the corresponding period of the previous yearv. A Senator Seriously 111. Washington, June 24.— Senator Mor rill, although somewhat improved as com pared with the worst stage of his present illness, remains in a critical condition. His disorder is inffamation of the bowels. in I i I ! | | . | j Préemption and Timber Cnltnre Bill Passed. Washington, June 23.—The bill to re peal the pre-emption and timlier cnltnre laws was then placed liefore the Senate and was deflated until adjournment. In the course of some of his remarks on the bill, Mr. Plumb said if there was not some change in the methods aud management of tlie General Land Office the litigation that would eusue would outlast the life time of every man who heard him. and would exhaust the entire vaine of the lands. The malicious, interested and care less investigations of special agents, in vested with an absolute power, would ruin thousands and tens of thousands of per sons who had never bad thought of wrong ing the government. It was agreed that at three o'clock to morrow a vote should be taken on the bill. Washington, June 24.—The bill re pealing the pre-emption aud timlier cul ture bill was proceeded with in the Senate to-day. Staudford stated that the provisions of the bill as amended by the Senate would absolutely prevent the reclamation of desert lands. There were enormous quan tities of such lands, he said, not worth a penny an acre, and they could only be re claimed by the expenditure of large sums of money. In order to make reclamation possible, he moved to restoie certain words already strack out bv the Senate. Plumb feared the amendment might lead to fraud, and opposed it. Stanford's motion was rejected. The bill then passed—yeas 24, nays 20. On motion of Dolph, a committee of conference was ordered on the disagreeing votes of the House and Senate on the bill. Sparks' Order Criticized. Washington, June 28.—In the House, after the debate an amendment was adopt ed without division. The clause relative to the expense of the collection of revenue from the sales ol public laud having been reached, Mr. Laird, of Nebraska, made a severe attack upon Commissioner Sparks in bis administration of the General Land Office, and quoted a number of letters written by homestead settlers in his dis trict, denouncing Sparks' orders and char acterizing Sparks as a scourge worse than grasshoppers. Mr. Cobb, of Indiana, defended the Commissioner, declaring that his action was meeting with the condmnation of every land grabber and speculator in pub lic lands. He quoted from a letter from E. B. Washburn, strongly endorsing the Commissioner of the Land Office, and then quoted the report of the special agent taken from the tiles of the Interior Depart ment, implicating Mr. Laird with the land frauds of Nebraska. Mr. Laird indignantly denied the truth of each and every allegation in the report, and be and Mr. Cobb indulged in a short but unintelligible colloquy, in which they were heard to warn one another against makiug any threats. Mr. Carey, of Wyoming, said that it is known that not many millions of acres of tillable lands remain ; that they had not been stolen by individuals under either bomstead, timlier culture, pre-emption or desert land laws ; that not one third of the 600,000,000 of acres disposed of had been patented under these laws; that Congress was responsible to the pioneers of the west ; that Congress hail voted to the railroad companies over 160,000,000 of acres. Land Offices' Salaries. Washington, Jnne 28.—In the House Blanchard of Louisiana moved to increase from $475,000 to $522,000 the appropria tion for salaries and commissions of regis ters and receivers of public lauds. The | motion was rejected and on the motion of i Warner (Ohio) the amount was fixed at 1 $480,000. On motion of Springer (111.) an ! amendment was adopted, providing that all fees collected by receivers and registers from any source, which could increase their salaries beyond $3,00 a year shall be eon ! verted into the Treasury. Decision by Sparks. Washington, June 28.—Land Com missioner Sparks has rendered a decision in favor of a settler named Waldron, who settled upon unsurveyed land which was afterward selected by the Northern Pa cific railroad company as indemnity. The Commissioner holds that the unsurveyed lands were not affected by the indemnity withdrawal. Indian Traders'Licenses. Washington, June 23.—The Acting Secretary of the Interior to-day sent to the Senate an answer to the resolution of that body making inquiries with respect to the renewal or non-renewal of licenses to In dian traders. He encloses a report from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in which that official asserts that be construes the law as giving him full power to ap point and to refuse to appoint Indian traders where the interest of the service requires such action. Appended is a list giving the names of twelve traders whose licenses were not renewed by the present administration against whom charges were made, and twenty-nine who met with similar refusals, but against whom there were do charges. Vetoes Given Precedence. Washington, Jnne 24.—The President was so much occupied to-day in consider ing a large batch of private pension bills that be denied himself to all callers, and even postponed the regular Cabinet meet ing. .Secretaries Lamar and Whitney, At torney General Garland, Postmaster Gen eral Vilas and Assistant Secretary Fair child were promptly in attendance, but the President intormed them that he would prefer to dispose of the pension bills while his mind was on them rather than take up the business of the Cabinet, unless some of the departments had im portant matters to submit requiring im mediate attention. As there was nothing requiring immediate attention the meeting adjourned. Payne in a Pickel. Washington, June 24.—The Senate committee on privileges and elections was addressed this morning by Congressman Butterworth, who advocated an investi gation of the charges of bribery in connec tion with the election of Senator Payne to j the Senate. The committee will meet again to-morrow for the purpose of discussing the evidence laid before them and to endeavor to reach a conclusion as ta whether or not an investigation shall be made. Heavy Bonds. Washington, June 23.—The St. Louis and San Francico Railroad Co., by its pres ident, Edward F. Winslow, to-day filed with the Secretary of the Interior its bond in the penal sum of $500,000, as required by the act of Congress, granting it right of way through the lands of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations of Indians in the Indian Territory. The Chinese Question Washington, June 28.—In the House Morrow of California, moved to amend the ] bill by increasing from $5,.700 to $10,000 : the appropriation to meet the expenses in I enrred under the Chinese immigration act, : and, by adding a proviso requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to cause to be prepared the preliminary and return certi ficates identifying more particularly than at present, the Chinese to whom they are granted. He went on to point oat the de lects in the present law, declaring the law was evaded in the most shameful manner, The certificates now used instead if pre venting the introduction of Chinese labor was an aid to immigration. The defects in the law existed in the privileges accord ed to certain classes of Chinese by the treaty to come and go at pleasure. The Chinese laborers were constantly coming to the country under the pretense of be longing to one or the other of the classes. Tlie condition of the Pacific coast so tar as the Chinese question was concerned, was worse 'ban ever before, and if Congress knew the whole truth that question of the Burlingame treaty would not be in exist ence one hour. He presented a petition prepared under the auspices of the Knights of Labor of the Pacific coast and signed by 50,000 persons, asking that some action lie taken that would forever prohibit Chinese immigration. Protest Against the Panama Canal. Washington, June 28. —King of Louisi ana introduced the following : "Whereas, The French government gave assurance to the government of the United States that the project of DeLesseps was a private en terprise, for which the French government was in no way responsible ; Whereas the extraordinary expenditure of the Panama Canal Company have caused it to appeal to lor aid to the government of France, to as sist it by authorizing a loan of 600,000,000 francs, for the purpose of continuing the work of construction ; and Whereas, It is reported that the French government re cently recommended to the Chamber of Deputies, to graut the necessary author ization; Whereas, Such authorization will identify the French government with tbe enterprise.'' Resolved, That tbe United States will view with great solicitude and disfavor, this contemplated action of the French government, or any other measure calcu lated to identify it with the Panama Canal, as such action is opposed to the policy of the American people, as expressed by the Chief Executive of tbe United States, at the inception of this canal, and which policy is now most emphatically repeated and reiterated by the United States. Resolved, That tbe Secretary of State be requested to send to Congress without delay all correspondence, being the subject of such vast importance and Iraught with such danger to the national interests. American Shipping League. Washington, June 23. —An adjourned meeting ofthe National American Shipping League was held here to-day and was at tended by a large number ot representatives of the shipping and other commercial in terests from most ofthe States. A perma nent organization was effected and the following named officers were elected : President—Dandridge McRae, Arkansar. First Vice President—Ambrose Snow, New York. HI Second Vice President— S. M. Merritt, Florida. Secretary—Charles Hill, District of Col umhin. Treasurer—A. Vanderbilt, New Yoik. The league will open communications with the leading commercial bodies of the country. Its objects are to promote the extension of the merchant marine of the United States and to establish a more inti mate commercial intercourse with other countries by a frequent and direct mail service. 1 Washington, June 24. —The Senate committee on Commerce has nearly com pleted the river and harbor bill. It is jios sible, but not probable that a few import ant changes may lie made at the meeting to-morrow. The items in the House bill have been increased to an aggregate of $3,483,275 and the others have been de- ! creased to an aggregate of $615,500, a net increase of $286,775 in tbe total appropria tion by the Senate bill of $18,049,975. Against Investigation. Washington, June 25. —The Senate i committee on privileges and elections held | a short meeting this morning and decided to report adversely to any investigation of the charges of bribery in connection with the election of Senator Payne. The major ity of the committee think that there is not sufficient evidence to show that money was used in the election and are very con fident that the result was not in any way effected by improper means. There will be ilie minority report in favor of an in vestigation. It is said that only Senators Hoar and Frye will sign tbe minority re port and that Senators Teller, Evarts, Logan, Salisbury, Vance, Pngh and Eustis will sign tbe majority report. Lincoln and Grant. ASHINGTON, June 28—Senator Spooner to-day submitted an amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill to appro priate $10,000 to enable the Secretary of War to prepare suitable plans, drawings and specifications and to ascertain and esti mate tbe soundings, site and foundation for piers and the cost of tbe Lincoln-Grant monumental bridge, with suitable ap proaches from Observatory Point, in this city, across the Potomac river to Arlington Gate. Condition of Ex-President Arthur. New York, June 2L— Ex-President Ar thur leit the city this morning for New London, Cennecticut. He stepped up to the platform alone, but slipped and nearly fell at the top step. Recovering himself, he entered the car. The ex-President looked pale and worn. Several friends came to say good-by. To one of them he said : "My only trouble is in my stomach." Then he added, laughingly : "Y ou know how good that used to be." In reply to a question, Dr. Peters said that his patient was progressing favorably* and without doubt he would be benefitted by the change of air. "He has had a siege of it," said the doctor, "but he will get along Secretary Manning's Condition. Washington, June 27. —Secretary Man ning's private secretary, who has just re turned from a visit to his chief at Hot Springs, says that the report that Mr. Manning has sufiered a relapse is incorrect. He left the Secretary yesterday very much improved in health and in good spirits. He says that Mr. Manning is in as good health now as at any time for six months before his recent illness. Blaine's Movements. Augusta, Me., June 28.—Blaine and his family will leave to-day for Bar Harbor. Blaine will there begin preparations for tbe speech which he will deliver at the open ing of the State campaign during tbe first week of August. I I a IT WILL PAY YOU To Send Your Orders to HALE BROS. & CO., THE RISING HOUSE OF Sacramento, California. , ! i | which are also i. The food is of I insufficient, the . eat and the coffee given the men to k is dipped from a .tie workers in the Sensational Report. Sr. Louis, June 23.—An afternoon paper to-day published a loDg sensational article which they claim to be a faithful report of the inward management of the St. Louis work house. The gist of the publication is as follows: Nominally a prisoner is allowed 50 cents a day for his work, but by arbi trary deductions this is reduced to 39 or 40 ten's. For instance no pay is giveD for Sunday and oDe-half of Saturday's pay is deducted to sustain the expense of the alleged superior food which is furnished on that day. Once a week all ol the white prisoners, numbering about 200, are re quired to bathe in one tank six by live feet, from which the water is never drawn until the whole number has washed them selves. A few of them are afflicted with disgusting diseases, while others are covered with ulcers and running sores, which are, by means of tbe bath, communicated to the I unalilicted. Fifty negroes are required to bathe in tbe same manner, though in a fresh supply of water, and the whole 250 are furnished with but four towels. The cells in which they are confined when not at work are 12x15 feet in size, into each of which are crowded eight men. In case of sickness a patient is placed in a cell ol in I ferior accommodation confined insane pati* i an inferior quality i. bread being too heav} too weak. The wat* drink while at their »* < cattle trough and the si quarry drink from the same bucket as the mules and horses. One of the worst feat ures of the management is the laxity of discipline and indifference of the warden and guards as to what the prisoners say and do while employed. At the noon hour for instance, instead of the men being re turned to their cells they are hustled pro miscuously into the corridors, where they remain until called to their work. Here, huddled together, they eat that portion of their dinner which they have been unable to consume while at tbe table, throw the refuse at each other, play eards, smoke, swear and fight, and indulge in the use ol disgusting language, all ud restrained by any guard. In regard to tbe punishment of offenders against the work house rules, the writer says the prisoners may be either confined in a bull pen or a dark cell, or "strung up." The latter punishment con sists of hanging the offenders up by tbe wrists and keeping them in that position until obedience to tbe rules is promised. A Murderer Lynched. St. Pai l. Jnne 23.—A Detroit, Minn., special to the Pioneer Press says : IVru. Kelaher, alias "Reddy," killed officer Con vey to-day while resisting arrest. He was taken from jail to-night at 10 o'clock by a large crowd of disguised men, escorted to a neighboring grove, hung to a limb and his body riddled with bullets. Sheriff Finney attempted to defend his prisoner, but being a small man he was easily overpowered. Kelaher was a gambler and was known in Minneapolis, where he lived for some time as a tough citiaen. Held lor Triul. Boston, June 23.—"Wm. W. Carrutb, ex judge of the Newton Police Court, who was arrested in Washington, D. C., under an indictment charging him with the em liezzlement of about $8,000 while acting as administrator of the estate of Julia Wade, of Oakland, Cal., was arraigned here this morning and pleaded not guilty. He was held for trial. Found Guilty. Milwaukee, June 24.—At a quarter past ten to-night the jury in the case of Henry Dampf, charged with riot, returned a verdict of guilty. ■ Wholesale Poisoning. Philadelphia, June 23.—A spt-cial dispatch says : Exactly 214 people were poisoned at last Thursday's picnic near Flemington, N. J. Six of these will prob ably die ami twenty others are in a pre carious condition. One of tbe physicians in charge of tbe cases has examined the ice cream cans and says tbere was Dot enough sulphate of zinc about them to do any damage, anil that the symptoms are those of arsenical poisoning, and from the fact that those who first ate of tbe cream escaped he is of the opinion that tbe poison was put into the cream by some one pur posely. As a large number of people were engaged in serving the ice cream, it will be difficult to catch the perpetrators. Ann Arbor, Mich., June 25.— Dr. V. C. Vaughn in examining a specimen of the ice cream which recently poisoned a num ber of persons at NewtOD, Mich., lias made an important discovery that tyrotoxicon, aD active element in tbe poisonous cheese which he discovered some time since, was also present in tbe ice < ream and was the cause of sickness. This proves that tyrotoxicon is due to decomposition of milk, and may be developed in any milk which is kept iu impure atmosphere or unclean vessels. The germ seems to mul tiply very rapidly, and a small amoim' of tainted milk will poison the whole. 1 is Dr. Vaughn's theory that tyrotoxicon i as much to do with cholera infantum, i ne symptoms of which are similar to cln se poisoning. Double Murder. Viiskbukg, Miss., June 27.—Last right at L. Bender's store, in Eagle Bend, Lee Brown, colored, killed Alfred and Henry Morgan, white, and wounded Cornelius Jackson, colored. Tbe Morgans were tenants on Dr. Clay's place. Brown was porter at Bender s store, and because the white men refused to let him dose up the store, be fired upou them with a double barrelled shot gun, loaded with buck shot. Iligliwav Robber* Killed. Mexico, June 23.— U. S. Minister Jack son lias returned after a three months' leave of absence with news from various parts of tbe country. He announces the shooting of a number of noted highway robbers under the new law authorizing the immediate killing, .on arrest, of highway and railway robbers. Some of tbe worst characters in tbe country bave l»een gotten rid of within the last ten days. Loniicted ot the Crime. Syracuse, N. V. June 25.—Rev. John E. O'Sullivan was last night found guilty by the jury of criminal assault on Abbie O'Connor at the Catholic parsonage, in Camellius, in May, 1884. The trial has lieen in progress three days and excited great interest in Catholic and other circles. The evidence was of a sensational charac ter. This morning Judge Kennedy sen tenced him to eleven years in the Auburn prison. A stay of proceedings for a week was granted, during which time he had been confined in the Onandago county penitentiary, in this city. A New Labor Movement. Pittsburg, June 23.—The movement reported several months ago with a view to consolidate the Iron Moulder's Union with the Knights of Labor is rapidly tak ing shape. The executive board of the Knights of Labor have issued a circular to the Moulders, and a series of resolutions, instructiong the delegates to the next Moulders' convention to vote for the con solidation of every lodge of Moulders in the country, and will lie acted upon soon. The Moulders' Union is claimed to have a membership of 100,000 men. The circu lar cites substantially the identical reasons for joining tbe Knights of Labor a9 were lately submitted to the convention of the Typographical union and the Amalga mated Association.