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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. THE ELECTORAL GATION. INVESTI- 1'roceedlngra of the Potter Committee. Opt. Thomas A. Jenks, United States Deputy Marshal uudor l'ltklu in East Kollol ana l'uriuli, La., In 187(1, was examined at length on the Slst regarding his knowledge of tbo o-calld Hliurmnn-Andurson letter. Witness testified that the ilrst lie ever heard about the letter wax on Jim. iltli last, when it wan mentioned by MurHhul 1'itkln in conver sation ; never Haw to letter, nor lmil he any reason to lmllevo Ills wife knew any tiling about it. Upon erotiH-ozamitiiitinn, wittuwH admitted that Ills wife oatue to Washington In January lust, In response to a reiueit train Kellogg and Packard, who profoHsud.to be lieve tlnit alio hud aome documents or some intnmtation of some kind that would help them in prosecuting their claims for oulca. Letters from Ander son to Junks were introduced, requesting the latter to obtain the "letters," the documents," etc., and witness testified that Anderson hud written or told him that the document wanted was worth 11,000, but wit ness never bud any knowledge of what the valuable document was. In this connection It was shown that Mrs. Jenks, wife of witness, went to Donaldsonvllle to see Mrs. Weber, who was supposed to have the Bliermau let ter in her possession. Capt. Jenks was also examined at length regarding the state of affairs in his parish during the canvass. He said Hie Ilepubllcang there were afraid to register on account of intimlduilon, and he produced a letter from Ander son requesting htm to send him (Anderson) the original list of ID murders committed there, which he (Jenks) had forwarded to Gen. Auger. W itnoss testilled to seeing An derson sign and swear to the protest which the latter subsequently claimed hud been falsified, and Anderson informed him that UaJ. llurke had oiiered him severul thousand dollars if lie (Anderson) would go buck on his protest. Ueing shown the Anderson Weber agreement, witness expressed his opinion that Webur's signature was not gen uine. On the 22d Mrs. Agnes D. Jenks, wife of Capt. Thomas A. Jenks, underwent a longex aminutlon, lasting nearly tho entire day. She proved to bo a vcrv voluble and entertaining witness, and her testimony contained a num ber of surprising statements, notably the one that she was the bearer of the message from Weber and Anderson to Shorman, asking for a written guarantee; that she went to the St. Charles Hotel, where tho "visiting states men" were stopping, and inquired for Sher man, hut, lie being engaged, did not see him ; that in order to gratify her curiosity she open edthe letter entrusted to her care and read tho contents, and that she herself dictated the letter in reply, signod John Sherman, re garding which thorc has boen so much con troversy. Who wroto the letter at her dicta tion she refused to tell, but saidthat Anderson honestly believed tho letter to have been written by Sherman. In this connection she said, in a most theatrical manner: " I wish to state In presence of this august commit tee and to the country at large that I dis tinctly and entirely exonerate Mr. Secretary Sherman from any complicity direct or in direct in tho so-called Anderson-Weber guarantee. If there is criminality in the doc ument or political dishonor attached to It, I alone know the Alpha and Omega of it. No ono else knows aught in regard to it, and I do not think I shall tell vou any tiling more. It is sulllcient that I exonerate Mr: Secretary Sherman, and also Mr. Anderson. No one knows about that document but myself, and I do not think I am compelled to tell you, gentlemen, any more." Gen. Ilutlcr here rend in evidence tho fol lowing letters: (I.) From Jas. E. Anderson to Capt. Jenks, dated Philadelphia, Sept. 2:1,1877, requesting the latter to "got possession of that letter sent to Webor and myself," and guaranteeing a cool thousand dollars if he succeeded in doing ho. This letter is indorsed on the back : " N. It. I looked up the letter hero rotorrml to long ere the within was writ ten, i'ray do not fail to return this to mo. I sincerely trui-t this matter will be inviolable. A. 1). J. (i.) From Mrs. Jenks to Gov. Kel logg, dated New Orleans, Nov. It, 1877, and en closing preceding letter. Tho writer assures Kellogg that Anderson is not in possession of the letter referred to, and he may rest assur ed that ho will never get it. (3.) From Mrs. Jenks to Mrs. f). A. Weber, dated New Or leans, Oct. 10, 1S77, uslting Mrs. W. to look over her late lutsbund's papers and see if she cannotliud the letter "I went up to Donald sonville to speak to you about." The writer says she feels sure it must be there, as he (Weber) had it when ho left tho city the lust titno. She adds: "Mr. Weber expected to return to Now Orleans in a fow days, other wise Anderson and Capt. Jenks would have kept the letter, as it belonged to them all. Tho letter," she anils, " was addressed to Ander son and Weber. After reading it you will see that it is of no use or benefit to you, but real ly it is of use to us." (4.) From Mrs. Weber to Mrs. Jenks, in reply to above, stating that she has mado another careful search through her lato husband's papers, but failed to rind the letter spoken of. Iteing Interrogated i n regard to t he letter mentioned in these several communications, witness de clared that she did not suppose the so-called Sherman letter was the one referred to; thought it alluded to another document en tirely. Witness said in retorence to her visit to Washington in January that she had sev eral Interviews with Stanley Matthews, and endeavored to see Secretary Sherman, but the latter refused to grunt her a private inter view. Witness produced a letter from An derson to Capt. Jenks, dated Washington, June 10, 1877, tho pith of which Is as follows: " I will give you a bit of information never given to any ono before, and you must use it carefully: When those Hepublican dead beats eatneto Louisiana last fall to have a fair count, Weber and I refused to fall into line until we received a written guurantce that we would be provided for. I am convinced it was on Weber's person the day he wus killed. (Ho hnd charge of it.) Now what has become of that paper? If we can get possession of it, we will make this Ad ministration hump. My own impression is tl at it was secured by his murderers and that " played an important part in bringing about the present st ate of affairs. If you can Prosecute any inquires In regard to it, do so, outset carelullv. Let me give you one word of advice: In case vou attempt any tiling, for Viod's sake do it outside ol Louisiana. 1 would not give a nickel for you if you do not." Proceedings of the Senate Committee. The Senate Committee appointed at the fewest of Senator Matthews met on the 21st and called Jamos E. Anderson as a witness, but he refused to testify unless Senator Mat- jnews would agree to go before the Potter I vnmnutteennd testify. After consu ItAtinn. iti further n-fusingto testifv, and in the , absence of thf.s..nu tl, nmitt- imvinir fterW ca'Tbe ! inaiinian. A Tkov inventer will shortly take out ; patent for a cataphone. By means of res stretched along back-yard fences 1 pd house-tops, he conveys, with the j a'd of some simple machinery, all con- ' catenated caterwauls into an air-tight barrel- By another simple contrivance, ! the sonnd in the barrel can be com-1 pressed, and can be used in quantities I for fire and burglar alarms. The in- ' fentor predicts that he will give to the boy, Something that will make' Rome I ) omeai ir- that r ill mt Home : k a . owLinni.r f n 1 n for Fourth of July celebrations. For King roct. v. Mv. it u lnst .v. ! U"ng Troy WThij. A REAL SP06K STORY. A Hone Stopping and Trembling with, Terror at the Scene of a Murder. From the Heading (1'a.) Eagle.J There was a fearful runaway of a frightened horse on Wednesday night on the turnpike between Mohrsvllle and Shoemakerville. The occupants of the light wagon were James Daubley, a drover of Montgomery County, and his hired man, Henry Schmeck. These men related their adventures to several friends in this city the next morning, the following of which is a gist of the story as told by Mr. Daubloy; We were coming down the road on Wednesday night at about 10 o'clock. We had been up along the Blue Moun tains. I know where John Diuhl mur dered his victim, Harlan, and throw him into the small creek from the narrow bridge across the road. I also know the island where Adaline Wearer was drag ged by a man and- killed. I have also heard of one other murder, but I never believed in ghosts or hobgoblins. " The road was very dark and lonely, but I had a good, gentle horse, and just let him pick out his own road, and we went along all right. But on Wednes day night something happened to me that I never want to happen again. I am not a drinking man, nor do I take it as a medicine. I had a nap in the af ternoon, and when I left my customers above Hamburg I never felt better in my life. ' We passed Shoemakerville at about ten o'clock, crossed the bridge all right, and drove along slowly down the road. Suddenly the horse gave a start as a bright object skipped across the road in front of us. The horse shied, and both of us men saw the light. I'm no fool, and I know that I did not see dou ble that night or dream any thing, either. The bright object skipped as a sheep runs, and suddenly it took a jump and leaped over a tree twenty feet high and disappeared. Our horse snorted. Suddenly across the meadow or low land I saw the same thing! It wont up into the air twenty or thirty feet and then came down and whirled over to the road again. The light thing crossed the pike and then we heard a low singing. It stopped near enough for us to see it plain. My hired man jumped into the road and caught hold of tho horse's bri dle. He threw a colored handkerchief over the horse's eyes, as the animal trembled like a leaf. " The singing became a little louder, but I could not make out the words. I own up that for once in my life I was scared. The horse stood still and trembled. The bright object might have been fifty yards from me. It seemed to be hanging from a tree about three feet from the ground. When I became a little more cool I- thought it was the form of a woman. It had long hair and was dressed all in white. The arms were bare, and with one of them extended, it pointed toward the black woods over the canal. Then I thiak I heard these words from her: They dragged me down, they dragged me down.' I am sure she said those words, but the last I won't be sure about. They were these : My poor lifo was robbed, was robbed, when they murdered me!' Suddenly I thought of the murdered young woman. , My hired men saw and heard all that I did, but neither spoke a word. " Then the white form shot up through the branches and seemed to float around in a circle, leaving a bright trail after her, until there was a lightish circle in the air that looked like a ring around the sun. Then it sang, ' I come, I come, the hour is here.' The last word she fairly shrieked, and the horse rose on bis haunches, and the hired man fell on his back in the mud. I saw the fig ure shoot off into the black night, and in a minute it was rone. It was a little time before we got started, as the horse would not go faster than a smart walk, his head was well up and his tail ex tended. " A horse can see sharper than a man at night, in my judgment, and my horse has a pair of good eyes. We had not gone very far before the animal gave a snort and reared again. I did not see nn. tliinfr tint T ttipw t.hft linrsn riid. IViv , . 3 . . , . . . . hired man again lumped out, and held tim at the bridle. I looked ahead and about a quarter of a mile I saw a bluish white light roll around on the top of the fence on the left side. It seemed to 8pm around and it went along very fast. "I made up my mind to see what that thing was. The bright light came along at good speed, but when a sudden spurt of wind blew the light floated away. It goon came back over the fence. Turn the horse a little further,' I shouted, I'm going to grab this thing sure, if it takes ail the hair off my head.' On came that light, and suddenly it stretched. It tht licht. and suddenlV UStreicnea. uiibboiui. im.rcc, -.. h'J i "o ' . . vt th form of a man. with black hair, and it had on a white j virf nothinir more. I'U swear that it i was nothing but that, because I saw it- It earns right op te ma. I stooped down until it got right above me, when I jump ed to grab it. I fell into a mud puddle. I was not hurt, but something had struck me on the forehead. The strange thing was singing Bomothing about 'oomlng.' We spoke not a word to each other. When I got up I looked over the field, and I Baw two bright lights floating about in a circle. I thon knew it was both of the things we had seen. One was a man and the other a woman. The wom an chased the man. I then bocame pretty weak, and I leaned against the fence. I spoke to my hired man and asked him, 1 Do you see that thing?' He said, Yes," and we spoke no more just at that time. Then the two forms floated over above the ruins of an old stone house in the field. The northern gable end was standing, and upon the peak of this they sat, and we heard them singing. All of a sudden every thing was black again, and we could see no more then. ', The horse was as wet as though he had swam the river. " We had not gone 800 yards before those two same lights seemed to jump right out of a pile of old stumps, and they shot across the piko right ahead of us. The horse snorted and away he went. I don't remomber what followed. The night was dark, and yet the animal ran like a deer. " I don't believe in spooks, but I know enough. The next time I travel that way will be in the day time." A Chinese Statesman Dead. The Reading (Fenn.) Times prints a communication from Consul-General Myers announcing the death of one of China's most important officials. Mr. Myers says : "Intelligence from China, received from llev. Dr. Kryer, American mis sionary in China, and in the Chinese service as interpreter to the Government, announces the death of Fengtautai, Gov ernor of forty millions of people and In tendente of Circuit, who died in Shang hai on the 29th of May about midnight. He had, as Dr. Kryer says, returned sick from his filial errand the same day at noon. He is a great loss to China. Even his enemies give him credit for ability and patriotism. Those who call ed him obstructive' wished him back after ho was gone.1 He was only de nounced as obstructive by the American consulate officers, because he protested against the construction of railroads in China in violation of treaty stipulations between China and America. During my residence in China I found him an honest, intelligent and able official, friendly to Americans and American in terests in China. He introduced many improvements from our country into his section of China as Superintendent of the Chinese Arsenal at Tungadoo. He pointed out to me with pride two Amer ican stationary engines of 500 horse power, alongside of a similar engine from Great Britain, in the workshops there, and I felt a just pride when he said : Oh how strong they never stop, no repair British break down all the time.' " Fengtautai was also the friend of the missionaries he stood by them in many troubles, helped them to settle titles to church property, often involved in difficulties, of which I have personal knowledge. He introduced the Ameri can Remington rifle into China; had them made at his Arsenal at Tungadoo ; and he took pride in pointing out that theirs were as perfect as those made in America. I am sure had no treachery been practiced in regard to the Woosung and Shanghai Railroad, a line of rails would have been laid from Shanghai to Canton long ago, with America iron and by Amercan citizens. This was not regarded as of importance by those who were solely devoted to the attainment of a peculiar monopoly. He also was in vested with the entire confidence of his Government, had its highest honors, and was accorded high privileges not given to others of his rank. He always spoke of the Americans as a great and honor able people, and had he lived, I believe the grievances of which he complained, and which he thought would not be sanctioned by 6ur Government, would have been heard and adjusted, and the trade between the two countries could have been increased to the amount of I many millions beyond what it has ever been hitherto. Although he was a heathen, yet he had many virtues and graces wnicn even a tonsium 'g" i . . . - r-i ' have been proud to wear. . TiiK only equivalent in the Japanese language for the English word baptism or immersion is soaking. A ludicrous ; illustration of its application is the fol- ; lowing from the Baptist translation of .h.Rihl. intJ,nn. which rrulr . , . , , . . , astonished the Japs: "In those days came John the soaker, preaching the soaking of repentance. Repent, and be soaked, every one of you.' Painless Death Perhaps one of the most interesting chapters in Dr. Clarke's new book, says a Boston letter to tho Chioago Journal, is that which treats of the visions of the dying. The phenomenon of doath is only little understood. The mystery which shrouds doath is not greater than that which shrouds birth, or thought, or volition ; yet religion and various other things have all , conspired to misin terpret its attendant phenomena. " One of the most common orrors," says Dr. Clarke, " is the idea that pain and dying are inseparable companions. The truth is they raroly go togother. Occasionally, the act of dissolution is a painful ono, but this is an exception, and a rare ex ception, to tho general rulo. The rulo is that unconsciousness, not pain, at tends the final act. Convulsive twitch ings, livid features, gurgling in the throat,' and similar ghastly symptoms which mark the last moment, aro only exhibitions of unconscious automatic action. The testimony of ' the dying, so long as they are able to give any testimony, is that their sufferings do not increase, but on the contrary grow less. The following incident illustrates the truth of this remark, and, so far as a single Instance is of value, oonfirms what has been said as to the painlessness of dissolution. 'A medical friend, whom I attended professionally in his last illness, was a victim of a most painful disease. He was aware of its incurable character. Supported by an intelligent faith in God and immortality, he pre pared himself with admirable courage and unfaltering trust for the final change. In consequence of continual and severe pain, he was obliged during the last few years of his life to take opium daily. He sent soon for me one night after midnight. A brief examination was sufficient to show that the end was ear. " " 'Do these symptoms mean perfora tion?' asked Dr. . " 'They do,' was the reply " 'Then I have reached the end of the chapter,' he quietly remarked, and add ed 'how long shall I probably lastP' " 'That you know,' I said, 'as well as any one j perhaps twenty-four hours or thirty-six hours.' . . " Scarcely heeding the reply he con tinued: " 'I am ready ; but promise me this ; that I shall not suffer pain if you can prevent it.' . i "The promise was given, of course.and I agreed to see him every hour or two as long as he lived. This being done, I said to him, 'One thing remains ; how shall I communicate with you when, at the very close, the time comes that you can not indicate whether you suffer or notP' " After a little talk the following sig nals were agreed upon : He was to in dicate a negative answer, or no by raising tho forefinger, and' and affirmative answer,' or yes, by raising the forefinger and the one next ' it also. One finger was no ; two fingers, yes. Having arranged this matter, he took rather more than his habitual dose of opium, and was soon comparatively quiet. The pain did not return. For 12 or 15 hours he appeared much as usu al; conversed with his family and friends, and was cheerful and serene. Then, as nature's anesthetic began to act, he became dull and heavy. In an swer to repeated inquiries as to pain, he constantly replied in the negative. At length he answered less readily. For an hour or so before death he answered only by the signal of his fingers which had been agreed upon, and by that sig nal he replied quickly and intelligently. Fifteen minutes before dissolution I ask ed him, 'Do you suffer pain?' He in stantly made the negative signal by raising the forefinger. After this he made no sign, but slept peacefully to the end." Bismarck's !ff Attacks Prince Oort.tcliakoff. A cable dispatch from Berlin, 19tht says: bi nee the attempt upon tne em peror's life by Xobling, the nervousness under which Bismarck has long been suffering has violently increased. The Prince, when thus suffering, controls his temper with difficulty. When con tradicted by obstinate refusals of his in- tnrlncntor to be convinced bv his anru- menU or yiM to hjs gugrrestions, bis yoicrisesand he stamps his foot. Some thi of thil kind occurred durinir the inteiriew with Prince Gortschakoff, and i " the jcgf mistaking the distemper of his master for anger, sprang suddenly at the throat of the Rtusian diplomatic Happily, Bismarck was as quick as the dog, and had seized and thrown him sde before be had fastened bis teeth in j Pron oi nis loe. Among me o- penuuoM cUs in Berlin Uu. unpl. .... t :.i . I. . l, . i ;i hi mti'irui .3 cu.kvu v. v.u Tk. a,.-. a. A ceive him, tbey wy.aad Gortichakoff b plotting mischief agaiart the Chaocel- , HERE AND THERE. Every uodt has heard of Glauber's salts, but how many know whether Glauber is the name of a plaoe or a man ? He was In foot a famous chemist of Amsterdam In the sixteenth century, who invented the peculiar preparation bearing his name. Citizens of New Jersey are largely petitioning the Governor to enforce the laws that forbid the running of more than one passenger train on any railroad on the Sabbath, and to prevent a great and grievous amount of Sabbath dese cration, i , Tub greatest benefactor of the female sex on this continent, acoording to the Chicago Times, is Judge Grant, of Davenport, Iowa. He has adopted 17 girls, 11 raised them, and married most of them off with generous endowments." Mrs. Coleman and Mrs. McDoonald are, by the will of their brother, the late William S. O'Brien, made the rioh est womon on the Pacifio coast. Their share of the estate from the Nevada Bank alone is valued at noarly $3,000, 000, and from the remainder f the es-, tate it will be at least..$10,000,000 more. ' The British Council of the Society of Arts offors its gold medal for the best means of saving life at sea, when a ves sel has to be abandoned suddonly, say with only five minutes' warning, the shore or other vessels being in sight. Appliances for the competition are to be sent in not later than the 31st of Octo ber. Mb. Hollister, a San Francisco botanist, has introduced the Japanese pishamin into California, a fruit he de scribes as the most beautiful he has ever seen, and most dolicious to the taste ; four specimens which ripened in Cali fornia weighed three-quarters of a pound each, were of a rich color, and looked like balls of wax. , . . The largest cask in the world is that at Konigstoin, which was finished in 1725, after three years' work. This cask, as soon as finished, was filled with 6,000 quintals of good Meissen wine, which cost 6,000 sferling. 1 It contains 619 hogshoads more that the famous tun of Heidelberg., The top is railed in and affords room sufficient for 15 or 20 per sons to stand while drinking to the health of its builder, A Fbkponia (N. Y.) elopement had a sensational ending and reconciliation at Philadelphia. The irate papa fount, the happy couple in a parlor-car at the depot there and knocked his new son-in-law senseless with bis cane, when the young woman put her injured lord into a carriage and drovo off to a surgeon's, leaving remorseful papa to plod on alone and sue for peace in the doctor's office. ' Small-pox and diphtheria have been very prevalent and fatal lately in Lon don. Since New Year's there have been 1,134 fatal cases of small-pox within 15 miles of Charing Cross, while there were but eight deaths of that disease, in the same period, in 19 provincial towns of England having an aggregate popu lation aboutr equal to that of the me tropolis. . ' . ' A vessel recontly arrived at Liver pool with tike extraordinary freight of three living whales, brought from the coast of Labrador and intended for pub lic aquariums. They were each about 14 feet long, 8 feet girth and weighing a half a ton. , On the voyage they were placed in long woodon boxes, reposing upon a bed of sea weed, and being flush ed with water from a bucket every few minutes. The flushing had the curious effect of peeling off strips of their skin, so that the coat will be entirely shed by the time they get into their permanent tanks. No food was given them on the voyage. When they were being removed ashore two of them, it is said, emitted a very peculiar kind of scream. Seven White-House Weddings. The marriage of Miss Piatt, niece of the President, to Gen. Russell Hastings, June 19, was the seventh that has been celebrated at the White House. In 1811, Miss Todd, a relative of Mrs. Madison, was married there to Congressman John G. Jackson, of Virginia. In 1820, Mon roe's daughter Martha wedded Mr. Gouverneur, of New York. Ia 1826, John Quincy Adams's son John married his cousin Miss Helen, and during the administration of. Jackson, the daughter of his friend and companion in arms, Maj. Lewis, espoused M. Pageot, of - ' Martinique, afterwards Minister of France to the United States. There, too, Tyler's daughter married a resi- dent ol Virginia, a Mr. Waller. Tyler himself was married ia New York, but held his reception in the East Room that East Room where Mrs. Madison used to hang her clothe to dry, and where in a bower of rosea Nellie Grant 1 was married to Mr. Sartoria ia 1874. ; f r. and Mr. Hayes oele- brated their Hirer wedding on U 31st of December last.