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HgAT.P.n PROPOSALS, In triplicate, subject to the Qiual conditions, will be received at this office, and at the office of the Post Quartermaster ot each post named below, until 11 o'clock a. m., on Monday the 15th day of May, 1870, at which time and place they will be opened lu the presence of bidders, for tbe de livery, daring the fiscal year ending June 30, 1877, of Wood and Hay at the following-named posts: Forts Leavenworth, Riley, sod Dodce, Kansas; Fort Lyon, 0. T., Forts Gibson, Reno, and Bill, and Camp Supply, 1. T.; and Fort EUloit, Texas. Also for Uay at Forts Hays and Wallace, Kansas: At tbe sams time and place separate proposals will be received and opened for the delivery of Uitumlnous Coal at Forts Hays, Wallace, Hodge, and Lamed, Kan sas. and Fort Lyon, O. T. lllda for any portion of tbe supplies will be enter (ained. Preference will be given to articles of domes tic production. The Government reserves tbe right to reject any or an bids. Circulars giving further particulars, tbe quantities required et the posts named, instructions as to tbs manner of bidding, conditions to be observed by bid ders, terms of contract end payment, also blank pro posals, will be fumiabed upon application to this office or to toe offices of tbs Post Quartermasters at tbe poets named. Envelopes containing proposals should be plainly marked •* Proposals for Wood (or Uay, or Coal) at PROPOSALS FOR GOAL. Booled Bids will be received at the office of the Vessel Owners' Towing Company, 344 South Water-st., Chicago, 111., until May 1, 1870, for furnishing (7*000) seven thousand tons of Cool, more or less, during present season of navigation, screened and delivered on board of tug-boata night or day. Bids must specify location of dook for delivery. The Company reserves the right to accept Or reject any or all bids. JOHN M. LONG, Beoretai WANTED. WANTED. A SUPERINTENDENT OP AGENCIES For XlUnoli and lowa, By one of the meat prosperous Ufa Insurance Oompa aic*,vhJdj tus each year during Its existence declared a deed Dividend is lu Policy-holders* lad new possesses a Urge • orpins at 4 per east. COMPENSATION LIBERAL. Beat el references required, with a good reeerd in ms business. Address SECRETARY, cere of Tribune office. VINEGAR. «.S?.PUSSING’S . WINEGAR Celebrtled for Its Purity, Btrcsithud Flavor, VtartDietl to Keep Pickles. W* Uaarante •It to J* entirely fret from Sulphuric Acid or other deleter!* «eDsiubauacs > wtth«blcb ifoat Klnsaarleadoltersted. >r tali by all Qrocert, Largest Vinegar Worka in tiie orld. Enab.im. S.L.PRUSBIHQ ACO^Chlcaco. STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETINGS. Olfloo of tho Lake Shore 8s Michigan Southern Hallway Co. Cleveland, March.3B, Ifflfl, _Tbs annua) meeting of tbs Stockholders of this Puapaay, for tbs election of Directors for tbs ensu* «* rear, and for the tranaictlon of other appropriate business, will be held si tbe office of the Company, In *«• Olty of Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, lbs 3d of May next, between tbs boon of 11 o'clock In she forenoon ends o'clock in tbe afternoon of tbal »*y. OEORQE D. ELY. Secretary. _ FIRM CHANGES. DISSOLUTION. Tbe eopartneriblp heretofore elisting under tbe ■*>ne and etyte of Oregler, Clarke fc Co, la tbla day ““dTed by mutual consent. Tboa. 0. Clarke will continue (be holiness, assuming ill Usbllltlee aud Peking all easels, DEWITT 0. CUEOIEU, , _ TBOB. 0. CLARKE, i VM.p.ruuoy. ®ie Patte REAL ESTATE) $250,000. THE GREAT BALE OP 24 Stone-Front Residences, THE “RIGDON PROPERTY,” Cottage Grove-av. and Tliirty-flrst-st., THIS AFTERNOON AT 2 O’CLOCK. Tales Oottago Grovo-av, Oars diroot to Ground. ELISON, POMEBOY ft CO., Auctioneers. TO RENT. 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TO RENT. Store and basement 120 South Clark-st. P. D. HAMILTON. Room 1.136 Clark-sl. TO LET. Offices stogie and en suite, very centrally located, with FIRE-PROOF VAULTS, in the City National Bank Building. 16C Washington-st. Tbeae office* are especially adapted for commission business or law offices. MEAD k COE. 165 La&Ole-at. FOR RENT. A large eornsr basement office; also dcelrabla up stairs offices, In the Metropolitan Block. Apply to A. A. MONGER. Rooms. BUSINESS CARDS. City Commissionaire Co., Established 1873. Mam office, 113 and 114 Fifth-sv. Branch office, 961 Wabuh-av. This Institution is charted and licensed. We do all Undo of work, via: Carpet-Claming and Laying, Houewßanoratlng, For warding Letters aod Parcels throughout the city, Dis tributing Handbills, Circulars, etc. Bpadal attention la given to Moving and ail kmda of Expressing. We have our own teams, and are responsible for all work dona by our men and teams. A. V. BTEINIIADBEN It CO.. Proprietor*. PILES!! Of the wont form cured without psln, by Dri. free k llyon, it Room 4. IST East Usdlaon-et., Chicago, who make a specialty of diseases of lbs lever bowel. A eura guaranteed. Consultation free. GENERAL NOTICES. Public Notice. Cm CouraotSEß's Orneß,) Ooioaoo, March 39,1176, j Notloe la hereby given to all persona owing Beal Estate Taxes to the Olty of Chicago for the year 1875, that the Citv of Chicago will, at any time before May 1.1870, borrow from auob persons the amount of such Olty Taxes due from them, and will allow for auob loan two and one«half per cent(2M) on the amount borrowed, and will issue vouchers therefor which may be uied in payment of the said taxes, ana which the Ooueotor will be di> rooted so to reoelve. . _ Bv order of the Mayor and Finance Com. Apply to 8. 8. HAYES, Comptroller. Boom 3 Olty nall.oor. Adams A LaßsHs-«ts. FOR SALE. Tha large and elegant Soda Foun tain now in ooe at our State-ot. Store, also a heavy Plate Pier Glass Mirror, 2xß feet, will he Bold cheap for cash, to make room for a larger Fountain expected daily. BUCK & EAYNEE, makers of the 11 Mars" Cologne. FINANCIAL. 7 PER CENT. Money ts Lean el bBVEK per seat We wish to BUY for s aou-realdeni one or two finklui busisees fryipS fiOUDDAB k MASON, » 1M Dearburn-et. WASHINGTON. Danger of a Failure of Con gressional Appropriations. Prospect of a Dead-Lock oo the Dip lomatic and Consular Bill. The Honee Stubborn in Its Eefasal to Compromise with the Senate. Great Mystery Attaching to the Coming and Going at a Witness. Discovery that the Public Printer Has Done Business Irregu larly. Testimony of Whitley, Williams, and Davenport Anent Secret Service Fnndi. A DEADLOCK. SERIOUS TDOUBLE IMPENDING BETWEEN THE TWO HOUSES. Special DiepaUh to Th* Chieam Tribune. Washington, D. 0., April 23.— The prospects of a sorioufl deadlock between the two Houses of Congress oa the Appropriation and other Important bills dally Increaseg. Tbo House has declined to concur in all tbo 150 Senate amend monta to tbs Diplomatic bill. Tbo bill was tbo first of tbo regular Appropriation bills which pMsod the House. It baa so reduced the sal* arica as well aa the number of our representa tives abroad that it was not only op posed by tbo Kopublioans, but by many of tbo intelligent Democratic members ot tbo House. When tbo bill reached the lion alo, it received careful consideration. Tbo result woe that a large number of amend ments were mado-equalizing salaries and un doing much of tbe bungling work of the House. All these amendments were made with a DUB REGARD TO ECONOMY, and when it was found that tbo reductions made by the House would work no injury to tbo public service they wero concurred in. Tbe consequence of this action is that about 150 amenamenta wore made, tbe difference boiug principally on tbo salaries allowed. This disa greement between tbo two Houses la a proper subject of compromise, If not of argument, between tbe members of tbo two bodies. Tbe House, however, seems determined to prevent this, and rather than pursue the usual and ordinary course of legislative proceed ings, la WILLING TO LET TUB BILL DIE. In oasoe each as tbie, where the Senate or House refuoee to concur in the amendments of the other branch, tbe etiquette la for tbo branch to whom tbe bill is returned upon lie disagreeing to tbe amendments to ask the apnointmeub of a Committee of Conference. This wcll-eoltlod practice tbe Democratic majority of tbo House, with that utter disregard for tbo public interests which has characterized tbolr proceedings from tbo commencement of tbo section, refuse to pur sue. Tbe House tbueaesumea toe responsibility of defeating this important measure. It la now within about two months of tba close of tbe bo cal year. After that date there are NO AVAILABLE FUNDS to pay the salaries of our foreign Ministers nod Oonaule, and the; must either live upou their own resources or come homo, leaving the nation unrepresented. By tbs existing lan, any sur plus of a former appropriation for this object is required to bo tamed into the Treasury on the day named, and cannot be applied to the pay ment of salaries for tbs coming year. The Ad ministration U helpless. THE TREASURY. VUAV IS SAID 07 THE BT. LOUIS STOUT OF ITS rottenness. SvitiaX Ditpaleh to TAe Chicago Triburu. Washington, D. 0., April 23.—' The preten tious Associated Press dispatch from St. Louis this morning, according to which an old Treas ury clerk is to testify to ao astounding system ot fraud In the Treasury, relatbs to a very old story which seems to have been now revamped. Treasury officials whose attention has been called to it to-day say that It will result in noth ing except possibly to furnish somo impecuni ous persona free transportation from St. Louis to Washington, and froo lodgings while bore. The officials who have bad immediate charge of the financial statements since 1803 have no knowledge of tne existence of soy such person as George Prendor. They do know that there was a clerk In the Redemption Bureau named Richards, who was dismissed for cause. The story Which he relates is sn old one, MANY TIMES UEIDTEU. Ab to the charge that vast sums of money were taken from the Treasury by officials to be temporarily used for private speculation, Treas ury officials state that the very charge carries with it its own refutation. There aro but two regular ways lu which money can be taken from the Treasury—first, - by a warrant upon an 'appropriation for a purpose allowed by the appropriation, and. • second, by a warrant on account of an audited aod approved claim. The only other way would be by burglary, or the oorruotloo of a large number of officials who ooula act simultane ously and in harmony, and at tha head of these, U these charges have any basis, must have beau HONEST OLD SPINNER HIMSELF. The chargee os to the method of making up the debt statement are doubtless the earns as those which were answered by Secretary Bris tow early in tha cession. With respect to the amount of gold on band, the charge against the Redemption Bureau that immeoae frauds were being perpetrated in that Bureau, and that for tunes were being made by reporting money de stroyed which was preserved,—that ONLY ON&-UALT of the money turned in for deatraotion wee actually destroyed, the other half being divided among the perpotrators-of the fraud,—has been often made, and aa often refuted. A considerable portion of wbatle called money that is destroyed consists of defaced sheeta of fibre paper. In printing, every sheet ef this, from the time it leaves the mill, ie oaaBQBD TO rux TBJUSURT AS tfOtfXT according to the denomination to be printed. This fiction ie maintained through all tbe so* counts, and when the defaced sheets vs horned, they ere credited as so much money destroyed). As they have already been charged in like man* oer, tbe checks are so numerous upon this do* etruotion of this money and this paper, that fraud of any sort seems practically impossible. Booster Cornwell's attention baring been called to the Bt. Loots dispatch to-day, bo saye that the whole subject has been several times thoroughly Investigated, and that the sensation is without s basis. HAYES. OF BOSTON. KB OOKS DOWS TO BXA 19 A SHIP, Of>4eial DupaUh is TAs Chiaag* TVtfeuM, WiBKiKQTOM, 0, (X, April 23.— Prlvsle tele* grsms from Boston announce tbs sailing of Frank B. Hayes of that oily (or Europe on Bator* day. Mr. Hayes Is one of (be gentlemen named as a valuable witness in connection with the Ft. Bmltb A Little Rock Railroad securitise, and would have been summoned at once upon order* lug any investigation. He makes tbe fourth witness in Europe, the other three being wanted in connection with the Memphis A SlPaao inyes* tigetlon. IXTBACn FROM A BOSTON PIPES LUBLB TO ktAXB A mouse ladou. spenal Pupaun t» Th* cstcoae JWkuns. Boston, Mass., April 23.—While tha Washington dispatches ware calling out to summon Prank B. Hays*. be was tailing down tha harbor, and one of tbs papers aaid i Tbs lion. I. A Bayes sails u tbe Betem this morn* ing for a brief vacation abroad, having been peremp* CHICAGO, MONDAY. APRIL 24, 1876 tartly ordered awsy from bnilae« for • while 'by hU ptijralrfan, who hu boon urging blm to like a reat for sometime on account of the elate of bla health. He will be abroad a couple of months. Mr. Uayce has b*eu preparing for this trip (or some time, and would have Inft earlier In (be teaion but for presalng publlo and other duties, which he felt obliged to give bis at* tentioo 10. This was tbe first Information any one bad of bis intended departure. THE STRANGER, vrno could rrs day* been? Aperitif Duvateh to The ChUaoo Tribune. Washington, d. 0., April 23.— Tbe Democrats are preparing a new sensation which, it Is pre dicted, la to be of tbe ‘first importance. Tbo forerunner of tbla sensation is a mysterious wit ness who strived at one of tbe principal hotels, did not register his name, and baa mysteriously departed. During (be night that he staved in the hotel be came to the proprietor and laid (hat he bad a package of VEBT IMPOBTANT PAPKIIfI to be used before a Congreeaional Committee, which he dare not keep in his room through fear that be might be robbed of them at tbe Instance of interested parties. Tbe witness hlmnolf waa heavily armed, and waa a man of great self possession, but betrayed great anxiety about hia documents. He waa taken yesterday in secret to the bouse of one of the members of tbe Committee before which he is to testify. Tbe officers under the Scrgeant-st-Arma claim to hare no knowledge of him. NOTES and NEWS. MORE DISGUSTING INFORMATION. Special DUpateh lo The Chicago lYibrtni. Washington. D. C„ April S3.—Tho House Printing Committee, which han been investi gating Congressional Printer Clapp since the session began, will make ita report tbla week. It will, It la understood, find against him, first, inefficiency; second, general maladminlalrailon; third, misuse of' public funds. The testimony lately taken has been very damaging. The Printer has mixed the public money with his private account, haa failed to return pnblio moneys os by law required, has never kept a cash-book until the investigation began, when one was mads to order and the balances forced, has in many instances failed to debit himself with pub* lie property sold, and by the accounts which he admits Is greatly in arrears to the QoTernmcnt. Hairy Clapp, son of the Printer, has, It is said, admitted to the Committee that the office is in debt to.tbe Government for money taken, hut has promised that it shall be Immediately re stored. TOE MEXICAN BOttDEK. The Secretary of the Navy, in view of tho un certain condition of affairs on the Mexican border, has sent all tho available naval force now at Hampton Hoods to tho itio Grande with instructions,to rendezvous at Tampico. The fleet consists of tho Hartford, eighteen guns: Bwatara. eight guns ; Marion, eight guns ; ana Bhawmut. throe guns. Those vessels will co operate with the gun-boat specially constructed to patrol the Hio Grande, and with whatever land forces Gen. Sherman may order to the border. Tbe general instructions issued to both our naval and army of ficials is to protect tho frontier and to not allow tho Mexican revolutionists to levy forced loans upon (be American residents of Mexican border towns. It in believed that our Government has a perfect understanding with the Lerdo Government upon the sunjcct. Something seems to be the matter with the Navy Department accounts. TOO MANX SHIPS BUILT LAST NOVEMBER. It Is said that there are many naval officers who have not been paid siuco July last, and whoso wives have boon driven to the pawnbrokers with their trinkets, and to tho auctioneer with their furniture, to eke out subsistence. Tho Toy mauler at the Navy-Yard here, it is said, received only half tho amount of Ida requisition. TUB POST-OmCB APPBOPBUTION BILL, which will probahlv bo reported to-morrow, ap propriates about $33,000,1)00, which is $3,500,000 loss than last year. TnETJOU W. PAUIt will doubtless be compelled to answer the ques tion aslrcd by the Sclienck Investigating Com mittee as to the amount realized by himself out of the Emms Mine. The committee doom the answer of great lmpoitanco.|J CAULFIELD AMP liUISTOW The assumption :n Coalfield's latter to the Secretary of the Treasury that tbe latter had definite Information of the order of tbe Commit tee in regard to tbo testimony of Bartley la not fouuded in (act. Nothing in regard to tbo mat ter reached the Secretary that ho understood to be from the Committee or that he felt at liberty to treat as emanating from it. THE ALASKAN INVESTIGATION. The Sub-Committee of tbo Ways and Means Committee will resume on Monday the consider ation of the Alaska fur-seal qneatlon. This In vestigation has been suspended for some time, in tbe hope that a San Francisco witness named Oouldlog. who had informed tbe Committee that he bad important facte to communicate, would present himself. The Committee declin ed to eubpeens him because they were not will ing to pay bis expenses across the continent be fore they know whether bis information would be of any value to them. Tbe report will probably be ogroed upon at once, and will declare that no violations of law or corrupt practices have been discovered. TUE UODBB DOOBICKEI’RB. A number of afiidavite and other papers are soon to ho published setting forth that Col. Ftw hugh, Doorkeeper of too House of lloprosont atives, was once indicted for arson. Pitzbngb's friends, in anticipation of those chargee, have made the following statement: Col. Fiiztiugh'a hotel was burned at Crab Orchard, Ky., last summer by a crooked partner, and a patty of masked men a few night's after arrested a negro boy employed about the place, took him to a tree, hung him up throe times, and with a pistol to his head (oroeu him to assent to a coutovsion which they pro-* posed, that the boy bad burned the house, as- Bibtod thereat by the two sous of Co). Fitzhugn, well-known and respected young gentlemen. They arrested tbe boy. and in tbe trial which ensued the cose against Col. Fitzbngh was so Hun. so absurd, and so rascally that a verdict in hie favor was rendered by the jury without leav ing their seats. Tbe boy subsequently obtained Judgment against Jones, tbe crooked partner of Col. Filahugb, and $3,600 damages, Jones being : the ring leader of the mob, and tbe boy proving his own alibi and that of tbo sons of the Colonel by the most reputable witnesses, on tbe night of the tiro. (ft (/i< AnteiaUd Press. 1 oi'UM noons. Washington. D. 0.. April 23.—ft reaolntlon hu boon prepared by a Republican member of tbo Hones to do offered to-morrow, proposing that tbo investigations now Id progress shell bo conduced with open doors. DONM PIATT, not feeling satisfied with the published report of bis testimony given in the Cowles-Brega ease, furnishes the following t This la precisely what I testified to laths Oowlas but bsu : 1 closed as follow*: ** This is all I know about It, From this It will appsar that 1 was smploysd by Oowlm to appear for him In procuring a contract. After becoming discontented with my treatment, and alarmed at what I Ullsved a fraudulent expenditure of money, 1 withdrew, I notified the Secretary of this, that I might have a record, and 1 considered It my duty to notify Ur, Garfield." This I* ell that I did. 1 never beva interfered m the affair since one way or the ether, I never have thrown e straw in the way ot Cowles, or mads any demand ea him directly or Indirectly. THE SECRET SERVICE FUND. TXXT OF TSB BBOBMT TESTIMONY 0? OOL. WEFT- lißt AND BX-ATTOBNBV-OkNEBAL WILLIAMS. Washington, April 91.—The Committee ea Expenditures in the Department of Justice threw open their doom to the press, end Af forded an opportunity to exsmine the testimony of Col Whitley end ex-Attorney-Oenerni Will iams previously taken. 00l Whitley, it nppenra, exhibited to the Committee receipts for the mousy be bed paid Mr. Davenport nl different times. The first payment, SB,OOO, was on the order of Ur. Akermen, ex-Attomey-Qsnerel Williams' Immediate predecessor. Ue did not kqow whet use Dnvenport made of the money, only Davenport said ne wanted to use It. Q.—Uss it lor whet ? A,—Where U would do the most good. Q.—ln wb|t respect? A.—l could notsey, that ia whet be would sey to me j 1 did not con sider 1 bed eny right to question him on account o( orders received, but 1 oould not see whet be did with the money \ 1 paid turn 930,000 in the fall of 1672, during tbo Presidential campaign, independently of the f 5,000 previously paid on the order of Akormao, and 1 paid blm tIO.OOO, all at one time. In the course of examination Whitley said be objected to pay money to Daren* port, because bo did not know to what use it would bo put; Attorney-General Williams told him ho wae directed to pay It by order of the Prenidetit; ho eatd to Williams! that if Daveo* port bad a right to draw any more money be ought to draw it directly and not through him; tbo Attorney-General said it was the desire of tbo President that the money ahould be drawn In that way. Q.—What reasons did Williams give for ob jecllon to payment of this money? A.—l sup fioso because I objected; 1 cannot say positivo y; Ido not know that Williams knew what it was to bo need for. Tbo witness thought Davenport, If he bad employed men, ought to have eent them to him for payment: be could not tell whether tbo direction nr order of tbo President was verbally or in writing. Williams said ho was overruled In tbn ranter by the President, and Williams told blm ho thought that tbe money ought not to bo paid out In that war. In answer to a question the witneta said bad not Davenport been a Republican ho would not have received the money in that way. They did not deal with Democrats politically. Q.— flute If you do not know that the money was used for campaign and improper purposes In the election there? A.—Not of mv own knowledge. Locauee I was never called on to apeud a dollar of it In any way, shape, or man ner. beyond paying it to Davenport. The wit ness said the money was not accounted for in the department. There wore in that department no receipts from Davenport, lie thought the committee would find, by examination,'that iu addition to what be paid Davenport, the depart ment raid him a largo amount of money for the same services Lo rendered in Now York. Y.—Do you know what services?! JA.—No, but 1 think it was something in regard to the elec tion. The witness said ho himself drew, in (he space of foor years, from 1371 to 1674 inclusive, from 9125,000 to 9140,100, and out of this be paid Davenport; he made returns from time to time of his own doings, but did out render ac counts of his expenditures; his reports show that be employed men for detective purposes, and these reports were made in justification of the expenditures; bo was never requested to eoltle; they bad confidence in bim*and bo re ceived orders for tbe money drawn by Williams on tbe Par Department. Tbe following are extracts from the testimony of ox-Attomey General Williams relating to the payment of money to Davenport: Q.—Did I understand you to say that it was Sir. Whitley or Mr. Davenport that brought yon tbe ooto from the President to pay the money to Davenport? A.—Mr. Davenport. Q.—Do you know what has become of the note? A.—l am not able to state; 1 presume 1 will say the President was accustomed to write on a card, sometimes on |a little pices of paper, any little communication that ho wished to make me, and these communications wore never preserved ; they wore thrown away or deatrovsd. Q. —In addition to that yon bad a conversation with the President upon the subject ? A.—l had.flair. Q.—•lflnnderatandyon.you objected to paying out tbe money because you thought it did not legitimately come in your department ? A.— No, not exactly that. 1 did not want to pay out the funds, because I did not know anything about the purposes to which these funds were to be applied, except ftotn representations made to me by Mr. Davenport, audl was not willing to allow him to bare money upon his representa tions. At the same time I was reluctant about paying the money because 1 wanted this fond, as 1 thought, for many purposes, and all had to economize in every way to make tbe appropria tion moet the expenses of the department. At the same time I did not eousldor that I might not use It in this way. if in my Judgment it was proper, and if the expenditure of this money in that way would tend to prevent frauds in elections or prevent crimes. Q.—When Mr. Davenport applied to you for this money, did he state to you for what pur pohe he wanted It ? A.—Yes, sir ; that was dls- titiclly understood all arouud, between tbe Treat □ent and myself and Mr. Davenport. Q,—Ton refused until bo brought yon a lotlor from tbe President directing that it should be paid. Was it a direction or a request ? A.—l prill not bo certain whether he made an applica tion to me in the first place for the money and I declined without further information, or whether in the drat instance be brought this note from tbe President, which was the first knowledge that £ had that ho was to have any such money ; I cannot he certain about that, but lam cor talu (bat tble note came, which, I think, contained a request to allow Ur. Davenport to have money for .that pur pose. Subsequently when Mr. Davenport came for money 1 was reluctant about lotting it go, and he saw the President and came back and said the President thought that ho might bavo more money fur that purpose, and so 1 allowed it to go in that nay. Q.—Thou the work was not just begun, if these fifty or one hundred books had accutau latfd. They probably had been need in years previous iu the elections? A.—l think they were ail made bv Mr. Davenport and his assis tants ; I think Mr. Davenport invented the system and have hoard it remarked that the invention itself exhibits genius in that way; 1 have hoard people speak of tbe work iu very enthusiastic terms, asserting tuat Mr. Davenport U a groat genius iu the way of inventing a system to pro vent fraud, and also exhibits groat energy and skill in perfecting the syetem. Q.—was that any part of bis duty as an officer of the Government ? A.— i don’t think it was. Q.— Anybody else could have done that except a Commissioner of Election ? A,—l don't think it te the dutv of a Supervisor of au election to prepare each a work showing a registration of tbe voters, but it is made by law the duty of the Supervisor, In case ha considers it necessary to prevent. frauds at ejections, to have made for him. by his subordinates, lists of the'registered voters in each election precinct in bis district, so that this, as 1 understand, was to bo regulated as a eubstituto for those IlHts that tbo law re quires the subordinates of the Supervisor to make, but I don't undertake to say that it was bis duty to make auy each hooks. Q.—Then this enterprise upon which Daven port entered was a thing that the law did n»t require him to do under the office that be hold, was it not? Is It laid down by law as one of bis duties ? A.—l do not understand that it was bis duty to do It. Q.—Did vou not approve of this enterprise of bis ? A.—l did not know anything about lu Q.—Uo told you, did bo not? A.—He did j bnt I was not willing to act upon bis represent ations; not nntil I bad learned from sources more satisfactory to me that be woa engaged upon such a work. I learned from tbo President, who 1 undotstand bad examined the work. Q.—Did you consult any other source than the President ? A.—l did not. Q.—Then yon noTor ordered any money to bo paid to Davenport until he first brought to you a written order from the President? A.—l did not, sir. Q.—Where la that written order from the President ? A.—l don’t know. sir. I will not say that it waa a written order, as 1 cannot recol lect the phraseology. It may have boon a simple request on tbo part of tbs President, brought to me by Ur. Davenport, m which he spoke of this work end, 1 think, requested mo. I do not think he ordered me; but requested or indicated to mo a wish on bis part that 1 would furnish Mr. Davenport some money with which to aid in the prosecution of that work, and it was In pursu ance of that that 1 allowed (be first money to be paid. Q.—You doubted the propriety, at that time, •f paying that money to Mr. Davenport, did you not? A.—l doubted upon auch information as I had. and I was reluctant, 1 say. to pay out tbo money In that way, as 1 thought I needed (be money for other purposes. Q,—ls that the only reason that you were re luctant to pay it out, that you might need it (or other purposes ? A.—These (wo reaaooa t 1 did not regard It as an illegal use of (be money. Q.-Thet expense is not an expense recogniz ed in the aot of 1871, la It ? The pey of the Su pervisor and his duties are all fixed by the act Of 1871? A.—Yoa, sir. Q.—Now, the making of books end tbo expen diture of 935,000 >n making books is not an ex penditure authorised to be made by the Super visor of Elections ? A.—Not at all t there ia no authority in the law (or making books, nor do I consider it one of bla official duties to make the books; but if the making of the books would be a mode of preventing fraud, and would bo more economical to the Qoveraioeni than the STStem provided (or in the law, then 1 should consider that 1 would have a rtgot to pay for that work out o( the 950,000, which were to be expended according to my discretion in suppressing and preventing fraud and crime. TESTIMONY or DATXNPOBT. Ditpateh to #ev York Dims. Washington, April 2L—After referring to the enormous frauds perpetrated in Now Y® 2 n 1808, the investigation by the Union If $ a Club, and the attempt to aecurs (be paeai i if preventive legislation in Congress, Daveupurt said t " 1 was engaged In procuring tbo passage of this law ae tbe attorney for tbe union League Club. 1 waa during 1869, 1870. and 1871 ob taining (this legislation, la 1870. after the passage of that act, I was appointed United States Commissioner upon tbe renueet of some thirty or forty leading gentlemen of all political parties, and also of other gentlemen outside of (be Slate of New York. Among those wore Mr. lilair, of Michigan; Mr. Lawrence, now a member of the nouee from Ohio; Moeen 11. Orlnnell, William E. Dodge, Logrando B. Canon. William Walter Pbelpe, and others. 1 began to follow out tbo Investigation that tbe Commissioner bad begun In 1609. At tbe November election of 18701 had copies of tbe regietry made, and supervisors were appointed under that act of Coogrosa. 1 found 'the law very imperfect. I found that, wbilo tbe people who committed these frauds wore very careful at'.hat election not to commit them, do far so members of Con* gress were concerned, for fear thoy would fall into tbo clutches of tbe authorities. there was no hesitation iu committing frauds wilb renpect to tbe other candidates, for iuetanoo, I bavn here no official canvass of tho City of Mew York In 1870. At tho November elec tion, in tbe Fifteenth Election District of tbo Bixlh Ward, tho vote 'for Governor waa 519, of which 301 wore Democrat ic. For members of Congress there wore 35 votes." Mr. Davenport hero called attention to several other districts showing a slimier stale of facta. “1 found iu many districts that tbo In spectors proceeded to canvass the votes for members of Congress, and then pot my men out of doors while canvassing tbo votes for other offices. I laid these facts before tho Union League Club and came hero to Washington the following year to secure ao amendment of tbo law. Ah the result of my efforts that winter tbo law of Febuary2t, 11371. was enacted. I thou . went to work, by taking the census and drawing it off in bouses in election districts, obtaining the names of about three hundred and thirty thousand male citizens m tho city; 1 thou as sorted them, writing them upon slips. They were in books assorted alphabetically. I wont ou with this work, obtaining copies of tbo Registers' books and poll-lists, and putting them Into shape that 1 could bring each block by it self. 1 found that at no election over held m the City of Now York could any mao make com parison between ono year and any preceding year. Thia was caused by tbo changing of elec tion districts, and I found that sometimes changes were made twice in one year. 1 came to tbe conclusion that If I could got tho poll lists and compare them by blocks, 1 did notc&ro how often they changed the district, as I would he ablo in any event to make the necessary changes fortbo sake of comparison in a few hours. I spent on thia work up to 1871, about tiU.OuO. I found myself becoming impoverished. I consulted as to whether there was hot som'o means or providing money to carry on this work. I consulted Mr. Bliss. Mr. Arthur. Co). Sharpe, Thomas Murphy, Le Grand B. Cannon, Jackson B. Schultz, and probably some others. I know it my plan was carried out tho fraudulent voting in New York could bo stopped." Mr. Davenport was hero naked by tho Chalr mau whether he carried on this labor for tho good of the public, and tho witness Ju replying stated ibat in addition to anv public spirit ho might have, tho work had come to be a sort of hobby which ho was determined should be com pleted. He nu afterward appointed Chief Supervisor under the Election law, and in re gard to this ho said: “I supposed that oat of tbo funds received as Chief Supervisor I should get money to compensate myself, i found this waa a mistake. What had already boon begun was very small In comparison with what 1 de sired to do. 1 think I myself found this clause in tbe Appropriation bill: ‘For tbo de tection and pro&ecation ot crimes against the United States.* In 18711 wont to Long Branch to boo the President; 1 went to see Hugh Hast ings and Mr. Uurpby ; 1 met besides tho Presi dent, Qov. Fieu. and perhaps Gen, Horace Por ter wsn there; 1 took down to tho Branch dome work lhad done and tbo plan of what was doing. 1 asked tho President to ueo the Attorney-Gen eral and speak to him about getting me some of ibis money. Tho President after talking about the subject told m« ho would oeo tho Attorney- General, and 1 subsequently received from tbo two Attornoys-Qonoral. Akerman and Williams, sums of money I think to tbe amount of $31,000. I went on under the act of Feb. 28. 1871, and in dexed my registry and entered up the index alphabetically. This waa an exceedingly crest labor, ap any ono who has undertaken the in dexing of so many thousand namoa can under stand.” Tho wltucso hero explained the m for mation contained in the blanks upon which this registry was drawn off. In answer to questions witness said U waa In tho Summer of 1871 ho saw the President at Long Branch; ho thought that was the only conversation ho over bad with the President on tbe subject of tho appropriation; ho might bavo spoken to the President on tho subject in Wash ington on one occasion, but does not remember it; it might havo been tb&t ho spoke to one of the private secretaries instead of tbo President; if he spoke of tho subject at all in Washington, it mast have boon In tbo Winter of 1872; he □ever had anv order of any kind from tbe Pres ident; tho President spent an hour and a half perhaps at tbn house of witness in Now York in examining tho books and lists that had been prepared; this woe iu 1873, or possibly 1874; witness thinks it was lu 1873 ; it was long after tbe election of 1872; ho invited tho President to call and see how the plans presented to him in 1871 at Long Branch had boon carried out. It nos omitted in tbo proper place, and may be stated bero, that Mr. Davenport was ques tioned ae to hie first acquaintance with President Grant, and tbe degree of intimacy which had existed between them. Mr. Davenport testified that he first mot Gon. Grant when the latter came East to take command of all the Armies of the United Btatos. Davonpoit woe at that time Aide-de-camp to Oeu. Butler, and was ia charge of tbe Bureau of Information, and it was ins duty to make complete rosters of Lee’s Army, and to know each dav tho position and strength of the Confederate forces operating in front of Butler’s command. Since Geo. Grant became President Davenport had mot him perhaps five or six times in Now York, aud had called on him at tbe White House in Washington. There bad never boon any correspondence between them, and ha had written but one letter to the Presi dent. which was a recommendation to an ap pointment of Surveyor ot the Port of Now York. THE "INVESTIGATIONS.” WUT DEMOCRATS ABB UIXOMINU DISGUSTED AT TUB METHODS I’DRSDED 111 TUB COMMITTEES. Totht Xditoref T/uVhuag* ITthone; Bpuinuficu), lU., Apnl 22.— 1 n your Washing ton dispatches of the 20th I read: “ There is in Increasing feeling of disgust among Demo* orate over the method pursued by several of their Investigating Committees." Haring just relumed from attendance before one of the aforesaid Committees, 1 am in a position to com* preheud fully your correspondent's meaning, aud to explain why e?en Democrata are becom ing disgusted. Upon my arrival in Washington, last Monday, I learned of the presence there of numerous private detectives of the class sometimes de nominated •• Jobbers n (always ready to put up a Job ou anybody for money); and. upoo inquiry, I learned that two notorious "jobbers’* from Cbicago were there vigorously at work in the in terest of the Cbicago Whisky Rlog, and, strange to say, In the employ and pay of the Committee on Expenditures for the Department of Justice. Rut it cannot be that these detectives are uoder tbo sole employ of the Committee, for their style of living warrants the belief that they mast receive other pay besides the pittance of IS a day allowed them by Ur. Caulfield's Com* mittee. From whence, then, comes this addi tional support ? Lot tbo nature of the work performed by these "Jobbers'* determine for whom it Is undertaken, end from whence re* numeration must come. Borne time during last winter, oos of these eame Chicago detectives visited Springfield, and suggested to • certain United States ex-official here that 120,000 would be paid for a ease of corruption or fraud against the Government that could be made to "stick" agaiost Solicitor Wilson. The other of these Chicago detectives was also in ibis city some Urns ago, aud he, too, visited this United States ex-official, —being Induced to do so, 1 presume, through the hope that the ill-will entertained by the ei-offlolal for Ur. Wilson would induce him to tell naughty things about him. if he knew them. After their visits to bpnugfield, both these detectives proceeded to Washington, sad, bsvtng rehearsed tbsir conversation with the ex official to the Committee on Expenditures for tho NUMBER 242. Department of Jostle®, succeeded ia having tbs' ox-official eubpeonaod before tb&t august tribu nal- And there this ex-ofllclal indignantly do* niod under oath ovorhavlbg stated wbst eltboi of the detectives bed sworn he told them. The oarposo to wbtoh tbeso Demoeretio Cora* rnittoos aro lending themselves is threefold: First, to promote (be welfare of the Democrats S* rty - by . caatiD & «Hme upon Republicans econd, to break (be force of the prossootions aßaiOEt (be Whisky Rings of the country (thia they must undertake la order to seoaro members of the Bingos witnesses for the former purpose), Thud, the blackmailing of prominent individ uals of both pat lion. It is this last feature of tbo Investigations at which the Democrats aro becoming disgusted* Bo long as the investigations wore confined elm* ply to the hailooes for wbtoh they were insti tuted,—i. 0., to besmirch prominent Republicans and rob them of their good name,—no complaint was board from the Democrats. On the contrary, some of tbo meet zealous partisans of tbo Do* mocraoy declared tbst tbo investigations should * go on until even Qon. Sherman was reached, and shown up by the Committee to have stolon large quantities of tbo cotton ho protended to bavo burned during the War. Even when it became evident that the Committees were being used In . tbo Interest of tho Whinky Bing. still no Demo crat was board to complain. For this was in directly helping the Democracy, by tarnishing tbo name of an eminent and trusted JlopabUcao. When it became evident that Secretary Bristow wss likely to prove tbo most available man among tbo Ilepublictnn for President, tbo Dem ocratic politicians upon tbo Committees—espe cially tne Committee on Expenditures for tho De partment of Justice—bout uli their efforts towards making a case against the Ilnu. Secreta ry of tho Treasury ; and to this end they bad subpomaed before them all person* known to have been dishonorably dismissed from the ear vico through tho iullnenco' of the Secretary, or that of his trusted Lieutenant, Solicitor Wilir.n. The Whisky King! AUI that was tho thing] There they could find tbo tools ready to the business. Tho power of th« Committees was exerted, oud subpeonos went forth to all parte of tbo couutry, suniuioulng to Washing ton tbo discharged official, the cashiered clerk, tho disappointed olllco-Bcokor, and ail persons known or believed to bo hostile to Secretary Bristow or Solicitor Wilson. Ao a consequence, tho hotels of Washington are infested with gangs of pnvelo detectives, blackmailer;!, and loading representatives of tbo various Whisky Kings throughout the country. Chicago fur nishes the two meet prominent representatives of the Winukv-Biuc element, and they aro par ticularly active in worlang*up cases against Bluford Wilson,—‘.ho latter being ' responsible for the defeat of one of those crooked repre sentatives in bis aspirations for the office of Chief of the Secret Service,—tbo Solicitor haring used his miluonce in behalf of Elmer Washburn, tbo present incumbent, and against tho s&td prominent representative. Tho manner in which the investigations (?) are conducted by tbe committees makes It an easy matter for those detectives to make a pritua facie case against any prominent Itopublican. The witnesses aro informed by the Chairman of tbo Committee that it is not necessary that they should know tho facts of their own knowledge, but that, if they have hoard of anv charges made against tne parly being Investigated, it is proper to giro them to the Committee, together with their opinion as to tbo truth of the charges. In this way, tho names of Boorotary Bris tow and Bolicitor Wilson havo boon heralded before tbe country besmirched with calumny; and invariably, wnou tiio gentlemen thus at tacked and accnnod upon hearsay-testimony have insisted upon end sheared the presence before tho Committee of tho parties who worn reported to have made tbo accusation's those fiarties hare denied ever having said anything iko what was reported of them and sworn to before tho Committee. Tho ease with which tbe character of a citizen can be bosmuttod before tho Committees baa induced tho defectives to form tings for tbo purpose of blackmailing prominent individuals ot both parties. Only last Tuccdav, a gentle man came to me. In Washington, and told me he had been approached by one of these detectives (from Chicago), who informed him that he bad nenily completed the working-up of a score of good cases upon prominent persons, oud that some of them would-be certain to “coma down with tho dust " to avoid a bod scotching before tbo Committee. And rigid hefo ia where tho Democratic ox is gored. Having counte nanced tho action of tho Committees in sum moning to tho Capital all manner of disreputable characters to vilify Bepuhhcaus, the Democrats now find, to their sorrow, these same detectives turning upon themselves, and putting up jobs upon leading Democratic politicians, to be com- Etomiaod for money. Many readily submit to lackmail rather than have suspicion cast upon their character by means of tbe Committees. Well may Democrats be disgusted with tho out come of their disreputable tricks to tarnish the fair name of honorable moo, though their op ponents in politics, Bordugs. TUB GREAT SCANDAL*. Plymouth Church Determines to Slave the Scumlut Ilurcau Grapple With the If;*!)' Soupyon# Svtciai Ditpalet. to ThtChienao JVi6«ne. litwYont, April 23.—T0-morrow is tbe last da; of tbo limo limited by tha Advisory Conooil of Plymouth CliurcU for constituting the Com mitteo ol dvo commonly known as tbe Scandal Bureau, to try auy ebargoa againab Bsecbor. The Advisory Council iuvitod auy obarcen for wuioh any person would mako blmnoll or bsreolf responsible, aud thou added a provision which permitted tbo examining Council of Plymouth to call a Commission, in case important information not previously given, and which might throw light on the scandal, should bo discovered. This clause has proved tbs germ of tbe Scandal Bit* watt. It has boon evident that no pontons would come forward and make themselves responsible for tbo charges against Boechor, and now the Examining Committee of Plymouth baa taken the Initiative, and a few days ago made applica tion to the Committee of Throe appointed by tne Advisory Conooil for tha calling of a Com mission. Tbe Committee have consequently is sued the following : Tha Committee of Three appointed by the llrooklyn Advisory Council to secure, from among twenty emi nent mum a ootnulision of five, hereby announce publicly that, in compliance with a request received ny them from tbe llz*mlulng Committee of flymoulh Church, they wiU now proceed to constitute the Com mission according to Ue plan and under the provis ion* named in the results of the Council TIUOXUV DWIOBT. J. w. Wlllmam, liiuoroao U. Woes. April ’.U, 1870. It is not yot known, and probably not decided, who are to be tne live bcamlal Commissioners. Plymouth Chuicn Use no voice in tho selection, i'be Examining Committee of Plymouth say that they acted on the statement of several persona that there was additional testimony which had not been heard. Among those persons they name Ueory 0. Bowen, Dr. Fairfield, and Moses Colt Tyler, each of whom will be called upon to tell all be knows. Dr. Fairfield is tbs former pastor of the Mansfield Congre gational Church wbo attacked Beeoher some weeks sgo. clsiming ihst be knew of his own knowledge that Beecher was guilty. Id conse quence of this sermon Dr. Fairfield was relieved of bis pastorate, aud Dr. Bell, who was a parti san of Beecher's la the Advisory Council, was called to bis pulpit. Moses Goit Tyler has as sorted that Tilton and Oliver Johnson told him the whole story. PORT HURON. S’pecfel VUpaUh t* Tht Chioago TVibtms. Post Bubom, Mich., April 22.—Dow*—Props Bt. Joseph, Wsnona, Dunkirk, Baailao. Ur—Props Bolls Cross end barges, Cofflnbsrry and bargee, Qennslne and barges. Anstvßn Up—Bobn Sweetheart, Sunrise, Rein deer, Mont Blanc, Montpelier. Wind—Northeast, fresh, sod rather foggy. The schooner Lucerne arrived up badly dam aged about the stern. Hbe got aground on the fists while in the Cormorant’s tow. The schooner Goshawk ran into bsr, breaking her boat, dam aging her item, and shifting her cabin slightly. Bhs u being repaired here. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. Nbw You. April 21—Arrivsd-Ths steamer Wsssr, from Bremen. Qownrowh, April S3.—The steamer Ger man, from New York, has.arrived. Nbw Yobs, April BS.—Axdved-Oka eksamtr Wisconsin, from Liverpool '