Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 5, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 5, 1876 Page 1
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VOLUME 29. OBITTEKRIAIi CELEBRATION. EXPOSITION BX7ILE>I3Sr<3-. TO-NIGHT, 1776. CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, UX3PEB TUB AUSPICE 8 07 THE FIRST REGIMENT I. S. G. QILMOBB’S B-AOSTD, BOPIBOBS, MAX). ETJCa-BlsrxE PAJPSKHEXM, MISS IBMM.A. O. THTDESB'x, ME.. J- X*E"V"y, ME. M. ABBTTOKLB. OB&WD DHBSB PABJIDB. ADIUBBIOW, BO OBNTB. Firlngof Oannopa from 0.-30 to 7:30, Poor, open mi 0:30. gerforoumca at B. OCEAN NAVIGATION. ONLY DIRECT LINE TO FRANCE. ino General Traniatlantlo Company'# Mail Steamer* between New York and Havre, calling al ri»inmiui iG. b.jiurthe la.idiuffui puunien. Tbeeplendld veaeolt en tbia iaiorile route for the Continent (beta* more aenlborly than any other), will aall from Pier No. 43, Kortb KlTor.ae toilowei _ . LAItItAUOU. Sansller.. Tooaday, £ OT n il AMBUIGUIt, P0ux0U....?. Tu e ' u »7> Aprils Tin'l.'lt'*...,., Tu'/oar. April. 4 'prick Of PASBAdIi IN 6oLD (inoloOln* wtnoj. rint eabio, Silo and SUM. according to accommodation t iVTnd Mbfn! SWj thlfd, <«. lletarn at rate*. StoeraxeSSO. wlmaupertor aeootamoaauona. In* eladlo* wme, bedding, and utenallawltboot extra eaarse. Stoamere marked time • donot carry eieeracepmepiren. JajUISDbRKDIAN. Agent, 66Broadway, N.T. . W. P. WIUTK, No. W Olark-et., «ur. lUndolptt, Agent for Chicago. STATE LINE. These flrst-clAsi foil-powered etewners will wOl from Tl#r No 43, Keith Ulior. tool ut Cwil-il ■, Now Yotkj BMTR OF VIRGINIA .Thursday, M»4 BPATB OF INDIANA.. Thursday, May 18 t>fATK UF PENNSYLVANIA.. Tbuiyday, June 1 And ovary alternate Thursday thereafter. lint cabin, * B. 170, and 180: return tickets, $l3O. Hooowd cabin, 948 s return tiokote, *BO. Steerage at lowest rata*. Apply to JOHN K. BAULK, No. 60UUrk-at., Chicago. STAR BALL LINE. UNITED STATES & BRAZIL MAIL STEAMSHIPS, Sailing monthly (com Watson's Wharf, Brooklyn, N.Y, For Para, Pernambuco, Bahia, and lUo Janerio, calling at fit, John#. Porto Blco. ~ JOHN BRAMALU, 3,MW ton* Monday, May 15 3. 1). WALKER, 2,700 Thursday, Juno 15 NELLIE MARTIN, 3.000 tons Saturday, July 15 Passenger accommodations first-class. For freight and passage, at reduced rates, apply (o J. S. TUCKER ii CO., Agents, M Ltno-aU, Maw York. NORTH HERMAN LLOYD. Tbo steamers of this Company will Rail every Sattuv Sty Imm Bremen Piet, foot o( Tblxd-nt., Hoboken. Ib.tea of passage—From Mew York to Southampton, London, Havre, and Bremen, first cabin, SIOO, second e»bln,seo, gold; steerage, currency. For freight or passage apply to OELUIOJIB /{CO,, . 3 Bowling Green, Now York. Great Western Steamship tine. From New York to Bristol (England) direct ARAOON. flymens Saturday, May 8 CORNWALL, Stamper Saturday. May2o Cabin Passate, S7O: Intermediate, 942; Steerage, 930. Raeunion tickets, 9130; Prepaid bteerago certiUcatoe, eaj. Apply to WftLF, Wili’iiS, €7 Olark-ot., Mtoaigan tlea’.ral Railroad. PROPOSALS. Myeitii Pnpals for Keeping Buoys. Omen or Lioot-Housk Inspectoh,/ JtLCVKNTn DISTJIIOT, > DBTltotT, Mich., April 10. 1878. t Beparato sealed proposals will bo received at this office estUl9 o’clock, noon, onTbursday, June 1, next, for ralilnc, replacing, and keeping In their proper noalUoni aUUio buoys now placed, or ruaalrod. In the following channels, and for marking tbo following named obstmo- of St. Clair Hate. S. Saginaw Hay and River. . „ ~ - , .. 5. Green Bay. Including the buoys In Bock liland passage. at Point Pcnlniala, Raoanaba, Hone Hope Etel. Fenaankeo Shoal; all buoys la Sturgeon Bay t the buoys marking tbo entrance to and la the Far River, Wu., and two buoys marking entrance to North Bay. Lake Michigan, Wls. Also, care of and keeping in posf* Boa the pilot marking Whale’s Back bhonl and Feabtlgo month of Grand River and la Lake Mukegoa. tho Reef off Oalomot. 111. 6. On Uio Reef off Uaolne, Wls.' 7. On tho Reef off Sheboygan, Wls, _ . _ 8. Hault 8(n. Marie, from Detour on Lake Huron. \b<m and bolow tbo Canal, to and Including the mid* liogrotmil luioy off Ilauud liland. Lake Superior, and E:b others Toe may.bo authorised, for one year from tho day of Julrnext to tbe succeeding ftrth day of Juuo, according to the regulation! of tbe Light House Beard, eoiiloaof which can be had by applying at this office. All bids mu*t bo carefully waled and Indorsed "Pm* Muds for Keeping Buoys,** and then placed In another rivelupo, and addressed for delivery in person, or cent, pmpald, through tho malllo the undersigned. Tho right to reject any or all bids, or to waive defect*. If it la deemed for Uio Internet of tbe Government to do so, is reserved. ... „ ily order ol the light Hense Board. NV. P. iIcOANN, Commander U. R, N., Inspector Klaventh Llght-Honsa DlstrfeJL CORSETS. Vettlio ÜBNUINK! Beware of Imitations! TDOMSOH'S PATENT OLOTE-riTTINO CORSETS. BACH EIGHT COUSKT "“flj? 1 " Stamped TOffl®'#? fiff{raoW FINIHIT. "THOMSON" voskw AND EACH with NraWfi i£*fir peiikct trade- Wsf EXT. MAIIK iwwVi Theysivoentlre A CROWN. vCflMl riUffK • a tlaf action. mUMRON'd Every tody who OloroHUlnu w/fH Ini n‘< [jfj|l iv* 7hM worn thorn are (lie stoat Wi/||i; 1 i (JR % V roeommoails Perfect,Dur- '*3 1111 UtA) \y thorn, end ttaolr uuio* anil ■m&0 r everywhere la- J£opnoiii|. XJIII £<Jp r creasing nopa -onl Cornets Nfl / tority Induces made* Nr many compoil ton to copy oar nines and mirks at nearly aa possible, ho sure (<» antthßß«aulao. A NOV KLTV—Thom inn's Patent Solid Fattening Canned Cunot Steola. They arts unbreakable, sod tholr (Mleoincn do not abrade the dress. Sot sale by tint-olaaa dealer* everywhere. TIKUIHON, LANGDON ds CO.. N. Y.. Hole Importer! and Patentee, for the U. S. STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETINGS. Ice CMcago, IM Islanl & Pacific G, R, Co., April 21. 1876. The Annual Meeting of (ba Stockholders of the Chi cago. Hock Island A Pacific It, H. Co. for tho election tt Directors, pursuant to tow, and the transaction of such other business as may como before them, will be held at the office of the Company in tha City of QUI- Wednesday, the Ith day of June next, at 11 "* ‘ JOHN I*. TRACY, President. F. H. TOW 6, Secretary. CHICAGO k MTHWESTEBN RAILWAY CO. April 3(1b,1875, ,TRE ANNUAL MKKTINO OF TUB btuaK holdsti and bondholder* of tola company, lor tbe suction of directors, pursuant to law, and far the transao tion of other baslaew, will bo hold at Ibo office of tbo J»™P»uy. In Chicafo, ou Thursday, tbo lit o( June next. boodholdon will autbeotleato their rtxbt to vote by tissentiaa tbolr voting bond* at tbo oittoo ol ins com pany, No. U W*ll-*t., Now York, for registration, on or b«wt* tbo let of blojr proximo. _ „„„„ __ . ALHKRT KEEP, President, M. iZ HVKICH. Jr.. HeomUrr. LEGAL. THEASHB'2 DBPATBMBNT. OmcE or OoatpmoLLKß or -iu»ounnx;<ov.l WasiUNUTOK, Feb. 3. IBTB. ( *M uavln* claimsaxaltul this lourth National Bwk ol Chicago, 111., are hereby notified to omoottbi J*o*. sod to Disks legs! proof Ibsreuf within (bres bootui, to Charles D. Hborman. Receiver, at tbe office o Uakln the City of Chlcsgo {) in. Jxy KNQX< VINEGAR. Two of the roost difficult things to obtain for the preparation of a Balad ore MG OLIVE OIL & CIDER VINEGAR. Theso are offered, guaranteed aa repre* tjbted. bv q. tat PM. IdO B. Madisop-st. dyeing and cleaning. GENTLEMEN'S Rslhlng cleaned, dyed, and repaired. lttAO auo. BcawAitz. |?g.Booth Clark, US Illinois, and 303 W. Madtson-sts. WATER ODRE, Kenosha water cube, 5£ k OBUA, Wl«. Recently enlarged and Improved. ««• ute slew, and good boating. Hammers to r"k*Uy cool, and ciimste delightful. Chronic Die >?**• Diseases of Nervous System. For circulars, etc* addicts N. A. PEnNOYEB, M. D., Phjai •s Wftt (2P[)t£itoo OPBNEJQ 09 THE TO RENT. Desirai Dices TO RENT no* TUB TRIBUNE BUILDING. INQUXHB 07 WILLIAM 0. DOW, Room 10, Tribune Building. "WANTED. WANTED. A Superintendent of Agencies FOB ILLINOIS AND IOWA, By one of tho moat prosperous Life Insur ance Corapanios, whfoh has eaoh year during Its ozistonoo declared a GOOD 3jXVTDBND TO ITS POLIOY-HOLDSHS, and now nos. aosse* aiarco surplus at 4 per cent. COM PENSATION LIBERAL. Best of refer ences required, with a good record in tho businoea. Address SECRETARY, oar© of Tribune 011100. N. B.—Applicants who answered above advertisement in Tribune of April 21 will ploaso write again, as tho replies did not roaoh the advertiser. FINANCIAL. MONEY at low rates on Mortgages, Bonds, Warehouse Re odnia and Bents, by LAZARUS SILVERMAN. Banter, Chamber of Commotes. 7 PER CENT. Laws loans at SEVEN; loan* over ss.oooatß. On hand to lend at 9, tl.OOu; *U«0; *3.500; 53,000. BCUDDF.It Ik MASON, REMOVALS. a. 13:. jozeaD-Aasr., UNDERTAKER, HAS REMOVED TO 114: Monroe-gt., near Clark. DENTISTRY. TEETH. Why pay *2O and *3O when you can get the beat fad Bet of tooth at DR. McCHCSNEY’B for $3. The finest and most fashionable resort In tbe city. Comer Clark and Randolpli-eta. __ _ “general notices. NOTICE. CITY TAX DiSCODHTS. THE SAYEST INVESTMENT YOB YOUB MONEY IS IN YOUB OWN TAX ES, especially wbenyou can got a HAND SOME DISCOUNT. Tho City of Chicago will, at any time boforo May 30, 1070, bor row from persons owing City xtaal Estate Taros for tne year 1875, tho amount of such taxes, allowing two (3) per cent discount, and will issue vouchers therefor which may ho used at once, or hold until the owner is pre pared to pay his other taxes. By order of the Mayor and Einanoe Com mittee. Apoly to 8. 8. HAYES. Comptroller, . Boom 3. City Hall. NOTICE. All persona baring claims against the tote firm of Oregler, Otorko A Go., are hereby requested to present the same for adjustment. Those indebted to tho Bald Arm will please call and pay same. UAKUY DUVALL, Anslanee, Ooulinonlal Dolt Works, corner of Market and uutod-Ab. FXHU CHANGES, COPAJBTNERSIDP. Ur* L. J. lloao has this day been admitted aa part ner in tho firm of Porkfna k Stem, who will continue tho California Wine Trade under the firm name of Perkins, Btora tt Co. Chicago, May 1,1876. REMOVAL. PERKINS, STERN & CO., .TECH PIONEER CALIFORNIA WINE HOUSE UAB REMOVED TO IXI East Kandolph-st. FIRM CHANGE. Wa t tho undersigned, have this dor trans ferred our interest and good will in the Broom Corn business to Thomas V, Bunton, who will continue the business at 121 and 133 East Kinale-av.. whore he will be pleased to see the patrons of tbo late Urm. and either party will sign in liquidation of all unsettled accounts of that branch of the business. THOMAS WIGHT, W. H. OOODNOW, Chicago, Mayl, 1670. T. B*. DDNTON. The undersigned will continue the General Commission business under the old Urm name of Wight, QoodnowttOo.,at Boom 10, No. U 3 LaSallo-st. A THOMAS WIGHT, W. H. OOODNOW. DISSOLUTION. Tbe copartnership heretofore existing between tbe undersigned under the firm name of Turney k How ard Is tala day dissolved by mutual consent. The builuce* will hereafter be carried on by tbe under signed. Oorosllua Howard, who will pay tbe liabilities ol tbe old firm and collect aU due tbe lato firm. ANDREW TURNEY, Chicago, UayS, 1870. OOItNEUDfI HOWARD. NOTICE. HENRY KLAQKB Is no longer partner with tbs tmdsrslgusd in any business whatever, _ MOHEH FRANK, ADOLPH PUEHBON, Chicago. May 1,1670. FRANK I*llll tfrtON. DISSOLUTION. tThs copartnership heretofore existing under tbe name of Johnson fk lirosnaa Is dlssulved by mutual consent. It. J, Johnson will continue the business, pay aU debts, and collect all bills. U. J. JOHNSON, T. J. DUOBKAN, May 1, 1870. OIL TANKS. IWILSON A EVENDEM, AJoil tanks and SHIPPING CANS, RngrtjH V «7 St A 8 West Lake Street. OSZOAGQ, pfgnbMSgßan MraaasrM«usAee<^ WASHINGTON. 1876. Tbe President Reads Dnsophlsll cated Democrats a Simple Lesson in lilstorji Showing How His Predecessors Left the Capital When So Inclined; Old Hickory Coming in for the longest Term of Absence. The Impeachment Court Hears Arguments on the Question of Jurisdiction. Specimen' Trash Called Erldcocc Served Dp to (ho Karat Com mittee. Caulfield’s Committee Still Wrestling with Little Davenport. Mr. Blaine's Eeply to the Bitter Note ~ from Mr. Riddle. Bright Proceeds to Cook Up Another Charge Against Bristow. NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, on WORDS TO TUAT EFFECT. Bneetot Dispatch to The Chicago 'Vnbune, Washinoton, D. 0., May 4.— President Grant, late In the afternoon, sent to tbo Hoaao a zoos flngo wblcli bad an Andrew Jackson ring. It was a reply to Blaokbara’a impudent resolution call ing upon tbo President to state whether, during hie administration, ho had spent considerable time away from Washington. Tho President. In diplomatic language, told the 'Douse that the Constitution permitted Congress to call open tbo Executive for information upon certain sub jects, and that this nos not one of them, Practically, ho told tbo Xlonso that tho resolution tVaa impudent, and deserved no reply. The President, in a vein of irony which was a severe rotleckioo upon tho methods of tho Democratic House, stated that if they wanted information for impeachment purposes, the President of tho United States could no more than a private cUleoo bo called to testify against himself. Tho message contained a number of historical precedents which showed that the President has really spent less time aw»y from Washington, in view of tbo railroads and tele graphs, than any other President. [To the Associated Press.} Wabhitqton, D. 0., iluf 4.—Tho President to day soot tbo following mosaago to tbo liouuo in reply to Iloprcaontativo Blackburn's resolution : Jb the Jlouse of HeirrtsenUUivu: I have given very attentive coasiderstlou to the resolution of the House of Representatives, passed ou the 3d of April, “ ro- 3 nesting the President of the United states to Inform 10 House whether any executive olUcee, acts, or duties, and If say what, have within a specified period been performed at a distance from the seal of Govern* moot established by law," etc. 1 have never hesitated, and shall not hesitate, to communicate to Congress, and to either branch thereof, all information which the Constitution makes it the duty of the President to give, t>r which my Judgment may suggest to mo, or a request either House may In dicate to me may bo useful in (he discharge of appro priate duties confided to them. I fail, however, to find in the Constitution of the United States tbo au thority given to tho House of Representatives (one branch of Congress in which is vested the legislative power of tbo Government) to requite of tbo Execu tive, an Independent brunch of tho Government, co irdinata with the Semite and Homo of Itcprwcnfo iros, an account of bis discharge of his appropriate md purely executive offices, acts, and duties, cither os o when, whore, or how performed. What tho Houso )f llopiesentaUvro may requite, AS A UIOIIT, . » in Ita demand upon tiie Executive for information, it Itnlled to what ta necessary for tho proper dfachargi of its powers of legislation or of Impeachment. Tho inquiry In tho resolution of tho House is to where tho executive sets, within the last eovon yearn, have been performed, and at what distance from any particular spot,or for howlongfa period it any one time, etc., docs not necessarily belong to the prov ince of legislation. It doce nut profess to be asked for that object. If (bis Information bo sought through an Inquiry of tho President as to his executive acta lu view or lu aid of tho power of Impeachment vested In tho Hoiißc. lt fa ashed lu derogation of an Inhurent natural right recognized In this country by 0 consti tutional guarantee which protects every citizen—the President ss well as the humblest lu tha land—from being made a witness against himself. During the time that I have hud the honor (0 occupy tho position of President, It hns been, and while I con tinue to occupy that position it will continue to be, my earnest endeavor to recognize and to resect the sev eral tniata and duties and powers of tho co-ordinate branches©! tho Government, not encroaching upon them. NOR ALLOWING ENCROACHMENT* upon the proper powers of the ollice which the people of tho Untied States have confided to me, but aiming to preserve lu tboir projer relations tho several uowers ami functions of each of the co-ordinate branches of the Government agreeably to tho ConstUntiou and in accordance with the solemn oath which 1 have token to preserve, protect, and defend that instrument. In maintenance of tho rights secured by tho Constitution to tho executive brunch of tho Government, I am 8. 0. DURKIN 8, CIIAB. aTEHN, L.J. ROBE. compelled (a decline any spedfic or detailed answer to tho requeet of the House for Information os to *• any executive offices, acta, or duties, and, if any. what have been performed at a distance from the seat of Government estobUahud.'by law, and for how long a period at any one time, and in what part of tha United States." If, however, the llouae of Representatives desires to know whether, during the period of up wards of seven years during which 1 have held the ofUco of President of tbs United BUtca, I hare been absent from tbo seat of Government, and whether during that period 1 have performed, or have neg lected to perform, tbo duties of my oilier, I freely in form tbo House that from tbo time of my entrance upon my ottlce I have been lu the habit, as were all of my predecessors, wilb the exception of one who liroi! only one month after emumlug ths duties of bis of fice, and one wboae continued pruuenco lu Washington vaa necessary from tbe existence at tbo time of a powerful rebellion, of absenting myself at limes from the seat of Government, and that during such absence# I did not neglect or forego the obliga tions or duties of my office, but continued to discharge all of tbs executive offices. acts, and duties which were required of me as iTculdeul of (be United States. [Applause from tbo iteunblicau side.] lam not aware that a failure occurred In anyone instance of my ex ercising tbe functions and powers of my office in every case requiring tbolr discharge, or of my BXHUOISIKO ALL TUB NBCBHSAUY BIECUTINB ACTS in whatever part of tbe United Slates 1 may at tbo time bare been. Fortunately, rapidity of travel and of mall communication, and the facility of alinoet In stantaneous correspondence with officers at tbe seat of Ooverumeut which the telegraph affords to the Presi dent lu whatever section of the Union he may bo. en able him lu tbeeu daya to maintain as constautaud almost as quick Intercourse with tbo Departments at Washington as may bo maintained while bo remains lu the Capital. The necessity of tbe performance of executive acts by tbo President of the United UUtoa exists and ta devolved upon him wherever be may be wltblu (ho United BUtue during his term of offioi by the Consti tution of the United Blafts. His civil powers sreno mors limited or capable of limitation us to tbe ploco where they shall be exercised than are those which bu might bo required to diacborgo in hta capacity of Commander lu Chief of tbe Army aud Navy, which latter power* it la evident be might be called upou to exurclae possibly even without tbe limit* of tbo United States. Had the effort* of tboea recently In rebellion against tbe Ooverumeut been eoocewful lu driving a Ute President of the United States fnnn Washington, it is manifest that be mutt liavo disc barged bis fuuo tlODS, both civil and military, elsewhere than In the place oomod by law aa tbe aeat of Government. No act of Cougrvea cau limit, suspend, or oonhne this cunsUtotlunol duty. lam not aware of tbe existence of toy act of Congress which assumes thus to Uuit or restrict tbe exercise of thu function* of tbe Execu tive. Were ibtro such acta, I should nevertheless UKCOONUIS TUB Stimuou AUTUOUITY OV TOE CDKdTITCTION, and should exercise the powers required thereby of FnoldcnW • Xbs aa to which reference la mode 1a Ute CHICAGO, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1876. NeohMoo of the Boom reUuo to (ho establishment of ft ee»t of Government, »nd the providing of entUble building*, and the removal thereto of too once* al» tached to (ha Government, eto. It was not under* stood tl |ti data, and hr Gen. Washington, to confine (be President m (he discharge of bis duties and pow art to actual presence at (be eest of Government. On the Both of March,l79l. shortly after the passage of the act referred to, Gen. Washington Issued an Executive Koclsaatlon, having reference to the subject of Is verr act. from Georgetown, a ptaee remote from Philadelphia. which then was the seat of Government,where the act referred to directed that " all ofllcera attached to the aeatof Oorernment should for the time remain.” That none of bis sncceeeors hare entertained the Idea that their executive offices could >« performed only at the test of Government is evidenced by hundreds noon hundreds of inch acta performed hr my predecessors In the unbroken line from Washington to Lincoln, a memorandum of gen* end nature and character of some of which acts Is aub* milted herewith, and no question has been raised ae to the validity of those acisor to the right end propriety of the Eseoutlve to ezereleo the powers of bis oihco la any port of the United States. (Signed) Washington, May 4,1873. FBECEDENTB. It will be perceived that the message Li dated Wash ington, without tbe usual prefix of ’• Executive Man ■loo." Accompanying (be message tea memorandum of absences of Presidents of (be United State* from tbe National Capital daring each of the several administra tions, and of public and executive acta performed during the time of ancb absences. Tbts memorandum conUina the following information, and much more of the same genera] character, only tbs moat impor tant oLlbe acta recited In the memorandum being selected for mention in this abetted: President WMhlnstdh <m frequently absent from tbe Capita). Ho appear* to bar* been thus absent at least 181 dan daring me term. Id March. 1191, tbe feat of Government being then at Phlladelpnla, he leaned* proclamation dated at Georgetown In reference to run* nlng a boundary for tbe District of Columbia. He ■lguod at Mount Vernon an ofllclal letter to tbe Emperor of Morocco, and from tbe same place issued tbe commission of Oliver Wolcott as Comptroller of the Treasury, end a proclamation respecting tbe whisky insurrection in Pennsylvania; also tbo proclamation of the treaty of 1105 with Spain, and the Executive order uf Aug. 4, 179.1, restive to dative on distilled spirits, etc. When at Germantown be signed sundry eommleslona, lie proposed to have Ur. xrujo oCldally presented to him at Mount Vernon ae Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni potentiary from Spain, and Mr. Vmjo went there for that purpose, but tbe ceremony of presentation was prevented by an accidenU-the omission ol tbe Min taler to bring hie credentials. IHEBIDEST JOUK ADAMS vu ansont from the Capital during bis term of four years on various oocmloqs 386 daye, lie discharged the official duUce and performed the moat solemn public acts aKJulocy, Mass., In the aame manner as when at tbs seat of Goverameut. • Several of them are recited, end It la also specified that on the 2ith of September, 1707, be forwarded to tho Secretary of Stale a commission for a Jnedco of the Supreme Court, signed in blank ot Quincy, with instruction* to fill in the name of John Marshall, if bo would accept, and If not, that of Bushtod Washington. pbesiubut JErritnsoN was absent from the scat of Government during his two terms of office,7lKJ days, or more than one-fourth of the whole official period. Ue signed and lamed from Montlcello, among other things, seventy-fire commis sions. PBMIDENT MAPIfION was absent 637 days, and President Monroe was absent 703 days, Independent of the year 1801 and two months of IBIS, for which period no data are foond. The latter transacted public business wherever be hap, pouod to be, and sometimes while traveling. PRESIDENT JOHN QOTNCT ADAMS was absent during his single term 233 days, and In his Memoirs, Vol. VIIL, p. 79. epeeks of hie practice of leaving with bis chief clerk blank papers signed by him. to be uaed, when necessary, for proclamations, remission of penalties, and commissions of Oouauls, lie speaks also of doing this same thing hi regard to patents and laud grants. rafifllDENT JACKSON was absent from the seat of Government 603 days. Among other Important acts performed by him when away from Washington was bis signing at Boston the famous order for the removal of deposits from tho tilate banks. Tho memorandum at this point refers to Frosident Jackson's refusal, In 183 J, to furnish the Bcnato a copy of a certain paper alleged tn have been read by him to the Cabinet, and mentions that in Jan uary, 1837, he refused to allow a Committee of the House of Iteprosoutatlvcs to make a geueral Investiga tion of tho Executive Departments without specific charges, on the ground, amongst others, that the use of official books mid records for such purposes inter fere with tho discharge of public business. OTUKH VnZSIDENTO were absent from Washli,gtoa and performed numer ous duties while absent: Vau Baron, 131 days; Ty ler, Jfi3 days; I*olk, 37 Jays; Taylor, .HI days; Fill more, W) Jays; Fierce, 57 days; Buchanan, 67 days. Ko mention is made of; the absence* of.presidents Lincoln or Johnson. ’ IMPEACHMENT. THE QUESTION 07 JUBISDIOTTON. Special ZVic Chieaoo TVtbune. Washington, D, 0., Hay 4.—Two long, dreary, and uninteresting arguments were made in tbe Senate to-day on tbe question of Jariedio tiou in the Belknap cose, by Blair, of tbe coun sel, and Lord, of tbe managers, respectively. They were merely legal arguments, and while tbe Senators were in a measure forced to listen to them, very few iu tbe galleries wore found to pay any attention to them. It is no disparage ment to tbe gentlemen named in tneir capacity as lawyers to say that they are not pleas ant speakers. They have neither tbe voice nor the manner for popular speak ers. and tboir arguments aro clothed in aulnrltiug attire, better fitted for the Supreme Court than for the Senate Chamber. They took up tbe whole of tho day, and probably three more will be occeasary t° close tbe argument on this branch of the coae. Both counsel and managers ora proceeding as if the qurMlon of Jurisdiction were already decided in the ftlUrnmtive; are collecting evidence, authorities, etc., yet all feel that the Senate will THROW TUB CASE OUT on the ground that a private citizen cannot be im peacbed.and that as Belknap reaigued and hod bis ros- Iguation accepted In proper form before tho artidosof jmpcachmout were presented, he waa a private citizen when tho impeachment proceedings were begun. Belknap himself says’ he hopes the Senate will decide (hat it has jurisdiction, fox he is confident ho can be acquitted. The Senate, before the impeachment proceedings began, discussed (he QUESTION OP ADJOURNMENT, soaa to be able to attend the opening exercises of tbe Centennial on the 10th. Home wanted to adjourn for a week, tome for only tbrve days, and some uu doubt did not want to adjourn at all. Both tho managers and counsel, in view of the possible adjournment next week, wonted tbe impeachment proceedings postponed so that their arguments, when begun, would ne continuous from day to day on the Jurtodictlon question, and not broken into. The Senate, however, ■refused to postpone, and tbe arguments wore begun and will bo couilnued to-morrow. ITSdiUNsrlalv) IN COURT. WiainwoTOjv, D. 0., May I.—dost before tbe open ing of tbe Impeachment Court this morning Mr. Mor rill (Maine) presented a concurrent resolution that Congress adjourn from Tuesday to Triday of next week to alteud tbe open tug of the Centennial Exhi bition at Philadelphia. Mr. Edmunds moved an amendment that tbe ad journment be from the Slh to the istb Instant. Mr. Conkling moved a further amendment that (he adjournment bo from the flth to 13th, After discus sion it waa laid over, and the impeachment trial was resumed. ' Hr. Carpenter, of counsel for tbs rcei>on*Jent, said that If the Court was to adjourn next week, oa was proposed, it would be In the middle of the argument, and he bad no doubt It would be more convenient to bolb side# to have the arguments postponed until the msncmbllug of the Senate, Manager Lord said that the manager* would prefer to have a conaecutivo hearing. If the argument was to be broken by an adjournment, the managers would prefer to have the arguments puatpoued until the 15th. After dlacuaaion, the Senate refuaed to postpone the hearing—yoaa 3;, naya IW • and Mr. Plair, for (ho respondent, opened the argument on tho question of junadlcUoa, quoting at length from the Ulouut case, lie denied the power of the Senate to try ou articles of impeachment against a private citUen. lie contended thataeveral United Slate# Judges had resigned and impeachment proceedings again*! them had atopjwu. When Mr. DUIr concluded hla argument, the bou ate tooa a recess for fifteen minutes. , Uiou roaaatiwbUug. Manager Lord replied to tho argument of Mr, Hiatt, He asserted that tha Senate had Junadlctlou In (bo cose, and In support of his noaitlou cited numerous legal authorities. When Mr. Lord lud concluded, the Senate, silting •IB a Court of Impeachment, adjourned until to-mor row. THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. INTANGIBLE BVIPKNCE. Sptttal Vuvatch to Tut cnit Mio Inbnnt. Wanhinoton, D, 0., May 4.—The House Com mittee on Expenditures iu the Treasury Depart ment has devoted two days to tho examioatiou •f tho well-known lobbyist, Benjamin 11. Obeovor, who, it will be remembered, had some connection with the negotiations which preceded the appointment of Jay Cooke, MoOollooh & Co. to bo tho fiscal agents of the Treasury De partment in London. Cheever was expected to make some very important disclosures la regard to the infiasoces which were brought to bear apon the Secretary of the Treasury to secure this appointment, hat upon his examination it was found that hie knowledge was entirely second hand, and that hla principal Informant was a sun now dead,—Judge Louis Dent, a toother- In-law of tbe President. Dow much confidence ibould bo placed la hi* ilory toy on® nay judge when It is toll It Is certain tbfct bis testimony WOULD WOT SB COMPETENT EVIDENCE in any court of Justice, and aor Judge befors whom he should undertake to give It would dls* miss him from tbo wilnese-staodi but they do tblogs differently In investigating oommittoes. Mr. Cbsoror ears that the prlriloge of harlag (be OorornmoDt deposUe was generally under* stood by leading banker# of the country to be in tbo market; and that be and bis partner were employed by the house of Henry Clewi h Co. to lecuro tbe account if possible. Ha came to Washington, authorized by tbe manigere of that bouse to use aucb earn# of money at might be necea* tary to recurs the account. He ATTEMPTED TO OFEBATE THROUGH JUDOS DEBT and bis wife, and made au arrangement, eo be says, for the payment of coruln percentage on the amount of the deposit*, provided he wz* success ful. Judge Dent told him that Mrs, Grant was desirous that Henry Clewsdt Co. should receive the appointment, her object being to have her brother provided for In a pecuniary way. According to Chee ver’a aiory, the matter waa brought up m a mooting of thb Cabinet by the President, who expreMed bin do* alro that Henry Clawa h Co, nbould ncelvn tbe ap* Klntment. When this remark waa made, decretory dwsou i* reported to have said that be waa not aware that tbe fiscal agent waa a matter of great Importance, and that tie bad already GIVEN THE ACCOUNT TO JAT COOKE, M’COIXOCU U. 0, Quant. end that be had ixvned printed circulars aononndog (his fact, and directing the Naval Paymasters on for eign stationa to forward tbelr drafts and settle their account* through that house. Tbeeo circulars he had already mailed. Cheever's knowledge of tbe influences which se cured the account (or Jay Cooke, McCulloch fe Co. la even more indirect than that of the Incidents already related. He beard tbo story from Judge Dent, but it doe* not appear that be ever knew Judge Denfa au thority for it. The report waa that Jay Cooke, McCul loch h Co. employed, to represent their interenta in the contest for the account, llrt. Aullck, at that time engaged to bo married to Uecrelary Itobesou, and who aunsoqneoUy became hla wife. Cheerer said that the compchutloD ealtl to bare been paid was one elgnth of 1 per cent on tbe amount of deposits. These second end third-hand reports of Cbeever do not eeem to have made a very strong impression oven upon tna Democratic members of (he Committee. THE FBWCIPAI. WITNESS, Judge Dent, baa been dead for eeveral years, and none •f the others who were named aa having taken part tn the alTalr would be likely to give any testimony which would assist the Committee In iradtig the etory to Ita true foundation. It is not at all Improbable, therefore, that the Committee may drop the whole subject, treating Cheever’s testi mony as one of those Idle rumors which are constant ly floating about Washington, and which have found their way into so many Investigating committee-rooms during the present session of Congress, hut which have really no other foundation than conjecture* CCTTiHO DOWS. It Is the purpose of the Secretary of the Navy in ease of the passage of the new Naval Appropriation bill now In Committee, to consolidate aa far as prac ticable all work in the yards at Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Norfolk, and Mare Island. The repair of wooden ves sels will be mostly done at the Brooklyn yard, and the repairs of Iron-dads will be dose at Philadelphia. No new vessels will be built whatever. It Is the intention to kuep fifteen flrst-Qius ships and five irou-clsda la perfect order all the time. Tor construction and repair the appropria tion will be $1,200,000; for yards and docks about $400,000; attain engineering, $1,030,000. A heavy re duction will bo made la tho funds from which extra men are paid at d-etloo time. At the yards named, last year the Clvp.Servlce cod $130,000, and this year It is placed at SBO,OOO. DAVENPORT. WHAT US TELLS DAllNCl’fl COMMUTES. Washington, D. O m ilay 4.—The Committed on Expenditures in the Department of Justice to-day continued tho examination of John I, Davonport, Tho witneaa said that be was per sonally acquainted with every person who signed the vouchers, and know all to be genuine. Be know every man on the pay-rolls who received pay for services actually rendered. Every paper produced was a bona fide vouchor, covering money actually expended. Those were ail the vouchors that bo was now able to furnish, and they vouched for all the money that be bad re ceived and expended, except some very small sums, of no considerable amount. In reply to Mr. Conger, the wltaoes said that tho result of this expenditure bod been to aup press and prevent fraudulent voting. The fraud ulent voting was decremed greater In the Democratic party than in (be Republican party. Tbe work was so completely done that It could now bo carried on at very little expense. Dy‘ Mr. Conger Has your expenditure of this money consummated the object which you supposed ll would, and which the President bad reason to hclioro it would, when be authorised the money to be paid am to you (or thU purpose t Answer—U has. air. Several questions of Itko import were aaked by Mr. Cougar, to which Caulfield strenuously objected. Mr. Conger insisted that It was Important to abow whether tbe President was Justified iu ordering the ex penditure of till* sum of money. After some time spent In discussion, Mr. Caulfield objected to the qiioxtlons being answered unless tbe Committee decided it by a vote, which allowed four in the affirmative and three in tho negative. Mr. Caulfield—Well, you will see where this thing will load to now. In auswer to a question by Mr. Chandler, tbe wit ness arid: Tho entire cost of bis work bad been (<W,OOo, the olllerence between that aum and f3(,0n0 coming from another fund, for which vouchers were in the Treasury Department: that he charged the Gov ernment for tho labor on the book* and for tbe books themselves: (hat the Government owned some of the hooka, but bo himself owned the others, which ho had copyrighted. Adjourned. • BLAINE TO RIDDLE. A PIF7KBENCB 07 OPINION. Svteial PttpaUh to Ttu Chteajo JVfbuns, Washington, I>. 0., May 4.—Mr. Blaine has written to Mr. iliddlo disclaiming all (doa of refloating upon Mr. Knowltoo, and Baying that ho should deeply regret any controversy over Ula grave, and lie foil euro Mr. Biddle would re gret it iu tho and still. Tho iottor is as follows : Washinoton, D. 0., May i,—Hon. A. 0. Uiddte— Dkau Nik ; I am totally surprised by tbe tone of your note touching Mr. Kiiowitou. I was usi>eciaUr careful to niake no reference to him that in my Judgment could olfotid tho must sensitive feeling. Vou cannot bat bo awarujbtt Mr. KuowlUm’s name baa been used lor nomo years past, and with vindictive force, end frequently this wlnter.to Injure me. Tbe testimony reported so coming from him, but which you know he hover gave, bos been carried and quoted in all direc tion*, and I had to choose between disproving It and tacitly admitting it with all its damaging Implications j but no oua nave youmlf can see lu my reference to Mr. Knowhon’a name too slightest disrespect to hit memory. On tbe contrary, it relieves him from (he authorship of au unfounded calumny. If, however, you Judge it to be wise, or prudent, or expedient (o seek a personal controversy with mo over Mr. Know)- ton's grave, 1 shall greatly regret it, and I think In the end you will regret it still inure. Nor cau I belli vo that on cool relU'otlon you will permit youmlf to do anything so uncalled for, and in all respecU so extra ordinary, Very respectfully, J. O. Bloimi. BRIGHT’S DISEASE. OB THE TENNESSEE MESIURU’S PECULIAR AIUIQfT. Sittetal Pionalehta TAs CAiroy# Jnftiins, Washington, D. 0., May 4.— Tho last witness es iu the Mary Merritt case were heard 10-ciivy, and their testimony agreed fully with the etoto mont of the Hocrelary in the matter. The wit nesses were tho owners and their attorney, for whom tho Hocrotary had done only a friendly act. Tho moment this oaso came to an end. Bright began a secret Investigation of some wit nesses bo hiul aunt for, with a view to roopon the exploded mule case. Tho loatlmonv taken related to the time long boforo tho Becrotury had any connection with the tuatWr. The Investiga tion was secret, and UtUo attention la paid to what bright appears U> bs vary busy about. [7l> (A« /V»«i. \ W&autwatQK. U. 0., May 4.—The Commute* on Kil*mdllurc* m the Treasury Uenartmeut tide morn lug cloisd the investigation of tho charges against tacrctxry Urlatow lu connection with tlioraluuj of tho bark Mary Merritt by tho examination of Poland & Trice, of counsel for the owners of (he vosst-1. They corroborated tbs witnesses testifying that Gou. Hditow’s couuuctiou with the cuts wo* a mere matter of friendship; that be never received eny fee or com pensation of suy kind, and that hU entire record throughout the affair was lu no manner Impexcha- THE NATIONAL DEBT. FUNDING PROPOSITIONS. Special DitpaUb la Tho Chuatjo Triburu, Washington, D. 0., May 4.— The Committee on Ways and Means resumed to-day the consid eration of tho Funding bill. No voto was taken during the session to-day, nor did the discussion progress sufficiently to Indicate what the action of the Committee will bo. Conversation with members of the Committee outside of the com miltoo-room loads to the belief that the bill in troduced by Fernando Wood will either be reported adversely bv tho Committee or laid upon the table. Wood's bill, it will bo remembered, provides (or lbs Usut of $300,000,000 . of coupon or reguutred bonds, red ram Ids after Utxty fMBi »o 4 drawing interest piysble quarterly in fold »l the rat® of 4)i per csnl persnnum. The bill also provides thst the bond* end interest shall be exempt from tb® payment of sU Uxee and duties of the United Buies u veil m from Uxatton in any form by or under BUto, municipal, or local authority, and that tbe bond* shall bare ex* pressed and aet forth on their faro these condition*. The bill reported in tbe Benito by Mr. Sherman limply ameoda the Itofunnlng law in aucb a way ae to increaee tbe amount of l>( per real bends now authorized from pJO.OOO.DOO to VWO.OfiO.OOO, and tbo time which they art to run from fifteen to thirty yeora. ffputef VUoaUk to TAe CUkaot TVtturu, Wabsinoton, D. 0.. May 4.—The debate in (ba Douse upon tbe post-office appropriation bill waa for the moat part devoted to 'subjects for* ctgD to the Post-Oftlce Department. Vance, of North Carolina, spoke upon the fraternity be* twooo tbo Norib and Booth, and thought that the South would feel bettor towards the North if Congress would pay all tioulheta claims. This eeeme to be one of tbo fundamental conditions of Southern fraternity aad reconciliation. It it a different form of •• the old flag and an appro priation." The South would be loyal to tbe Union and magnanimous to its conquerors if tbe Old claims were paid. All this was about TUE FAVMENT OF THE ANTX-DELLUM MAIL OON- k CO., Judge Kelley, Id a magnanimous tod touch ing speech, showed the South that they could not regard the North ae inimical to them if Northern representatives refused to allow the payment of all Boutoem claims. Waldron, of Michigan, spoke on tbe bill. Do showed that by its provision! there wooid be a deficiency in Poslmaetors' eateries of (COO,OOO, aad a greater deficiency in the appropriation for tbe transportaUon of the mails. Tbe Committee pro* duced its economy by practically between New York and Chicago, (or there la no pro* vlalon in tbe bill making an appropriation for tbe In creased rale of speed. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, opposed tbs MIL and main tained that the legislation proposed would, to a great extent, cripple the business Interests of the entire community, .bat especially those of the South, lie particularly opposed the provisions which proposed to compensate railroads by space. This fie thought would benefit the great trunk lines, while it would cripple the smaller roads. Cannon's speech was the most comprehensive et the day. The bill appropriates $5,750,000 leas than the estimates, and. if passed without an Increase, will no doubt eripplo tha sendee. The Post-Office De partment la the most economically-conducted depart ment in the Government, and, taking into considera tion the vholo service aa to amount and efficiency, now than at any time in the history of the country, in 1600, under Buchanan's Administration, the revenues for that year were S*,&UO.OOO, and the expenditures were over $10,000,000, leaving a deficit of over $1u,000,000, the Largeet deficit in say one year in the history of the Government. Under Lincoln's Administration the deficit decreased until tbo year 1800, when the Department paid a profit of over $600,000. As tho service was ro-eetabhshed in the South, the expenses increased. until the deficit for (be two yoars lo? 4 sod 1876 waa SUt,OOO,OOO, while the deficit for the two year* IBS'J and 1860 was over $14,000,000. This shows that tbo deficit In tho Fost*Oifioo Department arises from increased expense in EXTENDING THE SERVICE IN TUBSODTREUN STATES without corresponding Increase in the revenues. The Democrats were not united upon the blit. Iteagan, of Texas, Postmaster General of the Confederacy, main tained that tho bill would cripple the servlet every where except along tho railroad routes. Those who reported the bill maintained with the Postmaster-Gen eral that space pay la cheaper than pay by weight. NOTES AND NEWS. SILVER COINAGE. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. ■Washington, D. C„ May 4.—The Qouso adopted a resolution Instructing the Committee ou ff ays and Means to take immediate steps to inquire bow the threatened fractional currency famine could be averted. The resoaltion was intro duced by Mr. Blaine, who is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means. That Commit tee baa the right to report it at any time, which is not true of the Committee on Banking and Cur rency, which baa already agreed upon the pro posed resolution. In the coarse of the debate on tbo Blaine bill. Judge Kelley and Fernando Wood, both members of the Committee on Ways and Means, declared that they oonjJdercd ths attempt to Issue silver coin a gigantic humbug. Gustav Clemer, of Illinois, who resigned six months service, has been reappointed as Bpecbd Agent of ths Pension Olfico, and will bo stationed at Chicago. Then seems to be llitio doubt but whet Congress will uke a recces during the next week. The Ap propriation Committees are quite averse to Uzta, at a wees's rcccas la really a lose of more than a week's time, at busiueM does nut readily start at once. A recces covering the last half of June, or an agreement that no important business ehall be transacted seems, also certain, on account of the two Conventions, and unleei, by some extraordi nary forcing, dual adjournment can be reached be fore the Cincinnati Convention, old members now an* tlcipale a very late **«lod. Many Democrat* aay openly this U desired, so as to keep the invetligations in full bloat. items. Senator Morton has been quite feeble to-day from Us Attack of yesterday, but Is said to bo Improving, Nearly all of the Illinois Congressmen are making arrangements for Attending their Convention. Thu Judiciary Bub»CommitUw charged with the in vestigation of thu Union Picnic purchase of the Little Kook a Port Smith bonds vid commence their in vestigation at an early day. TUB EMMA MINE. Oen. Scbenek, before the Foreign Affaire Commit tee, to-day, characterised as an unmitigated falsehood, false iu lu length, breadth, and circumference, the sUtemunl mado by li. A. Johnson yesterday, that he (Mchcnck) wsa iu a London broker's odloe during the extreme excitement In the Emma Mine shares, la regard to the sutemenu made yesterday by Lyon, Mr. i'ark pronounced them made out of whole cloth, Thu instigation was declared dosed. CVBTKU Orders hare boon tuned from the War Department directing Ucu Custer to resume his command. The Indian expedition under (juu. Jerry has already paid out at tho Treasury and Hub-Treasury sines April IV. Washington, D. C., May A—Mr. Oookliag said he had been requested to present, sod most willingly did present, a number of petition* representing (ho cose of an American citizen now in an English prison, Ed ;o’Meagher Condon, undergoing a life-sentence, and had boon eight years imprisoned. Ells offense was political,—-at least in)its occasion and the circum stances oat of which it grow. His fato had awakened sympathy throughout tbo United States, and aroused a current of sentiment of which evidence in part was before him in the petitions which oome from twenty-two States and several Territories. They wore signed by lawyers, legislates, and prominent citizens. They asked for the intervention of Congress in behalf of this captive. Tho Executive bod been assiduous in endeavoring to obtain a mitigation uf the scalene*; the House had passed on# or two resolutions asking tho Executive to still further interpose, and those rasolnttoua were now bsfors the Committee on Foreign Uvlalloo*. Now cams all the*) petitions, representing such a volume of sentiment ami sympathy ss rarely came to cither Hums of Owu grout. Ho moved that the petition* be referred to the Committee on Foreign Petitions, amt baited that some good would come ot them. They were so referred. Mr. hherman presented the petition of manufactur ers and dealers Iu tobacco. remonatrrUng against anr chougo in the present mode of packing tobacco, lie* Ur. UoUllUn, from the Committee on Commerce, reported favorably on lbs bill to exempt all vessels engaged In tne navigation of the Mississippi Uiver and IU tributaries above New Orleans, from entrances and clearances, lluferrod. Tha House went Into Oammltlee of the Whole on tho I’ost-Olhce Appropriation bill. Mr. Bpfm«er in the ,-lialr. It was agreed that general debate should cluao at 4 o’clock. Ur. Vance (H. O.) addressed the Committee on the •übjectul fraternity, and i«luted out certain things wbk'h hs behoTed would greatly tend to create a bet* Ur feeling In the South. One of these was to stop tbs iititisan appeals that were Indulged la by Northern llepubUoaus; another wm to help build up tbs waste pUc«s of tue South; another to go as far as posalhls in the payment uf claims to Southern people fur aorrlcea nuiered the United Slates befors the War. Among these claims was that of maU-uonUacton for ssrrtces prior to ittf 1. Mr, Holman denied that some of the provisions of the bill were chiefly In the Interest of great railroad eompaulee. Uu showed that by Uztug, as this bill did. the rate for po-’tal cars at 0 nulls per mile |>vr foot of linear space on trains running up to US mile* per hour, and at 7 mills for traliis running at a greater ipeeo, thero would he a aaving ellceud of neatly iLWO.OOU as compared with tho present rates. The Onremlti** tom. and, on motion of Ur. Olbaoo. ItUUfMMd .WraCKlS* HW»«« UuWW « THE POSTAL SERVICE. WIUT WU-D TBET DO WITH IT. TRACTORS. HTOI'FXNO TUE FAST MAIL* TB AIRS 1H MORE ECONOMICALLY CONDUCTED APPOINTMENT. TUB BLECTIONEEUIHO MILL. THE RECORD. SENATE. UUUHB, NUMBER 353. the Oomr** 4 *-to lnveeU|»U the Tederal ofßeea oi X-oulelsni oj A ih( v. passed accepting an Invitation to air toad th( “ jlngoftbe Centennial Exposition, as 4 ‘ the adJoi t~* - or the Haase from Tuesday, tbo 9th toPrids; =: -lath. Mr. Bi Offered a resolution directing Use Oon> raitteea *j a and Ueana to oonaider at one# some measure i« relief of the oormtry from the threat ened aci _ nf fractional currency. After —j ;u*lng debate, Mr. Springer dealred to •ffcrai ute Instructing the Committee an Wave and Me (T* report a bill to-morrow morning repeal* log the x don for the redemption of fractional oumor J 5 liver coin. Mr. I 7 declined to admit the amendment, and moved !/ evlous ouealloa on hie resolution. The; .t ns question was seconded, and theresult*- tion ad . Mr. Wynn then aaked leave to report hie fafll allow ing the issue of tliver coin in exchange for greet* back*, remarking tbat Mr. Blount, who bad baton objected to it, now withdrew Ida objection. The message from the President declining to furnfsg the House with intofmalion m to hie variant absences from Washington wae read, and was received with cool disdain on the Democratic side, and with evldeal enjoyment on the Republican tide. Mr. Randall moved that it be referred to the Judicia ry Committee and printed. Bo ordered. Mr. MseDougall then offered a resolution instruct, tag the ftoloct committee for the investigation of Fed eral unices iu Jxmtsiana to make a fall and complete Investigation of the drcamstancon attending (be as sassination of H. If. Twltcboll and David Klug, on the Rod River, Louisiana, particularly as to wbotuer the cause was or was not of a political character. Mr. Randall—While that la a State matter, I bops tbat no one will object to the resolution. Mr. Beebe desired to bate an luvea'igailon abo Into the killing of two negroes and woondlLg of elgbt oth ers at (be late election at Indianapolis. Mr. Townsend IN. 1.) remarked, smidstSmnch up roar, that the Republicans carried the election and the Democrats killed the nigger*. Mr. UucDougall declined to yield for Ur. Beebe'S amendment. Mr. MarDougaU'i resolution was adopted, awd th# flout* adjourned. THE CENTENNIAI* Old Eodea Can Get 111* Cool, JSopesbt Ins’ Gin and Yavrcob Schneider Ella fleer flight on the Grounds—Tlxq tmndaf Question Grimwood and .Domaldson* Special DUpatch to The Chicago TWfrune. PfiiLADELpniA, May 4.—The much-discussed question of selling liquor on the Centennial grounds waa practically decided t-*day, The Centennial Coamiaß< :u hold a long and excited session In *'.« judges’ hall on the Exposition grotW?. The liquor question camo up In the form of a report from a special committee that was lengthy, nod contained a legal opinion to the effect that the Commission wore not authorized to allow the aalo of liquor within the Ilmitn of Ealrmount Park. The read ing of tho report elicited a general expression of opinion from tho members. Tho whole matter was finally, on motion, Indefinitely postponed. The effect of this disposal o* tho question is that tho restaurants and saloons on the Exposi tion grounds will be freo to sell liquors of all kinds without even the restriction of a license or a permit, since the liquor-men will go on sod sell, and If any objections are made, they will appeal to the courts. Before a decision can be reached there, tho season will have passed. Quo of the greatest stumbling-blocks in the way of tho success ov' the Exposition bos been hitherto the Puritanical spirit of some of the Commissioners and Philadelphia citizens. They fail to appreciate that this is a world’s fair,— not a Now England or Quakers’ exhibition,—and that the ideas and convenience of all classes and races should bo consulted. A great deal of valuable time has been wasted by tbo Commission in utolcss debate on the liquor and Sunday questions. Tbo latter will ultimately end like tho liquor ques tion,—id a reluctant yielding to the majority of public sentiment. Ur. Matthews, one of the Illinois Commissioners, informed your correspondent to-dav that the Sunday question would undoubtedly bo reconsidered by tho Com mission, and the Exposition grouifls thrown open to visitors on Sunday. The science of ballooning will probably be set forth during tho Exposition, and Prof. Samuel W. King, the well-known aeronaut, has made a proposal to tbo Contonuioi Commission to place six balloons on tho ground daily lo fair weather, together with all necessary parapher nalia. He offers to make half-hour ascensions for the purpose of practically instructing tbs people in aerial travel, ami will at least twice a week make detached ascensions'. •Special Ditvaten to The Chtenao SVifiuns. Madison, Wis., May 4.—“ Old Abe," the fa mous Wisconsin war eagle who accompanied the Eighth Itegimont during the War lor tho Union, starts to-night for tho centennial Exposition in charge of Johnny Hill, hie bearer daring tbs War. and who was shot through tho body am* left for dead ou the field at Corinth- AH SIN, The Great Garden of ttio Cnllfornlnnw on Seen Ybrough Tliolr Own (log* fflom Ban Fiunctoco, May i.— Before the Benito Chinese Commißslon at Sacramento ycstoulay, Lem Schann, a Christianized Chinese preacher, testitlod that it is practically impossible* to con vert grown Chinamen to Christianity, though sometimes successful In the case of hoys; that (he condition of the women here is hor rible,— bought and sold like cattle, abused by tbelr masters, tortured, and often hilled for attempting to escape; that the presence of the Chinese in this country is disastrous to both whites and Chinese; that tbo Chinese hereof the better class desire immigration to bo stoo ped, and the whole thing can bo done in a friendly way; that the Chinese Government desired to keep its subjects at homo, and, if immigra tlon.,whlcb is mostly from tbo Province of Can ton. worn stopped, it would have no effect on commercial relations with China; that the Chi nese Government would willingly assist to effect It, but is afraid it could not do it, as there ore eighteen provinces, and a revolution in al most every province ; that Christianity is not advanced by this immigration ; that, If stopped, wo might do something with those bore. The witness corroborated other evidence concerning the manner In which the Chinese secret tribun als put a price on the lives of those offending tboir laws, and carried out such sentences. As to the contract system, no said, when the men have no money to get to Californio, they borrow, and make a contract to M ork until tber have re funded the money. When Chinamen desire toga back to China,the Pacillo Mail Btoamsbip Compa ny will not soil them tickets unless they have a check or ticket from the six companies, or from missionaries. This is done to protect creditors. The Chinamen living in this country do not think tbo six companies eon stop immigration or tbs importation of lewd women and improper characters, nor hsvo they power to send them back to China. Matthew Karcher, Chlof-of-Polioo, testified at length as to the ruinous effect of the presence of tno Chinese upon the rising generation, lead ing bora to disease and death, and driving boys and girls tocrime by competition in|housebold and manufacturing employments, lio characterized the Chinese population, almost without excep tion, qs criminals, thieves, liars, and perjurers. COLLEGE DISCIPLINE. Special Dityaiek (a The Chicago Triounc. Uuwtorous, Ulun„ May 4.—'The matter ot (bo recent circulation of a bogus aod slightly obsceoe programme daring the lato graduation exorcises at tho Slate University has boon in vestigated by the Eicalty, and, as a consequence. Sophomore Harden Tbayor has been expolled, Sophomore T. I*. A. Howe suspended lor one year, Senior E. E. Hendrickson suspended for six mouths, Sophomore W. 11. McMullen sus pended to the end of tho term. Sophomore How ell W. Young suspended tho balance of tbo lorra, and Seniors W. iL Leonard and John A. Soon reprimanded. TOTAL ABSTINENCE. ffateiU ihspolcA io 7m Chicago 'tribune. Xmaaarous, Ind., May 4.—ln the Btata Temperance Convention to-day. a memorial to iba Legislature wait adopted recommending an amendment to tba Constitution of the State of Indiana mating (bo manufacture and aalo of in toxicating beverages unlawful within the State, aod that a Stato asylum be established for In ebriates, where such shall bo treated as diseased persons, sod where such may placa themselves voluntarily, or where persons who persist ia habits of intoxication, may be glued M Uw la» •l4Qco of eoUUtm tad fidaeda.

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