Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, 6 Mayıs 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated 6 Mayıs 1876 Page 1
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VOLUME 29. OEWTEHWIAX. CELEBRATION. B2CFOSXXXO3ST BXJXLDIISra-. MIGHT AND MATINBB, 1776. CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE FIRST REGIMENT I. S. G. GILMORE’S BAND.SO-PIIIOBS, MAX). BXTQOEnSTXIB PAPPBNHBIM, MISS EMMA O- THXTBSB*sr f ME- I MR. M. ARBXTOKLE. tfRAND DRESS PARADE.- ADMISSION, 00 GENTS. Firing of Cannons, for the MitUnoo, at 1 o’clock. Forfdnnanoe begins at 9. Evening—Poors open at 0:30 1 Oonoert oommenoos at 8. Secure tioketa in advance. FINANCIAL. piDELITy SAVINGS BANK SAFE DEPOSITORY, Nos. 143* 140 nnd 147 Randolnh-st, Tttb VAULTS of this institution ere the accepted models ot Safe Depositories throughout tho United States. They are built of solid masonry, and are lined with ■tool plates several Inches thick. They con stitute an absolutely IMPBEGNADLE FORTRESS .gainst tho assaults of any and alldturglars living. Their utter defiance of fire Is proved b> tho fact that they withstood tho_ GREAT CONFLAGRATION OP 1871. They afford o place of supremo security for tho storage of Money, Coin. Jewelry, Silver* Plato, Reeds, Bonds, Wills, and valuables Of all kinds. Booent additions and improvements have made the FIDELITY tho most complete and extensive, as it has always boon tho most seauro. Safe Dopooltory in tho world. Single Boxes and Drawers for Bent from $5 to $75 a year. THE SAVINGS DEPARTMENT of this Institution pays interest at tho rate or 6 per cent per annum on Savings Deposits and Trust Funds. This Interest Is added to tho principal oa the first day of oaoh Janua ry and July. JOHN 0. HAINES, President: JARED OAOE. Tire President; OUARLEH J. HAINES, Cashier; GEORGE M. CAGE, Assistant Csabler. TUB M.,F.&M. SAYINGS BANK, No. 75 South. Olark-st., Chicago. 0 COMMENCED BUSINESS 1802. PERFECT SECURITY and LIBERAL. INTEREST. THE INVESTMENT CERTIFICATES of this Bank ■re secured on Improved Real Estate, tho securities being in special trust. Tee Certificates bear Interest parable in quarterly Installments, at tbo rats of 7 3*lo per cent per annum. They are more secure tban n di rect mortgage loan, and much more available. They may be obtained personally or through tbs malls, in suras of (100 and mnltiplen (hereof, at tbla Bank. Interest paid as usual no savlngs-book accounts. SYDNEY MYERS, Manager. MONEY ■I low rites on Mortgages, Bonds, Warehouse Be* Mints and Bents, by LAZARUS SILVERMAN. Banter, Chamber of Commerce. 7 PER CENT. Large loans at SEVEN; loans over (9.000 at 8. On band to lend at 0, (1,000; *0.200; (3,600: 0.000. BOUBDER k MASON. . 107-100 Dcarborn-Bt. HOTEL, HYDE PARK HOUSE. Now Open for Hammer Hoarders, with All the niouera Comfort* ami Luxuries. This Urge, modern-built hotel, situated in to element park upon the lake shore at Hyde Park, is only 26 min utes' ride by steam car# from the centre of the city, and Is reached by the Boulevard end driveways la 46 minutes. The new wing, which will be ready for oc cupancy June 1, commands one of the finest views anywhere about Chicago, and the whole hotel is un surpassed for coolness and convenience. Tbs sur rounding park affords a charming resort, and the Uka and basin give ample opportunities for bslblng, row ing, snd sailing. The hotel is provided with a first class elevator; goa and water are iu every part. The dining-room Is unexcelled in this country, snd the table is oil that could be asked by the most fastidious. In addition to the fine accommodations for families, the proprietors hsvo arranged a portion of the hotel for the especial convenience of single gentlemen— fuices moderate. There is ample sUbilng room for the torses of permanent or transient guests, snd parlies from the city will find no place more attractive as a terminus of a delightful drive. FEAROE k BENJAMIN, Proprietors. NEW PUBLICATIONS. THE PORTFOLIO. AN ARTISTIC PERIODICAL. Edited by P. O. HAUERTON. **Not only u it the first periodical In tho English language devoted to Art, tot it loads all others oy a very groat dlstanco."—Tho Nation. Subscription Fries, (12 per annum. B erred by cu rler, (1.00 per month. W. T. KEENER, »a Dearborn-st., Agent for Chicago. ZOLINE. A QUESTIOI For Housekeepers. Not what kind of Starch yon use, but *• Do you uso £OLINE?" Gel a bottle. and after learning Its many virtues you will not do without it. For sals by grocers and druggists. SPORTSMEN’S GOODS. GUNS, FISHING TACKLE, ETC. At E. E. EATON’S, 63 State-st. ESTABLISHED 1663. VINEGAR, PRUS SING’S WYINEGAR Celebrated for tU Parity. Strength and Flavor. 'Warranted to Keep I'lckle*. W* Guarantee It to be entirely free from Sulphuric Artd or other deletcrl* outluhitaace, with which Jfoit Vintgar l*adulterated. For aate by all Grocer*. Largcat Vinegar Work* la tbs World. AHufr.UU. R. L. FitUflSlNQ A CO., Chicago. COLLECTION AGENCY 3DIGK We proieente War, Mercantile, and Marine Claims Of any btale or amount anywhere In the Uolled State* Sod Canada, by litigation or otherwise, without alter hey*’ fee* lu *ult*, or chtrg* unless collected. Estab lished 1613. Bend for circular. FRASIER'S Oolleo* tlon Agency. State and Monroe-at*., Chicago. SUMMER RESORTS. WEST END HOTEL, long bbanoh. Thla Hotel, with Urge addition* and improrenianta, confuting of SEVENTY SINGLE BOOMS for gentle* man, an additional dining-room, a HOT AND GOLD BRA-WATER Bathing Establishment, etc., WILL OPEN EARLY IN JUNE. Application* for rooms can be made at the office of Lit “ IB - (Sftifttgflr Pail® ©fibtrne. OLOBIHO OF TUB CARPETS, tu. 121|& 123 State-st. CARPETS. Wo shall open this day a lino of BODY BRUSSELS CARPETS At $1.50, Tbo cheapest lot of goods ever of fered in this city. Tapestry Brussels From ONE DOLLAR and upwards. OUR STOCK OF INGEAIN CARPETS Is vory largo, and particularly at tractive, embracing a variety of the choicest and newest designs, fresh from tho looms. AIL GOODS WARE ANTED AB EEFEEBEHTED. ORGANS. liSOI & HAH CABINET ORGANS. The testimony of eminent maildsns to the une qualed excellence of those Organs Is emphatic end uniform. FROM MR. P. S. GILMORE, Projector of and Conductor at the Grand National Peace Jubilee, held at Boston, Jane, 1873. Gentlemen— Having had one of your celebrated Cabinet Cretans In my house the past year. I know not how to express my admiration of its qualities as a -musical Instrument. Its evenness and purity of tone, Its power—and. in fact, all Its combinations, musical and mechanical—are wonderfully beautiful. I should feel myself deprived of a very great pleasure, had 1 not tho moans topoesees and enjoy the companionship of your Instrument, and I hone the day may soon came when the rich and religious harmonies of a Mason H Hamlin Cabinet Organ will be hoard in every bouse In tho land. P. 8. GILMORE. FROM THEODORE THOMAS, Conductor of Theodore Thomas' Colobrated Orchestra, Tba Muon A Hamlin Cabinet Organs are In my Judgment the best Instruments of the class mads eith er lu this country or In Europe. They excel especially in richer, better qualities of tone. The recent im provements, such as Resonant cues, Vox Humana, etc., are of great value. A wide acquaintance with muclclans enables me to say that they generally re gard the Mason k Hamlin unequaled by any others,;! I THEODORE THOMAS. Many new styles of Organs Just Introduced, varying from jlnln to highly ornate; embracing a higher de gree or excellence than ha* been before attained in in struments of the clou. The Mason k Hamlin Cabinet Organs are now sold for monthly or quarterly payments, or sru rented un til rent pays for them. Illustrated Catalogue and Testimonial Circular documents of great Interest to all who contemplate purchasing—scut free on application. MASON k HAMLIN GROAN CO., Boston, New York, 60 and HJ Adanis-at., Chicago. PIANOS, We Beg to Cell tie Attention of Pnrciasers to our present ssteDilvoaisortmont of Pianos, which La addition to oar aiual atook of the over male Clou STEINWAY Includes a largo variety a( fnitrnmenU from to* factories of those old and favorably known makers, KRNKHT (JAIILUIt. IMHiMfAJSItePSSi „J. *1; O. I'lKCllim. * Oar exceptionally favorable arrangements with the manufacturers whose Instruments we represent enables us to offer Pianos during (be present season at figures so low o» to be absolutely without precedent In this market. (JT*Vr • ieU upon terms to suit the purchaser. I.VON A HKALY. General N. W. Agents for Stelnwoys’ Pianos, ' HUtoand Monroe-ate. GENERAL NOTICES. HOTIOB. CITY TAX DISCOUNTS. THE SAFEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR MONEY IS IN YOUR OWN TAX ES, especially when you can got a HAND SOME DISCOUNT. The City of Chicago will, at any time before Mai 20, 1870, bor row from persona owing City Real Estate Taxes for tho year X 876, the amount of suoh taxes, allowing two (2) per cent discount, and wilt Issue vouchers therefor which may be used at once, or held until the owner is pre pared to pay his other (axes. By order of the Mayor and Finance Corn* mltteo. Apolyto 8. 8. HAYES. Comptroller, Room 3, Pity Hall. AIATB BUSINESS CHANGE. The proprietor* of the Geo. T. DUke Mfg. Company of New York end Boston, builder* of BUke*n Ft tent Steam Pump*, have lately arranged with the old-«*Ub liebed Arm of 0. I* BICE k COMPANY, 219 and 317 Lake-st., to represent them lu the Chicago market la the form of a Sole Agcncr. The reputation that the Blake Company hive gained in thla market, and the popularity of Ita well-organized Agency, mutt Inaur* for the Company a liberal trade. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE SAN JUAN MINES, Containing full and reliable Information In detail, aenk free oo application to the lion* SIDNEY CLARE, Topeka. Kan. DYEING AND GLEANING. GENTLEMEN’S Clothing cleaned, dyed, and repaired. AUG. SCHWARZ. ISO South Clark. IBS Illinois, and 369 W. MadUon-et*. REMOVAL, REMOVAL. SNYDER At LEE, Beat Estate Agent*, have removed (o Room* 8 end 4, Kendall Building, Southwest corner Dearborn and Washington-*!*. FOR SALE. DESKS, mh n mi on «a*. b ioo nibt'ite uai me WASHINGTON. 1876. The Democrats Very Reticent on the Subject of the President’s Mes sage. Another Day of Dry iruamenUllon in the Impeachment Court. The Managers Believed to Be Une qual to the Task As signed Them. Hufoß HaUh Argsu in Favor of a Long- Time Four-Per-Cent Bond. Davenport Intorms Barney’s Committee that He Will Do It Again. Bluford Wilson Again Convinc es tbo Investigators of Tliolr Folly. Goiter Hot a Brilliant Snoooss nj a Wit ness—WMhington Social Gossip, THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE, BOW IT Aon OB DEMOCRATIC BILE. ffptoiat Dimnteh to The Chtcaoo Tribun*. Wabielnoton, D. 0., May o.—Oarefal examina tion of the message shows that tba President bis been, daring his whole Administration, very careful on one point. Qo bis never tr&voledout of the boundaries of the United States. Daring bis visits to Niagara Falls ho evon refused to cross to (be Clifton House. When visiting a friend at the Thousand Islands bo would not cross to the Canada sboro. When, In 1871, ho was present at the opening of the European & North American Railroad, ha stopped at Vanco borough, near tho Canada line. Ho ro fosed to cross even tbo little River Bt. Croix which forms tho boundary there. Bo far as Is known or remembered, there is out one instance ■ of a President of tbo United States going into a foreign country. JCr, Van Buron.wentto Kings ton, in Canada, In 1889, and be was much criti cized for his journey at the time. The Democrats have not been very communi cative to-day over tta message. The (rankest of them, however. a/imit that it is a merited re buke, and that the memorandum of tbo absences' of Democratic Preaf.dents from tho Capital will help to make tho massage on uncomfortable campaign document. IMPEACHMENT. EOW TUB CASE LOOKS. Spesfol Dmmteh to The Chicago TYibune. Washington, D. 0., May 6.—-Tbs farther the Impeachment trial progresses, tbo moro evident becomes tbo (act that tbo managers on the part of the House are no match for tbo brilliant and able counsel of tho impeached Sec retary. This is now the univeraal verdict bero,al thoagh it may be r hasty one, forsovoral of the managers have not yet been beard. Tho victo ry to-day was ail on tbo eido of the counsel. Carpenter spoke for nearly tbreo hours, laying first a strong foundation for bis argument, and then building upon it a struc ture at oneo massive and symmetrical and pic turesque. Nothing whatever was said as to tho merits of the cage, the disousalou being confined entirely the question of the Senate's Jurisdic tion. Carpenter Jars down tbo broad principle that Belknap is, and was at the time of the im peachment, a private citizen, and thou he went on to show that there was no authority to im peach a private citizen, Ho said it was tho oflice that was impeached, not tho person. It is generally admitted that tho managers have the weaker side, and that the Senate will at onco decide that It baa uo Jurisdiction. Tho arguments will probably close on Monday. (7e the JuoeiaUd Tree*,} THE AIUIUMENTS. Waskxnotom, D. 0., May £L—The Sonata this morning, after agreeing upon a recess for three days next week, resumed consideration of tho articles of impeachment, and Mr. Carpenter for the respondent began bis ar gument on the question of jurisdiction. After reviewing the pleadings m the o&so, he said ho would endeavor to show how, first, that articles of impeachment could not be entertained against any private citizen in any case|*whatevor; and, second, that whenever articles of impeachment were oxuibtod, they must sot forth every foot essential to constitute a crime iznpeachahie. Ho stated that ho would coniine hlmaolf In his argument to legal questions, and would b«> as brief as possible, and *• as dry as a stick.” Mr. Carpenter road from the dob&tos of the- Constitutional Convention, and argued that the men who framed tho Constitution never bad the slightest Idea that auybody but a public olflcor could bo impeached. Tho debates all showed that impeachment was intended as a chock upon those in poftor. At 3 o’clock the Senate took a recess. After the recess Mr. Carpenter resumed and finished bis argument. lie was followed by Mr. Knott in behalf of the managers, who argued (bat the real question before the court was whether they exorcised tho functions devolved upon them as the highest oonrt known to our Government by virtue of a constitutional power, or merely at the will and pleasure of the ac cused. There was not a solitary syllable in any of (be provisions of tho Constitution which limited the power of the Moose, of ftepro sontauves to prefer, or of tbo Senate to try. articles of impeachment to tne time during which the parly accused shall remain in oißce, or to any other time whatever. Tne very moment an impeachable offense was committed the guilty party booamo liable to im prisonment, and thoro was not a word in any of tbo provlsiontof tho Constitution relieving him from that liability upon termination of his ofiioo, whether by resignation or otherwise. At ibis point Mr. Knott said that he disliked extremely asking a favor at tho bands of the Senate, but bo was suffering such physical pain that he must ask for adjournment. The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeach ment, adjourned an ill to-morrow. REFUNDING. TXBWB 0/ RUFCB UATCU, TUB nKANOBn. Special lAsvaUh U> 'J'h* VMraao Trvounr. Washington, D, 0„ May o.—The Committee on Ways and Means has received a very interest* log statement by Hatch, of Flak & Hatch, who, at the suggestion of Fernando Wood, was In vited to give Bis views In regard to the provis ions of the Sherman bill. He (Hatch) said that It seemed to him that (be proposition to au thorise tbs Issue of $500,000,000 in thirty-year bonds at per cent for the purpose of fund ing amounted In effect to an underbidding by the Qovernm6ni of its onn credit. His reason for this opinion was that the credit of the Government, when combined with anything liko a respectable degree of pormauenoy, is al ready on a basis of 1 per cant. Toe three great qualifications, ho said, of a loan for the olasa of capital that inveals to Government bonds are FCBYBOr SAFETY, NEOOTIARIUTY, AND DURA- BIUTT. Id regard to the first two elements, the bonds of the United States have no equal in tba world. Of the Uat qualification almost the entire Gov ernment debt of tho United States is wholly devoid. Mono of our bonds ex cept the currency sizes Issued in aid of the Pacific Railroads have any fixed time to run beyond five years. Notwithstanding this and (he consequent uncertainty which attaches to the tine for which they may run, Dearly ail CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1876-TWELVE PAGES. our Government Issues if« selling on a basis af * par cent on luvestmeflt. Be argues that during the War, whan the Qor aromaot borrowed at high rate*, the Issue of optional loans which tba Government ooold con trol at pteaaara wae a wlae policy, but now the Government ia in position to dictate A MINIMUM RATE or INTEREST, and it can afford to make its bonds long enough to impart to them au element that will compen sate for tba low rate of interest. Hatch entered into some compulation to show, at the market rata at which our bonds are eelllng, both tn New York and In Europe, they yield bat about 4 per cent interest on the in vestment, In answer to the question, what amount of 4 per cent bonds be thought his firm, with tbo assistance of friends forming an Amer ican eradicate, instead of a European 000, oould negotiate within the next twelve months, he said that was a very difficult thing to estimate. Ho thought probably as large an amount of long bonds could ho negotiated at 4 per cent as of shorter bonds at 4W per cent, with the exception, perhaps, that If Rothschild and his syndicate stand ready to take and pay for fiflv mflliong'to-dar. we might not find any American bouse ‘hr syndicate ready to take a llko amount of 4 per oeot bonds at once. Washington, D. 0., May o.— The statement that the President relieved Gon. Custer from his command because he was a witness In the Belknap impeachment trial, Is oQlciallv denied. On tbo contrary it was tbo wish of the President that Gen. Custer, having been subpomaod as a witness, should remain until he bad testifled, and that meantime the Indiau Expedition should bo placed under the command of some other officer. Neither the Secretary of War nor Gon. Sherman “ protested against relieving Custer.” Washington, D. 0., May B.—Although Sena tor Spencer expects a favorable report from tb* Committed on Privileges and Elections in re gard to tbe charges that he obtained bis seat in the Senate by fraud and the corrupt use of money, he llnda ho has lost caste with tbe Presi dent, and (hat tbe influence that ho once hid with tbo Executive has departed. Tbo Republi cans of Alanama—that is, the bettor class— have reached the conclusion that the time baa arrived for catting loose from Speuoer and bis •’strikers," and tbe desertions from his faction have not boon few. Very recently the .Postmasters at Montgomery and Mobile, both of whom are spoken of as good officers, decided not to support Bpeucer any more, although they owed their appoint ments to him. As soon is Spencer beard of this he summoned Ur. Mayer, the Chairman of one ot the two liepubllcan State Committees, to Washington, and by his aid determined to have both officers removed. The first demand was upon Postmaaier-Qoneral Jewell, but that gen tleman declined peremptorily to ask or recom mend the President to remove either officer. Mayer said that unless the changes'wore mads the Republican (Spencer) party could not carry the State j but Mr. Jewell said it made no dif ference, and refused to do anything. Then Spencer wont to see the President, determined nut only to have the two officers removed, but a reprimand administered to Mr. Jewell for refusing to turn out the men. Tho President heard the statements of both, and then asked whether thero were any charges against also integrity of the two Post masters. To this SpoDoer was forced to admit that both were good officers, but he wanted their removal for personal reasons. The President said this should not be done, and tbat so long as both officers performed their duty to the satis faction of the Poatmaster-Oeoeral they should not be disturbed. Spencer and Mayer then with drew, highly indignant and cursing the Admin istration. Subsequently the President directed the Postmaster-General to write both officers that they should not be removed except for cause. The bold atand taken by the President in this matter will do much towards purifying tbe Be- Buhlloan party In Alabama tand, just as soon as ie koowledga reaches tbe Republicans through out the Btato that Spencer baa bo longer any power to control (ha Federal appointments, be lioferring to THB BBSUUPnoN ACT, Hatch said that ho did not think tt bad any practical affect upon the value of United Slates bonds. Tbo roaaon was that tbo Resumption act waa not mnch believed in. Anything which would make tbo pooplo boliove that within a short lime gold would decline materially would not have the offset of reducing the cor* roncy price of our bonds, but of increasing the gold price, and the latter ia the true measure of the growth of Government credit. Touching the existence of a SINKING-FUND LAW, bo Mid that the consequence of putting It into operation was the beginning of the elevation of our Government credit all over the world, and ho thought It was an element which it would ho Ter/ unfortunate to destroy. The effect of the accumulation of gold for tho pnroose of redeeming greenbacks was discussed by Batch. Ills opinion was that during the pro* cess of the accumulation, tho fact that gold was being made scarcer for its legitimate uses would increase its price so that to a certain point gold would rise. lie thought that when the accumu lation reached very near the point at which it would ho considered that the Government oould resume, it would decline, notwithstanding its scarcity, because of the fact that the Govern m6nt could at any limo make it par. There was a very amusing colloquy between Batch end Judge Kelley, In which Hatch oxplod ed'.the faltacloe of the 8.05 theory to the great amusement of the Committee. DAVENPORT. AND 818 TWO-BDOBD SWOBD. Special Dittxtieh to Th• Chieao* 'lTibunt, Washington, May 6.—Davenport’s investiga tion this morning consisted to a great extent of a political inquiry. Mr. Caulfield’s line of ex amination was largely political. Bo learned oue thing which seemed to surprise bl-i. That was that in tho Union League Club,for winch Daven port worked, there wore Democrats and Liber als whose names Davenport gave. Mr. Caulfield, having not obtained very pleasant political in formation from Davenport, objected to the fol lowing question, propounded by a Republican : “Wae not the opposition of tho Domocratn the result of a fear that tho enforcement of tho law would destroy their power ?" Caulfield objected to the question on tho ground that it was not germane, but the question was finally ad mitted. os it was quite as germaoo as most of Caulfield's questions. Davenport stated that he bad been charged with the enforcement of the acts for tho puipoao. Ho denied that this was tho case. Oue of the first arrests be over made wae of a Republican. Be wanted to say, also, that bo hod arrested a large number of clerks from the departments at Washington, who bad come ou to vote. Only last night a gentle man came to him and said he had tnrnod naos a number of Ropnblicau clerks from Washing ton in 1872, and asked If bo iotouded to do tbo same thing in 1870, and witness said be did. OEM. CUTTER, ms nsoons as a witness. fipeetat Ditpatch U Iht Chicago Trilnnu. Washington, D. C., May s.—Qcn. Cuotor.whsn before the Olymer Committee, assumed a great deal of virtue for bavins stopped the delivery at bis post of some corn which belonged to tbo In dian Department. Ho claimed to have made a report to Qcn. Terry which vraa soot by tbe lat ter through Gone. Sheridan and Sherman to the Secretary of War. Gen. Custer said peremptory orders came back to him from Secretary Belknap, through the regular channels,—that is, through Gone. Sherman, Sheridan, and Terry,—to receive the corn. Tbo Insinuation in Gen. Custer’s testimony was that Iboio was some fraud in tbo transaction which the. Secretary abetted. Secretary Taft not having been able to find any such report, or the record of it, or of any such order, Gen. Terry was written to end has sent a reply which contradicts Gon. Custer's assertions. Goo. Terry says ho never scut the report to tbo War Department, nor did ho pretend to give any order to Goo. Castor, ex cept on bis own'authority.. It is said by those who have carefully examined Gen. Custer’s tes timony before this Committee that there is not a statement of fact in it tending to prove any fraudulent master whatever tbit is slated on his own authority and personal knowledge. i'lo Uw Au*c\aUO frai, 1 SENATOR SPENCER. ms lobs or influence in administrative cm cleb—rebuff from the roantAßTEn-azNEnAL AMD THE PRESIDENT, Vuvateh to Ktu York Evening post. wilt be dropped, and no longer be looked npoa as the central figure of Alabama Republicanism. NOTES AND NEWS. Sotelo/ DUvatth to TU Chkaoo irfbum. Washington, D. 0., May 6.—The House spent (he day upon private bills, of which a great many were passed. The absence of Holman, the preeistent professional objector, gave the rest of the House an opportunity to pass bills without objection, of whlcbjhey took advantage. Among (be bills passed was a bill for the relief of tbo representative of Zachary V. Washburn, of Illinois. The Indian Affairs Committee re ported favorably upon a hill authorizing tbo Northwestern improvement Company of Wis consin to enter the Menominee Indian Reservation; also a joint resolution to aid tho Winnebago Indians of Wis consin to obtain subsistence by agricultural pursuits, and to promote their civilization. Biz ty-eeven bills were reported to the House, and passed, the majority of wblob woro for pensions and private claims. This is the largest day’s work this session. The House decided to print 4.000 copies of tho eulogies on the late Repre sentative Starkweather, of Connecticut. THE NATAL, APPROPRIATION BILL appropriates $12,800,855. It provides that the number of enlisted men, including all kinds of employes, shall not exceed 7,500. Eighty thousand dollars ie appropriated for a civil establishment at iirookiyn, League Island, Norfolk, and Mare Island, and $5,000 for navy-yards not mentioned. The Secretary of the Navy ia directed to ioqnlre into the meth od of making sale of tbo navy-yards at Charles ton, Washington, and Pensacola, and also to the measures towards tbo recession of tbo naval station at Now London. For labor at all the yards, m fitting ships for sea, $125,000 is appro priated. Tbo act provides that no further ap pointments shall bo made iu the Marino Corps until tbo number of ollioors is reduced to 75 by casualties or resignation. NOTBLVO IX it. The scandal which was sent off last night to several ueirapaoere involving the reputation of Senator Conkllng, as far as can be learned grows entirely ont of the rivalries of two inventors who are contesting claimants In a salt boro. Tho unsacoeeaful inventor has boon boro several days eodoavoring to stir no scandal In tho mat ter. Mr. Conkhug’a friends stats that there is nothing whatever in tho story. BLUFOBD WILSON. After Mr. Davenport had finished so much of the examination of Caulfield's Committee as it conid stand for to-day, Caulfield took up the Chicago Wdlekv King case against Solicitor Blu ford Wilson. The latter appeared with the of ficial records of the matter charged against him, aud showed, first, that every charge was false, and next, that she chief witness against him had beoo, through Wilson's efforts, indicted for with holding puulio moneys, aud next, that formal propositions had been made by detectives in the employ of the Whisky King to furnish a case against him for a consideration. This ended Caulfield's experience for tho day. THE OLD MULE STOUT. Two members of tho Committee on the Treas ury Department called at tbo Treasury to-dav to say that tho testimony printed Ibis morning in tbo Democratic papers in regard to tho mule case was but another specimen of tbe one-sided and garbled publication of proceedings in secret Committee; that there was nothing in tbe testimony as given that reflected on the Secre tary in auy degree, or that bo need take the least notice of. BLAINE. At tbe request of Mr. Blaine, who will be ab sent at Philadelphia next week, tbe investiga tion of the Little Rock bond matter wilt not begin until a week from Monday, as Mr. Blaine desires to bo present. Messrs. Rollins, Harri son. James F. Wilson, and others, have been summoned to be here by thatxlay. TOM SCOTT’S OENEIIOSITT. Col. Tom Bcott has again come to the relief of Congress, which would have been thinly repre sented at Philadelphia bad tbe members bad to pay railroad tare. Mr. Binkley, of tbo Phila delphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Road, refused either to dead-head tho Congressional party, or to permit 001. Bcott to carry them over the road iu bis train. So Bcott will ruu two trams, via the Baltimore and the York Railroad, to Phila delphia, one to leave here on Tuesday at noon, and the other at half-past 8 in tho afternoon. They will return here on Thursday. THE OLD DECLARATION. The President has given directions to bare tbs original Declaration of Independence removed to Philadelphia and placed in Independence Hall in * safe made for the purpose. The document is neatly illegible, not because tbo ink has faded, but because much of it was removed on damp transfer-paper by a heavy roller, and then re transferred to a ocpper-plate covered with a thin coating of wljito wax, through which it was traced on the copper, and then engraved. Tbo engraving Is a perfect fao-siralle of tbe original as it waa. I~»U*A iMoiattd Prtu. 1 WEST POINT CADETS, Washington. D. 0., May 6.—The following named candidates for admission to West Point, having passed tbe required examination, will be appointed cadets: James It. Chapman, Bliss Chandler, John H. Gardner, Arthur 8. Martin. William C. Rafferty, all of Illinois: Thomas Garvin, Jr., of Indiana; A. C. F. Call, Iowa; James A. Cochran and David L. Tate, Ken tucky; Herbert 0. Nortbrup and Frederick 8. Btrong, Michigan ; George 11. Morgan. Minne sota; Charles B. Gwiug and Henry B. Moon, Missouri; James B. Aloshlre anil Joseph T. Dickman, Ohio; John 11. Callaghan, Harry A. Leouhaeuser, and James Todd, Jr.. Pennsyl vania; Edward Avis, West Virginia; Hugh J. McGrath and James K. Waters, Wisconsin ; George Bell, O. M. Coster, Charles IL Hunter, John B. Bay. Hams L. Roberts, John D. Ruff, George H. Bands, Albert B. Bcott, Henry G. Sharpe, John E. Bummers, Jr., and George W. Upton, at largo. New York, May 6.—Members of tbe Naval Congressional Committee who were spoken to to-day said that there has been so testimony elicited thus far that would Justify certain re ports published regarding irregularities in the Navy-Yard. THE RECORD. CENTENNIAL recess. Washington, D. 0., May s.—The House reso lution accepting an Invitation to attend tbe opening ceremonies of tbe Centennial Exhibi tion. and providing that when tbe two Uouaes adjourn, on tbo Oth inet., it should bo to meet on the 12tb, was, after discussion, adopted. A resolution was adopted appropriating $4,600 for securing better ventilation of the ball of tbo House of Representatives. Ur. Blount, from tho Appropriation Commlt mittee, reported the Naval Appropriation bill, which was made tho special order for Monday next. After the passage of a large number of printed bills the Uouae adjourned. CAPITAL GOSSIP, TUB IMPEACHMENT TRIAD—TUB LEADING ACTORS IN THE FARCE—-MUCH AIK) AROUT NOTHING— HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS WUISKT-BINO ORO BADE AGAINST BRISTOW—-KENTUCKY I’LUCK— MARRIED RUT NOT MATED—A BALTIMORE WED DING-CONVOCATION OP AUTHORS—DANIEL WEB STER'S UREAKFAST PARTIES—TUB PRESIDENTIAL MANIA—THEATRICAL—TUB CENTENNIAL. Uptevti CorrttttonJenu tf Th* Vnvaan Tribunt* Washington, D. 0., April 30.— The Impeach ment trial has boon the social event of tho week, ar.liio'ur Belknap, silting on the floor of tho Feueto as an arraigned culprit, has roen tho gal leries crowded with those who have partaken of ola hospitality and profited by his friendship, but who now level tholr opora-glasaoe and gaze at him as they would look at a Bengal tiger in one of Baruum’s groat moral shows. Yet it has not been mere ourloelty to see bow Belknap stands it that has brought the fair ornaments of society in crowds to the reserved galleries of the Senate Chamber. A gay spring season bad boon predicted, sod would have been bad it not beeu for these investigations and reforms, which closed the drawing-rooms wherein this poat-Lonten Vanity Fair was to have been bold. What, then, was to be dons with the ducks of bonnets and loves of suits, ordered from Paris, and New York? No one could say until we had an impeachment trial. Eureka! What place oan be more desirable for the display of mUboery than (be Senate galleries, which have bloiiomed with bright freab color* like a Dutch tulip-bed f Then the Impeachment faree la more excitingly amus ing than any comedy produced at our theatres. The principal actor la Matt Carpenter, who ar rayed his high, broad ahonlders In a new drees coat on bis first appearance, bnt ban resumed bis old brown frock-coat, buttoned np a la mUUaire . Bs baa adopted the Gen Gutlor style, defiant, ar rogant, and aometimoa satirical, seasoning his remarks with comments on the Houao. which make its weak managers squirm with rage, and prompt Georgo Hoar to reply with of fended Porltanlcal indignation. Carpenter ls< seconded by those old Democratic D% r ft LACK AND BLAIR, c" who have come down to ns from past gonor£ (lone. Yet “Uncle Jerry," aa theßar familiar-? term Buchanan’s Attorney-General, la as deU? air and courteous as be was fifty years t* > Time has corrugated his genial countenance, tm. he handles his silver tobacco-box with tbo grace of the old school, and arraigns hie Democratic brethren seated at the managers’ table almost aa severely as Carpenter. An for tbo third counsel or of tho accused, Montgomery Glair, ho has only spoken once, and thou bo did not appear to advantage. For working a political intrigue into a first-class row, undermining his opponent's works, or prematurely exploding electioneering schemes. Si. B. is hard to beat, but bo is a fail ure at an impeachment trial aa counsel for the accused. Tbo House Managers have not than far cov ered themselves with glory, Tbo leader, Bcolt Lord, Is Senator Conkllnt/s law partner, and, when he gets outflanked by Carpenter, bo eaeta an Imploring glance attbodmpcrlons Senator, aa if bo aolicitod support. As for tho other Maa sgere, thov aro not, with tho exception of Georgo Hoir, worth a row of cheap pins. Thero they sit, all in a row, and, when Carpenter makes a point, they gaze at tlioir chief, as if respond- Ing in their hearts, “ Good Lord, deliver ue 1” Far moro imposing is HEr.OEANT-AT-AHMa FRENCH, arrayod In a brass coat with bluo buttons, who antiouuoes tiio Managers od tbctr arrival, very much a> tbo n ournors are called at a conntry funeral, and wlio then majcatically makes proc lamation that the court is open, commencing: '•Hear yo! Hear ye!! Qear teII!" It 1b really too imposing, and no spectator can won der tbat tbo Senators avail themselves of every reasonable excuse for " retiring for consulta tion.” This moans leaving tbo curulo cbalre for tbe more comfortable lounges in tbo marble room, where they can light their cigars, and in dulge in comer obats on Presidential prospects. What makes this impeachment farce appear tbo more ridiculous, is the admitted fact that THE SENATE JUS NO JURISDICTION, as Belknap was a private citizen when the House adopted the articles of impeachment. After another week or two of argument, this will be established, and Belknap will bo left to tbo mer cy of the courts of Justice, where alone ho should have boon arraigned. This will not please Hiester Clymer, Joe Blackburn, and oth er Representatives, who hurriedly concocted this impeachment petard as the chosen means of blowing up the Republican party, and insuring the tnumph of the Democrats. Poor Hiester may yet be hoisted with his own petard, and it will be for tbe country to say whether this Im peachment is worth the 910,000 or more which it will cost in money, besides the dciay of other business. As for THE HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS, they are bomg prosecuted with forty-committee power. Every cesspool, and common sower, and coal-hole is being raked and ransacked, in tbe hope tbat somo wrong-doing can bo fished up wherewith to blacken some Republican's rep utation. Any Impecunious fellow residing at a distance, wbo wishes to visit Washington and return by tbo Centennial Exposition, boa only to intimate that bo Is cognizant of some act of Ropubllc&u rascality, to be invited to tne Capi tol at Government expense, and the testimony given by onc-balf of these willing witnesses is so worthless that it la canceled and suppressed. THE WHISEt-RINO's CRUSADE AGAINST RRIBTOW has been carried on with a persistent malignity heretofore unknown in our legislation, and some private investigations by Bright, of Tennessee, acting as a special sub-committee on bis own book, Anally became unbearable. Readers of Bcott's poetry will remember tbo scorn with which the Douglas declined to shake bauds with his guests, entertained by royal command, say ing: > • Mr cattle is my King's alone. From turret to founiUUon stone. Tbe bend of DougUa It hie own, Andnever will with friendly grasp The hand of such as Mansion clasp I I aoote from memory, hat the scone was re peated on Friday at tbo Capitol, whoa Secretary Bristow told John Morgan Bright, in plain but profane Anglo-Saxon, that while bo would furnish him information from the Treasury Department, and aid in any investigation, ho would see him etc., eio., etc., before he would shako hands with him. Indeed, there is a growing belief tbat tho Rounblican Administration has gone too far In the extension of courtesies to tboeo who are seeking occasions to stab it behind its back, and to abuse the amenities aud the courtesies of official intercourse. President Grant is of this opinion, and ho may before very loug give tbe House a very piaiu piece of bis mind in response to one of Us impertinent messages. MARRIED RUT NOT MATEO. Tbs example act by Senator Chrisllanoy la marrying a lady much younger than himself Das been followed and is to bo followed. A few af ternoons since tbero was a gay gathering at the plctmesquo old Hock Creek Church, juat north of the city, to witness tho marriage of Mr. Beach, of Connecticut, a gentleman of mature years, to Miss Emily Wood, a Washington hello, who is said to havo refused several excellent offers, among them Mr. Corcoran. Next on tho hymeneal docket will come the marriage of Mr. Chandler Bobbins, a Bostonian, now domiciliated m Now York, who Is getting well along towards throe score, to Miss Kitty Frolinghuyson, a daughter of Senator Frollughuyson, of Now Jer sey. And "they say ” that a Bopublican Sena tor. who is well advanced In years, is actually engaged to an ornament of “ Society " just out of her teens. Who can wonder that Sir Edward Thorntou has been reminded of an epigram written in London when a wealthy-relurned East Indian married a popular actress : tillil shs** young, and *llll she'* fair, Our lovo and plaudit* aharing; And tho* well known for service past, She 1 * none the worse for Waring. A OAT AND FESTIVE PAUTT went over to Baltimore on Wednesday evening to attend the wedding of Miss Augusta, daughter of B. M. Shoemaker. Esq., the Southern mana ger of Adams A Co.’s Express, who Is now ranked among tho millionaires of tho Monu mental City. She Is a tall and graceful blonde, and the bridegroom, Mr. Ooylstou, a South Caro linian by birth, bat now a lawyer in Baltimore, measures G foot 2in his stockings. Among tho notables present were Gen. Grant, Secretary Bristow, Postmaster-General Jewell, and Schuyler Colfax, with several Congressmen. “TUB CONVOCATION OF AUTHORS” was the name of a delightful entertainment given here for several nights darlug the peat week, for the benefit of the poor, lu the Tom Moore toot wore grouped the principal charac ters of Leila llookh, arranged in true Oriental style. The llohert Darns cottage was filled with hooaio lassies, aud a voritablo bag-plpor In kilt and hose, who gave the old Bcotcli airs with the genuine "skirl," Irving’s admirers found Kip Van Wmklo and family at the George Inu. The Old Curiosity Shop contained Dickons' leading characters, with a wonderfully hideous Quilp, a perfect Dick tiwlvellor, and a charming Msrcbion oss. Lougfellow was honored, and there was a Bhakepoare booth ; Dot one of the features of the show was a sculptor's atelier, whore Mies Viome Ileam modeled from olav a bust of her patient sitter, Mr. Lamar, of Mississippi. imaAKViST PAUTIKS ere now regtrded as pleasanter than formal din ners. Tbe guests are invited at 8, aud, as the “ menu" is brief, tbo Congressional guests got through so os to reach the Capitol in time lor prayers. The most charming of those spring entertainments ever given here wore those of Daniel Webster, when ho lived next to tbe Uni tarian Church on Louisiana avenue, in a two story bouse, now enlarged and used as a board ing-house. Mr. Webster was a matchless hut, never permitting the introduction of politics t his table, and charmingly leaning the oouvers-- Hod, or enlivening it with personal remin iscence*. He was something of an epicure, aud used to purchase his owo marketing, which was cooked by an old Maryland colored woman named Monica, She was ntnoraut of tbo Freucli dishes which nowadays figure on our bills of faro, but her terrapin, fried oysters, aud canvas back ducks could not be surpassed. Among Mr. Webster's most frequent and welcome guests were Judge Wayne, of Georgia; George Ash men, of M&asavUUHeUd ; Itovcrdy Johnson, of Maryland: Gov. Dodger, of North Carolina; and 001. flealon, of the national JnleUiyenctr, lot tub Oat ot whom he baa an eapecial regard. NUMBER 254. coni a. Id by’ ,h “ " n * Je,Uo “ •»«!•«» *M THE PBMtDBKTUL XAKU. xet we here examples her# Just now of lb* sedoetiv# Influences of this epidemla, which tnako* its appearance quadrennially. Men of national reputation, unquestioned ability, and alf'iinc worth are entirely engrossed In caloa ,#£? <tbelr reapaeilTo chances for nomination ectlon. livery word that tboruttnr, nrerr ‘bat they give, Is uttered or Riven with * A rto success, and I do not think I am un wbcn I add that It often prompts q “m to bo ranked among those eotdown in the “ Vj rational Record as “absent or not vot c >2. One is bo dead certain that bo Is to win ' -o raco that bo has actually Intimated to a 2 flmlloman that bo shall tender him (he posulon ' if Secretary of tho Troaaory. How tbo ae vet jd named “dark horao” will trouble the aspire lions of theso ambitious gentlemen. THEATRICAL MATTERS. Jsrrott, tho Now York manager, came here last wook with a fraction, and a small fractlou at that, of tbo actors, supernumeraries, scenery, and properties of “Julius Cursor,'* which thov producod with s groat flourish of trumpets and expenditure of printer’s ink. But it was evident to all who attended that, wbllo they bod paid full pneos. they bad only been shown a part of the original spectacle. One of tho actors, Mr. Bangs, is a Washington boy, who went m ’6l from the National stago to tbo theatre of war in Dixie, and, of course, bo was warmly welcomed, but tho general verdict was “humbugged again 1” 00 This week that charming actress, RosoEvtlngo, a to perform hero iu “Roao Michel.*’ bha is the wife of Qeorgo Butler, and her oldest boy Is named after his father’s undo, Benjamin F. Bailor, Jr. Tho General in boro again, but Is evidently much afflicted bv tho loss of his wife. THE PHILADELPHIA UinilUTlOH. Wodncsdsv of week after next is tho day ap pointed for tbo formal opening of tho Centen nial Exhibition,and great efforts aro being mado to secure the attendance of the President and Cabinet, and of Congress, Tima far, however, all that is offered tho M, O.'e iu an ongravod ticket of admission,* with no intimation that froo passes and a dinner will bo forthcoming. This Is prompting the economists to declare that they cannot neglect tbo public business for a couplo of days, but if the D. H. tickets fur care and tho table are forthcoming, tbo Capitol will be do sorted. Even tbo Investigating Committees will suspend operations, tbo High Court of Impeach ment will stand adjourned, and Congressmen and correspondents will hasten to listen to Wag ner's opening march, Gen. Hawley's opening ad dress, and President Grant’s remarks. Dorn I’oaro intimates tb&t bo wants to bo civil and to Join the distinguished guests, but ho mav not got on opportunity. lUcokteub, BLACK HILLS. The Lntcit News from the American fflontenegrrlnii Yon Fays Youx Qonoy and Chooses Cither Story, or noth. Special UuvaUh to Tho Chieaon 7’nbuit*. St. Paul, Minn., May s,—Specials from Bis marck report that a large party, led by Msj, Whitehead, late Indian Agent at Leech Lake, will leave to-morrow for tho Black Hills. Th« company Is made up of parlies from Pittsburg, Pa., Grand Rapids, Micb., and various parts ol Minnesota. Letters from Thomas Madden and others contain extravagant mining reports. Nets Velatorm, of Bismarck, washed out in one week from his claim, 2 miles abovo Rapid City Mills, 1 pound of gold. “Jimmy from Cork," another Bismarck mao, writes tbat be washes out sl2 daily from his claim on Deadwood Creek, immediately ad joining. Rapid City claims aro yielding 10 cents to tbe pan. Allen and Conear, of Hill City, with four men took out in one day $2,000, instead of S2OO, os recently reported. A report is brought into Standing Bock that a band of trenty-ono Sioux, led by a Standing Rock Chief called Slave, met or overtook a party of whites going to tbo Black Hills on tbo Fort Pierre route, when Slave undertook to go into tbo gold-hunters’ camp carrying a white flag, but was shot dead. His party tried to recover bis body, but wore driven off. and bad to wait until tbo whites moved on. It is said on the part of the gold-hunters that Slave’s bond bad boon fol lowing them several days, probably Loping to stampede and eteal tbeir horses, and that they warned Slave to go bock before firing ou him. Meet of the young Sioux have left Standing Rock, ostensibly for hunting, Scouts from sup posed hostile bands keep watch day and night in the vicinity of Fort Lincoln. J. J. Shaw, formerly proprietor of tho Mer chants' Hotel, Bc. Paul, arrived home yesterday direct from the Bluck Hills, which he loft throe weeks ago, when there was one and a half to two feet of snow in the Hills. Ho says gold was as scarce there oa here. The minors who had been there since Juno of last year gave no evidence of possessing gold. One such minor, represent ed to own a claim from which ho was taking daily from 810 to 820. lost his shanty by fire, and wanted to beg or borrow S3OO to buy lumber for rebuilding. There was some evidences oi gold In the Hills, but tho reports of rich discov eries lie docs not believe. The Indians ho says aro extremely hostile, always ou tho alert to steal horses or cattle, amt kilt straggling whites. Ho considers it madness for auy one to go then with a view of bettering bis fortunes. Yankton, D. T„ May 6.—The Springfield Maes., party of Black Hillers, cumbering Ida arrived this evening, and wilt purchase teams and supplies boro and leave for tho Hills (hi lint of next week. fiugs. AT CLEVELAND. O. Cleveland, 0., May s.—Tho following Is A full list of the insurance companies which wen losers in the extensive lire last night at tbs Ohio Woodonwaro Factory i Lycoming, Muncle, N. Y., $2,500; Trade, Camden, N. J., $2,000 *, Bocbcster, Rochester, N. Y., $2,000; Clay, Newport, Ky., $1,500; Citizen, St. Louts, Mo., $2,500; Natioual Mutual, Now Jersey, $2,500; Reading, Beading, Fa., $2,500; Commercial, Now York. $2,500; German Ameri can, Pittsburg, Fa., $1,500; Underwriters’, New York, $6,000 ; Hartford, Hartford, $2,700; Ori ent, Hartford, $3,100: Mechanics’ and Traders', New York, $3,000; Buffalo. Buffalo, $3,030; Dayton, Dayton, $1,700; Com pany of North America, Philadelphia, $1,500; Enterprise, Cincinnati. $1,500; West Cheater, Now York. $1,500; Fairilold, South Norwalk, $1,500; Buffalo Gorman, Buffalo, $1,500; Standard, Trenton, $1,500 ; Franklin, Philadelphia, $3,500; Northern, Watertown, $1,000: Union, Buffalo, $1,000; Queen, Liver pool. '59,000; tNorlh British and Mercantile, $16,000; Commerce, Albany, $1,500 : National, Hartford, $1,500: Royal, Liverpool, $1,500 ; American, Philadelphia, $1,500. AT COLUMOUS. O. Coluudob, 0., May 6.—A lire occurred in the photographic establishment of Elliott A Priu stead this morning, which entirely destroyed their rooms, in which about SO,OOO negative plates were stored. The damage to the building was slight. The loss in between 45,000 aud 40,000. Insurance 40,000, equally divided be tween the Home, of Columbus; tbe Springfield Fire sod Marine, of Massachusetts, aud the ditna, of Hartford. TOTAL ABSTINENCE. Special Dispatch to Th« Chicago T'ritunt, iMouwaroLU, lud., May 5.— I The State Tem perance Convection elected tbe following offi cers to-days President, Mrs. Z. Q. Wallace, of Indianapolis; Vice-President. First District, Mrs. M. A. Doss; Second District, Mrs. Denny; Third District, Mrs. Eggleston; Fourth District, Mrs. Stiver; Fifth District, Mrs. Martha JJroad- Det; Seventh District, Mrs. Dr. 1L T. Drown; Eighth District, Mrs. Martha Wilson; Ninth District, Mrs. Mary D. Naylor; Tooth District, Mrs. M. L. Fravet; Elovuut| Dis trict, Mrs. J. O. Turner; Twelfth District, Mm. H. 11. Devau; Thirteenth District, Mrs. 001. Chapman; lleoordiog Secretary. Miss Alice Vising; of Laporto; Corresponding Secretary, Miss Auretta Hoyt, of Indianapolis; Treasurer, Mrs. M. M. Finch, of Indianapolis. Among the resolutions Is one in opposition to (enqtmtod nine at communion, one in favor of an organi zation of youog ladies to repress moderate drinking, and one for the formation of temper ance societies among children. The Convention adjourned to moot at UiolußOad (A thi lad Wednesday of May, 1b77«

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