Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 14, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 14, 1876 Page 2
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2 f ’•rile it up. I had an arrangement with Boot by which be was to bold certain papers in case some body came from Washington. Then the papers were to show that the tubs were closed. I did my beet to assure Munn the books were all right. I felt a UUle more comfortable after I went and saw gehm. 1 gained a little more courage when I told Seeing* and then told Miller. I was in the busi ness,--and jusfmrbad ns I thought - otherrwere. -It" tnade nemfiero&ce to jne whether-1 swore to a lie or not CoL IngatsoU—ivo; and I .guess .it .don't maVa 4py difference yet. £te»t hero took* recess till 2 o'clock. THBODOEE SCHKICKEL, The Court resumed at 2 o’clock, 'when Theo dore BdirickpJ irss pot on the stand, end exam bed by Ur. Ayer. He said: I have resided in Chicago since 1851. I tos appointed Storekeeper b XS73, end was assigned to the Lake-Shore Dis tillery from Feb. l to Nov. 1, 1871. I know they made crooked whisky there. One place to which they sent it was Golsen A Eastman's. I cannot tell how they got the whisky out without paying tax. Ur. Munn made two visits while 1 was at the distiDeiy. The first visit was in the spring ol IS7T, when defendant examined my book, and found that I was three days behind b writing up. Ur. ~Mnnn mid it was all right' as far as be was concerned, bnt if any one should come from Washington there would be trouble. -He told me to write up tbe books. 1 sever heard anything else about the matter. CROSS-EXAMINATION. By Mr. Ingereoll—l explain ed how I vraa behind, •npallowed my clips, and Mr. Munn then said Slwaaafl right. TbclleveMr.'Mann thought I was feoceatthen. RB-EXAMIKED. The reason 1 was bebld was that wc bad run an «traTWftjh t a&dtbatXactappeaxedonthefiliplhad ■3m wn him. ANTON JUNKER. ANOTHER DISTILLER. Anton Junker was the next witness. He de posed: I have resided in Chicago since 1858, and have been In the whisky business since 1863. 1 became connected with the Union Copper Dis tillery Company in 1869. We continued to run it until seised In May, 1875. The property was sold fcy the Government and forfeited. I was also conDeried with a rectifying establishment on Kinsic street. I gave personal attention to the business of “the distillery; in fact, I hod the oversight of it. I know of illicit whisky being manufactured there between 1873 and 1875. I first started running crooked when Jake Behm made "an arrangement with me. * After that ar rangement we run our own war without fear of Interference. I had known Bchm for years be fore that, arid had bought malt of him since he Vas inthe business. Most all the other distillers of Chicago bought their malt of Bchm. The capacity of our distill cry was 1,200 bushels a day, and we used sixty or seventy bushels of malt a day. The dally product of that was ,4. - 000 gallons a day. 1 told Mr. Behm, when we had the conference, that it would not do for us to run a straight business alone, and he replied that we couldvrork as tba other establishments did If we would “GREASE THE WHEELS.” Xnall we paid Mr. Bchm about $30,000, and I un derstood from him that the money was divided among the officers. The consideration for this money was that we could hare such officers as we desired in order that we might manufacture illicit spirits. We sent the whisky to our rectifying Bouse. The stamps were then taken off and re turned and need again. The whisky was got out of the rectifying house by damping it without de stroying the stamps. I aide the lost payment to Behm in February, 1575. .The Gangers and Storekeepers at our distillery were paid $3 to $4 per barrel for their as sistance in this business. All the officers engaged at our establishment daring our crooked operations were paid in this manner. The state of the market during this time was bad, and prices were low. I paid Mr. Khem In currency, as bewould not take checks. Hr. Boelle paid from SB,OOO to SIO,OOO to Mr. Desing. All the distilleries were running crooked from 1872 to 1875. 'We bought crooked whisky from the Chicago Alcohol Works and the Black Dawk, several times; both of these' estab lishments paid money toJßhem. MESSRS. Mm* AND BRIDGES raid a visit to onr rectlfylng-house in the spring of 5.873. Word was sent to me of the visit by Boelle, when I was on ’Change. Some empty barrels were found with the stamps on, and defendant asked me to explain how this came about. I told him 1 did not knrA anything about it, —that It was a mere he told me he wanted a day or two to consider tho matter. 1 then went to Jake Behm or he came to mo—l don’t know which—and he Bald Ur. Munn might want to make a little money oat of me, and naked If 1 would not pay SSOO. I hold I was willing to pay SI,OOO, and I gave Behm that money to pay to Munn. I met the latter sev eral <J«VB afterwards, and he said it was not worth whQ* making any trouble about the matter. I beard no more about the barrels after that. CROSS-EXAMINATION by Mr. Ingersoll: I never entered into a conspiracy With defendant to defraud the Government. £ cannot say whether Rehm paid the money he re ceived to Mann. Ida not remember that Rehm told me tfaatMnna was co-operating with the King, and that by paying money everything would tun smoothly. X told ilr. Munn there was' bo intentional fraud about the empty bar rels; and as a matter of fact there Was none. Defendant acted as though he believed my representations. There was a gen eral belief that Mnqn was In the Ring, but I cannot aay that Behm ever told me the defendant was a party to tbe general frauds. Before I went into the * * crooked ” business I had heard Jake Rehm was the leader. In reply to my representations he made a proposition so that we could ran just as the oth ers. 1 used to make reports of the business occa sionally and swear to them. Some were true and Boms were not. Tbe Gaugers and Storekeepers a] • bo made reporta, but I don't know whether they had to swear to them; it was none of my business. At the time X engaged a Storekeeper at SSOO a month, he knew that he was to do what was not tight. "We entered all tbe whisky, except the crooked, that came into our bouse on the Govern ment book. We were also required to keep a book cf all the spirits we sold, which was written up truthfully. This would show that nearly twice as ranch went out as came in. On one side of the book waa'oll the “crooked” we received, and on the other all the “straight” and “crooked” sold were entered. By footing tbe book up any one •ould hare detected the difference. That boos was horned up, but no one had called to sec it for seven or eight years. I have been indicted for the “crooked'* business, and pleaded guilty. I was (n the first batch. I have not, to my knowledge, been sentenced; my case (s stQl pending. I paid Behm about $30,000 6ltogether from the fall of 1873 to April, 1875. I have no personal knowledge th&thc paid Munn any thing, x never kept any record of the amount of “crooked” we manufactured. We used to run our full capacity of straight, and we could not make much of the Elicit whisky over. We some times made one and sometimes two tubs of 4 4 crooked ” a day. I guess we made SIOO,OOO on tbe orooked during tbe three years. We might have made $300,000, but 1 would not bet on this. We might hare paid Ehem a few thousands more tbanl nave stated; we were pretty liberal in those days. lam running a distillery now, in conjunc tion with jsj late bookkeeper. I admit that every Bfflcerin the Collector’s office knew I was a thief. THE OTHERS. JOSEPH SOEIXE. Kr.BoeUe, withhisrheumatism and his big 4tick/uezt took the stand. He has not changed Jn appearance since he testified in tbe Pahlman Bad Bosh case. His testimony was la substance as follows: I paid money to one' man In connection with crowed whisky. It commenced in the tall of 1672, and that man was A- C. Hesing. It was fcefore the Presidential election. He did not speak of whisky then, but the money went to Um for political payments. The first payment was SSOO, and the whole amount paid him was "between $3,000 and SIO,OOO. These payments vere always in currency. I know that Junker money, bat don’t know how much. X know that duplicate stamps were used. We wot crooked goods from the Chicago Alcohol Works, the Blackhawk, and others. Muon came to our rectlfviughouse about three times. Odw he came about 13 o'clock, about six weeks before the May seizures. Bridges also came in end Trent up-stairs with me into the third story. They founa twenty or twenty-fire empty barrels with tax-paid ana warehouse stamps on them which were uncanceled. I said 1 was quite as tonished, and said It was a mistake that they bad been left there, and promised that they would be scratched that day. We came down, and Mann and Bridges asked to see the Govern ment books. I protested that there was no fraud about it. 1 sent for Junker, but he didn't come. I heard nothing farther of it. No trouble was made. Junker told me that he paid Jake Rehm SLOOO, but that's all 1 ever beard that came from this occurrence. Cross-examined by CoL Ingersoll—l told Munn there was no fraud about this. If we intended to ttse those stamps again we wouldn't have left them fiber* three months. J explained bow they hap pened to come there, and said there was no fraud, and that was the truth. I never conspired with alarm to defraud the Government; never saw him more than twice before that. I had beard rumors ttatiewns to Ibe Ring, but I had my doubts and tried to explain the matter just the heat way I •raid. *SH3> HELMHOLTZ, *fee young man with the eye-glasses. who also figured in the Fahlman-Bush trial, next took the find. Ke preferred his former business-like do- Htcanor. His testimony was aa fellows: I wc* bookkeeper for the Cm of Roelle, Junker fit Co. Junker and I drew the checks. Money was Mid out for which no vouchers were given. I did •oi node stand then to whom the money waa paid. X thought U was for improper purposes, bat 1 did Ma hit rrmrilfiril Cnl IngersoH said: *• Ten have not b#tn Indicted at all, have youl* “Lthought bo, from the way yoowworc.' 1 * He blushed violently and ■ come rdown ■ from'the stand. dOßH'xT*' FDKCOSO was next called.' His evidence was as follows 1 have lived in Chicago ten years. I have been connected with G. O. Russell'* distillery on Third avenue. He started the business in 1872, when 'myself, Barker Mason, and George L. Crosby went in with Mm. After the fire, I think an assessment of $9,000 or $12,000 was levied on him. I think it waa carried-on-from time to-time, and that ha . gave Mr. Hehmatraat deed as aecmrlty. An ex tension of the time was obtained from Mr. Irvin through Mr. Eehm's-influonbe. It would be a year, 1 think, before the assessment was paid. I was employed at the distillery as Superintendent.. Be tween 1872 and 1875, about twenty to thirty barrels of crooked whisky was manufactured per week, it was sold to Golsca*3astman. who made 15cents on each barrel. We managed the business by dopu cating the stamps. Parker Mason attended to Bchm, and paid him altogether about $13,500 In sums of SSOO to $1,500. This money was paid for protection in running “crooked;’’for the privi lege of having proper Gaugers and Storekeepers; •and to be posted whenany revenue agents were to ‘visit oe. All the Storekeepers we had at our cs- - labllfihment connived at the frauds; among the Gangers there was only one honest fellow,;named Hinckley. We made efforts through 3la«on to get rid of this man. Mr. "Bussell is in Colorado, but ! am expecting him back. Mr. Munn paid a visit in company with Mr. Bridges In 1874. when he made a thorough examination. We had no previous knowledge of their visit. 1 offered Bchm-money on one occasion, but he .grow very indignant, refused it, and almost ordered me out. He would aottrade withme. , ' Cross-examination: 1 never conspired with Mr. Munn to defraud the revenue. When defendant came to the distillery he gave it a thorough inspec tion, such as an honest official would have given. Everything, was straight, and unless he was in formed,by some of the Gaugers he.coold not have . 1 carded that anything wrong was in progress. At this stage the Court adjourned to Monday morning. ST. X/OU3S. POOH M’EER. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. St, Louis, May 13.—The friends of McKee concede that the worst which Has jet befallen the good Deacon was the ; sworn statement made yesterday by Mrs. Leavenworth. McKee was also indiscreet enough to make what he in* tended for a secret trip yesterday morning about 6 o’clock to the house of Zebulon Leaven worth, a circumstance which became at .once known and found pubUcaUohfaa leading St. Louis daily this morning. Private advices from Washington _ are to the effect that the exposure is regarded as fatal to McKee’s chances fora pardon. MOBS INDICTMENTS. . The United States Grand Jury returned" eight indictments into the District Court and retired for further business. The Jury will conclude labors on Monday, and then be discharged. It was rumored on the streets that the new indictments embraced one or two prominent members of the Whisky Bing who had heretofore been overlooked. Inquiry being made at the District Attorney’s office, that official said the reports were hot true, but that some of tbe’indicted were crooked whisky men who lived in other portions of the district. CIVIL SUITS. In regard to the civil suits against parties recent ly convicted, no such salts have os yet been filed, and will not be for some time. The cases cannot be tried before November, and there is no harry about filing them. To the Western Associated Press. St. Louis, Mavis.— The first of the civil suits aiminftt the bonded Government officials and dis idlers who have been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, frauds on the revenue here, will come up for trial in the United States Circuit Court next week. It Is understood the defendants in these suits will probably arrange among themselves to offer a compromise to the Government. In ad dition to theee cases, civil suits will be entered against Gen. John McDonald and William McKee for a very large amount, in the course of a few days, and they will probably be set for the Sep tember term of court. Specials from Jefferson City say the jury in tho case of A. S.' Dawes, indicted for complicity hi' whisky frauds, returned a verdict of not guilty to night. aiAGumE. Washington, D. C., May 13.—United'States District-Attorney Dyer has reported to the Attor ney General unfavorably in the matter of the ap>. plications of ex-Collector Maguire and McKee for pardon. Maguire was at the Department of Jus tice to-day, desiring to have an interview with the Attorney General, out did not see him. Judge I’ierrepont considers that it is only proper in such cases that he should give an audience to the counsel for the convicted persons. It is also un derstood that an unfavorable report is made in the cose of Avery. MXL'WATTKEE. CHARACTER WITNESSES. Special Dispatch to The Tritnaak Milwaukee, May 13.—1 n the Jonas-Goldberg case to-day, the following witnesses were exam ined as to the character of Jonas and Goldberg; Joseph H. Dixon, David Dali, Moses Hooke, Thomas Magtein, Horace Dexter, Charles Den nehy, Herman Warner, Isaac Grccnehaum, Rob ert Kenny, Henry Boske, and N. M. Flotke. These all gave defendants excellent characters. Mr. Morpbey offered in evidence a petition said to have been sighed by prominent Chicago gentle-, men, believed to be a forgery, recommending Gold berg for a post-tradership. This was objected to. ‘ The Court thought it was secondary evidence. ‘ The matter was argued at considerable length, and the hoar of adjournment having arrived, the Court ad journed till Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mr. McKinney wus not examined, and the ques tions argued by Judge Dixon, N. & Mtuphoy, and Col. Goodwin, yesterday, with regard to the power of the defense to compel an attorney and officer of the Government to testify as to the private dealings of the Government, was not discussed. SAN FRANCISCO. A XESX DABK WAT. San Fbancisco, May 13.— Eeveime officials to-day discovered an underground pipe leading from the Bay View Distillery, South San Fran cisco, to an outlet under the w harf of the estab lishment some 100 yards distant, whence evi dently large amounts of “crooked” had been shipped. An assessment of $130,000 has been levied on the Antioch distillery on alleged crooked manu factured last year. The proprietor, Charles Yost, claims that the assessment is in the nature of black mail, because be refused to inform on other distil lers, and he proposes to memorialize Congress to that effect. lEAEESTE. BUFFAIiO* Sptdal Dispatch to The Tribune, Butpalo, K. T., May 13.—Buffalo harbor it en tirely free irom ice to-day, and no farther trouble is anticipated. Eighteen grain vessels arrived dur ing the past twenty hours, including the Hutchin son, King Sisters, Palma, Parana, Pathfinder, Baldwin, Hears, Peshtigo, San Diego, Dobbins, and Oneonto, from Chicago. The harbor is crowd ed with vessels. The San Diego is discharging at the Hosier Free Trader, and has the honor of fur nishing the first cargo transferred by this floating elevator. Fortier’s new tug, Andrew J. Smith, had a trial trip this afternoon, and performed to the satisfac tion of her owner and tbe large crowd of invited guests. The Smith is intended for service on De troit River, and loaves for there to-night with the schooners Case, Merrill, Feshtigo. Flying Mist, and M&rengo, in tow. She was built at the Union Ship-Yard, under the supervision of CapL Drake, ana is the first effort of Buffalo on this sort of craft. She cost about $25,000, anff is placed under com mand of papt, Thomas McGowan. Tug Noltnn, with two steam pumps, hawsers, lighter, etc., leaves to-night to raise tbe barges Cost and Hanmford, ashore on Long Point. PORT HURON. Special Dispatch to The Tribute, Pons Hcbok, Mich., Hay 13.—Down— Props Thomas A. Scott, Sanilac and consort. Ted pest snd barges, Ontonagon and barges; sefars Lot tie Wolf. Ishpeming, Mary Battle. W. B. Hanna. Myosotio, J. C. WoodnUZ, E. C. Roberts, B. W. Bath bum. Dp—Props Kewbnjg; Eenahaw, Bay City and barges; schrs Three Brothers. J. Maria Scott, Polly Rogers, L. T. Hammond, arising Star, William El gin, Cossack. Wisd—Northeast, fresh. Weather—Pine. „ Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Port Htoon, Mich., Mar 13—10 p, m.— Down —Props Huron City, Coffenbury and barges; schrs- Dolpnm, Annie Craig. Dp—Props Manitoba, Tecumseb, Alaska, Phila delphia, a tow, Lady Franklin and barges, Jarvis, Lomond barges, Dubuque and barges,B. Hale with Alva Bradley, Alvira Cobb, David WagstalE, layette Brown, Kegaunee; schrs Havana, Orient, H. L. Breck, Lillie Hamilton, New Dominion* Two Friends, W, J. Suffell, E. B. Williams. Wctd—Northeast, light; weather fine. England, France, and Prussia. Comparing the budgets of England, France, and Prussia for the year 1875, tKo Journal da Debate points out that, while toe Prussian Min ister of Finance announces an excess of revenue over expenditures to be $3,945,730. the surplus of the English budget was The rev enue in Prussia, for a population numbering on the Ist of December, 1871, 24,006,157 persons, was $178,023,7X5, or rather more than $7 per 'head. In England the revenue, for & total pop ulation of was $385,658,465, or a trifle more than sl2 per head. The revenue of Fiance for the same period was, for a population num bering (in 1872) 38,102.021 persons. $535,000,000, or within a few cents of sls per head. As the accounts for the French budget for IS7o are not yet definitely dosed, the amount of the surplus cannot be stated with precision, hut to estimated at $14,400,001 THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY. MAY 14, 1876-SlAliiimV PAGES WASHINGTON. Additional History Connected withtheChicago Pen sion Office. The Testimony of Miss Sweet and iockey Bears Hard on Com missioner Baker. We Are Told How Mr. George Camp bell Secured His Siuceure; And How, with -the Utmost Regularity, He. Drew His Stipend. The Confederate House Forced to Notice Doorkeeper Fitz hugh’s Sinful Record. A Resolution of Expulsion Debated and Finally Referred. Charley Ham’s Pilgrimage Likely to Result in Sore Disap pointment. OUR PENSION AGENCY. A LITTLE BISTORT CONNECTED ‘WITH IT. Special Dispatch to The Tribune, Washington, D. C.,‘ May 13.—The Civil Ser vice Committee this morning resumed its in instigation of matters connected with the Chi cago Pension Agency. George W. Campbell and H. B. Johnson, former clerks in the Pen sion* Office under Gen. Sweet, and Joseph ;Lockey, former Deputy Commissioner of •Pen sions, were examined. The following is a brief abstract of the testimony of each witness: George W. Campbell is 69 years of age. Was a candidate for the Pension Agency before Sweet was appointed. An' arrangement was .made between Campbell's friends and SweU’s friends that Sweet should be appointed :md Campbell should have a position in the office at $3,500 annual salary. The only consideration he knew for this was that the friends of both parties agreed to It. Question by Gen. Hurlbut—Who do you al lude to as your friends! Who made that ar rangement! Answer—J.-Russell Jones was more a friend than any other. Campbell entered upon the duties of Chief Clerk upon Sweet's appoint ment. Occupied that position for about a year under that arrangement. Was constantly em ployed. ‘Subsequently, at'Sweet’s solicitation, Campbell entered into ANOTHER ARRANGEMENT, which was that he. should receive $1,500 Instead of $2,500, and should not do work at the office unless called on. Bweet expected to give more attention himself to the duties ,of the office; hence this arrangement- Campbell went occa sionally to the office during tnat year, and al ways went once a month to draw his pay. This arrangement lasted until Sweet was removed. Campbell could not say whether during that year he was carried upon the rolls, but he was paid by Sweet regularly each month at the rate of $1,500. Campbell held no other office under the United States during the time he drew this pay, nor has he- ever held Federal office except for a time as a Commissary. Campbell signed vouchers for this pay as Pension Clerk. Jones interested himself on account of • CAMPBELL’S FAITHFUL SERVICE. Jones had promised to use his influence for the appointment.’ He was the principal person who oiaed him. Jones bad no knowledge or the second arrangement about the $1,500 salary. Campbell did not positively state that the ap pointment of Sweet was conditioned upon the pay ment to Campbell of $3,500 shlary. Campbell had no personal knowledge. Be only knew of this ar rangement with Sweet as be was informed of it by Mr. Jones, and Jones knew nothing of the last arrangement, as be wasahroad at tbe time, and bad no connection with making it before he went. Campbell could not remember that any persons except J. Bussell Jones, William H. Bradley, and Judge Drummond interested themselves for him. Campbell heverpaid one cent of tbe money to any person. . In reply to a question by Mr. Brown, Campbell said, “It iaa fact that ! was in the office doing no. work at the salary of $1,600 for one year, at least. That arrangement continued as long as Gen. Sweet was In office. Question by Mr. Brown—Wasjiot that a most extraordinary arrangement ? A.—lt might be considered so ordinarily. Q.—Did it so Impress you at that thne? A.—No, sir; I always felt inclined to do as Sweet wished, as the difference was out of his own pocket I held myself ready to do the work. Campbell thinks that he may have mentioned this matter to his brother, B. U. Campbell, aa be certainly'did to his family. He never made any secret of it. Js certain that Ben H. Campbell was not connected in any way with the arrangement with Sweet.. Q.—’W’aq the support by Jones of Sweet's application for this office on the condition that you be made clerk? A.—l understood that to be tbe case, ar. 3. JOHNSON testified in substance that he was engaged under Gen. Sweet during the greater portion of the time when Campbell drew his .salary. Rover understood that Campbell did duty as clerk. .Saw him about the office always on pay-day;.sometimes oftener. Knew that Campbell was paid from a personal in spection of the stubs of Sweet's check-book. Sweet keptno regular roll of the clerks, and Carqpboll was paid as the other clerks were. . The average salary of the other clerks was sl2 a week, the chief clerk 51, 500 a year. THE BLAKELY DEFICIT. Johnson testified of his own knowledge - as to one fact which shows that the deficit was Blakely's. He said; “All the- knowledge 1 have is this;. At the time the Pension Agency-was turned, over to Hiss Sweet, David Blakely made a claim of $3,200 on account of fire. I said that the Auditor would probably not allow It. Be said tbathe would Tnairp arrangements to have it straightened out.” This statement is in direct contradiction of the statement made by Gen. Baker to i 1196 Sweet. Deputy Commissioner Lockoy confirmed the tes timony given by Miss Sweet in every particular. The substantial points of. LOCKET’S TESTIMONY Jn brief are these; locker said: M ‘l'dld not know anything of the transaction of Blakely and Miss Sweet and Gen. Baker except this; About Oct. 1, 1874, I visited Chicago and examined the books of the Agency. 1 discovered what appeared to be a deficit or mistake of about $3,000. Miss Sweet said that she knew that; she was endeavorisgto straighten It oat, and hoped to do bo after the payments were made. Hiss Sweet at that time madeno state pent aa tq the cause of this deficit or mistake. I left, Chicago for Dubuque, and returned in three days. While at Dubuque, on October 3,1874, I received the following telegram from Gen. J. H. Baker, then Commissioner of Pensions: [The wit-, ness here produced the original telegram. ] Wash ikqton, D. G.. Oct. 8. lß7±—J2o*. J. Joseph _ Deputy Commissioner of Pensions, Du buque, Jowa , care of Pension Agent: You need not atop at the Chicago Office, as! will go there. J. H. Basts,* Commissioner of Pensions; Lockey, after this telegram of instruction, made no further examination. He was surprised to have received the telegram, as he bad communicated nothing to Baker on the subjecL At that time Mfss Sweet TOLD HIM THE E2TIZBB BTOBY eaxrtly aa detailed in her testimony. She said that= the deficit was Blakely’s, and that be had promised to make it good. Lockey examined the state ™ too raw that she had receipted to Blakely for $40,000, which was $3,000 more than books showed to havebeen on hand, lackey immediately returned to Wash ington, and saw Gen. Baker. Almost his first * Baker was, how he came to send to mm that telegram at Dubuque. Bakerreplied that he had heard from Blakely, and claimed to be sur prised at the transaction. Lockey said Baker "ex pressed considerable surprise, and add that* he would go out there and see that it was an right. The relations between Baker and Blakely were ap parently fncndly. Baker went West. I letter from Gen. Baker during hfa absence. He said that he had found that it waa aa I stated, and that it would all be arranged." MUCH-INDICTED. WHICH THE BAMB AHPLIE3 TO WICKED PITZ- Boon. Bpttiia Dispatch to n, Triimtu. WabheiotoNj D. O, May 113,—Doorkeeper Fitzhugh Is soon to lose his official head. The reform Congress does not get oa -Tcll. Itsez- Contcderate offidels 1 effidavlUveie read hr the House today, ifhkfc AowtS tjnil -Fttziradi, 1 iOaarkeqwr tftttw ftißfctew>u Obdcob ia Richmond, and Doorkeeper of the ox-Conleder ate Congress here, was once indicted for arson, once for larceny, and once 'for perjury. Under, these indictments he was acquitted, but Judge Durham, member of thaHouse from Kentucky, then his counsel, stated to-day upon his indi vidual authority that be -and -Fitabugh were both sworn fa one of the trials, and tliat Titzhugb, upon a mutual issue, swore directly to the contrary *of*whflt Durham himself swore, nnd nobody charges Durham with perjury. ■ The situation was made very uncomfortable for Fitzhugh horn' the fact thkt the Chairman of the; Democratic Commit-. 1 tee in the district where Durham resides makes the original charge against Fitzhugh In_ the Mourur-Jourrial, -and. calls upon Durham to state whether or not . , yiTZHUOff Dro PUKJUBS HIMSSLF, and-as if this was not enough, White, of*Ken tucky, who may be the youngest and moat foolish,, but who certainly la the most persist ent member of the .House, succeeded in having read, amidst the jeers of the House and galleries, FiUbugh’s recant ridicu lous letter. There was. a prolonged struggle over the question whether Fitzhugh should be hnnre diately"dismissed without investigation and with dishonor, or whether his case should-be referred to a committee. The Bepublicans forced the Demo crats into taking notice of the charges. The Dem ocrats were divided as to what course to pursue. Glover bad ready a resolution instant dismissal. • Lamar declared that, even if FJtebngh had been acquitted, the cases show that be is aw Individual guilty of gross moral turpitude and an infamous person. Randall, and. TEdcu, of Illinois, TRIED TO STrmi.n FITZHUGH, bat their efforts were fruitless. The case was sept to the Committee on Buies with instructions to report immediately. It seems probable that the Committee will report for a summary dismissal by Monday. 8o Biggeman Fitzhagh and his eon. Fay are likely to step down and out. The end is cot yet. It is understood that on Monday charges will be presented against ANOTHER OFFICER OF XRB iidtJSß, to the effect that be bos been bartering the offices writhiqg his gift for money. It is stated that the proofs of this are of the most positive charkcter. It is perhaps surprising, therefore, that a prominent Democratic member this afternoon tola st Republican that all the Be- Sablicana had to do was to go borne, leave the emocrats here, label them n lunatic asylum, and await with confidence the result of the Presidential election. A CURIOUS FEATURE of the debate was the protest of Singleton, of Mis sissippi, that Fitzhugh should not be dismissed without a bearing, after Singleton bad just signed the report against tne Government Printer, when the latter practically had no bearing. UNION PACIFIC. Special Dispatch to The Tribune, THOSE MISSING BONDS. Washcjcton, D. C., May 13.—Gen. G. M. Dodge, of Council Bluffs, la., was before the House Judiciary Committee to-day, and exam ined at length as to the affairs of the Union Pa cific BaQroad. He bod been Chief-Engineer of the rood during the whole period of its con struction, but was not an officer of or connected with the Construction Company or Credit Mo bflier. ‘He bad no knowledge of any fraud or misappropriation of the funds of the Company in bis department, or of any facts which would be a cause of forfeiture of their charter. So far as he knew, the road .was built and finally completed in accordance with the law and the re quirements of the Government, and that it had been bo found by the different Commissioners which bid examined and reported on his work. The Company does not own any of the first mortgage bonds, and the present Board of Di rectors he believed owned a majority of the stock, of the Diligent efforts had been made by the officers of the Company to RE CO FEB THE BONDS LOST IN 1869 at the time the office of the Company was driven from 2few Tone on account of the Barnard injunction, and three different Committees had investigated the subject, and ex perts had worked for two years, but that no one had been able to discover. where they had gone. He was In Washington in 1871, at' the time the legislation was had, directing tbo Secretary of the Treasury to resume the payments to the Company of the half transportation earnings, and authoriz ing the special mortgage under which the bonds were issued to build the Omaha bridge, «nd he knew of no expenditure of money, directly or in indirectly, to procure that legislation. With reference to the money received by him from C. S, Bushnell, it was paid him as proceeds of stdek purchased of Busbnell, as stated by him in the Wilson report. To th* Western Associated Press. PROPOSED LEGISLATION. Washington, D. C-, Uoy 13.—The House Com mittee on the Judiciary have not perfected the bin recommended by Representatives Lawrence and Knott, to secure indemnity to the United States from the Pacific Railroad Companies by retaining in the Treasury all the money which Is or may be owing them, and apylying it for the payment of the money due to the Government. These gentlemen say that if thebUlshouldpass.it will save to the Government 8150,000,000, or more, while it would invade no rights of property or any privilege se cured bylaw. The proposition of Sidney Dillon, oa behalf of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, to return the lands at $2.50 per acre, as a payment, was considered by the Committee as impracticable. NOTES AND NEWS. CHAHLET HAM*S PILGRIMAGE. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washikotos, D. C. t hlay 13.—Charles H. Ham docs not meet with much. success in can vassing for the United States Jlarshalshlp to succeed Ben. Campbell. Ham brings with him a great many letters of recommendation from members of the Board of Trade and commer cial people, but has not yet developed much political strength here. It is, in the first place, by no means certain that Campbell is to be Re moved, although several Congressmen state that they are confident he will be requested to resign, as Babcock, his sotf-in-lavr, was. If there should be a vacancy* two members at least of the Illinois delegation have candidates of their own. Gen. Horlbot will favor the ap pointment of the present Deputy Marshal, Gilman, who is from Hurlbut’a county. Gen. Henderson will advocated the claims of Stephen Paddock, and it is expectcdthiitß orchard may hare a candidate. The members from the Southern districts appear Inclined to let the Marshulship go to Chicago if it goes anywhere. K3SOJT, of the. inter- Ocean, has been in conference to-day with Cohkling’s managers. He leaves to-night for Hew York. 'Frank Palmer is not here, os was stated yesterday. THE POSTAL HILL. The House spent the afternoon 1 upon the Post- Office Appropriation bill without accomplishing much. When the paragraph in relation to salaries of Postmasters was reached, an effort was mode to nut the salary of tho Postmaster at Kew York at SB,OOO, tbo Committee having roduceditto SO,OOO. Mr. Holman deprecated the effort to increase sal aries, and said it was this grasping after salaries that bad so demoralized the country apd made the scramble after office so disgraceful. It was only, in late years that the effort was made to increase salaries. In the earlier and better days of the Republic, there was not so much extrava gance. Mr. Hall (Maine) thought Mr. Holman made a mistake in his effort to reduce salaries. He . heard .no complaint that. Federal salaries were too high, and the salaries of to-day were not equal in comparison to what they were a few years ago. -BABHBT CAULFIELD does not expect to accompany the Sob-Committee toßewYork to investigate little Johnnie Daven port. The report that Gen. Babcock hots gone to Vermont to interview Wiles, and to Canada, to see Barrington, is incorrect. It to intimated that the Senate may decldS that It has jurisdiction in the Belknap impeachment case,onthe ground that the judicial act oi impeach ment dates back to the earliest moments of the date, and, therefore, the resignation on tee same date cannot hare any effect as against impeach ment TTTR NEW ORLEANS DTVBSTWATINO COMSnTTSB to-day decided to proceed South next week. The Democratic members ace indisposed to investigate the murder of Twlchell at Coushatta. A dis charged Deputy United States Marshal of Rcw Or leans has been obtained by Democrats'to give evi dence injurious to the Republicans. The latter wBl endeavor to show his thoroughly bod charac ter, and that he was discharged on account of his gross cruelty in exacting processes. THE APPROPRIATION BELLE; The Democrats of the House have been com pelled to suggest a caucus to the Democratic Sena tors, and tolnduce them to agree upon the modifi cation of the Appropriation bills by which the Sen ators will stand-in the Senate. To tha Western Associated Press. MORRISON'S REVENUE BILL. WASHnrdTON, D. C., May 13.—The Sub-Ways and Means Committee examining the Morrison In ternal Revenue bill gave a hearing to-day toT. R. Spence, of Cincinnati, and TT, C. Hudson and D. Catlln, of St. Louis, in opposition to the section which provides that tobacco shall be soldonlyin packages not intended to be opened between the factory and consumer.. Hie Sub-Committee, after argument; concluded that-thepresent law on the •subject should not be changed. Ha ppj Thought. Hme. Suzanne Ttogtef, * good actress, bat ex tremely stoat, was one night enacting a part in a melodrama with Taiilaoe, the original Pierre of “ The Two Orphans," who had, at one ment, to carry her tainting off the stage. He tried with all his tofebt to lift the fairncroine; hut, although ebe helped her little comrade by standing on Up-toe in the testa! manner, be was tumble tomoveher an inch. At this juncture * boy la the gißefy erted ©Qt, “Take* cac, and coma bn for tharest?* FOREIGN. Tie Hew Turkish War min ister Thought to Be in Favor of Reform. A Pacific Policy Decided bn by the Berlin Con ference. The British Government Will En tertain the Petition for the - Fenians’ Pardon. Details of a Horrible Mutiny on an .English Vessel. Prospect of-Serious Trouble in the Spanish Basque Provisoes. . GEEAT BRITAIN. WISSLOW. Loxsos, - May 13.—The ten days for . which Winslow was recommitted having expired,* the ap plication for his release was renewed this morning. It waa epposed by the Govenimfint,'and bc wasie commltted for ten days longer. The •Attorney- General said that if Secretary Fish's answer to Lord Derby's note hod not then be6n received, the Government would pot raise any further objection to his case. DIED. CoL Thompson, the Mayor ot Uverpoo), is dead. ORDERED 70 TUSKET. The British fleet in the Mediterranean bos'been ordered to rendeavdos immediately at-Smyrna, in. view of the possible Oriental difficulties. MDTunr. • - The back Caswell arrived at Queenstown io-day Jn tow of a gunboat The mutineers killed Capt Best, who belonged In London, and 'the fleet and second mates and Mr. Stewart, all of Glasgow. One of the seamen killed two of the mutineers, both of whom were'Greek. Another Greek sailor Hvas badly cot with an ox, but survived, and was landed a prisoner at Queenstown. Capt Best was shockingly mutilated. The mutes were" shot and stabbed. The steward was shot while coming up the companion ladder. All four were tied together and thrown overboard, the Captain and second mate being at that time not dead. Qusxkbtown, Ireland, May 13.—James Garrick, a seaman, in charge of the bark Caswell, reports as follows: “On leaving Antofagosta, the crew consisted of the Captain, mate, second mate, steward, three Greek, two' Italian, and two En flish seamen, a carpenter and two boys. On the th of January, theGrcekand Italian sailors .mu tinted and murdered the officers. Knowing some thing of navigation, X took charge. The foreign ers wished to take Che vessel to Greece.. About*. month afterwards, when off the coast of Brazil, the boys overheard a plot between'the Greeks and Italians to murder the * Englishmen aboard. The carpenter and myself succeeded in over powering one of the Greeks, whom we put in irons, we were compelled, in self-defense, to kill the other Greeks, one of whom was the ring leader of the mutiny. The two Italians then left : the vessel on the boat, taking a letter from .me, to deliver when theygot ashore. The vessel was brought here by the remainder-of the crew. TBS TBSIAS VS ISONBBS. The Government has decided to entertain favor ably the request for an amnesty to the Irish political prisoners. . TUB IRISH 30203 AT BILL. Smyth’s-motion in favor of closing public houses in Ireland throughout Sunday, which passed the House of Commons, merely declared that in the opinion of the House it is expedient that the law which forbids the general sale of in toxicating liquor during a portion of Sunday in Ireland should be amended to apply to the whole of the day. The Hirtu says the question practically raised was, whether on a matter purely concerning their own constituencies, the opinion of the vast ma jority of the representatives of Ireland should' be' overcome. The Irish people may fully be said to be unanimous, in favor of Sunday closing. 'An. earnest bus been given of fair treatment of tha Irish local feeling, which may be trusted to bear good fruit, and it is only astonishing that the Government-should haye wantonly exposed them selves to-defeat by throwing away -so admirable, an opportunity for reconciliation. FAILURES, R. OE. Davidson & Co. , and Alexander Orowe & Co., in the Eastern trade, have failed. Their liabilities are about £70,000 each. TUEKEY. ANOTHER BATTLE. Ragttba, Hay 13. —Advices - from Sclavonic sources -state that a battle was fought yesterday near Besses, to which 700 Turks-and 100 insur gents were killed. TUB BRUTAL TURK. The Turks at Lada celebration over the murder of the German and French Consuls at Sa lonica. ITALIAN WAB VESSELS. Hafles, Hay 13. —Two more Italian iron-dads under'Vice-Admiral Viry, have gone to Salon! ca. THE COOTEREHCB. Bsblxe. May 13.—. Everything points to a com plete understanding having been arrived at by the representatives of Germany, Austria, and Russia, in connection with the Turkish..question.. They ore clearly agreed upon a pacific policy. The de cisions arrived at have-been communicated .to the English, French, and Italian Ambassadors. Ond result of the conference is that Turkey has been requested to grant the insurgents tm extension of the armistice for the purpose of executing the promised reforms sad aiding farther negotiations. The Powers also intend to reinforce the naval strength of the Scutari for the greater protection of the Great credit is given to Prince Gortschakoff for the able, manner in which be handled the Eastern question. EIfCOUHAGWO. Bcnunr, May 13. —Notwithstanding the Pessi mist language of the newspapers of this city, the present Ministerial changes In Turkey are regarded m diplomatic circles as favorable to pacification and reform. The new Grand Vizifer decidedly fa vors reform, and from the well-known energy of Hussein Avoir Pasha, the new War Minister, it is expected official protection will be afforded, to ChristianMgainst tbo fanaticism of the Turks. SPAIN. boaacpnoif. Madrid, MayT3.—ln the im portant statements were made regarding transac tions between the accountants of the Department of Ihe Public Treasury arid the Bank dfParis,' the Bank of Egypt, and the Spanish Mortgage Bank. The Inspector of the Public Debt'Accounts also made serious disclosures, causing a great sensa tion. Sextor Sardaal made a thorough inquiry* Minister CaUanUs said that the Government would co-operate in any measure that the Cortes might adopt. Without farther action, the House- ad journed amid groat excitement. THE V DEEDS- Mad hid, May 13.—At a conference to-day be tween Prime Minister Caaovas del Costello and delegates from the Northern provinces in regard to the Paeros, the latter dedie'd that ’ thhir privileges were incompatible with the constitutional unity of Spain', and refused farther negotiations unless the privileges of their provinces were incontcstibly maintained. Costello rejected Che ' demands, and the conference terminated. It is believed that' the question of abolishing the Fneros will be sub miltedto tho Cortes Wednesday next. Congress baa appointed a committee to moke a * minute inquiry into the management of (he l finances of the Government fromlß69 *91874.- ; 3FEAKCE, RICARD’B SUCCESSOR. Paris, May 13,—The Pigaro asserts that at ttiej Council of Ministers yesterday It was decided toI propose to President HacMahon the name of J)e- Marcere, Moderate Republican, _ for Under. Seers-1 taryof State, a*, the succossor of the late Bicard, : Minister of tee Interior. Esquires, the Radical Senator 'from M&rselfiea, la dead. EMBEZZLEMENT AND ARSON. Roues, Mar li—Genuchalde, .manager of the Theatre des Arte, at Boaen, has been .arrested, charged with embezzlement and being theauthor of the resent Are. MEXICO. -REPORTED Fisimsci. Galveston; Tex.,. May 13. —The Galveston- Sewt' special, doted Bio Grande City, May 13, coys: At daylight this morning Escobedo left Mier with bis force, and It is reported there has been hard flghtmgncarCamargo. It is not known which, side has gajped tee day. The report Is that 300 were killed and 1,000 wounded. . A ah*n wtmrii; a chnrch in Camargo, killing a priest and four women at prevent Poor large boats are landing iofihtry opposite CSmiargo onthe San Juan River. FLOODS. fladM Dtsposeft to J7m Tribune, Hoßrrjuux, MaylS.—Adlspateh from Brampton, Quebec, says the Gcaxtd Trunk Railway is washed away at teat place, and the water is 8 * feet deep. There is another washout half a mile west of the station, and 20 feet of water on the track. . Special Dispatch to T?ie Tribune^ Ottawa. OnL, May 13.—The extraordinary floods which areno'w sWeßlfig the Ottawa to. an un- g race dented height continue, and those ttrirpoya od'Co spcik'ftSert'tSirnJe water will continue to s±m J -dor s weak yet. point to submerged, and the Inhabitants are In a ternble .plight. People move about Id boats,,and live fit the oftheirhodees. Two.houses were washed from their foundations this morning, and carried down the river, Several others will probably move ofT to-night- Kariga- • tion is at a stand-stll, and hundreds of boatmen are lying around idle. The Qui boom gave way last night, and 100,000 logs escaped, four steamers ancTSOO'hmrdred men "are -atworfc at Aylmcren— deavoring to save the boom below that place. Should It break several hundred thousand dollars worth.of.property will be lost, * .. .. LascastebT N. H., May 13.-The water in the Connecticut river is steadily-rising, and the night cldacdfn wUhhcavy Tttfn. Tfo lives hare 'M:yet been reported lost, but the damage to property has been very great. Tracks of the Boston, Concord and'Mbntrcal/snd Grand Trunk Roads feater for twenty miles. At Northumberland, six iftlles above here, a torrent ten feet deep swept through the village. GHTJEGH COUNCILS. METHODISM. , BAtTrttoßZ, May 13.—1 n the Methodist ‘Episco pal Conference to-day/theiewsA laldon the, table, after much discussion, the resolotion that the election of book agents, editors bf the New ‘York. Christian Advocate, Western Christian Advocate, Central Christian* and Quarterly to be made the order of the day for Wednesday next. W. Q. Hunter, of the Book Committee, to which had been referred the 'memorial presented by Dr. Lanahan, charging the insolvency of the Western Book Concern, submitted a long report giving in detail the assesta and liabilities of that concern. It stated thaf the * exhibits, when compared with -the formerquadrennioms, show thot-st no period in Its history were the assets and "netcapital os great -as at-present, and concluding with the reconuxfesda bon of tbe.poasage of resolutions that the assertion of the memorialists that the Western Book Con cern is practically Insolvent, and iain'on rmsbnnd, dangerous, and bankrupt condition, is’bothinhjnst and untrue, and entitled to ho'consideration''by the public,-and tbatohy member of the M. S. Church who was-instrnmental in its clandestinepublication in’-the newspapers deseepes the cenaure df mis General Conference ond-tlse condemnation of every - true friend of the Church. A wannand excited debate followed Hhe intro-1 Auction of the report, in the'progress of -which it: was statedbyDr. Lanahan that the charges of the memorialists in regard ~to “the condition of the Western Book Concern were inspired by statements made byDr. Nelson, of the New York Book Con cern,-before theßaltlmor e Conference, htits ses sion in Washington City. Dr. Nelson disclaimed-having made any state ment from which-euch conclusion. could be drawn. During the discussion between thesetwo gentle men there was an evident disagreement as to the statement actually made by Dr. Nelson. A motion to strike ont that part of the resolution Censtiriiig ; the-niember instrumental in thecladdes-- tine publication'of memorial was lost bya-large majority, and the report ‘and resolution‘were adopted. Dr. Newman, of Washington, reso lution -for fheappointment of-a Committee to in quire into andreport upon the discrepancy or dif ference of -statement between Dr. Lanahan ’and: Dr. Nelson, as to what thelatteraUted -before the Baltimore. Conference. Dr. Olio, of the Wyoming Conference, opposed the proposition, He objected to sending outhr vestigatmg or exploring committees.' The fever If or each committees was contagions juatnovr, 'find prevalent in the latitude from which Dr. Newman ■came. . “Afterfufther disenssiontbe matter was tabled. . Bfthop Carman and -the Rev. Mr. Lotmds berry, fraternal delegates from Canada, took fonnal leava oftbe Conference, andDr.Nelson said be was de sirous to have an interview with the Committee of the Baltimore-Conference-as to what-he-stated be fore that Committee in regard to the Western Book Concern.. - An invitation to bold the nest General Confer ence at Cincinnati was . read. .It was stated that invitations from Indlanapolls’and 8L Louis would be also formally extended. Friday-next was deslmiatedTor'Sxmg a place. Adjourned. THE COLOB LINE. Charleston, May 13.—The question of the ad 'mission of colored Protestant Episcopal congrega ; tlona to .representation, which bad agitated the South' Carolina Diocese for twoor three years, was ; settled last* night, after a 'warm discussion In-the Diocesan Convention, by the rejection of the appli > cation at 6l Mark's Church for admission. _ A majority of clergy favored the application, hot it was rejected by the vote of the lay delegates. BAPTISTS. Richmond, May 13.—1 n the Southern Baptist Convention to-day, a report was read of women's work in foreign' fields, urging an increase of laborers. The Rev. Dc. S. L. -Helm, of Kentucky, -readthe report of the Committee on Indian Missions, which requires an enlargement of the work, and establishment of schools. Adopted. Mocnyir and sanset. St. Louis, May 12.—SToodyaud Sankey arrived here to-day en ronte to theSabbath : BChool Conven tion tobe held atKansaa City,, Mo., next -week. They will hold a gospel-meeting at the Rlpk to morrow. CEQIE. CANADIAN ITEMS, JSpecial Dispatch The Tribune, ■Bjuuptos, Out, Hay 13^— The ’trial of Chris topher Ward for the murder of his wife,-tcnaln ated to-day. The Jury found him guilty, and he was sen fenced to be hanged on the 20th* of June. Ward, who is a farmer In the Towhshlp of Cale don. on the Bth of April, Trilled his"wife, mutila ting hor body in a horrible manner. Afterwards be set fire to the house, and homed the body af* most to a crisp. - SpeciCd Dtapafc/i to The 7Vf&w«. pETEunono, May 13.—James Kyan, who killed h!s wife by ttabbinglier through tbo heart onMon day last, in Jail here awaiting trial, has made sev eral attempts to take his own life, and has to be closely watched. . _ . _ Special Dispatch is The Tribune. sfoXTB&AL, May la. —Notorious silk robbera.wera arrested in this dty to-day on the charge of stealing silk valued' at §30,000 from a dry-goods stbte on Chatham street, Kew York. NABBED AX EAST. Special DUpdlch ie The THtmne* Sioux Citt, la,, May ia—Sheriff McDonald re turned to this city to-day from Indiana, where he went a few days ago'to 'capture a noted horse thief’named HobCrt McFarran, with several aliases, who operated in this section last fail, stealing about a dozen horses, and tried to kul the Deputy-Sheriff who was following him. McFarran succeeded in escaping but hSs befcn followed from place to place eVer since by the Sheriff, who finally effected his arrest on a farm about 30 miles from Mancie, Ind. on Tuesday, and arrived here In safety with the prisoner. -He now occupies a secure place In jail, and will probably not have another opportunity to Btc&l hones or snoot officers for seven! veara lo come. J ACQUITTED. Bock IstiSD, HI., May 13.—The trial, of DtvM 3. Van Meter, (Styßdltor of the Argot, for man slaughter In killing John B. Stanbach-vshen at tacked by him on the 7th of April, began, on Wednesday and closed at noon to-day by* a verdict of acqoittal. Thejnry vrae oat only thirty-five minutes. The verdict was in accordance with pub lie expectation.. . Van Meter is in receipt of tele grams of; congratulation from the Soldier*’ Or phans* Home, and others. V/AITI LI KKll. Msirara, T«mn., May 18.-MvS6> dfipafcHSi ! announce the capture of Bd Johnson, the notorious express robber, at TTniontown, Ky, Johnson was servings term in the Penitentiary for robbiniMea senger Brady, and recently escaped from Nash- IXOGGINq. New Castes, May 13.—Ten men tops to-day, and, afterwards, punished in BEECftEB. The B«t. Dr, Taylor Wont Dear Bowen’s Secret Statement* . York* 13.—The Evening Poit bats* •TbeEev. Dr. Taylor peremptorily rctlliia hi hear Bowen’s private story aboat Mr. Beecher ” The following is Dr. Taylor’s letter to the Clerh Of Plymouth Church: “X regret to Say that nnust ; to, he present at any such interview between Mr. Beecher aid 7 w? Bowen, as that which is proposed thi resolnUona winch you have sent m£ 1 cannot to he gained by S.° toe 4 safe in which the secrets then to be dis closed are to he locked up, while, It the cctccS somtr opteioaabont the statement which might be ojje, then it maths to me unreasonable to.aS that 1 should SmnnSffto? K 7 ' 11 “ mJ “Toast desire that Bee the end of ita trials, «n* a responsibility which mar be BfOTMriv affi'/.,?"' 1 mn?Sri 7 ns^ should not be laid upon any one nun, .amL there- *** re * ueat BoW They Bmolce fa» BtiSsl*. ST. FciersUmj Cvna&onderL&. saa Trandsco C2ro»- SmoHng, too, to a favorite custom with the Russians, as I had learned even before Rndin<r myself seated at a restaurant table opposite a aanwho, with a cigar in one hand anoa fork m the other, alternately refreshed Mmsolf with a morsel of food and a puff at his dgar. I algo S£*JS nn &f2 OTnpUs 2 ed ’ and elegant Moscow ■ tody, who, besides-, emoting i D ber own room,' always joined with her htfsbandin -hb afi&i _ dinner ajarette, smoked at the table. THE WATEE-WORKS. A Careless Employe Comes Near Smashing the Big Engine. ATSpeclal Alderinanic COmnlltte*- Appolnted to investigated - r Why Crogier Was Bemoyed~p w ,. posed. 'Abolition of the Board V' -of-PublictWorta. ■>' There has been for some days a snspldoa oj hi competency In the management of the Wate* Works. Interested had an inonitfu-:* eye'on'the establishment, watching’the bp®*? tions. There'has been a want of employes,i and a quiet waltingfor j\ OnTridayaflcrhodn'it was suspicions were well grounded. The ’ ginecr, Troutman,. had. dete* mined to . overhaul one of the \ and shi/t'the - wheel a quarter of Sj* Inbh.* To do this it was' necessary to"take'bfl :< the crank and- support the wheel.: A huge beam was procured'and •'placed across the order, that one of the spokes should restupo# it and support the wheel. When the beimmiY in'position one'of'the workmen was sent te * Start the'engine slowly, *to bring^the-sp&i .t down, to tbe beam. Probably no mau inffht t country could ’.have in - iny; worse ‘shape than did* this , ular -workman. He appeared. to' be-utteriy * ignorant of thel first principles of is the last man'who should have been seat on ■ thw errand. Seizing the'lever ho Apparently it'did not make much difference to*- him which way'thihgs “went-so j lOng 4s-the*.l Went. - ; Heplungcdlcto as though-the x engine weie a spoiled toy to be knocked khemt " at will, and ‘completely broken r Up, to be thrown out the 'window; i An experienced man-would’bare cased~dowi£ti» \ spoke and stopped, bat this apprentice pulled her * turned, and a spoke caught the heavy about tbe centre. : It balanced nicely. Gathering* power, the wheel around, the" and gyrating. Fora second the spectators* wirt? paralyzed; then*'cam* a shout and-a geflemTc&tlj teifßgfdf'Bitety. The wheel-made half * tha beam, wMch &TBCCK. T3B ISOS’ FLOOBUfQ * ri CRASH, The machinery shuddered and then stood still H was not known what* damage'was done, but tbs steam was fumed off. The beam was jommedfaat beiwe en a spoke and the floor, on the from its stirting point- The matter was reported to the caucus "of AiJe> men held yesterday ‘afternoon," and Messrs. Kirk and Bawleiglrwero appointed a to investigate. They visited the. engine but were' unable to'determine the'esfent'of 1 the In-' jar/done, if any, J brh'ow longthe citf will pnved * the "Hie >of : th« ’pump.' -Th*t\ •it is is 'certain. 'The -ex-' pense ’of sucha piece of machinery would to call for some care in handling, and * lie 'Kandeg' bf Frlday’ls'lriexcUsible. ‘The Cotxhcil'wili 'into the matter and longs. Another examination of the engine will ha. made to-morrow, and the exachextent of the dam* i age-ascertained: fortunate-that-no-hves* were* ; loat, and that a atone is left in the building. Half a revolution of thatmammotir wheel, carrying la beam of‘such-size, Was" almost'enough'to tear .the whole water* works system to piece, audit U ■ • only by a miracle that the dly escaped the Inton**- Tenlenctfdf H complete shut-off of the water wp* fpiy* 'that the big" engine hod "been irretrfevablyjiaay 'aged was in circulation all over the business*parT •of the city yesterday, and caused great constcr :: nation, especially among the underwriters, namben ■of .whom flocked, to. the. office of .the-Board ■ oLPnbilc Works to fihdAvh&t truth, if was in such nlartnfngintclligence. * The ‘member! of the Board of Public Works promptly demed'tfce sterjr Uatauydamage had been done to the eßgfcia, ■ They stated, dn*Mr. Chesbrough's ’ahtlidrity, tint' it was in perfectly good condition. It had been taken to pieces, for the purpose, of overhauling it, butwhsin such' shape that itcodldbe put -to gether again and be in running orderwithin an boor if its services were absolutely required- During the Summer scason/Owing to the greater* demm for water, it* is necessary-to use all the engines in order to have sufficient head ta 'force IBs water to the upper floors of building, and it was la order that the engine might be in- perfect condition that it was being overhauled at the time, theothtt ohea * furnishing ‘with 'eftee all • the* “Watir now required. Mr. Chesbrough stated to the 'Board - that :the engine was in -per fect 'condition, • -and that ’it would, running again perhaps Sunday morning, ce'rtsinly by 10 o'clock .Monday, Concerning the narrow eScapeTrdm destruction the Board ealdhothihg,: chegies's BEMOTjLL. The following statement In regard to the'Vemoval of.llr. Cregiec was famished a Tribune repoiMS, lastnightrbya gentleman well acquainted with UK facts: Crcgierls one of the'moat' capable 'engineers ii the cuontry, and erected and had full cbaige of th« water-works engines op to rite time of his remora! by CoMn-ln April. When be went to the ex-Maror to ascertain the ground upon which he was die* missed, beVas Informed that the Bdahl of Pohlk Works had united in a demand for hisTemoTal-hflf cause he was extravagant in the use vjf fuel/aM* had rofoscd to allow the attachment of , oaiokC’=eo» flamers. It was also intimated that he had nottos* talncdthe-Colvin party—a capital oSsnSe'ih itself. Iri reply to Hr. Colvin, CTegier explained that hi had opposed the smoke-consumers because were liable to destroy the boilers, and tiutitsou not bo true economy to risk ■thelr“destnictf<a in order to save what little fuel would'besarfldft case they turned out a success. This explanation, which will strike every practical man as arctoto able one, had no effect npon the great usurps* who responded that be was perfectlysSXisflriJwlti the action he had taken. There were, however, ' h . OTHBSRKASOSS 'ii -L forthe decapitation, which will best bo uflSenww by a recital of the following facts: Mr. ■ Qnintard,' the great engine- builder of Kew Tor*, wno his W< contract for the erection of’the WcstßWriM pumping works engines, ia bound by his tgreemeui to pnt -up the engines -and ran twin bflf year . himself before they will be . scctpire and .the price handed ..over. About four months ago, Mr. Prindiville, Board of PublicW'orks,'flcnt.a-man hriaedKTcr* ett, Vho Ia Ms brother-in-law, 'to ifc.'QuihtfiUi with a recommendation of his-fitness - for J flugerm* Undent of the works. The contractor, .h ever, absolutely refused to appoint t _tha man, unless he was recoiainahil^’Jo Me. Cregioc, in Whom Mr. Quihtard ssldnejM* the utmost Confidence, and who was the'Only Ttf* ia Chicago from whom* be would accept mendation. The result of this application was, ® reported to Mr. Prindiville in' Shortiyafterwsrda Mr. Qaintard came to the - cwj and. requested Mr. Cregier .to recontawM a suitable person to superintend--ta erection of the engines and attend to -thrt for a yew. Mr. Cregier recommended one of assistants, who accordingly obtained the appoint* ment. Prindiville demanded that Cregier flnoujjj use his influence with the contractor in favorotW candidate, hut he refused to interfere.. TheErefl* dent of the Board of Public Work*, withhold* human dcsipe for revenge, thereupon wentW.*" Colvin and solicited Cregier’s removal, to vriuCh rw quest the cx-Mayor cheerfully acceded. * . , .j .j Subsequently Mr. Prindivilie appointed -IB tive Everett as Superintendent or Inspector ouw West Side Works at a salary of -SI,BOO a This is quite a sinecure position, audobe wmcfli entirely unnecessary, because Qaintard aible for the engines until-bo fulfills bis ctmlracw and the man whom Cregier recommended is Intending the only real work that is in progrea* Moreover, it is said that Everett does no* ff*yr six hours a week at hU post. • -4^.5^ . One day when Cregier was over at the TV calf** Works he found four men engaged ■ If.: - .. BATTVTNQ OUT THE WATER El TBS W , with buckets. A man was also there supexmUao* Ing the job. These flve men were day. Mr, Cregier toM Mr. Thompson,. wi“* Board of Public Works, t»ho eht, that this was a useless ttlre of money, and he to surest n better plan to keep the well cijK » Water. Cregier said there was an old pumpjgfl*!: gine on the North Side, which if repaired wo«® n the work well at a small cost. Mr. Cregier^to go ahead .and hate thenngnmpnt" Working order. He did So, andhadltjmt West Side works and engaged amaa at §1.75 a day. Adding 7o cents aday ~ 2?m this made the coatof-keepingthe watictears--. 3n —a considerable saving on the nnratisfacwy f of balling out with buckets by flve men a Ad a intendenk 'l?_fnTtt The engine had not been In Operltlon 16pgw*2 Prindivtife discharged the §L7S put on a man in his place at §75 per mouth. Tbo contract for the stone foundation engines was given out by Mr. Prindiville for s**'’ 000. Mcesre. Singer * Tfllcott state That which is being u&ca for this purpose flf of *° PJJjj-. quality that they would ndt put it into the loou“» tlon of an inferior house. . , ViiwS{!^ . The facts show how. the Colvin have, been running things In one.ofihe city ments, and point to the necessity for Change. It is said that - ■ .ONB tF TBS FIRST ACTS OP SdCATOB would probably be to advise the Co nncll the Board of Public Works and to apt dent man aa Superintendent of the Public j» of the city. This wiU be an improvement present eystem, and will also break op graceful nepotism which has prevailed inttos partment for some time. a ,lrind of poetical justice, that Mr. Cre 1 «vju—| •Teceivc the appointment. That bo wonWjKgfc , the duties effldentiy aad-weUadono arrirerris do more competent man for ■ tlon in the Weak

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