Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 15, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 15, 1876 Page 1
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Nothing could surpass the charm of those portions of the biography In which Mr. Trev* o ynn plcturca Macaulay at homo-frotn the time when, already* man In learning, he romanced with hla play, mate# on Clapham Common, to the time when. Mill a ■Plrlta, he wrote to hit listen from tho n^& , 5 K 7?°.7!. of . tt ! ell( ! ul, ! ,of Commons, exuberantly I l ™, l / “'<l hrllllont descriptions or the great reform do* J*5SSr °.r.. B .r®, ntcvcn them In Groat Ormond "dtlng. and capping verses. In the in to rvalsnciwccn his astonishing the ifouso with displays '5f ,llch exccllcl everything heard since M?u.» e hi. < tTr atep Y , L , ; n ,n 11,0 Intervals of com* P?*JbR Wi' ,top /* 1,0 too^,hls nephowj and nieces with him on holiday fours, and kept them In Ola of laughter with puns, rhymes. and talc* from one end of a railway Journey to tho other. "—Animlner, London. * iwsfi? t . U!r>toL 9. ri . yTnsve, Y an 6n(l the others, while il I ,ff^ u ,> > .y o - ov i r ? lt l terrt , «>A playfulness, resemble f^l.£^l hOW! . , ? r l v,lt P Jo> irnn,B which some men keep for llSli own f«tfafartJ on , hut acmpiilously reserve for per* wading. They make us Intimately acquainted with tho great author ond statesman. We are present* VP* 1 •‘Bectlonntdand lovable nature, w .Rlßof Inspiring Intense attachment and ad* mirßtlon In those who were thu nearest end dearest to mm. *~Aon«on Ttnu*. ♦hl‘T?i2. w . f>rk . , . l ? l J ro ! obo • delightful surprise oven to •• Insatiable tlovoiircroi biographic*. . . . on l y be venerated os one of the minds of his age, lie Will bo loved os a man of strong domestic affections, and of singular breadth and strength of character. . . . 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Figures from thd Treasury to Explain an Apparent Deficiency. Sharp Overhauling of the Man agement of Naval Affairs. Political Influence, Favoritism, Ex' travaganoe, and Other Abuses. THE DEADLOCK. PRESIDENT GRANT THINKING OP IT. Special nitpatch to The Tribune, WASHINGTON, D. C., May 14.—President Grant has under consideration what course to pursue should the Senate and House fall to agree upon the bill making appropriations for the support of the Diplomatic and Consular service for the next liscol year. All unexpended balances on the 80th of Juno must bo paid back Into the Treasury, and he Is not certain but that it will be a violation of law for the President to con tinue the present Ministers and Consuls In offlcc after that time unless funds are previously appro preprinted for tho payment of their sal aries. The House, it will bo remembered, reduced tho appropriations for nalnrlcs below the amount fixed by existing laws, and the Senate Insist that these amounts should be appropriated until the laws have been changed. Meanwhile, tho Henntors and Representatives who arc on the Con ference Committee which has tho bill In charms urcatadcad-lock. NIGHT SESSIONS. ,Tho Appropriation Committee will endeavor to obtain on order directing the House to sit every night this week. It is the purpose of the Commit tee to push the Appropriation bills through the House so ns to render an early adjournment possi ble. The Chairman of the Appropriation Commit tee seams to bo alone In tho belief that this Is pos sible. - 1 SPENCER. THE MOBILE POSTMASTER. Special Dfipateh to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 14.—The Investiga tion of Senator Spencer is not fully concluded. One of the charges was that Moulton, a former Postmaster at Mobile, had spent a considerable sum of money for Spencer’s election. This was denied on the Investigation by a nulnbcr of wit nesses, who swore that tho money paid to Spen cer was money which Spencer had loaned him. C. F. Moulton, however, a brother of Moulton the then Postmaster at Mobile, writes to a friend In this city from SL Louis, under date of April 24. Ib7o, a letter a letter In which the following pas eugo occurs; * 1 •‘ I have recently suffered to tho extent of S3O. • 000 ns security of my brother, who formerly held this office. At least SIO.OOO of this stun was need to secure tho re-election of Senator Spencoiy—at least, I was so Informed by my brother at tho time of his failure. This experience gave mo a keen onprcclntlon of ofilclal corruption, as well as of official faithfulness.” This Moulton Is now a practicing lawyer In St. Louis, nnd has no connection with Alabama poli tics. The antl-Spcncer Republicans have culled their Convention for tho lUtli. The Spencer Re publicans for tho 2-lth. THE PENSION SCANDAL. A DISCREPANCY OP STATEMENT. Special Dispatch to 271* Tribune. '• Washington, D. C., May 14.—Tho statement of Gen. James U. Baker, that tho first knowl edge he had of tho deficit of Blakely In Miss Sweet’s office was obtained through regular official channels, cannot bo itcondled with tho testimony of Deputy-Commissioner Loekey. The latter swears that he made no communica tion to Baker between the Ist and fid of October of tho deficit ho had discovered, that on Oct. fibo received atDubnqttoa telegram from baker, mid that Immediately upon his return to Washington, when ho asked Baker howhoenmo to send such a tclctfhmi, Laker said ho had heard from Blakely. The Information from Blakely must have come between the let and lid of October. Blakely woe then a private dtlxcn. There Is a marked Inconsistency between Baker’s' published statement and Lockey’s sworn testi mony. THE NAVY. FAVORITISM IN PROMOTION—POLITICAL INTEU FBItENCB IN NAVY-YARDS—NAVY-I'ARD AUUSEd —AMERICAN ‘AND EUROPEAN NAVIES—TUB EIGHT SLOOPS-OF-WAR. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 14.—Commodore McN. Fairfax, In his testimony before tho Naval Investigating Committee, made some Interest- ing statements relative to tho conduct of tho navy. Ho was examined at the Klltcry Navy- Yard, Maine. He said that the great difficulty of raising tho tone of the service has been in the disregard of the law wllh respect to fitness for promotion. Men have bceu promoted without being properly examined. Tho tone of tho service as to a standard of morality (s not ns high as it would bo were the morals of officers properly examined, under the law. Ho cited as an Instance tho case of Commodore John M. Quackcnbush, who Is on tho Navy Register of 1870. Quackcnbush is under suspension by court-martial, and was dismissed from tho service for tho most scandalous conduct. During his dismissal a pro motion was made to fill tbo vacancy. Ho was afterwards restored to service, with out an act of Congress, which Is In violation of law. This strikes right at every officer lu tho service. Wo may havo anybody put over our heads Just In that way. In bis case,'the pro ceedings of tho court-martial must have been approved, us he was out of the sendee. He was a son-in-law of Dr. Howe, of Boston, and had great political Influence. Secretary Robeson was Induced to restore him from political Influ ence. Robeson cannot restore an officer once dismissed by court-martial without on act of Congress. Alfred Hopkins was on the Register of 1875 as Lieutenant-Commander. For some polit ical reason, without an act of Congress, ho was placed up to forty-third on tho list of Command ers. There are übiety Commanders, and ho was advanced to forty-third. That was more than they do In war-times. This man, ft Is said, did not behave properly before tho enemy. Tho Secretary, In putting him on tho Hat, failed to mt him where ho belonged. Ills number would mvo been thirty-second on the list. His ad vancement, without act of Congress, strikes a blow at tho service, and discourages those who huvo no blemish ut all upon their records. “ I soy, therefore,” sold Fairfax, “If that thing was nicely observed, of examining Into tho morals of our officers, and going by the law strictly, there would bo no trouble.” William L. Jlun.Hcom, who wus forced out of tho service on account of his conduct at tho Boston Navy- Yard, wus reinstated, notwithstanding consider able opposition by Gcu. Porter and others. Paymaster Belknap, who now Appears on tho re tired list, wus dismissed from tho service for Improper use of moneys. There Is an abuse ex isting, of placing men on tho retired list who have some Imaginary claim for services during the War. POLITICS IN NAVT-YAED9. Fairfax said; “I have been thirty-nine years In the service. Ever since I h&vo Known any thing about Nnvy-Yurds there hua always been more or Ices interference of politicians in thu management and employment of men ami thu management uf Navy-Yards. There has never been quite so much abuse os there has been lu thu last eight years, since Mr. Itobeson has as sumed charge of tho Navy Department. One great abuse has been tho cumber CHICAGO, MONDAY. MAY. 15, 1876. of men employed prior to election.. Ilamcnm, Olilcf of the bureau of Construction, has con* stantly Interfered, and put on 'wortnlcssjfTen instead of good one*. ; f .., . lazt sailor nonesoN. I have an opinion that Mr. Robeson, being a very mlolcnt man, and not attending to his duties, has allowed abuses through these bu reaux.” ■ ■ °- CUTTING OP GOOD SftlP9. The witness remembered one abusn at the Boston Yard In the summer of 1873. . Many men were taken on prior tothfclfictlonstd work on the Virginia, a very souna'olffljyUfl, having never been launched, and, of making room on her ways ftJßifothcr ship, she was In a measure destroyed. Bbc was so sound that they found a great deal of-difficulty In cutting her up. She would havo nmdo .n very Goo receiving-ship, to take thdT place of the Ohio. They cut a hole through tier bilge, and employed a large number of men to do It. Bhc' was a Ilvc-oak ship, and would have probably' lasted 100 years. }■ ; 3 . „ OUIt WAY, AND THAT <Jlf BDROF*.i Commodore Hall, Chief of and Docks, gave his opinion as, to, thoyrencral condition of the navy, mid the character of the eight sloops recently ordered huJJI by Conirrcss. He was asked: - • Q.—What Is your opinion of ,ffle material of the navy, at present, for war purjWscst A.—l think that the wnuden ships an destroyers of an enemy’s commerce, so fur as their liullsandsaWnenunlltles are concerned, ore equal to any ships of the sarno class In the world, and probably superior. lean* not sny quite so much In reference to their engines and boilers. liJbn’lthlnk they compare with cither the French or the English. for coasting defense, against on ohnxoy hot carrying very heavy guns, arc valuable vtwcls,*? 1 think they ore entirely unfit to go to sea: and 1 think that against the ordnance of France, England, Qomia* uy, Italy, and possibly Spain, they afe good for nothing. You will find another ofllccr to toll you that they will whip any vessel In tho world;but that Is my opinion. <£.—ln speed and armamcnL* than, you would say wc were deficient! A.—Undbubtcoly. TUB EIGHT B LOOPS OP WAR. Q.—hat Is your opinion of the eight aloops-of war now In course of conatructlon? - A.—l think the models of the wooden ships 'that I have seen nro ns good as thnno of any other fiallon in the world. They are a small vessel, Intended more for breaking up an enemy's commerce thin for attack ing forts, or, of course, fighting Iroh-clnds. The Iron vessels are almost beneath -contempt: that is my judgment: they go B knots, when l;i knots, at oil events, should have been accomplished by them. Their boilers arc of such a typo that, when you put on sail to Increase the speed, the ship rolls heavily, or, If the wind Is abeam. It causes the ship to heel very much, and their hollers become so many iHiwder-magu/lncs, except that the danger Is greater. There Is a mistake made In the boilers of those vessels, In my judgment. lam not an ex pert in snch matters, and my opinion in formed from the opinions of officers who command the ships,—from ,wlmt they hnvo told me.. I don't know It of my own knowledge, but 1 believe it. The mistake was made In the typo of boiler, and in building bo many boilers of the same type with-' out having first trlcdonc set particularly. The Imt toms of Iron ships, as you know, gel very foul, and they require to bo docked every six months, at least, in order to preserve any speed at all. A shot striking on iron Ship not only makes a Jugged hole that It seems Impossible to stop, but it tears away the whole plate from Sis fastenings, and there Is nothing to prevent the ship going down. You cannot stop such a hole as that. That was the ensu with the llatteras, for instance. I would never build an iron ship unless it was to be very heavily plated, us the English build theirs; and the guns now have got bo far ahead of the plating that n ship can curry and swim, that 1 anticipate at no very distant day possibly that few iron-clad* will bo built; that they will come back to the old yard arm ami yard-arm business, except in machines in tended for the protection of harbors, or coasters not Intended to go to bcs. (£.— Do you think there ought to lo a change In the policy of the Government In the conatructlon of different types of vessels from those eight i sloopsr In other words, what say you to this poll* I cy Indicated by your Inst answer,—tlnrough prep- I aratlon for our coast-defense, and a return to ino wooden vessel of speed, carrying Improved arma ment? A.—Yes, sir; 1 think this U right. Inra very much in favor also of what I thick will bo the vessel of the future, the steam-rum. I think that among great imtlorts who hnvo great navies, na tions such ns those of England, Frntcu,'and such as Germany Is getting, in fleet-actions; the fleet which Ims the fastest and the most impregnable mm (with the bravest men on board) will certainly win the fight; and I think that rums will also tend (o drive oil the ocean thnsu enormous ami expen sive Inm-clads that England and Qcraany are now building. That was exemplified the othpr day In the Bristol Channel, where n slight toioh from one' iron-clad with her spur sunk auothet Irod-cladin he course of half an hour. POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS. Jonaii...-, ot Klttcry, Maine, was asucd: CJ.—l)o you know of any abuses of'aHßhd lia the naval service, hero or elsewhere l*ißß|Bjr. there nro a groat many abuses that MdHfEvin during the Inst few yearn. In the flrftflflßptho u(hcors of tba yard nave almost anttitlSEMb«- trol of the yards they arc controlled cnUMVjGy.tbd llurcaus in Washington. In many ularillcs come to the notice of the CoflßiHajSfr and other olliccrs of tho yard; the thing'fiiatorrea to Washington, and very genornlly. iiut' supported os llioy should be. In niatt4a/ 4 h«|tffMm.. to them right auu proper, and calculated w econo*' mlzo and to nm the yard for the best irntast* of. 1 tho Government, they aro more frequently over* ' ruled than sustained In their decisions,,,.yqr In stance, u contractor comes to a yard and wants to put on certain things; the olllccr of thedenartment may object to them on tho ground that they- do not camcuptolhocontract. Itlsafrcqnctttccarrencc that contractors, when Uioy llnd that tbSitgoodsare to bo complained of ns not of proper qiiqfjty, make (he threat that they will go to Washington and have It fixed up, and sometimes they make the threat that they will have that olllcor detached and sent away from the Yard, lending him to believe that ho holds his position ot their dictation. Hum It fre quently happens that after things aro rejected ab solutely on order comes to receive them. I think you will llml that that has occurred at this yard; I know It has at others, and to such on extent that it places nnofllcerln a very uncomfortable position. For Instance, there has not been a navnlrondtrnctor here for some years who has fell perfectly Bofo in his position, and felt that bo could do tin right amt honest thing and not Duller bysodoUg. Why* liecanse he would Incense some contractor or In fluential .person, and bo dreads his Influence. There was one engineer turned out of (lie boston Yard when 1 was there, merely because ho would not do as those men required him to do. So ho said. Q.—Don't tho olliccrs stand more In fear of what wo tony call tho politicians than they do of tho contractors* A.— O, tho contractors dothclr work through them. Of course the contractors can do little of themselves. I say this has crept In the lust few years, and It takes away from the Inde pendence of thoofllcers. Of course they begin to argue with themselves thus: "1 have® family; I § have gone to the expense ofsmovlng to tho yard, settling down, etc. Now so and so threatens to have mo detached unlcsa Ido something that ho wants mo to do. It Is in violation of my con science," etc. A man has got to bo very strong minded to say, “I will do ho and so; you may do just as you please; you may send mu out of this {ard to-morrow, if you please, but 1 will, do what think right." Q.—How will tho contractor carry out his threat* A.—Do will go to Washington and see some Sena tor or Representative and tell him that this officer Is a very disagreeable fellow; Is nut liked by the people round, and is standing in the way of duties to bo performed: or that ho Is a coarse or Ill natured man. Then they will go to the Secretary of the Navy: the Secretary hears only one side of it, and tho consequence Is tho ofllcerls detached. If he asks tho reason why, huwill bear from the Department, "You are not the right kind of a man to got along there; you aro too unreasonable, ” and statements of that kind, or receive no explanation. Thu complaint may bo true In some cates, but in many It is not. Now, knowing this, Ills nothing unusual toboara ronnsny, ‘‘Well. laingoing u> do what I think right; 1 don't caro If tbuy send mo out to-morrow.” * Q.—lf a man stands by the Government, up and down, In trying to dams duty, ho does It at the peril of being removed* A.—Yes, sir, and it la felt throughout the whole Navy. Q.—Do you know of any Instance where men who havo endeavored faithfully to discharge their duty, and reported eomo abuse or something of that kind, have been ordered to sea* A.—l cannot partlcularlxo, but I know that a great m>ny In stances of that kind have occurred. 1 know that olliccrs have been detached from yards after being there only a short time, and nothing against them at all. If you tried them by court-martial to-mor row, you could not prove that they word anything but honorable, upright, conscientious ©Ulcers, but still, as they say, they don’t suit, Q.— Are tho same Influences brought to bear on the employment of persons la tho yard as laborers* A.—Yes. sir. Tho foreman Is very careful; ho docs nothing that will Incur the displeasure of people of Influence outside, 110 Is very careful, and very much afraid nf doing It. For instance, if 1 had an order to-morrow to discharge part of my force,ln additlon'tomy dutlesosi'aplilnollthoyanl, I am equipment otfleer,—l will stud down to tho foreman sail-maker, fur Instance, and tell him,' * 4 l want to discharge four of your men.” directing him to keep tho best men.—men who have per formed valuable service, giving the preference, ac cording to law, to those who nave served In tho army and navy, provided other things - are equal. Weil, ho Is exceedingly nervous atoutlL • 1 send for him and talk with him about it; h« don’t like to. " recommend; bo would rather leave it tome, and all that sort of thing. I know the reason why. The man whose place lie took woa a splendid foreman, and is now the leader. Ho, lh« prompt (•reman, Is afraid somebody will get his place, .*o there Is un uncertainty afwutit. They do nor know how 1 tong they will remain there. It is no matter how excellent they are, they orenotsutu fromouo , month to tho other, or from one day to the other, that they aro going to remain. Commodore Bryson, the commandant at the flit {.cry aval tiUUiOU* 111 lIU ttlUffiOUg boloio the Committed on Naval Affairs, (rare his views on „ i: he ovlla connected with the ‘retired list with snllor-llke bluntncss. Ho said that there are men orvtiic retired list who should ho out of the service entirely,—* l drunkards: men who have seen little or no service; men who run up hilts, and, ns Jock says, paying them with the flying foretopsail, or not paying them at all. 1 ’ Thu Commodore waa asked his opinion about the ar bllrory retiring of officers at the ago of fi2. lie replied that bo approved of It; that a man who has had a fair shore of hard work Is ready to bo retired at Hint age; “but, If he has been gall- ? an i.n^ ab J ,ut l . on ." , J orc w,th Indies,” moybo he will Inst a little longer. Cnpt. Young, In answer to questions, stated that a magnificent new engine, which had never been used and cost *300,000, was sold for old Iron on the recommendation of a hoard of steam* engineers from Washington. This was done he* ' 0, .‘ tl,e recommendation of Chief-Engineer Wood, the compound-engine had been adopted Jn the service, it is an experiment, and witness says It is not settled whether these engines will remain In ‘the service sit months or two years onger. Witness sold that the pay of the navy Is very uncertain; the Inst two or three months of the fiscal year the officers neverknowwhether they are going to be paid, and the Inference Is that the monev f«p the pay of the nivy Is used elsewhere, witness Is Informed that appropria tions are transferred from one bureau to an other. It Is common talk that *IOO,OOO was taken out of the bureau of medicine and sur gery, and consequently there was no money In the bureau and they could not get medicines for tho sick.' Knows-of cases where bills have been rewritten and dated forward Into the next year.. Believes that one cause of running short In money is the practice of making purchases In open market. * 1 NOTES AND NEWS. DLAWE/ Special Dlupatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 14.—Tho friends of Mr. Blnlnc are dissatisfied that the Judiciary Committee have decided ,td conduct their Inves tigation Into the purchase of the Little Rock & Fort Smith bonds with closed doors. An effort will be made to-morrow to direct' tbc Commit tee to open Its doors. The Blploc men claim that tho Committee Is not friendly. JUDGE ADnOTT, OP BOSTON, ', has written to to thcElectlonCommlttccslatlDg that ho will not object to the admlsilon of the testimony In favor of Frost, the Republican sitting member, which the Committee had decided to ex clude. It Is understood that public sentiment In Boston was so strong that Abbott could not rofn-e tins. The excluded testimony wan the most Im portant to Frost. .u. , TUE NAV *h COMMITTEE win this week commcnctjthc Investigation of per sons connected with tho Navr Department who have been Implicated in any o*tho evidence. It is the intention of this Committee lo close Its work a 5 t* 00 £ *} s Fahnestock, of the firm of Jay Cooke, McCulloch & Co., In bis testimony, swore that he had no knowledge of any Improper transactions between his firm and the Navy De partment or the Naval Paymaster, Gen. Bradford, in London. rrrzncGU. Candidates for the place of FiUhnnh. the Door keeper of the House, are multiplying. Applica tions from n distance began to arrive as soon as his letter on high life In M ushlngton became public. Democrats In search of office seem to take It for grunted that his place will be vacant during tho coming week. Another prominent officer of tho House Is to be arraigned within a few days for a matter of considerable gravity. There are but few left about the Clerk’s desk. THE CHICAGO CUSTOM-HOUSE. • There Is a possibility that a suh-eommlttce may visit Chicago to Investigate the constrnclion of the Chicago Customs Building. This possibility Is con ln '“"“'''lne miccrUln To the Wentem Aennclated Preen. • ■ “UORRISO.N’b” TARIFF UILL. Washington,. D. c., May Hi.—.'Tho Morrison Tariff bill will not bo reache/In the Hoaio fSr sev" oral weeks. < • silver. * r The total disbursements of sliver coin to Saturday were *4,421,000, , NEW COUNTERFEIT TENS of the State Bunk of Terre Haute, Ind., and fives discovered * NaUonal Bank of LoalsviUjhavo been' ‘ . THE TREASURY. TRBABURT BOOKKEEPING—TUB -.ALLEGED DEF ICIT—EXPLANATION-OP AN,APPARENT DEF ICIT op *31,000,000. - • - • ■ • Special Correiptnaence r\f The Tribune, ■ Washington, D. C., May 13.—Senator Davis, George Prcndcr, ■ Judge-Bright, and -several other persons - arc endeavoring to prove that ' there arc cnormous’dclfytta In the Treasury Do .partraent. knowl- 1 .‘<W» has met, .wlth’ieHKlJaifilcnltlca from the- : -Trcastiry system, of bOdWtlißjng. :OneofUio, 1 financial report of 1f173r f dot- \ •WHuTAwof «tho following explanation: amount of receipts'as shown on pace 1 3, 034,204,003. The statement of re- * cPtnEj-flivinco report; shows tho amount which had 1 bdo thotreasury for the same period. , *18,553,082,711. making a difference In excess. ' by lids statement-, of $81,211,201. 1 This difference is caused by tho addition of the i following items, which do not appear In the re- , cdpts, as shown by the public accounts from which 1 the latter statement has boon made: t Temporary loan, 1780...$ 181,000 Temporary loan. 1700... fin,ooo , Loanof 1700, Holland.. 1,200,000 Loan of March, 1701, Holland 1,000,000 Loan of Sept. 1701, Hol land 2,400,000 Loan of November, 1701, Antwerp.... 820,000 Loanof December, 1701, /»♦ .v, Holland Jv;.w ; 1,200, 000 Loan of 1702, Hollav.. ’ - 1,180,f»00 Loan of 171)4, Holland., 400,000 Loan of 17IM, Holland.. 1,200,000 Five mul a half per Cent, ../* . stock, 170fi 1,848,000 Four and a half per cent stock, 1705 ;...r. 170,000 Navy U per cent stock... 711,700 Louisiana 0 per cent stock 11,250,000 Exchanged 0 per cent stock of 1607 * 0,204,051 Converted 0 per cent stock of 1807..., 1,850,850 Exchanged 0 per cent slockof 1812 2,084,740 Mississippi stock 4,282,151 Subscription loan, Bank of (he United States... 7,000,000 Exchanged 5 per cent stock of 1822....- Exchanged 4I( pur cent , stockuf May2o. 1824. 4,451.727 | Exchanged 4!> per cent ! stock of 1825 1,530,336 Mexican Idemnlty stock. 303,573 Bounty land scrip 20.1.075 TexaiTldemnlty stock... 5,000,000 Navy pension fund 14,000,000 Six per cent stock of 170 U 10,000 Six percent loan of Feb ruary. 1813 2,100,371/ Six per cent loan of Au- f gust, 1813 008,681 Ten-million loan of 1814. 1,083,805 Fix-million loanof 1814. 1,070,820 Undeelgnatcd 0 percent stock of 1814 100,078 Seven per cunt slock of IBW 15,882 Treasury-noto 0 per cent stock ’ 1,104,107 Six per cent stock of' 1816 580,800 Loan of 1842 42,417 Loanof February, 1801 2,010,770 I Sale of public lands— 1 paid for In stock Foreign transactlona... Frodia ou stock pur chased by Cainmis- I eloncrs of Sinking 1 Fund Difference in ccrlifi cates of Indebtedness 15.058-$80,020,383 From this amount deductions which nave entered into these accounts as debts should bo made as follows: Proceeds of blUftOf extbango drawn on tbo ageuLrfor negotiutlng loans, and foreign receipts and expend! - tnrcas 1701, |iuge 7 1702, pago 12 1703, page 14 1704, page 15 1706, page IG*"*. 59,704 2,807,417 717,177 688.860 $ mn.nni .... 2,54.'t,W --.... 1,1117,273 (JOT, o.'*o .... IW.-134 „ $4,808,041 Premium, loan of 1803 150—1 4,800,001 Difference SPEAKER KEIiR. IMS PHYSICAL PXCLINB. Special of The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 12,—There Is no doubt of the very serious lilucss of Speaker Kerr. When he entered upon tbu arduous du* lies of the Speakership, ho did so In spitoof tho protest of bis physicians, and with the grave apprehensions of his family and friends. Mr. Kerr has for many years been an Invalid. Ills health has rapidly declined under the Influence of the'exciting duties of the Speakership. Mr. Kerr, In addition to the ordinary routine and executive dullca of that oflke, has felt that upon the action of the House, to a J™* ex , tcn V. upended tlyj national Sm™to« 0< ir h,# . par i y ,u .«* Presidential campaign. Ho has hecn keenly conscious r f f, l ,C nf n | orß r7? rh c Ch J l,fl P art y **«oclotw Uovo committed. His Anxiety on this account has added not a little to the burdens widt h seem to have broken down his health. Mr. Kerr’s 111-' ness has had various names, but there Is no' £ doubt that It Is a dcep-scutctl pulmonary tram c bio of an aggravated eharaetcr, which threaten 3 •oou to close his earthly carecrl .* ' HIS ItBTtRRMBNT—AND AETER. “ Ills retirement Is confidently predicted ‘ -5 many of Ids friends, and It may bo almost s —' that another contest for the Speakership has £ gun. The contest, if there Is one, will be t » different from that which ended In thoclc/ 5 2f. Mr » I5 err * T,,e relative |K)8lllons of Ihf 5 . dldatca has greatly changed since that tiiri/ * iernando Wood would now Imruly be .e contest. He was not able to conceal Ids chagrin at the result of the last election, and his bear ing towards Ida party since that time has not been such as would attract them toblm. He has been absent n great deal from the House, mid seemed disinclined to enter Into the party deliberations. Hu'has altogether acted like the aristocratic recluse which the homy-handed sons of 101 l and tobacco-spitting Bourbons that raa J { *J , P <! j c bulk of the party from the South nmMVestl:lave always charged him to be. Kcr nandp Wood cannot expect to be ramie Speaker because he sets a good table, has n * . kcatl and mustache, and a still backbone. That other child or Tammany, Sunset Cox. has probable dianccs of success. Cox has''won for. himself many friends among the new mem here since the beginning of the session, and has meanwhile strengthened his old friendships. He has made one or two speeches which have showed strength of Intellect, extended research, and broad ' vtll genial Immor with ■which his name has so long been connected, liiesc efforts have strengthened him with Ids political followers. He has excited no an tagonism. The part he has token In the man agement of i ! party on the floor Ims been to his credit with his associates, and has generally been on the winning side. Cox, more ■?,y® r u , h . aJ tlj «, advantage of showing the House Ids capabilities to an extent that no other candidate-boa. He presided In the chair during the entire consideration of the Legisla tive bill, which occupied forty-five days. He Ims also presided on many other occasions when the feebleness of Sneaker Kerr compelled his retirement from the chair, and has besides now been Speaker pro tempore for ten days. While In the chair he has not failed to maintain his temper, a difficult,task with many Speakers. Ills rulings have shown an extended knowledge of parliamentary law and practice, have been non-partisan and well received, and have never been reversed. Cox has always claimed that ho held the balance of the power at the lime that :V cr . r .. was cl . cctc<l - Cox's adherents maintain* that It was the Cox vote that elected Kerr and dofeatec m Rdall. • , Tlie resumed business after the Ccn • tcmilnl holiday with considerable more than a 9 quorum present. The ten davs of Kerr’s leave • having elapsed, an election of another Si>caker I 'V“ necessary. The result was the unanimous o election of Cox for the entire term of'Kerr’s a temporary absence. Nothing was publicly read f from Kerr, ami no announcement was made ns to the duration of his absence. . The fact that his private secretary has resigned causes some r to think that Kerr also Intends resigning, 3 , * ; . •3^gjg>€O.AIMITTEES.' •’rfrt'tfbunno.Ns as ijoiioias. , ■Special Onrfjponaence <\f The Tribune. , Washington, D. C., May 13.—The Democrats ou Monday by another record vote ‘decided, that ‘ the work of Congress shall be conducted to cret. Three different tiroes now wlthfn (two weeks the Bourbons'of the Lower.Houao'have formally placed themselves upon the .record hi !, favor of that abomination of Republican Institu tions—Star Chamber Inquests. They Lave made a public confession that.their cause Is not worthy enough, and Hint they themselves are • not manly enough to attempt to accomplish their purposes, as honest men, In the light of day. The principles with wlrich they have Initiated their campaign of • scandal arc those of the Borglas—plottings in the" dark, spies, detectives, the dagger, the poison cup. The principal campaign orators of the Democrats about Congress thus’ far have been the Whitleys, the Fclkcrs, the' McCaualonds,tha Mulchets. - The orators' of ■ : the Democratlb-partyin Congress ore strength ening their voices with acwpr-rauck, InaTfcad ’of with the Deraostnoman pcChie. Tucucr, Uie apostle of Calhoun, has united with Blcjine, the lunatic, and his ruined spirit biifc, ; to :> “catch the President,” and to destroy the Ite publlcan party. The Bourbon bird of freedom bus become a vampire. The principal bars on the Bourbon escutcheon are a musk, a tirk-lan tern, and a garbage-pick. The waUh-cry of their campaign is “jail-birds to the resme.” TUB UECOHDS OP TUB COMMITTiSS of the House for the post live months Jhow this. Thu Elections ConuulHcu has d/liberutely seated Democratic contestants, who® rights to a seat the ablest Democrats In the house have dented. They sought to unseat tie colored Republican, Jerry Haralson, because a puck of thieves stole some tiuvernniciit bii-on In his district. Out of tills they tried to tiAhe a case of bribery. The attempt was so unJudous that the Democrats on the Committcelwere com pelled to abandon (t, to escape ibclrldlcule of the world. They did unseat the conred mem ber from Florida, Walls, who was imeeded to have 500 majority, because twenty or thirty votes In one of the polls were cast a few min- i utes before the proper time. TUB Cn.MMItTBB ON WATS AND MEANS commenced Us work by trying to make John Wilkes Booth Hnmblctun Its clerk. The aroused Indignation of the Union North drove the tissue sln-worshlper from his place. The Committee has tried to do seme good work, but Is losing Us clium-e to fund the national debt, at a time ■ when the European money markets are the most favorable fur that purjHise, by quibbling over the rate of Interest which a long bond can curry, or the percentage of commission which shall bo olfcrcd for its negotiation. TUB AITUOIMIIATIONS COMMUTES baa done the most substantial work. In every step of Us work, however, can bo traced the niggardly meanness with which the Democrats hope to humbug Ibe people In tbo campaign. It will bo regarded as one of thccrowqlugactsof tbo Committee on Appropriations In the Forty fourth Congress that It was mean enough to force through the House a reduction of the sal aries of 111-paid (roverument clerks from 3fi to •10 per cent, while the salaries of Congressmen were reduced but 10 per cent. The large sums they have saved by this oppressive parsimony they have squandered, with very much more, In paying detectives, Jull-blrds. uod burglars for villifying the names of Presidential candidates, and for “putting up Jobs ” upon public men in the opposing party. TUB COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND COHUBNCY. bus bccu a Committee of cowarty. it was created by Speaker Kerr as a fair exponent of the financial principles of the Democratic purtv. , In this respect, It has proved successful. It represents a negative, the absence of principles. The soft-money men of the West ami South, united with the Imrd-money men of the East, constituted the Democratic majority of that Committee. One result lu the way or financial legislation was the nondescript finance bill, which satisfied none of the members, and failed i of passage. The Committee is chaotic, inhar monious, disunited. It represents nothing, cau i accomplish nothing. The law of finance has 1 proved singularly true lu Us operations lu tills 1 Committee. It Is a financial truth that the i baser currency will drive out the better. So tlm i Inflationists In the'Committee have triumphed j over the hard-moncy Democrats, and Henry 1). e Payne has practically surrendered to the 1 Indiana school, ami is willing to consent to any- j thing which will nleaso his party in power, no 1 matter whether ('reaiilwck Pendleton or cam t Tilden shall alt in the White House. i TUB COMMIITBB ON fAOIKIO IUII.ROAD3 J nos demonstrated that It Is an adept in hypoc- 1 risy. Tom Scott’s Job Is before the Committee, i It was widely rumored, and generally believed, t that the Committee was constituted for the ex- c press purpose of pushing the Texas Pacific job t through the House. The Job’ was pressed for v ■ enough to discover that in the Committee 1 there is u majority of at least two for It, couutlng all the Democrats: but the foxy KilUicluu at the head of the Committee, King r ..omar, the wily Jesuit leader of the Bourbon I forces, seeing the possibility of on Injurious ef- c feet In the pending canvass should the Commit- t t«o report favorably upon the bill, has postponed i .|Bli~ll,*ol PRICE FIVE CENTS. untn the second Tuesday in De cember. The people ought to know that tho Y c *», for Toni Scott’s Job, am! that P^rn"Kl C t o ,, th„“ Ur,,go 01 TUB OLD ELAO ASDiN APPROPRIATION— ANTED ■ ERECTION. a,m * Committee have adopted tho aamo CO w*°: A , Southern apostle of rccon clllaUijn and fraternity suggested In the House t, h o other day that tho best way for tho North* *- rni'tHr^M 0 *r Uldl1,10 Southern heart waa by N/W-te» t .^f rrto f ury of f h .° Ut)ltcd States Into £.• ct » °f we<, J' war claimants. Tlio Claims db tM> 7 u " lll f m, ■ MOUNTAIN HARBORS. n J». > m . cr S c Committee “ crowned Its cdl s®° f declaring tl>ot mountainous West Vlr {'fi ,da * , “J^fr mcr . dn . 1 . ,n , terc "t" > outranks tho h ; a in rnarl ima a . n . (l 1,10 ,a ku States, and that I.in- 1 ini^rv 1 trout brooks of the Allcghe reK-M? f'lPnS I 1 / 50 V cc( / cd mt i re appropriattons, nr ,1 .I* 1 T t 4° 1 harhora of the Coast States! tliem l "° ,n a,IU lokcs * A,l<l tll cy have gS _ DRAG-NETS. Po *t*Ofnco Committee has been for fly© tho stories which Postmaster- General .IcwclJ long since Investigated, and the nuffihf ’ e n lori i ,n ,lfc h the Courts have *i , I)| i unkcn 1 ost-Ofllco clerks, cm trSl^nmi d . C / t ni, i l f cr,,, . an<l prlsou-blrds, have been nf M.o a t» d J lil in . Vllin ' to Impeach the Integrity of the Post-Oihco Department. ° * ’ . OU) SORBS. District of Columbia t£iilw{ lV b n rd t ,me wniiiionced the Investlga n.wi fMiil! V°i Uro Congresses Initiated and fully carried out. fhe additional facts dls flnSlli 1 n Vi en n.r )y J lO Dlfltr,ct niousors, lua sln i.. political sense, will not pay for tho wm be pffited * d ' tIlt: voluminous testimony JUDGES AS DETECTIVES. * l,c ' Oommliiec on the Judiciary has been CDLaged In detective work. It has been a Com mlttcc of Investigations. It has been a commit tee of Infinite work, and no methods. Tho first I rn estimation sent to the Committee waa that anc^ 10 aC C *' lai bribers, John U. Shumaker BILL KINO Nobodj believed „ uu . t u much it, nt least dared to recommend that both lie summarily expelled. Holman carried for weeks in his pocket q resolution proposing on immediate ex. piilMon of both, but he either lost Ids eonrogu orwa* overpersuaded by bis party allies, imi King would have been an easy victim, but thu shrewd lobby Jobbers plan their campaigns t, tb They always hunt in pairs, ono Republican thief and one Democratic knave. So Bill King they dared not expel, because John .T. Shumaker, although lie has proved himself in nil ways to be a immller fellow, was the bigger lobbyist, bo the Committee Is likely to fall back upon the petty refuge that It bus no Jurisdiction over the acts of the members of a former Congress, the same Committee was Instructed early la the session to Investigate the monstrous Tl • EL PASO SCIIBMB. Jt started out with a flourish of trumpets. ’ it proposed to hunt ducks with a brass band, but the ducks being found, orilkelv to be soon found, their color did not suit the hunters, i here were too many Democrats among them, so Lyman Elmore was permitted to escape to Europe micxumlned. Nathaniel Page wan allowed to follow him, and the grave now stands bet ween the* Committee ami the only witness in .m ,ner A ca ’ H/eJianl- M. Corwlne, just deceased. Iho Committee jifill be able to report nothing found; ami dheyyfouml notlilng because the men who dmlA'rffl) thflatory they.lid uotchooao to ask. Itofpa Ufcic oMta ox that was gored. ).<- I WViIITU :y . The ContrafllOTjrns charged, or charged Itself, «IH l .{ u,ot,,o Lfe v M I £ at *' m * 11 brought the man Whitley,. wnpr-iuDßionorcd America and tim Amerluin his nets us Chief of tho Secret ScrvlcmApQ U ‘C grazing lands of Color ado, under a Oftidut-i to keep him from tho I enltenliary. \*anjc to prove himself a ; perjurer by IblHmftvfmtfhe poKoretcudß to bo the truth about tbftfafo-burgltoy*v . . The Committee thu and go over again did In St. Louis, out scarcely gob unon the tnmteltfWflH'Srlstow has cbm vleted have aud aro begghig for mefe-A’TJfetefmnittce has un (lcrUkcu one InveaflgaigaVlf the Union Pacific Railroad, and has niflOWßßw'work of It. It has now ordered. nnolhkijftThat of the Harrison s»ri,ooo star}*, with it makes little more progress. : INDIAN TRIAD, ' "’’Hie Committee —■ pied a eouaidcrnhlu portion w ft s time fa fm- peachinglts onu clerk, and'-has sofc.jud-uno' ‘ eourogu to do lu MOUSING TARS. ThcHoval Committee has Incurred tuiEzncn dlturg«BMoo,ooo, in printing its testimony, Ims mudrbi.tiiku. ami has not yet traced a dollar to Sceretair Robeson’s hands. It Ims been mean . enough in Us efforts. not to permit Robeson to have any Information os to the plan or purpose of tho investigation, and has prepared to de fame him without notice. TUB JESUIT £TATC. The Committee oa’Jfcrrltorlrß agreed to mako a new Statu out of New Mexico, liutit has post poned the making of it until next December. MBS. The Chairman of the'Committee on Invalid Pensions bus published.,g-parUsau attack upon the pension service, nearly every substantial statement of which Is a perversion of the truth. It was issued at Government expense for a cam paign document in New Hampshire. The Committee on Revision of tho Laws has ooked with amusement upon the blunders eom nitud by the revision of thu statutes. Tho Committee bn Public Buildings has .been trlvlng nil winter to llnd some way to throw nud upon tho persons connected with tho build ug of the /■ CHICAGO CUSTOM-HOUSE, mt tho attempt Is now practically abandoned as ruitless. Carter Harrison says he cannot flml he first trail of evidence. MuUott’s old father umu here to tell all ho knew about that $50,000 :heck, ami his farm, which Mueller bought. 11s simple recital of the facts convinced he Committee that tho charge of an improper .ransaetion was n lie, while fho Democratic numbers from Cincinnati came to his rcscuo md said that the old man had made u bad bar gain aud sold his property for less thou Us real I'OIUO. UNCLE JIMMY WILLIAMS, )f Indiana, ut thu head of thu Committee on \ccounts, has won a reputation for economy by (applying the House with polo Ink and poor )enclU. Since he was nominated for Governor if Indiana he has put on anew Jean suit, ami ias sent up a bar oi soup to tho reporters’ gai ety. Thu ilooslor voters should take a note of t. Undo Jimmy Williams Is so pulled up by* ils nomination that he Is In a new suit of clothes, roluntarlly reported $12,000 fur thu Now Or cans Investigation, and allows tho correspond mts a whole towel once u week Instead of a half mu. DEACON DRIOUT. Tho Committee on Expenditures In tho Trcas try Department is a committee with u trcmcn lous name and very dirty duties. Smith Ely, ts Chairman, is a fair ami honorable man, bub luhn M. Bright, of Tennessee, ho of tho wig, md flabby cheek, aud puffy nose, bus ■ >cen u mouser, and Its stirrer up *f jobs. “Judge” Bright they cafi dm. His function nos been to vllllfy Bristow. Ils zeal in this was shown by tho affidavit of darks, who sworu that Bright was at least a rilling listener to a proposition that Murks houid be rewarded, under u shadowy future lemocratlc Administration, if he would swear to uythlug that would ruin Bristow as a President ial candidate, but Marks would not swear to a ie to malm that shallow a substance, aud did lotdolt. Judge Bright, tho immser.ls thu mm whose hamfthe houest aud manly Bristow efused to shako in a public committco-room, aylng: “No, sir; I cannot shako that hand.” f tho public knew the cause, which Is not it üblle one, fur Blstuw’s refusal, they would uuor Bristow mure and wonder mum t the partisan malignity which could istlgate Congressmen to such petty acts. Thu lory Merritt disc Is exploded. Thu mule story ( also dead, and Democrats on the sub-Com ilttee havu been to Bristow and told him that lie statements published about It by tho Dem-' eratlc press are scoundrelly lies. The Com iHtce Is now engaged In trying to discard hat some drunkeu clerks do not know about rcusury fluuucc. Tho Committee < litures in tho Ini* or Deportment 1 Biggins of Wash • ig, into whose roc light thu President ( tho United Stall is way In spirit ts :11 that terrible s t the zuluuouoti iat tDlrlt bride. DIGOIM3.

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