Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 24, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 24, 1876 Page 2
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2 the White-League roTolt In 1874. anrl whoßo Mncky conduct on that occasion won forhlm the kdmlmlon and goodwill of thin community 5 d udge Xllramß. Steele, annprleht, lionomWe pontlP nan, who bolted Morey’a nominal on In Ly occasioned hla defeat; and Col. Oeorra William* ■on. of Caddo, who aerred the Confederate cause falthfallr daring the War, and Joined the Ucmib* llcan party In 18«2. and la now United Statci illn* later to the Control American States. Boiftmlng the whole matter np, Tiowcter, the Brohabllltyls, that the Repnbllcan nominee will be Either Warmolh, Anderson, or Packard, or some Wan whom Packard will name, In case ho does not fecom It advisable to run himself. A , .. On Oib Democratic aide, the contest for the fjomlnatlon will be quite a* warm na It Is on the Republican aide. There arc at least a dozen camll* ilatftfl. Probably the Ant in strength la the great Claimant, COL. JOHN M’BNEnr. whose friends assert that ho is entitled to be the standard-bearer of hie party in the enmine enm* palgo, In consideration of the crest fight he!uae made In their Inlcrosldnrlnglhe pwt four ycais, and In order that ho may be afforded |hc opportu nity at the ballot-box to vindicate the Justice of hm claims. Col. McEnory’s principal nlrmptli will come from the country, out be Is strong and inflnonllal barking In the city, headed by Congressman B. John Kills, Ills law-partner and warm personal friend. The next stroncost candidate w BX-MATOII LOUIS A. WILTS, • ■whosestrength, I am inclined tobelieve, willcomc for the most port from the city. Indeed, the pa tronage of the City Government, so far as It can be Influenced by Us ablest and principal officer, M*J. v. a. Burke, Administrator of tho Department of Improvements, is being need in the Interest of Mr. TlVllta. This gentleman la, however, met by a very bitter hostility in some quarters,—lt being charged to his account that, as Mayor of New Orleans, bo ■ubmltled tamely to the •‘Kellogg usurpation during the first two years of its existence, when he might possibly, by taking a heroic and patriotic stand, have assisted tho McEncry Govern inenttosolid ground. It is oven said of him that nnoh Kellogg's order,— or, worse still* upon rinchback’s,— hetnrncdthe Mcßnery Legislature out of doora from the City Connell Chamber, where that peripatetic body bad temporarily ensconced Itself, and thus saved bis own official head. tur- Ybcr, it is said that be acted in bad faith with Me- Bnory when he went into the Legislature ns Speak er, expecting to reach the office of Governor him -Bclf through successive impeachments of Kellogg, Antoine, etc. lie is also charged with an exhibi tion of bad taste at tho lime of the compromise, When Efllllctto was elected Speaker over him. Mr. Wilt* Is the man who usurped tho office of Speaker at the organization of the Legisla ture, Jan. 4, 1875; but that fact is placed to bis credit by tho Democratic party. Other candidates arc as ttiick as blackberries; tmt Messrs. McEncry and Wilts are In the lead, Vith the chances in favor of McEncry. TUB PROSPECT. With a fair election. 1 have not a donht that this BUte wonld go Republican ncxtfall. This opinion U based upon tho fact that the census-enumeration of 1875 shows a majority of colored over white people In the Stale: that all the colored people fnd some thousands of whites arc la-pub- Icans, and other thousands of the whiles «rr aliens and non-voters; and, further, that, during the past few years, before and since the census enumeration, there has been n great index of col rrert people to the rich bottom-lands of this Stole Xrom Georgia and other poor localities. But the aucstlonaa to whether we are to hare n fair elec tion or not is veiled In considerable obscurity. 1 jmnotft “bloody-shirt” correspondent. 1 have endeavored to keep within the bounds of truth In Xny statement*, and within tho range of probabili ty in my prognostications. I feel sat lulled, from what has occurred already In this campaign, that either one or the other of two things will occur: Either the Re* publicans will allow the election to co by default, br the coming political campaign will bo marked ns Ihc bloodiest tuat ever occurred In this Stale,—-n Btntc which has never attained great eminence for it* peaceful elections, either before or since the War. southern conservatism. ■ It will not, in my opinion, make much difference who the Republicans nominate. Mr. Packard. Who docs not claim popularity with tho White Leagno; or Gov. Wnrmolh. who led tho Fusion party In 1872, and whose sins, if any, were con doned at that time by the Democrats; or Oen. Bus- Ecy, who ho* never been In politics, and who hi nown to bo a conscientious, upright, conservative citizen; or Senator Anderson, a native of the Booth; or Die Devil himself, would nil mo about the same, eo far a* getting votes outside of the jtcpublican party Is concerned. Those who were born North would be “carpet-baggers,” and the others “scalawags, ** and that would finish them. It Is ft mistake to suppose that there exist* In the South such a thing a* n Conservative Demo crat who may be won over to tbe Republican party. During ten years spent In tbe South 1 hare juol thousands of lladieal White-League Demo crat* who think It “a doc-gono shame” to kill D ‘ * carpet-bagger ” simply because be Is ft “ d—d Yankee, ’* or to shoot “niggers'* “just to see them hick;” but I have yet to come across the first Conservative Democrat,—one, for Instance, who would be willing to turn out to enforce the laws against White-League marauders, and vote for Mr. Bristow for Presi dent. THE MISSISSIPPI POLICY TO UR ADOPTED. The recent affairs at Coushatta and West Feli ciana indicate that tbe conduct of tho campaign will be handed over to the White-League, ami that • policy will be framed similar to that adopted In Mississippi last year. These affairs hove been fully detailed by tele graph: but It is gratifying to relate that Senator Twucnoll. wbo was shot once in the right arm. twice in the left arm, once in the hip, and once in the back of the neck, while In a skiff, at Conshat ta. by a men armed with a Winchester rifle,—and whose left arm has since been amputated,—is. thanks to a vigorous constitution and rood moral habit*, rapidly recovering, and will probably occu py his seat In tbo Senate next year. Senator Twitcbcll, though quite a young man, was quite badly disfigured in the fact-, before, by a wound re ceived in the battle of tbe Wilderness, while serv ing in the Union army,—caused by a ball entering hi# cheek and passing through bis head, lie was left on the field for dead, but almost miraculously recovered. He can now go Gen. Badger several better a* to wounds. Tbo Senator bos no particu lar reason to love his constituents, aa. during the past two years, they nave killed bis brother and two brothcrn-ln-law at Coushatta, besides wound tag him aa 1 have described. Balizi. CRIME. rnonABX/K homicide. SperlaJ ZHtpaleJi to The Tribune. Prom a, HI., May 23.—Daring an altercation early this morning between a couple of roughs earned respectively John Gilmore and Dan Cave- Baugh, the latter drew a dirk-tnlfe and stabbed the former about five times In the breast and ab domen, inflicting deep and terrible Injuries. Doth parties were mom or less drunk, and bad been In the habit of quarreling whenever they met. The row took place at Gilmore's house on Gay street, and originated over a girl to whom Carenauph was attentive, mneb against the wishes of Gilmore. Cavenauch claims that Gilmore hit him over the head with a hatchet, and provoked the rubbing, but os both parties are unreliable and notoriously hard cases no credence is atuched la uny state gents they make. Gilmore Is slowly dying, and ivansugb la lying to the County Jail. A NICK POINT. gpe&al Dispatch to Tfa Tribune. BPBJSoriKLD, Mans., Hay 23.—There was a case of nice discrimination In the administration of justice In this city to-dsy. Mrx. J. D. King, who pleaded guilty on four Indictments for larceny, was allowed to go scot frer, whllo her husband, who merely received the stolen goods, was sentenced to ten yean in the Stale Prison. The Court ascer tained that King was a professional thief who used •Is young wifs u a toot. OmCIAI UIItEOUTiATIITY. Atlanta, On., Hay 23.—Yesterday the Grand fury found a true bill against the late Blare Treas urer (Joses) for Illegally withholding money from (he 6tato to the amount of 9110,274. Jones was irrcsted and required to giro bond for 910,000. The bond is not yet given. UUTIGLAJXY. Special Ditpaic A to Tie Tribune. Ottawa, HI., Hay 23.—Thieves entered the fcsldence of Mrs. B. W. Griggs, last evening, and tellevedberof |2sor|3oln silver, a check on a Enk for $75, and general articles of clothing, terol persons have been arrested on suspicion. TUB MISSISSIPPI MUSS. NiwOnuuws, May 23.—The JHcoyune says: “There were twenty-nine nemes killed in Wilk inson County, Hiss., daringtuereccutdisturbance here.” . OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. N»w Took, Hay Arrived, steamships The IJueea and Abyssinia, from Liverpool, and Bo* flvla, from Glasgow. Lokdos, Hit 23, — Steamship* Donan and Cana* la. from Mew York, lure arrived out. PniLAniLTiiiA, Pa., May 23. —Arrived, steam* shin Tagus, from Liverpool. Qi'atHaTOWK, May 2a.— Steamship Egypt, from Mew York, hi* arrived. Wovills, Hay 23. California, from Mew York, has arrived. The Coat of • Journey Op the Mile, ns JU s. l>r. Henry 0. Rrrteria He is York Keening JlMt. In engaging either a dragoman or a dababeeb the question of expense Is one which must concern kuany persons who are In search of health or rest. IIU undoubtedly true that the charges are need* Uuly high, sou that abundant comfort could bo secured at a much leas expense than is usual. As U U. a party of ala cso secure a (air boat for 11, 575 for a period of three mouths, and a drago man for s2l* a day, for the party. This would make the cost of a winter outlie Nile $.(,023 for Six persons, or about $026 apiece. Of course, there Uno allowance here for money given away os backsheesh, or spent lu purchasing Manchester* pads coins supposed to have been dug up at Thebes •r Abydus. Bat then, on the other baud. It in* {lodes board and lodging, light, fuel, and wash ing, together with all traveling expenses on land or traUr for the whole period. And even this ex* >«&ss night be considerably lessened if tho drago* could understand that vae ordinary traveler 4o*s not need or desire to b« Lourlshed opon such t seals of wanton ciUovogtus as prevails upon *4as 11 Ue boats. WASHINGTON. New York Press Comments on the Cabinet Changes. Passage of the Naval Appropria tion 1)111 in the House. The Proposition to Abolish Certain Navy-Yards Falls to tbo Ground, Secretary Robeson Demands a Hearing Before His In vestigators. Perjury Laid at tho Door of Another New Orleans Witness. Facts Elicited in the Orth' Venezuelan Investi gation. Reported Offer of the Sioux to Abandon the Black Hills. The Depth of Corruption Beached by the District-King Thieves. THE CABINET CHANGES. POLITICAL ASPECT. Special Dispatch ta The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 23.—The fact has been ascertained to-day that the appoint ment uf Don Cameron to the Cabinet was determined upon nearly two weeks ni'o, though at the time it was not the intention to announce tho change until about tho Ist of June. Tho only thing that could have been unexpected to Cameron In tho matter was its announcement earlier than was at first decided on. The change In plan is at tributed to tho consultation on Sunday of Conkling, Cameron, and some others, and the immediate cause was tho desire to have pro nounced action on tho part of the President that could not be mistaken to give strength just nt this juncture to the Conkling movement. There are many Indications to-day that the Supposed design of turning tho Pennsylvania delegation at Cincin nati over to Conkling will meet with open resist ance of quite a number of delegates, and the prophecy by some of Mr. Blaine's friends is that It Trill, if pressed, cnoso a rapture of the delegation. OPINIONS OP TUB NEW TOUR PRESS, New York, May 25. —The Times’ editorial on tho Cabinet changes speaks favorable of Messrs. Plcrrcpont and Taft “As for Mr. J. Donald Cameron, of Pennsylvania, ho is a gentleman who has been chiefly known hitherto as a political wire puller. In that capacity lie may have dis played enough executive talent to mark him out os u desirable person to sit in tho Cabinet as Secretary of War. Pennsylvania politics van hardly be said to furnish a very elevat ed scliool for administrative ability, bat Cameron may turn out to be u better man than might be in ferred from bis associations. It has been generally assumed that the Pennsylvania delegation wo* to be need at Cincinnati chlcily for tbe purpose of se curing Cameron o seat in the Cabinet of the next Republican President, and. though the prize has been virtually attained without waiting lor a new Administration, It is hardly likely that the mission of Pennsylvania at Cincinnati will be materially modified. An astute gentleman who will manipu late fifty-eight votes of that State will be oa desir ous a* ever to find out who In to bo the winning man, and to earn his gratitude by throwing at a critical moment tbo Pennsylvania vote In his favor.” TUB HERALD. Tho Herald says; “ Tho President has done at lost what tbe Herald strongly advised him to do nearly two months ago, and tho effect is electric. The appointments made yesterday arc not only the greatest sensation, but the moat important event, which has yet happened in connection with the Presidential canvass. Latterly, there has been too much wobbling in the party. The President's action yesterday Is a command from headquarters to combine tbe Republicans. Every one of these now appointment*, though made on unimpeachable grounds of personal fitness, will contribute to the success of Conkling 1 * cauvaas. Taking (hem in their order, and beginning with Judge Werreponl, it i* well known that this gentleman has not favored Conklins'* nomination, lie now goes abroad, whore he can have no Influence. Taft, who was supplanted last year in Ohio by Uayca, does not favor the Presidential hopes of his successful rival, and tbo Department of Justice Is in the hands of an able lawyer, who will indorse the President’s choice, which Plcrrcpont did not; but the most significant of these appointments Is that of Don Cameron, whose own influence and that of his shrewd and and sagacious father will be actively exerted In favor of the New York Senator. Fifty-eight delegates of tho great State of Pennsyl vania can now be a* surely counted on for Conkling as those of New York, Tbo President cun control nearly all the Southern delegates, and after tbe first ballot or two they will all vote in a body for Conkling. The foreknowledge that this is to be the ca*e will help him in tbs West, and insure him a majority on the third or fourth bal lot” TDI TIUBUNB. The THdnne says; ’‘Grant has made so many bad appointments that there la always more or less surprise when ho makes a good one. Pierropont is not bold enough, but an Improvement on Schenck." After speaking favorably of Taft, the writer continues: “Hut J. Donald Cameron—this is a nomination of which it Is difficult to speak with patience, Don Cameron never rendered any pnblic service which entitles him to be advanced to one of the most honorable and responsible offices In the nation. Ills appearance In pnblic has been only as a managing and bargaining politician, a packer of conventions, a manipulator of rings; but his name is known all over Uie United States. He is known us the aon and heir of a man who, daring along and dishonorable llfe.madecorrnption tho baslness of his existence; who baa bought office at the cost of disgrace; brought reproach upon every cause to which be has attached himself, and mad* the f olltica of bis own tiuto a hissing and scorn to all he world; and as Bltnoa Cameron grows old in Iniquity, it is notorious that be brings forward Don Cameron as his representative and successor. Don has all the businuasshrewdness wblcn distinguishes tho family, and in his connection with the Mackey ring, he has developed a capacity fur Intrigue atm watohfaluesa over the main euance which mast warm the cockles of the old man’s heart. When ihuCsmerons look possession of the Pennsylvania Kepuhllcan Convention, a few weeks ago, and went through the absurd performance of pledging It to llartranft, all the world read the announce ment that Blraun ottered the Commonwealth for sale once again, as ho had done many times before. We have no right to be surprised that Grant should start up mi quickly with a Lid, but it U a profound disappointment that the Bcnato of the United Status, in headlong haste, should make itself a party to such a transaction. H THU WOULD. The H’orW says: “We shall not bo so craelos to say that I’lcrrepont will iindhim#elf mure at homo In thu legation to England Ilian In the Department of Justice, but Picrrepont is 100 cloai aa observer of tho currents of public opinion not to have lung since discovered that bis career as a Cabinet offi cer has not been absolutely a sucu-as. He lias been so fortunate and skillful In tho administration of his private affaire that he will bo in no danger from tlm temptations which were so fatal to his predecessor at tho Court of Bt. James." Thu writer praises Toft and continues; “Cumcrun, though not lawyer, Is a man of much more than common ability, and not unequal to a Cabinet position In the Administration of any President,” TIH3 NAVY. OOHOUBSdIONAL ACTION. Special DtipatcA to 71* Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 23.—TJiO House passed tbo Naval Appropriation bill to-day and settled tbo points of difference by an easy com promise. It became apparent that prlatlun Committee would not bo able to main tain Itself against the combined Inlluenoee of the Representatives from the sections in which It was proposed to abolish or curtail tbo yards. The New England ikprwenlatfvcs were united against abolishing the KJltcry, Charleston, and New London yards. Pennsylvania members in sisted upon retaining League Island, and Cali fornia maintained that Mare Island was the best location la ithe world. Tho result of It was an amendment ottered by Mr. Randall as a substitute providing $86,000 fur tbs civil establish ment of the sutural Navy-Yards, and directing the .Secretary of thu Treasury to appoint a Naval Com* mission o* five officers, whose duty It shall be to examine and deteruilnu If, lu their opinion. any of tho Navy-Yards * ' 4 CAN BB DISI’tNBBD WITH and abandoned, and also to luiniiru Into the expe diency and propriety of esUbflahlng a naval ren dezvous at Tybce or at Cockspm liland, Georgia, and that this Board report through the Secretary of tho Navy ut thu next session of Con- Krt-is. This amendment was modified no Hut the ComniUiluu Is to consist of the three highest offl* jure of the luvy, and was adopted and passed with the bill, ibey did not want to see any more of .mch dispatches m that suit to the Commadaul of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY. MAY 24, 1870, the Charleston Nary-Yard, that It wan deslmhlo thatMdssrs. Oaoch and Frost should he elected. llftle, of Mrilno. objected to the limitation of the time when the men should Iw employed, end had ready a speech made by Ovn. Ranks In IHTII. In which the latter Insisted that the Republican party never had much influence In tl« Charleston Navy-Yard. Mr. Ranka sold that f .c eontlrmcd what Mr. Hale had read. lie had, of! and on. rep* resented that district for twenty venr*. and hnd always mu«le an effort to sepuratc’the yard from politics. In nil his elections Ite alwaysfnnnd there wns Influonco more powerful than bo to control the votes of the yard. Sir. Mlllsroad from the testimony taken at Charles townalottor which was addressed by a naval official to the commander of thovard, asking him to put on a largo immberof men and keep them on until Nov. 1, because the Administration greatly desired the success of Messrs. (lunch and Frost. Mr. Hale, In discussing another amendment, dfrnlml that Secretary llobcson has tmllt new ship*, 110 said that It In true that, following precedents. ho had almost entirely rebuilt same old vessels, but (ho old names were retained, and no new ships were added to the list. The number was not at nil Increased. The Secretary had spent tho money to complete the navy. _ lIOIiKSOX. nn DEMANDS A IIEANTNO. Special Dltpatch to The Tribune. Washington, I). C., May 23.—Secretary Robe son has addressed the following letter to the Naval Committee: Natt Drpautment, May 23, 1870.— The lion. IV. C. WhUtthorne, Chairman of the Committee on A’u ral Affaire, //ouiuvo/ Jlepretentatiie*— Sin: For more than three months the Committee on Nava) Attain of the House of Ilepreftentatlvcs has heon Investigating tho Navy Department and naval establishment. To this Investigation, conducted In various and distant parts of the country and ex tending over tho whole time of the present admin istration and Into the details of nil Us transactions, every person supposed to have any complaint against the Department his been publicly In vited. Tho examinations have been conduct ed In secret nession, without notice, and, of course, without opportunity for cross-ex amination, explanation, or suggestion by nuy per son complained of. During ail this time, In tho absence of any specific charge made against either myself or any officer of the Department, I have re mained quiet, with (he Idea that the testimony when finished would bo published as n whole, and that, when It was complete in all Its parts, each false charge would be accompanied by Its refuta tion, confident that where no wrong really existed none could he made finally to appear. Hut the publication of portions of t{ie unfinished testimony In detached parts has, as wna to be expected, nllordcd opportunity for charges and Insinuations made In public newspapers utterly false In fact, and founded upon false inferences from the testi mony as published, which will fall at once to tho ground when the whole facts are known. Under these circumstances I demand an a matter of pub lic right, not only for myself but for any nfilcerof the Navy Department against whom anything Is supposed to appear, a full and speedy opportunity to Ins heard In justification of every matter charged and refutation of every false inference that cun possibly be made, and I also demand that this hearing he had in open session of (ho ('ommittco to (ho end that nubile Justification may follow ns speedily as possible tho chargc*.aud Ins slnuntlnns made. Awaiting the action o'f tho Com mittee I remain your obedient servant. (Slgnod) Grorob M. Houbson, Secretary of the Navy. “ LIVE-OAK” SWIFT, who for the lost thirty years has been one of the largest contractors with the Navy Department for furnishing ship-timber, was examined by tho House Committee on Naval Affaire to-dny. The most important point In his testimony was the admission that be had paid to E. Q. Cattell, during Secretary Robeson’s administration of tbo Navy Department, the sufa of $37,500, this being 5 per cent on tbo amount of contracts which he had obtained. Ho said that this sum was paid for tho purpose of securing CatteH’s influence, ho having been convinced that without it It would be Impossible for him to obtain contracts or to do a large amount of business with the Navy Department. It Is not apparent whether Cattell threatened to Interfere and prevent Swift from furnishing ship-timber, as b« had previously dune, or whether ho represented that ho had tho contracts nt his disposal, but in either case tho transaction, like many others in which Cattell was engaged, wan a blackmailing operation, either for his own exclusive benefit or for that of others with whom bo shared tho profits. NEW OHIiBABTS. ANOTHER PERJURED WITNESS. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 23.—The Bottom ho* entirely fallen out of the Louisiana investi gation to-<lay. Ferguson ht entirely destroyed a* a witness. Hu swore absolutely that ho signed sixty fraudulent pay-rolls In December, February, and March. Tho Sub-Committee visited tbe Treasury Department, and exam ined all the pay-rolls during this specified period, and for a month before and after. These pay-rolls were vouchers for every dollar paid by the Treasury. They numbered 000. Not one of them bad been withdrawn from the Treas ury. Ferguson spent six boars to-day in examin ing them, and out uf tbe entire 000 identified three only which he thought bo signed. Upun being nut upon tbe stand, be refused to swcarposltivcly that be signed these three single rolls. The Democrats on tho Committee are very much chagrined at the conclusive proof of deliberate perjury of (heir principal witness. To the Western Associated Press. Wahuikoton, 1). C., May 23.—' Tito Committee on Federal Officers in Louisiana continued Its ex* amlnatlon of the witness George Ferguson to-day. Nearly the whole time was occupied by Wilson, cOunscl for Collector Casey, In cross-examining him, bnt nothing important was developed. Wil son Introduced several telegrams received from Coaoy, llcrwlg, Klnnclla, and others, and claimed that tho records showed Ferguson’s statements false. During the day a Sub-Committee visited tho Treasury Department with witness to Identify the bogus pay-rolls, and reported that, although about (JOl) vouchers were produced by the Treasury De partment and examined by witness, he was unable to Identify a single one beyond those for his own salary. The Committee adjourned to meet In New Orleans on the 27th (Saturdays ORTH. THB VENEZUELAN COMMISSION. Washington, D. C., May 23.—Godlove 8. Orth, of Indiana, United States Minister to Austria, testified to-day before tbo Sub-Com mittee of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, in relation to the awards mode by the Venezuelan Mixed Commission. His name had been men tioned In tbo testimony previously given by Seth Drlggs, of New York, as having acted os attor ney to procure from tho State Department pay ment of the 7 per cent disbursement on a largo number of thousand dollar certificates withheld from Drlggs by Urn American Commissioner Talmadgo. Orth In his testimony cxplaoed fully hla con nection with tho matter. His first knowledge of the Vcnezulcon claims occurred when the Vcnezutcan Government la 1670 and 1671 pro tested against their validity, alleging fraud In the Commission. The Committee tin Foreign Affairs, of which Orth was then a member, Investigated tbo chargee, and unanimously reported In favor of TUB VALID ITT OF THB AWAUDi. Afterwards, when Orth was not a member of Con gress, and when hu hud no Idea of ogam being In Congress, he accepted employment as attorney of StUwell and Gen. Tulmadge. to assist them In re ceiving their percentage paid by the Venczulcun Government under protest on these awards, and which was then In the State Department, and sub sequently In procuring the passage of the law by Congress confirming tho award. Flo acted and was paid os attorney far Btilwell and Talmadgo. Ills services wore rendered wbllo hu was not a mem ber of Congress and terminated before he took bis seat in the subsequent Congress. That ended his professional connection with tho matter, hot In July, 1873, he then being a member of Congress elect, hu had, on behalf of Tulmadge, COUIlE81’ONl)ED WITH THB hTATH DKPAUTMU.NT on thu subject of the payment of Installments on certificates held by Talmadgo. This, however, he had nut dune In bis professional character. Its tdcnlliled correspondence, a copy of which was In thu hands of the Committee. The name of Tal modge does not appear In it aa tbs person for whom he was acting, but the name of Thomas llruwn doen. Tho explanation Is, Tulmadge must have written him Drown was holder of these certificates. Mr. Springer, who examined Orth, alter culling hi# attention to thu fact that BUlwcil was United htuUs Minister to Venezuela only a few months, and that Talmadgo wua the American Commis sioner who parsed upon the claims, asked him if It did not occur to him when offered this employment as attorney that IT WAS VBMT BTBANOB that Btlhvetl and Tslmadge should hold each large amounts of these wrliucates, thu former hav ing mure than $70,000 of them, and tbu latter a still larger sum; and whether It did not thuroforu seem to nltn that if he mentioned the uumo of Tul* madge to tho Slate Department as owner of these certificates suspicion woald have been awakened and payment prevented. Mr. Orth replied no: for tba State Department bed paid to Tulmadge In 1871 uu installment on th« other certificates which he held. CENTRAL PACIFIC. PUOPOSKD COMPKOMISB. Washington, D. C., MuytSL—o. P. Hunting ton, Vico-Pnssident of tbo Central Pacific Rail road Company, boa written a letter to the Chairman of tbo House Commute* uu tbu Judldary, in which be aayi the Company recog nized as fully os tbo Committee the dcalruhlilty, ‘ both to tbo Government and tbo Company, of unequitable and final settlement of all matters and questions of whatever kind between them, sad this, be tbluks, cun be ciTcctcd by an amicable arbitration with good results to both patties. If It should bn determined by (he Committee to Insist upon the cash payment* named by ono of thn Committee, tho Company would prefer tho contract a* It Is, leaving the qncs lion nt Issue to bn nettled In future on equitable term". Tim contraction In values, he says, ban largely exceeded Urn calculations of tho Company, and the amount received from sales of land* has not been an largo as was expected. Tim road was built In times of higher prices, aml.mUhmigh fcco liomlcally constructed, cost a very lares sum. and he raises the question whether tho nation, It being the principal beneficiary, should not shnro In tho shrinkage, tho saving to the Government every year lining more than (ho annual Interest It pays on tho bonds of tho Company. Ha compares the cost of transportation to tho Government be fore and after tint opi'iilng of the road, and shows that tho Government is now sending a largo part of Its freights to the Tactile Coast by water, and not by rail, as was contemplated. He offers to Rive any Information tho Committee may desire In retard to the suggestions of his letter, ns tho Company la anxious to settle this matter so as to avoid con tinual misunderstanding with regard to tho true in terpretation of tho contract. DISTRICT THIEVERY. BOGUS CLAIMS. Washington, I). C., May 23.—Tho report of tho Committee on tho District of Columbia, charged with an Investigation into tbo affairs of the District, has been prepared so far ns tho portion of the Committee is concerned by Chairman Buckner. It specifically charges tbo Commissioners with violations of tho law In expenditures of money, and says In relation to the Board of Audit, tho evidence will fully sus tain tho Committed In tho statement that favored parties had no difficulty In having claims audited In some coses In which there was no merit, and in others for much more than was due, while other claimants, with equal merit or demerit, were procrastinated and delayed until some person In communication with tho account ing ofilcers turns up to purchase at a heavy discount the claims. This umiccesimrlly hindered and de layed their adjustment, Thu report gives tho names of thirty-two person* who had iMpnupßit on erboneous allowances made to them, ranging from $2,000 to 854,000, and Aggregating $820,UU7. Tho report says if tho in tention and meaning of the act of June, 1874, has nut been greatly misconceived, there can bo no doubt that tho Commissioners have added 83.001.040 to tho debt of Uio District, not only without warrant of law, but against their own construction of tholr powers aa shown by tholrro porl of December, 1874. The report says In tbo Investigation of some of tho contracts or the Board of Health It appears that that with tho Odorless Excavating Apnarntus Com pany of Baltimore was made under o rcmnstanccs that leada to tho suspicion If not to tiro conviction that improper motives controlled two of tho members or tho Board awarding this contract. —Urs. Cox and Bliss, who, subsequently to the award received from tho Odorless Company, certificates of preferred stock in tho Company guaranteeing? per cent per annum Interest on 810,000, which they seem to have dis posed of afterward to tho President of tbo Com -1 Tlie Committee say: “Not only ought this con tract to bo canceled and sot aside, but your Com mittee would call the attention of tho authorities of the District to the propriety of bringing tho con duct of Cox and Bliss in this matter before the Grand Jury, and having these officers ludicted under Section 5,501 of the Revised Laws of tbo United Slates.” RECOMMENDATIONS. The report is a long one. and, In conclusion, rec ommends the passage .of the accompanying joint resolution: «• Itesotred, etc., the Senate concurring therein, that the Attorney-General of the United States bo, and ho Is hereby directed, to cause proceedings at law to be instituted against William Dennison, Ketebom, and Seth L. Phelps, on their several bonds as Commissioners of the District of Columbia for malfeasance and unfaithfulness la the discharge of their duties as said Commission ers, and for this purpose he is authorised toup- Colut such special counsel ns ho may deem advlsn lo, who shall take charge of the conduct and man agement of said suits. and also of actions, whether civil or criminal, against the parties mentioned or referred to In the report of tae Committee of the District of Columbia, made to the House of Repre sentatives on thb day of Slay. 1870, ns having obtained illegal and Improper allowances against the District of Columbia, or of having been guilty of a violation of the criminal laws of the United Staled, and that the Clerk of this House certify to the Attorney-General and to the Grand Jury of the District of Columbia a copy of anid report and ac companying evidence for such action In the premises ns they may deem proper; that the committee on the District of Colombia of the House of Representatives, by such experts as they may appoint, shall continue the investigation of the demands and claims ncalnit the Hoard of Public Works, audited aud certified by the Hoard of Audit against the District of Columbia with a view of ascertaining whether any further illegal allowances have been made or illegal or improper movements made, and that such experts shall have free access to any papers, documents, or records In any Department of the District Government, and shall he entitled to copies thereof, and said Com mittee shall make u report thereof to tbo next ses sion of Congress. The Republican members of tbo Committee and Mr. Willard, of Michigan (Liberal), and perhaps some of the Democratic inumlK>rs, will refuse to unite in the above report. While they will admit that claims have been allowed by the Hoard of Audit which were Improper, they will refuse to In dorse the conclusion that the District Commission ers should be held accountable for a Hoard which Is In nu wise amenable to the Commissioners, and whose powers and duties arc as clearly defined as tbclrown. This latter report will attach tho re sponsibility where It properly belongs and censure tbo Hoard of Audit, THE CABINET. WINSLOW’S CASE. Washington, D. C., May 23.— At the Cab luct session to-day thu reply of Secretary Fish to the Derby note was read. It thoroughly re iterates the position already taken by this Gov ernment upon the subject of the Winslow ex tradition, and met the unanimous approval of the Cabinet. THE WTII3KT THIEVES, Secretary Bristow presented a telegram ad dressed to tbo Commissioner of Internal Rev enue from Supervisor Meyer, at St. Louis, reciting tbo difficulties ho met In executing the Revenue laws and orrcatlng its offenders in Capo Girardeau' County, Missouri, and asking fur a military force to assist in doing so. The matter wos referred to the Secretory of War, who will Instruct thu proper military au thority at St. Louis to give thu necessary old. Quo company of infantry will be detailed for this service. CAMBItON. The sickness of J. Donald Cameron was men tioned as a circumstance which would prevent his immediate assumption of the duties of Secretary of War, and as a consequence Judge Taft will remain in charge of that Department for a few dove. It Is thought that Cameron will bo here and take the oath of office early next week. Until then the un derstanding is that the formal acceptances of the newly-appointed Cabinet officers will ho delayed. THE ULACK HILLS. The Cabinet considered to soino extent the situa tion of attain In thu Ulack Hills country. Assur ances have been given tliat an iniluenUal baud of bioax are willing to relinquish their domain thuro and remove to reservations in the Indian Territory. All currespondvnco in that particular was referred to the becreUry of the Interior, who will give in structions to the agents of the Interior Department regarding the proper negotiations in that direction. Should this portion of the Sioux Nation positively signify a willingness to settle in the Indian Terri tory, tbo hope Is expressed that that entire formld able part of the hostile Indian race may soon bo domiciled in that Territory. AND STEWS. CUINB3B XUIIJUATION, Special Dispute* io TU Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 23.—The Ilonso CommitteeouCommerce, to whom was referred a resolution touching the emigration of Chinese into this country, authorized Viper to-day to re* port & Joint resolution recommending that the President cauae to he negotiated a new treaty between the United States and China providing that the Government of each country (dial 1 have the right to prohibit the emigration of dtlzcna of tlio other Into Its territory, except for com* tuerciol pursuits. A THUOB, It la stated (bat a trues has been agreed upon between the bard and soft money men this week, end that next week McMahon, of Ohio, will present himself aa tho greenback champion. BLBCTION CASH. Thu *ab-CommlUoe of lh« House Klectlons Com mittee has decided to report adversely in the case of Abbot vs. Frost, the Republican sitting member from the Boston District. Thu Republicans main tain that tbs Democrats intend to reduce tho Republican majority by seating all Democratic contestants until tbe necessary two-thirds vote con bo obtained to emancipate Jen Davis. TUB DLAINB INVESTIGATION will certainly go on to-morrow. Tho Democratic Committee men manifest a reluctance to puslpunu it lunger. Blaine’s physician stated this morning that he might venture to go out to-morrow. B. C. INUERSOLL, ex-Consressmaa from Illinois, was to-day exam ined with regard to the (5,000 paid him in connec tion with the mining patent, Ingoraoll maintained that Ibis payment was a legitimate feo for profes sional services In Court and elsewhere. He thought Ihutez-HonatorThayer.uowUoveruorof Wyoming, did very little service for the (2,000 ho received, and claimed to have no knowledge of the reason for the payment of tho (5,000 to John Delano. ouu CAKT.BU did himself credit to-day in a humorous speech, and was so successful at It that the House extended bis time in the face of a positive rule. Possibly Carter has found bis sphere. TUB JAY COUkB BBTATX. Tbs Trustees oi Jay Cooke 4 Ca's estate have notified creditors that It Is Imposslhlo to make a fur ther cash dividend at tho present Mine, hut that It Is proper lo add that tho general aspect, so far as ■tho value of ponl and personal property and stocks and bonds of the estate nro concerned, sccmfl to bo Improving. THE RECORD. SENATE. Washington, D. C., May 2.1. Mr. Conldlmr, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, re ported, with amendments,thollousc Joint resolu tion suggesting the Intercession of the United States to secure the release of E. O'M. Condon, who Is now confined in an English prison. lie asked for Its present consideration. Mr. Edmunds said that be would like to ex amine it, and asked that It bo laid over until to morrow, 80 ordered. Mr. Oglesby, from tho Committee on Public Lands, reported favorably the House bill grant ing to tho State of Missouri all hinds therein selected as swamp and overflowed lands. Calendar. Mr. Sherman submitted tho following? yfciofmf, That tho Secretary of the Treasury ho directed to furnish to tho Senate a detailed esti mate of the amount that would l»4 required lo ex ecute tho House bill ninendatoryofTho law* grant lmn>enslons to tho soldiers ami sailors of the War of 1812, and their widows. Agreed 10. After reports of a number of bills of an unlm tortnut character, consideration of (he articles of npenchment was returned with closed doors. Before reaching any decision, the doors were re opened, and tho donate adjourned. house. Tho Honso went Into Committee of tho Whole on tho Naval Appropriation bill, tho question being on the discontinuance of certain navy-yards. Mr. Piper offered an amendment retaining tho navy-yards at Brooklyn, Mare Island, Klttcry, Charleston, Pensacola, Norfolk, and League Island for general purposes, and the yard at Wash ington for manufacturing purposes only, and re taining New London a* a naval station. Mr. Randall offered (he following amendment as a siibMlliito for Mr. Lewis’ amendment, offered yesterday: “For civil establishments of the sev eral nnvy-ynrds, 885,001), And tho Secretary of tho Navy Is hereby directed to organize a Nnviil Hoard of five commissioned ofilcers in tbo navy a* soon as practicable, whose duty It shall be to examine fully ami determine whether, In their opinion, any of tho navy-yards can he dispensed with and abandoned, and, If so, to report the best manner of making disposition of the same; and further, to Inquire as. lo tho propriety of establishing a naval rendezvous nt Tyl>cc Island or nt Cockspur Island, In tho State of Georgia, and whether any Government property nt said Island can ho made available, and are suitable for such purpose: and said Board shall, through (lie Secretary of tho Navy, report to Congress, nt the commencement of (he next session, tho result of their inquiry, and tho sum of £2, 000 is tierewith appropriated to meet tho expenses Incurred by said Board.” Mr. whllthomu suggested that, tho three mem bers of (ho Board should be the three ocular officers in tbo navy. Mr. Randall modified his amendment accord- Dnnford moved to amend Mr. Randall's sub stitute by allowing n naval station to be established at Tybce Island or Cockspur Island, or at any other point on the coast of Georgia or Bouth Carolina. Agreed to. Mr. Randall's substitute was adopted—J)7 lo H 4. The Committee then proceeded with the remain ing clauses of tho bill. Mr. Lewis (Ain.) offered nn amendment to reduce tho strength of tho Marino Corps, and to abolish llio Marine Bond. The latter point of the proposition affonlcd Har rison (III.) the opportunity for delivering a most amusing speech, and one that was much enjoyed by both shies of the llmtsc. Mr. Lewis' amendment was rejected by n large majority. The Committee rose and reported the bill, which was passed. THE INDIAN DILL The House then again went Into Committee of the Whole, Mr. Springer In the chair, on the In dian Appropriation bill, and was addressed by Mr. Ward (Is. Y.) on tho distribution of the Ocneva award. Without making any progress on the bill the Committee rose. Mr. Hlackbnm offered a resolution authorizing the Louisiana Investigating Committee to act by sni>-commlUccß. Adopted. Mr. Woodburu (Nev.) was appointed on that Committee to (11) tho vaconcy caused by tho withdrawal of 31 r. Hoskins. Adjourned. FOREIGN. GREAT BRITAIN 1 . WINSLOW. London, May 23.—' The standard, on tho Isane between tbo British and American Governments, arising out of tho Winslow case, says: "On two points, it seems perfectly clear that Secretary Fish is in tbo right, while on tho third constrnctlou of tho act of Parliament of 1870, his view Is that which, to mere unprofessional*; tho words in ques tion aoncar to bear out." Tbo Standard takes the view that the question whether tho Ashburton troatr ht excepted from tbo operation of the act of 1870 should be referred to tho courts. At tbo request of the Attorney General, Winslow has been further remanded for eight days. There is a probability tliat tbo Government will take measures, in tbo meantime, to bring tbo caeo be fore tbo Conrt of Queen's llonch. In the House of Commons this afternoon, tbo Secretary of State for tbo Homo Department, re plying to Sir William Vemon llnrcourt's question, whether the House wonld have an opportunity to consider tbo corrcspondeuco In tbo Winslow case before Winslow’s final hearing, said that negotia tions were still pending, and that it wan unusual to communicate State paper* until the correspond ence had been concluded, but, under tbo special circumstances of this casci the papers up to tbo present date would be submitted to the House. The Undcr-Hccrelary for the Foreign Department stated that tbo Cubans captured on board of tbo Octarta had not lieen released, bnt thatJSpaln bad promised to take no action regarding them until an arrangement between tbo two Governments bad been reached. HANGED. The four Greek sailors of the ship Donnie, who murdered the Captain, male, and second officer, and wore convicted on the 6th last., were executed at Newgate this morning. HCUBNCK’S SOCOEHSOR. London, Moy 24—5 a. m.—Tbo Ti/nrs to-day says: “The appointment of Pierrepont to thu Ambassadorship hero is probably Intended to satis fy those who domuud high pcnsoiml character rather than party service or political skill as a qualification for office. Hut it must bo admitted that the appointment doesn't carry bo distinct a meaning us It would have done a year ago, previous to the Dabcock trial, nor is it in other ways so deslrahlo us that of Mr. Dana.** The article concludes: “InthoHab cock affair there Is really nothing more than an error of Judgment to bo alleged against Pierrepont. in the negotiations relative to extradition his legal capacity, moderation, and the common sense sagacity for which ho obtains general credit will be useful to the United States, and will not luck appreciation here. " TUKKET. INSURGENT DEMANDS. Raousa, Moy 23.—The latest Intclllgonce'from the insurgent camp Indicates that, in consequence of the Improved position which has resulted from their recent victories, the Insurgents cannot bo satisfied with the concessions which they demanded at the conference with Huron llodlck. They now demand the absolute Independence of Herzegovina andHosnla, and scout the idea of armistice. They uro actively preparing to proclaim a Provisional Government. London, May 24—5 a. in.—A Jim** Vienna dis patch report* that tho Sultan h&a confined his nephew, who is heir presumptive, and his brother, to their own houses. TirQ ENGLISH MBDITHHIUNEAN FLHRT. London, May 24— 5 a. m.—The Standard states hat the number of British Irou-clads la the Mciilt orraneaa will shortly bo increased to nlno. This, with other additions ordered, will make the Medit erranean licet consist of twenty vessels, carrying 5.000 men. It is probable that the Channel squad ron, composed of seven Iron-dads, and carrying 4.000 men, will go to Gibraltar. FRANCK. IN TUB ASSEMBLY. Parts, May S3.—The Radicals (a the Chamber of Deputies will shortly Introduce a motion for tho prosecution of tha accomplices in tho coup d'etat of 1851. 14 J*ayt, commenting on Prince Napoleon’s ae» ceptance of the Republic, remarks; “Thoro is merely one Communist more. Prince Napoleon will sit la the Chamber disdained by both Iwpub licans and Imperialists. ” THE TERRY EXPEDITION, Special Diipateh to The Tribune. Br. Paul, May 23.—A Bismarck special to tho JHepateA reports the arrival of a courier from Urn Terry expedition, which camped Saturday night 50 miles west on tho Big Muddy. Tho expedition moves slowly, on account of heavy roads and lung wagon {gains. Fort Buford advices report three companies of infantry sndono bout-load of sup plies landed at tho mouth of Oiendlno Creek, on the YeHowstone, where Terry ordered the base of supplies for himself and Ulbl>on»’ column, moving from tho west, to be established. .Tho steamer Josephine, which conveyed troops and supplies to Oiendine Creek, has returned tc Buford for another lading of supplies, Tho steamer Fur West left Blsmark to-day with a third load of supplies. Custer leads Terry's advaucowith two companies of cavalry, and was accompanied Saturday hr Terry end staff. Indian hostile scouts wero observed Saturday evening outlie bluffs io tho vicinity of the camp. The steamers Carrol. Bouton, and key West leave UUuaiak this week for Fort Benton. LABOR STRIKES. PodOKKEsm*. N. Y., May S3.—Tho Superin tendent of the print-mills at Wspplngcr Falls slates tbst the strikers' demand will nut be acceded to, nor wIU the work be stoppsd. RELIGIOUS. Reports of Various Committees in the Presbyterian Assembly. Project for the Extension of missionary Work Among tho Chinese. Proceedings in the Methodist Gen eral Conference at lialtl- more. Mr. Mood; Mado President of the Illinois Sunday-School Convention. Presence nt ilio Convention of Eminent Men nml Earnest Workers* Congregational Convention at Quincy —Bormon by the Bev. Henry Mills. TITE PRE9IIYTEIUAN9. NnwYomt, MaySJ.—ln tho Presbyterian Gen eral Assembly, yesterday, It was announced that its Committee would have a meeting with the Cen tennial Commission on Wednesday In regard to closing the Exhibition on Sundays. It Is found Impracticable to have (ho General Assembly appear In a body, aa assigned. The report on tho union of tho Church Snslcnta tlon Committee with tho Hoard of Home Missions elicited earnest discussion, which continued throughout tho afternoon and evening sessions, and was ended by referring tho report to a Com mittee to bo appointed to-day. During tho afternoon tho reports of tho Board of Church Erection, and of tho Commlttoo of tho Trustees of the Assembly on relief fund for dlo* abled ministers, and tho wives and orphans of de ceased ministers, were distributed. Tbo former report showed that tho gross receipts for tho year wore $125,000. One hundred and twonty-two churches received their appropriations, amounting to $00,077, while $40,280 remains to be paid. To-day tho Commute* on tho Overture from tho Synod of Missouri, asking that a second baptism bo required In case of Homan Catholics converted to Protestantism, reported the paper back to tbo As sembly for further consideration. Tho Moderator announced tho fallowing as tbo special committee on tho report of theCommiltco on Homo Missions and Busluntntlon: Ministers— The Hev. Drs. W. 12. Knox, 8. E. Campbell, John C. Rankin, and David J. Walter. Elders—Louis H, Jackson, New York; John A. Atwood, I’hlU clclphla; nndT. T. Alexander, Louisville. Judge Williams. Chairman of the Cotnmitteo on Benevolence, Haiti $00,200 had been appropriated to aid In she building of churches. The disburse menu* had cost SO, 000, nod the Commlllco bo llcved thlH was too large a ratio of expenditure. The amount appropriated tho previoun year ms sriU,r>2o, and tno cost of disbursement* SIO,OOO for salaries and office expenses. As this was more than 18 per ccnlnm upon tho disbununents, the Committee recommended that thin work bo per formed by officers of tho Houso Board who are willing to undertake tho task. Tho report of the Standing Committee on Romo Missions warmly commended the work of tho Board la tho Inst year; recommends that solf-sus tabling churches Join tho missionaries of the Board In Use work among children, and that a committee of women he appointed by each bynod to aid in tho homo mission work. Thu grouping of contiguous churches was ad vised, that they might aunnor become self-sustain ing. The Importance of the work among our for eign population wits urged, especially among Ger mans and persecuted Chinamen upon our shores. Contributions by mission churches for other church work were spoken of os not to ho censured, and ns likely to increase tho prosperity and liberality of such churches. Tho Rev. Dr. Dickson, Secretary of tho Board of Home Missions, in an address dwelt on tho Impor tance of home missions. Ho spoke of tho work and tho hardships of missionaries’ wives, and then referred to tho Importance of Inculcating patriot ism In children as well as piety, of which true pat riotism was a part. Tho Germans among us mast be Americanized to make outwork among them af fective. It was natural they should lovo their own language, hut they must be taught the English tongue, and leant to lovo tho English Bible. Hu urged tho Importance of the work among China man, the tidu of whose immigration to this country could not be stopped by any opposition. Homo of them had been converted, and they were thu best missionaries who could bo sent buck to Chinn. Ho next referred to tho Indians, and to the suc cess of tho missionary work among the Chcrokces. Hu spoke of tho Bible hi schools and families, and said that Americans would nut bo worthy of their name If they did not maintain It undisturbed. After the usual religious exercises, a recess was taken. ILLINOIS CONGREGATION ALTSTS. Special Dltpaleh to The Tribune, Qdinct, 111., Mayliil. —The thirty-third annual meeting of the General Association of tho Congre gational Chnrclictf of Illinois met at Quincy this evening in the Union Church, under thu pastoral cam of tho Itev. Edward'Anderson. Tho cdillco Is one of unusual sizo, convenience, and taste. The opening exercises consisted of singing by tho chair, and prayer and reading of Scripture by tho Itev. Ur. Stevens, of Peoria. The sermon was preached by tho Per. Henry Mills, of Canton, from Second Corinthians, 15 and 10: “For we are onto God a sweet savior of Christ in them thaturo saved and in them that perish. To the one wo nro tho savior of death unto death, and to tho other tho savior of life unto life, and who Iseulllclculfor theio things?” There Is a double action In many things, action to life and action to death. It was so in tlm preschlng.of the Gospel. Teaching cannot then ho discredited because evil effects may sometimes follow, or may certainly ho anticipated. There Is needed a divine art in preach ■lng, so .ae to bo wlso as serpents yet harmless as doves; so as not to cast pearls before swine. Even Christ could not escape the hazard of resulting evil. Teaching cannot no tested by its consequences. Tho preacher speaks to many persons of varying wants, of contradictory tendencies. Advance must be made In preaching, and yet how do this without offending prejudices? Silence is often Im possible, and yet the troth may bo misunder stood or rejected, os is often the case in this day of discussion. Take practice. There is tho question after Uu> use of intoxicating drinks. Every good man wants to op pose drunkenness, end to many a lilbls which did not deny ell use of alcohol would bo no Ulble. liiitwa must not lit for God and moke tho nibio suy what It does not say. Wo mnstinterpret truly, let the hazard ho what It will. Tho Babhath question is a yet graver question, affect ing the welfare nf tho race in moment ous respects. What would tho world bo without any day set apart fur physical rost ami Hilrituol culture. Yet tho world does not toko yto it. lie may appear almost or prevent from the Gospel who ventures to question sumo of the arguments used in Its support, and ye* l*aul uses language contending for liberty in this re spect, uud taking away a statutory boats. Now, shall wo fear to teach tho Pauline truth because wo fear unpleasant, consequence* from Us proclamation? Hurcly not. Wo can bo fully Fiersuaded In our own mind, us Paul said, by other linn a statutory basis for tho Lord's Day. We may appeal to experience and to lovo. Christianity orig inated a now way of impressing duty by the Idea of love, which gives a now dignity to life itself, and yet many Christians do not see this, and went to hold on to some other basis of responsibility, an if anything but truth could bo of use, or could stand Investigation. What we want Is real Ulble truth. Another subject requiring caution is the uso of appeal to fear in preaching. This Jim been oveidono, and has caused a necessary and noble reaction. Men will not bo- Hero in a cruel God. Dot wo must not dlluta real truth. Wo must preach both aspects of it—tho success of tho Gospel at tho last as well as tlm incident evils at drat. And tills suc cess thu Dlblo sets forth abundantly, especially in the fifth chaptur of the Ilomaps. Various theories of Interpretation have been offered of this lan guage. more or less orthodox or heterodox—Uni versallstlc annihilation of tho wicked, thu conver sion of the imuisnso majority, etc. Wo must tako tho whole drift of bcrlnturo, and in some way hold up thu idea of a victorious and not a defeated Gos pel. Christ shall see ol thu travail of his soai and bo satisfied. Tho Rot. Mr. Finney gave no example of an ablo and balanced presentation of terriblo truth. Hu preached the terrors of die Lord fully, but hu also presented a (Jod of para benevolence sad a God triumphant In Ills providence. He preserved proportion by producing all the troth bu sound In the iilblo. A Harvard Professor recently warned bis student* to seek tho exact troth on all points. Only such a spirit can properly pn-sunt the Uospel lu this ago of searching Investigation. After prayer and a hymn, tho Association ad journed till to-morrow morning at 0 o'clock for formal organisation. THU METHODISTS. Ualtmou, Mi., May 23.-In the Methodist General Conference, to-day, the report from tho Committee on Episcopacy woe submitted. It recommends that one of the General Superintend ents, if, In the opinion of the Ulshopa, It bo deemed practicable, should visit Africa once dur ing the next four yearn, to extend the mission- Helds lu that country. It is also suggested that during the next quadrennial two visit* should bo made to Europe; also to India, China, and Japan. The report, alter a long debate, was adopted. The fraternal delegates from tho African Meth odist Episcopal Church woru introduced, and ad dressee were outdo by each, and the usual resolu tions wore adopted. A fraternal delegate from the Congregational Church was Introduced and addressed tho Confer ence. ; Th* report of the fraternal messenger* frost Urn General Conferenceof 1!*72 lo the British ami Irbm Conference*, In 1K74. was rend. n On second ballot. Cincinnati was selected ns tbo place for holding the neat Conformed. The report of the Committee on Itineracy In m.„ of the Iter. I. C. Wilson, a Presiding Hitler In ttia Wisconsin Conference, was taken no. This ca.se In vnlvea the right of appeal In certain cases. pi' report concludes with a resolution that the action of thn Wisconsin Annual Conference, conviction Wilson of maladministration, Ire, and in hereby re* versed. An earnest debate ensued on thn adoption of th A report. Without coming to* vole, tho Uoaferonoe adjourned. .TACKSOXVILT,B, HA, Special Dlipalch to The TWbuns. Jacrbonvili.r, 111., May 23. — l Tho weather her* Is most propitious for tho meeting of the Subbath-Bchnol Association—dear, cool, and corn* forlnblo. Tho clla la already full to overflowing, ami (t is a dinicult task lo And quarters for all tbo delegates. Hotols and boardlng-honscA arc full 0 | delegates, and private residences aro very generally being thrown opan and and hospitable entertainment extended, it in safe to estimate tho number of strangers in attendance on tho Convention at 1,000, uud every train brings hundreds more. Including the pcopio of tha surrounding country who como in their own conveyances and on tho car* to return again nt night, not loss than 5,000, and perhaps twice number, arp expected in the city to-morrow. Al though this was organlaatlon-day, tho Convention got early and handsomely down to work. It mot nt 10 o’clock in tho Opera. House, • and was called' lo order by Fruf. B. n.-OrinUli, President of the loatConven. tlon. “Blest bo the tlo that binds " was sung as tho opening hymn, and Mr. C. llflynrd. editor of the National Huuday-School Teacher led In pray, er. Another Imnn was sung, and the Itov. >j r Dlnsmore, of Bloomington, rend Scriptural self cl lions. President Grlflltus then welcomed the dele, gales In an earnest and touching address, and in closing gave tho Convention this motto: “Tim lovo of God, tho Word of God, tho S’on of God.” A Committee on Permanent Organization was adopted, and reported as follows: For PretUlent— Dwight L. Moody, First Vlce-J'rethlerU —Ths lion. John V. Far. well. Second Vlce-Praldenl—C. 8. Conger, of White Comity. Third Vice-President—U. Q. Reeves, of IHoom* iiiuton. JitconUng Secretory—Edward A. Wilson, of Springfield. Slate Secretary— W. U. Pogue, of Jcrsoyvlllc. Aftifto/lcaJ Secretary— E. Paysou Porter, of Chl car~ IRO. The report wnk adopted. President Moody had arrived from Kansas City on the (i o’clock morning train, and, with Mr. Sunkoy, wns seeking some rest nt the Slate Asylum for Deaf Mutes as the guests of' Dr. (Illlctt; and, therefore, not being present, the first Vlco*Pru»l. dent, Mr. Parnell, took tho choir, and presided during the remainder of tho forunoun. Anciiiiisnoi* purcell. Cincinnati, May 23.—'The closing exercises In honor of Archbishop Purcell’s both anniversary occurred 10-dhy. In tho afternoon over a hundred members of tho priesthood partook of a banquet at the Grand Hotel, and In tho ovcnlngtho Exposition hall was well filled by attendants at the concert given by a large selected chorus and orchestra. MINE EXPLOSION, Eight Minora Killed In a Virginia Coal-IMU Diipalch to Sew York Herald. Richmond, va., May ill.— Intelligence reached this city this afternoon of n terrible explosion at the old Midlothian coal-pit In Chesterfield County re sulting in the loss of eight lives, and two men se verely injured, besides a number of others. This mine Is owned by Mr. R. A. Barrows, of Albion, N. Y., Mr. Oswald Hclnrlck being the mining en gineer in charge at tho time of tho disaster, which occurred precisely at twenty-two minutes past 1 p. m. There were only eleven men working in the shaft, tho company Doing about to wind tip their mining preparations prejiaratory. to putting in a new fan for tho purpose of affording necessary and badly-needed ventilation. These eleven men were working at a depth of about TOO feet; and in a tunnel running horizontally about COO feet In an easterly direction. It was at the extreme end of thlir tnnnci, which was very poorly ventilated, that there had accumulated a largo quantity of foul air and gas, which caused tho explosion. Prom subsequent Investigations and Indications it Is believed that ono of tho unfor tunate miners, probably tho foreman, must have ventured into tho region of tho foul air with nn open lamp, which Ignited tho gas and caused tho accident. Thu report of tho explosion, though so far underneath tho surface of tbo earth, was distinctly heard nt a dis tance of over a mile, attracting to the scene nearly every person In the immediate neighborhood. Tho mining population, quick to discover anything per taining lu an explosion, were soon at the mouth ot tho pit. It was soon turronnded by men, women, and children of cvcryoge and color, the franticscrcums and heartrending cries of tbu latter creat ing a scene ot confusion and disorder that was painful to witness. These pour people almost Instantly realized the fact that tho miners below must have suffered Instant death, and this added to the great excitement and utter want of the power to do anything by those present. Mr. Oswald Hclnrlck, tho mining engineer In charge, was so overawed and confused by tho surroundings, that ho scorned to lose all presence of mind, anil, like everybody else, was totally helpless. Indued, to terrible and so awful was tho scene that everybody lost their prcsctfcc of mind in the midst of death and disaster. Fortunately at this Juncture Col. O'Brien, tho manager and ono of the proprietors of tho Black Ilcuth coal-pits, with William Marshall and John Kcndlcr, twooldand experienced miners, arrived upon tho scene, and boldly and fearless]/ tho two latter at once descended into the pit. Im mediately upon their arrival at tho bottom they found two men, whowcronpparcntly dead, butwlu they at once brought up ami were afterward re stored to consciousness and life. These heroic men, accompanied by miners from the other pit, again descended, and the work of exploration was vigorously commenced. They found tho tnnuol In a fearful condition. Wrecked timbers, machin ery, and debris of every sort pertaining to acual mine, were scattered and piled In every direction, and It required great exertion to reach the bodies of thu 111-falodminers. These were nt last found, ono byone, and at tong intervale.eight in number, live being white and three colored. Among thu killed, Mr. William Marshal, of thu Black Heath Mine, who rendered such efficient and signal service in exploring tbo disaster, discovered the body of hl.i own son, John Marshal. It was a sad anil awful sight for the poor-father. The bodies of the lulled presented a terrible appearance, being scorched perfectly black and otherwise so terribly disfigured as to bo barely recognizable. The body of James Carroll, the foreman of the gang or “shift,” working the tunnel, wos found about 40 feet from tho place where It Is sunjiored the explosion occurred, his watch Imbedded in Ids body, and tho hands stopped at thu awful moment, twenty-two minutes post Ip. ra. All the bodies were recovoredat various periods from tho than tbp search began, bnt the work of getting thorn out was not completed until 4 this morning. Tbu following are thu names of the killed: James Carroll, foreman, white; Charles Holdur, white; John Marshal, white; Thomas Golden, white; Roliert Unit, white; Joseph Homily, col ored; William Morris, colored; Phillip Elliott, colored. Among experienced and old minors tho accident is attributable to carelessness and iiouarlnuances on tho part of the managers in falling m provide proper means of ventilation for this jdL A similar accident occurred at thu name pit a short time ago, in which one man was killed and another severely injured, in audi tion to the bod ventilation, the pH was not pro vided with a sufficient number of erpnrlcnml miners. There was but one, tho main shaft, which, lo uao u miner's uxpreadon, waa only bruliced for escaping air, without any upcast, as there should no, for returning air. Injustice, how* over, to the managers, It h proper to slats that it wm in the effort to affords means of vcntilv lion which should have been given at tho beginning that tho workmen lost thuir lives. A liulo oxnrn dlturo of money and a little more core would liuvo saved thu lives of the men. aud thu owners of thu pits a great deal of money, not lo speak of tho grief and misery brought to the homes and ftuuilU* uf tho deceased. CLINTONVILLE AND VICINITY. tipfdai Correspondence cj The Tribune, CLurrojoritui, HL, May 22.—Tho farmers 1* (bbi vicinity finished sowing their small grain some time ago, and It is nearly all on now, and is look* lag well. The fanners arc now giving their atten tion to planting corn, when tlio weather will per mit, The principal crops which will be raised In this section this year are corn and iiaU. lint little barley and wheat were sown. Wheat has not dene well hero the past four or Are years; a good deni of it turned out but little mure in the fall than the seed that waa sown, and our farmers aru nearly all getting discouraged in raising it. Chinch hup) have been the principal destroyers of the wheat crop. A great deal of rain has fallen hern lately* violent showers, accompanied by tcrrltlc thornier and lightning, prevailed here every day laid week. Such a largo amount of rain makes the laud so wet that the fanners progress quite slowly with their work; they hope for a let-up soon. The prospect for a fruit-crop hero waa never better; the trees have been literally covered with blossoms, and ap pearances Indicate that the largest fruit-crop which lias been raised here for several years post will w raised this season. 9 . _ ... At the cheese and butter factory of U. A. lent 4 Co., Ullulonville, üboutihl.OUO pounds of wliu are now received dally. The amount manufac tured there per day U about eighty cheeses, weigh ing from 30 to 40 pound* each, aud 700 pounds or butler. , The aflaln of Gahan 4 Hutchinson, proprlelon of the Fox Hirer Tannery, In this village, who lately went Into voluntary bankruptcy, hav e not yet been settled. It is said that their assets will fully cover their liabilities. n Elgin will not celebrate the Fourth of July. peatud meetings have been called steps toward* celebrating that day, but not much interest was manifested In them, and so too cni zous of that city will bo obliged to gosomewhero else to celebrate. ■ . A. W. Harding, for many jearo Btatlon-Ageni for the Chicago A Northwestern Railroad at tun touvlllo. died at hi* residence la tit* Vlllago* 14, ogud ft) yaws, ». A. r.

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