Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 30, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 30, 1876 Page 5
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MU. SPEAKER! pUo Gentleman from Kow York Has the Floor. jnd Ho Rises to Sponk upon a Matter of Grave Im portance, The Witness Harney Before the Investigators Yes terday. Ho Gives n Siraigli(.forward Ac. count of His Dealings with the Accused. Assorts that Mr. Kerr’s Price for the Appointment Was SSOO. But on Account of Green’s Xmpocuniosity He Ac cepted $460. Croon Acknowledges that Ho Paid the Money to Harney. Out Is Not Aware that Harney Gave It to Kerr. Tho Speaker Replica to Harney’s State ment by a General Denial. Special Ultpaich to The Tribune. Wabriniiton, 1). C., May 29.—Among nil the itarlllug disclosures made by the Investigating committees of the House during the present tession of Congress,—and a scorn or more of those committees have been constantly in ecs lion fur the [>ast four months, searching the dark corners of the Administration and striving lu uncover Us secrete,—none since that which resulted in thesuddcnimpcaehaicntof Secretary llciknnp has caused so profound u sensation among Washington politicians us the terrible accusation now mode against Speaker Kerr. The shock has been, If anything, greater than that when the cx-Sccrctarycif War was first pub licly ami ullletally accused of accepting bribes. Farmer publications In regard to the sale of post-trnd«Tflhlps, and especially those In the Kew York Tribune touching Marsh’s relation tu Evans, the Fort Bill trader, os well as a vague hut very wide-spread,lmpression that cor ruption was likely to be discovered somewhere in the War mid Navy Departments, had, in u measure, prepared the public for the report of Clymer’s Committee. The excitement was, of course, intense, but It wns not of that deep In terest mul lasting charai.ter which has prevailed at the Capital to-day. Speaker Kerr has ALWAYS ItEUH LOOKED UPON, both by political Irlevtds nml opponents, os the very [jetsnnltkutlon of uprightness uml In tegrity. It wun this fact almost more than any thing else which gave him his chief strength us a candidate for tho Speakership, since he hicks that personal magnetism and those social quali ties which would enable him to make friends of those with whom hy comes In contact. Tho manner In which ho constructed some of the Important Committees of the House surprised the country, and, had the selection been made by almost any onu else, some of them would certainly have given rise tu the suggestion that corrupt hilluenccs hod been ut work; but, In his case, no such 1 tint was ever dropped at the Capital, and, while the singular organization of tae Committees of thollonso was for some time the subject of widespread dr mission, no one over sug gested that the Speaker had not been thoroughly honest and conscientious in the performance of the important duty which duvolved upon him. ANOTIIEK CaitOUMSTANCD which makes tho present scandal more painful, if possible, limn it olhei wlso -would be, In the preca rious i>tntc of Speaker KerrM health. His presence in Ids place in the House never falls to arouse the sympathy of every onu who notices the dlflkulty with which lie performs his chitlcs. Tlie appearance of Lawrence Harney, tho witness w)io it had boon reported would testify that lie had bribed lierr to appoint his friend to a position in the army, caused great excitement about the Capi tol Uilh morning. llls(exmnlnntlon was to have be gun at 10 o'clock, but the absence of the Speaker caused a postponement, lint until 12 o'clock, and mbscquently until 1. At that time the witness was on hand, and the Speaker was also present, iccompaiiicd by Scott Lord, of (he House, and It. IC. Klllutt, a Washington attorney. Several olliers of ids political friends, including Morrison, Springer, Herfurd, and cx-Mlnister Harvey, also came in. While Harney was giving ids testimony, (lie lower end of the room was crowded with news paper correspondents ami others, drawn there by a curiosity or their friendship for tho Speaker. Is an Intelligent-looking man, nearly 50 years of age, but looking ten years younger. He arrived In Washington thin morning, and, owing perhaps to the fuel that sickness and anxiety laid pre vented him from sleeping much during the past tun days, appeared rather nervous when placed upon Hie stand. At first lie showed u disinclination to testify In regard to Ida alleged dealings with Kerr, but, wbun Hie speaker desired that he should keep back nothing of any tram-actions that had taken place between llieiii on account of Uiis confidential character, bo raid, with considerable show of excitement, that lie should tell the whole truth. ms (itchy was repealed on a very clear, connected, and In telligible maimer, us though he had expected lobe called upon to letllfy, and hud prepared himself by refreshing Ids memory as to many of its inci dents. It in of tlie greatest importance, not only to Speaker Kerr, but to the country, that Hie case as presented should bo carefully examined and u Just and impartial verdict upon It should bo pro nounced. Harney was VEHY SUAIIPLY OHOSS-QUESTIONED by Klllot, hut wus not shaken on uny of tho main points of hla story. He showed some nervousness when pressed in regard to some circumstances having rather a remote connection with tlie matter, but a careful examination of the testimony after it Is written out will be m-cuttsnry to determine whether lie really contradicted himself on any of the minor points. CIIKEN’S TESTIMONY, which was given last Saturday, was made public tn-dny, and, on many points, corroborates lla r {ley's. IHs description of Hie introduction which Harney gave him tu Kerr at the House of lii-preseiitMlves, and Ids subsequent visit to Kerr's foom, agrees substantially with that given by Harney himself. He also admits having paid tiio greater part of tho money ly Harney, and having forwarded a portion of it after his return to New »ork, though whether It was sunt by express or otherwise he did not remember. Ho also testiiled that Harney told him at the time thut ho paid tho money to Kerr. ANOTHER CIBCOMSTANCII Dint will need fall explanation Is Die appolntmci Of u New Yorker by Kerr when tlruro wetu n doubt many young men In tils own district wh where desirous of securing u position. Kerrwc unable, on account of fatigue, to make any fu iUtument, but having by his own request bee placed under oath denied very broadly llurney’ whulu story, lie said that hu hod NhVEU CONSCIOUat.V IIKBN ACQUAINTED aith Harney, did not know him to*duy, and did not remember of ever having seen him at his house. It is almost equally dllliontt (» believe either that Hunifly has told the truth or that hu has lied. Ills (lory, rtmidiug nlouo and uncorroborated, .would bo so Improbable tin to be at oncu dismissed. It Is almost Impossible to conceive that a man of Mr. Kerr's reputation and standing would place that reputation in the keeping of a man whom hu knew to bo Ids political opponent, ami.with whom, oven accepting Har ney's statement of their relations, hu was only ollghlly acquainted. It Deems also highly im probable that n man who was In Congress and ailed such Important positions on committee* at times when the railroad and tariff legislation is supposed to have been facilitated by thu lavish use of money, should have so conducted hlmielf a* to escape even the shadow of suspicion In connection vyith any vote hu guvu or speech hu made; and yet Dial hu bhuuldaell Ids honor (or such u paltry sum as 5-150. „ ON TUB OTHER HAND, '{ Harney has not told thu truth, this attack upon (bu Speaker must bu the result of u conspiracy, thu existence of which Is equally dldkmlt to believe >u. If this is another safe-burglary conspiracy, concocted to convict an Innocent man of crime, what cun have been its motive is u question that bos leva asked a hundred times this ufteriiuou. Of, course there may be men In thu Republican party who w ould rujvioo to sco dlsgracu brought upon their political opponent* by tho downfall of ono nf the immc prominent men In their party, but It I* almost lm[i<iHxllile to believe th:it lliey would enter Into n conspiracy of (Ids kind tn bhnkeii tin* character of a pure nnd upright man merely to gain a political advantage. Tim Investigation will eotdlnuo on Thursday, and Is likely to bo u lout; one. TIIR DIRECT TESTIMONY OP lIAIINBY ran ns clear, specific, and positive an testimony ould well he given. lie pworu, tn brief, that be risked to help (Jrecu obtain a commission, and list Green's eliorti In every other direction wmo rnittcsn; that he (Harney) could find no other vacancy except the one within the appointment of Mr. Kerr; that he accordingly approached Kerr and desired tho nomination (or Green, and paid that he would pay Kerr; that ho subsequently hail on Interview with Kerr In Green's presence, at which Kerr requested Green (o obtain Demo cratic recommendation from New York, In order that Kerr could satisfy his own con'-tlturutp. Green did this subsequently. Ibcrnoy saw Kerr, when Kerr stated that the nomination was worth SSOO If It won worth anything, and that at a still later period Harney did pay to Kerr In considera tion of the appointment. 5450, width was every dollar that Green paid to film. This was the direct testimony. a anAttcniMd choss-bxamination was begun which lasted for two hours, which mav continue for some days. The examination was of a drag-net character. It was not specially aimed at tfic direct testimony, hut seemed intended on the preparation for an impeachment of the witness 'hy subsequent testi mony. The evident purpose or the cross examination was to compel the wltnesn to admit he was being used as ti tool to aid a conspiracy set on foot hy the federal officers of New York City to injure Kerr, for political purposes. In this at tempt the cross-examination entirely failed. In the attempt to break down any portion of bin direct testimony, the cross-examination utterly failed. Air. Kerr contented himself barely with a gen eral denial. Ho was not willing to swear that he was conscious of knowing Harney. He swore positively that Harney war* never in Ids room; (hat ho never had any conference# with him. Mr. Kerr, however, did not choose to state why he hod appointed nn unknown person from New York, although It appears that Kerr has had knowledge of what Hurney would testify to for a month. It Is assumed that Mr. Kerr will endvavo r to IMPEACH ITARNRT'a TESTIMONY hy necking to prove that Harney wan the author of the anonymous letter sent to Mr. Kerr on April 38 hist. It la anticipated (hat proof of thin will he attempted through Monro, tho Parsec Merchant of the New York World, to whom Mr. Kerr sent tlio letter, und who Interviewed Harney about It. llurncy to-day admitted the fact of tint interview, but denied Hint he wrote the letter/ Kerr's friends are very positive that they will show his innocence. Tncy expect to do this by proving that llurncy and other accusing witnesses ore guilty of perjury. The Itepubllcau members of the Committee, on the other hand, in public conversation freely statu that tho testimony of the witnesses Green und Harney has not been impeached, and that circum stances very strongly tend to corroborate all this Vjslliuony. Kerr's friends maintain that he should nut he convicted upon the testimony of onu wit ness, ami yet It will not be forgotten that Van. Del hiisp was recommended to be Impeached by the Name Committee on the testimony of one witness, «ml be an acknowledged ami proved <li*btim*r of bribes and a participant in tho crime. The corrob orating evidence against llciknnp wan discovered a month afterwards, and by a dillerent Committee. It I* (dated (hat Kerr will have Green recalled for the purpose of attempting to contradict Harney. Kerr'n friends say to-night that Green will tenllfy that he never hud an interview with Kerr in Che presence of llurncy. There are other minor points In which, it is said, the lesiirnony of Green is not corroborated by that of Harney. Thu witness llurncy Dll) NOT APPEAR WELL In many particulars. On cross-examination be bad some extraordinary lapses of memory, lletesti lied with great ponitlvencss that bis memory was especially good; that bo would recall with cleurneis events which happened when lie was 11 years of age die Is now -in), yet be could not remember the name of the landlord or street where be lived in Washington ten years ago. Kerr himself, for that matter, lias lapsus of memory scarcely less remarkable,— for on the ItUb of April last, n little over q month ago, ho wrote to the War Department asking whether be at any lime had bod appointed to the United States army a man by the mime of Green, ami whether that olllccr was still in the service. Fur hUnnswcr tic is confronted with bis own original letter in the archives of the War Department, which admits Die appointment of Green hy himself, and requests that bis commission be forwarded to a certain address in New York. OPINIONS DIPPER as to tho trnth of the charges against Kerr, but tho dllTerenccs of opinion scum to be drawn to some ex tent along party lines. The dilfcruncea arise out of doubts as to the credibility of tho witness Har ney, but upon the main polnltbere can be no ques tion that llurncy swore absolutely to the payment of money for the appointment of Augustus I*. Green. Thu direct examination was as plain, nnd K unlive, nnd particular In Its details as it is possl eto make a statement. The witness testified with evident reluctance. He was quite os unwilling to give his testimony ns was tho witness Green. In fact it seemed at one time ho would refuse to an swer. whereupon Mr. Kerr, who was present with his lawyer, released the witness from Ids supposed obligation, and desired him tu tell the truth. what that truth Is it is possible may never bo known. qUEHTION OP VERACITY. Up to the present lime there uro two wltncuscd— Oreen ami mrney—whose testimony la corroborat ed by very many stgnlllcant circumstances ogulnst one witness, tipeuker Kerr, and Ids good character. The (motion now In a questioner voracity between Hiobo witiionca and Kerr. Doth aides will admit that the following fuels have been clearly proved: Flrtl —That in the spring or midsummer of 18(10 Michael C. Kerr, then a Urjtreseutulivo from Jmll auu, now Speaker of the House, reeinmnemlcd for appointment un Second I.icntcnnnt in the United Staten Army Augustus I*. Green, a man who had never been m Indiana and whom Kerr had never seen ntitll within u few days before lie recommend ed him for appointment, and Unit tho appointment was made uuuer these circumstances. 6’<com/—That Green did pay to tho witness Lawrence Harney, then Doorkeeper of the llouue $450 in consideration of this appointment. There CAN ms NO DOUHT OP THESE PACTH. The first is proved by (Jrecn himself, by Harney, and by tiio letter of Kerr on file iu tiio W nr Depart ment, us well uh by Mr. Kerr's present admission. The second is proved by tho two persons who should have the best knowledge of die transaction —Green and Harney. It Is also stated Hint the sec ond point will he further corroborated by tiio testi mony of tin* brother and sister <d Green, who fur nished him with purl of the money, and by tin records of the Keglstercd Letter Bureau of the I’osl-Ulllce Department, which, it is said, show that Urern forwarded hi n registered letter the re mainderuf the sum alleged to havu been paid for the commission. ojtcr.N. No attempt has bean made to impeach the credi bility of Green. 11a swears in tiio most positive milliner that he paid the money to Harney; that lie hud u conference witli Kerr, to which Harney also swears: that tie never knew Kerr until introduced lo,him by Harney. The witness Green uUo refers to several important details with which testimony of Harney entirely agrees with Ids. This remarka ble harmony between the testimony of those two witnesses, In important us well as unimportant de tails, lias a special legal slgnlllcunco from liiu fact Unit Green's testimony was taken secret, mid that of its character Harney could have hud no knowledge ut the time he testiiled. Doth witnesses agree thut at the Interview with Kerr no mention was made of money consideration fur Hie recommendation. This notable coincidence In the testimony of those witnesses is further slgnlll cant from (fie tact that the two witnesses uro not now friends. TUB DEMOCUATB are using every exertion to break down the witness Harney and piuvu him to be u bud character, it is even said (hat they propose to assail blm in his domestic relations. There was a rumor late to-night that (he excite ment of investigation was likely to prove too great a strain upon Kerr's heart. Inquiry shows, how ever, that he Is no worse than lie has been. lUitNisy’u TALK. Wasiunoton, D.C., May 211.—Lawrence Har ney, In obedience to r summons, appeared this morning before the Committee on Expenditures in the Wur Department tu testify in relation to tlie al legations against Sneaker Kerr. Tlie (.'ommlUeu postponed his examination until 1 o'clock. Harney said tie did not think lie could lie present at that time, ua he wua snllerlng with nuuralgin, and would have to go tu ids room and Hu down, t’lymer, (lie L'hulnmiii of Hie Committee, informed Hurney Hint he need not leave the room, us Lo could rest upon the sofa, and the room would be darkened and u guard placed at the door to pruvent visitors knock ing fur admission. Tills accommodation wus ug.-eu able to the w itness, und lie remained. Thu rummiUeeuAdwnbled at i o'clock. Speaker Kerr was present, attended by Representatives Lord, Morrison. Ileretord. and Springer ua person al friends, ami by It- K. Klllul us counsel. Lawrence lUruey was sworn and examined by Jtcprcientutlve llius. lie tcstilled that lie wuh fur five years employed In the Appraiser's olllce In New York. but In I hut! bu was Assistant-Doorkeeper of Die (louse, lie had known Green fur sixteen years. The Ural conversation be had wlthlireeii In regard to procuring him u Second Lieutenancy In thu army was In thu spring of IKUU In the House, but he would not tel) anything of a euatldentlul nulure. Mr. Davs hoped that the witness would bu com pelled to tell everything. Mr. Clymer declared that thu question must ho answered. The witness, in answer to repeated questions, entreated the Committee to excuse him from answering the questions. lie wanted to know what the Committee could do if he did not answer, and Clyiner responded that this was fur thu Com mute to determine. OUT WITH IT. Speaker Kerr hero remarked that, If there was any thing In connection with him marking (ho transaction a* cuaihlcntlal, witness needn't so re gard It, hut hu expected witness t-> tell the truth. Witness—lf Mr. Kerr wauls mo to tell the truth 1 will do so. Husa—Tell what took place between you mid Green with regard to thu payment of money. Witness— Green said to mo that If 1 procured a commission for him he would pay me, I told Green that It was at that time Impossible to get, but that 1 would Binrcti among the members of the lluusu to see whether there was a vacancy. I fuuud no vacancy until 1 saw Kerr, and then 1 spoke to him about It. Hu mid he had already mmlua uomlnuliuu fur bis district, bat thu caudlduto did not como forward. Green maltd lu mu that If Kerr obtained tbu appointment Ilk WDUtD I*AV mxi FOR IT. J hud a conversation with Kerr at hia bourn by luvllullou, and told UUu that Urecu camu from New TIIE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: TUESDAY, MAY 30. 1876, York Plate, and tint I wan a Itepahllcnn and Orem wm a Itepublican, hut not nn active one. I also told him that Green had pood qualifications for the place, and Kerr permed pfeaped with Gree-.'s recommendations, hut he wanted Green to fthfsin Democratic indorsement, po that if any of Ida con* Plilneiilp should question the propriety nf the ap pointment he could phnw It wan hy Democratic in lluetice. Green obtained such recommendation. I naked Kerr how much money I would have to par him. when he said If the appointment wna worth anything It won worth SSOO. I said I thought Green could not give SSOO, hut could ralpe SIOO. Kerr did not seem pleased with tlio latter amount. I ■aw dipt (ireen that evening. I told bfm that Kerr WANTED 1500, He paid he had not that much money, and nil he could raise was $ 100. I paid we will make tt $ 150. Green counted me SIOO (n s,*>, $lO, and s’'o note*, and afterwards found that ho could give me $lO mure. I look tills amount and added S4O more to 11. Green pulwequently forwarded me from Mew York $lO in II registered letter to reimburse me to that amount, which I had advanced on his account. I kept the money In my povesslon three or four days. One afternoon, between ;l and 4 o'clock, Kerr mine to in« when I was nn duty at the e;t«l door of the House of Representatives, and. catling me to the steps lending near the doorway, paid: • • Harney, 1 will take that money now. ’* 1 OAVB HIM TUB MOSBY, which be pul Into ids pocket, and remarked that he was going to llio War Department to muko tho ap pointment. Witness testified that he went three tiroes to see Kerr, and Green accompanied him once. Thought he introduced Green to Kerr in the hall of the House. The arrangement was made within ten days. Kerr never, to tho knowledge of witness, spoke to Green about money matters. CJ. —When did you llrstdlscluse tne circumstance* affecting the subject of Investigation* A.—lt was in the Appraiser’s office, nnd to Will iam A. Darling, one of the most honest ■. (Laughter. ] Yes, hu was honest, (or he never sob) on appointment, and never took u cent of money for what he had done. I made an allusion to Democrats at Washington who were engaged In tho business of Investigations, saying they were attacking Hcpuhlicana when the Democrats wore more guilty than they were. About two months ago Moore colled on me fu the Appraiser's office and showed me a copy of an anonymous letter written to Kerr. 1 (old Moure I knew nothing of the author of It, directly or Indirectly. 1 further said 1 knew Speaker Kerr to he a fine gentleman. Moure said that Kerr would have a committee to investigate the mutter, and the sooner the belter. I did not want to come before thin Committee, but I did so because the newspapers slandered me, and said 1 was hiding away nnd was bought up. CRO^S-EXAMINED. In bin croßs-cxatnlnntiou by Mr. Elliott. Kerr'n counsel, llurncy admitted tbut (bin wan the first oml only time lie approached Kerr on such business or any other business. q.—What relation existed between you und W. A. Darlingi A.—Honesty and friendship. (Laughter.! tj.—Hmv lout has the friendship lasted i A.—Twenty-live years. [Laughter.] t[.—And tho honesty? A.— Always. (Laughter. 1 lie wan iihl;ed why ue believed that Kerr would want money, ami replied because he had no claim upon Mr. Kerr. He bad never told the story fully before, although lie had made allusion to It, because there was always much mystery about the manner in which bo not Orton’s appointment. Mr. Elliott, ufler further proceedings, said he wished to read over the testimony, both in chief mul cross-examination, before going further. Clymer said witness would be recalled on crops* examination. Hanford interrogated witness, who said bis first Interview with Green took place In Wus)dm. r tuii. (irecn authorized him to suy be would jmy money for the appointment, as he had tried, but could not obtain the place In any other way. The anonymous letter addressed to Kerr men tioned the charge that witness had paid the money tu Kerr. Several parties, newspaper men includ ed, pursued him, but he declined tu talk about tbe matter to them. <}. (Uy Itcprcscntatlvo Glytncr)—You never said that District-Attorney IHlss and Darling crowded you, and tbut there was great pressure to induce you to miiku the etatcnicntr Witness denied that ho had said so. Q. —Did you say flint, rather than make the state ment, you would resign the place you hold lu tho Appraiser's olUee? 'A.-Yus. I^.— Was not tho pressure intended to make you give a statement or clear out of the olllce ? A.—l did not care for the 551,800 salary, as I can obtain employ merit outside. (£,—Did you not make your first statement rath er ns a ihrcitv to ingratiate yourself In favor of youi employers ? A. —There was no occasion for that. KEllll'S STATEMENT. The examination for to-day being at an end, Speaker Kerr remarked be did nut want to retire without saying a few words, and asked tu be sworn. Tills having been dune, he said: I only want to remark to-day that I deny every materia) state ment made by this witness affecting my personal honor nnd oUlciul Integrity. That Is all. If 1 were In eullldent health 1 would make a statement of the circumstances which led to this Investigation, in connection with tlionuouymous letter I received, but I do not (eel able to do so to-day. 1 will fuithcr any that, consciously, I never knew this witness in my life; but I do tiot say or with to be understood os saying tbut be did not introduce Green to me. I do not know sis doorkeepers about this House now, though they are supposed to bo my political friends. I never consciously exchanged one min ute’s conversation between Heaven and earth with that person. I never knew him. and be was never at my room ns he has stated, and of course I never received any money from Idm nor from any one cUo. DOCUMENTS. Mr. Crosby, Chief Clerk of tlio War Department, produced papers relative to Augustus (’. (Jrecn. The first was u descriptive list, dated Judo 22, IbtMJ, and signed by Kerr, recommending (jrecu to be appointed Second Lieutenant in tbo Army, and certifying that (Jrecn was personal Jy known to him an a person of good character, ami that lie be lieved (Jrecn was mentally, morally, and physic ally ([ualllled Co perform tho duty of a Lieutenant in tho United Stales army. The next paper produced was also dated June 12, IHUU. and whs from Nelson Taylor, addressed to the War Department, asking tho return of the papers he hud tiled In behalf of Green. These papers were returned, and afterward given by Green to Kerr. The third paper was one filed with Hie Preside! by the Hon, Aiyer htrouse, requesting the append menl of Green. Tiie fourth paper was addressed to tho Secretary of \uir by Kerr, dated July hi, IbUU, us follows; “Will you have the kindness to send the com mission of Augustus P. Green to ids address ut Madison avenue, New York City! He was nomi nated by me. ” Tiio tlftli was ob follows: ilmiHE np Ui’l'iiuschtati vas, April IH, 187(1. Gen. K. D, 'J'oivmeitil, AilJitUml General— My Uuak Sin: May 1 trouble you to inform mo whether there is now In Harney a man named Augustus P. Green, of the raid; of First Lieutenant, or any higher rank, and if Midi person is nut In the army now. whether he won In the last four or live years, and how he got out? Vuur attention will greatly oblige me. 1 have the honor to bo very truly yours, 31, v. Keuu. HOW HE OOT OUT. To this the Adjutant General replied thut Augus tus D. Green whs a First Lieutenant In (he Fourth Artillery, ami was dismissed from tho service by sentence of comt-murtial March 28, IH7U. lie was appointed in (ho regular army July 20, 1800. Ho had previously served us uu oflleorof volun teers. Adjourned till Wednesday. UttEKN’S TESTIMONY, Tlie tentltnniiy of A. I*. Green in Hie above case, taken hi secret session on Saturday, was given to the press to-day. It is lengthy, and the Mime story in detail which fins been published. Ho tes tiiled that be never hud any understanding with Kerr thut ho was to pay for the appointment, nor did he ruy any tiling to Kerr about n!s arrangement with Harney. Witness further lestlllcd that pre vious to bis introduction to Kerr, Harney hud spoken of other Congressmen through whom he hoped to get witness an appointment, and in troduced him to onu whose namu lie had forgotten, but nothing came of it. Hu hud no association or acquaintanceship in Kerr’s district or in Indiana that aided him with reference tu tills appoint ment. WlinvM Btated that ho wne not examined by nny Hoard. Km's recommendation procured him thu appointment, without any additional Inlluence. Wllnei-h being asked by Robbins how It was that he left thu unity, replied that he was dismissed, having Hindu nu unfortunate step, and hud been gobbled up like n worm by u mocking-bird when it U hungry. Other men had duno thu same thing without being court-martialed. In reply to questions put by t-lymcr, witness stated that Korr examined him very curei'nlly ns to his recommcudatluu mid general mtpuelly. Wit* nous, three years after Ills appointment, Mopnedat New Albany to pay Ida respects to Kerr, which he would not liuvo done If ho had believed that Kerr received the money which he. witness, paid to llurney, Hu did not then believe, and does not now believe, that Kerr received this money. WHAT 19 THOUGHT OF IT. Thu testimony of llurney Is thu general theme of conversation. Although hu sworn positively that he gave Kerr money to procure Die appointment of Green, the statement is generally discredited, not only from thu pure character which Kerr has al ways sustained, out from thu manner of thu w it ness. Lending Republican members do not Uesl tutu to avow their thorough disbelief of Harney's story, trusting rutber In Kerr's statement under oath that ho never received any money fiom Har ney or any other pursuit for' Green's appointment. Kumc of thu friends of Kerr desired, owing to the precarious condition of his health, that thu ex amination he postponed fur two weeks, but Repro tentutiveu Lord and Hereford, two of his principal advisers, thought it were butler that he should at once meet his accuser. Kerr unhesitatingly adopt ed their advice. and Ihorcforu appeared before thu Committee. Beveral witnesses from New York have i>ecn summoned, and will thuroughly contra dict llurney In muturia) points. Harney, on returning to Ins hotel this afternoon, staled bu had been before (hu Committee. On be ing asked whether hu hud been scalped, replied: ••No; but I have killed thu Democratic party I” Much sympathy is expressed for Speaker Kerr, bo being lu u very feeblu condition of health. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS, London', May'-9.—Steamships Sardinian, from Montreal, Ohio, (rum I'luladulphlu, and Holland, from New York, have arrived. •Ssn Fuanchsco, May W> —Arrived, the steamer (Ueiiu from Uoug Kong, via Yokohama, with 000 Coolies. CRIMINAL NEWS. Exhilarating Episodes in the Life of a Louisiana Politician. Escape of Two Murderers under Death- Sontenco at Cayuga, Canada, A Son-In-Law of Senator Brownlow Killed In Arkansas. A Wrctcli In Wnslitngton Connty, la,, Murders His llciiefnclor* LOUISIANA “ POLITICS.** .fyccfaf /Hii'Otch tv The Tribune. Nr.w Om.UANi. La., May m—A man Conven tion of the Republicans of Baton Itonge to elect delegates to the State Convention was held on Sat urday, notwithstanding the threats of some of the Democrats of the parish (tint the meeting would not he permitted. During the day bands of Regu lators rode into the town and scattered through the streets, They committed no acts of violence, but, In Isolated Instances, through threats or persua sion, deterred several members from attending the Convention. About half-past 1 o'clock the follow ing morning, Representative W, f). Lane, who occupied u room on the second floor of the Harney lloimc. was awakened from his sleep by the sound of feel In the hallway And at the dour ofhls room. He asked, “ Who's there?" but got no answer. A knocking was commenced at the door, and soon nn effort woe made to break It open. Lane took his pistol from the bureau to be ready for action. Before retiring he hart barricaded the door with a chair, hut the pressure from the out side forced the door partly open, and the figure of a man appeared at the opening. A shot was flred from the opening at Dio bed, when Lane responded with a shot at the Intruder, who, evidently wounded, withdrew, Lane again se cured the door, while the attacking party fell back for consultation. They again tried to force the door, and some shots were flred from the outside through tho door, shuts which Mr. Lane quickly re turned. and again drove the besieger* away. They again returned with a sort of baUering-ram, and fried the door. Lane flred two more shots through the panel of the door, and, while liny deliberated, strengthened the barri cade and reloaded tils pistol. Finally the attacking party retired down the atulrs. and Lane went to the window and listened. A party was standing on the sidewalk, They asked: “Is it fixed?" The reply from the descending party ftfls, “Yes." Some others rode off on horseback, and asked, “All right?" The reply wa*. “All rlglill Come on." The parly moved off up the street. Evidently two of the gang were wounded. They left the outskirts of the town hi u gallop, with a buggy with three men hill. It was after wards reported that one of the party had been wounded in tho head, and another In tbo arm. The attacking mob consisted of seven men. who were masked. It was doubtless their Intention lo murder or abduct Mr. Lane, us bus been fre quently threatened. A DOUULi: TRAGEDY. A>u» For* Timet, Jfrt'/US. The Inmates of the double tenement house No. •llff East Ninth street discovered yesterday morn ing that during the night previous a tenant named James Dudwell, aged (JO years, occupying two rear rooms on the first floor, had attempted to murder ids wife and lake his own life. The first Intima tion which tile people of the house gut of the trag edy \v«s In the appearance of Dudwell about 7u. m. in the hallway with a large gush in his throat, HcwußinukltJgevcry exertion to stanch litc wound with the aid of a wet sponge, and when spoken to could only give utterance to u gurgling sound, by which he was unable to convey any meaning. En tering the apartments in which Dudwell and Ills wife lived, Hie affrighted people found the wife upon the bed with head and face disfigured. It was evident from the position of the poor woman that Dudwell had attacked her while site was asleep, striking her several powerful blows on the head with o common hatchet, which Instru ment win* found in the bedroom, covered with blood, and that shortly after, realizing what be bud done, lie seized a small huud-suw and gashed his own throat. Among the people of the house, Dudwell and his wife were looked upon as (inlet, imhf-lrioiis persons, and had nevernctod In u manner that would lead to the supposition that their married life was otherwise than amicable. They had been occupants of (he house fur (iic past fourteen yean, Him during that lung period regu larly paid theirrent. Dudwell is a lahorcrbyoccu- K" n, and up to two weeks ago worked for Mr. Fish, u builder. The loss of his situation preyed on the man's mind to such un extent that lie gradually became insane, and whllu thus afflicted contemplated the murder of his wife and his own suicide. From the fact that Mrs. Dud well was seen by a Mrs. Morton about t) o'clock on Friday evening In one of the empty front rooms, and did not then complain of any violence on tho part of her husband, it Is evident that Dodwell did not begin his murderous work until late in the night or at an early hour the following morning. The two rooms, though poorly tarnished, were clean and comfortable, and Wero llttlo disturbed, and did nut present the disturbed appearance usual after a desperate struggle. Thin fact supports tho theory that the woman was sleeping when attacked, and was therefore not prepareuto defend herself or escape from the blows of the murderer. As soon on the police were Informed of the tragedy the man and woman were removed in an ambulance to liellevuo Hospital, where it was found that the latter could nut possibly survive the effects of her wounds. The right side of the skull is shuttered, and the Jaw badly jracluml. A wound on the left cheek extends from the car to the month, and the left pfdc of the body Is completely paralyzed. Efforts un the part of Dr. Smith, the attendant physician, to restore consciousness proved futile, the operation only resulting in im proving the breathing of the patient perceptibly. Dodwell was assigned for treatment to Dr. Sliver, mid is also in u very low condition, although there ib every hope that his life may be spared. SHOOTING AFFRAYS. Mkmpiii*, Tuuu., May ffih—Passengers from the Hot Spring*, Ark., report an intense cxcPenicnt there over tho shooting of JuhnC, Hale, a prom inent citizen of that place, and son-in-law of ex (jov. Drownlow, of this Statu, lust Saturday, hy William I*. Walsh, the Postmaster, and a prom inent politician. The difficulty grow out of Walsh building a store on I'lotlnd claimed by Hale. Thu reports are confflemig as to who fired the first shot. Walsh emptied the content* of u double-barreled shot-gun into Hale's side* inUkling mortal wouudb. Walsh was arrested. Coi.pjjiuis, U., May At Dublin, about 12 miles from tills city, yesterday evening, a gang of construction hands on the Columbus «k Toledo Kuilroad got on a drunk, w hen two men, named John Shank und Hut Conners, had nquarrel. which terminated by bbutik pulling a pistol and shooting Conners lit the breast. Conners died in a few minutes. Shank was captured by Ills comrade*, tied, nnd brought to this city this morning, and turned uvur to thu authorities. A NECK SAVED. Special Phiatch to 77-e TWftiiM. Four Waynb, Iml., May iff).—The celebrated Wall murder case cumc to a brief termination to day. Wall Is a colored preacher, who murder-d John Cronkhell on the ffd of last July. Tho first trial lasted fourteen days, and resulted In a drutb sentence!. The case was carried to the Supreme Court, which granted a new trial. Wall thtn se cured a change <|f venue (rum Judge Uuii.-uto Judge Hlack, of Huntington. Afterwards, n-.oii-u was made of it change ol venue to another count.. Judge Slack to-duy grunted the change of vn o uud sent the case to Whitley County to lie tri-id In beptember. Afterwards, Wall's attorneys offcri-i' to withdraw the motion und put in u plea of giutty of murder In (hu second degree. Tho blocs'* Attorney accented the proposition, o plea of guilty was mime, unit Judge Maeu then sentenced Vtal 1 to Hie I'uiiitontiary for life. Hu will bo tn'ic'i to Michigan City m a day or two. A HOKRIRLK MYSTERY, Special DltpaUh to The Tribune. Caiuo, 111., Mty-b.—A small vld containing a slip of paper on which there is writing was picked up about twenty daysogo in lao harbor of New Orleans, by ulUcerHof the (fraud Luke No. ff, uud delivered yesterday to Col. J. S. Itcurdou, ugoiu for thu line to which thu Ct and Lake belongs. I have teen and read thu» it is w ritten on with ink, apparently nurvous.y, uml lu a Lurry. Tho words are: “April gff, 187»L~\Ve have ail been murdered, and by people uf thu South. Uod will punish them." (Signed) Sir*. WlllUmsberger, husband, und tuby, Uuilham, .Muss. The last words were evidently written os on af terthought, apparently (or identification. To what horrible ulluir Is thi* ideco of papgyakoy? Ihu paper Is well iire>ei\ed, uud with thu vial is in luo possession uf Col. Hcardon, THE BLUNU-SUOT. Special Ditpalch to The lYibune. Dcafyui:, la., May go.—Saturday night, Felix Gunn, u young man *-’l years of ago, while going homu was attacked by two men named McCloskty und Hedlngluti. Ouo uf them struck him over tho t-yu with u slung-shot uud fractured bis skull. Uu is nut expected to live. VIPER METKMVSYCTIOSED, Special DUpulch to Vie Tribune. Sioun i’rrv, lu., May ‘JO.— I Tbo niau who tnur* tiered Frank Carr Friday night, about 80 mites mat of hero, in Washington County, to-day mado a full confession of bis crluio to uu otUcur at Newell, where be Is eonllued In the JnlL lie adults bis guilt, but says that u abort time previous ho drank a large quantity of whisky, and could not resist the impulse to kill Carr aa be lay alecplug uu a wagon seat. He took ft gun from the wagon. and. niter shooting tho top of Carr’s h»?a»l off. broke the gunstock up over his body, robbed him of his money and left. Ho my* he ha* n wife at Boone, In., and bad itarfed out to look for work when overtaken by Carr with the tram. He accepted an Invitation lo ride, and at night they canned out a few miles from Sue City, where the murder was committed. He will be ox* amlned to-morrow and committed for trial. BIIUTAI. MUUDKIt. Special Ditpateh to Tho Tribune. Patpo.v, JII,, May WL—Frank Flouton was •tabbed by Henry Parker at Loda, 4 miles north of this place, yesterday afternoon, from tho effects of which he died this morning. Pnrkcr'a mother had had some words with Flouton In regard to his discharge from the employ of a farmer near Buck- Icy. Parker, learning of this, entered the huu«c where Flouton wa« seated and kicked the latter In the shoulder, nml, before he could rise, Parker stabbed him In the abdomen, severing the email In testines. An inquest was held, end a verdict re turned In arcorrtnn'uj with tho above. Parker Is now In Jail at Watsekn. Nkw om.KAS-. May £o.—Three white men. Mtf.'ftrdJe. Orabsrn, and Dumoiivlllo, wbllo sleep ing In camp In Iberville Parish, were attacked by a negro who killed Mct.'urdle and Graham with nn ax, ami wounded UumonvUlo. Thu negro plundered tho camp and Hud. SHOT UIR imOTHER-IN'-LAW. Special f)l»pntr.h to The Tribune. Bt. Pact, Minn.. May tiff.—Vcstordayaftcrnoon. aboutl) mile?out on the Hudson road, Frederick Swlegcl shot and fatally wounded Conrad l!a«te. hla hrolheMn-law. Swlcgei's wife had taken ref uge at her brother's house. on account of trouble with her husband. Swlegcl, being drunk, went to the bouse, and. after a few word*, fired with his pistol at Haste's breast. Neighboring furmeusoon gathered, nml were about lo Indict quick ju-llce. having the rope already roundSwlegeps neck, when a Catholic clergyman Interposed, and Induced the crowd to surrender tho man to the Washington County Sheriff. ESCAPE or MUUDEUEUS, Special Dispatch to Vie Tribune. Catcoa, Unt., May ffO.—Last evening John and James Young, two sentenced murderers, escaped from jail In this place. Yc«tcrday morning James was released from his nhacklcs. and. in the even ing. the Jailer went to the prisoners' cell to re place them, when the prisoner Jerked tho shackles from the Jailer and struck him across the head with them, completely stunning him. The prisoner took the keys from the Jailer, went to John Young’s cell, unlocked It. and both escaped. The Deputy Sheriff and n strong posse of constables went Immediately in pursuit. The Government has offered s.*oo for the recapture of each. They w ere to have been hanged on the gist of June. HOT SPRINGS MURDER# Litti.k Dock, Ark., May db.—W. I*. \7«l?h, Postmaster at Hot Spring, shot and killed John C. Hall un Saturday |a<*t in a personal difficulty about a certain lot of land which Hall claimed, and upon which Walsh had commenced to build. Wnl«h and his nephew, James Walsh. were! arrested, and arc in charge of the Sheriff, charred with killing Hull. The Coroner*s jury found taut Hail turne to hie etenth hy n gun-shot wound at the hanilsuf W. I*. and Jellies Walsh. Cunshb rrtble excitement over this affair has prevailed fur two days at the Spring*. HOMICIDE IjfnrsKxi'otr*, Did., May -f.—A fight occurred to-day between the union and non-union bricklay ers at the Insane Asylum building, ff miles west of this city, during which Samuel Latte shot sud kill cd a man whose nntuc could nut be learned. Luke came to this city and surrendered himself to tbc police, claiming to have acted in self-defense. CHEAP ENOUGH! Special DtKfHitch to The Tribune. McOncooit. la., May til).—James C. Moatcs, ac cused of grand larceny, was on Saturday last ac quitted at Klkadur, where he hud been on trial before Judge Noble for two weeks. Cost to tbt county, $5.000. AMUSEMENTS. 2IOO2.EY*S THEATRE Ernest Ilium's drama of *• Hose Michel,” es re vised and adapted for the stage by James Steele Mnckayc, was produced at this theatre lust night by Miss Hose Eytlnge and u company specially se lected to support her. Thu history of the piny must be tolerably well known la the public. A fail ure In Paris and London, it had n great success in New York, thu credit of which is supposed to be due In about equal parts to the merit of Mr. Mac kaye’s adaptation, the liberality of the managers of tho theatre in mounting the piece, and the skill of tbc octors in tho Union Square Theatre. The first two of these reasons for deserving popular support arc attached to the (day us it is represented In Chicago. Mr. Mackayc's work Is the same, and thu scenery is thu same as was used in the Union Square Theatre. The acting, us we shall have occasion to observe further on. Is vastly dif ferent. The story of the play Is as follows: The principal characters are Pierre Michel and his wife Jioee, They have a daughter Louite, who is betrothed to u young man named Andre. His fam ily has always been distinguished for nn irreproach able name und fine sense of honor. There is also a servant of the Michels, Mouliiul by name, who supplies sombre amusement In one or two scenes, and In the end becomes an important witness. These characters are in low-life. As representa tives of the polite world, we have the Huron de lieitevie, a roue, who 1« bought to consent to a separation from Ids wife, and to leave the country; the Count tie i >ruay, and his mother,—the last named being protector and guardian of the Laron on tU Jl/llrrie, wife of the dissolute Huron. These two groups of personages, in iow and high life, are brought together in action hy tho avarice of Pierre MicJifl and the lost of tie JteUerle, The latter, being about to take a long journey, looks about for an agreeable female companion. Ills desire sug gest* (he charming I.ouitt Michit, anil he tempts her father with un offer of money to consent to Ids daughter's shume. Pierre Mirhil is a miser. Money can tempt him to anything. He strikes a bargain with the Huron. The hitter comes to Pierre Mirh/l'n house late at night, with all his money about him, and proposes to carry out tho scheme. Then the idea occurs to < J/icAct, “Why be satisfied with a email share of the mon ey? Why not murder the muir und have it all?" 'flic murder Is accomplished, though not in view of the audience. It takes place In a back-room, while Hone Michel, in terror and anguish of heart, witnesses It in front. When the crime Is complet ed. she confronts Pierre and compels him to sur render the blood money. He gives it to tier In the pocket-book of the Huron fie Hetlrrle. She hurries with this pocket-book to the mansion of the Count 1>« Vtriiuy, from whom she knows JJe little* vis had the money, and leaves it in a drawer of tho Count'll desk. Tho pocketbook bearing the Jianm't initials is found there, and thu Count is accused of thu mur der. Appearances are against him. Ho had Rifled with tho Huron hi anger, ami had long been a enemy. He is tried and condemned to die, Jiote Michel Is lorn by distracting emotion*, tills dare nut (ell the truth, though site despises tier husband; for her child's life Is bound up In the young man whom she is to marry, and how could •tin, with his unblemished name, marry the daughter of a murderer? On the other hand, she cjuinol hear to see wn innocent man suffer u shame !iil draih on thu scaffold. She attempts to re-cue he prisoner, with the sanction of (he Protect, whose compassion has overpowered his sense of duty, hut is thwarted again by the treachery of her I husband, who reveals the plan of escape in order to secure ids own safety. Then, ut last. Pone I MUhtl'e love of truth and Justice becomes stronger than her devotion to her daughter, him raves the Count und eondemus her hueluind. The husband is shot und killed iu an attempt to es cape, und thu Count, overturning with gratitude, ratchcs up a match between the murderer's dough er und the honest goldsmith's son. after all. Thu motive of tho drama, It will he obperved. Isa mother's love. This one chord of passion, perhaps thu deepest and strongest in human nature. hlnc main mm of (lie action; and, though skillfully used. It Is too much used. The effect of nuked re iteration und rupclitiun 1* not cumulative; it in of ten Just lliu opposite, lint wu find much to admire and praise in “ lioso Michel." und would not ho understood as condemning It. A sombre interest pervades it, the construction of It is artistic, many of the situations are strongly dramatic, and it af fords opportunity for u ilnv display Ami contrast of character. The dialogue docs not strike the fancy or arouse the inti Heel, hut the story, with iu dra matic surroundings,- fixes the eye and quicken* the pulse. Tlio drama owes every tiling to tho marvelous act ing of Miss liusu Eytlngv. whom wu welcome to Chicago us one of the truest artists on tho Ameri can stage. Situ acts every moment she is before the footlights, and we scarcely Know which to ad mire most—her elocution. her rare power of facial expression, or her intuitive sense of dramatic pro priety. Mr. .1. D. atuUley, who assumes Hie part of Pierre Michel, acquitted hlm-elf in u highly creditable manner. Mr. Willie Seymour as J/oult tut and “tho other doy" Polli/huij, wero favor ites from the start, and clever enough to deserve all the guud-wishes they received. Ml*s Ltlli.m Cloves us the llurouctt de Httlevie was Intelligent and acceptable, (if the rest of the cast the less said thu better. Mr. Collier was not ut ail equal to the part of the Count de IVnuiy. Ho looked and acted so lltllu In the manner of a French noble man that the wildest Iniuginatiou could not reconcile itself to his statement that he had been reading thu teconti volume of Voltaire’s philosophy. Wu felt sure that a no- Uestii of that description could never have gotten beyond the title-page of the first volume; and It was a mutter lor serious debate whether bo could read or write his native language nt all. The weakness of thu company, with (no few ex ceptions noted, will bo apparent to all who visit (hi UuMilru. U U hlshly Ifenfurc. (hat the public should understand that this is not tho regular Union Square Tlu-olru company. 11 Is not, and bus not been, advertised as such. Aside from tho question of thu “ regularity " or “ irregularity of luo company, stands the prominent fact of Huso hytluge's presence hero in a professional capacity for thu first Hutu, uud thu further fuel that her im personation nf time Michel is mi excellent niece of workmanship, worth gale,'miles und paying dol lars to see. It will be u thing to talk about lu fu ture years. AMERICAN MUSIC. Its Conceded Instrumental Representa tive Is a Brilliant Attraction of the Centennial. Pianos Which Hnvc Rnled the World for More Than Hnlf a Century. Sptciat CorretpotuUne« of The Tribune. Philadelphia, May 27—A chief factor In the civilization of the age lias been the pianoforte. Our country, with ail Its nmrvcloua aids to prog* ress, has been peculiarly blessed in having had perfect music brought to almost every hearth stone. The entire hu»t half of Its century of ad vancement has been accompanied by the piano, whk-h has found Us way to the dwellings of thu mighty and humble alike to a degree known In no other land. From the time Jonas Chlckcr- Ing begun, InlbSl, to show the world that America was the natural home of true piano* making, up to the present year of Centennial grace, we nave had this monarch of music tvllh ua everywhere continuously. The piano has been our great instructor, harmonizer, and aid to culture. It has made American home-life a model to be admired and copied the world over. Here in the grand expanse of the Exposition's main ediliee Is dally to no witnessed full vcrlll- cation of wlmt I assert. The department de voted to the exhibition of pianos is the centre of nil attraction. Men, women, uml children lin ger in tills section us nowhere else. There Is un eager study of theworkmanshlp; nncver-emilng testing of actions and tones*, u steady run of understanding comment that shows how genu ine an American Institution the piano Is,—how broad-spread is the appreciation iu this country of its magic worth and power. What the house of dickering & Sous has done toward working out this ennobling condi tion of imulc In America, there la little need for me to say. The record of tills firm's labors and triumphs Is eternally entwined with the cause of music and refinement in the United Stales. Jotms (.‘bickering, an American, com menced over fifty years ago to prove to all man kind timt the piano must and should he a dis tinctively American Instrument. That proof lias been made, by himself and his gifted (suc cessors, Irrefutable, and cultured Europe has for years conceded that American pianos nave a uniform honedy and excellence unknown to the makers of oilier land*-. 1 might im well he correctly understood first in last. Ily American pianos | mean those made by Americans and nothing else. If a for eigner brings his Ideas and training of the ancient regime to this country, and sets up in the business of manufacturing pianos, he U lu no sense an American maker, and urn never be one. Ills methods urn European, and are con fessedly Inferior, for European judges have publicly so announced, as witness the bestowal upon tile Chickerlngsof tin* highest of competitive honors,fnclmiingthe peerless gift of theCrossof the Legion of Honor. The imported foreign mak ers only embody or revamp their old-time prin ciples ‘of manufacture. They cannot use the matchless American inventions, for the Chick- eriugs have those secured by letters-patent. They cannot do more than partially imitate thu superb const met loti of American instruments, for the Chkkcrings have mi unapproachable start (n experience ami reputation, and who ever heard of an American Wing overtaken In a. race lu which he hud once fairly obtained a lead! The American pianos come to the Centennial trial laden with freshest of laurels. Even the very latest of World 1 * Fairs added another trophy to the ChlckcritigR 1 fame. The iirat grand prize medal at the Chili Exposition was awarded, over all other competition, to this house. The Incident given added zo»t to tho present event, and 1 hear pleasant comment dally upon the fact that Cliickcilng & .Sons have mdv had to hold up their aprons fur the past half century, while Just fortune has showered therein tokens of her approbation per ennially. This house makes a peculiarly attractive dis play. It was to have been expected that the pioneer and chieftain of American plano-mak cre would have recognized the grandeur of the occasion. Cliickerhig & Suns ‘give tribute to the nation's festival by a magmtiicni exhibit of Instruments. Superb samples of their square, grand, and uptight pianos ure shown beneath u handsome canopy, the pavilion being erected, as usual with this linn, hi a style of correct art, wholly free from the manner of the meretricious (mollis common to great expositions. The piano* are Incased In vlchlv carved uml inlaid caskets, and eye and oar alike are accorded a refreshing joy lu the pres ence of the CUU-kcrlng exhibit. This stand is the musical focus of the Exposi tion. It Is the common resort of amateurs, connoisseurs, and all understanding people to whom a perfect piano Is u well-spring of happi ness. There is a constant hour of melody, and Hie air Is alive with the rich, powerful tones of these paragons of instrument!*. There li a glow of pride upon the faces of the throng of Ameri cans as thev behold and listen to t hc>e, the rulers iu the world of pianos. Visitors from abroad also mingle thickly in the crowd, rtvognteiug gravel ally thu superiority of the instruments lung since pronounced bv their own home ex perts tube the acme of the piano-making art. Cuistdouo. CASUALTIES. DROAVXKI). Special DiiimUh lo The Tribune. .Taxiuvillc, Wls., May *JH.—William W. Nash, formerly a resident of Milwaukee, was drowned here yesterday forenoon about 11 o'clock. Ills body was recovered In a few minutes after he fell luto the river. About half an hour previous to the body being found Hunting In the river he was seen idttlne on one of the pler>* of the dam. The sup position Is that while sitting on the pier he became drowsy, and accidentally fell into the river. An inquest wiu* held on the body, and a verdict ren dered In accordance with these fuels. 110 was -17 years of age amt without a family. Special Diupatch to The Tribune. LaSalle, ill.. May ksi.—ThU uitmtoon little Michael Whalen, youngest sou of the widow of MichfleMViintcn, of lids cite, was found drowned hi the steamboat basin. Ills father was drowned wiieit the mm wan i month* of age. Salt Lake, May tin.—There lias been quite an emigration of Mormon* to AiUunu during the na»l winter and spring. While on their way to these Arizona settlements mi the vMthof this month, President Wells anil seven men were upset while crossing a ferry of the Colorado Ulver. and liitliop lioumly, one of the parly, was drowned. BODY BOUND. Special Dlipalt h to TT.e Tribune, I\rJtAXAi*oi.ts, Iml., .May Tins morning (he body of a dead man was found iu Flat Keck Creek, near Columbus on the Jeffersonville, Madison A Indianapolis Uallroad. which proved to he that of JohnH. llnhhard, traveling agent for tho Mmillou Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati. Ho \vnn seen at Columbus Inst Thursday without money. That night lie attempted U> steal u ride to his home t Edinburg) and was knocked oil thu train by U bridge uhd klllvd. BKLL OVKUUOAUD. Special itlepaich to The Tribune. Manistee, Mich., May ffO.—A tuck-polntcr named John Cordon, resident of Chicago. while Intoxicated this aftumoon fell from the iluck at thu Northern Transportation Company's landing into the river. lie was rescued by a comrade (n n half dead condition, but was resuscitated, uud Is now out of duugur. MINIS EXPLOSION*. roTTsviULt, Pu., May li9.— Jty an explosion of flre-dump in thu slope of thu Lehigh ami Wilkes burro Coal Company. nearTuinaqiin, tills aftonur in. eight men and a uoy wore severely burned about tho bauds «ud faces. It is thought all will recover. THE WEATHER. Wapijikoton, 11, C., May 110.—For Iho Upper Loke region and Upper Mississippi Valley. fulling barometer, northeast to southeast winds, Increas ing to brisk ami possibly high, partly cloudy weather and local mins, with lower temperature lu latter and rising in former. LOCAL OUSEUVATIOVs. cmcAQO. May go. Tintt. .ti tr. /Ar | , 'nj&a*. m. uj.k'.l r»j w»s. jv., frc»n 'Fair. llilaa. m.i'ii.Hi Hi. 41 'V.. . . lUear. a;i»'p. m.V-j 77; hu 41 s. \v., freih Fair. b:M *. iu.jiW.Hll tfl Tj ’Uirl’ag. u:U' .. m.|7H.h7j a» 74 s. K.. irflU . Vtv r, 10; 1H p, m.l'Jtf.B.H 1 .%J) B<l N.. fU’»ll IVJlFulr. _ "Uultuum Uicrm. us xtt iiiietcr. «7. Slluliuuia. &i UAL OII»KUVATIO.>a. Ciiicauo. >Uy ia>~Mtdnlght. Th r. Wimi. I M N.. frt-ali... TJ B. V... hrlik. 7d K., uciillo <ll U., Tight.... 4i K. £..hrlik. 74 E., freih.... 75 s., frc»h.... 67 B. K. trull. 74 H., light .... 4u N. 1-1., freih. 75 !H., IrviU.... Urt IK. W., freih Hrt W., light.... 74 Ib. k/lrltk. Vhffenue 'J'.t.Xi Ireeklurhlgu ,2;».57 i»veui’ort....2u.7o j.'iiver h I lulutU wut ■i. uiioou... ai.7o trukuk 74 I.aOoiae 20.77 Leavenworth 2U.74 Milwaukee... 20.04 OnmliA 20.011 J'lartc 20.21 rhltalelidtU. 20,hi Vttukioa 20.57 JACKSONVILLE COMMENCE facial DUpatch to Th* Ti ib Jackhunyilll, 111., Moy '-'ll.—Co Week Id UiU AUtclu of Urn West 1a him. U.t week the High School O occurred. &ud *«ver*J eocwrte* tud lh»*Jr annual exercises. To-night the Com. nioticemnnl of thu Illinois Conservatory of Miielc was held in the Opera-House. ?J ierC f , W(,ro Hto graduates, all of them In piano mnalc, and three of them also In vocal music, Each exhibits a high degree of pro* flclenr.y and skill, anil, In their public rendition, reflected honor both on themselves and the Faculty of the Institution. Jacksonville has reason to bo very proud of her Conservatory, for It tua able instructors, and is turning out somo Tory great ndepts In music. One, especially, who graduated this evening. Miss Carrie Whittlesey, daughter of ilio Ilev. tVllliam \Vhlttlesey, a Congregational minister of this city, possesses a voice of remark* able excellence,-and Is destined to make the world hear of her In the future. SPORTING. IJASC WAI/Tv, WHITE 9TOCUINOH—niIODB ISLANDS, Special Dltpalch to The Tribute. Rosto*, Mass., May 2D—The White Stockings, on their way from Hartford bore, stopped to-day at Providence and played the Uhode Islands, ths scral-profcsbional club of that city. The score wus: lunirujt— Chicago* Rhode Islands. 1234 5 6789 ,2 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 3-13 ,0 0 U 0 0 0 0 1 1— a unrurouj), ill Npeciut iM'oahh to The Tribune.. RorKToitw. 111.. Mny go.— considerable stir In nano ball circles was created here to-dny on the occasion of n match game of limu hall between a nicked nine from Frc-,n>rl and the Itockford ulna. The fair ground, where the match took place, w«* covered with spectators. After a sharp game of three hour* the Rockford** came out ahead, defeat* Ini* the Freeport club two to one. The scorentood '.’o to 10. It ih hard to l.cnt Itockford at bine bait, for from this noil came the hen haco bull players the world hat) ever Been. WTIKSTIiINO. CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, May CO.—ln the wrestling match to* night, e.'.00 a side, IbmyMcr wa» thrown three times by Uanur, the latter winning the match. PAWNEES AND OSAGES. A’pfcidf Dlipalch to The Tribune, TjAWrener, Kan., May 20.—The contract for furnishing the Pawnee Indians with supplies was awarded by Nupt. Nicholson to Messrs. lildridge * Lendl, of Coffeyvlllc. A grand barbecue wa* clven at the Osage Agency on the JMth for the benefit of the Chiefs and school children. As the rchool cloied on the iMth, this olTolr wo* gotten up for them, ami committee* wore appointed to see the thing properly through, A beef was killed and roasted whole, and In that manner wan conveyed to the school-building, where a grand feast had been prepared, constating of everything imaginable in the eating line, by the ladies of lie; Agency. Thu general good-feeling existing at the Agency waa well evidenced to the lookers-on when the grand procession of whites ami usages was seen marching up the jnnmitala-niml whicn lends to tho nchoul-hnlldln:;. There they nil gathered in tho chapel, when, after a few remarks hart hern made, they all repaired to thu dlnlng-rcma. and Gov. Jog mad" a very powerful and eiJetllve speech. Thu Indians are gathering nt thu Agency from nil quar ters. uni arc enrolling for payment, which will bo made uexi wcil;. The Usages are now iu from tho West, ami till an* quiet. The report is that thu I'Hwneer had u tight on the halt Plain* with either whites or Cheyennes. It is thought that they met the dclncliiucnt from Camp Supply, scut to fulur tepl thu Ueofes. 9 WHISKV. St. Lort*, Mn., May igt.— Information from In teraid-Jicvcmic .SKpcrvWr .Meyer, who is hunting up illicit e>tl 11s In IJ.dllngorCounty, into theellcct that there are crooked hiilison nearly every creek lu the county, ami several secreted In out of the way places in the woods. Ho expects to arrest some forty per urns who arc, ur have been, eon iicr't( d wUh 'llicit distilling. mill to breakup all tin* stills but. o,ring to peculiar clrcumstancea In the cu-‘e, It will take some time to do It. He ho* a force about forty stronp with him. uml no further reai.-lnncc to his operations has been offered. In the I'nited States District Court to-day, tho civil suits against distillers’ bonds proceeded and judgments were entered in favor of the Govern ment against Alfred itevis for $70,000, and Louis Teuschcr fursr.l),Out). District-Attorney Dyerwlll move tor sentences ncteral minor members of the Whisky Hln;/ this week. .Itidiro Treat will leave for his summer vacation next week, and .lodge Caldwell of the fulled States Court. East ern Di-trict of Arkansas, will sit here In his place uml try the remainder of the civil and other cases which ore to come up. Nbw Unt-CAss. May -I).—Application hits been nude for new triaD h, Urn whisky cases. The tm -presftioii now prevail* that thaw who have plenty of ni'Ui’-y will *< t oh. while those who have cut lit tle or nothing will go to prison. BUSIHCSS NOTICES. Thr Southern Hotel, St. T.ouU. liarlng passed Into the hinds of Messrs. Hrcsllti. Larling A l'«,. of the UlJsuy and Metropolitan Jlolfla, yf New York, will b» completely renovated, decorat ed. and refurnished, end kept tir&t-cluan iu every respect. Listen to Kcasnn l~Thrro In no poison In Wbhart's Hm* Tree Tor Cordial! Entirely Ireu from any iiitu-ion tii.d may suppress oim disease, to Induce certain death by caiii-ing aiiotherl Thu pure lifu-sap of evergreen vegetation. warranted to cure coughs, colds, hoarseness. and all pulmonary diseases! Dr. C. \V. Henson's Celory ami Chamomile Pills nrv prepared expressly to cure sick headache, tiervou- headache, dyspeptic headache, neuralgia, nervousness and and will cure any case. I’rite .‘»i cents. Sold by Van behaack, Ste venson & Held. No. (l‘i Luke street, corner hear burn, and nil druggists. Save Your Ifnlr.— If you wish to aavo yonr hair mid keen it strong and healthy, uso “Uur liett’s Cocoidnc." IlObhHltlXPl.Nti liUOUS! iilifiS! late llic following lUrgalus at the ffist EM Dry 6ott Hob, HADISOS ASD PEORIA-STS. 11-4 White Bed Sprcada for 760; former prioo sl. 11-4 White Bod Spreads for 07 l-2o; former pried $1.40. 11-4 White Bod Spreads for $1.20; former pricel.7s. 10- Marseilles Quilts for 51; form er price 41.60. 11- Marseilles Quilts for $1.25 and $1,50 ; former price $1.75 and $2. For sil y $3.50, $4, and $4.60 wo will soil full sice heavy and flue Mar seilles Quilts, never before ollbroii for loss than $3.60, $4.60, $5 & SO. A largo lot of 6-8 Damask Napkins for Ail; worth $1.60. Wo call spe cial attention to our lino Damask Napkins for $1.50, $2.50, and $3 ; reduced from 132, $3, and $4. Bloaohcd and Drown Table Linen in all grades, a special bargain, for sl. Bleached and Brown Damask and Huok Towels for 150, 20c, and 350; worth 20c, 2Go, and 37 l-20. A largo and wall assorted stock of White Goods, suitable for this season, much below usual prices. Curtain Nets and Laoe Curtains la groat variety. Laao Lambrequins in beautiful de signs, from 760 up. IJVn/Arr CARSON, FEME & CO. /rt(n{ (Fciii6«r. .09 (fair. ....Cloudy. ....Fair. ....IFulr. .... Fair. .13 Clear. .... Cloudy, 'Fair. , ...Chur. ..... Clear. 'clear. u ,a< jHVyrTo ,11 Cloudy. ‘cloudy. rum cfliAtvGtis. DISSOLUTION, Chicago. Mty 30. 107 C . The narturnlilp heretofore eaUtiug between Edwara K. iViVy, Oeorge w. llluekley, and *S'm. 6. Uloekley. under the firm 1 of I'erUjr. Ulttcklay * Co.. 1a tuU day dl**glvcd <■/ mutual couaeut. >Uaorji«W. ulucklor utidWui. s. llluekley aru uulhorUca U aetUn *ll *o» tououuf Um uUa« unu. „ _ _ EUWAKD E, P RULE S’. UKOUUK W. lIIKCKUrK wiLLUit s. uiSciuSt: IMEHT3. jwmonccnicut i now lu full 'uuimuuctiwcut d cliwea held w I TO

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