Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 1, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 1, 1876 Page 5
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he had paid him In person 4100 ,n *.°«ii to Influence Commissioner Holden about InS Sr»n..hlmli>il«l.trmii, 1,1. In- into affairs u,e Hwuno A"yl"™. He "v.owevfr. wlicthor Iloldoii .m ol 'lwi.inv or'not. Against Commissioner Holden ‘IT hnL wliuu lioldcn raised such a stir about ?A“ffc“hi«ood(ialtbu Insane Asylum, ha wn* 'ffi Pcrlniat ouo day. and Immut lately there n ».« ivrlolnl’s friend and ceased his Inveatl- Vr, ' VorKlhn.l repeatedly told the witness rn that Holden hod been Used ami was all right, fibad cost him considerable money. Against missloner Johnson Hie evidence was most K'*inK ( ‘ ,iow t,mt 1,0 h . fld , h r il hlB Irs Into everythin* that was corrupt and damna in c -unty affairs, nnd that while 1m had been J' ipjJ uf the Hoard ho had also been at the . of iho “ lllng" therein, ami had enjoyed a ,'s share of the stealings. “ THIS INDICTMRNT9. n,„ inrv adjourned at about U:JiU, mnch pleased i their buy's work. No ludlclrnenlH were „,j -Hiat Is, no case won voted on. The !;:i Attorney, however, was ordered to w un a dozen or more of Indictments ■ ‘‘conspiracy to defraud," leaving the names ,-lt to ho filled thU morning. It Iseafe to pro !i that the nnmea of Ashton, Huasell, llnrHs. iwford. .lonca, McCaffrey. nnd Johnson will (Ml * b snks, and that they will In the next two days arrested and afforded an opportunity to plead to iirtmcnls of the chnrnctcr Indicated above. The cumenta will not be based upon Kimberly’s lestl alone, for be did not add very much to what ./already known. Aa said before, his itlniony was of Interest chiefly be tio It corroborated that of other witnesses, j was Important principally us making Pcrlolut’s losfcrto the State I’emtcntlary only a question time If ho atanda trial. Kimberly's presence In the Jury-room was town by but few until after the Jury adjourned, ten It was noised around among such of the Coni lisluncrs as were present that he had * ‘ squealed." icr were not Inclined to believe the story for some Inc. but as it came to thorn from sources after urcc they gradually yielded and fell lu with the llcf They found no time to discuss the matter. i,ev knew full well what Kimberly knew, and it If ho told it all they had trouble ahead. They aurally attached the greatest Importance to what ,d transpired, little knowing that what ho must ue narrated had already been thrice told, and islhla “squealing” had been sunnlcmcnted by j array of documentary evidence which could nut julbly be explained away. .... To-nay tiro jury will probably complete Its work id adjourn. Before adjourning, however, the rcacoce uf C. N. Holden, Jr., who la furnishing >e Insane Asylum with Hour, Is earnestly desired, e has been wanted for several days, but It ban , en impossible to find him. There are questions lildi bo la wanted to answer. PEUIOIiAT— KIMBBRIiY. TUB INDICTMBNT NOT QUASHED. At the Criminal Court yesterday morning iulge Moore delivered the following opinion In :gard to the motion to quash the Tcriolat and Jmbcrly Indictment: Tho ollonso that la described hi this Indictment, 240, la very clearly defined. It sets out: “That lc defendants dirt unlawralljr and feloniously umbine, conspire, anrt agree together with o raudulcnl Intent wrongfully and wickedly to ob* ilu by falsa pretenses of ana from A certain public omoratlon, to-wlt: Tho County of Cook, largo unis of money anrt largo quantities of personal oods anrt property of great value, to-wlt: Of the uluoof 100,000, tho money and personal goods nd properly of the said County of Cook.” Now Hat describes what is known as, and what la made y our statute, a public offense. 1 don't think Here can be much doubt about that. They con ulre to commit this offense which Is known and re arded as an offense against the laws of the country. ‘lf any two or more persons,” says the statute, ‘conspire and agree together with fraudulent r malicious intent to wrongfully and wickedly fu me tho person, character, or business of another, ir to obtain money or any other property by false irelenHCß.” It Is true that the word “cheat” Is iot used, bat the offensu Is very clearly described it the name of obtaining money by false pretenses, suppose the word “cheat” In not uscdln thin In llctmcnt; here are the words “feloniously and mlawfuUy conspired," and It seems to me they ure >noui;h to make It mean cheat, If it is necessary Hat It should mean that. In this day the courts ire looking at the substance of things, rather thou ooking out for ways and means of evading tho on orccmcnt of the law, and If there Is enough In the ndlctmcut of any parly to give him notice of what ie Is accused of, and what he Is to defend, he night not to complain, and ought not to Lave any .lilhg more said to him. I think that Is all that Is necessary to bo done; md, carrying outlhe same Idea, that we roust look it the substance, rather than try to tlnd ways and nuuns of evading the law, we are to Inquire what ■Ho word “person” means. There la no luubt that It means corporation under the prom on of our statute Just as much as It means a natu ral person. Then can this corporation be defraud ed of property? I cannot for the life of me see where Is tho difference of defrauding a corporation of property or obtaining from It money by tho means of false pretenses, and obtaining It from a private Individual. lam very well aware of argu ment and definitions used on that subject, but I Lave no doubt about it. It occurs to mo that the position taken Is simply a refined interpretation, und at tho present day, when wo are trying, as I tnld before, to enforce our laws rather than to find ways and means of evading them, that money cun be taken from a corporation by false tokens or pre tenses Just the some ns from an Individual. I have less dllllculty on this subject In relation to that point than lat first thought 1 would have. 11 is true that one of my suggestion* yesterday was not received with a great deal of consideration, but the more 1 think of it the more do I believe that I am right. Take Uic case in tho Soth Illinois. The charge was conspiring together for the purpose of seducing a young woman. There la not the slight est intimation In tho whole case that this young woman even knew that such conspiracy existed, or the slightest intimation that those persons ever made known to her In any way the object they hud In view. Therowos no Intimation of the kind In the case at all. So It Is In this case. I don' t see— -1 must confess thatl am very obtuse—but! don t see that ll is necessary tbnt thowo parties to the of fense of conspiracy should bare anything to nay or do with tt single officer or agent of Cook County. I think the offense Is complete without anything of that kind—that it may bo complete without the ac tual overt act of making the effort to obtain lids money or property by any false pretenses whatever. Now, I do not understand that either one of these two cases goes further than that. Ido not under stand. really, from the authorities cited, oven Urn later book, that the precedents go counter to theso views. It occurs to mu that those views Are In per fect harmony with the case of the ‘doth Illinois— bmith vs. The I’euplu. Hut If I had any doubt about It, It would be entirely removed by the case l of Johnson et. ul. vs. Tho I'eople, ffffrt llllno s. U Is held In that case, und likewise Insisted “that the ollonso Is not sufficiently charged: that the means Intended to be employed for tuu purpose of obtaining the property aro not specified In Hie Indictment, and do not show an In dictable offense. No Judge ever doubled that u conspiracy to cheat lu an offense, as much us a con spiracy to commit larceny, robbery, or other crime. The means agreed to be employed by de fendants in such cases may never have been dis closed, and could not, therefore, bo stated, und yet the offense would bo complete, and may bo proven by overt acts und oilier circumstances. Carrying out the reasoning In that case, wo might say that tho County ul Cook never know— that not u single agent or officer ever knew-tlml these purllea intemlud to commit this wrong upon tho county, ami yet tho offense would be complete. 1 do not sco how I could well be mistaken upon that point. The Court proceeds: “The very nature of the offense would as a gen eral thing render It impossible for the prosecutor to ascertain und prove the means to bo cmnioyed. The very noture of the thing would render It Im possible for the olllcera of tho County of Cook to know what they were going to do. Hence 11 Is not necessary to describe the particular acts they wore guilty of. so long sa they w ere guilty of what is known and designated us a public offense. If It wus not a public offense —if they were trying to do something w hich of Itself would not amount U» u public offense—this would not hold, because then the particulars must lie set out. The argument was made here that tho offense Is gelling money from Cook County. That Is not the charge. Il ls not the Indictment. Thu Indictment la conspiring to gel money from the County of Cook by false pretenses, w hich Is a different thing altogether. It slops one degree before the degree of possession of the money. , “We think the charge contained in this Indict ment clearly describes an offense at ths common law, and that the demurrer waa properly over- Now, It Is difficult to say why that case does not suit this. 1 have read all the decisions of tills Cuu.t auoliiUr, and 1 itou’l llihik llioy run cuuut.r to It, | should have decided the motion In the Hoc case as the Court decided it. Tlist Indictment was that money bad becu obtained from somebody without averring that it was by false pretenses, which Is averred in this. It was. therefore, a step further removed from tho act wblcii Is complained of In this. It Is not a public offense to obtain launey, but It Is a public offense to obtain money by fslse pretenses. Therefore, I think the decision of tho Court In that cose was correct, and 1 should have decided It Just as tt was decided. Hut it was quite a different case from this. The motion to quash tho Indictment Is overruled. After the delivery of the decision, Mr. Trade asked that a motion for a bill of pm tlculaxs for each of the defendants should bo entered. Mr. Head agreed to tlds, and ihc/pailita left tha court. \J The Export Grain-Movement. A«o For* Time*, Hay 80. ft Bome striking dgures are given this morning of the export grain movement on the closing day ef last week. Charter engagements for tbst day ore reported to lbs amount of 700,000 bushels grain from this market, 100,000 bushels from Fbllsdelpbia, and 33,000 bushels from Baltimore— in all 1,021.000 bushels. This unanticipated actly. ily Is attributed among grain merchants to the combined influence 01 two causes, the pros pect of war in thu Bust and the nse in the gold premium. There Is no doubt sufllclent expecta tion that thu Eastern question will produce an armed conflict to seriously ailed sevcial brunches uf trade in this country, audmoney Ims lain Idle, or nearly so, for so lung u lime that any speculation bordering ou leglllmatu trade aud connected with anything like au actual change lu consumption will be eagerly taken up. Ho fur us this sm.den and somewhat important movement tomes from toe higher premium on gold, it muy bo us we I lo■ point ouiihat this is only unolhcr vvay uf buying Inst it Comes (rum the depreciation of L'nlted sides iU'l‘A and that it is au llln-Uuliou uf Uiu.e rapid mieum- Uon» which, however il..Ueciii,[ lor the momtUi, K* BsQ cuiiv of a paper catieucy. BLAINE. The Investigators Think They Have Struck a Valuable Lead. And Proceed to Work Vigorously for >•; Something Tangible. Ono Mulligan, of Uoston, Ques- tioned at Length. Tho Ei-Spcakor's Agency in Certain Bond Pnroiiasee Discovered, But It Is Alleged Hint He Had So Per- sonal Interest Id Thera. Special DiipateA lo The Tribune. Washington, I). C., Three new witnesses were examined to-day by tho Sub-Committee on the Judiciary In regard to Blalna’s transactions In the bonds of the Little Itock <Si Fort Smith Railroad Company. The only striking portion of the testimony, and that if taken alone ond fully sustained would be very Important, was given by James Mulligan, of Uoston, now Treasurer of tho Olobo Theatre. Ho was In 1871 employed by Warren Fisher oa bookkeeper, and tcstlllcd to the delivery of SIOO,- 80,000 worth of tho bonds of tho Arkansas Company to Blulne, who disposed of n portion of them In Maine. As the investment was not a fortunate one, some of the bonds were thrown back on Blaine’s lumds. The transactions be tween Blaine and Fisher were quite extensive, and when n settlement was made, Fisher being sick, Mulligan acted for him. At ono of the Interviews Mulligan says that Blaine remarked to Fisher that he hud REALIZED GREAT PROFITS from the sales of hondsln Maine, because he had been obliged to receive a portion of them back. Witness replied that ho bad disposed of some of them to good odvantapo, and referred to the re ported sale of BcTcnty*flvo of them to Tom Scott, for $64,000. Ulalno did not on this occasion deny that he bad made Bnch a Bale. Mulligan also Bald that he had obtained thli Information from Elisha Previous to Mulligan's examination both Atkins and Fisher had been upon the slnnil, and their testimony llatly contradicted his Btalcmcnt. It Is also • contradicted by Torn Scott, who, It will remembered, testified that the seventy-five bonds which he sold to the Union Pacific Knllrond Company wore pur chased by him from Caldwell. The testimony of all these reputable witnesses, added to that of Blaine himself, will, of course, far outweigh the unsupported evidence of this one man. fisher's testimony. To the' Wttttrn Attociated Preu. WAsntNOTOK, D. C., MayUl.— Before the House Judiciary Committee to-day, Warren Fisher, Jr., I of Boston, testified that ho never said he gave Mr. | Blaine 8310,000 In bonds of the Llttlo Kock & Fort Smith Ballrond without consideration, nor hud he ever said anything of this nature, nor hud he. aa a matter of fact, ever given Mr. Blaine SIOO,OOO in bonds without consideration. Never sold any bonds to Col. Tom Scott, and never saw him but once In bis life, and that was In IBUI. Witness never sold any bonds to Blaine, but sold him some stock. Ho understood that Blaine owned some of the bonds, and think that Blaine himself told him so. Docs not know what bo did with them, mid does not know that any of them found their way to the Union Pacific Company. .. . . .. Mr: Uunton read to witness a report In the pa pers that he said he gave Mr. Blaine 8130,000 in bonds without consideration, and asked wltncw If bo said so. Witness replied that bo never said so nor anything like It. * By Mr. Frye—As a matter of fact, did you ever give Mr. Blaine $30,000 In bonds without consid eration? Witness—No, sir. Witness never was connected with the Union Pa cific Company. Don’t know Morton, Bliss £ Co., and never bad any transaction with them. The bonds spoken of by witness as being owned by Blaine ho understood were bought by Blaine for of Baltimore, testified that be bad been a Director of the Union Pacific Company since 1800, and bad been a member of the Executive Committee at the time, except In 1871. First knew about the Fort Smith £ Little llock bonds in 1871, when an order came to the Treasury to pay a draft of Morton, BlUh£ Co.’s for $U4.000 for seventy of thorn owned by Col. Thomas A. Scott. lie under stood it was in lien of a salary to Bcott. Scott was of immense value to the road, ami increased the market vaino of its securities. Always supposed that Scott took hold of the Union Pacific In order to make a connectin' the”l*aciflc *co”iuit" for ’the Ji’emiflylvanja Ucnli oud. The bond* of the Little Rock Road wi orth about S6O. Thinks that was their gene line at tluit llmcj although knows that sumo wi M fi ,— old as high ns s7l. Witness would not have sold his own for SOO at Uiat time, hut made u mistake by not doing so. If the arrangement had boon carried out with the Southern Security Comjmuy the bonds would have been very cheap at 800. No bonus accompanied the sale of Scott's bonds. Witness knew that some Inquiry wan made in the Board of Directors about the purchase of these bonds, and a satisfactory explanation was given. Never beard that an In vestigation would Involve Blaine. UR, JAMBS MULLIGAN gave the following testimony: By Mr. llunton—tL—State your residence and location. A.— 1 reside In Boston. lam treasurer of the Globe Theatre. Q.—Have you ever had any connection with the Little Rock &KL Smith Railroad Company? A.— I had through Mr. Fisher. . .. (L —State what U was. A.—l was bookkeeper and cashier for the Adams Sugar Refinery. In which Mr. Fisher was a partner, and 1 kept some accounts for Mr. Flaber for the Little Rock Si Ft. Smith bonds. . , _ . Q.—Where are those books? A.—ln Hasten. (i.— In the possession of Mr. Fisher? A.—l pro* autneso. . . 6, —Do you know anything about the sale of any Little Ruck £ Ft. Smith Koadbondaby Mr. Fisher? A.—Yes, sir. ~ . o.—To whom were they sold? A.—They were sold through Mr. Blaine to parties In Malno. O.—StMc their names. [objected to by Mr. Frye, and the question with* drawn. 1 . I). —Do yon know of the sale by Warren Fisher ordosiah Caldwell of seventy-five bonds of the Little Hock Si Fort Smith Railroad? A.—l know of u number of bonds that were sold, but I have no knowledge of any specific seventy-five bonds. There were a number of bonds sold In the State of Maine. Tliut wan all the transaction of which 1 kept any account. ti. Can you slate whether the number of bonds sold to persons In Maine through Mr. Blaine amounted to soventy-flvu? A.—Yes; they amount ed to twice that number. CL—Bd you know of any sale of bonds by Fisher or Caldwell to Thomas A. Scott? A.—No, sir; 1 do not know about any bonds sold outside further than those sold through Blaine to his friends in Maine. Q.— How much did those bonds bring? A.— They netted Mr. Fisher 45 cents on tbr ib-Tlar CL —Was there any bonus eccomtmnylrp the sales of those bonds? 1 mean did not the purchase) of those bonds get. In addition to them, stock or some thing vlru of the company? A.—Yes. sir. tj. For Instance, if Mr. Fisher sold ten SI,OOO bonds and got 45 cents on the dollar for them, did ho transfer along with them any other bunds or stock? A.—Yea. !£.— How much?.A.—Sometimes more and some times less. y.—What was the usual amount of stockglven as a bonus? A.—Suppose a man paid $50,000 In cash (or fifty first-mortgage bonds, he received the bonds. $50,000 In common stock, and (50.000 In preferred slock. Sumo gut more and some less. Q, —Wlmt was (ho value of the stuck? A.—l don't know whether there was any value to It. Us par value wo* SIOO. These bunds, sold through Mr. Blaine, netted Mr. Fisher 45 cents on the dol lar. Q.—Mr. Blaine made a contract for tbom? (to wiitnaea)—'Toll as (be transaction without mentioning rumen. The witness—l ain't tell yon about that. I can* not tell you the value of the Mock, because two turtle* got the benefit of it. Mr. Ilunton—l win getat it in another way: Mr. A, comes Into Mr. Fisher's olllce and buys ten bonds of the Little Hock * Fort Smith liallroad Company, the pur value of which was SIO,OOO. Mr. Fisher gets for this $4,600, and along with the bonds SIO,OOO of par value In preferred stock and SIO,OOO of par value in com* mon stock? A.—Yes. O.—So tbat, instead of the purchaser getting bonds to the amount of SIO,OOO, he gets these bunds representing SIO,OOO lu preferred slock, end representing SIO,OOO and common stock? A.— o!—So that the stock bonds which repressnted at par value SOO,OOO, brought only $4,600 1 A.— There was a third party to be paid out of It, and I you the particulars without stating °q. —Who was that third party who got a portion of the pay I A.— l understand that thut is object* Frye—l object to going into that mluolo transaction. ... Ur. UuutoD—l am endeavoring to ascertain from Uie witness Hie value of bonds, which value here 1 have gut by au actual saiu. , , , Witness—-You want to got at tbu market value of theso bonds? Mr. llunton—What Fisher sold the bonds for. The witness—AU that 1 know la what my books show, end whal>'isher gut fur them. They netted Fisher 46 cunts ou (bo dollar fur the amount of bonds, calling the stock valueless, but taking bunds that worn given to a (bird parly, then the whole netted Fibber $46,000. tl.—Whnl was the gross amount which Fisher got lor $lO. noo In bunds, and SIO,OOO tu preferred stock, and $10,009 iu common stock? ttl iSu'liKs 101,11 y “ u iUu THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: THURSDAY. JUNE 1, 1876, is the cash price at which Mr. Lawrence—What the Imnds were sold T . . A Witness— All '.hat I know about the price la what they netted to Fisher. Mr. Lawrence—What did ho pay thla person who acted ns broker In the sale ? . . Witness—l wiU U.ll you how much honda Mr. Fisher delivered for that amount of money, how much the Layer* got, and bow much the other party got. Mr. Frye—l object to that. A . Mr. llnnton [to witness]—Ten say that Flahor got 46 cents on the dollar. A . . Witness—Yea, taking the commission out; that la the actual amount be netted from the bonds that he cave out. .Mr. llnnton—And he had to pay a third party for Bolling those bunds 1 . .. . . The witness—The third parly made his contracts with different persons In the Stale of Maine. u.—llow much did Mr. Fisher pay this third pnriyT A. —lie paid him about as much as he cavo the other one, Ir my memory serves me right. There waa about 8130,000 paid by parties, for which thoy got $130,000 of common stock, $l3O, • 000 preferred slock, and $130,000 of first mort gage bonds, and the third party was to get $30,000 of land grant bonds, and $33,600 of flrat mortgage bonds for tits share In the transaction. That la whulMr. Fisher gave onl for this $130,000. o. —The transaction to which you allude Involv* cd $130,0001 A. —lt did. Mr. Frye objected to the testimony as having no connection with the Union Pacific Ilallroad Com- Mr. Lawrence moved to strike out of the record all that related to (ho sale of those bonds, except the fuel that they were sold at a given price. Mr. Iluuton—The examination of this witness was undertaken for no other purpoau and h«a been directed to no other point than the value of those bonds In market. . .... To the witness: This sale, as I understand. In volved SKW.OOOof first-mortgage bonds, ijKW.OOO of preferred stock, and $l!M),OOU of common atocK. What was the sum realised by Mr. Fisher for that SMO.OOO In bunds and stock! A.—One hundred uud thirty thuusuml dollars, and he had to give the third party SUO,OOO of land-grunt bonds Mid ?:W,BOO of first-mortgage bonds. •• —Aud from the whole transaction he realized DOO in money ? A. —Yes. —Was there any difference of value between first-mortgage bonds and the land-grant bonds ? -I never heard of any. .j.—Do yon know of any other sale of bonds of iat Company ! A. Yea. o.—Were other sales made on the same terms as .hissale! A.—No, sir, quite different. Q.— Was the percentage which was realized by Mr. Fisher on those other sales different from that realized on this sale ! A. —ll averaged about the &iu,o( .Sr o.— Docs vour knowledge of the transaction of Wurreu Flsh'ur enable you to state whether any sale of those bonds was made to Thomas A. Scott T A.— I never knew of Fisher making any sales to him. <4.— Do yon know whether Caldwell sold any to him? A.— No. sir. O.—ltoyou know of your own knowledge, or from Information derived from any body but Sir. Caldwell, of a sale of Llttlu Hack & Fort Smith Itallrond bonds? A.—Yes. sir. Q.—State it. A.—l have It from Mr. Elisha At* g.—State what you heard? A.—Mr. Atkina told me that there was $(14,000 charged for seventy-five bonds of the Little Itock & hurt Smith Railroad Company which Mr. Tom Scott had, and which ho made the Union Pacific Railroad Company take from him at that price. .... o,—statu all yon heard Mr. Atkins any In that conversation. A.—Tnat la about tbe whole of It. 6.—How did ho soy that Col. Scott made the Un loti Pacific Railroad Company take those bonds from him at that price? A. —lie did not alatc. o.—How did he state that Col. Scott got those bonds! A.—He didn't state. —All that occurred between you onMr. Atkina was a statement by him that Mr. Scott had made the Union Pacific Railroad Company take these bonds at the price of $04,000? A.—No; bo said they came from another party. _ O. —Stale alt about It? A.—Tie said that they enme from Mr. Blaine. Atkins told me that Rhine gave the bonds to Torn Scott, and that Tom Scott made the Union Pacific Railroad Company take told you that this $75,000 was cot by Scott from Ulaiuc, and that Scott made the Union Pacific Railroad Company take them at $04,000? A Q.—Bid"Atkins tell you how Blaine came Inlo possession of these bunds? A.—No. sir. g,—Did yon hear from any source how Blaine came Into possession of these bonds? A.—Ves. air. By Mr. Lawrence—When did Atkins tell you Ibis? A.—lt might be In the early part of 1872. t).—Where? A.—ln Boston. O.—What place In Boston? A-—At No. 10 Don* ane street and No. 21 English street. g.—Can you not fix the time a Utile more spe cifically? A.—No, sir. g. What business U carried on at these places hat you speak of ? A.—One was the office of the Adams Sugar Refinery, and, when It was broken up, Flahcr made his otllcc ut the other place. g.—Who was present when Atkins told yott this? A.—Be told the same story to Fisher. Q.—Was Fisher present when 1m told you this? A.—No: 1 do not tiiink be was. g.—Who was present when he told it t« yon? A- —Not any person. q, —Why did you notaay no? A.—T have said ao. g —What time of the day was the first conversa tion with Atkina? A. —Cannot tell you cxatllv. U.—Was It In the day or evening? A.—lf you want mo to go Into particulars I will do It. Flahcr was present, I think, at one time. By Mr. Hunton: tj.—Bid you mean to say that Fisher was present when Atkins told you this? A. —1 am pretty positive that be was. and Fisher has told me repeatedly that Atkins told him the whole Q.—Did Atkins Mate low Blaine conic Intopos ectsion of thuao bonds T A.—l understood that lUolne hod taken them up from Uichc parties In Maine for whom he hud purchased them.—the pur* ties lu this pool. 1 understood ho from Blaine him self, that he took them up (or those parties, und I undereloodlhat thcao were thu bunds which Tow Scott had. o.— Did you understand from Blaine himself that he liad wild those seventy-live bonds to Col. Scott ? A.—No. Kir; 1 did not Blulne mentioned the name of Tom Scott. q, —What did you bear from blm on the sub] of those bonds? A.—l heard from him that .. Hold aomc of those hoods,—he did not nay hov. mai»|r, aud that ho had to pay these men la Malue _xo whore did he Bay that bo Bold them? A. He did not stale. Q.—Did you hear from Blaine that any of the bonds of the Port Smith A Little Rock Railroad Company had gone into the hands of Tom Scott, and thence into the hands of the Union Pacific Railroad Company* A.—Blaine never stated that to mo. O.—Stale In what manner he did speak on the subject* A.—Blaine used to complain about how he lost by the transaction, and about taking up these bonds from the parties in Malue, to whom Shad been sold. Fisher heard the story about ne having sold those bonds for a certain amount, und he told Blaine about 1U Fisher took thu ground that Blaine had nut lost any thins, be* cause he hud sold the bonds for more than they were worth. Blaine's reply was that he didn't have the benefit of that himself, und that he hud not tho money forty-eight hours; that tie had paid it over to those parties in Maine. O,—Then tho bauds which you heard from Atkins that Blaine had sold to Scott were a portion of the bonds that you have spoken of in that trans action, os you understood, from AtklnsT A.—At kins did nut say from whom tho bunds came. lie didn't ray they belonged to those parties, but I say lt q.— I understood you nwblle ago to say that At kins told you that Blaine bad sold to Scott those seventy-five bunds, and that ticott bad made (ho Union Pacific Railroad take them? A.—Yea, sir. S.— Aud you heard from Ululne that those bonds ch he sold to Scott, and which bo made the Union Pacific Railroad Company take, wore a portion of the bonds which parties In Maine Uadgot through him T A.—Don't misunderstand. I prefer to state it In my own words. There were trunsoc- Hons between Fisher and Blaine, and Fisher was urging Blaine for u settlement. Blaine wrote to Fisher about the trouble In regard to those bond*, und there was beside* some outside settlement In which Atkins was directly interested. Letters were written back and forth between Blaine und Fisher. Mr. Fisher pressed u settlement. Atkins' name was used in these letters, and then Atkina told me, and Fisher told me, about this tronaac -11 ir'—You mean the transaction between Blaine and Scott ami tbe Union Pacific Railroad Company* A.—Yes. Fisher and Blaine were to meet fur a settlement, and 1 woa dclegotcd by Flsber, who was sick at the time, to make the settlement for him. 1 met Blaine In the Parker House, Boston, and the first words bo said to me were that he was glad that ho aud 1 wore going to settle, as we could settle It very easily, "Now," said ho to me, • • Fisher has boon w riting letters about this trans action. Atkins don't know anything about it." I Isuld. *‘U isnolso, sir." Said he, " U U." Said I, "Did Atkins tell you sol" Said bo, "lie did, about twenty minutes ago." Said I, "Atkins did know about it," 8«ld Blulno, "Will you eomo down to Atkins' office and say so in his presence I” 1 said, "I will." Blaine said bo had not taken his dinner yet, and I said tluit I would wait fur blm. Ho went into the dining-room and took a bowl of sunp, and then 1 went with blm to Atkins' office. Atkins was out, and Blaine sent fortius. When ho came lu I asked Atkins if that was so. Atkins said: "Mr. IMalue. 1 was mistaken, Mulligan did tell me." That is the whole story. In lids conversation Blaine brought up some arguments us to haw much he had lust by these bonds, and 1 re peated the story that I knew where he bud put tho bonds, and that be budget 80 cents on tbe dollar for them. Q.—What was his reply to that! A.— lie didn t say anything. Mr. Atkins was prcseotatthe time. Blaine made no reply. Q.—Where it that settlement which you made between Fisher and Blaine* A.—There is no rec ord of It. t|.—What did that settlement involve* A,—l don't know that (bat settlement bas anything to du with this Investigation. It certainly had nothing to do with tho Jul, 000, Q. —Had it any connection with the bonds which Blaine had, and apart of widcii you say went into thu bauds of the Union Pacific Railroad Company* A.—l didn't say whether any of these bonds speci fically went into the bands of the Union Pacific Railroad Company. I don’t know, 1 don't con sider that the final settlement between Fisher aud Blaine has anything to do with this matter. By Lawrence— y.— Bid this settlement relate to thu Little Ruck «t Fort Smith bonds, or did it re late to thu Northern Pacific bonds* A. —lt referred l °Uy Mr. Hanlon—(J. —Did this aettlcment Involve thu Little Rock A Fort Smith bunds which Blaine had, and a port of which you beard went into the bunds uf the Union Pacific Railroad Company* A.--Thu settlement involved a settlement between Fisher and Blaine about the Little Rock bonds. The transaction with tba Union Pacific tUUro&d Company was prior to that. It Involved a rcltte* mcnt about the Northern I’aclllc anil I.llUc Hock O.—'And ft portion of these Little Hock bonds you understood went afterwords Into the hands of the Union I'arlflc Railroad Company? A. —No, sir. They had ({one there previous to this settle menu The settlement Involved various things, m there had been an outstanding account between »inc nnd I'l-her. , , ... If the srltlfincnt was reduced to writing on u occasion where Is It now? A.—Ulnlne basil, oppose. I gave IHalna a copy of the account, I kept the original? A.—l made out the account for him. and there were never any coptea kept. The accounts was made out only from mem oranda which Fisher had of the prlvaU* transactions between himself and Blaine. (u Where are those memoranda now? A.—l suppose they were all given up to Blaine. Q.—So that yon have no trace In writing of that settlement? k. —No, sir. O.—State from memory all that entered Into the settlement? A.—There was soma land which Klsher held of Blaine's, and there were some notes or memoranda ami some dividends due. By Blaine—Mr. Fisher and I have had business relations for nearly twenty years, and Mr. Mulli gan knows very well that that settlement embraced all of Ilium. Hr. Hunton—Tito point which I want to get at la the settlement which Involved these Little Hock & Fort Smith honda. u portion of which had pre viously gone Into the hands of the Union Pacific Itallroad Uonijmny. That makes the settlement Ictrivl evidence under this resolution. Mr. Hlalnc-Mr. Fisher and I have bad contlnn mil hnalneta Iransscllona, and Ido not think that my private business ought to he exposed. Witness-Some of tlicac transaction* occurred before Mr, Illalnc waa In Congress atoll. Q, \Vas there anything In that cettlemonl be sides the Little Hock A Ft. Smith and Pacific Hall rood bonds! A.—There waa a settlement about all these- private mnlteni uf Ulalne that were going on for s number of yearn. —Ktntu all that there was In that settlement about these bonds? A.—There come Into settle ment that contract for Ihu Northern Pacific Hall road Company, which you may have seen in the papers. llunton [to Lawrence]—Do you object to the testimony about tliu Northern Pacific Itallroad Company ? Lawrence—l do not sec why it should come In. ..—Why did tlilt* settlement embrace the bonds of the Utile Hock & FortSmlth Railroad Company, part of which you had heard had {rone Into the hands of Scott, and thence Into the hands of the Union Pacific Railroad Company * A.—There was a certain number of Little Rock & Fort Smith bunds which illnlnc claimed to be conilm: to him from Fisher, but whether they were part of these bonds or not I do nut know. tj.—The question I asked was whether this set* tlemcnt embraced the bonds which Blaine had j£ol from Fisher for these parties in Maine? A.—The settlement which Ulalno hud Included the Northern Pacific Railroad bonds, loans of money, and dlvl* dends that were due to Ulalno for the same tiling. Mr. Ulalne also claimed some of these Little Ruck & Fort Smith bonds oa being still due to him on this transaction. Q.—Did these bonds which Jtlalnc had cot pre viously, and a portion of which you understood had none Into the hands of Toni Scott and thtncu Into the hands of the Union Pacific Hall road Coin* natty, form an Item In that settlement? A.—No. sir. There were no bonds In the transaction. Ulalnc claimed as an offset a certain amount of bonds that were due to him by Fisher. Q. —Then the bonds, a part of which went Into the hands of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, did not enter at all Into that settlement f A.—No, Mr. Lawrence-Then that settlement has nothing to do with thin question. (i.— Can you reproduce that statement? A.—>»o, Q.—Can you reproduce It approximately? A- Ko, nlr. . , The examination of witness wan here suspended, and the Committee adjourned till to-morrow. After adjournment of the Committee Atklm staled that he never told ilullijran that the seventy flvu bonds were sold by Illainc to Col. Scott, whe pot them off on the Union I’acltic Company, bul that in tho conversation alluded to it was Mulligan himself who made this assertion. Atkins and Fisher will again take the stand to morrow tor examination on this point. JACKSONVILLE, Commencement*—Femnlo Academy—lllinois College—Fcmulo College—Resignation of I’rcslilent fiturtevnnt. Special Dlxpalch to The Tribune. Jacksonville, 111., May 31.— The commence ment exercise* of the Jacksonville Female Acade my Occurred this forenoon in the First Presbyterian Cbtucb. Eight young ladles received diplomas and stepped from student-life out into the broader realm of womanhood. This Academy was organized In 1830. ami ts the old est Institution fur tbo education of young ladles In the West. It has graduated more than 300, hut In no year a brighter or more promising clans than this. The Academy for two years has bocu under the direction of Prof. E. K. Dullard, and he U proving himself one of the most cfllcicnt of educators, and bringing tho Institution up (o a really high standard. The Pm Alpha Society of Illinois College held It* thlrty-tlrst anniversary at the Odcun, this after noon. The oration was delivered by Col. 11. 8. Vaneaton, of the class of *4B, now a resident of Mississippi. Ills theme was. “The Mission and Reward of the American Scholar, ** and the addreus abounded in profound thought and practical sug gestions. A poem was read by Dr. N. Wright, of Chatham, 111. At Wight the Society banqueted at the Dunlap House. About 100 plate* were spread, and the evening was dcllghlfuly passed with toasts, sougs, and speeches intermingled. At the Illinois Female College, to-day, very In teresting clasH exercise* were held in the afternoon. At night tho ulumme had a reception and banquet. Tho literary exercises were of nn exceptionally high order. At u meeting of the Trustees of Illinois College to-day, Julius K. Slrarou, an alumnus of the College, and a valuable citizen of this community, was elected tun vacancy In the Hoard. Prof. Julius Hturtevunt. D. U., LL, D., who ha* been President of the Col lege over since U was founded, years ago, owing to advanced age and growing in firmities. tendered hi* resignation. He has con sented. however, to continue hi* connection witii the College so fur as be Is able, and will sill) have charge of certain claseu*. Dr. Sturtevant Is wide ly known us one of the ablest educators in the nation. CENTENNIAL FEATURES. Sjxriat Corrttjtnndence of The Tribune. Philadelphia, May 28.—Beyond doubt tho most attractive feature of Machinery Hall is Us great motor, tho immense Corliss engine of 1,400 liorse-iwwer, which stands at the Intersec tion of the two main aisles In the centre of the building. H I was asked to nume the moment of most intense interest durlugtbe opening cere monies, it would be that in which, at a motion of President Grant’s hand, the wheels of the great engine were set lu motion, sending a current of life along 10,000 feet of shafting down Into hun dreds of machines which sprang Into activity us if by maple. Considering the many hundreds of hearings through which tho main shafts pass do convey power to the machinery upon exhibition, the question oflubricatluK oil soon became of great mumunt Everytliiug must work smoothly and all move lu unison. A heated bearing might cause a suspension of business at a must inop portune moment. Many venders of oil stood ready, can in hand, to oil all the joints In the building, but the Committee wisely determined to run no risks, and therefore selected the well -1 known Pease's Improved Oil, of Buffalo, N.Y. Not only has Mr. Pease borne away the honors from the three great World’s Fairs of London, Paris, and Vienna, hut he lias wimt lie values mure highly, tins cordial Indorsement of the must prominent railroad companies and ma chinists of his own country. Seeking out the fortunate proprietor, I found him in the mala building, surrounded by bottles of all shades and altitudes, which, from their striking resemblance to something I hod seen before, led me to huiie that tie was preparing fur a general treat U|Kin the strength of his good fortune. But the ruby and straw-colored bottles held nothing inebriating, and Ui« tall bottles in ttie centre, whose contents bore a strong iikucss to Holland gin, proved to he oil refined until every trace of Impurity is eliminated. A conversation with Mr. Pease revealed many facts connected with the manufacture and refining of oils, to which 1 listened with great pleasure. Lubricating oil, to ho perfect, must he able to stand any degree of heat, even melted lead, In order to rubricate the cylinders of steam engines. Wien thus will withstand any friction, and hlseoiu pound coach-oil lias been known to lubricate passenger-car axlesfor a distance of lU.UUO miles with one oiling and without a heated bearing. Hundreds of certificates from the foremost ma chinists, both of this country and Enrol*, at test Us superiority. “ Du cacti of these bottles contain a different kind of oil I” I asked. “ Yes,” said Mr. Pease, wo make improved engine and machinery oil, compound coach oil. spindle and cylinder oil, axle oil, acwlng-mocnlnu oil, and chronometer oil. We make also burning oil, which burns lunger aud with more brilliancy Ilian any other oil; besides which It is safer and costs no more money. We also have a heavy trade in our ex tra winter-pressed hird-dl and lard-oil colorless snd refined for druggists’ use. And we make u harness oil that auPt be beat, and here is a salad oil which would delight an epicure.” But I am taking too much time to nil the ma chinery, and must change the subject. It is such a smooth, easy-going subject, that one naturally glides along a little taster than ho at first intended. But lh« Ured visitor to whom even the music of Gilmore's Baud is a burden, may find both pleasure aud Instruction by call ing upon Mr. Pease and learning how oil is made. U. 0. K-. FINANCIAL. Boston, Mass., liny 31.—At a meeting of tho creditors of Lha euspuadedclothlogboussof Heard, Moulton & Co., their liabilities were announced at >•-121,317, and their asivtsat >213,742, with in dorsed liabilities amounting to >13,(171. WASHINGTON Mr. Kerr's Friends Feel Confident of His Entire Innocence. Latest Speculations Concerning the Im peachment Programme. Mr. Koheson Spcnks Hi» Mind to Uic House Naval Committees Pitzhugh's Lieutenant Gives His Grocer One for His Nob. And Will Bo Likely to Follow Fitz into Obscurity. KKIUI. ItARNBT 00K9 HOME. Rpnial DUpatch to The Tnhunt. Washington, U. C., May hi.— -Lawrence liar ney, the witness against Speaker Kerr, failed to appear for further cross-examination to-day. Ho culled upon Clymcr, Chairman of the Com mittee, on Monday evening for the purpose of necuring a postponement of li!b further exam ination mull to-morrow in order that he might return to New York and consult his physician. Clymer told him Hint the Committee had ad journed to meet at 1 o’clock to-day, and tlial he had no power to postpone the meeting or to excuse any witness from attending. At the same time Harney understood that he was not required to remain In Washington during the intervening time, provided be returned In time to appear this afternoon. It la learned that, accompanied by Abram Wukeman, and with his advice, he re turned to New York by the evening train on Monday, since which time nothing has been heard from him. It is the opinion of members of the Committee that he Is detained at home by sickness, and that he will report to the Com mittee at Its meeting to-morrow afternoon. I‘CHLIC OPINION In Washington la drifting more and more strongly to a conviction that Speaker Kerr Is Innocent of the grave accusations made against him. The only point _ln the _ whole te which necmn nl nil ■apiticiomi, ami which It I IveMully’admitted _l» Herr' alive in jjolni,’ outride of Ml* «eut and dlatrlct in carcli of ft ninn to All the much-coveted |<oi*iilou to which Green wan appointed. The Speaker'* friend* are confident that A BATISFACTOUt EXPLANATION of this will be made, and report that Kerr will not postpone It longer than the day after to-morrow to allow Harney's cross-examination to he completed. It Is stated as a fact, that although numerous ap plications for this appointment having been mode to Kerr, not a single voluntary one was received. While this was so, It can easily be shown he himself looked up In his own district a young man who had served in the army, whose record was good, and who was a Jtepublleaa, and offered to recommend biro to (he place. The offer was accepted, and the appointee promised to come to Washington and submit to the necessary ex amination. Through fear that he would be unable to pass, or fur some other reason which lie wll give If called upon, he repeatedly postponed hi I lit 1 appointment m pslher. Having received nojothcr appllcatlor ben Kerr was introduced to Green, by whom it i said ho does not remember, and was pleased ■lib bis appearance and the evidences ho produced r bin good record as a soldier, be agreed to ap iolnt him, provided be could bring satisfactory cer ideates os to his general character, etc. Green re urneJ to New Vork and subsequently cither wrought or sent to Kerr letters from cx-Scnator Hams, and others equally prominent and respect* fible. These letters were placed on tile In the War Department, but when Green was court-martialed they were withdrawn for the uso of the Court,a" Li shown by memoranda in Gen- Vincent's oflicu and have not yot been returned. This explanation, of which only a bare outline is here given, will. Kerr's friends think, be entirely satisfactory to the pub lic, especially if they are able to show that In sev eral parts of nis testimony Harney has BWOIIN TO WHAT 18 WOT TUCC. This they confidently expect to do. Speaker Kerr's health Is not os rood as It was when he first returned from bis visit to Virginia, although his symptoms are not of a character to cause alarm, or to warrant the exaggerated reports which have Ix-en circulated In Washington and elsewhere during the post few days, lie was suf fering 10-duy from a severe chill. TUB 9BNSATIONAL POINT of Kerr's defense will attract scarcely less attention than the crime with which he If charged by Harney. The moat inexplicable feature of the entire trails action, upon the assumption of Kerr's honesty, la that he should have gone out of bla own district, have selected an appointee when other Congress men were overrun with applications for these cov eted places. Kerr’s friends state that his real expla nation is this: Kerr, In fact, had no application from Ida own district for the reason that he was known os a Copperhead and unft-U’ur man. Ho hod just come to Congress with such a record, and Union HOldicre in bla district did not core to appeal to a man with such antecedents to give them positions In the Union army. , ..... The Democrats are thus placed in the peculiar position of being compelled to prove the disloyalty of their Speaker to the National Government In order to prove that be did uut accept a bribe of £l5O. _ THE SEXATE. IMPEACHMENT. Special Ditpaleh to The Tribune. Washington, l>. C., May HI.— I The question of jurisdiction In the Belknap case bavhig been settled, the Senate will proceed to-morrow to the consideration of the questions of fact. The first jKilnt to he decided Is whether the Senate will proceed at um c to the trial, and continue it until finished, or whether a jwfitponement will [)C mode. Belknap’s counsel will attain en deavor to have the ease set aside until after the Presidential election. The managers on their aide have had no formal conference on the subject, nor have they decided what to do; but a conversation with several of them develops the fact that they arc willing to postpone until tbu close of the regular session, and then take It up and finish It calmly and deliberately. One thing >• very evident, and that is, that nut a day ahould be lost in pushing through the appropriation bills. Barely a month remains of the present fiscal year, and this Is hardly time enough—with bard work and bamo ulous action between the two Houses, which is lack ing—to get through with the work. If any of tha important bills should fall, the machinery of tho Government would have to stop, fur there ore stringent laws against spending money outside a definite appropriation. TUB PfiESIDENT WILL LET NO OUILTT MAH E - The President has said that, if the Foreign bill, or other important ones, should fail, he should re call every Foreign Minister and Consul and discon tinue tiie oilier serv ice within his control, leaving the responsibility with Congress. If la clear that, if tho trial should proceed uow. there would be uu end of the appropriation bills, for every one must be through and signed within tho next thirty days. Some of the managers say they are In favor of setting the case aside until thu Ist ol July, or until oil the regular business of Congrosß la over, aud then allowing the Senate to convene in special session (or the trial of the ease, the House to be represented by the managers. TUB rUOUIUMUB. It 1* generally exacted Hut when the Court of Impeachment tuts delivered 1U opinion asserting Jurisdiction In Urn Helkusp case, the sounsel (or the respondent will oiler a motion to the etfect that tUo Ueuate cannot proceed any further, a* two* thirds of the Senators have uol voted for Jurisdiction. Thia question. If presented, will doubtless bo argued by counsel, and then discussed by the Senator*. It will unquestionably bo over ruled by a larger majority than Uie motion denying the Jurisdiction of the Senate. If those Senators who voted no on the question of Jurisdiction feel that they cannot participate In (he trial, they will doubtless withdraw, leaving the maturity, two thlrda of whom cun unquestionably hud a verdict. UEIH'LAU SESSION. Those strangers who have boon impatient to wit ness the public deliberations of the Senate, tem porarily suspended by the secret sessions on tho llelkuap case, have been gratified to-day. There was along and Interesting Impromptu debate on the repayment of the Japanese war contribution fund, and it wns Anally decided to return s7Uo,Cod to Japatg leaving tho proper prUe mousy. ALASKA. END OP AN INVESTIGATION. ApfrtoJ INjpalcA U Ths THbuae. Washington, 1). C., May 31.—The Ways and Means Committee of tiio House was Instructed early In tho seadlua to make uu lovcstigatluu of the circumstances under which tho contract was made between tho Government and tho Alaska Commercial Company, and to report whether any further legislation was necessary to protect the Interest of the United Stales. This Investi gation wu* suggested by repeated publications aindu lu San Francisco aud liecwhcro through out the country, uud alleging fraud In con nection with the awarding of this contract, and dishonesty la its execution. Gen. Howard, who lust season visited tho southern portion of Alaska, cave these accusations a seml-oUlcial character by repealing them lu a report which he made to the War Department, with a quasl-ludonem«W». subject wm wlcrtwllo a sub-commitUie, of which Fernando Wood it Chairman, and all perrons who pretended to have In their possession any evidence of fraud or irregularity have been allowed to appear and to he assisted by counsel. Thu remit or the Investigation has been that TUB DISAPPOINTED BIDDERS i no ,*■ he contract,— for these were tho principal colors In the ca*e—havu been finable to sub* simulate their charges. A rcsolntlon haa therefore been prepared which will probably be ndopled by the Committee on Ways end Mean* and reported to the Ilou-e. The following la a copy of It: Jiftoh fii, Thai, in the opinion of inis House. there Is no Just ground of complaint against the Alaska Commercial Company, or the officers of the Gov ernmnnt who were Intrusted tinder the law with power to make and sec to the performance of the lease aforesaid, anil that aald Company la hereby exonerated from censure, and la entitled to the en< joymmt of the franchise so long aa It faithfully performs all the requirement* and stipulations of the law amt the contract under which It holds Us rights, and so lung u the act shall remain in force. NOTES AND NEWS. ROBESON. flpteint THifatch to The Tribvns. Washington. D. C., May 31.—Secretary nobc aon will begin his testimony before tlic Naval Committee to-morrow. The Committee boa decided to refuse his request that the doom be opened, but will allow* him to havts his ttenog* raplier present. The Committee will not place any injunction on the publicity he may choose to give to the proceedings. The Commltleccall him oft an original witness, as well oa for the purpose of lelilng him testify in hlsowndcfense. The Committee could conclude It* direct work In one week; but, if Secretary Ilnbeson goes Into all the details of the testimony, another entire month may be occupied In the defense. BPIUJfOKU’fI COMMITTEE on Expenditures of the State Department has had another Investigation sent to U. It has been or* dcred to continue the Investigation of charges against United States Consul IJHdgclsnd at Havre, which grew out of charges connected with the Im peachment of CoL Houghton, Clerk of the Military Committee. BAI.ONICA. The President has Informed the House that Secretary Fish, on May iW, telegraphed that the War Department had directed Admiral Worden to proceed at once to Smyrna and Constantinople, and that Worden had immediately left Nice to pro tect Americans. The Treasury Department estimates that the customs receipts will fall abort 510.000.000, and Internal revenue receipts 54,000.000 below the estimates for the fiscal year, niakimra total deficit of $14,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30. rirziiuon’s fiiist uectenakt. Pchell, Fitzhugh'p first assistant, got himsel into trouble 10-dav by malting a cowardly assaiil In the Capitol Ilnlldin;: upon a man about one third his size. who had presented him with i croce ry*blll which Schell bad neglected for som time. It is expected he will be dismissed. Nt\ facta came out regarding Fltzhugh which hav Given the Democrat* fresh annoyance. It appear that the use of bis carriage and a spanking pair o hays were purcliasod by un assessment unou hi employee. scrEßVison tctton. inui, iv.»* A record has been produced which will probably Interfere with the confirmation of Supervisor Tut* tun to be Collector ut Philadelphia, unless .Senator Cameron decides to Ignore it. It appears that when be was Assessor he had a man named Trcxel appointed u Cigar ln«pector. and, although he was entitled to feca, which sometimes reached SIOO a month, he made Trcxel believe he was only en titled to £>o. Afterwards, he was found out by Truxcl. and refunded the money. TUB PHILADELPHIA COLLBCTOIWUII*. To the SFeelern A’witxled Prne. ■Wasuisotom, 1). C.. May ill.—Alexander P. Tutton has been nominated fur Collector of Cus toms at Philadelphia. The President has nominated (1. M . flriflln. of Kentucky. Consul at Apia, Friendly and Naviga tion Islands. confirmed. The Senate confirmed the nomination of W 1111 a T. Jackson as Pension Aeent at St. Joseph, SIo, vice Philip Amholt, nomination withdrawn. SHCItnTAIIV CAMEKUK. Mr. Don Cameron, In company with Judtre Taf called upon the President l»-doy. .Mr. Camen will take the oath of ufilco and assume the duties i Secretary of War to-morrow, at which dale Jud; Taft will take olilcial charge of the Department i Justice. _ THE RECORD SENATE. Washington, D. C., May 31.—After the ex piration of the morning hour, consideration of unfinished business, the bill In relation to the I Japanese Indemnity fund woa resumed, the pending question being on the amendment sub mitted by Mr. Thurman when the bill was lust before tbe Senate to strike out the clause au thorizing a return of all the accumulations of Interest, and Insert In lieu thereof a clause au thorizing the return of the sum paid by the Government of Japan, without Interest. After debate, rejected—yeas 8, nays £l. The bill was then reported to the Senate, and the amendments made in Committee of the Whole agreed to. Mr. Hamilton (Tex.) moved to strike out the second section of the bill which authorizes the payment of prize money to the sailors nod crew of ihe United states vessels Wyoming and James town for the destruction of piratical vessels and bombardment of hostile forts In tho Straits of bhlmouoski. Itejected—yeas, lo; nays. yu. Mr. Frclinghuyeen moved to amend so as to au thorize the return of the money after deducting all payments properly chargeableloeald fund. Agreed 10. Mr. Sherman moved to amend by striking out the clause authorizing the return of the fund with all accumulations of Interval, and Insert in lieu thereof a clauee authorizing the return of the principal only. Agreed to—yeaa 22; nay* 21. Mr. Trellnghnysen moved to amend *o a* to an* thorite the return of the principal with fi percent Interest. Rejected-yeas 13: nays 20. Mr. Sherman moved to amend so as to provide that the residue of said fund, after returning the principal so far as the same Is in bonds, shall ho delivered lo the Secretary of the Treasury lo be cancelled, and that portion of It in money shall ho covered into the Treasury of the United Slates. Agreed to. Mr. Sargent moved to strike out the entire first section of the hill which authorize* the return of the fund after deducting the prize-money,amount ini’ to «120.000, and all payments properly charit able to said fund. Rejected—yeas, lit); nays. 22. Mr. Uuwe moved to strike out iho portion of the second section authorizing the rec ognition of claims for prize-money of that portion o? the officers and crew of the Jamestown who manned the Taking, a chartered vessel in the bom bardment of bostilo fort* in the Straits of Shinto uoskl. Rejected. The bill was then read a third time and passed— yeas. 24; nays. 20. After executive session adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Jones (Tfer.) offered a resolution declaring it to be the sense of the House that Congrcssshould pass, without delay, a bill repealing the Resump tion act, and should prohibit auy further contrac tion of the currency, and, if necessary to meet the demands of the people, should provide for 1U in crease. ami should provide for the displacement of National Rank notes with United States notes, and should also provide for a speedy return to gold and silver. Referred. , Mr. Raker tlnd.l asked leave to offer absolu tion calling on the Secretary of the Treasury for the report of the amount of internal revenue taxes paid by the Raßlmore & Ohio Railroad Company, and by the Central Pacific Railroad Company the lit of July, Ihill, to the filst of December. 1871. Sir. o'Urien objected. ELECTION CASH. The House then proceeded to consider the Louis iana contented election caae of Spencer vs. Morey, and was uddruwedby Mr. McCrary, win) supported the minority report of the Committee on KlecUona declaring that Morey, the silting member, is eu* tilled to a teat After a long discussion, the minority resolutions were rejectee,—yeas 7'd, nays 100 ; and the major* Ity resolutions declaring Morey, the sitting mem* her, not entitled tea seat, ana William 11. Spencer entitled to it, were adopted without a division. Mr. Durham, from the Committee on Itevlsiou of the Laws, reported a bill to perfect the statutes of the United Stales. Hu stated that (he bill was the joint work of two Committees of the House and senate, perfecting the statutes us they were on the Ist of January, 1H73. No new legislation has been entered upon, but It was simply a correction of errors and perfecting of statutes. Uu suggestion of Mr. Uolnum, the bill was post* poned tin to-morrow. „ , . Mr. Cox said that ho wished to recall a pleasant Incident which bad occurred yesterday. The young ladies of the Franklin School, of IhU city, thir teen In number, emblematical of the thirteen original Stated, had honored the House by decora* Hag Ha hall with flowers. He thought that the House ought to recognise such an act of grace by a vole of thanks, and therefore moved that a vote of (Uauka be tendered the ladles of that school. Tho motion waa agreed to, and Uio liouau ad* jourued, OBITUARY. Special DlrptUcA to Vu Tftduna. Aim Anoon, Mich., May 31—Mr. B. Q. Schaffer, County Heglster of Deeds, died to-day of Quick consumption. He was elected by the Republican party and has held the office two Minna, lit wu an efficient officer and highly esteemed citizen. Nasimmi. May 31,—Cof. Robert 11. Ramaey, proprietor of the Uinoft' Journal, of PoUavUlu, Fa., died near this city this evening. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES, New York, May 31.—Cardinal McCloekey hu relumed to town, and It U thought fully restored to health. Special Diipalch to 77k< Tritrun*. Wesosa, 11)., May 31.—Thu Secretary af tho Hltnola Frees Association report* that tho annual meeting next week will bo the largest ever held in the Slate. He haa been uasured that nil the promt* ucul newspaper men in tho State will'be present Special DltidUcM Tribal*. lUiuauk, Wla.| Umj 3k—Xha but\i Board of Assessment, eonslstlng of the Secretary of Statrw' Treasurer, and Attorney-General, have finished their labors, and they value the property of Use State at $423, &M, 200, of which |8d,C23,U3 U personal property. The horaea In Che State are valued at $13,0.10,340: neat cattle, SII,&QO.MtA theep, $1,610,352. ’ ’ ' THE WEATHER. Washington, D. C., Jane l— la. m—For IdM region, falling barometer, aoutbcaal to soathVMl winds, Increasing to brlak and galea, and warmer, threatening or rainy weather. LOCAt OBIERTITION*. Cmosi Time. - j fl«r,>7Ar | //u.| W’ifwJ, /j, •5:53 a. m. 120.70 73 67,5., E.. fresh.. 7771. Fair. ll:IBt. mJ'JJI.74 TO MS., brisk y^r. 3:<»»p. m.;3.i.7i> 77 ms,, brisk Threat** .7:53 p. m. ;20.07 7H 05 H., lirlsk 13 Pair 9 o:mp. m.iW.Tti 73 K),8., brisk Clear. in: lap. m.tao.TQ 1 73 SOB., brisk clear. Uaxlmom thermometer. S 3. Minimum. 05. OCMBRAL OnsKnTATIONS. Cuioaoo. May 31—Midnight. SMllont. j Thr. 42 W., brisk... 72 Calm TJ 8.. brink.... 4H W,. fresh.. 47 S. E., fresh hi h. K. fresh. TJ K., brisk.... 73 S., fresh.... 7<J ia., brisk.... 03 IS., fresh.... Cheyenne Ijm.m! Dreckenrldge 2! Davenport....;2n no Denver .*Mrn Duluth ‘2u.f»:d Ft. 01h»0n...,a».M! Keokuk m.vj Leaven worth '2iMa Milwaukee...^.7'j I*, brisk!!! 'W., fresh., fcJSt: ■s., tight.. Omaha (20.33' 7* I'latie 211.041 50 Sail l.ako 1 29.74 t W) Fanis Fc iIW.WI. 44 Philadelphia.3o.2sl M BUSINESS NOTICES* Dr. C. TV. Denson's Celery and ChamomlTt Pills are prepared expressly to core sick t* 'ache, nearvous headache, dyspeptic headache, bssralgift, nervousness, and sleeplessness, and will cure any case. Price fiO cents. Sold by Van Schaack, Bte* vehson fi Held. No. 03 Lake street, corner Dear* born, and all druggists. Listen to Henson I—There Is no poison Itt Wlsbarfs Pine Tree Tar Cordlall Entirely fre« from any Infusion that may *uppruss one disease, to Induce certain death by causing another! The pure llfc-snp of evergreen vegetation, warranted to cure coughs, colds, hoarseness, and all pulmonary diseases 1 llumett'a CocoaJne*—A perfect dressing fop the hair. The cncoalne holds in a liquid font • lari;? proportion of deodorized cocoaaut oil, pro* pared expressly for this purpose. SII.KS, " IT PATS TO TRADE OH THE WESTSDE” CARSON, PME& CO.'S BARGAINS! At sl.lO, a Hue of handsomo shades of 20-inch colored Gros Grains, worth $1.50 to SI.OO. At $1.25, large lot very choice shades Lyons cord Gros Grains: rich, bright lustre; uover sola under $1.75 to $1.85. At $1.85, heavy, very rich colored Gros Grains, stylish shades; worth $2. Tho above 3 lota are worthy the inune* diate attention of purchasers before choices* shades are sold. Trimming Silks from 75 cts. ap* ward. At 05 cts., lot of Fancy Silks In good styles. At 75 cts.. New lines of Fancy Silks, great bargains; some of them formerly sold at $1.25. At 85 cts., Largo Assortment of Fancy Silks, very desirable styles, much under value. At $1.25, line of Cheney’s Ameri can Silks, stripes; same goods formerly sold at $2. Heavy, all silk, Black Gros Grains* $1 and $1.25. At $ 1.50, Splendid Cashmere Bile Silks, worth $2. At $1.75, Lyons Cashmere Gros Grains, an extraordinary bar gain. At's 2wo shall offer a very rich, heavy, and elegant Lyons Cash mere Silk, equal to anything that can be bought elsewhere us $2.50. Two cases Fancy Grenadines at (51-2 cts., worth 25 cts. Bl’k Grenadines at 25, 80, 37 X-3 cts,, worth nearly double. Special bargains in 8-4 Black Grenadines. Wcst-Eud Dry Goods Douse, Madison and Peoria-sts. SICAWLH, SHAWLS. Unprecedented Bargains, Field, Leiter Sc Co . STATE & WASHINGTON-STS, Are now offering siwcltU lots of WOOL SHAWLS M about half Uie regular market prices. Fancy Strip Shawls At SI.OO and $3, former price $3 and $4. M-Wool Plaid Shawls At $2, former price sl. French Cashmere Shawls At $3 a; SS, former prices $0 <£ SO. Fancy Shetland Shawls At SI.OO, former price a job tot Silk Shawls for Evening Wraps At SB, reduced from $ 18. The above goods are offered at 00 per cent be low market prices. 3FDOTACLE3. Bolted to all sights by Inspection at UANASuHi OnUnlan, hd Madiioa-ak ppt<K*t»,A UgHdlr*^ 5 May 1, R/Un. Weaxfur, ....|Fslr.* .17 Fair. ....Cloudy, ....Fair ...,lF*lr. ....Cloudy. Clear. ,43 Cloudy. ....Cloudy. ....Fair. ,[Clear. . U. snow, ,[Clear.

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