2 explanation of tills Is that the original grant to the road was with a restriction forbidding the sale of lands at less than a certain price per acre, and the ‘•great deal of trouble ’’ referred to was in re gard to the removal of that restriction, which was ultimately accomplished to the decided advantage of the Company. . The Trantcnpi sent a reporter to see toe lawyer, and he admitted that the conversation occurred, and, while he wonld not authorize the use of hi* name at present, he did not deny that the version as given above was substantially correct, though adding that it was not “exactly accurate,” and be voluntarily said that Mr. Fisher made another statement to him which was still more damaging to Mr. Blaine. BRISTOW ASD REFORM. MONDAY'S MASS-MBBTTNG. A mais-medUng will be held, under the inspires ol the Bristow Club, at McCormick Hall, Monday evening, June 5, at 8 o’clock, to give expression to the sentiment ol the Repub licans of Chicago favorable to the nomination of Benjamin Helm Bristow, of Kentucky, to the oSTicc of President of the United States in the Centennial Tear of American Independence. The following arebntafew onto! 1,300 names nnitlng In a call for such meeting: E. C. Lamed, George L. Otis, C. B. Lawrence, H. H. Nash, J. n. Dunham, If. K- Fairbanks T. IV. Harvey, W. H. Tamer, F. D, Gray, Samncl Biles, Robert Collyer. A C. McClure,. George Schneider, Julius Roscnlii&i, Jccob Rosenberg, A. T. Galt, A. M. Wright, S.G. Mason. Franklin MacVcagb, Edmund Jnesacn, George Stuns, Baumann, JL S. TnthiST Kirk Hawes, E. G. Keith, H. J. Willing. J. J. Lalor. Adolph Moses, George E. Adams, Jacob Gross, C. R. Corbin, Dr- F. Wahl, M. L. Scadder, John C. Haines, A. L. Coe, F. a Russell, R. E. Jenkins, C. D. Larrabee, A. L. Morrison, Engene A. Sittlg, Horace White, Charles Degenhardt, John M. Clark, E. A. Otis, Henry Field, Jacobßeiresdorf, Alonzo Huntington, L. a Paine Freer, Darid Fales, August Bauer, N. P. Smith. John G. Sbortatl, Thomas S. Wallin, Godfrey Snydacker, A. M. Peace, Edwin Lee Brown, H. W. Jackson, C. P. Kellogg, Isaac N. Arnold, N. Ludington, JohnS. Cooper, H. W, S. Cleveland, William Vockc, A. B. Mason, Otto Feltzcr, W. H. Swift, Edward A. Small, Bryan Lathrop, Jacob Boser, A. Ryerson, James L. High, H. B. Galpln, Caspar Butz, J. B. Adams, Joseph Poliak, S. J. MedlU, Charles V, Dyer, E. Walker, C. T. Hotchkiss, B. F. Mix, Thomas Dent, Frank M. Blair, D. J. Schuyler, H. X. Mann, Max Ebcrhardt, Samuel Appleton, Daniel Goodwin, Jr., £. S. Waters, Philip Stein, John L. Thompson, Ernst Pressing, J. K. Otis, Gwynn Garnett, James A. Kirk, ‘ W. C. Reynolds, Julian S. Ramsey. Samuel Straus, William L. Ogden. The following citizens will address the meet tag: the Hou.E. C. Lamed, the Rev. Robert Collyer, Judge C. B. Lawrence, A. M. Wright, Esq., the Hon. Eugene Cary, the Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, George Schneider, Esq., £. A. Small, Esq., the Hon. William Yocke, James L. High, Esq., Franklin MacVeagh, Esq., Kirk Hawes, Esq., the Hon. A. L. Jforrison, the Hon. Ed mund Jnessen, £. 6. Mason, Esq. PERIL OP THE REPUBLICAN PABTT. To the Editor of The Tribune. ’jiicago, June 3.—Perilous times have come . the great Republican party, and within the next two weeks will be decided the question whether ft shall continue great or be broken Into fragments. For one I hope it will live, provided it can be freed and purified from its present debasing elements. But perish it will and most if it still clings to these elements, which in the foul atmosphere of Washington are so rapidly disintegrating it Upon the choice of this year's candidate hangs the future destiny of tiie party, which cannot survive and flourish if it nominate at Cincinnati any professional office-seeker. Nominate either Morton, Conk ling, or Blaine, those notorious “askers for office,” and the party is irretrievably hurt, if not destroyed. Beggars and bargainers for of fice will not suit the people this year. This is not the best time for smart talkers, shrewd schemers, and ringsters to come to the front. The people are bound to give the office to some one who has not bored them to death by offen sively asking for it, and they have evidently Sicked out the right sort of person in Secretary ristow, who has gone right ahead in the per formance of h!s legitimate duties, neither ex pecting nor asking (so far as we know) to be made President. How unlike Conkling, Blaine, and Morton, who have ransacked heaven and earth for influence to carry them on Republican shoulders into the Presidency. It is about time the Republican party throw off its fatal load. BRISTOW ASS REFORM. 3b the Editor qf The Tribune* Chicago, June S.—l notice with heartfelt gratitude that the people are being aroused to the importance of acting in the coming Presi dential election outside of political cliques and all caucus manipulators. They fed the great necessity of taking this matter out of the hands of political hacks and members of political rings, and, like honest, patriotic business men, endeavor to have oar public affairs managed by true, tried, and faithful servants—by men opposed to rings and corruption; and with this cna in view they ore making an effort to place Gen. Bristow at the ncad of our Government, and a Bristow Club has been organized. I hope every voter who loves his country and desires to see a man in the Presidential choir who is hostile to corruption and thieves, and one who will do all in his power to reform the abuses which threaten to destroy our institutions and disgrace us be fore the civilized world, will join the Bristow Club, and use all honorable means to elect Gen. Bristow President of the United States. Patriot. BRISTOW. To (he Editor of The Tribune. Chicago, June 3.—Bristow is not only the favorite candidate of lowa Germans, hut of all the Germans in the United States, I think. Put tbAm to test. Yours, M. W. TOM SCOTT. HIS BIGGEST JOB —PROJECTS IN THE INTEREST OP THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD—PUR CHASE OF NEWSPAPERS—SCHEME TO CON TROL THE TWO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. Oorreepondatce 2>aa York Sun. Washington, June L —The announcement made by the Sws of the purchase of the World by Tom Scott, and the disguised admission of its truth by the World itself, have excited a good deal of feeling here on the part of Demo crats, and elicited considerable comment. That this great railroad magnate had previously in vested enough money to secure a controlling in terest in two other newspapers of considerable ability and influence in two Eastern cities, was very well known. It has also been asserted on good authority that the friends of Scott, who are largely interested with him in the Texas Pa cific Railroad scheme, were negotiating for the Chicago Tima. These facts were sufficiently weighty to make public men at the Capital pause and wonder what all this meant, and whence came all the money necessary to enable the Railroad King to venture into this new field of speculation. It was the general belief that Scott’s private fortune was seriously impaired by the panic of 1873, and the heavy load of the protested paper of the California & Texas Construction Com pany—the Inside Credit Mobiller of the Texas Pacific—which ha has been compelled to carry ever since. It must be remembered, however, that Scott is now President of the great Penn sylvania Railroad Company, and is the absolute controller of nearly 7,000 miles of railroad oper ated by that Company. There are thousands of contractors, bankers, speculators, and business men who look to him for opportunities to turn an honest penny in serving these great corpora tions. It would only be necessary for Col. Scott to say to some of the wealthiest of these men: 4 ‘ I want you to invest a few thousands in order to help me control three or four great newspa pers to be used in manufacturing public senti ment for our great Southern Pacific Railroad enterprise, which will make us very rich if we can get the Government to supply the credit for its bonds,” and the monev would be forthcom ing. This doubtless is the way the money has been raised for the purchase of the Morla and its tenders in the East, and from the same source the cash will certainly come to secure the Chicago Times, if Scott wants it- Of course there are political ends to be accomplished in this way, and there are plenty of Democratic politicians ready, in order to advance their own plans, to enter into Scott’s scheme to levy on the Public Treasury. It is a well-known fact that a combination of some kind has been made between Scott and the Democratic National Executive Committee. The Earing Erprm, of New Tort, a controlling interest in which was recently purchased by Augustus Schell end bin friends, has been zeal ously supporting the Texas-Pacific job ever since Jt passed into the of Its new owners. But this is not all. The National Executive Com* mittee has had headquarters in Washington all winter,—a thing never before heard of. It main tains this headquarters at an expense of nearly SBOO a month, tne greater part of which goes to pay the salaries of two men, whose only busi ness here is to advocate on the floor of the House of Representatives the Texas-Pacific job. One of these men, Kingsbury by name, is the pet of Senator Wallace, who endeavored to secure Mm an appointment in the Clerk’s office of the House of Repre sentatives. He was, of course, wanted there for the same purpose, for which he is now kept here by the DemocraticNatlonal Executive Committee,—to lobby for Tom Scott’s job. He would have obtained the official position he sought bad he not been so indiscrete as to oiler Cleric Adams $250 for the appointment This cooked his goose with Mr. Adams, who Is an honest man, and above suspicion, either in the matter of accepting bribes or appointing lobby*, ists, if he knows them. The ticket this combination of jobbers Intend to impose upon the Democratic party at St. Louis is Hendricks and Curtin. The former al ways supported, while in the Senate subsidy legislation, and the latter has already had a profitable connection with the Paso swindle—the lineal ancestry of Scott’s Texas Pacific job. The St-Louis Convention is to be made at all hazards to indorse the Texas-Pacific scheme, and the ticket made here- is to be the standard-bearer of the army of plunderers in the grand raid to be made on the people’s treasury. Of coarse Tom Scott is not staking his all on the success of the Democratic party in 1870. He is no politician, but, like Jay Could, he is “ a Democrat with Democrats, a Republican with Republicans, doubtful with the doubtful, and a Texas-Pacific man all the time.” He is using the same means to control the Republican Convention at Cincinnati that he is employing to manipulate the Democratic Convention at St. Louis. His ticket to be made at Cincinnati has Blaine for the fore end, and Hayes for the rear end. All the influence which this adroit manipulator, this unscrupulous manager of 7,000 miles of railroads, can command, is now being used to run in the interests of bis jobs the two great political parties of the country. Tru ly tins is something to cause the believers in Republican Institutions to pause and reflect, es pecially in the Centennial year of the Republic. MTSDR MEETINGS. The Third Ward Republican Club held their regular weekly meeting last night at No. 960 "Wabash avenue. Mr. AJ. Galloway presided, and there was a .large attendance of members. There was no business of importance beforq.the meeting. Aid. jUdrich stated what steps 'Hie Finance Committee are taking to ride the City Administration over the present crisis, and as sured the meeting that the working majority of the Council would labor in the cause of economy and retrenchment. 3fr. John A. Clough, one of the ward delegates to Sprlngfiftld, made a re port of the proceedings of the State Convention. The Club then adjourned to Saturday evening, the 17th lost. SEVENTH WARD. There was to have been a meeting of Seventh Ward Democrats last evening at the corner of Twelfth and Waller streets, but there is an evi dent split among the unterrifled in that strong bold, and all the efforts of ilike Bailey and Ala. Hildreth combined seem powerless to effect an organization. The people of the ward arc, no doubt, sick of the conduct of their Aldermanic representative, and have foresworn allegiance to the Democratic leaders. The workingmen in the Seventh are numerous, and they have just begun to open their eyes and take in the situation. Bristow men are numerous among them, and where there are so many hon est yeomen they are bound to support the rep resentative of honesty. NO MEETING, A Bristow meeting was announced to be held last evening at the corner of State and Thirty fourth streets, but only three or four persons made their appearance, and these did not know who bad called the meeting, and consequently nothing could be done. MISCELIiA^STEOITS. FLORIDA REPUBLICANS. New Tore, June 3. — A dispatch from Madi. son, Fla., says: A bolt was made in the Rcpub lican State Convention yesterday, United States Senator Conover and Representatives Furman and Watts conducting it. The bolters secured another hall, and United States Senator Cono ver was nominated for Governor, and Mr. Lee for Lieutenant-Governor. It was resolved not to send a delegation to Cincinnati. Gov. Stearns is the leading spirit of the regular Con vention, and the quarrel between himself and Conover is an old affair. ANTI-SPBNCEB. Moktoomert, June 3.—Marengo County, one ol the largest negro counties in the State,, has repudiated the Spencer, or May 34. Conven tion-andindorsee the antl-Spedccr ticket. F. H. Threali, a prominent colored Republican, and alternate elector for the State-at-large on the Spencer ticket, led the movement. CASUALTIES. CARBOXDAXE ITEMS. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Carbondalb, HI., June 3.—About 8 o’clock last evening rain began to descend, continuing with great force until nearly midnight. Daring this time about 3 inches of water fell. Old citizens state it was the heaviest in their experience. Howe’s Great London Circus was, at the time it began to rain, under full exhibition. The canvas was crowded with people, mostly from town, who, in returning home, received a thorough drench ing. A sad accident befell the family of Will iam Forbush, a wagon-maker of our Sty, while returning home. He with bis wife and two children were passing over a high sidewalk and walked off into a deep ditch. All but a son 6 years of age were rescued, but the boy was car ried by the swift current through a culvert and some'3so yards before he was found, having been drowned. STRUCK ELE, Cincinnati, June 3.—The Commercials Mead vllle,Pa., special says this afternoon lightning struck an oil-tank belonging to 0. D. Harring ton, X mile south of Oil City. The tank, containing 21,000 b.arrels of crude oil, immediately ex ploded and set fire to a tank owned by McGrcw Bros., containing 23,000 barrels of oil. Both tanks are said to belong to the Sandv Pipe Line Company. Loss estimated at SIOO,ODO. DKOWNED. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Fond Du Lac, Wls., June 3.—airs. Hansen, wife of Christ Hansen, a prominent farmer living 3 miles south of this dty, was last even ing drowned by falling into Leper’s mill-pond. FIRES. IK CHICAGO. The alarm from Box 743 at 9:35 o’clock last evening was caused by fire in the two-story frame house No. 96 Larrabee street, owned by William Hcssncr, and occupied as a tailor shop by Joseph Cush. Damage, $25; cause and in surance unknown. The alarm from Box 87 at 10:45 o’clock yester day morning was caused by a fire in the drying room of T. E. Spoid’s starch factory, on the comer of Clark and Twelfth streets. A second and third alarm was immediately sounded, as the blaze was directly above the boiler-room, making on explosion extremely probable. The flames were fortunately * easily subdued with only a trifling loss to tile building. The stock was considerably damaged by water. THE WEATHER. Washington, June 4—l a. m.—For the Uppar Lakes, rising followed by falling barometer, westerly winds back to wanner southerly, part y doudy or dear weather. LOCAL OBSERVATION". Chicago. Jane 3. Time. Wind 57 QBIH.W., fresh Icioudy. 67 41 S. TV., fresh 'Clear. 65 44;TV., fresh [Clear. 65 44 W.. fresh Fair. 60 70 TV,, fresh..., Clear. so 7QiTV., fresh (gear. 6:58 a. m- 20.78 11:18a. m. 29.75 2:00 p. m. 29.77 3:53 p. m. 29.79 9:00 p. m. 29.84 10:18 p.m. 129.86 Maximum thermometer. 68. Minimum, 57. GXNRRAL OBSERVATIONS. Chicago, June 3—Midnight. Stations. Wind. Dain\Weather. Cheyenne (30.00 49 S-, gentle 'Clear. 8i5marck.....129.96. 46 Calm -clear Breckinridge [29.68- 43 N., fresh ‘Clear. Daren p0rt....«9.84 sa TV., fresh Cloudy. Denver [30.15 67 S., gentle Fair. Duluth 29-89 34 Calm is Lt. tala. Ft. Gibson... 30.08 60 TV., 1ight......... Fair. Keokak. 29.8 s 59 N.W.. fresh ...... Fair. LaCrotse [29-SSi S 3 W.. fresh Cloudy. Learenworth3o.o& 55 Calm clear 9 Milwaukee... 29.86 54 w., fresh fClearl Omaha SO.OSi 51 [TV., fresh.. ...... Clear. Fistic 29.79; 45 N., light Clear. Salt Lake moo- go :colm ...Clear Fort <ully so.ui' so Calm i iciear. rumadelphla. 29.50. 76 TV., gentle..; CloudV Vantton 3ala; 43 Cain ■ Iqear. That old Norse King hit the nail on the head who, when asked what his religion was, answer ed; »* Ask my wife. Our women are nearer to God than we are.” THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE; SUNDAY, JUNE 4, IS7G—SIXTEEN PAGES. WASHINGTON. Prospect of a Compromise on the Appropriation Bills. The Senate Hon-Concnrs on All the House Salary Bednctions. An Idea of Our Carter’s Pet Method for Civilizing the Savages. Messrs. Ooz and Seelye Pail to Appreciate the Beauties of the Scheme, LEGISLATIVE PROSPECT. THE APPBOrKLITIOS BILLS. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., June 3.—The House Committee on Appropriations indulged to-day in some general debate on the state of the ap propriation bills, and the members seemed to think that an adjournment by the Ist of July was possible. The Committee has the Army bill ready to report, and will also report the sundry civil bills Tuesday. The Army bill amounts to $21.000,000in round numbers, which is $3,000,000 below the appropriations last year, and $1,000,000 from the revised estimates submitted by Secretary Taft. Mr. Randall thinks that the Sundry Civil bill will be cut down $13,000,000, and, therefore, that the total ten appropriation bills as reported will be reduced from the esti mate of $03,250,278, and a reduction of $35,250,- 120 from the appropriations at the last session of Congress, if the Senate restores the $15,- 000,000 that the House Committee has stricken off, Mr. Randall finds that he will still have ef fected a reduction of $20,000,000 .of the annual appropriations. An understand ing has been reached by which both the Consular and Diplomatic and the Military Academy bills will be disposed of in conference committee next week, and the Democrats augur that there will be no further dead-lock, and that the appropriation bills can bo passed be fore the Ist of July. The reports of the investigating committees, however, will likely occupy a good deal of time, and there is little prospect of an adjournment before the Ist of August, even if the Belknap trial is put over until December, as is now .probable. HOUSE BUSINESS. INDIAN CIVILIZATION—A NEW PLAN. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., June 3.—ln the House the Indian Appropriation bill was under discus sion the entire day. Before the day was ended the old slave-holders, led by the Postmaster- General of the Confederacy, advocated mis cegenation, which the Southern people so long practiced in their good old days. This misce genation debate Is interesting reading. Our Car ter appeared as au advocate of mixed blood, and claimed for himself that he is part Indian. The proceedings were dry, and related to routine matters until the clause was reached relating to incidental expenses, when Mr. Seelye, of Massa chusetts, offered an amendment that no part of the appropriation for ammunition shall be extended to white men who live with Indian women and have assumed the inter-mar riages, which were* too frequent. Reagan, of Texas, hoped the amendment would not be adopted. He believed the Indian race would be elevated by the admixture of the blood of the whites. The controlled or civilized, but the race was elevated by the inter-marriage. It would be ecouomv and in the interest of peace to make an appro priation to send able-bodied men among the Indians and encourage them to Inter-marriage. HARRISON (OUR CARTER) also opposed the amendment. There had been bright intellects in the country who had Indian blood In their veins, and there were men living to-day. He believed he was one of them in whose veins flowed Indian blood. He would make the declaration of a man and woman that they were willing tolive togethcrasman and wife a valid marriage. Let them come together with out hindrance, and raise families of children. This would have a beneficial effect. But pro hibit those marriages and a great wrong would be perpetrated upon the Indian race. Mr. Seelye, of Massachusetts, said he had been surprised at a great many propositions on this floor, but none more surprised him than the proposition to abolish schools and promote civ ilization in the way proposed. Sunset Cox scouted the idea advanced by Har rison, whom he designated as the CHAMPION OF THE MARINE BAND, that knowledge and civilization was to be pro moted by a sort of Scotch mock-marriage, by miscegenation, by the admixture of the two races. The contact of the white with the In dian had resulted in crime, and de moralization, and debauchery. To carry out Mr. Harrison’s views would be to add other and greater crimes to the whisky and gambling in the Indian country. The suggestion hod been made that some of the brightest minds in the country had Indian blood in their veins. He knew that Virginia had produced some such, but she did not follow in that line. She followed in the line of her Jeilersons and Harrisons, and Monroes. Mr. Harrison suggested that Jefferson had In dian blood in his veins. Mr. Cox, referring to the gentleman of the Marine Band, said he would want better histori cal evidence of tbot fact before crediting it. If it was so, he would never, no, never, no, never vote for Jefferson again. [Laughter.] Mr. Reagan argued that the admixture of races had always produced the most beneficial results with the Anglo-Saxon and with other races. Every interest demanded that these intermarriages should be encouraged. Mr. Scelye’s amendment was rejected. THE INDIAN BUREAU. When the section relating to the transfer of the Indian Bureau of the War Department was reached, Mr. McCreery, of lowa, made the point of order that it was new legislation, ana did not retrench expenses, and quoted the decision made by Speaker Kerr when the proposition was pending on the Legislative bill. Mr. Randall, of Pennsylvania, opposed the point of order, and said his section had been pre pared in such a way as to meet tho objections that were urged against it when it was iu the legislative bill. He read a list of offices that would be abolished by the transfer, and said the saving would be at least $300,000. M. Scelyc, of Massachusetts, advocated the point of order, and said Mr Randall was a psychological study, aud could not sec but one course to pursue. Whatever he determines upon he set before him and persistently follows it, and whatever he determines to oppose he opposes with n per tinacity that has no reason in it. An enlarged statesmanship should induce a legislator to look at all sides of a question, and to examine it in all its bearings. The gentleman was con tinually talking about economy, but there were those who differed from his views who were running also for economy, but wlth.far more in telligence. He docs not see the difference be tween a real and false economy. XN" THE * SENATE. THE LEGISLATIVE BILL. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., June 3.— The Senate made great progress with the Legislative bill to-day. Tho amendments of the Senate Com mittee, which restored the redactions made by the House, were all agreed to. It is understood that the Democrats on the Appropriation Com mittee voted in every instance with the Repub licans against the House reductions. The most significant action of the Senate was the vote re storing the President’s salary to $50,000 annu ally. The vote in detail upon this was as follows p TEAS. Allison. * Dawes. Paddock, Anthony, Edmunds, Patterson, Bayard, Prelfnghuysen, Ransom, Booth, Hamlin, Robertson, Boutwcl), Johnson, Sargent, Bruce, McMillan, Sherman, Christiancy, Mitchell, Spencer, Clayton, Morrill (Maine), Windom. Cooper. Morton, Withers. Cragin, Korwood, I Weather NATS. Boct, Hitchcock, limey, Cockrell, KelJoy, , Stevenson, Eaton, Key, Thurman, Goldtbwaite, McCreery, Tho amendment making the internal revenue collection districts 131 instead of 105 was agreed to. Boutwell made a statement in regard to ,theworkof the Committees revising and cor recting errors and omissions in the statistics. Their work did not affect in any important sense any generaJpolicy. He reported without amendment the House bill on the subject,which was placed on the calendar. NOTES AND NEWS. public raws. Special DUpalch lo The Tram. Washisgtos, D. C., June a—The Republic an Treasury officials state that the utmost economy trill be necessary to cany the Govern- men through the fiscal year without a large de ficit. The general prostration In business is as signed as its cause. TUB INFLATIONISTS. The Committee on Rules has reported a new rule authorizing the Committee on Banking and Currency to report at any time during this ses sion of Congress. This is a direct re sult of the Democratic caucus on finance recently, and shows the strength of the inflationists. The purpose of this new rule is to allow the Banking and Currency Com mittee at any time to report a bill for the un conditional repeal of the act for the resump tion of specie payment. It is said that Cox, Chairman of that Committee, has so far yielded to Democratic inflation influence as to consent Chat such a bill be reported to the House from the Committee. POSTPONED. The Committee on Expenditures in the War Department have postponed the Kerr investiga tion till Monday, when an effort will be made to dose the inquiry. NAVAL. The steamer Marion, recently ordered to the Rio Grande for the protection of American in terests, was to-day ordered by telegram to sail for Europe. REPORTED SLAVE-STEAMER, This morning the Rev. Emanuel Van Ordon called upon Sir Edward Thornton, and stated that the Nellie Martins, of the Star-Ball Line of steamers running between New York and Rio do Janeiro, and belonging to an English company, though styled United States Mall Steamship Company, arrived in Rio de Janeiro on the Ist of March lost, carrying slaves to be delivered. The British Minister promised to inquire into the matter and report to his Gov ernment. New York, June B.—ln regard to the com plaint of the Rev. Yon Orden. that steamships plying between New York and Rio de Janeiro carry slaves from one Bra zilian port to another, the officers of the Company have exhibited the way-bills of the steamers, and by them show that the greatest number of colored men taken at any one time from one port to another of Brazil was twenty, and these are body-servants of Cuban passengers. If a planter aired a passage for himself and one or two servants, it would be a matter of Impertinence, the officers sav, to in quire whether or not the servants were slaves or free. As to conveying any number of slaves as such, either with or without a cabin passenger accompanying them, the story was entirely de void or foundation. THE RECORD SENATE. Washington, D. C., June 3.—Mr. Allison called up the Senate bill providing for the agree ment with the Sioux Nation in regard to a por tion of their reservation, and for other pur poses. Mr. Edmunds .offered a substitute author izing the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a Commission, to consist of five persons, to visit as soon as possible the tribes of Sioux Indians, with a view to negotiating with them a treaty or agreement for the cession to the United States ox the right of said lands. After the discussion, Mr. Ingalls suggested to 3lr. Edmunds to amend bis substitute so as to authorize the Commisseoncrs to treat with the Indians for the relinquishment of the Black Hills, and otherwise for the preservation of peace. Mr. Edmnnds accepted the suggestion, and modi fied his substitute accordingly. Mr. Ingalls submitted an amendment, providing that any report made by the Commissioners shall be transmitted to the President, together with any agreement made with said Indians, who shall trans mit the same to Congress for approval. Agreed to. The question then oclngon the substitute of Mr. Edmunds as amended by Ingalls, after farther dis cussion, it was agreed to without division. Toe question then being on adopting the substi tute as amended, instead of the bill reported by the Committee, further discussion took place, when Mr. AUUon submitted an amendment authorizing the War Department to furnish transportation, subsistence, and protection to the Commissioners during the time occupied by them in the discharge of their duty. Agreed to. j The bill was read a third time and passed— yeas, 30; nays, 8. The Senate then resumed consideration of unfin ished business, being the bill making appropria tions for the legislative, executive, and judiciary expenses of the Government for the year ending Jane SO, 1877. the pending question being an amendment of the Committee on Appropriations to restore the salary of the President to $50,000 from and after 3larch A, 1877, and it was agreed to—yeas, 31; nays, 11. Other amendments of the Committee, restoring the salary of the Private Secretary to the President, and salaries of employes in the Department of State, were agreed to. When the paragraph in regard to clerical force in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury was reached, Mr. Eaton said the people of this country demanded that the expenses of the Government should be reduced. In bis judgment, there would be a deficiency In the revenue of the Government this year of from $18,000,000 to $20,000,000, and next year the receipts would foil oil still more, and the deficiency then would be between $40,000,000 and SSO, 000. 000. The amendment proposed by the Committee on Appropriations, restoring the salaries, etc., of clerks In the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, was agreed to. Other amendments of the Committee, restoring the salaries of clerks in the various bureaus of the Treasury Department, offices of the Comptroller of the Currency and Commissioners of Internal Hev enne, independent of the Treasuries at New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, St Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Charleston, were agreed to. Also amendments abolishing the office of Deputy Register of the Treasury, making appropriations for designated depositories at Buf falo and Pittsburg, ana restoring the salaries of employes in the Mint Bureau, as well ns in the Mint at Philadelphia, and the Branch-Mints at San Francisco, Carson, Denver, and New Orleans, and assay-offices at New York, Helena, and Boise City. All other amendments proposed by the Committee on Appropriations restoring the salaries of Territo rial officers, members of the Board of Health of the District of Columbia, and employes in the War ami Navy Departments and their various bureaus, were agreed to. The Senate Committee reported in favor of strik ing out of the House bill the provision repealing Secs. 3,150 and 3,160 of the revised statutes, which authorize the appointment of Supervisors of Internal Revenue. On motion of Mr. Sherman, the Senate non-con cnrrcd in this amendment, as the sections author izing the appointment of these officers are repealed. After finishing the danse in regard to the appro priation for the War and Navy Departments, the Senate went into executive session, and, when the doors were reopened, adjourned. HOUSE. Mr. Cate offered a resolution directing the Com mittee on Whisky Frauds in St. Lonia to investi gate the question of fraud on the revenue in the manufacture of whisky and wines in Milwaukee, and whether any officers of the United States were concerned therein. Soon afterwards the House went into Committee of the Whole, with Mr. Springer in the chair, on the Indian Appropriation bill. The day was consumed in the discussion of a variety of amendments, most of them offered by Mr. Seelye, and most of them rejected on vote. Among them was one to forbid the furnish ing of rations to white men living with Indian women. The amendment wee opposed by Harrison, who boasted for himself and the gentle man from New York (understood to be Cos) that they had Indian blood in their veins. When he looked at the picture in the rotunda of the Capitol representing the “Baptism of Pocahontas, "one of bis ancestors, he felt that amalgamation with the In dians should be encouraged. It was the true method of civilization among Indians. Among the best citizens, sons of the Northwestern frontier, were half-breeds and three-quarter bloods. Some of the proudest families of Chicago, and there were a great many proud people there, bad Indian blood in their veins. Mr. Harrison also expressed the opinion, in ref crence to Che amendment about education, that education only tended to make Indians worse than they were before. Mr. Cox expressed bis dissent from the views Eot forward by the representative of the Marine and, a band not yet recognized among the Indian tribes. [Laughter.] The amendment was rejected. The Committee, having reached the point of the bill providing for the transfer of the Indian Bureau from the Interior to the War Department, Mr. McCrary made a point of order that it changed existing laws, and did not on iUfacore* trench expenditures. After discussion, the Committee rose with the understanding that the point of order wonld be de cided when the House next went into Committee. Mr. Wood, from the Committee of Ways and Means, made a report in regard to the Alaska fur seal fishery lease, exonerating the officers of the Government and Company from all allegations of fraud. Ordered printed. Mr. Randall, from the Committee on Rules, re gorted an amendment to Kale 74, authorising the ommlttee on Banking and Currency to report at any time. Opposition to the rule was made by Ur. Kelley and others, and without coming to a decision the Ilouse adjourned. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. Lokdok, Jane .B.—Steamer Presnitz, Capt. Armstrong, from New York May G for this port, reported yesterday with shaft broken, arrived to-day. New Tore, June 3.—Arrived, steamship Ncckar, from Bremen. Qceesstown, June 3.— Arrived, steamships Cheiydro, from Philadelphia, and Guillermo, from*New Orleans, have arrived out. DOM PEDRO. New York, June 3.—The Emperor of Brazil, Empress, and suite arrived here this evening from Washington on their way to Niagara Falls. The Imperial party visited the tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon. EUROPEAN GOSSIP. The Paris Salon—Dore’s “Christ’s Entrance into Jerusalem.” Sylvestre's “ locusta Trying the Effects of Poisons Before Nero.” High Yalne of Old China---Tlio Daily Life of Victor Hugo. THE PARIS SALON. Henry James, Jr., writes from Paris, May 5, to the New York Tribune: The Salon this year is very largo; there are, exclusive of drawings and cartoons, and without making mention of sculpture, 2,095 pictures. For simple brute size a colossal canvas .by Gustave Dore carries off the palm,—a canvas presenting to us M. Dore’s conception of “ Christ’s Entrance into Jerusalem. 11 I do not see what old memories of admiration for Gustave Dore’s genius in the days when he treated it with common humanity should avail to make an even very amiable critic hesitate to speak of this as a rather shameless performance. M. Dore treats his genius now as you wouldn’t treat a tough and patient old cab-horse. I know of few spectacles more painful in the annals of art. Imagine a colored print from the supple ment of an Illustrated paper magnlilcd a thousand-fold and made to cover almost a whole side of a great ball, and you have if. Dore’s sacred picture. A vast, garish crowd is sprawling on its knees over a mass of palm boughs, in front of a pasteboard colonnade, tlirough one of the arches of which a figure which a school-boy might have daubed, advances on on ass. There is no color—or worse than none—no drawing, no expression, no feeling, no remotest hint of detail; nothing but an im mense mechanical facility, from which every vestige of charm and imagination has departed. But it is really very naif on my part to be so explicit. There is an immense Jeanne d’Arc by M. Montchabron, bound ing over agglomerated corpses, brandishing her sword and heroically screaming: I don’t know what sustained the artist through the exe cution of this very spacious work,—it was not the force of talent. There is ajjrcat canvas representing “ Harmony,” for a Governmental ceiling, by 51. Bin, full of elegant muses and foreshortened lute-players; (M. Bin’s picture, which is meant to be above one’s head, horizon tally, is bung against the wall, and the specta tor in consequence is made to feel as if he, tipsi ly, had lost bis proper standpoint,'—an imputa tion widely he resents by not admiring the pict ure as much, perhaps, as he ought to do). The striking picture of the year, and the one, probably, fo which nineteen-twentieths of the visitors to the Salon attribute must talent, Is a great subject by M. Sylvestrc—“ Locusta Try fug the Effects of Poisons Before Nero.” As a subject the thing is detestable, inasmuch as it allows almost no chance for beauty; but as an. accomplished and picturesque piece of paint-’ ing or the younger, larger, and richer Academic sort, combining a good deal of reality with a good deal of arrangement, it is a remarkable success. I suppose the picture is marked for the medal of honor,—orat least for the first medal in painting. Nero is seated, leaning forward, with bis elbow on the back of bis chair and his hand over his mouth, watching the contortions of a slave who, ex tended on the pavement, is expiring in agony before him. Beside him, and nearer the spectator, is seated the horrible* Locusta, descanting upon the properties of her dose, her face turned toward him, and her arm, with a strangely familiar gesture, lying across his knee,—the movement of the out stretched hand meanwhile giving point to her explanation. She Is a gaunt, swarthy Gvpsy, half naked, and with the profile of a murderess. Nero is both listening and watching, and the grave, intent, inquisitive de pravity of his dark, fat, youthful lace is very cleverly rendered. The portentous familiarity, the sinister u chattiness ”of thispreciouscouple, is indeed in a high degree effective. But the strong point of the picture is the figure of the victim of their interesting experiment,— the slave who is writhing in a hor rible spasm upon the polished marble pavement. This is strong drawing and strong painting, and it docs great honor to the young artist. The man Is a magnificent fel low, in bis prime, with a fair beard and a yellow head-cloth, and he stretches out his arms with an agonized movement which is at once very real and very noble. Into this figure, indeed, the painter has introduced a certain clement. of beauty,—it has great breadth and yet much de tail, great solidity and. yet not a little elegance. It is, in a word, very intelli gent.* But there is something vulgar in the way the picture Is lighted, something coarse In its tone, something in the effect It produces that falls below the talent that bos been expended upon it. M. Sylvestro is not a painter who sets you dreaming about his future. * The same sub ject has been treated by another artist, M. Aublet, with inferior, although with noticeable skill. M. Aublet gives us three or four poison ed slaves, y wriggling over the pavement in different attitudes; the effect is slight ly grotesque,—they suggest toads hop ping out after a fehower. This sim ple jest is not heartless, inasmuch as M. Aublet’s slaves do not produce a lively impres sion of reality. His picture is flanked on each side by an equally huge and much less clever scene of torture, —one,a so-called 44 Diversion of a Courtesan,” —a lady reclining on a gigantic couch and watching a slave bleed to death at her feet (I recommend the subject), the other 44 Clytemncstra and Agamemnon,” recking with blood and mediocrity. It is a charming trio, and It is a great pity'it should not be seen by those critics in Berlin who affirm that Franco art is chiefly remarkable for its cruelty. If M. Sylvestrc’s picture is the most impres sive in the salon, I have no doubt that the most popular will be the contribution of M. Detoillc, the admirable military painter. It is indeed al ready, of all the pictures, the most closely sur rounded, and It has a good right to its honors. It is called 44 En Reconnaissance,” and repre sents a battalion of cbosscurs coming into a vil lage street in which a cavalry fight has just taken place and scattered its trophies over the ground. A squad of sharpshooters Is pre ceding the rest of the troop and advancing cau tiously along the crooked, blood-stained lane. They nave paused, and are scanning the lay of the land in front of them, the leader checking them with a backward movement of Ills hand, while he listens to an urchin who has come up to speak to him—a patriot of 13 in blouse ana mullicr, doing his boyish best to be useful, and give damaging Information. This boy, with his light, small body, so well indicated beneath his thin blouse, his cold, red face, his hand in his pocket, his scanty trousers, Is the great success of the picture; in the gesture with which he points eagerly and modestly down the street there is something singularly livid and true. On the right, in the foreground, a Prus sian lancer and his horse have, lately tumbled head foremost; though they are nut yet cold they arc pitifully and awkwardly dead. A couple of the sharpshooters are glancing down at them as they pass with different expressions— -44 It served mm right ”in one case; It’s a bad business at best ” m the other. Those men arc all admirably stpdled. On the left a gendarme, badlv, wounded, has collapsed against a garden walljahrough the open pile of which a man, peeping out, is trying to drag him in. In the rear, through the gray,snowy air, the rest of the chasseurs are coming up. The picture is re markably perfect and complete,—a page torn straight from unpublished history. OLD CHINA. Some idea of bow old porcelain gets its ficti tious value can be obtained (says the American Register , Paris) from a curious case just decided in one of the tribunals of the Seine. In IS?2 the Compte de Juigne, a member of the French Assembly, made up bis mind to sell a fine col lection of Sevres porcelain plates that be pos sessed. He stated this fact to Mmc. Lailtte, an English lady by, birth, and she made some in quiries relating to the matter when in England. Mme. Laflttc was not long in finding & purchas er, and wrote to Comte de Juigne that Col. Mountjoy-Martyn would probably take it. The proprietor of the plates then wrote to the lady, giving an account of the prop erty. He began by saying that he was ready to sell bis porcelains if he could get a good price for them, and believed that prices were then running high. One of his friends bad sold a collection at the Hotel Drouot at insen sate prices; and the Count bad thought of try ing the some thing, but was detained at Ver sailles by his parliamentary labors. He pre ferred to sell at private sale. To send one plate os a sample would be of no avail, for no two of the lot were alike. His grandfather was Gov ernor of Sevres under Louis XVI., and had given to him the first plate of each set made for presentation to sovereigns and Ambassadors. In consequence the collec tion was not only a curious * one, but had historical value for amateurs. The Connt dc Juigne said that there was a great dif ference in the value of the different articles, some having been estimated byATanhcim at one, two, three, and as high as six thousand francs the plate, and that there were several not worth 200 francs. It was possible to get 100,000 francs for the lot, but In order to effect a speedy sale he would take half that sum for the collection. There were other details in the Count’s letter to Mme. Lafitte, but this is the substance of it. The lady showed the letter to Col. Mountjoy- Martyn, who sent a friend over to examine the china and to buy if he saw fit. The collection was taken, and the Count received 50,000 francs In exchange for forty-five plates. Wnen the collection reached London, Col. Martyn had it examined by some experts, who were more jealous than just, perhaps, and they pretended to discredit the porcelains. Col. Martyn believed that he had been Imposed upon by the Count de Juigne, and entered a suit for the restitution of his money. He claimed that only thirty-one of the plates were real Sevres, and that fourteen were of modem make and decoration. The Count declared that be had never pretended to the contrary, and said that these fourteen pieces of lesser value had been thrown in as accessories to the bargain. He had clearly stated that the Sevres plates were worth more than the sum asked, and that there were others of smaller value. While this suit was in progress Col. Martyn died, and it was taken up by his heirs, and in the name of Mme. Charlotte Hobhoose. The case had been once decided against the Colonel, but his heiress appealed, and the case has just been finished in Paris. The Tribunal fully sus tains the first judgment, and goes even farther. It declares emphatically, that the Count de Juigne has offered proof of the genuine char acter of this porcelain, and a larger value, has been affixed to it than he demanded. And there is every evidence; also, that the fourteen bine plates ■ were never offered as Sevres, but merely fine porcelains thrown into the bargain; but on, ex amination it has been found that these fourteen plates, not guaranteed, are really productions of the manufactory of Sevres. This is a revelation which the bclrs'of Col. Martyn did not expect, and they will probably be better contented with their bargain. It is not every Collection of por celain that can be thus authenticated by the law courts, and one can readily imagine that its price has been considerably enhanced. If the Juigne collection could be resold iu Paris at the present time it would bring nearer 100,000 francs than 50,000. But for all this one is as tounded at the thought that forty-five old plates should bring such & sum. VICTOR HUGO. . Victor Hugo (says a French writer) lives at 31 Rue dc Clichy, occupying an apartment in tiie second story, above the one occupied by Mme. Charles Hugo and her children. This apart ment is very remarkable for its drawing-room (or salon), decorated In perfect taste, although pictures are banished from it. Neither is a piano to be seen—a blank In the furnishing for which he will not quarrel with the master of the house. j He begins his day early. At 7 o clock he rises and takes a cold bath, summer and winter. His toilet finished, ho walks briskly through the dif ferent rooms of his lodgings. This is, in the language of hydropathlsts, to “bring on the re action.” But soon his work claims him, and he gives himself up to it until 11:30. The grandfather then breakfasts with his grandelTildrcn,—George at his right, Jaime at his left, opposite their mother. His affection for these children is well known to his intimate friends; it amounts to adoration. After breakfast he works till 4. Then Victor Hugo goes out—always alone. Ho oftenest takes his promenades on foot. Sometimes, however, he scales the roof of the first passing omnibus—white, green, or brown, he knows not —and rolls away, | deep In thought, without knowing where he goes. His friends say that hia remarkable'poetic inspirations often come to him on this high place. When he Is at last obliged to descend at the end of the liner-thc Bastile, the Glacicro. or the Bridge of Alma—he mounts another carriage, which takes him back to the point nearest his home. They dine late at Victor Hugo’s. The cuisine is exquisite, and proves his cook a master. There are always guests present, but no one ever ban ishes the children ;from their place by their grandfather’s side. After dinner, every evening, Victor Hugo receives many visitors, not only family friends, but strangers and the carious. However Interesting the day may be, the day closes with the same regularity which pervades it from the beginning, and at 11 o’clock pre cisely he retires. lAEINE. PORT HURON. Special Dispatch to Hit Tribune. Port llcuok, Mich., June 3.—Dows—Props Westford, Alaska, and Montana; schra Princess, Alexandria, Maggie Mcßae, Elgin, Grace, and Amelia. Up—Props Blanchard, St.' Albans, Badger State, Portage, Huron City, N. Mill and barges; schrs L. C. Woodruff and Montpelier. Wind—North, gentle; weather rainy. Port Huron, Mich., June 3—10:80 p.m.— Down— Props Dean Klchmond, Canisteo, Cor morant and consort. Tattle and consort; schrs Montgomery, Saveland, William Home, J. I. Case." Porter. Joseph Paige, H. M. Score, Huron. Up—Prop J. H. Fay and consort jschra D. E. Bailey, Rutherford,Victor, City of Tawas, Marco Polo.’ Wind—North, gentle; light rain. MARQUETTE. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. MASqpETrs, Mich. June 3.—Arrived— Prop Egyptian; schrs Pelican, John O’Neil. Cleared —Schr Eliza Turner. Bound Down —Prop Cuyahoga. Capt. Smith, of the prop Egyptian, reports the schrs Three Brothers and Thomas Gown, In tow with the tusr Dudley, ashore in Mud Lake, on Wednesday at 6p. m. It is not known what damage is done. ERIE. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Erie, Pa., June 3.— Arrived —From Chicago, prop Arizona. Departures —For Chicago, schr Alleghcnv, Schrs Sam Flint, J. H. Butter, and prop V. H. Ketcham came iu from Buffalo this morning, and are loading coal for Chicago at 50 cents per ton. THE LIGHTNING TRAIN. How It Sped from Omaha Westward. Special Dl'patch to The Tribune. Omaha, Neb.,'June 3.—The train arrived at Ogden at 10:23 Ogden time, or 11:27 Omaha time, and left Ogden four and a hall minutes later. Time twenty-five hours and seventeen minutes from Omaha to Ogden. They changed engines eight times and made twenty stops lor provisions and water, on account of hot boxes, consuming two hours and two minutes, making the actual running time for 1,033 miles from Omaha to Ogden in twenty three and one-quarter hours, and the average rate miles an hour. The fastest time from station to station was 10 miles in nine minutes, and the maximum time for a single mile at the rate of 73 miles per hour. Thcv arrived at Ogden ten hours and twenty-ono’ minutes in auvancc of schedule, the gain on this road over guaranteed time being nine hours and fifty-one minutes. Sax Francisco, Cal.; June 3.— The fast train passed Blue Canon at 10:37>f a. m. at the rate of 47 % miles an hour. Promontory was passed at, 10: Ma. in., up grade, 33 miles an hour. Ar rived at Kelton at 11:40. Stopped four minutes for water. The speed between Promontory and Kelton was 46}£ miles an hour. Arrived at Ter race at 12:31 p. m., and left at 13:37. Left Te coma at 12:30 at the rate of 46 miles an hour. The average rate of speed to Tecoma from Og den was 44ii miles per hour. The entire time from Ogden to Tecoma, including stops, were 3 hours 36 minutes, distance 156 7-10 miles. En gine No. 149, drawing the train, has a cylinder 16x24 inches, and driver 5 feet. She is a McQueen engine, weighing 33 tons. It is the intention to run her to Oakland Point, If she can stand the ordeal ot constant motion at such a rate of speed. Toano was reached at 3 p. m.. running at 39 miles an hour from Terrace through the hills. Kelay engines were ready to respond to duty if necessary stationed at Promontory, Ter race, Toano, Decth, Carlin, Battle Mountain, Winnemucea, Wadsworth, Kcno, Brown’s, Truckee, Colfax, Sacramento, Lathrop, Ellis, Niles. A fire-train engine at Emigrant Gap is to follow the fast train through the snow-shed. The average speed from Ogden to Toano was 43 miles an hour. So far, the must remarkable run has occurcd on the Central Pacific. Up-grade from Ogden to Promontory, In Uta£ 54 miles were made in one hour and nine minutes. Ban Francisco, June B—6 p. m.—The train passed Elko at 4:45, Carlin at 4:56, Palisade at o:20, arriving at Battle Mountain at 6:49. De tained there ten minutes with hot boxes. Ar rived nt Wmncmccca at 3:20. Average running from Ogilen, 40 miles per hour, at which rat? will reach here at lull-past 7 Sunday morning San Francisco, Cal., June 3—3:10 p. m.— The train reached Mill City at 8:53, making the 29 miles from Winnemucea in thirtv-three min utes; passed Oreana at 9:43. Every thin o-work ing wcU- * f CRDIINAL SEWS. A Young Woman Brutally - Mur. dered Near Highgate, Vt. Horrible Case of Harder and Suicide Hear Belleville, LI. Three Persons Poisoned by a School. Teacher at Easton, Pav A BRUTAL MURDER. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. St. Amass, Vt, June 3.—Charles Butler, s young tanner who lives about a mile and a ball north of Highgate Centre, went to thevfl. lego about 7 o’clock lest night, leaving hia wife alone in the house with a young hired man, IS years of age, named Edward Tatro. Upon his return two hours later he was surprised to find no light in the house. On. entering and going to his wife’s room he stumbled over her dead body. Her skull was smashed in, evidently with an at, and her head was pounded so as to be hardly recognizable. The furniture In the room "was broken, and everything bore evidence that a desperate struggle had taken place between the murderer and his victim. It acems that while Mr. Batler was putting up his horse before entering the house young Tatro rushed out ol the house with nothing on bnt Ids shirt, went to the nearest neighbor, and reported that three men had broken into the house and murdered Mrs. Butler. He then went to the next house and told the same story, but giving the number of the murderers as two instead of three. It was evl. dent, however, that he was the murderer, for his shirt was tom, his neck scratched, and hia person covered with blood. He was arrested by Constable Sheridan. An inquest was held last night. It is supposed that Tatro attempted to violate the person of tho unfortunate woman, and failing, murdered her, hoping to avoid ex posure. Sheriff Morrill has gone after him this morning, and will bring him to the jail here. MURDER AND SUICIDE. St. Louis, June 3.—The dead bodies of a man, woman, and girl, the last about 3 years old, were found in a secluded part of the woods near Belleville, HI., yesterday afternoon. Thewoman >md child had been shot through the head and the man in the heart. The parties are unknown. From the position of the bodies and the manner in which they were arranged it is supposed that the mad shot his wife and child and then killed himself. Persons living near by heard three shots about sunset Thursday night, and now be lieve that this frightful tragedy was enacted at that time. The Coroner’s inquest, to be held to-day, will probably unravel the mystery sur rounding the case. St. Louis, Mo., June 3.—At a Coroner’s In ?iuest at Belleville, HI., to-day on the bodies bund in the woodsmear there yesterday. The barkeeper of the Tiemann House, in Belleville, identified them as those of a family that stop- Sed at that house from the 4th to the 31st of lay. The man registered as- Joseph Way, of Evansville, Ind. He left a trunk at the* Tie mann House, in which was found photographs of all the deceased made by George BccKer, of Evansville, and a hymn-book with the name of Christian Becker in it. The supposition is that the woman was a sister of George Becker. The verdict of the jury was to the effect that the man snot the woman and child, and then Icillcd himself. It is supposed that poverty led to the act. NEW TORK ITEMS. New Yore, Jane 3.—John Graham, an Oafc boy of 21 years, arrived at this port in a pilot boat, having been picked up at sea. He shipped as a seaman on the bark Eliza McLaughlin, foi Antwerp, Saturday last, and was so brutally treated bv the Captain and Mate as soon os the ship left the Narrows that he mode up his mind to leave. Accordingly, on Tuesday night bam took leave of his shipmates, and, rushina on deck, threw the forecastle steps overboard, and leaped into the sea after them. The night was dark and cold, and the vessel fifteen miles from land. Edward Smith & Co., an old established var nish and japan house here, state that the G. C. Reynolds, who pretends to be traveler for their bouse, and has collected some money on forged orders from merchants in the West, is a swin dler. Andrew Moore, aged 14, fatally staged Fred* crick Lawler, of the same yesterday, at Hudson and Laight streets. Lawler and two other boys had been amusing themselves by so* noying Moore. TTP.T.rt FOR SfURDER. Special Dispatch to The Tribane. East Saginaw, Mich., June S. —Mathia/ Mergen and John Erd started home from t saloon last Wednesday evening partially filled with beer. Both reached home in a demoralized condition. Late In the night, Mergen claimed to have been shot twice in the back of the bead by an unknown masked man. Erd was unable to speak, and died this morning. A post mor tem at the inquest showed that he died from from the effects of wounds. The police could find no one in the neighborhood who had heard shots fired, and think none were fired. Mergen being the last person seen with deceased before the wounds were received, was arrested this evening on a charge of murder, and, will be ar raigned on Monday. Both are well-known and peaceable German citizens. Erd was once in the Common Council and was worth considera ble property. INCENDIARISM. Seed at Dispatch to 77/e Tribune. Bloomington, 111., May 3.— Two attempt! were made to bum Roads’ elevator in Pine Hol low last night by setting fire to a coal pile ad joining the building. One attempt was made at 9 p. m. and one at 4:30 this morning. Both were extinguished by the prompt action of the citl* zens and fire department. Charred coke was found where the fire had been set. The cause of such devilment is unknown, and a strong fuard has been placed on the building. Oa hursday night Mayes & McPayno’s flour mill, adjoining thu elevator, was damaged to the ex tent of $6,000 by an incendiary Cr& One theory is that the mischief is beirg done by tramps, who have been severely treated by the citv, and made to work on the stonc-pilc. Another is that the people of the vicinity of the mill and elevator do this to get rid’of the smoke from the first and smoke and soot from the latter. POISONED. Easton, June 3.—Moses Schag, another mem ber of the family recently poisoned, bos died. The Coroner’s inquest, still in session, elicited the fact that arsenic was the poison used, and that there was enough poison in the coffee drank by the family to have killed a hundred people. The money was stolen from the house, while a large amount of Government bonds and other securities were untouched. In the evening the Coroner’s jury returned a verdict that all the victims died from poison, ad ministered by Allen C. Laros, who is a school teacher and son of Martin ana Mary Ann Laros, who are among the dead. He has confessed that he gave the poison to his fatherand mother and Sehag, with the sole object of obtaining their money. SOMETHING UNUSUAL. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Springfield, 111., June 3.— The Governor ro fuses to pardon Dr. J. B. Schulenburg or Dr. Paul Schooppe, convicted about three years age of forging a check ou the National Bank of IB* inois, and sentenced in the Cook County Crim inal Court to three years in the Penitentiary. His term expires next October, and earnest efforts are being made to secure his pardon, bat thus far the Governor refuses. CONSPIRING TO DEFRAUD. Harrisburg, Pa., June 3.—Marshal 6. Smith a clerk lu the State Treasury Department, and John A. Wagoner, formerly clerk in the Auditor General’s office, were arresfed to-day on in formation laid against them by Gov. Hartranft, for conspiracy to defraud the State of $5,000 dm from the City of Scranton. Mfllspangh, Treasp urer of Scranton City, admitted he had agree® with a party to make nis return $5,000 less tbai it should have been. Defendants were held iJ $4,000 bail each. REPRIEVED. Little Rock, Ark., Juno 3.—Oaee Sander* .who was to be banged at Fort Smith yesterday, 'mid who was sentenced to be hanged at the time the other five were hung a short time ago» hut was reprieved by the President jnst before the time for the execution, was again rcpncTca yesterday.