Newspaper of Evening Star, April 27, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated April 27, 1876 Page 1
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TWO OEM'S. TliE EVENING STAR fUjL^ITF.D SUIT, Suafiay* c*ctp<e4, AT TIIE UTAH BUILDINGS, ft na%rl*?iiiia rtrM^f illh ?ir#rt. IT The Evening Star Newspaper Company, a. a. MAV WW MA ffN. IVm'I ? TBI Evinf iw *5tak lnri^lftycr-iTifo a: Ten Cent* per wtfii. ?r Forty foDr CfDla p*r raor'h. Ilyn*v ai the eoun'rr, Two Crnta fJtrh. Ry nui>t?po.%:<u* prrpiiui? Blity tVntu a month; one vwir f?. Thk WtEKi.Y Star-i mUu/u*i on F,*l<ty ? 97 a year, potf'ige prrynuL W- IU ntbtcriptionji imnrinttj in ?Jci;k?. ?V Ra''i '</<?'?trfiamg/umuhet o* apptirrtiton. _ SPECIAL NOTICED fj-f BR V. U CB.U1S, of Moiwit Street < bctcb. Ba:i:B -e a preacher ' f nn rhrtort ?il r?". will preach to nisht at "H " el-* in M Facl ? tnglisa Lnibfikii ? aarcli. c jraer of IV. h H< H ittHto. (Jwf. It* fjg? KarONI*. -Mei.ihrta ..| II H K?kN )M l^y LvlH.it. S" 15 mjnn'Ml to irn^i' ttrms* 1 ? <m .?t h ? 6|> del C ;ivuin iicatir>n to b ? held j at U e Vn-.c Temple on P bl ?? * V . 2-th in-t ant, I ?t t c I- rk p. tl fa utfud th f r n ? r a I of i>ur 4e- ! in*') lr tiirr, tiiA- M B. Ssa vo?t. Bi ? id*r of the W >1 It E. A. McISTIM, Sec y. f'r^ GLEN W OOP (JtMCKKY ? A ??t<s| of th? Lot Pnirieura of O!eow. ot Cam- tery wi'.! tx teV ?: the Hoa:d of Tra>ie K^oras. nes tbe r?r~ r i-< !>?<??.ylvanla av*nu* an' 9th rriwf. "O f ? Il>*\ k\ KMN?, the h instant, *t7 JUocl k. A full A*t?t.Uaaee l* re-, "est- d J C. M- KKLPiN. P-ee. 2f H Jl Lokl>. vc, KT LINCOLN II ALL cATl ?:PAY ITEIlltt.AT V, O'CLOCK. I MIOX MitS MKSTIXGS. appbpsse* to mcnc convict.* B> l>n t! <1 BlaCB. I'SMSK MEt IINO. Mbsic ? y OOBNET Md nkcas. epJ7 tr HO*E MVTC&L ItriLPINi. AS*~7 A TlON tO.gm'ii/Ml .lano-try. .?? Third regular meem g tor ?ay mrnt of Ian Mod snbicrtp Urn t? itt k. Ml'SIDsY M.i ; 1st, 1874, at 7 o'clock j p u . at r??t. in fund llnll. corner S;b a J K s:r <*t- j wttk*Nl. Ittw Milk str??t. Ikiwi Si'1 . l>nm #1 p-r month on tach ^h*re No premium ??tl' further nott'? ep25 .lijl 1KVINQ WILLIAMSON. S??3. frs* TmccT'ii. ?< ..*777"ic. " 1>ISTBICT or COLfMRTA, W*?HI <GT""I. * ?ril li?76 IM POh T AST TO TA X FA VHhS Tb" ?t!flition of ail o?n<-r? of rt?al ?-'ate lc tb^ Cl-*Tiet of Oclucil'ia i? bTtbrctil'd to tb?f*?': ?>?t ? r?calty of two p?-r rent, in addition t.i the (realty a,read? accrued ?ill,on the T.r-t tat of lit, be imputed ap< n all unpaid t?xe? for tb?- cur rent j?ar eudiri* Jnce 30, I*.?. and al?o, ib?t the * fllecter of Tare* will on the Fir?t day of May prvi'n.o l ? gin to prepare a romplete ll?t of all t?t?i ?? rral pr< p-rty in arrears on >ald dat*. to beatf vertiae.l within ten day* thereafter, la pursuance ?f ti e act of C*>Di:re??, approvd March 3d 137# a|28 ?t Jt>ON K COOR. Collector D. C. mbdicai. dipaktmknt. giobuk TOWN UNIVEKS1T*. tj? Th? ^emmer CoorM of LecMrae will C3tusenr? Tl'B^DAT, MAT sip, AT * P. ? Irtrodcctory Lecture by P J Murphy. MP, at the College Building, corner Itnn aad E streets The public are In* ited to a't jnd. Faculty. ?>ar!?-E Hacner. M D., Lecturer on D'aetees ?f Beepiratory Or|an? and Larvi;g >o<->py P J Mnrph\, H D., Liec'urer on Diataeee of the S?i ito CriLary Or train. H H. Barke . M D , Lfi'r.rm on the A nab my ?id Pht notogy of the Kemaie Pelvic Or??m J S Beale. M 1) .Lecturer on SargK.tl Appll II etaid Minor B>;r?ery. Per mar nlation ticket* and ir: Tmation apply to BOBEKT BKYBTIBN. M P.. E?aaof Med ?%! PacqIi\,717 16'h street north weet, WiMhincton. P O aptt eolt THE BEST. ? II.Bl' KN 8 SODA WA7IR. HETrRAL SPBlBO WATEB8 on Prancht. ICB-COLP TEA, COKPEE and CHOCOLATE K'iV Psnsstlva.iia AVBNm, apU tr near WIHard a 11ENBV !:E .\BNETT.~~ A TTOtLPI tC T AT LA W, No. 1 Colombia Law Bnildiug, aplj 1m Sth street, bet D and K. W WBIT^EEK. 9*utrml Clm'm n* ! Co. t-uon lei:, fio 7 13 U'b street, nur Trea?nry Pt-p?rtaaect. Pi-trict Claims, Pcbsi n aud 1! cnty Claim', a UPcimtty. apll NEHVOl tJ BXHAUSriON -A Mfdical ??^y E-say. comprtsirg aser.es of lectures deliv ered *t Kabn s ?i:? am of Anatomy, New York on the cause aiel core of Prem^tare PecUne, show bm inc'ispi.tably bow bMt health may be regained, afT'^ioga cle?r syn- pM^ of the iapcJln.f nt* to Marriage aLd tbe treatnert of nervous a>.d phyii ca: dtbflby, being tbe rosnlt of 3Uyears eipriecci . PrVe, 25 oetits. Ad tree# the author ,l?r. L.J. Kaua, cfllce and res'deiice. East ll)ih St.. N. *. a pi 6ro ?TjBa sfBATPOBP PBBPALL, mSw 4 4"> Lonuiana avena?>. ]Ta? to ATTOKlt&T AT LAW. n^LEwie johssosTco., BANK E K S , 0cnr Strict a*4 ftnnsylrania Annm. Dealers In OoTerawect and District SecarHles P rt ftrhiBfstiid O sepil ly rvt i- cochE. j? VctTi BAHBKBS. _?tM tr HJ9 r strMt Ejj^sAi:lrEL u \OL'NU. BOTABY PUBLIC, octl/ tf OrrirF.?Star Br:L?:^?. OPTICIAN.?To ?' P"' ?M) newly invented Eye k.-tas-,wbicb I new matinfac Trfa tnre with eight workmen, surpa--^^' any Eye gia*a in the whole world. Tbev can be regnlated by two small screws te exactly fit the MM wtlhont any pain r uupleaea-it leellng. They are made of Bra/ :lian peLt le and the newly discov ered Buseia ruby ?lass Por neatti'-ss and lightness tfcey rannot be sorpa*ed. Mtascre taken and order SUed in fifteen minntee ISAAC ALEXANDER 1 ???><? Penna at . ap?? istp.tr Inrentor. Patentee and Manutacturer. frilAMELIM k ?n , opticjaxs, nrn Bo 12IT P*NVILVii:? Antf* Oennine Bran.iaa Pebble Upe* tacies d?*7 ly.lstp 1876 tPRMJTGt '^76 PRICE LIST OF ILVN, YOCTHS' AMI BOTS' C LO THING! or A. STRAUS, 1*11 PBNN9YLYEBIA AYES'. ? DUE** COATS AID TESTS. Oriental Silk PI'J Worsted Coats A Vests S JO 00 Borthampton BUk Bibbed Worst"-! do. do ... 1? 00 Vienna Diagonal Worsted Coata A Vest* .... 16 60 BlackinEton Black and Gold Worsted do. do 13 00 C*bridge Fancy Silk #orste<l C'ontg A Vests 1 J 00 Barraga&sP'.t flkCf Bi k WinMdO. do...? 10 00 KI HIVINS SI I I S Pine Elboenf Sprit g Case SnM H*) 00 Pine Peiai arte P!aid Cass Suit 19 00 Edward barrls Hair liae Cam. S'.it ... lf> AO Tbe Versailles Checked ''as*. Suit. 13 00 The Diagonal Bibbed Cas- Suit 14 00 Oen'ne Washtsgt m Kill Bine Piaanei ^ait . 13 OO North Honsic Block Cas* Salt ? . 1*4 00 Bercnies Scotch Caxs Suit 11 00 Biiglisb Stripe and Plaid Cass S'-.jt JO 00 Knickerbocker t beck Ca<w. fn!t 9 00 Hanlsbnry Brocken Che-k Case. Suit *? 00 (JnloaCui. Brit. Frock and Sack 6 00 TOITHV Nlirs. MUV-.rg Diagonal Worsted Suit 91* 00 Pippin Bi'k Kibfced Caaa Snit. . 13 OO Eatui l Hair line Caes.Sur 11 00 London PlalJ Caas Snit , ... tf 00 Bcw York M.Ls Caas Suit. 7 00 BOTS' Ml'ITM. Borwalk Fancy Worsted Suit ?10 00 Owden Plato Cm BaM <* 00 Baov flake Faacy Cans Butt 7 OO Knickerbocker (,'he. k Cant Suit 6 00 lislesCaas. Salt. *00 1?r W?tr p A. BAHSKILLE. ( l.n't Uit-Ut f Ursniil,) ( | Bfll EMalr ai<d Stock Brofctr, Coraar 7th street and Louisiana avenue. MOBBT LOABED IN bi MS TO SUIT. UOLSE8 ABD LOTS POB 8ALB. ?arSlIm | MFOBTABT TO HOUSE REE PEES. Featber Be-'.s and Pillows and Hair Mattreaa*i mx<sted and made ba^jant ara inodorous by im proved apaluatioB of strain. Mattraaae- re uphol stered by J. T Bl NT1 B, at same place Good city refeien es givtn for work already done. 8 F. CHAPMAB, ap',3 la' K ' 1137 7th street n mhwest. Arrutuii * abbehax cicLori OI 4 A sproa'hee completion. It Is having a Tery large eale. Parties la Wsehlagton or vicinity deal ring this great work will be ?applied, la monthly l?stall Men's or np to praea. fr a the agency, 4IS 7th arr?w?. where all sty lee of bladtng may be aaen. uVSpectmea pagts sect gratia oa appl'i MM! l-d*l EVENING STAR Washington Ne^s and Gossip. Government RrreiPTs To-dat.?Inter nal revenue, 5074.717 *1; customs $433,147.20. Mr. La katitte La >'f ban boen renomi nated by the Oregon democra:lc conven'.on for Congre-e. Tnr House Committee on Naval Affairs tl Is morning received tbe order of t lie llo i*e to print the testimony taken before it. It will make a volume upwards of 5 oon pages, and it will cost at least 9100,000 to print it. WIBATI hfaki> of generals who robbed tbe cradle anil the grave for recruits. But we don't remember ever hearing of aCongres. voral committee tbat Invaded the lnna-i asylum for witnesses before.? [8prmjfitld Re Gin. Sciifsi'K appeared before the Com mittee on Foreign Affairs yesterday and re quested to be allowed to examine the papers ?.tut from Kngland concerning his connec i.ectlon with the Kmrna Mine director}*. The committee refused ".o grant the request. He will be allowed to mak? his statement, however, next Tuesday. Avery and Magdirk.-Attorney Gen eral Flerrepont has received a telegram from U. 8. Attorney Dyer, at St. Louis, in re sponse to the reference of the applioatlor s for pardon in the cases of Avery and Maguire to that officer, raying ttat he would forwa.d by mail to the Attorney General his own views and that of thejudgenpon the subject. Natal Orders Commander Francis Ramsey detached from doty at the naval asylum, Philadelphia, on the 0th instant, and ordered as Inspector of ordnance at the navy yard, New\ork, 1st of May. Com mander R. W. Meade from duty as inspj.* tor of ordnance at tbe navy yard. NewYorlt, let of May next, and placed on waiting rrders. Mate Lewis G.Cook from duty at theWashington navy yard. ->0th instant.and ordered to command the tug Sea Weed, at League Island. Nominations and Confirmations The President sect the following nomina tions to the Senate yesterday: Samuel L. A nrable, of Virginia, to be pension agent at Norfolk. Ya. Asa Hodges, receiverof punl c moneys. Little Rock. Ark. Robert H. Mil roy, collector of internal revenue, Washing ton territory. Collectors of customs?S. Moflitt, for the district of Cbamplin. New York; Lewis Tnorop?on, for the district of l>e laware. liel.; Ale* M. Hardy, for thedii tnet of Natciiez. Miss. The Senate yesterday confirmed the follow ing re mirations of Indian agent W. V". H'nehart. at Malheur agency, Oregon, vice *?. B. Parrlsh; Patrick P. Sinnot, at Grand Roade agency, Oregou. Prfnder's Treascry Mare's Nest. The Committee on Expenditures in the Treauiy department >< iter lay afternoon examined Matthew Prender, of St. Louis, who has made the ridiculous statement that while an employe of the Treasury he aseer tail ed that the debt statements were ficti tious that money was seat for redemption which was never destroyed. He repe.atel ine charges contained in a general statement by him m St. Louis, and telegraphed broad cast from tbat point. The committee not I aving full knowledge of the subject under lnve-tigation. have decided to a>ic for the employment of an expert. Ex Secretary Richardson, ol tbe Treasury, has also been summoned to testify in the matter. Pren der "h examination was conducted in secret ses-ion. The dtmakes tor silvfr coin upon the Treasurer of the United S:a!^s are da ly increasing. Thus far the Treasury has dis '?i.!-ed i<i exchange for fractional notes H^ont a million dollars, and if i'lere w*s a law permitting the redemption of legal t. nder cotes and certificates of deposits in national ranks and other government de po itcrles, tlie disbursements from theTrea snry a lore would have been at least five million. Telegrams are receive 1 everyday by the Treasurer asking if he will a'.lorv sil ver to be paid for legal tenders, very many persons,including bank officer* in various p .rt? e>f the country, not seeming tounlei stai.d that the law Is mandatory in this re. spert, ai d that silver can be paid out In ex changes for fractional currency o.ily. The iMPEACiiMSNT Trial. - The fcenate galleries were well fllleJ aiiiin to-day, ar.d some time before 12 o'clock em ploy is were stationed at tbe foot of tne stairs to prevent any further accession to the crowd. At about 12:25 Gen. Belknap, unaccompanied, quietly entered a side door and took a seat at tbe table, lxiking quite as ruddy a;.d well as usual, and during the proceedings sat upright, and. to a casual ob server, seemed wholly Indifferent to what was passing. Gen. George A. Custer, dressed In light pants, black coat and white vest, sat on a sofa sandwiched between Rep resentatives Robbins, Blackburn and Cly mer. The motion of Mr. Carpenter for a po-t Someraentof the trial of the case until the rst Monday in December nex>, created <iulte a sensation, a hum of astonishment and a ripple of subdued laughter running through tne galleries, and Senators looking at one another with a peculiar smile. The WEDDING of Miss Augusta E. Shoe maker, daughter of Samuel M. Shoemaker, esq., of Baltimore, to Mr. William Cloud Boylston, took place yesterday evening at Kmaruel church. In that city, and brought together a verv large and fashionable assem blage, Including President Grant, ex Speaker Blaine, the Hon. Schuyler Colfax and wife. Postmaster General Jewell and Secretary Bristow.(walking together, Trea surer New, Hon. Edward McPherson, Sena tor English, of Connecticut; Senator Dennis, of Maryland; General McCartee, Hon. Win. J. Albert, and other distinguished guests. The bride is rather tall, but spacefill in car riage. and was dressed in white silk, wttli the conventional bridal veil and orange bios srncs. The clergy present were the R?v A. M. Randolph, rector of the churcti, the Rev. Mr Holt, assistant rector; the Rev. Win. F. I.ockwood and the R^v. Dr. J. H Kccleston, oi Philadelphia. Tne preliminary service was read l>y the rector, ami the "marriage ceremony was performed by Dr. Eccleston, the utcleof the bride. Taeonjan filled the church witii the strain* of Mendelssohn's grand wedding march as the par*y left. In tbe evening the newly married ps.1r received the congratulations of their friends, and afterwards left by the niijnt train for a tour in tLt west. Ti e Massachusetts republican state con vention met at Boston yesterday. Four del egates at large to the Cincinnati con\ ent'.on were selected, namely: Ex-Attorney General Hoar. Richard H. Dana, jr., E. M. Forbes and President Paul A. Chadbourne, of Wil liams college. Judge Hoar favors Mr. Blaine for the presidency; tne other three are said to prefer Secretary Bristow. The district delegates were not chosen. The sentiment of tbe convention seemed to be about equally divided between Blaine and Bristow. The Sl'Nday and Liqoor questions at the Ce>tenniai,.? At the meeting of the United States Centennial Commission in Philadelphia yesterday a memorial was received pjotestlrg against the sale of liquors on the Centennial grounds, and also memorials for ar.d against keeping the grounds open on Sundays. Committees were * ['tiolnted to consider them. An ixplosio* < k nvAi.i.N at the G^r n an mine, Newbury. Ma** . occurred y?s ? i i?y. Miners were e- _'?g?l warming .':in in ashes ? - .sled. Jas. Mc <?111 was fatally h.Ju.? John Carter was tcrown thirty feel into a shaft and had his aims and ribs broken, and James Williams was slightly injured. Tne smith's shop was t lown to pieces. The Tasnirs' Convention at Harris burg. Pa., yesterday adopted a resolution >sk:ig Congress to modify the duties on ??serters" and lasiings. a congress of the leatf er el? e. and hide dealers and all work do in leather of the world will be held In Philadelphia on the second Tuesday in July. Transportation of Coal?In the New York assemMy last night a bill was ordered to a third reading to regulate the transporta tion of coal, the object of which Is to make every railroad company transport coal at the same price and prevent unjust dlscrimi i at ton. av(YrrrroJore Vsuperb]It la reported to be trleutlj 1J1. ! the ELECTION FRIED I.\\E.sri UATIOM. Mr. John I. liHienport Before the (vmmlilre. The examination of Mr. John I. Davenport was resnmtd this morning by t*ie Commit tee on Expenditures of the Department of Justice. In the absence of Mr. Caulfield, Mr. Chandler, of Georgia, presided, and pro cce<!e<1 in question the witness. Be was ask. d as to money received from the Atr? rnev General in 1*71. and whs pro ceetiin* to say that in that year he had ex. perrte.1 95.1x10 of his own money, and for this he had no Touchers. Mr Cochrane, interrnptins. said hf? de sired witness to confine himself to the mies tl??Ti asked. * Witr,ess rerl ed that the statement as to hN f5,(K0 expended was necessary a* prelim inary to what was to fo!!ow, because the f>,000 might tnrn up afterwards, and some ?luestion might b3 raised In reference to it i e then went on to explain that in IsTi hp r< ceived In all sr.,000 from the Attorney Gen eral the first payment of *_\ooo having been made in Au<ust of that year. In 1*7.! he re ceived f'JO.JHMI; in 1*73, **.000, and In 1874, * (K">. making in ail the sum of *34,000, and for the expenditure of which he had receipts. W Itness sh? asked what he hal done previ ous to August. 1*71, to authorize him Jo re ceive the money then sent him. He replied hy exhibiting a series of boobs which he had prepared for the purpose of DETECTING KRATDS Ore series was what he called block books; others were complete lists of registration arranged so tbat any name could be readily reached, and another series was maps or the city, lncicatirg every house; for which It was occupied; how many stories high each rouse was, and how many males it could possibly accommodate. Before receiving the first amount of ?5,000 he had spenl sums of money out of bis own rocket. This was expended for books, paper, and labor of a clerical character. Money was also expend ed In the detection ol frauds, as for instance he discovered where a large number of 1 RAUDUI.FNT SATURA I. I/ATION PAI'KRs were secreted, and money had to be used to secure them. By Mr. Conger?As I understand vou then you had Incurred large expenses prior to August, 1871, and as the expense was grow ing on yon. you went to Long Branch to see tne President to ask him if part of the fund con Id r.ot be used to continue the work? Witness ?Tbat Is it exactly. By Mr. 1'handh r ?Did you at any time In form the President that this expense had 1 een Incurred. Witness replied that he had explained the ma'ter to the President. He took the books ai d papers to Long Branch witbnim to show the President the class of work he was doirg. The money that was given to him was, therefore, to pay expenses that ha.1 been incurred in the past an<l such as would be Incurred in the future. The money was to pay for work actually done, and not for Information. Whatever was paid for in formation was paid out of witness' own pocke?. Ky Mr Cociraw: I?ld you always in ll cate on your chocks the purpose for wli eh if was given? Answer?I did not,sir. Question.? I And It^re a chec?t paid to a Mr. Pavi-y. Who Is Mr. Pavey? Answer ?He was a cl< rk in my office. The check to him was to pay the clerks uuder him in his room. Witness employed all clerks, but. as they were under Pavey s di rection. I he check for iheir pay was given to him in bulk. HOW THF PRESIDENT I XPER^TOOP IT. By Mr Conger ?Did the President at the time of jour conversation with him at Lin? Branch. or at any time thereafter, in any shape or mariner, late that any portion of this money was to be ,*ed for political nur po'eb? 1 Answer ? He did not. He understood that it was to 1 e ? sed in the detection of frauds at election, and to result iu a.faithful execution of ti e laws When the plan wa? explained to Gov Fislj he said he had examined the plans 10 prevent frauds in Paris and he thought Mr. Davenport's plan was hitler than any plan he had seen. Ily Mr. Cochraue ? Was this extra work done by you uuder any authority o; Una ac:s of l.. I or or any other law. Witness leplicd lhat after an examination lie foULd that in order detect.on of trana it was necefsary lhat one :uau should devote his whole attention to the subject for the purpose o! detecting fraud, especially as tt lee r.r four men were devoting all their time to the perpetration of fraud. He found it necessary to do this extra wor:<, for the law directed the detection of frauds Outdid n?'i lay down the plan. Qutstlon. Vou admit, then, that in this extra wcrlf j ou went beyond tne 01 1C and l-":\ Answer. I admit that the preparation of 1 t! < -e bor-ks and the other extra work was not specifically contemplated by these acts. Q. Was the work contemplated hy aov act of Congress? A. No sir. But it grew out of the necessi ties of the case; I deemed all those books necessary. For instai.ee, take a convict book on which I had recorded the names of all convicts; the time they served in the pen itentiary, and other matt. rs by which thev were presented from voting. In the case of Terrence Quinn, for instance, it was found that be was a convict. Mr. Durham 'Interrupting) objected to witness going into that matter again In de tail. He had already told the committee of Quinn's case. Mr. Conger thought the witness has an swering in a propt 1 way. He regretted the tendency to stop the witness wuenever he was going ou to show how heexposed frauds Mr. Durham thought that remark was un fair. He (Mr. Durham* was as fair as any man. but he would stop the witness when ever he wanderei oft from the <iaeatlon. The witness produced what he called his convict book and described it. By Mr. Cochrane Is there any act of Con gress authorizing mat book .' Witness. No, sir. Question. Then it is your own idea, and you got it up because you thought it ueces sa ry ? Witness replied that he knew of no law which In precise terms directs the making of such a book: but he found it necessary to prevent frauds. He had also a book in which he recorded the deaths of males in New j York. This wa* also to prevent fraud. Question. Was there any law authorizing thai book? Witness said he discovered that a large number of persons registered and vote 1 in the names of deal men. It was therefore a necessity, jiUt ne knew of no statute that speckaiiy authorized it. i|uestion. Do you know 01 any statute tiiat impliedly authorizes it? Witness knew of no authority except that clause of the law which makes it the duty of the commissioners to use all j>ossible means in the detection ard prevention of election frauds. '-iuestion. Do you know of any statute that gives a commissioner discretion to prepare boons like the^e and do extra work. W ltness knew of no such law except such as was implied. But the President, tne At torney General and tiie witness after a full consultation thought that this extra wurk was necessary. By Mr- Conger ?Was not the appropria tion out of which this mouey was paid made to detect frauds iu elections, leaving its dis bursements to the discretion of tiie Attorney Genera 1? Witness replied that that was it, and it was because of this discretion that the Pre sident aud the Attorney General authorized In reply to Mr. Wait, witness further said that his books had accomplished tne object at which he aimed, and democrats as well as republicai ? cone led tbat Act. Mr. Durham wanted witness to name any democrats who had approved of his mode of ij?-tecting the frauds, and witness named Colonel John R. Fellows, Isaac Sherman who was a Greeley man), James M. Brown j ar.d Foster Dewey, late private cecretary to i Wm. M. Tweed. Dewey told witness in the ' Hon man bouse not long *go ' We in New York know what youraystem has done, aud If any one proposes to buck up against It it will not be New York democrats." Witness did not pretend to say that the democrats approved of getting up the books. He had never told anyone that there was no au thority for tbls extra work. His death re. cord book prevented many frauds. Mr. Davenport was going on to explain his books at some lengtn when Mr. Durham objected, on the ground that he was proceed ing to make a speech. Mr. Conger again objected to the interrup tion of the witness. He believed It thedutv of the committee todiscovei frauds, and lie bad never seen so good an opportunity to have the means of fraud explained. The committee then took a recess till 2 30 o'clock. The .-state of the late Barney Williams, the actor, ut valued at JMX),ooo. I he Insane Asylnm loTr?tt|;n(Son. THK TISTIMOST to day. T! e (f,n,miiWe cn the Expenditures of the Interior department resumed their in vestigation of the U S. Insane a?ylum this rooming iw *K' Testimony. te*iified that be was first as. to ti .li"rPKi?.?wltti.U,e *kJ"hlm- In relation hr i0P. . u* a hr?thT of .Mrs. Tay iiV, * TAy,or called at the as} lam several times to see her brother, but II em ?'!",P|alned or any Improper treat n m J #k. a yrars' experience before \? ? V^L ?' . *sy'an9- Kemembers that h' f hi I.fR j s"e ,hr>"ght a patient h..?t bet i, whipped, sheared him If they al. L?JV?Vr> 1i,eni5ant'?to patients and thJf o! tkf0, n?iver: ' 11 wa* Impossible tf.ht ai>y of the patients should b1 whloneri Witlont him knowing of lt!ln 553 ?n t tn??fy.? Ve.ir?unJ that attendants did n< t trfat the patients wel! thpy were inme tiiately discharged; patients often assailt at. em ants aD<l have assaulted him. but i ever ^'''or returning the b'ow. it was con K?r> system upon which they treat *1'1 ?otrhoke me par lent White and did not krock bim down. Wbi'e frequent ly brandished his flst at him. W.ts nit Lmfnt*.!?'11 *fra Tay,orhad as Interview with Dr. Hamlin. It was no unusual thim: rr anything to excite surprise, to hear pa tients cry oat as if they were being iteaten By slamming the shutters and screaming a person might be deceived into thinking that blows were being struck the patients: it was of \ery frequent occurrence. Have never lifted mv hai d'agalnst a patient, and never knew of an attendant who did no that wis rot discharged, except it was clearlv a case of self-defence. Mrs. Taylor .ailed uisee her brother about ten <layH after he was flrst confined theie. There was no chair In his room, though there was a hedsteact iu it. Have every reason to believe that the bed was cleen and In proper condition. Do not know that White ever exhibited a-iy symp toms of violence. Being absent a wtiiie about that time, Dr. Chase had the pat lent In charge. Witness was not there when Airs. Taylor made her first visit. After the first thirty days witness had charge of him. T)R HAMI.IN'S TESTIMONY. I>r. Franci* M. II<ni\lin testified tuat he was an assistant physician at the Insane Asy lum: have beeu there four years: have been a practising physician since 1*>: had a I year's experience In an asvlum before he went to the government asylum; after that S?! 12,|e"erai' Puttee; was Introduced to T ? ?T. y 1 r" M?rreli. Mrs. Taylor said she had heard in passing the Institution sounds of blows as if some one was being beaten. She said that thesouuds came from the lower floor on the extreme eastern end ot the building. Told her that It was im yoselble, atd told her that he had adopted means which would prevent such a thing that be had confidence in the attendants' and that they were kind to the patients: thit It any one had been abused they would im mediately be discharged .She said she ha I heard the screams, and witness told her that there were several women in the waras who I-ad a habit ot crying out as if they were be. Ing pcunded within an inch of their lives and screamed so lend that they cojld be heard a quarter of a mile, when no rie was mar them. Have never struck a-j insane woman or an insane man, or ot'jer person who was under his charge. The statement th8t he had ever struck the woman was as foul as hell: treated patients as s:ck people and kindly; always instruct his attendants only to strike a patient. In self-defence, and then only when their life was in danger There are "a) patients there, and as a gene lal rr.le there is oue attendant for every 10 patients. It is a leading feature of meutal ira a 1 to complain of real and imaginary grievances. Have encouraged patients to complain of anything they do not like, and in the vast majority of cases of complaints and that the grievances are imaginary en tire y. Sick parents are visited a i; ;rl i,g and according to tbt grr vity ot tbecr.se. By Mr. Mu'cbler ? ?a? Mr. Wr.ite wliei he was t i(.urlit:o theasyiurn, he came tti^re Willi twenty others. Dr. Chase designate-; lie room ior him. .They all ctme from the i^oidieis Home, at Dayton, Ohio, in one piir y- A 1 way s obtain as much of the bis tory of the patients as they can, so as to prmerly treat therr. Are sometimes de ceived by the leprcsecUtions made about tr.e patients. White was not under charu of wilt ess, ai d saw very littleof him. Dr th;ise had chaige of him while Dr. Morreli was away. Attendants are required to fur nlsh recommendations before th?y are em ployed. Attendants are frequently changed ihey are employed on a month's trial' Altendants receive ^20 per month and board ai d lodging. Some stay the.-.- for as !<.:ig as ten .-.ears: frequently three or four yvirs three or iour have been tbpro three vears Only ]j.lo\v of tLe female attendants, or the twei ty-ihiee or twenty /inn- female attend ants now there nine have been there for more than two years. When Mrs. Taylor went away witness went up to the ward to exam ine into the cause of the seeming whipping. Went there in twenty minutes after the fact was reported. Did not discover the cause of the alarm. Went to the ward that Mrs Taylor spoke of. She did not speak ol anv particular room. Asked the attendants.aud received information from them that no oue had been beaten. The attendants could not or would not point out which particular pa tient it was who was screaming. Toey sim ply said that it might be one of several pa tients, but did not state any particular patient. Do not know why the other pi tieuts said, as Mrs. Taylor says, "Put her l-i a strong room." Do not know why the cu* taln was pulled down lu the month or July. 1 W ouid not think from that that there was something wrong. If the patients wanted to, they could pull down the blinds. T.-ie order to attendants is to drive persons away from in front of the windows. If persons want to come in they can do so. If Mrs Taylor was ordered away, it was simply ac" cording to the instructions that are given to the attendants. Find that th s Is necess^rv On the third floor is an excited class or fe male white patients. Mr. Voorhees, counsel ror Dr. Nichols, put in evidence TWO I,ETT*R9 WRITTEN BV MRS. TAYIOR in relation to her brother, Thomas P White The first was written when he was firit sent to the asylum, and the second on July >> 1^.3. stating that she had secured a boarding place tor him in the country, and that shT was perfectly satisfied with his treatment at tie asylum, and that she thought tae chacfce would be benefit ial to h'm. MISS ISA BEr. LOtJI.S A ARMOR testified that she resided in this city and was lor three years employed as an assistant supervisor at the asylum. The duiies of sup< rvisor is tolookafiei the attendants and ratier.1s.and to see that the attendants treat the patients kindly. She also did the mar keting and looteed after the clothing and bed ding. In relation to the screaming spoken of by Mrs. Taylor, she testified that she was in Cherry ward; heard the screaming went to the window, and seeing Mrs Taylor approaching one or tho win dows, told her it was not the place for visitors, but she paid no attention to her. The lady still approached the win dow, and she spoke to her several times frcm the inside, but Mrs. Taylor said noth ing. ATJerwards, when she went to the re ception room. Dr. Hamlin fold her what Mrs. Taylor had said,and she informed him that it came from a patient who was slap ping a shutter in a private room. Have never known of but two attendants striking patients, and they were immediately dis charged. By Mr. Mutchler:?Mrs. Taylor was not alone. The only reason she bad ror telling her to go away was because it was against the rules for persons to come near the win dows. She was not ordered away because *heie was anything to conceal. By Mr. Voorhees:?The rule is for the dou ble purpose or protecting patients and visi tors; the flriit rrom being excited and th? latter from disagreeable sights and soands. Fy Mr. Turts:?The rood was plain, well corked, but very good and plenty of it. Once saw a piece of tainted meat there, but it was sect back to the kitchen. She called Dr Hamlin's attention to It MRS CATHIKIXE Ri'RIWSOlf testified that she was employed in Eim waid-a eolored remale ward. Have been there ror 20 months: before tha*, In Spruce ward. Have never known or patients being whipped; have never struck a patient though often have been struck by patients Have several patients under her charge who are hysterical aEd -given to screaming at times. Know nothing about Mrs. Taylor and never knew that she ever called at the' asylum. By Mr. Mutchler:?Have known of attend ants being discbaiged for striking a patient. Was mistaken in saying that she never knew of a patient being struck; that was the only instance she knew of. The food was very good, but sometimes have bad meat; In the two cases where bad meat was sent up it was tent back and reported to the doctor. Tne c'uti irg was good. as *w also (he b?*J cloth leg. which was always kept clean. MIPS A.1XII CRalOHTO.S testified that she bad been employed in Elm ward for ten months. There are thr?e at tendants for the thirty-five patients in the ward An attendant who struck a pattern was discharged right away; know of bat one case where a patient was struck Once or twee the meat was tainted a little and wa? s? 1.1 back; suppose that the meat that wak sent lip in Its place was good meat. Patients arpear to be comfortably fed and clothed and have enorgh to eat. The wards are kept clean; :<K>k after tlinne who are Incapable oi taklt g care of themselves; know of but one patient who was Injected with vermin, and she had them oil her when she came. Mr. Yorhees a'ke-d that a ??nbpf>,-.a i>e i? sn<il for I>r. Eastman and other* to reply to tt;n ?barges made by the witness Darling, thru three patient* had 1MB killed anl b r ?? at ?ii*.ht HMMntly> The committee said they would order 1'ieni Ti:e conimi'tee theu a-Houruel uutil to morrow mornlrg. I lie r.lnlne Homl Ktnrj AksIu MK. llAKUiSON 1KIIS TO PI T IT ON E. H. ROLLINS SOW. A re|sorter of the Cincinnati Ga/et'e lias It.disced Mr. Harrison to repeat his ?tnry anoi't tne *?',! <??i loau made by the Cti.on Pacific railroad to ????utrbodp on a deposit of *.7." 0- 0 of liitfie Rock and Fort Smith rail road bond*. He insists tnat It was Mr. R?l llns that said that an ln\e-tlgatlou might defeat the re-election of Mr. Blame. He says E. H Itolllns, the secretary, took me to one side and told me that 1 must withdraw that motion for an investigation of the bond transaction, as it world involve James G Blaine. He *at<! tlir fnf rlnrtlo?WSTB ? I at liand. and Blaine was a candidate for re election to Congress in Maine. An expr?ure of the transaction Just at that time would be sure to defeat him. With that I wi'hdrew the motion. Subsequently I took J. H. Mjl lard, oi Omaha, who was and still remain-; a government director, to Mr Kolllns. and In his presence asked Rollins if 1 uudeistood him correctly In relation to the bond trans action involving Mr. Blaine. He repeated that I did.aud that an investigation iron Id be sure to kill otr Mr. Blaine at the ap proaching election. Afterward*, when trie luvestlgating committee,of which Jeremiah M. Wilson was chairman, was in session, ard E. H Rollins was on the stand, 1 tele graphed Wilson to ask the witness certain questions concerning the Fort Smith and Little Rock lionds, hut In noticing the daily repirtsof the core mi tire afterwards. I saw that no such questions were asked. On the 3d of Febiuary, l>-73. I wrote to Wilson. tn? chairman of tie committee, more fully about the matter, detailing the facis I have just stated, but I did not mention Blaine's name. I stated that the transaction Impli cated a piominent memlK r of the republican party. That letter vra^ copied into my regu lar letter book at Indianapolis, aud cau be referred to any lime. I never re-eived any auswer to the letter to Wilson, hut ou the .'tdh of February, just twenty-three days later, Mr. Delano, Secretary of the Interior, wrote a letter to a prominent republican of ficial. saying it was deemed besi, on the part of ttie j;ove-rnment, to change the entire board of directors of the Union Pacific rail road, and that be therefore proposed to ap point some one from Iudianajiolis In the p ace of J. 8. C. Harrison. The proposition of Delano met with such strong opposition tl at it was abandoned, and none of tii - di rectors were removed. IboXntluunl Deaf tlutr ? olle^e ISTEKEbTING tXllciMS UK I'RSsEMr A TiON DAV. Yesterday there was a larye gatnering a' the National L?eai Mute College at Keudall Grten?it being the twelfth auniversary?to witness the exeiclses incident to presenta tion day. Many prominent citizens were present? air on g hem Commissioner Eaton, of l:e Bureau <1 Education. Hon. H iratio Kli g. Judge Drafce. Judge Auvocate Darin, Mr. J M Toue.% ar.d R.-v. Dr. Little. Prof. E. M Gailaudet. president of the col leg*. I presided, and with him, on fie platform, j were feared the jacalty oi the college, H ji . j /achfiriali Chandler. Secretiry of the inte ; r or; Senators Dawes and Hamlin; Professor | Henry, of the Smithsonian Institution Pre sident Gllnian, of the Johns HopEin* l*ni- | versitj: Rev. Byron Sunderland, I?r. Ma- j gulre; Rev. S 8. Mitchell, I) D , Preslde.it Welling, of the Columbia University; Prof. J. E. Hiieaid; Rev. Dr Towneecd, chaplain of the Hooae of Representatives; Messr?. King, Johnson, and Tnomas, trustees of the Johi s Hopkins Univei itv Tt e exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. 8 b Mitchell, D. D. Tl e nrst oration was MlfMJ by O- h je More-dock Teegarden, of Iowa, the subjset bei: g "Our Educational Progress." The second was a dissertation by Dudley Wi"> ster George, of Kentucky, on - The Study oi History.'' Prof. Gallandet announced that on account of the extreme illness of the father of Mr. George, the latter w as unable to he present, but, wishing to perform his part in the exercises, Prof. Fay read the dis sertation, and Prof. Gallaudet trauslatel it Into the sign language. Mr. William George Jones, of New York, delivered an oration, entitled ?'Pictures of Creation."' Mr. Amos Galusha Draper, B. A., of Wash ington, candidate for the degree of master of arts, delivered an oratlot on ' Tne Int1ii-?nce ol Mathematical studies on Personal Char acter." Brief addresses wre made by Prof. Henry, of the Smithsonian Institution, Prof. G l man, of the Johns Hopkins University, and Secretary Chandler. President Gallaudet conferred the degree of ma?ter of arts upon Mr. Amos Galusha Draper, B.A , or Washington, a graduate of the class of 1*72, and the degree of bachelor of arts upon George Moredock Teegard?n.of Iowa, and Wm. George Jones, of New York. Tne other candidate lor the degrees, Dudley Webster George, as has been before sta'ed, was not present. The addresses of the mutes were interpreted by the professors to the hearing patrons of the audleuce.aud the oral addresses to the deaf mutes in the sign lan guage. At the close of the exercises an informi' reception was held by the faculty and tue graduates, and a collation was spreal in the large dming-hall. The Washington Inehriate Asvt.r m. Messrs. W. W Corcoran, George H Plant, George W. Riggs, W. W. Moore. Samuel Norn ent. J. W. Thompson, Matthew G Emery, John T. Given. A. E Perry, John C. Harknets, Wm. Stlckney, J.C. McKelden, i Dr. Joseph Burrows, Win. J. Murtagh. Co- | lrmbus Alexander, Wm. R. Riley, l>. D. Cone. Thomas Berry. George W ?;lcnney, D. P. Hollo way, John W. Simrns, E. C. Car ] rir.gton, James ri. Stone, Dickinson Nayior i piiU Dr. Josepn T. Howard, the board of trustees of the Washington Inenriate Asv- i lum. have elected the following onicers ; W. i W. Cor oran. president; Messrs. J. C. HarK ners, D. P. Hollo way and Dr. Joseph T. Howard, vice presidents; W. W. M-iore, ! treasurer; D. D. Cone, secretary. Tneor;a>j ization will be completed at the next meet ing, of whicn due notice will be given. Tliis asylum is Intended to be a purely benevolent Institution, Congress merely granting It a charter, witbont any appropriation wnai ever. It is therefore to be supported by vol untary contributions, the officers serving, a*? a matter of course, without pay. Robberv ahu Incendiarism?About half past nine o'clock last night odlcer* Collins aL.d Benton, or the found pre cinct, discovered tire in dwelling No. 1741 N street nor hwest. The doors and windows of the bouse were fastened, and while Of ficer Collins hurried to the back part of the house to seek an emranco, his crnnpauloa ran to turn in an alarm from box34. Mr. Collins, upon kicking in the door, at once turned his attention to ext ingnishlng tne tire. Id the meantime the engines arrived, and it was not long before the flames were quenched. On investigation It was found that fire bad been ignited In the next floor above also, the Incendiary thus doubling his chances of doing his vile work, and that a trunk bad been broken open, and the room ransacked. At ibis time the owner of the home. Mrs. Susan Brown, arrived from cburch. and soon discovered ihat he iruuk had been lobbed of *105. The Revival Meetings?The Union tevlval meeting at the Congregational cburch, last evening, was well attended. Dr. Rankin was In charge of the meeting, and after the service of song and prayer Dr. Noble read for the Scripture lesson the 9Ui chapter of John. Messrs. Cheeks, Potneroy, and Wolfe made addresses from the platform, and during the praise meeting Capt. Newton made some Interesting remarks. The In quiry meeting was kept up to a late hour. The meetirg at Dr. Sunderland's church was well attended this morning. Mr. A. T. Stewart read the scripture lesion, Rev. W 8. Hammond the requests for prayer, and a very interesting praise and inquiry meeting followed. IOBT1-FO LB TH CONG H ESS. Tiirb'i>ay. April r. PKNATE-Tbt csilerle* were trovlcd some time bef*ire the opening of Uie <-e**ion, the ladies er.croarhtng \fry fHrHJfHhlyn:! the portion of Lhe gal.erles |MMlly reserved r?>? gentlemen. Mr Morrill of Maine, fr mi the Co nm.fee ?>: fou fere nee oa tbe ixtFic'iKKCV a? proi'riatio* r:i l. fuhmMled a report. whi.h wa? c? ?. irn i Mr. Morrlil explained that there w-re hi* olx srr.<nitrrerit* on which there wa?. a-i> dffltn i ? let ween the tw > H ? i| tiie*? the m<?t important were in r< feronce to t: >' mileage of Senators. an>1 the amendment o tt e ?*e striking out the clause re , Ihr nffiivn of t?rrttnrle? to he residents of sail territories. The Hou?e hat rxcedeiirrai its di-agrtement to these amendment*. ?ml the Senate bad receded irora lt^ amen 1 ment h| | r.'i tiatli g f.?r the stone t.ir the pi.bllc buildti gs hi farker?-burg. West Vir I gima. TH K CHAIR A**WrtCWC*n the firpnltttment of Mr Kd mauds as a diroo [ tor of the Columbia Institute for the leaf *r.il rininb; of Mr Sargent rm r .lir*H*t^r of tl-e Columbia Hospital for Wiinifnind lxing 1n asylum; of Me?*rs. Clayton and Randolph as vlsltr n> to West Point. Rtid of Mr. Patter son to fill the vacancy In lb* Committee on Revolutionary Clams ocaahxied by the withdrawal ni Mr. Morrlllof Vermont. Mr Houtwell, from the Commit tee on Civ il Service and lie trench nent, submitted t,ie correspondence with tbe various executive department*. UM on tbe table. Mr. IngRlls, from the < omiiilttoe on Peti tions, retorted adverv-ly on the bill to amend tbe law relating U> tbe payment of pensions to imbeciles and inebriates, and It was It definitely post|w>ned. Mr. Stttrman submitted a resolution di recting the fsecretary of War to transmit to the Senate a detailed statement of tbe cost of tbe signal service Rnd also with reg*r 1 to the exiidiency of transferring the signal service bureau to the Treasury department Adopted. TBI KKT.KHAI- IMt E OHVF.NT Oecerai Belknap and nts eounsel entered from one of the side doors at 12 so p tu , and t<w>k the veat* provided for them at their table. Tbe President pro tern, then declared all legislative business suspended, and that the Senate would now proceed to the considera tion of the articles of impeaebmeut against W. W. Belknap, late Secretary of War. The sergeant-at-Arm*. by direction of the Chair, then mede the usual proclamation. The Secretary was dire, ted to Inform the House that the Senate was ready to receive the managers ol Impeachment. Mr. Wadleigli >N. H.), was then swora to sit on the trial of the impeacUmenL The niRDRgers of impeachment were an nounced by the Sergeant-at arms and pro cee.hd to their seats. The minutes of the proceedings In im peachment on Wednesday, tbe 1 <Ui instant, were then read. Tiie Secretary then read 'he rejoinder sub mitted by W. W. Kelknap to tbe replication of tbe managers of . mpeachment, which has l>een heretofore puh'lshed. Tbe sur rejoinder of tbe House of llepre sectaWves, through the managers of im leRchmeut. was then read by the Secretary. H'..d the points of which have also been n ,b lisbed. The chair said th-? Senate sitting lu the trial is now ready to beer tbe parties. Mr. Manager Lord read a statement on be half of the manager*, that the respondent had Lot answeied the question at issue. He submitted an order on behalf of the mana gers that the e\ idet.ee bearing on the que* lion of jurisdiction be submitted beiore the aigi.mcut on Uie jurisdiction, and If Uiis plea Is overruled, ibeu that the arguments on the part of the respondent be submitted la two days, the arguments on the part <-r the managers In two days thereafter, aud ti.at the issue be theu joined between tbe parties. All tne issue* 01 law and fact relate to one fjuestiou, that of Jurisdiction. IiJ support of the m itioti citations were made from a nmatter of authorities. Mr Carpenter sa. 1 ?We may as well g>. to the core of the fact now. as they pr ?po??-. to do it at rome time. He then >uhiu.tted a memorandum to liia effect. He said he was g ad to And himself supported by tb?- honor able n:anagers in a position that the jur.v were the judges of bo'L the law and tb> tact" He had maintained this to be tbe true d^> trlne for many >ears, but be had not be< n able to find any one <0 agree with him Th< c<ici.-el for the res|tondeiit had, howev. r. an other motion to ^ubmlt; they had concluded to ask the Senate for au adjournment of tbe trial of this questiou to tbe first Moudav of Decemlter next. The couu.sel make this motion, tiecause they repaid It as a important one. and It objected toon the part of the managers, we ask an enlargement 01 time to submit arguments npon It. Tiie court may rely upon the counsel for the le-l fendant that they will not wantonly exha.isr the time. They asg for an extension of time >0 as to allow two hours' argument on ea< h side. Mr. Manager Lord said tiie managers ob* i?=ct to the postponemeut, aud they object t'J a:iy extension of the time aliowe<i lor argu ment, Mr. Thurman moved that tbeSenato retire for declaration. Not agreed to. On the request of the counsel for an ex:en elon of time to allow two hours' argument to a side on the motion to postpone to De cember next, the Senate, by a vole of fs to 13, decided to grant an extension. Mr. Manager Lord inquired whether the order asked for was to be supported by a Hi davit, or was it the mere ills' <U il of co in ?el? Mr. Blair said the counsel bad no am lavlt to submit, but they made their motion on considerations which they would make known. It was impossible for the counsel to do justice to the subject In the time which the Senate could grant us at this session You are met at the threshold by Jie grea^ constitutional question whether the Senate has the power to try a private cltl/.en on articles of impeachment. (Tne argument was In progress when our report closed HOUSE OF KEPRESF.N TAT1VES?Mrl Morrison (111 1, from tbe Ways and Mean Commit tee. report<*1 the bill to defi-ie th? tax on fermented or malt liquor with tu? recommendation that the Senate amend n.eLlb t>e adopted. The report was agreed to. Mr. Willis (N. Y (otfcred ? resn'ur i ?n a J ttiorlzlng the sub committee on NavmI Af fairs In Investigating the Brooklyn uavR >ard to sit in the cities of Brojkl^n and New York. Agreed to. Mr. Turney (Pa), from the Conference Committee on the bill to exclude tne state or Missouri from Uie operations of tin act ofl May Irt, lst2, to promote the miniug interes-. of tiie I nlted States, i-econinaending e<?ucafl rence m the Senate amendment, witn a>3 amendment providing that all la?ids in th> state shall be sul>,uct to sale as agricultural lai <ls. The repoit was adopted. Mr. Holmau (ind.^.from the Committee03 Appropriations, reported the Po?t Offlc appropriation bill, which was referred to ihe Committee of the Whole, and male the special order for Tuesday next, after the reading of the journal. Mr. House(Tenn-), from the Committee on Elections, submitted a report In tne con test ed election case of Spencer vs. Morey. of the 5th Louisiana district, declaring William B Spencer entitled to the seat. Mr. Wells i Miss.) made a minority report, declaring Frank Morey entitled to the seat. Tbe two reports wore orderel printed and laid over. Mr. Whltlhorne Ten 11) ottered a rasolu tlon authorizing the Naval Committee to have printed tbe testimony taken lu Its in vestigation so far and subsequent testimony as taken, such testimony to be submitted to the House during this session. Mr. Hale (Ma) gave notice that in the numerous Investigations the republican side, in giving assent to the printing of testimony, will insist upon the whole testimony being printed. They would not permit any committee to pick and cull testimony. Mr. Hoiman, In behalf of tbe democratic side, said there was no Intention on that side to garble testimony for partisan purposes. Mr. Harris (Mass.) sail much of ibe testi mony had been taken by sub-committees, and must be printed to enable tbe other members to come understand:ugly to their rinal report. Mr. Wilson (Iowai Insisted that the rep-?rt must be read before the Hou?e eouid order the printing. The objection was overruled and the printing ordered. Mr.Cox (N. Y.) offered a resolution calling on tbe Secretary of War to Inform tbe Hon?e of the preaent force of tiie United States en gineer corps; whether on the active or re tired list, where statioi ed. duty engaged in, wliether on public or private works, whether with or witboni. leave fiom the War depart ment, Ac. Adopted. Telegrf ins to The Star. STATE CONVENTIONS. CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS. ? - ? BLAINE DELEGATES ELECTED. NEW YOKK DEMOCRATS. r it i: i a ?/ if a v r f/<; /# r kELL\ v S. >1 0R RISSE V M.W YORK 111 K %n< (?OM lh* Ilcki U?*ly TIM* ? ll)r null lurrlwef t'TU'A. V- v M*?l SI. The OHivriiUrta n et at r ; r rAmmlttw mi <xxilMt < .1 e? ats subwt ?? ?? m r?*|*>rl with co tcla?IOnS if atM<)]r c t I 1 ir.|iim|ww?%ii*k?dan #l?wli ( u?ti ? '?ri of the committee ?wi >mct> ra?f it li 1 ??? it *a? sxr*?d to as far *? ihe Ititfrlm tic* were co-irr n?*t. T ? fjn-n on S ? ?? V'H k i"??? in fir.* of Uia Tammany del. >? ? on re?d. Tlirw rnena tiers of llir f<> i'U? on m?u I "relented a ml ? 'jr. port. JiKMttag fnom ihe Mi?i vrlt\ < ? inilon* In fav<?r o( the Tl<rniM y <1* aid rwnmrn*ii4lii( the ?.lop* n?< < ;?>* fnllnwlni rrMlaltn. h'rmtl!???. Tn ' the Coatesllug dcegstes from ili* ?.?''inblv di?trtcts tn ui* county .?? N>* .-rk brtdmltiM t ? seats in ttil? nmv?ri wl ih the ? ?me rig tits a? Um deiegatrs who* w t? they contest. Mini that eecb cla?s of . u*'1* '?* entitle! to <?oe delegate to the .-t mill c >nv enI ton (or lit* rt-fpernve t'c |icMt(M>l district* wllhiu t&ld county. iro ki.v. r *rw Turk. denied that a y ? ?crais la New York were kii>l out ???itl iiitinj tit the pmeeed Irgs n Tamn i \ *H- Tlie fart wa? Tarn marv hall ??- ? ???tlng!y anxious to have them to mm? .i Jd participate with ua, hut la it tbe wi-\ oget litem m hf having them come up !. i. every year m-lth a ??pt raf dfleiatlo V.d tie here recognized tn their conduct. ,? thoagbt It was not a? o the prmtart e,? r oik tn New York be waa free to confirm '.'i:t It waa lmpossit4e to Itold such election* ??? were equitable a ad rair. Me had 1.. rt? i. >i.. ail In bis power to met a fair result ;t ttie primary electious hui railed. He ln<>i ted that Tasimanj ball had done all In It# ,viwer to harra<Ni!st differ ences and brlt .? I'.a opponents into Itmur port. He dec tr.M ibeae men hal not onl] I disgraced thei .a \es. but bmuilit up. 'ii the pat > He maintained that Lbta convention enul- o nothing els* than a>lopt the report oi le committee. He did not want to do so? 'l.lng to give offence to at j member of tte^wrty. He wanted Uiem to come Into Tair;.?i*.iiy ball. ??.||J? MORRI?s|tr denied tliat T?.n,.nany Han wan lei tueae men to.loin It % year aco that orgMlra tion met and it:? >ed out atx axaemhiy d.a trlcl* becaut.. would not ?lo what tliey wanted them u io. The fact la that Tam many Hall I* '<.ntrolled by thla one Indi vidual. who n>_ aat taken hla soat If any one will not ?:< as he aaya be muat atand aaide. For in. ^^ll I cau't atand any auen dictation, not mii othcra with me He did not want toe tn thla convention nor (o to St !>oiila ii< v ;ia not flirhtine for that. He wat light t Or what waa fair betwueu man and ma ? io the regularity of the delegatlor.a #? tie would aay there waa fraud.on b< it; - .tea. ,fireat laughter and long contli t "v i I can ahow credoottala wblch wer- n ?l? out lu a brown aiooe dwellings. V?' , rucb the nlao?-a to elect delegate* to U *. cao\-entton* know." lie -ahl, ? credeT ( - were made out In private residence*, are I challenge oentradietlou.'* He denied tun tme waa audi an org*nire tiou an Tninj .? y Hall in New York. It wna a frau ho t deception?what they claimed to t> . Mudk an organization never witia anytiil' g I waa wltttout power or in fluence. It < i do i<othlne for the party. You may le' i ? 1ji e.r not. Let me tell yon it 3oua>'o|> i : tajorlty report yon Will see morede trn ?*. ?'i In New York than yoa have yet wen Mr Scba(< . ? New York,denounced the declarator ? ' t?r. e 1!y. U>at a |nat and fair nrimaryel< ^ .? nu t not be :ield tn Neir Vwk. lie !r Mi Kelly c'aim?l to have nominated ! . !of l.io U?l Judiciary tickets ever seen, ici'; t wot deteau*d. Tbat waa ao, but why was H waa because tbe people of New Yor? r .?? en naasM- a'id declared tl.at they wr r,l i. ?t accept a ticket nomi nated by Jul r ?-:lr. and -o will ttiey aay al\tMTa'and rvCi They wilt ucver lndorae hi6 dictation * v nisrr.Ai*rn that he di.t?V? Mhat wa* done iiy Tam many ha i. > >r ?aey had complained ot lining tsncel-'ut of Tammany hall. We have rule* wln'U -n>iat be adhered tn. Tbat gentleman ui.'?? a n.cetmg-a lattorera'meet lug? in Cuo|#f' tT it Ion, which <ienounee<t Tammany h . mi .1 it waa found neoeaaarr to expel her e n am. As to bla motives, he said be ha?i cf motive oonoernlug Tam - many ball ex--*ihit of ralalng bei up out of the mud a .< mire where abe bad been l ragged Id to it: U.e ;??(. Tlila waa his mo tive, snd tb- ivy motive which governed bira. He ba<i >e'O'ed years to this wlab and spent thoua of dollara in It. A motion was adopted *.>a ths contestants be ad mitted to t .*? p . vtlege of tbe floor. Tne autl-Tammao, d> :<gates here left tbe ball in a i?orty. T*.e ?nijority report was then adopted. Coi m ' ices on permanent organ ization, resc it '?> ? and delegates to St. Ijouis. were >n kjKXil, and the coavenllon took a reccs* til v<>ou. Tbe oonve tStjt- e?a?embled at l.anp. m.? ana TTfts ad?'res <</l cy Hon. Kranclg Keruan. THE ( AU i^HIU BEPTBLICA1 ? .* 9 \ EXTIOI. Blaine Resohnoaa rasa lid: tke Dele* gates l alaatrsfltsd 8a* I'raho , April V>?The republi can atate coc-* >tlon adopted a platform expressing eoiftteuoe in tbe republican party approve the prosecution and pan isbment of or.. *?.i dlatiooesty depreoaung Chinese imin t.s'l ?u. and favoring such a modification O Lbc Barllngame treaty as will eflectuai.' ,-rcvent a farther Influx oC Chinese; favor, jg a return to metallic cur rency and the ; ? -loraiiou of silver eoin to its coustltuttcr-V equality with gold as % legal tender. ir<- cftyment of tbe national dent in goki lemaing repudiation; de claring that r.i?t democracy ia not to b? minted with u (.< mtrol of affairs, as It pro po^e^ to pent c.i i on federate soldiers, pay the cotton i > is, and compensate ti>4 owner- of slsfs for losses sustalne?f by emancl|tt(v.int which would entail another war: jjat tbe republican party must not re > >.n tiie glorious record of the past, hut >i ? with other quest'o is, cbleC among which is r< form lu tbe civil service and the extlrp*' ?m of the spoila a . ate n. OC the eight dlst' ?t delegates to C.ncinn*tl0 seven are for ?; \ine and one for Rristow. The following . ?> .leiegatcs at large: A.O? Abeli. Charl?? kied. O. s. Kvana and. Wm. Pierce, f ; accredited as b>aine metg excepting Pic ?* w?io la for Brlstow flrat. and Blaine N- The convention adopter by a largf m . : 1y i"*olut1ons, that wbil? the republicat. .:sr:y oontains many men who by their r ?V red atdllty and devotioa Vt tbe prlncip ?. ,f the party, have proved themselves w ;h>y of public suppoH atnfc c?.i lence a . . '-ie .if filling liooorahiy the n:gheat of! >" i i t?ie gift of the people, t n? republican p . y or California especially recogiil7.es in <i . 'smes O. Blaine an emi nently able a> ? rye i exponent of the prtnci ? pies of the pa i j t< large experience In p?ib-? lie life, of pu.? e.id devoted character, an C possessing io a ? v.-keddegree those nereonat qualities wbict * >m Id do honor to the oll>e? President of Ciiltad Htkf Resolved^ that while thu ? >.t essing oar preferenoe foe Hon James ti. ? .a'oe. yet having oonfldeno? In the lntelllj o< *? of our delegates to tb? Nat .onal Con' < .itinr. we leave them unem? '?arrassed iiy l.itt ..r Lions and free to exsrs cise th?'lr own ?ai -erau- choice ia the rnh ventlon as the -rt ,? su> of the eountry mag In their judgm< <?etn Un*? * A I'ei rtaMe 1 Lokooc. A i n 27?A special Utaps.tcW from Berlin aa ?. ? ."onat De KotMkM^ov* ernor Oenera < i Poland, has lulaiwl his reaignatlon. be<?*.*e the government of Ras sia have refnsec mis <eqnsst for Um Appoint-* trent of one Po j i -peaking Judge In ererV governing towti ?' vtXfS"" ?,;drr r ; u I r n i mBB . Mi ?rl?a.< <JsMk Pr< TiMoti Sail V<J ImwVr, ifatimT"* V.nl rib s^ss. 11'.sll . r-: 1 - - ' ?boaldsrs. I'.siC , UsM Lard qntst u | ? w> lilast lu'tllK no M ? M ""I" ?. ,?7f UM < ban?sd. >fttilt|ri:Stst,l ? sw Ton. a ,-*i r gi iHm ?' Joil.amy laai <eM asd W n?st 4oii sb4 (*? 4 in* CVra^uati

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