Newspaper of Evening Star, May 19, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 19, 1876 Page 1
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V?. 47-N2. 7,222. WASHINGTON, D. C.. FRIDAY. MAY 19, 1876. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR PTBLISHEft DIILY, Sundays nteptH, AT TUB STAR BUILDINGS, rsBaayWaaU .l?eaae, csraey 11th street, IT TtaEtenizg Btar Newsptpwr Ooapany, 9. a. m.a uftmasx, Prts't. Ttx Emnra Rtab ta wrmf by enrrftn fo Wrfiu nT - i at Ten OnU per week, or Forty Jonr Cent# per month. at tfte counter, Two Onto each. By pottage prepaid? Sixty Cent* a month; one year, *?. Th* W i it kit St A*~yiU>iU/iedm Friday 99 a year, pottage prepaid. All $ntneripti<ms nwrjflNy toi tvfirmes. ?ty Rate* of atfcertistng fvmithert on npji/iraiton. B? SPECIAL NOTICES. THE OHIU Ktri BLKMS CAMPAIGN ? LIB will b^M thslr regoltr meetiE t TBiB , BVK91N<; ? o'clock, 9147 19,1-74, at GuAZaGA HALL. ?U F atr?et eo'thweet Au jeter?eltag meeting anticipated. Let there bs? a full Mii-Mitt* 1* AMERICA* LIME tf* STEAMSBITB fr.>m PB1HPELHBI 1, Pi . tj LlVBtt P0OL Mil erer* TBl'HSDAT. OnU line carrying ti>rir?n fl.s. Firat-Ctasa, I ntermed I ?t? V>d iccniia daticns uch;?p as by any other Br>t clasa IIo B P. COOK K, J ?., * CO , Bilker), *??!?, my 19 n 1499 F street. |V-^r? FtPlKAL. HlilLUtNU *s-ociatiom. Ad m J mrn?4 tr eeitug of the "Feleral" will be uel'i TB IS EVENING, W h irv t?nt. at Davie H? 1. Sd 6 1 ."> 7th atreat northwc t, at p no The c( atnittee oa Constitution will report. and bo~>ke ? e oytned f ?r ifl'iwriptlw ti s-"ca. S?er'y He ?hartxmiiibKtiM at the Br tm etlnr, ami large ?rc'??lor? have b*eo m? 1" linee. All p?rtoD ?re a-illilttd to attest! the mee'lu* to-nleht. Sh\>-e? limb JaME* ?R*SEH. Preeldet.1. FRAftK O MIT? OLBTON. I?<"cretaiy. JNO.A PhE&COTT. Trtrtnf r. lt_ T. M. 0. A . EES VICE or SONG H LINCOLN BALL BAB3ATB AFTEBSOON, MAY 91?T, 187?. The e<tj<iarced acnn?l m?eticir of this Associa tion wili ?e h.ll BaTlBDAI EVENING <?h laatsnt. at 1H ? Cock. m?>i7 ;r THE BUST. BILPCBIS'9 bODA WATBB. ? ATrSAL SPB1NG WATERS oa Draught. ICE-COLD TEA, COFFEE and CBOOOLAXB. 1449 famniLTiiu A***ui, api| tr near Wlllards. 9-"ja?E w whTtakek, ? , l^t (furra! Clnim ami ColltrUtm A*ent, No. Tt? 15*h street, new Treasury Dep?rt?eat. l?l?tr ct Ciaimj, Pension auvl Boonty Claim*, a fclalty. Mil - NEBVOCd EXHAlsriON -A Medical r B*s?t< ctmprisltig a ear ire of lectnrea delif a^u at Kahn'e Unaenm of Anatomy, New York oa the oanm and core of Prematura Decline, ahow ?? lcdiapnUtly bow k>rt health may be regained, aJrordiag a clear aynopela of the ;n^-<lin.ent? to warriac". aod the treausect of nerroBe and pbj'l Ml dahittty, being tea reach ofSDyaara'experience, nice. M east*. Addreea the anthor.Dr L.J. Kahn, rC ce and residence. 31 Bart 10th at., N Y. a pi ton ?M. D. COOKE, JB. A CO., BANKBBB, apil tr 1499 r atiea?. BTBATFOB1) ? ENUALL, 1^7 4fee Louisiana aTenne, ATTOHMEY AT IMW. LEWIS J0BN90H * CO., HANKERS, ?/WU Street a*d 4*??. _ GoTerament and District Seenrltie* Vorelga B*eh?nge apd Gold. aepU ly I^q^BAMCEL tt. YOUNG, HOTABY PCBL10, aattT ft OTiici->rt? Bniniwe. OPTICIAN.?ro :*? Public.?My newly lnvantad Bye glaae, which 1 saw mannfae-, tnre with eight worfemea, ?BpWg. any Eye-glate in the whole world. They can be regniatfd by two mall acrt-wa to exactly Ot tha Boae without any Mia or onpleatant feeling. They are Bade of Brazilian pebble and 'he newly discov ered Bnaaia rnby slaai. Per neatneaa and lightneaa tbey cannot be rarpaaaed. Maaaare taken and order BUed in nftoen minntea ISAAC ALB\ANDES, l-i'29 Penna av , a?a4-iat?.tr InTfr.tor. Patentee acd Mannfactnrer. FaA?i,iMo?rc ?a. 199T PMXMLVisu Armi. ?aainlne Brazilian Pebble Spectaclffa. d?c7 lyjatp 1011 ,MavbnueSIA 1011 C L O T MM i JV G . SPRING AND SUMMER. D1XM COATS E5D TESTS. Oriental Bilk PI d Wonted, $J9 Northaaptnn Bilk Bibbed Wonted ,919 Tlenca Diagonal Worsted, 916 50 Blackiagton Black and Gold Worsted, 9If Czbrldge Taney Bilk Worsted, 919 ?arracaasett Vaacy Bl k Worsted, 910 btaunts suits. I Ttae BIbornf Sprlrg Caaa Salt, 990 Pine Deiabarrt Plaid Cass. Salt. 918 Bdward Barris Batr-Iine Cass. Bait, 9 lb.40 The Versailles Checked Caas. Salt, 914 The Diagonal Bibbed Cass. Salt. 914 Gsa*a* Washington Mill Bine Flannel Salt, 913 ?orth Bocslc Block Caas. Bait, 919 Bercatee Sootcb Cass. Belt, 911 r ^glhli Strive and Plaid Caes. Suit, 91* Enicksrbockar Check Caas. 9olt,99 Baalabory Brockea Check Cass. Salt, 99 Caloa Oaas. Bolt. Frock aad Sack, 99 YOUTHS' SUITS. ?OXbarg Diagonal Worsted Bait, 919 Lippln Bilk Bibbed Cass Bolt, 913 il Balx line Cass. Bolt. 911 London Plaid Oass. Bolt, 99 York Sills Cass. Butt, 9* BOYS' suns. Fancy Worsted Bolt, 910 Camden Plata Caas. Salt, 99 flake Fancy Caaa Bolt, $7 Knickerbocker Check Caaa. Salt. 99 Caloa Ones Salt, 9* A. 8TRAU8, 1911 PBNNBYLYAS1A AIBIUB .1011 htr Btrvin IVth m Uth 9nnr. lUuFRiGERATOliS an WATER COOLERS. Large stock of good makes, at' low prices. t?KO WATTS fc CO., Botraa Fcam?hi*? Sroaa, l-ly 914 7tb street, alxive P<?nn srenae. S""T 60c >?c 30c. 60c. -?0c Fragrant. Sweet, and anperlor In every reaper to aty lea sold at thatjr?ce. V. WlfSBB, FttiA amort*iss. ?tM tr 191? Peppaylvani1* avei?ne. yilE I.HEAT ANODYNE AND NERVINE. BELT'S &TOMAC1I AND TONI'J BITTERS. It Is an onfailicf remedy I >r DYSPEPSIA and L1VBB COMPuAlMT and rverj species of DIUBSTION It is I hi only enre lot HICK HEAD ACHE It never fails to rwiieea ta MIABMATIO FBTEBB. FBVEB and AGUE. COLIO, Be. It la ? swift and Invariable care of the DBBIL1TT, DBPBBS^U^N, and BBADA'IBB which follow 1'NDCB BT1MCLATION. It overcomes imme diately all NEKVoU9HEI>9 acd retuoTea all traces ?f aaubt^ DISSIPATION. It does away with the we of OrlATEB and to thoaa addicted to the OP1CM HABIT: H Is a aleaaaat and p?rfcet ?nb ssttnte. rvrtag the bakd effscts of this drag aad de atroyiag allde^re for It. Ik ta k*4 at mil aa f (iwe>. S? I far IXLT-B BITT""' P ?OT. 13 Oaailt-n atreet, Ealtlmure. y.* M.TL TYLKB, Jr4 WHOLB9ALB AGENT. a)U Sa* -99 IBs street. Waahlatt<*a. I> ^;a>^ed goods. 9TABLEB5, *1SS!/)W? a-d ?UBIVBBS COBN. BTABLEBB PEA US. aad a large aeaort atsat sf CAX.VMD mi ITS ami VEGETABLES, whkh we aow oiler at greatly reduced prices to re t a*r?k. >BN 1a joaatitlee at %1.70 per dossa. M. B- BBTAS ? BRO , Bj |7 :b 009 Pennsylvania av Col Mf|>BS L1TTLS 810^ ABOUND TBE 0CB J. K%KIS filDBBY. DMA LEU JJf HUM FAMILY tiioCBHIKS. is. 9%iVmtiM&m BTshfc i w, ^Batiaas Peaaa aseat^mjdJ^A^ ^ ^ EVENING STAR Washington News and Gossip. Govfrnment Receipts Today.?Inter nal revenue, *373,381.0?; customs, $393 712 3T. All tut. mimbesh were preseat to-day at the Cabinet meeting. Ppsaker Kerb did not retorn to Wash ington to day. Tdf Honee Special Committee on Lou.si- I ana affairs will leave for Loalsiana on Sit urday. Mr. John G. Thompson, Sergeant-at arros of the House, who looked after Tour man's Interest at the recent Ohio democratic convention, returned to the city this morn ing. The Isdian appropriation bill, re ported yesterday, appropriates 93,905,771. It transfers the Indian barean from the Inte rior to the War department, and abolishes the office of Commissioner of Indian Affairs. DISTRICT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTED Nf&s. ?The District Commissioners in a co-,n municatlon sent to the Senate yester lay af trrsoon place the aggregate amount of the District greenback certificates of iniebted Lesa at gl,315,C&S.7q Mrs. Fassett's group of the Judges of the Supreme Court, which is attracting much attention at her studio 92-3 Pennsyl vania arenue, can be seen only to morrow as it goes to the Centennial the first part of next week. Thi indications are that the delegates to the Cincinnati convention to be elected by the Spencer wing of the republican party of Alabama, at Montgomery, on the 24th in stant, will be pledged for Morton, and that In case there is no hope of nis nomination they will cast their votes for Conkling. Thi mary Merritt Report?A sub committee of the House Committee on Ex penditures in the Treasury Department was appolntci this morning to draw up the re 1 >rtof the committee on the Mary Merritt ct??e. Mr. Bright (Tenn.) is one of the mem bers. The Presidency.? Friends ot Senator Morton tfclej,/aph from Nashville that 20 of thedelegates to the republican nominating convention are ravorable to him. Private dispatcher received here report that the New Jen ey delegates are all, without exception, for Mr. Blaine. It was stated a few days ago that a son of Attorney General Plerrepont graduated t ils year at the Columbia law school, New York. Judge Plerrepont has but one son, and he Is only sixteen years of age, prepar lr.g to enter Yale College. The young man reierred to Is a son of Mr. Henry Plerrepont, of Brooklyn, N. Y. The Journeymen bookbinders of Washington have sent a memorial to Con gress protesting against the recommenda tion of the Committee on Printing to reduce the wages of the employes or the Gotern meat printing office and bindery to the aver age price paid per week for the same work or piece work in the cities of Baltimore, Phila delphia, and New York. The Expurgated Record.?The House this morning refused to adopt a resolution ottered by Mr. Baker, of Indiana, directing the official reporters to transcribe their notes of the sharp debate on Wednesday last be tween Messrs. Singleton and Garfield, and print the same in the Rf cord, where It has not up to this time appeared. Toe wnole matter, after debate, was laid on the table. The Judge Wyli* Investigation? The special committee, of which Mr. War ren, of Massachusetts, is chairman, ap ?Dinted to investigate the charges against udge Andrew Wylle, of this District, pre ferred by Albert Grant, has hal a prelimi nary meeting, but will not enter actively upon the investigation until Wednesday of rext week. The Belknap impeachmint Discus sion The Senate went into secret eessioa at noon to-day on the Belknap impeach ment case, when Mr. Howe Degan an elabor ate argument against the jurisdiction of the Senate. It Is doubtful whether he will conclude his remarks to-day; at any rate there is no probability of a vote before to morrow, and possibly not then. Tb e Report on Gen. Schenck.?R9nre sentatative Hewitt, who was deputed to prepare the report on Gen. 8cheuck, has completed It, and will lay it before the Committee on Foreign Relations at Its next meeting. The report acquits Gen. Schenck of Intentional fraud, but censures him se verely for the utter Impropriety of his whole connection with the Emma mine and his en tire lack of perception of the proprieties of his office. The New Orleans custom House In. vestioation.?A witness named Ferguson, an employe of the New Orleans custom bouse, testified yesterday before the House Committee on Louisiana affairs that lm porters of cigars probably paid a duty of *20 a thousand on the cigars, and the money was divided among a ring of custom bouse em Sloyes. Witness mentioned the names of >illlngham. naval officer; Herewlg, deputy collector; C raw ford, entry clerk, and Thos. Ong, who jollected the money. Witness made no report of the fact, because he knew he woold loee his place by It. He is not aware of Casey belonging to the ring. He also testified as to other Irregularities at the custom bouse. The "Florida" Prize Case ?In the Su preme Court of the District to day in General Term the case of Commander Collins agt. the Florida was decide.!, the court dismiss ing 11 e libel- It will be remembered that dnrl.'g the lste "onpleasantness" the rebel ram Florida was captured In the harbor of Hahia, Brazil, and at the time the question was raised Uiat the act of Commander Col lin* was In violation of the law of nations, as Brazil was a neutral power, and the Florida was entitled to protection as long as she was In the waters or that country. Coa uderable correspondence was occasioned by this act, and it resulted in an apology being made by the government. Commander Col lins &orne months since filed a libel against the Florida as a prize of war, and the case was certified to the General Term, where the decision was made to-day as above stated, the chief justice remarking that the govern ment bad bad already enough trouble ou ac count of the affair, and the court had con cluded to let it rest. Tl>? CaMacl ???Use To Day. the lochias a question disposed of? earl DERBY'S NOTE. At the Cabinet session to-day the note of Earl Derby, mentioned in The Star of Wednesday last, was read and considered. The note reaffirms the British position on the questlou of the extradition or Wlnslow, and adduces additional argument, and quotes what is considered as misstate ment or precedent. In support thereof. It was the unanimous opinion of the Presi dent and Cabinet that Earl Derby'* note contained nothing to Justify this gjvern n-ent in altering In ihe least its posl I i on on the qaeatloi, as stated In Sj^ n-isry FUb's la*' :.<.?*?. already published. ? -rcretary Fifrh wd >rily reply to Earl i^iby's note, ar.d t ie position of ibis government. l't s will, u is believed, clone the ooirespoo>tn?..-?, ainl Wlnslow will tl en be released. After which, the President mill certify the fact* to the Senate and make ?Lch recommendation as the caee require*. Arter the disposal or this matter the recent not* were brought up in discussion, when iLe secretary of War read a telegram from Central Augur, stating that the disturb anrei> a ere et ded, and that they were mostly In Mlsaissippl, and not In Louisiana. . The aasorances of the Attorney General, < g,v#n to Go Tern or Kellogg, that the govern ment would render to the state officials ot , Lonisiana on the requisition of the Governor, ' >teh aid in case or riot and btooishad as is PiX)Tided ror in the Constitution, were con Meter td as covering this ease entirely. VlTawailaa Island commissioners are taking ;<*tUnony in behalf of the islanders who snfffcjed by the depredations of the Shen i andoata. ? . Tbe (blrnfo IvoMon OUiee Iavnti TESTIMONY Of C- 8- MARSHAL CAMPBELL. U. 8. Marshal Campbell, of Chicago, was examined today before the House Co mm 11 I tee on Civil Berviee Reform, in relatioo to ihe Sweet. Blafcely pension office ailalr. Mr Campbell testified tiiat after tbe great fire Biakely came to Mm to borrow ?5;000. Wit r.ess could not lend it to him. but endorsed Blakel>'s tote at the bank. The note came due three times and was renewe.1. Biakely vas unable to pay it until tbe third time it c*me due, when he paid the interest and about $1.C00 of the principal. He suggest*! to Biakely that he pay tbe note iu instal ments, which he consented to do. When Biakely resigned the pension agency at Cht cftgo ar.d sold oat his paper to go to Mlune F.va, Campbell went lohim ana asked taat his r ote be paid. Biakely said he could not rav it then, but would make arrangements t> do so before he left. Biakely arier wards ?aid that a party had consented to assume tbe debt; that Miss Sweet, who was to be appointed pension agent, would assume It. Mlbs Sweet calkd upon him and askci if he (Campbell) wanted her written obligation Campbell said her word was enough. She bad then bten appointed pension agent. Mr. Campbell said, further, that he was entirely ignorant of the bargain. She paid tbe money promptly in instalments uutll she bad paid ?2,100. She refused to pay more, sayli.g she had filled her obligation. He did not understand It so, and upon writing to Biftkely received a letter saying Miss Sweet's understanding was correct. Mr. Campbell said he bad nothing whatever to do with securing Miss Sweet's removal, aud was consulted by her when he understood that Gereral Logan had asked for her ra raoval. Tbe papers bad done him a great In justice in saying that he had assisted In her lemoval. If he had been aware of the bar gain between Miss Sweet and Biakely he would r.ot have become a party to it. Biakely bad never told him about the trans action. The first thing that he knew about the matter was up>n receiving a letter from this committee, stating that such charges bad been made ega'ust him. The witness leaves for Chicago this even itig. FORTY-FOURTil CONGRESS. Friday, May 10. SENATE ?Immediately after the reading of the journal the Senate close! Its doors and proceeded to consider the articles of im peachment asninst W. W. Bjlkaap, late Secretary of War. HOU8E OF REPRESENTATIVES.?Mr. Morrison (111.) offered a concurrent resolu tion for the adjournment of Congress on June 12; which was referred to the Ways and Means Committee. Mr. Douglass, (Va..) from Committee on Investigation of tbe Fre9dmeu's Bank, sub mitted a .eport; which was ordered to be pi in ted and recommitted. (The report Is printed in full elsewhere ] Mr. Ganse, (Ark.,) from Committee on Public Lands, reported a bill granting to the state of Missouri all swamp and overtlowed lands in said state. Passed. Mr. Southard, (Ohio,) from Committee on Teiritories, submitted the reports In relation to ihe organization of New Mexico as a Bta'e. Ordered printed and recommitted, THK IMl'F.KKEtT RECORD AGAIN. Mr. Baker (Iud ) rose to a question of priv ilege, and called attention of the House to tbe fact that on Wednesday, pending the consideration of the report in relation to the Government Printer, there was a personal debate of a bitur character between two members. Messrs. Garfield and SiDgieton, and that Alessrs. Ballon and Kames also in terrupted Mr Singleton. Tbe speech of Mr. Singleton is printed in the Recortl, but the remarks of Messrs. Garfield, Kames, and Ballou are entirely omitted. He would not have called attention to the matter were it not for the fact that the RecordI should, In I fact, be a record 01 all that is said and do ie ] upon the fioor of the House. He offered a resolution directing the official reporters to transcribe In full tbe remarks on tbatoc a- I slon and have them printed In the Record, to- I gether with the ruling of the Speaker on the I occasion, and that tbe Committee on Ruk-s I be directed to Inquire what amendment to I tbe rules is necessary to require the debates I to be published as delivered. Mr. Singleton (Mats ) said that he had no I disposition to leave ontof the Record any- I thing that he bad said on the occasion re- I ferred to. He was informed, however, that I Ihe other gentlemen were willing to have I the remarks omitted, and he could no-then I object. Jfr. Garfield (Ohio) said that after the de- I bate reiermi to, Mr. Lamar came to him as I he (GarSeld) understood from Mr. Single- { ton, and said that Snglleton desired to have I his speech published without the lnterrup- I tions. Mr. Garfield suggested that that I could be done, and the injected remarks I could be published at the end of the speech. I He stated, however, that be had no personal I objection to having bis remarks left oat. Messrs. Ballou and Eames also said that I they supposed it was tbe wish of all con. I cerned that the remarks should be omitted. I Mr. Randall (Pa ) said that two questions ] were involved In this matter. The first was I whether a member should revise a speech, I and so far as be knew that right had never | been denied. The second point was as to I personal matters occurring on the floor of I the House, and be did not think the public I bad much to do with these personal matters and cared much about them. It hal alwaj s been the practice that with the concurrence of all concerned personal matters could be left out. and that, In this case, the gentle men bad not acted differently from tho e who had preceded them. I Mr. Lamar (Miss.) said that Mr. Garfield misunderstood him if his language conveyed the idea that be spoke to him at the request of Mr. Singleton. Alter some further discussion the resolu tions were laid on tbe table. The House then went into Committee of | the Whole on the Naval Appropriation bill, Mr. Clymer in the chair. Th* Weekly Star, now ready, contains Centennial Notes; all tbe Investigations of the week, the Proceedings of Congress; tbe Belfenap Jmjvachmeiit trial; tbejMethor ist Ger*>rRl Conference; the Revival Meetings in Wash'ngtou; Social and Personal Gos slo: Political N"tes; Court Proceedings; Choice Stories; all the News of the Week, general aud local: Poc-ms and Bketcbes; Agri cultural and Hoc sell old Matters, etc., etc. Tertm: S2 per aunum, in advance; postage prepaid; single copies five cents. In wrappers. The Turkish Question Getting Se rious? Alarn) of the Christians in Otnstrtntino pl< Tbe resolution* adopted at t'.ie Vienna conference provide for an eight weeks' armis tice between tbe Turks and th9 insurgents, and for tbe supervision of tin execution of tbe compact by the foreign consuls in Tur key. The excitement in and around Con stantinople has not subsided, and there are still fears of a rupture between the Moslems and tbe Cbrlst'ans, the attaches of the mosques being particularly turbulent. They appear to be the real masters of tbe aitua tlon, having already compelled the Bultaa to dismiss his Grand Vizier and appoint a man of their choice In bis place. The Chrla tlan colonies along the Bospboroa feel them selves to be In tbe greatest danger la case the Impending conflict should occur. Addi tional men of-war are arriving In the Bos phorus, which tends to somewhat allay the fears or tbe Christiana, to whom the British Ambassador has guaranteed ail the protec tion in bla power. Lord Derby announced In Parliament last night that the British squadrors bad been ordered Into Turkish waters, but sxpressed a hope that no Inter ference would be necenary. Hailpoad Directors chobrm.-AI the sLcual meeting of the stockholders of the M ifsouri, Kansas and Texas railroad in Par tons, Kan., May 16. the following directors were elected: E. Rlggs, N. L. McCready, Francis Sklddy, J. L. Agnew, H. A.Johnson, John Elmore, Sbepard Candy and Hender son Moore, all of New York; Erastns Corning, of Albany, N Y.; W. M, Gentry, of Hedalia, Mo.; B P McDonald, Fort 8oott, Kan-; C. H Pratt. Hum bolt. Kan.; H. C. Crow, BM P' ris, Kan. Ihe directors will meet In New Y< rk city at an early day to elect officers. It l? understood that Ellaha Rlgga, of New Yoi k. la to be elected president. Railroad f ares to the Centennt ii,. At a conference of general pssaspger agents in Philadelphia yesterday, on centennial passenger rates, it appeared to be the general opinion that no farther redaction than that agreed to at Louisville oould be made. The Pennsylvania agent suggested alow trains at a low rate from principal cities In the west to aceommodate the poorer classee. Another meeting next week will probably settle the question. Telegrams to The Star. PERILS OF THE BLACK HILLS. A Fight with the Sioux. WELCOME TO WALES. A Festive Day in London. METHODIST GENERAL CONFERENCE. THE METHODIST UESCR1L (OV FEREXCE. The Proceed! ues To.rt?y. Pai.timokk. May i:?.? Bishop F^wter pre sided to-day In tbe General Conference. J. W. Adams, of New Hampshire, presented a resolution to amend tbe discipline so as to provide for the expulsion of members of the M. E. church who rent buildings for the <*le of intoxicating drinks. Laid over until to morrow. General Flsk, from tbe committee to which was referred tbe communication from the M. E. Church South, presented a resolution tbat In order to remove all obsta cles to formal fraternity between the two churches the board of bishops be directed to appoint a committee of three ministers and two laymen, to meet a similar commission autboilsed by tbe M. E. Church Sauth, and adjust all difficulties. The resolution was adopted. The conference then proceeded to elect a corresponding missionary secre tary. The tellers reported 309 ballots cast, of which J. M. Held, of Michigan, received 23S, and he was dt clared elected-Dr. R L. Da Fblel.of Newark, having been elected yes terday, tbe election of Rev. Mr. Raid com pletes the list of corresponding missionary secretaries, this conference having fixed the number at two. A motion to reconsider tbe action of the conference, transferring the publication and control of the Pittsburg Christian Advocate to the book concern at New York, led to prolonged discussion, and was laid over to receive Bishop Cum mins, of the Reformed Episcop-il church. Bishop Cummins was introduced by Dr. Lowery, and on coming forward on the plat form was warmly greeted?the conference rising. He proceeded to deliver an eloquent addrees, saying tbat all he was he o#ed to Methodism. Dr. Cummins then gave suc cinctly tbe reason which led to tbe organiza tion of tbe Reformed Episcopal Church. At the conclusion of his address there was pro lorged applause and a resolution of thanks, that fraternal messengers should be sent to tbls?hurcli, was adopted. e THE PRIM E OF WALES' RETURN. Loyal London Prepares ? Warm Wel come. London, May 19.?To-day having been fixed upon by the Prince of Wales for his visit to tbe city of London alter bis return from India, tbe most elaborate preparations have been made for his entertainment. The Htock Exchange Is closed. The weather Is fair. A banquet and ball will take place this evening. There will be 500 guests at the banquet and 6,000 at tbe ball. The Guild, hall, which is to be the scene OF TBI FESTIVITIES, has been magnificently decorated. Nearly all the princes and prince ses of the royal family, Mr. Disraeli and the other ministers of the government, and all tbfe great officers of state, will be present. The streets adja cent to the Guildhall will be cleared at four o'clock in the afternoon and closed to all vehicles except the carriages of the guests. The members of the royal family are to ar rive last, and will come by way of the Vic toria embarkment, Queen victoria a?d Green streets, reaching the Guildhall at 7 o'clock. THE ADDRT.RS OP TIIB CORPORATION of London will be prceeuted to the Prince iu a magnificent gold casket, after whlci will follow tbe baitquet. The toasts to be offered are few, and the speeches will be brief. Tbe ball is announced to commeuce at 9 o'clock. The yard of ti:e Guild Hall has been entirety covered over with a temporary structure to be used as the ball room. The Lord Mayor has requested tbat there be no illuminatlou of the nouses or streets, because thealdl tioral crowds thus attracted would rcuder the passage of vehicles Impossible. MR DISRAELI is srfTering from a severe cold, and cannot attend either the banquet at the Guild Hail or tbe setslon of the House of Commons to cight. # THE SIOVX WAR ON THE BLACK UILIA A Party of Forty Men Driven Back. New Yohk, May 19?A Cheyeunedispatch of May 18 says a party of forty men at tempted to reach the Black Hills, led by Billy Patterson, a well known and intrepid Elainsman, and the best armed of auy who ave entered the Indian country. They were forced to return, and arrived here to-day. Their march both ways was a series of fights. They were first attacked on the 7 th on Hat creek. On the same day they were surprised at Indian creek, 71 miles south of Austin City, and fought for foar hours with the Sioux, under a chief mounted on a gray borse, and therefore supposed to be Little Bigman. He and another savage were killed, and also several horses. Henry Lenz, a I>ane,wa8 scalped and buried by the aav ages, rearfully mutilated, the sinews torn out of the nose and the ears cut off. Capt. Eagan, after returning toward Fort Laramie, lu obedience to orders has again moved for ward in search of prowling bauds. THE TURKISH TROUBLE. England Won't Join tbe (ireat Pom London, May 19.?A dispatch to tbe Reu ter Telegram company from Berlin says: ? "It is believed here that England has re iused or will refuse to adhere to the memo randum of the three powers?Russia, Ger many and Austria. It is understood that five powers will address a note to Turkey in regard to tbe settling of its afi'alrs. A Nensatlonal Report Hot Continue*! Tbe Ojticial Gazette of yesterday says that nothing is kcown in official quarters of the rumored further assassination of Germans in Turkey. Moreover, direct telegrams from Herr Glliet, German consul at Pera, dated Salonlca, May 16tb, and the latest telegrams from the German embassy at Constantinople do not mention tbe alleged assassinations either of Kuhlmann, the director of the Rou mellan railway, which was reported, or of other German railway officials, or other German cftlzens living In Turkey. # Bounced Bowon still Mysterious. New Yohk, May 19 After Mr. Henry C. Bowen's expulsion from Plymouth church laat night a company of reporters called upon him. to whom he exprewed the opinion that the la* t of the scandal had not yet been heard, but refused to say if be himself in. tended to prosecute the matter further. TIM Tost Murder Trial. PorrsviLLZt Pa., May 19?Upon the as. sembllcg of tbe court this morning the phy sician in attendance on the sick Juror testi fied tbat that gentleman was not in a proper state of health to be present at the trial, whereupon the court adjourned until Mon day morning. CHICAGO'S Two Mayor's.?Mr. Hoyne, on Wednesday, made a formal demand on Mayor Colr<n for tbe official documents aad other papers pertaining to the mayor's office, and reciting that Hoyne is, and Colvin is not, legally electc d to be mayor of Chicago. On!vln has as yet made no answer to the note, and, it is stated, will Immediately com mence quo warranto proceedings against Hoyne apd teat the case. Ex-Gov. Bullock, who was brought back to Atlanta, Ga., yesterday, on a requisition fioni tbe governor, after an absence of five j ears, (as stated in yesterday's Stab.) was ai rested nnder old indictments that wsre made soon after his flight. His ball was fixed at S13,0(0, which he gave, several wealthy cit liens of both parties going on his bond. Not Much or a Wax in Louisiana.? Laten* accounts from Louisiana say that tbe trouble in Feliciana parish was overmuch exaggerated. Ths bloodshed Is said to com. prise one whits man and two negroes killed and several negroes wounded. Quiet has been restored without the interference of the troops. _________________ Tin Centennial Commission?At the meeting of the United States Centennial Commission yesterday afternoon, la Phlla delphia, General Hawley was re elected president of the Centennial Commission by acclamation. 1HE FBIEDMEirs KATW6S BM14. Report of the Select ?\?mmittet. In the House of Representatives to-day, Hon. B. B. Douglats, ctairinan of the select committee to Investigate the cause? which led to the failure of the Freedmen's Savings acd Trust company. submitted the follow ing report from the majority of said com* n t't- ?: Your committee have fca l under consider ation the matters referred to it by the pre amble and resolutions prefixed hereto, and have tafcen a Urge amount of evidence, w hicb, toco'her with this report, is respect fully submitted to the House or Represeuta tiv? a. As a befittlrg Introduction to their report, your committee offer the following brief ac count of the origin, structure and early his tory of the iiiStitution commonly known aa the" Freedmen's Bank, from which it is be lieved that, if cot originally conceived in frRud. It will be easy to discover how natu rally it degenerated into a monstrous swin dle. and justifies a suspicion that It was. almost from the start, merely a scheme of selfishness under the guise of philanthropy, and, to Its confiding victims, an Incorporate body of false pretences. Wnlist the civil war was still In progress It had occurred to some of the generals In the federal armies that depositories for receiving and keeping the pay and bounties ol the colored Vnlou soldiers wcnld be a convenient and nec<* sary provision for their benefit, and accord ingly military savings backs were estab lished at Norfolk, Virginia, and Beaufort. South Carolina. They aeem to nave beeu well timed acd sultibu to the object in view, as the colored so'diers eager ly availed themselves for deposltlug therein snch portions of their pay and boun ties as they did cot need for their own im mediate use, and large sums were found to have accumulated in tnem when active hos tilities ceased. From some cause or other, but doubtless by the death of many, the dis persion of the survivors, and the prevailing Ignorance of the class of depositors, this money remained uncalled for, acd (allowing for tome peculation) for the most part a prof itless Incumbrance to the stockholders. To utilize this fucd, and to eollect and turn to profit the large sums still due and to be paid by the government, Beem to have led to tne conception of the Idea of a Freedmen's Sav ings and Trust company, ostensibly for the benefit of "persons lately hell in slavery," hut as the sequel proves, for their spoliation acd robbery. Tne Freedmen's bureau, so redolent of evil under specious guise, and an adept in the ways and means of squandering public moneys, readily supplied the personal agencies requisite for the undertaking. Ot these the chief, acd the real founder of the so-called Freedmen's bank, was one John W. Alvord, an attache of the bureau and superintendent of Its educational depart ment. This man, who had been anything but a success, aboundiug In pious plati tudes about the good of mankind In general, but with a keen eye to the main chance at the same time, having proved a failure in both lay aod clerical pur suits In other sectlocB, now turned his be nevolent regards to the confiding and igno rant black element of the south. He got up the charter for the bank, a charter so singu lar In its array of high and eminent names for corporators, for its business organization whereby nine out of fifty trustees consti tuted a quorum, and so utterly aud entirely without safeguards or protection for those who were to become it* patrons and deposi tors, that it is hard to believe that its au thor, whatever might have been his other deficiencies did not thoroughly understand cow to organixe cunning against simplicity ami make It pay for the pleasure of being cheated. As no intentional Injustice is de signed by your committee in their search for and exposure of the men who are responsible for the outrages perpetrated upon the colored people by the bank we desire to say right here that many of the distinguished and eminent ly worthy gentlemen who figure in the char ter cever gave the use of their names and never accepted or undertook to execute, the trust it created. They were thrust in for ap pearance sake, and to make the delusion at tractive acd complete. Some, who really believed in the good professions of the pro jectors of tne scheme aud its adaptability to promote the welfare of those for whose benefit it was apparently intended, and who at first took seau at the Board of trustees, quickly vacated them in dis gust, acd the whole management soon de volved, as was manifestly the Intention that it should do/iipon a cabal in Washington constituting a small minority of the acting trustees. Still rurther to protect the inno cent from reproach for even an apparent con nection with the institution, we shall as we proceed point out those who really deserve reprobation and punishment for the shame ful mismagement of lis affairs. If not a pleasant task, it Is one called for by the or der of the House, and demanded by Justice to that class of citizens who have been so grossly betrayed and fleeced by this new confldencej/ame called "The Freedmen's Sav lnas and Trust Company." The charter of the company was obtained from Congress by an act approved the 3d day of March, 18C5. The objects of the cor poration, as set forth in the jth section, were to receive on deposit, tor safekeeping and in vestment for their benefit, all sums that mifcht be offered by "persons lately held in slavery," from one dollar up. The money so received was to be invested or loaned upon United States government bonds and stocks alone, except that a sum "not exceeding one third of all deposits," was to be kept aa "an available fund, at interest or otherwise, to meet current payments." The idea of a general banking con cern, with affiliated branches extending to all parts of the country is nowhere Im pressed upon the charter, and If it had been, would have exposed It to grave constitu tional objections. Nevertheless, the com pany speedily organized, with Its principal office at first in New York, where at least jome regard waa paid to the requirements and to the limitationa of the charter, and where it would have been well for the depos itors If It had remained. It was not until Alvord became president and the bank in fact brought to Washington, where it was subjected to all manner or malign iu fluencae?political and speculative?sole aod corporate, that the "irregularities" ot which the management was guilty, became so fre quent and portentlousas to attract attention and call forth the animadversions of such newspapers as were not subsidized to con ceal or palliate the abuses. But located here, with no bars to its vaults which thieves might not break through and steal, and no penalties for embezzlement or misuse of its fuuds which, substituting fear for integrity where lacking, might have afforded some security, the deposits were squandered aod wasted without regard to the sacred natare of the trust on which they were held and in cruel mockery of tbehopeefand expectations of the deluded freedmen. Theoretically, the design and the atrueture or tne bank were admirable. The pecuniary benefit of the freedmen and the moral and social ad vantages which attend upon material prosperity were the avowed ohjecta. The various dutiea of this beneficent scheme were so divided and ailoted ont to boards acd committees as seemingly to en sure efficiency acd fidelity in the officers and agents, and proper guarantees to depoal ? tors. But the human Instrumentalities on which the system depended for its successful operations were lamentably defective. Aa before said, the law bad no efficacy to the moral obligations assumed by the trustees, officers and agenta, and the whole concern inevitably became aa a "w hi ted sepulchre, fair on the oattide, bot within, fall of dead men's bones" rottenness and corruptloa. Tne inspections provided by tfce by-laws were of little or no valne either through the connivance and ignorance of the inspectors or the Indifference of the trustees to their reports, the latter clearly appearing rrxn thetestlmony of A. M. 8 perry, the principal Inspector, who says he labored long and in vain to bring about a correction of abases? cever succeeding entirely in doing so?and bad sought for two years to have s such an investigation as your oommittee were ordered by this Congress to make of the offioers of the institution. The committee of examina tion composed of Gen. Q. W. Balioeb, W. 8. Huntington, and John R. El van* wen still more careless and Inefficient, whilst the bfMitl of trustees as a supervisory and ad n inlstratlve body intrusted with tae fullest power of general control over the manage ment proved utterly faithless to the trust reposed in them. Everything waa left to the actuary and the finance oommittee. Saeh was the practical working of the machine. Still amid much irregularity, as evldeooed by the books, so long as the loans and In vestments were bessd ce gevwumcat eseerl* ties aod the available mod kept la a really available Harm there were no heavy losses to depositors aad no positive proof or and collusive misapplication at Had tbe^ollcy^flrst"inaugurated be no room todouot mat losses would have bra chiefly such as were inevitable from tbe tmI number and the dltperalcn of the depositors and tM very small inmi deposited by many, and even tilts whilst enUiling some lo?s upon individ uals would have been a practical strength ening of the bank as a financial Institution and safe depository of the money entru*tct to It. The time came, however, when there was fatal departure from this policy, and the rnln which followed is in no small <lsgne directly fmrutableto the act of Congress, approved May 6th, 1#70, whereby the charter was so amended as to allow one half of the df|?sits. not held as an available fund, to he invested in loan* secured on real estate. The law in question provided, it is tru?, tf at the security taken should be in double the value of the loan granted; but. as to th* critical charter, no means were proscribe I for compelling Its observance or punishing Its violation. This act, It Is shown. w.*s oh tamed through the active agency of Wm 8. Huntington, then cashier of H. D. Cooke's bar k, member of tne finance committee of the Freedmen's Bank, mixed up with all kiLds of jobbery and bound by business ties or ck?e personal Intimacies with all or nearly all of the wild and questionable spec ulating rings of the D'strlct or Columbia. It is evident, however, that he did not act In the matter npcn his own responsibility or (inadvisedly, and it is proved that the amendment was the work of managers of tbe hank, without the knowledge or assent of the depositors. Bat they (tM depositors) were of small account now compare! with the personal Interests of the political Job bers, real estate pools and fancy stock sp; c n la tors who were organizing a raid upon the fretdmen's money and resorted to this amendment of the charter to facilitate their operations. The District government, too, came to haaten, and to profit by. the work of spoliation thus inaugurated. Its treasury was wholly unequal to the task of sustain ing the magnificent expenditures of toe Board of Public Works, presided over by H D. Cooke and controlled by Mr. A. K. 8hep herd. Home exchequer must be found to advarce upon the depreciated bonds and worthless auditor'! certificates of the District or the contracts must fall, and tbe speculations of the pool and of Shepherd and Lis friends in out-of-the-way and unim proved town lota, come to grief. This mass of putridity, the District government, now abhorred of all men and abandoned and repudiated even by the political authors of its being, was represented in the bank bv no lesa than five of lis high officers, viz: H 1?. Cooke. Geo. W. Ballocb, W. 8. Huutingtou, D. L. Eaton and Z. B. Richards, all of wnoin were in oue way or other concerned In specu lations more or less dependent for a success ful issue on sustaining the contractors under the boani of public works and a free use of tfce funds of tbe Kreedmen's Bank. They were high In favor, too. with the dominant influences In Congress, as the legislation they asked, oi sanctioned and obtained, fully de monstrates. Thus It was that, without con sulting the wishes or regarding the Interests of those most concerned-the depositors?the vaults of the bank were literally thrown rpen to unscrupulous greed and rapacity. The toilsome savings of the poor negro**, hoarded and laid by for a rainy day, througu tbe carelessness and dishonest connivance of their self-constituted guardians, melted away?vanished into thin air in tbe form of millions of so-called assets, on which, by no possible contingency, can fifty cents in tbe dollar be ever realized to the unfortunate victims of heartless duplicity and misplaced confidence. The wolves literally became the pastors of the llock, and without compuuc t on or remorae devoured the younglings committed to their care. In the fore^oiug narrative your committee have necessarily, though somewhat incldeutly, touched upou and pointed out the prime, but remote and Indirect cause of tbe failure or the Freed men's Bank?which was the utter and com plete omission to provide In the law of its organization any safeguards for the protec tion of the depositors, who were encouraged and Invited to trust their millions to its keeping. In no age and under no dispeusa tion. political orotberwise, has It beeu found mat a corporation '?without a bxly to b* kicked or a soul to be damned," could be safely trusted with tbe ultimate coatrol or other people s property or money. Tne um?, with very rare exceptions, holds good as to individuals. In any such case the law which falls to provide adequate guarantees of hon esty and fair dealing, and punishment for gross negligenoe and breach of trust in the use and employment of trust funds and property, Is itself the temptation to evil doing, and Justly exposed to tb9 severest reprobation. That the law. original aud amendatory, under which the Preedmea's Savings and Trust company was organised and started apon its career, was fauil / se lective in the essential points Indicated is too apparent upon its face to admit ot cavil or dispute. The second cause of ths failure, namely, gross negligence and faithlessness of trustees,officers and agents, was the legitimate offspring or the first. On this point your committee cannot rurnish better illustration or proor than is afforded in the subjoined extract from the testimony of Mr. A. M. 8perry. He says: "Had there been scrupulous conformity to law in every particular, and carefulness in selecting in vestments, such as men fuliy oouscions of the sacred nature of their trusts ought to have exercised, I do not think that the bank would have failed, lor the reason that its franchises were most valuable." Aud fur ther on, in allusion to what he styles parti ? san attacks on the bank, the same witness says: "Had the bank been as Immaculate as It ougbt to have been, and had suffered these same attacks, it would have resisted them without loss. I could have gone to our de positors and simply said: Toese things are not so; and I would have been believed." By Mr. Riddle?But you oould not say that.' Answer?"No, sir; I had to make so much of a clean breast of it that I spoiled all that I said. I have been waiting two years. Mr. Chairman, to say this. lean prove to you that for two years I have b-aen working to get a Congressional Investigation." 8ucu is tbe evidence of a man who has beeu closely con tec ted with the Institution from its earliest active existence. It waves no room to doubt the entire truthfulness of the char<e of InfidelHy to trust, negligence and care lefscefs, (and hints atrougly at dishonesty,) of the men who had the control and mauage. l entof tbe affairs or the bank and that its downfall was due to tbe:r delinquency. As corroborative of 8perry, wbose testinioay howeveris not contradicted, your commit tee call attention to the books of thebauk. Their condition indicates a settled purpose, running through a series ot yoars, to rnuidle and confuse accounts so as to maif* t.ie u unintelligible. Bat whether througu design or not such ie the result U nothing more than an occasional mistake or slight lrregu luflty occurred it might be set dowa per haps to the inexperience of tbe bookkeepers or the want of clerical roroe to write up the books properly, Wlthont Imputing very great barm to any cne. But Ills far otherwise. Tbe books are mutilated and deraoed?leaves cut out In some places and firmly pasted to gether In others?without proper Indexes to guide and direct the searcher lu their hidden mysteries?abounding In fa.se entries and false balances, and altogether exhibiting a labyrinth of winding and never-ending per plexity and contradictions that defy the scrutiny ot the sharpest experts. (8ee re port of Dyer and Waiklns, experts employ ed by your committee.) Tt.at such things could have occurred and be?o permitted to continue year after year witlxmt a purpose Inconsistent with tbe idea of official integ rity, fidelity to trust or oorrect buslnes prac tices is Incredible. Charity herself averts her race in sorrow and refuse* to cover such evldenoea of iniquity with her mantle. But we need not dwell upon the tangled web spread under the books of the ooaoeru as evidence, suggestive, thonghjpsrbaps not conclusive, of Improper conduct aa the part of the offioers and agents of the Freed men's Bank. Tbe aetual proof, abundant and in disputable, la at hand and readily to be found In the printed, testimony accompanying this report. Tbe Washington cabal, before men tlooed, and oooslsting of the president of wKaton, the actuary, H. D. Cooke, chairman et finanoe committee, Huntington, henchman or Cooks and of the same committer; Ow O. Howard, honorary trnstes (an oAosr and position unknown to the charter); Clephana, of the finance com mittee, and a few more, enough to constitute a quorum, (9), and a majority of that t5) bald high carnival over the frsedman's bard earned and sweat stained savings, which In an evil hour they had been c-tjoledlnto trust ing them with for safe keeping and profitable to vestment. It is in proof that the law requiring loans aiKt^ Investments to as naade ezrlo latedT The? provision ot the amended charter, allowing the acceptance of real estate eeoarlttss "la double the amount" obtained ncaa the bank was a aaers detaden and a cheat. It opened the tfo?r to the lanesscrsble rascalities which Quickly followed Its adoption, by which the freedmsn ware swindled out of their money orlMNM?l? strargers. whilst Ing hypocrites wbo had decoi vel d? r ipMtom pcoftitloM of Nfkr I fcr race, and wt?o ban antnoMedi;, directly or Indirectly shared la tbe plsoser. go i a whipped of Justice. Hard It bod It p?ofl. and M?ii approved. before lb# offi* of the bank wm MaH?4 by Nat Mat* UNb Mi broker*, eager to serve ihetr eiMnti by get tin* tbs tar(?ot accommodation npoo IbO vt rv smallest possible security baling " wBblanct of mobmlt; with law. Ktl i or r * Latta. tb? UtulMt of tbe real estate were ibfrt.and ww# aplua. y ^pota I linn lor tbe book, wkmb; tbe ?? ? p. etaele la prseeotrd of an attempt is two ma*ters?a thing dlseountenaueed by t " lb? laws. (Imbmxi incompatible with strict bust. i *** integrity, and pronounced impossible Id Scriptures. Tbey and other* representing like th?m, ho?h borrower and lender, practically given the keys of tbo vaults, whose guardians. themselvee stockholders or T^rtcen In the companlee, socio lies, and specula'tug rings outside, wink. ed at tb? thirty dl*gulsed peculation, and complacently pocketed th?-r share of the plunder, as though tbsy bod not sinned against um protubtlloa of any officer, trustee or agent borrowlnc tbe money of tbe bank. Ol coarse tbsy were not my particular as to the vatne of the escartuss | ottered and accepted, and ttisi, as might have iieen expected, seldom mot tbo fall re. qutrements of Uis law, and from defective title, prior Incumbrance, or false valaattcn, were often wortn:e?? or only par:tally avail able t<? the InoiilMtlou. Among the most no table examples or tbe r**le* and t n provi dent maragemei.t that n<w crept Iulo the hunkaie Uel<*'a to H >ward I'nl >erstty, tbo Young Men'* Christian Association. the Kent ca Hand Htor.e Company, in all of which t' ere a personal Identity to a contrail! g extent between the parties obtaining ana th??e who f*ti'sl ttie acco-n n vlatloo \ o'hf r flan* o floans, designated at mucel* lane-ms. and trittitHl to Individuals, dis placed, II possible,a still mure r*-prebeosl ble dlsregaid or the* I'.terestsof tlie deposi tors. aid a wider departure from alt reeog nired rules of safr aud pru'eut ?>usli?eas lr?r>an ions. Some of tbem, ace>rtin| to the evidence, l*-*r t e Impress of rrupt and fraudnleut c.miblnation again*t the hank, in which "tomt; or tt? officers, holding the most influential aa well a* trusted past Uons, participated. In many instances n ( : ? > was loaned wUhont ciiisfv-als or security of any kind, and to very large amounts, whilst the practice of adding loan to loan to the same person, though already ? In arrears for both principal and Interest of fhmrerloua advances, and then after almost ?ndr finite multiplier; on, consolidating the | whole Into one and allowing It still to run on, is so bewildering a process tn banking that your committee la cons trained to sus pect collusion even wnere there Is an ab sence of positive proof of tbe fact. Certain It la that no such proceedings can he tobNr ated or excused In persons charged with and undertaking to execute a great and a sacred trust like that of toe ? K reed men's Savings and Tiust company/' and their presence ar gues the want of that oonscleotious percep tion of dnty and of obligation which should characterize the officers, agents and man agers of such an Institution. But proof of actual fraud and dlsboneaty la not wanting, | as the following instancea, condensed from and clearly developed In the testimony, will show J. V. W. Vandenharg was a pet of tbe Die* trlct government, a sort of protege and fa vorite contraclor ror the grand public Im provements planned and put to execution by the board of public worka. Hla under* takings were upon a scale of expendi ture far beyond the ready meaua of the District autboriIlea. They required money though for their prosecution, and to get It tbta enterprising contractor had nothing to do but to go to the auditor of tbe District government. get his oertiacatea for work done and allowed for, and then to tbe Freed men's Bank. These certificates were generally worthless, without responsible so* dorsement, and, being difficult of tranafsr, were not worth four cenu s bushel aa aale I able eecnrltlee or evidences of debt, (page 1ST, Vacdenbnrg'a evidenced yet they were good enough to take In exchange for Treed men's money, and Uiat, not tn hundreds, bat hundreds of thousands of dollars, why.' Because the personnel of the bans manage ment and that of the District governmeo t were the mmc and there was a larger and more dlrcct Interest to be advanced by fos tering and supporting tbe government worka than by an honest and raithful discharge of dntv to the depositors. Tbe actuary of the bank himself - tben D. L. Eatoo -was per suaded to accept as a gratuity from Yaodeo burg a balf Interest In a *100,003 contract for sewer pipe. Katou put In bo money of bis own, incurred no risk or responsibility, and had no trouble about li exoept to sign re ceipts for his share of tbe profits. But be used the Iciluence of his position to pass Vacderburg's papers at the bank counter, and the money thus obtained was used to I carry out the contract tn which be was interested as a beneficiary, you are to believe if you cau. of a purely disinterested xi.d noide generosity. This not be a steal, but a* Vkuderburg still owes to tbe bank, ftcooidlrg to the exhibit made by tbe books of that concern. tl?4,ta^J. which, bow ever, he disputes on the ground that some forty or Any thousand dollar* of bis seenri ties have been dlspoeed of and nocredlt given him. (tbe rest being hardly worth a contest about.) the freedmea depositors have tbe consolation of knowing that they have been fleeced bvan ? Irregularity,"to use the polite ard exculpatory phrase employed by tbe present commissioners when compelled to allude to the rascalities of their predecessors I lu the management and control of the affairs of the bat'k. But tbe Yacdenburg Eaton Irregularity Is rmall in actnal criminality (bv tbe terms aud within the scope of tbe penal oode) com pared with the Seneca sandstone swindle. This bubble was a fancy stock gamble got np by H. D.Cooke. John L Kid well and ti ll. Dodge, and this is the tray they did It: They bought of ooe Heter a tract of land In Montgomery county, Maryland, with a red sandstone quarry on it, located upon Senses Creek. Another Dodge and one Anderson were tben associated with tbem and a char ter of incorporation obtained from the oourt, under tbe name of tbe Maryland Fro?lone MlnlLg and Manufacturing company. Tbe purchasers tben sold to tbe oompaay their quarry and farm, with Its appurtenances, stock, teama. mills, machinsry, 4C.,*&, far *500,000 In stock, divided Into 5,000 shares of ?100 each?3,i'?'O shares of which were divided among themselves and 2.000 reserved for sale at W<> per share The game waa to piaee tbeee reserved shares where they won id do moat good in aid of the scheme by getting "as led" parlies and men of "position and In fluence" to take tbem. Tney succeeded in getting off a large number on such men aa General Giant. W. H. Seward. General Brice, i,eneral To wuseud .General Dent,Sur geon General Barnes, Caleb Cashing. and others or high station and repute. Tne com pany now proceeded to issue *ioo,ono of bouds, secured by a first mortgage on all tbe property, aud these were nearly all ab sorbed by the ortgluators of the scoeme, wbo bought them with the proceeds of the sale I of stock mentioned. Having thus bomb* proofed themselve* against contingent dan gers and losses, by a first lien, the company, rendered eminently respectable 1 a the eyes of tbe public by the dlstingulsheJ and select character of its stockholders, was ready to begin in earnest to exploit upon unwary outsiders. But they were not a success, either in making a corner In building stone or In selling tbo shares. They then, after some six years of existence and struggle went through the farce of declaring a dividend of alxty per cent., which was paid by watering tbe stock and dividing J 0<?> shares more among tfeem selvt*. thus making the stock nominally ?SW,000. At thesaoje time the> l^ued another 0100.000 of bonds secured by a second mort gage. These second mortgage bonds were absolutely worthless. Gen. Brlce, testifying as to the proceedings referred to, says : "I had become convinced that tbe stock waa unavailable. It was paying no dividend antf could not be sold In the market, so I did aot care what they did with It." Notwlthstaod inc this stats of tacts and tbe additional fact that tbe first sale of stock when tbe eompany eras or ought to have beeu Hoe from debt g brought only fifty cents on tbs dollar, B. D. Cooke and mi confederates, Wm. S. Hun tington and Kennedy did not scruple to pat it off on any one whom they oould cajole, at 70 cents, assuring tbem that it was wort* Ws and was a good and safe stock to invest tn. (See Ryan's testimony.) Ooolte and Bun ttngton t>eU:goMhefinaacecomm^veeo^ths oom m; t isef KStineffi^liyB oonsmtsalonsrs ro t pages 56 and 5T),BaUet Kllbonrn,Jobs vans and D. 1* Eaton,got offgM.OOOaf tbo second mortgage hoods on that tnsttb ?lg out <? drawing out 002,000 of UM money for the same. Tbe Jugglery by which this was accomplished is fully explained In tbe commissioners nmtoC the ? day of , i?- ?*oge -),aad Is tbs recital of so gross a fraud and ooneptraay to defraud that In tbe optofau or ronr oosamlt tee every one of tbe survivors in tbe t'on, vis Henry D Oooke, Mis " ?suet Kllbonrn and J no. O. Bv be indicted, tried and punished to tbe of the law; whilst those wbo aa rssponsi Me should be sued for of the money or good securities, in part of ?an.goo first mortgage bonds of Maryland taring Company, of whkdi t robbed by the oonsptrators. Yc exeulpaw L. C. xuttle fttwa which was tbs oo ftaod*wuh?K;:bourn an^EA-ans, beosssTbg appears to bave boon only a weak and on only i ??I tool of fan I committee of the bas in the possession of bear to enter further into l to call attention briefly tool [OmNosii m M+trt* IV ]

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