Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 25, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 25, 1873 Page 5
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WASHINGTON. Resignation of Senator Caldwell, of Kansas. Important to Holders of Treasury Drafts and Disbursing Officers' Checks. SENATOR CLAYTON'S CASE. the Poet Offleo Department's Controversy with the Bailroads?Onr Mew Minuter to the Booth American Republics. Washington, March 22, 1873. CahtWdl'i Reiigaatlon and Powell Clayton's Case. After a long and exhaustive debate ef nearly two weeks In the Senate, after a lavish expenditure of breath, of legal lore and pyrotechnical rhetoric, Caldwell has forestalled the judgment of that ?% august body by resigning his seat as a Senator trom Kansas. The announcement of his resignation by the Vice President produced no surprise in the Chamber, for it was expected. The moral effect of Caldwell's step Is almost the same as would be the moral effect of expulsion, for every one who has watched the debate in the Senate during the last few days knows that he resigned because he feared the worst, and in order to anticipate the stigma of the extreme penalty. After some desultory talk, in which many Senators took part, it was agreed to take up the Clayton case, and the Clerk read the whole report of the special committee which was charged with the investigation of the case. By the time he got to the middle of the report the Chamber was deserted, and probably the only person who derived any information from it was the reader himself. When it was concluded the Senate went Into executive session. The Senate is not disposed to spend much time on Clayton, and doubtless will agree to the resolution of the special committee declaring the charges against bias to bo wholly groundless. Several Senators will make an attempt to adjourn to-morrow, and there is a fair prospect that the special session will come to an end by Wednesday evening. The Charges Against Clayton. The investigation into the charges against Senator Clayton was commenced in January, 187*2, by a select committee, composed of Senators Wright and Morrill, of Maine (republicans), and Senator Norwood (democrat). Their final report was made n the 26th of February lust. Mr. Clayton is charge^ with having, while Governor of Kansas, used corrupt meanB in several ways to secure his election to the United States senate. The majority reported that the charges were not unstained, and Mr. Norwood dissented. Important to Holders of Treasury Drafts and Disbursing Officers' Checks. The withholding in their possession for months, and even years, by the public creditors of the (Treasury, drafts and United states disbursing officers' checks, under the impression that they may ' be presented at the ofiice of the government depository on whom drawn, and payment thereon abtalned at any time, lias caused the Treasury mucn embarrassment ana trouinc, ana is grcatiy retarding the settlement of disbursing efflcers' accounts. Accordingly the Secretary of the Treasury has issued, and directed a rigid enforcement of, a regulation which reqnire the Treasurer, all Assistant Treasurers and depositories of tbe United States to refuse the payment of all official checks of United States disbursing officers 11 presented more than four months after their issue, and all Treasury drafts and disbursing officers' checks presented more than three years after their issue. All checks, payment on which has thus been refused, will have them forwarded to the Secretary of the rreasury, the former lor examination and verification, with the drawer's accounts, and the latter for tbe statement of new accounts. These regulations are based upon the twenty-first section of the act of August 0, 1846, which makes it the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to issue and publish regulations to enforce tbe speedy presentation of all tmvnrnment drafts and chocks for navment at tbe place where payable, and In default of such presentation to direct any other mode and place f payment which he may deem proper, and tbe act of May 2,1866, which requires the repayment Into the Treasury to the credit of outstanding liabilities of all Treasury drafts ana disbursing oncers1 checks outstanding over three years. Bcary Wilson's Opposition to Grant's Promotion. The President has recently learned, for the first time, that when he was nominated for appoint, ment as Brigadier General, in 1861, the nomination was referred to tbe Committee on Military Affairs. Alter a while Senator Henry Wilson, then Chairman of that committee, reported back the nomination without any recommendation that it should be either confirmed or rejected; and, on being questioned, said that the committee had been lnlormed that Colonel Grant was addicted to the Intemperate use of intoxicating liquors. One of the Illinois v Senators denied the truth of this assertion, and sent to bis committee room for a letter from J. D. Webster, then on Grant's staff, which testified to temperate habits. Senator Clark, of New Hampshire, testified to Captain Webster's veracity; and, as brigadiers were then in demand, Grant was conArmed, but no thanks to Wilson. The Poital Service and the Railroads* The hostile attitude assumed by the railroad companies towards the postal service, In threatening to withdraw choir railway nost offlne earn nn the 1st of April next, is viewed by the Post Office Department as directly In the lace of the most ' Ihvorable action by the Department towards the companies. The Department, in 1867, obtained returns npon a uniform plan from all the railroad routes in the country as the basts for readjusting the pay according to the comparative value and Importance of the mail service they performed. These retarns were analysed in the Department with great labor and care, and the reports for the years sueL ceedincr 1867 show a net increase of the annual pay I as follows:?In 1868, on seventy-one routes re-adjusted, $150,320; in I860, on seventy-eight routes, $60,853; In 1870, on ninety-eight routes, (213,688; in 1871, on flftv-nine routes, $205,448, and in 1872, on 103 routes, $354,866. These advances were made under the old law of 1846, and were the result of the most 1 carelul and considerate attention to the subject on the part of the Post Office Department. Posunas * ter General Ores wen, in his annual reports, has repeatedly asked authority or law to grant a . further increase, and Congress responded at its late session by appropriating half a million of dollars for this express purpose. Nearly the whole of this increase will inure to the benetit of a few leading companies, and the return proposed by these very companies lor the concession made on the part of the government is a threat to withdraw the rallwAy postal cars on the 1st of April. The statement, in a communication on behalf of the railroad companies In a late number of a Mew York paper, that In 1808 Postmaster General Randall recommended to Congress an increase of 100 per cent in the rates of railroad pay, is contradicted by his report for that year, in which lie reviews at considerable length the draft ol an act to change the rates presented by a Railroad Committee on Mail ttervlcc, to he submitted, If approved by blra, to Congress lor Its adoption. lie shows that the effect of adopting tho rates proposed in said draft would be to Increase the annual expense for railroad mail service from $a,8l'^600. its amount in i8?7, to $'21,710.023, an excess or $17,8B7,4'.'3. He concludes by remark- ( Ing that, "the Department, forbearing upon such a showing to take auy part in presenting the proposed actio the Post Pee Committees or the two Houses of Congress, proceeded with the work ol readjusting the is of pay on the railroad routes upon a scale bin (he maita w/ enisling J?wa sad much mo re NEW TOR compatible whb the resources at Ita command. The demand now made In the name of the railroad companies ie donntless of a piece with that of 1808, which Postmaster General Kandall lorbore to take any part in presenting to Congress. The cost of railroad mail xervica has since then increased to 16,502,771 per annum. A proportionate advance on this sum would involve an annual expenditure of $37,028,017 for the single item of railroad mail transportation, an excess of $30,626,844 over its present cast and $6,126,460 more than the whole estimated expenditures of the D epartment for the year ending June ' 30,1874. If on a demand of this nature the railroad companies would seem, as the communication alluded to alleges, to court the judgment of the public, their wish in this respect will probably be more than gratified. Assessors Appointed Collectors ot Internol ncTcn ur. The President has appointed the lot la wine Atsessors to be Collectors of Internal RevenueB. B. Kggelston, Second district of Mississippi; Henry M. Taylor, Third district of Texas; Frank White, Seventh district of Indiana; James R. Hayden, Washington Territory; Benjamin F. Wall, Ninth district of Massachusetts. The office of Collector in the Ninth Maseachusets district is vacated by Luke Lyman, under tbe provisions of the Executive order of January 17, and the Assessor, Norcross, declined the appointment. The Pate of the Brigantlne Mary Celeste. The following circnlar relative to the brigantine Mary Celeste, found derelict at sea, has been issued from the Treasury Department, directed to collectors of customs and others You are requested to iurnish this department with auy information you may be able to obtain alfordiug a clew which may lead to u discovery of all the lacis concerning the desertion of a vessel found on the lath of December last in latitude 28 20 north and longitude 17 61 west, derelict at ?ea, and which was towed into the harbor of Gibraltar by the British vessel Dei Gratia, and there libelled by the salvors. From the log or the abandoned vessel she is supposed to be the American brigantine Mary Celeste, bound irom New York to Genoa, and it is supposed that she hailed from New York and that her master's name was Briggs. The circumstances of the case tend to arouse grave suspicions that the master, his wife and child and perhaps the chief mate were murdered in the fury of drunkenness bv the crew, who had evidently gained access to tne alcotiol with which the vessel was in part laden. It Is thought that the vessel was abandoned by the crew between the 25th day ol November and the 5th day oi December, and that they either peilshed at sea, or more likely escaped on some vessel bound for some north or South American port or the West India Islands. When discovered the derelict vessel was thoroughly sound with the exception ot the bows which had been impaired by some sharp instrument. She was well fpuud and provisioned, and no reason fur her desertion was apparent, a sword with the appdarance of blood thereon, was on board, and marks of blood were tound upon the sails. The vessel's documents aud chronometer have not been found, but almost the whole of the personal effects of the master and tils wife and child, and of the crew were discovered in a good condition, aud books, trinkets, gold lockets and icmale wearing apparel ol superior quality were lclt untouched iu the oabin. The log was complete to noou or the 24tli of November. Many other details concerning the matter arc in the possession of the Department and will be furnished on application if necessary. Our New Minister (o the South American Republics. The commissions of the present Ministers to the Central American States will expire the 1st of Jbly, when by a law of Congress the missions will be consolidated and only one Minister assigned to ail those States. It is said to-night that probably Colonel Williamson, of Shreveport, La., will receive the appointment. Senatorial Solons to Visit West Point. Vice President Wilson this morning appointed Senators Sherman and Stevenson members of the Board ol Visitors to West Point, in accosdauce with the law requiring two Senators to be on the Board. Lambtrton's Charred Notes. Treasurer Spinner received to-day two large ooxcs iroiu transim, i"a., containing tnc chaired remains ol $100,000 in United States notes and bonds, national notes, Pacific Railroad bonds, Ac., which Thomas J. Anderson, the cashier of Lamberton's Rank, at Franklin, attempted to destroy by burning a short time ago, after which lie blew oat his brains with a pistol. The notes are sent here foiJilentification. Woe A>r Vaterland. The lager beer brewery of Herman Richmer was seized here to-day for alleged violation or the revenue laws regulating the monthly returns and stamps on fermented liqaors. Collector Casey Again. The Senate to-day, at the instance of Senator West, reconsidered the vote confirming Colonel Casey as Collector of New Orleans, bat alter de* bate the nomination was again, con firmed. A Sad Delegation at tlie White Hoase. The widow, mother and sister of Cunningham were at the Executive Mansion to-day, intending, it is said, to protest against the commutation of O'Brien's sentence. They did not, however, have an audience with the President. Nominations. The President to-day sent the lollowlng nominations to the Senate: E. D. Niccolls, to be Receiver of Public Moneys at Independence, Kansas; and A. H. Barnes, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota Territory. Confirmations. The Senate In executive session to-day confirmed the following nominations:? A. H. llarnett, to be Associate Justice of the Su prcuiu v/uuri ui i/?aui>a luruiurj j iwven iwmieii. or the District of Columbia, Consul at 8t. Martins, West Indies: Isadore Ustlnger, Appraiser or Merchandise at Evansvllle, ind.; Joseph Jorjluson, Collector of Customs at Petersburg, Va,; W. J. McCormlck, Collector of Customs at San Diego, Cal.; a B. H. Pessenden. Collector of Internal Kevenuc lor the Plrst district oi Massachusetts; Edwin A. Howard, Indian Agent for tne Whetstone Agency, Dakota; Jesse W. orient, of Pennsylvania, Agent for the Indians of the Otoe Agency, Nebraska; Jason B. Brown, of Indiana, Secretary of Wyoming, vice Ulaleke, removed. Treasury Balances. The balances in the Treasury to-day are as follows :? Currency $2,318,996 For redemption of certificates ol deposit. 29,380,000 Coin 67,549,014 Including com certificates 24,480,000 UNITES STATES SENATE. Reslgnatlan of Senator Caldwell?Clayton's Case Taken Up?A Resolution Offered Congratulating tke Spanish Republic. Washington, March 24,1873. The Vice President laid before the Senate the following letter;? njsuimimli, u. b.. JUdrCI) 1A, 1973. Hon. IIknry Wilson, Vice President of the United .states bin?I do hereby very respectfully notify yon, and through you the .Senate of the United .States, that I have resigned and do resign my seat in thut body as u Senator from the State 01 Kansas, and that I have lor warded by mail, postage prepaid, addressed to ilie chiel executive otllcer of that State, at Topcka, Kansas, a resignation in the following lorm, to wit:? Unitkh Status Senate Chamber, ) March 24, 1873. } Ills Excellency tub Gcvehor ok Kansas, Topcka, Kan. sih?I hereby respoctfully tender yon my resignation as a Senator of the United States from the State of Kansas, to take effect immediately. Very respectfully your obedient servant, ALEXANDER CALDWELL. 1 have also delivered in person to the lion. Thomas A. Osborne, the Governor or Kansas, now in this city, a duplicate of the paper lorwarded, whoso acknowledgment of the receipt thcreoi is herewith enclosed. Very respectfully your obedient servant, ALEXANDER CALDWELL. willako'a hotel, i Washington, March 24, 1873. f To lion. A. Caldwell, Waabiugtou, D. C. Sir?I hereby acknowledge the receipt of yonr letter of this day resigning your seat In the Senate 01 the United States as a Senator iron) the State of Kunsas. Very rcspectlnlly your ooedient servant, THOMAS A. OSHOKNK, Governor of Kansas. Mr. Wrioht, (rep.) oi Ohio, inquired whether the Senator from Indiana (Mr. Morton) proposed to take any further steps in the case r Mr. Morton, (rep.) of 1ml., replied that it was not competent lor the Senate to erpci a man not a Senator or declare the seat vacant. Thereiore lie considered his daties as chairman ol the Commit tee on Privileges and Elections at an end. . Mr. Pbnton, (lib.) of N. V., said he had Intended In make a speech on Uie Caldwell case; hut, as it had been disposed or by the resignatien or the senator, it weuld not be pertinent now te do so. Mr. Whimht moved that the Senate take up the clayton case. Mr. TnuRMAJt, (dcm.) of Ohio, Bald that he had never found tune to read the testimony, which makes seven or eight hundred printed pages. Mr. Wrihht, of Ohio, replied that a very large portion ol the testimony had nothing to do with K HKKALD, TUESDAY, M the facts Involved, and It would require but two or three honra to perfectly understand the case. It was dae to the Senator from Arkansas, to the Senate and to the country, to dispose of the question before the adjournment. The arrangement was that the case should be taken np alter the Senate disposed of the Caldwell case. Mr. Clayton, (rep.) of Arkansas, remarked that it was due to himself and to the state which he rapreaented or misrepresented that his case be now acted on. The Legislature was now in session, and he appealed to all Senators who wished to deal Jestly in all things to now proceed to the consideration of the sabject. Mr. Norwood, (dem.) of Georgia, of the minority of the committee in the Clayton investigation, was opposed to the consideration of the subject at thia time, believing that Senators have not had an opportunity to become acquainted with all the farts. If the matter be now determined, whether pro or con., the country would say the decision was without due consideration, or that it was a snap Judgment. Mr. Alcorn, (rep.) 01 Miss., contended it was the dnty of the Senate to consider the subject at this session and not postpone it till next Winter. The senator from Arkansas had appealed for action and was ready to meet the charges. He stood here under indictment, and the Senate should render tneir verdict. Mr. Morrill, (rep.) or Me., did not see how they could avoid acting on the case now. It was due t.n I.ho Senator frnm AfknnitAH and t.lio cftiinfrv that they should do bo. Mr. Bayard, (dem.) of Del., did not think they could give to the case that degree of intelligent attention Which would uiakc the vote ol the senate decisive or anything, and salu thai if he should not have an opportunity to understand the lacta he shoald not vote at all. Mr. Frrky, (rep.) of Conn., remarked that he had read the testimony, and from a knowledge ol the facts thus derived he was convinced that evenhanded Justice could be reached by taking up, considering and voting on the quoetioh. tub subject taken rr. The Senate then decided to take up the Clayton case?yeas 3d, nays 14?as follows:? Yeas?Messrs. Alcorn, Atlisou. Ames, Rosy, Boreman, Bout we 11, Buckingham, Chandler. Cranio. Horsey, Ferry (of Conn.), Kerry (Oi Mich.), Krelinghuysen.Goldlliwaite, Hitchcock, llowe. lngails, Lewis, Logan, Mitchell, Morrill (ol Me.), Morrill (ol' Vt.), Morion. Oglcsby, I'atterson, Pratt, Rain<ey, Robertson, Sargent, Scott, Sherman, Spencer, Stowart, West, Wiudom, Wriyht?H6. Nays?Mesrs. bayard, Casserly, Davis Kenton, Gordon, 11 tt mil ton (Texas), Kelley, Mci'reerv, Merrimon, Norwood, Saulsbury, Stevenson, Stockton and Thurman?14. The resolution bclore the Senate was as follows:? Resolved, That the charges made and referred to a Select Committee of the last Congress, affecting the oflleiul character and conduct of Powell Clayton, arc not sustained. Mr. Wright, of Iowa, said that he, after consultation wltn other members of the committee, had come to the conclusion that the subject should go over to-day, us the Senate did not now seem prepared for its dlscussiou, but would be to-morrow. The report of the committee in the case was read. No farther action was taken. Mr. Anthony, (rep.) of H. I., submitted the following, which was adopted :? Resolved, That there ho printed and bound, with an index, to he prepared under vhe direction of the Committee on Printing, the congressional record for the present executive session of the Senate, ten copies lor each Senator, the Vice President, ana isccrerary oi tne senate, nve copies ior eacn member of the House, two copies tor each executive department, live copies of each lor the libraries oi Congress, ol the Senate, of the House, and three hundred copies to be sold by the Congressional Printer at the cost of prcsswork, paper and binding. the post office and the railroads. Mr. Window, (rep.) of Minn., submitted the following, which was laid over: Resolved, That the select committee on Tranportation Routes to the Seaboard be directed lo inquire and report I to the Senate, at its next session, us to the nature anu extent ol" the obligations subsisting between the railroad companies und the postal service ol' the country, and whether any and what, additional legislation is necessary to guard the postal service tiguinst Interruption or injury by hostile action on the part ol any or ail ol said railroad companies, SPAIN AND rorto rico. Mr. Morton, of Indiana, offered the following resolution, which was read and ordered to be printed Resolved. That the Senate of the United States has received with joy the Intelligence that the republican government ol' Spain have abolished slavery in the island of I'orto Klcn, und raised the colored people ot that island from the condition ot slaves to the rights and privileges ol citizens ol Ihc bpnuish Republic-. Resolved, That by tills act the people of Spain have given a new assurance to the world that 111 csiablishing republican institutions they are actuated by a genuine love of liberty and sincere regard lor the natural rights ol all men, and that it will be accepted as an omen of the power und perpetuity of the Spanish Republic. The Hcuate went into executive session, and when the doors were opened (at half-past four o'clock) Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, made a statement with rclcrencc to a young man nauicd McConnell, one of the principal witnesses agaiust Senator Clayton, saying that Mct'onncll was a Pennsylvania^ and he knew him well, ana that any tiling he should say was utterly unworthy of credit The Senate then adjourned until half-past ten O'Ciock 10-morrow morning. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. The Foreign Representative* at the Federal Capital?John Bull's OwnSenatorial Symposium*?A. Reign of Dnlneii and Stupidity. Waniiinoton, March 21, 1873. Four score years ago, when Washington was President, ami the federal government was temporarily located at Philadelphia, a number of highbred Frenchmen, driven from their homes by the Revolution, enjoyed the hospitalities of the Quaker city. One of them was the Viscount de Moatilcs, a brother-in-law or Lafayette, who was permitted to occupy some upper rooms In a building which stood in the garden of the wealthy Mr. Bingham, whose daughter married Alexander Baring, afterwards Lord Ashburton. in these Bohemian quarters Chateaubriand, Louis Phillippe d'Orleuns, Talleyrand, the Duke de la Rochcfoeault and other noted etnlgrea used to meet, t? lament over the sad condition of la belle Frarux, and to criticise those who so cordially welcomed them in the New World. Since then France' has been the sceno or many political changes; bat many of her old historic families have maintained their ascendency, and we now And the Marquis de Noailles here as the diplomatic representative of the Thiers republic, lie is a scholarly, agreeable gentleman, with a most charming wife, and they are endeavoring to restore THE FRENCH LEGATION to Its original position as tUc home of the Envoy Extraordinary or our most ancient ally. Unfortunately, the Marqnls could not And a house which suited him, and he bad two adjacent dwellings connected, which give him a good deal of room, or rather a good many rooms, hut they lack efTect and remind one of an enlarged boarding house. They are baudsomcly fitted up, though, and his table is almost equal to that of M. de Montholon, when he saved the Corcoran mansion from being Chrncd into a hospital by throwing over it the diplomatic protection or Ills presence. The Marquis has been fortunate in finding established here in a semi-official position M. ae Chambrun, who became noted last year from his connection with the sole of arms to France, and whose wire is also a connection of the Lafuyeltes. M. do Chambrun is Vami bUiine of Secretary Fish, Caleb Cushiug, Charles (Sumner and other leading men, to whom he retails the gossip of newspaper row, receiving in return items of news, whldi he carries to Fourteenth street. Knowing everybody and known by every one, nc nas neen 01 greai assistance to m. tie Noailles aud Ills charming wile, whose broken English adds to the vivacity of Iter remarks. THK BUITIHn LKOATION. has been located Tor some yearn in the vllla-IIke house originally hullt by ene ol the banker Kiggs lamily, but enlarged and fitted up by Knup, of Pittsburg, who amassed a lerture by custing great guns during the war. Hut Knap, alter a residence abroad, proposes to return to tun own fireside, and the British lions must Und another den. 8ir hd ward Thornton Is very popular here, although having been brougut up iroiu Inmncy in diplomatic service, he Is non-committal, reserved aud uncommunicative. lint Lady Thornton, who has the heighi and figure of the ex-Kinpress Eugenie, has a winsome, Scotch way tliut makes her a favorite, wldie, as a devoted mother, she rivals her queen. Sir Edward spends his lable-mouey religiously In dining and wluing Congressmen and gives two or three stunning evening parties at which the leeds are famous. When tnc Prince was here and when the High Joints illuminated Washington with their presence the Thorntons did wonders in the wa> ol entertainment. Every one hopes that they will find a good house, and not only entertain, but furnish entertainment by a fresh importation of SNOBBISH YOI'NO ATTACH ICS, who evidently think that they are supported en one side t>y trie lion aud on the other by the unicorn as tliey swell about with small glasses painfully screwed Into the left eye and pantateoas so tight that they dare not sit down. The ulrn that some of these diplomatic goslings put en are faithfully copied by u set of deinofttic ducklings who draw clerical pay In departments or banking honsos, but who a (feet to be I?. crQme <le in crtnte ef Washington society, while they are regarded by the more sensible girls ns mere skim-inllk. Hiacipie Hey is i be doyen o| the dipioiuates and a rather imposing looking champion ol Mohammed. Alas' however, he Is not a Moslem, but the son of a clever Frcncn editor named Hjack, who for years published a small newspaper at Constantinople, amassing some property and a diplomatic career for his son. Hlacque Bey s first wile was a daughter ol Or. Mott, ence a lameus physician in New xork, and her brother, General Molt,!* pow ajngh military cocialoruin in lite service V' ttiv Kjudlre ?j ARCH 25, 1873?QUADRUT Egynt. An occasional dinner enlivens the Turk iHh Legation. and 80 of the other legations, serintint, but none of them equal the gorgeous JKUs of old Baron de BoUlsco. The Wines, however, at ail diplomatic spreads are good, fbr they are Imported tree of duty?a privilege which is olten abused by the Importation of large quantities Just before a Minister goes away, when It is sold at auction, realising a large profit, a good share of which should be paid Into the Treasury as doty. TUB SENATORIAL SEASON, which was delightful for a fortnight, became wearisome, as tne members of the upper House got tired of meeting each other at dinners day alter day, especially those who dined with Buckingham, where cold water and coifee were the oniv beverages. The great question at these reports was the back pay?who have drawn It and who mean to virtuously refuse It and hurl it baek into the

Treasury. One of them, the great Corbett, of Oregon, who has just left the Benate a rich man, finding that he had only $130 -M coming to nim on his back pay score alter the deduction of his mileage, generously donated It to the Washington National Monument fund. Poor Patterson pocketed his cash; Pomeroy could not refuse such a subsidy; Cameron took his on the gronnd that he has always made it a point of conscience never to refuse cash; Trumbull, tbe virtuous and Immaculate, did not wish to have any more money than he could help in Grant's treasury, so he receipted for bis quota; Nye could not reluse a pecuniary joke of such value, aud THE CAiil'Kr-BAUUEKS OP 1110U AND LOW DBURKE have pocketed the spoils. What the rich old Senators, such as Anthony, Buckingham, Ceukhng, Edmunds, Fen ton, Sherman, Hpraguc and others, will do remains to be seen. Four or five thousand dollars more or less Is nothing to them, and If they can advertise their virtue at a small cost they may do so. But the probabilities are that one after another they will exchange their autographs on tbe pay-clerk's receipt book for chocks on the Treasury. Borne Congressmen, however, have wished that the pay question had never been agitated, as THE FEMALE CLERKS in the departments are very angry that their pay wah not raised also. The present style of dress is so expensive, they say, that they cannot appear d la moth' 101 the money they now receive, and, like Oliver Twist, they ask for more. Meanwhile the metropolis is getting to he duller aud duller, and the sojourners have nearly all departed. Families who have leased all their good rooms ure now coming up from their basements and (lawn Iroin their garrets to occupy their parlors again. Hotel clerks lawn obsequiously over newly arrived guests and give theiu the best of rooms, low down, liootblacks have lowered their churges to Ave | cents a shine, and everything else is on a recess rooting. In a lew weeks more we shall have lilacs and strawberries, out-ol-door concerts by the Marine Hand, excursions down river and Executive edicts from Long branch. ART MATTERS. The Kcnsett Pictures?First Wight's Sale. Last evening was the first ot the series that are to be devoted to the sale of the Kensett pictures. The aiTair came off in the lecture room of Association Hall, and convened an unwonted number of artists, critics, connoisseurs and ailettunte. The hall was well filled, and the wise provision had been taken of issuing tickets securing reserved seats. To the merit of these pictures repeated reference has lately been made in these columns, and we do not sec that any more Is now to be added. The sale was exceedingly spirited last, evening. Mr. K. i. uiypnant made a row introductory rciuurkH. The second evening's sale occurs to-night. The lollowiug prices were realized, exclusive of the frames:?Scene in liergen Park, Colorado, $86; Glimpse on Lake George, $186; Lake George, $80; Scene on the Hudson River, by Frank Anderson, $05; Study of a Tree, Cat skill Mountains, N. Y., $310; Tleminiscencc of Cole, $266; carabou Mountains, lrom Vainiouut, Colorado, $05; The Glen. $186; Rydal Waters, $70; Near Central City, Colorado, $110; Rydal Waters, Kngland, $96; Ciiits at North Conway, N. 11., $200; Bergen Park, near Idaho Springs, Colorado, $166; Recollections of a Storm trom the Hudson, $190; Sunset, $80; Morning lrom the Sunset, near Idaho City, Colorado, $85; Old Oaks in uenessee, $90; Narragiuisctt Shore, $176; coucscs Lake, near Goneseo, $180; Among the Adirondacks, N. Y., $100; Near Newport, $310: The Yale, $155; Near North Conway, N. II., $280; English oak study, $184; On trie Hudson, $280; Windsor Forest, $160; Mount Chicoruu, $110; Black Mountain, Lake George, $370; The Bridge Over the Gicn, $330; Bergen Park, near Georgetown, Colorauo, $136; October on the Hudson, $166; Sunrise on Lake George, $120; The Snowy Range, near Georgetown, Colorado, $180; The Pond, near Ncwort, K. L, $370*. coast Scene, $160; A Painted Ship on a Painted Ocean (by L. K. Mignot), $60: View on the Hudson, near Sing sing, $186; Scotch Cove, Darien, Conn., $215; A Study (by L. Lang), $26; Luke George, $300; Adirondacks, $270; Niagara, from the Cunadiau Side, $220; The Glen, near Dobbs' Ferry, $250; Beverly Coast, Mass., $1,600; Winter on the Campagna, $175; The Chits, N. H., $280; On the Missouri River, -$<00: New England Scenery, $160; Lake George, $400; Morning in the Adirondacks, $200; Longueck Point, from Contentmeet island, Conn., $876: Near Newport, It. 1., $156; Cottage In Brunen, Swiizerland (unknown), $50; A Study, by A. B. Durand, $lso; Bolton Landing, Luke George, $120; scene on the North Itiver, $140; Clear Creek, Golden City, Colorado, $170; Ktnriv in KnntoravtllA llnvp <'nfjikill Mnnnfntna $300; Lake Study, $80; Near Beverly, Mams., $60; Bridfre Over the Saco, Knburg, Me., $00; Prom the Hill South or Amblesidy, $126; Autumn Trees, a Study, $110; The Clelt Rock, a Study, $200; The Farm In Autumn, $loo; Monntaln stream, England, $66; Pleasant Valley, $126; Cool Retreat, $260 ; Moonrlsc, Echo Lake, $75; Study on the Coast, Newport, $130: Entrance to the Chlsro Villa, Mount Albans, Italy, $100; ludian Brook, $106: Newport, R. I., $160; Nahant, $106; Cumberland Mountains, England, $80; Chlcorua Mountain, N. fl? study for a Picture In Century Club, $206; Lake Ueorge, Entrance to the Narrows, $200; Fontainbleau, $00; In the White Mountains, $210; Ulcu on the Hudson, $106; Niagara, Below the Falls, $06; Niagara Falls, $60; Along the Connecticut Shore, $210; Lake (leorge, $s6; Near Newport, R. 1., $120; White Birch in October, $200; Composition, $100; Study ol a Butternut Tree, $130; Tne Rapids, Niagara, $176; Over the Saco, Frlburg. Me.. $60; Near Stockbrldge, Mass., $180; Manchester Coast, $260; shrine Near Sublaco, Italy, $55; Deer (by A. T. Tait), $00; Street Scene, Italy, $80; Karragansett Coast, $100; Rocks, near Beverly, Mass., $150; Central New York, $200; A Mountain Pool, $240; Chicorna, from near Frlburg, Me., $116: The Adlroudacks and Lake Champialn, lrom Colonel Cannon's, Burlington, Vt., $160; Chlcorua, White Mountains, $80; Rocks lu the White Mountains, $290; Coast, Newport, R. I., $100; Hudson River, $150, Mountain Stream, $186; The Flume, N. H., $200; On the Sound, Daricn, Conn., $630; Hillside, near Newport, R. L, $1W; Hudson River, Uobbs' Ferry, $80; Wood Scene, Conesus Lake, Qeneseo, $230; Coast Scene, $120. .1 v. vmnnmw Haifa dozen finished and unfinished pictures are to be found in the Industrious atelitr of Mr. <f. K Cropsey, 200 West Forty-third street. English suhjecH bave lately been employing his brush, and among the most Interesting of these is a scene in Kent, representing one of those few antique Dutch windmills which still exist in that part of the country. The windmill occupies the centre of the picture, and stands in the middle of an irregular patch of green, on which a few sheep arc grazing. The left of the picture contains a house with gable roof, red tiles and latticework, in true old English style. A road winds up to the entrance, and by the gate stands a horse on which sits a youngster with drover's frock on, talking to an old man similarly dressed. A lamily group, consisting of a mother and her little ones, stands near. The cottage is surrounded with an Irregular Icnce, which, extending to the background, hedges In a wood. The whole scene Is Intensely English and charmingly picturesque?such a one as, with the exception or the old Dutch windmill, might be reproduced from many a connty of homeiy and peacciiil England. Mr. Cropsey also has some views which are American in locality and sentiment. "Greenwood Luke" is conspicuous among these. It Is full ol lightness, brightness and sweetness. The landscape is pervaded with a rosy hue, which the water reflects. The Autumn trees arc deeply dyed with red and orange and the clouds are full ol golden light. The treatment of this theme suggests some i;i mi; iuui?; ivicui nun nuucvniiiui ciiiuiMunim.i ui William Hart In the same class ol subjects, hut at the eame time they are thoroughly original and strong. A "View on the Hudson" is another work in the same strain. A Hood of yellow light, uninterrupted only by the rosy clouds, behind which the sun veils himself, falls upon the landscape. Two tall, lonely and gracelui trees stand erect upon the left hand; distant sklirs glide gracefully through the water. The sentiment is vcrv quiet, a "nccnc Among the White Mountains'* presents the observer with a periect network of color, in which tint and shade are most cunningly anil picturesquely tangled. "Old iioucbarch in the Isle of Wight" is only sketched as yet, but promises to mako a rich and delicate composition. A sort of gorgeous Autumn dream is discovered In another ptcturo (the last to which we can now refer). All the splendid Idlosyncractrs of Autumn are contrasted in this wonderful little labor. Mr. Oropsey has in hand a number or other new works, to which we shall presently rcier. THE DOMINION PARLIAMENT. Defeat of the Government l?y a Majority of Puar. Ottawa, March 24,1873. In the Dominion Parliament to-day the governI ment was defeated. The question arose on a decision ol the speaker in regard to an election petition against an opposition member. The government supported the Speaker, hot, on a division of the Mouse, vm beaten by four msiorltr. 'LB SHEET. THE GWMICTTIUGEMT Still a Mystery?FartlerTheorieiaad Faeti? What tbe Deteetim Have to Say?A Strange Visitor from New York. I f TWO MYSTERIOUS LETTERS. | Charles Goodrich's Morality in Question? The Unknown Woman in the House in Degraw Street. CORONER'S INQUEST LAST EVENING. No tragedy has occurred In Brooklyn In many years which has attracted such widespread interest In the community and been surrounded with so moch mystery as the supposed murder of Mr. Charles Goodrich, the real estate speculator, who was discovered in bis dwelling last Friday morning with his brain pierced by throe bullets. Had Mr. Goodrich been murdered for his money or whatever property a thief might Becure by the taking of his life, perhaps the Interest would net be so great, although tne citizens would, of course, look to tue authorities for that protection from midnight assassins which they have a right to expect. But when the deed seems to have been done lor an entirely different purpose, us in the case of Mr. Goodrich, as has been hinted, and when women are couccrued either directly or indirectly in his terrible fate, then the interest naturully becomes very great, and everything which may be written concerning it is eagerly scunncd. It was found, when the body was first discovered, that there had been an attorapt to remove the blood from the face of the unfortuuate inau, and this, It is pretty^vldcnt, would not have been done by a burglar. If this was done by pjffolK PERSON WHO TOOK HIS LIFE, and it Is pmtty evident that It was, the heart of that person was filled with remorse, and tears may have mingled vftth the blood-stained hairs of his head. There are not a few at the present time who incline to the belief that the life | or Mr. iiuodrich was taken by a woman, and the cause was that of jealousy, It is said that he was engaged to be married to a very estimable and handsome young lady, residing in New York, and the fact that he had another woman with htm in the house in which his body was discovered, up to within a day or two before he was found shot, has been pretty clearly established from the reports of persons who reside in the immediate vicinity. That lie had A DIFKIO0I.TY WIT1I A WOMAN there a short time sinco, and that the cries of murder were heard is not denied. Yei, to all appearances, Mr. Uoodrich appeared to be a very moral, upright man, a member if not a constant attendant at the Memorial Presbyterian chnrch. The members of the press, believing the authorities to be cognizant of many interesting facts which might be likely to throw some light upon the horrible afTair, have naturally looked to them for information, and being unable to secure auy nave been compelled to seek elsewhere to supply what Is expected of them from the different papers to which they arc attached. Every person within a block or two of the vicinity of the tragedy; every person, so far as can be ascertained, who ever knew or heard of Mr. Coodricb lias been interviewed. Home of the people who reside in the immediate neighborhood, say that bctwccu the reporters and the members of the press the life has been nearly liarrassed out or them. The house in which the body was discovered has also been visited by thousands of people, who appeared anxious to satislv a morbid curiosity. A MAN IN CUSTODY. The police yesterday produced another actor In the tragedy in the person of a man about six feet in bclgnt, light complexion and sandy whiskers and veiy respectably dressed, who was represented to have had business relations with Mr. Charles flood rich. The man was brought from New York, but the officers declined to give his name or in what manner he was concerned in the cape. After being closeted with Chief Campbell for about two hours the man, accompanied by Coroner Whitehill, went over to the office of the latter, in the Court House, where District Attorney Hrltton was waiting. The three rcinuincd in Hie Coroner's private nfflpn until lialLnoaf. twn mVIhaL P M u/Iidh this mysterious stranger an<l Mr. llritton went to the District Attorney's ottloe, where they were closeted together for nearly an hour. Whut transpired during these two interviews Is known only to the parties themselves. They declined to reveal auythlng that was said or done, or to state what connection, II any, the apprehended party had with the case. Coroner Whitetilll, however, said that he was an important witness, hut in what respect he would not say. It was reported that this uian held some mortgages upon the property of the deceased. After the Interview with the Dlstrlct Attorney he was allowed to depart. Mr. Brltton, who has taken a very active interest in the case irom the first, says that lie Is pretty well satisfied as to THB PKHSON WHO COMMITTED THE MUBDKR. This person has not as yet been discovered, but the police are in hopes of securing the party In a short time. It is stated by an officer that at one time the deceased was intimate with a certain woman, by whom he had a child. The child, however, soon died, and the fact of the Intimacy was kept irom the knowledge of Mr. Goodrich's relatives and friends. The Intimacy was terminated a short time thereaiter. it Is said that Mr. Goodrich lormed the acquaintance of another woman in New York mriiugii iDe medium vi a - persuuui " auvorusemeat, and corresponded with ber tor some time. The result was that tbi woman was taken to bi8 house, and tbe mock marriage alluded to yesterda.v followed. Thus, it will be seen, there are two woineu concerned in the case, and the belief Is entertained by many who are familiar with the circumstances of the tragedy that Mr. Goodrich was eitner murdered hy one oi them (probably the latter) or by some man who had espoused her cause. Frequent allusion has been made since the discovery of tbe tragedy to two letters whlcu the police have taken charge of and which have a bearing oa the case, one of them is rrom a woman to the father of the deceased, lniorming him of his son's conduct to her. This Is one of the women with whom Charles Goodrich had boen so Intimate. ana complains bitterly of the treatment she had been subjected to and made certain demands In satisfaction for her wrongs of Mr. Hood rich. Sr. & The other letter was addressed to Charles floodrich himself and upbraided htm for his conduct and demanded that ne should make reparation. It does not appear that any response was made to either of these letters, and the supposition Is that the woman, foiled in her attempt to obtain satisfaction pecuniarily, and actuated by a spirit of revenge, hounded Mr. Goodrich and brought tbe unpleasant relations between them to a summary end by assassinating him In lus own house. Another theory Is that the woman had a man accomplice, and between them both they murdered Mr. tioodrich, laid out his body In such a manner as they snpposed would give the case tuk appearance op suicide, and then fled, taking Ills watch and chain with them. interview with detective videto. a Herald repsrter meeting Detective Vldeto yesterday Interviewed htm concerning the case. Reporter?-Mr. Videto, you have been engaged in endeavoring to clear up the mystery surrounding this case, have you not f Detective?Well, yes; I have been at work pretty constantly tor the past three days. Kki'obtkk? Have you ascertained whether the deceased committed suicide or was murdered T Dbtkctive?I have ascertained many minus which 1 nardly expected, and many things which Hiipw it to be a very mysterious case. kki'dktkr?i am pretty well convinced already that it Is a mystenoiis case, but that is not the question. Did .VIr. Goodrich commit suicide or was lie murdered ? Dktkctivb?There has been a (treat deal written about this case; a great deal, perhaps, that should not have been written; but what i say to yon, you know, is confidential. Kki'oktkk (expectantly) -Certainly, Mr. Vide to. You know 1 would not. publish anything you might say to me confidentially. Drtkctivk?Well, I'll tell yon. There is considerable In this case, (booking confidentially and speaking lowly)?There's a woman in tub case. Rbportkr (hopefully)?WIio Is she ? What's her numc f How does she figure In it i Dktkctivb?(in, I couldn't tell you that. That, perhaps, will cornc out by and by. Rkpoktik?Hut to return to lhe question. Was Mr. Goodrich murdered or dirt he commit suicide T tins is u matter in which every citizen Is interested. Dotbctivr?Well, 1 couldn't say. We think he committed suicide. Krihikikk?Are you still working upon the rase? Drtectivb?Yes, we have not completed It yet. INTEKVIBW WITH OVrBCTIVK POLK. Rrportkk- Are you still engaged, Mr. Folk, In investigating the (Motlrich case? DKTEOTI vn?Yen;1 ?? sUU At work on it. 5 Ripoktia?Yon aw "tin inclined to think Mr. Goodrich committed suicide? Dbtbctivb?I am. Rbportkr? Is there anything new In the case; anything which you can divulge! Dbtbctivb?There is nothing which I can divulge at present. Reporter?You are still at work on the case! Dotbctivi?Yes; 1 am still busy, and just going off to look after a party. 1NTKRVIKW WITH HBRGEANT VAN WAONER. Reporter?Is there anything new in the case ?( Mr. Goodrich! Sergeant?No. Reporter?Can yon tell yet whether he wag murdered or committed suicide! Sergeant?No. The reporter, feeling quite convinced that it would be uweicHg to ply any more questions to the sergeant, sought the chibf of foi.icb. RBPORTEH?Is It a murder or suicide! The Chief, with his thoughts probably absorbed upon some other subject, made no reply, Rbpobter (again)-Chief, was this a case ol murder or suicide? CHiir?One moment. (Exit Chief.) The Inquest Postponed for Judicious Reasons. At half-post seven o'clock last evening several witnesses, Jurors and Journalists assembled in the Coroners' office. Court House, for the purpose oi attending the inquest touching the niysteriouu taking off of Charles Goodrich. About eight o'clock Coroner Whiteblll requested the gentlemen who had been sworn as Jurors to step into the antechamber for a few moments. The jurors remained for fifteen minutes in private conference with the Coroner. While awaiting the assembling of the Jury the fate of the victim of the tragedy was discussed by the writer with Dr. Morris, ex-Coroner, who expressed it as Ills opinion that Goodrich had been murdered beyond a doubt. Kitlicr 01 the two buliets which penetrated the brain would have proved fatal. Deceased could not possibly have fired two balls Into his head. After tho tlrst flr9 he would have fallen forward. Tho Doctor's opinion is that tho victim, in falling, struck his forehead ogulust the sharp edge of the mantelpiece, which accounts lor the scar on the right, eyebrow. Ho favors the theory that there were two eugaged In the murder? a man and a woman?which accounts for the ingenious and deliberate manner in which the dead mun was found laid out, 111 order to mislead tho officers of Justice by giving the impression that ili was a clear case 01 jrlo de sc. At a quarter alter eight the Jurymen reappeared and took their scuts, responding to their names aa follows:?William Klchardsou, Hubert Hpeer, Daniel A. Hobbins, Daniel D. Whitney, Michael Ifrunett, Thomas Wilde, Henry Howler, William Ilobinson, Owen Har.leton, Frank P. Gavin. Coroner Whitehill then said:? Gentlemen ok the Jury?It was nnderstood that we were to go on with the case to-day, buO since then 1 have concluded that it would now bo injudicious to <lo so. Tne case will, therefore, bd adjourned until Friday afternoon, at two o'clock, when we will again meet at tniB office. Funeral of the Victim. Albany, N. Y., March 24, 1873. ( The remains of tho lute Mr. Charles Goodrich; who whs murdered recently In Brooklyn, arrived in this city lust night. They were taken to an undertaker's, and thiH morning conveyed to tho Rural Cemetery and deposited in u receiving vault. Tho Rev. Dr. Darling, of the Fourth Presbyterian church, conducted tho burial services at tho cemetery. YACHTING NOTES. Tho work of rebuilding the schooner yacht Idler,' Mr. H.J. Colgaie, N.Y.V.C., is progressing satislactorily at tho shipyard of Mr. ileury Steers, (ireenpoint, L. I. Among the other uitorations 7 leet have been added aft, giving the stern on deck, irom centre of rudder post, an overhang of 13 feet. The topmasts luivc been increased 5 feet, the jibbooms 6 feet and the main boom 7 feet, whicii will, increase her sail about 700 square icet. Tins yacht, alwuys a lavoritc, when fully fitted lor the season, will Juvorably compare with any in the fleet, and it is surmised that the improvements made will greatly Increase her spued, as they will certaiuljadd much to her beauty. The spars of the sloop yacht Oracle, N.Y.Y.O., will, In a short time, be reduced, aud the boat generally overhauled. This work will be done al the yard of Mr. Steers. The sloop yacht I'syehe, Mr. E. N. Dickcrson, wilt have six leet added lorwurd this season. A new stern was giveu her lust year. When litted up she will join the New York Yacht Club fleet. The new steam yacht America, Mr. Henry NT. Smith, N.Y.Y.C., wul lie ready about the 1st ui auuu. mum ui nui uhiujiiuuij' ia til iiunitiuu ami UCE jouiur work is being rapidly put in place. Tlie schooner yacht Resolute, A. S. Hatch, N.T.Y.C., now lying at Newport, will be overhauled in a abort time and thoroughly roll tied for the coining season. The sloop yacht Addie, N.Y.Y.C., la about tfl change bunds. The new schooner yacht of Mr. T, R. Aston, R. Y.C., Is 68 feet 3 inches on the water line, 70 feet over all, 18 feet breadth of beam, 6 feet 4 inches depth of hold and 6 iect draught of water. She is centre-board. Mr. David Carll, of City Island, is building a sloop! yacht of handsome modci and tne very best materials for parties in New Jersey. She 44 feet keel, lfl feet 8 Inches beutn and 6 feet depth of hold, Mr. J. J. Treadvreil's new sloop will be launched within ten days. She Is 4z feet in length over all, aud will be added to tlie Brooklyn Yacht Club fleet. The Koston Post, March 16, in reviewing the yachting prospects lor the coming season, gives the lollo wing in formation regarding the several clubs In that vicinity:? Thk Eastern Yacht Club.?This Club is the largest ol ilte several squad rone enumerated and numbers umoug its members many ot the prominent citizens of Boston and New York. Jt lias no regular club house, but Its headquarters are at Beverly, wncre most of the boats arc kept, th? others being stored in private bout houses in the vicinity of swftiupscott. The Club consists of 350 members and forty-one bouts, the latter classified as centre-board and keel schooners and sloops. The olltcers for the ensuing year are:?Commodore. ; Vice Commodore, Htanton Whitney; Hear Commodore, John Jeffries. Jr.; .Secretary, Henry B. Jackson; Treasurer, Addison Child; Measurer, Frank D. Child; Regatta Committee, W. M. Whitney, B. Joy Jeffries, Edward Burgess, Alfred w innon. Boston Yacht is the oldest clob la this vicinity. having been formed in lsoe, but obtained no charter until the Spring or 1808. lb numbers 1-20 members and have thirty-six boats, divided into three classes, according to measurement. The club is In a very prosperous condition, although no lortnu! preparations have been made for the coming season. It has no club house, but one Is in contemplation. Annexed is a Hat ol the ofllcers:?Commodore, benjamin Dean; Vice Commodore, W. H. L. smttlij bear Commodore, Ueorge B. Dnrfee; secretary, Thomas Dean; Treasurer. Augustus Kuss; Measurer, 1). J. Lawlor; Trustees, !*. D. N'ickcrson. Arthur Cheney, B. F. tilbbs: Begatta Committee, Benjamiu Deun, A. C. Cary, W. H. Whitney, O. Jackson, C. K. lloss. Bevkbly Yacht Club.?This organization camprises 100 members and has thirty-two boats, classified the same as the Boston club. The association has no regular club house, but Its boats are mostly owned by gentlemen who keep them In various private bftat-houses or anchored off Beverly, near the railroad bridge. It is proposed to have a series of regattas off Boston, Nshant, Hwampscott and Beverly this seosoa. The following oilicers have been elected lor the ensuing year:?Commodore, Kdwarrt Burgess; Vice Commodore, WilUain C. l.oilng: (secretary and Treaaiii..f w k' wit11itiit/ * Mi'iisurer. W. W. Lewis: Regatta Committee' Walter Burgess, N. Honrs Glbbs, Charles K. Williams, Henry W. Lamb and w. f. Whitney. liVNN Y*CHr Crxn.?There are at present thirtythree boats in thin fleet and Itu menit>crs belong to tho Ciub. The following are the officers for 1873:? Commodore, K. C. Neal; Vice Commodore, Howard IK-nnis; Fleet Captain, George Halter; Hecretary, J. w. Haines: Trcsnrer, 8. F, Downes; Measurer, Allen Hay; Itegatta Committee, lj. A. Town, H. C. Btacey, W. B. I'hlllips, Allen Hay; Trnstecs, (J. A. Town, George I.. Bubb, ,H. J. Honey. Dorohkstkk Yacht Cmjb.?The Club numbers 153 members and has a licet of fifty yachts. Officers? Commodore, Uoolldge Barnard; Vice Commodore, Charles K. Fuller; Secretary and Treasurer, William II. Bangs, Jr.; Fleet Captain, William F. Halsail; Measurer, C. Boynton; Trustees, Charles E. Folsom, "William T. Adams, W. H. L. Smith; Regatta Committee, Commodore Barnard, C. E. Fuller, William AbltoU, Omar Coring, William H. Bangs, Jr. Two new yachts will be added to tho ClnbcHrly in the season. Sorrit Boston Yacht Clcb.?This Club consists of 145 uiemliers, and controls a fleet of thirty yachts, which arc all in good order. The officer* areCommodore, F. 8, Wright; Vice Commodore, K. D. Robinson; Fleet Captain, J. M. Ward; Treasurer, Thomas Christian: Measurer, J. W. Plerref Regatta Commit tee, T. R. Miller, E. D. Robinson, J. w. Pierce and II. J. McKee. Kcnkkk Hii.i, Yacht cum.?No changes have taken place in this club, with the exception of tho audition of several new members. The fallowing officers have beon elected for the ensningyear:? Commodore, Joshua H. Pitman; Vice Commodore. Charles t. Pierce; Fleet Captain, a. a. Rawrencej Secretary. Warren Kerrln; Treasurer, (leorge C. Mclvln; Financial Secretary. P. J- Henchy: Truatoes, Edward Cotter, Charles H. latch ami William R. Cooper; Quartermaster, John WUcox; Measurers, John Abbott and Robert Brown. The squadron consists of eighteen yachts, and a new boat is being constructed for Mr. J, B. baton, which is aid to be a handsome craft.

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