Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 26, 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 26, 1876 Page 3
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PENT-UP CTICA. Political Elements Ready There to Explode. Symptoms of Revolt Against x a Tilden Pledge. TIIE RIVAL NEW YORK DELEGATES. Horatio Seymour Calmly Surveys the Situation. POOH-POOHING HIS OWN CHANCES. The Republican Party Not Reipooiible for (he "Popular" Corruption. But the Ship Must be Scuttled to Drown the Rats. OMENS OF TO-DAY. Ctica, April 26, 18ra The rash of coming delegates began this evening. The hotels art already lull, sod there Is scrambling (or cots In oat of the way places. Vestibules and barrooms and street corners are lively with the interchange of ideas. From one dialogue 1 catch a sentence as fol low a:? '-Any man who assumes the position of Oeneral Jack, sou and attempts to dictate terms to tlio democratic party Is not my man (or the Presidency. I dou't care n damn who bo is." a The speaker had a hardy, sunburnod face, a big Roman nose and a full grisaly beard that betokened the experience of many fall eloctiona. Hia black folt hat sat on the back of his head as If bis lorchoad and eyes deQed the need of shade; indeed, the expression of that hat, bis coarse garb, his bold attitude, with one elbow thrown back on the bar, tbe vigorous, careless, easy style of the man irom head to foot, marked him as a tort of POLITICAL WALT WlttTXA.V, loundlng hta Independent yawp over tbe housetops of iemocracy. This yawp could be beard over tbe mur atur of all the voices of the hundred men In the room. But tbe three or four small men who reasoned with him in a deprecatory, beseaching way, eltber had no re sponse to make to this declaration or they would answer in a whisper, as If they bad an answer that must be kept a prolound secret between him and tbem. Thl. incident is typical of the whole discussion here on the subject of a pledged delegation, which is the only topio discussed to any extent. Oar friend, who ia of opinion that one Oeneral Jackson was enough, only expressed in a popular and forcible style tbe general objection of tnlnking democtats to tbe ex action of a pledge from the delegates to St. Lonia that they will, In any event and on all occasions, press the candidacy of Mr. Tilden apon tbe National Convention. This sentiment has a voico that ia vigorous and oat spoken and makes Itself heard. All tho answers are given in the toue and style and with tbe caution with which men communicate tbe points of an Intrigue. Indeed, It ia evident that if an attempt la made by the friends of Mr. Tilden to lorce the peremptory instruc tions of the delegation In his fhvor, it will be resolutely opposed and will greatly disturb tbe harmony of tbe Convention. Delegates who have been published as all lor Tilden are not for him to that extent, though they would be greatly pleased to aee him nominated. Mr. Seymour's name ia used In this connection, in a way thai he would probably not authorize If consulted. One man said, "There are 76,000 more votes in this State far Horatio Seymour than for Mr. Tilden." HOHATIO AND SAlirKU On* who probably does not banker for the candidacy 1 of little Samuel barrow* op hi* soul with Inquiries like thia:?"Suppose some other State, suppose Wisconsin, i Ibonld propose Horatio Seymour, what are you going | to do with the New York delegation, so tied up that ! ?hey could not assent to tbo nomination of the mad whom the democrats of this State would like to see i nominated above all others, oven though they may not ; themselves present his name?" Many who talk thus j are real admirers and supporters of Seymour, though , many others do not love Horatio more, but Samuel ' less. Animated against tbo King smasher for all sorts of reasons, they wish to give the expression of their oppo- , Billon the moral advantage of an unseldsh tone and an ; elevated purpose. They modestly recogulxu that thoir | own personalities, their likes and dislikes, do not con ttltate a ground from which Tildon can be assailed rflectlvely, and so they bitch their causo to the namo sf the must popular man of his party, in the hope thos to gdt the load of their dissatisfaction dragged np hilL | clbmihtm or moan's hthe.vqth. Some troublesome fellows are Inquiring whether this ! Is a Tllden convention or a democratic convention. | They say thev con understand a plodeed delegation If the programme Is Tildon tlrst and the democracy any j time, but If a delegation Is to go to St. Louis to agree : with delegates Irom other Slate* ae to what is wisest ! and best to be done In the interest of the democracy ' all over the country they can conceive the probability ; that Mr. Tllden may be thought of little consequence ' there, and that for a delegation to stand up and Support bis name at the peril of finding Itself at Issue , with all other democrats is to put the party in this i State In a ruinously (also position. This is n thought | which looms to Influence in a great degree tboao who ' to not openly revolt agalnat the pressure In favor of a | pledged delegation, though they arc at heart opposed toll. Mr. Tllden is conspicuous as a reformer. His name is associated In the most honorable way with the i actual administrative reforms In various parts of tbo State. In our city and out here on the canals It is con ceded that the canvass will turn in a great degree upon : the issue of administrative reform. With a canvaas waged on that issue many llnud men aro afraid to seem Indifferent to a demand made of them in the nance of a man famous lor his relorm record. They fear tho taunt that they did not do wnut little they might tu favor of relorm by supporting to tho utmost the name ol a democratic reformer. Tbey tear the effect of ihta taunt In tbelr local divisions. It la uken for granted that If the democrats do not nom inate Tllden at St. Louis, and it this Convention at Cllca does not go to the greatest extreme to secure such action, the republican* will point to this as an evidence of tbs Inslncerl'y of the democrats In regard to reform that they give tba cold shoulder to lb# ooiy tuau tbey bavo whoso name is typical of the purpose to secure political purity. Many delegates lear to become responsible before their constituents for such a result, and this somewhat nuwortby sentiment seem* to be the main strength of th* movement for a pledged delegation. DOKATIO SBYIIOl'R'S V1KWS. Cllca in ono of the handsomest little cities In tho conntry. ftutger slrest is one of the handsomest street* In Cllca; and one ot tho finest bouses in llutger street is tbs home of Senator ltoscoe Coukliug. There 1 found Governor Seymour, end there wo used tho house of the distinguished republican Senator to dis cuss, In hi* absence the impending ruiu of the repub lican party?at least Governor Seymour put the case in that monstrous way to the lady ol tbe bouse, who Is < bis sister. In tbe couree Of observation on the prospect of parties Mr. beytnour said ?"I recently laid that the republican party had lost tbe confidence if the country and that the democrat* had not gamed It, and that *aa not a random phrase, but one ibul , ? ems to me lo reflect tbe general relation of tbe ' parties to public opinion." ??But the sanguino democrats view their aide of the case more hopeiuliy," I said. ? My view ol the hopefulness of the case for tbe de mocracy li as bright as theirs," he answered, "but perhaps for a different reason. It seems to me that the leaders of both parties m launder aland the state of the public mind la some respects " ??la what resper.ts In particular?" "In respect to the relation of tbe parties lo eorrnp Men. Che democrats feel that thy can overthrow their gpponeuts on account of the developments it Washington. The republicans think that they can hold power it they throw overboard detected wrong-doers. The tetter proposition ts sol true st slL The former Is not true la thst stents " conncrrtos as old stost. "It Is in the direction of the truth, bat does not grssp U, thenV* "The common error Is In the assumption, which seems to be at the bottom of so much that is said about the condition of the public service, that all this lraod and corruption has suddenly growu up at tbo capital, and is now (ully exposed sod brought to tbo knowledge of (he people for the first time. These corruptions date Iron tbo close of the war. Frauds and violations of Isw hsvs been open lor years. Though known they were not noted, for the people were ludtfiereot to them. People were so filled with the pa-sloo engendered by tbe war, so absorbed in their purpose to save tbe Union, that regard for honesty, lovs of Justine, respect for law were like lesser passions overw helmed by the greater. It is always so, for s people wrought to great lever by a great occasion regard all lessor topics as unworthy attention, and rogues seise the opportunity. Then came tbo Utno of excitement,- speculative greed for wealth, a love for extravagance and vulgar a is play." "Crddit Mobilier piety and pout tradershlps," I in terjected, as tbo Governor rested n moment. "Luxury," he continued, "immorality, dishonest schemes, an aversion to honest labor sod simple econ omy grew op everywhere in our country. They de moralized, mors or less, all classes, all of which is shown by tbe constant disclosures of bankruptcy and defalcations all over ihe laud. Our governments, municipal, State and general, ara strictly representa tive, and In tbeir maladministration tboy have reflected errors and demoralizations thst begun with the people." XO PARTY STBCLALLY GUILTY. "Ton do not then accuse the republican party strictly?" "These corruptions are popular and common, sod are not the vice ot a party especially, hut the party that was In power reflected them. The people cor rupted tbo officials, who thereupon robbed and wronged tbe public. Bad It been otherwise a change of parlies would havo brought relief, but the action of all parties has been tbe same in this respect. Democrats and re publicans have floated with the tide and been tainted with the corruption ol the times." -'Republican corruption,therefore is only more con spicuous because republicans have been moat In office." "Precisely. Look at thu social condition of Wash inglou. I behove that If any ntomber of the Cabinet in the past ten years had lived within h s ralary he would have lost casio aud consideration. There has been a rago lor coarse and vulgar display, utterly at variance with the simplicity, the soli-respect and the dignity which once marked official life at the national eapltul. Mr. Belknap did not make corruption. Cor ruption made him what he la It laid hold ol him with a thousand hands tho moment be oame within the circl o of official patronage. He did not make it, any moro than-the wtntborcook makes the wind which moves it." THE MORAL MALARIA. "But bow doos this view of the origin of tho cor rupttoo cbango tbe relation to them ot tbe party not in power?" '-People aro not satisfied that the party out of power Is really say better in Its nature than the other. It must, therefore, deserve their confidence before it obtains It. It hae an opportunity before it, while the party that has been proveu corrupt mutt , yield its position. The uprising against corruption is not because the republicans are now worse than before, or because their crimes are now flrst known, but be cause the country is better than it was; because It has recovered Its moral sense and in this frame ol mtad It gives its contldesce reluctantly. There have been worse cases ol misconduct by our Ministers abroad than Sobeuck's case, worse conspiracies against per sonal safety and honor than tbo sale burglary affair, and bolder extortions than are charged against Belkuao, but tbe stories ol tbem fell on Indifferent ears, all were stupefied by tbe moral malaria "The developments, therefore, that turtle the conn- I try only do to because virtue and patriotism have been ' awakened, because the people have had such other tie- , velopraeaU as moral perception and regard lor public honor and the name of the country. In this changed phase or the public mind all will be called upon to do their duty. The publio men of wealth or tboao repre senting large latere** Mi ue iowger be tolerated in their policy of neutrality between right and wrong in politics, and there will be a Just contempt lor thoso men of business who are so much wanting In seir-ru spect that thoy deem it to be shrswd to My they take no part or interest tn i>olitics." TUK PKOPI.K KIPOBMJXO TIIKMHKLVKS. "You believe, then, that we are In the presence of n sort of moral revolution?" "Punishment is bringing onr peoplo again to tbeir | senses. They sre opening their eyes to abuses which, though patent lor years, they did not note. I am Arm In the tatth that the beginning of the second century of our national existence Is to be the beginning of a bet* ter state of publio and private morals, in which learn ing and ability will be more honored than wealth. Our legislatures, city, State and national, will represent a higher scale of merit and patriotism. I believe the American people are reforming themselves, and we ran have no other reforms of any value. Our governments will be all right when the peoplo are virtuous, patriotic aud Intelligent." WIIT DEMOCRACY WILL Sl'CCSSD. "From this point of view, then, one of the great ad- i vantages of the democracy is that they were not In power In tne national administration daring tho years ol the prevalence orthta moral malaria." "It would be a great deal to say that my party, If In | power, would not have boen corrupted in the times wo ; have seen, especially If I am correct in the opinion ' that the corruption in the governmout came from the people themselves; but It Is true that it the democracy had boon In power and adhered to Its own political principles, these vary principles would have shut lbs doors of the Treasury agalast il The greater corrup tions of the republican party have grown around the enormous outlays of lbs public money, wblch, as the i democracy hold, the government has uo right to make. But the democrats have not been in power, and they m will succeed to power lor that reason. They are not entangled as the republicans are in the aets of the past. They , can, as tho republicans cannot, make tho needrul thorough <b ingca in every department that has bo como worm-eaten with fraud. The republicans can no . more change the 80.000 place-holders who make 1 throughout the country the organization of the party than a man can change litis skeleton. Tbey cannot, If they wish, meet the demands of the public. They have lost tho confidence of the people and cannot re- , gain it at this time. Some of them are trying to save I themaeivoe by turning State's evidence and going bsck on thoso tbey have upheld so many years. This policy may save from punishment, but it never gains honor." I tms ssrcnucAS snip must ss sccttlxd. ?The republicans, then, can scaroely present a candi date good enough to win with?" "1 believe that many leading republicans wish to purify tbeir party, and that toe great bodv el their voters are houest and patriotic, but they must go out of power before they can relorm their organization. They must scuttle the ship and drown tho rata. Alter a time It may be raised again and be made of service to the Republic." "It is tbe courts of events, therefore, that co-ope rates with the dentocrats." "Yes; but tbey must not make tbe mlstako of found ing their claim to power merely on the misconduct of others. In ordinary times that would do, for only change would bo necessary; but now there is distrust of men and parties. Tbey must not ! only shew that others are wrong, but that they are right in their vicwe and purposes. Their purposes must be evidently and unmistakably public and patriotic. They must bring forward good men. They must not crtticloo others so much that tboy forget to look to themselves. Tbe confidence of tbe people is not to be gained by political strategy. It may be gained by s party wbieb proves that It is In harmony and sympathy with tbe revived moral tone of tbe nation." j PUBLIC ISSURS?-PRSSSST AMD PfTLltE. "As to the issues, there seems to be some difference i of opinion as to whether the currency or money 1 problem will not overwhelm relorm In the administrs- 1 lion." "It seems to mo tbst tbs subject of reform will be j the point upon which tbe csnvass will turn. The cur- ! renry question will be involved in it, bat (bediscussion will not bo nnrrowsd down to tbet point A good cur- j rsnqr will not el five us n good govsmmsns It j >? a great*lement la tbe problem* oI the day, but we uuit not lose sight of tile bet that good morel*, good administration of lb* government, good sense In law maker* aad patriot lam do not all grow oat of tool mouejr. The people are anxioua tor relief from taxa tion?relief from the abame which corruption haa brought upon tbe American character; anxtoua for a return to tbe honor, honesty and patriotism of the better day* of the Republic, and during the coming year* they will think aad talk and act upon theae topic*." TUK CAXD1DATKSL "Welt, hir. Seymour, a* to good men, there are a great tuiuty candidate* before the country." "Ye*, a great mmy. Homo of tbe republican candi dates remind me of tbe happy phrase of a farmer. Ho ?tood by the roadside a- a stranger came driving furi ously aloug. In tbo way some people drive fact when they are behind time. With hi* hone all loam, tbe stranger pulled up by tho lariner, and with an onxtoua and cuser manner. Inquired, 'Do you suppose 1 can reach town by main I' 'Why, ye*,' said the former, tranquilly, 'II you don't drive too last' Some of tbo republican* ar* exceedingly anxious and Uk*ly to drive too last." "But a* to democratic candidate*?" "A* to them, the West and the South seem likely to j have their own way. They are In sympathy. In fact, 1 IX we consider tlielr relation* to Die Mississippi River, I they are one people and they will naturally agree upon 1 a candidate satisfactory to themselves. It Is perhaps 1 only In their failure to agree on one of their own men, lu tho disputes of the trlenda of rival favorite*, that the nomination can come to tbo Ksst" MR. SEYMOUR'S roSITIoX. "Hut 1 have heard to-day somo strong declarations for Seymour." ?'Well, that does not moun that 1 am In the race. It Is only u kindly expression of some u! my Irtenda { and neighbor*. 'It 18 their cotupluneat to nie person ally, and must not oo regarded as politically sigulIleum. ft la like throwing a roso bud on one's grave, which does uot assume (but u man is a live man, but a dead man. Every boy be lieves tbat every <>uo ono else who looks at his sweet heart is desperutely In love with her and is himself nn eusy accordingly. Hot tbe llltlo courtesies of some of * my neighbors toward me inu-l not be misinterpreted ' in that way by llie friends of those who are really can- i diduies." "From what you have said of Western candidates it i teems lair to assume that you are not in favor of send- ? ing to St. I.ouis u delegation pledged to the support of j any candidate." . j ??Our Staio should not endeavor to lorce any man < upon ihe party. As New Yorkers we may feci very proud H the Convention honors one of our fellow citi- - iceus with its preference, but we should not for a mo- ; went Hike any position which seems to dictate that it i shall do so." arrival of ukleqatks. Three o'clock tuissltcrnoou louud I"Ilea comparatively quiet, but lew delegates having put In an appearance. Two hours all orw.'trd, however, tho scene was very mats- i rially changed. Considerable excitement now prevails. | At u'vu o'clock the New York delegation arrived, headed by John Kelly. Among those wlio accompanied him were Augustus Schcll. sheriffConner, Alderman howls, i William K. Huberts, Alderman Shells, Alderman Colo, | Jefferson M. Levy, Colonel Thomas Dtinlap, ! Junius Young, K. I). Gale, Pplice Justice j Dully, Honry A. Gumblelon, Thomas U'Calla huii, l'ark Commissioner O'Donobue and several i others. .Senator John Morrissev arrived one hour alterwurd, on the anti-Tammany side, followed by I Ira Sharer, Colonel Michael C. Murphy, Samuel H. ; Corvlu, Koswell 1). Hatch, Kmaneul 11. Hart and a \ largo outside crowd. The headquarters of both Turn muuiuiy aud unii-1'aiuoiany delegations are situated at tho thiiiei'tleld House. The Indies' parlor and a lurge i atijoiulng room lmve been assigned to tho lormer body, , and two capacious rooms on tho same floor are oocu- j pied by tho latter. Ihe Statu Cuutral Coiiinntto* | have a'oo put up ut tho Butierfield House. Mr. Kelly ! and Mr. Morrnsey, with a largo number of delegates I from all Sections ol tbe State, have taken rooms at j Bagg's UoicL Tint canal rinostkrs. Monroe, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison, Jefferson and two i or throe oilier counties of the Stale wore represented at an early hour of the day. These are itoe Canal Ring nniit districts, and a stranger |utssing tliruiigu" lieso knoisof excited men would imagine tlna Tilden had not a single friend in the Convention. Denunciation aud bitter criticism of the Governor's act* permeate the entire loue of discussion. Tuminany Hail delegates aro uot behindhand in the onslaught." Tbev do not disguise in tbe slightest mauner their leeling of opposition to Mr. Ttldei- OS course the actum of these men is entirely guided by the orders they have received Irom their leader, Mr. John Kelly. Not one of theiu dare acknowledge that his soul Is bis own. Tho speech 01 Mr. Kelly betore the State Committoe at Albany, In opposition lo a pledged delegation, sounded tbe key note lor their future action. It is a singular spoctscle. The alliance of Taintuany with the Canal Rir.g thieves as an ellort to crush Mr. Tilden Is canvassed by inde pendent democrats with laeltuga of great inortlllcation. It la looked upon as a ruinous step in the o|irniugol the democratic Presidential campaign. Dock Dcnnison, ot Syracuse, ono of the leading canal contractor*, is al-<o here, but keeps remarkably quiet. Kx-sewitor Lanntug, cx-Assembly man Johnson aud others, who made a light against the U vcrno. *s canal polioy in the last Legislature, argue openly in opposition lo tho pledge system. They vigorously advocate the claim ol Horatio Seymour for tho Presidency. Judge Church comes next lu hue of promotion irotn thoir standpoint. The plan evidcutly uppoars to l>e to push cither of these distinguished gen tlemen to the trout and light Mr. Tilden behind tbeir backs. But. si s New "York local statosmsn might elo quently remark, ??Tbe thiug won't wash." I'bo mass of respectable delegates see tho game, and will tight it down when the Convention asset utiles. TAX MANY AND ANTI-TAMMANY. ' Onn of tli* ruain isaucs to be decided In the Convon- j tiou to morrow will be us to the udiuiMioD of Tarauiany i and anti-Tummiuiy delegate*. It Id a nice quoetion, and may, an ui S> rue mo last October, engender a good ? doul ot laid bloo'i The tight, of course, will be made | bciorc the committee on contested scats, which i* to I he appointed by the temporary chairman of the Con- j vent ion. At Syracuse, it will be recollected that nrgu- I mcnls were made on behalf of lain many by John I Kelly, and on the twrt ot anti-Tummany by [ Tlioiuua J. Creamer, Ira Shafer, John Morrlsn-y and others. Mr. Oswald Otlendorler also appeared be- I lore ihu committee. High words and hitter personal | altercations disgraced the harmony of this gaiteriug. j Charges auil couutorchargea were made by both aide*. I The insult then offered by Mr. Kelly to Mr. Otlendorler i ha* bean sluce taken up by tho Oermau voter* of New ' York, a* ovideucod in the renuit of tho latt November j election. The wound thus indicted still rankles and I gnaws in the hearts of our German fellow citizens, not i alone In New York city, hut throughout the Siaie, j and it* effect must again be tell with renewed forcwat the corneal* ot nest November. It l* to he hoped that | atich proceeding* will not be repeated within lbs com- : lug few day*. Tiir. qckntio* op erioic*. The great question, however, leading all oihera in \ the decision ot the delegates, is us to the course to be pursued on tbe projection to pledge iho Convention. Ot course, tbe Canal King interval* cannot hear of such 1 un idthi, and they may huvo some good reason* for their opposition. Governor Seymour, tn his Interview else w hero puidishcd. does no', in any way commit himself to the doctrine, but the next course to advance and one which will proitabiy be followed, is the projiositlon toal- I low the delegates to follow the old time maxim ot casting llietr votes at SL l.ouis as a uuil. Tills will practically . answer the object sought to ho attained by the Gov ernor's Irieiids, as be will no doubt have a majority of tbe New York delegation Irom the various Congres sional districts. T imuiany would like to sen ibo Gov- , eruor's laudation brought down simply to tbe |ias*age 1 of a resolution indorsing ins administration: hut this 1 doe* not go far enough. Such a light as Mr. Ttldeii has made against corruption In public |daces doaervos. they say, a beilor reward than the mure adoption of a ver nal compliment by USfl delegates of his own party as sembled In solemn convention. this contkmtant*. Tbe KuticrUcId House presented a busy scene to night. Tho Plate Central Coimuiltoo, with Haldol Ma^one, Jr.. in tho cbmr. assembled in oou ui llie larje parlors on the second lloor at eight o'clock. Tbe anti lauimaby delegate* met down stairs on tbo lirsl Hour. It was rumored In Ui* early part of the evening that a suggestion ha-' been made to (lie loaders of i be con testants to admit oue-tbird ol tbctr number to the Cob* vcutinu, but such a proposition would not be euler j taiued lor a moment bp the auti Tammany leaders. A meeting wan organized shortly utter eight o'clock with Mr. Ira HUaler in Iho chair. Ihu question was dis cussed as to i lie admission of members to the lloor of ' the bouse st the Convention to-morrow. At tbe last Mute Couvt uiiou a resolution was introduced by Mr. Ucebc providing that Tammany Hall should alone ho recugni/.el as iron. Now York*cny. In this con nee tloo. slid at this eaily stage of the proceedings. It I* claimed, and very proper ly loo, that such a resolution did not bind the present body. A fWltlM ol tba I anti-Tammany deinguies, consisting ol Messrs. Ira Shalcr, Jerome Hndd aud Etnan uul K Ward and Penators Morrissey and , lii.xhy, was then appointed to go upstairs ' and demand ticket* (Tom the Mate Committee for the floor of the i ijiera Ho<ise. ihey arrived at the door , of tbe room w hete llie Statu or.anization was tn >es sion. The Ceftierus at the entrance, r*-8orgeani-at- . Arms of ihu Assembly Brown, tarrtod the masaafl* in- i .Hide A pause of over half an hour took place, during which the ami Tammany representatives waited tin- | psiienily in llie hallway. Morrissey looked savnge , uud so did Miiicr. llun caiue ll.e announcement ; irom the inner sanctum thai an answer would be sent , down within an hour, aud the delegation withdrew. Si KM:* In the meanuhile the crowds increased In the hull- i ways and a tonic I the hotel. Governor Tllden s brother j walked up and down chatting coav.vially with a noin- i her of Visitors. Colonel I'elton, nephew and pnvalO bocrewry of Hi* Excellency, occupied a private room, surroutiued by several of the Governor's political mmt. lie sent oil despatch alter despatch detailing the situation. Tim sixty thrse lauimany dele gstc* *at patiently Mucking cigars in their headquarters, directly opposite tliuw of the Male committee Soniilor kcriiau walideiud Hi, ami was im mediately buttonholed by a host of inquisitive indi viduals, who wanted to kuow bow matter* looted. In numerable speculation* were advanced as in what ac tion the .Stale committee would take. Tbo selection of tne temporary chairman mutt give a positive coe to tbe complexion of ibe Convention. Till. I KXFOR AMY CHAtMNANanir. The State Commute*! did not adjourn until eleven o'clock, it w*a then ascertained that senator John G. Jacobs ha<i been selected lor trmjiorary chairman of the Convention, The Intnmnny deisgaiion will be ad ranted t<> seats among tho delegates, while It was agreed that I ha anii Tanmanyften were to be provided with tickets to tbe body ot the Qua vet tan. Taa right of both deviations to vols and take part in the proceeding of the Convention nuit ?then be determined by the Com in it ice ou Contested Seat*, it is given out to-night that ami* Tammany will be ullowoJ some representation. The delegates at large will probably be Horatio Seymour, If lis consent* to act; Senator Kernan, Lieutenant Gov eruor Borsbeitner and William Puree!I, of Rochester. Tbe Convention assembles at twelve o'clock to mor row at tbe Opora House. Everything to-night con vinces ihe most skeptical ihat Governor Tildeu has ibo Convention in fcis hands, but be will not insist upon a pledged deleg.iiio i. BAY STATE REPUBLICANS. THE SELECTION Of DELEGATES TO CINCIX- | XATI?11HIBTOW OAIXINO STBENOTH FliOM ulaine's weakness?the uveal candidates FOB DKI.EOATE8. Bosrosr, April 25, 1876. There Is a lively interest, mingled with a multitude ( of uncertain speculations, over the Republican State Convention which is to be held here to morrow, for the purpose of choosing delegates at large to the approach ing Presidential nominating convention at Cincinnati It Is a now departure lor the politicians ol either party to hare a State convention m Boston, and the deier tlou of Worcester on this occasion is properly attributed to administration intrigue, manipu lated through the righteous Collector, Sim mons, In order that the Custom House and Navy Yard crowds might more readily and con. venlcntly participate in tbe proceedings of the body. When the Convention was called, some weeks ago. tbere was s lingering hope that it might possibly be carried In the interest of Grant, but tbe events which have atuco Intervened have utterly extinguished all third term em hers which may have been previously slumbering in MassarbusettA In fact, the present ad ministration has turned out so wonderfully corrupt within tbe past few weeks that It is questionable If llio Massachusetts republicans do not openly and formally express their disgust and Indignation in the Conven tion. MASSACHUSETTS' CHOICE. 1 doubt if even the nets of the Convention Will bo ' anything like a fair expression of tbo preference oft ho | Massachusetts republicans for the silccenser of Gen- I eral GrauL Coukling and the other candidates . brought forward in nthor parts of me country nro ! scarcely ever mentioned in the Eastern States, but it ! does col necessarily Imply that the New England dele gates would be hostile to tbo New York Senator if he loomed prominently and formidably at Cincinnati. Blaine, by ibo vigorous wire-pulling of himself and Irlcnds, has obtained quite a stronghold here; but it Is no secrot that some of his followers are inclined toward llrlslow, since the Matuc sutcsinon lias shown hunsell so lardy in mootlug tbe charges aiiout Ins connection with the railroad rings in tho flusn days or Credit Mohtlicr. Tbo moral support of Massachusetts would ho useful for Blaine Just at this critical Juncture mid It is among the probabilities that he will get such support Indirectly, i By Ibis 1 mean that the four delegates at largo, who are to bo chosen, will not be pledged to the support of any particular candidate, but tbev will, nevertheless, ho ardent and enthusiastic supporters of tbo ex Speaker. views or Massachusetts co.xgkhhuk*. Both Senator Dawes and Senator Houtwell are en- ' tburlnsltc for Blaiuo. Congressman Hoar, the Judge's brotner, also inclines to Blaine, unless the people sink : party discipline for honest reform?which he hopes iDcy will do?and then he Is for Brlstow ; sod the sumo may also be said of Congressman fierce. Congress man Yarbox, although a democrat, believes in Bristow against a weak candidate of bis own party. Thiirmuu and Bayard are his pets ta the democratic ranks. : Congressman frost is lor Blaine, and Professor Seelye, who claims to be no politician, is lor Brittow. and so is General Banks, Mr. Crapo and Mr. Warren. Mr. Chapin and Mr. Thompson (democrats) are divided in their preferences lor tho democratic candid do. the \ former'going lor Judge Davis and the latter for Han- ' cock. BBlsTOW'S CAUSE OKOWI.TO. The gathering ol the prominent politicians and active and teudfug workers ol tho party will Ik-very large, ami a goodly number are already on hand this evening. There are do Indications tunt inn proceedings will be bariuouious, but on, the contrary. It Is anticipated that they will be unusually lively and eulertaialug. Tne only candidates who sro entertained or discussed In tbe minds ol the delegates are Blaine and Brlstow and the contost will bo between the supporters of these two aspirunts. Up to within a very lew duva tho Maine stalusmau bus seemed to have the Inside track, and even now he lias many warm sup porters who xt ill make a rigorous fight for the selection of delegates who will fully commit themselves to labor for Ills nomination. The association of his uumo with the Pacific Railroad scandal-bus perceptibly woukcued tho strength winch be commanded In tbo .State a fort night ago, and nis plausible explanation and defence couie too lato now to avail liltn much. The Bri-uow inovemcut. on the otner hand, seoms to huvo developed Itself suddenly and sim ultaneously throughout tho State, and tbe indications t<v-nlgbi nro that delegates friendly to his nomination for the Presidency will be solcoled* at the Convention to-morrow. THE CAM til PATHS SOU HKI.EUATKK. The friends ol boib Blaine and Brut tow held prelimin ary meetings this evening to arrange for the work abend slid discus* be merits ol the tuen who shall be selected to repreteui the State at C'nctunail. Tbe Claim- parly will present lor delegates Governor Rice, Judge K. Kockwood Hoar, of Concord; General Coegswoll, of tialem, and Edward Learned, ol Pltlstlold, uud the Hrts tow ticket winch will be ollcrod will hour tho names of Alexander H. Bollock, of Worcester; Richard H. Dana, Jr., of Cumbridge; Prosident Chiidliouruo, of William's College, and Rev. James freeman Clarke, of Boston. THK MKTUOUIST surrouT. The latter ticket is universally admitted to lie the strongest, and tbo fact that Mr. Bullock's name up pears upon it is an indication that the New York con lerence next May Is an undisguised movement in favor ol Bristow. Tbe Committee ou Resolutions will t<e of a Brisiow complexion, comprising such men as.I. Rus sell Uiwell, freeman Clarke and J. M. Forbes. The Convention will meet at Treinont Temple at noon, and will be presided over by 8peakur Sanford of the House of Representatives. WEDDED TO CHEIST. TWO NOVICBn MAKE THKIIl SOLEMN PROFESSION IN THE GOOD 811X!>HKRI> CONTENT. What Is known in lbs Catholic Church as tbs "Devo tion of the Forty Hours" is now in progress at the Convent of the Good shepherd. hut was interrupted yesterday Tor an hour to allow the ceremony of the prolossion to take place. The high altar was beauti fully decorated and illuminated; a carpet covered tho Boor ol the chspol in front of the grating; and, whtlo the choir sung tfce hymn of welcome, the nuns, in their long white mautles entered the chapel, the two novices knelt before the altar grating, and, atiheeloMe of the hymn, the Ketr. Father Nolan, vested in sar- j pike and stole and cope, offered tho sppropriate prayers and presented each novice with a lighted taper, bidding her place hor coutldence in tiod, as He is the light and strength of those who pal thotr trust in Him. Tho choir ibeu sung ihe hymn, '*Com?, Holy Ghost," and at the conclusion of this the novices sat down near the grating, while the priest laid aside Ins cope and preached a most ela-piont seriaon on Hie lessons taught by the Good .Shepherd, exhorting his hearers to practise in the highest perfec tion His attribute ol tenderness toward the lost sheep. Alter the -urmun the priest resumed his cope, tho nov ices knell before him and he asked them what they re- 1 i|uircd. Their response was that ihey wished to m.iko I their religious pro east on in the order of tho Good Shepherd. He interrogated llirm repeatedly on tins poiui and their reply wa-t a continued demand to be re ceived to their profession. The priost then asked the Mother Superior II sho and the community were willing to receive these novices and she replied that they were, and oil wished to live did oie in the union ol peace and charity witii Jesus Christ. The priest then said:? "Since you persist in this demand, come to accomplish what you have resolved ones." The choir sung, "I will offer my vows to the ls>rd heiure ml His i people. I will coUKccraio myself to Him at the entrance ol His temple. "Each of the novices then rend inovowwuicb - no had previously written, and which, onou made, is irrevocable, promising to God povurly, chastity, obedience and devotion to the work ol reclaiming tho unhappy creatures who seek lor rofugu and protection 111 the h -uses of this Urucr. As s<MU as each novice hud read Iter vow she signed her u..u?e to it In the presence of the priest and people: ; the choir began the I'salm, "Hear, U God of Jacob;'' j the Mother and her assistant placed a crown of white [lowers over the veils ol tho two sisters, the priest gave t" each of th-.-ui u silver heart as a mark of their consecrate n to tlio 'Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ;" j tho two nl-dcrs sung "This is the place ol my rest; i hero shall I dwell, lor I have chosen it." The priost tl en said:?*'M) .sisters, now you are do id to the world and to yourselves, to live' no longer but in Ood, 1 in solitude as in a toiub." The two sinters then pros- ; traied thltrlres on the tioor, and the black pail was held over thrin by their ilittr cempaoions, while the choir cimnied tho office for tho rieaa. When this wu* ii.imbed ttie pull wu> withdrawn, ihs priest i-stb.-d to them 10 arise and clothe ih?ni-<-ivea with the bghl of lite, Jesus Christ, und their lighted randies wrre again given to thorn. Tney again knelt before the priest, who g.iVc th- in ea h a cruclt.v. bidding them [ollotv tho example of Jesus Christ and remain lastcned to it till death. They replied, -bod fnrhid llist 1 should ] glory in auyiliiiig but in the cross id our laird Jo-us ; Christ, by wh ch thu work! is cru< itle-i to oto and 1 to : the world." Tne oboir iMwmd, "For it is no longer j I that iive, but ( hrist that liveth In nie, Jesus Christ , by whom tin- world is cructQea to me sad I to the world." Thu ifiest limn offered propers lor theoi. gave a sp<cinl tossing, and hsdn tin.ui "go tu peuco ?sCod bad scceptod thoir tocrifloo, and turning to wnru the sltar lo- luioned the "TO Pstim," winch the choir i-ontiuued, whne the Mother Miperior gave hor new children the kiss of peace, and they, going from rhoir to cnoir, gave it to thu other religious, ins pro cession then reiornn-d snd leu the chupel, while the choir continued s liymn of praoe. Tbs newly pro fissoi soou appeared in tin- pnricr* where their triends on ? red oordiai congratulations, wline Hie clergyman and a lew mviteii guests repaired to tho classes for a short visit ol Inspection. Tlis officiating clergyman was tho Her. A. M. Nolan, assistant pastor oi the C'n-irch bt the Nativity, as<-:itod by the Itev. Josaph Dutbsier, cnsplstn ol the in-mutton. The names of the two ladles are Miss Mary Donshsy, Sister M. St. (lertrsde, snd Miss Ann Coi-n. s ster M. nt Francis A-sisiurt, both of whom art of Rot ton. to w hteb place limy return at oars, as tney only cams to the Mother Mouse hers to moke their nevttmte sad prwfsssto*. OBITUARY. BABNEY WILLIAMS. Mr. Birc*y Williams, the popular and genial Irish E comedian, died ai bis residence, No. 41 East Thirty-eighth E atreet, at bair-paat one o'clock yesterday afternoon. Six weeks ago be was seized with an attack of pleuro I pneumonia This disease, alter two weeks, yielded to the treatment of hla physician. Dr. Waller M. Flem ing, bat was succeeded by cerebral ana-niia?a loss ol circulation of blood about the bruin. When this trouble set in Mr. Williams became au almost unrou irollable maniac, and U took absolute force to keep him in hi* bed. He raced day ana night, with lucid intervals of a few min utes' duration, when he would call his family around him, and converse with them klnuly and intelligently. A consultation of physictana was held three weeks ago, at which Drs. Van Buren, James R. Wood, Flint. Clymerand Fleming were present, and , it was their unanimous opinion that if the patient did not recover in a very short time meoingiti* or paralysis would follow. As subsequent events proved, meningitis supervened on last Friday, and Mr. Williams bad two strokes of paralysis yesterday?a aiigbt one at four o'clock in the tnorning and another at nine o'clock, afier which time he lay perlectly unconscious, in a completely oomatose state, till the hour of bie death. During his last hours all his immodiato family and the greater part of his relations were at hie bedside, and, kneeling down, gave the responses to the prayers for the dying, which wero read by Kev. Father Henry McDowell, pastor oi tlio Roman Catholic Church of.Si. Agnes, who attended Mr. Williams through bis illness and prepared him for his last change by All the rites of the Church. Among tlioso prescut at hm do. mine wero his wife, his daughter, a girl of thirteen years, Mrs. Williams' mother, Mrs. l'ray; his mother, his two sisters Mrs. Mauus Kolley aud Mrs. Clara Evans; Mrs. Williams' brother-in-law, Mr. ticorgo Drow-uo, and bis old irieud Hon. William K. Robluson. Shortly niter li s dentil Judge John Ik Brady ami Kev. Thomas Duoey cailud ul the bousu. Mr. and Mrs. Florence, who wore playing uii engagement at Boston, wero im mediately telegraphed for aud were expected to arrive in this city Inst night. It is ouly thirty-live years since the good people of tin* city tir*t had" offered for their favor iho Irishmau on the stage as u specialty. (It course there wore Irish characters in all sorts of old druinaa, but stamug in Irish characters was hnrlly known. Tyrone Power was the first to undertake it. and be succeeded In domestical log the feature winch has ever since In vari ous luruis bcin a strong element in our theatrical entertainments Power llrst gave us the Irislmiau as a ra tional heiug; not long afterward John Biougiiaiu showed lie might also be a gontleniau; aud later klill Dion Uoucicauil hits ruised him iroiu the whiskey still slid the peat (Ire 10 the regions ol chivalry and pueiry. 1 Poor Power sailed away iii iho ill-starred steamship President, in March. 1*41, aud neither he nor the ship have ever been hoard Irani, tieniul John Urougmuii I still remains iu.ittiful to In* many New York irlends, and Mr. Houeicault Is in Kiigluutl, where he promises to glvo John Bull his Iteus about Irelnud and hur grlev- [ auces. Barney Williams will probably bo reroembcrod as tbo last conspicuous representative of tbo traditional Irish, mm?the ragged, reckleu, whiskey-drinking, ignorant, quick-wilted, half-civilized creature, whom Spenser called "these wl'd Irish" and Bbakespeure scarcely deigned to nutlco, and then with undisguised aversion. Ilaruey Williams (whoso real name wus Bernard O'Flaherty) whs born tn Cork in 18JJ, ana c.imo lo this couuiry wmm about ten or twolvo years 0)4. He Ural begun io bo known among Hie Are boys?having se lected Good luteal Kugino, No. 39, as his luvorlte?uud many a song and dance did the youug Irish lud give 111 the buuk room in Dover street, though making no pretension* to artistic ability. Csstiug at>oui lor a trade, he cboso printing, and began an apprenticeship 111 a job oillco 111 Wall street; but he had already served as the oillco boy 111 ttio oillco of llie Courier and Enquirer newspaper. A characteristic anecdote is told ol him at tins time in ins hie. Fonder ol In* tricks than of the dull routine of ofllco work ho managod to gel tnuisoli discharged, and an adverti-c utoul wus inserted in the puper for another boy. But Barney was at the door bulore any ouo else, and to each lad who came with the intention ol seek lug the place he satd, "Och, you needn't go up stairs; they got u boy two hours ago. ' There wero no spplicatiuus in consequence, and so he managed to secure a rc-eogagetneuu In those days It wus common for editors and even Job printers to give order* on Iho various theatres at dis cretion, aud, of course, the typos were uot too modest to ask for tlieiu. Youug Barney hud the run of the Park, the Klcntnond Hill and the now and niagnltlcent Bowery theutres, und, like many other priulers' devils beiore aud since, lie look a liking to tlie players una de termined to crowd into the profession it he could. His duucing ability had become known, and, alter watcluug a chance fur a long time, he got into June, Angevine A: Co. 's Circus, at No. 37 Bowery, wnore he nad an "act," consisting of a soug and Irish breakdowns uuueed 011 a springboard*in the centre of the sawdust ring. But his ambition was tor a higher place, and he kept his eve fixed upon the dramatic stage. Ilio grout succc.- s of the Bowery induce I oilier entorprl-e*. and in Sepleiu l*(, 1435, tbc Fruuklin?a liule box ul ? placo, otilv j about twenty IIvo loot wide??u opened on tho south Hido ol Chatham Mpiuro. Small us It wns, ll bonstod hucIi plavors as iho Seltona, inclnUiui; ?'Jemmy Twitclier," Wlllism Uufns Blake, who there* maiie his 1 first appeurahco in this country; Billy Mitchell, after- | ward manager of tho Olympic; Joo Jeltersuii, then a mere I my; Alexins Fisher, Mary tianuou, the lirst Mrs. Haiubhn. N. H. Bannister aud other strong saints. Barney was a "Stipe" an<l an apt scholar, and alter pa tient waiting made his first iippournnce in a speaking part In a beneUI perlortnauro ou the 28lli of July, 1840, the part being Bat Kooney. Ilia brogue wag genuine aua his success immediate. Small, agile, quick of apprehension, a lair singer and a good dancer, his march was rapid and easy to what was then con sidered a high position Ho held to the little Franklin for several years, itiougb the house was poor property. In the spring ot 1842 the Franklin opened us a variety house. 1'he famous negro dancer Muster Diamond was one or the company and Barney was another, and was hilled to dunce the "Cowchoaker," a burlesque of Fanny Kls-ler's "Cachuca." About 1845 Mr. Williams played In Philadelphia and other towns with tolerable success. In Aognst of lliat I year he liecumn the manager of the Vuuxhuii Garden, lu the Bowery, opposite the Cooper b'mou. which, i however, he did not long retain. In the course ol Ins , prolcssiuital bus-ucss Barney had become well ac ' quatnled with a hundsome young nctroas, Mrs. C ha ties | ilcstayer. Tina holy t*ecaine a widow about 1848, and I In 1850 alio and Barney were tuarricd. From this fit und pleasant union Mr. Williams dated hla artistic and pecuniary success. Mrs. ilcstayer was ono of threo i sisters, tho daughters of Samuel Pray, an attache uf ? severnl tboalios, whose career closed suddenly at the Broadway, ou tue 2 2d ot April, 1848. Ou that evening tho large'dauiask drop curtain caught tire Iront the glaring ot a movable light, aud the carpenters barely saved the bouse by ciitllug thd hoist rope and letting the curiam drop to the singe. Tho drum or roller caiuu down also, striking Mr. Pray on the head and killing him in an instant. The threo daughters were, or bad been, to the ballet for some years; one (Maria) wua then Mrs. Mestayer, now Mrs. Barney Williams; another (Malvina) subsequently became Mrs. William J. j Floiuueu, and is well knowu In tho profession, and the J third la the wife ot George F. Browne, an actor ol some note, ana a Uouiiace ot wide reputation. About tne time Barney and tbo fair young widow i went into a lite partnership there was ou thu siago a bad player kuown as Yankee UHi. whoso caricatures of j the Dowu Faster worn more outrageous, It possible, ' lliau tha pictures of Irishmen drawn by Williams. But such stud was tmpuiur, and so attractive that even our 1 inimitable "Falstulf," the veritable Baron Hacketlbim- t sell, cotntosrcudcd to don short, striped irowsers, with ' seven inch sirups, and talk through bis nose and whittle ! a stick around tho stage, protending to portray the New Knglsnd Yaukee. Thank Heaven, the animal Is now classed among the extinct s|ieclea Mrs. Williams oul Herodod 11 rod by conceiving and bringing into Iho world a still worse monstrosity?the "Yankee Girl." What sb? made of it, and how she enforced !l with a ' voice peculiarly adapted to the work our ringing ours can still remember. Wn nad thus a double team, ro to speak?tlie unnatural Irish man and the impossible Yankee woman. Turning over the tiles ot iho Htiui.u ?s hod iu tbo autumu o' 1850, Mr. ami Mrs. | Barney Williams as sisrs at the National or Chatham 1 Theatre, Harney in i he customary Irish parts and tno lady in Yankee caricatures. Worthless and untrue aa tbeso representations wero the people eagerly fought anu supported them, the Yankee impossibility became a pusitive aod paying reality, aud Iront thai lime to tno present tUero have usually been large and en thusiastic audlenoes to web onic and applaud Mr. and Mrs. Williams in a lino ol character* Irmu which tbey never to auy extent departed. It is unnecessary in lo low their career. Husband ' and wile worked hard and failblutly in their vocatlou, travelling many times over the Foiled States, and playing in F.oglaiid and Ireland (iiotu 1855 io isftii) wild unstinting -uoceas They reiurued in 1880, and ; played ?t Nihlo's aud the Broadway, and again visited the leading cities ol the country, occasionally preceded or followed by Mr. and Mrs. Florence in busiuess almost exactly sun nr. In Ins habiu-ia business sHairs Mr. Williams was always prudent, and some roars ago was able to socuro ' a charming villa at Bath, Lnog Island, where, during the inlet vale ul resi, the couple enjoyed and inado others enjoy the pleasures ot -octal in* in a liberal and iletighifi.1 manner Mr. Williams bad besides the flne ' house nn Murray Hill in tbo city where b? last resided, 1 and was, therefore, more liberally blessed with the world - goods (ban actors gonersily are Mr. Willtauia' ' DM child wa? a boy. born in Nevernber, 1850, and dv flig In ndhuicv. fho next and only child was a girl, born iu line city, October 24, 1808. she la now living, and, as may be supposod, la the espeoial love and pride of In-r i'rieinls and relatives. Kelercncc to tho cluei cliaractera played by Mr. Will iams is scarcely oecessorr. He was at home inmost ol the old plays in wulcb Irish lire was depleted; but of lot# years he proierrnd dramas written especially or adapted )or him, aucb as "The Fairy Circle, rbe Count* Boogab, " and th? like. Mm last engagement m this city waa at Booth's Just be lore inn bemusing of the regular season Inst autumn. The most recent movement in which lie wna Interested was the efTort io ?!??? a monument to the memory ol the late James T. Brady, Ins final tllneaa alone orevenhag him troiu car rying this design to complete success. Mr. Williams inline cd the faith of bis lathers, and wna ever ready io give Ins service* in aid of the various charities ol the Church, especially tho annual benefit of th* Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum. Arrangement* lor the funeral of tbo deceased actor will not be mad* till to-day, but it waa decided last night that ho should be burled from Ik btepboa'a Human CmMollO church on Moot Twenty-eighth street THE STATE CAPITAL A Money Belief for the Emigration Commissioners. THE COUNTY TREASURERS' BUI. Equalization of Taxes and Aa. sessments. Albamt, April 25, 1878. The fact that MviraJ of the d?inocr?tft> Senator- au4 a large number of tbo members or tho lower bouM are delegates lo the L'tlcs Cooventioo acted to-day aa 8 surt of dauipcr on tbe general proceeding* in botg liou-es; for tbe dcmocruu who were to leave town 14 the alternoon were so lutent upon getting their carpel bags ready at their hotels, and tboco wbo are to remaiq behind wero so unwilling to do anything IlkeworK while there was a chance to talk in tbe lobby about tbe probabilities at I'tica. that it wan quite impossible td make things go smoothly. However a* on Friday last the Assembly bad decided to niako tbe Ogden bill for Til U UKL1KF OP TIIK KRIUKATIOR I'OMRlbSIO.VKH* a special order at noon to-day even tbe most unwilling wero compelled toru couple ot hours to make at least 4 show of work. Tho bill aiibrded tlie speculative phll> autbropiatsu wido field to roain around In. Mr. O'Hure and Mr. Muller, of New York, took a tlrm stand 14 (avor ot tbo bill, O'Haro showing that an appropriation oi $200,000 was an absolute necessity, in order that lh? reign of tho "runners'' should not again be Inaugurated with all Its rile forms of viliany and outrage. Mr. Mul ler spoke at considerable length on the 'importance of the bill. At tbe closo of Mr. Muller'a remarks Mr. OgdeS moved thai tbo blank in tho bill be tilled up by Insert* Ing $200,000. Mr. Sloan attempted to have this motloib so amended that tbo appropriation by tbe Stale shouidf he contingent upon a lailure of Congress to make an up* propriatiou; but finally, alter soma debate, modified hi* amendment so that no tuoueys should be paid unde4 the not alter Congress shall huva made an appropria. turn. Thus amended the hill was ordered to a third reading. TBS COCMTI TRKASl'RKKS' BILL. The bill, which passed the Seuato some time ago, re quiring county treasurers to deposit tbe funds ot ihtl# respective counties in de-dgualod hanks, the Interest on the funds to bo crudlted to tho county, was fully dis-9 cussed Id the Assembly. Aflor being'amended so that Monroe and Seneca counties, whose treasurers are nosp regulated by a very stringent spools! law, as well S4 the counties of Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Catta raugus, Kings and Sullivan, irom the operations of tb4 bill It was progressed. One of the members daring the, discu.sttoii declared that the oppositioa made to the bill was prompted by Influent OS exerted bp the county treasurers' ring. Mr. Ogden, of ttroolu lyn, a man whoso houosty and pureness ot cbaractel are beyond the reach of even suspicion, was very lm ovor this charge in view of the fact that he had announced that ho was opposed to the bill In toto, nu4 be dented that bis action was influenced by any othet motive tnun it senso ol duly and right Mr. Urabum. who let slip tbu declaration about the treasurers' ring, made an egregious blunder wlicn be attempted to drag such a member as Mr. Ogden iuto tbe gradually growing circle of members who do not look upon rlugs with an unfavorable eye. A Uiti KKSOLVK. A certain member of tbe Assembly does not llkt tha wny the New York correspondents talk about tbe honor* able members, whose actions sometimes do not look as honest as other members. Ho has threatened, it <? said, if he cannot gel even In any other wuy with the correspondent a he will horsewhip them. This cer tainly would be a big Job; and I doubt, Judging from what 1 have been able lo seo of tho member in ques* turn since the opening of tbe scssioc, whether be bat brains sufficient to discern the difference be tween u good and a bad .horsewhip. It ia nn old threat tins horsewhipping of newspaper men by fellows who do not relish the outspoken course of tbo newspapers, and it ucmunts to very little. News paper then are generally able to take pretty good car* of themselves, ond when it comes ngnt down to ptstolf and coffee tor two the horsewhip bullies very oiled find out that tb* coffee is uol all on one side. TUK KAIUtOAD COUlllTTKB. Despite all the dr nmu ii made lor an investigation into their uctlou on the "No Scat No Fare" bill, lb* Railroad Committee refuse to oak for one. Kilhan has rot yet asked lor the appointment of that commuted ho was eo determined lu have the Speaker appoint ovor elx weeks'ugo. Is the committee afraid that tho lacia will rumo out If an investigation In held? kql'ALIXATIOX Or TAMKN AMI ANSK8MMK.VTH. The lull to provide lor tho correction and equaliza tion ol laxos and asses-menis waa amended on its pa-sngo In ihe Senate, providing that ponding the re view or any sssi'iMincut, or pending any proceeding lor tho correction of any allegoil illegal or crronoou* am KoesnientN the collection of any tax or any portion thereof against the party or partlca booking audi re view or conteailug lu legality or correction may be suspended by the execution und delivery to the Col lector or Receiver of Taxes of a bond. with satlalao tory sureties, to bo approved by a county judge or any Ju'tlco of me Supreme Court conditioned for tho payment to tho proper authority of auch por tion ot Maid unpaid tax as shall finally Is- adjudged la bo just, lawlul and correct, and also conditioned lor tim payment in case any asscssim-m complained of aliall be fully sustained by auch tlhal judgment ol iuterest on auch suspended tux ai tho tato of twelve per cent pet annum, 'i he Court shall have power to punish aa fur a coutempt any disobedleuce to any order or Judgment made under the provisions of this act iu respect to tug asaessuieuu reviewed. ASOIIISK SHOOK I.T* (.UAJITtH BILL. The Committee on Privileges aud Klo. tlous will hold another session tomorrow, when "Bob" Furcy, of Brooklyn, und several others will be examined as la wbat they know of the charges ol bribery alleged against live of the republican nu-uibors of the Assembly who voted against the Ugdeti cbarter. It Is said thai tbe committee havo discovered a party who, It is al leged, acted as tbo holder of tho corruption land w 1K b, it is charged, was raised for the benefit ol tho-o members who would uot vote lor tbe bill If properly ruuvinced. Who tbe individual la or whether thecuoi mtueu are on ibe right track or uot ta not yet ascer tained, tbo members refusing to furnish any Informa tion on the subject. The Committee on Cities this evening reported fa vorably tbo Brooklyn Charter mil introduced by Mr. Ulggdis list January. I Ins bill is a far more sweeping measure than wan tbe Ogilen bill. Tbo latter retained tbe needs of de partments, but tbo Biggins bill provides that all tbe de pertinents shall bo miuood to not only ono Commis sioner each, but legislate* out ol oillce the present heads of departments and gives to the Mayor and Com mon Council the appointment of the u?w heads, tun appointments to l?i made ten days after tbe pas sage ol tha act. Tbo reporting of thla bill during the absence of the democratic members of the committee who are si Ctlca created no little indignation among the democrats who wera in tbe the Houso when the announcement of the report wss made. Mr. Bradley roan and asked what tha report was, and on ascerulmng Its purport declared lbs set of the Coinmltioo on Cities ' du-tiomirsbln. " Shortly aiicrwsrd Mr. Higgins offered a resolution that tne mil should be referred to tho drat Committed ol the Whole uot full. Mr. Ta linage rose to debate it, when (he Sjicakrr ruled that ilia resolution was uot de but a Me. He then moved that the House adjourn, which wns lost. Mr. Lyon, also of Kings, then ofibred a resolution US recommit the bill to the Committee on Cities. Belfera a 1 cirecl vote was taken upon it Mr. Bloaa moved to lay the resolution on the table, lie as id that ha hoped tho resolution would prevail, as be felt certain that the re publicans were nut desirous to do anything in the absence of a majority of tbe democrats that would look like a trick. Tho motion was carried and tho Brooklyn democratic members hroalbed more Iruely. UraggLATivi MUSS. Tbe bill drawn np by Dormaa U Raton and entrnated to isenauir Rogers lor securing fair dealing and justice between tbo local govornmoni of New York city, Its odicers and agents ami those who may fnraish servioos lor tbe same, was killed to-dny in the Bensle. It wad one of a host of Raton's bills that have met with * like late. The Xcnate passed the Assembly concurrent reso lution to adjourn on May 3. only tfve voles being re corded in tbe nenuive. Owing to tbe lull in business, occasioned by tho Utica Convention and tha absence of a score or so ol democratic members, vary little can be done between now and tha day died on fbr ad|onra moot, and it may In> necessary lor both houses to re consider their action, though the prooeedlng la rare and only iskan under great pressure. arbuM'a bill regulating investments by Ire In surance companies was lost on the tblrd reading. Sena tor Harna explained that last winter a bill had pasted tbe Legislature giving the companies permission to in vest in smclta of other Stales and in mortgages on such lands m othenStates as were within ttio immedi ate vicinity ol New York state. The companies were not satisfied with ihe privileges conferred in that bill and now awed lor additional privilege*, la was on. I toted to the bill, since under It the companies would go on and invest aa they eboao without limit. A uaoinl rule has bm adopted in the Senate, oh motion of Mr. Ctrard, restricting oration* to five min utes' time. Had this been observed since tbo beginning tbo Mounts would now ho in n bettor condtuua to ad journ The donate Committee on Commerce and Navigation gave a hearing to Dr. Vaadorpoel's rounaoi. Lyman Tremain, and to tho Qaanatio* Commissioner*, on in# question ot making I bo quarantine estabhehmeat Mif sustaining. Commissioner J add spoke in behalf 01 Mi# bill, which is the same aa the one introduced la tbo Assembly by A J. Campbell, providing that foarda ttne shall be run by tb* Commies loner* without any ? expense to the Sieie, and the Hanlth <Ulcer he pott a salary. Mr. Tremain argued in oppomttw, and In sisted that tho Coramiaatvaeia ibemaofeue should too abolished, aa Ussy war* aaaroiy ornm?11?nfcw>

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