Newspaper of The New York Herald, 29 Nisan 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 29 Nisan 1876 Page 3
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WASHINGTON. Passage of the Legislative Appropri ation Bill by the House. 1MTANT POINT OP ORDER DECIDED. Decision of Jadgi Cartter in the iilhoon laheai Corpoi Can. TB BWOIST STEAL Of ALL TB STEALS. Secretary Bristow's Connection with the Mary Merritt Case. A 1M1M.T ACT TO A KENTUCKY HICHBOR. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Wasmnotox, April 28, 1874. tn recusant witness habeas corpus case? KXLBOUBH TQUOD OVER TO THE CBIMTMfcli COURT AND ADMITTED TO BAIL?FEXLIXO Of MEMBERS OVER THE RESULT. Judge Cartter, to-day, tamed Kllbourn orer to tho Criminal Court of the Dietrlet to answer according to lav on an indiolinent found by the Grand Jury for con tempt of tho Bouee. He founded bia decleton entirely ?n the law, whiob prescribes that a person la contempt ?f either houao of Congress shall be handed over to the Court to be tried, and fixes a punishment of fine and Imprisonment He refused expressly to consider the questions whether Congress had power to make the Investigation which Ktlbourn roststed, or whether It had power to demand that be should exposo his private business, and how fhr, to aid In the investigation. The Judge remarked that if Congress found that the present law, enacted by itself, Interfered with lis powers to in vestigate, It was able to change the law, or it could re peal it and fall back upon the constitutional power of each house in the premises. Meantime it was the Court's duty to take the law as It stood. Fow members of Congress have read the opinion to-night and there has been but little discussion of It The matter has been relegated to the Judiciary Committee for consid eration. Kllbourn is now under $&,0U0 bail to an swer to u criminal indictment for contempt under the low. The Judiciary Committeo will probably re port that the law should take ite course. It is said that Mr. Hoar, who voted not to surrondor Kllbourn, Is in dignant at the action of the Court; but it is belloved that the lull and respectful consideration given to the tuse by the Court, as welt as the grounds upon which Ibo decision !b founded, will cauto general assent in the House. It is, howover, certain that of those who voted to give up Kllbourn a considerable number did so In the beliuf that Judgo Cartter would remand him to the custody of the House, as Jadgo McArthur did Irwin at ibo last session, and there Is a good deal of Jealousy among members of both sides of any inter Isrenee with the power of tbe House over its wlt aesses which may become evident fROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Wabrinotox, April 28, 1871 SHE PROGRESS OP BUSINESS AND THE PROS PECTS FOB AN ADJOURNMENT?PASSAGE OP THE LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATION BILL?THE SEC TION TRANSFERRING THE INDIAN BUREAU TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT STRICKEN OUT OH A POINT Or ORDER. The passage by the House to-day of the Legislative Appropriation bill Is significant of the determination of that body to expedite busioeee, aud tho solitary fact of tho paaaage of this bill is already taken to mean that Congress will be able to adjourn, or at least will make an effort to adjourn, by the drat or second wook in fund. The question, however, la newly complicated by the impeachment trial which le likely to lake up so much or the time or the Senate and of tho leading mem bers ol the House, who must attend as managers, that tho enthusiasm of this evening over the prospect of an adjournment before the dog days may be premature. Tbe element of dolay involved in tbe subject of tho impeachment trial is not readily calcu lable, and may defeat all projects for s speedy adjourn ment. Should tho House And eventually that tho ses sion will have to be prolonged into July it is likely that a recess will be taken to enable the members ol Con gress of both political parties to attend the Cincinnati and St. Louis conventions, which meet only thirteen lays apart. Tbe discussion of the Legislative Appropriation bill occupied forty live days, tho session some days running fhr toward midnight. Tbo chairman ol tbe Committee of tbe Whole woilea discussing it was Mr. Cox, of New York, whose rulings during the lengthy debate were never excepted to At tbe last boor?when the Boose d'scusscd tho section transferring the Indian Bureau to tho War Department, which section bad been tacked on as a "rider" to tbe bill In order to force tbo Senate to adopt tho measure should the independent bill to make (be transler be dolc&ied in the Senate?the point of order was made by l'roieisor Seelye that the matter was not germane to an appropriation bill This point IIr. Cox grace!ully referred to Speaker Kerr, who de cided it woll lukon, and the section wot stricken oat. WHT THE NATIONAL BANKS FAVOR THE MEAS URE ALLOWING THEM TO ISSUE A LARGER PROPORTION OF CURRENCY?A SABLE GENTLE MAN CONCEALED IN THE FENCE. Some surprise has been manifested that tho banks Should be so active in urging tbe measure which pro poses to allow them to issue 100 per cent, instead of being confined to ninety per cent of tbo amount of bends deposited as collateral with tho Treasury, when the tendency of late ou tbe port of tbe banks gener ally has been to lake in instead of to pal out currency. It tarns out, howover, that there is s colored gonHe man in thla little proposition whose sable bead eame to View in the committee yesterday. Tbe beaks do not want tbo law modified to permit them to issuo more notes. They really want to be allowed to draw out tbe ten per cent ol surplus bonds which would stand to their credit is tbe Treasury, and soil tbem. This is the secret of their anxiety, which bss struck so many people as being inconsistent with the Interests of the actional banking busiuess at tho present time. THE QUESTION OF TUX JUNE PAY OP THE ABMY?A SIMILAR DEFICIENCY IN THE NAVY PAY APPROPRIATION?HOW THE DEFICIENCIES CAME ABOUT. It tarns out that not only is there likely to be no pay fbr the army lur tbo month of June, but tbe navy will probably sutler lu tbo eame way. It will be remem bered that iu Juuo last me officers aud men of tbe srtny received no p.iy Irom (ho 16th to tbe 30tli of the mouth, on account of a deficiency in tho amount ap propriated bv Congress lor that purpose The same smojut was appropriated?$11,400,000?lor tbe fiscal year ending June 30 uext, aud the deficiency lor the present yoar is estimated by the Secretary of the Treasury and tho officials ol the Pay Department at flMU.UUU Secretary Bristow leal month sent a letter to tbo House ol Representatives asking for this amount, in sdditiou to f &0O.O0O to pay ibo amount still dus irom June. 1876. Tho House Committeo on Appropriations lasertod the following paragraph In the deficiency bill:? That the sum of $1,166,000, remaining to the credit ?I the appropriation lor pay ol tho army lor tbe hacal ytar 1874, li hereby reapproprtaied and made available 1 rum and alter tho passage 01 this aci for the following purposes, namely:?To pay tbe sum ol $6uo,0U) or ?o much thereof as may bo nvcetaary lor pay of tbe army from June 16 to June JO, 1H76, and tue remainder of the lirsi above nuincd sum ahall bo available to meet any deffioiency lov pay ui the army for tbs current fis cal year. Ibis paragraph was passed by tbe Senate without tmendment, alter having |Mu>eod the House, and tho bill Itaell is now in Ibo bands of a conference committee. Tbe balance araltable lor this year, alter paying lbs amount duo lor June, 1876, la $666,000 only, and ibis 9tU bo sMU ISiiber reduced by s ruling which will shortly be mad* which win materially Increase tha amount to be paid to officers for actual expenses while traveilluf oh duty. The eailmata (or $000,000 deflclency waa figured aa closely a* possible by tha Pay Depart ment officials, and the explanation of ilia enormous Increase orer the deficiency of last year, when Uio ap propriations were for the same amounts, Is found lc the Increase known aa aerricu pay or "longevity" for offi cers and men. The amount to be paid In Juno will net probably be for more then one-half the month, and will come vary bard to many officers who were obllgod dur ing the pest year to sell their "June pay, 1878," vouch ers at a loaa ol from 16 to 30 per cent discount. In the navy It Is believed by persons who ara familiar with the state of affairs that there will also be bat half pay for Juno next. Nearly the whole appropriation of $8,260,000 has already been drewn irem the Treasury upon requisitions, and whtlo there may still bo consid erable amounts In the bands of pay officers of the navy at tha various offiess and navy yards and on vessels In commission there can scarcely be e sufficient amount to oomplete the payment of over $1,600,000 required. Last ysar It was eurrcutly said that the entire appro priation lor the "pay of the navy" was exhausted some time prior to June 30, but tbo payments wrere completed by a system of "borrowing" from tbo appropriations for the purchase of provisions aud clothing. The fact that ao large a number of vessels are aow lu commission, far In txesss of the number at any previous period alnoo 1886, has tended to tncroaao the expense by giving "sea pay" lo a vory large number of officers who wonld otherwise receive only "shore duly" or "walling orders" pay. Notwithstanding this Secretary Boboson distinctly told the House Committee on Naval Affairs recently that be had plenty of money for the yoar and would not ask for a dollar for deficiencies, and no esti mates for the Navy Department wera therefore Included in the latter of Secretary Brlatow. CABINET MEETING TUB QUESTION 07 BENDING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS TO THE COBGBEBSIONAL COMMITTEES. There was quite an extended discussion to-day at the mooting of the Cabinet In regard ta tbo executive order forbidding heads of departments to furnish original papers to Congressional committees, but as Secretary Bristow was engaged before Smith Ely's oommiltae no coo elusion was reach od, and notion was postponed until next week. It is believed by the democratic members of Coalfield's committee that the President will, in this instance, respect the necessities of the com initio* and recede lrom the order. The democrats argue that the papers, being In the custody ofa clerk of a department while they are being examined In the committee rooms, era guarded against danger of Injury or loaa. Should the President Insist upon hts order It Is not improbable that a resolution will bo ollered in tho Bouse formally requesting the papers required by Caulfleld's committee. THE PHILADELPHIA NAVT TABD INVESTIGA TION?AN EXPRESSION PBOM MEMBERS OP THE COMMITTEE. The chairman and two members of tho Bousa Naval Committee stated to-day that, while they bad not ex preesed any opinions nor given oat any Information in regard to tho ealnabtlity of this person or that In con nection with the Irregularities of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, still tbs evidence which they had taken when printed would show that of all tho "steals" which had been examined iu tbo investigations the "steal" at the Philadelphia Navy Yard would prove to be the biggest. Th* arrangements made by the De partment and other officials la connection with the transfer of the silo were simply of an outrageous char acter lrom the fact that a piece of ground which one of tho committee said waa seven inches under water was taken for that which was eligible la every respect. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. WAsttuaTosr, April 28, 1878. SXCBETAEY BBIBTOW AMD TBI XABY MKXKITT CASK?TBS IKVKSTIOATIOM BKPOBK THE COM MITTKB ON KIP KM D1TUKK8 IM THK TRKASUBT DKPABTMEMT?MO FBOPKSSIOMAL. COMMECTIOM WITH THK CASK OM THK PA EX OP THK SXO BXTAEY. Tb? Committee on Expenditures In the Treasury De portment (Mr. Smith Ely, Jr., Cholrmon), began to day the investigation of the charge agalnat Secretary Bris tow In regard to the releaae of the berk Mary Merrill. Secretary Briatow, Solicitor Wilson and other ollicora of the Treasury Department were present Edward K. Johnson, of Milwaukee, testified that be was attorney for the owners of the bark and petitioned the Treasury Department for a remission of the for feiture of the vesae.; h* can., to Washington, when Senator Carpenter Introduced htm to Secretary Brie tow in the presence of Solicitor Wilson; he had some conversation with the Secretary and tho Solicitor about tba remission of the forfeiture, In which the Solicitor said ho was in flavor of the remission; secretary Briatow declined to have anything to <lo with the matter, on the ground that be had formerly assisted Messrs. F eland and Evans, tba attorneys lor William L. and Stephen E. Trtoe In the case; the Secretary also mid he had been suddenly called to Philadelphia that afternoon; the witness did not see blm again. The wit ness, In farther progress of tbs Investigation, said the bark waa released on bis petition, as be supposed the releaae was signed by the Court Judge Gate, who introduced in tbe Ilouao of Repre sentatives the resolution under which this Investiga tion is conducted, aBked the witness if be did not tell Judge BubbcQ, of Wisconsin, that Secretary Briatow bad said at that Interview that ho (Briatow) would leave tbe department for u few days and let Assistant Secretary Consul flx up tbe case. Tbe witness replied that be never mado any ancn statement Uo might have told Judge Hnbbell that Secretary Briatow said he woe going to Philadelphia, but U had nothing whatever to do with the pending case, and tho Secretary did not tell tbe witness anything about going away lor that purpose. In reply to questions by SocreUry Briatow the wit ness mid there was no charge of fraud against tbe veasai; that tho whole ground of forfeiture was on points In the Reciprocity Treaty and nad nothing to do With smuggling. The Secretary read the following from the resolution directing this investigation:? And thereupon one of the attorneys for tboowners of said voseel applied to said B. H. Briatow, Secretary of tbe Treasury, lor a remission of mid forfeiture, to wblcb said Bristow replied that be would do nothing himself, but bia private secretary could 0x it up. and tne said attorney met hie private secretary and bad tbe forfeiture remitted. Tba Secretary naked tbe witness (presuming he waa the attorney alluded to) whether there waa any truth In that allegation. Tbe witness replied it was wholly untrue; the Secre tary never mid any each thing to blm and be never mw tbe Secretary's private secretary. Secretary Bristow?DM I not tell you that I had ren dered some Irieodly assistance to Fcrlaad and Evuus, without lee and not aa an attorney, and tberafore de. dined to act in tha manor, but wbite I eould not act 1 believed that every petitioner bad a right to ba beard T W iloose?I do not recollect that aa the precise lan guage, but it waa to that effect. Secretary Bristow?Did you over make any arrange ment with me la tbe pretenoe of Sonators Carpenter and Wllaon. or In tbe absence of either or both of tbem, tbst I was to loavo tha deportment and 1st some one else 8s lit \\ iluces?No, sir; It is false in every particular. Secretary Bristow?Did you ever know any person in the Treasury Department to have anything to do with Una case in an improper capacity f Witnaaa?No, sir, aototm Judge Hubbell, formerly raited States Diatrlct At torney for Wisconsin and until tha spring of 1876, tea tiOed that bis first Interview with Mr. Johnson was twenty days before tbe final remission ol tbe fine; John ion bod colled on him to ask whether be bad re ceived any communication from Washington to aa ar rangement for the release of the Mary Marritt; John son reported he bad just returned from Washington and louad tbtngs there very favorable, and that Secre tary Briatow was going to Philadelphia and would leave j the Aaalataut Secretary to remit tbe fine or release the Mary Merrill; tbe witness understood Johanna to aay | this to bttn more than once Tbe Chairman?DM you understand Johnson to say I that Sect story Bristow waa going to Philadelphia, with | a view that the sctUemsat might be made during but fiMMdhr Wltaaae?1 do not give my uaderetaadtng, but what Mr. Jobuson aatd; Johnson toM me such .etlleuieut j would not be made uolem I should give tny assent. The witness then produced copies of cot tespondcnce between Bluford Wilson, Solicitor of the Trraaury De- 1 paitment, and himself in relation to the Mary Merrill , in the summer ot 1874 and the terms of compromise Thane dM not meet with the concurrence ol toe wit- j new for the reasons stated; bat Anally ha gave hi. oon ?ant .ad went luto court and tiled the warrant of re mission. The judgmeat waa satisfied, and thua ter in * naied hi. conneetioa with tbo ca*e. In ihe counts of the examination Secretary Brtatow ?sked the wltnoM whether he did not know that the predecessor of the praoent Solicitor, Mr. BanHeld, hod gono carefully ovor the ground, and said that the of fenco charged agaluat the Mary Merntt waa merely technicalT The witness replied that he recollected something of It Secretary Bri.tow naked the witness, who taetifled that ho wui throughout oppoaed to the remlaaion, by what procesa he changed hi. mind f The witneaa re plied, because he waa oMured that the department wan prepared to make the remtaaioo, and thua arreat fur ther legal proceeding., and becaoae he tbougpt It would be done anyhow; he bod nothing whatever to do witn the remission of the forfeiture further th-n give hi. aaecnt He wu pressed ao bard by Mr. Young, who was almost frantic, and who had an interest In the result, that be yielded, not wishing to stand la the way of his neighbor. Secretary Brtstow asked?Waa not tbia your principal reason, that the customs officers, on Informers, should have their moieties f The witness replied that was so in part. They bod sold their moiety claims absolutely to Mr. Youug. During the further examination witneaa mid ha waa interested in the settlement to the extent of the two per cent he received on the amount of the Judgment. Secretary Bri.tow referred to the statute to show that Judgo Hubbell was not entlUed to recclvo such percent, but the Judxe took n different view oi the question. Judgo Hubbell remarked that In regard to the decti. ion In the Mary Morritt case by the Court and tbo ac tion of the government upou It, he had never written a word or causod anything to bo written or published further than what appeared In bta own letters. He had seen some allusion by iba Secretary of the Treasury as to having been removed from office. Ho held tbo office of District Attorney lour and n half yearn and waa removed by the President. If the Secretary of the Treasury knew of any act of his that was In violation of law or Intentionally wrong ?u opportunity should have been given him to deioud himself, but this waa not afforded. He had previously informal Solicitor Wilson thut he did not care to hold the office, Uie compensation being in sufficient, and was told by Wllaou, In lb# presence of several other persons, that tbere were no complaints against bi m. A few days only after ibts conversation he was suspended. Secretaiy Brtstow. in view of the statement Just made, dosired to make one. Representative Bright suggested that the Secretary be first sworn. Secretary Brlatow remarked that, In view of what the witness hod Just said, it was but common fairness that ho should bo allowed to make a statement. Representative Bright replied that the nm>^> of the wltftoss were made under oath, sod tin he. Secretary should be msdajn the ? Secretary Brtstow a^lbo v whether he mad -yCtr thought the gen ' *n Ing against hlm^i ,ii ? , The Chairman j , Bright'* remark MK 3 1 j ..... witness was made should be made In t Another member t , _ mentof the witness ^ | ing to do with the exi Representative Brig Hot, ,f the gentle man wished bis slot *nt 10/ go on the record, ha must make it under oaiu, and on this ha wonld Insist. Representative W. B. Williams remarked that the statement of Judge Hubbell should bo excluded from the record, end so tho committee agreed. Secretary Brtstow expressed the hope that the com mittee would not misunderstand him. So far as bo waa concerned ho did not wunt bta statement In reply (o go on tho rooord. Ho could take care of himself ouUlde. Tho committee than took a recess nntil Ave o'clock.1 Representative Bright then left hla seat, near one end^ of the table and passed, to Secretary Bristow, who was sluing at the other end. Mr. Bright was somewhat excited, and leaned over to talk to tho Secretary, who did not seem to be pleased with the nnoeremouions visit. The conversation waa In an undertone, kixug 1 gerated reports prevail or iho character of the dta j logue, but It Is said by a gentleman who overboard tbe j remarks or Mr. Bright tbut It had no reference to tho , pending questions. Tats little episodo was of brief continuance, and the parties soon regained their cnlni ) ness. On the reassembling of the commutes at Ave o'clock Secretary Brtatow recalled Mr. Johnson, who taotitfrd | that he gave Judge Hubbell a cheek lor $900, or two , per cent on tbe amount of the $15,000 remitted In the Mary Merrill case. The moieties to Custom House officers were paid out of the gross aum. Judgo Hubbell, waa also recalled and claimed that he | wasj entitled to tho money under the law as the warrant of remission required all ousts to be paid. Ha made I no agreement with Johnson, end It was passible John. 1 son came to him on tbe part of Young. | Secretary Bristow said the taw of 1871, under which j tho claim was mode, applied aloue to revenue cases and such claims wore allowed only whan tbo money was actually paid into tbe court. Judge Hubbell regarded it as a revenue case, and treated tbe remlaston of the money as so macii money paid. Secretary Brtatow asked witness whether be pub llalied or authorized any statement with regard to the I pending case, and whether be gave any information to Judgo Calo. Tbe witness answered ha had nothing 10 I do with Instituting this Inquiry. He eaid to Judge | Cato ho did not know why he was summoned as a wit ness. lor what ha actually knew of this ease waa a mat ter of record. He would prefer not to repeat whet Jndgo Gate said unless it were insisted on. 1 he Chairman remarked ha took It for granted that tho conversation botweon members of Congress and witnesses wore not subjects of Inquiry. He so decided, if tbat was tbo pleasure ot tbe committee. W. Evans, of Kentucky, formerly a law partner of Mr. Eeiand, spoke of tboir connection witb the Mary Merrltt case, and gave a history of the vessel He esid he came hero in the spring or summer of 1879, in order to secure tuo remission ui ine lorienurv 01 toe vessel. General BrlMow, linrlng rosigned the oflico or Solicitor General, wua al that Unit in ' Philadelphia engaged In railroad bail neat as an attorney. He stated to General Brlatow the object of hit errand and olTerod to glee him part of the com | pensailon. General Brlatow declined to take a lee, but said be would aaslat them la presenting the matter fairly to the Hecrctary of the Treasury. becrelary | Hrieiow Introduced blm to Mr. Banflcld, the solicitor, I mid was In fur mod it was the policy tbere not to grant ' I any remuaion oi forreitnre pending litigation. Sett | year the uttorneya agaiu came on. The Supreme Court . I ul the failed dlsles bad sustained Judge Drumuioiid's I decision in tlie court below forfeiting tho 1 vessel. They Mod a patttlon for a repealing I of the case with Secretary Kiobardeon who, until i ; a bearing could be bad, directed the suspension , of auy proceedings In the Mary Merrill case uatii lur ! ther orders. Mr. Brlsiow's conduct In the premises I I was merely an act of kindness, he baviog declined all 1 or any compensation, and was merely serving his Ken- I ' Iuckv neighbor. General Bristow, when bo assDled ; I the atiorneya. said that tbe Secretary was required 10 . I coubno bliiiself to tbe cortifleste of tbe Court alone. | | He did not argue Ihe I acts of the case. The Judge In I that cuse said distinctly there was no wilful negligent*) ; or irsud. The witness then read several letters ad , dressed lolilm by General Brlatow, by wbulh It up. pen red that the latter had no proleeeional connection 1 with the rase, und was very earelul to have this lact 1 | cieuriy and explicitly understood. Witness re laud tno j circumstances attending the aelsnre of Iho vessel, i which was for a supposed violation of law, and iho ; judgment oi the Court was for a hood of ilft.Odfc James Murray, eoncernod In iho vessel, owed William I,, and Stephen K. Tilee, who were pnrt owners, glO.uuu. The witness was their counsel and knew thst they never received one dollar of their money. Hie witness, in answer to a question ot Secretary I Bristow, repeated that the latter never had any under i standing, or agreement, or Intention, so tar sa he knew, I ol receiving any money lor advice in ibe caee. Out I oral Bristow- emphatically declined to hare anything to i I do with a lee. Secretary liristow called the attention of the witness I to that pari ol (lie House resolution directing tbe lures- i ligation In Which It Is said tbut "one ol iho attorneys lor the owners of tho Mary Merrill applied to U. H. Urisiow, Secretary ol the Trcaaury, lor a temission of | tbe rnrfelture, to which said Bristow replied thai list , would do nothing hltnaelf, but bis private secretaiy : oouid lis it up, and tbeaald attorney met bts private secretary and bad tbe lorieiture remitted." The witness repliod that the mention of the attorney I in the extract read certainly does not apply to him. Ho was nut tbe inao. f b?- committeo adjourned until to-morrow morn I op , UPtOTKD CONDITION OP ATP ADM OH TU TIXAfl , Boasn. There are no late reporto of outragea open A merican cttiaens on tiie Hw Grauda. Tho laiaoi advlcee to tho , War Department rcpraaeat affairs iff n hetlar oondi- I tioa SPAIN. Peculiarities of the People?The Caoiei of Their Non-Sueeess. Ex-Queen Isabel and Her Event ful Career. IYSTER10DS PRODUCTION OP A ROYAL FAMILY. Sensations, Intrigues and Scan dals of the Capital. CHARACTER OF THE YOUNG KING, Madrid, April 12, 1S7& Sp4ln la the moat unfortunate country In Christen dom, and all on account ol the Ignorance, stubbornness and extreme conservatism of Ita heterogenoous popula tion. Almost their only points of reseinblunco are In the dcfocta which Insure narrowness, to?ier supersti tion and retard progress. SPANISH lOIOSYNCltASlSS. Apart from being a very mixed race (there are the Basques, occupying the region they give their name to the Modcjars, a remnant of the Moors, the Guanos or gypsies and the .Spaniards proper), the people are in- ; tensely and literally provincial, each man's sympathies ! and patriotism being restricted to hla province. They talk and vaunt perpotually or their country, though j they seldom consider cny one their country man I ipaituuv) who Is not a native or the neighborhood they ' themselves were born and reared In. The Castlhaa | (be regards hlmsell as the only truo Spaniard) knows little and cares less for tho Audaluaiun; the Andalusiaa has no community ol feeling with tho Uuilcian and the Gallclan looks upon the Hasquo as an alien. The common people, who as a rule are suportor In character to tho more Intelligent classes, have a na. tlonal bond In tholr adherence to tho Roman Catholic lalth and In tlioir Jealousy ol und hostility to lorcigu Influences and lnterlcreuee. It Is thin which mulcts them so strong against Invasion, and It Is thoir exces sive provincialism whleh orcatos and losicrs inter, neclno strife. Like foreigners to one another in ordi nary times, dialractod with Inner dissensions, they band togolhor and oppose most obstinately any ex ternal foe. Loyalty to their sovereign was once nearly as Or in a source of union aa tho Church itsolf; but ol Into tho Spaniards have been unable to agree upon a sovereign, and, moreover, politics hero havo grown to ho so di versified as to seem chaotic. There aro, among mon archists, the old Bourbomsta, the Carlisle, the Isabclhsts, the Alionslsls (the last two ap jtear lor the tirao united); then tboro are tho republicans, liboral and conservative, and 'be camisaaos (the shirtless), as they ate desig nated, who are the most radical of Communists, the fiercest and most violcut of agrarians. The pchtios of the country aro as different as tba poople, and they are likely to continue so, despite pres ent appearances. The existing tranquillity Is merely a lull. Don Carlos has qulitod the country, and the Cer ium aro declared to buve been put down. So they have boon temporarily, but they will rue again (their loader has announced that he has by no means surrendered hla cause) when they find tholr opportunity. It would ! be well for Spain If they wero effectually suppressed; 1 for they represent the traditional policy of Church and ?IfUte, and are wholly reactionary. POOH SPAIN. Una cannot help wishing that soma good might como to Spain, whleh teems to l>e the solo country of Europo that loams nothing and forgets everything. It la mournful to tbinPbuw little she has done for civiliza tion iu the past 300 years. Ferdinand aud Isabella ure almost tho lost sovereigns who wero ol benefit to her and the world. Kven Charles I. (Charles V. of Ger" many) hart more than be helped her. lie abolished the principal rights of tho towns, and restricted the powers of the Cortes. The vast wealth which Cortes' conquest of Mexico and Pizarro and Altuagro's sub. jugatlon of Peru aud Chill had accumulated Charles i wasted in hla unjust wars, and be burdened the laud I with taxes. Philip 1L by bia bigotry and tyranny | crippled iudej^uc-'<ce and weakaned tbe .state, while I the despotism of the Inquisition crushed Protestant ' ism and the remainder of tbe Moors and Jews. Nearly i all of Philip's successors were either Imbeciles or ty ; rants or both, aud so the condition of tbo oountry has I steadily gone from bad to worso. No wondor the people incessantly repeat, "Poor Spain! poor Spain I" She Is poor In truth; hat they i might make her otherwise If they would discard their | provincialism and rise above ibetr superstition. They seem incapable of taking any broad or intelligent views of government or afi'atrs, of anything, indeed. They ' are warped with stubbornness, corroded with conceit. ! Fancying themselves to be the Itrrt nation of Kur.po, 1 struggling under adversity, they are really a third rum Power, aud they owe iheir lulc-riority to causes they ? can easily remove. stauxaxt coxskrvatisx. I Tbe position of Spain la all iho more pitiable because [ there is no nosd for It whatever. Sac relui.es to march In procession of progress; the shuia her eyes to prog i naul facta and vowa that the lacta do not exist, bleeped in poverty she has the means at hand of becom ing rich. In her soil are mines wun.li, If properly worked, would lilt her to prosperity, yield bur cduca , lion, inspire her with energy aud uiubitlou, transform : her destiny. What country in Europe has such mineral wealth aa aber Shu has gold, silver, mercury, copper, tin, iron, ziuc, coal, uisniuth, cobalt, calamine, antimony, salt petre. sulphur, aluiu, suit, alabaster, marble, jasper aud uisny seuil-procloua stones. Tho quicksilver mines st Alniuden, tho richest known, are extensively worked; so are tho iron mines in the Basque provinces; but the mines generally aro either neglected or tnado quutoly managed. Gold was once lound in considera ble quanutiea iu Aslurius aud Galicla; silver is abun dant iu tno Alpujurrus and the Hierra ue l.ujar and coal In the blerra Moreno and Asiurlus; but uo effort la now made to procuro ilium. The natives srs loo devoid of enterprise to work the mines themselves and they are uuwiiltng that ioroigu ers shall work them with any prospect ui profit. A number ol attempts have been made by French, Germau aud English companies to this end, hut they have been ahaunoned because tho people have thrown so many obstacles in the way. Tho chiel impediment is the superlative provluciulism alresdy mentioned. Not only every province, but every jiart of a province, would lay so sic lax upon ore or coal in Its passage through the country, and consequently the or? or cowl would lie rendered too expensive to pay for luking it out. Wlicu the matter was complained ol, when the fact was shown that such a course was in direct opposi tion to Iho national interest, the answer would l>o made:?"That maybe very truu. Hut the lux bus al ways been levied, and Iho custom cannot be changed. " flio whole spirit ol Spain is con la. ned lu this reply. All tliul a Spaniard wants for Justification of doing any thing or everything Is that it has boon done. Nothing weighs so much as thrt, The past Is iiioro than vener able here?it is sur.rcd, aud binding on the present and lutnra He abhor* novelty or innovation ol any kind above aught elan. ills most benignant wish is:?"May nothing new happen to you," which is one of tho sloes phiases of Iriends at parting and totally aud essentially Iberian. XX-qCXRN ISAUKL. The lipanlarda?the Uadriiein-u-i at least?are in high spirits just now ovrr what they believe to t,e the end of the Carlist insurrection; lor Don Carlos bad lew sympathizers iu Castile. They uppeur entirely wlll.ug thai ox-Queen Isabel should morn here; she IS daily rxfeuted, and she will he welcomed no doubt as the mother of their boy King. They drove her Iroiu iho inrono losa than eight years ago, und there won no op position to expulaiou from iho country. .She wa? so odious lor a long while that tin y would have Killed her II she had recroascd the ironiler; mid now ihoy have entirely recovered from iheir halo, ludeed, she is rather llKed. How long she will be it quite another ques tion. 1 h ivu never heard any one more bitterly de nounced than 1 have her in this very capital. She seems to have been hotter or less bad than m >?t of their sove reigns, toa 1 do hot moan mora.ly?(or she cannot bu del ended on ethical grounds?although the tlpalllurds are very lonieut to tho morals ol tl.o.r princes and princesses. Isabel used lo say tiiui her nnpopclirlty arose irom her good licarteduesi; tbai she was deposed because alio relused lo be tyrannical. It Is unsafe to say wny any .Spaniard was evur liked or disliked by the Hpamah. It Is questionable if they know why themselves They are well nigh as fickle as they aro obstinate. They will applaud a man to-<lay lor what thoy would have torn mm to pieces yester day. When 1 was hore In 1M9, Prim was virtually Dic tator, and appeared to bo generally esteemed and loved. Tbe next year b? was assassinated and nobody seemed to rogrot it. King Amadous Was approved for a tune, and men became odious for bo oiiunce of his. Kspariero, Marra, Christina, Narva**, Serrano, Cas tclar und scores of others have had their uay and night and their day again. The lortnnes ot Spanish loaders and princes vary here like tbe temperature. I have oiteu been asked what the ?t|>aniards wore fighting lor. and I believe Americana generally have given up Spanish publics In despair. They do not appear to know even how Isabella aver happened to be uu the throne, tihe is the eldest daoghter of Fer dinand VIL and hie fourth wild. Maria Christina. Tan King, having bo bob, repealed (March 20, 1080), lh* sialic law introduced oy I htlip V., and named the ex ps-cled oiUprmg of his fourth marriaso a* his au<cea*or, ihus excluding hie brother, Hon Carlos, who, by that lav, van heir presumptive. Ho died ibroo year* and a hull Utur. and the child Label was proclaimed queen. l>uu Carlo* look up arms to sustain his causu, and gained many adherents The eccluslaalicul authorities and conaervutivea (Modcrados) aided with hlni. and the party ot tho Qtiaan.haoaino tdeatiOad with tha Hbaraia (Kxaliador), while the Igucen Mother, who hud taken the tltie ot Kegcnt, guaranteed u conalltution to bpaiu. WMUTTKBSh. Tho contest grew very bitter, us civil contcais usually do, Isabel being supported by the greater part ot tbo people, and the Cortes deciding thai Don Carlos aud his tiolrs should bo* excluded fium tha tliroue forever. Peace having been concluded in the summer of 1HUU, Don Carlos tlod to Fruuce. Then Kspurtero acquired grout power and opposed the government. Ministerial changes, insurrections, abdication, dictatorships fol lowed, and ellorls were made to get pogaesaiou of ibu perm n ot tha young Queeu (later iu her IHe there was no trouble lu doing so), who hud her malonty udvauced eleven months by the Cortes, aud was put upon the throne. Intrigues, changes and crisesoouiiuued, how over,fur they ure Inseparable irotn Spain, aud will con tinue, probably, to tho end ot the century. as uxkatukal naubiauh. By the contrlvunce ot the Duke do Montpenaler, son of Louis Philippe, ol Prance, Isabel was married ou her sixteenth birthday to hor cousin, Don Francisco de Asms, Duke of Cundlo, and son of tho luluute, Fran cisco do l'uula, brother of Ferdinuud VIL the Duke do Mouipcusur, who hud lor wife Isabel'* sister, Maria FcrUinuuda LuLu, had tarelully seleciod lor his sister in-law a spouse whom ho and everybody else knew never would or could become a Labor. Tho Duke's Object was plain enough, since the tuilure of the (Jueeu to have cUildreu, winch was a foregone conclu sion, would make her owu oOspring heirs (o the throne. lauhel, ss may bo interred, was not long in discover ing her husband's conjugal uuhlncss. lie wua us in competent nioufWly as corporeally; and, naturally chagriuud and lmllgnuul ut the trick I hut hud been put upou her by the Orleans laiuily, she resolved to huve her revenge, ller lortu of revougo was, doubtless, sweot; lor it was strictly in accordance with her pas sionate inclinations, she is alleged to have said, "1 will show Louis Philippe and lus lanuly that I c?n nave children, notwithstanding the peculiarity ot the man w ho is legally in.v lord. Kvery wu.oau has u r.?Ll I'uni nature to bo her'own Judge under such circumstances aud also her own executor." bbs made no preieuco of loyalty to her husband. She gave great scandal to court circles here iroui her opeu ilirtaiious?lo name It mildly?with such men as she happened lo laucy. IH.VHKL IN YOUTH. Isabel was so very pretty aud attractive at that time thut she could have nud no uvea to go begging lor woo era Slie was plump to a point ol voluptuousness, grucului in lier mov. ments, lull of animation, iter dark eyes were very origin with intelligence, high spirit uud louder lire. Iter b.uck huir was ahuiiduut, her mouth seuauoua, but well shuped and oscululorily seductive. She talked well aud her manners wore engaging. Moieovcr, she hud a degree ol itn|iudoucu, not lu suy uuducily, which Is captivating lo meu In any young | and cniiioiy woman to whoiu they are not related by blood or marriage. No one who sues her now, or who hud mudo her acquaintance utter she was thirty, would believe ibis portraiture correct. Tho beuuty ol Isabel, like thut ut so muuy Spanish women, passed with her youth. A homelier, less rogtual woman than .-he has been for ilia last ten years it would be hard to Uud. She is more than uninviting. She is positively re pulsive. Her lucu is exueuioly coarsu; her itguro very gross. She looks rnoro like one of the rude washerwomen who make a laundry oi tho Monzauaros? when there chances to bo any water iu its bed?ibau a princess of royal biood. Her blood, howevor illustrious, must bo extremely disor dered, tor her complexion is usually covered with pur plo blotches, and her whole appearance and demeauor convoy lUu impression of the gross epitliot the Mud rtteuwus were wout to apply to her in order to dis tinguish her irom lsubul iuu embolic. KI'CKXTUIC NATKllMTY. She did not become a mother until nearly four years utier her nominal marriage, and then the sou she bore was so little pleased with this dreary capital (bo must huve been an InfHtiut of taste), thui, uflor glancing at It several limes, lie retired in aversion troiu Madrid and the worhU j Tho loltowlug yvur Narvaez was removed, aud suc ceeded by liravo Murlllo, which eveut Isabel celo | braiod, eight or niue month* later, by presuming a | daughter to the court. The next November (1807) sbo | hud another sou, who la the present King Alionso, and j in December, 1868, a second daughter, thus soeining ' i lo make amends. Since then she bus hud three uioro | children, the last burn, I think, more than ten yours i since. Sho is now forty-live. AN ASSASSIN. In 1852, whllo on her wsy la church with her first ? daughter, still ah Istant, oue Merino, a lituuticu! priest, I at temp led to assussiuule her. she wus slightly wuundod, < and the uiiuck was turned to account by tbu conserva tives, who caused the dissolution of the Cortes aud 1 the adoption of divers repressive measures, IXMBMCTION. Subsequently several lilieral generals were banished, whereupon Dulceiuid U'Donuell.al the head ol acivd and military insurrection here, succeeded in re-estuhlishiug a liberal government. Unco more Maria Christina Uud to Fruuce; the Qucun proclaimed an atuu< sty, re called exiles, opened it new Cortes und legalized the Hale or Church property. Then came revolts, cuup? U'itul, loo tall ol old Cabinets aud the lormation ot now ones, j cbauges of constitution, contradictory uud reactionary ; measures. Isabel tried her best to set hor sails lo I popular breezes, until, In September, lhtis, she was ! rudely dopnsed by general couscui. Slio has olten de 1 clarid that she tailed to keep her throne in coiise ! queuco oi her cm nest desire lo discharge liar , duly and hcuelll hor auhjccts. ."'ho la not remarka ble for intellect, und she has not much talent < ol tho governing order, hat those In u position to know i Hpeuk of hor us ainiahie, bouevoleul and pulrlolic. j Necessarily very much in tho bauds of her Ministers, I aud often tho victim or had counsels, there Is every I reason to behave that she tried to act for the good of > tho nution. Her duel offence* were agiiiuai the sev j vnth article of tbo DuoMoguo fin the Kouiali Church), aud such lulractlon la Innocent ol political cotuoqltenOec. 1 Her exumplu illustrates the extreme dllUcuiiy, il not i the impossibility, oi regulating tho affairs or -Spain tai ] lalactorily. Wh'ut ploum-s oue part ol the nution oiromls ( another. Wh'le Castile sppiovos Catalonia rebels; | tho measure ihsl Toledo covul* Cadiz abhors, and so i on?dUharuiouy and troublo without end. KINO ALFONSO, ' who will not he nineteen until next November, Is nl ! most too young fur auy one to determine of whut stuff" l.n i*aimtu.ui.,1 Tliu iwovnra lu.lnn.l llw, ll.ri.n.i rbiln he Is composed. The powors behind tho thronu claim that he Inn an excellent mind; that he shows capacity far beyond h.s yoars. They havu tried lo make him spiiear to the best advantage in the laic civil wur, and have, mi the whole, tnunuuuvrcd qaitu successfully. From other sources 1 hear that he is rather weak and commonplace, aud that be will never lie other than a puppet. There ure muuy unpleasant rumois touch ing him, which muy or may not be true. Ho is a Well looking youth uud appours to understand the urt of conciliating tho people. He Is vory load ol his mother (he may bestow a double share ot uflectlou upon hor, since he Is by no means certain of Ills father), and her luvituiioQ into Spain Is behoved to bo bis acL I ques tion if the act ho sagacious, because she had so storuiy s reign that her presence bore limy incite new dissen sions I can scarcely think that Isabel cured particu larly to iuavo Paris, where sbo bus lived very com lortably aud hud a remarkably good time In her way. 8lie loves the French capital, nnd after staying there eight years it Is hurd to decline on Madrid. I would much miner be a bvulteanUtr tbare than a secure oc cupant ou the throne here. DRCXFTtOCS FKACK. A secure occupant ot the throne I Can there be any such Uiiug on this side of the Pyrenees r I confess my scepticism. Tho ripuinariU loel very tranquil just now, sua those I htve talked to are confident they have ou tered upon a long reign ot peace. Would 1 could be Hero in Hut the whole history of the country shows tliut the word pouco belongs not properly lu the bpuu Isli uictmnury. fhe nution it devoid of the elements? honiogeiiiousness, intelligence nnd breadth of spirit? which con-mule peace ol any pernisnont kind, and it cannot rutionaily be hoped for uutil they are at last mca-urubly assured. Before tins year is out I venture to predict that new tumults, new uomands, new changes ol ministry, new dissolutions of the Cortes, will be ss much in vogue as ever, and that the country will resume its normal tuna of general distraction. When Spain shall have la-en at least partially ooucated, and not till then, can Inter nal and lastlug harmony be expoctod and the future be suiely built apon. GERMANY. waomzb's NXW OPXBA, "TBI8TAX AMI) isoi.dk"? TUX COUPOKKit HOMOKRD BY TUX COUBT AMD THX PEOPLE?CRITICISM OF A HOSTILE PRAMS?TUX HOLT ALLIAKCX OF THX OBXAT j EMPIRES?BISMARCK, GENERAL OF CAVALRY? j POLO AMD B1MK1MO. Baaux, April 11, 1876. Richard Wagner, after a aur ol nearly three weoka lo Berlin, left tbia ovcning for Baireuth. The raorp - i lion accorded hint wm very aaliafactory for the celo- 1 braced composer. ?oxoaan bt tmk coca*. The Imperial family and court especially en- . deavored to reader hla aojourn here agreeable. < AU disinclination felt by Ilia Mafeaty toward I Wagner, the revolntlonlat, who in 1846 fooght before the bemcades of Dreaden, has entirely dlsap. j peered. ?x?eaees el yoath hare beea sunk la oblivion by the great deeds of the man. Less friendly, how ever, than the beads of aoelety have the members of the press proved. a hostile raxse. The clitica of all large Bertia papery chiefly adherents of the Verdi aad Meyerbeer schools, cannot syapatblae with the herota sounds of the "music of the Inters." A representation of "Tristan and Isolde" la Berlin for the first time the other day again afforded them ample opportanlty of venting their dislike of Wagner. They accuse blm of coarse sensuality, aad assert that the whole tendency of the opera la a monkery against morality. Even those parta of tha opera ol acknowledged merit are at* tacked by thorn. Wagner, who Is already aceoatomed to the enmity of the press, la bot little affected by u* hostile expressions. "raietAS a?? isoldx"?ammraos or tea xsw omcea. He amy certainly ha natlafied with the appioase awarded baa ?vprtataa and laaMa" last week, without troubling Mm Mir about the JalNiy of several spttefel opfSS Tbo success ol too opera at the first performance i tremendous. Seven limes :n lucceaaioa vh called lor and literally overwhelmed with flo laurel wreaths. At the end ol the representation HH Majesty seat for Wagner to his box, to express pass sonally bis gratiOcation at the opera. On this ocoasssa the Emperor renewed his promise of being preeeat, li his health permitted, at the representation of tbg "Nlbolungen" In Balreutb. Many other princes hard equally signified their intention to attend this msslari festival. a onaxo objbct acoonrusasn. The pecuniary result of this grand nndertakln^ the building of a private theatre for rep?esentn? tlon of bis works, tor which Wagner has sanrfsed a as Inconsiderable portion of bis own property. Is that enured. The Emperor, who graciously contributed the net proceods ol the first performance of "Tristan aud I soldo" In Berlin, amounting to more than $6,000; toward Wagner's theatre in Balreutb, waa one ef thd find to purchase twenty-five of the so-sailed patron tickets. To tbo holders of tboos tickets belong also the Saltan and Khedive ol Eg> pt, each having subscribed for tern Iu sll probability the attention of these two Mebaoh medan princes to Wagnor's enterprise was directed bj the Ottoman Ambassador In Berlin, Arlstarchl Bey, M ardent admirer of the gifted oomposer. THK R K PR KM K STATION 8 IS RAIEKUTH. The representations in Baireuth will accord With tbd programme shortly to bo published, and will take plead from the 13ih to the 10th of August. A general rm hearsal, at which the King of Bavaria Intends to bd present, will most likely ensuo a week previous td this. At present seats are still obtainabla Thd Wagner Association at Munnhvim, founded by Mr. lleckel on tbe 1st of June, 1871, immediately aflor Richard Wagner's address to the public, per formed no little servico tuwurd the consummation of tbo building. This association, on the principle oC which all other Wagner associations have been formed^ hue already collected a sain of $10,000. It haw Just arranged a lottery for tbe advancement of tne un dertaking, In which 0,813 tickets of admission will bn drawn so that every ninth sharo wins. These tickets*, costing each $7 29, were quickly disposed of. Ths difficult question as to how so small a t >wn as Baireuth cuu accommodate Its probable numerous visitors has been finally solved by the Inhabitants placing 1,300 bed* and the hotels 400 at their disposal. As a matter of courso no great pretonsions must be made to comfort^ Foreign Interest Iii this Baireuth enterprise Is not loew vivid thun in Ourmauy. From tho United States, es pecially Boston and New York, Rassls and tfrosb Britain, and even France, where an appreciation ol Wagner's music dally Increases, numerous petition* lor tickets have been received. THK CAST. Tho prlncipnl parts are intrusted to ths hand$ of the most eminent artiste. I will name; among otnors, Manaun, Bets, Hill, Mr. end VI me. Yogul and tho Mmes. Mater do, Lehmann, luunuiert and Von Relehenborg. Tbe Milanese 1L Scoria bus retired on account of his high emoluments not being granted. Tbe negotiations with Mms. Mot linger, who owes bcr present position principally til Wagner, nave also been broken off, ber husband's ds* mands being, to say the least, exorbitant. Shortly bo lore Wagner's departure Irom Berlin he completed tho festive march com posed for tbe opening of ths Centouuial. The march, tbo motto of which, "Only ho deserves lite and lreedom who dally struggles for II!" taken froia tbo second ports ol "Faust." is grander tbuu tbo Imperial March, and of won derifil instrumentation. Alter a powerful fortissimo. ficriui instrumentation. Alter u puwuriui tort.uuuu. the maestro bus introduced a general patiso ot several eerouds, the Interval ol which can be filled up by s salvo ol guns. For this single march Richard Wagner has received $5,000. in gold, while for his oultre "l.o hvsgrin," eomo twenty voara ago, only a small sum was paid I It is Interesting to learn that Wagner never sonds bis own manuscripts to a publisher. All his compositions are copied by nls pianist, Mr. Joseph Wiciiiawski, who, by long praetlco, bus acquired s handwriting ns like to Wagner's as two peas, a circum stance which will probably give rise to many disputed uflf*r thu nifljitBr'K ilfluth. MM TIM! OP WORK. Wagner compogcH cenfrrtlly only In tbe mora* Ing, immediately alter breukfast. When be re tires liu Ik at homo for 110 one. lie Is now occupied with the composition of "Purcival;" the libretto bus lioen llnisliod already Home time, and la designated Ins most poetical work, Besides tbla, the master has uu Indian o|>eru, "Buddha," In work, the dramatic sketches or which are scarcely perfected. T1IK KOt.Y ALI.IANCK OP THR RORTUBIIX RMFflUC*. The "holy" alliance between tlio three Norther* Empires has Just been strangely Illustrated by a very jKiinful occurrence in Vienna, not only causing great sensatiOu in tho Austrian capital, hot also in othop European States. A young Austrian chasseur officer, Rarou Krit, enjoying very high protection, and some timo ago attached to the Geogriublc&l Institution in Vicuna, has, by intimidation ol foreign military pleni potentiaries at the Austrian Court, sold, lor very solid remuneration. to the governments of Russia and Gel* many some highly important military secrets ol hit country. The treason has been brought to light l>y thf 1'roucli Ambassador In Austria, who had got inform* tion of tho transaction, and considered It his duty M officially warn mo Vienna Cabinet fhe young officer, lately living in grand train and maintaining a mis truss wtio*e prodigal habits Dually drove him to crime, wad arrested a lortnlfht ngo in tho Geographical In* siilniion and condnrted to the military prison. The governments of Germany and Russia, l>e? fore the world so firmly allied to the Austrian Cabinet, hat who fraudulently obtain possession of their most secret plans, declare, nu* a matter of oonrse, their complete ignoranco ol the treacherous uffair and dis avow their military plenipotentiaries for having acted without their am horl/at ion. To suppress as much as pos sthle the Mat thence arising the two Northern Powers havo immediately recalled their agonls and commandad them to give, ivaginally, noevideues InUm una Tun siininions of the Vienna District Court to theao two gen Demon ?MajorCount Fink Voii Finkonatein,commander of the Prussian sharpshooters, at present In Berlin, and the Rnaatnn Colonel Woiostwon, according to state ments, severely III lo Florence?havo remained disre garded. It la doubtful whether the above namod oilleera will be alilo to eontlnuo In active service allot surliaii abuse of confidence reposed In them. The docu ment* transferred by Uaron Erlt to the two Northern Powers are said to lx> of eminent Importance to Aus tria. Some assert that these papers are a comprehen sive cartographic skotcti or the whole llanabe terri tory. Othora declare oven Inst they are a plan of tin tiioolllxatlon and organisation of the Austrian Army in case of war. Both rovernmenla art said to have paid considerable turns lol these documents. It has already been official!) proved that Baron Erlt en one day alona re reived 8,000 realties. The sflltir will probably be I salutary leeaon to Austria not to trost too far tie! friends and allien Garmany and Russia, however, ought to be ashamed or participating la such n pen fldiou* betrayal oi tbair allies thk roi.o oahb?now ma awouan ovVienna wm at utntm The visit of English o^rairy offloors In Berlin, In vite a here to instruct their German colleagues in polo, is pleasantly anticipated. The committee consist* oi the Duko of Katebor, President of the Herlln Union Club, the German Jockey Club, which issued the invi tation; the I'rinco nt Saxon-Wei mar, the Duke ol Pjust, the Britlfdi Ambu-s.ulor, l.ord Odo Bussed] Major Getoral lleauehainp- Walker, the British miliary Plenipotentiary; Senator GodclTroy, the Imperial Master of the Stable-; ilerr Von Rauch and Count Wilamowitr. The game Is to take place on tho Sad, 26th mid 27th of May, on tho square bchinn tbe I.an< el Barrack*, near Moablt. The English participators are guests of the Union Club, and are lodged In the Dotal de Rome. In O-tend a saloon carriage has beet placed at their dispo-aL Their polo pooled will be shipped via Hamburg. In Lon don about loriy gentlemen have expressed their Inteution of proiiting by tbla Journey, mostly officers lielongiug to the cavalry, and from "crack'' rngiinenta, audi ns the Filth and Twelfth lauieera and the Scots Greys. Several civilians bave also an nounced their names, who, iiovertbeleaa, will bo obliged to hear their own expenses. Uealdoa lbs gamo of polo, OTIIKK ATlll.ITir SPORTS, ara In view. On the 2 Ml and 28th of May tbe spring raoes will take place In Boppo garten. with which this time a |>ony race to con nected. On the 22d, 24th and 28th of May there will lie pigeon shooting. At Conrt much Interest is dis played In tho game, and the Km|ieror, as well 00 tbo Crown Prince and Princess, have undertaken tht patronago of those sports. It ia hoped the approarh ing meeting of German and British oilicora will tend to a more intimate acquaintance sad aUlanoo of bo I It arm ton Bismarck's army commishior. The Emperor, on the occasion of his birthday, bag appointed Llcntsnant General Prince Bismarck Gen eral ol the Cavalry, ibn highest military office Bis marck, as non active officer, can attain. General ol the Cavalry Bismarck was ton years ago still major is a Landwihr cavalry regiment, in which position In made tho campaign in UMki. Fortunately, immediately previous to Its close, be was. by paaaingover two grades, lieutenant colonel and colonel, appointed maior gene ral. Since this time Bismarck no longer appears in plan clothes, hut always In uniform, even In the Reichstag and Landtag, although bla military position has abso lutely notli.Dg lu connection with these parliamentary corporations. On tbe day of re establishment ol 0 German Empire, January 18. 18T1, Bismarck who raised In Versailles to the rank of lieutenant general, and yesterday, alter a lapse of live years, to that ol general. rirkixo. The Berlin 8kallng Rink Company (aomatev eourae), Campbell, Govr * Co., Induced by tbe groat anccess attendant on the skating rtaka in England and France have roeolvod to prepare a similar source of amusement In Berlin. The building oi the urst Berlin rink, eituated at tbe eorner el ike Friedrich Wilneim and Kaiseria Augusts atrashe, m tho Tbtargarteu, hue already begun. Tho patent lee will he poured down by English workmen, of material eent from Isiodoa here for toe purpose, and roiling skates will be furnished according to I bo best English system. As in England, ihe rtuk will be par tially ooverod and partially exposed, as thai II amp hB used in ail1

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