Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 6, 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 6, 1876 Page 3
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WASHINGTON. American and British Legislation on the Subject of Extradition. THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF 1818. General Schenck To Be Exonerated from Fraud and Convicted of Impropriety. * IX-GOTERJOR WISE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL QUESTION. & President of the Union Pacific on the Sinking Fund of the M FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Washixotox, May A, 187& WJB EXTEADITION TREATY WITH ENGLAND? Tax TBUE INTENT AND MEANING OV THE ACT or OONOBE88 or 18-18 as shown by tee DEBATE PBECEDINO ITS PASSAGE?WHEBETN IT DirrXBft FROM THB ACT OF PARLIAMENT ON THIS SUBJECT. The statement made by parties in Washington that tbe Revised Statutes contain a law passed in 1848 In tended to define and limit the condition* under which a fugitive trout England could be extradited, is sup posed to have been Inspired by British influences hero frith a new to nullifying the argument of Mr. Fish that the act of Parliament of 18J0 was at best ex poet facto and oould not apply to the Aahburton treaty. In short, It was said that the English act of 1870 was only an amplification and repetition of our law of 1848. The law of 1848, rolarrcd to in this charge, simply mukos It lawful Dor the Secretary of State, "under his hand and seal of ?ffloe to order the person so committed to be delivered io such person as shall be authorized in the name and on behalf of such foreign government, to be tried lor tho crimo of which such person shall be so accused; and such person shall be delivered accordingly." Tbe iting Is alleged to lie In tbe tail of this short para graph, but the assertion that the foreign government was Intended to bo bound to try the extradited person for th? crUo? o. wh>h he waa originally accused and no other, is boi--?e out neither by the wording o( tho law nor the reasons given In tbe debate in Congross In 1848 lor the passage of the law, nor by the prac* ticu under It. On the contrary, the pages of the Congrttt%onal Globe of that year ?how that tbe Uw was enacted in order to assist the operation of the Extradition treaty, and Sot to obstruct It or load it with conditions. The terms of the treaty did not specify what authority, judicial or executive, should make the act of surrender ol the fugitive, and it was at first proposed to vesi this power in our judges, down to as insignificant an officio] as a Justice of tho Peace. But in the amendment of tho bill, In its discussion by both houses of Congress this power was eventually delegated to the Secretary ol State. The assertion that It was meant to restrict ths trial of the surrendered person In a foreign ooort to the crime for which his extradition was asked Is also disproved by the language of tbe debate. Turning io tbe proceedings of tbe House Of Representatives on the 23d of Juno, 1848, we Had that Mr. J. R. Ingersoll, from the Committee on tbe Judiciary, reported "A bill for giving full effect to treaties of extradition." The bill was read a first and second time, when?and the exact language of the Oonffrtxt'oncU Globe is now quoted?"Mr. Ingersoll asked the indulgence of the House Jor a lew moments, while be suocd the object of this bill, and then he ,feoped it would be the pleasure of the House to out it upon Its It was known to the House that by treaty stipulations made with more than one government ot Europe we were sound to deliver up fugitives who had fled from Instice on the commission of crime. Cases were to everybody which showed that it was noces ary to enlargn the facilities to comply with our obllga flous. It often happened that an individual came to this oountry where the crime was obvious and the application for tho fugitive regular, but tber? were no such officers In tbe part of tho country where tho fugitive waa found as were authorised or were will ing to take on themselves the burden and weighty re iponstbllity of issuing a warrant to arrest snd to take the preliminary proceedInga toward handing over tbe Individual to the properly authorised officer. The ob> lect ol this bill was to sppoint officers, and to authorize ?tbers to carry out the provisions of tbe treaties with France and England at all time* without delay and the danger of a denial of Justice. It provided lor tho ap~ polntment of commissioners, or authorised the courts of the United States to appoint commissioners to take tbe preliminary steps snd to procure tbe authority of the Secretary of State, to whom the treaties give authority to deliver up- fugitives to foreign countries for the accomplishment of tne desired object. If tbe House would pass this bill it would be to the government K matter of gratification. The Secretary of State de sired it to pass He (the speaker) had Just had a cor respondence with Ike Charge of tke Britieh Government M the iubjeet, and he desired it to pa**, and by Canada snd France the passajo of tht? bill would be looked upon as an act of great propriety." Tbe bill was then read the third time and passed. Going to tbe Senate It waa amended and came back to the House, whoti a committee of conference deliberated) npoti it and reported the bill to both bousea, and 1 then passed finally In the ahape In which It now stands a the Revicod Statute*. ?ILVEB CURRENCY?PROSPECTS FOB THE PAS SAGE or sir. taosT s joint resolution. Mr. Frost's joint resolutl'.a for an issue of Mirer la return for greenback* will be renewed on Monday morning, and according to hi* assurances. a* ho state*, It will be carried by a two-thirds vote. It has been made evident that this will bo a measure of greatly re- ? quire 1 relief, because there has been within the law days paat a painful impossibility to change a five-dollar no o. Unless the bill contemplated by Mr. Frost shall pass immediately there will l>e a dearth of fractional currency her-, and a failure also 01 the accommodation of sllwr ;>romls? J by the Treasury Department under the law directing the issue of silver coin. XX-OOVERNOR WIi K ON THE NOMINATION AT ST. LOCIS ? GENERAL HANCOCK HIS FAVOR ITE?HIS ANTAGONISM TO THE CONSERVA TIVE PARTY OF VIRGINIA. Ex-Governor Wise, ol Virginia, in a conversation with some gentlemen here about the democratic candidacy tor President, said that if the Northern democrats would nominate General Hancock he would support him. II* Mid slso that Hancock's nam* would give great Strength to the ticket, and he thought be could be elected. He spoke very flatteringly of his papers while be wss military Governor of Texas uuder reconstruc tion. Mr. Wise avowed himsell as Iteuig nncompromls Ingly for the straight out doctrine of the old demo cratic party and passed some very severe strictures on the liberal republican and conservative parties, which | be characterised as being oulltled to no consideration, as they were composed of every nondescript element? ? sort Of olid podridn. Mr. Wise, thoush ctUceblcd by sge and a recent se vere attack or sickuess, has still lelt much of bis old Ore, as was cvnlenced in the telling manner in which tie conducted Ins argument In beliair of Mr. I'latt. He leaves for hi* home at ouce, but remarked that If such t in >n as General Hancock should he put in the Held lor President bo would lake the *tump and. If neces sary, light for linn. Ho entertains on uncompromising hostility toward the conservative party of Virginia. He sliftnJlizod them s* having out-scallawaggrd tho icaliawaM *ud out-carpet-bagged the carpet-bagger. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. WA?aiS0T0R, May 6, 1874 JOHNNY DAVENPORT'S KfHKMC FOE THE PEE VENTION OF FRAUDS?THE LAWS UNDER WHICH HE ACTED AND BY WHOSE AID THEY WERE PAWS EH. The Committee on Expenditure* In the Department at J?11st aist agala to-day mm continued the exaoil nation of John L DtTCtport Witness *u requested to hum tM different lav* un lor which be bad per formed tbo datie* wbieb bo bad apofcen about, and be (art tbo act of Mar 31, 18T0, to eniorce tbo rights of citiians to vote In the State* and Torritorioo; alio tbo act of July 14. 1870, to anend tbo Naturalization law* and to punish violations of the same; tho Appropria tion bill of 1875 and an act amending tbo act of July 14, 1870, and one to amend tho act of May 31, 1870. Witness used bl* lnflncBco in obtaining tbo passage of me clauae in the Appropriation hill amending tho law, but had nothing to do with tho appropriation Itself; waa attorney lor tho Union League Cluo at the time and waa alao clerk of a Cong regional committee. In reply to Mr. CaulQeid, the witness explained tho difference between the Committee of Seventy and the Union league Club. Q. What members of Congress helped yon to get tbeso bills passed T A. Judge Bingham, of Ohio; Judge Lawrence, of Ohio; Mr. Dawes, of Massachusetts; Mr. Dickey, of Pennsylvania; Governor Blair, of Michigan; Senator* Edmunds, Conklimr, Colo, and members of tbo Judiciary Committee generally. Q. Did any ol the democrats help you f A. No, air; 1 believe every democrat voted against the bill. By ilr. Joyce?What was the nature of ibelr opposi tion f Mr. Caulfteld objected to the question, but after some discussion the witness was allowed to answer the ques tion, and he said ho could only judge by the speeches they made, and it was principally that tho law would prove oppressive to tbo people of tbe South. Q. What was tbe effect * A. To prcveut thousand* of fraudulent votes. Witness was employed by tbe Union League Club, and by no ono else, to aid in the passage of these laws. Never paid any member of Congress or any otber per son a single cent or anything else toward obtaining the pnsiage of these laws. Witness explained the provi sion* of tbe law, and Mid it was applicable In every city of 30,000 inhabitants. In reply to Mr. Coulfleld lie said it would be as effec tive to provent republican frauds in 1'hiladulphla a* democratic frauds in New York; ho bad tried to en force the law Impartially, and preventod at least one half of the elerks of both parties who came to New York from Washington to voto from votlug, because tbey cculd not prove a residence tbero; only lost night be was waitod upon by gontlomen nero and asked 11 tie Intendod to atop the elerks from voting in 1870 as lie did in 1872, and he replied emphatically yes, and tbey then desired to know what they must do to comply with tho yegistrntion law. He wished to make thin atatement to show that the law was executed, no mat ter who it hit. The committee then adjourned tbo further examina tion of Mr. Davenport until Tuesday, May 10. TBI EMMA MINE OEN^BAI, BCHENCJt's COUN ML ON CLARENCE 1,'0 O B LETTEB?OBNEBAL SCHENOE TO BB EXONEBATED FBOM THB CHANGES OF PBATTD. Tbe following letter was yesterday transmitted to tbe Commlttoo on Foreign Affairs by tbe counsol for i General Scbenek Wasuixgtok. May 4, 1876. | Sin?When, yesterday, tbe letter ol Mr. Clarence : King was presented by a member or tbe committee I | consented that it should not go upou the record, be cause I did not think it was such a letter a* Mr. King i would care to have published. Without any agency of mine Mr. King's letter has appeared in the newspapers, aud I now request that It, with this note, may be printed as a part of your record. I was moved to thia action yesterday oy several con siderations. Mr. King says in hi* letter, "June 18, { 1873, is tbe data of my first sight of tbe mine." His ' report in evidence beforo you bears an earlier date, Juno 11,1873. His evidence in a case In Nevada, on page 031 of your record, shown that he had examined and formed his opinion that tho Kmma mine was a "pipe vein" long before. Besides, I did not think tbe tenor of bis letter would add weight to bis opinion. 1 am quite content that Mr. King's opinions should go uj>on the record and be tested by tbe future of tbe Emma mine. Yours trulv, I. K. CHITTKNDEN. Hon. Thomas Swaxh, Chairman, he., ho. Tbe Committee on Foreign Affartrs to-day app ointed a sub-committee, eonsisting of Mr. Swann, tbe chair man, and Mossrs. Hewitt and Parker, to prepare the report in the Emma Mine case. From the tenor of tbe private coufereneo of members It is Inferred the report will relieve General Schenck of any ebarge of fraud, but will express tbe opinion that bis becoming a director in tbe Emma Mine Company was utterly in compatible with bis position aa American Minister. THE INDEBTEDNESS or THE UNION PACIFIC BAILKOAD TO THB OOTEBN MENT?LETTEB OF THE PBBSIDENT OF THE BOAt> OH THB PBOP * OtUTXON TO MAKE A BECONVEYAKCE OF LANDS. "\nt Tbe following letter from the President of the UWtoa Pacific Railroad Company was received by tbe House J ad I car 7 Committee to-day in response to its recent re quest for tbo submission, within ten days, of tome proposition for tbe creation of a sinking fund w hich ?hall not inclnde an oirer to recoavey to the govern ment any portion of the land grants Ukiox Pacitic Railway, Pkesiobxt's Offick, I Nkw Yokk, May 4, 187B. | To tho Hon. J. Pmocron Knott. Chairman of tbo Com mittee on tho Judiciary, House of Representatives, Washington. D. C. Mia?After as much consultation with my associate dl I rectors of this company a? has been practicable lu the 'brief time allowed in yonr letter ol the 2&ih of April, , 1 IliHl myself nimble at ihi* timo to submit, as requested ! | therein, a now money proposition for tbe crea- ; tiou of a sinking lund to moot the eventual liabilities of tbe cotupuny to the government under the second mortgage, but should any such prop osition proceed from your committee, or ill any way , . from the government, tbe company will glvo It liniao dtate and careful consideration, with a view to Its ac- ? coptance, if louud to be fair and Just to the other cred itors and to tbe stockholders of the company. Ptrtt?The disposition ot the company In this direc tion appears from tho lact that before the recent de cision of the Supreme Court of the United Suites, that I i neither the principal nor interest of the second ruort j gage are reimbursable to tho government until tbe ma turity of the bonds, thirty years from the dale of issue, ! the co-npany offered, under date of February 9, 1865, [ to commence making sinking rund payments' of about , $1,000,000 Immediately, and $400,000 annually for ten years, $740,000 anuuully lor the next ten years and ' $1,000,000 annually thereafter. This oiler, which was favorably considered by tne Executivo and transmitted to Congress by 1 the Secretary of the Treasury during the pres ent session, althongh it has been made to appear too liberal on tbe part of tbe company by the subse quent decision of the Supreme Court, proves that the company desires to do all that it fairly ought In order to prepare to meet its Indebtednesa to the l ulled States by tbe time it becomes due. Second?The opinion of your committee that It would i be Inexpedient to accent, ou account of the company's [ futuro indebtedness, a reconveyance of any of the 1 lands granted by the I'nlted States In aid of tbe con j struction oi tbo road, we trnst, will on a further ex* animation of tlie subject be reconsidered and a differ- i i nnt conclusion reached. The amount to become due from tho company to the government on tbe maturity ? I of tbe bonds about tbo year 1S07 Is so large that an ! nual stukiug fund nuyments In money sufficient to cuneel it at that dale would bo beyond the j reasonable means of the compsny. There must, there. > fore. In any settlement be o:thcr an extensioa ol time | tor payment, or some wise and legitimate* method must be found lor reducing bra substantial credit tho In- j i debtednesa. or for in some way auumenting tbe sink I Ing lund. In ita earl er years a fair and reasonable 1 ! method of accomplishing this latter object Is by tbe { { retranslcr to the government of the whole or a part of | tbe laads granted to the company, which, although ' valuable and sure to lie ultimately largely profitable, uo ! not produce cash returns with the rapidity which wait . | first expected. If by more rapid settlement of the country along tbe line and by speedier sales ol lands larger mall returns weru secured tbe company would | be tietter able to make burger annual sluking lund pay ments to tbe governmont; but In the absence of such rapid sales such payments cannot ssfely be attempted. Tbe land grant to tnls company wo* about 12.000 000 , ; acres; tbe total ialea>io In com her ill, 1174, were about : ; 1.200.000 acres, fcaviflg nearly 11.000.000 acres unsobl i Thq average price realized lias been $4*7 per acre. | .Manifestly tbe land grant to the company has not been so I tn moo lately productive as was ei peeled. Why. \ then, should not the lands con-utnting the only gilt Iroin tbe government to the company, and which it must have been intended should be largely relied on, to enable tbo company to repay the loan of tho gov ernment to tbe company, b? utilized In any agree ment with tbe company ? I do not expect in this letter to enter at any length into addtyional arguments favoring tbe settlement to 1 include tho tralisler of lands to the gov- I eminent, which can be better suggested when the commltteo decide to entertain tbe subject, llrielly, however, I may suggest that the opening to pre-emp tion of homestead lands, or the settlement like tne government lands of several million of acres along our railroad line cannot rail to grauly tho people ol the couutry; that the eflorts made la the Slatos and Terrl- . torus to impose unreasonable taxes upon tbe railroad lands In advanco of eituer surveys, sales or settlement!, which largely reduce tho value of Ilia lands : lo the company, will not operste agaiust the government, and especially that the laads now aro no security whatever to tho government, lis second mortgago being conlihcd to Ihe railroad itself, so thai bo ore Ihe mortgage matures the lauds and their proceeds will bave been appiiod oiberwlso than in payment of tbe I nited States. Although a credit of H.uoo.ooo ol acres of laud at ihe government price of $2 !?> per aero amounts le $20,U(XJ.<MJ, vet as this latter will I* thus discharged Iwenty-one years belore it is due, its present value Is only $4.8*3.100, and tbe above quaintly of lands valued at less than $1 ' per acre is sufficient to meet it. As the company is I thus willing to convey to the I niiedStsles C.000,000 or ' 8.000,000 of acres, or more if desirod ol its lands at the ; pric* of 92 40 per acre, and to make in addition such ' annual slaking land money pay menu aa will cancel 1 l^o*h^!hLmL,n1^nr,tr'inlm- or> ?tbil prow?m^^r , CoV?B". '" willing to consider anv * ilUituaiLmn ul ?,*J' lu*de by li"J tf*?'',!?'on?ent With 2n, "<CTpl '" ,u ?'?"* ??? H? other oh 'nnrlrii/llil/?1, 1 ?,Te 10 ?*???? 'te b-pe ihat n5r**8.ten<1 ,t**lf 10 'bo ptssago of ^wh. lerlbla or bo-cj. measures ^amh.U. * nr kliTir -"^ 1 ?** 00'? * seconl mortgage. Mrernm...,^ ??'?P*nr'? credit i? ud ininrv 10 lb* diminishes its cbunces ..? eolieotlnc ere^lVVhl *bat?vsr sirengthens the company iu %ZZZ2~fZr"meUt * i"'curUy ?*?<? pro*porta of ^??. n Ur,tu,l,,L Tnoro ?* ???ny oil,or t^i^v ' tIT"?""" ,h"Dld lJ,?l liberally with i,.i ? aid 10 tho company, a suuiib* that ita loan of bonds will bw eventually re So ttr'i**!'** /r?m Wh,ch tU* company Uai tf g.83?.?4 01. y?r tbl.d.ull.. cooa^rur..;^, h#. *oyornrn'nt ha* secured tHa construction of a railroad 1.03d miles ions dvlnv rouiru"n^*U|?*(fr0m ??**n lo ??*n. orer which It has tor mmui J! 11 ?.**' a *. P*r,tcuUr|y I" tln? of war, r> ? , \ B'"'Ur3r "B<1 ?'b*r purposes. wJlZ .Tt *** r*?oir*?? l? ??? built by July I. 1875. H lorlraHio more tbiir. tlx yearn in ^ I*1*' th? '""l 800 ml,?? being surveyed " C nJ m| W8 May* lm~ ?nd M?v- !"??? *"? tMioi. ?lnrm. .h *?vernn">nt on expense of transpor whX * lho,,# ??* J?"? "'one being more than the dn1nV'?" hM Prodar,'ll to the com thirty vetr tmrm' r**,*? I0U| CMh "?'?>? during the more l??n ti.. mortgag? beiug certain to )h> to the company111 ? lh" ?OVWDn?;nibond* loaned t h ? w?r1"**h,li0llh rU^"1? tbe ro*a <Juri?K nnd ?ft?r and materia! ^'Kboat possible prices for labor Uebl(f?h., i, ? ?*. ' In,",e th0 Co"t ?r ll,e road ,V,? "T *l?"1 " would now coal to countruct It, aud bur Wlih " bond '"^blednesa which it *0 iWX!.? Lm re*"SrcM to PW ^e interest ou and in- .? 8J?'Uble (Inking fuudi fbr, while it U pay to Blockliolder* wbo hive fhe faHh Ir^J?' "l?tk ln tho 0,>cn m,rket upon 1W lad beiow.mont, a> pledged In the act, of or tho 1-nl. coutrait "Dd enamremenu or 1S?. ,6utf?' profTirod by iLm acU or 1882 aod 1874 Indiicemama tn capitalUia to embark in tbe ha/ardouA undprtnalnK or consiructins ?? railroad to the Paeiiic, aa they have t^l?edrS. ,K?"*tr""d bv 11,6 SuPc'me Court of the "J* 7'1'?* 10 change them by cot:?entln>r lo tnnko OMrt ranr Ll'*yln, l'U .,0 'J10 ?ovc|-?n"nt upon iih koc ttxed. yCHrs 111 ?d"nce of the t.mo legally ,1,at r?ar committee will deem the prop. . company rair and reaaonable, 1 buvu ibo honor 10 bo, very re.tppctiullv yourn, HIDNKY D1LL0X, President- t *HB KAVAL AI PRUPBIATION BILL?fiXCUCTlONS PROPOajCU BV THK COJIMITU'KK?CICBTAIN NAVY YAKIJS TO BK PEACTICALLT CLOSKD. Tho aub-conimilteo reported tho Naral Appropriation bill to tbe lull Commltteo on Appropriatlona to-day. Several unimportant changca were made, some of tbe items being cut down still more and other* Increased, making au increase in the total amount In tho bill of $-70,000. The bill as prepared appropriates about $12,800,000. Tho bill last year appropriated $17,000,000 ?nd tbero was also a deficiency bill lor about $1,000,000 for expenditures in tbe navy department, making a to tal of $18,000,000. or $5,200,000 more than tbe present bill. The reductions In this bill are general and cover all branches or tho acrvico cxcopt the pay of officers and seamen, which Is not touched. It provides for stopping enlistments until the number of seamen is re duced Irom 8,600 to 7,500 lo tbe navy, and In tbe ma rlne corps to 1,500 men and 70 officers. It provides that the bulk of all work lor the coming year shall bo done at tho navy yards at Brooklyn, League Island, Norfolk and Mare Island, and practically closes work at tho Kittory, New London, Charlestown, Washington and Pensacola navy ynrds, and calls upon tho Secretary of tho Navy to submit to Congress soma plan for dis posing of (he yards last named. 1- or labor at all of tho navy yards, magazines and stations, In fitting ships for sea and in preserving ordnance material, $125,000 Is appropriated. The Secretary of tho Navy Is directed to report at tbe next session of Congress tbe best mothod of making sales ol the naval hospitals at Annapolis and Washing ton ; th* samo arc to be closod during tho coming year. THK OBIUINAXi DECLARATION OJT INDEPENDENCE AT TH* CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION. Somo time ago tbe President dirceted the Secretary of the Interior to send to Philadelphia tbe original Declaration of Independence to be exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition. To-day, at tbe solicitation of General James ft Mclirlde, who arrived here this morning for that purpose, the President changed the order and directed that it be sent to Colonel Frank Ktting, at Philadelphia, to be exhibited in Independence Hall during tbe entire time of tbe Kxhibiiion. Mr. C. C. Bell, Chief Clerk of tho Interior Department, will start to-morrow morning on tbe limited express with tbe original document, and General McUride left here to-night to make arrangements with the city authorities for ordering tho military lor the proper reception of tbe Declaration of Independence on ita arrival in Philadelphia to-morrow alternoon. THE MOTH EXTEBMINATOB INVESTIGATION? MB. COWLSS TO APPEAB BEEOBE THE COM MITTEE. Georgo A. Cowles arrived here to-day from Califor nia, as a voluntary witness beiorw the Clymer Com mittee in tbe investigation regarding the preservation of army clothing and equipage by the firm of O. A. Cowles k Co. The committee asked Mr. Cowles to postpono his evidenoe for a week. lie is desirous of a speedy hearing, as he alleges he csn repel by over whelming evidence any and all charges affecting either his personal honor or that of bis company. THE ABBANOEMENT8 FOB CABBTINO THE MEM BERS OF CONGRESS TO THE OPENINO or THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION. The Chairman of the Centennial Committee received a telegram to-day from Colonel Thomas A. Scott say ing that be had (ailed to mnko arrangements with the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Com l?iny to send a special train to convey members of Congress aud other iuvited guests to tbe oponing of the Centennial Exhibition. Colonel Scott, however, added that he bad concluded arrangements by which thoro will be two special trains from tbe Baltimore and Potomac station on Tuesday next, tbe first lo leave at twelvo o'clock and the second at hair p<wt three P. M. Tbe trains will go by way of York and Lancaster over a road owned through Ita entire length from Waahlngton to Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania lUllroad Company. The route is only an hour an a hall longer than that by way of Wllmioc ton. ALABAMA CLAIMS. Washington, D. C., May 5, 1870. In the Court ol Commissioner* of Alabama Claims to day the following Judgment* wero announced:? Case l,61rt. Frank Williams, $227; caso 1,617, Isaac C. Week. **49; rase 1,518, James K Higgins, $370; caso 1.663, V. Jr. Healey. $;ij"; case 1,002, Dulany U. Wilcox, $229; caso 1,654. John Heuley, JG-?i 26; case 1.522, Thomas F. lVuttr, $050; cane 1,663, Harriet P. Martin, administratrix, $350; cum 1,604, Charles T. Bonney. admln'strator, $550; caw 1,5-4, Jebn Kraga, VI74 60; case 1,6%, Wendell II. Cobb, administrator, $7tW; case 1,626, John L. Heed. |1,'J76 71: case 1,627, Frederick K. Haskell, $470; rase 1,670, James K Urett, $270; caee 1,628, Ferdinand G. I'iiaa*. $006 2ft; ease 1.531, John H. Hill, $1,3M; case 1,674. Charles T. Bonner, adminis trator. S5 50; rase 1,576, Joaqnin Koderl<|tiea, $470; caee 1,634, Frederick A. 1'ierce. $500; ease 1.03*. Hen ben K. Summers. $45 47; case 1.5411, Elizabeth W. Kay, Administratrix. $6 30; case 1,006, Mike A. Hovely, $160; rsso 1,500, Manuel fooa, $306 00; case 1,530, Benjamin Wilcox, Jr., $231 76. No. 1.OOO. Edward 1). Mandell, administrator snd airent, $5,188 10, awarded as the catch of the bark tiypsey, shipped on board the Uolconda. This Is to be received and distributed by the owners among tha re spective parties entitled thereto. Case l.Oftl, Isaac t 'base, administrator, $369 60; case 1.552, Mnrv K. luell, $4.14 50; caae 1.530. Charles U. Weymuth, $812 14; cane 1,542. Wendell H. Cobb, ad ministrator, $764 66; case 1,044. Charlea Bonney, ad ministrator, $550; case 1,670. Jefferson Howes, $490; case 1,6h0, Francis<? C. Honne Houeher, $355; case J.050, Benjsmln F. Hutchinson, $400; case 1,712, Daniel I). Moore, $470. luterest at four ]<er cent In all the above rases from the time ol the losa. These comprised alt the caaea ready for trial, and the Court, having no bUMncsa before it, adjourned until the 7th day of June next. THE LOUISIANA DISTURBANCES. Nkw Oblbahs, May 5, 1870. Acting Governor Antome has offered $6,000 reward for tbo arrest of ibe Coushatta aasasatn. Advlees re ceived at the 3iate Hons* report that Senator Twiteheil is still livlnir, but in n precarious condition Mis left arm has been amputated, and bit right arin is so badly shattered lh:tl the doctors propose to take It off also. Communications received tins morning irom West Feliciana parish, state thai Weber, Slate Senator: Bull, 1'aristi Juuge, and Armsicad, ex member of the House of Keproseutaiires, have been driven oat of the parish ? "regulators," and compelled to take to the woods, elr fate la not known. THE ARNOLD FAILURE. SmiKuriKLD. Maas.. May 6, 1876. The (allure of Harvey Arnold A Co., of tho North Adams Print Works, carrying down live other cotton mills. Is even more disastrous in its results than It 0r*1 ap|H-arvd. The liabilities, it la thought, will rise over ratner than tail below the estimated $1,250,000, and not less than 1,200 men, women and Unidrtn tu tha six ?Ilia are thrown out of work. HUNTING A HUSBAND. AS ENGLISH WOMlR rt BEAltCH FOB HER TAtTH- I LESS tPOCHE?AFTEit EIVK YKABft *HE FINUM i HIM AMD LODtiJtS HI* XK JAIL?AS INTKB- j EttTZKO CASE Of BTGAMT. Pot'oMKncRiK, May 5, 1878. The cm* of bigamy which h is cume to light iu this ! city la replete With Interest, snd the details reveal the | pluc- ml iaura(o of > koiii:.u who lur sis yoars has walled patiently to confront tho men who basely and | cruelly de?erted her and her children. Her uame in ! Eliza Cullom, and she I* about forty years of ago. She la prepossessing In appearance, being ? line lTP* ?r a healthy English woman. Hor conversational powers aro extraordinary, and her ?lory was told lu such an earnest, honeft manner as to at once Impress the listener with Us trethlulness. TUB STOUT. In tho year 1871 she and her recreant husband, George Cullom, wore proprietor* of an English ale houso at Krltb, iu Kent, En^laud, called "Tho King's Head." According to hor statement, tho husband did nothing but drink rum and milk and sport in gay attire about the town, while she did all the worlc and made him plenty of money. Her husband's habile became worse every day, and linally lod to Inti macy with dissolute women and tho shameful abuse of liersolC Tho police at one time interlcred and took his license away. By dint of hsrd work tho wile managed to save some money, when suddonly one morning George Cullom turned up missing. That was not umch loss, but lie had also sold their llttlo property and h.id taken with hint 11,000 or fl.fiOO, leaving his wife and four chlldreu without a penny in tho world and not a roof to cover their heuds. The deserted wllo leurned enough of li?s movements to show that ho had sailed with his ill-gotten gains lo America, and, then with a courage and determination tliut challenged admiration, alio wont to work to obtaiu means wherewith to follow hira. Having considerable In fluenco with niauy of the noblluy, who wore ofleu i visitors at "Tho King's Head." sho managed to pro- . cuie tho rental of "Tho Grange" at Tunbndge Wells, | thirty-six miles from London. It is a summer retort, [ and tho photograph shows tho buildings to be about the site of Ooxzcus' Hotel Tho place is ronownod tor Us mineral springs. Hor new home was always crowded with the tashionuble society of Loudou, and for three or four yoars sho made money. usn uusuaku tkacko. Last Jauuary a man named Gilbert arrived at the 1 "Grange" from Pouglikecpsie, New York, and informed | Mrs. Cullom that her husband was residing at the I latter place at No. 68 Glfford avenue, aud that ho worked in a lunatic asylum. This was important news because under the las* she was unable to ported an extended lease ot "The Grange" wit hoo t the s.g ! nature of her husband, or else sho had to ! that she hud no husband. Her object w?*'0 **?* : Inm home, not dreaming ttist ho was married, .lie i wrote to tiie iiianaL-er or "tho lunatic asylum, near I Pouehkeepsle. N. V.," and received a letter in reply I that her husband did work there aud that bewail I married. This astounded her, and she icsoWtd t ' obtain :ill the lacts. 8!>o uoxt wrole to "the thief ot | Police ol l'oughkeepsle," who lurned the mslUT over to Citv Clerk liauiels, and through Mr. Daniels Mrs. Cullom obtained all needed information, glvlug numi* of Hie woman Cullom bad iuarrle<l The ae sorted woman wrote to tbo second Mrs. Cullom, gating ?be was Cullom'* lawlul wife, but got no reply. Thc" she wrote to Cullotu, say I up:?"Send me money or you will llnd me thore anyhow." There was no reply to that, Getting togethor what llttlo moans she Iiiul aho engaged passaito on the steamer Denmark, ind on tho 16th ?f April parted for America, leaving her children in charge ol it honHekeeuer at "The Grange." She reached here on Tuesday and registered at the l'urk House, and the next d&v entereu a complaint with the proper au thorities against George Cullom, her lawful husband, whom she charged with bigamy. It was ascertained ' that Cullom was at Gleuliain, on the Stewart Mills,&aud Officer Case went thither aud arrested him. On their wav wile No. 2 passed them in a carriage. She was un douhiedly on her way to notify Cullom of tho situa tion On his arrival in this city Cullom was locked up for the ntehi in a cell Yesiordsy morning, at nine o?clocl Mrs. Cullom No. 1, who had tolled for years to got moeev enough to follow her husband to America was ushered into tho corridor of the Jail by Sheriff I Warner and led to Cullom's cell door, which was i locked and she gazed through the narrow grating at 1 him. hall laughing and half crying, and thou the follow ' WITI. HER nr*BA*D. Mrs, Cullom?I laucy I havs seen you bo fore. George Cullom (st:.rtlng>-Yes, 1 s pose you havc come here to do tho best you can with me; I know t have been doiug wrong, but for God s sake don t press ft 1 will go bomY??n you If you will get me out. Mrs. Cullom?Y?n are not wanted at home; I haven t ??? And theO 'sildMrfc Cullom to a reporter "I told without a nunc or bread and took everything from us, how ho abused me time and again: and 1 told tol I waa glad to see him in the deplorable con dltTon he m Why," .he continued, "he was quite a good looking fellow when he went away, but now he fooksthin and bad. 1 wouldn't have known him If I had met him on the street. He de" plorable and unhappy, and 1 am glad of^lt MAUISTKKIAL KXAHIH ATION. After the interview Recorder Taylor ordered Ullora to be brought before him at ton A. M., at his offlce in unrkat Hiroet All the parties wore present I The first witness was Mrs. Kllxa Cullom. She testl 1 Bed that sho was married to Cullom in England, Octo , her 28 18fltf, and never had a dlvorco. I Kev V. B. Wheeler waa next sworn. He produced a ! notebook, on which sppesred the names ol George C. ! Cullom and Elizabeth Rapplcyea. the page? on which tho uames wore written bolns dated April 28, 1871. i When askod II be could identify the prisoner, witness glauced at him and replied that he married a couple on ' the day referred to, who gave tho names as written, but be could not recognize Cullom SHtbemim. Recorder Tavlor then adjourned tho examination till i ten o'clock this morning and tho prisoner was sent I buck to jail. THI OLD TMHWXW RIVim After he had gone ars. Cullom asked the Recorder 1 what the penally was lor bigamy, aud lie told her five years' Imprisonment She seemed not u, want to scud him to prison and so stated to the Recorder, but tbo latter told | her that that matter was out of her bauds. She does however, desire to obtain a divorce, and i wIsheVTo remain h^ until positive evidence ef his bmainv can be obtained by official proof. Sho slates that?he^s almost out of money and will hare to send hack for more If she has to stay auy length or time. Hbesays she "s an excellent wok and w.lworlc for me..ns to sustain herself *h,|e h,re. When the re porter left hor she exclaimed, "But I foel anyhow; I have relieved my mind on hlm have bein aching to say lo him lor years, and now he has got something to think about GEORGIA REPUBLICANS. atlaxta, May 6, 1870. The Republican State Convention adjourned last Bight at midnight, alter two day*' session. Tbe delegates at large to the Cincinnati Convention are Mo?*r*. H. P. K arrow, James Atkins, H. M, Tur ner (colored), and George Wallace (colored). Tbe <lele gHlion aa CHtunnteil stands Ma loilows:?Morton, 6; Dristow. 0- Conk ling. H, Itlaiue, 8, and lit compose! of thirteen white and nine colored deieguie?. the Con vention indorsed the administration of General Grant, and adjourned wiibuei noiuiuating a Governor or an electoral ticket, but recommended a convention Tor that purpose, to assemble in Macon before tbe 1st of August. KRPOKTB VttOM WASniNOTOX A private despatch Irom Atlanta, Go.. says tbe ma jority ol tbe Goorgia delegates to the Cincinnati Con vention are in favor of Morion, though they aro not so Instructed. A despatch from Portland, Oregon, gives the names of the delegates to tbe Convention as loilows:?H. W. tfcoll, J. H. Poster, J. C. Foltnan, and Messrs, Van Hontou, Davids and Mines, alternates, and nays that Maine was unanimously indorsed by the Convention. SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS ooxhehvativk delegates elected fob coj? ORKMUOKAL. DISTRICTS ? KO INSTKUCTIOM8 GIVEN. Columbia, S. C., May 6. 187#. Tbe State Deraocratie Convention met this morning at ten o'clock and spcut most of the morning session in mucus deciding on the candidates lo represent the Coiicreeslonal districts, ol which there are five. Pood Irg tbe arrangements tho Convention went into an elec tion for delegates at large with the following result:? General John Uratlon, lion. W. D. Porter, D. Wyati Aiken, General John D. Kennedy. Alternate*? General M. C. Butler, Colonel William Wallace, ex-Governor Donlium, James A. lloyt. For the First Congressional District?T. & Klcbard ?oti, J. D. McCluker. Second?M. P. O'Connor, John F. Flekco. Tin:U?General Matauei McGowan, Captain W. B. Stanley j Fourth?Kx-Covcrnor B. F. Perry, Colonel John II. Evaus. . Filth?J. C. Sheppard, William Klliotl, with alter ast'v i'<|ualiy eminent and conservative. The legatee have worked with unanimity and with uncommon ?ugs< r,y. No vexed questions were lo en* | ter into tho discussion. An unknown skeleton, named , fo?iou, or coalition, Is known lo exist, but when ! utiokeu of tbu UavmiiuD goes Into secret session and I the bull is cleared, neverai such sessions were bold to ' ilny. A <unt?-stcat: scarcely be sa>d lo exist, yet sn effort was made lo ascertain the strength ol the dele, gates In favor ol a atralghi om ticket at the next state election aud tboe.e in favor ol coalition. KdgelioM county, the 'fipperary ol gouili Carolina, marshallod tho sirsigbt-otners, but Ilia Convention elected me a of Bore conservative views. Tho delegates go uBtaewncle* POLITICAL CHAOS Charles Francis Adams On the Situation. GRANT, THE DISINTEGRATOR, j What a Veteran Thiuks of Adams, Tilden, Seymour, Hendricks. Grant, Blaine, Conkling and Washburne. THE GREAT UNKNOWN. "Wanted?A Man with a Head On His Shoulders. Boston, May 5, 1878. "This I* chaos." "tJraut has disintegrated everything." "The country needs a man with a head on bis ?boulders." Thus spoke the veteran Aduius?Charles Fraud*? as the Hbkald correspondent waited on blui to learn bis views concerning the situation of PARTIES AMD MUM now before the country, and more especially In rela. tion to the approaeliing conventions and the subse quent campaign. Mr. Adams wis found sitting at a plain office table In u cosoy little room on Pemberion square. Ho looks well, aud al. though ago has planted here and there a trace, there is a vigor of pbysiquo and a sturdincss of bearing which many a younger man uiigbt envy. Plunging at once into the subject of the interview Mr. Adams ex pressed bis disinclination to appear in prlut, but pleas- ; antly proceeded to gl ve a summary of aflHtrx and ten- j dencies as tboy appear to hint, lit relation to CHJk.Bl.SS FRANCIS ADAMS he said"Long since I retired from actlvo participation In politics and was never a strict'party man.' I have acted in good faith with partios when I could, but when our views diverged I lelt, and allowed them to go on their way, as I went mine. With politicians, as such, I have not now and nover had any sympa thy; nor have they over shown the least regard for me. In my own State they gave no prefer ment, even when they bad the opportunity to grant It' 1 believe 1 could not bo electod a Slate constable even, here. When l returned trom Kuropc the last time and ever since I have endeavored to Induce an Indepeud. ence of thought and action amonp those with whom I have Influence. Personally I LOVB MT COCJTTBV, and what littlo service I have done bor has been baaed on tiiat love. I have nover sought office, nor havo I council those who could bestow it. Thcro is no reason why any party, as such, should look to mo as a oaudl date. 1 receive from nil sections of the country letters indicative of personal confidence and esteem, and 1 have every reason to consider them truthful. Of course sncb expressions are gratifying to me, and 1 en" deavor to answer them in a propor spirit. But as roR TUB PRESIDENCY, 1 have do itching in that direction. It Is a thankless office at tbo best, and whoever is Presldeut new most expect a deuce of a time, with avast amount of car* and trouble." Corrkspondkxt?Bot it would bo a great honor to havo three Presidents chosen from one family. Mr. Adams?Certainly, bat in that event I would be come simply a DRAMATIC bi'KCTACLK. That is, It would be an event which might look well on the theatrical stage, If three Presidents were to bo chosen from one family without effort of their own. But from the experience of the two who would, In that ?vent, have preceded me, I can say that fonr more mis erable years they never spent, than during the time they occuplod that position. I believe la being inde pendent of all parties, and take no Interest in those ex isting. Correspondent?In view of the fact that the New York Democratic Slate Convention did not Instruct Its delegates to St. Louis to vote for Governor Tilden, do you think his supporters will be embarrassed at the National Convention f Mr. Adams?Well, really, I pay so little sttentlon to these details that I bad supposed they were instructed so to vote. I KKOW MR. TILDM a little, but not much. We met at the famous Buflalo Convention, at the time of the Barnburner exoitement, and nominated and elected a candidate. Since then I have followed him with considerable interest. 1 think very well of Mr. Tilden. He has the confidence of bis party and has done good work, 1 Judge. I do not re gard him as a very broad man, but I believe him to bo a politic man, and a President should be a politic man. If he should be nominated 1 should feel confi dence in bis honesty and his desire to do right. Ho would, doubtless, act as seemed best to him. and would bo Independent of bad advisers. However, I am not sufficiently Intimate with Mr. Tilden to express an ab solute opinion, save that I have watched him for many years and regard him very favorably indeed. Correspondent- The friends of OOVERXOB seymour seem to think that they captured the Convention, and the Inexplicit letter written by him gives some of Mr. Tilden's friends uneasiness. What do you think of Mr. Seymour? . Mr. Adams?I should say Mr. Seymoar Is too fluc tuating a man for the emergency. Correspondent?Unreliable? Tricky? Mr. Adams?I mean that be wavers, flnotoates In his opinions and would not be steady enough In purpose. I never had much confidence in him after his going down to Now York duriug tho war. CoBkKHPOXDSJfT?But tie ?u misunderstood st tbst Mom. Mr. Ai>ams?Well, he teemed to waver sad fluctuate, and I lost laith la him. j CoRRSsroftDB.iT?The West appears to be In fhvor of mr. nexDiticita. Mr. Adams?I doulit il Mr. Hendricks would have much strength hero or outside of bis own locality. | Indiana seems to be dovoted to htm, and, perhaps, j other States, but I doubt his strength. 1 know, though, i very little about him. We nted in the Presidency a j man independent or party and of sections, who baa a : bead ol hi* own and on his own shoulders. OUAXT HAM UISISTRORATRD i everything. I tell tt long ago, and predicted It lotg ago In a letter to my sou Henry, st Washington | The (act Is T1IIS IS CHAOS, j sod the question is bow to get out of IL Grsnt has j been surrounded by people who wouldn't advise him | right. Ho bad no pulley of bis own. He has gone on ! the taijfr /aire principle from flrst to last, slid now ; everything Is absolutely disintegrated. In this con ! ditlou of affairs parties are at a loss and politicians are I ol oo avail The nominations are as uncertsto as the throw or irr nics ?quite as likely to be ono ss another, aodverv possibly so unknown somebody, who has never even bees mentioned. Id tbst event each party will support Its { own candidate?unlea* there should be so obnoxious ! nomination, which I do not at all apprehend; and as : the parties are vary nearly equal in strength the RRSCLT WIIX l>ICPK*D on the sction of tbo independent thlniccrs, the great middle party, which will act Intelligently as between the two others. It hss been my effort lor yesrs to educate the better class of voters op to so intelligent ' and patriotic standpoint, for )bs good of tbe whole eoontry aad absolutely away I rots tbo Interests of i party sod politicians. CoRRRSroauRST?What would seem to be the choice of Massachusetts among tbe republican chances r | Mr. Adam?As I said, I havo no partisan alliance* I aad tlis politicians are out. They never would seek mo for anything 1 think wrll or a*. SLAlXt, who Is strong and hsa a bead of bis own. He would have the advaatage of good counsellors, and. If elected, would doubtless see tho necessity ol discretion aad sound, patriotic policy. Coaansroaaairr?Rather talky, isn't bef Mr. > hot-Ma weald see Ik* assesslty of discretion [ aid would undoubtedly take th? advice of good soua ; eel lor*. 1 think vary well or Mr. Blaise. CoMuckruNucKT??*r. Blaiuo wo old never get belp from Mr. Conkling? Mr. Adamb?1 ilimit well of Mr. Conkling. I was la Congress with blin. He would not be as Independent as Mr. Hlaiue. I think bo would act more In concert with what uowaduyx art) called riugs. He has many flux qualities, but is not Independent enough for tbo | times. You see the country Is all unsettled. Grant baa ! uusctlled it. He had no permandut pulley. Uu let I matters take tliolr own course. What boa come la j trouble and confusion What is to come no one knows. I It la certain that at present everything la unsettled and everybody la uneasy, and the country is looking for a man. Whoever Ue may be. whether ho be ouo or the party lavorl.es or some utterly unknowu man, or one taken from the rauks of tbo Intelligent and inde pendent voters, be will bare a perplexing edit to on act. He must be patriotic, politic, dlacreet and sagacious* He chi] have no connection with rinjts, and, therefore, I speak or that feature in Mr. Conkllng's life. 1 think well of Mr. Conkling and liko him, but 1 tear that dif ficulty. CoiiUKxpoxoKNT?Mr. Conkling certainly looka well j and the correspondents never tire of describing hi* | beautiful torso. Mr. Adams?1 thtuk very well or Mr. Conkling, bat a President must be independent of wbat they call rings. CoaKusi-oKuaxT?Mr. Washburno has many Irienda, but his opponents argue that his nomination would b? an indorsement of Uenerul Grant, because ho mad* Grant Mr. Adams?Oh, not at all. I regard UK. WASUBUK.NK, | as a man of native talent?a man of strong will. Ha certainly did make General (iraut, but be is a very dif i oretit kiud or man. Grant has no policy of bis own, but I reg?rd Mr. Wasliburiiu as eiuincutly a man with a bead ou his shoulders. CUKKKSPO.NUK.NT-- A kind of l.lUColU * Mr. Adams?Mire than thai. He is Urmer and mora | settled in purpose than Lincoln. 1 am not Inituiate j with Mr. WasbDurne. 1 met bim perhaps two or throe ; times la 1'aris, and was in Congress with hiin some flf i teen years ago; so that I know ol him tolerably well, ' and regard him very favorably. The laci Is, there ara MO PARTY LKADKKa 1 who can command tho nomination or exact the party ! rote. All are at sea, and wheu the conventions meet I tbey will cast about lor the candidate most likely to win. Whore bo Is to come from for either party no ono can predict. It is absolutely a matter of chance, and quite aa likely to bo lomi utterly unknown man aa either ot those with whoso natues the public Is so fa miliar. I see, by tho way, that I hare been NOM1NATKD *0K TUB VICB PKKSIDM.NCT by a "Labor Convention." Cokhksi-omdknt?Which, ol course, you don't par ticularly care lorY Mr. Adams?No; the nomination for the Vice freak | dene; Is rather amusiug, aud as lor tbo Preaidsncy k i Is something lor which 1 can havo no desire, nor can I see that either party, as such, would be likely t? come to me. for I am not in sympathy with tho politicians and have uover acted us a party man. There Is a very larga class or people, the wealthy an< more intelligent ol the community, who should bi aboro ofllue, who should neither seek nor care ror it, | and who ahould always so cast tbelr vote.* as tl ! control the choice or tbe people. As It is, | this class of people are disgusted with nfljira i and keep away from tbe polls. Tbey should I be abovo otfica, and might by Intelligent concert serve the oountry and boneflt their rollows. I endeavor at all times to encourago this idea, and bopo In time to llud It effective. The conversation then turned on genoral topics, : and in con.soquence of a modest reference by Mr. ! Adams to his services abroad the correspondent sug gested that it waa unfortunate that the country dtd not have tbe benefit of Mr. Adams' experience at St. James in these days of dlplomatio compli cation, when even Mr. Scbenck waa absont. "Ah, yes," said Mr. Adams," Mr. Scbenck is a very ablo man la certain directions, but it waa unfortunate that he uerer bad studied the duties of a foreign Minister. When bo went ubroad bo plunged into oil sorts ol tblngs, which Injured him, and he has never bad any InSuenoo at all." CoHBisroNDEMT?Are you writing much now, Mr Adams 1 . Mr. Adams?Some. I am (till at work on tbe life ol my father, of which tbe copy Is nearly completed, and wblcb will make, I judge, about thirtoen volumes. This ended tbo interview, during which the veteran statesman in familiar but cautious phrase expressed bis opinions In general, but did not say whetber ho thought Hristow would or would not come in aa tbo ??Great Unknown." THE METHODISTS. yesterday's PROCEEDINGS AT TBS METHODirr ZPIBCOPAL CON FEll EN CB?TBB TRANSFER OW TBB INDIAN BUREAU CONSIDERED?RESOLU TIONS AS TO THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION. Ualtixork, Mil , May ft, 1870. Bishop Bowman presided at ilio opening of the Con ference this morning. Committees woro annonucad on correspondence, tno American Bible Society, tern, porance, expense* of the General Conference, pastoral address, religious corporations, on the propriety ot re vising the hymn hook and on new charters for benevo. lent institutions. The resolution* of J. H. Wilbur, of Oregon, olferea yestorduy, relative to the transfer of the Indian service to the War Department were taken up, and Mr. Wilbur advocated the passageol the resolu tions. Dr. J. P. Newman sent to the Secretary's desk an.l had read the bill recently parsed by the House of Representatives for the Information ol the Conference. Judge Lawrence, a mamber of Con - gress from Ohio and a delegate to the Conference, sketched tho history of the Indian scrvlce, and held that the present policy bad put an end to Indian wan and elevated the condition o( tho Indians. Now II was proposed by the dominant party of the House of Representatives to abandon this policy of peace, civili zation and Christianity. Tho dominant party in tba House cared very little about either civilization 01 Christianity. (Laughter.) Neither was material to IU success. If this Uoueral Conference, representin| 1.."(00.000, shall send a commltteo of live to the Senati Its voice would bo heard and respected. and the bj would uot pass, for thero was some regard for Chria tianity and civilization ut that end ot the Capitol (Applause.) The President wus not a Methodist him soil, but h s wile wax. aud she could appeal to lilm la buhsll ot the peare policy whlrn he had inaugurates. Judge Cooley, of lowu, and General Clinton H. Kisk, ol the St. Louis Conference, expressed regret that po litical Issue* or personal reference* should liavo been made, which wax nlso the unmtstukablo sentiment ol the Conference. The resolutions were then referred to ? speolat com mit toe ol Ave. Tho roll ol Conferences was called lor petitions, r*. port* and papers. Albert H. Hunt submitted the report ol the fraternal delegation to the Conlcrenco ol the Methodist Church ol the South, which assembled at l?u Is villa, May, 1874. ' detailing the events of their visit aid reception by thtf body, which whs of the most kind and Christian chur I acter. The report concludes:? Thus terminated onr services as yonr representatives to , the Oeneral Conference of the Methodist Kpiscbpal Church, Nmili. It was oar nim to discharge the high trust con tained to u* la tritli and lure. There U reason to an tiuipate the pretence among as at an early day of the die tliiKUtshed representatives of the Methudlit Episcopal Church, Month, who have been appointed to respond te oar greetings. May icrent grace rest upon each of thein. K? neclall) would we coiuUttUd to?tlie tender protection of ear , Heavenly Father the venerable patriarch In Method I Ism, the Kev. Lovlck I'lerca, D. D., who It the ' rhairman of lite delegation. We hope for the speedy coming ol the time when onr Intercouree with this plater ? hsren allalI lie utterly free Irotn uncharitable .trite; when the lovo ol Mini. whoUled lor ns working mightily in all our hearts, ! shall prove the eolvent nf all onr misunderstanding*; when, a? the oiliprlni of a common fcuibodtstie parentage, we thai I bend all our enargtea la concordant effort to conquer the world for Chrlet. ALHI.Ulli. HUNT. ? 'IIABI.KS II. KOWLBR. CUNToN b. PIMK. The rnport was accepted. A vote of thanics was passed to the delegation for tho fan hlul manner la which they bad discharged thoir trust. Mishap Harris announced as the spocinl committee of Ave lowborn Mr. Wilbur'a resolution* relating to the translor of tbe Indian service were referred ?Jud<e Cooley, of Iowa; Clinton 11. I'lak, ol St. Louis; George W. Geddes, ot Northern Ohio; Wllnam Lawrence, ol Control Ohio, and Charles W. Howland, of the Cincin nati Conference. Kev. J. Lunniirun. of Baltimore, from the special Committee on tno Centennial Sabbath Observances, submitted a report as follows:? Whereas the Commissioners of the Centennial Exposition have, by an utmost unanimous ?ete, determined to close both the linildlnr* aad th? groands under their care on the Christian Sabbath; and whereas such action we are -ailsSed Is In entire harmony with the mural aad Christian senti ment ol a large minority ol the American people, Kc-?lied, I I.at tne hearty thanks of this body be tendered to the I'<nnmlssioner* for their prompt aod deetslvo astws In line matter. The report wss unanimously adopted. Reports ol tb? sgeoti of the Book Concertr in the sit) of New Vork, of the Western Methodist book C and of tbs Book Committee, wars r ' A^jaanaA until t*>Mrwm

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