Newspaper of The New York Herald, 2 Haziran 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 2 Haziran 1876 Page 3
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Yesterday's Progress of tie Trans continental Eipress. line Hundred and Seyen Miles in Twenty Bouts and Fifty-Seven Minutes. Forty-Three Miles and Three Quarters Each Hour. Ji REVOLUTION IN RAILROAD TRAVELLING. The Herald in Chicago in Twenty-Two Hours. Chicago, Jane 1?10 P. M. The Jsrratt k Palmer fast train baa juat arrived here, having made tbe ontlra (1 stance between Jersey City and Chicago, 907 miles, In twenty hours and fifty-seven minutes. Tbo trip ao far baa been a grand success, lor we have ran ahead or time ever alnoe leaving Pittsburg. Tharo waa ovation alter ovation all along tba line. H aTOKT OF THB JODR.VEV. Paaalng hurriedly through, the crowd in tbe Jeraoy City depbt, our party wero soon on board the trala Then ensued a buay aeene; bands were warmly shaken, hearty goodbys and "God^ speods" were ut tered, and everybody acemed much exciied. "Clear Ibe train!" ahouted tbe conductor, and an tbe order waa obeyed a brass band struck up a moving strain. siY. Jarrett waved his hand aa a signal, tbe whistle sounded shortly afterward, and tbe train began to move. Then tbe strains of tbo band wore auddenly rendered Inaudible by the hearty cheers "of tbe tpectalora. A lady friend of a paaaonger threw a shoe after us, and the (ong overland trip waa fairly begun. It was twelve Ofty-elgbt or three minutes behind schedule time when wo started. Long lines or men stood on cither tide of the track, lanterns In hand, and tliey presented a I icturesque Bight from tho rear platform. On, an we dashed, past houses and streets; tho lamp posts ?eemed to dance nimbly past us and then a sudden darkness betokenod the open country. Dashing sud denly through the silent streets of Newark wo were soon at Eltcat>eth, passing numerous buge bonfires on the way. At Linden a band played some stirring airs, but wc caught oniy a single note, and the music was <eft far behind. Kahway came next, and then Union town, wbere tho people fired a cannon under oar feet. saw tbe flash, heard a bit of the detonation, and then were rar away from cannon, smoke and people. Tbe motion of tbe train became mora and more tapid u?d we began to settle down to the long Journey before us. Sitting on tbe rear platform with tbo brakoman, four correspondent watched tbe stations appear and ilsippear like the phantoms in Macbeth, until the sen ^ -Won became monotonous. At each little depot a group of men with railroad lanterns watched tbe arrival of the train and Its passage on Its headlong way. The speed grow apace, and we began to gain tho lew minutes lost In Jersey City while patting the Hkralds ani letter mall on board, to that at Brunswick tho lime table was straightened oat, and we were running on timo from this point until wo reached Philadelphia Tho time was admirably kept. Between Jersey City and Brunswick we covered a bit of six miles in sevon minutes; and on a crooked ten miles, tall of curves, ??ar Psoll, tho time was twelve minutes. KWBTT MILKS I* XIXKTY-MNC M1XDTKS. West Phllsaelphla was reached one minute ahead of ^tlme. Tbe whole ninety miles was done in precisely ?ilnety-?Ine minutes. At Philadelphia tbe work aV distributing the Hbkald pscksges began, and rroos thence every way station receivod its quota. As the train rushed past the platforms the Hkrald bundles went Wblsiiog Into the air and fell among tbe people who came to see us go by. As wc pissed Ibe Centennial grounds the brilliantly lighted buildings made ap a magnificent night scene, but though It was a thing of beauty it was only a joy for a moment The watchers of tho night were A. J. Cas?ctt Third Vice President; Prank Thomson. General Man ager; P. W. Jackson, General Superintendent New Jer soy Division; G. Clinton .'Gardner, General Superin tendent Pennsylvania Railroad Dlvlaion; D. II. Boyd, Jr.. General Passenger Agent Wltli them sat Messrs.' Jarrett ft Palmer, and though everybody else was go ing to bed, Mr. Lawrence Barrett was so Interested in the progress of tbe train that ho remained up and as listed In keeping the rccord of tho running time. It was as follows Overbrook?3:43, or one minuto behind. Bryn Mawr?2:G2; still a minute behind. E igle was parsed at 2or ono mitfute and a half ahead. Tins waa kept up until we arrived at Penning tonvlllc; but at Klnzers wc leli to schedule timo. In the next alx minutes we actually ran ono minute ahoad of schedule, and so It continued all the way to Ilarris burg, which place wo reached at S :10 A. M. The depot platform here waa thronged, folly a.000 people bolng present even at that early hour to see train go by. CUXHIXO THIS ALI.KGffANItTH. We did not stop to count the crowd, however, hav ing a big Job bolore us in climbing' tho up grades on Ihe Alleghanie*. The sun rose clear and warm, and the rancd scenery or river, mountnln and dell was la Its brightest colon Tho trsln kept up close to time aud wo parsed Altoona while oating breaktout, finding anoiber throng at tbo depot as we daahed past .At Horseshoe P.end wc arrived on time, and st 8:83 reached the divide and began to descend the mountains. Henceforward sll tho streams along our route to tho Hockie* tall Into the Mississippi basin and tbenre to tbe Gulf of Mexico. Soon altor commencing our descent tho pace became terrific, and at every sharp curve conee cups and glasses went rattling to tbo Uoor as tho cars lurched besvlly to and fro. A good rood, however, kept us safo, and as wo grew accus tomed to tko uneasy motion tho novices In fast rail roading began to enjoy tbe sensation. It was, indeed, * wonderful foat to perform, carrying a train all tho way from New York to Pittsburg, with a single locomo tlvo and without ? stoppage* of a single second. A HKW I.OCOXOTIVB AT HTTSBrita "Wo are two minutes ahead of lime and only ten ?lies from Pittsburg,'* said Mr. Jackson at forty min utes past ten A. M. As he spoko tho atmosphere grew hazy and the swollgtit became yellowish. It was the smoke from the smoky city, and as minute after ?mule tho Irani rushed over tbe rails tho smoke was denser, and wo soon reached ilio cll|r ofc many chlm ncys aud iron foundri s. Slopping at forty-two inin nles past ten A. M. tho gallant locomollvo liiat had drawn ui all tbe way from Jersey City went oir snori ing and champing, very much after the manner of a blooded horde that had won a race. The ouitiho was good for mr.ny a mile yet, but It bai performed a task hitherto unprecedented, and wo wont to takd'a (Tosh Heed of Iron sinews at Pittsburg. Mr. Henry D. Palmor left us wilh Mr. Alouco Bliss, of the Custom Kouso, and Ihe officers of the Pennsylvania Central Kuilway. Ilioy look with them a bundle of letters and telegrams from tho through passengers for their frleods at lid/be. The mail pouch was also delivered, A large gathering of people Iiu.l assembled to welcomo the tram, aud the rush .-\r the Hkrai.iw was ircmeu iou.w. fo gel a Now York pa|tor bo ore eloven o'clock was tho rcusalion of tbo hour, and tho cry of tho news boys, "Here s yer Noo YVihhk IIuuld, this morning's tuition.' sounded familial lv m oar oars as the depot inglno arew us across the bridgo to Allegheny City Stopping neor the workshops, tho train stood still lor toven minutes white an air bnko was fUeKnilio baggage car. and to wait for tho eleven A M. Plus burg railroad timo. ^Thcse lew minutes' duiay aUo enabled us to take in an additional supply of ico IB the refrigerator containing our fresh pro visions aud irult. A curious crowd gaihorod rounu tho steward aa he opened the iron doors beneath tbo hotel cur. But seven minutes was now flying by and onco moro tbo scream of our loco motive revertHjraied on tho hill lops and wo all wramt'led on board again and aturtJKVr Chicago over the Pittaburg, Port Wayne and Chicagu Railway. The eugine was No. 28. and It haJ lleen handwomely decor ated with large doers' antlers aud abundance oi fl g . The engineer fa charge was W. 0. Taber and o?r coa duotor Major M. t. Scott. A war and away at loll speed we want, and It was eridont tbat the second sec tton of Mr. Jarrett's transcontinental railway combina tion waa going to run tone (hat time. Tue toad was a much rougher one to travel, tbe track ballast constat ing of gravel and cindera Instead of macadam, as on tbe Pennsylvania road; still it was far from unpleasant on tbe straight stretcbca Tbe excitement of this morning's rido now began to tell on the pawt-ngers, and with the exceptions of Judge Rutsell and Mr. Jar rett your correspondent found no uno awako as the whistle Mew three times t? denote tbe (act tbat wo bad at length leit Pennsylvania soil snd were bounding over Ohio. This was at Palestine, which station was passed at twelve minutes paat twelve, or one minute behind schedule time. ooixo ACROSS OHIO. The numerous m tui u I act a ring towns along this teej tton appeared to take great lutereat in tho passage of tbe traln,'at Salem especially. Tbe poople from far aud near bad assembled along the lino ol the road. They stood on house topa, sat in rows on fences and stood ankle deep In the dost to see us whirl past. The poe ple of tbe town were very lively, and It being the dinner bour everybody was at leisure to watch the train. At thirty-eight and a half min utes past twelve o'clock we dashed through the town, having Just pas sod trains Xos. 1 and 8 on the siding. Tbe npeed then perceptibly Increased, snd we raised Woodland, Damascus and Reloit In rapid succession, Running Into Alliance throe minutes abead of tlmo, at Qfiy-soven mlines past twelve. Hore another locomotive, with engineer John Van worm ers, with his hand on the throttle valve, waited for tho train, and la less than thirty seconds we were again in mo tion. The btauons a'ong this part of tbe route wore doited every few miles, and crowds were on the lookout. Everywhere tbe schooihouses were emptied, the factories \wo bushed for a moment and hundreds of people waived their bands to thoso on board. Tbe delight of there residents on finding a supply of to-day's Miraldh on board was remarkable, and there was a boisterous physical encounter, now and then, to set a copy. We reacbod Crestline at fl ty minutes paat throe, live minutea ahead of the sched ale, thai gaining sufficient time to change locomotives. Mr. Grlstom left us, and the train oamo under tbe control of Mr. Charles Edward Gorham, Superintend ent of tbo Western Dlvison. The engine was So. 108, Engineer A. Kelker, Conductor R. H. Youngbloed. r^oJkCRISTLlSB TO CHICAGO Thfc usual throng was at the depot. A chcor waa given when we started from Crestline to Chicago.. The road Is as straight as a bee line, and wo wont at a speed of flfly miles per honr. The heat tbat bad been so oppressive all day was now subdued by a delicious breeze, and the gathering clouds toll us tbat we were nearmg the storm described by tho Hkkalo. The country looked beautiful in Its verdure, and the fields seemed to whirl around, and every tree appeared to be dancing, so rapid waa our progress. Indeed, had it not been for the rocking motion of the cars one would have thought that the landscape was a swift panorama. We made the run of 131 miles from Crestline to Fort Wayne In two hour* and flfty-fivo minutes, meeting tbe Chicago express bound cost at Ada aiding, at fifteen THK STORK PBBDICTBD BT TBI IIB BALD. At Fort Wayne we remained ten minutes and distributed a large number of Hkbalds to tbe throng assembled, starting on regular time, at flvo minutes past seven, with engine No. 221, engineer A. H. Polbemus and conductor John H. Moore. We dashed with a elear track all the way for Chicago. Mr. Oorham announced that if tbe locomotive could do it, we would reach tbo Queen city by ten P. M. Our rate ol speed was indeed ter. rifle, frequently over a mile a minute, and we galnod minutes on the schedule time from Fort Wiyne. At nine o'clock tbe train passed through a blinding rain storm accompanied by vivid lightning and heavy thunder, emerging irom it after a race of thirty miles. At the Chicago depot an immense crowd standa looking at the train and at Its passengers, who walked through tbe hbrai.d building this morn ing, and are now io their midst after traversing Ave States?namely, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, In diana and Illinois: Here General Horace Porter, Vice -President qj the Po'.Vy^R Car Company,, leaves our party, well satisfied Willi this trip from Sew York to Chicago in twenty-two hoars, instead of thirty-seven, tbe usual speed lor that distance. Mr. E. W. Eldrldge, or tho Tremont House, cow of this olty, also left us, having made the round trip since nine o'clock on Tuesday morning. For tho first time on record tho people of Chicago read tho Nsw York Hbrald on tho evening of the day of Its publication, a fact worthy to be held in everlasting remembrance. *^t is quite evident tbat this expert mod of a last trans: continental train has aroused the entire country, add all along the route farmora came fifteen and twenty miles to see the train, although no local effort bad been made to attract special attention to it. If Mr. Jarrett succeeds m reaching San Francisco acs cordlnirlo the scbedulo time, the faot will revolutionise our present system of railway travel and make rapid passenger trains a necessity. A RBTCBX TO raiLAOBLTIIU. A representative of the Hbbalo accompanied the Jarrett & Palmer fast train as far as Pittsburg. Tbe return by a special train to Philadelphia, through tho courtesy of Superintendent Jackson, was made in a little over nine hour*. Boimn for tbi Mississippi. As I write these lines for the messenger at my win* dow the locomotive whistle is sounding, and in a min ute more wo start one gigantic bnuud for the Missis sippi Hiver, expecting to cross it twenty-lour hours from New York. IRON AND STEEL.. STATISTICS OF PBODUCTIO* IX THE UNITED STATES DUBINO TOE YEABS 1874 AND 1875. Philaoblpbla, Pa., June 1, 1876. Tho American Iron and Steel Association his re ceived full statistics ol the production in 1876 of nig iron, Iron and steel rails, Jte.; also returns showing the quantity of pig iron in stock at tbe close of tbe year. Tbe following uble shows the total production for 1876 compared with thai of 1874:? 1874. 1875. Products. Tout. Ton*. FigJfou 2,689,413 2,280,681 All rolled iron, Including nails.., 1,839,MO 1,890,870 All lolled Iron, including nails and excluding rails.. 1,110,147 1.097,867 Rails ot all kinds. 729.413 792.312 Bessemer steel rails. 144,944 290.85a Iron and nil o^ber rails. 684,469 601,649 Street rails 6,739 16,MO Kegs ol cut nulls uud spikos. 4,912.130 4,726,881 Crucible coki steel 36.328 39,401 Open bcartli steel 7,000 P.nso All other steel 6,363 12,007 Biooms Irom ore and pig iron 61,670 49,243 The decrease in tho production of p.g Iron was all In anthracite and charcoal pig Iron, there being a slight luert/ie In bitumluous snd coke, 1 he slock of unsold pig iron lit the end ol the year 'was 740,908 ion*. The total value of Import* of Iron aud steel during (he1 year wnx $16,273,316, a docreuse or (9,327,406 Iroui that ol 1874 TOIIPEDO SERVICE. INSTRUCTION FOB A NEW CLASS Of NATAL OFFICE M. Nbwport, R. L, June 1, 1876. (The new torpedo class, recently ordered to tbo torpedo station at this place lor Instruction, reported to Cap tain K. Kandolpn Breexe. tho commandant, to-day. The lollowing is tbe list:?Lieutenant Commanders?C. & Cotton, C. W. Tracy, Lewis Clark, W. II. Wbiiiag, A. O'Nell. Lieutenants?C. M. Anthony, J. K. Nooll, J. S. Newell, K. W. Sturuy, C. tv. Cbipp, J. C. Irving. J. 0. Adorns, T. >. I<ee. H. H. Buckingham, S. C. Hutue, F. S. ti>sseii, A. U. Berry. Master*?Karl Robrer, 1). H. Malum, tl A. Calbouo, Busolb, an J Knaign A. L. Case. They will couimonce their duties on Monday, and a very lively season's work Is anticipated. The torpeuo bosi Lightning, a description ol which snd Iter remarkable speed has appeared in the Hbbalo, ha* beeu accepted liy Captain Bree/.'-, i?er order or Cap lain .letter*, Cblel or Bureau of Ordnance, Irom her builder, and she has arrived here to-day. OFF THK TRACK. A lb axt, N. Y., Juno 1,'1870. A freight train bound south on the Saratoga Kail road, ran HI'the trick at Mscbanlcsville to day, oausing considerable dam ige. und uelayed trains lor five hours. No person was injured. LOW WATER AT ALBANY. Alrast, N. Y., June 1,187ft. The tows which were grounded on tho bar below ? his city have all been gotten ofl. Two dredges are now at work, and it is hopod ibat the trosMo will NM bo remedtod. WASHINGTON. Painful Impression Caused by the Blaine Scandal Developments. The Maine Statesman Out of the Canvass. The "Private Letters" Likely to Lead to Additiosal lnve*tigatioa. REAPPEARANCE OF THE WITNESS HARNEY. Secretary Robeson in Explanation of His Dealings With the Cattells. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Washington, Jane 1,1878. THE LABT STARTLING DEVELOPMENT*! IN THE BLAINE SCANDAL?PAINFUL IMPRESSION CAUSED BY BIS COCBSE?HE IB CONMDEBED PB AC TIC ALLY OUT OV TBE CANVASS?IMPRES SIONS and expressions by friend and foe. The extraordinary story related by Mulligan this morning regarding Mr. Blaine and the letter's state ment to reply, with its astonishing admissions, wero whispered about the House daring the afternoon, bat as business was going on, and as (ho tale seemed In credible and was supposod to be greatly exaggerated there waa little discussion of It. Mr. Blaine wua in tbu House daring a part ol tbe afternoon. The report in the evening papers was eagerly read later in the day, bat tho lobbies of the hotels, which wore singularly otnpty thla even ing, show less excitement than was to have been ex pected. There is a very general disposition to treat Mr. Blaine kindly and to await tbe close of tho case before forming a conclusion. In fact, tbe testimony of Mulligan as to railroad transactions is scarcely men tioned. Out even Mr. Blaine's friends do not attempt to deny that hlB course in pri7ately visiting and tam pering w'th a witness who was summoned to testify concerning' him was an act for which there is no excusc aud which he ought never to have committed, and while there are persons not especially friendly to him alao, who say that nobody could be oxpected to rest quietly, undor the threat of having private correspondence, covering a number of yeara and many different transactions, exposed, no one attempts to defend bia visit to Mutll gau. There Is no doubt that the long continued attacks npon Mr. Blmue have aroused sympathy for him which tells curiously in his favor Just now. But few or either party openly exult r his misfortuno, and almost every body feels sorry lor him. Some of hia Irlenda assert that ho will come out all right, but tho prevailing sentiment la that whatever may be the result or the investigation, Mr. Blaine is virtually out of the canvass, and tbepollticlans are al ready busier with speculations as to where his strength will go than with tho disclosures ol to-day, which give them occasion to reform their calculations. It is gen. orally admitted that Mr. Brislow's chances are increased and that, for the first time, be beoomes a formidable competitor for the Cincinnati nomination, and there is a report to night of a combination between his Irienda and those of Senator Morion, of whose purpose, how evor, no detailed statements are given. Mr. Blaine is engaged this evening with his lawyers. It is reported by aome ol his lriend* that he will to morrow submit the letters he took from Mulligan to threo oi the committer, a republican and two aomo orata, seder the pledge that their contents bo kept secret by them unless they show transactions wrote In their nature and demanding exposure and investlga tioa. This, they say, will snow that be bad no wrong to conceal But, on the other band, strong pressure will be brought on the commlttooto require Mulligan to state under oath the nature snd contents of the letter* If he should refuse to do this and should call upon the commlttco to demand a production and return of tho letters by Mr. Blaine, there would seem to be no excuse for the latter'a refusal There are a few shrewd politicians who say to-night that Mr. Blaine's popularity in the country is so gruat thnt be will not b<> seriously hurt even by the events of the luat twenty-four hours, and tbat'lie has still a good chance for the nomination, but the general impression is that he has been put out ol the list of candidates by his admitted acta, and that no matter what may be his popularity, tbo Convention would not uumlnate a ? liable to bo called on to make still furthor explanations JAKB TUOMrSOX AND THE ABKTBACTION OF THE INDIAN BONDS?HIS READINESS TO MEET IM PEACHMENT. The recent publication of a remark by Secretary Chandler that ho thought Mr. Jacob Thompson, for merly Secretary of tbo Interior, was responsible and might be impeachod for the loss or tho Indian bonds while he was Secretary or tho Interior under Mr. Buchanan, has brought Mr. Thompson to Washington. Ho arrived hero yesterday and this morning sent u letter to Mr. Cuaodler asking whether the newspaper paragraph represented him c^rroetly as saying that he believed Thompson guilty or abstract ing the Indian bonds. Mr. Chandler said lie would reply to the letter, but lio was undorslood to hold tbst If bonds were abstracted irom the Interior Department while he is Secretary ho would consider himself re sponsible for them. Mr. Thompson announces publicly hi< readiness lo have tho loss of the bonds and his wbolo conduct of tho Interior Department Investigated by a committee, the majority or the whole of whom should be republicans, and that if they hold that lie ought to bo Impeached he pledges himsoir in advonco not lo plead that the Senate has no jurisdiction. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Wasmixotox, June 1, 187AL what me. blaine's private letters con* TAlNED?ADDITIONAL CHABOM IMPENDING. One or the letters which Mr. Blains took rrom the witness Mulligan is said to-night to refer to transac tions to reference to a Spencer rifle contract. It is said thai Blalno first knew Fishor Ihrough his brother in-law, i\fho was a partner with Fisher in the Adams sugar refinery in Boiton. Tbo Spcneer rlflo contract existed, it is sai?l, wbilo Blaino was a mem ber of the Maine Legislature, and the letter Is re ported lo relate to his share of the profit In tho con tract, amounting to IS each on 10,(KM rules. Thero sre rumors on the street or still other charges to be broutrbt against Mr. Blaine. Other wttnessos have also boen sublicensed, whose evidence is oxpectod to confirm thai ol Mulligan. Mulligan stated to-day to the commltteo that one-or the letters which Blaine took Irom blm contained a distinct admission that Blaine had received $20,00 J in bonds of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Hallroad on acconnt of an outside matter. An investigation will be msde lo sea If there Is any connection oetween this and the transaction concerning which Carry swore that Robinson bad lolj him. It is also asserted that in one ot the letters Blaine speaks ol a transaction wnich would "ruin him politically" If It should become known, and that this relets to his having told aomo bonds to difiorent partioa at a higher rata than to others In Msine, they bellcv.Bg that they were denlt with on the ssnin isrms, and Blaine taking the difference lor himscll; also that in some of the letter* Fisher presses Blaine for a settlement or the Northern l'an.Uo account and the repayment or the $2.1,000 to the Boston partlus Iron whom Bia oo had received it, and that Blaine saya, in excuse for delay, that he Is bsrd up because of his political expenses. , REAPPEARANCE OF THE WITNESS HARNEY? THE CAUSE OF MIS ABSENCE?WHAT MB SATS ON THE SUBJECT OF THE KEBB SCANDAL. The witness Harney, concerning wboae absence yes terday thero waa so much unflattering eonjecturo, go here this afternoon jnat is time to meet the Clymer Committee at Its sto-iad adjourned sesaioa; but, owing _ to the lateness of the hour and plea of Mr. Dan ford thai be ? bad boon engaged Its hours al ready in comuuiteo work, life further ex. animation of the witness was deferred until to-morrow morning. Harney ts at tbe Kbbltt Boom o night where he was interviewed on tbe subject of bis absonoe yesterday, lie said that he suffers sevore ly from neuralgia oi the face, and that be wax unable yesterday to see his physician, Or. Little, la New York to get relief frem one of tbe attacka ot hla malady, and, supposing one day e?uld make bat little difference to tbo committee, be took what be thought a Justifiable liberty under tbo circumstances and stayed over his tine. Ho Is not anxious, he says, to go before tbe committee again. He never was at any time, but be will tell the truth all tbe time. He would never have acknowledged to tbe com. mittee that he bad paid any money to Mr. Kerr if Mr. Kerr had not required him to speak. If Mr. Kerr bad only kept silent that day iu the committee he (Harney) would have gone to prison before he would have told of the transaction with Hr. Kerr. Harney went on to say that Ureene, who swore that be did not believe the money be guve Harney was ever paid to Mr. Kerr and did not believe so at tbe time, mast bavo been a great tool to have sent blm presents such as a handsomo seal ring and otbor gifts in token of bis gratitudo for Harney'a serviocs. He al?o con tends that if Ureene believed that tbe money was not given to Mr. Kerr, why did he Uko tbe trouble and pains to get a money order fur tbe doOcioncy of $40 and send it to him by mall from Now York, When Harney appeared before tbe committee thla afternoon be bad a small packsgo with him, which gave rfsc to a report tbat be bad rortlded himself with papers and memoranda to substantiate bis charges; but when questioned on this point he said he had no sneh documents; that tbo paottago was merely a change of toilet, and that be should go before tho committee to-morrow depending only on his momory. MULLIGAN SUBFCBKAKD BEVOBB ANOTHER COM* MITTBB. Mulligan was subpoenaed to-night to appear before tho Committee on l'ubllc Lands, who aro investigating tbe affairs of tbe Northern Paciflo Kali road. THE BBLXNAP IMPEACHMENT?A YBBDIOT 07 GUILTY ANTICIPATED. It seems probable to night tbat tbe Senate will pro ceed with ihe impeachment of Belknap at once, In stead of putting It off until the tall or winter, and that thero will ben verdict of guilty. It/has been suggested to Belknap tbat he would do Wisely to make no de fence, but let the caso go by default, as he would thus avoid painlul exposures, and it Is generally admitted tbat the evidence which the managers will produce will convict. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wahhi-noto*, Jane 1,1876. SECBETABY B0BE80N BXFOBE THE COMMITTEE OK KAVAL AFl'AIBK?AN EXPLANATION OK BIB DEALINGS WITH THE CATTELL8?THE TBAN8 ACTION8 OF THE DEPABTMENT. Socrctnry Robeson appearod beforo the House Com mittee on Naval Afftlrs to-day and explained at length hi* aocouut Willi A. <i Cattell At Co., whloh bo snowed was tally sullied on the 13th of October, 1871. Ho paid them in money value; the wrong done to him was in the publication of detachod portions of the testimony; the commiitce would see by a lair analysis that he had turned irom one aecount back to another covering loo pages In order to give this explanation. The Secretary also referred to the testimony of Mr. Lewis, the rcce.ver ot the lato Arm of Jay Cooke & Co. At the time the Arm failed he owed it 918,000, in two amounts?910,000 and $8,000. This latter amount was mentioned in the testimony seven timet, making it appear $50,000. The See rotary cir cumstantially related bis business transactions with A. G. Cattell h Co. at that period, from which It appeared that ho bad loaned ibem $26,000, or $7,000 mora than be bad to pay. Tbe Cattells began to pay him back as was convenient, and tbe account was closed by their giving bim a check for $21,000. Tho Secretary produced all the (uoft* and checks. Tbe Indebtedness or tbe 8mi of jfy Cooko k Co. waa settled. Ttte Secretary also explained the Item of $13,000 which appeared on tbe Cattells' books as an amount owing by bim for a building lot and cottage at Long Branch. The prop erty waa not a* Long Brnnub, but two mile* off, ft Monmouth Beach. In 1871 a number of gontlemen formed a company and entered into a speculation by baying a farm on credit and dividing it Into bmldlng lota He went into the speculation, believing, with the otlier?entleman, that they could sell enough or tbe properly to pay Ibem all baok what they bad ad vanced and make a good deal or money bosldea. It was not, however, convenient for him at that timo to go Into the speculation and si>end money, and A. (!? Cattell covered his shares, as had been done for several other subscriber* The Secretary never had any agree ment with the Arm about thia basin ens; it waa with A. O. Cattell himself for a deed of oue half or a piece of property on Sixteenth street, which was worth about $30,000. As much bad been said about K. (I. Cattell receiving commissions on contracts, t)ie Secretary de' sired to say that such transaction* on Cattail's part were, In all reaped*, unknown and unauthorised by him. Ho said hi* relations with A. O. Cnttcll k Co. were Back that if, in a legitimate way and doing busi ness ns other people, they could by contracts in ibolr line make money be (bould not bo lorry, although be would prefer that tbey should not bave crfntructe. Ho bad no personal knowledge of the Cuttell* reooivlng commissions on contracts Information, however, reached him eighteen months ago that E. O. Cattell bad applied fi several persons to be employed by tbem in connection with their contracts. He recol lected hearing of Jr>bn Roach, Cramp, Swift, a live oak contractor, and Qulntard being approached He did not remember who informed bim. about tbo matter; bat when he spoko to anybodf bo was per fectly certnUt that la overy instance be said that Mr. Cattell must kava nothing to do with tbe contract* of the Navy Depertmont, other than in the line or hi* legitimate business. How airong Mb made Mil* lan guage he eoukl not recall In words, but that be ex pressed himself strongly, In every instanoe, be waj sure. Tbe next time ho met Mr. Russell, tho naval payniMter at Philadelphia, tho latter, la response to a questio.i by tbe Secretary, Informed bim that tbe Cattails bad no contracts for floor or horse ieed I'jicepi within tbelr legitimate line. With regard to the property opposite to Longue Island, In New Jersey, lbs Secretary said tbe Navy Department had never purchased or need any such land. Soma was, however, purchased by the War Department. Ha doalred to say that since bo bad bees Secretary ot tno Navy he bad never given a contract lor supplies, and this statement, he believed, would be vcriflftd by gentleman now pres ent, embracing almost every one who bad been clift of a bureau in tbe Navy Department since be held the olBce ot Secretary; nor bad be ever dictated, orally or in writing, that favoritism should bo shown to any man. He bad never dictated or suggested, or hinted or spoken to any on* for the patpoee of having persons favored In tho matter of con. tracts. Titers were a dosen men now present, of the highest respectability in the navy, who couljl testily to the troth of Ibis statement The Secretary, howevor, did not pretend to aajrbe was not reapoosible for tbe policy Of repairing the Iron-clad*, or tor tho policy ot repairing and rebuilding eerUbn ships; but he bad di rected lbs Bureau or Constructions and Repairs and the Bureau or Htaam Engineering to distribute tbe work omonr the great Arms of shipbuilder* ot tho coustry. Ho believed that In 1873 and since there was not a shipbuilding establishment on the Atlantic coast thai had not had some of the patronage or the depart ment Tbe Chairman of tbe codtanittee a*ked;?Did yon' not is your * latent ent say that you never made or dic tated a contract to be made with any given person ? A. It Is Juat possible tbst 1 may bavo referred to aoms men In Baltimore for repair* of lt?? Tallapoosa; if so tbe matter wo* brought to my nttontlon by Mr. Archer, lormerly a member of this committee; I made a con tract with Normon Wiard for experiments; I cannot recall anything else ol the kind. Tbe Chairman?1 should Ilka yoer statement to be comprehensive and ipeeKo. a. 1 never gave or dictated, orally or la writing, or suggested or hinted to any person to give contracts lor supplies or anything ah est contracts, either as to per* sons or prises; 1 nsrer dMisted instructions to show favoritism to anybody. In response to a question by It Willis the Secretary eaid his impression was the prU-s were flxed by calling on the great hnMsss ot the dean try sod letting them consult with tho bureau officers, and then comc down to the lowest lair prices. Ms. Willi*-?i?o you know whether or not tbeso ?hip-builder* auc, contractors, with a view of putting up too prices at high as possible, did not combine? A. I aiu not prepared to say that thu ship-builders did fa 1 suppose there are no men mora rospocta'de and honorablo than John Koach and Harlutid k Hoi llngswurtb, and 1 suppose thu other ship-builders are not different In character from those gentleman. Mr. Wlllta interrogated the Secretary about repairing vessels, the rejialr hews tn (act a rebuilding of the ship, and asked the Secretary to stato whether lor this he had authority of law. The Sccrotary said he uover built a ship without a apecitlc appropriation for the purpose, Chough auch thiuga were done previous to bts time. Ho thought that Secretary Upstiur built six sloops without authority ot law under tho ordinary appropriations; tho repairing of vessels was substan tially the rebuilding of them; as tho doca>ed timbers needed to be roplacod with souud matorial the ropair would involve a groator ox;>ense than the rebuilding; tho Frankliu was an old ship of the Hue, but by re building sbo wan made a steam vessel. Mr. Willis?And you did what you say with your eyes open r A. Yes; and 1 have git en the navy ships that will last Ulty instead of onlv flvo.years. Other questions less material ihun thoso nbovo re ferred to were asked and answered, when tho committee adjourned until to-morrow. Tin MEW CABINET OFFICERS IN PERFORMANCE OF THEIB OFFICIAL DTJTIFB. Tho oath ol olllco as Secretary of War was adunnls. tcrod to Mr. Cameron this morning by Judge McArtbur( of tho Supreme Court, ol this District, and soon alter Mr. Cameron began the performance ol his new duties at tho War Departiuout. The coreiuouy took pisco at the Kx^cutive Mansion. At tho saiuo time Judge Tart qualillcd as Attorney General. VEBMONT DEMOCRATS. THE STATE CONVENTION YESTERDAY?A VEBY LAROB DELEGATION?AN OUTSPOEEN PLAT FORM?UOLD AND HILVEB TUB ONLY LEGAL TENDEB?TILDEN STBONOLY INDORSED. Monti-busk, Vt., June 1, 1S7& Tho Domooratlo State Convention was called to order at oloven o'clock by Hiram Atkins, chairman of the State Committee, who said this was thu largest Con vention assembled In Vermont since 180U, und that the only roal issue Leiore thcin was whether honest mon aro to hold olUcs. George M. Fisk, of Northflold, was elected tempo rary chairman aud William Kidder secretary. A spirited 'discussiou ensued oil the question of ad mitting delegates other than those duly oloctod by town caucuses regularly held, there being prcsont ono who had been appointed to till a vacancy. After con siderable contusion and recrimination Simmons, the delegate appointed to All tho vacancy, was excluded. Tne permanent organization is as follows:?George M. Klsk, ofNorthOeld, Chairman; William Kidder and William L. Guild, Secretaries, and a Vioe President lrom each county. A. M. Dickey of St. Johnsbury, was teleclod| as chairman of tho Committee on Reso lutions. Mr. Aiklus nominated Hon. William 11. H. Bingham, of Stowe, for Governor, and ho was unani mously selected by a rising vote. Tbo Convention adjourned until two P. M. The resolutions embody the lollowing declartlons:? J'irrf?Fidelity to all tin provision* ?f the constitution. .Sm.Nif?Retrenchment niid ic^nunv In federal aud State sdminiafatioii, and ieaseDinff the bnrdens imposed on labor by reduction of officers and taiHtlnn. t'uurth?Honest payment uf the public debt and the pres ervation of the public fkith. >VIA?Free acJiooia, exempt from all sectional control: no appropriation uf public money lor sectarian inatruoilun. Siilh?llomo rule; no centralisation of State or federal powers; no federal Interference In State or municipal elec tions Sri-ruth?Exposure and speedy puniahnient ol oorruptlon, Ac., In the administration of publle affaire. A'i'i/A/A?Gold aud silver as the only leital tender. A'inlh?Steady steps toward the resumption ot specie psy menu. Tenth?A tariff for the purpose of revenue oely. Elrcrnth? In the eonrfiience that our delegates to the National Democratic Convention at St. Louia will support only tlioae candidate* who are the proper representatives of these principle* we leave them to tie tree exercise of tlieir diacretiou as to the choice of the best men fitted to briai; about thorough relorra la the administration of our national affair*. The twelfth resolution states that In the interest ol honest aud pure government tbe co-operation of all I honest men Is Invited, Irrespective ol loriuer party afllllatlon, and that tho tbaaka ol thn people are due to |-tl,e House of Representatives of the United states tor reducing appropriations and instituting investigations and lor uueartbing fraud in hlgo place* That tho action of democrats in the State* of Now Yurk and Connecticut In making large reductions In Stat* taxa tion is a practical result. which has always Character ized a detnocrtulo administration ot the government, and is commended. On tho reassembling ol the Convention, E. B. Bald win, ol Sharon, was nominated for l.toutenaut Gov ernor. Resolutions were adopted strongly Indorsing Gov ernor Tihlcn lor tho Presldeucy, und the following named gentlemen were elected delegates to tbo St. Louis Convention:? Marcus 1). Oilman, of Montpeller, Chairman; B. B. Smalty, of Burlington; Joseph Band, St. Albans; P. S. Henlamin, Woloott; Jamos H. Williams, Bellows' Falls; J. W. Bliss, Bradford; C. W. Chase, Lyndon; Thomas B. Kennedy, Kuirliold; John Cain, Rutland; Goorgo M. Fish, Kortlille'd. Alternates? E. M. Sutton, Burlington; S. L Goodell, Brandon; J. J. Deavlti, St. Albans; George W. Boards ley, Alburg; S. L Wiswell, Cabot; H. W. Glllott, Tbet lord: P C. Pollard, C'vendtsli; John W. Currier, Troy; N. P. Bowman, St. Johnsbory; John Quintan, Char lotte. It wus voted to Instruct tbe delegates to tbo National Convention to voto as a unit. MISSOURI DEMOCRATS. testehdat'b phoceedino? at the conven tion?THE PLATFOEX?AN TJNINHTKCCTED DELEGATION? H EX DBICE8 THE FAVOHITK AND TILDEN A OOOD SECOND. jBrnsaov City, June 1, 1870. When the Democratic Convention reassembled last evening tbe nomination lor delegate* at largo was made, and after nmnorou* speeches and a groat deal of confusion the following were elected:? Henry J. Spauncftorst ?nd Stilton Uutcblm, of St. I<ouis; Governor Charles II. Hardin, ami ax-Governor Sllaa Wood-on. The Committee on Resolutions tben submitted tno following platform, whicb was adopted AVr?<?FldeliIT to ell tbe provisions of tbe constitution of the Untied State*. .Will-I'erpotual nnloa of States, with lecal sell govern mi nt In every section. Tt.inl?Civil Service re form and restitution of tests of hon esty. fldelltr and opacity. aa qualifications for pu die office. f-iurlh?Katmnchment and economy In federal, State ami municipal administration*. lessening the burdens of labor by a reduction of office* and taxation. fWfA-Kxpoaurs and speedy pnniahment by penal lawn <>f corruption and peculation in the adaslalstratlun ol pulilij aff.ii i?. Sixtk?Private u-o aed appropriation of pnblic fomla hv State custodians mean cmber/l ?tnent itnd robbery; official accuentMiiillty exacted and enforced by batter patalnistra tlon of civ.I and criminal laws. Srrmth -Kror school*. exempt from all sectarian control; a tree press, accountable for abtlM? tocivil aad criminal law* Eiyhth?The preservation of pnblic faith and eredlt and hone>t payment of the public debt. Xinth?That we am In favor of the repeal of the act oi Jen nary. IH75: bnt. Inasmuch aa tbe National Convention of the de in eratic party In to lis held within the next tlurl v ftavs. |?n deem it inexpedient to adopt any resolution ro-pm-t? inn thu currency or Rnaticea of the country, but refer the aame to ?nch Convention, hereby plentc in? ourselves to support Ita platform, and to give ti'o electoral tlckat or Missouri for Its nominee. | The demi-cratls pariy Is tbe party oI the ron*tltu(ior. the party ol reiorm and the paitv of economy, and. if Intrusted with the administration ol the federal giiveriimaut will hold It to be Ita present and preialatf dnty to restore fall and per fect enaallty amonir the States ajrain*t the agjtresslv< asurpations of eentrallsed power to estsidla-i the moral character of the eerenmeat and allmlnate crime aa a com mon characteristic of political life; that tbe present deplorable c< edition ol tbe morals and ha>lneta latereeta of tlia country la the result of c >rrnpt and parilaan admlnlitra tlon. and that reiorm la a'solnlely necessary for the relief of the people and tbe nrraervation of the government, aad that i lii? can only be none by a ehaogs of slmlnjatratiini A resolution inatrueting tbe delegate* to labor and vote lor Hendricks In the National Convention for President was offered, but tbe Convention reium-d to allow it to be mad. Great confusion prevailed, hut order.was finally restored and the Ooarentlon quietly sdjournod. A special despatch to tho Republican from Jefferson City gives the following aa the reliable canvass of tho delegates for President:?Hendricks, 10; Tiiden, 10; tfoabtftol, L MINNESOTA DEMOCRATS. THE STATE CONTENTION YESTERDAY?A Bitn MONET PI.ATFORM?OOVERNOR TILDEN NOM INATES FOE THE PRESIDENCY. Sr. Pafl, June 1,187& Tbe Democratic Stato Convention met in this city to day. After n long and very exciting session tno fol lowing were obooen as delegates to Ike National Demo crat e Conventiou at rtt. Louis.?K. M. Wilawn, Daniel Back, J. H. McKinney, C. F. Duck, Michael Dorran, J. F. Norrmk, George K. Skinner, William Ln, J. N. Csstle and T. G. Mealy. The lollowlng resolutions were adopted :? Firm?We aeeept and will apheld tho constitution ef the United State* la all Its parts. Xmad-Tke powers of tbe federal government are limited by the constitution and shouldaever be traaaeeaded. Third? Cnloa el the Ma tea is parpetuat and tbe right of local government In the several Mates is affirmed. Foarfh?the public eredlt should be maintained at bay and every rest. t'i/tk?Gold nod sliver mtm la iba ealv Iseral tsadae eaa teai plated h* the constitution, ud resumption of speet* pavmeuts as >00:1 as ilia business inuresu u{ tl.e "country will permit In the oily poller ooasisteat with a til<ii regard lor the pu'dic lalili. SixUt?Wt reaffirm the unwavering position of tbn demo crude U'Tty a tur.ff for protection Ik of the untura of class legislation and li (nnMlft and nnjii?t. ami that ? tariff !or revenno i> only admissible when It l? iudi?peu.<tblii to provide mean* to defray tiie orliuary expanses of thj yoternmaut and to meet its obligations. S*c,hUi -Retrenchment In every branch of the federal. State and local iruvorninent la demanded, that the burden of taxation may he diminished. r.iutA?Tlie peculation and appropriation of pu'tlic fund* to private or partisan uses merit nnii should be vlalted by prompt and severe penalties. .Ximlh ? The moat 'I/id at .notability alintild 1 exacted ol allp-rsotts intrusted with the custody ami di*liuM**ia(-n! ot public funds. and the use of money in influencing votus aheutd he punished .?? a humatll criminal offence. T'ulk - ruldic nchools free to ell. rw' rrnth? fci|ual ami exact,Juatlce to all men; no partial legislation; nn partial taxation. Tirrl/11) ? Kelorm In all detiartmonta of the federal irovern - meut. which can only be accomplished by the displacement from power of the republican party. We arraign tliat political organization before the peotila a? directly responsible lor the demoralised and ui*Kra<v!iil condition of tbo public scrviee, which brings to the I iee of every honest cltlaen; lor shield Iiik offenders from Just and long-deserved punishment; lor contemptuous disregard of the plain provisions of the constitution; for repeated violations of the rights of State* iruaranteed bv that instrument; for the innuiner able thieveries of Belknap and most ol thd minor crimlnali; for the decay and almost destruc tion o'' our commi-rclsl marine; for the Inefficient slate of our navy, upon wlcli countless millions of the people's money have been squandered, and for the ab-urd end vicious legislation of the past Ofteon years, which haa unsettle J \alucs of all property and lias culminated in the depression ol biuinr*<. that haa brought disaster and ruin uoou so manv of our cltlxoti*. Cordially inviting the cu-upcr itlon of honcat men of all shades of political opinion, we ple>lgu tho democratic party of Minnesota tn work uiicei singly and earnestly lor the overthrow of tho dominant party, which, bv its act! of omis sion and commission, has wrought 10 much dishonor and ?u many evils upon all classes ol our countrymen. Tho following resolution, offered by K. M. Wiiaon, delegate at large, was adopted by 125 to 74:? Ke solved. Thai tn tioveruor Samuel J. Tilden we recoir nlse tho ripreseutativu reformer of tho times, mid belicvi that his nomination lor l*re?id >nt will be the bast course ol tho democracy to secure the reforms tor which oar 0nrty Is earnestly slelvlu* and which are so essential to tbo very life oronr nation. Tho majority of the Convention wan in favor of Til den's nomination, but it strong minority vigorously opposed him at every opportunity. Tlio candidates (or Presidential doctors are:?Kdward Itice, Jotiu l\ Meagher, JosepU Copaer, Richard A. Jones and W. T. Bonnewoll. ALABAMA , DEMOCRATS. MoNTcoutiitr, Juno 1, 1*78. The Democratic State Convention lo-day nominated I. F. Box, Superintendent of Kduuttion; J. L. Pugh and J. T. Morgan as electors of the State at larce, and J. S. Shorter, L. P. Walker, J. V. Morguu and C. C. Langdon were elected delegate* at lar^n to St. Louis, The delegates to Sl Louis are Instructed. CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION. CBOOKED WHISKEY IN LOUISIANA?HOW TH1 DISTILLERS FIXED A SUPERVISOR OF INTER NAL REVENUE WITH ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER MOSTIL New Orlraxs, June 1, 187(1 The Congressional Committco commenced their Inves tigation with open doors to-dav. All the members of tho committee wore present except Mr. Ulackburu, who Is en route to Washington by order ofSpeakor Korr. Internal Rovenue Supervisor P. H. Hunt waa tho flrsl witness examined tn regard to the crooked whlwcej matters and attempts to bribe public officers. , H? testilled that while on his way to New Orleans iu 1875 ho stopped at Holly Springs, where h met Walshe, a distiller ol this city; Walshe st.tedio witness that they (the distillers) had paid his prede cessor, J. K. Cobb, (1,0110 )>er month, amounting to $12,000 or >14,000, and desired to make iho same ar rangements wtlh witness; Hunt came on to Now Or leans ufterwarti. appointed new guugrrs and storo keopcra for the Carey distillery, and found a gain ol it gallon per bushel increase In production; the distil lery was ouly run five days after these changes, consequently the Inference was they hud been making a large percentage ol crooked whiskey. It bad bocn customary to withdruw forty or OTty barrels per day, but three days hol'nro the local revenue official* seized the Carey distillery about 400 or MM hsrrels were withdrawn. The inference on this occa sion was that officials had notified the distillers of the intention to solxe the distillery. The amount of reventis due for which tho dl.sllllory wss seixed wa? $24,000. Hunt dismissed Todd and Hariunn for Irregularities, but they wero soon alter employod In the Custom Uouie. GOVERNOR TILDEN. AM EXPLICIT DENIAL OF TUB "ADVEltTISIWO'* CHABOE?THE OOVEBNOB TOO BUST TO BEAD NKW8PAPEB8. Albany, Jon* 1, 1*79. The Arffiu to-morrow will contain the following:? "It Is alleged that a Arm of advertising agent* ban sent circulars to certain newspaper* containing ex tracts from other newspapers favoring Governor Til. den lor republication an advertisement or for compen sation. Wo nro authorized to state tbat no such acl ' lias been dono by thut tlrm or by toy other llrin, or bv any person whatever with tlio authority, direct or In direct. or with the knowledgo or Governor Tilden, or bv the niency or with tho knowledge of anybody about Governor Ttideu." Kver since the close of tlio legislative session Gover nor Ttldon has boon incessantly occupied In examining and acting on the 175 lulls leit on bis hands. Ho has had no time to road the newspapers, and scarcely to re-id the letters addressed to him not relating to tb? i>onding bills. THE CAttAL SUIT STRUCK JURY. At-n-isr, June 1,1*71 Application was made to Justice Ingolls on Tuesday last lor an order that the defendants in tho canal cu?? ol Tho People, *c., vs. Henry D.DeniSon et ml. ?ho* cause, at u special term ol tbo Supreme Court to b? held at the chambers of Justice I.andon, In Schenec tady, why an order sotting a?ido the order stayiuj proceedings in the matter of tbo xtrack jury in tt<? altove case, granted by Justice Noxon, at Syracuse, ! should not be set aside. Ou hearing Mr. Paige lor plalntifTs and Mr. Henry Smith for defendants Justice (minion granted the following order:?"That the order herein made at a Special Term to lie held at Syracuse on the 27th day of May, lS7il. staving all proceeding* under the order of May 24. 1M7U, granting a s|*-ci.ii jury, be, and the same hereby Is, vacated and set I aside. J. S. I.andon, Justicu Supremo Court. Soon after flirco o'clock to dav Messrs. Ruger * i Hiscock and Hand k Hale, Mr. Paige and SenaUii Konuaday entered the County Clerk's office, and th? matter ol striking tho Jurv was held open until e oven o'clock to-morrow, in order to allow the counsel to examino tho list of jurors. TEMPERANCE MASS MEETING. About 2,000 friends of tliu tomperauce cause assem bled In tho main hall of the Cooper Union last eveninj I to hear tho songs and speeches of a number of then leaders. Mr. J. H. Glbbs acted as Chairman, and Messrs. George Smith and William I>mltoi i a< Secretaries. Tho front of the platlorts was elaborately decorated with American flags. | Among the audience were representatives of th? Sons of Temperance, (rood I'emplars, American Teni|>eranco I'mon, Daughter* of 'lemperanoe, Knst ' Side League, and the ILitfixn Catbo ic Societies. The exercises consisted ol Instrumental and vocal musio i by tbe S>'n-King minstrel troupe; a very creditable drill in the manual or arms and lacings by the Temper anco Amateur Kille Cores, Cantain T. McGuire and nine men; speeches by E. II. Jenny, John B. (iibbs and the Rev. S. Merrltt; recitations by th? Rev. J. V. Me Nsmars, Mr*. H. C. Parks. Mrs. O'Douovan Ross* and others. During the evening the audience were enter tained with choruses by t*o Contennial choir, und the singing or "Killarney" by Miss Roeder, of Martha * Washington Council. WOMAN SUFFRAGE ISOCIETY. At tbo animal meeting of tbe New York Woman Suffrage Society, held last evening at No. 239 West Kourtcanth streot. the following officers were elected lor the coming year:?President, Mrs. l?r. I.osier; 1 Vice Presidents, Mrs. Mrs. Austin. Mrs. Mutllde Wemlt nnd Mrs, Preltfh; Correspond ; Ing Secretary, Mrs. Sarah (ioodyear; Recording I Secrotary, Helwi Xmr Cooke: Treasurer, Miss Jeannu i McAdam. and Chairman of tho Kxecuttve Committee. Mrs. Lillto Itovereux Make. Charles Sotheran reml an essay on Mary W olstoa cralt, and the socie'.y voted that Wh*re*? ths republican psrtj- elslms In he the party e( "moral Ideas" anit of ho-nan progr.-*#. tlier-f >re (Resolved. flint In foltllment of f.irtnsr nledues and as a irnarantea of fertlier ?houl i Incorporate a ree?n> inendaiioii of the political enfranchisement of Hi* women of the country In the delaratlua of principles pat brlii at Cla> eiaaatL THE FREE COLLEGE. The results ol the examination ol MhoUra for admto ?Ion Into the lntrodu lory department of the Ol leg* of the City of New York wero announced yesterday morning. There was an unprecedented!)- large number ol applicants?nesrly 700?and out or thcae about AO* olxftiiied admission. Tbe examination ot tho collegia!* classes begins to day and will continue until Monday alter next. RITE OF CONFIRMATION. Riahop Potter administered the rite of N* Urination to tbirty-fivo young ladles, in St. Mary^i Cuurch of tbo Virgin, Weet Forty-tilth street, laM evening. FATAL ACCIDENT. John Kolle^l laborer, whose rest denes ti unknown, while working on tho new building No. 6M FifU avenue fell from a scaffold last evening an* wm Ufc BtnEVly kilM,

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