Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 25, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 25, 1876 Page 6
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rate nf hiterrat, Imt Mini: 1.1 m at aleineiit had gone ' c t (),<• cunutry—ntxl things will Ik? crtrrlrtl e-po [lly #}„ » there In miy Unitnclsil interest at slake— itint ho I" 4 ' 1 keen «Ic|*n!*<?«l, It left him, even wore tha criirtvnl not legal, where U would be Impossible to !i,sko any negotiations, Consequently bo could ,t ,nnkc any arrangement* to meet maturing t Tli/lcah*. If .Mayor lloyiio, win*, it was under .{ond. was In favor of repudiation, should bo do ebb’d'by tliu Courts to bnvc the first claim to the Mayoralty. no paper could be put upon tbc market nil the end of his (!ioyn<>>> term of office, except .» a uro.it sacrifice and »t ruinous niton. On the iihi rbntid, If Mr. Colvin, who. It was well under .mod was In favor of an honest payment, should declared tbe legal Mayor, with the assistance of ■ «wd I'omplroller tiie public business of the? city rmild be resumed, ami paper could bo put on ttio rinrkotnt a reasonable rale till such time us a fur out step to hnprovetnenl conld lie reached. It was true Hint In New York Hoyne was regarded as for t.midlntlon ond Colvin for payment. If lloyno was declared the legal .Mayor, be would defer Hie pay wpnts for years. but would otherwise appropriate. ' if I bad continued In office.*' said Mr. naves, "I oin confident Unit the city employes would have been paid whliln two weeks. 1 made applications i.uuvernl bunkH*licre, and . would) have nor 81,000,000, nr more If needed. In a short lime. Then f would bate bad no trouble to pay thu employes with the iiroper loans. " » Mr. Hayes continued, ami said that tho payment of the employes would have made the credit nf tbe oily so food ut borne that contractors and other Dirties would have no objections to take tipi city tcrlp. os it could easily lie changed into money. The rumor having been started that Mr, Hayes vs* also disposed to resist Mayor lloyne. the re porter railed on tbe cx-Comptroller Inter m the day slid bad the following Interview with him: -“Is It your intention, Mr. Hayes, to contest jSur removal 1” * *• | shall make no issue." answered Mr. Hayes; “the Colvln-Hoyne case will decide that matter. “Suppose Mr. Colvin should win the case, will you continue to act as Comptroller!" 1 ■•] <]o not want to anticipate anythin?, and would prefer not to answer that question. I have no resentment against anybody, mid have no per t.<nal feelings in the matter at all, although 1 don’t think that Mr. lloyne acted Ingood faith with me." Mr. Hayes then rehearsed the steps which led up to Id* removal, which are familiar to Hie readers of TueTiiiiiusk. •• As soon as tlie Flnanre Committee go through your books," continued Hie reporter,’* I presume you will be ready to step out?" “lly Hint lime," answered Mr. Hayes,* 1 we will know through the courts who Is legal Mayor. When tile time comes | shall decide that question ac cording to my judgment." •• In case the courts recognize Colvin you will pay no attention to lloyne?" • >of course not: to do so would be nn outrage." “ WliiU wilt you do In tbe meantime?" “Tills is an oltlce In width there urn valuable pecuritk'H. mid! would not be ut liberty to sur miller them to nuy casual party not legally entitled (olbe position." ••Tueii all you propose to do is to keep pusses ,ioi) until the legal question is settled?" •• | have not decided Hint yet. 1 understand the rase will be argued in a day or two, ami there will Ik a speedy decision." “lint until that decision Is rendered yon pro po«. to keep possession simply us custodian. " “I have not fully considered that, and don't cxrc to answer the question ut present. 1 shall have to take advice, and It may be that I am not ut liberty TO RECUSE TO ACT.” “Yon are not going to take any legal steps your eolf. I suppose ?'* “I cannot say anything about that. I have not hsd time to consider that point attentively. lam rcamdy under the same obligations now that I was awhile back, when t thought Hie city’s credit ut Make. That point has been decided, and relieves tie of one obligation.” ••From present appearances, Mr. Hayes, and ypur statement, I judge that you will continue to act as custodian of the ollice fur the present?" ••I want Hie Finance Committee to puss upon my accounts,—that Is the main Hiing.l am looking tonow. 1 want them to see the certificates of in ik'lilrdnoss, Hie bunk accounts, tho checks that have been drawn, and every other essential mat ter. I'ntll that is dune 1 care very Utile about the Incidental questions. The Committee fs composed of supporters of Mr. Hoync, and therefore cannot he considered an prejudiced in tny favor, mid 1 mint them to examine things Just au they are. ” Tills concluded the conversation. Aid. Pearsons, of the Finance Committee, was la consultation with .Mr. Hayes. In reply to the Jutter's views mi the financial policy of tho new ad ministration, Aid. Pearsons suld It was their desire knd determination to pay all the indebtedness of Hie cltv or to provide. They would repudiate noth ing. 'l'he city was simply In the position of a man who had maintained an establishment with elghtor nine servants, falling In business and dismissing all except one or two. Thelrpollcy was simply one af retrenchment and economy. THE NEW COMPTUOM.KH, Mr. Derlckson, and the members of the Finance Committee were at the City Hull soon after break fast nml appeared full of business. After a short conference in the Mayor's ofilce, they visited Mr. Hayes and bad a consultation regarding the city’s financial utlairs, ft was deemed advisable Hint, before Mr. Derlckson takes hold of his ollice, a thorough examination of tho books should bo made. The cx-Comptroller very readily acceded to this, and expressed his readiness to aid the Com mittee In the inspection by nil the means iu Ids power. Jn order that there should be no misun derstanding on the mibk-ct, the following was irawu up and subscribed to by those present ol ,be conference: •‘The Finance Committee of tho Common Conn til will Immediately examine the certificates of Indebtedness and bunk accounts of Mr. Hayes os Comptroller, and will depute somo accountant with Mr. J. A. Farwell to make the examination, mil Col. It. P, Dcrickson shall have the privilege Df participating In the examination a« a member of tliu Committee on Examination, by request of tliu Finance Committee." ll was thought to begin the examination In the afternoon, but nil Hie Interested parties did not put In an appearance, and it was postponed until ibis morning. MATJSIIAXj GOODEXjTj. UK 18 PUTTING ON 1118 WAU-PAINT. There was a rumor during tlio afternoon that the City Marshal would refuse to recognize Mayor JJuyuc 1 * authority In removing him. What gave a certain amount of color to the rumor was the fact that Mr. Goodcll, Mr. Col rln, and Mr. Egbert Jamieson wore In close con ference at the latter’s ollice the greater part of the day, and that the legal gentleman subse quently wreathed his face in smiles us though he scented some pretty good fees. The report ir found the City Marshal in ids ofilce about 4 o’clock, and interrogated him on the subject, hut he turned out question-proof. He would neither deny nor confirm tho rumor,- and the inter rlcw, as will be seen from the following report, was innoylngly unsatisfactory: "Mr. Marshal," began the Interviewer, *‘lnn krstamt Hint you arc not Inclined to recognize tho mtlmrlty of Mr. Hoync to bounce you?” "Who told you so?" asked Mr. Goodcll in turn. "I heard It on the street. Have you received tClcml notice of your removal?" " I have not." “ Aro you going to fight the matter!" ‘‘l will give my answer In writing." replied tho Marshal, ‘ • when I receive tho ulllcial note. “ Have you employed counsel in the cose!" “I cannot tell you." "Do you recognize the right of Mr. lloyne to Wt oil your otllclal head!" “ J cannot answer the question. ” ‘‘Are you going to contest?" “1 decline to statu." “ Is it iron that you are going to contest!*’ “I have no answer to make." “It* it true that you are not going to contest!" “J decline to spite; 1 will give my answer to Ur. lloyne In writing on receipt of his note." Heelng that thewportur was not going to give up |h« point without a struggle, Mr. Uoodell seized bis beaver, rushed out of tho side door, flud was back to Mr. Jamieson's otlicu at a g :4U gull. MIKE BAILEY, RIB DUIUMNU INSPECTOR ÜBPU9B9 TO UB UOUNOED. Mike Bailey was round the building from early morning to sunset, and received llio congratula tions of Ida many friends upon Ills future free dom from otllclal cures with all Ida native grace trod philosophy, “That’ll he all right,” was Mike’s response up to noon; “I can carry ft lu>d mid earn a living, which 1* moru than many of tltcsu tlupa can tuy.” After lunch, however, the cr hulldlng Inspector was not so serene. He had Bio ollUlal notice of his beheadal in his pocket, ftbd was vowing his determination to freeze on to his ufllcu, though an army of Mayors, de jure €r de facto, he was iudUturcut which, should tufnmund him to resign. “ What do you intend to dul” asked tho re porter at the ilret opportunity. “ Uof” replied Mike, with un imprecation both loud aud deep; •• wait, aud you’ll seo what I'll do." “ I'd prefer knowing right away,'’ retorted the •rtter; ‘‘will you rccognUu Mayor Moyne’s au tUurHyr '' Not much." said Mike; “ I will not acknowl* teiu 6 ft* uttur ' J shall treat It With silent con " But it's no uflo kicking agafnat (be pricks," •“Rested tho reporter. 'll bow,” rejoiiu-d the cx-Huporlntondont of «» u ?“' ‘* * don't object to being removed. |>ro* ’■ding fiia done legally. Hut before Mr. Hoyno t i Vi® ou * “I Olhce he must got the Council to re* ll'i Ibe ordinance creating lUeoUlee. Until that |* done I ahull hold on, you may rely on It. Kero u 1 |*Uer which 1 have received (rum the Chief “»Kl»lruloor the city.” ihe reporter reached out for the document, and rt *diu follow*: c. .. u mo that ono Thomas Hoy no, pro* iv.V.L to bo the Mayor of Chicago, has nutltled u that ho, Uie said lluyue, has removed you from ir« w S cu Superintendent of Buildings, and that the Hoard of Public Works, by Micuoa «< uid Moyas, ha* tu<ia«tsud you to tarn ovnr to It nil books, paper*. and rcroM*. air., pcrlalnlug |u *ald ufllcc, and that yon yield up to *ald Hoard the rooms occupied by you nlid *«ch ofilccr*. I nm tlio lawful Mayor of the City of Chicago, and aa auch I hereby direct yott to ni*regnrd any nml every order and direction given to ynn by tin? aald lloync, or by the Hoard of Public Work*, tip* on any action made by the raid Hoyno, and you will therefore continue In the oxerdae of the duties of yourofllco until otherwise ordered by mo. Henpectfully, 11. I), Colvin, Mayor. “ Ho you recotrnlffl Mr. Colvfn In (hi* matter!" ashed tbc reporter, after reading lb" bitter. “Of cour-e I do: and shall continue to recog nise until the courts decide that bo Is nut Mayor uf Chicago.” Mike then went off to celebrate tbc fi7th birth day of the impress of India. TUCI3NBKa. TUB PAWNRROKBU9 AND JUNK DEALERS COMING TO TIME. The determination of the Committee on Licenses to prosecute every pawnbroker nml junk dealer who presumed to do business with out paying the proper tax has already had (food effect. During tho Inst two days about iwcntv-flvo of these gentry have visited the City Clerk’s office and paid the,legal price for the Illuminated pieces of paper which give them power to trade in their respective lines, lly the end of lids week it Is expected that there will not be un Illicit broker or dealer In the city, besides the moral bcnellts which will accrue from- having those men more Immediately under the supervision of the au thorities, the gain to the Treasury Department w{l) be something considerable. It was estimated that, altogether,!!!) pawnbrokers anil fiO Junk-dual ers have been doing business without license. Tho license feu of the former Is slOl and the latter $37, which would make the total of the money they owed the cItySI.HKO, As soon at the Committee dispose of this mutter they will turn their atten tion to other license delinquents. Any one doing u business which requires u license, and who has not complied with Hie law, will consult Ills own and the city's Interests by immediately depositing tho requisite amount of greenbacks with City Clerk Butz. THE QUO ‘WAUUANTO. COLVIN’S REPLICATION TO MAYOR IIUVNE’S PLEADINGS. Information was Died In the Criminal Court yesterday by Colvin's counsel for a quo warranto In behalf of the people ex rel 11. I). Colvin. Tliu text of the Information was published In these columns several days ago, as were also the pleadings In hchalf of Mayor Hoyue. Yesterday afternoon Colvin’s eounscl were busily engaged (it perfecting the replication to the various pleas made by Mr. Hoym-’s counsel. Tito following Is the text of the replication to the second plea of the respondent. The other picas arc quite sim ilar (n the mass of verbiage they contain, as well as in the ceuerol amount of Information hidden under the weight of words. The only dllTercncu consists in some dry legal technicalities. And the People of the State of Illinois, upon the relation of Harvey D. Colvin, for replication to (he second idea of the respondent, Thomas Iloyne, say preeludl non, because they nay the City Conn ell of the City of Chicago did not appoint Hie iMlh day of April, A. 1). 1870, ns the time for holding an election for Mayor of ruld city; that said city Council did not direct or cause any notice to be given that such an election would be held on that day; that no such notice was given, that said City Council refused by votes taken at regular meetings, to-wlt: on the loth day of January. Stthdny of March, and the tiHth day of March, 1870, to order, cull, or provide for any such election, but at tliu lime mentioned, and at others when the question was presented, said City Council refused and declined tu call or appoint such election, or to Include the odlcc of Mayor among those to ho elected at (he general election to ho held on the 18th day of April. 1870. onto cause any notice to bo given that n Mayor would be elected at said election; and after the general election was held on the 18th day of April, 1870, returns thereof were made to the City Clerk within two days thereafter, and at a regular meeting of Hie City Council on the Ist day of May, 187(1. said returns were examined and can vassed by said City Council, and the result thereof entered upon Its journals, amt was declared by said City Council ns follows, that h to say: Hint Clinton Itrlggs was elected City Treasurer; Caspar Ilutz, City Clerk, etc.: and at the same time the said City Council refused to examine or canvass the returns of votes for the olllco of Mayor, and thereupon said City Council adjourned slue die; and afterwards the said Aider men so declared elected, as aforesaid, having been qualified, assembled and wore organized ns a new City Council, and at their first meeting they under took to and did examine and canvass the returns of votes fur Mayor at said election, and declared the said respondent, Thomas Iloyne, elected as alleged In said second pica, and this the People aforesaid, upon the relation aforesaid, are ready to verify, etc. Wherefore they pray judgment, etc. Ami the People of the State of Illinois, npontho relation of Harvey I). Colvin, fur replication to the second, third, and fourth pleas say preeludl non. bocause they say that after the reorganization of the City of Chicago under an act tu provide fur the Incorporation of cities and villages, approved April 10, IS7:J, as alleged In each of said pleas, a question uro-e ns to when the term of ortlco of the said Helutor, Harvey ]). Colvin, would expire, and the Corporation Counselor said city was requested by the City Council tu give an opinion on that question, who, (n obedience to that request, furnished his opinion hi writing tu the eiTecl that such term of ofilce did nut expire until a Mayor should be elected at the general election to bo bolden on Ilia third Tuesday of April, 1K77, and duly qualified for the ollice, and afterwards, the Aldermen composing the City Council being divided In opinion on sum question, some holding that the term of ofilce of tho relator. Harvey J). Colvin, had expired, and some holding that It would nut expire until a successor should be elect ed ut suld election to bo held in April, 1877, and he qualified, a proposition was made In such City Council to order and call n special election to elect a Mayor, and a majority of the members of said City Council VOXI!I) AGAINST SUCH PROPOSITION, nml refused to call tin election (or that purpose, ami afterwards, to wit: nt the January term. A. I). JH7U, un application wuh made to the Supreme Court by Hie people of Hie Slate of Illinois upon the relation or George Armour and others fora writ of mandamus to compel the City Council to order and cull such special election, ami the said cause was heard by six of the Judaea of aaid Court (the other, having been Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago, who gave an opinion as before mentioned, did not participate In said case), and three of them being of opinion that the writ should be allowed nml three that It should be denied, und Judgment could bo rendered according to the provisions of the Constitution, and the mandamus waa refused and the cane (stricken from the docket, us Alleged in the third and fourth pleas, and such dlifemieu of opinion In regard to such question still continu ing, on the ~4tb day of March, A. D. 18711. u resolution appointing thu IHth day of April, IK7II. as the day for electing u Mayor was ottered In the City Council and defeated, and on .thu 2Kth day of March, IH7U, an ordinance fixing the IHth day of April, IH7O, ns the time and the several polling-places designated for thu general election fur that day us the placet* for thu election of a Mayor, and also providing for JiuigcH nml clerks, wan voted upon, mid it failed to pass (hat body, and thu said City Council did not at any lime appoint the said IHth day of April, or direct a notice to be given that a Mayor would bo elected on that day, and there was no notice given by direction of said City Council, or by any city oflk'er. that Hitch election would be field on that day. ami afterwards, notwithstanding such refusal to order or cull an election fur Mayor, a convention of delegates representing the Uepub llcau party, and another llio Democratic parly, passed reflations by a majority volu recommend ing the holding of a mass-meeting at thu Imposition llullillng to nominate A candidate fur Mayor, to be vqted for at thu general election to be held on the IHth of April, IH7U, nml such mass-meeting was held and lltere was a large number of persons present in said building, lint because of tbu size of thu building and the Confusion, tbu resolutions adopted were not read so us to bn beard by more Hun f.OO persons, and after such meeting mid tbe nomination of tbu respondent, llio ques tion us to whether tbu term of tbu relator bud expired still continued to exist, and tbu fur ther question arose us to whether thu voters could legally elect any one to till the ofilcu of Mayor at such election, amt upon these questions there was a (lllloruiico of opinion among thu voters of the cltv, and the dlscusshm of such question contin ued nntll the day of ami upon the day of election, am) the public daily newspapers, mentioned in each second. third, nml fourth pleas, published, prior to said election, certain articles in regard to these questions and the effect of voting fur a candidate for Mayor, which are thu same articles mentioned in said ideas as a part of the source of information and notoriety that a Mayor would be voted for and elected at said elec tion. and among these articles are cited about a dozen published in Tub TtunuNE, tilaale-Zeltung, Time*, and luter-Occan. And sq thu People aforesaid, upon tbu relation aforesaid, aver that whllu a large num ber of ballutH were deposited at said •lection on which the name of Thomas lloynu was printed or written for Mayor, yet thu voters of said city were advised daily as aforesaid by the said newspapers prior to said election Dial a vote for Mayor would count for nothing; that no election baa been culled (or that oltlcu; uud if uny person succeeded said Colvin os Mayor before April, 1H77. that person would bo one of the thirty-six men to bo chosen to thu new City Coun cil. And so thu people aforesaid, upon Inc rela* Don aforesaid, aver that a large number of said voters did nut intend or expect to elect thu said Thomas lloynu to tbu ufllcu of Mayor. VON lIOIsLEN. TQB COUNCIL INVESTIQATINU COMMUTES. Tho special Coinmltleo appointed to investi gate the Von Uullen defaU-utlou was to have waked up tho gamblers yesterday afternoon. Thu time set was 2:80, and tho place the Coun cil Chamber. At that hour throe members of tho Committee, Aid. Cullertou, Thompson, and Uawlclgh, were present, and four or live sport ing gentlemen occupied is wooden tench In the THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: THURSDAY. MAY’2S, 187 G. rear of the. room. After waiting half un boor or bo for the other members of the (-’oiiimlllen (o appear, the Aldermen present conclude'. to hold an Informal Investigation, and to this end the gamblers were Invited one by one to come for ward to the confessional. Tb« first man called was Jeff Hankins. In response to Interrogatories from the Chairman of the Committee, Aid. Cullcrton, Jeff told a some what tong tnlo to tb« effect that Von Ifollen whs at his hous« last fall, and that be lost at that time about $3,000, for which bo turned over the collat eral In the shape of checks. .leff noticed, ho says, that ((cargo was drinking considerable and keeping bud company, and be came to the conclusion (but George would eventually get himself Into trouble, and be accordingly sent the checks back the ‘.bid of November. He says George appeared to lie very much surprised at this turn of affairs, and was Withal somewhat indignant, when .leff told him he was afraid he would get into trouble If bo ‘’didn't quit going the way he was.” George thought, nevertheless, that it was very kind of his friend, and after some persuasion look the checks, al though he wuo generous enough to' proffer his watch and chain In payment of his los-ew, width offer was spurned, \erlly, the honor of the fraternity was In full relief about this time. That same night Jeff learned that George hut his watch, his chain, and s.*>oo In money. George never played at Hankins Hrothcr* after the return of the check". So says Jeff. On the subject of the checks themselves, Jeff said they hail been car ried three or four mouths, and varied Innmuunts from to $-100. Juft was very cautious us to revealing the names of the parties who won Von llollen's money. He couldn't do that. The honor of the profession would nut allow that. He would speak for himself, hut not fur others, nml here the attempt of the Committee to get at bot tom facts WAS FRUSTRATED. Jeff had an explanation to make in reference to “Italian John.'' It seems Jeff heard the story that John hud drugged Von Ilollcn. and succeeded In roping In the sum of SIB,OOO. and Jeff was careless enough to repeat the story to a reporter, and It appeared hi print. John came down, nearly crazy, und denied the story In tuto, and Jeff dual ly came to the conclusion that It was a mistake. Harr/Lawrcnce, the nuhby-looklng young gen tleman who shines in all his dory at Mike McDon ald's. was next put on tho stand. What he had to say was very brief. He said Von Hollen hud been In the saloon at Mike's place several limes, hut he never saw him in the mysterious region alluded to us “mi-stalrs.” Mr. Martin, uf (he same house, raid he knew Von Ilollcn by sight, hut had never seen him ut Mike's us a player. He had seen him there ul the bar. He never met him gambling at any place. Watt flobhlns hud seen Von Hollen once, hut did not think he had ever been at his place. In fact, when Wall’s recollections had been refreshed, he remembered that he had only seen Von Ilullen once, and that was In a restaurant lust fall, about election time, when somebody Introduced him. Watt knew the Individual rejoicing in the name uf “Italian John, "and he kept a sort of a poker room and had the rather unenviable reputation of never having any money. . Mr. Leonard, who runs Smith's place at 01 Clark street, said Von Hollen was never Inside tho house, at least never while he had reigned there, and that was during a period of two years. Hu saw him on the street very often. These were all the gentlemen who responded to (he invitation to disclose what they knew, and ut this stage uf the proceedings the Committee ceased its labors. A verbal report will be made at the next meeting uf the Council, when the general nnsutls factorlness of getting Information from spurting meu will be the subject of some comment. minou MENTION - . JOTTING* FROM THE DEPARTMENT.?, The License Department took in SS42 hi license-fees yesterday. The Committee on Streets und Alleys for tho North Division Is called fur Friday at U p. in. hi the City Clerk’s office. The Committee on Streets ami Alloys, South Division, was to have met In the City Clerk’s office yesterday afternoon, but, owing to Hie ab sence of the Chairman, no business was trans acted. After the Ist of Juno water-rents will he In creased 10 per cent. Persons who desire to aid the city in Its hour of need will take notice and hold off. The Committee on fSas-Llghtn is called for Fri day evening In Hoorn 0(1, Palmer House, to consid er references. The Has Inspector will bo requested to be present. * The Committee on Printing Is called for Saturday atflp. m., In City Clerk's ofilce, tu consider and act upon the resolution calling for nn investigation concerning the alleged changing of the poll-books In Hie First Precinct of the Tenth Want. Aid. White and Smith will be asked to bo present. The City Treasurer tonkin $.7. !lf>B from the Water Department yesterday, and $.’{5.01)0 was deposited by School-Agent C. C. Chase. The latter amount Is from the rental of school property, hut will not. In the vacancy of the ollice or Comptroller, be paid out urdividcuded among the school-teachers. Mr. Colvin was not nt tho city headquarters at all during yesterday. Tho room, however, remained us usual, with the exception of the gang that Col vin's presence Insures. There were no demonstra tions made to take possession of tho ollice, as tho Hnllding CommiUuu has not yet held a meeting on the question. In the course of the day a Tnmi'se reporter met Sir. Derlckson, tho new Comptroller, amt learned from him (hut his bond will be submitted to Hie Council next Monday night, And that he will quali fy Immediately after Its approval. He had nothing to say with respect to hfs financial pulley, us he considered It premature tu promulgate any views on the subject. At a late hour for Clly-lhdl folks to be lingering about the portals of the old wuler-tak, Mike Halley cnine Hying around jubilantly showing Mr.Colvin's decree to every one ho met. He made the state ment that all the heads of departments had received similar letters, The epistle was n source of hilari ty to sumo of the Aldermen who had not then left for home. There broke from Hie Ups of one the modified quotation, “U, cursed desire for.ofilce! What dust thou nut cause tho human heart to do? ” etc. Mayor Hoync ha* put his foot down and ban mode up his mind. Henceforward 11 will be useless for uuy one to attempt to obtain from him an extension of Hnio on a license, or to have permission tu run without a license till such time ns the person may feel able to pay it. The Mayor thinks that there bus been too much of that kind of thing In days past, and does not Intend that SIOO,OOO, or nearly that amount, shall be lost to the city by any instrumental ity of Ids. lie will not try to curry favor with the saloon-keepers in that way. HU ollice was overrun yesterday with men asking for a free lUeense like they received under the last Chief Executive. Men and women seeking favors, and all kinds of Immuni ty seeking all kinds of aid. annoyed him continu ally. One old man looking fur employment, ami finding none, as there was none for him, begged long and earnestly. At lust he was firmly told to desist, when ho angrily suld: “Well, 1 will go \ right back to New York Stale. I won't stay here." The crowd of loungers, us well as beggars, became so great at last that Mayor Hoync was obliged to station ft policeman at tho dour tu allow of UU at tention to business. DULUTH’S MISERY. A Glacial Epoch at tho Kunlth dry of tho UnsaUml Heart. S/Hdal Dltpateh to The Tribune. St. Paul, Minn., May gil.—This afternoon n fresh southwest wind prevails at Duluth. Thu ice fields are breaking ami moving out, Tbu steamers are working Hafely towards thu harbor. Tbu On tario has on board 400 Memtonlto-*, and about tho same number of French Canadians, bound for Manitoba. They are nearly out of provisions. A parly of Frenchmen, who went from thu Ontario to the shore over the lee, a few days ago, weru fifteen hours making H miles, and had to abandon one of their number to perish of cold and exhaustion. 'To Iht ItVWrm Auodaleil JYeti. Dku’Tll, May gt.—There uru eleven steamers blockaded at Duluth by thu ice, caused by a north easter commencing mi thu Dlth and continuing for three days, by which tho leu left in the lake whs driven In on (hu north of the harbor, effectually closing it from that time to tbe present. Previous to the storm, (be harbor was clear of kc. Tbu steamer Manistee, of the Duluth Transporta tion Company’s line, having already arrived from tbe south snore and taken on a cargo for a return trip, un attempt to out after thu storm oidy resulted in getting fast hi thu Ice, from which shu bus nut yet been re lieved. In the meantime bunts from down the lake linru been arriving dully fu tbu nfthig, until now no lens than twelve aru fast In the ice from K to 1U miles out from the harbor. Among these* Is the steamer Ontario, from, Sarnia with somo 400 Men noiittes ami 100 French families of Immigrants fur Manitoba—in all between KOO and UOO people, tbu whole number of people on all tbe boats being in thu vicinity of 1,10(1. A few daring men have es caped to the mainland, and report a scarcity uf provisions on noiuo of (hu steamer-*. Sr. I’Atru Minn., May*J4.—A dispatch Just re ceived from Duluth says tbu lakulsopcu, aud tho steamers have ail got into port. PORT HURON, Special Dhpalch to The Tribune. Pont llcii'is. Mich., May 24.—Bows—Props Porter, Chamberlain, 8. Ileruchy, 1). M. Wilson and contort. Egyptian and tow, (iermanla and barges, Biiiuia Thompson and barges; schrs Louisa, Grace (Ireenwuod, Negaunee. Un—Props Arabia. Inter-Ocean and consort, David W. HuHand barges. Day City and barges, UuUma* gou and barges, bfliilluc and consort; schrs 11. C. Hichards. John Miner. Timothy (taker, Wells, Hurt, Thistle, IJ. Filsgurald, S. C. West. Winu—South, gentle; weather fair. Pout llimujf, Mich., May 24.-10 p. tn.—Dows —Prop* J’uclSc. Keweenaw, Burckheud and barges; sclir d. 11. Foster. Ui*— Props Huron City, Owogatchie; schrs (lutdvu Fleece, William Hunter, Huron, tug rilsklwlt, Wino—South, gentle; weal her hue. FINANCIAL. Boston. May 24.—'Tho clulhlng-bouso of Beard, Moulton A Daniels, ono of tho largest m Mew Ku* gland, suspended U»*d*jf. WASHINGTON. Mr. Blaine Appears Before the Committee Investigating Arkansas Bonds. Nothing Adduced Save Hearsay Opinions of Head and Fugitive Men. Mr. Blaine Not Permitted to Freely Question the Conspiring Gang. Possibility that the Senate May Vote to Try Belknap. Report of Sclienck’a Committee—He Is a Fool, bat Kot a Knave. Relief Hint the Faineant Congress Will Hit Into Next August. IITjAINK. TUB CONFEDERATB “ INVIMTIOATIOS ” OP HIS CHARACTER. tUspntch to TU* Tribune. Washington, D. C'., May 21.— Mr. Blaine was well enough to appear before the Judiciary Committee, and the Little Uock Investigation was resumed. The prosecution failed to prove its ease, and the Democratic members of the Committee failed to free themselves from the charge that limy were acting In the interests of politicians who are striving to defeat Blaine. The resolution under wlikh the Committee acts directs tlie investigation Into the purchase of Little Buck & Fort Smith bonds by the Union Bueltlc Kallrrmd. Under this resolution, and for the purpose of smirching Blaine, nn at tempt was made to-day to prove by hearsay testimony of dead men and witnesses beyond the seas that other bunds than those mentioned In the resolution were used to inlluem-e Con gressional legislation. Blaine, while nut wish ing to appear us opposing an Investigation, sub mitted that the Committee had no jurisdiction to enter Into the gossip circulated by I'oker-Jaek McClure, The following Is n brief AII3TUACT OK TESTIMONY. A letter of •James F. Wilson, of lowa, was pre sented to the Committee. He Bald lie under stood, until Col. Seolt testified, that Caldwell was u constituent of Blaine, and that us ho could not recall Caldwell's name bo told Horace White that the To, OIK) bonds bought by the Union I’jieltlc belonged to a constituent of Bluine. UOIHNSON, TUB MVSTEItJOUS WITNESS who was to 101 l the wonderful story, was sworn, lie was chief engineer of the l.lttk* Hod; & Fort Smith Hoad; knew of no disposition of bonds by Caldwell; brought a package once for Caldwell to Washington from Boston In the spring of lb~l; was coming to Washington to see about the Little Hock bridge: Caldwell asked him to take a package to Washington for him to Itluine; did so; did not find Blainu at his house; found him at tiic Capitol; delivered the pack age in the Speaker's room; talked about old Maine; remember that Hlninc asked about coul land investments; knew Blaine in Maine; Caldwell told witness nothing about the contents of the pack age; did not and does nut know the contents; never tn|d anybody anywhere tbnt ho knew what was In the package: Hlulnc did not open the package lu his presence; witness NEVKtt TOLD ANTHODY Hint ho bad counted out twenty bonds to Blaine from that package; the package was a long roll tied up with a string and open utthe ends; It was a solid roll like papers; wan addressed to Blaine; witness carried ll openly in his hand; lliuru were no Injunctions, about ll from Caldwell; nothin;; to indicate that It was u package of value; there was no secrecy about Jt. The names of «ov oral person* were mentioned In whom Hobinson is reported to have told the story, and he DENIED ACQUAINTANCE WITH THEM. The witness never knew Hut Blaine ever owned nuy bonds of the l.lUh* Keck ,t Tort Smith Komi; this package was handed to Blaine in the Speaker's parlor, with a great crowd i.retwnt; the package whs 1 foot Joug, !! Inches thick; has known Blaine for twenty-five years; knew him hi Portland, when he was editor of the Portland .Uh trt)*fr; the package was much In the shape of a land-plot. It never occurred to witness that bonds would have been Bent In that way. Never bad any reason to believe that he was giving Blaine bonds. Blaine never gave witness a re ceipt. Blaine took the roll into the Speaker’s chair, and laid the roll down (A the desk (n a verv different way than ho would have done If they had been bonds. Witness called on Blaine last even ing at witness' own Instance. Blaine did not ask him to conceal anything, or suggest anything In connection with his testimony. CURRY, AN ARKANSAS RAILROAD MAN, was then called, evidently to contradict Robinson. Curry said that Robinson had told him that the package contained about Sdfi.OOOin bonds, which was an Installment; Curry told this storv to .Judge McClure (Pokor-Jack) ten days afterwards; Robln boh told Curry that lie had carried a package of bonds (S-0.000) front Josluh Caldwell to Blaine: Curry did not know how he came to be summoned; was surprised; hadn't communicated It to anybody except McClure; Curry had communicated It later to Gen. Ilutiton, Chairman of the Sub-CommUteo Investigating tbe mutter; Curry Is a Kepubltcun. BLAINE NOT PERMITTED TOCROSH-EXAMINE. Cross-examined by Blaine: A majority of Ar kansan Republicans during the last year have been unfriendly to Minim', on account of bis action respecting the Poland report. Chairman ilunton Interfered to prevent Carry from staling what the general feeling of Arkansan Rornbllcaus was, and Insisted that he must restrict hls questions to Curry himself. Blaine wanted to show that Curry belonged to a disreputable gang. Frye maintained that Ilunton had Insisted upon hearsay evidence against Blaine; that Mtmton, whllo going into the fullest hearsay against Blaine sought to circumscribe Blaine. Blaine said he wanted to show that all of this story was part of tv mass of tilth and scandal dug up by the worst set of politicians on tho continent. Curry said he had heard that Judge Poland had received Iminiw. Blaine reiterated Rial ha wanted to show that Curry and hls gang came here with » purpose—uu intention to smirch him In every way. Curry said that It was false In every particular. Ilunton prohibited Blaine from examining the witness further la this direction. DAVID P. SICKLES was then sworn: Was Financial Agent of the Hfateof Arkansas; Is now a New York broker; was co-Director of the Little Rock A Fort Nmllh; knew Culdwel): intimate with him; had many bond transactions with Caldwell; Caldwell became own er of most of the anrei> of the road; he was to re ceive $1,000,0(1(1 Arkansas bonds for every lOmiles completed; Caldwell sold all hls bonds except those ho hypothecated; first-mortgage bunds were sold ut So, and he gave a bonus to purchasers of a cer tain amount of stock; in some Distances he gave fib per cent of land-grant bonds us a bonus for the purctmsiMif the tlr*t-im<r(guge bonds; only knows about tho use of bunds for legislation WHAT CAM)WEM. TOM) HIM. Judge Lawrence hero objected to hearsay tcstl motiy. Until full, tho Committee should decide tUo question which him Ken referred to It b'ryo Interposed that the hearsay evidence was not iidndeidble; Hint witncHs could nut be permit* ted to smirch mcmbeni of Congress by hearsay from dead ur absent men, bo that u defense In nut possible. Hlulnu raid that the entire examination in now outside of the resolution ami without authority, lie claimed that the whole (mint of the limulry wav limited tu the Union I’aciuc Company. Hlalno believed that, if the liivestlcutlnu In thus widened, lie could nut have the u(>]tar tniilty fur a report up on tlie £OI.OOO Hlamter. lilaine (aid that every day that the Investigation Is widened, a great, grave public Injustice ia done htmseKl (Jen. llunlon dliiclalincd any intention of an* fairness, and said the only postponement had beeu on account*of lllulne's unfortunate Illness. There wav a good deal of feeling manifested on bath sides hi connection with these interlocutory re* marks. liimiun said he had a dozen letters assailing Col. Scott's testimony. Hunton said that all the testimony King taken might go to show Scott’s testimony tu bo false. now long;* 11BMUP THAT COSOUBBS Wll.l. HIT AM, SUMMEIt. Special /MipofcA to Tht Tribune, Washington. U. C., May lib—Morrison, It la understoixl, will call up thu Tarill bill fur con* Mdurutioti to-morrow, mul maku his promised speech OH it. It is not believed that theru is uny serious Intcntiuu of pressing this bill to a vatu during the present session of Congress. Tho leaders on thu Democratic aide of tho House profess a desire for im curly adjounment, and, fur the purpose of securing it, will do oil lu their power tu hasten the consideration of re maining appropriation hills, and of such other Important quniness us cannot be postponed till next winter, Should thu Senate decide that it has jurisdiction of thu Htiknap Impeachment case, as uuw seems probable, and before disposing of the appropriation bills cuter , upon thu trial, which may cuuliuna from four wrrUf to *ix tvi Hci*. th" Honv* miy Mvn ampin tim** diirinir 1 }■•• ftiniiuiT ni'Uitli* to dUjnneof a lar;;! 1 amount of hu-ln* 1 -*. which will otherwise ha postponed (111 next, winter; hut, Miould the Senate co-operate with the Ilou»ir l»y a prompt consider aflon urt'l iia*-axi- of it" appropriation hills, tin? revision of the tnrlfl, like currency reform, and manyolh'T Important subjects, will he postponed (111 after the election. A aiticiifl of the Homoerntfr member* cf (he llon*i: ha* hern called to meet to-morrow nl"ht for the purpose of nomlnatlm; a Doorkeeper to till the position from which Col. Fitzjmgh has Just been removed. It I* not iinderntoou that any other liuMni *” la likely to he considered. a* the Demo crat* have abandoned all hope of pHMinz any cur rency measure during Che present session of Con press, though it i* possible that the time of adjournment may lie discusser], and some policy aitreed upon—either (he passage of a resolu tion like that already referred to the Committee on Way* and Mean*, fixing an early day of adjourn ment. or the arnnijenienl of a short rerc»s which shall cover the lime consumed by (he IJemorratlr, Convention and n portion at least of the Fourth uf duly celebration at I'hilndelpldu. The opinion that the Ist of August will (ind Congress In Hflsft/ngfnn with its work still incomplete gains strength dally. IMPEACHMENT. A FORECAST OP TUP. VOTE OP JURISDICTION. AVr-Pif puj,nt'h f-, p» Tribun*. Wasuinoton, D. C., May 21.—Tim discussion in lliy Senate on Jurisdiction In the Belknap case drags along from day to day, and promises to last for nt least a week longer. Whether the case I* decided In favor of Jurisdiction or against It, will depend upon two or three votes. The following Is a* perfect a forecast of the vote as can be mode at the preent time: IS FAVOR OP JURISDICTION'. Bayard, June* (Fla.;, Itam-om, Bogy, Kelly, S.iri'ent. Soluhtiry, Shermun, Coperton, Kernan, Cockrell, Key. Cooper, McCreerv, Stovcn«un, Dhvu. McDonald, Thurman, DennK Miner. Wftdlelch, KOmund*. Merrhnon. Wallace, Goldthwaltc, Morrill iVt.), Whyte, Gordon, Norwood. Wither*. Johnson, Randolph. Wright—33. AQAINST JURISDICTION, All Don, frtgin, JoncMNcv.), Anthony, Dftwe*. Logan. Boutwcll, Dorsey, McMillan, Bruce, Baton, .Mitchell, Burnside, Ferry. Morrill (Me.), Cameron (Pa.). rrelim'huyflen, Morton, Cameron (Win. ), Hamlin. O/lesby, (Tirietlancy, Harvey, f'uttcmon, Clayton, Hitchcock, Vot. Wlmlom—3l. Coiikltng, Conover, ‘ DOUBTFUL. Barnaul, Hamilton. Paddock. Booth, ImralK Robertson—o. ABSENT AND WILL NOT VOTE. Alcorn, Sharon. Spencer—3. JIF.t.K NAP WILL MAKK IT AS I.OSO AS HB CAS. Oeti. Belknap ImH Haiti within a few days that, If jurisdiction should Ih* established. the trial will probably be a long one: that lie shall necessarily have many ivitne««e* to summon. and that many ot them will be remote from the ordinary avenues of trial. He thinks the trial will nut end before the middle of September. PACKING n*. He Is pocking hi a household pood" preparatory to leaving town. His young chi/d is ijulto sick, ami his physician has recommended an Irumedluto chance of climate. Helknapwlll return if the trial should go on. DISTRICT AFFAIRS. A FALSE UEt’OItT. Special Dispatch to 77. e Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 34. ■ —Injustice seems to have been done to the House Committee ou District Affairs by a premature publication In Washington and elsewhere of u document which purported to be a report of the Committee on District Altuirs of its investigation of the ad ministration of the District since 1674, hut which was simply Judge Buckner’s draft of a report which lie Intended to submit to the Committee for Its approval. This document closed witn a recommendation that the Commissioners of the District should be sued upon their bonds for the damages and loss caused to the District by their unauthor ized and illegal acta. The Republican members of the Committee say that there are urave doubts that these conclusions of the Chairman will he adopted by the majority, and (hat the minority will CBIITAINI.Y DIS3ENT from them. They pay that, at most, the Commissioners of the District can only be accused of having placed a wrong Interpretation on a lawof Congress, and that there U not the least evidence that It wan not tm honest Interpretation or that they were Iniltienced to do (his by any corrupt or improper motive, on the other hand, the finan cial management ot the District under the present Commissioners has been shown to ho scrupulously exact In all Its details. EVCUY HOLLAR OF MONEY has been fully accounted for, and In the main economically expended. The expenses of the administration in the District have. In many In stances, been greatly reduced, uud there has been an utter failure to show that tbe Commissioners have been guilty of a first corrupt act. For these reasons, the minority of the Committee do not believe that the Commissioners ought to he prose cuted, and will sign no report recommending it. MISKLIjAXEOUS inquiries, TUB COMMITTEE'S REPLY TO ROBESON. Washington, D. C., May 3d.—The House Committee on Naval Affairs to-day agreed upon the form of reply to the letter of Secretary Robeson, complaining of tbelr conduct toward him, and asking tiint be may bare an opportu nity of appearing before them In explanation or reply to certain testimony, and that the exum intfem be with open doors. Ho will be Informed that the Committee some time ago passed a resolution that they will hear Secretary Robeson or any other officer connected with naval affairs who may think he Is affected by the testi mony already taken; that he «an therefore appear whenever It may he convenient to him. and that ho shall have the liberty of recalling and cross-ex amining any witness whoso testimony In any re spect affects him. The question of conducting the proceedings publicly is undecided. A CORRESPONDENT ON THE GRIDIRON. A special Committee of the House to-day ex amined W. E. Curtis. Washington correspondent of the Chicago Jnler-OCfiui, in regard to a dispatch In that paper concerning Adams, Clerk of the House. Mr. Curtis testified that a gentleman made the remark to him In u casual conversation, and he made » paragraph about It. When It appeared in the paper, hls Informant stated that the charge was unfounded, and hud abandoned the investigation. The Committee desired to know who his informant was, but Mr. Curtis declined to slate. Mr. Curtis was on the stand two hours, and hls examination will be resumed on Saturdav. STILL INTESTIUATI.SU DAVENPORT. New York, May tM.—'The Congressional Inves tigating Committee resumed ita session to-day. Among the witnesses examined was J. X. Browne, of No. lit Frankfort street, who has been doing printing for the United States Courts and officers, lie testified (hut he did not own tho establish ment In Frankfurt street. The business w»* curried on under bis name, but was In reality wholly owned by United {-tales Com missioner Davenport, who had Invested in It sgo. - (UK). He was employed at a salary by Davenport, lie made out hills against the Government to Da venport. The hills were really from Davenport to the Government, and he pocketed the money, tho profit being about ‘J.*i per cent. The amount of bills average between SO,OOO and $7,000 a year. SCIIUNCK. THE lIEI’OUT OE THE COMMITTEE. Special DHpatch to The Tribune. Wasiiinuton, D. C.,May lib—Hewitt, of New York, will submit to the House to-morrow a unanimous report of tho Committee on Foreign Allairs In regard to (Jen. rieheuck’s connection with the Emma Mine scandal. The resolution which the Committee will usk thu House to agree to gravely censures (leu. Sehciick for allowing the use of Ida name ami oniclal post* tiou for the purpose of the promotion of u ques tionable stock speculation, while it will exoner ate him from any intentional fraud or wrong. The Administration, it is also understood, will bo held in a measure responsible for continuing Gen, Bchenck In office so lung after his connection with the Umma Mine became a public scandal on two continents, thus unnecessarily degrading thu United Stales in the eyes of all Europe. Hewitt will ad vocate the adoption of thu resolutions in A SPEECH of about twenty minutes* duration. In this lie will treat of general matters which would naturally bo Included In tho report, but which are omitted In order that It may receive thu unanimous approval of tho Committee. Iu this speech It Is understood that he will review very briefly the connection of Park and Stewart with the Emma Mine, and thu conclusions he will arrlvu ut wilt, to say the least, bo fur from complimentary to Urn two speculators. NOTES AND NEWS. THU IUIUIOAD HCSOLI’TJON. Special Dltpalch to Tkt Tribune. Washington, D. C., -May Sl.—Mr. Wilson, of lowa, has at last succeeded in securing tho passage of tho untl-rallroad resolution to which I’uyuc, of Ohio, a large stockholder iu the Lake Shore Hoad, lost week objected. Thu resolu tion provides for the appointment of a special committee, to sit during thu recess, to ascer tain whether any railroad companies engaged la lutcr-Slalo commerce have entered into a con spiracy In relatlou U> freights by which certain industries of the country are stricken down. This resolution U aimed at thu alleged comblua tlon with regard to freights and fares recently colored tnt*» with the trunk-line. roads from the West to the seaboard. The resolution would hardly have been pn««ed without objection had It not been done at thn close of the day, when the iiouss wu very empty. ai.bx. nsr.MAn, A famous Democratic arithmetic man of the cam paign of has been appointed to work up some campaign literature out of investigating commit tees' labors. FiTznvnu. Democrat* are trying to make It appearthal Fit*- jmgh la Insane because he bascaptiircd some of the books, showing transactions on documents and other matter*, which he declines to return. lie seems to have created the impression that he has soma material at control of an unpleasant charac ter. THE NEW OIH.BAJM WVE9TIOATIOM. The Auorney.Cineral ha* written the following to the Chairman of the New Orleans Committee t ~Heimhtjie.st or .Jrw.x, Wa-uisotos, D. C., May 12.'!, IH7().~7'A' lion. /.*. /„ (Hbion, Chairman, Haute of lttpru*nUitb *t—s\\w Your in relation to Immunity to Mr. Seclye wan before the PreMdent and Cabinet to-day. The President h:»l been notlflcd that several members of your Committee arc not In favor of Immunity. It Is not deemed hurl to grant It. Your* respectfully, Kdwaium I'lEnnErosT, Attomcy-Ciencral. THE STEAMHOAT JtIU.. Gen. BitrnMde win be ready 10-morrotv to report the Steamboat bill from the Committee on Com merce. It will bo Duh’Uiiitinlly the same a» the Ilou«e hill on liability anti other main clangs In which the friends of the measure take apodal lo loreaU NOMINATION. To IK* W*tt*rn AtfKl'iin /•?<•*», Wasiunotos. 1). c. f Mar. tM.—The' President lias nominated Kdwurd F. Uealc, of the hutrl< i of Columbia, Knvoy FxtraordlnarVnndMlnlstcr Plen ipotentiary lo Austria. Mr. Beale rclzned & Lieu* tenantcy in the navy nnd settled tn California soon after its American occupation. lie whs Superintendent of Indlon Affair*. and *ub«cqiicntly for several years United Slates Sur veyor (ieneral for that State, and while there a personal friendship was established between him und Gen. Grant, which has continued ever since. A (t'T acquiring a large amount of property In Cal ifornia, he returned six years ago lo liln old home In Chester, Fa., from which place be removed with hi* family lo thla city in 1b73 or 1H74. Hu war talked of for appointment as one of the Com missioners of the LHstrlct at the time the Provis ional Government was established, and during bis resldenro In Washington his name baa been men tioned by rumor In connection with several other f ederal appointment*. tiUIDGR BILL. The I!oo*e Committee on commerce has agreed to report favorably a hill to repeal so much of the actor Jiec. 17. IN7‘J, an provides for a pivot draw in any bridge to bo erected across the Ohio Hiver between the Cities of Covington and Cincinnati. A fWI'BT MISSION. Messrs. Plerrepom and Toft iefuhls morning for New i ork. on some special businei-s arising out of the Cabinet changes, the nature of which is kept a secret. •SOCfA I, LIFE, OAIL HAMILTON DEPENDS WASHINGTON VAKITT PA IK. Sfxfiai Corretpimdenet rtf The TrUmrte. Washington, L). C., May “I.— Society has a champion at last! That vlvadoua and most ugreeubie of female writers, “Gall Hamilton,” has a most readable article In the Juno number of the (ialaxy on “The Display of Washington Society.” She should know about it For «ev everal winters past she has been an Inmate of the family of ci-Sjicaker Blaine, and she has assisted (I believe that Is the word) at no end of breakfast parties, ladles' lunches, swell din ners, receptions, parties, and balls. And It Is pleasant to see that she enjoys the illusion, while younger sisters grieve because they And that their dolls are stuffed with sawdust. THIS DEFENSE OP VANITT PAIK, Is, however, rather labored. For example, she justifies one of Mrs. Belknap’s most stunning costumes by quoting from the Old Testament a description of the High Priest’s raiment and regalia, which Moses was ordered bv Divine command to have made for Aaron. As’an offset to the Williams’ landaulet, I suppose, she re produces an account of Washington’s state equip age, ami Washington's order on ills London tailor for a suit of clothes is quoted, to show dial “the Father (/fills Country knew what he was about when he set a foreign-dress example to his daugh ters,” which should prompt Ilium to order their gowns from Paris. She even goes on to declare that nn olllciivl who takes his private fortune to dis pense hospitality with, and to maintain a state creditable to the nation. “Isa'* truly contributing his substance to patriotism ns if he rave his hands to war, and his fingers to tight, or his money to the Sanitary Commission.” TIUS D.VNOEIIOUS DOfTUIS'E, so unblnshlngly avowed. is whul ha* done «t> much to shipwreck reputations here of late. The main tainancc of a slate • * creditable to tho nation ” has disgraced one Cabinet officer, ha* soiled tho repu tation of another, has driven a third into retire ment, ha* Invaded the President's household, and has made hone-l Itennbllcans hang their heads with shame. It is true that die writer adds that no olll cial should Incur expense# which ho has not hon estly gained money to meet, but it is difficult to stop short when this point has been reached. It is criminally wrong, at this crisis, to defend the ex travagance. the follies, and the wickedness of * * the display of Washington sorlsly," and U Is to be hoped (hat (he next President, of whatever party lie may he, will restore—not the slave-holding prodigality of Mount Vernon—but the •implicit}' which prevailed here under Jellermn. Monroe. .Madison, and John Quincy Adams. Tills will in sure more enjoyment, less snobhlslme»e. and less temptation to wrong-doing than the whitened sep ulchre defended by ‘ * (Jail Hamilton." A VIRUINIA UCIN. Speaking of G. W., I visited, when ln«t on a boating excursion down the Potomac. the site of “Bulvolr," the princely estate of the Fairfax fain* ily. when young George used to visit UU elder brother Lawrence nt Mount Vernon. Lawrence Washington. It will be runembiTed. married a Miss Fairfax, and It was In the spacious halls of “Boholr” that the young land-surveyor (who had never told a lie) was introduced Into fa«hionahie colonial society, to acquire that polish of manner for which he was In after life so noted. The man* slon was destroyed by Arc years ago. and its once beautiful gardens have been converted into tillage land; yet the fire and the plow-share have not been able to obliterate all traces of the former grandeur of “Belvidr.” There I* a ruined tomb, with its sculptured armorial bearings sadly defaced, some strutting shrubbery, u few old apple-tree, and— * * A rose of the wilderness left on Its stalk, To mark where a garden had been." TUB SIIADE-TKKES which have been planted here year after year since Jefferson’s lime, and which have received ffT.UOO additions within the past five years, give Wash* Ingtou a very beautiful appearance, as they arc ar rayed in their new-vernal liveries. Then we have the numerous public parks, which are really beau tiful, especially tiic one south of the Executive Mansion, where the Marine Hand performs every afternoon. Thu gatherings nt these open-air con certs are very large, and it Is a pity (hut the audi ence could not hear some better musk than the wretched adaptations from old operas Ju which the leader takes delight. Then wo have MANY DELIGHTFUL DRIVES, especially those to the carefully-kept ground* of the Soldiers'Home, and to the classical shades of Arlington, with Its array of graves In serried ranks, where rest *• The brave who sank to rest, With till their country's houura blest. 1 ' Other excursions can ho made to the Great Falls of the Potomac, to the Insane Asylum (now being In vestigated), to the llladenshurg dueling ground, or up Ibu picturesque banks of Rock Creek. Ver ily THE fiUMMBU BN3OTMBNT9 of this city are preferable to those in the winter, except lu the exclusives of Society, and to their their champion, Hall Hamilton. This week we uro to have a new tragic actress, Miss Mary Anderson, and Owen la to give us Solon Shlnge o» u benefit nlaht. The revival of the National Jockey t’lub races was a success, although the weather was bad. and they were fashionably attended. Gen. Sher man and staff are quartered at the Elliott House, but will soon go to Newport for the hot months, as will Admiral Aldua and a large number of naval officers. JlaeoJiTtuJj. THE RECORD. Washington, I). C., May 24.—Mr. Conkllng culled up the House joint resolution requesting the President of thu United States to take such steps us in Uls judgment may be expedient to obtain the pardon or release of Edward O'Meagber Condon, now confined in English prison. Passed. Mr. Harmun, new Senator from Connecticut, was appointed a member on the Committees on Manufactures and District of Columbia, In place of Fngllsh, whose term of service has expired. The Senate bill establishing the rank of Pay master General as Brigadier-General passed. The Senate soon afterwards went Into executive session, and after a short time resumed considera tion of articles of Impeachment with closed dour*. Before reaching a decision thu doors were re opened, and thu Senate adjourned. The Senate confirmed the foilowlngnominatlons; John K, Sherman, Jr., United States Marshal for New Mexico; John I’. Hoyt, of Michigan, Secre tary of Arizona, Postmasters William Rowland, Negaunce, Mich., and Thomas N. Lee, uf Hancock, Mkb. llouaß. Speaker Keo was In thu chair, seemingly im proved lu health. Mr. Harris (Va.), Chairman of thu Committee on Elections, reported a resolution In thu South Carolina contested election case declaring the sil ting member, Joseph If. Italney, to have been duly elected. Ordered printed and recommitted. The House then proceeded to consider the Louis tans contested cose of bouncer vs. Morey, the re port of the majority of tuu CoimulUco befog that William U. Spencer, the contestant, Is entitled tu the scat, and that Frank Morey, silting member, U not, and Ibe minority taking the opposite view. Without taking action on the resolution, the out* ter went over lor lire present, ilr. WlUoa (la.) uawreU a resolution dirucUa# the Committee on Commerce to Inquire Into the it. combination of loading railroads In (b« Onlt- Ado itcd* f ° r tbß ot controlling tb« AJjQurncd. BUSINESS NOTICES. AalonßAsour patrons continue to feMSW engaged m w* hare been for the past two run, we shall be encouraged to continue ear prosed rates. —SB for the best fnil set of teeth; If not. ws *nnsl Kf, orn lo prices. *3O a ecu The fine* potd fillings at one.third the nsunl rales. W. B. McChcsncy, corner Clark and Randolph streets. Dangerous Symptoms I—Matter dlscharr* Intf from the throat or nose reveall ukfrannn of the Pltnltons Membrane, caus ing & fatal dlteate of the Pulmonary Organs, unless timely cum! hr Wtstunfs PiNE-Tnßa Tau Cob jiMf.. nn infallible Blood pwr(rj/ln(7 Remedy. which lias rtnt'l tunny thoutandt who expected todlt ol Consumption! *J r « 'V. ttenaon'a Celery nml Chnmnmlla Ptiln are prepared expressly lo cure sick headache, nervous headache, dyspeptic headache, neuralgia, nervousness, anil sleeplessness, and will enre any case. Price .*»0 cents. Hold by Van Schaack, Ste venson & Held. No. 02 Lake street, corner Dear* born, and all druggists. Burnett's Cocoalne in ttio bout and cheapest linir-drcs*ing In the world. QUII.TH, TAlil.F. MM-IV, ct c. Field\ Leiter So Go. STATE & WASHINGTON-STS., Still continue their great sale of LINENS AND QUILTS, ami have Just opened another larg\ invoice of CROCHET QUILTS, at 75c, H 7 1-Sc, and $1,30. MARSEILLES QUILTS, at $1.26, $1,50, SI.BO, $2, $2.26 and $2.60. IVe also offer 11-4 Marseille Quilts, new designs, at $2.76 ami s!t} bargains never before equaled, Special attention called to our $4.60 and $6 (pints, in beautiful patterns, out I ret g new. •ffJST It E CEFI 'E f) a large invoice of BLEACHED TABLE LINEN at 40c, 60c, 00c, 76c, 86c, 06c, <C $1 « NAPKINS at sl, SI.BO. $1,60, $1.76, and $U per dozen. Bleached Huck Towels at SI.OO. $1.3.7. st.r,o, ami $1.85, ItKAI, n.illdAlSS at $3, $3.50, and >.V prr doz. TURKEY DAMASKS, extra price sl.lO. Bleached Damask Towels $4,60 per doz., former price SO, SPECIAL XOTICE. —He have Just received a large importation 0} EXTJIA PIXE DAMASK CLOTHS and yA PKIXS to match, which will be sold at correspondingly loiu 2>riees. Attentlnn of Housekeepers partic ■ulurlg invited. .TIII.I.IM'fSV ILLIiWY DEPARTMENT. WEST ISD IHtY GOODS HOUSE BARGAINS iisr FLOWERS, FEATHERS, and STRAW GOODS, 2.000 Spys Flowers at half price. 1.000 Fancy Featlers at ball erica. 1.000 Lafe’ & Misses’ Sliaie Hats at 25 to 50& THE NEW SHAPES IN DRESS HATS NOW OPENING IN Ereuoli ami S\vx«« CUir^ In rviilun, I’loponoo, Canton, Xanon, ami I’linoy Rraldfl. THE NEW SHADES IN OSTRICH AND FANCY FEATHERS, &o. Orders for Trimming" Hats promptly at tended to and tastefully executed. CAM, PIE & CO, Madison and Peoria-sts. TIIUN.SISS* SEELEY’S HARD RUBDERTRUSSEO. Comfort, Safety, Relief, and CURE for RUPTURE. M»4* la •v«ryii<iilr»bU r»ti*rG.— light, cool, el«»»ly,fr** from »ll sour, ru»ir, (bilinf. or piJJms uoiiUitsnUittl,— OMil lu l.athliis. Al«»v« rtliaU*. Avoid Inslutlosi. Umu is* *tamju«ii *■{. U. B-vlvy." LiUL'li, 1317 Cheat. St., PUilo. and 6A2 Br’dy, N*w Yurt. (opp. (Jrsuct Castrai UoUl.) Complete assortment fur sale, with correct ad justment, by Messrs. Gale A JMockl, 85 CUrk-st.; Thus. Whildeld tt Co., ff-10 Wubasb-av, j Messrs. Metcalf M Co., M North Clark-al., Chicago; and all leading Country Druggists, $-4 ami 80. Sl* IXT AC L£ S. „ ,IIRAKIMA^pEnnLEHPIiCTAGI.BR „ Suited to all sights by inspection at MANAhSB'S* Ootkkn^ilCMudUon-stj^ liNANCUL. SIOO $1,700 during the post few months, under our Improved system of operating in Blocks. lUaks reduced to nominal sums and profits Increased. Book aoatat** lug full Information scut on application. TUMBIUbUBACO.. Banker* and Brokers, SWaU-aL, MsvTMfc* 5

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