Newspaper of Evening Star, May 25, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 25, 1876 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR. FTBLISIEI DULY, SoNiyn AT THK STAR BUILDINGS, PeaasylraBta Areaoe, ceraer lit* street, ?T Tia Erwiinf Btftr Hewrptper Oompsnr, 0. H. MAUrTMANtr, Pr?>t. ? ? Vn JCTEXiHG bf Aft U terrtd by rarritn to ftUtiau i at Ten OnU per week, or Forty tonr Cents per month. at the cotatfr, Two OnU each. Hy mnd?poataq* prepaid? Blxty C?oU a month; oce jew, 9*. Turn Wiiilt Star jiMuted on Prukm? VI ft yeftr, poata^e prrpmd. t MVAU n+tcrtptuma mvarUMy tn orfimm* Ratr* o/ tafrertisfcn; /WmsAarf on application. PFECIAL NOTICES. r^? ITftttBIHT FBST1TAL. AT M STHRKT BAPTIST CH URCM, E street, Utvm ?tb and 7tb, n.w , It* TO NIOMT. rq?? A MEETING or THft SOPTHBRN MEMuft 1 AL AS80VIATIHN will be held ?t'he B era of True roems on FB1DAY BVE NlNG. ttao'ckck miun V?M. P. Topao. Rec t?q?>ry. I O O, F ?Th? oMxra ud m?mben of MBTBOFOLlSLODOB.Bo. 1?. I.o. O F, ifq-i??d to be primpt in their attendance ou TO MOBROW Friday i EVENING, mt tbel? Hal" at 7 . ??'clock p m , for the purpose of ptylng a trat. rnal titit to Eastern Lodge. No. T. ?JT.Tr- b , ?? bawsil, ?y-?_U I Rep ) Eec. Be-. ffi? PI RLIO S iH"OL8 ?An ?x*miastioa o ?ir * for tescher-' po-ltioas tod 'or ?-o ?cottca in the whit* schools of Wseht??ton aad Cffrgeiowii will be b?M in the Franklin School ISmliiicc. or BATI BPAI. tbe *7lh instant, cou Keacisg at 9 o'clock ?. m _ JOHN RANDOLPH, * | Cfr IChr^i J Chairman of CoamtttAe. FAL1EAL B11LD1NG ASSOCIATION. The first monthly meeting of tb? FEDERAL. BTILPING ?S?(MJlAt| >? will heboid for the fej oljKl on MONDAY EVENING, Jane 5to. 147?. at Pivh- Hall, No. 615 7th street north we#i at 7H o el?k. B eke f? r subscription to stock f*bares one dollar tar.-. > are now op?i-la' the following places AuKi't Getsdo fir, Ylce President, No. 1904 7th itnt' northwest. lfir'rtors. Joe. R E.J*>n No. 7 11 urrwt northwest. ?v ?,No. 4*?t> bontsiaua ayenne. O. W. 8cbell. No. 311 O street. Jet Barnard. City Hall. ? P "al'ac. No 613 7tb street north*est A B. Kelly. \\ ashinglon Gas 0?mpan< Office. O. V. D?nc*c< -a cjruer 9th a?d O street*. Perna-d KlJmart'n, No. ">l?New Hampshire bt Heary Straebcrgtr, Boe. 904 and 906 7tb street nortbweet. Are al?o at tbe office* of? Jrlin Joy Idnon, No. 711 O street northwest. < bae. E Imt-r, Bo. 416 Loofsiaaa ayenne. Oen Mm. Retry Bmtae, La. av. aid * * street. MiitoaU. Barnard, No. 4**H Lontsiana areone. JAMBS rBASER. President. _ MtT4?r rTnJ9.6^ ?streetnor^tbwest P. 0. M1DDLETON. Pecre'arr, . ? M-trosolltan Hank. JOHN A PRaSCOTr. Treasurer. Rorm No ?>6. Secine Comptroller's Office. ? y? n^5ju.jyjnnel AAA T. M. O. A . . EEBYICB OP 8ONO LINCOLN HALL BARBATH APTEBNOON. MAT Jl1?r, 1976. Tbe ad> nrn??l annnal meeting of this Associa tion will be held S4TUBDAI EVEN IN >4. ?0;b tastea:. at 7H o'clock. iaayl7-tr THB BBST. ? ILBCBB-8 BOO A WATER ? ATTBAL SPR1BQ U ATEBS on Drangbt. ICE-COLD TEA, COFFEE and CHOCOLATB. Hit PiNxgTLvaaia Ar?ci, apU tr near WlUardt. P?B.? WHITAKIB, K7 Gmtrai Claim ami Collection 4/r?*i, ?o. Tit Urh street, near Treasury Department. District Claims, Pension and Bounty Claims, a ytlefty. apU r~*a? BERVOC8 EXHAUSTION -A Medical Eseay, comprising a series of lectures deliv ered at K aba's ?nsenm of A a atomy, New Tork ?n tbe oaoae and core of P.-ematnre Decline, show mm indiepntaMy bow lost health may be regained, affording a clear onopsls of the Intpedlaaenta to fciarrlae*, and tbe treatment of nerrons and physi cal debility, being tbe rest It of W years' experience. Price. IB ceate. Address tbe author,Dr. L.J. Bahn, cfP.ce and residence, 31 Bast 10. b <t,N T splta ?a V. COOBB, Jn. A oo., BAB B EBB, e?w 1439 P street STEATFORD PEBDALL, 4e?J Li cislsna a^enne. ?m ATTORXAT AT IAW. LEW 18 J0BH90H ft OO., if A & K MRS, %) Mia Strtti in-i P?aa^y.raaia itniu Dealers In Goyernmenl and District 8(?atltlea Fcrei^n Esch^ a^d Gold. e*pi4-ly |r^ftAMLBL G. IQCNQ, BOTABY PUBLIC, eetW tf Orr-rs?Stab Bmi!M. SUMMER RESORTS. "K1.1* BID?K Bl'.n.HIT."-Twelve or EJ iites-n Boarders can be accomaa-ft. . A dated, oa reaecaable terms, at tbe aboreVff!mV reeideacskfrc* tbe FIRST MONDAY m I1';E T > NB- Tbe attrat ti"lis ate: Cool, pure mouiicain air, with a fiae park fronting tbe bon-e. Thta 1b the fco.t eleraled stopping point oa the Western Marr laBd railroad, by tbree hvndred feet, and is within *br?e boars ride from Baltimore. For particnlars apply te JOHN LBB CUaPMAH. Blue Bulge 8om ??It Pest Office,Weetern Maryland Rallroad^M i-t TTOJI -in Scmaser Beeort for Waehin* tODians. TATTOB, at the Bine Bldgeft- . A jaoBctalBB, \n Urndpna connty. Vs.; onfMI Ike line of tbe Waehinirton and Ohio rail- JtiP ' t< ad. c ner* bb? ittTtcti^ni and I#* now op*u uin# Jye minutes walk ficm tbe depjt; fifty miles from * . c.,t7?? /V moBntain Bir and splendid scenery; Yfeaty of ft nit, milk, batter and eges, nlceth,!?, pleaearn walks and drlree, ayerytEiag for bealta ?ad comfort Terms ?ery r>-aeonsble. For KKim,, ?KM, Ac , address G_ W. WEIGHT. Bonrjd Hi I I'epct. W. aao OB R.Va s.lw* WTO( Kron HOTELS CAPB MAY, N J. 1^1 OVkXS JUNK JO 1,1876. JOlT CHABLES Dl'I'FT, ? S Hotel. Phila ,) Proprietor. ?4 at) per day; jlO per weeg. myM-lm bPRINU* HOTEL. Tte tew management beg laaTe to inform tbe tsu^r?"nd patrons mis weUAj^A "W1 V*MHER RESORT uST Thet tbe Hotel has been most thorough l^rlfiT. *i?he<l end remodeled fro a top to bottom. A liberal patronage is solicited TBBM8 MODERATE. A pply to AMMON A JAOOBT, mrB) !?> Litis. Pennsylvania. *4\ ALLEY HO HE" modestly offers pnre -w- air. miaeral water,(Boi ft . ? A pber and Chaljboaie', good fare, lit>me lite fr.eocm. and daily mails to all li rl . Bate lingered ben-atb Its shades. aDd to an ystxauT ers who may c me. Terms, #33 per montb. City reletencee freely siren. Address, - ? _ MRS 8 8 GORE. Valley Home, ria Wlncbeeter, Va. The baltimokb and Ohio bailboad COMPSBI-8 HOTEL. .... ^ at DBBB PABK. . .*J'i^ ?n_K vI?ITORS on the 10th OP Jf'NE.aud their NEW HOTEL at Oak- " Uud oa the 1?t OF JULY. Applicants fcr Roea^s or Ir.f. rmation address tbe nn- 4 ?ersiped, at Oakland, Garrett ooantr. Mi a?tt t,yU JOHN DA1LEY. M tnager. * "o *rT" 1 PIS, Me.1*?T PiNi.TLVsiia Aygagi.?? Basaice Brailllaa Pebble Spectacles decT ly.lstp fHE GREAT ANODYNE AND NERVINE. BELT'! &TOUACI1 AND TONIC BITTERS. isi'xss^MKaKra'^sffi'j w fja?T1iV? It to the only curs for rflCB HEAD ACHE It never falls to reliere la vilA3M*TI<l JA^bt'-sVlS SI PAT ION*. f!Z. iiL ?J}-*?.thom- ?atctad to tbe OP1L M HABIT. It to a pieaeant and perfect snb atttnte, caring the ba^ effects of this drna aad <%? ?troy lag all desire (hr I*. ^ M TV ^ A n<i at m'.t i . * .-?> I Or are?.?. S'? ' for 7?sw?lSt. " s.Ti*,?.B,TTf 13 Camden street B..I ia. ie, to i. OITL TYLKB, Jr^ WHOLESALE AGENT, BaylJ 3a* * J J 19tn street, Washington. D C. ABE. YOl'ft TOBACCONIST " " . pob a * REE 8AMPLB BOX OP THB * H ICHLAMDER." It la made of tbe Finest Selections of Ylr?!ola is niH^aalrd for Pnrity, Bichiea. vid l>el?caf y vt Flavor. p IP tn.ib Asat fta OOXfl PBLsVIBED TO ALL PABT8 OP TBB OITF AT THE SAME RATA. Mew aeftednJe?Full load ot te bushels for S3 M ?Bailee toads 7 canto per bosfcei. ostjuT r * W \ 17 canto per bcsbsi. Arm to OPP1CB OP WABBINOTOB GASLIGHT COM Sty EVENING STAR Washington News and Gossip. Government receipts To-day.?Inter* nai revenue, 9333,778 90; customs, 9371,154 16. Focrth Auditor Tabor was before the House Naval Committee to-day to explain som?alleged discrepancies In naval accounts passed by bis office. Peivate telegrams received by friends of Mr. M< r cn In tbls city report tbe Ala bama delegation of eighteen votes solid for Morton, and nineteen of the Ml'wourl dele gation for bim instead of ten, as declared by tbe Associated Press dispatches tnis morn ing. THE ILLINOIS DELEGATION FOR BLAINE Tbe editor of the Chicago J t'.er.Ocnn tele graphs to the representative of that paper in this city as follows with reference to the standing of the Illinois delegation: "Dele gates to Cincinnati all for Blaine, except one. and he is not certainly ngalnst bim." The savy appropriation bill, which has passed tbe House, appropriates ?5,077,451 leu than last year, tbe snm then being $17, 511,w. This saving has been eflected by the tk uctlcn of tbe personnel of the navy from x,500 men to 7,500 men, and also by the re duction In the const ruction engineering, at d ordnance bureaus, etc. Wbis the Si5ATi went into secret ses sion to-day on tbe Belknap impeaenment care Messrs. iLgalls and McMillan made brief arguments against Jurisdiction. Mr Bayard, of Delaware, then took tbe floor and tesan an elaborate argument In favor of jurisdiction. It Is thought possible that a vote may be reached to-morrow, but It is by to means probable. The appointment of Gen. Beale,of this city, to the Vienna mission will be accept able to the country. He is a gentlemm of large wealth and has served the country well. He Is a graduate of tbe Naval acad emy, served In the navy, assisted tn the cap. tnre of California, and with Kit Carson, rau the 35th parallel from tbe Mississippi river to the Pacific. He was also for a time sur veyor- general of California. The Frarkiso Privilege.?In tbe Hen ate to-day, Mr. Paddock, from the Commlt t e on Poet Offices and Post Roads, reported a substitute for the bill repealing tbe act abolishing tbe franking privilege, Tbe bill, which restores the privilege to members of Congress fo far as official communications are concerned, and to heads of bureaus and departments, will probably pass both Houses ol Congress. Nominations?The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-day: Jamee S. Rutan, of Pa., to be consul at Florence, Italy, vice Wirt Bykes, with drawn; O. L. Pitney, collector of customs, district of Georgetown, District of Columbia, vice Charles 8. English; Geo. W. Patton, U. S. marshal for the district of West Virginia; Robert P. Richardson, postmaster, St. Joseph, Missouri. Gen. s< henck Tbe Committee on Foreign Allaire to-day received the reply, by telegraph, from Ohio, of ex-Miatster Hrhenck to the Cbeeeeborougb letter. The committee regard bis explanation as more damaging t"> bim than If be bad left it un explained. Tbe report of the committee will b<- made to the House to dav, and tbe reply w<ii be read as a portion of it. Itcentures Scbenck. * Contested Election Cases in the Hocse?The Committee on Elections have indorsed unanimously the action of tbe sub c< mralttee In deciding in tbe contested case o? Lee vs. Rainey, from I he first district or South Carolina, the latter was entitle 1 to re tain hi* seat. Jn the case of Butts vs. Ma< kiy, from the 2d South Carolina dis trict. the committee has decided to refer tbe whole matter back to the people. In the fl .tt Goode contest (Virginia) the commit tee will report In favor of Goode, the sitting member. Ah the Doorkeeper's place is almost sure to be vacant soon, Mr. George C. Wed derburn, of Virginia, le a promlueut candi date for the vacancy. He will be, or ought to be warmly sustained by all the delegation from Virginia, as he ought to have been the clerk of the House, If his claims on the party had been duly considered, but it Is never t*J late to do right. Mr. Wedderburn would make a most efficient doorkeepr, and be sides being a gentleman of experience and ability, has strong claims which ehonld not be overlooked by the democrats.? j H'<uh. CVr. Norfolk. Viryinian. Gen. D. II. Hill, the celebrated ex Con federate, has written a letter asking for the removal of bis political disabilities. He cites bis services for bis country in tbe army, covering twelve years, and calls attention to tbe fact of bis promotion for bravery at the battle of Monterey. He says that at tbe last Presidential election he supported Gieeley, and would have voted for him bad be been restored to citixensbip. He says if again en franchised be will vote for Hancock or any other decent democrat. The letter was re turned to him by the person to whom it was written for presentation to the House, with the ran nest that he leave the word ??deaeut-' out of bis letter. The Naval I it vest i a at ion? Mr. Wbit thoixe, chairman of the Committee on Na val A Hairs, replied to Secretary Robeson's letter demanding to be heard by the Naval Committee in self-defense. Mr. Whltthorue quoted a resolution adopted by tbe commit tee on the 17lb instant, which Is to the effect that the Secretary of the Navy and any other efficersof tbe same, who are implica ted by testimony already takeu, snail have the fullest opportunity to be heard. Mr. Wbittborne then goes on to say that be is directed by tbe committee to Hay that not only will lie be beard in self-defense, but if he deciies It, any witnesses who have testi fied to matters Implicating bim will here called in order that they may be re examined. Blaine's Chanc es?The feeling at the Capitol over the result of tbe political con ventions held yeatenlay is that Blaine will will sweep the deck at Cincinnati and be nominated on the second ballot. His friends claim that a fair estimate of his strength from the slates which have already held CMiventions gives bim at the present time ae-a delegates. Iowa and Wlscousln, they b?'ld, will give him a solid support. This will add to his column 20 from Wisconsin and &! from Iowa, making a grand aggregate or 350 to start with. This will give the Blaine men the control of the organization of the convention, which, in addition, will be a tower of strength. Three hundred and seventy-seven votes will elect the candidate, and Blaine, according to tbe above estimate, will start with but S) less than tbe required number. is urged that many of the now doubtful delegates, who always watt to see which way the wind blows the strongest, will wheel into line for hlssup port. INVESTIGATING JUDGE WYLIB. ? The f utvcommitUe of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, directed to unake investigation into the charges pre ferred against Judge Wylie, with a view oil rtainlng if that ofl^rhm rendered him m if liable to impesu i m-ut, held aseeslou ; f*today morning i u rge Wylte was pre sent. and at tfie eui*et desire! to know vi.ether the con aiuu-e considered tbem U*l\es a bodycreawj to revise and pass i-ponbl* Judicial f^cts otis; if so. he must fitter with them. He believed tbe Judiciary aid legislative, wnlle being eo-ordinate tranches of tbe government, were distinct lo tbeir powers and appllcanem. He did not U ink that tbe decisions of a court oould 1 ?? j*r!y be reviewed by any committee. Tht; committee disclaimed their Intention o' making any such investigation. Judge Wjlle repllrd that tbe matter then settled on a joint of fact, whether he had received htibt'S or not to control decisions. He denied in to to the truth of tbe charge, and ehal lergcd tbe production of proof to substan tiate it. He was willing to allow the oom mittee every facility to secure evidenoe, even to the summoning of tbe entire com munity, it Jl was necessary that any evi dence possible might be obtained reflecting on bie Judicial booor or action. Without jn cteding funbtr the committee adjourned until Saturday. Exonerated.?The committee appointel lomi time ?lnce to Investigate the changes of bribery preferred against Dr. Dy re a forth, an examiner in the Patent ofHoe, have re ported to Secretary Chandler, fully exonerar ttng him of the charges, and censoring the complainant, Mr. George Olney. Th? Premdent's Salary.?Mr. Wright, from the Senate Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment, today report*-1 back the bl'l reducing the salary of the President to j?2",000, together with the veto message of the President, with the recommendation that the bill pa?s notwithstanding tbe Pres ident's veto. The bill went on the calendar Tr E CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, composed of Messrs. Sargent, Freilngbuysen and With ers, on the part of the Senate, and Messrs. Randall, Waldron and 81ngleton,on the part or the Hou*e, on the disagreeing votes on the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill. Id a meeting this afternoon to see If they o^uld not reconcile the difference between two Houses. They were ?till In session at 2.50 p.m. A Ma it. Contract Case.?James Wiles, of New York, has entered a siUt against "Marshall O. Roberts and E. N. Dickerson, trustee? of A. 8. Sloo, deceased, and Thomas Wilson, for an account, Injunction and r& celver. The complainant represents that he was lnteres'ed with others in acontract with the United States for carrying the mail* and steamship servlC9; that recently Robert J. Dlcxerson obtained Judgment in the Court of Claims for *1,031,000, In which he claims one-half, subject to certain charges M ^ssrs. Hbellafcarger and Wilson and Mr. Brown ap pear for the complainant. Naval Orders.?Acting Assistant Sur geon Joseph Taylor ordered to the naval hospital at Pensacola, Fla ; Passed Assist ant Engineer 8. L. Smith to the navy yard, Portsmouth. N. H.. 1st June next; Gamer .John A- McDonald to the Juniata, at Balti more; Passed Assistant Engineer J. P. Kel ly detached from the navy yard, Ports mouth, N. H , 1st June, and ordered to the 1'ensacola, at the navy yard, Mare Island Cal.; Boatswain Wm. Manning from thc navy yard. League Island, and placed or waitirg orders; Gunner George L. Albro from tbe Juniata, and placed on waiting orders. _________ The Blaine bond investigation.? The full Judiciary Committee of the House, after a protracted session of three hours, agreed to three distinct proposliions to gov e> n the action ?t tbe sub co cmlttee Investi gate g what is Known as the Blaine ?61.000 bond transaction. These were: First, that hearsay testimony will not be admitted; second, that the committee confine Itself to the scope- of the House resolution and direct its Inquiry only to the matter of the custoly of the bonds of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company ov the Union Pa cific Company; third, that Caldwell, who is cow In Europe, be summoned, If he is acces sible. This is a rebuke to the Arkansas poli ticians, who have made their threat "to get even with Blaine." The District investigation. ? The committee will not probably unite In a re port, and It seems equally certala that Mr. Buckner cannot Induce a majority to unite with him In signing the document which he prepared till it has been very materially modified. It is a fact of some importance in this connection that absolutely no Interest is manifested as to what report may came from the committee obtslde of a very small c'lque, who hope to turn everything to parti san advantage. There has been nothing at all in the Investigation to excite public inter f st, and this of itself shows that Mr. Buck ner's proposition to prosecute the Commis sioners Is wholly unreasonable. In this he bis not the support of any portion of the committee.- [ H ash. Cor. N. Y. Times. A Centennial Lunatic.?In the Senate to day a petition was presented, signed by Charles Edward Nott, of Northampton, Mass, humbly praying that on aad after July 4.1876. tbe stars In the national flag be placed in tbe permanent form of a"slx-rayeJ Centennial star." With the petition are "in structions to tlag makers in general and the public," with diagrams. A petition was aiso presented from tbe same party asking Congress to provide for "an international monument lor tbe English 6peaklng na tions." He asks that Congress pass a Joint resolution appropriating a sum of money for the laying, on the 4tb of July next, of the c ~mer stone rf the pedestal for a monument for a full-sized statue of Oliver Cromwell, Protector. Gen. Sherman agais Refuses thi Crown.?Gen. Sherman has addressed to Mr. Stephen Fiske, one of tbe editors of the Arcaitian, the following letter: JJeurff/uartrrs Army of the United Stales,} Washington, D. C-, May 17,1876. s ttrphen Fiske, esfj^-My Dear Sir: I had read the articles In the Arcadian before receiving the copy sent by you. I recognize the friendly motive of the communication, bnt am so hardened in my preference for my own pro fession over all others that nothing can shake my determination. I have no fears on tbe subject, but am sure tbat our country will produce an ample supply of good candidates, and that the people will choose from their number a good President. Assuring yon of my great regard, I am truly your friend. W. T. Sherman, General. Ventilation in the Senate.?H. F. Hayden, chief engineer of the Senate wing of the Capitol, in a letter to Senator Sar gect, calls attention to the importance of making tome provision for a new floor In the Henate chamber. He says: "Tbe present one rests upon a series of soallow brick walls and fiues, through and around which the air la forced before entering tbe chamber. The brick work forms receptacles for dust, de prives the atmosphere of its proper humid ity, causes unequal temperature and imper fect distribution, rendering it impossible to | introduce tbe quantity of fresh air necessary I for health without creating Injurious cur I rents on tbe floor." He submits plans to I show bow a new floor can be supported by columns, and Lhe space now occupied by tbe flues converted into a large distributing chamber, from wblcb tbe supply of pure air will flow without pressure or currents nnon tbe floor. He recommends that all tbe present pipes under tbe floor and around the Senate chamber be removed, and that tbe gas be supplied through brass pipes secured in a permanent manner, and asks an appropria tion of 96,000 to carry oat the propose 1 Im provements. * Tbe District la Cosgreas. GIRLS' REFORM SCHOOL. The House sub Committee on Public Build ings and Grounds on the Girls' Reform School has agreed upon the bill appropriat ing #lo,000 for a site and *175,000 fbr tbe build ing for the Institution, to be called tbe In dustrial School for Girls. Tbe bill also pro vides that tbe school snail be governed by eleven trustees, one of whom shall be a Sen ator and oue a Representative, and tbe others appointed by the President; four to be womeu. The current expenses are to be paid by Congress and by the District equally, AGAINST THE NATIONAL surgical IN STITUTE. In tbe Senate to day Mr. Conkling pre sented a resolution of the New York Acad emy of Medicine remonstrating against the p-isaageof 8enate bill 506 "to incorporate the .NaMnrai'Surgical Institute of the District i?r Columbia." The New York A*alemy t est Mly concurs with tbe medical society of ti.e District of Columbia in opposing the establishment of tbe institute In question. PETITION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE washington CHANNEL OF THE POTOMAC. In tbe Senate to-day Mr. Jones, of Florida, presented a petition signed by J. W. Tuomp son, George W. Rtggs, Alex. R. Shepherd, Taylor & Hufty, J. W. Boteler Jt Bro., Solo mous Jt Chapman, C, B. Church, and others, praying that Congress make sued a 1 appro priation as may be jast and adequate for widening and deepeutug tbe Wa?ulng?oj channel of tbe Potomac from the Long bridge to the Arsenal point. Tuey rej>reiieu*. tnat nearlj tbe entire commeroo or the city is carried on by tbl% channel, and yet not ? dohar of aay appropriation heretofore made for tbe alleged benefit of the harbor of Wash* lr gtOQ has been expended upon the Wash ington channel; and that all appropriations fcave been usea oa what is called the Vir ginia channel, from which Washington de rives no benefit whatever. Referred to the Committee on Commerce. The Iiiaac liflnm Tfcer seems to be a general expression of opinion on the partofthe leading papers ol the country that great Injustice has been done to Dr. Nichols by the weight given to the evidence of lunatics, discharged employes, ar.d others whose testimony would not be worth a straw in any court. The Philadel phia time a (lndepetdent) says : ??Further testimony In defense of Dr. Nichols has been given before the House conmlttee examining Into the management of the Government Insane Asylum at Wash ington. ODly partial and P?rtol* g*rbl l reports of the evidence on both sides have been given to the public, but, so far as can be Judged from these, the cnarges against the management have not been sustained. Gen. Boynton, a correspondent distin guished for reliability and for vigilance as an Investigator, wrltea to the Cincinnati Gazette as follows: "None of the democratic Investigations have excited such painlal feelings in this District, and none have sect such tides of horror and cruelty to the country, as the committee which, for maoy weefes, has been collecting testimony against the condition &nd management of the Government Hospi tal for the Insane, sltnated In this District. Hanging would be too good for all respon slble for the management of this institution. It half ot this testimony were true. On the other hand, If the committee has g*ther ed up false testimony, encouraged thosewho gave It, and allowed It go in most exaggera ted form uncorrected before the country, hanging would be none too good lor tlwwe w ho have thus offended. . _ Nothing Is better calculated to stir a> ?jm munlty to rage than stories of crueltr to the insane, and this Is as It should be. But It is nothing less than crime to use this keen sense of the public to further the ends of the party, or to bring unmerited reproach upon the Ad ministration and Its faltnful servant*. 80 many horrible things had been printed in regard to this hospital that it seemed a duty to accept an Invitation, given a few days since, to visit and inspect allparts of It. The committee Investigating the Instltn tion had been repeatedly reouesled to maae such an inspection, to choose Its own hoars of the day or the night, and to nounced, but as yet the Invitation has not been accepted. One member caUed?m* of ficially?but the rest have seen fit thus to content themselves with examining dis charged employes, and many others whose testimony 1s known to be absolutely false, taough not until the country was fillel with it, was an opportunity oflered to show its true character. There are 730 patients at this hospital, and as most of them are from the army, those who are interested In them are found Id all parts of the country. Besides the military and naval patients, the local authorities of Washington have the right to send the in sane of the District there. Tnus, again, through these, the whole country has an In terest in the institution. And aside from these interests, vhich may be termel per sonal, the natloi. Is disgraced If Its bounty la not properly appropriated, and if those whom the nation employs to care for itsunfortu nates neglect their trusts. ? With no acquaintances among theofnoers or attendants, and no personal knowledge of any one of the patients or their friends, and with the sole purpose of seeing all that could be teen, and giving a faithful account of it, a visit to the institution was made." Gen. Boynton proceeds to give the results of a very careful scrutiny Into the affairs of the asylum, and says In conclusion : "This plain, unexaggerated statement shows the condition of aflairs at the hos pital, so far as all outward signs of comfort and care are concerned. Of course no vis itors passing through the building can Judge of the personal treatment the patients receive there from attendants or those In charge, but where everything else that the eye can detect is In such excellent condition It furnishes strong presumptive evidence, at least, that the Intention Is to discharge every duty toward the unfortunate classes committed to the care of the superintendent by the gov ernment. The cases of 111 treatment and cruelty whlcU have excited so mucl coin mrbt throughout the country, fcre number. First, It has been charged that the superintendent allowed patients to be taken from the hospital at night, driven Into the adjacent counties of Maryland, and turned loose to reach their homes as best they might. In two other cases women have given testimony of the 111 treatment of thtlr sons, and one of finding her son, for wbrm she was paying board, In a dark cell, covered with sores and vermin, and auother was the reported whipping of a woman patient. In the first of these cases the superintendent, Dr. Nichols, had no re al onsiblllty whatever, aud knew nothing of what was intended to be done by the District authorities, who had sole control In the matter, until the publication concern ing It had been made in the public press. The entire absence of responsibility In this case on the part of Dr. Nichols has been shows in official communications which admit of no contradiction. In the cases of alleged cruelty testified to by ladles, letters aie in the possession of Dr. Nichols from these very persons giving false testimony upon which these stories have been founded, aLd tbete letters contradict all points of the testimony upon which the charges against Dr. Nichols rest. Since the testimony which caused so much severe comment was given, evidence showing Its falsity lu all essential points has beeu presented to the eommlttee, and while It can not be asserted with confi dence, after even the most thorough visit, made in a day, that everything Is exactly -.a It should be. It can be confidently as serted that, as yet, this democratic Invest!, gallon, which has filled the country with false and exceedingly unjust statements, has failed to establish auy serious Irregu larity or neglect of duty in the management of this government charity. Without regard to what the final results or this Investigation mav be, It is simply Justice to Dr. Nichols and the others concerned in the care of this institution, and to the administration, which is responsible to the country for Its proper management, that the statement of this letter should be made at this stage ot the investigation." Spain axd Komi A meeting or the car dinals has been held In Rome, at which the Pope was present. The position of the church towards Spain was considered. It was resolved that the relations with the Spanish government should not be formally suspended on acoount of the adoption of tne toleration clause of the constitution, but that the Nuncio at Madrid should be granted indefinite leave of absence. ThiOksebal Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America con cluded its sessions yesterday in Philadel phia. The committee on retrenchment of exi enses In the Theological Seminary re ported, and the suggestions recommended were acted upon separately. The report of the committee oh* the Centennial was re ceived and adopted, as was also the report of the board of missions. fatal coal Oil Burning.?Near Hen derson, Caroline county, Md., a few days, a white woman, the wife of ? tenant on Mr. R. J. Carter's farm, was burned to death. She attempted to put out the light of a coal oil lamp, which exploded, throwing the burning fluid over her body, which tn a few seconds was burned to a crisp. She lived only thirty-six hour*. Killkduy Nbgbobs.?Dr. John R. Mc Dearman, a prominent citizen of Appomat tox county, Va., who was shot and robbed at his residence last week by a couple of negroes, died from his wounds on Tuesday. A notorious negro, named Oliver, has been arrested and lodged lu Jail on suspicion of beltg the principal In tne outrage. Four Men Shot bt a Mob?Four men who murdered a man and his wife in Abbe ville county, 8. C., last week, and arterwarl attempted to set fire to their premises, were yesterday taken from the custody of the sheriff and shot. Confiscation in Hatti Late advices from the Island of Haytl announce that a decree has been Issued by the new cabinet confiscating the property of the late Presi dent Doralngne, vice President Rameau and their supporters. " So** of the injudicious friends of Mr. Brls tow are doing him great Injury by threaten ing that they will not support any one else. Tbe republican party cannot be driven to take any particular course by the threats of malcontents.?[Len/itUm (Mis) Journal. Thirty Paubmui Injurbd A pas senger car on the Louisville, Nashville and Great Southern railroad was thrown from the track yesterday morning near Glasgow, Ky., and thirty persons wen Injured. Among these was ex-Governor Lsalle. rOETY-FOURTU CONGRESS, Thursday, May 25. SENATE.?Mr. Hamilton prww>t?l me morial of Creek Indian delegation now In Washington In retrence to tbe Creek or phans fund. Referred to Committee on In I dlan Affair*. Mr. Wright, from the Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment, reported back t)>e bill fixing tbe salary of tbe President at *C5 (no p?r annum with the veto manage of the President on the same. Re sat a that tbe committee recommended that the bill be pawed notwithstanding the objections of the President, and gave notice tbat be would call It np and press action on It at the earliest possible moment. i Mr. Conkllng presented a memorial of New York medical men remonstrating against the passage of the bill to Incorporate the national surgical Institute, of the District of Columbia. Referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Mr. Sargent presented a letter from the chief engineer of the Senate wing of tbe 1 Capitol, calling attention to certain defects In the ventilation in the Senate chamber, and submitting plans for the Improvement of the same. Public Buildings and Grounds. Mr. Sargent introduced a bill to confer cer tain Jurisdiction in the Court of Claims. Patents. Mr. Fogy called up Houre bill for tbe re ilef of Kmdrlck A Arts, Kuner, Zietemann A Zatt, Kuner A Zatt, all of St. Louis, Mo., and Nachtrief A Co., of Gallon, Ohio. Passed. Mr. Key, from the Committee on Post Of fices, reported a bill for the relief of Jackson F. Smells. Passed. The Senate then proceeded with closed doors to tbe consideration of the case of W. W. Belknap. HOUSE OK REPRESENTATIVES Mr. Cox (N.Y.), from Banking and Currency Committee, reported back the Senate amend ments to the bill relating to the appointment of receivers of national banks, which were non-concurred in, and a committee of con. ference was ordered. On motion of Mr. Morrison (111.), the House went into Committee of the Wnole on THF TARIFF' BILL, Mr. Springer in the chair. Mr. Morrison then proceeded to read a specch in explanation oi the bill reported by him come time ago. He first reviewed the history of tarifT legislation in the United States and also in England, and then pro ceedrd to show that a tarlir for revenue would be of tbe best advantage, and advance the best interests of the country. The reduc Uonwasnot yet as great as it should have been, but tbe committee had no disposition to make such radical changes as would dis turb the industries of the country. Mr. Burcbard (111.) followed Mr.'Morrtson, and said It was necessary to amend extstiug taiiff rates, which were established daring ihe war, and he therefore regretted that, while the pending bill bad many excellent features, It was so defective tbat unless It was materially amended be could not sup port It. Bo far as the bill proposed to relieve taxation be approved it, but it must be made more perfect In its details. While Mr. Ilurchard was speaking Mr. Faulkner Interrupted and moved that the committee rise, in order that the report of Foreign Affairs Committee on the Emma mine might be presented. The committee refused to rise, although the House had previously ordered that the Committee of the Whole sdould sit only two hours. Mr. Burcbard then resumed his remarks. Hie Proposed Claims (oramlaalon. Eititor of Star. Your editorial against the commission entitles you to tbe thanks or every taxpayer. "Fair Play" objccts, but his objection won't bear examination. 1. If the Speaker of tbe House appoints two ttiey -will be democrats of course, and will vote down the ore republican appointed by she Senate President. 2. It is true the commission is not to pay the morev; but the allowance by It will put an obligation upon Congrtss to pay it, u ri les* fraud c*n be proved upon the commis sion In each ca*e. The creation of the com mission is in effect a pledge by Congress to sustain Its acts. Who will defend the public agalrst a combination of claimants backed by a verdict of the commission and filling every corri-Jor and committee room at the Capitol? 3. "Fair P;aj'a" fling at our conrts is not Justified by facts. Tbe District loses cases in them as other suitors and has no favors sliowu it. When "Fair Play" says that the conrts have, ou various occasions, ruled that the District is a 'part of the federal government and cannot be sue 1," he tells k Whopper; for the privilege of the District is, like other corporations, to be sued, and it eDjoysit all the time. There are about a bur.dred cases, more or less, bow pending against the District. 4. "Fair Play"claims that hla friends with I ' hotest claims" ought not to go before the conrts. Are they honest? F. P. doesn't like I the courts. "No rogue e'er felt the hslter .Iraw, itli good opiuiou of the law." 5. 41 Fair Play'' has a tenderness for the claims for damages for grading. Hethlnksall the law conrts and equity courts would sus tain them. Why, then, refuse to go into these court*? Are Columbus Alexander and Brooke Mackall, Jr., without Juries, better than Justices Cartter and MacArthur, with Juries? is a cause likely to be tried more Justly on ex-parte affidavits, In a dingy back office, with connael for the public excluded, than when both sides are beard in the full I light of day, In the city ball,with oounael on both sides, and with the Judges and Juries held to the law by precedents, the press and i public opinion? 6. Tbe aggregate, says Fair Play, of these I damage claims, "I am well assured'' # ? "I" not more than a quarter of a million." whoever assured F. P. of that, intended to impose upon bis simplicity. The quarter million may be all represented by the claim agents, who are now urging Congress to pass this bill; bnt there Is a noble army of mar tyrs in reserve. The few buzzards now ?een hovering high in air, expectant of prey, will be lost in the black cloud of dirty biids which will appear as soon as the prey is I stretched helpless upon tbe plain. No, Mr. Editor, let us return to the sa'e old paths of fair trial of all claims before proper courts, and under the rules ascer tained by centuries of experience to be safe. We want neither "feather-dusters" nor irres. poutlble back-office boards of audit or com missions. Kxallt Fair Play. Whisky Fraud Trials?In New York, II the U. 8. Court yesterday, in the cases of John R. Ely, F. O Boyd, Emanuel Elslng, .tames Anthony, Edward A. Bonney, E. P. Hill, Wm. 8. Miller, and Wm. M Bise, in dicted for complicity In crooked-wbisky frauds, by consent of counsel pleas of not guilty were directed to be entered .with leave to plead anew before the second day of next term. ????The Chicago jury in the case of ?Crooked-Whisky" Mann yesterlay re turned a verdict of not guilty. ?In New Orleans the Jury in the O'Brien distilling cares found John Henderson and W. G. James entity, and W. A. Thomas, Alexan der McKer, John Henderson, Jr., and John McWblnter not gnllty. ????In Milwaukee tbe verdict in the Jonas-Goldburg case was opeced and read in court yesterday. It was "not guilty." After "Johwry" Davenport The Congressional eommlttee investigating tbe expenditures of the Department of Justice, in session yesterday at the Astor House, New York, examined J. X Browns, of No. ti Franklort street, who has been doing print ing for Ihe U. 8. conrts and offices. He testi fied that he did notown the establishment in Frar ktort street. Tbe business was carried on under bis name, but was in reality wbcllr owned by U. 8. Commissioner Davenport, wbo Invested in It *20,000. Witness was eon ployed at a salary by Davenport. He maoe out bills against the government to Davenport. The bills were really ffom Davenport to the government, aad be pock eted the money, tbe profit being about 2S per cent. The amount of bills average between six and seven thousand dollars a year. A Shattered Mind and a Ruined Like?At Easton, Pa., Tuesday morulas, Mr. John D. Blgman, a promine it htnlvan merchant, shot himseir through tbe bead with a pistol, causing almost instant -'mth A be its lion ot the mind, owing to apprehen sions of financial embarrassment, was toe supposed cause of the rash dead. He was thirty nine years of age, and leaves a wife and five little children. He was an energetic and untiring business man. Nominated fob Corgeess ?On the mu, allnt lut nl?ht tha ?? -Ml Telegrams to The Star. STATE CONVENTIONS. Kansas Republicans. ? Michigan Democrats. California Democrats. WAR IN THE BUCK HILLS. Bloody Work of the Siou\.| THE EASTERN 1JCESTWX. POLITICAL CONVENTION Blaise the First Chelee of the K?mm ?epnblleM*. Toprka, May 25.-In tne R*publloan Slate convention, last nigbt, a discussion took plaoe, wblcb lasted from 10 to 12o'clock, over a resolution declaring Blaine tne flrM choice of tbe convention for Pfsldent. It Anally passed and tbe convention aijourned. All tbe delegates will vote for Senator In gall* for Vice President. Call (oral* Demonraii. SAI* Frahcisco, May 25?Toe Demo cratlc State convention effected a perma nent organization, bnt decided not to choose Presidential electors until after the St. Louis convention. The Mlehlgaa Democrats la Faeer of Reform. Statca' Rlgha, TllUeu, aad Hard Hoaey. Lassimu, Mich., May 25.-In tbe demo cratic state oonventlon yesterday two re ports were submitted from the committee on resolutions. Tbe following is that or tbe majority: Tbe democrats or Michigan, in convention assembled, considering that by a departure from tbe principles on wblcb our nation was farmed tbe government of tbe country is being cnanged from a federal union of states to a centralized oligarchy; tbat tbe powers and trusts conferred by law, Instead of being used for tbe benefit of tbe whole people, are used by officials for their private and personal benefit.; tbat profesoe 1 politicians, Instead of laboring for the coun try's good, seek only tbe good or their parly and themselves, that as a legitimate conse quence corruption is found so common a< to claim respectability; and believing that the present deplorable condition of tbe morals and bnsineMS interests of tbe country is tbe jesult of oorrupt and partisan administra tion, which Ignores the public good, and with a view, so far as In our power, of cor recting these evils, we declare tbat we recog nize tbe following as principles beld by the constituency we represent, and we person ally pledge ourselves to labor far their gen eral adoption, viz: First. That the officer* under our system of government bave and should exercise only sucb powers aa are conferred upon them by law, and these should be used only for tbe good of the whole people, and without refer ence to whether they will affect the party to which the officeholder may belong. Second.. We utterly repudiate tbe Idea tbat there can be any spoils of office for victors In an honest administration of the govern ment; officers should bave reasonable com i>ensatlon, proportionate to their duties and responsibilities, and should be beld toa rigid accountability for tbe mauuer in which they exercise the trusts conferred upon them. Third. We repudiate the idea that candi dates have a right to manipulate conven tions and thrust themselves Into nomina tion, and we assert tbe right of tbe people, unbiased by personal considerations, to se lect tbelr own candidates. Foutth. That tbe use of money to influence elections is demoralizing to the people, and corrupting to the persons making such use, leading directly to corrupt and Illegal reim bursement from tbe public treasury for tbe sums thus expended for the party; and any candi late who will seek by the use of money to Infiuenoe nominations or elections is un worthy of support. Fifth. That while political . parties are necetaary agencies in administering the government, yet tbe love or party should always be subordinate to patriotism, that none sbonld be placed in nomination but sucb as are honest, capable, and eiUcien' gad IX by any m?an>- an u&flt person is nom inated such action is not binding. Sixth. Tbat no party deserves success at the polls except upon tbe basis of unselfish devotion to the best good of the whole people. Snvnth Leaving details to legislators we reassert that coin is the only money recog nized by tbe traditions of tbe democratic party as warranted by the constitution. Mi'jhih. That when a party has been In power so long tbat the principal part of Its office holders bave become corrupt, It is Im possible to obtain genuine reform within the party. Am/A. We recommend to all local demo cratic conventions to place In nomination such men only as are known to be bones t. ca pable, and efficlent;men who bave the couti dence of tbe community, and who If elected will strive to lessen the burden of taxation on tbe people. Truth. That we have confidence that our delegates to the national oonventiou will support only thoae who are proper represen tatives or the foregoing principles, and we leave them free to exercUe their discretion as to tbe choice of men best fitted to bring about thorough reform to tbe administra tion of our national affalra, that In the inter est of pure government outraged, free Insti tutions Imperilled, and to redeem tbe Amer ican name from tbe stigma attached to It by the corruptions of the party in power we cordially invite tbe oo operation of all hon est men Irrespective of former party affilia tions. Tbe maj?-l ty report was tben adopted by a vote of 157 to TO, many delegates Having go e out. The delegation Is understood to stand 16 for Tllden and 6 for Hendricks. I'rlghlfal Railroad Accldeat. CIHCIWHATI, May i!5.? Wnile Mrs. Jennie Bruce, ber daughter Mamie, and Robert Drlnkard were upon a bridge near Danville, 111., on the Toledo, Wajaab, and Western railroad yesterday a freight train came upon them crushing and killing Mrs. Bruce, breaking Drlnkard's leg, and knocking the girl through the bridge tc the ground, a dis tance of fifty feet, from the effects of which she will probably die. ? Fire. Pittsbcrg, May 23 ? A fire laat night at tbe Keystone Coffin Works, Allegheny, se riously damaged tbe factory and destroyed about 2,000 coffins. Loss. *20,000. Fall Kivrk, May 25?A fire has just (1:15 p. m.) broken out In tbe large mill of tbe Pocassett Manufacturing Company. Two alarms have been given, and a large force of tbe fire department is at work. It is bslieved all tbe help are safely out of tbe building. Cealeaalal. PHlLADlLPa I a, May 25.?Tbe weather Is everything tbat could be expected, and tbe attendance at tbe exhibition is noticeably larger; tbe principal buildings are ciowded, and all the walks and promenades are thronged. This morning Gil more gave his first concert in Machinery hall, where a platfoim had been t ret ud for t^e accommo dation of his orchestra la the viclalty or ths Corliss engine. I ? ?1WI aad Pierrepoat. N*w York, May 24?K a-Attorney Gaoe ral Pierrepotit yesterday Informed a re porter tbat be and Attorney General Tart were here in connection with the case of Cbas. L. Lawrence, and that be would start for England In about twenty days. one to five years. ^ nnsTO^Ma^SI^-Tbe labilities of Beard, may reach that sum. A laeiiil laieiM Killed. Brartpord, Ojrr., burglar, giving his naaseaa Fieesmlng, was X2r L* ?' a residence m N?w York, card log tlMM*bn qaaatloa la c ?ww i>l Ncarttl**. Tboa* of Um n enfs directly within its tnfli DWt.ktl the whole WM Is flat. a: d Egyptian bonds are to point yet towM. Tba flr ofdtseosrol Is attributable to tbe i bankers preferring tba mm of baali rsk of locking op money for a couM wrMata Um*of w<* wneeriainty a Milofaa. Tbe supply of money a?*i i? a 1 ?Tort loan* la vary large. and la do* la maud at any prlea _ LONDON. May fl-Tb? MOM \<>rably upon Ibe attitude of meet lovudi Um BtUo coafCreoe clal ditiatcb nrom Vienna to tbe__ ?ay* England's not* relative te tbe random agreed cpoo by Uf i| lors aaaigned aa reaaons tnr _ accede u?wto that tbe power* 1 tially agread that tbe original note of Oonnt Andraesy want aa far aa it could without aa infringement of tba Porte's aovwrelgnty: ?bat infflctMi time had not beaa alio wad for the execution oi tbe accepted reform*. tbat Montenegro a breaches of neutrality baa M? vented tba pec. Bcatl on which tba powen cocsldered nrceaaary to tba execution of tba reform*; that tba pmpaead military a is position or tb? Tarki and tae laaaneuu seema to Eng'and a premium for rei fccettllties, that Um gigantic svstem of i I toes relief proposed would be hero key *a ability to tr u>t and would ba ly "destructive ol the morality. thrlfUoem and lndoaU-y of tbe people, that tba propoaal to take more eflfcetual maaaaraa at the and of a two mmlLii' armlstlee la a suft) *ient en courageraer.t to the ln*urgenta to contlnne tbe rebellion, and an inducement to Mow tetigro to petfcevere to her breaches of tba neutrality, hoping thereby to obtain an ae ce**iou of tmrftory; and tbat tbe pmpoaal to hilng war ahlpa Into tbe ] >*rdanailea am. >unta to a profioaal to violate the treaty of ISM, and la directly ooutrary to tbe long established custom of preventing veasels of wan panalog thoae strait*. Tba Pall Mall Gaaette a<-"epta the rorrgolng aa a correct Indication of Kog land'a reauma for It* refusal. and says It Is a reply with whleti there la every reaaon to be saUsfled. Holiday on (he Part* Baaraa. I'ar:*, May 2S?This being Ascensiou day la observed aa a holiday on toe bourne Irearh Poittlea PilIK, May A.?The newapaperv of all ?hadfa of opln'on expreaa satisrsction witb M Inlstcr I'utaure's sneech, In reply to tbe ?nterpeliaMon of the Marquis of Prauelten, in regard to ibe Interpellation of tbe cooatl tuUon and ibe circular of tba lata M. Kioard to prefects. The police basset serf the Henri K>cSetort*a new?paper*, Or oil <te L'Hrmrme. Arctic Eialaratlaa. Lowdom. May ??Ilia steamer Pandora haa been refitted for a nnyave to Smttb'e - *>;??? vo limiia'a Sound, to bring to England any dl*i>atebea wbleb may have been deposit,! there by Capt. Nare'a Arctic ex|>edlUoo. Hba Ian Portsmouth to day and will await paper* from tba Admiralty at Co wee, In tbe Isle of Wight. Bbe will aatl for bar final desuna on Saturday. Tba Flra at Bristol L05D05. May The fire which broke out at Bristol last night baa bean brougbt under control. Haver a I warehouses. shops, and private resldenoes have been destroyed. Tbe iomi I* unknown, but will nrohablv be heavy. Tbls la tbe moat oxtenslve fire tbat baa ever visited Bristol. THE BLACK HILLN. Bloody Hark af iba ladlaaa. Cm cm rati, May 3S?A letter fro? 7>. Molt, one of a company of CtodnnaUaae who left for tbe Black Hills none time ago. dated at Kearney Junction4May Slat, atataa tbat tbe Indiana are on tbe war path, killing tbe mlnera at a rearm I rata. He aaya tbat out of 42 men at l>earwood 27 have been killed by the savage* and ' olber men bare been killed and scalped within Bve mile* of Cueter City. There la plenty of gold, be *av*. northwest ofCnatar City, bnt litis tm poaalble to get at It on acoouut of tbe In diana. IVot ||fs4. Niv York, May 25.?The World office Mate* Utat u>e recent announcement of the death of John bixon, pioneer of Northern Illinois, was prematura fbe | __ BaitiNo&S. Mar 15 -UaStsa dull ud kMTt midOUug 11^ailS Plour etaady aad eucUaag*4. yj^*at..talat *ad itaady-lt?n laad aail??7TSa nor haagad OorD-?o?tbera NikU*. tain? tcUre aid lovct, MaSS: go. vmI?w. i*let aad ready. SSaSl; ?iSin alnd, ativ* aM ?ti?a? k>?er. closing ?:?,. sa<>( and Kay.das Jod*. Oats aall ana uoanaai by* dall bat MaaSy? 70a78 Bay dall aLd kaavf?Harylaiid aal Piaaa. 1- OSsSSSl ProTlalor- do'l and aeak rork, SI SB. H Ik aieata-*bor|grr*. TV. clear rft> stde?. I0\* 10*. looae f^sllU p?cted. Baooa?*h<>ii'd?ra, I; clfar rib sid.? It Ham*. llkaUli Ca-d dall? r^Ctxd. i;- j,?!SJfc. Bittor gm?t and itesay. aa* rhaoc* 1 Petr>'l*nm uoanualiy nochs-k< ' Cot fee dall and nnrbaogad Vkidi dnll-IU. Ba cetju? abeat, 19 wc, c >ra, lwMUO Bktas>eata? a ht-at. 7l.tiuu, oorn, ?vi?S BtLTixuii May u ?Vi-aima aoaaolldaaad, gt'4: Nctn CarotUa six**, eld, IS bM to dar. flagar atmdy ai d fl r m, SVaM) Hsw Tost. S*' SB ?Ctocfta actle* aad *troag Money. S. 0<>M, U'. Btckaaae. loag, ?b. saort. ?Su Ocveri meou active acd strong Haw Toaa. Hay rioar dall aad no Wbeatqaict and ti?ai. Oora tirai. L<.s ? ? n . Bay M U ? ? m -Tbe rate ot iteeoaat In ttc open aiaiket tor three ninths' bll.s ts IK ?vrreat. which is Si below ;be bank rata. V 8 pr-da-lQ ?) *. lOt Brta^lt^ ~ irauTiCAL The Mats CoaaeatloBa Tcaierday. blX MOBT. STATU roR BLAISE. Republican convention* ware held yaater day In Illlnoi*. Miuneaota, Mlst-oun. New Hampabire, Kanaas ana Nebraska, and democratic convention* in New York and Call lorn la. ILL1KOIS DELEGATES FOR BLAIRB. In Illinois Hon. Bbeiby M Cullom waa ncanlnated for governor on firat ballot. Tba following additional nominaiiona wata Lieatcasust Ciovernor, Haa. Andrew Bap man of the Chicago Evening Journal, Saars tary of State, George H. Harlow-State Audi tor. Thrmaa B. Needles; State TmaurtrJk S. Rutz; Attorney General. J. R Ed aall, the present lncumbenu Tba following wara cboaen deiegatea at large to tbe Cine lunar! convention Joaepii Robblns, R. U Ingarsoll, G. B. Ranm and Geo. 8. Baaga. Raaolntlone l were adopted favoring bard money and ao doraiug President Granfa admli ikiratlaa. The deiegatea were not Instructed, but It la | understood tbev all favor Blaine, m MIBKESOTa?" KIKE OUT or TBJIM FOB BLAIMB. I At the Minr.esota convection, ulna out of the ten d? legates elected are positively far Blaine. One from Minneapolis, wbere tba Washburn family hare large lnlereats, la ut.d< rshsnl to be for E. B waabburna. A resolution was adopted. With bat three dla i senting voices, declaring a strong preference for Blaine, bnt without noalUve tnatrne I tions. Alex. Ramsey heads the delegation. Reaolntlons were adopted declaring devotion 1 to the principles of the National Republican I party- hard money or Its equivalent in paper I convertible Into ooln; ftae education through a system of public schools rree from aacta r an or nartiaan rmntrol, emphatically oan> iiemn offldal dishooeaty. and expect their delegates in theNatioual Convention to snp patt a candidate for tbe Presidency aliusa character and history shall afford tba I strongest guarantee of bis ooarage, ability and seal to csury forward tbe gre*t work ef puri Oca Hon. A reaolutioti waa alao adopted aimoat unanimously, " reoocnlzlng in Hon. J. G. Blaine, of Maine, a Man of tried integ rity, of uncompromising loyalty, of com maiding ability, they take pleasure In re oordtDg this fact, tbat be la Mlnnsanta*? proud preference for tbe offloa of PraaMaat or tbe United Siatea." A resolution lnimsa I ltig tbe delegates to vote aa a unit on all <lu?>stlons was lost. ? ) 1.A 1KB AHEAD lit VTMOfTBI. I Tbe Miaaonrl oonvauUon Indorsed the ad ministration of President Grant. Reaoln tlons In fbvor of M a-ton, Blaine, and Brta I tow were referred. Tbe foiiowtng delegates at large were elected: Benjamin P. Loan, K. T. Van Horn. G. A. Piukiinberg, Jamas T. sniiui, (tbe latter oolored Tbe delegation ts said to stand about as follows: Per Riaine. 14, Mortoa, 12; Brlatow, 8, and Ooakllng, U. ALSO IB BEW HAMPflHIRR. ? Jn tbe Nr w Hampahireoon venUoa tbe deie gatea were unlnstraeted. Ira Oolby, Na tbanlel White, C. H. Burna,anB Denial Hall .were elected dateantos at large. Meaa I Colt.\ , Wuite. and Hall are supposed to 1 for Blaine, and Mr. Burns for Brtatow. A Lao IB EAKSAB. At tbe Kacsaa convention tbe deiegatea large elected are T. C. Sears. A. M. its dak, A. it. Horton, and T. L>. Tuateber.^ senUmer.t of tbe oooveolion la atrowly name, but probably tbe deiegatea will, be Icstrnctea. BEBBA8EA POB The Nebraska delei to vote for Blaine. Tbe www 4clegatee to the Cincinnati convent a. Brown, N K- Plnney, LV QM S. Koley, C F. Bayboof, and A. Ni BLAOSB AT IOUi Hon. Was. P. Pry a waa nominated Car o grsas yeeSardav fan tbe repabllear.a of Ac burn Me distort. Blaine delegates m cbosen to Cinclcrati. Tbg lib < Blaine detegatsa alao. M1CUIGA* DEVOCBATB. The Micblgan democrauc coni at Lansing yesterday. ^ ~ Peter White, TenUl I. Schulbarteon OALJrO

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