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THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OFFlIIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEAN8.
VOL. III-NO. 153. NEW ORLEANS, 7T} I t' SDAY, MAY 23, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
FIR(M TIIE APITAL.
'ACKAIRD CONFIRMED - INCREASING
ALARM OF HAE*, SHERMAN &.CO.
IJtaye Afraid to Make Any Further
Changes in New Orleans Federal OHfl
ces-More Witnesses for the Potter
[Speclal to the Democrat.l
WAs.INOTON, May 22.-Packard was eon
firmed to-day in a thin Senate by a strict
party vote of 27 to 22. Eustis voting no. Kel
logg says there is not much doubt of his ac
cepting the place.
The alarm of Hayes, John Sherman and the
Pest of the fraudulent gang increases every
day. I was InformeNl to-day that the reason
why Lacey was not removed according to
programme, was fear that he might turn
state's evidence, along with Jim Anderson
and Pitkin. According to present appear
ances no further changes will be made in Fed.
eral offices in New Orleans until the luvesti
gation is over, Hayes being afraid to removt
either Parker or Lacey, under existing cir.
It is reported here to-day that two mort
parish supervisors of registration have notil
fled Potter's committee of their willlingnrs
to testify as to promises held out by Johr
Bherman, but can't learn who they are. Alis
that one of the postoffice clerks in New Or
leans will testify to the violation of registeried
letter packages containing returns, but can't
get particulars. I UELL.
THE LEVEE APPROPRIATION DILL.
A Favorable Report from the Levee Comn
mittee-Prospect of Its Passage.
([pecial to the Demoorat.]
WASHINGTON, May 22. --The House Levis
Committee to-day unanimously decided to
report fa vorably on Robertson's amendment
to the $4,000,000 levee bill.
As amended the bill makes special appro.
priations for the lower river levees as fol.
lows: For the Tennessee shore, $100,000; for
Arkansas, $1,299,180; for Mississippi, $1,17M.
000; for Louisiana. both shores, $677,750
Total for the lower river, $3,254,930,.
This bill may get through. At all events
our representatives will make their light on
it as the least possible amount that can be ac
The bill provides that the work shall be
done by contract under the supervision of the
engineer corps. BUELL.
HARRISON'S IDIOCY -HE WANTS TO
IVIESTIATE OREGON AND
And Declare That Uneer No Clrcuna
stances Must His Fraudulency
WASHINGTON, May 22.--The following is the
full text of Harrison's resolution offered in
the House to-day.
Mr. Harrison, of Illinois, rose to a question
of privilege, and offered a preamble and.reso
lution, as follows:
Whereas, a select committee of this House
has been appointed to inquire into certain
frauds, alloged to have be, committed in the
States of Florida and lsiana in 1876, in
connection with the elec or President and
Vice President; and
Whereas, it is further charged that frauds
of like qharacter were committed at the same
time in the States of South Carolina and
Resolved, That the said committee be and
the same hereby is empowered to Inquire into
the same, if in its judgment the testimony is
of a character to justify it.
Resolved further, That. the Senate and
House of Representatives of the Forty-fourth
Congress having counted the electoral votes
for President and Vice President, and it hav
ing been thereupon declared that Rutherford
B. Hayes had received the largest number of
votes for President of the United States, and
that William A. Wheeler had received the
highest number of votes for Vice President of
the United States, it is not now in the power
of Congress, nor is it the purpose of this
House through said Investigation, to annul
o.kttempt to annul the action of the Forty
foui'eh Congress in the premises.
The point was made by several gentlemen
that this was not a question of privilege.
The Speaker pro tem. (Mr. Sayler) said that
the Speaker of the House had decided in a
like case, that it was a question of privilege,
but under the rule he would submit the ques
tion to the House to determine.
On the question as to whetler the Harrison
resolutions constituted a privileged question,
the yeas were 71, nays 50.
The only Republicans voting were Brnen
tano of Illinois. Cannon of Illinois Clarke of
Iowa, Cox of Ohio. Fort of Illinois, Mitchell of
Pennsylvania, Patterson of New York, Pound
of Wisconsin, White of Indiana, Kelley of
Pennsylvania, who voted in the affirmative;
and Killingen of Pennsylvania, fOliver of
Iowa, and White of Pernnmsylvania, who voted
in thile negative.
The point was made that no quorum voted,
and Mr. Harrison saIid that he woulti not ob
struct public business, and witlhdrew thile reso
Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
WASHINGTON. May 22. -The Senate Cornm
mittee on Indian Affairs this morning agreed
to report favorably the bill allowing the east
ern band of Cherokees to sue in the Court of
Claims the Cherokee Nation for a pro rata
share of the proceeds derived from the sale of
Corrupt Transactions of secretary Sher
WASHINGTON, May 22. - The Post this
morning editorially makes the following
charges against Secretary Sherman:
Just previous to the meeting of the Forty
fifth Congress Col. Samuel Thompson, late
president of the First National, and now
president of the Chase National Bank of
New York city, and his father, John Thomp
son, vice president of the same bank, discov
ered. while examining the books of that in
stitution, that it was a subscriber for nearly
$30,000 000 of the new 4 per cent loan, and that
a certified check had been given for the usual
margin to guarantee the subscription. This
discovery caused them great alarm, as by any
sudden decline of 5 or 10 per cent in govern
ment securities not only the capital of the
bank, but their own private fortunes, would
be suddenly swept away.
On questioning Messrs. Fahnestock and
Baker, who were directors in the bank, Baker
being the cashier, for an explantation, the
Thonlpsons were informed by Fahnestock,
who formerly conducted the confidential re
lations of Jay Cooke & Co. with the Treasury
Department, that it was all right; that they
had an understanding with the. Secretary of
the Treasury; that if anvthing occurred, such
as a sudden advance in the price of gold, or a
sudden decline in the price of securities, he
(the Secretary) was not to demand gold for
the subscription, but would call in and accept
other bonds in its stead, or let them out of the
subscription altogether, and return the check.
This explanation not being satisfactory to
the Messrs. Thompson, they arranged at once
for their withdrawal from the First National
and, after selling to Fahnestock, established
Uwe Chae bak= In alls onnection, and cor
roborative of this incident', it should be re
memberedl that MSeretaLry Hherman canceled
$10,5H0),(00 of the subiseription to the 4 per
cents when thehir sale I"camed unproHitable.
By these statemrnents it seems clear that an
undlerstanding did exist between Secretary
Sherman and Messers. Fahhestoek and B]aker
and that if the sale prov.ed a sueic.ws, several
hundred tllhosand dollars would have hewnr
divided amonlleg slonme of the partlies thereto,
while if it failed all welre' to he protectetl by
the special favor shown by the (Secretary of
UNITED STATRE SUITS AGIIINST VIR
GINIA STATE OFFICERS,
For Money Paid Them at the Time of the
Fall of Richmond, islmlssed.
WAsIIiNoTON, May 22.--When Rtiehmond
fell (Gov. Smith drew $21,000 froml the bank
anidpaid State ofeers, whom the United
States has suel. Solicitor lRaynor directs
these suits dlmicssed.
Virginia, the opinion says, was not herself
in rebellion, and the United States has nc
more right to this mnoney, under the rule of
conquewt, than to her State-House or State
library or Virginia's statue of Washington.
Meetlng of the National Democratic Com
WASHIIINTON, May 22. -The National Dem
ocratice Committee met at the Arlington Hotel,
in this city, at noon to-day, and are still in
se'esln. The only business tee be transacted
to-day is the illscussion of the proposition t
Issue an address to the country, and if agreed
to, appoint a committee to draft such ad
dress, to be presented at the conmmitteoo'
mneeting to-morrow. Also to discuss whlat
action shall be taken with reference to, tll
P'otter resolution. There seems to lee nr
doubt but that tile committee will adopt a
reesolutlon Indorsing the Potter ro.slution.
The National Democratic Committee-The
Addre.. to the Country.
WA.SHINOTON, May 22.--At the meeting ol
the D)emoceratic National Committee this
mlorning twenty-s.cven membell),rs were pres
ent. Tl'he sesslorn lasted nearly an houlr, andr
adjourned to meet agailn at 9 o'clock to-mor.
row morning, in order to permit rmembrers of
Congre'ss who are' mnembers of the comllmitter
to te present.
At the meeting thlis nmorning the question
of issuing an addlress to tihe country was
favorably discussed, and will probaeely lee
disposed of at the meeting teomorrow. It
was generally concnteed by those who took
part in the discussion to-day that the l)Demo
cratic executive committere having announlcedel
to the country, shortly after the conclusion of
the late presidential election, that the Dem'lo
eratic candilates for President and Vice
President were, In their judgment, duly
elected. but deprived of their rights by fraud,
it was the duty of the national committee to
reiterate that declaration and recite the acts
of fraud that operated to gives the offices of
President and Vice President to the present
The address will also state how the party
will procedl under the Potter resolution. Tihe
general opinion is that the address will de
clare that It is not the Inltention of the Demo
cratic party to contest the title of President
Hayes, but simply to expose to the judgment
of the people the frauds by which, It is al
legod, he obtalined his office. The indications
are that the sessions of the committoe will
last several days.
WA-rOHINoTON, May 22. -Secretary Sherman
upon being asked if he was not worried by
newspaper stories about his connection with
the Louisiana election said : No; he was glad
tils matter had got beyond lying newspapers
and cowardly inuendo. Specific charges had
been made. and what he wanted was an open
hearing and no favor, which he lntended to
have, and if so these men would be convicted
as liars and llbellers, and perhaps of some
Steamship Antonio Ashore.
WASHIN(eTON, May 22.- -Tice signal service
station at Cape Henry reports to the chief
signal officer at 9 a. m. as follows:
The steamship Antonio came ashore at
high tide, and nothing can le done' until high
tid e again. She has a crew of twenty-seven.
all told. She left Delaware Breakwater yes
terday at 9 :30 a. Im., is now lying in about
twelve feet of water, and drawing fifteen feet
At 9:10 a. m. the signal service station re
ports as follows :
The position of the Antonio has not
changed. The captain and crew still remain
by the vessel. The sea is tecmllluecncing to
chop slightly. Assistance from the station
has been placed aboard the steamer, anl corn
munication is kept open between the sihore
and the steamer.
Ten Days at Nea on a Raft.
NEW Youa, May 22.--Monday, February
11, was a dark, rainy day in the South Atlan
tic ocean, and the schooner Carrie Long. of
Stockton, Maine, on her voyage from Buenos
Ayres to New York had reached a point just
south of the equator, and about 2() miles
from the Brazilian coast when the lookout
discovered a man on a frail raft followed by a
school of sharks. IHe was picked up and said
that his name was Manuml Francisco, and
that he had been at sea for ten days when res
Originally there were three on the raft,
but one had been washed overboard and de
voured by sharks before his eyes, before they
were two days out. The second died from
exhaustion on the fourth day. He threw his
bodxy to the sharks1 thinking in that way to
cause them to quit following the raft, but
after they had torn his comrade to fragments
they only followed him the more intently.
He dared not sleep for fear of walking off the
raft into their open jaws.
His supply of water gave out on the sixth
lay, and thirst was added to the loss of
sleep. His only food was bread, which had
become musty from long confinement in a
kerosene can, and the eating of which only
added to his thirst without satisfying his
hunger, and his sufferings became so intense
that lie was about to cast himself to the
sharks, when the Carrie Long hove in sight.
Francisco and companions were escaped con
victs from the Brazilian penal island of Fer
nando Noronha. He was committed for a
small theft, and escaped on the raft after
serving three years.
NEW YORK, May 22.-Contests of speed be
tween transatlantic steamships are of so rare
occurren e, owing to the risk, that the travel
ing public will be interested in the exciting
race, just completed, by the steamer Russia,
of the Cunard line, and Williams & Guyon's
steamship Montana, both of which arrived at
their docks yesterday in safety. Nearly every
vessel in the Cunard fleet has a fair reputa
tion for speed, while the steamships Wyoming
and Montana, of the younger line, have made
some wonderfully quick voyages from Queens
town to New York, and during the last two
or three trips each of them has measured her
strength against a Cunarder.
In the contest completed yesterday the
Russia was beaten by five hours and a half.
The ship drove along at her topmost speed
through fair and foul weather, and her gal
lant tars did their level best to win. In the
contest which ended last week between the
Wyoming and the Bothnia, of the Cunard
line, the former vessel reached Sandy Hook
four hours ahead of the latter.
& Colorado Flood-Denver Partially In
DENVER, Col., May 22.-There was a great
flood in Cherry creek to-day, the result of
heavy rains and waterspouts on the great di
vide between tWe Arkansas and the Platte.
All the bridges were carried away, and West
Deiiyer 18 iolated aad partially inundated.
TIlE ELF(VII N itF AUD)S.
INTRIlGItr OF A. H. STFPKENN AIND
OTHERS WITH ADMINISITRA
To Defeat the Potter Reuolutlen and Af
firm the $Aeredne.M of Hayem' Title
The Movement Repudllated by the Re
WAsRIINOTroN May 22. The National Ire
piulhi'an publish Is to-day an account of what
it calls an intrigue between anti-resolution
J)emocrats and certain Repuhblicans.
The article says the particulars of this In
trigue, as now developed, show that with
Messrs. Mills of Texas, Buckner of Missouri,
Morse of Massachusetts, and several others
of his side of the House. Mr. Stepherns was
willing to go so far as to amend the Potter
resolution by inserting a clause directly r.e
ognizing and emphathically declaring the sta
bility of President Hayes' title.
The idea was to emºbody In the ameondment
Mr. Hewitt's somewhat emphatic assertion
or eoncaession, that the title is sacred and irre
fragable. It is known that the leaders of the
Potter wing promnlsed to pass a resolution
embiodying this declaration as soon as they
had secured the adoption of the one providing
for the investigatgaton. That they dId not keep
their promise is also known, and that they
did not Intend to keep it is proven by the fact
that they have studiously refused to reeog
nli? any of the anti-greasers in any way
whatever. however this may Ie, the intrigue
referred to hadul an Indirect bearing upon that
promise, and may have been the cause of it.
The Representatives who were engaged in
the movement were of the kind known as
administration nmen, and the President him
self was a party to their consultations. It is
known that on last Thursday night Messrs.
.1. 1). (Cox. Amos Torwnsend antid one or two
of her Republicanrs, met the P'resident at the
residonce of Hon. Chas. Foster, for the pur
pose of talking this matter over. 'llhey
agreed that the oTffer of the I)emocrats was
worth In)king into, and Mr. Cox was selected
to do tih looking.
M r. Cox having reached the terms that were
satisfactory to Ihis associates as well to Mr.
Ste)phens and his fellow anti-greasers, the
latter to the number of twenty-two sinlgilld
their tarnestnless in proImi()sis, iy signing ia
written agreement to) vote with tim Represent
atives against the Potter resolution, pro
vli'di the Represent atives wiouldl join with
thelm after IPotter,( idefeat. InI a r('slutlou
allirning the irre'fragability of llayes' title,
and providing for a more liberal Investiga
M r. Cox on Frilay, armed with this paper,
cautiously lbgan toi sound the so-called anti
administration Ripullicans, as wiell as others
of the iparty, who had up to, that time sen
kept in ignorance of the intrigue. Among
thsem was the Hon. Eugene lihle, who Instant,
ly denoulnceed the schem''e as an infamous at
temrnpt to dlivorce the administration from thet
party. Ill his opinion its success would siim
ply have thrown the President into the hanlds
of the D)(mocrats, antd placed him under ob
ligations to a minority of that party for the
preservation of the sacrotlness oif his tenure
Other Republlicans who were appiroached on
the suhjei(t i'xl)ressed asti)onishmnint that the
Presihlent should have' (uumtenancedi such an
intrilgtue, anl again othe(rs characterized it as
an insidious attempt by the opposition to
place the administration in the attitude of
having sacrificed the reputation of some of
its metmbre, and having abandtoned the Re
publican party for the selfish purpose of se
curing to tihe Pre'silent undisturbed posses
sion oif his ofkice.
In short, Mr. C(ox met with such slight en
couragenlllnt that he' atbanlllldnedl the move
wnent In disgust. His ,olleaguest especially
Mr. Stephens. were chokemd off or down by the
opposition, and the (Potte'r resolution wits
pass'ed as a strictly party measure, twenty of
the twent y-two intrigue'rs vioting for it.
How Hellogg Worked It.
WVANsIIiNTrrN, May 22. -Theh Iomt this morn
ing publlish(es an interview with If. C. Pyles,
iof New Orleans, who tmestified before the
Fiell ('omumntte( oif the Forty-fourth Con
gr'ss, co'nce(rning time illegal arrest of aboult
10,i)()O vot'rs in Ne'w ()rleans Iby Gov. Kel
h1gg's deputy marshals on tie charge of false
registratin. l'yles states that circulars,
imurpiorting to Ile rom the Southern Charm
h'ewing Machinei Compmlany were sent to par
tiies registered, Ibut were addressed In such a
manner as to be returned with the in(lorse
nili'lt not fioullnd. Then the policemen mande a
pretA'ndedI searcih with a like result, after
which warrants for the arrest, of these per
sons werm' placed in the hands of the deputy
narshals, who had nh o difficulty in finding
As most of tlhe personls thus arrestedl were
workingmen they were ver.y glad, so I'yle'
says, to illT'ct at cimlpronllise aindl escarpe
prios'cutioh by hauving the city until after the
clection. ()fther ,deIvi(cs, I'Pyls states, were
resorteld to to entice DemoI)loratlc voters away
from the, polls. l'vies states that c'omplaints
were madi., but that inasmuch as the polie,'
State: militia and United States army and
navy weire at Kellogg's command, all these
complaints were ineffTctual.
CONVENTION OF THE INDIANA GREEN
A Lengthy Declaration of Principles-The
Toledo Platform Indorsed.
INDIANAPOLIs May 22.--The National
Greenback or Labor party of Indiana, in con
vention assembled to-day, declares:
First -We declare our fealty to the Ameri
c:a monetary system, the abolition of all
bank Issues, the free and unlimited coinage of
gold and silver, and the issuing by the gov
ernment of full legal tender paper and frac
tional money reecivable for all dues, and
payable for all d(ebts. public and private, in
amounts sufficient to meet the wants of
trade; to give employment, to all labor and to
enable the people to do a cash business, and
to relieve them from the debt system which
has made the industrial and commercial
classes.the slaves and drudges of the credit
mongers of the world.
Second- We declare our opposition to every
measure looking to the resumption of specie
payment, the monarchical system of finance,
which puts all the interests of industry, trade
and commerce in the hands of a few, and en
forces a monopoly of wealth, distructive of
the highest material good of society.
Third--We proclaim our uncompromising
hostility to the perpetuation of the system of
government bonded indebtedness, which is in
tended to bind unborn generations in chains,
and we declare that the government should
use all the funds now hoarded for resumption
purposes to pay and cancel outstanding bonds,
and that it should make new and liberal
issues of money, to be applied to the same pur
pose, and that the issue of future interest bear
ing bonds should be prohibited by constitu
Fourth-We demand that all legislation
should be so enacted and so administered as
to secure to each man, as nearly as practica
ble, the just reward of his own labor; and we
denounce all lawlessness, violence and fraud,
that refuses submission to the will of the
people, honestly expressed through the bal
Fifth-We denounce the red flag Commun
ism imported from Europe, which asks for
an equal division of property, and we de
nounce the communism of the national banks
of bond syndicates and of the consolidated
railroad companies, which have secured and
are enforcing an unequal division of property,
having already divided among themselves
ten thousand millions of the property of the
people by corrupting the representatives and
servants of the people. The one system of
communism ignores the inequalities of
capacity, which have been implanted by na
ture in the human family, sad both systems
are destructive of the rewards of toil and the
in(centives to indus try and exertion.
8ixth Wo declare that until an Amerlcan
monetary system, whli.h will result In the
practical extinction of debt and usury, is
established, the State, should. by ill the power
It can exert, limit and reduce the rate of inter
est, so that it shall in no event exceedvl the
averagelnerease of wealth by productlve in
The seventh resolution favors economical
government and i(ernands that tih Legisla
ture shall pay all State olfflers by specific
The eighth resolution opposes the building
of costly houses.
The ninth resolution protests against the
weak election laws of the State of Indiana.
The tenth resolution denounces the unfair
apportionments of legislative and congres
The eleventh resolution advocates the ven
tilatohm of mines and a law making the earn
ings of employees of all corporations a first
lien upon their property.
The twelfth resolution advocates the con
tinuance of thie bankrupt law, and favors the
exemption of $lr(ti worth of property of
every householder from sale on execultiorn.
The thltrenrth resolution opposes the In
crease of the army.
The fourt~wnth resolution reatfirm. the
platform of the 'Toltwo Convention, and con
gratulates the country upon this union of
political interests, which shall adIvance the
decree that there shall be work for all, and
that all shall work.
Pennpylvanla Democratic State Conven
I'ITr'rTsnrii, May 22. =The convention met
at 4 o'c'lock, but thoe committeves on platform
arid contested seats were not ready to report,
and so tie convention adjourned for an hour,
and again at 5 o'clock until 5, when, as the nom
mittree on contrsterl s.1at was not yet ready
to report, another adjournment was taken
until 9 o'clock to-rrorrow mrorning. The co.m
nitten on organization have reI-elected Hon.
Jas. It. Buckalew for permanent chairman.
1He is a strong friend of 1)ill, but Dill's oppo
nnts believe his decisions will hbe fair. The
committee on platform have (completer l their
work, but refuse to have the platform pub
lishedi before road In convention.
The main features in it are:
First 'l'here shoultl be no further rmlntrac
tion of the currency.
Second T'he intimate connection of the
national governrment with banks fosters rsmo
nopoly and centralization, though in any
c-hange made in these relations care should
be had in protecting invested capit l.
Third- All legal tenders calledi in to be at
once dismissenl, and gold anti silver be the
basis of the national currency.
Fourth- Tihe party in power is responsible
for ther corrllltion prevailinrg in politrcal and
corporate life through a criminal neglket to
enforce the reft(rmls of the now constitution in
relation to freightt discrimination, etc.
Fifth Tie Republican party is censured
for rleducing the tariff in 1872, and unequlvotatl
grotundl taken for the prottetlorn of Americarn
Sixth- The Rlpublican party is condemned
for its failure to conmpel corporations to ac
co'pt the provisions of the new constituttion
by the State Legislature, and the discrimima
tion in the transporltation of raw materials to
market by railroadst is unquaHlledly con
Seventh Frauds in elections, and the ele -
toral frauds ought to be investigated to ex
pose frauds and punish the criminals, but no
attack on the President should be enoour
The committee on contestedl seats have had
a very lively sessiton. All or nearly all of the
contests have tItM'n dtc('hided aainst Wallace.
Thie Democrats are sarrnguine of carrying
the State. ''The' contest between caRn(didates
is very lively. Thie corridors of all the hotels
are crorwdedl to-night, and great interest and
enthusiasm are evinced.
The Soclal Science Convention.
('IN'rINNATT, May 22. The SHscial Science
Convention met to-day, with Mr. Horace
White in the chair. A pIaperotn Congres arnd
the l're'sident was read by Gamaliel Brad
ford, Esq., of Boston. A paper entitled
"Cabinet Officers in Corngress" was read by
Perry Belmont, of New York. At 11 o'clock
Rotbert I'. Porter, of Chicago, road an article
on "I'ostoffltc Savings Banks."
J. N. Pomeroy, of Rocxhester, N. Y., read a
paper before the Departmenrrt of .Jurispru
dence, entitled "An International C(tode."
At 12 o'cht:k an lnteresting paper on A mert
can coins and currecncy was read by l)urbin
In the afternoon papers were read on the
commern ce ,of the lakes and canal transporta
tion, rvy Col. Merrill, of Unitel States Army,
and W. D. Griswoldl, of St. Louis; and a paper
on the, commercial and sAx'ial relatitons of the
United States with South America, by Rev. J.
Flctcher, rof Indianapolis.
BnoRKrKYN, May 22.- A novel suit, to re
cover $75 for commission in the matrimonial
affair, has been brought by Coleman Newman
against Sarah Jacobs. The plaintiff is sexton
of a synagogue, of which place of worship the
defendant is a member. The latter is the
.widow of the late Wm. H. .Jaeobs, clothier,
who died, leaving property said to be worth
$50,000. T'he plaintiff claims to have intro
duced Mr. Frank Morris, a well-to-do and
handsome young man to Miss Fanny Jacobs,
daughter of the defendant, and from the
courtship that ensued the young couple be
came engaged, and have since been married.
He says that the elder Morris paid him $30
for his success, an(! he now alleges that Mrs.
Jacobs promised him $75 commission for pro
curing a husband for her daughter. Argu
ment was set down for a future hearing.
Plymouth Church and Mrs. Tilton.
B(ooK i YN, May 22.--While there seems to
be no danger that the examining committee
of Plymouth Church will take action in re
gard to the formal charges preferred by a
lady member of the congregation against
Mrs. Tilton for having, as alleged, uttered
slanderous expressions about Mr. Beecher, no
effort has yet been made to convene the com
mittee fo.' the purpose indicated. Assistant
Pastor Halliday, who is clerk of the commit
tee, is absent from Brooklyn and not expected
home until next week.
Mr. White said it was probable the com
mittee would meet next I riday for the pur
pose of considering the charges, as the pres
ence of Halliday was not absolutely necessary
on such an occasion, a majority of the mem
bers forming a quorum at any time.
Races at Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, May 22.-There were three
races to-day. The first was a half mile dash
for two year olds. Starters-Enterprise,
Thornton, Moore Vendor, Alice Grant, Druid,
Grinstead's b. c. City Merchant Buford's b. c.,
Morroll's ch. c. Edwards and Woolfin's ch. c.
Georgie Stilton. Buford's colt won. Time:
Second race,-Two mile heats. Starters
Uncle Jeff and Kinlock. Kinlock won in two
straight heats. Time: 3:45--3:49/%.
Third race-One and a halt mile dash.
Starters-J. R. Swinney, Spring Branch, Feli
cia, Mahistick and Kennesaw. Mahlstick
won, Swinney second. Time: 2:40, .
CLEVELAND, O., May 22.-Five of the So
cialists who were managers of the red flag
picnic at Kindsvitter's Garden, last Friday,
were fined in the police court to-day for vio
lating a city ordinance on the occasion of the
NE-W YORK, May 22.-The Reformed Pres
byterians have resolved that the Sabbath
must be kept holy in the future, and that for
eigners must be taught that this is no place
for the profane practices of Continental
THE DUKE OF ATHOL AFTER TWO IN
TEIRVIEWS WITH THE QUEEN
Declares that the Prospects for Peace are
Very Favorable-Her Majesty's Ar
rival In Scotland Regarded as Point
Ing to Peace.
LONIboN, May 22.- "The Duke of Athol, of
Scotland, yesterday hadl two Interviews with
her Majesty Queen Victoria at Balmoral (Cas
tie, and afterwards addressed a public meet
ing, at which the Duke declared that the pros
poets for peace were very favorable.
The arrival of Queen Victoria In Scotland
earlier than was expected is regarded as point
ing slgnificantly toward a peaceful settlement
of the Eastern question.
Limit of the Czar's Concesslons--orts
chakoff Confident of a Congress.
LONDON, May 20. A St. l'etrsburg special
says: It has transpiredl that the Czar insists
on the possession of Kars and Ardahan, but Is
willing to renounce Batoum. This is the
utmost lirrlt of ,oncession he is prepared to
make in Asia. With regard to the limits of
Bulgaria he is perfectly satisflled to leave the
decision to the congress. Prince (Gortseha
koff regards the meeting of the latter body
as ertain to take place about the middle of
Schouvaloff the nearer of Pacific Pro
]LoNosN, May 22. The Pall Mall (lzrlstr of
this afternoon has the following dispatch
from its Berlin correspmndent: Count Schou
valoff, in conversation, descritbed the pro
posals that he was carrying to England as
pacific. lie seemed confident that ttey would
nxot he rejected.
The Success of Schouvalor's Peace Efforts
BERrN.'May 22. The semi-officnal (krrE
pcrndnc'e anticipates a favorable result from
(ount Schouvalofrs efforts. It says that the
latest declarations of the British ministers,
as well as the views manifested at St. Peters
burg, are full of wishes and hopes for th( re
newed consol..ation of European pjeace.
Conflicting Views as to the Prospects of a
Congress. SaWI4 iv
LONDON, May 22.--The Standard announces
it as more than probable the congress will
meet during the first fortnlghtof .lune. Also,
on accont (,of the unsettled condition of affairs
at Constantinople, the English fleet will move
to Princess Island.
The Times' Vienna correspondent, however,
says: "In order to appreciate the exact value
of the announcement of a spedly meeting of
the congress, It must he mentioned that it
emanates from financial sources. As for po
litical and diplomnatic clrcles they are more
silent and reserved than ever.'
Sehouvalofi Hopen for Peace.
LONIoN, May 22.-'Pacific news comes from
St. Petersburg, Berlin and Paris.
The Standard's Berlin dispatch says: Count
Schouvaloff expressed to Lord Ode Russell,
British ambassador, the hope that negotia
tions between England and Russia would lead
to a peaceful arrangement.
Salisbury Snubs a Peace Deputation.
LONDON, May 22.-The Press Association
understands that replying to a request of the
Duke of Westminster to receilve a deputation
with a peace declaration signed by 200,O.xi
persons, the Marquis of Salisbury has stated
that he is unable to receive the deputation.
Conflicting Opinions Regarding the Sig
nificance of the Queen's Departure
LONDON, May 22.- -The peace rumors
hitherto could not be traced to other than
financial circles but the departure of the
Queen for Scotland at this crisis, without
waiting for the Whitsuntide recess of Parlia
ment, which begins on the eighth of June,
and statements made by the Duke of Athol
after his interview with her majesty at
Balmoral yesterlday, are construed to he
semi-official assurances of the most favorable
On the other hand, the retreat of the Queen
to Scotland at this moment is thought to be
incompatible with the rumor that Count
Schouvaloff is charged with a private and
special message from the Czar to her. It is
remembered that the Queen, on other occa
sions, has left Windsor for Balmoral at the
most inopportune moments, and that her
movements are often devoid of all political
significance, and it is doubted whether she
would select the D)uke of Athol as the me
dium for making ev".n an unofficial commu
nication to her people.
THE IRISH NATIONALISTS.
No Raid on Canada Intended-But They
Will Endeavor to Prevent the Send
Ing of Reinforcements to the British
NEW Yoltk, May 22.--A Buffalo special
says: Irishmen throughout the Northern
States and Canadas are wide awake, and look
ing for an opportunity to strike a blow for
their national independence and to cripple or
hamper. (reat Britain if possible; but at
present no repetition of former Fenian raids
is generally intended. Irishmen iri Canada
have no sympathy with such movements
which would involve their own homes and
property, and involve an outrage on the
Canadian community, which has never done
them any harm.
Raids are also discountenanced by the better
and more intelligent Irish patriots on this
side of the border from Gen. Shields down
ward. Should war be declared between Eng
land and Russia, the Irish Nationalists would
endeavor to prevent the sending of reinforce
ment to the British army from this side of
More Russian Officers in New York,
NEw YORK, May 22.--The little Russian co
terie now in this city has received quite an
addition by the arrival of four officers of su
perior rank from the Cimbria. They came
from Boston and arrived here yesterday af
ternoon. They are Baron Angern Sternberg
and Messrs. K. Kloopius, O. Hagenthorn and
N. Schoeman. Baron Sternberg, who is the
highest in rank and possesses authority over
the others, made it his first business after ar
riving to give orders that no representative
of the press should be allowed to visit them
at the hotel. They met Capt. Avellon, Grip
penberg and Alexieff. Nothing is known pos
itively regarding their intentions.
More Russian War Ships on Their Way
LONDON, May 22.--A special from Copen
hagen reports that two Russian ships of war
from Cronstadt passed through the sound
between Denmark and Sweden last night
from the Baltic to the North Sea. Their
destination is believed to be America.
Horses for British Cavalry Service.
TRoY, N. Y., May 22.-During the past two
months agents of the British government
have purchased upwards of 3000 horses in the
farming districts of the northern part of Ver
mont and of this State. The horses are evi
dently intended for cavalry duties.
Russian Emigrants (?)
NEW YORI, May 22.-The unusual number
of Russian emigrants arriving at this port
arouss suspicion that Russia is taking this
means to get crews of sailors here to man her
The Sidmney Els Explssls.
HALra X, May 22.-At the Old Snidey mine
6Jaiai ~~~ ~~-·-*~,r.
explosion three brothers named Sullivan sue
esled.l in rescuing thirteen of the cutters who
were overcorw.' by gas.
'hey were unconscious for some time, but
are ail slowly recovering. Hixtoen pairs of
(:utters were at work here. In the south side
of the mine a large numrber of men were at
work, but all f'cape'l uninjured. One of the
Sullivans was prostratdl while searching for
the dedl, but was fortunately rescued by his
The works will be idle for a fTw days only.
A Heavy Failure.
LoNDo, May 22.-Mesers.. Leather , Co.,
proprietors of the chemical works tat St.
Helena, have failed. Liabilities $700,4I.
No Further Strike Rlets-eopesof agettle.
LONJON, May 22. There havbeeaQflo fur
thor disturbances in the strike dilitfel in
Lancashire, and there Is not likely to be'any
more rioting in consequence of the ptab
tlons taken by the military and pclleoflleS
of an early settlement of the differhetes'b
twoen the masters and operatives htve not
Measures to Limit the Power 6f the Ob
struetloniets In Parliament.
I.owNro, May 22L -The measures to be pro
posed for preventing the further obstrulton
of business in the House of Commons by the
Irish members comsist of such alterations In
the forms of the House as will greatly limit
the present freedom of debate, placing it In
the power of the majority to close a debate
and force a vote on short notice. The mees
ures have been for some time in contempla
tion, but the feeling against them, especially
in the Liberal ranks, is very strong.
The Czar and the Shah.
HMT. Pl'ETrSORitO, May 22. It is officially
announcet l that the Emperor will to-morrow
receIve the Shah of Persia.
POnT EARs, May 22. 6 p. m.-Wind southeast,
light. Weather clear and warm.
Arrived: United States man-of-war from
Vera Cruz (name not knownl, came in at e p.
m. and pro":eeded on up to city.
Steamshil Emily B. Bouder at 2 a. m.. Foote
master, a days from Havana via Florida ports.
to I. K. Roberts.
American ship Northampton, Murphy mas
ter, 't days from Bath. with Ice, to J. R.
Balled: Steamships Hudson, Braunschwelg
and Amy Dora. bark Wanderer. schooners J. G.
Whipole and Santo Oteri.
SOrUTHWST PAss. May 22,. p. m.-Barometer
29.90. Wind southeast, very light. Weather
No arrivals or departures.
NEw YORK. May 22.-Arrived: City Washing
ton Havana. Baliled: Algeria, Liverpool; Ca
nadian. Havre; Australia, London; Cornwall.
Bosron May 22.-Arrived: Massachusetts.
GLAsoow, May 22.-Arrived: State of Indiana.
Devonia and Angelica. New York.
IaRISTOL, May 22.-Arrived; Tyrian, New
A NTwzRP May 22.- Arrived: Switzerland,
Philadelphia. Sailed: Dernyter, N w York.
Least. May 22.--alled: State of georgia.
LIVERPOOL. May 22.-The Queen. New York.
SBourTHAProN. May 22. - Arrived: Weser,
from New York for Bremen.
(CININNATR. May 22. - Weather clear and
pleasant. Business dull. River 22 feet and
flling rapidly. Arrived: Potomac. Pomeroy;
Gen. Lytle, Louisville. Leave to-day: Poto
mac and Gen. Lytle. on return: James D. Par
ker Memphis; Sherlock. Now Orleans.
The Franklin has quit the Memphis trade and
laid up. The Lower Ohio River and Memphis
Packet Company will only send out two boats
a week hereafter.
OIL CriY. Pa.. May 22.-Allegheny 13 inches
CHARLESTON. W. Va. M y 22. - Kanawha 7
feet 6 inches, falling. Clear and warm.
PITTTSBURO. May 22.-River 6 feet and rising.
Weather elear and warm.
BRowasvIL.E. Pa.. May 22.-Monongahela T
feet : inches and falling.
HT. Lours, May 22.-Arrivals: Calhoun Na
oles; E. C. Elliott. Grand Tower; Golden Eagle
Keokuk: Fannie Lewis. Kansas City; Spr
Eagle, Grafton; MAlx. Mitchell, St. Paul; . W.
Dugan. Yankton; J. O. Walton. Cairo. Boats
departed and leaving to-day: E. C. Elliott.
Grand Tower; Calhoun. Naples; Golden Eagle.
Keokuk; John A. Scudder. New Orleans; J. L
Rhodesa. Plttsburgl Nofthw-stern. St. Panl;
Spread Eagle, Grafton. Weather cloudy. River
at II a. m. 22 feet 7K inches and falling.
The hicago t.Caston-Hp.use Frauds.
CH c Ao, SMay 22. -The investlgatton Into
the fraudulent building of the Chicago cus
tom-house is concluded, and the report will
be made public to-morrow. The commission
charge that there was,fraud in letting the
stone cutting coytract, bywrhleh ,ae govern
ment was swinrdled out 91 $:~,00(0; that an
overcharge of $124,uO0 was made on the stone
sawing contract, and that from two to three
times too much labor was epended on the
building, owing to o)lhtUsihn between. con
tractors and government officials. They place
the entire amount out of which thqgovern
ment was swindled by thy, wole crooked
business at betweens$50M,C(% tadIl,500,0x).
The Illinois Romeopaths In Conell.
CHICAGO, May 22.--At -the sessioni of the
Illinois homoeopathic p~yelasians.to-day, the
subjects discussed were ognsumption, diseases
of children, surgery, spinal diseasesopthal
A report was made showing that there are
475 hornweopathic physicians in the State, an
increase of thirty-six from last year.
The Chicago Academy of Homeropathic
Physicians and Surgeons tender the associa
tion a supper this evening at the Grand
Pacific Hotel. _- . 11
Death-Bed Confesseon of a iurderer.
M YEIRSTOWN, Pa., May 22.-John Stoever
alias Harris, who confessed on his death-bed
having committed tour murders, was one of
the most respected citizens of this place. He
made his confession the night before he died
to Geo. Hoeffelflnger and his wife and daugh
ter. John Harris of this place, who was
Stoever's stepfather, said yesterday that
such a confession had bkn made. He also
told Isaac Loeb, of Lr~apn, that he (Loeb)
was implicated in the cinfession. The matter
will be investigated to-day.
National Rifle Assoeation.
Nzw YORK, May 22.-Peeparations for the
spring meeting of the National Rifle Associa
tion, which will commence at Creedmoor to
morrow, have been completed. The shooting
commences every morning at hallf-past 9, and
in all matches except the Leech cup match
the squad or team assigned to each targe
will be limited to thirty minutes in which to
complete its score.
Fraudulent Mortgage Set Aside.
DES MO3IES, Iowa, May 22.-In the United
States Court this morning was announced the
decision in the celebrated Blanket mortgage
case of the Charter Oak Life Insurance Com
pany, against the estate of B. F. Allen. The
court held the mortgage a fraud upon the
creditors at common law, and ordered it can
celed and set aside.
Sunday cheeool Parade.
BROOKLYN, May 22.-The weather is beau
tiful, and 40,000 Sunday School children are
this afternoon on their annual parade. It is a
BRooKLYN, May 22.-Peralto commenced
his attempt to ride 305 miles in fifteen hours
at Fleetwood Park at 4 o'clock this morning.
He made 160 miles In 7 houls, 33 maates a