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WASHINGTON. D. C., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1877.
HAYES 10 BE PRESIDENT.
BVC1I IN rFTECT M TOE DECISION OP
TOE riFTEEN ARBITRATORS,
TV tin Decl ired Yesterday that the Decree
f AH fltate Canvasser Was Final Flor
ida to be Counted for Her amd Wheeler
Feeling of the Democracy Over the De
rision Will the Voice of Watterson be
Heard Again T
The Commission At 3 o'clock proceeded, tn
accordance with the resolution of yesterday,
to rote on the proportions submitted. The
tint vote waA taken on the following, pro
posed by Mr. Justice Miller.
Urdirkdi That do evidence will be receive!
by the Commission which wu not submitted to
the Joint Committee or tbe two Houses by the
President of the Senate with the different cor
-Jfieatei, except inch as rtlatei to the eligibility
f T. C. Hcm marrs, one of the el ec tort.
The Tote wai at follow! t
YEAS Justices Rradlit, MttLxn and
Etxoho, Senators Edmohds, FnitiTiaiirjvSEN
-, IIOABf .
NAYS Justices OLirronn and FirtD, Sena
ten TnunMAM and Databd, Representatives
ABBOTT HCKTOH ABO VAV1IX.
Mr, Abbott submitted the fallowing;:
kttelrtd, that to the case of Florida, this Com
Mission will receive the evidence relating tothe
eligibility of Frederick!. Humphrey, one of the
perrons named in tho certificate No. 1, aa
The foregoing was adopted by the following
YEAS. Justices, Bhadlbv, CLirronTjand
Fiild, Senators, Batahd and TntmuAN
Representatives Abdott, IIunton and
PAY XI 8.
- NATS, Justices, Miller and Stroncl,
feoaton. Edmund, Frelinobtibkn and
- Morton, Representatives. Garfield and
The Injunctions of secrey were soon after
removed, and at 3.35 p. m. the commission
" adjourned to eleven o'clock this morning.
To day's session will be opened as heretofore
to those holding tickets of admission.
Copies of the above ordeisof the commis
sion were sent to the counsel, and adjustment
lothe matter of the eligibility of IIunniREie
will be heard That gentleman Is In the city,
and will probably be called beforo the com
mission to give evidence In the matter.
The objection to Mr. Huiipiirets Is based
upon the ground that he was holding an office
under the United States at the time of his
election Bach, however, Is not the case. It
will be fully established that Mr. Hrju
rriRXTs was cot In the service of the Fede
ral Government at the period alleged,
but on the contrary had tendered his tet
fgnatlon In the preceding September,
which resignation was accepted last October.
The News of the Tribunal Dedal on In the
There was no use trying to transact bust
teas In an orderly manner. Democrats and
Republicans alike could discuss nothing but
the decision or the Tribunal.
-Gen. Garfield was the first of the
commission to enter the hall, and he became
at once the center of Interest to the Republi
cans. His explanation waa satisfactory, and
the Republicans went about congratulating
each other on this, the first victory for
Mayes. The Democrats gathered la knots
In the rear of the seats and discussed the sit
uation In the most earnest and excited man
ner. Gen. IIcnton, one of the commission
representing the Democrats, was soon sur
rounded by an Interested crowd. la another
part of the hall Bi'rinoer, who was ono of
the committee that framed the electoral bltl
was holding forth to anexcltedcrowd. In yet
another part, Mr, JIurd, of Ohio, who had
opposed It, was giving his views of the sltua-
9 tion. It was Impossible to go on with the Im
pending bill, for no one was paying tho least
attention and so the committee rose, and when
Speaker Randall took the Chair, he also found
it utterly Impossible to get order out of the
confusion; and not a dozen members were
aware of the routine business that was being
transacted. When the House finally took a
recess until to-day, the Republicans left the
Mall well satisfied with the result of the day's
work In the Tribunal. They did not seem de
sirous of remaining to witness the unmlstake-
i able discomfiture of the Democrats. The lat
ter remained In the hall for more than half an
hour after the adjournment and tried to gather
up crumbs of comfort from the explanations
ol Messrs. Hewitt, Randall, Field an 1 ;;ther
leaders. But it was all cold comort.
They wished to keep their courage
up by trying to find some loophole
or escape, but the more candid had to admit
that they had been vanquished. They had
taken the chances and worn beaten, but they
were not willing to admit a complete defeat.
They tried bard to convince themselves that
there might be some decision yet reached
which would secure them the victory by
throwing the election Into Congress, but only
the most sangulnepretendedtoflndthe least
ray of hope. In fact they rest entirely upon
the possibility of throwing out two or three
ineligible aves electors; a possibility which
Is too remote for serious contemplation. It Is
very certain that the city never witnessed a
more disappointed set of politicians and states
men thsn the Democrats were last night.
How the Democrats at Large Took the
The uews of the decision of the Tribunal of
Arbitration spread through the city like wild
fire, and was the uppermost subject In people's
tongues snd thoughts within an hour after the
announcement had been semt-ofllclally made
I ' at the Capitol. Strange to say, the Demo
w crats who bad been most clamorous In their
if -advocacy of the Compromise BUI, were the
liuii iuuu-muuuieu auu Diner m meir denun
ciation of the decision. The Judicial mem
bers of tho Tribunal, who voted not to go be
hind the returns of the State, came In for the
lion's share of the choicest Democratic abuse
Those Democrats who, like Representative
Blackburn, of Ky., Mills, of Texas, Froc
tor Knott, and the others who had opposed
the Compromise Bill, were lauded to the skies,
and the regrets were both noisy and many,
that the counsels of the above named did not
prevail. The only man In Washington who
expressed himself quite confident that TUden
would get In, was ex-Senator Lyman Trum
kill, who said that he had evidence at his
command concerning Louisiana of such dam
aging nature to the Republicans, that the Tri
bunal would be compelled not only to admit
It, hut to annull the election in that State.
The National Bank of llartrord.
by Telegraph to the National Republican.
IlARTroitu.iConn., Feb. 7. The Farmers'
and Mechanic' Bank, of this city, which has a
capital of 1,106,000 and a surplus orover tioo.ooo,
is Jound to-dar to be a heavy loser, owing to
bverurafta aid loans made without tho Lnowl
t edge of the Directors, The extent oftheiossls
not known, but the capital will prubablr not be
luipalrtd. Nothing implicates the officials as
j artfcipstlng in the misused funds,
Nnilctl for Vttn Crux
fUj Te If jrraph to the Natlonat Kt-pabllcan,
jRTMoNno, Va .Feb. 7. the U. S. steamer
tm Issex, which has been been In the Roads for the
I astmvntb, sailed at noon to-day for Vera Crux.
MINOR CAPITAL TOriCS.
Lieutenant Colonel James A. Ekln Is ordered
to report In person to the Seoretary of War First
Lieutenant James M. Ingslls, lit artillery, has
been detailed as professor of military science and
tactics at the Houghton high school, Houghton,
The Congressional Silver Commission, of
whteh Senator Jones,of Nevada, la chairman, held
another meeting In the President's room at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and continued the
examination of Henry Cernucbl, French political
economist and bimetal 1st.
The Hirer and Harbor Appropriation Dill.
Ihe House Committee on Commerce has
eompleted the River and Harbor Appropriation
bill. The total amount of the appropriation re
commended la 12,275,810, Including as the Unrest
sin (tie Item 200,000 for removing obstructions
from the East river and Hell Oate, New York.
The Original Declaration of Independence
and certain treaties were sent, In 1841, by Mr.
Webster, then Secretary of State, to the Patent
Office for safe keeping. Now that there Is ample
security for these documents in the State De
partment building. In whose custody they are
thought to properly belong, Mr. Chandler has
considered It his doty to restore them to the De
partment, and an order to that effect has been is
sued. Cnmalatlve System of Hank Election.
Mr. Hanks, of Massachusetts, Introduced In the
House yesterday a bill providing for the election
of directors In National Hanks, which proposes
the Introduction of the cumulative system and
minority representation. It provides that each
shareholder shall have the right to tast as many
vdes In tbe aggregate as shall equal his number
of shares, multiplied by the number of directors
to be chosen and each shareholder may cast the
whole number of his votes for one candidate or
distribute his votes among twoor more candidates
Tho Frcsldent sent the following nomina
tions to the Senate yesterday i Charles H. Phelps
to be V 8. mart hail for the westsrn district of
Missouri i Charles O. Ooodenow, receiver of pub.
lie money at ew mm, luinn. ruekioKitrH
T. Hlalr Patton at Altoona. Pa J John A. Hub
hard at Loeknort. N. Y.i Miss H. E. Hie hard son
at Gardener, Mass t Elisba P. I A scorn b at Leb
anon. N. H.t S. W. Osborne. Darlington, Wis)
Leonard Wilson, Marshall, Mo. Mrs. Emma E.
Hottcn, Versailles Ky.
Secretary MorrlllPa Health.
Secretary Morrill Is lying aerrloualy HI at
WonnJey'e hotel. His physicians yesterday noil,
fled the President of his condition. An Improve
ment set In yesterday morning, which made his
friends hopeful. Ills physicians on account of
his advanced age entertain some fears of his
recovery. At ten o'clock last night, Dr. Pope, his
physician made, the follow In gjstate men t of the
Secretary Morrill has typho-ma'arlal fever of
a severe grade. The pulmonary com plications,
fraught with Imminent danver a few days ago,
have been inearaurably relieved, and his condition
to-night is In many respects more favorable.
P. W. For, M. D.
The New Library IlulliHnc
In the Senate veaterdav. Mr. Howe from the
Committee onttbe Library reported a bill to pro
vide additional accommodations for the Library
of Congress, which appropriates 1160,000 to pre
pare tne around, lay the foundation and com
mence tbe construction of anew fireproof build.
Jng for the use of the Library or Congress, the
building to be located upon ground lying Imme
diately east ol the Capitol, and to form an ex
tension of the eastern part of the central Oapl
tol Building. The building la to be constructed
upon such design and In accordance with such
plana as shall he approved by a committee eon
listing of the joint committee on the Library of
Congress, and chairman or the Senate and House
Committees on Publlo Eulldtngs and grounds and
the Librarian of Congress. The plan when ap
proved to be exeeutod under such supervision as
the commission aforesaid shall select. The com
mission are required to report to Congress at its
next session the progress made.
Commander Geo. B. White to command the
Frolic, South Atlantic Station, per steamer or 1st
of March next. Lieutenants Murray S. Day and
John Rodgers; Ensigns Walter C. Cow lea and
Hamilton Hutchlns; Midshipmen John M. Proud,
fit, Walter McLean, Daniel R, Case and Abra
ham E. Culver i Assistant Surgeon Wm. 11. Du
Beset Boatswain John S. Sinclair andJOunner
Joseph Smith, to Trenton, at New York,i2th
iniu lueuicai uirtciur.ioiviu. tvnauii iu aaiauie
the duties of President or .the Medical Board of
Examinersat at Washington. De latched. Lieut.
Commanding Nlcoll Ludlow from duty at the
Torpedo station. Lieut, Abraham II. Vail and
Isaae Haslett from the Hydrograpblo oOlce.
Lieut. Ldward I. Tausig from the training ship
Monongahela. Lieut. Charles A. Stone from tho
Nayv Yard, Washington. Ensign Robert 11. Mo
Lem from the Powhatan. Pay Inspector Ed.
ward loiter from duty on the bureau on provi
sions and clothing. Passed Assistant Surgeon
John W. Itose from the Franklin. Chaplain Hen
ry H. Clark from the Nary Yard, Boston. Chief
Fnglnecr Edwin FItblan from special duty at
Washington. Passed Assistant Engineer Oeorgo
tv.uairu uomuuiyoQ tue unrcau oi sivam en
gineering. Cadet Uniform It. SI. Service
The Secretary of the Treasury has pre-'
scribed the following aa the uniform for cadets In
the revenue marine service; Coat a sack coat of
dark bine cloth, shaped to the figure, trimmed
around the collar and edges with lustrous black
braid one Inch wldet single-breasted, standing
collarj five medtum buttons (IT. S. R. M.) on the
front, and to button at the neckf the skirt to fall
aa low as the upper Joint ol the thumb when
hanging naturally by the sldej there will be a
silt over each hip extending five Inches from the
bottom of the skirt, and trimmed with the pre.
scribed braid) cutis closedj coat to be lined with
black silk or arum's satin; no pockets on the
outside of the coat: the front ends of eoat collar
are to he ornamented with a gold-embroidered
proltngt knot In gold cord one-sixteenth loch
diameter, covering a space of a quarter squaret
in me uigni oi me ooru me ieura u. a. in m
English, all In gold, as per pattern ends of cords
to extend to corners of collar. Vest of same ma
terial as coat, single-breasted, with rolling ool.
lar, to button nearly to the throat, with
eight small gilt buttonr, (U. S. R.M. pattern.)
Pantaloons of same material aa eoat and vest,
or of white drilling in summer, cut full in the legs
and without spring at bottom. No pockets In
Iront but one will be allowed on each hip. If de
aired. Cap of blue cloth. Nary pattern, a gold
embroidered foul anchor one Inch high, vertical,
and surmounted by a five-pointed star, half an
Inch In alio, embroidered in silver. The service
dress is round jacket of dark blue cloth, or blue
flannel, faced with same; double breasted, with
two vows or medium buttons, five In each row;
rolling collars euff closed; same ornaments on col
lar aa for a coat before described. Pantaloons
and vest of same material aa coat, to be made as
before described. Cadets will provldethemselres
with the foregoing uniform aa soon after appoint-
men i practical) iv, nu, m buuiuuu uiereio.
each will be reaulred to snnnlv himself
.... .. ji-j . ; .- .. j. ... rr
following: une overcoat, lour undi
una overcoat, lour uaueriuins, una
rubber coat, four pairs of drawers, two pairs
shoes, eight pairs socks, eight white shirts, six
handkerchiefs, and two pairs white Lisle thread
Jay tlouhl Sues Ills Former Confidential
Brokers for Abuse of Confidence.
VyTtlegrapii to the National Republican.
NewTork, Feb. 7. A story Is in circula
tion that Jay Uould has dlsoovered that S. M.
Mills & Co., his former confidential brokers, were
using their knowledge or his asserted position In
being short lor a large amount of Western Union
stock to form a pool to buy the stock, by which
lie wss forced to cover at a heavy loss, and that
consequently he has brought, or Is about to bring
suit to recover damages fur an alleged conspiracy
against him by s. M. Mills At Co. The amount
Bought to be recovered by the propesed suit was
stated at t300(ooo. It was also stated that be
had withdrawn his account from the Arm,
The Tran lt of Venus
On the evening or the loth ult. Professor Wil
liam Hurkness, or the U.S. Naval Observatory
or this city, delivered a lecture on the "Transit
of Venus Expedition," before the Long Island
Historical Society of Brooklyn, New York. The
principal papers of that clly speak or the tec
ture as very Interesting and instructive Pro
fessor Harkners is a gentleman of rare scientific
ability and scholarly attainments and It would
be an Intellectual (cast Tor many of his
friends If he could bo inducod to repeat his
Interesting lecluru In (his city at an early day,
Mrs. Col. George II. Cvrkhlll will have dancing
at her reception at Inglcslde on Irlday, the win
DECISION OF THE ARH1TIIATOH3.
Mr. Foster Itldlcules the Sham Economy of
the Houne, and Makes a Facet Ion liefer
ence to the Itespectable Dead-lleaU" of
Ohio Nothing Startling In the Senate
On notion of Mr Hamlin, the Senate In
sisted upon Its amendments to the post route
bill, and a lurlher committee of conference
Mr. Boutwell made amove to get the Sen
ate business out of thetansle,!n which It Is
placed to some extent by the electoral bill,
which practically prohibits the recognition of
a leglslatlvedsy while the countls In progress.
The subject was referred to the Committee on
Senator Davis was annoyed that he ahould
have been placed In a position he did not rel
ish by the too great anxiety of a correspondent
to get his name In print. This correspondent
had written the Senator a letter on the sub
ject of pension frauds, and, keeping a copy of
it, sent It to a newspaper for publication at
the same time that he Bent It to tho Senator
The letter disclaimed having any lot or part
In the publication. The letter made serious
charges against the head of the Tension Bu
reau, which Mr, Davis had not Intended
should be made public until after the Tension
Committee had made an Investigation, Tbe
correspondent accomplished his object of get
ting the charges before the public In advanco
Mr. Wlndom called up the bill to pay James
B. Eads for openlntr the southwest pass of the
Mlsilppl river. We have already explained
the point at Issue In the bill. The House
decided to pay In money lns'ead of In bonds,
and the Senate amend 10 the bill Was to Day In
bonds, which Is only doing a simple act of
justice to Captain Eads. The bill was fully
explained by Mr. Wlndom, and so clearly that
there should not haie been a moment's
hesitation about accepting the recommeodaj
tion of the committee. Before final action
could be taken, the TaclQc railroad bill, which
has been pending for some days, agaut cam;i
up for discussion, and occupied considerable
The House amendment to the bill making
appropriation for tbe deficiency in the Gov
vernment Printing Office was reported back
and ft non-concurrence was recommended
The amendment pro? Ides that after this ses
sion of Congress tbe wages to be paid for
printing snd binding shall be governed by tbe
prices paid In the cities of New York, Phila
delphia and Baltimore. This was put on a
motion of Mr. Vance In the House. The same
plan has been tried before, but the two
Houses never could agree, and so the propo
sition failed. There would, doubtless, be a
saving by the adoption of the rate of wages
paid In the cities named, but not so much ss
wis stated by Mr. Vance In tho House, for he
seemed to think that If the plan had been
adopted last summer there would have been
no necessity for this deficiency bill. The de
ficiency called for was 1350,000, and Mr.
Vance will scarcely pretend that that amount
would have been saved by the change In the
rate of wages. Tbe Senate having refused to
concur on the House amendment, ft will have
to be settled In a Committee of Conference.
A rcceis was taken until 10 o'clock this
morning-, with tbe understanding that no
business shonld be transacted, but for tbe
purpose of saving time the Indian appropria
tion bill shall be read the first time between
tbe hours ol ten and twelve.
Ilonse of Representative.
The Throne of Grace can only be addressed
from the House of Representatives now by
unanimous consent. The Speaker Is so much
afraid of doing something to Jeopardise the
the report of the Electoral Commission, that
he even will not permit a prayer to be offered
without asking unanimous consent. He Insists
upon having everything done as on Thursday,
February 1st. The Senators are not such stick
lers for form. They recognize the Inevitable
and undeniable fact that this Is not the first
dsy of February. They take the sensible
view of the questioned do not Jumble up their
journal by absurdly holding that this Is not the
7th ot xturuary. now nere is an illustration
of the way this ruling works. Tbe Legisla
tive appropriation bill passed the nouse of
Representatives on Saturday last, February
3d. Thla fact Is Indisputable, and yet under
the Speaker's rullngfthe Clerk of tbe House
certifies that It passed that body on February
1st. The bill went to the Senate on Tuesday
and that body makes It appear that It was re
ferred to the committee on Appopriatlons on
February 6th. Now see the effect. If the
Senate should take up and amend the bill be
fore the count of the e'ectral vote shall have
been completed, It will appear from tbe Sen
ate endorsement that It was returned on the
10th, 11th or 12th ss the case may be, while
the House will make It appear that It was re
ceived In that body on February 1st. And yet
the nouse Insists on the enforcement of that
Mr. Hewitt, of Alabama, Introduced a bill
to remove the political disabilities of George
D, Turner, of Alabama. When the petition
In the case was read It was found cot to be in
the proper form, and the result was an effec
tive objection to the bill. The House had
been In tbe habit of putting these bills
tnrougn, ss a maiwr oi course, on toe mere
statement of a member that a petition accom
psnled tbe bill, but an examination having
shown that the petitions, In msoy cases, were
not In the proper form, the Republicans have
got to be a little more particular, and they do
not propose that ex-rebels shall have their
disabilities removed unless they ask for the
amnesty In proper terms.
The tienate bill making appropriation for a
deficiency !n the Government printing office,
was reported back and an amendment was
added fixing the wages of printers In future
at tbe same ratea paid for work in the cities
of New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Mr. Conger opposed the amendment on the
ground that It was a blow to labor.
The Home then went Into the Committee
of the Whole on the deficiency appropriation
bill. The clause In relation to the prepara
tions of the digest of the rules was discussed
at length, and It was adopted substantially as
It came from tbe committee, which wss to re
quire the dlgust to be prepared hereafter by
too journal cierx oi tne uouse. inisis vir
tually an abandonment of tbe work so fa
miliarly known as Barclay's Digest, which
has been tbe standard authority for years.
Ever slnco 1871 the House has, by resolution,
paid Mr. Barclay ooe dollar on each of the
volumes purchased for the use of Congress,
amounting generally to $3,000 annually. Of
course In any new compilation tbe material
which Mr. Barclay has copyrighted, cannot
be made use of. Messrs. Hooker, Banks, Cox
and other gentlemen contended very strongly
vesterday that Barclay was still entitled to
they royalty on his book as compensation
for the labor he has expended on It. What
ever msy be the digest to be prepared hcreaf
ter, Barclay will be recognized as the stand
ard authority for years to come.
An amendment was offered and adopted ap-
iroprlatlng tbe sum of $37,015 to reimburse
ht 8 ig-inat-Armsforthatamountexpended
by him for the expense of Investigating com
mittees, and which wss to be In addition to the
sums heretofore appropriated. The fact that
this appropriation Is necessary, shows pretty
conclusively that the assertions of the Repub
licans so often made, that these Investigations
are to bo very expensive affairs, were strictly
correct. In order to deceive the people, the
icmocrauc majority maae ineso appropriations
by piece-meal, and before they get through
the sums used for this purpose, will aggregate
considerably above one hundred thousand dol
lars. Mr. Foster, a member of the Appro
priation Committee, predicted vesterday that
they would be obliged to make ft
further appropriation of $50,000 to
cover the expense. Although the Ser
grant at-A r ma bad advanced this $27,
0C0, there sre ft large number of war
rants lor me pay oi wiiDrtecs, o,, bum
hawked about the streets. Tbe holders need
the money. They cannot get It from tbe
Treasury without an appropriation, and so
they sell them at adtscountjas low sometimes
aa fiftT tenta on the dollar. While tho appro
priation was being discussed, Mr. Foster.
priaiiun waa oeing uibcubvtu, mr runsi.
whose head Is very level, created a good deal
or amusement by alluding to the fact that
Mr. Thompson had taken good care of his
Democratic friends from Ohio. The serjeant-at-arms
said Mr. Foster had Appointed ail the
regu'ar delegates to Democratic State conven
t'one lo positions as deputy eergeant-at-arms.
and Foster designated these gentlemen as
"respectable dead-beats." who were fat
tening upon the fees received tor serv
lug procesics for tbe Investigating com I
mlttees. This was pretty rough on a number of ,
peed fellows like Ike Hill. Gen, Steadman,
Donavlnand others who holdtheso appoint-
ments, but Flb er disclaimed any disrespect in
thus alluding to them. Mr. Bloufct, who we
don bt Ttrv much ever was able to annreclato
ft Joke,complalncd that Mr. roster was alwavs '
irjiug to rmiCUlC me ccuuuuiic cuuin ut mu
majority, which brought the very utting ana
pioper response from Foster, that he knew of ;
no more laughable subject than tbe economy
or the House of Representatives. Mr. Blount
was tco obtuse to see the point of that witti
cism . p
Mr. Hancock, of Texas, offered aa amend
ment to pay for several bundred claims rang
ing from five dollars to hundreds of dollars,
and amounting In the aggregate to nearly
half s. million dollars. 'Ihese sums are
nearly all claimed by citizens of the Terri
tories of the louthwifit and are for supplies
furnished the Government; for surveys of
public lands, Ac. They could not very well
stand on their own merits, and so It was
deemed advisable to tack them on to an ap
propriation bill. Tbe delegates from tbe
Territories being particularly interested in
them, they became very much excited when
some opposition wss made. Mr. Elkens of
New Mexico, or rather bis constituents roust
have a pretty big finger In tbe pie. If bis
eternal ;aalvatlon had depended upon It be
could not have urged tbe passage of the bill
more earnestly. He created a good deal of
amusement ny nis iranttc appeals v me
House to pats the claims for God's sake and
for Heaven's sake, A.C. In the mldat of It all
the House received the news of the decision
of tbe Electoral Tribunal on the Florida
esse and In the excitement and confusion that
followed the claims were Incorporated as
part of the bill. After this there wss Rule or
no business done, the Democratic majority
being utterly demoralized by the decision of
DUDLEY FIELD'S COMM1TEKE.
A Prolonged and Futile Inquiry Into The
The Committee on the Powers and Privileges
of the House met yesterday morning. All tbe
members were present, Including the venerable
Proctor Knott, and the new-born statesman and
returnlng-board-examlner, Mr. David Dudley
Field, of New York. After Inquiring Into the
eligibility of a Kansas and Michigan elector, and
finding everything su ff the committee re
sumeults trial of the unfortunate Louisiana re
turners, and the galaxy of attendant witnesses.
Tbe testimony brought forth yesterday
was; of an unimportant nature, being
nothing more than a continued renesn 'of stall
and nunitnsef which no more aflect the question
Bat It Is proper for David Dudley" Field and his
worthv confreres to have their little fan In har
assing to eathan uno Bending and dutiful re-
turning) board and In the absenae ol any law
preventing man's Inhumanity to man, or tne Im
prlsonment without crime ot American cltliens,
must continue at least until March 4th.
Heretofore three men have boen .kept
at work gat this office reading to two
reducing the 439 pages of testimony
received dally from tbe Committee on Powers
and Privileges, but the men are completely ex
hausted, and berealtrr tbe publication of their
misery will be discontinued. If there are any
readers of the RxronLicAN who are anxious to
know tbe dally doings of the Inquisitive old gen
tlemen on tho above named committee, they may
rrobably have an opportunity or doing so, be Tore
heir hair turns gray, when tbe ooe thousand pa.
ges or garbled testimony Is published 'ln official
In the meanwhile Mr. Knott and Mr. Flo Id
may go on with their fun. They may Uke
1 ather Wells home with them during the recess
of Congress and pnmp him from morning till
night, during tbe hot months. At any rale, the
Committee will receive no more gratuitous ad
vertising from the li Emu Lie aw until they de
velop some laevs vBrmjoi laeuuoii.
THE SENATE LOUISIANA COMMITTEE.
A Hatch of Returning Hoard Clerks n Wit
netaea They Know No thine of any Era
nrea or Changes In the Itetarna..
The Senate sub-Co mm! it ce on Lou'alana
met at ten o'clock, yesterday morning. John A.
Woodward, one of the clerks of the Ute returning
board, wss first examined. He testified that ho
was at work with Llttlenetd on the night or the
third of December, but did not see him make any
erasures) and be first heard of the transfer or
votes In Vernon parish, when he eame to
Washington. Tbe witness could not explain
tbe discrepancies between tbe electoral votes
Irem the report ef the supervisors or registration
and the returns of tbe State board of canvasssrs
In the Concordia, Nacbltoches and Vernon par
ishes, as he simply made the tabnlated state
menu from the copies returned. No one gave
witness any instructions to change returns.
T. W. Eaton another elerkuf tbe returning
board, was recalled, but knew nothing or any
erasures or changes made In the returns.
Judge Davla waa recalled and read from memo
randa slight discrepancies In the votea of several
parishes, between tbe returning board and that
made by tbe Democratic State Committee.
Wm.A.Oreen, tbe minute clerk or the return
ing board, was sworn next lie had not seen Lit
tltneld make any erasures, and had not heard or
changes In the returns nntll summoned before
tbe Morrison Committee.
Isadora McOonnack, another returning board
elerk, wis next examined and corroborated tbe
testimony of previous witnesses In reference to
Llttleneld's operations In tbe Board room, and
also In relation to tbe alteration and destruction
Of original papers testified to by Littleneld.
At 3 4ft P. M. the committee adjourned until 10
o'clock this morning.
SOUTH 0A1UL1NAS OOVEUNOR-j,
Judge Carpenter Render a Dedslou Ad
verse to Hoth Governors, Enjoining the
Slate Hank from Pnyhig Money on Treas
My Telegraph to the National Kepub lean.)
Columbia, S. C, Feb. 7. Judge Carpenter
has filed his decision In tbe case or Wm. H. Wai
Iace,apeakerof the Democratic house or repre
sentatives, et al , vs. the Carolina National
Diui, uiuii aiaio ucns)wiiva, .uu Jiu i-.
doia, claiming to be the Republican auto trees
urer, asking for an injunction restraining tbe
bank from paying any moneys upon checks
drawn by Caruoia as treasurer. Ihe court de-
ciucu drat, mat nj law tu vreaiurcr uiii
upon tbe duties or his office when the Incoming
governor is duty and legally Installed, and not
till than. Second, that the constitution of the
State and the statutes require tbe presence or
both bouses to. open and publish tbe returns for
fovernor snd fur his Installation. Third, that
be Mackcy house, in which Chamberlain was in
augurated, wss Illegal and revolutionary! that
its acts arenull and void, and that, therefore, no
legal publication or the returns had been made,
and no lawful Installation of governor had taken
place. An order was accordingly Issued to-day
restraining the state depositories irom paying
any moneys upon tbe checks of Cardoia, and
restraining that person from drawing any checks
as state treasurer until a final decree is Issued.
UOIMI TO HE HUSO.
Jotrnior Hedle Ignoring the Hill Drought
forward In the Intercuts of the Newark
Trentov, N . J., Feb, 7. The (lovernor has
taken no action on the hill so summarily passed
by the House jeiterdsy affecting the Newark
murderers. A number ol prominent gentle
men waited upon the Governor to-day In
opposition to the bill, and It Is said
that the Oovernor will icto tbe
bill but will not send It In to-day. It Is thought
tbat he will hold It five days, which time he has
It In blB power to do, aud at the expiration or
which period It will be too late to affect the Osch
wald and Ryan case should tbe bill be passed
over the Oovernor's veto There is mush Indig
nation felt at the attempt to change the law af
fecting tho murderers of an officer of the peace
NOW FOR OREGON I
THE LAW OF THE CASK I1Y AN OltEUON
A Clear and Comprehensive Statement of
the Facta Governor (trover Action in
Ulvlngav Certificate to Cronln Flagrantly
Mr. Editor! I have not yeMem In tho
columns of the RKrunLttAN, noriathoso of any
other Eastern newspaper, the question of the
Oregon Electors examined in tbe tight of the Uw$
tftht Statt of Oregon and a brief consideration
of the question from that standpoint may not
prove unprofitable. Bat first It may be necessary
to make a brief allusion to the provisions of the
Constitution of the United States cardinal prin
ciples, concerning the supreme authority, and
universal application or winen to me states,
there can be no difference of opinion between
Democrats and Republicans,
i. ioine primary election the President and
Mee President are elected by electors state
officers not the people. (Const. Art ll.Hcc.l.
2. These electors are aiDolnted breach State
"In inch manner as the Leirtslatnra thereof mav
direct." Hence a law or Congress may not Inter
fctewtth the manner of their selection, nor modify
a oin iin uiioo ina luiijcch
3. Tho voting of the electors ofa Stato Is ihe
Jlnlju4gmtnl ef a State, from which thero In no
appeal. They cannot withdraw the vote and cast
it again me ucxiuay or inanen mourn, lor mm
same or lor another candidate. Hence, upon the
honest counting of that vote as It was cist by the
electors under the forms cf the law of the State,
depends the voice of tbe stato in the choice or a
President and Vice President depends a Repub
lican form of Government. For
4. "The person having tbe greatest number of
votes for President shall bo President, if such
number be a majority of the whole number ap
pointed,1' It Is the obtaining of the msjurlty of the
votes or the electors, appointed In such man.
ner ss the state Legislature may pre
crlbe, that elects cither candidate, and
ft. Tbe object of counting the votes Is to
ascertain how the electors of the several Statei
voted, for tho purpose of learning what persons,
If any, hare a majority of those votes.
That these votes may be known, tho Constitu
tion prescribes lhattbq electors shall nuke dis
tinct lists of all perrons voted fjr as President,
and of all persons voted lor as Vice President,
and or tbe number or votes for each; which lists
they shall sign end certify, and transmit sealed
to the seat of government of the United States,
directed to the President of tbe Senate. Hut
the evidence necessary to
sivisrr Tnx frksidkkt or Tne skvate
or clher authority authorlied to count the vote,
that certain perrons who have signed a list purport.
Ingtobethe electoral vote or a State wt the
legal electors ofa Slate, Is In no wise Indkutet
by the Constitution. It Is ten to tho reasoitblo
discretion of such authority as circumstances
may from time to time demand. As tbe ap,nint
inent of electors is a Stale act, to be mai "in
such manner as the Legislature thereol im. pre
scribe. Thecountlngrofllceror uRicers munbo
fufded solely by Mate law as to who were el co
ed the Stato governing the entire matter, save
only the fixing the day on which tbe vote shall
be cast, up to tbe casting the vols.
Uchlodlbls Mate law they cannot go; but It Is
the plain duly to see that the laws of the several
States have been compile 1 with. If tbe Stale
has established a tribunal to determine Its own
matter of who are Its legal electors, and that tri
bunal has entered Its Judgment, that Judgment
Is final; otherwise the State would be denied Its
rleht to "appoint electors In tbe manner pre
scribed by the State Legislature."
Hut the Constitution only points out that these
electors shall certify lists to the Vice President.
and In ease this evidence does not seem to be
sufficient In Itseir, wbon disputed. It may be
necessary to examine other testimony to ascer
tain the Ident.ty of the electors as determined
by tbe proper tribunal of the State under tbe
operation ol its laws, and to learn how such
electors did vote.
In Louisiana and Florida It cannot be denied
that under the law ol the State, the tribunal
authorised to decide tbe question or tbe election
of the electors, decided In favor of certain persons
who afterwards gave their votes to Hayes and
No one can question that vote without denying
to those States the rlglit to "ap,oint elector" In
such manner as tbe Legislature luereor may
AS TO CREGOV,
It Is equally clear that the legally electe 1 elect
ors cist their votes fur Hayes and Wheeler.
Tho Governor feloniously In Its moral sense
Issued a certificate to Cronln, but by the law of
I'lruu mo ccruuvaiQ waa aa laiso aiuwouiii
hate been had noono within the State cast a vole
lor on j body. Evidence Is (requenily false. Hut
alalse certificate of what n Judgment was dues
not vltlato the Judgment Itself, ami an examina
tion of the Oregon law, In the luht of known
facts, will clearly show that that Stato elected
electors (,ln the manner prescribed by tbe L"gi.
laturo thereof," and t bat those electors cast their
votes for Hayes snd Wheehr.
Section lfl or article i or the ContltutIon or
Oregon says t
'Mn ail elections held by the people under this
Const li titloD, that ixraon or pi rnne whuahail r
ci'ito tba blctiist number of tutu thai I bt. ili
c artd duly elected. "
The Secretary or State, alone, must count the
vote. In the presence or the Oorernort but tho
(lovernor has no voice, and can only give testi
mony In case of a contest bcToro a court,
or Issue a certlficbte and pioe nmatlon in
accordance with the count naile 6y the
Vrrcsry, as will clearly appear from the
law) and when that vote ! bo couuted, by the
Secretsry, as will be seen by the abate conuitu.
tlonal provision, "the person or persons whi shsll
receive tbe highest numbcrof votes shall be de
clared duly elected."
This Is, thee, the returning board of the Statr,
and the Governor la no where authorised to re
vise Its decision. Should tbeCommluionautlitr.
Ited to count the vote do so. In collusion with tho
Uevernor.lt would be denyin to Oregon "tho
appointment of electors In such manner as the
Legislature may direct."
lo make this point more clear, If It be neoded,
we quote again from the statute of Oregon
tectlonttu. "1 ho voice for the elector shell be
glveo, rcnlvrd, returned and ctinrasrd at the
atne pn given returned and canvatMtl for mcm.
Uretif Co gre$e, The necretary of siite snail
me Ilayieihctors hare, unsigned by Hit Mover
Dor. BOCII HlU ihall ba Bl-nptl hrihit Uavrnmr
andeecrttaiy, and by the Tatter delivered lo tin
college of i lector at tbe hour of tin Ir meeting on
iuvii uivi i. tu.im.j ui wvwuLr. '
Uupaye&TJt "And It aball be the duty of tbe
Secretary or Bltte. inthoprncnceor llxiGou nmr
(tint tin-Governor lias s voice to procied w It bin
tblrly days after the election, and oonir IT the
return he all received, to cam at the totce for
mnbr of ConyreM au1 the
ttevernor nhall graMa rertltwatP to the prm
kmilug the kighiet number f rf'et,
The law follows by fixing tbe punishment of
Judge of Election, County Ulcrk, Secretary or
other person who shall neglect to obey and com.
ply with tbe duties require! of them, and then lor
the purpose of definitely preventing; just such
an actasUrover has been guilty or, adds (page
'ln all elections la this Slate the person liuvliig
the hlyhest nu in Iter of oies fur any oflke thai! he
fit tint t (letted. "
lUns, without a cert 1 11 cat' from th f tovrru ir.
proof traltue rtcrrtary f Htate'a count or tne
totegheaa pfrsou the liljthtat number, undvrtlilt
cTaueof the statute Is a certificate, for by law ho
Is Ntwted elected."
Thus it Is equally clear tbat no one can he olect
ed In Oregon who does not get
"THS KIOHK8T Ml'MDEn OS VOTK8.'
and tbe claim that a vote cast for an unqualific 1
Jierson la not a vote In law, and that the next man
s entitled to the place, Is silenced by the'law or
Oregon which plainly statesthat In such caio
Tataucy ia ereaicu,
Onuasci76l "Everv niBce thai I Writ m a. jut
on inuoccurreucuui oi
btloielhe exulrailmi o
from I loSInLluslrutnuniiratcs arloucnim, an
atnui, fie. J
"7. riideclsIonofacompetiiittrhiinaI, declar
ing wfu Ms election or a ptoln latent. '
It Is thus clear Uat Dr. Watts, having receive.!
a majority of 1,101 votes over :e. a Crouln,
as declared by a Democratic Secretary, was
legally elected, and by the law, without a ter
tlncate. Is ''deemed elected," and tocrea.e a va
cancy he must either resign, or It be aJjudged by
a competent tribunal that his elocilon was void.
Hut in no case does the nextman have any e'alms
to the office under the law, Oovernor (1 rover
could, with equal propriety, have appointed U
the electoi a without an election.
There Is nothing clearer than that If a person
does not rccehe the highest number or volts, he
Is not, under the laws of Oregon, elected to any
Any Interested person could have applied to a
'com petent tribunal' and obtained a Judgment
"declaring YOld bis (Watts') election or appoint
ment, which, by the law, would hare created M
II U rover was that competent tribunal, his au
thority only extended to that declaration vrhkli
created a vacancy.
Rut Dr. Watts resigned, and the electors filled
the vacancy as prescribed by law.
Oi) paiEetirtorlhetUiilavdktalilltS (prliit-d i70l
Ihe thctora of l'reld nt and lie 1'rn.l.lent
thill routine at the teat of KOtiruiiUMit on tlieOrst
WtilnitdHyof DcrtiulMr, next, after their eltt
Hon, at Ihvliourof tmlrrof thcilock al iiOdii "f
that day, an I if there khall to any vtiremy In the
oltUofuii lienor, oeratlomd by diatli, rfunt
to net, in elect lo attend, or other win, tho licit ra
pribciiltliall Immediately mil. by rirn voce an I
plurality of ton, uili vacancy hi tho ekiioral
.ollitc, and when all ihu ikttora ihatlappiMr, cr
tin aianclis, If any. khall hf hem BIIkI aa
alum prul led, ucl uevlors shall pi xt.d lo pcr-
foiinthedntlisrerinlrcd ofthem bythe constitu
tion and law ot the United States.'
"Each State shall appoint" Its elector! "In such
manner ss the Legislature thereor may direct ;"
Tbe Legislature ol Louisiana has "directed" a
Relnrning Hoard aa a prominent feature in the
manner of appointing Its electors, and has made
the Judo-ment of that board final. Tbe same Is
true of 1 lorlda. and in Oregon of the Secretary
of States canvass or the vole, unlets oerrulel
by tbe courts prior to the expiration ot the office.
These States, themselves, could not now open
that judgment much less can tbe Orand Com
wishoti en vollt or tub ttoiSLATrnM
In Disking such lawst The character or the
men whocorase the canvassing boards, and the
animus ol their official acts, are matters as far
beyond tbe right of the Orand Commission to
pais niKin as It would be for them to Inquire
k uciiicr iivi Tiu'ir muivutu ivnn ivi uiuii.i
Hayes, and why he did so. If he did.
The Stale or New Jersey having gone Demo
cratle and the rote having been so record oil by Its
returning board, hud the Governor have issue 1
ecrtliicatfs to the Haves electors, every Demo
crat in America could see that tbe canvass or the
vme and the record of the elected and defeated
of the State, constituted the Judgment or the
Stato as to Its electors, up to whlcu tho Orand
Ciinmlsslon should, and behind which they
should not got and that tho Oovernor s certifi
cate would be as raise as drover's Is
The Governor's certificate to an elector, like a
clerk's certificate ol what a Judgment is, is but
prima fecta cvldenco of whatAa tttn dtetdtd;
ilerks inako mistakes, and Governors some
Nor docs It by any means follow that became
tho Commission can, and will, go behind, and
fi'Attgh Uroiere false ccrllttcate, that tht'tfore
Jl should, or can, lawfully set aside the declared
result or the Returning Hoards of I lorlda and
Indiana One la tho certificate only or an ex
ecutive officer, of a fact lound aud declared by
another tribunal; the other is the solemn, final,
and legally authorised determination of tneatf
it ir If, in the manner ordAlned by the Constitu
tion of the United Siatts
Jasper w, Johhsok.
THF OREGON FRAUD.
A Member of the National Democratic Com
mittee ou the Stand.
The Senate Committee. Investigating tbe
Oregon electoral case, examined yesterday morn
ing Dr. GeorgoW. Miller, of Omaha, Neb, a
ember of the National Democratic Committee.
He testified that W. T. Pclton, ol New York,
telegraphed him to go to Oregon to look after the
Interest or tbe Democrats In connection with the
Watts case. Witness sent J. H. V. Patrick, and
tuld hlui tbat bis exptnses would be paid from
headquarters, witness was told by Patrick af
ter bis return Irom Oregon that a law
firm had been retained on the part of the
Democrats to argue airalnst tbe Issuing or a certi
ficate of election of Wa ts. Wltntss thinks Pat
t.c& told him that one member of the firm retained
was connected with the Ortgonien, a dally piper
published at Portland, Oregon. Witness does not
know ot tho Illegitimate use of money In connec
tion with the Oregon case.be was not called upon
to assist In collecting money to pay tbe expenses
of tbe Democrats In connection with the Oregon
Senator Kerney Introduced the following tele
graph dispatches In evidence t
Nkw Ticikh, Noreioberlth.
Hon. John It, Ultchl', or 11. W.KcuU, Portland,
Wf an now absolnuly certain of U votes fur
Hayei, If uiegon U uCl, and 1 lldcn la sure of the
ret. t in ou certainly defeat all Dtmo-ralte at
t rapt by fraud, faUs count log or brtoery tu cap
ture itr AutWLr when sure. Z, CUanhlsh.
PnnTLAND, Nov, It, TO.
Hon. John 11. Mltelisll, Palace Hotel, ban Fran-
1 ntnocratselalm Watts Inel'rlble.bolnvnostmas
trr at lime of tlcctlon. llu lus now retlruedand
reilnatlonacepUd. Vote not bclngcauvaaml yet,
he will undoubtedly all right. Inctcnlortiecrt
tary of tttalr rrfoitnarto rUl ct.rilacaie to Watts,
and rcrognldng Dr nine rat hating next hlaii-Gt
vntr. taitmlfht odUtell will ran -e torCOKnlr.
and will appoiut YNatUMMif tky v. Hive you
any good hews t ""itu
.TaIhi 11. Mlirhollt
VHiboiit unjruu Hayei rtcfrated. Do not be
dcfraiiUid. It at ten returns, Aiisw, r.
NKW OBK, NOV.S.
Hon. Jolinll.Mllihclli , L ,
itetiirnnelicLllayceBure ltli Oregon, which Is
I .ui I. m nan III. I u I in iik t vlillanrL.
W. E. ClIADLkB.
San Francisco, Nov, 9.
Hon J, II. MltcfaO. Portland, Urt-gun.
liajitlxltitedV imgon ti certain, get reiurna
naaotm aiiHtwlliIc and announce remit, mkespv
i tal airanKenienstaraln! fraud which will be at
Uiiipttd, watch t ery precinct, n er.
A. A. UAnaiHT.
POUT LAND, OnXUAN, Nov. S.
Hon. 7, Chandler, New iork.
Mire in, rar for Oregon. ltU absolutely ertatn
for Hayes sC't Vv holer. Our majority at kail Hmu.
Erjy frttautlon baa been tafcn num the lint
ma I lift trand. Dtinucraiaconcide the i lection has
l iu fair, and nlmlt publicly that we hvc State
liy at lcat euo. Our anxiety la not for Orcjcon bat
other Matca, give me the latest reliable Information.
John 11, AliTiilaxL.
LAROE RAILROAD bVIT.
A Chm) InvohlugTeu Millions of Dollar.
Cliy Telegraph to tho National Kt publican, j
Lawrfnce, Kb., Feb. 7. About six months
ago Jndge Pcndry, of Leavenworth, brought
suites an In Termer In tbe name of the United
States, sgalnsttbe Kansas Pacific Railroad Cora-
r any for ten million dollars (or alleged fraudu.
ent claims aglnst tbeUovernment. Judge Fos
ter, of tbe United States District Court, has ust
decided these rases In favor of the railroad com
pany, on dcraurers to a petition.
A Corner Crowd llroken Up.
For days and weeks past It has been the habit
ofa number of half grown boys and young men or
nil shades and colors to congregate at the corner
or 1) and Four snd s-Half streets, southwest, and
behave In a very disorderly manner, not hesitat
ing to Insult females passing tbat way. Upon
several occasions they have defied tbe police.
I-sst evening they became more boisterous than
usual, and otficor Helftuulh, of tbe ilrst precinct,
pounced upon them and arrested one of their
number, llenlamln Rursess. colored, and locked
him np In the station bouse for a hearing before
juuge ducii inn morning.
Prof. Jacob Hazely, the celebrated African
lecturer, will deliver a lecture at Howard's Uni
versity, at six o'clock this evening, on tbe "Com
merclal resources of Africa.'
Xjouis r, iJissiter delivered a very eloquent
aud interesting lecture last evening at the Con
gregational Church, on "The Statesmen of tbe
Another Defaulting Fiduciary,
New York, Feb. 7. A despatch irom Hart
ford sajs the failure is reported of M. R. Hraxos,
agent and treasurer of the New York towing and
freight line company. His liabilities are 117,00J,
and it N alleged that he Is snort in his accounts
of o er .o,Oi o The company will meet all of the
bills, Itroios snstatnednlB losses through real
estate and other speculations.
Hill to Amend New urk Election Law.
I I'y Telegraph totne Natlmal Itc publican,
New York, Feb. 7. A bill was Introduced In
the Assembly to-day to amend tbe revised statutes
retathe to the election or Presidential electors.
It pro Ides Tor tbe election of two electors at
large on a general ticket and for ono elector from
each Congressional district.
The 1UI Heller Fund.
Boston, Feb, 7, The following card Is
published to-day: ! am glad to announce totho
Christian public that contributions for the family
ol Mr. P. P. miss have been so liberal that, with
the addition or what he leit, they are well pro,
ided ror, and collections should now ceAse.
(Signed) D. L.Moom,"
Intermarriage ol Races,
New York, Feb. 7 A Newport (R. I.) de
ipatchsaji: Ihe bill topermlttb Intermarriage
of whites snd blacks came up yesterday for con
alderstlonln the House ol Itepreseniatlves, and
was again passed; 37 voting ror, and iM against U.
Life Lengthened by a Writ of Error.
Trenton, N. J., Feb. 7. The Gdvernor has
reprieved Ryan and Oschwotd, who were sen
tenced on the vth Inst , until the 15th Inst. This
was done to gh e an opportunity to hare tbe whole
case opemd lor review on a writ of error.
TniHToH, N. J., Feb 7 In the senate to-dsy
a bill lassed to repeal all commissions created
In municipal goirnmcnts, and to ghe the minor
ity a representation In all boards lor the govern.
mint ol cities. Ihe Joint meeting was held, hut
did nothing but adjourn until Tuesday.
Imprltonuicnt fur Life
PiTTsritat, Mass , ebruary T. Ohns. Woo. I,
tried for the murder f Mrs. Haiard, was found
guilty ol murder In tho second degree and was
sentenced to imprisonment for life.
ACROSS THE OCEAN.
(1CEEN YICTOItlA'H SPEECH AT TUB
OPENING OF FAltLIAMEXT
Will Contain Full Review of the Eastern
Quealfon and England's Part Therein
The Dlamlaaat of Mldliat ranha Will
Work no Change In the PeUcy of tho
London, Feb. 7. The Tmt In Its leading
elltorlat sayst "We may be 'sure tbe Queen's
speech will be more than usually guarded. Its
references to the Eastern question will bo brlel as
jiosslble, and almost exclusively of a historical
character. The Uueen will express the satis
faction with which she Joined the allies In pro
curing an armistice. She will accord to Lord
Salisbury the need or welt merited praise, sad
will express the deepest regret that the Porto do
cllned proposals which were not prejudi
cial to tbe interests or Turkey, and
which would have restored peace to
Europe. HerMajesty will state tbat she has
withdrawn her ambassador as a mark of high
dissatisfaction, Tbe speech would naturally gone
onto express a hope that tbe Suttan would
spontaneously agree to a term of peace with Ser
.via and Montenegro, such as could be sanctioned
by all tho powers, and introduce reforms Into the
disturbed provinces which would make further
Interference neither necessary or Justifiable. The
events or this week, however, hare necessarily
modified the concluding phrases relative to the
Last rn quest'oa. Without speclilly
reterring to tbe late of AUdnat
Pasha, the s, eech will epress
tl e hope th it what has happened will prove favor
able to co .dilatory counsels and tbe res ora ioi ol
dlilomailc Intercourse, but nothlnr witi la said
as to the course ol the future. aortkakrcooO s elr;
cular win not bo mentioned unless it has been al
realy ottelslly com ro undated totheOovernment.
1 he other subjects touched upon In the speech,
will be the Uelhl proclamation. The Indian
famine an I tbe A ft lean tronblcsand various bills
of purely Internal Interest which were lets over
frcm the last session will be enume
rated as again to be brought forward.
The Timer, however, remarks that "Every one
must feel douitiul wbeiiitr these dry-bones can
lire. There are so many chance and accidents In
sure tbat tl e hopes ol the most sanguine cannon
be high. It Is believed that discreet silence will
best become the character of tbe Licbequer. Tho
usual paragraph concerning the economy and
efficiency in framing tbe estimates will therefore
possibly be missing,"
(Juration for the Consideration of parlia
ment. London, Feb. 7. At the opening of Par
liament to-morrow two blue books will be laid on
the tables of the Houses, one containing the pa
IcrsoMLe Eastern question to the assembling
of tbe Conference, and the other Including the
Ctnferjnceiroceedlnzs. Copies of the first vol
ume for distribution to members of Parliament
and the press will not be ready until Friday,
and the second volume next week. Debate on
the question will probably begin after the distri
bution oflhe second volume. Agensral Impres
sion prevails tbat the opposition will not make a
direct attack on the Our. Eastern policy, even
tbe liberal organs admitting It to be Impossible
to do so succcssshilly In the face or c.rcumsiane:i
Rumors, I owever, are circulating In liberal cir
cles tl grave differences between tbe Marquis of
Salisbury and his colleagues and tbe prutiablo
resignation of Lord Salisbury.
Tuese reports aisert that Earls Beacon field
and Derby are not only pleased by tbe Marquis
orsallsbury's failure, but they largely contribu
ted to it through tbe instrumentality of Sir Hen
ry Elliott, tbe Hrltlsh Ambassador at Constanti
nople, The rumors of differences of opinion are doubt
less well founded, as the proceedings of the Con
ference show that Lord Salisbury's speeehes went
far beyond the views ot Earls Deacon held and
Derby. With this exception tbe reports In circa,
let Ion are probably mere Inferences.
Mldliat Pas ha 'a Dlsinlaaal Will Not Occit
alon Any Change of Government Policy
The Reasons of Ills Downfall.
Ne w YonK, Feb. 7. The dismissal of Mid
hat Pasha does not Imply a change In Turkey's
foreign or Internal policy. Her present foreign
policy will not only be malntalned,but will be pur
sued with great firmness. An official statement Is
published declaring tbat Midhat Pasba was
exiled because he was Inclined to a course con
trary to the spirit of the constitution, ills action
Indicated that absolute power, which had been
abandoned by tbe Saltan, would be exercised by
others. Some Individuals had formed plans
against tbe Sultans prerogatives, and against
public tranquility, Midhat did nothing to epposu
The Levant Herald reports that Midhat Pasba,
on being showeddocumeuti produced In evidence
against him declared he was tne victim ofa
lteuter telegram from Cairo says omelal des.
patches have beau communicated to the Hrltlsh
representation, announcing tbat the Abyssinian
Envoy has safely returned borne.
The Illegal detention otbls envoy by tbe
Khedive had ten regarded as likely to causes
renewal of war between Abyssinian and Egypt,
A Ministerial Crlale Deported Unavoidable.
.Vienna, Feb. 7 Tbe ministerial crisis which
has been lingering since the opening of negotia
tions on the bank question has now become acute.
Ihe demands of Hungary and Austria regarding
the constitution or the board of directors of tho
bank sre Irrcconclleable. Tbe former demanding
equal reireseotatlen, while Austria demanded
nearly two-thirds of the number of the directors:
negotiations, therefore, are broken on. The Hun
garian ministers hare left for Pesth. Having, le
Is stated, tendered their resignations. Even It
their resignations were accepted it Is unlikely
tbat any other ministerial combination can be
made at this time to carry through the Hinga
rlan Parliament, the bank bill projected by the
Austrian ministry, while dessolutlon would make
matters worse Instead of better.
Ihe Cost of UnIou and Liberty In Europe.
Bt. pETERSnnBo , Feb. 7. All but three or
the students who, on the 18th of December (St.
Nicholas Day), during service In the Cathedral
of Kasan, made a demonstration and unfurled
red Sag bearing the inscription, ''Union and
Liberty," have been sentenced to penal servitude
or transportation. Tbe participators In this
demonstration were eleven women and twenty
JtAILHOAD I1UM1 FOIlOjTJtS.
Mholesale Arrest and Conviction In New
lork of JinpecunlouaGeiilu.
Ky Telegraph to ilia National Republican.
New York, Feb. 7, JohnThomas,arnem
ber or a gang or forgers who operated exten
sively en bonds or the New York Central,
New York u Lrle and RulTalo railroads,
In 1873, was arraigned In the Court
or Oencral Sessions to-day. He pleaded
guilty to forgery in the third degree, and was re
manded for sentence. Among his confederates
were Walter Ralston, Roberta, Chas. J. Williams
and Robt.oieason, All or these are now in tho
clutches or the law, either awaiting trial or iu
CENTRAL B, R OF NEW JERSEY.
Heport oftheCominlwIim Appointed to six
amine Its financial Standing.
(Ily Ttleo-raDh to the National ltepubllcen.)
Nkw Yokk, February 7. The Commission ap
jolnted to examine the books of the .Central R.
II. or New Jersey, reported this afternoon as fol
The floating debt or the Company on Jan iry
1st, was 2,M3,coo dollars. The Company was en
dorsers cf bills or the Lackawanna and Western
C al Company amounting to 1,1H,ooj. Indebed
ness or the two Companies Is secured by the use
of t.17,ooo of blanket mortgago bonds and ,
Oto Wllkesbare Coal bonds.
Tbe coal company Is Indebted to the railroad
company In ai.tjjo.ooo on account ofrrelgbt ami
earnings. Tbe total amount subscribed thus far
on the new loau, is 11,100,000. The meeting ad
journed subject to a call of the chair.
Col. Jobn o'Mahony, tbe Fenian leader in New
York, died last night,
John H. Murray and Alfred Smith, alias Leon,
who were Indicted ror cruelty tochildrenlnthe
case of the youthful acrobats of Murray's circus,
not appearing in court In fPougbkeepsl '
yesterday morning when tailed
were declared forfeited.
Yesterday a fire occurre
Pa, at an early hour in
inga loss or about sjo,
Hlldretb fc Co.'s store.
IVss, which Is suppos'
Incendiary, mostly c