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WASHINGTON. D. O., WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1877.
MB ll c pub 1 1 ran.
- DHMOCJIAT1C WAKE OTEB A DEAD
In Order that b rublle May be Enlight
ened (?) the Borrowing Btateeimen of the
J Dcvotrtty Kxplaln the Frauds of the
DaUot-Tiox Mr, Farman, of Florid,
Strikes Donansa, and Joint a, Mow Politi
The Senile got Sown 'to business yesterdty
tin at 13 o clock. Among: the petitions
presented were eereral to amend the patent
lawt; one to amend the bankrupt act, one
from Massachusetts asklog that the Constl
tntlon be ao amended as to Incorporate some
thing akin to the electoral bill In thstlnttra
Blent, (the people of the Old Bay State are
evidently pleated with the operations of that
act,) and one for a line of navigation from
the Mississippi river to the Atlantic aea board
by the way of the great lakes.
A resolution was adopted so amending the
rales ss to provide that dating the coont or
the electoral vote each calendar day ahall be
regarded as a legislative day. The resolu
tion, which was concurrent, was subsequently
sent to the House, and was adoptod.by that
The Ilouse bill to remove the political dls-
auuiucs oi ncuocn Liavis, 01 Mississippi, was
taken np and passed.
The subject of the arrcit of Coxiud M.
Joidik, the New York bank cashier, who
wss declared to bo In contempt for refusing
to appear before the Committee on l'rlvlleges
snd Elections, with the bsnk account of Gov.
Tilseh, Arnuu 8. IUwitt and Col. I'sxTox,
was then tskeu ud. and alte. discussion, his
,i arrest was orderel. The object of getting
this testimony is to show what use was made
of the monev In Oreeon. Mr. Kersis be
came venr Indignant at tho mere suggestion
that the Mew York Democracy had made a
a corrupt uso of money to secure the vote of
that fsr off Pacific Btate, anl as Stmton
were wandering oil Into the merits
of the case, i Mr. Alcorx, of Mississippi,
brought them back by calling attention to
the fact, that the merits of the case
were not up yst," but that It was only a ques
tion whether Mr. Jordsn should be brought
here to enawer for contempt. Mr. Kellt en
tered into in elsborate defense or the honesty
of the Oregon Democracy, who had used
money lor no other than the most perfectly
legitimate purpose. And he has at last In
formed an anxious country why It wss that
3.000 waa paid to Cronln. This now distin
guished Oregonlsn had a vast amount or law
business to attend to, and In order to bring
him here It waa neeessary that he should have
t3,00O, ud so It waa all charged up to law
yer's fees. Fretty expensive business that,
paying so large an amount of money to pull
)ust one distinguished nose to Washington.
When Mr. Jordan Is brought here by a deputy
sergesnt-at-armt we expect to hear more
aae of JlepMM.tatWM
Null Bdkx and Tom Fzttit had the floor
for two hoars la the House of llepresentstlves
yesterdsy, and In all that time were neither
called to order nor Interrupted once. They
Informed the llouse'and the country officially
of Ihe transactions of the representatives
f the American people alnee Thursday, Feb.
1st, as they were recorded lnpoetlo and roman
tic language by the brilliant pen of Usbbt
Bhitd, the Journal clerk. And what grand
result wss brought about by the readlogof
, this Journal I Grace; was free again I The
Chaplain was enabled to offer prayer for the
alnlul souls Ihst dally assemble in that hall,
wlthoutilrBt obtaining unanimous consent to
do so. It Is Jonly after an escape .front great
danger that the fullness 'of the peril Is real
lied. Whit an escape I Since the 1st
4dsy of February prayer haa been al
most fettered, as we msy ssr.becsuse tt was
I In the power of any of the three hundred Rep-
' BBBBl r.itfntKllv.. .ml ri.liw.f.. tn tnnralA tC
chsplaln any day by a tlnglo objection. Of
course everybody underatanda that a man
would have to be moved and instigated by the
devil to mike such an objection, and there
fore the greater was the danger and more
fortunate the escape, because there are dally
Tldencee that many of our legislators, (and
'especially those of the Democratic persuasion)
are moved and Instigated by the devil In some
direction or other. But the danger Is psst,
snd we breathe freely again.
The SruKEiC appointed several conference
. committees A Isrge amount of miscellaneous
business wss transacted, but which was
not of gensrsl public Interest, and then
the House: took ud a dead Issue wreitted
for several precious hours oer the carcase of
the Florida election. All of the life and soul
that waa in that election waa disposed of on
essj j iuuubj uj mo auopiion oi toe report or tne
NorJfts)' Electoral Tribunal, ind counting the votes
necessity for Mr. Ilorxixs to haul up the
corpse yesterdsy again. But he did sola
spite of the fact that butseventeendayaofthe
ivhu xciuam ; mat toe .electoral votes oi
twenty-four Statea are yet to be disposed of,
and that only one of the great appropriation
bills his become i law. IVe suppose the
- House will to-day go through the fane of
adopting the resolution declaring that the
Tilsxm tlettors are elected In UorUa. Mr.
. IIomiNS, of the Special Committee on
Florida Affairs, led off In the discussion.
Ma. DusaiLL, of Mlnnessota, followed on
the minority side. As they were tslking
of a desd Issue, their speeches excited no In
terest, and the whole subject would not hsve
been worthy of a comment, but for the fact
that It brought to the surfsce a traitor to the
Some two weeks ago It was whispered about
In Democratlo clrclutlhat Mr. W. J. Pcnitur,
the Republican representative from Florida,
Intended to make a speech denunciatory of the
Republican party in his State, anl claiming
that ltapeadeia had cheated Mr. Tildss out of
the four electoral votes. The Republicans
paid little heed to the report at the time,
for they could not believe that they had
lh their ranks an individual who
would 'he to perfidious. Especially wero
they Indisposed to believe this orPunuix, for
they had stood by him manfully In a trying
time when a committee of the Ilouse waa In
vestigating a charge that he had aold a eadet
shlp, and another that he had, by hla lnllnenee
as a leglslstor, for a consideration, secured
the appointment of live oak timber agent In
Hot Id a. They knew that Fcruih waa a
weak titter, but they did not belle to he waa
perfidious. They did, it Is true, remember
tint when he attempted to defend himself
from the charges referred to, on the
floor of the House lsst session, he
amused his facs and disgusted his
friends by his silly speech, abounding with the
sickliest egotism; but they supposed that he
would remember that his Republican friends
threw the mantle of chanty over his Intel
ltctuel weakness. And ss days and weeks
wort on snd l'l'imix did not mike his speech
when the Florida election wat a mooted Issue
and an unsettled question, they came to
the conclusion that the Democrats had In.
jlulged In one of their chronic slus and lied
about him. They did not even auspect him
when he dodged the vote on both Kile's and
Finn's resolutions on Monday; for the lleeonl
showa that ho did not vote at all But
tliey did suspect him when he roso to
'read a written speech yesterday.
They auspected at once, becauso as toon at
ho wss recognised by the chslr,all the leading
Democrats took a particular Interest In him.
Mr. HorKlM, o( Pennsylvania, took a eeat
right In front of blm, as If to encourage him.
llfcwltt moved from bis seat Into thenrealn
front of the clerk's deift. Cox teited himself
en a table within ilx feet of blm. Bev. Doug
last, Clymer, Blackburn, Reagan, ltobblut,
Faulkner, Buckner, Caulueld snd other prom.
Itrnt Democrats gathered around him.
And then I'oumin. like his prototype of
, Bream's day, "opened his mouth snl tpdke,"
but lis first utterance could not hare
leiu well relished by the Democratic
leaders who were eoaehlng and encouraging
him. Launching out In true aophomorte
style, he pronounced a most glowing eulotry
upon the carpet-baggera who, tie aakl, had by
their t fforta rehabilitated the South after the
war. Well, we know of no one who can mora
correctly tpeak of the carpet-baggers, for ha
Is one of the truest type. According to his
blogrsphy, furnished by himself for the Con
trrettlonal Directory, he first saw the light la
Pennsylvania, (how proud that grand old Re
publican commonwealth will be of him.) la
18-10, and enlisted aa a private In 1801,
ihedoee not say particularly what he waa
olng In the meantime) but It does not appear
that he ever saw service, for according to
himself he was ssslgned to duty In the War
department until be waa transferred to Flor.
Ida In 1803, (after the war,) where he haa re
mained ever since, feeding at the publlo crib
and accepting office at the bands ol Republi
Well, after euologtzln.? the euroUbasxtn
and etHl claiming to be an honest Republican,
(always tijlng to Impress that upon his hear
ent) Mr. Tubman declare that the rote of
Florida In the last election vat given
to Mr. Tilden. and he denounces the
members of the Ketnrnlne Boards knaves and
scoundrels. At this late day he proposes to
have knowledge of frauds. Why did he not
expose in cm uciore i ioes ue suppose any
man will believe him now, or give htm any
credit for sincerity I The very Democrats
who applauded him yesterday know too well
mat 110 is not sincere, mat ne Knows no-aing
about frauds In the State. If he did. why
wait until the eleventh hour to make the
charge ! In the face of all these facts, can
rvRMix blame people for believing that he
htd an unworthy motive la doing
this thing! lie claims to have been
elected to the next Congress, and his seat Is
contested, lie knows that the next House
will be close, with the possibilities tn favor of
a small Democratlo majority. Has he sold
his manhood In the hope of securing a favora
ble decision In his claim for the seat I Bat he
must remember that the Republicans will be
a power In the next House, and if he knows
an thing of the past of theJKepubllcan part,
he must know that they would rather seat an
honest, square-out Democrat than a recreant,
And how was the epeeeh received I
There was applause once or twice, bat
the appearance waa for the baseless assertions
that were uttered, and not for the traitor who
uttered them. And when be sat down but
one or two Democrats offered him their hands
in congratulation, while the Republicans
shrank away from him, acd five minutes after
wards he skulked from the House. And the
air did not seem so heavy when he waa gone.
The question was then further discussed,
and after some miscellaneous business the
House took a recess till ten o'clock to-day.
EAE D'EXrASTS COSTUME.
LoTtly little OntM t MarlolV-BrillUnt
AtMmblac of Fond IraU Fancy Daca
ntl Mill More Tmnrj Cotnia--Oar Fa
tar liellce and Beans.
For several weeks the parents of Professor
Mertms pupils have been busy preparing the lit
tle ones for the grand anneal Bat Cmbam which
took plaee last evenlag. and no doubt a aamber
ol mothers have looked forward with more or leas
anxiety In regard to the deportment of their dar
lings on this occasion, which Is sec
ond only to the great May ball. Those
who had Isars to allay, however had them
soondlrpelledsithe programme progressed, fir
all the faney dances were rendered too perfection,
and the eondeet vS each and every little Master
and Mill was sineh as to elicit frequent favorable
comments and applaaiea from the large number
of spectators present. The programme or
was conducted by the Professor In person. The
line of march was formed In the lower hall, and
shortly after eight the gay little company, head
ed by Idttle Johnny Ualdwln, and U pdUsNao
ml Thompson, proceeded to the dancing
saloon, where, after a number of
erolatlons snd a quftdtille.the following fancy
dances were performed t Highland Fling, His
Annie Thompson! Smolensk!, Misses Mamie En
twlitle and Mamie Joyce; Itepe Dance, Mus
Annie Pralle; Oachnea, Miss Carrie McCollam;
Stresphey, Master Alex. 3, Merchant and Miss
Rattle Knapp; Sailor's Hornpipe, Master Ernest
Thompson; 1 Bolero,MIss Annie Pralle; Zlnga
relhi, Master Alex. Merchant and Mis Mamie
Latbrop; L..ManoU,Mlu Kettle Shafer;Mrt.
McQowan's Reel, Miss Mamie Entwlstle; Sailor's
Hornpipe, Matter Harry Leonard; Irun Lilt,
Master Alex. Merchant and Miss Uattle Knapp.
were very rich and tasteful. Probably the one
which attracted the most attention was "Utile
Man J," the beaetilnl little two-year-old daughter
of Mrs. S. Merchant. She was attired In span,
gled tarlatan, with Tlcharoswrain sash aadsll.
ver wings. She represented toe Angel" Valen
tine, ana herdeneiDgts remarkable lor one of her
age. Little Je tinny liald win looked very cute as
a "gentleman of the olden time tn a cranberry
colored satin knee breeches and dress coat, with
frill and wig. Mamie Entwlstle wore an elegant
dresa; her character was Uary, Mary, quits
contrary.' Mattle Khafer made a very pretty
"Folly." Marlon Evans, the handsome daugh
ter of the Professor's assistant, represented "Ut
iles ef the Valley.' Miss Uarrls McCallum
looked the picture of Innocenea," all hough mil
or ran. Miss Julia Averlll, the little dt&agbter
ol Mr. Oscar ATenll,whoisamost perfect blonde,
the char mlngdaaBbtrrorseaatorMluhcU,repre.
sented a graceful 'Shepherdess.'
Among others equally deserving or special
mentlcn were Qenle Wilson, SprUg; Emma
Camer, Erenlng .start lUo Pearson, OrecUn
Prlnceas; Marian Thompson and Mead Uoblaeon,
1 Irons and UirofU; Qertle Thompson,
Maud Mailer; Mamie Lathrep, Zingarella;
Annie Pralle, Fairy; May Olsgeit, Viewer
Clneeni Era woodward, SpantthPMsanti Mary
II. lie El bone, Fsirqulta, (In Oirofle O Irons);
Kcbt cca McLlhone.Uargneriu (In Faost): Alio
Jlurdette, Sleigh HelUi Edith Elliott. Flower
(llrlt Mollle bmltn. Folly; Maggie llsldwln,
Winter: May Dell, Spanlin Lady; Jnamle Jovce,
PotUh Princeis; Jennie Entwlstfe, Autumn; Hat
tie Knapp, America; Annie Thompson, Scotch
Lassie; INaoml Thompson, Haiartaa IiroomOlrl;
Jessie Joyce, Tamborlne Ulrlt Jessie Owen,
Nig at : Lmma Pralle. Uttle Red K Idler Hood;
Irene noble, Uneen of Hearts; Empsey Mil burn.
Rosebud. The gallants were represented by
Alexanders, Merchant, Prince of wales; James
McElhone, ranit; J. F. Thompson, Oeorge
Washington; Owen Thompson, CrMOTieuue;
Q core to Thompson, Spanlin Prtaoe; Harry
Leonard and Erneit Thompson. Sailors;
Harry Cook, Spanish Count; Eddie Joyce,
Paddy Mile's lloyt Philip MeElhone,
Page of the court of Louis pCV ; Frank
Merchant, Duke of Orleans t John J.McElnone,
Ir , Romeo ( Freddy Uook, Vonng America t Win.
Walker. George the Third Wm. Kinolf, Postil
lion ; Robert Mllburn, Prlne Albert i Harry
Pleraon, Spanish Don; Willi Joyce, preneh
oBccrt William Felouxe, Page; U. Stew,
art, Alonso; A. Stewart, Prince UahL
ana Matter Linton, Indian chief.
About 11 o'clock most or thoyoseg folks were
hurried away to be put la their little beds,"
while those of older growth, alter partaking or
a handieme supper served by the Che iter County
Company, took possession of the floor, and nnder
the super vlelon of Mr Ejans, enjoyed a number
Freight Agents or Vatlour Roads Meet to
Form Schedule or Rates on Freight Com
Uy Telegraph to the National Republican.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Avery important treet
log or general freight agents of the Trnnk rail,
roads was held here yesterday. There were rep
reicntatlres preient from the Raltlmore and Ohio,
Michigan Central, Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne,
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Leuls, and the
Grand Trunk. The meeting was called to settle
the schedule, the complications which have
arisen regarding the rata on foreign rrcight; that
li to adopt a plan for insuring uniform rates tn
com pet I fire traffic destined to European ports.
A tariff was agreed upon. While the plan adopt,
ed admits of but one uniform rale on all export
freight, the Trunk lines are left free to make any
,n.'.lt?dala Ihey please so long as itdoes not conflict
with the agreed tarlii of European points. This
arrangement goes Into e fleet to-morrow, and as
an experiment will remain in force during this
week at lean, snd fur as much longer time as
may bo agreeable to all parties. It is a part of
the agreement that tba general freight agents
shall meet every baturday and reTlie.orirnec
ci lary reroke tbe new schedule, and at tho meet,
log In New York on the z;ta lost., tho plan will
be nnally approved or dlsapprofcd by the eastern
and wtilern lints in convention.
3 IS. 9 r.XXA A nitOTT.
This young lady made her first aprearance
la Washington at Lincoln nail last evening, be
fore an audience which, althoegh not sufficient to
fill the speeloas hall to Its capacity, nevertheless
amply made up In quality what It lacked tn quan
tity, for It was composed of the trt4 it U ertnt
ef Washington society.
Miss Abbott's reputation had preceded hey ar
viral In ear midst. So much had been
written of late respecting her business and do
mestic troubles, her marriage and abrupt lermU
nation el her contract with Mr. Oye, the Engtlah
Impreisarlo, that she was well known to us long
before her return from Europe, an
exeat which occurred a short time slnee.
We believe It was not Miss Abbott's
intention to sing tn public so soon after
her arrival home.but the pressure upon her was so
great, that, yielding to the wishes of her Irlends,
she concluded to Indulge In a short concert sea
son preparatory to performing In Italian opera,
her appearance In which la announced for
the S3d Instant at the Academy
of Music, New York, In t Figltm
dtt Xtatmtnte. Her New York ithmt en last
Wednesday evening wasdeclaredaprononnced
and emphatic incests by the young lady's ad.
mlrerv. Her audience were in ue main her
friends, the parts hloaers or Dr. Chapln's church,
tn which choir Miss Abbott firit achieved her
reputation as a vocalist. He r appearance on the
platform of Checkering llall was received with
unbounded applause. She was cheered to the
echo after every aria, every irris and every
ballad, the public enthusiasm being red by re
peated offerings of flower. Although the same
degree of enthusiasm could not reasonably bo ex.
peeted and certainly did not characterise the
audience that greeted Mlis Abbott at Lincoln
Hall last evening, yet It was In the tallest ympa
thy with the young prim fna from the begfn
nlng to tbe end, and the fine points or her perform
ance were quickly and heartily applauded.
We are Ireo to confess that we bare experi
enced some feeling ef disappointment In hearing
Mtss Abbott. It may be that tbe favorable news
paper notlees or her performances that eamo un.,
derotr observation had buoyed our eipeetatlons
at too high an altitude, for scmehow we
went to Lincoln Hatl anticipating to see. If
not a representative American print sienna,
at lesat a songstress of rare merit,
who after four years Instruction by the best mas
ters of Italy, has returned to graca and ornament
the American lyrle stag. We found that our
IdealltyofMiisAbbott was dlstantlyremored from
the reality. Instead of the phememenal voice we
had ei peeted, we heard one or tnose useful, relia
ble soprano voices ef which thero are several as
good if not better In the city. Miss Abbott has
technical defects which she may possibly crer
remo,allboogh she can hardly be regarded In
Ue light or a beginner any longer, In view
of her many years training In Europe,
In the first place, she sings almost entirely from
her bead, scarcely erer from her throat, in the
second place, her physical slf ghtness prevents her
at present from giving to her notes the full and
crystalline roundness that Is due to them; she
breaks them oil abruptly In the middle, aad the
space between a long note and the next Is filled
hj audible respirations. And In the third
place, her voice Is too young and callow
to aflord room In her music for what a
painter cells "cAmpoettlon, aad without which
an opera Is a mats of outlines and blotches.
Her voice Is fairly flexible, light but generally
agreeable la quality, but In Ue upper register
there Is an edge which grates very unpleasantly
en the ear, and It Is essentially metallic. In
matter of cultlvalleo. Miss Abbott seems to have
been well taught, yet she has unpleasant tricks,
such as "pumping the voice en particular
notes, and aa excessive use of diminuendo
effsctr, end her runs 'are often slovenly. She
has intelligence, however, and sings with taste
and feeling, and her work Is almost always care,
fully done. Dat the is not great In any way, and
11 Is not to be wondered at that she met with no
greater success In England than she did. If she
pursues her career, she will In all probability re
main a useful and respectable eonoert stager; wo
doubt If she ercr will become anything more
than this. Miss Abbott, howerer, stands on
firmer ground, tn the easier art ef ballad sing
leg, which mainly consists In concealing
the mechanism by which ft is accomplished.
Hertwegrcateet successes last erenlng were
Ue two pretty ballads that she sang, la both of
which she had some effective moments, and la
certain ytaaftifsie notes, long sustained, she
showed a simplicity of method that Is far more
commendable Uaa her ambitious flfrMx in tbe
domains of opera. The music selected by Miss
Abbott was of a character well calculated to dls.
play her voice to Ua best advantage, so that
Ue musical part of the audience encountered no
difficulty tn arriving at a Just verdict on her mer.
Its. In personal appearance Miss Abbott la tall,
but hardly handsome.' She has a pleasing race
which, when not la the act of singing, Is constant
ly wreathed In smllos. Her affability and charm
ing manner; lully justified the personal oration
sherecelred. The color and style or her dress
was a trifle too heavy, and hence unsuitable for
tbe concert halL ,
Slgnor Bilgnoll was In excellent vole all
through tba erenlng; and was deservedly encored
In Ue most nattering manner sereral times. But
It strikes us that It is about time that this vete
ran and popular tenor should bid at least a
temporary adieu to the old songs that we find
almost Invariably attached to Ibis name oaUe
There has hardly been a concert during Ue last
ten years at which we have been present that
Slgnor Brlgnoll has not sung, "Lore Once
Again, which he repeated last erenlng. Slgnor
Ferrantl was excellent $lpiwi9 la the duet with
Miss Abbott la "La FIglla del Beglmeato ;'
Mr. W. K. Case's piano performance, and Mr.
Emll Selfert's violin execution were pleas
ant though not very startling features
of the entertainment. The following was the
1. Violin Solo, Sonate, A major, 0. F. Handel;
Mr. Emll Seller!.
7. Aria Cenerentola, Rossini; Slgnor Ferrantl.
x. Romania, MMartha,t Flowtow; Slgnor Brlg
noll. 4. Piano Solo, "Allegro do Concert, Wolff;
i. O rand ArU, "Robert tu che edoro," Meyer
berg; Mils Emma Abbott.
Intermliilon of ten minutes.
L Ylelin Solo, a, Arie on string, BactuWll
aclmy; (, Hungarian Dance, Brahms-Foachlm;
Mr. Emll Selfert.
s. Oread Aria, "Sotnnambula," Bellini; Mlej
a. Piano Solo, 'Scherso et Chorale," (new) Da
bois; Mr, Wm. R. Case.
4. Ballad, 'La Morra," Olorso; composed ex
pressly for and sung by Slgnor Ferrantl.
a. "Love Once Again, Sullivan; Slgnor Brig
noU. ft. 'La Flgllle del Rcgglmento,' Mlis Emma
Abbott and Slgnor Ferrantl.
.i yom j'ati.wt jdua.
All Persona to b Benefitted by Talents.
In the .Senate to-day, Mr. Logan presented
resolutions of Ue Illinois State Legislature In
strutting tbe Senators and requeuing Ue Repre
sentatives from tbe Stale of Illinois in Congress
to use their earnest efforts to secure such amend
ments to tbe patent laws or the United States,
as that any person may use any patented lnven.
tloa, upon executing a bond In inch sum and with
such security m tne OircuitttJourt or the United
States for the District, in which such uie Is to be
made, shall direct that he will pay to the owners
of such farenUoas a proper lleenio for the uso of
the same, which bond sball bo filed tn tho office
or the clerk of said eourt, and that In all cases
tbemearureeftbe license shall be such sum aa
will gtre the Inventor reasonable compensation
for his time, labor. Ingenuity and eipense, not in
any case to exceed the fee fixed for such use In
contracts made by tbo Inventor or owner, and
inch license fee to bo tbo measure of damages In
all actions and proceedings for the Infringement of
patents, and no other recovery for damages or
pre nil to be allowed. The resolutions were read
and referred to the Committee on Patents.
Tke SnJr tiiUon Me NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN kIU btgln ntit 3 unity.
3IAKING A PliESIDEHT.
JOR ITJtOX BUAT.L TJJ7 XLECTOllAL
roxi; orzovisTAXA m; vouxrxit?
TheLoglo of Argument and tbe Force of Ren
eon to I nflaeac the Itaelslon of the Tribu
nal Tbtt Debate to be Cloned To-day The
Tlldcnltea Very Much Down In the Mouth,
Tbe Electoral Com million met at 11 a. m. All
the members present except Senator TnoawAw.
Judge CLIFFORD said that the objectors to
certificates No.l and s (the Hayes electorsywonld
he heard for two hours, and then the objectors to
certificate No. 2 wouldeheard for two bours,and
that the Commission was now ready to bear the
objectors to tbe first-named certificates.
Senator McDONALD said he observed one of
the Commlsitoners (Judge Tbcrxah) was 111,
and be suggested that there be a little delay be
fore going on, to allow him time to come In, which
was agreed to.
After a delay of fifteen minutes, Judge OLI.
tuiiu announced met senator thotimxa's
clerk reported that he was suffering with neural
gla, but would be down to-day. The Commtnlon
directed the ; argument to proceed. Senator
TuraMAM came In ten minutes later.
Argument of Mr. McDonald.
Senator MeDONALD then proceeded. In lap-
iva v, suivi'jniium iw u ujcb cvruaaitH,
recapitulating the objections presented In tho
House seiteraay. He claimed that the Hayes
electors were not legally elected, and quoted tbe
statutes of Loulilana, showing two sets of elec
toral laws, one known as the aet of 188, which
was 'rsrried Into tbo revised statutes ol wo,
and tbe rerlscd statutos of ItiO The
act of March U provided thattho revised itatute-s
i ton Id go into euect on tbe 1st of Kptll, IMJ, an d
tbnt all acts or tbe preient session, in conflict
with tho rented t tatuies. sbould be ralfd.
A graTo question aroie as to which of these acts
were in force at tbe close of the se'iton ol 170.
If tbe provision named itood at the act of the
Legislature then, the act orisett was repealed by
tbesenlon act cf 1870. It wai commonly held
that tbe latest law, where two were In eo&fllct,
repealed the other. Bat this caie was peculiar,
aa while the laws were being revised the Ltgis.
lature was going on with new enactments, anl
hence Ue aet that the revised itatutes inouKl
not Interfere with tbe version acts of 18sU, al
though tbo rerlsed statutes wont Into operation
after the-Legislature had adjourned. He main.
Ulned that this act retained tho act of IflOi in
He next referred to tbe act or 1871 to rcgo.
late the conduct and to maintain tho freedom and
purity or election' to prescribe the mode of
nraking returns thereof; to proride for theeleo
ttcn iof returning ofheers and deflntnr their
powers and duties! to prescribe the mode of enter
ing on tbe rolls of tbe Senate and Honse of Rcnre
fentatircs,and toenforco article 103 of thepjon.
Thlsaet. ha elalmed. nroTliitbl tv,tti ?!
eleetora but made no prorlston for Presidential
lectors. TberepcaliDgclauieoftheaet flection
71) emphatically repealed Ueaotof 1S70, and in
neither tbe act of iSToeor tbe act of mi made
any proruion for filling vacancies In the electoral
eoflige except bysn election. The law or 1870,
he claimed, repealed all prior Iwe,aod ihe act
of 18T-J repealed the act of 1870. There were two
vacancies Ailed by tbe election or the samoper
sons in this State, and this election, he held, was
Mr. MrDONALD then turned to the alleged
fraudulent character or tbe action of tho Return,
lag Hoard, and referred to prerlous Congressional
action and tho laws to show tbat the Returning
Board had no power to look Into Irregularities tt
aa election, unless the proper foundation is laid
by Ue statement or Ue supervisors or regula
tion or commissioner of election, or other proper
affidavit. He said that In the election or 1872 tbo
rote or Loulilana had been rejected became tbe
Returning Hoard had not complied with tbe law,
and they now proposed to show that tbe law had
not been sompli:dwlth la tho present ease. A
popular majority bad been returned In one war,
ana that majority had been reversed by this
hoard through actual fraud.
They had Urown aside the returns sent to
them by the proper officers, and had taken the
reports of tba supervisor of Registration la
their place. But oren this they did not follow at
all times, and the people of slxt j-nlne polls had
Mr. THURMAN aiksd how many or these re
turns had been accompanied by protests.
Mr. McDONALD replied that not one protest
had. accompanied the returns from these sixty,
The two liouiea or Congress had already taken
steps to Inquire Into tbe legalltyof the election in
Mtuitjiaos, mu otnuaiuiauiea inac inouoramif
slon,poiKsslngtho powers of the two IIouies,had
the right, and It was tbeladuty to consider the
Information in possession of tho two Houses.
Their duties were judicial and not merely
clerical, and ho conjured them to carefully weigh
the orldenee la the poisesstca ol the twollouies,
for which they were acting.
Argument of Mr Jcnlcs.
Mr. JENKS said by the act creating the com
minion, It had been determined and settled as a
fact that the two Homes abould count the rotes.
Tho duty to count carried with It the necessary
power to perform the act. This being embraced
In tbe Constitution, no legislative act could de
prive them of the power to do so Intelligently.
The truth could not be cut out or tbe sabjeot
without defying tho Intelligence ol the world.
Thetrueatatementorthofsets was an essential
element la the counting of the votes.
Ho said a partUan coloring bad been given to
the coont. It waa not a partisan question, but
It was lorty.flve millions or people saying to their
Repreientatlrss, "You count for me." There
were two sets or certificates, both claiming to be
genuine, hero from the State of Loulilana; both
could not be counted this was forbidden by the
Constitution. Tho conolmlon then Is both are
not genuine, and tbe next question la which is
fen nine T If one conforms In all particulars to
he laws or the land and tho other does not, then
tbe flrst Is the genuine and tbe other Is not. If
neither conform to tbe law, then neither are gen
utne. They were prepared to show tbat tbe
Haves electors were not elected In conformity with
the law. Wouldthoevldeneebeaoceptedt They
would further show that tbe certificate No. 3 more
nearly conformed to law; tbat it was lawful In
all essential point a Should tbe clause that
the Qovcrnor ahall certify to" override tbe
Constitutional provision as to the mode or choice
and the leglslatlre enactment as to the time or
holding the election t If mo, they would show
tbat fraud waa connected with that certificate,
and that the Uovcrnor who Issued tbe certificate
waaatparty to the fraud. He asserted, as tacts,
that tne law required tho election of theeletors
by Ue populor vote, and that tbo Tildan electors
received a majority of from nine to ten thsmand
He asserted that the result of the popular vote
had been rerersed by Ue exclusion ofia,ooo Ttlden
voles and 2.0C0 Hares votes, making a difference
of eleven tho wand votes agalnit the Tllden elec.
tors. Ueproceedcd to review the election In the
sereral parishes, taking as a basis of facts tbe
testimony before the Home Loulilana Inrestlgat-
Inv ITfunmfttat with iha Innl.t.iiial al.in.
log Committee, with the Incidental claim that
inn iriumenT was proper ertaence to do conild.
eredby the CommmloD. He claimed that the
buperrlsors or Elections had thrown out large
numbers of votes without a shadow or authority,
and In one case where It could not be told clearly
whether the returns for tbo Tllden elec
tors were 279 or 277, tbe whole vote
had been on this occasion thrown out.
Uolng over the returns parish by parish, be in
each caso asserted erldeece of fraud and irregu
larity, declaring his readiness to show the same
by the evidence now in possession of tbe Home,
aad const ructiTsly be lore the Commission.
They wero further prepared to show that Le
vlssee and Brtwiter wero Ineligible, tho rormer
holding a position aa a (commissioner, appointed
by Ue Circuit Court, and Brewiter a surveyor
of the land dlairfct, and bo maintained that the
dame or the ConiUtotioa extended not only to
the officer to the act.
They would farther prove that under the Con
stltutlon of Loulilana, which prohibits any per.
on from holding two offices, three others were
disqualified, vlsi Joflrioo. Marks, and
Bureh, who were respectively supervisors
of eleetlor, district attorney. and
State senator at the time of election. They were,
he said, further prepared to show that it was de
termined, be Tore the result was known, that If
necessary toaffeet tbe result the Returning Board
was prepared to give the State to Hayes regard
less of, for whom tbe votes had been cast. In eon.
elusion he aiked tbat the moral light of tbe unl
verse might bo allowed to shine upon this trans
action, and the nation be free from this vile
act of this Returning Board,
ABOUMKXT Or MB. BTIUBITBT.
Mr.HURLUURT said the Commission, he an.
prehended, stood in tho position of a committee
appointed by tbe two Houses for Its convenience
to perform certain duties, and that their Jurisdio.
uwawiitnuora vj ten Bin won eiiauusnea DV.
laws. He maintained that there could be no ques.
lion of the fact tbat William P. Kellogg was the
Gorernor or tbe state, of the wretched State
or Loulilana, He bad been elected by tho votes
or the people, returned by.tbe proper omcere or
the State, and regularly inducted Into office, and
when a rebellion led by MrEnery had over
thrown tbo legal government, tbo Frcildont had
used tbe power or tbe United States to put down
tbo rebellion and restore this government, and
tbe Senate had by solemn resolre recognised aod
approred the action or the Freeldent.
The Home of Repreientatlrei had also adopted
a re solution by a rote of lfl5 to 8 ', declaring that
Kellogg should bo recognised as Oovernor ol tho
State ot Loulilana to the end of the term of oinoe.
Tbe Legislature of Louisiana had also agreed
tbat tbe tenure of tbe office of Kellogg should
act be Interfered with during tbe term lor which
he was elected, and until his suceeisor bad bees
1 f It bo true that Kellogg was Oovernor on the
tth of Nor ember. It was manifestly true tbat Me
Enerywaa not. Ho hod of bis own will retired
from the contest In 1874, and had not attempted
to discharge any of the duties of that offlee up to
this time. Tne certificates glvea by him were
Irregular from neeeslty. for he had not an office
where tbe returns could bo made, and he bad no
Secretary of State to cortlfyhls signature.
Mr. HUBLBUKT said the Commission had not
tbe power or the time to attempt, by taking up
poll Dy poll, to purge the election la Loulilana,
nor even time (pointing to some huge bundles of
papers on tbe table) to read that mass ef bal
derdash undeT tbe name of evidence.
As bad been said by Mr. Marrnaws, the other
day, the election was not a smglo aet, but a series
of aits, going on step by step. In different States
tbe election laws wero different. In Louisiana
the laws were as good as tbe people would per
mit. Laws reflected the sentiments of thepeo.
fie, and It could not be denied tbat thero was
here a want of respect to law. Erer since the
war closed there had been persistent efforts to re
slsttbelaw and obtain the control or the Slate
by force. The law or 1904 whs one or
the steps deviled to protect the purity
of the elections, but eren that did not
answer, and the law of 1870 was passed. There
was such a want of respect to Ue law that It waa
found necenary step by step to take the power
from the lower officers untlf It was finally vested
entirely In tbe Retaining Hoard, and the powers
of the board had been smtoined by the Supreme
Court of the State.
Referring to the omlsilon In the act of 1872, to
provide ror the election of Presidential electors,
he laid It would not bo pretended that It was Iqj
leuaea iono toe mouooi election Dy tne poop 10,
end he maintained tbat Its only eiloctwas to do
away with the former Tribunal and submit tbe
votes to tbe arbitrament of the Returning Hoard.
The only reason for giving such power to a board
waa the fact or what wes behind and earned It.
Tbe spirit which had since tbe war been hostile
to ana contlnuomly endearored to orertbrow the
law. It was through this spirit or rerolutlon
that tne board camo into existence.
ir tbe Commlision went 'Into an Inquiry It
mmU go Into tbe queitionof who did and who
did not vote at every poll In Louisiana. They
bare not tlmo to read the seren thousand pages
ol testimony taken by the Inrcitigatlng Coin.
m It tee. There had been bat tstx) vages print,
ed, and tbe other 3,000 pages would bo' print,
cd when tho Congresifonal printer got bis
money. There was not time to read tho whole of
it before :the 4th of March, and a synopsis, of
any gentleman, no matter how Intelligent, could
notbo received by this commlislon. Ho.cited the
decision or tbe Supreme Court or the State, In
which it was held tbat the returns of the Return.
Ing Hoard were tho authority on which tbe Hot.
ernor mmt is suejthe Commlnions of local officers,
and bo apprehended tbe canes wero analegoui.
In closing, Mr. HURLUURT alluded to the
closing remarks of Mr. Jxiks, which, he said,
Lad the appearance ofa menace, and an attempt
to bull-dose the Commission.
Argument of Mr Howe.
Senator HOWE said that there was no crt.
dence In UoMeEnery certificate that tbo votes
were erer deposited In accordance with the laws
or Louisiana. Could tbe Commission dhpenne
with tho eridanco and substitute anything else
for it? The effort was to elevate John McEnery
to the dignity ofOorernor or tho State, and as
sisting in tbat capacity to certlly tbo election of
tbe list, at the head of which stood hlsownnaire.
John McLoery was not tbe Governor of Louis
iana on the Cth or November, and never was.
So many or tho Commission aa belonged to the
two Homes bad seen tho signature of John Mo
Faery as Governor appended to the credentials
or some aspiring cltisensof tbat State, but they
had closed the doors and turned them away, tell
ing them they did not know John MeEoery. He
did not know that tbe name bad ever come be Tor
Ihe Supreme Court, but the name of another man
had, and be had been recognised aa Uorernor.
Aitcro uaa uwn iDna iaiK Ol iraua, DUl naa
anyone heard of ao bold and palpable fraud as
this of John McEncry attempting to pass him.
sell off, not only on two tribunals, but upon the
whole country, as the Oovernor of Louisiana T
William P. Kellogg bad been repeatedly rseog.
slsed by the Legislature and Judicial branches
of Louisiana, and by the Senate and Home of
Representatives, and he tells you who were
legally-elected electors or tho State, This is the
orldenee tbe law requires, and the only erldeace
it requires. Oolog bask, you find thai the Oov.
ernor has been Informed by the Returning Hoard,
Ue only authority known to the law or toe State
who can Inform tba Oovernor, who has been le
gs II 7 elected. Would tbe Commission go stilt
further back, and listen to what ail Ue lawyers
or the eountry had to say, and all the people or
Louisiana would swear to T He had some experi
ence as a Senator In Inquiring into this question,
and he fully agreed with Mr. Hublbubt that a
Congresrlonal Committee was tbe poorest In
strument. lMr. Uowa proceeded to give ad
account or tbe experience of tho Com
mittee while they were In Lovlslana, where
be laid they bad spent all tho time they could
ciis.su iuv Bit iu IUWU7 uy two IlUllttt, WOO Id
giro them, in Inrcitigatlng tho election InUat
btate. Ho said that history showed that Intimi
dation had prevailed In tbe admtnli (ration of
government, and eren one of the dlidples had,
through Intimidation, denlsd Ms master. Lou.
liianaeblilory was a repetition ef intimidation
ever since tho eloie of the war. Ho would eite
the perish of Wachlta, which In 1803 gave 1,418
Republican votes, and 347 Democratlo rotes. In
1870 it gaTO a Republican majority of TOi In 187?,
TVS; lnl874,o?o. In 1673 there were 2,8&J regis,
tered Republican votes, and MM registered Hern,
ocratle votes. In November there was returned
a Democratic vote cM.su, and a Republican vote
He referred to the action of the armed Demo,
cratlo riding clubs, and the circular calling for
their organisation, charging that the murder or
Dlntgrarowaa apolitical mnrder intended to and
committed for the purpoio c Intimidating the
colored voters or the State. He read from letters
written by Democrats, published In the papers,
containing open menaces to tbe leaders of the Ho.
fublicen party latboercnt of their concurring
o Incite the negroes to reclit tbe Democrats, and
said ho had a schedule of eighty outrages to per
son and property used as means of Intimidation,
He would not Invoke the Commission to sare the
nation from drinking from these filthy pooles.
He would not aik that, but tbat they recognise
the authority of Louisiana, aa In other State.
He bad been In tho State, and there wero deeper
and blacker streams Uaa that alluded to by Mr.
Jinx... Ho would bo glad to see the country
drinking from pure fountain!, but they could not
now be prorlded.
Justice CLIFFORD asked who were to appear
as counsel in tbe case.
Judge CAMPBELL replied tbat on the Demo
cratic side there were Messrs. To ok bull, Car
rxsTXB and himself.
Mr. EVARTS stated that Messrs , S to con ton,
SaELLABABoxn and hlmielf would appear on the
Judge OAMrBELL asked that tbe time allow.
ed couniel might be extended to two hours each,
or six hours on a side.
Judge CLIFFORD asked If counsel could not
make four hours suffice.
Judge CAMPBELL said his friends thought
Mr. EVARTS said he had supposed that the
action of the Commlislon ln;the Florida ease had
greatly reduced the scope of the argument, and
they had not expected to require more than aa
hour to each counsel.
Mr. CARPENTER said that a great queitlon
was, what statute law was In force In Louisiana T
He regarded this as one of the most Important
statutory questions, as It affected the dlsfran
ehlicment of ten thousand lawful voteri or a
State. He submitted that the time aiked was
Mr. Commissioner ARBOTT moved that the
time be extended to six hours on a side ,
Mr, QARFIELD moved to amend by striking
out ilx and Imertlng four.
Mr. HOAR said that as allthe argument on
the statutory law could be submitted on briefs
which were not limited, he thought there was no
good rcaion to expend the time fixed by the rules
(two houri on a side.)
Mr. OABrxBTiR roie and commenced to make a
Mr, HOAR, adJrsiilDg tbe presiding Judge,
laid he did not think the counsel should take
part In the discussion, and Mr. Oabpkmtbr took
Mr. EDMUNDS, at a quarter to lour, moved a
recess till half past four, which was agreed to,
easl, nays 4. Messrs. Fuld, Abbott, Huh
Ton and Patkb voting In the negative.
The Commlislon was called to order promptly
at 4 30 o'clock, and announced that the Commis
sion had voted to allow four and a-hatf hours on
each side for argument, and that tbe Commission
had also voted to sit for the purpose of hearing
argument until s o'clock to-night.
Tbe Commission then, on motion of Judge
Stjioso, took a further recess until 6 o'clock.
Aalde from the attorneys named to speak In tbe
present case, Messrs. Merrick, liadley and Orcn
on tbe Democratlo side, and Meiirs, Stanley.
Matthews, Jamea P. Root, of 111., and W. E.
Chandler for tbe other side, will bo present to as.
slit the acting couniel In conducting tbe caie,
On reassembling atfi P.M., Mr. OAHPEN
TER aiked the Indulgence of the court for an
argument on tho statutes previous to tho open-
Sce Fourth Pago,
JilXOJl CAPITAL TOV1CS.
The President sent the following nominations
to the Senate yesterday l Charles O. Phelps, to
be United Stales eounsul at Prague; Andrew A.
Wardleld, to be collector of cuitoms for Ihe dli.
trirt of Alexandria, Ta.t and Richard C. Kerr, to
be land register at Jackson, Mies,
Congressional Legfslatlou to tio On.
Just before the recess was taken In the
House yeiterday a reiolutlon was adopted so
emendlogtberulesasto allow leglslatlre boil
neis to bo transacted each day after 12 o'clock,
tbe same as though the legtslatire day had coin,
menced. In Ue absence of this, business could
nnt be transacted except by unanimous consent
during the electoral count
Important Arrests to be Made,
It Is rumored that the government wilt to-day
arrest a New York lawyer and a Treasury clerk,
who, It Is charged, have been swindling govern,
ment bondholders by the collection or outrageous
percentages upon tbe collection of unclaimed In
ureitduetfae bondholders. The lareatlgatlon
which leads to these arrests has been going on
for a long time.
Deputy Marshals at the Presidential Elec
tion. The Attorney General, In answer to & reso.
lutlon of Mr. Bayard, of 12th of December last,
sent a long communication to the Senate yeiter
day, with reference to the aiipolntmontor deputy
marshals In the various Htaies daring tho eieo
tlon last November, giving his reasons thero Tor
at great length.
Dr. Watts Case.
Dr. Watts, the alleged Ineligible elector
from Oregon, has returned to this city from tbe
Weit, In view or objections being railed to the
counting of the vote of Oregon as cast by the Re.
publican elocton, on the ground of Dr. Watts
being ineligible at the time the electorat vote
was cait, as well as at the time of his election)
he will remain here for Ue purpose or testifying
b fore the Electoral Commission, when the Ore
gon case shall come before that body.
Call for 3-301.
The Acting Secretary of tbo Treasury has
Issued the thirty-ninth call for the redemption ol
ft-ao bonds of 1865, May and November, The call
I fsc 410,000,000, of which 7,ow,ooore coupon
and t3,oco,oco registered bonds. Tho principal
and Interest will be paid at tho Treasury on and
after the Uth day of May next, and Ue Interest
will cease on that day. The following are de.
scrip tlon of the bonds i Coupon bonds, 500, No.
3T,6ol to 8-',800, bdih Inclusive il.ooj bonds, No.
$50, No. 401 to 451, both locluilre, (100, No. fr,3ui
to ft.CW, both Inclusive asoo. No. 3,001 to 3,1)0,
h?hlnelUBtTCt,O0Q, No. 13,3A1 to 14,300, both
Inclusive ,ooo. No. 6,101 to 6,350, both inclusive;
lio.ooo, No. W.cci to 9,730, both inclusive.
Treat log Thirteen Hundred People.
The bill of fare at the Northern Liberty Soup
House yesterday included oystcri. Instead of the
regular vegetable soup, the thirteen hundred ap
plicants were served with oyster soup. Messrs.
Lelshear and Stuart, the well-known ojster com
mlislon merchants, at the Eleventh street wharf.
sent np enough oysters for half or Washington,
and men to "shuck them out. The soup was
made after the regular restaurant fashion, but
napkins, pickles and oatsnp were not furnished.
Many a poor creature, who had siren up all hope
of erer seeing aa oyster again, slept soundly last
night on a stomach full of fresh, well-cooked oys
ters, and dreamed tbat they lived In a brown
stone front, with a French cook. Many a thank,
ful blessing was Invoked upon the head of the
contributors, who did so mueh towards relieving
Ue monotony of soup-borne diet.
The 8enate in executive session JCaterJay
confirmed the following nominations t
R. A. Watts to be U. S. Alttorney for Wyo.
mlDgTerrltorytL.P.Luckey, Secretary or the Tor
rltory of Utah j John Young to be Indian Agent
at BJeek Feet Agency-Montanai H. W. Ring,
ham. Indian Agent at White Stone Agency. Ne
braik a.i J. H.O.ntkln. U.S. Marshal of Louli
lana) Geo. Anthony and w, H. Ruihto be a;.
slitant surgeons In Uenavyt J. B. Keefertobe
U.S. Paymaster wiu rank vt Major. Postmaa.
tsrs Miss S.E. Richardson at Oardcner, Mats:
Henry Little. Auburn. Me 1 H. F. Milliner, New.
man, Oa.j Mrs. E. E. Cation, Versailles. Ky t S.
W. Osborne, Darlington, Wis E. V. Llsoomb,
Lebanon, N. H. J. X, Hubbard. Lnckport, N. Y.
Jae. Harrlmen, water (orI, N. Y., and U. C.
Stevens at Kecsevllle, N. Y.
JIOXOHS TO .1 DL'An 22..VJ.LY.
Immense Funeral Pro cession In New York
In Honor of JohnCMahoneVs.
Dj Telegraph to the ational Republican.
Niw.Yoek, February 13. The funeral
honors tendered tc-day to the remains of
John O'Mahoney were of an Imposing
character. The remains were taken this
morning from the Sixty-nlnU regiment
nent armory to St, Francis Xarler's church, la
Sixteenth street, escorted by a squad of the
Hlxty-nlnth regiment. Tbe regiment, with Col.
Karanaugb, headed tbe line or march, Tbo so
cieties represented were Holy Innocents, Iriih
Brigade, Newark Hibernian Rifles, Irish Volun.
teen, Fenian Brotherhood, Honor Uuard of
Attbo church solemn high requiem mass wss
celebrated. Alter the services the procesilon
formed and marched down Broadway to Fler4
when tho body waa placed on board ol tbe
steamer Dakota, which sails for Europe tblsaf.
Urnoon. Throngs or people lined tbe route of
VAitxirAz or -vr;rr oiileaxs.
Procession of the IClng of Carnival The
History or the Military Frogress of the'
By Telegraph to the NatlonilRenubliean,
New 0 bleaks, Feb. 13. The weather was
unfavorable for the earnlral to-day, a light rain
having fallen during tho rorcnoon. Notwith
standing the inclement weather the programme
of the procession of the Klngof Carnival was ear.
Tied out. The subject was the history or the
military progress of the world. The different
periods were represented by groups appropriate
ly costumed. Thousands of strangers are la the
city and the hotels are crowded.
rziauT or a gram widow,
Or the Unsuccessful Elopement With Malls
of au Ohio 1'ostmlstroM.
tT Telegraph to the National KtpuMlcan.
Cincinnati, Ohio, February 13. Mrs.
Nellie Whistler, acting poitmlitreis at North
Liberty, Adams county, Ohio, and Calrln Rhine,
a school teacher, with whom she eloped from that
place Friday lait, were arretted last erenlng,
charged with attracting valuable letters from
tbe mall. Mrs. AVhiitler was a grass widow, and
had entire charge of the malls at North Liberty,
the postmaster being old and rather Incapacitated
for tho duties of the position.
THE COMMITTEE OriXQVISITOHtt
61111 Cherishing Hope, Tear ana the Idea of
Investigating Unto the End -No tiling New
The Committee on Towers and FrliUeges
of the Home met yeiterday, and paid lome
attention to alt the various subjects before
them. Mr. C. D. Wlllsrd testified as to the
"Blimaik" dispatch from Florida, claiming that
it was a purely business matter, having no refer
ence to politics, Tho question of Maddox's repu
tation waa next Inquired Into. Several who
knew Ue prollflo witness belt pronounced hli
reputation bad, and hli word not to be taken un.
der oath, while lome of his Baltimore "chums'
came to hli rescue and Hood up bravely for his
character. Tbe lato Attorney, General W, A.
Cook, of Florida, was examined respecting the
alleged fraudulent acts of Uorernor Mearns. but
nothing derogatory to tbat gentleman's offloiat
reputation was discovered.
Ofcourie the committee could not adjourn with
a Utile pull at Louisiana, and so they lummoned
upon tbe itand another one of their dlitloguiihed
wltneiseSjWbo hajpenedto bo no leu a personage
than M. J. Polluter, or New Orleans. Mr. V.
was a waiter In tho restaurant at whloh Govern,
or Wells took dlnneron December 8. Inconsld
oration or a Tree passage to Washington, and a
three dollars a day engagement here as a pro.
fesslonal witness, the knowing Democratlo Ind 1.
Tidosl tells his story, to-witt That Uorernor
Wells said to Llttlcneld, within hearing of wiu
nets, tbat no matter bow many hundreds of
thousand majority Tllden might receive, the
Statoshouidbe counted for Hayes, Tho Com
mittee, at 2 30 o'clock p, pi,, adjourned until
this morning at 10 v'clk,
ACROSS THE OCEAN. .
OVIt EJTKJlttTlOy TltEATT.ITr TUB
reace Between Turkey and Iter nmrarenU
Considered Certain Full Account off VhB
Instructions of the Several Powere teitlkeJr
Official .Statement In tliellouse'of Lords Be
ppectlng American ExtradlUow Treaty.
Loxnox. Feb. 13. In the House of 'Lord
this afternoon Lord Derby, foreign secretary, la
reply to a question by Earl Uranrlll, gave de
tails regarding the extradition controversy. He
said the difficulty arose because America Intima
ted that ihe would try Lawrence, who was ex
tradleted for another offence than tho one nam.edl
under the treaty, If tbo Brit railed. America
communicated In An gait that she never Intended
to try Lawrence for a second offence. Tbe Brit
ish oorernment, therefore, while malntainlngtbo
construction It adopted, felt tbat there was no
reason for longer suspending tbe operations of
ihe treaty. The surrenderor Itretit, the Loali
Title forger, was unconditional, because eoodf
tlons was not required, arrangements continuing
aa before. Negotiations are now pending rot a
A ICVHABT Or THE lKSTBUCTIOSS TO TUB MgKT
BXBfl Or THE COHVERBSCX.
London, Feb. 13. The Timtt correspond
ent at Paris iummarlf.es the In i tract ioni given to
the various foreign delegates to the conference.
Oeneral Jgnatlef, he says, was Instrneted . to
preis three points, vis: Tbe occupation of Bulga
ria by a Russian force) the autonomy of the
Christian prorlncei, and tbe disarmament of Ue
Mahometans therein. He bad the widest dliere
tlonary powers, being even out horded to order
an ad ranee of tho Russian army.
The following telegram was sent t4 IgnatleflT
on his name uay." "The Oeneral of the army
ortbeSoQtb.aaa the generals under his orders,
and his Imperial MsUity'e troops, address tho
stneerest congratulations to General IgnatlcffOTt
tbe occasion or his Me, and Impatiently ewaic
bla order to begin their march." The foregoing
was not in cipher, and was consequently know a
to the Porte,
M M. Chandory and Surgolng, the French
represcnta tires, were Instructed not to agree to
the occupation of Bulgaria by any regular army
to concur with any deilgn Intend! to prvrent or
modliy an occupation au as to render it Inotfeoilro
to try to prevent any rupture between Ruisia
and England to maintain constant accord with.
all tbe neutral powers, and to agree to no pro
peiol which wield conflict with the will of Ger
many, The Imtructloni cf Count Certl, tbe Haitian
delegate were almost Identical with those to the
trench delegate?. Count Zlcby.the Austrian
Ambasodorwos In it meted, I to refuse any pro
poial for occupation byAustrla.in order to be
able to oppoie Russian occupation, to Join the
neutral powers In anypmposal designed to prevent
war and to send Baron Von Wlrthers decisions u
far as posilble. Baron Von Wertben, tbe Uerman
ambassador was directed to associate himself witn
Ruista and Anuria in all questions which they
agree. The abore are the open as distinguished
from tbe secret instructions to the ptenipoten
Peacefut Settlement Considered Certain.
Lohdox, Feb. 13. Roumanian papers
again assert tbat a treaty has been signed to per
mit the passage of Roman troops through Ron
mania. M. Christies has left Belgrade
for Constantinople. The TtltyrmpVt special
from Sera eaji the UrandVlsler at a recent lu
terrlew, said he waa quite sapgulaethat peace)
would be concluded whh'Serrlaln three days
arterCbritle'sarrlral. It has been decided to
E rant Montenegro's requeit for a ratification of
er frontier. An amicable arrangement Is also
probable at to tbe place where negotiations shall
Fear ef Tronble In Constantinople.
Xondon, Feb. lev The Standard? despatch
from Berlin says despite all Ue official deniabj
disturbances are reared In Constantinople. The)
troops are confined to their barracks and num
bera or the "Young Turkish" party bare been
A Minor Difference lis tbe Desires of tba
Loudon, Feb. 13 Renter's telegram from
Constantinople, says deplte the Porte's request,
that a Montenegrin delegate should he sent to
Constanainople to negotiate for peace, Prineo
Nikita periitta lu bis deilre to hare the negotia
tion i take place at Vienna.
There were ninety deaths from small-pox la
London lait week.
When tbe clerical abuses law Is promulgated
the Pope will l.tue a brief to tho Italian Hi boos
and clergy expressing his disapproval of the
It Is stated in official circles that the Impor
tance ot tbe attacks on Ue Bake Decatas, Min-
iiiiE ui lurvign anairv, oaa dccu c xaggerateu. is
Is certain tbat tbe Caoinet and the leaders ot
the majority In the assembly are now dlspoied to
exert all their Influence to saitaln htm.
A letter to tbe Cologne Gaxttt from Ruiila
reports that tbo police hare been ordered to has
ten the general Icry, which will defend tho eoun
try and maintain order, but Is not liable to service
outside or Russian territory. This is thought te
Indicate tbat the southern wing will soon assume
.vnr .j;t;yl'i cexibaz.
Appointment of a Receiver for the Road
tlly Telegraph to the National Republican.
Tuentox, X. J., February 13. Applica
tion will bo made to-morrow morning before Uo
chancellor for the appointment of a receirer for
the New Jersey Ceniral railroad. This has been
arranged by the chancellor, Thorns s N. McOar.
ter. Abraham Drowning and the Attorney .Gen
eral. It Is intimated thai Renjamln Williamson
will most likely be appointed receiver.
Tbe Engineer's Strike.
Boston, Feb. 1.1. The strike of the eugi
nnrs on the Hot ton and Maine railroad eoatlnara,
tlioush trains are running making the bctttlme
poulble under tho rlrcuuitlaacee. All trains are)
unch behind schedule time, tbe substitute cagU
neers in most cues being straorers to tne road.
The strikers are using ertr means to bay off tbe
new men, and barr ruccevded la some ease, parte r
high arc hus.lnd doUsra. Ttiej further
jnreaien tostonercrr .otnl running out of Boston
If tbyperUtn nllowlnx their employees to aetlit
the Bottoasnd idalncroad,
Suit Against Mr. Tllden.
New YoitK, Feb. 13, Tho trial of the suit
of Henry II. Voodr aramst SamuelJ. TUiUn was
bcgnrObis morning before Judge Hedgwlck, la a
prclal terra of the Bonerlor Court, The nlalotlff
sues for co-nartntTofilp, aceeuutingena pool la
railroad stocks In 13S4, and for 1S,I whlth It le
allrgjU defendant waa oTrrnald. under a mliappre
lietn-kn as to the prnHtt. The defendant denks the
alleged facts and tbo co-partnere.il p.
Motion to Dismiss Suit In Emma Mine Ca
New York, Feb. 13, Judge Wallace, In
the United HUtcs Circuit Court to-day, denied the
motion made yeiterday by Mr, Descb, In the Emma
Mine snlt, to dlnnUi the complaint, on the ground
that the M tint Us bad not produced erWcsceto
Buying off Their Successors.
Boston. Mass., Feb miry 13. The engineera
strike on the Boston and Maine Railroad contin
ue!. About half tho usual number of trains were)
run to-day t several substitute engineers nave
been bought it by the strikers, and Tt Is claimed
tonight the outlook Is moro favorable for Uelr
A Message In a Dottle
Loxnov, Feb. lit. The following message In
bottle bss been found ou the Scotch Coast t Tne
PrteDubroracklwas wrecked nrar St. Kllda, on
tbe 17th of January. Th captain and eight of the
rrrwaroatbt. Kllda.1 Tbebnrkl'tte Uubrerackl
Kit Ulasgow Jaunary Kth tor Mew orfc.
Law Isn't Always Common Sense.
PuiUDixruu, Feb. 14. The Supreme Court
of rcnusylranla has held that a isle of goods by
aample U not a warranty that the good ordered en
the faith or the sample exhibited will be equal to
the sample lu quality .
Reducing Bank Capital
Boston, Mas?., Feb. 13. Stockholders"
11 lh Ward National Bank voted to-day to redaee
capital stock otie-lhlnl. audio make ataeaauteet
on riduccd capltal.to nuke up the fog ,000 deficlcacy.
Snow Humid Train.
Montihtai., February 13. Trains very late
owing to mow drifts. New York mails tine tale
morning not arrived at tiro 1", M, Outgoing
trains alio delayed. n
Sara Landing or the Balloon King.
Mruruis. Tekv., Feb. 13, Klop;, the aero
nant, netted litis elty shortly after mornlar, hav '
lug descended near Riccvlilc, Ark, m
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