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TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1372, DEATH OE MAZZIHL Joseph Mazzini, the Italian patriot and ag itator, died, yesterday, at Pisa, Italy, aged •63. Mazzjjii is the man who, more than any other, has heen identified with the many movements toward Italian nnity and liber ty, and who, by reason ol personal superiori ty, as well as of nearly half a century's de votion to the cause of Young Italy, is enti tled to be named as the foremost ropresenta tlve of that cause. As early as 13i>, while yet only 10 years old, Mazzini was found busy with his pen in planting in the only liberal Italian journal of that time the seeds from which sprang the subset * of revolutions, and that strong rji ir en thusiasm for a more united an g Gov ernment which boro such exce g "Stmt in isoo,—the establishment of Vi S'. 3 hanuel upon the throne of Italy, and f C|; Vacation of nearly all the peninsula. Mazzini’s first actual parti qq Cb. in a revolutionary movement occi § 1830, when, inspired to action by th 5- 5* |h Kev oJulion, the young patriots, ,°o Sjazzini aud Kufiui among them, fora: to irios of conspiracies to overthrow the in Gov ernments. Their scheme had not gone far, however, before the participants were detected and imprisoned. Mazzini, after a confinement of six months, was released, and betook himself to Marseilles, along with other Italian exiles, and never again saw his native land for seventeen .years. He did not cease for a moment, how ever, his efforts in his country’s behalf. It was at Marseilles, during the first year of his «xile, that Mazzini organized the league known as Young Italy, and founded a jour nal of that name as its organ. “ Young Italy ” was, in some sense, an offshoot of the well-known order of Carbonari, to which Mazzini and the most of his followers be longed. It indicted the death pen alty upon its members in certain cases, and was bound together by secret oaths. Its motto was, “Liberty, Equal ity, Humanity;” and within it Mazzini or <;anizea a scheme for raising guerrilla hands throughout Italy, for use when the proper time should arrive. This conspiracy was discovered and defeated. This, together with the assassinations of “Young Italy,” and the discovery of military conspiracies in Piedmont, which were also traced to Mazzini, worked against him so that he was forced to leave France. He took refuge in Switzerland, which then became the head quarters of his order. At Geneva, Mazzini, Roman Soltyk, and others of the Council of War, planned, late in 1533, the Savoy insurrection, and * engaged General Ka mormo, a Polish revolutionist, to lead their armies. In February following, Kamoriuo, with a wretched force' of about a thousand men, —very much like those mobs of outlawed ragamuffins and . honest patriots, incongnionslj'mixed, which have been concerned in so many similar ex peditions since that day,—made his attack upon a small Savoyard port with the inten tion of seizing Chambery, the capital, and marching thence upon Piedmont. Getting word, however, that the Government troops were marching against him, Kamoriuo lied incontinently, leaving his followers to be gobbled up by the enemy. Mazzini himself was in Switzerland all the while. After the lailme of this enterprise, he immediately began organizing a more extensive political movement, in for th eiance of which he enlarged the scope of “ Yonng Italy,’* which took in ■similar organizations of Poles, etc., and called the whole “Young Europe.” The 1 oiitical of Mazzini, which had become thoroughly developed at this time, expressed In the platform of Young Europe,” aud in .the work called “ Foi et Avenir,” which, ho published in' the following year at Biel, Switzerland. The fundamental principles .of the organization were faith in God and iHis lawß. and in humanity as the sole inter preter of those laws. His ideal Republic . has the principle of association largely de .> eloped as the foundation of a bond ot love rAnd union between all mankind. This as sociation, however, was to be religious rather • .than political. His league was designed, .he said, to supersede the oldEuropoof Kings 1)y the young Europe of the People; it was _ a conllict between the modern .principles of freedom, and the medueval sys tem of servitude; between the modern sen timents of equality, and the old spirit of •caste, monopoly, and privileges. In fact, .Mazzini haa the principles which have since been evolving in behalf of reform in Europe well crystallized in his active brain. His werk, alieady referred to, was the produc tion of a philosopher and a keen analyst of •political problems, as well as of an eloquent (philanthropist and agitator of society. Oth er productions of his pen, on all topics, from music to statecraft, and in nearly every European language, bespeak literary talent of a very high order. HU essay upon the Third Kapolcon, contributed to the Fort- JiciUiv, a short time before the upen ding ol the Franco-Praßsia.ii war, was oue of the ablestessays ever written upon Euro pean politic. Mazzini appears to have been much more successful as a developer of ideas and a leader of public feeling than as an organizer of men. His “Young Europe” fell away From him within two years, aud in ISj? he was driven out cf Switzerland, whence he betook himself + o London. From that point, and from a secret haunt near Geneva, he directed, dr at feast instigated, several other revolutionary movements in Italy and other parts of Europe. In ISI7 he formed an “In ternational League of Peoples,” of a purpose similar to that his former league, but not embracing the principal tenets of the present “ International” organization, whose objects . and methods Mazzini did not approve. In IS4S, after the Lombardian revolution, he revisited Italy, and was received at Milan with much enthusiasm. He was soon ulungcd neck deep in another revolution, at Milan, aud offered to enlist as a common poldicr under Garibaldi, This movement failed, like the rest, and Mazzini fled to *wit Zetland again—soon to return, however, ami be elected to the Council of the short lived Homan Kepublic, proclaimed in Feb ruary, and dissolved in the July fol lowing, by Marshal Oudinot, representing the French force of intervention. Mazzini then returned to London, where he formed a general revolutionary alliance with Ledru-Kollin, Kossuth, aud other pa triots, and where he has spent the most of fife time since. His name has been associ ate,—no doubt correctly,—with several rev olutions, including the Dagger Revolt at Milan, in 18.VJ; the Orsini insurrection at Milan, in 1S>1; the Genoese insurrection in lsr*T, and the attack upon the Papal power in which was only foiled by the return of the French troops to the defence of the Pope. Ma/zini did not affiliate as readily as Gari baldi did with the cause of Victor Eman uel, in ibiXMX). Indeed, being a man of mach moio fixed convictions, and a much deeper thinker than Garibaldi, and, withal, much It ss of a hair-brained adventurer, he was lets ready to join in the popular hurrah of the moment than the over-rated soldier of Caprera. Mazzini was charged by Orsini and others of his whilom confederates of being reckless of the lives of his agents, aud without prescience of the results of his un dertakings. It would seem as if there were some truth m these allegations; but all his associates have always attributed to him great singleness and purity of purpose aud incorruptible Integrity. Ho devoted a life’s exertions and a large fortune to the cause for which he labored, living upon almost nothing, and rendering strict account of the large sums which were from time to time entrusted to bis keeping. Mazzini was pos sessed of a fascinating personal appearance and address, it having been said of him, in his prime, by one of his foremost opponents, that “There was something in his dark, lu minous eyes, and in his majestic hrow, which commanded, obedience.” It is lair to say that not only Jay Gould hut all Kew York was astonished yester day, when a dozen honorable citizens, repre senting the rightful owners of the Erie Kail way, and determined upon an honest ad ministration of the affairs of that corpora tion, walked into the Grand Opera House, took possession, voted themselves and other safe men to the Directory, toned Jay Gould out of his Presidency, put John A. Dix in his place, ousted David Dudley Field, , and thrust his worst enemy, Barlow, into his office as attorney,—and all in spite of Gould’s strategic advantages aud his guard of forty police men, It appears to. have been a piece of sharp practice, hardly distinguishable from some of Fisk and Gould’s tricks—that is. seizing an opportunity when Gould was said to beout-of town (though he declares he was not), to call, through the Vice-Presi dent, an election of officers; also tearing up an injunction, served by an officer of a Court, and proceeding in defiance thereof. Bat can it be that such gilt-edged citizens as John A. Dix. H. L. Stebbins, and Attorney -Gen eral Barlow would engage in a conspiracy or otler illegal movement J Ac all events, the honest public will hope that the new Directory will pass muster in the courts,and thattbe Fisk-Gould administration is among the things of the past. -Senator Chandler seized the occasion of the absence of both, the Illinois Senators yesterday, to reel oli‘ a few petitions from Michigan lumbermen, together with a reso lution of his own, for recommitting the Chicago Relief bill for the third time. This last he hoped to get considered, by unani mous consent; but was foiled by the Vice president, who reminded him of the courte sies of the Chamber, and persuaded him to wait a day. ®J)je VOLUME 25. NEW YORK. An Astonishing Eeyolntion in the Erie Directory. Gould and Eight of the Directors Quietly Laid on the Shelf. General Dix the New President, and General McClellan Vice President. in Interesting Acconnt by the Party who Engineered the Affair. A Hitch in the Hall Trial Cansed by the Sickness of a Juror. More developments Connected with the Harlem Court House Swindle. Condition of the Money, Stock, and Gold Markets, Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. the carter blackmailing case. New York, March 11. —The case of Rev. Abra ham Carter, D. D. vs. Emma R. Couch, for al leged blackmailing on pretense of seduction, came np before Judge Dowling to day in tbe pres ence of a large crowd. Tbe plaintiff, who is an eminent Episcopal minister, sat with perfect composure in the Court, surrounded by friends. The defendant was not present, and her counsel, E.Delafleld Smith, stated that she is sick. He said he appeared as counsel for her father, D. L. Couch, of Millbrook, Dutchess County, N. Y, who bad come to take Ms daughter borne, believing she bad fallen, but not irretrievably for she lias never been an inmate of a house of ill-fame. He asked that tbe girl be permitted to waive examination and go home with her father, wrapped np in blankets, holding herself subject to the action of the Grand Jury. Dr. Carter’s counsel, Elbridge Gerry, said to withdraw, the complaint would create the impression in the public mind that the plaintiff desired to avoid investigation, which is the reverse of tbe truth. Defendant’s counsel then asked that Judge Dowling go to her bedroom; in fho Libby House, open Court there, and permit her to waive ex amination. Tbe prosecution finally consented to this, and Judge Dowling proceeded In a car riage to tbe bed-room, where be found Miss Couch sick in bed. Bail was given for her appearance to answer the action of the Grand Jury, and she left with her father to night for her home in Dutchess County. These events have greatly increased public opinion in Dr. Carter’s favor. ‘ MAYOR HALL’S TRIAL to day was adjourned to Friday on the strength of tbe following medical certificate announcing the illness of a juror: Judge I>nlg: Leak Bik: I am attending Mr. Mathias Clark, of No. 325 Greenwich street, who has been suffer ing great nervous prostration since Friday last, and will be unablo to do duty as a juror for several days to come. Mr. Clark suffered an attack of paralysis about ten years ago, and as I fear that a continuance of this kind ot service may induce a second attack. I would earnestly recommend that he be entirely relieved. (Signed) J. W. TVbight, M. D. 8 Chabexc'N Street, March n, 1872. Counsel for prosecution admitted that the Court of Appeals bad decided in such case ad journment for a tew days was essential, but of course further attache of paralysis would be ex pected next Friday. Counsel on both sides agreed it would not answer to proceed with jurors, Mayor Hall's counsel said they desired to go on with the trial immediately or begin anew, hut Judge Daley announced that he would not break up the pres ent trial without the consent of all parties. If the sick juror was well enough the trial would proceed next Friday, and testimony as to the condition of the sick man could then he intro duced. Mr. Stoughton, for the defence. I suggest that the Court take steps in its own way. Judge Daley. The Court will take no steps except in a public way, of course. I cannot dia mite the Jury on the medical certificate. Mr. Tremaine. The discharge of a juror without such necessity as the law allows would be a bar to another trial, and the certificate of any phy sician is insufficient. I ask year Honor to ad journ for a week, with the contingency of only proceeding in case his health admits it. The public interests require that this trial be broken oft' only under overwhelming necessity, and, if need be, the production of evidenoe on which the Court shall determine that the necessity exists. This should not be done. Judge Baly. Of coarse I could not legally dismiss the jury on this certificate, and the fact will have to be ascertained in the usual Judicial way. I adjourn the case to next Friday. • The Ring thus enjoys a vacation lor four days from Garvey’s harrowing revelations. They will devote this delay to breeding other delays. A WICKED ROCHE. Walter Boche, who paid Garvey for plastering his houses on Fifty-first street with County Treasury warrants, was also a leading spirit in the collapsed Bowling Green Savings Bank, which will never pay a cent to its swindled de positors, though Rocbc is worth $700,000 in pro perty ho has transferred to others, to save it irom going bach to ite owners. THE GENERAL ORDER BUSINESS. Collector Arthur s now order, dividing the Gen eral Order business of New York City into dis tricts, effectually knocks the breath out of the celebrated firm of Leet, Stocking & Co. and their profitable monopoly, at the expense of the com merce of this port. Foreign cargoes may now be unloaded elsewhere at a warehouse of Loot & Co., and foreign steamship companies can use their own costly warehouses under United States officials again, which they have not. been able to do before since Beet was detailed from President Grant’s staff to be made immensely rich by a new thing in political favoritism. THE ERIE COUP D’ETAT. The change in the Erie Directory has been the exciting and unexpected feature of the day. One of the morning journals had a double-lead ed editorial paragraph promising good news for Erie reformers within twenty-four hours, but declining to state its details, for fear of giving aid to the enemy. There Is much confusion re garding the transaction taken, but the pith of it is that some Directors became alarmed at the re cent exposures of the extent to which all of them are mixed np in private speculations at the ex pense of the shareholders, and fearing future arrest and prosecution decided on an immediate rupture with Jay Gould. The reverses in the New York Legislature Committee last week were also regarded as the handwriting on the wall. The meeting to-day was held at the Erie office, in the Grand Opera House. A large force of police- was stationed throughout the building, admitting none who were not entitled to a voice in the impending business. The meeting was originally called to fill ten a vaoances in the Board of Directors, but the Di rectors resigned one after another until a sweep was made of the old Board and a new one elect ed. The morning opened gloomily In Wall street, the knowing ones selling out their speculative ventures without regard to profit. Erie broke to Ssg,a decline from the early 374. Street speculators were unable for several hours to compre hend this new stylo of tactics. The Erie bombshell exploded about 1 o’clock; the report rapidly flying that jay Gould had been superseded os Presidency General Dix, while General Geo. B, McClellan was made Superintendent. It is said that F. A- Lane, one of the Directors, engineered this new departure. TIIE MONEY MARKET ruled active during the morning at 7 per cent gold, but before the close et banking hours, through the manipulations of the bears, i-ic addi tional was exacted. Discounts dull at l. GOLD tame at HOS'HOi. GOVERNMENT RONDS Quiet but firm, with steady investment Inquiry, savings basks purchasing considerable amounts. Foreign bankers bought liberally for shipment, ■while the floating supply on the street is small. PACIFIC RAILROAD SECURITIES. Union Pacific closed at S6go. Pacific Mail, cigo, Central Pacific bonds at 1,02i®102|. Union Pa cific firsts 02c, Land-giants, 831®833, and Incomes, 822 S-82|0. [To the Associated Press.] THE ERIE DEVOLUTION. New York, March 11—The offices of the Erie BalJroad were filled about roon, with policemen, under Captain Petty, at the instance of Jay Gould, who desired that they should be on hand to await the developments of the meeting of the Boardof Directors called to-day. The officers were distributed m different parts of the build ing, beginning at the entrance on Twenty-third street, and from there to the lobbv, and at the ucors or each of the private offices, no one being admitted to any part of the building without per mission from Gould or his, officers. Gould was in earnest conversation with Mr. Sherman and David Dudley Field. Dr- Eldridge walked nervously up and down the room, and Henry Smith, of Smith, Gould & Martin, showed great anxiety- At ten minutes past 12 there was a bustle at the outer door. A party of ton gen tlemen pushed away the sentries, and wore re ceiy ed by Frederick A. Lane, an old bosom friend or Fisk, at the head of tho staircase. This party or gentlemen weieas follows: General John A. Dix, General Geo. B. McClellan, Attorney Gen eral 8. M. L. Barlow, Wm. B. Travers, H. L Slebbms, Charles Day, W. W. Sherman, of the nim of Duncan, Sherman & Co., and Justin D. w bite. These gentlemen advanced directlv Through the hall to President Gould's room, then passed into'the Directors* apartment of the Erie Bead, leaving Generals Dix and McClellan, and others, in the ante-room. The following nine, who compose the majority of the old Directors, ordered the room cleared and com menced voting for now Directors. Messrs. Hilton, Simmons. George C. Hall, Thompson, 11. N. Otis. Archer, Ramsdell, Justin D. White, and P. A. Lane. They sent for Gould, Sherwood, Dr. Bluridge. and Drake, who refused to join the Board. Garrison, of the old Boardof Directors, was absent, and Mr. Sissons was sick. As the Directors were about to ballot for General Dix as a new Director. Shearman, attorney for the Erie Boad, presented an injunction against farther ac tion by the Board. He was pushed violently out of the room, and the injunction tom into tatters. In a few moments Shearman appeared, headed by Captain Petty and forty policemen. “By what authority does Shearman appear in this room with a crowd of policemen f’ exclaimed Barlow, greatly excited. •*I am here by order of J. Gould to preserve the peace, but I am ordered not to recognize you gentlemen.” ” You, Mr. Shearman, have no right here; yon or your Secretary,*’continued Mr.'Lane: “take up jour traps and leave.” Shearman did not start, but ordered Captain Petty to dissolve the Board as illegal. Captain Petty demurred, and in a few minutes Shearman left the room. Then the voting commenced. General Dix was elected Director, then General McClellan, then Wm. B. Travers, then H- G Steb bins, then General Diven, then W. W. Sherman, of Duncan, Sherman & Co. After that the Board of Directors had everything their owm way. Gene ral Dix was elected President of the Erie Hoad in place of Jay Gould. 0. H. P. Archer was elected President; W. W.Sherman, Treasurer; H. Otis, Secretary, and John W. Hilton was re-eleot ed Railroad Transportation Clerk. Barlow now oftered a resolution that David Dudley Field aud Shearman be dismissed as eouneel for the Erie Road. This was carried, and S. L. M. Barlow was elected counsel in their places, both for the company and tbe Erie Direc tors. A resolution was passed that tbe Treas urer pay no orders for money, and that all the employes of the Erie Road should pay no atten tion to any one but President Dix and Vice Presi dent Archer, it was then ordered that every old officer of the Erie Road should be notitled of the resolu tion, and instructed to disobey Gould or the old officials. Then thqßoard adjourned. Gould says their action is Illegal, and that the new officers will not be obeyed. .Ab Barlow went out be remarked to Cantain Petty and Ms forty policemen : “ Gentlemen, it must bo apparent to you that u revolution has taken place, and that j ou are not wanted. It is rumored that Gould will be arrested this evening. The following is a list of the former Board of Directors not having resigned, and who are mem bers of the new Board ; Dr. Eldridge, of Elmira ; Mr. Archer, John Oanson, of Buffalo ; Jay Gould, Homer Ramedell, H. M. Smith, Mr. Sherwood and Mr. Drake. During the proceedings Judge Barrett made hi* appearance and was warmly greeted bv Jay Gouid and Mr. Field. It is alleged that the'mem bers of the Board of Directors who retired one by one did so in the interest of the English stock holders and Great Western Railway Company. The President of the Board alone has power to call a meeting except in case of his absence,when the Vice-President may call a meeting at the re quest in writing of two members. On Saturday the Vice-President called a meeting of the Board, stating that the President wts absent. News of this leaked out and an ap plication stating that the President was not absent, and that lie had not received a request to call a meeting was made to Judge lugrahum for an injunction restraining the meeting, which was granted, the only notice he had received being to attend as a Director. Mr. Gould also stated, on information and belief, that money wad being ireely scattered as bribes. THE DIRECTORS TO GOITLD. Erie Ra.lhoad Company, ) New York. March 8, 1872. > To Jay Gould , Esq., lixsident of the Erie Rail road Company: ■ • 6m; The undersigned, Directors of this Cora puny, having •witnessed, -with deep regret, the crowing distress wldcli pervades the community m regard to its management, deem it their duty’ lo leanest you to call a meeting of the Board, with a view to the consideration of Mich measures and the transaction of such business as may be deemed necessary. Prominent among the embarrass* meats are itsllnances and a'generai want of con fluence in credit of the company. Impressed with the responsibility tvhioh rests on us, we re gard this call for a meeting as an imperative duty and thcreeoore respectfully request.that in compliance with our by-laws you convene the Board at meeting to be held on Monday, the 11th day of March, Just at 12 o’clock. Respectfully yours, (Signed) Fred, A* Lake, George C. Hall, Henry Thomi’sok, John Hilton, O. H. P. Archer. HO.'fEl.' R.UfSDELL, H. H. Otis, Justin D. White, M. H. Simons. Gould Laving taken no aolion on this notiilca ticn, the Vice President, by a similar letter, was requested to call a meeting. Archer, the Vice President, then directed the Secretary to issue a call for a meeting, which he did. PRESIDENT DIX TO EX-1 “RESIDENT COULD, The meeting over. General Blx indited the fol lowing letter to tlie deposed President; Joy Oovld, Esq. : Bear 8m: At a regular meeting of the Board ot Directors of the Erie Railway Company, held tbls day, a full quorum of the Board being present, you were unanimously icmovcd from tlie ofllce os President of rhe road and as a member of tlie Exe cutive Committee, and I was unanimously (h cted as President in your place. I now notify jou of ibe facts, by order of the Board of Blrec loie, and demand ihat joushall surrender to me all papers and documents in your possession heretofore as such President, and tbatyou forth with cease to Interfere with the performance of any duties as such President of the Brio Raii i oad Company, which I have already resumed. (Signed) John A Bix, President of Erie Railway Company. 2Jareh 31, 1672. THE LETTER DELIVERED, Tho task of delivering this letter was entrusted to United States Marshal Growler, who at once proceeded to execute the business. General Sickles accompanied the Marshal on his mission, .la; Gould was at this moment in the President’s room, surrounded by a strong guard of police men. General Sickles approached the door, and in stentorian tones demanded admittance. No notice was taken of the demand, and the door remained absolutely closed; but the applicants for admission were not to bo denied. Force was employed. The door was broken in, and, despite the opposition of the police, the anti-Gould men succeeded in effecting an entrance Then ensued a scene as ludicrous as unprecedented. Gould, with every appearance of alarm and surprise, rushed from the President's chair, hotly pursued by Crowley. It is asserted that Gould sought to intercept pursuit by upsetting chairs and desks in the path of Crowley. Finally the hunted ex- President found refuge in one of the rooms, the door of which was banged in the face of Crow ley. But even here ho was not safe, as Crowley succeeded in getting in, and serving him with iheletter. The moment be read the letter Gould became calm, apparently feeling that the game was up. lie soon after retired to the legal of fices of the Brie Company, where he remained closeted with Sherman during the evening. ‘ DIX TAKES POSSESSION. After Gould’s flight. Generall>ix, accompanied by Archer, General Sickles, and others, entered the President’s room and formally assumed con trol. It was feared that some of tho roughs, who were lounging about,wouldattempttogject them, but these apprehensions proved groundless. Tho only contestant was Shearman, who claimed the right to remain, and protested against the pro ceedings of the Dix party. His protests were disregarded, and he was unceremoniously ejected from the room. TRANSFER OF ALLEGIANCE. The new President ef the Erie Koad, General Dix, retired from the scene of conflict as soon as it became evident that a complete victory had been gained, and the foe utterly routed. He left behind him Mr. Archer to gather the fruits of the victory. Archer’s first work in this direction was to obtain the adherence of the officers of the road to the new rc&imc. In a majority of the cases no difficulty was experienced on this scene, the officers freely signifying their allegiance to the new President and Dire3tors. Among those who declined at first to commit themselves was Mr. Bucker, General Superintendent. Between Mr. Bucker and General Sickles a rather excited discussion took place, the General insisting that Bucker should recognize General Dix as President of the road. Bucker. for a con siderable time, sought to avoid committing him self, and finally pleaded for a private conference with General Sickles. The result was that be, tco. gave in his adherence to the new regime, and wrote the following letter: Office of GeneralSuferintendent, \ Erie Kailroad, March 11. 3 To Omercrl John A. Dix, Resident of the Eric Railroad Company: Sin: I‘have the honor to acknowledge the re ceipt of your communication of this date, and to reply tkat your authority and orders as Presi dent of the Erie Bailway are and shall be re spected by me. T Respectfully, L. D. Rucker, Generol Superintendent. THE AUDITOR COMES ROUND. The following is the Auditor’s letter: Auditor’s Office, I Erie Railroad March 11. 3 Son, John A, Dix, lYesident Erie Railroad: .Sir: I am informed by Vico President Aicher that you have been duly choeen President of this Company.. I, therefore, but do my duty to say to you,-as Ido respectfully, that I recognize your authority, and will obey all orderS*euilnating from yourself aud CHICAGO. TUESDAY, MAKCH 12 1872.-SIX PAGES. the Board of Directors you represent, as well ai the Executive Committee this day chosen. (Signed) G. P. Monosini, Auditor. HOW THE THING WAS DONE. George Conch, who formerly represented the Englibh .stockholders in the interest ot Fish aul Gould, and who now, apparently, is on the other side, gives the following to the press. Gould and party say “this is all a conspiracy and a combination in the * interests of McHenry, and that a fcbor t time ago, if we had got a chance, we would put in all Englishmen, which is contra* dieted by onr putting In all Americans. The talk that the interests of the road are subservient to thof© of the Atlantic & Great Western is merely a weak assertion of the enemy. As to the alleged conspiracy, the names of the men we have here now on the new Board are those of men not likely to go into any underhand conspiracy. It would not pay them to do it, and they would not be here to take op position if they had not known that this was done on a sound basis and sohnd legal advice. The manner in which it was done was this: The English stockholders were determined to have it settled, one way or the other. They made the mistake of sending the wrong man. First they made a blunder on the Legislature and Courts. The money of the Company was being wasted, and they did nothing. But at the downfall of Tammany there was a grand rally, and they de termined to take Legislative action again, think ing the downfall of Tammany was a triumph of i virtue over vice; that they would carry every thing before them, and that the downfall of Erie would follow the downfall of Tammany; by Legislative action the elections would be ordered in July, and the road would ho thrown into bankruptcy. They determined to make an other move. General Sickles watf coming over for the Republican party to Albany to press other Republican measures. He had been acting for some time as counsel of the Eaglish stockholders, and he was appointed head center. General Sickles moved his column skilfully forward and gained ground In the Legislature, and was sup ported by Attorney General Barlow by hank movement iu the Courts. All the lime I was travelling with the corpora tors here, and not in the employ of Fisk ami Gould individually, I was travelling over tho line. The more I saw of Gould the more I was convinced that he was not pursuing the line of policy we expected. Conversing with other T’- oeotors, tho old solid men who helped up the com pany, they all along lamented that this state of things existed, %nd that most things were done by the Executive Committee, and that the Direc tors were not able to And out halt the time what was going on, and some of them stayed away altogether, but were longing for a change. Nearly all of themhad warm personal friendships for Fisk, which de layed their action. The bullet that killed Fisk killed Gould’s friends, and we have not heard to day a single regret from any man. I went over to London in November to confer with the stock holders and bring about a settlement of this thing. This matter was to the commerce of tho two countries what the Alabama claims are in politics. No American could getr an enterprise curried through. The disclosures in regard to the Erie management chocked everything. Peo plewhoneverowneda dollar in Erie were just us anxious to have the matter settled. I undertook to take charge of their aU’alra, and I said that there were a good many litre who, if convinced that this movement was on the part of hona fide holders of stock, would do all in their power; but tho majority were poor men, and would have resigned long ago, but that they felt it their duty to stay and watoh the interests they wore elested to watch. General Sickles, as I said, was head centre of the move ment, and worked in a masterly manner, and all credit is due him, for he worked night and day. He was pushing his columns victoriously for ward, when I came to America, and gave him an inside view of Erie, and told him what had already happened to the stockholders, and it surprised him as ranch as others. Ever since I landed I was watched by Gould's detect!vea, and I was ap proached with bribes of any amount if I would only wotkiu tho Gould interest, and Gould want ed to get me up to his bouse, but all the time J managed to direct their attention away from l.tieaud diiected it to Albany, looking out for tome astounding developments; but I found the people all the time determined to put an end to Gould’s rascalities The Directors, that Is the good Dilectors, all the old Board with tho ex ception of Eldtldgo, Sherwood, ana Drake, <*h« trained to call a mooting. Gould put it off by every possible delay, for he knew tbat these men would not fol low hie courses, and he attempts to put in men who would carry out his schemes, and for that purpose he hud put iu Sherwood and Drake. The truth was, he wanted to stave off the meet ing, and threatened tu throw the road into bank ruptcy, and made other threats, for rale or ruin was his deUnuination. Delay after delay took place in this despotic fashion, until at last a meeting was called by nine members of his Board. On Saturday last they called u meeting, and lltiding that ho could no longer oppose them, he summoned a mcetingfor 12 o’clock to-day. The members of the Board, that is, a majority of the Board who were disposed to do tho proper thing, were present, and the minority, Gould’s men, stayed away under his directlona. They were heio in the building, such as Sherwood and El dridge, but they did not dare to face tho music, and Gould himself was in the Council room, aud Henry M. Smith was running backwards and forwards giving orders. We knew what the ene my was doing, and about half-past 11 o’clock the new members of the Board, G. B. McClellan and others, were rendezvoused at Barlow’s house, sccdnipanifd by General Porter and Counsellor McFarlHid, all the time acting under legal advice. Acting on a kind of Chian duty, and before Gould got his sentries posted, my men took np their places next to the Director’s room, where Gould’s Directors were in session. The meeting had scarcely commenced when in rushed a force of men undercoramand of the Sheriff, and attempted to clear us all out. There were about twenty or thirty of them. We Hanked them by sondiug a notification to the Directors that an order had arrived from Gould to clear us out. and they invited us to remain, which we told the men in charge aud they did not know how to act. Gould theu sent word to clear out the whole lot of ns, aud tho force made a rush for tho Director’s room. Mr, Archer behaved nobly. He had contested Fisk’s older before that, and he was Arm and collected, nnd when the Sheriff and his diojx found such gentlemen as McClellan and others sitting around the board, men of character and standing, they dare not move. Gould sent iu order alter order to clear the men out, and the fact was, tho BheriA's men would not obey the 01 tiers ; they wore afraid. Once the new mem bers were in they elected the men I have named, *nd they went in and took their seats, one by one, ujjri the others resigned. They ouiv wanted to lave their account* examined by Mr. Stebbias anc otheis, and have the proceedings regulated. When Gould sent in tho order to clear tho room, Mr. Shearman, his counsel, who represented him. said ‘‘That is a false move, and I cannot, sit here to countenance him.” Then the Board went on until they removed Gould from the ‘•Nice of President, and closed doors, and went into session. A cry Is raised.that all this is done in the interest or iho Atlantic & Great Western, but we have already put in sutlioient answer to tbat. The fact is, Gould threatened, a few days ago, to throw tho road into bankruptcy. I will tell you what we did while making arrangements to have him ousted by his own Board. We stood ready, if he sprung a mine, and said the Board could not meet its liabilities with £5,000,000, which was all that we wanted. And now wo arc able to crush out all the evils that have been preying on us. As the speaker concluded, several ollicers of tho Company came up and shook hands with him, congratulating him on the victory achieved. THE CARTGR-rOUrif CASE. In the case of Rev. Dr. Carter against Miss Emma Couch, on a charge of blackmailing, the woman was reported by her counsel too sick to appear in Court, and Judge Dowling, with coun sel, went to the hotel, where she was formally examined, and given into charge of her father, to betaken to Connecticut- Her counsel moved for h dismissal oi the complaint in order that she might have a chance to reform, but the prosecu tion would not consent, and the case will be tried, she giving ball to appear. ** .IDMEL WILL CASE. A Juryman in the Jumel will case being sick, it will be tried before eleven jurymen. HARLEM COURT HOUSE SWINDLE. More developments connected with the Harlem Court House swindle are published. Over $203,501) have been paid from the County Treasury for this building, which has not reached above the foundation walls yet. Among the items are bills for black walnut aud other lumber for Aoora which are proved to have been delivered at the house of Senator Henry W. Genet, as well as iron wozk. carpenters’ and laborers’ services, etc. One Michael J. Quigg swears tbat-Genet stated that he intehded building his new resi dence out of the appropriations for the new Court House, and make the City Treasury foot the bill, OWNER WANTED. A package containing a quantity of bonds, sev eral mortgages, promissory notes, title deeds and other valuable papers, supposed to belong to M. B. Abell & Co., Alton, 111., was found by Officer Martin, at the corner of Twonty eixtn street and Fourth avenue. They are iu possession of the property clerk awaiting a claimant. ELECTED MEMBER OP THE LAW INSTITUTE. Ira Shafer, one of the counsel for the Mayor, was to-day elected a member of the Law Insti tute despite the opposition of the Bar Associ ation. THE FERRY-BOAT SUITS. The Staten Island ferry-boat Westfield has been seized by the Sheriff of Kings County to satisfy the judgment in favor of Mrs. Madden, whoso husband was killed by the explosion. The widow of Prof. Chenieriere commenced to day one of the series of suits against the owners of the Westfield. She lost her husband and four chil dren, and sustained personal injury. THE PETROLEUM INTEREST. The Petroleum Association has appointed a committee to visit the oil regions, in order to de vise measures to counteract the ill effects result ing from existing monopolies. MURDER AND ROBBERY. Carlo Vogt has been arrested in Philadelphia, charged with murdering Chevalier Bußols de Bianco, in Brussels, last October, setting fire to his house, and stealing securities valued at £lO,- COO. A portion of the stolen property was found on > ogt, whp has been brought here lor oxamina lion. FORGERIES UNEARTHED IN RUSSIA. The World says extensive forgeries have been perpetrated on the Russian Empire by an organ ized band of thieves who have not entered the Empire, but disseminated forgeries by agents in Russia. One of the gang, arrested in Odessa witn a large amount of forged bank notes in his possession was tried and convicted. The operations of the rogues in hank notes, how ever, were but a trifle compared with their for geries of Russian railway shares. Over 500,000 roubles werth of those forged railway shares were seized m Odessa alone, and almost as large amounts In Moscow andßt Petersburg. Russian secret police have been sent to nearly all the cou *lP, e st. a * c *^ 68 * aa well as London, to unearth the chief forgers if possible. ILL. monS? Ce^°r Ferr * s dangerously ill of pnen- The case is before the general term of the Su perior Court, in which Win. M. Tweed. Jr., being receiver, in a suit where $38814 were collected, charged S3BT» 60 as fees. His report was confirmed pT “ u dg® McCuon, and appealed on the ground mat me charges were excessive. Decision re served. WASHINGTON. Conclusion of the Civil Service Reform Debate in the Senate. The Appropriation for the President’s Use Carried by a Small Majority, Testimony Taken in the Custom House and Arms Sales In vestigations. ,&n Anti-1 and-Grant Resolution Adopted In the House With out a Division. Another Batch of Michigan Pro tests Against the Chicago Relief Bill. Senator Trumbull’s Connection with the Celebrated McArdle Case, General Longstreet Resigns theSur veyorship of New Orleans., Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. Washington, March 11.—The second land grant of the session was tried in the House to day, but with poor success. Mr. Lowe, of Kansas, under took to engineer the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe bill—which Senator Pomeroy and Representa tive Twitobell had failed to start in the Senate through the House. Both Tyner aud Holman, of Indiana, objected to its consideration. Mr. Lowe moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, and demanded tellers, this being a trick by wMch members who do not care to appear for a meas ure on a call of tbe yeas and nays are often secured. While the vote was being taken Mr. Twitobell, who is President of the road, was very active around among the desks, urging members to pass it, but in spite of all efforts a quorum could not be mustered, and the tellers abandoned their posts for a motion to adjourn. A motion for a call of the Horae finally secured a quorum, when Mr. Lowe, at the suggestion of Twitobell, withdrew. Among the prominent members who voted to take np the bill were Banka, Dawes, Hooper, Hoar, Poland, Farwell, Palmer, Town send, Sargoant, Halsey, Kelly, and Garfield. navy department investigation. The resolution presented by Mr. Blair, of Michigan, to day, fora special Committee to in vestigate cei tain transactions In tbe Navy De partment, is tbo result of inquiries which the House Committee on Claims, of which Blair is Chairman, has been prosecuting with much care for some two weeks. The Committee has boon over considerable of the ground covered by the reso lution, and satisfied themselves that tbo charges made should bo met. find that the House could not properly allow them to pass. The standing of Mr. Blair as a Republican is a guarantee that the movement was in no sense designed for more political effect. CHICAGO kelief bill. Senator Chandler, in the Senate, this morning, presented several protests from Michigan lum beimoni' against the passage of the Chicago Re lict bill. One of those was from the Saginaw Valley Lumber Association, to which seventy signatures were attached, and others from the comities of Sanilac and Huron, 4 iu Mich igan which had about the same num ber of ' protestants. The peculiarity of these documents is that they are printed, and employ precisely similar language in their introductory remonstrance. The effao: of this printed remonstrance is that tho passage of tho Kelief bill would occasion such a decline in prices ot lumber os to rain tho lumber in terests in Michigan. One ot the printed protests, to-dny,bad the following argument against the bill interlined: Should tho bill prevail, the decline in prices ot lumber, caused by the immense increase in pro duction, aggravated by taking off the duties, will be attributed by free traders solely to the omission of duties, and bo used by them as a powerful argument against the great industries which are paying the National dent. Mr. Chandler also sent to the Clerk’s desk a resolution asking that the Kelief bill might be recommitted to the Finance Committee, asuav eral delegations were on their way here from Michigan who desired to ho heard against the hill. The Vice President called Chandler’s atten tion to the fact that neither of the Illinois Sena tors weie in Uieir seats, when tho Michigan Sena tor consented to have the resolution lay on the table, but gave notice that be would move such reference to-morrow, or at the first convenient ox>portunity. The friends of the bill hope to defeat such reference on the ground tbht the bill has been twice committed, and twice reported by tho Committee, and also on the better ground that it is a mischievous pre cedent to establish, after ample time has been given for alt interests to bo hoard, to open a cose alter it has virtually been made up for legislative action. It will be urged that the lumber inter ests are already amply represented in the San- ; ate, and that all the arguments at the disposal of the protestants can bo mado in open session through the two Michigan Senators. GENERAL I.ONGSTREET has resigned as Surveyor of New Orleans. It is reported that his letter contains a very strong statement concerning Custom Houao matters in that city. TIIE CUSTOM HOUSE INVESTIGATION. The main points brought out in the Senate Arms Committee to-day were that the carbines and cartridges heretofore proved to have been sold to Remington. Oct. 13, the day they were ascertained to be French agents, but probably before the despatch announcing them as such was read, were not actually delivered until Nov. 00.- SOUTHERN CLAIMS. The House Committee on Claims are preparing a report and two bills upon the recommendation of the Southern Claims Commission. One bill provides for that class of claims which the com mission allow in fail, and another for those al lowed in part. One bill calls for $410,000, another for $75,000. About $5,000,000 of these claims are entirely rejected. SENATOR TRUMBULL AND THE M’ARDLE CASE, The Administration organ here to-day revamps the Chandler story with reference to Tram ball's connection with tlie MoArdle case, asserting that the Illinois Senator was employed by Andy John son’s counsellor the Governmentlnsaid case,with a fee ef SIO,OOO, and then goes on to intimate that such employment had much to £o withTrunr bull’s subsequent vote on impeachment. This is a mere matter of history. The following facts in connection with that case will somewhat destroy its supposed damaging effect: Senator Trumbull was employed by Secretary Stanton and General Grant to act as Government counsel in this case, and not by. Andy Johnson, the constitutionality of the Reconstruction acts being involved in this case, and Johnson haying vetoed them m a message declaring them unconstitutional, and Attorney General Stanbury, sympathizing with Johnson in his opposition, having refused to represent the Government. On this occasion Mr. Trumbull was resorted to by the Secretary of War and the General of the Armies as best fitted to act as counsel for the Government, especially in view of his legislative connection with the re construction measures. THE PENSION LAWS. It is understood that in the codification of the Pension laws, decisions in regard to the degree of disability will be referred to a Board of five medical officers. Instead of to the judgment of a single surgeon, as it is now believed that this will operate more favorably to the pensioners than the present mode. BATES, District Attorney Batea’letter, refusing tore sign ae requested by the Attorney General, was today forwarded to the Department of Justice. It covers sixteen pages and expostulates agaiiat bis removal. It is anticipated here that if Bates persists in bis refusal to resign that we shall have a repetition of the old Boutwell-Pleasanton fight. SENATOR STJSINER’S HEALTII. Senator Sumner has so far recovered his health as to be able to attend his Senatorial duties. Be was in his seat to-day. £To the Associated Press.] NEW YORK CUSTOM HOUSE INVESTIGATION. Washington, March 11.—The New York Cum tom House investigators met and issued an order. summoning one Rasmere, from Newark, to testify. A lettef from A. A. Moore, of New York, was read, asking how he can best give Informa tion in bebalf of tbe Administration. W. H. Townley, Assistant Appraiser, gave a circum stantial account of tbe manner of tbe seizure of smuggled tobacco and cigars, the examination of passengers* luggage, etc, Tbe heaviest month in damages by orders was last February, when 679 were issued out of 18,000 importations. Tbe Committee to‘ok a recess. Tbe Committee in the afternoon resumed the examination of Mr. Townley. He was examin ed regarding tbe removal of Republicans from tbe Custom House because they bad as politi cians opposed Collector Murphy’s wishes, and also denied the truth of tbo testimony heretofore given by Josiah Rich against bis ollioial conduct. As to the charges of fraud which have been so freely made in connection with the Appraiser’s Office. while be did not say that the officers were all alike competent, be did say they were all actuated by honest purposes, and be defied any one to show corruption in bis division. This was the only witness examined to-day. The Commit tee adjourned until to-morrow. THE ARMS INVESTIGATION*. Colonel Crispin. Ordnance Officer at the New York stores daring the decal year, was examined this morning before the House Committee. He denied all knowledge of the destination of the arms sold, except that a largo quantity of them wore delivered where the French steamers lay. Mr. McNally, Chief Clerk of the Ordnance Ruieau, to-day uroduced copies of letters and records before the Senate Investigating Com mittee, concerning sales of arms, and In reply to a question by Mr. Carpenter said that he' did not know the Governmental officer who made a dollar in consequence of the sole of these ord nance stores. Colonel Bennett was also examined. In reply to a question by Mr. Sohurz he said he did not know of any written order of construction put by the Secretary of War on the statute af 1863 in relation to the sale of ordnance stores. He had always understood, however, that the construc tion put upon it by General Scofield was that the advertising of a small lot of arms, or stores of a certain kind, would justify the subsequent sale of any amount of the same kind of stores with out advertising. This construction was clearly put by Schurzmtbe following question: It ap pears from the advertisement here that 29,tc0 breech-loaders were advertised for sale, and bids were invited thereupon publicly. Now, a party desiring to buy arms might not desire to buy 2,000, but might desire te buy 20,000. The 2,000, therefore, would not be sold. These 2,0c0 advertised not having been sold, would you consider the Department authorized to sell the rest at private sale on the strength of that advertisement! Is that the construction I Answer. Yes, that would be the contruotlon. Colonel Bennett’s examination will be continued at the next meeting. BONDS REDEEMED. The total amount of 1862 bonds redeemed by Secretary Bontwel), under three calls to date, is ub follows: First call, |u0,087,550 second. $5,096.- SSO; third, $4,074,000. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. The President returned this morning. Several Senators and Representatives called at the White House and bad interviews during tbe fore noon. SECRETARY BODTWELL. The Secretary of the Treasury was at the De railment to-riay, but transacted no business. He bas not yet quite recovered from Ms recent iud imposition. nominations. The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-day : John H. * Harris, Post master at Kansas City. Mo.; Chaplain James J. Kane, to be advanced in Ms grade after Chap lain Darrance, for extraordinary heroism daring theiebeliou. THE JAPANESE The Japanese Embassy made an official call on Governor Cooke this afternoon at his residence. TARIFF ANB REVENUE. Some of the Committee of Ways and Means say they will not be able to thoroughly revise the Tariff and Internal Revenue bills tbia session, and, therefore, the measures to bo reported will only be partial in their character. CONGRESSIONAL. SENATE. Washington, March 11. CHICAGO RELIEF KILL. Mr. CHANDLER presented several remon strances against the Relief bill. He also stated that a Committee of Nine, representing the lum ber interests of tbe Saginaw Valley, were on their way to Washington, to protest against the bill. He moved that it tie referred back, to give the Committee an opportunity to be hoard, but Messrs. Logan and Trumbull being absent, he did not press the motion. CENSUS REPORT, Twelve thousand copies or the census report wero ordered to be printed, _ MAIL SERVICE. Mr. COLE Introduced a bill to provide for mall service between San Francisco, Tahiti, and the Marquesas Islands. KANSAS INDIAN LANDS. Mr. HARLAN, Jrom the Committee on Indian Allaire* reported,-with amendment, the bill fdr the appraisement and sole ol Kansas Indian lands, in the State of Kansas. I'URUC RCILWNO FOR CARSON, NEW Mr. NYK introduced a bill appropriating SIOO, CCo for a Government building at Carson, Nav. ADI’KOI’KIATION BILL. ! At the expiration of the morning hoar* the Ap* piopriutiou bill •was taken up. Mr. SHERMAN said that the Tariff bill was set down for to-day, and he would insist on going on with U when the pending bill was dis posed of. The pending question on the Appropriation bill was the amendment appropriating §50.000 to be expended by the President for the promotion of the Civil Service. Mr. TRUMBULL addressed the Senate on'the Civil Service Reform. In replvto a remark made by Sir. How©, on Friday, he denied that he ever forged political anathemas against the President or has spoken disrespectfully of him. He had neither abased the President nor fawned upon him. Mr. Trnmbnll then spoke in general terras of the corrupt condition of the Civil Service, aad argued that the bill introduced by him last year, prohibiting recommendations to oOlce by mem bers of Congress, would be one important meas ure of reform. Mr. CARPENTER asked him to leave gloomy generalities and come down to details. Mir. TRUMBULL replied that there was no lack ot competent witnesses on the subject. He cited George William Curtis, as an inflnentlal Irlead ot the Administration, and read at length from the tcfctlmony of ox-Secretary Cox as to Civil Service abuses, specifying, among other things, the ap pointment of incompetent and immoral parsons through the influence of members of Congress, the diiltculty of getting such persons removed, and the levying of assessments for political pur poses. Mr. POMEROY said that Secretary Cox pro fessed to have found great dilliAUty in removing jnconipent employes in Jus Department, but his successor turned out sixty-eight in four months. Mr. TRUMBULL then replied to Mr. Morton’s statement, made some weeks since, that he (TrnmbuD) had recommended 103 persons for ap pointments to oflice since the advent of the pres ent Administration. Having been complained of by his constituents for rej using to recommend worthy persona for appointment, and knowing that, since the first year of Lincoln’s administra tion, he had very seldom Interfered in any way in reference to otlice, he had been surprised and somewhat Indignant at hearing Mr. Morton say that he (Mr. Trumbull) was chief among those who had been hanging around the De partments seeking appointments. Even if the statement wore true, ot course it would be no* argument against Civil Service Reform, but it was not true. After hearing Mr. Morton’s state ment he bad written to each of the Departments asking copies of all recommendations made by him, and Hie replies showed that his name did tot appear at ail in connection with any such number as 103. Ilia name appeared ofiener in the Post Office Department man in any other, but even there it appeared only thirty times, although there were abunt 2,000 Postmasters in his State, and in most of these eases ho had not recommended applicants, bat had merely en dorsed their applications 41 respectfully referred to the Postmaster General,” or 44 respectfully re ferred for favorable consideration.” In reference to appointments, air. CARPEN TER said that Mr. Trumbull’s conduct seemed : just like bis own. and asked whether be (Mr. Trumbull) thought there was anything wrong or con upt in it. Mr. TRUMBULL. Ido not think there is any thing wrong in what I did in reference to these papers, but this is not what I referred to. I re icrred to members of Congress going to the De partments and by importunity getting persons appointed to office. Alt. CARPENTER. Did the Senator himself do anything of that kind ? Mr. TRUMBULL. No, sir, Mr. CARPENTER. Nor did I, nor do I be lieve that any Senator ever did. Mr. TRUMBULL said there was not a clerk appointed at his request in the Treasury De partments, Navy Department, or Department of Justice, and only one in the Interior Department, and of those in the Departments with whom his name was connected in any way there was no blood-relation of his, though he had many, and no one related to him in any way, except a Pension Agent, who was brother of his deceased wife, and two others in the Agricultural Department. So for from wearying the Departments with appli cations for appointments, he had written a letter, more than a year and a half ago, in which he had given express notice that he never asked an ap pointment as a personal favor. Mr. TRUMBULL then discussed, the • question how the Civil Service could be reformed, and ad vocated the election of Postmasters by the peo ple, the prohibition of interference with appoint ments by members of Congress, and prohloition of interference in politics by Government officers and employes. The President had power to in troduce any preform In the Civil Service he pleased —the power to elevate patriotism above party, and purity above plunder. Mr. PRaTT said he would vote for the pending appropriation because the President asked for it. but he doubted of the scheme. Mr. SCOTT said it appeared from the Blue- Book that there were about 3,000 officers ap pointed with the consent of the Senate, and so.ooo appointed absolutely at the pleasure of the -Ex ecutive. When the people shall have learned that they are themselves responsible for having bad men in office, then civil reform would he in great part accomplished. Mr. MORTON replied to Mr. Trumbull. He said that in mentioning Mr. Trumbull’s recom mendations to office, he had not said or implied that there was any wrong in making them; the wrong was not in making the recommendations, but in first making them and then denouncing others lor doing the same thing. The Senator (Mr. Tnxmhnll) bad impeached the aota and mo tives of his fellow Senators in relation to appolnt ments; therefore, it was proper that his own record should be referred to. He (Morton) had also heard that Mr. Trumbull had personally urged on the President the. appointment of his brother-in-law, Br. Jayne, as Pension Agent in Hlim is, although it could only be made byre moving O' neral Bloomfield, a Union soldier. Mr. TRUMBULL. I would like to know the Senator’s »mhority. Mr. MORTON. Does the Senator deny it ? Mr. TBUMBULL. If the Senator malices the statement on hit own authority,. 1 will answer it veiy promptly. Mr, MORTON. I was not there, and did not heir the recommendation, but I heard that he made it, from autiieruv that I believed was to be NUMBER 21T. implicitly relied on, and now If it is not true, the Stnator can deny it. Mr. TRUMBULL. Hoea the Senator suppose that be can come into this bodv retailing what has been told him by irresnonsiole parties, and that I am to be put in a position to deny. If he makes a statement on his own responsibility that demands an answer from me, he will get it very promptly. » Mr. MOETON said he did not believe Mr. Trumbull would deny this either here or else where He did not impute any wrong to him for mating the recommendation. He had as much right to recommend his own brother-in-law as anybody else ir he was competent to dll the office. Mr. Morton then read several of tho endorse ments made by Mr. Trumbull on applications for office, to show that he had recognized tne propri ety of appointing men lor party reasons. Mr. TRUMBULL denied thatit would be incon sistent tor him to advocate reform, and yet con form to prevailing practice while it existed; but lie denied also that he had conformed to th«t practice to any considerable extent. As to Mr. Morion's account of a conversation between him (Trumbull) and the President, if that Senator would make the statement onhWowa responsi bility, or, if he preferred, on the authority of the President, he would be promply answered, but he (Trumbull) could not condescend to answer a statement for which he who made it would nei ther vouch bimself nor give his authority. Mr. MORTON, in reply to a remark implying that he controlled a great deal of patronage, said that, In proportion to tho population, there were one-hair more people appointed to Federal cilices from Illinois than from Indiana. The question was taken on concurring in the amendment adopted in Commistee of the Whole, appropriating $50,000 for the Civil Service Re form, and it was agreed to,—yeas, 25; nays, 21. TEAS. Ames, Flanagan, Norwood, Anthony, Frelinghnyaen, Nyo. Blair, Hamilton (Mil.) Pratt, cole, Johnson, Schurz, Cooper, Kellogg, Sherman, Corbett. . KePy. Trumbull, Baris (W. Vs.), Mon ill (Me.), Vickers, Edmunds, Morton, Wilson—2s. Ferry (Mich.), . SAYS. Alcorn. Hamilton, (Tex.), Pomeroy, Boreman, , HUi. Hornsey. Caldwell, * Hitchcock, Spencer, cbamller, Harlan, Sprague, Clayton, Howe, West. Gilbert, Lewis, Windota, Goldtliwaite, • Obborne, Wrlglitr—2l. The question was on concurring in the amend ment repealing the laws for the publication of laws in newspapers. Mr, POMEROY moved to lay the amendment on the table. Lost-yeas, 21; nays, 22. Mr. WEST moved to adjourn, but yielded the floor to Mr. SHERMAN, who said the Senate had spent most of their time in debate, and had passed no important bill except the Apportion ment bill, while the House had been earnestly at work, and were now holding the resolution fixing the day for linal adjournment until the Senate finished its debates. Without further voting, the Senate adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. MJW HILLS. Bills were introduced and referred as follows: By Mr. MORGAN—To abolish the grade of Vice Admiral and Rear Admiral, and to correct other abuses in the navy. By Dir. CROSSLAND—Authorizing tho con struction of a bridge over the Ohio River at Hen derson, Ky. By Mr; KICE —To tax incomes over $2,000. By Dir. PALMER—To connect the telegraph system with the postal system. This is substan tially the Hubbaid Postal Telegraph bill intro duced into the Senate. Various railroad land-grant bills wore intro duced and referred. THE SDI'I'LEHESTART CIVIL RIGHTS UILI. came up, but no action was taken. A great deal of time was consumed in voting on dilatory mo tions. INVESTIGATION. A’ resolution was adopted for investigating the charges affecting Secretary Robeson. MEXICO. Mr. BROOKS (N.Y.) moved to suspend the rules and adopt hla resolution in regard to Mex ico. Rejected—yeas, 72; nays, 90. MJXKD SCHOOLS, ETC. Mr. HEREFORD moved to suspend the roles andadoptthe resolution declaring it to dc uncon stitutional, and a tyrannical usurpation of power, for Congress to attempt to force mixed schools on States, or to pass any law interfering with churches, public carriers, or inn-keepers. Re jected—yeas, 50: nays, 87. ST. LOUIS GOVERNSIEKT BUILDING. The Senate amendment to tho House bill for a Government building at SC. Louis was. on mo tion of Mr. WELLS, concurred in, and a Com mittee of Conference ordered. SELECT COMMITTEE, The SPEAKER announced as the Select Com mittee on charges against the Secretary of the Navy, Dlessrs. Blair (Mich ), Sargent, Potora, Voorheea, and Warren. TAXATION SCHEME. Mr. GETZ offered a resolution instructing the Committee of Ways and Means to report on the propriety of abolishing all internal revenue laws, and imposing taxes on States in proportion to population, which was agreed to. A GOOD I‘ROPOSITIOy Dir. GARFIELD asked and obtained consent to have an amendment to the Post OlHoe bill con sidered in order to prohibiting all persona who have held oflice in any deportment of the Govern ment.-which required oonffrmatioa by the Senate, from acting as agents or attorneys for the prose cution of claims before such department lor two years after they have left the Government em ploy ment. STRAW BIDS. Mr. FARNSWORTH, from the Post Oftlce Com mittee, reported a bill to suppress the system of straw bids for carrjing mail, and providing that any person who has put in a bid and who then fails to enter into contract and to perfortn.eer vice, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and be liable to a penalty oil $3,000 line and one veara* imprisonment. Mr. POTTER offered an amendment authoriz ing the Postmaster General to accept new sura ties from contractors In place of existing sure ties. Agreed to. The bill, as amended, then passed. GREENBACKS IN PAYMENT OF DITTIES. Mr. BUTLER (Mass.) moved to suspend the rules and pass a bill directing the Secretary of the Treaewry, after April l, 1872, to collect and receive one-third of the amount of customs duties on imports in United States legal tender notes. Rejected— 4o to 71. Mr. BUTLER then moved that the rules be suspended, and the bill brought before the House for consideration now. The motion, was rejected—yeas, 89 ; nays,.oß; less than two thirds in the affirmative. RESOLUTION OF INQUIRY. Mr. BECK offered a resolution calling on the Secretary of War/or a detailed statement as to sales of arms and ordnance stoics tince June. 18C5. Agreed to. „ SUBSIDIES. Mr. KILLTNGER offered a resolution declaring that the policy of granting subsidies in public lands to railroad and other corporations ought to be discontinued, and that every consideration of public policy and equal Justice to the whole people require the public lands to he held for homesteads for actual settlers and for educa tional purposes. Agreed to without a division. Trie House adjourned. SOCIETY MEETINGS. attention, Sir Haights: Special conclave of Apollo Commandcry, No. 1, K. T., Tuesday evening, at 7i o’clock, at Home Lodge B all, comer Prairie and Cottage Grovo-avs. Work on Order K. T. By order of E. C. B. B. W. LOCKE. Recorder, HATS. Spring Stylet Gents 9 Ureas anti Business Mints, in great variety, vlfso the cele brated IIOO.V IMT,» for trhieft tee are the e.r dtttire agents. MI SHOP A'M JIM JVJES, Fanhionnblr ltaltrr* % 460 tV,IES.BISBB-JS*\ WANTED. WANTED, A Store, to be completed on or before October 1, for heavy mer cantile business, 40 to 50 feet front, full depth to wide alley, corner preferred, located in dis trict bounded by Hladison-st., State-st., South Wnter-st., and micliigan-av. Address I& S 16, Tribune office. SAFES. Fire-Proof Safes On monthly payments, at CASH PRICES, without iLterear. TILTON MCFARLAND SaFE MANU FACTURING CO.. 238 Mlchlgan-av. MISCELLANEOUS. wwwv 'theanS^^ Of the Northwestern Poultry Association will be held at the office of Teall «fc Usher, 70 South Cana I-at. Tuesday evening, March 12, it 8 o’clock. As the elec tion of offic«ra f or the enduing veai takes place at this time, it is very desirable that all the members should he present, and any othsrs who desire to ho coin e menv V e.-« s> •<* v * i -r*h-\* A FINE OIL CHUO.UO, The Cooper of Nuremberg, (A Prince In disguise), given away by the GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA CO., THE AMUAL AIEETLVtr Of the Stockholders of llte Highland Pork Building Company will he held at the office of Hon- J. O. NOR TON. 356 Wahash-av., on Monday, April 1, 1872. at 2 o’olock p. m. JOHN H. WRENN, Secretary. COPARTNERSHIP NOTICES, Co-Partnership Notice? The undersigned have formed a co-partnership on der the style c-fR.P. OBER <fe CO., and propose to identify themselves with the trade of the city as deahrs and Jobbers in Teas, Tobaccos and Svruns ’ Chicago, March 11,1372. 4 R P. OBER. BumirNo material. BiilDEMgliATOiT^ ip BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. I have on hand, ana lor sale at lowest market nricss. a largo stock ot tmildmg and bridge Umber, Bills ol timber andlongjolslscuttooider. w uo * \ ard and Office, 513 Lumber- at., near Twentysscoud. BOOTS Aim SHOES OTFABfiO & CO., MANUFACTURERS & JOBBERS OF - Boots & Shoes, 1,0 £75 STATE-ST., ae at !d NEAR TWELFTH-ST. le at ri t Qt v ock large and com | plete. The very lowest “ prices. always made. a- - " Will rciuoi about April 15. to J: new building, southwest corner 'J market and m o^*Sol> .—— i PAPER HA- I TXffc^BATH, i PAPMffIIS 5 At FACTORY PR ICES ' State & 12th -sts. FOR SAXE. (HEAP FARMS! FREE MS! ON THE LINE OF THE UNION PACIFIC EAILROAE^ A LAND GRANT OF : 12,000,000 ACRES OF THE I 1 Best Farming and Mineral lands in America. 1 3,000)000 ACRES IN NEBRASKA, in tho Great Platte Valioy. the garden ofthe Wait, now for sale. These lands are in the central portion of the United States, on the Hat degree of -North Lati tude. the central line of the great Temperate Zone oC the American Continent, and lor grain-growing ana stock-raising is unsurpassed by any in the United ' States. Cheaper in price, • more favorable terms given, and more convenient to market than can ba found elsewhere. Free homesteads for actual settlors. The best locations for coloi lea Soldiers entitled t* a homestead of 16u acres. Free passes to purchasers oC land. Send for the new descriptive pamphlet, with new maps, published in English, German, Swedish and Banish, moiled free jybttess^ Land Commissioner U. P. R. R. Co-.. Omaha. Nob. The hatest JVovelty. ELMWOOD COLLAR, Has a folded edge that prevents the corners turning up, and a fine cloth surface that makes It the most perfect Imitation of a linen collar. IT IS PERFECT FITTIKG, THE BEST STTXE, WIXX KEEP 01EAH, And can be worn longer than any other collar. FOP SALE AT ALL GENTS’ PTTBNISHING STOKES. > BANS HOTS EYGKAVXHO ( (incorporated November, IMP > THK j ; laiil M He Goilil, - OFFICE, MO. I WALL-ST., HEW YORK. ■ Engrave and Print \ Bank Rote,, Draft,, CciUQeats,, CkMke, Town, Coonty, State and Baliroad Bondi, Stock Certificate,, BUI, of Esc&ange, Postage Stamp,, Insurants Politic,, fes., In the highest style of the art, with SPEOLAfc SAFEGUARDS devised by the Company, xaC PATENTED TO PREVENT COUNTEBYEITIKC and ALTERATIONS. Plates Warranted for 30,000 Perfect Imprasaiflaa. WO ACEWOY IW CHICAGO. Dr- W. 0. Hunt, St. Caroline’s Conrt. Office, 313 Madison-st. Office hours, 9 tolO-a. in.; 3 to 4 p m. Messages can be sent by telegraph to the hotel from any station in the city. PROPOSALS^ to gonteagtoeC Propopals will be received until the 15th of March at tho office of the Buffalo. New York A Philadelphia Railway Company, No. 63 Exchansest,, Buffalo, N. Y- for the completion of their rail wav, ready for the superstructure, from the Pennsylvania State line to Emporium, Pa., adl tance of about 42 miles Those making proposals can make them for a portion of the work, if they do not desire tho entire lino. H. L. LYMAN, Secretary. Bids for Stone Work Wlllbe received forlthe Lakeside Pumjsnufo & prdtt- SS Company’s new building, at the ;offlco of CASS & CHAPMAN, Architect, corner Clark and Adams-ats., Chicago, until March IS, 1872. Responsible parties who wish to make tomz jide bids will be furnished with all information desired. R- g Manager. BRICK MACHINE. IBS PES2SSKILI Brick Machine. y>Jl*.°~ sn 9r£ B9 rapid sale of the PEEKSKILL MACHINE, manufactured by the PeeKskiu Manufacturing company, of Peekakili. N. Y., has attracted universal attention. D. L. Sev ss wS? 1 *? *i at th ? Bt £ n ot G * Do ™ & Co.. No. wt^ t -¥ adlso ?- 8t - *F° m Saturday, March 9. until March la. to receive orders. All Person, Having Claim, Against tbe IDMBEBIAH'S INS. C 0„ Will please present them at once at the office of the Company, 306 West Monroe-at- All those who have unadjusted claims already pro sented willl please call at said office without delay Those holding unexplred policies are desired to for ward same to the Company immediately for cancella tion that they may receive their proper percentage upon the unearned premium when linal aettlementof all claims Is mado. All claims must be presented on or before the Ist day of April, 1572. T. C. HOAG, Pre-ldeat. Mlentfs Ipaw Go., OF CHICAGO. A diridend ol 3 per cent -win 1)8 paid on ail adjusted claims against this company on and alter the mil insf., at tho office ol the Company, 30S West hlonroa at.. Chicago. ■ t. C. HOAG, President. EBB C ATIONAX. Racine Colleger The Spring and Summer Term of Racing College will open Wednesday, April 3. Students can be ad mitted into both the Collegiate Department and Grammar School. For admission apply to. the R«v JAMEB DEKOVEN. D. D., Baelne l-&Se. CatMqgnescan he obtained at the NorthwStewNa- FINANCLAX, Loans Negotiated on real estate in tho city or snhcrha at ourront rates. G. a HUBBARD. JR.. WAKTED. We want a man u sell Cutlery in Michigan- Ad dress by mall, with references and experience, BIGGS. SPENCER & CO. XO LEASE, ' / 'b^HESsTpßo*^^ item ot years: 60 It. fronton Sontli Water. ■t, by 140 It. deep, to an alley, between Stale and Dearborn-,t,. Apply to ADOLPH LOEB S BBOTHEB, 84 West take-rt.