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*-*&, Wat. THE INFAMY or THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. The Beturning Boaid Trial at Sew Orleans Modus Operandi by which Tilden was Defrauded of the Electoral Vote of Louisi ana Fully Explained by the Witnesses Wholesale Padding of Returns for Hayes Candidates. NEW OBLEANS, Jan. 31.Mr. Franklin, on of the supervisors of registration of Vernon Parish, was recalled. He said all the other alterations on the consolidated ^ftatements, besides those relative to the presidential election, were at poll two and poll nine. All the votes cast at poll two were for the constitutional amendments, none againfot them. The leturns. produced in comt showed 98 votes against the amend ments. At poll nine, as to amendments, a bimilar change of 81 votes is made, when the entire vote was for the amendments. Franklin testified that the leturns he forwaided showed that Elam, for Congress, and Nicholls and another conservative can didate for State officeis received the entire vote cast at poll 2, while the letum in court shows 97 votes oi the Republican candi dates for the same offices. He said the re sult had been changed in 2 and 9 polls, and also the total amount of votes cast. The total for electors have been changed as follows: Democratic electois received 647 votes Re publican total vote 2. Also for members of Congiess, Elam 649 and 1 for Smith. These figuies have been changed. By Mr, CastellanosThe information charges that 374 votes were deducted from the Tilden electors. You have the consolidated returns. "Will you please explain how this is? AnswerI really can't say. Cro3B-examination by Mr. RayI com plied with all the requirements of the law in that election. I appointed the commission ers of election. There weie ten polling places in that parish. There was a list re turned to mo of all the votes, with a tally sheet and statement showing the votes cast for each candidate. Being asked whether he had observed the act of 1875, in appointing commissioneis, he asked the counsel to read the law to him. After the law being read, he answered, "No, I did not comply with the law appointing representatives from different political par ties, because there was no need. I am satis fied that there weie 60 or 70 registered col ored voters in the Parish. I don't think that there were more than that number. I could not find ten. I did not appoint any representatives or colored commissioner of election. Theie was two Republican votes cast. It was the 2d day after election that I made out the consolidated returns. I was assisted by two of the commissioners. My assistants done the wiiting. 1 signed it after it was revised by me. I don't think I compaied with the tally sheets before sign ing. I did not mail it from the seat of Vei non parish but thought it safe to mail it from Alexandria. I enclosed statement with the return which I mailed to the board of returning officeis. Senator Texada was present at the time I mailed and forwarded to the returning board two consolidated re turns. The other, was sent through Sena tor Texada by the hand of a correspondent. A statement accompanied this return made by me of ten votes cast at poll No. 12. There was no protest to the election what ever. I did not comply with the law in send ing the tally sheets with the returns. When I arrived at Alexandria I found that I had not understood the law. I then copied off the tally sheets and sent it with a duplicate of the returns by Mr. Texada. From my construction of the law I thought it advis able to send the duplicate and statements by Mr. Texada and not by mail, because I deemed it the safest way to send them. Re-examined by Assistant Attorney Gen eral EganBeing shown a document, wit ness said, this is the statement sent by me accompanying the letuins. Mr. Egan offeied the statement in evi dence, and re-iead the same., it being a re port from witness to Michael Holm, State Register of voters, showing that illegal votes were cast, and ten other votes on certificates of 1872. Henry Texada, called by the State, tes ttfied, a document being shown: This looks like a document I fiist saw at my house in the Parish of Rapide. The figures are not the same I saw this document sealed up and put in the post ofhee at Alexandria. This change is in the figures, 97 of which were blacks. Also the figures 91 to the Hayes' electors. I see 178 for Peter Joseph when it should be 2. As to the Democratic electors, so far as I remember, the Tilden electors were marked 647 votes. The only alterations are at the polls 2 and 9. A sealed package was delivered to him by the mail carrier, stating that it was a copy of the con solidated returns and tally sheets. I brought them to the city and handed them to Major E. A. Burke, who sent them to the Secretary of State's office. Cross-examined by Mr. CastellenosI live 45 miles from the seat of Vernon parish. The package was delivered to me early in the morning. J. B. McGhee, clerk of supervisor, of reg istration of Veinon parish, and John Frank lin, Jr., son of the supervisor, corroborated the statements of the latter legarding the al teration in the returns of the polls 2 and 9 and the total returns. Secretary of State "W. A. Strong produced the tabulated returns of Vernon parish and the State signed by the accused, Anderson, which contain the forged figures. Dr. Isaac L. Crawens, a prominent physi cian, and Mr. Jno. Douglass, engraver, as experts, explained the alterations and the clumsey manner in which the erasures were done to the jury. Major E. A. Burke and Mr. Frank Mc Given, of the Democratic committee, ap pointed to be present at the canvass of the votes by the returning board, were examined at length in regard to the manner in which the returns were opened. Ma jor Burke stated that the Democratic coun sel were often excluded while Mr. John Roy of the Republica a counsel was even allowed to be present at the secret sessions. The returns from what was called the bulk of the heavy Republican parishes were opened in executive sessions, where the Democratic counsel could not be piesent, but whore the statesmen from the north, who came here at the request of President Grant and the reporters were admitted. Major Burke also testified to the safe delivery of the packages of returns from Vernon parish by Senator Texada to him, and through him to the Secretary of State. He says he saw the unopened package in the office of Mr. Abel, secretary of the returning board. The package sent from Vernon by mail was opened in presence of Democratic coun sel, and dicl not contain tolly sheet. He called the attention of the board to the other package in possession of Secretary of State and it was sent for. He also testified to the refusal of the board to fill the vacancy according to law from the ranks of the Democratic party, bat could not swear that Anderson was present when the refusal was made by Wells. McGowan, from notes taken during the canvass of the board, states that Anderson was almost always present. Anderson especi ally opposed the motion of the Democratic counsel to have their returns compared with returns received by the board. The main business was done in secret session, and that at the general court. Nobody could gain admission. McGiven will be called again to-morrow. Kenner was released yesterday on $5,000 bail. OCEAN WRECK. TREACHEROUS CURRITUCK REACH. .Steamer Metropolis Stranded with 5548 Souls on BoardFifty Washed Ashore The] Remainder Supposed to be Lost. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.The signal service observer at Kitty Hawk, N. C, reports to the chief signal officer as follows: The steam ship Metropolis has stranded on Currituck beach three miles south of Currituck light house. She is a total loss. Two hundred and forty eight persons were on board. Fifty swam ashore. No assistance from the life saving station. The chief signal officer has ordered one of the operators at Kitty Hawk station to go at once on horseback to the scene of the wreck and open the telegraph station theie and forward all the information as rapidly as it can be obtained. The wreck is about twenty miles south from Kitty Hawk station. The Metropolis sailed for Brazil. She was despatched by contractors for the Ma* deria and Mamore raihoad carried 200 la borers, 500 tons of railroad iron and several mails for Brazil. The steamer was commanded by Captain Ankers. Paul J.White, formerly chief engin eer of the Lehigh Navigation company, and James T. Moore, a well known engineer, were in charge of her cargo of railroad stoies, etc. The wife and little boy of Mr. Collins, one of the contractors, were among the passengers. The messenger who biought the news of the wreck of the Metropolis to the operator at Kitty Hawk did not visit the wreck, but as far as can be ascertained at present, it appears there are persons still on board. Full particulars will be obtained as soon as the operator reaches the scene, whither he started at 7:30 p. m., and should reach there by midnight. The secretary of the navy directed Admi lal Trenchard, in command at Norfolk, to send a steam launch through the canal to the scene of the wreck. The signal service sergeant at Norfolk reports the steamers Cioaton and the coast wrecking steamer Rescue started. ANOTHEE ACCOUNT. NOBFOLK, Va., Jan. 31.At 6:30 this morn ing the steamship Metropolis, from Phila delphia for Para, Brazil, went ashore on Cuintuck beach, three miles south of the light house, during the prevalence of a funous southeast gale. Great confusion prevailed on board. Owing to the fury of the gale and 1 oaring of the surf the oiders of the officers could not be heard. About fifty of the pas sengers and crew were washed ashore. About two huudred are believed to be lost. From some of the sailors who arrived at one of the signal stations, it appears that the vessel had encountered heavy gales from the southeast for the last twenty-four hours, and when she struck she was heading about south southeast. The vessel swung broadside to the surf which made a complete breach over her and washed many of the people over board into the sea. As soon as telegraphic connection is made, full and more detailed particulais will be sent by the agent of the associated piess who has gone to the wreck via Albemaile and Chesapeake Canal, The unfortunate expedition consisted of a full corps of picked engineers and laborers. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.Up to 3:00 a. m. the chief signal officer here had received no dis patch from the operator sent to the scene of the wreck nor has anything additional been received from Norfolk. A private dispatch to Mr. Collins, one of the contractors, says there were 210 laboreis on board and only 54 were saved. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31The following is a partial list of the passengers: Cabin, Nicholas Hawkins, Richard Clark, Michael Ryan, A. W. Newton and Geo. W. Stainrook, fireman J. J. Moore, engineer Joseph Brady, assistant steward Dr. Green, physi cian E. LaForcade, clerk Paul J. White, general manager. ROSTON SCORCHED. Furniture Factory and Dwellings De- stroyedLoss $200.000Families Home less and Workmen out of Employment. BOSTON, Jen. 31.A fire broke out this evening in the fifth story of the large six story brick building, 121 Medford street, Charlestown district, used for the manufac ture of fine furniture, by F. W. Holmes & Co. The building, 450 feet long and extending back 200 feet to the Mystic river, was filled with furniture, a a large amount on the upper stories being finished. A violent snow storm, with a strong east wind, delayed the firemen and the entire building was soon in flames. Three alarms, quickly followed by a general alarm, were sounded, and only by a great effort a most disastrous conflagration was stayed. At 10:30 p. m. the fire was under control. The factory contents were com pletely destroyed, together with eight houses. Some twenty families are homeles, and be tween 400 and 500 workmen thrown out of employment. The details of the loss and insurance are not yet available. Loss on fac tory, machinery and stock of furniture esti mated at $150,000. Other losses about 50,- 000. AT PHILADELPHIA. PHTTiAnKTiPHTA, Jan. 31.A fire occurred this evening at the dry goods commission house of H. P. & W. P. Smith, 224 and 226 Chestnut street. Messrs. Smith are agents for Robt. Patterson & Co.'s Manayunk mills, and usually carry for them about $35,000 in stock. George Campbell, agent for Campbell's mills in this city, occupied the a portion of the first floor. All four floors were well filled with material, the value which is estimated from $175,000 to $250,- 000. Insurance on H. P. & W. P. stock fully covers the loss.w los*f 8 g00*1Smith'f Damage $75,000 was also done towoolstock the and build ing of Coffin, Artemus & Co., 220 Chestnut street. In th sam building, George Canip- SS'nETS0*e?"*eo 1 $70,000 fully insured. WAR OF W0EDS. IN THE RRITISH PARLIAMENT. Bitter Debate Over the Supplementary VoteRiotous Demonstration In the StreetRoumanian District of Russia Contradictory Reports as to Austria Ministerial Crisis in Greece--Where abouts of the Russian Army. BRITAIN'S DILEMMA. LONDON, Jan. 31.The House of Com mons was very crowded in all parts this af ternoon by persons anxious to listen to the debate on the government's motion for a supplementary vote. Many peers and for eign representatives were present. Sir Staf ford Northcote, chancellor of the exchequer, replyina to question said: The govern ment will not object to furnish the House the correspondence respecting the Glad stone-Negropontis incident. Under Foreign Secretary Bourke injreply to a question, said he had heard to-day that the telegraph line between Constantinople and Galhopolis was cut. Sir Stafford Northcote, in response to the inquiry of Mr. Chaplin, said that at the latest advices no armistice had been signed. The Russians are still advancing southward, but he was ignorant as to what point they have reached. As to whether, in view of the continued Russian advance, England still adheres to her conditions in Lord Derby's May dispatch, he said he could only say that the government does entirely adhere to those conditions. Mr. Foster, amid the cheers of the opposi tion moved his amendment to the vote of credit, declaring that the house sees no reas on for adding to the people's burden by voting additional supplies. Mr. Foster said he saw nothing in the peace conditions endangering British inter ests. He was convinced of the absolute necessity of his amendment, The vote de manded by the government was unprece dented. If it was the duty of the house to vote money when wanted, it was the duty of the governmant to say what it was wanted for. The only information that the house had was that the government intended to flourish a vote in the face of the forthcoming Congress on the Eastern question. The interpretation put on the motion was that the government thought the peace conditions unsatisfactory. He could find nothing in them calling for a suspicious attitude on the part of Great Britain. If Russia desired to take advan tage of her victories to alter the existing treaties concerning the Dardanelles, that wibh was only natural, but Prince Gortscha koff said he regarded this as a matter not to be settled by Russia. Forster then arraigned the recent foreign policy of the government and declared that they were not entitled to this vote as a vote of our confidence, and did not need it for any interest of the country. Forster spoke an hour and a half. Cross, Secretary of State for the Home de partment, followed Forster. In the House of Lords, Lord Derby, in re ply to a question, said he had no information concerning the armistice. He had just seen Ccunt Schauvaloff, Russian ambassador, and he had none. He, Lord Deiby, saw a confi dential letter from Pimco Gortschakofl to Count Schouvaleff saying he was at a loss to explain the delay. Certainly Tuikcy was equally unaware of the cause. Loid Derbj supposed that an explanation of this per plexmg situation would soon be forthcoming. In reply to a question whether the occupa tion of Constantinople by Russia alone, oi in conjunction with other powers, had been put forwaid as one of the conditions of peace. Loid Derby answered unhesitating ly in the negative. He said no pioposition had been made by Russia, that diplomatic sanction should be given to the occupation of Constantinople, and no proposal had been made for joint occupation. Cross said that Forster's speech was in tended to create the feeling that there was a war party in the government which desired credit in order to apply it to waslike pur poses. This imputation he distinctly de nied. He also declined to admit that the vote was intended as a general vote of confi dence. All the government asked was that money should be granted which might be necessary, and that it be given in full conn dence that it would be used if absolutely necessary. The government had never swerved from the policy of Lord Derby's dispatch of the 6th of May. He chaiacter lzed the speeches against the government outside of the House as lying speeches. [Cheers from the ministerial benches.] He commented on the delay in making known the terms of peace, and the coincident rapid advance of the Russian forces, and pointed out that the delay was not caused by the Turks, but by the Russians. He asked where was the strategicyreason for the Rus sian advance on Constantinople, when the basis of a peace was already accepted by Turkey. He taunted the opposition amid a storm of derisive shouts of "withdraw," of being friends of the Russians, and main tained that seeing the Russians still advancing the government was bound to persevere in the vote. The government must exercise the right to be heard in the final settlement, and if it be heard at all it must be backed by the estimate now submitted. The gov ernment's only only object was a substantial and lasting peace. He had not believed until he saw it that this amendment would be put, and he had no doubt it would be de feated by an overwhelming majority. The House was very lively during both Forster's and Cross's speeches, and there were cheers and counter cheers from either side of the house. Sir Wilfred Lawson op posed the vote, and contended that the prop. eT course of the government was to go to the country and get the opinion of their constit uents. Mr. Bright lamented Sir Stafford North cote's tone in giving notice of the supple mentary vote. He had spoken as though the freedom of the Christian provinces of Turkey was opposed to the interests of England. Bright hoped six million pounds would not be used to restrict that freedom. He thought the terms of peace should not^alarm the people or feed our discreditable jealousy of Russia or justify the government in entering a con ference with an attitude of menace. If the government adhered to the old policy of cherishing animosity against Russia, they would bequeath a legacy of war to posterity, whereas they might bequeath a legacy of growing, lasting friendship with one of the greatest empires. The debate adjourned until to-morrow. In the House of Lords this evening dur ing the general debate which arose on the question as to whether the government would take any steps to secure the protec tion of the Mussulman population of Eu ropean Turkey, Lord Derby said he was not one of those who attached great importance to Armenia as involving British interests, but he doubted the prudence of holding lan guage in this House which must be an en couragement to the Russians to advance in that direction. He could not entertain the view that this war grew out of local disturb ances in Herzegovina and had not been planned before. The government's first care would be to secure a settlement of peace with the concurrence of all the Euro- ST. PAUL, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1878. pean powers, and when the terms of peace were known they would receive the deepest and most earnest consideration of the gov ernment, one of whose obvious duties it would he to secure as far as possible equal justice to Mohammedans and Christians. ROUMANIAN DISTBCST OF BUSSIA. BUCHABEST, Jan. 31.In yesterday's sit ting of the Chamber of Deputies, the gov ernment was interpellated concerning mili tary requisitions and irregularities of the railway traffic. M. Bratenio, President of the ministerial council, said he would these evils were the only opes the country had to endure. M. Cogal Niceans, Minister of For eign Affairs, stated that the government would perhaps receive information Thurs day on the conditions of peace. "God grant," he said, "that the sacrifice Roumania has al ready made may be the only ones she may have to make in consequence of the present war." These words are understood to refer to the desire attributed to Russia to re-annex Roumanian Bessarabia. AUSTBIA'S POSITION. LONDON, Jan. 31.A dispatch from Vienna says the Austrian ambassador at St. Peters burg is understood to have delivered yester day to Prince Gortschakoff a note declaring that Austria in no way disputes Turkey's right to conclude treaties in her own interest, but must consider arrangements at Kazanlik, so far as they may modify present treaties or touch upon Austrian interests, as not falling within the right of Turkey until new ar rangements have been made with the signa tory powers of the treaty of Pans. The new Free Press states that Count Andrassy has taken steps to bring about joint action of Europe to prevent a judicial policy on the part of Russia. Austria, with this object, would take the invitation in as sembling a European conference at Vienna to discuss and determine all points of peace conditions affecting the common interest of Europe. LONTOV, Jan. 31.A dispatch from St. Pe tersburg says: A semi-official contradiction is given the report of the dispatch of the identical statements by England and Austria to Russia. The Austrian and English notes are by no means identical, nor is the Austrian' and English action analagous. A friendly interchange of opinion such as would natu rally arise from the present situation, is now proceeding between Vienna and St. Peters burg. The latest statement of Count Andrassy respecting the preliminaries of peace does not bear any unfriendly interpretation. The attitude of Austria is that of friendly favor. All the views expressed by Austria concerning the due regard for its interests, have been met by Russia in a considerate spirit befitting the personal relations between the Czar and the Emperor. Russia, it is added, is not disinclined to settle in common what is of common interest. LONDON, Feb. 1.A dispatch from Vienna says: The intention to bring about a confer ence for the purpose of settling points in the preliminaries to peace which touch upon international interests, is assuming more pos itive shape. No objections seem to have been raised on the part of Russia. The Russian answer to the Austrian note has been received. It recognizes the fact that piesent or future stipulations between Rus sia and Turkey are subject to modification and aie not definitive until sanctioned by the powers. MINISTERIAL CEISIS IN OEEECE. ATHENS, Jan. 31.The secret sitting of the Chamber of Deputies yesterday was very im portant. M. Caurmaundouros, Greek prem ier, submitted a ministerial programme. He said it was expected the Ministers of Fi nance, War and Marine would submit extra ordinary estimates. The premier recom mended the Chamber to continue its delib erations to-day. He said if there was no quorum present then he should regard it as a vote of want of confidence and re sign. Twenty-four communes in the district of Vola, Thessaly, have formed a provisional government. ENGLAND'S GBOUNDS FOB DISTBUST. LONDON, Jan. 31.The foreign office has published further Eastern correspondence. Minister Legard at Constantinople tele graphs under date of the 28th inst., that the Russians appeared at Bonrges, and seemed determined to advance on Constanti nople in great force. Lord Derby on the 29th of January instructed Lord Loftus, British minister at St. Petersburg, to make a notifi cation to the Russian government. The terms of notification are almost identical with those attributed to Austria in to-day's dispatches. Copies of this notification have been sent the ambassadors at Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Rome,together with the expression of the hope that the views therein contained, which were based upon treaties, would re ceive the assent of other signatory powers. Lord Loftus telegraphed to Lord Derby on the 30th of January that Gortschakoff re plied to the notification that the basis of peace were not definitive as regards Europe. The questions affecting European interests would be concerned with the pow ers. Lord Loftus adds that Prince Gort schakoff informed him that the last article of informal peace conditions communicated by Count Schowaleff, relative to ulterior under standing in regard to Russian in terests in the Straits was vague and unnecessary. He denied it referred to an understanding between Russia and Tur key, and had no objection to suppress it alto gether. He authorized Lord Loftus to de clare most categorically that Russia consid ered the question of the straits could only be settled in concert with the powers. Lord Derby to-day telegraphed to Minis ter Loftus thot the government received Prince GortschakofFs statement with satis faction and would be glad to hear the Rus sian government had suppressed the article concerning the straits, as he had expressed his willingness to do. Lord Derby informed Lord Loftus on the 29th of fears that Count Schouvaleff on behalf of Prince Gorlschakoff denied the rumor that preliminaries of peace would be signed at Sebastopol and affiirmed they would be conformed at Adrianople. THE BUSSIAN ABMT. ADBIANOPLE, Jan. 31.The Russian Grand Duke Nicholas arrived the 26th by railway from Hermanli and took up his quarters in the Governor's palace. The Russian van guard has occupied Boboski, HasMoi, Dema tico and Kirk Kilissa. The Czarowitch's army crossed the Lorn in force and the Turks are everywhere retreating upon the fortresses of the quadrilateral. V*,\S TBYJNG TO SELL NEWSPAPEBS. LONDON, Jan. 31.The Rotterdam Gour ant publishes, under reserve, a private tele gram from Constantinople, which does not obtain credence, asserting that peace negoti ations have been broken off, that the Turks will resist to the last extremity, and that for eign ambassadors are taking measures for protection of Christians. g** V^''^ BOMS BULEBS WILL DODGE, gHl LONDON, Jan. 31.The Home Rulers, at a meeting to-day, decided to abstain from vo ting on the govt's' motion for a credit vote. GALCPOLI, Jan. 31.Ten thousand Rus sians are advancing on Bodzsto and Keshan. SeffiEii y^fisi .Kiit M' **ux* RETRENCHMENT. BY THE DEMOCRATS OF THE HOUSE. Reducing the Expenses and Increasing the Efficiency of West PointAmendments to the Silver Bill-Pacific Railroads Brutality at the Frenchmen's Hospital. Senate. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.Senator Kernan presented petitions from citizens of Erie and other counties of New York, in favor of the remonetization of silver and the repeal of the specie resumption act. Referred. A number of bills of a private character were passed. During the morning hour Senator Howe called up the House joint resolution extend ing the thanks of Congress to Henry M. Stanley, explorer of Africa, and it was unan imously agreed to. Senator Maxey called up the Senate bill appropriating $200,000 for the erection of suitable posts for the protection of the Rio Grande frontier, and it was passed. Senator Hamlin sent to the Clerk's desk, and had read the lesolutions of the Maine Legislature, in regard to the silver question. The resolution favors the single gold stand ard, and declared the Senators and Repre sentatives in Congress fiom the State truly represented the people of the State in oppos ing the silver bill. Laid on the table. The bill now beiag before the Senate in piesenting the resolutions of Senator Ham lin, said they were agreed to with but three dissenting votes in the* Senate, and but 21 dissenting votes in the House of Delegates. Senator Wallace presented a petition of citizens of Lawrence county, favoring the passing of a constitutional amendment, respecting church and State. Referred. Senator Plumb called up the Senate bill to define the rights of persons with respect to homestead entries on the public domain. Passed. Senator Voorhees presented the petition of James D. Williams, Governor of Indiana, praying an appropriation for the payment to the States of Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and other States in like con dition, unpaid balances of actual expenses incurred by them, respectively, for enrolling, equipping, and supplying troops to aid in the suppression of the late rebellion. Re ferred. Senator Beck introduced a bill to pur chase a suitable building for the use of the United States courts held at Louisville, Ky. Referred. When the question of postponing the sil ver bill was being discussed, Senator Oglesby said public feeling was as much aroused on the question of remonetization of silver, as it had been on any question since he bad been the Senate, and the people were growing impatient at the apparent studied delay in disposing of it. The American peo ple had been for more than three years in despair. Poverty had been on every hill top all over the country smiling at their distress. Congress had given expression to no plan that could be considered an honest attempt at relief. The time had come when Congress could say and ought to say, what in its judgment should be done in regard to the silver question. Nothmg could be gained by postponing further considera tion of this bill until Monday. No new ar guments could be produced and the Senator might prepare himself to speak more intelli gently, but no new light could be given. He was opposed to any delay. At the expiration of" the morning hour consideration was resumed of the silver bill. Senator Morgan submitted an amend ment to allow the free coinage of silver by permitting the holder of bullion to deposit at any assay office or mint in sums not less than $100 in a single deposit, nor to exceed $100,000 during a calendar month by the same depositor the bullion to be valued at its right price for legal tenders at the day of deposit, certificates to be given to the owner to be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury in not less then thirty nor more than ninety days in legal tender rates or silver dollars at the option of the govern ment, and after one year, the coinage of sil ver to be on the same footing in all re spects with the coinage of gold. Senator Booth submitted an amendment to allow owners of silver dollars to deposit them with the Treasurer of the United States and receive certificates of not less than $10 each, the certificates to been graved as money, and to circulate in place of silver. The design is to obviate the in convenience in silver in commercial trans actions. After some discussion, on motion of Sen ator Bayard further consideration of the silver bill was postponed till Monday next, with an understanding that the debate then be resumed and continued from day to day till a vote be reached. Senate then adjourned until Monday. House of Representatives. The West Point Academy bill being pre tented, Mr. Durham explained its provisions. It appropriated $272,155, being $14,449 less than last year. The present bill appropri ated $150,000 for the pay of cadets, which would not in the least lessen the pay of each cadet, although it was $17,00G less than was appropriated last year. The committee on appropriations had avoided making any un necessary appropriations and in this its first bill it had endeavored to keep down expendi tures for the military academy to what was actually requisite for the needs of the institution. He explained there was a section in the bill providing that appoint ments of civilians to be second lieutenants should be made only when more vacancies exist than could be filled by appointments from the next graduating class of cadets. The committee had also recommended a sec tion providing that when each cadet has been appointed and matriculated, no other appointment from the same district shall be made during the term for which the cadet was appointed, shouli a vacancy occur therein for any other cause than death or physical disa bility. That would make members of Con gress most careful as to the character of the young men they selected to go there. The Secretary of War and Gen. Schofield, princi pal of the academy, approved of that pro vision. After debate, but without action the com mittee arose, and Harris (Va.) from com mittee on elections reported the California case against Pachero, the sitting member, and in favor of Wigginton contestant. Mr. Wait presented a minority report, tak ing opposite grounds. Mr. Springer presented a separate report on his own account, although concurring in the'resolution of the majority. Reports or dered printed. Mr. Harris gave notice he would call up the case next Tuesday. The Speaker announced the appointment of the following additional members of the committees: Expenditures of the State de partment, Turner and Bundy expenditures of the navy department, Pridemore and Williams, of Oregon expenditures of the postoffice department, Clark, of Missouri^nd McKinley expenditures of the war depart- J&'$Zi3s ment^ Dickey and Seed expenditures of the interior department, Patterson and Pound. Adjourned. Tlie Pacific Railroad. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.*The House com mittee on Pacific railroads to-day continued the hearing of arguments on the Texas & Southern Pacific bills. C. P. Huntington addressed the committee in answer to Col. Scotts' argument made last week. He de nied the assertion that the Southern Pacific, and Central Pacific, were the same thing, and said they were quite distinct in their or ganizations and aims, and that when com pleted vhrough to the East, the Southern Pa cific would compete for the business now engaged by the Union Jk Central lines. He explained that years ago, before any of these questions had arisen, or were thought of in the settlement of some local differences, he and some of his friends of the Central had been per suaded to go to the help of the Southern Pacific, which had then about 50 miles of road in operation, and that finding they were compelled to build under the law 50 miles ayear at the Colorado end of the line and 20 miles at the WTestern end, he had re peatedly offered to dispose of his entire in terest in it, anM 1873 did sella controlling portion of the line between Colorado and San Francisco to CoL Scott himself, but he did not fulfil his contract. Since then a good deal more road had been built, but he was willing to dispose of it to the United States or to Col. Scott if he could be satisfied that it would be used as a part of a direct line to the Gulf and lower Mississippi cities. Huntington said his friends could build the line between the Colorado and the Rio Grande, 600 miles, as cheaply as Col. Scott's, and would guarantee to put more money value into the road from their own mortgage bonds, than Col. Scott's paity would out of their bonds endorsed by the government, and to build the road within five or six \ear-4. He offered to amend the bill now in committee HO S I to allow the same supervision and restrictions as to construction and rates by Congress over the Southern Pacific between its eastern terminus on the Texas frontier and several posts in Southern California as are contained in the Texas Pacific bill, so as to place the two offers on an equality, ex cept that the former asks no financial aid, while the latter asks indorsement at the rate of $35,000 per mile. He claimed that the Southern Pacific route across California be tween the Zuma and Los Angelos posts was not only the best as to grades, but also moie directly in the line of through travel and traffic, and could be made to answer equally as well to San Diego, as the branch hue was now within 90 miles of the harbor. Terrible Story of Brutality. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.The Secretary of the Interior has received several affidavits confirmatory of the statments of witnesses examined by him Saturday last, showing that the condition of the Freedman's Hospital before the recent investigation in the matter of cruelty, food and care of patients was vastly improved since the inveesigation be gan. One of them contains a statement showing a frightful disregard of the feelings of patients in connection with the disposi tion of bodies of patients who have died at the hospital, the affidavit avowing that the hospital yard was made a common burial ground for the reception of partially muti lated bodies buried in sacks. Details of the case shows the bodies were exhumed in sight of patients of the hospital, and all the state ments in the affidavits are particularly severe on Dr. Purvie. Miscellaneous. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.The tariff bill was to-day submitted by the sub-committee to the full committee of ways and means, who decided to consider it next Tuesday, Thurs day and Saturday, and every day thereafter until it shall take final action. The committee on Pacific railroads to-day heard Mr. Huntington in behalf of the Southern Pacific railroad, in reply to those advocating the Texas Pacific railroad. Secretary of the Navy Thompson, examin ed the training ship Saratoga to-day, and found the hull sound, but her upper works weakened by rotten timbers. Twenty thous and dollars will place her in good condition. Secretary Thompson was gratified because of the discipline among the boys, and their pro ficiency in ship and shore practice. Senor Zamicona. special agent of Mexico, to-day paid the second installment of $100,- 000 on account of the award made by the joint American and Mexican Commission in favor of American citizens. The silver certificates proposed to be issu ed in the amendments offered in the Senate by Senators Booth and Morgan, are to be received for all dues of the government, in cluding custom duties. THAT ME MORAS BUM Brings Out Some Good Reading Between Chandler and Burke. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.Mr- Chandler fur nishes the following additional telegrams: NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 30, 1878.W. E. Chandler, Washington, D. C.The state ments in my telegram are true, can be estab lished, and having admitted the application to yourself, it is evident that your past con nection with the Louisiana affairs has been such as to justify me in declining further correspondence with you upon that subject. [Signed] E. B. BUBKE. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31,1878.Major E. A. Burke, New Orleans: Please make public all proofs of your charges against me, to gether with the memorandum you have of the Wormly Hotel conference. W. E. CAANDLEE. BURIED IN THE SHAFT. An Earth Cave at Dubuque Buries Three Miners. DUBUQUE, Jan. 31.This afternoon a shaft sunk on what is called the Coleman lead, in the western border of the city, was found to have caved in on three men. Thomas Olson and two sons are probably in the drift, as the excavations are small, and in*compact clay, and its believed they must be dead. The shaft is sixty-five feet deep, and the coats of the miners were found at its mouth. Fifty miners are at work in half hour relays sinking another shaft close by in the hope of getting the men out alive. It will take till to-morrow noon to reach the drift. r Missing Vessel Heard From. SAN FBANCIBOO, Jan. 31.The bark W. A' Holcomb, supposed to have'been lost with all hands on a voyage from Honlulu to Baker's Island, has returned to Honlulu. She had been unable to make a landing at the island on account of the weather. Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Bart., succeeds the Earl of Carnarvon as Colonial Sec*, retMy* J^ The Merchants'National Bank at Nova Scotia, Kan., closed its doors to-day. Pore Old Bye Whisky and Bock Candy at Donnelly's, No, 10 Wabashaw, v*- NUMBER 18. THEY SURRENDER. HATES A\I SHERMAN BACKDOWN. The President "U ill Not Veto the Silver Bill, Though He stay ProtestSherman Concedes that it Will Xot Be So Bad Af ter All. "lhe Washington correspondent of the New York Bulletin, the leading hard money finan cial organ of the conntry, telegraphed to his paper on the 29th of January, the following which was based on an interview with Sec retary Sherman.: "There are good reasons now for the be lief that there has been some sort of under standing whereby the Senate will amend the Bland silver bill so as to give the govern ment the profits of coinage, and that the President will not veto the bill, but let it be come a law without his signature, or sign it under a lengthily-written protest. The ad ministration, since the vote to-night, has weakened somewhat, but may stiffen up un der taunt. The President does not like the situation, but is preparing to pave the way gradually for the introduction of silver and realizing that his veto would be overruled by Congress, he is stubborn enough, how ever, to repel any aggressiveness from the silver indatiomsts. I have just left Secre tary Sherman, who says there can be no immediate bad effects of the in troduction of silver. He takes the Mints* report, and shows that there can only be two and a half millions a month got out from the mints, and this would have no ap preciable effect even on the Customs receipts for the first few months. He has an idea that gold will go up in premium immediately, but that no premium can stand, because there will be further use for it if silver can b used. Beside, while legal tenders are at par with gold, ho savs, there may be legal difference in their \alue. because the holder can readily buy gold or hilver com with them. Hib mind is fixed in the behof that there will soon be absolutely no difference in value between our paper and coin/ because of commercial reasons. Gold coming this way from Europe will supply our people with plentj of gold coin for necessary purposes, and before that change can cause a demand for gold com, silver will be used entirely for payment of customs and the silver now in use will alleviate any trouble about the scarcity of gol* for its present purpose. Finally, he thinks silver will be the coin in use, unless its value, shall appreciate to gold, because cheaper money always drives dearear money out of circulation. He does not anticipate any violent fluctuation in financial affairs, but expects a gradual dissi pation of the gold premium. When legal tenders will asume full money functions, coin will only be needed for change or spe cial purposes. He savs he told the New York bankers about Chi ismas time that they must expect the conclusion unless they could get up a counter sentiment, and that his position of to-night is not newly assumed. The passage of the Silver Bill being a fore gone conclusion, the next thing in order will be the establishment of three minhi in the Sundry Civil Appropriaton Bills, which will pass in June or July next, and the con sequent extension of coinage facilities from about January, 1879, to about four millions a month, with hands working night and day. The Secretary says he believes resumption will be feasible under any circumstances, and instead of despairing, speaks pleasantly of the future HA\ES IX THE HOUSE. A Walk Through the Democratic Side Af ter Adjournment, [Washington Special (Jan. 29th) to Chicago Times.] Thirty minutes after the house adjourned to-day the president, bundled up in a heavy blue overcoat, carrying a silk hat in his hand, entered the nearly empty house on the Democratic side. Webb C. Hayes trotted demuiely at his father's heels. The Presi dent paused when he neared Gen. Ewing. The rag apostle was still at his desk writing. He bhot up as straight as a ramrod when he saw who was near. The great rag man and the great good man shook hands. "Pleasant day," said Ewing. "Hum," said the president. Wobb C. Hayes adjusted his eye in his coldest manner, and said nothing. Gen. Rice, a fraud howler in the last Con gress, was in front of Ewing. He next made a lunge for the presidential hand. "Looks natural here, does it, Mr. Presi- dent?" said the ex-fraud howler. "Yes," said Mr. Hayes, striking a desk in the front row with his brown kidded band. "Here is where I used to sit." He struck it again as if to say, "Behold it, and think well over it before going further." At this a tow-headed blue-jacketed page, enterprising siid energetic, dived at the Pres ident with a huge \rllow-co\ered autograph b^ok. "Please, sir, jour autograph," b continued in a feeble attempt to appear to be modest. The President smiled for the first time. He drew off his brown glove and dashed off, "Yours truly, R. B. Hayes," to the great joy of the email boy. Gen. Bice laughed pleasantly as the presi dent wrote. "You can't escape the boys." "No," smiled the president, and on he passed, rapidly pursued by other pages, but he was seized by a newspaper man who was standing by. "How do you do, Mr. President? Permit me to present Mr. of the said the journalist. The following intersued "Fine day, Mr. President." "Hum." The president never talks to newspaper men, and he observed his rule. "Looks natural here, eh, Mr. President?" "Ah, ha," was the reply of the President, who would not commit himself. "What do you think "Good evening," said the president, with a low bow as he passed on. Webb C. Hayes significantly followed at his heels. An aged member, seated near the middle of the aisle on the republican side, rose up as he saw the presidential party near ing him. He had a country friend with Mm whom he wished to introduce. He dived for the presidential hand as he said, "Mr. Hayes but the president was too swift. Tha aged hand grabber caught only Webb Hayes. He shook him heartily and humbly and thankfully as if that waa the next beat thing. Mr. Pnmbleohook could not have said bet ter: "Permit me to present my worthy friend Mr. Stevens, of Blankville, a great admirer of your father,"