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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. VOL. II--NO. 331. NEW ORLEANS, WEI)NESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. THE DEMOCRATIC VICTORY. Tlm ALL.BNIGHT CEBolON OF THE lgEN ATE IUNDOe IN THE UTTER DISCON IITURB OF THE RADICALS. Thul mpan'se otion Adopted by 21 to 26 The Comminttee Dlseharged, andil Butler sure of His meat, WsHINOTOx, Nov. 27.-After Mr. Allison's ion to adjourn at 1:to a. m. was defeat-ed . okling said: Home Benators claim d t all the material facts in both briefs of the Sontestants had been conceded. He believed I ob o statement was made because the Son a rs not had an opportunity of Iloking no th reports which had only this day been a bef o thnem; brit it seems that there are fats w h have been disputed and very ma - gl fto at that. He read from a paper a rttilte frot Mr. Simons. Secretary of State o SUnth Carolina, settinr forth thati the Board av rs counted the votes of Idge 30d and Latuens countles for presl eO l electors and for state officers, but did Ot outnt the votes of those counties for Legislature. so that the members of the Sthat elected Mr. Butler were really tet in by the canvassers, but tat the s.sture counted them in. so as to lake a il for the Legislature that proceeded to t0 utler, wlthe e ena c of South Caroliun So loin the House at all in the election of ter, but it did join the House that elect.ed rbin. He then read Ioem the, testimony of Sgiven before the C',mmitteo in South llna, to show that It was an mposstiblJty. the very nature of things, for the negroes to ,t their voes; that they did not cast a eir yots, and that the occuren ee of &14 day were suffioient to justify the rd of tanvassers ulid thie Lels atu re in ro ng to ount the votes from those two coue atll: but eight men bearing a copy of a per from the clerk of tue county court, show o oe proceedings whereby they claimed to entled to seats in the Legisiature. p esented mselves at the door of the Legislature and -mnded admittance, and thtese were some of fact on which this case turned. e then reviewed the acts of some of the men theres a d declared that their acts Were such that e d of Ovnvassers and the Legi-la ure doe ed that the elections i1 the two coun. e of as vitiated entirely. Ie .asked S~Wadletgh I the tamburg outrage stood one, or was t(tt only the beginning of a se asot outrages that continued until election ir. Wadleigh said there were such outrages omitted there as would hardly be believed, and he was ourpried to know that there was anybody here Whq would a tempt to palliate or Oonceal or apogtse for them. A t twenty.n-ly minutes past 2 Mr. Wadlelgh yielded to Mr.apenur to allow hini to make t motl o urn The yeas and nays were de-(to la.w oby Mr. Bayard: they were nailed and yeae 26, nays 24, and the Senate refus le hresumed and sent up to the Olerk, to be read, another statement of the re pt 2:40 Mr. Edmunds said hte was very tired moved that the denate adjourn. The ycan a a were oad for and resulted, yeas 25. ma. Wadleigh resumed the floor, and the ffl coptLýnud the rca tlng of the report. :55.--Mr. Wadlelsh yielded to Mr. Pddoek to othat the enate take a recess till 2 p. m., idthe yeas and nays being called, resulted. yeas 12, nays 27, and the Senate refused to take Mr. Wadleigh resumed, and the clerk con t ed reding the report. d M.cDDonaldd asked Mr. Wadlelgh to have . A Butler's testimony br else allow Mr. faldto read a part of his remarks. r. adleigh: I am afraid you will have or testimony to read, or you will not know tovote on the question. Edmtnds: .h, let the reading go on: come to Butler's testimony about day to- or ow. Ice Prresident: Let the reading go on: S er a was resumed and the Senators ro p to bleep. At :t:14 Mr. Paddock raised i te pontthat a quorum was not present, and roll was called and the Senators answered to their names, when the chair announced tha the roll call developed a quorum present, and the reading was continued. At :20 a. m. Mr. Saunders moved to adjourn. and the yess and nays were demanded. Result: e.sa 25, nays 27, and the Senate refused to ad he reading was continued. At 8:40 a call was made for a quorum, and upon the roll being called, the Chair an tiounoed that no quorum was present Mr. Whitoe moved that ttie 8tergeant-at-Arms brtngin the absent Benators. Adopted. The Chair deolided that no business was in order except a motion to adjourn, and on that the yeas and nays were canlled. Result: as 4, nays 2n e and the Chairm in announced (hat the roll call deve'oped no quorum present. Mr Whyte asked if the order of the Senate d been execute,? The Chair replied that the Sergeant-at-Arms teported that he had notified them they were wanted, but had no power to compel their at tdance. Mr. Whyte suggested that the Sergeant-at Arm make his report in writing. r.nokling objected to any report helng made that would publish the names of Senators who might be absent on account of lufirmity or otherwise. There were only two motions in order. viz: one to adjourn and the other to sug gest that the Sergeant-at-Arms call in the Sen Pending tne report by the Berge: nt-at.A rms another roll call was ordered, which revealed a O:orum. The Sergeant-at-Arms handed in his report. which being read, Mr. Conkling saitd that a nluo rum being present it was now in o der on r tinm S rise to a question of order, and he submitted t no report from the Hergeant-at-Arms was for when a quorum wits developed all .rooeedinhge under the call should be dispensed with Bordering the second roll ' all and de e laoping fa quorum, the Senate thereby found it Set Wth aa n order in in its hands partly exeuted e d without power to compel the execultion Sabout an hour was consumed in debating this uionC-LTn. in which several Senators partici i t 4:o0 a. m. Mr. Wad'eoaigh resumed the rand threading of the report was about contlniwd when Mr. Thurman rose to a t of orde that so much reading was abus therlght, rind was not cntempaItcd by the and he felt it to be his duty to object to It; t dte ChUir said he woild submit the unoa Sto the Benat. as he did not feel at liberty br h down a time-honored rule. iator Wadleigh Caid he was striving to get the Senate such information as would ble Senators to vote Intelligently on the ton. He wanted it understood that an at I ptwas being matde to seat a Senator whose itlals would not stand scrutiuv. A a:40 a. m. Mr. Edmunds moved to take a 1 ha e till 1 e a. m. ] rejoctt ed. Ar 0:15 he movcd for a recess till 10 ia m. Re -Joeersd Sv r.r . auouvrc .. iu. i . recess till 10 a. m. lie " Paddock moved to take a recess till 9 a. m. r. Wadleigh, still holding the floor, at ,:o50 r. Conkllng moved a call of the Senate, to as certain if aquorum was present, and the roll -Jl devwoped a quorum. r. dock moved to adjourn. Rejected 1- le nays 26. Mr. "Wadleigh resumed the floor, and Mir. Edmunds relieved him in reading the testi .--o] . 7:15 Mr. Mitchell moved that the Senate ourl. Rejected. Wadleligh resumed the floor, and Mr. Ed unds continued the reading of testimony. At:9O a. m. Mr. Allison moved that the Sen Itte ake a recess until 9 a. m. Itjeeted. Mr. haffee moved that the Senate procoed to the eonslderation of executive business. The -easandsays were called, and resulted: Yeas. , naysr so that the Senate refused to go executive session. Mr. Wadleigh resumed the floor and Mr. Ed Ed. ands the reading of evidence. At 7:52 aa.Mr. Mitchell moved that the Sen proceed to executive business, and on this Seas and nays were called; result, yeas 12, a23 and no quorum voted. MrCockrell moved a cat. of the Senate, which ordere. and a quorum answered to their - .the question recurred on the mo te executive session, on which the as were called. Result: Yeas 15. and the Senate refused to go into execu e selon. and Mr. Wadleigh resumed the 8:06 a. m. Mr. Edmunds raised the point Squorum was oresent. .oekrelll: "Yes it is eceedisngly impor a quorum should be here to hear this ý unds : "Yes, 1 ,they' wabtas hear the The roll was ialled, showing no quorurl present. Mr. Edmunds moved that the Nrgeanit-nt arms be Inetructed to request the attendance of the absent Senators. o or deredl. After a while Mr. Gordon moved that further proceedings utinder the call be dispensed with. So ordered; yeas 22, nays I . Mr. Edmunds moved that when the Senate adjourn It adjourn until 2 p. i., upon which motion a division was ordered, the result dis elosing the fact that no quorum was present. Mr. Ed munds' call of the Senate was ordered. It being then found that a quorum was present. the question recurred on the motion to adjourn until 2 p. m. which was lost, no quorum voting. Mr. MeMillan said that inasmuch as the Comi mittee on Privileges and Elections were having a meeting this morning, he moved thtt the Sen ate adjourn. Lost by a vote of 27 nays to 24 yeas. Mr. Mitchell moved that the Senate proceed to the cons. dratlon of executive business. Lost. yels 13. nays 24. Mr. Burnslde moved thattheoenate take a re cess until 10:3o a. m., whlon was lost. The reading of the report was then pioceeded with Mr. Burnside reading in rather i sub dued voice. Moon Mr. Hill raised the point of order that the Senator from Rhode Isla d was reading In such a low tone of voice that he could not be hrard; whereupon Mr. Buruside raised his voice s as to be heard in every portion of the chamber. At to a. m. Mr. Mitchell made another motion to e.djourn. Lost. Mr. Cameron. of Wisconsin. said the Com mittee on Privileges and Elections not having had time to re oeolt, he would i oad a brief of Mr. Corbin's ease. Mr. Butler's case could not be dis cussed intelligently without the slmul aneous consideration of Mr. Jorbin's slatemrent, Mr. iill--l thill the same brief read by the Senator from Massachusetts. as a part of hies ar gU nient? Mr. Cameron-No: but it is one equtally ias goodl. Mr. Eaton-No better? Mr. Camoeron-Well, pterhlts a little hotter, but that is a nuestion which the Senate can de cide. Mr. Cameron thenr proceeded to read a brif, which is the one submlitted by Mr. Corbin to the Committee on Priviloges and Elections a few days ago. At 11:30 Mr. Allison moved that a recess be taken until 1 o'clock, which was lost. Yeas 2o. nays 25. Mr. Cameron continued his reading. At 11:S0 Mr. MCMillan moved to adjourn. Yeas 24. nays 28. Mr. Wacileigh moved that the Senate take a recess till 2 p. m. Yeas 23: nays 21. The Ubhalr called the question, being on the amendment offered by Mr. Mitchell, that the vote be taken at 2:30 p. m., the 27th inst. Tue Chair announced that the hour of 12 m. had arrived, which was usually the hour for meeting. but unless objection was made the Chair would consider the legislative day of the 20th as continuing until adjournment. Carried. Mr. Dorsey moved that the Senate proceed to the consideration of executive business. Yeas 22, tays 25. Mr. Wiadlel h yielded the floor to Mr. Merri mon, who said the constitution of South Caro lina wis framed by thie Rtepublican party, and they had made the laws governing the elections. lie read c~bttistlcs to show lhow the dlfferent parties voted, and held that with sunh a vcte as that recorded. ast compared with the popular one, it was Impossible to suppose that any great amount of intimidation had bheen proe. tloeod. Hl, fet hound to defend the charg:es against (len. Buller. for he was not on the floor to defend himself. He admitted that theatre clous outrages committed at Hamburg were sufficient in enormity to constitute the place a second Sodom. But, he said. Gen. Butler was not present while these outrages took place. Mr. Merrimon denounced the outrages' strongly, but evntended that Gen. Butler was not responsible for them. He said he proposed to, read all the testimnony of Gen. Butler. so thai. It migh be printed In the Record for the benefit of oen. Butler. now and hereafter. He then uroceeded to road at, length the testi mony as printed in the report He concluded reading at 1:30o i. m. HIo then denied that there was it conspiracy down In South Carolina to prosecute any one for politicln purposes, He said hte had under stoodt that this testimony would nt e, intro duced into this contest. but as it had been done he felt it his duty to reply. As (len. Blutler had been assailed most bitterly lie shoult take occasion not onlyto defend I im but considered it his duty to tell a few fea.ts connected with the other contestant. Mr. Corbin. Hc then readt freely some reports to show that (Corhin was a corrnut men and that he conspired to, bring troops in o his State and prostitute the United States army for political purposes, vi.: the carrying of elections for the Republicans. Mr. Cameron, of Wisconsin, said he did not want to be drawn into this contest of argument, ibut the remarks of the Senator called for some explanatln. The statistical part of his re marks were part of the statistics which the committee were overhauling In their visit to Houth Carolina. and he was going to prove everything concerning the metteurs of vwhlch they tre,tt. He would Iucoh prefer to rely on sworn statements of reliabtle parties than to rely on those figures. He concluded his re mnrks lt 2:40 p. Ii. Mr. Mitchell sadl as the time embraced in his resolution htad atlrendy passcd. he desirie.I to modify it so as to read 12:30 p. in. lRojected. Yeo.s 23, nays 28. ''he o uestion recurred on the motion offtTrted iby Mr. Thurman, that the Cnommittee, on Privi leges and Elections be discharged from further consideration of the credentials of M. C. But lcr. and the Senate att 3:20 p. m., by a v.to of 27 yelLs to 25 nays, agreed to MI. Thurman's i iot.iin to discharge the ceomnmitte.e. Ceonover and Pattcrson voted against. it motion to adjourn. and it was rejected by 2s; yeas to 2s nays. w 'rhe Chair called the luneatioin, and no one, rising t.o speak the rll llcll commenced, tandl on i yea uand nay vote the resolution at :j p. m. was adopted. Mr. Edmunds objectedl to the present consid eration of the creidtentials of B. C. IButler, atndl the'y went over under the rule. Mr. Edmunds moved that the Senate adjourn until to-morrow. Mr. Thurman moved that as this was the leg islative day of Monday. the Senate ad.iourn to :1:30 p. in. on Tue-shtly. The effTect of this would be to meet again in hnl an hour. and as a new legislative day would have commenced. TlhurirHnn an call up the credentials of Butler and mbve that he be sworn in. The rinlestion was pult by yasR and nays on the motion to adjourn, and resulted-yeas 26. natys 28. Mr. Thurman then renewed his motion to ad iolurn to 3:30 p. mn. The Chair ruled that the legislative clay of Monday wouild nt terminate now if the ad iournment ws to another hour of the same d'ly. Mr. Thurman dissented and salid he felt in lintedi to test the sense of the Henate on the question. Mr. Conkling sustained the Chair and Mr. Eaton opcpo-et. Mr. WVhite, Rsaid that when the seRssion com monced they fixed tlhe hour of 12 m. as the hour ior meoting. Mr. Edmunds said if 'hat was so. he would otject, for if the Henate was tabout to make another rllce ir would have to lie over one Iday. He thooght we had bttter sick to rule and law. Mr. Thurman wi'hdrew the motion ad en tPredanother that the Sonator from Houth Car doina. Mr. Butler. be sworn. He seid he only lesairedl to enter that motion, but did not ask onsideration. Mr. Edmunds entered notl-e that, imme ictely after the reading of the jourcnal to mofrow. he should move to take up as tihe (lues ion of highest privilege. that of the report of thu Committee on Privileges and Elections. Mr. Edmunds movedl that the Senate adjourn. anl on a division the motion was Ii st. Mr. Thiu man moved that the S-nate proceed o the consideration of exa-etive businecs, and on this the yeas and nays were ordered. Result: Yeas 28. naRl 27. And at 3:35 D. m. the Senate went into execu ive session, and at 4 o'clock the doors were reopened and the Senate adjourned. The HIouse. The House. Mr. Morrison.,who had failed to get the floor when the resumption repeal bill was under con sideration, asked and obtained leave to make jrelimib ary remarks this morning and to print his speech Mr. 8ingleton, from the Committee on Print ing, reported a resolution to print 10,o0o copies of the report of the United States Monetary Commission. Me-sr.. Banks, Stephens and others, sug gested that thi- whole subject was one of vast importance to the people, and therefore asked for an amendment to the resolution so as to provide also for the printing of all Correspond ence on the subject, and all of the testimony taken. Mr-. ewit-aould 4ot-gfv his aesentto print , on_ s1thae t tiinzoaneosrrispond ene4e .. be eauIs It was great iv one-sided, and he did not think there should be any publication until iflter witnesses had had oppornunity to correct their testimony. Mr. BJlard said all the witnesses had had op port unity to corrct their testlmony. After dl slussion the resolution and amend merrent were recommitted. Mr. Hholby. of Alabama. asked leave to offer a resolution stting forth that it, was believed that. the loss of the United H atos steamer Huron was attributed to her unseaworthiness, and that other vessels were in tihe same condition; and directing the Secretary of the Navy to stop all repairs of vessels ,n which repairs had boon orderedl since M rch, until af er an examina tion of them all had boten made by a competent board, which board is to visit the several navy iards. examine all the naval vessels and report the result of their examinations. Mr Hale objectnd. He thought this subject could be safely loft with the sutrerintendent. Mr. Iliaskll introduced a bill for forwarding. the redemption of Unitedl States notes, Ileferred. Mr. Conger asked leave to Tffor for action a bill to establilsh a light-house at the jetties of the Mississippi rlivr. Mr. Dougls objected. By unlaniminous consent the States were called for bills etc., for refroenen, and a number of private chills were offTred, and among those of a public nature were the following: By Mr. BItllr: Exten,,ling te thanks of the Cotngress and the peoplof the United Htal.e to Ito,,ry . HMtailey for his valuablt, explorations in Africa. On nmotion of Wood it was agreed that when the Ho.ls adjuirn, It ie until Friday. and at 4 p. mi. the House tdil it rnred. Exerutlve IeuIlon. WAstirNoTON. Nov. 27.-The Hnatie hell qlito a protlracted exerutllve sie5Ionn yer:trlly, but no nominations wire aitid on. M.-vonl wlwere r,.porteor on falvortably, and on otthers ldlver-:i reportsi wire madrn. Among thle lJatir thbt of IHen ry Fltzsimnmous. for U. H. Marshal of Geor gia. Other statements to the contrary notwith standing. thl Inominntions of Harlan. of Kon tucky. for the Hupreme Court IBi,nch. anrd ax tar, of Tineossee, for the judgesLip of the Hlxth Circult, w" re not reportetd on. Confirmations. WASHINOTON. Nov. 27.-'Thoe inato in execul tive setslon conlfirmed the following nomina tions: Alex. M. Htern. to be United States Assistant Treasurer at Cincinnati ; N. J. Marat, Collector of Customs at A palacnhicila. Fla. ; Postmasters, Goe. Wom,,ldorfr. Mlddleport. Ohio; Thos. Boyer. Gallatin, Texas. Cablnet Meeting-DIecussion of tlhe Presl. dent's Message. WASIrNforoN. Nov. 27.--The Cabinet session to-day lasted two hours and a half and was do Vo od almost exllltively to lhe reading of as much of the President's m..ssage as has boon written. The Hecr'otary of the Navy primented all the Information he hain gathered relativetotheHu ron. which in suHlstante is the sami as has already beeni pubjshed. More than two-thirds of the messeag hlta been written,and the exeeu tive ,corks ar oengaged in copying it for trans mission to (I ngrlssi. and are also making a copy for the printeir. The massago will te printed in the Treatrry Department and distributed to the press on Monrday. The measrsoe is iulite loin, lonner perhaps than any of President Grant's ruannual messages. The most Important feature of the mossage is the chapter on the qu,'stion of lirance, wlhich was thoroughly discussed. Tboe chapter on domestic affairs is Ialso im portant. embodyi ng, as it does, a statemrent ofi the condition of alffairs in the Southern Htatis. anti the causes which Ied the Administratlin to the adoption of the so-called Houthern policy. The Englisl Milnister-Banquet to Hon, John Welsh. PmIILADErIPIIA Nov. 27.--A banrwuot was given to thn. John Welsh at the Aldine Hotel by prominent citizens of Philadelpthia this even ing. '1 h banqluting hall was composed of two lirg, rooms on the first floor, elegantly deco rated. Amlolng the prominent guests at. the tables wert lion. M. McMichael, Gen. (Roo. Cadwalla der. (in,. W. ('hiblis. Gov. Hartran ft, J. H. Lip plncott. Mayor Stokely, Amos it. Little and Thus. I). Larrls. It was nearly 11 o'clock when the cloth was rr moved. when Mr. McMichael introduced thedis tingullishedl guest inl a elatorate adiress. anlaborateadr proposed the health and prosperity of Mr. Welsh, who responded in a feeling manner. Addresses were made by Hon. .John W. For nyv..Judge Craig Biddle, lon. D. J. Masell and others. Adverse Report on Nominations. WASHINGiTON. Nov. 27.-The Senate Judiciary ('ommittet yesterday afternoon reported at versel v on- th norn inratiorns of (ol. Fitzei iormons, to bit United States Marshal for Georgia, and G. (. Wharton,, to be United Stiattes District Attor ney for Kentucky. Investlgating the Cause of the Huron Dilaster. WAsIrr;rNGTON, Nov. 27.-Master Conway, En sign Y-.ung and rind t Engin-or Warburton, survivors of thei Hluron disaster have arriv id in Washington. Mas or Deneg is yet at Nor folk. They camrn lihre by ,,rlder of the HSeerc tary of tiher Navy. who dleires to imalkei an offi eial inquiry into the eaiser Of the .lisaster to tihe Hiiron., ind also ito a.riertain who is respon sible for thie vesse's going to sea in the face of the warnings given b)y cautionary sigrnals. whihi had been II vi nig along the ronst previous to thei tuithe th Huron left Hamnp'on Itoads. From inquiries made of the survivors of the ill-fated Iluro:, it. is arcertainrd tlat wherrn the ship left the roads there was it vrery fresh h. (.eze blowing, but not. of at character to deteor her frrs putting to Sea. llad the shID kept on the course given her by the navigator she woull have p'issed all dan gerous coas,ts of North Caroiina at least tin mil s to leeward. Thei questlon tas to how the course of the ship was altered, who! her by the fault of the crom pilss or thr rugh neglect of the ofll-or of the deck, or the quartermaster In charge of the vessel, cannot now be ascertained. Secretary Thompson and the Huron Sur vi vors. WARIITNGTON, NOV. 27.-After the atdiournment of the Cabinet session Sereretary Th mpson had several hours conversation with the surviving ofllcers of the IHuron, Thie toflles relatel to the Secretary all th.e ircumstanres conlnectr-d with the loss of that vesrel. The strat-ements do not differ materiahly from those already given to the public. The surviving offlcers and mrn generrally agree that had the otlicers and mn remairned on the veesslt it is more than prrobabltl hat most of them, if n.t all, is ould have teen saved. McCormick's Successor To Be Selected This Week. WArsrINGTON, Nov. 27.-There is the highest authority for trh statement that C',I. 14ussell Hastings will not sue:ced Mr. McCermick air As--istant Se'oreltary of the I'r'easu er. No sue cessor has yet teen determiner uaoen. WASHIN(GTON, Nov. 27.-It is quite pirobable that the question of GU,v. MtCorm ek'e succes sor will be determined this week. The Mint Report-The 1Ilver Dollar. WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.- I lhe annual report of the Director of the Mint hasr been submitted. Gold and silver bullion to the amount of $97, 8ll.832 has bern operate I on. whirh is an in crease over last year. The attention of the Secretary is called to the inconvenience arising from the circulation of silver three cent pic-es coined prior to 187., and the propriety of legis lation for the withdrawal ot the same is recom mended. He suggests that the I gal tender of the silver dollar should bhe limited to an amount sufficient to prevent it from expelling golt. and for the purpose of restricting its issue to the require, eats of the pubhle for such money, as well as to keep it at par with full lerdl tender money. It should be issued in ex change only for United States notes and gold. Life Station on Long Island Cut Away by the Storm. WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.-Superintendent Hun tington, or Life .aiving District No. to. Loug Is!and coast, telegraphs that rtation No. 26 has been cut away by the action of the l.te storm. This station is situated at the east end of Jon- s' beach. Long Island. It was always d-emed an insecure place, and measures were not long ago taken to have the material of the station ready qmove at a moment's warning. DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. THE TWEED RING INVESTI.ATION. E. A. Woodward Before the Committee. Nitw YoKa, NOV 27.-E. A. Woodward was ex amitnnd hfore the Twe-ld (Colmittoo to-dlay His testlmony was substantilally that he settled with the city,. and cannot be called on to testify as to whal money hbe had btefore he was clerk of the Board of BupeR visors. He thought the co-m promise was for lre,0eo. Htoeoutld not say what his inicolme was before he went Int.i, the (CormpD trollet's office. His per contages did not amount to half a million. Can't remember what they amounted to; thought about. $1r,000. The pro position to settle for t$1ii,Ott was not made by nit, but he was always in favar of sottling with the city in cash. Mince he wei. away he did not believe he got more than $8 se,tes from the city, and he paid back e$150 a1i. He thought it just to keep the balance. and it was not his intention Io return anything more. Witnens never saw an honest politician in his life. Iti mrt them l of l ages, and said that If any person here was phtved in his posillon they would have done the same. rand he wo uld do the Fim'o over again, iHe did not profess to be a refornmer. and thought, then. w is a basis for claimrs against, t.h, city, even for his own 5r per cent, sine i he well earned It in servi' g Tweed and rol nalitng the details of the frauds In fact. for till hi knew, hi4 5 per cv it nmight have been the only hoiinest portion of a bill. Mr. Tweedt was also enllittld to hlis 25 per cent, since the .i-gislitureirs in thlose ialiys were Io publlearn and It Was nellessary ito buly therll. and Twoe-d hii thll rlleollney with which to do it. Whltever t (lnonliy, Hwouenoy, Watson andll Hall recelved lit regarded am rlononlydi-Ilonestly gained. An swiers wret refstl tl to al numbelll r of l uestions by lalvli.te of coinsel,. anI when ast.ed who his t,o11isii wtas, anlswrl. d, ' That is my bllsinss " Alter fultltier examination tlhe committeo ad j ,urnoed until to-lmorrow. The Vlrginia DeluSe-The Waters Sub s.iding-Immnlae Damage Done. JIclnatotND. Nov. 27.--The water has gone from the stret-is itnd thlte strete cars are running ind llichmond fogies to look Ilke herself. All day the morteharmns antd manuftacturers in the dte luged distrlict have lbien hard at work movi g.l the mud fromn their establlshment., and the chain gang is enmployed in i-leaning the strenias. Along the river front, there is a busy scone. The losses in the butiuless portion of the city will aggregatei a large amount. Five spans of the brilge on the Manche-ter side and two on this side of the river were swept away. The flood by actual measure on Main street, was elbhte.n inches higher than the flood of 1870. Tht danmaige to the railroad tracks is nearly all repaired and trains began running on the Chesapeake and Ohio Italirotli to-day. The loss-s oin the Manchester Cotton and Humac Mills Is vtry heavy, The following dispatch was recesved to-day fronm tlluuisnnn, Western Terminus. James illver, via Liberly. Va. The river is six feet higher than the great freshet of 1842. Twenty colored people were drowned. The destrlction of proprfly in the town and county is unprecedenteld. A bridge and thirty dwellings have bt.en swept away: the pDoor people are leit homeniless, witlout food or clothing. The'l railroad store, with provisions andil material, are gone; the roads artc torn up, andi bridlges In gitneural ww-hed away. The corl viets art- safe and bthaved we.ll and are fully provided for. thei jail being subrlnrged. Erle Rallroad-Election of Directors. New Yoi. Nov. 27.-The stockholders of the Erie Raiilroad nltt this morning at the com pany's ouille for the ele, ion of direr tors. The following ticket was eeuted for 1877-78: Her man 1. itial:.r. 'T'hos. Dickson It. Muyd tm (Grant.. H ugh J. Jew0.tt. John l'atrbon Johnston, Edwin Morg in, Marshall U. Roberts. Bam Mloan, Henry G. tebblins. Goo. F. Falk man. NowYork; John BI. Brown, Portlanl: M. E. Solamon. E. Guthrie. Buffal,; (. W. Hotchkiss, Bin 4hamp ton; Asa Parker, Philadeulptlia Cortland T. Parker. Newark : Homer Iansdell, Newburg; J. Lawler Welsh. A linal protest was presented for about 2000 shares in favor of A. Wallack, Jacob Vender pool. E. C. Humans and T it. M irtin. The total vote was R54.731 out of a possible sramtH); of the-e the regular tic-ket recelvedl 318, 8t2. The minority vote was 29,929. Heavy Male of Coal-Proposition to Limit Production. NEw YORK. Nov. 27.-The Delaware, Lacka wanna lcttibroad sold at public auct ion to-day lo,0) tins of Hcrapton coal. Prices showed a considerable falling off as compared with those obtained at the October sale. The following prices were obtained: Steamrr $2 3051 2 32,f. grate $2 21%@'222~, egg $2 27%(1 2 30. chestnut $2 25652 40, stone $2 85q5l 2 It2s. pea $1 32',.4I1 37,2. Niotwithstanding the low prices for coal to dav, the decline In stocks and rumors of wide dilterences between the competing companies, the s.tatement is made by responsible parties. who are usually correctly informed, that Mr. (Iowanrl, PresHidnt of the 'teading ;o mpny, has with in a few days vast declared that he is I eady to inter rito ar rngements to limit the produc tion of coal to the demallnd as soon is ai fealsible plan iL presented by which the agreement will be kept, in guti faith by all the companies. The Wreck of the Huron. W.VAIIINrorN, Nov. 27.-The signal service ob server at t tle wreck of the itHuron reports to the tlnief signal olliler, at 1:40 P. mr., that efforts will be rmide this afternoon to recover the tb dies of if teen men who are lashed to the main ligeing. and flve or six to the mizze;n. Thie . earner BIaker remains anchored off the wreok. Thie observer at Kitty Hawk reports, at 3:40 p. m.. that 1 he holy of i t ol red lran was washeud ashore one mile north at 12:30 p. m.; by his av pearane he should judge him to be the nbker; no papers on his person. NORItO.IK. Va, Nov. 27.-The Unitedl States steamer Sv'atalra retu: ned to Fort Monroe this m< rning from the wreck of the Huron. She reports that the wrecking stearner Baker re mains 9t lie a reek, waiting for lair weather. Tihe steam tug Virginia left here this morn ing with an , xpU dition to esta' lish a carn p of ob ervation near the scene of the disaster, and look out for any dead bodies which comeanshore. 'IThe pa ty cons sts of Lieut. Commander ,las. (Green and Mast,'r (Chas. A. Clark, United Htatos Navy; Lieut. Francis A. Harrington, United States Marine Corps, and flfte .n anmen Steamboat Burned-Three Men Burned to Death. NEW YotK. Nov. 27.-t1 wits the steamboat C. tI. Northam that burnerd this morning, instead of the steammer Northampton. The ves-el was being repaired at the Se:venth st.: eet dock. It i. now caid that three negroes were burned to ideath. Annual Report of the Director of the Mint. WAsHINGTON, Nov. 27. -Dr. Lindemann, Direc tor of thi, ", i nt, subtmitted his annual report to thei Secretary of the 'TJ'resutry to day. Th, re port is elabo(ratei. and contains a great deal of va.iabIl information. Allger Bros. Still in Custody. NEW YoaK. Nov. 27.-Alliger Bros. are sill in the ctustody of the deputy sheriff, the required amount of hail not having been obtained. The Reading Savings Bank-Assignees Statement. IEADIN;., Pat., Nov. 27.-The statement of the assig::.es of the IRtalling Savings Bank is :e eevt:d by our business community with wide spread dissatisfaction. The dp sitors' cormmittee met last evening. and another meeting will be held at 7 o'clock this evening to adopt such a course or proceed ings as it may be teemed best for the deposi tors of the bank to pursue. It is expected that there will be a stormy m' eting to-night. 'I he statement that there had been a large amount of money taken out of the bank by the president, for which he has deposited his notes, hm swartled the community like the first an nouncement of the triple bank failure. The Boston Wool Broker's Defalcation. BOsTON Mass., Nov. 27.-It is now thought tha the diefalcatiou of Isaac Jon's, Jr., woel broker, Is not so heavy as had been reported. A Ke by street firm is reported as losing some ,125.00. t ut outside of this firm the losses will not be large. Jones tel, graphed his wife the day after his, depar ure that he shou d not return. His family, which consists of his wife and four children, are left in poor circumstances. Stock Gambling Booms. NEW YoPo, Nov. 27.-Kelly & Bliss, the well known tool steliers, havŽ opened their roomsA for stock arnmbling on a snall "rcai: as low as flive shares can he bought. The opening was exponrlir ntal. buint turned out to be a Uce(,ss. The rooms are located within close proximity to the pritniual hotels, and there was a heavy bulsiness done. SettinWL After the Pacific Ralilroad. WASHIINITON. Nov. 27.--Mr. Criltendon's reso Ilntlion r.aper. in the Union Pa, lie Railroaul and tranches, whlich pgassed the Houtse of ItEp re entatives to-day by a vote of 211 to 41. tinder eus pension of the rules. is the same as that in troduneed three weeks ago by -enator Chaffee in the Menate, where the other is still pending. In the Htousi' no objection was mtulo to the pfreamble, which cites the laws of Congress al eged to have been openly and persistently vio lated, and speclfles the braintics which caine under the acts, in pursuance of which the sub I idles were granted and the roads consti Itnted. In the Henate. howevir. the phrseology of tthe preamble gave rise to discussion. some Sen ators asserting that the relation of the branches t0 the main lines was a iquestion for the courts rather than for (Conaress. As the resolution is simply one of Inquiry, there is no doubt that it. will pass the Henite without further opposition, aftair amendment of the preamblte. The statement of facts presented by (hnffee in support of the measure show.lI the mtaner in which the Union Pacific C(ompany hias violated the laws for the oDe ation uof the roadl, to the injury of the public and the govern ment, and assnulnlig ground that the charter was a contrael which the compalny has breken. It, is the duty of the government to take posses sion of the road and tiny property of the com pany for forfeiture of franchise. IHe hteld th t. unltss Ilegal Intedimednts exist the Attorney General should proceed forthwith in that direc tion. The resolution requlests. the President to stite wh-ther any suctih imptiment exists., anti it was intended to onmp el ct inpllsn- with the law for tie' operation of this road. as one con tnlluou line, in order that the otij ut, allnd de slign of Congress that there should te a main line from the one hundreth merillan westward to ttie I'.,lltc OOean, with branchews eastward to wid, ly separted lpoitts on the Missouri river. may te faithfully carried oult, by rhl companies whilh were aut.aorizol and subsldlzed to build the road. The Security Life Insurance Company Sentence of Robt. L. Case. Naw YoaK, Nov. 27.-Proesident Robt. L. Case, of the Security Life Insurance Company, who was convtcted of perjury in swearIng to false accounts, was sentenced to-day by Judge Davis to fiv, years in the State Prison at hard lI ,bor the court denving the motion for an arrest of judgment and a new trial. The Entrrprlse Safe. PonT RoyAL, Nov. 2,.-Arrived: Corvette En terprise. (ort r Goo. L. LReamy. from Hampton FOREIGN NEWS. FRANCE. MrcarLhon Will Ask for a Second Disse lution of the Chamber. Losro,. Nov. 27.--The Hlaudatrd's Paris spe cial says: h.ellablh informatl in leaves no doubt thatt Pres.eitnt MiaMahon intends to ask the Monate's leave to dissolve, the Chamber of Depu ties. It is believed the Aenate will assent, as it dis approves of the recent vote of censure in the lower tiouse. Dissolution will not be proposed until the Deputies have refused to vote the four direct taxes, bilt It is reported the matter will be settled during the wo.'k. Anxiety is felt by all classes over thie situation of affairs. The Situation-Both Partles Determined. LoTIuoN, Nov. 27.-The Time.s' Paris corte spondiet thus summarizes the situation: The Left and the Marshal are alike determined not to yield, but as the latter has hitherto refused to act, without the support of the Senate all still depends upon a small group of Orleanlst Hen ators, who,. a:reording to latest reporta. seem inclined to at,andojn theiir attitude in favor of conni-liationi which they have hitherto mailn. tained,. GIUATEIALA. Discovery of a Conspiracy Against tie President. and Execution of the Conspirators. PANAMA. Nov. 18.-A consgpiray against the governmmnt of Guatemala and the life of Pres ident Barrios was discoveredl on the 1st inst., and seventeen of the conspirators were shot on the 11aza of the capitol. The leaders were Major Kopesky. aHunga rian adventurer, and Capt. DeLeon Itodas of the artillery. Jose Pndon. Enrlque (cereman and Gabriel Aquilar. a priest. WIR NOTES. Mervlia Takes a Hand. Loinoix, Nov. 28.-A diispItch from Belgrade says 'hat collision has taken place at iBratan itziL between t e Hervian frontirr guard and the Turks, in which many woerkilled and wounded on btoth sides. A Great Battle in Pr.ngr.ss. LONDON. Nov. 28.-A dispatch from Bucharest, says that a great bttle is in progress in the dir.: ion of I'ergos. WEATHER PROBARILITIFA. WASnINOTON. Nov. 28, 1 a. n.-Indlcations (lulf States rising haro'ret r northwest to northea't wind-, decidedly 'oldor and clear or partly cloudy weather. MARINE NEWS. NFw Yoc:x Nov. 27.--ailed: Montana, for Liverpool. Arrived: Minim n from Antwerp, Canada from London, Hevihia from Liverpool, We I from ifamburg.and Panama from Panama. LivVEnroor,. Nov. 27.-Arrived: Republic from New York. Humboldt from New York Ithuria from New Orleans, City of Bru-sels from New York. Halled: I linois, for Philadelphia, having been reraire'i. Massachusetts for Boston. G(i,Asow, Nov. 27,-Arrived: Hrate of Louis iana and State of Georgia. from New York. HIAvaE Nov. 27.-Arrived: Amorique. from New York. No Bargain with Patterson. [New York Times.l The cas, of Senator Patterson it pitiable the more so because it is believed on god authori ty that h,, has received no positive assurance that he will s -cure any reward for his political apost.acy. He is in the position of a drowning man catching at ttraws. He hopes that in re turn for delivering the control of the Senate over to the I)emocrats they will he grateful enough to put their party machinery in motion and save him from the peniten iary. But it is now reported he has n, positive promise that they will doso from any one that will be able to fu till it. Gen. M. C. Butler is understood to have a.ssured Senator Patterson that in return for his vote in the Senate, through which Gen, But ler extects to secure a seat in that body, he will do what lies in his power to save the Menamor from the penalty of his crim s. But Gen. Butler n ight not be able to do so. It is not understood that he himself asserts that he will. Tne Demo cratic party of South Carolina is not so united that either Gov. Hampton or the prosecuting officers in that State will be cer'ain to act upon the reuuest or suggestions of Gen. M. C. Butler. Garvey's Plastering. [N. Y. World.] There is something pathetic in Garvey's sta'e mont that there really was a good deal of actual plastering, possibly twenty-five per cent. done for the money he got. There is something -till more pathetic in the spectacle of Garvey wan dering about the brick rotunda and the bick extension of the scene of h:s triumphs and be wailing the lost opportunities of art. Sayler on the Army till. [N. Y. Tribune.] ('oner.ee-mn H~yl.or. of Ohi,. is in hot water with the B ri ,ons of his li.trict., be a use he w.s ab,-ent wh,-n thearrny bill ,-'sed the H 11lt af'er it .arne trom the He na c. 3Ir. S(avir says in extlanaiti n.th +t he was 'pr,osed to redlleing I the army.:hat he would have vot.-l toconcur with the Senat- it h' had b. ni present, arnd that he stayed away ctt;oanse hni did n.t wish to vote a1gainat titish , i i.h, .. m. r .city of his arty7. NEW ORLEANS JOURNALISM. A LEGIMLAT|IVE REPORT AND A VU. IIRRIIATOI IAL IETTER. now a New Orleans Editor Went for tie Charity Hospital Fund, and a Love Lea ter to the Ple. COMMrITTER ROOM O" PUB1,T' AND CJIARITA. Lmi INR'rITUTIONS OF THs House OF RtPRSE5nENTA'nVI$, New Orleans. February 14, 1876. To the Ilonorable Speaker and Members of the hiouse of Represontatives : The Charity Hospital board do not con plain of the insffieleny of the legis lative appropriations, but only of the man nor in which t'ese apDropriations have been paid by the State oflloials and realized by the Charity Ilospital. The complaint Is that the appropriation having been for the mueh greater part paid in wai rants which were not cashed on presentation, nor for a long time afterwards (at all events to the board), they were compellevd to borrow money in open mar ket upon those warrants aR collateral security, or sell them outright and submit to an extess ivodiscount therefrom. The hoard complAin, also, of the delays which have occurred in the delivery of warrants by the Auditor for certain appropriations. They called the particular attention of your committee to the delay which oecurred in the delivery to them of warrants for the appropriation made last year, amountingto $eo,0oo. The matterwas_ first called to the attention of the House by Mr. Geoo. W. Dupre, Representative from Orleans pariAh. This appropriation was made in Feb ruary, but the warrants were withheld by Autdi tor Clinton until late in the month of December. a delay of about ten months, upon what YOUIR (COMWITTI( Bn.IIETVE TO Ba A Mimi P2r TEXT, viz: That there was no money in the Treasury; that the Auditor was invested with a power or a discretion to withhold their issue until there was money to meet them, and thattherewere injunctions of the Superior District Court, par iah of Orleans, in existence, restraining hint from their issue. The belief of your committee that these were mere pretexts, is based upon their general knowledge of the inner workings of the Auditor's and Treas urer's offices, and upon the Inspection of the pretended injunction order, and upon the fat,. proved to as by incontrovertible testimoayr that Auditor Cllnton's objections to delivering these warrants were immediately overcome. and DIRSAPPrARED AS IF BT YAGIC the moment that a certain arrangement or contract had been made by the Board of Ad ministrators with his brother-in-law. MR. ISAAC N. 5TOUTEMYRXI, one of the aternsible proprietors and itrh editor of the NEW ORLEANS TIMES newspaper. This arrangement or contract in eluded one onerous condition, which should not have been imposed upon the board. The facts touching this contract your committee now proceed to set forth: The board, fearing that the appropriation of a..0noowould be lost to them by the efflux of time-that is to say, if not collected before the Legislature of l7e assembled, and that their creditors would have to be delayed still longer, concluded to try AN EXPEDIENT much resorted to nowadays, that is to offer Mr. Stoutemyer (as one who was supposed to beable to accomplish what no one else could, 1. e. the removal of Auditor Clinton's objectlenMl a fee or compensation, large enough to induce hirn to LPAVS HIN EDIToTrIA. C:IIIR for a brief space, to exercise his eminent Iegal abilities in the enlightenment of the auditorial mind as to the wrongfulness of his course with regard to the appropriation for the hospital. It was supposed by the board that Mr. Stoutomyer would succeed in con vincing Auditor Clinton that there were no legal obtstaeles In the wey of delivering those warrant.s, and the result proved how correctly this was calculated. The onerous condltlons of the contract into Whiek the board entered with Mr. Mtoutemyer, FOR HIs UNDERTOOK THE JOB,) was their agreement to pay him for the ervide (if he sueeeded) the sum of )sce0 in eash, or thirteen per cent on $59,000. This fee has beei paid to Mr. Stoutemyer in warrants )f the Anuditor. which leaves the hospital outof thm appropriatlon just $4:.r5o. The board spa --t TrHI $'ww e will not ultimately be lost to them, as two of the largest creditors agree to make a deduction from their claims sufficient to compensate the hospital for the sacrifice it mfght have to make in the colletibn of these warrants, provided their claims were paid at once. In the mean time, however, your committee find that thes creditors have not beeh paid, as they are not disposed to aeeept Auditor's warrants at their present market value, and the HOSPITAL 1s OUT FOR THE PEsENIT $4500. Your committee think there can be but one opinion as to this remarkable transaction. Al though not entirely satisfied that the board had POWER TO BANSOM the appropriation out of Auditor Clinton's hands at this heavy cost, or atl y eacta they are unwilling to censure them under the circumstances, for it seems to be a case of du ress. They had either to agree to the terms Mr. StoutPmyer imposed upon them, or lose the ap proe iation. But your committee cannot suf fer Auditor Clinton and Mr. Stutemyer to escape from the P'IBLIC CONDE:INATIrN which is sure to be pronouncedi upon :h':rr when the faits are known. Here is an xw,:'o tiveoff i.er of the itate, wi'h or withont dh!'rt C'iutinued on E9;iftb Pae.%;'