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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. Eaton-No better?
Mr. Camoeron-Well, pterhlts a little hotter,
but that is a nuestion which the Senate can de
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
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
Mr. Thurman dissented and salid he felt in
lintedi to test the sense of the Henate on the
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
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
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
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
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.
WASHINOTON. Nov. 27.-'Thoe inato in execul
tive setslon conlfirmed the following nomina
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Discovery of a Conspiracy Against tie
President. and Execution of the
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.
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.
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.
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.
now a New Orleans Editor Went for tie
Charity Hospital Fund, and a Love
Lea ter to the Ple.
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
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.
the moment that a certain arrangement or
contract had been made by the Board of Ad
ministrators with his brother-in-law.
one of the aternsible proprietors and itrh editor
of the
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
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
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,
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
Your committee think there can be but one
opinion as to this remarkable transaction. Al
though not entirely satisfied that the board had
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
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.%;'

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