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e Indian Appropriation Bill e
Still Under Discussion in
the House. T
o %tdian Commission Abolished
Snaveatigation of the Springer.
)?Donnll~-Washburne Matter
Ordered by the House. y
A2IatlNoWe., April 17.-House.-The morn- "
la hour was dispensed with and the House, f,
i*t 1*:$, went into committee of the whole tl
'Mr. Whitthorne in the chair) on the Indian 0
kapproprarlton bill, the pending question being o
4 point of order raised by Mr. Haskell against 6
l Peadment off.ired by Mr. Hooker, of v
for the transfer of the Indian c
trem the Interior to the War Depart- s
After a short argument by Mr. Hooker t
IhoDppositlon to the point of order, the Chair t
ddlivered the decision that the amendment
ais .germane and that it retrenohod expen- t
litese; there was no doubt but It was clearly t
dmoxloust to the point of order; that it was )
tlneibtance identical with several bills now I
pgMing before the House. He therefore sue- I
tuned the . ,nt of order ard the amendment
Was not re lved. The committee then rose
hld repored the bill to the House.
' heL odoe rejected the am end m ent Inoreas
1st the approoriation for clothing for the
Udotg from $1iSO00 to $1id,000 by a vote of
.-l, nays 104.
The amendment abollshing the Indian com- 1
mdgson was agreed to-yeas 112, nays 05.
,The other amendments wre areed to
without division, and the bill, as amended,
the vote being taken by yeas and
as required by the rules.
~r. MoMahon, from the Committee on Ap
popriatlons, reported back the special deti
y bill with the Senate amendments.
SOomialer raised the point of order that
tibill must be considered in committee of
ewhole, and it was thus referred.
Mr, Springer, who had been acting as
er pro tem, here called Mr. Cox, of New
to thechair, and Mr. Manning, of Mis
1,. being "recogntsed, offered, tinder in
sfrom the Committee on Elections,
a resolutlon for investigation Into the facts
nslating to the reception by Mr. Springer of
sa anonymous letter which purported to be
an attempt to corruptly influence his action
msa e.."elof the elections committee in the
OseDomnnelly vs. Wa.hburne.
r., MoLane moved to lay the resolution on
te table; he did not think it presented a
ion of ,privilege. The motion was re
" by M to 99. The resolution was then
.ped. by 106 to 65.
T Hose then, at 2:45, went into commit
Afot the whole, ar. Wnitthorne in the chair,
b the speclal deficiency bill. Tne commit
e yse4, ~nd at 8 o'clock the House ad
tide for Improving Bed River,
, April l16,--Oapt. John N. Bot
of St. Louis, made a contract with the
y of the Treasury to-day for the re
of wrecks of gunboats, etc., In Red
A meeting of the Senate Committee on
3lWrada was held to-day for the purpose of
sde te NtheNohern Pacific and Texas
Sallroad bills; but, in consequence of
absence of four members from the city,
the illness of another, only a bare quo
m were in attendantc. After colloquial dis
qsslon of the suojecte in hand, the commit
tee adjourned until Monday, without action
upon either of them.
Reports to the Department of Agriculture
show that the wheat crop thus far looks as fa
vorable as in the spring of 18F9. The condi
tin of the live stock i· very favorable; no
disease is reported, except cholera, among
the swinejand that no worse, if as bad, as last
The Democratic members of the Senate
Oommittee on Rules and of the Senate select
committee on the subject of counting the
electoral vote had a long private meeting to
-. ~with a view to agreeing upon some re
r-iend*lon Ufor action In regard to the
electoral count to be taken by the Senate at
.'tle. sesalo. It was substantially decided to
* lieommend that the two houses of Congress
.<Ib.i adoot a new joint rule providing that in
easeonly one ceruficate of electoral vote of a
State be presented to Congress, it shall not
~ rejeoted except by an affirmative vote of
two houses, and that in case of dual re
turns neither shall be counted unless the two
houses agree that one of them Is true and
valid returns. This proposition was substan
tially the same that was otf+red by Senator
Morton in the Forty-fourth Congress, and
then adooted by the Senate in the form of a
bill, which, however, failed to receive final
action in that body in consequence of Mr.
Thurman having entered a motion to recon
aider its passage. The former twenty-second
Stint rule on the subject required every vote
be rejected to which any objection was sus
tned by either house.
Before the Exodus Committee, to-day, L.
ij, Tbmkins, of Shreveport, a planter, testi
~4ed: There was no difficulty in colored peo
ple-. en, women and children-getting
otl work in that region. The blacks
the best labor the South has. It is
PecuIlarily the interest of the whites to treat
.-m e r well. He had never seen in
timi. a.o or outrages at the polls. The ne
gres enjoyed all the civil rights in his victn
ty. The credit system of doing business un
doubtedly affords facilities for dishonest
merhants'to cheat ignorant laborers, white
rami black. The negro suffers more from im
prvFidenoe than from small pay. He stopped
She exodus movement in his section by em
oyadol 6his plaoe a blac<man who had
CAMo to Kansas. His description of that
4fewttryauredthe negroes of tneir immigra
R, T. Vikson, of Shreveport, a planter, had
*ever seen asy interference with the voting
4e negroes. Educational facilities for blacks
rcee lair; one black laborer was worth five
whte. I the negroes had saved their money
*ey would own the State of Louisiana now;
hey Spend their money at gin shops, ginger
ake and pesaut stands, etc.; merchants
helat them outof some of it. The blacks are
better of now as a race than when they were
slaves. The con dtion of the planters is now
batta than before the war.
Benjamin Sginl.ton, oolored, of Kansas,
lald he considered himself the originator of
the whole Kansas exodus movement. He had
founded taro colored colonies in
sad flooded the country with circu
vltM emigration to Kansas. Tnis,
Go, bleved the exodus was due to
h.s efforts. He hoped It would go on until
slsegroes had all left the$South. Then a
might come in the disposition of the
S people. If so, he would advise all
e oor. o the louth was their best home
wdead be hetedwell. Stinglete la a
man bf peculiar apnearanos , and gave his sa
testimony in an exolted manner. His crose- pl
examination was quite amusing, Mr. Voor- A
hee clolsing it by an expressielon of gladness Ja
that he had at last found the cause of the a
exodus. A
The Reporter of the New York Times Is L
Placed on the Stand, But He Declines r
to Testify-Gen. Schofield
on the Stand.
WEST POINT, N. Y., April 17.-The New C
York 7imes' correspondent was called to the
stand, and was handed a copy of the Times of of
April 15. By advice of counsel, he refused to
answer the questions on the ground that the
information was imparted to him in his pro
fessional capacity. Recorder Sears stated
that the article referred to begins by speaking
of a highly Important clue; that clue was
known to the reporter on the first day the
court convened, and the reporter took every
step to get evidence to support the clue, but
was unable to get anything to positively jus
tify hiu in lacilng the parties alleged to be
concerned with it upon the witness stand. On
reading the article ref, rred to he found such 0
positive statements that he deemed it Im
portant to put the reporter on the stand, in
the hope of getting something to substantiate
the olue.
MajIr General Scholield, In command of the
departmentof West Pout, stated in substance
that he recelved a message from the ctdets'
barracks, about 6 o'clock on the morning of
April 6, requesting him to go there, as Cadet t
Whittaker was seriously njured. lie res
ponded as quickly as possible, and when near
the barracks was told that Whittaker was
not as seriously hurt as was at first reported.
B When he learned the facts, he gave an order
for an investigation, and members of the
corps came to him, expressing indignatio,
over the occurrence, and also urging an in
Gen. Schofleld then thought that the guilty
party could easily be found. An Investiga
tion was pursued by the commandant of the
corps, which lasted three days, and the re
suit was reported to him, wh-n he sent for
Whittaker and Informed him of the result as
prejudicial to him. Whittaker made aprompt I
and earnest denial, and demanded a court of
Inquiry, and Gen. Schotleld stated that Whit
taker's frankness impressed him that he could
not be guilty. After the Investigation there
were reports that the guilty parties were be
yond West Point, and then the authorities
ad to look elsewhere. In the meantime
Whittaker could not rest under the imputa
tion cast upon him, and a court of inquiry
was promptly ordered. The hearing or the
corps of cadets and the hearing of Walttaker
impressed the General with the innocence of
f both. The clue outside had also failed.
In closing, Gen. Schofield said: " The method
n pursued in this investigation was adopted
e solely in justice to Cadet Whittaker. If the
lonvestigation has pursued any other course It
n is unknown to me. The whole fact bearing
a upon Whittaker must have left in the public
mind suspicion until the guilty parties were
found. Every means known to me, or which
have been suggested to me from any other
sources, by which the investigation could be
pursued have been adopted."
Other testimony revealed how colored
. cadets have been ostracised and Ignored in
the past.
The clerk of the quartermaster was sworn,
and identified the handkerchief found as the
same style as those issued to cadets, but
said the points of the necktie are different
, from those in his possession. No necktie has
been issued to Whittaker since May 26, 1878.
Witness testitled that handkerchiefs like the
. one found had not been for sale In the high
8 land falls for six months. The court then
d adjourned until Monday.
Grant's Reception at Cairo-He Speaks Con
cerning the Condition of the South.
CAIRO, April 16.-Gen. Grant arrived here
at 3 o'clock this afternoon. In reply to an
address of welcome the General referred to
his recent trip through the Southern States,
and said:
"It has been my good fortune to have just
passed through a little bit of every one of the
Southern States, lately in rebellion, and it Is
gratifying to me to say that in every one of
them there were scenes, decorations and
speeches, such as we see and hear here to-day.
The stars and stripes were floating every
where. Most of the speakers, in every lu
stance, were men who, in the conflict, wore
the gray, and the speeches which they made
showed their devotion to the ilig for which
we fought. All I asked of them was that
they should respect and honor the flag and
became good citlzmus, and hereafter, if it
should be assailed by a foreign foe, that they
should unite -with us as-one people. From-as
surances they gave I believe they are sincere
and I hope they expressed the sentiments of
the great majority, for united as one people,
united as generous rivals in building up our
several States for the whole Union, and in
feeling of loyalty for that 1ltg, we are a great
people-the greatest nation in the whole
world. To stand divided we are too nearly
equal, man to man, to be a great and pros
perous people. Let us all hope that there
may be a union of sentiment, a generous rival
ry in the building uo of our several States,
with national pride over State pride."
The New York Democratic Convention
How the Delegates are Divided.
ALBANY, April 17.-The Argus contains the
following concerning the Democratic conven
tion: Out of a total membership of 384 dele
gates to the Democratic convention to be held
in Syracuse next Tuesday, we are now ad
vised of the election of 260. Of this number
200 are Tilden men, 40 anti-Tilden, and 20
doubtful, or preference unknown.
BosTON, April 17.-The following is a special
to the Boston Journal from St. Albans, Vt.:
The Journal correspondent is authorized to
give publication to information of great im
portance, and which was imparted to him on
the train, between New York and Montreal,
by a leading Democratic politician of New
England, whose high standing in the counsels
of that party entitle him to prominent recog
nition in the late Democratic conference in
New York city, at which Senator Barnum.
Mr. Tilden and Gen. Hancock, with members
of the national committee, were present.
The Journal's representative was shown
telegrams and letters from leading support
ers of Tilden's candidacy in New York and
Connecticut, corroboratitg these statements.
The question of Tildea's candidacy was set
tled at that meeting, and Mr. Tilden posi
tively decided not to be a candidate for nomi
nation. Tne gentleman asserts emphatically
that Mr. Tilden has written a letter to be read
at the Syracuse cnvention, withdrawing his
name from the field, urging as a reason his
failing health and a desire to promote har
mony aL'd success.
Gen. H.ncteck stated to the Journal's in
formant that he should not enter into any
contest or fight to secure the nomination,
and that he was not a candidate in the sense
of being a seeker of the of.ce of President.
BoaESrzam, N. Y, April 17.-The Demo
cratio eseb l yi ties city was captured by
T.ien rmen. The rTeM M wia two comrUUas
and two delegations. Tilden-Valentine Fleck
esetein, Arthur Shegen and GCo. Pdanes.
Anti-Tilden-Walt. B. Duffy, H. H. Craig and
John A. Felsinger. The name of Seymour
was vociferously cheered in both conventions.
SYnAo.rss N Y., April 17.-The Cburier has a
list of 396; delegates already elected to the
Democratic State Convention; of this num
ber twelve from Albany are contested. The
remalnlng 324 are cessilfled as follows: For
Tilden absolutely, 146; against Tilden, 160;
uncommitted, 18.
BANonR, April 17.-The Democratic State
Committee has decided to hold a State con
vention for the nomination of Governor and
the selection of delegates to Cincinnati on the
first of June.
A Fifty Thousand Dollar Fire :in Williams
NEW YORK, April 10.-A fire to-night In the
large manulactory of Malrtin Warn, In WIl
iiamsburg, caused damage estimated at $50,
RIlIIMOND, Va., April 17.- This afternoon
U, .. Jioh it. Popham, proprletorof the South,
(rn Intelligencer, had an altercation with R.
(G. Agee, his ,usintes manager, during which
Agee assaulted Popham and the latter shot
Agee in the head, lillicting an ugly scalp
wound. Popham at once surruendlert'(l himself
to the officer, and was subs.-quently baled
for lie appearance at the police court on
Monday mnorning. Agee's wound Is more
more disfiguring than dangerous.
BAN FIANOI.(O, April 17.--The Giant Pow
der Works, in toe district of Berkley, across t
the bay, explod~i yesterday afternoon. kil-
lig twelve white men awl twelve or fifteen
Chinamen. This is the third explosion this
company has sustained, all attended with
loss of life. The explosion occurred In the
picking room and all the men at work there
were killed. There was about six thousand
pounds of powder in the room. All the vic
time were blown to atoms, A large portion of
of the skull of a Chinaman was found with a
queue In another part of the wolks, and they
were all blown to pieces; but the workmen
in them escaped with the exception of one
man In the magazine, of whom no trace has
been found. O itelde of the works are six
houses, including the boarding-house of the
hands, all of which were more or less dam
aged, but are still standing. The explosion
is supposed to be the result of carelessness.
The workmen are hired by the piece and dl
rected to use wotoden mallets in picking car
tridges, but they found they could work fas
ter and make more money by uqing iron
hammers-a dangerous practice. It is sup
posed that some man struck his cartridge
once too often and it went off, igniting the
powder before him, which communicated
with adjacent packages, with the above terri
ble result.
'OHARLESTON, 8. 8 ., April l7.-William 8.
Bates was executed at Barnwell court-house,
in this State, yesterday, for the murder of
Stephen W. Bush, at a dance last Christmas
Eve. His neck was broken by the fall, and
he died without a struggle. The execution
was private, in accordance with the law.
ToM's RIVER, N. J., April 17.-Heavy rains
last night throughout Newt Jersey extin
guished the forest tires.
GALVESTON, April 17.-To-morrow's News
will publish the following specials:
MARSHALL, Tex., April 17.-The wife of
a patnter suicided by poison to-day, leaving
several small children.
RBAGAN, Tex., April 17.-While two boys,
Wesley Jones and J. L. ilunter, both under
twelve years of age, were out hunting,
Jones accidentally shot Hunter, killing him
Storm in Ohio.
CINCINNATI, April 17.-A heavy storm of
wind passed over the Central and Southern
part of the State yesterday, unrootling and
blowing down buildings and doing much
damage to property of all kinds.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16.-The storm which
has prevailed throughout the State for several
days has been the severest ever known. On
the line of the Central Pacillo Railroad,
through the mountains, the snow-sheds are
hroken down between Emigrant Gap and
Ctscor. Yesterday's eastern-btu-ad express
has got only as far as Alta. The snos-plow
train with eight engines left for Summit this
MILWAUKEE, April 17.-The severest storm
of the season visited this State yesterday. In
the northern sections several inches of snow
fell, impeding trains in the vicinity of Osh
kosh. No serious disasters are yet reported
on the lakes, but it is feared the gale was se
vere on vessels and property, and reports of
disasters are expected. The tug Caroline
Williams reached port last evening, and re
ports having abandoned the schooner Walter
B. Allen, after rescuing the crew. The
schooner sunk soon after between M anitowoc
and Sheboygan.
NEW YORK, April 17.-A Harrisburg spe
cial reports a violent hall and rain storm last
night, doing considerable damage. The north
side of the span of the Susquehanna river
wagon bridge was blown in, and hundreds of
windows were shattered on every street.
Arrival of a Vessel in Halifax with Yellow
Fever Aboard.
HALIFAX, April 17.-The bark David ar
rived here to-day from Rio Janeiro, in ch arge
of the tirst mate, who reports that Capt. Ma
therssen died of yellow fever on the twenty
eighth ultimo, when five days out. The crew,
with exception of the mate and two others,
were down with the disease and unable to
perform duty, thus throwing all the manag
Ing of the vessel on three men.
Strike of Montreal Cotton Factory Opera
MONTREAL, April 17.-A large crowd of
strikers gatnered at the Hudson Cotton Fac
tory this morning, and the police were called
on to preserve order. The strikers are firm
in their demand for 15 per cent advance,
while the corporation refuses to make any
concession. Trouble is feared unless an
understanding is arrived at.
Reed's Gilt Edae Tonic prevents malaria.
The Rev. Dr. Kramer lectures on Monday
evening at the ball of the Y. M. O. A.. No. 87
.-.nD street. The subject and the DoDularitl
of the everenerd gentleman will no doubt All the
v J,
The Irish Home Rule Members to
Hold a National Delibera- r,
tion Convention. a
The Latest News trom the South g
American War-The Jesuits tL
Proposing to Settle o
in Egypt.
Death of Kenealy--Mexioan Po'itics.
LONDON, April 17.-Dr. Edward V. H.
Keuealy, member of the last House of Com- I
moos for Stoke-upon-Trent, well known
counsel for the claimant in the celebrated
Tichborne case, is dead, at the age of sixty
Right Hon. Dr. Lyon Playfair (Liberal),
has been re-elected member of Parliament I
from the Edlnburg and St. Andrew Univer
The Standard says: The various state
ments regarding the proent ministry are
purely speculation. Until Lord l.eaconsfleld
has been given an audience by the Queen,
nothing can be considered definite, and even
after an audience another Cabinet council
must Ite summoned in acord.ance with usage,
before L ,rd Beaconstiell's successor is
chmoen. Lords Beaconsfleld and Salisbury
will go to Windsor to have an audience with
the Queen on Sunday.
J. A. Campbell, Conservative was elected
a member of Parliament for Glasgow and
Aberdeen Universities.
A Portsmouth dispatch says: If no In
telligence of the missing training ship At
alanta is recorded by Wednesday next, as I
many vessels of the Mediterranean ileet as
can be spared will be ordered to join in the
At the suggestion of the Home Rulers of
Limerick City, a movement is alloat for sum
moning national representatives to a confer
ence similar to that held In 1873, for the pur
pose of defining the policy of the Irish par
liamentary party in accordance with the
feelings of all sections of the National and
Home Rule party in Ireland.
EDINBURGOI, April 17.--The London corre
I spondent of the Scotsman says that the pro
inct of a monument to the memory of the late
Prince Imperial in Westmiuster Abbey is
likely to be abandoned on the accession of a
Liberal ministry.
The usual election of sixteen representative
Scotch peers to represent the Scottish Lords
in the- new Parliament, resulted as follows:
Earl of Mar and Keelie, Conservative; Etrl
of Morton, Conservative; Earl of Strath
more, Conservative; Earl of Haddington,
Censervative; E tri of Leven rnd Melville,
8 Conservative, -ice Lord Sinclair, Conserva
d tive resigned; E trl of Selkirk, Conservative;
n Earl of Dundonald, Conservative; EIrl of
Strathallon, Conservative; Earl of Forbes,
Conservative; Lord Seltoun, Conservative,
s Lord Elphinstone, Conservative; Lord
. Bosthwick, Conservative, vice the Maiquis
of Queenshury, Conservative, defeated; Lord
Blantyre, Liberal - Lord Colville of Culroes,
Condervative, and Lord Balfour of Burleigh,
s Conservative.
LONDON, April 17.-The expulsion from
Trieste, by the Austrian authorities, of Signor
')evallotU, dramatic author and Republican
member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
was In consequence of the language he usec
during a discussion of the foreign policy of
Italy in the Chamber on the eighteenth
ultimo. He expressed the opinion that Austria
was threatening Italy, not because of the
Italia Irrldenta agitation, but because and on
account of her internal necessities; she had
need of war against Italy, and her military
party also desired it.
LONDON April 17.-The ]'all Mall Gazetle
this evening expllhued that yesterday's de
crease of bullion Intu the Bank of France was
only apparent. The bank Is agent for Italy
for the withdrawal of Italian silver from cir
culation. The sum of 65,000,000 francs of
currency held by the bank was yesterday
credited to the Italian government.
LONDON, April 17.-A Berlin dispatch says:
The budget committee has pronounced the
petition of paper makers, for an imposition of
duty on rags exported from Germany, to be
unsuitable for discussion by the German
ST. PETERSBURG, April 17.--The Czar, at
the instance of Gen. Melikoff, chief of the
supreme executive commission, has pardoned
the three students recently convicted at Khar
koff of complicity with the revolutionists.
The G(olos says the pardons have made a
deep impression on the students in the Khar
koff University.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 17.-The Turkish
Miuister of War dismissed Col. Cooper, an
Englishman. from the service for refusing to
proceed to Erzeroum. Cooper refused because
he had no money, as his salary had not been
paid for three months. Sir Austin Layard
Biitish ambassador here, has remonstrated
with the Porte against his dismissal.
NEW YORK, April 17.-A Paris special states
on the authority of a Cairo correspondent
that the Jesuits have offered 4,000,000 francs
for a building and land in Cairo reserved by
Ismal Pasha for a military academy, and
have also been bargaining for the palace oc
cupied by the late Mustapha Pasha, at Alex
andria. The Khedive will consult with the
Sheikh ul Islam before concluding the sales.
The Marquis of Bute is here, and is in daily
conference with the Jesuits.
CITY OF MExxoo, April 11, via Havana,
April 17.-The death of the wife of President
Diaz occurred on the eighth instant. She had
a few days previously given birth to a child,
which died. The entire community regrets
her death, and the deepest grief overwhelms
the President, in consequence of which he
will ask Congress for two months abstinence
from official duties.
Senor Vallarte, Chief Justice of the Su
preme Court, would then fill the executive
chair. The fact that Vallarte, who is a candi
date for the Presidency himself, would be
called upon to fill the executive chair during
an important period in theelectoral canvass
has produced a great sensation among the
rest of the candidates.
Senor Zsmacona, Minister to the United
States, to return to Mexico on a short vlst.
Senor Tarrazas. GOvernor of Chihuahua,
Senor Gabriel Aguirre. It is reported that I
the government has demanded of the United
States the extradition of GLen. Marquez Leon,
a resident of San Francisco, Cal.
WASuINOTON, April 17.-The following was
received at the Ohlilan Legation this evennlg:
PANAMA, April 10.-Callao has been bloca
aded by six steamers of the Chtillan navy. A
great panic has arlesn there and at Lima, and
the inhabitants are fleeing from those cities.
The Peruvians have been completely defeated
at Angle, In Mognegna. ;Admiral Monteroles
trling to escape from Tacus.
PANAMA, April 6.-T'rhe hillian Times
of March 13 says: The Knight Templar
rep(orted as captired recently at Arica is a
wooden barque, 448 tons reglster built in
Liverpool in 1861. Her owner Is (. b. Walms
ley of that town. The ship and cargo are
v luel at about $65000. The Star and
lHerald's Lima letter, of March 24, says:
I hullgs are brighter here, and must be rela
tively dark In Chill; where, the other day, in
order to moldify the people after the defeat
of the Huascar, in Arica, on February 27, the
government was obliged to lssue a false dis
patch announcing the capture of the Knight
Templar, a sailling ship, with arms for Peru
on board. The Valparasto agent of the ship
immediately denied the charge.
LONDON, April 17 -Herr Braeke. a former
well known Socialist member of the German
R-lchstag, Is dead.
Russia Is about to obtain rrom thl Roths
childs anew railway loan of £15.000,000.
What Vignaux Won in His Match with
PARIB, April 17.-Vigrnaux, who defeated
81osson in tthe recent hlteruati,nal billiard
match in this city, has gained 10,000 francs in
addition to the stake played for, as Signor
Oernusclh, a well-known Italian, handed him
that amount as the proceeds of a bet on the
match the Signor made with Slosson's agent.
PAILIS, April 17.-The Petit Journal pub
lishes a letter from Slosson demanding a re
turn match with Vignaux on the same table
anti for the same stake as was played in the
last match.
Raillroed Litlgatlon.
NEW YORK, April 17.-Judge Donohue, in
the Supreme Court chambers, to-day granted
an attachment against defendants in four
different suits against the Nashville and
Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad Com
pany and the Louisville and Nashville Rail
road Company. The complaints allege that
in October, 1879, the president of the former
line made a contract with capitalists of this
city, whereby the latter were to advance
money to build the Chicago division of the
roads to run from Nashville to Evansville,
and were to receive bonds of the road, secured
by first mortgage, for ninety cents on the
dollar. The complaint alleges that defend
ants refuse to Issue the bonds or build the
road, and one of the complainants (J. A.
Roosevelt) asserts that he received a letter
from the vice president of the Louisville and
Nashville Railroad Company, who states that
the bonds subscribed for would not be Issued,
as the road would not be built. The letter
states that In the agreement no time was
mentioned as to when the bonds were to be
issued or delivered. The suits are for $225,000.
Kearney to Go At once to the ouse of
S Fn FRa~clCo April 17.-Judge Freelon,
of the Superior Court, to-day rendered a de
clesion on Kearney's appeal, confirming the
ildgment of the lower court. Council for
Kearney announce that they will apDly to the
Supreme Court for a writ of habeas corpus,
as the only resort left them. The Supieme
Court is now sitting at Los Angelos, and
some time will necessarily elapse before any
action can be taken on the application. The
Superior Court ordered a remitter fo+rthwith
which would land Kearney in the house of
correction direct! y. He was not present when
the judgment of the court was rendered, and
It was rumored that, anticipating the deci
sion on the pending application for habeas
corpus, has absented hlmself from the city.
The Cincinnati Excurtonnlits at Augusta'
A UOIUSTA, G(a., April 17.-The Cincinnati ex
cursionists were received with open hearts,
and treated to the freedom of the city. Flags
wore flying from many buildings in their
honor. The visitors were driven to different
points of interest In the morning, and taken
up the canal on a steamer to the locks, seven
miles from Augusta, where they partook of a
barbecued dinner, which was attended by sev
eral hundred cltlzins. They are delighted
with their visit to Augusta. Delegations
from Charletoneserteut the excursionists to
that place at 6 o'clock this evening. They
willspend Sunday ant Monday In Charles
ton, and go from there to Port Royal and Sa
Failure of a New York erain Operator,
NEW YORK, April 17.-William Blanchard,
grain operator, failed today, and is reported
to have been long of Chicago wheat to the ex
tent of 250,000 bushels, and here to the extent
of 200,000. There are no heavy sufferers, as
the liabilities are widely distributed. He was
formerlya member of the firm of Wmin. Bee &
Co., who did an extensive Southern trade,
but separated from them 'eight or ten years
ago, and has since been in business on his
own account. His susoension was caused by
the decline in the wheat market here of two
cents per bushel and the market very fever
The New York steck Market.
NEW YORK, April 17.-In the stock market
there was a break In Loulsville and Nash
ville from 149 to 115, during the afternoon,
which demoralized the whole market for a
time and led to a decline in the general list of
M to 2% per cent. Toward the close the mar
ket again become strong and recovered % to
1 per cent. The break in Louisville and Nash
ville was due to the report that the Chicago,
St. Louis and New Orleans road had made a
combination with other roads, which was
likely to injure the business of the Louisville
and Nashville company.
Promised Lack of Telegraphic Commnnl
caLion at the Clnelanatt Convention.
CIxcxINATI, April 17.-The board of coun
cilmen last evening, by a vote of 17 yeas to
13 nays, refused to grant permission to the
Western Union Telegraph Company to erect
poles to carry wires to Music Hall. It re
quires twen'y-six votes to grant such per
mission. It is thought that the vote may be
reconsidered, but the board does not meet
again for two weeks. This action causes some
concern, because it reopens the subject of re
moval of the Democratic National Convention
on the ground of lack of telegraphic facilties.
The New York Bankq.
NEW YORK, April 17.-The weekly state
m nt of the associated banks shows the fol
lowiog changes: Loins, decrease, $4.220,100;
sppcie, decrease, $1,972,800; legal tenders. in
crease, $1,930 100; depoeite, deer-ase, $2,74~,
000; circulati n, decrease, $144900; reserve,
inrrease, $664,300, The banks now hold $536,
850 in excess or legal requirements.
Blahop Bider.
ClfNIATI, April --A telegram received
to-day from BSrshop# who has been ap
ointed codjutor td. ehblalhop Purcell, saps
e will arrive to-morro morning. Th ill
eaable him to om late at the oatilrmation of
large classes of children from the two lead
ing congregations of the city. His presence
Is much needed, as Archbishop Purcell has
not been able for months to do anything
whatever of the duties pertaining to hle of
How the Country Has Thrown Its Ballots
in the Past-The Electoral College.
The followlng table will show the popular
and electoral vote for the Presidency from
the year 1824 until the year 1876:
r; FoPo- p.Elee- .
g Candidates. Party. lar eoral
y. VIte. Vote.
1824 indrr w Jackson.. Dewocrat. 162872 90
1l 2 oh n Q. Adams.. I'ederHl . 10sA1 a84
824 W.. COrawtord. ltp'bl can 44 288 41
184 erry lay....... I1rp'bilctar 46.581 83
1828 sndrew Jackson.. D. mocrat. 641 21 178
18r Fobhn Q. Adams. deral. . 600 097 83
18+2 Andrew Jackson Dmo.frat. S1. 609 319
1882 anr OClay "r..... flat, Rep - 5.o18 49
1 .4 John Floyd ... ..- | hl...... .... .. . 11
1882 William Wlrt.... Whl ...... .... 1
18 a , 11rtln Van Burer Demoorat. 76A1.49 170
'H1U W. H Harrlson. Vhl...... 18
1 eFinsh LWhite .... bg .... 2|
181e Daniel W. bter.. Whlr...... 76 -8I +14
80 W P. Mangan..... Wbi.--... 11
841 f litin Van Burer Democrat 1128.07 48
1M4l1W IH. Harrison.- Yhlgt. .7 01.sol 284
184 J. G. Bl'ny....... .Lberal 7 1089 ..
l1841 rnues K Polk.... D-mocrat. 1887 248 170
1844 Henry Olay.- ...W. blhg .... ,1,299l 106
1844 fmes 0. Blruey. Lbbaral .- . 4.,810....
1848 Ziehary Taylor. " ig...... 1.800.101 188
I I w I 0W14 C .ase . Democrat. 1t,2lo 44 137
J141 Iartln Van Buren. "reeBoll . 291.228 .....
iIM8 Iranklin Pierce.. Dmnerat. 1,001 474 264
1812 ,in ·id oalt.... Whla...... 1.88.818 42
181 Flohn P. Hale...... FreHoll.. 14.149 .....
1881 James Bucharan LDmncrat. 1.881809 114
180 I .bn O. Fremont .. ·o0'blio8lD 1 841..2 114.
186 MIlllard Fillmore. Imsrlian- 874 688 8
1.on Abraham Lincoln [teu'b:lcan t.8,86s i 180
o0 otaph. A. Dou Ia, D I nocrat- 1,3878 17 1
JJ 1. O. Bro, kekn ida' Democrat. 81685 W
181e John B'l........ :Union .. 689.81 1
1844 Abraham Livoolo Rflpb'llau 2.21s8 187 S
18n14 Geo. B. Mlolellan. Democrat I s 8087s 9
1s U. 13 Grant R....... ep'b l ,o01 01 214
an8 Floratio B.emour dIemocrat- j.709.611 80
18i72 . .. Grant...... Re'bllc L.97.070 88
18171 orace Gredleo Liberal... 2,8144019 ...
172 ' narle0 O'Conor. Democrat. 2408..
18I James Black.... romp .... 6S.O ...
1 . B. Hayes .. [ Reu'ohcan 4088O3960 184
18 4amull J. Tilden. DemoOrat. 4,se2.s8s 18
I Peter Cooper.... Grearback It.'4O ....
1871 .O. .mhh .. . Prohibit'ni 9..22 ....
H1870 a'tPrte........ .......... 9,686 .-".
Alqbama ... ..... 10 Mlsseelslp ... ...
Arkansas 6 Minnesota......... 8
California ... I. 6 Nebraska .............
Colorado ad.. ....... a Nevada ........... I
Connecticut .. ... . New Hampshire.....
Delaware ............ 3 New Jersev .......... 9
Florida ......... 4 New York. .. -....... i
Geora ......... ..11 N.rrth Carolla ....10
Illinois ....... ....... O hl .......... ... "... '
Indiana . . ....... Oregon ...... ... ... I
Iowa ..................11 Pe nsylvanla .......29
Kansas ............ 5 Rhode Island........
Kentuceky .............12 ,outh Carollna ...... L-"
L.-efouisa .. ... 8 Tennessee... ....-...I
Maine ........ .... Texas.................
Maryland... . a Vemot...... V-rmont .........5 .
MHssacbusetts...... 13 Vilralna ... ... 5 ...." l ,
Michigan ............ 11 We4tVlrglnla........ ,
M.I sourl ............ 15 Wisconsin ............- ~
Presidential election for 1880 takes place :
November 2.
In 1824, as neither candidate reoeived ti..
necessary majority the House of Bepresesft
tivee elected John 4. Adams.
IIght Rev. W. H. Elder.
INatches Democrat. April 13,1
TAhe Catholic people of the dlooese of'
Natchez have for some time antialated p
final parting with their able and h
bishop, Right Rev. Wm. Henry Eder,.
were not, therefore, surprised to learn on
urday that Bishop Elder had received a
gram from Rome severing the connetion be
tween him and the people over whom he se
for so many years been the spirituail ea
The dispatch was in Latin, and the p.urport i
it was, as we have been lnformed, that I
have been sent to him to Cincinnati, aln
retling him at once to proceed to take '{
of the condjutorship of the archblshoptb -
Bishop Elder preached his farewell aeren i
and gave his parting benediction to the O~tth
olic congregation of Natches on ittinday ju.28
The venerable prelate dwelt at length upon
the many agreeable recollections of his reel
dence in this Diocese, and referred with mucl,
tenderness to the kind treatment he has -at
perienced at the hands of the people 0i
Natchez, not only from those of his
faith, but also from the non-Catholico p.cci
of the community. He thanked them il foe'
their kind personal consideration and for their
ready responses to all calls upon them for
contributions to charitable purposes. Here- .
gretted the pain of leaving cherished friends
of more than a quarter of a century but a
soldier of the army of Almighty God it wa i
his duty to go wherever he was ordered.
The large congregation was deeply affected
with the parting wordsor onelto wom -t
have been so long accustomed to listentwi
reverence and faith, and there were few'
even the most manly eyes that were not "
fused with tears. It will probably be af
many of the present congregation are gatl
ered to their fathers before the ple of
Bishop Elder will be filled by one so loved.
Bishop Elder was consecrated bishop of the
diocese of Natchez May 3, 1857, and has con
sequently been here for nearly twenty-three
years. He received a large number of , fr-- .-, '
Sesterday, who called to wish him God speed.
He will probably leave for the seene of h.'
future labors to-morrow evening. Hegoer
with the warm good wishee of a whole com*
munity, in which we think he does not leaver
any but friends.
miss Netison's Explaadtien.
CINIxNNATI, April 14.-Adelaide Neilson, In
a letter, explains the affair on the steamer
Boetona, of which the papers have endeav
ored to create a scandal. She says while on
the steamer the passengers stared at her so
in the cabin that it was uncomfortable to tre
main. She then invited Mr. Compton to he.
stateroom, where they were rehearsing the
prison scene in Measure for Yeasure, pr~
paratory to presenting it in Boston for the
first time this season. Theclerk of thestesM
er knocked at the door, called Mr. Comsp
and informed him that he was violating t
rules of the boat in visiting a lady in her
stateroom. The captain sustained the olet,
and Mr. Compton and Mies Nellson went alu
deck, indignant at the interference.
Qrant Voted Down Is Ca. e.
[Specieal to Post-Dispateoh.
CaIRo, April 15.-A general meeting of the
fire companies of the city was held last night
to consider the propriety of turning out on
the occasion of the Grant demonstration to
morrow. A committee of conference was -
pointed, and at a subsequentconsultationthe
proposition was voted down. The Roughand
Ready and Arab companies are largely com
posed of Germans, while the Hibernian is al
most exclusively of the Irish element, the
Delta company being quasi-American- a het
composition. This action is severeiycensured
by the citizens' committee and citizns gen
erally, especially since the oompanies "are
more or. less dependent on the generosity of
the municipality and the public fot their
support. _________
Important Sale of Chlee Ctty Prop~ety
The attention of our readers is.eepeelall
invited, to the large and imporasnt sale of-"'
choloe city property, comprising stores, reek~
,dnoes and building sites in the Firs~t eeond ,
bihrd an. wPorth Dlestri-teadvertield..o `
tiely to, be soul, for unecesslon ano "t4aw
eountftr.0,. Girarcdty. auetignga . r
terzns:.4fUU p8artdillare see 4eear .a`ý°ý
1, s rte s and plolan at sale.

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