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The Cuban Section of the American Doc
ument Cabled to Spain. The Ministry ani People Startled and E xcited. Puzzled in the Present and Sus picious of the Future. A Grand Furor in the Streets of the Capital. [SPECIAL DESPATCH TO TUB HERALD BY CABLE. ] London, Dec. 7?Midnight. The Herald correspondent in Madrid tele graphs specially as follows:? PRESIDENT GRANT'S MESSAGE. President Grant's Message to Congress oc casions great excitement in tho Spanish capital. TIIB CU1IAN PORTION CABLED TO MADRID. A complete summary of the Cuban section of the American State document was cabled ?o Siuior Collantes, Spanish Minister of foreign Affairs. the cabinet in council. There was, in consequence, an informal ?meeting of the Ministry to-night. STARTLED AND SUSPICIOUS. The great verbosity of the Message startles the Spanish statesmen. Iho delay of one day in handing in the paper to Congress is regarded suspiciously, and the President's disclaimer of belliger ency will be variously discussed in the Span ish newspapers to-morrow. WHAT THE PRESS MAY SAY. Duplicity will most likely be charged Against the American Chief Magistrate, and ?the ultra Spanish organs intimate threats of a Carlist recognition by the United States. GOOD FOR THE NEWSBOYS. I he Madrid newspapers are issuing "ex tras" containing the news. A GRAND FUROR IN THE STREETS. Ihe streets are crowded with people, and the excitement which prevails is equal to ithat which was witnessed during the period ?of the Virginius affair. SPAIN. aOLDIEES FROZEN TO DEATH IN THE FIELD? CATALONIA SAID TO BE SAFE FROM THE CARLISTS. Madrid, Dec. 7, 1875. The weather is very cold In the north of Spain and ?some of the soldiers have been frozen to death. THK WAR ALARM COMTRADIOTBO. The report that General Tristany has re entered Cata loaia and issued a proclamation Is denied to day. THE KAISER AND THE POPE. A GERMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP SUMMONED TO RESIGN. London, Dec. 7, 1876. Tlio I'all Mail Gazette this afternoon has a special telegram from Berlin which says that the Prussian government has formally summoned the Archbishop of ?Cologne to resign. This is a preliminary to legal pro ceedings to depose him. THE .ENGLISH COLLI EH V EXPLOSION ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY PERSONS 8A1D TO HAVE BEEN KILLED. Londosi, Dec 7, 1878. It is now estimated that the number ot deaths caused ' by the explosion In the riwaithe mum colliery will not ? oxceod 130. TAKING UP THE DEAD BODIES. London, Dec. 7?Evening. The work of r?covering the bodies from the colliery ?l? still progressing. The number of fatalities Is now j.ut at 130. The entire district is STILL GREATLV KXCITKD, 13 it will be some days yet before the number of tha dead can be exactly ascertained, a fall of a portion of tho roof of the mine having occurred which obstructs ^.he work of the explorers. CHINA. ASIATIC NATIVISM AGAINST THE DIPLOMACY WITH BRITAIN. Hono Kong, Nov. 30, 1875. I I'l.icard.s, censuring the arrangements made by the ! 'Chinese government wub Mr. Wade, tho British Mm- ! lster. have been posted !n Pciln They were, however, Immediately removed by the authorities. The native officials are uneasy in regard to the recent negotiations. A URAVI ACCtSATION AGAINST CIII.Ni.SK OFFICIALS. , l.ale information implicating the Momeln authorl- j ties In the murder ot Mr. Margnray ha3 boon received. ^ CHINESE MINISTERS APPOINTED TO THE UNITED i STATES AND OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES. ! London, Dee. 1, 1875. A private telegram from Pekin says the arrange monu for sending Chinese legations abroad are pro ceeding Ministers have been appointed to the United States Peru and Japan. WAR MUNITION'S. Newport, Dec. 7, 1875. In addition to the torpedoes shipped to New York last night, twenty four cases and Ave buoys have been sent by rail from the torpedo station to the I'ortsmonth (N. H ) Navy Yard, for the sloup o: war Marion, now Oolng fitted out at that place. PORTSMOUTH NAVY YARD. Portsmocth, N. H , Dec. 7, 1875. Orders were received at the Navy Yard here to day to suspend work on the Tlconderoga, which w?s being | fitted for sea, and the discharge ol thirty hve men look place this evening. DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN HUDSON. BcMOR, S. T., Deo. T, 1875. Th# charter election was held to dar and resulted in electing a democratic Hfcorder by 440 majority, a dem ocratic Assessor by 287 majority, and three democratic tMipurvlsora, and three Aldermen out of lour. AN ELECTION IN LOUISVILLE. Loctstilli, Ky., Dec. 7,1874, Tho election for Mayor and city otl'.cers occurred to day and resulted in the re-election of Cbarle* Jacob* aa Mayor, The contest over the Mayoralty haa been very exciting, and trouble was feared, but the presence of the State Militia and 600 special police probably had the effect of maintaining pcacu and quiet Jacobs urn WW ?buut two. GENERAL BABC0CK9 CASE. THE (J RAMI) JUBT TO CONTINUE THKJB HBH MOS A WEEK LONOBB?IMl?OBTANT NEW EVI DENCE?AYKBYH BAIL. St. Loom, Dec. 7, 1875. It ?u semiofficially announced this forenoon that the United State* Grand Jury had finished thoir labors and would formally adjourn to morrow. Itappears tbe announcement was correct, but that the Jury, byre quest of the government attorneys, subsequently agreed to continue in session a week longer In order to con sider some special matter to be brought before them. This special matter is stated to be new and corrobora tive testimony of a very important character against Babco'Jt, and fixing his COMPLICITY IK THE WHI3EEY RTXO PRAtTDS beyond all doubt. The testimony M In the shape o witnesses now in Washington, who have been summoned to appear here to tes tify. Another statement has been made to the effect "that the Grand Jury were ready to flud an Indictment to day, but that District Attorney Dyer and Mr. HeDderson requested a delay la order to sift the newly discovered testimony. Both Henderson and Dyer were Interviewed to uighl concerning the truth of the reports, but both declined to express them selves on the subject. Senator Henderson, however, entertains no doubt that Babcock will be Indicted, and does not hesitate to say that he ought to be Indicted, and that the government is In possession of ample testi mony to convict him. All the governmout officials here, without an exception, are of the opinion that the indictment of Babcock, though long delayed, 1? inevita ble. A OOOD DKAI. 01' COM IIKNT Is made here on the act of Judge Treat in permitting Avery to return to Washington on his old bail, while McDonald was put behind iho Jail bars in default of a $50,000 bond, an amount considered unreason able by many. Bis evident partiality In tbe administration of Justice has had the effect to arouse some sympathy for McDonald, and to produce the Impression that Judge Treat intends to grant the motion for a new trial now pending In Avery's case. District Attorney Dyer and Mr. Hender gou spent aeveral hours to-day In consultation. It is supposed the subject of the conference was Babcock. THE SUNNYSIDE DISASTER. Hiuuland, Dec. 7,1875. Tho bodies of Mrs. Haywood and Bridget Donohue were found at tho wreck of tho Sunnyside this morning. The Baxter wreckers have arrived, but It has been de cided not to attempt to raise the vessel till spring. NAMES OF THE RECOVERED BODIB8?LIST OF THOSE NOT YET FOUND. PoufinKKKPsi k, Dec. 7, 1875. The following is a list of the bodies recovered thus far from the wreck of the Sunnyside:? Mrs. Walker, of Troy. Mrs. Haywood, of New York. Bridget Donahue, of Jersey City. Platky, tho French pedler. All of these were passengers. Of tho employes whose bodies have been found are:? William Howard, officers' waiter George T. Green, second cook. Susan Kix, chambermaid. There has also been found a white man who had come on board the vessel at Troy to work his passage. He has been identified as Richard Misuer, of Milton. This makes eight bodies in all recovered, loaving the following yet to find:? Sarah Butlor, chambermaid. Matthew Johnson, waiter. James Steward, a passenger. Samuel Hutledge, a waiter. It is thought all the missing bodies will bo recovered to-morrow. THE MURDER OF MISS CONKLIN. Watkktown, Dec. 7, 1875. Tbe excitement over the murder of M:ss Conklin, at Rutland, last week, Is unabated. Ruttan, who was ar rested oil suspicion of killing the girl, and who Is now in Jail In this city, is seventeen years of age. and Is an adopted son of a neighbor of tho murdered child's father. The chain of circumstantial evidence again6t him Is almost unbroken, but ho contiuues to assert his innocence. Rutwn has been severely punished on two occasions for imposing upon girls in the neighborhood. An Inquest will be hold upon tho body to day or to-mor row at the scene of the murder. AN EX-PIIESIDENT OF THE ERIE ROAD RUED. Port Jervis, Dec. 7, 1875. Mrs. Kllza M. Parkhurst has commenced a suit against Robert M. Berdell, ex President of the Erie Hallway Company, for the recovery ol $86,000?funds which ho held in trust Tor her. an editoFsentenced for libel. Wilkesbarre, Pa. Dec. 7, 1875. J. W. Freeman, editor of the PiUston Comet, who was convicted of libel upon J. B. Henri, was to-day sentenced by Judge Harding to pay a fine of $50 and to undorgo an Imprisonment of seven months in the County Jail. CAPTURE OF BARNEY M'QUADE. Baltimore, Dec. 7, 1875. Barney McQuade. of Cumberland, Md., recently oon vlcted in tho United States Circuit Court, in this city, ot an attempt to defraud tho government by forgery of bountv and pension < laims, and who was outou bail during the progress of Ins trial and disappeared on the I duv ol his conviction, was captured on Sunday last near Pittsburg, and will be brought here and sen tenced. ______ CAPTURE OF THIEVES. Port Jervih, Dec. 7, 1875. At Rockland, Sullivan county, last week three young mon were arrested, charged with being Implicated in the robbery of $30,000 from the safe of Mr. Harden burgh, of Moresville, Greene county, N. Y. They were fleeing to Pennsylvania. INSURANCE AGENT ARRESTED. Momticello, Dec. 7, 1575. James D. Bowers, a prominent insurance agent of this place, was arrested yesterday ou a charge of ob taming money under laise pretences. A KNITTING FACTORY BURNED. Oswkoo, Dec. 7, 1875. H. S. Condee & Son's knitting factory was destroyed bv fire early tbia morning. The loss is $60,000; in euraucA. THE TEXAS FEVER. Trenton, N. J., Dec. 7, 1875. A disease known as the Texas fever is raging exten sively among the swino and cattle In Vlncentown and neighborhoood In this State. Recently, by tho dis ease Mr. Caleb Ridgway lost near 100 head of swine Mr Aaron Harker aoout 80, Mr. Stephen Haines aboul So'and Mr. Benjamin Taylor 11 cows, 5 calves and 5 hops. The (armcrf and bog raisers in that part of the State are much alarmed. EVENING WEATHER REPORT. War Department, J OrnoK or the Chief Sioeal Okeicer, I WAsnmoTo*, Dec. 7?7:30 P. M. J Probabilitiu. For Wednesday, In the South Atlantic and Oulf States, north and west winds, rising bnromcter, sta tionary or lower temperature, partly cloudy or clear weather. For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, tbe lake region, Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valleys, rising barometer, north and west winds, cooler, clearing weather, with light rain or snow, except warmer and partly clear weather west of tbe Mississippi. For the Middle States and New England, falling ha rometer, increasing north and east winds, cooler, cloudy and rainy weather, followed in the Middle Slates by westerly winds, cloudy and clearing weather. For the canal region the temperature will continue above the freezing point. Cautionary signals continue at Chicago ar.(^ Mllwau* kee. and at Grand Haven. The Upper Ohio River will rise slightly. The Lower Mississippi will change but little. ? ? ? THE WEATHER ^YESTERDAY. The following record will t>how tho changes in the temperature for tbe past twonty four hours, In com parison with the corresponding dale m last year, a IndiCHted by the thermometer at UuUuut'^ pharni* v, Hkkald buildm*:? 1874. 1876. 18.4. 1S.5. n a, M "8 34 9:30 P M 4:i 40 ? ?' m 3* M ? P- M 41 40 q A u 40 3? ? P M as 3H 12 M 41 " ?? 37 37 Average temperature yesterday 3*',' Average temperature lor corresponding date last i year... y !????? WASIUNGTON. The Feeling at the National Capital Ctfncerniog the Message. REJOICING AT THK SPANISH LEGATION Wall Street Representatives Bitterly Disappointed. A BELLIGERENT BID FOR THE THIRD TERM. Significant Omissions as Noticed by Friend and Foe. THE CHICAGO WHISKEY RING. General Babcock's Indictment in St. Louis. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Wamiiinutok, Dec. 7, 1875. COMMENTS ON THE MESSAGE BI DEMOCBATS AND REPUBLICANS AND THE MILITARY. The comments on the Message are various, but there la a concurrence of opinion that It Is a ghrowd but very tedious document The Cuban passages have excited tome surprise. A democratic Senator remarked: "The President repeals almost literally the language and exactly the sentiments of his special Cuban Mossago of 1870, and nobody can deny that he is right. The singular fact about it is that he was certainly a month ago determined to make a fuss with Spain, and 1 suspect that tho Spaniards have taken the alartn in time and have comu forward with suggestions and propositions of their own, which were of such a nature as to make it indecent for the President to push Spain " A republican remarked:? "Tho Message IB singular for lis omissions. It has not a word for two of the most notable events of the year, the discovery of the whiskey frauds, which form the most extensive conspiracy against tho revenue Known In our history, and the exposure of tho Indian ring." "It is the first Message in which General Grant has said nothing of the condition of the South," said a democrat, who was ono of the company. "He bows himself out gracefully In tho allusion to this being his last Message," said a republican, but bo was answered, "Yes, and makes a bid for a third term In the refer ence to the schools." "If you democrats are wise," said a prominent repub lican, who is not a third termer, "you will make haste to adopt an amendment about school funds, and thus take that question out of politics. The President has the sympathy of the country on that question, and if be means third terra he has taken the only ground upon which he can got it If he got the nomination on that platform he would go In by a swinging majority. If you want to kill off the third term I advise you to adopt an amendment on the subject at once and tuko the question out of current politic*. You can pet it through tho legislatures thU winter, lor nobody will oppose It." This suggestion was well received by the little com pany in which It was made, most of whom were firmly persuaded that the President meant third term Indeed, this seems to be the general impression here among the members of both parties. In regard to the Cuban passages, the general Impres sion is that the Message protests too much. "If there was really no change why take so many words to say It; If ho meant nothing why say so much ?" ig the re mark. But there is also a general feeling, often expressed by men of both parties, that while Mr. Ftoh remains In the State Department no Ill-judged or hxsty policy will be taken !n any of our foreiirn relations. The Secretary of State has won the confidence of tho leading and most responsible men of both sides. Great curiosity Is felt by many to know what is to be the tenor of the additional note whiph the President promises In relation to Cuban affairs On the other hand, soino army and navy ofticers ex' ' pressed publicly this evening in the hotels their disap j pointment at the peaceful tenor of the Message, and ono j ot the shoulder strap statesmen gave It as his opinion ! that only a foreign war could bring the North and South together amicably. The substance of the Cuban passages ' in the Message was cabled to Madrid to night. THB CHICAGO WHISKEY BINO?THE REMOVAL OF DISTBICTS ATTORN ST WARD AND THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM?STARTLING DEVELOP- ' MENTS PROMISED. The removal ofDistrict Attorney Ward, of Chicago, is a very significant movoment The Treasury Depart- ? ment has been convinced for some time past that the Chicago Whiskey King is quite as extensive and em braces even more ofllcials of one grade or another 1 than the Ring which has been uncovered at ' St Louis For many weeks past there has been reason to suspect that Mr. Ward was not suf- ! flciontly active in tho fulfilment of his duties; that for some reason suits which ought to have been pressed i vigorously were allowed to stand still, and that the Ring frauds were not uncovered. It was also noticed that tho Grand Jury did not ap pear to have full evidence In several case* which It had tinder Investigation. Within 1 a few days the facts of the situation have become lully known here. Hon. Benton C. Cook, of Chicago, ar rived here some days ago, and went directly to the President and laid before him such evidences of Mr. Ward's friendship for or weak subservience to the King as determined the President to remove him at once. The Attorney General was Instructed to demand his immedi- | ate resignation. The charges made againtt him here are 1 thai he has been acting In the Interest of the Ring so far as he dared; that he has withheld evidence and has 1 exerted anything but a wholesome Influence over tho Grand Jury. He Is also accused of having an interest | In a large malthonse. The Information brought to the President also shows clear tracos of a whiskey ring in Chicago equalling, ind probably rivalling in the magni tude of its operations, the one discovered In St. I.oui.i With a new District Attorney, a vigilant and skilful [ man, in Chicago, there Is reason to anticipate some startling exposures there within a short time. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Washington, Dec. 7, 1873. THE BEADING OF THE MESSAGE IN THE SEN ATE. Nothing of Importance transpired In the Senate to day beyond the reading of the President's Message, j When Its arrival wag announced a look of anxious cu riosity appeared on the faceg of those seated In the j galleries. They expected to see General Babcock, but were disappointed. Mr. Luckey, wboae name has also been published in connection with the St. l.ouls whig, key Irauds, was the bearer or the Impor tant document, another copy of which he delivered to the House. All eyes were turned toward the door and there was a general smlla when he entered with one of the doorkeepers. The spectators listened to the reading of the Message with unusual attention, but ; gome of the Senators did not manifest much Interest in II until the clerk reached that part which refers to edu cation, polygamy and the taxation af church property. Senators Morton, Conklltg and Fro- 1 lingbuysen gave the closest attention to the read ing, which wss indistinct snd bard to understand even near the Pregidcnt'a degk. One of the New England members went to aleep and two other* | spent the hour in writing letters. It was evident that the ciaunes above referred to made a deep impression, ' aud, at; lha closing paragraphs were read, a whisper ' went around that the Message wns a regular campaign ! document lor the third term. Some spoke of it as the ablest Message the President had ever written. Conspicuous in the diplomatic gallery were Sir Ed ward lUmuum the Ur t|?b M m^ter^and >1 rt>. pjid fljss Kish. Sir Kdward put hi* band behind hia ear tail showed marked interest in the passages relating to the Alabama claims and Cuban and Mexican matters, aad when it was seen that the Presideut was for peaeo, everybody seemed to breathe freer. JOY AT THE 81'AN I.Sit LEGATION?THE INFLU ENCE OF THIS HERALD AH BEOABDED Bt 'run DIPLOMATS. The .Spanish legation and diplomatic circle* generally are auilling and joyous to night, a sense of great relief from a prolonged suspense being experienced since the ?xact teaor of President Grant's news on Cuba have become known through his Message to Congress. The diplomats say that Crant's expressions are almost a paraphrase of the edit?cv?l article In the Hkrai.i> of No vember 25, 1875, and, with much amusement amid the quailing of many a glass of rosy wine, the conquering of the Preaidnnt'a well known bellicose propensity and dis position In Cuban affairs is freely attributed to the firm articles of the Hkiuld reviewing the subject, ajid the Hkkalo is toasted gratefully among them. Mr Fish is also regard*-1 as having triumphed over the President's obstinacy, aided by tbe legal advisers of his Cabinet family, who look solely a severe legal view of the question. WALL STREET ItEPBESENTATrVES LISTENrNQ TO THE If K.S.SAO E ? A HAD DISAPPOINTMENT. Perhaps the most deeply Interested listeners in the galleries were a deputation of Wall street men, among them Jake Rubino, well known as Daniel Drew's agent and broker. It was a enrious sight to walch this party. As the Message progressed they manifested great mi patience at the President's lengthy reference to the ad vent or the Uenteunial year of the Republic. They wanted to get to the Cuban war portion right away. The long disquisition on free schools and church taxation tried them still more. But they pricked up their ears when they heard the words "Mr. Cushing," "Madrid," Ac., and they protruded their bodies over the ledge or the gallery in a way that threatened to give them the privileges of the floor In a very expeditious manner. They absorbed ovory word of the argument greedily, and when they saw, at length, that recognition of Cuba was uol in the Presidential mind, they consoled themselves with the thought, "Well, he's going to give Cuba belligerent rights anywuy," and they listened still. But their hopes were destinod to fresh and sadder disappoint ment Belligerent rights were also out of the question. Tho clerk read, on and their ears caught the words "Mediation and Intervention." "Now we have It," they said. "He Is going to recommend armed Intervention, and that's the mean Ing or fitting out the navy." But this anticipation was also fallacious. The Mes sage was the mildest mannered sort or a document, and the President the most peaceable of citizens, in stead of the one being a red rag to the Spanish bull and the other a bloodthirsty filibuster. Jake Rubino rested bis head on his baud a minute and said?but per haps it is better to leave his remark unrepealed. It was not a cheerful remark, and it was never learned at Dauiel Drew's seminary. Suffice it to say that "Jakey" and his compatriots from Wall street were dumb rounded, and slowly made thoir exit from the gallery, wondering at the mys.teries of statecraft in general and at the diablerie of tirantism in particular. Tho great American community may safely invest their bottom greenback in a wager that "Jakey" and his cunjrkret will bo found in the foremost ranks of the enemies of a third term. THE MEHSAGE ON THE TAXATION OF CHURCH PROPERTY?THE AMOUNT HELD BT THE VA RIOT'S DENOMINATIONS. In connection with tho portion of tho President's Messago rocommending the taxation of all church prop erty throughout the country without exception, the puoltc will be Interested In knowing the umount of property hold 'oy each or tho different religious denomi nations In the year 1S70, when the last national census was taken. It will be seen that the blow the Presi dent aims at sectarianism would fall most heavily on his own denomination?the Methodist?and that he has greatly exaggerated tho amount of church prop erty held by the different sects unless, as is quit# Improbable, the total of $354,483,581, which, according to the census, they owned In 1870, has trebled In the Interval of tbe past five years. This total was divided up as follows:? I Methodists . $60 854 l**i I Roman Catholics .7. V. t>o'98.".'o5? I Presbyterians 63.2061266 Baptists. 41,d08,198 ' Episcopalians 36,514,549 Congregationalists 26,069 608 Reformed Church 16,'134'470 Lutherans I4'9|;'74j The remaining $35,000,000 being distributed between seventeen other denominations. That these figures are correct is vouched for in a note at tbe foot or tho table in the printed compendium or the census, reading as follows:? Tbe statistics of churches are believed to be scbstan- ! tialiy exact and to present a just view or the orgiiniza- ! tion ol tho several religious denomination*"found i within the United States. It Is a coincidence that the Roman Catholics, who number Just about one soventh or the population of the j country, are credited in the census with possessing j Just one seventh of the church property in the United Stales. THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT?AN" INDIAN COM- ' MISSlONER FOUND AT LAST?REFORMS IN AL'OURATED BY SECRETARY CHANDLER. Secretary Chandler has at last round a Commissioner or Indian Affairs. Mr. John Q. Smith, or Ohio, who > has to day acceptcd the place, was a member of the last Congress, where ho made a good reputation as a clear headed, firm and independent man. Tho selection Is thought here to bean admirable one, and the Secretary is congratulated upon his success. Mr. Chandler has already removed nearly hair ihe I clerks in the Indian Bureau, and will now commence a thorough work or reform in the general Indian service. As a beginning he yesterday made an order that: Hereafter no payment ahall bo made and no claim shall be approved for services rendered for or in behalf of any tribe or band of Indians in the procurement of legislation from Congress or from any Slate Legislature, or lor tho transaction of any other business tor or in behalf of such Indians before ibis department or any bureau thereof or beforo any other department of the government, and no contract lor the performance of such services will hereafter be recognized or approved by the Indian Olllce or the department. Should legal advice or assistance be needed in the prosocutiun or de fence of any suit involving the rights ol any Indian or Indians, before any court or other tribunal, it can be procured through the Department of Jusiico. This regulation will govern the Indian Office, and ap plication lor compensation for such services ii.uhi nut be forwarded to the department for action herealter it being understoo 1 thai the regularly appointed Indian Agent, the Commissioner of ludian Affairs and the Secretary ol the Interior are com[x>tenl to protect and defend tho rights of Indians in all respects without the intervention of other parties, and without other compensation than tbe usual salaries of their respective otllccs. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Z. CHANDLER, Secrclarv. To the ComnssioMRR of Indian Akpaikh. This slops one of the grossest abuses connected with the Indian service. Kvery winter rorty or fifty lobby ists come here and besiege Congress and the Depart ment or the Interior, under pretence of having different interests of Indian tribes to guard or advance under aomo special coniracl with the Indiana. There has been Tor some time before the Interior Department one euch case, a claim for $180,000 for professional services, said to have beeu rendered to certain Indians during Mr. Johnson's administration in 1868. A aalu of about $13,500.000 of Indian lands Vras made to cer tain railroad companies for twelve and a half cents per aero. Some lawyers thereupon bargained with the In dians that they would have the sale rescinded and ibey would obtain for them a higher price on the land in consideration of fifty per cent or the higher price for their professional services. They assert that ihvj got the President tofescind tbe treaty ui.der wLich the saie was made, and then got Congress to order a new Kile at $1 25 per acre, and for this they fput in a claim tor about $4,000,000. This was too big a sum. and they Bnally agreed to take $230,000, if they could get it. and actually received $60,000. Secretary Chandler's order shuts out this and other claims ol the same kind. THE INDICTMENT OF BABCOCK A FACT?HE DECLINES TO BE INTERVIEWED. Notwithstanding the earnest and repeated denials here and at St. Louie that General Babeock was uot indicted last week by the Grand Jury, as reported in the 11 skald, It la true he was indicted on Friday, December 6th. He left for tho West this evening 10 appear before the military commission. Fearing that he might be misinterpreted, and consequently misunderstood, he declined to be in terviewed or to make any statement! or explanations concerning his alleged connection with ih* whiskey Irauds. Ho preferred, he eairt, to await the develop ments of the coming examination before the military pd c.iv^itibimai^ fur hisjina. ?l*i qqa^IcIg rtndlca V lion of the terribiu charge* of conspiracy lo kid In ao frauding tho government. A CONSTITUTIONAL AilfcNHHENT RELATING TO THB PUBLIC MCHOOLfl. It la known hern tbat an soon u the House la folly or^inr/.od Mr Blaine will bring forward a c.>ii?litu. lional anion imouu relating t? public school fuuds. 6ENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Washuiotoii, Dec. 7, 1875. GENERAL BIBCOCK AND TUB COUBT OF IN QUIRY?THB PRESIDENT SATISFIED OF HIS INNOCENCE. General Bibcock left thla eity to Jay for Chicago to appear before lb* Court of Inquiry Just detailed to In vestigate the charges oiade against bim. Up to a late hour this afternoon no information had been received at the Dspariaj'at of Justice of an indictment having been found against General Babcock, and for that reason Attorney General Pterrepont was ..atislled that no such action had been taken by the Grand Jury. General Babcock baa bad one or two interviews with the Attorney Geueral in relation to the reports affecting bis character. His friend# say tbat explanations have bean made lo the President of the mysterious tele grams, and the President is perfectly satisfied that the Integrity of General Babcock's oflict.il and personal character is in no way injured. The Attorney Gen eral has not listened to any explanation of them for the reason tbat as bo is a representative of the prosecu tion in case an indictment should be found b* did not consider It proper for him, at this tlmo, to llscn to a solution of the telegrams out of which the charges appear to have arisen. SENATORIAL CAUCUSES IN PKBP A RATION OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES. The republican Senators held a brief caucus meeting at which they appointed a committee of five to report to morrow for adoption by the caucus a list of members of the standing committees of the Senate. The demo, cratlc Senators also appointed a committee to confer with the republicans on the same subject. There will be no changes of importance in the membership of the committees as constituted for last session. No otber business was brought before either caucus. THE APPOINTMENT OF A SUCCESSOR TO POST MASTER BURT, OF BOSTON. The appointment of Edward S. Tobey to succeed Mr. Burl as Postmaster at Boston will probably be signed by the President to day. Tho necessary papers have been prepared at tho Post Office Department. PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS. SENATE. Washington, Dec. 7, 1175, The Senate was called to order at twelve o'clock M. After prayer by the Chaplain and the reading of the journal of yesterday's proceedings, Mr. Katon. of Con necticut, sent to the Clerk's desk and had read the cre dentials of James K. English, appointed United States Senator from the State of Connecticut In the place of O. S. Ferry, deceased. Mr. English was ?scorted to the desk by bis colleague, and tho oath of office was administered to him by Mr. Kerry, of Michigan, Presi dent pro tern. Mr. auams. Clerk of the House of Representatives, appeared ut the bar of the Senate with a message an nouncing the organization of the House and the ap pointment of a committee to Join tho committee of tha Senate to wait upon the President of the United Stales. At a quarter past twelve P. M., on motion of Mr. Kre linghuysen, (rep.) of N. J., tbo Senate look a recess unlil one o'clock. Upon reassembling, Mr. Anthonv, from the Joint committee to wait upon the President and Inform him of the organization of the two Houses of Congress, re ported that they bad performed that duty, and the President replied that he would commumcato wiiu Con gress immediately tu writing. RKADINO THK MK8SA0E. At a quarter past one P. M. Mr. Luckey, private sec retary to the President, appeared at the bar of the Senate with the Message, and it was read by Mr. Gor barn, Secretary of the Senate. The reading of the Message was concluded at eight minutes past two o'clock P. M. It was listened to with marked attention by the Senators upon the floor as welt as by a large audionce in tho galleries. Sir Ed ward Thornton, the British Minister, was sealed Id tho Diplomatic Gallery, and appeared lo be deeply inter ested in the reading. The portions of tho Message in regard to tbe school question, taxation of church prop erty, Cuba, our liuancial affairs, and the condition of the navy especially, attracted the closest attention. Alter the Message had boen read, on motion of Mr. Conklino, (rep.) oi N. Y.. tt was ordered that it lay on lbs table and be printed. He also offered the usual resolution to print extra copics, which waa referred lo the Committee on Printing. Tho Prkhioknt pro lem. laid boforo the Senate reports of tho various Cabinet officers ami of the Comptroller of the Currency, which were ordered to be printed and lay upon the table. The Senate thee, at half-past two P. M., on motion of Mr. Sukkman, adjourned till twelvo o'clock io-u>orrow. HOUSE OF . REPRESENTATIVES. Washington, Dec. 7, 1875. Mr. Blaixk, (rep.) of Me., rising to a personal ex planattou, said that In tbo debato yesterday on the Louisiana question be bad expressed the hope that the other sitle of the House would not In an in cidental way attempt to reopen and dishonor the agreement made last year. Some persons had Imagined that the word "dishonored" bad been used by bun with some desire to Impute it to the gen tleman from Mississippi (Mr. L&inar) as a personal affront. He had uaed it only in the sense of nullifying and disregarding, and not with the remotest idea of offering an affront to tbat gentleman. Ho (Mr. Lamar) kucw that if their relations were not intimate, they bad been nothing else than entirely cordial at all limes, and thai It must be farthest from his design at any lime lo say anything to him wounding or otherwise disagreeable to his feelings. Mr. Iiamak, idem.) of Miss., said that he bad not heard the word which the gentleman from Maine was reported as having used, and that oven if be had heard ll he would have believed that it had dropped irom him inadvertently in the heat of debate, for he believed that guntleman incapable of offering a gratuitoua insult to hunseif or any other gentleman. He accepted ibe ex planation in tbe generous spirit in which it was made. Tbe House then, on motion of Mr Kanhai.l, look a recess till one o'clock, that being ibe hour fixed for the drawitig of seats. The recess was still further extended in order to give tbe three member* who were ubsent on tbe committee lo wail u|>on the President, Messrs. Cox, of New York, Knott, of Kentucky, and Blaine, of Maine, an oppor tunity to b? prenem and select their scats when their names should be called. Tbe usual courtesy of allowing the oldest continuous member to select a seat in advance of the draw ing was extended to Mr. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, and a mem bcr was also permitted lo select a seal for Mr. Stephens, of Georgia. At a quarter past one P M . Mr Cox, of New York, reported thai tho committee bad waited upon tbe President, and that a communication in writing would bo sent to the House forthwith. The Sp&akkr thereupon submitted the question to the House whether it would proceed now to the draw ing of seuts or have the President's Message road. The former course determined upon and tho drawing lor scats proceeded, a blindfolded page draw ing iho names of members from a box, one by one, and the members so drawn coming from outside the bar where all were congregated and occupying ibe seal which he proposed holding for the Congress. The tirst name drawn was that of Mr. Whltehouse, of New York, and among ibe next half dozen were those of Mr. Hoar, of Massaahusetis, Mr. Ely, of Now York, aud Mr. K.ng, of-Minnesoia. The democratic members took their seats on the ea?t side of the Chamber, lo the right of tbe Speaker's chair, the fame aide which they have partially occupied for many Congresses past. Some or them, however, including Messrs. Wood and Ely, of New York, selected seats on tbo western or republican side of the Cham ber. Mr. Banks selected the seat which he formerly occu pied to the extreme left, resisting the invitation of Mr. I'.l&ine to lake a seal near him, aud intimating that iho atmosphere about there was too strong for h.m. It was twenty minutes past two when the drawing for seats was completed, and as soon as order was re stored Ibe President's Message was received and pre sented to the House ar.d rend It il:e reading clerk, Mr M chaffy. Tbe reading of the Megsar* occupied two hours and five minutes. At lirsi it aas listened to aub consider able interest and attention, but after the clerk baa got pus I these portions of tt relating lo education, Church property and Cn'?a. attention began to flag. Members gradually left their teals, retinue to the cloak rooms or sweding in io? ai-ies engaced it'f conversation w th earh other -so that during the laier hall of the Message Uero '^re probably nol forty members In their *oais. aud bnyiewr (?f tbosc paying tbe slightest attention lo it Intact, were ii rol for the tones of tha Clerk's voire, ?h cU^-re heard above ltd din on the Boor, it might have, been supposed that the House was indulging m a rweii. The Message was ordered printed. Mr. Cox, of New York presented a pellt'ojyof W H. Tresentt ar.d others, of South Carolina, with, VeferMce lo the right of representation ef the Thi# Congres sional district of South Carolina, and uwvnaLthal n Nj . referred to the Committee on Election*. Wo suid that the question raised by tbe memorial so much that ol a representative as it wa? oi a *?pJT*eaaatton. The petition was so referred. The House then, at half past four'o'clock, a^Joorned nntil Friday. _ ST11IKK A i.' THE VSomisU MIXES. LaBastikCitt, WIT, T>ee 7, 1875. The strike at the minas it apparently ended, without eonression* to tbe stokers. a?(t the pullutry have been withdrawn. * ttt'ABK fNO ENTE KTAIN MEKT. | About J,000 persons assembled at Turaer Hxll i? East F>?rtl. street last evening, on the occaatoo of the benefit of Billy Edwards. the light weight champion. The entertainment op< ned with a voi;sl aoil iusiru meutal concert, after which the middle weights, Fre.1 rirra and Kd. Toohoy bad a setlo. Th?v were fi* towml by fit McGinms and Mike Wnonan, of Brooklyn, also Seddooj' Mouae and Geo McCarthy. The taut wa* tint moat scientific encounter of the evening Professor ? i Her and Step bun Taylor were then Introduced. Thejr drew rounda ol applause during their content Mik? Lew porn and Edward MatiAh&n also appeared, theeven i?mS0Sj rt*'"'"L'nl ci,ncludiug with a display ol skill Uf Mil-y Edwards aud Arthur Chambers, both la nnx costume. DEATH FliOM GASOLINE. The InqOest In the case oT the woman who was killed by the explosion of a lamp In Springflold avenue, New ark, S. J., last Friday night, was concluded last even ing, and the Jury rendered a verdict to the effect thai the deceased died from burns caused by the accidental explosion ol gasoline. The same verdict was found la the case of her daughter. Sophia. The jury also ?trongly condemned the use ol gasoline for illuminating purposes ou the ground that it Is highly dangerous. ESSEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS. Messrs. Blnwltt and Douglass, who were elected to the Essex (N. J.) County Board of Freeholders from the city of Belleville under the new charter, havo ob umod a mandamus from the Supromo Court compel !? l>!" ,,oar'1 Th'? w'" make a po hi w\ I 1 allt,ou?;t> It's believed by ...any that Mr. Blewnt though a republican, will vote with the democrars, and a change in the ollicos in the gilt of m i. n8e i?ld''rB.1S *ntic,l,at"d The news was received in Belleville with great rejoicing CORKS' MISADVENTURE. Yesterday morning Rudolph Foes and Herman Jancke were arraigned before Recorder Bohnstedt, iu Hobokcn, for a murderous attack In a beer saloon upon William Corrs, of No. 40 Grand street, Hoboken. Corra Bn W.'1} clu!)? n04rlr deaih, his eye was fill n? in * , ,e w:u lheu lhr,,wu through a window, wore h,.M ? 1 npon the sidewalk The prisoners Corr's Usuries ?' blll< to result of HOTEL ARRIVALS. Sir Rose Price, of England, arrived In the city ye*, terday, and is at the Everett House. Senior Daniel P. Wood, of Syracuse, and Senator elect Hamilton Harris, of Albany, are staying at the Fifth Avenue Hotel Professor Oeorge J. Brush, of Yale College, |g r.sidlng temporarily at the Sturtevaat House. Captain Hamil ton Perry, of the steamship Adriatic, is quartered at the St, Denis Hotel. Messrs. J. de la Boulinlere and J Boutton, of the French Legation, at Washington, have apartments at the Albemarl Hotol. Genoral John M Corso, ol Chicago, Is sojourning at theGilsey House. Mr. Peter A. B. Widener, City Treasurer of Philadel phia. Is registered at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. FLAVNEI. NEXT THE SKIN OFTEN PRODUCE^ A rush removable with Gi.kss'* Sulphuk Soap Hill's IIaiu aso Whisk,,i? Dra. black or brown, SOe. A F A.VIOL'S MEDICAL INSTITUTION. . Prom ili? Chicago Time*. The name of Dr. It. V. 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The doctor is a man ol a large medical experience, and his ex tensive knowledge of materia rnedlea hits been acknowl edged by presentations of degrees irom two of the llrst Medical Colleges in the land." ^ 11 y01? would patronise Medicines sclentl8callv prepared b^y a skilled physician and chemist, use Dr. PIeKCK'S ts?ii.r Mkdioisks. Golden Medical Dlacorerr is ntt tritious tonic, alterative and blood cleansing and an un equalled cough remedy; Pleasant Purgative Pellets scarcely lariter than mustard seeds, constitute an ai?re??bli? and reliable physic: Favorite Prescription, a reinedv for de bilitated females; Kxtract of Smart Weed, a magical rem edy tor' pain, bowel complaints, and an unequalled Liuiiuent ror both human and horse tlcsh; while his Dr. Sa?e'. (;? tarrh Kemedy is known the a-orld over as the ijreatest ineci tic lor caljtrrh and "cold in the head" ever trivet: to tlie public. They are sold by druggists. 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