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TRIPLE S IIEET.~ KKW V?i|;K, fkihay. MABCH 3. 1876. From our reports this morning the probabilities <4tre that the weather to-day will be warmer and Upartly cloudy. ! The Herai.d by Fast Mail Trains.?Xeirsi dealers and the jmblic throughout the country ,i will be supplietl with the Daii.y, Weekly and ' JSinpay Herald, jree of postage, by sending ,* their cnltrs direct to this office. Wale Street Yesterday.?Tlio stock raarIct was unexcited yet irregular. Prices closed a trifle firmer. Money extremely easy at 2 1-2 a 3 per cent. Government 1 Kinds active and higher. Investment securities Steady. Gold advanced to 114 5-8. Belknap Mest Not be thrown as a tub to the whale. If the whale has sense he will *iot bestow much time on the tub. An English Swindle cornea to relieve the monotony of the American article. It is in Don Cablos will reach London to-day on his mn from tho foot of tlio Pyrenees. It is expected ho will now halt. Winslow, the Boston exile, seems anxious to put an agreeable face on the matter of his extradition, and professed in tho Bow Street Police Court yesterday his entire willingness to return to America. Tho amiable bearing of the "Artful" in tho samo classic spot as described in "Oliver Twist" removes Mr. "Winslow's acquiescence from the plane of originality. If thk President is not responsible for the crimes of Belknap he is responsible for Lis escape from the justice of the House of llepresentotives. ('iiAi;i.Es O'Conob appeared in the Supremo Court yesterday 011 the side of the ^prosecution in tho Tweed trial. This fact -u.-ill rrioien thousands, and we hone to see his presence there become so common that municipal thieves of high and low degree *>lmll resume the quaking they left off when itho Nestor of the Bar lay in the hands of the doctors. Another. Battle, with a defeat of the "Turks, is the insurgent answer to the reforms proffered by the Porte. Eussia is bullying Montenegro into neutrality by word of mouth and keeping up the war feeling by suggestive winks. Austria is having her trouble for her pains in preaching pence when there is no peace. The Sultan cannot pay his bills. Tho outlook is not pleasant for the latter. When the PaxsiPKirr adopted the policy of appointing stc.ff officers and not statesmen in his Cabinet he said that ha was responsible for tho administration and meant to have men that he could trust. He appointed Belknap, when no one had ever heard of him ; he continued him in office alter his complicity with frauds bad been made clear in the columns of the Herald, ami now he rescues him*from the just anger of the House, Let no guilty mau escape." Ti RKi.su .frooLKr.T, applied to the interest on bonds in tho possession of Englishmen, does not seem to be appreciated by the unsentimental old lady of Threadncedle street. The Sultan, finding himself short of tho interest on one loan, wished to transfer tho t v.. .1.1 v.. uu'ui' niiuu uriu the H:\nk of England to pay the interest on another loan to the credit of that on which tho deficit exists. This "robbing l'ctcr to pay l'aul" is highly popular in Eastern finance, where a province is plundered to pay off a brigado of cooks, and the cooks are in turn levied on to restore order in the province; but John Hull does not believe in such high art. Let the JSnltan beware ! Sneh conduct is slowly sapping the sympathy of thg J jjngLah nation with lus interesting Empire. j NEW 1 1 Til* Fall of Secretary Belknap. In one view the sudden, overwhelming and irretrievable disgrace of Secretary Belknap is an occasion for profound regret und sorrow ; but sentiments of this kind are merged and swallowed up in indignant nl> norrence oi his crime and a rigorous desire to see it visited with just retribution. The conjuncture is too grave for the indulgence of weak, womanish pity at the spectacle of blighted hopes and social ruin in which others are involved besides the detected and confessed criminal. Even tho fact that a wifo whose beauty and accomplishments have made her the grace, the delight and one of tho I brightest and most courted ornaments of Washington society, shares the guilt and disgrace of her fnllen husband, cannot divert or fioften the public exasperation at this culminating proof of tho moral rottenness of tho administration. Tho honor of tho government land the purity of official life are of such transcendent importance that no pitying indulgence for the sufferings of tempted weakness can be permitted to stand between nn incensed public and tho objects of its indignation. This stupendous shock to public feeling can be relieved and assuaged only by such swift and unrelenting punishment as will serve .as a warning to officers who may hereafter be tempted to abuse their trusts. If the ease of Secretary Belknap were a solitary instnnco of criminal malversation a j generous and magnauiraous country would hold the President guiltless and regard bim as merely unfortunato in the choice of one of his confidential advisers. But so indulgent and forbearing a judgment is impossible when General Belknap is merely a sample of tho men by whom President Grant has been surrounded. The country has not forgotten that other members of the Cabinet have been forced into retirement by charges j against theit honesty, although the evidence j against them has not been so conclusive as to extort confessions of guilt liko that which j has been made by General Belknap. Attorney General Williams was compelled to resign by unrefuted charges of spending the public money for landaulets for the private use of hiH wife nnd misapplying the funds of his department for electioneering uses in the Southern States. Secretary Delano was driven out of the Cabinet by unrefuted charges of corruption in connection with tho Indian supplies. Secretary Itichardson was kept in ths Treasury Department until public indicmntion forced him ont. nnd the : country was then soandulizcd by his appointment as one of the judges of the Court of Claims, in spite of grrvvo and unrefuted charges against his integrity. Postmaster General Creswell resigned with a reputation which was far from clear, and Secretary Itobcson remains, although the honesty of his administration lias been assailed on grounds which had as great a color of probability as any which have been %eretofore alleged against the Secretary of War. Even Mr. Fish, whose integrity no candid man doubts, has stood by General Schenck, who has been the occasion of the most unfortunate diplomatic scandal which has ever tainted the reputation of the country. We need not refer to tho minor cases of Babcock, of Leet and , Stocking, of tho President's brother Orville, his brothers-in-law, Casey and Dent, and tho other brother-in-law, Corbin, who was mixed up with the Black Friday speculations, and other minor cases which have brought doubt and discredit on the purity of the administration. Some of these attacks have been attributed to reckless partisan violence, and their fnvon Vtou Imon V?lti ntnil l?v tKa iwiv v iitMi i u wj vuo nu^i'1'm.Ht malignity of their origin ; but in the caso of Belknap the evidence is so decisive and unanswerable that the culprit could make no denial, and his confession ot guilt strengthens the presumption that other offenders were not unjustly accused. In the cases of Delano and Williams the facts have never been successfully impugned, and the presumption of guilt is very strong in several of the others. The fact that Belknap eluded the vigilance of the President proves that his supervision of the departments has been inexcusably slack, and makes it credible that he has been equally blind to the dishonest transactions of other officers. One of the worst features of these multitudinous scandals is the inflexible uniformity with which the President has defended and protected the officers whose reputations have been assailed. lie has turned a deaf ear to charges and proofs, and has done his utmost to st ifle and defeat every | searching investigation. Ho stood by Williams and Richardson and Delano until an outraged and indignant public sentiment forced them out of the Cabinet, and then gave them certificates of churncter, either in writing as in the case- of Delano, or by appointment to office as in the case of Richardson, or by pnblic act3 of friendship as in the ease of Williams. His efforts to shield and save Bnbcock were not more indefensible than the attempt he made yesterday to rescue Belknap from the disgrace of a deserved impeachment. Belknap confessed his crime by offering his resignation, nnd the President not only i accepted it but took pains to convey prompt information of the fact to the committee of ' the House with a view to forestall their action. There can be no excuse for tliis interference with the regular course of justice. The President might with as much propriety accept the resignation of nn officer after i\f it 11 niuioli I iimirwt Itivu hn.1 .....v..- X.. been presented t? the Senate. The purpose of an impeachment is not merely to ! remove tho guilty oftWr, but to brand i him with indelible infamy and make J his punishment a terror and a warning to j deter others from similar crimes. The penI aHy is not merely removal from office, but the stigma of disqualification for ever hold- , ing any other position of trust under the United States. The President has interposed to shield Secretary Belknap against the just punishment of his deplorable crime. If the resignation had not been accepted there can be no reasonable doubt that an impeachment would lie against Secretary 1 Belknap. A resignation which is merely offered but not accepted does not terminate the right of an officer to exercise his functions. If hia resignation be not accepted ho can ogam resume tho phico without , l'ORK HERALD, FRIDAY, a new appointment and a new confirmation by the Senate. His connection with the I office is not sundered so long as he is not put in such a position that a new appointment by the President and Senate is neces- j sary to enable him to resume its duties. ! Whether the acceptance of Jlclknnp'B resignni tion really protects him from impeachment is j a question on which opinions will differ; but there is no room for question that the purposeof the President was to bar an impeachment and assist a confessed criminal to flee from justico. This bold attempt to shield a guilty officer from the legal consequences of his crimes makes the President a moral accomplice in the guilt of Belknap. When a member of his Cabinet who had abused his confidence and disgraced his administration is on the point of being arraigned for high crimes and misdeuu anors the President ought to aid the regular course of justice instead of attempting to thwart and obstruct it. He should surrender the culprit to the fnll legal consequences of his crimes. On the legal point relating to the impenclmbility of an officer whose resignation has been accepted there was a difference of opinion in the House in the brief discussion yesterday, but wft think it improbable that an impeachment can be sustained. Since the acceptance of his resignation Secretary Ilelknan is com pletcly out of office, and tho federal consti- ! tut ion authorizes the impeachment of nobody | hut civil officers of the government. General I Belknap is no longer a civil officer, and it norms very clear that he cannot be impeached. Tho poiut was made in tho brief debate yesterday that the House should proceed to impeach him and leave this legal point for tho decision of tho Senate. But this would be a very idle proceeding if there is good ground for tho opinion that tho Senato would bo compelled to decide that it has no jurisdiction in such a case. We have : no doubt that this will be the decision if the | case is sent to the Senate, and we can therefore seo no wisdom in spending time and effort in a vain attempt. Tho moral and pui lucai eueci oi oecrciary j>uucock s crnou | will be terribly damaging to the administration, and tho democratic majority of tho House will weaken their advantage if they make an abortive attempt to strain tho law beyond its fair interpretation. This startling case makes overy former ac- ! cusation against an American administration J seem pale and tame. Hard things were said against the administration of President Buchanan because ho had men in his Cabinet who proved to be secessionists, but the democratic disgrace of that period was not so foul as the sordid meanness of abusing high positions for mere private gain. In France Napoleon III. entered tho road to ruin by his blind tolerance of corruption in the leading officers of his government, anil the final result was that when ho supposed ho had an army strong enough to cope with Germany j he found on trial that the money which should have been spent in equipping it had been embezzled by his faithless subordinates. The American government has mado fearful advances in a similar course, and it is high time for the people to come to the rescue. B pi-knap Has Not committed snicide, as was absurdly reported. But he has murj i ih . 1.1: a__ uureu uiv re|iauiicna puny, The Coming Sioux War. Thero can be little doubt that we are about to enter on an Indian war which may extend over the wide tract of territory lying between the Missouri lliver and the ltocky Mountains. The endeavors to prevent it by peaceable negotiations last fall failed because the Sioux chiefs conbl not agree among themselves as to the indemnity to be collectively asked by them of the government, nrfd the individual demands were either of a preposterous nature, such as no government could afford, or personally avaricious and puerile. The council was broken up without approaching a conclusion, and tho government Commissioners barely escaped massacre at tho hands of tho wild bands through the timely uid of one of tho chiefs, who not only informed tho troops, but made such n disposition of his warriors as to foil the threatened repetition of the 6cene at the murder of General Cnnby. There is something very tragic in the condition to which the Indian has fallnn at our hands. We are prone to coudemn the greed and brutality with which the Spaniards treated the aborigines of Cuba, forcing them into slavery of such a terriblo kind that tho ruco entirely disappeared within a few years ; but we lmve nothing in our treatment of tho red man io congratulate ourselves upon. Ho has been sacrificed by us ns iasi as saerincs nccnuio necessary to our aggrandizement. Ho has boon pushed before civilization or trodden down in its inoreb. He has been taught all the vices civilization, and has improved only in learning the nrt of killing, lie cannot understand that it is nselooa to keep nji the fight with destiny. Tlio a hits man has found gold in the ltlnck llills, and we aro now face to fire with the fact that a body of fortune-hunters can force us into a war which will rosi more, perhaps, than the greatest sum asked by the Indian chiefs last full. We are very likely to look sharply after anything like allowing ourselves to drift into a war with a foreign State, but cur War Department lias within its discretion the power of making wars that will require army supplies and bestow fat contracts on quite an extensive scale. While, therefore, it uiay bo u necessity to striko and punish | the marauding bunds, wo commend the j entire question tothe democratic majority of the House of K-pvesentatives to aco that tho acquisition of the lilaek Hills is not acc omplished nt a huge cost to the nation, to the benefit only of thieving contractors and nccompanicd by a further wholesale and unnecessary destruction of those whom our ..u.vuu.m w.iinio i-iiu, wnii unconscious irony, "the wards of the nation." Poor Tweed ! -Ho has boon culled a thief, a plunderer, a boss, a conspirator, a statesman, a ballot stutter, a demoralizer and a democrat, and now his own counsel cull him a victim. Fancy the indignation of Rig Six when he learns that his costliest friends thus abuse his intelligence nud lower bis good name among the inmates of the Fcniten- ' Uury. Victim, boh I I MAKCII 3, 1876.?TRIPLE Ttk? Republican Party?Streams of Corruption and Demoralization. The downfall of Secretary Belknap means the ruin of the republican party. It is only another of the many streams of corruption and folly that have flowed from the present mtiuiiiisirruioLi auu lruiu mi? puj in power. IIow can wo fail to draw the inference that is seen in nature, science and history, that when the river is polluted the poison is most likely in the source. What foul streams have | poured forth?the stream St. Domingo, with the violations of law, jobbery and corruption ; the stream French arms, with its infraction of international obligations ; the stream general order business, with its debasement of New York politics ; the stream Akermau, with imbecility and oppression in I the South ; tho stream Richardson, with the j Sanborn frnuds ; the stream Delano, with | the infamies of the Indinu Department; the stream Dabcock, with the frauds in the revenues. These are the currents of the present corrupt party. It iB about time that the responsibility for this endless and everincreasing flood should be placed wLcro it belongs on the party now in power. Let us see how this party has made itself responsible for this demoralization. Richardson, who approved the Sanborn fraud, shameless and unblushing as it was, was made a judge. Shepherd, driven from power as one unfaithful to his trust, was made a commissioner, and is the leader of administration society. Williams, after his sins were confessed, was intrusted with high duties. Schenck, r.fter ho allowed his name and his office to be the means of swindling women and children out of their income by bogus mining shures, was protected. Babcock came from the dock of a St. Louis court, the cell of the jailbird McDonald, to become the j private secretary to tho President and Director of the Fublic Works. And now we have the Secretary of War, resigning his office, n confessedly corrupt and dishonest man, nnd protected from tho just indignation of the j House by the acceptance of his resignation, j The true leaders of the party, the men who still possess the confidence of the people, should now take ground. Mr. Conkling has a higher stake in the affections of tho republican party of New York than in any possible devotion to the President. Is he in favor of corruption and maladministration? Let him speak while there is time ! Mr. Sherman is the leader of the republican party in Ohio, a State which is important to republican success. Docs he approve of this stolid, depraved rule, winch deadens tho public sense of ! the nation ? Let him speak while there is time! Mr. Blaine is the choice of New England for the Presidency?the representative of a glorious Commonwealth. Does ho feel that the legends of Andersonville are of more interest to tho country than these painful, ever increasing evidences of shame and crime? Let him speak while there is time ! For the time has come for every republican who sees in his party something more than a dumb echoing of Ciesnrism and folly to speak. It may be too late ! General Schrnck and Little Emma. AVe have now the intelligence that Minister Schonek is aliout to return home to explain his connection with tho deplorable Emma Mine business ; but before he leaves the teeming world of London behind we hope he will give a promise to go back at an early day. His own fair fame and the sadly shattered honor of his country alike demand such a pledge. Sheltered behind his diplomatic immunity he may remnin safely in London ; but once leaving it and then disposing of his Ministership the wronged and nibbed thousands of Knglish investors would find the chance of testing General Kchenek's responsibility as small as that of getting back their money. Hence our Minister at the Court of St. James should voluntarily give lionds to return. It may be essential to General Schenck to fight the mat o* nnf in W*aKinnfnn lint mileuc lm ctnn.lo his ground in England his future will bo us clouded as that of the whilom republican Presidential candidate who stands condemned by French law to a felon's cell in contumaciam for his part in a similarly bottomless stock swindlo. English law docs not try a man in bis absence ; but the evasion of a trial will, in General Schenck's case, be as morally destructive of his character as the sentenco of the French court on General Fremont. This Emma Mine business shows the gullibility of the English people in a peculiar light. England is full of people with small fortunes who do not desire to invest them in ! business, but are always on the lookont for | any stock investment that will bring any t rate of interest higher than the old comfortable three per cents. They are not rich enough to go to the fountain-head for infor mnuon iiko inrge capiiaiisis, onii nencc r.iiiRi rely on tlio representations of others. They mostly bclor.g to the decent classes, and to thousands of them the loss of their fortune means beggary. For them is the glittering i prospcetns made. For them is it studded over with names that seem synonyms of honor, stability and safety. For English projects a rr.nn or two of title is necessary, j but for nn American trnp no bait could bo more alluring than the name of tho American ; Minister at tho Court of St. James. His , business, to be sure, is not a proip.oter of ! bubble companies, hut. his name in a pros- | pectus is as incontestable a fact as a fly in I amber, although it may trouble every honest man in America to know how it got there. How did it? The casual visitor to Sr.lt Lalro City in the snnincr ot 1871 could l"nrn that the Emma Mine was only a rich "pocket," :<1. -II il. ......Ill, in mill lh.il Willi illi an in iiua iu ni^m, Uii'? iuu? the chance of finding a true vein of oro within the radius of tho claim was as geologically remote an the prospect* of n poker player "filling hiR band" when drawing to a single ace?a form of comparison wo I have specially used to bring the matter home , to General Nehcnok. It was even reported that j the owners were afraid to work the mine for fenr of its prematurely "petering out." Were ' General Hchenek's means ol information inferior to that of the s'rny visitor to Utah? Or did he lend his name to the speculation without taking the trouble to inquire? Decidedly, the plea of being a victim is as dangerous to him as any other he couitl make. S SHEET. The Street Car*. It is to be hoped that tlio street car companies are pleased with the resnlts of the interview of their agents at Albany with the Railroad Committee, for the people certainly will be. In the pithy conversations between . 1 _ r ,L. lit i a. tuu UirilllHTH UI IUO CUIUIUlltCC UUU nuw agents of the companies, as reported by onr correspondent, the public can see the whole case at a glance. Mr. Sullivan, of the Brooklyn City llailroad Company, argued for tho interests of that company at some length to prove that a proper administration would ruin it, and then war. forced to admit that its shares are now worth "one hundred and eighty," which seems to indicate a prosperity not to be easily damaged. This gentleman pleaded the dreadful hardship of his company that it only made seven-tenths of a cent on each dollar; but this sum-, profit on each five cent fare, is fourteen per cent?a fact which should have been considered beforo complaining at such n gain. There nro several facts that some of those railroad men should explain at Albany, aud one of them is in regard to tho incapacity of tho streets to accommodate their cars if they run more than are now on. They say that cars will then be run so close together that people cannot cross the streets. If that be trae, how is it that anybody can now cross West Broadway, in which street are run all the cars of three companies ? Sixth avenue, Eighth avenue and Broadway cars now run down that street, and the cars of two lines run up it, yet other traffic is not greatly troubled. The Killian bill is rather j strengthened than hurt by the assault made thus far, and, with the improvements that Mr. Killian proposes, will be an effective measure. In the modifications contemplated ho should keep in view the bill drafted by Mr. Berch. and should incorporate in his own measure all its essential features. The Silence or Blaine.?Mr. Blaine hail nothing to say yesterday in the House on tho question of Belknap's impeachment. He had no word of criticism upon the resignation of the Secretary and its acceptance by tho President in defiance of the House. Mr. Blaine had a fine opportunity in the House to show that he is interested in other matters than the legends ol Andersonville. Should the Cabinet Ilesign ! It is a question whether the whole Cabinet should not rosign. The administration is rotten, and millions of people who did not believe so yesterday nro convinced of it today. The confession of the guilty Secretary of War is a revelation. He could not have been guilty of the crimes he has confessed and remained undiscovered in a Cabinet that was mire. It is a dav of iudement. The political heavens are rolled together like a scroll and are consumed with fire; vainly the wicked call on the mountains to overwhelm them and hide them from the wrath to come. The terrible force of Secretary Belknap's confession, the horrible meaning that is embodied in his guilt, is unbroken by the fact that there are pure men in the President's Cabinet. He was their associate, and they were jointly with him the President's advisers. There is not entirely a divided responsibility in the Cabinet. Mr. Fish and Mr. Bristow and Mr. Jewell are not merely officers charged with the conduct of affairs of State, of the Treasury and the Post Office. Tho Cabinet is in its highest capacity a unit. Every member of it has tho honor of the government in his keeping, and that honor cannot be lost by one without more or less responsibility attaching to the others. Were these men blind, that they could not see, till a democratic Congress compelled them, that the head of the War Department was selling the soul of the government? They were blind?for we do not believe them corruptbut their blindness has given the nation eternal shame. Because of the indifference of the President and the Cabinet to the scandals which long ago darkened the War Department the country is now humiliated in dust and ashes. The pure meml>ers of a corrupt administration are like living men chuined to a corpse. We presume that, the first thought of Mr. Fish when he knew of this fearful fall of his colleague was whether he could in selfrespect remain a member of a disgraced Cab inet. This is not tho first disgrace, but the culmination of a long series of infamies that are a part of the history of the administration. The corruptions of tho government are so numerous and notorious that it is a question whether tho self-respect of an honest and honorable man will permit him to be connected with it. We are more sorry to write this of the government of the United States than any American citizen can be to read it ; but wo write simply what is tho truth. It is a question, we say, whether the whole ! Cabinet should not resign, and, happily, we are not called upon to answer it. Mr. Fish | and Mr. Bristow must judge for themselves. ' But ono duty they havo to perform is plain. If they remain in thi? rotten, disgraced ad- | ministration, they must demand of the Presi- j dent the authority to reform it That is the j only condition upon which self-respect and ' a Cabinet oftice can now bo reconciled. If ; the President refuses to concede this right the sooner all honest men leave him tho bclteritwill.be lor themselves and for the country. If thr Action of the President in accept- I ing Belknap's resignation means anything at I nil it is that he means to stalld hr his friends,*' i whether they nre right or wrong. fl?*ftlc!i In tlir Putillr Arhooli. Thera cannot be a subject of graver in- j portnnce than :ho ventilation of or.r pnblio sehoolhouscs. Badly constructed class j rooms, cspocinlly when moro children nrc i put into them than they can accommodate, i will work greater injury than a plagne. Ill t health is a common thing among the children in the public schools in this city, and i the cause of it in nine cases out of ten is in the crowding of so many persons into tho schoolrooms. Attention was called to mi" state of affairs in Superintendent I Me' annual report, but it is a peculiarity of om municipal boards never to act ;i any matter until iorccd to it by public opinion N'euht the Board of Edacatu nor the Board if Health has taken aov loth a of tbft ttuperin teudent's i an i nni-sa our ciUMiu* learn that their children ore being poisoned day by day in the public schools, both on account of the want of ventilation of the splir\nl ? nn.l tl,^ ? 2? tKn ?v.Mw?4vuUiB UUU IUU Wttjr III w URLi bUU dren aro huddled into a space fit for only half the number, even under the most favorable conditions, there will be no remedy. We trust, however, that official indifference will not be allowed to continue much longer, but that sufficient accommodations will be provided for all the children in our public schools, and that all of these buildings will be rendered healthful in every respect The Kvldenre Against Belknap. The evidence of Mr. Caleb P. Marsh, of New York city, - against Secretary Belknap states that he paid the Secretary in all twenty thousand dollars out of the forty thousand dollars he received from the appointment to the post tradership at Fort Sill, I. T., given him by the latter. This forty thousand dollars was clear profit, as Mr. Mnrsh testifies that by an arrangement with a Mr. Evnns, the post trader before him, the latter carried on the business, giving Marsh m bonus of twelve thousand dollars a year for two vears and sii thousand dollars a year since. As Mr. Marsh received the payments lie regularly halved them with the Secretary of War. The money was sent in various ways or handed over in person. The appointment was procured in 1871, Mr. Marsh testifies, through the offices of the deceased Mrs. Belknap and his present wife, then Mrs. Bowers, the deceased wife's sister. On being served with tho subpeena' to givo evidence before the House Committee on Expenditures in the War Department Mr. Marsh went to Washington and consulted with Secretary Belknap and his wife as to what he should do. Belknap was excited and begged Marsh to extricate hiro from the impending ruin. Mrs. Belknap suggested a plan of evading the truth in the matter, but Marsh told her it "would nftf lwild watnr Vinfrtrn flin pnnimiffno " Marsh offered to leave the country, but hii counsel pointed out that he would have to remain away until the present Congress expired ; the Secretary said Marsh's going away would ruin him equally with Marsh's telling the truth. Mr. Tomlinson, Mrs. Belknap's brother, suggested another evasory plan, by which only a part of the truth would be told. Marsh at last threw all the plans overboard, wont before the committee and gave the above account of the transaction. PERSONAL' INTELLIGENCE. Supervising Architect Potter has a flne tenor voice. Mrs. General Bumside still remains in a critical condition. Tho Chicago Tribune says that trial by newspapor never acquits. l'coplo who study books on poker and whist are usu. ally losing players. Milwaukee newspapers are now edited with sevonshooters and canes. In the New York market you may now buy strawberries at $2 a smell. Ernest I-ongfellow, son of tho noct, has recently mado $8,000 from his paintings. Liszt the pianist's fingering is described as that of a man who tried to pat a buzz saw. Over a thousand pamphlets havo been written to show the patient hen how to lay eggs. Senator Thurman uses a red bandanna handkerchief, and It ain't any lazy kind or a handkerchief either. One bushel of shelled corn makes four barrels of nnnned r.orn. General nnlknanahniilil ham thnnnht ?r tills. "Why," said Phil. Sheridan to the nurse, "tho poop young ono has no teeth. You couldn't live without teetlu" People who do not wish to be "at homo" to callen this year may let the servant say, "Gone to the ClntlnyaL " Probably the best way after a!! to stop the tramps from roaming the country is to call a general democratic convention. Ex-Governor John Letcher, of Virginia, was stricken with paralysis yestorday morning. His condition is considered serious. Snrdou, the scurrilous dramatist, is sick with Influenza, and every time he begs a piece of tobacco he sneezes forth?"A-cbew!" The kangaroo is now raised for food in Paris. It may bo well to mention that the kangnroo Is an Australian animal that carries Its young around in its vest pockot. Minstrelsy, which has laded out of France and Germany with the extinction of tho troubador and the minnesinger, still survives in Servia tn all its mediaeval vigor. A Washington physician argues that love proceeds from the stomach, and that the heart has nothing to do with It. Then, after all, a heart-ache is only a sublime sort of colic. Dr. T. C. Duncan, of Chicago, says that the mild wnter Is likely to be succeeded by an enidenpe of some kind growing out of influenza, and he predicts a very unhealthy spring. "Who didn't steal watermelons when ho was aboyf't asks the Christian Witneu. We didn't. Tne editor of the Christian Witnen look so many that there were none left for us to stoal. "Max" wants to know bow ho may break through the conventionality which compels him to leave hie girl at half-past ton. Glvo a minister $4 60, and tell him to put a stop to it. Statistics show that the average hog last year weighed 2*21 pounds. This year he weighs 28S pounds. IT ihe Chicago Tribune thinks that this Item Is not a personal" It Is too modest. A man oilers a prize (or the best shirt made by tb? sirls at a certain college; aud the girls retaliate by offering a prize Tor tho best French yoke cornucoon made by the fualo students. Indians raid for horses In the embryo towns along th? Union Pacific Railroad. Vet the government Is more tenner 01 an inutan-s icoiinRS, u no u?? nuj, una u is of the white pioneer's horses. General Gardeta la reportedM laboring In his district, the Nineteenth Ohio, to secure delegate* to the Cinclnnail Convention who will be externally for Hayes and internally and eternally lor Itlaine. Professor Wilder, of Cornell University, says that tf you n.-o rboktng |o upon all fours and cough. Brother Shearman, when eboking with tears, has been doing this loryears; but while prancing around like a yearling sorrel eolt he baa never beeo able to scratch his eat with bis left boot. Aa advertisement lu a newspaper In Kngland anliounrea that "a graud planofurto will be exchanged for three or lour small |>l?#. " The worst of It is, that when a piano gets squealing you ran t slop It, out a pailful of will ??ill atop a pig from playng at any time, iftha pig can only got both leet into the keyboard. Or. W. K. Brooks has read u paper on the affinities of the molluscs and inulluseoida. The classification of the various groups designated by tiisso two name* has been the subject of end less disputes, and all the schemes proposed have boon disproved and abandoned one after another. Pr. Brooks b is never seen tbc Parisian Varieties on the half shell. President Ollardin on? nf u>? -? ? ? v ?. iuv?i irararu nun equitable ot French Judge.*, i>?idoni expcriencr on (he bench has conviucoi! mo that the rut majority of persons who sue for Judicial separation were noi lilted for wedded life. Tliojr never fall to urge tha: aa<l that if thej ha1 been .! <ied to atift dy oUo'bdi the pot-no '.ton w.. the., t t ) i be ?> io-J the> might brva tw r h r Thl* rta/ be trua tn ouinelcw rmao*, hut generally spaa. id or* t r' Iran one of Uie par., gu ' v ry aeit win'M i?mper is wholly clr. dal le, tad I 4" nutaco what weulu he gained by allowing ' n<j ; <riy to ro and marry again and matte a aeeoao awaia a* wreichcd aa be or >Uo b*; tnxde tbo flrat " I L. "