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A. Sketch of the War Department's
Gluttonous Snake.
Swallowing Post Traderships
Hew the Campbells Came
Down cn the Soldiers.
Bismarck, Dakota, March 21, 1876.
Last summer, when your correspondent first visIted
thin country, known as the Upper Missouri Valley,
nn?l engaged in ferreting out und making public,
through the columns of the 1Ikrai.ii, the corruption
and fraudulent management of the Indian Department
s regulated by the Delano-Orvllle Grant ring, the
korktiig ot tlic latter was described as that of an anu
ionda whoso head win in Washington and whoso tail
was on the I'ppcr Missouri, somewhere in tho vicinity
of Kurt Feck. Whenever the anaconda was fed at
Washington, whether hy all appropriation of money
or annuity goods for the regularly rolihed Indians,
there was a wriggling along tho entire length which
did not stop until tho major part of tho goods or tho
money proceeds thereof were salely and securely
stowed awav In the po> kets of the members of tho
ring, consisting of Delano, Commissioner Smith, Orvlllo
(Irani, Honnufon. Lelyhton llrethers and other
smaller fry, Including many ol the agents. So determined
was tho war wuged hy the Hkuald against tho
thievlug operations of Delano .V Co., and so uiideliia
hie and direct were Its accusations against
Delano and "my ton John," tnat tho
.former was at last very reluctantly forced
to surrender the gcut in tho Cabinet which ho had
disgraced and shield blimcll and his peculations behind
the screen ol private I tie. Almost with tho regularity
with which the si usons of tlie year succeed each oilier
it again fell to the enterprise and far reaching energy
ol the Hkiiai.ii hi be the llrst to expose corruption and
downright robbery upon the part of another Cabinet
olticer, a follow plunderer of Delano's; und if the term
anaconda wsa applicable to tbo llghlfiugcrod manipulations
o! the Indian Dopartmcut by Delano, my son
lolui, Hi oilier Orvillc, and smith, theex-Couiinlaslouer
press the shoplifting propensities of Belknap, embracing
in their operations almost a continent.
In the one ease the poor Indian was the unlucky
victim; in the other It was the trontior soldier. Both
wore robbed alike, and in both eases the head robbers
woro the very men whoso duty it was to protect theiu
against fraud and oppression, cunie whence they
. might. Helmut (ought hard and long bet ore yielding
to the attacks ol the Independent press,
led by the II Kit alii, and when at lust
forced to tlee in ignominy lio occasionally musters
courage enough to lace his accusers. Ilut with the
pulled up Belknap, who was not unlike a toad In his
make up and disposition, tho battle bad scarcely begun
In earnest until, like a craven, he coverod his fat o
with his hands aud bellowed peccari. Martin Stool's
coon ill I not cry out sooner "Don't shoot; I'll como
down I" than did the pilfering Belknap when tho
IIkualu columns opened on bini at short range, lu
Sporting terms, he proved himself a duller, a regular
quitter. A man ver.-ed in tho slung expressions of
cocklighting would pronounce Belknnp a "dunghill." If
In his giddy full lie alone was to suffer, but little rogret
need be oxpended upou hlin, because, us nothing
bo was before Brant iouod him. so to nothing boreturns;
but lu the slimy maelstrom of pollution of
Which he is the ceuire tbcro are soon to be seen flouting
the political carcases of men who are and have
been more or less respected by their lellow men, hiiJ
alio have been recipients from the la!tor of marks of
high houor and esteem. It is the fall and disgrace of
uien like these which, combined w ith that of Belknap,
go to make this scandal well deserving to bo considered
us a national humiliation.
Id this little obscure railway hatulot. situated upon
the extreme verge of civilization, resides an old army
utter, one o( the olden tliuo, who was the lirst, or
litiong the first, victim of Belknap's corrupt avarice;
nd who tor yeais has been endeavoring to convinco
his acquaintances and immediate friends that Bolknup
was using his high position to ruh the soldiers ol the
troutier. At lust this old man, who was tiio
rarly friend of Generals Sherman, Sturgcs,
Wcssel, Kmorr and other senior oillccr.i of the
army at u time when they were lieutenants
serving on the frontier, htids his partial justilication
by seeing the entire nation adopt his estimate of Belknap's
character. Ii can bo shown conclusively that
almost Immediately alter Belknup became Secretary of
War ho began intriguing to gain coulrol of the nearly
2oo post traders hips of the army. Kuitblul to Ins
State, or unfaithful more properly staling it, he at
Orst selected lus principal i-artuers In crime almost
entirely Irum among his neighbors in Iowa. When
Itelknup came iuto power as Secretary of War tho appointment
of post traders rested with tho three senior
olllcers at each post, by which regulation a sure check
gainst rings and monopolies was established.
Acting upon the request ol Belknap, who -already
V. .a I., iIia I .I ..I fix. urn.v n.nlml
U?U M? "I1" ?? I ? ? I. ?
Augur, in 1370, nl that tlino commanding the Department
of the I'lalte, in which some of the boat trailer
thipswerc located, lotted the following order removing
tho post trader* at Forts latrumlo and Fcltermnn and
appointing other* named in tho order In their stead
IIiinqiautkks. Iikcakr*ksT or tlllt I'LATCK, I
omaha, Neb.. April II, 187(1. I
SPKI'l tl. ORIiaita, SO. ttl-UTIUCf.
? ?
3 The appointiiientt el Mr. 8. K Ward and of Mr. Collins
Dixon as post trader* at Kort Laramie, W. T., arc hereby
(evoked, to lake elfert July 1, 18711,
Mi <i. I' lliintorii o appointed post trader at Kort Larakne
U T., to take effect July I. |8tt>.
4 Ike appointment ol Mr. ltol.ei? \t II.on as post trader
t Kort h'etteiuiau, \V. T , is hereby revoked, to take effect
July I. 187(1.
Mr J. X Campbell Is appointed po?t trader at Kort Kctlertuan.
W T., to take effect Jul} I, 187(1
Hy command of lire vet Major Cenoral Al'tll'R.
At that time, however, Ctanernl Sherman had his
headquarters at Washington, and to him ouo ol tho
ejected traders telegraphed tho laot of Ms summary
removal Sherman did not propose that tho law
regulating the appointment of post traders should ho
DTcrpidden even by a Secretary of War. He telegraphed
in order at onco to Augur directing that officer to
undo this wrong already done by revoking the order
wlitch hud been issued at Hoik nap's instigation, and at
the same 'noo if any change in traders was necessary
oh ?h .uwa. ntiiaf Ha hum iit nli.tut Itv* ihn l<t il ;i?it!
customary manner through tlio prelum miry action of
K port council. Hireo day* after the Uato of the order
Aral given (itinera! Augur, acting In obedience to Sherman's
positive instructions, issued the following order
revoking the one Itsuod at Uolknap's request:?
lissome urn:* DiriurariT or rue Purr*. i
Omaha, Neb., April 15, IhiU I
tl'ii UL OIIMM >0. ull?(bitual'V). ^
\ The appointment* of Mr. O. J*. Ilurford ae I'ost Trader
at fort Lararal*.'W. f? ami nf Mr. J. N. Campbell as i'ost
Trader at lort Kctterman. \V T.. ma I# In paragraphs .t and
I. Special Order* No MM, current series, from these headquarters.
are hereby melted.
The command .rig uffleera of these posts a ill Immediately
(unvene council, ol administration lor the purpose of tinmInatingoiie
or more suitable and acceptable persons lor ap.
polntuit nt as traders at thvtr reepective poste.
the proceeding* of these councils will ho forwarded to
these headquarters
s s as s a a a*
By cumniand of Brevet Major (ieueral Augur, Aaeiatanl
Adjutant Ueueral.
The Campbell mentioned in both orders, nod who
had been appointed by Augur at Ilelkiuip's request, la a
brother of es-Uoveruor Cninpbull, of Wyoming, of
whom more anon. The councils were convened at (he
poet*, and, unlortunaiely lor belknap, the officer*
unanimously choae to retalu the incii restored to their
placea by Bberuian.
Her# originated one ol the causes w hich finally forced
oM 1#cumseh to fold hia lent end abandon Washington
a# a proper place lor bis headquarters, duo to tho runMat!
u/tadiuaut and ahauiuuwu of bis legitimate
new :
power* by the Secretary of War fldknap did not propone
to give up iho ll(;ht lor lucre ho readily, however,
lie began a system ol persecution to uccoiuuliab what
ho hail already once lailcd to bring about.
General Augur, as a Mend to Wilaon, one of tno
doomed traders, wrote to the tcr, advising him to
gel rid ol hia interest aa trader at Kurt Feltermaii. aa
Hclknap was determined to oust hint. Wilaou'a profits
at Kcltcrtuuli lor two years ami a hall had boon fTil.OOO.
Wilbiu mix week* alter Helktiup became Secretary of
War hn Icllow thief, Hcdrick, of Iowa, announced by
letter to variuua posts throughout the West that ho
could control any tradersblp on the Irontler, at the
samo time giving a hint as to what was expected.
I otherwise, the motto would bo "Slco down and out."
Wilson had declined the overtures ot this man; hence
he hecatno marked us an early victim for the Belknap
axe. Preferring to vacate rather than to bo kicked
; out ho listened to overtures from Campbell and Jules
E. Codec, resulting Anally in the transfer of bis interest
to those parlies lor a money consideration. Before
this arrangement was perfected, however, Coffee had
paid Ilcdrick $5uu to accure the appointment of post
trader at Kort Ketterman. Subsequently, however,
this arrangement was abrogated. Hcdrick prolerrlqg to
retain an interest In the protits to uccepting the pittance
ol $500.
Immediately after tho terms of agreement had been
signed bctwoeu Wilson, Cumpbell ti Collie, rumors
j reached them that Belknap had changed his miud and
would not it|i|x>iut Complied it Colloo, whereupon, a/
tho story runs, tho latter telegraphed to Governor
! Campbell of Wyoming to go to Washington und "fix
' Unties." The Governor telegraphed baek that ho
would goto Washington mid could make it all right. Several
arrangements were mean while proposed, one of
vv until |irw> uiou IIUII an ni'iiuiunuviit riiuuiu uu iiiuuu
III Cnnipboll l name, Wilson to furnish llio money ami
manage tlio business, wiiilo one third of tho profits
were to posit to Campbell. To this pro|iosilion the latter
gave Ins consent, provided he could lirst submit it
to tlio Governor ami obtain his approval. Alter
Governor Campbell's return from Washington thorn
si oined to bo no danger of further delay in closing ftp
llio contract for the nctv deal. As it hus become very
fashionable el lute lor all implicated ofllelals ol high
standing to protest their 'innocence, vide Joyce, McDonald,
McKce, lluhcock and Beechor, it Is well to
provide one's sell with documentary evidence, such us
the "sylph" telegrams, tie..
tiik noct'SKJtrs.
j The following letters ^rom Governor Campbell's
brother, written about this tune, may not bo considered
out of place here, although it will not be surprising
if some one seeks an opportunity to niako It
appear "perlecily Innocent." Sue li persons had bettor
not be in liaste to explain or contradict, as the billowing
Is but a drop lu tile bucket compared with whut is
lorf booming:?
Cheyenne, .May J, IS.7H.
Colonel Uoukiit Wilson. Omaha
111 hi Slit - 1 lisil intended to write you immediately on
the Governor'- return, expecting General Augur to enino up
w lib Uiu. 1 did lint ttet to see the General us liu passed
through. I bat - since talked with the Governor, and bo
aiv s the apiMdni ni ut of will be satisfactory to him,
I in also -His i.o will insist mi the person slaying there acting
with the administration.
It this arrangement is satisfactory to you loive the papers
made out In diipheno. sign them and send them tu me. und
1 w ill sign them and rottlrn one ropy to you. 1 presume it
| w ill be neoessary also to have name to the agreement.
t hat, however, van l.e had when un invoice of prop.
< erty is taken, ilave it understood in the agreemcut that I
I uiu lo tie interested In all vent tools connected with the post
i tu case you get any. It will not he necessary to let any porson
know that 1 uiu in any way interested.
Please answer soon us convenient and oblige. Yours,
truly, J. N. CAMPB1.LL.
After looking on that picture, look on this:?
. Wasiiinoton, March 16, 1S70.
To tiik Kuitou or tiik Hkualu:?
In the 11 Kit a i.it of this mining appears a communication
from your correspondent at Bismarck, It T.. uoeni.iiig me ol'
being coiicorticd In the sale of uoit traiiorslilps. 1 do not
charges, lint 119 I have nothing tci lour Iroiu investigation* I
lii'C fur mi Hit-toll t ?i>nrr In y our paper to denounce tile story
lis utterly lalte, so tar u? it rrl.ilos 111 inysr'11, un.i to say
further that 1 desire unit shall demand at ouco the most
searching investigation. J. A. CAMI'ltKLI,.
Ketnotnboriug tho Scriptures' warning that a liotiso
divided against Itself cannot stand, the house of
Co in pi *11, having taken opposite sides ol the samo
story, may bo loll to its fate. Tlio above letters of the
Campbell Brothers should bo read in connection with
the statement which avers that the Governors brother
upon rocuivtng a proposition to accept one-third ol the
proUls ol a ccriaiu irudership without furnishing any
ot the capital replied that he must lirsl submit it to tho
Governor, and it tho latter approved it he would accept
it. Now, all this may have been "poriectly itino|
coul," in the lunguagc ol Bob, but that remains to bo
| seen.
Another valuable place at that lime wag the tradership
at Kort Steel, also partly controlled by Uudnck.
To this place Tliaver, a sou of ex-Senator 'l'huyer,
succeeded through, it is alleged, tlio special influence
which his lather, then I'tilted States Senator, exercised.
Tho appointment of Swwzjt us trader at
Omaha Barracks Is supposed, us will be tcsliUcd to,
to liavo been a tub thrown to one ol the Senatorial
whalesinon hailing Irotu a border State. This man
Swoeaty larnied or sublet his privileges as trader at
Omaha aud was a; forward rich enough to obtain a I or
I' nlorialappointment. I'nlcss great injustice has been
done ox-Senator Thayer the appointment of his sou
! Is but one ol llie many post tradcrships which lie In
Itucmcd or controlled. In another letter we will lake
| a glimpse at some other tradcreblps nut yet promtI
ueutl.v spoken ol, in the representation ol which there
will, In the language ot tlio play hill, he uu enure
: change ol programme, with new cast ol characters
| (all bad), in which the public will, perhaps, recognize
some old Irlonds with new laccs.
a kmumsl'km'k ok liKI.k nap's trip,
As a curiosity in play bills the following is given to
j the readers ol the hkkai.ii with this little history.
Belknap lias been known us a systematic plunderer of
I kis? nttlcor* mill miMkts til Ltw imiilicr f'ir viwtrv. (In
(lieocouiilon ill'lux visit through tlic Territories last
illll, to judge tor llllitself, perhaps, of the value of tho
principal | o t trinierslnps, some Western vvag caused
to he prepared uiiinorous handbills ot the ordinary
size, ol which tbo accompanying is a lac simile in miniature,
and at every stooping jdace on the Missouri
ltiver Mel knap had one of these reminders thrust Into
hm hand or hung lieloro his lace, as an evidence ol tho
real appreciation in w hich citizens and soldiers living
on the irout.cr hold him:?
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J tilth AT >
; A<;oiuoation ! J
? WILI. SOON A IT K.til *
J ill all Its Oriental splendor. Kacli and every actnr HlHl J
I * Acrobat wourlug nothing but tlic most cosily Jewels end s
s (Indium Kin^r* %
$ Munifpri and Proprietor*..BILK-K N A l\ (IK ANT .% CO. $
$ Kntii ny ?<?. similar at Chtfu Ur and cu*t'y Sujnii>r in *
tt< t yihimj to anjf .VAoff note \
s The gtva*. nia*-* ut sterling bt'iuitiunutfcreii in thli IliKjl
* Show pr. cludt ? tho possibility of our ctiumorating only a J
J fo w of those most proulnont. In oneh and every enter J
v t Minnie lit tin* public will lieve a spicndid opportunity to n
v w.tnc*? the touts of tho noted s
J WVi L I." (i KANT ! $
* Tho Lightning Calculator, who will show the audience >
v how v -Propound Ic.xaa steer can bo mudo to welurhx
M.ltVO iHMintls. 11.sis a font thai ban long pumled tho J
S Indians n
% Mr. W W lllLKKNAP, \
v in his specialties us tho M odor it Hercules. Ho will, s
$ without th.' aid of (shoulder) sirups, ralso 1. P*) tacks of $
Mlour aud walk awav with it Tlio way ho has of doing*
% thistc.it It no trouble to nlBK. >
J T!l K liKV. K. V. SMITH. J
Mil his Stump Speeches and ('oiuicalitio*, hat no equul J
% on any reservation. *
5 II IN. It. I'D WAN, *
t in his imitation of a Cow-an C.ilf. This is nature itself. ?
* in bit CoinU- Song at "My Son John,"
? and other specialties too humorous to mention. Bears
J in mind thai this it the second and last term. No out-J
Jsido demonstrations will bo given unless the public do >
sire .t and arc willing to |?ay for the same. *
s The performance w ill conclude w it b the Sensational Melo s
J Drama, li> I'oluftihti* lie I a no. entitled the i
; Mlssol KI.
^ ill which Ctdnnibtit and the full strength of tho coin *
J pan> will show hew the thing i* doue. J
* 1 hi e Monster Aggregation will perform during the*
5 winter months in Washington, I), t , J
Imiikk ro ooxb.
Those who niAnllcst surprise u( tlie extent to which
this sale ol |K>*1 tradorslnps has boon carried mod only
wAit it short tunc to losrn thai tho surface Iiah only
becu skiuimcd over. . II one-half the persons who hut c
boon summoned Ironi this region to lustily bclont tho
House committee reluto what ihev know, unit there is
n<* doubt ihit Ihev will, the country will ho still
further astounded at the nutiics ami numbers w ho uru
destined to lie sliuck bv damaging lesllinony. Ilolkusp
in u short time will not loel so lonely in his misery
and degradation as seems at present. The prool of
this is to lie louud iu a pile ol doeaniMlary evidence
ample enough to till entire pages ol the HkUAi.n, all of
which is safely on its way to the proper parties in
The tradcrshlp si Tort Kiev, twenty-live miles froin
this (sunt, Is held by tho grace ol l?r. TomllUson,
Belknap's brother in law. The one across tho
river at Kurt Lincoln, Is and has la-en run
by*lh? l.eighioti broth rs under the direction of
the notorious lledrick. Marsh received flll.MSJ from
Tort Sill to divide aiiniiully w itli Belknap. I'urt Sill
and Tort Lincoln arc two of the largest pests on the
frontier. It will re vstubllshed beyond all doubt that
>ort Lincoln lias |utid the liciktiiip King as laigo
a sum annually is thai?Vis., SlU.tasi, stolon
from tho soldiers at Kort Sill. And, what
I M more, Ilia inuiioy can be traced directly
In the partus who. with Ilelknap, exuded the
tax. A large amount ot thlr aum has paired regularly
to tichcral Uica, the ''tin In lor ol cxpeini\c hnliits,
who iiin.il have "ht? todOahuig in aainincr and Inn
trip to flor.da In winter " Hod rick, of Iowa, U?|.
knap's right lower in |>lnyInp trader-hij> trieks, lint
rmelveil a considerable fortune Irom fort l.inrotn and
Iron other port* which will lie named. The !>ro.?|Hct
now is that evidence ?urilnclit hna been rerun d to
allow that Belknap's ilofe ol the stealing* Iron Sol iiter.i
w ill fool up over $lun.tM) a jrar. tort iiuiorii.
noether largo | oat up llio Missouri Itivvr, aim run by
l.cightm, one ol I lie Kmc. has regularly
fun I r. lulled ita l lion>andi ol dolluia annually lo ssptiort
Ilelknap lit his exlravag <nce. fort lluford IS Uvueral
Harem post; and llial oiliror, II called upon, ran a tale
I untold It is staled ihut a oeputy sergeant alarm* ot
thu llouae la on hla way Irotti Washington, ami will arrive
here hr the next stage with aubpo iuki tor nearly
etery ollirer commanding a post along ilila river;
, aim lor all the |h>?i trader* ami other ciorks. II ?o
I look out lor alailiiug cxpvaurvs and ^u-ikiug in higu
I j'Inco?, with nunx-roua s| plications from ail over Ihn
country to bo allowed to upta-ar unit make Certain
Iran* iclioui appear 'pcrteetly innocent" i?n Kobruury
10 tho following communication Irom uu ex-poet
irutiiT, who ia court-Maul with all tho tuctH, was lor*
warded to Washington:?
Bismarck, D. T., Feb. 10, 1*70.
ArrAiiu, House of Representative*. Washington,
11 0.
Sik?TIic interest I have at stake must he my apology for
Invitoix your attention to the manner in which tlouippuinlments
of post trader* to the several military posts live keen
iiiailo uipler tho present administration, and to respectfully
request that an investigation be made by your committee.
it can be readily proven that these appointments have
I,cell made a source of profit to those in high oltieial positions
and a number of them, at least, n to l'*ua cunaiileied 11>o
perquisites of one J. M lieiiruk, ot iiliumwa, Iowa, holdtug
tlie position id Internal lieveuue l.'ollector, who has
prostituted his position lor gain only. I need ouly refer you,
so far as current rumor is-concerned, to the Xkw York
IIrualii and other papers of recent date, and can also refer
I you to moat of thu pleaent pott commanders, especially along
the Missouri Uivi-r. as to ths abuses of tho system. I also
hold myself ready to produce reliable witnesses. uho will
te.tir> to the facta aa hrforo atalcd. As to my character and
abilitv to make good I tic ?c assertions, ample eridrncu can
be furnislo d % Ml
I reapecltully invite attention to the encl >sed leit ra of
recommendation, wliicli have at different times been aent
nte without any aoliritation ou tuy part, and alao the cor
reapoiiilencv eomievlod with tuy removal a* post trad r at
Fort Kctternian. Wyoming Territory, wltlch. please return
1 to'mo after having read them.
The writer of tho above Is able and willing to
mulct; a thorough exposure ol liolkiiap'x operations
on the Missouri River, and is now on his way to
Wushlugton in obedience to u summons froui Ciymer's
coniniittec. I ho testimony of Orvillo Grant, 1
us published and received hero, falls far short of |
what those along this river who are posted, believe i
he lias knowledge ol.
it has beau mysteriously hln'ed here that among j
the documentary testimony sent from litis country
to Washington, bearing upon tho post irndcnthtp
question are letters u! Belknap's, in which lie endeavors
to shilt a portion ol tiio responsibility lor
certain appointments of traders to broader shoulucis
than those of William Worthless Helknup.
iHliu Chink, I'm, March 30, 1S7U.
> (juite an excitement has Itcon created in towu to-day
' by an event which transpired in court during the progress
of the trial in the caso of Kelly. Tho impanelling
ol tho Jury had been moving with satisfactory la
tillly, mid mo inilicuiion* wore mat uy evening an
opening o! the cause might bo reached. All at onco
there was a sensation ill the court and the monotonous
! call of the array in terruptod Mr. Chariot Kiou, ajuror,
ttho hud been uccepted and had taken his jilaco In llio
box as the eighth Juror, was discovered to bo incouipo
tent on account of havinn been a member ol the grand
Inquest which touud a true bill against I'oyle, Kelly and
Komriguli at the October term of this Court This
revelation was reached by General Albright, Commonwealth
Counsel, who moved that the in- '
eligible juror should be removed front the panel,
and Judge Prober promptly granted the mo
lion. Mr. ilariholouiew. counsel lor the prisoner, I
Immediately demanded that the jurors already selected !
should also he discharged. A long and exciting dls- j
cession ensued between counsel, whim occupied u
large portion of the morning session. The Court Dually j
overruled the motion, and Mr. Darlholomcw Died a
bill ol exceptions to the ruling. This littlo episode j
wits soon known upon the street, and all sorts ol reports
and rumors wero put in circulation. The peoplo
seemed to he tilled with pnimul emotions at the prosI
poets of further prolongation of the great excitement
I which has pervaitcd this section lor seven months
past. As the stories spread over thu borough an Impression
gathered strength thut the whole case had
boeu smashed by the legal itiiormality, and that Kelly i
was sure to escape justice after all. litis development
ol popular feeling shows to what an extent inter- i
est in the matter lias been carried. On ordinary
! occasions the allalr would have been considered
a good kind of a judicial joke, but to day it
was received in a manner so serious that it shows how
i deeply the public heart bus been stirred It may be
; said that this condition ol teellng does not arise Irom
u prejudice against the prisoner, but rather irom a
; well grounded apprehension lluit lull justice in the ,
premises stands in danger ol. being deluuied It is not
tlio horror experienced at the droadlul murder of 1
Jones, m Lunsturd, that Impresses and Influences the
people of this porlion ol the anthracite coal held at
this juncture, but rather the laul that the homicide is
hut one of a series believed to have been perpetrated
by u particular orguuualioii, composed
of tho Si mill; thu aggregation of agriculture in the ,
lunula of plutocracy, orresponding to the ola (ilaiilors:
in lacl, tin- entire revolution ol society us it lit prevent
exists. Siuce, moreover, the tendency would surely
lie to establish u kind ol pcotifcgo uiiioiik thu Chinoso
we should find ourselves luce to lace with all tho
evil* which slavery brings lu Its train, within a
lew yeara. It would no longer bo possible to regard
such a society us u democracy, lor llio if' wa?the people?
would lisvu teen el initialed, and it would rather
rcacmhlr tho l.ocoiilall system, with its Helots lor
w01 k and Its little oligarchy of citizens lor counsel and
government. Hut it is hardly coucolvablo that this
position shou d !> ' realised, for It is not possible to beIn
ve that ebsnges so ruinous would be submitted to
by those most threatened by tlictn witbout ultimato
desperate resistance. And lo re a danger looms up
which Congress will do wi II to ponder. It muy arguo
grave.y and learnedly about treaty rights and international
obligations, and so lorth, but whut will It do if
American eilnteiis, who aro being oven uowr crowded to
Hie wall by these niiassimliulivo foreigners, should ,
some dav ns? in iliclr desperation ami do u deed that
would sicken the ulvlllssd world 1 Mich things have
Occurred in history, and like causes will produce liko
results. Nothing is more certain, moreover, than ilinl
eventually this country will huvo to doctuo whether It
will expel lite Chinese, fight them, or surcomh to them;
lor there is no ipieslion that the Chinese lire, through
their soliriety, tcmperauce, Industry mid frugality, destined
loeonquar wherever thvy set their teet, it nllowe<l
to compete with races possessing wider wants aud
more generous liahll*. Itroadly speaking, the human
being that can live upon ten cents a day will always
subdue the human being whose lo-eds require twentylive
cents a doy to satisiy litem. It is possible that in
lime thu Chinaman'* minis may increase and his
rru^.-iiit> uitn iiihii ; oui we perceive tew iiniieaiioiia 01
xtioli * change ui present, and, tborofarc, the im l mud
Im> laced that he in a labor saving machine of ilia nnwt
approved pattern. Nor will u do to talk about Irco
ir ulc in labor, as though the <|Uc?llon of rstin was not
a far(or in ifco problem. Tree trade in Iihor operates '
wall where m.oi id Kuropi-an ucednr are in <|i?esllon,
bill tbo Saxon and Cell anil the Mongolian do not
nxxlnulaie, have neither habits ol ihonghi, pn-i Instones,
governmental view*, domestic ttttge*. religions
belioia, iradiliona nor language* in commito, and II Is
hardly possible tu doubt that the llrst eilei I ol Mongoli
nn/Ilia tlii- continent wtiu.d ba 10 vtlinsnish tbe
Kepublie. These urn some of the main s Invuhcd in
tliu Chinese i|ue-lioii. and, on the whole, the Legislature
may dv< m It of safttoicnl gravity to it urrani tbo sending
lo Waebiuglou ol smh a deputation as has beta
! pi oposctL |
Ul Ul'0[ '*"! mo U.1U ...w.uu.. IUI..IUuals.
They naturally have a desire to break down j
| tiiid Icuriul combination and j>uui&ti tlio members
! doomed reasonably uutlty ol crime, uud hence the pe
cull ir and ititi'iibb interest loll by them in all mutters
| pertaining to tlio laiuous, or lutainous, "Molly
! Muguirca."
About lour o'clock tlie twulitli juryman was secured
| and District Attorney Slower* made his pica in tlio
opouing ol the case on the part or the Commonwealth.
: The jury is a lutrtsti sort of a bod}-, uud will undoubtedly
leaner u verdict under tlio evidence and according to
the eoDvlctious ot their consciences. No man has
been placed In the box who has hoard or read any portion
or too testimony in the c.tso or Doyle, and it is
I therefore extraordinarily select and exclusive in its
character. The taking ot the testimony will commence
ul the o|>cuiiig ot I ho Court to-uiurrow morning, and
j will occupy several days.
[From tlio Sacramento Uuion Record.]
Upon the suggestion ol Muyor Bryant, tne citizens
ol San Francisco are about to take such steps as are in
their power to procure Congressional action regarding
the Chiucso nuisance, which, as tho Mayor rightly observes,
is becoming intolerable. A comiutleo has
i been appointed, a mass meeting Is to be held, uud tho *
l,ogls!utuio is to be asked to dclray tlio expenses of a {
deputation to Washington. Tlioru is, unquestionably,
uhunduul cause lor complaint on tins score. The Chinese
in Man Francisco already lorin a scnaratc and
powcrlul colony, governed by their own laws, defying
tho police, practising and aliening crime and prollicacy,
and at the same time cutting down wluto labor
in every direction below living rates. A laithlul ?md
graphic narrative ot the olivets ol Chinese labor upon
trade and industry on this co.isi would, perhaps, go
lur to eonvimo oven the average Congressman that
tho evils tho new competition is establishing never
can be rotup. nsaied hy the boneiits of trade with
China, and that it would be better lor tbu l'aeilic
I coast, and. ultimately, lor tho a hole I num. II 'every
treaty arrangement between the two countries should
lie abrogated, limn tile present condition should bo
allowed 10 exist aud to expand. For It is here that
ilie great t|ucslioii ol the tuiuro labor ol the I uilcd
Stales will have to be determined, ami it is here thai
an issue to iho full as Important and lur reaching as
that of slavery will have 10 bo settled. It is necessary
to face the situation us it Is. If tho importation ot
Chinese proceeds steadily, ihoio must come a itmo
when they will have monopolized manufacturing industry
on this const; when no white man or white
woman or white hoy can procure employment at any
trade: when the sewing girl will be driven Irom her
machine, the mechanic irom his lathe, the carpenter
Irom Ins tools, the cobbler Irom his last, the weaver
Iroiu his loom, me mason Irom Ins trowel, the laborer
from his work; when Chinese cheap labor, pursuing
the invariable rule which governs all lultor throughout
iho world, snail have acquired the entire held
ol Callloiutn industry. Ami when that time has
arrived the jieoplo ol other Males will hml themselves
I confronted by the same problem and menaced by Iho
same dangers. As lor us, wo shall then liuveconverted
tho Stale into a second Louisiana III slavery limes.
Wc shall have lost the bone and sinew ol our imputation?the
intelligent mechanic, the thinking cuixcns
who can alone secure and ostnbllsh icli-govimtiicul,
and should have gullied the equivalent ol a slave population.
I he old slave stale conditions would Ineviiublv
lollow upon this. Chinese cheap labor in great masses
means (arming on a gigantic scnlo; the rapid reduction
>i ilm small larinerM lo I lie slate ol the -mior w hiles '
MARCH 31, 1870.?TRIPLE
Xtw Yoke, Murch. 7, 1S76.
MyHeakSik?1 was surprised ami vrioved to loura
tUut thu taxation of cliurch edifices hud been seriously 1
utid ovon earnestly advocated before the Committee ot
'Vays and Means in llio .Assembly. It ia virtually a j
proposition to impose u lax on the worship of Almighty
Cod, unless it Is ruudurvd in the opuu air or la
some buildmg already subject to taxation. No one
objects to the taxation of any church properly devoted
to eocuhir uses. It is tho imposition ol taxes ou bouses
of worship that is so objected to us a profanation of
that whicn should bo held sacred.
Ono of tho advocates of tho measure commends to
us the oxumplo of tho primitive Christians in regard to i
out door service, as II uparallol could be drawn between
tho climuto of Judca, radiant with sunshine and perennial
bloom all the your round, and ours, in which (extraordinary
seasons excepted) wo ire burled in snow
two or three months und pinched with cold,.even when
under cover, two or three more.
Another says that tho Apostles achieved their successes
without churches.
Hut these references to tho habits of the early followers
ol tho Saviour munifost un extremely supertlciul
know lodge of ecclesiastical history. The Lust I
Clipper was uuminisiercu n v nun in un upper mum, .
unit most ol Ills teachings wi re in tho synagogues. The :
Acts of the Apostles dhow that they preached in llio
Temple at Jcrusulcm whenever they were allowed to
do so. and in tho synagogues at Antioeh, Thossaloiilca,
Athens, Corinth. Kphesua and wherever else lliey went,
'lhey used Jewish housed ol' worship bueanso they had
none of their own. Alter the ascension of their |
Diviuo Master His follow ers wore for a long period of i
tlmo the objects ol Jewish and l'agan persecution, bus- ;
tamed by the tomporul authorities, ami their worship t
was conducted in hiding planes, sometimes in cam
combs in the bosom of tho earth. It they bod been
blessed with tho religious toleration which wo
enjoy, ami had possessed our wealth, thoro is every >
reason to bolievo tli.il they would have hudt j
houses ol worship as tasteful and costly as ,
our own. The instinct ol nil communities ol men is j
to erect for the worship ol their Creator edifices ro- I
spolidillg to their conceptions of ills majesty and 11 is J
beneficence. There are, as we all Know, more inexpensive
than expensive houses of worship; but it is ;
because, In the groit majority of religious societies,
th.Te is an Inability to do tuore. It is creditable to j
Christians ol ail deiioinlnniioUM that their expenditures
fur religious worship ure only limited by their pecuniary
means. We cannot duuht that the primitive
Christians entertained us elevated views of the dignity
of the Service due to their Heavenly father as their
Isrueiillc predecessors, who built tlm Temple of Jerusalem.
The Divine founder of our failh gave an impressive
pruol of His i unceptiou ol the sacred eharacter
ol edifices consecrated lo the service ol God, by driving
the iiieuey changers out ol the temple?llie only act of
violence in Ills mock and compassionate hie; and 1
trust wo shall have courage and reverence enough to ;
imttalo llis example, mid prevent the money changers
Iroiu nulling 11 fool hold in our houses oi worship and 1
enlivening them into dens or uneven.
As soon as tho primitive Christians reused to bo objects
ol persecution and wort) protected by their civil
rulers, they begun to erect expensive houses ot worship;
and from tbo era of Coiistuoline they converted
splendid pagan temples to tin- service ol their Maker. |
There are now in tbo city ol Homo seven or eight of ,
these temples reclaimed Irom heathenism and couse- '
crated to Christian worship. From that day to this? j
during ihe lapse of nearly 1,000 years?no government ,
lias undertaken to matte church edifices pay tributo for j
the privilege of worshipping tiod. Kvon the pagans, j
through the veneration in which they held tho temples
dedicated to their idols, manliest more reverence than
the promoters of this raid upon religious worship. No j
movement has given such encouragement and comfort
to unbelievers, who would create every possible impediment
to the progress ol Christian teaching, as this J proposal
to tax church edillcos. Sectarian dissensions >
have succeeded iu driving religious instruction out of 1 1
the public schools; and now cupidity and unbelief ) ,
would break down tho Sunday schools by pocu- [
nlary impositions upon the edilices in which they j
tire held, and set communities and iicighhm hoods at !
work to calculate the cash vaunt of rehgtotts worships , t
it is ditllcull to coticeivo thai tlie proposition could j
have had its origin in any other breast than one un- 1
friendly to ull church organizations, or one in which 1
the love of money is tho predominant passion. If (
those who have set on loot llns movement want tnoro
money let them tax their rum, their tobacco, their 1
pictures, la-t horses, game deizs, liquor saloons, dunce t
houses, clubs, theatres, diamonds, equipages, every- ,
tiling, in short, w hich ministers to their pleasures,
their tastes and their sensual indulgences. Nay, luz
them tax their seminaries of learning, their institutions
devoted to human science and even the grouudg
in which the unconscious bonus of their ancestors repose,
rullior than invade with inorcctiuiy exactions iliu 1
edittzcs devoted to the worship ol Almighty tiod and 1
to tlie teaching ol our duty to Hint and our neighbors. i
Some of the abettors ol this movement Uavo hud
Uiu magnanimity to ici us uniii-rsiunii inai mcy are
ready to compromise with ttio Sovereign ltuior. They \
will iimke reuse ii a bio concessions. They will allow
*1,000 of Clie value ol each ol His churches lo l>o
exempt (rem taxation, ami only exact ol llim pay- {
men t ell ibo residue. Tliey may, perhaps, go so far as
to allow Him $2,000?as much as it would cost a well- j
to do taruicr to house his horses anil his horned cattle, i
There is u degree ol sublimity in this condescension : 1
which beggars all comment, and 1 dismiss it. With
those who think the Almighty sulllcioully honored by
rendering liiut homage in buildings no better thun
burns and outhouses, no matter how abundant
the pecuniary means of the worshippers, and
who uttuch 110 more sanctity to one class i
ol those editlcos than to the other, It would bo
equally fruitless and Humiliating to hold any parley or
continence. In muullnid instances both In the Old and
New Testaments a house ol worship is called the house
ol Ood, and 11 is always named with appropriate
expression ol rivoretico. The universal heart ro- ]
spends 10 this designation, and no matter how humble
the cditlco consecrated to His service all men when
within its nallowuo walls fuel more sensibly than they
do amid the turmoil of the outer world that they are
in the presence ol the Omnipotent Hoing, by whom llio
great lories ol the universe aiu moved and controlled,
and that by ignoring Hint they renouuee all hope ol a
higher state ol cxistcticu.
The scheme should be repudiated and denounced in 1
all us purls. One can hardly debate It without a locilog
of abasement. It is not a subject lor human logic.
It is not u problem o! profit and loss, to bo argued by
religious obligation mi oue side and llmiiicial cupidity
on ttio other. It is a mutter ol instinct, of inborn reverence.
ol the consciousness which every mind not
jK-rvuriou try iiiu sophistications 01 wonniy scicnco
has ul lis own immeasurable intcriorily to tho Sovoroigu
Kulcr ofllic universe and of tho houiago it owes
Hno us lis creator utnl redeemer. i'hore is something
revolting to tlie moral souse in Us normal slate in the
idea 01 making a mercenary profit out of an ediileu consecrated
to ills service. Wlic-n tins inner sense is
wanting argument is fruitless.
The most allractivo objects which meet us In our :
travels in Kuropo are the cathedrals. Alma all the
wurs, the bloodshed, the burouritics, the desolation
which iialhins have visited upoir each other, under iho
misguidance ol their ovil jmsstous, th< so monuments
ot thotr laith and their devotion come out from tho
durk background of the picture in bright relict as su- i
crod tributes to the Creator of Iho universe. No man
can stand beneath tlieir domes and vaulted roots without
tooling that they alone lor much ot tho wrong
committed by th'elr authors, Who lavished on theut
without mini tho wealth tin y would otherwise have
wasted on ostentatious gralilicatlohs or unholy inuulgenres.
Heaven lorlud that the lesson ol these comparatively
uncivilized ages should bo lost on us, and
that in litis duy ol intelleetual light anil oooinl rctlne
nielli Itio lax-gatherer ,-hould he Kilt to nil his bag nf
lucre tiy levying contributions ou the sanctuaries ul the
living t?od!
I do not believe that nny conitminity which seeks to
throw its secular expenses on the worship ol Sod by
levying contribution* on the edilloes consvcruteil to Mis
services can loug escape the chusUiomvui It provukcaIt
is nut nocessary to look lor special visitations of ill as
muiillestainm*ol liisdispliosurc. Cupidity, sniilshio ss,
rapacity, the profanation ol things which shoulu ho
held microti, carry with them, by tho lurco ol lininutublc
laws, ltie retribution denounced by the codes they
All roll.. otis denominations have llio same Interest
In provcniillg their houses of worship Irom being
desecrated and secularised by taxation. As was beautllully
?i|irotncd tiy Mine, do SiaOl, flieir ceremonies
are strongly contr.isled; hut tho same sigh ol distress,
the same pcllllou lor support, ascends to heaven Irom
It seems to mo that this whole movement Is calculated
to create in the breasts ol retloctibg persons a
tooling ol profound sorrow and uuiuiligatod disgust.
The pro|ier mode ol' treating It Is to scout it out ol tho
cotnmtllco rooms, legislative halls nnd social circles
which it has dollied by us presence. To give it say
countenance would be to turiiish new ground lor the
national reproach (no oltcu cast upon us, that tho
almighty dollar is the cliler object ol our adoration.
Kvldonco was taken in Jersey City yesterday in rcla
lion to llio charge ol lorgery against Speiico I'ottis In
connection with Taylor's lloiol. It In alleged that
lollcctrd from (ioneral Sturiu a bill ol f tHKJ for board
duo Mr. Kmk, lessee of tho hotel, by tomlng tho naino
of the clerk. A remarkable lart Is that while tho bill
tu receipted under the dale of December, It was
written on a lull head which was not printed till March,
as was ascertained by tho color ol tbo paper, which
varies in dittcient months.
[From the Sacramento Union.]
A lew years ago there resided at the Mission San
Jo-6, In Alnnieda county, two young ladies, between
whom, although not ol kin, a strong friendship axIsted.
They .were married at the same ilmo ana by tho
same service'. I'hev then taok up their residences, ono
at lluywards and ihcollivr at Alvarauo In the course
ol time lliey gave lurili to children on tho same day,
the bu ill oi one child preceding that of the other by
two hours. Three Week - later both children died on
the same day, tho oldest Just luo hours heloro the
other. Three weeks alter the death of tho children
bold mothers died on the saiuc day.
Morton's Mississippi Resolution Before
the Senate.
ueDate m tne House on tne issue
of Silver Currency.
Washington, March 30, 1676.
Bills, petitions, &o., were Introduced ami rolcrrod.
Mr. Sukkxan called up the bill to amend the laws relating
to the legal tender of silver coin, and moved to
strike out ull ulter the enacting clauso and umend by
inserting, "Tho silvor coius of the United Stales, except i
the trade dollar, shall ho legal tender ul their nominal
value for any uiiiounl not exceeding f 0 in any one pay- j
incut." lie said the only chango is to ninko the i
silver coius of the country, ctecpt tralo dollars, legal
Mr. Joskh, (rep.) ol Nov., raid tho object of the Bill
was to enable the citizens of tho Pacific Stutes to
transact business without embarrassment, lie suld
that suhsldiury coin could only ho purchased with gold,
while silver bullion Could be purchased with gold, and
then by taking It to tho mint tlioy could get it coined
into the trade duller, or. In other words, "tho trade i
dollar could bo purchased with silver bullion, whilo .
thoy must have gold to purchaso subsidiary coin, such j
us halves, quarters, Ac., which thoy needed tor
change l lio result was tlr,i iitu mid Hilary coin no
catiie degraded to tliu inula dollar." This would necessarily
bo so until gold and silver pass concurrently. It
resulted Iroin the lack ot uuiluriiuiy in coinage. Tho
passage ot (lie bill would rotnody tin* inaltor by pruVcutiug
tbo trade dollar trom being a legal tender.
tiik n las i as ten kkmoixtiox.
rending discussion llio uiuruiug hour expired, and
Mr. Moiuox demanded tbo regular order, and tbo
Chair laid belore llio Senate the Mississippi resolution.
Mr. Bayakd, (dotn.) of DoL, nddressetl the Senate In
opposition to the resolution, and thought it reiuurkablu'tbat
tbo resolution asked tor live Senators only. !
Why commit this subject to Senators only? Why not
Ineludo members ol tho other liousor II any luw was 1
to be enacted on tins subject It would require tho aid
ot tho other House. Why not Include them on this
occasion ? Wus il because it was composed ot members |
of a different party? The information nougat lor
should be obtained by a joint committee ot the two
houses. There seems to be no occasion lor this invesication.
.Vo ono lioro is contesting a Senatorial sent.
Why not wait till ho comes here, and then, II a question
arises, let it ho investigated? The troubles which
have occurred in any of tho Southern Slates spring
Iroin the detectives who went down there by direction
ol the Department ot Justice, die had nut forgotten
that tens ol millions ol dollars had been expended by
this samn Department of Justice to carry out us nefarious
design iff mauulucluring evidence of this
The debate was continued by Mossrs. lloutwell and
Morton in favor ol tho resolution and Withers and
Muxoy in opposition.
Ala quurier to live o'clock tho Scnato adjourned,
with Mr. Bruce, of Mississinpi, en filed to the lluor.
WashinuTOX, March 30, 1870.
Mr. Bdblrioii, (rep.) of Mo., from tho Committee on !
S'aval Affairs, rcportod the bill directing tbo navul esti- !
males to bo made In dolall under tho various hosds of
-xpenditurc. l'assed.
tiik uklkxaf llll'kaciimk.NT.
Mr. Knott, (dcin.) oi Ky., Chairman ol tho Commit. |
too on tho Judiciary, presented articles to bo ndopted !
tod presented to tho Senate. In uiuiutonauco and sup;>ort
of tbo impeachment lor high crimes and tnisde- !
ncunors in otlico ol' William W. Dolkuap, late Secro:ary
ol War, which wero recommitted and ordered to
to printed, with the understanding that they would bo
:allcd up on Saturday next.
The following is a resume of the articles presented:?
The first article is as follows:?That William W. |
Belknap, whilo lie was in olllco us Secretary ol
tVar?to wit, on tho 8th daj of October, 1870? |
had tbo power and authority under tbo luws ol j
the United States as Secretary of War to appoint a
person to maintain it trading establishment at Fort
Sill, a military post ol the United States; that said
Belknap promised to appoint one Caleb 1*. Marsh to ,
maintain said trading establishment ut said military
post, and thorcalter the said Caleb 1*. Marsh and one
James S. Kvuns did eutcr into an agreement in wrlliug ;
substantially as lolluws?(hero tho articles of
agreement are set out in cxteuso); that
thereafter, on thu loth of October, 1870,
said Belknap, as Secretary of War, did, at tbo
Instance and request of said Marsh, appoint said John
S. Kvuns to maintain suid trading establishment at
Fort Sill, una lu consideration of such appointment j
that said Belknap did on ur about the 2d ol November,
1870, unlawfully and corruptly receive from said Marsh 1
the sunt ol $1,500, and did at divers times thorcalUr,? I
that is, ou or uboul the 17lh of January, 1871, und
about tnc end ol each three mouths dui inir tho term
ot oue whole year, while he was still In olllcc as Secro- '
tary of Wur?uulawiully receive Irom said Marsh like
sums of $l,el)0 in consideration of lite appointment of
Bind hvuus and In consideration of liis (Belknap's)
pci uniting said Kvuns to continue to maintain suid
trading establishment at Korl Sill; whereby the said
William W. lielkiiap, who was then Secretary of War,
as aforesaid, was guilty ot high crimes uud misdemeanors
in office. ^
recites that said William W. Belknap, whilo Secretary
ol War, as aforesaid, did 011 life 4th ol November, ISTd,
willully, corruptly and uulawiully tako and receive
Irom said Marsh the sum ot #l,.">00 In consideration
that lie would coutinuo to permit .lohu S, Kvuns
to luaiulaui a trading .establishment at fort Sill, j
uud that ho did improperly permit the said Kvuns to
continue to maintain the said trading establishment at
the said military post; uud tho said lltdkuap was
thereby guilty wmle no was Secretary of War of high
misduineuuors In Ins said olllee.
rccltcs that Willluiu W. Ilulknap, as Seerelarv of War
ol the I inted Status, did up|Hiiut John S. Kvatis to
luuiulaiu a trading estublisliiuetil at Kurt Sill, uud that
said Kvatis, by virtue ol such appointment, had since,
until the 2d day Ol March, 1*70, maintained that trailing
establishment, and had bclorc lie was so appointed and
in order to procure such appointment and bo continued
therein agreed with Marsh that in consideration ol said
Belknap's appointing linn (Kvausi to maintain said
trading establishment at llio instance ami re<|Uont of
sine. Marsh, he (Kvaus) would pay to biiu (Marsh)
a largo sum ol money quarterly in advance Irom tho
date ot Ills suid appointment by said Belknap?to
wit, $12,000, during the year ami
oilier large sums quarterly during each year, iu order
that ho, the said Kvatis, should be permitted by said
lielknao to maintain such iradine oiuhlu.hni.ni ..t
Bitch post; that Evans <1 ul pay to Marsh such nuina of
money quarterly during each year until tlto no.nth of
December, 1176; that Marsh, upon the receipt of each
ol melt payments, paid one-halt thereoi to Ilolknap,
ali'l the Saul llelkuup, while knowing these tacts ami
having power to remove Kvans Irom sucli position at.
titty lime, criminally disregarded his duty as Secretary
ol Mar, and beaoly proMllullUg his high olllco to his
lust lor private gain, did unlawfully ainl corruptly cunthi
no satd Kvans in suelt position and permit him to
maintain his establishment, to the t;rout injury and
dautuge ol utllours and soldiers ol the army ol the
United States stalloucd at such po-t as well as to emigrants
and freighters and other citizens of the I'nlied
Stales, against public policy and to the grout diSftraco
and detriment ol the public service; whereby Willi.im
XV. Uolkoap was, us Secretary of XVur, guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors in ofltco.
charges Belknap with hating received from Marsh
largo sums oi money lor and in consideration of nis
(Belknap's) having appointed Kvans to mamlaiu a
trading esiublishment at Ktirl Sill and In consideration
ol hi* continuing him therein; whereby ho (Hnlkuip) ,
had been guilty ut high crimes and mtsdameanors in
ofllcc. This article is accompanied by wovcnieen tpocltleations.
selling out various tunes and circumstances
ol payment ol money.
after reciting it"' wmio guncial fuels, charge* that
Belknap ww induced to make tlio appointment of
Kvuns by Uiu lutluuiico an<l request ot Marsh. and tli.it
Kiaus |>aid tu Marsh, In consideration ot such IniluCtico
and request, divers largo sums of money at
various times, iiinountiiiipto about St?i,<)bO a year, irom
tlio dale Of aucll appointment to tlie 'Jd ol March.
1S7U, all ol which lacu tho said ltolkuap well kuew;
yet said Belknap, In consideration that ho
ieould permit said Kvuns to continuo to ,
maintain said trading establishment, and thai
such payments might continuo to be made to said
Marsh by Haul Kviins, covortly received Irom said
Marsh, either For his own (Belknap's) use,,or to bo
pa.d to tho wile ol said Belknap, divers large sums
ol money at various nines, selling out the dates and
amounts; all of which nets and doings wsre while
the said Belknap was .Secretary of War, and were high
misdemeanor* In ullloe.
Tho close oftbo document Is as follows
And the House of R 'pretciilativea by prole*tatlon, saving
to themselves the liberty of uxlilblthiir at any tons thereAlter
any turthor articles of accusation of im|a>*ohiiient
against said William W llclkasp, lain Secretary ol War
of the I luted stale*, and also ot replying to his answers
which lis shall tiiaho auto the anirto* herein pieI
erred against him and of offering proof to tlio
amn and every part thereof, mid to all
and overt- other article ol accusation or Impeachment which
hall lie ekhlbllod liw tliein. a* the ra?o Shall require, do de
raaml the taid W llflam W", Neltnap may he put to answer
toe the high erliiie* and totedameiMior* In office herein
charged against him, and that such piocaudiugs, aaaiulaa
tlnna. trials and Jndtment* may be tnrrrup in bad and r'?*?
a* may be apreaabia to law ana Justlea.
The committee also report (Uo following resolution
IlcMilveil, Tbat seven manHgrn be appointed by ballot to
conduct tbe impeachment cxbibltcu a/aiuat William \V.
Belknap, late Secretary or War ot tbe lulled Stalea.
The House then roiumed the consideration of the
bill nppripruatmp $lti3,000 lor a donoeucy in llie Printiiiltaiiii
Kngraviog Hurenu of the Treasury Department,
and for the issue of mlvur coin 111 tuu place of frac
liunal currency.
The IIret veto was on the amendment offered
by Mr. Kkauan, ot Texas, providing Ibal
silver <oius or the denomination of i)
shall be legal tender at their nonnuul valae for an;
amount not exceeding i'>o In any ono payment, aim
that stiver coin of less l^ian $1 shall bo legal lender at
tholr nominal valuo lor any amount not exceeding $'Ji
in any one puymenl.
Mr. Uuvr.it, (rep.) of Iowa, offered, as a substitute
for Mr. Koagun's itmcndhincl. an amendment providing
that the trail" dollar shall be legal tender only to tbu
am luot ol $1 in any one payment, and that traction.il
silver coinage shall be legul tender only lor au amount
less tlmn $1.
Alter live minute speeches made by Mr. Oliver roi
and Mr. ltcagan against the substitute It was rejected.
Alter speeches by Mr. Keuguu, In supi>ori of hh
amendment, und by Mr. Jones, of Kentucky, against
it, the amendment was rejected.
The next vote was on the amendment or Mr. Wells,
of Missouri, to add to Mr. Holmau's amendment a proviso
that IT silver bullion Is not presentod lor coinage
lu sufficient quaulitv to incet the demuud, the Treasury
may purchase silver bullion lor purjtoses of coinUJJC.
Speeches were made by Mr. Wells in flavor of and by
Mr. lUudtill against it, the latter declaring himself in
favor ot tt as an addition to Mr. Holmau's umeudmont,
but against It as an original proposition.
On tho vote by tellers, there was a tie?88 on each
side - whereupon Mr. Cox, of New York, us Speaker
prutem., voted "Yea"
Tho yeas and uuys worn then demanded and ordered
The amendment was agreed to?yeas, 117: nays, 107.
The next amendment was thut offered by Mr. Hoimull,
prohibiting the Secretary ot the Treasury from
making any further Increase in tho Inlorosl-bearing
debt of the United States by the issue and kuIo of bonds
for tho purchase of silver bullion tor coinage, but silver
buliiou shall be received by tho several mints for coinnee
lor urivatu uurttes on nuvmcut of a seiguturugo.
providod that tlio silver coin and bullion slmlI Dot exceed
the minium or fractional currency now authorized.
Mr. Holka.v, In discussing his amendment, pointed
out tho tact that addition to it. uiailu by the adoption
of tho amendment offered by Mr. Welts, was In conllict
with tlio tirst part ol' his own proposition, but ho
thought the other part of It ought to be adopted. Ho
protested, however, against uu lucreaso of tho lotereslbcurlng
debt lor the purchase of silver.
Mr. Hkwitt, (dern.) of N. Y., said It was against tho
proposition to lucrcose tho hondod debt that ho entered
his protest. It was not the lractioual currency that
was under protest, it was tho legul tender notes. If
iidv more live per cent bonds were Issued ho wanted to
have evcrv one of them held to procure, not sliver, but
gold, the only basis on which speclo payments could
ever bo resumed. The purchase of silver was, therelore,
a waste ol tho resources ol tho country.
Mr. Bukciiaud. (rep.) ol 111., moved to striko out the
first part of Mr. llolman's amendment prohibiting the
increase of tho debt. Rejected.
The question was then taken on Mr. Holinan's
amendment (as amended on motion of Mr. Wells), and
It was rejected.
Mr. Hkacian again offered his amendment, making
silver coin a legal tender to the amount of $50, und it
was adopted by a vote of 112 yeas to 05 nays.
Without disposing ol tho bill the iiouso at halPpast
four o'clock I*. M. took a recess until half-past seven
1'. M., ihe evening session to l>o tor tho consideration
of the Legislative Appropriation bill.
The Houso resumed its session at half-past seven.
.Mr. Camiiikll,' (Ind.) of 111 , Introduced a bill providing
for tbo appointment of a commission ol
three persons, one of whom, at least, shall
be practically iuentifled with tho laboring
interests of tho country, who shall hold
olfieo for one year, und who shall investigate
tho subject of the wages and hours ol labor, and
ol the dlvislou of the Joint prolilH of labor and capital
between tlio laborer and capitalist, and the social, educational
and sanilury condition ol tho laboring classes
,1... S!|..l,.c un.l 111, vv I lin num., > r,. ,,H'..?l<vl l.tr
fc,,W *-"!??*? ~ ?? ,-j
tlio existing laws regulating commerce. Udhdcu and
curruucy. Referred.
The House then xvont into Committee or tho Whole,
Mr. Cox, or New York, in the chair, on the Legislative
Appropriation bill.
Artor nearly three hours spout In discussing the
paragraph for the pay of clerks uud employes of the
House, without coming to any decision thereon, tha
committee rose and the House at haH-past tun P. M.
adjourned, when there was an announcement made of
a democratic caucus to-morrow night alter the evening
The Newark Methodist Episcopal Conference re.
sumud its session yesterday, with a full attendance of
clergy, Bishop Scott presiding in tho absence of Bishop
Junes, c died uway on account of his wile's Mines".
Tho following named eandidalos lor tho dcacoualc and
eldership, having passed satisfactory examinations in
their classes, were admitted to lull connection with the
Conference:?T. C. May ham, E. S. Jamison. Fourth
Year Class?William Kulb, J. W. Marshall, George F.
Apgar, Ellis F. lies coo, S. 1). Docker, (Joorgo W. Smith. Second
Year Class?U. R Mi. Hlatleuburg, Wlllard F.
Warner, William McKane, Richard W. Copolaud, P. G.
Bligh, Daniel Grover.
Rev. Messrs. J. N. ?rane, R Winans, D. Graves and
B. 'Day were continued as supernumeraries.
The following named candidates lor admission to full
coiiuccitou with the Contcrcuce preachers were admitted:?
r. W. Newton, John H Tim broil, John I'. Davidson,
A. Harrison, 1*. Smith, E. L. Coinpton, K. ML
Crasto. E. Meschum. J. T. Me.Michuel, E. M. Garton,
J. A. Owens, F. Bloom, J. P. Burgess and 11. C. Whiting.
A Centennial Commltteo was appointed and the rest
ol the day and evening was devoted to sermons by Rev.
S. Parsons, C. C. llults and lie v. J. M. Held.
Tho annual roceptlon of the Young Women's Christian
Association was given at tho opening of thoir new
building, No. 7 East Fifteenth street, lust evening.
Tho liouso is a largo uoublo one, vory handsomely
lilted up, and was beautifully decorated with flowers.
All of the lower rooms wore crowded w ith a fashionable
This institution was originated five years ago by Miss
Wells and Miss Marshall O. Roberts, President of tho
Loche's Christian I"nion, and tho work lias steadily
increased. Tho entire cost of tills new building is
$100,000, ol which $lg,noo is yet to ho raised.
(inventor Tilden was expected to be present, but at
the last moment a telegram was received lrom iilin
slating that olilciul engagements proven toil his leaving
Albany and expressing Ins high appreciation ol tins
bcueilccnl work of tho association and his cordial
sympathy therewith.
Music was furnished by M. Kben, tho accomplished
solo tlute player. Addressee were made by Messrs. M.
K. J ess up, Dorinan it. Eaton, Dr. Booth and Kussel?
St urges, Jr., ol Boston.
It was rumored yesterday niorninc that tho officers
ol tho Hank of tho State 01 New York intended winding
up tho allairs ol the bunk by May 1, and that at the
coining meeting tho stockholders would receivo the
vaiuo of their stock alter the liabilities had been paid
ell. The Vice President says tho officers will not assume
any such power, an 1 that it w ill be lor tho stockholders
to take such action at tho meeting as they shall
think proper.
Tho top jiart of one of thu burned walls ol the Home
for thu Agod, Mrooklyn, whoro tho rocont disastrous
lire occurred, fell In on Tuesday night during tho gale,
iind broke through the roof of tho chapel of tho in illtution.
Had It Inllon a few hours earlier, when prayers
were in progress, loss of lllu would have ensued. The
walls were permitted to stand to bo utilized in rebuilding,
to save expense to the I.lltlo Misters of the
1'oor. The Superintendent of Uulidiugs ruys the lose
will not exceed loo.
[From the Nashville American.]
James W. Peadcrlck, tho Chief Justice olect of tho
Supremo Court ol Tennessee, was born in Joneshoro,
Washington eounty, November ?">, 181'J. Ho was educated
at the Kuat Tcnnesseo I'nlversity and at Cent ro
College, Dativdlo, Ky. At the ago of twenty he mar. ?
Hod Miss Mcliowoll, daughter of Dr. Kphralm McI
Lkix.il 11 It HiMliiiL/nmlitvJ Kontuckv uiir moil null irrntirt.
daughter of Governor Nunc S'hetby, Kentucky's llrst
Governor. At thu age ol thirty lie eominencod the
study of the law iu the ofllcn u! Judge Lackey, the hrst
Circuit Judge and Chancellor of the Jonesboro district,
lie remained at Jonesltoro until just ultor the closo of
llie war, when ho removed to Knowtlln In April, ln?l7.
lie wie elected to tho Male Senate of laul-YJ, Was a
Bull and Kvcrelt oleetur iti 1->'10, and was rloctod to
the supremo Judgeship In 1H*0. Chief Justice Deader*
Ick li.nl si* nous lii the Conlcderatu army.
[From the Kranklnrt (K.y.) Yeoman.)
Tho gentlemun Iroin Louisville, Mr. 1st Hue, la entitled
to a patent for a now method for bringing about an
cany and quick adjournment of tho House even In tho
midst ot tho most persistent filibustering resistance.
Yesterday, altur many atiorllvo attempts had been
made, about ten minutes alter thu cloak had atruck
two I*. M. he sent one ol the pan** out and procured a
large piece of middling moat, which ho proceeded to
broil on tho coals in one ol Ihu largo, projecting tire,
places of tho House. Soon tho dinner-suggesting
odors of that broiling tneat began to spread through
tho llouso and saluto lint ollactorloa of battling but
hungry members, anil in less than livo minutes another
uioituii to udjouru was made and oarrtud likoa suol

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