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The Charges Against General Belknap
Investigated by the Senate.
Teilimony of Express Clrrks at to Forwarding
Money Packages.
Evidence of the Chief Clerk of the
War Department.
^ Mr. Kdmo.vds, ot Vermont, moved that tha further
consideration of the order he postponed until to-morrow.
So ordered.
In reply to a question of Mr. Edmunds, Mr. Lynde
aid the managers had enough witnesses to go on with
Mr. CutrasTsa, ol counsel for the accused, said be
nonoed on the list of witnesses lor the prosecution the
names ol nino persons not furnished to the defence, as
required by the r?ocnt order ol the Senate.
Mr. Ltkdk replied that these witnesses were found
to be material after the list was made out and banded
, to the other sid?L ,
Mr. CaarKKTsa said he had learned from tne Sergeaat-at-Arins
that be bed not subuinnued the nine
attinatena and navaP hunrrf t\l Iham hsiiAM
M r. Lyxuk lbi>d proceeded to open Ibo case for Iho
prosecution, and he said he f?U It necessary belore
dating 10 the Senate lacis which Ibe managers ex
peeled loprove In this case, to ask the indulgence of
loe senate tor a lew minutes 10 reier to ibo paper died
by ihe counsel (or the detcuce a lew ?-pcka ago declining
to plead farther, aud claiming thai the order
asserting jurisdiction was not valid, at it wua
not adopted by a iwo-tlnrds voto ol ibo Senate.
He argued that bo coold ace no purpoae the counsel
bad in filing this paper unless it was to influence tuo
final decision, and be therefore asked to he heard ou
one ol the allegations in Ik If the argumeut ol couoMl
that the accused must be acquitted because iwoIbtrda
o? the senate did not volajor the order asserting
loriadietlon was true, then il two-thlrda bad voted lor
It lie would hare boon convicted by ibat vole and there
would bavo been no necessity lor the trial
Mr. Snuanaa said he respectfully objected to any
fbrtber discussion 01 this paper, the matter having
already been decided by the Senate.
urtmnu or rna sasaoskh.
Mr. Lvanu said he did not care to dwell further on
the Baiter. Hs then proceeded with the opening and
reviewed at length the laws ol Congress uud orders id j
Ibe War Department regulating ihe appointment of
?utiers in the army uutil 1W0, when the position was
abolished, and the position ol post trader established.
He argued that care had always been taken Irorn the
very loundation ol the government that the soldier
should be protected from extortion. He cointnenud
at some length on the testimony taken by the House
Committee, and stated what the managers expcclea to
prove. He next rolerrcd to the article pubasned
tu tho New Yors Tribute ol February
16, 1872, in rogard to the post tradcrsbip at Fort Sill,
ind resuming, said they expected to show that this article
wan seen by the nsrrniary ol War; that he conversod
with Mr. Mar'h about it; that it created alarm |
n ois mind, and on the next day bo wrote an order to
:ne commanding officer at f ort Hill directing him to
report .<1 once to the Adjutant General as lo (be busi- |
nees character and staudlng ol J. 3 Kvuns, (tost trader, |
at ti.at poini. Mr. l.vnde then, In cone usiou referred j
to the payments made to Mr. tie I knap, by Mr. Marsh, !
as shown belor the Houae Committer, and said they
would uoi attempt lo sustain ibe two payments i
charged in tbe ninth and Iwelllh specifications In the j
articles of Impeneliment
VI. P........ .. ...I ,f ik. tnan.o.ra ? mil,I ihliirm I
the counsel lor the deiecce whether they claimed that '
the facta charged in the article* of impeachment :
violated any, and II eo, what statute of the Untied ;
Mr. Ltkoi replied that they did not deem It important
or neoraoary to sustatu the article* ol impeach
meat, or that they ahoald be baaed upon any act of
Congress. The manager*, howovcr, did refer w
eciions l,7tl and S..W1 ol the Revised Statutes ol tlio
United rl isles, which lorbld any member
nf Congreaa or officer ol the United States
from taking or receiving money or anything valuable
to influence hie decisions, Ac., and prescribing penaltics
thereior. ,
j witkbiuuu wao amswriisd.
The hat of witnesses was again called and the following
answered, beit.g sevenC. P. Marsh, la. T. Marttail,
George W Morse, 1. A. Dodge, K. (J. Selp, General
Irwin McDowell. General K. T. Rice and George M.
Ada ma, Clark of me House ol Representatives,
rai rntar wit**b*.
Mr. Adams was the flrst witnee* called to the stand. 1
Mr. Black inquired what they proposed to prove by j
this witness.
Mr. Manager McMabon said they propo-ed merely to <
identify a itwcnmeat wbteto they would hereafter bring
la as ertflenua
oejmnios nv m* nxrssrn.
Mr. Black said ne presumed the manager* now pro.
pawed to call witnesses to prove the statement* made
in ike opening: il so, counsel for the delence object to
My such evidence. The defence stood hero upon a
right which. It recognised by the Senate, would enable
counsel to exclooe all evidence. The consul clion province
tbnt two third* ol the Senator* must vote guilty
to convict; and one-third or moru ol the Senators voting
not guilty were entitled to have ibeir judgment
recorded as the judgment ol the Senate, flic de.ence '
made this objection now not with au intent or desiro j
te argue, sod still iese with any wish lo j
provoke an argument on ibe other aide,
hot It was proper at thia stage ol the
prwoewdlag* aad every stag# that the oflauce should
aaaart their right* so that nothing could be quoted
against tbam hereafter as a concession 10 the other
Sid* The defence Insisted npon it lhat Ibe court had
^ no Jnrladiction. The lacls and tbo law had beou
actually found to be in their favor, and it had been
declared and placed on the record bv the votes of more
tbaa one third of the Senators thai Mr. Helknan is not
Bad waa not at the tune wlieu the articles ol impeach
Blent were institute'! againd but) an officer ol the govern*
meni. and that should end the whole matier.
Mr. Mauagar Hoaa said ihey were here to execute
Ike order ol the Senate, that the trial should proceed
on the Oth ol July aa upon a plea ol not guilty, and
the managers did not propose lo discuss the question
of jui ladiciion now, nor the legal and constitutional
result of the opinion* ol any number of benaiura.
Mr. CAnrnsTKx Mid the defence had filed a motion
\ to varaie the order adopted by the Senate some week*
ago asserting jurisdiction, and declaring that the
articles of impeachment were sufficient, and
It seemed to him lhat motion should be dispoced of.
H" had ncttced in a newspaper that Senator Thurrnan
rebuked lnm (Mr. Carpenteri becuu-e he charged that
tuc order was erroneous. He dl.?cl?iuiud any intention .
of using dtsnv pectin I to the Court. Since the order
wm mail* ha hud devoted wrfl> to an examination
of lha matter, ami lie waft now prepared to prove it to
Ihe eattalan ion ol ever> lawyer iu the Sm?ie. He aubmltleil
the ftillowinc:?
rite rounrel lor the acetified object to the evidence
new ollcred .tud to all avideme to auppnrt tlio opening
of the manaot-r*, on ma (round thai there can lie
no tagal convletion, one-lhini of tho Ornate having already
determined the material and noceaaary fact that
be ta bet and war not wlieo Impeacbad a civil officer of
the failed BUlea.' Overruled by a unanimous vote.
(leorge M. Ad.iiia ili-n teauiled that he ta Clerk of
Ihn M?ai ( Efrtaeu tall van
Wasmihoton, July 8, 1870,
At twelve o'clock the Senate resumed the consideration
at the articles of Impeachment afaiuat
William W. Belknap, late Secretary of War. The
accused, with Messrs. Black, Carpenter and Blatra
of bis counsel, aud Messrs. Lynde, McMakou and
Laptiani, of tho Board of Managers, on the part of the
House of Representatives, being present.
Proclamation was made in tho usual form by the
Sergeant -4*-* "
The journal of the lust scsHourfitting as a court of
Impeachment, Ac., and the order thnu ndoptod directing
that the paper nfllxod by the defence, uiMiming to
plead farther, bo filed, and that the trial should proteed
on July <1 as upon a plea of "Not guilty" were
Cist or witnesses.
Mr. Mauager Lynhs asked that tho list of witnesses
lor the prosecution he read, to ascertain If they were
present, and it was read, as follows:? E. T. Bartlett
fohn 8. Evans, C. P. Marsh, John 1. Fisher, Oeorgo W.
Morse, I. 8. Dodge, J. C. Young, W. K. Moody, H. F.
Crosby, W. T. Barnard, Leonard Whitney, E. M. I.awton.
J. R. Reach, W. H. Barnard, W. B. llazen, Irwin
McDowell, Wbitelaw Keid, E. V. Smalley, A. K. Spofford,
H. T. Vain, Ming, Joseph A. Kernau, W. H.
U?rr, A. H. J'aimor, u a. reios, uarnng, uriswoiu a.
Ux, Kalph Low.
Messrs. K. T. Barllett, C. P. Jlnrsh nnd*E. M. Law ton
were the only three who answered.
Mr. Lthdb then asked that attachments be issued
for all witnesses summoned and who nad not responded,
with the exception of those whom the managers
bad promisod to notlly when to attend.
Mr. MrjcHxu., ot Oregon, submitted an order that
attachment* be issued lor all witnesses regularly subpanuaed
on the part of the prosecution who have not
answered to the roll call and with whom there is no
undorstunding with the managers that they arc to be
notified when their presence is required.
Mr. Coxku.no, of New York, moved to amend the
o. der by affixing the list of names of witnesses lor
whom attachments wero asked.
Mr. Lyxdi said tho managers wero not prepared to
give the list now-.
i1' new
tyitniaa bera huted tbe contract or arttolea of i|rMmew
between 0. P.*Marab end John & Eveee
IM testified thai he received U from the public
priiBer u a pari ot ibo original paper* brought out bp
the Hi'Une Committee oa Expenditure* la Ute War Dipanneat
K. 1) Barllelt ?u called aod examined by Mr. Manager
McMaboa. Witaeea testified thai be reeldea la
the city ol New York; la an attorney at law, and la a
member ol tbe firm of Bell, Bartletl It WiPon, knew
<?. P. Marsh; bad known him elaoe IMS or 1MB;
Mr. Marsn came to bim then, banded him
a memoranda ol a contract, and requested
him to put it In legal eb pe, and witneaa
did an [The contract waa here anown tbe wltneea and
ho idenildod it. J Resuming, be testified that he wittered
the execution of tbe contract; waa Introduced
to J. 8. Kvaa* by Mr. Mereb when tbe contract waa
execuied. and signed bla name to it aa a witness; had
never *eeo Mr. Kvane belore or since that occasion.
The contract was here reed and put In evidence.
Counsel (or the defenoe declined to eroas examine
the witness.
Georxe W. Morse wsa examined by Mr. Manager
mo.wmuoo :?witness n agent 01 me aiuiui r.vprim
Company In Ula oity; has been IB tbe employment of
tb? company far the paal ale van years. Witnoea produced
iba book* of iba company and read from antrtee
therein, showing thai a package oonialning $1,600 waa
scut to General Belknap by C. P. Marsh from New
York on November 1, 1870; otbera containing the aame
sum were aeot by Marsh on January 17, 1871;
April 18, 1871; November 4, 1878; on April 10,
1874, a Dockage eontaiaing $1,600 Irom R. O. Gary
ft Co.; ou the 241h ol May, 1876, a package containing
$1,000 from R. O. Cary k Co., and on November 8,
1876, a package containing $600 from tbe aame Arm,
all sent to Goaeral W. W, Belknap. On May 18, 1870, a
paroel valued at 82,000, addreaaed to Mrs. Belknap,
waa aeot Irom New York, but the aame of I he consignor
waa not given. Witness then explained the
manner of doing busineaa in ttse express office, and
tr8tiflod he anew nothing about tbe contents of tbe
packages exoept from the marks on tae outside.
J. a. Dodgt, money delivery clerk In the Adams ExproHH
oOloo,testified that he bad been such clerk lor tbe
past thirteen yeara Witness went over the entries made
by Mr. Morse and teetifled be delivered tbe packages;
bad tbe receipt of Geeeral Belknap for packages delivered
cn November 2, 1870, and January 17, 1871:
other packages were receipted lor by Jobn I'otta, chief
clerk, tow deceased; H. T. Crosby, the present chief
clerk, tnd W. T. Barnard, confidential clerk in the War
Oepartnent. Tba package valued at $2,00C waa deli
vered to Mrs. Belknap at her residence on G street,
an^ weipted for by bar.
Mr. McMahos ??ked if ooenaal Oar tba defnnea dsst.-ed
to make any poinu ? to the signatures to the receipts.
Mr. Carpenter?Wa are not making points m
Ui in.'. Wa are respeetlni spectators at p reseat.
Mr. Carpenter then inquired ol the managers If they
intended to claim anything on account of tba package
delivered to Mrs. Belknap, and valued at $2,000.
Mr. McMahon replied they did not, unless the evidence
should develop something In regard to it.
b. K. Crosby, Chief Clerk ot the War Department,
w.tk shown the receipts in the boolca of the express
company of General Belknap, John PottR. W. T. Barnard
and bitnsell. and identified the handwriting of
each. He testified that It waa usual for the Chief Clerk
to receipt lor express packages for the Secretary; supposed
be turned the packages over to the Secretary;
hnd no recollection or the fact now. Witness bid been
employed in the War Department twelve or thirteen
year*, was confidential clerk to Secretary Belknap in
1870, 1871 and part of 1872, and waa appointed
Chlel Clerk on July 24. 1872, upon the death of John
I'otta; did not know where Genoral-Belknap waa on
the 2f)th of July, 1871, but It appeared Iront the records
ol the department that he waa absent; did not know
whether he wae in the city or not ou the 13lh ol June,
1872, but Irom the records of the department it appeared
that a telegram waa sent to him at West Point
ou the 12th and another on the 16tn of juno; on Novcrauer
19, 1872, a telegram waa sent to hint at Chicago,
and another to him at New York on
the 23d; when General Belknap loft tho department
be directed witness to send him his private
papers; wltneea kept a memorandum ol certain
letters to the Secretary not official, and which wera
never put on the records ol the department, because
they wire considered private letters; remembered
the letter ol Mr. Marsh requesting the appointment of
Kvans as post trader at Fort Sill. Wttuoss waa here
shown a letter and testified that be supposed he got it
from General Belknap to make a memorandum
of it ou tho book which ha kept;
It waa never put upon the department record; when
General Belknap leu the department the letter waa In
the bottom ol a bookcase with other papers of the
same character; witness had a conversation with W.
T. Barnard about the letter, but did not remember
that conversation now.
The letter, dated New York, October 8, 1870,, was
here read and put In evidence. It waa addr< seed to
Hon. W. W. Belknap, Secretary of War, and signed by
C. P. Marsh, who requested that the appointment
given to him as post-trader at Fort Sill, 1. T?
be made out In the name of John & Evans, as It
would be more convenient for him to manago the bust,
ness. Mr. Marsh also requested that tho appointment
be sent 10 him in New York.
Witness, rosutniag said, defendant subscribed for
the New \ ork papers, and had done so for the last
seven or eight years; It was customary lor the Secretary
to read those papers; had heard him speak o( an
article In the Now York Trtbunr about the Fort Sill
poet trudersblp ol February Id, 1872.
The article relcrred to waa here read and witness
was shown the order of February, 1872 to tho commanding
officer at Fort Sill, directing him to report as
to the business capacity of the poat trader, Ac., and
recognise It as the order issued by the Secretary.
The managers here offered to pot in evidence the
testimony of General Hazen before the Military Com
nullee 01 me aouti 01 neprueuwiiTra on ma 01
March, 187'j. and the order issued by the Secretary on
the 26th or March lolfowing
Witness testified that he remembered General McDowell
railed to see the Secretary about the testimony
of General Haxea, but did not bear the conversation
between them.
Judge Black, of counsel lor the arcuned, said tbey i
did not object to anything, but tbey appealed to the
conscience of the roauagers not to attempt to pot in 1
evidence the testimony of General Hazen before another
Mr. Hhkrman, of Ohio, objected to the testimony of
General Uazen as evidence at this stage ol the proceednig-,
and the managers withdrew the offer to submit it.
The witness (Crosby) was further Interrogated an to
the article In the New York Tribune, and said he did
not know that General Belknap ever attempted to discover
the author ol It.
motion to adjourn i.ost.
Mr. Sarornt moved that, at* half-past five, the Senate,
sitting as a Court, he., takea recess until half past
seven P. M.
Mr. McMajion said many of the witnesses were on
the road to this city and would not be bore until tomorrow.
Re hoped that when the Court adjourned tt
would be until to morrow.
The motion of Mr. 8argcnt waa rejected.
General Irwin McDowell testiUed that be was In
oommsnd of the Department of the Ksst and stationed
In New York city in 1872; be met ir that city, accidentally,
Mr. Wbitelaw Reid, and referred to some statement
he bad seen in tbe Triton* and other pepere
about anuses at rort 9111. He spoKO 10 nr. item snout
It and told him be thought it was untrue. The Tribune
used to have statements about the armv, and he
told Mr. Reld the Tribune *aa never right
on military matters even by mistake. Mr. Rcid replied
that the article was true aod there was more behind
it. Witness subsequently came to Washiugtou
and sought the Secretary of War. He called bia attention
to the staiemont and said It was a bard
thing upon the people of Fort Sill to have to
pay this heavy tax; that the aouae would bo damaging
a 11 lem corrected; the Serreiarr asked witness to draw 1
up an order to correct the evil,'and bo did so; ;t was
understood that the order was to correct all the ev.ls
which existed at Fort Aili; the Secretary said he had
desired to draw up such an order, but there had been
some trouble about a decision of the Judge
Advocate General as to the control ol poet
traders by ibe military; witness told tn?
Secretary that the post leadership whs a
monopoly, and be should seo that It was not abused;
the .Secretary agreed with him. The order, drawn up
by General McDowell and Issued by tbe Secretary on
the 'JSth of March was read. It directed the council
ol administration to examine goods of po-t traders, tlx
prices, Ac., and lorbld the subletting or farming out or
post leaderships Witness further testified that bo
had a conversation with General Garflald about
the testimony of General Haxen before tbe Military ?
Committee, and they agreed that the matter should lie
looked Into. Witness thought General Relknap was |
Indignant si General Hasen lor going before the Mill- 1
lary Committee and not reporting tbe tacts 10 him
first. In answer to a question by Mr. I<ogan witness
said tbe proper way for an offioer to do upon diacovar
log any irregularity waa to report it to a staff officer of
his next commander.
(iuauaak mass's tustiuo.xt.
The Managers again offered to put in evidence the
testimony ol General Hasen, end upon the q leetion
being submitted to tbe Senate it was rejected?yeae,
JO, nays, 31.
A Diot'asa EXT.
The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, n
hall-past Ore o'clock, on motion ol Mr. ttBaauaa, adt
jourued until twelve o'clock to-morrow.
Bostojt, July fl, 1ST8.
Th? prohibition party mot hero to <*ay in Stale Convention.
Ccarles Almy acted m temporary chairman.
Wendell Phillip* toon a seal on Iba platform amldat
much applause. Credential* wera prcaaoted by 460
delegate*, and lba Convention was permanently organized
by tlia cbofco ol Kav. Dr. D. C. Eddy, ol Mo*,
ion, aa chairman. Ha addroaaad tha Convention la
faror ol independent party action la Stat# affair*.
Hon. H. H. Faxon, of Qulncy, offered a reaolntlon I
pledging the party to independent action In the State,
union* one nt the two great partte* abould nominal*
prohibitory candidate*. Thia wan roferred to a coutmitiee
on resolution*, ol which Judge Pitman, of New
Redlord, was chairman.
Ex-I<leutcnant Governor Tr??k, ol Springfield, urged
tne nomination lor Governor ol Hou. John J. Maker,
nt Beverly, tha candidate of laat year. Till* wa* op- j
posed by Mr. Faxon, who believed tho interest* of
prohibition could bo boat served in the republican !
pnriy. Horeral addra*?e* wore made, when the Com
mtttee on Reaolatinna returned and moved Mr. Baker'*
nomination for Governor bofore tha platform abould
be submitted. This ?ii tabled, and the Convention
took reom
On reaaaambltag, iflir none debate, Boa. John J.
Bakrr was unanimously nominated.
Juoae ruiDiD presented resolutions wmcu *?u
unanimously adopted by a rlslug Tula. They assart
the nooeatliy of purer political Ilia in the nation and
State; Indict the dram abop aa the loa of civilisation;
condemn tbe action of Qorernor Rica
Id tha matter of gathering fanta against
tha Itoanaa ayetam, which thay praoouaoa a failure
altar 300 ytara of trial, and announce that tha Prohibition
party have oraanlaed not for the campaign alone
but for the war. They intrite tha assistance of women,
tbe moat aevere sufferers by Intemperance, and cloae
by the pretniee that in place of tbe 0,000 voioh of laat
year, the prohib tion ticket will Ihla fall reoelva 10,000
votea, and reverse tbe policy of tbe State.
wkhoill rmura' smarm.
A motion wan made to nominate H. G. Knight, of
Kaat Hampton, aa a candidate for Lieutenant Governor,
bat the queetlon was ranted whether he would adCept,
pending, which Mr. Wendell I'hlllpa said he did not
think It prudent to nominate for a aecoud place a man
who waa not here or bad not a frtand here. The Prohibitory
party would never elect a candidate until It
nominated a candidate wbom no other party would
nominate. You can never revolutions by putting in
men who have held offlcea for fonr or live yeara and
done nothing If any man here does not
believe that temperance Is a large enongh
question on which to form a party he bad better go
home. Mr. Phillips went on to aay that tba drink bill
waa aa much as tbe world earned, aa much an tbe Inter
Mt on the national debt. No matter wbal your political
pre fore neon give up the Slate government to pro
bibitlon. No partv bad ever retormrd itaelf from
within. The Church cannot do it Vou could not put
a now aonl Into tho republican party. It waa dead,
and wo mnxt bare a new party. Tho
liberty party oame from tho very bowela oftho
whig party, and It bad nothing left
when that waa gone. Mr. Rico would never turn
Into a prohibitionist; Judge Roar would not wheel into
lino with you. God did not reform in that way. Ho
urged the necessity of organization and bard worlc.
Tbe temperance party waa the atrongoat party In tho
State, but he had always boon ashamed of It. It never
stood by its guns.
At tbe conclusion of Mr. Phillips' remarks the nomination
of Mr. Knight was tabled and Rev. Dr. D. C.
Eddy was unnsnunoualy nominated. The ticket was
completed as follows:?
Secretary of State. Henrv B. Pierce, of Ablngton;
Auditor, Julius L. Clarke, of Newton; Treasurer, H IL
Faxon, of Qu ney ; Attorney General, Thomas L. Wakefield,
of Dedham.
A WtM U?*TT?n Ail V *n ThlTVMUIl TTTJ)VV
A?l/ a?lii.llUCIg.
Testordsy afternoon a meeting of the Tin , ie*
Committee on Organisation was bold at the Wigwam In
Fourteenth street. The gathering was ealled to order
at lour o'clock by Mr. John Kelly, who presided upon
the occasion
A resolntion was pasaed providing for the holding of
a ratification meeting to Indorse the nominations at Sb
Louis on tba 'J6tb ol tba present month. This meeting
will be bold at Tammany Hall. The following committee
ol arrangements was appointed:?
First distrlot, Niobulas Muller; Second district, Will11
a id P. Kirk' Third district, J. J. Slovin; Fourth district,
John (Jalvtn; Filth district, William Iiennett;
Sixth district, L. K. Hill; Seventh district, M. T. McMahnn;
Eighth district, K. D. Gale; Ninth district, J. J.
Gorman; Tenth district, Owen Murphy; Eleventh dm
trlct, M. Uierrnndort; lwoiun aisiric.i, ?. v?. i ook ;
Thirteenth district, Patrick Gibney; Fourteenth districl,
J. W. Guutser; Fifteenth district, William J.
Kan*; Sixteenth district, J. E Morriseon ; Seventeenth
diairiet, Frederick Smyth*; Eighteenth district, Peter
Seery; Nineteenth district. Thomns Pun hip; Twentieth
district, Jehn Haven; Twenty-Aral district. T. Fitztihbon;
Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth ward*, J.J.
Mooncy, Iternnrd Byrne.
A committee of Are wa* appointed to report reflation*
for the action of the meeting. The following
gentlemen compoae this committee;? Mnssra. Kdwatd
(Jllon. Jacob A. Gross, A. H. Purdy, P. B. Olney and E.
D. Gale.
The meeting oftbe Committee on organization la always
held with closed door*. Speeches were made
by ex-Senator Gross. T. C. Campbell, ex-Assemblyman
Italy, General Spiaola, Mr. A. H. Purdy and others
strongly indorsing the ticket presented at St. I.nuis,
and |>lodging the support of the nominee* by Tammany
A meeting ol the General committee I* called for the
13th ln*t., to ratify the action taken by the Committee
ou organization.
A meeting of the committee appointed by the Republican
Central Committee of New York to make
arrangements for a grand ratification meeting of tho
Cincinnati nominationa waa held last evening at the
residenoe of Colonel C. 8. Spencer and was presided
over by blm. The various districts of the city were
represented by the following delegate!:?First, M. W.
Burns; Second, Morris Friedssm; Third, P. G. McKolvay;
Fourth, Captain J. E. Dowley; Filth, A. l.ent;
Slzth, N. S. Smith; Seventh, J. P. I-awson; Eighth. J.
J. O'Brion; Ninth, G. P. Peane; Tenth, W. H. Lockwood;
Eleventh, J. H. While; Twelfth, T. T. Sulclifle;
Thirteenth, Colonel C. S. Spencrrt Fourteenth, J. C.
Plnrkney; Fifteenth, W. Peters in; Mileonlb, Colonel
C. E. Holmes; Seventeenth, C. F. Whillcniorc; Eighteenth,
Thomas Murphy; Nineteenth, Isaac O. Hunt;
'I'wcolletD, ta. A. inning t weniy-itrsv, n. v,. mown;
Twenty third ward, (J. W. Tbttrber; Twenty lonrtU
ward, W. Herring; Klngsbridge, George S. Fouler;
Jacob M. Patterson, ti ojhrio fnd chatrmao General
The following programme waa agreed upon after
adopting the report* on decoration and Qreworlct:?
That the mealing be held In the large hall of Cooper
Institute on tho l'jth in hi. ; that the committee ho cmpowered
to tequest that Mr. K. W. Sloughton act aa
chairman of the meeting; that ex-Judge J. H. White ,
prepare and read the resolutions; that General Hewrart
L Woodford make the report of the National Convention,
and that the nantos of tho vice presidents and
secretaries be agreed upon at the adjourned meeting
next Tuesday alternoon. After these and minor matters
bad been discussed the meeting adjourned.
TKn rTAPutivn f!nmmiltAf* of thrt (it rman Inrlr*.
pendent Citizens' Association held a meeting Inst
evening at No. 200 Third avenue, with Justice Otter
lionrg presiding. Revolutions were framed to be submitted
to the general organization of tho body at its
next mealing. They support the At. I.out* nominees
on certain conditions. It is ilateu that in return for
ita support tbo ass elation a-ka Tilden to secure the
establishment of llic Herman in the public schools,
together with a general as well as radical change In tho
present educational system
The Republican Association of the Fifteenth Assembly
district had a ratification meeting last night at
the corner of Thirty-third street and Eighth avenue, [
tha pruceedinga being enhanced by the swinging
across tha street of a fine banner containing tha pur- i
traits of Hayas and Wheeler. A stand was erected st 1
the southwest corner, and the proceedings were en
livened bv music and fireworks. Mr. II. U. Lml pre- j
aided, and opened the meeting by calling attention to
the great issues at stake in the coming Presidential 1
election. Ata signal from Colonel Qeorge M. Dusenbsry,
chairman ol the t ommlttec ol Arrangements,the banner
was swung to Ihe brrese. The portraits, which aro
seven and a halt feet long, are said to be very uccu :
rale, and the banner itself, which la handsomely i
gotten up, thirty feet by lorty. Several stirring ad- I
dresses were delivered, the speakers being General G. j
H. Hharpe, Juoge nittenhqefor, Major W. Dullard, 1
Messrs. 1a>w, Matthews, Hseller and others. Resolutions
ware unanimously adopted Indorsing the platform '
ol the Cincinnati Convention and the nomination of j
Hayes and Wheeler, and pledging them united and de- ;
lermintd support In the coming campaign. The proceedings
were altogether very animated.
Tha T< (glass. .nrt Uamlsiels Pink iKn l
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Twelfth Assembly district niel at their club house
nveoue C and Sixth street, laat evening, and, In the
presence of several thousand citizens, raised a beaut!Inl
banner bearing the names of the candidates presented
by the St. t-ouis Convention. The club house
was illuminated ?nd elegantly decorated, aud
music and fireworks enlivened* the proceedings. 1
The meeting was called to order by President I'eter
Bowe. Mr. Jacob Wirthclmcr acting ?? secretary.
Speeches were made hy Mr. William Hall, Luke P.
Cozzcns, Judge Ackert. Captain Caul. P. Burns and
others. Ai eight P. M.. amid the cheers o! the people, |
the explosion of bombs. Koman candles and roekets, ,
and the swelling muaio of me bend, the banner was
The Slociim Pemocratie Cenersl Committee helffa
meeting last night at thsir rooms, corner of Clinton and
Montague streets. After the unanimous adoption ol j
resolutions offered by ex liovernor Low tupporliog ,
Tllden and Hendricks It was reaotred to subscribe '
$260 for a Tildas and Hendricks banner.
Kings county regular democrats held a meeting last 1
night at the corner of Kemsen and Court streets, |
Brooklyn, to organize a Tllden and Hendricks cam- '
paign club. Twirty members-ona from each ward |
end town -were appointed as a committee to prepare a j
hat ol oflirers, the same to be presented at the next
meeting. Hugh McLaughlin made an address.
To tbic Kuitok or tiik Huaii:Puring
most of the time sine* the conaummdtton of !
the repiilsireljr black, ignorant and rlcleua system ol :
reconstruction at the South, I hare occupied such an
isolated poeition In pellitee, that it Is only the truth
to eajr I hare been a man wttbont a party. Ijtst week j
at St. Loan a prudent and patriotic reorganisation of ^
JULY 7. 1876.?TRIPLE
the best elements of lb? saw liberal party, aa a (raad
and a4graa.IT* relorm party, baa ouco again opened
th* way fbr ma to Tola witbont doing vtwtenee la toy
sense of peblic duty.
A btulnaaa engagement will probably And aa In
South Aruer 10a at tba lima of our next great national
election*, but if, from any eaaae, I abonld be detained
In the United Stated nntil the Tib of November. I
ahall then giTa mv aafTrage to Tildea and Handrleka,
firmly hollering that in the preaent exigency oi our
political affair, rotea cast for these candidate* will
beat au baa rye the hlgbaat Inlereata of tba llapublio.
Yet, in tbia centenulal year, when so many distinguished
and obaerring lore ignore are among ui. aorutinialng
our habita and studying our characteristics aa
a people, II ought to be a matter of otncere congratulation
with all true Americans, of whatever party or predilection,
that the personnel ol the candidature on
either aide la an estimable, so worthy and ?o honorable.
The atsence thua larof the rancor and vituperation ao
common in previous campaigns is one of the most unmistakable
and cheering evidenoes of our progress Is
the virtues of forbearanoe and politeness. It la to be
hoped that hereafter nelthor party will aver gain anything
by absurdly and coarsely misrepresenting its
opponents aa hyenas on the one hand or aa jackals on
tne other.
If all of us, aa well meaning eilisens, will only exercise
our privileges with such thoughtful and earnest
concern lor tne public good aa will tviuca a deepsettled
conviction ol responsibility for fidelity to the
principles el truth, justice and patriotism, we shall
probably have no sarioas cause lor dlsaatieiactlen or
complaint, whatever may be the result of the approachina
Presidential election.
Hayes and Wheeler are undoubtedly good men; but,
considering how essential It la that there should now
be ml used into lb* administration or our leuerai government
a larger spirit o! wisdom, honesty and general
reform, I bare been led to tbe conclusion that, aa
ageota for achieving these important desiderata. Tilden
and Hendricks are abler and belter, and therefore,
regarding them, respectively and together, in
contrast with tho rival candidates, as possessed of
poluts of very plain and poeltlve superiority. I shall
Bupport them accordingly. It would be a light labor
to adduce Id detail many and valid reasons lor this
conclusion; but tba mere mention of them at tbia tima
might provoke certain aaperittes of temper which
Allffhl nftl In U HflVAlnna^ it it Finer ihlb ATCAUITfl warmth
of those midsummer dsve.
N?w York, July ?, 1876.
the mechanics aed traders' bank?meeting
at gbbmamia hall, last might.
Ai meeting of tbe depositors 01 tbe Mechanics and
Trader*' Savings Bank beld last evening at Oermania
Hall, No. 192 Bowery, tbe committee of Ave, wbo
v . re appointed on June 29 last to investigate the affairs
of the U?. i- presented tbe following as their report:?
That a receiver inrtt he appointed, as the deficiency
is such that it is impossible for the bank to go on aud
do bueiuees.
And that they farther recommend that the said receiver
be appointed from the depositors?eay one of
the largest crediior* of the institution, one wbo can
give the requisite amount of bonds to it* Court.
Several persons objected to tbe report, enying It was
not lull enough; that what they wauled to know was
the enact financial alate of tbe bank and bow touch of
their mooey they might expect to get out of it. The
committee explained that tbev were willing to t?i|
all they knew, but asked that this report he adopted in
order 'that tbey migbt proceed to the business of
selecting a suitable receiver at once. Mr. Underbill
suid, ho called last Friday on the President ol the
Rank and asked lor tha book containing the list of
bonds and mortgages. He was asked by what right
such a demand was made and was finally laaen into
tbe back room, whero bo was allowed to look at it.
Nome of these mortgages wore very good; but there
were some very queer ones among them. There waa
oue transaction recorded where the bank bad a mortgage
of $12,IKX) on a piece of property in Forty-filth
street, which mortgage was foreclosed at a coat of
$ft,?00. The whole amount in bonds and mortgagee la
$397.4.V). a number of North Carolina and Sooth Caro
11dm bouds and aboul (80,000 in cash. rna nenciency
Is about (137.000, though the hank officers say that
thcro is a surplus ol (0,600
The following resolutions wore then offered and unan
tmuusly adopted:
Unsolved, That we, the depositors la lbs Mechanics and
Trailers' Savings Hank, being fully convinced that said bank
is hopelessly Involved, end ought not to be permitted to resume
business, unless the officers and trusters of the bank
will come forward and at onee make food their present
deficiencies, alee, la view of their having failed so
to do thus far, the only question In the present
aspect of its affairs is the appointment of a receiver
lor the institution; and ea It Is onr earnest detlre that the
honorable Heart appoint none to raid office of receiver bat
ea honest, prudent, reliable business men from emoag and
recommended by the depositors of the bank.
Unsolved, That e committee of five be appointed to select
ench e man ami present his name to the depositors lor their
approval by vute.
Heeolved, That three resolutions be embodied In e petition,
with the name ol the person selected as the depositors'
oh<dce for snch office of leceiver written therein, and that
the petition he signed by the chairman and committee on
behsl I of said depositors, and presented to the J miles before
whom this matter is pending.
Tho committee waa appointed, and, alter an absence
of twenty minutes, returned, and wished for an extension
ol time till this evening to report. The request
was granted, and two more gentlemen were added to
tne committee. The meeting adjourned till this evening
at eevon o'clock.
Hrneos, N. V., July 0, 1878.
William J. Rest, of New York, waa to-day appointed
by Judge Osborne as receiver of the Mechanics and
traders' Savings Bank.
Kmory W. Mills, of the American Engine Works, In
Morgan street, Jersey City, appeared before Justice
Keese yesterday and surrendered himself on the
charge of shooting Thomas Jones, sn employe of the
company. According to Mills' statement Jonee demanded
bis month's wages before the cusiomary time
for payment, and when It waa refused him be selxed an
iron bar and pursued Mills. The latter, feeling tbsl
his life waa In danger, drew a revolver and fired, Ibe
ball making a slight wouna in the abdomen, but causing
so severs a shock that Jones is noable to lease his
house. Mills was held to ball In $1,000 to appear before
the Grand Jury.
A meeting of the stockholders of the New Orleans,
St. Ixiuls and Chicago Railroad Company was held
yesterday at No. 2p Nassau steeet and elected directors
lor the coming year. Mr. 8. H. K gar presided. The
following gentlemen wore looted director*H. tv. I
McComo, L. P. Bush, Tlvonu A. Scott, Henry l)ay, J. {
N. Pu Harry. K. Norton, J. S. Roger*, J. B. Alexander, !
K. D. Raudntpb. tt. H. Edgar, Cadwalader Evas*. K 0.
Cobb, A. scbreiber. L Q. C. I.amar, L. S. Trimble,
Henry Talm*Ife, A. M. Weat, George K. Bia'are, W. A.
Gordon, William Caibonn and Herman R I?eroy.
Th? American Book Trade Association baa resolved
to hold Ita annual coneenllon In the Judge*' Hall, on
the Centennial Grounda, Philadelphia, ontbelltb,
12th and 13th Inst, Initead of Niagara Pall*, a* originally
Intended by the committee A call to thie effect
ha* juat been issued by Messrs. K. R. Rowker, G. E.
Stevens. C. A. Clapp, Reniamin H. Tleknor and R. B.
Crew, the Committee on Aesembliea.
At the meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholder*
at Jersey City, yesterday, the Director at Barge, Mr. I
halsted, announced that he would not approve the
action of the Board in appointing nine official papers,
but would take the responsibility of appointing two
of the number. A member thereupon asked blm If the
will of the Board should not be respected, aa the law
delegated the power in this case to the Board but the
director reluaed to recede. At a previous meeting he
endeavored to remove a reporter of a local paper Irom
ibe room, but the Hoard refused to anstaln blm and the
reporter dolled him.
James Nevln waa arretted and brought before Justice
Keeae at Jersey City yesterday, on the charge of attempting
to kill John Kltxpatrlck with a knife Nevln, I
It la alleged, laid In wait armed with a large knlle oe !
Monday night nnder the trealle work ol tha Penuayl- |
vania Railroad, and when Fltspatrick was passing he '
pursued him. Alter s lively chase Fltspatrick suereedod
in making hia ascape. Nevin waa committed
for trial. The locality in question tu one of the hnnnts |
ol the rowdies and thieves of the city.
The following prisoners were sent from the Tombs to
Singling Prison yssterday:?Julias Folk, grand larceny,
four years snd six months; James Goldscbmldt,
grnna mrcony, inro? jrw> *?? ?i? i
Weinar, grand larceny, tnr** ff?r? and aix month*; |
Henry Rath, larceny Irom peraon, two rear* and ali
rnonln*; Jama* 0'Brl*n, burglary, two y**r< and *u :
mouth*; and Thomaa J. Burke, burglary, two year*
and tlx month*.
A mooting of cm ploying atoneeuttwa wai hold last
night In tb* Brooklyn Tro-t Company'* Building, cornor
o( Clinton and Montagu* atroola. It waa reported
that, early la lb* nlng, a conl*r*nc* waa held aritn
a deputation from the atrikera, who wlahed
to have definite t*rm* to lay b*for* the I
New York dtoiiecnttera' boelaty to night. Thu
employer* atat* their willingnoa* to barn th* atrikor*
Iraauina wor* on many nasi n mo irana anion win
aboilati tha by law giving K n right In nne tha ompi?y
ara, and If Warnoca, tha original cauaa of tba atrike,
lla mada to rafand in Mr. Rradtay tha moany glran him
Vy tha lattar to avoid ironoia with tba aoelaiy. Tha
tmployara diaaialm any wiah to radaea aragaa or pro
long tha honra nl work.
By way ol Havana 'rotn Mexico city, dated to the
38th ol June, a drapatcb announces aa follows:?General
Kenia Anna d el on (be 20ibofJcae. He van
eighty eigbl yeara old. ,
aeBTrn or ma urn.
Antonio Lopex de Santa Anna, tbo famous Mexican
general, whoae dealb la anuounced In our despatch
Irom Havana, was born la 17?8, came Into poblic life
la 1821, figured In tbe expulsion of the Bpunish
authority from Mexico, proclaimed himself Kmperor,
waa depoaed by lluibide, wboae downfall, In turn, he
acconipusueu, ana put niuiseil at ino hoad ol me lorcea
against tho Spanish expedition ol Barradas, wtiom ha
compelled to capitulate al Tamplco in 18128. He waa
made Minister of War, and In 1832 turned againat
Guerrero and In favor of Pedraza, whom he aastated to
place at the head of the government. lie Locarno
Preaident himself. and being aat>ailed by a strong in
burrectlonary lorce, he achieved a great victory over It
and waa proclaimed Dictator in 1838. Ilia war with
Taxaa, in which ho waa deteaied and taken priaooer
loat him hta Presidency; but be afterward regained bta
popularity by repelling the French at Vera Crux in
1837. He waa Dictator Irum 1*41 to 1844, when he waa
deleaicd and banished for ten yearn. During his exile .
be resided at Panama, and agmu in Jamaica, until j
lately, when he was permuted to reiurn to Mexico. A
newspaper press correspondent, writing ol the (leneral
tome lew years aince, said:?"What a life baa been
Hants Anna's! 1 remember seeing him long years ago,
when a prisoner be passed through K.iioniou, in this
Stale, a atage passenger on the old 'Piedmoul Line'
of stages, en route to Washington city. It waa then a
perilous adventure to bring him through that section or
our State. Front it there had guue to Texas a large
number ol young men who had been ruthlessly shot 1 ,
by his order, and during his abort stay In Katun ton?
about lorty minutes?we heard many threats Iroin
some of the relatives of thoae murdered men, aud from I
one of thera especially, who had actually got a rifle to
take vengeanco upon him. It was only through the
Influence of some of the leading olllzeus of tho place
that, with difficulty, he waa persuaded to deaiat Irom his
purpose. Over a third of a century has pa-sod since then.
novo nuiMDeDM oecutne president, sums abb*
guve bin support to I'sdrazzs. PBdrax/.s remained I
President uotil 1833. wbon Santa. Anna sue- | <
oeeded bim, h a intrigues aucceaafuliy seconding bis
ambition and satiating iL He did not win tbe confidence
of tbe people, and even an oppoeition aprnug up,
bnaded by Ariaia and D'Arran. They wero delcaled,
but the discontents of the people were cxbited In insurrectionary
attempts until 1?36, wuen bantu Anna
proclaimed himself Dictator. Tbe discontented fled to
Texas,and there aet up the atandard of revolt. Santa
Auna beaded tbe inurement ngainii tbotn and was I
taken prisoner. In 184n be was again at tbe bead of
affairs in Mexico. In tbe war with tbe I'nited Statea
ho was several limes defeated, nnd finally became
Supreme D elator, but In 1849, finding that he was
overmatched, concluded tbe treaty by wbicn tbe
Hinted Stales acquired California. Since 1868 he baa
on several occasions attempted to insinuate bimsoil
Into (tower again in Maxlco, but In every case has tnost
signally tailed.
An American correspondent, returniug trom tbe City
of Mexico alter Santa Anna-* raturu, gave the following
Interesting report ot a personal interview which be
had with tbo aged obtal. Ho aaya:?
"Once writing to you last I bars sacooeded, through tbo
lnflnt>nce of (leueral Martluei, in obtaining an latervisw
with Its old Mevfeau horo, Santa Anna. I came to Mexico
with the impression thst ha wat dead, and hart been won
dorlng since i o? many Californlana Know that he ia at ill
alive and likeiy <o bo tor ten year* to come. I he old man
liver vary quietly now, and reeelres llttla company.
Instead ot the grey old man wa had expected to aoe. on
upright, soldierly figure ifood before ua. and we noticed
tnat In apite of hia se-idaii leg he walked with ease and
without the aaiistanee of l?h? or crutch. Santa Anna's eya
ia still as black as a coal aini his hair, although thin, baa
not yet turned gray. There /. a kindly expression in hla
t ,re that ia strangely at rarieowa with tne dark tales that
blot hia history; aed as he reeel v-od each one of ua with
some pleasant remark end e coriilal clean of hia solt,
woman's hand, we could hardly realise, that the man before
ua was the author of so many bloody tcwups.
* lie seat d. gentlemen," he said, after we had stood for a
few momenta; "I have your chairs drawn closely tugsttier
here ao that I con hear you." Ha tarned and walkcu to e
sola beneath the picture of hia wife and tat down. It was
In seating himself that tbe Infirmities ot hia age shewed
tbeniMBlvea more <-onsplcuoiialr. The falsa limb troubled /
nIrn lorn. ano ne waa ODilKftQ in flicua II out WJ careruny
before him. He threw his right leg across It, as It to ooaceal
it, and sat rtraight upright. During the whole hour
that we were with him he did not lean hack or change hie
Home one Inquired after his health. "Mexico never did
agree with me," be replied, "I am troubled with catarrh
and the atmosphere here is too r inded I am always better
on the coast where I was born,"
"Do jroa net weary sometimes of this seclneion," we Inquired,
"alterthe active life you have led f"
"You see 1 am growing old now." he answered, with a
smile that had something of sadness lu it; "sinre 1821.
when I deelated the independence of the republic, I have
seeu a great deal."
The allusion to the past teemed to revive all Its memo,
ries, and without being asked he commenced a sketch of his
early life end of the many political events in which he liore
to piominsnt a part. In alluding to the eatab.iahuient of
the Kepublle he said; ?
e ' I did not know what a republic was. Iturbtde had Just
concluded a treaty with the - paniards. and his Irirnds in
Mexico had made him fcmperor. I was a young man of
twenty lour then. I had a volcanic hoad?I oared for nothing,
teared nothing With ,b O men under my command I
liad acquired couafderable reputation along llie (lull in our
war with 8pain, and now my follower! came around me and
aaaed me to declare a republic in place of the monarchy
U.l.l.,1, ftttahltfa h s.l ..l.kli.l,..l >U..I what I. a a.aal.lla *1
I Hiked. 'Vir* In fitfMicaT thejr shouted. 'Well, yon
tnols,' I thought, 'If you will have * republic we will ell en off
in search ol one.' i led them against ltnrblde. Poor lturbtde,"
be said alter awhhe "I had to overcome motives of
personal friendship in making war on his government, aud
bow I cried when 1 heard of his unhappy death at Tampico.I
For three-quarters ol an hour the old man ran on from
event to event without an interruption, and by that time
It had become so dark In the room that we could scarcele
tee his face.
The Rev. William Morrle, I.I. D., died yesterday at
the Home lor lucurables, at Fordham. He was in the
sixty-eighth your of his iigc. Dr. Morris was formerly
the reetor oi Trinity scbooL
A despatch from Paris dated yestsrday announces
the death of M. Caslrair Perier, who for a long time has
been suffering Iron lit health. M. Auguaia-CaairnlrVictor
l.uurent Porter was barn on the 20tb of August,
1811, and wr?j the eldest son ol the colebratsd Minister j
of tbat name wbo died in 1832. It has been claimed
for ihs older Perier that alter M. Thiers and Louis
Napoleon he waa tba statesman who best understood
Frenchmen and governed them with the firmest band.
When but twenty years of age young Periar loot I
his father. His education, however, np to that 1
point, bed boon carefully attended to. As aoon aa
Caaimir commenced ibe aettve onaineaa of lift ba
waa puahad into tba official groove. Ho entered the
diplomatic service, hia Ural appointment being aa an
atlacbd of the French legation at London. Ho was afterward
promoted to be secretary of tbe Embassy at
Brussels, and more recently at Tbe Hague Hy rapid
promotion bo aoon found blmself Cbargd d'Affaires at i
Naples, wben be was sent in tbe same capacity at ML
Petersburg, at which post be remained until be waa
sent as Mint ter Plenipotentiary to Hanover. With
this experience at some of the principal courts of Europe
ho returned to Frauce and turned his attention
to home pontics. He was now in his thirty fifth year,
and the dlleen years' diplomatic axparienue he obtained
proved uaeful lo bim alterward. In IMA he
waa eleried aa a moderate liberal from the First clrouinscription
ol Paris, and bo gave independent sup- !
port to M ftuizot. He took part In many .
of tba debates ot this period, aiding in aomo Instances
with 1'bieis, and opposed (iuizol es the letter liccuma ol>- i
atinate in the advocacy of certain measures. He rose 1
rapidly in estimation and waa regarded as a promising
man lor tbe position of Under -Secretary of State, i
when the Revolution of '4A blighted ail his prospects 1
lor tba tune being. Though elected in tbe following (
year to tbe Legislative A.-sembly M. Perior bad not
yet been converted to republicanism, end hie Orleanist
proclivities debarred him irom accepting auy post un
d< r a democratic government The F.mptre succeeded.
Ia>uis Nepoleen occupied the throuu ol France, and
M. I'rrier, true to In* convictions and hi* ideas of what
coaauteted good government, remained in retirement
Possessed of great wealth, this man ol promise and ol
republion sympathies kept tne quiet of bis magnificent
chateau ol I'out sur Seine. In 1AA4 he was returned
Couoseller (ieoeral. sod in 1SA0 be obtained
over 16,000 vote* in his native department of the Aiihe,
a department winch elected him to the Assembly in
1M0 Never accepting favor or coquetting with the '
imperial power which swayed tbe deaiiaies of France, |
M Porter waa content to wait and hide his lime. He
witnessed tbe fall of the Empire, the paseing |
ewer of tbe .Napoleonic power end tbe rain :
which tb# rule of the ~ brilliant regime of |
Napoleon brought on franco. Tbiera became lha nan i
of tbs day wiih lbs dawn of tha now V ranch Republic, ,
and Parlor bad a place in the Cabinet. Hia bnal stay
in ibo Homo Office waa marked by an admixture of
vigor and conciliation. Ha waa popular with hia prefacta,
lor ibejr loaud him roaoiuto but never meddling.
Ho retired from bis position because ol lack ot h arm our
between him and M. Thiers oa financial question*.
During the continuance in office ol M. Thiers M.
rerier'a name waa olien spoken of in connection with
the formation of a triumvirate to leelude Marshal
MacMakon and M. (Jrevy, and to aueceed Tbiera ta the
event ol the letter's abrupt resignation. Deceased waa
always coaaisiant In hit political affllitatinaa and aspirations.
He olien declared hlmaelf a republican, hat
not a radical republican. Ha waa never a believer in
(iemhetta or hia political school, aad indeed his darn
ocracy may be regarded aa having bean founded upou
thin fact of having seen 'how great a failure monarchy
baa always proved, 1 am r opinion that we
may try aomsthing else."
m. n. mnn inn nbVLTTUM.
A cable telegram (rem l<ondnn, under date of the 6th 1
init, announce* the oceurrenca ol the death of |
Aii7aaax Hcerola Hoata, the French erulptnr.
Jamea Haydon waa arraigned before Juitlee Delmar,
Brooklyn, y eaterday, on charge of telomonaly aaaaaltlog
Bartholomew Da Ctatlllon with a knife, atabbtng
him la the atde, at the corner of Htek* atroet and Hamilton
avenue, on Wadaceday evening I net. He waa
committed to await examination
i A ? . i
Loxdos, J une 22, MtyL, t1
iru - af DiiuIb ntifluri tn hi COMIililE.
and overwhelming, but It Is difficult to belters that gbC
hw really consented to pocket tbe deep a Stoat offered
to ber diplomacy and to abandon, or even poatpoaf
ita? die. the political acbemea which bare been so wall
and cunningly lata to encompass tbo eolation of tbe
Eastern question. The barometer wbieb poiata to aucli
a auto of tbluge. and impreaaes upon us the conviction
tbat Uia gathering thunder cloud may not
tireak after all, but slowly melt away, la tbo
Ixindon money market and Stock Exchange, tbo
risavnai. relax or niiHorn.
Of course, as far aa tbe stock market it concerned,
the values there recorded are very often fictitious, and
lor tbe moment tbe particular price ef "Russians" at
a particular time may not truly indicate the actual
condition of Kusaian affairs. But It is generally tbo
esse tbat at tbe right moment tbe course of prices rofleets
popular opinion. 80, although tbe pablio are at
the mercy of those who make fictitious markets, yet
at ? time when really great Issues are at stake tbe public
is apt to judge lor itself and make its owu influence
felt. Now, unfortunately for our beromoter, the in- '
vesting public In England haa bad anch a scare recently
la "foreign1'bonds tbat it is still shy and coy
In its dealings, and has to a great extent ceased to he
an element in tbe calculation. Too much ntrest must
not, therefore, be laid on the recovery In pr ces on tbe
Siook Exchange, which now seems to point
to an avoidance of war on tbe Eastern
question. "It Is, of course, difficult,"
says a London journal, "to account lor all tbe dally
fluctuations which tut place; out u ta uaruiy mi
whoa lltey are downward to place them to the credit of
something which can exercise no possible effect upon
them. Tet. ever staco any probability of an outbreak
Eastward has existed, the general rale has been ts
account lor a fall by the vagne expression, 'political
complications.' The tension which baa thna been applied
to the boldinga of innocent people is uncalled for,
and the proof that it Is so Is found In the fact that
when any gleam of daylight la visible in the political
position an Immediate revulsion in feeling taltea
place, which Is perhaps as unjustified as tho previous
the "ui.bam of oatliomt"
In the present instance was Mr. Disraeli's speech in the
House of Commons on Friday, the tenor of which was,
as pointed out by the I.ondon Iwn, that the present
phase ol the negotiations in marked less by actual
agreement than by a disposition among all partios to
nnita for a common obiect; there is a desire to agree,
though the aubetance of the agreement baa yet to he
determined. The moat important point mentioned by
Mr. Disraeli Is that the so called Benin memorandum
has been withdrawn.
The impression made by tbo Prime Minister s speech
was sueb that on Saturday tho tone of the* markets
changed as though a magician's wand had been waved
over Tbrogmorton street, sad, hey, presto! up
wont everything "booming." Eminently satisfactory
as the change must have beeu to the holders ol
"Turks," It cannot have afforded equal satisfaction u
the "bear," who hastily covered hta aborts, and hat
nating over "margins" and an unpleasant settlement
day looming In the luture.
tckkish bond*.
Talking et the Turkish bondholder, I was assured th?
other day that 1,00" carriages have bean suppressed
this aaaaoo la London, and tnat, as a natural consequence,
there i? a corresponding number ol Jehus out of
employment ready to lake anything they can get. No
more for them the elevated pcrcb between tbe hammer
clolb*. Tbey must bow be content to ley aside
powdered wig* a ad grab up weode ai
under gardeaere- "and all along or tbera
thera Turkish bonds'" Atraws ibow which way the
wind Mowa, and .he sorrows of "Coaches" ere ertdence
of the depth to wblcb Knglteb lingers are plunged in the
Ottoman pie. Hence the great ijjh ol teliel which
the country seems to bo hearing at tbe gl:*-m ol sunshine
now Illuminating the Kastern horison. L. ?
week ali wee gloom and deepair; this week the journala
are lull ol the "peaceful feeling" which aeema te 2 '
prevail ualveraally.
cam thkbk br peace ? i
While to make louder the cry of "Peace! Peace'" I
there cornea the important news that the Sublime I
Porte, in the full flush ol its regeueraied sublimit* I
under Saltan Mourad, has conceded au armistice to the I
Insurgents. "The Sultan, ear august and well beloved I
rossier, desires to inaugurate his reiga by s measure jj.
which shall establish bis sentiments ol clemency and
of high solicitude tor bis people," and has areordihgly H
"tnrned his regards to his misled subjects el Ho.nia
and Herr.egovtna, and has detgaed to accord a full and ~
entire amnesty to all tbo laMHfanUL A delay o( .iv
weeks Is granted to them, that they may make their
submission, return home and communicate their griela
and requests to ibe local authorities, who have received
tbe order to listen with justice and kindness and to
tako all measures to assure the wellbeing of the
Ian.Dies which hare not yet returned. "
Whatever may he the Issue ol ibe difficulties between
tbe Porte snd Its t'hrisUin vassals and M gtibors, it I*
certain that for the present actual war is averted, hut
he would be a hold man who wnnld say for how long.
tbe risaxntal aspect
of the Eastern question Is treated In a singular manner
ia a recent article by one of tbe corresponded te of tbe
Daily A?wi, and tbe view* of a "Turkey mercbaut"
with whom the correapondent had an interview In a
French railroad carriage are 10 novel and ingenious
that thev are worth extracting. Talking oi the eucceaa
ion to tho throne nt tbe Ottoman Empire la Europe, I
tbe Turkey merchant thug delivered blmaell upou lha I
question:? I
Tbe new raign ia a new ralgn, aad that ia all. It I* ao? I
lha beginning of a new political era. The power wlnah wai 1
formerly la tue bands ol tbe Janissaries It now In tbe hands
of the inftaa. In Rirvpl it ? one# possessed by tho Maine,
lake*, till my old friend Mehrmel All abated tbem. W's
ball ee? a rapid succession ot suitani, perhaps two or thrri
during the nexl year; and then the Khedive will probaM)
atlargc tha borders ol hi* garments and ol hie dominions
He will be tha neat real Caliph.
Tho correspondent coald not quite ?oe tha point, and,
after aoma further couveraailoii, asked:?
"Taking all your view* for granted, where do you see lb)
Ehedtve of r.rvpt among them r"
"I see the Khedive of Riypl," returned the Turkey mer
chant with axtrama dryness, "on the stock Rxrhaoc*
You may not, perhaps, ba awara that ha Is uos of lbs uiosi
aatnte of living priaees. lis Is cleverer than the cleverest
of them : shrewder oven then the King of Italy or tho Km
paror of Brastl, who are both sharp men la their war."
"How does that prova your case?" Inquired the iaten
Why thus, ' replied his companion;^Turkey will be in
had odor until she hae paid her uebte. and thrre Is no likelihood
that Moured V., will be able to nay them Thereloru
hie throne will ba Insecure, aud any change which promlsaa
alvidamls to the houdbind. r may ha eagerly welcomed ia tha
roonay market. Tha King of lireaca might have a ctanre
ol reviving the Hyssntlne Kmpire. hut firee e and all her
prominent politicians are Buancially dlecredited. There le
no other aeriuu* competitor for the llttomsa Kmpire eul tha
Khedive, who hae not only much money but much brains.
Tha idea of msatng himself Sultan was warmly rherished
hy Meliemat All. who often talked to me
shout It. and who wnnld have certainly carried
ant hit ap. relation II lewd Palmers)on
lied not upset his hopes. It would suit manv people la
heck the Ki.edlve. who, whatever may be supposed to the
rontrary, Is immensely rich . and whn knows the nees of
money tu politics most tluiroughly. His advent to thn
Caliphate would cause each a ji?e In Turkish securities
when tha business part of it was wall undarstood, Shat tew
events seeui mure probable to me lie would be untram'
mailed hy any engagement, and rmild grant such canoe*,
ilons to the < briatlans as would amply satisfy them II*
would then he merely ia the position of a monarch of a par
livnlar rallwlowa rr*M w.k.rnliii, .nina .III,i.,lI whn hi.Iil I
Mfffrtfll fafth. hwry ?ov?r?iicn ! in thlt po?ition.'?
**M liermnln rrIM ill* railway pnri?rt; and w% win
wparitfd in tb? confaniou which followed.
A in-* Id It ion was made last night At tb? I-caviM
Art Rooms to oar Centenniul art exhibitions. Tho
romnant of picture connoisseur* who hiro not been
driven Irons tho city by tho groat boat woro assembled
it tho private view, and tho general criticism
was very favorable to the new collection. Nearly
all the modern painters ol tho French, tierman
and Italian aclioola who are looked
upon with larur in tbia onuniry nro represented. Tho
moot important work* aro "Romeo and Jallet," by
James Hertrand. which la probably the artial s graatast
picture, and Louis Oalloit's "Columbus in Irons."
Kaooeurn, Zamaoota, Toulomoneb. Carolna, Wlttoma,
Record are among the artists represented in thiecollection,
which will hoonjaxhibltmn daring the samtner
Between b.OuO and (1,000 people perlahed In'thin
country Inst year victims of kerosene oil accidents. So
said Mr. Kufua S. Morrill, of Boston, In an address before
the American Chemical Society last nlgbk Mil
Merrill contended that avary'lamp In the land when
burning. In n temperature of seventy-Bee or eighty degree*,
oil ot the Igniting tent required by law?110 da
fro**?ta in an exploatre condition and Decrfa b'ifc
Ignition la tha bowl to prod una dlaaatrr. Maoy wmntide
mao, Lba rpeaker aatd, a ad nupposod that tho flash
polat waa lba point ol safety, but ha damonalraiad by oxpari
tnant paths aaiNhciloo af hat andlaaco thait, hirty or
tbirty-flTa degroae bo low tba igniting point. Oil altar
horning lltaan or twraly mmntaa. will prod u re an ex. A
ploaiva gaa. It waa aiao demonnraud that oil with an ^k
igniting point of 140 drgreea 1a In an expioaira condition ^^k
when hnrnod in rioted aa ia laaterna on shipboard and
in railwayfcara. Naphtha, lba apaaknr nlaimad to bo
the moat daagarona of all praparatloa of patroleura
A fampia of It at aaraoty drgraaa waa aah}sctod to ?'
teal usually applied by retail drolera to aatlaty
toman. A lighted match waa hold to an open
it wliboni Ignition taking place. A* small port
pnt Into a can, shaken up and a light latrodnceJI^^^^^^^H
aa exploatoa occurred, snowing that tha
axploslra open mixing tha oxygon
pharo Tha apankar claimed that oil
teat of NO dagreas in ordar to bo
device nonld he nentrired which woo Id
horning of aa artielo InharanU/ too#

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