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NEW YORK POLITICS.
Progress of tlie Campaign in the ? City of New \ ork. A PECULIARLY MIXED CANVASS. Tammany Hall Candidates and Their Prospects. THE TREACHERY SCARE. The Conference Committees Still Unable to Agree. So disjointed and peculiar a political canvass within ?o short a period procodiug election duy has scarcely sver before been seen In this city. It is a marvel of which no ono can givo a lull explanation During the past week vigorous efforts have bocn Hindu by our statesmen to unravel the tangled knots und baruionizo the conflicting olonients which oppose Tammany Hail. N'tghi aud day caucus and conference have been held' In all parts of tho city; socrel consultations havo taken plnco between political loaders; tho anli-Tam tnanyites, Gormans and Independent citizens' purty awaited with brouthh ts anxiety the action of tho re publicans; couriers nud peacemakers were despatched from ouo headquarters to auotlior, yet tho Intrigues wcut on, and really nothing of a tangible nature bus resulted. It lins been a bedlam of contusion and wire pulling. Night has been turned into day by llio mysterious political W'arwicks who claim to rule us by right of succossiou. liolted doors carefully kopi !n. Ilde the murnturings of dlscoulcuted delegates. At the i iltfi Avenue Hotel. Astor House. Mouuincul House, Irving Hull und No. ltitl Fifth avenue dully con fidential gatherings have been hold by the score. Tlie whole situation proves a particular puzzlo to the Tain many opposition loaders. Tho Wigwam ilung her banner to the brcezo, oruuruentid with the name of Mmth Ely, Jr., for Mayor. "My candidate" policy wus abolished. Its abandonment struck terror into the hearts of tho opposition. .Since then a "sea of trouble" hus surrounded the deliberations. The fac tions struggled utio against tho other until it looked as if they would ail go to pieces. Tho quotatiou became truthfully apnurent? .So lalse u taction and so smooth a liar At thai II never uud a side entire. cojcui.vatiox ruusi'Kcrs. Of course, the topic which usurped the exclusive at tention of our oity politicians lor tho past few days reluied to the prospects of a combination ticket in op position to Tammany HalL It w as conce led on all sides that a ticket ol this character, boaded by Audrew H. Green for Mayor, would prove a strong one. The elemouts ready to couibino were ol such u temper as to secure ibo organization of a formidable body an tagonistic to the ambitions of' tho Wigwam. Siiico tho day that Tammany announced her ticket there hus been uo rest lor this opposition. Tho leaders liuvo been hieing hither und thither in yucst of vantage points lor the onslaught. Tboy havo bcou lucllug tho pulse of tho public and of ono another at tho sumo lime. No ono could toll what alliances might be made ?r what antagonisms crop up. The situutlou, theio loro. was chaotic. The eloiuents ol solid strength loatcd about, but it needed a master hand to weld Ihem together. HAX'Ul'IXK KXKMJKS OP TAUXAXY IIALL soil tend that tho county ticket of that organization, with ho oxcoptiou of Smith Ely, Jr., is doomed to leriuiu doleat If tho outside eloinonts unite with re publicans in placing a first class ticket*In the hold. The atiU-Taramnnyites, Germans uud citizens' purty wore poMoctly willing to go Into tho combination with republicans lu case they could get u just representa tion upon the ticket. Tbo opposition withlu ropubh tan ranks to this programmo arose principally iroin ?fflce-holders und their confederates. Tho masses of 'he parly favor the combination. It Is uu the latter kypothcsls that some of Comptroller Green s friends irgue In lavor of running their lavorite for the Mayor klly, either with or without republican indorsement. They contend tbat it would be a material help to Mr. l'lldea's cuuvass il the Comptroller could bo induced to stand the brunt of the battlo in this city, backed by the Germans, Independent citizens and ami-Tammany ilea. It is cluiuiod that 2U,0u0 votes can be obtained lor Grcon on tbe republican sido even If he is not indorsed by tliat party. Tho demo cratic Mtalo and national tickets would then alone be run from tlie boxes ol tbo combinations^. Many re publicans favorable to Grocu, it is coutouded, might tbus bo induced to cast their ballots, without scratch ing, for Satnnel J. Tllden. The deures put forward by supporters ol this argu ment stand as follows.? Tammnny 50 00y Straight republican 3a 00b Independents, Germans and anil-turn many.... OuJcoO According to this statement, winch might bo con sidered rather vislouary In certain quarter?, Green would be elected Mayor by a plurality of 10,000. Tbo other stdo emphatically assert in contradiction that the entire republican vote would be polled by tho reg ulars, and that Green could not draw any of It away. This conception of the prospects would undoubtedly lea.-o Tammany master of tbe field, aud tho figures ntlgfit stand thus:? Urcen Ticket. lingular republican. 45 000 Independent 5,000 Tauiiuany f0,000 Germans 15,000 Anti-Tammany .... lo.ooo Total 30,000 it will be seen that, under cither proposition, sup posing that Greou remains in the field without the in dorsement of tho republicans, bis candidacy, wbolhur successful or otherwise, will result In considerable ad vantage to tbe democratic Presidential nominee. T AX II AX V IIA I.I. stands as a compact army. Its outposts and pickets have been called in, subordinate otliccrs ure placed lu command, peremptory orders given to close up tho ranks, wbllu stragglers ure threatened with political death lu case of tho aiigtuosi wavering. This urmy is led by Smith Ely, Jr., a tried and laltnlul oflicer. During the past week some commotion has been felt in the ranks ironi various causes. An aggressive wurlaro has been commenced in certain quarter? against some ol the candidates on tbo ticket. Then rumors have gone forth us to a broach beiwuun Governor Tllden uml Mr. John Kelly, but positive contradictions wero given to such stories by the gentlemen most interested in their truth or falsity. It is uot nkeiy ihui .Mr. Koily wou.d go so far in his expressed cnmitv lo the demo cratic Presidential candidate as to play the political Benedict Arnold at u tliue when the eyes of tha wbolo country watch this grout canvass with the most in tense anxiety. THK IX-UliOKXT CUJKFS. Tho latest attitude assumed by Junius O'llrien and John Morrlssey a Insurgent duels has given rise to considerable speculation. I he latter stands in a posi tion ol urmud neutrality. IIis relation to Tammany and her toes may be compared to lii.il ol the Czar toward ibo Turk and tbe s. rviau insurgents. Ho is nut in open war with ibu Wigwam, but Ins followers mi the ranks of the opposition, lie drew out ol anil Tamuiany and rectved it notable impetus iroiu Chairman hchaici. Tbo propoaillou as io a uuiou bei ween Tain many and h< r anti wus approved by tnui.* He was beaten, aud Mr. Kelly went ahead with his ticket. Morrisscy received uo recognition, and he i* regarded at present us out ol active service ll a proper coml.i oaiion ticket is placed In the held Mr. Murnssey declares thai be will support it in opposition to Tuminuny Hall. No ouu can question his allegiance to Governor Tllden bud Hie national ticket, lie h s always been an en- ' ihusiasitc supporter of the reform Governor, and will uot allow his preference on local issues to intern re with national mailer?. O'iiricu wields the entire power ol the auii-Tamiiiariy machine, and wher ever ho goes will follow tho rwyonty of the members of that organization. lie made a snuggle for harmony und union between the democratic hoots, but certain Tain many loaders would not recognize ma claim and the ellort tailed. Within the post week ho has held his force- well m band. I ho unli Tauimauy organization, through lis conference and executive couitnitieua, has presented a ho;d front 10 the ioe, mid uow ibey propose to hominuio a straight ticket of their own. It i* rumored, however, that Mr. Ely'? frlendi have been at work among tho rank i.nd ?? a id that an eflori will be made at the County Con " ' of Monday night to indorse that gentleman Mayoralty. TH? HBXATOHIAL COSTKHT. throe vacancies to be filled In the tomato e at Hie coming elreiion, as follow-:? district of this city, in place of James seed; in the Thiitvuntli (Albany) 'lis Hainlltou Harris (nominated for Con fiirty-flral (Huffaio) district, In place , of Sherman 8. Ropm, nominated on the repub'icau ticket lor l.lcuteuum Governor l'lie rt|mbl itn ma jority .u the Sonata nt it* r-<l scegtou was oniy ?:x. 1 lie dentil ol the drst iwo and llie nomination ol tiio in-t mentioned leave* a chuuce lor the democrats to recover lost ground, and it they rarrv those threo districts the complexion of the Senate will be chunked to sixteen democrats and sixteen republicans. In view 01 the importance .it this contest the volo ut the Senatorial candidates ut the election of ls7i i* uppelidod: ? ?IKTU DlsTli.CT. Aifmoly DitL F'ltth XicJiuli, Month, Deal. hit !?. . 2, 949 209 ?2. bbl J, 772 3, ti'2d 9,444 ll.fl.s8 Totals 2 n7?"J,|i I"uJ?r:li' was, at that time. 2,224, and in 167;* the republicans this your have placed In nomination Mr. Frederick W. Seward, a very strong caudldate, who it itkely to carry the district lor his party by an increased majority, iautinany Hal: has presented Colonel A llred W'agslntl. Jr., formorly a member ol Assembly, fnis gentleman is said to bo a hard worker, .u.d, his friends allege, will leave no stono unturned to secure success in his contest with Mr. sow ird. niiKTsxxTn nisruicT. Dayton (dona.), 14,223. Harris (rep.), 14,472. Hamilton Harris' majority tu 1876 was 24U la 1873 Due to u carried the district by a majority of 2,162. tiiikty-ukst oisvuict. Torranco .dem.j, 14,477. linger* (r?p.), 18,031. lingers in*|onty m 1ST.*. 3,6u4. Guuaon's idem.) majority tn lt>73. 708. lly the abovo figures it will bo soon that a lively and close coined inuy he expected in tho Filth, Thirteenth and Thtrty-Urst Senatorial districts of the Stale. I'UK CONURKmUOXAL FK1UT. The canvass in the seven Congressional districts will not assume very exciting proportions according to tho present ouiluok. A clean walk over la uearly ull tho districis by tho Tamtnucy candidates is probable. In the Filth district, composed ot the First, Second. Third, Fourth, Filth, sixth, Kightli and Fourteenth wards, Mr. K. R. Meade has boeu shelved and Mr. Nicholas Mullcr [Hit lu his place. A good deal of sym pathy was aroused lor ihu latter ccutleinuh in conse quence ol his deieat lor ihu Coruuersliip nomluatiou, so that his trieuds got logotlior sud lnsisled upou his going to Congress. He has been it hard worker tu tho democratic party, and is looked upon bv the "big chicle" us worthy ot recogntiou. Colonel M. C. Mur* phy bus been uninitiated by the anli Tammany party. This gentleman was tormerly a member o( Assembly and has resided lor u long lime in tho district. Colonel Juines K. Kerrigau is tflso a candi date. He claims to rcproseut tuu American element, Mailer the German and Murphy tho Irish. Mr. Anthony EtckUoll was u candidato lor rc nomiiiution for Coroner, but wue defeuted in the Tam many Convention. This was a sore blow to KiekbolHs ambition, but his wounded toolings have been appeased by receiving the Tauimiiny uonnuaiiou lor Congress ut tne Seventh district! There may ho a close rucc here. The outside factions talk ol nominating James Daly, ex-member ot Assembly, who ran lor Senator lust year on llio Tain ninny ticket and was deloulcd. It :s not likely, however, that Mr. Daly will be induced to run, tililiough ho would bo bueaed by Mr. Ottcudorlcr and luUuunual Gorman Inllacucce. I'lio other districts indicate a clean walk over lor tho democratic candidate-?Abrunt S. Hewitt, Fer nando Wood, Hcnjamlu A. Willis, S. E. Cox and Elijah Ward. J Tilt. NEXT ASSKMDI.Y. A vigorous struggle will be made by democrats throughout the Siuto to carry the next Assembly, but many doubt their ability to do so. According to political statisticians it will require, ut least, a demo cratic majority ot 4i),UOd m the Stute ol New York to insure tho lower house. Then tho political cumpaigu complexion ol all'alrs m iy be exactly the same as when Governor t'lldon was elected in 1874. Tho "respon-dblo majority" ol 1876 in the Assembly will bo recollected with sarcastic smiles (or many years to come. Tho democrats, beaded by their pugnacious Speaker, "Jeriy" Mogul re, were completely befogged by tho adroit manipulations or the republican minority under "Jimmy Hustod's" leadership. Tho spoctHcle may again bo presented next year. Tho 8euuio will stand republican unless the throe districts elsewhere alluded to go democratic. The dcuiocruis msy secure tho Governor and Assembly. There will be a deadlock, as far as party measures are concerned, between the two tactions. And should ttio republicans secure I lie Assembly and loso tho Governorship tho dcujlock will be just as laid. Ductus ItobiUeon will sit In the Executive Chamber as tho democratic Hercules, ready to voio any hills which llavor ol corruption or partisan spirit. On the othor hand, In case ot the election ot Morgan, the repub licans may have the whole Held to themselves Senate, Assembly and Governor. This supposition also points ont the possibility of tho ropublicsns curry ing the country, so that a llerco tight will ho inaugu rated between tho candidates lor Assembly upon both sides. In this city Tammany Hall and the republicans have also nominated a majority of tbclr candidates. The delay ot selUsh leaders in combining against Tain many loaves the Held open to Ibo candidate of that party, aud it is Icared more bad men may bo eloctod, as usuul. Tammany has, however, many good candidates this year. Olio of tboto that we overlooked tn a recent article Is that ol T. K. C. Kcclosino, In the Nineteenth district, a young lawyer ot capacity aud well earned repute. TnK JUDICIAL POSITIONS. Nothing can bo said lu an advising spirit as to the best candidate lor Judicial positions tu be votod lor ut tho coining election. Tammany Hall has nominated a lull county ticket, and tho people uro now at lull lib erty to criticise '.be strength utid weakness of tho can didates. The opposition has not yet placed in nomina tion a single candidates us far us these positions uro concerned, although wo are In the last week preceding the cioctiou. The autl-Tummsuyltos talk ol William C. Trupbagcn und the inucpcndent citizens ot John K. Durrill lor Surrogate. Either of these gentlemen would make an acceptable candidato. For the Superior Court Mr. F. F. Murbury lias tilso been favorably mentioned, together with ex-Judge Koch lor the Marine Court. A number ol Influential friends also press the name of Mr. M. J. A. MuuCallrcy, a respecta ble uptown lawyer, lor u pluce on tho judicial ticket. The people are keenly alivo lo the nocossity or pulling pure und upright citizens upon tho Bench, and if the opposition to Tammany Hall combine upon Irreproach able candidates there is a strong probability ol success for ibctn. TUK SIIUIKVALTV. One of tho strongest points put forward In behalf of Mr. Bernard itclhy the Taminuny candidate fof Sheriff, is that ho ts a man of considerable experience In that nratich or public lilc. The Sheriff ot tins county lias uu imineuie responsibility upon his stiogl dcrs. Tho cure of mllllous, in cash and property, is olteu among his onerous duties. Much laxity Tor the past low years hue governed the business ol .'his irn portuul deparuiiLtiU Evils have grown up o' a grave character which should be remedied. Many of those evils tiuvo resulted from electing gcntlruien to tho olllce ol Sheriff who have no earthly contcpliou of the duties. Objections 111 this spirit caliuol be raised to Mr. Ileilly. Fur til teen years ho occupied the positiou of deputy sheriir. Durrng this long yertod he became familiar with the technical routine ui tho whole olUccs Wiu re the Interest* of thousunds of lawyers and litigant, are concerned this qualification Is rery necessary. Tlio Shcrifl's o111co requires to be roorgaulzod. Tho laws proscribing the duties and ruiuutierulion ol the Sheriff are loosely draw n, and require n general ovcrhnullug by the legislature. It Is a Uilstsko lo supposo that tho oflico Is worth $100,000 uunuoiiy. Its running expenses are very large, and have ro bo dolravod out ol the pocket ol the i-borifl hllubcif. Then tne business has lullcn off immensely sinco the Bankruptcy law weut into force. Apologies are thus oftentimes made lor overcharges bv deputies, where tlio compensation al lowed by law is entirely inadequate lo pay even the expenses incurred in the discharge ot duttos prescrlboj under the statute* Mr. Conner, the prascut Sheriff, bus ngulu and agsiu pointed out the necessity for legis lative interference in these particulate TliK KLKCTIOX TICKrTH. In vlow of tho peculiar minors floating tn tlic air as to the contemplated treachery among democrats in this city toward jtauiuel J. I'llden, it may bo well lor the voters to understand how the tickets which they cost in Uie ballot boxes arc printed aud distributed by Tauitusuy Hall. I..est Sunday's Hsiialii contained uu a. count of the number ol boxos used at ths dillercul polling places, tho.r indorsement aud a lull explana tion as lo ibo tickets themselves. The printing and distribution ol them tiekeis ts also a very important duly. M he aetuul manual work of printing is anointed 1 to by a committee appointed lor that purpose. I The moiubers arc designated by the Chairman ol tho Committee on Organization, Mr. John Kelly. This sub-committee makes the contracts with soutc print ing establishment, und tho tickets are sent to Turn many Had lu hags. Generally on tho Sunday pre ceding emotion day a meeting of tlic chairman of each Assembly ill met committee Is called ul the Wigwaui lor tho purpose of distributing these tickets. A bug is provided lor each district, an J handed over lo tho euro of the cha riiien, who are personally responsible lor tho 'propor handling ami control ol those important slips of paper. Alter being removed from Tam many Hall the bags are brought homo to tlio respective residences of thess gentlemen. 11 treachery wore intended here Is the time to accomplish it. Vor Inslance, tne electoral tickets ol Hayes und Whonler might be substituted in many Instates* lor that of T tldeii arid Hendricks. "Hunching" means a proper arrangement ul the tickets, wiill rubber bands uround oaeb lot, in order that they may bo tho tnoru ea-lly bandied by the voter. Formerly this "bunching" was done in the diflercut districts. Now it Is attended to in tlio printing ofllcc. If the slightest suspicion Is aroused in ilia minds ot any democrat going to tho polls tie h*d butter cxatnino cureiuily his whole bunch ot tickets one by one. It is easy lo deceive a good many ignorant people in this connection, us hundreds do not give the slightest attention lo a proper exami nation, while hundreds ol others cannot read or write, and must, tin rcloro, rely upou tho statements ol friends as to the printed mailer upon the r ballots. Another treacherous dodge Itus boeu resorted to by politicians having charge of tlic tickets, In burulng them up on ibo eve ol election in the interest of partic ular candidates. This has been frequently done. I he gentlemen who wdl have charge of tho Tam many tickets on next election day tu the twonty-ouo Assembly districts and 'I wenty third and Twenty-lourth w..rd? ol this city are as follows:? First district?Nicholas M tiller, second district?William P. Kirk. Tliin district?John Birmingham. Fourth district?Thomas Shells. F':fih district?Henry A. Gum tile ton. Sixth district?Titnothr J. Campbell. Seventh diitr.ci?Martin T. McMabun. Eighth district ? E. D. Gale Ninth d strict?Edward Gilon. Tetith district?Anthony KitghofJ'. Eleven h district?Augustus .SchoiL Twelllh district?Heury Vtoilman. Thirteenth district?Sidney I' Nichols, Fourteenth district?Bernard Belli). Fifteenth district?Michael Fllxsirutnoni Sixteenth district?Edward Cooper. Seventeenth district?Frederick Smyth. Eighteenth district?JoLn Kelly. Nineteenth rtistrict? Daniel P. Tlemaln. Twentieth district?Jon nh J. O'Donoghuc. Twenty-first district?Hugh H. Moore. Twenty third want?Willidra CauUiweli. Twenty lourtb ward?H D. Purroy. The night immediately preceding election tlie ai.ove gentlemen distr bum the ticltois to their subordinates, who have charge o! the various election district", 'I which there are about 000 in the whole city These subordinate* have also a good deal o! power as to the ??bunchnig" and handling of tickets ut their diueict-l election booths. THE CONFHltENCK COMMHTKE?NO CONCLl'Sl0* AltltlVED AT AS .TO A COMBINATION TICKET. The Committee* of Conference of anti-Tammany, In* dependent Citizens and German* tuet ut the Aster Iiou.-e at eleven o'clock yesterday morning, and con tinued their session uutll a lute hour last evening 1' was gcnerully understood among the members of the committees that the republican organization would uot coalesce with them tn the presentation of a ticket o|> posed to Tumtnany llall, ao that they cuino together with the avowed Intention of placing a ticket in the Held which would commend Itself lo the support ol ill classes of the community, trrespoctlvo of party con sideruttons. Pending the discussion of this Joint con ference committee a large crowd of Interested politi cian* assembled in (he rotuuda and voatlbulos of '.be Aslor House. Among thorn was u considerable sprink ling of republicans Irom dillcrcnt ward* of the city, who argued in lavor of a combination ticket as op posed 'lo Tammany Hall. They denounced the official* who stood In (ho way ol so popular a tusiuti. and coutendod that a scloct list of candidates would receive a majority of votes at the hands of those who stood out manlally against the machine pou > r In politics * Discussion and rumor as to proceedings ol the con ference were freely Indulged tu during tn* whole dajr. It was generally coucedcd that the 1' .inmany opposi tion hud Inucred away very valuable lime in not pre senting a ticket lor the suffrages of independent voters long before the present time. Thoy had ample oppor tunity to do so, in viow of IDC fact thai Tammany hud put forward her cantliduios ten davr previously. This was the peculiar situation ol ailairs when the lliree committees mot in Joint conference yes terday. At the time they cauie together il was thoroughly uudcistood, upon all sides, that uo chances existed of republican coalition. Next eumo ilie only proposition lo11?to place an independent tickot In tbo iielu capable ol meeting with an otiibusiustie support on the part of tbe citizens ol all parlies. This position ol ailairs occupied tbo utloutlou ol tbo commiUocs tor sovcrul hours. Comptroller Greon's name was brought lorw&rd us n canulilato lor Mayor aud tbo proposition seemed to meet with general approval Next cauie the discussion us to proper candidates lor Sheriff, County Clerk, Surrogate, Judge ot the Superior Court, Judge of. the Marine Court, Coroners and AJdernien-ut-Large. The priucipul points of difference, as reported, hinged upon tbo Shrievalty. Kx-Sherltl O'Brien stood out promtuen ly as a candidate and friends Insisted upon his recognition. I he time thus wore on. At six o'clock the couiuitllou took it recess for an hour. The consultations wi re ontliely secret, but front what was gleuuod through conversation with the mem bers It was understood that u stormy session had takon placo. Several cuudidutcs had boon mentioned lor tbe various luminous. At tills hour the proposed tickets stood us follows:? For Mayor?And row H. Green. For Sheriff?Ktumons Clark. For County Glork?Theodora Glaubcnsklo. For Surrogate?William C. Trupbagen. For Judge of tbo Superior Court?Charles A. Pea body. For Judge of tbo Murine Court?Joseph Kocb. Aldermen-at-Largc?John H. Sherwood, Herman Ubl, R. G. Cornell, J. Graham llyall. The understanding then was that the Coroners slioujft bo divided between the threo organizations, one to each. The committees thon separate! for the purposo ol consulting with their respective orgsuizuilons. At seven o'clock tbey earn* together again fur tbo purpose of Dually agreeing upon a tickot. Tbo autl Tuinm myites evidently wanted to nonilnato James O'Brien lor Sheriff', aud tbey would not reccdo irotn their position. Additional names wore montioued also for this office. Objections worn then made to otner candidates previously proposed. 11 was evident lliat no agreement could bo arrived at last night as to an opposition tickot. so that shortly alter eight o'clock an adjournment took pluco uuttl eleven o'clock to-morrow morning. THE REGISTRATION?183,008 NAMES RE CORDED?AN INCREASE OF 38,230 OVER LAST TEAR. Yesterday was tlio last registration day. Tho follow ing table shows the total registration by Assembly dia triuts as comparod with the four procodlng years:? Diet 1872. 1.... 6.648 2.... 6,486 3.... 4,037 4.... 7,285 6.... 7,437 6.... 6,100 7.... 0,037 8.... 8,789 9 7,773 10..., 6,466 11.... 7,562 12.... 6,21'J 13.... 0,637 4,917 14.... 15..,. 8,322 16.... 7,601 17.... 0,024 18.... 7,246 19.... 4,661 20... 19,460 21.... 19,073 Ward 23.... ? 24.... ? 1874. I 1875. I 187(1 Tola'. | 149,010 5.4.15 4,808 4,144 6,322 5.878 4,30ft 4,42! 7,312 6,70; 4, IK". Mat. 8 442 4,527 8,811 6,550 6.501 8,059 6,361 3.704 8,834 0.218 123,878 5,900 6.8841 5,050 4,600 6.T80 *, 621 4,086 6,308 8.06ft 7,372 6,830 6,624 6.620 6,350 4.407 7.408 7,628 9,780 0.964 4,156 10,691 10.801 8,182 1,720 146,218 4,9151 4,5811 6.818 6.407) 4.910 6,041 7,684 7,331 6.646 6 348 6,814 6,430 4,470 7,701 7,2.6 9,830 0,850 4,306 lO.OOO) 10,861 3.081 1,657 144.838 183.068 Increase over registration of 1872 34.058 lycreuse over registration ol 1873 69,190 II,urease over registration ol 1874 .. 36,860 Increase over icgistratlou ol 1876 38,230 The following tablo will show tho difference botweon the total vote polled In the clt> during tho past four years and the registration of those years:? Vote Vote Lett than Tears. Registration. Dolled. Registration. 1872. 149,010 132,489 10,621 187 3 123,878 106,412 18.400 187 4 146,218 13*1,344 13,874 1876 144,838 123,888 16,960 Tho vote was dividdd daring tho same years as fol lows :? Democratic Republican Democratic Tears Vole Vote Majorities 187 2 77,814 64,675 23,139 187 3 69, .02 35,710 33.992 187 4 87,436 44,90.4 42.528 1876 79,274 49,614 29,660 INVESTIGATING THE REGISTRATION?I>OST MASTKR JAMES DENIES THAT THE POST OFFICE IS REIVO USED RT MR. DAVENPORT? A PLAN THAT HAS GIVEN PROOF OF ITS IN EFFICIENCY. The accusation made against tho Post Office authori ties of Ihls city that they were mukinjt use of the mails to further the pluna of Supervisor ol Elections Daven port In his work of revising the registry lists, Is a groundless one, according to Postmaster James. The charge was, that postal cards, containing Invitations to political mocllngs, addressed to different persons throughout tho city whose uumcs snd addresses were obtained Irotn ilio registry lists, which were returned to the various stations us the persons addressed could not bo lound, were boing made use ol to detect illcgul would-be voters. A 11kuai.ii reporter ycsier day culled on Postmaster James and asked him If it was a luct that the Post Otilco was bring used in the manner charged. "There Is not a word of troth In the statement," said Mr. James. "Postal cards aro ovary day sent to the inula office Irom tho stations because tho persona to whom tney were addressed could not he louud. " The reporter then uccompunied Mr. Juiiios, at his request, to u room ou the sumo floor as his own, where ho showed the reporter a bundle of postal cards that had boon received Irom some of the slnltous. lie oxptained that tboy bad buon sent to tho muiu office as coon as it ??.< discovered that tho persons whoso addresses were written upon them could not bo louud. "Not a single card sent to ibis otlieo Irom the stations," said lie, "has been shown to auy person, and the stutomeni that Mr. Davenport is making use ol tnc returned cards to OKTKOT I LI.KI* A L VOTKKS Is not true lie has not seen one el the cards since they came to the office, nor would he ho allowed to ex amine thorn, nor would anybody else." Air. James thou uuoyi d the reporter tho law relating to ilic treatment ol posini euros by pustuia.-iers. t he section applicable to postal cards that fail to reach tho persons addressed, Is us lollows:? hi tl.eir treatment *? mull matter titer (postal cards) are to he regarded by po>tui?-lars the same as sualed letters, Hiol not at pril led mailer, except that In no case win un claimed cards he returned u< the writer or sent to the Dead Letter Office. II not delivered within sixty days rioin tbo time of receipt they will he berned by postmaelert. The following section ol tho law lie also pointed out ^ts upplicublo to letters "returnable:"? l mi mined prepaid let!-is a lush hear spec a1 request lor their return within a spcclllid number ol diy? must ho promptly returned by the postmaster at the uxpiratlon of the time mentioned, and if no time Is given lor such return they inii>t he returned nl the expiration of thirty days from the data Of receipt ?t the office. "Ol course,'' raid the Postmaster,"all letters returned Which have no ?uch special request are sent to the Dead hotter Office alter a given period. As to tins matter ol making use of tho Pom utltoo Department lor electioneering purposes in the tnuniior described, 1 repeat that there Is no inundation lor it. " A HAD HLAX. Postmaster James I* lie doubt correct thai the de partment. m; lur as l.e Is aware, Is not being used by tin-agents of Mr Davenport; but It Is quite probablu that some ol the* htulion ugeuls have, without bis knowledge, plnyed, if not into the hands of Mr. Davenport, at least Into the bunds ol Home ol his over zonlous intents. For instance, the name* on tho registry list ol a oertaln election d!-trlct are copied and * copy !i given to the elation mutter I'ottal curdt are then addrem-ed by tbe-tuper eiiuirt to the parties named on the list, Inviting them lo attend some meeting or other. All the cards re iuruo.l arc carefully scrutinized at the mulion, the names lo whom they were addressed are cheelcud oil", and the supervisor gets ihe checked list, rhe cards ?ps then sent to the inalu oillce. where Postiuatier James and every other othcial there mav he ignorant oi ihe use already made of them Mr Davenport yesterday domed that this sly game has been played this year, hut li is t notorious fact ib.it it was played some years ago !t was then con tiuered quite a Utut (lodge, but that It did not meet mo expectations of us promoters is shown by ibo acknowl edgement of Vir. Davenport, which he utado yesterday, that "the plan was not an efficient one. " It certainly was not; slid il it lias been tried this year, as alleged, la somo of the districts, it will only result in giving great auuoyauce to legal voters on the day of election, wno may be challenged without good cause. It oitcn happens that a man who makes it s point to have all letters addressed to him sunt to his oillce ts so bothered at elcctiou times by postal cards relating lo political meetings, Sic., being tent to h.s house or the house where he boards, that he givo* I be servaut orders lo tell the postinun that do such person lives in ilia bouse as the one addressed. Yet what proof is this ibal ?ucli a man whose uauie la on iho registry list has registered Illegally ? No wonder Mr. Davenport says He plan is not ?n "olTlcieut" cue. The return of a postal ca/d, then, tg not always evidence that the mun to whom 11 wus addressed does not reside at the place where the card was aouu In somo cases it may tur n;aii a clew to fraud, but ?s a rule It only supplies supervisors with au additional Instrument wherewith lo aunoy and bother legal voters at the polls. oovkbnob tildkn's registration. Governor Tllden has registered In the Twouty-thtrd elect .iti district of the Sixteenth Assembly district at No. J4i Tlilrd avouue. The oath wus admluistcrod to him uy the inspectors and he was vary particular in tnswerlng the questions. Tho record Is as follows:? ltestdeiuc. No 118 Kant Twentieth street, lorms of residence?Election district, eluvon years: as fcuibly district, twi-uty-threo years; county, thirty seven yeais. Ago, sixty-two. Nativity. United Sutton. Color, while. Quulitiud voter, yes. Messrs. \V. T. I'olton and George W Smith, the Governor's private secretaries, who reside with htm. were also yesterday registered at the same place, Mr. Pelton having lived nine years in the election district and Mr. fSmtlh six years. NATURALIZATION I BAUDS? MOliB FALSB WIT NESSES DETECTED. Yesterday Chief Supervisor Davenport and his corps of assistants were still at work revising the registry returns and examining Ibo naturalization list. Ho said to it reporter that a complete record of fraudulent attempts at registration could not be lurnishod lor some time, but that every effort wag being made to prevent repeaters voting at the polls. Various in stances of fraudulent naturalization hud been discov ered in the oourso of the day, and additional warrants of arrest had been lasuod to pro vent unlawfully created sftizuus from exercising tho right of suffrage on eviction day. The Iai6e witness system had boon carried on to tho last day, onf man having boon arrested by Marshal C/owlcy, as stated la yesterday's pupor. Another /asc occurred at the Democratic Naturalization Coin* milioo's rooms, where lac witness succeeded in vouch ing lor un applicant, but through the vigilance ol the head clerk and an ofiicer on duty was detected bvloro ho could go to court. A Gormau named Weinberger canto to the rooms to apply lor his papers. Me was Ignorant of tho routine proscribed, and not vtty famil iar with the English language. One of the people who have lately inlo.ited the neighborhood and made a business of toitllylng falsely lor petty remuneration met this mun and proposed to vouch that ho bad known him for over six years, provided ho was paid for It. Tho ollor was accepted, and both applicant and witness went before the committee. Boih were subjected to the usual coui'so ol questions and suqstoded iu answering them sulufuciorilv. Weinberger was lurnishod with s ticket and sent with a incssengbr to tho court Oil tho way the behavior ol tho witness gt-vo tilhcer Gursldo, who was ou duty, cuuso lor susploiou, unci ho ut ouco drew the ultcutiou of Mr. Davis, the clerk in churge, to it. The latter stopped the pair und questioned Woinberger. At Ural lie claimed uu acquuiutnuce ol many years' duration with the witness, but, ou being threatened with arrest, acknowledged that ho hud just. mot him and had purchased his services for tho con sideration ol inlrty cents. 01 coarse the ticket wus at once cancolled and applicant and witness summarily ejected. This witness, II was thought, did not propose to appear before a judge, but Intended to wboculu tbe applicant out ol his money and then desert liitn In the crowd which swarmed about the court chambers. Another case was detected whore tuv price of iniquity was a glass ol liquor. There Is no doubt that many of these lalto witnesses have tendered their services to applicants, but few ol them have reached Iho court aud givcu sivoru testimony. Mr. David, tho chairman of tbe Democratic Committee, avid yesterday that on tkoaoth of September, when the work of naturaliza tion wus begun, he gave nil his clorks strict ardors to oxeretse the greatest caution in admitting applicants to citizenship, and ho was satisfied that while they were in sesslou they havo endeavored to curry out tho spirit as well us tho loiter of tho luw. The managers ol the Republican Committco lusko substantially tho same statement, and claim that uo illegality suscep tible of detoctlun escaped them during their term of ofllca TUG CAMPAION COMMITTEES. Local Dolltlca was the general topic of conversation yesterduy ut tho dUlbrcui headquarters. Tlio green back party wore on tho feucc?didu't know which tickot they would support, or, whether tbey put ? ticket or their own In the liold or not. Ono portion of the party will probably go ovor to the rcpublfbans. At tho Kvcrotl Houso Micro were many visitors, Including Governor Tildcn. Every move in local politics was watched with intcrost, oud the laol that the republi cans would not unlio with antl-Tummuuy was looked upon as mukiug Ely's victory suro. At the Independent Citizens' Commltteo the day was quietly spent. Micro being few visitors. During tbe evening Micro were many visitors of all shades of politics. Mr. Swun was almout. An Individual named Ireland socniod to occupy his placo, much to the dis advantage) ol tho organization. At tho republican headquarters everything went on about as usual. In the evening the announcement that General John A. Pix would probably receive ihc republican nomtuaiion lor Mayor was the sole topic of conversation, and was hailed with oulbusiaain by tho republicans picseuk YOUNG MEN'S DEMOCUAT1C CLUB. On Tuosdav evonlug next tho Young Men's Demo cratic Club will hold a mass mealing in the uialu lialj ol Cooper Institute, when several prominent orators will address the Irlcnds of Ttldea and Hendricks, t he Hon. Joseph l'ulltzer, of Missouri, has promised to speak. KINGS COUNTY POLITICS. THE FIELD REVIEWED ON THE OTIIEli BIDE OF THE KIVKB?TDK CANDIDATES, DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN, TO BE VOTED FOB ON NEXT TUESDAY WEEK. There Isa very lively canvass in progress la Drouk lyu aud throughout tho county ol Kings. ilio long pent up llrcs of political enthusiasm linvo broken out wiih trruprcssiblo ardor ami parlies and factious are "pulling wires" day and utglH to eflocl their respective objects. Tho early part ol tho week witnessed tho withdrawal of twolvo or fourteen of what wus termed tho "new*clcmoiil" Irotn tho regular Democratic Gen eral Committee. Tho reason lor this course was given by Micui in a public card, in which tbey asserted that Hugh Mclaughlin had lorcod nominations In conven tion and thai they could not conilnuo to co operate with Ilio organization on that account. Their resignations wcro accepted 'by tho coin mitioc, and, though tboir loss uiuy bo mourned nt this particular epoch, their places can readily bo Illicit. The "bolters" express thoir deter mination of atauding firm, however, tor tho Stale aud national tickets. The regulars ot the douiocralic partv promisii that tho electoral ticket will go out of Kings county with Ironi 18,000 to 20,000 majority; and us an evnlonco of the assertion tbey point to tho oxiruordl unry Increase In iho registration this year, which has gone up to oo.ooo. They claim that it is but lair to assume thai the Biignionisilon of voters m duo to tbe naturalization ot foreigners, and to the maturing of tho suns oi lorotgoers, and that such citizens will co operate wiih the democratic party, i ho lusion ticket put in nomination lor republicans and dissatisfied democrats has Its strong and its weak points. Its weak points are that n very considerable portion of the republicans, headed by such mcu as David Williams, chuirmun of tho General Committee, opposed the fusion with ilemociats on tho floor of tho Convention which nominated the county IP kol, aud ho uitl w ith a strong backing. Tho repub licans claim to have a vote ol bclwcon 30,U0D and 36,(EM iu ilia county, and they held that a straight ticket would give them an opportunity to toward me faitlilui servitors ol their own party. Indeed, the re publican party <>rgnn, the L'mun, bitterly opposed tlio ticket at llr?t, but it Itni since been lorcoil to support It. Mayor schrooder, who is master ol the republican situation, favored the fusion, end "the boys" had to conciliate that dignitary or lose his indorsement next May, when, should their parly carry the Common Council, he will have I he nomination of all heads ol commissions, police nhd excise, water, lire mid health. The Independent democrats urn nut strong as an en rolled body, but llicy claim that their power lies in tho liWaaiisiaotion which prevail* against the local management. H is pogslblo that this dlsulleclion may prove to ho over-estimated this full in the glamour which In vests a I'ro Idonilsl campaign with the vast peironago looming up on March 4 in tho ovont of victory, and ibe Inscription flaunting on tbo party banner. "!n unity is strength." Boil; psr'ie- ire making u great cry About fraudulent registration iud colonisation in the o44 numbered wards, whteb tbey are respe jtively laboring io curry by "?'.l honorable Hi cans," or, us ll bus been maliciously suid, "dishon orable or mis. Very lew arrests have been made and ibere can be no doubt bit that tbe frau If have been micnified to absurd proportions. 1'bc following I# i partial list j! lb# candidates who solicit the votes o: their fellow eituont on No vember 7 CONGRSSSIONAU Din JityiuMicarn. Drniocrats. 4. Junius Cavansgh. William I). Veeder A 3. d. Clitticuden. Joltti W. Hun tor. 4. Solomon Spiuer. Archibald M. Bliss. AS8EM11I.Y. L Win mm H "nma John M. Clancy Richard M Marvin. John 0. 1'ruv. John J rfhaiidly 4. l'nuis G Bergen. Jaiues U. 1'ighe. 5 W W. Siephousop. W Charles li Thornton. i 8. Jacob Worth Johu M Dtllmuire. T. William li. King. C. L. Lyon. I Adrian Suydam 9 S. Gitlord Nolsou. John McGruurty. RBQISTKK. Corporal James Tauner William Barro. COUNTY l l.SUK. Walter L. Livingston. John Bolmar. COMMISSION EU OK CHARITIES. John Cunningham. Bernard Midas. Jt'STICS Of SKS8IOSS. Gilbert H. Wickbum. Andrew McKlbben. COMPTKOU.S8. Riploy Ropes. Willtaut Burrcll. aqoitok. , George S. Kingsland. William Sealing, I'OLICS Jfl'STlCC. James W. Monk. Andrew Walsh. justices or tiik peack. 1. W. A. Rowan. Daniel Ferry, 2. J am us W. Ridgeway, fc Wilson Bloom, 8. F. W. Obcrniur. Ludwig Soulier. ald mm ex. IV'arU. 1. Ourctico I.. DuraeiL ? 3. C. W. A'.tkcu. D. M. Corbott. 5. ? Thomas Stiuvlin. 7. A. j>. Rowley Fredorirk \V. I'Uillips. Kruucia Barber. William II. Merino. U. s?. XI. Griuwuld. William 11. Smpiuau. 13. W. II. Hay, Aiieon Ferguson. 15. Jotin Duviea. John P. ortnsbco. 17. W. Couroll. Joliu A. Connolly. ly. A. 1). Biurd. 21. Frederick Signs:. Martin H. L'uano. 23. V. B, Fisher. 25. Uobori llill. Jumoi T. Easlon. SUPKKTlSOliA 2. Willtuni Rcod. John Gullughor. 4. Gcorgo \V. Brush. George C. Sexton. 6. ? John II. Byrne. 8 ? Daniel Ryan. 10, ? John t. Morun. 12. ? John Currun. 14. ? Junius Klcrnor. Id Victor Egor. Joseph Burger. 18. Gcorgo L. Conerly, Gcorgo G. Brown. 20 Alexander Walker. liorutunus II llutibard. 22. ? Abrnm MundcviUu. 24. L. Richardson. \V. 11 Fleeaiun. The reform democrats or Slocumltcs huve nomi nated 'or Assembly, in the First district, Duutcl Bradley, who wits a prominent member ol the last Legislature, anu was lor eovcrul years chairman of the regular Democratic General Coinmitloo ol the county. In the Third district Peter Fogart.v has been chosen by the reioriuurs to dolent tbo aspirutioug ol the regular noinitino for Assombly. W. M. lvins is to tost what strength there ts in Bloounusm lor Assembly In the Fourth district. Mr. John T. Moran, who has been renominated lor Supervisor ou tho regular democratic ticket in the Tenth ward, oue of the largest and most Influential wards In Brooklyn, has been brought into promiuonce during the past year. Be inude u bold tight and a success I ul oue against fraudulent weight in the matter of coal issued to the |>oor of Brooklyn last week by certain county contractors, and has also rendered good service ou the Jail Committee, l'riuling and on the Committee on Laws ana Applica tions to the Legislature. Hermanus B. Hubbard, who has beon nominated for Supervisor in tho Twontioih ward, is a lawyor, and will, It Is claimod by his friends, givo his rival, Alexander Walker, it lively brush for "tho honors." Captain Daniel Ferry, the regular candidate of his parly, for Justlco of the Peace, First district, lias shown strength both inside and outside the political lines by reason of his hold upon tho rospocl o( tho citl zous who liuvo known him as a lalthiul and etliclcnt police olllclul for twenty years past, Justico John Del mar is inaklug an active canvass for tho County Clork- 1 ship, for which ho has boon nominated, and his con stituents express a certainty ot his aucoess. It appears to bo conceded that John Cunningham, who bus the republican and Independent democratic nomination lor Commissioner ol Charities, will crowd his opponent, Bernard Midas, In the conflict of tho ballot lor that olHce. There will bo a torchlight procossion uud rallll cation muss mcotlng of democrats on Thursday next. The mooting will bo addressed by Senator Koruan. ILI.BG AI. REGISTRATION I if BROOKLEN. A fireman named Samuel Burns was arralgnod bo fore tho Supervisor of Elections yesterday on a'cliarge ol illegally registering In the First district of tho Eleventh ward. He gavo $1,000 ball to await examina tion on Xoverabor 14. Patrick McGluloy was arrested for Illegal registry In tho First district, First ward, llo was released on balL Gcorgo Batnbridge, who rogistcrod from No. 0 Henry street, was also arraigned before tho Supervisor. He registered In tho Fourth'district of the First ward. Ho claims to have slopt in tho residcuco given for tbo past two months, but ho lallcd to verily the statement, and wus uuut to Jail in delault of $2,Odd bull. Philip Murphy, arrested on Friday last for Illegal registry in the Eleventh ward, was released on bail in tho sum of $1.500yesterday. Other arrests ure con templated by the United States deputy marshals, who have a largo batch ol warrauts to execute. Great complaint Is made against tho system of arrest and ad journment pursued, as It deprives tho parties so treated of the right to voto at the next election. CONGRESSIONAL NOMINATION. General Ansoa J. McOook wits nominated last nlgbt for Congress in tlic GlgUtli district by the republicans] ASSEMBLY NOMINATIONS. Patrick J. UcAlocr received tho Tammany nomina tion tu tiie Sixth district lust evening. Martin Nacbtnuin received the Tammany nomination in tho Sight district. In the Tenth district tho Tamtnauy nomination was (liven to Christopher Fleck e. Theodore 11. ltich, the Tatntnany nominee In the Thirteenth district was indorsed last night by the in dependent greenback party. NEWS IN THE CITY. A ladles' shooting match will take place Thursday cvoulng next at tho St. Stephen's church fair. There will bo four tennis?American, Irish, Scotch and Can adian. six in each. On tho complaint of Captain Byrnes, ol tho Fifteenth product, Blanche Smith was hold for trial by Justice liixhy, at tho Washington Place Court yesterday, lor keeping au luminous dou at No. '227 Woostcr street. At the Kssex Market Police Court ycsierduy, before Justice Smith, John \V. Curler, agod thirty, a book keeper, living at No. llfl Mulberry street, was hold (or trial lor umbo sr. hug $20 from his employer, (ioorgo Dane, a dry goods merchant, of No. 2J(i Gland street^ John Hennessey, of No. 110 Kigulh avenue,'was committed lor trial by Justico Morgan yesterday on complaint of Thomas Hoyd, of No. 2(W Fulton street, who chargod tho prisoner with tucking his pocket ol a gold wutcli and chain. Valued at $si. Tho property was recovered. Patrick Murphy, residing at No. 85Oak street, was held to answer yesterday by Justico Morgan, at tho Tombs, on complaint of Robert Shuteiiback, of No. 11 [leckman street, Who charged thai while passing through Water street, on 1-ruluy night, the prisoner snatched Ills watch anil chain, valued at $7.i. At tho Washington Place l'ollco Court yesterday Miss Mnltlc A. King, who charged Mi s Aunte Morton with Bluuling a locket valuod at ilHO, said sbo was willing to sottle tlic case for flOO. Justice Hlxlry, however, roltised to allow any coinproiuigo to lie tnado and held Siiss Morion in $1,500 bull, which wua promptly lur nishcd. Yesterday Coininlsslouer of F.xcuo Mr. Owen Murphy appeared beloro Justico Morgan, at tho Tombs Police Couit, und slated that he was unavoidably absent on Friday when hih colloaguos, Messrs. Morion and Patterson, woro bclorn His Honor. He understood the charge* made ugaiusl the Board, of winch he u.is a member, and said he would appear with his associates lor un examination ol the case on the loth prox. Mr. Murphy was permitted to go ou his parole. William Coughliu, a sailor on tho United States Irigalo Colorado, came ashore a lew day a ago and fell Into tho company ol Johu Bovine and John Callaghun in the Fourth ward. lhoy visited sundry place* In Water street, und Cougnlin became intoxicated. Wmlc In this eoodillou he alleges they relieved turn ol a revolver, a knue and a small amount ol uionoy. Yesterday Justice Morgan held flcvtue and Callaghun. who were arrestod on Friday, in $1,000 ball each to answer. NEW JERSEY. The body of tho mnn who was decapitated on the Pennsylvania Hailroud on Friday was Identified yes terday as lh.it of Dwighl Johnson, of North Orango, Mass. Ho was on Ills wuy homo Irom the Coutenniul. The death o! Mrs. Ii.unul kwiug, at tho Phlludclidtla Hotel, Jersey City, ou Thursday night, la ascribed by some of the physicians who attainted her to hydro piiobia. She was bitten by a cut ou one ol the lingers a low weeks ago. It is worthy ol note that she drank water Just befuro her death. The teachers of the public schools of Jorsey City aro about equally divided as to whether they will give tboir services gratuitously for twenty days after tho appropriation Is exltausiod on the loth oi November or when or they will allow the school! to be closed They will hold a meeting to-morrow. BUTLER AND HOAR. WTJKDEIX PHILLIPS AND THE LOWELL LAWTZX PAT TilkIR URWECTR to the judqb in hii OWN TOWN OP CONCORD?A LETTER AMU SPEECH PItOM TH? ' 'SILVER-TONGUED ORA TOR"?ARRAIGNMENT OF JUDO* HOAB ON TH1 CIVIL RIGHTS BILL. CoxcORO, Mass., OcL 27, 1870. One of lb* mosi stirring features of tbe campaign between General Butler and Judge Hoar for representing this district In Congress was wtu ncsseu Here in the polished town of Concord this evening. Eur a whole wuck the town bad been warned that General Butler wus to up pear and speak to tbo townsmen ol bis party and per sonal antagonist, and tho consequence was the crowding ot the Town Hal! to Its lullvst capacity. Genera! Butler accompanied by Wendell Phillips, came into the towi about hall-past six o'clock, and after a hasty supper al the Middlesex Hotel they repaired to the hail when tbe cruwd was awaiting their arrival. John A, Keyi called the meeting to order and then introduced Nr. Wendell Phillip., who made one of tho most stirring and eloqueui appeals of bis ill*, lie indulged lu au eiabuiale defence end eulogy ol ibo republican party, sundwlcbtng it frequently and timely with stories of Paul Rovers sod General Warren, uud Ilnaliy, but gracclaily, coat' lug duwu to tho civil war, tlieu to-recunstruction, ant last and chiefly to tbo Congressional struggle between the Concord counsellor and ihu Lowell lawyer. In the I course ul his remarks Mr. Phillips, in a side Allusion to Judge Hoar, remarked that the Southern question wus tbo only one and ought to be the only ouo, and tbo best evidence of It was that at Lawrence two-thirds ol tbo audieues left the hall when the Judge uudertook to educate thorn on IInance. Al tins point the speaker warmed up with vituperation ; but. instead ol applause, thbre wus en thusiastic stlcuco. Tho republican party,Sis said?-de scribing it as old?was the same as Daniel Wobstei would have been If he had lived. It had dont its best and Anally passed to ouo side, and now It was usoless. It has killed slavery, but tbo South has a now front now. uud wu waut nuw men, who can sco the now polut ol tho issue. Tbe speakur alluded only briefly to Mr. liidcn'B letter, which ne described as a false promise, ami one which ought not to mislead the lntulligeni people of the country, but during all these allusioul Air. Phillips did not omit to keep up the tiro against Judgo Hoar, und lor General Butler. One of hie po.uts against Iloar, as Attorney General, wan that bo decided Illegally against tbo eight hour law, all of which indicated hie biassed view of to-day. Mr. Phillips here satd ho bad a gricvanco of his own against Judge Hoar, and then wont on to doserlbe how the lalo Mr. Humnei committed lua Civil Rights bill to tho Judge on his dying bod. Tho sceue between tbo late Senator and Air. Hoar was iosoribcd In a most eloqueui and touch ing manner, tho spcakor concluding by denouncing too Judge as a man who lulled to explain his position and finally proving recreant to the cause which his dying friend hud cotntnittod to him. Tho school feature ol the hill. Air. Phillips said, was what Mr. Sumner left lor him to defend, bat novor did ho open ills lips tn favor ot the uiousure. He Anally described him us a discreditable politician and a hypo crite, au expression wntch brought a round ot choors and a lew hisses. But Air. Phillips was only stimu lated to moro icoling und onthusiasm by adverse dem onstrations, and ho renewed bis donuaeiatlons with an cloquouco and loellug Impossible to describes AS IKRU'URSSIBLK CONFLICT. Wendell Phillips then road the tallowing letter h? had addrossed to tho editors of tbe Boston Daily Ad vertiser :? In his spocch at Lawreuco Judge Hoar refers to my criticism ot him in April, 1874. He was then candidate to succeed Sumner in tho Senate. I clulmed in the columns ol the Globe that such a candidate was bound to tell us whether ho would support Sumuor's Civil Rights bill. Mr. Kcdputh had procoded mo in the samo c'aim. Tho Advertiser copied nty article, with comments. Tho Journal, Traveller, 'lYantcrtpl, ileraUl, Sprlugflcld Union, Worcester Uaselte, Act, &c., joined in tbo discussion day alter duy. 1 he lion. J. M. ?. Williams, Hour's colloaguo, and with him at Washington, telo graphed ibui no had ulkod wltn Hoar on the subject, uud that tho Judgo told lniu so and so. There were ingenious suggestions, curious arguments ana subtle ?analyses ot tvoidi and deeds, to show that the Judgo 'did or did not ugroe with Sumuer. one word from biui, -'Yes" or "No," would have settled tho question. Ho novor uttered that word. Tho boad tnanagor of his canvass, tho Hon. J. M. Forbos, told mo that tbe Judge "should not explain his position" I said that such concualmcnt of opinion by a candidato was not dignity but imperti nence. The public, 1 Und, uudorstand Judgt Hour to sluio tbat ho novcr heard, till now, of tbul claim or discusstou. 1 submit tbat such a statcmenait almost lucrediblc. If a man road the papers at tfal time there arc mnoty-nlne chances out ol a hundred that bo would notice such extendod and prolonged ret ercuco to himself. Besides, Williams tclographoiAthat he had talked with tbo Judge. How could this be. and what wusiboir talk about, H tho Judge had novor liourd ol the discussion? If thajudgo had made at Liwrouco tbo denial which he is gouerallv supposed to havo made, in order to boheve in bis truthfulness I must tutor that he nover roads tho newspapers, und that Mr. Williams made a false slutoincm; but when wo oxamino carefully tbe Judge's words at Lawroncu lie docs not dotty at all that ho had heard ul my criticism. Ho saya:?"Air. Phillips charges that ho (Mr. Phillips), lu tho Bostou Globe, wroto mo u iottor asking mo what were my sontlmeuts on the subject ol the Civil Rights bill, and tbat 1 made no reply. I happened novor to havo heard ot the lu t till ho mentioned it in his speech the other day." Now, I never wrote him a loiter; I never said that I wrote him a letter. 1 cauuol Und that 1 was ever reported to hare said that 1 wrote h.m a letter. Judge lloar has dented what wus novcr ussortod, thus avoiding tho real ques tion. It any ono who rends tho newspapers, and can be supposed to know wbut Is In them, had put the de mill in that shape I should have wild It was tricky, evasive, und Intended to mislead and deceive thl hearer. But us the Judge never roads the newspapers 1 cannot say that of lino. Tho Judge lurthor says that I mtsrepre seined him la siutlng that ho had "novor salt a word or dono anything tor the Civil Rights bill li Congress." 1 never suid anything of the kind. ! siuled that he never said a word, or did unythlug loi Xumuor's Uivil lligutB bill except to Vote lor It; and tho <lril| el even my poorely reported lccturo showi that - this was my statcmont. The L'ungreuionw Record proves that statement to bo true; tho gist and special value of .Sumner's bill us distinguished from tho others oltcrcd, wus.tho clause oponing the publto schools to negroes; that was the cluuso, long and homely opposed, und dually delcutod and struck out. Mr. iSumuer told me mat ho would have his whole hill dcteated rather than accopt Its onactmeut without that clauso tor "a continuous aessiou of two days und tbrco rights." The uohalu was devotod largely to tho policy und constitutionality of that clause, and there sat the Judge, a lawyer Willi a judi cial ruputalion; once Attorney General ot tho l ulled States; tho muu to whom Suranor on his deathbed wished to commit the doioncu ot his bill; a word from him would have had S|>eciul weight In such a discussion. He never uttered that word. He had printed tht short and only spoech ha made?Trite, vapid, pointiest anil without sigmlloanco; not one ayllable about tht schools, nor one word in earnest In support ot the bill To bo sure those lew pointless words and his vote did reveal thut he approved of dutnner's bill tu April, 1874, while he was candidate tor olltce, no discussion, no en treaty could nriug from dim an axprosatou oi that opinion. Dawes was ulautcd Senator January 20, X>76. On tho 4th ot February, 1876, when no longol a candidate, tho Judgo rovaals bis opinion. I repeat what 1 said in luy lccturo, that Judge Hoar's reserve and silence (April. 1874) show him to he a dis creditable politician ami a hypocrite, trying to gain votes and disarm oppusitlon by concealing hit opinion on ft grnvu public question, In regard to wbleb the re publican party was divided. WKNUKLL I'HILLll'S, (IKXKRAl RUTLKH'S SI'KKCH. After Mr. I'hillips had spoken General Butler ad* dressed the audience, delcnutug himself in true But lerlan style against Judge Hoar's charges, and sup plementing his lately published loiter with ndmeroua Ircsn criticisms of the Judgo's career. The moeitug was one ol Intense enthusiasm and Indlcatod that even' In Judge Hour's ow n town there Is quite a feeling' la lavor of (ienoral Butler. Indeed, It Is admitted that he will got as niauy votes hero as tho Concord oaodU dale bimsoll INFEiiNAL MACHINE EXPLOSION. Tho oflictuls of the Pennsylvania Railroad com menced the investigation yesterday into the causo of tho explosion that wrecked a car at Mcluchon on Fri day. Despatches passed between 1'hiladolpnia and Jersey City on tho subject, and several detectives wors sol to work early In lha day. It was lortunate tbt explosion did uot occur wnilo the train was standing at the depot or sovcr.il lives would in all probability bavs bocn lost. The Internal machine (or what remains of II) which cuusod the explosion, and which was contained In u trunk checked liora Philadelphia to New York is now at tho oilice of Train Master Gard tier, tu ins Jursuy City depot, anil oxqlod great curiosity yesterday. xlt s composed ol tho hall ol a small clock, about six by four niches, to which Is at tached a small pistol i'tiu lower part of tho clock had been sawed oil and the minute bund takep trum the lace. On tho lop of the clock ilia pistol, loadod wiin a cartridge ami powder, wus fastened to the woodwork by a screw; a small piece of wood, about an Inch sad a half long and quartet of an Inch In width, had been loosely screwed on the top ol the clock, so that lb* end reached over the figures XII on the dial, while ine other eod of the wood w.ut placed against lbs trigger ol the pistol. When tho hour hand had reached twelve o'clock it would push hack the wood, and tho cap would he pressed upon the cartridgo. This was pluced III a pasteboard box about 12x6, covered up and placed lu an ordinary Saratoga, which was filled with straw shavings and hollies ol glycerine or dynamite. Fortunately the trunk containing the Infernal macblDS was almost tho lust to ho thrown in tho baggago car, and wus placed la tbu lop tier of trunk* i | " ?o i'iu'.vw iss tun iu|i ntui ui ?t the train being trom the Centanulal was crowded with trunks. When tho train had reached Motuchois the explosion occurred, and tbo shock tbraw the bag gaga inaator, John Dilpatti, and thn others who were in ' tho bsggagu car, to the floor, und tho explosion having shattered the Saratoga, tho flames sat nro to the other trunks. The tralu was slopped and tho (lames extin guished ; but all that could be found of tho contents of tho irynk was the clock, with tba pistol and wooden trigger. No cheek or remnant of the trunk largn enough to ho presorved could be picked up. The railroad company will oBW n raward for thd disooTCT/ ol ihs porootraMMt