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Slow Movement of the Electoral Inves tigating Committee. PORTENTOUS RUMORS CURRENT. Diversity of Sentiment on the Ques tion of Secret Sessions. 8ECHETARY SHERMAN ON THE SCENE. Charges Denied, Ccnnsel Designated nnd Offer of Proof Made. THE SENATE REJECT THE SHIELDS BILL. Debate in the House Over the Army Appropriation. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Washington, May 21, 1878. THE POTTER INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE?TALK ABOUT SECRET SESSIONS?A SOUTHERN DEM OCRAT ON THE EVIL EF1ECTS OF TUB MOVE MENT. Members or (be Poller committee bare been in ?onaultatlcn with witnesses to-day, and tbe town begins to fill with rumors o( jpapcnaing revela tions, most of wbiclt tbose who know anything know to be unfounded. Tbo committee bus not Red a meeting yet fur organization. There Is a discussion about keeping Its sessions secret, and tbere Is some reason to fear tbat this absurdity will bo oommlited, unless the press speaks out promptly. Secrecy lias never answered any good publio cud in tlio work or Congressional Investi gations, but tbe contrary. It confuses tbe public mind with garbled and incoinpleto roports, defeats tbo honest purpose of un inquiry and deadens tho public Interest In the subject. It is to be hoped, therefore, tbat the views of Messrs. Morrison, Blaok burn and Hunton will prevail. Tbey favor open ses sions tod eutlre publicity. > Tbe usefulness ol tbo Inquiry is still discussed here, and it is a very general opinion among solid demo crats tbat It Is a blunder tor tneir parly, and In Ita direct and Inevitable tendency leads toward revolu tion. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Washi.voton, May 21, 1878. THE ELECTORAL INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE HOT YET ORGANIZED?HOW THE KEFOBLICAN MEMBERS WE11E SELECTED. Speaker Rundall not bavlug made an assignment of a room lor (be use or tbo Electoral Investigating Com mtttee, Ibere baa been no attempt as yet to organise lUe commltteo, and tbo probability tonight Is tbatau organization will not be effected until tbo lat ter part or the week. Until some provi sion Is made for a meeting place for the committee tbe members do not In tend to propose any plan or notion. What will be done ta tberefbro only conjecture, which even tbe members themselves no not eare to talk about. In regard to tho selection of the republican mem bars it Is siatid that the selection or the lonr mem bers was left to the leading rnpablican members The list, as sont to Speaker Kendall, Included the nam a nt Mr. Onnnell, or Minnesota For some reason which tho democrats do not know tho natno of Mr. Dannoll wan omitted and that of General Butler substituted, so that at least Messrs Cox, Hiscock and Keld were tbe parties selected by tbe republicans tboroselvss Among tbe members some difference of opinion has been developed as to wbeiber the corn rati too sh?ald sit in open session or wltn closed doors. Senator Bsrnum, Chairman ot the National Demo cratic Committee, has advised Mr. Bolter^tbat tho acaaiooa of tho commltteo ought to bo secret, and In this opinion Uooeral Butler concurs Mr. Bottcr agrees wltb Mr. Marnum aud will doubtless endeavor to have a rulo adopted making tbo aesaioos secret, bat leaving It wltb tbe cotnmilloe each duy to decide whether or not it will make that day an exoeptlon end give the reporters admittance. Messrs. Morrison, Blackburn and Hun ton are In favor or conducting tbe Investigation ?penly, wltb the reserved right, however, ol golog Into aeerct session ir mere u roaaou lor It. Tbla sentiment bids fair to prevail, as most of tbe democrats tbiak that secret proceedings would lay tbatn open to tbo charge o( ?eeking to give to the public only mch testimony as * might l?e calcu'atcd to sustain tbe cry ol republican fraud. It has been urged, loo, that as McLlo Is the only witness In Florida who is unable to come to Washington and testily, a auh-ooinmlttoo need not go down there to lake hit evidence, that one man coo Id be eent fo take McLin's deposition before a aoury poblio. This proposition has mot with bat llitlo lavor, and it can hardly be doubted that a sub committee ot three members will be eent to Florida. Mcidu Is In poor bealtb and baa promised to make under oath a lull and free statement ol all ibe lac a bearing upon tbo Florida Tola The democrats attach a good deal ol Importaooe to thia promised statement, and will not risk It to any tingle commissioner. Mr. McMahon will likely be chairman i! such Florida sub-oominlitee. sod General Butler will go aa the republican member. Deonis baa prom ised to retarn here aud testily, sad to brine with blra some papers to corroborate tbe statements bo will make, GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. Wabhisotoj, May 21, 18781 LITTER OF BkORKTABT SHERMAN TO CLARK SON N. FOTTKB. The following Is tne lottor of Secretary Shormaa to Clarkton N. Bolter on tbe subject ol tho Tenor reso lution WAsni.vnrox, May 20, 1878. Hod. C(.abkao? N. Borraa, Cbairraun, Ate , Ate.:? Sin?i observe ibal tbe resolution ol tns House, under which your committer la organised, singles mo oui personally by name I mm among iweniy or mora gentleman wbo ware present at Hie rrquasi of Bresi tieul Uraul or tbo Cbinrmau ol tlie DdLiocraiIc Na tional Committee to altrud and witness tbo action of the Katurnioa Board upon tho Brueidcnilal oloctlou .returns in the State ol Louisiana in 1870, aud id sub tle uee charges ibat at that election lb Last Fc Helen a pariah and in pari iu Wast Feliciana pariah In Louisiana Ibe republican vote was withheld auu not east, iu pursuance and execuiloo ol a conspiracy by ? ucb voters, ibat ID luriberauce ol aucb conspiracy Jainea K. Anderson, supervisor of ilsglatration In Rial Frllciana, and D. A. Weber, Supervisor of Keglatraliou In West Feliciana, laisny protested that said elrOilon In such parlance had not been tree and lair, and tbal tbereupon lha Returning Hoard ol said Slat# falsely and fraudulently excluded tbe volcn ot said precious, aud by means tbereol and or other lalse and fraudu lent action ol said Returning Board Ibe choice ol iho people of tbo Slate was aunuilod und reversed, and that such action by the said Weber and Audersnu was induced or eueourngod by Ibe assurances of Hon. John Sbermao, now secretary of ibe treasury. This resolution requires you to Investigate three allegations, aud upon ihu truih ol these depends Hie accusation against uic?uamoly:? y,r*f?Thai ihere was a conspiracy among the voters to withhold and not cast the votes, wnn a View to make a lalse enarge as to tbe election. .Second?Tbal In point or faot ibsre was a Ire# and fair election la Raat and TV est Kelicinna, which was falsely protested and returned by said Anderson aud Weoor, oy wnloli the voiea ot ibose parishes were falsely aud fraudulently excluded by toe Returning Board. 77Hrd?Tbal the offence of Andcrnon ana Weber wan encouraged bv serurauoea iroui too. B ub tho view, tnerelore, to meet tbla noeuaallon, Wbtrb, ao lar as it afleci* tne, I deelars and know to be absolutely destitute ol even tbe shadow ol truth, 1 respectfully ask and now make lormal application lor Inavo to be represented beiore your <ommiilee by counsel lu the Invettlgation ol all charges affecting myself personally. 1 lender and iffor to prove thai In point ol fact ibe election in I East and West Feliciana parishes was governed end controlled by fane, violence and Intimidation so ra- , rolling as to excl'e the common Inaignatlon of all wtio become conversant with It, and ttai prool was submitted to that etract, uot only before the Return ing Board, in evidence contained In executive docu ment No. 2, aecond aaaaion, Forty.fourth Concrete, out also In the testimony taken by tba Commute# of the Senate on Privilege* and Elections report, No. 701, t-ecood bession. Forty fourth Congress. I wl.l, H allowed, turuieb the n roes ol witnesses whom I dotlre to axamino betoro you, to proye the truth of this statement na to said parishes, and thai the protests referred to were true, supported by leettmony una properly acted upon, uud sustained by the Returning Hoard. To my personal conduct during this examination 1 Invito your fair and oaudid scrutiuy, wliu ontira con fidence that not ooly uiysell, but my aeeociaiesof both political partieaaoted honestly and properly Iront s senea ot public duty. 1 have requested Hon. Sam uel Shollabarger to deliver this to you, and I respect lully deaiguato biin as the gentleman I would desire ou my part to be present to cross-examine witnesses testifying In relation to chargos against tne, und who will, ai my counsel, tender rvideuco In proof of tbia statement. Tne favor ot an early answer la requested. Very respoetluliy, JOHN SHERMAN. PROCEEDINGS OP CONGRESS. SENATE. Vashikqtoh, D. C., May 21. 1878. Mr. Fchry, (rep.) of Mich., from the Committee on Finance, said he was dlroetcd by a majority of tho committee to report back, wtttioul amendment, tho Houso bill to iorltld tho lurtber retirement ol United States legal tender notes and to recommend Its pas sigc. Ho gave notice that he would call It up for con sideration to-morrow. It was pi.icod on mo calendar. TilK MILITARY ACADSMY HILL. Mr. Wisdom, (rep.) ol Mtuu., from tho conleronoe committee on the Military Academy Appropriation bill, reported that tho committee had boen unablo to agree, and, In explanation ol tho report, said tho prin cipal items ol dillereuce between the committees ot the two houses were npon the appropriations lor the hospital building, to increase the water supply and in regard to the dismissal of graduates who do not receive appointments in the army. Tho r>euuie incroasud the appropriations lor me hospital building and lor tho wator supply, aud struck out ol the House OiU tbo clause providing tor tho dismissul ot gruduutes. He moveu that tho rionato Insist upon Its amendments und grant ihe new couterence itssed for by tne Houso ol Representatives. He also expressed the hope that there would be u yea aud uay vole on the motion, that tbo committee might know the views ol the Sen ito in regard lo adhering to its amendment*. Messrs. Blame, (rep.) ot Me., and Muxey, (dun.) of Texas, also explained the Senate amendments, and argued that the increased appropriation would Im prove the sanitary condition of the Academy. t he motion oi Mr. Windoin was agreed to by a unanimous vote?yous 53, and Messrs. Windoni, ltlaiuo and Withers were uppointod a committee ou tho part of tho beuato. On motion of Mr. Paddock, (rep.) of Neb., tbo Son ntc uou-coucurred iu the House amendments to the bill to amend section 2.434 of tue Revised Statutes re lating to tho cultivation ol timber ou the public do main, und the committee of Uoutereuco was ordered. Messrs. l'uddock, Plumb aud <1 rover wore appoiuleu to the couimittoe on tno part of tho Senate, TH15 PAC1V1C KAJLKOAD HILL. Mr. Matthkws, (rep.) of Ohio, said a weok ago ho gave nonce ot his Intention to call up to-day the Texas Pacific Railroad bill. It was not his purpose to press It to a vote, hut to yleid tho lloor to ma Sen ator from Mississippi (Mr. Lamar). Ho now gave nuiice thai he would call the bill up to-morrow morn ing. Mr. Lamar, (dem.) ol Miss., said be was anxious to address tho aeuate on this measure la which hi* con stituents wero so deeply interested, and If tbe Seuate would allow bim an opportunity to do so be would be obliged. Aiicr some ducnaston It was agreed that tbo bill to torhid tne lurtber retirement ol legal tender notes should ue taken up lo-morrow and then laid aside tu tor in ally lo allow the Senator from Mississippi (Mr. Lamar) to speak, Mr. Bayard stating that he would very obeerfully yield the floor lo that Senator. T1IK BB1KLD8 BILL. Tbo Senate then rosumed > ousiderstion of the bill authorizing tho PreMUoui of tho United State* to up. point James Shields, of Missouri, a brigadier general in tbe United States Army on tlie retired list, and, it having been considered in Committee of the Whole yesterday, waa reported to tho Sonnie. Tbe question being on tbe uuiundmebt made In Committee ot tho Whole yestorday, auihorziug the President lo appoint Ulysses S. Grant a geuoral ou the retired list of tho army, with full rank, pay and allow uacesolthat grade, excepting forage lor horses or commutation tbere/or or aids-de-camp or other staff officers, unless culled into active service, &o., Mr. Cockrbll, (dem.) of Miss., demanded the yeas und nays on concurring in that amendment, aud it was concurred in?yeas 32, nuyg 28? a unci party vote, tne republicans voting in Ibe affirmative and tbo democrats in the negative. Mr. Lamar, ot Missiesippl, announced that be was paired with ibe Senator from Worn Virginia (Mr. Davis). He (Mr. Lamar) would vote "yea,''and Mr. Duvls would vote "nay." Mr. 'luuKMAR, (dem.)of Oblo, said there bod come firom tbe House ol Representatives a but granting an Increase of pension to General Shields. Several Sen ators who were opposed to tbe bill now betoro tbe Senate had ladlcated their willingness to vote tor the bill granting bint". an in rvasu ol pension. That bill should becoustdered la oonnoctlou wlin tbe peudinc bill, and lor that purpose be inoved that tbe pending bill be referred to the Committee on Pensions. Aftorsome discussion Mr. Tiicrmak said:?When he submitted bis motion to refer tho pending bill to tbe Commit too ou PonMons, he wis not aware tbat tbo committee bod considered General Shields' ease. He thoreforo withdrew tbat motion and submitted the ioliowiag for the pending bill:?Strike out ail otter the eoacttug cause and Insert the lollowing'? That the .Secretary of the Interior bo and Is hereby su Mi-.rir.ed and directed to place on tbe pension tolls, subject to tbe provisions and limitations of tno pension law. tho name of .luinas ?hleldv. lalo a brigadier general oi the United states volunteers, at the rate of If 1(A) per inoutb, said peurlon to be in lieu of that which no now reeeires. Mr. Sarokrt, (rop.) ot Cat., raised the polut of order that tbe amendment could not be received. It betog au amendment of ibe Houso ot Representatives to another bill. Alter a brlol discussion tbe Chelr ruled the amend, ment out oi order. Mr. Hill, (doiu ) of Ua., said It had been asserted on tbo other Mdo that Senator* on bis sldo of ibe Chuin oer opposed the amendment ot tbe Senator from Cali fornia (Mr. Sargeut) because they were opposed to General Grant He protested against these declara tions. Bo would have voted agalost tbe umondmcnt II it bad been to lusert the name of George B. MoCloiten, ? distinguished General end a dm tlnguisbed democrat. He did not stop to Inquire whether tbe tnsn whose name wee proposed was a re publican or a Democrat, but lie for one would not vote to tax tbe people ol the United States to support u man who is already supported or able to support himself, lie ula uot know that General' Grant would aerept Ibis retirement If the bill snould pass. Per haps no might: bo did not refuse much. (Lsngliter.) Bat he (Mr. Hill) believed tbat General Graut wouut refuse it. There were maoy features in Geoeral Grant's character which be admired, ibe man who uttered the words he did when he was offered I,ec'? sword nnd would not receive It would not be forgot ten. lie lavorod the amoudmeiit ot Mr. Tlinrman. Mr. Cockkkll opposed the amondmont of Mr. Thar mao, sou, reterrlog to tbet ot Mr. Sargent, said it was put on to kill II. After a long debate the amendment ol Mr. Tbarman waa rejected?yoas 31, nay*33?as follows:? Y?:as?Messrs. Itallcy, Itariiuoi, Bayard. Beck, Ilr.rn-.lde, Cbrlsltaner, Coke. C-mkllnir, t'onever, Davit ol llliont* . Daunts hu on, Bustis, Drover. Harris, ll. ref. rd. Hill, llnar, Johnston, Kern an, MeCreery, X.Pherson, Malay, Merrimon, Morsna. Morrill, Randolph, Tburtnao, Wad lclgb, Wbyte snd Withers?SI. Nats? Messrs. Allison, ArrnMrooK, Blaine, Booth, Brace, Bailer, Cameron, of Pennsylvania): f'seiervn. ol Wiscon sin: unckrell, uorsey, Ka.ry. Manilla, tlowe, Ingalls, Jones, of Florida: Kellogg, Klrkwno.l, Lamar. McDonald. McMillan, Matthews, Mitchell, lygieshy, Paddock, Pallor Pin nit), Rollins, Sargent, Maunders, poencer. Teller, Voorhees and Windom? 33, 'Ihe question being on tho passage of the bill tho vote Was taken without farther discussion, end It .was rejected?yoa* 30, n?y?34?as lollows:? ? Tr ie?Messrs. Allison, Armstrong, lllaloe. Brace, Horn side. Hutler. Cameron ..f Pennsv I van I a. Cameron of WIs can?!n. Cocsreil. Cans ling, turnover, Dor-er, terry, llill, InRalit.KelloAs. Lainar, McDonald. McMillan, McMillan, .Matthews, ? liehcll, Morgan. Morrill, l'uddock, Patterson, Plumb. Harirenl Spencer, Vuorliees and Wliidom?,tu. AVI?Messrs. tialiey, Barnaul. Itayard, Heck, Itooth. Cbrisllancy, Coke, Davis of Illinois, Dennis, Eaton, Kd la, huslD, Drover, Harris. Hertford, Hoar. Howe, Johnston. Jones of Florida, Karnan, Kirk woo l. Mci.'roery. McPlieisou, Masey, Mammon, tlgleaiy, Randolph, rtol liu-, Senders, Teller, Tlinrrnan, Wadlelgb, White and Withers?34 Mr. Akthust, (rep.) ol R. 1., enld he was paired with Mr. Raulshury. If last Beuntor was present he (Mr. Anthony) would vote nye. He did not know bew the Henator from Delaware (Mr. Baulshurjrj would vole. Mr. Iroalls, (rep) ot Kau., then called np tee House bin to provide a perraitm.nl lorui ol government lor the District of Columbia, nnd It was read at length. When ii.o rending of ihe Mil bad been concluded tbere were only Queen or twenty Senators present. Pending discussion tho Senate, on motion ol Mr. Hamlin, went into executive fessieu, and when tbu doors were reopened Mr. Teller, of Colorado, entered a motion lo roconslder the vote by wuich ihe bill to place Gveeral Shield* on the retired list of the army waersieeted. The Senate n.cn, at twenty minute* pen foor o'clock P. M., adjourned. HOORE or BEPKEBRNTATIVM. Washixotos, May 21, 1970. The House, it bnir-psst eleven o'clock A. M,, wont Into Committee ol the Whole (Mr. Hpringsr, ol IfII nois, in too ohalr) on tbn Army Appropriation bill, Mr. Hewitt, (dem.) ol N. Y., giving node* tbat at tha conclusion of to-day's session ho would mors to close all general debute on tho bill. Mr. Rir(m,stor, (dem.) ol Miss., addrossod tho oom miilee In lavor ol lb* Texas 1'acillc Railroad. TI1R akm v nn.u Mr. HrARKS, (dem.) ol 111., a member of lb* Appro priation Committee, supported tb* Army bill. Ho said tho attempt of tb? coramlttoo to roorgsn>xt the army bad been met with sensational rumors about an Indian uprising. He had expended roach ol his time in studying Inonn matters, and bo could state tbero was no foundation for those rumors. There was not n man on vbe floor who would say the bill did not sp propriat* a suincicnt amount for the maintenance of the army. Mr. bcni.sicRKR, (dem.) of Texm,stated that If he could obtain tho floor he would say so. Mr. OrAhM replied that tho appropriation wan *2 000.000 larger tban that ol laat year. He wee ep posed to tbo ibsorvlhat ? leree standing army wee necessary ?o pruteel toe Canadian aud Texan borders. In hie Judgmout U was a m ast propoaierau* proposi tlon lo have an army lo arrest Cortina and hl? baud of tblcves on lha Mexican Iroulicr. Coming uown to tno uoaatlon ol tbo uae or tbe aruiy lu suppressing domestic violence, be bad read.a portion of ^o report ol tbe Secretary ol Wane which ne declares thai tbe army ehoold be to the United States wbat a local po Mr. White, (rejx) of Pa.?Does my friend dissent from that doctrine* Mr. Wiiiuut, (doni.) of Pa.?I do. Mr. Sfakxs replied thui, II the Secretary meant tliat riots should he suppresaed by the regular army be would moat emphatically dlaaeul from that. It waa In contravention of the republican theory of sovern ment. Ihe groat middle mats ol ibe people would protect the country trout rlota. Money monopoly could oppreaa labor aod could bnog ubout a state or thing* wblob it was manhood lo rental; tnen ibo middle mass might eympaihiae with labor. Bmt when labor goi beyond tlio bounds of woul it could legitimately demand; when It becaito com muntitic olid incendiary, tUen the groat body or quiet middle men would put lie band upon it aud CrJir. Philufs, (rep.) of Kan., said tbe Appropriation Com m it leu badcomo lorward with an almost revolu tionary meaauro; with au attempt to cut down I ho standing army. Keierrlng 10 tbe danger ol Indian hostiiltes, no aald tbo ariuy was noodod to preserve the ueaoo ol the frontier and lo giro to tlio settlors tbe security which bad never been given to them. Within fltteon months two of the most turriblo Indian wart known to the history of the country bud taken Dlucf. and vet the gentleman from Now\ork(Mr. Mr will) had" told tho Mouse that more woula b? no more Indian wurs. That gentleman aeumeu to bavo been reudmc about tbe millennium aod thought tbat swords wore to ba beateu Into ploughshares and spoars into pranlngbooks. MR. HAXXl.NO SPEAKS. Mr Ba.nm.no, (dum.1 Ot UUio, Cuairman ol the Com mlltoo Oil Military Allaire, spoKe in advocacy ol the bill. Ho rclerroU 10 Gtooral SUerinno a Now York hroecii last ?unuu?r lo lb* elloot that wiilioul the reauiar army tno nation would bo u mob, and to bis report to tlio Secrcaary of War us to tbo necessity of an army In maintaining peace and suppress ing riots, and bo expressed bis decided diaaeoi irom those douirlnos which would resul', be said, tn converting wbui is u government of tue people into a government of force, llo ro lorred lo u clinrgo or ulanoiiosty made ogainst linn by wbat lie called -Jay Uould'a newspaper, ' and said mat there were in ibis country two Kinds or Commun ists one composed of thoso who want to sloal lood and raiment, and tne other com posed ol those who, silting tn comfortable arm chairs, steal railroads. This last class wanted au urmy to enable thorn to Keep their ill-gclteu gaiuc. Is was neoeseury, perbape, lor tbein. Coiuinuulsm came from bad admiuistraliou. The Credit Mobllier, the Pacillc Mall suhald*. tho salary gran, and, above all tlio tbeltof tno Frcsidonoy had made mem be lieve mat tlioro was no bouosty left iu the adminis tration of affairs It was these big Communists wi o needed a largo army to protect tbem. >orhis part ho was in lavor ol a change in conducting tee old ship of slate, of bringing ibo udmliiistraltoii o tbe govern mentbicK to tbe days of tue lathers and to honesty. Ju conclusion, bo appealed to the Mouse to pass tho hill, as It would give to tho country a bet ter, more efficient and less exuensivo army. After a speectt by Mr. Boons, (dem ) of Ky In favor ol the transfer ot the tndiau Bnroaa to the War Department, tne committee rose. On motion ol Mr. Hewitt, ol New York, the gen eral debate on tbe Army Appropriation bill was or dered to bo terminated with to-night's session, and tnen, at hall-pest lour P. M., tbe Mouso touk a recess until oall-puel seven P. M. KVBM.NO 8BS8IOX?SPEECH OF MR- HUTLBR. At tho evening session, tne Mouso woul into Com mittee of tho Wuole, Mr. Sprlugor, of llliuois, in tue cnair, on tbo Army Appropriation bill, aud was un dressed by Mr. Biti.br, of ilasscahuuetia. He com menced by saying that tuero was no loci more patent and no omen more por lentons than tho grout lack of employment by tbe laboring classes ol tbe country, and ibis, too, in the face of the fact tuul lor years past the her vests have been bouottlul, and tbat tno snips of Enropo were luden with American produce, and as if this politico-economical paradox was not sufllcteully puzxllog, logisfaiivo bodies municipal, Staie aud natloual?were lound engaged under tho name of relorrn In reducing too compensa tion ol tlioeo llvrng by wages lu the public omptoy inonv Some legislators seemed to believe tbat luo country owed tbom tDauks It by some accident or movement li.ey could reduco tho wages of employes ol tbe government. The motives of such legislators were always open to doubt so long as they loll tbeir own salaries and tuoso of other b.gb officers ol thei gov ernment UDiouobod. Ho alluded to the efforts ot tne English government to relieve distress aod starvation daring tbe Irish laralos and lo tho contributions of America at that time, bet now bo said mat no na tional vessel end no train of cars bed been freighted to relieve the distress ol starving Amorloans, wullo, on tbe contrary, care tad been loaded with troops to put down and suppress lbs Ill-judged end wronglnt attempts of starving laborara to right tbeir wrongs. He said two national vessels bad been Sent to f ranca with articles of luxury lor exhibition, and asked bow rouDy poor families might have boon relievod by tbe lareo suras thus expended, lhere was enough of natural wceltb lo turn ouuntry lor ell if that natural wealth coo Id be. as U ought to be, placed by law wlibln reach ol all. The evil was lound lo bo twolold In itsobaraoier: The Insufficient employment ol labor. Srcontt The insnfflcient wages paid to those Who have employment. . There was a grievous end national wrong In this evil, and tbero wore many cansos contributing to it. TD**A<? fhe damages oocrolng to tbe country frnm loss ol lilo and property, North and South, daring tbo late rebellion. Htcorxl?The stoppage of development daring tbe * jt,ml?Tbe crowding of laborers Into large cities and manufacturing districts. fourth Tbo reflux lu the tide ol pronperlty. A'l/IA?Uodar cooHurni'lion, ?ndf finally, ibftt thero never nad boeueuy legislation In behalf ol tbe Indus UMr.CWright, (dem. > of Pa.?Except the Homestoed lft w Mr Buti.br?Except the homestead law; but It waa of no practical benefit to the laboring men to tell ibem that In distant Territories they oouid get a government terra lor nothing. Some moasuro would nave to be lound to bring tho laboring man and ibe land together. He had nosvmpatb* lor Idlers and criminals?tbe pests ol society. He would sup press ibom with tho strong band. Hot for toe has dreds of tnousaoas who would be producers ol wen lb if they were permitted bis heart Uowed over Willi sympathy. A THRKATKXEn CRISIS. The ooflntry was approaching a crisis which, I < not guarded against and provided for, would produce a condition ol affairs wborelu constitutional considera tions would be as powerless as they wero In 1801. What was needed was that the gift of land in tho Homeaload lew should be made remedial in this timo ol present dlatrese. He referred to tho coor moos lend and monoy grant* to tho l'uciOo Railroad companies, which he estimated?principal and inter est?at over $ 1M.000,000 and 285,000,000 seres of land. How much ol that vast wealth had gono to labor, and bow much to capital, aod how much to ttmeo who had neither labor nor capitital to contrtbolo no one could tell. But one thing could bo said lor labor, nnd that was that It did not gel a dollar of all that wealth which It did not tarn by the sweat of Its brow at Ihe lowest possible rate ol wage*. There bad been no subsidies, no dividends, no oredit mobllier* lor labor, bat only sweat aud toil. He ennlyaed tbe expenditure! of ihe government lor the I net five yeere, and said they bad averaged ?445 000,000 a year, not appropriated, but expended, nad lie Challenged the reierei.ee to any appropriation in that tlrao for the direct benelit oi tne industrial classes. I hero was little time or Interest expended in Congress over the condition ol labor. Even tn tbe ledcral courts ibero was uo protection lor the laboring man. Thousands of la borers might be slaughtered, us tboy uau recently b?cn ib one portion of the country, end the courts could not punish tho criminals, aod It was uneonsitiailoual to u?e tne army lor that purpoae; but let a tew >**?r*'a Impede for an hour the course ot oommerce or ua airoy or threaten tho properly of cominoroiai cor poratlone and tno Treasury opened wide lie door% swinging on golden ningoe, and the whole power of tho notion wan called lorlh to pal down tbe rloi. arreet the criminals and proteei property. At this point of the' speech the hour expired and propositions lor an exteuaion of lime were made by several members. , . u, Mr W eight of Penoaylvenle, who set In Mr. Hol ler's 'eeet wbtie Mr. Butler rend bis speech in the ares, here broko In with the remark, -There sro but two deineeosaes in me House; let ut hcer uuo ol tbem. ' (general laughter.) Mr. White, (rep.) of Pa ?Who Is tbe other dema cogue ? Mr. Wbight did not stem to think en answer neoes sary but Mr. llrTusa (taking up the comment) said, ea Painck llonry aald when bo aitacKed Oeorge III., ?'II inls is treasoo make ins meet ol It' 1 accept this, and say II thia la demagogy make tbe roost ol It (Laughter and applause.) Mr Bragg, (dem )ol Wl*., objected to the extension ''i'^MCTbEn then said?1 was Jnst beginning tospenk on tne Army bill, l>nt 1 will print tbe rest ol iny re "tlr. WniniiT (with en air of disgosi)?l.nbor cannot get a cbanos in this Houae. (Laughter.) Mr. UA*rim.P, (r*P?) ot then addretiied Iho committee id opposition to Ihe Army bill as reported, end wee followed by Mr. Brago, (dom.) ol Wis., In '^aT eleven o'clock P. M. Ibe oommlltoo nroge end tbo House sojourned. DYING FliOM POISON. Adolph Hoichut, aged alxly years, ? Frenchman, wbo bu lor yaars occupied a room on tbe top floor of tbo tenement house No. IB Clinton place, was found unconseloun In hi* npiirtmeot yesierilny by bi? wile, wbo had nailed to rialt bim. She promptly reported the naae at tbe Meroer atrret atntion liousc, and tbe Sergeant sent lor an nmbulanco in which iloluhut waa placed and carried to ibo New York Hospital. On bis arrival there bo was examined by the physlciane, wno discovered that be was suffering from tbo eft acta ol some unknown ooiaou and was believed to be bevood hope of reonvery. The wile ol the dying man wrs ol the opinion that her hnnbaod had taken the polaon by accident, bat tbe polteo tblnk that he drank it with suicidal intent VEUDICT Full SLANDEIi. In the King*aCeunty Supreme Conrt, yesterday, the Jury gave Francisco Caschlnta a verdlot of $0b0 la hie nit tar slander ageiut J oka Cbcrtosaa. LOUISVILLE JOCKEY CLUB. First Day of the Spring Rac ing Meeting. FJFi'REN THOUSAND PERSONS PRESENT Dan K., Day Star and Janet the Winners. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE IIKIULD. ] Tbc spring meeting of tho Louisville Jockey Club commenced lo-dny uudor very pleasant auspices. Tho day was beauttlul, oua luly fltleen thousand people were on the grounds. Though the track appeared to be In excolient condition some of the oftlcors say It was two seconds alow. OltK MILK AND A qi'ARTKR. The Aral evout on the programme was a purse ol $300, lor all ages, second to nave $50; dauti ol ono mllo and n quart.-r. For this ovent there wore entered Edinburgh, King William and Din K. Just before the start the pools averaged?Edinburgh, $200; King William, $1 o0, and llau K., $70. They got away very prettily, with Edinburgh slightly In tbu lead, Din K. second and King William last. Before reaching tbo stand King William had run up to Edinburgh, aud the pnir passed the multitude at that point baud and head, Dan K. still a good third. Edinburgh and King Wnitain rau locked past tbo quarter pole, wheu Dan K. joined Issue with them aud the three at the half mile polo were on evou terms, and the strugglo was of the most exciting nature. Around tho tarn and Into the stretch Dan K. showed In front, end maintaining his load won tbo dash by one length, Edinburgh second, four lengths ahead or King Will iam, The mile was made in 1:65V and the race In 'J TilK KKXTUCKT DKKDY. The seoond rnoe waa lor the fourth renewal of the Kentnoky Derby, for tbroe.year-olds; dash of ono mile enu a hull. Or lorty-slx notninuliuos, mue came to the poet, these being T. J. Nichols' Day Star, General A. Bulurd's McHenry, Kodes & Carr's ltespoud, K. 11. Owens' l.oveler, L. F. Tarllou. Jr.'*, Solicitor, 11. G. Tuouius' ilimyar, W. A. Brown's Burgundy, Jennings k limit's Onnrlie Bush aud Sam uel J. Sulyor'a Kurl ol UeaCCuaUeld. ilimyar was mo f ivorito, selling (or J'ioo, while the field brought only $110. A'ter tbruo false attempts, the lot were sent away to a good start, ex.opting ilimyar. Burgundy aud Charlie Bush, who hung lire. Day Star was llril past the post, Mchenry next, then Respond, with Leveller, Solicitor, MeaconsUeld, lliinyur. Burgundy and Cbarito Busli lu the urder named. Down past the throu-quartcr pole there wero no changes, aud at the stuud Day Star led two leugtbs, McHenry seoond, Respond third, Lov ellor four ill, Hitnyur tilth, Cburliu Bush sixth, wlnlu all tne others were out ol the hunt. Hlmyar ran very wide on the turn and must have gone sixty yards more man any other horse. Day Bur never relinquished his lead, bat increased It to six lengths down tbo back siroteli, with Hlmyar second, Leveller third and all the rest beaten oil. Day Star shortened his stride somewhat on tnu turn, but llitnyar was never able to reacu bun, uud lie won by two lougths amli tbo enthusiastic applause ol thousands. Ilimyar was second, two lengths in front o: Levoller, (Solicitor fourth, followed by McHenry, Respond,, Bur guudy, Boaoonsfleld and Chsrlio tlusn iu the order named. The mile was in 1:43 and tho race id 2:37 V, the lastest the event wan ever ruu by hall' a seoond. previous wurasks ov tub dkukv. rear. Winner. AVol Marten. Time. 1876?Anstldo a 42 15 '2:37V 1871?Vagrant 84 11 2:38V 1877? Baden Hideo . 41 11 2:38 1878?Day Bur 58 9 2:37 V MILK II HATS. Tho third raco was a purse ol $360, for nil agoa, mile heats. Five started. Pint Heat.?Adventure was first away, Janet second, Joo Rhodes third, West's hay tllly Mollie McCunn fourth uad Belle Palmer last, un tho turn and before reaching tho quarter polo Joo Rhodes aisuinod the post ol honor, with AdvoDture second, Belle Fainter third, Motile McCaun fourth aud Janol tilth. There were no change* on tho haekctrelcb, nor past the half or three-quarter poles, us Joe Rhodes, corniog on In rare style, won the best by two leugths Adventure second, Miilho McUauu third. Belle Faimer loartb sad Jsnetle lllth. Time, 1:45. The pools before the start In tins heat ruledJanette, $150; Joe Rhodes, $53; Belle 1'almcr, $60; Mollis McCann, $36. Second Heat.?Joe Rhodes brougai $225, Janette $105, field $65. Adveuturo was in the load at tho sisrt. Molho MoCsnn second, Janette third, Joe Rhodos fourth aud Belle Palmer fifth. They ran iu this order to the quarter pole, but on the back stretch Juootte took second place, and on Iho lower turn she lapped Adventure. At the three-quarter polo she showed iu Iront, and, coming iiway rapidly from tbu rest, rho won tho heat by two lengths. Ad venturo was second and Joe KUodes third. Belle Palmer aud Mollie McCann wero distanced, Time, 1:45 V Tlnrd Heat.?Janette and Joe Rbodee were now only lott. The bolting was even aud spirited. They starlod away bead aud heud. Janette showed In front ul tue quarter pole, and then, leaving Rhodes as she pleased, won the heat and ihe race in a haud gal lop by ten lengths, lime, 1:4&V SUMMARY. Ixji-lsvills, Kr., Mat 21, 1878?First Dat ov tii* IiOL'INYIM.K Joe ft ST L'LL'U .-! I'1(1 Ml LUSTING?FlIUiT Racs ? Furs* $3tlO, for all ages, ol which $50 to ihe second. One mile and a quarter. J. W. Craw lord A Co's b. (. Dan K., 4 years, by m rtonnte Scotland, dam Junulo juuo, 107 ll>a 1 J. Murpny'a b. c. Edinburgh. 4 years, by Lougiel low, dum by Lexiugton, 110 lbs 2 F. W. Hern k Co.N cu. c. King Wi ilium, 4 years, by Fusier, dam by Aluion, 110 lbs.. 3 Time, 2:13V Saks Day?-Skcosd Hack. ? Ihe Kentucky Derby, for ibree-year-olda, $5u, play or pay, with $1,600 added; eeooud 10 havo $200; closed with Alty-sIX nomiaaliona; value $4,300 Oon tnilo and a ball. T. J. Nichols' b. c. Day Star, by Star Davis, dam by Loxinglou, 105 los..... 1 11. G. I nomas' b. c. Ilimyar, by Alarm, dam llira, 106 lbs,.... 2 K. H. Oweua' b. c. Leveller, by Lover, darn ?iy Boots, 105 Iba 3 L. 1*. rarlton, Jr.'a, br. o. Solicitor, by Enquirer, dam bally, 105 lbs 4 General A. Bulord's cb. c. McHenry, by Enquirer, dam Ontario, 106 lbs 6 llodes A Csrr's u. c. Respond, by Enquirer, dam by Bonnie Scotland, 105 lbs. 0 W. A. Brown's cti. a Burgundy, by Bunui* Boot land, dam La Rluelie, lu6 lbs 7 Samuel J. Balyer'a ch. & Earl ol BeacousUuld, by Enquirer, ny Genoura, 1(j6 lbs 8 Jennings A Hunt's br. e. Charlie Bush, by John Morgan, oaiu Annie Bush, 105 lbs 0 rime, 2:37 14. Sank Dat.?Third Rack? Purse $350, for all ages; second to liuvo $50; milu heats. J. A. Grinslead'a nr. m. Janot, 6 years, by L'ghmtug, dam Kelpie, 112 lbs 5 1 1 Liaie A Bcudy's o. g. Jon Rhode-, 6 yours, by Virgil, dam Ilom, 115 lbs 13 2 Captain C.iiirjU'i cn. ro. Advoniurr, 4 years, ny Daniel Boone, dam Maggie U., 107 ID*.. ..2 2 ro P. M. West's b. I. Moll.* Mccbdo, 4 years, by llunler'a Lexington, dam by Mahomet, _W7 ibs dls. U. W. Howeu A Co.'a o. I. Hello Faimer, 3 years, by Bonnie .Scotland, (lain Fanny Chcatnsm, 92 lbs. 4 dig. Time, 1:46?1:46V?1:46 V. tools on to-day's hacks. Loi'myh.i.k, Ky., May 21, 187 The following pooia were aoid on to-morrc races :? Kiiist Rack?Alexander Flakes. Half mil* di Billion, 4rt; Enterprise, 25; Georgics, ll;|Aihelst< 13; K. Woodttu, 11; Druid, 11; Ilowou, 10; I'lioru Moere, 0; Goodnight, 11. Cuv Merchant, 8. Hk;onn Hacs?Louisville Hotel Purse. Two t heals. Uncle JefT, 70; Kinlock, 50. Third Racs?llaudican lor all age*. On* and a miles d.tab. Mahoetick, 160; Felioa, 60; K.-nnes 46; Vagabond, 20; Bwlnnoy, 15; Bpringbrancb, 16. BALI 1 MOKE It ACES. nnaT da* or the maiiti-and jockey club's bpiuno muktxno?btabteds in this bey. EBAL EVENTS. IBY TELEGRAPH TO TIIR IlkBALD. I Baltimohk, Md., Hay 21, is;*. Moo/ people bore till Ilk Ihtl lb* .Marj laud Jockey Club wore loo basty In postponing ibo rices lo-dsf, lor more lovely wsntucr after ten o'clock this morning cooid not bete been deelrciL Ttie track wee heavy anil ibo reaele lending to 1'imllco were very muddy, but aa people hero gener ally go to tbe rsces In oerrlagea the attendance would havo been nono ine leaa for tho abovo condlttona. There appoara to be conalderable exclteraout through out the city tonight,, nnd pools are being auid at llarouui'a by Tommy Jobnaon, at Johnson's by Tom llaker and flamble la also soiling In Kayetto airaet. They aio nil, however, doing a ?mull business, hardly worth tho Itgui used. To-morrow.no doubt, limits will be brighter, and tbe paople when they get on the raeu track will inako up their minds wbicb borses to select. ? riHHT DAT?* svaatw. Five races will corns off, sod' ibirt/iMght borses sra named to run ae follows.-*sfca ttrwt ftic?, s dash of thro# quarters ol a mile, lor maidens ol all age*, will htvo twelve starters, comprising O id Rocks, l rankie, (tirrick, l.onnger, Dieu Hose, l.urd /eiluiiu, Dursnuo, lioinuiististur, Mmoon, Ustsciizy, Diamond and Dr. Entailer. 11ts second event Is the Cbesspeak Risks*, lor three year-old Ulues, a tlaali ol one mllo and a <jB?rior. Tbo following geutiemen will start one or snoxei?14 sorgo Lorlllard, Pierre r.irillurd, Odeu Bowie, E- A. Cta bangii end Cbarles Reed. I no third race win bo a dash of ooo mile, tor alt act a, and lor tbis bwanunoa, Juo Hunt, Oh My, Kieoai, Governor Hamilton. Hick .>;a.acrr, Halite P.. liloudcllo aud Vug nut are iiuuoui cod to start. The lourih race will be ilie KanCocuJ Uantiicap, ono mile and an eighth, lor all ages. Ten gent letuou nave sigutiled iboir luleiiuou o| starting horse*. Tbeao arc G. l.onllard, I.vwin Jc Sterns, Odou Bowie, P. J.orilUrd. O. J. Crouae, 11. Winters, K. A. Cia baugh, Nolsou A Co., T. W. Doswoll and C. II. Meilmger. Iho illth race will be inilo lieata, and there are three cntriea lor ttie purse, ihose are lveut.y, Tout Bacon .nut Mechanic. BEACON' PA11K. Bostox, May 21, 187R. Tho May trotting meeting at Beacon Park upcued to-day. The following la a summary ol the evculs:? FikstKack?2:50 class; pur-o $200, dlv.ilod; $120 to the Ursi horse, $60 to tho socoud, $20 to (he third. Peaceful, blk. in 1 1 1 John Hull's b. g 3 2 2 J. G. M or roll's ch. g 2 3 3 Biliy Bow, b. 4 4 4 Modesty, b. m & dr. lime?2:3d, g:.!4. 2:35. Skcoxd Back?2:30 claia; purse divided as above:? Goiulludor, ch. a..., 3 2 111 Colonel, blk. g 112 3 4 Belle Oakley, ch. in 2 4 3 2 2 Iron A.e, r. g 4 3 6 3 3 B II El, b. g 0 0 4 4 3 Cora, g. in 6 6 3 6 6 Joule, b. in 7 <7 7 7 7 Timo, 2:'!0?2:30 -2:3d?2:3<J I,?2:30>i. PEU ALTo'S HIDE. The Inaomitabie Mex.cun rider, l'eralto, will ncaln attempt to rulu 303 mites in tllteen hours, at Fleet wood Park to-duy. A start will be m.ido at four A. M. THE COLUMBIA CREW. the last riiACTica pull ox the hablem - AOES, II EIGHTS AND WEIGHTS OF 1HE FOUIl THAT WILL COMPETE AT HENLEY. The crow lorruod to represent Columbia Collogo at tho Henley Kiyal Uegatui on tbe Thames look ttielr last practice pull yesterday, and to-morrow morning they will loaveior Eoglaud in the City of Chaster. Captain Goodwin obtained the passige tickets yestnr <lay, selecting the staterooms required and made such other arrangemeuts ior the transportation of tholr shells us were doetneJ neoessary. It Is lit to say that the Columbia College Boat Club deserve much pralso lor the perseverance displayed In this project. No sooner were its ofllcen oonvinced that a race of lours coulu not bo arranged with Harvard. Yale. Cornell or Wcsloyan universities than tbey decided to ?eo.l representatives abroad. l o this end th? number or mm wore solocled und put In traluiug at Weed's Gymnasium. Tbonab.il was gotton un io defray the espouses 01 training and the trlD iL? Ur,?Pe' u but lho fall lug fir short of what was wanted, the triors of trie college were called upon. Uulortunateie the time was such that Columbia's sons were a^inie to respond liberally, as tnev had jSt presented tne college with the Strong library at u coii ol sevor.l oo7ev,"r wati"? With that tenac.ty ol purpasS uowevar, wnich has characterized the Club luih.? movement Irom the Ural, the leaders never felt d? ponclent, and now that every obstacle Is removod and thoc^wontneeve of departure, there is much re hsnYl? ,orin1al,on 01 ll?? crow the host material at been well ir, TT' ?'. tbe onK,B!" '?ur had H,. lr,'d lu mauy well contested events and nrar?i if Cau,? to *Bl ou 100 Harlem lor preliminary practice there was a general leeiiug ol svtlslact.on Jx the style t?ey presented. Later on Colgate one of tho best men lu tho* bout, was forced to ro'tlre lop Sill! .!rne<' reasons, but bis nlaco was creditably lined, and sinco that lime fho dve raeu havo dnn? n '?* o, hard work to Ot ?h?m.ei*? for Urn roodwi? .? ?0IDe'. At'ln" U w,,s habit ol Captain Goodwin to give his men a spin both in tbe morn ins h?e?Ui OOU' 1,01 wuh,n lh? past lortnight tuoy ba7e been out during tho afternoon only. Tug I.AST FULL \ estorday, when the Hurlein was lively with the crewa entered at Waikme'. tbo Columbian e >Yi,,! their shell lor the lust limo. They started irmo t|,0 boat house up s(ream, rowing easily; but in iheVuH * MU<i ov,r tf,oy Increased their puco at tunes, aim, with (ortv lo Ihe minuie now and then waier A[rn.h?"?,r"Vo' V"ry ruP,dlF trough the water. At live o'clock they relumed to the a,,.. *hcu' showing slgos ol being pumped though Mage and Goodwin nro both sulTsnug from the ellocls ol dur'0^h. college regatta on the 11th r-d"u?v,Tru" tJL -'- or,,hmo;.or:r. lue lour men, as well os tbo substitute innt in trim, and leel satlslled with tfi..r Pra?t?co Cnee., rival In England tbe iuob will at oora an'tn i ? i and w.lbou; delay then? u'VbS.r?S%V?wr^? to be selected. on tho Thames. Tbey wUl late wUh them two bouia, a cedar orsh built by Thomas re.Tou oI ViiDkcrs, iijid one of paper, from me factorv n! Watt?. & Son, J irol. Tbt otd.r /t.n i'bou T Si* r'f ,acbM *">*' wmVe'gb hooui vo jo?. Tho pdptr boat ia 40 fd-I iu JeogUi, aq<i wilt wt:t;ji not nrioh loss m,n 100 pounds. Both will bu shipped Irom tholr laciories direct to tho steamship, ana ilie crsiTii... . for the flrst ,??c on ?bo Tbemoe. ThVoV.nu which the lour will enter are tbo Steward*\ f tho Visitors'cup?the latter more generaIIr known //right. Wright j>oir p L- o._? ^ /e. im. LOW?h. E. Sago z3 d 00 1?5 *5?' ?Gyrus I'..i8on gy U .. No. *_H. U. Kid shock 21 I a l'l Stroke- Jasper I'. Goodwin.. 28 fi H)is dub?Cbarles Eidriuge 34 5 y LAUNCH Ol' A YACHT. For some months past tho yachting fraternity ol Jorsey City have beon watching the yeoblN. R. Fow ler. which was built by Captain Stephen Coolahaa lor tbe purpose of bealjng tbo famous yacht .Susie F? of New York, tbe latter being the champion of small yachts laat year. Her butidor was backed in bis t|. loria by a large unmoor of prominent men of Jorney 'mo'" *"om wor? Oolonol A. 0. Fuller KictifirU A. Irusix ana other a. Thci yacht ???! launched yeilcr lay in preseace of a largo ?atbcr.ng 01 yachtsmen from too Favon'a YacSt Club grounds. As the yacht wis about lo louon tho ha'r ho Pre tide re as l broke a bottle of wine over her bow, and christened h?r tne N. K. Fowler. 1 he following nro tbe dimensions ol the new erall l.euglh overall, 38 /est; breadth of beam WILT depth ol holrt, 4 led; Ikkiiii, It a leel; gad. 31 loot The racing suH ol the Kow.er waa inado lor tho yacht Urookiyn, Irom whion ao much was egpected last >car, but H wae lound loo heavy, and was ,,nrchamid by tba owncra ol the Fowier.wnioh It is thought wui carry It wiih ease. The Fowler la entered for 7h grout New York Hay regatta. "??'?<> l?r I bo SCHOONI.lt YACHT ARIEL. Hi* t k as Cisco, Cal., May, 21, 1818. Tho schooner yacht Ariel, iroin Now York arrived here to-day. ' I REGATTA O.N THE DELAWARE. Fuu.Anui.rnia, May 21, 1878. In tho rngalta of the Delaware Yacht Club yeater. day tbe raco from Kaighn'a Foint lo Clieetar buoy ?amiaoco 01 twenty ?sin miles, was won by the Adeipbla in 3o. l&m. There wero sin eotries. BOATING NOTER. The llarlnm oarsmen ontored In the Welkins Re gntts were very busy yoeterday making proparvtione lor their depvrturo lor Seneca Lake. Tbo Atalantas will leave this morning via Krlo Kail. road. I hey will tako two boat.-n four and pair oarcl shells. ",lr Too North westerns will alirl Irom the At' lode's p:ro.orncdK:,h<,.r,lerD,>oa- Th,y uk??? The New York Athletic Clnb'u renreeenuttvee will eocuiupany tho Northecsteroa. The Athletics are ent< red lor tho pair-oared and elude scull races Messrs. Walsh ail ) l.ovicn, ol the Nautilus C.qb in teud starting to-morrow murtilng. lheir in w craft , wsa only ilniabed rtsterdny. Tl'*. Gar man flowing Association, of Washington Height*, will Menu ihoir repre*ouia(iy? fgor on Kriaav in or oing. " I STATE SPOUTMEN'S CONVENTION. 1 Hrrrsi.o, N. Y., May 21, 1878. 1ho toarnameni of tho New York Klate Sportmen's Astocistion commenced bore to-day. The weelber was not very lav?rable, the winds shifting aud tbo birds tying very strobg. Tbo pro gram mo lor the morning's sport wan not oomploted until night, tbero being 114 entries. Tbe ludges choseu wero It A. Angor, of !,? Kov .an 11 ![' N"r,<'. Kocheaier; rolcrer, Jamea Curry of tbo "XTo rT.J.X ' 0",c,?, ,coror> *? "('1.0 hiru1;: ^:tri:^;0:,.M-F,,r,:pp,rbr ^ eootgun, J. F. ?econd piiia, a Meerscbanm pipe, It. V 1'ieree ui the U..rralo*oreeler?j third prise, twenty.iouI t>^'n7i of iiup<ini powder, diamoud grain J J tu. Niagara Felu c.ub; loerth prlge n Bimardwa glass uah trap and balls, |*. j. FmhVr of the l!^u77 c.?h; nith prlse,. game ,Dd ^arifKigt be?t, J?8sum[ 01 the Wayn-County Club. Now York w''** ??"' DlfdV *B shoot at lu single wen nottnooad lVih'? *? cvm* "a ?"?rueon, i'obi|i<n?0(i iititii (n.fnurrow valu^i 7! Lka.. ,0r 11 V' '"'f ?'"'I's mond badge, Droirinm? ? 1 J I^J1 0n 10 morrBW mofiiug'i Man. ' prod?ni|r take place during the day *?ob interest is f?U in tnln contest. * 7 BESIV.R VTE PRIZE FIGH T. B AliNET TKA1NQK AND "DIP EELI * ?? It TWO HUNDB1D BOB'A US A SIDE, N1 Alt PHILADEL PHIA-POLICE OrrtCIU ABHISTING - KILL* WINS ON A FOUL. hUUSllMBit May 21, 1378. About (wo woeks ago a parly of young Q-iak> r City bruisers gave what ibey fennel "a aelocl prom eii.de concert" at tUe Hall of (lie Wbcallcy Dramatic Association, Filth .ml Cask ill stroma. Ibe patrons of (lie entertainment war* ac companied by iheir "girls.*1 Ligor wis tbo bevcrago of tbo evening, and tbo pleasure party only separated after a desperate free light. The two riogleadors in tbo imeute w. re 11 iruey Tratnor and Jouu ullai "Dtp" Kelly. Ksch led a faction of the roughs, and, as tbc bittlo did not termlunio satisfac torily to either of the champions, tney resolved to belli it out themselves. The men aro both "shoulder hitlers," and bavo achieved mora or lew notoriety in listic circles. Trutuor is twenty-three years of age, and weighs lot) pounds. Kelly is ubaul mo sums age, probably a year or two younger, and though but 139 pounds In welg.it, outstrips l'rainor in agility and slttll. Tbo preiiurnary arrangements (or a prist light liotween thorn men wore i U'ecled eight days age ut too nouso of one Irucv, in i no First ward. Tm Hinges were Used at $200 a si le, una the condition* were Caleb weight, uuu that the light should coiue off within ten uays at a place not more iliau Uve miles I rum tuo ouy. Too iii an went into tr i nnug at once, aud, alter ono or two inellectual efforts at a meeilug, tney came together at daybreug luie morn log, at me Old Point House, on tua Delaware Ktv?r, just below lue city. stakti.nu roa Tine vioitTtHU oroosd. Trainor nod nit menus, uainng whom were several Weil known pugilists aud one or two uoson loci! poll. ItciauH, unmarked ut Heod street whurl uud rc.ictied tho battle ground aoout Uve A. M. There Was as shelter at band uud lliey wore forced to breast a poll, lug rum w rule watting Tor Hie Kelly gang. The latter, wub a lew menus, look a boat at Aituouu street, at two A. M. 1 heir craft bad not proceeded iar whei it was overhauled by u tug with a bevy ot polloemes ou board. Too latter were ou the lookout, so tbej said, lor thieves from the Jersey coasi, wbe were lu the habit of making off with ilia nets ol Usheruieu. cast ou the Fouusvlvaola side of tbo river. Alter considerable parley with tho olUcers Kelly's backer couvinccu tbeiu Ibut ibeir object was uot tbeft, but a prize light, and in prool ol this be ex hibited the ropes and slakes. At the prospect ot wit ucsslug it uinl clandestinely the officers rejoiced, aud not only promised uou-iiiterlereuoe, but actually agreed to low tue party to tho Foiul Jtouso, aud they further muuifostod tneir interest in the coiniug sport by taking Kelly on buard ibe tug unit providing him wilu a snug berth. The tug witn its ouvoy remained off tbo Poiut House uatil morning, when nil bauds went ashore. The rain had cousud at brosk of day, and when ilia crowd already ou me fighting grottua beheld a posse of blue coais deac-udlug upuu tncm lliere was u goo erel staiupude. It requited considerable sboutlug of friendly assurances before tho spectators could be in duced to return, uud it was not until ihoy beheld ton ring markod off and saw a poDccntaa assisting lu driviug the stakes that tbey ventured to draw near. Kelly was already in the ring wben Trainor urrtved, uud us the cfllcera begau to exhibit cervousnecs at tbo delay the tight began at once. Both men were in lino coodliioo, their short period of training considered, and seemed eager lor tbo iray. T11R KlUttT. Kocxd 1. ?Kelly led off with bis loft and planted ? terrible blow on Tremor's lull eve, aud be'oro tne laiter could recover from hla amazement lio received unolher ou the mouth uud oue ou the ribs, lu Dig effort to clinch with Kelly lie (dipped, but did not reucd the ground in time to escape u stinging b.ow on tbo nose, rbo blood ilow aud tuo round euoed, witu first blood for Kelly. Hoi sn 2.?Tratnor seemed to have profited by bis bounug, nud forced the Ugbtiog. but all be oouid ao oomplisli, alter reeelvtng ooustderablo puoisbmeul about the bead, wus to inrow bis antagonist and tall honvtly upon him. Kouxn 3.?Koltjr led off wltb a tremendous rlght baudor, uud sent hW huriy eueuiy to grasa bead first, much to ibe amusement ot ibe spectators, ana es pecially tne officers ot the law, ono oi whom by gen eral conseut bud assumod tbe responsible duties ol re I cree. Ibe fourth and fifth rounds were similar to the first, vsri.ed m tbe Inttc-r, however, by Trainor's friends churning "a toul." ibe claim wnsu't al lowed. Just beloro tbe call ol time for tbe sixth round, a friend ol Trainer's bunded litin a lemon. He filled his mouth with (be Juice, and mod tbe serstcb. Wben Kelly approacbod biui, be squirted the Juice in his eyes nod itieu struck birn savagely tn tba mucin. At tbts tbe ropes wore torn down, and tbe crowd euuriog tbo ring separated ibe bruisers. Kelly was given the stakes, inn all bands made haste imcktolewn. Tratnor left lor New York this morn ing. THE RIFLE. PREPARATION* von THE H PHI NO MEETINO Ol THE NATIONAL HIVLK ASSOCIATION?THE IN* TK UN AT JON A I. MILITARY MATCH. Tho preparation* 'or the spring meeting of the National Hifla Association, which will oooimanoe al Creed moor lo-morrow, bavo boon completed. Tin gentlemen who bar* entered la the various matches bavo been furnished with tbolr tickets, and assign ments of targets bare been msdo and ibe hours lor Hbooting racb match bare been, aa far oa poaaible, determined by General Woodward, wbo will act aa executive officer during tbe meotlog, and Colonel Scoti, wbo will be lu charge ol the rauge. Tbo abooL log Will commence urery niornlug about hall-past nine, and in all matches except tbe "l.eech Cap" inaicb Alio squad or t-um assigned to each target will bo limitod to thirty minutea In which to oomplete Its ?core. Til K SNTRKS Although the aggrrgnte number of entrloa la vary largo several ol Ibe matches reniaiu uuQlied. Tbe following la a list of tbe erenla, with tbo number el entrlrs already made In each:?"Leech tup." Id on. triea; *'Fr>aier PrlM," 14; soldiers' Msion, 7; skir. numbers'Hadge Match, 3; No. 1, 18 entries; No. 2, 20,. No. 3, 2; No. 4. 7; No. 5, 4; No. 0.8; No. 7, 0j No. S, 3 teams; No. V, '2 teams; .No. 9a. 1 team; No. 10, 0 loams; No. 11, 7; No. 12, 17; No, 13, 0; No. 14, 0; No. 16, 2; No. 17. 7; No. 18, 18; No. 10, 0; No. 21, 8; No. 22, 19; No. 23, U; No. 24. it) No. 2a, 39, No. 2d, 10 inaius; No. 27, I teams; No. 28. 2 teams; No. 29,23; No. 30, 13, Now 31, 7; No. 32, 17; No. 33, 9; No. 34, 7; No. 36, 10; No. 3'i, 2; No. 37, 2; No 38, I; No. 49,2.1; No; 41, 3 teams; No. 42, 1 loam ; No. 43, 10; No. 44, 0; No. 46, 11; No. 40, J; No. 47, 4; No. 43, 1; No 49, 2 teams: No. itu, 26. No match will be commenced wltb less than ten competitor*. A conreutiou ol riflemen Iront all pnrta ui tne United Hialo* nss been oslled. Tbe eession will take piuco at Cre<-dmour on Friday. 1'robabij ubont ten orgnnlxailons will bo represented. Y It - TX.t I'tT'l MIKTIXU. A meeting of iu? K veuullvo Committee of tbe Nn* tlenal Rifle A'aitciaiiuii wus held at tbe roitraa of tbw asaoclatiun, No. 23 Pars How, yesterday afternoon, al ibrao o'clock, Mr. N. P. Btuotoo, presidlug. there were prosrnt Means. ftcbcrmarhoru, Win gate, Fulton, Wylio and .-cotL A oonilnuiiinalloii was read iroia tnoO. II. lbomns Post, <?. A. R , It.Ho Club, of Cbw cagu, expressing regret si the denlli ol General Dukio, and enclosing rosoiutions eulogist if oi bis career. Tb? committee then approved on arrangement providing lor the sale of aiiiinunilio . und tbe hiring out ol rilleg ou the range, alter wbiclt iludj urnud. A proportion to abolish tbo extra lee lor posl-onirie* In lbespriB| meeting was rejected. TItK HtTkMSATfOKAL MII.ITAHV MATCH. Tbo scheme of holding an international snort range military match at Cfeedmoor during the lal meeting ol tno National Rifle Assentation is Just assuming dcfliitto lorm. A general luierest bat been awakonod in It on account ol its evident practi cal valuo lu raMng the standard ol inilltiry itiarke mar.antp. Mauy communications burn beeu receivod trmu various Malts, at.d Irom illltereiii parts of Cuiiads, as well a< irom many olllcors of tbo United Mat. n Regular Army. In Canada a belief prevails mat thu maraanien oi lliul region, though inferior to tboao of ihia country al loag ranges, wm bo found at least r<|uil to I bent at short di-iuh or. The regula tion Weapon ol Hie Canadian Militia and Volunteers to tno Shj lor rifle, bnlsa tills wespeu la ackuowledged to be interior to lli? American military rules they ox poet to use tbe Murtini-llcnry rill , wluon la tbo regu lar weapon of the Ktigilah Army. It la expected inal Caoadn will tend about lour loams. No eommuntca* tious liaeo yet been receivod Irom either Kurope of Aoatralis, but MM era daily expected. lu tbia country couiaisoa, California, Masaae.btl aotta. Connecticut and New Jersey may be relied on to send i ram a, nnd several oilier Mate* are endeaVa or'.ng to m >Ko arr.tugcinenia to do aa fbo remark ahln foalure, however, is the great fnlereet tbal tbe project has excitid in the regular army. It la in tern.*d ilint tuts body shall he represented by a team, i, c.t.i Hancock, commanding ths Division nf tho Ailiniic, and the cor^natider of tn?> Texas division bnve issued orders Is^Wmb commanders of posts to give tbe men ail fncililiesrli lltmr power for practice, and to aaiect from them audi aa wit pron.ibly neoonio good marksmen. Kvery effort w I no mode to select irom tne regular army men wbo/ /ill represent It in a creditable manner. I lie variouf details of tbo match are still unsettled, bat it utsy on regarded aa certain that it will take place and will prove of great booed! not only to tho various participating organization^ but to rifle interests and military marktnansbip lu general. RAMI: HALL Tbo Twl'lgbta gained an easy vlotory over tbe Unions yeaterday afternoon, cu tbo Cotnraunipntp Grounds, defeating tbom by n score of 0 to L QTbo game between tbo Osceolas and Kvorettn re* suited In favor ol the former, by a score of 10 to 3. At Ilorneilsvllle the International championship game between tbe llorneiie and Alleghany# wan wow by the llornella by a nowfo d 4 Ml 0 In toe international cli tuipionsliip game at Roches* ter, the Itoohestera defeated the tluiraios, by a score of 7 lu 1. Tbo Winona Club, or Ilrooklyn, bavo nrgatilzed Willi the following amateur nine? Minn, catcher; Ryan, pitcher; Henneti, first base; ilans, second baser l'a mor, abort atop; Sweet, third base; (JUL led Quid; Conneliy, centre field, and Wliltama, right field.