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Hon to Economize in City Uov
The city pf Chicago had a nerious
notion the other Jay of trying to borrow
some money wherewith to inpke up a
deficit in the amount considered necesury
to run the city government. J?ut
the Finance Committee reported againut
any attempt to place a new loan on the
market. They, however, reported in i
favor of Hharp and Hevere retrenchment
as the only way out of their bdx, and
recommend u redaction of per
cent in the expenditure of^ the
police department, 00 per cent in the
health department, 25 per cent in the
school and tire department*, -10 per cent
in lighting and in public work*, CO per
rent in building, and 80 per cent in the
jax-commi/wioner's office. Deb to are to
fx? divided into three elates, and paid as
rapidly a* possible in the order of urgen*
cy. The alduruien begin economy by re*
fusing to order the report printed, aa "all
the morning papers would have it." In
two yearn salaries ot-contractors have
been reduce! as follows: $2,500 td
$1,800, $1,200 to $1,000, $850 to
$700, and others in proportion.
Salaries hi 'tlm Board of Public
Works have been'cut flown from $250,000
? *9AQnoft. nn<l will now iro down to
$102,000. The commfoioner attempted
to nave hirt book-keeper, who had had
$3,000, from bfting cut below $2,0(10, as
Jie Imndled.SLjOOOjOOp^n^ /ear, ;and* jras
worth the money." But one or two aldermen
savagely remarked that their bookkeepers
in their private business were
good enough, and didn't get but $1,200
or $1,500, and several more hundreds
came off the official stipend. We notice
that in all canes a much higher per cent
in taken off the larger salaries than off
the smaller.' ' . A
C'riftlfi lu the Far FaM.
We have news this morning of a very
panicky condition of things in India, consequent
upon the derangement of the silver
currency of the East. Exchange on |
London is quoted al a premium of 35 per
cent, which iA frightful and presages ruin
to thousands. The demonetization of
silver in Europe, especially in Germany,
is the cause of its decline in Calcutta and
other prominent points in India. Everything
is gold now in France, England and
Germany. Vast amounts of gold coin
have gone into the banks of those countries
within the hist few years. To such
an extent has this hoarding process gone;
on thatgold is now relatively scarce all
over the world. To show the extent of
this process, we quote from the official ligurea
recently published by the banks,
showing gold and silver coin on hand as
December, 1361 July, 1876
Bank of Franco fH7,scooo? (110,000 000
Hink of England...- 71.2SO.OOO 45,000 000
Jiiulc of Germany..... jo.OOO.OOJ 141,000,000
ToUls .* 817.1,730,00) 5fi!W,000,0iW
Of the total of $175,780,000 of Hpocie J
held by tho three banks in 1SG I, not over
50 per cent was gold, uh it is well known'
that not more than one-third of the;
amount held by the Bnnk of France woh '
gold, while it is believed that scarcely any
of that held by tho Bank of Germany was
gold. But at^ present'it is also well
known, from recent official statements of
tho President of the Bank of France,
that at least 80 per cent of the total
$390,000,000 of Bpecie held by the
three banks is gold. Ifere, then, is
an accumulation of a hoard of nearly
$500,000,000 o( gpld that has been with*
drawn from the channel* of circulation
and hoarded. It should not, however, be
assumed that it has taken nearly twelve
years to accumulate this hoard. France
took the firststepa in that direction about
1805. By this, Germany was in -a measure
forced into it in 1871, and England
has been forced to /ollew their example,"
because she arfw that- in their contest for
the financial supremacy of Europe they
were practically making a corner on the
gold market of the world. France has
acquired $150,000,000 of her Vast hoard
in the last eighteen months, and Germany
about $40,000,000 in the same time,
'Olden unci' Heiidriok*.
A iN0W-. lOHC aipp?IC? lujn luyriiiug
glvorfUB to Understand th&t tho difficulty
in the way of an understanding between
Tilden and Hendricks is believed to be
insuperable. Hard money and aoft money
?oil and water?cannot mix.. This New
York dispatch agrees so well with a special
in yesterday's Cincinnati Oazetlc that
we aro inclined to attach a good deal ot
importance to it. It is a* follows :
Indianapolis, Ind., July 10.?Governor
Hendricks arrived home this morning
from Saratoga, but absolutely declined
to be interviewed concerning his visit
thero, and his conference yritli Tilden,
Hesaikl that hid visit had no particular
significance, and that the only tiling that
transpired was (he official notification of
his nomination by the subcommittee. In
reply to the question, "When will your
letter be submitted?" he answered:
"JuitM soon aslean glre lta little attention.
In any cunt, cortalnly uot before Mr. Tlldan ha<
iiiida known hti sentiment* to the committor; that
will bo lu eight or lea divi.- Mr. Tlldea told nw
that ho had some other inattars to dlawno of befon
f jiamnnlPitlnK .his Intention. When he do?
so, and U N-coiiim proper lor me to apeak, 1 aha'l do
so." ..
From his manner of "speaking of the interview
between himself and Tilden, the
reporter could not help being impressed
with the fact that the mention of it did
not call up tho pleasantest memories in
the mind of our noble peace-flovtrnor,
and that it wa* on account of this sour
recollection that he refused to talk.
By comparing our New York dispatch
with the above, it will be Been
that the two compare Very closely. There
is no doubt that-a wide,if not an irreconcilable
discrepancy crista between Tilden
and Hendricks on the currency question.
Tildon feels the necessity for outbidding
Hayes' letter of acceptance for tho support
of the East, while Hendricks knows
'k*t what will make tho ticket strong in
s'ew York will kill it Id Indiana. The
'*o nominees are therefore betwoen fire
?nd water to know what to do. Neither
c*n go with the other. The St. Louis
platform was dose enough of itself for the
oft money men, but to add to it a hard
money letter of acceptance and require
Hendricki to fait in trith it, after being
put on the ticket as a soft money man,
involve* an amount of crow-eating for
which they are not prepared.
The Democracy thought 4be^ had set
thing* up at St. Louis in a way that
would oj>erate like the old Virginia darkey's
coon trap: "Jt's got a spring at
boff ends, and can kotch de 'coon a-gwine
or a comiu'." They had a resolution denouncing
the resumption law as inefficient,
which pleaded the hard-money men,
and demanding its repeal, which pleased
the soft-money men; and then they nominated
Tilden, hard-money man, and next
I they nominated Hendricks, soft-money
man. The trap was set at both ends to
catch the 'coon "a-gijrine or a-comin'," but
somehow the double-headed aflair is not
a success thus far.
lIuMiueftS and BaMlneMM Failure*!.
We published in yesterday's Intelligencer
the showing just put out by Dun,
Barlow <& Co;, in regard to business failures
for the past six months. This exhibit
shows that the failures in the
country within that period numbered
4,000, with liabilities amounting in the
aggregate to upward of $108,000,000?a
very large increase under both heads, as
compared with the corresponding portion
of last year. The jconsolatory fact
is, that the increase took place nearly
altogether in the first quarter, and that
tho subsequent decline extended evenly,
.over the secondj .quarter. .Taking the
relative population anil business into account,
the Canadian failures were in excess,
in number and liabilities, of those
which occurred in this country. Roundly
speaking they may be put down at onesixth
of the American failures, with
a population barely exceeding one-fifteenth
of ours, and a trade and commerce
proportionately still smaller. Turning
to the detailed reports from varjptis parts
of the country, the most hopeful feature
is the all but universal promise of good
crops, and the hopefulness which is apparent
io the local trade in the agricultural
regions. Somewhat more vague, but also
encouraging, is the apparent increase of
self-dependence in parts of the South, accompanied
by increased ability to purchase
and pay for supplies. As an unfavorable
set-off, we have little besides
gloomy reports from the. manufacturing I
districts. Messrs. Dun & Co. try hard to
extract a little soothing syrup from the
business outlook generally, and though
their grounds of hope are mainly hypothetical,
they cannot be considered unreasonable.
They do not look for any
very marked improvement, but they
think they discern aome encouraging
indications, and they are not alone in the
It is a most striking fact that, for. tho
past six months, this country has marketed
an almost unparalleled amount of
raw staples, and yet for the same six
months has suffered an unparalleled sum
total of bankruptcy. As to the first point,
wo present the following interesting compilation
of- the Railroad Gazette, showing
for the first six months the receipts of
grain, of cotton, of petroleum, and the
production of coal, an compared with last I
year's: .
187fi. 187J. p. c?.
Western grain receip a,
bush 75,305 818 53,070,971 29.8 I
Atlantic grain recclpta,
butb 77,832,912 02.380,431 48.0
Seaboard cotlun. iocelpta,
talea....~ 1,715,42:1 1.S4S.822 27.2
Cotton exports. 1,840,9M 1,552,528 19.0
Petroleum ex porta, gallona......
.....101,339,183 93,508,421 2.9
Coal production, tons... 9,8l7,35i 8,993,998 9.5
On tbe other hand, the bankruptcies of
tho pant six months, which, according to
Dun, Harlow & Co.'s report, aggregate the
unparalleled sum of $108,415,000, represent
the inability of the country, to just
that extent, to adapt ita post obligations
to the changed order of things. We believe
that, from this time out, the propoc
lion of the commercial community, resting
under thia inability, will be a diminishing
one. Those who cannot sland the
discrepany between the past and the preaertt
must, before this, have found it out
and broken.
Tho Tough tilau Made at Bellufru.
When Dr. Junkins brought up that
lamp chimney from Bellairo and drove anail
in our window sill with it, and also
pitched it up to the ceiling and let it fall
on the floor "without injury. We "had
nothing more to say about Wendell Phillips
declaration in hia lecture on the
"Lost Arte" that the ancients knew how
to make elastic glass, that is giasa that
would rebound when thrown on the floor
and not break; It may be that M. de la
Bastie has discovered a part of the old
process* and will yet complete the balancc,
and that we shall ere long
got' a lamp chimney from Bellaire
that will' bouncc all pver the house.
That, however, is a matter of small importance.
Aa will be seen from an article
printed in the Ihtxllioknger of yesterday
from the London times, great
, importance ia attached'to the fact that
glas* makers all 'over Germany ?nd
France are making this tough or La
Butio glass, and'that it aeema to have a.
great future before it. The Chicago Tribunt
sees .In It a ureal-variety of usea.
; We quote from its comments as follows:
' "Every one knows the difficulty .of obtaining
good roofing.. Tin ii the best, but
tin Tpv costly," comparatively scarce, and
, ruits out in time. Zino is a poor substance
(or this purpose. Iron rusts
easily.' Slato Is brittle, and on a flat roof
breaks easily, -and at best, on a Hteep
roof, is full of loose joints. Tile is
heavy, and, like all clay material, sooner
or later will bo leaky. Tar and feft,
with gravel strewn over it. which is the
common roofing material in Chicago,
lasts for a little while, but, under the influence
of storms and weather changes,
very soon ' has to be repaired. This
toughened glass would seem to answer
every qualification for roofing purposes.
It does not perceptibly expand or contract
in the different seasons. It is hard
enough to walk over without breaking.
If necessary, it can be made impervious
to light, or it can be made transparent,
so that any degreo of light may be
obtained through it. It can bo put
on in plates of any size, made with ridges ;
or flanges so that it can be grooved together
in any form desired, and it is
bre*proof. For flooring it will also prove
of great service, as it will make a nice,
clean surface, and can. if necessary, be so
laid as to carry the light from the roof all
through the building. For graperies,
greenhouses, and all protections for
plants and vegetation, it will be admira
ble, 09 it will not be affected by vibrations,
and will not be broken by bail
storms. Every gardener knows .the
trouble he has with broken -glass, but. by
the tempered glass he will avoid all this
trouble and save a heavy bill of expense.
In the mere item of street lamps alone,
which are constantly being broken by
stones and storms, the city could save n
heavy bill of expense, tor everv purpose
where glass is now used, and for numerous
purposes where brittle glass caunot
be used, this tempered glass must
speedily come into use. It promises to
be one of tho most important discoveries
ever made as an essential of life, and to
take a prominent place among the bene- (
factions of science."
Crop i'roMpectM. j
With very few exceptions the reports
from all quarters are of big and good 1
crops of all kinds. To the majority of
the Western and Southern farmers ttls a J
very year of jubilee. In Texas, nothing
like the great crops on hand throughout !
the Siatehaa ever been known?splendid
wheat crops, corn 80 plentiful that farmers
do not know what to do with it, and I
cotton promising a large yield. Kansas <
is complaining that her crop of cereals J
this year is too enormously -heavy for
utilization; that million.* of bushels of
wheat will ho lost, because it ripens too '
fast and can not be got to mar- '
ket; and as to corn, the yield is so j
great thatjvaat quantities will have to.be.
used u fuel daring the winter. 'The Jane
report of the Georgia Commission of Ag<
rlculture represent* corn to bo 3 percent
above an average, cotton an average; rice
3 per cent above-; peach crop almost a to- }
?.l f_;l 1? .1. , ?f n 1
lai lauurc, njipicn mmi|unutia u> ?
crop; wheal 21 per cent below the average
in quantity and 18 per cent in quality.
In Northwestern Illinois, the wheat and
barley crops are reported almost totally
destroyed by chinch bugd. Corn is looking
well, and an immense yield of oats is
expected. In Iowa, wheat in poor, corn
gives an average promise, and' oats prom- |
ise extraordinarily well.
^ 3
Republican Meeting al fiiiuerou. 1
Pursuant to notice heretofore^ given ,
the Republicans ot Cameron district met j
in convention in the town of Cameron on ;
Saturday, July 15,1870.
On motion of 0. Moore, Esq., Judge J. ,
H.Dickey was called to the chair and P. j
A. Bidells was elected Secretary. 1
The object of the meeting being for-the ,
appointment of delegates to the Republican
State Convention to be held at j
Parkersburg, on the 27th day of July,
1877, the following delegates were elected:
John Laughlin, John Parkinson, Z. G. ,
White, Judge John if. Dickev, John S.
Redd, John Miller, James h. Hooton, <
James M. Pipes, John Hagerman, J. B, ,
Hicks, I.N. Collins, Martin Crow. Jackson
Wilson, George Hubb*, William
Lydick and Uriah Harris. I
On motion of John Miller the follow- t
ing resolution was adopted : |
J3uolvcdt That any voters of Cameron ,
district, without reference to their, past ,
party affiliation, who are honestly in ,
lavorof a reform of the abuses, extrava
gance anil peculation which has grown up (
and been fostered by the political party (
in power in this State at the present .
time, who may ho in attendance at Parkersburg
at the time of our State ConVen- ,
tion, be and they are hereby authorized
to take part in representing this district .
in said convention. j
J. E. Hooton offered the following resolution,
which was unanimously adopted:
HcxohcJ, That. our delegates, this day
appointed to represent ns in the Kepublican
State Convention to be held at Parkersbnrg.ori*
the' 27th day of Julpr, 1876, '
are hereby instructed to nse their influ- '
ence to haVe a plank inserted in our par- <
ty platform pledging the Republican party-of
West Virginia UruBe all honorable '
means to Becure an amendment to' the 1
Constitution of this State providing for <
the 'early abolishment of the County ;
Court system. . 1
On motion it wan ordered that copies of 1
the proceedings of this Convention be '
furnished the Wheeling Intelligencer, 1
the Moundayille Reporter and the Cam*
eron Free Proa, for publication. * '
On motion,'tne Conventiqn adjourned, i
John H. Dickey, Pre*.
P. A. Sidell, Sec.
: 1 ' I
Nine Qualifications lor Member- I
Nliip from tireenbrier County.
Capt.A. C.Snyder,ofQreenbrier'coun- ;
ty, is a Democratic aspirant for-election (
to flie House of Delegates. 'A writer in
the Independent puts the following practical
questions to the Captain :
It Are you in favor of dog tax? And 1
what kind? . l ' . j
2. Are you in favor of a continuance
of the present fees* allowed Sheriffs,Clerks, '
3. Are you in favor of the ol^ usury I
iarts?, , \ . 1
4. Aro youin favor of the high rate of i
interest demanded at the Bmltoj deposit i
and discount?charged at |$5rapt in i
Lewisburg Bank. ' .> 5.
Are you in *favor ,of*th? present ]
Co"uqty Court system?. I
0. Are youln favor of Delegates riding ,
on free ticket* to-and from the Capital? ,
Of railroad monopoiies'or companies ?
7. Are'you in favdr of the legislature j
ruling the railroads that pass through our ,
State, or, are you .in favor' ot. the roads
ruling the Legislatnre? ' , i
8. Are you in favor of a compulsory
school law? . '? s4 .. /
9. Are you in favor of the law allowing
an appeal for 00 futn a justice of
the peace? a Parmer.
The Hard Ityaejr. IImmTwI the
Note Money Tall Irreconcilable.
New Vobk, Julx 17,?A special from
Saratoga to the-Commercial Aaoertixr sa yn
that ithM; leaked out that there is an
irreconcilable difference between Tilden !
and Hendricks, and hence the non-appearance
of Tilden'a letter of acceptance.
It is very evident from-the hurried manner
in which Tilden and Hendricks .left
Saratoga that the meeting wan not a bar*
monious.one. There are .wide difTetencea
between them-on the .currency question,
which may oblige Hendrieka to repudiate
Tilden or peacefully withdraw from the
ticket. _
Bed River Floods.
SnuKVEroRT, July 17.?The Upper
Ked river at Fulton came to a stand Saturday
night with 39 feet by the gauge, or
Oinpnes above the overflow of 1860. It
fell two inches last night. The water on
the traok between Fnlton andTexarkana
also at Malvern near Ouachita river, is
too deep for trains, there has been no
through trains since Fridav, nor noneexpected
for a day or two. Owing to washouts
it is the imprenaion here that no
Slantatlona on the river below will bfe
amaged. It is impossible to estimate
the Iom of crops ana stock in the Upper
Red River Valley, but it is undoubtedly
very heavy.
Butler Does Hot Withdraw.
Borrow, July 17.?Gen. B. F. Butler
contradicts in the Ecrald this morning
the report that he has withdrawn from
the Congressional canvass. i
By Telegraph
Tcpi^lG RES S. ~
* WinforoTOS, Jiilyl7.
llills Kclcrred.
The following, among olher bills intro-l
duced, were referred:
By Mr. Hopkins, appropriating one J
hundred thousand dollars for the continuance
of tho Washington monument.
By Mr. Phillips, of Kansas, authorizing
tho President to accept'the services of
the- volunteers from Kansas, Nebraska,
Minnesota, "Wyoming, Colorado,, Dakota
md Utah, against the Sioux Indians.
By Mr. Waddle, for "tho iirection of an
sauestria'n statne of Geh. Custer in
By Mr. Landers, for the immediate
utilization of the gold and silver bullion
by certificates of value to encourage the
:oinage thereof, andtomakl the standard
)f the stiver dollar a full legal-tender,
ind referred to- the Committee- of the
Whole on potion of Mr. Banfcs.
By Mr. Eames, in addition to the bill
for the resumption of specie payment retiring
six per cent of the amount of the
standing legal-tender notes to be set aside
In coin every year until the legal-tenders
are of an equal value with gold,
The resolution of Mr, $per tqr tl\o appointment
of a committee to proceed to
California after, adjournment to investigate
conjointly with a Senato committee.
>r oth^wist?, the extent and effect ol
Chinese immigration, was'adopted?yeas
185, nays 14.
. The .majority and minority reports on
;he Virginia' contested electron case of
Piatt and Good were ordered printed,
rhe majority report Javors the contesting
The minority report maintains that
'InnA na n mfmhpp wm Icpnllv
The hilito'remove~.the' political disabilities
of G. T. Beauregard pawed.
Mr. McDongal introduced a bill granting
pensions to the heirs of the officers
ind men killed In Cufllcr'a reoent battle
with the Sioux at increased rates proportionate
to that of $50 a month to the
legal pension of' n Lieutenant-Colonel
Mr. Springe* moved to Buspend "the
rules and adopt a resolution' instructing
the Committee on Banking and Currency
to report to-morrow k bill to repeal the
ict for the resumption of specie payments.
Negatived, 102 to 02, not two-thirds in
the affirmative.
Mr. Cochrane, from the Committee on
Whisky Trials, at St. Louis, reported the
testimony iiiken. Oj-dertd printed.
Mr. Lane introduced a bill to pay the
States of California and Oregon the expenses
incurred in suppressing Indian
iostilitiea in 1872-3. Passed. . '
Mr. Vance, of Ohio, roso to ofler a resoution
directing the 'Banking Committee
o report to-morrow a bill to repeal the
esumption act, but a motion to adjourn
vas interposed by Mr. Eden. The motion
van lost, by a vote of 99 to 99, and the
resolution was then.offered.
Mr. Kasson inquired whether it was in
irder to make such indirect attacks on
3overnor Tilden. [Laughter on the Kelublican
Speaker pro tem?Such remarks are
lot in order.
Another motion to adjourn was interposed
by Air. Ilubbell, and carried?yeas,
100; nays, 97.
The impeachment trial was resumed,
)Ut owing to the absence of Mr. Evans
the Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment,
adjourned until Wednesday.
Mr. Logan moved to make the House
sill to equalize the bounties of those who
lerved in the late war for the Union a
ipccial order for to-morrow. Kejectcd
?yeas 21, nays 20; two-thirds not voting
in the affirmative. Mri Kev voted with
the Republicans in favor of the motion,
and Messrs. Booth, Hamilton andSargent
with the Democrats against it.
The Senate then considered the river
ind harbor bill.
The ponding.question being on the motion
of Mr. Thurman to i-ecoinmlt the
bill to the Committee on Appropriations,
with instructions-to report a bill reducing
the aggregate amount o! appropriations
contained in it to a sum not to exceed
four millions.
Mr. Kernan spoke in favor of the motion
and went into a long discussion of
retrenchment. Ifc favored a reduction,
especially in this bill, on the ground that
many of the items of the bill were useless?not
promoting in any manner the
commercial interest1) of the Government.
Mr. Edmunds opposed the molion but
favored the reduction of the aggregate
imount in the blll.'suggesting that four
million be placed in the hands of the Secretary.of
War to disburse according to
[he demands of the engineer service.
Mr. Morton opposed the molion, and
in course of his speech made a general attack
on the policy of retrenchment puriued
by the Hoifre. characterizing it as
tfemagoguerv. .. When appropriations
were to made affecting the members directly,
Ihey were not willing to carry out
the principle of retrenchment, but when
money was to bo set apart for carrying on
the government then they raised the cry
of economy and cut down the appropriations
simply for political capital.
Mr. Maxey snoke'against the suggestion
of Mr. Edmunds.
Mr. Conkling referred to the care bestowed
on the bill by the Committee on
Commerce "and.the Committee on Appropriations
.of the Senate, .and said that
some of thp amendments nut on by the
Senate wife incurably vicious. There
should be Bome substitute lor tins plan
of appropriating for rivers and harbori.
Some changes should be made by which
etch year a specific budget should be sub*
mittfcd by slrorn 6fficersT?lected lo report
the safce, and lie hoped the' bill would be
considered the occasion for thought to
begin and action to follow. He believed
it to be the duty of the House o( Keprcicntutivca
and the Senate to look at
this and eVery other appropriation
bill and reduce ahem to the lowest
sum compatible with the public interest.
He asked the Senators, especially on the
Democratic side of the chamber, who
just now were taking to themselves inch
virtuo on the subject of economy, how
they could reconcile it to themselves to
take a bill which contained appropriation!*
improper any time; how they
could make ft accord with this new evangelism
oteconomv and retrenchment; how
they could take it with all its imperfections
on its head as it came from a subcommittee;
If there was sincerity In the
idea that the appropriations were to be
reduced, he hoped the Senate would show
it in dealing with a bill some parts of
which no Senator had attempted to justily.
Mr. Thurman referred to the remarks
of Morton, and said that he desired to sav
to his Democratic friends that it this bill
ihould pass they would hear much more
of the same sort between this time and
November qext.
Mr. Mortin said that the bill ts it now
itood was as much the work ol Demo
.crats as any others; Jience there wiB an
end to all. talk about retrenchment.
Mr. Thurman said that it wan true,
but ob the bill had broken dovn all
partv lined, it-broke through everything.
He did not think tho Government could
afford to appropriate moro than $4,000,*
.000 this year for rivers- and harbors, and
it was a great fallacy to advocate extravagance,
on the ground that the resourced
of this country were bound to lose.'
The debate was continued by Messrs.
Logan, Caperton and Wallace.
Mr. Morton said the debate hijd been to
the effect that the country was on the
verge of bankruptcy. Tilden, who wtis
nominated by the Democratic party for
President, in a recent speech wjien he was
serenaded said "the wolf was at the door
of every house in the conntrv." He
(Morion) thought it was that kind of talk
which was to enter so largely into this
campaign, and which was so largely false.
There was some distress in tho country,
but it was nothing like what it jiad been
said to be. The statement that the country
was on the verge of bankruptcy was
false/and put out for. pplitical effect. If
the appropriations should be made ac!
cording to tho House bills there would
be a large surplus to apply to the payment
of the national debt, hut tho people
would have as much taxes to pay as ever.
Mr. Kernah said the people would bo
relieved by having a surplus revenue.
Let there be.such a surplus, and then taxation
could be reduced. Congress must
cease making sncli large appropriations
if it ever intends to reduce taxation. The
people shonld be relieved .from every
dollar of taxation that was possible.
There were'people all over tho country
out of work, ana if Mr. Tilden was wrong
in his assertion and the Senator from Indiana
(Morton) was right, the .whole
country would know it. He hoped that
persons would not be influenced by the
argument of the Senator that tho.stateof
the country and the national treasury
was such tjiat large appropriations might
be made. ,
Mr. Ferry said thaiit seemed his State
had been the target against which all tjie
weapons had been aimed, tie repeated
his argument that Michigan had 15 per
runt of tho coast nf the whole country.
and he would not be true to his State
if he'. did not leave the chair
of the presiding officer and take some
littlo part in her defense, lie defended
his course in the morning to accept the
Houso bill and said that the bill gave
Michigan,$4*1,0,00 Icsh than the. bill as
now before the Senate. He denied that
this wm a political bill and argued that
it was f6t the interest of' commerce
throughout the country. When other
Senators gave good reasons for iniproveriienta
in their respective localities, he
had voted for them as he did for those in
his own state, because ho supposed that
the Senators knew best what, their respective
states wanted.
Pending the discussion, Senate went
into executive session and soon adjourned.
Mr. llriNtow.
New York, July 17.?-A disnatch from
Washington states' that Mr. Knott says
he docs not intend to recall Mr. Bristow
to press him any farther with questions
about cabinet matters, though he mav
call him on other points. Mr. Bristow's
friends say that he will not change his
course towards the committee on account
of the Presidents letter, and they add
that this question of answering the committees
ot Congress was formally discussed
in the cabinet{ and that tiie President
and all the cabinet agreed that no
answer should be made touching the
cabinet proceedings or conversations to
any committee of Congress.
KailrotiU foiitriM'l.s.
Atchison, ka., July 17.?Bids for the
extension of the Central branch of the
Union Pacific railroad from "Watcrville,
the present terminus, to Washington,
Kansas, were opened and the contracts
awarded to-day. Tho 'successful bidders
are mostly Illinois men.
Reports from all parts of the Stato state
that the crops this year will be the largest
*nd fineflt 'ever harvested in Kansas.
Most of the flmall grain is already harvested.
Corn promises an enormous
yield' The weatiier ia very favorable.
1'ifttolN and PoUon.
New Orleans, July 17.?Magill Monsoon
wo* shot and instantly killed veaterday,
six miles below Algiers, by Alexander
Jones; caused by a row among
their children.
John Sylvester, colored, was shot and
killed by Wesley JDdwards, colored.
Robert R. Yadborne, one of the nine
holding over Republican State Senators,
died yeserday at Hahuville, Sb. Charles
Pariah, Miss.
Jano Detitaan dfed in' two hours by
taking oxalic acid in place- of cpsom
salts. ^
IIonIoii fan*! Novo tlie Old Month
Boston, July 17.?The committee in
charge of subscriptions for the Old South
Church having asked an extension of time
for the purchase of.the property till January
1st, and the same having been refused
by the society, thev have abandoned
all hope of saving the building and the
work .of demolition begins at once.
Itau Over and Killed.
New Orleans, July 17. ?Arthur
Morse, agod about 27 years, and a son of
the late Prof. 8. F. B. Morse, of N. Y,.
was killed on the Pontchartrain Railroad
to-day. He wan sitting on the rail of the
filatform of a crowded .passenger car,
rom where he was thrown by a sudden
movement of tho train, the wheels passing
avoi' his neck and almost severing his
head from bi? body.
Suicided for Love.
Jeffersonvjlle, Ind., July 17.?Frazier
Standikle, a German farm hand near
here,;nhot himself through tho stomach
Saturday night'causing a fatal wound.'It
ia said ho was desperately in love with a
German lady who failed to reciprocate
his affection, anil becoming intoxicated
over his misfortune he committed tho
rash act. * ;
, The NtevenM flattery.
New York, July 17.?The persons apj*>n(ori
Uv thnfMianftAllor of Now Jersey.
'po receive proposals for the purchase of
tSteven*' battery, met to-day at Hoboken
to receive bids; 6 were received. It is anderelood
that two foreign powers are bidders
for the battery.
Denle* the Charge.
Boston, July 17.??x-lfnited States
Serge&nt-at-Arms Ordway publishes a
card in the Journal declaring that the
reports of his irregularities are false and
deliberate attempts to blacken him. He
says that ho visited Washington, but the
committee would not give him an opportunity
to appear and explain.
Bridge Nojcide.
Nashville, July 17.?Parfl Hoffman,
a private in Company F, lGth Infantry,
suicided to-day by jumping of) the suspension
bridge, after having denuded
himself, falling inU> the river below, a
distant* of 95 feet. He had been drinking.
Mew Telegraph Laid.
Mncrnis. Julv 17.?The new cable telegraph
was laid by Superintendent Baker
and Sol. Palmer to-day, despite thej excessive
heat and high water.
TurkUli DI?jpatclie?
Wishxhoiox, July 17.?Th&Turkiih
miniater received the following official
dispatch from Constantinople, dated to"I'ach
attacked the 8ervuns.yeat$rday
afternoon, the engagement lasting six
honr. Our soldiers captured with the
bayonet, the entrenchments occupied by
the enemy and defeated them "completely.
We oaptured'a-large number of arms Ac.
In consequence of the moment in advance
of Suleyman Pacha, the] Servians
abandoned their entrenchments at IJa?
bine, Glarzo, and retired intoSei-via;
movempits'of th? army.
Gen, Sheridan has forwarded the. fojlowingdispatchea
to Sherman: ...'
I have already ordered Gen. Merritt to
join Gen. Crook, but ho will be detained
| a few days in attempting to intercept the
I Indians, who have left Red Cloud agency.
I would suggest to Crook to.unite with
Tercy and attack the Indian*, but I am
so far away that I will have to leave them
to act.for themselves as I have done.
Camp on GoosrCre*k, Wyomuw, ) I
July 12, via Frtxrkax, >
July 16,1870. . J J
My last information 1rom Red Cloud
Agency was that the Cheyennes had left
there to re-enforce the'enemy in my front.
As this takes away all the disturbing
element from" that; section, I have
availed myself ofl*fhe Lieut. Generals
permission and order eight companies .of
the Fifth Cavalry under thocommiMjd.of
Gen. Merritt to join me at this point.
The best information I can getfrom my
frqut is that the Sioux Jtavetthree fighting
men to my one. Although, I,have nq
douljt of my ability to whiptheqi with my
present force, a victory would likely be
one barren of results, and so I have
thought it better to defer an attack until
I can get the Fifth here, and' theh ^hd the
campaign with one crushing blow. The
hostile Indians are, according to my adT
vices, encamped on the Little Horn, near
me oase 01 uio mountains, aim wui pruuably
remain there until my reinforce*
ments come up, I received a d la patch
from Gen. Terry this morning asking me
to co-operate, and I will doso to the best
of my ability. Geo. F. Crook,
'Brigadier General.
The committer of conference on the
Legislative, Executive and. Judicial
Appropriation'Bill, met. this morning,
but adjourned without an agreement.
The indications for an adjustment of the
difference, however, were encouraging.
The Committee .on public Huildioga
and Grounds adopted Poppletons report
on the quarter of a million deficiency in
the appropriation for the New York
postofhee building. The committee say
that the prices 01 the supplies were reasonable,
and that there was noextrava^
gance in the furniture, but find that the
expenditure of $227t000 in excess of the
appropriation constituted official misconduct
on the part of those who had
charge of tho work, for which there is no
excuse or mlliation. Your committee
are satisfieu, and they say in conclusion,
that the persons in charge of the work
have been guilty of gross npgligence and
carelessness in the discharge of their official
duties if not utterly reckless of
public interests. The committee find,
however, that the persons holding claims
against the government for supplies thus
furnished in excess of the appropriation
acted in good faith and should be paid.
Mr. Pratt, a member of t|ie committee,'
signs a minority report extenuating the
conduct of the officials on the ground of
the urgency of a speedy completion of the
The members of the Universal Israelite
Alliance of Paris, addressed a letter to
tho President expressing to him, to Con
gross nnu mo wnoio American peopic,
their good will for the prosperity of the
Union. '
have completed their amendatory internal
revenue bill, and may report it tomorrow.
Thero are no alteration* in
taxea, but the changes are principally
with reference to the better administration
of the present law.
to-day directed E.' H^Danforth, Indian
agent at the White river agency, to allow
all the Ute Indiana who wished to join
General Crook to leave their reservation
for that purpose.
(Jen. T. W. Bennett, recently nominated
by the President for Governor of Idaho
Territory, declines the office.
General Sherman, President bf the Society
of the Army of Tennessee, has appointed
Admiral D. D. Porter, Gen. Wm.
McKeo Dunn, Uol. A.H. Markland, Capt.
8. L.Phelps and Col. Jphn M. Bacon a
Committee of Arrangements for the annual
meeting to take place in this city the
10th and 17th of Qctober next, at which
time the statue of Gen/ McPherson will
be unveiled.
The appropriation bills are still in an
unsettled condition, with the prospect of
a favorable adjustment J>y Saturday. The
OUIUiry KjlVll UUl WOO IIACU upuu 1" millV
last in the conference, and was supposed
to be readv for reporting to both Houses.
To-day, however, the bill* Was taken
up. again, and ndw propositions
entertained which will require
at least one more day ^or adjustment,
if it don't, (delay the'bill a
much.longer time. The same thing has
occurred to the arifiy bill. The conference
agfeed on a report '6n Saturday and
it was written out to-day. When it was
ready for the signatures of tho conferees
it was ascertained that some of them had
new amendments to submit, and the bill
will-be delayed another dav. The conference
on the legislative bill spent the
whole time at their "meeting to-day in
discussing the different propositions for
agreement, but in re&lity made no visible
progress on* the bill. Propositions were
submitted looking to an entire readjustment
of some portions of the mil, which
if agreed to will require a week or ten
days to prepare the bill for aotion. Altogether
the oritlook is hot so. favorable for
a satisfactory termination to the. differ-;
ence between the two houses as when the
adjournment took place yesterday. |
Arrested and* Bailed. 1
New Orliaks, July 17.?W. F. Booth
.and E. W. Robertson! of Ealt-Batonl
Rouge, were brought here yesterday by
| tho Deputy United States Marshal. They
were arrested nn an indiotment for .conspiracy
to prevent Pariah Judge Davis
from exercising the duties of his office.
They were bailed.
Tammany Defeated*
?r. Louis, July' 17^-The result of the
Democratic primary election on Saturday
proves to be a decided defeat for
Tammany, that faction electing considerably
less than one-half of the delegates
to the State Convention.
Restored to Duty.
Colukbub, July 17.?Lieut. Cunning,
ham, U. 8. An who was recently tried at
this place for conduct unbecoming an
officer and gentleman, ban been restored
to duty.
Ragusa. July 17.?The Montenegrins
are at'Bleagae, near Mostar, ana the
capture T)f the latter Is confidently expected.
VrionrA, July 17.?1The Turk Mi cam,paign
seema to be strictly defensive. The
Turks have abandoned their positions in 1
LoWer Herzegovina, excepting some for.
titled places and the strongest blockhouses.
Even tlfe evacuation of Mostar
seemB contemplated. '
The Times lias a special from Calcutta,
which says the exchange question occu- '
pies the public attention to the almost
entire exclusion of other topics. AVhether
the lowest poitU has been reached, '
whether depression will be permanent or
temporary, and whether any and what
remedy is possible, ore the main subjects
of conversation among all classes. .'The
rate now is a fraction above one shilling, <
six pence per rupee, to that remitting
small sums costs about thirty - live
per cent. Large sums .costs slightly
less. The governments loss will nearly
equal the gain irom the . opium,
revenue. Except the mutiny, this is the ,
worst crisis in the Anglo-Indian history, (
and'there are few instances any where ol .
n pilunllv ia ornnhincr and nn irpnarnL
If the depression continues it will probably
parilyee the import trade. The
(problem before this Indian government
calls'for the . most anxious consideration.
.If the depression in to bo permanent, it
will resolve iteel/ into a question of how
to stave ofl* national-bankruptcy.
The Echo says: It is understood that
the following members - of Parliament
will proceed to Philadelphia after the
adjournment of the present session: Jo*
seph GillisJJiggar, Jacob Bright, Thomas
Burt, Frederick Edward Blackett, George
Anderson, Charles Cameron, Joseph
Cowen, Sir Hart Dilkej Baft., Joseph
Dodds, Charlea Joseph Fay, Edward
Temperly Gourley, Sir Henry Marshman
Havelock, Bart.,- C. *B. James, Fortescue
Harrison, Isaac Fletcher, KIU8.,
John Walter, James Lawson, George
Leeman, Alexander McDonald, "William
Holmes Anthony, John Jiurdello, John
O'Conner Power, James Whitwell Pease,
Mr. Rylandi, Thomas Eustaco Smith,
Patriclc James Smith, James. Cochrane
Stevenson, John Whitweil and Benjamin
Whitworth. Right -Hon. John Bright
declines to go, on account of ill health. '
In the House of Lords, Earl Der- '
by in replying to the question by Earl
Denlelgh (Conservative), said: I can't
advise Parliament to abrogate the declaration
of the treaty of Paris that a neutral
flag protects aU enemies goods, except
the contraband of war. This declaration
has been in force for twenty
years. England has pressed it dn other
governments, and if she now withdraws
it would raise the suspicion that she was
preparing for war.
In the House of Commons, iu consequence
of a. question put by Geo. Otte
Treavelyn (Liberal), Lord Gordon
Lennox (Liberal Conservative), Chief
Commissioner of works and buildings, ex- ,
plained his connection with the Lisbon
tramways. His statement was read with
Disraeli announced that in consequence
of Treavelyn's question, Gordon Lennox
had resigned the Commiasionership of '
Public Works.
Mr. Treavelyn said that his object,
a tribute to public morality had
been attained, and he would abstain
from further remarks.
A dispatch from Elliot the Turkish
minister at Constantinople says that the
Aiceflaen in Bulgaria are deplorable, but ?
the published reports are grossly e'xag- 1
gyrated. There has been no wholesale
Slaughter of Christians.
false bulletins. ;
Constantinople, July 17.?The Governor
General of Herzegovina telegraphs
from Moatar as follows; All bulletins respecting
the pretended Insurgent victories
in Herzegovina arc false. There has
been no engagement, except tjie combat
sustained by Selim Pasha in the defile of
Zallam, which I reported on the 13th in- .
stant. The Montenegrins who.are ope- ,
rating on the mountains and in deserted
villages,' have not approached tho positions
where the imperial troops are concentrated.
Tho reported capture of ^
Galetflka, Bilek, Stolatr. and Nevesinje is '
a pure invention. On the 13th inst. a "
company of .Turkish troojw from Klek
fell into an ambuscade of insurgents under
Gen. Panloritch. They suftered "
great loss while , sustaining an attack of '
superior forces till the arrival of reinforcements,
when the Insurgents retired.
Belgrade, July 17.?A Servian detachment
has invaded tho whole valley of
Teplitxa, between ifovibazar and Nisch.
The villages therein have risea and furnished
volunteers for the Servian army, r
A statement published here denying j
the various.reports.unfavorableto $eryia H
'says Gen. Schernagoff has neither been ]
surrounded nor beaten. No important s
battle is now expected for a fortnight.
General Ollmpica. reports that the y
Turks are committing fearful atrocities, \
burning Servian and'Bosnian villages, ]
and, massacreing fthe inhabitants. The
Servians are Still before Novi Bazar de- 1
spite the assertions to the contrary. The <
Servians havo not yet lost a singlo can- J
The mother, of .Prince Milan died at
Wurseburg, Bavaria, to-day. (
panic at most ah. *
A great panic exists at Mostar because 1
of the Montenegrin successes. The .
Christians fear the vengeance of the
Turks. The Montenegrins have interrupted
the communication between Trebinge
and Kagtlsa. {
Favorably Impressed. 1
London, July 17;?The reports from
all tho European Capitals say that Lord
Derby's statement has made a very favorable
impression. 1
resigned. 1
4Lord Henry G. 0. Gordon lias resigned, ]
in consequence of his connection with the 1
Lisbon tramway.
bubinksg failures.
Robert Mines and Allersa Bros. & Co.,
merchant*, have failed; liabilities ?70,- 1
000. Gilbert, Wright & Clark, wholesale ]
hosier*, havo also failed; liabilities '
Earlhqnako Shock.
. Vienna, July 17.?A severe shock of j
an earthquake, lasting several seconds,
was experienced here this afternoon. No
damage has been reported. ?
Paris, July 17.?Serepel, Republican,
has been elected deputy for Koubaix. I
Marine Intelligence.
N*w York, July 17.?The steamship
England, from Liverpool, haa arrived.
Qomwiow*, July 17.?The steamer
Parthia, from Boston, has arrived,
uot. Jewell*! Reception.
Hartford, Julv 17,?The reception
to Governor Jewell tonight vu grand.
A Committee of the citizens of both political
parties met him in New Haven,
and after the reception there, came to
Hartford by a special train, stoppini at
the Meriden Hotel where there was a
welcome address bj Hon. D. A, Piatt and
% response by Gov. Jewell.
At Hartford thousands of people asnembled
at the depot.
a salute op fifteen ours
tired and the arrival of the train was
hailed with music, rockets and .colored
fires. Mr', Jewell waa welcomed by Mayor
Sprague (Democrat) who said the people
felt that there waa no blot on his escutcheon,
and that the determination of
the people to resent an apparent injustice
lito added to this assemblage many of his
political opj>onents.
Gov. Jewell expressed his gratification
it'the cordial welcome of his friends and
Neighbors whom he was glad to meet
agaiu, and he accepted the demonstation
is an evidence that his friends approved
bis public course. He was glad to be
promoted Jo the highest possible rank,
that of an American private citizen.
A procession, consfsting.of seven companies
of the First .Regiment State Militia.
the Governor's Guard and the Camjriuge
Guards, colored, then escorted the
Governor to his residence, fire-works be-*
ng sent off on the route and the resilences
ol cjtirons being generally illumimted
'and * the streets thronged with
At his residence Hon. Fenry 0. Robinion
made an'address welcoming him
igain to Hartford. He said his friends
iad applauded his promise to conduct
lis. department at Washington on busiless
principles, and his resistance of the
ntreaties and threats of bad men and his
fTorts in the cause of political reform, to
rhich tho sound heart of the nation is
specially sensitive. All do not forget
there js ik true manhood
uch stuff as circumitances of elevation
ooruce cannot creaie, nor removals irom
iffice destroy.
Gov. Jewell responded, and after
peaking of liia gratification for this corlial
reception to bis home, slid that
rhen he took - his position in the
Jabinet he did announce that he would
un his department as any business must
e rnn, lor the benefit of the owners,
rhich are the people; that he would
lunish fraud wherever found, and diiharge
all ignorant or drunken employes,
nd make honesty and fidelity the basis of
ppointment to office.- How far he bad
one so the records of the department
nd the verdict of the public must juctee.
.'be verdict to have been an honest ofli*
ial was better than to be an official.
Mayor Lewis, of New Haven, made a
ni, in which he said the reason why
ewell, who was in Washington ten
ays ago, was now here as a private cltU
en, was bedauifo he was holiest.
The demonstration was without diainction
of party. "
Mlicial LInI of Killed In r?okVi
Command at KosebuU.
Chicago, July 17.?The following is
he official list of the killed in Crook's
ommand at the battle of the Rosebud:
David Marshall, sergeant, Company F;
Jilbcrt Roe, private, Company F: Win.
. Allen, private, Company F; Eueene
'lynn, private, Company F; Anton New;erker,
sergeant, Company JL; Richard
lennet, private, Company L; Brooks
tonners, private, Company L; Allen J.
-.itchell, private, Compahy L?all of the
?hird Cavalry.
Among the wounded are: Henry A.
luy, captain, Company G, Third Cavaly;
Patrick O'Donnell, sergeant, same
Joinpany; Tho9.Megher,scrgeant,Compaiy
F, Second Cavalry; A. Rosen^ergeant,
Jompang F, Third Cavalry; James Carty.
Jompany F, Third Cavalry; Samuel
took, Company L, Third Cavalry. Beides
these there were 15 wounded, chiefv
from the Third Cavalry.
Weather Report.
Was Dkfatoowt, )
Offick of tob'Chikf 6:qj?al Offickb, V
Washington, D.C., July lb,?1 a. M.J
For New England, the Middle States
ind tho Lower Lakes, slightly warmer,
Icar or fair weather, light south to west
rinds, a falling barometer on the coast
nd a statfonary or slight rise in baromecr
on the Lower Lakes, followed durine
lie night by local rains in the last named
For tho Tennessee and Ohio Valley
rarmer and partly cloudy weather, aoutli
rinds, slight changes in barometer, posibly
local rains in the Lower Mississippi
For the upper lakes, upper Mississippi
nd lower Missouri valleys partly clouuv
leather and areas of rain, with no decid:d
change in temperature or barometer.
Chewier l'ark ltacos.
Cincinnati, July 17.?Chester Park
aces?last day. First race, 2:45 class,
)urse $1,000, won by Lady in three
itraight heats, Scott Thomas second,
i^rank Miller third. Time 2:35,2:29*,
Second race, free for all, purse $2,000,
van won by Susie in three straight heats,
rime, 2:27,2:29. 2:27. Iluntress second,
S'ellie Irwin third.
Third race, five mile dash, between
Winder's' Blossom and Stone's Lady
Chester, was won by Lady Chester. Time
Rowing Regatta.
New Orleans, July 17.?The Southern
21ub, rowing regatta to?day at Mineral
re, Lake l'oncnartrain, was largely atenued.
. .
1st race?Single scull, one mile, Won
>y St. John, of New Orleans, 2: Riveride.3;
time 8:58}.
2d race-rDoublo BOulln,mile*and?a-half,
ron by Howard St. John, 2; Hopes, 3;
i me 11:51.
:id race?Four oared barges, 2 miles,
ras won by Hones and Riversides, 2;
Perseverance, 3; Southern, 4; time 14^36.
Kansas Omr. Jul? 17.?B. J. Franklin
>r&fl nominated for Conftrteee to-night by
he Democrats of th6'8th Congressional
District, 6n the 144th ballot, the Convenion
being in session for several days past.
locondloiy fLre.
Chicaoo, Jnly 17.?a Tima special
lays a supposed incendiary fire destroyed
;he elevator at Charleston, Illinois, owned
jy Gage & Chilton. Loss $80,000.
New York, July 17.?Frederick ?.
Lathtop, cashier of the Fourth National
Bank of this city, was killed at Lake 11alapac
by a railroad train Saturday night.
San Francisco, July 17.?Arrived?
rhc Pacific Mail steamer Chranfdafrom
Panama. ..V'".
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