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that to approve the bill would be to give liberty
to the mob to organize opposition and treason
on*a day or days when the baud of the federal
Executive would be powerless; that the bill
would make the ballot-box a place of refuge for
criminals; that it would work a destruction of
the Federal power, and be a gross humiliation
to the National Government.
SoeddX Dlsvalch to The Tribune., .
Washington, D. C., May 10.—The Demo
crats arc much concerned at the political situa
tion., The sentiments of the managing men
Among them were pretty well expressed at a
breakfast party here this morning, which was
attended by a number of Republican and Dcm
cratic Senators. The Democrats expressed the
opinion that Congress would hasten and finish
the business before it certainly before the Ist
of June. They.. believe that the extra
session has done the party no good,
and that it was a bad piece of business. The
Democrats are making nothing by It. If the
Military-Interference bill is vetoed, they will im
mediately pass tile Army bill without the polit
ical amendments, And the political amendments
may possibly be stricken from the Legislative
bill, and the contest be abandoned and an ap
peal be taken, as was suggested in the Demo
cratic caucus, to the people.' One of the propo
sition, then was that no attempt should be made
to withhold the supplies: that
to the people in the elections to be held this fall
In Ohio and New York, and, if the elections In
these States favored the Republicans, the Dem
ocrats would' consider that the views of the
people were against it. To what extent the
Democrats are becoming convinced that they
are losing ground in the North may be icarned
from an interesting colloquy between a Northern
Democratic Congressman who has jnst
returned from a protracted absence,
and a Southern Congressman. The
Northern Congressman was disposed to be con
servative in his views. Upon being asked by his
Southern colleague what
■were in the North, the Northern Congressman
replied: “Take the State of .Massachusetts.
The Republicans will cany that State by an in
creased and overwhelming majority this year,—
bv 50,000, yes by 100,000, —and.nothing can stop
them.” ; ■
“t suppose,” said the Southern. Democrat,
“tbatthepossibilities of financial legislation have
disturbed the people there?”
. “Finance, legislation? No, sir,” profanely
thundered the Northern man. “It is your
damned Southern-performances’here in Con
gress.” ,
It is perhaps on account of mutterings all
around the sky like this that Atkins, Chairman
of the Appropriations Committee, said to-night
that, it the President should veto the Military
Interference bill, Congress should be adjourned
in two weeks.
Senator Blaine says to-nigbt that Congress
Will adjourn by June 1.
Soedal Dispatch to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., May 10.—Senator Ben
Hill, of Georgia, delivered a great speech in the
Senate, ostensibly in favor of the political sec
tion attached to the legislative Appropriation
hill, but in reality on the political issues which
at present divide the two great parties and are
agitating the country. Mr. Hill spoke for near
ly four hours, and, although he traversed a good
deal of familiar ground, his treatment of tbe
several topics was new and interesting. Mr.
Hill lacks the polished rhetoric and perfect elo
cution of Conkllng, yet his earnestness and
clearness always makes him an interesting
speaker. He never fails to command the undi
vided attention of thq Senate. He devoted a
considerable portion of his effort to replying to
the speeches of Messrs. Conkling and Edmunds.
was to show that the Rebellion was precipitated
by the North. According to his theory, the
North bad undertaken to Interfere with what
tbe people of the South considered their lawful
property.; Ho.disclaimed on- the'part bf.his
section any intention of.ever going into another
war. Secession, be said, was a doctrine which'
had had its day, wrought its wrongs, and de
scended to ils grave. It.was the end of the at
tempt to vitalize the doctrine of State rights.
The .other doctrine, the twin of the dead issue,
was centralism, which,' however, was not dead.
It still reared aloft Its head, and it is that which
now prompts the opposition to the pending
measure. ■
Mr, Hill's attempt to put himself,' and his
party, and the South in a good attitude was very
ingenious. In order to make the North appear
responsible lor the War, he tried to show that
man; of. the leading men; of the South had
been opposed to the War at the outset. Out of
the eleven Representatives and Senators now in
Congress from Georgia,
and opposed to secession. He read from an old
newspaper, yellow with age and almost worn
out with handling, a letter he had written at
Millageville, a year after the articles of
secession had been passed by the Convention ot
that State, in which he deeply deplored the
event, and looked with dark misgivings into the
He went into an elaborate argument to show
that the War of the Rebellion was entered into
reluctantly by the people of the State, wbo were
especially devoted to the Union. It was only
the institution of slavery which sectiouallzed
the country and divided the people of the North
and South against each other. The-men who
precipitated the War, he said, were now trying
'to start another, but they would never succeed.
He expressed a strong belief that the President
would not veto the new bill, for the reason that
it would be an act of partizansbip, and the Pres
ident had once said that he serves his party
best wbo serves his country best.
, He read a letter
in 1861 to the Governor of Michigan, in which
the hope was expressed that the Peace Con
gress then assembled might come to grief. He
was afraid that Indiana aud Illinois might he
weakening. There must be, said Mr. Chandler,
in the letter quoted by Mr. Hill, a little blood
letting.- Witnont it the Union would not be
worth a rush. ' ■
Hill then asked if Chandler had lost any
blood in the War. At this Mr, Chandler’s eyes
flashed fire, and his face became nnsneakabiy
savage; "He immediately sent for some docu
ments: and a glass of water, and alter Senator
HHI sat down he arose and delivered
against the Democracy. “This is the fourth
time since 1861,” he said, “ that allusion has
been made to circumstances under which that
letter was written. I had been In this Senate
for four years listening to treason. The threat
was universally, ‘Do this or we will dissolve
the Union.’ There was treason in the White'
Honse, treason in the Cabinet, treason in the
Senate and House of Representatives, boldly
outspoken treason daily and hourly uttered.'
The threat was made upon this floor and in my
hearing. Treason was applauded in the galle
ries of this chamber, and no notice was taken
of it The flag of Rebellion was raised, arid then
that lettfir was written by me to the Governor
of Michigan.' He wanted to make use of it X
told him he could make any use of it he saw fit
To-day that is my letter.”
Sneaking of a proposition of Powell, of-Ken
tncky, to negotiate. Chandler said; “Sir, it
W*», ' . f • ' - / ? ; ■
The time for negotiations had passcd-rlWe- bid
offered everything in the way of negotifeiori;
This was the condition of things when thldf
letter was written. Michigan-was loyai;—and'
her Governor was loyal. ’ That' was all there
was of it. But how much blood did th'eSenator
from Georgia shrid in that wjirS’\ * 1 |
Mr. Hill (interrupting)—" The chief' differ
ent® between usls that I'.was'niit Iri’farer ’of;
shedding anybody’s blood.'’- 1 /r - ■ V'l.t ■F T =:
' MK Chandler—“ Nor was 1, except to punish
treason. The Senator from Georgia is not the
man to stand uo'here and talk about shedding
anybody’s blood. *. He was safe enough in
Fortress Lafayette.”
Mr. Chandler by a savage assault
upon the doctrine of State rights. He was very
much excited, and spoke as if his whole soul
was in each word he uttered.
Northern Democrats to-uight are
at the extraordinary . indiscretions of Senator
Ben Hill’s speech. It was a justification of the
South in the Rebellion, and such a presentation
of the doctrine of State Sovereignty as must be
followed by disastrous results In the North.
Calhonn could not have gone' further than Hill
did to-day. Although the latter avowed him
self a Union man, ho -pronounced the Union a
Confederacy. Just as he is made to appear in
the testimony taken before the 'Ku-Klux Com
mittee as haying testified that be was a Union-
Secessionist, a fact with which Zach Chandler
taunted him. Hill went so fsr back in our
history that be spoke of United States
Senators as*, the Ambassadors in the
Senate Chamber of States, and in sneaking of
the Union he' declared that its function was to
be faithful in defense of the States. Secession
he considered .
compared with Uie principles of the Union men
of the North,, which he called consoiidationism
and monarchism. He carried his theory so far
as to insist that the mca who really caused the
Union at the North were monarchists. “The
War began,” he said, " aiul the monarchists
(meaning the Union men at the North) had the
advantage by possession of the Government,
which they acquired through the Secession
He predicted that’there fs greater danger to
the Union'men from the efforts of these semi-
Unionists or monarchists to protect the Gov
ernment than there was in ISCO.
Altogether the speech will be a most capital
Republican campaign document. It creates
dismay in the Democratic ranks.
To Vie Western Associates Press.
Washington, D. C., May 10.—In the Senate,
consideration was resumed of the bill making
appropriations for the legislative, executive, and
judicial expenses of the Government for the
fiscal year ending June 30,1550, and lor other
purposes. '
.Mr. Beck, of the Committee on Appropria
tions, said that the bill was substantially the
same as that agreed to by the Committee of
Conference at the former session of Congress,
with a fety exceptions.
Mr. Edmunds inquired whether what is called
the “ political legislation ” is the same as pro
posed last year, or did it differ by enlargement
or diminution?
Mr. Beck replied that be was not prepared to
answer, as he had not compared the two propo
sitions. .
The amendments restoring the compensation
of the Senate’s officers, clerks, and other em
ployes, which the House had reduced, were
agreed to.
Mr. Beck moved that the reading of the bill
be dispensed with, to afford Mr. Hilt an oppor
tunity to address the Senate, as be Intends
to leave the city, and may not return before the
end of tbe present session.
hill’s remarks.
Mr. Hill then spoke with reference to that
part of the bill proposing new legislation with
regard to jurors, Supervisors of Elections, etc.
He asked why the discussion had been thrust
upon the country, the legislation proposed being
very simple, nothing Put the repeal of some
portions of»the laws enacted during and since
the War. .He had watched the discussion io
order to arrive at the motive which prompted it,
and was now satisfied that the party In this
country had _ entered . upon a well, or,
rather, ill, considered but determined pur
pose of the reopening of sectional agitation
which so long disturbed the people, with a view
of consolidating one section of the country
against the other for the benefit of party,
without reference to the public good. - If the
bill should become a law it would-not affect in
any degree the legislation previous to 1863.: If
the majority in Congress declare from this time
forward that the army and navy shall not inter
fere with the elections, they out re-enact what
the custom, practice, and law were before the
act of 1565. The country was to be told that
the Democrats wanted to destroy the power of
the Government to enforce, the' laws. The
speech of the Senator from Vermont ought to
be studied, as it showed great questions of
difference between the two great parties now
struggling for the mastery. If the assuring
tion that there conld be no protection to the
country save bv military arm should unfor
tunately ever be believed' bv the country, the
Republic would be at sn end.
• Mr. Hill then alluded to the persons who had
sojourned in the South and gone North to de
liver Icctnres on the subject'd Southern wrongs
and outrages,, their statements beiug of ■
and also referred to those who instigated the
movement of the negroes to Kansas under false
nretensesand for their own personal benefit, as
they became sharers in the money, contributed
for . the relief the sufferers.. The South had
been maligned in a hundred different shapes
and forms for the purpose of antagonizing the
North, and to secure the Republicans In the pos
session of power. There was a persistent,
earnest, arbitrary, and dictatorial purpose to in
duce the "President to veto the bill prohibiting
military Interference at the polls. He
never believed that tbe Eresident would veto
the hill. He did not believe the. Eresident
would lend himself to any such scheme. The
President signalized his Administration by the
removal of troops at the South, and therefore
he did not believe the President would be guilty
of inconsistenoy.by vetoing this bill. The Pres
ident declared in his inaugural address that the
man who best served his country best served his
party. He hoped tbe President would rise
above the clamor of those who are seeking to
revive sectional agitation. If he should do so
he.would for a second time in his administra
tion show him Self worthy of the position ho
holds. But if he should veto the bill for party
cuds, tbe time would come when the two par
ties -
on the great questions which the Democratic
party would meet with moderation but firm
ness. The Republicans, Hill repeated, resort to
the veto because theywant military force to
control elections in order to keep themselves in
Mr. Hill affirmed that thetremendons contest
now before the country had its origin and mean
ing in the purpose ot the Republicans to obtain
absolute control of the States by force in order
to perpetuate their power, whether the people
are willing or not, and in furtherance of their
purpose almost every Republican speaker baa
been seeking to impress the country with the
idea of the great danger to come from what
they call
Tbc Senator from New York (Conklin") had
pointed out the number of Senators ana Rep*
rescntatlves who were in the Confederate serv
ice, saying that because of this the of
the North were alarmed. But all the charges
that they were not loyal, and therefore/could
not be trusted, were hosed on the assumption
that they, were the enemies of'the Union,
and should the Government pass into their
bands there .would bo great danger to the pub
lic liberties. If the assumption-were true, the
result was inevitable. If they were tbc enemies
of the union, they*had ho right in Congress, no
busmC&s here, ‘and if „ they were hon
orable men they ought to leave.
The people of the North ought to
understand these things. Be granted what the
Senator from New Xork Intimated. This gush
will not do, the Senator said, aud this walkii) o "
arm m arm ana shaking of hands by Confed
crates and Onion men in public assemblies was
well enough for Sunday-school teachers.. States
men, said Mr. Hill, want reason. The Rcpre
sentatives of Uie South were not the enemies of
the. Union, and therefore ought to be present
here. L he Republicans oppose the repeal of the
obnoxious laws under , the . pretense that the
South was „
How could it be that the South could not be
trusted' . Becausc it was proposed to repeal the
laws that had not been on the statute book for
seventy-fire-years before they were- enacted?
Was die South nqt .to be trusted because it
wanted, intelligence and virtue in a
and ■-because it wanted; the
“toy taken 'away 'from - the polls, J and
because the SouthV through its Representatives
wished to prevent; the control of the elections by
Deputy Marshals ’arid- Supervisors? Southern
men wentto the w3r in vindication of their con
victions: -Tbe-Sonth did mot secede fronrthe
Union because they were enemies ol the Consti
tution and Union; it was driven into secession
hv the extremists ofjtiie' -North. - The Senator
from /tew YorkiConkling) called the Repre
sentatives of tint Sojjthj .Confederates, gild then .
I: thecSorth that they -ought to be alarmed
beCause was --proposed-'by the same
kind of men who were here before the War. He
(Hill) had been -making ■ a count too, and,
strarigeiy as the Senator might think of it. of
the nine Representatives and two Senators from
Georgia, nine, certainly eight,
Mr. Conkling asked when.
Mr. Hill replied till it came, and then, they
stood np in that dark hour like men for their
convictions. They had no apology to make. Of
the ninety-three Renresentatives and Senators,
about seventy-five were opposed to secession*
He mentioned tills for the purpose of showing
how sound the Southern people are. ' They are
willing to be represented by men true to the
Mr. Hill then related some of his personal
history. South Carolina seceded in December,
1860. 'Die people of Troupe County, m which
.heiived, requested him to serve as their dele
gate in the State Convention of Georgia. He
acteptcd the trust In a letter, in which he said
he wouldcooscnt to a dissolution of .the Union
as he would to the death of his father, —only
from necessity; that, bad and extreme * meu
were fighting the Union, which never harmed
ariv one, and that he would never ask more
from those who were destroying the Govern
ment in their folly than to give his children a
better one. His people sent them to the Con
vention without opposition. In January he had
the honor to make his last speech against the
resolution in favor of secession. *On the 19th
of that month, when an ordinance' was framed,
he wrote a letter to a friend telling him the
deed was done, and that Georgia that day
The streets were wild with excitement; a oar
tv came to serenade him os it had others, but
his room was dark, his heart sad, and Ids tongue
silent. No matter who was in 'the wrong, he
said in that letter, the Union had fallen. In
IS6S he had a correspondence with that great
and good man, Horace Greeley, who did more
to build np the Republican party than
any oilier man in America. Greeley was honest
in his convictions, and boldly declared them. In
his letter to that gentleman in reply to some
thing that had been said concerning' him, he
wrote he was entitled to an audience of the
readers of the Tribune, haying in the winter of
1860 warned the people against secession/ arid
told them the War would come, an unequal,
fierce, vindictive, and desolating war. Many of
the . Free-Soilers said if the South desired to
secede it could do so in peace. The people of
the South did not secede because of hostility to
the Constitution. They pledged themselves to
form a new one on the model of the old. The
South seceded because war was made on its con
stitutional rights by the extremists of the
North to destroy its property, and because the
Northern people, through their Republican
leaders, said that secession
Greeley said they wanted no Union pinned to
gether with bayonets. There were hundreds of
thousands of persons who believed that the only
way to avoid war was to secede. They believed
that they had the right to protect anil preserve
their slave property. If they had believed the War
would result they never would have seceded.
The Georgia Convention sent him (Hill) to the
Provisional Congress. The people believed that
it there could be a delay of a few months a war
could be averted. Virginia had not then gone
out of the Union, and she issued a proclama
tion for a peace conference. His heart warmed,
and he hoped for success. Seven States had
then gone out, and therefore they could not
participate in inch Convention,but they watched
every movement with interest. These very men
who make the charges of infidelity against the
Southern people went to Wasuington to defeat
the purposes of Virginia.
In this connection .Mr. Hill read the following
Washington, Feb, 11, 18G1.— Mt Dear Gov
ernor: Gov. Bingham and myself telegraphed you
Saturday at the request of hlassachusetts and New
York to send delegates to the Peace Compromise
Congress. They admit we are right and they are
wrong, and that no Hcpnbhcan State should bdvo
sent delegates, but that they are here and cannot
get away. Ohio, Indiana, and Rhode Island are
coming in, and there is danger or Illinois, and now
they beg ns for God’s sake to come to their rescue
and save their Republican party from rupture. - I
hone they, wilt send stiff-backed men or none. The
whole thing was got up against my judgment, and
will end in thin smoke.
I hope, as a matter of courtesy to some of onr
erring otethren, that yon will send delegates.
Truly vonr friend, Zacu Chandler.
To His Excellency Austin Blair.
To this letter a postscript was added, saying
the Northern people.think that a tight would be
awful; bat “without a little blood-letting this
Union will not, la my estimation, be worth a
The representatives of the South must he
trusted. The South sought to avert tbe War,
He (Hill) knew the Republicans claim'to have
. saved the Union, bat if there had been no Re
publican party the Union would not have been
in peril, and there would have no secession, no
Returning Boards, and Electoral Commission.
People want purity and intelligence iu the jury
box, to keep the troops away from the polls,
and because they wanted to say to the States:
“You arc able to control your’elections,” and
because the representatives of the South stood
■here as a. bulwark against those who
would destroy the : ; Constitution _by
destroying the States. If you must have war
they would maintain their rights iu the Union.
But be trusted there would be no war. The
men of the South would go with the Stars and
Stripes, the flag of their country. The people
would take charge of the question. He assured
those who beard him that the North heed not
be alarmed on account of the South, but they
had cause to bo alarmed by such threats as
have been made by leading Republicans. Dem
ocrats wouln take tbe position to promote tbe
glory of the Union and perpetuate its honor.
They were going to the people in favor of the
Constitution which Madison framed and Web
ster expounded; in favor of freedom at tbe
polls, intelligence in the jury-box, and.the inde
pendence of the States, in the management ol
elections hereafter. The people would answer
the North and South. .
So far from- decreasing the Democratic ma
jority in this body these measures would in
crease it. -As to another war, the men who lost
all in the late War would not risk it again. We
owe nothing to the Republicans, Hill said.' It
was through the very agency of authority and
sovereignty of the State which you thougbtyou
had destroyed, that we are able to be here to
day, not through intimidation and fraud. It is
not,true we are solid against the North. We
are solid against the Republican partv. Why
should we not be! Can you wonder! I will
not speak of the past. Do you think we are
going to love you for the speeches you have
made during the last four weeks, criminating
and slandering us in every form! You may not
know it, but we are men., Every vile story of
fraud, no matter how unworthy of belief, is
paraded' against the Southern people, but no
matter how much testimony of good men we
bring to refute these falsehoods, that testimony
is cried down. Wo regard the Republican party
We join the Democrats of the North because we
admire their course'during War. We.had a ter
rible ordeal, but they had, one perhaps worse.
The fidelity to the Union they believed in led
them to fight against us, but after the Wgr they
met us as men, and that is why we go with
them. If .the South were solid against the Con
stitution it would be reprehensible; but they
were not. We are solid for preserving the Con
stitution and its principles. It is not we, but
Northern men who seek strife, and are against
tile Union, .it was not the Republicans out the
Northern Democrats who saved the Union, and
they will preserve it. We could not help them
to save it, but we are here to help them pre
serve it. . ■ - ■
Mr. Hill said he was born a slaveholder, but
never bought a slave except one, who asked him
to do so, and ho .was hot ashamed of that. He
would never willingly denrive a human being of
any ol .his rights.., Born and reared amid the
traditions of ' slavery, he yet wished when
secession was proposed that slavery should per
ish rather than stand in the way of the main
tenance of tlie Onion. In disunion be saw an
archy, horror, the destruction of States, and
only despotism. Disunion in any form was
nothing but a bloody waste and ruin to all races
aud conditions of men.
said this was the third time since IS6I allusion
has been made to a letter written by him’to the
Governor of Michigan. It first appeared in a
Detroit newsnaper. That letter was a private
one, and no copy was retained by him. Sena
tor; Powell brought a copy of the newspa
per to - him, .and asked if the letter
as printed was correct. Chandler told
him he did not know, having kept no copy.
Senator Powell then said if it was a correct copy
he wished to make use of it. If not, he did not
wish to use it. ■ Chandler told him he would
adopt it, and allow him to make any use of it
he pleased. So to-day the letter. If not origin
ally Mr. Chandler’s, is bis by adoption. .
■ Mr. Chandler then described the cireum-i
stances under which the letter was written. He
had been In the Senate four years listening to
treasonable utterances,. The daily and hourly
threat was: “Do this or we will destroy the
Union.” There was treason in the White
House, in the Cabinet, in the Senate, arid House,
bold, outspoken, and bampant.
Thethreat was made on the floor.oi the Senate,
“ ls presence, by .the Senator from Texas,
. * ou ®jy fliva us a blank sheet of paper, and
rectus fill.it up as we please, and then we
win .not. live with yon.” Treason was
apnlaudedin the Senate galleries, talked on the
streets, discussed in private circles. There
in the Departments, traitors in the
White iljusc. traitors in these galleries.
traitors everywhere. The flame of rebellion had
been raised, the Union was already dissolved,
tlie Rebel Government of Alabama was estab
lished. . Upon what basis could negotiations
have been made or a peace convention called
with rampant rebellion staring us in the face.
It was no time to negotiate. The time for that
had passed. Wo had offered everything In the
way of negotiation and compromise, and every
proffer had been indignantly refused. This
was tiie situation when that letter was written.
After Powell had made his assault upon him in
the Senate Mr. Chandler instantly responded,
relating the facts as he now related them, and
said ho stood by the letter then as ne stood
by it now. What was there in it.
and' what is there in it now! Michigan
was known to be in favor of thd Constiution,
the Union, and the enforcement of the laws,
even to the letting of blood it need be. and that
is all there was and Is in the letter. Let the
most be made of it; The Senator from Georgia
says 1 didn’t sited any blood. How ranch blood
did ho sbed! Will anybody inform us as to
Mr, Hill—The difference between us was I
was not in favor of shedding anybody’s blood.
Mr. Chandler—Nor I, except to punish trea
son and traitors. ' -
Continuing, Mr. .Chandler said the .Senator
from Georgia ■ was not the man to talk about
other men saving their own blood. He took
good care to put his blood in Fort Lafayette,
where it was out of the way of both Rebel and
Union bullets. {He [Chandler] then, as now,was
ill favor of the Government of the United
States, and abhorred the idea of State sover/gn
ty over National sovereignty, and was
then, as now, prepared to shed blood to save the
Government. ’But the Senator from Georgia
was, as he testified before the Committee, a
Union secessionist. He would like to know
wbat that meant. He could not understand it.
The Senator from Georgia thought the South
bud the right to be solid, hut a solid North
would Destroy the Union. The South was no
more solid to-day than in 1857, and ever since,
and no quarrel with the North made it solid.
It was solid because it was determined to rule
of ruin the nation. It tried the ruin scheme
with arms, and failed-. It comes back to ruin it
by withholding supplies to carry on the Govern
ment. Meu have changed since 1857, but not
measures. The.other side then
now they vote and talk for the self-same pur
pose. . You are today as von were then, con
cluded Air. Chandler, determined either to
rule'or ruin this Government, and you can’t
do it.
Mr. Hill rose and said he would only remark
that the testimony referred to by Mr. Chandler
was taken in shorthand before the Ku-Klux
Committee at Atlanta, and printed without his
revising or seeing it. There were typographical
ami verbal errors in it us printed, and the term
“ Union Secessionist ” had certainly never been
used by him in his life.
Mr. Windom. wished to refer to
a"scrap or nisronr
suggested hy Senator Hill’s assertion that se
cession was brought about by the extremists of
the. North who threatened the pronerty of the
South. In February, (801, a Republican House
of Representatives, by a two-thirds, vote,
passed an amendment to the Constitution
prohibiting the passage of any constitutional
amendment giving Congress the powqr to inter
fere with slavery in any State whose laws recog
nized it.
Mr. Windom said he’ was not here to de
fend that amendment, but It was passed and
submitted to the people. A few days afterwards
Mr. Lincoln, in his first inaugural, alluded to
the apprehension among the Southern people
that the accession of the Republicans to power
would mean danger to their property, ami as
sured them such apprehension was groundless,
and that.interference .with slaveholding was not
contemplated. Ample proof of the correctness
of his assurance was open to inspection. That
was the manner, said Mr. Windom, in which
the extremists of the North compelled the peo
ple of the South to secede, because they feared
they would lose their property.
Mr. Windom gave way for a motion to ad
journ by Mr. Beck. who suggested that Mr.
Windom continue bis remarks Monday, by
which time it is thought the political provisions
of the bill will be reached; and with this un
derstanding the Senate adjourned.
■ Special Dispatch to The Tribune,
Washington, D. C., -Hay 10.—. Judge Kelley
occunied nearly the whole day in the House in
an elaborate . speech bn the Warner Coinage
bill. His points were not new, and bis speech
as a whole was a political jeremiad. He traced
the history of his political career from ISIS, and
gave the reasons why he had *, changed his con
viction on varfbhs topics. Coming down to the
historyjdf' silver legislation, he severely criti
cised the act demonetizing the silver dollar, and
stated that very few members of Congress knew
at the time that the dollar was . demonetized
in ; the , bill that passed, and al
though ' ho himself was a member
of the Committee, he was ignorant of the lact.
Mr." Kelley’s speech contained ; a very elab
orate review of' the history of silver legislation
in ail countries, and he attributed the linancial
and industrial suffering everywhere to Uie de
monetization of silver. Remonetization, he in
throughout the world.
Some New England members spoke in oppo
sition to the bill and in favor of a gold stand
ard.' Bowman, of Massachusetts, insisted that
the Warner bill was an inflation bill, as it
authorized an unlimited issue of paper.
To the tr«rem Associated Pruu
Washington, D. C., May 10.—In the House
this morning, at the expiration of the morning
hour, consideration was resumed of the Warner
Silver bill.
Mr/Kelley said it was not specially discredita
ble to him that ho did not know .that the pur
pose of the law of 1573 was to demonetize the
standard silver dollar, when neither the Presi
dent, who signed the bill, nor tlie members of
his Cabinet were aware of it.
Mr. Kelley, in the course of his speech, de
clared himself free to admit that when, in 1572,
he absurdly asserted that the unit of the United
States monetary sv&tem, the legal-tender silver
dollar (which was at that time worth three cents
more than a gold dollar), was subsidiary coin,
he khew no more on the Subject of finance than
was known on It to-day by. the gentleman from
Massachusetts (Claflin), or thaulns colleague
(Fisher). He saw iu tlie present decade,
symptoms which had markeu the • fall or the
Roman Empire, among the concurring causes of
wuich were the successive expansion and con
traction of the currency, ami tlie decline of the
silver:and gold mines iu Italy, Spain, and
Greece, fie predicted that the remonetization
of silver in the United States and Europe would
restore peace, order, and prosperity throughout
the world.
Mr. Fisher inquired If his colleague desired to
be understood as advocating a single standard,
and that a silver standard.
Mr. Kelley replied that he was'a thorough bi
metallist. He was ready to remonetize silver at
its present rate, and make ibis country, as some
had remarked, ■ . ’ :
In concluding, be called" attention to the condi
tion of France, serene amid the perturbed na
tions of the earth. Sne had never experienced
a financial crisis since she had a bimetallic
standard. While the coming of the Czar was
heralded by the tramp of armed Cossacks;
while England found herself in a position where
she must abandon all her financial theories, or
prepare to trample down the suffering laboring
people, France remained in a prosperous condi
tion, —an example to this poor benighted coun
try in monetarv matters,—and continued build
ing up a consolidated Republic, which every
body hoped and believed would be au example
to all the nations of Europe. [Applause.]
said the question whether the country should
have a single or a double standard ivas a grave
one, and could not bedisoosed of by the shout
about fraud. - ’ •
r Mr. Hoskcllgate the history of the act de
monetizing silver to show there was no secrecy
about it, but full puoiicity was given to it in its
various stages.
Mr. Bowman opposed the bill, and predicted
that every man who voted for if would <be
promptly relegated £o private life. . ■ *
Special Dispatch to The Tributie.
Washington, D. C., May 10.—The'House
passed this. morning,. without any opposition ■
from' the Republican side, a bill • with the ■
avowed harmless purpose ■ of amending Sec. 633-
of the Revised Statutes, so as Wextend {he
jurisdiction of the Supreme . Court in cer
tain cases. The second • sectioni' of. this
bill, which seemed to entirely .escape
the attention of the. Republicans,
gives away the case of the HifftediStates
Rives in'Virginia, who'has'been fighting ‘so
manfully for.the Civil-Rights bill,'and by some
peculiar technical legal phraseology in some
way cripples the Government. The attention of
Republicans lias been called to it', and there will
be serious opposition to the bill in the Senate. ;
■j o Pis t Pastern Associated Press.
IVashinotok, D.'C., May 10.’—At-a meeting
of the Committee on Levees and Improvements
of the Mississippi River, the Republican mem
bers asserted their opposition to the considera
tion of any provision excepting that which may
refer directly to the subject of improving the
navigation of the .river. They contended
that the reclamation of alluvial lands was
a matter not only Impolitic but improper
to be considered by Congress.' Leading Demo
cratic members of the Committee w>H endeavor
to frame a bill which can command the approval
of the entire Committee. Mr. Gibson intro
duced in the House to-day a very materially
modified proposition. '
Representative White to-day reintroduced for
reference to the Committee on Military Affairs
the Burnside bill of the last session providing
for a reduction and reorganization of the army.
The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to
day sent to the House the draft of a bill “To
provide for the' stamping of certain imported
wines and spirits." The provisions of the meas
ure are as follows: “That the stock of im
ported wines and spirits contained in packages
of five wine gallons and upwards in the bauds of
dealers unstamped at the time when this act takes
effect, and thereafter all imported wines and
spirits when drawn off into other packages of
five or more winegallons, shall be stamped with
snitabie engraved stamps under such regula
tions as the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, with the approval of the
Secretary of . the .. Treasury, . jnay, pre
scribe, and dealers drawing off spirits ns
aforesaid requiring stamps shall pay 10 cents
each therefor, the stamps in all cases provided
for in this act to be placed upon the packages
by the Gauger who-gauges the wines or spirits,
or by the dealer, as may be by the regulations
The bill introduced by Senator Eaton relating
to telegraphic communication, between the
United States and foreign countries proposes
to give the consent of Congress to any and all
persons and associations,American or foreign,to
lay, maintain, or' operate any telegraphic or
magnetic line or lines, cable or cables, between
the United States and foreign countries,
subject, . however, to any and all
rights of property and ' State
jurisdiction, and to the terms of such cable
grants as have heretofore been made by. Con
gress, and subject also to the written accept
ance of the conditions. These provide that the
lines shall be kept open to the .’public , for- the
daily transmission of market and * commercial
reports, a«d private and general intelligences,
and all messages (excepting State dispatches)
shall be forwarded, in the order received. Any
person who shall disclose the contents of a
message, or any part thereof, may..be lined
$5,003 or imprisoned three years, or both. The
bill was originally introduced by Mr. Monroe
(Ohio), and has been recommended for passage
in one or more preceding Congresses by the
Foreign'Affairs Committees of, both branches.
Subscriptions to the 4 per cent refunding cer
tificates since yesterday’s report aggregate
STS6,OOO, The total subscriptions to date are
The House Committee on Banking and-Cur
rency* appointed Messrs. Buckner, Ewing, and
Price a sub-committee to examine all bills re
ferring to the substitution of United States
notes for those of National banks, and report.
A statement of the condition of the accounts
between the United States' and'’the Union Pa
cific Railway show that the United States owes
nearly 810,000 to the Company. ' . •
Washington, D. C., .May 10.— In the Senate,
Mr. Eaton introduced, by request, a bill relat
ing to telegraph communication between the
United States and foreign countries.
In the House, aMI was reported from the
Committee on the Revision of the Laws, and
passed, amending the law relating to writs ot
prohibition and mandamus. Also the bill re
lating to widows of the pensioners of the War
of ISI2, so as to give ncusions to women who
are a second time widows. Opposition -was
made to the latter bill as an entire change of
thePensionlaws, andon motion 'of' Mr. Gar
fleld it was referred to the Pension Committee.
' The bill prohibiting the nresence of the mili
tary at places of election was presented, as en
rolled, and was signed by the Speaker, and was
tent to the Senate for the signature of the Presi
dent protein. ' .
Mr. Townsbend {lll.l reported a bill repealing
and amending certain sections of-the Revised
Statutes relating to the removal of causes from
State Courts. • •'
Mr. Lcfcvre offered a resolution lor the ap
uointment of a select committee to take into
consideration such measures as might tend to
promote the agricultural interests of the conn*
try. .Referred. •
Several bills were introduced and referred,
including the following:
Relating to public lands; for the appoint-,
meet'of the Mississippi-River Commission; for
a reduction and reorganization of Hie army*;-.
.'Adjourned. : . _ v -
Special Dispatch to The Tribune .
Indianapolis, Ind., May 10.— It appears that
there were four Democrats on-the jury : in the
Jennings County election conspiracy case, to’
; which Gov. Hendricks objected yesterday; on
the ground that it wasn’t a fair representation
:of tlie two parties. The District-Attorney to
day filed a challenge to the array of the special
; venire ordered by Judge Gresham for illegality,
I but the challenge was overruled, and the jury
impaneled. . It is composed of - well-known
, business men of this city, six of each party.
The trial will be long and bitterly contested.
The Harrlugtoo-Gordou imbroglio came to
: the notice of the public again by a card in the
A r eas from Maj. Gordon, fie says he told Har
rington that he would investigate, and that If
misinformed repair the wrong, but Harrington
would give him no time, denouncing - him
through the press as a coward, liar, slanderer,
etc. The card continued: “Iwili now say that
1 have investigated all, os far os time and means
have allowed, and 1 still utterly refuse to retract
a syllable of what 1 said in my soeeeh
for Tate, because I - still believe it to be
true, and am prepared to prove it.
I say more, namely,* that what I
said and more has been proclaimed in Jefferson
County, Ind., through the press and iu public
speeches, and lam prepared to prove it. Gor
don says be is rcsponsiole for his utterances, as
any law-abiding citizen should be to another,
but that if anything would induce him to aban
don a life-long righteous resolution it would be
the constant fugling of the press in that direc
tion. “But Harrington’s course,” he says, .“has
put such a responsibility out of the question.”
in any case, Mr. Harrington Is safe. Harring
ton was out of town when the card was pub
lished. / -• • •
Special Dispatch, to The Tribune,
Milwaukee, ‘ May 10.—Day before yesterday
United States Marshals Williams, of Green Bay/
and Simpson, of this city, proceeded to Sturgeon
; Bay and arrested Franz Konrad and Mathias
| Ickard on warrants charging them with catting
timber on land reserved by the United States
, for military purposes; In the.course of the pre
liminary examination before Commissioner
Bloudgbod, tids forenoon, it became a matter
of doubt, from the testimony offered, whether
tiie timber cut by the defendants was taken
from the . Government military reservation or
from. State lands adjoining.* Commissioner
Bluodgood therefore adjourned the examination
until such time os this question has been fully
determined. Should it turn out that the timber
was cut from the. State land, of course the
United States will have no case against tne
prisoners. Pending the Investigation thus or
dered by the Commissioner, the "prisoners gave
bail in the sum .of §SOO each for their appear
ance when wanted. . ", .
Special Dispatch to The Tribune, ...
Milwaukee, May’lo.—ln connection with the
criminal proceedings recently instituted against
Charles Casper, latii Clerg ■of the Municipal
Court, and Peter RcUinghausen and Henry G.
jPhiliips, his. assistants, for.embezzlement'.and
malting fraudulent entries upon theTocord-bpoks
of]t£eT.dferhls 1 oflicei : ’lt has bceh'ascertained
that amact passed by the,-legislature in,lB7G
revised ‘the whole subteefc matter 'Dt embezzle--
mcut.'ho‘iaraspublic officers. Werd concerned,
and repealed all former laws upon the subject.
Tiie law then provided that it should pot take
effect until tiie first -Monday in January, 1878.
These were the two .years in which Casper eta-
bezzled the moneys which came into his hands
os Clerk., This law has been lately construed
by the Supreme Court, and it amounted to a
granting by the Legislature of license to:all
public officers to steal public .funds for two
years. The Supreme Court say: “We may'
deplore this, but it is beyond our power to help
it without a violation of well-settled principles
of law.” - ...
Owing to this discovery that there was no law
in this State by which a public officer could be
puuisbed for an offense committed in the years
1876 and 1577, Mr. McKennev concluded to pre
pare Informations against Casper and his assist
ants, Bcllinghauaen and Phillips, for conspiracy
and forgery, which were filed in the office of the
Clerk of the Municipal Court this afternoon.
The first information charges the three defend
ants with conspiracy lodefraud the City of Mil
waukee of witness-fees for the whole of the
year, and certain fines. The second arraigns
Peter Bellinghausen uud Henry G. Phillips on a
charge of forgery in baying altered the books of
the record in the Clerk’s office, as ehumerated
in the indictment tor conspiracy.
Xoscial Dispatch to The Tritmnz
Louisville, Ky., May 10.—Some sharp-shoot
ing occurred in this city this evening, in which
H. H. Litiell, the Superintendent of the City
Railway Company, - fatally wounded John
Manley, an ex-car-driver. Manley was dis
charged by Littcll for violation of the rules, and
since then has followed and Insulted Littell in
several public meetings. To-day, while Lit
tell was in his buggy, Manley came
up and seized the horse’s head, saying, insult
ingly, “I’ll hold your horse; be mavrun
away.” Littell directed him to let go. Manley
refused so to do, and, taking hold of the wheels
of the buggy, undertook to overturn It, when
Littcll drew a small Smith & Wesson, aimed at
the heart, and fired twice. The second snot en
tered near the nipple of the left breast, causing
what is considered a fatal wound. Littell was
Fitchburg, Mass., May 10.—Frances E: Hay
den was arrested this morning, charged with
noisoning his sister!" He pleaded not guilty.
Young Hayden’s father died April 10, ana his
mother Anril 16; both after a sickness of a lew
days; The sister was sick only a few- hours'.
Barden’s father’s property amounted to about
$8,500, but the daughter held notes against the
estate for money advanced to pay the expenses
of young Hayden at the Boston Gniversity, so
his'aharC' will he less than $2,000. The bodies
of the father and mother arc to bo exhumed.
Galveston, May 10. —The Seas has the fol
lowing special from Sherman: “It was ru
mored this morning that a duel was fought
between Wiley and Jacobs. Ten paces were
stepped off, and both began firing their re
volvers. Wller fell mortally wonnded\at the
third shot. He raised himself on bis elbow
and sent a ball through Jacobs’ brain, killing
him Instantly. Both were cattle-thieves. The
quarrel.was over a division of the spoils.’’. -
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
Milwaukee, May 10. —Chief of Police Ken
nedy left Richmond at 8 o’clock this morning
lor this city, with Cohen, the forger. There is
a desire on the part-of Cohen’s victims here to
ascertain whether any portion of the money car
ried away from this city was found upon him,
but Chief Kennedy maintains the greatest reti
cence on that point in his telegrams. -
Alb ant, N., Y., May 10. —While Leonard
Chamberlain, Deputy Sheriff of ’ this county.’
was serving a process to dispossess John Fred
erick, at Bast Berne, in this county, he was shot
down and fatally wounded. He was acting in
the interest of Col. Waiter S. Church, who has
charge of the -Manoral lands.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
Sioux Citt, Xa., May 10.—A horse-thief by
the name of F. M. Adams was arrested by
Sheriff McDonald yesterday in this city. He
stole a team belonging to Mrs. Higgins, at
Waterloo, April 21. An officer from Waterloo
has arrived and taken him in charge. He is an
old offender, having served a term in the Peni
New York, May 10. —This morning a trainp
demanded money in the possession of Frank
Carter, the station-master at Bogota, on . the
New Jersey Midland Railroad, and, being re
fused, fatally shot Carter. -
Pocasset, Mass., May 10. —The Adventists
think Freeman was'insane on the subject of
religious. sacrifice. A. P. Davis writes, Free
man congratulating him in his sacrifice of Edith,
and saying he now thought God would give him
rest. ._ - - h_.
Indications that Prices Have Toadied Hot-
■Special Visnatch.to The Tribune.
PnniADELPniA, Pa,, May 10.—Indications are
that the prices of' coal are at last on the bot
tom, for dealers were anxious enough at the
lost auction sale to take a lot at the same
prices as at the previous sale, and fouud the
agents unwilling to sell any large amounts
at curreut rates. The fact is, Reading and
Lehigh are , fully sold up for a
fortnight ahead, and won’t take any more or
ders.' The result is that the dealers are very
1 anxious to fill up at current rates, Lehigh
Valley will start up a new colliery next week?
The recent accident in the Wilkesbarre region
will virtually close up No. 10 Sugar Notch Col
liery, wherin the cave occurred, for six months,'
and Stanton, ; where an exolosioit occurred,
cannot be worked for quite 'as long a
period. The Diamond Colliery will be. opened
next week, but it will take six months to get
over tile cave-in in that mine. The production
so far is wav ahead of last. year, and that pro;
dncliou cannot be kept up. it was for the week
461,744 tons, against 315,293 for the same week
last year, and lor the year to date .6,078,076, an
increase of 3,039,263 tons. ■
Office of the Cuibf Signal Offices,
Washington, D. C.. May 11—1 a. m.—lndica
tions: For Tennessee ami the Ohio Valley and
Lake region, Jailing barometer, southerly winds,
increasing cloudiness, and occasional light rains.
For the’ Upper .Mississippi and Lower Missouri
Valleys, falling, possibly followed in the latter
porttions by rising oarometor, southeast, vary
ing to westerly winds, stationary or higher tem
peratures, and partly cloudy weather.
The rivers will generally fall, except rising at
local OBSEnrxrtoxs/ ; ;
i * Cuicaso* M»r IOC
Tim-, j liar. ’{Tbr Bu.
WiniL Vei. Jen. \ Weather
B:i3 a. xn. 3a 133 39 39
11:1* a. TO. 130. ISO 75 33
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S.’. 10
•S 6
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9:uo d. m. r.9
10:18 p. m.b9.9iam9
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Chioaco. May 10-10:18 p.m...
citations. . i Bar,
Wind. Hath:
Albany (30.36! 56
Alpena..v;... so
Boise City.... :tu.ut; 50
Urecklnridce ,2U.»r.*| 61
: Buffalo 30.18 62
Cairo :to.o;l 73
‘ Cheyenne.... 29.78 59
Chlcazo ' 29. U 2 69
Cincinnati ... 1:10.12,. <U
Davenuort... f2i»..7»ij 76
Denver |29.b0, 68
Dea Moines.. 29.62, 77
Detroit ;.:3tuwl 64
DodRC CUT... 129.32 ■'-.76
Erie ao.isl -59
E5canaba.....,29.5*01 -49
FortGarry...'2B.7Sl: 5*
Fort Gib50n..120.93] 73
Indianapolis. 2».93‘ 70
Keoaulc 129.731 78
La Crosse.... 29.72 i 72
Leavenworth 29.72! 76
Louisville....l:lo.o6, 69
Madison '29.78i .71
Martiucttc... 25».H3' 54
.Memuals.....t3ao7{ 73 -
Mil wau icec... -20.841 66
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Sauduaky 130.14 f 63
San Frauclscu’39.22: 53 ‘
Shreveport... 30.03 74
St. LouU.:... 29.9 X 7T
St. Paul...’. ,29.701 69
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S. E.,bri*Sc. Fair.
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Care tout dandruff witli Barnett’s Cocoaiue.
The English Parliament Will. Not
Be Dissolved the Present
Disraeli Desires to Await the Outcome
of His Several Military Ven
The Sultan Will Reply In Kind to the
Friendly Note of the Czar.
Oetewayo's Brother and a Pew Followers
London, May 10. —The Tima says: “ Tie
Government has no intention of dissolving fob
liament this year. When the present Ministry
ask the judgment of their constituencies on
their conduct they will be anle to presents com
nlete account of their policy and its results. At
present it is in process of execution alike Is
Europe and Asia, and its hearings cannot be
fully estimated. A few months more will shmr
what has been the real valne of the Berlin trea
ty and the measures taken in Afghanistan.
Russia, moreover, will now know that the En
glish Government will remain unaltered for at
least a long enough time to insure the execution
of the treaty, and she will not he tempted to ends
it by hopes of our policy being altered by a
change of Ministry or by an appeal to the eon
stituencies. The Ministers will be enabled to
complete the work they have began, and we
shall be able in a few months to see with tome
clearness what it Is worth.”
Berlin, May 10. —Bismarck has submitted to
the Federal Council a bill levying, provisionally
and by anticipation, all the duties fixed In the
Tariff bill.
Berms, May 10. —Besides the corvette order
ed to sail from Brazil to Valparaiso, a Gennaii
gunboat will be permanently stationed in CUP
ian waters. From the position of affairs, no
guarantee can be given that Valparaiso will be
safe from the attack of the hostile fleet., But it
may be hoped that the belligerents wlllnot vio
late international law by bombarding an open
seaport town unnecessarily. .'■' ■; •
The Reichstag has adopted Herr Loew’s mot
tion referring the brewer’s tax to a special com
Paris, May 10. —A delegation from the French
Committee to promote the Pranco-Americaa
treaty of commerce waited on M. Tierard, the
Minister of Commerce,.and called his attendee '
to Fernando Wood’s motion in the United
States Bouse of Representatives relative to
commercial relations. Tierard received the
delegation very cordially. He stated that he
was io favor of a reciprocity treatr, and his De
partment would giye the matter the most
serious consideration.
has petitioned for the recognition of his sect by
the State equally with other denominations.
, Paris, May 10.— The Minister of the Interior
has authoriztd Senator Martin, Vice-President
of the Committee of the Franco-American
Union, to organize a lottery of 500,000 one-fraae
tickets to raise a fund for the completion of the
siatue of “Liberty,” to be presented to the
United States. . " ■
Madrid, May 10.— It is believed that a ms,
jority o£ the Cortes will decide to postpone any
decision relative to Caban reforms until Ita
September Session, though some of the Cabas
Deputies intend to endeavor to hasten the de
bate. '•
Madrid, MaylO.—Newspapers state that nine
Senators from Cuba do not possess the qualifi
cations required by the Constitution. The Min
ister of Colonies will investigate.
> The Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba has been
elected Shu aI or from that province.
' A mail train between Madrid and Cadlz'was
thrown ofl the track. The mails for Cuba were
smashed. Six persons were killed and seventh
injured. \
LoKDON, May 10.—The Chinese Legation will
'he permanently established in Madrid, The,
new Chinese Consul at Havana will go to Mad
rid before proceeding to Cuba in order to come
to an understanding with Spain on the Coolie
question. ■
THR sultan to tub czar.
London, .May 10. —According to advices from
Constantinople, the Sultan intends to send a
reply,to the Czar reciprocating the latter’s wish
for the most friendly relations between the' two
Governments. .
A St. Petersburg correspondent states 1 that
the Revolutionary newspaper, Land and Liberty,
is still being circulated clandestinely.' The last
number, issued on the morning of Dubrovin’s
execution, contained an article against the Czar.
London, May 10. —The dispatch from Lahore,
announcing that the Ameer of Afghanistan bad
accented all the British proposals, is certainly
premature and probably entirely wrong. A dis
patch to-day from Simla says the visits ex
changed between Gen. Brown; Maj. Cavagnari,
and Yakoob Khan had been thus far entirely
ceremonial, and preliminary to negotiations. „
.VrasnA, May 10.—The Fremderibtatt says:
“The Czar’s proclamation has produced a de
• pressing effect on the Eastern Roumelians, bat
It is believed his warnings will be heeded, aad,
at least for the present, the tranquillity will be
undisturbed.” *
.J. Cloudy.
..... Clear.
Berlin, May 10. —The Reichstag read a second
time the bill authorizing a grant of $50,000 iu
furtherance of German partiduatlon in the tfjid-.
ney (Australia) exhibition. \
Cape Town, April iiG.—Lord Chelmsford and
staff bare gone to Utrecht. Maqacza, brother
of Kin# Cetewayo, with a few followers, hassur
rendered.to the ; British. There Is no further
war news or news from Transvaal.
Home, May 10.—The Italian Government h**
recommended to Chill and Bolivia international
arbitration.. j
Atlanta, Ga., May 10.—In the Soaticra
i Baptist Convention to-day the report of the
Committee on Co-operation with Northern-
Baptists was diseased the entire, day,
finally aiopted unanimously, as foHoa'fii ..
That fire brethren bo appointed to bear to t •
Baptist brethren of the Northern, Suites, i « l "
ap;. caching. anniversaries, expressions of our
ter .ml regard, and assurances that, while urro j v
holding to the wisdom and policy of preaerv*
our separate OKranhairfoo, we arc, ready, aaitu
past, to'co-operate cordially with them in proo* _
in*; the cause of Christ in oor own and foreign
lapds.’ 1 '
Kota pimple or freckle remains upon the •***
beautified by Glenn’s tialphor Soon
Surrender to the British.

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