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fUr RlHce Ul Washington, May 17.—The sub-commu te of tne Judiciary Committee this morning resumed the investigation of the allegations against Representative Blaine in conaection with the bonds of the Little Rock cud Fort Smith Railroad Company. L. P. Morton, af the firm of Mortaa, Bliss & Co., testified that in June, 1871, the firm loaned Carnegie 06t,000 on security of oixty seven Union Pacific iacoaia bonde and seven ty-five bonde ci the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Co. Chaagoe were made in the collateral from time to time. It was ae certaiaod from Carnegie that tho laan wae negotiated for Col. *cott. Me did not know why seventy-five bonds wart among tho col laterals. The firm did not recei ve the nato from Col. Scott as collateral, nor had thoy reason to believe that Blaine had any aoonac tion with, or interest in the loan. Carnegie testifies that he had been a direc tor of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, and a member of its Executive Committee while Col. Scott was president of the Com pany. He attended to much ef Scott's busi ness ; there was an indistinct understanding, that if Scott should make the road a great success, it should be liberally compensate. It was not while the witness was a director that he was paid his salary as president. Witness was present at a meeting of the ex ecutive committee, when it was agreed that the company should receive fifteen bonds of the Little Rock and Fort Smith R. R. Co., aud pay Morton, Bliss & Co. $60,000 for them ; witness thought at the time the bonds were worth eighty cents on the dollar. He made the loan for Scott, depositing as col lateral 67 income bonds of the Union Pacific and 75 of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad Company. I never heard the name of Blaine connected in any way, shape or manner whatever, with this transaction. Sidney Dillon testified that lie was a direc- tor in the Union Pacific Railroad Company, almost from its mmencement, and was now its President. In December, Col. Scott, in the first place wanted the executive com- mittee to give him a loan. Duff, Bushnell and others were active members ef the Board; witness was called in by them to consum- mate the arrangement. Colonel Scott want- ed to leave the bonds of the Little Rock and Fort Smith with the Executive Committee, either to sell, or to form the basis of the loan. The Executive Committee thought Scott had been so much help to the Company, when its finances, credits aud securities were low, and when Scott became President of the Company, all its securities were much im- proved in value. The Company felt kindly towards Scott, and therefore concluded to take the bonds and pay the money for them. Witness could not say whether the money was a consideration for Scott's salary, the fixed amount never having been agreed on. He never heard of Blaine's name in this con- nection, except it was in the paper report. Committee adjourned until to-morrow. ----- - ■■ —— wm Me&bodiat Conference. Baltimore, May 17.—At the session of the Methodist Episcopal Conference to-day, Dr. I). D. Whedon was unanimously elected editor of the Quarterly Review, and Dr. J. II. Vincent editor of the Sunday School papers and tracts. Nelson and Phillips were re-elected by acclamation, agents of the New York book concern, and Messrs. Hitchcock and Waldron, were re-elected by accla- mation, agents of the Western book concern. The motion to postpone the election of editor of the New York Christian Advocate, was lost, and Dr. Curry, C. II. Fowler and E. O. Haven were then put in nomination. The ballot was had with the following result: Whole number of votes 321 ; necessary to choice 161. C, II. Fowler received 162. Dr. Curry 143. E. O. Haven 10, scattering 6. Dr. Fowler was then declared elected. Dr. II. C. Benson, of California, w T as the only nominee for editor of the California Christian Advocate, and "was elected unani- mously. -------- m « 4 «» m -- Tfniuwe Republican Convention. Nashville, May 17.—The Republican State Convention met here this morning, two hundred delegates, one-fourth colored, being present. Resolutions were passed in favor of the preservation of the National credit and restoration to honest currency. They express confidence in the Republican party and favor the punishment of corruption. They oppose interference with the public schools by sects and denounce repudiation. The delegates to Cincinnati are uninstructed, and the matter of nominating State officials is left to the State Executive Committee. The following persons were chosen as delegates to Cincin- nati for thcState at large—Jas.M. Thornbury. J. C. Napier, David Munn, J. T. Wilder. The friends of Morton claim fifteen out of the twenty-four delegates to seven for Bristow and two for Blaine. Bristow's friends claim ten delegates to nine for Morton, three for Blaine aud two uncertain. A careful can- vass shows the delegation rather favors Mor- ton, hut is evidently equally divided for Blaine. Alabama Republican Convention. Montgomery, Ala., May 17.—The Re- publican State Convention adjourned at 1 o'clock this morning. The following nemi. nations were made: For Governor, Thos. M. Peters; Secretary of State, J. J. McLemore; Attorney General, J. 8. Clarke; State Treas- urer, W. B. Harris; Auditor, C. Cadle, Jr.; Superintendent of Education, J. H. Houston; Jere Haralson (colored) Congressman, and S. F. Rice, Willard Warner and W. H. Smith delegates of the State at large at Cincinnati, and sixteen for this district. No instructions were given, but the delegation is understood to favor Bristow. The SitaatlM' London, May 18.—A Vienna dispatch says a panic prevails among the Christians in Restchuk, and the consuls will »end their families across tha Danube. Tba Porte has refused to allow Greek moa-of-war m poos Dardanells, declariog that the powers which signed tha traatj of Paris are aloaa entitled to elation vcssals of war in tho Golden Morn. Tha Haitian ttlagrophic agency has received c special communication stating that tba population of Constantinople is »till discontented, and oonsidars the changes made in tha Government io not suf ficiently radical. The ponic among the Europeans is conaequently much incraaaad. Hast S« Cm JalL 0*. Louis, May 17.—In the United ttatea Circuit Court this morning, District Attorney Dyer called the attention of the court that the time for the stay of execution of sentence on the cases of Wm. McKee and Constantine Maguire expired to-day. Judge Treat ordered that commitment for both persons be made out and placed in the hands of the United States Marshall. It is expected on the arrival of Maguire this afternoon, that both he and McKee will be taken into custody and placed in jail. Tfcf Chiueae ^aeatloa Washington, May 17.—Commissioner Pix by has had two long interviews with Presi dent Grant, and has also talked with several members of the Cabinet on the Chinese ques tion, and all express the earnest desire to secure a remedy for the acknowledged evils. The President says the subject will soon be made the matter of a formal Cabinet consul tation. Pixby 'will be heard by the House committee on foreign affairs to morrow. ..... Chefeaae M«u Milled b y India««. Fort Laramie, May 17.— Mr. May, of Cheyenne, brings in the new's that he was told by a Mr. Church, that J. C. Sanders, of Cheyenne, and two others were killed, a few days ago, on Sand Creek, near Custer. Mr. Church's informant helped to bury the three. They were out prospecting. All were scalp ed. Mr. Church ia expected in to-day. — m I mm I I ^ Iowa Democracy. Des Moines, May 17.—The Democratic State Convention met at 11 o'clock, with a pretty full attendance. The following are the Delegates to the Na tional Convention, besides a large number of alternates : H. H. Trimble, M. M. Ham, O. Finch, R. F. Montgomery. The delegates were uuinstructed as to whom they should support. Blaise at Borne. New York, May 18.—The Republican convention of the third Maine district (Mr. Blaine's), to-day, was marked by stong reso lutions endorsing Blaine, and also by a speech of Mr. Stevens, in which as a fellow towns man for the past twenty-two years, he re viewed his business career and particularly defended him from the charge of having be come suddenly rich since entering Congress, claiming that in 1863, when elected to Con gress, Blaine in business had accumulated a fortune of $75,000, that his gains since that time had been greatly exaggerated, and were far less than many other men of ordinary business capacity had acquired by legitimate investment. Post Office Appropriât ioaa. Washington, May 18.—The House has passed a postoffice bill in a curious shape. It is a gross absurdity. In general terms, it increases the percentage of a large class of the postal service ten per cent in amount, and diminishes the appropriation for the entire service, about sixty- seven per cent. It for bids the Postmaster General from discontinu ing any route, notwithstanding the decrease of the law which makes it a penal offense for that officer to spend any money not appro priated. The bill is entirely impracticable and discreditable, and an assault upon the common-sense of the country. Vom on bis Rounds. St. Louis, May 17.—Dorn Pedro visited the Merchants' Exchange in a very quiet way about noon, and took a survey of the scene in front of the gallery. From there he visit- ed Belcher's Sugar Refinery, and will make a general round of the city this afternoon. ------- .4 ►*- — llow They Stand. Des Moines, May 17.—A careful canvass of the delegates to St. Louis shows that 17 of the 22 have a decided preference for Tilden, and Tilden's friends assert the del egation will vote for him. One of the dele gates, and a leading man, asserts that the majority is for Hendricks, but many vote for Tilden in order to secure New York. Ohio Democratic Convention. Cincinnati, May 17.—The electors atlarge chosen by the Democratic Convention are as follows: Judge Wm. Long, Senaca county; Granville Stokes. Warren county. Delegates to St. Louis : George H. Pendelton, Wm. L, O'Brien, General W. Morgan, Thomas Ewing. The Mustang 1 Race. New York, May 18.—The mustang race at Fleetwood Park, started at 4 o'clock this morning. The first fifty miles were made in two hours and nineteen minutes ; the first one hundred miles were completed in four hours and forty-one minutes. The New York mustang race is proceeding a is is a finely, and the rider is in excellent condition. Up to one o'clock, 179 miles had been com pleted. 4:30 p. m.—The mustang race is ended The rider gave out on the 226th mile. _ ■ h i n I ■-- McntucKy Republican Convent!*«. Louisville, Ky., May 18.—The Republcan State Convention met here to-day. Walter Evan«, of Louisville, called the Convention to order. The attendance was large, and the proceediags orderly. The platform reaffirm the devotion of the Republicans of Kentucky to the principle« ef the party. The declara tion^ principles speak first for the fulfill ment of the promises by the Nation, to the soldiers and sailors who fought for the union. Second, A thorough retrenchment and most rigid acenomy in all the department« of the public service. Third, Such reform in the civil eervioe as will prevent the prostitution of public station to selfish ends and will make hoaasty and oapacity indispensable qualifications for all officers. Fourth, Men in office who are honest and have the cour age to fight corruptien. Fifth, Repudiation in all its forms is a aational crime. Sixth, Payments of public indebtedness according to the letter and spirit or the contract. Seventh, Speedy return to the money of the constitution—gold and silver. Eighth, Op position to any postponement to a return to specie payment beyond the time now fixed. Ninth, Reduction of taxation as rapidly as possible, and good faith will permit. Tenth, For common schools, and opposition to all schemes which tend to place it under other than popular control. Eleventh, Equal rights before the law of all citizens. The following was read amid great ap plause : As Kentucky gave Abraham Lin coln to his country, and to mankind for the great works by him, she now presents Ben jamin D. Bristow to complete the correction of ills ever incident to war. His past con duct in office, is the truest evidence of his future course. He has been true to Republi can principles in war and peace, ever calm and courageous and faithful in the discharge of his duty, his persistent and successful warfare against corruption, deserves the thanks of all friends of honest government. In thus presenting, and commending our fel low citizen to the Republican National Con vention, we are not unmindful of the distin guished services and worth of other Repub licans. We trust the Cincinnati Convention will present as candidates men whose allegiance to the party has been proved, and who have the moral courage to obey the law. The committee on persons, recommended, and the Convention elected the following delegates: State at large, John M. Harlan, of Louisville, W. C. Godloe of Lexington, W. H. Wadsworth of Louisville and Robert Boyd of Mountain district. Two delegates from each of the ten Congressional districts were then elected, all one choice. The Turk iah Troubles. New York, May, 19.—It is reported that Turkey will reject the Berlin proposal. A special dispatch from Paris says the report has been received there that the Musselmen inhabitants of Piedor, under the pretext that a number of Christians were about to quit the town, attacked the Christian quarter and massacred one hundred persons, including women and children. The Turkish troops afterwards occupied the place and made numerous arrests. A Paris dispatch says it is expected that the widows of the murdered consuls will each receive two thousand dol lars. Methodist Conference. Baltimore, Md., May 19.—In the Metho dist Episcopal Conference to-day, Fiske, from the committee to which was referred the communication from the M. E. Church, South, presented a resolution that in order to remove all obstacles to formal fraternity between the two churches, the board of Bish ops be directed to appoint a committee of three ministers and two laymen to meet a similar committee authorized by the M . E. Church, South, and adjust all difficulties. The reso lution w-as adopted. J . M . Reid was elected corresponding Secretary. Still on the Walk. San Francisco, May li.—At noon to-day O'Leary had finished three hundred and thirty-five miles. He continues lively, and is confident of making the five hundred miles within the time. Schmehl is a hun dred and two miles behind, and can scarcely drag himself along, resting frequently. O'Leary was walking vigorously during the afternoon. ►«44 A Legal Test. Washington, May 18.—It is proposed to give the legal tender question a novel test be fore the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs are a number of gentlemen of Boston, who will defray the expense, and will insist that every new issue of legal tenders must be authorized by special act of Congress ; that a note bear ing date of say 1874, cannot be legal tender unless Congress declares it by special act. Hawley re-Elected. Philadelphia, May 18.—At a meeting of the United Slates Commissioners this p. m., Gen. Hawley was re-elected president of the Centennial commission by acclamation. Can't Come In. Washington, May 16.— Representative Meade, who has the bill in charge, will report adversely on the admission of New Mexico. Tbe Prince of Wales. London, May 19.—The Prince of Wales was tendered a grand banquet and ball to night, by the Lord Mayor, in honor of his re turn from India. POWDER RIVER. The Exptxlitfou Keur F*rt Reno. The C!rave*Yards of the Forts. Scarcity of Water. The following letter is from a well known citizen of Helena, who left Bozeman with the Powder River Expedition about three months ago: Wyoming Territory, ) (17 Miles Easterly from Fort Reno,)> May 11th, 1876. } T. th# Editor of tho Herald. The Powder Hirer Black Hills' expedition arrired here to-dey at 3 p. m., haring left Fort Reno this morning. It is the intention to remain here one or two deys, and then try to get over to the North Fork of the Chey enne, (Belle Feuche,) passing down it to Whitewood Gulch, providing we do not strike diggings before reaching there. Whitewood is a tributary of the North Fork of the Chey enne. ßome of the party will go on to Cus ter City. This letter will go via Fort Fetter man, in care of a party going there. My last letter to you was from Rotten Grass Creek. Since then we have been thoroughly pros pecting every favorable looking place to Fort Phil. Kearney, and not finding more than two colors to the pan. At Kearney we laid over ed three days, and upwards of 60 men prospect around that section for one and a half days, and only got one color. We prospected on Clear Creek and the Pineys, and found no colors. From Kearney to this place we pass ed through a country consisting in the main of Bad Lands, the water of the same being alkaline. Coal and iron crop out here and there from Rock Creek in Montana, to Reno. TnB GRAVE YARDS OF THE FORTS. Fort Smith has what was once a beautiful white stone obelisk, with the names of 17 soldiers cut on it. Kearney has 124 graves, with a brick monument to mark the resting place of many a murdered one. These grave yards have been desecrated by the Indians, bodies dug up, and monuments broken. THE LIVELY HOFPER. Some one will at no distant day be inter viewed by a good sized colony of the ever restless and rustling grasshopper tribe. Be tween Kearney and here, in places, the coun try was covered by millions of these pests. WATER SCARCE. Water is scarce here, there being none be tween Crazy Woman's river and Powder riv er, at Reno. Both of these streams are mud dy. No trout is to be found in them, and the only species of the fish tribe we caught were a small cat-fish. We have camped where General Crook did last spring, at what is known as the Reno camp. We found a soldier's shirt covered with blood stains, hav ing a bullet hole through it. We also found the litter upon which he was carried from the place where he was wounded. In this camp Crook fed cottonwood limbs to his horses, instead of hay or grass, the latter fodder be ing conspicuously absent. We find places where the horses have gnawed off all the bark from the trees as high as they could reach, and Crook's hay is now in demand for firewood. HORSES GONE. Thus far, we have suffered the loss of seven horses by death, and some by a long iDg to seek greener fields, and going off with out taking their saddles with them. The members of the expedition are enjoying the best of health. NOT MUCn OP A COUNTRY. Several miles of strongly-flavored and highly-seasoned remarks are strung out every day by the boys when they oiate on the jndgment of those parties who represented the country through which we have passed, from Bozeman here, as a good mining and agricultural region. All are unanimous in the opinion that it is greatly inferior to Mon tana, for farming, timber and grazing, and not a mining country lty any meuns. Proba bly we have gone over it too hurriedly, and been here too early to see its beauties, but still we found no gold. Plenty of coal and iron, with abundance of game in the valleys and on the hills. I have essayed to give you in the above an impartial account, and think I have not miss ed the mark. My next letter will be dated from the Hills. Yours respectfully, w. C. BOYD. - .I j Hr. Countryman"« Statement. The Independent says Mr. Countryman de nies the report published in the Herald, or that he ever had anything to say to any one from this office on the sobject. The Inde pendent, to put it lightly, fabricates—in fact, tells an ont and out fib. Mr. County-man never told the editor any such thing, aud if that gentleman was in the city he would doubt less publish a card to that effect. What Mr. C. told our reporter in Mr. Feldberg's store, in the presence of several witnesses, was this in substance: "That he was the last man in from the Stillwater, on the Yellowstone; that there were no Indians on the Stillwater, and stock had been stolen on that stream; and no Indian raid in the Gallatin valley by hostile Indians was anticipated." Appointments. Ed. J. Fuller, a brother of Capt. T. P. Fuller, U. S. Collector of Revenue, has been appointed Superintendent of weighing mails over all the mail routes in eight Southern States, headquarters in Atlanta Geogria. Col. John Jameson, a brother-in-law of Capt. Fuller, has received the appointment of Assistant General Superintendent of the Railway Postal Service throughout the United States. Headquarters at Washing ton Q. C. a A TRIP TCBeiIGn MEA&HE2 (Bi STr From «er V«av«iirHs; i sCtt.fc. WlWSTON'S Ra3C3,> Confederate Creek, May 17th. 1B?6. ] Diamond City is the oldest micing cramp in Meagher County, end hes been oce ot richest in Montana. Monts na bar, r.nd the gulch of the same name, will live in aox^g end legend, for the story of their richness c*cm almost too incredible for sober history. Pec tolian legends ere rivelled by the«occocr.ts of golden clean-ups measured not by the eucce, but by the penfull, and it looked for a whi'j as if Midas had been there before the mini.', and touched the boulder«. One party rsquir ed four mules to haul, and »venal mes ja guard their treasure to Santos. OoafedecsS* gulch was also very rich, as high as $1,171 having bees obtained from a cingle diesel full of dirt. While nothing equal to curly deys is now found, il continues to sawxrd io miners handsomely during the winter reason,> the only time that work enn be successfully prosecuted underground, os account of '»ate : on bed-rock and overhead. During the sum mer lesson the numerous bars contiguous te tke gulch ere worked—the principal supply of water being obtained from the Boulder ditch, and these are within themeelvec capa ble of sustaining the oamp for years to come. The quartz leads at the head of Montana Gulch are attracting considerable attention, and it is hoped that the Diamond City quartz mill, owned by a Philadelphia company, will be completed, which can be done for a thou sand dollars. This is the home of the Rocky Mountaim lluxbandman, the Grange organ. Mr. Suth erlin, its editor and proprietor, is working hard, and we are glad to state, is achieving the success his merits deserve. Messrs. Street aud Burke are employed on the paper. W. F. Haase and Jonas Higgins are the principal merchants of Diamond, and carry a large stock of goods. The Diamond City Hotel is owned and run by G. A. Hampton ; Josiah Lauey i9 the proprietor of the Livery Stable, and has some splendid horses and livery rigs. Wm. Douglass presides over the destinies of the billiard hall; Henry Rams speck the brewery, and Charles Keahrn the saloon. Hitchens & Buckingham are running their drain in Confederate, and are passing through some Yery rich ground. W. B. Finney, Daniel Hoaglan, Donald McLeod and John Tresch are tngaged in mining above town. On Gold Hill, Mr. H. H. Baines and partners will operate with the Little Giant, and will have a head of water on the 29th. W. U. Vance is on Spruce har. M. H. Ryan's company have got to work on Boulder bar, and they have good prospects for making a fortune. C. Wood is also one of the Spruce bar miners. J. C. Ingraham has his teams busily employed hauling tim bers. We had the pleasure of meeting T. C. Collins, the Clerk and Recorder of the county, and found him the same clever, ge nial gentleman as of old. J âmes H. Blake is at work on the King <fc Gillette flume Charles Siebrecht and Seth Butterfield are at work on El Dorado Bar. The Consolidated Flume Company got a head of water on last Monday, and commenced work with five men on the dayshitt. Here we found Jno. Nanno and J. M. Buckingham. Mr. Nanno informed me that the most of the ground worked last year paid $25 to the hand, aud the prospects were fully as good, if not better, this year. The company will work eight men on two sliillS. One of the institutions of Diamond City, is Diamond Lodge No. 5, I. O. G. T., which has a large membership, a library of 350 vol umes, aud subscribes for all the principal magazines of the day. Confederate Creek, below the canyon, is settled up by a thrifty and enterprising alass of farmers. Mr. Sweat's rancUe is the first on the road. Close by, on the high table lands, is the grain ranche of^R.^A. Johnson; then, on the creek bottom,;F. J. Winston; then W. t R. Morgan, and on the opposite side of the creek, J. li. Duncan. All of these gentlemen are planting extensively, and while they are fearful of the grasshoppers, they still have faith that they will reap the harvest "in due season." J. W. A. Centerville, May 20th, 1876. On Duck Creek are the extensive grain ranches of J. O. Kline, Jno. G. Pickering, and E. L. Sherman. Mr. Sherman will sow about 80 acres in grain, put in 12 acres of corn, besides potatoes and other vegetables. Corn is a profitable crop on this ranch, av eraging about 40 bushels to the acre and ma turing well. Mr. Pickering will have this year 170 acres in grain, his specialties being wheat and bailey. This ranch furnished a bushel of each for the Centennial, and if it is beaten—well it will take good grain to do it. Mr. Kline will also seed a large number of acres. Mr. Jacob Cline has his stock and grain ranch on the foot hills, about one mile east of Duck Creek, and is pleasantly situated. One mile and a half above Pickering's ranch, on Duck Creek, the scene shifts from grain fields to quartz mills and mines. The lead at present w'orked is the Nancy No. 2, owned by Messrs. Howell, Porter & Will iams, who have at present a force of eight men engaged. The crevice is from 8 to 10 inches in width, the rock resembles that from the Union and Park mines near Helena, and averages at out $30 per ton. The mill is run by water power and crushes about seven tons in twenty-four hours. The lode is developed to the depth of 180 feet by means of a shaft, and is being rapidly put in shape for effective working. The Nancy No. 1, owned by Jonas Hig gins, of Diamond, is equally promising. Mr. Higgins has a mill close by. ' The Narrow Gauge, owned by Mr. J. G. Pickering, is also ranked A No. 1 by experts. These lodes all have granite wall-rock, and are apparently true fissure veins. One pe culiarity of this gulch, or creek, is that on one side, the formation is granite, and on the other, slate. The bars along the gulch have been slightly prospected, but gold in paying quantities has not been found, save in one place, and that a small spot. The main gulch has never been prospected, and there seems to be no good reason why it should not be equally as rich as its neighbors, Confedrate, Whites', Magpie and others. Leaving Duck Creek, the first ranch in the valley is that of Mr. Rosenbaum; next Mr. J. R. Marks, who has 650 acres in grain; then Thomas Nield, 200 acres, and is also in terested with Mr. Perkins in cattle. Three miles from Centerville is the ranch of Mr. Kisher, who has 105 acres ingrain ; and next below is the ranch of Mr. Doggett, who has 200 acres. On account of the muddy condi tion of the roads, I was compelled to avoid the bottom lands as mach as possible, and shall defer notice of other ranches until my next. J. W. A.