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" I f A'MHt . v n f ' ytjijji "j r A ' 'KfVt rt "', f..,t g I i WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY MOKNING, APEIL 15, 1875. NO. 121. VOL.XV. -Mr' ft ' IT' -n fatoral T1LT0N-BEECHER SCANDAL HIE GREAT PKACHEE PSDIE GROSS-FIRE. HE FEOVES WOBTHI FDLLEfiTOFS STEEL 'r.0 VARIATION OR SHADOW OF TURMHG." Evidence by Eeiteration Strengthened. The Uenlns or Truth and Earnestness v h Ich Unices nnd Adorns the Desk Illuminates the Witness Stand The Letter or Contrition Dis sected and Viewed from Beeehcr's Standpoint as Simply Charged with the Aliena tion o t Ar te e t i o n . FIFTEENTH WEEK. Cross-Examination of Mr. Beecher Continued. New York, April 1. The attendance at the trial this doming was very greatly Increased, and hundreds or persons who had tickets thronged the corridors and were unab'e to gain admission to the room. Judge Nellson tiu accompanied on the bench by Judge Howe, or Wis.; Robert Lincoln and seTeral other persons. Mr. Beecher mounted the stand at ten minutes after the usual hour. Mr Fullerton called attention to the absence or Mr. Beach, but said he would go en without him. Witness corrected a tobtios of his testixobt given yesterday, with regard to letters rrom Mis Tllton. He said They were given by my wife to the Investigating committee last summer. Witness then continued his cross-examination as follows When I went to Moulton's house, on the SOth of December, 160, with him, be locked the door. He did not say anything to me then, but he spoke to me afterwards. 1 was not sur prised AT BIS LOCKIItO THE DOOK. There was no excitement manifested by Mr. Monlton except in his general manner. It raised no alarm In me. After locking the door he took the key rrom It. I asked him to be present at the interview, supposing Mr. Tllton and I were going to discuss business. He said it was better that I should see Mr. Tllton alone. I had no business relations with Mr. Tllton then, nor had I since 1684 or 1W-V I supposed the letter or December -'0 would be Drought up by Tllton, and so I wished Moulton to be present. This Interview lasted about from halt an an hour to an hour. I did sot see any person there except Moulton and Tllton. 1 said in conversation "THIS IS A DBEAX; 1 cannot believe that Elisabeth would say such an untruthful thing." The charges made by Tllton were those of Improper advances to his wife, and this was all. 1 said In reply I was In dignant at this charge and all Its concomitants. When he charged me with alienating the affec tions of his wife it caused me regret and soreness. It was when he charged me with giving rise to stories about him I said I felt nothing but eon tempt for him, as he was ATTEXFTIKO TO BULLY HE. 1 do not recollect that he gave me any reasons lor seeking that interview. He did not tell me that the letter to Bowen on the 28th would cause a revelation of the stories about his wire. He did recall his letter, but gave me no distinct reason other than a general statement. The reason 1 did not ask him for one was I thought he was going to give it me. He tore up the paper and threw the fragments away. He said he tore up his wife's paper, so that there should be no re cord of it. Tllton mad e 1!0 DEJIASD FOB XOKET, nor did he ask me to see Bowen. Do not know that he gave any reason for seeking for this In terview, nor did I ask htm for any. After he made the charges I went away. When he made the charges sealnst me 1 kept silent, because he was talking, and Indicated to me that he did not want to be interrupted by his whole manner and a kind of gesture. I was silent under the Intima tion of Tllton that he wished to tell the whole story before leaving the house that night. I did not believe any or them. The charges or Improper solicitation, or asking Mrs. Tllton TO BECOME A WIFE TO VE, were false. I thought that he believed them true, but 1 did not think his wife had told him so. 1 left that room in a divided and perplexed state of mind. I left Moulton's and west to Tliton's house; Moulton accompanied me. 1 never asked him on the way ir he had seen Elizabeth's confes sion, nor do I think he spoke or the Interview with Tllton. On the way to Moulton's It was evident to me that Tllton and Moulton had conferred about the matter, but It was not my way to ask hlmir he knew. It was not at my desire or re quest that Moulton should accompany me to Til ton's. I thought It was an act of courtesy. I FOCKD XRS. TILTOH In BED In the left hand room front. 1 Informed her of the charges her hnsband made against me. She was dressed in white. 1 do not know whether she had retired for the sight. She was 111, and I sup pose had retired for the night, being confined to her bed. I said I had just come from an Inter view with her husband, and he had made serious charges against me. When I said he charged me with alienating her aflectlons rrom hla she showed responsiveness she shed tears which roll down her cheeks, and by the movement of her hands 1 also said be charged me with creating distress and discord In his family, and asked her was this so. She made no response. I said he told me vou had transferred TOCE WISELY AFFECTIOKS TO ME. She made no response, and the tears continued falling down her cheeks, when 1 told her of the Improper advances and asked her If she had told him so, she bowed her head. I expostulated with her, and said you know this Is not true. I plied heron these charges, and asked her how she could have done such a thing, fane said: "I could not help it; I was tired out with his per. 'slstence; he importuned and persuaded me." bba then spoke of an Interview in July she had with Tllton, when he said if she confessed her alien lovers to him and he confessed his they would get along better, and all would be again harmony. She asked me what she could do. I said SHE OUGHT TO WHITE A BETBACTIOH or those charges. She said It might be used against her husDand, and I said It could not; that I would only use it for my Justification if this charge should be used against me Is the church, or If there was any trouble about It there. After making me promise not to use It In Injuring the household I, at her request, got her pes. Ink and paper, and she wrote. After some conversation sot pertaining to this matter I left. When 1 went In she appeared as one dead. I did not place the clothes around heT when she sat up. I do not know who did. She indicated where the note paper was in her secretary. Handed the letter. This Is In her handwriting, but not written In her ordinary way. She generally writes with a bold, free hand. I was not aware that the attendant physician had ceased to visit her that day because (he was convalescent. I DICTATED irons OF THAT LETTEB except in a general way. I do sot think I read the passages or it as they were written, nor did I read it before the supplementary portion of It was written. I will swear positively I did sot dictate any part or that letter. (Handed exhibit No. 1. This was shown to me by Moulton on the evening or the "1st December. Judge Fullerton read the letter, which a as to Moulton from Mrs. Tllton, asking him to obtain both the letter of confession and the letter of re traction for her, as they ought both to be de stroyed. Witness then continued: I do not remember that I promised to show this letter of retraction to Tllton, nor did I show It to him that sight. On the next day she told me that she had been wearied with Importunities, but 1 did sot know what to think of these charges. I had so other desire than to vindicate myself from these charges. I did sot have any Interview wltn Tll ton the next day, nor did I seek one. 1 am not poslUvethatlsald to her that the retraction should be In writing, as the charges were in writing. Before writing this letter sne admitted the chanret were not tree. Ud to the time of the charges in Moulton's house 1 was never aware or any ubdue AFFEcnon from xbs. tiltoji towards me. Tllton was the only person teat I recall who made this charge, and Mrs. Tllton de nied It orally and in writing to me. Witness was here asked if be believed then that Mrs. Tllton had an undue affection for him, and he replied, "I was In a state or perplexity, and not of belief." Mr. Fullerton pressed this question two or three times, but received only this answer, with the addition, "I fluctuated between belter and unbelief." . ...... Witness then said- At times I thought she had told her hnsband these charges, and again I was under the conviction she bad sot. 1 thought she was a pure and exalted woman, and truthful In every way. When 1 got the retraction letter 1 went to Moulton's. and then went Lome. I had come to no final decision at to what my opinion ot these charges were, and why they were made by Tllton. I can only answer yes and so when I am asked If her statement that she had been Im portuned to make these charges did not convince me that TEX CHASSIS WERE FALSE. I did sot know that Moulton was made aware or these charges. So far as Moulton's knowledge about It was concerned It was as If he had never been created. I uldnotpromlse Mrs. Tllton when I got the letter that I would sot show It to her husband, but J. promised not to use It against her husband. She aid sot explain In what way the paper could be used against her husband. She said something about it, but 1 did not enter into any prolonged discussion on the subject. I told her it was formy own self-defense, to be used In ease any contingency should arise In the church that wonld require It. Shown exhibit No. . I do not recollect when I first became aware that this document was In existence. I knew rrom Moulton or a document containing similar mat ters to this. This was at my house on the even ing or December 31. He read me a letter, pur porting to be from Tllton, stating what nenad found on returning home on the previous night, ldld not take the paper in my hands. Moulton said my conduct that night was neither discreet nor very honorable. He did not think I acted wisely In the matter. If my motive was peace I had only OrXnED THE BREACH WIDER. 1 argued I had a perfect right to obtain this for my self-defense. He said that I had taken an unfair advantage of him, and lsald that an un fair advantage had bees taken of me. 1 think he had reao Mrs. Tllton's-letter calling lor the return or the retraction, and he said In this con section that It wonld be an act of meanness to retain It. lsald what would 1 do if I was left without my defense. He said, give It to me and I will keep It for your protection or bum It. I gave It to him out of the drawer, and after some further conversation he withdrew. Fullerton read the letter dated midnight. De cember 30, from Mrs. Tllton to her husband. In which she told him or Beecher getting the letter or retraction. Witness continued: 1 cannot say ir this letter or any portion of It was read to me by Moulton that night. I took Moulton to my bea-room be cause I wished It to be private. 1 did not know what the interview was about. I usually receive visitors In the parlor, but I thought there would be more rniYACv is vt bed-rooji. My object In the matter was to get peace, but I could not say It was to begot by reconciliation, and to get a better understanding and reconcilia tion I gave up the letter of retraction. We were to be reconciled through the kindly offices of Moulton. 1 gave up the retractlju because It would lead Mr. Tllton to a better frame of mind. I knew the charges were false,but 1 did not know that Tllton knew this. I gave up thenaper be cause I thought It would end the difficulty and do away with the charges. 1 knew Moulton was a friend of Tliton's, and he pledged his honor to Veep the one paper with the other or destroy them. When I deferred to the wishes or this woman In giving up my defense, 1 do not know what I thought of it, but I supposed that Moul. ton was to stand between us. I considered Moul ton a mas of honor, and that the paper would be as safe In his possession as In mine. He swore those papers should be kept together, and so I TRUSTED BIX. 1 chose to give the document to one of the mem bers of one or the best firms In New York a man or honor, whose wire was a member of my church as a custodian of that paper. He was the per son who presented hlmseil to mo for that docu ment, ard seemed as fit to be Its custodian as any person I knew. I did not know then what his Knowledge of the ease was, nor did I ask him what be knew about the charges. I do sot know the reasons why 1 did not ask. I preferred his good opinions certainly to his bad ones, but do not recollect why 1 did-sot ask for his opinion. Mr. Fullerton pressed the question further. The witness was proceeding to dilate upon the matter, but was slopped by Mr. Fullerton, who said this was extraneous to the question. Mr. Evans objected, and said that when counsel asked the question he should take all the answer. Mr. Fullerton said he would take as much of the answer as he wished. The matter was then dropped, and a recess was taken. After recess witness testified - After I got this retraction trom Mrs. Tllton 1 showed It to no per son before I gave It to Moulton. Mr. Fullerton read a portion of the direct testi mony In regard to this Interview, In which Moulton took off his overcoat and exposed the pistol, which he took out and laid on the bureau. The witness said thlsls the Interview as 1 remem ber it. I saw the pistol when he took It out and laid It on the bureau, but before that I saw the butt or It. He laid his overcoat on the bed and talked with me possibly five minutes. I did not think It extraordinary that he should take oil his overcoat or pull out the pistol. He did not make any threat. 1 did not think he took It out far intimidation, nor do I think so sow. I did sot regard the presentation of the pistol in any hostile light by his manner. Whes I made my published statement I did not mean to Infer that he made any threats against me. I do not re member then that I Intended that such as In ference might be drawn from It. I intended, In mentioning the pistol scene In my statement, to present the spectacle as I had seen It. THIS WAS OB SATTBDAT nianT, and there was some arrangement that I should see Monlton the next day. I do not recall what object was to be accomplished by the meeting next day. I think he was to call In the afternoon. This was on Sunday. It was not In connection with any religious exercise he came, but for friendly coslerence. It may have been that Mr. Moulton was to report to me how Tllton received the letter of retraction, but I do not recollect. The interview took place at three In the afternoon of Sunday, 1st or January, In the third story back room. After the usual courtesies, Moulton said the wisdom of his suggestions of the night before had been shows by the manner la which Tllton received the letter or retraction. The eonveraa tics turned on Tliton's position and the way he was suffering all around of his relations to Mr. Bowen, and also of my relations to Mr. Bowen. I told him or my conversation with Bowen on the Kith Inst. He then said that Bowen had been a traitor to both sides, and said that neither In re gard to Intemperance or unehastlty was TUton guilty, and that he (Moulton) had known him from boyhood. He said Tllton was now without occupation or subsistence, and then went into the troubles of his family. He then referred to the personal stories about TILTOH'S CHASTITT, and said they were false. I regretted having be lieved these stories told me by Mr. Bowen and Bessie Turner, and told him I had been prepared lor these statements by what Bessie Turner told me. 1 told him of Bessie Turner's stories to me, and let my feelings ont to him. I had lent my ear to Mr. Bowen's stories, and said to him that Tll ton was a tainted man, and It would not be wise to keep him on the Independent. My advice to Bowen with regard to the employment of Tllton on the Brooklyn Vnlc-n was partly predicated on what Bowes told me. Mr. Monlton convinced me In so far as the reasons were moral that Tllton was a fit and proper man to be os the Independent and Brooklyn Union. 1 thought Bessie Turner had told me an untrue story, and was satisfied that she had been mistaken. That there was some foundation for it Moulton did not deny. He said there was something of that kind, but that Mrs. Morse had led Bessie to think worse of It than If the had been left to her own Inclination. As re garded Mr. T1LT03 ABU81B0 HIS WIFE, he (Moulton) said something about Tliton's genius, and that therenever was a kinder hearted man in the world; that If his wile would take the right way or him she could lead him with a thread. I did not enter Into a comparison be tween what Monlton told me and what Mrs. Morss and Mrs. Tllton said to me, but I certainly took his word at that time against all comers. 1 denied the charges of improper proposals to Mr. Moulton that day. The general conversation took that drift, and brought out the denial. The charge was Improprieties towards Mrs. Tllton, but what term was used I cannot say. There was something put In writing near the end of this conversation. I made regrets, and he said If Tllton could hear this all mischief would be brought to an end. He said why don't you put something Is writing and show Tllton your dis position. I said why don't you make memoranda of them. He took a pen and sat down and made memoranda. I was walking to and fro, and he would ask me questions. "Do you say so and so," and 1 would reply. Idld not say In the com. meseement that I gave It to him In confidence or trust. He could not follow my dictation, at 1 AX A BAKD XAB TO FOLLOW. 1 was anxious that my feelings should be eon ducted properly to Tllton, and relied perfectly on Moulton to make a lair statement. I was not aware that he clothed these memoranda in the form or a letter. I did not say I asked Theodore Tliton's forgiveness and humbled myself before him as I did before my God. What 1 said was that when I saw 1 was wrong I humbled myself before God, and was willing to do so berore The odore Tllton. In opening the conversation I thought 1 had done wrong to Tllton. Atone period or the day on the 1st of January 1 had made up my mind that Tllton had reason to make these charges against me on account of what he had heard from his wire. I thought he had come to the conclusion that I had acted wrong towards his household In the matter or Improper propo sals. 1 thought it had been procured from her when she was weak and sick, and she had told a falsehood to Mr. Tilton. I supposed he had rea son to think I had been a wxonoEB or his faxilt. When this letter was written I said nothing to Moulton exculpating myself or these charges. Belore 1 wrote It I denied the charges. I never dictated a point or a word exculpating myseir.r these charges In this document written by Moulton. 1 denied to him that lever wronged Tllton. I expressed myself to him as the peace maker between Tllton and myself, so that he might go and tell him. I expressed myself re gretlully to him that Tllton charged me wrong. fully. Idld not send any message to Tllton whatever In regard to the charges of Improper solicitations. I did not say he would have been a better man In m y place than I have bees, but I said something that would sound like this. I did sot say the sentence that mentions "all the hearts that wonld ache," though I may have said some thing akin. I did sot say " I EVEH WISHED I WERE DEAD," but spoke of others living and suffering. I did not say anything that would sound like " she Is guiltless, sinned against, and bearing the trans gressions or another," or that her forgiveness I had. When this paper was flntihed 1 did sot read It, nor was It read to mi 1 did not care about It; there were notes to this conversation, I be lieved; I slgoed my name to It to signify that he had a conversation with me on the subject; I did sot put my same to it because It was my property or production: 1 thought It was a memorandum of the salient coin is of a conversation, to be used for both parties, and therefore for me. I did sot put my same to that paper for the purpose or au thenticating Its contents; I said I gave this in trust to F.D. Moulton, and signed my name. I f t mr.t Ann wnrd or one line that 1 remember by this friend to Tllton; I did not read the first state ment or Moulton, but it was read over is my presence; I said very little about It; I made an answer to his Inquiry If It was AX BOnORABLX STATEXEST, and I said that he was the best one to judge of that; I made so observation of approval of It; when it was read over to me 1 made so objection toanvpartoflt. ..... Mr. Fullerton then read Moulton's first state ment to the Investigating committee. Witness continued: I do not know whether this paper was prepared from the substance ef what was read to me; I think perhaps a part of this paper, possibly the whole or It, may have been read to me; I did not read the Bacon letter, but heard it talked about: I heard It contained an extract or the letter ol January 1, 1 think rrom Mr. Cleveland: I only heard the substance of the Bacon letter; 1 first heard or the letter -ot Janu ary 1 after It left my house In 1172: never saw It until In this' room; In December, 1872, 1 heard or it from Mr. Tracy; he did not recite any part or Its contests; I heard afterwards that a paper was in existence that was VEST SAX AOIBQ TO XE. Moultcn called on me after Tracy told me. and said It was burst. This was Is the winter of 1872. 1 learned alter this there was to be an extract from It In a card to be published by Tllton In June, 1873. Mr. Elnsella told me the substance or It one morning In June, 1873. I do not know that he had a copy or It. He Inquired about It, and asked me fcr Information about it, but gave menone. ThomoBtdlstinctrecoUecUonofltwas what I heard from Gen. Tracy; and then Mr. Claflln and Dr. Edward Beecher, my brother. In quired about It next time. After the publication of the Bacon letter, I heard It from a man os the New York Herald, but I did not see It, and only learned the substance of It. Mr. Tracy recalled to me Its language, but I cannot remember If ha said It was In the form ot a letter; when I wrote a note to Mr. Moulton on Sunday, June 1,1813, call ing attention te the sentence- "The agreement wss made after my letter to Tllton through you," I called the memoranda a letter. I cannot say that Tracy told me that these memoranda were In the form of A LETTER TO XOULTOB. Witness was asked ir Tracy conveyed to him the Idea that the memoranda was in the form of the letter, and witness was going on to tell the conversation with Tracy, but was stopped by Fullerton. Witness then said: No; I did not get that idea. 1 cannot say where I got the informa tion that led me to say this In the letter or June l, 1873, to Moulton, but It was not rrom a recollec tion of the circumstance. I cannot tell you where I got the Idea. 1 never disclaimed the authen ticity of this letter. The court here adjourned for the day. POOB DAN BBYANI. A last View of the Face of the Dead Come dianMaking Preparations for a Substan tial Benefit for the Widow and Children. The New York Sun of yesterday gives the fol lowing account or the preparations for the burial of the late Dan Bryant, which will be read with Interest by his numerous admirers : "Through yesterday's blinding snow storm hundreds went to the brown stone front in Sixtieth street, on the west side or Central Park, to see all that re mained or Daniel Webster Bryant. Everybody knew rollicking, musical, generous, whole-souled Dan, and young and old, rich and poor, shed tears over his coffin. Members of the theatrical pro fession filled the house. Merchants, bankers,! yen, and persons of every profession ior trade, were there. All had something good to say or Das; all remembered his generosity and his jolly humor. Whenever an actor, minstrel or sporting man died no one was more prompt than Dan to see that he might have a decent burlaL A short time ago, when George W. Hill, better known as Cooley Keys.' was burled from the 'Little Church round the Corner,' there lay on the coffin a beautiful anchbr and mound of Bowers. A card attached bore the words, A sad tribute from a friend. Dan Bryant to George W. Hill ' K"Dan was ever ready to assist those who make their living on tbe stagehand now that he Is dead the actors and minstrels propose a monster benefit, or a series or benefits, for his family. He died poor. Without a dollar In tbe world, and very heavily In debt, said one of his friends. Mr. Letter W al ack has called a meeting of the managers of places of amusement In this city. Mr. Augustln liaii had alreadv announced a benefit for the widow and children or the dead minstrel, but It Is supposed he will sow eosfer with Mr. Wallaek and the other managers. "It was Mrs. Bryant's wish that tbe public should have an opportunity to look upon the race or her husband, and her house was thrown open yesterday between 10 In the morning and 6 In the evening. Between those hours, notwithstanding the severe storm, there was a procession moving in and out of the dwelling. Great packages or floral oflerlngs arrived at an early hour, and all day long additions were made to the beauty and Iragrance or the elegant parlors. In the back parlor lay the body ol the dead In an Ice casket, over which was a heavy velvet pall. There were six large candelabra, and at the root ol the coffin was a prledleu. A cross or flowers trom Mrs. Burke, Dan's sister, rested on the pall, near a small crucifix. A floral cross of mammoth size and great beauty, and surmounted with a dove, was near the foot of the coffin. On the cross was a card with the words: " 'Amicus Axice: May the bread he so lavishly cast upon the waters be returned tenfold to his afflicted family. Jas. W. Collier." "Representatives or all the theatres called to see tbe remains, and at one time the street was lined with carriages. "The luneral service is to be performed this morning at 10.30, In the church of St. Paul tbe Apostle, Fifty-ninth street and Ninth avenue. A solemn Mass of Bequlem Is to be celebrated. The obsequies are to be under the care of Kev. Father Young and Mr. Bryant's family. The pall-bear. era selected are Judge John K. Brady, Mr. W. B. Floyd, ex-Mayor A. Oakey Hall, Jas. McGregor, ex Sheriff M. T. Brennas, Henry C. Jarrett, Charley White, Augustln Daly, H. Simpson and W. J. Florence." Sam Wllkcson has proposed subscriptions to a fund for the benefit of the family of Bryant, and headed It by sending his subscription to the Sun. Harry Hill follows It up by the following eharac Istlc letter: Sis: The proposition or S. Wllketon, esq , In yesterday's inn, to constitute you the custodian of the fund proposed to be raised for the benefit of the family of the late deeply-lamented Daniel Bryant, meets my hearty concurrence and appro val. The friend of tbe deceased for many years, I contribute cheerfully (100, herewith Inclosed, to this most worthy object, Bespeetfully, Ac, Harbt Hill. Hew York. April 14, 1873. Another mourner sends tbe following: Sir: I have laughed at Das Bryant. I mourn for him now. Please take my contribution (1) for his family. Plus. FTTOEBAL-Or XB. BBTAXTT. New York, April It The funeral of Dan Bry ant took place this morning and was attended by a great concourse or people. Including a great number ol members or the theatrical and min strel profession ud prominent citizens. THE ASWx'8 LOSS. Death of a Distinguished Officer. General Alexander E. Shlras, U. S. A., died la this city yesterday morning, at his residence, No. 1328 New York avenue. He was a brevet major general and commissary general of subsistence,' and an officer wh.se distinguished services greatly endeared him to the army. General Shlras was a native of Pennsylvania. He was graduated at West Point In 1833, and was made a brevet second lieutenant In the 4th artillery. On the 3d of March, 1847, he was appointed a captain and commissary of subsistence. On the 11th of May, 1881, he was promoted to tbe rank of majot and commissary of subsistence, and Februarys, 1S63, he obtained the rank of colonel, aud shortly after he was made a brigadier general and com missary general, and for faithful and meritorious' services throughout the late war he was breretttd major general of volunteers. General Shlras, during his long resldesee la Washington, became familiar ancwoll known, to citizens, and by them he was greatly respected for his sterling character and many superior qualities. In the army, where his administrative ability and unflinching rectitude were appre ciated, he was regarded as an ornament of the Jirofesslon. His Illness has been a long one, and, or the most part, of a painful character. A few days ago itwas rumored that he was Improving, and hopes were entertained of his complete re covery, but Providence has willed It otherwise, and the brave-officer aad most useful citizen has gone to receive his great reward. ; Is accordance with his request, there will be so military escort at his funeral. The remains will be accompanied to Mount Holly, New Jersey, by General Barri-. ger and Colonel Geo. Bell, of the subsistence de partment. THE OFFICIAL ORDER. The following order was Issued by the Secre tary of War yesterday afternoon: General Ordirt, So. 51. War, Defastxext, ) avuutast gsxebal's orfice, WASniKGTOH, April 14, UTS. J Tbe Secretary or War, with deep regret, an nounces tbe death or Brigadier General Alexan der E. Shlras, commissary general of subsistence, brevet major general. United States army, which occurred at his resldsnee in this city, early this moraine. Gen. Shlras was a graduate of the Military Academy of the class of 1833. His clear Intellect and close attention towhateverduty was assigned to blm was the cause of his being principally em ployed In the subsistence department, where he ever displayed great business capacity and mm Integrity. Hit early training in that department was under the veteran Gibson, with whom he long maintained the closest official and personal relations, and many or whose genial and popular traits or character he loved to reproduce. He more than once refuted a proffered promotion, preferring as a subordinate to lend his best ability to the successful administration of the affairs or his department. At no time was that ability more conspicuous or more useful than when ft was most needed durlsgithe time ol war. By due course of succession he became chief er the subsistence department only a brief twelve month ago. The many friends of Gen. Shlras throughout all branches of the servloe will long cherish the memory or his generous, affable and courteous manner. Indicative as they were of true kindness or bean. The officers of the subsistence department will wear the usual bsdga ol mourning for six months. By order of tbe Secretary or War. ' ."D. TOWBbebd. Adjutant Ueneral. I Billiard Tournament. Chicago, April 14. Is the Inter-State billiard tournament last night,, Rhlnes, of Chicago, beat Llvtrman, of Wisconsin, 200 to 180. Shaw, or Indlans.-teat Carter, of Ohlo.'SOO to 197. Miller, of New Orleans, beat Magglola, of same city, 200 I'mr-mn Anrlllt. In the lnter-State billiard tournament this afternoon Rhlnes, of Chicago, TraitlBnft- tol3J. In to-night's billiard matches Carter, cf Ohio, beat Parker, of Chicago, 200 to 1U; Bur leigh, of Michigan, beat Gallager. of Ohio, 200 to 67; Mocafee, of lows, beat Hoa, of luIilana,aM. tow. Ho Tree Passes for Legislators. Habtfobd, April 14. On the petition of H. L- Goodwin, of East Hartford, Judge Martin, or the Superior Court, has enjoined the New York,Nw Haven and Hartford railroad from Issuing tree passes to members of the Legislature. As the hearing is set for the July term, the servlng-or the Injunction will prevent the giving or free passes for the coming session or the ItgUlatste, which meets In May. Important Decision. Habbisbubo, April 14. In the Court of Com mon Pless or Dauphin county, to-day, Judge Pearson filed an opinion deelaring.nnconstlto tlon'al the act ol" April 54. 1874, Imposing a tax of three cents per ton ori tbe franchises of corpora, tlosa mining and silling coal in thlr State. ,Tbo cue will be taken to the Supreme Court, CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS. BliCR TWIN HUD GBAZY HOHSE GOMINB. SPICULE!. POSTAGE STAMPS POE SALE. THE NEW TWEHTY CENT COIN DESCRIBE. Official Report of tbe Cheyenne Fight. Text or the Opinion or the Solicitor or tbe Treasury Upon tne Power or Internal Bevenno Officers to Examine Bank Checfcs Wnllo in Possession of tne Bant Hail jLettlns; Francis - in tbe Vest, Naval. Chief Engineer F. A. Wilson has been ordered to temporary duty In connection with the trial or the Tennessee. Appointment of Consul. Leander C. Dyer, or Tennessee, was yesterday appointed United States consul at Odessa, Rus sia. Eevenue and Finances. The ;internal' revenue receipts reported yester day were 187,541; customs, iSZ7.7C2; national cur rency for redemption, iW,0$0. Dismissed. All the clerks In the Post Office Department Implicated In the recent mall contract frauds have been dismissed by the Postmaster General. Appointment of Gangers. The Secretary' or the Treasury yesterday ap pointed John Hart to be Internal revenue ganger in the Third district, New York; Daniel A. Meader. ganger In the First California district, and L O. McDowell, ganger In the Seventh dis trict ef North Carolina. Treasury Balances. The Treasury balances at the close or business yesterday were: Currency, $3,649,431; cols, (8,334,M0; including cols certificates, 133,881, 400; special deposit of legal tenders for redemp tion of certificates or deposit, t49,SS5,000; out standing legal tenders, (37,2,S00. Haval Cadet Drowned. A telegram was received at the Navy Depart ment yesterday from Bear Admiral Bodgers, commanding the Naval Academy at Annapolis, announcing that Cadet Midshipman W. H. Cox, ot the 4th class, was drowsed at 8 o'clock yester day morning in Grave-yard creek, by the upset ting or a boat. Black Twin and Crazy Eons. Indian Agent Savllle telegraphs to Indian Commissioner Smith rrom the Bed Cloud agency, under date ol the 13th Instant, that messengers have been dispatched for Oraty Horse and Black Twin, two prominent Sioux chlefs,whose presence in this city Is desirable In connection with the proposed negotiations for tbe purchase of the Black Hills reservation. Agent Savllle expects that the chiefs will reach Cheyenne about the 1st ef next month. Specimen Pottage Stamps. " The Post Office Department has made arrange ments to furnish to the publlo at their face value Seelmen postage stamps of all the various Issues .ted back to 1847, and Including the official stamps now In use by tbe Executive Depart ments. This course is adopted In consequence or the constantly Increasing number or applications msde by Individuals to purchase or be given spe cimens. Several hundred dollars' worth have already been sold here on orders from stamp col lectors In Europe. Stationery Contracts. The board to open the bids for supplying the Treasury Department with stationery have made a portion or the awards, and the others will be made In a day or two. Thus far the awards made are as -follows: Carew Manufacturing Company, or South Hadley Falls, Mass., legal foolscap and other paper; Wm. Ballantyne, or Washington, note paper; Bonn A Jones, of New York; E. D. Lockwood. of Philadelphia, and the Morgan En. velope Company, of Springfield, Mass., envel opes. Kara Frauds. The Post Office Department Is In receipt of In formation that parties who hare secured contracts tor a large number of mall routes In Western States are systematically offering to sub-let them, thereby assuming In effect tbe position of mall route brokers. One party in Kansas has sent out postal cards inviting bids for sub-letting spedfio routes, and stating in a printed postscript that he has sixty-five routes to dispose of, and will send catalogues en application. The Department has taken at eps to break up this sort of business, so far as possible, without delay. The Commissary General. Among the names prominently mentioned in connection with the succession to tbe vacant office of Commissary General of Subsistence are Colonel D. L. Simpson, Lieutenant Colonel Amos Beekwltb, and Lieutenant Colonel Henry F. Clarke. Col. Beckwlth has been acting Commis sary General during the long illness of General Shlras, and In thisjconnectlon, with other circum stances, leads to tbe Impression that he will be appointed Commissary General. The National Bants. The Comptroller of the Currency has received seven applications for national banks since the 1st or April, amounting to 1550,000, or which amount 2O0,C0Q was rrom Massachusetts, 1100,000 from New York, 450,000 from New Jersey, M,000 from Pennsylvania, SS0.000 from Ohio and 1100,000 from California. During the same time the amount of applications tor increased circulation from basksnow organised was 315,000, of which amount $270,000 wss from the Eastern and Middle States, and 145,000 from the Western States. The amount of legal tender notes deposited for the purpose of surrendering bank circulation slnoe the 1st or April Is 4M9.27S, ol which amount S179 ooo was surrendered by banks In the Eastern sndlMlddle States, tU2,ooa by banks in the South ern buter, and $057,800 by'banksln the Western States. The total amount or legal tender notes deposited to surrender circulation since the pas. sage olthe act of June 20,1874.1s 115,245,312. The amount or additional national bank circula tion Issued since the 18th or April is $020,230, and the total amount Issued since the passage of the act or June 14, 1876, $4,182,830. The amount or national bank notes destroyed or banks which are in liquidation, or which have deposited legal tender notes since thepassage or the act or June 20,1874,ls$5,034,(8S. Forty.ejght national banks have been organised since November 1, 1874, bar ing a capital or 14,585,000. The Fight with the, Cheyenne Indians. The following account or the recent fight be tween United States troops and theCbenno Indians has been received here: ClIETXXXE ASD ABArAIIOW AOEXCT, 1 DABUMlTOjr, Kan., April 7, 187J. I Ifon. Edaard P. BmUh, Conmuthner ef Indian I bave'the honor to report that on the sthlstt. a difficulty occurred at the prison camp or the hostile Cheyennea, about two tulles northwest of this agency, which resulted In the escape or a Erlsoner and the subsequent killing or another heyennelnan attempt made to recapture the prisoner. The killing or the Indian and the firing acted as a match placed to a powder magaxlne, and In a very few minutes the whole body of male Cheyennes had raised the "war-whoop and left the camp. In th course of half an hour the Cheyennes had taken pcssesslon of a sand-hill on the south side of the river, opposite the camp or Company B, Firth infantry, and maintained a steady fireon the troops. , It Is impossible to give a correct version of this lad afialr at the present time. The troops (three companies or cavalry and one of infantry) tried In vain to dislodge the Indians, who kept their position during the afternoon, and during the and stormy sight. I have obtained no reliable Information in re gard to the casualties, but so far as known there was one man killed and thirteen wounded. Pur suit has been ordered, and news will be forwarded as fast as received. Tbe women and children of the hostile Cheyennes took reruge in the camp of friendly Indians. (Signed) T. A. Cotiiiotos. Sumps on Sank Checks. The following is the decision of 'the Solicitor or the Treasury relative to the right of internal rev enue officials to examine the books and papers or National banks: DxrABTSTBTT OT JDSTICB, ) Oma or solicitob of Tbeascbt, Wnuoio.T, D. C, April z, is7. j Sis: I have the honor to return herewith the letter or the 25 th ultimo, received by you from the uompiroucr os vurresey ana reurroa to sib, mu mltting for your decision tbe question as to the authority of the Interaal revenue officers to ex amine the books and papers of National basks. The Comptroller represents that the Commis sioner or Internal Bevesne claims to find this au thority in section no snd 3177 or the Revised Statutes, but in the Judgment or the Comptroller seetlon-tui .exempts National hanks Iron the operations or the lections Just dted. tectlon3U3 contains the following: "Every supervisor, under the direction of the Commis sioner, shall, see that all laws snd regulations re lating to the collection ol internal taxes are faith fully executed -and compiled with; snd shall aid In the prosecution, detection and punishment ef frauds in relation thereto, and examine into the efficiency and conduct of all officers ot Internal revenue; and from such purposes he shall hare, power to examine all' persons books, papers, ac counts sad premises, to administer oaths, andjto summon any person toproduce books and papers." Section 3117 provides 'thus: "Any collector, deputy collector or Inspector may enter. In the daytime,any building or place where any artt--cles or objects subject to tax are made, produced or kept, within the district, so fares It may ber necessary, lor tbe purpose of examining said arti cles or objects." Subject t241 provides that "no association shall be subject to sny vlsltorlal powers other than such as are authorised by this title, or are Tested in .the courts ol justice.? . . The remaining set provides for examinations to ascertain the condition of banks. It also pro vides for the appointment of receivers, and for taking away their franchises in certain cases. Examiners do not inquire as to the stamping or cheeks The bank's financial condition is not affected by the neglect of a depositor to stamp blS'Checki The power conferred by the Internal revenue act Is not vlsltorlal in the ordinary mean, ins ef that term. The officers do not visit the bask to report anything relative to Its manage ment; they simply desire to ascertain what evi dence may be had of the evasion of the provi sions, sot of the banking, but of the Internal revenue act. Ism of opinion that sections 3183 snd 3177 con fer authority as claimed by the Oomml'slocer of Internal Bevtnue, and aro not inoperative as to the 'banks because or section 241 or any other statutory provisions. sjBjsl Very respectfully, ButobdWiisow, Solicitor of the Treasury. Jlcn. J3. If. Brittov. Secretary of the Treasury. The Hew Twenty Cent Silver Coin. Tie design of the twenty cent stiver piece au thorized by act of Congress of March 3, 1575, were selected and approved yesterday by Hon. H. B. Underman, director or the Mint. The obverse design contains a sitting figure or "Liberty," with the word "Liberty" inscribed on the shield, the whole surrounded by thirteen stars. Beneath the figure the date "1875." On tbe reverse the figure or an eagle surrounded by the Inscription, "United States of America' and beneath tbe eagle the words, "Twenty Cents." At Dr. Lln derman's suggestion, the edge or periphery of the cols ,wlll be perfectly smooth. In order to dis tinguish It from the twenty-fire cent coin, which bears a reeded or tinted edge. As the piece Is too Imall to admit the legend, "E Plnrlbus Unum," or the motto, "In God we Trust," both have been omitted. The new coin is mainly in tended for circulation in the Pacific coast States, where the want of such coin has long been felt In making change, and where the lowest coin In circulation is the dime or ten cent silver piece. LOUISIANA. Kesitgeof Governor Kellogg to the legisla ture as Constituted Under the Adjust ment. New OBtEAits, April 14. The Legislature met at noes, and Is the most orderly for many years. The Conservative members were sworn in, and a resolution was adopted In the House, re ferring the claims or those included in award to the committee on elections, which will report to morrow. Both parties seem to accept the sward without opposition, making the compromise a success. OBQ ABIZATIOX Or TBE LEOI8IATUBX. The House was called to order by Speaker Hahn. Tbe Speaker announced thst since the ad- iournment three members had come forward and isd been sworn in. W. W. Carlass, ot Webster, announced that he did not recognise the legal existence of the Hahn House. The Speaker called for the members entitled to sests to step forward and be sworn in, and Mr. Carlass was among the first. All the other Con servatives members took the oath. Mr. Matthews offered the following resolution : Whereas P. B. Beaaley. E. T.Dugas, James Brice, J. F. Scales, Cbas. Sehuler, EKldd, Jas. Jeffries, K. O. Luckett, G. W. Stafford, Edward McCnllam, W. H. Keys and Geo. A. Kelly re spectfully claim that they were elected at the last general election In this State to seats la this House from their respective parishes, but that said seats were not awarded to them by the re turning .board; therefore, be it Betoltei, That the Committee on Elections and Qualifications be directed to Inquire into the va lidity or said claims respectively, and report their conclusion to the House at Its next sitting. The resolution was unanimously adopted. This resolution covers the ground of award as far as the House Is concerned. The committee willdoubless report in favor or seating them. A communication was received .from the Clerk of the National House or .Representatives, lnolos rng the preamble snd resolution adopted relative to Louisiana, Including resolution recognising Kellogg as Governor. Belerred to tbe same com mittee, Mr. Stewart (colored) wanted to know IT tbe award was before the House. The Speaker Informed the member that he as Speaker did not know anything about the award. Mr. btewart. "Ain't we sitting under the awardt" The Speaker, "No; we are under the call of the Governor snd under the constitution." Mr. Stewart. "Then I move to have a commit tee of three appointed to watt upon tbe Governor and to bring the award before tbe House." Several veto messages were received from the Governor, after which the House adjourned until to-morrow noon. Mr. Wheeler was In Got. Kellogg's private office during the greater part of the day doing very thrnsrtn his power to make the compromise a success. THE OOVEBBOB'S MESSAGE. Governor Kellogg's message to the Legislature was long and elaborate. The following are some of the principal points: The occasion or this ex traordinary session marks anew and, I trust, a better era in the history of our State. This his tory of Louisiana since Its incorporation Into the Union, as summarised in the messages of sueces cesslve Governors, from Governor Clalbornto recent times, has been, unhappily, prolific or race antagonisms and sectional jealousies and dis orders. Though second to no State in natural advantages of climate, soil and products. It has fallen tar behind other less-favored Mates In the development ol Its resources and in the cultiva tion ot that homogeneity of feeling and Interest without which no community can be permanently prosperous. The causes of this lack of progress and unity In the past have been as varied as the ills that "have resulted. Some are beyond the pale of leg islation. They can only be remedied by the ac tion of time in removing present prejudices and erasing the memory of past traditions. Others are the result or the peculiar character or the population of the State and the prevailing diver sities ot race, religion and language. Others again, and these by no means the least consider able, hare sprung from the improvident and op pressive Legislatures of late years, including that or lte5-'o7, which have managed to straoBnnrATX the vattbiai. istebests of tbe State to the enforcement of partisan pur poses, and the pecuniary aggrandisement of In dividuals. It would serve no good purpose to review. In detail, the events or our recent his tory. The unfortunate put, with whatever mis takes and wrongs may have been committed on either side. Is berore you. The consequences of these mistakes and wrongs, more eloquent than any language I eoulduse, are also before yon. It Is your privilege to correct, remedy, or at least alleviate them, and more important still to offer Suarantees thatsuch events shall not again occur. .Iter a political contest the length and bluer. ness ot which have been unparalleled, a policy has at last been adopted which, I think, should have been tried at first, and which, 1 trust, will afford an immediate and satisfactory solution of the difficulties that have beset us tor years, and entailed misfortune and distress upon the people. It Is a most hepelnl sign, in my opinion, when, as sow, eltliens of all political parties seem inclined to take the management or this affair into their own hands, and sinking party alms, unite to ad. vance the general good. Begardlng state eevxbces axd tbeib coxuenoa and disbursement, the Governor expresses th opinion that the present system is too cumber, some, expensive snd unjust, and should be radi cally changed. The Governor then details the changes desired, snd gives a reintit ot " state finances, whfeh show a reduction in the State deb( ef $30es,9zs usee lerx. veto or tbx sew oblxabs chaster. New Oblxahs, April 14. Tbe Governor vetoed the new city charter bill of New Orleans, stating that he did so at the request of a committee of the Merchants' Exchange, Cotton Bxchange and Chamber of Commerce, who were preparing eity measures themselves. He also vetoed an act le- 6 silling a large amount of Indebtedness said, to e due the Bute ekarltable Institutions: also, an set authorising Itho parish oi Folate Coupee to issue bonds, on the ground that such an act would encourage extravagance and increase theparlsh debt; also, as act depriving the Democratic city sheriff of his fees, on the ground that the redac tions made in the payment for feeding prisoners were excessive and would work publlo injury. BACES AT MET AIBtt COtTBSE. New Obleaxs, April 14. Louisiana Jockey club, third day. 1 lrst Bace Mile and one eighth lor all ages. Won by Survivor by a length and a half. Sweet Bay second. Leap Year third, beat ing Port Leonard, King Amadeus, Pauline, Spragne and Denver. Time, 1.59. KiiMiri t?m Thr. tnllN for all aires, club purse; won by Galway by two lengths, Falmouth second. Granger third, beating CapW Hutchinson and Crown Prince. Time, S.-U). Third Bace Mile heats for all ages, club purse. Harry Felter, 1, 1; Mary L., 2, i. Time, 1.41, 1,40. Felter-won easily. Weather, track and attendance all good. Bat ing fair. Investigation of-fiuta Treasurer, Habbisbubo, April 14. Seven members of the Legislature, announcing themselves as a com mittee sppolnted by the House or Representa tives, to investigate the affairs of the State treat nrT,Ppeared at the Treasury Department todsty snd ssked permission to examine the records. This wss accorded by Cashier W. B. Hart, In the absence of Treasurer Maekey, and the committee made a cursory InveiUaatlou into the accounts r State Treasurer MeGrath in 1883, and retired after announcing that a sub-committee would continue the labor. The qiettlon ot the legafststut of the commit tee was not raised. This status is doubtful. Inas much as it wss sppolnted by the House omy, ana without consent oi the Senate. The offleers or the Treasury Department, however, allowed the examination without in any way conceding" the right oi any committee sppolnted by a single branch or the Legislature to make format In quiry into the affairs or any State department. Johnstltchel. Baxthsobe, April 14. A memorial mass meeting of Irishmen and friends ot Ireland, to give publle expression or sympathy with Ireland In the death of John Mltchsl and John Msrtt)j, was held at the Maryland Inatitnte to-night. Mayor Vansant presided. Eloquent -addresses were delivered byJJr. J. C. Waters, editor ot the Cetktlle illrror, Hon. William P. Preston and others. DeKoren and, Jagger. Pbibcess Abbe, Someusxt cotrsrr, Ma, April 14. The standing committee of the diocese of Easton to-day deeltned'to consent to the conse cration as bishops of Drs. DoKoven and Jagger, Bo Yellow Fever. Krr West, Aprillt. The yellow fever paslo is over. The city It healthy and a cool "norther" blowing. II NEWS FROM OTHER LANDS. BTATJI. A Victory for the Carlists. HrxrtATE, April 14. The Carlists have sur prised Fort Aspe, near Santander, and carried off two hundred" prisoners aad four guns. ; TTJBXEY. Eumered Ksssacrt of Christians. Vizsba, April 14. It it reported that the Turks have murdertd two hundred and seventy Christians In Boumella and Bulgaria during the lsst three months, and that the names ot the victims have been communicated to the foreign representatives In Constantinople. CUBA. Sharkey's "Whereabouts. Ha vaha, April 14. It Is now stated that the escaped murderer, Sharkey, left Santiago de Cuba on Saturday last tor Havana. He Is ex pected to arrive here to-night, and will probably be sent to New York to-morrow on the steamer Columbus. Telegraphic communication has bees re-established between Havana and Santiago. GKZATBKITAtrT. Newmarket Bacei Moody and Sankey to he Enjoined. Lobsob, April 14. The Newmarket handicap at the Newmarket Craven meeting was won to day by St. Leger. Losdob, April 16, 6 a. m. The owners of Her Majesty's opera-house have filed ablll to restrain Moody and Sankey from using that building. GEEKANY. Pacific Tone of Government Journals. Debus, April 14. The Government journals give tranquillizing assurances in regard to the relations of Prussia with foreign Powers. BISXABCX Oil THE FAFACT. Bebub, April 14 In the upper House of the Prussian Diet to-day, the bill withdrawing tbe State grants from the Roman Catholic clergy was nnder debate. Prince Bismarck made a speech. In which he declared that since the Vati can council Catholic bishops were merely the Pope's prefects. He ssld he was not an enemy of the Catholic Church. He warred only against the Papacy, which had adopted the principle of tbe extermination of tbe heretics, and which was In enmity with the Gospel, as well as with the Prussian State. CAVALBT BOB8E3 FOB THE FBEBCH. Agents of the French Government havo made contracts in Bohemia for 10,000 horses to be de livered next June. FEZEDOK. Centennial Anniversary of the Anti-Slavery Society of America. Philadeuhia, April 14. The centennial cel ebration or the organization or the Anti-Slavery Society commenced this morning In Concert sail. Vice Pretldent Wilson called the assembly to order, and In a short address stated the character of the meeting and the object of the society, the organisation of which this day's ceremonies com memorated. He sketched the grow th, progress, and triumph of the principles advocated by the abolition societies In the American colonies, and subsequently in the United States. The Vice President asserted that his investigations sub stantiate the claim of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, that It M the oldest society or this char acter In the world. Through Its entire history a large proportion of its members have been Qua kers. Though founded in April, 1175, its work was practically suspended during the War of the Revolution. The Vice President stated that after the war, however. Its work was revived, the most active part of its career beginning In 1784. Benjamin Franklin about that time was its president, and later Benjamin Bnsh.a leading member. In 1700 tbe society addressed a memorial to Con gress urging action In favor of the elevation and amelioration of the blade race. For the next half century It employed every means of aiding the negro. After the passage of the fugitive slave law In 1850 the society was particularly en ergetic In assisting fugitive slaves, devoting its labors to the southern borders of Pennsylvania along the Maryland line. Through the agency or this society and its representatives fugitive slaves were assisted beyond the reach or capture. Alter prayer by Bev. Mr. Furness, and singing by the Hutchinson, JamjlyvLH-Wn. Eiit Ut 'eredsn'eloquent review or the career of the so ciety since Its organisation, Fred. Douglass followed In a speech, and Lu eretla Mott was next presented by vice President Wilson, and was greeted warmly by the large audience. She delivered a briet address,ln which the expressed the hope that the society and the nation at large would continue the work in behali of the colored race In the direction of securing to them the benefits of education and protection. The meeting adjourned to Bethel A. M. E. church In the evening, at which time a large au dience gathered. Bishop Campbell presided. Ad dresses were delivered by F. . W. Hooper, Vice President Henry Wilson and others. m IRDTJSTBIAL CONGEES5. Besolntiont on the Wining Troubles of Penn sylvania. IxsiAitArOLis, April 14. Touching the great coal strike in Pennsylvania, the Industrial Con gress of the United Stater, now In session in this city, unanimously adopted the following: Whereas the men of a large portion oi the an thracite coal mines of Pennsylvania now are and for more than three months past have been locked out by a combination or six monster coal-running and carrying corporations because unwilling to accept a reduction or thirty snd forty per cent, of their wages, ror which reduction there is no real Justification: and whereas said combination or con spiracy ot railroad and coal companies Is Impelled to this attempt to thus pauperise their employees by the fact that to make themselves monopolies they have borrowed and Invested many millions of British capital, on which they are pledged to pay rates of Interest which are excessive and onerous and oppressive: and whereas Ike effector the success of their schemes will be a practical repetition or the effect of what la known in history as'Irlsh absenteeism;" and whereas a contest of this kind Is infinitely of more serious moment to the working people generally than are ordinary strikes and trade difficulties, therefore Retclted, That the representatives of the Indus trial classes, in session assembled, hereby tender their heartfelt sympathies to the miners now locked out, and earnestly request all organised bodies of worklngmen throughout the country to forward to the treasurer ef this congress as gen erous assistance as their circumstances will permit, such funds to be applied to the reller of the victims of this foul conspiracy. Th Ipaehe Indians Broke loots Again-! , Sab Fbascisco, April 14. Advices from San Diego report outrages by Apaches in Sonora. Three men and a boy with a pack-train were at tacked March 18. The men were killed, but the boy escaped. The cargo ot the train was recov ered by the troops. The mall and escort were attacked on the 16th of March, and tbe mail-rider klUed. Methodist Protest. PocoHSxxrarx; AprUlt. The Methodist con ference to-day adopted a resolution protesting against the apponwralng or moneys of the Slate lor the benefit oi CatnUc schools.. Probable Suicide. Acotjsta, Oa April 14. Jacob Piiatup, of JieDuffet cousty, died luddenlyjhls morning at his home, near Thomson. It is rumored he eonj- mltted suicide by taking poison. Fourteen' Xtn Drowned. NobtoleVVa , Aprillt. Durlngabeavy squall last night eight negro men lroin 'Gloucester ctunty were drowned by as oyster beat eapsliing. BBJETTZLEOKaWS. NewYobx, Aprillt. At Bahway yesterday the whole Democratlo ticket was elected. ArBABT, 'Aprlll'. The Prohibition eonven tlon for the nomination of State officers meets at Syracuse Junes. The executive committee of the Centennlalmet In Philadelphia yesterday, but transacted so business of publle Interest. New Toss, April It. The Republicans were generally successful In the elections at New runswlck, N. J., yesterday. New foBK, April 14. The election Is Jersey City yesterday lor aldermen, directors of educa tion and chosen freeholders resulted tn a Demo cratic success. From the mining dlstrlett of Pennsylvania we haTS the cheering intelligence that it la so dull that the sensational newspaper, reporters hate left or aro leaving; and' consequently hopes isre entertained that a settlement may be arrived at. The troopt vrlU remain, bowevtr, f er the presenr. New -Xobb, April 14.-A Kearney, Modls patch says the dead body or Daniel Askew,wltli fh-M hiiA. fcni.. in hi. haad. has been found near the residence ol the James brothers, and It is supposed those .notorious outlaws have com mitted another murder. The sheriff and poite are in pursuit. Squab, W. X, April 14.-U It supposed la vessel foundered on Squan beach last sight. The body ot a tailor was found on the beach this morning, also a trunk, a spar and several wine baskets.. Some .vessel fired dis tress signal gnns trom Mtenlo'elevea p.m. yes terday. It looks as If the vessel went down In; a storm. Saw Fbabctsco, April 11 A young man named Fred. Brandenburg was tound dying from starva tion and exhaustion nnder a pile of lumber en the city front early this morning.. He said before his death that hecrawtednnder the lumber nine nays ago. Uther lumber had been unwittingly piled around him stopping hit egress. He was the son of Mathlas Brandenburg, or St. Charles Place, Philadelphia, and aged about IS years. PEESONAL. Hen. Leonard Myers, of Philadelphia, Is at W nurd's houL. Thos.P. Wendover, a veteran of the war or 1811 died in New -York yesterday. His father was a noted politician in Continental times. w I Tbe German authorities have notified the son oi Count Ton Arulm not to use the title ot Count any "longer, as the title wat conferred upon hit ather by the Government, and la sot hereditary CAMPBELL MUST SETTLE. YIBDICf IN THE JAIQES 1USCH SUIT. EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. IT WAS AH. THE SPEAKER'S TEEAT. AT LTAST THE JURY SAT SO. Befleetlons of tbe New York Tribune Ham in tbe Case Colonel Bam 8. Ssnoot Heard From Hla Recol lection Differs from Certain or tbe Witnesses Exit lunch S n 1 1 . The ease of Godfrey A Goell vt. Peter Camp bell, for $1,080 for lunches furnished the late Legislature, was concluded yesterday. The jury came into court at Its opening, and were In structed by the court. After a short absence the jury returned into court with a verdict of I860 ror the plaintiffs, with Interest. The New York Tribune ot yesterday speaks or the suit editorially as follows : STAG) WHISKY FOB OBE. The complaint has been sometimes made that the Independent press has done the cause of popular government great harm by the freedom or Its strictures upon the conduct or public men and its sweeping criticisms and denunciations of officials who are suspected or dishonesty and corruption. Well-meaning persons who had got Into the habit of voting a regular ticket, and did not like to be disturbed in It, and whose confidence In their own leaders was only equaled by their distrust of the opposition, were dis gusted at all the talk about official corruption and public robbery; they thought It was bring ing our institutions Into contempt abroad and undermining tbe simple faith of the people in the honesty or their representative men. So much or this sort or thing made them tick at the stomach, and whenever there was a new ex posure, or an Investigation demanded, or any thing of that sort, they held up their lily-white hands snd said, "Oh, talk about something else I" We desire to spare the feelings of this class. It is with so disposition to criticise the conduct of any official person that we touch now gently for a single moment upon the case of Godfrey fc Goell, proprietors or "The Chesa peake" restaurant, Washington, D. a, against the Hen. Peter Campbell, late Speaker oi the House or Delegates ot the District of Columbia. We do it merely to show that the District govern ment was a boon, and Peter Campbell a atateman who deserved a better fate than to be sued by unsentimental restaurant-keepers ror refresh menu furnished to a class of persons whom he defines as "galoots." The bill amounted to !,01B. It was ror refresh ments, solid and liquid, running trom "12 bottles stag" to "raw tomatoes snd potatoes for one." It covered the time from April 29 to July 1, 1873. From tbe testimony In the case it seems that the Hon. Peter Campbell, just before he was elected Speakerof the House ot Delegates, with that wise forethought which characterises the statesman of the period, and which he had learned lroin asso ciation with our public men, appointed Mr. God frey, of "The Chesapeake,'' to supply the House with refreshments, and Introduced to him Mr, Flynn, the sergeant-at-arms, as tbe person through whom refreshments would be ordered. The clear sighted statesman, having made this provision for the future, wss elected Sneaker of the House. Thereon he proceeded with a party or forty or fifty to "The Chesapeake" andordered wine, which was furnished under the appoint ment. Afterward Mr. Campbell gave a baxquet at "The Chesapeake," at which he presided, and none but members of the Legislature were in vited. It pains us though to be obllghed to re cord that when the Mil for these refreshments was handed him that eminent statesman said that "a lot of galoots had been eating and drinking on him, and he knew nothing about it." It was mainly this question of "galoots" that brought the matter Into litigation. Mr. Campbell did not undertake to refresh the "galoots" at his own ex pense, but at the expense of the District, which, it will be remembered, has been beautified and adorned by statesmen like Alexander B. Shep herd and Peter Campbell to an extent that ehal. -ilenres the sdnrtratlou ot the world. Mr. Godfrey does not dispute the statement that the refresh ments were furnished to "galoots," but the Dis trict government, to which It properly belonged to furnish raw tomatoes and stag wbtsky during the progress of the great Improvements, having faded away like a beautiful dream, leaving "The Chesapeake" bill unprovided lor, Mr. Godfrey tails back on the statesman who gave him the ap pointment of purvey er, and calls the Hon. Peter Campbell Into court. From the documentary evidence offered it ap pears that on the 23d of June the following com munication from the Speaker was received by the purveyor: House or Dileoates, Distbict or Columbia, June n, 187X I Chables eoDEBEY : Please send over to Speak er's room 1 porter-hoese steak, green peas, raw tomatoes, and potatoes for one. P. Campbell, Speaker. Observe how formal and dignified this worthy the private secretary or the President ordering the diversion or 140,000 rrom tbe appro priation for the Mate Department building to the Improvement oi the Executive stables. And "for one " too. There sat Peter Camubeli. Speaker or the House of Delegates, In solitary and perhaps gloomy grandeur, eating "one porter-house steak, green peas, raw tomatoes and potatoes for one," at the expense of the District of Columbia, And not aloue of the District, tor It was to come out of the United States of Amer ica In the esd by Congressional appropriation. Behold him adding to the national debt the ex pense of steak, peas, tomatoes and potatoes for one., in the grand and magnificent way of a legis lator of the period; giving to all ot ut even to the most ordinary taxpayer the privilege of paying for his little lunch. That was the tort of man Peter Campbell was. Nothing mean about him. "For oner' Consider It. And he tbe Speaker of the House of Delegates. Three days liter, with Increasing familiarity with Godfrey, he writes: Gosfbxt: Four fried chickens, Ac. six bottles of wise, one box of cigars, two bottles flag. JCBEZ6,1&73. CAXFBELZ.. ."Stagl" That was what they legislated on. Stag whisky. It explains much of the wonderful legislation of that body It was done on the in spiration of Stag whisky. The same day he sends this. It must have been a dry day: Oodfbet: Please send over 2 bottles cham psgne, (desk.) CAnrssLi. June 18,1873. Then, without date: Gosfbey: Please aend me a "stag." Caxfbjxl, And, then, also without date: Godtbby: Please send oyer 1 bottle stag and t bottlebrandy;also.Ugoodclgirs. Caju-bxh., Andyet there are people who tay the legisla tion of that body was without inspiration. With all this stag".lt was Impossible. , It seems lamentable that the career ot Peter Campbell should have bees nippedln the bud by the untoward circumstance of. the repeal of the act organising the government of the District of Columbia. Still more Unsalable that the gov. ernment should have been cut off untimely with this bill or "The Chesapeake" hanging by the gills unsettled. For the government was a boos. t'xiwiij''- b still a boos. Asd Campbell he was a boon, too. And It do as though this stac: whlskvasd ToLato ror ana oartit t. paid for by somebody. Why not issue bona. it i and settle It T I Col. Snoot's Personal Explanation. WAEinsQTOX, April 14, 1873. To Us EdQer of tiu Xoiiinal Republican: Sib: Please allow me space enough in your val uable paper ror the following explanation: In the testimony is the case ef Godfrey fc Goell vs. Campbell, berore Judge Carttsr's court, the fol lowing, among other testimony, appears: "Charles IV Hnlse. recalled: About the latter pert of the session of 873 Mr. Campbell ap proached witness and said that $0,000 wonld sat be sufficient for thecontlngent fund or the House; he asked: 'What do vou suppose our bill Is with Godfrey fcGoelri' Witness replied, he thought it mutt be pretty steep. Witness had charge of the appropriation bill, and secured the additional amount or $3,000, to pay the bill or Godfrey snd extra bills for printing. "William J, Donobcreealled: Heard Mr. Camp bell urge Mr. Smott, a member or the Committee on Appropelatlons, to Increase the contingent fund fromts,ooo to $9,000, to meet the bill of Godfrey and bills for extra printing: after tbe amount was secured I heard Campbell congratulate Smoot upon his success. "Mr. Campbell was reealled,and testified that he never made any such statement as he was said to have made by Mr. Hulae. It was pure fiction. He told Mr. Smoot that If all the clerks were re tained It would require an Immense sum. He struck out all except the salary of one clerk, whota he knew he could trust with the papers, and one janitor to use charge of the hall." No inch Hinrersation as alleared by Donoho occurred between Mr. Campbell and myself, arid could sot have takes place rrom the fact that I wat sot a member of the Committee on- Appropri ations, asd had nothing whatever te do with the making up or the contingent fund. Donoho, as clerk of the House, certainly onght to hare been familiar with this fact, and it is difficult to ac count for the error Into which he has fallen. The congratulation of Campbell to which he testifies is a myth, since it Is not possible I could have had any agency in securing tie "success" of which bespeaks. It appears from the testimony of Mr. Hnlse that some such conversation as alleged by Donoho did take place between Mr. Campbell asd himself, snd at he wat the chairman ef tse Committee on Appropriations, to which this sub ject appropriately belonged. It ought to hate been sufficient to have put Donoho right if no had inadvertently fallen into the error ot mak ing inch a statement. J, I wat chairman of the Committee on Ways add Meant, and Mr. Clagett, 'Gen. Dyer, Mr. Cox, and Mr. Chase were members of. that committee. Mr. Cook, the counsel or Mr. Campbell, fell Into an error, doubtless inadvertently, when he staUd that this committee had a Sunday tesston asd sent for refreshments. He doubtless confounded it with the Committee on Appropriations. The Committee on Ways and Meant never held I a Sunday session and never tent fOT,anyrefresh mentswhatevor neither lunch, liquors nor elgarr were ever called for by any-memberof the com mittce. 1 With regard to the matter of retaining and pair ing the cierki and employees, Mr. Campbelljit clearly mistakes. The facts are stoplythete: About midnight of the last day ot the session, motion after motion was made and adopted giv ing extra compensation and for retaining em ployees. Being satisfied that in the confusion that was prevailing the members were net aware of the amounts Involved in these various motions, I obtained the floor, and asked the Speaker, Mr. Campbell, if he and the members were aware of the amount it would require te meet the various motions which had been adopted. I showed that it would require an amount equal to the whole contingent fund, or very nearly the whole, and 1 moved a reconsideration of those motions, which was carried The Speaker said he had roughly calculated It, and that it wonld take about ts,000 It wat then proposed that 100 extra compensa tion should be paid to each ot tbe clerks and mes sengers, snd, I think, M to the pages. This proposition was carried, and Mr. Donoho was in discreet enough to manifest a violent ebullition of temper and to be guilty of an Indecorum that brought upn him the censure of the House. I know not ffthls fact may sot account for the In firmity of his memory, as evinced in his testi mony. I entered the Legislative Assembly with the determination to act to the best of my judgment for the Interests of my constituents, and I am per fectly willing that all my acts shall be submitted to the closest scrutiny and criticism, but I am not wining to be misrepresented. BespectfuJly, SAXtrrx S. Sxoot. AMUSEMENTS. The Circus and Henagerie. The first fair day and evening since the advent ot tbe circus was made the most or yesterday, and thousands filled the eity or tents afternoon and evening. The high quality of horsemanship and ot acrobatic leats displayed In the ring, and the long list of interesting curiosities in the large tent satisfied eager expectation of men, women and children, who find In sawdustedand spangled amusements supreme delight- The tricks of the French clowns are very laughable. The riding of Lowande on one, tour and seven bare back; horses is regarded as the finest the country affords. His little son, Tony, exhibits for a child, wonderful nerve, skill and, above all, confidence In his father. Mons. Dockrlll It both rider and protean actor. He assumes many characters and with excellent effects. The Leslie Brothers as gymnasts hare rare skill and finish tn all they do. As we said belore, the ring performance is In every respect worthy or extreme praise. In the menagerie, the great sea lion attracts much attention. The black-maned African lion It a terrific looking fellow; the giant eland and horned horse; the gentle and beautiful ox eyed giraffes; Queen, the highly-trained elephant; the singing birds and those of gorgeous plumage; the automaton bell ringers and gymnasts, and a thousand other things all combine to Interest and amuse every visitor. The ring performance in the afternoon is quite equal to that or the evening. The National Theatre. This evening the National Theatre Is reopened, snd the German opera and dramatic company from Berlin and Vienna will play two nights and Saturday afternoon. To-night the operatic com edy of "Princess Trebitonde, or the Magical Beanty ;" Friday evening. "Led Astray." We have every assurance from those who have per sonal knowledge of the company that It Is one of thorough talent. Our German friends wiU,or course, turn out en masse, and the company will be a novelty for the English-speaking portion ot the community. Odd Fellows' HsJI-Sadam Eentx's Female Minstrels. Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday even ings the thirty specialty artists composing Mad ame Bentx's female minstrels and M'lle Marls de Laconl's Parisian Can-Can dancers will occupy Odd Fellows' hall. A good deal of curiosity Is already manifested to see this troupe, and the wisdom or securing reserved seats is apparent. They are for sale at Ellis'. Ford's Opera-house Tony Pastor. To-night the Tony Pastor variety troupe, per forming at Ford's opera-house, will appear tn a programme entirely new. The ladies appear to be enjoying the entertainment with more xest than the gentlemen, perhaps because It Is new to the mott ot them. It Is certainly or charming; and sparkling variety, and highly amusing. The "Hamtown Students1' will appear In the bill this evening. The Theatre Comiqna. The strong attractions at the Comlque serve to keep the house filled every night, and vocal with genuine applause. This is the last week of Jllanche Selwyn and Baby Bindley. The troupe of performing dogs Is a special feature. The Avenue Theatre. The Can-Can In all its glory is flourishing at the Avenue theatre. The sailor boy who leads the wild revel Is not at all backward in bringing the ladles forward. The patronage is large and desirable. Kellogg English Opera. The sale or seats for the English opera season commences to-day at Metxerott't. "Ersanl," "Mlgnon" snd "The Talisman" will be sung. In Baltimore the company has bees the re cipient of marked attention trom the Germans ot that city. The Germanla Society has glventhem a dinner, and has made to the principal members valuable presents. THE COURTS. Supreme Court of the United States. Wednesday. April 14. 1CT. No. 142. The United States, appellants, vs. O. V. Woodruff et ah; No. 143. Bessie Elgle Gausses, executrix, it, appellant, vs. The United Statu; No-IM. C V. Woodruff fc Co., appellants, vs. The United States; No. 223. Julia A. Nutt, executrix, fca, appel lant, vs. The United States. The argument of these causes was continued by Mr. B. F. Butler, of counsel for C. T. Woodruff fc Co, and con eluded by Mr. Solicitor General Phillips for the United States. No. 220. Washington Ford, plaintiff In error, vs. James Surget- Continued. No. 218. The New Jersey Railroad and Trans portation Company, plaintiff la error, vs. Jerome B. Pollard and wife. Tbe argument of this cause was commenced by Mr. J. W. Scudder, of counsel for the plaintiff in error, and continued by Mr. A. A. Abbott for the defendant In error. Adjourned nntll to-morrow at 12 o'clock. Circuit Court Chief Justice Cartter. This court was engaged as folio wsyesterday: Godfrey fc Goell vs. Campbell. Verdict ror plaintiffs la $830. Urbanna Wine Company vs. Plant fc Plant. Jury withdrawn and judgment confessed. National Metropolitan Bank vs. King. Verdict for plaintiff tn $1,300, with Interest. Horner vs. Brown fc Son. Judgment by de fault. CASES TO-DAr. The following cases are assigned for trial to day: NOS. 3, 188. 197, 199, 202. 203. 204, 205, 200,207. 2?" ' .JvS.1 Hb,1' 2?l 28. S30, 231. 233, 234, 238 and 237. Adjourned. Criminal Court Judge XacArthur. This court was engaged as follows yesterday: Lewis Slmms and Thomas Mackayplea4 guilty ot larceny, asd were sent to Jail for two hours. Thomas Hlggs was convicted of burglary of the house of John Schroner on the th of December last. Chat. Nuxent,eharged with the robbery of Jas. W. Phillips, pie ad In abatement that hit name was Michael, and not Charles, and the plea was sustained. He was held for a further hearing. Win. Gastwat eoavleted ot assault with Intent to kill Ann McDonald. The eate of Oliver Merson.enarged with unlaw fully carrying on business, wss ordered to be cer tified to the Court rn General Term. A noil pros was entered In the ease of Charles Graham, charged with larceny. Adjourned. Police Court Judfl-e SnelL. ln tub- . J.J'gT-.irsrt, John MBler, James Sullivan, Hcsn eachl derly conduet- Wesley Adamt was fined S3 for with keeping barking ds: ordered to abate the nuisance. Jefferson Tompkins, assault with In tent to commit rape; continued fau rtiaxr with bond In $1,000. Hartley 3tewartjtsaKIi'd"i' teryonJohn Shoe; fined S3. Daniel MeJSV; throwing stones; fined $1. Charles E. Johnson; charged with committing assault and battery .on his wife, Mary Johnson. The wife testified that he came home about o'clock, Is the morning; she let him In, but remonstrated with him Tor hit late hours, at which he Became abusive; then softened sad offered caresses which the did not, fael in clined to receive, and he became enraged again asd struck her several blows about. her head, the marks ol which were visible. Her physician was called and testified to the nature of the bruises inflicted by the husband. Johnson was fined 460. and held la $600 bonds to keep the peace. Appeal noted. Fire Becerd. Milwaukee, April 14. Wagoner's brewery at Sparta was destroyed by fire lsst sight- Lots $60,000. Naw Tosk, April 14. Fire this morning in building 118 and 13) Maiden Lane, occupied by a number or firms, caused $U,ooo damage. Pboyujebcx, April 14. Mr. Whiting; Met calfe dwelling. In the northern part of Provi dence, was burned this morning, and $e,oooin United States bonds in the house were consumed. Lost on the building asd furniture, 13,000. WoscxsxEB, Miss April 14. A fire broke out In oneoi the four connecting houses of the Wash bum fcMoer Manufacturing Company to-night, and berore the flames could be stayed the build ing was destroyed, together with the contents. Loss on building $25,000, and on stock and ma chinery $15,000. Habbisbcxq, PAm April 14. A fir tn Drift wood this morning destroyed the Driftwood hotel and dwelling-, occupied by three families,' another small dwelling, billiard saloon, and a number ot small out-houses. The Patehell house was badly seerebedi The fire department with a steamer went from Benova to Driftwood to assist, and, the nre at 9 o'clock was 'under control. BoeTOsr, April 14. Tire this morntng destroyed the five-story brick building Not. is and 20 Bev erly street, together with Its contents. The occu pants were Noah Davis, coffee: Z.T. Morris, toap; Us Union Wood Turning Company; Burn ham fc Calahan. carpenters; Saapleigh ttCo , picture frames: Michael Moore, furniture- Their fosses range from $1,200 to $13,000. Loss on the building, $10,000. Total lots, $50,000. The strike among the colliers In South Wales, which has lasted six weeks, still conUncia, ud Is causing much distress m-semt localities. In 'the parish of Menhir, for instance, sixth ef the whole population la dependent upon the poor rates. The strike was caused by a reduction tn wagef.whlch th eoalowatxi felt obliged to make in view of the present depression la the coal and, Ires trades.