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WASHINGTON, D. C, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1876.
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UNCLE SAM'S SHOW.
SECOND DAY OF THE FESTIVAL
ENTHUSIASM OF TDE VISITORS
SIR EDWARD HUM'S BANQUET
TOASTS TO OUR PRESIDENT
AND TO ENGLAND'S QUEEN
GREAT GENERAL GOOD WILL
Interesting Special Correspondence
GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF SCENES
THROUGH THE BUILDIXCS AXD GROUXDS
WONDERS OF THE WORLD'S FAIR
Mrs. Gillespie and the Pavilion
SHE RULES WITH AN IRON ROD
Philadelphia, May 1L The attendance at
tbc Exhibition to-dar is estimated at from twenty
five to thirty thouand up to 1 o'clock. Many of
the distinguished guest wii0 were at the open
ing yesterday arc vMtlng the Exhibition to-day.
Several foreign Ministers, Including thoso of
England and Chill, arc now on the grounds, and
there arc many Congressmen, army and navy
officers, and nearly all the State Governors and
other dignitaries who attended yesterday. The
weather Is delightful, with the exception of a
high wind, which raises a great deal of dt.
AMERICAN MINING ASSOCIATION.
PniLADiirm t. May 11. On the Invitation of
the American Alining Association a number of
distinguished American and foreign engineers at
tended a meeting held to-day in this city with a
view to congregating in convention the engineers
or the world for mutual intercourse and scicntiho
SIR EDWARD THORNTON'S DANQUET.
Philadelphia, May 11. Sir Edward Thornton,
special commissioner Iroin Great Britain to the
Centennial Exhibition, gave a grand dinner to
night at St. George's hall, In this city. There
were one hundred and slxtv-nlnc invitations. The
room was tastefully decora'ted. At one end was
a full-length portrait of Queen Victoria, and on
either side the American and British nags. The
orchestra, at the opiosite end of the room, was
profusely decorated with the flags ot all nations,
those of England and America being gracefully
Intertwined. Among the most prominent of the
guests present were the Emperor Dom Pedro,
President Grant and Col Fred D. Grant, Secre
taries Fish, KoIeson, Chandler and Tift, Attor
ney General PierreiKjnt, Chief Justice Walte, ex
Speaker Ulaine, G. W. Childs, Keprescntatlves
Faulkner, Iiandall and Kelly. Professors Balrd
and Henry, Senator Ferry, General Hawlcy.
president of the Centennial Commission; Samuel
ward, or New York; Col. Thos. A. Scott, Hon.
Elijah Ward, of New "iork; ex-Governor Bigler
and ex-Mayor Fox. The diplomatic corps was
THOSE SERVING AS COUUISSIONERS
from their rcsjiectlve Governments and British
Consul Archibald. The President and the more
Sromlncnt guests with Sir Edward Thornton and
om Pedro were at the head or the principal
table The three tables, extending the entire
length of the hall, were handsomely decorated
with flowers. After thedlnner was overSIr Ed
ward alluded to the President twice elected as
having presided oer the ceremony of the Inaug
uration yestenlay, and spoke of England's having
contributed her mite to the Exposition. There
was only a rivalry of peace between the two coun
tritsnever to be torgutten. He wished the com.
pany to drink the health of the President or the
United States. This was done, and the band
played "The Star Spangled Banner," amid the
applause or the assembled guests.
The President then thanked Sir Edward for the
kind allusion to his countrymen. He knew of no
better reply than to ask them all to drink the
health ol Her Majesty, the Queen. This was
done while the orchestra played the national air
MOVEMENTS OP DISTINGUISHED PERSONS.
Philadelphia, May 11. Most of the distin
guished iersons who participated In the ojiening
ceremonies of the International Exjiosltlon yes
terday still remain in the city, but their move
ments during the day have, been of a private
character. President Grant and Secretary Fish,
who arc the guests of Mr. George W. Childs, re
ceived calls during the morning, and then went
out to visit several lriends
This evening at 7 o'clock the President and the
members of the Cabinet remaining in the city
dined with lr Edward Thornton at St. George's
hall The Presidential party will leave to-morrow
morning for Washington. Secretary Brlstow
and wire and Postmaster General Jewell left for
Washington this morning: Secretary Taft will
remain until to-morrow. Lieutenant General P.
II Sheridan left for the West on the 7:20 train this
morning Secretaries Chandler and Kobeson and
Attornev General Pierrepont still remain as the
guests of Hon. A. E. Boric. One or the
rRINCIrAL rOIATS OF INTEREST
about the city just now Is old Independence Hall.
The original Declaration orindejtendcnce and the
original commission or Washington as commander-,
in-cblerorthc American armies, which are in a
nre-proolsafe fully evposed to view, attract great
attention from all visitors. The National
Museum, in the same building, is also largely
O c of the first visitors at the Exhibition
grd ids this morning was the Emperor of Brazil.
His Jsit was more especially to Machinery Hall,
where he carefully inspected the great Corliss
engine, which he had assisted President Grant to
set in motion yesterday.
Ills stay was brief, and after a snort stroll
through the grounds he left the city, accompanied
by the .Brazilian Minister and three or four at
tendants, for Wilmington, Del., to Inspect Jack
son, Sharp & Co.'s shops, of that place. After
going through their car works he visited several
other large manufacturing establishments, in
cluding the ship yards, morocco factories, etc
He was privately entertained by Mr W. S. Auch
lncloss, and alter expressing himseir
VERY MUCH PLEASED
with the trip returned to this city in tbc evening
to attend the banquet given to-night by the
British Minister, sir Edward Thornton. The
Emperor leaves In a day or two tor New Orleans,
where he will remain for several weeks, and then
again return to Philadelphia to witness the Exhl.
billon In detail. Dora Theresa will remain in
Governor Ingersoll, of Conn.; Governor Rice, or
Mass.; Senator Ferry, Chief Justice Waite,
Justices Davis and Bradley, or the United States
Supreme Court; ex-Sicaker Blaine; Major Wlck
hain, or N Y and a number or Congressmen also
visited the grounds early this morning.
THE ENTIRE MTHDER OF EXHIBITS
received at Agricultural hall up to 3 o'clock on
Tuesday were 774. Fifty cars on the Pennsylvania
railroad tracks and three vessels at the wharves
un the Delaware arc filled with exhibits for the
A large number of foreign paintings, by the
most celebrated masters, were received to-day at
tbc Art gallery.
Work upon the French pavilion, which unfor
tunately collapsed a short time since, has been
renewed, and ft will be completed In a few days
The Inauguration or the American, State and
foreign buildings will In most cases be unattended
by any formality. The rush lor hotel room,
though not so great as It was on Tuesday, con
tinues very steadily. The BostonCadets will
leave here tor home to-morrow. No official re
port has et been made of the exact
-SU3IVR OF PERSONS,
paying and tii-paying, who entered the grounds
on Wednesday , but the closest estimates put the
aumtxr at one hundred and thirty thousand, of
whom thirty thousand entered free. The official
figures for to-day's attendance are thirty. live
The Centennial Commission met at 3 p. in. to
day, and held an executive session for the discus
sion of a programme for the Fourth of July cele
bration. No conclusion was reached.
Tbc Women's Centennial Music Hall, at the
Forrest mansion, corner of Broad and Masters
streets, was opened to-night with the grandest
musical performance ever given In any music hall
In Philadelphia. Theodore Thomas repeated the
magnificent programmeor the Centennial opening
ceremonies with his orchestra or one hundred and
fifty artists, and the full orchestra of nearly one
The grand march by Richard Wagner, the
Tiolin parts of which were scarcely audible In the
open air, bad a splendid effect In the hall. Mr.
Myron D. Whitney, In addition to his solo In the
cantata, which had the- unprecedented honor of
being encored yesterday, sang thegrand bassalr
from the Magic Flute.
THE WOBLD'S FESTIVAL.
Graphic Description of Interesting Scenes
Special Correspondence of the Nat. Republican. 3
I'niLA Delphi a, May ID.
After our visitor yesterday afternoon to the
grounds and buildings, we are in a maze to know
what they will look like for the grand opening
ceremonies of to-day. The dustol Monday was
exchanged for deep sllpjiery mud, that rendered
pedestrtanlsm difficult and dangerous. The
routes that we were obliged to pursue seemed to
be by the railroad tracks aid the warning screech
sounded us off from our walking on the ties to
dip and (Ink In the would-be paths. Notwith
standing the pouring rain, that lasted without
intermission, the grounds were as full of people
as the day before, and no work was suspended on
account of the rain. The Government building
was rapidly assuming a look of order, although It
will be some time before ifwlll be entirely com
pleted and its contents arranged permanently.
All or the ramillar
BEASTS, BIRDS AND REPTILES
of the Smithsonian,thc variousmurdcring weapons
and Infernal machines or the Navy Yard, the rag
baby specimens of the Treasury, the ingenious
models of the Patent Office were around In various
stages of order. Outside of the building two mall
cars illustrated the workings or tho Post Office
Department, while letter-boxes are plcntirul
throughout the enclosure and all or the buildings,
and collections are made hourly.
the wmai's PAVILION
was perhaps the greatest surprise of all that we
had seen within the grounds. Of an exceedingly
unprepossessing exterior, both In style and color
ing, tbc Interior Is most airy and graceful, and
forms a most bcantifnl setting for Its rare and In
teresting contents. Work was going on In all
Mictions, and it will approach nearest to Its final
order ofanyorthe buildings on the opening day.
We were completely astonished at the number
and excellence orthc articles exhibited. The Mas
sachusetts and Connecticut ladies led In the num
ber ol exhibits, especially In the art department.
There were beautiful designs for prints, carpets,
laces, and book-bindings, china and porcelain,
and. Indeed, for every kind or manufactures where
artistic designs could be employed. Cooper Insti
tute and the Pittsburg Institute, the Massachu
setts public schools were all well represented In
monochrome works. Among the paintings were
many strikingly beautiful panel.paintlngs of flow
ers on wood, slate, and silk.
MISS EMILY 6ARTAIN,
the only lady steel engraver In this country,prc
sented several very fine engravings and threo oil
paintings, any one of which would bo sufficient to
give her the reputation she has so deservedly
earned. Several lady artists presented mlniaturo
portraits of ivory and porcelain, and among them
one of William Cullen Ilryant, by a New York
lady, called forth our greatest admiration. A
statue of "Eve being driven forth rrom Paradise,"
by a Phlladclphian, was the only piece or statuary
set up, and It was undergoing repairs at tbc hands
of the picturesquely at tired artist, having suffered
In ItB transit. The display or wax and hair work
was quite cxtensiv e, and the most or It very beau,
tltul. A case or dress reform garments, and a
working model of a life-preserving mattress, which
floats around in a small aquarium rescuing three
distressed looking dolls from a watery grave,
caused Infinite amusement. The embroideries In
Filk and worsted are numerous, and some are very
exquisite. A branch of peach blossoms on a green
ish gray background was the most artistic of all.
The usual worsted monstrosities or coarse stitches
and horrible design were framed, and we heard
some misguided females
DOIMl THE GEN TELL CONVULSIONS
over them. The Canadian nuns sent some priests
garments, elaborately embroidered In gold and
silver, and a worsted jrartralt of Marie Stuart. In
which the face and hands were painted on 'silk
and deftly Inserted, giving the whole the effect at
a distance of a carefully-executed oil portrait.
The Japanese ladles have a very large exhibit of
embroideries and paintings on silk and crape.
The little bead-eyed gentlemen commissioners
had cast aside their coats and were working away
with the greatest sweetness and good temper. It
was irerfcttly charming to watch them work so
quietly and listen to their soft, low voices as they
rolled out their gentle gutturals. Moreover, they
were very polite, answered all our questions and
brought forward and explained to us many things
in tbc most delfgbtrul manner. Altogether, their
mode of work is vastly superior to our Western
ones; where the Americans act as ir dying rrom
dyspepsia, and the French and Italians shout,
shriek, gesticulate wildly, tear their hair, beat
their breasts, strike attitudes, anil roar "ATon
Dim," "Corpor di Baccho" and other piousejacu-latlons.
NEXT WERE TOE LACES,
and with pride and joy we found many exquisite
specimens of laces made by Americans, and fa
vorably comparing with some of the European
work. But the gem of the whole collection Is a
suit of oversklrt and sacque of Brussels point,
made by Belgian women. No description could
giv e an adequate Idea or Its grace, beauty and
delicacy. From Brazil arc vast bouquets or flow
ers made of feathers, flsh.scalcs and egg-shells,
and some beautiful embroideries in gold-thread.
From Canada are quantities or crocheted and
netted work, and seven or eight models or con
vents, asylnms and educational Institutions In
Quebec and Montreal. East we must dtscnbe
some articles that arc the genuine wonders or tho
pavilion, and that strike every one with surprise
and admiration. They consist or wood earrings,
executed by a class or young ladles In the School
or Design at Cincinnati; two bedsteads, a dressing-case,
pi jno, several cabinets and tables, and
quantities or frames and brackets, all most ex
quisitely carved in walnut and cedar, formajMl.
lection that compares most ravorably with any In
the Swiss department or the main building, and
we advise all visiting tbc Exhibition not to rail to
see them, as the' arc most wonderfully beautiful
of themselves and interesting to all Americans.
In all associations or ladles there are Invariably
many complaints, feuds and annoyance, ami the
) avilion is not entirely a dove-cote. Mrs. Gilles
pie, a lady of decided character and powerful
RULES VVITn A ROD OF IRON,
and every one who approaches is meekly submis
sive to any commands she may give. Commis
sioners and all fear her and tremble in her pres
ence, and arc careful not to Interrupt her In any
plans. The higb-handed manner In which she
manages things is often amusing. All people In
Washington remember ber conduct in connection
with the Centennial tea party in the rotunda, and
lately in regard to Miss Ransom's portrait or
Gen. Thomas. To-day she again distinguished
herself by utterly refusing to allow Vinnic Ream
to exhibit any of her work In the Women's Pa.
vllion; her reason, she said, being that she per
sonally disliked Miss Ream. Truly the spirit or
Benjamin Franklin has not descended to her.
However, the last we saw of the fair Larlnta she
was all smiles and dimples, being assured by the
art committee that her graven Image should have
a good position In the Art Gallery. Furthermore,
we heard that Mrs. Gillespie had, for some un
know reason, raised a row among the chorus sing
ers, and probably only half or the number would
assist at the opening. We did not find any Dis
trict exhibits, nor did we see any of the committee
from Washington anywhere within the Pavilion
at work. l c hope to
this moral It, at least,
The most wmical building within the grounds
Is the "sin, J tower" of the Tribune. Having
learned the ways of wisdom, they eschew all fan
clful forms of architecture and hare built them
selves a little dove-cot, about the size of a railway
flag-house. Two rldlculously.proportloned door
ways suggest the necessity of their being placed
opposite each other jo, because the room was too
small to turn aroumiln and they have to wriggle
their way directly trcougb. Various surmises as
to Its possible uses were ventured. We finally
concluded that It was a repository for Whitelaw
Reid's coat and flute, or else for the manuscript
of Bayard Taylor's Centennial ode, as Its propor
tions effectually forbid any other use. Why can't
the National Republican be represented in a
similar way? Ruhamah.
Flood in New England.
Woodsville, N. H., May 11. Trains on tho
Passumpslc railroad arc all canceled to-day on
account of wash out. Farmers along the Connec
ticut river are being heavily damaged The
river men say tho water will continue rising for
the next twcnty.four hours. Tho paper-mill dam
at W ells River, Vt., Is expected to give out every
minute, which will flood the village. People are
clearing their houses as fast as possible. There
have been no through trains on the Montpeller
and Well River road to-day.
American Congregational Union.
New York, May 11. The American Con-rrega-MonaVjJnion
held their annual meeting to-day.
The reports showed the receipts for the year to be
(4(1,818; balance on band May, 1875, $3,530, and
disbursements for tbc yoar, $00,321; balance In
the treasury, $7,SSi Rev. H. S. Storrs resigned
lue prcciaency, ana Aiircu ;. uarncs was elected
In bis place. East y
t year's vice presidents were all
Offenbach,'! First Appearance.
New York, May 11. Offenbach made his first
appearance as musical conductor in this city to
night at GUmore's garden. The audience was
probably the largest and most fashionable ever
seen within the Immense building. The master
r opera bouffe received a very hearty reception.
All the selections played were from his own com
positions. The Chinese Overrunning the Country.
San Francisco, May 10. A dispatch from
Victoria, II. C, says a resolution passed the
House, without debate, declaring It expedient
that the Government take steps to prevent the
province from being overrun by Chinese, to the
injury of the white population.
A Brutal Murder.
New York, May 11. Lewis Mclaughlin, a
shoemaker, came home Intoxicated and knocked
down his wife, who held In her arms a baby three
months old. The child fell under her, and was
kllled.-McLangblJn then got a knife and stabbed
his wife In the breast. She waa taken to the
hospital, and he was arretted.
. CAPITOL DOORKEEPER. I
fttzhugh and tom scott
nOW THE NEGRO CONFESSED
WHO COMMITTED THE ARSON
CRIME FASTEXED TO THE DOORKEEPER
Nothing Mysterions-Everythins Plain
NOTES FROM 'WELCH'S DIARY
The following letter is taken from tho Courier
Journal, and was dated Stanford, Kentucky,
April 29, 17(1 :
In to-day's Issue oryour paper Is printed an ac
count of un Interview or one of your reporters
with Mr. T. W. Bullit, of Louisville, In relation
to certain charges recently published In tho Chi
cago Inter-Ocean against L. H. Fitzhugh, the
present aoorkecper of the House of Representa
tives, air. Bulllt, who was Fltzhugh's attorney.
Is represented as saying. In effect, that these
charges of arson, of perjury and of larceny, were
utterly without foundation, and that the most
serious one, that of arson, was based solely upon
the alleged confession or Tbomas Scott, a negro,
whoso confession was extorted- by the threats and
violence of a mob, and promptly retracted by him
as soon as he was placed under tho protection of
Further inquiry npon the part of the reporter,
in the United States District Court at Louisville,
discloses the names of the persons who composed
this "mob." These are D. W. Jones, an avowed
personal enemy or Fftzbugh; Messrs. Shannan,
Dunlap, Gllkcrson, Higglns and Alexander, and
the writer or this communication, all or whom
were sued In the United States Court by Thomas
Scott for damages, and against allot whom, ex
cept Dr. Dunlap, a judgment was obtained by
the plaintiff. In brief, the unmistakable purport
THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
Is to the effect that Fitzhugh was merely the vic
tim of a persecution set on foot and directed by
I had a very unpleasant, and I may add a very
unprofitable, connection with the affair out or
which these charges grew. I ret-iln a very
distinct recollection of the facts of tho case. 1
should not have dreamed, however, at this lato
day, of making any public ado about tbcm, but
for the publication of which I have spoken, In
which, by Inevitable Inference, I am mado to ap
pear a party to a dlshonoraDle conspiracy to effect
the ruin of an Innocent man. Since the organiza
tion of the present House of Representatives I
hav e several times been solicited to furnish infor
mation concerning Fitzhugh to parties In Wash
ington. I have uniformly declined, for the rea
son that the partlesapplying for such Information
desired It, as I concelv ed, for the purpose cither
or manufacturing party capital, or of black
mailing Fitzhugh. I preferred that any
INVESTIGATION OF HIS ANTECEDENTS
should originate with the party which gave him
his position, and I was quite content that, so long
as he held his office, he should enjoy all its emol
uments without any molestation rrom me. I am
not sorry, however, to have so proper and justifia
ble an occasion for saying to tho public, ol his at
torney's own selection, all I know In reftrenco to
these charges against Fitzhugh in honoring
whom last winter the Democratic party conceived
that It wos displaying au appropriate recognition
of the South and her former soldiers. I propose,
by your leave, to do so now, with jierfect frank
ness and as briefly as I may, "naught extenuating
nor setting down aught in malice." Before be
ginning It may not I Improper to say, lest I may
be suspected or political prejudice or party de
I WAS A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER
in the late war, and hav e ever since been a Demo
crat. On the night of the 4th or Fobruary, 1871, the
principal hotel at tho Crab Orchard Springs, In
this (Lincoln) county, a large and valuable frame
building, was burned to the ground. The fire
originated in a china closet, almost beneath tho
rooms oi tne iamuy oi v. vv. joncs. one oi me
proprietors. It was a room rarely visited at that
season of tho year. In which no fire was used, and
which was perfectly empty at the time or tho fire.
Without eoing into the detailed evidences or tho
fact, the fire was unquestionably the work of an
Incendiary. Who did It? The community was
naturally aroused and excited. 4iutorall the com
munity, I. W. Jones alone suspected Fitzhugh.
They nad been partners in conducting the hotel.
They bad not gotten along agreeably. Fitzhugh
had, only a week before, been finally forced out
or the business. He was very Indignant against
Jones, and believed he had been outrageously
treated. I was attorney for one of the parties,
familiar with all the circumstances, and thought
myself he had been dealt with harshly and un
generously. Mr. Jones made no secret of his sus
picions. "They wero laughed at by everybody.
Fitzhugh was popular. He had been at the place
two ears. He was a smiling, courteous,
free-handed with his money, connected by birth
and marriage with the best blood or Virginia and
Kentucky, and had belonged during the war to
thaldcYutcd band of "colonels" who lived gener
ously, on mysterious Incomes, at Richmond,
Augusta, Columbus and where not, and, far from
the disturbing smell ot "villainous saltpeter,"
gave to the armies In front the Incalculable bene
fit or their counsel and criticism. I was a resident
of Crab Orchard, and was on friendly, perhaps I
should say cordial, terms with the "colonel," and
believed him utterly Incapable of a dishonorable
action. He had brought with him from Virginia
the negro man, Tom Scott, who was at the time
of the tire a servant at the hotel. About a week
after some negroes told me that Scott certainly
knew something about the origin of the fire.
Other evidences had already directed suspicion
toward him. Four voung men of the village, or
steady habits and high character, determined to
Interview blm at night and endeavor to elicit tho
truth. They were ull Trlcndly to Fitzhugh, and
were certain that Tom's disclosures. If he made
any, could not affect him, but, on the contrary,
would put a quietus uion Jones' suspicions. At
their request I accompanied them. It was sol
emnly stipulated, before starting on what we all
felt to be
A VERY QUESTIONABLE ENTERPRISE,
that In no event should any icrsonal harm be done
the negro. He was led to believe that It was a
"Ku-Klux" party, and. If he had any dying
speech to make, we were prepared to hear It. No
Intimation was to be given him as to what he was
suspected of. If he made any confession, it was
to be on bis own motion and without any prompt
ing from us. This stipulation was rigidly ob
served. Scott was easily circumvented in the sub
urbs of the town, and, being led beneath a conve
nient and ominous tree, foil upon his knees and
made a confession which startled the wholo party.
In substance, It was this: That Fitzhugh had a
week before tho fire left the springs for Shelby
vllle, wild with rage against Jones and Shannon,
the owners or the property; that before leaving be
had begged, bullied and bribed him (Tom) to burn
the buildings; that he consented to do so; that
mil Instructions as to tlmo and place or firing
were subsequently sent him by Fitzhugh, ana
that he executed them to the letter. This unex
ASTOUNDED HIS CAPTORS.
We felt that we had an elephant on our hands.
After some mummery, designed to gain time, and
to deepen the Impression upon Thomas' mind that
his end was at hand, he was cross-examined
rigidly and minutely for an hour or more. It only
strengthened his story, which dove-tailed exactly
with every outlying and trivial circumstance con
nected with It, It was more consistent with It
self, and with every fact which we ourselves
knew or afterward ascertained, than any testi
mony I ever heard. With what he believed to be
his dying breath he solemnly affirmed the abso
lute truth of all he had said. If It were fabricated
by him to meet our supposed wishes, then Is
Thomas Scott even more a miracle ot genius and
nerve than he Is of mendacity. It was impossible
for us to escape tho eonvlctlon that he had told
us only the exact truth, and that conviction, re
luctantly accepted, has only deepened with tho
lapse of time. Alter his confession the negro was
told that no violence was Intended him, nor should
be done him; a formal apology was made for any
Inconvenience he bad been subjected to; he was
taken back to town. Officers Higglns and Alex
ander awakened, and he was placed In their
charge. Mr. Bullitt Is misinformed as to the
time or Scott's recantation. The remainder or
that night and tho next day he persisted In re
lating his confession to his guards,
ALTHOUGH WARNED BY THEM
not to do so. He sent for Mr. Shannon and
begged and obtained permission, for the ease of
his conscience, to tell It all over once more. He
stuck to It when In Jail at the county seat. And
In point of fact there was at that time actually
more danger to him of mob violence from persist
ing In his story than from denying it. So far as I
have ever heard he never retracted his confession
until his case (this being before the negro-testimony
bill) was removed to the United States
Court at Louisville, and he was Induced by some
body to Indict and sue In that court the parties
whose names are given by your reporter. These
measures were adopted, X had reason to know,
for the sole benefit or Jones, Shannon and Dunlap,
neither or whom had any more connection with
the alleged lynching than Parson Newman or Dr.
A year or so after this Fitzhugh was tried on
Indictments for larceny, perjury and arson. In
the first two cases, tho court, as I remember It,
Instructed peremptorily to acquit for the technical
reasons that a partner could not commit larceny
upon partnership goods, and that the
ALLEGED FALSE 8WZARINO
was merely to a formal affidavit for a continu
ance. I must say, however, that I don't believe
he was really guilty of these charges, in the
arson case, owing to the loss of Scott's testimony,
who had long since been reconstructed, the evi
dence was altogether circumstantial. It was
amply strong enough to havo corroborated Scott,
but not complete enough of Itself to warrant con
viction. The court, however, refused a peremp
tory Instruction, and gave the case to the Jury,
who acquitted. Whether or not It was an "hon
orable acquittal" they omitted to state In the
Strangely enough, after Fitzhugh leaves the
county, and after Scott had exerted all his might
and main, and with singular success, to ruin els
former-employer's reputation. It Is Fitzhugh who
furnishes him ball, Fitzhugh who takes htm' back
Into his employment, and Fitzhugh who is the
chief friend, backer and witness In the trial for
damages In the United States Court. I shall not
attempt to specify the multifarious Iniquities of
this Proceeding which the court was pleased to
call a trial. Suffice It to say that after the testU
raony was In, some portions of which railed Dr.
Dunlap's venerable hair on end, and expanded
his eyes to the size ofdlnner-plates.and after sev
eral charges by the court, which were character
istic and inramoas, the jury, a truly loyal one,
found the verdict which the Courftr-Jouriul re
porter has exhumtd from Its four years' burial.
L.H. Fitzhugh, in that solemn farce, was tho
princlplal witness for the plaintiff. His entlro
testimony was a tissue of deliberate
WILLFUL AND UNBLUSHING PALSinOODS.
I say this advisedly, and without any malice
whatever toward the "Colonel" and doorkeeper.
I even regret that the trnth or history and tbo
exigencies of this controversy, to which I am no
volunteer, compel me to say It of him. It Is un
necessary at present,and would bo tedious, to glvo
the details of his testimony. I remember to have
made a note of twelve essential and material par
ticulars In which It was false. The unsophisti
cated may think It strange that the victims of his
perjury did not prosecute him, but they will please
to remember that the court In which It was com
mitted, and In which alone It could be punished,
was not wont to scrutinize false swearing too
closely. If only It was done on tho proper side of
Judge M. J. Durham, the present representa
tive In Congress from this district. Is perfectly
cognizant or the truth or this accusation. If 'put
upon the witness stand he would be compelled,
reluctantly, of course, to convict Fitzhugh of per
jury. 1 have been amazed for several months
that he has countenanced or acquiesced In the Im
position of such a creature upon his House, upon
the party and upon the country. This amaze
ment Is not confined to rayseir. In the opinion of
many other friends or the Judge. It is now en
tirely In order that he should rise In his seat and
explain. W. G. WELcn.
CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS.
The Comptroller of the Currency yesterday
authorized the Union National Bank of Souder
ton. Pa., with a cash capital of 400,000, to com
It Is not true, as bas been reported, that Senator.
Thurman will make an argument denying the Ju
risdiction of the Senate In the case or cx.Secre
tary Belknap, and the Senator has not so ex
pressed himself to any one. v
For tho past few days the demand for silver, in
exchange for fractional currency, bas been very
llght,and the amount paid out for ordinary checks
under the lato order of Secretary Brlstow Is not
as large as was expected It would be.
Eailway Postal Appointment.
At tho request of the President, Postmaster
General Jewell has appointed Melville H,, son
of Judge W. H. Howard, of Texas, a railway post
office clerk, with assignment toduty between New
York city and Washington, D. C.
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs has re
ceived a letter rrom Agent Hastings, saying that
Northern Indians had recently burned several
buildings at the Red Cloud agency, and, it Is
thought a war party or Indians north of that
agency are perpetrating outrages.
Tho following appointments were mado yester
day: Pleasant H. Spears, storekeeper for the
Third district of Arkansas; Frederick Ruders
hauscn, ganger for the First district of Illinois,
and John C. McCuIlcy for Kansas.
Tho receipts from Internal revenue yesterday
were iM9,801.6S, anJ from customs, $508,504.71,
The following were the balances In the Treas
ury at the close of business yesterday : Currency,
$9,470,404; special deposit of legal-tenders for re
demption of certificates of deposit, $35,835,000; coin,
$72,961,3'2; Including coin certificates, $27,115,700;
outstanding legal-tenders, $370,527,670.
"Pin Money" writes: "Now that silver chango Is
again coming Into fashion, would It not be well
for the Government to stop Issuing tho nickel
five-cent pieces and replace them by the ordinary
old-fashioned silver "hair dime," or winch. It,
seems, none has been Issued? The "nlckje" Is a
i!iw nlp.t of hftSA tnptnl. A dlfirraM tn ft rrmrttrv
which supplies the world with tho precious)
lueiuiE. ay luu may, wiui uas uccome KM IUB
largo amount of American silver about which tho
Canadians complained so bitterly a few, years
since? Would It not be well to ship a few ear
loads of it to the States? They need have no
objections to taking greenbacks In exchange,"
Said on Illicit Distillers.
Colonel Bramhall, chief deputy collector of the
Fifth Virginia district, reports that Deputy Mar.
thai Joslyn and Deputy Marshal Austin -made aJ
successful raid, on the night of the 4th Instant,
on the illicit distillery of Stony creek, Scott
county, Va., capturlngnineprisonersanddestroy
ing their distilleries, stills, worms, tubs, beer
and a small quantity of whisky. Since the
brilliant raids of Major Wagner on the law.
breakers of sonthwest Virginia, Stony creek has
been their stronghold, and there they banded
themselves together In armed and defiant resist
ance to the officers, tho success or whose skillful
and courageous operations shows how vain was
their fancied security. Sonthwest VirginIa,long
the abiding place of lawbreakers or every Kind,
has been pretty well cleaned out by the present
officers ol the district.
The Republican Convention,
Wheeling, TV. Va., May 11. The West Vir
ginia Republican State convention met at Clarks
burg to-day. Ten delegates to the Cincinnati
convention were appointed. A resolution was
adopted expressive of prererence for Blaine for
President. The delegates are as follows :
First district, ex-Governor Stevenson, Dr. T. II.
Logan and Nathan Goff ; Second district, cx-Scn-ator
Wllley, E. W. S. Moore and John Eschly;
Third district, Z. D. Ramsdell, Eugene Dana and
James W. Davis. The odd delegate for the State
at large Is E. W. Simmons, (colored) of Parkers
burg. A resolution or compliment to Hon. B. II. Brls
tow was passed. Ex-Senator Wllley Is understood
to be a Brlstow man. The exact standing or tho
delegates Is not known, but no doubt largely for
The American Bible Society.
New York, May 11. The annual meeting of
the American Bible Society was held to-day.
Receipts from all sources for the year were
$527.1f8. The expenditures for the same period,
$539,181. Including balance on hand May, 1S75,
there-is still a balance left of $S,9S0, During the
yearS70.770 Bibles were manufactured, and 850,470
distributed by the society. The society has cir
culated the Bible In twenty foreign countries
during the year, and had It printed In nearly as
many languages. The next anniversary was de
cided to be held on the etb of Slay, in Philadel
phia. Nine members or the board or managers
Dam Giving Away.
Boston, May 11. The dam at Swart's Pond,
near Lyme, N. H., whieh furnishes water supply
for the manufacturing villages or Canaan and
Enfield, Is in danger or giving way. If It does,
the result will be disastrous In the extreme. A
large force of workmen are at work repairing
breaks, but have accomplished little, and to
night the danger is said to be Imminent.
Defalcation in Chicago.
Chicago, May 11. City Collector George Von
Hollom left this city last night for Europe, via
Canada, He has confessed to his friends that he
is a defaulter In the sum of 4100,000, and this con
fession Is verified by an examination of his ac
counts. A great part of this amount has been
used to pay gambling debts, which, It is said, ho
was constantly contracting.
Beecher in Baltimore.
Baltimore, May IE Rev. Henry Ward
Beecher lectured to a two-thirds house at the
Academy of Music to night on "Religion In Edu
cation." He appeared In very good health and
spirits, with his usual flow of humor, and was
applauded frequently during the delivery, which
consumed nearly two hours.
Moultcn vs. Beecher.
Poughkeetsie, N. Y., May 11. At the general
term this evening the case of Francis D. Monlton
vs Henry Ward Beecher was called, but on ac
count or the illness or Roger A. Pryor, the coun
sel for Moulton, the court adjourned argument
Chicago, May 11. Chlcagos, 9; Cincinnati;, 5.
New York, May IE Athletics, t; Mutuals, 5.
New Haven, May IE New Havens, ; Yale, 3.
Boston, May 11. Bostons, 12; Harvard!. 0.
St. Louis, May 11. St, Louis, 3; Louisville, 0.
St. Louis, May IE Over one hundred railroad
and steamboat companies have agreed to carry
delegates to the National Democratic convention
at half-fare rates, and others will Join thearrange,
Bellows Falls, Yt., May IE The residence
or Chester Pike, at Corplsh, N. IL, was burned
this morning. Loss, $30,000; Insurance, $11,000.
Hancock, N. H., May IE Heavy rains have
caused the Connecticut river to rise toadangerous
height,' Northern trains -are delayed. The
wagon road on the Vermont side is under water
ana is Impassable. Serious damages have already
been reported In the north.
Philadelphia, May IE The body or Peter
Abel, the well-known theatrical agent, was found
this evening In the Schuylkill, under Qlrard-ave-nae
bridge. He committed suicide about ten days
ago, owing to extreme poverty.
SrBisariELD, Mass., May 11. The Johnson
Gingham Manufacturing Company" at North
Adams failed to-day, with heavy liabilities, throw
ing 200 hands out of work.
VVoodbville, N. N May 1Z The Connecticut
river Is still rising, and js now eighteen Inches
hlghtr than at any time during the past ten
NEWS FROM FOREIGNLANDS
A HOLY WAS TlrTMTNENT
THE SULTAN BECOMING DISTURBED
REMOVES THE GRAND VIZIER
AND APPOINTS A WAR MAN
HON -CLAD SQTJATJEOHS MOVING
PAUI. DE CASSAQXAO CHA1IEXGED
Change of Ministry.
Constantinople, May 11. The Sultan has
dismissed the Grand Vizier and summoned to
Constantinople Hussein AnnI Pasha, who Is con
ldered the head of the war party, and who, it Is
rumored. Is to be appointed either Grand Vizier
or Generalissimo of the Turkish sirmle;.
the salonica outrage.
Pari 8, May lhLe Tempt says no arrests have
Set been made in Salonica, The bodies of the vie
ms vcmalned unburied yesterday. Tho assas
sination is not an Isolated occurrence. The Mus
eulmen were previously much agitated over the
news from Herzegovina, and had assembled seve
ral times for the purpose of preparing for a mas
sacre of the Christians.
The French Consul at Salonica had been in
sulted several times. Dispatches from Salonica
as late as yesterday evening say fresh disturb
ances are apprehended there. The Christians
have closed their shops. The military form was
InsuBclent to restrain a mob.
EUROrE AND TURRET.
Paris, May 11. Private advices from Berlin
Indicate that there Is no Intention of proceeding
to armed Intervention In Turkey at present.
Austria desires to transform the present confer
ence or the Northern Powers Into a general Euro
SLA VERT OT TOE PRESS.
London, May 1L A more rigid censorship of
the press has been established In Constantinople.
An order has been Issued directing that all news
papers be submitted to the Inspection and ap
proval of the censor before publication.
rASIC IN TURRET.
London, May li The Russian telegraphic
agency reports that the Salonica affair has caused
a panic throughout Turkey. The foreign ambas
sadors at Constantinople have resolved to meet
every day to consider tne state of affairs. Upon
the latest Intelligence tho ambassadors have
agreed to ask their respective Governments to
send additional men-of-war to Constantinople.
The Ruskl Mir says the Porte Is hastening mili
tary preparations against Montenegro. Twenty
fresh battalions have arrived at Scularl and fifty
TOE HOLT WAR.
London, May 12. The Paris correspondent or
the Tines has received a communication from a
person of unquestionable authority who considers
that the fanatical movement In Salonica Is gain
lug In Intensity. The correspondent thinks the
Salonica affair may be tbo effect of an agitation
which has been carefully fomented In view of the
eventual necessity of a "holy war." He hopes
the Powers will take prompt measures to prevent
tbchcrrors which may be foreseen.
The Times' dispatch from- Berlin says Russia
and Austria have placed their men-of-war In the
archipelago at the disposal of Germany In case
there should bo any further atttempt to molest
Germans In Turkey before the arrival of the Ger
man squauron. a Vienna aispatcn to tne ua uy
Sent says Servla, Savmonla, and Montenegro
have sent special envoys to Berlin.
The Bojal Son's Beturn.
London, May 11, 2 p. m. The Serapls with the
rfrlnce of Wales aboard, together with tho Royal
'yacht Osborne and the steam frigate Raleigh,
."paised Hurst Castle at 11:50 o'clock this mqrnjng.
The yacht Alberta, on board of which was the
Princess of Wales and the Royal children, met
the Solent and all the vessels proceeded to Ports
mouth, where a landing will be effected and a
public reception tendered to the Prince.
IXdLASD AND THE FORTE.
London. May IE The Daily Tc'egrapK In an
editorial says : "If we are not mistaken the Eng
lish ambassador at Constantinople has Informed
the Government that the situation is critical.- A
violent outbreak, or which Christians will become
the victims, may occur at any moment through
out Turkey and even In Constantinople.
We would not be surprised, therefore, ir the
English Mediterranean squadron wero ordered
Immediately to Beseklr Bay, at tho mouth or the
Hellespont, the same as on the eve or the Cri
A special dispatch to tho Pott from Berlin says
it Is understood that Count Andrassy, tho Aus,
trian Premier, has expressed views strongly ad
verse to Austrian armed Intervention In tho
London, May 11. Lord Derby sent on Satur
day an answer to Secretary Fish's letter of March
31 in regard to the Wlnslow case.
A r.OTAL DUEL.
London, May 11. The Pott says that Prince
Alexander Auersperg and Count Leopold Kal
ourat fought a duel at Prague on Friday last.
The Prince was shot In the chest, and his wound
Is considered dangerous.
TR1NCE OF WALES AT PORTSMOUTH.
London, May 11. The floct bearing the Prlnco
of Wales and party arrived at Portsmouth this
evening. The Prince, accompanied by the
Princess and the royal children, landed at tbo
dock yard, where a vast assemblage was gathered
to meet them. There was great cheering as His
Royal Highness stepped ashore. Tho mayor of
Portsmouth read an address and a chorus ofSOO
ladles and gentlemen sang "Welcome Home."
On the conclusion or the ceremonies or the recep
tion, the Prince and Princess and suite took a
special train for London, nnd arrived at Victoria
station at t:li this evening. An Immense crowd
surrounded the building, and cheered with great
enthusiasm as the Prince passed through the
station to the carriages In waiting.
THE SUEZ CANAL.
London, May 11. In the House of Commons
to-night tho Chancellor of the Exchequer stated
that no portion or the founder's shares of tho
Suez canal belonging to the Khedive had been
placed at the disposal of the British Government.
Mr. Lowther, Under-secretary for the Colonial
Department, Informed the House that the rioting
in Tobago was confined to one plantation. The
mob killed a woman. The riot had been sup
pressed, and there was no rear that It would be
The House debated the vote of censure made by
Sir Henry James on the course or the Govern
ment in regard to the royal titles act, declaring
that the royal proclamotlon did not fulfill the
pledge under which the bill was passed. Sir
Henry James, the Marquis of Hartlngton; Sir
Wm. Harcourt and Mr. Chllders supported, and
Mr, Gathorne Hardy and Ms. Dlearaell spoke
against It, After an animated discussion a divi
sion wash ad and the motion was rejected by a
vote of 3CJ to 226.
A Cry for Napoleon the Fourth,
Paris, May 12. M. DoMahy, Radical, has
been elected deputy from He de la Reunion.
At the opening of yesterday's session of the
Chamber of Deputies a Versailles bookseller
named Rastoun, cried out from the gallery: "In
the name of God and Joan of Arc, live Napoleon
the Fourth, down with the Gambettlsts and Or.
leanists." He was arrested amid considerable
confusion, the majority, however, considering the
episode as a freak or insanity. On appearing be
fore the questor, Rastoun said : "I havo ralnlled
my duty, you can do what you like with me." He
London, May 12. The Timet' Paris dispatch
says it Is reported that M. Rouvler, Radical dep
uty from Marseilles, bas challenged Paul Do
Cassagnac In consequence of the violent scene In
the chamber yesterday evening. M. Rouvler,
who had been charged with scandalous conduct
by the Figaro newspaper, asked for an Investiga
tion. Bonapartist and other Deputies Inter
rupted him while speaking. Rouvler advanced
towards Cassagnac, shaking his fist. The Cham,
ber adjourned until Monday.
The Pope and Madrid Government.
Rome, May 11. The Popo has written a reply
to King Alfonso's last letter, which gave assur
ances that Spain was Catholic, and that Catholics
need fear, nothing from the new constitution, and
maintaining that the religious liberty clause was
not Inconsistent with the spirit of tho Concordat
of 1651. The Pope thanks the King for his letter,
but avoids the discussion or the question at Issue.
Saw Sebastian, May 11. The" provincial
Juntas met yesterday In this city and In Bilbao
and Victoria. They again Instructed their dele
gates to maintain the original demands for the
maintenance of the fueros.
The Czar in Berlin.
Berlin, May IE The Emperor of Russia has
arrived In this city.
The State Tribunal, at the request of Count
Von Arnlm, has decided to adjoum tho trial for
treason until October 5. Ex-President Thiers will
be called as a witness for the defense; but tat
tribunal has refused the demand or tho accused,
that Bismarck be summoned to testify.
, - .' '
CltlcAQO, May 11. Some 400' striking brick
makers congregated on Southtlde to4ay with
-the avowed purpose of forcing the Northilde
workmen Into the strike. They became demon
strative during the parade, whereupon the police
made a charge "on' the procession and arrested
thirty cy forty of Jhem. and dispersed ?he res,
METHODIST QEKEBAL C0NFEBFJTCE.
The Proceedings in Baltimore Yesterday.
Baltimore, May 11. Bishop Haven presided
at the opening of the General Conference this
morning. Bishop Harris announced the commit
tee on John-street church. New York, and tor
nominate trustees to fill vacancies In the board of
trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church. E.
O. Haven, or Central New York, submitted the
report of tho committee to which was referred the
bishop's pastoral address, approving the address,
and recommending that It be read In the churches
on Sunday, July 2. The report was received, and
ordered to be printed In the Daily ChHttlan Ad
vocate. Mr. Reld, or Michigan, from the commit
tee on memorial services of deceased members,
presented tho report of the committee recom
mending that Tuesday next, at 11:30 o'clock, be
fixed upon as the time for holding said services.
AN AFRICAN BISHOP WASTED.
C O. Fisher, Of Georgia, presented a memorial,
signed by a large number or colored ministers,
setting forth the fact that there were In the Meth
odist Episcopal Church 189.000 members of Afri
can descent, and asked for the election of a bishop.
The memorial was referred to the committee on
J. 0. Hartzell. or Louisiana, submitted the fol
lowing memorial agatnst separating annual con
ferences Oil THE COLOR LINE,
Signed by about 400 persons of Louisiana :
Whereas some conferences and brethren are ad
vocating the organization of white conferences
and colored conferences, and the recognition
thereby or the distinction or color, and with It
cause prejudices In the Kingdom of Godiund
whereas we have hitherto, since the advent of
freedom to the colored race, worked together
as brethren In the bonds of Christian fellow:
ship, and In a happy, self-sacrificing toll for the
Master; and whereas our labors In this spirit of
nnlon have been acknowledged and blessed or
the Lord until we have grown from a small
plant into a vigorous and fruitful vine, and
if, the present happy order Is left undisturbed
we may hope for yet greater blessings and pros
perity; and whereas we see no good and sufficient
reasons lor the proposed separatlon,and we do not
think that any of our colored membership desire
such a separation, therefore we wish Itunderstood
that the proposed separation or the races In con
ference relation is, lnour Judgment, unwise, and
we humbly pray your honorable body not to ap
prove or adopt or In any way recognize such sepa
rate conferences on the line of color, but, on tho
other band, to strengthen the bonds that now
hold together thecbildrenorGod and the laborers
In this vineyard. Referred to the committee on
the state of the Church.
O. B. Jocelyn. of Michigan, presented a memo
rial from Michigan conference, praying amend
ment of discipline to forbid ministers marrying
persons divorced for causes other than adultery;
also,prayfng the enactment of a rule prohibiting
members of the Church from allowing dancing In
their houses. The memorial was referred to com
mittee on revivals.
Mr. Dsihlcll, of N. Y presented a report of
the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the
M. E. Church of Its work since Its organization,
which was referred to the committee on missions.
The report states that the society have sent
twenty-seven young ladles as missionaries Into
the field, of which twenty-one remain, four have
been married and two have returned on account
or 111 health. They were the first to introduce
woman medical practice Into Asia, which has
been a valuable aid In removing Pagan prejudice.
A motion was offered for the appointment of a
committee to ascertain as to the terms and tlmo
most suitable for an excursion to Washington
and Philadelphia, but before reaching a vote
the conference adjourned until to-morrow.
SQTJTHTTBTT BAPTIST C0NVEHTI0N.
A large Meeting is Bichmond.
Richmond, May IE The Southern Baptist
convention met here to-day. Dr. J. P. Boyce, or
Kentucky, presiding. Drs. O. F. Gregory, of
South Carolina, and C. C. Bitting, or Richmond,
were chosen secretaries. After preliminary rou
tine business Dr. Boyce was re-elected president.
The following vice presidents were chosen: Revs.
P.H.Mell.of Georgia; Dr. J. L. M. Curry, or
Richmond; S. Landmm, or Tennessee, and Hiram
Woods, of Maryland. Dr. Sampson, of New York,
was Introduced, and addressed the convention,
explaining tho difference between revival and
reformation. He said Moody was a reformer, and
spoke In high terms of the celebrated layman.
Dr. Lorrimer, of Boston, was also Introduced, and
made some Interesting remarks. He spoke of tho
unorthodox churches of Boston, ani said ho
believed the Baptists would regain their lost
ground during tho coming year. Dr. Tapper, sec
retary of the Board of Foreign Missions, In his re
port, represents a gratifying state In the mission.'
ary work. Tho report of the treasurer of the
same board shows that the largest contribution
made was bv Virginia $9,233.61. The total
amount received was $51,4259. The foreign mis
sions will be discussed to-morrow. The commit
tee on credentials, which reports at the end ot tho
session, was appointed, as follows: Revs. Henry
R. Crane, or Maryland; William D. Thomas, of
Virginia; James B. Taylor, of North Carolina;
J. Kilpatrlck, of Georgia; J. O. B. Lowry, or
Alabama; W. E. Berry, or Mississippi; G. II,
Eagle, of Louisiana; C li. Davis, of Texas; M. L.
Bibb, of Missouri; C. E. W. Dobbs, of Kentucky,
and A. E. Rogers, or Tennessee. The report of
Mr. G. N. Nortoo, treasurer orthe Southern Bap,
tlst convention, was read and referred to a special
committee or five. The report shows $120 balance
on hand. The convention then adjourned. Dr.
Lorrimer, of Boston, delivered the convention
ACCIDENT BY BAIL.
Twenty Persons Jammed and Bruised
Tiiomaston, Conn., May 10. An axle of the
forward truck of the rear car of a passenger train
going south on tho Nangutuck railroad this morn
ing broko near Plymouth quarry, and before the
speed of the train could be checked tho truck
broke loose, and striking under the centre of the
car threw It off the track and over an embank
ment nine feet high Into the river. The car was
crowded with excursionists, who were jammed
Into a mass on one side, but, although the train
was running at the usual rate of speed, no one
was killed by the shock or drowned by the rapid
filling or the car with water to a depth of live
feet. The cushion afforded by the water miti
gated the force or the shock, thus preventtng a
great loss of life. Some twenty persons suffered
contusions of more or less severity, but a broken
arm Is the most serious ol the mishaps. The car
Is a complete wreck.
Meeting of the New York Yacht Club
New York, May 1L A special meeting of the
New York Yacht Club was held last evening,
Commodore Klngsland presiding, at which a let
ter of Inquiry was read rrom Major Charles Glf
ford,of the Canadian yacht the Countess of Duf
ferln, asking the terms under which the proposed
International race for the "Queen's" or "Ameri
can Challenge Cup" is to be sailed for. The re
gatta committee wero Instructed to inform
Major Glflord that three races should be
sailed for the cup, the dates of the races to
be the 10th, 12th and 14th or July. That the first
race should be sailed over the course or the New
York yacht club; the second rrom Sandy Hook, 20
miles to windward and return; and that the course
of the third race should be determined hereafter.
The committee was also instructed to Inform Ma
jor Glflord that one yacht should be designated
on tbe morning or each race, to sail against the
Countess of Dufferin.
Turf in Kentucky.
Lexington, Kt., May 11. The Lexington
races to-day drew a large attendance. Their
track was fast and the three races were well con
tested. The first race, a dash of a mile and a quarter,
was won by Bazar, 90 pounds, beating Grenoble,
108 pounds; Goldmine, 102 pounds, and Glptls, 100
pounds, in the order named. Time 1:Xi.. The
betting was about even on each horse.
The second race, a dash of five furlongs, was
won by Buford's McWhlrter.'GlIl's Glenathol,
colt, second, and Clay's Glenella third, beating
Glimmer, Headlight, Mohun, Lyle and Scully's
Hartlngton, filly. Miller's Phtcton, colt, and Mc
Grath's Hugh. Time, 1:0 Miller's colt was
Tho third race, a dash of one mile and a half,
was won by Eltml, Carrie Anderson second,
Chesapeake third and Fhcebe Mayflower last.
Time, 228. Cbesapeako was the favorite over
the whole field.
The Passaic Firebugs.
Paterson, N. J., May 11. The trial or the
Passaic "firebugs" was commenced this morning
In the Passale County Court. Barnaclo and
White, two of the five men Implicated, were, re
spectively, foreman and assistant foreman or the
McLean Hose Company, of Passale. An affidavit
of Sproul, one of the incendiaries who Is not on
trial, was read, detailing many plots for burning
houses by the gang, some of which were concocted
In the hose truck house, where they stored kero
sene and other oil for starting tires; ana others
were planned In the drinking saloon of the town.
White and Barnaclo selected the buildings to bo
fired. Frank Talbot, one of the accused, has
turned State's evidence, and gives Important testi
Mollie Maguire Trials.
Fottsville, Pa., May It The court-house
continues the centre of attraction, and is this
morning thronged with people, anxious to hear
the evidence In the Mollie Maguire trial. This
morning McCannon, a police officer, who was on
duty with Yost when the latter was shot, testified
In regard to the immediate pursuit of the mur
derers In the dark. The Court announced that it
had decided to hold sessions from 7 to 12 o'clock;
then take a recess for an hour, meeting again
rrom 1 to 6, for tbVpurposo of proceeding with the
trial or Mnnley and McAllister, charged with the
murder or Wren and Sanger. A jury will be Im
paneled during the recess.
The Voice of tbe Bag Child Heard in Dei
Des Moines, Iowa, May ll.fhe Staio green
back "convention met here yesterday. There
were thirty-five delegates present. The usual
greenback platform was adopted, and delegates
were elected to the national convention at In
dianapolis. Resolutions were adopted directing
,the new State convention to "call another SUto.
convention not later than the 15 th of August, to
WASHINGTON LRMG MIAJION
ON TEE E0AD TO BEIQHTW00D
FINE DAY, SPLENDID RACING
TWO WEIL-CONTESTED TROTTING MATCHES
DORA A5D JOE BR0W5 THE VICTORS
Detailed Account of the Day's Sport
After the disappointments occasioned by tho
postponement of the races on Wednesday, on ac
count of the rain, the morning yesterday opened
bright and cool, and continued so through' the
day, making the drive to the Brightwood park
one of pleasure. The woods are now clothed In
the freshest or green, while the snow-white dog
wood blossoms give to the scenery along the road
a beautiful effect, A continuous line of vehicles,
from the noisy, cumbersome omnibus to the llght
wheeled sulky, stretched along the winding for
est road to the race-track. A more pleasantdrlve,
in tact, cannot be found within the District, as
those who drove out yesterday can testify.
At the park the whole scene was one of life.
Upon the grand stand many ladles were seated,
and the line of family carriages extended the en
'tire length of the home-stretch to the grand stand.
There was probably a thousand spectators upon
the grounds, and betting ran pretty high. Two
French pool-wheels were In motion almost con
stantly through the afternoon. Lady Thornton,
Judge Fullerton, Goldsmith Maid, Ocietteer, and
other celebrated trotters winning heats with sin
gular irregularity, the first, second, and third
money all going Into the pockets or the wheel
owner. The track, after thcfralns, was in fine 'going"
condition, arid all the horses appeared ready for
good work, excepting Oscar, who showed lameness
In his left fore-leg.
The first race, for purse 1, class 3:00, was rung In
about 320 o'clock, when following horses entered:
J. E. Turner, Philadelphia, br. m. Dora; J. II.
Goldsmith, Blooming Grove, N. Y br. g. Oscar;
J. Y. Bassell, Leesburg, Va., gr. g. General Hun
ton, (formerly Modoc;) A, S. Stewart, Inlanapo
11s. JId., b. g. General MeArthur.
The judges were J. B. Gray, A. V. P. Smith
andMaj. Nicholson, with Mr. C. w. Hayes acting
The time having arrived, and everything being
In readiness, the horses were rung up for a start,
and, as they were all on the track exercising for
the contest, the responso to the call was imme
diately made. It Seemed, however, as If getting
away was not an easy task. While there were
only four horses participating in tho race, they
appeared to have more trouble in securing an Im
partial send-off than would be expected or a larger
field of trotters. Four raise starts were made,
and then the Judges determined to check further
jockeying, and put a qnletus on this business by
notifying the drivers that In ease they failed to
get away at the next effort they would be lined,
and he who drew ahead of the selected scoring
horse before that animal went under the string
would be fined $10 for his disobedience. This was
satisfactory to tho audience, and bad a good re
sult In the drivers, for at tbo next trial to score
tbey camo down to the stand with their horses
well In band, trotting steady, and showing evi
dences that the work had begun.
In drawing for positions, Oscar won the pole,
Dora second, General Hunton next, and General
MeArthur the outside. As they passed under the
line the word) "go" was given-and the animals
started away, Oscar, Dora and General MeArthur
head and head, and General Hunton In uncom
fortable closeness and bidding fair to be a dan
gerous rivaL Tbe black geMmg Oscar was doing
fine work, moving like machinery, and as the
stepper went Into the first quarter, with the ad
vantage or his position, ho gradually pulled to
the front, although General MeArthur with his
long-reaching strides had drawn alongside, and
hugging his shoulder, was vigorously contending
for the lead. At the same time Dora by a break
lost third place, and v General Hunton Im
mediately taking advantage of her bad be
havior passed and sent her to the rear.
Up the back track Oscar Improved on his advance
position, and opened daylight between his wheel
and General McArthur's head. Here they ran
out like a string, but gathered as they drew near
the-Ji mile, and shea turning Into the home
stretch, closing out the first hair mile, the three
first horses were trotting so evenly together that
a blanket might have crossed them, and the heat
was far from settled. Dora, who had atecd ngly,
was In the rear, but not far enough to be consid
ered out of the race. This pretty exhibition of
trotting came to a sudden termination, tat as they
turned the li going Into tho back track all four
horses lertthelrfeet,Andtbenthere was animation
amongst the drivers to gettbeir horses down quick
and profit by the trip up that had been made,
but the result wsfs that they got back In pre
cisely the same positions that they occupied
frevlous to breaking. Going up the back
rack, however, the chango was extensive and
material to all Interested in the race.
Oscar kept steadily along, faithfully forging on
ward, and was undisturbed by tbe pushing be
hind. General MeArthur was unfortunate In
bcingpressed too-hard, and, breaking badly, lot
both Dora and General Hunton go bv, the former
taking second position. In this manner they en
tered the home-stretch, and, although they
crowded Oscar, still he came in winner, Dora
second. General Hunton third and General Me
Arthur fourth. Time, 2:i3.
A splcnded go was made, the horses all
bunched, and keeping so until turning up the
track. Here Oscar began to lengthen the dis
tance between himseir and MeArthur, Hunton
skipping and allowing Dora to pass him. To the
quarter polo they kept their positions, with Oscar
leading away ahead. MeArthur following, Dora
next and Hunton bringing up the rear, and doing
good trotting to make up for bis break. Turning
down, Oscar still leading, MeArthur lea his feet
In trying to take the front, Dora doing steady
trotting and gradually creeping upon the two;
Hunton behaving badly, and still In the rear.
Passing the stand Dora did her best, and rapidly
approached Oscar, when MeArthur, attempting
to keep his position, broke, but was brought to
work Immediately. A beautiful race now fol
lowed, every horse stretched to his utmost, but
with no apparent change of position, Oscar cross
ing tbe wire first, Dora second. Hunton third,
MeArthur In the rear. Time, 2:43Jf .
A fair send off was given, Hunton leading
Oscar by a neck's length, Dora pressing them
closely, while MeArthur made a break, however,
without changing bis position materially. From
the turn to the quarter-pole the horses strung
out with Hunton still ahead, Oscar a length be
hind and Dora the same behind Oscar, pushing
him to bis prettiest, MeArthur lunging along
awkwardly, trying to leave the rear to Dora.
When turning towards the hair mile Dora's
driver allowed her to skip, but brought her down
quickly, and the three, Hunton, Oscar and Dora,
now gathered In a buneb, the betting going high
between Hunton and Dora, when, unfortunately,
the mare made a break, Hunton passing the wire
first. Dora a length behind, followed by Oscar
and MeArthur. Time,2:12i
Considerable trouble was experienced In getting
the horses off, but at last, with the word, they
left in a bunch, Hunton taking the front at the
turn, followed by Dora, MeArthur and Oscar, and
the finest trotting of the race, so far, being done.
Dora now gaining steadily upon Hunton; Oscar
and MeArthur separated by about two lengths;
Dora's backers offering ten to one on the heat.
This same position was maintained through to
the home-stretch, and Oscar, being warmed with
the whip, broke, but coming to his duty at once,
Dora coming home the winner of tho neat, fol
lowed by Hunton by a neck's length, Oscar a
length behind and two lengths ahead or MeAr
' The excitement was now Intense among the
spectators, and the devotees of the pool-box wero
In a quandary as to what was tho best eourso to
pursue. They had Invested on the favorite Oscar,
who won two heats and then appeared to lose both
support and speed. The little brown mare Dora
had sprung Into a conspicuous place by winning
the last heat, whllo the gray gelding General
Hunton, In carrying off the previous one, showed
that he was not to be counted out of the race, but
to be watched as a dangerous antagonist for the
first prize. There was a chance, by keeping him
down, for Oscar to win, but there were too many
en the watch to practice the pocketing game suc
eessfjlly, and It was evident rrom tbe action or the
Judges that they meant fair play and no favors
and that the best horse should win. The pools
now sold with Dora as first choice, the bidders
having become suspicious of Oscar, and he was re
tired with the field, which strengthened that side
The horses' made three Ineffectual starts before
the word was given, and then It was an uneven
start. General Hunton baring a neck the lead of
Dora, with General MeArthur about the same
distance behind her and Oscar with his head at
the bay gelding's wheel. In going Into the first
quarter Dora shot out to the front. Gen. Me
Arthur second and Gen. Hunton and Oscar bead
and head contesting for tbe third place, which
tbe latter secured going up the back track, which
situation between the two former horses re
mained unchanged. But on the upper turn
Gen. MeArthur made another of those fear
ful breaks, and before he could settle was
the last-horse in the string, while Gen. Hunton
had stepped Into his vacated spot and Os
car advanced a peg. In 'lh0burLJIi?l!ir
down the home-stretch, terminating the firsthair
mile General MeArthur wrested from Oscar
third place, but could not collar either of tho other
two horses. l)ceupylng these portions the re
maining half mile was trotted, and although the
horses kept well together, suil It seemed Impossi
ble to work a change In the situation, and the ant,
ehUS were showing strong slgnsof fatigue. Tune,
General MeArthur, having failed to win I heat
in five, was, under the rules, sent to the stable and
counted out of tbe race:
The horses all got away beaatlfuily, Dora and
HuntoS neck ancf neck to'the first line, Oscar tol
itwlng at a length. But Hunton's driver showed
uo neat eagerness by aUowlng him to leave his
ft?t?andtotn IKira and Oscar took advantage.
r Mfy.siijkff fc ft! Et. 5XH Iwfft
closely pressed by Oscar, and Hunton settling;
down to earnest work and pressing Oscar so hara
that he left his feet, Hunton taking his place sec
ond in the line. Dora now warmed up to her work:
and Increased the distance between herself anJ,
Hunton, all trotting finely to the homestretch.
Dora was now so hard pressed as to cause her to
make two ugly breaks, but she lost no- time, and
settling to her earnest work again took tho
(rent splendidly, scoring an easy win, crossing the)
wire two lengths ahead of Hunton, Oscar third.
ir the pool-buyers had been bothered before)
they were worse bewildered now and did not know
what course was the safe one to pursue. a:a.
horse had won two heats, and either was liable to
carry off the seventh, which must be the decisive)
No matter which way It went some one must bo
loser, as they had purchased pools one way and
then tried hedging, and now found themselves oc
cupying a situation where they might experience)
a double loss. In conning over the prospects of
the three horses Dora was regarded as the safest
and most likely to win, and to her the despairing;
ones pinned their hopes In the belief that it was
the last plank standing between them and hope
The sun had already gone down, and the chilli
ness of the night air was strongly felt when tho
horses were summoned for the final contest.
After two trials they received the word, and a
most beautiful start it was; decidedly the best of,
the day. In rounding the first turn Gen. Hunton
led off. with Dora at his neck, and Oscar at her
side. Unfortunately for the Virginia gray, ho
here made a bad Dreak, and paid dearly for 1C
by railing behind Oscar, while Dora, taken ad
vantage of the chance, was soon In the lead. In
this line they trotted nearly through tbe balance
of the heat, Oscar now and then making excel
lent bursts of speed, coming up and collaring;
the little mare, but she would shake him off ani
boldly press homeward, where the first money
awaited her. Gen. Hunton seemed to havo
lost courage, and never recovered from his bail
action in tho early part or the heat. Still he car
ried off the second purse. Time, 2M
Brightwood park, Wednesday, May 10. Parse)
No. 1. class 3.-O0.
J. E. Turner enters br. m. Dora. 2, 2, 2,1, 1, 2, 1.
J. H: Goldsmith enters br. g. Oscar, 1, 1, 3, 3, 1,
J. Y. Bassell enters br. g. General Hunton, 3, 3,
A. S. Stewart enters br. g. General MaoArthur.
4,4.4,4,3. Ruled out.
Time, 2:425J, 2:4, 2;42f , 4 2:44, 2:43, 2:45K-
The horses for tbo second race, purse No. 2, class
20, was then called. The following horses en
tered : Crawford & Lovell. br g. Barney Kelley;
Daniel Jenkins, g. s. Joe Brown; J. 11 Goldsmith,
Blooming Grove, N. Y., br. g. Bateman.
Ftrtt Ileal The three horses left home finely.
Bateman taking the front before the first tura
was reached. Kelley breaking at tho turn and
behaving badly. To the quarter pole the trotting
was as fine as any ever done on the track, all
three stretched to their best, the position In which
they left home being maintained till the halt
mile was passed, when they all closed In. Bate
man, too anxious for the heat, now made a miser
able break, and at the same time Kelley shot 19
the front, coming In winner "by the skin or his
teeth," Brown second, Bateman third. Time,
Second Heat Kelley, Brown and Bateman,
spectlvely, left home tn a splendid trotwhlehw
kept up to the quarter pole, where Kelley v
left In the rear by a break, Brown coming to -front
beautifully; Bateman doing good trottlL
but gradually losing ground. Passing ther
mite Kelley takes second position from Bates
while Brown Increases the distance between t
self and the other horses. Kelley leaving his
as the horses approach the quarter-pole,
continuing his bad behavior to tbe home-str
Is entered, gives Bateman an opportunity, w
he improves or, leaving the rear to Kelley;
Brown passing the wire an easy winner, l'i..man
second, Kelley third. Time, 2.2.
Third Heat The horses left as before, Kelley
leading, Joe Brown second, and Bateman third;
bnt Brown, with his easy, rapid stride, passed to
the front, making a skip, but coming to his feet
Instantly. Kelley was hard to manage and did
no honest trotting till the quarter pole was
passed, when he was brought to work. At tho
half-mile Bateman acted badly, giving Brown tha
advantage of several lengths gain, in this posi
tion the mile was finished In most excellent trot
ting. Brown reaching home easily the winner;
Bateman second, Kelley third. Time, 131.
Fourth Heat AH three got away well bunched.
Brown leading, Bateman holding his position
three lengths behind, and Kelley bringing up
the rear. This position was kept through the en
tire heat, the finest trotting of the day being;
done. Brown scoring a win of the heat, Bateman
second, and Kelley third. Time, 23.
Purse No. 2, class of 226 :
First Heat Kelley 1, Brown 2, Bateman 3.
Second Heat Brown 1, Bateman 2, Kelley 3.
Third Heat Brown 1, Bateman 2, Kelley 3.
Fourth Heat Brown 1, Bateman 3, Kelley 3.
Building Permits Issued Beeentlr.
Inspector Thomas Plowman Issued the follow
ingbulldlngpermits yesterday: SamuelGregg.two
two-story frame dwellings, east side Thirteen-and-a-half,
betweenand BC streets southeast$l,S0O.
Theodore Balster, a brick stable, west side Four-and-a-half,
between M and N streets southwest;
$300. J. King, a two-story frame dwelling, south
side Fifth, between Marketand Frederick streets,
Georgetown; $0o. James Colclaier, a two-story
brick dwelling, north side S, between Sixth and
Seventh streets northwest; $450. Wm.H.Thurm
but, a three-story brick dwelling, south side M, be
tween Fourth and Fifth streets northwest: $5,500.
Noah D. Robinson, a three-story brick dwelling, --;
west side Eleventh, between (i. and R streets
northwest; $1,900. GcorgeTalbot,atwo-story brick
dwelling, north side F, between Sixteenth and
Seventeenth streets northwest; $1,6-0. George
Wflner, two-story brickdwelllng.nonhsIdeMassa
chusctts avenue, between North Capitol and First
strcat northwest; $-.-00. Andrew Lauxman, two
two-story frame dwellings, south side D, between
Eighth and Ninth streets northwest, $.'0). Rich
ard Buret, a two-story frame dwelling, east sldo
New Jersey avenue, ibctween L and M streets
southwest, -COO. Archie Thompson, two two-story
frame dwellings, west side Tenth, between H. and
I streets northeast; $2,000.
Valuable Unimproved Heal Estate at Auction
Thomas Dowling, auctioneer, will sell this af
ternoon, at 5 o'clock, on the premises, valuable
building lots at the corner of New Hampshire
avenue and M street. This sale offers a rare
chance for profitable Investments, as the property
will bo soUE
COLONEL POOL'S DISCREPANCIES.
Governor Brogden and Bev. Dr. Sear's Corre
spondence. Sometime since we notified the pnblio that
Superintendent or Public Instruction Pool, oC
North Carolina, although an Immaculate reform
Democrat of the XX Robbins stripe, was short la
his account of his disbursements of tha Peabody
school money. The Conttitution, of late date,
says In reference to this matter:
We lay before our readers the following corre
spondence between his Excellency Governor
Brogden and Dr. B. Sears, general agent of tho
Peaoody fund. It will be noticed that a discrep
aneyeilsts between the statement of Pool and
Dr. Sears In the amount sent for distribution.
Pool states in one of his cards that ha had re
ceived from Dr. Sears $14,150, (fourteen thousand
one hundred and fiftr dollars.) while Dr. Sears
states that he had sent him $15,150, (nfteen thou
sand one hundred and fifty dollars,) a difference
or one thousand dollars. Judging from Pool's
action throughout this entlro affair, the public
are compelled to accept the statement of Dr.
Sears as the truthful one.
Read the correspondence :
executive Department, )
State of North Caroliva,
KALEIOli, April 17, 1370. )
i?er. -ff. Start. General Agent Peabodif Fundi
Dear Sir: I write to you to ascertain whether
or not Stephen D. Pool, Superintendent oTPubllo
Instruction or North Carolina, has properly ac
counted to you for tbe money belonging to tho
Peabody school fund, which was Intrusted to his. 1
From Information in relation to this matter,!
have reason to believe that Stephen D. Pool Is a
defaulter, and that he has taken a portion of tho
Peabody school fund for his own private use and
benefit, in violation of the public trust which ha
I desire correct Information upon this subject,
as Col. Pool has occupied an Important position, by
virtue of which I presume ha was selected as the
custodian or the Peabody school, fund for this
State; and if he ha not discharged thedntlesof
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. H. Broodiv.
Governor and ex officio President Board or Educa
tion, North Carolina.
PEAJBODT EDUCATIONAL P17N3.
Stauxton. Va April 23, 1379.
Bet Excellency, Go tenor Broaden:
Dear Sir: Superintendent Pool has sent ma a.
list of the schools which he has paid from the
Peabody Educational Fund, and I have no reason
to doubt its correctness. There are several other
schools for which I forwarded funds which have
not yet been paid, but which he says he will pay.
There are certainly "Irregularities." I hope,
however, hewlll fulfill his promise to me and pay
His account ot moneys received from me and
mine agree. I suppose he bas vouchers for all be
bas paid. I sent him my account, which, na
doubt, he will show.
I have no doubt he has used for his own private
convenience the money I paid him for all tha
schools not on his list.' which should have been,
paid to those schools. The way to get at the ex
act trnth would be to compare- my list of cheeks,
given him. amounting to $15,150, with his
vouchers. My list Is in his hands.
Very respectfuUy, yours,
B.SXAS3, General Agent,
P. S. His list of payments, as reported to- mey
Aprll 7, 1870, amounts to only $12,000. He maw
have maie some payments since.
Havana, May U. A decree has been issue,
declaring that the claims made by foreigners re
sldJngon the Island and by some of their consuls;
to exemption from the extraordinary contribu.
tions are founded In. error. All foreigners under?,
the protection of the Government raustpay. Uka
Spanish subjects, the taxes levied tn aeoordasea)
with articles 33 and 34 of tha act rjlatinirto
Grangers, passed by the Cortes In 1870. Yha
contributions Imposed on this UllSil Cisa ba
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