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iktmMiemt VOL. XVII-NO. 250. WASHINGTON, D. P., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1877. FIFTY CENTS PER MONTH. FHEE-TllAPERS. MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE AT SARATOGA YESTERDAY. kfforth to fata blush a tree-tradm lkauuk-a naiionalconvkntion iuhu CAM.rO ron 1IIK FORMATION or A HA. TlONAf, AVWJC1ATI0N-A FBW RKUALKH BY Ma TARKKOOHWIN. Sty Taltgraph t Tub RirtfBurir. Saratoga, Spt 7. Tlie conference of Pree-Tinders mU it noon and wm called to onlrr by Nathan AppMon, of notion, chairman of the provisional cmn nilltee. He took tba cliatr, and said tl.li U an auspicious time, and ho honed this meeting would result in the organization ore free-trade league. Edwin A. Pratt, of Now York, and Bamucl L. Powers, of Itatoii, were appoirital secretaries. David Dudley field, Park God win, Horace .White and Francis A. Walker were appointed Rocmtulttee on resolutions, and they reported tlie following! Ketotvrd, That the present depression of tht In -ustrtal commercial and financial Interest of tin country la largely duo to our Inability, under pies fnllaws.to dispose of Ihe surplus prdurtaofoiir ndustry product which other n n itrle. wtnt r.nd which, but for restrictive and Injurious legls atlon.tht unllM -tales could, to a grcsl .stent, produce and Mil better and cheaper thin aiiy other Xexttvrrt, That Oils general depression hat been cauwd mainly by the erroneoua financial and com mercial policy pursued by tho Federal Govern inent blue the war In forccifutnfsifiti economic axiom that lt ts necessary to buy In order to ull," and that It la utterly Ira possible (or m to dispose if Be surplus producia of our Industry lo other na tions nalem we are to accept In retmrn the surprna frodurta of their Industry. JlcnoUxit, Thai by Imposing taiea for pur ether than revenue, ana by preventing us from theaply building and advaniagcotuly buying shins, onr shipping, which had become the second fn (he World, and wan fatt becoming the first, has Inert UmoM art pt from the nwi. Jfc-wVtrtf. That In Tlewof the fact thai large, and important luterrils hare grown tip under ihe rrm leous fiscal policy, which the United States hate maintained during a period of sixteen years, due riu umt i m iu wiv -cvuriir ami wcusr.ni Ihcae goods, nut, eelng Uicm prostrate and suffer- nf . In coromon with others, wo are perauadod that j.i m ... - ,. ;.-.-- . -..-. "f"..-- -v..: . i nmienton Dasernr non ami itirinrinm l isinoiiQaii itrsn, ana iney, p iera mail ninen. i..t -. - 1 -i.IiI.il!. nn nr inr rrei in nun urminT ironuiiinnr ukii TetiHinn oi exiaiing isriiis. IUKiltfd. That oa one rarana toward lha revival of commerce and seosral nrcrenty we ak con currtntly wtth reform leclslAll-ii.ft thoroiirh te- Timon oi our coniiucrciaj ireurt wiui ircisn nations, many of whloh are unutted (o the preartil ndoitrlal and prodoeilre condition nf iliiacntin try, andweak abolhr noeotlatlnn of Ireutlcinf fnmmcrce with countries auch aa Fiance and pain, with htch we lutre nn mich ftr"io"'" Tictotvm, Tltnl the trcaly of reciprocal trade tm twesn the fulled fitalea and Cannda, which ex fired In lWi, Maa comincrcUlly itcnvDcUl to lit Hi connlrics, and lnlunld to prohtote. that stato nf frlcudty fvellnf which la mould eatinhh luLe main taltied anionic neighbor! nf pcotleA, and e belkT the lltue hnsetme for a renew nl nf retlpriM-nl irtili' teUllous with. lhAt cuuutry on the uunt llbuml principles, and we unit with (he Nlloiml IVmrd nf Trado In urging the execullre to liutituto in to ll a 11 nitoit a end. JftAj'iTif, That all ctlens who Bftfe with ua i Ke iewa we lisrueapred are invllctl to fouo eal organ liatlona for thelrdlaremhiAlInn, and In order to promote the united action of nil au"h alo clatlona a council of thirteen be appolutrd by Hits conference with power lo Oil vaLaucicaatid to add to ihc'r number, which ahall be authorlxed to call a rational convention audorm a natloual afKla Uoii l'arke Godwin, In acroudlng (ho rrKoIuttons, said that years ago, when he w as a young man, he aided lo ralaliijt the tMiincr for free anil, frco men and free trade. We bad attained two ef theru, and hope to have a third. French Men have aeiit us a statue of Liberty, with a torch enlightening the world, and we tnutl make ouraehea worthy of It We niuat have a full, rouuded, comprehensive liberty worthy ef this mafntflcent emblem. Then we shall be able to say of It as Web-ter said at Dunker H Hi "Lettheflr.tl shtofthe mornln gild It, and the last rays of tho setting son linger ana jiay ujwn iu summit." ONE THOUSAND LIVES LOST. COTOPAXr LATf-iT KnUPTlOK-PArtKltSXIl UND niBMAV-THE 1NCA RUIH8 DC AWROYKJK Vw (As An reikKUU. Quito, July I. The eruption took place on the 26th of June, with every circumstance that could Increase Ita horror utter darkness in the broad day, thunder and lightning fearful explosions that made the earth tremble, subterranean noises aud wild guts of winds, accompanied by a rain of ashes. An eye-wit new told me that the volcano poured out a cataract ten times the bulk of Niagara, which carried all before It In lis headlong course, and submerged the whole surrounding country. The torrent di vided Itself In two opposite directions, as If to give greater scope to IU devastation and to make the confusion still more dire. One branch took a southerly course toward the city f Latacunga, situated twelve miles from Cotopaxt. On lie way the torrent converted the plain of Callao Into an Immense lake. There u but faint hone that the ralace of the lncas, e scribed by Humboldt and all other travelers through the central valley of the eonatorial Andes, have escaped the ravages of the flood. Near Latacnnga the furious current tore up from Its very foundations the cotton factory of Don Juee iltagomc-, whose value was esti mated at $300,000; crops, cattle, buildings were swept away; ihe massive bridges of Cutuche and Pansafvo were destroyed, as well as a part ef the line carriage road (scarce equaled even n Europe) which connects Quito with the towns in the south of the KepuMlo. The branch that headed toward the south of Cotopnxl devastated the prosperous and en chanting valley of Chitlo, audio particular the estate of the Beffores Agulrre, noted for having lieen the residence of Humboldt. There, too, aa In Latacuoga, arose the bulld logsof a thriving factory, which, ouly the J 'ear before, had been destroyed by lire, and ad Just been repaired at great. expense. The torrent rooted It from the ground, and bore It away In a thousand fragments. ItlsasMited that a mill of Don Manuel lalocots floated on the water like a ship at sea until shattered by the curreut. The loaa In tho valley of Chilto alone Is estimated at over two millions of dol lars, and the loas In other sectloua Is equally treat. It Is likewise calculated that the burn er of the dead exceeds one thousand. A third cataract took an easterly direction, destroying tbVbrldge of Tatate, and doing grievous Injury to the ratatcs In that neighbor hood, of which the moat Important iaiclebraled for its flue wlue, well known as "Vino de ra tal." Although the surroundings of Quito have been laid waste, the city Itself suQcred from only a rain of asbes and a complete darkness, which began ou the 00th of June, at 3 in the afternoon. At Machache and other places the iilghl lusted for thirty consecutive hours. In the midst of this onaone gloom one could hear tho bellowing of the catllo and tho cries of other mil mills, wno, aennvca oi vueir usual food by tljo shower of ashes, sought In a spe cies of fronxy for Ihe means of satisfying their hunger. Other beasts, frtmtio with terror, careered hither aud thither as if In despair, and tho piteous howling of the dogs pierced the air with Its ominous sound. In Quito the dark new was not as that of night l It was like that described bvtho vouner l'linv lu a letter lo Tacitus, In which he relates tbe eruption of Vesuvius ana ine destruction oi roiupcu. "It was," he says "as if the lights in the room had been extinguished." At Quito tho aho cr at flist as of coarse, bevvy sand, which aubscouentlr turned Into aahea bo flna and Im palpable that tbey penetrated not only Into apartments, unt into ing most careiuiiy ciosca receptacles. In the depth of tbe darkness, men an 1 women, braving tbe rain ef ashes, Hilled ftrth Into the streets, screening them seJvM wtth umbrellas and lighting their wav With lanterns, and all the while these strange appailtlons rent the air with their cries and Toravcra for nierov. i. 7 . .; : . -. .1. xneumDrenas, as won as uie green eye- aueum-reiia'i.aJ! won m uio jiwu jo - Uaaea used hero on Jourue, wertf ouper. Viw j'lVUKUliUU, Pi.IUVUBJ uvj uv.u.a vui Van t protection tgifnsl the subtle powder, wimui it was remembered bad in many rates produced blindness dnrlng the eruption of I8t3, and the rain of ashes- of thirty hours that Attended It. THi: HEALTH JUVANS annoyed by ANEwsi-Arnn COMMUNICA TION. Tbo member of the Board of Health met at their room last evening, and for the first tiino In many weeks tliero was a full attendance, Tho wooden al rut tnre No. 321 K street south rait, the housi nnd pTcmWei Nos.lU. and 218 E street southwt-.t, No. 1003 Fourth street south east. No .fii K street southeast, and at the southwest comer of K nnd Fourth streets mlhct,t were condemned an nuisancer, and ihohtalth officer was ordered to abate tho same. Dr. Vordl called attention to a eomtminica Hon In Tub IIepom.ican, signed bya wan named Sevcnon, which was untrue In Its statements. Tho rerords of mortality would pmvna purt of hU story false, and the other portion hn knew tn be untrue, l)t. Illlu tlioogtit that Mr.fieTcnton muut hare Wca basing )M calculation of tho tnnr Ull(yn the condition of a (fain before the Uw fovomlng vlul statistics was enacted. Sines then the death ratolias been greatly rtdmed.and not Increased. I)r Ou believed It unnecessary to take any iiolfre of tbene noweimpor communicatlous. The board then adjuurmd. DEUOCIUT3 CAitUY CiLTFOItNIA. A DZMttCXAT TO BUCCKKTJ tTPTTTED BTATI-. WRtfATOn BAKOIMtf, Sp-dat 1UfkU li to the National rtermblkttn I 8am Fkaxcphxi, Sept. t. There la little room for doubt that the Dem ocrats have won In (he CultforuU election. The contest waa ono of great heat and of con siderable Importance, In viow of the fact that the Legislature eltoscti will elect a suecrMor to United Slat i Seuator ftirg-ut. Of twenty tneniU-ranf the Hcnato holding over fifteen are avowed Dcui'tcraU. three Reiiuullcan. and two Independents. Of tho eighty member) of in n ion iiouho sixty-one were if-inornitt. aii the chaiires were tiivoiublo to the Democrats and all the advices xlnt to their iu-cc&s. THE WAtt IN THE EAST. TiTBnu-uiiANcinnirm) ATKAZKr.F.VA-nur- TMU TUT OFF FROM OlUA-t i-amia. Hj Olblv lu 'I HK tt CfUULICAV, LoxfWT.flcpt. B. Adhpatrli flora Strmtilar-ays (hut after two J .its of hard lighting around Kuzclcvalt ie ultul In a complete, TurkUh success, tho U'lv aluns ntreallng nnd wnc-.ntratIiigaroand tbctr headq ii alters, at Itcila. A dbpatch from Bucharest says Prinze t'liaiteeof ltmim,tnU report that he has auc t ceiled In uittiL.golf OtiiiiAii I'asha's supplies froui Soda, OSMAN FASIIA STILL -TOUTING. CViNTA"ilNOPLr7 fiept. 7.rA dispatch from liOftche, dated yestcidByJ received from 0nian Tasba, reports that Increased fighting has been lu progrem for tno days, aud that It Impossible to foretell tho results. THE IIAKTFOni) CONVICTS PLOT TO ESCAi'E. HARTroiD, ComHh Sept. 7. The 3Wt this evening publishes a full dlxcloxnreefUieplotcf the Imrglart, Brown, Allen and Hamlin, to esrare from the Wetherafleld State prUnn,whlch was frus trated Saturday night by Ihe alarm conen.uent on the ahootlng of Watchman ghlpmnn. Tbe ounfo alon U made by Allen, who, with Hamlin, I under an Indictment for murder. Allen aays that the Friot was concocted I wo week ago. Brown furnlah ng IWi to buy Watchman laivls and procure pis lola and ammunition from hi pats In New York. DjvIa was won by the money, and the goods were received from New York. Tho sequel Is well known. "i ' ' THE COMING BANKERS' CONVENTION. New York, flcpi. 7. The committee of ar rangements for the bankers' national convention, which Is to be held in this city next week at Aaro clatlon hall, hare completed all the details and expects a very large attendance. A letter was re ceived to-day from Ccn. Ptewart I Woodford ac cepting the Invitation of Ihe convention to deliver an adore! next Wednesday. He will defend Sec retary Sherman's plan of resumption, and his ad- lri will hit followed bv dlitrnklnii of th iub- Ject In which leading bankers of New York and nererm. n cavern cmci dutb cngngeu 10 Hit rwrt. SERIOUSLY INJURED. Louisville, KY..Bcpt, 7. Mr. Frank Fchr, proprietor of the City Brewery . as serloualy In jured last night by the burning of a large beer barrel wmen was oeing teatea witn strain to ascer tain u it was oi ine requiren sirengin. r. renr was leaning over the barrel at the time, and the head of the barrel flying out struck him In the face and knocked him several Tarda off. He was picked up In an iuaenalble condition and ao re malncl Tbr leveral hours. Thonth Improved somewhat, he la not conaldered out of danger. MEETINGS OF CHIEF ENGINEERS OF FIRE DEPARTMENTS. Nashville, Tentt., Sept. 7. The chief en gineers of the fire departments of the different cities of the United Biatc were entertained with a grand banqnet Jut night at the Maxwell house arter th rlosln. of their aeaston Inthlacllv. Tho affair was very enjoyable and lasted until mom- Ing. Manyapcsehes were made laudatory of the progress of the Are departments throughout the country, and expressive of the hopo of their fur- iheradranccmeuu ARCHBISHOP BAYLErS CONDITION. Newark, N. J., Sept. 7. Archbishop Buyley Until st the Episcopal residence In this city, and his physician states that there tsoochaugo In his condition whatever. He was out for a short drive aliout noon to-day. notwithstanding tho disagree able character nf tho weather. Several telegrams went received to-dav from iUHImoro aiklri- after hU condition, and Very Itov, Father Doauc, V. ()., Is constantly appealM to by letter, hy telegraph aim uy neraoiiai vmu i the ArcnblM hop's health, and by nor aoual vlslu for Inulllgeuce in regard to MEET1NO OF COMMUNISTS. New Yobk, Sept. 7. The Aiwclatlon of French rclugees, composca or tne exiled com munists who took part In the Paris revolution of March 18, 1R70, at a recent meeting held In this city re-oivea 10 enena am to impriwinca com munUtsat New Calclonla, About four tlion.nnd communists sre still confined there. Atmul two thousand members nf the Paris commune are now living In this city, and about eight thousand in all are exiled lu the united btatcs. THE MILWAUKEE DIVORCE CASE. Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 7. A decrco of absolute divorce wai issuoii mine county court thlsartcrnoonon the application of Mrs. John L, Mitchell. This step Is an Incident In the settle ment of a case that has disturbed the community for three we.ks past. The details of ihe settlement, which will not be given to public, were ratified by all the parties concerned at an early hour this afternoon, i THIERS' FUNERAL, Paris, Sept. 7. A decree issued by M. Le Fourteen. Minister of tht Interior, and approved by President MaeMahon, cancels the order for a mibllo funeral of the late ex President Thiers, and icgieti that the roudltlons Imposed by Madame t hleri have deprived th ceremony of a national cnaracicr. SOME CLIMBING. Brooklyn, Sept. 7. A Japanese has been employed lo do climbing work on the K..t river bridge Yea'erd-y he wont up a single rope from Ihe ground to the top of one of Ihe truarca In the anchor ago yard, a dUtance of over Ofty feet. MURDERED FOR niS MONEY. PADi'OAii, III., Sept. 7. Jsmee P. Bishop, a wealthy and well known stock raiser In this sec tion of the fctats. wm waylaid and murdered lust i , ., -.M - .. .,,. fcl ,,lh,v. KsVabout hU wrjon largVaumef wmey.the prOCeetM 01 a Salt QISlQCa AN OrERA BINOKi.t. fiUIT. THE CXAIM OF ONE OF Mil. erTTtAKOWCiTS 1'OUMEn KMnlYEEH. Mary E. Hamlaeher'a motion for allraonv pending a suit for a limited divorce from her alleged husband, Lonla 0. Haiwlacher, was de- nioil a few weeks ago by Judge Van Brunt for tbo reason that though the parties had lived together m husband and wife land had recog nized each other m such, there wan no proof or averment that there had been any agreement or marriage between them. The motion waa renewed on new rancnt. on leave given bv Judge Van Brunt, by Mr. Wm. C, Traphagen, who had been substituted as counsel for the plaintiff, and was brought to a hearing yester day before Judge Wcsthrook, In Supreme muti, namoen. ine piainuirnow aays tnat on the 1st of October, 1B73, she and tho de fendaut began to live together. About three weeks aflcron'discoverlng her condition ho proposed that they "should then become and be husband and wife." She agreed to this, and they contlnned to live in the marital rela tion nutil December, 1M75, when his lll-trcat-tutnt compelled her to leave him. Mr. George W. Toucher, Hawlacher's coun sel. In presenting his client's side of the' case, said there never had been any marriage or agreement to be man and wife between the two, ami lliat the plalutlff had so tc stifled In proceedings before a police Justice, Haas Inchcr, when on tvvoyapc from Liverpool to Now Yoik, first met the plaintiff on the ateniuer. she, then calling herself MIks Mary E. Ourney, On arriving hero she was met by (VI. Itiirlock, who she said waa her nncle. The threo were soon after at the same board- lug-uouAc, on Niuth street, where tho plaintiff told HaAslHcher ahe was tho wlfo of aKcv. Mr. Dale, and showed him a picture of a bov she said was her child. She had left her hushnnd toctx-k employment ainoperatlo singer here. Then they agreed to live together in a mere trlcloui relation. He afterwards learned that Col. Hurloek was not her uncle, and tbatsjio had become, intimate with him while pursuing her musical education In Italy, nnd he avers tnai isuriocfc, ami not he, was tne latntr oi the child, it having been horn within eight months nf his (Uasslachcr's) first acquaintance with her. On the other hand, It was shown that the thiintlff, who had been engaged by Mr, Btra oath ai an . opera singer, brought suit against htm under the name of HaAtdachcr, with the) defendant's approval, and on the trial tcitiflM that she was his wife. Judge We-itbmok said tho question whether theiu had bom any marriage ought to ho tried promptly, and lu order to enable thl. to bo done ho directs thedcTendanttopav nllmour at the rata offlSawrck, the case to le brought totnal-ju the second Mond-ty of October. i-roi jtntrtay t Art? oik-fH. A rOKEU-KOOM FULLED. TIIR rOUCK 1KTK1.I.UIT A IIAME ON TF.NN rVVI.VANTA AYI.NUK. A few days ago Lieut. Kelly, of tho Seveuth precinct, received Information that gamblins was being canled on 1n tho parlors of house No. J7fl Pennvylvanla avenue northwest, and reportetl tlie same to Mnj. RIcluutts, who issued the ncresMry order to raid the house, and on Thursday night the Lieutenant, accompanied y sergeant jonuvn ana iTivatea Aicnu-on, Boyle, C'otombus and Gorman 'made a raid on tho houio and enptnred the proprietor, Garrett ii. -tnmii, ana James nail, James Hmitn. uco. Kctchum Jno. A. Blake and Charles Mercer Daw. They also captured a full deck of cards and ninety red and white chl. The oflteen had but little trouble In effect ing an entrance to the gambling. rooms, as the colored inan who Is usually kept on guard was abacnt, and tho officers entered the pojuagc- way, waiaeu iiguiiy up tno steps, ana enwrea the parlors, where they fouud a game of poker in lull blast. When the ouiccrs apnea red me gamblers were about to jump from their seats, when Lieutenant Kelly said. "Gentlemen, keep your aeata, and Just consider yourselves under arrest. We will take charge of all these things." The officers then gobbled up the checks and cards, and with their prisoners returned to the Seventh precinct station-house, where all of them were locked up with the exception of Uharles jurxcer uaw ana James emitti, wno left collateral for their appearance In the Po lice Court yesterday morning. , Yesterday, In the Police Court, when the catoof Garrett D, Smith, charged with keep ing a gambling-house was called his counsel, Mr, E. C Ingersoll, arose, waived an examina tion, and Smith gave ball in the sum of &00 for his appearance before tlie Criminal Court Lieut. Kelly asked that tne witnesses ne re quired to give ball for their appearance before the grand Jury and Criminal Court, but upon the promise of Mr, Inger-oll that they would give their proper names they were released upon their personal bonds In the sum of S 100 each. BITTING BULL, THE JIY8TERIOU8. HE 14 rtECOONIZED DY BEVETtAL OLD Tl-ADKRS WHO KNEW XUM IN HIS COL- L.XJE DAYS. By Telegraph to Trnc It ktcbucaw. New York, Bept.7. The ITorW this morning contains a special from Fort Walsh, British Northwest territories, August IB, which contains the following about the noted Sioux chieftain, Gen. Sitting Bull i In conversation after dinner with one or the police officers the other dav Sitting Bull said that he was a native of Fort Garry, and an alumnus of fit. John's college there state ments which ho himself afterward confirmed. Several old traders who have had a look at him declare that tbey remember him well aa Charlie Jacob, a half-breed, who attended the college In its Infancy thirty years ago. This young Jacobs was of OJIbway birth, and was a remarkably tntclllgeut lad, with ambit loci to become a 'big Injun." lie disappeared from Fort Garry about 1853. When asked .by tho police officer If ho recollected anything about Fort Garry, Sitting Bull laughed heartily, and, said ho knew the principal people there, nam ing many of them. Sitting Bull aays his father, Henry Jacobs, was at one time cm- ployed as Interpreter nv ratner ii-outi on Man I ton 1 In Island, but whether the old gentle man Is dead or not he does not know. Sitting Bull is thoroughly familiar with French and English and several Indian languages. He Is about forty-two or forty-three years of ago, a medium-sized, atnictic-uuur, or nistinguisnm traits bevond those always found In the half breed. He ts au excellent conversational 1st. and will talk on every subject but his plans for tho future. Major Walsh aud his associates are afraid that their guests will grow restive aud move away if the commliwlon from Washington do not hurry along. Sitting Bull expected that iten. .sines, wno is in coiumaim si x-orc.Leu' ton, would have lcn sent to him, FROM THE MINING REGIONS. TUB MINCRH (.TILL HOLDINO OVT-BOMB TROVDLU ANTIt'U'ATEa ByTslegrspU loTualUrua-iCANt PHILADELPHIA, Kept. ,7. Dispatches from Wllkesbarre leave little hope of au iiuu.edlato satisfactory solution of the troubles bctn ecu the coal companies and their workmen. Tlie latter refuse to listen to any offer that does not concede tho 25 per cent, advance which hat been demanded. Lost night the secret lodges wero In cession all thiuugh the country, and serious trouble Is expected; meanwhile the farmers are suffering severely, their cattle being killed, and produM stolen and destroyed, and there sceial f no way of protecting them. To add Jf P oi plications the Reading railroad ft Uia locoi iviiwuuuaj w -"' r....u- ,rr "--r."r' 'motive eug Inters are on flVM 9nm$ ..!.. .. ,,!..--. An f1-'.l wu (iic-i-uh POLITICAL NEWS. AT THE EXECUTIVE MANSION AND DEPARTMENTS. CHANGES IN THE INDIAN OFFICE CTJMMIBSIONKnRMITHTOTIETllANaiFr.nnni TO HOMK OTIIRH POHITION, AND ltlfl BUf- CKHHOnTO HE AT ONCE AM-OINTEITHUK INWARDNEWOrTHECItANOK. Itls stated anon what seems to ba ood avthoritythat In a few days a change will take place In the offlce of Indian C.mmMoner by the tranifcrof Mr. Bmlth, the prceeut Incumbent to some other position of truit in tho Interior De partment, and the appointment of a person already elected, but whose name has not yet been dis closed, u his successor. It appears that Commtssloner Fmllh, who wai fonncrlya member of Congrcs from Ohio, Is on irry Intimate terms of frlendshln with iir-t. dent, and, notwithstanding the fact thai Bccrctary Schura has for a long time contemplated a change In the Indian Offlce, he has been compelled, out ol courtesy to therrcaldeot and his personal eeteem nf Mr. Smith, lo delay action. rccreiary henurs regards the Commissioner M a perfectly upright and honest man, but at the same ume.in view or tho derelopmcntsof the recent Indian Offlce Investigation, ho Is Impelled, In the Inlcreats of the tublle rervlco. to removA Mr. Smith. It Is not jet known what position will be iniuereu tome outgoing Commissioner, Indeed, there sre few positions In the glftof the Interior De pnrtment as desirable aa that of Indian Commis sioner, and Mr. Pmlth. whenronmiltdnn lhnl Ject a few days ago, remarked that while he had no positive information regarding the rumored change still It was possible that auch a thing was In con templation; but that If he were asked by the Secre tary to name some place for his transfer he would bu at a Iom w hat place to designate as being equally desirable. So far as Mr. Pmtthla neraonallr concerned, bin administration of the Indian bureau has been ler- icctiystrAigniro-wani; but there appears to have irrown up among the veteran employee of his bu reau a peculiar condition of affairs of w hlch Com mUMoncr Smith appears tohavobeen comiktely nblhloiiA. Another reason assigned for the chance is that Secretary Hehurx having some Ideas of his own regarding Indian affairs Ii dcslrouv of apiwlnt Imraprrson tothecCUeof Indian Commissioner who Is In thorough cccord with hisvlcwa and In wllg-e administration of thcoff.ee he can place vi cry commence, ine cnange, it la iai.1, will be made by tho 20th instant. THE SLAUOHTEn PENSION CABE. A T.KTTi;il FI)M H. A. rcVlltl DHFCNDINM itn oinntxtion TiiFnKWmr-A rui.ii HTATKMKNT HVIWITTKn TO THE 1VW MKXT OF THE PUBLIC. The following letter was received at tht. onice lost evening, and tell Its own trv: Mr, KniTon: Fraud on tho Treasury (not private quarrel) concern the public, and as a ease has iTvn or-iKuicii in -.own i was an actor I win ghe tho hicli for ptibllo Judgment. Albert II laughter was acomaiaud-r In the UnlUM hutes navy, having rerved about thirty-five years, but three of whore cotcmporarlei performed more feu frvlcei tin Hill. a. correanonrilmr rirLl nt .! life. In lftlft he was sent on a thrcc-eara' cruUe to the African station, ono of the most trying to the health nf our naval service. On his return, In lid, he wasebllged to seek medical attention, and twoiihralclansof WArrentou. V . rir vi.h.n,i hIlnton.)testlfy''that from long exposure to Ihe enervating effects of the African climate produced softening of tho brain, which mnltetl In Vila death on the Wh of Bepteraber, ieA3." His widow made ".ppneanon tor tne pension promised her as part of the contract of her husband with iheilovemmeot when he entered ihesovrlee.raa all UieAUormni General aay. (should his "death occur from disease contracted In the service and In the Una ofdnlv " it .. , . n .i mw,ul B"w. sna ine Nut ih.i.niti.a i.n. ,. :. Ciisuivui-uuiui ui uoTemniini, ana wss tienieo er pension over twenty years. The amount paid Is the proceeds of the havy Wnilon undt the frUltS OI the Valor Of their hull-nil. In nrlu. i..n. turcd.amountlng to nearly livooo.uax fhls sum If double the sum paid annually to the navy pen sioners, which "though pledgod by tho nation shall be and remain forever a fund for the disabled officers and seamen, and fbr those who may merit by their bravery or long and patriotic service the cratltudo of their eonntrr . ii itnicu u ur cii. inpr-i niiii nunv rtu.wiinawnciing wis sarrea pledge, by acts or I'MI .1 l r-i I,-, i, .- . i in. " .r . diverted this fund from Its original purposeand -I-,-...-. iu mi- ijmtiuui iuc fiiions oi ine widows and nrnhint whiA hmlnnHi .mi r.ih.H die U above stated. When I undertook this care. years previous to the act donning pension fees ap plicable to tMs act, the difficulty was In my opin ion a technical tine, and from knowledge or the Pension laws I b11nMl lht iKlfm iu.m should bo allowed. The disease which articled Commodore Slaughter, and of which he died, was treated by civil surgeons. Had a naval surgeon madoa certificate to the same effect aa the two civil surgeons, no dtfhculty would have occurred in .ua vuv. t u . mi u una i p roc urea aitaitlonai testimony. The IIouso of lk'prevjnuilves then pawed a bill for the relief of Ur.fl.. nl ih Rni committee reported against granting Ihe nenalon on the ground only of objection to special legisla tion when there was a general law providing for The claim wss therefore sent back to the Tension Offlce, and fn April, 1875, allowed by the (immU aloner, I presume, whose Jurisdiction under the law was full and complete over the subject, and the monev paid to Mrs. lauht. After payment this same patrlotlo spirit now manifesting Itself suggested to the Secretary of the M.i"i.it.iv"innir, iu -.-uruMigir sus pended It,and ordered Mrs. 8. to return the money, which she- did under duress. It was re-examined In his offlce. resulting In tho Secretary's approval of the CommWloner's action by ordering the money returned to Mrs. .laughter, who. In 1c than a month, died, her tiutiinely death believed to havhn hactiuml. If nni rmml by the painful excitement of the cry of "fraud" by subordinate officials from tho Pension Offlce. By section 471. repeated at 4741, of the Itevlacd Statutes, the following authority la conferred on the Commlwioner of Tensions; "The Commissioner of Pensions Is authorised to detail from time to time any ofthe clerks of bis ofllce to Investigate any suspected attempts to defraud the United States In or affecting the administration of any law relat ing to pensions, and to aid prosecuting any person Implicated." In Ui face of this plain statute, conferring authority "to detail clerks to Investigate" ontu "awpectcdatumptsto defraud the United .tAtca.'1 If the statements of each of those parties at war with each other can be credited, they were on n1en.ur Irlrt over lha cotintrvnt TmUIn rrniA Such, certainly, was the fact In Mrs. Hlaughters cw. unless on duty, reviewing the acts of their swjwrtors fn authorttu, as no allegation of fraud was ever nmiio exci-pi uj iiii-ui. Neither Mrs, blaughter nor her family com lilalnedof. hut complimented moon IhelrHiiccuH- and, having vindicated under tho law tho Justice in ncr i;iuu, mivr iivaiij viicut jvaia oi viion alio skill. It concerns no .ratnltoua liitcrlnrr 1 know my legal rights, and In their pursuit violate no law, however odious aud unconstitutional itls saio to oe, ana nave tne courage to ncreua tnem. Very respectfully, 8, A. rc.-it. THE IHOHT MOVE IN THE DIItKCTION OF TIIOH0UCIII DIS CIPL1NK AT WKHT POINT-NO MOILB IIAZ-INaTOBKALLOWKD-THE HECHETAIIY OF WAIl AND OKNEnAL HCHOFIKLD ON THE SUBJECT. Tlie practice of basing new candidates at both Ihe Military and Naval Academics has con tinued for several years part until It seems to have become one of the recognized features In llfo at either West Point or Annapolis. Indeed so regu lar has been the practice mat candidates for ad mission to either lnstltuto regarded boxing as one ofthe established customs of the life before them, If not the preliminary test of their courage and moral and ph) ileal endurance. But It seems that tho practice J to be at last happily ended. Major GencralJ. M. Bchofleld, commanding tho Depart ment of West Point, Issued an order on the tth In stant, calling particular attention of the corps of cadets to paragraph 121 of academic regulations, which prohibits any cadet from Indulging in any way in tho practice of hating a cadet or candidate for admls-lon In the Military Academy. General Bchoneld a order sa) s : It waa TJIrod that the unman v nrsctlepa de nounced by that paragraph had ceased to disgrace the corps of cadets; but some recent occurrences how that the real character of such practices Is not fully appelated by all. Hence It has be come llftr'eWrT to characterise them In plain lersij. Vftf .the comparatively Intelligent atd strong to take uhfaff advantage of thelncxpe Hin.i1 In har in .. . t n -. .'.- voivh' olvlllaad triAtt, and tuueh more nnbe noming an officei and a .MnWrnan. it is ih modn in which Hjini Ueit "thoM Mho fall Into their frir, On tht Other hand, to secure Justice and protect Inn tn iho dpftiu.lwj ( Mm nfnii,f tho gentlo and brave. The honor of tlie eoris of cadrtA, is well as that of tliootUccr) of theAcademy.ro quires that the practice nf unkind treatment or new rnu.ui piikii w wnoiij rraauaicn. uc nmecr-, upon whom so much of tho discipline and high character of tho corps depend, aro expected to do their whole duly In this respccL Hereafter, csdrt guilty of any violation of paragraph 121, and cadet officers who fall to do their whole dntr In protect ing new cadets from III treatment, will be punished to the full extent ofthe regulations. As the question of hazing is always more or less before the War Depart men t, Hecrctary McCrary seems to regard the action or Ccn. Schofiold with csticclal faror, and has addressed the following letter to him on the subject: War Departmkxt,) WAsntXOTO!' C'lTV, 8'Pl. . I .Vn, f7cn. J, if. Scftofeiil, commanding M. frrpart- nrntftt 1 1' Wfif. Sir: ltcferrlng to tlenersl Order No. 31. of the tth 'n-tiint, from headquArters IVpartment of West Point. Inviting the sperlal attention of the Oirps of Cadets to parspraph 121, Academic Regulations,, I amgratlfled thntyon have promnlgatcl so firmly vour determination In relation to thapraellcei un der consideration. 1 feel confident that your order, through true manliness, brings additional supports to tho high character now well attached to tbe corps, and recognized by the country. I am, sir, very respectfully your obedient ser vant, Okoror W. McCrsry, Secretary of ar, INSTRUCTIONS TO THE 8. B. COMMIS- MISSION. DF.PATVTUrtEOFTIIK UEMAININO MFiMtlKIlH -WHATTTIKY AHRTODOAND noWTIIKV ATlKTOno AnOUT IT. Col. Corbln, the secretary of the Sitting Bntl Comml-slon, who left here Thnrday evening for fit. Paul, Minnesota, In company with Ocneral lAnrcncc, took with him the Instructions under which the commission will art After giving an accountoflbeeaueofthe warhetweenthe United States and Silting Dull and his entrance Into rtrltlsh territory, and the diplomatic complications threatened between tho United ttatcsaud Dominion novcrnmenta, they say that tho former Is willing to f re ft I wtth Sitting Hull with the view of a full psr don to him-elf and w s triors for their past misdeeds, provided they surrender their arms, ammunitions and ponlct, and proceed pcaccbly to such rcserva L'on fil the Government may deem fit to designate. If thoie terms are refused, the commit don H di re ted ti Immediately suspend negotiations and ro'um to Washington, leaving Canada to deal with 'hhotllei as they choose. Ills alwtho purposo Of the (lovcrnment to proccute a vigorous war with Sitting Hull. If In the future he returns to the 1111(041 States, except on the above conditions. THE LAST CABINET MEETING. WHICH IlESULTEH IN TIIK DECISION TO RKMOVK LTCADlNfl XEW YOltK CUVTOir IIOUMKOFnCIAfM-ANIl THR OPINION OF TIIK rilEHH CONCKItNINn TUB HAMB. Tho action of tho Cabinet at Its special meeting on Thursday last, respecting tlie New York cii'tom-house ofllclals. Is still agitating the public mind, and Ihe following extracts from prominent Journals will undoubtedly prove of in terest, as they Indicate the general tenor of public opinion on the subject : There Is a Stromr flavor of d1lnrnminn-n Oxml this business. The case of th threo chief omciAianiwecusiom-nome are entirely (unmet and ought to have been frankly dealt with on their inniviiiuai merits, now "Diirilm intereau" run l better servel' vj lumping logeuier ma com., or these three officers and leevincr the appointment of innrHui-n.i.-iiiMi wmra m iiaeij nunjrcioi po litical dicker! mi In Ihe Hcnate. It is not verv eajiv tonnderrta.nd-JV. y, Timr. Mr. Oirncll mun have known that he Invited such action when he took It upon hlmelf to defy tlie order, and Is, no doubt, chuckling In hlaaleeve because tho Administration has not dealt with him as iiwoum nave dean with lenconspicuousoiMm era. He virtually threw down the gauntlet at the door of the White House, defying the .resident to n-pena mm on any men gmumi, ana ine rrcsi denthas mcek1vtnnid hta hoad ihe nthte wav determined to suspend him, but preferring to seek other justification for his course, ftfladcAia At ihe begfnnlng of his term Mr. Hayes had an excellent opportunity to settle Mr. Cornell's cae without all this iinroar. Ho might have then odiir-wi inc navai omcer w cnoone promptly wnicn nosition he would retain, and Ifbn had Iii uVnl for his resignation then. In accordance with the rules, there would have been no excuse for mak ing compiaim aooni it. nut tne Administration has drifted atom, dlscredltlnr the rnlej bv its own rondnct, allowing offlccrs tn langh at them, creat ing a hnetlle public sentiment, and tempting peo ple to believe that the long-deferred Issue respeet Inr the naval ofllrelsonlv nartof a Quarrel with Mr. Conkllng. If Mr. Cornell had been asked to retire In March the country would have applauded the President's courage and I m partiality. If be Is turned out now, a large party will regard him as a political martyr. It will bo difficult tn convince he world ofthe reality of a reform which sacrifices Cornell, appoints Thomas, and spares Simmons, iVew York Trttmn. The action ot the President In lumping the case of riicii wiui mow oi Annur una raarpn, ana post poning the removal of all three of tho curtora houe chiefs lu this city until Congress meets, savors more of temporal prudence than spiritual fervor. Itlooksletsilkeaglowtngseal for reform In the public service than like anxiety to postpone a quarrel wun mnaiing, ana. u retain me alle giance ofthe Republican leaders of Oils Stato by keeping alive In them that available form of grati tude which has been defined as a lively tenso of favors to come. Ah York Wmtd. BUREAU OF ENGRAVINO AND PRINT INO. DAILY BErortT OF DFXI VEniBi ON SKPTEM BRR, 7, 1177. Delivered this day to Comptroller oftbeCur rency N. C notes, 09iMO, Secretary of the Treas uryfour per cent, consols. 1370,000; miscellaneous, 938,020; total, AT0,la Balance on hand at close or day's work U. 8. notes, 918.283.800; N. a notes, tt7--.7--n fourper cent consols, 1197,340,800; four and-a-halfper cent, consols, 11,(113,100; miscellane ous, 173,677,300; total, KQ1,672A13, KENNETH RAYNEE, Solicitor of the Treasnry Department, was ar raigned in the Police Court here to-day and fined t-0 for tUA-ult and battery on the editor of the National Republican. The Court remarked, In Imposing the fine, that the law officer of the Treas ury Department should hare known better than to redress affronts for which he had remedy under the law by personal violence. Tlie President Is exceedingly annoyed over Itayncr'a public exhibi tion of himself, and It Is not at all Improbable that his Irascible temper will cost him his official head. Cincmnnts Enquirer, trpt. C THE TOSTAL COMMISSION. Gardiner T, Hubbard and D. F. Fox, Uni ted States postal service commldsloncrs, arrived In St. Louis Thursday, from an extended tour In the West and Southu est, and met a number of proml nent business men, when the subject of the in creased mall facilities was freely discussed. Doth Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Fox stated that they design making a report to the Post Office Department and Congress, recommending greatly Increased postal service throughout the country west of tlie Missis sippi river. -- THE DISTRICT GOVEItNSIENT. The stormy weather had the effect of keep ing callers away and maklug yesterday a quiet day at the office of the District Commissioners. At 3 o'clock the other two members had de parted, and left Capt. J. Lcdyard Phelps alone to run the machinery, which he did with his usual ability. Mr. Edward Lander was appointed as assist ant counsel to the attorney for tho District. Mary Jane Holland Mary Bowman were sent to the Insane Asylum for treatment, the Pis trict becoming responsible for their board. Pardons were granted to Frank E. HlllUrd and James Bedford, both confined In tho work house, tho fonner on the charge of disorderly conduct and the latter as tx Ing a vagrant Licenses were issued to J. T, Scrlbner for a restaurant aud Thomaj Dowllng on auctioneer return. The Inspector Issued permits to build to the following pAttles: Hudson Repettl, repair a frame dwelling, Eleventh, between I and K streets southeast; fsOO. Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company, to construct a two story stable and car-house. 05x121 feet, Boandary sticct, between Thirteenth and Fcurt.G-th streets northwest; $10,000, MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTEH. The Ainice troupe will orten at Booth's, and not atthe New BroA'iway by reason oi iho aucn ofiho'-DantteV'at iholatkr phuc, which Militia pla)cd until Not ember 5. Tim lata Ben Do IWs funer.l !n Rr. Tin! wai a D-rand afliLlr. 'lim Mmntiin --i.fi- i. ..! out lo do him honor, and many of the ahops wcie closed and houcs draped In mourning. Mia Fanny Divisi-okt. In consequeuceof her bereavement, will not fullrlll her engagement at the It rook I vn Academvof Mue. Hrdrtn. fearsneo will bo expected ata latter period lu o ron to. TllR author of tho "riinlUt" ront ii-niA Unot Toaqnln Miller, but Cincinnati Heine Mil ler. What ever mado htm rlmmr It f rinpliinain. sounds "lony." but Joaouln it so often mupro- nounced and twisted In to Joking. Mis Katie Putnam hni been very 111 at herhomeln Naplesvllle, III. There Is no truth In the at andalotit story that she wa a1out to be sep arated from her hmbaud, Mr. Sullivan. Mk Put nam begins her itorrlng season under his manngo rocnr. MlM 3fARY ArXDE&ao-tf bee-Ins her dramath- eaon on Monday next at Robinson's opera-house. in .iNi-iunii. onw win iijivu ner engagement with 'Komeo and Juliet," and Ihe successlre nights will appear In "Ingotnar." "Faxlo," "Kvadne." ;Ion 'and "Meg Merrllles.'1 The following week Miss Anderson will act In Louisville at Mncautey's theatre. After her ItulsvlLle engnircinent she will prwcedloI'Ulsbiirg.afleTwarda playing In l'hlla dclphla at Ihe Walnut slrcct t heal re. In R'ton at iheoiobe. at Toronto, anct after a tuitto Chicago wtllfnend tho hoi Id a v nt tin nr'a in st i-.,ir. Thence a Routhcm tour with a company of her own Is mapped out until May, RANDALL AS A 8TRADDLER. From the Hyracuse Coortert In all the discussion as to Mr. Randall's true position which has taken place Mr. Randall him self bos said Jnst nothing stall. So to the North neoccupiei me position of a roo to subsidies, sttd to the Hoiith their active friend, their aldir and abetter. Recently the ndrocatcsof the aubddy scheme hac secured the aid r.f several Journals at tho North, and several ncupicrs of Philadelphia, who have good reason for being under obllgattona to Tom Hcott, hae begun to Ix.ldly advrKllhe KiBiuiiiKUi ituirrinin.nl Kill lO U10 IfXAVlTiCinC, It Is further undcr.toM that lliee organs are in favor of Ihe rlcrtlim nf Kum I'aml.ll fur t.ralrAT Indeed, tho siiKpicIrm that Mr. lUndall wai at nenr.in lavoroi buukiuici nai grown to Poa Coo ti-iioii iu uhw wno niiTe wRirnei tne smiat O narrowly. In tho meantime, Mr. Randall himself maintains a in-w-t painful Mktiee lu regard to hh position. Huollous hi friends in the North aud III the South to plnco him nn bnlh sides nf the qucslton. but ntter never a word hlinelf to drllue hlst.Mitlon. But If Mr. Randall pre fcrs to straddle Ihe fence, Iho ocnl. or the country do nol occupy such an equivocal position. A GOOD WORD l'OR MR. RANDALL. From the Rkhniond Emjulren But furthor than thts there are reasons why suchasutiortthouldbe acconlel. Mr, Kanlall has shown himself worthy of the confl lenco of tlie party worthy ofthe confidence of all good men inamaiincrinstputsnlm lu iho forifroiit of our leaders. During the days of Ihe elcctorat count he was tried as If by fire, and stood tho tetunflliih Ingly. ForhH CHlmneisand firmnew! Is duoadebt that no empty honors can repay He brvastid the stuim of iMirihauihlp, pns.ion and demagogcry when many a man would have been orerwhelme I. By his courage he Prevented the porty from l'ng lel by fillilMiNtvrs fubi a blunder that might hae proved (rretrievable aud disuNtmus to th whole country. He held the pany to lis pllsbtel word and saved It from eternal reproach. lie had the wisdom to see thst our broken faith wuld bo the strength ofradlretlsni In the future.aiidthepntrlot km to da hU duty. 1 his much. It Is due to him and to ourselves that mo should recognize. THE MRS. R. a HAYES TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. From the Chicago Tribune t Tho Mrs. R. p. Hayes Temperance Society of Washington, which was so fearfully torn up re rcnttr becan-e the husband of Mrs. IU) es had the temerity to attach her name to a bouquet and give It to tlie head man In ihe Kchuetxenfest procession, has at last reoovered lu equilibrium by pa,ulng a reselutlou that the head man In the prooeuloii was not a representative of the Hermans. Not being a representative of the Germans, he could not )e a representative ofbeer. Not being a representative of beer, the President did no harm In giving the head man a bouquet. This great quetion hiving been satisfactorily settled tho country can now return to Its consideration of the currency Imues, which hare been held In abeyance tending the action of these cheerful Idiots In disposing of the head man In the procession aud his Presiden tial bouquet. THE PRESIDENT CORDIALLY INVITED TO GEORGIA. From tbe Augusta Chronicle Yesterday evening the city council, by a unanimous vote, passed resolution! Inviting the President ofthe United States to come to Augusta during his visit to the South. There Is nothing In the resolutions to which any man could object: there Is nothing In them to which any citizen could lefuso to subscribe, Tlie city council acted wisely rnd well, and their action will meet tho hearty an- Proval of their constituents. We trust that the resident may find It con en lent to accept the hos pitality which has been tendered. We feet (.alls eed that he will have no reason tn tvnret hli visit. He wilt be cordially welcomed, ana will learn mors oi iiiq irue nouin y mixing in wun toe peo plo than he possibly can from the politicians. MISERY-LOVING COMPANY. From tha FllUbarg Comm.wlt Two docen tramps encamped near Wornels- uon, r-,, me Diner evening to tare sumptuously on oil fried fUh. tTeeu corn, bread. anek inrt ronV. n. .. . . .. . . . -.-... Among them were a blat-k smith, a printer, a siUer plater, a carpenter, a baker, a tailor, a silk wearer, a shoemaker, and a "retired merchant," who had a boy of fourteen with him. The war ruined his business at Atlanta, nis wire died ami lie look to drinking. Without money or friends he Is travel ing to this city, where, he aaja.he has a wealthy brother. Several of the r:i were married, but had left their families In care of friends, aud tome In the poor houses, fclx months ago none of the parly knew one another, but now they all appear lobe well acaualnted. and a hannv Lnd. (nr amusement they have composed several aong1, wimu wivj aiug jvtj wi-ii. THE CAU8EOF THE REVIVALOF TRADE From tbe Syracuse, Morning Ktandard t Part of this feeling no doubt springs from the determined purpose of Secretary Sherman to bring about a resumption of specie payment. With a stable measure of value lu common ue, a larpo element of uncertainty in trade calculations win Doruinovcu. Moreover, many oi our influen tial public men are now giving Increasing atten tion to Ihe shot king and bonumblug trade legis lation with which our Federal atatute hooka areln cumbered. This, also.li a hopcnil sign, becaune when our cllins merely begin to thow that they believe that ihey can improve their condition, it tends to remove the lethargy which has overcome the couuiry for so many jears, MARRIED DESPITE OBJECTIONS. From th rUvannali News: After service in a church in Houston county, Oa., tius Riley, of Houston county, and Miss Mstile Calloway, of Macon, walked up tho ahle, thovscl the minister a license and asked him to marry them. He proceeded to do so, but ihe woman w Itli whom Miss Mstttc had been vtxltliig for aoine weeks objected, sa) Ing that Mhs Calloway w as a guest st her hoii'e, under age, and her father knew nothing about It. The Preacher said that that was not a legal tihjvclloii. but put It lo a ote of the cougresa Urn whether he should marry the couple or not. The congregation voted solid, "Marry them," and they ere married. RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Brooklyn, Sept, 7. ThU morning while a train on the Long Island railroad uai passing nesr Vie corner of Atlantic and Ktrtland avenues, on tho way to FUtbush avenue depot. It collided w Ith ahorse and buggy. 'Ihe driver was slightly In jured. Tho horse, however. Lad three of his le v.tt oirby the wheels ofthe locomothe, and he was shot. DEATH OF AN AFRICAN MISSIONARY. Hirtford, Conn., Sept. 7. Rev. Hyman A. Wilder, sged flRy-fle, died in this city to-day after al.ug lllueu. Mr, Wilder was for tncnty ibM yearsamlulonary of tho American board in South Africa. SERIOUS ILLNESS OF GOV. ROUTH. Denver, Col., Sept. 7. Gov. John L. Routhwai taken dangerously ill this afternoon, At this hour (U p. ro.) he hi) Ing In a critical con- anion, DISTILLERY BURNED. Lovisvillb, Kv., Sept. 7. This morning a fheoccuircdinthe large distillery warehouse of W. S. Weller A Bona, LoM is about tlO.OoO, fully MTerec b Imir WANTED IN OHIOAGOs THE MISSING BANE PRESIDENT, DK D. SPENCER. NO CLUB YET TO HIM WHEREABOUTO-HII PRIVATK DISK OPENED YlTEHDAY-A LIST OP TAPKIW AND LLTTERS THAT WAS ruUNnTlthHEIN-A HAD MKMDKnorTHfl Y.M.C.A. By Tekgrnph to Tim RreirnriCAW. CtiicAao, Sept. 7. The prlvato disk of D. D. Spencer, the miss ing bank president, which has hitherto been untouched, was this afternoon opened, bul nothing found which, from a hasty perusal, appeared Important. There was a large num ber of papers giving the laws on savings Insti tutions, several checks, Ac. Spencer's private letter-book was also In his desk, and many communications of recent date from deposit ors, asking If fears need be entertained In re gard to the condition of tbe bank. In the letter-book no responses to these were found. One from an ocean steamship company; stating that an agency for selling tickets wag to be established at Morris, Illinois', was only significant In that Spencer In bis flight to Europe, might hare gotten his ticket before the last letter In the private letter-book, dated July 31, 1877, to a Mr. Greer, of Bedford, Mass., which said that tho writer propoacd to visit htm shortly, and closed with the statement that ho would call on him nnd his good family as soon as pomible. Amoug the documents found was one giving st list ofthe total issue ofthe Calumet Canal and Iock Company's bonds, showing that on March 1, lf-77, the Stato Savings Institution held 1W.0OO of them. This statement was cor rect except as regards the amount of bonds luld by tho company, which Is much larger than the sum named. A number of other thlnea wen, taken from the drawer, among them a ticket announcing the election of the abftcondlug banker to mem hernhlp In the Young Men's Christian Associa tion. inecicrKaat me bank are still en gaged in making the list of roal catatn owned by Ihe Institution. The grand jury this morn ing occupied the time in innulrinv Into lha aflalrsor tbo Mate Havings Institution. t-i. larior. tuo assignee, waa tho Drat wit ness examined. Ho was kept inside for al most an hour. At the conclusion of his ex- nniiiiatlont'ol. Taylor was well sail fled that iiiogranu jurors were tioing their best to lay hinds on Spencer. ine snoMftllce of his storv baa been fold, an It appeared In the pre! from time to time since tho close of tbo banking-house. Notwith standing tlie plain evidence of fraud by Spen cer, It is questionable when the fudictinent would bring him back to Chicago. If he Is Indicted for embezzlement he cannot be reached bv an extradition treatr whlla ha could be taken for forgery. There Is a qtics- iiou mivuii-r nc nan commiiicu mat en me. If he was indicted for rmbeKtiemrnt. and ha Is In Canada, as is supposed, the Canadian authorities might be Inclined to aid the ofli chtlihero in arresting him. In that event, nowever. there beluir no extradition treatr for euibcx-leraent, the courts would at ouce re lease him. hnencer haa covered hla tracks a well that there Is not much prospect of bring ing him tojuitice. MINOR CAPITAL TOPICS. Itls rumored that R. H. Mason. eso .Istoba appointed Hurveyoi General of Montana. R, H. Ward has received the Surveyor General ahlp of West Pulnt, v Ice A. J. Smith, suspended. -Tne receipts from Internal revenua re-rdav amounted to 9342,797.01, and from customs Iwf. 847.32. fiecrctary Erarts will leave here with two of his daughters lu time to loin the Praldcnllal nartv as Cincinnati on the 15th InvUnL Anxiety for Mr. Bechler's division ef the Mar ten survev la not dlnDelled br laba I-Iml m. cctved at heAdquartera in this city, Mr, Daniel W. Voorheca, of Indiana, will open a Philadelphia lecture course on the 1st of Novem ber, and will afterwards fill a number of enragrj- M.nt. Ifl Tu, b-n.Unil Secretary McCrarv left last nlrht for Fortm-i Monroe. He expects te return here Monday morn ing and then proceed to Dayton, Ohio, where he wiujom me i reMuemiai pany. Senator Hoar and lha Hon. Iaaae Davis hava prevented a portrait of Baron Von Humboldt to the American Autlauarian Socletv. It was nlntM bT the American artist Wight, and Humboldt sat for It at his own house In Berlin. Congressman Townsend.ofTmy.hucontcnted to delher Ihe principal addresaatthe Centennial cekbratlon of the Battle of Bemfs Heights, whlrh occurs one week from next Wednesday, Other emlneut speakers will also be present. me r im assistant roetmaster nenerai being abscut, Second Assistant Postmaster General Brady will act in the capacity of Postmaster General dur ing the absence of Judge Key with the Presidential party on their Western and Southern tour. The published statement that ihe l'rcaldeut had appointed General Jules Stahl to be eousul general at Japan, tlceVanBuren.ls Incorrect. General stahl. however, has been appointed United Stales consul at Otako, Japan, and has started for his post of duty. First Lieut, James B. Burbank, 3d artillery, fa detailed as professor of military science and tasties at Cornell Lnh entity, Ithaca, N. YM and will report for duly accordingly u;)u being relieved from his present duties by the commanding general military division ofthe Allan Ua A large number of prominent eltlsens, Irre spective of party, have Invited President us es to visit Cincinnati. The President expects to reach Cincinnati Saturday night, the 1Mb Instant, but too lato for any publla demonstration, and It ts bis in tention to spend Sunday there. Several statements hato been made In the pa pers to the effect that a sUtcr of Senator CoukHng had been drop)ed from the rolls of the New York cuNUuu-house. This is Incorrect. The lady still retains her position, she being one ofthe lady ex aminers employed lu that ofllce. Aetlnor lVmrmimtrr floiteral Tti-ilv vn- nl . r. reived two telegrams from Richmond Ind., one immex-uov. iiiiT-un-, eua me otner from Mr. u. A. Wetmorc. of litis rite. Hath trlwrsmi ut lh at Senator Morton Is better, the former ststlng tha the lumpen rxprewn ine opinion insi nt is improving. Another telegram recclt cd later lu the day says tha Senator Is won. In theab-cncaof Hon. A. D. Hazen. who has gone Kat. Mr. W M.Morton will bo Acting Third a"u-iuhi nwnnaRUjr nenerai. uneoi tne pleasures In IraUKatliinr buslnes at tha lit (Ifflrn Ibiirt- incnt Is to be brought In contact with Mr. Morton, who Is noted for his urbanity and prompt action In connection w Ith tho bus! newt details of ihe office of wnicn t no annuo genttcraau is chief clerk. Thank k to the rconomv or th- lwnvtt(n IIoum; of Representatives the Sd Infanlrv It harln itt full share of tho discomforts. It was stationed at bucral pilnts In Iulslana, and many of the oftlerrs liad their fumlllew about the post-. At the outbreak of the railroad riots the regiment u hurried North, and their families were all left In theKouth. Instead of returning to the ports the regiment left on twelve hour"' notice for Montana, to clhAbe the Nei lVrces , and the officers are enjoy- me pleasure oi proviaing sunaikience them es on thlif-tiiii1i'd HKPimlnn and fort hnlrhi-B- Ules In the south, all without pay. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. One hundred aud ttienlv fmllU war tnA homeletv by tho recent great fire in New York. The scores or tho California ride team, who wers practicing at Creedmoor itn1av vr. eighty per cent., notwithstanding the bad weather. i no noiei at roucy I'onu. near halcm, N. II., v. as biirneilbvan Iiieondtarv nn Thnr.il. nl-Li in old lady named Mrs. Hummer was burned to leiUIl, JJ"lW,UOJ, The buS-A ear of thft W-wlilnirtnn .tiri. train on tho lVunsylranla railrol caught Are yesterdsv morning near Waverly, N. J., but was extinguished before any serious damage as done. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, hat log been for five cars wlllilu alx miles of theCuinber lanucoai region, in Maryland, na acci-ie-i io ex tend Its tracks, s.i as to compete with the Baltlmon aud Ohio railroad. BASE BALL. At Clnciuoatl, yeiterday Loulsvilles, 2( Clnclmialls, 3. The game between tho Allegheny and Rochester Clubs was iwilponeil ou account of rain. The game between the Hsrtfords and Chlcsgos, t Hariford. wm also tMstponeil. AtMaiiclieatcr.N. II. Mane heaters, 17; Eggle ftoiia, of Byr-inn, (X By a decision of the directors of the League Al liance Waller, lato of the Memphis Redi.canuol play with the Manchetttrs during the remain del of his return.