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J- Cs. '" '.fc-SI. National Republican. - -"" YOL. XXI.--KO. 14. WASHTGFTOIsr, D. C, SATTJBDAT MOBNESTG, ' MAY 14, 1881. TBDREE CEOTDS. R-T?5T--?ac5 TTTT? INDIANA INKLINGS. HAS THE STATE BEEN REWARDED? Condition of the Republican Party The Recent (iimpaign non. J. C New General Thomas J. Brady The General Feeling in. the Party Star Routes. Epecial Correspondence of The Republican. Imii vx m'olis, May 11. There seems to be an impression that the recent legislature granted Enisles the right of suffrage in Indiana. This is tn errur. The legislature merely passed nn amend ment to the State constitution, which amendment, to become apartof the constitution, niustbc passed b the next legislature to be elected nest fall or ifpa-.-dhy that body, it must then be submitted to the people for ratification or rejection. There is not much probability of its passing the next legis lature, as the same legislature that passed this amendment also passed an amendment in favor of a prohibitory liquor law, w hich will meet with tiic organized opjiosiiiun of the liquor men, however, and those who like to "smile" occasionally, and both will meet their death at the hands of the nest It-gi-Liturc, w Inch is sure to be Democratic Take this county, for instance. The amendments re ferred to received the votes of live out of nine mem ber constituting the vote of Marion County, and not ne of the men w ho voted in the affirmative can again be returned, as no republican can be elected to any office in this county who fails to receive the German Republican vote. The Germans have or ganized in all the leading cities in the State and v. ill not only defeat the Republican candidates for the Legislature who force these amendments, but the M-nators to be elected next year hold over and will vote for Mr. Voorhees' successor. THE EWCEUCaS I'AItTV OF INDIANA cannot be said to be in a flourishing condition. The fact is no such canvass was ever made in any State as was conducted in any SUitc of this Union in 1N-0. The Miccess in October was so much greater than was expected that all " the boys" who had had their shoulders to the wheel expected that their services would be rec gnized, and con sequently thev all sat down and picked out nice places for themselves, aud after the inauguration posted off to get their appointments. They first swore a good deal at being slighted in the Cabinet appointments, but were consoled by the President and others, who assured them that they would re ceive a greater number of smaller places by virtue of not having a Cabinet position, and they waited patiently about the Washington hotels- aud cooled their heels in the ante-rooms at the White House and the various Departments until their money was our, and one by one they folded their tents and quietly returned to their homes, most of them sadder if not wiser men. IT Is ADMITTED BY MANY prominent Republicans and Cabinet officers in Washington, that Indiana did the work that de cided the content in October, 1SS0, and should be rewarded. Has it been done? For example, there is lion. J. C. New, the chairman of the Republican Suite Central Committee. He accepted the chair manship of the committee in January, 1SS0, opened iwins and employed a score of clerks, and entered nim a vigorous reorganization of the party in the State. This was prosecuted with the utmost vigor up to July, when the active work of the canvass began in earnest. What hap pened after that time is well known to all intelligent people. Mr. New is a gentleman of character, of large means, end business affairs; but he neglected his private business and devoted his time, night and day, to the business of the Republican party for one entire year. He expended a large sum of his own iunds, and, in the mean time, to insure the more vigorous prosecution of the canvass, he purchased the Indianapolis Jburna?t r. the co-t of about $100,000. His name was men tioned in connection WITH Tim CABINET. He visited Mentor after the November elections with the members of the State Central Committee, and it w as set dow n that Mr. Kew's services would be recognized, as well as those of the other active members of the committee, and all other leading Republicans were at least to have something. Now, what was the result? From the date of the inauguration to this I am informed that Mr. New has not only not been tendered any position for himself, but he has not been able to have a single request he has made honored by the President or any member of his Cabinet. I am informed that MR. NEW WOU.D NOT ACCEPT any position or could not afford to accept one were it offered him ; but it has not been tendered, nor has he been asked, " What can we do for you?" There are plenty of other cases very similar, but I mention this as the most conspicuous. Why this is no one seems able to explain. It is not certainly because Senator Harrison or the Republican mem ber of Congress did not call upon the President or Cabinet officers often enough. Indeed, the Senator, while recently at home, expressed his sense of deep protestation and dis gust at the position he has been placed in, seeking day after day for political recognition, without success. I need not tell the readers of The Re publican that such treatment has aroused the deepest indignation among all classes of Republi cans in Indiana, or the mildest term applied to it, is that of " ingratitude ;'" but so far as anyone knows no position of the slightest importance has been given to any Indiana Republican, while General Lew Wallace, Governor of New Mexico, AND GENERAL THOMAS BRADY, bite Second Assistant Postmaster-General, have been relieved of their places. Were other In dianians appointed in their steads? Not much. Again, a private letter received here by a member ef tlie Executive State Committee from an em ployee of the Government Printing-office says : A number of Indiana printers, employed in the Gov rrnment Printing Office, and who returned home to Indiana to vote in both October and November, with out pay. at an expense of $33 or $45, have been fur lotighed since before the inauguration, while Demo crats who jresidp In the Di-trict of Columbia have boon kept constantly employed. Is that the way to truit Republicans? Is tbat the kind of treatment calculated to inspire Republicans with a zeal to con tribute to aid the canvass two and four-years hence? I tell you more than half of the employees in the Kovi-riuncnt Printing Office arc Democrats, and most f them were rebel soldiers. Why this thing is al lowed to exist I know not. General Harrisdh and otiii-rludianiatis had a few of our boys put to work aya n : but only a few. Can't you raise a little hell funis? Do you suppose if we had been told last fall tliat we were going home to vote to keepa lot of rebel Democrats in office we would have gone? NOW" THE GENERAL FEELING among Republicans is that unless Indiana Repub licans arc liberally provided for there will be no u-o in attempting to make a fight in this State next year. We will surely loose two, if not three, mem bers of Congress, together with the State officers. Now, will that be a pleasant prospect, orcalculated to inspire confidence in our ability to carry the State in 1SS4? Now, whose fault will it be if Indiana is allowed to go back to the Democratic column. Does any one expect that the leaders and workers in the party w ill give from six to nine months to another canvass, only to be put off with smiles and promises? No; the men will not be found who will do it. Men arc not interested in politics to that exteut. A WOr.n ABOUT THE STAR-ROUTE INVESTIGATION. Genera Brady and Senator Dorscy are pretty well known in this State. They have done some things for which the Republicans feel that they are at least entitled to their good wishes, aud the almost universal opinion among the leading and influential Republicans here is that it would have teen the wiser aud more prudent course for the administration to have gone forward and investi gated the star routes and all the charges and in sinuations, and, when the result was ascertained, to have either made public the evidence of fraud, find have the guilty parties prosecuted, instead of trying the case by the newspapers first, aud blackening ovi: party rniEsns' charuter. Iid any party ever succeed in pulling down its own men or charging them with crimes before they were proven? Is it the business of the Re public:: to present the Democracy with ammu nition w ith w hich to injure their party ? You may hive noticed that the Indianapolis Journal nor none of the Republican newspapers are tearing their shirts in defen-c of the administration. There is a feeling that the trouble might have been avoided provided there had been a desire for harmony, and that to Mr. Blaine's desire to get even with Senator Conkling is to be attributed the pres ent state of affairs. The sympathy generally is with the administration, but you often hear the Tcmark, " Let them fight it OCT AT WASHINGTON'. we will have no part or .parcel in it." Rut then comes the question, With Senator Conkling and bis rnends indifferent in the next campaign, will not the result be as in 1870, when the State went forTilden; and without New York and Indiana where will the Republican partvbc? I confess I hope we will get over the trouble during the next three years and go Into the canvass of '84 a power ful and united party. Fighting and quarreling among ourselves will not bring about such a state of affairs. BUSINESS MATTERS. There are evidences of unusual prosperity in all directions. All classes of manufactures are run ning on full time, and are making money. Real estate is more active thau at any time since the panic, as the large surplus capital lying idle is slowly seeking investments, of that character. Rents have advanced about fifteen per cent. The business of a large number of railroads has been satisfactory' to the managers, and there are now more miles of new railroads under contract than at any time within the history of the State. HON. A. G. TORTER is making a most admirable governor, and enjoys the confidence and respect of all parties. He is now visiting the various State institutions and familiarizing himself with their needs and neces sities, and is regarded as a model man and officer. His new wife has proven to be admirably fitted for her new position, and is universally popular. PERSONALS. Ex-Governor Hendricks has gone south for the benefit of his health. He is now regarded as being out of politics, as his health is in a precarious condition. He is exceedingly irritable, aud carps and growls a deal at his treatment by the national leaders of his party, being especially bitteron Til den, and he has a contempt for Hancock. Ex Senator McDonald is the coming man with the Indiana Bourbons. His wife is the same popular society ladv as in vcars gone by. HOOSIER. . TURF AND OTHER SPORTS. Splendid Iiaclnff in the West Basc-Bnll GmucM. Louisville, May 13. The Louisville Jockey Club has always been ahead of any club in the world in the number of horses congregated at the spring meetings, but this year the increase has readied proportions almost incredible, as there will be over COO thoroughbreds, gath ered from East, West, North, and South. Such an arrangement has never been seen in any country. Excursion trains will bring thousands to witness Hindoo's struggle for the Derby, on which day the field is free to the public. Hin doo's victory in the Blue Tiibbon stake at Lexington has not daunted horse owners here, while all concede his great prow ess and speed. It is said that Sligo finished ahead of about the same field with as much ease and more daylight, and that his stable companion, Calycanthus is much better than Sligo. Lelax was worked one and one and a haif miles Thursday, and has recovered from his Nashville accident. Boone & Co. claim that Alfarabra, who cannot run in mud, is Hindoo's equal on a dry track, and Fellow play has alo regained his racing form, while Mil ton Young's game pair Get Away and Boot Jack have both demonstrated that they are dangerous contestants. The horses in Kentncky have all been short of work, while Hindoo is in perfect condi tion. There is much excitement all over the coun try in regard to the result. Philadelphia, Pa., May 13. The unfinished race for the 2:33 class at Suffolk Park was won by Charles T., who took the seventh and eighth heats in i31i and 2:33. The race for the 2:15 class had nine starters, and was won by Mill Boy in three straight heats, Lady Up ton being second, anfi Billy K. third. Time. 2SK. 2:28)4. The following is a sum mary of the race for the 2:19 class : Trinkctt, 3, 3, 1, 4, 1, 1; Voltaire, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2; Dower, 0, 2, 3, 1, 4, 3; Bonecttcr, 1, 4, 4r2, 3, ruled out: Midnight, 1, dis tanced. Time. 222J4, 221K. 2:22, 2.-21J4 224, 2:20. Lexington, Ky., May 13. The first race y, miles. Callao first, Cash Clay second, and Maramou third. Time, 2:41. Second race A miles. Baldwin first, Lcnford second, and Harry Wilkins third. Time, 50seconds. Third race mile heats. Lavacca,l,l; Blanche J., 2, 2 ; Thesis, 3 ; Fell May, 4, dis. Time, 1:44,1:13. Akron, Ohio, May 13. Boston, 2; Akron, 1. Tlie "Messiah" in Baltimore. Baltimore, May 13. The Oratorio So ciety of Baltimore, a very recent musical organi zation, gave their first public concert to-night at the Fifth Regiment armory, which was the rendering of Handel's "Messiah," the public rehearsal of which took place last night. The chorus consisted of six hundred trained voices, the orchestra of sixty pieces, very many of them well-known musicians, and the soloists were Miss Annie B. Norton, so prano; Miss Emily Winant,alto; Mr. Theodore J Toedt. tenor, and Mr. Franz Remmertz, bass, with Mr. Fritz Finkc conductor and Mr. Harold Ran dolph organist. . What Iowa dales Io. "Worth ington, Iowa, May 13. A storm this afternoon lifted the barn of John Pittman, containing six horses, and carried it a distance of half a mile without injuring any of the horses. Two barns belonging to R. Baker were blown a distance of two miles. The Pope's Appointments. Kome, May 13. At a consistory to-day the Pope appointed thirty-eight bishops, includ ing Very Rev. F. Janssens, of Richmond, Va., to the bishopric of Natchez, Miss.; Cardinal Bena vides, to the archbishopric of Saragoosa, Spain, and Rev. Tereia to the bishopric of Olinda, Brazil. W. E. Chandler Denies If. Manchester, N. II., May 13. The Daily Union publishes this evening a short interview with William E. Chandler, who is engaged in the trial of an important case here. Mr. Chandler denies the statement that he is about to withdraw from the contest for the Solicitor-Generalship. A Xicc HooHicr Mayor. Cincinnati, O., May 13. Ex-Mayor Gilbert Truplcr, of Connersvillc, Ind., it is reported, has been arrested on a charge of hitting his wife with a pitcher while drunk. NAVAL NEWS. The leave of ahsence of Commodore A. G. Clary (retired list) lias been extended one year. Paymaster L. G. Billings has been or dered to the practice-ship Constellation during the snmmer cruise. Lieutenant Asa Walker from the Xaval Academy, and ordered as executive officer on board the Dale. Lieutenant Charles M. Thomas from the Naval Academy and ordered as executive offi cer of the Constellation. Lieutenant Commander John Schouder from the Naval Academy and ordered to command the practice-ship Mayflower. Assistant Paymaster Thomas J. Cowie has been detached from the navy-yard at Wash ington and ordered to thcStandish. Lieutenant Benjamin F. Tilley, from 4kAVnrnl A nail Am v pnd nrrtprpl ne PYPPiifiVAnfli. ceron board the Standish on the 14tn instant. Passed Assistant Engineers George B. Ransom and "William A. Windsor, from the Naval Academy, and ordered to the Standish on the 14th instant. " Lieutenants Edward D. Taussig, Joseph B. Murdock, Alexander McCracken, and Henry L. Green from the Naval Academy, and ordered to the Dale. Lieutenant-Commander Samuel H. Ba ker from the Naval Academy., and ordered to command the practice-ship Standish on the 14th instant. Commander F. Y. McXair has been de tached from the Naval Academy and ordered to command the practice-ship Constellation on the 14th instant. Passed Assistant-Surgeon L. B. Bald win has been ordered to duty on board the practice ship Standish and also to render medical aid on board the United States steamer Mayflower. Leave of absence has been granted to Lieutenant James A. Cheslcy, commanding the Mahopec, for one month, from the 23d instant. To Chaplain S. D. Boorom, attached to the Pensa cola navy-yard, for one month, from the 1st of June. In accepting the resignation of Captain Law as Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks Secretary Hunt expressed the best wishes for his future success, anil referred to the very pleasant relations, social and official, which had existed be tween them since he took charge of the Navy De partment. Lieutenant Fred B. Hyde from the Naval Academy and ordered as executive officer of the Mayflower; Surgeon Joseph G. Avers, from the United States steamer Franklin, and ordered to the practice-ship Constellation; Passed Assist ant Surgeon Arthur G Cabell from the naval hos pital at Norfolk and ordered to the United States steamer Constellation. Lieutenants J. W. Miller, M.F. Wright, Daniel Dclcbarity, Henry W. Schafer, and Corwin P. Reed, Master Charles W. Bart lctt. and Chaplain John S. Wallace, from the Naval Academy, and ordered to the Constellation on the 14th jnt ; Ueutcnantj Commander B. F. Harrington, from the Navai Academy, and ordered to command the pracUcc bhip Dale. SOCIAL INCIDENTS. JOURNEYINGS, BRIDALS, BEQUESTS. Mrs. Garfield's Summering Congressional Tour Ists Clarence King A Fortunate Heiress A Remarkable Dramatic Combina tion High-Life Weddings. It is now said that Mrs. Garfield will not spend the summer at the Soldiers' Home cottage, but will return to Mentor with heryouugcr children and the President's mother as soon as her health will permit; but that the President will make his headquarters at the cottage as heretofore arranged. Congressman Frank Hiscock and wife and Con gressman N. W. Aldrich and wife were registered on the 5th instant at the Hotel Del Monte, Monte rey, Col. It was at Monterey that the Franciscan fathers first landed vhen they came to California in the last century; and there they erected the standard of the cross. It issnow a favorite sum mer resort for Pacific coast pleasure-seekers. Clarence King, ex-Director of the Government Geological Survey, is described by an enthusiastic lady correspondent as a "rich, traveled, hand some bachelor, with a taste for fine arts, aud a genial, comrade-like manner that makes him a favorite in an hour and a remembered friend always. He is ruddy, blonde, light-hearted, with indescribably winning way3, aud his mother, Mrs. Howland, is one of the sweetest women that ever lived." General Francis A. Walker returned yesterday from a flying trip to Philadelphia. Reference was lately made in this column to the marriage of Miss Martha Bucll Plum, niece and heiress of the late James Buell, of New York. The will of this gentleman is now published in full. It assigns 5165,000 in legacies to various friends and relatives; 512,000 a year to Mrs. Bucll, together with the use of his residence, furniture, barn, carriages, and horses for life, the taxes and insurance to be paid out of the funds of the estate ; then follows the princely bequest to Miss Plum of 50,000 a year income, 30,000 acres of Iowa laud, beside his interest in the town of McGregor, in thatStatc; and his en tire estate, except the legacies above mentioned, on the death of Mrs. Bucll. Besides this, she and Mrs.Buell are to divide equally each year the re mainder of the income of the estate, which is more in each case than the assigned income of cither. Mrs. H. B. Nason, of Troy, the only child of ex Congressman Martin I. Townsend, is a legatee to the extent of $50,000. While Mr. Townsend was in Congress Mr. Buell sent Mrs. Nason aud her young son, with Miss Plum, to Europe and the Holy Laud for a year and a half, with injunctions to spare no expense to make their trip enjoyable. They had a brilliant and memorable tour. Pro fessor Nason, the husband, was detained by his duties at the Polytechnic Institute, Troy, from ac companying them, but went to Europe and met the party, to return with them. The recent appearance "on the London boards of such a combination of the highest genius as is found in Booth and Henry Irving, with the addi tion of Rose Terry, is certainly a striking event in the record of the drama In this instance, how ever, as in many others, history ouly repeats it self. While the London journalists are so eloquent in their admiration of this galaxy they will find, by reference to the past, that their city has witnessed a still more striking display. More than seventy-five years ago Wash ington Irving, while in London, attended the per formance of" Othello," in which John P. Kcmble took the role of the Jfoor, while his sister (Mrs. Siddons was Dcsdanona, and his brother (Charles Kemble) was Cassio. To increase the strength of this remarkable cast George Frederick Cooke ap peared as Iago, in which he was inimitable. Tiiis was probably the most remarkable concentration of talent ever seen in any dramatic performance. A brilliant ritualistic wedding was celebrated Thursday afternoon at Christ Cathedral, Reading, Pa. It was the marriage of Miss Katharine Scott Woodward, the only daughter of the late Supreme Justice Woodward, and Mr. Frank Pcrlcy Howe, son of Rt. Rev. M. A. De "Wolff Howe, Bishop of the Central Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. The State Supreme Court, bitting in Harrisburg, ad journed, in order to allow four of its judges to at tend. They all arrived at noon with Governor Hoyt's private secretary. By two o'clock the cathedral was well lighted, the lights burn ing low and the organist intoning a num ber of operatic airs. A canopy led from the door of the Cathedral to the curb, and over heavy Brus sels, lying on the pavement, a large representation of the wealth and fashion of Pennsylvania gaily tripped, while the thermometer was bobbing among the nineties in the shade. Abroad carpet and flowered walk also led from the bride's resi dence to the curb. The ushers in the Cathedral were Mr. Hazlett, of New York; Mr. Paul, of Philadelphia; Mr. Leighton Howe, brother of the groom, of Reading; and Mr. Gustav Endlich, of Reading. Upon the ar rival of the bridal party the ushers led the way up the main aisle, while the organ btilliantly pealed forth the " Coronation March " from Meyerbeer's Prophet. The bridesmaids were: Miss Hoyt, the daughter of Governor Hoyt ; Miss Alice Buckalew, daughter of the Hon. Charles R. Bucka lew; Miss Annie M. Stewart, of Reading, and Miss Arnctt, of Philadelphia. The bride, a beautiful petite brunette, was dressed in a robe of white hand-embroidered crepe, trimmed with Duchcsse lace, and white tulle veil. She leaned upon the arm of her brother, Warren Woodward, esq., of Scranton. The bridesmaids were in white embroidered mull, white Leghorn hats, with waving white plumes, and carrying dainty baskets of white flowers. The groom, ac companied by a son of Rev. Dr. Duanc, of New York, came from the vestry and met the bride at the foot of the chancel, where she was given away by her brother. The dean of Christ Cathedral per formed the first part of the ceremony after the full Episcopal order, and then Bishop Howe, the father of the groom, in full robes, joined the hands of the young couple and finished the ceremony. The wedding party withdrew to the music of Men delssohn's "Wedding March, and for half an hour after the chimes in the belfry rang merrily, pro ducing the Wedding March from Saul, the Nup tial Waltz, Linden's Marriage Bells, and other se lections. A magnificent reception followed, und the newly-made husband and wife departed on a wedding tour. The groom is connected with one of the great iron firms of Danville, Pa. At a fashionable wedding in St. Ignatius' Church, New York, Thursday, the bride deviated from the customary orange flowers and white robe by ap pearing in n dress of garnet satin and brocade, with diamond ornaments, and a hat composed wholly of daisies. Ex-President Hayes has just been clceted a vice president of the American Bible Society, Tlie Next Cninpalcn in Ohio. Governor Foster, of Ohio, left for Xew York last night. His friends say that he is confi dent of receiving the Republican nomination for the Governorship of Ohio at the Cleveland conven tion in June next, and that he will be elected without a doubt. One of the Governor's party was asked if it was true that Mayor Means, of Cincin nati, was likely to be the Dcraociatic candidate for Governor. "No," was the reply, "but ex-Senator Thurman is prominently spoken of in this connection. I do not believe, however, that he will return from Europe in time to enter the race. The man most likely to get the Democratic nomination is Theodore Cook, a wealthy citizen of the State who is anxious to make the contest, and would make an excellent governor. As to his chances of election, that of course is a matter of opinion." o A Little Bit ofa Fellow. Professor Lewis Swift telegraphs from Rochester to Professor Baird that on Thursday morning Mr. Barnard observed a comet in.Pegasus right ascension twenty-two hours and fifty-nine minutes, declination north fourteen degrees and twenty-four minutes. This comet is small but bright, and is movingslowly toward the Northwest. Tyler After an Ofllce. It was rumored last night that ex-Postmaster Tyler, ot Baltimore, is an applicant for the position of Third Auditor of the Treasury Depart ment, and that his appointment is being strongly urged by A. Worth Spates, esq., a prominent Mary land politician, who, it is said, has been in the city several days looking after the matter. The 3Ionetry Conference. London, May 14. The Times' dispatch from Paris says the German delegates at the mone tary conference adyise America, France, Italy, aud Holland to come to an understanding together as to whether they will have unlimited coinage of silver on the basis of 15 to 1, the other states en gaging to observe certain conditions, the principal of which will be not to coin gold pieces or issue paper below ten francs in value, and to improve the fineness of their larger silver coins. WHAT THE CAUCUS DID. Tbo Conrereae Yesterday Xollifac Ae coniplfIied Speculations. The Republican caucus met again yes tordry morning, bT.wwas slimly attended, many of the Senators not arriving until late, owing to the warm weather. The "discussion was taken up where it was left off at the last caucus. There was a continuation of .the talk of making everything as harmonious as possible among the Republican Senators. When the hour of noon arrived scarcely more than half tiie'Senators were present. Several of them were encQuraged by the conference to hope that a satisfactory adjustment may yet be effected. During the conference attention was called to the fact (which has .quite generally been lost sight of) that the action taken by the caucus last week in regard to the contested cases extended no fur ther than to provide- that they should not be brought before the Senate until after clearing the docket of uncontested business, and various Senators to-day announced that from and after the time wheli this clearance shall be effected (which is apparently very near at hand) they will not enter Into any agreement or understanding in regard, to any contested nomination, bnt will hold themselves-free to move for prompt action upon all such cases in ncccordance with their individual judgments, and restricted only by the rules of. tlie f'eiate. In view of thes,e announcements it is considered improbable that any attempt wiU be made to obtain caucus action on the subject, and, unless the controversy in regard to the Robertson nomination be averted by some other meatus it will doubtless be brought before the Senate. Mon after the intervening business shall have been disposed of. The caucus adjourned, subject to he call of the chairman. A stricter view in this matter is entertained to the following effect:' It is the caucus agreement that no nomination shall be considered to which any Republican Senator from the State concerned objects. Some statements have been made that if the caucus does not rescind this rule Senators will be at liberty to disregard it, now that the uncon tested cases have been disposed of. No such quali fication was attached to the original caucus agree ment, and the claim Jthat Senators arc now free from the caucus obligation does not appear to emanate from any Senator. ' t MRS. GARFIELD'S ILLNESS. A Case of Typhoid Tcrer Mcr Condition XiUftt Xictit. Mrs. Garfield was resting quietly last evening, with the prospect of passing a comfort able night. She is, however, very ill, and the changes in her condition are watched for with great anxiety by the medical attendants. She has now been confined to her bed for a -week, but it jwas only during the past few days that the. physicians discovered that Mrs. Garfield was ill with typhoid instead of mala rial fever. This discovery added very much to tho anxiety of the family. Dr. Boyntou, of Cleveland, who has attended Mrs. Garfield, was at once summoned, and arrived Thursday evening. After consultation with Mrs. Dr. Edson and Dr. X'ope, arrangements were made for securing quiet about the White House. The front gates were closed, and no car riages were allowed to approach the house. Mrs. Garfield has been at tlifies delirious, and Dr. Pope, while speaking encouragingly of her present con dition, said last evening that she would not be able to be moved for six weeks. Two physicians remain constantly at tile bedside of the patient, while Dr. Pope makes irequent visits. The President is very much worried nnd plainly shows the effects of the anxiety of thUjJpast week. There is no questioa but what Mrs. Garfield has been and is now very sick, but it Is pleasant to add that her present condition is not dangerous. AFFAIRS IN RUSSIA, The Arrested Jfiuillst Terrible Maltreat ment of the Jons. St. Petersburg, May 13. The Nihilist arrested here recently, charged with complicity in the murder of the Cmr niid with preparing the Little Garden street mi3e, isanavaloflicer. He was alsp an accomplice xf tlsc, Nihilists who caused the explosion at" the Winter Palace in Fcbmary, 18S0, and is charged with having stolen from the Government magazines a quantity of dynamite. The Golos states that quiet has been restored at Kieff. The people who suffer most arc mechanics, small traders, and retired sol diers. There arc 1,800 destitute families at the barracks. The wife of Governor-General Drentelen has formed a committee for their relief. Disturbance also occurred at Boyarti and Vasilkoff. The mob threw stones at a train bearing Jewish refugees, and the engineer declined to proceed, fearing the train would be upset. Reinforcements of infantry and dragoons have arrived in the disturbed districts. Most of the necessaries of life have risen to a high price. At Kuba, in the Caucasus, fifty-three persons escaped from jail. They were pursued, when seventeen of them were killed and three recaptured. The others made good their escape. At Os troff, during the last four days, six hun dred railway workmen have been rendered homeless and arc starving, owing to the in competency and the disorganization of the railway authorities. TUNIS AND FRANCE. A Trenly Signed nnd the Impending War Over. Paris, May 13. In the senate to-day Premier Ferry announced that a Franco-Tunisian treaty wassigned yesterday. It assures to France the right to occupy positions which the French mili tary deem necessary for the maintenance of order and the security of the frontier and the coast. France guarantees the Bey security of person, state, and dynasty aud the maintenance of actu ally existing treaties between regency and Euro pean powers, the Bey not to conclude an- new in ternational convention without an understanding with France. The French diplomatic agents abroad will be charged with the protection of Tunisian interests. The financial system of Tunis will be regulated by France, in concert with the Bey, to secure the better working of the adminis tration of the regency. A subsequent convention will determine the amount and the mode of collection of the war indemnity to be levied upon the rebellious tribes and guar anteed by Tunis. The Bey undertakes to prohibit the importation of arms and ammunition on the coast south of Tunis. M. Ferry said the text will shortly be submitted. He hoped the Chambers would ratify the treaty which guarantees the se curity of French interests and attains the object for which the expedition was undertaken. CAPITAL JOTTINGS. The national hank-notes received for redemption yesterday amounted to ?230,000. The receipts of the Government yes terday were: From customs, S7fc6,499.S8; internal revenue, 568,131.91. The following postmasters were nom inated vestcrday by the President: William H. Stevenson, jr., at Rutherford, N. J.; F. B. Pratt, at Canton, Miss.; Elizar B. Harrison, at Fayctteville, Ark. Senator Edmunds succeeded yester day in securing a pair, and left last night for Ver mont. He will not return to Washington until the next regular session of the Senate in December next. Maria Montresor Patterson, wife of Rear-Admiral Patterson, U. S. N., and daughter of the late Colonel R. D. Wainwright, U. S. M. C, died yesterday morning at her residence, "2001 0 street northwest. The Secretary cf the Treasury has decided to give a hearing to importer-, and Ameri can iron manufacturers on Wedtie-id.jy, the ISth instant, at ten a. m., on the subject of the duty on iron tank-plates and car truck channels. Among those who saw the President yesterday were Senators Lamar, Kellogg, and Pugh; Representatives Manning nnd Dezendorf, with friends; General Slaughter, of Alabama; Collector B. B. BotLs, of Virginia, and ex-Governor Picrrepont, of Virginia. Sir Edward Thornton has unofficially commuuicatcd to the Secretary of State, and to his colleagues of the Diplomatic Corps, the fact that he has accepted the tender of ther British cmbassy to Russia. He has not yet been advised when he will be expected to take his departure for his new post, and his formal leave-taking of the President will be postponed until that time. The Weather To-Dny. For the iRdiUe Atlantic Stales, including the DWrirf of Columbia, partly cloudy utuiher and ligltt local rains, northeast to sout!tcal icindx, s'irMfcJI in temperature, rising, followed byfalungbfirtrnclcr. The temperature yesterday was as follows: 7 a. m., 79 ; 11 a. m., 91; 2 p. m., 95; 3 p. m., lO3 ; 9 p. m.,82; lip. m., 79; maximum, 95.3C; minimum, 75.G. AT BLADENSBURG. THE OLD HISTORIC TOWN VISITED. An Old Tobeeco Port The EAsttrn Branch and Big Schooners A Fashionable Plee or To Olden Time The Battle Dads and Duelling Ground. If one happens to drop a hint shout a contemplated visit to Bladensburg, they may be pretty sure of seeing a derisive smile upon the face of the hearer, followed usually by all sorts of Ironical suggestions; but just "why this is so Is not apparent. It is a pretty little town, nestled among the hills, rather old-fashioned it Is true, and rather quiet and sleepy ; but this is the very thing which makes it attractive, and apart from the natural beauties there are so many delightful old .houses, historical memories, and interesting stories connected with the place one may enjoy a visit to it very much. The town was settled about 1750, and took its name from Thomas Bladen, who was Governor of Maryland in 1742. The land origin ally belonged- to the Calvert estate, which at that time was called Yarrow, and sixty acres of it .were deeded to the town. It was a place of consider able importance in the latter part of the last cen tury. There was no Washington of any account at that time, and BLADnNSBUKa AND GEOBGETOWJf had all the trade of the surrounding country; the land was very productive, and large quantities of crain and tobacco were raised. The Eastern Branch, upon which the town is situated, at the head of tidewater, 'was a very different stream from what it is to-day; large sloops and schooners ascended the stream and took in and discharged their cargoes at the wharves. There were several large warehouses, and merchants were busy an" day buying and selling tobacco and other com modities. As late as 1832, Mr. Hyatt's schooner, the- Red Rover, left this port laden with ninety hogsheads of tobacco; at Alexandria and George town the cargoes were transferred to ships, and from there were taken to foreign countries. In this way a brisk trade was opened with .Scotland, and the wonderful stories of the productiveness of this part of America induced many of the Scotch to come over and settle in it. The Eastern Branch was formerly KNOWN AS THE ANACOSTIA, and took Its name from a tribe of Indians, who, at one time, had their wigwams along its banks. There is something very strange about the stream, and to sec it now one can hardly imagine a boat any larger than a canoe had ever ascended it. At present one might leap across it if they tried right bard, and the small boy can easily wade across it. Above the town it is still more shallow, and is nothing more than a sparkling brook, rushing merrily over the pebbly bottom. At this season there are a number of small fish to be seen, and boys, with long switches in hand and legs bare to the knees, wade in und strike them lightly, and then pick them up with the hand rather a pe culiar mode of fishing. Bladensburg was at one time A FASinONABLE TI.ACE. , The belles and beaux fiom the surrounding coun try often met in the ball-room to spend the even ing in the mazy dance and enjoy flirtations be neath the soft light of the moon. Before the days of railroads it was a post-town, and the old inn which was so popular at that timeis still standing. One can almost fancy the scenes that were to be witnessed daily upon that long porch, where planters, merchants, politicians, and here and thercau African face were waiting the arrival of the stage, and the pompous Jehus, with a blast from the bugle and crack of the whip, gAcefully hand ling the ribbons, would dash up in grand style to the door. The battle which took place near the town Au&ust 14, 1814, and in which the American forces were so disastrously defeated, made the place historical. The oldest inhabitant points out the exact spot where this battle was fought, the old bridge over which the British crossed into tlie town, the chimney in which A CANNON BALL WAS EMBEDDED, the house used by the enemy as a hospital and many ether things. There arc n -number of the' original houses still standing, undone need only to look at the sloping roofs, the tiny windows, and the heavy brass knockers upon the front door to be convinced of their antiquity. On Sand street there is an old brick house standing back from the street a little way, into which Sir William Wood was carried severely wounded on that eventful 14th day of August. Near the hoiuse there was a large willow tree, and, after he began to recover, he was in the habit of sitting under it and enjoyed the grateful shade which it afforded. WHEN HE RETURNED TO ENGLAND he took a long twig of this tree with him to plant near his own house, but he found American roots in English soil did not flourish as well as English roots planted in American soil, for it did not grow. Since that time, whenever his countrymen visit Washington, they all want to be taken to Bladens burg, and would usually cut a twig from the tree as a memento. The many cuttings and the weight of years were too much for the old tree and it has now disappeared. Years after the war Sir "William visited America and spent a week at "Blenheim," the charming residence of Mr. Lowndes. This place is about HALF A MILE TROM BLADENSBCRG, and was built aboutthc year 1800. It has a beauti ful lawn, shaded with a number of line old forest trees. The duel between Mr. Gardiner and Mr. Campbell was fought directly opposite this house, and the latter, falling wounded, was carried into the mansion and kindly cared for. "Cloudland" is another fine residence on the edge of the town, and an iron plate in the fire-place of the reception room bears the date 1709. The view from the front porch is perfectly beautiful ; the rooms arc spacious, the hall wide, and the whole house very pretty. Mr. Dick, a Scotch merchant, lived in it many years ago, and wns probably the original pro prietor. Captain Hunter, of the United States navy, lived in it at the beginning of the late war. He resigned his position to take up the Southern cause, leaving his beautiful home and many rare and valuable articles collected while an officer in the navy among them . THE FIRST UNITED STATES FLAG planted upon the soil of Japan. Captain Newman occupied the house for a time during the war, and this flag was kept flying every day before the front-door. The Presbyterian church was form erly a mile or two from the town, but was removed a few years ago to the centre of the village, leaving the grave-yard in the old place. There are many very old graves in it, and soldiers of three wars are buried there. The first duel ever fought in the vicinity of Bladensburg was fought in this grave yard. William Wirt, the author of that facinating book tlie "Life of Patrick Henry "first saw the light in this old town. Near the bridge, and not far from ttye turnpike, there is a famous spring, the water of which is cool and delicious and strongly impregnated with iron. During the late war the country around was one great military camp, and .the soldiers, on the lookout for good water, having once TASTED OF THIS SrRING, would come several miles for the water sometimes with four-mule teams and barrels to haul it to camp. Upon one occasion, while one of these teams was crossing the railroad, the engine came thundering along, struck one mule and carried it off, leaving the balance of the team uninjured. The driver was so frightened he leaped from his seat, took to the fields, and has never been seen nor heard of from that day to this. The dueling ground has made Bladensburg notorious, and over this part of its history it would be kindness to draw a veil. Too many valuable lives, have been sacri ficed, too many loving hearts have been made to ache in obedience to an erroneous interpretation of "the code," and there is satisfaction in the knowledge that more than thirty years have posse'd since i -SO-CALLED "AFFAIR OF HONOR." At present there is very little business transacted in the old town. There is a hotel, a blacksmith shop, a grocery store, and a druggist who was born in the place aud has spent his whole Kfe of sixty years there. A low brick building, w ith a cupola on it, has a sign over the doorinseribed "Bladens burg Academy," showing that, although business is at a standstill, the advancement of the youthful mind still goes on. About one mile from the town is " Rivcrsdale," the Calvert mansion. This house is erroneously supposed to have been the family residence of Lord Baltimore ; but the house was really built, or rather commenced, by a wcalthy gentlemen from Belgium named Henry J. Stier. Having a very pretty daughter, Mr. Calvert fell in love with ber and married her, and then completed the house and resided there with his wife. The house is about a hundred years old, and is after the style of an Italian villa. The rooms are large and the ceilings are very high. The grounds were at one time very handsome, and were well stocked with deer, and all the surround ings were in accord with the generous style of liv ing of the owners. Many distinguished men from Washington were in the habit of visiting there during the lifetime of the late Charles Calvert, esq., and Henry Clay wrote the Missouri compro mise Dill under this roof. DUE TO KANSAS. Ah XateretlBr Cue. Before lite First Comptroller. In April, 1878, the Commissioner of the General Land Office reported to the First Comp troller of the Treasury that there was due from the United States to the State of Kansas S190.000 for five percent proceeds of Indian reservations sold In that State. First Comptroller, now Gov ernor Porter, held the matter under consideration until May. 1880, when he decided that the money was due td the State, and it was reported to Con gress for an appropriation. This is the claim that figured so extensively during the campaign of last fall. On March 31, 1881, Congress approved the claim, and appropriated money to pay it. The claim then come to Judge Lawrence for payment. He found that Kansas had never paid the 570,000 ap portioned to the State by the direct tax act of Au gust 5, lSCl. There had been credited on this 570,000, the amount of 59,000 for war expenses paid by Kansas during the rebellion, leaving SC1.000 unpaid. The State of Kansas employed ex-Governor Crawford, of that State, and Mcssr1. Shclla bargcr and Wilson, who argued the case before the First Comptroller; claiming that the direct tax was not a debt of tlie State, but a tax chargeable upon the lauds of individual citizens, and that no offset could be made by reason of the tax so apportioned. The counsel also claimed that the five per cent, fund due Kansas could not be made the subject of an. offset either, because by compact it was devoted to a perpetual school fund for the State. For the past two days Judge Law rence has been engaged in preparing a decision on the cose, which, he' says, involves a number of questions ot great importance, not presented by counscl, but which havcnrisen during the course ofthe preparation of the decision. The counsel have made application to be further heard with a view to arguing the new features, and the first comptroller will hear them to-morrow, after which his decision will be completed. THE FIVES AND SIXES. Amounts Received at lle Treasury Tlie Itetlcemlnj; Procejw. On Alay 1 there were outstanding S45C.O22.0D0 in five per cent, bonds, series or ISsi, including registered and coupon, and also those embodied in the one hundred and first call, issued by Secretary" Sherman, which had not been re deemed. Of the 825,000,000 embraced in the one hundred and first call there remains outstanding but 810,257,400, 85,910,950 having been redeemed since May 1, at which time there were S1S,19?,350 outstanding. The total amount of five per cents outstandihg to-day is therefore 8150,031,100, which amount includes registered and coupon and called and uncalled bonds. Under the one hundred and third call for bonds, which was issued by Secretary Windom yesterday, the first ofthe five per cents, received for continu ance at three and a half per cent, will be the lost to be redeemed by call under section 3 of the act of 1870, which requires that the last num ber issued shall be the first called for redemption. There were received at the Depart ment yesterday $21,507,500 of registered five per cents., to be continued under the terms of the cir cular of yesterday at three and a-half per cent The bulk of this amount came from national banks. Treasury officials arcof the opinion that the large amount received is due to the anxiety of holders to get their bonds in before the limit of the amount to be continued is reached. Others think that the large amount of receipts yesterday is due to the fact that the first numbers of the continued bonds issued will be the last called for redemption. The sixperccntscontinue to arrive for extension at three and a half per cent. It is estimated to-day that there are not more than twenty millions of the scries outstand ing, and, when the transactions ill Europe are heard from, it is considered that there will be very few, if any, ofthe bonds left for redemption. Army anil .Vavy Promotion. Tlie President sent the following itrmy and navy promotions to the Senate yesterday: Army Second Lieutenant William J. Turner, Sec ond Infantry, to be first lieutenant. Navy Frank Thompson, of Louisiana, to be a chaplain ; Passed Assistant Engineer James. Butterworth, to be a chief engineer; AssistantEngineer Alfred B. Can agatobe a passed assistant engineer; Passed As sistant Surgeon Andrew M. Moore to be a surgeon: Lieutenant E. S. Houston to be a lieutenant com mander; Lieutenant B. L. tales to be a lieutenant commander; Master II. R.Tvler to bo a lieutenant: Master J. II. Bull to be a lieutenant; Ensign II. F. Reich to be a master; Enign Lucian Flynne to be a master; Midshipman A. W. Dodd to be an en sign; Midshipman G. W. Dentield to be an ensign ; Lieutenant Commander Lewis Clark to be a com mander. 1 Don Pardee and Oilier Confirmed. On motion of Mr. Dawes, it was or dered that when the Senate adjourn yesterday it be to meet on Monday next; and then (at 12:05) the Senate went into executive session and con firmed the following nominations : Don A. Pardee, to be circuit judge for the fifth judicial district. Postmasters George K. Gilman, at Richmond, Va.; Jerome H. Free, at Adrian, Mich.; J. C. Dick, at Marshall, Kan.; W. W. Lambert, at Brackcttsrillc. Tex. Malachi Kiebs, to be receiver of public moneys at Boise City, Idaho ; Moses M. Bainc, to be receiver of public moneys at Salt Lake City, Utah. When the doors were reopened at one o'clock the Senate adjourned until Monday. Confirmations and a Withcirnivnl. The Senate in executive session yester day confirmed the following nominations : Post masters: George K. Gilman, at Richmond, Va.; Jerome II. Free, at Adrian, Mich.; J. C. Dickey, at Marshall, Kas.; W. W. Lambert, at Brackettsville, Tex.; Malachi Kiebs, receiver of public moneys at Boise City, Idaho; Moses M. Banc, receiver of public moneys at Salt Lake City, Utah. The President sent a message to the Senate yestcrday withdrawing the nomination of Lewis Wallace as charge d'affuirs at Paraguay and Uruguay, at his own request. 5'pc .tlarslial. and Recorder. The President sent the following nomi nations to the Senate yesterday: Charles E. Henry, of Ohio, to be United States marshal for the Dis trict of Columbia, vice Frederick Douglass, nomi nated as Recorder of Deeds ; Frederick Douglass, ofthe District of Columbia, to be Recorder of Deeds in the District of Columbia, vice George A. Sheri dan, resigned ARMY CHANGES. The leave of absence granted First Lieutenant W. W. Daugherty, Twenty-second In fantry', In special orders No. 05, May 'i, lbSl, De partment of Texas, is extended eleven months. The journey performed by Major Gen eral J. M. Schofield, United States Army, upon the di scontinuance of the Military Division of the Gulf, from New Orleans, La., to New York City, v" Washington, D. C, is approved by the Secretary ,. War. First Lieutenant A. E. "Wood, Fourth Cavalry'i is transferred from Troop G to Troop B of that regiment, vice First Lieutenant F. D. Grant. Fourth Cavalry, who is transferred from Troop B to Troop G. Lieutenant Wood will join his proper troop. Leave of absence for one year, with permission to go beyond sea, to take effect upon being relieved from duty as professor of military science and tactics at the Ohio State University, is granted First Lieutenant Luigi Lomia, Filth Ar tillery. So much of paragraph 2, special orders No. 1S2, August 13, ISftI, Department and Army of the Tennessee, as discharged Major Gilmuu C. Nudgett, Third Iowa Cavalry Volunteers-, is amended to read Major Gilman C. Mudgctt, Third Iowa Cavalry Volunteers. Captain V. A. Elderkin, commissary of subsistence, now at Little Rock, Ark., will, upon the completion of the duties on which he is en gaged under the instruction of the Commissary General of Subsistence, proceed, via Fort Leaven worth, Kansas, to Cheyenne, W. T., and assume the duties Of depot commissary of subsistence at tbat place, reporting by letter to the commanding general,-Department of the Platte. First Lieutenant W. M. Black. Corps of Engineers, will be relieved from duty under the orders of Licuteuunt-Colonel W. P. CraighHl, Corps of Engineers, on receipt of this order, and will report in person to Major W. E. Merrill, Corps of Engineers-, itt Cincinnati, Ohio, for temporary duty in local charge of Davis Island Dam. Ohio River, during the absence of First Lieutenant F.A. Mahan, Corps of Engineers. By direction of the Secretary of War a board to consist of Surgeon R. H. Alexander, Surgeon C. T. Alexander, and Assistant Surgeon it. II. White will assemble at the United States; Mili tary Acadcmv, West Point, N. Y., on June 1 proxi mo, or as soon thereafter as practicable, to ex amine into the physical qualifications ofthe mem bers ofthe graduating class und the candidates for admission to the academy. The following-named officers will re port In person to the commanding general Depart ment of West Point, August IS, 1SS1, for duty at the United States Military Academy : Captain M. P. Miller, Fourth Artillery; Captain W. S. Stanton, Corps of Engineers: First Lieutenant E. B. Fuller, Seventh Cavalry: First Lieutenant Arthur Murmy, First Artillery; First Lieutenant G. McC. Derby, Corps of Engineers. The officers named will be relieved from theirrcspoctive duties in time to en able them to comply with this order. A CRISIS REACHED. THE NOMINATION OF ROBERTSON Discussed by the Buffalo ' Commercial Autcr- tlser" An Apple of Discord Thrown into the BanJts of the Republican Party In h'ew York by Garfield. A crisis has been reached in tlie career of the Republican party when all of its true friends should be ready to make every sacrifice for harmony. The fatuity with which leading Re publican papers, outside of New York, are trying to foment trouble within this State, is simply un accountable. What do they expect to gain ? New York is more than a " doubtful " State ; a? the po litical lines arc now drawn, it is the "-pivotal " State. In the last campaign the Republicans de rived advantage from Democratic dissension. They then presented a solid front to a distracted, divided enemy. THROW THE .lPPLE OF DISCORD Into the Republican camp, and it may safely be predicted that the Democracy will devise some plan for coming together. Now, whatever may havebcen the intention of the administration, it is a fact that the course it has pursued with refer ence to the Federal appointments in this State has led to grave apprehensions for the harmony of the Republican organtotion in this State. It Is a fact that cannot be disputed that the nomination of Judge Robertson for the best, place within tho President's gift came like a thunderbolt upon the recognized leaders of the party organization In New York. The gentleman upon whom this honor was conferred has for years been a determined, uucompromising opponent of the distinguished Republicans who are SELECTED AS LEADERS by a majority of the members of the party. A good place was made for Judge Robertson : tho President resorted to an unusual expedient to find room for him: and this was done without consul tation with the Republican leaders, who, from the rank thoy hold in the party, at least had a right to expect that the President would notify them that such action in Judge Robertson's favor was to be taken. Senator Conkling regarded such action as designed to insult him ; and that he was justified in so regarding it is attested by the fact that as soon as Judge Robertson's nomination was made, the enemies ofthe Senator within the State and out of it declared in o many words tbat it was " a slap in Conkling lace;" that the "Boss" had been " humiliated :" that Mr. Garfield INTENDED TO SHOW CONKLING who was to be President and other taunts of this character that would have goaded ony man into a feeling of mortification and resentment. The nomination was ill-advised. Whatever the motives that inspired it may have been, the result is that it endangers the harmony of the Republi can organization in the very State where harmony is indispensable if the National Republican or ganization wants to control the situation. In such a crisis, the Commercial, having above every other consideration the welfare and success of the Re publican party, is for peace. The friends of the President SHOULD BEAK IX 3HND that this is not an issue in which the administra tion and tlie senior Senator from New York are the ouly parties interested. Judge Robcrtson's' nomination was most distasteful to Senator Piatt one of the sfauuehest Republicans within the party's ranks and to Vice-President Arthur to day the most popular man in the Republican party within the limits cf this State. That nomination was received with deep regret by the great ma jority of the Republicans who had the honor of representing their party at the Chicago Convention. THAT NOMINATION WAS A SURPRISE. and a mortification to ninety out of every hundred of the active men in the New York Republican or ganization the men who run the "machine:" they arc not ashamed to admit it. This must be remembered by those who are urgingthe President to push the confirmation of Judge Robertson rc- 1 gardless of consequences. On the other band the Commcrci'a" is not of those who advise the Repub lican leaders to make the administration bend or break. Senator Conkling holds a position where he can make overtures in the direction of har mony without sacrifice of political prestige. It is making Judge RnberLson too important. POLITICALLY AND PEltsONALLY, to have the future harmony of the State Republi can organization turn upon the disposition that may be made of his nomination as collector at New York. We would regret to see either tho President or the Senator refusing to meet half way. Among the Republicans who are vehement in support of Robertson's nomination there are unquestionably many who would be extremely chagrined if it did not lead to a break between the President and the senior Senator from New York. That is what they are after. With tliem the one great object of political life is "ANYTHING TO BEAT CONKLING." But the Senator can aflbrd to despise these bitter personal enemies. He has met them often before, and easily put them aside when their opposition, became annoying. The administration and tho Senator are under obligations mutually to the active, working Republican organization in New . York ; and it is not from that organization that the cry comes of " War to the knife!" If there is war within the Republican ranks here, the or ganization in every part ofthe Union will sutler. WILL IT PAY, THEN, to have war? In a conflict with the enemy the Commercial would advise war to the end warto the "last ditch." But when the contest is in tho ranks of thoe whoought to be at peace who must be at peace if they expect success or even vitality as an organization then we advise compromise and concession, and in compromise and conces sion, under such circumstances, there is no dis honor. It is not an Issue now of personal pride. It is an issue of party peace and supremacy, and those who owe to the party the positions that give them justification of personal pride should be pre pared to make heroic self-sacrifice for the party's welfare. llujfalo Commercial Advertiser. A Scoundrel in Peimy!vsiilti. Pittstox, Pa., May 13. B. F. Gethings, of this place, who was arrested in New York city yesterday on a charge of having indecently as saulted two little girls, arrived here in charge of Detectives O'Brien and Brown this evening. It appears that Gethrings enticed the two little girls into his room at the Butler House, after which he locked the door and nailed down the windows, and then committed the assault, making threats to the little girls if they exposed him. Intense excitement prevails this evening, and the prisoner wouta have undoubtedly been lynched by indignant people had not the detectives used the precaution to stop the train half a mile below tho town aud escort the prisoner to a place of safety. He was then conveyed privately to the office of the justice of the peace, who committed him to prison without bail. Was It Foul riay? Fredericksburg, Va., May 13. The au thorities of Caroline County have commenced an investigation of the ciicumstances of the death of Major Charles Morns Smith, formerly ctlitorof tne Richmond Whig, which occurred about two inunthji ago, and was reported at the time as caused by tWo accidental overturning, upon him ofa vchytle in which he traveled to Port Royal. The object of the investigation is to set at rest rumors wluich have been widely circulated that Major Smith as dead before the time of the accident. Addison Giles, the colored driver of the conveyance, Ie't here to-da' in charge of the sherift of Carolina County, and W. B. Matthews, the traveling comi panion of Mr. Smith, has been s-immoucd to at-' tend. California Politic. San Francisco, May 13. The extra session of the Legislature at noon to-day ad journed fine die. The tax-levy bill passed will materially increase the rate of State taxation, making it probably about threc-fonrths of one percent. The appropriation bill passed is nearly SoO.OOO in excess of that of last year. The appor tionment bills, either State or congressional, failed to pas, the Democrats, aided by Republicans in favor of Debriss bill, including Speaker Parks, voting against them. The road and highway bill, giving full power to city and county boards to levy taxes for street aud road purposes, passed both houses, was vetoed by the Governor, and this morning the senate sustained the veto. Tclccrapliie Consolidation. Milwaukee, AVis., May 13. It is reli ably stated that the consolidation of the Western Union and North Western telegraph companies has been etTected. The formal announcement will bo made by the end of this month. The Western Union absorbs the North Western, and the man agement will be the same as the Central Division ofthe Western Union, with its office at Chicago. n y I i s i - Trk;4 Saa&a. j--JU-. v