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THE DAILY .RECORD.UN
ru day: ...... FEBKIAKY 6. l.*«<*.
The San Francisco office of the Daily Recoei. UxiOS
and Weekly I'sio.i is at 208 Montgomery street. ;
NEWS OF THE MORNING.
is New York yesterday Government bonds were
quoted at 105 for 4s of 1907 ; 1031 for 5s of 1881;
10SJ for 4Js ; sterling, $4 _3@4 651; silver bats,
113} ; silver coin, J discount buying, par selling.
ge silver in London yesterday, 62 8-10; consols,
06 5-10; 5 per cent. United States bonds, 105 4s,
108J ;«i - nil- . y y -y
lx San Francisco half dollars are quoted at par ;
trade dollars, 96 buying, 90J selling; Mexican dol
tara, 96 buying, 96$ selling.
AT Liverpool yesterday wheat was quoted at 10s
@10s 9d for average California white, and 10s Ed
to lis id for club.
■ Ta_ SfVage Mining Company have levied an as
aessment of 60 cents, Dudley one of 25 cents, and
Hillside one of 30 cents per share.
• These was a steadier feeling in the San Francisco
mining share market yesterday morning, and a par
tial reaction from the lowest prices of Wednesday.
The best rate for Union Consolidated, however, was
$37 against $40 Wednesday. Belle Isle dropped to
75 cents Wednesday evening, and Bodie fell back to
99, after selling at Sli.
■■- The College of Propaganda at Rome gives 7,000
lire for the relief of the Irish.
. The steamer State of Alabama is aground in the
river Clyde, near Glasgow.
Rear-Adhiual Batsch, of the German navy, has
been promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral. ' - '
Cardinal Jacobini, Papal Nuncio at Vienna, is to
take the place of Cardinal Nina as Papal Secretary
A terrible famine prevails in Mesopotamia and
Kurdistan. : y y
Bullion in the Bank of England decreased £15,-
COO the past week.
Adolpu Boris, ex-Secretary of the Navy, died
yesterday at Philadelphia.
By the burning of a Chinese wash-house in San
Francisco yesterday ten persons lost their lives.
Tins British Parliament was ojiened yesterday by
the queen in person.
1; The Court house of Dallas county. Texas, was
burned Tuesday, together with many valuable
" Princess Louise and party arrived at Toronto
The number of men available for military duty in
the United States is stated by the Secretary of War
to be 6,516,758.
Fire at Biddeford, Me. ; also at Victoria, R. C.
The State Prison of Kentucky is reported by an
investigating committee to be in a shameful condi
John Snodorass was accidentally killed Tuesday
near Walla Walla, W. T., by the upsetting of a
'At _ Weston, W. T., Tuesday, William Ellis was
stabbed by A. B. Mackuy.
- W. C. Babcock was found dead in his bed yester
day at Cbico.
I The funeral of E. T. Reilly, at Chico yesterday,
was the largest that ever took place in that section.
I Judge Huntington, formerly of the' Court of
Claims, died yesterday at Hartford, Conn.
The funeral of the wife of Congressman Berry
was largely attended yesterday from the family res
idence near Nicolaus, Sutter county.
Eleven warrants have been issued and four ar
rests made at Lucan, Ontario, in connection with
the Donnelly massacre.
Near Columbia, S. C, Tuesday night, a man,
woman and six children were Durned to death.
Specie in the Rank of France increased 5,062,000
francs the past week.
Rev. J. N. Gallagher was yesterday consecrated
Bishop of Louisiana at New Orleans.
Further particulars are given tliis morning of the
recent railway calamity in France.
The nomination of John M. Morton as Internal
Revenue Collector fur the San Francisco District was
yesterday rejected by the Senate by a vote of 42
to 10. y..yy<.r*y:
. Tub Treasury Department yesterday purchased
375,000 ounces of silver for the Philadelphia, San
Francisco and New Orleans Mints.
Ix the Senate yesterday all the business was fin
ished at noon. Many bills were introduced, and a
large number passed.
Tiik Assembly held a night session last night, End
succeeded in disposing of a large number of bills.
THE THEATER PROPOSITION.
We yesterday printed two letters on this
matter ; one from an advocate of the pur
chase and reconstruction of the old theater,
and the other from an opponent of that
scheme. The arguments of the second cor
respondent appears to us to possess the
more weight. The reasons for building an
entirely new theater are in fact unanswer-
able. The old building is so weak and
dilapidated that it would not be safe unless
it was practically rebuilt, and even then its
location is such that it could never be made
dry and warm and safe as to egress. 7 We
" are decidedly of opinion that whatever is
done in this connection should be done with
the object of securing a new theater
which should be a credit to the city.
We do not believe that it is practicable to
make a satisfactory theater out of the
• old one ' with any expenditure, and
we believe that if this was attempted the
result will prove the unwisdom of endeav
• oring to meet new conditions by patching
! up an old and tumble-down structure,
which has not only been completely out
grown by the city, but which is handi
; capped by radical and incurable defects
. both of construction and situation. It is
much better to abandon all half-way prop
. ositions, and ascertain what can be effected
toward obtaining a new, handsome, well
appointed and perfectly safe theater. Such
' a building is certain to repay those who in
vest in it, indirectly as well as directly. It
is as much a practical requirement in a
- trading center as are clean and spacious
- streets, good lighting, sewers and drains,
water works, roomy and well-arranged
stores, good hotels, or any of the many
desiderata which distinguish progressive
and '■• enterprising communities ' from dull
and sluggish ones.
THE FAMINE IN IRELAND.
yy The famine in Ireland is assuming formi
dable dimensions, and the local means of
relief appear to be quite inadequate. The
whole world is therefore called upon for
aid, and everywhere thus far the response
■ has | been prompt and generous. The re
ports which reach us are unaccountably de
ficient in information of what the English
' Government is doing for the relief of the
sufferers. Either it is exhibiting an aston
ishing apathy, or its relief measures have
■ not been adequately reported. It is diffi
cult to believe that if, as is alleged, three
- hundred thousand people are in actual and
imminent danger of death from starvation,
no sufficient steps have been taken by the
authorities, who must possess the fullest in
. formation, to ' prevent 80 frightful an out
come. The reports, however, seem to mdi;
-; cate that a comparatively small sum has been
contributed .by the Government, nor does
•it \ appear ; certain : that Parliament is to
be ask eel for special appropriations. The
- wealth \ of .- England ._ ought t clearly '-. to be
drawn upon without stint at such a junct
ure. The pride of the country ought to
;. revolt from the idea of leaving the famish
* ing Irish to the chance relief of foreign gener
osity. '-. Parliament ; ought . to rise to the
emergency the first day of the session, and
take such measures that no matter what it
cost, no single ; life _in Ireland should be
lost ; through I starvation. ■' It . would be a
[ lasting disgrace , and infamy upon the En
glish name if at such a crisis any considera
'.tions ".whatever . were allowed to interfere
with the one imperative and , unmistakable
duty of the hour the prompt and effective
relief of suffering Ireland. : ' .
._, Sir ; George . Tucker Campbell ■ has said :
-. " A knowledge of : short-hand '■ is a capital
'. in ' itself, on k which f any youth | who . pos-
s esses it may confidently rely for support.
j I do I not know any.; branch 5 of } knowledge
•which so surely leads to remunerative and
THE PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION.
A The ■ proceedings 'of the \ Pennsylvania ■.
Republican State Convention have resulted
in putting General Grant i formally in" can- I
didature for the Presidency. Whether his ;
prospects have been strengthened or weak- ]
ened by this event is, however, a question
demanding careful consideration. The
theory of the Grant "boom" has been
from the first, that the people demanded
the nomination of the General, and that
the professional politicians had nothing to
do with it. The outcome of the Pennsyl
vania Convention, however, must be re
garded as destroying that theory com
pletely. ' Grant is here made to appear,
not as the unanimous choice of a popular
movement, but as the special candidate of
the Cameronuclique. The familiar political
manipulations have to be resorted to in
order to secure the instructions of
the Chicago delegates for him, and
it is only after a sharp contest and by a
small majority that his backers finally suc
ceed in their object. Clearly this is
not at all the kind of proceeding
the original theory of the Grant "boom"
demanded, and it seems questionable
whether Grant himself could afford to ac
cept such an introduction to the campaign
as fulfilling the conditions under which
alone it has been alleged that he would
accept the nomination. Certainly the
triumph of his supporters at Harrisburg is
not that pronounced and unmistakeable
kind of victory which marks a man out as
the Presidential choice of his party, and
which, coming at the beginning of a cam
paign, inspires succeeding Conventions
with enthusiasm and leads on, through
a series of hearty indorsements, to
the ratification of the National Con
vention. The Cameron party were
able to instruct delegates to Chi
cago, but they were not able to
give their action the significance which,
according to their programme, it
ought to have had. Blame developed for
midable strength, and his friends stood by
him so firmly as to force upon the public
the conviction that politicians at least by
no means regard the nomination of Grant
as being demanded by the majority of
the Republican party. The vote l33
ayes to 113 noes on the motion to instruct
the delegates, showed a working majority
for Grant, but not the kind of majority
called for in his interest by the circum
stances. The practical result of this test
of strength, in fact, seems to be little more
than a demonstration that in Pennsylvania
the Grant men are able to outvote the
Blame men. It does not indicate the ex
istence of any widespread belief in the
popularity of Grant as a Presidential can
. The most important effect of this test,
however, is to take < rant out of the category
of essentially popular candidates, and to
put him in the ordinary category of poli
ticians' candidates. It will be. perceived
instantly that if after this he should re
ceive the nomination, he could be said to
have owed it, not to his strength with
the people, but to the manipulations of the
Cameronians. Had the Harrisburg Con
vention given him anything approaching an
unanimous indorsement, the case would
have been very different ; but the third
term question was brought up in the Con
vention, debates upon it were had, resolu
tions condemning it were offered, and a
strong and well-marked opposition was
developed. It can therefore no longer
be alleged that General Grant is
singled but by any peculiar phenomena
for the nomination. The popular enthusi
asm idea melts away before the practical
test of strength, and the question of avail
ability comes to the front with enhanced
urgency. It is apparent that no data of a
positive or encouraging kind have been af
forded for estimates as to Grant's strength
at the polls, for the capture of a State Con
vention will not be accepted as furnishing
any trustworthy guidance in this respect.
What has been shown, however, is that
other candidates are resolved to contest
the nomination, and that one at least of
them already possesses enough strength to |
make it clear that the result of the Chicago
Convention is by no means a foregone con
clusion. It is possible that this first step in
the Presidential race may be regarded by
General Grant himself as an indication
that the representations made to him by
his friends have been over-colored, and
that there is too little certainty in the
enterprise to warrant its further prosecu
tion. We have, of course, no means of
knowing what General Grant is likely to
think of the matter, but it certainly must
appear to dispassionate observers that for
him to enter upon a third-term candida
ture, and then to fail in securing the nom
ination, would be a disaster and a humilia
tion not lightly to be encountered. The
doubt which the strength of the opposi
tion revealed must engender, of the policy
of presenting him to the people as a candi
date, is a question which the leaders of the
Republican Party are now called upon to
consider with due seriousness, moreover.
THE INSURANCE QUESTION.
In the attempts which are being made to
procure legislation more or less hostile to
foreign insurance companies, it docs not
seem easy to detect any element of defensi
ble public policy. The fundamental re
quirement of safe insurance is wide dis
tribution of risks. The security of insurers |
can be guaranteed in no other way. It is,
therefore, not for the interest of the public
that local insurance companies should
carry any very considerable proportion of j
State risks. If they do, and- if an exten
sive fire occurs,, the probability is that the
local companies will be bankrupt precisely
at the juncture when their services are
most needed. 'If all the inhabitants of a
town were mutually to insure one another,
it would be the same, in the event of a
general conflagration, as if none of
them had been insured. This is the
drawback under which local . insurance
companies always labor, . and because
this is so it is the interest of the State to
encourage the establishment of foreign
agencies, and thus to secure such a dis
tribution of risks as will insure the prompt
settlement of all losses, no matter how
heavy they may be. ' Nor are arguments as
to the . amount which foreign insurance
companies take from " the State lat all
relevant to the issue. Whatever it costs
to insure in foreign companies \is an in
dispensable outlay, and it is so because it
is impossible to obtain the same measure of
security in home companies, y The business
of insurance against fire and , marine losses
is not one which can be placed in [ the
category of those " native \. industries "
which it has so long been v the fashion , to
demand " protection " for. -J Protection can j
only be afforded them by withdrawing :it j
from the property of the . community, = and
that is a proposition which even the most ;
confirmed ■• disciple lot the ; late ] Henry j. C *
Carey would * shrink from y advocating.
There is no advantage to the public in the
aggrandizement of local . insurance compa
nies,' but on the contrary such : aggrandize
ment may • involve a ' distinct increase of J
danger and a distinct ' diminution !of se
curity for the risks J underwritten ;by such
corporations. ;It is not, ; therefore, a ques
tion of fair play or equity so much as it is
a question of public policy that is involved,
and ( the i unmistakable direction of ' that
policy is ' towards the ' removal of . all
hindrances to the "- free . competition -- of
foreign companies. .'
Any legislation tending to drive, these
foreign companies out of business would
deprive the public of protection, and in the
end would injure the local companies quite
as much as the rest of tha community.
Attempts to force foreign companies to in
vest a certain proportion of their capital in
this State are open to similar objections. A
wise policy requires that the assets of in
surance companies should be far removed
from their risks, so that both should never
be liable to the same casualties. ; But such
a law as is proposed would presumably re
sult in the investment of large sums of in
surance capital in San Francisco, and this
would result in weakening all the companies
carrying San Francisco risks. , It is much
better for insurers that the capital upon
which they must depend for the payment
of losses should be invested outside of the
State. Nothing can be gained by the op
posite policy, while itis obviously full of
danger. Again, it must be realized that
comparatively little home capital is in
vested in local companies, while the foreign
capital represented is very largo, as we
recently showed. The home companies
also are even now carrying risks which, if
we compare them with those borne
by the foreign corporations, are out of
all proportion to their capital, and
any increase of their I hazards would
therefore tend to make them less
secure. For the adequate ' protection of
the public insurance ought to be as free as
possible, and whatever legislation is had
should be directed rather to encouraging
the opening of new foreign agencies than
towards the hampering of those already
here. Members of the Legislature will do
well to remember that in this cause they
hold briefs for the people, and that they
cannot be justified in exposing the com
munity to unnecessary risks for the pur
pose of bolstering up local insurance com
panies, whose demands on this head are by
no means compatible with a due regard for
the public welfare.
A SPLENDID GIFT.
The New York Herald, or James Gor
don Bennett, its proprietor, heads a sub
scription for the 'lrish famine relief with
the splendid gift of one hundred thousand
dollars. No doubt this is a capital adver
tisement, but when all is said that can be
said on that score, the fact remains that it
is very much more than an advertisement.
If wealthy men and firms were in the
habit of bringing themselves into notoriety
by such benefactions as this, it would be bet
ter for civilization generally. Mr. Bennett
has deserved the thanks and admiration of
all men by his noble liberality on this oc
casion, and the recipients of his money will
be none the less relieved because the dona
tion also serves to give fame to a journal
which long since ceased to need any adven
titious aids to prosperity.
SAN FRANCISCO ITEMS.
FromourSan Francisco exchanges of February sth.]
Sub-Treasurer Sherman to-day redeemed
$22,000 in subsidiary silver.
The Tax-Collector's report for January
shows a total of taxes collected of $293,
Duties paid at the Custom House yester
day were $14,644 ■_.'-; making a total of
$57,961 90 for the month.
The wreck of the pilot-boat Confidence
has been found inside Fort Point, in about
thirty-five fathoms of water. The job of
raising her is thought to be impracticable.
There are SSO patients in the Almshouse,
and including the employes, there are 609
persons in the buildings. The institution
was intended to accommodate 525 inmates.
The British Consulate, No. 319 Califor
nia street, was broken into on Tuesday
night by thieves, who overhauled trunks
and boxes containing valuable papers, but
succeeded in getting away with nothing
beyond a box of cigars and a pair of new
To-morrow the Delegates from the vari
ous Woman's Christian Temperance Unions
throughout the State will meet in Grand
Central Hall. At the morning session sev
eral papers on temperance will be read, and
■in the evening addresses will be delivered
by workers in the cause of temperance.
The interest in the revival work at Me
tropolitan Temple is increasing. The place
could not nearly accommodate the people
who sought admission last night to hear the
new revival preacher and singer. One of
the peculiar features of their method is the
singing, which frequently and unexpect
edly breaks in upon the sermon.
The Mayor and Auditor went into the
Treasurer's office this morning and asked
to count the money on hand. Without de
ley the officers proceeded to the task, and
will finish some time to-night. It is esti
mated that the sum of §2,600,000 is on
hand. The process of counting consists of
handling the gold and silver pieces and
then weighing each to ascertain if the
weight is correct. . y y
. Lasses News. — A correspondent writ
ing from Susanville, under date of Feb
ruary Ist, says : ,
; Last Tuesday we had a fall of some two
inches of snow which improved the sleigh
ing, which was [fast disappearing . and
although not first-rate in the valley, it is
splendid in town. Since the fall of snow
the weather has been clear and intensely
cold, the thermometer in the morning rang
ing from six above to four below zero. The
middle of the days are sunshiny and en
durable; but, as soon as the sun sets, the
air becomes cold. This is having the effect
to kill large numbers of cattle, which are
dying in different portions of the county.
If the cold spell continues much longer
the loss of stock will be very large, as there
are many cattle in the county who have no
home but the bills, and for which their
owners never provide a pound of hay.
There are some hopes that diphtheria is
disappearing, there being no cases in town
just now, and but few in the valley. A
son of Captain C. A. Merrill, some 3 years
of age, died from that disease yesterday,
at Belfast, some 12 miles from here:. A.
Since the Ist day of January the hunt
ers have had excellent sport hunting " go
morkins," which are in large numbers
within a few. miles of town. .Those that
have seen the animals say they are as large
as a deer, same color, same sprightly hab
its, and it would be very hard to distin
guish their flesh from venison. While out
hunting these animals last Thursday, Win.
D. Minchler had bis feet frozen quite seri
Prospecting in Diamond mountain is be
ing prosecuted vigorously. ! Three tunnels
are being run on different claims, and it is
said that small veins or "feeders" have
been passed through, in which both "gold
and silver can be seen with the naked eye.
Owners are very sanguine that when the
main ledge is reached there will be rich de
velopments of mineral. y;
. The telegraph line is still down from here
to Taylorsville. .. ■' . y j
.". : The newest camels-h air shawls are dark -
| er in color, showing no magenta and but
j little white. v;, Valley of . Cashmere shawls,
| which are among the > finest imported, are
! designed in small ; figures \ and ? subdued
; colors. y Shawls with (India * borders show
open centers of plain scarlet or black. A
coarser grade of shawls,' and also a popu
lar one, is represented in India patterns by
the Decca shawls in chain stitch. Chudda
shawls come 'in gray, scarlet, bine, white
and all desirable plain colors. Striped In
dia shawls, both long and square, are sold
at prices below those of last season.; '
LAST NIGHTS DISPATCHES TO THE RECORD
"'-■-..-■ " UNION. " ■"'.:: ' yyy
MATTERS ; AT J WASHINGTON. !
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Rejection by the Senate of , the Ap
pointment of Morton.
PASSENGEBS PASSING :; OMAHA.
Comments Upon the Action of '; the Penn
v ■ '. ,■: .-■<- » ; r_;_, v ..y; .
DEATH OF EX-SECRETARY OF THE NAVY BORIE.
Shocking Condition of the Kentucky State
Prison. .--y :--:.,.- '.
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MISCELLANEOUS FOREIGN NEWS ITEMS.
Further in Regard to the Donnelly Mas
sacre in Ontario. .*..,.
Etc Etc 11.... ....:... ....Etc.
DOMESTIC KE.T9. - * : ' ; -
Comment* I'pon the Action ..lite l'< u_
sylvanin publican VJ .
Chicago, February 4th. — The Triltune't
Washington special says : ' It is known here
that lion Cameron was more interested in :
the Harrisburg Convention than in any-other
political event of his life. . When the Leeds-
McManes_ delegation was here, McManes
was not in favor of instructing for Grant,
and during an interview at Cameron's house -
the latter was greatly excited, and walked up
and down the floor in a great state of mind,
declaring that if he failed alt Harrisburg it
would be his political destruction. It was
no longer Grant, Blame or Sherman it was :
himself. Appeals were listened to, .and
McManes succumbed. The point is upper-,
most that all Cameron's' hard work only
saved defeat by six votes, as a change of that
number would have been fatal to Grant.
The victory is by no means a cause of re
Chicago, February sth.— The Tribune ed
itorially, after showing that it' was' a scram-'
ble and not a victory for Grant, says : * The'
Pennsylvania delegation therefore stands in
structed to cast its entire vote for General
Grant ; but it is believed that fully one-third
of the ■ delegates are Blame men, and that'
Blame will get every vote in the evertt of the
abandonment of the Grant movement either
before or during the session of the National
The Inter-Ocean says: The action of the
Pennsylvania Republican Convention yester
day gives the boom additional strength antl
places the Keystone State for Grant. The
results summed are that the delegation is in
structed to vote as a unit for Grant at Chi
cago, and that the action of Pennsylvania
must at least be a strong card for the .Grant
The Times only recites the - fdcts, with an
evident condemnation of the proceeding* at
Harrisburg. •'•.-•. ..".■'..* .-/.::.:'.';
Cincinnati, February sth.— The Enquirer
regards the result as deciding that Grant will
be anminated at Chicago. ' In case something
should intervene and Grant withdraw, Blame
would doubtless be the nominee. Sherman
stands no show. v£ '■ ■-■- _.. . . _• ,._ . _ .
The Commercial regards it as an injury to
Grant to force the real sentiment of the State
into the shade, but enjoins - Blame's support'
ers not to be downcast. .. -.*•.'*. ...io ...;.;.. 1
The Gazette takes the same grot^nds t ,
New York, February, "ith.— An. Albany
special to the Evening Post says': "The result
of the Pennsylvania Convention is Com
mented on by Republicans here with some
degree of caption. Outspokqa >Grantj men
approve, and are in favor of the New York
Convention following the example. They pay
that the action of the Harrisburg Convention
shows that Pennsylvania is for Grant, ami he
will, if nominated, cany that State with
ease. More conservative Republicans are re
luctant to criticise the result of the' Conven
tion. The Blame men predict trouble in the
New York Convention if the attempt ia per
sisted in to instruct the delegation iv favor of
Grant. '.'- ..ftTft
New York, February fit h. — if.— A staff
correspondent of the Tribune writes from
Harrisburg that tenths of the delegates
to the Convention were opposed to the nom
ination of Grant for President, and that the
exposure of the weakness of. the Grant move
ment was due to Cameron's determination to
secure the passage of a resolution of .instruc
tions. Interviews with several Republican .
and Democratic Congressmen are given.
Many of the Republicans members think
Grant's prospects were injured by the action
of the Convention. t .. _. <■ .'-.'..' "
Affairs nt Ihe National Capital. ,
[Special to the Record- Union.]
Washington, February sth.— The contest
over John M. Morton's nomination was
ended to-day in accordance with the uniform
predictions of these dispatches, except that
the majority against it proved not to be only
large, but absolutely overwhelming. Colonel
Holloway, Senator Voorhees and Assistant
Postmaster-General Tyner, the managers of
the fight for Mr. Morton, having positively
declined to avail themselves of the opportu
nity, courteously afforded them by yesterday's
postponement of action, to procure a with
drawal of the nomination, the California
Senators forced the fighting at an early hour
this afternoon by means of a motion offered
by Senator Parley to go into an executive
session. The motion being carried, Senator
Voorhees asked that the further considera
tion of the case be postponed, to await the
reception of some documents, which he stated
were then being prepared at the Treasury
Department, and which he said would show
that the objection to Morton's confirmation,
based on the non-existence of a vacancy
and the alleged meritoriousness of the
present incumbent, was really unfounded. He
further said that these documents would show
that several members of the California dele
gation had asked for Collector Higby's re
moval, and also, upon the authority of the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, "that the
recent department recommendations of Hig
by's efficiency were merely high-sounding
Pickwickian phrases, intended to "let him
down easy." The California Senators re
joined that without taking up the time of the
Senate with a discussion on this point, the
other objections against Morton's confirmation
were amply sufficient, and they therefore
insisted that the case should be disposed of
without further postponements. ; A debate
then ensued, which was substantially a repe
tition of yesterday, although much briefer,
and a vote being finally taken on the question
of confirmation resulted in ayes 10, noes 42.
So the nomination was rejected. The only
Democratic vote cast in favor of the con
firmation was that of Senator Voorhees. . All
the other Democratic Senators who voted at
all followed the lead of Senator Farley, and
only two or three, it is understood, refrained
from voting. The nine Republican Senators
who voted for Morton were Messrs. Anthony,
Burnside, Hoar, Morrill of Vermont, Piatt,
Rollins, Saunders, Terry and Windom.
Messrs. Edmunds, Hamlin, Conkling and all
the : other Republican t Senators not above
named voted to reject the nomination.
Nearly all who voted to confirm it based
their action solely upon grounds of sympa
thetic interest in the family of their late dis
tinguished colleague, and it may therefore be
said to be practically the unanimous feeling
> of the Senate that the nomination was ill
advised, and, in view of the united protest of
the California delegation and other attendant
■:. Representative Davis and Senator ; Booth
railed at the Postoffice Department to-day,
and handed to Judge Key the memorial de
scribed" in last Sunday night's dispatches,
signed by themselves and the other members
of the Pacific coast delegation, requesting an
abatement, or, if possible, the total relin
quishment of tbe charge made by this Govern
ment for transporting the Australian closed
mails across the Continent. ; The Postmaster-
General expressed great interest in the Aus
tralian .steamship lino, and a warm desire to
avert any danger threatening its discontinu
ance, but said he would not feel justified in
remitting all of this charge against the Brit
ish Government without Congressional au
thority to relinquish it, as the Postal Union
Convention at Berne had expressly authorized
such ; charges to • be ; made. "*.- He promised,
however, ;to ; see whether it could not, be
diminished, and to this end will open a corre
spondence with the transcontinental railroad
companies, with a view of j securing reduced
rates, on the ground that they, v in common
with the Pacific coast, are specially interested
in upholding the continuance of the steam
ship line. " .- 7 , '...- yyyy -A-'AyylA
\ The Indian Commission Hatter.
• New York, February; sth.— The ' special
committee' on the ; Indian Commission have
complete- their report in the caseof ex-Com
missioner Hayt..;' After reciting the evidence
concerning ; Hammond,' Hart and Hayt, the
report says : ••..-■.--. V ■•'• -. -. V"
We cannot consider Hayt's excuse for withholding
important papers from the Secretary of the Interior
as sufficient, inasmuch as the additional evidence
and correspondence submitted to the Department of
Justice, together, with | affidavits, in January, do.-s
not add to the strength of the testimony sufficiently
to show why the same may have not been transmit
ted before, yWe cannot avoid ) the conclusion that,
while one case against ex-Agent Hurt was prompt'y
forwarded to the Department of Justice for execution,
with regard to the other case, involving more serious
charges, v either the Commissioner nor Inspector were
sufficiently iv j earnest. ;• Inspector I Hammond ) ad
mits that in the spring of 1879 he ' was personally
interested in the proposed purchase of the Wash
ington mine, and that in August, upon : the arrival
in Arizona of Edward Knapp, so-called, a nephew of
the Commissioner, be devoted much time and at
tention in assisting Mr. Knapp to secure the mine
for Mr. : Hogencamp of New Jersey. . Late in the
progress of our investigation the' following facts
were elicited : .-, When Hogancamp telegraphed Ham
mond that be would send out a special agent to pur
chase the mine, he replied to Hogancamp, " How
shall 1 know him . ' to which Hayt replied, ; " You
know Kuapii" which circumstance, if tree, con
nects Mr. Hayt with the mining transaction. Mr.'
Hayt does not admit sending such a reply. Another
fact elicited was that Edward Knapp, "so-called, a
nephew of the Commissioner, who figures so con
spicuously in this transaction, was passing under an
assumed name, and was really Edward Knapp Hayt,
-Son of the Commissioner, and that he adopted this
name of Knapp at the suggestion of his father.
These circumstances, coupled with the fact that the
Commissioner declined t.. give his testimony
until Hammond had testified, his alleged unwill
ingness, to have General Hammond correct his
statement, concerning the genuineness of his letter
to Hoyt, and long delay in the prosecution of Hart,
though furnishing no positive evidence of complicity
or guilt in compromi.-ing a crime for consideration,
as was charged, may he taken as sufficient proof
that the Commissioner was cognizant of the sale of
the mine by all ex-Indian agent (charged with gross
j offenses) through his own son, under assumed
name, to some of his intimate friends, a fact which
can scarcely bo relieved by his own assurance that he
bad no interest in the transaction. It is proper to
state that the Secretary of ' the Interior
has been kept fully and constantly advised during
the progress of our examination." His desire lias
been repeatedly expressed that we should probe this
matter to the bottom, and promptly not:fy him of
all important facts that might be developed. It is
also but righ; to state that we have found no trace
of the implication of any officer, clerk or employe of
(lie Indian service in the above transaction, except
hose above named. All of which is respectfully
su'..mit:td. ■ ' ALBERT K. SMILEY,
-..-... WM. STICKS ,
.....:_ For the Committee.
\ A. C. Bars tew presented a minority report,
in which he says : General Hammond's tes
timony, which of all the evidence offered
alone directly connects Commissioner Hayt
with the wrong-doing charged, was taken
January 20th, but afterwards altered. In
this alteration his testimony on one impor
tant point was entirely reversed. Though
there are many suspicious circumstances
which bear against Mr. Hayt sufficient to
justify his removal, they do not necessarily
imply his guilt.' If these circumstances raise
doubt, the accused is entitled to the, benefit
of them. The report of the committee was
adopted by the full Board. They also
adopted the following resolution :
: Retolred, That in view of the facts developed in
the report of the special committee touching the
conduct of the late Commissioner, this Board ap
proved the action of the Secretary of the Interior in
removing Mr. Hayt from the otlice of Com missioner
of Indian Affairs.
Tbe Proposed Bediirllon of Duty on
"Washington, February sth.— The Com
mittee on Ways and Means to-day heard
Samuel M. Felton, President of the Bessemer
Steel Association, on the proposed reduction
of duty on steel rails. He had heard that
there was an association in England formed
to influence our tariff on steel rails, but he
kuew nothing of the matter of his own
knowledge. He did not know that any mem
ber of Congress was a member of the Cobden
Club when the tariff was changed, although
he had heard it. Regarding the Vulcan
Works at St. Louis, Felton said there was a
mortgage of 61,000,000 on them, and it was
once feared that they would have to be sold,
but other manufacturers stepped in as a mat
ter of business and paid the §70,000 interest
annually until the time came when they could
be started and run at a profit. They were to
begin to run when the demand for steel rails
was greater than the supply.
■ Emory A. Storrs closed the argument, and
denied that the reduction was sought in the
interest of railroad companies. No great
trunk line has asked it. The principal roads
in the North-vest were not advocates of a re
duction, but were opposing it. The Illinois
.Central alone urged it, and that was really an
'• The Chairman said the railroad companies
in all parts of the United States, all the Pa
cific companies, all the Southern companies
and some of the Northern and Eastern roads,
had sent memorials desiriug a reduction of
..' Storrs said nevertheless by far the greater
number opposed it. * •
! Morrison said the Illinois Central was an
Illinois, not an English road, for it pail the
State seven per cent, of its earnings.
Proposed Amendment or the Census Art.
Washington, February sth.— The bill
which passed to-day amendatory of the
Census Act provide?, first, for the free trans
portation of census mail matter ; the second
strikes out the provision for an inquiry M to
the naturalization of residents ; the third al
lows for reports of railroad, telegraph, ex
press and insurance companies; the fourth
requires the enumeration, in cities of over
10,000 inhabitants, to be taken within two
weeks from June 1, 18S0 ; the fifth allows the
Enumerator to be appointed from the county
where no one suitable is found in the dis
trict ; the sixtii requires the filing of the in
formation obtained in the County Clerk's
office, and to be corrected ou reliable inform
ation ; the seventh requires the Supervisors
to forward one return to the Census Office at
Washington and one to the Secretary of
State ; the eighth appropriates 9350,000 for
the necessary additional expenses of the
Conduct or Secretary Scliiir/. in tlic Hajl
: New York, February sth.— The Sun'j
Washington special says: Carl Schurz has
been acting a double part in the official melo
drama which hits euded with the removal of
Commissioner Hayt. In a letter to Fisk,
February 2d, he denies that he lias said that
Fisk's accusations had nothing to do with
Hayt's removal. As a matter of fact, Schurz
positively asserted on the day Hayt was
removed, that he made the discharge simply
because the Commissioner had withheld in
formation, and not because any of the
charges under investigation had been proven.
Moreover, Schurz wrote a statement about
the case for general publication, in which he
said no proof of any dishonest act or corrupt
practices on his (Hayt's) part had been found.
Schurz knew at this time that Hayt had sent
his son, under an assumed name, to buy a
silver mine in a Government reservation. He
also knew that the exposure of this fact was
solely due to Fisk's publication and charges.
The State Prison of Kentucky.
Louisville, February sth.— The Legisla
ture is now investigating the State Prison.
The committee report that its condition is
shamefully bad ; it is overcrowded ; its sew
erage is defective and unclean, and its diet
improper. Scurvy prevails among the pris
oners to a fearful extent. At one time over
200 were in the hospital with it. There was
a total of cases during the year of 775 out of
1,000 inmates. The sole cause has been im
proper food and treatment, and it is wholly
inexcusable. The mortality has nearly
doubled that of preceding years, and yet the
number of prisoners ,is not much if any
greater. The flogging of prisoners is carried
to a v cruel extreme. The clothing is insuffi
cient, as are the beds and bedding. Six hun
dred and forty-eight of the cells are only 6 feet
8 inches long. 3 feet 9 inches wide, and 0 feet
3.^ inches high, and yet over one hundred of
these badly ventilated cells have been com
pelled to hold two convicts during the night
for ten or twelve hours. Beastly practices
have resulted, and disease has been generated.
The committee advise the Governor to re
move the Keeper, J. W. Louth.
Death of Ex-Secretary or the Xavy Borir.
Philadelphia, February Adolph
Boric, ex-Secretary of the Navy, died here
this morning. He had been in ill health for
a long time. Ilia demise is attributed to a
general breaking down of his system. -. His
death ' occurred at half-past 3 o'clock. His
age was 71 years. yyr
Tbe . Japanese Indemnity Fund.
New York, February sth.— The Chamber
of Commerce has adopted a resolution de
claring it wise, just and expedient to return
to the Government of Japan such portion of
the so-called Japanese j Indemnity - Fund as
remained after making an equitable compel^
sation to the Americans interested therein,
and that it should be done without unne
cessary delay. Copies were ordered to be
sent to Congress, '.yy.
Two Men. a Woman and ' Six . C'llldreß
Burned to Death. . y
Columbia (S. C), February sth.— negro
cabin on the plantation of Captain William
Stack, thirteen miles north of Columbia, was
burned Tuesday night. Two men, a woman
and six children perished in the flames. The
fire was discovered by a colored woman, who
ran ■ to the burning : house and pulled off a
board,' when she heard j one of the children
attempting to awaken its father, but without
success. Before other assistance arrived the
house and all in it were burned. • - "
, ,The Mil lis Force of Different Stair*. •;.
;i WASHrxoTOX, February. sth.— From re
port submitted to Congress by the Secretary
of War, 'v it ' appeals j that g. the s organized
strength of the militia force of the different
States consists of 145 general j officers, - 1,005
regimental field and staff officers,' 0,198 com
pany officers, and 117,037 non-com missioned
officers,' musicians and privates. The unor
ganized force, : or number . of < men S available
for military duty, is put down at 6,516,758.' ._'
'-''.'•' A Sice Point Derided ."- .".-.; • -V ."-.■ ";';
A CniCAGO, . February sth.-^Tudge '. Rodgers
I yesterday, in i the replevin suit of Clark vs.
the I Michigan | Central * Railroad | Company,"
decided a nice point in the law of stoppage in
transitu. A Boston firm had sold goods to a
San ; Francisco ■ firm, and ' delivered them jto
a's partner 5? of ?*, that ". firm* in ?j Boston,
who shipped them to their destination. After
shipment the San Francisco firm went into
bankruptcy, and the goods were replevied
in Chicago. The Court held that : although
the ; goods were ; delivered to the partner . in
Boston at his store, it was only for shipment
to the final destination, and that ! when they
had once been 'shipped toward that point it
constituted simply one transit. The right to
stop the goods and revoke the sale was not
lost, the purchasers having been shown to be
insolvent at the time. ." y >
flairs iv Maine — The Governor's 1n
; : Aug. February sth.— Governor Davis, in
concluding his inaugural message, thus refers
to the late difficulties : "There can be no
half-way ground in regard to thisgreat public
wrong, which should receive the condemna
tion of honest citizens, that it may serve as a
warning in the future to those who, under a
free Government, may attempt to trample on
the rights of the people. | . I would recommend
an investigation of the whole subject of ar
ranging, tabulating and counting the returns,
that the facts ascertained may be made
Omaha, February . sth.— The following
through ; passengers ■ were on to-day's train,
leaving at 12:15 P. ii., to arrive in Sacramento
February 9th : J. C. Pierce and wife. Red
Wing, Minn.; H.W. Cornish, A. Mann,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa ; A. Wood, East Prov
idence, 11. I.: Miss Nellie Sava.e, C. K.
Greathouse, J. Y. Collins, M. Friedlander,
San Francisco ; M. V. Donaldson, Pontiac,
Mich.; John Caperton, Louisville, Ky.; F.
E. Myers, Chicago.
Fifty -nine through emigrants left on last
night's emigrant train, to arrive in Sacra
mento February 12th.
Pert-Title* at Keif Orleans.
New Orleans, February sth.— pro
cession of the Knights of Momus to-night had
for its subject, ''the fair women of history,"
" the women whose portraits adorn the great
picture gallery of the past," "a dream of fair
women." The tableaux appeared on hand
somely decorated cars, and the procession
was greeted with applause all along the
route. The festivities closed with a grand
tableaux and ball at the Opera House.
Washington-, February sth.— The Secre
tary of the Interior to-day reversed, in favor
of the railroad company, the decision of the
Commissioner of the General Land Office in
the case of James Newton vs. the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company at Visalia, Cal.
Legislation in Wisconsin.
Madison, February sth.— A bill was in
troduced in the Assembly to-night to re-enact
the . Potter law ; also a bill prohibiting the
Northwestern and St. Paul Railway Com
panies from charging more than three cents
per mile on local passengers.
S.raccse, February sth.— A meetii-g of
all the prominent men of both factions of the
Democratic party was held to-night for the
purpose of harmonizing differences. Hon.
Wm. C. Roger was made Chairman. It
was resolved to sink personal prejudices and
preferences and unite the party.
Fire In lew York.
New York, February sth. — The large six
story chair factory of Smith & Crane, 123 and
125 West Twenty-eighth street, is now in
flames with every probability of the fire
spreading to other buildings. Many hydrants
being frozen the firemen find difficulty in ob
taining a good supply of water. The loss of
Smith & Crane will reach 8100,000.
The Railway Calamity in France.
Paris, February sth. — The calamity which
occurred on the Circular Railroad at Clichy
Tuesday night was even more horrible than
estimated from the first report. Eleven per
sons have already died, the most notable
among them being Count de Puyferrat. The
number of wounded is computed at sixty,
and of these some ill likely die. Dieudonne,
the engineer of the train of the Circular
Railroad, died yesterday. In his ante mortem
statement he gave his version of the particu
lars of the terrible disaster. He was within
a few yards of the Argenteuil train before he
observed the lights on the rear car, and before
he had time to do anything the crash came,
and he knew no more. Two causes are men
tioned as tending to explain the col
lision. One is the reprehensible practice
of dispatching a fast express train a few min
utes after the departure of a slow train, and
the other the utter insufficiency of the fog
signals on the line. At the time of the Col
lision the express was running at full speed.
M. Maret, of Place Vendome, who was
among the killed, was an eminent architect,
and had been in the service of ex-Queen Isa
bella of Spain. He seemed to have a pre
sentiment of his fate, as he insured his life
for 830,000 a few hours before he took the
train. M. Kayme, stage manager, and M.
Jolly, comedian, of the Bouffes Parisienes,
are dangerously injured, and in a very crit
ical condition. M. Oe Milleville, another of
the wounded, is the husband of Einilie
Bioisat, of the Theater Francais.
Germany and Ilie Vatican.
Berlin, February sth.— ln the debate in
the Lower House of the Landtag to-day on
the public worship estimates, Herr Wind
thorst regretted that Herr Yon Puttkammer,
Minister of Worship, had laid stress on con
tinuing the principles of Dr. Falk, and de
manded the complete severance therefrom.
He did not feel any extraordinary confidence
in the success of the negotiations with the
Vatican, but said the Ultramontnnes would
refrain from introducing any definite motion,
so as not to interfere' with those negotiations,
and would acquiesce in any agreement that
might be concluded. Herr Yon Puttkammer
expressed the high esteem for the Catholic
Church entertained by the Government, and
said, although compelled to protect her
rights, the Slate had never relinquished
the hope of restoring peace with the Church.
He gladly noted the inclination of the
Catholics toward a compromise, which, how
ever, could only be effected on a basis of ex
isting legislation, and added that he must in
flexibly maintain the interest and rights of
the monarchy. To obtain peace, be said, all
parties must observe great moderation.
During the course of debate Herr Hammer
stein stated that the Conservatives would
await the result of the negotiations with the
Vatican and simply accept the result, what
ever that might be. Herr Stergal, in behalf
of the Free Conservatives, expressed a will
ingness to assist in bringing about a modus
vivendi, on condition that the inviolable
rights of the State be maintained. Dr. Falk
spoke in refutation of the charges made
against him by members of the Center.
Special Keglnirnls to lie Form) .1 in .tl
Berlin, February Sth. — Intimation this
morning in some semi-official papers that an
increase in the German army is intended
even beyond that already announced, namely,
by the formation of special Alsace-Lorraine
regiments, have caused no little sensation.
It is understood that Baron V«u Manteufel,
Governor-General of Alsace-Lorraine, sup
ports the prospect as tending to create a na
tional feeling in the annexed provinces.
Tin- Cuban Slavery Question.
Madrid, February sth. — In the Chamber
of Deputies to-day the discussion on the inter
pellation of Senor Pnrtuando was continued.
Senor Elonayen declared that in his opinion
on Canovas del | Castillo's Cabinet had de
volved the glorious task of abolishing slavery
in Cuba, and introducing economical reforms
into the island. He said that Spain would
furnish Cuba with 20,000 soldiers to insure
the integrity of her territory. The Constitu
tionalists asked an explanation of the substi
tation of the present Ministry for that of
General Martinez Campos'. He expressed
the approval o^those for whom he spoke of
the reforms projected by General Campos for
Cuba, and condemned those proposed by the
Canovas del Castillo Ministry.
Movement of the (Irani Parly.
Havana, February sth.— General Grant
and party went to Matanzas by special train
this morning, where they will visit the caves
and return Saturday.
Earthquakes In Mexico.
City of ' Mexico, January 30th.— Shocks
of earthquake were felt at Cordoba, Orizaba,
Tehuacan and Vera Cruz January 2__, the
same date on which tbey were felt in Cuba.
No damage was done.
. ' Tlic unntlly Massarre In Ontario.
Lucas (Ont.), February sth.— The excite
ment in consequence of . the killing of the
Donnelly - family . . continues. : Fatly this
morning : the ■-, remains -of the -■% father,
mother, son Tom and niece Bridget were
placed in one coffin and conveyed here, and
now , lie alongside the corpse of John Don
nelly, another victim, at the house of Con
nors. The Coroner's jury having concluded
their examination, as also a post mortem on
the body of John, the Coroner, issued orders
for the Internment of the remains, which will
take place to-morrow morning. ' During the
entire night large '. parti*, mostly friends of
deceased, and others from mere ; curiosity," (
were continually going to and from the house
where the corpses lay. The town is swarm
ing " with ; detectives, ■ commanded ; by Chief
Williams, of London." ?. Twelve warrants have
been issued and four arrests made — one of the
four being a Constable.
•A Rome dispatch says that the College of
Propaganda will give 7,000 lire for the relief
of tbe Irish. ' , '.; '::■ / -" :
'Si lsaac Adolphe Cremienx, a : French Life
Senator, is seriously ill at Paris. ;■.;'_■-_- -'>''<
Jt 1 French missionaries in Mossulgive .inful
accounts of the ravages of famine in Meso
potamia, and' Kurdistan, where : Christians,
Jews and Mohammedans all suffer. yfyry, v
■ The Dallas county (Texas) Court-house was
burned ■ yesterday. Many valuable ; papers
were burned. The building cost > 8100,000.
The loss is about half that amount. The fire
is regarded as incendiary. ----- '-■■■: ' ■ '.:*:_■<:.■>
. " A letter from Havana i says : ■ The recent
earthquake left all the public buildings and
most of | the private houses, except | those of
wood, in Sanceisitobal in heaps of ruins. In
the Vuelta Abajo sulphurious. eruptions took
place.'" -".'•: --::■'.■.■■.'■ y~7 y-'l
Von'Arnim, formerly Prussian Embassa
dor to France, and convicted of treason in
18715, but who has since resided at Florence,,
is seriously ill. '
The Brussels Europe newspaper states that
Monsignor Vannutilli, Papal Nuncio of that
city, has been ordered to Vienna to replace
Cardinel Jacobini, recalled to Rome to super
cede Cardinal Nina as Papal Secretary of
'-'■ Bullion in the Bank of England decreased
£15,000 the past week. Proportion of re
serve to liability, 48| -per cent. Kates of
discount are hardening.
A dispatch from Glasgow states that the
steamer State of Alabama is fast aground in
the river. y -
Rear Admiral Putsch, commander of the
German squadron at the time of the collision
by which the Grosser Kurfurst was sank,
has been promoted to the rank of Vice-Admi
ral. . . .
: The Vice regal party arrived at Toronto
yesterday and were officially received.
General Roberts, at Cabul, replying to a
telegram sent by relatives, says: " Nobody
was executed, unless convicted of participa
ting in the attack on the British Residency."'
At the Church of Transfiguration in New
York, Tuesday evening, Lieutenant John R.
Patten, of the army, new stationed at San
Francisco, was married to Lizzie S. Townsend,
daughter of John D. Townsend. There were
six ushers in full uniform.
At New Orleans yesterday Rev. J. N. Gal
leher was consecrated Bishop of Louisiana.
The imposing ceremony was conducted by
Bishooa from other States.
The" Madrid Politico announces that the
Paris Societe Geuerale have offered the Span
ish Government a loan of (10,000.000 piasters
at six per cent., guaranteed primarily on the
revenues of Cuba, and secondarily on those
of Spain. £"•..__
The Treasury Department has purchased
375,000 ounces of silver for the Philadelphia,
San Francisco and New Orleans Mints.
At Biddeford, Me., yesterday. Staples'
marble block was gutted and Jordan & Bry
ant's brick block badly damaged by fire.
Los?, $35,000 ; insured for 320,000,
It is considered certain at Vienna that Yon
Stremaye, Minister cf Justice, Worship and
Education, will resign, ami Baron Kriesgan
be made Minister of Education, as a reward
to the Right for opposing the bill relative to
the administration of Bosnia.
A Hartford dispatch announces that Judge
Huntington, formerly of the Court of Claims,
Specie in the Bank of France increased
5,002,000 francs the past week.
A Paris dispatch says that Dr. Paul Broca.
the nominee of the Extreme Left, has been
elected a Life Senator, to succeed Count
DeMoutalivet, deceased, defeating Bertoland
by eight votes.
[SPECIAL BT TELKORAI'II TO TUB RECORD-CMOS.]
Wasiiixotox, January sth.— DavU of West Vir
ginia moved an adjournment to-day until Monday.
Paddock and Hoar opposed it on account of the
backward state of business, and Allison urged that
business may be better forwarded by an adjourn
ment than by a session. Defeated— 32 to IT.
Beck said he would object to the consideration of
any bill out of its regular order.
Anthony's resolution was adopted, that the Sen
ate daily consider the ca'eudar of general orders
under the five-minute rule. (Objection was made
to carry the bill over.) The first calendar bill was
a bill prohibiting military interference at elections.
Allison objected. [Laughter.]
I ;;. iiii.. — VV hy object to that !
The bill was laid aside, as were a number of other
The bill amending the Census Act and requiring
the enumeration in cities having over 10,000 inhab
itants to be made within two weeks after June Ist,
instead of four weeks, and containing provisions as
to details, was considered and finally passed.
Cock rei I' -i resolution, introduced last May, for a
reciprocity treaty with France, was referred to the
Committee on Foreign Relations.
Saunders and Paddock asked present considera
tion of the bill extending the northern b.undary
of Nebraska, but Ingails objecting it wa3 laid aside,
The joint resolution for a Court of Inquiry in the
caseof Thomas Worthington was laid aside on ob
jection of Teller.
Teller objected to the bill reported in December,
to contribute certain pieces of refuse granite for the
soldiers' and sailor.." monument in the Louisiana
Cemetery, because he was unable to discover
whether the soldiers were Federal or Confederate.
Randolph and .'oi'krell not being ready to it..
what soldiers they were, Kellogg explained the bill,
but Teller refused to withdraw- his objection.
After an executive session the Senate adjourned.
Washington, February .v.h. The Senate bill for
the conversion of National Gold Banks was passed.
JlcLaw, Chairman of the Committee on Pacific
Railroad-, reported a tall to create a sinking fund
for the Kansas Pacific, Sioux City and Pacific and
Central Branch of Union Pacific Railroad Companies.
Printed and recommitted.
The following bid was introduced by O'Connor :
Making silver certificates receivable at " th * United
States Treasury in redemption of circulating notes
of National Banks, and requiring the Secretary of
the Treasury to pay current interest on all regis
tered United States bonds, without respect to date
of assignment or transfer.
Consideration was resumed of the bill regu
lating the removal of causes from State to Federal
After the morning hour the House went into
Committee of the Whole on revision of rules.
Cabell moved to amend Rule 11— giving the Com
mittee on Railroads and Canals jurisdiction over
the improvement of navigable rivers.
Frost submitted an amendment excluding the
Mississippi river, claiming that there vol a prod
igality in the appropriations for the East and parsi
mony in the West. He finally withdrew his
amendment, and Cabell's amendment was defeated—
63 to SS.
Shallenberger submitted an amendment, giving to
the Committee on Public Building, jurisdiction over
the appropriations fur public buildings.
Randall and Clymer oppos.d the amendment.
Colkins appealed to members to strip the Appro
priations Committee of the p iwcr of placing legis
lation on the appropriation bills.
Gillette favored the amendment The proposition
that the Appropriations Committee should control
the appropriations of the House was as anti-Bepub
lican as slavery, and ita effect was to absolutely dis
franchise nine-tenths of the representatives of the
The amendment was adopted— loo to 81.
Chalmers moved an amendment giving the Com
mittee on Levees and Improvement of the Missis
sippi River jurisdiction over the improve of
its tributaries. He said Springer of Illinois had at
the extra ses-ion offered a resolution to distribute
the work of the House, but the enemy had captured
Robeson called the attention of the committee to
the fact that if it adopted thia amendment it would
give the Committee on Mississippi Levees jurisdic
tion over nearly ever}' stream between the Alleghany
and Rocky mountains.
Frye submitted an amendment limiting the juris
diction of the Committee on Mississippi Levees to
the levies of the Mississippi.
Without action the committee rose.
Davis, from the Banking Committee, reported
buck the bill authorizing National Ranks to make
loans on mortgages on real estate. Ordered printed
Washington* as a Voter.—Washing
ten voted at all the Fairfax elections until
the close of his life, uniformly supporting
the Federal candidates. Although living
some distance from the Court-house at the
Alexandria market, he generally voted
early. The polls were reached by a flight
of steps outside, which in 1700 had become
old and shaky. When the General reached
the steps, he placed one foot upon them,
and shook the crazy ascent as if to try its
strength. Instantly twenty brawny arms,
one above the other, grasped (he stairway,
and a dozen men's shoulders braced it. Nor
did a man move until the venerable chief
deposited his vote and returned. " I saw
bis last bow," said one of them half a cen
tury afterward ; "it was more than king
*■" ■_______: 'rAAA:
Just as the country bad recovered from
the depressing " Hardly . ever" business,
the new opera introduces, " What, all?"
"Well, nearly all." The authors should
be arrested and made to give .-.100,000,000
bail to keep the 'peace for seventy-seven
years. — [Norristown Herald. T-
Public indignation and disgust have been
aroused in Sydney by a female pedestrian
Santa Rosa, February I— Charles 11. Twombley to
Mary M. Burchard.
Timber Cove, January 27— Edwin Shone to Kate
You Bet, Nevada county, February 4— Wife of T. P.
Blue, a son.
Santa Kosa, January 31— Wife of W. O. Howe, a
■■ son. .' • ' -.-'■-
Piacerville, January 27— Wife of William Wiltse, a
daughter. - - .
y DIEO. AA-AA,
Sacramento, February 4— Albert, only son of C. and
- P. Iser, 15 years. It months and 17 days. (San
Francisco papers please copy.) ,- y .
[Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited
j; to attend the funeral, which will take place from
x the residence of his parents, No. 1518, Twelfth
street, between O and P, this afternoon at 2
j;; o'clock.} yy ry '.■ . .y'y..r--.y
Sacramento, February John D. Oarrity, a native
; -of Hpxbury, Mass., ■29 yean. (Roxoury, Mass.,
•,4 papers please copy). y y-
[Funeral notict hereafter. )
Salinas, Jannary 84— Mn. Mary Forbet, 26 yean and
months. 1 ..; ' "■■■■.■.
FOR SALE OR TO RENT ON SUA RES— SOUTH-
■-'- west Quarter Scctioa 19, Township 9 North,
Range 3 East, Yolo county Wheat . land, a For
particulars,' address , C. -- STROHEL, . Commission
| Agent, No. 3.1 J street. Sacramento.? .---. ft. If-
JEROME O. DAVIS
IS A CANDIDATE FOR SECOND TRUSTEE,
| J. . sub-ec* . to Nomination of the Republican
' : fg-tf
I A PUBLIC MEETING
Will be held TO-NIGHT, in the
SIXTH STREET M. E. CniRCH.
'■'- Under the auspices of the *.'■■
" Champions of the Eed Cross !"
I Rev. C. V. Anthony of San Francisco, and
. Rev. A. F. Hitchcock of Suisun.
Subject: "Championship; its Principles and Ob-
lects !" Singing by the Choir. A cordial invitation
is extended to all. . fC-lt
Lessee and Manager... 1... ....Ma. Saul Colvillk.
tT FRESH A\.VOl>\('E_E.\T!-et
GOVERNOR GEO. C. PERKINS
■ ling signified his intention of being present on
FRIDAY El [-:_!.-('. FEBBI 6. Iv.o.
The performance will commence at 7:45 o'clock, in
order to afford ample time for attendance upon
Only lime of Byron's Great Burlesque, in two acts, of
Supported by every member of the company.
ET Secure your seats in advance, and avoid the
rush at the time of opening the doors.
SATURDAY MATINEE.— Opens at 1, begins at 2,
over at 4 o'clock— especially for families.
C I X D E B E I. LA !
Admission, 50 cents ; Reserved Seats, 75
SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7Tn,
Farewell— Glorious Bill— Burlesques. Act
Ist of the Grand Spectacle,
HOBI X 8 6 X CX I SO E !
Presenting every member, f the Mammoth Organiza-
tion, and the second and third scenes of
OX YI'EX !
Doors open at 7.15, begins at 8, over at 10:30
o'clock. Most positively last appearance of the
Colville Company. ja'2B-.H
IT U-L»UJ_i !
XXX KING offensive Batons, PAISS over
the eyes, CBtCKLIVi; in the head, SICK EX-
IXG breath, S.EAF.Xt'.- an.l tickling in the
throat are SIGNS OF CATARRH. Tie I'l'Rl'-
LEXT SECRET lOXS thrown upon tbe ItltllV-
< 111 AL TI BIS while asleep follow the mucous
membrane and POISO.X TIIE i MIKE SYS-
TEW. Sufferers know how «iRSTI.VATE the
disease is. The action of Catarrhal Virus, like that
of small-pox, has been FINALLY' it. .COVERED.
Catarrh is MO.V CFRED.
A, McKINNEY, R. Rd Pros., 33 Dr...! street, New
York: " VYel lie _lcjer*_ Catarrh Cure
E. H. BROWN, Merchant, 3:9 Canal street, New
York, Catarrh II year-. Cared by one
W. D. WOOD-, -IS7 Broadway, New York, cured of
F. J. HASLETT, 859 Broadway, New York, four
IG. L. BRUSH, 443 Broadway, New York. Catarrh
IO years. Could net taste or smell. Cured.
j G. 0. PRESBURY, Proprietor West End Hotel.
Long Branch. Cured of 20 years' Chronic
', MRS. J. SWAETZ, Jr., 200 Warren street, Jersey
City, cured of 18 years' Chronic Catarrh.
L. A. NEWMAN, Merchant, 305 Fulton street,
Brooklyn. Chronic Catarrh, Given up by
A. B. THORNI'., Insurance, IS. Montague street,
Brooklyn. Self and son cured of Catarrh.
J. D. McDONALD, Merchant, 710 Broadway, New
York. (Sister-in-law.) Had Catarrh 40
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc, Etc., I.'-,-.
DR. WEI DE MEYER.. PAMPHLET, with
the most remarkable tstimonials on record, BEST
I FREE by his Agents, MESSRS. D. B. DEWEY .v
CO., 40 Dey street, New York, or by druggists.
The CIRE IS DELIVERED *t $1 M a pick-
age. Think of a REAL Cl Hi: for an obstinate
disease at this trifling en«t. f6 CmlorSpFMWeod
NOTICE OF EXECU'IOE'S SALE
3-&__3____-__i ___S3__._fli. ■__*•___. .':'•"
UNDER AND PURSUANT TO THE TERMS
\J and provisions of the last will and testament
of John Suverkrup, deceased, the midensigned,
Executor of said will, will sell at private sale to the
highest bidder, for Cash in Gold Coin, subject to
confirmation by the Superior Court of Sacramento
county, California, that certain real property belong-
ing to the estate of said deceased and situated in
I Sacramento city, Sacramento county, State of Cali-
fornia, and known and described as the south half of
the cast quarter of lot No. 6, in the block between J
and X and Second and Third ill mil. in said city,
having thereon a two-story building, the street floor
of which is occupied by J. J. Trarbach, dealer in
clothing, Bids or offers for said real property
mist be in writing, and will he received at the offlee
of Ben. Bullard, Jr., No. 013 Third street, between I
and J, Sacramento c ty, until Monday at _ o'clock r.
_ February 16th, 1880.
Surviving Executor of last will and testament of
John Suverkrup, deceased. i., id
J. A. .XXIXtHAM.
SACRAMENTO BOILER AND IRON WORKS,
IO I street, between Front and Second, Sacra-
mento. Manufacturer of Steam Boilers, Sheet Iron
Work, etc. Also, all kinds i.f Repairing. Changing
Portable Boilers from Wood to Straw Burners a
. M. R. BEARD & CO.,
»M. R. BEARD & BOOKS,
A TION ERY", BLANK BOOKS,
Weaitiso Pai-kr, Etc.,
XO. 312 J ST., RET. THIRD AXD FOI BTH.
■——■—■ — — ggg — — — — — — — — — ■—.
There will be nn I nfi I liiliimrm In
the Parlors of the Congregational church, next
Parlors ..f the Congregational i.hurch, next
WEDNESDAY -EVENING, iebruarj llth, for a
charitable object. f5 lw
Canary Hlril. Given Away.— l hereof JF
I'is good singers for sale at lj* : each ; also, 30 -a;,** ,
piirs mated. Ihe female birds will be given -f_fi£
free to whoever buys the entire lot, as they mu_t tie-
disposed of immediately. - MRS. ANDREWS,
. fl-lw* No. 215 I. street.
Capital Colonnade. No. 1017 Ten Is street.
Private rooms for families. The best of wines,
liquors, cigars, etc. JOHN HECTOR, Proprietor.
Consomme, al the Forrest !" every
evening from 8 to 12 - nl7-lm
"— ———.—- — — — ~— —
FORMERLY OF CHELI, NEAR ROCHESTER.
New York, last seen by her brother John, in
Red Dog, California, in 1859. Arty info*mation of
her will In.- thankfully received "by her brother
Thomas. Address, GEORGE FRENCH -
fa2o-2p2w V.i, ,■ Cheer House San Francisco.
WANTED TO PURCHASE.
ABOUT SIO.COO IN ACCOUNTS AGAINST
the Cap to) Savings ink, by
EDW. CADWALADER & CO .
■ f2-2p3t Brokers, Third and J street ,
STEINWAY & SONS' PIANOS
AHEYMAN, SOLE AGENT, 1 _______ ■ "
. street, bet. Sxth and Seventh t^TT?rj'Pci
opposite Court-house. PIANOS TO*lT_^_rß
LET. Pianos sold on Installments ■ I* 111
•■■-. . ■■--- .-. .„i. ...-;:.-, d.-?nlai ■■■■■•■•■:•"'-;•,■-■■;.
G. L. SIMMONS, M. D. IHARV...
S. U^___-. , £_ 48 J , STRE ET, SACRAMENTO.
at ,? "»»"-» to •■ 10 a. X., 2to 4 ami
■ — - — ■ -_*29-2 D tf
THEODORE GLANCE*. :
.yyirr I "°" a 8 Moutgomery street, .Rooms 8
i — m^.,,!^!-— ' ' tv "" ; ' '■ '"-fnt -
:.-'-•': . MARBLE - WORKS. - ■'.
WILLIAM ? BOYNE & 00.
(nranoii to aon™ * tmraa),
I -■ So. 804 I itraat, Sacramento. '■ v -