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WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1882.
TAYLOE & 1IOTTY,
933 Ponna. Avo
Announce for next
A GRAND OPENING
of Ladles' and Misses'
H htte Law n BuIK 8 Inch rufUe, w ldc hem, eight
lucks, o erklrt w 1th rnillo and df lit tucks, b usque
with runie and eight tucks and lucked front,
Another style, Double Uunie, throe txu In
in (lte, drapery ovcrsklrt Itli tucked ruflle, banue
with tucked niille,
KLKCIANT SUIT IN WIIITR I.AAVK, with
ioiip wide tucks In skirt and ru tiles of lawn mid
Hamburg, double row nf Hamburg on overiklrt
nnd basque cry handsome and nt reasonable
Exquisite Polka Dot Hamburg Suits
Italf Mourning Hulls of fine Lawn with black
Everything Elegant in Suits.
KATE GREENWAY BOOKS,
OUR AFTERNOON TEA.
Hook will be Riven with each purchase. They
ere Bold, with colored put ei, for ti.50.and plain
with cloth covers for 1.50, at tho bookstores we
give them away.
TAYLOR & HUPTY.
CORCORAN OALLERY OP ART.
ThelflRtNlTM Exhibition iiil nfvtami tnlrn
place THIS (Thursday) i:VENUU, between S
und 10 p. m. Admittance 10 cents.
Ity order of the Hoard of Trustee.
npl3 WM, MACL1JOII. Turator.
fcR. M. A. FENWICK, 634 II STREET
II. W. lTniiSO- Rlfti wti1 rirnnmanlnl
laintlnc. Kalsomllieloz nndCJralnlno-. OnlArn
promptly attended to. nps.6t
IRON RAILINOS A SPECIALTY-
A Neat Wrought Iron
of one-half Inch Iron, put up complete at 60c. per
tuun 4viauuii Uiiavriiai!cuu3 liua W)vi
oeo. wiriTr. nrv.
463 Maine avenue southwest.
IfttaJOHN O. COLLINS, PROPiSSSOR OP
WZ& iiujcinjf and I'll) HlcHlCultur3(wlU give
lessons nt gentlemen's residences. Apply nt 170(1
bt-cond Btrett northwest.
I take pleasure In ntatlng that Prof, .loan C.
Collins has given my bom, ijconard, a course of
n lessons in boxing and physical training, nnd that
lie has derived much benefit therefrom. I there
fore most heartily recommend the Profassor to
those parents and guardians who havo sons and
wards requiring tich instruction.
March4,I8S2, II. u. 8PENCER.
2pU A. 1XA1L. EDW. II. THOMAS:""
1IAT.1. & THOMAS,
rnrS 910 V Street N. W.
p IF YOU WOULD AVOID CHILLS AND
JK Fevers, Ague nnd Fevers, Bilious Tevers
and other diseases incident to the season, take
BllOWJSINCl'a BITl'KBS and you will rarely es
BBOWNINQ'S BITTEBS have been In use for
over twelve years, and no person was ever known
to have chills or bilious fevers while using these
Bitters For sale by dtugglsU and grocers oner
BROWNING A MIDDLETON,
PROPRIETORS AND MANUFACTURE BS,
OlO Pennsylvania Avenue.
t-pFRED'K FREUND, CATERER AND OON
702 Ninth street ii. w. Parties and Weddings
ervod at short notice. po7
STOVES, FURNACES, RANQB3, Ac.
Tin plates, aheetlron work, nreplacestoves .ranges;
furnaces repaired. Tin rooting, spouting, and all
kinds of tin work promptly attended to. bend
your order to
R. H, O. BOOTS,
BIB Eleventh ei. n. w near l' at.
MpDB. ISAAO NICHOLS a CO.'a AMBItl.
M can llemedy for sale 439 Ninth street
northwest. Boom No. 1, pver W, B. Riley's dry
goofs store. Liberal discount to the trade.
I. C. IUNQ WALT, Jr. Sole Auent lor Washington.
.BAM'L. B. SHEDD,
403 nth street northwest.
PLUMBING, PDBNACE3., BANQE-5, TIN-
NINa.MAMTELSund GAS FIXTURES.
Jobbng In all the abovo branches.
jyg"Estltaates furnlshod for new work. fol3ir
WM. B. ENTWISLE'S PHARMACY,
Corner Twelfth Street and Pennsylvania Aveuu.
PTJBK DBUOB AND CIIEMIOALS.
DR. WM. HUNTER,
, All Chrenlo Diseases sclentlncally treatod, ma
larla especially. Olllce hours: u a. m. to 12 nt,, and
i p. m. to p. ni. Consultation free.
UU5 l JZ3 NEW YOUIf. AVKNUK.
I NO 7SI BKVKWTIIHTHEBT.
Just Out! For Target rractloo Indoors and out.
doors' Excellent for Hurting and Killing Ban,
Cats, Squirrels etc. Noiseless as an alrguul will
bhoot a Bullet or Dart not) feet, and can be In
stantly changed so as to ho as harmless as a toy
gun J ust tho ueapon for Indies and Gents tu
l'racllco Target bhootlug! It Is better than a
For a Boy's use! Kutlre length. 39 Inches. Five
hteel-jioluted Arruws. Bullets. Targets, etc.. free,
l'nce, complete, by mall, (l.!i3.
O'MEAM'S Fishing Tackle Depot,
1317 X'Af Avo p 'Waihlnetou, 1. C.
N. B.-We ore Manufacturers osent and supply
the trade at low rates. ap5
SPEHOERIAN BUSINESS OOLLEOD. OOFI.
Ninth and D streets northwest. fKyiiinlpfl Itji
itew and attractive halls In the handsome edlnc
known throughout the United btates as Lincoln
Hall Building. Day and evening sessions for
ladles and gentlemen. Sons aud daughters edu
cated for real Ufa. Students mvlvid throughout
the year, A pamphlet containing an eloquent
address to the students on "Llenteula ot
Buccees,"by James A.Uarfleld: alio, full Infor.
matlon cpucernlng the college, wUl bo sent free
upon application by mall, or may ba obtained
at the coUege offlee. JtKNBY 6. SPENUKK,
Fr nc pal. lira. SABA. A, HPJCNOKU, Vice!
Prlpcliial. ' (g
dose Carriages ior.Weddlngs, Calls andllecen
tlons. Boarding and Livery stable. Wlluuifa
Hotel Stables, comer Hlh and K sis.
TAXDBIEJ-X- Oe B0.,
a-st Eighth street, bet. I) and lc n. w.
Close Carriages for Weddlncs, Calls and Becep
Uons. Boarding and Livery Rubles.
' W. H. VEBRHOPP,
Scaler In Wall Paiiera. Window Shades, 1'Ictute
816 8UVKNTU MTBKKI' KOUTJIWEST.
The N.itlontil ImnknntM rocolvod for re
demption to-day amount to (221,030,
Govkbnment receipts to-dftv! Internal
revenue, 377172.0Hscustom, $713,000.03.
John M, HuntiAnn, of Chicago, 1ms de
clined tho omco ol Troosury Agont nt flsal
Captain IJybon Dawron, Ninth Cv
nlry, litis been ernnted nn oltonslonof tour
months' leave ot absenco,
C II, SritKCKit, of Tort Orange, I'lorldt,
has been appointed nuperlntate.'-i'it ot Llfo
taring District No. 7, In that 9lnM
Thomas J. Cabmick lias been promotoil
from n genernl fcrvlco clerk ton ilrst-clais
clerkship In tho Adjtunnt-Uenoml's omco,
JlR. WALKBIt 31I.A1NE liaj Icon lCClllod
Irom Chill, nnd will, upon his return, roslgn
bis poslllon ns ThltU Asolstant Soctotary ot
Vi Ki'S Is tlio name of a now postnluco
established In Warren County, Vn., whero
Charles 11. Bust was commissioned postmas
Captain a. U. Haycock, V. S. M. C.
nt Baltimore, lias liDCiiRranted threo months'
leave ot nbbenco from Iho lilst Inst., on nccount
Tnu Altorney-Goncral lias directed tlio
nistrlct.Attorney tocxamliK) tho tlllo ot tho
l'rcedmnn's Hank property prior to Its pur
chase by tho Oo ormnent.
The U. S. S. Iroquois, CommanderStnds,
was put In commission at Vnllcjo, C.U., yestor
dny. She will Join tlio I'aclUc Station mil will
sail for Panama in n tow wooks.
W. II. Jackson & Co., of Now York, liavo
been ananlcd the contract for furnishing
crates to certain public buildings, for which
bids wcro opened a tow days ago.
The following-named postmasters were
commissioned to-days l'.Jwln L. Miller, nt
btunurd, Haittord County, Md., and Daniel II.
Green, nt Bectortown, rauquter County, Va.
SccnETAliV Foloek lias sont a commu
nication to Congtcss, asking coitaln amend
ments to tho laws regulating tho purchase ot
Government supplies In accordance with the
recommendations ot tho Treasury Committee,
TnE members of the executive conimtt
tco ot the llcpubllcun National Committee will
meet In Washington shortly to tramoa call
lor tho National Convention ot 1881. Tho
district plan has been adopted for tho election
Fbllimikaby arrangements nro being
mado by Colonel Casoyto resumo tholaylngot
ftono on tho Washington Monumout by tho
Into! May. Opetatlonsto that ond woro bo
gun on the let Instant. Tho work will bo
pushed as rapidly as posslblo.
The Postmastcr-Qeneral will ask for a
email appropriation to bo usod for tho pur
pose ot nilng up (painting, carpotlng, i.c),
tho rooms In tho Department recently vacatod
by Iho Money-Order offices on tho third and
fourth Hoots beforo utilizing them for other
Captain Clinton B. Sears, Corpj of
Engineers, has been temporarily detached
Irom duty nt tlio Military Acodomy and or
dttedtoduty Inchargo ot works ot Improve
mentoutho Mississippi Rlier, taking station
at Et. Louis, Mo., and Is designated as disburs
ing ofllccr of tho works.
AN American Consul, about to come
home, wrllos: "Tho man who goes nbroailn
Iho sen lco ot his country Is an ass on general
principles. Ho loses his grip nt homo and
doesn't 'catch on' abroad." That follow Isatrald
somebody will get his place, that's all. Ho
wants to be reappointed.
The War Department is informed that
arrangements liavo been made for suppl j lug
tho suffering Arapahoe and Chcycnno Indians
until Congress makes proper prot lslons for
their maintenance nnd that there Is no appro
henelou of further trouble General l'ouo Is
teported to ha o arrived nt tho agoncy.
Secretary Chandler will probably
enter upon his new duties at the Navy uopart
ment on Monday next. Socrctnry Hunt will,
however, remain until ltsultstho convonlonco
f't his successor to tako charge, bocretnry
Hunt has decided to necept tho ltusslan mis
sion, and expects to Icato forSt. Petersburg
about tho last of May.
An estimation of tbo records of the In
ternal Koomio Offlco shows that during tho
year ending Juno 30, 1881, 720,100,000 gal
lonsof spirits woro produced, nnd that during
Iho same yeilod 080,074 gallons wero lost by
casualties, being a fraction loss than ono gal
Ion lost for o cry thousand producod.
The War Department has rocolvod a
telegram from Adjutant-aoneral Piatt, at 1'ort
Leatenworth, as follows: "Cheat damago
dono to 1'ort ltlloy bycyclonoon l'tlday night
buildings unroofed and otherwise mado unln
habltablo; men's quarters tionrly unroofod
nnd storehouses also; three soldiers sotiously
Injured s liavo telegrnphod tor full details and
estimates of cost ot repairs."
Mr. Dallas, chief of the Division of
tho Dead Letters, Postofflce Department, will
be assigned the room at the southwest corner,
on tho second Hoor of tho Department, latoly
occupied by Mr. McDonald, chlof ot the
Money-Order Omco, who Ii now sottled In his
new quarters In tho Hooo building. By this
nirangemont Mr. Dallas gets ouo ot the most
choice rooms In tho Department.
TnE United States steamer Saratoga
sailed fiom Nowpoit, B. I, to-day for Europe.
Secretary Uuut has ordorod tho Portsmouth
to follow her at once, unless there Is good
causo for delay. Commodore Luco, of Iho
training fleet, will hoist his flag ou tho lattor
t csscl. These two vessels tako tho npprontlco
bo s on n summer crulso In European waters,
and aro to return beforo November 1.
Sixteen affidavits in Dr. Lamsou's bo
halt hate been gent to London by tho Attor
ney General per stearaeis Arizona, Abyssinia
andCllyot llorllu. bomo of iheso will reach
London too lato for examination beforo tho
expiration ot the reprieve, Secretary Frellng
huj sen yesterday lolegrapuod tho uubstanco
of them to Minister Lowell, urging him to loso
no tlmo In bringing them to tho atloutiou of
Lotd Granville. T
A LlTTLK inoro than a year ago a no3t
ofllco was established In La Plata County,
Coloiado, with the name of "Duraugo," and
V, M. Kelghtley appointed postmastor. Mr.
Kclghtley'B namo has Just been sent to tho
Henato for tho same position by tho President,
the ofllco In tho brief period named having
been placed wlthlu tho claBS ot Presidential
pmccs, Tho mining Interests within Iho de
livery of Durangohus so rapidly nnd largely
anoloucd as to cause ft large Inllut ot mlnoia
to the vicinity, thus causing the business ot
ihe offlco to Increase In ratio since established
beyond any other offlco within tho history ot
tho Postolllco Department,
Medical Director. William T. Hood
has beou dotached Horn tho Naval Hospital,
Lhelf ea, Mass., and ordered as o member ut
Ihe Linralnlng Board, Washington, D. O.i
Medical Inspector A. c. Bhoades, ns a member
of tho Examining Board, at Philadelphia, nnd
ordered to duty at tho Naval Aoadoniy'Jotli
lnst,i Medical Inspector A, 0. Oorgos, from
duty nt tho Natal Acadomy ana ordered to
duty at tho Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., on
the ii5th Inst.t Burgoon D. 11, Kidder from
duty as a member ot the Examining B lard, at
Washington, ond oidered to tho loculWng shin
Wabash, Burgeon J, if, Clark, from tho Wa
bash, and ordered as a member ot tbo Medical
Board, Phlladelphlai Chief Englnoor W. u,
Biamm, from ihe Lancaster, and as fleet onsl
liter of tho European Htatlon, with permission
to rctut u tu tho United Blates.
Tun order of l'lrst Assistant Postmaster
General lintton In oterrullug tho famous
Hnjes''snlvll"sfitloeordor has beeo gen.
crnlly misunderstood by postmasters through
out Iho country. Bo much so that tho post
master at Marblehead, Mass., lias written him
a loiter asking If he could fccrto as a select
man In tho Common Council aud postaitster
at the same Umo, This has uocossltatuj an
other order explanatory of the ono to tho post
master at Cincinnati, in which Mr, llutton
eajs, In subttaiieei "Hits ordor applies to
first, steoud nnd third-class ofllccrsj not to
fourth class oCleere, for tho reason that they
nrooxpressly excepted In tho ordor Itself.
Nor does It apply to clerks In jiostonicaa who
are appointed by tho President, nor by tho
Postmnstcr-Ueneral, hut employed by lo-al
postuiabtoiiiathlsploasuio, without consulta
tion or direction by this Department. "
Martha 1'ai.knkh, a colored womau,
asbaulted ft neighbor named Mrs. Parker and
paid a JO fine.
DISCUSSED AT TO-DAY'S SESSION
or llio I.nml I.pnirtio Convention
inner lint Jnsl Dpiiiinclnllon or
KnicImid'H Connie 1'ounril Irelnml
Hotv rntrlnllc Irishmen Contribute
o n Jil Cnunp Tlio I'uiiiln Ilenl
Izcil ror llio I.nml I,cnu;tto Sllrrlnp;
Itesnliillnim Adoptpil There Must
Ho No Yielding In KtiRlnnd-Irc
Innd Mutit lie for the Irish.
Upon the nssombllng ot tho Land L-mgiio
Convention last night Mr, O'llollly withdraw
that Hirllon ot his resolution Instructing tho
prceldont nnd tho sccictary ot tho convention
to call upon tho President, As a substitute to
this ho recorded a motion mado by a dolegato
from New York to appoint a committee. Tho
motion passed, and tho following wero np
pointed n committee i Oeneral P. A. Collins,
John llojlo O'llollly, Oonoral Jamos P..
O'llelrne, Hon. Thompson II, Murch, ltov, 11
1', McMcnomy nnd Kov. Patrick Crontu.
Tho commlttco on constitution Vas ap
pointed ns follows: Mr. Hugh J. Carroll. Hhodo
Island! btephen S. lllako, Now York; Mtjor I
ii. w -u(,iitiiy, .uassneuuseus ju. v, uan
lion, Iowa: Thnddous i'lannsgan, California!
l'-dwln .anion, Wisconsin! E, J. McDormott,
Iho commlttco on pormanont orginlzitlon
ii-iuiicu umcers as lononsi 1'rcsiuoiit, (len
eral P. A. Collins; vlco-proshlpnt, M, V. Oan
roll, Ionni Thomas I'lnnnlgan, Cnlltornlt!
Hugh McCafrey, District ot Columbia! John
Curren, Alnbamai D. C. Blrdsnll, Connecticut!
Bev. VUllam gulnlan, Uoorgln; Bev. D. O.
Moaglior, Kentucky: P. A. O'Brien, Missouri!
Thomas Blloy, Massachusetts! Mrs. It. M,
Bprlngor, Maluoi Patrick Fyc, Now Hamp
shire: Pntilck McGoicrn, Now Jorscy; ltov.
P. Cronln, Now York! Oeorgo Hwoonoy, Ohio:
Bev. Dnnlol O'Connell, Pennsylvania: 1'. L.
O'ltellly, Ithodo Island; 3. V. Becdy, Virginia:
Tdwnrd Hlllon, Wisconsin: J. V. SpllTnian,
Connecticut! Kov. 1'athcr Larkln, Now York:
tccrotary, J. D. O'Connell, District ot Colum
bia: nsslstaut socrctnry, M. G. arlffln, Iowa
Captain D. r. Dolan, Massachusetts! Hugh J.
Cniroll, ithodo Island; Dr. P. W. II, Cole,
Maryland: John Moore, Now York.
During tho oveulng a letter was road from
Vendell Phillips, In which ho expresses his
sympathy w 1th tho causo In which tho Amorl
con Land Leaguo was laboilng.
Tho cxncutlvo comraltteo to choose offlcers
for tho ensuing yoar was chosen, ono from
each btato. After listening tu speeches Irom
Ueneial ltoseeiansaiid Hon. W. E. Robinson,
ot New York, tho convention adjourned until
It was 10:10 o'clock n hen Prosldout Collins
advanced to tho front, and in a clear, ringing
voice, called tho contention to ordor.
Tho reading ot jestorday's rocord was on
motion dispensed with.
The commlttco on auditing tho accounts of
tho ticasurer and socrotary ot tho League,
through Mr. N. O. arlffln, ot Iown, mado a ic
port, showing that tho books had boen kopt In
a systematic and careful mannor, and all
moneys collected duly rocordod.
Ki'cclpts nnd ltciiiltlniiecs.
Bev. l'nther Walsh, tho troasuror ot tho
League, presented an account ot tho rocelpts
nnd lemlttanccs Blneo tho last contention,
showing tho tsinco tho 1st ot October, 1881,
up to tho 1st of April, 1882, tho States holow
hat o contributed ns f ollon s :
Alabama, $53; Culltornla, $r0; Connecticut
$11,DG().08: Protlnco ot Canada, $10(1: Dis
trict ut Columbia, tttOO: Illinois, frl.aojy.i;
Indiana, J173: Iowo,Sl,'J33.70: Kansas, yu;
Kentucky, l,!2bU.!!'S; Maine, :!85.45; Mary
lnnd, 'J,027 DO: Michigan, 820; MInnosota,.
$1I)'J8'.: Icw Hampshire, ifl,o"(l 'JO: Now
Jeisey, 0U1.8ai New York, 67,570.70! Now
oik city, m,557.Bj; Ohio, J531 Ci: Penn
sjlvnnla, ?5,.'U8: Ithodo Island, $2,810.50;
!?.wl-tr,!l Vermont. $375: Wisconsin,
!7J $iU ,Moulanai -00; Massachusetts,
Iho sum total is $83,500.01, of which Massa
chusetts contributed more halt that amount.
Since tho organization ot tho LcajuoJlMJ,
5b!) 'J5 havo been colleitod, ot which $1I!0,
20'J.82 bato been sont to Patrick Eagun, nt
l'ntls, and Miss Parncll.
Tho Industrial Land League, of New York,
contributed $ao,O00, not Included In the
'Ilic hccroltu-j.N Kfiorl.
Tho socrclary, Hon. Thomas 1'lattery, malo
ft report, sotllug forth tho amounts forwarded
to tho National Leaguo by tho Stato Loaguos
nnd tho membership of tho lattor loagucs.
Tho report ot tho troasuror only
Bhows tho amount received by him, whllo tlu
total amount by tho secretary's roport sho a
Iho amounts remitted to tho National Lcnguo
nnd tho amounts forwnrdod dlroct to Ireland
by the btato Leaguo troasurers: Alabama,
number Jot leagues, 'J, forwardod $150.15:
Colorado, a, $33.30; Pilnco Edward's Island,
2, 1 100; Connecticut, 88, $10,5!U.20,Kloorgla,
JltBUOi Illinois, SO, $28,71130: Indian i, 7,
$-103.82! Iown, 32, $2,000.23; Kanl
sas, 11, $200.80; Kentucky, 20, $1,017.10;
uM,o,uu, j, iiu uuauciai report;
Maine, 8, $l,130.bO: Now Hamnshlro. 18.
$2,810 02; New Jersey, 27, $0,110.10: Now
York,101, $50,62000; Nobraska, 2, flOOi
Ohio, 20, $1,711; Ponnsylvaula, 82, til,:
102.50: Vermont, 11, $782.35; Hhodo Island,
32, $0,000.20; Tennessee, 1, no Unanclal re
port; bouth Carolina, 1, $50 50; Toxas, 1,
120; Virginia, 3, $118.70; Wisconsin, 13,
$580.05; Montana, 3, $270.25; Washington
Territory, 1, no Hnanclal report; District ot
Columbia, 5, $250: California, 50, $28,001.12.
Total number ot branches In good standing,
1)10. Total amount ot money contributed to
the cause, as reportod to tho Central olllce,
A communication was received front tho
California Btato Loaguo, In which It was
stated that the sum ot $12,711.00 has heon
sent to the National Loague by the California
Leagues. It was also stated that there nro 15
branches In the Htate. Tho Baa l'rauchjco
branch has a membership of 730.
Tho reports of tho treasurer und secretary
woro unanimously adopted, attor which Mr.
M. J. Ounnlir, ot Massachusetts, aro3o nnd
rend tho following teleguuu:
"No change of front. Collins, prosldout!
1 lattery, secretary! Father Walsh, troasuror.
ho rent, alio death ot landlordism will bo
tho birth of homo rule. Heed Lincoln's
opinion, though rude It may seem, 'l'alut ualo
to swap horses whllo crossing a stieum,'
"President Michael Datltt Branch, Wator-
Mr, John Boylo O'llollly suhmlltod tho fol
lowing resolutions, which woro rocolvod with
npplauso, and nf ter somo little debate adopted :
Whereas tho ot 11 and long-coullnuod Eng.
llsh lavs lelatlng to tho land tu Irolaud luo
kept tho people of that country In constant
iw orl), subject to tho terrible Wsltatlons of
famlno aud rebellion, which havo been ro
licntcd afflictions, and tho ItUh poeplo hare at
length resulted to abolish thtso unjust laws
by public agitation and other legitimate
And wo lecogulzo this ns an American as
well ns an IrKh question, Iho millions of Irish
Ametlraniltlzeusof this country having a
deep and natural Interest In their Uudrod in
Ireland, to whom, by tho llllal rotations, they
nro compelled to keep sending annually nn
enormous sum of money to iay tho rack-rents
ot landlords and are their brethren (rout
ruinous distraint and ovletlun.
And Iho sunning of the Irish people under
this Iniquitous S) stent hate been too otteu
misunderstood by other nations through tho
malevolent misrepresentations ot the English
press, which, as on excuse for Lugtlsh oppres
sion, iitrslsleiitly luullgus the character ot
the lush people und their movoments by ex.
aggerated aud false roiiorts of iaauutaeturoJ
And tho people ot Ireland nro gagged In
sllcucoby thesuppicssloiinf n freo press, by
tbo lmpilsojuneut without trial of 700 ot tho
inostuspeitodroproseutatheH of the people,
by tho constant threut of nrrost lovolod at
oery uiauwho dares to criticise tho Injurious
lllty of the goviruineut or addroas tho
I'STOS ". ,t.Ucl1' "Bhta nnd dutha, while
60,000 soldlois nnd 10,000 military pollco
OMiawe thu people, under tuenbsoiuto oon.
trol of maglelrnUB puld by the gutoru
lnci.ti while tho cannon are pi luted
In tho pjlllu places of tho cities
of Ireland; whllo public meetings uro pro
lilbltcdauddlsporsud, whllo the pollco Invado
uud buatih at will prl ato drfolllugs and outer
nnd .leioulnnt private meellugai while e cry
mans llbctty Is at Iho mercy et spies aud
Informers who ai o eucouragod by government
proclamatioui whllo among the political prls
oncis are four luomberu of Parltamout, one
of whomlsucknowlodgod to bo the loader ot
Iho Irish people, aud would, under fros Insti
tutions, be the thief magistrate ot his country
while tho possession ut arms Is a crlino pun
ishable by a heavy lino or Imprisonment
whllo the habeas corpus act has been tor yoara
suspended In a time ot profound peace aud
the country Is sutfcrlug under Iho titty nlulh
eat ago coeiclon law since tho year 1800,
And no reform ran be oipoctod while over
six millions acres ol Irish laud, out ot a ttal
ftcrcngn of fourteen lultllons, aro owned by
less than .'MJO Individuals, most of whom llvo
In England and spend thoro the enormous
rovenuo of 20,000,000 (or $100,00,00')),
which they grind yearly from their Irish
tenants: whllo twclto of thoso monstor nh
ncntoo landlords nro In possession of nmrly
thirteen hundred thousand acres (1,2D7,B3S),
nnd nvo millions ot tho Irish people own not
n folltary ouo while, for tlio protection ot tho
proprietorial rights of theso few thousand
landlords, a standing nrmy ot 15,000 military
lwllco Is maintained at tho expense ot tho
Impoverished and defonsoloss pooplo.
And whereas tho suffering Irish tenant
farmers look to their klndrod In Amorlca for
sympathy with thorn in their efforts to better
tholr condition and to explain tho miltvos
of their agitation and protect tholr good name
beforo Iho world from tho falsehood nnd
aspersion ot tho English press: therefore, bo It
lltiotitd, That this convention of tho Irish
National Land Lcnguo ot tha united States
send to tho struggling tenant-farmers ot Ire
land nn expression ot profound sympathy
from tho millions ot tholr taco In
America who nro proud ot tholr
fnlthlul nnd enduring ndhctoucoto tho prin
ciples laid down by tholr brat o Icadors now In
prison, ond an earnest nssuranco that wo will
t-tond by thorn with continued moral and
Hnanclal Buppmt until tiny have succoolod
In nbollshlng thclrnnllimilol and destructive
J.rilitt n i i I, a illy indorse tliodo-
ire if tin Ir "i , i j tc Im a national oxlst-
'Mi nnil i s ti land, tits' by force and ngilu
l en pttuh, wan i ,1, 1 ot her national
t .ill It. I t, v.i pit .e otimlvcsto- doall that
i I it with Auerlcit citizenship to
! 'i ion. i e imu.ig tho nations.
t a t li t hu ndvlsu tlio farmors ot Iro
I lid to em ttiiuo ntrnllty nnd patlontly In
nluin siio leslstauco, vhlch has alieady
:'it dimlTcctltoftwoapon. Wnoxhort them
i' stiuid unlllnclilngly by tho policy left thorn
ly lh lr Icadors now In prison, and to keep
f icbIi In memory those words ut Charles Stow
nit rnrcoll, addressed to them beforo bis Im
prisonment! "Lot no man lento his post.
Contlnuo sour organization Just ns before, nnd
hat o others ready to take tho place of thoso
who may bo arrested. By this policy of pass
lvoenduraneo the Irish people command tho
respect ot tho world, and proto thcmselvos
worthy of fi eedoin."
llttohfil, That this convention Instruct Its
offlcers to confer, nt their earliest opportu
nity, with Iho Council of Boven, ehoseicut the
Chicago contention, as to tho feasibility ot
uniting under ono head nil tho Land Leaguo
branches now organlzod in tho United btatctf.
JUsclutl. That wo express the gratltudo ot
tho Irish-American people to tho ladlos ot Ire
land who, like tho women ot Limerick, took
tho plnco of their husbands and brothers, and,
nrsumlng tho risk ot nircst and Imprison
ment, nobly upheld tho ling ot tho Land
Jlttotrtd, That wo nro proud ot tho Christian
toibcarnnco ot tho Irish pooplo under their
dreadful exasperations, nnd whllo oxhortliig
evetymnnin Hcland to contlnuo to tiso his
lnllucnco In nnnonttni: ovon tho least net of
lolence, wo solemnly chnrgo tho British Gov
ernment wllh tho responsibility ot all crlmo9
nnd outrages of nn oxttaordluary naturo oc
curring elnco tlio Imprisonment of tho choson
lenders of an ludomltablo and exasperated
Jteccltcd, That while wo do not ask tho ro
Itnsont any citizen who has tlolatodtho Just
law ot tho land, wo domaud of tho proper au
thorities, not ns a favor, but ns n right, tho
immediate trial or unconditional release ot
American citizens conllnod without nccusa
tlou In foreign Jutls.
Mr. Hugh J. Carroll, Bhodo Island, chair
man ot tho Commlttco on Constitution nnd
By-Laws, submitted n report from that com
nilttec. rew amendments wetoiecommondod,
tho most Imiiortnut being to incroaso tho
membership ot thoCcutrnl Council from 3 to
7. 1 his created cousldeiablo debate, aud was
llnolly voted down.
A delegate charged that some parties who
wero not regularly accredllod ddogates had
voted on tho proposition to amend tho constl
tutlon, nnd nt his suggestion a roconsldora
lion otlhovoto was had and resultod ns ba
fore, In tho rejection ot tho nmendmont In
creasing tho representation of tho central
Tho Commlttco on nominations submitted
two repoots, as follows: Majority report l'or
president, Hon. P. A. Collins, of Boston; ilrst
Ice president, ltov. Patrick Cronln, Buffalo:
second tlce-picsldcnt, ThndfU l'lanagan, of
California; secretary, Thomas Flatly; troasu
rcr, Bev. Lawrence Walsh, Tlio minority
nominated Jns. Moouoy, of Buffalo, for presi
dent, and John J. Hinds, ot the Barnes city, for
Gen. Collins said that for fifteen months ho
bnd giver, his entire attention to tho matters
of the Land Loaguo and had dono useful work
In Its behalf. Ho sold ho ha 1 coma horo w lth
ntcadfnst resolution to withdraw from his
present position, nnd that Mr. l'latly had
made tho same resolution. Hoicconimended
that Messrs. Mooncy nnd Hlncs ho elocted, and
hoped Ood would speod their efforts as Ho had
ThcMlecusBlon on tho question of tho elec
tion of offlcers was continued for somo tlmo.
Iho monthly roport was adopted and
Messis. Moorey and Hinds woro elected.
General P. C. OJlllns Is tho host presiding
oniccrwhocterheldagatcl. He Is nu oxccl
lent parliamentarian; quick to decide ques
tions ot order, nnd ho shuts np a ohstrepetous
dolegato llkolils wlto would a pair ot scissors.
Iho cloqucnco of Irish pooplo is provorblal
and tlio convention now in scsslou at Lincoln
Hall probably contalus more lmpasslonod
oi ators and magnificent oxtemporo speakers
than any other assemblage which has over
gathered In this city.
Delegato Cuuan, from Alabama, aroso In
tho midst of tho dobato In the Laud Leaguo
Convention to-day on tho adoption ot the
amendment to the constitution and Bald : "Mr.
Chalrmam, In the name ot Alabama let mo
otter $100 toward tho Land League fund,
Early this morning Lincoln Hall was cap
tured by ropresoutatlvesof tho Chicago Ctlzen
who placed a copy ot tho latost lssuo ot that
paper on ctery ohair In the hall. All tho dele
gates vvil attend tho grand ball which takes
placo this ovenlng at Odd rellows' Hall.
Thomas J. Conaty, of Worcester, Mass., sont
llio following telegram: "God prosper your
deliberations. Tcmjier right with Justice.
Union of Oaol, established by Laud Loaguo,
must bo maintained until liberation ot Iro
land bo accomplished."
Tlio I'loodit In Dnlcoln.
Bioux Palls, DAK., Aptll 13. At bbux Palls
the otcrflow of tho Big blous Blver has
washoduut tho Hacks, near Doll Baptds, of
tho Chicago, Milwaukee k bt. Paul Ballroad,
stopping nil Irolus. Tho dam on tho same
river at Belolt Is washed away.
Jasilstowt.-, DAK., April 13.-I)oth brldgss
across tho Che onno Blver on tho road to Port
Tottcn havo been carried away by tho Hood.
'Iho James Bttcr Is gorged with lco lliroo
miles north of here. It Is foared tho James
town bridge will go.
Ilnlilmoro Hunker Demi.
BtLTIJiour, April 13. Jacob Ellluger,
founder and Piosldentof tho Drovers' and
Mechanics' Bank In this city, died this morn
ing at tho ago of 111 years, of a complication ot
dlsoideis. Ilociimo to this city fiom Bavaila
at tho age of lo years, and elnco then has boen
n . cry extonslto dealer In tho cattlo trade.
Although nu Istaellto by birth and oducatlou,
ho became n Catholic nnd was roceltod Into
that denomination llto months ago. Holeates
a wife, frur sons andn daughter, who Is the
Mlfo of Mr, Adolph Marks, of Now ork.
A 31 ll rb III Jlob.
PiiiLunxriiiA, pa., April 13,-Tho funeral
took place this attornoonot tho throe sisters,
who dlodso suddenly on last Saturday night,
A crowd t f 0,000 pooplo patherod aroun 1 tlio
house to sco tho bodies, Threo squads ot no.
llto wero oidered to tho Bcone, nnd wero com
pelled to draw tholr clubs as a monaee to
drive tlio moh back and rope In the etioet,
Ben Ices in tho church wero abandonod lu
consequence of a throug of curious people.
Dentil of sir. Key.
CUUTANOOQA, Tnw, April 13,-Martha M.
Key, mother of tho ex-Postmaster-aoueral,
died at Bn eetwator yesterday.
Taius, Aptll 13. In an Interview with Chris
tluo Mlsson. she announces that she will to
llio after a threo jcats' tour In Euroiwunl
1 - i , . ..
IiiccmUnrlcN nt Woik,
DHAWAiiu, OHIO, April 13,-John Morris'
Hour mills hnvo been destroyed by Arc, cause!
ti luccudlarlcsi loss, $3,000.
Alliuckly lo llonnliiii.
Virs.Nl, Aptll 13. Austt la has granted am
ntsty to Iho Jlosulau Insurgents.
Games wero Jdai'ed jesterdayas fellows' t
PltlsburK, Pa. Alleghenis, Ui Clsvelands, 11.
At New ork I'totldonce, 0: Mottopolltons, 1,
At l,hlladelphla-lhlladtlphlas,l5. Atlantlos
of llreoklyu, 1, Athletic, u, Jaspeisot Man
hattan College, 1,
Tlio Abraham LinccJu l'ost No, 3, Depart
ment et Wisconsin, a. A, It., nt Us regular
meeting Autll 1, passod tho following lose
lutlou " JltKJcid, That o tende r uir slneoro
thanks to tho Houa. D, W. Voorlu es, J J. In
galls, Oeoigo O. Vest, aud nthets who havo
laboi-cd falthfull' tu the (utore d . t tin old
MALICE AND DRIVEL
THE SHIPHERD COMBINATION
Continues to "Delight" tlio Coin
mllleo nnd "Intercut" Iho People
-Why Don't the Committee Nil ITp
nlth Illm All rvlarht nnd Vmnii
lllm Dry The Work or Consrcss
Thodllemmn which tho commlttco on l'or
elgn AtTalrs woro In yostorday, through tho
Ignoranco ot tho stenographer, was endol
this morning by n new haul nt tho bellows,
and the witness commencod tho business by
submitting n, requost that tho roport bo cor
rected by tho reporter ot tho Now Yjrk Asso.
elated Press. The commlttco took tho ropiest
Mr. Blount wanted tho wltnoss to repeat
what passed between him nnd Socrotary
Blaine nt tho Interview ot July 23. Witness
objected to answering nnd appealed to tho
committee, which ordered him to go on.
Iho witness nnsweted ft number ot ques
tlens.slmply reiterating without any change
his piovlous testimony.
Tho witness went over tho Grant Intorrlews
without now developments, oxceptlug tho fact
that J. C. Landreau had bcon uppolutod and
wns still Consul nt Bantlago do Cuba.
Ho will produco tho autograph lottor of
General Grant nnd tho letter or copy ot lottor
of Introduction from him to Arthur.
When askod who tho gonllomeu wero whom
ho alluded to as bcliiK friends nf tho Executive
or ot General Grant, ho repllod that they woro
lilcndsot Arthur nnd OarUcld. Ho docllnod
to give their names.
Ho would not, under any clrcumstancos,
A List of the Slocniiulilci-N
ottho Peruvian Company. Senator Hlntr did
not know who thoy wcto. Socrotary Blatn"
never asked n question as to tho personuolot
the company, nnd It was not volunteered.
Did not endeavor to bring about nny ar
rangement with tho Crodlt Industrlol as sug.
Rested by tho Socrotary ot State. Ho had a
number otovorturos from tho nentotthat
concern, and nevor made nuy responso to
them. Ills comrany was not lacking In olther
respectability or cash.
His nttoutlou wns called to a New York -aid
Intcrvlow, in which ho said thero wero
grato reasons why
The Nccrctnry Would not Attempt to
Ho said ho was not responsible tot published
Interviews. Tho Interview In question was
half true nnd halt bogus.
Ho was usked "when that tlmo In which ho
was to hat o something to say about Mr. Blaine
was to como?"
Ho Bald: " Upon tho wholo record disclosed
nnd undisclosed In my relations with tho Soc
tctary ot btato, until I rccolvod tho letter ot
Deccinber3, my belief Is this i that ho In
tended to co-operato with mo. Tills Is foundod
on nnunbtoken chain of suggestions and his
nbsolutogood faith. When tho lottor of De
cember 3 reached mo It fell upon mo llko a
bolt from a clear sky.
I Win Dnzeil,
and uuablo to account for It. If I had boen
awaio ot tho correspondence which had
passed between him and Uurlburt I should
hav o been nrouared.
"Tho opinion which I camo to Is this: I
think tho becrelary looked upon this scheme
as Secretary of Stato: that ho Intended only to
usotho claim for ortlclal purposos, aud lam
satlslled ho had no personal Interest at all.
Tho Impression mado attor tho last Intcrvlow,
In w hlch ho sharply spoko to me as to vv hat
business I had to make
An Ilrrmid Hoy or n Minister,
I saw that ho was tery scusltlto with refor
enco to nnj thing said against tho Minister. I
left, nnd In many instances defended General
Hurlburt from newspaper nttacks, as I in
sisted be was earn lug out his lustructtons. In
tho lntert lew of Not omber 13, on telling this
to llio Secretary, he wns much ploased,
nnd gavo us n history ot diplomacy In thu
tlmo of Oeorgo 1V and Bald to us that dlplo
malic dispatches woto 'road between linos
and sometimes ou tho margin. ' Some months
after a gentleman, to whom I ropeatod this,
said, 'Did ho say that? 'and In my replying
Inthonmrnintlve, hoeald, 'Well, I hato him
now. I hat o n dispatch which on tho margin
'Oo It, Nteso.'
On Decembers tho lime had como when tho
Secretary knew that ho would havo to go, and
beforo ho lift ho would loavoou llio In the De
railment a letter, washing his hands of tho
wholo business. This was as deliberate on
attempt as et cr was made to assassluato a
man's charnclor. "
"Who Is tho gontlemnn who has tho dis
patch from Blalno with the words 'Go It
fototo on tho mat gin?"
"His namo is
Willlntii Henry Iliirllmrl,
the editor ot Iho New York World."
Tho witness declined to produco tho lottor
from Sennlor Blaine.
Tho meeting was adjourned until to-morrow.
Tho Chair laid hereto tho Bouato tho report
from the Commissioner ot Indian Affairs,
dated tho 20th ultimo, recommending an In
cicaso of items tor " Transportation ot Indian
supplies for tlio fiscal year 18S2, (dotlcloncy)
as designated In Sonato Ex. Doc. 577, Torty
seventh Congress, first session:" also a draft
for a bill prepared In tho Indian Olllco con
ferring to tho Chcycnno and Arapohoo In
dians the lands in tho Indian Territory set
arart for their occupancy; also a letter from
Secretary otW'orlndooslns that of tho Acting
Chief Clork, rocommendtus an additional ap
proprlatlon ot $2,000 tor tho contingent ex
penses ot tho War Department building for
1882; also that tho appropriation for tho noxt
fiscal ear bo $10,000.
Mr. Cameron (Pa.) aud Mr. Bolllns presented
Ktltlons favoring tho House bill providing
tor tho settlement of tho Gonova award.
lEeporls of Committees.
By Mr. McMillan, favorably, Senato bill
1302, for tho temotalot obstruction In navi
By Mr. Cameron (Pa.) Senato bill 437, to ro
Ilea o James Evetotte.
By Mr. Conger, 11. It. bill 01)7, to rollers W.
1). Whiting: also, unfavorably. Senato hills
1137 uud 0J1, for iho tellctot James 11. Lat
ferry. By Mr. Hampton, favorably, Senate bill
1521, ucognlzliig 1.11ns J, Bezmer as an en
Bonato bill 183, for tho relief ot the captain
nnd crew ot tho private-armed brig General
A bill for the rellof ot Mrs. Louisa 11. Hasoll.
A bill to extend tho limits of the port of Now
Orleans and toluiproto the harbor without
making nn appropriation.
A bill to pay tho B. C. it. k N, II. 11. Co. for
linnst-ortlngtuo mails. Tho amount Is $3,
A bill for tho toilet of A. If. Von Luoltwltz.
A bill to amend sections 2382, 258J, 2007
and 208 lot tho Bovlsed Statutes, relating to
tho collection districts ot California.
Joint resolution for tho relief of the K, C, 1",
H. A O, It. B. Co.
Housoblllto repeal discriminating duties
ou tea uud corfee, tho products of the posses
sions ct tho Netherlands.
The inorulug hour having oxplred tho Sen.
nto took up the bill granting the St. L. k S. V.
B.H. tlio right of way through tho Choctaw
Nation, I, T., Mr. Ingulls on tho floor.
After Iho reading ot the Journal, Mr. Alnsleo,
Delegate f I out Idaho, had bill 500 1, to oonllrm
nu agreement with the Shoshone and Bannock
Indians, giving tight ot way to a railroad
takon up and passed,
To-day being tho auulv ersary of tho birth ot
Thomas Jcffcisou, tho bill to elect a monu
ment to him was endeavored to bo taken front
tho bpcaket's table, but had to give way for
the regular Older.
On motion of Mr. Kusson, tho IIouso went
Into Committee of t ho Whole, with Mr, lUbln
Bou:Mass.) u the chair, and took up tho
Tariff Commission bill, which wns under
debate w lit u our report closed.
The trustees of the proposed Unlversallst
Chuich ottho Cougrt gatlon leuelvoda petmlt
to-day for Iho erection ot that building. The
alto Is the corner of 1 hlrteeuth uud I. stioots
northwest, aud tho building will boot brick,
to feet front by 8.1 feet lu depth. It will be
one story in heUhlh aud Is ileslguod to seat
1,J00 poisons. The plaus, which have been
luepaied by Mr. A. Cluss, show that tho build
ing will bo of plain Gothic urchlteuturo an 1
will piobubly cost about $33J)00.
C'HAiai.s Holmes ami hU wife, Jino,
both colored, wero churned with, assaulting a
white man named Charles Dodd In tho Pull'
t'ouit today The testimony was to tho oTeot
that Dodd had been drunk und had ma to in
Ut cut proiirnls U Mrs. II dmes ai d (' ati u
her, and sue had attuck him with a larg
Hi in- and knocked him Bomeless, Judg' uiv 11
ill mlcicd thoiase
CONFLICT OF JUDICIAL, AUTHORITY-
Jndce Wjlle'n Derision In (ho Slitf
Itonle Citne Directly Opposite to
flint or United Ndiles District, Xnw
United Mnles Circuit Conrl, Jiutffo
N, Y. Hun.
Ono of tho objections Interposed In bohalf of
tho defendants to tho Indlctmonts In tho 8tnr
B6uto cases Is that tho procoodlugs ot tlio
Grand Jury by which tho btll was found woro
Improper nnd unlawful.
Tlio Alleirnlloim or the Defendants.
Tho defendants nllego that witnesses wero
nllowod to miko statements and charges In
tho Grand Jury room wholly outside ot nny
personal know ledge on their part, and purely
hearsay, and wero also pormlttod to lnUuoneis
tho notion ot the Grand Jury by moans nt
pamphlets which wero clonrly Incompetent
evidence, nnd should not have boeu received
or considered by that body,
JiiiIko Wslle'N Decision.
Mr. Justice Wjlio ot tho Criminal Court of
tho District ot Columbia has overruled thoso
objections. Ho says that his opinion Is that
Iho Otnnd Jury acted improperly, but that
does not afteet tlio Indictment, llo also told
counsel fur the defendants that they could not
go Into the loom of tuo Grand Jury and In
ttstlgato their procoodlugs,
JiiiIko Wnllnco's Decision.
This decision appears to be In direct eenrtlct
with ono niadolastjoar In tho United states
District Court for tho Northern District of
Now York by tho Hon. William J. Wallace, who
has Just beon nominated aud conurmod ns
Circuit Judgo ot the Unltod Stales for this
circuit, to succeed Mr. Justice Ulalchford, now
of tho Supromo Court.
Amotion was mado beforo Judgo Wallaco
lo quash sovcral Indlctmonts charging tho
defendants with ombozzllug funds of n
national bant. An nttornoy who nppoarod
before tho Grand Jury as a wltuoss Inter
spersed Ills own testimony with comments
nnd remarks In tho nature of an argument,
and read papas lo tho arand Jury which
wero lnadmlsslblo as evidence for nny pur
pose. The Court hold that tho procoodlugs
beforo that body woro Buch as seriously to
endanger, If not procludo, nn Intelligent anil
fair consideration ot tho chargo against tho
defendants, and therefore quashed tlio in
dictments. Iho Secrecy of the Grnnil Jury.
As to tho secrecy of the proceedings, Judgo
Wallnco spoko ns follow s:
"Tho rulo which may bo adduced from tho
authorities, and which seems most consistent
with tho policy of tho law, is that whenever It
bocomes essential to nsecrtnln what has trans
pired beforo a Grand Jury, It may bo shown,
no matter by whom! and tho only limitation
Is that It may not bo shown how tho Individual
Jurorototcd, or what they said during their
Investigations, becauso this cannot sorvo any
ot tho purposes ot Justice."
The Duty or the Court.
Tho duty of tho Court to oxorclso a salutary
supet vision oter the procoodlugs ot n Grand
Jury was distinctly assorted by Judge Wal
lace, and this duty can only bo discharged by
romotlug tho veil ot eocrocy whonovor It Is
requlslto to protect public ot private rights.
In support ot this conclusion a caso was cited
Inwhlch Judgo Story recolved, on a similar
motion, tho anidavlt ot n witness that ho had
not be Bworn when examined beforo tho Grand
Jury. Thero is clcarlv lesnoctabln unthnriiv
-against tho declaration ot Mr. Justice Wyllo
that tho defendants had no tight to lnvostl
gnto what took place In tho Grand Jury room.
The l'nriillcl ISclnccti the Cases.
In several respects tho htar-ltouto casos
nppcar to bo llko tho caso in which Judgo will
laco tendered tho decision wo havo momlonod,
esi cclally in tho blending ot hearsay and in
competent testimony with ovluonco toudlng to
authorize the Ilndlug of an Indlctmout. We
think tho di fondants were entitled to
an opportunity to prove tholr avormonts
ns to tho Impropriety ot tho action ot
tho Grand Jury, lo succeed In defeating the
prosecution on this fctround, thoy would havo
had to Bhow tho court, een under Judge
Wallace's ruling, that the finding wasbisol
upon such utterly lnsuftlclentor palpably In
competent ovldenco os to Indicate that the In
dictment resulted from prejudice, or was
found In willful disregard ot their rights.
This they might not bo nblo to dm but Judgo
Wylle seems to havo erred In refusing to let
At nil events, If ho Is right In his refusal,
Judgo Wallnco must havo been wrong In per
mitting precisely such an Inquiry Inn Federal
court of equal dignity and Importance.
Tho President being out of tho city thero
woro no nominations to-day.
Tho hill turning to tho Court of Claiui3
a certain class of claims which nro now com
lng beforo Congress will bo called up for pas
sage ns soon ns tho tariff lssuo is over.
To-day tho IIouso Commorco Commlttco
heard aigumouts and prayers from delega
tions from Maryland, Delaware and Bhodo
Island concerning improvements ot rivers
and batbors In thoso btates.
The Commlttco on Ways and Means to
day considered tho bill to tax tho manufac
ture ot oleomargarlno, but action thoteon was
postponed until Tuesday next, in ordor to glvo
mnuufoctulerfl of oleomargarlno nn oppor
tunity to bo heard lu opposition to tho passage
ottho measure. The hoorlng will bo hadou
Tho House Commlttco on Comraerco has
concurred In tho plan as submitted by tho
Mississippi Blvor Commission. Vor this work
tho sum of $ 1,123,000 lias boen agreed upon,
$000,000of which Is to boused botwoen tho
mouths of the Illinois and Ohio III vers. This
action ot Iho committee Is lncororatod In the
Blv er and Harbor Appropriation bill.
Tho IIouso Public Iloalth Commlttea to
day appointed ft subcommittee to cxamlno Into
nnd report upon ft potltion received from
Charles Whitney, Edward A. Yolk, ot ill., en.
gaced In shipping at Now Orleans against cer
tain provisions or a bill ponding In Congress
to amend the act to prevent tho Introduction
of contagious or Infectious diseases, etc. Tho
subcommttteo is composed of Messrs. King,
Updeg.-afl and Bowman.
Tho IIouso Committee on Education and
Labor, nt their meeting yesterday morning,
Instructed ltepresentutlve Pago to mov o a sus
pension ot tho rules Monday next, aul put
upon Its passgo tho bill suspending Chinese
Immigration, which, by a majority vote of the
committee, ho was authorized to report favor,
ably to tho House. It limits the term ot emi
gration to ten jcars, and provides that tho
net si all go Into effect sixty days nttor Us pas
sago instead of ninety days as provided lu tuo
A Kentucky statesman said this morulnz
that Kentucky had tho ablest man In Congress
and tho d (lest fool. "Who aro thoyt" In
quired Iho inquisitive man of Tnu dime.
"John G. Carlisle Is the greatest statesman lit
either branch ot Congress to-day, and - " her i
Iho Kcutucklau was called aw ay, and tho rost
of his answer wns lost. It's rough on the rost
ot the delegation, but it can't bo helped.
Ma bo they'd better dlaw straws to seo which
Is the other man
Letters received from California Itonuhli.
cans by parties In this city say lu aubuanco
that thu President's veto of. tho Chluoso bill
has given tho Democrats the Pncuio Coast.
Ouo from n member ottho California Bute Ho.
publican Committee declares that nine out of
ten lie publicans you meet swear thoy will
Toto tho Democratic ticket next tlmo, Tho
fact that Ban Jose, which goncrally gives
several hundred Bepubllcan majority, has
gouo largely Democratic, Is regarded as an un
mistakable Indication that the Democrats will
sweep California next lime as tho letter
above retorted to predicts, A Paclfla Coast
liolltlclau at tho Capitol says that lu tho oveut
tho President is successful lu continuing
rhlneso immigration, that Ooloralo will soou
bellllulwith "plg-talls." This Is not pleas
ant news lo Hie people ot that btato who havo
us much as thoy can do to keep the Indians In
District In Cowrresv.
In tho Senate committees reported as fol
By Mr, Aldrlch, if. B, nil 321(1, changing
llio name ot tho German Protestant Orphan
,sj lum Association.
By Mr, Buller, favorably, Senate bill 831,
for tho relief of Christian lluppert, William 1 .
Maltlnglyand Chilsllaulloutlch, trustees, ol
the Dl.trlct ot Columbia. '
By Mr. Conger, unfavorably, for the pur
chase of square No, 4 10 for a public park.
By Mr, Bolllns, favorably, 11, B. bill 1710, to
tneate a certain part ot Lock street, George
To-day the IIouso District Cammtitaa m-,i.
an ndv erso report on II. B. -1371, for the relief
ot 11. P. Walbrldge, and a favorable report on
tho claim ot William Boweu. A favorable re
Port was also mado on II. B. 2871, pruv i ling
torthoixteuslouot tho Capitol, North Osueet
A Bouth Washington Hallway. Tho bill was
amended "That no now track or tra.' k-
shall be laid along Ninth street liom D bii eet
to Louisiana avenue, but said cumpauy uuy
uso Iho tiatka of the North Btreot lUllway
Company betweeu points, upi u am t t was
and iMiidltl us as may be egrcej up a wl'a
the falJ c mpauj , '
GAS VERSUS MOON.
LIEUTENANT GREENE'S REPORT.
Iteport on the Ntrcet I.lahllnir or
Tills City, illnde lo .tlnjor Tviln.
Iiik-IIo Miohm Up "Tlirorellrnl
Jllooiilljrhl," nnd Adtornten the
DiirnliiK or Ihe I.nmpa lor .1,000
llonrn In r.neli Ycur.
Tho following Important report on tho gas
question was submitted to tho Englnoor Com
inlsslontr by Lloulonant Oreono at ft lato hour
irt,.. u W,A","N,70N' ,'? 'i April 1, 1RS2.
fi t'- I'rlni"! J";9lctr Vomm',tio,i-r,
lii the follow lng facts In regard to tho street
" ' , b!'uc.ntuIea "A" uct regulating gai
wurh' . TlIs net has novcr been ronoilolnr
IV'.'ilU'L.'TI" '" tl, t,rlco to ho paid for
lighting street lnmps, which was flxo'l In tho
act nt $11) per lamp, per nnnum, nnd has era I
unity been reduced tu $23.
, TI"5o.,,n!T.n,J0V0 nuotod rcqutros lamps "to
burn 2200 hours per annum, with n, su.fmt
burner on each lamp." Thoso two clemi nts
Ihonunilcrot bonis nnd theconsuption per
hoiir-ot course dotermlno tho totnl consump
tion of gas nnd thoprlco to bo paid for that
lighting. Tho number of houis betwoensun
set nndsuurlsoln tho course ot tho year Is
!,3M), nnd deducting n hnlf-hour In tho
evening, nnd In tho morning for twilight this
nunibi r Is reduced to about -1,000. Tlio num
ber ot hours during which the moon Is abovo
tho hotlzon, between sunset nnd stinrls'. Is
2,11)0, and deducting tho Ilrst tow iloyn ot tho
new nnd the last few da) a of tho old moou.
this number Is tcducod to 1,800.
lhodlHorcnco betweon -1,001) nnd 1,8001s
2,200, which Is tho nuinborot houra the law
nlluws tho limps to bo lighted. It la ovldont
that tlio law Is based on tho Idea, of utilizing
every hour of
nnd no provision is mado for tho contingency
ot tho moon being obscuied by clouds. In such
cases tho city must bo left In dnrkuess, or tho
lamps muBt bo lighted nnd tho extra
hours thus consumod must ho made up by ex
tinguishing nt 1 or 2 o'clock on ordinary
nights, a horo ore cry serious objections to
this, but Ihoro Is no way to avoid It. The law
gives tho "city authorities" discretion
to burn extra hours, provided tho
gas company Is paid extra for It,
but this discretion lias no validity
becauso no appropriation Is ev cr mado to nay
for tho extra hours.
Tills Sj stein or " Moonlight Hclicil-
has been adnptod In nonrly nil small cltlos on
tho ground of economy, but os tho
cities hao Increased In population
they have. In nearly every ease,
abandoned It nnd ndopted tho systora ot
lighting nil night. Now lork, for Instance,
gavo up tho moonlight system In 1831 an!
Cincinnati In 1871). At present tho tvvelvo
principal cltlos lu tho country light tholr
lamps as follows;
New York, -1,000 hours; Phll.adolphla, 3,
500; Brooklyn, 3,83.1; Chicago, 2,511, Boston,
3,828; bt. Louis, 2,000; Baltimore 2,150:
Clnclnnalt, 3,831; San l'ranclsco, , Now
Orloaus, -1,012: Cleveland, 2,300 j Washington,
2,200. W lth our broad streets and compara
tively low buildings, tho moon, when
nearly full nnd not obscured, glvos
umplo light, nnd nt such tlmea It would be
qulto superfluous to light tho lamps, nut
provision should ho mado tor cloudy nights,
whkh cover ptobably
One-lliiir or Iho llicorellenl .llooii-
Hcnco the number of hours hero should bo
flxed at about 3,000, which Is a mean bo
tween tho "nil night" schedules and
our present number. Inregard tothoslzout
burner, tho practice narlcs lu dirroront cltlos.
InNew ork, tho burner la threo foot; Boston,
four feet; Baltimore, flvo feet. Washington Is
tho only city using as largo a eldo foot burner
on all Its lumps. This tlllago system ot par
tial lighting has been at cry serious Incon
venience heco during the cloudy wenthor ot
1 ast few months, aud I think tho time Ins
eomowhcnltshould bo abandonod, nt least
In part. In order that Intelligent action may
be taken on tho subject, I havo aompllel
fiom municipal reports tho following data
'Iho lriictico In Other CUIon :
New York Is lighted by eight different com
panics, whoso prices nry Irom $17.50 to tai
per lamp for gas, lighting, extinguishing und
cleaning. Tho average price Is $10, and tho
repairs, w hlch nro paid for by tho city amount
lo $1.55 per lamp additional.
Inch ot tho principal companies has about
4,0C() lamps, nearly the samo numbor as In
W aBhlngton. Prlv ato consumers In Now York
ore chargod $2.25 per 1,000 cubic feet. Al
though our lamps are placed farther apart
than In somo other cities, yet It Is not thought
that any serious Inconv enlono will result from
reducing tho size of tho burner to n tiro-toot.
By Increasing tlio number of bonis to 3,000,
wo would bo nblo to burn nil night fromoc
tobcr to April during tho mouths w hen we aro
Troubled Willi Clniuly Wenthor.
The change Intho consumption of gas woul I
bo ns follows :
2,200 hours, with Ofoct burnor, 13,200
cubic feet; 3,000 hours, with l.f-foot burner.
13,500 cuhlo feet; 3,000 hours, wllh 5-foot
burner, 15,000 cublo feet; 2,800 hours, with
5-fcet burnor, 14,000 cubic feet.
The cost of repairs, lighting, etc., Is found,
by experience, to be $5 00 per nnnum, and at
$2 per lamp, tho actual paymont for gas Is
$10. 10; for n, consumption ot 15,000 feot, tho
rato would bo a llttlo loss $1.30 per thousand
and tor 14,000 fectlt would bo $1.38: tho rato
In New York Is $1.25. I would respectfully
suggest that the Appropriation Commlttoo bo
asked to add tho following proviso to tho
clauso making appropriations for street
lamps, vlz.t at tho end of lino 307 ottho bill
as printed In Hit House add tho following;
"Provided, further, that
The Lumps Shall ltnril 3,000 Hours
per nnnum, with a flvo foot burnor on each
lamp. Very respectfully, r, V, Giiefse,
l'lrst Lloulonant Englueors, U. B. A,
Cwcacjo, April 13 President Keep, of tho
Chicago k Northwestern Ballroad,' says thoy
do not intend to extond lo Denver. Ilo said
that at tho next Tuesday meeting ot the Colo
iado Tronic Association Iho Burlington Ball
load will withdraw from the Colorado pool.
To Dine With Don.
ruiLADrxrilli, PA., April 13.- President
P.oIh Ns, ot tho Pennsylvania Itallrflad; u, W.
Chllds, Hon, John Welsh and other members
of tho Tanners' Club, liavo gone to Washing,
ton ou a special train to dine with Don C un
ci on to-night.
Minder nnd .Suicide.
Nrw concokh, onto, April 13. -John 8.
Nsssett, a farmer, agod 05, In West Land
Township, In a Ut of lolent temper, shot nnd
mortally wouudod hlsson,Johu E., and then
shot himself fatally,
Ilciifh to tlrnscjnrd Insurance.
IM)tr.isr.rni., Pt., April 13. Tho Attorney.
General has begun proceedings against two
hundred and thltteen Mutual Insurance Cont
panlcs to show causo, May 11, why tholr
charters should not bo surrendered.
1'otU'r to bo JIailo l'ny I'p.
SLw oiik, April 13. Tho Tin, field atut
iom, tenant of tho burned llo; At building,
todayfaued Orlando B. Potter, owner ot tin)
building, fi r $50,000 damagos front lire.
1 ho Tobnero Monopoly,
BEULDi, April 13.-Tho Federal Council mot
1 rstirrday to consider the Tobanco Monopoly
bill. It Is reported that Prluco Bismarck has
secured n -majority ot the committee lit tavjr
of thu bill.
Itcddy riUuernlit'ft Trial.
Boston, MASS., April 13. The trial of James
Ileddy) rilzget.ild, the perpetrator ot t'ia
bunko fraud on Charles l'rancls Adams, hat
Letu j ostiioued uutll Tuesday next.
A Youiiirl.mly Uuriifd lu Ilrnlh.
PliILtPFLIHU, pa., April 13.-0arrle llw
not, ft liaudsouie )ouug lady ot high family,
wusburuedtu death by her clothes taklug
ffro Item an open fireplace.
LITTL1 IMli,, Altk., April 13. -The nepub.
lleon btato Central Committee yesterday met
and decided to coll a State com outtuu ou J illy
II, uud 1 ut a full btato ticket lu the Held.
An Aired licuiocriit (lone.
WuniEiTEu, MASS., Aptll 13. Oeorgo Mr.
(.Ill, tieosiin r of the Democratic btato I entral
ti intuitu i. died tu Ids chair ut Ills ofllco this
ui n ti p Ud (U.
Mit ClFonr.h V I'h mmek and bride,
iiee Miss J jihlne M. lUllaud, ot Baltimore.
are at tlu bt, James,