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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE :"' WASHINGTON, D. CL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1882. . '"
REVISING THE TARIFF,
An Exhaustive Review of the Work
of the Commission.
THE TESTIMONY TAKEN.
"What the Character of its He
port is Likely to he.
A representative of The Natioxai. Tribuxe
had the pleasure, the other day, of meeting a
gentleman connected with the Tariff Commis
sion, who is thoroughly posted concerning the
work that it lias already accomplished and
that -which still remains to bo done, and the
following dialogue took place:
"Now that you have completed your first
tour of the country, what has been the
general character of the testimony that has
Leon heard before the commission?"
"That is pretty difficult to answer. Wo have
heard probably 2o0 or 300 persons, and I should
say that a majority of them are in favor of
leaving things as they are."
"How many sittings had the commission?"
"Well, we started at Long Branch, which we
Eelcctcd as being convenient to the great com
mercial cities of the East Now York, Phila
delphia, Baltimore, Boston, fcc. We staid at
Long Branch about six weeks and then went
to New England."
"Did you have no sittings in New York
"No: not to heaT testimony."
"What was tho route that tho commission
took after leaving Long Branch; at what
places did you hold your sittings?"
" We first went to Boston, then to Rochester,
Buffalo, Cleveland, and Detroit, then we slipped
across to Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville,
and then to Chicago. After leaving Chicago
we went to Milwaukee, St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Des Moines, St. Louis, Nashville, and Chatta
nooga. Tho commission is now at Atlanta;
from there they will go to Savannah, thence to
Charleston, Wilmington, N. C, and then they
will come here. After remaining in Washing
ton they will go to Baltimore and Philadelphia
and then to New York, where they will hear tho
representatives of those industries that have
been preparing formal statements in regard to
their particular branches of business."
" What industry has been particularly rep
resented before you, iron and steel ? "
"No one has particularly represented the
iron and steel industry before us, and the only
persons who appeared in that interest were a
few manufacturers who camo merely to apolo
gize for not coming. They will prepare ex
haustive statements of that industry and pre
sent them to us on the return from the South."
"What interest seems to havo been most
prominently represented before tho commis
sion?" " Probably tho sugar interest, but we have had
more persons before us io present their views on
the duty on quinine than any other subject.
And it was quite amusing to seo how little
some of then? knew of the subject. No one could
tell us how many persons were employed in
the manufacture of quinine in this country,
whether it was ten thousand or five hundred.
The fact is, that there arc 352 persons employed
in the quinine industry in tho tmifed States."
"Were the representatives of the sugar in
terest desirous of having the present tariff
on that article reduced?
"We have probably heard more on that sub
ject than any other of importance. This
question is viewed from three different points
of view the grower's, importer's, and refiner's.
They all appear to agree that they can possibly
stand the reduction proposed at tho end of tho
last session of Congress, which wjis to tako off
the 25 per cent, increase imposed by the act of
175. They are all in favor of changing tho
Dutch standard for the polariscopic test."
"Why is it that they desire this change?"
"Because they consider that it will lessen
the discretion of the custom-house officials in
deciding the rate of duty by the polariscope,
and thus secure a more uniform duty."
" What is the present rate of duty on sugar? "
"It varies. It is levied by what is called tho
Dutch standard, based on the color of tho
sugar. The duty ranged from 1 cents per
pound for very dark sugar up to 4. cents for
refined, such as granulated, loaf, &c, up to
March 3, 1875, when it was increased 25 por
cent., and is now from 2 3-1G up to 5 cents per
"How much reduction will those engaged in
the sugar business stand ? "
' They will stand the 25 per cent, reduction."
"Next to the sugar interest, what was the
principal interest before you? "
" I should think that tho pottery men have
come to the front more than "any others. They
want to increase the present tariff on the finer
wares, but as wo are quite able to compete with
foreign nations in tho commoner grades, there is
no great opposition to lowering the duty on that
class of goods."
"What do you consider was tho most im
portant testimony hc-ard by the commission?"
"The testimony of tho free tradcrs,asa whole
for it shows the full strength of their position
and the expert testimony. This latter was very
thorough. We had somo thirty or moro of
the most thorough experts in tho New York
custom-house before us. Wo commenced
with schedule A, and, taking the duty oa each
article through every schedule down to thefrco
list, we made a thorough examination as to tho
effect and results of the tariir on each item;
inquiring where there had been any ques
tions arising in the levying of tho tariff, and
the caubes therefor."
"What was the general character of the tes
timony of the free traders?"
"There have been two classes of tree traders
before the commission. Sensible men, like
Everett P. Wheeler and David A. Wells,
recognized tho fact that wo are a commission
to reviso tho tariff laws, and not a debating
school for the purpose of discussing questions
of ma trado or protection ; that the fact of tho
appointment of tho commission is a recogni
tion that the people want an examination into
the general subject, and sec where it needs re
vision. This class want a reduction on raw .
material, on tho ground that by so doing we
v.ill increase tho manufactures of the country.
Their suggestions havo boon valuable and im
portant to tho commission. Thero has been
another class who demanded absolute free
trade, which was absurd, as the commission
was not appointed to sec if it could abolish the
"In other words, it was for a revision of the
tariff, and not its abolishment?"
"That is it in a nut-shell."
"Who represented the ship-building inter
est?" "No one. They are to meet us when wc go
east. After leaving here wc will take a run to
Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburg to hear
from the great interests in those quarters, and
we txpectto conclude our hearings about the
15th of October, in New York,"
"Do you expect to finish the work in time
fcr Congress to act upon your report and rec
ommendations this session, if thoy really want
to act on tho tariir question?"
"Oh, yes; weshall submit ourfinal report, if
nnt before the beginning of the session, cer
tainly before the holidays."
"Taking into consideration the fact that
there was a great deal of backwardness in
coming forward to testify before tho commis
sion in tho early part of its session, do you
consider that as showing tho existence of a
sentiment in favor of free trado or a disposition
to let the tariff alone?"
" Why, the peoplo generally don't care much
about it, and, as tho farmers are generally
prosperous, they did not tako enough interest
in tho subject to como before us. At our sit
ting in St. Louis, Governor Coleman came
before tho commission and said he was backed
by 12,000,000 farmers, and they wore all united
in the interest of frco trade. Soon after this
statement was made a gentleman in the audi-
enco stepped up to me and said: 'Mr.
do you supposo I could say a word on t hat
point.' I said. ' Certainly.' ' 1 know something
about farming,' he continued, 'as I happen
to bo tho Master of tho State Grange of Mis
souri, and also tho lecturer of tho Na
tional Grange in tho United States, and I
think I know something of tho views of tho
farmers on this question. 1 was interested and
greatly surprised to hear the remarks of Gov
ernor Coleman about so many millions of
farmers being united for free trade. Wc have
a good many farmers who are free-trade men,
and there are a good many who are in favor of
a protective tariff as high as any Pennsyl
vanian desires ; but I think the great mass
of them believe that the tariff is too high
on somo articles and desire a reduction on
"Ono of the most sensiblo articles on the
tariff commission appeared in the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch tho evening that wo left that city.
It said that when the tariff commission was
first appointed tho people all thought it was a
useless thing, but since then public sentiment
has changed. It has accomplished a thing
never done before the looking practically
into every branch of tho customs duties. It
offered everyone an opportunity to como be
fore the commission and point out where there
was cause for complaint. It had performed
a clean-cut work, and it was a work that was
gaining the confidence of tho people; that it
had pursued its investigations in a sensible,
business-liko way, passing all through the
country and looking into tho industries of
the several localities, and instead of sitting
cosily in ono of tho great cities of the East,
they have lived most of the time in sleeping
cars, traveling from place to place."
"What, in your judgment, so far as can bo
determined now, will bo the general tenor of
the report of tho commission ? "
"In tho first placo, there will bo a clearing
away of the cobwebs that affect the working of
tho tariff and interfere with its smooth work
ing. The tendency will be in tho direction of
a wholesome reduction in tho industries that
have grown up and arc ablo to stand on their
feet without assistance. Tho commission will
not hesitate to incrcaso tho duty where they
can see an opportunity to build up a profitablo
industry. Tho representatives of leading in
dustries liko cotton, iron, silk, and others are
now conferring together, and will present
written statements to us in New York, and that
iB tho reason why they havo not appeared
" Will tho commission make any specific rec
ommendations as to tho various articles in tho
"Mo3t certainly. Tho commission will em
body in its report a draft of a law which, in its
opinion, will remove all defects in tho existing
tariff and removo all reasouablo complaint
against it. "Tho commission, contrary to tho
general idea, has not had an easy time of it. It
has been obliged to sit daily and hear long and
very often tedious statements from gentlemen
who were not by any means thoroughly posted
in regard to what they were talking about.
After concluding the day's work tho members
were forced to hurry oil on the cars, rido all
night, get up early in tho morning, and, as
soon as thoy finished their breakfast, get to
work again. Tho commission has not cost
$20,000 a month, as was stated some time ago, or
anything liko it; it hag not cost half that sum,
and, as every item of expense must be passed
upon by tho auditing committeo, it is not at all
likely that the Government will be called upon
to foot any extravagant bills."
To the representative of Tiie National
TninuxK tho gentlcmau stated that tho com
mission's report would be ready for Congress
by the second week in December. IIo denied
with considerable spirit tho stories that the
commission has been a junketing affair.
"Since we started on the road two months
ago," said he, "wc have traveled so steadily
that six weeks of that time wo havo slept
on tho cars. The only rest we havo really had
was tho few days wo spent in Boston, St.
Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati, and thoro of
course we were busy all day. A junketing trip,
indeed," ho continued, warming up with his
subject, "why tho majority of our members are
wealthy men. What enticement would there,
be for them in a 'junketing' trip? Besides,
several of those gentlemen aro elderly men,
who would infinitely prefer the comfort of
their homes to the labor imposed upon them
by their acceptance."
"What form will your report take?"
"A revision of the present customs laws and
a slight reduction of duties."
"Shall you write your report hero or in
" In New York. I prefer that placo because
there tho custom-house officials and experts
will be more accessible.
During their tour tho members of the com
mission have had, of course, somo amusing
It seems that at tho hotel at which they stop
ped in St. Louis there was a particularly bright
and inquisitive call boy, and when the members
of tho commission camo trooping in from the
train ho mistook them for a theatrical com
pany. At any rale, at the fiwt opportunity, he
said to Mr. Oliver, whoso room ndjoiucd that
of Mr. Porter, "We had John McCullough, and
Uarnum, and Mary Anderson, this year, and,
mister, I wish you would please give mo a
ticket to tho show." " Well," said Mr. Oliver,
"I don't know. JIow is that. Bob?" ho called
out to Mr. Porlqr, who was taking his case in
the next room. ", Oh, well," said jifr. Porter,
"I guess wo villpU8s him in." And (ho boy's
face fairly glowed with' pleasure :w he made
Presently they had occasion to ring for him
again, and, after ho had taken their order, he
hesitatingly said: "1 say, Mister, can't you
make that a pahs for two? I wants to tako my
gal to tho show!" They told him "that would
be nil right," and ho bowed himself out su
premely happy. A few minutes later he was
summoned for a third time, but when ho ap
peared his face had lost its cheerful expression.
They asked him what tho matter was, and he
sorrowfully replied : "The clerk down stairs,
he says you're just giving it to me. You fel
lows, he says, ain't got no show at all."
Married In Jl.-wiiniolli (.'jut.
Mr. Hoffman and Miss Burr were married in
the Gothic Chapel, which is a chamber in the
Mammoth Cave. It satisfied everybody con
cerned excepting the bride, who was compelled
to wear an unbecoming flannel suit, because
tho drippings df tho cuvo would havo ruined
tho handsome bridal dress that had been mado
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Bridges and Houses Washed Away
by the Eojiinox.
ANOTHER STEAMER LOST.
A Dismal Record of Startling
Crimes and Casualties.
Tho statistics of tho Signal Service Bureau
show that tho equinoctial storms of tho past
week were tho heaviest ever experienced in
many parts of tho country, especially on tho
Atlantic seaboard. In New Jersey the storm
was very severe. Buildings were washed
awny, railway and other proporty to tho
value of many hundred thousand dollars was
destroyed and several lives were lost. The
loss was particularly heavy on tho lino of tho
Pennsylvania railroad, and on Monday last
connection between New York and Philadel
phia via that routo was cut off. In Now York
the water fall was in excess of six inches in
threo days, the greatest ever recorded in tho
history of tho Signal Service. The aggregato
loss caused by the freshets reaches several
millions of dollars.
Tho great comet which mado its appearance
with startling suddenness near tho sun on tho
ISth inst., has excited extraordinary interest
throughout tho civilized world. Tho celestial
visitor is being watched closely by scientists.
At the time of tho first observation tho comet
was about 30,000,000 miles from the earth, and
at tho time of the three observations, 32,509,000
miles. This corresponds to a rato of speed of
1,500,000 miles a daj Assuming tho abovo to
be correct, tho comet will approach within
15,000,000 miles of tho earth, being nearest in
tho early part of October, hut will then bo
visiblo only in tho southern hemisphere. It
will probably bo visible above tho horizon for
a few days at a littlo before sunrise. An ob
servation of a comet in broad daylight with a
meridian instrument is unique. This is por
liaps the third instance in moro than a hundred
years of its having been dono. Well's comet
was thus observed a few months sinco at tho
Dudley observatory. Tho daily motion of tho
comet is in right ascension minus six minutes
six seconds, in declination minus fifty minutes
forty-fivo seconds. The comot will rise Thurs
day morning, September 21, shortly after five
o'clock, and may bo easily discovered with tho
naked eye. It may bo readily followed in
daylight with a good spy-glass, provided tho
glass is thoroughly shaded from tho sun's rays.
In an interview with Prof. Lewis Bo.v;, of the
Dudley observatory, Albany, information was
furnished about the comet which seems to bo
important in tho highest degree. Trof. Boss is
now in Washington, and on tho eve of his de
parture for Santiago do Chili, where ho is to
observe tho transit of Venus in December next,
lie says that ho cannot now givo much atten
tion to his hypothesis, but from what follows
it cannot bo doubted that tho fullest powers of
astronomers all over tho world will bo onlisted
in tho solution of a problem of such startling
significance. As related by Prof. Boss, his
hypothesis is briefly thiB: Ho believes that tho
comet which wo now seo near tho sun is a re
turn of tho great comet discovered by Dr.
Gould in South America on tho 5th day of
February, 1S30. Ho says ho wa3 led to tho
suspicion, in tho first place, by his efforts to
supposo tho present comet identical with tho
ono discovered in Bio Janeiro by Cruls on tho
10th of September. In ordor to thus identify
the two objects it was necessary to supposo
that tho Cruls comet, when discovered, was on
its way to perihelion. Somowhcre about Sep
tember 15th it must havo been ovorpowercd by
tho blinding radiance of tho sun and thus lost
to view. On the ISth of September it was past
its perihelion, and of such dazzling splendor
as it emerged from close prQxiiuity to tho sun
as to bo seen by several observers in its position,
three or four degrees west of tho sun. Tho
comet was now on its return journey into
space. On tho 19th, at noon, it was about
eight degrees west from tho sun and still
going westward. Assuming theso facts to bo
true, we must also assume that the perihelion
distance is very small. In order to fulfill theso
relations tho comet must havo passed around
tho sun on tho Eastern side so close as almost
to graze tho surface. Theso suppositions were
established by rough calculations. It occurred
at once to Professor Boss that tho orbit which
tiiis comot must havo, if it is identical with
the Cruls comet, is of an extraordinary char
acter and only parallel in its principal feat
ures by tho great comets of 1818 and 1SS0.
Quito as striking to tho mind is tho fact that
the published accounts of tho comet of 1813
bear a striking resemblance to what is written
of the present comet. Tho two comets to
gether stand without parallel as the only ones
which havo shown such extraordinary bril
liancy in close proximity to tho sun. On tho
day following perihelion passagotholS13comet
was observed by Mr. Clark, of Portland, Maine,
who used a sextant for tho purpose and found
no difficulty in measuring tho distance of tho
comet from tho sun. Tho samo thing might
havo been dono with tho present comet on tho
Ibth of September, which was presumably tho
day after its perihelion passage.
The commission appointed by Congress has
issued a book of instructions for observing tho
transit of Venus, which occurs on the Gth of
next December. It is compiled in tho first
place for the uso of tho observing parties, but
astronomers in general will find it of value.
The general parties commissioned aro subject
to naval rules, regulations, and discipline, and
are organized by tho tho Secretary of the Navy.
Each is under command of a chief astronomer,
who in turn has an assistant. Next in order
of rank comes the chief photographer, who also
has an assistant. The transit will bo visiblo in
An adroit bank robbery was perpetrated in
a Baltimore bank a few days ago. Tho clerk
of another banking establishment was seated
at a table in the cashier's room clipping cou
pons from a package of railroad bonds, when
two men entered ostensibly to purchase some
securities. One, who pretended to be deaf,
engaged tho attention of tho cashier, while his
accomplice managed to secure a package of tho
bonds, worth $12,000. The loss was not dis
covered until after the men had disanncared.
On the same day two men, believed to bo tho
same who stole tho bonds, attempted to pick
the pocket of a bank ruuuor, in the same city,
of a package containing somo $3,500, but were
not successful. There is no clue to tho sharp
era. Rev. J. P. B. Eddy, a colored preacher of
Philadelphia, formerly a Virginia slave, died
on Tuesday in a dilapidated building, aged 80
years. Investigation discloses tho fact that ho
had by living tho life of a miser accumulated
upwards $100,000 which ho had investec in.
city and county real estate, lie owned thirty
seven houses in Philadelphia, nine in Camden,
two farms in Now Jersey, besides property in
Frankfort and Chester, Pa, Money was tho
old man's god and ho denied himself the nec
essaries of life in order to add to his wealth.
An unhappy woman, it is said, prompted him
to his miserly course.
Gen. John Kail has mado a partial report as
receiver of tho Washington (Pa.) Savings Bank.
Ho has collected $75,000 and paid out $70,000.
Thero were four men on tho defaulting cash
ier's bond of $100,000, but as they would not
como to timo tho receiver instituted proceed
ings against them, since which a compromise
has been made with ono of them by which tho
bank gets $15,000. The amount of tho defal
cation is a little over $117,000.
Col. James B. Price of Jefferson City, Mo., a
prominent Western mail contractor, who is
under indictment at Washington for partici
pating in the star-routo conspiracy, yesterday
voluntarily presented himself in the United
States Court at Kansas City, Mo., and gave bail
in $10,000 for his appearance at Washington to
answer tho charge.
Advices from Lancaster, Penn., say that Dr.
J. P. Wickcrsham, at present United States
Minister to Denmark, has sent in his resigna
tion, and will shortly sail for home. Tho fact
that tho climate has an injurious effect on Dr.
Wickersham's health is given as the cause of
Tho Young Men's Christian Association of
Chicago sent invitations to ministers through
out tho Northwest for a convention to be held
thoro on October 11, 12, and 13, to consider the
question of revival work during tho coming
winter. Over 450 ministers havo signified their
intention to be present.
Tho British steamship Mallard, from New
York Soptcmber G, went ashore on the night
of tho 14th inst., on Chicuries or Northern Tri
angles. Sho became a total wreck. The crew
were saved, and will como to New Orleans in
about ten days on the steamship Wanderer.
A commission, consisting of Messrs. Butler,
James and Brackett, has been appointed by the
Secretary of the Treasury, to meet in New
York city next month, to examine and report
upon tho reorganization of tho force of tho
custom-houso at that city.
Tho Comptroller of the Currency has de
clared a final dividend of nino per cent, in
favor of tho creditors of the First National
Bank of New Orleans, La., making seventy
nine per cent, in all.
Yellow fever is on tho decrease at Browns
ville, Tex., and a modified quarantine has
been established. At Pensacola thero wero
sixty now cases and two deaths on tho 2Gth.
Tho Tariff Commission is gradually wending
its way back to tho East. In Charleston, S. C,
on tho 2Gth, tho continuance of tho present
duty on rico was advocated.
Secretary Teller has announced tho names
of tho now appointees to clerical positions in
tho Pension Bureau, completing tho equip
ment of that department of tho public service.
With this increased forco tho long pending
claims of the ex-soldier will bo disposed of as
rapidly as possible. Two hundred and twenty
five persons were appointed, leaving only about
forty to bo mado to completo tho number au
thorized by Congress.
Commissioner West, in considering 'tho Dis
trict estimates for next "year, has como to tho
conclusion that tho necessity for a new valua
tion of taxable property exists. Ho is prepared
to go to Congress for authority, and is confident
that tho assessment will result in a reduction
of tho rato to $1 per hundred for 183-1, and
at tho samo timo largely increase tho revenues.
The acting Secretary of tho Treasury has
ordered tho asistant treasurer at New York to
redeem, without rebato of interest on Wednes
day of each week until further notice bonds
embraced in tho HGth and 117th calls to an
amount not exceeding $5,000,000 each week.
Mr. Luther Harrison, who has long been
chief of tho Private Land Claims Division of
tho General Land Office, has been appointed
chiof clerk of tho Land Office.
District Attorney Corkhill and his assistants
aro busy taking testimony as to tho alleged
attempts to corrupt the star-routo jury. The
proceedings aro private.
Tho President has been in New York city
during tho past week. Ho will not bo able to
attend tho Webster centennial at Marshfield.
Secretary Chandler returned to Washington
on Monday night.
CRIMES AXD CASUALTIES.
Tho iron steamer Edam, of tho Netherlands
American Steamship Company, with a crew of
fifty-four men and tweuty-ono passengens, came
into collision in a fog off Capo Cod last Thurs
day night, while bound to Amsterdam, wi'h tho
iron steamer Lepanto, of tho Wilson line, from
Hull, England, and sank thirty minutes after
wards. Nicholas Leyendecker, tho third en
gineer of tho Edam, was instantly killed, and
Jan Van Gcyt, tho fifth engineer, was lost.
Tho passengers and crew were picked up by
the Lepanto, which arrived at New York yes
terday afternoon. Tho lost steamer was vailucd
at $150,000 and her cargo at $100,000. Tho
loss is fully protected by insurauco.
On tho cvouing of the 25th tho west gallory
of tho Pittsburg exposition building gave way
whilo crowded with peoplo, precipitating them
to tho floor, a distance of thirty feet. Ono per
son was fatally and somo thirty seriously in
jured. Thero were about 20,000 persons in the
building at tho time, ami whilo great excite
ment prevailed no panic occurred.
A sixteen-year-old girl sought a singular and
painful death in Naples, Italy, in consequence of
disappointed love. Whilo her parents were out
she went into the cellar, built a circular pyre of
straw and wood, hollow in the centre, and then,
stopping into tho centre, set it on tiro. When
the old people returned they found the charred
remains of her half-consumed corpse.
Mmc. Mario Ambert and Wm. IIowo wore
killed and about thirty persons injured by a
collision in a tunnel at Eighty-eighth street
Now York, caused by tho neglect of a telegraph
operator to flag a rapid transit train. Several
railroad officials wero arrested for criminal
llavcmeyer's surgar refinery, the largest in
tho country, was burned in Philadelphia, last
Monday, Loss $1,000,000.
Charles McManus and Eobcrt Moore wero
shot during u political dispute at Philadelphia
Fifteen hundred peoplo fell to tho ground by
tho upsetting of tho scats at a circus at Mount
Airy, N. C.
Ono man was killed and fivo injured by tho
falling of tho roofing in a mine at Lonaconing,
Matthew Conly, aged 14, shot himself at
Claremout, N. H., because his mother scolded
At Jefferson ville, Ind., a negro bohcaded his
wife whilo influenced by tho green-eyed mon
ster. lntorchtiiiir to Grand Army Members.
Attention is directed to tho advertisement
in another column of Mr. F. T. Fester, of Cin
cinnati in which ho announces his readiness
to supply flags and banuors in a variety of
material, and at tho lowest possiblo cost of
production. Mr. Foster will also furnish Grand
Army Posts with all needed paraphernalia,
which can bo rented and purchased as desired.
IIo also decorates halls and buildings and erects
triumphal arches at tho shortest possiblo
THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
Echoes From the Campaign in all Sec
tions of the Country.
CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS
Latest Phases of the Local
and National Canvass.
Tho Nebraska Republicans havo nominated
the following: For governor, J. W. Dawes;
Stale treasurer, Lorin Clark ; attorney-general,
Isaac Powers, jr. ; and regent of tho university,
C. H. Geere. The platform adopted reaffirms
tho faith of tho party in free labor, free speech,
and free schools, advocates currency on a specie
basis and a protective tariff, demands legisla
tive control of corporations, and maintains
that legislation should prevent unjust dis
crimination on tho part of railway companies.
The convention adjourned sine die.
Tho political situation in California, The San
Francisco Bulletin thinks, is not very clear.
Tho last Presidential election showed a very
close voto in the State. Tho outlook is mado
more indistinct this year by tho course of tho
Grcenbackers and tho temperance people. The
former havo a State ticket in the field and tho
latter threaten to follow suit. The Greenback
ticket, The Bulletin says, will draw from the
Democrats, whilo a Prohibition ticket would
hurt tho Republicans.
Tho Republicans will mako tho best use
possiblo of tho two remaining weeks of tho
Ohio campaign. The list of speakers in the.
field has been increased, and the work of or
ganization is being rapidly pushed forward to
completion. Tho reports that come to the
State Committee from all the counties aro en
couraging for tho Republicans.
Tho Democrats of Colorado, in convention
at Denver on the 21st inst., nomiated by
acclamation James B. Grant, of Lake,
for governor;. John R. Prowers, of Rent, for
lieutenant-governor; Vincent D. Markhain, of
Arapahoe, judge of tho supreme court.
Georgia elects State officers and Legislature
October 4th. Ohio elects Congressmen and
minor State officers October 10th.-
Virginia elects Congressmen, Legislature and
judges of tho supremo court of appeals October
Governor-elect Robie, of Maine, says that
ono of the first of his official acts will be to
nominate Judge Libbey to fill the vacant seat
on the bench of tho supremo court, caused by
Governor Plaisted's refusal to re-appoint him.
The National Liquor Dealers' Association
met in Cincinnati last week, and adopted
resolutions declaring their law-abiding charac
ter and submission to law, favoring a license
system, and making no political ties.
Grover Cleveland, tho Democratic nominee
for governor of New York, is at present Mayor
of Buffalo, and was sheriff of Erio county in
1S701. He is a bachelor.
Tho oxecutivo committeo Now York Labor
party1 will havo a full meeting in Rochester
on Monday, October 9 th.
The President Tias expressed himself very
decidedly in. favor of tho Coalition ticket in
Ex-Senator Oglcsby is doing campain work
in Illinois, and wants to bo Senator once more.
Forty Republican conventions were in ses
sion in Philadelphia ono day last week.
A serious secession from tho old line Demo
crats has taken place in Baltimore:
C. C. Pawning, Republican nominee for Con
gress in Nevada, is an editor.
Philadelphia has renominated her present
Tho dead-lock in tho Oregon Legislature
Democrats in New York like bachelor can
didates. Baltimore has registered over 60,000 voters.
John Kelly smiles again.
Illinois Third district, Carter Harrison;
Fifth district, R. N. Dean, Prohibitionist;
Eighth district, Lewis Stewart, Greenbacker.
Fourth district, Geo. E. Adams, Republican.
Iowa Sixth district, C. II. Mackey, Demo
crat ; First district, T. J. Slater, Greenbacker.
Kentucky Fifth district, Silas F. Miller,
Republican: Eighth district, Phil. B. Thomp
son, Democrat; Tenth district, Geo. M.Adams,
Louisiana. Second district, Morris Marks,
Massachusetts. Fifth district, J. W. Bow
man, Republican ; Eighth district, C. S. Lilley,
Minnesota Second district, Felix A. Bohrcr,
Missouri Seventh district, Stuart Clarkener,
Nebraska First district, John Q. Rcdick,
New Hampshire First district, Martin A.
New Jersey Fifth district, John Ryle,
Democrat; Second district, J. Hart Brewer,
Now York At large, Henry W. Slocum,
Democrat; Twentioth district, Geo. West, Re
publiciMi; Twenty-second, C. 11. Skinner, Re
publican; Twenty-eighth district, S. C. Mil
lard, Rej.'ublican ; Twenty-third district, J. T.
Pennsylvania Twelfth district, D. W. Con
nolly, Democrat; 11. J. Fleek, Prohibitionist.
Fourteenth district, Harry McCormick, Demo
crat; Seventeenth district, J. M. Campbell,
Tennessee Tenth district, Casey Young,
West Virginia Second district, William L.
Wisconsin Tint d district, S. D. Hastings,
Prohibitionist; Burr W. .Jones, Democrat;
Sixth district, Andrew Haten, Democrat;
Ninth district, II. 1. Woodmanscd, Prohibi
tionist; First district, John Wiuaus, Inde
pendent. Washington Territory Thomas H. Brents,
Republican, for Delegate
Wyoming. Territory .7. W. Meldruu, Repub
lican, for Delegate.
While responding to a salt' to from tho French
frigate La Minerve on Monday last from Castle
William, on Governor's Island, N. Y., two gnus
exploded prematurely and ono soldier was
killed and several others wero terribly
Tho announcement is mado at the homo of
Senator David Davis that tho .distinguished
statesman will lead to tho altar in November
Miss Annio Green, a daughter of a wealthy and
prominent citizen of Fayetttiville, N. C, who is
tiie Democratic candidato for Congress from
that district. Miss Green is described as a
beautiful and accomplished young lady, about
twenty-live years of age, who has spent a por
tion of her lifo iu Europe. Hi is nearly three
years sinco Senator Davis lost his wife, her
death occurring in this city.
THE OLD WORLD.
Something About What is Going on in Other Lantls
Tho Knedivo of Egypt, accompanied by
Sir Edward Mallet, the Duke of Conuaught
and Gen. Wolseley left Alexandria Monday
and arrived at Cairo in the afternoon of tho
same day. Their entry into the city was
markea by a great public demonstration, and
the welcome by tho whole populace was
a thoroughly cordial one. British soldiers
lined tlvo streets. It was noticeable that
at tho house of M. do Lesseps thero was
no decoration. On Tuesday a grand public
reception was held by the Khedive at tho
Ghczirch Paluco which was - tended by many
distinguished -persons. The Grand Cordon of
tho Order of Uio Osmanli is to be conferred
upon General Wolseley as a recognition of
his distinguished services. On Saturday next
there will be a grand review of the mili
tary at Cairo. Colonel Valentino Bakor,
formerly of the British army, but now in the
Turkish service, lfas been engaged by .tho
Khedive to reorganize the Egyptian army.
Arabi Pasha expresses the opinion that the
best thing to restore confidence would be to
expel all the rebel leaders. He also expresses
regret at having fought the British, and re
marks that ho did not believe the English
would send an army to assist the Khedive.
Tho success of Gen. Wolseley was received
calmly in England. There was, however,
much rejoicing over tho result, and many
prominent persons think that Sir Garnet has
earned his title to the peerage. The Loudon
Fpcctalor says that A rabi and the other rebel
leaders "should bo hanged. Thanksgiving
services were held in all the churches in Eng
land for tho success of the campaign.
A cable dispatch announces the death of tho
Archbishop of Seville. A French expedition
has been attacked by A rabs near Kairouan.
Greece has ceded tho whole frontier as fixed
by tho International Commission. Three
members of the Salvation army have been ar
rested at Calcutta. Tho German govern
ment will consider the project of a canal be
tween the North ilea and the Baltic. King
Cetewayo has arrived at Cape Town, where it
is reported small -pox is raging. Arrange
ments are being made for holding a great
National Irish convention towards the close of
tho present year. Fifty families havo been
evicted in tho barony of Erris, and tho peoplo
ordered not to shelter them. Mr. Dillon
has concluded to retire from Parliament on
account of failing health. Overdank, tho
Trieste bomb-thrower, has confessed that a
plot existed to assassiuato tho Emperor of
Austria. The papal nuiicioy at Paris and
Madrid have been created cardinals, and a
number of prelates appointed to sees. A
convention representing 20,000 English miners
demand an advance of 15 per cesit. in wages.
Mr. Gladstone declares that the English
government is unablo to interfere with tho
operations of Mormons in England. Tho
Czar and Czarinc arrived safely at Moscow on tho
20th, and wero very enthusiastically received
A correspondent of tho London Times tele
graphs from Paris, under date of tho 27th, a3
follows : While the Jeromist section of tho Bo
napartists were holding a meeting to denounce
tho newspapers Pays and Petit Cctporal, tho op
sition section of the party forced an entrance)
into the hall where thoy were assembled. Re
volvers and sword canes were displayed, and a
number of assaults wero committed. Tho Je
romists declare that the recent duel between
M. Dickard and, M. DeMasses, journalists, in
which the latter was killed, was virtually an
assassination. Tho feud between tho two sec
tions is becoming very intense. Tho Republi
cans are delighted at these dissensions among
SIcn anil Tilings.
W. H. Vanderbilt intends building an Im
meuso hotel at the corner of Park avenue and
42d street, New York, opposite tho Grand
Central depot. , .
Tho appointment of Paul Strobach as mar
shal has been revoked by the President owing
to dissatisfaction in the parry occasioned by
It is pretty well settled that both Mr. Blaino
and Senator Sherman will be vigorously urged
as candidates for President at the next Repub
Hon. Cassius M. Clay has accopted an invi
tation to deliver the annual address before tho
Cotton Planters' Association of America, next
month, at tho State fair, Little Rock, Ar
kansas. non. Alexander H. Stephens has returned
to Atlanta from a speaking tour through south
western Georgia. He is in excellent health,
and says tho "stump sweat" did him a great
deal of good.
The mother of Grover Cleveland, Democratic
nominee for governor of New York, was tho
daughter of a Baltimore publisher. He is re
lated to a large number of diviues of various
Some of the colored Republicans of tho Sec
ond Mississippi district havo issued a protest
against General Chalmers being the Republican
caudidato for Congress, and advocating H. C.
Carter, of Holly Springs.
Six Hawaiian boys, under charge of Colonel
C. II. Judd. were among the passengers by tho
Britannic from New York for Liverpool Satur
day. Thoy go abroad to study at tho oxpenso
of tho Hawaiian government. Their destina
tion is Glasgow, where ono will study medi
cine, three become machinists, and tho others
engineering and surveying. King Kalakaua
contemplates another visit to the United
Xotnhle (hit'iering of Veterans.
The pressure of news-matter on our columns
this week prevents us from giving a detailed
account of tiio ex-soldiers' Reunion at Paines
ville, O., on tho 19th inst. It was ono of tho
most notable gatherings of veterans evur held
in northern Ohio. Tho organizations partici
pating in the Reunion were tho Fifty-fifth O.
V. I., One Hundred and Scvqnth O. V. I., Ono
Hundred and Twenty-third O. V. I., Third and
Tenth O. V. C; Company D, Thirty-fourth O.
V. I. ; Company M, First Ohio heavy cavalry,
'besides representatives from many old regi
ments of Ohio. Several bands of music were
present. Ex-President Haves was orator of
the day. More than 3,000 persons were pres
ent, and all wero handsomely entertained.
Following tho speech of General Hayes, ad
dresses were mado by Col. Do Wolf, Gen. M. T.
Force, Col. Holland, Major Culver, Major J. B.
Kilbouruc, and Captain Vignco.
IkCtiniou In Illinois.
At Virginia, 111., recently, tho annual Re
union of tho Twenty-third and One Hundred
and Fourteenth Illinois regiments was hold,
and proved a great success. About 7,000 per
sons wero in attendance. General Lippincott
mado an address of welcome, at tho close of
which General R. P. Buckland, of Ohio, deliv
ered a happy speech. It was decided to hold
tho next Reunion of the Ono Hundred and
Fourteenth regiment at Tallula, in September,
1833, and arrangements wero also mado to pub
lish at an early day a history of the Thirty
Tho Posl-DUpalcti. considers tho comet as
foreshowing Ben Butler's candidacy.