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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: "WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 35, 1883.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK.
A Shocking Railway Disaster on the
400 LIVES LOST AT i SEA.
Invents at tlie Capital and in
3ir. Garland's bill, introduced in the Senate
Monday, to encourage the holding of n cotton
o:q06ition in 1SSI, provides that an exposition
shail bo held, a time and place to be designated
by the executive committee of the National Cot
ton Growers'Association, under the management
of a boHrd of thirteen persons, to bo appointed
by the President on the recommendation of the
association and ihe subscribers to the expenses
of the exposition, who are to co-operate with a
board of commissioners, consisting of one from
OHch State and Territory, to be appointed by
the President on the recommendation of the
Governor of the State or Territory.
The National Board of Trade met in this city
on the 7th inst. Frederick Fraley was elected
president and Hamilton A. Ilill secretary and
treasurer. Resolutions were passed urging the
passage of the Lowell bankruptcy bill; favor
ing a national railroad commission to super
vise all inter-state railroad traffic, and asking
for such changes in the navigation laws as will
permit masters of ships to bring their vessels
into port without incurring any charge for
pilotage upon thoir passing the usual examina
tion. Rev. "W. W. Hicks, to whom Guiteau be
queathed his body, has made a formal con-
veyauce to the United States of the remains.
Tlie skeleton is now at the Medical Museum.
Mr. Goo.Scoville says he has no further interest
in the matter, but hopes the remains will be
decently buried. It is understood that the
skeleton will bo preserved at the museum.
The effect of the joint resolution introduced
in the House by Mr. Steele, of Indiana, to en
able the President to fill the vacancy in case
oi tlie death, resignation, or retirement of Gen.
Sherman, would bo to advance Gen. Sheridan
to the rank of general of the army, and, prob
ably, to advance General Hancock to the rank
of L. ulenant-gencral.
The Secretary of the Navy has received a
telegram from Ensign Hunt, dated Kirinsk,
January 5, announcing the death of the Alas
kan Indian Aneguin from small-pox. Tho party
is reported to be well. Aneguin was one of the
erew of the Jeannette, and was with Engineer
Melville in the whale-boat when the ship was
A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury
was laid before the House by the Speaker, which
recommends the appropriation of $101,000 for
a fire-proof building to protect tho records of
the several Executive Departments in Washing
ton, the building to bo placed on Armory
Secretary Chandler has received a dispatch
from Minister Hunt, at St. Petersburg, advis
ing himthat the Russian government has finally
authorized tho removal of the remains of De
Long and comrades by way of Irkutsk or
Senator Piatt introduced a bill in the Senate
Tuesday providing for the establishment of tho
free postal delivery system in every city of
10,000 inhabitants, and at such other points as
the Postmaster-General may designate.
CHIMES AND CASUALTIES.
The Southern express train which left San
Francisco Friday last was wrecked near Tc
haehapi early Saturday morning. Twenty
people were killed and twelve badly injured.
Shortly after midnight the overland express
by the Southern Pacific stopped near Tehachapi
Station to cut out an extra engine taken on at
Sumner to assist in pulling up the Tehachapi
grade. When the train stopped the air-brakes
were applied. On detaching tho engine the
brakes relaxed, and the hand-brakes were
either left open or were not strong enough to
hold the train. The movement may have been
helped by tho strong gale blowing. The train
got away and started back northward down a
grade of 120 feet to the mile. The train con
sisted of two engines, expiess, mail and bag
gage cars, two sleepers, one coach and a smoker.
It went down the grade at a frightful speed for
about four miles, when the hindermost sleeper
jumped the track and went over an embank
ment about fifteen feet high, carrying with it
the other sleeper, and mail, baggage and ex
press cars, which were piled in a shattered
heap. They then took fire and were consumed.
The coaeh and smoker kept on down the grade
and were stopped without leaving the track
about two miles further on. All on board the'
latter were uninjured. Tho scene iollowing
the wreck w.is tumble. A number of persons
were jammed :i:aid the ruins of the train, and
roasted to death before the eyes of those help
less to save them.
A Denver, Colorado, dispatch says: On Thurs
day evening an engine on tlie 'Atlantic and
Pacific Railroad, while making an effort to
force the blockade of snow between Cooledge
and Fort Wmgate, jumped the track. A second
engine came to the rescue, and two more en
gines were telegraphed for from Cooledge.
These started for the scene of the accident at
full speed and in a blinding snow. Nothing
could be seen ahead. Suddenly there was a
tremendous crash, and four sixty-ton engines
were piled up and wrecked on the road -lied.
Charles Lakin, engineer of No. G, and his fire
man were seriously bruised and several others
were slightly injured. Friday the men work
ing on the wreck, being exhausted from fatigue
and cold, Cooledge was again asked for assist
ance, and two more engines with a way car
loaded with workingmon started for the scene.
The snow was blinding and tlie wind blew ter
rifically, and the rescuing train crashed into
the wreck of the other four engines. Roth en
gine and way car were completely wrecked.
The storm was tlie worst known for years.
Danger lights were completely covered up and
the intense cold made it impossible for signal
men to he out.
An appalling disaster occurred last Friday
morning on the sinking of the Hamburg
American line steamer Cimbria, which left
Hamburg for New York the day before. Tho
catastrophe -was brought about by the vessel's
colliding with the steamer Sultan in a dense
fog, ata point in the North Sea, about twenty
ix miles northwet.1 of Emden. Tlie Cim
bria sank quickly, before even all tho life
boats could lie lowered into the water. The
officers did all in their power to save lives.
Without a moment's loss of time life-bells wore
distributed among the passengers. As the sec
ond officer was si ill engaged in cutting tho
s;rs loose, so that there should as much drift
wood as possible for the people to cling to when
i he inevitable foundering occurred, the vessel
went down under his feet. He seized a spar,
but, as several other persons clung to it, was
obliged to let go, and he swam to a boat. Tin's
ioat was subsequently picked up by the Theta.
This second officer steered the Theta to Cux
haven. Tho Cimbria had 2 cabin pasengcrs,
.'552 steerage, and 112 crew a total of -177, and,
as yet, so iar as known, -100 lives were lost.
Reports from the West state that owing to
snow and extreme cold the railroads are blocked
and travel abandoned. Disiateh. -s received at
Toronto from various parts of Canada represent
the cold as the severest of the season, the mer
cury ranging from zero to thirty-five degrees
M'low. It was also very cold at Chicago and
' iironghout Northern Illinois, Michigan, Wis-
oiihin, Iowa and the region beyond, as tar west
as the .Missouri river. But few railroad trains
m the whole Northwest were able to make
schedule time, on account of the snow-drifts.
The temperature at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tues
day morning, was forty -six degrees below zero,
tin- coldest on record. James 1 .abort, a laborer,
Jiving near Manor, L. I., while returning home
..:'t r selling a load of straw on Monthly, was
ltoiceii to death, his horse reaching tho'stablo
with its master frozen stiff and the ruins still
grasped in the dead man's hands.
A terrific explosion, or series of explosions,
of giant powder took place last Sunday at tho
Gunpowder Works near West Berkley Station,
four miles north of Oakland, California. Tho
houses within half a mile are shattered ; the
acid works of Judson & Co., nearby, were over
thrown . :"- rd. Kompf, the assistant superin
tendent, and twenty-two Chinamen were
killed, and a number of Chinamen were badly
hurt. Koiupf could have saved himself, but
reuiahn-.. ' ring to save tho works. When tho
lir-t i '..-xon occurred he ran to the nitro
glycerine house to turn on water to extinguish
the fire. Tho cause of the first explosion is un
known. Tho total loss will reach not less
than $100,000, tho Giant Powder Works sus
taining a damage to tho amount of $00,000, and
the acid works of Judson & Co. of $-10,000.
At Milwaukee, Wis., on Tuesday, the 23d in
stant, the wife of John Zimbriek, a laborer,
killed her three children the oldest of whom
was seven years of ago and the youngest eigh
teen months in alnost brutal manner, literally
cutting them to pieces and disemboweling
them. The attention of tho neighbors was at
tracted to the scene by the woman's attempt to
hang hers'olf in an outhouse. They cut her
down and carried her into tho house, who, re the
horrible spectacle was discovered. Mrs. Zim
hrick was at once arrested. She paid that she
had read in the good book that it was right to
sacrifice children. She is suffering from relig
Early Monday morning ten mounted masked
men rode up to Montello Station ontheCentr.il
Pacific road, 1(10 miles west of Ogdcn, when,
after robbing some section handset hey attacked
the East-bound express. After overpowering
the engineer and fireman they ran the train
off to a side track. An effort to rob tho ex
press car was thwarted by the resistaneo of J.
M. Ross, express messenger, who used his pis
tols in defence. About thirty shots were fired,
but no one knowu to be hurt. Tho robbers
A pulp boiler at Marley Paper Mills, four
miles above Elkton, ld.. exploded on Monday
morniug last with terrific forco. Two men
were instantly killed and eight others were
injured, and the mill was partially demolished.
The entire end of the boiler, weighing 3.000
pounds, was blown oft', and was found eighty
yards distant. The main body of the boiler
went through two two-feet stone walls aud
wrecked the limchouse.
Four Americans, employed in different ca
pacities in Panama and on tho canal, have been
arrested and put .in tho Chiriqui prison on
suspicion of being concerned in the recent rob
bery of a keg of gold intended for tho United
States vessels of tho Pacific squadron. The
Panama Railroad Company has offered a reward
of $10,000 for tho capturo of the offenders and
the recovery of tho money.
Thomas Ililson, of Philadelphia, expressed
his trunk from Niagara Falls to Edwin Selwage,
New York. Monday morning, was then driven
to Goat Island, when he jumped from Lima
Island bridge and was carried over tho falls.
Hilson was a wool broker and carried on busi
ness in Philadelphia for a number of years.
Some years ago he wus senior partner in a
Tho search of the ruins of the Ncwhall House
at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was concluded on
Saturday. Two charred remains were found,
making -IS of the 177 people said to be in tho
hotel at tho time of the fire. Ono hundred
and seventy-six are now accounted for, as fol
lows: Identified, 2S; non-identified. -to; saved,
102; still missing, 1; making a total loss of life
Elisha Palmer, nephew of ox-Governor John
M. Palmer, of Illinois, shot his wife with a re
volver, and then himself, at St, "Louis, on the
lc'th inst. He di I the same day, but the woman
maj recover. Ihe couple had separated, and
the woman, it is said, was leading a disreputa
The steamer Josephine, which left Seattle,
W. T., recently for Skagit river, having on
board a full freight cargo and twenty passen
gers, blew up in Port Susan bay, filly miles
north of Seattle. Seven persons were killed
and four seriously injured.
An accident on the George's Creek and Cum
berland railroad, seven miles west of Cumber
land, Md., on tho 23d instant, wrecked sixty
coal cars and two engines, and caused the death
of four employees, and as many more were in
jured. Another western hotel has been burned
this time the Quincy House, at Quincy, 111., on
the 0th hist. Fortunately, no lives Avere lost.
The building and its contents were entirely
destroyed, involving a loss of $50,000.
The stallion Pemberton, with a 2:24 record,
while being driven to a sleigh at Lawrence,
Mass., recently, ran into a picket fence and
was killed. He was owned by II. C. Nevins,
and was valued at $10,000.
Marshall Jewell called tho National Repub
lican Committeo to order at the Arlington
Hotel, in this city, on the 17th inst. Thirty
nino members wero present. Stephen W.
Dorsey's resignation as secretary was accepted,
and John A. Martin, of Kansas, was elected in
his place. It was decided that the Republican
National Convetion of Ibo t shall consist of four
delegates at large from each State and two dele
gates from each Congressional district. The dele
gates at large shall be chosen by popular dele
gale State conventions, called on not less than
twenty days' published notice, and held not less
than thirty or more than sixty days before the
time for the meeting of tho National Conven
tion. The Republicans of the various Cougres
si uial districts shall have the option of electing
their delegates at separate popular delegations,
called on similar notice and held in the districts
at any time within the fifteen days next prior to
the meeting of the State conventions, or by sub
divisions of the Stale conventions into district
conventions; and such delegates shall be chosen
by the latter method if not elected previous to
the meeting of the State conventions. All dis
trict delegates to be accredited by the officers
of such district conventions. Two delegates
shall be allowed from each Territory and from
the District of Columbia, similarly chosen. Mr.
Chandler offered the following, which was
adopted : " Resolved, That the call of tho next
Republican National Convention shall bo so
broad and liberal as to invite tho co-operation
(without imposing any other test of fealty) of
all citizens who are in favor of elevating and
dignifying American labor, protecting and ex
tending home industries, giving free popular
education to the masses of the people, securing
free suffrage an I an honest counting of ballots,
and effectually protecting all human rights in
every section of our common country, and who
are willing to support the nominee of the con
vent ion." A meeting of the Committee will be
held on December 12th next, at v.hich the time
aud place for holding the next National Con
vention will bo determined upon.
Tho election for four gas trustees in fho
Philadelphia City Councils resulted in tho
choice of W. W. Ah-orn, Republican, Thomas
II. Gill, Democrat, by tho Select Brunch, and
the re-election of William H. Smith and Wil
liam D. Gardner in the Common Branch. The
board will thus be composed of seven reformers
aud five known as regulars.
Representative John W. Shackelford, of the
third North Carolinia district, died inthiseity,
on Thursday, the lath inst. Ho was compara
tively a young man, being only little over
thirty-eight years of ago. Ho was serving his
first term in Congress.
Senators McPherson (New Jersey), Plumb
(Kansas, and Coke (Texas), have been re
elected. The Hon. John McKcnna has been
elected lo succeed Senator Davis, of West Vir
ginia. Balloting continues without result in
tiie Michigan and Minnesota Legislatures.
Governor Cullom has been elected Senator
from Illinois, receiving 107 votes to ninety-fivo
for ex-Governor Palmer.
Tho prohibitory amendment lo the Iowa
constitution, adopted by populur vote last June,
has been declared invalid by the supremo
court of that State.
Senator Hoar was ro-olectcd last Thursday
by the Massachusetts Legislature
The Tennessee Legislature has taken a recess
until February G.
Rhode Island's fund for a statue of General
Bumside now amounts to more than $30,000.
Ex -Senator Spencer, the fugitive star-route
witness, sailed on Saturday lrom Halifax, N.
S., for Liverpool, in the steamship Polynesian.
Mrs. Catherine A. Pettingill, widow of the
late A. A. Pettingill, who died recenely at
Bridgeport, Conn., leaves a will bequeathing
$12:1,000 to charitable- and philanthropic insti
tutions. Governor Cleveland was entertained at din
ner by ex-Governor Cornell, at his residence in
New York, Saturday evening. Ex-Governors
Fish and Hoffman and General Hancock were
among the other guests.
Miss Zerelda Garrison, whoso mysterious
abduction occasioned a sensation in St. Louis
home days ago, h:is been brought East by her
uncle, I). L. Garrison, by tho advice of the
family physician, to be placed in an asylum
'for the treatment of nervous diseases. A card
bigiied by her doctor says that the young lady
is deficient iu tho development of her mental
faculties, and at times is irresponsible for her
The children of Kit Carson, tho famous scout,
who, when he died, was lieutenant-colonel in
the army, are living in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Mrs. Carson is dead, the oldest daughter is a
widow, and there are four other children, all of
whom are in needy circumstances. A bill to
grant them a pension was introduced in Con
gress on Monday.
In tho Melville habeas corpus case at Media,
Pa., Judge Clayton ordered that Maud, tho
eldest child, be remanded to the custody of her
father to bo sent lo a school, her mother to be
permitted to visit her. Tho two younger
children, Elsie aud Mcta, are remanded to the
custody of their mother until further orders
from the court.
The fixed rentals in Dr. Talmage's Brooklyn
Tabernacle this year amount to $11,000, and
the premiums lo $3.28, making an aggregate
of $17.2v. The income from other sources not
specified by the trustees is estimated at$ft,000.
This will make tho income of tho church this
year over $25,000, which will meet the current
expenses as they fall due. This will enable Dr.
Talmagc to get his $12,000 salary, which he has
never gotten before.
Three women aro making nioro money this
season on the American stage than any ten
men. It is impossible to get at the precise fig
ures, as tho pay of performers is so exaggerated,
but it is ascertained that Putti receives $1,000
a night. As she is lo sing thirty times during
her tour through the States, she will therefore
receive $120,000. Nilsson will get about $100,
000 for fifty concerts. Mrs. Langtry is said to
receive one-third of tho gross receipts, and will
get about $75,000.
The Princess Louise, tho Marquis of Lome,
and the vice-regal party reached Charleston,
S. C., from Richmond, Ya., last Friday. Tho
Princess has been styled the beauty of the Brit
ish royal family, but that is only by compari
son, for good looks are scarce among them. A
writer who saw her at Richmond describes her
as having regular feature., an agreeable expres
sion, fair skin, excellent figure, and a smile that
lights up an ot herwisc heavy face. The Princess
embarked yesterday on board H. M. ship Dido
for Bermuda and the Marquis of Lome, with his
staff, left for AVashiugton, en route to Canada.
OUR CLUB RAISERS.
Pithy Extracts From Their Loiters Who
Where They Are.
" I send you two new subscribers, and I hope to
obtain more soon. 1 cannot get along without Tun
Tmnrxi:. My husband is a soldier." Mrs. Henry
Mcintosh, Machias, Me.
"Enclosed please find S20 for twenty new sub
scribers to Tin: Titinrxi;. They are all sympathiz
ers with the soldier in his endeavor to secure his
rights." John Sheehan, Cnudnlnria, Nevada.
"I have secured thirty-two subscribers for Tin:
TmnfNi: and 1 enclose the cash for six more, mak
ing thirty-eight in all. I have twenty more names
to send soon.' 0. D. Ulnkeslee, Mendeti, Conn.
" Enclosed find 69 for nine new subscribers. T ad
mire your way of giving credit to whom credit is
due, and censuring thoe who deserve it." K. I).
Lemlcy, ex-soldier, ex-prisoner, and present post
master nt Macon, ill,
"Enclosed please find S12 for twelve new sub
scribers for Tin: Tnmuxi:. The fact, is our old
soldiers can't get along without such an able
and true advocate of their rights." T. U. Q., Blue
Eaith City, Minn.
"Enclosed please find Sll for eleven new sub
scriber, to Tin: TimirxE. We have some ammu
nition still lelt out here, and I will forward it as fa-t
as it can be got in ; hape for transportation." A. 11.
L. Gillin, DeWitt, Neb.
"Enclosed picnic find SI 0 for ten new subscrip
tions, making twenty-five in all that I have sent
you. Send this week's paper. The boys don't
want 10 wait until next week for their paper."
J. V Davis, Slanwood, Iowa.
"I have carefully examined Tin: Tnir.uxi:, and
cheerfully endorse the grand enterprise iu which
you huvo embarked. Inclosed please find $10 for
ten new subscriber.-, to your worthy paper, to help
on a good cause." J. "W. MeChristie, College Cor
" Here we are again with five new subscribers for
Tin: Tninrxi:, which you will plc:ise accept as u
New Year's present. 1 left one of my iegs nt Get
tysburg, but I propose to do my share towards
securing another 100,000 for you this year." II. M.
Potter, Lowell, Mass.
" Enclosed please find S2.T for as ninny new sub
scribers to Tin: Titinu.vi:, each of whom, having
lone faithful work for his country in her time of
need, approves your course m contending for tho
soldiers' rights, and 'wish you success." George
cm, Jionneciio, juu.
"I enelo.-e ?'.) for nine new subscribers. There
are quite a number of soldiers here who do not
seem to appreciate their own interest, but all thu
boys who read the paper spunk highly of it.
think they will not be able to hold out much
longer." Oscar F. Avery, Pontine, J 11.
' I herewith enclose a list of eleven new sub
scribers, and you mny expect more soon. A tidal
wave seems to be sweeping over the country and
Tkuuxi: stock is rising. You may count on New
Haven to help it along and to be fairly represented
111 that llW.UUU." J. J I. Orr, New ilaven, Conn.
" There are 11 few of us old soldiers out here who
took Horace Greeley's advice and went west. Wo
only luck twelve miles of being as far wet as we
can get in the United Suites. I spent yesterday iu
canvassing for subscribers for Tin: Tmnuxi-:. nnd I
send you six names besides my own." William
Ogdcn, Jlydesville, California.
"Enclosed please find $1 for a new subscriber to
Tin: TniiiUNi:, making 111 all twenty-two that I
have sent you. My sign is still out, and you win
expect 111010 from me. We are going to organize a
Grand Army Post at this place, aud 1 wish you
would send instnn tions to John 1, Brown in regard
lo it." Subscriber, Clarksburg, O.
"TiinTmiii'jjK is. highly esteemed here, not only
by ex-soldiers, but by those who were not in tho
service. I enclose S10 for ten new subscribers.
Their names are handed to mens J pass along tho
street. J sent you six subscribers, sonic time ago,
and recently five more. I expect to send you
another lotsoon."- George Urenizer, Woostor, Ohio.
"Enclosed please find St for another subscriber
to Tin: TnnicsK, making sixteen in all that I
have scut you. As ji premium you mny send mo
'The A liny limit r Pope' The h'-oks of tins scries
I pioposr to make the nucleu-of .1 1'ost library, and
shall k"cp on canvassing for new subscribers until
1 sceuie the whole set." W. K. Thoip, Hurt, .Mich.
" Enclosed pleape find S7 foi seven new sub
scribers to Tin: Titnuxi:, only three of them
soldier. This is ralh'T late for a New Year's
prej-eut, but there always will be laggards, and thi
is my first list of subscribers, you -oe. Like some of
theolher boys 1 am alwaysnwakcncl by the boom
ing of the cannon." C.L.Kiiosell, Nowburgh, N. Y.
" Enclosed please find three dollnis for three new
siibsei ibers. 1 itm not able to canvass myself, hut
my hither, who is a Florida veteran, aud was only
eighty -one. years old last Christmas, siys he thinks
he can get several more subscribers. Give us a
broadside in your next for the old soldiers of the
Mexican and Indian wars." It. C. Swan, Lyiavia,
"Enclosed plene find ?10 for ten new subscribers.
Your paper is gaining great popularity with the
old soldiers in this part of the country. It is my
opinion that a soldier who can laise a dollar anil
wont subscribe for Tin: Tkiiilm: ought to be
drummed out of camp. 1 hope you will soon have
your UH),X)0 subscribers." V. M. Aninierman,
"1 was a memher of the Eighth Iowa cavalry,
and lost a lej? iu the war. Seeing that you nru
Ioin;j a great deal to secure an increase of pensions
for our one-armed aud one-Ieggeil soldiers, I
thought! would do a little work in your interest,
and liao seeured llfly newsuhserihers. I send you
a money-order for $10 and will forward the hahtii'e
iu a few days." Richard Cunningham, Stockton,
' Enclosed please iind S10, with a list of as many
new biibs(rih?rrj toTiii:Timirxi:, rcpicicnting hoth
the Rcpuhlicau aud Democratic parlies, though nil
heartily in accord with the sentiments of Tin:
Timiuni:. We are considering the advisability of
organizing a (Irnud Army Post at this place, though
as yet the neeeiiary steps to hrin it about have not
been taken. We old soldiers h.no iot forgotten
what the f iovernnient promised its e-soldiers, aor
General (ir;int's vctool the eipi.tlinatioii of bounties
bill." Austin I', .(ones, Clarksburg, Ohio.
"I enclose $1 to pay for Tin: Tkiiiini: for"the
coming year. I am an old lady, seventy-three
years of ue. 1 gave two brave boys, all 1 bad, 10
my country . One eame back home iu a little less
than two years with his death sickness. Jle lin
geied for eight months and then died. I have had
a pension claim pending since IK71, with no satis
factory results as yet, the requirement being that I
should show my entue dependence on this son,
w hieh 1 have not been able to do. My family have
all died since the war." .Mrs. Emily Ainsworth,
St. Charles, 111.
" Enclosed please find ?1 for four new subscribers.
I take, three other papers, but would rather let
them all go than lose. Tin: Tinurxi: for one week.
It is almost meat aud drink for our poor, snll'eiing,
disabled soldiers, who have been so long neglected
by the tiovermnent. J admire the bold stand you
have taken in their lehalf, and, for one. I say:
'May your banner never be loweieil or your cour
age fail until every soldier has lot civi'd the last
dollar Unit is dau Iiiin.' 1'Icase ht us know how
we arc to tell win u our yeai e.xpnes. 1 do not
know what the number on the little slip on the
wrapper means." sjiibac-riher, OIney, 111.
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a dealer of any article- claimed to possess
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saving KOZODONT. Only purchase the real
Simon Pure, which defies both imitation and
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notwithstanding any representation to the con
trary. It causes tho teeth to gleam like bur
nished ivory, contains no hurtful ingredient,
and has a most grateful flavor and smell.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS.
Fruitless Attempt to Report the $40
Bill in the Senate.
TINKERING THE TARIFF.
The House Engaged on tlie
Naval Appreciation Bill.
In tho Senate on Thursday, tlie 18th inst., Mr.
Ingalls (Kau.l called up tho bill to increase the
police force of the District of Columbia, which
was amended and passed.
Mr. Allison (la.) called up tho post-office ap
Tho amendment appropriating $195,000 " for
necessary and special facilities on trunk lines"
was agreed to yeas r2, nays 20.
Mr. Morrill (A't.) called up the regular order,
the tarill'bill. which was taken up.
Mr. Morrill's amendment making the duty
one cent per pound on bottles, demijohns, &c,
was rejected, aud Mr. Miller's, making it ono
cent and one-half, was agreed to yeas 23,
Tho death of Representative Shackelford (N.
C.) was announced and as a mark of respect
the Senate adjourned.
Tn tho Senate, on Friday, the IDlh inst, Mr.
Blair N. IL, called for tho reading of his amend
ment to the .t'10 pension bill, and tho acting
Secretary read as follows :
"It is proposed to strike out all after the word
"duty," in line (5 of the bill, and to insert:
Shall have lost a hand or foot, shall be entitled to
a pension of $U1 per month ; all persons who in like
manner shall have sullercd amputation at or above
the elbow or knee, at the Tate of i per month; nil
who shall in like manner have suffered amputation
nt the hip-jointorat t he shoulder-joint, or who shnll
have lost one hand and one foot, or shall be totally
disabled in one hand and one foot, or shall be totally
deaf in both ears, or shall be unable to perform man
ual labor, shall receive pension n.t the rate of Sin per
month; and all persons who in like manner shall
have contracted a disability equal or equivalent to
any of the foregoing specified disabilities shall be
entitled to receive a pension per month of the
amount hereby granted to such disability; and m
case of amputation below a joint, but with such
effect as to produce a disability equal to that pro
duce by amputation at or above the joint, pension
shall be paid as for the disability actually resulting
from such amputation."
The posl-olHce appropriation bill was then
taken up, and the section providing for the re
duction of letter postage to two cents was dis-,
cussed, Messrs. Piatt and Hawley, of Conn.,
opposing the reduction.
Mr. Lapham (N. Y.) called for tho regular
order, thetarifl'bill. and it was proceeded with.
The question was on Mr. Miller's (N. Y.)
amendment, making tho duty on filled bottles
li cents a pound instead of 30 per cent, ad
valorem, as in the bill.
After debate the .'intendment was lost ayes
20", noes 27 and the duty was left at GO per
cent, ad valorem.
Mr. Harrison (Ind.) offered an amendment
fixing the duty on rough plate glass at the same
rate as in tho present tariu". Adopted.
Mr. Morrill (Vi.) offered a tesolution, which
went over, providing for a daily recess at 5:.'50
and evening sessions, beginning at 7:30, on and
after Monday next.
The President laid before tho Senate Mr.
Hoars resignation as a regent of the Smith
sonian Institution, and appointed Mr. Edmunds
iu his place.
In the Senate on Saturday, the 20th inst., Mr.
Iv'ollins (Vt.) introduced a bill granting a pen
sion to Emma De Long, the widow of tho com
mander of the Jeannette expedition.
Tho post-ovlice appropriation bill was then
taken up in Committee of the Whole, and after
considerable debate the amendment of the com
mitteo changing the date when tho reduction
of letter postage to 2 cents should go into effect
from January 1, lbti-1, as proposed by tho House,
to July 1, IbSJ, was agreed to.
Mr. Edmunds ( Vt.) then (to test tho sense of
tho Senate on tho question of general legisla
tion upon appropriation bills') moved tostriko
out tho whole provision redticingletter postage.
Lost yeas 1.1, nays 10.
The bill was reported to the Senate, and the
amendments adopted in the Committee of the
Whole were agreed to in bulk, except tho ono
appropriating $185,000 "for necessary and
special facilities on trunk lines," upon which
Mr. Cockrcll (Mo.) d"inanded a separate vote.
IIo had read by the secretary an article from
the Albany Anjus, stating, in substance, that
the fast-mail service was merely for the benefit
of tho New York papers. Tho appropriation
was agreed to by a vote of 32 to 23. The bill
was then passed.
The tariff bill was taken up.
Mr. Morrill (Vt.; said he was. instructed by
the Committee on Finance to offer an amend
ment reducing the duty on unpolished cylinder,
crown and common window glass one-eighth
of a cent per pound. Tlie amendment was
agreed to, but a motion was afterwards entered
to reconsider the vote.
Tho amendment heretofore offered by Mr.
Morrill and reserved, changing the duty on
cast polished nlute glass above 21 by St) inches
square from -10 to 50 cents per squaro foot was
In tlie Senate, on Monday, tlie 22d inst, Mr.
Logan, (111.,) from tho Committee on the .Judi
ciary, reported favorably the Senate bill for tho
regulation of telegraph and cable companies.
The resolution providing for evening sessions
to consider the tariff bill was discussed until I
o'clock, wiien several Senators called for the
regular order, the tariff bill, which was taken
1111. 1 lie pending question was on the motion
of Mr. Van Wvek to out -ill tlie arf.icler. ii. tlip
wood aud wooden-ware schedule on the free '
list, which he modified so as to leave a duty of
30 jier cent, on house cabinet furniture, (rough,)
and 33 per cent, on the same, (finished.)
Mr. Ingalls (Kan.) offered as a substitute to
strike out most of the articles in the schedule.
Mr. Ingalls' amendment was agreed to by a vote
of ayes 25, noes 23. It strikes from the bill
and puts upon the free list timber, squared or
sided, not specially enumerated: sawed beards,
plank, deals, and other lumber of hemlock,
whitewood, sycamore, basswood, and all other
articles of sawed lumber; also laths, shingles,
and pine and spruce clapboards.
In the Senate, on Tuesday, the 23d inst., Mr.
Van Wyek (Neb.) asked leave to submit a re
port from a majority of the Committee on Pen
sions, in favor of tin passage of the .?lf) bill.
He stilted that two other reports would bo re
ported from the committee, and if would prob
ably require the skill of the presiding ollieer to
decide which was tho majority report. After
some discussion the President of tho Senate
ruled that the report could not be received in
advance of the majority report.
Mr. Garland (Ark.) introduced a bill to en
courage the holding of a world's cotton exposi
tion in 1SS-1, after which the tariff bill was
Mr. Miller (N. Y.) moved to make tho duty
on iron ore and tho dross or residuum from
burnt pyrites one dollar per ton instead of fifty
cents, as in the bill.
Mr. Mahoiio (Va.) moved to amend Mr.
Miller's amendment so as to make the duty 2
a ton a nile which would give the industry
the proper protection and stimulus. Lost.
The question was on Mr. Miller's amend
ment jnaking the duty $1. Lost ayes 11,
Mr. Brown (Ga.) moved lo make it S3 cents,
the rate agreed upon as reasonable by the con
vention of pig-iron men last fall. Lost ayes 13,
Mr. Conger (Mich.) moved to make jt 75
cents a ton. Lost ayes 13, noes 35.
In the House, on Thursday, the 13th inst., the
morning hour having been dispensed with, Mr.
Robeson (X.J.) moved to go into Committee of
tho Whole on the naval appropriation bill.
Mr. Kob-'son's motion was agreed to yeas
1 13, nays ('7.
Mr. Robeson explained that tho bill was an
ordinary appropriation bill villi the addition
of some legislation which had been agreed to
last session by the House, but failed to receive
the assent of the Senate, and with two or three
additional provision, of importance.
Tho bill appropriated 150,000 for tho com
pletion of the double lurrctvd monitors and
?1,300,()00 for the construction of two steel
cruisers and a dispach boat, and the Commit
tee on Appropriations had been ablo to do so
without materially increasing tho appropria
tions for the naval service.
At the conclusion of Mr. Robeson's speech,
he stated that he had been informed of the
death of Hon. J. W. Shackelford, of North
Carolina, and moved that the committee rise.
The motion was -greed to.
Mr. Vauce (N. C.) then announced to the
House the death of his colleague, and, as a
token of respect to the memory of the deceased,
the House adjourned, the Speaker announcing
the appointment of Messrs. Lapham, Hubbs,
Lcedom, McKenzie, aud De Motte as a funeral
In the House on Friday, the 10th inst.,
Mr. Moore (Tenn.) introduced a joint reso
lution proposing a constitutional amendment
granting Congress power to provide by appro
priate legislation for the. legal enforcement of
the obligations of contracts entered into by any
State of tho Union.
Mr. Flower (N. Y.) introduced a joint resolu
tion authorizing Rear-Admiral Nicholson to
accept a medal conferred upon him by tho King
of Sweden and Norway.
Mr. Anderson (Kan.), chairman of tho Com
mittee on Military Affairs, reported the resolu
tion directing that committee to investigate
the charges of mismanagement at the Hampton
Soldiers' Home. Adopted.
Mr. Bingham (Pa.), chairman of the Commit
tee on Postoflices and Postroads, reported tho
post-route bill, and it was passed.
In tho House on Saturday, the naval appro
priation bill was considered in Committee of
Mr. Calkins (Ind.) said that he had objected
to many of the provisions of the bill of last
year, and upon examination ho had come to
the conclusion that the present bill was worse
than its predecessor.
Mr. Whitthorne (Tenn.) said the effect of the
proposed changes in this bill was to disturb the
harmony of the service, to breed jealousy, to
promote favoritism, to increase the retired list,
and to enhance the pay of the navy. The bill
seemed to appropriate $13,000,000, but ho could
show that it in reality appropriated over $23,
000,000, and the difference would have to bo
provided for as a deficiency by the next Con
grtss. Mr. Dezcndorf (Ya.) a member of the Naval
Committee, said that the country was waked
up, like Rip Yau Winkle, from a twenty years
sleep to find itself defenseless on tho sea. He
was opposed to this system of appropriating
money in piecemeal lor the construction of
vessels of war. If it was intended to have them
built by contract, let Congress say so, and ap
propriate tlie money necessary therefor. IIo
was in favor of completing all of the donble
turreted monitors. The time had come when
they wero necessary for harbor defense, for the
day of fortifications had passed. Here was Con
gress trying to devise some means of cutting
down tho revenues, and yet it was unwilling
to appropriate the revenue of one week in order
to put the navy in a position where it would
command the respect of its enemies.
In the House, on Monday, the 22d instant,
tinder the call of States tho following bills
By Mr. Bland, (Mo.,) for the better protection
of life against fire in the hotels and boarding
houses in the District of Columbia.
By Mr. Garrison, (Ya.,) to provide against ac
cidents from steam machinery and elevators in
tho executive departments.
By Mr. Richardson, (N. Y.,) a bill to equalize
bounties: which was read a first and second
time, referred to the Select Committee on the
Payment of Pensions, Bounty, and Back Pay,
and ordered to be printed. Also, a bill to in
crease the pensions of widows and dependent
mothers; which was read a lirst and second
time, referred to the Select Committee on tho
Payment of Pensions, Bounty, and Back Pay,
and ordered to be printed.
By Mr. Holman, Jnd.,) a bill donating con
demned cannon and cannon-balls to Alois O.
Bachman Post, No. 2(5, of the Grand Army of
the Republic, district of Indiana; which was
read a first and second time, referred to the
Committeo on Military Affairs, and ordered to
By Mr. Ritchie, (Ohio,) a bill granting con
demned cannon and cannon-balls to Ford Post.
No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic, at East
Toledo, Ohio, for monumental purposes; which
was rend a lirst and second time, referred to
the Committee ou Military Affairs, aud ordered
to be printed.
Mr. Caswell (Wis.) introduced a joint resolu
tion appropriating $200,000 to continue tho
work in the Census Bureau, $100,000 to be im
mediately available, and $100,000 to be availa
ble after July 1, lfc'S3. Passed.
The Senate amendments wero concurred in
to tho House bill to increase the police force of
the District of Columbia. Senate amendments
were concurred in, with slight amendment, to
the House bill more effectually to suppress
gambling in the District of Columbia.
A bill was passed to repeal the license tax
on commercial travelers in tho District of Co
lumbia. The House then went into Committee of the
Whole on the naval appropriation bill, and it
w:ss read by sections for amendment.
Mr. Knott f Ky.) offered an amendment chang
ing the title of the grade of midshipmen to
that of ensign aud providing that the midship
men now on the list shall constitute a junior
grade of ensigns; adopted. Also, an amend
ment changing the title of the grade of master
to that of lieutenant and providing that mas
ters now ou the list shall constitute a junior
grade of lieutenants ; adopted.
In the House on Tuesday, the 23d inst., Mr.
Btttterworth (O.) introduced a bill to provide
for a commission to investigate the subject of
It provides for the appointment by tho
President of seven commissioners, (three of
whom shall be experts upon the subiect of
railroad transportation,) who shall receive a
compensation at the rate of 10 a day when act
ually employed, together with their traveling
expenses, and whose duty it shall be to invest!
gate thoroughly all the questions relating to
the establishment and maintenance of reason
able and just inter-State transportation tariff for
pahongers and freights by railroads or other
modes of transportation within the United
States. The commission is empowered to visit
such portions of the country as it may deem
advisable, and is directed to report its conclu
sions to the next session of Congress.
The Houso then went into Committee of the
Whole on the naval appropriation bill, the
pending amendments being those for tho grad
ual abolition of the pay corps of tho navy.
After 15 minutes' discussion the amendment
offered by Mr. Calkins (Ind.i was adopted, and
is as follows:
J'roridtd, That when vacancies occur hereafter
in the paymaster's corps there shall be no original
appointments to till such vacancies, but promotions
may bo made according to existing regulations
fiom those leinainiug in said corps. Officers in the
line shall be detailed to perforin the duties
of paymasters under the same rules and regu
lations as are now required of paymasters, but
such olliecrs shall not be entitled to increased com
ptnsation in consequence of performing such du
ties'. On motion of Mr. Calkins, the whole retire
ment clause was stricken from the bill without
Mr. Knott (Ky.) olfercd tin amendment pro
viding that promotions bo made according to
Mr. Talbott Old.) offered an amendment re
questing the President to select from the army
and navy livo olltcers, to constitute a board for
the purpose of examining and reporting to
Congress which of the navy-yards or arsenals
is best adapted to establish a Government
foundry for tho manufacture of guns adapted
to modern warfare, together with an estimate
of the cost of a steam hammer of a strength
sufficient to manufacture guns of the largo
The appropriation of $100,000 for the pur
chase and maufacturo of auto-mobile torpedoes
having been reached, Mr. Harris offered an
amendment that they should be of Amorican
She Wanted Some Fun Too.
Tho Lowell, Mass., Citizen says: "A ten year
old lad called at our office day before yesterday
morning, saying: 'Mother's got a lame back,
baby has the mumps, sister is laid up with
neuralgy, and father's in bed with rheumatiz;
so Aunt Mary, who is keeping house, sent me
over to subscribe for your paper, which she
says is full of joy and wisdom. She wants some
fun loo. After noting the subscription, we de
livered a copy of the papor to our youthful
visitor, and humorously wrote on tho margin :
'To Aunt Mary: Read tho Citizen regularly,
and use St. Jacobs Oil on vour relations.'
1 Shortly after noon to-day tho boy appeared
j again with the following intelligence: 'Mother
I is well, dad is out gunning, sis is flirting with
my chums, the baby is all hunky, and Aunt
' Mary is happy. She says your papor and St.
J Jacobs Oil are tho back-bone of homo comforts.'"
THE OLD WORLD.
Something: About IVhat is Going on in Other Lands
A great landslide in the Vallev of Faverges,
Switzerland, has destroyed tho Village of
Marais. The Reichstag has acknowledged
the receipts of money from America in aid of
sufferers from the floods. It is reported thac
Prince Napoleon will be exp-lled from France
at once, and a decree expelling pretenders to
the throne will be issued afterwards. There
are reports of impending civil war in Western
France. The chief olticercf the steamship
St. Dunstan has been lost in a gale. The
merchants of Belfast have decided to start a
new line of steamers to the United States.
There is wide belief in Dublin that the recent
exposures of a conspiracy will lead to the dis
covery of tho rhcenix Park assassins. The
Pope has written a letter to Cardinal McCabe,
of Dublin, congratulating him and the bishops
upon their work in Ireland. The steamship
Picardie, of the French line, was taken in tow
disabled, by the Labrador, of the same lino, iu
mid-ocean. The passengers and crew were
taken off safely, and the Picardie sank.-.
Prince Frederick Charles Alexander, brother
of the Emperor of Germany, died suddenlvcn
Sunday in Berlin, aged 82 years. The
twenty-one conspirators recently arrested in
Dublin were before the Police Court there ou
Saturday, and some startling revelations wero
made. The striking railroad helpers in
Scotland have resumed work. Three terrific
explosions took place last Friday in a gun
powder manufactory in the town" of Min'deu,
Holland. Nearly all the houses were unroofed
by the concussion, aud the neighboring towns
and villages were much injured. The explo
sion was heard ten miles. The bodies of twelve
workmen, who ,wero in the building at the
time, have been recovered. There was a
panic on the Paris Bourse Monday on account
01 mo excitement over l'rince Nap jleon s mani
festo. The presence of the ex-Empress Eugenio
in Paris at this time excites comment. Ed
win Booth appeared in Berlin as King Lear
Monday night, and was enthusiastically re
ceived. Poff and Barrett, murderers, wero
hanged in Tralee, Ireland, Monday. The
theatre at Mitan, Russia, has been burned.
' " - - -
The Great French Artist Expires SmldenJyorThroat
Gustave Dore, the great French painter and
designer, died at Paris shortly after noon ou
Tuesday, the 23d in :t. He caught a cold ou
Friday while returning to his residence from a
soiree. On Saturday inflammation of the throat
set in, and despite every effort it was impossi
ble to arrest its progress.
Paul Gustave Dore was perhaps the best known
foreign artist to the great masses of the people
in America, because of the numerous book3
which his pencil has illustrated. He was born
in January, 1832, at Strasburg, and when very
young his father took him to Ptiris. and there
he received his education. He could not re
member when he began to draw, so earl v was
it in his childhood. Among his first p'ublie
works were contributions of comic and grotes
que sketches to the Journal jmir Rive, in 1S13.
Then followed the designs for the works of
Rabelais, in 163-1, an exhibition of four paintings
in 1S53, and in succeeding years the illustrations
of Balzac's '" Contes Drolatiqucs,' Eugene Sue's
" Wandering Jew," the works of Montaigne,
Taine's "Voyage aux Pyrenees.'' and the well
known "Inferno," "Alala," " Paradise Lost."
" Don Quixote," the Bible "Idyls of the King."
His success was sudden and "complete. His
most important paintings are " Paola and
Francesci de Rimini," "Triumnh of Christ
ianity,' "Gambling Hall at Baden-Baden,"
"Soldiers of the Cross," "Christ Leaving the
Prajtorium" and the ' Dream of Pilate's Wife."
In 1S61 Dore received the Cross of the Legion of
Honor from Napoleon II L Among M. Dore's
later works are his illustrations to "Coleridge's
"Ancient Mariner;" "London," by Louis Enault,
and the " Orlando Furioso." The drop curtain
of the Prince and the Sleeping Beauty, which
for many years adorned the Lyceum Theatre,
Philadelphia, was by Dore. It'was painted by
him when a oung man, and was used for a
long time in the Porte St. Martin Theatre, in
Tensions as a Stiis:ince.
Prom the Newark (A'. J.) Advertiser.
The better phrase would be the pension nuis
ance. Here comes a pension claim for the vet
erans of the Mexican war, their wives and their
sisters and their cousins and their aunts, and
with them come also the other lot of deputy
vcterans who claim to have served in various
Indian wars during the present century. The
lineage of these people is enormous.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR.
The Lending Eunt of the War Arranged by
Feb. 1. Mint and custom-house at Xow Orleans
seized by the Stnte authorities.
" 1. Secession ordinance passed by Texas con
vention, 100 to 7.
" 4. Delegates met at Montgomery, Aln., to
organize a Confederate government.
" 4. The Peace Congress met at Washington,
Feb. S. IJeconnoissance by detachment of Third
Michigan infantry to Occoquasi, Va.
" 3. Confederate steamer 2ashville ordered to
leave Southampton harbor, England.
United States .steamer Tnsearora endeav
ors to follow, but is stopped by an Eng
" 6. Surrender of r ort Henry, Tenn., to troop3
under General Grant.
Feb. 1. Action at Fort MeAlister, Gn., by United
" 1. Skirmish at Franklin, Tenn.
" C. Skirmish at Mingo swamp. Mo., by the
Twelfth Missouri militia.
" S. Battle ;.t Fort Done.'son. Tenn., by tho
Eighty-third Illinois infantry. Second
Illinois cavalry, and a battalion of the
Fifth Iowa cavalry.
" 4. Action at latesvil"le, Ark., by Colonel
" 5. Skirmish at Hear Creek, Mo., by the For
tieth Missouri militia.
Feb. 1. Skirmish nt Waidron, Ark., by ihe Second
" 1. Skirmish nt New Crek V.illev. AV. Va.
" 1. Expeditionby the Eleventh Illinois, Forty
seventh United Stales colored troops.
Third United States colore, i cavalry, and
: portion of Rear-Admiral Farrngut's
llect; stnrtcd up the Yazoo, Miss.
" 5. Action at Lebanon, Aln.. by a detachment
of the Army of the Cumlerlaud.
" 3. Action at LiverHol Heights. Miss., by the
Eleventh Illinois infantry and Forty
seventh United States colored troojw.
" 3. Skirmish at Springfield, W.Va., by Colonel
" S. Expedition started "to Meridiau, Miss.,
composed of VeateVi's and A. J. Smith'a
divisions of Sixteenth Corps. Leggett's
nnd Crocker's divisions of Seventeenth
Corps, with tho Fifth and Eleventh Illi
nois, Fourth Iowa, Tenth Missouri, and
Foster's Ohio battalion (eax-alry).
" 4. Skirmish by Eighth Missouri militia (cav
alry! nt Rolling Prairie, Mo.
" 4. Skirmish nj Third Missouri cavalry at Hot
" 4. Actions at Champion Hills, linker's Creek,
Raymond, and Itolton Depot, Mis., by
cavalry engaged in Meridian expedition
and a portion of the Seventeenth Corps.
" 4. Action nt, Morciield, W. Va., by troops
undor Colouel Mulligan, Twenty-third
Illinois infant "j.
" 5. Actions at Clinton and Jackson. Miss., by
" 5. Skirmish by n detachment of tho Four
teenth Illinois cavalry with Indians, at
Quclitown, N. C.
,4 5. Skirmish at Wyatte' Miss., by the Ono
Hundred and Fourteenth Illinois in
3. Engagement nt Rover's Bridge, S. C, by
the Fifteenth nnd Seventeenth Corps.
5. Engagement at Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's
Run, Vn., by Gregg's Second division
(cavnlry), Humphrey's Second Corps,
"Warren's Fifth Corps, and First division
of Sixth Corps, under General Meade.
5. Skirmish at Dunn's Lake. Fla.. by a de
tachment of the Seventeenth Connecti
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