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THE KAT10JSAL TJUJiUA'Jfi: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1883.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Great llavagos of Flames and Floods
in (lie West.
A HEAVY DEFALCATION.
Events at tlie Capital and in
Tho Speaker laid before the House, Saturday,
a message fro:n lhe President recommending
an agreement for a modification of iho existing
treaty with the Sioux Indians. amnpaniMl by
a Tcjiort of tho commission appointed t nego
tiate with the Iudir.ns. The report shows that
by tin asm-mint which is now submitted to
Congress the great Siouv reservation ha been
broken up into separate retreat inns for the
difTexvn'. agencies, and the surplus ecd'Hl to the
Government. These reservations pre made in
accordance with the wishes of the Indians ar.d
are intended to he of such extent as to give
ample territory . for tho pro-wit and future
nccd efthcii occupant. The con?id'ration is
to consist principally of cattle fur stock-raising,
the cattle furnished to be regarded as an ad
vance of capital to the Indiaus. to he paid bark.
The number of cattle to ho : supplied wohld be
25,000 cows and lfO( bulls, the agreement,
being to furnish each bulge r Indian family)
with one cow and one yoke, of oxen. together
with a yoke and ch:in. Tlie lands ceded are
scattered Throughout theSimi-i reservations in
Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming.
The Society of tho Army of the Potomac will
hold its f vartceuih annual Reunion in this city
on May lfith and 17th. 1',. This will he the
first meeting of the society at the national cap
ital, and it is desired to make the Reunion
more successful and iutcvstiug in every re
spect than any that h.;ve preceded if. The
executive committee charg'ii with making
preparations for the com ins Reunion have de
termined to make hprcial i liorts to increase the
membership of the. society at the meeting in
May" next, and invito assistance and co-operation,
as many whoservitl with the Army of the
Potomac would donirilc.es join tho society if
their atteution it cu.ilcd to the matter. All
those who served with u.e ruiy of the Poto
mac aud who weie honorably di.schaigcd. o-r
v. ho are still in the military service, are enti
tled to become member of the society, and are
united to make application at onee. that they
may be made members at the next annual
meeting. Major .Martin Maginnis, Delegate
from Montana in the present Congress, has
been invited to deli vr the orallo'i lie was a
line officer in th PirsJ Minnesota, and served
from the lVnit.-ula to tlie tt ilderncss.
TJio Speaker laid liefore the House, on the 1st
inst a communication from the Secretary of
the Navy repoiting the list vf vessels stricken
from the navy register untlethe provisions of
the naval appropriation act of August .. 1SS2.
Thoie are 43 in all at the navy-yards at Ports
mouth, (X. II.,) Boston, New London. Xew York,
League Island. Washington, Port Royal. Peu
sacola. Mare Island, (Cal.,) Norfolk. Annapolis,
and Qiester. Some are to be sold at auction
and others to be broken on tlie stocks. At
Washington the Frolic (paddle) and Relief
(sails) are to be sold under the hammer. At
Norfolk the Worcester (screw; is to be sold;
Cauandaigim, (screw.) to be broken up; Jean
Sands, iscrow,) to Imj kept asanchorhoy ; Shaw
mul, (screw,; and Savannah, (sails,) to be sold.
At Annapolis tho Sautce sails) is to be sold ;
Phlox, (paddle,; to bo kept a a ferry-boat;
Wyoming, (screw.) to be sold. At Chester, Pa.,
the Roanoke, (screw,) iron-clad, is to be sold.
Rev. W. W. Hicks has entered suit here
against the Ercniiig Star Company, claiming
$5,000 as damages for the publication of an
interview with District Attorney Corkhill, of
this citv, in which a reporter asks: "'Have you
heard that Dr. Hicks demands .$2,000 of the
(Jovcmnieiit before he will allow tho bones of
tUtitoau to be articulated?" and tho District
Attorney responds, " I am informed that such
was the'easc." Dr. llieks alleges that on Jan
uary ltith he executed a transfer of the bones
t't Dr. Crane, Surgeon-General of the United
Matts Anny, stipulating only that they should
cv r be used for any mercenary purpose, and
that "he never asked for. sought, or received
tr-Mi Gen. Crane, or any other person, any sum
whatever, nor does he expect any valuable.
uiiKhioration." A suit for libel i.s also entered
by Dr. Hicks atrainst the Aero York Graphic.
Company for publications made on the same
The, action of the Secretary of the Treasury
in issuing a call on the 1st inst. for ;sl5,(K)l),0!0
of extended lives has been interpreted by some
persons here as an evidence that, in the Secre
tary's opinion, Congress will make no reduc
tion of taxation during the present session, and
that therefore the accrued revenue will be am
ply sufficient by the 1st of May to redeem these
bonds. Upon being asked whether the infer
ence thus drawn from the call was a correct
one, Secretary Folger said that his action was
not in anyway influenced by speculations as to
the course which Congress would pursue with
reference to reducing taxes.
The annual report of the Commissioner of
Patents shows that the total receipts were
1 ,609,219, and total expenditures f;s3.SG7.
The balance in tho Treasury on account of the
patent fund is $2,205,471. The total number
of applications requiring investigation and
action was 30,114. Total patents granted and
certificates issued, 20,518.
The annual statement of the organized and
unorganized military force of the United States
was sent to Congress by the Secretary of War
Saturday. It reports the number of commis
sioned officers as G,5S3 ; non-commissioned ofli
pers, musicians and privates, 81,031; number
Of men available for military duty, 0,797,006.
The legislative, executive and jndicial appro
bation bill for the next fiscal year, reported
to the House, recommends appropriations of
$20,393,000, an increase of about $49,000. There
ja a clauBe in the bill making the clerical day
eight hours instead of seven, as at present.
CBI3IE3 AND CASUALTIES.
Great damage has been done this week in
Various parts of tho country by floods, and in
jmany localities loss of life has accompanied the
destruction of property. An immense ice gorge,
eighteen miles long, came down tho Allegheny
Eiver from Oil City, 141 miles from its mouth,
and reached Pitteburg, Pa., last Sunday mor
ning, sinking at that city over thirty barges
and two steamers and causing a loss, exclusive
of lumber, of not less than $1 00,000. Trains on
the Oil City and Chicago, Pittsburg and Lake
Erie, Pittsburg, Buffalo and Western, and the
Erie and Pittsburg Railroads were suspended,
the water putting out locomotivo fires. Two
county bridges and a new bridge of the New
Castle Railroad were carried away. Tho ice
went out of tho Clarion River, a tributary of
the Allegheny, taking with it timber rafts and
boats valued at $50,000. At Kittanuiug tho
Allegheny was twenty-five feet abovo low water
mark. The large rolling mill and a portion of
the town was under water and tho river rising
rapidly. The largo bridge spanning the Alle
gheny at Emlenton was washed away and a
man named Ross carried down with it. A
hand car was procured and parties followed
him to Parker, telling him to keep up a good
heart and grasp tho ropes which would be low
ered for him from tho bridge at Parker City.
Ho followed instructions and was saved. There
was a heavy gorge in Oil creek abovo Titus
ville. One-third of tho city of Mcadville, Pa.,
was submerged. Over 300 families were rescued
from their houses by boats. At Akron, Ohio,
the damage will amount to $50,000. At Titus
ville, Pa., bridges were swept away and great
damage done. Two boys wero drowned. Dis
patches from Rochester, Rridgewaler, and New
castle, Pa., report that tho Ohio is rising rap
idly and threatening tho towns with inunda
tion. At Steubunville, Ohio, tlie water was over
the Cleveland and Pittsburg Raiiroad tracks
and travel was suspended. Tho passenger
train on tho Buffalo, New York; and Philadel
phia Railroad, which left Olean at six o'clock
on Monday morning for Rufliilo, plunged into
the creek near Lschua. Engineer Hall and
Fireman Briggs were killed, and Conductor
Love was seriously injured. Several passen
gers were slightly injured. The railways cen
tering at Cleveland, Ohio, report looses to lum
ber firms, so far as ascertained, uf $300,000.
The loss at that city will reach 1,000,000. Tho
first Miction of a Pacific Kxpress train, while
going ovti the Cleveland and PitUburg Rail
road, n: ..: nrrville, Ohio, was ditched by a
washout, and the locomotive of the second sec
tion dKsl-'stg into it, caused thi telescoping of
sleeping mr, which killod the porter aiml se
verely injured half a dozen passengers. At
Canton, Ohio, one hundred houses were sub
merged. At Columbus Ohio, great damage was
done, and over ! families were obliged to
leave their home.. All the railroad tracks
leadin? from Toledo, Ohio, were under water
and mauy bridys washed away or damaged.
The Ohio" River at Wheeling, West Virginia,
rose nearly fo:ty feet and submerged the. lower
part of the city. At Youngstown. Ohio, and
vicinity the damage will amount to $150,000.
A dispatch from Cle eland. Ohio, says that
on S:i'mii:iy morning a small crock, called the
Kinrsbnry Run. rose f-ir beyond its usual
hi ight. and spread over hundreds of acres ai
low land, surround in? a leaky petroleum iill
of the Standard Oil Works, located a consider
able distance above, the comyany's main works.
Thocfecamug oil and refuse were swept down
.the stream and carried under the boib rs of the
Great- Western Oil Works, which weie nearly
submerged. The oil became limited and floated
to a tank containing 5,000 baiivlsof crude
jwtrolouni. which took tire and exploded,
spreading the blaing oil in all direct 'ons. some
f being earned to Merriam 5t Morgan's paraltine
I works below, which were nl.-o tired. Contin
j uingdown the stream, the (laming flood next
I attacked the tanks of the Standard Oil Works.
j located in the alley, one at tor another of whi"h
! took fire. !'h pi.tMl-harrcl tanks, two 5.U0U
j barrel tanks, four stilN. one aguator. an cugino
j bouse. 500 feet of railway ( resile, and various
! small workb were dstr.y-d. The tanks wire
i not all full." Vit lis. than 50.000 barn-Is were
I consumed. Late on Saturday night thv eighth
! large storag. tank at tho Standard Oil Works
! exploded and took llic. Tlie fire burned all
night and until the oil was exhausted. Throe
hundred thousand dollars is probably a mod
! erato estimate t the company's loss. A VJ.000
j barrel oil tank at Cooper Stat ion. Forest county,
! Pa., burst on Monday and set tire to the United
! Pipe Line pump station, burning it. Amors
Davey was burned to death. Mr. Cab lloegar
and a boy weie badly injured. Tho loss will
probably reach $5D,oi)0.
A Denver (Col.) dispatch says: On Tuesday
night, the 30th nit., about three miles from
Crested Unite, occurred one of the mo.-t disas
trous snow slides ever known in the Rooky
Meuutaiu legions. Late, in the night thirty
men, emphn cd in the Howard it Smith anthr.i-
' cite coal mine, u-ie startled from their .sleep
! by a rumbling uoisa and almost, instantly the
I avalanche was upon them. The building in
which they were sleeping vus crushed, ami
j ihc men were hurled down the mountain side.
, A rescuing party started out from Crested
' Rutto as soon as tiio news was received, and
l alter several hours' labor the men wen; all un
covered. Phillip Carmiu, Logan Iniuan, Louis
! Richards, William Moure, Charles Rett-;, J. '
Raymond, and one oilier, name unknown, were
: found dead. Eighteen otfiers wore wounded,
several fa tall v. All of the compauy's expen
sive machinery vas destroyed. A passenger
train, when within six miles of Crist od Butte,
was divided, the engine going ahead to clear
the track. When about four miles from whero
it left the coaches l!ic onginiM as struck by a
snow-slide, ditched, and is now under about
twenty feet oi'now. A wrecking engine could
not g-t nearer than two miles, and returned for
provisions lor the starving passengers.
A dispatch from Naslnille, Tenn., says:
Judge Quarles (Criminal Court), on petition of
Ex-Treaurer Polk, on Saturday, reduced tho
bail-bond of tho latter to svio.OUO. on tho infer
ential grounds that the defendant has not now
in his po&.'iuu tho .5t,0U0 United States bond,
with coupons amounting to $30,000: and fur
ther, that the defendant's health, and probably
his life, are endangered by confinement. Polk
will, it is understood, bo released at once, and
i will bo placed on the witness stand by the legis
lative committee, when startling revelations
aro promised. Tho State of Tennessee has
j brought suit against the Merchant' National
! Bank of Nashville, to recover $37,000. It is
i alleged that tho bank, iu order to enable ox
I Treasurer Polk to cover up a fraud, charged
itself with this amount and placed tho samo to
I his credit, by which device an investigating
', committee of the Legislature was deceived and
the State lost nearly . si 00,000 by peculations
committiM after that time.
J. II. Vincent, State treasurer of Alabama, is
a defaulter to tho extent of $213,000. Ho
left Montgomery on Mpnday night, the 29th
ult., and the defalcation was made known tho
next day through the following letter addressed
to his chief clerk :
Slate ofjthibaiuii. Treasury Department, Mont;iom
crp, Jaii. l!ti, lN-a. Dear " Crawford: I Unit this
eveninstbal my liu.iicy i not here, neither lias it
been paid over to the Importers' and Traders.'
J'anlc as promised. 1 leave for New "Ytwk to
straighten tlie whole matter. I bay, perhaps,
wailed too long and will he censured, hut I have no
idea of rmmin away. 1 wish you would assist the
committee, and after a balance is ascertained ask
them to wait a day, ami telegraph ine eare of Fred.
Wolfle, New York. If anything happens I want to
state emphatienlly that being behind in my cash is
my own fault, and that you have had nothing to do
with it. Your friend, .1. II. Vixcicvr.
A committee of the Legislature was appointed
to investigate Vincent's books, and, after exami
nation, reported on the 2d inst. Vincent specu
lated very heavily in cotton and in other ways,
and used the State's money in his operations,
which were unsuccessful. Tito attorney-general
has brought a suit against Frederick Wolll'e
for $139,000, it having been ascertained by tho
investigating committee that thisamouut passed
through Wolfl'e's IkuhIs for margins during his
transactions with Vincent. A gentleman of
Montgomery, who came, Saturday night, from
Nashville, says Imj saw Ex-Treasurer Vincent
in Nashville last Tuesday. The Governor has
olTcred a toward of $5,000 for his capture.
Thirty-eight cadets at the Naval Academy, at
Annapolis, Md., are under arrest for alh god in
subordination and mutinous conduct, and seven
have been sentenced to confinement for a week.
All under arrest are in tlie first class, and would
have completed their academic course next
June. The trouble occurred on tho 1st inst.,
and grew out of a disposition on the part of one
of tho cadets to aid his follows in examination.
He was detected, and, being a petty officer, was
reduced to the ranks. A number of cadets
sided with him in a boisterous sort of way, and
several petty officers resigned their positions,
while others, appointed in their places, iu sev
eral cases refused to accept. The cadets allege
that Captain Ramsey, the superintendent, is
unnecessarily strict, and imposes studies that
are loo difficult Secretary Chandler, of the
Navy, expresses his opinion of the troubio as
follows: "Tho disturbances and insubordina
tion among the cadets at Annapolis will doubt
lass subside if the superintendent is allowed to
work out a result without intcrfcriuce. But if
the cadets tire encouraged to persist by their
parents and friends, tho dismissal of forty or
fifty may result." The House Committoo on
Naval Affairs on Tuesday commenced an in
quiry into the condition of ail'airs at the Naval
A terrible tragedy was enacted on Monday
in the St. Louis Criminal Court. John Parker,
who was on trial for the murder of Michael
Payton, in September, 18S1, shot and instantly
killed his wife, and then placing tho pistol to
his head, sent a bullet cnishing through his
brain, which caused death in a few hours. Tlie
event occurred in an ante-room of tlie court,
whero Parker, his wife and his counsel were
closeted, awaiting the commencement of pro
ceedings, nis wife, who belonged to a benevo
lent order which gives $1,000 to the relatives
of a deceased member, had just made a remark
that she wished she was dead, so that their
two-year-old son could get to money, when
Parker drew a pistol and used, with the above
result. It appears that Parker was told tho
.other day that a brother of tho man he mur
dered intended killing him, mill his sister, who
g,ave him this information, also gave him a
revolver to defend himself if occasion de
manded. Catherine BerncBon, residing at 1709 Taskcr
street, Philadelphia, has been annoyed of late
by children playing in front of her house. She
repeatedly warned the children not to play
around her door, because she said tho noise
affected her head. Last Wednesday evening
Maggie Carlctte, aged twelve years, in com
pany with a party of schoolmates, was passing
in front of Catherine Berneson's residence,
when tho hitter appearing at the window with
a pistol in her hand, cried out " There is law to
stop this," aud then fired. The injured girl
staggered along for several feet and fell to the
pavement. She died an hour later. It was
found that the bullet had entered her brain.
Catherine Berneson's friends allege that sho
has not been rational for a long time past, ow
ing to sickness. Sho was taken into custody.
The coroner's jury rendered a verdict last
Monday in tho investigation of Hie Ncwhali
House disaster at Milwaukee. They found the
proprietor of the house guilty of culpable negli
gence in not employing a sufficient number of
watchmen to guard the house against fire and
to awaken the inmates in time to save all the
lives possible. They found the Newhall House
easy of egress and devoid of intricate passages,
with two outside escapes and ladders. Never
theless, they found tho owner of tho kouso
guilty of negligence in not baring provided
more escapes in ease of fire, and ai found fault
with the network of telegraph wires surround
ing the hotel.
Tho pier of the Inman Steamship Company,
No. :W. at the foot of Charlton street, North
River. New York city, was burned on the morn
ing of the 1st inst. The National Line steam
ship Egypt and several other vessels, narrowly
escaped destruction. So far as i.s known no
lives were lost, though many were endangered.
The pier, which was ihe finest covered pier iu
the city, was lull of valuable merchandise, none
of which was saved. The loss on pier, goods,
and vessels is put atr about $s50,000. most of
which is covered by insurance.
Young Cobb, who shot and mortally wounded
Sheritf Shenneman sdine days ago, was taken
out of jail a1 WhiJield. Kansas, on "the 1st inst.
by a party of masked men and hanged to a rail
road bridge on the outskirts of the town. He
confessed to Mi's. Shouueman. the widow of the
dead sheriff, that ho was Charles Cobb, and
gave her his revolver. Subsequently be Mated
to. Sheriff Mclntyre that ho had been inlluenced
by reading of the exploits of Jessy James and
ot her desperadoes.
The Century Company have undertaken a re
vision of the Imperial Dictionary, which will
be under the charge of Professor William D.
Whitney, of Yalo College, aided by a corps of
assistants. The title of tho work will be "The
Century Dictionary." and il will not be ready
fur publication for several years. Meanwhile,
the Ccnlnni Company have made arrangements
to issue the Imperial Dictionary in its present
form in the American market. An edition is
announced for publication on March 1st.
A linn known as Matthews. Corley it Sfaley,
who have been doing a loiter and package de
livery business in St. Louis for the pat month
in direct competition with tho Post-otlico De
portment, closed up on Saturday on receiving
a notification from the Tinted States District
Attorney that (hey would be prosecuted if they
continued. It is estimated that, they dimin
ished the. revenue of tiio post-otlicc fully $2,000
duriug the period covered by their operations.
At 3 o'clock on Sundav morning a fire, origi-
i nating in a stable on Front street, Nashville,
Tenn.. spread to the adjoining buildings, until
' nearly the entire block bounded by Front,
j Broad. Market, and Wharf streets was in ruins.
, A falling wall seriously injured two firemen.
! Over forty horses wore burned in a livery sta
j bio. The Capitol warehouse was full of cotton
I and tobaccos all of hich was destroyed. Tho
I loss is $200,000.
I Franklin Pierce, claiming to be a physician,
has been held iu $3,000 bail at W orcester. Mas
sachusetts, for manslaughter in causing the
death of Mrs. Barna Bernis. of Oakdale. He
treated her for internal erysipelas by bathing
her in kerosene and rolling her up in band
ages saturated with that oil. The woman was
literally blistered and skinned alive, and died
altera week of sull'eriug.
Two Italians, employed on the Slattington
and New England Railroad, roomed together
in a building near Triechler's Station. Pa. On
Saturday one of them was murdered by his
companion. His head was split open, and a
bloody hatchet was found in tho room. The
murderer has been arrested.
Two Mexicans, near Sorocco, N. M.. had been
paying attention to the same girl, and to settle
their claims to her, they locked themselves in
a room and went at each other with axes. One
man chopped his rival in a terrible manner,
severing his head from his body, while he him
self is terribly cut and cannot live.
John Carroll went to his home in Scranton,
Pa., on Saturday morning, barred the doors,
broke up the furniture, and fatally beat his
wife. A three month's old babe was knocked
from its mother's arms and severely hurt. Car
roll was arrested.
An unknown young woman threw her in
fant from a car window last Monday, between
Macon and Atlanta, near Frankville, (hi., whilo
the train ran at full speed. The child was
picked up by road bauds badly bruised, but it
In a drunken row between miners at Ooltc
wah, Tenn., on the 1st inst., a miner named
Bennett was stabbed by Mike Drillard. A few
moments afterward Drillard was run over by a
train and instantly killed.
Mrs. Martha Ordway, of London, N. IT., was
shot and instantly killed by her step-son, four
teen years of age, on Friday. He had previ
ously dropped a bullet into the gun and pointed
it at the woman, supposing it to be unloaded.
The lower House of the New Jersey Legisla
ture has passed a bill making four men out of
a jury of six and nine men out of a jury of
twelve competent to render a verdict. A bill
was also passed repealing the statute which
makes labor strikes unlawful.
After twenty-three ballots, Dwight M. Sabin,
of Stillwater, was elected United States Senator
from Minnesota on the 1st inst. to succeed
William Windoin. The Senator-elect i.s a
native of Connecticut, and is but thirty-nine
years of age. When a child he went West, first
slopping in Illinois, but about fifteen years ago
settled at Stillwater, Minnesota, where he built
up a great car-building iudustry, which, by a
recent re-organization, i.s called tho North
western Car Factory. He has been a control
ling power in State Legislature for some time.
While a confessed Wiudom man during the
canvass, lie worked for his own interests, and it
i.s said voted for himself as long as tho result
was trembling in tho balance. He is distinct
ively a business man of the Western type, of
resistless energy and phenomenal executive
The Senatorial contest in Nebraska has re
sulted in tho election of (Jen. Ohas. F. Marnier
son. He was horn in Philadelphia, where he
received an excellent education. In lb5(j he
moved to Canton, Ohio, where he studied law
for three years, and was then admitted to prac
tice and wii3 elected eity solicitor. In ISb'l he
entered tho Union Army as captain in tho
Nineteenth Ohio regiment and served through
out tho war with great gallantry, coming out a
brigadier-general. Ho fought under MeClollan,
Rosccrans, and other generals, and was in cam
paigns in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and
Kentucky, taking part in all the principal en
gagements. During President Hayes's Admin
istration Gen. Mandorson was strongly urged
for Secretary of War by the congressional dele
gations from Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado,
and Ohio, his indorsement being unsought. At
the closo of tho war ho returned to Canton and
resumed the- practice of law. In lh(ft (Jen.
Mandersou ran for the nomination to Congress,
but was beaten by one vote in tho seventeenth
Ohio district. The youth of (Jen. Mandersou
was tho only thing that then defeated him. In
1809 lie moved to Omaha, where ho has de
voted himself ever since to his profession, in
which ho has met with great success.
Senator-elect Bowen, of Colorado, is esti
mated to bo worth $5,000,000.
The retirement of Rear Admiral G. B. Balch
and Rear Admiral Andrew Bryson has pro
moted Commodore Charles U. Baldwin to tho
grade of rear admiral.
In St. Agncs's Roman Catholic Church, New
York, on the 1st inst., Bijou Heron, tho actress,
was married to Henry John Miller, late of tho
Union Square Theatre Company.
A dispatch from Clinton, 111., says that the
report that Judge Davis is to bo married to a
North Carolina lady is purely sensational. Ho
intends to settlo down at his homo in Bloom
ington, 111., after he retires from the Senate.
W. 11. Cox, Congressman from tho fourth
North Carolina district, was married at Raleigh,
N. C, hist week, to Miss Fanny Augusta Ly
man, eldest daughter of Rev. Theodore B.
Lyman, Bishop of North Carolina.
Tho firm of Ferry & Bro., at Grand Haven,
Mich., of which Senator Ferry, of Michigan, is
the head, is financially embarrassed. One
dispatch says that the attachments put on the
firm's property rcprcs at only a small amount.
Their paper has gono to protest, and Senator
Ferry's representatives at Lansing have, it is
further said, been served with a process in a
suit for an unpaid bill of $2,300 for room and
board at a hotel in Detroit. Senator Ferry's
wealth had previously been estimated at about
$2,000,000. Tho firm is said to have been
heavily engaged in mining operations in Utah,
which huvo so far proved unproductive. The
liabilities aro estimated at from $50,000 to
$75,000. About $30,000 will cover all assets.
Dr. Tierce's "Pellets," or sugar-coated gran
ules tho original "Littlo Liver Pills," (be
ware of imitations) euro Hick and bilious
headache, cleanse the stomach and bowels, and
purify tho blood. To got genuine, seo Dr.
Pierce's signature and portrait on Government
stamp. 25 cents per vial, by druggists.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS.
Still Wrestling Willi the Mysteries of
' the Tariff.
i APPROPRIATION BILLS.
Another .Futile Effort to Call
Up the "Whisky Bill.
In the Senate, on Wednesday, tho 31st ult.,
Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Foreign
Relations, reported favorably tho bill to incor
porate the Maritime Canal Company of Nicara
gua, with amendments.
Mr. llawlcy (Conn.; introduced a bill for the
retirement of Quartermaster-General Rufus In
galls, with the Kink of major-generjl.
Mr. Garland (Ark.) called up the bill to pro
vide for holding a centennial cotton and indus
trial exposition in JK-'I, which was amended
so as to provide that the invitations to foreign
nations to participate an the exposition shall
bo given by the board of managers instead of
the President of the 1'nited Stales, and passed.
Mr. Blair (N. II.) called up the joint resolu
tion presenting the thanks of Congress to John
F. Slater, of Connecticut, for his beneficence in
giving $l.000,0D() for the education of the col
ored people of the South, which was passed.
The Senate then resumed consideration of
the tariff bill, aud a long discussion ensued in
regard to the duly oil sugar, but no action was
At -l o'clock the House resolutions in rela
tion to the death -of the late Representative
Orth weie received.
On motion of Mr. Harrison (Intl.) they wero
laid before the Senate.
Mr. Harrirou, Mr. Frye (Me.) and Mr. Yoor
hees (Ind.) made appropriate addresses, and
the Senate then adjourned.
n t uitsD a y 's iu:o cee d rxus.
In the Senate on Thursday, the 1st inst., Mr.
Hoar (Mass.) offered a resolution, which was
agreed to, directing the Committee on Educa
tion and Labor to inquire into the expediency
of providing by law against the employment
of convict labor by the United States on public
works, or by contractors under the United
Mr. Mahone (Ya.) presented tho. credentials
of Mr. Riddleberger, Seualor-el''Cfc iron Yir
yinia, which were read and filed.
Atthe closo of the morning business the tariff
bill was taken up, tho question being on Mr.
Frye's (Me.) amendment proposing an ad-valo-rcm
duty of -ID per cent, upon all sugars. After
a long debate the amendment was lot. The
substitute olfercd by Mr. .Morrill on behalf of
the Committee on Finance for tho sugar sched
ule in the committee bill was then adopted.
The amendment has been published. Tho
consideration of the sugar schedule in Commit
tee of the Whole being concluded, tho Senate
took up the tobacco schedule.
Tho amendment of the Finance Committee
fixing the duty on cigars, &., at $2.50 per
pound aud 25 per cent, ad valorem was adopted.
Tho following umoiidment was also adopted:
"Tobacco in leaf, unmanufacturcil, when the
greater portion of the halo, box or other package is
suitable for wrappers, 75 cents per pound upon the
whole contents of said bale, box or other package;
all other tobacco in leaf unmanufactured and not
stemmed, .V cents per pound. Stems, 15 cents per
pound. Tobacco, inamifactifrcd, of nil descriptions
not specially enumerated or provided for in this act,
10 cents per pound."
In the Senate, on Friday, the 2d inst., tho
'tariff bill was further considered.
Mr. Hale's (Me.) amendment making tho
duty on potato and corn starch two cents per
pound, about equivalent, he said, to the east
ing duty, was agreed to ayes 2S, noes 21.
Tho rato on rice and other starches was left at
two and a half cents a pound, as in the bill.
The Semite passed to the consideration of
tho cotton and cotton goods schedule.
Mr. Anthony (R. I.) interrupted the dobalo
to oiler a joint resolution, which he believed to
lio necessary for the protection of human life.
He sent up and had read a letter from Mr.
Kdward Clark, the architect of the Capitol,
stating that tho Government Printing Oliico
building was in a dangerous condition from
the overcrowding of tho upper stories with
heavy materials. Ho then introduced a joint
resolution directing tho Public Printer to re
move so much of the stored property as he and
tho architect should think necessary in order
to render the building entirely safe, aud appro
priating $5,000 for this purpose and to pay for
storage of the property elsewhere. Tho joint
resolution was passed.
Mr. McPherson (N. J.) introduced a bill to
improve the elliciency of the Naval Academy.
The Senate then resumed the consideration
of the cotton schedule, and Mr. Beck (Ky.)
statwd again some of his objections to this
Owing to tho absence of a quorum, tho Scnato
finally adjourned without action on the section.
During the session tho credentials of Sc'nator
elcet Tabor, of Colorado, were presented, aud Imj
was sworn in.
Ill the Senate on Saturday, tho .'Jd inst., the
annual appropriation bill was reported back
from the committee without any change in tho
amount as fixed by the Houso, i". t!., it approb
ates $60,575,000, and reappropriates $15,800,000
of unexpended balauces now in tho Treasury.
The consideration of the tariff bill was re
resumed. After a number of proposed reduc
tions had been voted down, tjro rato on thread
and yarn valued at from iwT-uty-fivo cents to
forty cents per pound was mado fifteen cents
per pound, and on the higher grades from
twenty to forty-eight cents per pound.
Mr. Reck (Ivy.) moved an amendment to the
bill providing that imported goods on shipboard
or in public, stores of bonded warehouses when
the bill takes effect shall pay tho new rates of
duty, and that goods in warehouses at that tinio
on which the duties may have been paid shall
bo entitled to a rebate.
llcforo a vote on tho amendment could bo
had, the House resolutions in relation to tho
death of Representative Lowo, of Alabama,
were, received. Mr. Morgan (Ala.) offered cor
responding resolutions, and after addresses by
him aud Mr. Lapham (N. Y.), the resolutions
were adopted, and the Senate adjourned.
In tho Senate, on Monday, tho 5th inst., Mr.
Cameron (Pa.) introduced a joint resolution for
the relief of the sull'erers by the'lato disastrous
Hoods iu the valley of tho Rhine, in Germany.
At tho close of the morning business tho
tariff bill was taken up.
Mr. Reek's amendment making the duty on
stockings, hose, half-hose, etc., thirty-fivo per
cent, ad valorem was rejected. Ho then moved
to make it forty per cent., which was agreed
to. On Mr. Rock's motion, also, tho duty on
cotton cords, braids, gimps, corsots, etc., was
reduced from forty to thirty-live per cent., and
the duty on cotton laces, embroideries, etc.,
from forty-live per cent, to forty.
Tho Senate then passed to the consideration
of Schcdulo I, hemp, jute, and llax goods, when
a motion to strike out juto from tho paragraph
laying a duty of $15 per ton on it, so as to let
it go on tho freo list, led to a lengthy debate.
The .motion finally prevailed by a vote of 23
During the session Mr. Allison (la.) intro
duced a bill to pension tho surviving officers
and members of the Thirty-seventh Iowa Vol
unteer infantry, known as "Graybcards."
Mr. Van Wyck (Neb.) ofiercd tho following
J'exohcd, That the Committee on Pensions be di--rei'ted
to inquire whether any claim agents in
Washington aro violating the provisions of law or
in any manner practicing e.tortion in taking fees
or compensation for prosecuting ami procuring
pensions, bounty, homestead, or other claims on
behalf of soldiers or soldiers' widows or orphans.
Mr. Hoar (Mass.) suggested that it should bo
enlarged so as to bring tho operations of claim
agents in other sections of the country within
the scope of the inquiry. It was finally refer
red to the Committo on Pensions.
In the Senate, on Tuesday, tho (ith inst., Mr.
Van Wyck, (Neb.,) from tho Committee on
Pensions, reported favorably tho resolution in
troduced by him Monday, directing tho Com
mittee to inquire whether any claim agents in
Washington aro guilty of extortion from
claimants for pensions, 4c. ; aud it was agreed
On motion of Mr. Cockroll (Mo.) the Secre
tary of War was directed to report to tho Sen
ate, immediately, tho number of condemned
and obsolete cast-iron cannon balls, and where
In the House, on Wednesday, the Hist ult.,
Senate amendments were concurred in to House
joint resolution making appropriation for con
tinuing tho work of the tenth census.
Mr. Shallenberger (Pa.), from the Committee
ou Public Buildings, reported a resolution call
ing on the Secretary of the Navy for informa
tion ao to tho reasons for tearing down an old
mansion at the Naval Academy, long used as a
residence by tho superintendent, which was
The House then wont into Committee of tho
Whole on tho tariff hill.
Mr. Carlisle (Ky.) moved to reduce the duty
on alumina, alum, &c, from 00 to -10 cents per
100 pounds. Agreed to yeas 65, nays b"5.
Mr. Flower (N. Y.) moved to strike out the
item placing a duty of 10 per cent, on the sul
phate and salts of quinia and ciuchonida.
Mr. Flower's amendment was adopted by a
rising vote of 10s to 57. The announcement
was received with applause on the Democratic
On motion of Mr. Kasson (la.), the rate on
dry whiting was fixed at V cent per pound.
Having completed tho consideration of 52 of
tho 100 Hems of the chemical schedule the com
mit tee rose.
On motion of Mr. Yaneo (N. C), Saturday,
17th February, was set addo for tho considera
tion of appropriate resolutions to the memory
of the late Representative Shackelford, of North
Carolina. Tho business of the House was then
suspended and appropriate resolutions in honor
of the memory of the late Godlovo S. Orth
were submitted by Air. Browno, (Ind.)
Eulogistic addresses were delivered by Mr.
Wilson (W. Ya.), Mr. Robinson (N. Y.), Mr.
Reltzhoovor (Pa.), Mr. Davis (111.) and others.
Tho resolutions were then adopted and tho
House, as an additional mark of respect to tho
memory of tho deceased, adjourned.
In the House on Thursday, the 1st inst., the
tariff bill was further considered.
Mr. Carlisle (Ky.) moved to strike out tho
item imposing a duty of one-quarter of one cent
per pound on sulphate of iron or copperas.
On motion of Mr. Kellcy (Pa.) tho-clauso im
posing a duty of ten cents per pound on white
acetate of lead fit for medicinal use was struck
from the bill.
Mr. Kelloy moved to increase tho duty on
hydnite or caustic soda from three-fourths of
a cent to one cent per pound. Avgreed to S5
On motion of Mr. Kelley, tho clauses were
struck out imposing a duty of twenty and ten
per cent, respectively on aniline oil and arti
ficial alizarine, the intention being to restore
those articles to the freo list.
Mr. Ellis, (La.) moved to strike out the item
imposing a duty of twenty-five per cent, ad
valorem on bono char or bone-black fit for
sugar refining, the intention being to placo tho
article on the free list. Agreed to SO to 75,
several Republicans voting with the Democrats
on the question.
On motion of Mr. Randall (Pa.) the duty on
oxido of zinc fit for medicinal uso was reduced
from 10 to 5 cents per pound.
On motion of Mr. Carlisle, the duty on ren
dered oils, not otherwise provided for, was re
duced from 25 to 20 per cent, ad valorem; the
duty on ground or powdered spices, not specially
enumerated, was reduced from 5 to 3 cents x-cr
In tho House on Friday, the 2d inst., on
motion of Mr. Lynch (Miss.) Senate joint reso
lution was passed presenting tho thanks of Con
gress to John S. Slater, of Connecticut.
Tho House then went into Committtee of tho
Whole (Mr. 1'urrows, of Michigan, in tho chair)
on tho tariff bill, the pending amendment be
ing that ofi'cred by Mr. Curtin (Pa.) to increase
tho duty on tanning bark from 10 to 20 per
cent, ad valorem.
Mr. Curtin's amendment was agreed to 93
to 7-1. This was tho first vote on which there
was a considerable division on both sides of the
Scedule R Earthenware and glassware was
Mr. Cox (N. Y.) moved to reduce from 25 to
GO per cent, ad valorem the duty imposed on
brown earthenware, itc. Lost.
Mr.Carislo (Ky.) moved to strike ornamented
earthen, stone and crockery waro from the list
of articles to pay 05 per cent, ad valorem. Lost
after a long debate.
The committee then rose.
A Senato joint resolution was passed author
izing tho public printer to remove certain ma
terials from the Government printing-house.
The House then adjourned, though an at
tempt was made by the advocates of the whisky
bondeTl extension bill to proloug tho session for
the purpose of securing a night session on Mon
day next for the consideration of that measure.
In tho House on Saturday, tho 3d inst., tho
session was devoted chiclly to tho considera
tion of the section of the tariff bill relating to
duties on glass, but no action was reached. At
tho close of tho debate, public bHsines3 was
suspended, and the Houso proceeded to tho
consideration of appropiato resolutions on tho
death of tho Hon. W. M. Lowe, of Alabama.
After eulogistic addresses by Messrs. Jones of
Texas, Ford and Burrows of Missouri, and
Oates and Herbert of Alabama, the resolutions
wero adopted, and the nouse, as an additional
mark of respect, adjourned.
In the House, on Monday, the 5th inst., Mr.
Grout (Yt.) moved to suspend the rules and
pass a bill establishing the Territory of North
Dakota, and providing a temporary govern
ment therefor. This gave rise to a brief but
interesting debate, in tho course of which Mr.
Burrows, of Michigan, and Mr. Randall in
dulged in somo very sharp lauguago towards
each other, which created a littlo excitement.
Tho motion to suspend the rules and pass tho
bill was lo.it yeas 151, nays 110 not tho nec
essary two-thirds iu the atlirmative. This was
a party vote, except that seven Democrats voted
with the Republicans in the atlirmative.
Mr. Cannon (III.) moved to suspend the rules
and bring the legislative appropriation bill
beforo tho Houso for immediate consideration.
Rejected yeas 130. nays lOd not tho neces
sary two-thirds in the allirinative.
M. Rosccrans (Cal.) moved to suspend the
rules and adopt the resolution making the bill
to incorporate tho maritime canal a special or
der for February 15. Mr. Belmont opposed tho
motion, as did Mr.MeLane, tho latter declaring
that there was nothing more unworthy of a
country than to stipulate a guarantee when it
was out of its power to enforce it. The motion
to suspend was lost yeas 127, cays 7G not a
Mr. Kelley (Pa.) made a motion to suspend
the rules and make it tho order on Monday
next to tako the tarilf bill from tho Coramittco
of tho Whole and report it to tho House for
action. This led to a warm and protracted de
bate Messrs. Carlisle, (Ky.,) Hammond, (Ga.,)
and Springer (O.) strongly opposing it, and
Messrs. Haskell, (Kan.,) McKinley, ( O.,) Kelley,
and others favoring it. Tho motion to suspend
was then lost yeas 139, nays 102, not the nec
etsary two-thirds in the allirmative a party
vote, except that four Democrats voted with
tho Republicans in the atlirmative. The session
throughout was marked by great confusion.
During tho session the Speaker laid boforo
the House tho memorial of tho Ohio Legisla
ture, praying tho passage of tho bill increasing
the pensions of one-armed aud one-legged sol
diers. Mr. Anderson (Kan.) presented concur
rent resolutions of the Kansas Legislaturo con
cerning tho establishment of a Soldiers' Home
at Fort Riley. Resolutions were also intro
duced to grant condemned cannon to General
Reynolds Post, No. 122, Department of Indiana,
and Lincoln Post, No. 1, Department of Kansas.
In tho House, on Tuesday, the Gth inst., the
tarilf bill was again up, but without any prog
ress having been made, it was laid asido at two
o'clock and tho rest of tho sessiou was devoted
to memorial exercises in honor of tho late J.
T. Updcgraff, of Ohio.
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to support on the small pension which the Govern
ment pays mo quarterly for four disabilties, but,
nevertheless. I am a regular subscriber to Tuk
Tnincxi:. Why? Because it is the only true and
outspoken soldier's journal printed." A. J. Ham
mack, Frankfort, 111.
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which it contains." O. D. Blakeslee, Meriden,
THE OLD -WORLD.
Something Abont What is Going- on in Other Lands
In the French Chamber of Deputies, on the
1st inst., after a long debate, the proposal to
cashier the Orleans princes was rejected, and
M. Fabrc's bill, giving the government discre
tionary power to e:pel the princes, was passed.
" A fair trial fund" has been started in
London in behalf of the Irish conspirators
now on trial. Herr Foster, a Jew-baiter, of
Berlin, has started for Paraguay to found a
new Deutschland. rrince Bismarck is con
fined to his bed by illness. Twenty-three
women were crushed to death on Thursday in
struggling to escape from a burning wool fac
tory in Bombay. Archbishop McCabo ia
lying ill iu Dublin. The Pope has written a
conciliatory letter to the Emperor William.
Over twenty lives have been lost by tho
wrecking of tho Italian steamer Ansonia, off
the coast of Tripoli. The eight men charged
with the complicity in tho murder of Lord
Frederick Cavendinh and Mr. Burke, in Phcenix
Park, Dublin, were up for trial iu Dublin on Sat
urday. The testimouy against the prisoners was
very conclusive, especially against O'Brien and
Brady. Tho Czar of "Russia attended tho
court ball at St. Petersburg on Wednesday
night. A letter published in a leading jour
nal in Berlin states that the proners at Sibe
ria are undefgoing horrible treatment. Tho
reported death ofthe tenor Tamberlik is de
nied. Booth appeared at Berlin Saturday
night as lajo. lie was recalled after every
scene. The Emperor William is well enough
to resume outdoor exercises. Reports of
actual starvation come from certain districts in
Ireland. Prince Jeromo has been ordered
beforo the court upon an indictment for an
attempt to overthrow the existing regime in
Franco. Several lives have
been lost by a
railroad disaster iu Hungary.
marek has prepared a letter thanking Germans
in America for theiraid to the sufferers by the
recent floods iu Germany.
The Second Day's Fight at Gettysburg.
Comrade Abraham Brown, company II, Ono
Hundred and Thirty-ninth Pennsylvania volun
teers, Post 18.oche.-ter, Pa., writes,that the First
brigade. Second division, Sixth Corps, has not re
ceived full credit for its part in the action on tho
second day at Gettysburg. He says they arrived on
the field about 2 or 3 o'clock, and were called im
mediately into action; they met General Sykes'
regulars coming up the bill in very bad order and
running for life ; the enemy had captured a bat
tery of brass pieces from them, all but one gun,
which they wero bringing off the Held, and that
bis company saved that gun, and advanced to
within ono hundred yards and opened on the
enemy, and, judging- from himelf. they fired about
ten rounds per man, when the enemy fell back ;
afterwards they advanced into the valley behind
the Peach Orchard, where they retook the remain
der of the battery: they were lying in heavy woods,
which gave the Confederate sharpshooters a good
chance to operate; twelve men in the One Hundred
and Thirty-ninth three at one shot were killed
or wounded, among them Captain Sample, from
Pittsburg. Comrade Brown thinks that if the
enemy bad followed up his "licks." and tho Sixth
Corps had not been there. Bound Top and that part
of the ridge would have been captured.
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B. M., Dryden, Lapier Co., Mich.
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