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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C-, THURSDAY, MARGE 1, 1883.
THE NEWS OE THE WEEK.
A. Dismal Accord of Disasters by Sea
OUTBREAK OF CONVICTS.
Events at tlie Capitol and in.
The majority reporl cf the Select Committee
ow the improvement of the Mississippi was sub
jttitted to the House. Th committee describes
ile plan of the Mi-ssisssnpi River Commission
t be th's : FinL to bring the low waters of the
river within a narrow channel, not exceeding
3,500 feet, and, second, to so restrain the flood -waters
of the river within defined boundaries
as to inak? them conform substantially with
the low-water channel. By concentrating the
low waters it is expected to increase their
depth, and by confining the flood-waters it is
expected to increase the sconrin? capacity of
the stream at high water and thereby aid in
improving the low-water navigation. The
whole thing turns on the possibility of accom
plishing this undertaking, and the committee
is not satisfied that it can be done. The un
stable banks render their protection difficult.
and works of a similar character, constructed
at different times and at various points on the
river, have not been sufficient to stand the
force of the high water period and arrest the
crasion of lie banks. The probable cost of the
proposed channel improvements is variotislv
estimated from $25,000,000 $75,0O0,lXX). Al
though Congress has a!r-ady appropriated
$5,123,000 for the proposed improvement, all
of which, except, p rhaps, $1,000,000, will have
lieen expended by the close of the fiscal year,
yet the work of the channel improvement had
not "been ntered upon to any considerable ex
tent, cxc. pt at two places, namely. Plum Poiut
reach aul Lake Providence reach ; ami at these
Kiiits the work can be regarded as hut fairly
ixHUgur.itcd. Regarding the proposed system of
levees to c-mfinc flood-water, tlie estimates vary
from fifty to one hundred millions. The commit
tee discuses the problematic usefulness of the
levees and the outlet system, aud in con
clusion the report states that the work of im
proving navigation by the plan of the com
Hiitibiou has not been sufficiently proven a suc
cess ae to warrant the continuation, except the
two points. Plum Point and L.ike Providence
reach, where the work is now going forward.
The Frerfilent has nominated the following
to he Civil Service Commissioners: Dorman B.
Eaton, of New York; John M.Gregory, of Illi
nois; Leroy D. Thomau,of Ohio. Mr. Dorman
E. Eaton is well known as a writer upon the
subject of civil service reform. Dr. Gregory is
a native of New York, aud was graduated at
Union College in 1S-10 at the liend of his cla-.
In 1858 he was elected by the Republicans of
Michigan State superintendent of public in
struction, and served thr.? terms. He also J
served three years as president of Kalamazoo
College. Fora long time he has leen president !
of tlie Illinois State Industrial University. He
served as a judge at the Centennial Exposition
in Philadelphia. lie is now president of the
Illinois Suite lioard of health. Mr. Thoman.of
Yowngstuj. Ohio, is a lawyer in active praciicc,
and is thi:ty-eight or forty years of age. For
many years he was probate judge of Mahoning
county, Ohio, and was formerly editor of the
Youngstown Mn'Ucnior. In politics he lias been
au active Democrat, and in lhSl he was before
tlie convention as candidate for governor of
Tlie vote by which the tariff bill finally
passed the Senate, on the 20th ult, was as fol
lows: Yoas Mcsstf. Allfcon, Anthony. Harrow, Bayard,
3Wir, Brown, Uwiiden. (Viinernii, (Wis.,! Conger,
Dvk, (HI..) Davis, V. Va.. Dawes. ICdmunds,
Frye, Gorman, Harrison, Ilawley, Hill, Hoar, In
alla, JutkMin. .Tones, (Fin., 'Jones, (New,) Kelloes;,
Ijjawi. McMillan, Jlellier-on. Miller, (fid..) Miller,
(X. Y.,) "Morrill. Piatt, Plumb, ilollins. .Sawyer,
Sewell, Sherman, Slater, Tabor, Van Wvek, and
Nays MeisT. Book. Call, Ooekrell. Hoke, Farley,
Gut-bun.. (xforKe. Hampton. Harris, Maxiy, Mile'i
elt, Pendleton, Ij;h, Ifcuisoin, Vance, Vest, Voor
Loos. Walk. r. jukI Willi'suis 1S.
Tho title of the hill was made to road: "An
act to reduce internal revenue taxation and for
In the Senate, on the 20th ult.. Senator
Plumb presented a concurrent resolution of tho i
Legislature of Kansas in favor of the passage !
of a law granting a reasonable pension to all
soldiers of t'te late war who were confined for !
a period of three mouths or more in Lihby,
Aadersouville, or any other military prison of
tlie late Confederacy; which was referred to
tho Coinui itJee on Pensions. He also presented
several p-tit ions signed by a very hvgo number
of cx-sohl'ersof the Union Armv, now residing
in the Stale of Kansas, both in their individual i
capacity and through tlie medium of the r.rani
zatkm knoan as the Grand Army of the lie-
puMic, praying for tlc establishment of a j
hohliery' home in Ivansas. Referred to the
Committee on Pensions. j
UeutenHv.l-Commander II. H. Gorringe, !
who moved the Egyptian olv-lisk from Alex- j
atidria to New York, has tendered his resigna- j
tion to Piesidenl Arthur. This action was '
the result of a controversy between Secretary
Chandler and himself. The trouble grew out ;
of Mr. Gorr':tgc's connection with a free-trade I
meeting in New York fcanietime ago. when he
vigorou-Iy advocated free ship-t. The Secretary j
having bot:i informed that ?Ir. Gorringe hail i
become iiit 'rested in a foreign steamship com-
pany, addr.sd him a letter asking for infor- '
iHation, w;lh a view of learning whether his ;
views wer influenced by reason of a personal
or pecuniary nature. In an interview, Mr.
GorriHge raid that he was not assfx;iatcd with j
any English capitalists in any enterprise lie i
had leas-d the Heading shipyard in Philalel- !
phia indi-i-lually, and the money to operate, it
is to be ruraif-hed by a few personal friends in i
New York. He spoke of the action of Secretary j
Ctittadi r with much bitterness, and baid that
he would jmblish the corresj ondence after he
had retired from the aav3. la resjMHise ton
question :a to whether there was any truth in
the mm or that he had advocated fiveships. Mr.
Gorringe s.id: ' I pronounce the minor unquili
fiedly false. It leai'3 on its face the evidences
of falsehood, from the fact that 1 myself am
about to engage, with the assit-tance of Ameri
can capitut, in the building of American ships."
Hk rooignalioii has been accepted.
The lr.idejit sent to the Senate on Satur
day the noiuiuatioH of John Y. Foster, of In
diana, to le Envoy ExlTaonlinary and Minister j
P!ettiprtntiary of the United SUtes to Siiaiii.
, Mr. FoaJ er ha be4Mi engag-d for some time pat '
i law practice in Indiana. The nomination j
M atMUHsiood to have useR made at the in-
ataneeof S.cretary Freliiighuysen wiU spwial j
rei!eree2 to the natoraliz.it. on and other ques
tions e:.d;ng iKtwwn Spain and the United '
States, with which Mr. Foster's eiperieuce as i
Minister t-j Mexico and St. PetcrJdurg havo !
Hiade him famiiiar. . j
The call vtiou of historic marbles in (he hall !
of atalua-y of the Capitol v.i.- enrichel ly the
addition ot the statue of one of Pennsylvania's
representatives, the late Robert Fulton. The
new arrival will be aligned the posh ion on the j
left of the main itde approaching the onth j
wing of th" Luilding, on the site formerly oc-
eupiei by the coo3?al figure of Ethan Al!n, j
iwn lie iMse oi lennessee murine was soar
range recently. Mr. Howard. Hoberr, thn
milptor, sup'ii'inteudeil the work of removal
f the etattiefrom th -ast t'mat of theCa:.i:ol
ti Ha resting place hi the hli of statuary
A numb r of prominent L;:1ei.in elT?y
men of ih.-.. .-it.-, Xew York City a.d Baltimore
have kstied au appeal to the people of their
ienomiuatious tliron-rhout the country for
fends to erect in Washington a colossal bronze
atatoe of Mirti Luther. It is propo.4ed to
pnrchaHe for tois nurnose a duplicate of the
Aimrri of !''! &rra reformer rhi-lt stn.ni4n in I
tfce ceotr of the celebrated group at Worms, I
and to L-r.ct it iu iront oi the Lutheran Memo- j
rial Cbiireh, oa tho Thoiuai Circle, belweeii
Fourteenth street and Vermont Avenue.
Tfie I'rt hident, on Mr.day, s nt the ftillow
ittg ucm'.u ttious to the .-natt: S. G. V. Dcu
jawin to hs minister resident and consul-r-n-eotl
of the Unitenl Stat. at Teheran, Pcruia:
Wickham HoQ'mau to le minister rcideut rud
consul-general of the Uniu-d States tr In
aark; Lucius II. Foote to be envoy ex traor
cinary a'ld minister plenipotentiary of tho
United States to Corea; Dwight F. Heed to be
Sueretary of the legation and coueui-Kunernl ot
?he Uuued btate at Madrid.
The Department of State has received an
Ssnlication from tho IJritish government for
ftaa oxtrudition of P. J. Sheridau, susuecled of I
complicity in (he Phoenix Park murder. Mr.
Sheridan" is a journalist, about; thirty-eight
years of age, and siuco his arrival in New York
in October has been employed on the editorial
staff of the Irish lVorltl.
Her Magesty's Opera Company on the 23d
tilt, gave a complimentary concert to President
Arthur in the East Koom of tho White House.
Between seventy-five and 100 guests of boeial
and olticial prominence wero present by invita
tion, and much enjoyed tho occasion.
' Tho President has approved tho Japanese in
demnity fund bill.
CltnrKS AXD CASUALTIES.
The White Star steamer Republic which left
Queenstown for New York on Tuesday, tho
loth ult.. on tho following Friday sighted th
steamer Glamorgan, which w:s flying signals
of distress. Captain Irving had the Republic
brought io about a milo to windward of the
steamer aud prepared to send help. The uind
and sea were very high, and the water made a
clean sweep of the steamer's decks as she rolled,
except where the house was built amidships.
Three of ihe Republic's boats wero lost and a
sailor named Forrester drowned iu attempting
to reach the Glamorgan. Finally, however,
a?out S p. m., by which time the gale had sub
sided io a stiff breeze, the crew, numbering
forty-four, were brought ofl', just as the vessel
was about to sink. Tho Glamorgan left the
Mersey on February F, bound for Roston, and
liad encountered bad weather all the time until
meeting with the Republic. On Wednesday,
February 1 1, she fell into the trough of the
sea, and an enormous wave boarded her on the
port bow. It came over in a solid body, piled
many feet above the deck, and swept aft. The
foremast wpnt by the Imard with a crah, and
dropped into the sea on the lee side, carrying
shrouds and all with it. Two heavy steam
winches were torn from their fastenings and
washed overboard. The hatches were torn off,
and tons of wator poured into the hold. The
ventilators followed the winches. Every boat
was swept from the davits, and about all the
rail followed. Reaching. the house amidships,
the sea broke into the bulkheads and swept
overboard the cabin and all of the rooms for
ward of the s cond oiiicer's on the port side.
On the starboard side all the rooms forward of
the lamp room were destroyed. Captain (turt
and Second Officer A. P. Robillard were in tQ
forward part of the cabin, and were wi'shod
overboard and lost. Somewhere in the alley
wavs and about the decks were Seamen D.
Williams and J. .lcrr.ird, Second Steward John
Barrel. Handy Cullcn. a stowaway, and another
stowaway, name unknown. All but Cullcn
were wa-hed overboard with tho captain and
his secomFbflieer. Their cries wrere heard for
a short time by those who rushed on deck, but
no help could be given them. The heavy bulk
head forward of the stokehold was stove in,
and the vaer poured down in such quantities
that the fires were put out and the engines
stopped. Abaft the mainmast the whcelhouse
was stove in. Seaman John Morgan was al
the wheel. He was thrown over by the forco
of tho water and seriously bruised. Carpenter
II. J. Gillard wa just coming up the compan
ionway. He was caught by the water snd
thrown against the hatchway. One of his ribs
was broken. Steward Charles Home was
thrown out of his borth,three of his ribs were
broken, and his face was liadly cut. Stowawav
Handy Cullen was thrown across the deck
against the rail. His neck was broken. Next
day his ledy was lowered into the sea. The
Republic reached New York on Saturday with
the forty -four rescued men.
The schoolhousc attached to the Roman
Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer,
on Fourth" stmt, between Avenue A and First
avenue, was the Hene of a uorrible disaster
on the afternoon of the 20th ult. An alarm
of fire wag given, and in the rush of the chil
dren to esiie seventeen were crushed to
death. The school building is five .stories high,
short as to depth, and fronting on Fourth
street, embracing several numbers. Its rear
wall abuts upon the Church of the Most Holy
Redeemer, in Third street, of which it is au
adjunct. On tho cast side is the Convent of
the Sisters of Notre Dame, who teach iu and
have general charge of the school. Fither
lle-jpelein is school director. Five hundred
girls under twelve years of age and two hun
dred boy attend the school, and all were in
their classes when the panic occurred. The
fire started in a closet containing Foine sweep
ings and waste paper tinder the stairs on tho
second floor. It amounted to nothing, but
when first nccn filled the hall and stairways
with smoke. Sister Apromia, who was about
to send a child home, opened the door of hor
class-room aud was met by a gust of smoke,
through which the flames could be seen.
Hastily shutting the door she ran for a pail of
water, steruly commanding her pupils to re
main quiet. She was too bite with the. water,
and hurriedly marshaling her scholars marched
them out in safety. The alarm had spread
through the school and similar precautions
were taken in each cla. The hoys in some of
the classes became uuruly, but were kept in
check by great effort. Exit being impossible
by the east stairs, as they were filled with fire
and smoke, the march was taken through tho
class-rooms on each floor to the 'tvest side
in comparative order. Iu half a minute
after the alarm luid been given, half the
children were in the street. Just at this
time, the si-ter in charge of girl ' class
No. 5, on the second floor, fainted. This
was the one mi:diap wanting to precipitate a
panic, and with a wild cry of fear the seventy
or eighty little girls, thns left without a lender,
rushed through the door into tlie already
crowd d hallway, throwing the throng there
into'onfu-dou. Shrieking, tlie children crowd
ed, rolled and fell dowu stairs together. The
foremos-t aijd the wenk fell or were pushed
down and trampled on.
The convicts in the Missouri Stato Peniten
tiary at Jefivraon City revolted about noon last
Friday. The movement was started in tho
haniPFs shojw. where eight men employed in
that department, headed by Jno. IJ. Johnson,
on a preconcerred signal, seized formidable
leather cut ting kuivs and assumed the offens
ive. Four of them seized the foreman of rhe
shops and stripped him of his clothing, while
tlie others, ran to the floor below and reduced
Van Horn, the fort man of the collar depart
ment, lo submission. Johnson then ran into
the collar-stutfiiiig room and set fire to a quan
tity of looe straw. The flames spread rapidly,
and sor:j po-in-d from tlie windows. The. des
perado, with a knifo iu one hand and a club in
the other, then ran out of the building with
the intention of sealing the walls. He was.
however, confronted by J-s.se Tohiii, the
"dresser iu" of tho prison, who, though a
small man, piuckily compelled Johnson to
march to the blind cell. This virtually
ended tho mutiny. The fire mean while
had gained great headway, eon.su.ning three
buildings and damaging three others. Tho
low to the Sate will amount to $i39,OQO, besides
losing the labor of 600 men, who were hired iu
the fahops by private Arms, till the shops uro
rebuilt. Thero was no insurance on the State
projcrty. -The private lo-sses will atrirreate
$200,000, and arc as follows: Standard Shoe
Company, Meysonburg & Co., loss .-s-0,000;
fully covered by insurance; Gieeke & Co.,
shoe shop, loss $20,0K); also fully covered;
SVrauss & Co.. harness aud collar shops, loss
$65,000; insurance .7O.0')O; Excelsior Broom
factory, loss 5,000; half insured. Four con
view were somewhat burned, but none escaped.
Two more attempts to burn the Missouri peni
tentiary were made on Sunday, hue were dis
coveriJ in time to pivvent damage. In view
of the mutiny and the, burning of the shops,
Govei nor Crittenden has sent a message to tho
Missouri Lgislalure recommending that tho
starting of a fire in a penitentiary with lawless
intent he made, a capital crime.
Seven isn't have been instituted azainst tho
August in i;t u Society, a Raman Catholic organ
ization formed in Jjuwrcnce, Mass., in li'0. to
receive the deposits of the uvishioners of the
church. Attachments have been issued for tlie
hum of .i7,tn0, aud more, are liktly to follow.
The society was formed by the priests, and.
subsequently cluirtercd by the Legislature,
with authority to hold property not exceeding
200,000. Large amounts of real estate, incl-id- j
:ng cnurcii property, nave neeu couveyou to
the society from time to time. Since 1BS1,
when Father Regan took charge of its affairs,
depositors have had difficulty in securing de
IfObtU, and Several claims have been entered
against it. It luis been selling real estate for
home time past, aud has byen a largo borrower
from banUa. The depositor have, boui informed
that no money is left, but that the society will
endeavor to my them :t the rate of $1,000 per
year. The iudhteduc.ss is pkicd at $T00,000
to depositors and $-.00,000 to the moitgage
holdem. The depositors number 700. Father
O'Donnell, who controlled tho society some
years before it was incorporated, invested
largely in railroad block, rosultiug in heavy
losses. One class of depositors is composed of
tho hard-working people, including mill girls
aud no"So servant"-, who havo lost their all.
One caso reported is that of a servant girl
working for 3 a week, who had each week
carried her scanty savings lo tho church for
deposit until they had reached the sum of $500.
A short time ago, being about to get married,
she called for her money, intending to use it
in preparing her brir'nl outfit and furnishing a
home. She was shocked when told that she
could not draw a dollar. The general impres
sion is that there has been no downright dis
honesty, bnt that the trouble has been caused
by bad management, the result of business
A terrible and mvstcrious case of poisoning
occurred at the Western Lunatic Asylum,
Staunton, Va., on thc2llh ult., which resulted
in the almost instantaneous death of five male
patients. About breakfast time Nelson An
drews, an attendant, informed Dr. R. S. Hamil
ton, the superintendent, that " Young Wilkins
had dropped dead " about half-past seven, im
mediately after taking his medicine. Before
Dr. Hamilton left tho news reached him that
four or five more patients had died. It was
found on inquiry that the morning medicine
had been mixed, as usual, about half-past live
i. m. and taken to thcaltendants' rooms, where
it was locked up until about half-past seven
a. m., when it. was taken out and administered
to tho patients. The medicines were prepared,
as has always been the ciiutom, in the prescription-room
of tho asylum on this occasion by
Dr. W. H. Butler, one of the assistant physi
cians. The poison must have, been sprinkled
by a malicious or insane person indiscriminately
over the medicine. It was of the most deadly
character, jis evidenced by tho rapidity of its
action, and was described by one of the patients
just before he died as " burning like fire down
his throat and insides." Tho following are the
names of the patients whose death occurred
within ten minuts after the taking of the
poison: Thomas W. Adams, J. M. llolman,
John W. Hines, Isaac Frederick Sperry, Leon
ard T. Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins was convales
cent and would havo returned to his family,
who are said to be wealthy, in a few days.
Matthew Vaiighan is very low and likely to
A gang of eighteen while and four colored
convicts, while at work qn the levee about two
miles below Helena, Ark., revolted last Satur
day, disarming Hill and Rankin, two of the
guards, and with the hitter's gun killing Mr.
James II. (hint, a very prominent planter, who
was near the scene at the time of the outbreak.
Mr. Gant was on hoisebaHc when shot, but fell
from his horse after riding about 200 yards,
and died live minutes afterwards. In the
meantime the convicts made a rush for the
west, and soon had got across the field en louto
to the hills, when men were sent to the city to
carry the terrible news. Two white men,
train rohheiv. arc tho leaders. One of them,
named Sullivan, is he who fired the shot which
killed Mr. Gant as he was pursuing the fleeing
party. Not only did tho convicts relieve Hill
and Rankin of lhir guns and ammunition,
but invaded the house of Randall .Toilers-oil,
colored, which was on their route, and took all
the clothing they could lay their hands on.
They sparaled into two parties, and were last
seen passing into the ennebnike near the Limb
plantation. About tweutv-livc persons have
gone from Helena to join in tho search for the
convict murderers. Litest advices stato that
hounds have been put on the track of the mur
derers, aud they are perhaps surrounded iu the
eancbrake. They robbed and plundered us
they went. It is thought that they have se
cured at least half a dozen pistols. Five have
since b"cn captured.
A dispatch from Houg Kong announces tho
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ia ui wiu ii lieu oi.nea meinour -.-;iuii)i.
with eleven of tho crew. All the officers wero
saved. She was a paddle-wheel, thin-plated
iron ship of 1,370 tons displacement, aud was
what is known as a double-cnder. She carried
six guns and was of 7.0 tons burden. She was
built in IHJ3, for the purpose of, river naviga
tion during tho war. and was used in tho
blockade. She has been us"d on the Asiatic
station to visit posts not accessible to heavy
draft vessels. Two or three similar vessels havo
been lost, aud others built were sold, except
the Monocacv, which is now on the Asiatic
station, and the Tallapoosa, which has been
sreatly altered from her original plan. The
latest information of the Ashuelet received at
the Navy Depaitmeut was dated January I.
She was then at Shanghai, and was expected to
reach Hong Kong January 15. It was never
intended thatsho should return to tho United
States, but it was tho opinion that she was in
good condition, as $26,000 wero laid out in
repairs to hor about two years ago.
During the disci-sion of the proposition made
by Polk, the defaulting ex-treasurer of Ten
nessee, to settle with the Slate, one of the in
vestigatint.' committee a"-ked that a committee
he appointed lo ascertain how much Tennessee
new issue Mr. Polk had, stating that tho com
mittee had reason to believe that he had enough
to settle his indebtedness in full. Another !
member of the committee says Polk had over J
half a million in new issue, aud was holding it ,'
with thoh'dief that the United States Supremo j
Court would decide it binding on theState.aud i
thus enable him lo make his accounts square !
before his term expired. The adjournment of
the court tor the holidays without deciding the
question made this impossible, and helled on ,
the evo of the examination. A committee was .
appointed to investigate.
A dispatch from Matamoras, Mexico, dated
February 23d, says: Louis Fernandez and Car
men Lira, aged sixteen years, after binding
their bodies together with a rope, this morning,
sprang into.the Vara river and were drowned.
J'hey had been lovers for some time. Last I
evniiig Fernandez called on the parents of the i
girl to ask her hand in marriage and was re- j
jected. Overcome with grief, the pair deter- !
mined to end their lives as above described, i
Their bodies were recovered an hour later, j
Tho mother of the girl, after seeing tho corps.?
of her daughter as it was taken from the river, j
bound to that of Fernandez, also sprang into
the river aud was diowuud.
Charles Brealin, Martin Bruuunn and Thus.
Gallagher were horribly buiued last Saturday
by an explosion at Green Jtidge, Colliery, Mt.
Carmel, Pa. Brunnan went up tho breast.
leaving Gallagher and Breslin talking in the j
heading, but as he reached the top hi.s lamp
ignited the Milphur. and he was liuiicd down
the breast aud teirihly burned. Breslin and
Gallagher were blown through the heading
and some yards di-tance, into another breast.
Breslin is most dangerously bunted and cannot
recover. The others havo some chance of re
covery. All arc married men.
It has been discovered that Gilbert L. Crowd 1,
of New York, president of tho Empire Mining
Company, of Park City, Utah, has misappiopri
atod trust funds belonging to the heirs of the
Tallman estate to the amount of about $600,000.
Mr. Crowell was well-known in New York and
was at one time cashier of tho People's Bank
in that city. The money above mentioned, be
sides hi.s own fortune of $125,000, was bunk in
endeavoring to develop a mine at Park City.
The grand jury at Milwaukee on Monday
fotitid an indictment against Scheller, tho bar
keejK'r of the Newhall House, charging him
with setting fire to the building. He was
arraigned in court and entered a plea of "not
guilty." Ilis bail was fixed at 10,000. it is
believed that indictments will be found against
Nash. Aute.'.lel and night-clerk Delaney for
failing to warn the victims of their danger
until escape was impoiisihlc.
The steamship Morro Castle, of the Clyde
line, runniuir between New York ar.d Charles
ton, was destroyed hv fire at the latter place on
the. 21st ult. Tho officer. and crew had barely
time; to esc-ipc with what clothing they hap
pened to have on. Tho Morro Castle had
received on board one-half of her cargo, con
sisting of cotton and naval stores. Tlie total
loss on the ve?sel is estimated at $200,000, and
on tho cargo $70,000. Cl
At Mil ford, Mass.. on thc22dult., thirteen
school children were, thrown from a doublo
nmnersled, which struck a (reo,:ind nearly all
of them were picked up unconscious. Mamie
Murray had a leg brolcen, necessitating its am
putation; Edward llogau had his leg broken,
and was injured internally; Lewis Crane and
Willie flickoy were badly bruised and perhaps
internally injured. Lucy Gleason and Mary
Doherty were d.ibly injured.
The Mississippi has overflowed its tonics at
3l-viral points. Tho inilroud between Delta
aud Monroe, La., is partly submerged, ami the
running of trains on tho Vieksburg hnd Mis
sissippi Railroad has been iulu-iuptcd. Por
tions of Tensas and Concordia parishes, La.,
aro again threatened with a flood. Tim relief
committee of New Albany, I ml., has given
notice that no furtherassistanco is needed from
A. Proscott, head of the firm of Prescott &
Co., bankers and loan agents, of Topeka, Kan.,
committed suicide on Friday while suffering
from, mental aberration. Albert J. Howell,
broker, of tho firm of Howell, Crnrs-r & Co.,
Chicago, committed suicide on Saturday by
shooting himself. Poor health is assigned as
Frank James appeared in court at Kansas
City, Mo., on the 20th. ult., and was arraigned
upon three indictments: ono for the murder of
McMillau.intheWiston train robbery ;sccond,as
accessory to tho murder of Conductor West fall,
aud third, for tho murder of Cashier Sheets,
in the Gallatin bank robbery. He pleaded
At Cincinnati, 0., on the morning of tho 22d
ult., a section of McLean avenue, seventy-five
feet long, slipped into tho water at Court street,
letting down the Southern Railroad track, and
cutting off communication with both the pas
senger and tho freight depots. It happened
shortly before tho arrival of the incoming train.
Two freight trains on the Pittsburg, Fort
Waj-ne and Chicago Railroad collided at Spring
Mills, Ohio, on the night of the 22d tilt.,badly
wrecking both trains and killing the engineer,
L. Graham, and the fireman, J. Quinlan, both
of Alliance, Ohio.
The boiler in Banholzcr's brewery, at St.
Paul, Minn., exploded recently, wounding
eleven persons, but none fatally. Among tho
wounded are five women, who had como to the
placo for mall. The loss is from $15,000 to
Municipal and township elections were held
in Pennsylvania on the 20th ult. The Reform
ers made additional gains in the Philadelphia
city council. Mr. (J. Rowo (Rep.) was re-elected
mayor of Reading. Thomas Broderick was re
elected mayor of Wilkcsbarre on the Citizens'
ticket. The Republicans made gains in Lan
caster city, and the select branch of the city
council will stand 5 Democrats to 1- Republi
cans; the common branch 8 Democrats to 10
Republicans. Luther Small (Dem.) was elected
chief burgess of York. At Allenlown the
Democrats re-elected Controller Smith, and T.
J. Baker (Dem.) was elected burgess of Norris
town. J. Newton Shanafclt (Rep.) was elected
recorder for Chester.
George F. Wilson, connected with the Rum
ford Chemical Works, Providence, R. I., made
a will leaving $500,000 to his daughter Alice.
After this thev quarreled, but he did not change
the will until January 13th of this year. Six
days later be died, and the. second will was
found, which bequeaths to her only the interest
on stodes valued at $25,000, The will will be
Three ballots for United Stntes Senator were
taken at Detroit, Mich., on Saturday, the Dem- j
oerats concentrating their votes on Lothrop. (
The last ballot icsulted as follows: Lothrop,
10; Palmer, 31; Stockbridge, 25; Willit'.s. 12.
The remainder were scattering. Ferry is out
of the race. I
Mr. Sugi, of the imperial hou-e of Japan, I
and hi.s suite were entertained by the Governor I
of ITfnb -At. Snlfc Lake Git v on Sntimhiv nifyht. 1
and left for Washington on Sunday. Mr. Sugi
is on a special mission to the United States
Government, and will make a tour of the
Governor Butler, of Massachusetts, has issued
his fast day proclamation, appointing Thurs
day, April 5th. He requests the ministers and
people of every religious denomination
throughout the State to assemble on that day
in their several places of worship.
Ex-Gov. Sprague has expressed a willingness
to run for Governor i of Rhode Island, and
thinks that he wMll receive, tho nominaliou of
Use citizens' party.
All ihe temperance- and prohibition measures
introduced in the New Jersey Legislature at
the pr-sent session have been killed iu quick
succession iu the House.
It'i the Pennsylvania House of Representa
tives, on the 23d ult., the bill regulating the
civil service of tho State was defeated by a vole
of 72 yeas to &2 nays.
Tho (stale of tho Jate Horaco Greeley, at
Chappaqtia, will soon bo sold at public auction.
Samuel J. Medill, manuring editor of the
Chicago Tribune, died at Quincv, 111., on the
Miss Susan 15. Anthony sailed for Liverpool
from Philadelphia on thestcamur British Pritice
on the 22d ult.
Hon. Jame.s McLaughlin, a member of the j
Minnesota State Senate, died in St. Paul, on the J
22d nil., of pneumonia.
In the United States Circuit Court at New i
York Judge Wallace granted a motion for a new
trial in the libel suit of James Francis Malloy.
of Edgefield, S. C. auuinst James Gordon Ben
nett. At the first trial Mr. Malloy recovered a
verdict for $20,000.
James Gamble died in Willianisporl, Pa . on
the 22d nil., awl 71 years. He served two
terms in the Pennsylvania Legislature and two
terms in Congress one year on the bench in the
Clearfield district, and a full term of ten years
as judge of the twenty-ninth district of Penn
sylvania. Mrs. Matilda Paulitsch, a professional singer,
has recovered a verdict, in the New York Supe
rior Court for $12,500 damage, with $500 extra
allowance, from the Now York Central aud
Hudson River Railroad, for injuries she sus
tained by an accident on the road which neces
sitated the amputation of her foot.
Miss Marv Daniels, who presented a claim for
$100,000 damages againt the New York Central !
and Hudson River Railroad foi injuries re- j
ceived in the Spuytcn Duyvil disaster a year
ago, has accepted $25),OO0 in payment, the larg- j
est sum ever paid by tho company for personal
injuries. A. 1. Valentine, of Bennington, Vf.,
recovered $5,000 for the death of his son, and
!s"i,000, for the death of the latter s young bride,
both killed in the same disaster.
General P. T. Moore died at Richmond, Va.,
on tho 20th ult., aged 62. He was a native of
Gal way, Ireland, but came to America when
young. He has been a resident of Richmond
about forty years, and was engaged in business
until the breaking out of the late war, when ho
went into the Confederate service as colonel of
the first Virginia regiment, and was the first
field officer on the southern side wounded at
the battle of Bull Run. Subsequently he was
promoted lo be brigadier-general, and served
the Confederacy lo the end of the war. Since
then he has been engaged in the insurance
business in Richmond.
The will of the late Ex-Governor Morgan, of
New York, contains the following charitable
bequests: Asmh iation for Relief of Respectable
Aged Indigent Females, $25,000; Woman's ilos
pilal, $25,000; New York City Mission and
Tract Society, $25,000, Bo.ud of Foreign Mis
sions of Presbyterian Church in the United
States, $100,000; Board of Home Missions,
100.000; fund to supplement the salaries of
elergvmen engaged in home missionary work,
$"O,i!J0; Home for Incurable-, $5,000"; Chil-dr-n's
Aid Socb-ty, $5,000; llou.se of Rest for
Consumptives, $5,000: Society for the Relief of
Poor Widows and Small Children, $5,000; Society
for the Relief of Sick Poor, $5,000; Manhattan
Eye and Ear Hospital, $50,000; Union Theo
logical Semiuarv $00,000; Presbyterian Hos
pital, $50,000; Williams College. Williamstowu,
Ma.-. .. $100,000, subject to reduction for payment
of $Ss,()00 already made; Society for Relief of
Ruptured and Crippled, $20,000; Association
for Improving the Condition of the Poor,
$25,000,' The total amount given in charities
is $705,-000. The value of the ctato is esti
mated iit about $6,000,000.
The Mississippi Valley Horticultural Society
recently in session at New Orleans, decided tf
hold a horiicultutal fair at Louisville, Ivy., next
September, while the Southern Agricultural
Exposition is in progress.
The managers of tho Kentucky Central Rail
road have negotiated bonds to tho amount of
$1,SW,000, thus realizing enough to pay tho
bonded indebtedness duo on March l,and leave
a balance sufficient to complete the road to con
nect with tho Kiioxville oxtonsiou of the East
Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia system.
The secretary of the American Iron aud Steel
Association reports that the total production of
iron aud steel ni Is hut year was 1,603,701 net
tons, being a fall big oil' as compared with LS.-S1
of 153,306 tons. No rails were made during the
year in New Jersey, Virginia, and Georgia, all
ot which States mado rails iu 1831.
Gas of unprecedented cheapness is to be mado
if the promises of a Chicago inventor are kept.
His process of manufacture is to uso up all tho
usual by-products coke, gas tar, ammonia, and
fixed carbon in tho production of gas. Noth
ing will be left but a deliquescent slag. Every
atom of hydrogon and carbon in tho coal will
bo turned into gas. Instead of ten or twelve
thousand , feet of gas from a ton of coal, ho will
obtain 40,000 feet. Tcsfe, works aro to be built
THE WORK OF CONGRESS.
Abandoning the Tariff for tlie Appro
OUR SOLDIERS' HOMES.
Tlie Senate at Last Takes Up
tlie Forty Dollar Bill.
In the Senate, on Wednesday, the 21st ult.,
Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Naval Af
fairs reported a bill requiring an oath from pa
rents or guardians ns to tho age of minors of
fered as recruits for the navy. Passed.
The army appropriation bill was then taken
The question was taken on striking otit a
clause limiting the number of aids-de-camp
and providing that they shall not have any ad
ditional rank or pay, and it was struck out.
The next amendment was to the clause for
fifty contract surgeons to strike out fifty and
insert "not exceeding eighty," and it was
On motion of Mr. Plumb (Kan.) amendments
were adopted limiting the amounts to be ex
pended for the compensation of civilian em
ployees in the several departments of the army.
The bill was then reported to the Senate, the
amendments made in Committee of the Whole
were agreed to and the bill was passed.
The fortiiicitions appropriation bill was called
up by Mr. Hale (Me.) and explained by Mr.
Dawes (Mass.) The amendments reported by
the committee were agreed to and the bill was
Mr. Edmunds (Vt.) called up the joint reso
lution to provide for the termination of tho
articles of the treaty of Washington relating
to the fisheries. After slight amendment the
joint resolution was adopted.
The L't.ih bill w.is then taken up, and Mr.
Edmunds spoke in favor of its passage.
TIiritSDA Y's PROCELHI.nGS.
In the Senate, on Thursday, the 22d ult.. on
motion of Mr. Garland, (Ark.,) a reso'ution was
adopted tor the appointment of a special com
mittee to examine and report nm n the methods
of improving the navigation of Jie Mississippi
River below Cairo.
Mr. Hale 'Me.) called tip the naval appropri
tiou bill, and the Senate proceeded to con
The provision that no part of tho money
appropriated for " g-ncral care, increase and
protection of the navy in the line of construc
tion and repairs," Ac, shall be applied to the
repairs of any wooden ship when the esti
mated cost of such repairs shall exceed 25 pr
cent, of the estimated cost of a new ship of
the same size and liko material, gave rise to
Mr. fngalls (Kan.) moved to amend by mak
ing the limit 20 per cent, instead of 25.
Tho amendment was adopted and tho pro
vision, so amended, was agreed to.
The paragraph appropriating $1,000,000 for
tho completion of the iron-elads, in accordance
with the recommendations of thi'' Naval Advis
ory Board, gave rise to discussion. Mr. Mc-Pher.-on
(X. .1.; reviewed, the history of the
iron-elads and argued that uo appropriation
should be made ah present for the completion
of any of them, but that the Puritan cspecially
ought to be excepted from the appropriation.
Mr. Ingalls (Kan.) inquired how much
money, in addition to what had been alreadv
expended upon these vessels, vculd bo required
fo complete them.
Mr. Allison .la.) replied that the estimates
footed up $5,601,605.
Mr. McPhcrson's amendment, designed to
exclude the Puritan, was rejected.
I-'KI DAY'S IT.OCEEDIXUS.
In the Senate, on Friday, the 23d ult, Mr.
Dawes Mass.; submitted the conference report
on the Indian appropriation bill, and it was
The Senate re-mined the consideration of the
naval appropriation bill. The paragraph pro
viding that the Secretary of the Navy shall in-
vite piopo4a!s for the construction ot three steel j
cruisers and a dispatch boat wtii amended so as
to exclude the armament of the vessels from I
the proposals. Tho' appropriation for the bu- .
reau of yard-? and docks was increased $61,000. I
The piovision that hereafter no officer of the I
navy idiall bu employed on any shore duty, tin- i
less the Secretary of tlie Navy shall dett nnine j
that such employment is requiivd by public J
interests, was modified by adding "'except in
cases especially provid'd by law." I
Mr. Anthony. ( R. I.,) from the Committee on '
Naval A flairs, offered an amendment appropri
ating .si00,tKi0 to enable the Secretary of tut '
Navy to btstM an experimental gunboat. I
Mr. Hale ; M..) raised the point of order that (
the amendment propo.-cd new legislation, aud
the Chair. sustained the poiufcol order and ruled
out tho amendment..
On motion, the appropriation for the bureau
of cunstt uctiou and repair was increased $100,
000. The bill was then passed.
The Senate then took up the bill making ap
propriations for the District of Columbia, which
was considered, amended, and passed.
.Mr. Allison ln.) submitted the report of the
committee of conference-on tho consular and
diplomatic appropriation bill, which was agreed
Tho Senate resumed tho consideration of the
Mr. Ingalls (Kan.) moved to amend section 7
of the bill, so as to prohibit voting by women
in any Territory of tho United States. A ote
Avas taken on Mr. Ingulfs amendment, result
ing ayes 11, naves 20, no quorum voting.
The rest of the session was occupied with
vain attempts to secure a quorum.
Tn the Senate, on Saturday, the 21th ult, the
legislative appropriation bill was taken up and
passed. The provision increasing the salary of
the public printer to $1,000 per year led to a
long discussion as 'to the iuiiuciicu of tho
Printers' Union upon the management of the
Government Printing Office.
Mr. CockrclljMo.,) from the Committee on
Military Affairs, submitted adverse reports on
some twenty-four bills appropriating con
demned cannon to Grand Army Posts, and
their consideration was indefinitely postponed.
Iu explanation, Mr. Coekivll said: "The Copi
mittee on Military Allans has heretofore sub
mitted two or three reports upon this same
question of condemned cannon, showing thac
all the condemned cast-iron cannon which arc
accessible and available for such purposes Invo
already been appropriated and disposed of, and
that the only remaining condemned cast iron
cannon are in forts away fiom lines of trans
portation, and aro heavy guns and unsuitable
for such purposes."
Mr. Blair (N. II.) introduced a bill to pre
vent false personation of othceis, agents or
employees of the Pension Bureau.
In the Senate, on Monthly, the 26th ult., Mr.
Garland, (Ark.,) from the Committee on the
Judiciary, reported a bill to punish the false
personation of officers and employees of the
United States by a fine of not more than $1,000
or imprisonment not longer than three years,
or both, al the discretion of the court.
The bill which is especially designed for
the protection of pensioners was passed.
The House bill to prevent the adulteration
of teas was then taken up and passed.
On motion of Mr. Van Wyck, Neb.,) a reso
lution was adopted requesting information
from the President concerning foreign inter
vention in the afl'airs of Peru and Chili.
Mr. Vest tM.o.) called up his resolution for
the appointment of a committee of live Sen
ators to investigate the condition of Yellow
Stone Park, but it was set aside, and tho
Fourth of July war claims bill was taken up
and passed. The Senate then proceeded to the
consideration of private pension bills, among
those passed being tho bills granting pensions
of $50 a month to the widows of Rear-Admiral
Beaumont and tho lato Major-General Warren.
House bill 1110, inci casing the pensions of
one-armed and one-legged soldiers to $10 per
month was then laid buforo tho Senate with
the disagreeing reports of the Committee on
Pensions, and pending its consideration tho
In the Senato, on Tuesday, the 27th inst.,
the President pro tern, read the following:
To the Senate:
In view of possible exigencies that might affect
the public service, 1 deem it proper to give notice
of my intention to resign the ollleo with which the
Senate honored me, at noon on Saturday, the 3d of
(Signed,) David Davb.
Mr. Cockrell, (Mo.,) from the Committee on
Military Afl'airs, reported adversely several
joint resolutions granting condemned cannon
to military organizations in different parts of
On motion of Mr. Sherman, (0.,)an order was
adopted that tho Senate proceed to consider (1;
the pending pension bills, after the unfinished
business is disposed of, aud (2) House bills re
ported favorably, commencing at the point
where tho calendar was last under considera
tion. Mr. Van Wyck (Neb.) called up the resolu
tion offered by him some days ago, directing
the Secretary of the Treasury to furnish copies
of vouchers and items audited by the First
Auditor of the Treasury, on account of expenses
inclined by the Department of Justice since
January 1, 15?2, with the names of special or
assistant attorneys, and to state by what au
thority of law he audited the accounts of such
The Senate then went into executive session
In the House, on Wednesday, the 2lst-ulr..
the Senato amendments to the annual pension
appropriation bill were concurred in, and tho
bill now goes to the President for his sigua
ture. The House then went into Committee of the
Whole on the sundry civil appropriation bill.
The Clerk read as follows:
For the support of the Nutioual Home for Dis
abled Volunteer Soldiers, :is follows:
Koi- current e.ciises, mchnlinjc construction and
repsurs, at the Central Branch, at Dayton, Ohio,
For current expenses, including construction and
repairs, at the Northwestern Brunch, at Milwaukee,
For current expenses, including construction and
repairs, at the Eastern Branch, at Tokiu, .Maine,
t-1 12,131. 1:.
For current expenses, including construction and
repair.-, at the Southern Itniueb, at Hampton, Vir
ginia, cl50.017.52. r
For out-door relief and incidental expenses,
S15.000; in all, $l,l.u8s.o:.
Mr. Browne (Ind.) offered the following
amendment, which was agrcd to:
T2mf .section 2 of the act of February 20, 1S81, be
so (intended a.s to read as follows:
Si:c. '1. All pension- payable, or to be paid under
tins act, to pensioners who are inmates of the Na
tional Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers shall
be paid to the tre.isurer or treasurers of said home
upon security jjiven to the satisfaction of the mana
gers to be disbursed for the benefit of the pension
ers without deduction for flnta, or penalties under
regulations to !kj established by the malingers of
th- home. Said payment to bo made by the pen
.dou nirent imon a ertiiicate of the nrooer oflleers
of the home that the pensioner is an imitate thereof
and Ls then still living. Any Imlance of the pension
which may remain at the date of the pensioner's
discharge ;.hidl x paid over to him: and in ea.e of
his ileaf h at the home the same shall lie paid to the
widow or children, or m default of either, to his
legal representatives. And in such i-.im and in
cases where pensions which heretofore have b-en
paid lo the treasurer of said home for the benefit of
inmates of the home who have since been dis
charged or have died at the home or on furlough,
any oalauce of the p iisiou remaining at the lte of
such discharge or death shall lie paid over to the
pensiotu r, or, iu t use of his death, to the w ife, chil
dren, or legal representatives.
The Clerk continued tlie reading, as follows:
That from and after the jnsu$;e of this act the
board of m imagers of the National Home for Dis
abled Volunteer Soldiers shall apply the excess
above s5 monthly of the pensions of all inmates of
the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
to the support and the objects and purposes of said
home: 1'roi ittcd, hnwerer. That the :ilKve provis
ion bliidl not apply to anj- inmate of stud home who,
having at the lime of his admission to said home,
wife. u:iiio&. child, or paii-nt dependent upon him
for support, shall apply the excess cf his pens.on
above said J each month to said supjort. The
said board of malingers shall r.nntiuliy r-port the
amount of pension-money received by tlem under
the above "provision: Proriiif!, That in audition to
the persons now declared by law to le entitled to
admission to the National Home for Disabled Vol
unteer Soldier-i. any person who served during the
war of the rebellion in the Navy of the United
States and was honorably discharged therefrom,
who is not othcrvi-e provided for by law, and who
is incapacitated by re.u-on of wounds incurred in
the line of duty or ilt-ease contracted during his
said service from earning his own support, may
be admitted to said home in the same manner and
under the smi" conditions as volunteer soldiers.
And seiiion 2 of the act entitled "An net making
appropriations for the paymentof invalid and other
pensions of the United States for the iiscal year end
ing .bine :S), Ivy, and for deficiencies, and for other
purposes," approved February 0, Ibdl, is hereby
Mr. Dawes (Mass.) made the point of order
that the paragraph chauged existing law and
did not retrench expenditures, but was over
ruled. He then otfered the following amend
ment: Insert after the word "provision," the following
Providc'l, also, Tluit the foregoing provision shall
not apply to any inmate of said home who is druw
injf a p"ii5iin for the loss of one le?, one arm, one
hand, or one foot, or who draws u pension at any
rate ov.er 5-1 per month.
After debate, the amendment was rejected
yeas I.), nays 12.
Mr. Beltzhoover (Pa.) moved to amend by
striking out the elattso authorizing the Secre
tary of War to detail for service iu the sig
nal corps, not to exceed eight, commissioned
officer, exclusive of the socoml lieutenants of
the sig-.ml corp3 authorized by law. In advo
cating Una amendment, Mr. Delt.hoover made
an attack upon the.'.dministratiou of the signal
service um'ci' Gen. linden, um! charging him
with cowardice during the war.
?tlr. K. IJ. Taylvr, lOhio,) in reply, defended
Gen. Haen's integrity, and criticised Mr. Ieltz
hoover's action in making au assault upon that
officer in a speech which w:u not openly deliv
ered, but was printed in the Record.
Mr. Converse vOlno) replied to and denied
the charge of Tlaztn's cowar.licc. He bore a
musket bail in his bodv received in honorable
warfare, yet he was arraigned as a coward by
a man who never saw a battle.
Mr. Kelb-.hoover said that the information on
which he bascil his charges was derived largely
from record evidence, aud asserted that the
records of the Ifazen court-martial corrobo
rated his charge of cowardice.
The amend men t was rejected.
At this point the committee rose informilly,
in order lo permit of the House receiving from
the Senate the House bill to reduce internal
revenue iavatinn with Seuate tariff amend
ments. The bill was ordered printed, and un
der the rule went to the Speaker's table.
The committee resumed its session, hut with
out making any progress tho House adjourned.
TlirjliHl) VY'S I'KOCEEIHXitS.
In the House, on Thursday, the 22d ult.,
Mr. Ryan (Ivap.i submitted the conference re
port on the Indian appropriation bill, and it
wits agreed to. The bill as imssed appropriates
$3,:?G2,(iro, being ;i:).('00 hss than it appropri
ated as it passed the Senate, and 5ii.")o,700 more
than as it or ginally passed the House.
Mr. Burrows (Mich.) submitted tic confer
ence report on tho consular aad diplomatic
appropriation bill, and it wis agreed t. 'Che
biii as it parsed appropriates $1,200,7."jo, being
SoS.300 greater than as it originally passed tho
The Hous. then went into Committee of tho
Wholo ou the sundry civil bill.
The committee recurred to the portion of the
bill relating to the survey of public lands which
had been passed over informally.
Mr. Pound (Wis. offered an amendment re
pealing the pre-emption laws, together with all
laws authorizing the filing of declaratory state
ments for tho entry of public lands by agent
or attorney. Adopted, with the proviso that
it .should not affect the rights heretofore ac
quired. ritlDAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
In the House, on Friday, the 23d ult., Mr.
Robeson (N. J.) called up as a privileged ques
tion the consideration of the " Pound"' rule-,
and it was adopted. lfc sets apart one hour in
each day for tho consideration of any measure
called up by a committee to which there shall
not be five objections.
Tho House then went into Committee of the
Whole on the sundry civil appropriation bill.
Tho rbtu.se relative to tho Yellowstone Na
tional Park having been reached, Mr. McCook
(N. Y.) moved to strikeout the proviso author
izing the Secretary of the Interior to lease por
tions of the park, under certain restrictions,
and to insert in lieu thereof a proviso prohibit
ing tho Secretary of the Interior from leasing
any portion of tho Yellowstone National Park
to any person, company, or corporation, for auy
Tho amendment was adopted.
An amendment was adopted appropriating
$3,000 for the purchase of a site for a coaling
dock and naval storehouse at Port Royal.
On a point of order raised by Mr. Holman,
(Intl.,) the clause appropriating $15,000 to pay
the expenses of circuit judges in going to and
returning from court was struck from the bill.
Mr. MeLane (Md.) offered an amendment
appropriating $10,000 for the oxtension of the
On motion of Mr. House, au amendment was
adopted grantiug a month's estra salary to
employees of the House.
In theHouso, on Satnrday,tho 24th ult., the
hill to prevent the importation of adultcred
teas was passed.
After passing a number of private hills the
House proceeded to consider the sundry civil
appropriation bill, tho pending question being
on the amendment reported from the Commit
tee of the Whole granting $5,000 to the hssal
representatives of Andrew Herron, of Louis
iana, lato a member to the Forty-eighth Con
gress. There was a good deal of opposition
manifested to the proposition to appropriate
money for the benofit of the heirs of a man
who had never served as a Representative, and
the amendment was lost yeas 53. nays l."0.
As there was in the bill a similar allowance to
the family of the late J. T. Cpdegratf. of Ohio,
as a member-elect to the Forty-eighth Congres,
it was struck ont by unanimous consent. The
bill was then passed.
Mr. Hammond (Ga.) called up the report of
the Judiciary Committee in the matter of tho
claim of Thomas J. Majors to a seat as a con
tingent member from Nebraska. Mr. Ham
mond stated that the committee had been im
posed upon by false testimony. The imposition
having- been discovered, tho committee had
lieen authorized to inquire as to what persons
were responsible for the imposition. The con
clusion of the committee was as follows:
" We report, therefore, tlwit Thoniae J. Majors is
respoii-ible for the misinformation which induced
this committee to make the report of April 1, ls,
end that he was aided therein by S. J. Alcxanrf r,
Secretary of State of Nebraska : by K. O. Ham s
and Dr. i Schwenk and George II. Robert. And
we report that the testimony of Davis is false, and
and we ask the adoption of the following resolu
tion: "i.'t sored. That the clerk of this House be, aad ho
is hereby, required to furnish a printed copy or this
rciwjrt. includingtlH evidence, to eHeh of the follow
ing ollicers: The district attorney of the District of
Columbia, the Attorney-General of the United
States, and the Governor of the State of Nebraska,
that the v imy take such action as they limy deem
suitabteto the gravity of the wrongs committed by
the iersons whoo conduct is in this conclusion set
The resolution was adopted without dissent.
Mr. Siiorwin (HI.) called up and the House
proceeded to consider tho bill appropriating
$10,000,000 annually for five years to aid in tho
support of common schools. Mr. Sherwiii sub
mitted an exhaustive argument in support of
In the nouse, on Monday, the 26th ult, Mr.
Ilice, (Mass.,) under instructions from tho
Committee ou Foreign Affairs, called up Senate
joint resolution providing for the termination,
of articles numbered from 13 to 25 and article
30 of the treaty between the United States
and Great Britain, concluded at Washington
May S, 1S71.
The joint resolution was passed without de
bate. .Mr. Henderson called up the Senate hill to
prescribe regulations for the Soldiers' Homo at
Washington, and it was passed after being
amended so as to clothe the governor instead,
of the commissioners with authority to admin
ister the affairs of tho Home, subject to the ap
proval of the Secretary of War. and subject toa
board of visitors, who are required to visit thj
institution as often as once every three months,
and to examiue into and report the condition
of the Home, with such recommendations as
thev mav deem necessary, to tho Secretary ot
The rest ofthe session was consumed in
fruitless debate over the question of adopting
the rule proposed by Mr. Iteed ( Me.) for tho
consideration of the Senate tariff bill.
In the House, on Tuesday, the 27th ult., the
Eccd resolution was taken up and adopted by a
vote of 20 to 22, the Democrats generally re
fraining from voting.
Mr. Hammond Ga. im":iUately rose to a
question of privilege and , fed a resolution
declaring that the actio
stituting for the Kou'
revenue taxation a' r
import duties and ',. v-
Senate in sab-
ation is iu cou-
llict with the true inreiu hnd purpose of the
clause of the Constitution which requires that
all bills for raising revenue shall originate in
the House of Ilepreseptatives; and declining
further that the bill with Senate amendments
shall lie upon the table. It also direete tho
Clerk of tho'House to notify the Senate of the
adoption of the foregoing resolution.
Mr. Kasson (la.) offered as a substitute for
Mr. Hammond's resolution the following:
Uesolied, That this House, insL-tinj; always ou it?
privilege under the Constitution to originate all
bills for raising revenue, and waivinp: no right
thereunder in respect to House bill 553K. with Sen
ate amendments, hereby declares a di-njcreement
witli the Senate amendments to the same and ask:
for a committee of conference thereon, to be com
posed of live members on the part of the House.
Mr. Carlisle (Ky.) raised a point of order
against the substitute, as the bill was not before
the House, and gave notice that if it were ruled
in order ho would offer an amendment to agree
to the Senate amendments.
The Speaker said that the resolution of the
gentleman from Georgia presented a question,
of high constitutioual privilege, and nothing
could he done by way of amendment other than
such as grew out of that constitutional question,
or incidental to it. He, therefore, sustained
the point of order.
Mr. Kasson then argued against Mr. Ham
THE OLD WORLD.
Something' About What i b'oiu? on in Other Lands
Tho new French cabinet is composed as fol
lows : M. Ferry, prime minister of public in
struction; M. Challemel-Lacour, minister of
foreign ailairs; M. Waldeck-Rousseau, minister
of the interior; M. Martin-Feuillee, minister
of justice; M. Charles Brim, minister of ma
rine: M. Meliuc, minister of agriculture; M.
Herisson, minister of commerce; M. Cochory,
minister of posts and telegraphs; M. Rayual,
minister of public works; M. Tirard. minister
of ti uancu; General Thilxmdui. minister of
war. The German Bundersroth has approved
the bill ptohibiting the importation of Ameri
can pork. The production of pig-irou in
Great Britain for the year lvs2 was r?, 103,237
tons, but this fell below consumption, which
amounted to S,(J32,fi35, so that stocks were di
minished from 1,733,263 tons on December .11,
bvl, to l,376,syi tons jm December 31, lbS2.
It is reported that the English sovenimon!:
has a clue to the disposition of the land-league
fund. General MacAdaras telegraphs hum.
Paris to London to deny that he is the "Num
ber Oho"' spoken of in the Dublin inquiry.
The law against American pork "in (Jerinany
will go into effect one month after it is pit' -
lishi d. Receptions were held in London sv "
Berlin in honor of Washington's birthday.
Decrees eu forcing the law depriving the Franca
princes of th'eir mUitarv-po&ts were gazetted on
the 23d ult. The heart of the late Pope Pius
IX has been removed to a permanent insarblo
urn near the tomb of the Stuarts in Rome.
The London newspapers have severely eriti-cis-ed
Mr. Purnell' speech in th House
of Commons on Friday last. A pack
age of dynamite addressed to Earl Spencer has
been discovered in an Irish p--st-otnce. The
French Chamber of Deputies on Saturday-last
approved the plans of the government against
pretenders. Threats have boeu made to Wow
up the palace at Moscow wher the Caar is to
lie crowned. Two anarchists have been in
jured by au explosion of fireworks in Belgium.
The St. Petersburg Golon has been sus
pended for six mouths by tlie authorities.
Mr. Parntdl mado a speech in tho English.
House of Commons attacking the ariiuiitiatnt
tion of the coercion act iu Ireland. Notice was
given that tho immediate release of Mr. Har
rington, (uowin prIson,i who 1ms been ekieted
a member for Westmeath, would be asked for.
Suriivors of Southern Prlens.
The Union Prisoners of War Association of
Connecticut held its annual meeting in Hart
ford on tiie Slat-ult. afc Stedman Hall. 3tuor
B. F. Blakeske, of Hartford, President of the
Ass-jciation, presided, and Henry W. Stevea of
Bridgeport, actotl as recording secretary. T;o
following officers were ele-ted for tho euso'iig
year : President; S. 31. Norton, of Bristol ; Vice
presidents, H. W. Stevens, of Bridgeport, and
F. D. Sloat.of New Haven; Secretary, Hira.n,
Buckingham, of Hartford ; Treasurer, Norman
Hope, of Hartford; Recording Secretary, H. B
Cook, of Bristol.
It was voted to make application to the Na
tional Union for a charter, and the following
were designated as charter members : A. G.
Case, D. 31. Griswold, Patrick Fay, S. M. Nor
ton, T. B. Robinson, C. C. 3Iarjoram, W. IL
Anderson and F. D. Sloat.
Tho following wero chosen as delegatus to
tho National Union: John B. Clapp, James
Burns, T. B. Robiuson, F. D. Sloat and W.
A constitution aud by-laws were adopt -d.
Tho constitution declares the purpose of tho
Association to bo " to bind together iu frioudly
ties all tho suvivors of Southern military pris
ons, by joint action of its members in any di
rection which will secure justice to all surviv
ing comrades; to correct falso statements con
cerning rebel ijrisons, ia order that historical
justice may be done or3elvaa aail fcba "2