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General News Summary.
Senate, Jan. 23. The testimony of
James E. Anderson, taken before the commit
tee of the House, and affecting Senator Mat
thews, waa received from the House and re
ferred to the select committee sppointed Isat
session. Mr. Edmunds introduced a bill, by
request, authorising the President to pre
scribe suitable police regulations for the gov
ernment of various Indian reservations, and
for the punishment of murder, robbery and
other crimes committed thereon. Referred.
Mr. Mitchell submitted a resolution instruct
ing the Committee on Railroads to Inquire
Into the expediency of authorizing railroad
companies operating inter-State railroads
to construct ana operate lines oi teiegrapu
for commercial purposes, snd to connect with
other lines, thst competition in telesrsphte
communication may be encouraged. Agreed
to. Mr. Dawes, from the Committee on Pub
lic Buildings and Grounds, reported adversely
on the memorial of the Missouri Legislature
asking the removal of the National Capital to
a more central portion of the Union, and the
committee was discharged from further con
sideration. Mr. Paddock, from the Commit
tee on Public Lands, reported favorably on
the bill to extend the time of pre-emptors on
public lands. Placed on the calendar. The
Senate resumed consideration of the bill to
Ky Warren Mitchell for cotton belonging to
it taken by the Government. It was dis
cussed at length and the Senate refused to
order its tblrd reading yeas, 17; nays, 9U.
Mr. Edmunds moved to take np his resolution
declartoe the valldltv of the Thirteenth, Four
teenth and Fifteenth amendments to the Con
stitution. Mr. Gordon moved an adjourn
ment, which was rejected. The motion of
Mr. Edmunds wss then agreed toyeas 20;
nave, 10. Mr. Edmunds said he did not desire
to occupy the floor thst evening, and the Sen
ate, ova rising rote yeas, m; nays, u au
Boute. The bill to restrict the emi
gration of Chinese was taken up. Tt provides
that no master of a vessel owned by any clU
sen of the United States shall take on board
at anv forelen port anv number of Chinese
exceeding fifteen with intent to bring them to
the United States, under a penalty of 100 for
each passenger in excess of niteen, such pen
altv to become a lien on the vessel. Mr. Con
ger and Mr. Uarfleld offered amendments, but
objection wss mane, snd tne Dill tnen paased,
yeas, 155; nsys, 75. The House then went In
to a Committee of the Whole on the Poet-of
fice Appropriation bill. Amendments increas-
tnr tne appropriation lor mail transportation
by railroad from A 715. 000 to M.OOlLonO. and
for transportation on steamboats from $750,000
to 800,000, were aareed to, end without final
action the Committee rose and the House ad
Senate, Jan. 29. Tho bill for promo
ting the efficiency of Chaplains in the navy
wsa passed without discussion. The Sen
ate then considered private pension esses,
and nassed bills o-rantlnir Ann M. Panld-
Ing, widow of Elram Paulding, late senior
near au uuu udiicu ouues aTj, ew per
month: Dr. Marv R. Walker 920 ner month.
and $50 a month to Mrs. Eliza B. Ander
son, widow of Gen. Robert Anderson. ' The
Senate resumed consideration of .unfinished
business, beins- Mr. Edmunds' resolution In
regard to the later Constitutional amend
ments. Jar. Morgan, of Alabama, being en
titled to the floor. Mr. Conkllnc- said that It
that Senator did not desire to go on, he would
make a motion that the Senate nrocced to the
consideration of executive business. The mo
tion was agreed to without division. The Vice
President laid before the Senate the bill which
passed the House on the 38th to restrict Chi
nese Immigration. Referred to the Committee
on Foreign Relationa, and the Senate went
into executive session. When the doors were
reopened Mr. Allison was appointed member
of the Judiciary Committee In place of Mr.
Christiancy, and the Senate adjourned.
Bouse. On motion of Mr. Blount the
House went Into Committee of the Whole on
the Poatofflce Appropriation bilL Several
amendments were offered and adopted when
the committee rose and reported the bill to
the House. The amendments adopted In the
committee were accented by the House. With
out final action the House took a recess until
7:o0 o'clock, the special order for the evening
session being the consideration of reports
from the Committee on Commerce.
Senate, Jan. SO. Mr. Hill, of Geor
gia, presented a petition of his State, praying
payment of the balance due on account of ex
penditures In the Revolutionary war. the war
of 18Ui, and various Indian wars. Referred.
The resolution of Mr. Edmunds, declaring the
validity of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and
Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution,
was taken up and Mr. Morgan advocated his
substitute of Jan. 20. Before Mr. Morgan
concluded his remarks the Senate went into
executive session. Mr. Bum side moved
to amend the bill recently reported
by him from the Joint Committee on
Army Keorganlzatlon, by withdrawing certain
portlone to be referred to the Committee on
Military Affairs, leavlcr the balance of the
bill to stand as that reported by the committee.
Agreed to, and It was ordered that tbe bill be
printed as it wss proposed to amend it.
Bouse. The Post-office Appropria
tion bill passed after many of the amounts
were increased. A number of bills were in
troduced and referred.
Senate, Jan. 31. Mr. Voorhees, from
the Committee on Pensions, reported a reso
lution instructing tbe Secretary of thellnte-
rlor to report the additional force necessary
In the pension office and pension branch of the
Surjreon-General'e office to secure applicants
prompt examination of their claims and
speedy and efficient transaction of bnsiness of
Knsioners. Agreed to. The Vice-President
d before the Senate the credential, of
George G. Vest, elected United States Senstor
from Missouri. Placed on file. Mr. Saunders,
from the Joint Committee to inauire Into tbe
expediency of transferrins; the Indian Bureau
from the Interior to the War Department, re
ported that the committee had been unable
to agree, and submitted a report scorn pan led
by a bill to Authorize the President temporari
ly to transfer the custody, control and man
agement of certain Indian tribes from tbe In
terior tc the War Department, and for other
purposes. Laid on the table and Mr. Saunders
gave notice that he would call It up for con
sideration at an early day. Executive session
Bouse. The Senate amendments to
abolish tte United States volunteer navy were
non-concurred In. The House then went Into
Committee of the Whole on the private calen
dar, the pending bill being the one known as
the Fairfax Seminary bill. After tome de
bate, and on motion of Mr. Burchard, the
enactment clause was stricken out, and the
committee rose and reported its action to the
House, which, by a vote of yeas ltl, nays 89,
concurred in thst action. Mr. Boone sub
mitted a report of the commission appointed
for the purpose of examining the practicabil
ity of transferring the Indian Bureau to the
War Department, In favor of transfer. Mr.
Van Vorhes submitted a dissenting report on
the same subject. Tbe reports were ordered
printed and referred to the Committee of the
Senate, Feb. X. Mr. McCreary,
from the Joint Committee to Inquire Into tbe
expediency of transferring the Indian Bureau
from the Interior to the War Department,
submitted a report signed by fonr members
of the committee In favor of transfer, which
waa ordered prtnteX Mr. Hoar, from the
Committee on Privileges and Elections, pre
sented a minority report in favor of the
Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution,
prohibiting the State from disfranchising per
sons on account of sex. Ordered printed.
Consideration of Mr. Edmunds' resolution was
then resumed and Mr. Momn continued his
argument In favor of the substitute presented
by htm. Mr. Bayard took the floor at tbe
conclusion of Mr. Morgan's speech, but gave
way i or a motion ior an executive session.
When the doors were re-onened the Senate
Bouse. Tho bill for the relief of
Maggie Mitchell was taken up. This bill led
to a long discussion, and several members
took occasion to express their views on' South
ern war claims, among them Mr. Chalmers, of
m umMyi, wiu ueiifjuuceu asr. Brags;, OI
Wisconsin, for the remarks be made several
days ago when a matter of like character was
Dei ore tne nouse. rending discussion the
morning hour expired and tbe bill went over till
the next morning hour. The Amy Reorganiza
tion bill was called up but the House refused
to consider It by a vote of yeas, 77; nays, 113,
and went into Committee of the Whole on the
Army Appropriation bill. Mr. Hewitt, hav
ing charge of the bill, explained Its provis
ions. U appropriated 136,747.800 as against
an estimate of $29,04.500, and an appropria
tion last year of 25,778,167. Mr. Banning
spoke In favor of the Army Reorganisation bill,
which he offered as an amendment to the Ap
propriation bill. The latter bill waa then
read by sections but before action wss taken
the committee rose, and the House adjourned.
Senate, Feb. 3. Mr. McCreery in
troduced a bill to transfer the office of Indisn
Affairs from the Interior to the War Depart
ment. Laid on tbe table to be called up here
after. Mr. Harris, frt m tbe Select Committee
on Epidemic Diseases, reported a bill to pre
vent tne introduction oi contagious or infec
tious diseases into the United States, and to
establish a board of public health. The bill to
provide for ascertaining and settling private
land claims In the Territories of New Mexico,
Wyoming, Arizona and Utah, and the States
of Nevada and Colorado was passed. An ex
ecutive session followed, when the nomina
tions of Edwin A. Merritt to be Collector of
Customs and Silas W. Burt to be Naval Officer
for tbe port of New York were considered.
After a lengthy discussion the roll wss called
on the question of confirming the nomination
of General Merritt, and tbe vote resulted
yeas, S3; nays, 24, as follows: Yeas
Bsiley, Bavard, Beck, Burnaide, Cameron
(Wis.), Coke, Conover, Davis (W. Vs.),
Dawes, Dennis, Ferry, Gordon, Grover,
Harris, Hereford, Hill. Hoar. Johnson, Kirk
wood, McCreery, McMillan, Matthews, Mor
gan, Morrill, Otflesby, Randolph. Ransom,
Saulsburv, Saunders, Shields, Whyte. Win
doin. Withers. Nsys Allison, Antbonv,
Blaine, Booth, Bruce, Chaffee, Cockreil,
Conkllng, Davis (III.), Eston, Garland, Ham
lin, Howe, Jones (Nev.), Kellogg, McDonald,
Metcalf, Paddock, Patterson, Rollins, Sargent,
Siiencer. Teller, Voorhees. Senators Butler,
Christiancy. Lamar, Merrimon, Plum, Thur
man and "Wallace, who would have voted
"yea." were paired with Barnum, Edmunds,
McPherson, Ingalls, Sharon, Dorsey and Cam
eron, ( Pa.) who would hsve voted "nay."
Senators Kernan, Jones, J Fie.) Maxer and
Wadlelgh did not vote. The nomination of
Silas VV . Burt to be Naval Officer was tben
disposed of by confirmation without debate,
yeas, 33; nays, 18.
Bouse. The following bills were in
troduced : To appropriate $100,000,000 for the
payment of arrearages of pensions; authoriz
ing tbe Issue of four per cent, bonds to the
amount of $40,000,000, the proceeds of which
shall be devoted to the payment of anearages
of pensions; to establish a National Board
of Agriculture; extending the time
for completion of the Northern Pa
cific Railroad; for the relief of the
State of Ohio for arms furnished the Gov
ernment. A motion to suspend the rules and
pass a bill authorizing the issue of four per
cent, bonds to the amount of $40,000,000, the
proceeds nf the sale to be applied to the pay
ment of arrears of pensions, was defeated,
there being less than two-thirds in the affirm
ative. Memorial services were held In respect
to the late Terence J. Quinn, Representative
from the State of New lork. and the House
Thk total amount of the Legislative.
Executive and Judicial Appropriation bill as
reported from the House committee on the
28th Is $15,155,565, which U $222,573 less thsn
was tbe appropriation last year, ana s-iHl.oou
less than the department estimates.
Thk Secretary of the Treasury, on
the 28th, called for the redemption of another
$20,000,000 of 5-30 bonds.
Tni House Committee on Public Ex
penditures has concluded its investigation in
to the management of the public printer. The
minority embrace within their report statis
tics showing that under the old system of
contracting as compared with the present
system, the latter, in seven years, with double
tbe work performed, waa $831,149 less than
under the contract system.
The Senate Finance Committee have
decided, by a vote of Ave to four, to recom
mend the reduction of the tobacco tax from
twenty-four to twenty cents a pound.
Tax course of the Government in
dealing with Sitting Bull will be to require
him and his people to surrender as prisoners
of war or else go back Into Canada.
Not w ithstaitdiko the Treasury De
partment paid out over $35,000,000 on coin
obligations presented during January, there
has been a steady increase of coin in the
Thk excess of exports over imports
for December, 1878, waa $35428,000; for the
year 1878, $304,543,000.
Senator Christianct, of Michigan.
was nominated aa Minister to Peru by the
President on the 29th.
Thk third installment of the Mexican
Indemnity, $300,000, has been paid at the
Subscriptions to the four per cent.
loan for the month of January, $158,851,150;
calls for the same period, $150,000,000.
Thk British Minister at Washington.
on the 31st ult., informed the Department of
State that pleuro-pneumonla having been
detected in a cargo of cattle on the ship On
tario, from Portland, Her Majesty's Govern
ment are considering whether they can retain
tbe United States under the exemption of
part 4 of the fifth schedule of the act of 1878.
Thk Post-office Department has re
ceived nearly 40,000 bids for carrying mails In
Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
and Minnesota. It will require about a month
to open the bids and award the contracts.
Thk Secretary of the Treasury, on
the 1st, Issued another call for the redemp
tion of $30,000,000 5-30 bonds, consols of 1867.
Thk Treasury Department has paid
out but little gold on interest, nearly all the
persons presenting Interest coupons prefer
Thk total amount of cash in the
Treasury Jsn. 31 wsi $383,450,095; total debt,
$2,385,322,136; debt, less cash In treasury, $3,
035,898,130; decrease during Jsnuary, $3,751.
980; decrease since June 30, 1878, $9,890,711.
Thk Interior Department has made
arrangements with Chief Joseph to transfer
six townships In the Indian Territory to the
Nes Perces In exchange for the lands held by
them In Idaho. In sddltion the Indians are
to receive $350,000 which will be placed in the
Treasury and draw four per cent, interest.
IimcsTfOATiON by the Congressional
Committee of the doings of John L Daven
port, United States Commissioner and Chief
Supervisor at the recent election In New York
City, was begun on the 28th.
One hundred of the American em
ployes of Collins A Co., who are engaged in
building a railroad In Brazil, arrived at New
York City, on board tbe steamship City of
Para, on the 29th. They were found In Para
In a wretched condition, without money and
many of them sick. About 135 yet re-nain,
but they will return as soon as they can get
A Dexter, Me., dispatch of the 30th
ulL says the Barron tragedy has come to a ssd
conclusion. There is authority from the bank
officers for stating thst the detectives who re
cently naa cnarge oi tne matter nave come to
the conclusion that Barron committed sui
cide, and In such a manner as to leave the im-
E cession thst the bank had been robbed. It
i not known whether his accounts were cor
The steamship California which sail
ed from New York for England on the 1st,
took out seventy head of cattle. The agent of
one steamship line stated that thev had re
ceived positive Information from England
mat no nraer lormmiing tne importation of
live cattle from the United States had been
Issued by the British Government, and there
fore the shipment of cattle would be con
tinued as formerly.
Thk veteran poet and essayist, Rich
ard Henry Dana, died at Boston on the 2d,
Gen. George Cadwaixader, who
commanded the Second and Sixth Divisions of
the Army of West Tennessee during the Re
bellion, died at Philadelphia on the 3d. At
tbe close of tbe war be became commandant
of the Loyal League of the United States. He
was seventy-three years old.
IVewt stad Sewthu
In the Arlington suit at Alexandria,
Va.oa the 38th, Judge Hughes gave a deci
sion granting the instructions asked for by
the plaintiff, and refusing instructions on
some points or la prsyea ior oy tne aeienu
ants. The Judge held thst the Supreme
Court hsd in two contested cases settled the
principle that owners of land subjected to di
rect taxation by Congrrsa under the act of
1862 and 16t3 had tbe right to pay the tax at
any time before a tax sale through a friend or
agent, as well ss In person, and that a tender
of payment, or a practice of the Commission
ers refusing payment of tax by a friend or
agent prevented lonelture, ana icvaiiastea
the tax sale made after such tender, or after
the adoption of such practice.
A box was filed in the United States
Court at Memphis, Tenn., ou the 28th, by
John W. Gerret Sons and other holders of
Memphis bonds, to secure the appointment of
a receiver for tbe city in omrormity with a
law nasnrd by tbe Tennessee Legislature In
1877, and to provide for the payment of the
dents oi tne city out oi ner assets. - i ne ob
ject of the bill is to thwart the scheme of the
repeal of the city charter which is threatened
by legislative action.
One of the wheel-mills at the Austin
Powder Works, located about five miles from
Cleveland, Ohio, was blown to pieces on the
28th. William Bartlett, a laborer at the mill,
William C. Merrick, convicted of
wife murder, and John Ackey, foi killing a
companion because he had won his money at
card-, were hung at Indianapolis op tbe 39th.
Merrick wss convicted almost entirely on cir
cumstantial evidence, out there was no doubt
of his guilt. He protested his Innocence to
During the progress of a fire at the
Canfield Planing Mill, Cleveland, Ohio, on tbe
morning of tbe 29th, an engineer and two
firemen were dangerously hurt by a falling
wall. The building and contents were entire
Thk charter of Memphis, Tenn, has
been repealed by the Legislature, and the city
remanded to tbe territory of Tennessee.
A fire at St. Joseph.Mo., on the 29th,
burned the furniture house of Louis Hax, and
the wholesale dry-goods house of J. W. Bailey.
Total loss, $335,000; Insurance about $85,000.
Arrests of persons for violation of
election laws In Louisiana, against whom true
bills hare been found by the United States
Grand Jury, continue to be made by Marshal
A fire at Mason, Tenn., on the 30th
ult,, destroyed thirteen business houses.
It was rumored in New Orleans on
the 30th ult. that J. Madison Wells, Surveyor
of that port, had been Indicted by the United
States Grand Jury for malfeasance in office.
A special to the Cincinnati Commer
cial from Iuka, Miss., gives the particulars of
a tornado which destroyed part of that town
on the 28th ult. The storm came from the
southwest, striking a oortion of tbe town
situated on a hill occupied mostly by colored
people, une colored woman ana live children
were killed outright. Two of the latter were
found a quarter of a mile from borne. Eight
other colored people were wounded, one of
wnom nas since aieo. t our nouses ana one
church were blown down.
J. J. Ingaxls was elected to the
United States Senate by the Kansas Legisla
ture on the 81st ult.
B. F. Jonas was elected to the United
States Senate from Tunisians on tbe 31st ult.
A terrible boiler explosion oc
curred at Becor, 111 , on tbe 30th ult., In a
grist mllL The mill wss destroyed and four
persons killed and two fatally injured. The
Coroner's verdict was negligeuce.
The Louisville, Ky., Alms House was
entirely destroyed by Are on the 31st ult.
Three hundred and forty persons were In the
place at the time, nearly all of whom escaped.
James Ridley, Imbecile, was fatally burned ;
Fred Meyer, iu escaping broke ills neck;
Thomas Dixon was killed by a fall and Henry
Kehler perished in the flames. Several others
were seriously hurt. Nearly all the inmates
were aged invalids, imbeciles and cripples.
Wild Hog, the Cheyenne chief who
is confined, heavily ironed, at Fort Robinson,
attempted to commit suicide on the 3 1st, hav
ing stabbed himself In four places In the re
gion of the heart. The post surgeon pro
nounced the wounds very dangerous if not
fatal. He preferred death to removal to the
A dispatch from Deadwood, on the
1st, says thst a scout who had arrived there
from Fort Keough reports that several of
Sitting Bull's band had arrived at the Fort
but tbe chief himself is still in Canada and
declares he will never again cross tbe line.
The Intention of the bos tiles is a matter of
speculation. It Is certain, however, tbey are
nearly starved and some of theut are anxious
to make almost any terms.
A telegram from Lansing, Mich.,
on the 1st, states that Senator Christiancy
had not yet tendered his resignation to the
Governor and It was still doubtful whether he
would accept the Peruvian mission or not.
Unless he can arrange bis business affairs at
Lansing satisfactorily he will not accept the
The New Orleans Mint, which has
been idle nineteen years, restarted ou the 1st.
The committee appointed to receive
and audit the claims of depositors against
Archbishop Purcell, of Cincinnati, have al
ready received evidences of Indebtedness
amounting to over $1,000,000, exclusive of in
terest, and all of the claims have not yet been
presented. The property in the trustees'
hands is estimated to be worth about $900,000.
Three brothers, Herman, Frederick
and Arthur Heinrich, were drowned in the
Ohio River at Louisville, Ky., on the 1st, by
the overturning of a skiff.
In the United States Circuit Court at
Baltimore, on the 3d, the case of Policeman
Louis Norris wa called to answer an Indict
ment, charging him with having stuffed a
ballot-box at the late Congressional election.
Defendant entered a general demurrer, alleg
ing that under the ststutes of tbe United
States stuffing a ballot-box is not a penal of
fense. The demurrer was sustained and the
Thk Sheriff of Yakinio County, W.
T., attempted to arrest Chief Moses, on the
3d, ou a warrant issued by a Justice of the
Peace, but the Indian Agent of the reserva
tion refused to deliver Moses, stating that he
had orders- from the authorities at Washing
ton and the Prosecuting Attorney of the Ter
ritory to hold him. The charges tgainst Chief
Moses are giving aid to and concealing an
Umatilla Indian known to have committed
murder. - .
A fresh outbreak of the rinderpest
is reported In Prussia.
Stanley is announced for another
Seven thousand miners are idle in
Dunham, England. The distress Is unequaled
since the great strike in 1844.
The opposition to protection in Ger
many is rapidly Increasing in numbers and
Victor Hugo has presented a propo
sition in the French Senate for full amnesty
Lesseps is urging the French Govern
ment to extend tbe telegraph from Algeria
across the desert of Sahara to tbe French de
pendency of Senegal.
There is a serious famine in Upper
The bodies of the dead in the plague
district of Russia will be burned.
President MacMahon resigned on
the 30th ult. In his letter of resignation be
says that being in disagreement with the Min
istry, being hopeless of forming another Cab
inet, and unwilling to assent to measure
which he regsrds contrary to the good of the
army organization, he withdraws from power.
The Chambers immediately elected M- Grevy
General Grant and party arrived
at Alexandria, Egypt, on the 80th ult. :
Gambetta has been elected President
of the Chamber of Deputies.
The German Government, to prevent
the introduction of the plague, has prohibited
the Importation of all articles prohibited by
the Austrian Committee, and also all manu-
lactures oi ieib
The trial of the directors of the City
of Glasgow Bank, on charges of fraud, theft
and embezzlement, resulted in the conviction
of Lewis Potter and Robert Sumner Strooack,
manager of the bank, of the offenses chareed.
Tbe other directors were found guilty of ut-
tcnnjf uih smuioi oi oaiance sneeia.
The Ameer of Afghanistan arrived
on the Russian frontier on tbe 30th ult. His
followers were disarmed. The Russian au
thorities endeavored tODerausde him it would
be useless to go to St. Petersburg, but he in-
s is Leu on conunuing nis journey.
The Canadian Government has
passed an order in the Council prohibiting
tbe Importation of American cattle Into Can
A serious outbreak of pleuro-pneumonla
has occurred among cattle at Hull.
The London Times stated, on the
1st, that 10,000 dock laborers were on a strike
In Liverpool, and 10,000 more were out of
work in consequence of slackness in trade.
Yakoob Khan has written to Major
Cavagnart distinctly declining the British de
mands, and evincing a determination to hold
It was reported at liazarpir. on the
1st, tbat the Ameer had been poisoned.
The Italian Government intends to
send an expedition to Central Africa.
A correspondent at Rome reports
that the basis of au agreement between Bis
marck and the Vatican has been attained.
A St. Petersburg dispatch states
that the Minister of the Interior has been em
powered to burn Wothsnken and other vil
lages where the plague has made its appear
ance. The inhabitants are to be removed else
where within the Quarantine district. The
Czar has approved tbe measures adopted by
tne committee oi Ministers.
President Grevy has chosen Wad-
dington as Premier.
The new members of the French Cab
inet are Senator LeRoyer, Minister of Justice ;
Deputy LePere, Minister of Commerce, 'and
Jules Ferry, Minister of Education. Gen.
Fsrre Is to be Minister of Wsr. Due D'Au
male, commander of the Seventh Army Corps,
Is to be placed on half-pay, and General Gres
ley, present Minister of War, is to succeed
RoumanLa, Austria and Turkey have
qusrantined against Russian ports. Special
precautions against the plague are also being
taken at Marseilles and other southern ports
In France. The. plsguc Is said to be spread
The Potter Committee.
. WasHnoToa. Jan. 28.
Asststant-Poetmaster-General Brady said he
suspected the contents of tbe package given
him for safe keeping by Mr. Bullock; had
coDies made, and srave a nortlon of the orur-
lnala to William E. Chandler, and another
part anonymously to Whltelsw Reid. The re
mainder were given to Chandler andHlscock;
telegrams of both parties were In the bundle,
and both sides of the question were revised
by them. Chandler was given the Florida dis
patches. William K. Chandler testified that he
lef4he major part of the telegramf given him
by General Brady in the private office of General
Butler; another package be took to tbe Wash
ington otnee oi tne ssew 1 or j rumne. Mr.
Chandler stated with reference to the dis
patches he recently sent to the New York
TntmH that he took no copies, and tbat his
impression wss that they related to Oregon,
Florida, Louisiana, and perhaps South Caro
lina elections. He first furnished them twelve
or fifteen Florida copies, which were returned
to him, and he afterward forwarded to them
all the remaining Florida copies. Subsequent
ly tne irwiou receivea oy wsy oi Mr.
Hlscock all the remaining copies of telegrams.
Wasbtkoton, Jan. 29.
W. McLennan, Assistant Chief of the War
rant Division of the Treasury Department,
stated in consequence of a letter from Secre
tary 8herman be attended in tbe Morton com
mittee-room, examined tbe Oregon cipher dis
patches, and succeeded in deciphering them
by tbe "Dictionary Kev." Tbe committee
wss not in session at tne time oe made tne ex
amination, but other experts were at work on
the dispatches. General Brady resumed the
stand and gave to tbe Chairman the telegrams
referred to in his testimony on the 8tb. Tbe
first one wss from Brady to John Wing, Wash
ington, stating tbst Florida would go lor
Hayes. The second from James N. Tvner at
Washington and directed to General Brady,
Tallahasse, read : " Reliable information here
says tbe Democrats claim two of the Florida
Returning Board. . Do you believe It i" Brady
replied to this by sending a dispatch to Wing,
as follows : " We have no intimation of
treachery except on tbe part of one of our own
number. If we come to grief it is through
him, the New Yorker. We are advised tbat
he recommends contrary to our interests. His
many and mysterious interviews arouse sus
picion." General Brady stated to the com
mittee that by " the New Yorker" was meant
General Barlow. Several other telegrams were
read but were without significance. Cross-
examination showed tbat "John Wing" was
a uctitious name ior iuage lyner. i irft As
sistant Postmaster-General Tvner was then
sworn. Regarding tbe testimony of Green of
the Western Union Telegraph to the effect
that telegrams passed between himself and
John W. Foster concerning the sale of certain
offices, and between himself and Z. Chandler
regarding the appointment of Indian agents,
had no warrant whatever in their contents.
Tbe idea of Carey that the telegrams in ques
tion related to a dirty piece ot political engi
neering was entirely erroneous. He would
verify this statement by producing all tele
grams tent by him bearing upon the subject
under investigation. The dispatches were
afterward produced, and aa explained related
only to furnishing money to tbe Indiana Re
publican Central Committee for campaign
purposes and for the purchase of the Indian
apolis Sentinel, a Democratic paper, which was
said to be in financial distress.
WasKraoTOM. Jan. 89.
Wbitelaw Reid. of the New York Tribune,
was before tbe committee and testified as to
how the "cipher dispatches" came into his
possession. They were sent to him by Will
lam E. Chandler. Mr. Reid's testimony wss
unimportant and nothing new was developed.
WassraoToit, Jan. 31.
The committee adopted a resolution that a
sub-committee of five be appointed to go to
New York to take any testimony it might be
more convenient to hear there. McMahon,
Stenger, Springer, Cox and Hlscock were ap
pointed as such committee. Among the wit
nesses to be called before the sub-committee
areTilden, Marble, Pelton and Weed. Tbe
resolution in favor of bringing back Anderson
to the stand was definitely' tabled.
Richness Both Ways. -
He had been sitting still so long that
the mother expected to find him asleep
when she looked around and asked:
" Well, Han-v, what are you think
ing of P"
Ma, are we very rich?" he solemn
ly inquired, by way of reply.
"In one way we are," she said;
"your father says he values me' at
three million dollars, you at two mill
ions, and baby at one."
That closed the conversation on that
subject, but next morning, as Harry
was getting on his overcoat, he exam
ined the new patch which had been
added, and coolly observed:
" Well. I think father had better sell
off about half of you or the whole of
the baby, and get the rest of us some
decent duds to put on." Free Press.
An old lady recently directed the
attention of her husband to a pair of
twins, remarking as she did so, " How
much these two children do look alike,
especially the one this way."
Senate, Jan. 2S. Bills Introduced: Making
It unlawful for a member of the Board of Po
lice Commissioners to accept nomination for
any other elective office; to define and sup
press tramps. Tbe bill provides a term of
from one to five years in the penitentiary for
anv tramp who shall enter a dwelling house,
or shall enter the yard or enclosure about a
dwelling house; shall kindle a fire on the
highway or on the land of another without
the consent of the owner or occupant thereof,
or shall be found carrying firearms or other
dangeroua weapons, or shall do or threaten
any injury to person or property. The bill to
cbsnge tbe control of turnpike roads from
trustees to County Commissioners was read
the third time and passed.
Souse. A large number of petitions were
presented and referred. Mr. Alexander called
up the special order for the hour, his bill to
allow the Sinking Fund Commissioners to in
vest surplus funds in United States bonds,
which was lost the other day, the vote recon
sidered, and the bill laid on the table. An
amendment was offered, but lost, and the bill
passed by a vote of 58 to 40. The following
bills were introduced and read the first time :
Providing that in any county containing a city
of first or second class wherein at the pres
ent time a newspaper In the German lan
guage is printed all public notices of sales of
real estate by virtue of execution, order or
decree of any court of record, shall, in addi
tion to the publication heretofore required,
whenever tbe value of i uch appraised pro
perty exceeds $500, be published in
one of such German papers of gen
eral circulation ; providing for the manner in
which County -Commissioners shall locate
ditches in certain counties, and that if tbey
see fit may extend a ditch beyoud the limits
asked for in the petition for such ditch ; to
regulate the compensation and fees of attor-nejs-at-law;
to allow the lessees of section 16
of the school lands an extension of the time
of their payments of said section, which they
are somewhst behind with ; providing lor the
appointment of the assistant assessors in
counties of the first-class by the County Au
ditor; allowing teachers who have been dis
missed on insufficient cause to bring suit
against the trustees thereof ; to regulate the
practice of medicine ; providing for the exam
ination of the money and accounts of town
ship, village and school district treasurers.
The bill to make the Bible a text book in the
common schools was, after much discussion,
lost by a vote of 31 to 64. The bill in regard
to tbe platting of county property for taxa
tion purposes was passed after considerable
Senate, Jan. 29. A number of bills were
read the second time and appropriately re
ferred. House bill for the punishment of per
sons throwing or shooting at railroad trains
wss taken up, and after Ming amended to
make the penalty, in addition to the line, three
years in the penitentiary and to six months in
the county jail, was passed. Bills passed:
Authorizing the Incorporation of associations
for the reclamation of both men and women
from lives of intemperance and Immorality;
increasing the levy for poor purposes in cer
tain townships; repealing certain sections of
the law to reorganize .the Soldiers' and Sail
ors' Orphans' Home ; providing for the taxa
tion of money loaned where a deed is taken
as security in place of a mortgage; to
regulate the contracts of insurance on struct
ures, providing that tbe company insuring
shall give a description of the building and
state tbe Insurable value of the same. Bills
Introduced : Fixing the legal rate of interest
at six per cent; for the relief of Capt. John
Porter, who burned his barge Mingo at tbe
time of the yellow fever epidemic at Gallip
olis. The bill to Increase the salaries of the
SuDreme Judges from $3,000 to $4,000 w
read tbe third time, put on its passage and
lost oy a vote oi ia to a.
House. The usual number of petitions
were d resented and referred. Tbe bills to re
peal the law for tbe protection of wool grow
ers, tne connscation oi aogs ana to re
duce homestead and personal property
exemptions were indefinitely postponed. Bills
introduced: Providinor for the establishment
of a State Board of Health and Charities, to
consist of Ave persons to be appointed by the
Governor; miking partial appropriations
of deficiencies out of the Asylum Fund; to
nrevent Sabbath breaking : nrovidlng that all
fees received by the State Insurance Depart
ment shall be paid into the State Treasury; to
puuisn emrjezziement oy pucuc omcers;
amendinsr the incorporation laws so as to al
low tbe formation of corporations for the en
couragement of soldiers' and sailors' re
unions ; to regulate the sale of drugs, providing
for certain Deculiar labels to be used on bot
tles of drugs so as to prevent mistakes; re
pealing certain sections In the act to reorgan-
pie tne ooiaiera' ana Bailors' isrpnans- noma.
Senate, Jan. 30. A bill was Introduced to
allow persons having claims sgainst a toll road
company to levy on and sell tbe right to col
lect tolls on the road in liquidation of the
claims. After the transaction of some minor
business tbe Senate adjourned.
Bouse. Bills Introduced: To provide for
the lew of a State tax: authorizing the ad
ministrators of the estates of persons killed
by railroad to compromise suits with the com
pany as to the damages for the death of the
testator; making the limit for working out
road tax uct. ia.
Senate, Jan. 81. No business transacted.
Adjourned until Feb. 4, at 3 o'clock. .
Souse. The following bills were introduced :
Providing a penalty of from $5 to $20 fine and
from five to thirty days' imprisonment for
whoever shall trespass u pon another man's land
to hunt or kill game ; making appropriation
for deficiencies payable out of the general re
serve fund ; to regulate the sale of intoxicat
ing liquors. Bills passed : To allow the suing
of business firms as firms, and not Individual
members; to compel hotels and boarding
houses to provide fire-escapes for the use of
guests ; to allow tbe United States survey to
enter property and locate landmarks without
House. Feb. 1. A joint resolution wss
offered amending section 4 of the Consti
tution so that township officers shall be
elected for three years instead of one as now.
Ordered printed. Bills Introduced : Author
izing the transfer of certain county funds ; to
permit savings banks to reduce their capital
Bouse, Feb. 3. A number of bills were read
the second time and referred. Several bills of
a local nature were introduced and the House
The New York Custom House.
WasurKOTON, Jan. SL
The folio win ir is the President's mes
sage sent to the Senate to-day relative
to the nominations of collector Artnur
and Naval Officer Cornell:
To the Senate:
I transmit herewith a letter of the
Secretary of the Treasury in regard to
the suspension of the late Collector and
Naval Officer at the port of New York,
with the accompanying documents. In
addition thereto I respectfully submit
the following observations: The custom
house in New York collects more than
two-thirds of all the customs revenues
of the Government. Its adminis
tration is a matter not of lo
cal interest merely, but is of
great importance to the people of the
whole country. For a long period of
time it has been used to manage and
control political affairs. The officers
suspended bv me are. and for several
years have been, employed in active
personal management oi toe party poi
itics of the city and State of New York.
The duties of the offices held by them
have been regarded as of subordinate
importance to their partisan work.
Their offices have been conducted as a
part of the political machinery under
their control. They have made the
Custom . House the center of parti
san - political management. The
Custom House should be a busi
ness office. It should be con
ducted on business principles. Colonel
James, Postmaster of New York City,
writing on this subject, says: "The
Post-office is a business institution, and
should be run as such. It is my delib
erate judgment that I and my subordi
nates can ao more ior tne party or our
choice by giving the people of this city
a good and efficient postal service than
bv controlling the primaries or dictat
ing nominations." The New York Cus
tom House should be placed on the same
footing with the New York Post-office.
But under the suspended officers the
custom-house would be one of the prin
cipal political agencies in the State of
New. York. To change this, they pro
fess to believe, would be, in the lan
guage of Cornell in his response, " to
surrender their personal and political
rights." Convinced that the people of
New York and the country generally
wish the New York Custom House to be
administered solely with the view to the
puDiic interest, it is my purpose to do
all in my power to introduce into this
great office reforms which the country
desires. With my information of the
facts in the case, and with a deep sense
oi we responsible obligations imposed
upon me by the Constitution to " take
care that the laws be faithfully execu
ted," I regarded it as my plain duty to
suspena xne omcers in question, and to
make the nominations now before the
Senate in order that the important of-
nce may oe nonestly and efficiently ad
ministered. Signed. R. B. Hayes.
Exkcutivb Mahbioh. Jan. 31. 187b. -
THE TELLER COMMITTEE.
Chahijcstok, 8. C. Jan. 28.
William Riley (colored Republican), of Barn
well County, testified that the night before the
election he was taken from his house by a
Dana oi wnite ana coiorea men. ilea to a tree
and severely beaten because he was a Repub
lican. Fred Nox (colored Republican), of the
same county, testified tbat he was assaulted by
Democrats st the meeting of Blackvllle, Oct.
11, who Insisted on a division of the time, and
that a colored Democrat fired at Congressman
Smalls, who was also prevented from leaving
the place that night. Thomas K. Moses (col
ored Democrat) testified that the majority of
the colored people In the thickest colored sec
tions oi tne county were Democrats. J. is.
Steedman (white Democrat) testified tbat
there was no disturbance at the Blackvllle
meeting; that Smalls consented to a division
or time and that on election day everybody
voted freely. L. J. Izelar, Mayor of Black
vllle, confirmed this testimony. J. Bellinger
(colored Democrat) testified that William Ri
ley was a notoriously bad character, whom he
would not believe on oath. At tbe noil where
witness was rn election day in Hampton Coun
ty, most of tbe colored people voted the Dem
ocratic ticket. Orangeburg County was next
taken up and Lundy Keitt (colored Republic
an), Lteputy Marsnai, testinea that at Orange
burg the Republicans were delsyed in voting;
that he saw a Democrat stuff Democratic tick
ets into the ballot-box, and that he was
arrested for Insisting on going into the polling-room
to witness the count; was assaulted
after the election and is afraid to go back home ;
hundreds of colored men have been turned
off by their employers because tbey did not
vote the Democratic ticket. E. A. Webster
(white Republican) testified that two Repub
lican meetings were oroaen up dv democrats.
Two colored Supervisors testified to the ex
cess of tickets In the boxes and to the solidity
of the colored vete. B. Byus (colored) testi
fied to threats of colored Republicans sgainst
colored Democrats; one colored Democrat waa
severely beaten for distributing red shirts.
W. L. Doggett (white Democrat) testified
that he had printed different kinds of Demo
cratic tickets for the election, including some
thousand tissue tickets.
CHABXssiowir, 8. C Jan. 29.
The Teller Committee adjourned to meet at
Washington Feb. & The testimony was in
many respects similar to tbat previously
given. Two Republicans testified that George
town Connty was given to the Democrats by
throwing out Republican votes on account of
alleged Informalities. R. Smith (colored Dem
ocrat) was positive over three thousand col
ored men in Charleston voted tne Democratic
ticket at tbe late election.
Dying With His Boots On.
A few days ago a drummer from the
East was taking a nip in a saloon near
the Central Depot, and he put the pro
prietor up to a new dodge. It was to
place on the hot stove what seemed to
be an ounce ball and cartridge, but the
cartridge or shell was of course empty.
Very few loungers would care to re
main in the room and wait for the ex
pected explosion, and once out doors
they would give room to cash custo
The saloonist procured three or four of
the " bombshells" and the trick was a
success from the start. When he had
roped fn three or four friends to aid him
they could clear the room of loafers in
one minute by the watch, and the fat
on their ribs grew in thickness.
Yesterday morning an ungainly-looking
chap, who seemed to have been
frost bitten by contract, and whose old
overcoat was too ragged to even tangle
the cold, dropped into the place in a
quiet way and at once tried to surround
the coal-stove. The saloonist asked
him if he didn't want a hot drink, and
O, I guess not I'll thaw out by the
fire after an hour or two."
Pretty soon a hint was given him that
he could buy a ten-cent cigar for five
cents, and that reminded him that he
had a clay pipe and some tobacco in
his pocket. The saloonist thereupon
determined to scare him out, and while
fixing the fire he placed one of the de
ceivers on the stove and leaped away
with the exclamation that some fiend
had conspired to assassinate him. The
stranger rose up, realized the peril, and
called out: "How long 'fore the
darned thing will shoot off P" "You
haven't a minute to live if you don't
get out doors!" was the wild answer as
the saloonist made a dive for a rear
" Pete Adams," began the stranger,
as he shook off his old overcoat, "you
hainH got a tarnal thing to live for, and
you might as well go under now, when
coffins are cheap. - Brace up, old boy,
and die with your boots on whoop I"
Picking up a stool he knocked the hot
water can off the stove at the first blow.
an,d he was whaling away at the beer
tables when the saloonist rushed in and
"Fly! Fly, or you're a dead man!"
"Welcome! King of terrors!"
whooped Peter as he tossed a table
clear over the bar-keeper's head.
Three or four men came in to help
secure him, but before they had suc
ceeded in jamming him down behind
the coal-box they had bumps and
bruises enough to last them for a
' I'm the clothes-pin that never flies
from nothing nor nobody!" remarked
Peter as they finally let him up and
sought to get $20 damages.
He hadn't a red cent, and when he
had jumped through a back window
and cantered down the alley his faded
and ragged overcoat alone remained to
tell that he had been there. Free Press.
Dollars and Sense.
" It's berry singlar." remarked Uncle
Joe Johnson, as he laid down the morn
ing paper and reflectively surveyed the
toes of his list slippers as they reposed
on the guard-bar of the cylinder stove,
"it's berry singlar dat ef a man lives
to be ober fifty, an' cumilates stamps,
and dies gen' ally admired an' 'spec ted,
dat one-half ob nis survivin' friends is
a' most 8artin to prove in de courts dat
he was of unsoun' ruin', and dat he
wasn't fit in his later years to plan a
v'y'ge for a mud scow. But you'll fin'
de papers full ob stories ob ole fellers
dat die 'bout a hundred y'ars ole in de
Poorhouso, an' dev is al'ays senserbul
to de las!" and Uncle Joe shook his
head solemnly, as if there were some
things in this world which modern
science has not investigated. Boston
Journal of Commerce. -
Delilah subdued a man by cutting
his hair. Most women do it by pulling
the man's hair out by the root. CA
The Lost Tribes of Israel. ;
The religious services in the Chris
tian Israelite Sanctuary at 108 First
street are intermittent, depending upon
the presence in the city of a preacher.
Sometimes they are not oftener - than
once a month, - and then sometimes
there is preaching for several consecu
tive Sunday evenings. But the zeal of
the members of this little known relig
ious sect seems unabated by this irreg
ularity of meeting. They call them
selves Christian Israelites, and yet they
admit that there is not, and never has
been, a Jew among them. They go
further, and insist that there is not a
Jew now on earth, according to Bible
teaching; that is, there is no Israelite
without guile. The society that meets
in the little chapel in First street is one
of the two of this denomination in the
United States. The other is in Boston. .
Their creed seems to be the acceptation
of the Bible, from the first word of
Genesis to the last of Revelations, and,
except such parts of it that are, -without
doubt, allegorical, they believe it
should be taken as literal. The older
members of the society are as familiar
as the most learned theologian with
every chapter . and verse in the Bible,
and they teach it day by day to their
children, so that they grow up with the
Scriptures indelibly fixed in their minds.
The teacher of last evening, Catherine
Schertz, illustrated, as is always her
custom, every thought with a passage
from the Bible, giving book, chapter
and verse; and this remarkable famil
iarity is shown by others, who speak
impromptu at times. Their remarks
are frequently as mosaic of passages
from the Bible, illustrating a single
thought. They believe that they, and
others who are prepared like them, are
the members of the lost tribes of Israel.
They are the nucleus of the one hun
dred and forty and four thousand of all
the tribes of Israel who are sealed, and
who will witness the second coming of
Christ. The seventh chapter of the
Book of Revelations is the corner-stone
of their religious faith. They believe
that, being sealed and prepared, they
will see the Savior when he comes in
" the twinkling of an eye," but that
only they will see it. The worldly and
wicked will not see this comine, and
will know nothing of it,
The series of sermons that Catherine
Schertz has been preaching have all
been based upon the central thought of
the ingathering of Israel, for the re
demption of spirit, soul and body, to .
enter into life eternal, and she loves to
dwell upon the seventh chapter of Rev
elations. Mrs. Schertz is a woman well on in
years. Her face is pallid, but her eyes
are bright1 and full of expression. She
speaks without note and with a strong
German accent, but her English is pure
and grammatical. The pulpit is a desk
raised upon a partition that extends
from one side of the chapel to the other.
It conceals all of the speaker below the
gray cape that just covers the shoul
ders. She wears a drab Quaker bonnet
that conceals all of the head except the -face.
The chapel is the second story
of a First street tenement. Narrow
stairs lead to it from the street, and a
feen baize door keeps out tbe drafts,
dozen pews on the left-hand side are
occupied by the females, the children
sitting on the first rows, the young
women along in the middle,' and the
matrons behind. Only the children
dress gayly. The matrons wear the
plainest of Quaker garb. Across the
narrow aisle sit the men, in primitive
Methodist style, and the young; men
and boys sit in the front seats. There
are few old men, and the whole con
gregation numbers less than a hundred.
An organ, all of which is concealed,
excepting the pipes, behind the par
tition that also serves for a pulpit,
leads the congregation in the singing.
There are no voluntaries, no afterludes.
The hymns are of the most fervently
pious kind, and the tunes the familiar
songs of the early Methodist Church. '
Words and music seem familiar to all,
and the holding open of the hymn-book
is only a formality. Singing, with
reading of the Scriptures and a ser
mon, make up the religious service.
Last evening Mr. Schertz repeated
promise after promise to the congrega
tion for the elect, and urge,d them to be
valiant, never yielding, - and always
ready for tbe coming of the Savior. .
The chapel was fuller than is custom
ary, but for a large church and congre
gation these Christian Israelites do not
long. Their faith seems to be an
abiding one. and to make them very
happy. ' The sect was founded by an
Englishman in 1822, who always insist
ed that his spiritual vision was enlarged
by a special providence, and that he
was thereby permitted to teach the doc- ,
trines as the Divine will, which are ex
pounded in several sanctuaries in En
gland, but in only two in this country.
N. T. Sun.
The question is often asked us: Do
the inventions of women ever amount .
to anvthing? From our loner expe
rience with inventors of both sexes, we
conclude that a larger proportion of
inventions patented by women prove
useful and profitable than those of the
sterner sex. We see by the New York
Sun that the Metropolitan Elevated
Railway Company has -selected a de
vice, from the many that have been
under consideration, for lessening the
noise of the trains and that it is an in
vention of a Mrs. Walton, of this city.
The plan consists of boxing the rails in
a mixture oi sana, tar ana collou, sdu
has been under test for two months on
several blocks of the road in Sixth
avenue. Tbe rinerinsr of the wheels on
the rails, which makes a large part of
the objectionable sound, is considered
deadened. She gets, according to the
Sun. S10.000 for the use of the inven
tion on the Metropolitan line, and the
company is to control its adoption on
other roads paying her a royalty.
Scientific American. P .-
Cheese, active. . ; ,-
Spirits, medium. , .
Lime, somewhat slack.
Lumber, in piles, high.
Hogs, fat ones, sluggish.
Coal, in great demand.
Money, easy (to spend )
: Live poultry, very quiet.
. Coal oil, in light demand.
Texas steers, running wild.
Bonds, (of matrimony) weak.
Whisky, of an unsteady nature.
Green hams, (mildewed ones) low.
Lard, (owing to the weather) firm.
Horses, (old ones) quiet and steady.
Tar and feathers, stick at former prices
Oilboa (N. T.) Monitor.
It is now admitted that the crow
destroys more grasshoppers than any
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