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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1879.
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General News Sumniary.
Senate, Feb. 18. A resolution to pay
Joseph 8eger 5,000 in full compensation for
his expenses In prosecuting his claim to a seat
as Senator from Virginia in 1863, was agreed
to. Mr. Morrill moved to reconsider the vote
by which the House bill psssed to authorize
the Issue of certiScstes of deposit in aid of re
fundine: the public debt, agreed to. Mr. Mor
rill then submitted sn amendment providing
that the money received from them shall be
sppUed to the payment of bonds bearing in
terest at ue rate of not l
than Ave per centum per annum Instead
of to 5-30 bonds only, which bear six percent..
aa at first authorised. The amendment was
agreed to snd the bill passed. House bill to
K ornate the knowledge of steam engineer
g snd Iron ship building among students of
scientific schools psssed without discussion.
After the morning business consideration
waa resumed of the bill to amend the internal
revenue law. Mr. Matthewa' amendment to
tax teas ten cents per pound snd coffee two
snd a half cents per pound waa rejected.
Other amendmenta made In the Committee of
the Whole were agreed to, and the bill waa
then read the third time and psssed yeas, 45;
nays, 81. On motion of Mr. Dorsey the
Pnst-offlce Appropriation bill wss taken up
that It miarht come no ss unfinished bnaineaa
ue next asy. Memorial services were then
held In honor of Messrs. Schleicher and
House. Motions to consider reports
from the Committee on Ways and Means, or to
proceed with the Legislative Appropriation
bill, were rejected and the House went Into a
Committee of the Whole for consideration of
the Census bill. The bill wss read by sec
tions for amendments. Several amend-
were offered, but one of which
agreed to. when the committee rose
without further action. After recess the
Uousa went Into Committee of the Whola on
the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Ad-
propnattoo nut. A number or amendments
were submitted snd sgreed to when the com
mutes rose ana tne uouse sojourned. .
Senate, Feb. 19. The Committee on
Naval Affairs intimated that instead of re
pairing the League Island Navy Yard, the
ought to be abolished. Mr. Dswes re
ported Isvorablv on the Senate bill author!
ing the sale of nubile orODertv In Cincinnati.
The House bill to fix the dsv of letter carriers.
snd the Senate bill to Incorporate the United
States Railway Mail Service Mutual Benefit
Assooauon passed, ixmsioerauon wss
then resumed of the Post-office Appro
priation bill, and the apppropriation for
mail transportation over railroads wss In-
o SU.4UO.WU. -The smount for noatal
clerks was also increased to $3,770,000. When
ue Brazilian Mail steamship subeidv amend
ment on the Postoffice Appropriation bill wss
reached, Mr. Beck made the point of order
that it waa not germain to the bill; that It
was new legislation upon an appropriation
bilL The Senate, bv a vote of Teas 89. nsvs
ss, aeaaea ue amendment waa in oraer. A
long debate then ensued but no decision wss
arrived at, and after a short executive session
tne senate adjourned.
' .House. The Legislative Appropria
tion bill wss considered In Committee of the
Whole. A large number of amendmenta of
minor Importance were offered and rejected.
The repeal of the test oath and the law rela
tive to government supervision of elections
raised quite a stormy debate which wss par
ticipated in by the best speakers of both
sides. As usual, when these sectional matters
are brought up, the rebellion was fought
over, and the bloody shirt waved aloft.
The debate lasted until the hour for adjourn
ment. Senate, Feb. 20. The Army Appro
priation bin with amendments was reported
back and placed on the calendar. It la di
vested of an army reorganisation sections in
serted by both houses. The following bills
on the calendar were psssed: House
bUl . to glTe Circuit Courts sunervlslna-
turtsdlctioo in certain criminal cases. House
dU to amend section 834, Revised Statutes,
relative to the feea of district attorneys.
Mr. Mitchell, from the Committee on Rail
roads, reported back the Senate resolution
directing the committee to lnauire into the
expediency of allowing the use of railroad tel-
egrapn unea ior commercial purposes together
with a written - report on the subject.
and an amendment to the Baadaw SJivtt Mil
providing for a eosamtsslon to sit during
recess to Investigate the relations between
tne western union ana other teJerrsph com
panies; also the relations between the West
ern Union Telegraph Company and press.
Ordered that the report be printed, and the
amendment was referred to the Committee on
Appropriations. In submitting the report
Mr. Mitchell said it was signed by every mem
ber of the committee except one, and that
member was not able to attend soma meet
House. The Florida contested elec
tion ease of Ftnley ss. Blsbee was discussed at
length, and by a strict party vote the seat
waa given to Ftnley, who appeared at the bar
of the House and was sworn In, taking the
modified oath. Notice waa given that the
Bouta Carolina contested election esses
would ' be called up next Monday. The
House then took a recess, the evening ses
atoa to be for memorial services In honor of
the deceased members, Welsh, of Nebraska,
and William a, of Michigan. In the evening
session resolutions were offered and adopted
expressive of the respect In which the mem
ory of the deceased members is held, and eulo
gies upon the life snd public character of each
were delivered, after which the House ad
journed. Senate, Feb. 21. Mr. Yoorhees in.
trodueed a bin authorizing and requiring the
Secretary of the Treasury to reissue the
United States legal-tender notes now held for
redemption of the fractional currency, and
the part of such notes heretofore retired from
Circulation under the act of January 14th to
the aggregate amount of 838,863,900 to expend
tn the pay meat of such claims for arrears of
pensions ss may be allowed under the act of
Jan. 85, 1879. Referred. Mr. Saunders, from
the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported,
without amendment, the Senate bill to
authorise the President, temporarily, to
traasfer the custody, control and man
agement of certain Indian tribes from the
interior to tne war Department, r laced on
the calendar. Bills on the calendar passed aa
follows: Senate bin for the relief of home
stead settlers on public lands; to pay Samuel
B. McLln. late Associate Justice of the Terri
tory of New Mexico, in enmpenssUoa for the
period during which he performed the duties
of the office. Mr. Ingalla, from the Commit
tee on Penalona, reported an amendment to
the bin nasring an appropriation to pay the
arrears of pensions, the provisions of which
are similar to those of the bill Introduced In
the House. Mr. McPherson called up the
Senate bul to amend certain provisions of
the revised statutes relating to the
transportation . of animals; the - bul
wss amended so aa to provide that
animals shall not be kept In cars more than
lorty-Bve hours instead oi sixty, ana mat ue
Heeretsry of the Treasury be suthortxed to
appoint aa agent at each of the following
places, . Portland, Me., Boston. New York,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk. New Or
leans and Galveston, and the bill then passed.
The Senate then proceeded with the coosider
atioa of the Army Appropriation bill, and a
nnmber of amendmenta proposed by the Com
mittee on Appropriatlona were agreed to; the
sections referring to the reorganization
of the army having been reached, Mr.
Blaine said the Committee on Appro
priatlona had reported In favor of atrik
Ing out these sections on the ground that
there wss not time in the few remaining days
of the aeasioa to go Into this complicated
Suestion of army reorganization. Pending
lseossion Mr. Ferry called up the House reso
lution In memory of the late Gen. Alpheus 8.
Williams, member of the House from Michi
gan. Appropriate remarks upon the life and
character of lbs deceased were made and the
Senate then adjourned.
27ows. -An effort was made by Mr.
Cox to nave the House consider hla census
bin, Mr. Hale the Appropriation bin, and Mr.
Bright the private calendar, but Mr. Wood
antagonised - all these propositions with
a motion to proceed to the considera
tion - of the business on the Speaker'!
table. The House finally went Into Commit
tee of the Whole on the private calendar. The
pending bill was for the relief of John L.
Armstrong of Virginia, on account of wharf
property occupied by the United States army
during the war. After some discussion a
motion waa made to strike out the enacting
clause of the bill, and It waa agreed to with
out division. Several other bills of like char
acter, shared the ssme fate. The committee
then arose and the House adjourned.
Senate, Feb. 22. The Vice-President
submitted a eosamunieatloa from the Post
master-General stating that tn addition to the
estimates of 83,000,000 for Ue pay of carriers
for the next fiscal year. 1353.000 will be
quired under the new bill. Zachariah Chand
ler, Senator elect from Michigan, presented
his credentials snd took the oath of office.
Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on Finance,
reported with amendments the Senate bill for
the Interchange of subsidiary silver coin snd
United States notes. Placed on the calendar.
Mr. Cockrell submitted an amendment to the
River and Harbor Appropriation bill, provid
ing for a board of engineers to devise a
method of deepening the channel of the
Missouri River and Improving its naviga
tion. Referred. The bill to promote the
education of the blind wss postponed snd
the Army Appropriation bill waa taken up.
A motion to strike out all sections relating to
army reorganization upon the ground that
there waa not time to consider them, waa
agreed to. The amendment proposed by the
Committee on Appropriatlona to strike out of
the House bill the provisions forbidding the
use of troops at elections, snd making It a
penal offense to do so, wss sgreed to without
discussion. Other amendmenta proposed by
the Committee on Appropriations were agreed
to, then followed a long discussion over sn
amendment offered by Mr. Howe; that gentle
man explaining bis amendment declared that
Title 65, Revised Statutes, gsve the Gov
ernment the right to purchase any of
tbe telegraph linea at appraised value. He
proposed to transfer to railroad companies the
ssme power to do telegraph business ss tele
graph companies had, but the Government
should have the same right to obtain their
lines at appraised value. After a brief execu
tive sesstoa the Senate adioumed.
Bouse The Senate bill was passed
authorizing the sale of public property In
Cincinnati. By a non-party vote yeas 187,
nays 04 was laid upon tbe table tbe
bill reported from the Committee on War
Claims reimbursing Msgglu, Barron and
others of Tennessee for supples ta
ken by tbe Union army during tbe
war. The bill for the repeoi of the Resump
tion act as amended by the Senate providing
that, after the passsge of this set, the United
States notes shall be receivable the same as
coin, In payment of four per cent, bonds,
which, alter Oct. 1, 1878, shall be receivable
for duties on imports, wss taken no. Mr.
Ewlng, scting under suthority of the Commit
tee on Banking and Currency, submitted
amendments, first striking out" Oct. 1, 1878,"
so ss to maze ue united states notes imroe-
d lately receivable for payment of customs
duties, and providing that money hereafter
received from any sale of United States bonds
shall be sppUed only to the redemption of
other bonds bearing the highest rate of Inter
est snd subject to call, etc A length v discus
sion followed when.on motion of Mr. Garfield,
tbe biU and amendments were laid on the table
yeas, 141 ; nays, 110. The Senate amendments
to ue Dili restricting ue immigration oi
Chinese were concurred In without division.
Tbe Senate amendments reducing the tax on
tobacco were then taken up and after some
confusion, snd at the Speaker'a suggestion
all the amendmenta were concurred In gross
with the exception of those referring to the
tax on rectifiers, on matches, on banks and to
tbe time when the bill shall take effect. Tbe
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was reported
ana ordered printed.
Senate, Feb. 24. The House bill aa
thartzlng the Secretary of the Navy to accept
for a voyage of exploration by way of Behring
Strait the ablp Jeannette, tendered by James
Gordon Bennett, wss psssed. The Committee
on Foreign Relations reported adversely on the
Senate bill to grant the American Ocean Cable
and Telegraph Association, of Philadelphia,
privilege to lay, operate and land cables, land
wires, etc Mr Beck submitted an amend
ment to tbe bUl making an appropriation to
pay arrears of pensions, which proposes to
suspend the operation of all laws orovlding
for a sinking fund and applying the surplus
revenue in the Treasury, after paying the
current expenses, to the payment of ar
rears of pensions. Referred. Consideration
men resumed oi unnmsnea Business
i Army Appropriation bill and dis
cussion upon the clause in regard to allow
ing railroads to use their telegraph lines
for commercial purposes wss continued, and
Mr. Howe's amendment waa finally agreed
to. Other amendmenta made in Committee
of the Whole were concurred in and the bill
waa passed. Mr. Bayard called up the bill re
ported a few days ago from the Committee on
Finance amending the charter of the F reed
men's Savings and Trust Company. Passed.
The Senate bill to prevent the introduction of
eontagioua or infectious diseases Into the
United States and to establish a Bureau oi
Health waa then taken up. and after some dis
cussion tbe Senate adjourned without action.
Mouse. The House resumed consid
eration of the amendments to the tobacco
bUl upon which separate votes were demand
ed on the 23d. The first amendment, provid
ing that retail liquor dealers shall psy 825 and
wholesale dealers 8100, retail dealers tn malt
liquors 830, and wholesale dealers 850, wss
non-concurred in. This leaves the section ss it
was passed by the House, providing that recti
fiers rectifying less than 500 barrels of spirits
a year shall pay a license of 8100. The next
amendment was one fixing tbe date upon which
the new tax on tobacco should go into effect,
the Senate having changed the date from Sept.
1, 1878, to Msy 1, 1879. This was concurred in.
The ameudment to abolish the tax on matches
was not agreed to. A committee of confer
ence waa then ordered on the disagreeing
votes of the two Houses on the tobacco bill.
Bills Introduced and referred : Directing tbe
President to Institute inquiry aa to tbe dispo
sition of funds belonging to the so-csued
Confederate States remaining at the end of
the war in the bank of England or tn tbe
hands of English citizens, in order that such
funds msy be used for the relief of citizens of
the Confederate States who incurred disablU-
tional bounty to soldiers of the late war; for
the relief of settlers on the Hot Springs Re
servation; to prevent tbe introduction of
contagious diseases and to establish a Na
tional Board of Health. A motion to suspend
the rules and to pass the Sundry Civil Appro
priation bill waa agreed to yeas, 181 ; nsys.
The Senate Committee on Finance
hss reported a bill amendatory of tbe charter
of the Freedmeu'a Bank. It authorises the
acceptance of the tendered resignations and
devolves their duties upon the Comptroller of
the Treasury with power to compound and
compromise the debta and liabilities of the
concern, to sell its property ana wind up tbe
The Senate special committee to in
vestigate the causes of the omission of the
Hot Springs section from the enrolled sundry
civil appropriation bin last session says that
all evidence goes to show that It was a cler
The editor of the Cincinnati Commer
cial, Murat Halstead, on the 19th, made a
statement to the Senate Committee on Rail
road a. He aaid the newspaper business wss
private one and tbe Government had no
right to meddle with it. Tbe men connected
with tbe press had the aame rights as any
other citizen, no more, but they claimed that
wnen uey naa DUlit up sucn a system oi ob
taining newa as the Western Associated
Press, they had a right to the news as
property. There were too many newspa
pers now. They were dally dying out, and
therefore it was not good policy to encourage
other swarms. In reply to a question aa to
what he thought of railroad companies main
taining telegraph linea for commercial busi
ness, he said : They would do weU to mind
their own business. Tbe newspaper and tel
egraph business should, so far ss possible, be
The revenue Cutter Oliver Wolcet
has been ordered to Sitka, to preserve peace,
an Indian outbreak being feared.
The Senate Committee oq Railroads
favors the appointment of a commission to
inquire Into the relations of the Western
Union Telegraph Company to the press and
people, and to report to the next Congress.
Tax Treasury Department says the
delay In the bestowal of medals for acts of he
roism in saving life upon the lake coast Is
owlns- to tbe necessity of accumulatlna: the
requisite formal evidence required by law to
ne on me in ue department oeiore ue awards
can be made.
The demand for four per cent, bonds
Is so great that an extra force has been em
ployed In the Bureau of Engraving and Printing-
Tbe National Democratic Committee
has authorized the Executive Committee to
appoint an auxiliary body to act with tbe lat
ter In all political matters. Col. Isaac E.
Eaton, of Kansas, was appointed to a vacancy
on tbe National Committee, censed by the
resignation of Abram 8. Hewitt. The head
quarters wIU be Boston.
The President, on the 22d, signed
the bUl providing tor an increase in the pay
of the letter-carriers.
A meeting of Greenbackers-elect to
the next Congress, and other gentlemen con
nected with the party, waa held at Washing
ton City on the 23d. DeLaMstyr.of Indi
ana, Murch and Todd oi Maine, r ord oi Mis
souri, Russell, of North Csrolins, Weaver and
Gillette, of Iowa, Forsythe, of Illinois, and
Barlow of Vermont, were the members pres
ent. They claim that there wiU be twenty-one
Greenbacks In the next House. A
prominent member present stated that hla
party would bold together and act in the
next House Just the ssme as any other
party does, - hold caucuses and vote to-
S ether. They intend to nominate candi
ates for the different offices in tbe re
organization of tbe House and stand by them.
The report of the minority of the
House Committee on Naval Affairs in rela
tion to the management of the Navy Depart
ment under Secretary Robeson states that the
? resent Congress not content with a substsn
ial vindication of Secretary Robeson in tbe
Forty-Fourth Congress, the Committee on Na
val Affairs bsve gone over the ssme ground,
and as s resulthe evidence taken strain ut
terly falla to establish a single allegation of
rraua, corruption, or wurui violation or taw.
Tbe report la aigned by all the Republican
members of the Committee on Naval Affairs.
The House Committee on Elections
has agreed to report a bul limiting the aP4
lowance for expenses Incurred In contesting
seats In the House to 81,000 In each case after
the present congress.
The Judge-Advocate General of the
army has acted on tbe proceedings and find
ing of the Reno Court of Inquiry, recently
assembled at Chlcasro. Tbe Court, In its re
port, reach ea the general conclusion that tbe
Inquiry has not deduced evidence against
Major Reno which would warrant a trial by
court martial. Thia haa been approved.
The challenge of Thomas M. Nichols,
Secretary of the Hard Money League, for a
public discussion on the Greenback question,
published a few days ago, has been accepted
by F. P. Deweea, Chairman of tbe National
Dr. Thomas L. Lambert, ex-Presi
dent of the defunct Popular Life Insurance
Company, and President Chase, of the de
funct Security Life Insurance Company, and
both convicted of perjury, were granted new
trials bv the New York Court of Appeals on
The Connecticut Legislature, on the
18th, adopted a resolution declaring the pro
posed law restricting Chinese emigration ta
in flagrant violation of the sacred and honor
able treaty, and wholly Inconsistent with the
principles and traditions of our Republic, and
with tne broaa principle oi numan ireeuom.
The House of Representatives of Con
necticut has passed a bul taxing the property
of educational, religious and benevolent or
ganizations not used for the purposes of such
The Bank of Oswego, N. Y., refused
to nay checks ou the 19th. Amount on de
GRirrac, High Treasurer of the In
dependent Order of Forresters, settled, at
Rochester, N. Y., on the 19th, returning 813,
000, leaving a deficiency of about 85,000.
The State Senate of Connecticut
unanimously psssed a Joint resolution on the
19th condemning the action of Congress on
the Chinese question.
The State Senate of Rhode Island
protests unanimously against the law restrict
ing Chinese Immigration.
Considerable excitement and un
easiness exists at Brownsville, Pa., and other
towns along the Upper Monongahela, owing
to recent outbreaks and threatened violence
by striking coal-miners in that vicinity.
The International Base Ball Associa
tion closed Its session at Utica, N. Y., on the
30th. Tbe name waa changed to the National
Association. The action of the association
giving the Cticss the championship waa re
considered, and the report of the Judiciary
Committee adopted, giving ue pennant to
Buflslos, Stare second, Uticas third. L.
'owers, of Springfield, wss elected Presl
t; C J. Everett, of Utica, Vice-President;
.a . . t
J. A. Williams, of Columbus, Secretary and
The Atlantic knitting mills at Co
hoes, N. Y., were burned on tbe 21st. North's
Block waa also consumed. Loss, $60,000;
The fire insurance companies of New
York City have established a tariff association.
Ait explosion at the BZathadin iron
works at Bangor, Me., on the 21st, killed John
Walker and Matthew Ryan.
Ex-Mator Westervxlt, of New
York City, died on the 21st, aged seventy
nine. He was the builder of 174 sea-going
The British steamer Zanzibar, which
sailed from New York Jan. 11 for Glasgow, had
not, up to the 21st, been heard from, and Is re
garded as lost with all on board.
The New York City banks, on the
21st, held, in excess of legal requirements,
The bark Shooting Star from Lisbon,
Portugal, with Charles W. AngeU, the de
faulting secretary of the Pullman Palace Car
Company, on board, arrived at Philadelphia
on the 21st.
The Morris oil-cloth works and six
dwellings at Salem, N. J., were burned on the
morning of the 21st. Loss $40,000; Insured
The Oswego, N. Y., City Bank has
gone Into the hands of a receiver. The de
positors are promised payment In fuU.
The officers of steamship lines and
shippers of beef of New York City are for
warding large quantities of dead beet la
refrigerators, and will continue to do so while
the orders of the Privy Council remain in
Henrt Biqelow Williams, real es
tate agent at Boston haa failed. Liabilities
$1,286, 93L No unencumbered assets.
Joseph H. Rocsh and W. T. Scott,
two members of the Seventh Ward Election
Board at Pittsburg who were lately convicted
of fraud and conspiracy, altering ballots and
changing the result of the election for alder
men, were sentenced on the 32d, to imprison
ment in the County Jail for one year and to
pay a fine of one hundred dollars each.
- Ex-CoHQREssMAjf Hasbroccx died
at Roundout, N. Y., on the 23d.
A car containing about twenty-five
passengers fell over an embankment at Charn
bersburg, Pa., on the 24th, while being shifted
to a side-track, and a number of persons were
Injured, several seriously.
Catt. Paul Borrow started from
Pittsburg at 8 o'clock on the morning of the
24th on a trip down the Ohio and Mississippi
Rivers, Intending to float to New Orleana. He
expects to reach there in about twenty-eight
days. The water was at freezing point and
the river running full of ice.
A run was made on the Oswego (N.
Y.) County Savings Bank on the 24th, but the
officers availed themselves of the sixty days
clause. The bank has $13,000 deposited in
the City Bank, which was closed on the 23d.
The failure of the Peru Steel and
Iron Company, 91 Reade street, New York
City, and at CltntonvUIe, N. Y., was an
nounced on the 24th. . The total liabilities are
gtren at $300,000, and assets nominally valued
at $1,000,000. It is thought the company will
pay all llabilitlea, leaving a good dividend for
Went stad South.
R. H. Chillon, Adjutant-General of
General Lee, feU dead at his desk at Colum
bus, Miss., on the 18th.
- A railroad disaster occurred near
Selma, Ala., on the 18th, on the Selma, Rome
A Dal ton Railroad. One white man and four
negroes were killed, and Superintendent Stan
ton ana (conductor white fatally injured.
Ten or twelve persons were severely hurt.
The election of a United States Sen
ator to till the vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of J. P. Cnrlstlancy took place at Lan
slrg, Mich., on tbe 18th, the two houses vot
ing separately, and resulted In the election of
sMasy liana sanaa v a a s saUC SS-sJSVrvv iu iumj,
Z. Chandler, Rep., 88; O. M. Barnes, Dem.,
23; Henry Chamberlain, Gr., 18.
A difficulty occurred at Jones ville,
Miss., on the 17th, between Colonel Holmsn,
Dr. Loury, Dr. Walker and Mr. Arnold. Tbe
fight began by Holman shooting Loury. Ar
nold shot Holman, wounding him, then shot
and killed Walker, and waa himself shot by
Holman. Arnold and Loury have since died.
The Chicago & Northwestern Rail
way Company has declared a tjuarterly divi
dend of one and three-fourths per cent, on
S referred stock, and decided to pay quarterly
lvldends on these shares hereafter.
The remains of Bishop Foley, who
died tn Chicago on tbe 19th, will be taken to
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Wabash Railway Compa
ny, held in Toledo on the 19th, tbe following
gentlemen were unanimously elected Direct
ors for tbe ensuing year: C. K. Garrison, Cy
rus W. Field, Solon Humphreys, William M.
Bliss, Jsmes B. Colgate, D. A. Llndley, H. A.
H. Post, William R. Garrison, sll of New
York; A. L. Hopkins, Toledo: A. M. Billings,
Georsre L. Dunlao. Chlcaco: Charles Ridirelv.
Springfield, HL ; James Cheney, Fort Wayne,
lnd. . .
The Nevada Bank of California sold
300,000 ounces of fine silver to the Govern
ment, on the 19th, to be delivered at the San
Francisco mint. Bids of the Anglo California
Bank and Bank of California were rejected,
though the latter offered to sell 125,000 ounces
A large and enthusiastic meeting
of patentees was held In Louisville, on the
30th, taking action against the Senate amend
ment to the patent laws.
The thermometer was 35 degrees
below zero at Winnipeg on the 30th.
The Prohibitionists of the State of
Ohio met at Columbus on the 20th snd elected
the following officers: President, Rev. M.
Hsrrod. of Columbus; Vice-President
Mother Stewart, of Springfield; Secretaries,
Thomas P. Honlev. of Bucvrus. and Aaron
Evans, of Delaware. A ticket was also put
In tbe field, as follows: For Governor, Hon,
G. T. Stewart, of Norwalk: Lieutenant Gov
ernor, J. W. Sharpe, of Delaware; Auditor oi
State, Michael J. Fanning, of Huron; Tress-
J. H. Hard v. of Cleveland: Attorney-General.
U. a. roster, oi Bellerontaine; noara oi ruo-
lic works, James xt. uorton, ox mis.
George Washington, colored, who
outraged a girl twelve years of age near the
city limits of Louisville some time ago, was
hanged on the 21st. When the drop fell the
rope broke, and Washington wss picked up,
the rone auicklv adjusted, snd tbe trap again
sprung. He wss unconscious from the first
The Opera House block at Columbus,
lnd., was totally destroyed by fire on the
night of the 21st. Loss estimated at $75,000,
partially covered by insurance.
The West Virginia Legislature has
passed a 1olnt resolution instructing the Attorney-General
to proceed by ewo warranto
against the charter of the Baltimore A Ohio
At a fire in Bloomfield, HI., on the
night of the 20th, an aged Irishman, finding
thst his wife had not escaped from the build
ing, darted Into the flames to rescue her and
waa so terribly burned that he died during the
niirht. The calcined remains of the wife
were subseouentlv taken from the embers.
At Stockton, CaL, on the 22d, a ter
rible boiler explosion occurred near the head
of Stockton Slough, where about 200 persons
bad assembled to witness the trial of a new
propeller pump, run by a threshing engine
The stesm-guage refused to work and the en
gineer screwed down the safety-valve and
went on with the work. The explosion oc
curred about fifteen minutes afterward, and
the body of the engine, weighing 3,500 pounds,
was blown a distance of 150 feet through the
crowd. Seventeen persons were killed and
tweutv-six wounded, three or four of whom
are not likely to recover. Many were blown
considerable distance and escaped unin
At the National Association of Vet
erans of the Mexican war, held at Baltimore
on the 23d, a committee was appointed to visit
Washington and press upon Congress the
equity of their claims to be placed upon the
pension list. The next meeting will be held
at Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23, 1880. Gen. J. W.
Denver, of Ohio, waa elected rresiaent, witn
two Vice-Presidents from each State.
A PARTY of Indians supposed to be
long to Little Wolfs band of Cheyennea at
tacked two freight trains a few miles from
Rapid Cltv. D. T.. on the 23d. The Indians
fired several volleys into the town to prevent
the citizens going to the rescue of the
teamsters- Another band attacked 8ulphur
Springs station, on the Bismarck road, killing
one man. It la believed the Indians are en
deavoring to reach 8ittlng Bull's camp.
Martin Burns, a judge of election
at Baltimore, plead guilty, on the 24th to ob
structlng a United States Supervisor In the
discharge of hla duties at the recent Congres
sional election and waa sentenced to one year
Imprisonment and to pay a fine.
More trouble is announced in Lin
coln County, New Mexico. H. J. Chapman, a
lawyer, at the head of the Sween faction, was
shot dead a few days ago In front of the
Court House at Lincoln.
The English Government is sending
large numbers of troops and munitions of war
to Africa to punish the Zulus for their recent
Trouble is brewing in Germany over
the wholesale arrests of Socialists. A major
ity of the Reichstag, by a vote on the 19th,
refused to assent to further arrests.
There has been a rupture in the Cab
inet of the Khedive of Egypt.
The reason for which Grand Duke
Nicholas of Russia has been exiled waa a pam
phlet In favor of the speedy completion of
railroad In order to force England to abandon
her resistance to Russia's Eastern policy.
The London Times says: Neither
England nor France would be disposed to wit
ness with Indifference the success of a coup
d'etat which would place Egypt again under
the personal rule of the Khedive.
At a meeting of the Mersey Docks
and Harbor Board in Liverpool on the 20th it
was decided to spend 35,000 In erecting
slaughter sheds and lalrsge necessary to the
continuance of the American cattle trade.
The Khedive of Egypt was shot
on the 20th, the ball passing close to his head.
The nnmber of ship-builders on a
strike tn the Tyne ship-yards haa been In
creased to 8,000.
Negotiations between China and
Russia are at a standstill, the latter refusing
to surrender Kuldju.
A petition from the workingmen of
Austria, asking for universal suffrage, has
been presented in the Lower House of the
Relchsrath. ' ..
A number of young citizens of Zu
rich have started for Georgia, where It Is pro
posed to establish a Swiss colony under the
auspices of the workmen's society. Others
. Tranquility has been restored at
The Italian Government haa prohib-1
ited the importation of American swine or
any preparation of their flesh as a precaution
against the trichinosis.
A Calcutta dispatch on the 21st
states thst great consternation prevailed at
Mandalay tn consequence of the royal murders.
The victims numbered eighty-six. Tbe de
tails of the massacre are reported horrible.
The thermometer at Toronto on the
21st fell from zero to 38 deg. below.
Bismarck's speech in the Reichstag,
on the 21st, was coldly received.
The waters of the Vistula in Russian-
Poland overflowed on the 21st, and submerged
forty villages near Warsaw.
A letter from St. Peterburg, on the
22d, says of the plague In Russia: "It hss
spread In tbe Southern Provinces at a rapid
rate. Thousands upon thousands have died
with it within the last few days. Victims
when taken live only about two hours and
turn black all over as a negro. All physicians
ordered to the care of the sick have died with
in twenty-four hours after their arrival. The
corpses are burned and so are the houses in
which people die; whole towns have been laid
waste witnm ue past lew days."
Dr. Butt has resigned the leader
ship of the Home Rulers on account of ill
General Todleben telegraphs that
he commenced evacuating Adrianople Feb.
18, and that the Turks are occupying each po
The latest information from Cape
Town states that the total loss In the attack
on Colonel Glyn'a camp on Jan. 23 Is now es
timated at only from 250 to 800 whites. Rein
forcements of British troops have arrived at
Help Mukaar. Cetewayo la reported dlscour
aged, fearful havoc amonar his finest troops
having counteracted the effect of their vic
General" Grant arrived at Allaha
bad, India, on the 23d and waa the guest of
the Lieutenant-Governor. The Viceroy of
India has Invited him to visit Calcutta.
General Von Roon died at Berlin
on the 23d.
The Chinese Government has pur
chased machinery and engaged experienced
engineers and spinners In Germany to estab
lish cotton mills tn China so aa to free that
country from dependence upon English and
Austria, it is reported, is actively
Intriguing for the occupation of the country
between Novl Bazar and the .Aegean Sea.
During a terrific storm on Prince
Edward's Island, on the 23d, the Catholic
Church at Cardigan Road, the Presbyterian
Church at Sourts, and the railway sheds at
eummersiae were sll blown down, other
casualties were reported. The snow In rail
way cuttings wss sixteen to twenty feet deep.
The Pope, in replying to the address
of the Cardinals, emphasized his desire to re
concile the Princes and people to the church,
his readiness to extend his hsnd to all who
repent and cease their persecutions, and his
unnincuing intention always to combat tn
defense of the rights and independence of the
church those who make war against her.
Senate, Feb. 18. Petitions were presented
praying for the passsge of a local option bilL
ana asking for a reduction In tbe fees and
salaries of county officers. Mr. Carson intro
duced a bul to allow Probate Judges who are
attorneys-at-law to continue and finish up any
caies which tbey may have had In any court
previous to assuming the duties of the office.
Htmm. A buarwaa introduced to reduce the
dog tax fifty cents per head. Tbe House bill
repealing the clause of the trespsss laws re
quiring owners of property to put np sign
boards of warning to tresspassers, wss read
the third time anoTpassed. The bill authoris
ing the Board of Public Works to lesse tbe
south bank of the six-mile reservoir In Pauld
ing County to the Paulding A Antwerp Rail
road was amended so as to require tbe Rat
road Company to pay an annual rental of five
per centum on the estimated cost of con
structing the bank, and the bill then passed.
Mr. Swain introduced a resolution to the ef
fect that when the House adjourn on Friday
Feb. 21, and every three weeks thereafter, it
stands adjourned until the following Tuesday
at 2:30 o'clock. Adopted. Messrs. Vsn Cleaf,
Bull, Hardy, of Defiance, Hume, Crosson,
Quinby, Edwards, Dow, Wales and Green
were appointed a committee to attend the
funeral of the late Michael 8. Creamer, of
Fayette County, and the House then ad
journed. tienmtt, Feb. 19. Mr. Curtlss presented the
petition of Mr. E. Gallup and forty-two citi
zens of Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, pro
testing against the passsge of Mr. Foster's
House bill providing for a County Infirmary.
Bills passed: To prevent the killing or injur
ing of quail or Virginia partridge or prairie
chicken; to prevent the killing of wild deer,
except between tbe 15th day of October and
the 30th day of November. Mr. Foster's bill
providing for special juries wss psssed, after
being amended so as to compel litlganta de
manding a special Jury to bear the ex
pense of the ssme. Mr. Sherrick's Sen
ate biU to reduce and fix the legal
rate of Interest at six per cent, came
ud for third reading and was thoroughly dis
cussed. It waa then placed upon Its passage
and lost. After the transaction of some minor
business the Senate adjourned.
Bourn. Petitions and remonstrances were
presented asking for a reduction In the feea
and salaries of county officers. Temperance
petitions representing 5.U01 persons were pre
sented and referred to the Standing Commit
tee on temperance. Nearly every inaur-
snce company doing ousiness in ue
State petitioned against the passage
of tbe Senate'a Insurance bill: Bills
Introduced: To authorise the Council of
Incorporated villages to borrow money and
issue Nmds to construct vaults for tbe recep
tion of the dead: to provide for the aecurity
of persons dealing with commission mer
chants. Tbe bul provider that all persons
doing a commission business, except duly li
censed auctioneers, shall give a bond In a sum
discretionary with the Probate Judge, not less
than B3UUU nor more than aau.uuu, to laitn
fuliv account to the proper persons all
moneys or goods which may come into their j
possession ; providing ior a uouoic, oacK-ac-tlon
ballot-box to run with a crank, and
tn ennnt and a tarn n the ballots ss thev are de
posited, to preserve the purity of elections;
to re-enact the old Adair law; to allow cities
of the second grade of tha second class to bor
row money in anticipation of taxes. It allows
of the transfer of money from one fund for
tbe use of another to be repaid upon the re
ceipt of taxes. Tbe House then adjourned
out oi respect to tne deceased memoer irom
Senate, Feb. 20. The Committee on Soldiers'
and Sailors' Orphans' Home recommended
that the building lately destroyed by fire at
Xenla be rebuilt at once, and a partial appropri
ation of 89,000 was made. Mr. Forrest offered a
Joint resolution requesting senators and Kep
resenativea In Congress to have the United
Statea lawa so modified as to sUow criminal
eases to be removed by proceedings In error
Irom ue United elates District uourt to ue
United Statea Supreme and Circuit Courts.
Referred to the Committee on Federal Rela
Houee. Twenty-eight petitions In favor of
Quinby's local option bill were presented.
Other petitions were received and referred to
proper committees. Mr. Dalzell offered the
following resolution: Raoltxd, That the
act of Congress relating to tbe Chinese, In
the opinion of this House, unjustly dis
criminates against the people of a great
nation with which the United States has
long been In peaceful relations, and the act is
unchristian and un-American, and aa such we
condemn it as a crime against civilization and
sacred treaty obligations; and further express
tbe desire that the President may veto It.
Laid over under the rules on notice to dis
cuss. The House then disposed of a large
number of Injudicious measures and useless
bills by indefinite postponement on recom
mendation of the Judiciary Committee. Ad
journed. Senate, F A. 21. The Senate met at 8:30,
read the journal and adjourned to Tuesday,
Uouee. Bills Introduced: Providing for the
punishment of persons who shall by request,
hint or suggestion attempt to Influence the
trustee of a township or Clerk of the Court
of Common Pleas In the selection of jurors ;
Buthorizing tbe Incorporated village of ML
Gllead to issue bonds to the amount of $18,
000 to build a railroad from the town to the
C, C C. A L Railroad; authorizing the Vil
lage of Galllpolla to issue bonds and buUd a
railroad: amending the Insolvent laws. Ad-
Journed until Feb. 25, at 8 :80 p. m.
A Terrible Story.
A' Chicago Tribune letter of February
ii, uateu menaota, iu., says:
A case of cruelty and inhumanity is
being brought to light a few miles
south of this city which, it is to be
hoped, is without parallel in this gen
eration, if not in this century. It is
that of a young woman named Mar
garet Reck, daughter of Peter Reck, a
weaitny vrerman tanner of Troy wove,
who was shut up in a room over six
teen years ago and kept there to this
day in solitary confinement without
ever having left it.
A few years after Peter Reek's ar
rival in this country, andprevious to
nis locating on a farm in Troy Grove,
his wife died, leaving him seven chil
dren five daughters and two sons. He
married again, and had two daughters
by his second wife. The daughters of
tne nrst wile were obnoxious to ber,
and for the sake of peace they were
driven from their homes and made to
seek employment and .shelter. Mar
garet, the girl finally locked up, was
too young to shift for herself, and in
order to get away, from the step
mother's harsh treatment was taken to
Peru and placed in a school kept by
tne bisters of fjnanty. wmie there
8ne is said to nave given proofs of ac
quiring the branches taught with facil
ity, and to have evinced quite a taste for
drawing, in which she excelled. She re
turned home. She was the belle of the
neighborhood; full of life and fun:
courteous and kind to all, and possessed
of so beautiful a voice that the young
and old would often go to hear Mar
garet sing. The estimation in which
she was held by the people was not cal
culated to raise her in the estimation
of the stepmother, who looked noon
her with jealousy as possessing advan
tages and attractions which she herself
The stepmother insisted that she
should be degraded and her spirit
broken, and she was finally forced into
a room, where she has been kept under
lock and key to this day. Through all
these weary years of solitary confine
ment not a living soul was permitted to
see her save two or three inmates of
the house. Not even her own sisters.
her cousins, a" Roman Catholic
priest, could obtain that privilege, not
withstanding her oft-repeated demands.
In answer to inquiries by the neighbors
they were first told that Margaret was
unwell; later on that she was insane.
and that, as she would wear no clothes,
they were not allowed to see her. That
she became insane is now beyond all
question of dispute, but that she was
so when first confined is not generally
credited. It is thought that, being a
a high-spirited girl, she revolted against
such harsh and unjust treatment, and
that her father, in his obstinate tenacity
of parental authority, determined that
she should be the first to yield. .Neither
wavered in the determination not to be
the first to acknowledge the wrong; so
Margaret's confinement continued, but
with nothing to relieve the monotony
but the bare whitewashed walls of a
small room, her food passed in through
a square aperture in the wall, placed on
a shelf, the shutter replaced, and not a
When the dreadful calamity of in
sanity came the father sought to atone
for his wrong by building a church.
The stepmother died last April, and
the father followed soon afterward, but
it is said that his death was the result
of foul play. By the will the heirs
were to get forty acres of land each.
Mary, the youngest daughter, was ap
pointed custodian over Margaret, wiux
the use of the house and eighty acres
of land while she (Margaret) should
live. There were three trustees and an
executor appointed. The trustees vis
ited the room in which Margaret was
confined, and - found the unfortunate
creature, whom they had known six
teen years before as the belle of the
place, crouched in a corner on the floor
perfectly naked, save an old army
blanket that she bad drawn over her.
The room was destitute of furniture,
pictures or ornaments of any kind, and
only bare walls and a little grated win
dow, broke the monotony of the dismal
El ace. Food was shoved in through a
ole, and slight heat came from a bit
of stovepipe which entered irom tne
kitchen stove. Strange to say, the
trustees, after shedding tears, disagreed
as to the improvements necessary to
ameliorate the unfortunate creature's
condition, one of them maintaining
that she should remain in the condition
her father had kept her. The more hu
mane men, fearing that she would
freeze to death, consulted Dr. Corbus,
who, in his capacity of Commissioner of
Lunacy and Public Charities, visited her,
in company with Dr. Crook, and ordered
her clothing, a bed and a hard coal
stove, and the room to be kept at a
temperature of seventy degrees. Even
after a stove was put in she would
crouch on the floor, roll up in the cor
ner and sink off into a comatose state.
with her skeleton limbs drawn under
her. The correspondent says: " Stoop
ing down I took that pale, emaciated
hand in mine. It was cold, not ex
ceeding a temperature of forty-five de
grees The pulse was about sixty-five.
The bodv was quite warm, the temper,
ature being between 98 and 102 degrees.
The contour of the head is shapely, the
forehead high, broad and suggestive of
intelligence rather than dementia or
frenzied insanity. The eyes, that were
once large, blue and expressive, are
now sunken in their sockets and have
lost their lustre forever. The lids are
relaxed; the functions of the optic
nerve seem to have been destroyed.
The skin is still soft, white and delicate
looking, though the morbid condition
of the nerves will be apparent from the
fact that a pin can be stuck into it
quite deep without any evidence of
pain. The lower limbs are much con
tracted and devoid of muscular power.
The feet are much . deformed and
bent back as if by muscular contrac
tion acquired through long accus
tomed crawling. When told by the
inmates that she has . been like
that for years; that she crawls three
times a day as regularly as clock
work, to the shelf for her food; that she
consumes at each meal a goodly quan
tity of sopped bread, milk and coffee,
and sometimes meat; that she is strong
and would tear off any clothing put on
her, and that she is quite lively at night,
one has to be credulous indeed not to
doubt it, for she did not look as if she
could tear tissue paper. 'She won't
stay in that bed,' said her half-sister;
'she is just as obstinate as she can be;
she will crawl out of it as if it did not
feel good to her, and go into the cor
ner where she is now; she always goes
there; she likes the cold boards best?' "
Dr. Corbus describes her manner of
moving as that of a wriggling or shuf
fling gait at the hips, propelled by the
feet, the hands taking little or no part.
He left orders ih at she should be dressed
several times a day till she becomes ac
customed to clothing, and that the bed
be so constructed that she cannot ge
out. The doctor speaks of her case as
being not only the worst he ever saw,
but the worst he ever heard of. ' How
long she has been kept in a nude con
dition no one can ascertain. It is
thought by some that she was divested
of clothing at the time she was first
confined, lest she would make her es
cape through the window; "The bars
that are there would certainly not have
prevented her. for a child could tear
them down as they now are. . -
Death of the Man Who Made a Fort
nne by Salting a Western Val
ley with Jewels.
Phillip Arnold died in his beauti
ful home in Elizabethtown. this State,
on Saturday last, of pneumonia. Seven
or eight years ago his diamond-mine
speculation, made his name' as well
known throughout , the wprld as was
ever that of John Law or. any other
shrewd schemer who successfully im
posed on credulous speculators. Arnold
was born in Hardin County about fifty
years ago; and was bred there, being
apprenticed to a hatter. - lie ran away
before his term of service expired, and
enlisted as a soldier in the Mexican war. '
After peace was declared he went to
California and remained there till 1871. '
when he appeared in Elizabeth town .
and opened a large account in the local
bank. It was said that he had discov
ered an immense diamond field in Cali
fornia, and had come home to enjoy, "
among old friends, ' the fruits of his :
good fortune. Speedily, however, on
the heels of this rumor came the alle-'
gations of J. B. Cooper, a San Francis
co book-keeper, who made affidavit
that the diamond field was a gigantic .
swindle, that Arnold had planned and
persuaded him to help carry out. .
Arnold sailed for Europe with some .
$40,000, and bribed two sailors to go '
among the London jewelers and buy
what diamonds they could in the rough.
He got together in this way $37,000
worth of cheap stones, something like
a bushel in quantity, and sailed back
again to California. Some months aft
erward a number of wealthy San Fran
cisco speculators, among whom were
William Ralston and William L. Lent,
were told that Arnold and a friend of
his named Slack, also an Elizabethtown
boy. had stumbled upon a valley in
which diamonds, sapphires, and gems
of various kinds and values were to be -picked
up with only the trouble of
stooping for them. The lucky finders
had a bagful of the jewels in their pos
session that they claimed to have gath
ered in the valley, and they were dis
played in such profusion that one of
the speculators said that they covered
one end of a billiard-table an inch deep.
Arnold took bis bae of gems to Mew
York, and a company, with a capital
of $10,000,000 was suggested to work
the mine. Nearly $100,000 worth of
stock was subscribed, and Henry Janin,
an expert, was engaged to explore the.
valley and report upon the prospect,
Arnold led the expedition that was fit
ted out lor tbe purpose, iney started
from Denver, CoL, on May 28, 1872,
and, after traveling nine days, Arnold
told them they were on the spot. They
afterwards ascertained that they were T
only thirty miles from the point of de
parture. But the valley more than ful
filled their wildest anticipations. They
spent seven' days there, and gathered
in that time 1,000 carats of diamonds
and 6,000 carats of other precious ,
stones. Janin's report was an enthusi
astic one. There had already been
paid $250,000 to Arnold, - and, on Jan
in's report, $400,000 worth of the stock
was sold, of which . Arnold got $300,-
000. . .
Information of the alleged discovery
soon reached England, and the London
Times demonstrated the geological im
possibility of there being so many jew
els of such various kinds in one locali- .
ty, and further exposed the swindle by
making known the fact that persons
from California had attracted attention
the year before in London by .buying
up all rough diamonds to be found in
the city. The managers of the com
pany then sent uiarence nung, united .
States geologist, to visit the valley. . He ,
soon ascertained that the ground had
been plainly ."salted." Holes had been
poked up with a common stick into the
clay, tbe jewels dumped into them, and
then stopped up again.
A few weeks after tne exposure sev
eral California capitalists sued Arnold '" '
and Slack in the Kentucky courts for
the recovery of $350,000. The suit was .
compromised by tne payment oi tou,
000. No criminal action was ever be
gun against either of the men.
Arnold established a bank in Eliza
bethtown, and between him and L. M.
Longshaw, who also had a bank there,
there had been much rivalry and bad
feeling. A letter to a commercial
agency, in June last, reflecting on the
financial standing of Arnold's Dank, he
attributed to his rival, and began a suit
against him for $25,000 damages. H.
N. Holdsworth, one of Longshaw' s
clerks, took an active part in the con
troversy, and Arnold cowhided him in
the street. They met again in a bar
room on Aug. 22 last, and Arnold
knocked Holdsworth down. Holds-
worth ran to the bank, got a shot-gun.
and fired at Ai nold as be came from tne
bar-room. Arnold returned the fire
with his pistol, shooting five times.
None ef the shots hit Holdsworth, but
one of them struck John Anderson, a
farmer, passing entirely through his -
stomacn. xne second time uoiaswortn
fired, the entire load lodged in Arnold's
right breast and shoulder.' He never
thoroughly recovered irom tne enecis
of the wound, although it was not the
immediate cause of his death. None of
the persons engaged in the melee were
prosecuted. Louisville Cor. N. T. Sun.
A Corpse Surprises the Mourners.
The grave-diggers of South Atchi
son. Kan., complain that business is
very ' uncertain this season. Tenny
Dysart, wife and mother, and also col- '
ored, was supposed to have departed' -this
life, and preparations were made '
for the funeraL The bodv was robed
for the grave and placed in the coffin,
the sorrowing husband and mourning
children sadly grieving at the loss of
their wife and mother. The funeral
was to take place at three o'clock, at
which time tne house was filled with
friends. The hearse "-was . await
ing at the door, and the body was
soon to be borne to its last resting
place. As the lid of the coffin was
thrown back one lady laid her nana on
the forehead of the supposed corpse.
and, with a cry of astonishment de
clared that the body was warm., The
physician applied the usual tests, and ,
pronounced that life remained. The
body was taken from the coffin, and at
noon the next day the patient was con
scious and In a fair way to recover.
'Good motto for a commercial trav
eler! " Order, gentleman, order!"
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