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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1879.
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Genenil News Sammfiry.
Senate, March IS. Soon after the
Senate was called to order a recees wss taken
and upon reassembling a motion to adjourn
preralled. Objection was made to the admis
sion of Senator Bell, of New Hampshire, ap
pointed by the Governor to fill the raraocy
caused by the expiration of Senator Wad
leigh's term, and his case went orer.
Souse. A great crowd was present
to witness the opening session and organisa
tion. Representative James, of New Tork,
was the only member sbsent. The lerk cave
Hull, Democrat, of Florida, a seat, and al
lowed the Iowa delegation to ce me In. His
ground In both cases wss tbst a Governor's
cerancaie ana me seal oi ine CM-aie irave me
holders prima fad right to seats. As to the
State of Kanssa the Clerk said he had cot put
on the roll the name of the perMin claiming
to hare been elected from that State at
large, the State only being entitled to three
mem ters. Kanimi waa coosen ppeaKer on
the nret ballot, receinng 144 rotes; uaraoiu,
125; Wright, IS and Kelley, 1. Mr. Randall
waa conducted to the chair-bTMrT Garfield
and Mr. Blackburn. He made a brief, address
and then the oath of office was sdminlstered
to the Speaker by Mr. Kelly, of Pennsylvania.
after which the oath to members was admin
istered by the Speaker in groups of States.
Mr. Frva obiected to administering the oath
to Bull, of Florida, and the matter went over
until the following day. The Democratic cau
cua nominees for the other offices of the
House were elected. Mr. McMshon sent to
the Clerk's derk and asked to have read a pe
tition (signed by twenty-three prominent citi
aen ol Cincinnati) against the right of But-
terwonn and roung, ot unio, to occupy seats.
Discussion arose as to whether the petition
should take the ordinary course or be read
and printed In the record. Without action
the matter went over until the next day. Tbe
members then drew for their seats and the
Senate, March 19. Bills introduced
To revive the Court of Commissioners of
Alabama claims; to reorganize the army; to
remove all political disabilities imposed by
the loarteentn article oc the constitution :
repealing tbe act o( July. 1962, requiring a
teat oath ; authorizing local taxation of legal
tender Treasury notes ; to establish a branch
mint at Omaha. - The Vice President laid be
fore the Senate a memorial signed by a
number of members of the Legislature of
Kansas asserting that tbe election of Sen
ator ingaiis was secured py orioery ana
corruption, and asking the Senate to give
them full opportunity to offer proofs of these
assertions, iteierrea to ue committee on
Privileges and Elections. Mr. Wallace of
fered a resolution requesting the Secretary of
the Treasury to furnish to the Senkte a de
tailed statement of the accounts of Marshals
of the United States In the States of New
York. Pennsylvania. Ohio, Massachusetts aud
Maryland, rendered to date for aid in re
gard to the employment of aad pay
ment of wages or" fees charred lor
service performed by themselves or
their special deputies in regard to the con
duct of elections in November, 1ST. At tbe
suggestion of Mr Conkling tbe resolution
waa laid orer. air. eaulsbury submitted a
resolution calling noon tbe Secretary ot the
Treasury to furnish detailed information in
regard ' to negotiations of public securities
with syndicates and bankers, amounts paid to
them, amount of double interest, what se
curity wss demanded by the Secretary, etc
Mr. Morrill objected to the resolution and it
went orer. ' Tbe credentials of Mr. Bell, of
New Hampshire, were referred to the Com
mittee on Judiciary with Instructions to re
port them back aa soon as possible The
President's message waa received and read.
Mouse. The disputed case from the
Second Congressional District of Florida was
taken up and discussed; Mr. Frye moved to
amend the resotuUoa olTerea on-the 18TB I
(that the oath be now administered to Hull)
oy providing that tbe prima foot as well as
ultimate right of each contestant be referred
to the Committee on Elections when appoint
ed, and that in the meantime neither be sworn
in. The previous question wss moved and seo
onaeav uaesuon wss orst ' taken on Mr.
rye's amendment and It waa rejected yeas,
137; nays, 140. As between Republicans and
Democrats It wss a strict party rote. Aa to
Ureenbackers, Barlow, f La Matyr, Ford,
Forsythe.Gillette, Jones, Keller, Lowe, Murch,
Russell. N. C). Stevenson. Wearer. Wright
and Yokum voted with the Republicans and
Ladd with tbe Democrats. The original res
olution (that Hull be sworn in) was then
adopted yeas, lu; nays, 1JO. The Presi
dent's message was read and referred to the
committee oi tne Whole
Senate, March20. No business trans
Eohm. Mr. McMahon called up the
petition of the citizens of Cincinnstl in rela
tion to the election of Butterworth and
Toung, and the whole matter was referred to
a select committee with leave to sit during
recess. The committee was also directed to
inquire Into the operation of the Supervisor's
lsw in Cincinnati at the last election. Messrs.
Butterworth and Young declared tbemselres
in favor of the resolution.
Senate, March 21. A large num
ber of bills were Introduced, among them one
by Mr. Beck repealing so much of the Revised
Statutes as prohibits the appolutment to the
army of any person engaged in the late re
bellion. Mr. McMillan auomitted a loint res
olution proposing an amendment to the Con
stitution ol tne united States giving the Pres
ident power to except In his approval of bills
either Items of appropriations, or special leg
islation, giving his reasons to Congress, the
items so disapproved to be treated as In the
case of a veto. Mr. Hoar offered a resolu
tion condemning .as unconstitutional and
Insurrectionary the attempts of one house to
make the passage of appropriation bills con
ditional on tbe consent of tbe other bouse
and of the Piesidentto provisions thcrdo not
approve Mr. Wallace objecting the 'resolu
tion went over. Mr. Wallace's resolution
calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury
for a detailed statement of the amounts paid
the Marshals in certain States, wss amended
to cover all States, and it was agreed to.
Bills introduced and referred: Authorizing
tbe Secrets rv of the Treaaurr to contract for
the construction ol a ship provided with
means for tbe disinfection of vessels and
cargoes; providing for tbe organization of a
atlsslsslppl Klrer improvement commission,
deepening of the channel of the river and
protecting alluvial lands; amending the lie
vised Statutes so as to authorize the purchase
of foreign-built ships by citizens of the
United States; also providing for retiring the
trade dollars and their recoinnge into stand
ard silver dollsrs; extending the time for the
completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Mr. Edmunds called up the resolution hereto
fore offered by him proposing to confine tbe
business of tbesession to the object for which
It was called. On motion ot Mr. Wallace it
waa laid on the table yeas, 85; nays. Si a
strict party rote Mr. Logan introduced a
Dili to equalize tne Dounues or soiuiers, sail
ors and marines of the late war for the Union.
Adjourned until the 34th.
Eoute. Nothing of importance was
done, and the House adjourned until the 25th.
Senate, March 24. Bills introduced:
Providing for the settlement of accounts with
certain railroad companies ; to prevent the In
troduction and spread of Infectious diseases
into the United States. On motion of Mr.
McDonald a resolution waa passed requiring
the Secretary of the Treaaurr to furnish the
Senate the amounta of money di awn and paid
suoerrieors of elections, general and spe
cial. In 1870 and 1878, as a compen
sation in excess ot fees as allowed br law for
Circuit Court Commissloners,snd the amounta
expended in New York, Philadelphia and Cin
cinnati for tbe years aforesaiil. Mr. Wallace
offered a resolution that the Senate proceed
to tbe election of Secretary of tbe Seuate
Chief Clerk, Executive Clerk and Sergeant-at- -Arms.
A lengthy political discussion ensued,
participated in by Messrs. Anthony, Hamlin,
Wallace, Conkling, Bayard, Beck, Vorbees,
Blaine and Eaton. The Democratic caucus
nominees were elected.
Randall received the nomination for
Speaker on the first ballot in the Democratic
caucus on tbe night of the 171 h. . The rote
stood aa follows: Randall, 75; Blackburn, 57;
McMahon, 3; Morrison, 8; Cox, 4. For Clerk,
Sergeant-at-Arras and Doorkeeper, the pres
ent incumbents were nominated. Tbe Re
publicans also held a caucus and nominated
General Garfield for Speaker; Ex-Congressman
Reiner, of South Carolina, for Clerk ;
Jeremiah M. Rush, of Wisconsin, forfiergeant-St-Arros;
James M. Melton, of Tennessee, for
Itoorkeeper. 'Ine Greeubsckers decided to
east their rotes for Hendriek B. Wright, of
Pennsylvania, for Bpeaker. No nominations
were made for ths other positions.
The chairmanships of Senate stand
ing committees were accorded to the Repub
licans, viz.: Revolutionary claims, private
land claims and engrossed bills.
The Republican members of the
Senate in a caucus meeting on the 19th,
sdopted a resolution declaring that the busi
ness and other public Interests of the country
will be heat promoted by confining legislation
at the present session to msking tbe neces
sary appropriations for the support of the
Army and for the Legislative, Executive and
Judicial expenses of the Government, snd
thst all bilN and joint resolutions excepting
those for the aforesaid purpose snail oe re
ferred to tbe appropriate committees and not
reported until next uecemoer.
Large subscriptions are being made
to the four per cent, refunding certificates.
The caucus of the Democratic Sena
tors, held on the VOtb, nominated Col. John
C Burcb, of Tennessee, Secretary of the Sen
ate; R. J. Bright, of Indiana, for 8ergeant-at-Arma;
Ex-Congressman Shober, of North
Carolina, Chief Clerk: II. Bailer Peyton, of
Virgin's. Executive Clerk, and Joseph G. Bul
lock, ol Alexandria, a., inapiain.
A general court martial has been
ordered for the trial of CVonels 8 tan ley,
Twenty-second Infantry, and M. B. Hazen,
The Executive Committee of the .Na
tional Greenback party has issued an address
to the people of the Uulted Srateselating
that there is no dependence to be placed on
tbe professions of avowed friends to tbe
cause: that financial relief within old party
lines has been extinguished, and tbat they
have been misled in several instances by tbe
nominees of the party aud others who ob
taioed ita support.
Francis A. Walkkr has been nom
inated Superintendent of Census by the Presi
Tbe War Department has received a
letter from Major Walsh, commanding the
Canadian mounted police, that Sitting Bull Is
showing a very insubordinate spirit and evi
dently intends mischief. Tbe Department
has ordered a regiment of infantry to the
Ttje Democratic caucus committees
hare decided not to go into general legislation.
The President has appointed John B.
Hamilton, of Illinois, Supervising Surgeon
General trie Woodward, deceased.
It will require nearly $5,000,000 to
pay the quarterly interest on the four per
cent, loan April 1st.
Two freight trains collided on the
Northern Central Railroad near Cumberland,
Pa., on the 17th. Charles Delraney had a leg
torn off and one of tbe conductors wss
slightlv injured. The engines were wrecked
and thirty cars thrown into the Susquehanna
The Irish benevolent and literary
societies in the United States very generally
celebrated St. Patrick's Day by parades, liter
ary exercises and r octal festivities.
A substance resembling sulphur fell
at Reading and Allentown, Pa., on tbe 17th.
When ignited it burned as readily and emit
ted the same fumes as sulphur.
The New York Time, on the 19th,
published reports of the actual condition of
trades, manufactures and other Industries in
fourteen States, and business centers In those
Slates showing thst the condition of the bus
iness luterests ot the country, as compared
with tbe outlook a year ago at this time, gives
promise oi a prontanie season, tne nesnnning
of tbe return ot National prosperity and as
surance ot a general ana apparently lasting
revival of business.
Scientific examination of the " sul
phur" which fell in showers orer the Lehigh
Valley in Pennsylvania on the 17th, proves it
to he the pollen from a species of pine caught
np by the wind and carried from the Jersey
Surrogate Colvix, at New York,
on the 19th, in concluding a very length deci
sion in the Commodore Vanderbilt will case
said that be was of the opinion tbst the pro
bate of the will snd codicil should In all things
be confirmed, and ordered a form of decision
or decree to be presented for settlement and
signature on two days' notice
Br an explosion in the Pottsville,
Pa., shaft colliery, on the 19th, Louis Murray
and James Mulhenan were instantly killed,
and William Murray severely and a man
named Boas slightly injured.
The following ticket was nominated
by the Rhode Island Democratic State Con
vention on the 20th: Governor, Thomas W.
Segsr; Lieutenant-Governor, J. W. Bailer;
Secretary of State, David 8. Baker, Jr. ; Attorney-General,
Chas. H. Page; Treasurer,
Patrick Farrell. Resolutions were adonted
hailing with joy the return of tbe Democratic
party to the control ot Congress, and regret
ting that fraud, briberv and perjury kept the
Democrats from the Executive Department.
The Republican Convention renominated the
present State officers.
An explosion of the boiler in DeFor-
est's steam saw-mill at Springfield, Mass., on
the 21st, probably fatally, injured James Tay
lor and Horace Langdon. and severely wounded
Patrick O'Shea, a well-known Cath
olic book publisher of New York City, sus
pended on the 21st. Liabilities, 100,000; as
sets nominally, $200,000.
The direct United States cable has
been repaired and traffic resumed.
Of the coal miners arrested for riot
along the upper Monongahela several weeks sgo
seventeen were found guilty ot simple riot
and the others were acquitted. The court
sentenced the guilty ones to par costs and
warned them if again arrested they would
have to pay the extreme penalty of tbe law.
At Gilmore's Garden, New York
City, on the 210, John Simpson, Rowell's
trainer, ran ten miles in one hour fifty and
one-quarter seconds. Norman Taylor, of Ver
mont, ran twenty miles in two hours, nine
minutes, niiy-eight and three-quarter
The next meeting of the Supreme
Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Work
tngmen will be held at Boston.
The Rhode Island Legislature, on
the 24th, refused to adopt a resolution sub
mitting to a rote of the people tbe question of
an amendment to the Constitution granting
suffrage to women.
The striking coal miners of the Up
per Monongahela district in Pennsylvania re
fuse to go to work for less than three cents
per bushel. A general strike is apprehended
n that section.
Two Excise Commissioners of Roch
ester, N. Y., hare been convicted of malad
ministration in office. It was also reported
on tbe 24th that the Grand Jury had Indicted
tne Mayor, two roiice commissioners and
eighty saloon keepers.
The Treasurer of the Reading,
Mass , Savings Bank, Nathan P. Pratt, is a
Rev. De Witt Talmage appeared
for trial on tbe 24th before the Brooklyn Pres
bytery, on the charges preferred by tbat body
several weeks ago. Dr. Spear, hia counsel,
moved to quash the principal specifications,
aa they failed to indicate time or place After
warm debates, tne moderator granted a mo
tion to strike out the specifications- Talmage
then demanded investigations upon these
very charges. The peopT wanted to know If
they were true If they were not investigated
he would appeal to the King's County Grand
Jury. He would walre all technicalities and
show he hsd done no wrong. It was finally
decided to try Talmage on all the specifica
tions. Went and Hontli.
Ex-Senatob Goldthwait, of Ala
bama, died on tbe 16th.
Three revenue prisoners were re
leased from tbe Hsrtavllle, Tenn.; jail; by an
armed band of moonshiners on the 16th.
A decision was rendered ia the
United States District Court at 8U Paul,
Minn., on the 17th, in tbe case of the Ameri
can Mtddlinirs Purifier against John A. Chris-
tian H of., being the Minnesota branch of the
Satent cases lately tried tn St. Louie The
ecision by Judge Dillon Is that the patent
originally Issued covered onlr tbe process for
Improvement in tbe art of manufacturing
flour, and tbat the claim made under tbe reis
sued n tent, la nnanded to rover the process
for purifying middlings. This not being de
scribed in the original patent tbe claim Is un
tenable, and the patent so far as it refers to
the middlings purifier is void. The court does
rot enter into tbe question of infringement.
judge iseison concurs.
The commander of the British gun
boat Osprey, now at Sitka, reports tbat their
timely arrival, no doubt, saved the lives ot
the white inhabitants of that port, as the In
dians were making preparations to commence
hoWlitiee It is his opinion that nothing
short of permanent protection by the Govern
ment will enable the whites to live there with
out molestation from the Indians, and carry
on their trade and develop the resources of
the country. ine United States corvette
Alaska, which arrived at San Francisco from
New York on the 17th, has been ordered to
go to bilks.
The Sherift of Wallula, W. T., ar
rested Chief Moses on the 17th. Moses gave
bond and at once started for Washington
City. 8moholla. the most restless, influential
and dangerous Indisn on the coast is reported
to be in company witu atoses.
The long contest between the Sutro
Tunnel Company and the mining companies
of tbe COmstock lode waa finally concluded on
the ISth, when all parties gave their adhesion
to tne articles oi compromise
The Southern Bank at New Orleans
Twelve persons recently convicted
of counterfeiting were sentenced at Louis
ville, Ky., on the ISth, to various terms in the
penitentiary at Joliet, 111., by the United
The pork-packers of St. Louis killed
629,261 hogs during the season commencing
November 1st and ending March 1st.
The Supreme Lodge of the Ancient
Order of United Workingmen convened at
Nashville Tenn., on tbe ISth. Representa
tives were present from sixteen Statee
There were 406 deaths in the Order during the
past year: amountpaid, (640,(100; yellow fever
losses. C52.0U0. The growth of the Order
during the year la reported to hare been un
precedented iu ita nisiory.
The Irish Catholics of the North
western States have formed an association the
chief object of which is to assist poor and
worthy people of that church to secure homes
upon lands in tne west.
Tub Mechanics1 and Traders1 Bank,
of New Orleans, suspended on the 19th.
A shooting affray occurred at Vicks-
burg, Miss., ou the night of the ISth, between
Capt. W. F. Fitzgerald, Capt. W. H. Andrews
and . L. Greene Andrews and Greene
were killed almost Instantly and Fitzgerald
dangerously wounded. The difficulty origi
nated about a Hibernian meeting at which
Andrews was elected President. Fitzgerald
claimed to still be President of tbe soci
ety ard denounced the election of An
drews as a farce Greene took exceDtiona to
r luge raid's remarks and attempted to draw a
weapon. ruxgeraid drew nntt and shot
Greene through the heart. Andrews then
shot Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald shot Andrews.
Rev. James DeKoven, Dean of Ra
cine (Wis.) College, died very suddenly on
the 19th. Dr. DeKoven wss about forty-
seven years of sge, and had been connected
with Riiciue College for the past twenty Tears.
Pine ville, McDonald County, Mo.,
was almost entirely destroyed by fire on the
morning of the lllth. Only the court-house,
oue hotel and two business nouses escaped
destruction. - -
Maurice Barrymore, B. C. Porter
and a female attache of the Wood and Barry
more theatrical combination were in the
depot at Marshall. Texas, on the night of the
19th waiting for a train, when James Currie,
a detective entered and made slighting re
marks about the lady to which exceptions
were taken by Barrymore and Porter. After
some words Currie drew his revolver and
shot Porter, killing him almost Instantly,
and turning shot Barrymore through the el
bow, the ball coming out under the left
shoulder. Currie was arrested.
Nine County Judges were indicted in
Judge Rives' Court at Lynchburg, Vs., on the
20th, for refusing to allow negroes to serve
The Congressional Apportionment
bill which has just been passed by the Indiana
Legislature gives the Democrats nine dis
tricts and the Republicans four, three of tbe
latter said to be doubtful if the Democrats
and Nationals combine
All of the Clearing House banks at
New Orleans, fifteen in number, announced a
temporary suspension on the 20th. One mill
Inn dollars has been sent to the banks from
New York City.
The Toledo National Bank has been
robbed of about $2,000 in snbstdlary coin by
its janitor, a colored man.
A terrible prairie fire recently oc
curred in Republic and Cloud Counties, Kan-
About one hundred houses were con
sumed, also large quantities of grain, farm
ing implements, etc But one life was re
Archbishop Purcell has published
a letter stating that not more than 500,000
was deposited with him, the rest is the result
of compound interest: thst for more than
twenty years no general collection has been
taken up for the support of the Diocesan
Seminary, the entire burden ot educating
priests failing upon the Archbishop.
Kearney, the California agitator,
was unmercifully beaten on the 20th, by a citi
zen of Santa Ana, CaL, whom he had vilified
in a speech delivered at that place
In the recent election in Louisiana
for members ot the Constitutional Conven
tion, the Democrats carried one hundred dis
tricts and the Republicans thirty-four.
A St. Louis Globe-Democrat special
on the 21st stated that another terrible prairie
Ore occurred in Lincoln County, Kan., burn
ing the house and all tbe property of Mr.
Montgomery, living on Bitter Creek, and do
ing much other damage. A little eon of Mr.
Montgomery, twelve years old perished In tbe
flames, and Mr. Montgomery snd Isaac Paff
and a neighbor who attempted to save Mont
gomery were badly burned and died In a few
Tne entire business portion on the
west side of the public square at Tyler, Tex., j
was burned by incendiaries on tbe night of
The Committee of the Order of
United Workingmen In session at Nashville,
Tenn., on the 22d, elected the following offl
.eers for the ensuing year: John Frizzell,
Nashville, Supreme Master Workman; Rod
erick Rose, Iowa, Supreme Foreman; M. W.
Fish, California, Supreme Overseer; M. W.
Sackett, Pennsylvania, Supreme Recorder;
S. E. Davis Ohio, Supreme Receiver; H. C.
Henth, Wisconsin, Supreme Guide; E. W.
Boynton, Illinois, Supreme Watchman; Le
Roy Andrews, New York, Supreme Trustee
Ther were Installed by P. 8. M. W. McNair,
of Pennsylvania, and entered upon the dis
charge of their dutiee A resolution printed
on white satin, with thanka from tbe Mem
phis lodges for having assisted them during
the epidemic, was adopted.
The Socialists of Chicago had a grand
ball on the night of the 23d to commemorate,
as the programme expressed, the dawn of 11b
rriyof 1S4& and 1S71 the Paris Commune.
About 25,001) persons were present. There
were no speeches, but a liberal displsy ot
gU3B was made
. During a severe storm at Memphis,
Tenn., on the night of the 23d, the Memphis
cotton and woolen mills were struck by light-
nlng'and entirely consumed. Loaa ahont M -
D00; Insured for $00,000.
- A tornado at Millidgeville, Ga., on
the 23d, swept away Oeononee bridge, demol
ished nouses and unroofed stores.
Gold has been discovered about
thirty miles southeast or Wichita, Kae Sev
eral companies have already been formed for
working the mines. One ton of ore Is said to
have assayed S3.UUU.
The New Orleans banks resumed
payment on the 24th.
About two thousand farm houses in
the vicinity ot Szegedin have been destroyed
by the flood. Forty thousand cattle and
horses and about 100,000 head of sheep were
The Nationalists at Belfast, Ireland,
on the 17th, stoned the police who tried to
prevent them from entering prohibited dis
tricts. The police finally fired on the proces
f The Russians have evacuted Adrian
ople. Waddingtow will probably with
draw from the French Cabinet. Fournler or
Gambetta will succeed him.
The Portuguese explorer, Piuto, has
arrived at Pretonla, 8outh Africa, with eight
followers, all that remained of 400 with whom
he set out on his expedition. . .
In the Germ an Reichstag, on the 17th,
the report explanatory of the action of the
Government In Instituting a petty state of
siege in Berlin was discussed. Herr Lleb
knecht. Socialist, strongly censored the meas
ure which he pronounced wholly unjustified,
and declared that his party waa the party of re
form, not revolution. He defended' the course
of Socialist Deputies in not rising from their
sests when cheers were given for the Em
peror. The President ot the Reichstag, amid
cheers, remarked tbat this conduct offended
the moral sense of the Chamber. Herr Lleb
knecht continued. "If a Republic is estab
lished in Germany He was unable to finish
the sentence in consequence of the uproar
which tbe words provoked. Tbe President
threatened to deprive him of his right of
speech. Tbe tumult at the time waa inde
scribable The French Minister of Finance, on
the 17th, repaid to the Bank ot France, tt5,-
000,000 francs, the last Installment of the
milliard borrowed from the bank during the
The business portion of Meriden,
Out., was burned on the 18th. Loss, (75,000.
The Belgian explorer, Wauthier, has
died of dysentery In Central Africa.
The St. Petersburg Oolos states that
It is more than probable that Russia has no
tified Turkey of her intention to leave troops
south of the Balksns until she Is guaranteed
against the payment of the war Indemnity,
being prejudiced by the terms of the prolect-
n . . i . . . . i. i
CU iUIMDU 1U.U.
Three thousand Italians intend to
establish a colony on the southern coast of
New Guinea during the coming summer,
Menottl Garibaldi and a fellow-soldier named
Achilla Fazsrri are the initiators and leaders
of tbe enterprise Tbey have a capital ot Kv
uuu,uuu aire a iy secured.
A Kingston, Jamaica, dispatch on
the 19th stated tbat the British steamer Boli-
rer, plying between Liverpool and St. Thomas,
came in collision with the Haytlan steamer
Michel. The latter sank and sixty v
One hundred and twenty thousand
persons were rendered homeless by the recent
overflow at Szegedin. Eighty-two hundred
ont of ten thousand bouses hare fallen, and
1.900 persona were drowned. Tbe waters
were subsiding ou the 19th, and the adjacent
towns were out oi danger.
Trouble is anticipated between the
Burmese and British.
Bismarck's protective measures will
undoubtedly pass the Reichstag by a consid
An English company is about to start
at Flushing, Holland, for the Importation of
American meat, alive and dead, for the Ger
The Wigan rolling mills at Lanca
shire, England, has suspended payments. It
is one of the largest concerns in the district.
Eight officers of the Imperial Guard
at SU Petersburg hare been arrested as Ni
"J.'hs influence of Count Schouvaloff
is again supreme at St Petersburg.
The Sultan, in receiving the creden
tials of Sir Alexsnder Malet as Minister Pleni
potentiary of Great Britain, on tbe 20th,
stated that he wished to publicly recognize
the service rendered him bv the British Gov
ernment during the hour ef his trial and mis-
Warlike preparations ate being
made by the King of Burmah. . The Burmese
residents of Rangoon have been summoned
home the King thretenlng to hare their fami
lies executed lu case oi non-com puance
Sir Bartle Arere has been in
formed br Sir Michael Hicks Besch, tbe
Colonial Secretary that "the Government
are unable to find any evidence of urgent ne
cessity, which alone could justify vour taking
without their full knowledge and sanction, a
course almost certain to result in wsr, which
I hsd previously Impressed you. every effort
should hsre been made to avoid." Lord
Chelmsford writes tbat it is very desirable
that a Major-General be sent to South Africa
The election of Paul De Cassagnao
to the French Chamber of Deputies has been
declared valid by that body.
The French floating battery Arro-
gante sprung a leak during firing prac
tice on the 19th, off Hyeres, a storm In tbe
meantime having arose, and she sank before
assistance could reach her. Forty-seven men
were drowned out of the crew of 122.
In his negotiations with Greece the
Turkish Grand Vizier declares that he will
act in conformity with the views of tbe Brit
ish and French Governments.
Capital punishment has been re
stored In Switzerland.
The biographer of Heine, Adolph
8trodtman, is dead.
Complete anarchy prevails at Man-
Senor Cast el a r and 103 former
Deputies of the Spanish Cortes have Issued a
manifesto to the Democratic party. They an
nounce as their programme a sincere return
to the constitution of 1869, which proclaimed
religions and educational liberty, freedom of
tbe press and liberty ot meeting and associa
tion. Russia has decided upon a new con
ciliatory line of policy toward Turkey and
The judgment of tbe court-martial
In the Grosser Kurfnrst collision will probab
ly not be made public, the Emperor having
expressed a desire to that effect.
The French Chamber of Deputies,
on the 23d, adopted a resolution that the Sen
ate and Chamber meet in Congress for the re
rision of the Constitution, enabling the Leg
islature to sit at Paris instead ot Versaillee
The London Time reports that there
were shocks ot earthquake in Northern Per
sia on the 22d and Sid. Minaeh was much
damaged, and the adjacent Tillages of Tark
and Mannan totally destroyed, uutoi i,tw
inhabitants ouly a few escaped.
Greece asks for the intervention of
the powers in the settlement ot the frontier
Sixty-seven houses in . Wetlianka,
Russia, are to be burned by order of the
plague was reported there on the 2tth.
A Paris dispatch states that Minister
Ferry, addressing his departmental staff, de
clared that the Republic would respect the
right of conscience and religious liberty, but
would insist upon the complete and formsl
observance of tbe concordat, Implying tbnt It
had hitherto been Infringed upon by the
Washdiotos, March 19.
Ihe following is a com plete list of
committees of the Senate, Forty-sixth
Congress, appointed to-day:
Standing Committees On Privileges and
Elections, Salisbury, chairman; Hill ot Ga.,
Kernan, Bailev, Houston, Vance, Cameron of
Wis., Hoar, liigalls.
On Foreign Relations Eaton, chairman;
Johnston, Morgan, Hill ot Ga., Pendleton,
Hamlin, Conkling, Kirkwood, Carpenter.
un rmanee nayaru. cnairman; lvernan,
Wallace, Voorhees, Beck, Morrill, Ferry,
.foncs ox ptev., Allison.
On Appropriations Davis of W. Va., chair
man ; W ithers. Beck, Wallace, Eaton, Win
dom, Allison. Blaine Booth.
On Commerce Gordon, chairman : Ransom.
Randolph, Hereford, Coke, Conkling, McMil
lan, uonea ot piev., unanaier. -
On Manufactures (J rover, chairman; Mc
Phenon, Williams, Rollins, Dawes.
On Agriculture Johnston, chairman; Da
vis, of W. Vs., Hampton, Slater, Paddock,
On Military Affairs Randolph, chairman;
Cockrell, Msxey, Grover, Hampton, BurnsiJe,
Plumb, Cameron, of Pa., Logau.
On Naval Affairs McPherson, chairman;
Wbyte, Jones of Fie, Vance, Farley, Anthony,
Blaine, Cameron of Pe, Chandler.
On Judiciary Thurman, chairman; Mc-
IJonalrl, Bayard. Garland, Lamar, Davis of
111., Edmunds, Conkling, Carpenter.
On Post-offices and Post-roads Maxey,
chairman; Saulsbnrv, Bailey, Houston, Ilar
ler. Groome, Ferry, llamlii., Kirkwood.
On Public Lands McDonald, chairr.ian;
Jones of Fie, Grover, McPherson, Walker,
Plumb, Paddock, Booth, Hill ot Col.
On Private Lind Claims Edmunds, chair
man: Allison. Windom, Davis of III., Jonas.
Indian Affairs Coke, chairman ; Pendleton,
Walker, Slater, Williams, Allijon. IngaUs,
On Pensions Withers, chairman; McPher
son, Groome, Call, Farley, Ingalls, Kellogg,
On Revolutionary Claims Anthony, chair
man ; Dawes, McMillan, Jones ot Fie, Hill of
On Claims Cockrell, chairman; Hereford,
Harris, Groome, Houston, McMillan, Camer
on ot Wis., Teller, Hoar.
On Districtof Columbia Harris, chairman ,
Wbyte, Withers, Butler, Vance, Ingalls, Rol
lins, Dawes, McMillan.
On Patents Kernan, chairman ; Coke, Sla
ter, Call, Booth, Hoar, Piatt.
On Public Buildings and Grounds Jones,
of Fie, chairman; Saulsbury, Vest, Dawes,
On Territories Garland, chairman; Butler,
Vest, Slater, Saunders, Kellogg. Logan.
On Railroads Ransom, chairman ; Lamar,
Eaton, Grover, Williams, Pendleton, Jonas,
Dawes, Teller, Saunders, Wiudom.
On Mines and Mining Hereford, chairman ;
Gordon, McDonald, Farley, Cameron of Pe,
Plumb, Hill of Col. -
Rerision of Laws Wallace, chairman; Ker
nan, Davis of 111., Hoar, McMillan.
Ou Education and Labor Bailey, chair
man; Gordon, Maxey, Randolph, Buinside,
Morrill, Bruce, Sharon.
On Civil Service and Retrenchment Butler,
bbairman; White, Beck, Walker. Teller.
To Audit and Control Contingent Expenses
of the Senate Hill of Ge, chairman; Davis
of W. Ve, Jones of Ner.
On Printing Whyte, chairman, Ransom,
On Library Voorhees. chairman: Ransom:
On Rules Morgan, chairman; Cockrell,
On Engrossed Bills Conkling, chairman;
tones, oi .evatm, vvitners.
On Enrolled Bills Vance, chairman; Call,
On Improvement of the Mississippi River
ano its inouutncs umar, chairman; cock
rell. Harris, Jonas.' Blaine Kellogg.
On Transportation Routes to the Seaboard
Beck, chairman ; Johnston, Voorhees, Hamp
ton, Cameron, oi ma., vameron, .oi t a ,
Select Committees To examine the several
branches of the Civil Service Vest, chair
man ; Eaton, Gordon, Logan, Hamlin.
To take into consideration the state of the
law respecting, ascertaining and the declara
tion of the result of the elections of the Pres
ident and Vice-President of the United States
Morgan, chairman; Bayard, Thurman,John-
ston, Garland, Davis ol 111., Edmunds, Conk
To Investigate finance reports, books snd
accounts of the Treasury Department Davis
of W. Ve, chairman; Beck. Whyte, Ingalls,
Dawes, (and it is provided tbst such commit
tee shall hsre all the rights and power con
ferred by the resolution of Nor. 19, 1877,
creating the original committee on that sub
ject.) To make provision for taking the Tenth
Census Pendleton, chairman; Morgan, Ker
nan, Harris, Davis of 111 , Morrill, Cameron of
To inrestlgate and report on the best means
of preventing the introduction and spread of
epidemic diseases Harris, chairman ; Lamar,
Garland, Jonas, Ptddock, Sharon, Piatt.
To Inquire into rJIeged frauds iu late elec
tions Wallace, chairman; Bailey, Garland,
McDonald, Kernan, Teller, Cameron of Wie.
Kirkwood and lloir, (and it is provided that
such committee shall hsve all rights and
powers conferred by resolutions of December
7th and 19tb, ISTH, creating the original com
mittee, and of February 27, 1879, adding to
To examine Into circumstances connected
with the removnl ot the Northern Cheyennes
from the Sioux Reservation to Indian Territo
ry Kirkwood. chairman; Dawes, Plumb,
Coke and Bailey.
To inquire :nto claims of citizens ot the
United Stat5 against the Government of
Nicaragua! imnton. chairman: Conkling
Kirkwood, Es.-n and Morgan.
The ivesident's Message.
The following is the President's mes
Fellow-eitisens of tbe Senate and noose ot Kep-
The failure of last Congress to make req
uisite appropriations for legislative and ju
dicial purposes, for expenses of the several
Executive Departments ot the Government,
and for the support of the army, has made it
necessary to call a special session of the
rortv-aixtn coogrese ihe estimates oi tne
appropriations nteded wbleh were sent to
Congress by tbe Secretary of the Treasury at
the opening of the last session are renewed
and herewith transmitted to both Senate and
Honse of Representatives. Regretting tbe
existence of the emergency which requires a
special session of Congress at a time when it
ia the general judgment of the country that
the public welfare will be best promoted by
permanency in our legislation, and by peace
and rest, 1 rommend these few necessary
measures to your considerate attention.
ISlgneOJ ftTTTUKRFORD D- ilATESt
Washikotox . March I?.
Accompanying the President's mes
sage are estimates from the Secretary
of the Treasury of money needed for
the army and legislative, executive ana
judicial branches of the Government.
These estimates are the same as those
submitted at the opening of the last
session, with the exception of items
provided for at that session. The last
Congress made provision for the Mili
tary Academy at West Point and for
fortifications ana armament, ints
leaves, according to estimates, $28,
840,500 yet to be appropriated for the
army. None of the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriations were
provided for even in part. The esti
mate for these expenses is $16,520,601.
To these appropriations are also to
be added the item tor court expenses,
which is generally placed in the Sun
dry Civil bill, but which was left out of
that bill at the last session. The esti
mate for these expenses is $3,000,000.
As a General thing the Major part
of our Western men are Colonels. SL
Picture frames are not always bung
on account of their guilt any more than
men. Fond du Lac Reporter.
Plague Commission. A fresh case of
Senate, 31 arch IS No business transacted.
Hotue. Bills introduced: To prevent the
over-insurance ot buildings by agents, and
providing that any agent wuoshallover insure
any building shall forfeit his lictnse; provid
ing for the punishment of persons injuring or
ueiacmg nrniges or o.ner pnmic property:
amending tne law relating to taxation to al
low the introduction of parole testimony, to
show in suits for tbe collection ot delinquent
taxes mat tne lands mentioned in the petition
are the same ai those placed upon the dupli
cate and assessed amending the municipal
code to provide that tn all cities the fiscal
year shall end on the 31st day of December.
Senate, March 19. Bills passed : Providing
for the purchase ot tents for tbe Ohio Na
tional Guards; fixing the compensation of
members ot tbe General Assemblr at 1.000
L per term; amending section 5 of an act to
matte .iuYision lor ine incorporation oi cem
etery associations; House bill No. 447, to au
thorize the sale of certain lands; regulating
the fees of Conuty Auditors, Clerks of Courts,
Probate Judges, Sheriffs. Treasurers and Re
corders, and to repeal certain acts. Bills in
troduced: To change the Fourth Judicial
District: to establish a Tenth Judicial Dis
trict and the subdivisions thereof ; to estab
lish courts of conciliation in each county to
adjust all differences between employer and
emplove: providing that the chief engineer
oi tue ooara ot ruouc nor Kb shall appoint
an resiueni engineers oc tne public works.
House. Bills introduced: Providing that
one-fourth the number of stockholders of sny
raue association snail constitute a quorum
for the transaction ot business, instead ot a
majority as at present required ; prescribing
regulations lor tne transportation ot pe
troleum or otner oils or other liquids
Luruugu piped ot irou or otner ma
terial constructed for that porpose
providing that paupers shall be Sup
ported ry tne rowntnip in wntcn thev
are located, and all bills paid by the township
until they are delivered to the countv iniirin
ary directors; providing or the holding of
church property by Boards ot Trustees; to
regulate the studv of anatomy and to prevent
iramc in iiuman oouies; amending tne crimi
nal code so as to tlx the penalty for tbe crime
of rape upon a sister or daughter or female
child under twelve years of age at death or
imprisonment for life, and upon any
o'ber female at death or impris
onment iu ine penuenttary lor a
term cot less than ten years, the jury con
victing the criminal to fix the penalty; to
prevent fraud In the manufacture and sale of
commercial fertilizers. Mr. Shenick's bill to
amend section number twenty eight of an act
relating to roads and highways was passed.
Mr. Bohl's bill making it unlawful for any
school director or member of a Board ot Ed
ucation to have a rote in employiug any
teacher who is related by blood or marriage
to said memoer was indefinitely postponed.
Senate, March 20. Bills passed : Providing
tbat inn aud boarding house keepers shall
provide suitable and sufficient fire escapes to
permit courts to render judgment as In default
i or any pan oi piaintiu's claim not disputed
without prejudice to that part disputed;
House hill No. 193, allowing women to become
Jome. Bill No. C33. allowing a guardian to
borrow money and encumber his ward's prou-
erty to pay indebtedness which constitutes a
lien upon the property at the time of the
guarui in s appointment, was passed.
Senate, March 21. Several local bills were
passed. Mr. Bohl's advertising bill was taken
from the table and after being amended so as
to provide that advertisements may be insert
ed in German newspapers on application of
the judgment debtor, was passed by a vote of
to to LU.
Home. The committees investigating rail
road discrimination in regard to oil freights
and to investigate tbe charges acriiv st Judge
Joseph Cox were empowered to employ ste
nographers to taKe testimony at ao per day
each. Bills introduce J: To refund tne pub
lic debt of tbe State which ! redeemable
after June 30. 1381: authorizing the Board of
Public Works to rebuild the five locks on tbe
Wabash Canal between the junction of said
canal with the Miami and Erie Canal and the
Indiana State line; requiring persons who
buy goods to give notice to the creditors of
the parties from whom they buy; to enable
loan associations to close up by providing
means of ascertaining each member's indebt
edness, and permitting them to withdraw
from the association on the liquidation of tbe
same; defining and amending the law tn re
gard to tue descent of property.
Senate, March 22. Bills passed : Granting
the right of way over certain lands belonging
to the State ot Ohio and over the Miama &
Erie Cnnal and Swan Creek in the city of To
ledo to tbe Toledo & Grand Rapids Railroad
company lor ine purpose oi constructing,
maintaining snd operating a railroad; to reg
ulate insurance companies doing an insurance
business in the State of Ohio and to allow
companies to insure plate glass and steam
House. Bills introduced: To provide for
tue organization ot companies to supply
water the same as otner companies; provid
ing for the optional licensing of. saloons by
cities and villages ; providing for publishing
by the State, iu full binding, 25,000 copies of
tbe consolidated laws, and their distribution
to the various State, judicial, county and
township officers; providing for the proper
drawing oi Junes; compelling any person con
veying any lot in any plan or subdivision or
addition to lots already laid out iu a mu
nicipal corporat ion, village or hamlet to have a
map or plot of such subdivision or addition re
corded, for violation of which a penalty of
(50 is fixed ; to refund certain taxes where
payment was enjoined by the court after be
ing paid; giviug surveyors the right to certi
fy to plats of villages or hamlets. Bills
passed: Providing for the location, establish
ment and construction of a new ditch, In part,
and for the alteration, changing, straighten
ing, cleaning out, widening, deepeulng, ex
tending and otherwise improving certain
ditches, drains and water courses in the
counties of Seneca snd Sandusky; author
izing the Registrar of Virginia Military school
lands at Mansfield to cose the business of the
office; compelling township trustees to renew
their bonds when they shall become insuffi
cient. V.i .. tr.H.1 O I A! r T.ii TiatriTi nfTn-wl .
Senate joint resolution, providing that tbe
Governor shall appointacommissiou of three,
who shall examine into the condition ot the
chronic insane and who shall report as to the
Eropriety and feasibility of constructing a
ospttal for their use. Referred to tbe Com
mittee on Benevoleut Institutione Mr. Lord
offered a resolution providing for the appoint
ment ot a committee oi two on tue part oi tue
Senate and one ou the part of tbe House to
Investigate tbe rumors and reports concern
ing the Superintendent of the Soldiers' and
Sailors' Orphans' Home. Refcrrcl to the
Committee on the fcoldiers' and Sailors,
Orphans' Home. A communication from the
Governor appointing Thomas D. S yles, of
Fort Jefferson, Darke County, as Trustee of
the Davton Asylum for five teirs fio.n April
4, was referred to the Committee ou Benevo
House The following bill was Introduced:
Regulating admission to the bar by providing
tbat application shall not be made in any
county before sx months residence in that
county. Mr. Estill's bill decreasing the dog
tax from one dollar to fifty cents ou each dog
listed was discussed and lost. Mr. Achauer's
bill requiring insurance companies to pay into
the State Treasury the cost of the examina
tion of their com panics aud making it option
al with tbe Insurance Co npanles whether he
shall examine insurance comparies or not was
read the third time and passed.
A Forward Season.
An old negro named Sam Clark, who
counts a Griswold street lawyer among
his friends, called at his law-shop yes
terday with a very anxious look on his
face, and said:
" Boss, Ize clean twisted up dis time,
an' I want to ax a few queshuns."
" Well, go ahead, Sam."
Well, all de whito folks tells me
dat de sezun am at leas'1 a month ahead.
I h'ars 'em talkin' 'bout it on de kyars
an' all ober."
Yes, this is a very forward spring.
I think we are at least a month ahead?'
" Well, if dat's de case, will de Fo'th
o' July come on de fo'th o' June, or
when, an hain't April fule day dun
gone an' passed by two weeks?"
The lawyer tried to explain, but Sam
was more mixed than before. He
scratched his head and went slowly out,
but in half an hour he returned with a
face longer than ever.
(Jot that through your head yet?"
asked the lawyer.
- F' de Lawd, but Ize bin struck
agin!1' whispered the African. ' If we
am a month ahead now, dis ya'r will
either have thirteen months or only
'leven!. Splain dat, now!" '
But the lawyer couldn't, and Sam
went out saying. -:
" Dese white folks am a werry curus
set, dey is. Dey go an git de sezun all
outer gear, an' den a nigger can't tell
whether to plant taters or. dodge ici
cles!" Free Press. , . i . .
The Son of Adam and: Eve. '
Captain Bob, who died last Saturday
afternoon, was buried in the Catholic
cemetery last Sunday afternoon at one
o'clock. He was buried from St. Mary's
Church, Rev. Father Manogue officiat
ing. Captain Bob was confined to his
bed about ten weeks. - The cause of
death was lung disease. Six weeks be
fore his death he lost afi hopes of re
covery, and sent for his old friend. Fa
ther Manogue, to prepare him for the
next world. Under. . strange circum
stances, fifteen years ago. Father Man
ogue baptized Adam and Eve, parents
of the great Piute chief. In 1863 Adam
called often at the old Catholic Church
in this city, and was hospitably received
by the pastor, both on acccount of his
advanced age and his kind and genial
disposition. The church doors being
continually open, whenever the door of
the pastoral residence was closed Adam
entered the church and remained until
access to the basement was free. Prob
ably wearied from waiting in the church,
the Piute patriarch made the best use
possible of his time of expectation
and anxiety. The fourteen stations of
the cross were very attractive to ad
vanced Christians, and possessed more
than a charm for the Septuagenarian
Piute. He passed more than minutes
before each station, and returned .day
after dav in making the rounds of the
fourteen. It is needless to say that the
stations are the history of the last trials
and troubles, the insults, the mockery
and derision, as well as the final agony
and crucifixion of our Divine Lord.
The paintings being life-like, fresh,
vigorous, and well-colored, had more
than a passing attraction for the vivid
fancy of the untutored and simple old
Piute chief. . . ; . , -..
Hence he passed many an hour and
many a dav pondering over the tragic
scenes. While making the stations one
day, in his own Piute way, the pastor
passed through the church and old
Adam approached, desiring an expla
nation of the sorrowful scenes. A full
explanation given, the old man for
some moments remained pensive. Aft
er a few minutes he expressed his wish
to become a Christian. . Having under
stood that some time was required for
the transmutation he expressed his de
sire to commence. A month e'apsea
and he was baptized he and his old
wrinkled wife Eve. Adam and Eve
were, therefore, baptized by the Rev.
Father Mano?ue in the Church of St.
Mary's in the Mountains, in 1863.
After bis baptism, Adam brought
along his children, even to the fourth
generation, and -they were also bap
tized. Nearly all the Piutea roaming
the hills from here to Coino, as well as-
many along Walker River, Pyramid.
Lake, the Humboldt, and the sink of
the Carson are Christians. : They have
never had a chance of being properly
instructed. They are humbly and sim
ply good. If any immorality be tracea
ble to their midst the solution is found
in their contact with the civilized and
" noble white man." - A sorrowful ad
mission, but as true as it is sad. Old
Adam is buried in the old Catholic Cem
etery beyond the hills; Captain Jim, his
son, was buried last St. Patrick's Day
from St, Mary's, and' the well-known
Piute chief. Captain Bob, was honored
by hundreds of weeping Piutea at the
last funeral rites in St. Mary's Church
on Sunday, February 16, and is now
resting in the new Catholic Cemetery,
in the same grave with his brother,
Captain Jim. All the Piutes respected
old Adam; his relations loved him. -Hence
the reason of their attachment
to St. Mary's Church.
Captain Hob and bis folks were al
ways in earnest in their religious belief,
and, as far as their knowledge went,
they had the fullest faith. An evidence
of Captain Bob's faith is that on one oc
casion he and his wife walked in a dis
tance of sixty miles for the purpose of
having their month-old child baptized.
At Captain Bob's funeral last bundav
Captain Charley, Humboldt Sam and .
buckskin Bob had charge of the secular
business, and, with three other equally
distinguished Piute Captains, acted as
pall-bearers in the journey to the cem
The Piutes, wbo turned out in strong
force, were greatly pleased with, the
funeral and all the ceremonies incident,
to it. Their own religion differs very-
little from that of most Christian peo
ples, except that the masses know noth-
ncr of a Savior. 1 bey believe in a uoa
and a heaven; also in a devil and a helL
Pahsoh" is their name for (rod, and
they call their devil Aviadagi." In
their heaven all the good are reunited
after death, and live forever without
hunger or thirst and in perfect happi
ness. In their hell the wicked dwell in
a great desert, fenced in with pteep and
rocky mountains. - The sand of this .
desert burns the feet, and thirst parches
the throats of those who inhabit this re
gion. Here the wicked wander forever.
They are continually deluged by mi
rages; but alkali water, which adds to
their torture, is the only relief they find,
and when they attempt to pass the
mountain barriers, they are driven
back by devils armed with flaming
Old Adam, the first convert, was
never so happy as when in and about
the Catholic Church. During the last
years of his life he haunted the church
and studied the mysteries there taught -in
his dreamy way day after day. He
seemed to think it but a step from heav
en the nearest approach on earth to
the heaven above. Nevada Enterprise.
A Carious Island.
Botel Tobago is an island in the
South Seas which has been visited by a
party of United States naval officers.
They were surveying: a rock east of the
South Cape of Formosa, and called at
this island. They found a curious race
of Malay stock. These aborigines did
not know what money was good for.
Nor had they ever nsed tobacco or rum.
They gave the officers goats and pigs
for tin pots and brass buttons, and hung
round the vessel all day in their canoes
waiting for a chance to dive for some
thing which might be thrown over
board. They wore clouts only, ate
toro and yams, and had axes, spears
and knives made of common iron.
Their canoes were made without nails, '
and were ornamented with geometri
cal lines. They wore the beards of
goats and small shells as ornaments.
Such is the account of these strange
people given by Dr. Siegfried, in a let
ter read at the last meeting of the
Philadelphia Academy of Natural