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VOLUME XE WELLNGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1879. . NUMBER' 35.
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J. H- DICKSON.
TTORNEY-AT-LAW. Wellington. O.
OIB.iv in Rank Building, 34 floor."
. W. F. HERRICK,
ATTORNEY n.l Counsellor at Law.
Benedict's Uick, 34 floor, Wellington.
B. a. JOniCSOK. L. MCLSAH .
JOHNSON M cLEAN,
VTTORNEY3 snd Cnonsrllon. at Law
Elvru. a Office No. S Mum Block
J. W. HOUGHTON,
NOTARY rURLIC. Office in Hough
ton's Ding Store, East Side Public
ARTHUR W. NICHOLS.
NOTARY PUBLIC. Loan an J Collection
AvnU Boiiiu-at entrusted to myoare
will receive prompt attention. With John
son it MeLancNo. 3 Mnsy's Block, Elyris.
DK. J. BUST,
HOMEOPATH 1ST. Residence and of
fice, West Side Public Square.
- DR. R. HATHAWAY,
HOMEOPATHIC Physician and Sur
geon. Office, st residence, west aide
Kelly Street. Wellington, Ohio.
. FLOUR, EEEU. ETC.
H. B. HAMLIN,
Dealer in Floor, Fred. Grain, Ms Salt,
. Etc Weraoae, Weat Side
Railroad Street. Wellington, Ohio
IF YOU WANT a firat-clasa Shave, Hair
Cut. or Shampoo, call at Robinsou's O.
K. Shaving Saloon, Liberty Strict. A full
assortment f Hair Oils, Pomades Mil Hair
Restoratives, We also keep the best brand
of Rasurs, and warrant them. Razors houed
ox ground to order. ' E. T. ROBINSON.
TI ELLINGTON PLANING MILL.
II Manufacturer and dealer in Sash,
Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Battings, Lumber.
Shingles, Lath, Cheese snd Batter Boxes.
Scroll Sawing. Hatching and Planing done
to older. D. L. Wadswotth. Prop. Office,
H. WADSWORTH A SON,
Dealers in Lumber, Lath, Shingle. Itoors,
Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, and Dressed
Lumber of all sorts. Ysnl near Hamlin's
Feed Store, Wellington. Ohio.
J. H. WIGHT,
DEALER IN Clocks, Watches, Jewelry.
Silverware, Gold Pens, etc. aWShop
in Houghton's Drag Stole.
B. 8. HOLLENBACH,
MERCHANT TAILOR, in Union Block,
Room C S8-tf .
FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Wellington.
Ohio. Dora a general dankicg busi
ness. Bays and sells N. Y. Exchange, Gov.
aranwnt onds, etc 8. 8. Wsrcer. P ma
Jen t, R. A. Hot r. Cashier.
PHOTOGRAPHER. Gallery in Arnold's
Block, Wellington, Ohio.
BRING YOUR PRINTING to the En
terpriss Office. All kinds of printing
done neatly and ronitly. Office West Side
Public Square, over Houghton's Drag Store.
". E. WELLS,
SADDLER AND HARNRESS MAKER.
The best workmen employed, and culy
the best stock used. All work done under
my immediate supervision. North side Me
chanic street. ll-16-ly
BOOTS AND 8H0ES.
W. H. ASH FORD,
MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Boots
. and Shoes snd sll kinds oi firl class
custom work. All work and mateiials fully
warranted. Shop, south side Liberty Street,
one door east of Otterhscker's Harness 8bop,
Wellington, Ohio. ll--ly
. B. N. GOODWIN,
THE INSURANCE AGENT, will be
tonnd at his office in Hasted Bros.'
Boot and 8hos Store, where be will be
plans H to see his old east u me is needing
anything in his line. Standard Companies
iepinted and istes reasonable. Losses
prom pity adjusted and paid at his agetcy.
E. G. FULLER,
DEALER IN Fresh and Salt Meet-. Bo
logna and Pork Sausage. Highest
market priae in eish psid Ur Beeves, Sheets
Hon. Hides. Ac Market, south side Lib
erty Street, one door west of Otterbscker
Harness Shop. 11-tMy
WH CUSHION A SON,
LIYKRY AND 8ALE STABLE. Choice
turnouts fnrnUhixt and ehaives rea
sonable. 8outh side Mechanic street, one
door east of American House. ' ll-lo-iy
DEALER IN BLOSSBURG COAL, the
finest article known for Blaekrouth
, ing. --. H'vse shoeing, repairing. He., prompt
- ty done, and satisfaction guaranteed. South
aids Mechaaie street. 1 1-15-1 y
Patli is spemliinf a fortune on her Welsh
Miss Kelloirsr, it is said, cues to Eurouv
to marry a Prince.
Penm-ylvaoia hits ailoplcd the New
Hampshire tramp law.
By the laws of Kansas, women have the
same property rights as men.
Mr. John G. AVhittier had but two sis
ters and both of them are dead.
Mr. G. W. Julian is about to begin the
practice of law in Washington.
. Mr. 8purgeon is writing weekly letters"
to his London dock from France.
There are few forcers in Rutwia. Only
one person in four hundred can read or
One hundred and seventy-four of the 632
students of the Boston University are
There are in Kiota. Japan, sixty-four
elementary schools. Education is com
A St. Louis man drank a pint and a half
of fiery whisky on a bet, and died in con
sequence. Kossuth has sent 350 francs as his con
tributhm for the relief of the people of
Sot hem has been suffering from gout,
and his hops in Dundreary have been in
A first-class club, the Parthenon, is to be
started in London, in which no liquor will
Two English girls have started a black
smith shop in Louisville, Ky and have
plenty to do.
Carlotta. of Austria and Mexico, never
speaks, and can with difficulty be perguail
ed to take food.
The two elevated railroads in New York
city are carrying an average of fifty million
passengers a year.
Although petroleum has been known to
exist in Japan for 1,200 years it was not
utilized until 1875.
Work baa been resumed on Strasburg
Cathedral and the restoration may be
completed this year.
English physicians in the rural districts
are adopting bicycles instead of hoi.-. as
a means of locomotion.
The New York Central railroad has
forbidden the sale of anything on the
trains, except books and papers.
Commodore Garrison has subscribed
$5,000 toward the bonus required to build
the Southern Hotel in St. Louis.
A Philadelphia firm is shipping street
cars to England, Germany and Australia.
Most ot tnem are "uouoie-aeckers."
The Philadelphia police very properly
have prohibited a competitive exhibition
of sheep slaughtering on the stage of a
A Scotchman has built a large mauu
factory tor chloride of potash .on the
borders of the lake that covers Sodom
Senator Gordon, of Georgia, has 40,000
acres of good land, managed by his son.
and on it he has 1,700 sheep, for which he
has a great fancy.
A portrait, said to bo the missins: one of
Shakespeare, has lieen discovered at Syd
ney, it nas Deen acspatcneu to .England,
insured for $25,000.
When the Princess of Wales went to
open a hospital in Norfolk in the middle
of April, snow eight inches deep was ly
ing on tne grounu.
Two-thirds -of the sugar imported at
San Francisco in the oast three months
paid no duty. It came Irom the Sand
wich Islands, duty free.
An old Chelsea tea set ot twenty-two
pieces, ornamented with a "deep blue
band and gilding was sold at a recent sale
in London for over $4,000.
The city government of Manchester,
N. H- voted to exempt from taxation ten
years all manufacturing enterprises where
not less In an noo,uuu is lnvestcu-
Thoinas Durant of North Solon, Ohio,
while engaged in boiling maple sugar in
the woods, slipped and fell backwards into
the boiling sap, and was so dreadfully
scalded that he died on the 8th instant.
Two trees have been found in Victoria,
Australia, that are larger than the biggest
trees of California. They are of the euca
lyptus variety, and measure 435 and 450
feet respectively. 1
. An inquiry into Irish endowed schools
has elicited the fact that in 1810 a school
at Rathvilly, Carlow was endowed with
$15,000 nnder the will or Benjamin D'ls
well, a broker in Dublin.
Superintendent Groves, of Delaware,
like many other wise men, holds that of
all the schools the primary school re
quires not only the highest teaching power
but the rarest personal fitness.
Four-fifths of the gloves made in the
United Slates are manufactured at G lo
vers ville, Fulton county, N. Y where a
population of 25,000 find profitable em
ployment in the industry.
Secretary Sherman, General Garfield and
Stanley Matthews have promised to be
present at the Ohio Republican State con
vention in May, and to speak at the ratifi
cation meeting following it.
The Rothschilds, of Vienna, have had
a magnificent railway carriage built, which
is to tun between Paris and Vienna for the
special convenience of members of the
great banking firm in each city.
The late Joseph Gillott, the steel pen
manufacturer, after he became rich, bad a
mania for collecting ol.i Italian instru
ments, and, although he. knew nothing
whatever about music, he became the
owner of 600 violins.
The city of Alkxma, Pa., is indebted to
the State for corporation taxes to the
amount of $4,208, and the authorities have
been notified that unless they pay up the
city will be put np at auction and knocked
down to the highest bidder.
Neeah Bay, at the northwestern part of
wasmngton Territory, is a raineraamp
locality. The average rainfall is 123
inches per annum. In 1864 there fell 132
inches, or eleven feet of water. In Feb
ruary of this year the fall was 24.83 inches
and in March 23.88 inches, or over four
feet in two months. What a help such
rains would be to our street cleaners.
A couple of Bucksport, Me., were mar
ried by a Justice. He afterwards discov
ered that his term had expired at the time
of the ceremony, and that it was illegal.
The "husband proposed a second marriage
but the woman said she believed she did
not care to, that she had had enough of
married life for the present, and she left
town for Boston.
A German inventor proposes to make
boots that will never wear out. He mixes
with water-proof glue a suitable quantity
of clean quartz sand which is spread on
thin leather sole employed as a founda
tion. These quartz soles are said to be
flexible and almost indestructable, while
they enable the wearer to walk safely over
The Mikado of Japan, who has reduced
his own expenses, lately entertained his
Ministers at dinner, and seized the occa
sion to reprehend their luxury and extrav.
nice. The Prime Minister has, in con
sequence, issued an order enjoining strict
economy in departments, and stopping
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iuruier expeuuuurc on puuiiv wvru.
Washington, May 14. Mr. Vest gave
notice of his intention to introduce a hill
proposing to organize the Indian Terri
tory into a state and providing for its ad
mission into the union. His. resolution
making inquiry as to whether any part of
the Indian Territory had been purchased
by the United States with the view of lo
cating Indians or freed men thereon was
agreed to. "
Mr. Lainar called up the bill reiorted
from.thc committee on judiciary toameud
the revised statutes so as to provide that if
two or more persons conspire either to
commit an oiTence against the United
States or to defraud the reveuue, and one
or more of such persons once actually com
mit such crime, all parties to the conspira
cy shall on conviction be fined $10.00n
and imprisoned not more than two years,
or both, at the discretion of the court.
All parts of the bill were passed upon
with the exception of what is known as
the legislative portions, which appropri
ated $3,8O0,0U0 for defraying the expenses
of the judiciary and fixing the pay of
jurors; providing how they shall be re
elected, repealing the test oatn, ana also
section 2,031; of the revised statutes, ex
cept so much thereof as relates to the pay
of supervisors of elections and all other
sections and laws authorizing the appoint
ment of chiet supervisors of elections,
special deputy marshal of elections, or
general deputy marshals having any
duties to perform in respect to any elec
tion, and prescribing their duties and
powers, and allowing them compensation.
Consideration was then resumed of the
legislative, executive and judicial appro
Mr. Kern an advocated the repeal of the
test oath and spoke against the use of the
army at elections.
At the close of Mr. Kernan's speech.
Thurmau obtained the floor and will ad
dress the senate to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Gordon, it was re
solved that the secretary of the treasury
be directed to inform the senate as to the
liability of states for direct taxes nnder
the law of August 1861, and acts amenda
Mr. Beck moved an amendment to the
legislative, executive an J iudicial appro.
Jination bill namely, in order to provide
o- the speedy payment of arrearages of
pensions, the secretary of the treasury is
authorized and directed to issue immedi
ately in payment thereof, that portion of
ten million dollars in legal tender curren
cy now in the treasury, kept as special
fund for the redemption of fractional cur
rency, etc. There are now over eight
million dollars remaining of the lund.
Mr. Beck during his remarks in favor
of the amendment, said the secretary of
the treasury, had increased the public
debt, and had by payment of double in
teres t, favored bondholders.
Mr. Paddock said that he had a conversa
tion this morning with the secretary, who
expressed the opinion that diversion of
money, reserved for redemption of frac
tional currency would not hasten the pay
ment of arrearages of pensions a single day,
as he was prepared to pay them" from time
to time, as the necessary papers were pre-
fiared. If it was proposed to use mony
n behalf of 'soldiers' arrears of pensions.
the plea was forced so far as the secretary
was couuiuwl, imI iiBwIioua np hi in
were therefore not warranted by his con
duct. Mr. Beck said the secretary of the treas
ury had some time ago stated that there
would be a deficit of $41,000,000, and there
fore it was necessary to limit arrearages
of pensions to $25,000,000. as in the act of
March 3, 1879, it appeared that in view of
this statement, and to provide for emer-
r-ncies. he asked for authoritv to issue
18,000.000 of four per cent bonds. The
amendment which he. Beck, had offered,
was designed to use the money belonging
to the people instead - of issuing
bonds, thus diniinishiug the deficit to
that extent If $41,000,000 heretofore
appropriated could not be divided pro
rata (and some must be favored) therefore
means should be provided to pay them
all. The secretary was doing a great
many things wrong and he ought to un
derstand that he must obey the law.
Mr. Morrill moved the amendment to
the pending amendment so that the secre
tary might use the money if necessary in
lieu of positive direction to do so. lie
said the funding act was executed accord
ing to law and that the secretary
had paid no more interest than he was
warranted in doing.
Mr. Ingalls said tne secretary held forty
per cent of legal tender notes for the pur
pose of maintaining resumption, which,
with Ue amount reserved for the redemp
tion of fractional currency, made $145,
000,000. which was in excess of what was
shown to be an available balance. The
retention of this forty per cent, was arbi
trary and without warrant of law. He
would put in circulation the money now
Mr. Teller said that the secretary of the
treasury on the 12th of February merely
declared that there would be a deficiency
and suggested whether it would not be
better to issue bonds than to take money
from the treasury. -
Mr. Paddock said that he understood
the secretary to say he could not pay two
million dollars a month to meet the de
mands of the pension bureau.
Mr. Pendleton did not design to ask a
question not entirely proper, but if the
senator had no objection he would like to
know when and where the senator had a
conversation with the secretary.
Mr. Pendleton replied that the result of
the last communication he knew of from
the secretary was on the 12th of
February, in - which he made a
statement that in order to pay
arrearages of pensions there must be eith
er additional taxes or sale of bonds.
Mr. Paddock Is the senator prepared
to state that the condition of the treasury
is now exactly as it was then f
Mr. Pendleton replied that if there was
any change -in the condition of the treas
ury, it ought to have been made officially
by the secretary, and not to a senator in
the cioak room. It only shows that offi
cial communications are not so clear and
authorative to a senutor as tbey would be
to the senate, and hence the great benefit
that would be derived from a personal ex
planation to this body, as proposed in
the bill recently introduced by him.
He was in favor of appropriating
the fund reserved for the redemption of
fractional currency for the payment of ar
rears of pensions.
Mr. Paddock remarked that the sena
tor had intimated that the secretary had
come upon this floor for the purpose of in.
fluencing legislation. It waa right in him
to ask questions of the secretary and it
was right for him to answer them as it
was right that he (Paddock) should com
municate the answer to tho senate.
Mr. Pendleton said he did not question
the right of the secretary to come here
and converse with the senator from Ne
braska. Mr. Edmunds suggested that the sena
tor from Ohio move his bill requiring the
secretary to appear here and answer ques
tions, as an amendment to the pending ap
propriation bill and tell the president Uiat
the operations of the government shall not
go on until he approved it.
Mr. Pendleton said that if the senator
from Vermont would vote for his bill he
would offer it immediately.
Mr. Edmunds replied that his sugges
tion was in tho direction of Reform, as
inaugurated on the other side.
Mr. Pendleton said that he could not
consider the suggestions from the senator
ou matters of such public importance.
Mr. Edmunds remarked that he had
made his suggestion for the benefit of his
friends on the other side.
Mr. Voorhees said that he this morning
saw the secretary of the treasury circulat
ing in this chamber; if this cloak-room
and back-door influence was to pre
vail, the sooner the bill of the sena
tor . from Ohio was passed, the better.
The surreptitious way of coming in was be
neath contempt. If a member of the cabi
net was not willing to take.the full meas
ure of responsibility, let him keep aw ty,
they did not want him to come and go in
this manner. When he (Voorhees) was a
member of the house he saw the secretary
of the treasury, Fesseuden, conversing
with members on public business, but
who left the hall when it was proposed
that he give to the house what he was
peddling over the floor, and now the sen
ate should resent the offences of the secre
tary of the treasury who sought to
excite back door influence. Yesterday
the senator had voted to apply the idle
money to the payment of pensions, and
today the soft, velvety step of the secreta
ry was heard while he passed drumming
up recruits. L't not the senator from
Vermont jeer at the bill of the senator
Mr. Edmunds said the senator from
Indiana misunderstood him. he did not
jeer at the senator's bill. He had called
attention to it as a measure of reform,
ind suggested if it was as great as the
cnator thought it was, it should be put
upon this bill in order to secure its pass
age, and then the house should be told
that if it did not think that way, no ap
propriations to carry on the government
should be made until it was passed,
the wheel would revolve faster, if outside
you attach further reforms to it, so that
president and others could not fail to be
swept into the current. .
Mr. Voorhees replied that there was not
a single side to the bill but what called for
an appropriation of money to carry it out.
The democrats said to the republicans, if
you want to use the army to interfere with
elections, we do not want to appropriate
money for its support. If you say you
want the army to disarm at "the polls, we
don't want to tax the people for that pur
pose, nor do we want to tax the people for
supporting supervisors to act as spies and
detectives on honest voters. Mr. Voorhees
repeated the suggestion that Pendleton's
bill should be attached to the appropria
tion bill was a jeer.
Mr. Edmunds said he agreed with the
senator in not wanting the army employed
to prevent honest men from voting, but he
did not go with the senator in not using
the army when other measures had failed
to protect honest men and election officers
against frauds, assassins and red-shirted
bands, who would again undertake to
overthrow the people at the polls.
Mr. Voorhees Who is 'to be jutlgc?
Mr. Edmunds So far as my vote is
concerned, I am the judge.
Mr. Voorhees, "so am I," the senator in
timated that I was in favor of free rights
at the polls. I hope hr will say that he
did not mean to say o.
Mr. Edmunds, I accept with due humil
ity the rebuke of my friend from Indiana,
who intimated that we favored interfer.
ence at the polls at the point of bayonets.
Mr. Ingalls' amendment was then re
jected and Mr. Beck's agreed to.
After the executive session the senate
Washington, May 15. Mr. Cockrell in
troduced a joint resolution authorizing
and requesting the president of the United
Status U -opra coi fwupmnlgiics with the
republic of France, with a view and for
the purpose of negotiating a proper treaty
of reciprocity and commerce with that
government on terms alike honorable and
just. Three commissioners am to be ap
pointed on behalf of the United States,
preliminary to making such treaty, their
compensation to lie fixed by the secretary
of state. Referred.
Mr. Farley introduced a bill for the re
lief of John A. Sutter on account of lands
taken from and services rendered by him
to the United States.
Consideration was then resumed of the
legislative, executive and judicial appro
Mr. Beck explained the provisions of
the bill as it had been amended, stating
that the increase by the senate was $94,500,
making the.entire sum $8,541,000. Among
the amendments were $18,000 for mints,
and $27,000 for the interior department.
In addition to the appropriations in the
bill for the purpose he suggested that re
forms should be made. By the reduction
of the number of store keepers and gauge rs
under the commissioner of internal reve
nue $10,000 annually could be saved. Ho
thought hundreds of thousands of dollars
might also be saved by readjusting the
machinery of the custom department, as
in numerous cases the expenses of collect
ing the revenue far exceeded the receipts.
He hoped the committee on appropriations
would consult with the proper committee
of the house, so that at the next session
congress should have data on which to
act intelligently. He would prefer to have
reforms made now instead of waiting till
the democrats come into power which they
expected to do. -
Mr. Thurman said that tbey had before
them an appropriation bill for the supixirt
of the legislative, executive and iudicial
branches of the government. - Noliody
said that the amount was sufficient, and
opposition had been made to the bill be
cause of a proposition relating to trial by
uty and to elections.
ltather than agree to these the minority
say, in effect, that tbey will stop the ap
propriations and defeat the bill. Scarcely
any word had been nttered by the minor
ity on the merits of this question. It was
said that these expressions had not the
proper place in the appropriation bill and
that they were dictated by the south, be
cause the gentlemen, in their imagination,
supposed there was a huge conspiracy to
produce anarchy, as if the majority here
and the democratic people of the United
States have not as much interest in order,
peace and prosperity in the country ,snd
the popularity of the government, as any
men belonging to the republican or any
The most inflammatory, unfounded and
unjustifiable attempt had been made to
array one portion of people against the
other; thus favoring to make sectionalism
permanent. Why don't these gentlemen
point out the defects of the provisions if
they believe they exist. They were told
these provisions were inserted at the com
mand of southern denominations but there
was not a mite of truth in it. They were
not in the interest ot southern men or of
northern men particularly, but the inter
est ot all people of the country. The laws
which these provisions intended to repeal
were passed originally to oppress the peo
ple of the south and to "disfranchise, impris
on and persecute naturalized citizens of the
north. He proposed to speak on the
subject of the constitution, if that instru
ment maybe remembered without irrev
erence. He then argued that the trial by
jury was tho shield of the people and a
safeguard to liberty, and that the laws pro
posed to lie repealed were enacted in the
interest of the republican party, though
no Jeffries may hold his blood ly assizes in
this country; yet in a miner degree, if not
to the full " extent, if these enormities
should be continued, the court of justice.
as Ilallum says, would become caverns of
judicial murder, and mere instruments
of party feeling and pcrsoual advantage.
He proceeded to analyze the laws proposed
to lc repealed and argued they were in
the utmost degree oppressive as they shut
out intelligence from the jury box and
hundreds of those who could not take the
iron-clad oath because they had given a
cup of cold water even to any one who
hod opposed the government. If the law
was justifiable in war it was not so now.
At the time when all should unite in pa
cification of the country and restore har
mony everywhere we should go back to
old paths of justice.
Passing from the subject of juries Thui
man spoke of the subject of elections and
their freedom from political interference,
and the necessity and justice of repealing
the present laws which were instrumental
of corruption and fraud.
At the conclusion of Senator Thurman 's
speech the senate adjourned.
Washington, D. C, May 16. Mr. Max
ley introduced a bill authorizing the sec
retary -of-war to purchase sites for forts and
ports in Texas.
The president pro Um. laid before the
senate a message from the president of the
United States in a reply to a resolution re
questing information relative to the al
leged unlawful emigration into a portion
of Indian Territory. He transmits a copy
of his proclamation and copies of the cor
respondence and papers on file in the war
department touching on this subject.
Mr. Pendleton reported from the com
mittee on Indian affairs a bill authorizing
the secretary of the interior to deposit cer
tain funds in the treasury in lieu of in
vestment. On motion ot Mr. Ingalls it was re
solved that the secretary of the treasury
be directed to report to the senate what
amount of legal tender notes has been
presented and redeemed in coin since the
1st of January, last, and what amount of
coin he considers himself authorized to
retain in the treasury to maintain specie
Cousideraliou was resumed of the legis
lative, executive and judicial appropria-.
Mr. Eaton, speaking on the appropria
tion bill, defended his former assertion,
that this is a confederacy of states. The
war did not change the government nor
abolish slavery. The emancipation
proclamation did not free slaves. It re
quired the independent action of a certain
number of sovereign states to work these
changes in the government -of this con
federacy of states. The late struggle was
a war of sections and he represented the
reckles denunciation of southern men as
unwise and wrong. Let the past bury its
own dead and go on as brothers.
The senate was addressed by Messrs. Ea
ton, Conkling, Kern an and others.
Mr. Blaine said he wished to make a
few remarks on the pending bill, but
would not be prepared to do so before
With the understanding that to-morrow's
session will be for the consideration
tf amendments other than political
classes, the senate adjourned.
Washington, May 17. The considera
tion of the legislative, executive and judi
cial appropriation bill was resumed.
Among the amendments agreed on, was
one offered by Voorhees from the joint
committee on library, appropriating $5,000
for the purchase of works or art. The
amendment recommended by the commit
tee on finance, appropriating $3,000 for
diplomatic and consular service, to be ex
pended at the discretion ot the President of
the United States, was agreed to. The
reason for this amendment is, there is now
a movement in Europe with a view to ar
range for a bi-mctalic standard and it
might be thought advisable to send a rep
resentative thither to take part in tho pro
Washington, May 14. After the pass
age of the bill allowing expenditures in
connection with the improvement of the
Kentucky and Great Kanawha rivers and
of the bill for a commission to lease a
building for the Washington city posl
oflice. Sir. Warner attempted to have his
silver bill considered, but tailed to obtain
the necessary two-thirds vote.
The business of the morning hour was
then taken up, with the bill in regard to
the transfer of canes from state federal
The morning hour was occupied iu the
discussiou of the bill bv Mr. Townsend
and others, after which the senate bill re
moving the political disabilities of John
S. Saunders, of Baltimore, passed. The
house then resumed cons'deration of the
bill to amend the laws relating to coinage
and to coin and bullion certificates.
Mr. Fort made a speech avowing him
self in favor ot a double standard of gold
Mr. Ewiug said the first and most seri
ous objection to the bill was that the gov
ernment would lose the difference between
the present bullion value and coin value
of silver. He understood that an amend
ment was being considered by friends of
tho bill, which would meet this objection.
That amendment provides that in the is
sue of certificates for bullion, they should
be issued only for the market price of
bullion, leaving coinage free and .unlimi
ted. He whould lie quite satined to have
that amendment adopted, provided it left
to silver its full character of money
metal. He opposed the amendment
offered by Mr. Kimniel. increasing the
standard dollar to 400 grains of standard
silver. It was uot time to change the
value of gold or silver. At the conclusion
of Mr Ewing's speech, Mr. Warner de
manded the previous question; pending
which, Mr. Killinger moved to lay the
bill ou the table. Yeas and nays were
ordered ou that motion, pending which
Mr. Conger moved to. adjourn. This mo
tion was carried by a vote by tellers of
yeas, 100, nays, 7. The house adjourned.
Washington, May 15. Discussion was
resumed on the bill to amend Uie statutes
pertaining to the removal of cases from
state to United States courts and Mr.
Orth concluded his argument against the
Mr. McLane followed in support of the
The morning hour expired before any
action was taken upon the bill.
Consideration was then resumed of the
Warner silver bill, the pending question
being the motion of Mr. Killinger to lay
the bill and amendments on the table.
The' question was taken, and it was de
cided in the negative by yeas, 106; nays,
126. The democrats who voted in the
affirmative were Beluhoover, Bliss, Covert,
Dcuster, Gibson, Hurd, Lonsberry. and
Martin, of Delaware; McLain, Morse.
Muller, Morrison. Ross, Talbotl, and F.
Wood. The republicans who voted in
the negative were Belford, Cannon, Fort
Kelley, Hark ell, Murch and Ryan, of
Kansas. All the greenbackers voted in the
negative. The question then recurred on
seconding previous question, and it
was seconded yeas, 119; nays 107. The
result of the last two votes was greeted
with applause on the democratic side.
The question as to whether the amend
ments could be voted on, gave rise to
much discussion. Haskell asserted that
he would have voted to lay the bill on the
table if he had supposed the house would
be prevented from voting on all amend
ments offered for the various sec
tions seperately. He regarded some
of the provisions of the 'bill as mon
strosities, and he would not vote
for it uuless it could be amended.
Mr. Stevens also stated it as his under
standing all along that the bill should be
voted on by sections, and Mr. Clyuier as
scrtcd that he would not have voted for
the previous question un'css he supposed
the bill was open for amendments.
On the other hand, it was argued by
Messrs. Springer, Kent and Warner, thtit
under the previous question the bill must
be voted on as a whole.
Finally it was agreed that the previous
an est ion would only apply to the first see
on of the bill which provides that gold
coins shall lie one dollar pieces or a unit
of 25 8-10 grains; quarter eagles, $2 50,
$3, an eagle and double eagle. The section
was agreed to, 105 to 94. The question then
recurred on the second section which pro
vides that that silver coins shall be the
dollar or unit, ii-hnlf dollar, a quarter dol
lar and a dime; that the weight of the
dollar shall be 412 grains troy, the
weight of the half dollar 12J4' grains, the
weight of the quarter and dime .' and 1-5
respectively of that of the half (foliar, al
so that the silver dollars in the treasury
when reduced in weight by natural abra
sion more than one per cent, shall be re
coined. Mr. Kimmel moved to amend by mak
ing the weight of the silver dollar 460
grains and argued in snpport of his
Mr. Springer opposed the attach
ment on the ground principally
that the bonded debt of the coun
try could now without dishonor of
reputation be paid with silver dollars at
412 grains, and the payment of that
debt in silver dollars of 460 grains would
be a bounty of 47 grains of silver on
each dollar for the benefit ot the bond
holders. If the creditors were not satis
fied with the payment of the debt in dol
lars of 412 grains, they might make the
most of it.
Mr Martin then opposed the section.
Mr Bright argued against the amend
ment and in favor of the section.
Mr. Deueter appeared to lie opposed to
the whole bill as another effort to make
money cheap by the simple process of
letrislatinir 85 cents worth of silver into a
- Mr. Buckner opposed the amendment
and supported the bill. .
Mr. trice, although avowing himself to
be a silver mau, opposed the bill because
its tendency was to create unrest and nn
easiness throughout the country.
Mr. Monroe said he bad two or three
weeks ago introduced in the house an ap
propriation upon which yeas and nays
were taken, and in which he was support
ed by members of his side of the chamber
to the effect that in the judgement of the
house the business interests of the country
required there shbuld be no financial leg
islation during the present session. I in
troduced that resolutionin good faith be
cause it was the expression of my convic
tions, and convictions which I hold in
regard to financial legislation generally at
the present time and hold still more in
tensely with regard to legislation on
the silver question. I would have the
present law upon that subject remain as
it is. He argued further that in the time
of the revolution which was taking place
in Europe in favor of a double standard,
the present was the most favorable time
for congress to legislate on the subject
Twelve months hence all elements ot the
Question would be changed. His own
judgment was, that within a year or two
an understanding would oc reacuea oe
tween England and France and the United
States, as would fix the weight of a silver
dollar as low as 412 grains and would
probably restore the old ration of 15j to
1. as between gold and silver. It was
therefore, ab. urd to attempt to fix to-day
the weight of a silver dollar.
Mr. McMillan argued against the amend
ment oc the ground that it was legislation
against the people and in the interest o
Mr. Warner moved the previous ques
tion on the second section, and it was sec
onded. The amendment offered by Mr. Kimmel
was rejected, yeas 52, nays 176.'
The second section was then agreed to,
and the third section was taken up. It
provides that any owner of silver bullion
may deposit the same at any mint, to be
coined into bars or dollarsof grains,
for his benefit.
Mr Calkins moved in addition to the
section, a proviso that the secretary of the
treasury may purchase silver bullion for
coinage at its market value, and that all
the profits therefrom shall inure to the
Mr. Warner opposed the amendment on
the ground that it would close the mints
against silver. The amendment was re
jected, yeas 114, nays 115.
Mr. warner moveu to reconsider tue
vote and lay the motion on the table, but
yeas and nays being demanded, withdrew
the motion. Adjourned.
Washington, May 16. A resolntiou was
reported from the committee on rules, by
Mr. Frye, for the appointment of a stand
ing committee, to which shall be referred
all resolutions, petitions, etc., affecting the
ti attic in alcoholic liquors.
A lengthy and spirited . debate took
place, Fernando Wood, Reagan, Blount
and Knott opposing it on constitutional
grounds, and denouncing all sumptuary
Garfield, Monroe, and Conger advocated
the resolution. Conger demanded a
vote by yeas and nays so as to have a re
cord of the members on the subject. A
motion to lay the resolution on the table
was made by Blount and the motion was
rejected yeas, 99: nays, 129.
All of the affirmative votes came from
the democratic side, all the republicans,
all the greenbackers and many of the dem
ocrats voting no. The resolution was then
"In the House, today. Representative
Warner moved to dispense with the morn
ing hour. Rejected, 113 to 62, not the
necessary two-thirds iu the affirmative.
Mr. Cannon, from the Committee on
Appropriations, reported a bill making ad
ditional appropriations for the service of
the post-office department f jr the fiscal
years ending June 30, 1879, and Juue 30,
1880. Ordered printed and recommitted.
The bill appropriates $131,90 for the pay
ment of letter-carriers or the year ending
June 80, 1880, and $250,000 for additional
salary of letter-carriers for the fiscal year
ending Juue 30, 1879. It provides that in
cities of less thau 75,000, the salary
of letter carriers shall be $800; and iu
cities of more than 75,000, letter carriers
shall be divided into two classes, one to
receive $900 and the other $800 per an
num. It also authorizes the employment
of letter carriers in cities of not less than
30,000 inhabitants, provided free delivery
in cities where it is now established shall
not be affected thereby. .
The speaker then proceeded to call com
mittees for reports of private nature.
Mr. Wright, from the select committee
on causes of the present revolution in
labor, reported a resolution for a further
appropriation of $2,000 for that commit
tee. Mr. Jones from the committee on post
offices and post-roads, reported adversely
upon a bill restoring the franking privil
ege. A point of order being made that it
was a public bill, tho report was not
Mr. Conger made a point of order that
this was not private business unless
it was to defray the private expenses of
the committee on au excursion. It the
gentleman would say that was the object,
be (Conger), would withdraw the point.
Mr. Wright expostulated with Conger,
saying that that gentleman had promised
not to object.
Mr. White asked, is Uiis asked for, so as
to take the committee to California?
Mr. Wright, I do uot stand here to be in
The pint of order was not withdrawn,
and was sustained by the speaker.
The morning hour having expired,
Hatch, from the committee on agriculture.
reported a bill to prevent the spread of
contagious diseases among cnttle. it was
mmln the soecinl order for Ttiesduv next-
Mr. llowe then n-suined consideration of
Warner's silver bill, the preceding sec
tion licing the third, which provides that
any owner of silver bullion may deposit
the same to be formed into coins or into
standard dollars for his own benefit. The
pending amendment was the one ofleml
by Mills, authorizing tne secretary ot the
treasury to purchase without limit all
silver bullion, trade dollars and foreign
silver coin that mav lie otrevd for r.iI- mi
the market value of silver, . id such pur
chases shall be cotitimv il n - long as I I
grams standard silver cai: i i iitained for$l
in legal tender treasury u. .. . and all such
purchases shall lie paid for with a new is-
cuc ot legal tender trasunr notes, and all
holders ot silver coins ot tne united states
may present the same in sums of not less
than $20 and receive therefor legal tender
treasury notes at par for the same, and all
silver coins f the United States, shall be
receivable in payment of all government
dues, and for all dvbls public and private,
and the se-retary of the treasury is direct
ed to have the silver bullion, trade dollar
and foreign silver coin, coined into Amer
ican silver coin as fast as practicable, and
apply all silver coin of the United
States that may come into the treasury
to the payment of the principal and inter
est of the public debt before using gold or
treasury notes of the government for that
Mr. Mills argued in favor of his amend
ment which was approved by Mr. Cas
well. Mr. Mill's amendment was then re
jected, yeas 59, nays 155.
The next amendment was one onerca
bv Mr. Snrinirer. providing for the issue
of certificates to depositors of silver bull
ion but only to the amount ot the market
value thereon. He modified it however.
so as to authorize and require the issue of
certificates to the full amount of bull-on
so deposited. The difference in value
however is to be placed to the credit of
the treasury, the depositor being only
paid for the market value of bullion.
Other amendments were offered and or
dered printed. Without further action on
the bill, the house adjourned.
Washington. May 17. At the morning
hour the consideration was resumed of the
bill amending the law relating to the
transfer of cases from the state to the
United States court, and Mr. McLean con
cluded his arguments in favor of the bilL
Mr. Warner opposed the bill on the
grouud that one of the sections proposed
to lie rencaled. No. 639. was virtually a
judiciary act of 1878 which goes into force
ana cttect to that clause- ot tne constitu
tion which authorized the United States
courts to pass upon questions in contro
versy between a citizen ot one state ana
a citizen of another state. The moraine
hour hod expired before Mr. Warner had
finished -his argument The bill went
over till Tuesday next
The consideration was then iesum
ed of the bill to amend the statutes
relating to gold and silver coinage and
coin and bullion certificates, the question
being on the third section And amend
ments thereto. The first amendment was
one offered by Mr. Belford confining the
privilege oi iree coinage ui silver uiiueu
in the United States. .
London, May 14. Fred. Plaisled, of
New York, publishes a challenge offering
to row Butinan. of Shadwcll, Messenger,
of Teddington, or Kempster, of Sunder
land, over the Thames championship
course on their own distance, for 100 to
200 a side.
Empress Augusta, of Germany, arrived
at Windsor Castle to-day, on a visit to the
The amount of bullion withdrawn from
the oank of England to-day was 250,000.
London, May 14. The order of the
privy council requiring that swine from
the United States shall be slaughtered at
the port ct landing has 1m ei. so modified
as to take effect ou the Kith instant instead
of the 1st of June.
Berlin, May 14. The bill relative to
Alsace-Lorraine provides as follows: The
emperor will appoint a stallholder who
wil' act as the representative of the imperial
government, and will reside at Strasburg.
The office of president of the department
ot Alsace-Lorraine now attached to the
chancellory will be abolished. A min
istry with a secretary of state
will be formed at Strasburg, and
a council of state, will also be
established, which will consist of the gen
eral commanding the troops in Alsace
Lorraine, a secretary ot state, the chief
provincial officials and seven members
who will be appointed by the emperor;
the stadtholder will be president of the
council; the provincial committee will
henceforth number titty-eight; a delegate
is to be elected by the provincial commit
tee a subject to the approval - of the em
peror who will represent Alsace-Lorraine
in the council.
Washington, May 14 Hoffman, the
American "charge at St Petersburg, in
forms the department of state that every
one coming into Kussia must, be provided
with a passport verified by the Russian1
consul ; he must be registered at the police
station, and must comply with regulations
or be subject to fine or imprisonment
St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa, Kieff,
Khaftcoff and Tolka are especially subject
to strict police rule.
All the principal ministers of the im
perial government are accompanied by
mounted cossacks when they appear in
public. Hotels and boarding houses were
under police surveillance.
St Petersburg, May 14. The governor
of Orenburg telegraphed on tho 13th inst,
that another fire occurred there on the 8th
inst, and was quickly extinguished. Tho
first fire, which was ou the 12th inst , just
half consumed the Cossack quarters. '
The governor of Uralsk in the govern",
ment of Urriburg, telegraphs that on the
11th inst, a fire there destroyed a consid
erable portion of the town, and that the
flames were still raging.
St. Petersburg. May 14. The "disease
which has broken out in Caucasus,
proves fatal in twenty-four hours. In
Derby, which contains 150 houses, 70
lersons have died. Iu Medivrichevi.with
200 houses, there are 200 persons dead.
Mortality elsewhere is on the same scale.
Bombay, May 14. There was a great
conflagration last night at Poonah, an im
portant government and military centre
about 8 miles southeast of this city. The
government school, Boodar Palace, the
postoffice, the police office and 50 houses
were completely destroyed.
Paris, May 14. The Journal Debats
says that the attitude of England on tue
Greek question may depend the continu
ance of that mutual confidence which has
hitherto marked the relations between
France and England.
The town ot Palas has been inundated
in consequence of continuous rains, and
much damage done.-
Berlin, May 14. In diplomatic circles
here it is considered that in view of the
efforts of the radicals in France, a solid
settlement there is scarcely possible.
Princess Charlotte, of Prussia, grand
daughter of Queen Victoria, was delivered
of a daughter on Monday.
Valparaiso, April 19. The Bolivians
have retaken Alacama. It is announced
from the borders of Bolivia that 15,000
men are marching to attack the Chilians.
New Ca6tle on Tyne. May 15. Elliott
makes wonderful progress in acquiring
Uanlon's long sweeping stroRe. He did a
fine trial spin yesterday at thirty-six to the
Messenger will not row Pldisted, unless
he receives a start of twenty seconds.
The differences between the masters and
miners of Durham district, have been re-
terreu to arbitrators. -
The strike of the iron workers in Lon
don and Belfast was a failure-
Sixty cotton operatives sailed to-day for
Dundas, Ont, where a mill is being cstili-
Loudon, May 15 Arbitrators in the
dispute lietween the masters and men of
the Durham coal mining district deckled
on a reduction of 8?.f per cent on wages of
under-ground, ana percent on surface
lalMir. The decision terminates the strike
and coal pi's will be prepared for starting
The Times says there is no intention of
dissolving parliament this year.
Madrid, May 15. A sensation has lieen
created in financial' circles by - a newspa-:
per article showing that in the next budg
te the interest and redemption of: the re- .
cently issued treasury bonds will require
34,000,600 piasters above the present vote
for the debt charge; besides which- the '
military, naval and public works expendi
ture is increasing, and direct taxes are fall- w
ing off through the crisis in Catalonia '.
ana the high price of food, but the cue--toms
receipts arervisibly hiereasinr.- n.:
The duke of Medenceli, who died yes
terday, was accompanied by his wife "
shooting on his estate, when his gun was -' -accidently
discharged and the - contents
lodged in his abdomen. He died in a few .
Constantinople, May 15. France has re
fused to appoint a delegate on the propoe- -' -"
ed customs commission.
In regard to the loan of 20,000,000
which the porte has been negotiating with
the Ottoman bank, France complains that
in this scheme the interests of French
bondholders are neglected. The project
is considered a iauure. is understood
that the assistance of France depends
ujion the settlement of the Greek question
and that of England upon the consent of -the
porte to apply a certain sum to the re- ,
form of the Turkish currency which it has -hitherto
persistently refused to do. . - -
New York. May 15. The Star and Her- -
aid, of Panama, of the 8th of May, says:
"Gen Garces, who had been proclaimed '
a rebel, made an attack with some 1.400
troops upon a party of Huradestas in the .
Maime Cauca valley and met with a com
plete defeat The dead are estimated at
from 250 to 500. Call was taken toy the '
Huradestas with a loss of 11 killed."
Garces and his men were later taken
prisoners and irons and ammunition cap
tured.. The rebellion of Garces was thus
War operations in South America last
week: Episagua was bombarded and de-. -
siroyed, causing a loss of about 1,000,000 .
soles; iauncnes at JNeaieuao were sunlc.
several shots were fired into the town ana
one coal ship relieved of iu cargo. . .
Iquique was bombarded for half an hour,
loss trifling. The Peruvian fleet remains
at Callao. -
At the bombardment of Pisagua, at the
commencement of the fight rear Admiral
Rodgers. of the Pensacola, was putting off
from the shore to his ship withshis family,
when suddenly a shot from the Chilliaa
boat carried away his ensign. On his
arrival ' on board the Pensacola, he sig
naled the Chillian flag ship, informing
them of what had happened. - Admiral
Williams Robeldo then went on board the
Pensacola and apologized, and seeing the '
boats were returning, repulsed from the -.
shore, he left, asking Admiral Rodgers to
warn the town, that in three hours more
he would bombard the place: Accord
ingly three hours later, the bombardment -
commenced, lasting two hours, when the
town had been reduced to ashes.
A cvnical writer savs : "Take a comrja,
ny of boys chasing butterflies; put long
tailed coats on the boys and turn the but
terflies into sovereigns, and you nave a
beautiful panorama of the world." -
St Petersburg. May 15. The conflagra
tions in the east, of Russia are causing .
Seventy arrests nave Deen made in Oren
burg on charges of incendiarism; ;
Four males and sixteen female prison
ers are undergoing court martial at Kieff.
The prisoners include three noblemen, one
Russian subject and a daughter of the
Among other arrests' are a titled lady '
and several leading nihilists.
. IT! . i -WT-T-GT .1 .
inmareeniiii rie.u, near me court norae .
were blockaded during the trial.
Another fire occurred at Irbiter on the
13th inst Four of the poorer quarters -
were destroyed. , . ..'
Paris, May 15. The international con
gress to discuss the projects for a ship
canal across the Isthmus of Panama met
to-day. Ferdinand De Lesseps was elect- .
ed president Rear Admiral Daniel Am-,
men, of the United States navy, one of the
vice presidents. AU the powers applied
to, send - delegates including England, It aly
and Russia. The secretary read a pa
per on the subject before the congress,
after which it was resolved to divide the r
members into Ave committees to discus ' ..
the undertaking and the meeting ad-.
jonmea until Jttonaay.
Berlin." Mav 15. Jacob StaempfL a
Swiss politician, and in 1861 president of '
the Swiss confederation, and subsequently
member of the general court of arbitration . .
on the Alabama claims, is dead, in his
60th year. He was one of the chiefs or
the radical paity, and at one. time editor
of the Berne Gazette. He retired from
public life in 1865.
Lahore. May 15. Englishmen returning
from Cashmere report that net sufficient
provisions for a week remain, and that the .
relief arrangements have broken down.
Paris. May 16. The government will on .
Saturday, demand from the chamber ot
deputies an authorization to prosecute
Paul De Cassagnac for a number of arti- -
cles published in his journal attacking the ,
The council of state has confirmed the
view - of the minister of the interior that
the attack upon Jules Ferry's education '
bill by Mgr. Forcade, archbishop of Aix,
was illegal. ,
Paris. May 16. The Monituer announ
ces that after June 6th, when his time par. '
tially expires, Waddington w.ii resign. -
London. May 16. Gen. Garibaldi . has
decided to reside permanently in Rome
Berlin, May' 16. The trading compan- '
ies, Afrikanische Handelsverenigung and -
Commanditole Bankveremgung have ,
failed- Total liabilities about 750,000
They have some London' connections, bat
the losses are mostly in uouana.
. U. S. Bauer & Co. are the London agents -
of the Afrikanische Handelsverenigung.
Halifax. May 16. Gen. Sir Patrick
McDougall, commander-in-chief of her
maiestv's forces in British North America.
has been called to England for special -
service. , , . . ... . -;, .,
t Petersburg. Mav 16. A letter has
been received fiom Professor Notdensk- '"
jold, of the ""polar expedition from East.
ern Siberia, aatea September roth, 188,
announcing "all connected with expedi
tions were well.- -. ------ -
London. May 16. The Turkestan Ga
zette announces that the Russian authori
ties demanded immediate satisfaction for
the exclusion of Russian traders from the
Chinese frontier town of Shikho. - - -
St. Petersburg. May 16. The neater
part of Lublin, a city of 20,000 inhabit
ants, in Russian Poland has been destroy
edby fire. " ' '
London, May 16. Hanlon visited Put--nev
to-dav. and sculled with Plaiated to
Hammersmith bridge, and had a sharp
spin back. He resumes his training at
New Castle to-morrow. He appears in the
best of health and does not anticipate that
any severe labor will be necessary to bring
himself into proper trim. -:
London. May 18. At the meeting of
colliers, representing 40 collieries, at Gotn
sette, on aturaay, atter considerable up
roar, it was -decided to resume work on
Monday. -,- Meetings were had today in
various parts of Durham- '
London, May 18. The Marquis of Sal is- .
bury, replying to a deputation, stated he
had instructed, the British representative
in Chili to remonstrate against the pro
ceedings of the Chilian navy and en
deavor to -obtain assurance that if the
guano loading works are constructed tbey
vili not lie again molested.
Londou. May 18. The Post reports that
Sir Forkenbeck has announced that the
liberals henceforth would vote together,
and the Daily News says he is disgusted -with
the president of the anti-corn law
league. ' "
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