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THE UA1R0 DAILY BULLETIN, VRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20,1874.
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llsssr aaallp oa Vfry is.
Thb Republican of the thirteenth ward
io Philadelphia elected two vomon a
Tut District of Columbia memorialist
hire employed lion. Samuel Sbellabsrgcr
at their attorney in the case.
Tu Kentucky legUlaturo will adjourn
.: dit next Monday, tk. t.pvers of
llllrmtt wmiM ke to Teed a like hit of
new about the general assembly cf this
Tub State Orange ot Ohio is now in
. Mtsloo. The elate ha tlx hundred ful
ordinate grange and nearly all are rep
resented by delegate! In the present mi
tlon of the itato grange.
Thb legUlatura ef Mew York is con
jiderlng a bill to exempt from taxation
all the real and penonal property of
women reeident in the elate. In the
event of Ita pasnge, tbo cry of the woman
suffragists, "no taxation without represen
latlon," will lone It point in the tate of
Ox the fifteenth of tbejcooilng .March
occur the birth-day of the ti.x-princo im
perial of France. The day it to he made
one of a grand demonstration by tbo ad
herent of the llonapartist. Procession
addroisc, flower, present, etc., etc., will
be the order of tbo day that is, if the
French government loci not object.
Navr Yor.K oily hai a model charity,
the Five l'olnti llouie of lnduitry. In
1812, It recti pU were forty thousand, five
hundrad and ton dollar. Or thU nun,
eighteen thouiand, eight hundred end
elghty-iix dollar wern tpent upon tho
poor, while the officer ot tbo concorn ap
propriated twenty-one thousand, six hun
dundrad and twenty-four dollar ai sala
ries, etc. Evidently, philanthropy Is a
paying business in New York city.
Thb late celebration of Mardl Ori in
New Orleans is reported as ruoru brilliant
and successful than any former celebra
lion of the day ever hold in that city
The weather waa clear, and nt twelve
o'clock noon, tho grand procession c f tho
"King of the Carnival " took up tho Hoe
or march. The pageant was r. hrlllfant
one, flUj tnousand dollars having been
expended on tho preparation for it. Frjm
the gloominess of the weather and other
cause, the day appears to havo been a
failure in Memphis.
FROM WASH I NGTON.
CIVIL SKltVICF. KKFOUM FINAN
CIAL NO J5KFLKOTION HuW
ARD THE COOKF.3 THK IN
FORMEilS SKNATOK MITCH-
ISpeclal Correspondence of thelii.'i.i.tTis.l
Wxsiusutox, 1). C, Feb'y 1", 187 J.
CIVIL, AEnVtCK RKFOKU.
Tn Iloue committee on civil eorvlc?
has tried it hand at reform to tho Intcntie
UUgtut of the civil sorvice comraiMiun,
whose work In regard to appointment'
has been entirely undone Appointments
re, by the new bill, to be allotted among
the congressional districts, appointments
to be made by congressmen and subject to
a common sonse examination, and not i
at present put through a course of ques
tion! which are as absurd as they are In
applicable to tho dutioi of a clerk. These
provision apply only to the future. This
committee " went for " the Printing Ilu
reuu on Saturday last, and Interviewed
.Mr. McCarteo the thief en the situ
tlon, and discovered, anions other Heme,
that lady clerks in his rooms, doing pre
cisely the same hind of work as those
down stairs, and equal amounts of it,
wavaiVA Msi IA A I Y . t ,. - . . t t
u..,.,vk r.i.rioi. una en if
paid $75 per month, whllo his recnivo but 1
$1 75 per day. He statod that the
t. i . ... '
uiti, . v iii . presented n memorial from that sUlo o
pete with the New ork bank note com-' I. ... w i i. , -i
i in. i , . tho honato, which was a ro hash of tho as-
panies, and if ho should pav t be samit us;....,,.. ,' u . ..
i n wauecaue tin wm compelled to coat-
wa. paid down stairs, It would n.ako U. 1
woric cost .nor. than it could be done for '
in New York, and the Secretary of tlso t
Treasury would then have the work done
in that city, which would throw tho em
ployer of his bureu out nf work. The
committee, very correctly, favors paying
$& month tor their ervic. whether It
cost more or less than the bank note com-
panie will do it for. The committee are 1
very decided in believing that the Print. '
ing Bureau can be run for a specific ap-1
proprlation,and ao insist instead of, m
heretofore, placing a large turn of money
at Mr. McCartee' disposal, lube used as
he think best. This tioslbas many friends
In Cbngreu, and Mac's desires will U
austaloed by a good many who have
friend In It desplta the report of the
The question of flnntic) is no
nearer a conclusion than it
" uoBlh ago. Then cvory.
thlag wm in a condition of uncertainty
BOW after the finance committee had, as It
thought, perfected a bill on banking, and
had it presented to the Senate for con si J.
rtUffijitl.il io pecked at, twitted and
torn that the chairman of that committee,
Mr. Sherman, desire to have his bantling
tent BMk to bit parent it evidently
need more tonle. Tbete flntuclal doctors,
dUfUrted at the reception of tbier first
work this season, will, if the bill Is recom
mitted, prepare one so broad that every
thing relating to finances, even down to
deciding the proper weight of colper
pennies, will be introduced in It. In tho
House, the lime muddled condition cxlsti.
The forthcoming remarks of lion. Fer
nando "Wood, on th financial policy of
tho administration, nro looked for with
coniiderabto interest. From Mr. Wood
position, on the way and means commit
tee, and being one of the prominent Dem
ocrat of tho House, his sir will command
The appoprlatlen committee have beau
very much In earnest In trying to rut
down the expenditures, atd despito tho
opposition met with, will report a reduc
tion In the original estimates of nearly
four million out o! twenty million. The
committee think that the treasury depart
ment has hd sufficient experience In
placing our leans so as to I able to know
the speciSc cost by this time. The bill a
reported requires a detailed report rf the
manner In which the contingent fund of
the several departments and buresus is
When I seo a man make a wry face,
tho Inference is something hurts, especi
ally it ho syi d n. The yelping of a
cur indicate pain so with the squirm of
a newspaper, and tho 'Evening Star,' of
this bur;:, yelped, squirmed and made
wry face, fast evening, over tlie manner
that tho joint Congressional comtnmltteo
to lnvistlgato the District of Columbia
affairs purpose to act. The 'Stnr' is largely
owned by A- R. Shepherd, governor and
"boss," and of course, is are nil tbu jour
nals here, is in tho ImtreU of tho Hoard
of Public "Works; and if it lwv.1 lust
evening was not an indication of fetracd
anguish than words mean nothing.
Tho bill reported; unaniraouslr front
the Committee on way and means repair
ing tho Secretary of the Troaiu-y from
refunding customs dutie, unlos in pur
suance of special appropriation, was in
tended as a check npon Sccrotarv illcb-
ardson, who has been in Win habit of re
versing hi own rulings and thoce of his
predecessors, thereby taking largo sums
of cash out the treasury. The announce
mont that no reflation was intended upon
Mr. ltichardion hut that the object was to
correct evil in existirg laws, is entirely
too gofsomor, for this prsctico hht only
grown up under his adminls trationj
The Freedman liureau Saint O. O.
llowcrd will soon bo in tho hand of the
l'hillistinet The President has named
as the court to inquire into his misdoing.,
Generals Shorman, McDowell, Pope, Holt
and Meigs, and Major (iardner, 1st artil
lery, as Judgo advocato. The court is
considered a fnlr ono, with the exception
of Jon Holt, who, if occasion or inclina
tion should prompt, would cither hang or
whitewash Howard, without a grimace.
Thcro will bo no whitewash applied to the
saint this tine -a la congress.
Attorney Oonoral William cot his
back up and wrote a sharp letter to
tbo sonata judiciary, reflecting on It for the
manner in which hU ntnie was treated
before that committee as nominee for
Chief Justice. The committee in solf de
fence nnd a trifle in ppito purpose
making a report of the matter nnd
making public Williams' lettor, when this
gentleiaau will, most probably,. come to
tho conclusion that letter writing Is a dan
gerous business and that tho lcj snid
about a ilirtv huMnci the better.
Tho creditor of Jny Cooto it Co., havo
btin receiving circular from n Philadol
phi firm, ofl'ering to buy their clalton and
desiring to know what they will sell lor
tho market value being ilu cwnts on th)
dollar, The Impression is fmt gaining
ground, hat tho uoikoi did not fall empty
handed, nnd that after thair indebtedness
is bought up they will .again splurge. I
do not know tbo reasons tor such an im
pression hut such doci exist.
Tho bill to ropoul all law allowing
moieties In informers, villi b) considered
to-day by tbu ways and mean committee.
Thu Xew York board of trado will be
represented in fitvor of tho bill, whllo thu
custom.houne nllquo is to be reprosuntod
by special agent Jayne, in fayor of the
law hi it now H. This ofliclal has re
ceived for his sharo of moieties during
four years up to November 1S73 tho
sum of J710,'Jt3 01, and is a fitting ruprn
sentative to urge a continuance of such n
, soft lh,
l estirday 'Senator Kellv, of Orecon,
li" " hWkX0T KeUy l" ,r( ,u"ll"
tUtt o'00111. Pftli -Mr- Mitcholl a very-
high compliment, anil suld that having
known bliu for twelve years, he had novor
beard a word derogatory to his character.
These charges are uvldcnlly the work of
spleen and maliee, and so understood by
the Senate ns well as by Senator Kelly.
The memorial will, no doubt, sleep a long
sleep in the commltteo to which It is re
ferred. Thu Sonatn has no lime to inves
tigate private griefs and squabbles like
1'loriiia 1 the paradise of otllce hold
ers, A legislative oomtnitleo visited tho
poiilteutlary recently, and several of them
while Inspecting the Institution without
the presence or permission of the warden
were stopped and driven out by the
prison ollicUls- The ejected members of
t It A I.fitllll.ltl An I . l. .
regular report of their visit could bo mado
undertook to appeal to tho assembly. Hero
tho warden of the penitentiary mot
ana overcame mem. iielng not onlv
wardon of tho prison, but also speaker of
tun nttcniuij, MH ruicwi mom out or order,
and they had to submit to the ruling.
This hnws that, to ba trulv efloctlve, an
energetlo ofllcer must not' bo cramped
iy confinement to a single otllco. Tho
peauer ol the r lorlda ussembly, If he
keens his two olMees. mav vol havu an nn.
portunlty to apply Hi corrootlvo cat-o'.
nine.tail to the backs of some of the bad
men who are now maklnt; Florida' law.
and then tbo beauties of his double pow
ers will stand forth Courlir-Jouroal.
OAltPKN'TKIl'.'i PAT UN i' BAlil.OT
Ht. Louis ItepuhllcAn
Sonalor Csriientor, lastTuesdry, intro
duced a mall, but somewhat curious bill.
Said bill is ostensibly dwlgned 'Tor tho
further protection of tho polls In the elec
tion ol president, vice-president, and
members ol congress.'1 A most commend
able object certainly, hut how Is that ob
ject to iio attalnod 7 Not by new laws
and regulations; not by educating the poo
plo up to a higher standard of political
morality; not by catching and punishing
all tho Knaves who now steal and swlndlu
at elections; not by any Draconian edict
or Utopian theories, but by the Introduc
tion throughout tho land of an ingenious
and hitherto unknown device called "tho
AY hat are the peculiar merits of this
box, Carpenter unfortunatoly nvglectA.1 to
state; and we are, therofore, unablo to
say whether it hoa a lack-action cylinder
attachment which jerks bogus votes out
of n trap door and under the ttble. or
whether, by a comMnution of the princi
ple of a galvnnto bittpry and n self-exploding
torpedo, It shoots repeater aod
unregistered citizens dead In their tracks.
One thing, however, I definitely an
nouncedthe box is duly patented, and
cannot bo had except from the patentee or
his authorised agents. This is " the milk
In the cocoa-nut," for Carpenter's bill
empowers the secretary of tho interior to
contract with said patetilco fur thn uso of
said invention hI all tbj polls in tho
United States, "provided the cost does not
exceed fifteen dollocs for each box," A
modest sum for a machlno warranted to
guarwnleo the purity of the franchise,
but a vory liberal sunt In tho aggregate for
jbo fortunate tuteulea in i'kso the
bill passe. Shall we lay ourselves liable
to n charge of treason If we Ventura tho
suggeHlott that "tho safety ballot
box"' smells uncommonly ' liko a
put-up job'' Tho patentee is un
doubtedly an honorable man, ro is
CarpenWr, to are tho senators, bis Illus
trious colleaguos all urn honorable men;
but si even C'iar' wife did not es-spo
suspicion, tnero is, at least, a llvilv pos
sibility that tills ballot-box business con
thin something clso besides the prospec
tive votes of a frco and enlightened na
tion. In short, we are vory vrell satisded
tint, like the patent metors, patent locks,
Dateul seals, and a scorn or two wore ol
patent nuisances which Congress nt vari
ous times has stuffed down tho popular
throat, "the patent safety ballot-box' Is a
humbug, covering a largo amount ct in
We ar, therefore, glad Carpenter'
bill ba been referred to tho appropriate
committee, ana should it emerge from
that ordeal successfully and bo confirmed
by tho senate, wo hope the houtc will sub
ject it to a still sharper test, and, by rejec
tion, L-ivo it nnal quietus. Ufa a year or
two hencn tho country will probably te
atonhbed and disgusted by the develop
inents of a ballot-box Cridit Mobilier.
As tho matter now looks, it Is too thin-
much too thin.
A rlergyman being invited to open a
lectalaturo with pravor, oti'ereJ the fol-
lowioc ambleou. petition: "May cor
ruption and sin of every tnrut bo as far
away from every member of this legisla
ture TViOic aril1
The Troy 'Whiz' infringes on tho pat
ent of the Philadelphia 'ledger,' and
tiring out the crape and toll the knoll ;
flic's dead a locly LcKport belY :
ller stomach failed atvay to xel
With ninety oysters on a her.
Saturday a policeman in ttic western
part of the city heard tbat n citizen of
Twelfth street had been badly injured,
and ho caliod at thn bouso to obtain par
ticulars. Ho found the man Jyiug on tho
lounge, his bead bound up and hi) race
badly scratched, and bn akod: "What's
tho matter; did ho got run over or fhll
down stairs ''' "No, not exactly," replied
his wife, "but ho wanted to run'tbo house
his way, and 1 wanted to run It my w.ay,
and thore ho is."- OotrDlt Free Press.
One Sunday my wift stopped to chat
with a friend in tbo broad ai'lo of tho
chinch, and both being attired iii modern
costume, ebtructed tho passage for ell
who tame after them, utterly unconscious
of, tbo blockade, and 1 finally left them in
disgust, drove rov carriage io trio uoor,
and passed somo twenty minutes in wait
inc. 1'rcttic'r and so forth, before my wife
appeared, ino riao noino was enjoved in
tho most uelotlabJo siler.co: Lut li dinner
thn loni; pent-up wrath burst forth:
"Nothing sn much reminds mo ot iialaam
and bis ass," I cxclutmod, "as two women
stopping In church to indulge in their
everlasting talk. ' " llut you forget, my
dear," tepiiHi my wiie mccKiv, "it was
thn angel who stopped the way, and Ils
laarn anil his ass that complained of it.
THK NKW JUKY LAW OF ILL
INOIS. (Statu ltciriMer.
Tho jury bill which has passed tho Gen
eral assembly and been tjipiuvid by tbo
governor, Is an emorgecny bill, and tbero-
loro got into tiled at enre. Thu provis
ions in relation to tbo roloctinn ot jurors
are not of k'rent importance, but tho pro
visions In relation to tho riualiflcations of
jurymen nro or tue uigncst moment.
1 bete provision, divested ot local phraso-
oloifj-, aro that reading sin nccouut of a
crime In a nowspaper shall nut disqualify
a person lor sitting upon a jury to try ino
porson accused, or that forming un opinion
as to thn guilt or intiocunce of an accused
person Irom newspapers report shall riot
dliquulifv a juryman If hn ran take tho
oath to try tbo :s according to thu ovi-
This Is an iinmcnso advanco in favur of
civilization. Heretofore tho law und tho
practice of the courts was that juries in
criminal cmecs roust be selected frcin that
class of persons who nulther road impor
nor have minors read to thorn. This tirln-
olple not only disqualified for jury scrv
ice almost overy jierson who could read
nut connnou inn teuictian ot jurors in tho
uiost important cates to such parsons us
did not conio in contact with thoso who
did read. Jl thus cf.mo to pa tbitt ver
dict wore given which wero shocking to
common sense and public liiitlce. and
that Jury sorvlcn bocaino a rr.osn of ub
slstetice for court loaler and tho dread of
all decant, honott pertons, Tho prlnciplo
on which this abuse was basod was found
n what is called tho "common Jaw."
which is n relic ot the dark ages, a
thing which is intangible, imprinted and
unsoarchablc. It has as many cbapoi an
tho varying oxiguticlos of ouch law suit
may domarid, and having been for years
thu hiding place lor crime, is just now
sought a a shield for the corporation.
Ono of ita outworks bits been dostroyed by
thu now Jury bill, and all tho rest of It will
bo detroycd bv statute in the cuurso of
An English tochnical periodical point
out an easy way of testing whether tvatei
Is good and tit for Roueral use. It say :
"Good water should b.i frru from color,
unpleasant odor and tasto, and should
quickly ullord a lather with a small por
tion ot soap. If hull a pint of tho water
bo placed In a perftctly clean glass, color
less, gluss-stopped bottlu, u low
grains of tho best whlto lump
sugar ivd d od, and tho bottle freely exposed
to the daylight in tho witidov of a warm
room, thn liquid should not becomo turbid
oven after oxpoturo for n week or ten
day. If the wator bo-oines turbid, It it
open to tho grave suspicion of towcrago
contamination, but If it remains ulear, It Is
almost certaiuiy safe. We owe to llelscb
this simple, valuable, but hitherto strange
ly nifct1 test.'
Reported Expressly for the Bulletins
vi:sTi:nii.v.s coniki:.s.nion.i. uj:
coup. i.ovk.vsti:i,n, the :mjkii:iu:ii,t(i
HKPOKTKl) SUCCESS OF TIIF. (TUAN
THK TKNNKSSKi: (m.VNJJKIlS IN
itKiiT(i. Mrmmit i:ah
TIlI.KIiHAI'HIC MAIlKBTAM) RIVI II
W.vaittSOTON, February 10. llepro
sontatives Hucknor,Whiteht!d and Cross
land nrgued to-day, beforo tho commltteo
on ways und means, in favor of rouioving
the tax on tobacco.
The joint commlltco on tho library have
decided that it is not oxpciliect to recom
mend tbo purchase, this season, of Cttlln's
collection of painting and implements ol
tbo North Ainorican Indian. The price
asked is said to bo about $100,000.
The Senate committee on privileges
and (lections had another hearing to-day
In the Speiictr-Sykes contici, for a scat as
Senator from Alabatitt,
Patrick H. Downing U r.omlnatod for
pottrcaster at Toledo.
Mr. Cviikling, from the committee on
commerce, reported fav irahly on the bill
tppropriatlng $20,000 to dredge and pro
tect th navicablu channels at the mouth
of the liutlaio rivor, and to remove the
saod bar there, caused by the gale of De
cember mi. I'usseil.
Mr. Cameron moved tbat the senate
proceed to the conelf eratlon of tho house
I ill In reUtlun to the centennial cxhibi
lion. After somo discussion, Scott said
there ws no necessity for spt-idv action
cn the bill, and moved It be reserved in
special order for Mondavnext.
Mr. Schurx hopid tho senile would fix
on as early a dity as possible for tho con
sideratlon'of this bill, without Interfering
with other great quctioni now before the
Mr. Scott's motion acreed to.
At tbo iplration of tho ranrnint: hour
tho senate resumed tbo consideration of
tue inn tu iqiikiiza inn uisiriuuiinn ot cur
Wahi.soto.v, Fetrury If. AVhito,
from the judiciary committee, reported a
bill to provide for tho election of two rep
resentatives at Iarcu for Alabama, unlcs
tie legislature shall otherwise provido by
law, by tho time fixed for tho election. He
ituted that tho necessity of tho bill tro.-e
from thj failure legislature to redistrict
the state, ono Ifomo doing Djmo:ralio
and the other Republican. The bill
Mr. Casson from tho sama committee,
rrportod a bill requiring tho United
States marshals and clerks ot tho United
States Courts, who have received foes and
emolument iu excess of tboir legal com
pensation, to deposite tho same with the
treasurer of tho I'nitod Staler, in case of
the rofuial suits to be brought, and
futuro cases to be punished as a misdo
tnsacor; and a special agent to ba ap
pointed to examino the accounts of thuio
officials, who aro to brj paid out of fe.oj
and emolument recenrd, but tholr total
compensation not to exceed II vo thouiand
dolU.rs, in any one year. Aftsr discus
sion the bill was pas-cd.
Mr. Duller of MassachuetU asked
unanimous consent tbat tbo Judiciary
comuiltteo havo loavo to report in time, a
bill fur tho distribution of the Oonuva
award. Also a bill for tho dlilrlbution of
ilia public documents printed by
authority of Cotgrcsj; seed preiontul
by tho agricultural dcpirtrngut ; for free
exchange of nowspapers between
publishers and for tho free transmission
of weekly nows.-iipers within tho county
Mr. Kasson gave notico that ho would
Oiler h subitituto for tho bill providing
that all extra numbers of documont.1
printed by order of Congress, shall be
old and disposed of, tho agricultural
report and abridgment of the president'
raessBgn and accompanying documont ut
:!." cents per volumn, and nil other docu
menu at iho actual cost ot paper, stitch
ing and binding, and that weekly news
papers shall go Iron in mails within tho
county whero thoy are published, but
nhall not bo ilolivorod by tbo pent office
carrier uuUu the postage t,hall havo
been paid at thn usual rate,
Mr. Monroo gava notico of an amend
ment to strlkoout of tbu bill alt provisions
looking to a contlnuunco of tho system 0f
distributing publlo documents. Mr. Bclio
llfld stated Hint ho would voto against tho
whota hill oxecjd thn third section which
provide for tho freo trrnsmlnion of
wockly nov,papuM within tho county
whero they nro published, and of
nowspapt-r exchange. Thl ho would
do in nccorilanrn with tho plcdgo
wlilch thn i'.epubllcan party gave in con
vontion in l'hiladelphlit in 1872 to abolish
thu franking privilege end keep it nbol
ishs d; but if tho till tvero to pass ho would
preparo an amndraont to trlkn out tbo
words "without charge" and insort tho
words "without tho prepayment of post
ago," but the amount thoreof shall be
stamped on the wrapper and paid bv the
person receiving tho same.
Mr. Kasi-on procooded to address the
Houso in support of tbo substitute, of
which ho had glvou notice
Air. Tynor mid ho should suppirt so
mu:h of thu bid ,vi nuthorizsd tlio froo
transmission of weekly nowspapers with
in tbo county of.thoir publication and
of exchanges between newspaper ofllces,
but ho should opposo that portion of tho
bill which provMcd lor what was equiva.
lent to the free distribution yf publio doc
ument. Mr. Townscnd would extend tho privi
logo proposed for weekly newspaper to
thoso inall dally cent nowpapur that
wero springing up and that might bn
culled tho poor mm' newspaper. To
ninko tioh papers pay thu sumo postage
ns tho great daily was unjust.
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THK MtTO rov.'i;ii.
CtwciSMATi, Fobruary 10' Tho consti
tutional convention to-day, on tho third
reading, by a vole ol forty-sevsjn toforty
one, gave the governor thn veto powur
subject to revocal by two-third voto of
tho goooral assembly. A motion to rooon
nlder was lost. f
'I ehkk Hautk, February 111. Adolph
FabrlcliH, editor of the Ilmincr. n Herman
newspaper, died to-day.
KrAN.tvii.Lt, Fohruary 111. William
linker, a painter, fell from a scaffold on
draco church this mnrnine, and was so
severally r&jured that his lire is beliovcd
tu bo in dangor.
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TO HC lllXUXU.
Alua.vv. N. i., February lit. Law-
enateln, a iirooklyn barber, who shot and
robbed horo last fall, a one-armed peddler,
waa found guilty of murdor in tho first
degree, to-day, and sentoncod to bo hanged
on tho loth of April noxt,
Pittsiiuko, February 10. An explo
sion occurcd thiii afternoon iu this retort
houso of tho Consolidated Out company,
on 2ath street. Tho building took flro,
but tho tlames were prevented from
sproadlng beyond tho retort building.
Loss about tcit thousand dollars.
Providence, It. I.
l'Kovmr.NCK, Fobruary 19. In the
Utiltod Stules Circuit court to-day, in the
caso of Mrs. James vs. The Atlnntio Do
laino company, Judge, Cllllbrd tuslalnod
exceptions to otto or two items of tho
master' report and ordorcd judgmotit
entered for the remainder, in effect affirm
ing tbu plaintiff claim for about ?(188,
000. The caso has been In court Just
Nasiivillk, Fobruary 10. Tho state
graago of Tenncssno assembled at Ualli
tin yesterday in tho lint annual session.
Nearly tivo hundred grango wero repre
sented, tliero being betweon flvo and six
hundred delegates present many ladies
being delegate. The question nf estab
lishing a plow and common manufactory
at Nashville wis among tho questions dls
rned. Ureal harmony seem to prevail.
Thu session will last probably two days.
Mtf. IlKOW.M.Ef. MCUVKilKli.
Davkm-okt, February 10 Mrs Kilui
lieth llrowr.lue, wtfo of A. llrownlco, a
woalthy farmer of this county, was
brutally murdered by somo man, un
known, in her houso last eoning. She
was Ktiot twlco with a double-harrolled
shot gun and dioi Instantly. Hnr young
est child, aged tour years, was fatally
wounded. There U no clue to the mur
derers and thoir object is unknown, al
though It Is thought they wero intent on
Nkw York, February 10. Captain
Morton, of steamship Moro Castle, from
Havana, report that In au engagement
about Fubruary 1st a column of Spanish
troops 1,200 strong wero utterly dofuatod
by tho insurgents, Incurring a loss in
klllod, wounded and prisoners, of tlx
hundred men. Intelligence which Capt
Mnrtnn regarded trustworthy, represented
the Spaniards as worsted In overy engage
Another strike on the New York Mid
land railroad to.dy, owing to tho failure
oi luo annus .t ruiu.-i uu surjp, uut ui
which they wero paid few weeks ngo.
The switches aro spiked at .lummil, una
no trains aro allowed to run.
Office ol Observation. Signal Ht-rico t'. S
anitv. Dally report ot tho atage ot water,
wltli the changes for the t!t lioiirw ending
:! o clock p. m., i-euruary in, ii.
' low '
Vlckfcburg ... .
K 'J ' ;
17 P, 1
.'ID 8 I
Ilclow high witter mark.
Observer hlir. ber. II. S. A
VifKMiURd, February if. Up Katio,
Julian. No boats down to-dy, Wosthcr
cloudy and cool. Klver falling.
Cl.vcif.'KATl, Fobruary 19. Hiver ta
tlonarv. Arrived I'ju Franklin, Mom-
phi:; Andu, V.'iieoling. Departed Andy
Littj.k Hock, Fobruary 10. Weather
cloudy and rainy. The rivor rose I foot
and i stIH rising. Arriyed, John How
aril, Now Orleans.
Nahiivii-i.k, Fubruary 1!'. Tho river is
on a stand, 20 feet on tho shoal. Weather
clearing up and cold. Arrivod and de
parted, Uoilman, Paducab.
Nkw Ori.kank, February 19 Arrived
City of Quincy, St. Louis; Fannie Ta
turn, Arkansas rlyer, Doparted Crescent
City and barges, St. Louis; Hello Loo,
Momphis. Wuathor cloudy but pleasant.
LouihVii.i.K.Kubruary 19. Hiver rising
slowly, with 11 foot 0 iiuhos in tho cannl
and 9 feet Ct Inches in I ml an oliiito. The
weather I oloudy end mild. Arriyed
Tho. Sherlock. Departod Sherlock,
KvANsvibi.v, February 19. Weather
cloudy and mild. Mercury !U to C4. Tho
river ha risen I foot. Down Mary
Autotit, Morning Star. Shannon, Mlnrin
olo, and Idlewlld. Up, Fayette, George
Hohorts, and Hiram Campboll. Husinosj
Memi'III', Fubruary 10. Tim towboal
Mohawk, with 0 bargui, from Now Or
loam to St. Louis, struck n enag noar the
foot or Island 00, at 6;!i0 Tuesday morn
InL'. ami within flvo mlnutos sunk so that
only a portion ol hor hurricano roof was
, rS . 1 .1 K-.. II..... ....... 1.
Idtb HUUTQ V.Bim, 1 u llll-l itoiu li'ni,,
Tho boat will doubtles provo r total lof,
Tho bargo were all saved. The Mohawk
was owned by tho Mississippi Valley
Transportation company, and valued at
1)0,000; Insured In Cincinnati and Wheel
Ing olllces for 520,000. River rising
slowlv. Arrivod Arlington, from Cin
cinnati. Departed Fort (iibon, for
Arkansa rivor; Katie Koitutz and City
of Chester, for St. Louis; Oleucoo, Thomp
son Dean and John H. Maud, for Now
Orleans; Parkor and Allegheny Hollo, lor
Nkw York, February 19. Treasury
dUbursmonts $20:1,000, Custom rooeinp.
$324,000. Money oay at -tfifs on stocks;
fl4 on governments; prime uisiriet ri(,i7;
terllng dull and firm at -I 8IJ(3)4 HQ for 00
days; -l 84 lght; gold ranged 12Sr..'l2J;
closed $; carrying rates clearing
115,000,000. State bondi steady.
HOW THK WAIt AUAINHT IN I KM.
I'KRANCE IS ritOURKHSINO.
THE PENALTY OF VlOUTIiNU THK
OHIO LIQUOR LAW.
.Voles from nil Aouk Ilu- l.lm.
KVANSVII.I.K, February 10. There Is
groat oxoitemet prevailing in this section
in consequenco of tho woman's crusade In
AT IIM'I.N.VATI I 111! llUSWItlSS.
Ci.s-cin.vati, Fohruary 10, Thu brew
ors, In this city, aro holding a private
mooting to-day, taking action In reference
to the tomporancc movemotit in tho ttato.
Tho Washington Court Houso saloon
which took ono hnndrod kogs of beer
daily, now takes none.
At A'onl to-day, the citizens subcrlbcd
a large fund to support tho women's
movement against thu liquor sellers,
Jamostowri, Green county, report the
urrendor of tho last saloon to-day.
riNitit son vioi.ATixd the Mill-on law.
Judgo Harbor, at Springfield to-day,
fined live saloon keopur, in sums of from
$50 to f loOiaco, for selling liquor in vio
lation of tbo Adair law.
a Catholic priest at Chilllcothe, preached
a temperanco lermon, but opposed the
llli't.r.T, Ohio, February 10 lleoreav.
I proprietor of tho only liquor establish-
mont in town, I lying sick ami luu ladies
kindly resptct his requost, not to engage
as a hand, in religious exercises at his houso,
but the)- visit him individually with pray
or and solicitation, Ilochone, iu thn sub
urb, locked them out lo-daj. Springer
agreed to glvo up but his wife arid daugh
ter ol'j'.ttwd. Thero Is only two nr three
saloon within two mlloi of town and
Ihoy will not last lone. A heavy mas
mextlng was hold to-night, houso crammed,
and powerful srpecchts made. The Inter
est stems unabated. A potition wa read
and circulated for signatures, this evening,
pr.win.r thn legislature of the state to let
tho Adair liquor law remain uachangud.
WAllllf(iToi, Fobruary 15. For Fri
day in New Kngland states, southeasterly
wtntis, ciounuy wev.ner and prolably
For South AtUntlu tUtof, wtnd back
log tu tiuthoast and soutbwoast with
cloudy weather and ram.
For flulf stales, southerly wind veer
ing to southwest with cloudy weather and
possibly followed in wostern Texas by
For Ohio Valley and Lake region,
southwesterly to nortttwesterlv winds, tall
log tomperature and cloundy, followed by
For the extreme Northwest region, fall
ing barornotor, high .temporature, north
westerly winds and clnar or partly clear
For Middle states, south and southwest
erly winds, falling brrometer and iruner-
ally cloudy weather and poeslbly with
Memi-uix, Fobruary 19. Flour quiet
Corn moal quiet at J 15. Corn fair de
rnand and advanced to 75(7(76. Okt dull
and unchanged. Hay unchanged. Hran
quiet at 18 00 Lard dull at '.(,i;0
I'orir iii vii. Hulk meat quiet and weak
a&ouiders BJto'ii; side KJCi,8j.
New OiiLKANr, February 19. Corn
active; whito 7C(.'ij7; yollow 85. Oal
quiet at 00. Pork active and firmer, 10 00
fVlC 2."j. Hacon dull, lowor, 797'J. Su
gar in bettor demand and firmer; lot
common limCl ; fair to fully fair 7(3)7
primo8l. Molasses dull; prime centWfu
galCUOI. Vhiskypull; Louisiana &9
Cl.vcir.-NATI, Fobruary .Cotton quint
ai i.ij. r inur steady, vt neat quiet and
steady at 1 40t 13. Corn quiet drVJCl,
Oats steady at 48fTr 0rj. ltyo steady, No 'J,
i uiryll uarioy nrm, !n 2 fall 1 HO
0i) h3, Kggs steady. Oils urichariced
Hutter etoady. Chveio firm. Pork quint
and weak at l uu. i-ara quiet, steam 8
kettle 9. Hulk moat heavy and week
Sales shoulders 5j spot; cloar rib 7J
packed snot F: clear ouotod at 7!.'i7!
Hacon dull nnd dronpinir with small solos,
shoulders fij. Whisky fair .demand but
lowor nt uu.
BT. loui., l'onruary 19. KJour un
changed, and for fall or over 0 0C(0 25
dull and weak-. Wheat dull and tin
changed, No '2 spring 1 20; No II red fall
1 43; No J 1 56. Corn firmer. No
mixed COfatQl. Oats In bettor demand and
highor, No 2 mixed 1G47. Harley
steady aod Urm. l(ye steady at mk(,tHI.
Pork dull 15 OOoTVlO 2.1. Dry salt moats
dull, doalors apart and nothing dono. Ha
con vory quiet, In a small way, shoulder
sold at CilP:"; cloar sides sifTV.t. La-d
quiet, primotearn EJ. Whisky steady at
so. nog cull.
Cuicauo, Fobruary 19. Flour dull and
unchanged. Wheat openod firm, clusod
dull and lower; o 1 sprinu 1 Jv; -o
1 19 cash, 1 18l 18 March, and I 20J
1 20 April; iio 3 1 13j(S)l 11. (Jorn
opened firm, closed dull and lowor; No 'J
mixed, cash, nearly nominal ; &0J '-larch;
67(j!57i April; now A o V mixed 62; rvg
old 02('i2Jl; new 4'.Mr'60. (sat ouiot and
woak; No 2 teller -12 cash, 421 March.
Ityo scarce and firmer; No 2 iresh H4)
Harley dull and drooping; No 2 rag 1 70
1 76; fresh 1 77; M AV 1 M5; No i! 1 00
(!)l 02. Pork dull and a shade lowor;
ft lOf.yU U, cash or March; 11 35 April.
Lard viilot and tvoak at 8 VOfa.B 85 cash
or March, 9 00 April. Hulk meats In fair
pemaud and lower ! shoulders 0; S II
7 40; SO I 70. all loose spot. Hacon
sloady; shoulders C t ; S It HifoKA ; S O 8!
(381, all pnekod. Whisky, d maud aclivo
bonier TwclttU street und Watblnxluu Ave
J. O. II U ELS,
(I. a to ol Hi. l.OUU,)
IMKIR HINDER AND ItLANK HOOK
wlfli tmitlnimrf Anil fllsTiatuh. All klntU nf
ruling dono at short notico. Hlhle, SluMc,
Mairazlnet) aud PorlodlcaU hound neat und
l the lowest poiuiiDie rates.
Cotintv work, Mien it Kocni-di, Docket
'oe ljook, Hliinks, cto miide u specialty,
lloxcs. Pocket IlOOkt.Kllvelops. t'tcniuiln
to order. H-si.
C. N. Tl U Q HE S ,
aicii t si a HTni k i nr
nni ivh i hi Htiri s
k I.. L ll.L- . I.bl. I - ...A..... M
HAVKMHIt MMHHIH Jk 1ANnh!K
71 O.UIA MfN(
i"IT V MlllriWll liltisf unit filut
The oldest etlabltkhed Agency In Southern
ininois, represtuunx over
$l!5,(IU(l,()ni) (1(1 1
sl tho best Inauranra Capital ol lb
8AM W IL80N,
ii r- sari rssss ssisssssusjtj
BOAT BTOEBa j
Y BO V 1 Hi ' h a ITU,
No. I I 0
Ohio L;m k Cairo, Ii.i.i.iui.
JtlSiCK LLAM BOVM.
DR. W. JiLAUW
Huders Htcck (upstairs) corner Hh .Strenl
hnu vasuingtoa Avenue.
0-3l-tf. CAI HO, ILLINOIS.
THE SOUTJiJiiRN IIO TEL.
MICS. T. N. OAFFNF.V
Takes tilnatura in ftnnntinofniF Sr. I h u
lie that she ha tiktn possession of this,
popular and convenient hotel on the Oh id
Levee, and that she hat P.Et'OBMHUcu
and Kkmivatkii it in many respects, and
is now prepared to accommodate the pub
lic with good fare, good rooms, good beda.
and everything necessary to, and usually
found In a first-class establishment.
Thankful tor past patronage, the hopes to
merit its continuance.
BUT Day boarder rocelvod at reasona
ble rate. fi'J-l-'.'ii.lu
" U. WI7KKLF.K,
"WOOD -A-lSjaD COAL
OFFICE AXI VARD:
Tenth Street, between Wanhlugtnu ami
A large supply of Pltuburg and lilg
Muddy coal constantly on band, Ktov
wood sawed to order. Order for oeal or
wood should be loft at the olhce on Tenth
tareet. Ttnu. canh on delivery.
Caiuo Box and Basket Co.
T ITltllTAll it-n -r -w -m r r v .
If AMI AMD NOFT.
Keep constantly on bana
I.OOttlHfl AND SlDINO, ALSO LATH.
UILI. ANti YAHII COkNKk TUIHTY-FOURTH
STKElcr ANI OHIO LXTXK.
NEW LIVERY STABLE.l
UMTWlseH WAkJ'a AVKMDM ASItS WALHD1
Dr. H, r, STIxUi luioiws in publlo (Ut b l,m
LI VERT 8 V A u a.
on tb noithutMl !! of Tuoth girt B
Ills BUM will b (aialtt4 with ubb but ta
best HORaaa '
AND GOOD VKUIOLKa.
atd the publio may tie accontmndated at al-
a1lri nr ilin iIiv.h.i nl..i.i win. u.r.. - .
sn the lowuut tormn.
ur, neid aaki a sharo of public patronoaM
and will endeavor to merit It by fair dHV
and rtriel. attention to tmalnou.
B. F. PARKER,
(Succctior to Parker AJUUke.)
PAINTS AND OILS
Aid lha ealebratM illamuuklli
B&OW'taiLDlHO, 00 llTH BT. A OOat
OUW. , iLLIsinia