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KNOXVILLE, TENN. : WEDNESDAY. FEHKUAUY IT, 1875.
Investigating Treatment f I'eni
triUtry CouTletsEfduflDg Sal
aries of County Officials Com
mittee on Charitable Instila
tkns WUJ Beach kaoxville To
sTtll KMoavllle ibrttalrlr.
Nashvilli, Feb. !, 1S7.V
In the Senate to-day tbe following pro
oeodings were had : Kmmert introduced a
bill providing for a rental of (he present
Boyd Introduced a bill to protect and to
promote wool-growing, by a tax on dog.
Haynes offered a bill to authorize the peo
ple to Tote on the lit Saturday of
August, 1875, as to whether or not
they desired to hold another Constitutional
Convention to prepare for submission a new
Constitution. If the people vote for a con
vention then they are to elect delegates on
the 1st Saturday in October. There wus
much opposition to the bill, so that it will
not likely become a law.
The Senato bill allowing aliens to hold
real estate was slightly amended in the
House and returned to-day. when the
amendment was concurred in.
The Senate bill taxing the losing party
in civil suits with costs of the jury, which
waa made special order for to-day, was con
sidered on its third readl ng. It was de
bated for several hours, and finally pased
by a vote of 18 to 7.
Tbe following proceed. ugs were had in
ihe House. A petition was prc-entcd from
the Nashville Medical Society, praying the
rsissatre of a law regulating practice of
medicine and pharmacy.
A petition of the citizens of Gibson conn
ty was presented praying for a permanent
tax on doga so as to protect wool growing.
Mr. Dedson offered a bill to reduce the
salary of the Superintendent of the Capitol
to $75 per month.
Mr. Monran offered a bill to e-tnhlisli a
law court in Bedford county.
Carson and Bu'.len introduced b.Ils to
intend the present assessment law. .
rprlail lo Knoxville hronli le.
Nashvu.lf, Feb. 10th, l7n.
A memorial was read in the Senate from
members of the Nashville Bur, recom
mending the passage of a bill introduced
by Senator Wade, for the employment of
short-hand reporters to take testimony in
Mr. Logan introduce ! a bill for the es
tabliebment of county work hou-es.
A bill to prohibit guardians of minor
heira from using trust funds for thir own
benofit, passed on Its third rending.
A bill to prevent unjust discrimination
ou the part of railrn 1 in tho State in
."night and pa-senger t-i riffs, pa'icd third
Usual number ol' petitions presented,
praying the passage of stiingent laws, reg
ulating the su!e of intoxicating liquors.
On motion of Mr. liuy ues, a committeo of
two was appointed to go lo Memphis to in
vestigate the matter of one hundred and
thirty-nine bonds, issued to tho Memphis
and Little Rock Railroad.
Mr. Spears offered a resolution reuuest-
iug the President of the Agricultural Bu-
rusta account for the expenditure of
$30,000 by his department.
Mr. Gibson introduced a new bill giving
Magistrates jurisdiction in misdemeanor
num. and declaring relit larceny a misde
Belal ( Knoxville turoulcle.
Nashville, Feb. II, lS7-j.
In the Senate to-day, Mr. Hodges offer
ed a resolution providing for the appoint
ment of a Committee to draft a bill upon
the subject of equalizing the assesmont of
property for taxes between the counties.
A dengthy discussion took place on the
Senate bill, which provides for tho
publication of tho laws, and
decisions of the Supreme Court, in the pro
gross of which Attorney General and Re
porter IleUV.ell was censured for a derolic
tion of duty, in failing to publish the re
ports of the decisions of tho Supreme Court
for three years, while he continued to draw
fall pay for his Bervices. The bill was ro
Another long d'u-cu.-jion took pluce over
tho assessment bill, tbe House being in
Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Odell introduced a bill to establish a
Law Court in Bristol.
Mr. Gibson introduced a bill to a-sets a
tax on railroads.
Mr. Burnett introduced a bill to cut
down official salaries. It provides
that the Governor shall receivo $3,000 ; SuJ
preme Court Judges, 3,000; Chancellors,
$2,000; Circuit Court Judges, ?1.H90 ; Su-
perintendent of Public Instruction, $l,8t0 ;
Comptroller and Treasurer, $2,000 each:
Attorney General and Reporter, $2,500:
Superintendent of tho Insane Asylum, $1,
f00; Superintendent of tho l'cnetontiary,
$1,600; Superintendent of the Capitol,
$1,000 : Governor's Private Secretary. $1,.
A number of petitions in regard to roads
were received and referred to a Special
Committee, which meets to-night, and
which will probably report n bill tomor
8t-lal I Knoavllle hronlrle.
N tsiiviLi.K, Feb. 12, 1S73.
In the Senate the following proceeding
were had : By Overton, a bill to more ef
fectually prevent incendiarism, by giving
Magistrates power to at once investigate
facts connected with fires.
A lively discission was had over Logan s
bill to prohibit public officials from tip
pling. The bill was finally rejected.
The bill proposing to establish a Board of
Medical Kxaminers, in each of the three
grand division of the Stale, composed
of five physicians to examine medical
students and grant diplomas, was defeated
The bill declaring it a penal offense to
bribe State officers, or for officers of the
State to accept bribes, passed its third
In tho House, Uardenhire oOered a reso
lution providing that on and after next
Monday all bills shall be considered on sec
ond reading, and no rider by way of amend
ment shall be considered on third reading.
The House then took up on second read
ing the bill to allow tax payers to pay onc-
balf their taxes in past due coupons of
State bonds at the rate of sixty cents on tbe
dollar. It was discussed for several hours
and finally rejected. Tho vote stood 48 to
24. The bill was introduced and advocated
by Gibson. Cummins urged the Democrats
to vote against it on party ground".
Kpeelnl lo Knoxville t'hroaiele,
Nashvili.k, Feb. Hi, 1H7V
Mr. Wilson introduced a resolution ap
poiutiug a committeo to inquire into the
reasons for delay in tbe publication of Su
prcme Court decisions and why tho Attor.
ncy General and Reporter has been paid in
full for services not performed. Adopted,
By Mr. Haynes, instructing our Repro'
-entatives and Senators in Congress to fa
vor building a branch of the Texas Pacific
road from Shroveport, Lonisiana, to Mem
phis. Otherwise to oppose Govern ment aid
to that road. Adopted.
NKW Hit. IS.
By Mr. Boyd To repeal tiio act author- j
izing tbo erection of addilionallnsane Asy
lums in Fast and West Tennessee.
By Mr. Turley To proviJo for the pub
lic debt by the issuance of new bonds iu
lieu of l ho present bonds, exclusive of in-1
By Mr. Blizzard 1'or tho benefit of per
sons who have lott grants or di'cds to land
in tbe Ocoee District.
Mr. Logan's bill, prohibiting the buying
and selling of public offices, p:i-ed third
Mr. Ledgerwood introduced a resolution
authoriziug the Governor to appoint Com
missioners, of Fisheries, one in each divi
sion of tho State.
By Mr. Gibson A resolution directing
the Attorney General to take the suit rela
tive to the Torbett issues of the Bank of
Tcnnes-eo to the Supreme Court of the Uni
By Mr. Ledgerwood To regulate, the
County Court of Knox county, providing
for only one session per annum of the
Quarterly Court, and increasing the juri--dietion
of the Ojioruni Court.
By Mr. lodson To imposu on the .Secre
tary of State the duties of private Secre
tary of tho Governor unci Adjutant Gen
eral. By Mr. .lame To authorise Chancery
Courts to incorjorate hotel companies.
Also, a bill to authorise cities and towns
lo regulate transit through the same.
By Mr. Gibson For the benefit of
Franklin Academy at Jack-boro,
The Committee on Charitablo Institutions
will visit Knoxville on Monday or Tuesday.
Hrrll o Knoxville Chronicle.
Namiiville, Feb. Jitb.
Mr. Wilson otiereda resolution directing
tbo Peniteniary Committee to at once
mako investigation of rumors in circular
tion ui b penitoniiary convicts at work on
the railroads having been fro-t bitten
through exposure. Adopted.
By Mr. Butler A bill.to pardon all of
fenses committed by soldiers of either army
during tbe late war.
Senator Logan's bill for tho reduction of
the salaries of Btuto und county officials
parsed its third reading.
Leave wus granted to members el' the
Committeo on Charitable Institr.liors to
Bv Mr. Tltrrevlal;" To dvliu wh'it
prooT is required to establish the offense of T
disturbing public worship.
By Mr. Ledgerwood To provide for the i
maintenance of paupers.
Mr. Norman gave notice that on to-morrow
lie would niovo to reconsider the vote
by which the bill waa rejected providing for VYbkisah, By the act of 14lh of July,
the payment of half the amount of Slate I 1 P70, the duty on imported sugars was re
laxes In pt due coupons at sixty cent" on j nurd -rate 88J per cent., and.
The Commit ice on Charitable Institution
and Branch Prisons leave for Knoxville to
uigbt at eight o'olock. a.
Debate on the President's Arkansas
tonl S!iMitn forty Thlrt i .iiirrH
On motion of Mr. Johnston, of Virginia.
the vole by which the bill, referring to the
Court of Claims ihe claim of G, W. Cuntis
Lee for the Arlington e-tate in Virginia,
and was indefinitely postponed yesterday,
was rcconsiaereu ana mo mil was pmcea
on tho calendar with an adverse report.
Mr. Jonhtson gave notice that he would ad
dress the Senate in reference to the bill Bt
an early day.
.Mr. Bogy, ot Missouri, presented a
memorial ol tbe St. Louis Chamber of
Commerce, in favor of opening the South
west Pass of the Mississippi Kiver, and re
monstrating against tho opening of the
South Pass, thereof, for transportation.
Mr. Alcorn, of Mississippi, presented a
memorial of the members of the Bar of
Northeast Mississippi, favoring the pas
sage of the1 llouso bill providing for a Dis
trict Court at Aberdeen, Miss. Referred
to Judiciary Committee.
AVabiiinoton", February 10.
Mr. Scott, of Penn., from tho Committeo
on Claims, reported adversely on tbe bill
for the relief of Joseph It Shannon, of Lou
isiana. Be said the claimant In this case
had been before the Southern Claims Com
mission, and was allowed a portion of the
claim. The claim before Congress was for
that portion disallowed by tho Claims Com
mission. Tho committee had considered
this case as presenting tho question wheth
er the Southern Claims Commission could
come before Congress for a portion disal
lowed by that Commission, and had decided
that thev could not do so. He. therefore.
asked that tho hill be indefinitely postpon
ed. So ordered.
Mr. Crngin, from the Committee on Mili
tary Affairs, reported adversely ou tbo bill
authorizing the President to purchase a site
fur a coaling station tor the .Navv Depart
ment, and other Government uses, at Fort
Poiut, Port Royal, S. C, und it was iudeli
Mr. Gordon, of Georgia, introduced bills
to remove tbe political disabilities or S. I),
i. eland and R. Singleton, of Miss. Refer
red to the Judiciary Committee. He also
pre.-cnted a memoral from the Mayor and
City Council of Atlanta, Georgia, in favor
of having the bill making that place a port
ol delivery re-committed to tho Committee
on Commerce: and, on motion of Mr.
(iordon, the bill was re-committed.
Mr. Harvey, of Kansas, presented a re
solution of the Legi-lature of that Slate en
ilorsing the message of the President in re,
gard to Louisiana, and expressing con 11
dencu in General Sheridan. Read and laid
on the table.
Wasiiinuton, Keb. 11;
Mr. MeCruery, of Kentucky, introduced
a bill sotting forth that it had been report
ed in a responsible medical journal of the
United States, that a coolie ship from Cal
cutta had became infected with an epidem
ic cholera, during her voyage ; and 11 had
been announced in a newspaper in the
State of Texas, that a disease rcsemhling
cholera was raging in Mexico, at no ureal
distance from the frontier of the I'nited
States , therefore the Secretary of AVar be
directed to detail a medical officer of the
Army, under directions of the Surgeon
General, to investigate carefully the matter
nf the said reports, and if tbey shall lio
! fminil to hn Itnseil nn t'-ftrts. hft Iim11. thrnnirti
......... .v - , , n ..
tho Surgeon General, give due and timely
notk-c of the advauee and spread of the
disease, and tluuiM it threaten to
reach the I'nited Slates dining the present
I yvur it shall be the outy of said officer to
complete records of the epidemic, and re
pen tlie -aniB to Longrvss. ilie bill rc-
Hel'ei i ,
an appropriation at ;,UU0 to
r?;penss of tho investigation,
'lie Committee on Appropria-
Washington, February 12.
cott. presented a memorial of the
of various parts of Pennsylva-
nia, in favor of Government aid to the
Texas Pacific railroad. A similar memorial
was bore presented by Cameron, all of
which were referred to the Committee on
Wasiiikutom, Feb. 15.
Several petitions were presented remon
strating against any increase of tbo tax
on tobacco, all ot wnicn was reterred to
the Committee on Finance.
Mr. Edmunds from the Judiciary Com
mittee, reported back House Civil Rights
Bill without amendment, and gave notice
that bo would call it up at the earliest poss
The Committee on Railroads reported
a bill regliiating the construction of rail
roads in the territories, with the recom
mendation that tho Senate non concur in
tho llouso amendments, and ask a com
mittee of contcrence.
Mr. Roberta introduced u bill to secure
for depositors in tho Frecdmen's Bank
money lost bv ilium. Referred to tho Com
mitteo on Finance.
Mr. Morrill abandoned bis District gov
ernment bill, which was tabled by a vote
111 to 2-1, which kills it ; when, after a long
struggle over tho rules, the resolution to
seat Pinchback on his credentials was
called up by Mr. Morton. Tho motion to
proceed with Pinchback was carried with
out division. Mr. Morton, after a few re
marks, )iolded the floor to Mr. Sargent, of
California, whose speech was nut conclu
ded when tho Semite atliouri.cd.
J W ..hhinoto.v, Feb. 9.
Mr. Sypher, of Louisiana, offered the
I following resolution which was agreed to :
I WlfEaKAS, The expenses of the Gov
I ernment required an additional revenue of
l from iSO.OOO 000 ta 140 (MH) 000 : and.
, , n r.ir..-, rmuvviun
minished the revonne of the Government
$14,000,000 in gold annually without re
toeing the price of sugars to th consum
ers j therefore,
liemlved. That (he Committee on Ways
and Menus be directed to inquire into the
expediency of restoring the duty on all im.
ported sugar, to thn rate of duty imposed
bv law previous to tbe passage of the
Mr. Howe, of Mi-si.-sippi, introduced a
hill to remove the political disabilities of
Isaac N. Brown, of Mississippi. Passed.
The sub-Committee on Ways and Means
have reported in favor of the 20 per cent,
inorease on the present tariff on all grades
ol sugar, and it is sa-d the full Committee
have adopted tho report, and that the bill
embraces this feature.
Washington, Feb. 10.
new tariff bi'l was reported lrom the
Committee on Ways nnd Means and made
the special order for to-morrow. The fol
lowing is a full text of the bill :
Sixtion 1. lie it enacted, ovc. That,
from and after the date nf the passage of
this act, there shall be levied and collected
on all distilled spirits, on which the tax
prescribed by law shall not have been paid,
and whether tbe said spirits shall tnen oe
in tho distillery, bonded warehouse, or not,
a tax of $1 on each proof gallon or wine
gallon when below proof, to be paid
by the distiller, owner or person
having possession thereof, before removal
from the distillery, bonded warehouse, and
so much of Sec. o,2."il of the Statutes of the
United States as is inconsistent herewith
is hereby repealed ; provided, that in ad
dition to the tax of 70 cents per gallon, im
posed by law, now existing, there shall be
levied and Collected a tax of 6 cents, being
ono-half the increase of tax under this act
on each and every proof gallon or wine
gallon, when below proot or domestic uis
tilled spirits, manufactured and placed in
bonded warehouses prior to the day, when
tins act shall take effoot and held in bond
ed warehouses at that time and on all such
spirits then held by distillers, rectifiers or
wholesale dealers having in their possess
ion or under tbeir control, distilled spirits
in stamped packages, and any person who
shall transfer, or otherwise dispose of
such distilled spirits after this act
takes effect until an addition
stump to be specially provided
for this purpose by the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue denoting payment of the
additional tax of 1ft cents per gallon here
in imposed is purchased and attached to
the package or packages containing ihe
same, in such manner as the Commissioner
of Internal Revenue shall prescribe shall
be subject to and pay a penally of one dol
lur for each and every gallon so removed,
and tbe spirits removed shall be forfeited
to the United Slates ; and, provided fur
ther, that on all brandy, gin, rum, nnd on
all compounds and preparations of which
distilled spirits is a component part of the
chief value, embracing all forma of dis
tilled spirits imported from foreign coun
tries on which trie duty is tixed in the re
vised Statutes is two dollars per gallon, the
doty hereafter to be levied collected and
paid shall be two dollars and fifty cents
per proof gallon.
Sw. 2. That Section 3,308 of the Revis
ed Statutes be, and the eauie are hereby
amended by striking out the words "20
cents per pound " and inserting in lieu
thereof, tho words "24 cents per pound;"
provided that the increase of tax, herein
provided for, shall not apply to tobacco, on
which the tax, under tho existing law, shall
have been paid when this act takes effect.
Seo. 8. That so much of Section 3,439,
as imposes a stamp tax on friction matches,
Inciter matches, and other articles made in
part of wood and used for like purposes, be,
and the same is hereby repeded, to take ef
fect on, and alter tho first day of July, 1875,
Sec. 4. That all molasses, not including
tank bottoms, syrup of sugar, cane juice,
melado or concentrated melado, and on
sugars, according to the article of standard
in color, imported from foreign countries,
there shall be levied, collected and paid, in
addition to the duties now imposed in
Schedule G., Section 2,601, of tho Revised
Statutes, an atLount equal to 25 per oent. of
said duties, as levied upon the several
grades therein designated.
Sko. 5. That so inoch of Section 2,503
of the Revised Statutes as providis that
only 00 per centum of the several duties
and rates of duly imposed on certain arti
cles therein enumerated by Secton 2,504.
shall be levied, collected and paid, be and
the same is horeby repealed and the several
duties and rates of duty prescribed in said
Section 2,f0l, shall be and remain by that
section levied without abatement of 10 per
centum as provided in Section 2,503.
Slc 6. That the increasoof duties pro
vided by this act shall not apply to any
goods, waics or merchandise actually on
ship-board and bound to tbe United Stales
on the 10th day of February, 1875, nor on
any such goods, wares or merchandise on
deposit in warehcusesor public stores at the
date . ihe passage of this act.
Wasiiinoton, Feb. 15.
The Committee on Commerce reported a
substitute for the bill for the improvement
of the mouth of tho Mi-.issippi river. Or
dered printed and re-commilU-d.
Tbe Judiciary Committee was directed to
inquire into the discriminations in favor f
the JNew torn Associated rress against I tie
American Associated Press, and report by
bill or otherwise.
The llouso meets bercafer at 11 o'clock.
The bill providing fr the redemption of
tiie over-due United States bonds, known
as the Texas indemnity bonds, passed
T he House then piavte iel to the Di-trict
of Columbia bill.
The bill for the improvement of Hi
mouth of tho M ississippi was n.a le a pe ial
order for Thursday to ihe exclusion of ail
Old Hiiuiiv 1'. wax elected Judgo
of tlio Interior Coin t of Mime county
in the Ktutii of Georgia. When ,.
went Inline, lils delighted wit' tx-
clainieu: ?(, my near, you ure
judge; wliiii; tlicn, nm IV" Ho re
plied, " Hib Hallit? (Ilirti'd old f ad J'uu
Speculations About thej President's
Sou thorn Policy.
WakhinoTum, Feb. 15. It is slated fliat
the President favors the caucus bill, and
threatens if Congress fails in its duty he
will not fail in hi. Should Congress ad
journ withoutaclion it might be necessary for
him to proceed to greater extremes than the
mere suspension of the habra corpu.
The sub-committee will report to tbe full
committee. The three Republicans will
join in the report, which, it is said, will fa
vor the recognition of Kellogg, and is some
what bitter in its denunciation of the White
The Senate l'.ailroad Committee did not
take up Scott's road The House Commit
tee bad it up and will give it further con
sideration to-morrow. The prospects are
TMa Elections Committee beard Col. tar
ter in behalf of Laurence. Sypher ad
dresses she Committee te-mcrrow in his
Hoar's Committee did not meet
It said the report of the sub-Committee
from Louisiana will be red-hot
The Supreme Court affirms the decision
that States may tax a railroad upon its
In a lite insurauce ca.-e . rora Mississippi
it was decided that tbe opinion of the agent
does not bind the company.
rrieli vs. Stover, executor, an appeal
from the Circuit Court of Virginia. In this
case it is held that the war having render
ed the currency of Virginia of no value in
Pennsylvania, there is no longer anv au
thority in an agent appointed in Virginia
in lot) I or living in irgin.a alter tbe war
closed to take tbe V irginia currency in dis
charge 01 a aeor, aue nis principal, a cuizen
of Pennsylvania. If it were otherwise,
every Northern creditor of Southern men
was at the mercy of the agent he had em
ployed before the war arid his condition
was a bad one, being prevented from hold
inK intercourse with bis agent for the pur
pose of changing his in-tructions, the or
iginal instructions not being applicable to a
state of war.
The revenue receipts to-day, were over
$1,250,000. This is attributed lo the with
drawal of goods from bond to escape the
Nl Yon, Feb. 11. Ko-terly snow and
rain storm prevails. The Staten Island
ferry boat was cut through nnd drawn off
for repairs. The Ambassador for London
was forced ashore by ice on Hats. Several
vessels attempting to go to sea were nbligd
to return. Several pilots in tbe ice off
Sandy Hook, which extends as far as the
eye can reach.
Phihoklphia, Feb. 12. Kev. Jaggar,
Rector of the Church of thn Holy trinity
accepts the Bishopric of Southern Obio.
Boston, Feb. 12. The Supreme Court
refused to interfere in behalf of the boy
murderer, Jesse H. Poiueroy. lb- will be
Cuari.kston, Feb. 12. The National
Grange last night adopted the report of the
Committee on the Annual Address ot the
Msster, D. W. Adams, endorsing his recom
mendation, that tbe subordinate Granges
be fostered by the National Grunzo, and
that the manufacturers in t ao South be in
Oswigo, Feb. 12. The railroad leading
to this city have been abandoned on ac
count of the recent atorm.
Latkx. Kfforts are making to open the
O.woco and Syracuse road. The others are
abandoned fir the present.
ToROVTO, reb. 12. Trains which were
dun yesterday noon have not yet arrived.
Boston, Feb. 12. Bitter cold, mid
northwe-t atorm is raging off Cape Cod.
Four fishing vessels in attempting to make
the harbor are ashore, rilteeu are ice
hound. Many of the crews are trosted
The Revenue cutter has gone to their
assistance with provisions. Ve-e!s are.
ashore at other points.
The ship Uunker liili, itu seven hun
dred tons sugar and a quantity of hem .
was burned and scuttled in Manella bay ..
February 3d. Loss $250,000.
Nkw Vokk, rub. 12. ?l avigauuti on
N "rtb and Ea-t river are seriously impe
ded by ice.
WASHINGTON, reb. 1-. the caucus
adjourned after midnight. Only thiry-
eight voted upon tne nnal question, inc
ill whicb the caucus will report upon, is
the same a telegraphed, except tho clause
making tbe exhibition ot deadly weapons
a felon v. It gives tbe President Ihe right
to suspend habeas corjiu at discretion,
and marshals and supervisors at all Con
gressional elections. iSlaino spoKe strong
ly against the bill. It will not pass through
the joint caucus ; there were no Senators
present. The result of tbe caucus is regard.
ed aa a signal defeat of Grant.
Mr. Eaton was greeted with great ooidi
aliiy, especially by the Democrats, and
took his seat between Mr. Davis and Mr.
Gordon, on the Democratic side.
Boston, Feb. 15. Yesterday was the
coldest day of the Beason. Many of the
harbors along the ooa3t are frozen up.
A revenue cutter returned from Province
town, where it had been assisting oO ice
bound vessels, and bring four men
from tbe stranded schooner Bromwell, from
Florida for Boston, badly frosted, and the
amputation of their hands and feet will
probably be necessary in two cases. One
died on reaching tbe shore, and ouo died in
ringing thn schooner. The cutter took on
a supply of coal and returned. Many ice-
boun l vessels are out of provisions.
The Scrpmg is unround off Starke Point
near Pltmomh. Tbe muiU und passengers
re landed. I: U hoped tbo steamer will
float off to-day.
lirevciman George N. Macv died to day
fi oai a pistol wound, the piatul being dis
charged by the General s fulling. It wus a
sinall pistol, carried in tho breast pocket.
Uali imiiue, l' b. 15. The sea gull Lucid-,
the seat oard steamer I'.oanoko aud
the steamer Shir'y failed yesterday, in the
aka of the ice boat.
Loxnoii, Keb. 0. The, cap'.ur of Ksiella
bv Alton-isU is unconiiruie J.
Th (lariats claim that th-5v have rr
rrii'm dt'e ground lost inGuipurcoa, that
Ge'i. Le ma his been compelled to abandon
He .rai x un 1 Ouitaria acd U hvinm?! in nt
San Sebastian, and that the Ailon-ists hwt .
1.20O in the recent battles.
Makrih, Feb. S. Alton return to
Jovellar takes chief commisnd of the
Army of tho North
A steamer with 400 troops loa-ves Cadi
shortly for Cuba.
V irvN i, Feb. The Arch lUike of Saa
Salvador, Johanna, bas been arrested fo
writing a pamphlet on tbe subject of "Mii
itary Re-organisation." in which the author
violently attacked Germany and declared ,
war between Austria and Germany irarai-
London, Feb. 9, It is snowintr in south
Ihe t arlist Committee here nave intelli
gence of a great vietory in Spain, in which
..rov Aiionsisis were aiuea and wounded
Pon Carlos has isued a congratulatory pro
Maorid, Feb. '.'.The Carlist Chiefiaa
Xundire is reported killed by his own men,
for treason, by order of Dou Carlos.
The Alfonsists operating against the Car-
lists in Navarre have suffered a check.
caused by over-confidence in Ihe Alfonsist
Count Valmaseda will be appointed Can-
tain General of Cuba. Important meas
ures ate ponding regarding Cuba.
London, reb. 12. iwentysthrep liish-
ops have protested against the interference
with toe l atbolu- elections implied in Bts
marck's late circular dispatch.
Iacmkl. reb. 12. The new treaties be
tween Uavti and San Domingo bind each
to maintain the integrity of their respective
treaties and ceding adjacent islands to for
the Cambal, Ionic, with eighty of hu
followers, is to be executed for mnn-eatiug.
i o iee is abundant at M.j.OU.
LAntATiA. Feb. 12. The Insurgent
General, Due harine, is killed and hi staff
captured. Peace is restored.
M AiiRin, reb. lii. A decree issued calls
for seventv thousand men, fifteen thousand of
which are for Cuba.
F.igbt thousand reals secures exemption.
The Bank of Spainhas advanced theGov
rnment one hundred million reals.
IHvojinK, Feb. 18. Fx-Marshal Ba.aine
arrived at Satitander yesterday. The French
rosidents of Ihe town having asked for and
obtained permission of the authorities to
serenade him, used the opportunity to hiss
turn, and indulge in insulting cries. Ui
crowd was dispersed by the police.
M initio, Feb. 1:1. Marshal Serrano will
pay homage lo Alfonso to-day, at a special
Fkankioht, Feb. lil. Sauigny, the fa
mous ultramontane is dead.
Paris, Fob. la. The Qaulai asserta
that on tho close of yesterday s sitting of
the Assembly, the mini-tors insisted upon
reigning. nnd that President MacMahon
accepted their resignations. Tbe davlo'ut
also says tbe President has summoned tbe
Duke de Broglie to form new Cabinet in
connection with M. Be Four ton.
Loniuix, Feb. 13. A Paris special to the
Ki ho says, the utmost unea-iness prevails
in consequence of Ihe political situation.
The crisis is graver than ever. The Cham
ber can not make a Constitution and will
not dissolve. MacMahon would have re
signed bad the Senate bill passed as amend
ed. The IJonaparlists gain greatly by tho
complication. The Republicans will make
no further concessions.
orn. ( urn; Uiie I s t orn or Wo IMr.
1 1'rora the Trentsn News Gazette, j
There is at pre-ent a greater scarcity of
corn in this country than wu. ever know n
before. It is nelesH to stop to ask wheth
er thU is the result of drouth, laziness, or
bud iniiniigeiiieiit. The fact Is a fact, and
that is sutlleh'iit. Many well-twlo far
mers, who have always heretofore had
corn to sell, and some who never bought
a bti-liel of corn in their lives, will Im- com
pelled to buy, and that speedily. What
will be done ? The worst of it is tlitil
many vt ho are out of corn niv also out of
money. So here Is a chance, for our phi-binlropic-nioneyeil
men i make money,
eay ami a heap of it. and at the. same
time ilu good and aeeoinmodate their more
in i fi-t ii - iieililiors. M'e have no doubt
that vat iiiantil ie of corn could bo sold
it ihe depot to good parties for approves!
mil perfectly afo notes until next full,
it H.l mt barrel. Here is n big thing for
.i in man who lias tie wisdom and inonev
to take .'I'lvinlairo of it.
Wendell 1'hllllps nnd Ihe Koulh.
Senator (iordon, of Georgia, Bum
privately announced lilsi Intention to
write a letter to Wendell 1'liillipn, In
viting liiiu personally to make an ex
tended tour throughout the (Southern
State, and give the public the benefit
of bis viewH concerning their condi
tion, particularly witurefeet to their
government. He says he has abun
dant faith in Mr. PliilliiiV integrity of
purpose and ability lo cormctly Htate
the irapressjionsi this result of a trip of
this kiud might have upon bin luiud.
lie Han not conclude'. wlietner ue will
make the letter a confidential com
munication, or give it publicity after
it Bhall have been written. HViniinjr
ton dixputch of loth.
Prounaltion of tho l ulon Paclue Kail
way. The proponilion of the I'nion Pacific
Railroad to pny into the Treasury
$o00,000 annually for twenty years,,
and $750,000 yearly thereafter, as a,
Kinking fund to meet bonds: aud inter
est, is) looked upon as) a very fair
ofl'er, aud U regarded with favor by
the Government, and it is, expected
that Congress will he asked to author
ize an acceptance) of it iu lieu of all
the claims' now pending against the
a liosil ahualUK for I tie "taHrile.
Over one hundred and seventy uhare9
of atock of the, Cincinnati ('az lit I'uiii-
tt'ini, belonulng to the estuto ot tne
lute Joseph ( lien n, vvete sold y esterday
tiy Hie excculora, at miction, 111 Hire
lols, ut n premium ol" from li" to Ba'-j
over the pur value, and were bought,
for Mr. William tilenii, tbe fulucr of
the deceased ; an urratigetuent, which,
was entirely agreeable to tho other
members ol' lhc (htri tw C'i'-"""''
Clint taiiooga Convju tvial : Corn isolu
on the wharf (Saturday lit SU cents,
wheat C'H'aj 1.0(1, and cat at OS cents.
All tho wheat brought down by Hat
boats, on the recent rise, hui heen dbs-.