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mm COSGRESS SEC5HD SESSION.
Westers Associated Prii Resort.
SENATE WASHINGTON. February 6.
Mr. Allison, from the Committee on Appropriations,
reported the Indian Appropriation BUI with amend
ments, aud gave notice mat lie would call it np as aooa
Mr. Sherman, frnm the Committee on Finance, re
ported favorably the House lull authorizing the Com
HiHioarr of the Freeduieu's Savluaa and Trust Com
pany to bur in certain real aud other property, and to
aell the am- at puoiio or private sale. The bill waa
tuactusod aud lain aside.
Mr. Sargent submitted a resolution requesting the
heeretary of the Nvv to transmit to the Senate a nar
rative of the second expedition of Captain C. F. Hall to
the Arctic Regions, to be compiled from notea of the
expedition niaOo by Captain Hall and purchased fiom
lua widow. Agreed to.
air. Cameron, trom 'he Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, reported, with amendments, a bill receuty Intro
..dnced bv Mr. Wbyto, to encourage and promote tele
graphic communication betweeu America and Rurope.
placed on I he calendar, Hie princinal amendment pro
vides that rate charged the Oovernuient ahall not ex
ceed those charred individuals.
Mr. Paddock, from the Committee on Public Lands,
repotted favorably on the Senate bill for the relief of
settlers upon publlo laud under the pre-euipuou la as.
Mr. Wludom. from the Committee on Aporopriatlons.
reported adversely on the House bill to piovide tor the
payment of. James B. Eads for tbe construction of
the Jetties at the Sonth Pas ot the Mississippi River.
Placed on the caiemlar with ad Terse if port. It au
thorises the Secretary of the Treasury to pav out of
any unappropriated money in the Treasury $.O0,ot0 to
said Kails, whenever the .secret iry of War shall
determine thtit that amount is due said Eads by the
terois of the coo tract.
Mr. West, from tlie Committee on Railroads, reported
favoi ably on the Senate bill to amend the act of June
S. 187'J. granting the rtvlit of way through rub lc lauds
to toe iieuver and Kio Grande ltailway Company.
It repeals the proviso In the original act requiring tbe
comimoy to eompleto the road to a point od the Rio
Grande as tar south as Santa Fe. within tivo years, and
to complete fifty miles additional south ot said point in
each year thereafter, and in liu thereof allows the com
pany ten years fiom the passage of the original aot to
eitinlfte Him mud t:i SanLi Fe.
air. Went said the lull granted no subsidy; It merely
a-ranted tho light of way. Hill passed.
Mr. cockrell leported favorably on the Ben a re Joint
resolution to amend the joint resolution ot July H,
leTii. autlioti.iug the Secretary of War to IsAio arms
to certain states and TeTiitoiios, and to Issue ammu
nition not to exceed 600 bull cartiulgb (or each arm.
Mr Ttnmairie introduced a hill for the nrotoction of
She widows and orphans ant heirs-at-taw of officers Of
the army ot tlie coiteu r-i-aies. iieierren.
Mr. Cbris'ianry called tip t rie House hill authorising
the survey or c-rtsiu wiwr.stitpe iu oite.iiigau, auu uiaa
iiiv un Mi.r,rikiki iitljitn therefor. Passed.
Ibe Chan uptwiintou Mr. Hereford a member of the
uoinmiitee ou t utuus, in uiuuo vi iui. t mri ui
l.rtti nf rrl.H evnlred.
Mr. Stevenson presented a memorial of tbe Board of
Tieiroi.ta ot Lhe sinithsoniun Institute. asxing an an-
probation of f '.".(). (Mill to erect a building adjoining
the atinithanniau Institute, for the exhibition oi Boons
oontnimled bv foieigu oovorumciits to the United
plates, which goods were lately ou exhibition at Pnlta
deipiila. Mcssr. Morrill and Sargent favored Uio erection of
bu u building.
Tho Legislative, Indicia! d Hreputlvt) Appropria
tion Kill was received from the House of Ri-prcseuta
uviw. and refeird to theCoinmittee on Aooroiirlaiious.
e.r. Ilsiniin, from the conference committee on dis
agreeing voles of tho two houses, on the out estab
lishing certain mist routes, which involves the oues-
twiu of restoring the fast mail triilns and the ranging
Sriiilrge. icnurtt-u that tl.e roruDjittoe hHd been uuaiile
agree. ITe uinved that tlm new conference asked for
by the liouso of liepieseutatives t granted. Ko or
Huls-iiiont'.y be said the ITotise had not sppoiuted
Its riiintK-.rs ot the new conlerenie cotnniittee. al
though the bill had been sent to the tseuate. and he
movtd tu.it the bill le rttui ue,l to the House, tnat that
IxHiy iniKhtuppoiiitits members of the committee niet.
At the expiration of the mornins hour, the bill to
amend the Paeitio K.nlro.'el acts so as to provide a sink
ins fund for the liquidation of the indebtedness due the
uoveiunient, Wiis lakon np.
After debate the bin waa la'd aside Informally, with
the nuderstuiidiiig that it should be the unnuishea busi.
Mr. Iiiitails said the bdl sbollshioK tbe Hoard of
atetropoiiiiiu Police t ouiiniisioners oi tue tustiici oi
Columbia, with the Pn slilent's veto, was lyius; niKin
the table, the cotnunttou havur reeommoodoil that it
be paMtml, not withstanding tho oujoottous ot toe ITesi
The 8iilJtH-t was disonsed at some lenetb. the ques
tlon Ikmiiu shiill the bill pass notwithstanding the ob
jections of the Presideut theieto; it. was decided id the
retail ve yeas aot uai'S two-iuirus dui voung in
The Ti'tii in detail was ss follows:
Yeaa Mtssrs. Alcorn. Barnuui, Rlatne. Boay. Booth,
(bnfiee. Cockrell. Cooper. Davis. Dawes. Pennla,
KaU'U, ffoi'lthwaite, Hamilton. Hamlin. Heietord,
Johuston. Jones (Motl'ia). Jones inevanai, heller,
Kerran. Mcfieary. McKonald. ,naxey, Mernmou, Nor
wood, Robertson. Stevenson, Teller, Wauleigh. Wal
lace, Why to and Withers
Nays akshi s. Allison, Bruoe, Burnslde. Chrisliancy,
Cla-ton. Contains:, tinover. CniKiu, Ferry. Hitchcock,
luirallu. lau. MeHillau. Mltcliell. Paonock. Patter-
son. Sjrui-nt-. H her uian. ripeucer. vVest, Wludom and
W rieht 22.
I be rienate went Into exeontive session, and, when
the doors were rcopeued, took a recess till ill o'clock
HOUSF WA8HISOTOK, February 6.
After the usual extension of recess, the Honse went
Into committee ot the whole, Mr. KUou in the tnair, Uu
the liedcu-ncy Arpropristion Bill.
Mr. Wauiro'n suteu the lull appropriated $1,417,000.
Trie two lurjrcat appropriations were one of $."im,ijix
lor the deficiency in tue rVavy Depart meet, and one of
(i!17,Uii for pensions to soldiers who have lost limbs.
Mr. Whitthorue offered an amendment dlrectina: the
accounting olllrem ot the Trsasury to adjust and settle
the acoounta of officers of tbe navy ou the so live list
whoee pv his been aff-oted by tierieral Order of Secre
tary ot Navy .No. 211. since Mie 1st of September. Iu76.
on the bams oi awaiuna oraera to pay. Alter uiacus
Mr. Wells, of Missouri, offered an amendment for the
payment of $l,5i'0 to W. If . Bliss, of nt, Louis, for
aervices as Assistant United States Attorney in the
Whisky cases. Afloptel.
Without disposiiix of the bill the committee rose.
Mr Jeaaa ottered a resolution for the uriutlnK of tea
tlnionv taken In-fore the Committee on Louisiana
Affairs which bai not been prints L
Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, reuuested that when the com
ml l lee should make its general report, it woald tell the
Mouse whether any poitionof the vent iuioLy had been
printed witnour authority or ins uouse.
M r. Coiifter ssul that he understood that a portion of
tne testimony nan oeen uiutuaieii auu aurreptiuuusiy
t'n beina Informed by a member near blm that he
was mistaken in the committee, ana tnat tue oommit
toe to wt.icn he relerrel was the Committee ou Pnvt
leges, M r. tkioser said he suould con lemn suca a pro.
seeding lu whatevor committee it might ooour.
The res olution was adoured.
lteoeaa taien tmlil 10 A.M. to-morrow.
BGNATK Washington. February 7.
To-day's session begun at noon. The Senate Insisted
upon its sinenuuients to the Military Acaoemy Appro
priation Bill, and a couunlttoe of conteieuoe was or-tlei-ed.
Mr. Ingalls reported, with amendments, tbe Senate
bill to ensile Indians to become ci I lions. Plaoed on
Messrs. Hamlin, Pomey and Dflvis were appointed a
new conference t't mimttee on tho Dart of the Senate
on the hill involving tti- restoraliou of tho fast in ml
trjiin and the irankir g irivnex".
Mr. Imisev intiodi.ce l a bill to repeal the art to In
corporate lite National Capli.il I.'fo Insurance ( om
pany. 'id to jirovide for tbe winding up ol lis affairs.
rMr. simrmno called np tbe ITouse bill snthorlxing
he Cotnmlssioneis of the Fieedrnen's 8nvinss aud
Trust Company to buy in cerl.un real and other prop
ertr. and to sell the same at pub
lio or private sale. He submitted an
amendment providing that no SAle of real estttfe
shall lie made by the Commissioners except at public
auction, unless such sale and terms thereof shall be
tlrst upproved by oue td the J iistioes of the Supreme
Court. Agreed io. Trie bill then passed.
Mr. rtKlit, fiom the Committee ou claims, reported
adversely on the bid to 1 1 tip, n aud sotUe claims of
several -states against the United tstati for advances
niadn in tbe war of 1S12. and on tbe bill fo- the relief
of persons having elsims BKBinst tbe United Stales
nnder tho provlsiousof the Captured and Abandoned
Property Act, both of which were indofluitely post
poned. Mr. Clayton called np tho Senate bill to anthorlTa
and empower the Hecrerary of she Interior to a3ust
met sett e the account of the ..askaskia, Peoria, Pian
keshnw and Wea lnrilnns. Passed.
Mr. lioiiv preseiittiB a remonsirsnce of the business
men sod oi hers (it .sr. luiis. auainit the pnasaire of the
itoiiss tell to butl'l a bridite over the Missouri Kiver at
Mr. Iloul we'.l subniil led a concurrent resolution pro
Vidnii; thai ilunni; tl-c session of the l-.lectoral Coin-riis.-.ii
ii. ench c iiembir ilsy t;i 1 1 bo ob ei ved by e.ich
liooseol i. ' uigrcsi as a day for legislative purposes.
Itefi i re i.
Toe loll pr-iviiltng for the ouvment of Tss. It. Kads
for the 4-tnstrnctlou of the lei lies at the Month Pass of
the i issisHippi Itiver, was niseu-isfMl at some tengrh.
but siniii xiu-r the expiration of the morning hour, Mr.
Uenfoii iieunnitcil lhe lefruir order, aud the Kads lit1!
was laid eer. 'i he Oil! to amend the Hacilio ltailroad
acts so ss to create a binkniR fU'dfor the liiuidation
ot the iunohbHtne du- the tioverument by the Pacilie
Kaiiron'ls was tiikep tip, aid Mr. tJordon spoke in ad
ViMiacy of the lei-intrilneed by him and reported fa
voiuM bv tue t'ceiiinittee ou K:iinoads.
M i. tiorflon ninvrtt the lull icisu tMl by the Commit
tee oo l.'iiiiroa'is ss s sitlistii ute for the bill reported by
tbe Judiciary Commutes.
I'tmlMnj discunsien Mr. Wlndirai called up
the lull apprupriiitinir 3:t.ri(i.iKiO to supply
the dertcit-ncy in the ppi-opnallon for ptlnt
imi; (lining The cm rent fiscal year, and moved that the
Semite noii-coi cur In the amendment of the Hours pro
vl '.ing that f 'oni and alter the pr se t session cf Con
giess tbe Public Printer shall not pay more than is
p.iiil for Similar work in the cities ot New Voik, Phils
iiwnhia and Baltimore. He said under the Dew rulea
t lbs senate no amendment of a leirislafive ohsracter
i-iiml ls put upon the (inueral Approtirtation Hi a. aud
un Jcr that rule he supposed it was the duty of the
oiiiieitti e ou Approprmttous to strike all legislation
Sxem Ute appropriation bills.
a.l(er ilimnissioa the wenste refused e eeacur la the
amendment year! till, nys 2.
I pen the anuouncemeiit of the vote there Was soms
applause In the galleries, which was prompt y cheesed.
toraiuitteenf confereiioo waa ordered ou the bill.
Mr. toucan introduced a bill to repeal the Joint rnaolu
110:1 pi-onluiK lor tbs poeipoueuaent of Uis puo.ioa
f in -f trie n w srmv leiru ation's. laud ou the table.
! e t'ucitlo Kailrosd bill was laid aside with the uo-(i.-isi
-n ii;iir thai it should come op as unfinished bust-uh-s
'il the expiration of the morning hour to-morrow.
Mr. t ir-.M-ni, fiom the sub-committee of Committees
( rev,,, ,;cs end F.lectinns. assigned to the Investiga
tion .it i;.o lute election in Florida, reported evidence
i .l.niu i i-annt io the eligibility of Humphreys, Ke
T ii 1. . . . :- pn iidcnilal Elector oi that fettle. Ordered
i in- i 'i.air siinounced as the conferenco committee on
the :,.i.i...ij r.caiiiiny Appiopriation bill, Messrs. Alii-ai-o.
i o en ,x thou duk up the IndiaD Appropriation
r.: . villi 'hu i.i.ii i-Hini.dins tliatlt should beoensiUcred
Hi tni'si lbs hours oi lo and la o'clock, to morrow, aud
t-sii .1 r null ill o'clo U ti-leoriow.
llol'Mr: V.tsin.ciON, 1 aoruary 7.
i.i. .. :i- i mm 171-fc.tm hi uooii.
ini-ii - i .iii m tii oi the t omnuttee on Ptiviiegea.
i On Vi.ii'uwuy takeu VoIiks UiSt coauiKleo up
to Febrnarr S. together with a resolution for its mint
Mr. wa uron. iron the committee on APororrnarions.
reported back the eenato Mil approprtatiug 3&0,000
lor tue aenciency in the appropriation ror tue uovera
ment printing and binding for the present fiscal year.
Mr. Vance, Chairman of the Committee on Printing,
offered an amendment providing that after tbe close of
the present Cod areas, bo greater priee shall be paid for
labor by the Government Pi inter than Is paid in tbe
cities of New York. Philadelphia and Baltimore. He
explained that he bad. in coulunotlon with the Chair
man of the Committee on Printing of the Senate, ad
dressed a letter to the Publlo Printer, in August last.
advising him to adopt soms such rule in me manage
ment of the prliiting-ufUo. If that advloe had been
followed, there would not now be dollar ol deficiency
in that Department.
Jnr. tionger inougni ino proposition was imyraciiica
ble. and that it aimed a blow at tbe most laithiul labor
ers of the Government. Tbe amendment was adopted
-yeas, lis; nays, 1U i; ana toe oni was passeu. ine
House then went into committee of the whole. Mr.
Kdeu In the chair, on the Deficiency Appropriation
Mr. Hancock: offered an amendment, approunauug
half a million do) are tor the payment of oei taiii claims
of the Interior Department.
a rter ueoare it was anopien.
The committee then rose witbont baring disposed of
tbe bill. -.
Mr. Blount, from tbe Committee on Appropriations.
reported the Naval APDroptiatiou Bill, i.etcrred to
tae committee of the whole.
The bill appropriates sl2.4li4.7o3.
Becesa until 10 A.M. to-morrow.
SENATE WA8HIXGT0X, February 8.
The credentials of Senator-eleot Oarland, ot Arkansas,
Mr. West reported tbe Post-office Appropriation Pill.
with amendments, ordered printed and lie on ibe
Mr. Wludom railed no the House bill to pro vine for
the payment of Joseph B. Kads. for constructing Jetties
at the Month Pass. After discussion, by a vote of liO to
?4. the bill was lmlenuitely postponed, and uie consid
eration of the Indltiu Appropriation Bill was resumed.
Various sinendtnents reportea oy ine cemnuiiee on
Appropriations were agreett to. among them the follow
ing: lueieasiug the appropnatiou fur the purchase ot
tlour anri meat for the Crow Indians from sil.tHHl to
liiliMi.iMM): appropriating $i7,tnsi for the pay ot addi
tional employes at seveial agencies fortbe Sioux In Ne
braska aud Dakota; sppropnatiug f.iO.tMHl for Ibe se
lection of location and construction of necessary tiuiiii.
lugs and removal of the Yankton Klmix to the Missouri
Bivcr, and mciessing the appropriat ion ior toe suosm
tence of said Indians and Pouca Sioux irom $l,OOU,tM)0
The eomimtLee renorted an amendment anronriatlng
Slo.Otlii for tlie removal of Ibe Poucas flora Jeoiaaka
to the Indian leirnory. Agreea to.
The House of Representatives iuserted a clause as
follows: "And the President of the United States la
hereby directed to piohibit the removal ot any portion
of said Hionx Indians to Indian 'territory, unless tbe
same shall be hereafter authorised by Congr. ss."
The .Kenale Committee ou Appropriations reported
an amendment striking out that clause, and it was
airreed to. Other amendments reported by the com
mittee were aareert to ns follows: Appropriatinc $15,
iiiKi for the erection of agency buiuiiiiKa upon the
southern iiortlou of the Ute Reseivation; increasing
appiopiiaiion for the Nioux Indians at Fort Peck Agen
tv, As8iiiab(messndUnventrelrom7o,H)l toiHIMi.
tiO'l; incieasingapiiroprialloiis for support of sciioois
not otherwise provided tor, from $tf..uOt to 40.(sK).
Aiinropriating ilii.iMMl for Indian ikjuco on tbe Indian
Keservallons. and itoH.OSo lor paymuut of sucu lueiu
ImrMiil llui Miuiiil mil colilcileiate bauds of KasKts.
Peoiia, 1'iaiiKaslia w aud Wea Indians as elect to be
come ciliz-na of the United Mat's, to their ptoportion
or the rriii.il monevs. A tmrourkiiiug S'JO.IM'.O trom the
Orcat aun Little osnRO fund for the education of forty
In-,;;, n youths at various institutions ot learning in tue
'1 he Committee on Appropriations reported an amend
ment striziuy out the fourth seciion ol the bill as H
came from tlie House of Representatives, anthonziug
tho couiiuusiouer ox juoiao ahuis to use uiuik-j
aenrniii i.iteil for one tribe for anoiher. whenever in
hla Judgment it can be more advantageously used lor
such other tribe, and it was airiced to. 1 no bill having
been considered in committee of the whole, it was re
pel ted to tue Senate, aud the amendments made in the
committee were concurred lo, and tbe but was then
MbturiL Winton. Sherman and Wallace were nppoint
ed members or the Conference Committee, on the lull
appropriating SsSod.OOil to provide lor the detlcleiiry in
the appropriation for the publlo priuting and binding
during tbe present fiscal year.
Mr. Paddock, at hia own request, was excused from
further service on tlie Committee on Public iluildiua
Mr. Harvey, at bis own rrqnest, was excused from
further service on the Committee on Agriculture.
The President pro ton. was authorised to fill tbe
lhe Cbuir laid before the Senate the bill informally
laid uside yestrriiny. to amend the Pru'ide Railroad
acts, in order that il should come up as unfinished bust
The Sen.ite went Into executive session, and when the
doors reopened took races until 10 o'clock to
HOUSE Wabhisgtoic, February 8.
Mr. Buckner Introduced a bill abolishing the Board
of t.'ommissiouers of Police ot the District ot Columbia.
Mr. A. 8. Williams, of Michigan, introduced a bill re
pealing the statutes tirouiiiiting appoinrinenta auu pro
motion in the staff of tbe army. Keferred.
Mr. Carr aKed leave to Oder a resolution reciting
that the Fleet-oral Commission has refused to go behind
the teiurns and admit the testimony taken in the
Southern mares bv the House committoes. and direct
ing that the members of the Iouisiaua Returning
Board be released from tbe custody of tue Sergeant a l-
Messrs. Eden. Blaud and others objected.
SHOCKING TSEATMENT OP MBgacs. WELLS A KB AN
Boon after business was begun in tbe Tlonse of Rep
resentatives to-aay. air. naie rose io a privileged nueo-
tlon aud read a letter addressed to him from J. Madison
Wells and and Thos. C. Anderson, slatu.it that they
weTe confined in a damp, da k duugeou of the cellar of
tbe Capitol: that yesterday, uy oruer oi the bpesKc!.
they had been transferred to a mucb better
room, and that they bad been brouabt
run -It to the cella bv order of tbe 8 r.
soant-at-arms. and that ob account of tbe bad air In tho
call one of I hero Oovernor v ells was now ou bis slclt
bed. Mr. Hale said that his attention had been called
hv this letter to tue matter. Ho hart gone to the celt
in which the prisoners were confined, and bad found It
a damp, dark room. Into which a gleam of sunlight
could uevir enter, and which nan to be illuminated
by gas. Tbe air was poisonous. and one
or the prisoners, an old man over seventy
tv vears old. luld on bis bed of sickness. It was Inhu
man to keep them In such a room, and he therefore of
fered a resolution directing the Mergeaot-at-arma to re
move the prisoners to a well lighted ana well ventilat
ed Midi .where their beaitii mar not Ie endangered.
Mr. Cox said that it was in this same cell tint a Re
publican Congress had Incarcerated t-tewart and
Irwin. The prisoners weie confined and in
close custody of the Sergeant-at-arms, but they conld
release themselves by simply purging themselves of
contempt of Ibe House, sad answering tbe questions
which tbev had refused to answer.
Mr. MoCrary inquired what questions they bad re-
luseii to snswer.
Mr. Cox They bad refused to produce certain papers.
tr. Mccrary Ttiey sre confined for not producing
what was tint in their possession.
Mr. Cox The House bud already disposed of that
question. The resolution was, in his Judgment, a re
proach on tbe Hergeaut-at-urms. The witnesses bad
simply been treated as other witnesses bad beeu.
Mr. Wllsou spoke in favor of tbe resolution, and
stated that, atier frequent and fruitless attempts
lo see the witnesses, he had succeeded in so doing
only by sn order from Ibe Speaker. When he did sno
cot'd he found the witnesses iu a rail 1. iil-veuti, alert
ce.l. He could not escste the Impression that- the offi
cers of the rsergeaot-at-arme' oibce did not wish the
pusoners to be well treated. He honored the f pesker
tor his honest efforts to relievo their sutfenugs. it was
abhorrent to tbe feelings of tbe Amei ic.ui people that
tbe House suould treat wiin sum crueny an oni niau
over seventy years old. because he bad stood up for
what be knew was right.
The Speaker said that the witnesses were not, lu his
charge, but that as he had char e of the rooms in the
Capitol, he had ordered that the prisoners should be
tiannferied to the room of the Committee on Fiectlous,
but that committee had objected and the Mergeant-au
atois had uo power to do anything but remove tlictu
Once mora to their fonuoiTrooni.
Ai r. Wood said tnat be did not wish the Honse to be
regntded bv tbe coontrv ss doing an Inhuman action,
bin he Ihoiiaht that before acting ou the resolution tbe
House should reqnlre a certificate from some doctor
ststing that the btltb of the prisoners would be im
paired or endangered hy their conrlnemeut in that
Particular room, as that bsd beeu the custom always in
easi-s where lbs luieouer complained of his accouimo
r.a:inns. Mr. Conger thought that there conld lie no pretense
of richtor Jns is on the side of any party- which
should porpetiale sucb a cruelty as to confine uiisonera
iu a room in which their health would be undermined,
simply o cause thev refused to produce certain papers
which was not in their power to produce. A mere
sUiieiueni ot that to tbe common Ameiicau mind would
produce more conviction thau If done bv tbe House,
and no man would daro to attempt to Justiiy sucb con
duct, which reminded one of tiiedaysof thumb-screws
auu tbe I nqulsitlou.
Mr. Clyiuer. on behalf of the Sergeant-at-arma, aald
that, that officer bad do-ie all In his power
for tbe purpose of rendering the prisoners comfortable.
I be room Ihey occupied was well heated, well lighted
and well ventilated. It waa the room which had been
used for the ssme purpose by precodtna CougrKsses.
They were allowed to have conversations ulth their
Mr. Conger-Many mcmlffri bavs sought access to
theui, aud been deuied.
The speaker explained bv calling attention to the fact
that the lesolution which placed the recusant witnesses
iu ciislod.v i f ths Sereeant-st-arnss, directed that tbey
shoutil be held in close custody.
Mr. Banks thought that when tho Honse adopted
that resolution it had not intended that an Inquisition
should be established which should compel tlie prison
ers lo disclose what thev did not- desire to
disclose. He also wishel to call attention to tbe
fact that the prisoners hud not been Kept in close cos
tody as the resolution directed, but that Ihey had been
taken before the committee of tbe House, and com
pelled to give testimony, wlthont any order of the
House allowing them to lie biougbt out of custody.
.Mr. spaiks thought that all the time tho prisoners
were bsmie tbe couiinilloe they bad been in charge of
Mr. UauM replied that when tbe witness was testi
fying before tbe rrniimittee bo was a free man.
After some further discussion Mr. Hale called tbe
previous question ou the adoption of the resolution,
but the Democrats voting against it, the previous ques
tion was not ordered.
Mr. ( ox moved to refer the resolution to the special
C-outailttee ou Klectiou in Louisiana, wiih instmclions
to leooit speedily to the House whether such sta'e of
affairs docs exist ss is stated In ths communication
from J. Madisou Wells and Thomas C. Anderson.
Mr. Wood said thatthe Republican side of the Hons
was eudeavmiug to mislead the country as to the trne
state of affairs, and to throw npon a majority of the
House a stigma ot inhumanity toward Its prisoners.
Those prisoners bad refused to prodace papers w liieli
night nave settled tbe Presideutlal question and might
have prevented the present lamentable condition of
Mr. Cox thought that tbe action of the muvonty of
tbe Honse looked too much like lionizing the Iiuisi.-ina
Returning Board, aud mating a pretense of humanity
in doing so. The room in whlcb the prisoners are con
fined was well ventilated and well lighted iMr. Hale
it Is neither . and well heated. Tho prisoners
were taken every -day to the House Restau
rant, where. If they were to die, they would
die from repletion, and yet gentlemen on the
other side bad an Impression that the p-burners
were getting ss thin as Death, tbe skeleton, snd Time,
the shadow. If that were so. wny did not tbeir friends
advise them to produoe the papers demanded off themt
II It had not been that certain threats had nesa made
to kill: if it had not been that one of the witnesses bad
lieen a w uiKiiig arsenal, tbey might loug aiuoe bare
been a'l- Sid lite fiirilefo wS'th the gentleman from ;
Maine Mr. Rale himself enjoyed. If there was any
founds lion to toe complaint which they made, be hoped
tbe Committee on Louisiana .Affairs would examine
Into It and remedy it.
i ne resolution was then referred. yeas 143, nays pa
Ths House than want Into oommliteee of the whole
on the Deficiency Appropriation mil, Mr. dsn in the
Mr. Foster made a formal amendment, in order to
correct a statement made day or two ago by Mr.
xtanuau, tnat uie majority 01 me House Dad, last rear,
reduced tbe expenditures of tbe Government 1(0.000.-
OOti. it had reduced the expenditures actually about
S'-'M.OOO.IMXI. trom which must lie anhtraeted Stt.OOO .
000, which would be expended tbls year la dencisn lies.
leaving aoout en .euu.iiou reuuoiions.
bit. ttsnoaii 00 in pa reo toe appropriation made rry tne
Forty-third Congress and those luede bv the Fortv-
foorth Con cross. In the two sessions of tbe Forty,
third Congress tbere had been appropriated $359.000,.
00O. In the first session of the Forty-fourth Congress
tbere had Aeeu appropriated S148.0C0.000. The proba
bilities were that this yesr the appropriation would
amount to $142,000,000, making in the aggregate for
the two sessions of the Forty-fourth Congress, an ap
propriation ot $2tH,0O0.OOO. which would bs a reduc
tion from tbe appropriations ot ths last Cor. gi ess of
$00,1X10,000. If the Henste had not, last year, resisted
to the utmoet extent the efforts of the House ui tbe
direction of economy, that rednotion would have
ain uuted to $80,000,000.
Mr. Foster said that It was merely matter ot Jong-
ment. The gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr,
Itandnll said that the reduction last year
nao ooeo rm riv muuous, wuiie ne uein mac 11- naa oeeu
but seventeen millions,- Time would show who was
The committee rose and reported the bill to the
Tbe first vote wss on the amendment adopted in com
mittee of the whole, appropriating balf a million dol
lars tor tbe payment of a oumlier of claims sgamst the
Interior Department, for services rendered that de
partment in the way pf transportation of supplies, Ac-
Mr. waidron opposed tue ameunuientb auu caneii at
tention to the fact that a large notnberof the it-ems
embraced in tbe sroeudmeut were tor the benefit ot the
Union Pacific Railroad.
After discussion bv Messrs. tstone. of Illinois, i-ut-
trell. Hancock and lielford in favor of the amendments
and bv Messrs. Clyroer. Kden, Bright aud Atkins
agaiust it, the bill went over witbont action, aud the
House took a recess until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
SENATE Washington, February 9.
Mr. Wlndom introduced a bill appropriating $7,000
for lbs expenses of the .lec total Commission. Ke
ferred. Mr. Dawes Introduced a bill to authorize sua equip an
expedition to the Arctic seas. Keierred.
TLe bill provides for an expedition according to tue
plan suggested by Cnpfcitn Howgate.
1 ue 0111 to encourage aim promote leiegrannic com
munication liet ween America and Europe passed. It
names For. C. Iitrotie, Win. F. Frit k and Robert Gar
iett, of Maryland, corporators, to uouetruot a line with
an Ameiicau enil at Baltimore.
Tbe Chair laid be lore the Senate the credentials of
Hon. Matt. W. Ransom, re-elected United States Sen
ator from Nortb Carolina, Placed 00 hla.
The chair appointed Mr. Harvey a member of tbe
Committee ou Puoiic Buildings and (iron ml 8. In place
of Mr. Paddock excused, and Mr. Paddock a member of
the Committee on Agriculture, in place ot Mr. Harvey
The senate lnaisted upon its amendments to the
r'ortifit-atiou Appiopriation Bid. aud It wua ordered
that a oommittee of cofifereuoe lie appointed.
Mr. luulla preseuted resolutions trom the Kansas
ftf.uu) Horticultural Society iu favor of an etpropri
aiinu to prevent the deal ruotlon caimed by the Rocky
Mountain locusts, iteferied.
Mr. Kelley presented a petition from settlers npon
the IK-smoiiies River lands in Iowa. In favor of legisla
tiou to perfect the titles to their lauds. Keferred.
Mr. Cockeiell piescnted resolutions from the Mis
souri state Orange, calling attention to the report of
its select committee in regard to ciieap Uausportatiou.
The l hair laid before the Senate tbeTesolntlons of
the Colorado Legi.-lutiire, asking for the passage of a
law to antnotize coinage at tbe Mint at Denver, aud I
milking afioropriations therefor. Referred.
At the expiration of the morning hour the bill was
considered to uineud the Pacific Railroad acts so us to
create a siukiug fund for the liquidation of Ine indebt
edness due the Covernment by tho Pacific Railroad
Companies, aud Mr, UuUm opposed tbe J udiolary Com
Mr. Faton nrgued thut Congress had no rlht to de
clare w;iaf .-bould eoDfDtute the net earnings of tho
road, as the bill of the Judiciary Committee proposed.
The legislation toward tuese railroad companies should
be Itlieral. fair and Just. By pssstng Mr. Oordou'a bill
the honor of ibe country would be maintained and Jus
tice wonld be done to tho companies.
Mr. Dawes signed that Cotigiess bad made a contract
wttn the companies to build the roads, and It bad no
right to chuuue the contract now without the consent
of the companies.
Mr. Chnstiaiicy spoke In favor of tbe bill of the Judi
ciary Committee, aud argued that Congress had full
power to pass it.
Mr. Bogy thought it would not be best to have any
leg islaiiou on tho subject at this session, but the seu
ato should appoint a committee to stl during recess aud
confer with the railroad companies as to bow the mat
ter could be saiis actoiily settled to the Government us
well as to the compuDlea.
Mr. Bontwell argued that tbe bill of the Judiciary
Committee proposed tbe exercise of power which Con
gress could not exert. Ifthefairhof this couutiy was
ever pledged to anybody for any purpose, it was
pledged to these companies bv the aot of lSb'2 and
iso-l, aud tbe contract should be kept.
aMr. bhei man orpoeed the bill reported from the Com
mittee on Railroads, and denied that there was auy
violation of tue pnhlic faltn In the bill reported by the
Mr. Roof well eutimitt-cd sn nmeildment 11 the third
section of tbe bill reported by the Railroad Committee,
so as to provide that payments oy the said comp-ioles
to the credit ot the Kinking Fund ' shall be in addition
to all pav menu or other tequirrmcnis under tbe origi
nal acts." instead ol "in lieu of all pnyuieuts or otner
requirements." fec Ordered pi luted.
Pending tbe discussion the Senate went Into execu
tive session. When the doors re-opened, it took a recess
till 10 o'clock ts morrow !
KOU8E WASHtNOTOM, Febrnary 0.
Soon after raid-dsv. to whlcb time the recess had been
extended, the Detlolt ncv Aiiliroriiatlon Hill wasnassed.
wilb tho amendment ai-propnating $5ihmhh.i for the
payment 01 claims against uie interior Department
The lull providing forthe distribution of swards made
in convention between me 1: ullt-o btatts and Mexico,
Mr. Blackburn, from the Committee on the Flection
in I,oiitsaria, reported a resolution authorixiiig tbe
committee to have the testimony taken by If printed at
a pnvaie pruning onioe. the i'uuuu I'riniot not Deiug
apie 10 uo lue wuix immeuiat iv
Mr. Hide raised a point of order that tbe Flonse eould
have no priutiug duue except at the public printing of
fice. The Speaker snstalued the point, and the resolution
The House then went Into committee of tbe whole,
Mr. ox In the chair, on tbe private calendar.
After some debate on tn bill confirming certain
ptivute lsu.l claims lu New Mexico, the oomuuitee rose,
without conclusion thereon.
Mr. -Morrison. Chairman of ths special Committee on
ixiuieiana. Affairs, submitted the report of that commit
tee, whlcb concludes with a resolution declaring ibat
tlie DemiH-.ratic Fleeter received a uiujortty of too
votes In tne state of iotiistuna, that tbe pretended can
vass aud compilation of the vote lor Fiectors by the
Koaid ot Kettuuiug Officers was without authority of
law. fraudulent and void; and that the vole of that
state cau not tie counted for Hares and wneeier. with
out the couBrumtion aud approval of tbs illegal and
fraudulent action ot the said Returning Hoard.
Mr. Townsend.of Pennsvluania. submitted a minority
report, recommending the adoption of a resolution de
claring the Repulilioau Kleetnrs have been elected lu
fiuisiaua, and that the election was examined into, de
termined, declared und promulgated by the ptoper au
thorities of Bald state, under all the forms or law sun
in compliance with the Constitution 01 ths Lulled
Roth reports were ordered to be printed, and recom
The House then took a recess until 10 o'clock to
SENATE WA8IHXCT0K, February 10.
Tbs Chair presented a communication from the Pres
ident of tbe Kleotoral Commission, iuformlng the (sen
ate that It has decided npon the mat tor submitted con
cerning the Electoral votes 01 riorida. ine tergeant-
at-aims was directed to request the attendance ot ab
1 he senstnisbt vine returned from tbe House, tbe
objections to the decision of the Commission, submitted
by Mr. Field, were iad.
ai r. Mteveuson moved tue ienarisKe a recess nuin
12 o'clock Monday. Rtjected yeas UO, nays 41 a strict
A long debate took place as to the form of the ques
tion sustaining or overruling tne objections died bv
Mr. Field. An order submitted by Mr. Whvte. thatthe
Senate do aot concur in tbe decision made by the Com
mission, created under a olsnse approved Jantinrv
177. but that tne votes cast uy w usinson can, Ronert
Bullock. J. K. Yonre and K. B. Hilton, as tbe Kleelois
of the State of Florida, ate the true anu lawful votes for
President of that Mate, aud should lie counted ss the
(electoral vote of tbe State, was defeated br a strict
party vote, as follows:
Yeas Messrs. Bailey. Barnum, Bayard, Bogy, Cock
rell. Cooper. Davis. F-aton. Coldt-hwaite. Hereford.
Johnston, Jones, ot Florida, Kelly, Kernan. Mccreary.
Mo Donald, siaxey. rtiernmon, norwond, iranooipn.
Ransom, Baalsbury, Stsvensou, Wallace, Whyle aud
Nays Messrs. Alcorn Allison. Anthony, Blaine.
Booth, Bontwell, Bruce. B urns id e, Camerou. of Penn
sylvania, Cameron, of Wisconsin, Chaffee, chiistiancy,
Clayton, Conktlng, Conover, Cragin. Dawes, Dorsey,
Ferry. Frelinghnysen, Hamilton. Hamlin. Harvey,
Hitchcock, Howe, Ingalls, Jones, of Nevada. Iigan,
McMillan. Mitchell, Merrill, Morion, Ogleshy, Pad lacs;,
Patterson, Robertson, Sargent.' Sharou. Kherman,
Spenoer, Teller, Wadlelgh. West, Wlndom, Wright 4-re
Mr. FdmunuS staled that Mr. Thurman was absent
on account of sickness, and that he (Mr. rdiuunds!
wonld vote against tbe order, aud that tbe Svnutorf loin
Oiitn was for it. He therefore withheld bis vote.
Mr. Norwood stated that his colleague, Mr. Gordon,
was confined to bis oom by sickness.
The Senate then agreed loan order submitted by Mr.
Hamlin, that the vote of th State of Florida should
be counted for R. B. Hayes for Preeident. and 9V illhiro
A. Wheeler for Vice President, as determined by the
Mr. nnwrniau said be did not like tbe resolution offered
by the senator from Maine, and Just adopted, because
it con tiiner the names of persons voted for. lie hoped
tho vote bv w hich the resolution was agreed In wonld
betecr.nsideied, snd one submitted by himself would be
adopted In its place.
Mr. flamlm accepts 1 The suggestion, and tbe vote was
reconsidered, and the following resolution of Ml. Hher
map.wasagieed to yeas 41,uays 25 a strict party vole.
"Resolved. That the decision of the Commission upon
tbe Flectoial votesof the state of Florida stand as tbe
Judcmeut of tbe Senate, oblcctlons made thereto to the
On motion of Mr. Sargent tbe Hecretsrv was directed
to notify tbe Honse that the senate had reached a de
termination in regard to the decision of the Klertoral
Commission, and was ready to meet the House for tbe
purpose of proceeding wiih the count.
HOUSE Washington. February 10.
The Speaker presented a conic nnlcation similar to
that read in the Senate from the President of the Flee
toral Commission. It was tesoived to receive the Sen
ate in joint session at 1 o'clock.
Mr. Hale endeavored lo fix an earlier time, but bis
amendment was defeated by 1-0 to 90. He gave notice
he would call for the yeas and nays whenever there is
another attempt to delay proceedings.
Tbe seuat-e anieudineuts to the ludian Apfiroprlation
Bill aud the Military Academy Appro; riation niU were
non-concurred m. "
When tbe Senate had retired, a motion waa made fo
take a recess, witen Mr. Hale raised toe point of order
that a recess could not now be taken.
A long discussion tftllored.
Mr. Springer held ib .t there was nothing in the Flec
toial Bill which prevented lhe House front taking a re-Ct-ss
It was not unreasonable, that Ibe House eiimild
ask for two davs to consider the decision which tlie
Couituivsipn had boon nearly tdo davs lu cvusi.liotee
Mr. V eCrarr though the noose had arrived at a
point where it was obliged, under the Constitution of
ths United States, to count tbe votes, and to that state
the House could take do recess until a State was
leached which would have to go 10 the commission.
Mr. Kasson said, lo ths conclusion of tho report of
the Joint committee on the Electoral vote, that the
stated passage of the bill was necessary to allay tbe
publlo excitement ahd agitation; tf the majority of tbe
Honse took a recess to-day, the nubiio agitation wonld
be increased tenfold. Tba people of tbe country would
ask tf It was the Intention of the House of Representa
tives to prevent the completion of the Presidential
count. Bight or wrong that question would be asked
to-morrow morning. Croon the At lantio to the Paclno
Ocean. He submitted to the patriotism of ths House
ot Representatives tbe interest it had In preserving
the peace and prosperity of the country; that it should
Interpose no unnecessary delay in that process of law
which tbe whole country waa looking lo for its salva
tion. Mr. Warren argued that to say the question as to the
Florida votes was settleuWu the simple report of the
Commission was to speak directly iu the lace of the
sot itself, and of the purpose st which It aimed.
Mr. Wilson held that only the present duty of tbe
House was 10 discuss the objections to the deefsiou for
tbe two houses, and beu vote upon It. and let- the two
hon.es come together again In joint convention. Any
other Interpretation would nullify tbe Electoral Act,
and wonld be revolutionary.
Mr. Banks stated that the language of Ve Constitu
tion was Imperative, that when the Electoral votes
are opened that they shall te couuie l. For severity-five
yeara there had not been s single instancs of recess
being taken or proposed under such cncumstanees.
Messrs. Jones, bayler and others also participated in
speaxer Kaudall maintained that the elanse iu the
filth section of the Klectoral Act, which is,
that white tbe two houses shall be In Joint
meeting, no debate shall be allowed, has only pertinency
to tbe question. Poittons of the set which had perti
nency to a reoass were the first part of the lourth sec
tion, which piovldus, that "If there be objection to tho
report of tbe Commission, each Senator and Repre
sentative may speik ten minutes, and that after snch
debate shall have lasted two hours, it shall be tne
duty of each house to pnt tne main question without
further debate. " Me thought that linnet that directory
clause recrs could not be takm at auy other time
than the present, if debate bad been entered upon, a
motion to take a recess wonld not be in order.
Auotiier portion of tbe bill bearing ou the subject was
that part ot tbe filth section, wutcu leads; "aud
no recess snail be taken unless a
question shall have arisen In reference
lo the conntihg or inch votes, or otherwise, uuder this
act, in which esse it shall be competent for either
bouse, acting separately in the mai.ner hert inls-loie
ntovtilwl . In direct, a reees of snch honse not hevoild
j the next day, tsuniays excepted, at 10 o'clock In the
1 forenoon.' It was a fact, be continued, that this wss
the first time when the question has arisen, and it hav
ing now arisen for the fltt time, the Chair Clinks It is
competent for the house 10 isite a recess until Monday
at 10. it Its Judgment so directs.
Mr. Hale Then the Chair overrules the point ui
l bs Speaker Tbe ( hair overrules tbe point of order.
Mr. Hale I respectfully appeal from tho decision.
Mr. Cox I move to lay th appeal ou the table. Car
ried lf.H to 7ti.
The question was then taken on a motion for a recess
till Monday at 10 o'clock, aud it was carried yeas lull,
Dui mg tbe vote a message was received from the
Penate thai It hail ovoiruled the objection to the report
ot the Commissb n. and was ready to meet the House m
I tin npi-anvr ii(uniieii insi no wiiiini ui,o mv ocu-
ato informed It the House wouiu take a recess.
Electoral Con at Resuuit'd la Joint Sefeion.
Iloaas Rejeois Florida, and the Stat la De
clared for Hayes, According to Law.
States Counted in Segolar Order Down to Louisiana
Whoa Objections Are liaised, and the Bodies
Separate for Deliberation.
(Western Associated Press Report.
SENATE WAPBI5(;rox. February 12.
The session was resumed at 10 o'clock, with few
Senators present. In resKiuse lo a question oi Mr.
Davis. Presideut Ferry said It would not be in order to
taken leoeea except upou the question raised in Joint
No business was transacted np to noon, tbe Senate
awaitlug a notification from the House that that body
was ready to resume tbe Joint session to continue the
At twenty minutes past o'clock the Clerk of tho
Honse appointed at the barot the Senate aud announced
the derision of the House, tbat the conn ting ol I he
Klectoral vote shall now proceed In rotiformitv with the
decisiou ot the Electoral commission, and also notiiled
tbe Seuate that the House was now ready to meet the
senate m Joint lnceiiug. The Senate then proceeded
to the bail of tne Honse.
Tne Senate r.-turoed to Its chamber at 4:2S, when the
legislative business was resmned.
Mr. Mitchell. Irom the Committee on Privileges and
Fleet lous, submitted resolution providing for the is
sue of an attachmoot for Conrad C- Jotirdau, Cashier of
tbe Third National Bauk ot New York, he lisving tail
ed to apt e .r before tue commit tee, and piouuce the ac
conuts of Samuel J. Tlldeu, Will. T. Peltou and A. S.
Hewitt, with that bank.
Mr. Satilsbury objected to the consideration of the
res dill 1011 to-day, and it wss laid over until to nioirow.
He said be objected to the resolution, because il was
not reported bv the unaulmous consent of the Commit
tee ou Privileges and Flections, Is-sldes there were
other matreis connected with it which should lie in
quired into before auv such resolution wss passed.
by uuaiiituous consent, it was uudt-isKMsl tbat no
business should bo transacted by the Sena'e. between
10 and 12 o'clock A. M.. duiing the time the Flectoral
Commission havu the Louisiaus rase uuder considera
tion. Tbe Senate then went Into an executive session, and.
when tne door were le-opened took a recess until 10
HOUSE WAsHiNfiTOX. February 12.
Tbe session wss resumed at lo o'clock.
Mr. MoCrary lose t.j open tlie discussion upon tbe
objection ro the decision of tue Flectoial comtuissiou.
-Mi. ciymer raised tue point that there was no quo
J t was then agreed tbe debatu should not begin till
At that honr Mr. Field offered the following:
'-Ordered, That tbe coiiniing of the Klectoral vote
fiom tiorirta sha 1 not proceed in conformity with the
decision of the Kiectoral Cuniuitasiou, but that tbe
voles of Call. Vouge. Hilton aud Bullock be counted
as tbe votes from the State of Florida for Presideut
and Vice President of the United Stores."
Mr. Hate moved, as an amendment, ttuit ine eonnttng
of the F.lertoral votes from the Niare or Morula shall
proceed In conformity with the decision of the Flectoral
Mr. Kuoit offered, as a substitute, an order reciting
the language of the Flectoral Act. that the committee
luight loqutie into such petitions, depositions and otuer
f Mpera as shall, liy the constitution sua now existing
sw, be competent, reciting also the fact tbat m the
Florida case tbs Commission bad decided and deter.
mined that no evidcuce would be received or cuusittered
wbicn had not been submitted to tbe two bouses, in
Joint convention, br tue Presideut of tbe
Menate; tnat conincuie sxo. 1, tnat 01
the Haves Klectors. contained no evidcuce what
ever, wniie Certiticatcs os. J and :t, THden r-liectors.
did oou fain evidence ruiiy anu spoomcaiiy anowmi?
that the latter had Deen uuiv elected autl appointed as
Klectors, and, therefore, ordering thai the oecistou of
the Commission, an.l grounds tnereur. le remanded and
recommitted to the Citin mission, wltn the r.qurst tnat
the same be six corrected or explained, and thatthe
tvimmlssion be requested to furuish iu itetitil the true
reasons of its uecislou. so that the House may he en
lightened as to the course it ought to pursue lu the dls
cbaiire of us duties, and that iu the meantime the votes
of the Hayes Klectors be not conuted.
Mr. Hale made ibe noint ot order that under the
Klectoral Commission 1-aw it was the luiierative dnty
of tbe House at lue end ot two hours' deh ite to vote on
tho main Question, which was whether tbe votes shall
he counted In eontormiry with the decision, and that
nothing lu the snaps or neiay "in woutever iorm 01 e-
sonted." could now arrest the whi"el of its decision.
Mr. Vt ilson, ot Iowa, nuoed to Mr. Hale's point el or
dei, that this House could refer nothing to the Com
mission. That would require at least coucuricul ac
tion. Mr. wood, of isew yon. declared tnat any mtima-
tlou of a desire on the pait of tne Democratic side of
the House to infeinoee anv factious ounosltton to aov
decision of the Flectoial Commission wus entirely gra-
uit.'US aud unsuppoitea uy auyttung tnat had tuken
place. ... ... . .
Mr. naie nas anyiuing oeew saia iuis moruiug 10
Indicate any cnarare 01 mat aiiini
Mr. Wood 'I he gentleman has Jnst spoken of delay,
aud has tntiinalei that there is an lntentiouul disposi
tion 00 the p .rt of tl e House to delay action. 1 can
assure tbe treutleman that there is no snch lutention.
Wbl.e we are reailv. m good fslih. tu carrv out. in ail
ri-spects, the Kiectoral Commission l-aw and theresnit
ihai may be reached in pursuance of It, still, at thj
same time, we demand the light office expteesion of
nr. fvnotx contested me point or nrner, anu inougnt
there was nothing in rue taw wnico prevented tne
House, with tlie concurrence 01 tne Semite, trom re-
msntling back to the Fk-ctorsl Commission, for their
further consideration, the decisiou which it had iuudu
lu the Florida cisc. in order tbat it might bavo the op-
lortnnitv to exfiistn the glaring inconsistencies w hicb
cxlited in that decisiou.
Mr. Ranks said tbst under tne provisions or tbe Kiec-
total act tbe Honse was compelled to give an stSima
tiveor negative vote upou the decision ol the commis
sion. It wouid not be respectful to the Commiss.ou tu
remand the decision to It.
lhe Speaker overruled tbe point of order mane by
Mr. Hale, but sustained that made by Mr. Wllsou.
holding that there was nothing in the Flectoral Coru
mtssinn lsw that authorized the recommittal of fbe
question bark to the Commission, and a so ruling that
It was not competent for one bouse to refer a bill.
or any other matter, to an outside commissi, n. The
substitute offered by Mr, Knott waa, therefore, not iu
The House tnerenoon proceeded to tne oiscnssmn 01
the tbjection to tbe decision ol tbo Fltctiuat Commis
Mr. Mot-rarr aiinressea tne nonse in STipporr 01 ine
report of the Commission. He held tint the ruling of
the Ootumis-lon Was nbuudant'y support'-d bv the most
oogent reasons, aud that to Pave ruled otherwise would
have beeu to assert jurisdiction to inquire into and
overturn the ac-ton of all the States iu tbe aptioiiit-
mcntor their J-.li-cuns, and 10 insniuie proceedings in
tbe nature of au actlou of quo warn'.i,!o. to try the title
of every one of tbe poisons appointed as such. The
bill of 1800, drafted, reported and advocated by John
Marshall, atti-iwsids Chief Justice of the Unlte-.i
Slates, embodied the views of that great constitutional
lawyer upon this question. After provldiug for this
grand C-omniissiou. 1- defined their Jurisdiction ua these
words: "And Ute persons thus chosen shall form a loitit
committee, and shall have power to eiamiuo into all
disputes relativj tutbe election of Presnient and Vice
Pro-uitont ot Ibe Culled states, other than tvrh at tniiht
Tt'nt to the nuuihrr of tot by vhich Kl'ttnrt may
have brm appointed."
If sjuifkment in an Inferior Conrt in Florida, rendered
on the 27tb of January, in an action of own "orrafifi.
could annul the vote of that State cast on th? til 11 of
IH-ceinber. It followed that similar Jiewmen fa 10 auv or
all other states might be certified to the Presideut of
tbe Senate, and must govern the Ciiiiut,
He wante l to know if br an tx vtst facts, Judgment in
one Mate one patty Siiouid secure an advantage, why,
hV a si'uilsrm'.iyojvtil in another state, a co:ri-s:-o:idliig
cJivsnlatre might not be sought tor bv auother
party, and claimed as the resnlt ol such a policy. Then,
instead of counting tbe votes undei the constitution
and law, at the time prescribed. It wonld become neces
sity to count Judgments In auo icarr'iiio. reudeied iu
tat ions states, and on let into an luqutry as to the reg
lilaiity and couolu-iTOues of tiicse Judicial prt.C0i fl
ings. There must be authority simewhere and at some
time to decide who were appointed Klectors. and the
omy safe, or sound, or Constitutional r-tie that oenld
be fonod was thst adopted by the Comufsslon, to-witt
That tbe decision made by the proper SrTite authority,
prior to th tUa3Ml tig th Constitution atut feajs for
rlectina .President and tins President of th Vnttd
State, was final, and not subject to beset aside by Con
gress. The Dower of Congress was to count, not to re
ject, the duly certified votes of the States.
Air. meter loiiowea on tne opposite sine, tie a aid
the members of the Commlselon bad xaketi an oath to
renders Judgment accord. ng to the Constitution and
law. The Commission, in passing ou tbe eligibility of
Humphreys, bad declined to nans on Uie Question ot
the validity or tbe vote of an incompetent Flector. Did
tue Commission mean to decide that tho Ineligibility of
an Fleeter wa to have no etl'ecton the validity of his
vote! If the State appointed an ineligible Flector was
he, notwithstanding, to be declared by the Commission
snd by tbe two houses to be a competent Elector, and
his vote to be a valid onet if so, then the set of tue
Canvassing Board of the State was valid, and the Con
st itntion, guoaft tor, was void. In regard to
the mam c nest ion the decision ot the Commis
sion was to the effect that the ouiy voice permuted lo
sieak for a State io theuielterof a Presidential elec
tion was tne voice 01 a cauvsssing Hoard aua or an ex
ecutive, aud that the voice of the Judiciary aud Ideals.
lature must be bushed Into silence. Ue contended
that all tbe organism of the state must speak its
lhe debate In tbe House was continued tiy Mr.
Banks ana Mr. Frve In favor of the reoor t of the Coin-
niisAionrwiid Mr. springer aud Mr. Uunl in opposition,
and Mr. Chit said: 1 have no hesitaucy in saying that
my convictions are that, nnder the palpable lacts be-
uwtu ine i.oeruora oeriiucaie, me voie 01 wiw
State of Florida should have been returned
for Tildeu and Hendricks. Bat, sir, at the
same time. I bo d that tbe Democratic majority of
tins House lias no moial rufht to complain that mis
Commission has reudeied a partisan decision in re
porting tbe four Flectoral votes of Florida for Hayes
aud VVheetrr. While I assert ibat this decision Is con
trary to tbe fads and contrary to the will of
a majority of tlie people of the united states,
yet 1 as boldlv sssert thst the wroi g Is cnaree
able to a canse further bark than toe Commis
sion. The wrong rests upou the shoulders of those
who established tnis partisan tribuual. When the
Democratic majority ol this House adopted
this law, wiln full knowledge that a majority
of the Commission would be Bepuhlican,
governed by Republlcsn interests, controlled by Re-
ptiniican interests, warped iiy Republican idiisea. and
moved by Republican motives, they de.ilierately aban
doned every claim which tlie Democratic masses as
sorted to the courrol of our National affairs. Tne tioui-niis-iloiiers
hare done no m ire nor less tlmn that what
could or should have been expected or required of trtem.
You enacted a political tribunal, iuvosted it with polit
ical attributes. Hnd gave them political questions to de-
toinnue, which Ihey nave eel-tied irom a political stand
poiut. Being Keouolieaus, Ihey believed that tbe
Hepubliciu ciunlnlsle lor Hie Presidency
was aud ought to be elected. In making
their declaration tbey h ive been truo and f lithf .11 to
their p-.ilitic.il sentimi-tits. education and associations.
No legal wron; can attach to them for this. Hut when
you. liemoctais, put xurh power over such questions iu
tbe hands of a tribunal so constructed you commuted a
bold and daring wioug to your pieiended imlitieal con-vu-tious.
a ud assuredly to your political as.-ociaies.
w hose political seutiiitents and rights you beiiaytst snd
abandoned to your political adversaries. I arise to re.
mind the Democratic majority that iu common deccucy
your votes on tuts meaciiie have estopped you trom In.
uulfrioR 111 eveu cue word of cut iclhran gainst tl-c decision
or that ttibuual sirs, it is your own otf-oring. You
brought it luto being. You gave it life ami power, and
you alone aie responsible tor the result It is no ex
cuse for you to ns.ieii that vou did not anticipate such
a icsiili; that you expw-ed higher and Hfl nr things
trom iTiur foiihiiing. Yon bad no mure riRltt te expect
the tribunal, so constituted, to produce a diiTcreul re
pulf th;n to expect a tnorubiish to bring foith tins.
Nor will h i weak an apology save yon fiom the J'lst
condemnation which j-our betrayed and outrHfp-d con
siitiieucy wiU forever h-ao upon your treacherous
beads. ; I.aurrhter and apnldnse. V o, sir, the wmng
ts pioat, and the hummx, oulmae lies at your
hands. and your bauds alone. Mor will
tbe Democratic lieopie be slow in asei rialuiug tbe true
sotirce of trioir cihcoiufittii-e ecd de cat. It may sub
serve your purpose tor a brief time fo nttchipt to shield
yourselves under cover of bol.ow denunciations of your
ttihiiual. as th" cry of "Stop tnief " for a in run -in t may
delude the officers of the law. Rut w hen the mnd pt-pu-Inee
shill have veuied unmerited sneer upou this in
humi'. for a brief hour, it will seek tbe trup object of its
just indignation, aud the blame will at l.tat lie where It
property helougs. The ftw ouiy who bad
the moral cotir.igs to stand here upon this
fhsir, and amid the ilcrisinn ani contumely of the Is-rn-ocratic
majority, dared to warn you of the tm-vlfntiie
results ot I hat day's work, have the moral right tocom
plHln of the end of Ibis (lay's labor, lint, sits, while
they have d-Tp regrets as to the nctiou of the Cnuiniis
sion, the.v have deep and bitter douiincianous anu con
demnations to heap upon the heads of those who,
claiming to In) lenduis ot the treat DeniiHv.atic. party iu
this trying uotir 01 its existence, nave proven itieiri
se vi-s either mcoui potent from ignorauoe or unworthy
fur bnse reasons, f Renewed laughter and applause ou
tbe Rcpuniicati side.l Hete, then, iu the nam
of the Democracy of the whole coumry. I absolve tbat
commission from all charges, save it may lie that of su
honest mistake. In tre name of the sumo great power,
I di uouuee the majority of this House as being re
aisinaib.e tor lhe wieug. end recreant, iguorsurly tr j
corruptly leeieant, tu the louhilenco w lib b bos beeu I
rciioeod in them, and faithless to the trusts coufided in
them. I Applause-
M r. Winter, of Virginia, s.iid he was one of the Bern,
eel at who hud supported tbe Flectoral Bill in good
faltn, nnil he would say to tbe gentleman from Indiana
I Mr. Carr that li wonld take mora than him and tue
lew Democrats who voted with bun against thai meas
ure lo read a majority ot tbe House onto! the Demo
Mr. Kieul said the decision of this tribunal as it bss
beeu made is entitled to no respect; it is ss iiulotmded in
murals us it is unsound lu law, and 1111111 1011s
aud penurious in its consequences. The spectacle
of succ-esrul vlliaiuy is corrupting In proportion
to the extent of the theater ou whtoh it Is enacted
nnd to the prise whirb it- w ns. The Presidency of the
I' 11 1 ted States has never yet ts-eu won bv iratitl. If it
ts won uow. tue example will lie more Injurious to our
good name, and more corrupt to our people, than all the
peculations, the roiiberios and Iisuds 01 all our history.
a be debate closed at 1:1 S, anu tho House ptoot ertert
to vote. W r. Hale's amendment wss rejected. P7 to 167,
and Mr. Field's resolution adopted.
It was then ordered that the Clerk Inform the Sen.
rite of tbe action ot the House, and also thitt the Hoiiko
is rfow ready to meet with the Senate in the Hall of tbe
At -:'-l j the Senators arrived and took tbeir places.
The presiding efllcer rose, aud said that tbe Joint
meeting of Congress wouid resume its session. The
two houses, seiaiately, have couaidnied and deter,
rnin'-d the objeoiioii wuoniitPed br the members of the
House to tbe decision of the omiiiissiou on ibe certifi
cates from the stale of Florida. Toe l lerk of tho seu
ar.o will now read trio decisiou of the Senare.
Tbe decisiou ot the Senate having been resd by Its
Clerg, and that of tbe House by its clerk, the presiding
ofiirer said, "Tbe two houses not concurring Inorderieg
otherwise, lhe decision of the Commission will staud
nurevcrsed. The rounriug will uow proceed iu conformity-
with the decision of tbe Commission. The
tellers will announce the vuteot Morula."
Senator Aliison. one of tho tellers, thereupon an
nounced that the state ol Flomlahad given foul votes
for It. B. Huyes. ol Ohio, as Preeldoot, and lour vo't-s
for Win. A. Wheeler, of New York, as Vice Prcsulejii.
Tbe Vice President then opened the certificate from
the state of licorgm aud banded it tu tbcteih-is. Itwss
read br Representative Cook, of Oeorgls. The presid
ing oftloor asked whet her there was any objeciiou 10 the
vote of Cc.rfiU. None being made, be aii'iupnred Hint
tbe vote wouid be counted, and directed the tellers tu
doclare it. Mr. cook tbeu declared that ibe mate of
Ceoigia bad given eleven voles for K:tmii(i J. Tildca,
of New- York, as l'resideut, aud eliveu vtites tor
Thomas A. llcudiiiks, of Indiana, as Vice I'teucuU
Ifevt followed in eucce-sion the Sluts of Illinois with
twenty -one votes for Hayes and heeler..
With fifteen votes for Tildt 0. and Hendricks.
With eleven votes for Haves and Wheeler.
With five votes for Hsyes and Wheeler.
W ith twelve votes for Tilden and Hendi icks.
Then came the certificate from tbe State of Louisiana,
showing eight voles for Hayes and Wheeler, the pre
siding officer statiuc lhat the certificate had been re
ceived by mail, and that no corresponding one bad been
received by the Messeneer. The mcsscujrer appoint
ed for lhat purpose, was Thomas C. Anceisou, one of
the Returning Board. This was authenticated by Mr.
Kellogg, as Governor, he being himself one of the
The cc-rtificn.tr hiwlnc been lead, tin presiding officer
handed to the tellers anolbcr reniurate from tiie sains
Ntute, with tbe corresponding one, rocetved by mall,
ahowinu eight votes for Tilden and Hendricks. This
was authenticated by Mr. McFnwry, as Coventor of the
State. Still a third certificate wss opened and read,
corresponding with the one having lioen received by
mail (with voles for Hayes and Wheoicri. authenticated
by Mr. Drslonde. Secretary of State.
The presiding olllctr opened aud presented another
cerlificate received br nmil, no corresponding one hav
ing beeu received by tbe mei-senger.
Mr. Stone, of Miss'iurl. oncot tbe tellers, proceeded
to read It, but it was cbvions from the first sr Monro
that It was a mere bnrlesqdo. It commenced by certi
fying tlmt John Smith hed been rhesen Elector from
tbe First District. John Smith Ko. 1 from the second.
John Smith I10. 2 from the Third, John Smith Ho. 3
from tbe louiib, John Smith No. 4 from ths Flith,
John Smith So. 5 from tbe Stxlh, aud Johu Smith
A. and John Smith B. Klectors at large.
When ihc railing had procoede I thus far. Senator tsar-
iteut rose, aud said that it was envious that th6 cer
tificate was not txtnt fiie.
The presiding olflcer said it was his dnty to submit
ail the papers received by him. He asked whether the
paper should bo suppress id. t Volt es. Vo, no; read it.
Tbe reading was proceeded with, to the great
amusement of the audience, and it wss fol
lowed with ths usual formalities, showing
that John Smith hid been ouiy chosen as
Chairman, and John Smith B as Sergeant st anus, and
that John Smith No. 1 and John Smith A were appoint
ed Tellers : that eight votes or the State bad been cast
for peter Cooper, of New York, snd Sam. Cary.
At this stage of the leading. Senator McDonald sug
gested that ibe two bouses should not be compelled to
listen to the leading.
The presiding otflcor directed tbe address on tbe
envelope lo be read. It read : "To the Vice President
of tbe United States, Washington. Vote of the
Klectoral College of the State ot 1-ouisiana for Presl.
dent snd Vice President, 1870."
lie tbeu directed the teller to proceed with the read
After a few more sentences had been read. Mr. Hoar
Inquired whether the Chair held thst It was not In or
der to dispense with the further reading of the paper,
1 he presiding r facer said tbat ho asked unanimous
consenr, but tbat objection had bfiMi mads.
Mr. Hoar s required tbat any person oojeotlng shaala
rise la bis place and do so.
Mr. M ills (rising) As this Is a burlesque act, I ohjees.
The reading was then proceeded with to Its close. It
purports to bs signed br John Smith. Oompauy No. X
Bnll-doxers. Governor ot Louisiana, and winding f
with tbe lnotto, "Such is life la Louisiana."
Bivbseqnently the presiding officer directed ths papeg
to bs omitted from th proceedings of the Joint Coav
FinsT OBJECnOKS TO LOUISIANA.
Senator McDonald submitted an objection te ths
Hr and Wheeler certificates. The object loa waa '
based on the ground that the Hayes Electors hal not
been dulr elected; tbat their election bod be on oortlOea
by Wm. P. Kellogg, who claimed 10 be. but was not. la
fact. Governor of tbe State of Louisiana, snd because the
Retorting Board was without Jurisdiction, for the rea
son that the laws of Louisiana conferred no power oa
the Returning Board to canvass aud compile the to tea.
since tbey constituted ouiy four ot tlie five persona
required by law, since these four were of ths saaia
political party, and sluce there wss a vacancy in said
Board, wbioh the four members had refused to fill; be
cause the four members of the Returning Board had full
knowledge that ths true compilation of votes woula
have shown thatthe Tilden Klectors had been duly
elected; becsnse said Board had offered for money toseU
the vote ot Louisiana, and because U. B. I-evy and II.
Brewster had held offices of trust nnder tbe TJultea
States st the time of tbeir appointment as Klectors.
lhe objection Is signed by McDonald, Sau'shnry sua
Bogy, Senators; Jrnks, Gibson, lookar, tills ana
OWKCTIONS no. 2.
Mr. Gibson also sent up objections to the Hayes aaa
Wbcelcr certificates, because: First The government
ot Louisiana waa not republican In form. St ootid Ne
canvass was made on which the certificates of election
were Issued. Third The alleged canvass ot voles waa
au act of usurpation, fraudulent and void. Fourth
Some of tbe Klectors were Ineligible by the laws ot
Louisiana, and were, disqualified from beiug Flee tor a
as holding State offices, Kellogg being
acting ile facto Governor, Joffrolu Supervisor of
Registration for the Parish of Point Coupee, Marks
District At tnniey, and Uuich a niemlior of trie state
Senate, a ir--uioer of the Hoaid of Control of Slats
Penitential v. hii Administrator of Iieaf ami Duma
Asylum, and Treasurer ol school Hoard of Fast fiston
Rouge; Aud Is-csuse .loOtoln was sneclal.y utsqllallllod
by the 1 hiiteeuth -ctlou of the act of the Legislature,
lilth of July, 17-1. which piovidi-s tint no !"uuervisur
of Ri-sisiiaiion shad be eltgihle to uiiyofiiceat that
election, and because Joli'ruin was st
tho hist eli-ction SuiH-rvisor of Registration
for the Palish of Point Coupee. This ubjucttoa is
signed by .-tendinis Saulsbury, MclHuiahl end Teller,
and Representatives Jenkj,-Tucker, Gibson, Field,
Levy ami i.Kbuit.
Mr. Wood, of New York, siilenitted a further obno
tiuu to tho Hayes and Wheo.cr certificates, on the
ground that the i- ii clots were not elected as picecriliea
bv lhe l.c.'iielulllie.
Mr. Howe submitted sn oblection ts the 1'il.ten an4
Ilcitdricks ct riibcuies. ou Uie i,rotii,d tlut theie waa
no evlileuce thai iho.-e Ficcioir had lieeu ajiiKttnli-d la
such manner us the l.euialaitire directed, while Iheio
was evi.leure coiicI.imvo in iaw that ncilbi-r of them
h.td berii so appicitti d; also, on the grenni lhat there
wat no evidence that McMnety wss tiovemori f Isiuia
isna in the yesr 1h;iI, while inere was conclusive i-v-d
uco that. Kello-r w as. iltirinir lhe leal IHTti, and lor
MiiviTal yt-ais prior thereto, (loveiuor of lhat Slitte, aud
wus recognised as such by the Jinu.-ml and lei.iUlivo
departments ol Louisiana and by all tbe depai tmeuia
ef I 'in I loverlittient of the Chllei! states.
The Presiding Ollieer Are there any furthor obeo
tintis to tho vote ot the sine ot Ixiuls
ianaf (Alter a paiisol There being no further
i hjcctlou nil of the certificates fiom that stale, wttk
tin- papo;s accompanying the same, together with ttss
olij -I'liiiits. will be now siibmlttiMl lo the Kloctorat i 'uta
russioii. tor Juilaroeut snd decision, i he senate w ul
now wtlhJiaw to its chmubor.
ThoUsiiate theieupou withdrew.
l.Ul.UI.AU OlibBK OF BindNaVt.
Mr. Cox, from t he Commitcs on Rules, reported a rea
oltitiou so amending the rules of the liohso ihai, peiiolua:
the counting of the Flectoral vote, ami when the Hons
Is not engaged therein, it shall, on assembling evory
caloniiar nay, after recess from the day prectding. pio
ceed at 'i o'clock with its business, ss though the leg
islative day bad rxpiid by adouniment. Ile ex.
plained that there were but seveniee.u woiking days
betoie the end of the session; thst there wore cloven
regnlar aopropi lution bills undisposed of; that loons
Wuie two iiundi ed and Icily-one hills on tbe privaia
calendar. aud llfty on the pubiin rainudar;
that there were thirty special orders; that
tne bill to nav the interest on the tiublia
debt ot the District ef Columbia and Ibe Mississippi
lvce tun were uetors rno nous,, anu i.uai. in rtrnei ym
get tl.ionirh this mass of business, the lusolulioa
should he adopted.
After being amended so as to prevent the reseintloa
froui iittci teriu In any way witu the counting of ibe
Kioctoial vote, it whs adopted, aud the House took a
recess till 10 o'clock lo morrow.
Crowth of the F.artb,
A London newspaper says: "In the Interesting
course of lectures on a-iironoiiiy which Mr. It. A.
Proctor has been delivering in tho theater of mo
Society of Arts, for tbo eripcciul benefit of young
persous, his subject Inst evening whs 'Mtieius.
Cornels, ami Stars.' In sprnk,ng of mulcors. lie de
veloped at some length the thought, winch will
strike iniuiy as a novelty. Hint tlio t Hi tli is, has al
ways been, ami so long as it sliuil exist us a part of
our cosinu'al system must over coiiliniio to lio,
Krowuiu in size.. Metoosu.ru bodies, composed of
extia-lorreiie mailer, which travel in vest lielia
nnd tu highly eccentric orbits round the sun.
These bellM. or syaleuis of luetems, ate eiy
numerous, and when Iboir orbits Intersect that of
tho earib they are brought wttblu t lie inlliieiinn of
ita gravitation, nnd on entering our atmosphere
lieoonie luminous and fall tu tho aurfaoe ot our
plauet Id llioso periodical showers of shooting
stars which aro so well known. Not a night passes
in which some fulling stars are not seen, ami in
certain mouths nun ou parliuultiriiights tho gulden
ram is incessant. Or course, too, uu leors lull in
tho (lavtiine, alfbotili unseen. It is computed,
euid ibe lecturer, that hundreds of thousands of
these exrrn-Urreoe bodies beconto inroriiorared
with the earth fvety twenty-four bouts, and tmi,
000.000 iii tbe course of each ye:u. They may vary
tn weight between a few gnu its ami a ion. One is
known to have fulien tn Soutii Ao'et ira wnlca
weighed fifteen Ions. Yet these small accretions
to the earth's mutter would tnke iimn tnillious f
rears to add s. single fimt t its diimieter. II had
been shown that one of these mcieoi to si stoma
followed in the track of a suinil tclescopio oosanl,
althougb not to be cunfoutiiloti Willi Its tall, ami it
wns now the geiit.ial opinion of astronomer that
all these bolts of meteors were smiilaily relaieil to
comets. Mr. Proc lor then proceeded to speak ot
cotnels and stats."
Htvullowing Kublcs na a Tonic.
Pulverized diamonds are. in some parts of India,
reput. d to lie tho leiist alnful, bat Hie most ru;tiva
und infallible ot nil i)ui-ons. Ktibios, liowevor.
leilucud fo powder, are, it seems, coiisideied tu lio
rnlher beriellcinl to the It en I lit than ollierinso. At
leiist such is the opinion of the ex (iaikwur of 11a
roila, who. uccordujg fo one of tbe Indiuii papers,
is now engnged in repairing bis eoiistnuiion, and,
wiih this view, is in tun buhl! of entnig I ulile.t, in
the foim of a lino powder, spiiuklou over cnEes.
ilts irlgbue.Hs, Il is slated, i tileriiitns a veiy nigh
opiiiiiiii of tac mctliciuiil qtiiilineii of rubies taken
in this toroi. and exieuds a constdorulilo tHji-ium uf
Iti.'i nioouio in Inlying thoao a'cius fur con ver,ina
into phytic. lie nlno takes oilier precious stones,
not is lulls, but as powdoM, lo assist In f lie restor
ation of bis heulth, nnd bus i unseed a large imiiih
1s t of n Hive rotilts, who have orders In le.ive ni
i-tono utipowilcred wlilcb, when mixed Willi con
feel lonerv, ttiiy be eaten with advantite.
It is to tic hoped that the conks do not nluiss lhe
confideuce tuns reposed in tlietn by Hpiiroprmnnir
the gr ins to i licit own use; but the feniptuiioii must
be one wbicn no British cook could withstand, aii'l
It would tie hardly prudent rurally wcalrny invalid
iu tuts country, who miopia a jowtl diet in muta
tion of tlio utifortlllinlo Mllllur Rno, to Hllow the
tmivi i7iptr process to I io carried on In the
kitchen. Pall Mall Oazntte.
A New York rnmsou.
Trom the New York Times. Fcbrnaiy 4
A novel athletic entertainment will Mhnrtlr lie
given br a well known amateur of ruts city.
Among other feats that tin iiroi uses to pi-rlorm
are Juggling Willi dumb-bells and ring-wiiigiils,
nono or them to weigli Ices tlmn forty pounds, nnd
ranln-as blgh as one biiridro'l and etguty pottrins,
Htitl lifting enoriiiotis weiglna. Ho will raise und
lirilri ill Ins liarnis u oiiinott wcii;tn;ig I.ikmi ikmiiiiIs
white it Is belli" lontled aitrl tired. JIu will also lift
a tiers", fifteen lisnds high, six incites trnni Ibe
trrniind by innin slrenth, etmitliiij over I he alu
mni on a plattiiriii. lit) will Wien lift n ten in of
borxos in the h tmn uisntior, ami will next 1 1 rt a
pliitfonn contiiiiill'g a dozen ierins. Viinle sus
pended in in ul ii i r by one baud lie will put up in
nr tn'e length over bin head a ImmJied (iini't
(Itiriib bell with tlio other.
An American Kalrn by ( anoibsln.
We lcnrn that Tr. W. II. Junes, a former resi
dent of Pliiehe. Islely ticrlnhoi in New ijiilnca, sn
island norf n of Auslrrilia. having been carm by
rarinlbiils. Ir. James practised In Pkk Iio in 1S71.
After leavinit hero lie took up bis residence at
Scliell t'teek, and Ihcnoc Ui iuntcd fur San Fran
cisco, at wnioli pirtPO ne o:iiiiliii-.l a p. mil, on nit
hospital steward on uu Ausirali in slcatucr. Ar
livmc at Melbourne he trmtiii-il Unit position nnd
started wll Ii tin expl' ring pnrty to New tJultn ii.
Dr. James and a companion, mi an iving nt tbat
island, left the exploring party tnitl strum fur the
tn teller of the country, seeking for cold diTrtiigs,
when both pniishcd uj ubovo slutfd (1'ioche
Hopes of Pence Fading A way.
The Kiiglisil pupers are inclined to bopf fur
pence, but as tu -y have almost nothing upon
which to base tbeir utuiiiiieuls thst way, it msy
be said that the wish is f.iluei to lhe thought, in
Vienna, however, where few fuise iioliou prcvsil
about Russia, some slight holies of licuc -wblcll
were lately enieriainod are fast fulling awav. Hint
Ihc feeling Hint Russia is leiillv Is-nl on w ar is be.
cotuing strotigcr day by day. This view is uppnrenl
Ir eiinooi led by reliable reports of tbesirengili nuil
ellicieucy or tho llusmati iorces lu IlossaiabiH.
Leudou dispatch io New Yoi k Hoinld.
Six million pounds ol copiier und one million
pieces of white oak lumber are soon to lie ship lied
from tins cotiiil i y lo France. It is thought that
the order comes from 'fin key.
Tub Religious Telescope repot is missionary re
vivals prevailing lu tho churches ihnuiKhottt the
denomination of tbe United BrerT-.rcn in C-hiist,