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RKSIARKADIX MOItAIi PHENOMENA.
There la la thoie who keep la mind the
otigtn of the Constitution and the uniform
construction which has been placed upon
It, something Incongruous and unsatis
factory In the numerical dWIalon of the
Electoral Commission In the Judgmont
Just rendered by that body. The ques
tion waa an old one that of Jurisdiction
of the residence of the power to paat finally
upon the fact of tho choice of 'elector. If
this power waa In the States, then Con
tress had nothing to do In the caae of two
clstscs of electors, but to ascertain which
of them came aupportcd by tho require
ments of statutory and Constitutional law,
as to regularity and sufficiency; and that
fact being fcund, to count the Tote thus
sustained. If It waa In Congress, then that
body was authorized to go Into the ques
tton of tho fairness of tho election not
only, but to Inquire Into the validity of
Btate laws regulating elections and
providing official sanction of the returns
which should be considered final, and also
of the lawa conferring tho right of su Orage
npon the Inhabitants of the several States.
That the decision waa against the cxerclae
of thla extraordinary power by the Fed
eral Oovernment Is not strange. To have
held otberwlae would have been to find
that the States have so authority what
ever in the matter of electing the Presi
dent, which Is ultimate, absolute, but only
tho right to originate measures looking
to that result, which are wholly subject to
the Federal control In respect to their final
operation. In other words, that the Stata
are assigned tho dnty of opening and au
pervialng the polls In trust for the United
States, and that tho latter have the right to
an accounting by tho several States for the
manner In which they discharged the du
ties of the trust, In conducting and return
ing the results of the election, and this
would be to deprive the States of all the
attributes with which they have been
clothed by the express terms of that Con
stitution whose Implications are invoked to
vest supervisory powcr.ln the Qeneral
In view, therefore, of the anonnlons posi
tion asaumed by one of the parties to the con
troversy, and of the gravity of the ques
tion, and the far reaching effects of the de
cision to be made, it Is to our mind and
will bo to the minds of the historians of
the present, matter for inexpressible won
der and astonishment, that there were In
that body not only eminent lawyers, but
distinguished Judges who could find cause
to vote to sustain such a Federal power.
But It does sot follow that they were cor
rupt because they did so, cor that they
lacked sentiments of patrlotlsmasd virtue.
Surprising aslt would seem at first thought.
It may even be taken as an evi
dence of their possession of these qualities
In an unusual degree. It may be that In
the minds of those who voted thus, the
conviction of monstrous fraud In the elec
tion was so all controllng that their Judg
ments were constrained to assent to tho
proposition that It were better to violate
the Constitution in an effort to uproot the
etll which they believed fatal If allowed
to exist, than that the sipieme law should
become Its refuge and protection. Charity
suggests this view and we adopt It as the
only one consistent with high character,
still marveling at the moral phenomena ex
hibited by the occasion. It Is another
Illustration of the lamentable fact In life
that great public peril when ex
isting or bel'ercd to bo Imminent
has the effect to divide the peo
ple into parties or factions held together
by common Interests and cemented by
bonds of common sympathy rather than by
the dictates of reason. In our late civil
war even the Chilatian Church divided
with tho country upon the section line,
and continued throughout that bloody
conflict to worehlp the same God irom
their different standpoints, and to Implore
Ilia divine assistance, each in behalf of an
interest adverse to the other; as if both
could be blessed with triumph on the same
field. This was a display of that singu
lar moral obliquity which closes the vision
of the mind against Just perceptions of the
truth In all the emergencies of Nations.
And at such times all seem to think with
their hearts, and not with their heads; and
this will doubtless evor remain the expe
rience of human life, until by some mira
cle of the undeveloped law of our nature,
we are endowed with higher faculties.
DEHOCHATS TO Al'PEAI. TO THE
It has been an up-hill fight with the De
mocracy. From the morning of the eighth
of November lsst all of the scheming and
trick capacity of the party leaders has been
brought into requisition In a desperate
endeavor to graap, at all hazards, the
shining prize or National supremacy.
Through their peculiar Instruments In
South Carolina they wrestled against the
honest claims of the Republican party until
the Democratic committee which was ap
pointed to Investigate the matter reported
that the Haves electors were honestly
elected. They then sent their mbassadors
to Louisiana, and through their endeavors
to create public opinion against returning
that Slate for Hates, but here again they
most signally failed. With Florida they
tarried longer, and used more desperate
means to override the popular will of the
sovereign people. They succeeded In
forming complications there from which
they expected to grow iruitior jut. iildkn,
but It has proven fruit meet for repent
ance. They secured three sets of
returns from this Commonwealth, one
from Governor Steaiws, one certi
fied to by the Attorney General
and the supplementary papers for
warded by the present Governor Dnsw
were designed to authenticate the action
of the Tliden electors and which also In
eluded tho famous quo warranto proofed-
logs. Aside from these they also entered'
a protest to the Republican elector Him
runsT, of Florida, and to place a finishing
touch upon their desperate efforts to defeat
the boncst c'alm of the Republic ins to the
Presidency they captured by Instructions
from Oramercy Park an elector In 'Ore
gon, and with these claims they appear now
before llio Lightest tribunal that ever ex
isted In this country and demand their.
They presented the Uoupnniv protest '
ytstdday, and exhausted several hours In
endeavoring to prove that he was Incllglblo
to the office of elector. Everybody knows
how this case will be decided, becauso the
simple history of It Is conclusive evidence
of the eligibility; of the elector, he hav
ing conformed to all the requirements of
the law, both of the State and the Nation.
Thus It will be seen that while tho Re
publican party has moved in a straight
forward course towards the White Ilouse,
the Democracy have been engaged In
numberless attempts at cutting cross lots
In order to beat their adversary In tho race
towards the coveted goal.
Till! DECISION MUST I1B FINAL.
The electoral bill says that "nothing In
the cnttro act shall bo bold to Impair or af
fect any right existing under the Constitu
tion and laws In question by proceeding In
the Judicial courts of the United States, tbe
right or title or the person who snail be de
clared elected, or who shall claim to be
President or Vice President of tho United
States, if any such right exists." Upon
this declaration It la Just now being as
serted by tho Democratic press that the
decision of the Tribunal will not be final.
They claim that this language provides
for an appeal to the United States courts
by cither side should there be any dissatis
faction with the result. They even
go so far as to claim that tho frame of
the bill purposely constructed this loop
hole through which the disappointed party
might escape and renew the contest. Thla
we believe to be entirely unfounded.
There certainly can be no direct appeal
from the verdict of tho Mixed Tribunal to
the Supreme Court of the United States.
The decision of the Commission must be
final and conclusive. No existing power
can undo their work, and nothing but the
combined action of the two Houses can
reverse, overturn, or reject It.
Should Mr. Tildkk, after the Inaugura
tion of Mr. Haves, take steps to contest
tho matter still further, he would have so
power to assail tho Commission but he
would have to attack the Constitutionality
of the act which created that body. This
could be done on & writ of quo warranto
after he had set up claims that his rights
had been abridged or Infringed upon by
the worknlgs of the act. This Is a step
which Is not likely to be taken, however,
and the country can rest assured that
when the fifteen men composing tbe Tri
bunal decide that this or that vote Is legal
and sbsll bo counted by Congress, and
when that vote Is so counted the official
action of Congress in reference to the
election is complete, and can nolther be
questioned nor reversed.
Q KEEN VICTORIA'S SPEECH.
The Queen of Great Britain, in her ex
cellent speech before Parliament yesterday,
gives a hopeful view to the situation In
Europe and believes that the armistice,
which Is aa yet unexpired, will result in an
honorable peace. Thla la looking upon the
bright side of the picture, indeed, when to
day both Russia and Turkey are vigorously
at work preparing for a deaperato and
bloody campaign in the spring. The Turk
was nerer intended by the Creator of man
kind to rule other than an Infidel and
Pagan people. There Is something about
the fierce nature and domineering spirit
of the- followers of Maiiouet which the
civilizing Influences of Christian Europe
have been powerless to modify or soften
after centuries of contact with thla haughty,
brave, but merciless and blood-thirsty race.
This flcrco characteristic of the Turk can
never, under even the most assuring con
ditions, harmonize with the Ideas and sen
timents of the Christian people within
Ottoman borders in a decree that will
bring peace and Justice to both. There
la nothing in the Queen's speech which
augurs an abandonment of Turkey on the
part of Great Britain when the conflict
shall have once begun. On the other hand
there are evidences enough In he address
to sssure the Porte that so far as English
interests are dependant upon the preserva
tion of Ottoman rule In Europe, so far
Great Britain will act la self-defense. It
is acknowledged by the leaders in Parlia
ment that tho support of the Sultan and
the preservation of Mussulman power
north of the Bosphorus Is absolutely neces
sary for the protection of England's grasp
on the wealth of India.and for this reason it
may be expected that, notwithstanding the
pacific and unconcerned tenor of the
Queen's speech, England when the time
comes for action, will strike for herself and
In delcnse of her East Indian possessions.
FUTCIIK OF THE IfUUTII.
The South under Go rem or Hiteb will
bloBsom like the rose, provided the planter
who went Into the rebellion under the
mistaken presumption that the "cowardly
North" would not dare to fight, and that
one Southerner was a match for a score
of Northern men, prorided, we say, that
this element will throw aside his prejudice
against labor, and work, respect tho man
dates of the law, and grant freely to all
men life, liberty, and the uninterrupted
pursuit of legitimate happiness.
Business enterprises aro springing up
all over the Southern States, Northern
capital will rapidly flow Into their bor
ders. Manufacturing establishments, mills,
railroads, and every enterprise that will
build up and developetbe resources of the
country will follow, and the South will
witness a season of prosperity which she
has never before enjoyed.
Dut the great secret of this prosperity
must lie in the submission to law and the
preservation of human rights and human
liberties. Governor Hayes has already
announced it as his great desire to see the
South a prosperous and happy people,
with sectional strife unknown and law and
good-wlll reigning within its borders. To
accomplish this end will bo one of the
great objects of his administration and no
effort will be spared to bring the South
out of the slough of despondency Into
which she fell through rebellion, and
place her ou a fuotlog of go id feeling and
NATIONAL: REPUBLICAN. FRIDAY MOKNlNG.f FEBRUARY 0.
'prosperity. But Southern men must put
mur snouiaers to mo wnceis 01 inuusirj
In order to accomplish this needed result.
Th.SultoT ex-Seferetarr VT T, ll.lkn.p.
District Attorney, 11. II. Wilts, la the
Cilmloal Court, yesterday, by direction of his J
lopcriorpincer, ids Myjrnej ueDcraif sou at
the suggestion of'the President, entered a mo
tion for a nof. proi. In the case of ex-Becre-tarj'W.W,
BstKKiT. which ,waa (nterlalped
bjr Josltce MAfcA ntirun and the suit dltrhlssotl.
sir VfKI-t-8 in response to a communlcaijoh
for the Attorney Central) furnished tilra briefly
and concisely a complete status or tho caas,
upon which tho subsequent action was based,
lit did not hesitate to aay that the prospector
the Oovernment maktog a successful prosecu
tion of the cause was exceedingly slim and at
best nothing but a disagreeing Jury
could be hoped for -'In tho termination
ot the trial. While the testimony before
the Court of Impeachment waa of great
netaht on tbe charge of receiving bribes from
a post-trader, .till Is was not sufficiently
positive In Its character as to proves guilty
knowledge on tho part of the accused, and
therefore, a conviction waa not likely to en
sue. The trial would have proven lonz,
cxpensivo and laborious, and unsatisfactory In
the close, ir the prosecuting officer wasoou
sclous of the weakness of the case, and satis
fied that the testimony did not warrant him
In proceeding further,he followed the most sen
sible coarse In maklngastatemeatof tbe racts
to his superior officer, and letting htm direct
what should be done under Ins circumstan
ces. Tbe defendant Is to be congratulated on
a safe deliverance out of the last of his trou '
bles, and It is to be hoped that henceforth he
wlltenjoy a quiet, peaceful Ufa In tbe bosom
of his family and among those frlsnle who
have tied closer to him In the dark hours of
affliction and suffering which have to long
hung about him, but through which the sun
light of hope la now breaking.
Wa woNDEn how David Dudlit Fii.ds
Tns Ttepubllcan rren of Iowa are urging the
nomination or Judge Kassojt for Governor.
Tn commission expect to reach and dis
pose or Louisiana by next Tuesday.
It is said that tbe decision or tho tribunal
not to go behind the returns, alto covers
IxsTXAOorWniTxiAwTtiiDltlt now dis
covered that It waa Dr. Mart Walkeb who
Tns New York Sun la whining like a fright
ened boo bo at tbe few blue coats that are
still stationed in Washington.
Dot few men have the capacity or tellloga
He or any length with aucceat. Maddox and
LiTTLiriXLD are not exception! to the rule.
Tnx qnestlon for David Dom.it Field to
answer la t "Do practlcea that are ahameful
In the Toomba Court add dignity to a Con
Tuat prophecy waa alls-gory cat which
predicted that from the political difficulty
would flow rlvera of blood. AU must acquesce
In the decision of the Tribunal.
Some or the Democrats of the Ilouse yos
terday expressed their disapprobation or the
manner In which Governor Wills and Gen
eral Anderson have been confined in the
Crunus O'Coxon says: "the Republic
perished the day McDowell moved on to
Richmond." Btlll he Is qutto anxious to have
Mr Tilde rule over Its ruins.
Judqb CiRpiNTSB, wbohas Juit declifd
that South Carolina hai no Government! la a
political Itinerant, whose many vajrarles hare
canied him to enjoy the aobrlqaet of "311ppry
Awjiocs Tilcen witnesses are hoverlor
about tbe Capitol like buzzard around a
dead carcass crylof, "swear me," "iwear
me," and at fast aa Is practicable David
Dudley Field swears them.
Tns Detroit Trilunt thus Interprets the
Gobble cipher dispatch : I ahall decide every
point In the case of Post Office Elector In
fayor of tbe highest Democratic Elector and
grant the certificate according, rule morn
tng of sixth la consequence confidential.
"Gobble" was Grove it and the name was
well suited to the action.
Owing to the fact that Speaker Randall In
sists upon the resolution of February 1st, the
morning prayer from the chaplain has to be
offered by unanimous consent. How near we
are to a grim precipice 1 What If a member
should object? lie has the power; all he
needs Is the will. With one fell word he could
deprive the whole Ilouse of the benign bless
Imcs of a morning prayer. This Is too much
power In the hands of one man. Something
must be done.
Information recently received from
Wyoming Territory 1 to the effect that the
Military court recently in session at that point
dissolved after having totally failed to make
ont a case against either General Reynolds or
Major Moosi, on the charges preferred against
them by General Crook, an! for the examina
tion of which the court was specially ordered.
Although the result of the court's action has
not yet been officially announced, we have no
doubt but that when It Is given to the public
It will be found to fully corroborate the
private Information above alluded to.
The facta In the case, as we understand
them, show the whole thing was an outrage,
and should have been Investigated by a court
of Inquiry, If at all.
From 18C9 until 1871, when Democratic and
Republican corruptlonlata were holding hl&rh
carnival over the South Carolina treasury,
they encountered a bold and defiant opponent
Inllon. D.T. Coruin, thea a State Senator.
The "land commission" fraud, the "conver
sion bond" swindle, the "Blue Ridge" lnlqul
ty, were each In turn combated by him, but
became lawi in spite of his protests. For
years he stool almost alone, battling forde
cent government In South Carolina. It was
meet that the better class of Republicans In
that State should demand and succeed In se
curing his election to the United States Sen
ate. If properly sustained, Mr. ConniN will
aid In solving- the Southern problem, and suc
ceed in building up a strong Republican nu
cleus In South Carolina, comprlslog the better
class of both imx, A conservative citizen,
an able, eloquent and successful practitioner
at the bar, be has made many friends in both
political parties In his State.
A rather amusing Incident la told as hav
lojt occurred reeeoily at a church In Connecticut
not many tnllei from falrficld, Tho clergymau, It
wt-uld apjear, dtlred to call the attention of hU
contention to the fhot ttutHbetn tba lut Sunday
of tbe month he would admlniter the rite of bapUim
to children, rrcTlooa to bit bavin entered tho pul
pit be bad lecelTed from one ofhla elders, who by
tht way waa quite deaf, a notice to tbe etTact that aa
the child re a would be prtacat that p. in., and he
fcadthenewBunday-ichoot books ready for distri
bution, ha would baTe them there toiell to all who
desired them. After tho sermon the olerfyman
Off an the notice of baptismal aerrlce, thusi All of
thoae having children and dealrlnf to hare them
baptUedwllt bring tbem tbla afternoon. At this
point tbe deaf elder, bearing tbe menUon of chil
dren auppoted It waa something in reference to his
books, and rising, saldt 'And all of thote baring
none, and dulrlng them, will be mppilcd by ini for
the sum 01 twenty-Are cents,
Thursdat, February 8, 1STT.
Tbe .Benito was cilled toorOer At too o'clock.
Preieat, Messrs, Allison and Wright,
Tta (JllAlH announced M lint annaUbed bail
new, Ilouse bill, 4112, being aa act, making ap
propriation fur the Indian Department, which
be laid would be read by the clerk, la Committee
of tbe Whole
Mr, ALLISON was called to the ctutr, attho
conclusion of tbe reading, four Sen a tori were
present, and Mr. WITHERS moved that the
Senate take a rece.ii till 12 o'clock.
Mr. SAltdENT. Ii that motion debatable?
tlllAHt. Itli not.
Mr. WrST. lilt Inordertocall theycaiand
nayat However, 1 will not Insist upon it.
Mr.SAKOENT. lwu about to inquire how
you to Mr. Allison who had eharjee of tbe bill)
could occupy tbe chair and run tbe bill at the
Tho motion of Mr. AVI Til II US ikt nut and
carried, and the Senate took arecen tllllim.
The .Striate reammbled at 12 m.
The CH Allt laid before the Senate the ecrtlfloato
of election of 11. 11. Oahlakd ai Senator eleot
from Arknn.il, for ilx yean from IMareh 4, 18TT.
Placed on Ale. Alio, a communication from the
(Secretary of War, enclosing a rccominonduloa
that flO.ioo for Montana war claim I and aa.o-ofur
Dacota war elalma be appropriated for their
payment. TheSecretarof War approredof the
recororuehdallon, and tbe communication waa re-
lerred to tho Committee on avnroDrlatloni.
Mr. MEKHIMAN presented a memorial from
oltlsena of North Carolina,thanktnr the Senate lor
the image of the tloctoral ill 1 1. Laid on
Mr. WRIGHT, from the Committee on Olatma,
rrepcntrd an adverse repore on the claims or U
k II. rJchneide r. indefinitely postponed.
Mr. MJOU1, from the Committee on rnb'lo
Lands, report d favorably on the bill to provide for
tho mi of desert lands lu the Territorial. I'laoed
Mr. M OK II ILL Introduced a bill nathorlilng
the teklDjrof certain'parcelsof land for the Con
gressional Litrary and otlur purposes, Hefirred
to the tommltteeon t'ubllollullJlnir,s.
Nr.WIIVTE presented a petition of John II.
Scmtnes for payment of rent lor the Statoo
House, formerly used by the Pension URleo. In
ferred to t ha Committee on District of Columbia.
Mr. WIN POM called up the House bill for the
rarvaifT or caft. jamks b. ad
for opening a channel In the Mississippi river.
Mr. DAVIS said be thought the claim ought to
go before tbe Attorney General for a decision,
and If the Indefinite postponement of this bill
would send It there be would favor It,
Mr. WALLACE favored the pasiige of tbe
bill, claiming that by paying Captain Eads la
money as provided by this bill, Instead of paying
him In bonds, the government dlscberged Us
Air. MORRILL claimed that the bill should
nasi, and Cantaln Ends should have tha money
and not the bonds. It hnd resolved Itself Into
this proposition, vis: that Captain Cads had per.
formed a labor that money would not pay for. Ue
thought It absurd.
Tbe bill was further debated byMeiirs. Win
dom and MoRTOir. when tbe CHAIR announced
tht expiration of the morning hour.and laid before
the benatetbe Indian Appropriation bill, the
Paclfio HellroadblU baring been laid aildt In
formal I y,
I)y unanimous consent the debate on the Kids
bill was continued subject to tbe call of the regu
lar order.-, Mr. Hoar contended that Captain
Kadi should be paid In bonds, and let him go on
with the work.
esteonrserorthisOovernment to fulfil Its oontracti
am! Tttsv tlfl ISMta sa1rtv rinaht.ailii1 n nil tiinaat 1 w
and the contract was so plain that ho did not see
bow anybody could squeese a doubt out of it.
Mr. MAXEY favored the payment la bonds,
and Mr. Wriout opposed It.
The qnestlon on the Indefinite postponement of
the bill was taken by yeas and nays, and resulted,
yeas, 80; nays, 2: and tbe bill was Indefinitely
postponed, (lhis action defeats the bill to pay
In money, and gives Captain Kadi the privilege
Of demanding the bonds.)
Tbe Indian appropriation bill was then taken
np, tbe amendments read and adopted as In
Committee of tbe Whole.
Tbe bill was afterwards reported to tbe Sen
ate and the amendments were adopted, and the
bill was read a third time and passed.
Mr. Paddock, at hts own request, was ezensod
from further service on the Committee on Pnbllo
Buildings and O rounds, and Mr- Habtkt was
excured from further service on the Committee
The Senate then, at 4M, on motion of Mr.
Cahirov, of Pennsylvania, went Into executive
session, and at fire o'clock took a recess till ten
IIOVSK OF ni.I'ltESKNTATIVKS.
ThVtU.net as niual at lo u'olook, and hav
teg tnkrn a runner recess until 1st, It was again
called to ordr and the Chaplain as usual now,
one red prsyar by unanimous consent.
AVTluRTUg rOLlCJE DOARD AOAtlt.
Mr. DUOKNER, or Mo., lntroduood a bill to
abolish the Metropolitan Police Hoard of the Dis
trict of Columbia. Referred to the District Com.
On motion of Mr. TOWNS END, or Ky.,the
Committee on Election! was authorised to con
aider the claim of L. 11. KLKIXd, Delegate from
New Mexico, for expense o( a contest fur bis seat.
A number of Joint resolutions of State Legis
latures on various subjects were presentod and
Mr. U LOVER, or Mo., from Committee on Mil
itary A flairs, reported adversely on the memorial
of Alexander Molfatt and others and 1( waa laid
on the table.
On motion or Mr. IIARTZELL.of Illinois, the
Cain mlttee ol the Whole was discharged from tbe
further consideration of theblll to restore
Thomas 3. Spencer to bis place In the army, and
tbe bill was passed.
J, MAD I BOlf WELLS AHD HIS DBKQIO.
Mr. HALE, of Maine, rose to a nuestlon of
privilege, and bad read a letter from J. Madison
Wells, calling attention to the condition of the
dungeon In which he and Mr. Anderson were con
fined. They say there can no air or sunlight get
lato the room; that Mr. Wells is to-day on a bod
of ilihnenj that they are not prisoners bat Amer
ican eltlicus. Yesterday the Speaker ordered
them into a better room, and to-day they were
again transferred to the dangeon, and they ask
lor quarters where their health will not be Jeop
ardised, Mr. HALE said that be had t sited these wit
nesses. Cneofthem wai sick, as stated, and It
was of the utmost moment that thoy should have
quarters where their health would not bo endan
gered. There was ne danger that these men
would escape. They were held In tbe closest ous.
tody. A Deputy Sergeant-at-Armi was always
at their door, and no one wai allowed access to
tbem except their counsel, unless the Depntr
Sergeant-auArms stood by as a listener. It was
neither decent nor fitting to keep these men In
misplace, ana ne wouia not nave caiieu men
tion to tba matter If the humane Intentions of tbe
Speaker bad not been overruled by tho Sergeant-at-Arms.
lie would, therefore, otter a resolution
directing the Sergeant-atArms to remove Wells
lighted room, where their health may be cared
Mr. COX, N.Y., wanted to remind the House
that a previous (Congress, under other political
control, had incarcerated Stewart and Irwin In the
same dungeon and there was no complain about
Uthen. Iheie men can be released when they
furge themselves of the oontempt and tell the
ruth. Any man can bavesanltarr roller by purg
ing himself and telling the truth. (Laughter.)
Mr. McCK AR Y asked what It was witnesses hid
refused to answer T
I'Mr. COX replied they had refused to produee
he records and papers called Tor.
Mr. McCUAHY said that then they were not be.
lng punished for not refusing to answer. They
were not In contempt for the latter.
Mr. COX said tho House had disposed of the
contempt question bycommlttlagtbese witnesioi.
The resolution of Mr. Halu was a reflection on
tnehergeant-at-Armi and he would like to bear
an official statement before passing upon It,
Mr. WILSON, Iowa, confirmed what Mr
Halc laid about theie men being closely guard
ed. He bad heard that they were badly treated
and beoould get acoess to them only after re
peated eflbrts. They were confined in a room In
which be would not lcaep an animal on his larra.
There is no light except from gas burners and the
room positively stinks. He would not even keep
a murderer under sentence of death In such a
room, much lets an American citlseu who nad been
dragged here to testily before a committee. The
Speaker had removed these men to another room
and be was surprised to bear tbat;the Barge int.
at-Arm bad put them back In the dungeon.
Mr. COX said be waslniormed by tbe sergeant.
at-Arms that Anderson was satisfied with bis
room, but Wells was not, and some prisoners
would not be satisfied with any quarters. They
can release themselves by testifying.
Mr. HALE laid the logical Inference to bedrawa
from Mr. Cex'e remark was that these men were
to be be kept there until their condition wai such
that tbey would answer. That was a return to
the daysof the thumb-screw, and tbo tortures of
tits iiinnlilLlnn. Wall waa rich, and vet tha
House Is told that he must be kept there until he
produces papers which are oet of his control.
The SPEAKER said that the witnesses were
not strictly in bis ohsrge. Tbey were In tbe cus
tody of Iho tSergeanuat-Arms. Tbe rooms were
under bis (the Spbakkh'b) control, and be had
suggested the removal of the men to a commit
tearoom, bnt the chairman of theeommlttee re
quired that room, and .the wltnosses were re
turned to the room they now occupy,
Mr. WOOD. N. Y.,dld not wise to do an Inhu
man act, but there was no official report here of
Well's sickness. He referred to the case ol R. II
Irvln, and that the Republican majority
refused to release him on account of
Illness except on a surgeon's certificate.
Mr. CLYMER, or Fa., said tbe Sergeaat-at-Arms
bad exhausted bis power to get a better
room. These men could purge themselves and
be released If they deserved It. When be re
flected upon tbe fact that the acts of these men
bad caused su tiering to hundreds of thousands
ofcltliens by withholding reoordi that might
have settled the Presidential difficulty, he oon.
fe lied that he bad very little sympathy for these
Mr. HANKS, of Mass., said that all the Her.
geant-at Arms was required to do was to keep
these men safely. Ho bad no idea that that
j j. , :
cf&corwas taloaururate an Inaalsltlon to eomnel
there men tc answer what they would pot i other
"wiistBniwfir.b, I I '
V The House, by a vote of 119 lo at, refined to
v lecond the Hmajid lor the previous question.
air. cux then one red a resolution direiinf
the special Committee on Louisiana A IT In to
enquire Into the matter and rvporttothe Homo.
If the men produced the reoordi railed for, they
would be reteaecfl. Jte denied that Wells and
Anderson wre badly treated They had all
the delicacies of lood they desired and but for
WrLia threats and tha fact that arms bail been'
taken from him, they would have been allowed
more liberty than he now has.
Nr. Cot resolution was then ladopted by a
voteom&loSH. f ,
Mr. OAHH.of Ind., asked leave to offer a reso
lution arsumlng that thoelectornl eommlialon
bad o ended that they would not go behind tho
returns of a State that It was t hero Tore not com
petent for the House to enquire Into the acts of a
returning board, no matter what raral!ttci they
hadbeen gulltyof) that It Kite therefore unnecea '
rary to. further enquire into queatlons aileelfng
tbe Louisiana election t that there , wai accord
ingly no necessity to hold Wolis and Andencn
fntther In custody lor contempt, anl that they
should be discharged.
The resolution excited a good deal of laughter,
and waa objected to.
Tbe House then, in Committee of the Whole,
I eiumed consideration of the deficiency appro
the aruv aooBTOMr question.
Mr. FOSTER, ol Ohio, made a formal amend.
ment for tho purpose of again calling attention to
the statement made by the SriAKcn the other
day, and io often repeated, that tho last set Hon
ol (Jon ureal bud rammed the xnansea thlrtv mil
lions below the estimates. He read from a state
ment made at theTreaiury Department, to show
that according to tbe bookithore and adding the
deflclencies of thii year, the reduction! would
aoncienciea oi mia ear, tno reuatmona wobiu uo
seventeen mlllloLS and not thirty. He alsodii.
fuirdtheasierllonof Mr. Kakdall. that hot for
he reductions of last session the Oovernment
would be forty millions behind at the close of the
present fiscal year, end said the actual reduction
waa only seventeen millions that instead or there
being a de&elt of forty millions, there would hrvvo
been a surplus o( ton millions even If tho appro
priation! or last year had been the same as those
of the preying Congress.
Mr. RANDALL, In reply. Insisted that he was
right In saying that the reductions were
thirty millions, and continued to explain hts
Mr, FOSTER, of Ohio, said that tbe two state
ments of the reduction were now beroretheooun
try. Mr. If awn all said tbe reduotion was
M,f OO.oooj be (Foster,) said It was Sir.oooooo,
and when tbe books were made up It would show
Who waa correct.
Mr. RANDALL said he would not keep tho
books, but be was bookkeeper enough to detect
errors that would be made.
Mr. FUSTEK. He will keep the books a little
lenger, and they will be correct. (Laughter.)
The Committee then rose, and the bill as amend
ed was reported to the House.
Mr. WALDItON demanded a leparatorote on
the amendment of Mr. Hakoocic, making an ag
gregate appropriation of nearly half a million dol-
rnu )7 a larKv uumucrui ciaiuia iuciuuiisuiuih
piles, ho. Mr. WALDnst said the claims might
all be proper i but each one should be examined,
and they should not be placed on an appropria
tion bill In a lump. There were also bills here of
tho Pacine railroad, which should not be paid In
this way. Tbe amendment was declared defeated
by arising vtfte, and pending a call for the yeas
Mr. KNOTT,Kv.,aiked leave to report from tbe
Judiciary Committee the resolution heretofore
referred to, authorising . the House to proceed
with Its business after 12 o'clock each day, tbe
same as If It waa In the Legislative day. The
committee decide that that can be done,nnderthe
electoral bill, and they move therelercnoe of the
kio ntlon to tbe Committee on Rales for thalr
Mr. CONQER objectod becauie'tne resolution
could then be reported back at any time.
Tbe House then at 6:0 J took a recess until
10 o'clock to-morrow.
MISS KM MA AimOTT'S DEBUT IN NEW
The New York Timet of yesterday publishes
the following account of Miss Abbott's debut
on Wednesday evenloir, which, In view of the
young prima donna's appearance at Lincoln
Hall, In this city, on Wednesday night, will
doubtless Interest tbe public t
Miss Emma Abbott, a young Araerlcatf song
stress, whose name and misfortunes have been
before the publlo for many months,made herdebut
In tbe presence of an American audience, yester
day evening. Tbe event occurred at Chlckerlng
Hall, which was crowded In every part. It Is
pleasant to record that It was at all points sue
ccisfjl. The announcement of Its success In
dicates, too. that the satisfactory reiult of tbe af
fair brought agreeable dtiippolntment to many
thoeghtful persons. Without rehearsing, even
laconically, the story of Mm Abbott's woes,
we may be permitted to express the belief
tl at, by a well-Intended eilort to describe her as
a martyr to English Jealousy and to her abhor
reneool Italian ribaldry, tba friends of the lady
narrowly escaped ruining her career. That Miss
Abbott's lutnre, since last night's performance,
has taken on a brightness It did not appear likely
to have a week ago. Is limply thanks to her gifts
and positive taltnt. A mere debutante oould
never hare met pubhcapprorallnthe face of tbe
came quantity or Ill-advised and 111-dlreeted en
trgy. Mm Abbott's admirers claimed so much
lor her that nothing short of uncommon excel
lence wai likely to render her acceptable. The
sact that the lmprenlon ibe produced was
not only strong, but that It was wrought
by causes which seem likely to deepen
It, speaks, as we have Implied, with
f articular eloquence tn her behalf. Miss Abbott
s unquestionably the most promising American
roDgstress that has trod tbe stage these 10 years.
We say promising, not to suggest the exl-tenoe
In her work of nothing beyond possibilities, but
simply In recognition of her youth, which leavoi
room lor abundant fruition. Miss. Abbott baa
apparently studied considerably, and to good
purpoie. She li most fortunate, In tbo first
place, for she has a voice of rare beauty and
power, which has been made as equal through-
vut us cvmjiiii aaib is aiming anu pura. ini
full tone Is of perfect roundness and penetrative
force, and the mixta toet Is or delicious quality.
A possession of this sort Is half the battle a prima
donna bas to wage, and bence Mils Abbott
goes forth remarkably well equipped. Her style
is not raultlen. Her phasing ol Italian muilc Is
sometime i objectionable, for she bas not yet ao-
Suired abtolute control of tbe art of managing
er breath, andber tempo Is now and then some
what fitful. Hut time end familiarity with the
platform and footlights will correct these defects,
and observation, too, will improve pronuncia
tion ol tbeItallan tongue not wholly exempt
from nasality. In addition to the gilt or a
fine voice, the debutante has vivacity,
warmth, and expressiveness of no ordinary
kind. These will be especially apparent la
vyvim, uui luej were never out oi aigut uarinx
Jesterday'i performance and though scarcely
egltlmnte weapons of combat In the concert
room, they certainly eonduced largely to tbe
singer's triumph. Last evening,' at all events,
Miss Abbott won a vletory to which no other
word than this can with fairness bo applied. T&e
cordiality of tbe greeting was quite outdone by
the applause which followed each of tbe numbers
alhttedtoher. She first aang the familiar aria
from ''Robert," and, aside from one or two lapses
Into lnarttstlo phrasing as for eiample, when
she breathed In the very middle of the word pitta
she Interpreted the sweet and plaintive music
with real feeling and a freshness and rlchnen of
tone seldom associated with the same degree of
skill into lyric art. A stormy encore broughtabout
a delivery of one of Sullivan's songs ''Looking
Rack,' we believe Is Its title this piece affording
tbe andlence a notably good opportunity of ad mir
ing Miss Abbott's balr-voice; and, la deference to
a Ihlrd recall, tbe lady had to return and sing
"Home, Sweet Home, We were not as favora
bly impressed by Miss Abott's ballad singing as
by her interpretation of Italian dramatic muilc,
but tbe sentiment with which tbo English songs
were rendered was too genuine not to be effective,
and tne plaudits were literally tempestuous.
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the second part of tbe programme, the debntante
sang 'Ahlnonere dea' and "Ah I non glunge,"
from "La Somnambula;' In response to an encore,
she supplemented these excerpts from Uelllnt'
opera by "Within a mile of Edlnboro' town1
and she rounded off the conoert by execut
ing, with Signer Ferrantl, the "Rataplan'!
duett from "La Llglia del llegglmento." Tbe
andante from "La Somnambula'T was given with
Infinite taste, but we were not so well pleased
with the rondoj Mies Abbott is clearly a dra
matic prima donna, and should sedulously avoid
florid music The final duet was capitally done,
and tbe vivacity or tbe acting for at this stage of
events the songitren did not attempt to restrain
ber dramatlo impulses more potent even than
tbe vim ofthe singing, was followed by a scene
ef enthusiasm not paralleled In the concert-room
for years. Heildee the co-operation of Slgnor
Ferrantl, Mlu Abbott had that of Slgnor lirlg
noli, who was In excellent good condition, and
bad to supplement "In terra el dlvlsero" and
Mattel's lovely "T'amo,'' which was nearly
spoiled by Its accompaniment, by two additional
and well-known com position it and that of Mr.
W. It. Case. a. vouna- tl an lit who hai lust sradu-
aica ai mo 2'aria uunsorvRioire. ir. wm u
plenty technique and Is not deficient in taste, but
he was so nervous, last evening, that no estimate
of bis talent can with justice be gotten frombli
American debut. Mr. Maretik directed the
orcheitra. Tbe second conoert of the series oc
curs to-morrow night.
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Dom Fedro took a donkey rile at Cairo
aadonblsraturngavethe owner of the honored
donkey a guinea. Uold was a coinage unknown to
the whacker of asses, who would have prsrerred a
silver piastre, aad be vehemently deeounead Ike
Xmpcrorase counterfeiter, robber and grinder of
tbefacesoftbepoor. Tba Emperor doe not know
any AraMe, Bcorsa of sympathetic denkey-drlrers
Joined their fellows In abusing him, and a riot was
Imminent, when an Interpreter showed tbe man
that he bad received many plaitrea, wharcupoa the
eullyblaned auinlsmatlclan took to Mi beeli Incon
tinently for fear that tbe Emparor might recall
AFrenc'a tourist, on a visit to tho Cen
ttnnlal laiftiutnmer, wrote hoinet MAiiierlcansllre
well op to their h cenic, anl insure their lives fur
JUSTICn TEMPERED VI Til MISROY.
A Client lonbtful of Ills Coifrl'e I'one-ty-gulU
Again at (lie :iltrlct W Unpaid
IMlftMore of the Hilly, Connell Cla-ntf Ks
ce l'u nlfli nifnt The Attendance) At
Judge Snell'e Reception Small.
run. roa ma fvblio aonoota.
Meure. Dickson and Klnjr, through their
attorney, B. P. Lowe, have Instituted suit against
the District of Columbia for l.fiw.40. The plain,
tilts aro wood and eoal merchants and havi been
furnishing fuel for tbe publlo schools. During a
part of three years, 1873, 1873, 1874, the District
Clovernment failed to pay for the eoal detlrereil by
,A Itooltsellerln TJ II gallon.
William Rallantyne, a prominent bookseller
on Seventh street, hai entered suit against the
District Oovernment, through his attorney. J.
1. Lowe, to rteover f7,T10.Oi for various kinds of
ropplitiiurnished the puhlte school! during the
years 18TA 1578, and 1874. The accounts were
duly rendered, properly audited anl approved
by the legally constituted Hoard of Au lit, the
certificates of which are filed with the declara
tion. Simpletons of Ills Attorney.
Lnm. Fearson was on trial yesterday, on the
charge Of larreoy of notes and silver coin from
the store of 8, Cropley's Sons In Georgetown,
valued at 40. Mr. Charles IL l'elham had boon
retained aa bis counsel, and conducted the de
fence the day prevlcus, tmt when tha case was
called yesterday, Fearson claimed that be bad
reason to believe that his attorney was In colli
sion with the detectives to bring about bis eon
vlotlon, and that for the remalnderof the trial be
would conduct his own defence.
Mr. l'elham denied the truth of the charge,
button the contrary, bad labored faithfully lu
the Interest or bis client, and only that worn tog
been assured by htm that be enjoyed hlsoonn.
denre and was satisfied that all was being done
possible to secure bis acquittal. Under the nlr
enmstances and In tbe lace of tbe statement
made by Fearson, in open Court, lie lelt it me duty,
In honor to himself, to withdraw from the case
and permit Mr. Fearson the opportunity of de
fending himself. Ills Honor remarked that he
thought tbe accused had taken an unwise step,
which might result disastrously to his cause, and
he was satisfied great injustice was being done,
Mr. l'elham, who bVd displayed great interest to
secure an early trial and doubtless would make
tbe defence ai strong as circumstances would ad
mit. He believed It would Oo bost to have a
lawyer conduct the defence and asked Mr. Tel
bam to take It up. Mr. l'elham replied that,
alter what had transpired, he preferred to remain
ontof the case.
His Houor suggested that be appear at the re
questoftho court, and In compliance with that
wish Mr. l'elham again assumed tne defence.
A Hard Party to Convict.
The reputation of Columbus C. Fearson, moe
generally known as Lutn Fearson, Is not confined
to tbe precincts of Ueorgetown, but travels over
tbe entire District. He baa so Ion: been Identi
fied wlih a "bad crowd" mado up ufsuch mate
rial as DUly Connell and the O'Hrlen boys, most
of whom are now in prison, that be stands tn a
very unenviable light to be regarded as an hon
est man. On most every occasion when any of
these penitentiary birds nave spread tbolr wings
In freedom and breathed the atr of liberty, thoy
soon returned to tbe practice of this nelarioue
business of thieving.- Dismissed from oon fin o
ment, appeared only to bea license to resume their
calling. When apprehended and brought b store
tbe Vol Ice Court, Lnm Fearson showed up as
their tight-bower, to steer them free of tho trou
ble, ano alwajs bad prompt straw ball ready to
secure their release from custody, ir the case
should get to trial, through ths vttilanco and
persistency of the prosocutlon, anetblwai letup,
manufactured through the manipulations of this
nan, who bad a peculiar utneii lor the work.
There hai been at leait ball-a-dotcn lach In
stances, and In them all Fearson proved tho mov
ing spirit and was successful several times la
getting tbem off. Now he finds hi one If In Jeop
ardy and no alibi can be fitted to salt the case.
Together with a man named J., U Sher
wood, be was put on trial yesterday
for entering tbe stoie of S. Cropley's Suns, in
Ueorgetown, In November lae. and taking there
from ailverandnlckeleoinandUnlted States note.
Sometime between mldnigbt aad 4 o'clock In the
morning, two men were seen to come through tbe
baek window of Cropley's store, each bearing a
small bundle, In passing over tbe porcn of
Hrannon,amannamed Evans was lying there,
on wbom Fearson stepped. This roused him dp
and be recognised both parties, who were after
ward seen emergtnp from tbe adjacent alley by
a man named Man kins, near 4 o'clock In tho
morning. The reputation of the witness wai
abtut on a par with that of tbe acouied,
and the Jury wore not Inclined to place
much reliance In tbein and therefore ac
quitted both parties. Upon the announcement of
waa shown, and the wires and ohildren of the two
men set up such a crying and screaming that It
at peered as If bedlam bad broken louse. HI
Honor admonished the crowd for tbelr disorderly
bebailor and then adjourned court.
Before Chief Justice Cartter.
John L. Miller vs. Thomas II. Marchej an ae.
tlon on an over due prom Usury note for $100 with
with Interest thereon) Judgment by default.
Hamilton h. Fearson vs. Seta a. Terry i an action
on an over due promissory note lor SJ39.1& with
Interest tbereont Judgment by default. Wm.
Lluklns A. Son execution stayed nntll motion to
let aside is beard. Derlius V Cochran vs.
S. Heller; an action on an account for
t 170.08 1 Judgment by default. Wm. L. Oalt
. Co. vs. Uotlelb Ledereri an action on
account lor 3J7.10 1 Judgment by default.
It. W. Davis A Co., vs. M. M. Kalgbni an no
tion on werdue note for Ti3j Judgment by de
leult. A.W.Davis Co. vs. Isabella U. Ar
thurs an action on an account , for Wi.vo;
Judgment by default Washington Market Co.
vs. Joseph Cross and Clement Weedeni an ac
tion on overdue promissory notes for .UI.CO, with
Interest tbereont Judgment by default. Wash
ington Market Co. vs. William Udmoniton eu
ai; an action for an overdue promissory note
and for damages. In all amounting to il9J.t)
judgment by delault. Otis Blgelow vs. Arthur
MeDermotti tbe plaintiff sues to recover from
defendant i04.S4 fur work done and material
furnished In repairing a dwelling house: ver
dict fer plaintiff for IZS.fibi ineisrs. Stllson fc
Hawes for plaintiff, and L. U. Hine for defend
ant. Samuel A H. Marks vs. Mary C- 'Young,
u ivmvu vy BJivsusaavs uvi, ivty ajiao.vu, uv-
murrer snitafnod and Judgment lor plaintiff.
Nathan A. Fuller vs. John A. dray and Walker
Lewis; an action on overdue promissory note for
aifco, with Interest) Jndgmeut by delault. Jno.
r. ugniervs. new jersey mutual iwe inaar.
aiice Oo.f an action lor servioes, claiming $2,ou3
with Interest) judgment by default. Archer A
l'ancroit A Uo. s. A. It. Shepherd) an action on
overdue promissory notes for 3,8U0, with interest
tbereont the defendant pleads want of notloej
case still on, John sturdy vs. Thos. J, Illxierf aa
action In replevin to recover suite of furniture)
Judgment below affirmed. White A tiro. vs.
lntwlsle A Uarnes; an action on overdue promis
sory note for fMS.Si Judgment by default. Eur
manntrant A Uro. vs. (Jeo. Kleindleuikt an ac
tlon on overdue promissory note for (tf; Judg
ment by delault. Kobt.l'ortner vs. Geo. Klelu
dieuskt an action on overdue promissory note lor
Sioo with Interest) Judgment by default.
Court Calendar for To-day
Circuit Co cut, before Chief Justice Carter.
Nos. lll.Mllllken vs. Agert lOJ.TjUr vs. Haiti
mere and rotomaoltallroadOompanyislo, Domer
vs. rumpbrey; 222, Livingston vs. Seytnouri fJl,
llrowne A Wallace vs. Straining A Plumb) us,
iteed, use of Johnson vs. Evans; UT, lloitiman
vs. Merrlmani Z, Lane vs. Uoxt 'ill. Hall vs.
riatti 330, United States, use of llead, et al. vs.
Thomas et al.) 237, Oreiswelt et at vs. bmollnikl,
llefore Judge Snell.
8IVKRAI. VIOLATORS Or TUK LIQUOR LAW
BROCOUTTO TW.KB OKI riCKTOCKaT BURT
Fielding Gray, colored, who was caught In at
tempting to pick a lady's pocket, on Pennsylva
nia avenue, was sent to the workhouse for ninety
days In default of ejn bonds. 1. O. Uonkllng
was sent down for vagrancy for thirty daya.
James Foiter, vagrant, w days la chain gang,
Mary Sewell, street cursing) S3. Wm. Jonea,
keeping an unlicensed bar,, continued under $300
uonus. .&uwaru uuckiit, jjaniai uuokivj, jarrr
Downey and John Kir by, loud and boisterous, ai
each. Ueorge Bupple, charged with selling rum
without license) continued. Wm. Leddon, sailing
rum without license .fined Siofli appeal noted
and bonds fixed at S300. Wm. Walker, colored.
was charged with cruelly abandoning a horse ou
one of tbe streets In ueorgetown. The court
dismissed the case.
llefore Judge Mao Arthur.
AH ORDINARY LARORNT CASH 00M8UHKS TUR
Christopher Columbus Fearson and J, K.
Sherwood, charged with larceny of coins and
notes, valued at $10, from the store of S. Cropley's
Sons, In Ueorgetown, November l&th, U7o, not
guilty, Tbe accused were discharged from
Charles Stewart, forgery) John O. Chapman,
aelllnsr lotterv tickets i lllram V. Demiter. lar.
kill i Qeorge Armstrong, burglary and lareeny
James Shreves. assault and batterrv t Frederick
W crick, murder i John Cherry, assault with In.
tent to kill.
Tho town of Wales, Me., by no means re
mote from civilisation, baa managed to get along
for fifteen years without doctor, lawyer, lulu'ater,
A lovel sleighing party started from
Bcrantou tbe other day. It was composed of ladle
who. In orier to he illathle. had to tin th hoatn at
I 2U founds.
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FINANCIAL ANT CORfMBHCIAL.
WASIMNUTOf , 1. C. Feb. ft, 1577.
Ibe Kiw York PotVt financial article uyt
Hold op, nrd el KH, and all Ibe sale have since
bt i n at lOSAQlKV K xebange Is net ae strong, and
balnea la on tbe Inula ofULtflSI't, and 41 13. 4
tor prime, banker'; stvtllee. Money Is SOI for call
loan, wllh 4 the rulleg'rate, Prime mercantile
paper Is &. with choice names bld ai 8. Oor
trnment bundj are kQH higher than yoiterda-,
the largest advances having been la thelites of
1681. The stock marktt at the oprntna;was JH
lowtrthanet ihe-eloae y eater day for New Jersey
Central, and h)ttlowtr for tbe. remainder ef the
IWt, exrept for Western Union Telegraph and Del
aware, Lackawanna and Weatern', 'which were oa
rharged. Coon afttr theopenlng the market be
came Irreielar. Delaware, Lackawanna ikWm
etn and-Delaware A Hudson C'aaal be ran te ad
vance, and br noon bad risen H each. Mew Jer
atyC'entral, aittf opening at 214, advanced tolS.
Later, It fell U tl. andbaaalore ndvaneid to- 22V.
Th remainder of the Hit declined until about
noon U9IM the latttr Norlhwratern preferred.
Western TJalon Telegraph declined IS, Lake
Bhore and St. Faol preferred J each, and UlchtjtSn
Cetitral Isf, fclneenoowilierabte beei a recovery
of H&Ht tbe tatter Western Union Telegraph.
In Mew York to day money waa dull at ?Oli,
F.aebanaesieadraaf.Uold stronger at tOlHUsuMj,
Itatca for carrying, Z.
Ibe suh-Trraattry M'eece at New York tc-dty
weret Uold, fT0,M3,SMI enrreufy, 13,SMII Tha
lub-Treaimrv paid out on account of Interest,
fAl.(ro; for boodl, VKUfl, Custom receipts,
(lovernment bonds active and atea Ir.
OV, 1881, coupon.... 114 ilVIU's, IVtl lid's;
tVKi'a, I win itnK New Uvea 1 c
S-ara, JWtt, new,,,, linu iq. ton .hia,..,.. lUi
fr-S0a, 1S.7 US I
Stale bonds quiet and nominal. .
TpntiM'a. old.... U H. llarollna. A. A u.
TenneaeeeS'a, new,. 42ilMliaorl.M I'Atg
Tcrnvsarc, nrlca.,.. aiu
Virginia S'a at
do new., . m
do console, )i
do deferred. T
Oeorala S's... S3
Mo. A HI. Jo
..omul ana e-s to
Louisiana, new..... 40
!VC S's 4
Urn I' ,.J
Alabama S'a tW
Alabama S'a... tt'i
Arkansas es.i;,,s. -r
Arkansas F's -
Ueorgla 7'a... I0i4
N, Carolina, o d... St
R. Carolina. new,.,'ix
. Car., ipeclal tax. s
H. Carolina, old,.., M
8. Carolina, new.... U
Ptotka active and lower,
I'acine Mall 34V,Wabash 7'i
Western Union 7iH'Unlon faclffe M'i
Nortbweatcrn ' ft IV preferred...
do. nref. SiZ Mlaaoarl Pacine
Rock lalaiitf, lOlS'Mlcalean Central.,., 4
batntl'aul lsWIlitl. A Hndaoa M
, dn, pref. ilt Jersey Central,,,..,. WW
C. C, A 1. C S int.. Lack. A V..,, OJ'i
F.rle., SV Illinois Central......
HsnnlMil ft Bt, Jo.. UH I'lttsbnrg , -
LakeHhore M Uold to carry I
N.Y Central ...10IH sHoncy. t
OMoA Mississippi.. BH Uold rloed ..1..1MH
Tbe following aro the total sale of stocks at tho
New York Stock Hoard i ,
l'aclnc Stall l sno'N, Y. Central..,,.. 1,800
Wenttrn Union... 4,w OMo A K Utlsilppl. 1,00J
inuf tiincttcisj...... 1,1'
do pref.. e.r
Peck ittand l,n
Hsilnt l'aiul aVM
do. pref..,, fl.ion
Mlrhltran ll-nlnl.. a.am
('. Vt tKl. u m
Krle .'. .... 3.ei
Hannibal A lit. Jo. i
Del. ft lludston !,
IJersey Central..., l,cl
uei.a iiacK. x vr ,. zi,m
The following are the baying and selling rates
for 4Jovernmeat aeenrittett
s.nkai Hiinro an mi i
f Becurlllcs. Uoylng. Ueltlnr.
U. 8. HlxcKtssl. registered 1144
FtveTwrntlrs,lsa5.. ..... 10H 1MV
lvt-Twcotles, J. !., 1WW.... 1I0'4
FIve-T went Its, J. ft J., iwr.... Ill
HTe-lwt-n.tles. J ft J.,1000.... listf
New riTul'er Cents 1I0
Currency Hlaes 123k
Congress Uurrantecd S-eVs 724 T2'
4 per cent. U, b. Eonds 107K
Three day bills 481
blxty day hill 44
IULTIUOUE, Feb. S. Virginia alxea, preferred,
ij(i Virginia consolidated, 67 Wi itowcoud at-
rh-a.se; North Carolina1 alxea. bid, SI; do., new,
lit uo., special tax, 2 bid to-day
WARS ITS IXSXVrURRI.
New York. Feb. S.-Cotton flrmt sales of. jS),,.
bale at 11) 9120, Consolidated nrsSeclptaT
119,579 bales. Exports Ureal 4trtialn, OSM
Dates t Trance, 10.M7 baluj-Coatlaent, 18,1) bales;
Channel, ,coo psies. '
Flour little-more doing, without, however, any
dccldtd rbango la prlerat tb demand la mainly fr
Immediate wants of local trade. 8oulhrn flour
no let and uncbanged. ltyt iTour unchanged,
Commealqultl ana steady t Weatcrn, Jemer and
Pennsylvania. taw0li5i jirandywluo, .lSoatMt
Baltimore .is 43. M beat rather mor ateady, with
out material chance in price and lliuite'f export
and mUller Inquiry, itye qnlttt at S'.Vjtto fur
Western) bSwo tor Jeravy, Bute and uanaia.
Uarlevlnhuiirs favor 1 ho. 1 Canada, SlQtwftl 10.
Barley malt unchanged. Corn new. He lower,
with llht export and bomo trade demand; old
mixed Western 00 let, without important chang.
uats-gratied firmer) ungraded hear r and di-ctln-lar.
Hay flrmt 7ae for ahipplng. Hops dull at -KtiSlSo
for yearlings, 1230 lor new juntern and '
S eatrn, lltWac for new hew York, and KJoKVj for
new California, CotTec tfto In fair dcmaudl car
goes quoted at 19fl3Jc. gold, rorJobloUi HMO
!c, gold. Hugar quiet and flrmt WftKo for Wrte
goou reflnlngt eo for prime. Kenned in flr d-
mand. MoloMes foreign irradei nuleti Mew Vr
leans In fair demand at -tOMMo, RIe steady, wild
moderate Inquiry. Petroleum dull and nominal;
crude, llltet refined from rennera, SAlto; readea.
22c; cams nominal, naptha, U. Tallow stead rat
bW6cfor prime eliy, Keeln steady at fiaa$2U
for strained. Turpentine altrat 430t-ia for
spirits. Kggs untitled and lower at 0ifor
btate and Pennsylvania! 2n:o lor Western. Fork
Wit tend about steady new mesa quoted at llfou
rfit extra prime, fit SO; uninspected prime, SIS Ti.
Vecf dull. Beef hams quiet, Tierce beef dell.
Cut meat Western qolut; middles ateady; So for
Western long titer; Ho ror city long clear;
HMc for abort cler. Dressed bogs firmer; 1J4&1H
ror Western. Lard opened stronger, but after
wards was acarctly so firm; prime steam, ill St.
llutkr heavy .at lJJOo for Western) JJSW for
Mate, Cheeao firm at 7QH44o ror Common to
prime. Llneed unchanged, VVhUkey somewhat
unacttlrd at 1(I7M410b. Freights to Liverpool ,
dull; cotton, ner sill, MiftS-SJdt per steam, Md;
corn pur ateam, 4Hd; wheat, per altaai, 4frVl.
fptflTs ALE-a'N BVVortb RY'lflflCK
X1 boate,, Klibth street south wet t, 5 room, gas
and water pi pea Uiruughout, brick sttble. Small
easb payment, balance lu monthly InatalUaenuof
10 without Interest. 1'iice SAtM) eacli. K. M.
11 ALL, 613 BoVenth street. foU.nnw.tf
lOIl Til AD ft- A HANDSOME nflTTArVK
X? and ten acres of finely Improved ground, lu
Vlneland. M. J.. Tor mldnirM lis-rv. U.J.I. 111.1.
eiaftetentb street. feB-fmw.tr
FOB TKADE-KOR PROPERTY IN OU
near ft. Louis, ilo., two aeres at Mount Pleat
ant fronting SOU ft on k'ourf tenth street road, wild
line reUdmee. i'rloo (10,000. H. M. HALL SIS
Be. enth street, fuB-ftnw-tf
FOR TRADE SEVERAL FIRST-ULAS3
residence In Oeorgitowu, II. U.foranyother
good property.;, M, HALL, Sll beventh street.
FOR TRADE-FRAME OF SEVEN ROOMS
on Q street, nearly new, will trade for Nebraska
land. K, M. 11 ALL, SU Seventh st. ;f9-fmw-tr
WESTERN AND SOUTHERN UN IKS
TV exchanged for Washington Ultr property.
Will i'eweetu" a trade with aomeeaab.
I.dho acres, l'olk county, Wisconsin,
Jtl) (Milnktrn rountv. Minn.
Dakota county, Nebraska,
I'amtscot county, Missouri
Coffey county, ani,
It. H. WALL.
FOR TRADE A VERY NEAT S ROOM
Ketldu.ee In wrooklyu, X, Y., iwaatlfully fur
nlshed and desirably located, will be trailed for
propcrtyhirc. It. It. HALL. fig-fmw-tf
FOR TRADE A FAtM IN LEAVEN
worth Countr. Kansas, too acres, 40 In timber,
for city properly here. AUo, (WO acroa In tin melt
County. Iowa. K. M. HALL. fefmw-tr
FOR TRADE A PIANO. BAROUCHE AND
Coupe will he traded for a lot or email house In
tho city. H. 11. HALL, SI seventh street.
IpOIt TRAIE-X WILL EXCHANUE $3,000
worth of goods for a small farm near tbe city.
It. M. HALL, tia Seventh street. luQ-rmw-tf
1TIOR TRADE-HOTEL IN P1TTSRUROU.
KenUforexeuODer vtar. Will trada ror troo-
I erty lu Waablngtou, 11. M, HALL, All Hotcntn
FOR TRADE-A SPLENDID RESIDENCE
Inrhlladelphlaaudone In 1'ltUburh, will be
traded for good houses here, R. M, U ALL. SIS er
cnth street. fetf-finw-tf
FOR TRADE A FINK RESIDENCE ON
franklin street. Haiti more, for unincumbered
dwelling here. It, M, HALL, SIS Seventh street.
FOR TRADE-A FINE PLACE OF TEN
acre n ar the rlty, with new brick, or B rooms,
riorches, etc, Hill trade for Improrod property
.ere. price 13,000. It. M. HALL, Sll'fevenlu
I7IOR TRADE TWO FINE RESIDENCES
- In the most dealrable rart of t, Louis, con
taining all modern lmnroTemont. Will exchange
IpOR TRADE-ADJOININU THE AUOVri
- a farm of SO acres, elegant residence of 13
rooms, fine orchard, etc., etc, WU1 be traded for
Cltrproperly. n, M. HALL,
fcS-fmAw-tf Ma Jin atreet.
"pILE3 AND FISTULA.
A RADICAL CUBE OTJARANTEEDOR NO
Dr. H.D. Bhrader. office SIS Pennsylvania ave
nue north west, positively and permanently cur
I'lle and ristula In tbetr worst forma by means of
an entirely new and srUntlBo method of treatment
wlhoutuslDg the knife, ligature or eauitlc, and
wlihous pain, loss of time or Inconvenience to tho
patient, ani no money rtqelred from responsible
perspnsuatll a thorough euro Is effected, (Prac
tice lliiilted to diseases of the Vcstum aod Anus.)
Ad? ar""' ,0,u,loll, .,Bunday excepted,