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The National Republican
vol. xxn. KO. 45.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., WEDNESDAY MOKNING, JANUAKY IS, 1882.
thom curt ncpoirrER's ma basket.
Important Action of the Committees ami Kubtom-
millers of Both Houses VapplngOet Work
Mm Appolntmrnla-Tlie Avalanche of
Illila Dtraocratle Jlorenifnts.
Tlio bm Introduced In tbo Senato yesterday by
Mr. Illalr to grant n pension to Mrs. Garfield pro
poses to provide a pension of $5,000 per year from
September It), 1831, for tbo wile of tlio lalo Presi
dent. Tlio bill Introduced In tbo House by Mr. Money,
of Mississippi, to mako tlio Agricultural Depart
ment an oxccutlvo department Is tbo sumo as tbo
ono Introduced In tbo last Congress by Mr. Lo
fore, of Ohio.
There will bo a meeting of tlio presj correspond
ents nt tbo Cincinnati titiptlrrr bureau on Snturdny
et eleven o'clock a. m, for tho purposo of solecilug
nnewpresa committee, to regululo admissions to
und scnts In tbo press galleries of tbo Capitol.
SenutorVoorhccs' patriotic remarks In favorof tho
arrears of pensions net were delivered In the " tall
Sycamore's" best stylo, every utterance being a
centre shot. "Daniel lias coma to Judgment"
finally on ono of tho mixt equitable and Just
measures ever enacted by Congress.
Senator Vauco jesterdny Introduced a bill to
cnablo tbo States to collect an educational fund
from taxes on distilled spirits and fermented
liquors. If this end Senator Lcgau's bill becomu
laws It would bo quite thu correct thing for nil
Mho fav or education to smite early and uileu.
There Is uo truth In tbo rumor that Congress
man O'Xoll, of Pmusylvaula, proposes to makon
motion to provide for thu appointment nflwo
clerical assistants to tbo Committee on Pust-Onices
and Post. Roads, to aid Mr. James llankln Young
In the discharge of bis nidunus duties ns clctk.
Tliorcfore, no applicants need apply.
During tbo entire session of the Forty-sixth Con
gress there were about 7,000 bills Introduced In tbo
House, Thus fur during the first session of tho
Forty-seventh Congress nearly 4 000 bills havo
been presented, nearly 3,000 of which aro alreadv
In print. The number of prlvato bills Introduced
during tho prc-onl session Is unprecedented.
Tho bill Introduced In the House by Mr. ford,
providing for tho purchnro of tho telegraph Huts
of tbo country by tho United States, Is Menthol
with that reported from the select' commltto of the
Homo on postal telegraph bv Mr. Wnshburno In
1870. If the Government should mi) tbo telegraph
lines It villi havo no lack or water tosupplv this
District and all tho rest of tho country with tho
Mr. Belmont, of Now York, offered a resolution
yesterday requesting tho I'rcslduitto communl-'
rate to tho Homo all corrcsiiondeiico and com
muulcntlons between the Government of tho
linltul States and Its diplomatic and other agonis
occurring since thelt of April, 1879, relating t)
tbo ellorts of this Government to bring about piucu
between Chill. Peru, and Bolivia, anil such other
correspondence on thnt subject ns may bo In tho
possession of tho Department ot State. Referred.
The Hotiso Committee on 1 errltorlcs met j ester
day morning nml appointed tho following sub
committees: On Mr. Brent's bill to provldu for tbo
formation and adml-slnn Into the Union of tho
Btatoof Washington, Messrs. Aldrlcb,Vun Vnorhls,
and Richardson; mi Mr. Pottlgrcw's bill forcstnb
lishlng the Territory of North Dakota, Messrs.
Orant, Dawes, Mlllor, Dugto, and rcttlgrewj on
Mr. Fetllgrcvr's lilll "to admit the Territory of Da
kota Into the Union as n State," Messrs. Burrows,
Crowley, Orant, Mills, and Lecdom.
Tho House Committee on Naval Affairs jester
day took up tho bill Introduced by Mr. Dczendorf,
of Virginia, authorizing and directing tho Score
taryofthoNavy toiontroct for tho purchase of n
Jot of land opposite to tho Oosport Navy-Yard,
Virginia, and Instructed Mr. Dczendorf to prcrnro
n report thereon, and have tho same printed and
recommitted to the committee for further consid
eration. Tho committee authorized a fnvornblo
leport to bo made on Heptrscutulivo Morse's bill
providing that C lain William P. Whiting shall
bo pliiced upon the retired list of tho nuvy with
tbo rank and retired pay of a commodore.
The meeting of tho scnalo Commlttoo on Pen
sions csterday was, by provlous assignment, do
voted mainly to a conference with tbo Commis
sioner of Pensions In regard to various propositions
for general legislation relative to tlio pension laws.
Toward thoeud or tho meeting tho bill to grant
about 515,000 nrrears rf pension to Mrs. Lincoln v. as
brought up Infounnlly and developed a unanimity
Sfionllnient til favor of granting at loon that
amount of relief, but fconiedlllcrcncoof opinion
vtns manifested as to tho manner In which tho
relief should be designated, and tho subject went
o er until Saturday, when a bill will undoubtedly
bo agreed upon.
Tho Sonate Committee on Indian Affairs yester
day heard a delegation of the Seneca Indians of
Now York, who presented n memorial praying that
the Seneca Nation (in addition to tho 111 o olv Ulzed
tribes ot tho Indian Terntorj), may bo cxi opted
from tho terms or tho bill which proildes for tho
allotmout of Indian lands In severalty. Tho dele
gation urgued that tho Scixcas hold their lands
under such conditions that they aro In no danger
orioslng them, and that tho requirements of the
bill I n question would bo dlsad autagcous to their
Interests. Tho committco will probably uincnd
the bill In accordanco with tho prater of tho
At tho meeting of the House Committco on Mili
tary AfTalrs yesterday tho following subcommit
tees were announced by Chairman Henderson:
On compulsory retlromout, tho chairman and
Messrs. Steele and Sparks; on reorganization of
the Signal Scrvlco, Messrs. McCook, Davis, and
wheeler; on thororps of Judge advocates, Messrs.
JJavno, Spooncr, and Hrngg; on reorganisation of
infantry, Messrs. bteele, Spauldlng, and Bragg;
on iinlliinry reservations (propositions to vacate,
sell, donate. or grant privileges), Messrs. Davis,
Spooner, and Maglnuls; on portions of tho, Presi
dent's' message referring to tho army, Messrs.
fapauldlug, McCook, und Upson.
In tho House Committco on Elections yestorday
tho contested caso of McDowell vs. Oeorge, of
Oregon, was taken up, and aftcrd!cussion thereon
the following rcnolutlon was adopted: " HcnUcd,
That tho preteuded contest of 8. W. McDowell
ngalust Hon. M. C. Goorgo bo and tho tamo Is
hereby dismissed." Tho committee then took up
lor consideration tho BesblnghaiH-Frost case, and
ihe following resolution was, after brief debate,
adopted: " Xcsohtil, That tho motion of the con
tesleo for tho suppression of tho testimony lit this
lose bo overruled, and tho testimony bo ordeied
printed without prejudlco to either party." 'lho
.uso of Bailey vs. Barbour was next considered,
and it whs resolved that tho testimony In that caso
should also be printed.
Thoro Is a porslstont eflort on tho part of certain
Ilvpubllcan members of tho Houso to foist upon
tho Doorkeepor a number of cmplojccs who aro
not onlyopposcd tolilinpolltlcally.butovorwhom
bo would havo no control If they nro appointed In
tbo manner now proposed. Among Ibis number
Is Charles W. Combs, of Missouri, Into Department
messenger, and recoutly discharged by Doorkeeper
Ilrownlow. Tbo duties or tho Department mes
senger are merely nominal, Of all the toft places
In the Capitol this Is thesoltcst. Tho duties consist
In going to tho various Derurtments In search of
tuch, documents as members may want to exam
ine. Sometimes two or three days clopso before
there Is any occasion for his services, and now,
Just in order that Mr. Combs may bo restored to
the lolls, It Is proposed to create for him a new
office to wit, Assistant Department mosscngcr.
Willi a salary ol SlJOO, to assist In the peiformuuce
ul duties that now fall to keep ono man busy Hues
davi In thp week. We trust tho fomuilttco of
svc-cuuhu, io wuom uug matter was referred, will
'Mk tuv niaiuw Ml mutt VUIJJIIIII1U UlSUpprOVai UpOU
Ills and all Similar cflnrts tn rrAnfn itn,v
offices lor discharged Democratic cmplojccs. If
.wj ...I,, ,k tivitvointy fcu uuvu uu assiiaiii ucpilll
jnent messengor In all fairness ond decency the
IJoorkeeper shpiild havo a voice In his selection.
He will probably bo able to tfnd some good fto
publican to fill the placo, and snaro the party tho
humiliation of confuting that ihoro Is a placo In
tholloiisoof Heproscntatlves that no Hepubllcaii
is coiopttcnt to fill.
A IriiuLi! Ntn.ntloii at Hie t'uxlll,
Thoro Is a rumor alloat about the Copltol that
when the Mormon question comes up for dlicus
Klou in Congrcfn, and after tbo gushing Platonic
lnemboni Imvorellovcdtliomfiolvos of tlielr long
pout-up vliluoui Indignation against tho unliolj
though oatrlorehal practices of tho barbaric
polygamlsts of tbo bagc-brush Territory of Utah,
that u dynamite bombshell Is likely to bo ex
ploded, exhibiting numerous plcadlllos on tho
part of certain mouogmatio Congressmen who are
expected to bo loud In their denuncia
tions of tlmt "twin rcllo of barbarism,"
lxilvgamy, and who hold up their hands
in holy horror at tho very mention of
Mich Vila and pcrulcloiM pn dices In the wilds of
Utah. It Is mid that einluurlcs lu tho Interest of
tho "I-atlcr Da Saints" havo been Industriously
at work in their chatacterlstlo "still-hunt" nay
to find out the Indulgences and hablu of Humor
ous Congressmen who propose to belch forth ihelr
thunder iigulm-t the vile and tlnlul polvgamous
customs ol tlio Mormons. If Ihe rumor is luuudcd
ou fact look out for tbo tonuitlon of tho ) car,
ttllsuii nud 3IrIlll Illeolvil Hrnnfom,
Drs Moines, IoWAJan. 17. Dotli houscsof tho
Ixigltlaturo reassemblod to-day, but llttlo business
was douo besides tho taking of formal separate
ballots for United Statea Senators. In tho senato
all tho v otes cast, except three, were lor H llson for
tho long term und McDIU for tho short term. In
tbo house tho vote for thu long term stood: Wilson
(ltcpiibllcon), W , Klnno (Democrat), 17, and Stubbs
(dreeiibacU.T. l'or tho short term JlcDIll ro
eclvid CI votes; Hall, 17, and Campbell, IS.
(ivuer.il t'mr Viiitir Arre.l.
Sun Fbanusco, Jan. 17. A Tucson dispatch
tayst "General Carr has been placed under arrest
by order of tho President. The causo lias not boon
definitely ascertained: but It It reported on good
authouty that such action was on uccount of cer
tain fuels brought out ul tho recent trial of the In-dluuteouts."
Ilia One Iliimtrrillli nirlliilnr-Mrrllnent
tVlllnrnl Ifnll To-Mglil.
To-day li tho ono hundredth anniversary of tho
birthday of Daniel Webster. It has been thought
proper that a statuo to bis memory bo erected
within tho limits of tho National Capital. In
furtherance of this object a movement has been
set on loot by sovcral prominent citizens to carry
out tho laudabla design. Last December letters
were addressed to many of the leading gentlemen
of New England asking them to co-oiarato In
showing their respect and admiration of tho char
acter and statesmanship of tho great orator. Fa
vorablo responses were retclvcd from a
majority of tho gentlemen addressed,
and It la believed that tho representation from
nbroad will be largo and Influential. Mr. V, W,
Corcoran has signified his pleasure) In furthering
lho movement. Mr. Charles Lanman, Mr. Web
sicr's prlvato accrctary and Intimate friend up to
tho hour or his death at Mandillcld, will also bo
present. Mr.OordonW Butnbam. who presented
in tho city of New York the colosnal statuo of Web
ster which adorns Central Park, has written to say
that ho will, irposiblc, bo present nt the lnlatory
meeting, It seems, tlicteforc, that tho movement
will bo n siieeess, and It Is to be hoped that every
admircrof Webster will innnlfct his or her sym
pathy by being orofcnl, Tho meeting will bo held
io-nlghtat Wlllard Hall, at eight 0 clock. Sev
ern 1 eloquent speakers will deliver brief addresses,
and it la expceled tho chair will bo occupied by
ox-Secretary Dlalno. Whether the President will
attend Is not known, but his sympathy In tho
movement It twaircd.
He l'rnposM Io Nnpcrvlse All X'lililli- fix
Ieiiriltiiie. Tho Houso Commlttoo on Publla Expenditures
met jesterdny and discussed tho subject of tho
appointment of subcommittees to rovlso nil pub
lic expenditures which may bo authorized by
other committees of tho House. Tho power In
vcxled In this committee. It Is understood, gives It
authority to supervise all public expenditures, but
for many years It has not bcou cmtoniury for tho
committco to do so. If thocnmmlltea Insists tipnu
Its right In this rospcctlt will become ono or lho
most Important committers of tho Houso, as every
measure appropriating money will becomo subject
to lis approval. Tho committco Is composed of
tbo following ineinbors: .Messrs. Hnmliill (chair
man), Blackburn, Wood or New York, Han, Do
Mottv, Lewis, Ladd, Fulkerson, Martin, Clunttr,
Tlio Vlitrliilu I's-alainlmc.
ItlciiMOM), Va , Jiiii. 17. The following bills In
lho Senato wero to-day advanced tow nrd their
passage: Tho bill to ratify lho talo of tlio Stale's
interest In the Atlantic, MIsMsslppJ and Ohio Hull
road to tho Norfolk and Western Itatlroad Com
pany: n bill providing for restoring lo lho public
freo school fund nioni ) (unlawfully diverted ihero
from, 'fills bill provIdcsthatMOJ.OOOoftliomoney
realized from tho aalo of the Stale's Interest In the
Atlantic, Ml-hl.-slpnl and Ohio Itatlroad shall bo
phKcd to the oiedit nrthu public free ichool fund,
the remaining 81CO.O00 being Intended for lho es
tablishment of u colored normal school fur the
education ol colored teachers.
In tho houso a concurrent resolution was adopted
forllie appointment of n Joint committee to confer
with lho authorities of Norfolk, I.jnchburg, and
Alexandria, and ascertain Ifsultublo uccomraeda
t Ions en n bj obtained liiuny oflho sold cltlei for
thouscof thcOcnoral AssK.'inbl. This resolution
Is the lcsult of a smallpox senro which has taken
possession of the members. Tho alarmists seem
determined to puh matters to the abandonment
of Itlchmoud by the General Assembly.
A IVrnumtl Hniroiilio In Itlrlililiiml.
ItfciiMo!it),VA, Jan. 17. A lersonal rcucontro
took placo this mornlug between J. V.ltcddy.n
prominent Itepubllcau Iteadjustcr candidate for
tho Judgeship of tho Hustings Court of this city,
and Samuel 1). Davlc, professor at the Richmond
College, lu which lho latter was considerably
worsted. Davics a few dajs slnco publicly de
nounced Ilcddy n n liar nnd sconnilrel. A cor
respondencu follow id, looking mi Kedd) 'spurt to
a settlement by nlicsillo lneetlug. Davles, how
ever, refuced to recngnlzo Itcddj's demand, but
meeting him In his olllco reiterated the opprobri
ous epithets. Tho result was that Kcddy, with
his friends, went after Davics to-dayand punished
Messi. Ttcddy nnd Davles woro arrested to
night, together with N.J. Smith and James Sivcc
nej', who woro with Ilcddy when ho auaultcd
Davics. Tho wholo partj wero placed under
bonds for appearance hi tho Pollco Court to-morrow
The ItriKllimtci'x' 'imrii.
IttcifMOND, Jan. 17. Tho Itcndjusters nro In cau
cus to-night. They liavo so far only nominated
Stale Senator Goorgo A. Morton, of Norfolk, as
railroad commissioner, v Ice Asa Holers. 1 ho olllco
of auditor of public nccounu Is now (10.43 p. m.)
After n prolonged and desperalo light the caucus
nt ii 15 o'clock nominated H. Brown Allen, of Au
gusta County, for auditor ot public accounts liy n
votoof IStoi! for John K. Mas.so),t tho present
Incumbent, Massey's defeat was duo to bis refusal
to submit to caucus dictation relative to tho up
polntment or subordinates in his olllco. blx of his
friends withdraw from tlio caucus before tho voto
was taken, 'ihero Is somo talk of his nomination
In tho General Assomblj to-morrow, with tho liopo
that enough of his disaffected friends will Join
vi Ilh tho Democrats to elect him anyhow.
Tlio lllilillobeiaer lllll.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 17. In tliu Stnlo senato to
day tho Rlddleborgcr debt bill was amended In
many particulars vvllhout, however, changing tho
character of Its provision?, and was then, without
dcbalc,ordcrcdtocugrosimcut und n third reading.
Terrible Ninnllimsc Itnvngr..
Ciiicaoo, Jan. 17. r. H. Angell, n well-known
telegrapher, died lust night of smallpox. Ho was
malinger of tho Board of Trado oflico for many
CftfCAOO, Jan. 17. Tho National Board of Hcallh
leports that during lho week ending January 11
thero were ulna deaths from unallpox In Phila
delphia, Pa , ono doath In Trie, Pa , aud thrco new
cases and tbreo deaths lu Molinc, 111.
PiTTsnuiin, Pa., Jan. 17. Tho board of health of
this city reports seventeen new cases of smallpox
A Win-Mini; lo I'rnucr.
Lo.MHr, Jan. 18 A dispatch from St. Petersburg
boss: "Ascml-ofllclal Journal warns Trance that
to allow tho Nihilists to appeal through tho Paris
press for money Is Incompatible with tho raalulo
iiauco of thu good relations of tho Powers, and
also with their duties ton nrd ono another."
A I'nlllc nil tlio Iloume.
Tahis, Jan. 17, Tho Bourso to-day opened with
a fresh panic, caused by colossal orders to sell re
ceived from tho provinces and by unsatisfactory
intelligence from Lvons. Tho Tempt says :" Tlio
crisis is serious-, but it will not end lu a crush."
Jennie i-jiiiittra Miil-ileier.
Nf w Haven, Co!.n.. Jan. 17. Tho grand lurv ro.
ported u truo bill for murder In tho first degrco
against W'nltot U. Malley, James Mnllcy, and
Blanche Douglass lor tho killing of Jennie Cramer.
At the Cavannah mcesou Tuesday tbo vv loners
w ero La Gloria, Ballust, and llonlite Castle.
M. Augusto Alexaiuho Phllllppo Charles Blanc,
tbo distinguished French writer uu lho flnoarts, Is
Hon. A. A. Pettlnglll, a retired Journalist, died at
bis residence In Bridgeport, Conn , j csterday, aged
Tho failure Is aunoiiiiced In Chicago of Jacob
Mojerit Brothers, white goods and notions. The
liabilities amount to from HiOfiOO lo tlT3,00a
Tho Governor of New Jersey has nominated
Manning M. Knapp to bo Judieof tho huprema Court
und John P. btockton to be attorney-general, .
Rt-Oovemor Bullock, of Mossachu jctts, d opped
dead on tho sidewalk In Worcester ut about half past
four o'clock jesterJuy. Ills deulhwas caused by
Mrs. Ellen Cuminlngs, aged sevenly-flvo years,
residing ut No. 1JM Wurnock street, Philadelphia,
died rrom fright caused by a slight flro Inaclosct In
-Tho Benale of New Jersey concurred In tho
amendment or tho bouseto tbosenatn Garfield reso
lution striking out that part which says that the us
sassln was a suae man,
-It Is currently roported that an emissary oftlio
Rultan of Turkey Is In New York looking loreunuebs
fur Ids harem. Ilolias already secured lho services
of Whltelaw Bold ami Oscar Wilde.
Clarkson N, Potter was Budr'oiily taken III Tues
day In Albany, and Is confined to Ids room. It Is aald
that he was attacked by a tltof nervuusprustintlon.
'1 he doctors ul nlglit stated that ho wus considerably
During u bull fight at Matanus, Cuba, on Sunday
part of tbo scaffolding supporting Iheseuts gavo way,
and nearly three hundred persuns wero precipitated
Into Ibubtablcs below, Ono person wus killed aud
others w cio more or less Injured.
Tho ,1elt tVAccuattoi In tho approaching j-rcat
Nihilist trial charges tlio prisoners with complicity
In ull the notable attempts at legletdo since 1871), and
also hi an attempt, which was not previously known,
to asasslnato the late Czar at Odesso.
It Is stated that tho American Jewish circus rider,
who was recently tbrrutened with evpulslon from St,
Petersburg on account of Ids religion, hubeen per
mitted tn remain In consequence of Joining a sect the
tenets of vv hleli closely approach thoeo of Judaism,
Coroner Merklc, of New York, has om paneled n
Jury In tho matter of the Upuyten iiuyvll disaster,
but ho refused to dlscloso their names at present. On
Thursday thoywlll bo taken over thoseenool tho
disaster beforo beginning tbo hearing of testimony.
The London Timet sajai "On Mr. Urodaugh
presenting himself In lho House of Oomniuus lo tuko
tho parliamentary oath sir Stafford Norlhoote w)ll
move tmUUo bo not allowed to do eo. The govern
ment will meet this motion with the previous question."
TUESDAY'S WORK IN DOTH HOUSES.
The Arrearages of Pensions ami the Funding Bill
VUcessIng the 0,nfstlon of Increasing the
sloramltltes of the Hease Bills
and Petitions Prcitnt.J.
In tlio Senato on Tuesday a number of petitions
for ft commission of Inquiry concerning tho alco
hollo liquor traffic, for an Increase ol pay to tho
members of the I.lfo-SavlngSerrlcc, and by Mr.
Plumb, from citizens of Kansas for womunsuMragc,
Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, from the Committco
on Appropriations, reported, with amendments,
tbo bill to repeal certain laws relating to perma
nent and Indefinite appropriations.
Mr, Vest, from tho Committco on Public Build
ings, reported, with amendment, the bill making
nn appropriation for tho purchaso of ground for
and tho erection thereon In tho i Ity of Washington
urn building to bo used as n hall of rccoids, Ha
endeavored to secure Its Immediate consideration,
but objection w us made.
During tbo morning hour Mr. Beck resumed his
remarks upou Mr. Ingnlls' resolution declaring the
pension arrears law ought not to bo repealed.
Mr. Ingulls said that m tho funding bill had
precedence to-day ho would defer a formal reply
to Mr. Beck to a more convenient time. Tho sub
ject was according y passed over for tho present.
At P20 tho consideration of tho Sherman fund
ing bill was resumed, ond Mr. Plumb nrgucd that
tho redemption fund fur United States notes ought
to bo diminished.
Mr. Pugh said that Mr. Vest's amendment, being
a copy ni tho Carlllenmendment, whllo nppllca
bio In tho funding bill nf lho last Congress, was
Impcratlvu and Incons'Mcnt with somu of tho pro
visions of tho pending bill. Ho suggested inodlll
cations making It applicable.
Mr Tiller said he was opposed tn the bill, not
bi causo ho thought tho bonds could not bo sold,
but because ho nni disinclined to "continue lho
everlasting tinkering of Ihu finance, nud failed
lo seo that refunding would bo of advantage to lho
Mr. Saunders favored the bill nnd opposed any
amendment of Its essential features.
Mr. Pendleton supported Mr. Vest's amendment.
He said It provided that tanks Intending lo in
crease ihelr circulation and citizens desiring to
organize new banks shall tuko tho new bonds us
the boots uf their circulation. He cunld sec noth
ing uniensonnblo or unfair In fills, us lho banks
were thengcutsor creatures or tho Gov eminent,
and eujojed Immunity fiom obligations which
other pilvnlo corporations did not cujnj.
lho Senate (at lour o'clock), without closing the
debatcwcntlutoexccutlvo session, nud (ut 4'J0)
adjourned until Wednesday.
House or Itpjirr-icnlntlvr.
After tho Introduction of rev cm! resolutions tho
Speaker proceeded to evil committees for reports
Mr. Craiw, chairman of tho Committee on Bunk
lug nnd Curienci, reported back tho resolution
directing the Secretary of tho Treasury to Inform
lho Houso what number of national banks havo
been organized from July 1, 1SS1, to January 1,
1S. the amount of capital of cuch, lb" character
aud description of tho United States bonds held
by tho Treasury ns security -for their circulation,
nnd also calling for similar Information nstubnnks
WII06U corporato existence snail expire uetnceu
.TnniniM' 1. 1RK nni! .T aillnri 1. 1RPJ. Ailnnlpil
Mr. Harris, of Musa huctts, clialriniin of tho
Commlttoo on Navul Affairs, reported a resolution
directing lho Secretary or tho Navy to transmit to
tho Houso nil papers nnd correspondent lu tho
Department relative to Chlrlqul coaling stations
and tho appropriation for thu nurchnso thereof,
and lequesilug htm to withhold all puvmentfor
such nations until such Information has been laid
before tho Houso aud notion had by Congress.
Also tho resolution originally offered bv Mr.
Hewitt, of New York, calling ou tho Secretary of
tni? navy lor tno report 01 tno minority 01 tuc com
mission orgnulztd to consider tliecnudliloii of tho
uav y ; also lor specific Information us to tho present
condition of tho navy,
Mr. Thomas moved to amend the resolution so as
to strike out tho request for tho report of lho
minority 01 me commission, ino nouse snouici
not attempt to slap tho becrclary of thu Navy In
tbo faco by forcing him to dlscloso what his sub
ordinate officers might havo snld to him,
Mr. Hewitt, of New York, contended that Con
gress should havo all posslblo Information on tho
Hiihtect. 'lhlsEiiblect or tbo reconstruction of tlio
nnvy was ono of tho gruvest questions to this
country, especially In view tf tho peculiar foreign
"relations icvccnl!) Inaugurated. He lor ono felt
Hint Congress could not tuko up this subject loo
Mr. Robeson, or Now Jersey, aald tlmt tho quo
Hon or linnroviug tho navv was ono ot the last Im
portance to the country, nnd ho thought that tho
fullest Information on lho subject should bo ob
tained by Congress, whether It was contained lu a
miuoriij or majority repuri.
'I lie amendment was lost nnd lho original reso
Mr. Talbot, from tho sumo committee, reported
back adversely tbo bill to establish a nnvy yard on
tho Mississippi River ut or near Algiers. Laid ou
.Mr. Mcbanc, from tho Committee on Commerce,
reported favorably ablll to establish amarluo hos
pital In Baltimore. Referred to lho Committee on
mi. 1'1HK1'IIIIP. Mvt ii.u buiumiiitnuu 4UUMUI
Affairs, reported a bill to amend the laws so as not
io exciuuo rciireu urmy oiuccrs irom noiaiugcivn
offices In thy Territories, Houso culendar.
The call of committees bavins been concluded.
Mr. Itobeson, of New Jersey, called up tho report
01 inu cuuiuiutcu uu ituics, luureusiiig iiiu mem
bership of tho various committees or tho House.
Ho stated that tbo thirteen committees whoso
moiuborsliip It was proposed to lucrcaso had bo
foro thorn now nearly W per cent, or all tho bust
ties of tho House. As Mr. Robeson concluded his
brief remarks ha demanded tho previous ques
tion. A storm of "Oh, no's I" enmo from all parts
of tho chamber. Tho coiiruslon was very great
Ihieo or lour members speaking at tho sumo timo
nnd several others being on their feet with par
liamentary Inquiries. As soon as ho could be
heard Mr. Robeson declared Hint his Intention
was tn havo tho previous question ordered, nud
theiitofzlvo tho fullest itosslblo debute, and fur
ther stated that ho wished thereby to cut olf
'"then let us voto it down I" cried several mem
bars, whllo Mr. Itobluon, of Massachusetts, said,
" I hupo that the gentleman will not uudertnko to
put ou this Houso for guidance lho voice of lho
Committee ou Rules, ilnva wo not nny rights
here us members?" Mr. ltobcsau, however, In
sisted on his demand for tho previous question,
but Mr. Robinson, of Now York, before tbo ques
tion could bo submitted, moved to lay tho wholo
subject on lho table.
'1 lie) motion was lost ) cas, 73 ; uaj s, 174.
Mr. Robeson then stated tlintou behalfof the
Committee on Rules ho would recede from his
position, und therefore he withdrew his demand
for tho prov lous question.
Mr. Pago offered an amendment to provldo that
tho Committee on lho Improvement of lho Missis
sippi River shall not have authority lo report ap
propriations on that subject.
Mr. Itobtsnii, whllo slating that the Commlttoo
on Rules did not Intend to glvo that committee
such authority, made no objection to tho amend
ment being offered.
ilr. Kelloy offered ati amendment to strike nut
the clause Increasing tho membership of tlio Ways
aud Menus Committee.
Mr. l'ngo spoko In support of his ameiidinont.
It would not be right, ho contended, Hint two com
mittees should havo control of a river and harbor
Mr. Orlh then offered as a substitute for the com
mittee's report his amendment for the election ut
tho beginning of each Congress of a commission
charged with the duly of assigning tho member
ship or committees. In offering this subnltiite ho
disclaimed any Intention of Interfering with ihe
present organization of tho Houso lu ono way or
another. Neither did ho Intend any disrespect to
ward tho occupant of thu chair or any Infringe
ment on tho ilitlils which naturally belonged lo
him, Ho mcrel) proposed that lho Houso should
resume its natural ami legitimate und proper
power, 'lho power which tbo Speaker now ox
crclecd was neither moro nor less than to dictate
tho legislation of tlio country,
Mr. Robeson raised ii point of nrderagalnst Mr.
Ottli's substitute, but withheld It for the present.
Mr. Kccd, a member or thu Commlltco ou Rules,
said that hu would vigorously pretest against Mr.
Orlh's proposition If ho thought that there was
iuij danger of its belug adopted by this or any
Mr. Kelloy said that his ambition ot congres
sional life hud bcou abundantly gratified by tho
kindness of tho Speaker. He could make no com
plaint of the gentlemen associated with him on
thu Committco on Ways and Means. Thero was
iiotonoofthcin Hho was not worthy or lho Im
portant duties coulldcd to him. Still ho regarded
the report of thoConiuiltteuoji Rules as n griev
ous mistake. Ho contended that more work was
pcrtuimcd by small committee than by largo
ones, nml Asserted that It would bo better to abol
ish thu Committee on Wavs aud Means entirely
than to Increuso Its membership to fifteen. Hu
therefore moved lo lay tho report upon tbo tabic
1 ho mullun was lost yeas, 107: uaj's, 110.
Mr. King moved lo umeud tho report so as to
51 vu lho Committco ou tho Improvement of tho
ll9.-l.slpi 1 River power to report appropriations on
Pcudlng further action, tho Speaker announced
tho appointment or Mr. Beach upon lho Commit
teo on Public Buildings nnd clrounds, 111 plucoof
Mr. Hew lit, of Now York, excusod.
Thu Homo then (at 1.15) udjourued. Tho report
of tho Committco on Rules will como up to-day ns
llmilnii .1 1 risen lu Iluiopc.
IJNPON, Jan. 18. Haulan suffered considerably
from seu-slck ueu on his passage to this country,
Krauklllglaud.uf tho Mersey Rowing Club, wul
corned him ou board a steam tender outsldo tho
Mersey. Haitian's) weight Is 175 pounds, llolu
tends reducing it to ICO pounds. He is undecided
with regard to ilvo choice of his trainer.
A Ilrenk Ui lu i: ii rope.
LoNDOK.Jnn. 18. The niiinln Its financial r
lido thlsinorulngaaysi " A breakup of tho execs
slvo speculation which has been carilcd ou
throughout Europe Is now taking place."
Honor lo Hie lirml fnetiller unit niplomnt
Senor Martinez, the Chilian Minister here, has
received mall advices from Santiago giving a de
tailed account of the unusual demonstration
which occurred in that city on the day of the
funeral of General Kllpntrlck, lato United States
Minister to Chill, lho funeral ceremonies wero
ordcrol by tho Chilian government, and wero
conducted by the Chilian Secretary of Stato, Senor
Dalmaccda, assisted by Baron Do Avrll, French
Minister and dean of tho dlplorastlo corps, Senor
do La llucrtn, president of the Chilian Houso of
Representatives, nnd Mr. Foot, consul. general
from tho United States. Tho funeral services wero
held In lho cuthcdral, lho largest Catholic edifice
In Santiago. Tho cathedral was tilled to overflow
ing. Among the distinguished cdlclsls and promi
nent persons present were tho Chilian cabinet
officers, tlio presidents of both houses of tho
Chilian Congress nnd delegations of members of
both houses, nil tho members of the diplomatic
corps, n large number of Chilian army and navy
officers, and a number of tbo oOlcors of lho United
States steamer Alaska,
Tilt, mitoious sr.nvtcr.S
at tho cathedral wero grand nnd Impressive, nnd
wero ennuueica uy iiisnop unnunrriuns. ai me
conclusion or tho funeral sermon it reoulem was
chanted, and tho remains wero rxcorted to the
ccmclcrr by five regiments or Chilian troops and
uy iiicmucra in uio uru iicpiiriuieiiv, uuowcu uy n
lnreo nroeeieslon of nrlvato clttreiiK. Atthaimivd
bciiorllnlroaceda, benor Alcmparte, rind Mr. Mill-
man, an nia iricnaoi iicncrai reupairiCK, deliv
ered brief orations. A largo number of personal
friends of General Kllpntrlck, both Americans nnd
Chilians, whom he had known fur) cars, followed
his rcinnlus lo tlielr Inst icsl'ng place, Sentiments
ni profound grief nnd mourning ou tho death of
General Kllpalrlek have appeared In lho Chilian
press, nnd the Mrrcnrto, of Valparaiso, one of the
lending Journals of Chill, published, on tho day of
his. funeral, five columns uf biography of the life
aud public services of tho distinguished dead.
U PSON'S RESOLUTI O H
afnt Anaircrril lleiiiuscri,iirU fifClcrlrnl
Just beforo adjournment yesterday Speaker
Kelfer laid before tho Hotiso a letter from tho
Postmaster-General in reply to n recent resolution
calling foro list ordctnlledxlatemeut of nil mull
routes ou which transportation scivlco has been
discontinued, decreased, curtailed, changed, re
stored, Increased nnd expedited, or established
sluto March 1, 1881, Tho Poslmavter-Qcucrat sajs
that tho present forco of tho Department Is not
sutllclt nt to uudertnko tho work with a view of
completing It in tlmo to bo of any
uso to the Houso during tho present
session. Ho an) s further that lho Im
portant, and perhaps most important, portion
nl tbo records referred to lire mm in the hands of
thu Di pnrtmcut or Justice, and that ho should not
feel Justified lu giving those portions lu the public
at Ihe present timo unless Instructed to do so by
an Impcrntlvo command from tho House of Rep
resentatives; flint fl tho Dcpnrtmcnt has erred In
It-iulinlnhtriitloii of tho stnl tcrvicoslucu Inst
March It Is quite presumable thnt tho error has
cither been lu augmenting tho scrvlca Impru
dently or In diminishing li Improperly. Ha con
cludes by suggesting that the Houo conlluo tho
Inquiry to such changes lu tho scrvlconsurobo
Hevcd to bo misjudged, or thnt lho Department be
furnished with the menus nece-sary to furnish all
lho Information called for.
Ills nan e Is Oscar O'l fatherly Wilde.
J, 1. Jf AiiAiiv, of Baltimore, Is nt the St. Marc.
S. P. D vnm, or Cincinnati, Ohio, Isnt tho Arlington.
Stfphe-n Rowan, of Now York, Is nt the Arling
ton. Hi-nit It. Cloui-ov, of Atlanta, Go., Is at the Metro
politan. Hi-shy IT. OonniNai:, of New York, Is nt
Hon. John D. ApaTis, tbo proprietor of tbo Llttlo
Hock (Ark.) Gazette, Is at the Rlggs.
T. A. GAt lahkii, C. Ik Hlllott.ond S Iv ester Tyler,
of New York, aro nt tho St. Marc.
COI.O.NKI.T. J. KlNNKV, Of IlllllOl, OgOIlt Of tllO
Internal Rcveniio tlureau, with headquarters at Bur-
luia, isai mo i.ooiic
IlKNnv A. JoNF-s.a brother of Senator John P.
Jones, ofNovadu, died ul Gold Hill, Nevada, January
8, agisl flfty-ono yeuia.
IIot. Ifonca Ilifnuin.or tDo""M1lwouk'ee (VU)
JiOtiEffcun, and lito Mh'fstcr to Switzerland, Is an
applicant for a foreign mission.
Kx-aov ritNon iturus B. Bullock, of Goorgla,
whownslhoexecutlvo officer of Hint Stato thirteen
) eara ngo. Is at the lllggs House.
FniKNDs of Mr. ltuiinds, of Chicago, say his name
will oerlalnly bo transmitted to tho rtenato for Publla
Pi later beforo tho close of unother w cek,
TliK report that Hon. Daniel Sbopberd, of Chicago,
Is an aspirant for thu office of Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury seems to bo w belly without foundation.
Colonkl Andy J. SuiTir, lntoUnlKd States Surveyor-General
of Montana territory, Is at the Kbhltt
House, and wants to be a paymaster In tho army. Ho
would mako a guod ono.
Major William Aiitiiuii, tho Pres'dent's brother,
Chester A. Arthur, Jr., the President's son, and Miss
Nelllo Arthur, tho President's daughter, left hero for
Now York ) csterday on the limited express.
Mn. H. C. Ki.okick, county clerk of Cuok County,
Illinois, desires appointment tn the consular service
of the Government nt some point In Oerniuuy, and Is
hero looking after his Interests In that direction.
At tho close of business s entcrday In the Tn usury
thero had been redeemed Sls,V.M,3M tn United States
bonds under tho ouo hundred and fifth calluudtlO,
113,050 of thoso embraced lu the ono hundred and sixth
I.ek V. Wiiiums has been appointed Internal
revenue storcketperandgauger lor tho sixth district
of North Carollnu, and EILsK. tihalleiiberger, store
keeper and gauger far Hie twenty-second district of
The worst thing that has been said about the Gar
field administration yet Is thnt Its principal Uefimlers
are Whltolaw Held, " Little Breeches " liny, and Tuni
Nlchol, the crunk. A ( onrerence of these worthies Is
a fearful and wonderful sight.
That mnrblo slab In tho Patent Office, with tho big
gold letters on It, Is In an out-of the-way pluce, ir
Liner cicric i.ockwoou wouiu only station u watch
man near the locality to call tho attention of v lsftors
to ft many would go uway better satisfied.
Thk latest question Is, ill J Tom Nlchol, the crank,
forge the letter Whltolaw Held bus published, us well
us the Storey letter? General Garfield suspiclcd
Tom was tho author of lho latter, and ir he signed
uariieius namo to ono no would to unother,
Mn, Phil L. Rkkvks, or Brooklyn, with his brldo,
Miss Ilinma C llernau, or Cincinnati, Is at Wlllard'a.
Tlio happy couple uru among ihomoM admired guests
of that hotel, and lira viewing lho beautiful sights of
vvasiungton Willi quuo lustnetio appreciation.
CArTAiNDivmD. SiiVLiiv.of Huntsvllle. Ala,. Is
registered at lho Dunburtun Ifnuse. '1 he captain Is a
courteous, lntclleelual gentleman, and as n lawjer
stands at tho head uflhoprofisslonln his Stale. Ho
Is Colunel Lowe's attorney lu the Low e-Wheeler con
test. Hon. John WABSKN,of Shawncetowii, III., Unllod
Slates Consul at (lucboe, who has spent several days
lieio looking alter promutton In tbocunHularscrvlcc,
left tho city last evening for Illinois, where ho will
spend u few days at his old home before returning to
his post of duty.
Colonel John J. I'liNN.of the editorial Blair of
the entorprlslng Chicago A'us, Is aujojrnlug for a
few daj s In Washington. With the frankness char
uclorisllo of nil modem Lhlcajouiu ho confesses that
tlioNullonnl Capital Is Hie most utlrjctlv o city ou the
confine nt for statesmen and visitors.
Thk Hon. htlmuu Wolf, consul general of tho
United States at Cairo, lias fornHrded to Treasurer
Gllflllnn another contribution uf 3,soi) francs lo tho
Gurlleld Memorial Hospital In this city, making In
nil 0 003 francs or about l,u collected by hhn from
tho Khedlv e and other friends of Amorlciv lesldent In
In the caso of tlio (anriorl Offtaf, In which the Hoc-
retaryof the Interior decided In sulKlanco that an
executive officer bad no power to reverse the decision
ofa court of law, amotion fur a rehearing has been
entered, and Seerectury Klrkw ood has ordered n sus
pension of thedeclslon ponding the resultof tlio re
hearing. GuNHHAi, 1. H. Nkoiky, the president of the Na
tional Union I-cnsuo or America, has called u meet
ing of the nulliinul committee of tbo league at lho
I.bbltt House In this city, ou Tuesday, tlio 7th ol Feb
ruary, at noon, Tho meeting will he an Important
ono, and will be attendid by distinguished men from
all purls of tbo Union.
vV II. Franklin, or Connecticut: Kllbourne Knox, of
New York; Thomas '..Kane, of Pcuusjlvuiilui I,.
A, Harris, ofohloi ex-Senator Spencer, or Alabama
W. K. Llnuwenver, or Pennsylvania; John btelsun,
or Massachusetts I Georgo W. Seymour, or Delaw uro,
and J, M, Heovcl. or New Jcrsoy, are ot Wlllard's.
HunnRnN-Ot'NHUU. Bvkms yesterday promul
gated the following i " I.on.' continued utatuco on no-
eouutorsickiiesi ou me part or clerks luihlsiilllcu,
und frequent short uUsonce for tho same cause, will
In the IMturo bo regarded as sufficient reason fur
recommending the dUeluvrge of such clerks on the
ground of physical Inability to perform the duties re
quired of inem,"
Walkkii Blainu and Jtr, Trescot wero greeted
with au earthquake on the day thoy arrlv id hi Culluo,
Tbo Chilians uro In a bad temper over the muddle
which the United btatos Ministers have brought
about, 1 hey seem ut present very much determined
to have their own way In Hie Mttleuieiit with Peru
and Bolivia. Territorial aoqutsiilon Is their ob'ucl.
and It does not clearly nppour tn what iusiir.tr they
om be prevented from doing as they please la that
A DATG1I OF tHTERESTINQ HEWS.
Wedding., niTOrcea, Three Funerals, a Salt In Court,
i.n.t.1 it ..t.-i i I. ..!... li. i- s-.i.
vmnviii jiusyiiai, AKTlcmiuraiiiiiBj ivi-
.. I....!. 11.11 St...!- .911. a
UMiinj rinitii i.au, .iirvu
The Ascension Church was tbo lecno of ono of
tho liamlsomcitwcddlngs tliht has been witnessed
In this city, tho occasion being tho marrlago of
Harry K. Davis, cq , son of Henry S. Davis, with
Miss Harriet W. Riddle, daughter of tho Hun. A.
0. Riddle, of this city. Long before five o'clock,
the hour set for the ceremony, the spacious church
was filled to overflowing with the friends of tho
young couple. Tho bride, leaning on tho
arm of her father, and escorted by tho bridal
party, entered the church to tho majcstlo strains
of Mendelssohn's wedding march, nnd proceeded
down tho main alslo of lho church, meeting the
groom, escorted by his best man, Mr. Gait Davis,
ntthochalicol, where they were uvvnlted by tho
bridesmaid, Miss Allco Riddle, nnd lho grooms
man. Mr. Charles Gait. The brldo was attired lu
nil elegant princess dress or while satin, with long
train, elaborately trimmed with Spanish Ineu
flounces, and "ho woro tho customary whllo tullo
veil and nrnnco blossoms. 11m hrlihpmuld'a
dress wusof whlto mull, garnished with Valen
ciennes laco and satin trimmings.
tiif. vnusa l miiis or the mtinu. party
were nlllrid as follows: Miss Palmer, white India
iiiiisllu; Miss Hurpcr. while tntln with pearl neck
lacu; Miss llallcy, pale blue salln, Miss Kirk, lav-
I'liucrsim; miss vveuueii, paie green sua; .miss
Davis, n handsomo combination of whllo brocade
nnd umber satin, wlih diamond Jewelry, Miss
llalcman, of Philadelphia, u Worth dress of whlto
sotlu nml brccade, Miss Grorglo Kllbonni, del
blue antln, with diamond oruuments, Ihe cere
mony was performed by the Rev Dr. Ulllott, as
sisted by Bishop Plnkney and Rev. Ilr, Lewlu. An
uiilortuiiutu dein) occurred In thuhchiiiiilugnfthu
derives owing to tho sudden Illness ol Professor
Waller, who was expectid tu pteslde ut (lie organ.
Mr. Herb Smith kindly coim tiled to take hlsplneo
uudpetfirmcd his duties very acceptably. lho
following gentlemen officiated as ushers: Messrs.
A. T. Riddle, Frank Gait, Charles W lilttlesy, W. T.
Sujdcr, J, Stanley Brow n, ami L, J.IIatch.
AT TUB tONCfllslON OK TttE SUN 1CIS
at tho church tho bridal pnily proceeded to tho
resldcnco of tho bride's parents, here an Informal
reception wns held, nt which, lu addition to lho
members of lho two families, Mrs, Matlhewtlnlt,
Mrs. J. G. Gall, Mr. nnd Mrs. 11. S. Davis, Mrs.
Fcndatl, Mrs. George Keniion, Mr.nud Mrs. Harry
II...I...1 ill.. T....ln L'.n.ivl.n.i ll, n...l On. lli.fr..
lctt, of Chlcngu. und ulherswerc piesent to present
nieir congiavuiniions io me iicwij -wtuueu pair.
Tho bridal presents were numerous mid elcgnnt.
Tho croom nud brldo took the hnll-nnst nine train
for nn extended brldnl lour. On Ihelr return they
wilt tnko uu Ihelr rexlilenru nt this llinntttnii
House, nud Mr. Davis will rinnno tlio practice of
mo law wiui mo nrin oi iviuuie, imvu e. I'augcil,
of which ho Is a member.
Tlircp IJnlinpiiy Cosir-lps-
A bill of divorce has been tiled by F.mmn L.
Stockman against Theodore T. Stockman, n largo
fuinllure dealer In Georgetown, Tho panics re
side lu Georgetown, and wero married there Oc
tober 7, 11:71, Ihu complainant charges lu her
bill Hint thirty minutes after tho ceremony was
performed tho defendant left her, and bus not
from that time lo tho present contributed lu nny
way toward hersupport.aud has through tho pub
lic prints dcclurcd that he would not llvo with
her nor provldo for her wants; Dint she has nil
tills lime supported herself by dressmaking and
sewing, and has niwnjs conducted herself nsa
good nnd faithful wife, und been anxious to llvo
with defendant ns his wife, and that they have
not cohabited together. Tbo complainant pmjs
tlintsho may be allotted to resume her maiden
uaroo of Km in n L, Logan; that she may bo al
lowed costs and counsel fees, and thnt shu mn) bo
granted such alimony ns tho court may think
0. T. Nokes alsoasks'to be scv cred from tho bonds
of matrimony with Cora Nukes. '1 hey were mar
ried in 1170 In this city, and huve lived together as
man and wife until January 1, ISS'J. Complainant
charges Hint ho has nlwn)s treated his wlfu nl
lectiuiiab ly and kindly, supporting and taking
care nf her as well as his tlrciiniMauiis would
pcimlt, and now ho chargtsthat his wile's con
duct during the last two jears has been little clso
than that or n vilu ttrect-walkcr, uufallhrul to tho
marrlogo v ow, u-n aud notorious1, often leaving
his bed nnd remaining out all night with dissolute
and v llo men. and seldom or novernltcndlug lo her
uuuicHiicciiiucs. juni no oiieurciuousimie u Willi
her on her conduct and vv anted her about tho con
sequences, and nn tbo 1st of Jauuaiy, IbV, ho con
fronted her with an ovldeneu of imiIUv rnmlnrt.
adulteries, and drunkenness, nnd that she then
and thiro In the presence of witnesses coiilcssetl
her lnlldollly.and left his bed and board never to
return, Thu bill lurthcrmoic charges spcclllo
nets of adultery ngnlnst her, glilng placo and
And now comes Mary H. Foole. who asks
tlio court that Robert 11. Footo bo made n parly to
her suit fordlvorcc, Thopaperjwero Immediately
flip (Jill Held UohiiIIiiI,
"Your memorial hospital scheme got a black
cyolnlho Houso ) csterday," snld n Rri'luiucAN
reporter to a prominent officlnl of tho Garfield
Memorlnl Hospital Association,
" I hardly seo tho forco of tho objections luodoto
tho establishment of a public hospital here," wns
tho reply, "A person would supposo that tho
hopllal per it would bring people hero from nil
parts of tho country from what was said In tho
Houso j csterday, Tho facts arc, however, as
everybody knows, mat tlio pcoplo who need lho
charity of n publlu hospital aro attracted hero
with tbo hope of getting an olllie,
or olso they nro people who have
boen turned out of olllco for no particular reason
except that soma ono ckso wauls their place, 'lho
existence in this city of n dependent class Is lu u
great measure tho result of lho civil service
methods that nro Indorsed by Congress Itself. Hut
this Is not In particular an aiguuiiut fur tho hos
pital, but I only thought thnt they hud got tho curt
before tho horso In tho Houso jcslerday. It Is
Couirress thnt brlnmieonlcheioaml nntlilii,r nk. "
"What do j ou supposo wus tho real luotlvo of
ino oppusiuon io mo motion r
"Thu Providence Hospital peoplo nro of course
opposed to tho establishment of a public hospital
here, as they think that It would cut oil tho an
nual appropriation or (30,000 width Congress
gives tu that lii-tllullonlormnlntalnlng ncerinln
number of publla beds. Opposition ol this sort
enlists tho entile Catholic Influence, whlelilsvcry
powerful In Congress, us ever) where else."
"Will tho action of ) csterday bo final lu this
"No; that was merely a motion to toko tho bill
from tho calendar nud puss It. As It lulled, lho
bill will havo tn wait Its turn I suppose wooould
organize under tho goneiut laws If wo wished, but
it is better to havo it established by special legisla
tion." Ylin C'liloiilcntloii Nuclei',
The sixty. llfih annual meeting of tho American
Colonization Society was held last evening nt tho
First Prcsbvtcrlau Church, Hon. J, II. 11. Latrobc.
of Baltimore, presided, lho secretary, William
Copplngor, rend tlio annual report, which stated
tliatdurlnj tho put yenr tho following members
have died: James A. aarueld.ueorgolaw, of New
York: Rev. Leonard Bacon, of Connecticut; Will
iam Tracy, of Now York, and Jcsso Mchnrry, of
Indiana, jjuriiic tno jcar tno ilouallons wero
ll,M7 ; legacies, tfi Cm 11. Total receipts, Slo Jl.'n.v,
Disbursements SIU.JS) 1-'; balance on blind, Si,j i.t,
Thero were Illiy-iiluo persons -sent to Liberia dur
ing thoyiur. The number sent out since tbo war
Is 3,577, and the total number slncu lho organiza
tion or thu society 11,073,
by Rov. Dr. Dur) ca, or Jersey Clly.niid BIsliopNIch
oison, of Indiana. At the close oflhonildrcisi'S lion.
(I, Washington Warren, of Boston, olh red Ihu bil
low ing resolutions, which wero unaulnioutly
Jtetolvfit, '1 lint tho American Colonization Hochty,
holding lis nlity-linhnnuiiul meeting on iliaeviuiiig
nicceilfngHiociutunulHl uiinlvi rsnry uf Hie birth ol
luulol Webster, ono or Us lifelong vlee-prislileuls,
and remembering Ilia lust gnul service ulilih ibuf
pre-imlnent statesman nml pairlnl iilnii iniiutlm he
lore his deccano rtuderisl lu Its Infialf liy pri-slillng
over Us iiiinuul meellng thirty years ago, and
by making uu eloquent and inasteily uU
dress, lu which luclturly set forth ihe pomr
und duly of the National Government uetlug
wlllilu :flio apbere and seopo of llio lonstl
tutlonof the United Htulen to give it pecuniary ufil lo
ward accomplishing the great object uf tlilshocleiv
Hie colonUiiig ut J.lbcrin by llioio n Ishlng to n turn tu
tlielr fatherland ill ems this a tit occasion lu phueiin
record Us renewed acknowledgments lo him uml Us
uppriclulon uf Hull lliusirluus Ufa and eliarucier
wliuse fume Is Indlssolubly ussocluted Willi lm grim
deuruflheeoiiulrynudlms uUJed lustre to Ihu .Na
Professor Sheldon uaveiidellghlful funcy-drcss
matqucradoto tils numerous pupils Inst night nt
his ucadimy, No, 1001 FMrccl. 'lho hall wus well
filled with scholars und tlulr friends. Tho llttlo
ones looked charming lu their dulnly nud quulnt
costumes, nud went through thoinuzy figures of thu
vnilous fancy dances Willi a gruoe and pruiljlon
that reflcctod credit nllko on pupils and teacher.
There were many beuutlfiil unit uttrucllve cos
tunics, l'foinlneut among lliem were: Oberou,
Allct) Dranoy, Snowflake, Llllio Baker, Flower
Girl, Maiulo Pmophru) ; (Jticcn of Nlglit,
ITorcnco Crogan, Queen ol tho Aninzoni,
l.mma Proctor; Folly, Nlnn Manger, Tliu
Washington Post, Joslo Pumphroy; Mn: airka,
Amy tl Thompson, QiUctln, llllit Ramsoy, Morn
ing, I.lzzlo BhislHiid, rully.Nellle Frlebtis, Svlph
Ide.t'orlnne O'Connor, Forest Oiiccn, Anna black,
Bo Peep, Daisy Smith , Night, Minnie Bulleyibwlss
Peasant, l.uln Applch; KiitoUunnway, Nluadun
lon; Paulino, Menu Applch i Scutch Girl, Cunio
Schnfler; Russian Prluelss, MnudluHliarpo; Juan
of Aro, Retiu Sharpe; Flower Girl, Lulu '1 wombly ;
Crnrovleune, lJium 7.chj Naiad Ouecii, Rosalie
Bradford, Greek MslJeu.Su-lo Ksputu; Iapugnola,
Beulah Bilinear; Colleen Hawn. Lizzie ll(nsor;
Mallilower, Mamlo Drnluy; Silence, Besslo
Fddle Thornton; Chlcr
of Pollco. Robert MflUi
MlllouDiVls: llnmntv 11iiirzf.lv. Geona Mamrer:
Old TOdrOnn, Kddlo O'Connor: Clown, Charles
O Conner Johnny Smoker, Ocnrgo O'Connor;
French Peas-ant, Maurlco Smith; Colored Servant,
George Si clmati.Grlinaldl, Augustus Smith; Page,
Georgo Buchanan; Dandy Jim, Georgo Zen:
byrlan Shepherd, Frank llanb; King's Fool, Will
Mi ; Greek Boy, J. S, Kelly i Spanish Olrl, llbur
Tho funeral of tho lato Thomas F.. France took
placo from his lato residence 023 H street north
west, yesterday nflcrnoon. Tho Rev. John It.
l'nxlon, pastor of tho Now York Avenue Trcs
liilcrlnn Church, officiated. The deceased was
encased lu n hnndsomoSicIn roscvv'nodcasVct.wltli
long bar-handles, lined with embroidered whllo
satin, On Hie lid was n solid silver plate, with tho
words: "ThomnsI;. France. Dlei!"iiuary 11,1843,
nged slxly-onu years." Tho casket was nearly
hidden from view by tho handsome floral pieces,
the lust sad tributes of sorrowing friends. Tho
following gentlemen nctml napnll-benrcrs: Dr. W.
O. Palmer, Messrs. N. C, Callan, Charles H. Ill
mnnslon, Nairn, nud Maury Messrs Mal and
McLaughlin represented tbo Oldest Inhabitants'
Association lho inskctwna placed lu tho vault
at Oak Hill. Buchlv I. ml charge of the arrange
ments, which wero curried uut In his muni e,ood
lho funeral of tlio lata Henry Clay Addison took
place from his late residence, corner Diinbarton
avenue nnd Twenty-eighth street, ) csterday, at
threo o'clock p. in. Rev A. It. Stuart, of Christ P
1- church, mlUlateil, and Messrs. IlraluhTldgo
Webb, F. Chew, A. Fry, W. A. Iltitehlns, Captain
Voss, and Mr. 1'. Welsh were the pall bearers, tho
Interment being nt Onk Hill Ci nietery.
At the same hour tho funeral of Mrs. Margaret
Thomas tool place, from her laloresldcnie, on P
street. Rov. Dr. Huwe,of tho West Street Fresh)
tcrlnn Church, olllclalid, and Messrs. F. L Moure,
M V. Ruckcv. J. A. Williamson. J. II. Wells, nud
Thomas Kunwies were pall-bcarcrs, tho Interment
being nt Oak Hill Cemetery.
A&Tinrlmi Arsritnif iilnlliina.
Ycstcrdoj's session of tho Agricultural Congrcsst
whlih Is how dinvvlng to n clio after a Week's
sutccMful dellbcrnllous, vvrs dcvolcd tn tho dis
cussion of the management or vlnc)nrds and tho
manufacture of wines. The following nddltlonnl
deltgates attended )cslerdny'a session: Messrs, J.
M Smith, Grien Bn), Wis, and J. S Sllckiicy,
Wauwatosa, Wis, Stnto Horllculiiiral Society ;C,
G. Cono, Chilton, Calumet County, Wis ; Dr J. A.
Warder. North Bend, Ohio, president, nnd Georgo
W. Campbell, Delaware, Onto, secietnry or lho
Slatn Horticultural Srclct) . 0 W. Gnrrctt, Ring,
wood, Halifax County. N. C, I. W. Porter, Chnr
loltesvllle, Vn . nnd It. 1L Johnston, Alexandria,
Va, Stato Agricultural Society; Fred P. Stanton,
Tin lot ijtivv inu I'Ai'tits w i nn be vn anu niscissrn;
" On tho Hnrtlculltirnl Interests or Wisconsin," by
Mr. Georgo P Peirer. Wisconsin; "On Grnpo Cul
ture nud Wlno-.M nklng," by Mr. C. S. Chlsliolm,
Tciiiiessco,"Oii Viticulture lu California," by cx-
-seiiaior rargcui, iniiioriua; "e;n cirnro riiuure,
Winc-Maklug, and Adulterations," bi Air. F. Itled
llng, Ohio; "On Grafting lho Vine," bv Professor
C. V. Itlley, Massachusetts. Tho abla pnper pre-
n.if.(l lie Pnir, K.nr C V tlilfii- una tlliiclr.ifn.l lit.
colored drawings upon n lnrgel luagnllled scale uf
uiu iieMruciive nii)noxera ami a ueiniicu siaio
ment as to Its iialuro and tho best mode of coun
teracting It. Tbo committee appointed lo report
upon the relation oflho Culled Slates signal Sor
vice lo the ngrliultural Ink rests oflho country
submitted n report commending tho cirorlsoftho
Chief Signal Officer toward rendering cllectlvo aid
to these Interests.
Tim Nullonnl Vifcimi 'lnl.
At n meeting of tho National Veteran Club Inst
night. President S) pher lu the t hair, considerable
enthusiasm was elicited by the spirit manifested
to build up Ihomeinbcrshlp of tho club to 111 o hun
dred members nnd to bo fully prepared for vigor
ous work In the campaign of 1881 After tho rou
tlno business was finished tho following resolu
tions wero unnnlmousl) adopted, nnd the meeting
adjourned to tbo regular meeting In February:
Whereas the National Vili ran Chin embraces tn
Its membership repn sciitath es of in nriy every rilnto
Inthls Union, und Is Hiiuuy inableM to express the
will-knowiiKUitlnii-nls of the veteran soldrers aud
lie tl reaohed, 'Ifiat this club but expresses tho
ccnllniiiitiifercry lioiiesl Union soMlor undsdlor,
survivors or the Into war. lu tlielr Intllgnuilou uml
eirmstmndeniuallonor ihu uuliist nml liieoua'.ler
nte attack made by n portion nl tin puhifo press upon
Hie acts of Congress or Juuunry .), Istii, ripaullngtho
statute or llvo tears' limitation lu which lo Die u pen
sion claim and ror providing for tlio puv mint orar
reursnr pensions. Anil the solillers unit sulfur re
gard tho entire fulllllmcnt of tliu Nation's plrilgo lo
her defenders us in no sense liss lionornbic nud mi' ud
than lu r ptistgis to puvlho piluclpnl nml Interest
duo her bondholders, bulb ufwblcli were mmle pusst
bio only b) the gnnt sacrillto or life, limb, ami
health liy tier pufrloilo nuns. l
Jle Itutlhrr itiolml. 'Hint tliptbnnksof lids club
nro due, und nru heieby Kraternlly tendered, to tho
Hon. J. J. Ingulfs, or Uansns, for his patriotic do
feusoof llitsinst niensureund ricogntllouof tlio sol
diers' und sailors' clnlms,
TIip iiitliioiioliiorlcHl Soclc-ly.
At Its fourth annual meeting, hold lust evening,
tho Anthropologlcnl Society clcclcd tho following
officers to servo during lho ensuing yenr' PiesI
dent, Mnjor J, W. Powell; vice-presidents, Dr. J.
C. Welling, Colonel 0. Mullory, Dr. R. llelcher,
and Professor Otis T. Mason; general secretary,
I.etcr F Ward; secretory of council, Colonel I". A.
Seely; treasurer, Proressnr J. II. (loin; curator, Dr.
Hoffman; trustees, Professor H. A Fav.G. IC Gil
bert, II. W. Hcushaw, Dr. Rock, nnd Dr. King
Tlio annual address of President Powell will bo
read before Ihe society on the second 'lucsdav In
February. Tho constitution was so nmt tilled In
regard (o tho classification of tho subject-matter of
iimurupoiog) as io esinuiisn ino louuwing onicr,
1, Somatology; 2, Sociology; J, Philology; I
hllosophy ; 5, Ps)chology, (1, Technology.
Tho election of malingers of tho Mutual Flro In
surance Company nt Odd-Fellows' Hall wasqullo
an exciting one, but lu tho main good humor pre
vailed. Tho result was ns follows John Van Ills
wick, (Mil; K. Kurt Johnson. 4,411. Georgo T.
Doarlncr, 4 did; Jcsso It llson, .1,0 ,M G F.merv,
8,1KB ; J. W. Barker, 3.CC0, Samuel II. W alkcr, J,'l
and JnuusS. Ldwards, 1!,II5; scatlcrlng, 37.
At a meeting of tho stockholders or tho American
F.lcclrophoiio Company lho following directors
were elected for tho ensuing) cur- Daniel 11 Conk
lln.A. H.F.vnns, John F. Gibbons. Garrlck Mill
lery, James A, Maloney, Charles Molt, and J. J,
Patterson. Garrlck Mailer) wnsuunnlmously re
elected president, John J Pnltcrson, vlco-prcsl-dont,
nnd A. II. Kvaiiii, secretary and treasurer.
A I'rpn l.eplurp.
The pntent-mcdlcluo man has struck a now ad
vertising dodge. He has written his warcsall snrer
tho face of tho country, filled the newspapers with
Interesting romances, poems, and jukes, so that
ncnplo read wholo columns nud find nt
last that they havo beeti reading on ad.
verllemont. All theso wero Ingenious, but
nt lust thoy havo Invaded tho lccturo platform,
last evening nn advertisement of ft freolecluro-at
MiifcunloTunnlo brought out a good-sized uudl
cine, nnd lho lecturer, afler nn Interesting preluca
about tho progress of lnidlcliii, launched Into n
panegvrlo upon tho virtues of ft well-known patent
midlcliie. Ho Invited cvcr)boily to call and seo
him at his rooms for further particulars.
Tlio lcllcr-carrlcrs of lho second class employed
In cities of lho first clnss hilt o submitted nn ad
dress to Congrcssln regard to thu unjust discrimi
nation between tlielr salaries and those of lho first
class carriers and those of tlielr own class em
plo)cd In "clllcsof tho second clnss Thonrgu
menls used should bo convincing, and It Is be
lieved that tho cllortfl of Mr II M. Hay, of St
Louis, who Is hero actively prcMliur lho claims of
the carriers, will prove successful.
The r'iiK'li Hull.
T he Socleto Frnucnlse do lllcnfalsanco giv 0 their
annual ball last availing nt Abncr's Hall, lho
evening was pnsscd very dollghtrully, nnd uu ex
cellent progrnmmo or dunces was i nrrled out. 'lho
pleasure oi ino evening was largely duo to tno clip
.s, iii'iniiiigeoi, j iesiosse
Manager J. II. Vennll)n.
Ilpnfll f is s;Vii.,it,, Hiiiiilnyeo.
Mr. John Gordon, ouo or Ihu oldest employees In
tho postal service, died In this city Monday night.
Ho was appointed lu 1810, thoro being llfty-nluo
persuns lu lho serv Ice at that dale. There uro now
only Hi too employees In this Department who
wero on tho rolls at thu tlmo of Mr. Gordou's ap
pointment. TiipsiIiis'h Con II i iiiii I Inns,
Tho Senate lu i xeculit o session on 1 uesday con
firmed tho following nomination) Thomas J,
Scott, register land office, Montgomery, 'Alii ; A,
L. Cook, New York, Indian agent, Fort Hall',
Idaho; Peter Roniin, Montana, Indian agent, Flat
head Agency, pnslmnsters William F. Hogan,
lbilli, Mi-.; Agues Stewart, Ibampsonvlllc, Conn;
lames BuldrTdgc. Greensburg. Pa , M II, Nalll,
Hanover, l'n,;0, W, Lckinan. Danville, Pa . L. D.
Mvers, Columbus, Ohio, William S Single, Lafuv
idle, lliil . 'lliomas Moore, Metrupnlls City, 111 ;
Robert Houston, Brutlwood, 111 , John 11 Hay,
Belleville, III.W L VNlal, Storm I nko, Iowa. II,
(I. Alford, Stamford, Ky, O II. Loliind, Wuio,
Texas; Irod Axe. F.ureku.Cnl , S 11. Barttow.S.in
Rafael, Cal.j 11, W. Mclzger, Uklah.Cul.
Iiifm unit I'i'dikxiiU.
Tho Joint Criinnillli n nn I'nhlln Prltillnr. nml
jcsteiday to open thu proposals for suppijlug the
pupcic in uu nseu in mo uovurumciil iriiiungut
flco during tho present )car. 'lwcuty-threo bids
It llrfl Slllifltil Atwf ll.n.l m n.i IMil.llili. ......! 1..
iivis. vtiuivei, iiiin iiiiir nuiu ,uiiii,iy uiJWmil III
UiopriKoncoofiliobUlileri. or Uiclrreiirenilullvcs.
'Itio Joint tomiuiUtfo fuiii.t, howoUr, Unit Dio
iri.uil. irt.ili.rll.. nt ,irii,. ( ..... I......... ..11.. .. .1 .
..-.- ....vomj t.w.w lllluilMUIiy lllllliU,
and the) rejected all ol llie.ii). New nrorusjls will
bo luv Ittd, to bo opeued early In Tubruary.
Tho President sent tho following nominations to
lho Senato: Postmastors Goorgo Mlddleton, at
Woyncsborough, Pa,; William Gibson, Pclrolla,
Pa : Henry F. Walton, Btrottd.burg, Pa., John It,
Wallftcu, Yoikvlllu.H. t; Oscar H.I eland, Waco,
Texus, und Dexter lloilon, Ueiilouvlllv, Mica.
AH ASSASSIN'S OAnHULOUS OAHDLC.
Th Sams Old Story from the Prlsoiifr-SfOTllll
ltfpllra The Horrors of tlio Trial
Uulltau's lloiirjr Operations
The proceedings of Die trial yesterday were of a
very Interesting character. Mr. Bcovlllo enlivened
his argument by somo very caustic criticism of the
conduct of tho prosecution, and elicited equally
caustic rejoinders. Tho prisoner seemed to enjoy
theso Interchanges between counsel and helped
matters along as much as ho could. Tho atldlcnca
wns, ns iisunl, very large, and a large proportion
When Ilia contt opened jcslerdny morning
nellhcr of the counsel for tho prcccul Ion were
present, and, at tho suggestion of Judge Cox, Mr.
bcovlllo watted a few minutes beforo beginning
his argument. At ten minutes past leu tho District
Attorney nppenred, accompanied by Lnwrcnca
Barrett, the tragedian, and Mr Scovllle began to
speak. He was nt onco Interrupted by Gultcau,
who had been looking over toward tho July for
somo minutes In nn anxious or expectant manner.
"Hadn't I better deliver It now?' ho called out.
" Oh, )e.s," replied Mr. Scovlllo, "I had forgotten."
1 hen turning to Judgo Cox- "Ho desires, Your
Honor, (oprtfern request that ho be allowed to
address the Jury. I havo looked over tho paper
which ho desires to rend, nnd loo nothing In It of
nn objectionable diameter."
Judgo Cox nodded an nscnt nnd Oulleau said:
" I havo w rlltcn don n w hat I wish to say, and t
will read It. 'lis lu legard to in) speech. (Ha
then read with considerable emphasis) 1 Intend
no dlsnspcct to this honorable Court, I Intend
no controversy with this honorable Court. In
gonornl I mn satisfied with tho law us proposed by
Your Honor, but I havo suggested n still broader
view, which I ask Your Honor to follow, to wit:
That H the Jury bcllov e that I believed It was right
tn remove the President becnuso I had special
dlvluo authurll) so to do, aud was forced to do It
b) tho Deity, they will acquit on tho ground of
Hansltory inniiln fclcklcs, McFnrlaud aud Ills
cock wem acquitted on tbo ground ot transitory
mania. In my speech, published In ull the lead
ing American papers j ostcrihi) , nud w lilcli I pre
sumo Your Honor has rend, I gnvo my reasons foe
askings Your Honor so to charge. Mr. Reed mado
n brilliant and lawyer-like plea for lho defense,
and Mr. Scovllle Is making n strong argument ror
his theory, but
NMIlltn Mtl. ltEFIlNOHMfl. SCOYIU.Kr.hHtI.SENT MSI
In this defense. I am here as my own counsel, aud,
ns stated ul the opening or the case, no ooe can
represent mo lo thatjur). I know uy tilings
nnd my Inspiration In rcmovingthoPrrsldcnt,ai.d
I have set It forth 10 my satisfaction In inyspeocli,
published v csterday, and I ask Your Honor, In the
iiuiuu uf Justice, In tho name of tbo American,
peoplo, to ollow mo to nddriss tho Jury of ray
count!) men when my life may Lout duke. If a
man on that Jury hns n doubt ns to his duty In ac
quitting me, my speech will probiblysctllu him In
in) favor, nnd therefore lu tho Interest or Justice tl
Is of the greatest Importance that they hear mo In
my defense. Your Honor can decide tho matter li
) ou havo nny doubt ns to jour duty."
mil scuviLti: nriiAN
with n general complaint of alleged uufilruoss on
tho part of tho prosecution, particularly of the
prosecuting attorney. Hu had from the biglnnlna
prescribed whosliould v Ultlhc Jalland whushonld
not. Holmd Introduced persons Into tho prison
er's cell under u ralseguiso to worm out his secrets,
und when the prisoner snld all) thing which might
Inure to his bench! tlio prosecuting attorney had
been v cry careful not lo let It become know n Ho
complulucd of Mr. Ceirkhlll's unfairness In destroy
ing tho noteaof tho slcnograplur Balluy.so tbas
the defense could nut have the benefit or llicia.
'1 ha conduct ol lho prosecution lu tho court-room,
he alleged, wns not only uuTalr to lho ilefnso, but
was often discourteous, uml moru lil'.ttln,; u po
llco court than this cunse. Tlio custom or the
counsel upon the other side of nodding and bow
ing lo thujury he (Mr. Scovllle) considered highly
Improper on tho part or Government officers,
Tho prosecution had nl.so bcenunfulruud discour
teous toward thu witnesses ror lho defomo come
linn a, us lu thecaie of Dr. Spltzkn. puisiilug them
with ridicule uml ubiisoeveu alter they had re
turned lo their homes.
Commenting upon tho failure of tho prosecution
to put upon the stand lho dctcctlro llcHlfreth,
who had summoned by them, and iiioii whose
evidence tho defense relied to show tho condition
or tho prlsonor': mind nnd his utterances at tlia
tlmo or thu shooting, Mr. Siovlllo said he desln-d
tn hear no more or thu fairness nud Impartiality
or the prosecution until this nud similar urbltrary
acts should be explained. Hu called thu nttcntlou
or tho Jury
TO THR MFimL OK IHE rilOUKUTfOM
to permit tho dofenso to Introduce tho testimony
of Dr. McFarland, a gentleman who had experi
ence for thlrty-fivu vcurs lu dialing with the In
sane, nnd most or tlio tlmo In connection with
somo Insane as)lum,uiul who might havo mate
rially ulded lu determining tho trno condition of
tho prisoner's mind.
Colonel Reed suggested "They refused lo let
jou havo a photograph Identified."
Mr. Davldgo (Intorrnptlng) Is this ense. Your
Honor, to bo argued upon thu luwuftdtho evi
dence before tho Jury, or upon what counsel think:
ought lo bo before tlicutt
Mr. Scovllle I propose to nrguo this caso just u
I ni i arguing It. You may interrupt mu as much
as jou plcusuiri mistake the law or lho facts, but I
proposo to benho Judgo of the propriety of my re
marks. Mr. Davldgo I seo that )OU do, but I don'l
know as It Is of sufficient couscqucuco tu Inquire
Mr. Scovllle unwittingly ritiscd a smllo by de
claring as ouo count or his Indictment Unit Ilia
Government had acted unfairly lu pulling on the
stand so muny witnesses to prove the nctof klll
ing. " uoi mi ovrit and oviii hik iiotiunfis
of tho scene," said couusol, "nnd I declare that It
wus a shunio nud a disgrace, lho exhibitions made
hern by the prosecution fur tho purpose ol Influ
encing your feelings and emotions rather thau
)our judgment "
Colonel Corkhlll(nrcasllcnll)) Wo should havo
been more polite and s)iupulhlzlng toward lho
Mr. Scovlllo then criticized severely the course
of the prosecution In refusing So permit tlio pris
oner to address (he Jur) for ft brier hour or two,
simply because they found ho tnljlit disclose by
his lnunucr or speech his truo menial inndiiluii.
In alluding to tbo disillusion on Hie proposition
to allow thu prisoner losjienk Mr Scovlllo quiud
lho District Attorney ns having said If thu pris
oner should bo alhivvid to speak It ou.tlil tube
Irom thu dock.
Colonel OorkhHI I said nothing of lho kind I
protested pgulnst his return In il.ecouusel wb'e,
nnd I mid It would bo ft dlsgracu to havu him
speak Irom thu dock,
Uultcnu called out. "Well, I havu been u good
boy Intel), mi you'd boiler let me out."
Mr. Scovlllo then culled attention to the letter
written by Gultcau to tho District Attorney, und
from which u portion hud been clipped, as ha
claimed, by tho prosecution aud In uplilt ol uu
fiilmchk. Mr. Davldgo (mlllngl))-0b, Justnssunic that
ONK OK THE CCeNSIinvTOKS LU1 IT OCT
Colonel Corkhill I supposo what you are driv
ing at is that yuu want the Jury to think thnt I
cuiasupoiuoi miu rcucrr
Mr, Scovllle-1 believe Hint It was dono by you
or uy yuur iiiruiiiun iur wiu reuson uml ;
believed It for tho Intends of tho prosecution.
So ilo I." shouted Guftsuu
Colonel Corkhill You nud tho prisoner ngroo
Mr. Scovllle, having pretty rudely ubnied the
District Attorney, paused, apparently for a non
head for his dUcmmo or ills criticism, when
Colonel Corkhill sui.gcsicd, "ir jouwunt to talk;
nuuiiijuugu toner uon i iiisiuuvio mynnwiiin
thuthuuuusts Itself. Jurtra Porter will iul ft rmn
thu records und doubtless wilt make toino pleasau
comments In rcnlv."
Mr. Scovlllo then proceeded to give thu Jury libt
v lows upon Judgo Portor nud to Instiuot them us tu
how much weight they should attach to his niter
nnccs, und ns to tho best moans of counteracting
thu luiluence or his oratory "He had," he said,
"closely watched JuJgo Porter at tho beginning ci
this case and had learned that his (porter's) most
effective forto was lu exhibitions of hlmK'lf, If
hud h good mind In that; he had an nduilrabPi
command of language, and a most ImprejetT
milliner, but his eloquence was not of Use heart,
mid ho wanlod the Jury lu take Into couslderullon
the fact thut 1m hud como hero for n largu fee and
wus prostituting his flno nllalmuouts lu lho effort
to hang an Insane man "
Immediately alter recess and before Mr Scovllle
resumed his speech Gultcau, Willi an air of appa
rent sincerity, announced Hint ho was In luck, mn)
BldStn HIS NAME TO A CIH'Clt 10 K f.'5,0O)
on the National Bank of Now York, that he had
received another lor o.OOu nnd another for 750,
aud believed Ihcy wore all genuine. After watt
ing flfleeu minutes fur tho urrlval of counsel for
lho prosecution Mr Scovlllo wus told by the Court
lo proitcd, and icspoiuled with n review of the
prlsumr's life from about tho )oar ISo'J.
Mr. Scovlllo Insisted upon a jarallol belvrccn
Gultcau und his father, L, W. Gultcau 'Ihu lat
ter, ho cuuteuded, wns ono ol thoso perioru who,
though not insane, may well bo snlil to bo upou
the border lino of Insaully, and nothing but hU
business, which required regular duties to bo per
formed, and supplied occupation lor bis mind,
kipt him from crossing tho lino, Ho argued tf.o
sumo with (luilcati, and attributed to his failure lu
business and consequent luck of steady employ
ment tbo rapid development of Insanity in but
nn. soovu.tn coNmiTn
up to the hour of adjournment his re i low of the
life of the prisoner, explaining Ills acts In the
light of counsel's (Mr Scovlllo's) theory upon the
case. Gulteau occasionally commented, but ncrer
seriously dlsturlied the course of the argument.
Mr. Scovlllo spoko of the monumental arsuraura
of the prisoner In naming himself In connection
with Grant, Coukllng, nnd Arthur.
"I should lay a pretty flue quartette," laid lho
Later on Mr. Bcovlllo rcadffrora Oultcsu's sue h,"
when he again called outt "ou boner not reici
any more, bcovlllo, It will go dead sgulu.t yuur
The court then adjourned uullt to-diy,