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The House Committeo on Indian Af
fairs havo agreed upon the terms of a
i bill (o provide for tho punishment of
crimes upon tlio Indian reservations.
. It provides that tho laws of tho States
and Territories in which are located the
reservations, relating to tho crimes of
murder, .manslaughter, arson, rape,
burglary and robbery shall be
deemed and Uken to be law,
and In force within such reservation,
and United States District and Territo
rial Courts within and for tho respective
districts and Territories in vrhicli the
reservations may be? located shnJl havo
original jurisdiction over all such of-
, foDiL wMChmur bo committed within
l'T5(Jniiaens'. Li TCbiawt-iir..!!
that portion of the Indian Territory not
set apart and occupied by Chero
kee, Creek, Chatfaw, Chickasaw
and Scminolo 'tribes, the pro
visions of tho laws of tho State of
Kansas relating to tho crimes men
tioned shall bo deemed and taken to bo
law and in force therein, and the United
States District Court for tho Western
District of Kansas, at Fort Scott,' shall
have exclusive original jurisdiction over
all such offenses arising in said portion
of tho Indian Territory.
Sir Stafford Northcote, in tho liouso
of Commons, denied that the Govern
nient had been dilatory in its efforts to
prevent H faniino in Ireland. He de
tailed tho relief measures taken, and ex
pressed confidence that they would be
Parnoll and Dillon (one or both) will
speak in Dubuque ami Clinton, Iowa,
February 28; Dos Moines, March 1;
Peoria and Bloomington, 111., March 2;'
Springfield and Joilct, March 3 ; St.
Louis, March 4. Further Western ap
pointments will be made later.
Jack and Sowcrwick, who acconf
panicd Gen. Adams .from Washington
to Los Pinos, have gone to Grand Uiver
to endeavor to effect the surrender of
tho prisoners demanded. Orders have
been sent out by Chief Sapovancy for
nil the different bands to rendezvous
near tho Agency, and a grand pow-wow
is anticipated. Douglass has not been
to tho Agency since ho made his demand
for rations on the 17th ult. and was re
fused. Tho Theater Royal, Dublin, was com-
-rlEtcrf destroyed by fire on the-th,-ty4-
w hlch six lives were lost. The fire was
caused by tho ignition of tho curtains of
the sWo-box of tho Diiko and Duchess
of Marlborough, who were to have at
tended a pantomime performance in the
afternoon. The property loss is placed
at nearly $1,000,000.
Representative Fort of Illinois has in.
traduced a bill to place on the free list
all soda-ash and impuro carbonate of
soda imported to be used in the manu
facture of paper, or glass, or of cloths
r fabrics composed wholly or in part
of wool," and to 'reduce the import
duty on printing paper used for books,
pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers.
Tho Iowa House of Representatives,
by a vote of 57 to 31, has adopted a res-
lution for submitting a constitutional
amendment to the people making wom
en eligible to the legislature.
1 On Feb. 9 the last spike necessary to
complete the branch of the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fo Railroad to Santa
Fe was driven by Gov. Wallace of New
Mexico. , Gen. Hatch and staff, the
members of tho Legislature and other
notablo9 attended. There was much re
joicing at Santa Fc.
It is announced in tho New York
Time, " upon tho authority of a near
personal and political frieml of (ion
Grant," that tho latter "is not now,
nor has he ever been, a candidate for
tho Presidential nomination j but should
tho Republican National Convention
nominate him in the same manner as
any other candidate would be nomi
nated, he would deem it his duty to the
;ry!nd parly to accent." "
The deficiencies in the annual appro
priations for tho various departments
of the Government for which deficien
cy appropriation bills are asked, ag
gregate $5,779,o3G, and include the fol
lowing as principal items: For tho
Star Service of the Post-office Depart
ment, $2,000,000 ; for payment of claims
certified to by the Treasury Depart
ment, $804,561 ; deficiency in estimates
included in the regular annual letter
of the Secretary of tho Treasury, $1,
108,237.73; deficiency in public print
ing, $450,000 ; deficiency in the appro
priation for the expenses of the Unite
States Court;!, $395,0O; estimates from
the Secretary of the Treasury for
amounts refunded in customs casus
$200,000; deficiency in the Postal Scrv
ice, $307,218; Indian Service, $135,000
Railway Mail Service, $55,000.
The House Committee on Public
Lands have agreed to make favorable
reports to the House upon Mr. Ryan i
toil, authorizing the Secretary of the
Interior to certify school lands to the
State of Kansas; and upon Mr. Davis's
bill, to declare forfeited "to. the United
KtstA lamia crantod to the State of
Missouri in aid of. the construction and
xit.ngion of the Iron Mountain Kauroaa
i 1 : -J pj;0t Knob, by act of Congress
- ved July it
tions havo decided to frame a general
deficiency bill to cover several deficien
cies in various department! of the In
dian Service which appear most ur
gently to demand attention.
Tho Senate, by a strict party vote,
has rejected all nominations of Census
Supervisors for tho eight census districts
of Ohio. Senator Teudleton, Chair
man of tho Census Committee, who
reported the Ohio nominations adverse
ly, explained that tho adverse report
had no reference to the personal
character ol tho nominees, but
was based Holely upon the ground
that the President, in nominating eight
Kepublicans, aiid not a single Democrat,
has violated the spirit of the Census law
and 7Jlod tfi Lt.& iUjidDtUng.
of bota parties of Congress when tho
bill passed, that the Supervisors as well
as Enumerators should the appointed
irrespective of party affiliations.
The St. ls-h Merchants' Exchange
are raising'ftVdiul to purchase a Bbjp
load of food and other supplies for the
destitute in Ireland.
Representative IJuckncr of Missouri
has introduced a bill for tho reduction
of duty on paper, which is a little more
comprehensive than that of Mr. Fort,
inasmuch as it includes paper sized and
The German Reichstag was opened on
tho 12th. Count Von Stolbcrg Wcrni
gerodo read the Emperor's speech. It
states that the relations of the Govern
ment with all foreign powers are peace
ful and friendly, iwid that confidence is
felt in the maintenance of peace through
tho labors of thd "Rerlin Congress,
which has been upheld and the stipula
tions of tho treaty of llerlin executed in
nearly all their points. The principal
measures for legislation announced in
the speech are : A bill for establishing
biennial budgets ; ' a new military law,
and prolongation of tho law against So
cialists. The President, on the 12th, issued a
proclamation warning all persons
against an unauthorized and illegal in
vasion of the Indian Territory.
The House Committee of Ways and
Means have decided to report in favor
of a refunding bond at 3 1-2 per cent.
est, to run from 20 to 40 years.
They are to be used in funding fives
and sixes, the aggregate amount of
wttelrnW outstanding Is about $500,-
000,000. The committee devided also
to recommend that authority bo given
the Secretary of the Treasury to issue
$200,000,000 four per cent, treasury
notes, redeemable at pleasure, to assist
i the reduction of the annual interest
The Select Committee of the House
upon the Alcoholio Liquor Traffic have
instructed Representative Brewer to re
port a bill to the House providing for
the appointment of a Commission of 10
members to investigate the subject, to
servo without pay, and to be selected ir
respective of their views upon the liquor
traffic bill; also appropriating $10,000
for expenses of Commission.
A meeting of the National Democratic
Committee has been called for Monday,
February 23, at Washington, for the
purpose of fixing the time and place of
holding the next Democratic National
The House Inter-State Commerce
Committee, by a vote of 9 to C, adopted
Representative Henderson's bill, with
amendments, as a substitute for that of
Mr. Reagan. The bill provides for a
Board of Commissioners, with
powers similar to those pro
posed by the " Charles Francis Adams
plan,'' their jurisdiction extending over
the transportation of all property from
one State or Territory into or through
other States or Territories, whether
such property be carried by one railroad
or several railroads. All discrimina
tions and rebates in freight are forbidden
by the bill.
The Senate Sub-committee on Terri
tories have reported to the full Commit
tee a measure providing for the organi
zation of a territorial form of govern
ment in the Indian Territory.
A "John Sherman Club " has been
organized in New York City, for the
purpose of furthering Mr. Slurnian a
The Chicago Inkr-Occan, by author!
ty of the Hon. E. B. Washburne, an
nounces that ho is not a candidate for
the Presidency, but is " for Gen. Grant
first, last, and all the time."
Tho House Committee on Elections
in tho case of Curtin vs. Yocimi, Twen
ticth District of Pennsylvania, will re
port in favor of sending the matter back
to the people of tho district lor a new
A Tucson (Nev.) dispatch says that
Captain Ruckcr, of the Ninth Cavalry
commanding one of the columns pursu
ing the hostile Indians, had been routed
by the latter and forced to retreat, with
the loss of several nun and horses an
all his rations.
NEWS I BRIEF.
At Londonderry, S. II.. ou the Ttb, Mr.
farwb PiUiu'bam. ad XI, wife of E. .
PUIinpham. i reportable larmer. was hor
ribly murdered ly Frank Dillinghain, ajreU
2, nephew of the, hutb&nd. The Utter
t!ieu attempted to commit tuiclde, but it
was thought would survive
doubt to murderwas committed to conceal
another crime, eyally atrocious. The
young man says he i-TUt hit aunt accidental
ly, while cleaning his revolver, but does not
undertake to explain other circumstances.
At Las VepiH, N. Mex., on the 0th, Jim
West, John Dorscy and Tom Henry, Impli
cated In the shooting of Carson, City Mar
shal, two weeks previously, wero dragged
from their cells by a mob of 75 armed men,
who broke Into the Jailor's room and forced
him to give up the keys. The three men
wero dragged to tho Central I'laza, where
West was hauled up and strangled. Tho
impatient mob then began firing, and Inn
short time Dowy and Henry were riddled
with bullets. There was no resistance to
Itrevet Major-General Sykes, Colonel
Twentieth U. S. Infantry, for some years
past commanding the District of the Itio
Grande, died recently at Brownsville, Tex.
- Xh Cilykball-at ..1Uav. - N Y...
I burned on the morning of the 10th, together
mm a large numncr or records and other
valuable papers. Seven firemen Wf re crushed
by the falling dome, one of whom died with
in a short time, and two or three others
were thought to be fatally injured.
two men were killed and three others
probably fatally injured by an explosion in
the Canada Paper Company's Mill at Wind
sor, Quebec, on the 10th.
Talbott's Block, corner of Market and
Pennsylvania Streets, Indianapolis, was par-
lauy destroyed by tire on the morning of
tb loth. The Indiana Medical College and
the Knights of Pythias Hall were complete
ly bfltned out.
A later report from Dublin says one wom
an and seven men were killed and 1.1 work
men and firemen seriously Injured by the
burninc of the Theater Hoyal.
Capt. Ashley Brown, Cashier of tbfc Inter
nal ltercnue Olllce. at Dayton, O., is de
faulter to til amount of f 10,000 or over, and
has fled the country.
James W. Clayton, for 14 years Clerk in
the House of Representatives, and for two
years past occupying tho same position in
the United States Senate, died at Baltimore
on tho 81 h.
At Peoria, 111., on the 10th, Luther B.
MeKinney twice shot and almost instantly
killed his wife's step-fat her, Jacob Frye, a
Well known cattle dealer. Mrs. MeKinney
was prosecuting a suit for divorce, ou the
grounds of 111 treatment, and Mr. tryc had
warmly espoused her case, which brought
pon him the enmity of MeKinney. The
hooting took place in the street and was
without auy immediate provocation. After
MeKinney had twice fired, Frye drew his re
volver and got in two shots in return, but
without effect. The murderer was arrested.
Mardi (iras was publicly celebrated, with
more or less display, at New Orleans, Mo
bile, (ialveston. Little Rock, and many other
ities and towns of the South and We'st.
The California State Normal School build
ing at San Jose burned to the grqund on the
morning of the 10th. It cost fDOO.OOO and
was insured for $50,000.
Andrew Smith for 12 ym TrwUurer of
the tow ri of North Andover, Maas., ii in Jail,
have confessed to misappropriating funds-
The amount of the defalcation is not known.
Smith was also Postmaster of the town since
the second administration of President Lin
coln, and has filled various important trusts.
F. H. Mason, who has been nominated by
President Hayes as Consul at Basle, Switzer
land, has for 12 years past been managing
editor of the Cleveland Leader.
Burglar visited Westport, Conn., on the
night of the loth, gagged the village watch
man, carried him to the National Bank, the
doors of which they forced, and locked him
in a closet. They then blew open the door
of the vault, but the explosion was so vio
lent that the plate-glass front of the bank
was blown into the street. The villagers
were aroused and the burglars fled with
The President has nominated Geo. Baldry
for Register of the Land-office at New Or
leans; Win. M. Burwell, Receiver of Public
Moneys, New Orleans; Charles G.Belknap,
Indian Agent, Tule River Ageney,California;
Wm. Whiting, Illinois, Indian Agent at Pon
ca Agency, Indian Territory.
President Hayes has, with the approval of
the Cabinet, directed that Major Reno, re
cently court-martialed and sentenced to dis
missal, be permitted to resign his commis
ion in the Armv.
Gen. Grant and party sailed from Havana
for Vera Cruz on the 13th.
A company of the Tenth Cavalry recently
had a sharp brush near Fort Keogh, Mont.,
with a party of Sioux Indians, supposed to
belong to Sitting-Bull's band. One soldier
was killed and one wounded, and two In
dians were killed and three taken prisoners
Douglas Stewart's new elevator build'
ing, near Dearborn and State Streets, Chi
cago, was completely wrecked on the morn
iiii: of the 12th, by the heavy weight of
grain contained in it, aboufr12;5,OoO bushels
of wheat. The loss is estimated at from
$ 130,000 to $ 175,000.
S. S. Brummctt, editor of tho Enterprie,
was shot and fatally wounded by G. W
Carlton, editor of the Telegraph, at Hollis
trr, Cal., on the 12th.
Governor Cornell of New York has signed
the bill permitting women to ote for school
Nashville, Tenn., was visited by a ter
rific hurricane about midnight on the 12th.
The spires of the First Colored Baptist, St.
John's. Colored, and St. Paul's Colored
churches were blown down ; the inside wfek
wall of the new Custom-house wm demol
ished, and a number of buildings tin
It is said that an entire family of nine
women and children, whose house stood
upon tb bank of Mayfleld Creek, near May
Held, Ky., were drowned during a freshet
on the night of the 12th. The house was
The Empire Storage Warehouse, l!W-2fi4
South Market Street, Chicago, burned on the
night of the 14th, with all its valuable con
tents, consisting of liquors, dry-goods
fruits, etc., valued at 472,non, most of which
was covered by insurance.
Rev. Andrew Andrecu, for ten years paot
pact or of Swedish Lutheran Churches at Ber
lin and Swedana, Henry County, III., hung
himself at Krk Island on the 14th, while
At Syracuse, N. Y., on the night of the
13th, Amelia Mantz shot and killed ber
cousin and lover, Julius C. Mantz, a well
known musician, and then committed sui
cide. The parti" had maintained an illicit
relationship for some years, and the shoot
ing was In consequence of the man's refusal
to marry the woman wbom be had ruined.
Shall I hereafter darn your stock
ings?" is said to be the fashionable lan-
cusee lor a vonnc larlv tt use when
no 1 makong a leajvyear proposal.
i , C O J '
Fkb. Q. Senate Resolutions of tho Lou
isiana Lfttfaluturo, declaring Unit Kclloj-'p
was not elected Senator, and that Sjiofford
was nnd should have his scut, wero ordered
printed and referred. After the introduction
of a number of reports memorials, etc., tlip
bill to revive amt eontinnu the. Court
of Commissioners of Alabama Cluitn
was taken up, and Mr. Davis of llli
np' mado a spoech in favor of the
bill. Brief speeelies were also made by Messi-s.
y.diminds and Maine in opposition to the bill.
AfirtMe A larKo number of bills were in-
trodm-cd.aiitoiijrtlicui the following: Uyjic
hitcliin (1)., N. (!.) To remove the duty on
iron and steel Mr. lliee ;it., Mass.)- To es
tablish a Hoard of Commissioner of Inter.
State Commerce; by Mr. Iltitclitns (1).,
') I'rovidiiiK that tho term of
office of Chief Hupen is-rs of Klix-tior. shall be
two years; ulso, prohibiting the. Arrest of
election onieers on election duv; by Mr.
Keifer (It., O.) For a Commission' of l.iquiry
iihw itiiu iui urn prevention 01 con
tiiKlou discus unions domestic , aui
mals; by Mr. W.ud (It.. J''.)-Aii
nmnziTiif .fin pecrpiiinv rd . in vatr
by Mr. Kpeer (!., G.) To prevent general
legislation on appropriation bills; by Mr.
Phillips (1)., Mo.) Conferring on tho Court
of Claims Jurisdiction over claims
now prosecuted . beforo tho Quarter-master-General,
the CowunlssKiy -General
and Third Auditor; also, for
a public building at Jefferson City, Sir. Itvau
(It., Kans.) from the Committee on Public
IjuhI.s, moved to suspend t lio rules and pass
tho hill creating an additional land district
(the Southwestern) in Kansas. Agreed I J, and
the bill passed.
Kku. 10. Si mite Mr. Burnside, from
tho Committeo on Kductition and Labor, re
ported a bill U establish an educational fund
and apply a portion of the proceeds of public
lands to public education, and provide for a
more complete endowment . and support
of national -eollegcs for tho advance,
ment of sclentiOe and industrial
education. Plaved on the calendar.
Tho bill to authorize the Secretary of the
Treasury to ascertain the amount of laud lo
Ctttod on military warrants in certain Mutes
was taken up and discussed. The bill au
thorizing the Secretary of the Interior lode
posit Indian trust funds in the Treasury
of tho l ulled Mates, and to draw the
interest stipulated by treaty or prescribed by
law. in lieu of invi-tniciit. niLssed ... .
LrnuneMr. Conger (It., Mich.), Iroiu the Coin-
nuuee on vt ays una Means, reported buck
thd bill for the relief of colored emigrants
PasufHi. It provides that all charitable con-'
tr Ibu lluns imported for the relief of colored
liersons who have emigrated from their homes
lo other Slates shall tie admitted lice of du
ties, tho act to tuke effect immediately,
and remain in force until February I, issl.
The bill to remit the appraisement's on the
Hot Springs property iiassed, after a long dis
cussion, by & V"tc of htf to i-JI. Mr. Iteltr.
hoover (1)., Pa.) introduced a lijll, which was
referred, provtdliiir for general amnostv. It
provides that all political disabilities of all
pet-sous in the l uited Mates arising under tho
third section of the Fourteenth Amendment
of the Constitution shall be forever r overt
and discharged upon ttoeii persons tiling win,
the Mtorney-llciicrnt of the Culled Mates a
request in writing for-reliof from gitch dis
Fkb. 1L A'eaafc Mr. HilLu' Colorado,
from the Copunltlec ou Public Limits, report
cd favorably on the bill for tho reelamationof
arid and wastelands. Placed on the calendar.
Mr. Morrill, from the Committee on Public
Kuildings and Grounds, reported a bill for the
erection of public huildiiiL's at Denver. The
resolution offered by Mr. Kuton, December 4,
requesting the President to transmit copies
of all correspondence with foreign Govern
ments or their representatives in relation to
the inter-ocCRidc canal, passed Hmmt
M'IlrlM"fk- lo") Mibmittert. the report of
the Commune on flanking and I urreney up
on the affairs of the(Jnnau National Hunk of
f liteHptr- 1n tl" oj.ilo rtfMiie eooHnftn
the principal cause of failure whs that the Hi
rector utterly fulled in their duty. The
committee recommends that the National
Hank net be amended so as to hold all Direct
ors to a strict accountability and provide that
stockholders whose dutv it'is to elect Direct
ors shall innocase be relieved from personal
responsibility to creditors of their bunk until
they have paid, not only the amount of stock
held by them, hut also an additional sum
cqiikl to said stock. The report was ordered
printed and laid on the table. The House
then went into Committeo upon revision of
Fkb. 12. Senate Mr. Saunders Intro
duced a bill to uholir-h all duties on the im-
xirtation of salt. The bill for the ascertain
ment of the amount of land located on milita
ry warrants and for the liavmeut ot ! per
cut. of its value to tho various
States named was taked up ami
Mr. McDonald spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Garland introduced a bill to extend
for ten years the time for the completion
oi ine icxiisaun riic'iic miiirnuu. jir. Here
ford, from tho Committee tin Commerce, re
torted, with aiucndinant, the House bill
or tlio construction ol a marine hospital
at Memphis. Placed on the calendar
MouMMr. Mepnens (D-, tin.), troin the Com
mittee on Coinage, Weights and Measures,
reported back the bill iu reference to the me
tric system oi coinage. Ordered printed and
referred. After the disposal of Home miscel
laneous business, the ltevi"ion of the Hules
was further considered In Committee of the
Fkii. 13. Senate Not in session
Ilovte Mr. Wells (I)., Mo.), from the Commit
tee on Appropriations, reported back the bill
making an additional appropriation of $l;Vi,
000 for the su)Krt ot certain Indian tribes for
the prccoM tinea! year, ami it pnsed. M'.Frve
(lt Me.), from the Committee on Inter-Ocean
ic Canal, reported a resolution calling on the
Secretary of the Navy for all information
and correspondence touching the Internat
ional CanaL now in possesion of bis
department and not heretofore pu'lihcd.
Adopted. Committee reports of a
private nature were then called.
Hie bill for the relief of Fitz John Porter be
ing the regular order. Mr. ISright (D., Tenn.)
raised a question of consideration against Hit
bill, nod the house refused yens 41, nays, not
counted to consider the hill. The llou'scthen
went into committee on private calendar.
Fk.ii. 14. Senate Not in session ...
-A brief session wits held (or dctoite
The Invasion of the Indian Territory.
A PBOCLAMATION BT TH PKK61PENT.
Whereat, It has become known to mo that
certain evil-disposed persons have, within tlio
territory and jurisdiction of the t'nlted Mates,
begun and set on foot preparations for an or
ganized nd forcible possession of and settle
ment anon lards of what is known as the In
dian Territory, west of the State of Aru.vnsrf.
which Territor? is dcslgimted. reeoimited and
dejeritwdby the treaties and lawsof the I'nlt
ed States, and by the Kxeeutlve authoriiif s,
as the Indian Country, ana nasucii is amy
mibject to occupation by Indian tribes, oni
eers of the Indian Department, military posts,
and such persons as may be privileged to re
idc and trade therein, undoi the laws of the
United Stales; and
Hkertat, Those law provide for tho re
moval of all persons residing and tradiiiy
therein without express permiaaion of the In
din Department and Agents, and alwiof nil
fiersons whom such Agents may deem to be
id proper persona to rcbido iu the Indian
U Hereas, In aid and support of such organ
ized movement it has been represented that
no further action wiU bo taken by the Gov
ernment to prevent persons from going into
said Territory and settling therein; but such
representations are wholly without authority.
Now, therefore, tor the purpose of properly
protecting the interest oi the Indian nations
and tribes, an well as the United Mutes.ln said
Indian Territory. n1 ' duly enforcing the
laws governing the same, f, Kntherlord Ii.
Ilnyes, President of the United States, do ad
monish and warn ail such persons so intend
ing or preparing to remove upon said lund
or into said Territory, without permission of
the proper Agent of the Indian Depurtment,
ins any attempt to remove or settle on
the lands of said Territory; and I do further
warn nv and all such nenmns who may so of
fend, that they will be speedUy and immediate
ly removed therefrom by the Agent, according
to the laws made, and that no efforts will
be spared to prev.n:t Invasion of saidTerrtto
it, rumors spread bv evil-disposed iiersonn to
the coatrarv notwithstanding; and, If neces
sarv, the aid and awistanc-e of the military
fort es of the United States will be invoked to
carry tuto proper execution the lawsof the
United States herein referred to.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my
band and caoied the aeal of the United States
to be fixed.
ixme at tne city oi wasumgion on mis it n
daT of February. In the year of our Lord INS),
and of the independence oi tne l mtea Miut.4
I the 104th.
ii. n. hate-!1,
Bv the President :
w'jt. a. vajI, Secretary of State.
The Colored K.nodus.
Washintw), Tcb. 7.
Jamos Buchanan of Indianapolis, a promt,
nent Groonbucker and member of tho Na
tional party of Indiana, wua examined. He
said tho demand for labor in the Mato of In
dianaisfur short of tho supply; that never
since 1873 hud a winter passed that the Su
pervisors of the Poor in tho vicinity of In
dianapolis wero not culled on to supply
food for ubio-bodicd men who would
bo glad to earu a living if they could
only get work. He was opposed to the ex
odus because he behoved the negroes were
not improving their condition bv coming to a
State already over-supplied with labor. He
was not moved to hold this view because of
any prejudice against the black race, as he
had been un Abolitionist until slavery was
abolished, and a Kiimihlicnn until 1872. In
conclusion, hp blamed the Kepiiblican leaders
pf the Mtuto for encouraging tlio movement.
Milton M. Holland, a member of tho Wash
ington Kmlgi-ant Aid Society, testrflcd: Its
object wu solely charitable, not to promote
luiuiiurauoii, uui 10 uiu immigrants ; no po
litical purpose was connected ith It; on
their own request about CO immigrant were
mut tUi. j ' $aJ(,Bi!uj the sotlut
bus no agonfs whatever.
Samuel A. Perry, a dark mulatto, testified:
Ho Is n resident of North Carolina. The no
groes do not feel that they ore well treated in
that State, and the cbdiis movement w is In
uugmnted to bcltortheircoiirtition. A colony
was formed, nnd perry and Williams were
sent out West as agents to look for a location,
their expenses being paid by tho colony.
They (topped at Greencastle, I'nd., und were
there told by colored men they could do
as well as further West. They accordingly
jot out a lot of circulars favoring emigration
to Indiituii, and wem back to North Carolina.
At cunip meeting they distributed these cir
culars. In reply to a 'ipicsiion by Mr. Voor
hces, witness said he " Pad never advised any
ouelo go to Indiana; ho wrote homo from In
diana to his friends that if he owned a lot in
Indiana and one in hell, ho should sell the
Indiana lot and reside in hell." In reply to
a question by Mr. Wiiidom, witness said that
"the colored people consider themselves un
fairly deprived of representation since tho
Democrats got control of Southern n If airs.
They arc disfranchised, to all intents and pur
poses, as completely as if the Fifteenth
Amendment had been repealed. It is in their
relations as citizens they complain of Injus
tice." Washington, Feb. n.
J. II. Iliissell, an undertaker from lndinnap
olis, testified that up lo January as, or xiibin
a period of two months.thei e bud been buried
at the expense of the county in which the city
of Indianapolis is located 'from to 30 men,
women and children, from among
colored emigrants who had arrived at In
dianapolis irom North Carolina. They were
all buried as paupers ul an average expense
to the county of f ... 15 each. From ri pons
brought to him by men In his cmnlov, and
from his own ooscrvalions, ho would sav I hero
was great destitution among immigrants in
James K. linker ot Indianapolis, Democrat,
nnd Clerk in the State Auditor's ofticc, and
Scott liuy. editor of tho Shclbvvlllo (Did.)
Democrat both testified regarding admissions
made by colored emigrants and bv llcpubli
cans of Indiana thut the exodus w'us wia kiy,'
up for political effect.
The Lie Outbreak.
nAsiirsoTo, Feb. I.
The House Committee on Indian Affairs this
n.orning examined X- W. livers, 1'ostmastcr
at Denver, Colo., relative to the I'te question.
He said that Hie causes of dissatisfaction and
irritation on the part of the I'te Indians dated
buck to tho treaty in which they claimed to
have been "sold by Ouray;" tlit tho
White- River Utes repudiated that treaty
and invariably warned settlers from the
region outside of their present reser
vation, which they held they never intended
to cede to the Untied States; thut the Indian
idea was thutthey had exclusive rights on the
reservation anil an equal right with the whites
of the reservation. As an indication that the
outbreak w as premeditated iie instanced the
fact thut the Utcs for somn time had been
courting friendly Tehillona wRh t6 Clivy.
ennesand Arrnphoc8, when it Is well known
that they are natural and deadly enemies.
Harpains in liuttrr.
' Here comes ltobby from Sleepy Hol
low wilh a load of butter. We're short,
ain't wo, Jonas?"
"Ye, all gimc but the bad lot, and
they are all crying for somothin": good."
Hobby, from his wap;on " Mr. Nip
per, I've got some butter for ye."
Nipper is busy nnd docs not hear.
"Hello there, Nipper; come and see
Nipper slowly closes his order book,
directs the delivery boy to hop around
with the cod-hsh, shifts a yellow ham,
near the door, from one peg to another,
cocks his stovepipe hat on the back of
his bald bead, thrusts a thumb in each
arm-hole of his vest, and shullles slowly
toward. the-street, as though about to
squint at the state of the weather.
" Why, llobby, what yegot therer"
" Butter, .Mr. Nipper."
" Butter, hey? Now if ye had eggs I
might buy. Butter's dull, Robby; the
town's full of butler."
"Is that so? Daisy hcaul as it had
"Gone un well, yes; gone up the
spout. Dick, take flicm turnips to llich
fingcr," turning away.
" Won't vc look at this lot, Mr. Nip
per?" "Robby, we're full. Jonas was jest
cayin' he" couldn't store another tub.
The town's glutted glutted, Hobby;
and heaps of ii spoiling in New York,
and no buyers."
" But this is an extra fine lot, from
the best feed of the posture with the
spring brook in it, where ye used to
catch trout, Mr. Nipper; and Daisy
made it with her own hands."
"Yes, yes; but it looks salvy-like
worked too much no texture, you see,
and full of buttermilk; won't keep,
Hobby, won't keep. Then it lacks the
gilt-edged tone and flavor. What do ye
ak; for it? " '
"Well, Daisy thought as how she
Ul lll UCI IllH Ull V. M'ft
" Too high ; can't buy ; good ruorn
in" " See hen;, Nipper, whal'll yc give? "
" Hobby, if I give yo ten cents for
that butter, Jonas win bens mad as a
boiled lobster Jonas will swear and
make things lively. But you're an old
friend, and lm goin' to do it, and take
"Hichlingcr, come this way; I can
idiow von an awful nice lot of butter;
there it is. That's what I call elegant;
made by Daisy Buttercup, ihe neatest
and prettiest girl in the country. I ueed
to spark her mother before she married.
She s dead now ; old friends, yc pee, and
can't help deaiin'. Look at the color
there's dandelions and buttercups ; look
at the tcxturo as free Iruni salve as
snowflakes, and if ye find a hair or bug
I'll make ye a present of it. Smell of it
I dare say ye can scent tho clover
blossoms. Taste of it ; notice the tone,
the mellowness, the aroma equal to
cream candy any time. What do ye
hink of it, Hiehhnger?
" What's the price Nipper?"
"Twenty-five cenfs, to au old cus
tomer." "Pretty high, isn't it?"'
" That depcnds on what ye're buyin'.
Grease is grease, and butter is butter.
If yo want grea1 I ean sell for less;
biii if ye want to lay in the bet grade,
tho gilt-edged, the gold-leaf, as it were,
June butter butter that'll keep, mind
ve ; ve miht eo further and
(tn; wiir.-f. Let c tell
that butter is on the rise; the
town is cleared out, and them New York
chaps are out lookin' up round lots.
That means a foreign demand, and
great f-carcity, sirgreat scarcity."
Sural Kiw Yorhr.
. . .
Mrs. O'Klahcrty ami ber son were re.
turning home aloiij,' the railroad track from
Falmouth, Ky., both, as supposed, some
what under the Influence of liquor. A train
coming a rou ml a h:irp curve struck the
mother, throwing bur beneath the whwl.
and severing her body nhovo tbeliijis.- She
was a thrifty IrMi woman and ovf,., rl a nice
At Atlanta, fla., on fhe ('.lb, Mrs. Dnzier.
aged over (, was burned to dealh by hei
clothing taking lire from an open grate. Hei
son-in-law, Mr. I'insun, a wch known drug
gist, was badly luimed while Irving to ex
tinfftilsli (he flames. - , . .
Ah Antl-l'rofanily Society has been
started In Savannah, (la., the members oi
which wear a while ribbon as a budge.'
In Duval County, Tex., ft is said main
spring-clips of w ool now on the sheep's back
are already sold in San Diego at from 'Jl to
25 cents. Last year sheep could bo pur
chased for a mere song, but now there art
hardly any for sale at any price.'
One orange Iree at liny SI. Louis, Miss.,
produced a crop of oranges which brought
the owner :M0.
The Florida Land and . Immigration
Company hag sold to Alfred Stamford White
of Liverpool l,2H)iu:res of its land in Ala
chua County, to be occupied by a colony ol
A bill before t ho Senate of Mississipp
provides for the severe punishment of rail
road employees or nfliciuls and legislators foi
giving or receiving fri-c passes.
Tho owners of the cotton factory at
nawkinsville, (la., will soon have font
Clement Attachments In operation.
W. P. Cassells, a promiiitriit planter ol
Ellenton, S. C, is preparing to erect a cot
ton factory on his farm. Besides his cotton
crop last year, he has just marketed ld,fK)0
bUshels of rice of his own production.
The Alabama Historical Society at Tus
caloosa desires to collect a complete ealiincl
of Confederate money'. Those who havo I In
different denominations of money, and have
no special use for it, would be glad, nc
dirtibt, to send it to the Historical Society,
where It will be carefully preserved.
A resolution has been introduced in tin
Mississippi Legislature protiiliiig for the
consideration of the itieslion of calling ti
The .Smith Carolina Historical SwielyJt
c "Hollering the question of erecting a inonii.
incut over the grave of Carolina's poet, Hen
--A moid tlaring outrage was at tempted in
Memphis on the morning of tin- loth. About
0 o'clock Miss Mollic (jtiiitlan, aged 17, a
most estimable young lady, was alone lit t
Peter's Cathedral, engaged in her devotions
lit Hie foot of the altar, when a young negn;
stiddi lily seized bold of her and attempted
tos1illahercr.es by putt ng hisjianilovy
her mouth. She struggled violently and
succeeded In making herself heard by thesex
ton, who ran lo her assistance, and the vil
lain made good his escape. The supposition
Is that the negro, seeing her enterthc church,
followed her in, and, finding them to be Its
truly occupants, conceived the devili-t
scheme in Which he was fortunately frus
trated. Marshall, Tex., has a steam road-wagon
in successful operation. It was built in Xev
Tork City, and Is Intendod for the prairie
roads of Central Texas.
ln the 7th the Motiticello Branch of the
Little Kock,lississlppi Biver Texas Kail
road was completed, and the first train
reached Monticcllo depot. The citizens were
greatly rejoiced and made n corresponding
dmonstration. The Helena and Iron Moun
tain, Kailroad has alno been completed to
Marianna, about " miles from Helena.
At Atlanta, Casj Comity, Tex., recently,
two boys Aged about 1.1 yens, mimed Jus. A
Pierce and W illie E. White, had a dispute.
Pierce was stabbed in tin- neck by White
wltha porket-knifc, causing instant death.
The murderous youth was arrc-ted, had a
preliminary examination, rcfued bail and
held for trial on vbargu of murder.
At Louisville, Ky., on the Itth, Mrs
Nellie Fitzgerald committed suicide by set -ling
her clothes ou tire. She was burutil to
a crisp before her sv it nation was discovered.
The unfortuiiHtii woniiin was doiilitle..s in
sane, caused by gtii'f for the death of lm
(laughter. She bad preinily threatened,
and once attempted, to tuke her own life.
At the annual meeting of the " African
Methodist Episcopal ion Conference," re
cently held at Amite City, La., a resolution
was adopted pledging the minister of the
Conference to discoiitenanee and discmrage
the emigration of colored people to Kansas
or elsewhere In the North; but on the other
hand "to encourage them t'i remain at home
anion;.' their friends, to purchase homes, ed
ucate themselves and their children, and
learn that honesty and Industry arc the true
and only roads to prosperity and happi
ness." , ..
It is slated on authority that the Louis
villa and Nashville Ibillroad Com
pany has made a contract with the
Georgia Central and South Carolina
and Tort Itoyal roads for five years
thus gaining control of cVery seaport from
New Orleans to Charleston, except Bj un
wkk. An extension of the Macoii and
Brunswick from Macon to Allnuta will bo
built, at. oncu, connecting bv Hie Western
and Atlantic with tho Cincinnati Southern
thus j.ievcnting an absolute monopoly ou
the part of the Louisville company.
At Onatieock. Accomack County," Va.,
recently, two young colored wutiicn, Loui
lsc and Margaret Downiir.', had a fata1
encounter growing out of joabuisy niigen
uerodbythe divided attentions of a young
colored man named Benjamin Young. One
of the dusky damsels was armed with
piuhfork, the other w ith a club, and s. ter
rilic was the combat that both were mortally
injured and died within fortv-eight hours.
Tho cotton factory of Lthmaii, Durr &
Co., nctr Pratt ville, Ala.', was burned on tho
10th. Loss $100,000; Insurance fT-VO".
At Henderson, Ky., on the night of the
11th, Pat Graham, who had been arrested on
complaint of bis wife for beating her, broke
out of Jail and found his wife on the wharf
boat. He shot her three times in present:
of the passengers of the steamer ldirwild,
killing her instantly, and then escaped in
Ceeam ILi!!!. Mince any nice, cold
fresh meat or ham, place in a spider,
and covfr with sweet cream or milk
add butter, pepper and salt to taste
let it come to a boil, and pour over nice
ly browned toast, if wished tor tea (
breakfast : if wished for dinner serve by
je itielf to be eateo with mashed potatoes
$1.00 'per Annum, -in Advance.
Ictnre of Itnngry Ireland.
One ofie loveliest regions of Ireland.
tho famous picturesque County of Kil
lnrney, is now the scent of almost inde
scribable wretchedness. " Every pros '
red pleases and only man is vih)." in
the treatment of Us fellow-nitfu. One
of the villages Ciiherstvoe'n is sajd to
be tlio property of Trinity (JoBJec, Hub
lin. Its thoroughfares aiid buiWffcM.
the streels lined with squalid hdvels
form u monotonous panoraina of misery.
correspondent, visiting it and accom
panying the clergyman, who has tho re-' '
sponsibility of distributing relief, affords
a vivid photograph of a scene which is
repeating itself with varying details but
sickening frequency all oveY tho island.
Tho rain was mercilessly falling upon a
crowd of women who had gathered
round the building long beforo tho ap
pojutcd hour in oi'dertoaimko .sure of
their .pittance ef Indian meal. Tho
showers saturated their garments and
their bare feet sank deeper in Ihe mud
ami water, while tho hunger which waa
devouring them, set its mark on their
pinched faces. They had walked miles',
that morning, some over bog and moun
tain, paying by this labor, more exhaust
ing probably than that expended in tho
cultivation of the soil, tho price of the'
tew pounds of meal which was doled out.
to them. Many of them htinir back, not'
wantinjr, fur shame's sake, to commit
their first net of beggary. A respecta
ble artisan, with neither money nor meal,
refused to nsk for it, and his mother ro-
iiiestcd tho Driest not to mention even
her taking it, lest her son should be
ashamed and angry. Hut hunger
breaks dowh the stronrest nride. and
probably all of the 6m received their
bounty before night-fall.
In other parts of Ireland hundreds
stay by t he mc.ignr peat tires in their
cabins, in order not to consume by en-erci-se
tho vitality which is slowly oozing
out of them. Others, without fuel, bring
turf and sec-weed ten or fifteen miles '
upon their bucks. Many of them aro :
without beds, many more with nothing
but rags to cover iheir nakedness from
Of terrible fires, of pestilence, of,
Hood, every body in this country has'
some conception. Few thorc are who
have not seen or known of the victims;
of such calamities, or been brought into
such contact with these catastrophes aa
Ui appreciate the terror or the horror of '
of them. Tho thousands that have been .
made homeless, the scores that have
perished in the flames of forest fires or
f those which have nearly blotted cities
nd towns out of existence; the panto-
stricken crowd that have tied from, or
tho fever-stricken crowds that remained
with, the vcllow-fever and tins cholera;
and I he destruction of life and property
from sudden rise in rivers or the burst
ing of the flood-gates in reservoirs, are
more or less familiar to largo numbers
of people residing iu-thi I'nitcd .Slates.
hese are all swift, sudden, anil start-
nc in the ruin and the deatli they work.
Hut of the horrors of famine, the slow
rtttre and process of liviiur death.
which blights populous communities as
the hoar frost blackens vegetation, a
pectaele once common in Europe, still '
not unknown in Ireland, Italy and Rus
sia, and almost habitual in some portions
of Asia of thix form of human misery
and death we in this land of peace and
plenty, where the harvest always fol- ;
)W8 the sowing, know absolutely noth-
ing. And our imagination, aided by
tho testimony of eye-witnesses, alone '
can appeal to our benevolence. Per-
aps, because they are not in the least
ardened by the sight of it, the Aincri-
an people arc always prompt and gen-
erous in their reply to such appeals.
Detroit tree y '..
Soteg of Deportment.
Keep your nails pared, and keep paired
ourself. Single-blessedness is an empty '
J oe out, not in. Especially if you aro
n employer, you would better tirn out
iiir feet than your hands.
Keep your face cleanly shaved, and .
stop there. Don't shave your custom-
Ion't talk with your mouth filled with ,
i.oi. Ana mere is no can lor your talk
ing miien under normal conditions.
Keep your clothing well brushed. If
ou have no brush, tell your wife how
on long for your mother's cookery, and
ou will have one instantcr.
See that your collar button is secure
before you leave home in tho morning.
hlse you will lind your choler rising
Winn talking, don t keep fumbling
your face, as though you were fingering
a musical instrument.
Don't smoke in tho presence of ladies.
This does not apply to th meerscham ,
and brier pipes your lady friends -havo
given you from time to time, bmoke
in these ladies' nre.scnt.H as often as vou
Don t walk the streets wnn your cane
or umbrella thrust under your arm at
right angles with your body. The poline
niau may take you for a cross ana take
Don't interrupt a person in his talk.
The natural limit of man's life is three
core years and ten, and ho can t go on
Never put your knife in your month.
Tho mouth is a very poor place to kep
a knife. Apt to made it rusty
Don't tuck your napkin under your
shirt collar. '1 he waiter may think you
would steal it. "
Never say " I won't," even if it be
your wont to feel that way.
Don't speak so low that you have to
be asked to repeat every thing that you
have said. Tho second time of saying
a thing will frequently impress you with
Don't speak so loud that every body's
ears are outraged. It may injure your
tia-.-hca. Boston TranKrijd.
" Voi'Nf! man,1 said an orator im
pressively, " do vou want to go to a
drunkards grave?" " Well," replied
the young man, with the careless grace
of a man who isn't accustomed to refus
ing, " I don't care if I do. Whereabout
is your grave?" Burlington Iluwbeye.
Tub expression of a boy's face attko
end of a straw that lacks two inches of
reaching the cider in a barrel is sup
posed to be thn model that the artistse
iected in the delin-ation of A'Jaui leav
i 4 j
, -J House Comttittea on. Anproprii-