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STREET, >°* r.^ w y.<n NKWB BUILDING)- =^==== =::=^SCRlPnON& vrsrs one year, V® 06j •** p,:ti * M; OD * <■ y**-J 6 °° : ■** month * onTyear. ** °° : ** month3 ’ , übscrtber* wUI plee obserTe *• M“ B ,j,i' r wrappers -00 rates of advertising. . a oquare-a line averages *W> nH LSS Advertisements, per squares, •e' rel ‘ ", n *i 00: two insertions *1 80. one ! rf ,■“,,*** 60; six insertions *5 00, “"tiWrtionslS *); eighteen insertions t*''“~T n tv six insertions sls 80. F-- 'J. ‘si n i Notices double above rates. LooI<*1 <* .I; ~,, large advertisements, fpecial rat f : . ment Marriages, Funerals, wid Speeiai Notices $1 per square “ ;> i' ?rusementa of Ordinaries, Sheriffs Le£* ; , A U , r officials inserted at the rate pre- Kent, Lost and found, 10 Nwts. n°" ru ,‘ jf o advertisement inserted <*“* thece headings for less than 30 cents, iff .V. t“v.e roa! j e by Post Office Order, geit.tiA 1 ;'" S tttrr or Kxpress, at our risk. HeS -f 'v* tbe insertion of any adver se d0 nc ;,n anv specified day or days, nor the number of insertions with in V e„,e required by the advertiser, is t&e. D ts will, however, have their *" Vr .'.'Tier of insertions when the time ft. P“ " j e up tut when accidentally left eae >' "; henU iu’ber of insertions cannot be money paid for the omitted in fi* 8 ' 1 ' w ,j be returned to the advertiser. Jjj'ieUere snould he Savannah. Ga. , . at the Pow* Oiilie In Ba* Bts , . firrona Plan vjatter. an * ’V_ Georgia Affairs. i>rr.hardt fails to draw in Atlanta it 1 i, . r lack of persi-tent advertising. . t ~„n o f Wednesday devoted two . "ins aDd a half to her. • jesterday that Mr. Frank J. ■ r aid proprietor of the Rome Bul- J . .v.aed to abandon the daily and the Si!mi y Bulletin, because he ~-ve that Rome could support three Wednesiay's tss-ue of that paper “* arill , that he has sold the pa ., x . r , Mcseiey. who will continue and weekly as heretofore. ' R,,:u a n f uud himse.f in a very em- J *. predicament the other night. It .he t.me appointed for his marriage, and hour came he was laid up with a mum The Courier does uot say . .. e affair was postponed or not. - v - Gaines Tribune reports that the . r which prevailed in that section . : ,vs or 111 re was interrupted by a rain 7, nl , bt w i,ich con iuued through Tues- T-- lay night and Wednesday. The . ■ ~i ,-t become passable, and farmers -1, ,v preparing f,.r auotber crop. The v . v t . t weath a r. however, has given a ! a u-iet. and farm work of all kinds Is „ , k . a jj inaugurated on the Rome and •;aL ga Ra lruad within the next sixty ■ j are >■> thick in llurke county that on Ais a uegro man of Waynesboro amuses .. f -.v ,at king them with flshing . c, q e baits the hook and throws i.u-r the iimb of th- tree on which • i Uriis nio--t do cougregate, and waits f r thrai to bite. He caught twenty five in on the 11th inst. Hon. A. 11. Stephens was bsty nine years cl 1. The Harlem Advertiser , hi he may live to he exactly one hundred Wh see it gravely slated that the "funeral ire t rs" of Georgia will hold a convention in itiantacn the 4th day of u-xt May. All un dertakers are solemnly invited to meet with Or J B Hendrick, one of the oldest and best /./no' of Covin, ton. and for more than fo. ty r.e tears ,i practising physician of that place, Mrs George J Johnston, widow of the At lanta bill p -ter who killed hinis -lf with opium a few nights since, announces her in tention of removing from Mmtgono ry, Ala bama, to A’lanta. to carry on the business es tablished ly her late husband. The recent lug': waters washed away about thirty feet of the dam of the City Mills o* Columbus. This accident will cause the mills to cease operations for three or four moDths, uul will involve the proprietors in serious ! iss. bes les throwing several persons out of Tbe Athens i-- niter is to be enlarged and im- A ,• r g'ig to the Marietta Journal the far mers of that section will have to buy largely of e m and bacon to run their farms for the cornirg-eas .n. It tbit ks this is certainly a 1 .rhundred and fifty dol'urs reward has be-n , ffered for the arrest of Doc Wilson, the :i-gr murderer of Mr. Janies Tinley In Macon. Of this the Mayor of Macon offers one hun dred dollars. Mr. J. J. Tinleey two hundred and titty d-liars. snJ Governor Colquitt one hun- On W edhi-s,lay last Rev. Augustus Watson, i red. pastor of Mount Zion Church. Atlanta. ** s arrested on a warrant charging him with Beecherisra. Hit c. ngregation have always regaried h m as above guile, and are greatly shocked at the developments. Tkn Cnvingt-'-n Star says that "Mr. John Swann, of Henry county, wag instantly killed 1 r . the vd inst by falling out of a tree. He was enc.-igt in tr aiming up old field pines by c::mh.r.g up and cutting off the limbs. After climbing up one about seventy five or eighty itt ng off the limbs, and was coming i. vn. te i-rst his h- Id in some way, and fell to - groutd, a -:ar,ce of about sixty feet, btr.i.iue his neck, l ack, arm and knee. He left a wife and two children ” A Any .V trs o f Advertuer: "We hear it • that a ti.order was committed In Lee o.uaty on the liirti. under the following clr ii.-bai;.-. v a Mr Ledbetter went out fishing :t:. aaoihcr white man and a negro at a mill- I r-iSi ,;t fifteen miles from Leesburg. All n time except Foul play rln ' l searc * l was instituted with "‘af- Nothing could be heard of the mis iri man 1 ina ly the pond was drained, when , ••sf'-ut.d with his throat cut. Me learned no. anker particulars.” JP *“ e Amerieus Sumter Republican: years agi.a y-mog couple of Sumter , > * ' re engaged to lie married. Tha day .r !T 1 r' 1 ?'" the guests invited and . ‘.T" t° r :he fence on baud to tie the knot, t-i- •!” ‘ v,, '"‘ : ietime< has 'ketches and kinks’ ' ‘ Jbc siuoothtie-s of its course Ic "J. ih*" 1 a-e. The bride elect smelt of her lover, a-d broke ' n ”en and there To propitiate the ;*■” friends, two other lovers arose and --uarne.t The young man rejected left t. ... ! ' !r -, ar "‘ Die btate. A short while back • .rue-., r un i his loved oue true to her old - awaitirg his return in a sober and manly rvi'r C , I p ll, ‘^ > 'd his proposals, and the two • te.t the Barlow House in this city ■ me tenth of this month.” r, -ITJ. 'Ve hail the pleasure of a M e.'w’ ‘ y -ro-n Mr. J. W. Amberson, of AmulrT 5 * *auev, Blount county. Ala. Mr. A-" I,' I '"' ,rills us that hin father, Mr. J D. tn! 1. f , 1 ’'*-'ht to Home and sold the first t,ro V : r 80 *' 1 •“ Rome as a maiket tiuU n 1 Le was then living at Bpring > . f"d th- cotton was taken at gin t ,f r ' ‘ D k co Bcales then in the little rich ng cotton. The senior Mr. Am r , r ' * tl ‘ an active business man. being v ,irm of Amreerson Jt Son. at c-nt'e o * u ' '' a commentary thM*rH *' ro *tn f the cotton trade of Rome W:. *K° “opened the market’ h I •*’ i a c" to Koine's cotton receipts over ••d bs! tn . bonsand hales a year, with scales an d i umpre-ses al! over town.” keu*?,!,. ?' a [ ker 3 fexaenger: “The oj, .' r , a '‘ 't* subscriber un Wednes ‘re-i r" An ; ife of Tom Allen, a col tur' ,o wndistrict, went to one of f • , p r " r “Diom Tom had worked and athe h'. &r *° some nicaL When Tom '■" r *H h ,1" ! c 'ght and found what she had ttr-iVr Vr p angrv, and getting his gun. men wnr sh 9°t ner. A couple of colored ■ . 1,u 7 m and stayed all night, kept Unj~ Vu After they 1-ft in the h i-in V, i tooK the gun off from the started m’ t l er flricK u otr • bid It. ThU threw‘; b “, a ‘ r . ers afr *' sn - Tom, in his rage, ctittinp “ alrs ou t of the house and began t-iaa n-.r - :l , U P w >th *n axe His wife told .^a. r a ‘ ' ". l s * simple, and tried to take a *t ? doe* nit Irom “ im ‘ '" la t happened next hea; s-o f, °°* - but when she came to her Hbe bttl j were badly cut and bleeding, bat *nocked down Tom has left, ntot to leave his address.” tells r.f a romantic and \a... " ‘ loing which took place at Fort evenlag last, by which an of hi., . onaegroom found himself cut out that Dar.Hr ..it 01 forever. “It seems.” says and cha n ■, -. nat <,DK the most beautiful ’"ca.’H,. ‘‘‘ ! y r,| ing ladies of Amerieus was of grva- wLi7,? la ' , ? e d to a certain young man of Arr,-V lL ~,' li '’“ arul h'Kh *oc al standing, also ■beats'f.'.r ,I s ' “J 1 ” al * tne preliminary arrange *na tbe wilt hap PF event had been 8-tried ev C j^ i .“ , _t r was to have taken place this * lady, after having made coc,r.| w , r ‘ [' t*’ Nacon for the purpose of r ' jrT - V a ‘ °‘i er 4 r - Lial outfit, stopped over at '4y f<,, ,7 °“ h ' r return to Amerieus, osten frieiuj but o P i‘ rpose ot visiting a voung lady Atneri ■ , f ur l as out 'hat before leaving give her heiifr I consented and arranged to °f equal!, o-45 Bd “ :i ? J to another young man 'i-aiin .-a-lor4 r,f 001 ? Jtand ing and business ft Valiev ai P l T ov,ded he would meet her at ■hhiruie th „ . appointed time and con- A'neneus. liefore her return to Pioied by toiroorhCZ? th ?y° un F accom '*i ’-yonSur.u„ h,B,riend *’ arrived in Fort *vning uh2uL2?J nm * la t and on Sunday oclocx the happy on t t he I \thens ' V R Ban rp P r> rts an accl which nt* r J Bra “ ch Railroad last Mon- A* the train Bral ? d smash up. It says: bme-which from* on mUes an hm,r 810 e ° ion Point is a hair of tfna . ame wilhin about *2* and general ® alrdato wn, It got off the £*aiteiy - It is not Die tract. 'th2°,^ la,re tieen the spreading of teßde i adda _ 8 * “and they were dragged Jimmnb pmitti ||em J. H. ESTILL, PROPRIETOR. along without wheels, by the engine, a hundred yards or more. The engine and tender were badly damaged, and the other cars—including two freight, two passenger and an express and baggage car were literally smashed up Conduc tor Lombard and Mr. Asbury Hod son and his lit tle boy, were In the express car with Messenger Williams. By the jolting of the car they knew It was off the track. The conductor started to the door, calling to Mr. Hodson to keep his seat. Mr. H. grasped au iron bar across the window and thus saved himse'f from falling, and with his other hand he held his little son. Mr. Williams was thrown violently to the floor, and was severely bruised, especially on his right arm, though hg has kept at his business ever since. As the conductor reached thedoor and opened it, a sudden larch of the car threw him out headlong. Fortunately he fell in the mud and was not hurt. The other cars had substantially the same experience as the ex press car, but fortunately no person was hurt beyond a few bruises and scratches ” The Marietta Journal relates a perilous drive and the lucky escape from drowning ot the mail carrier, as follows: "On Wednesday of last week, Ed. McCulloch, the mail carrier be tween Marietta and Powder Springs, had a rather serious time in trying to cross Noses’ creek, which the heavy rains had swollen to fearful size. He drove his horse into the stream, while he and Cook Grist were in the buggy. The water was deep, muddy and swift, and soon the buggy and horse were submerg ed The occupants had to swim ashore for their lives. Ed. saw the mail bags floating off, and by courageous and bold swimming suc ceeded in recovering the same. He saw at once that unless something was done for tbe horse that he would be drowned, as the water was sweeping the buggy and struggling animal down stream. He gave a negro five dollars to swim in and cut the harness and extricate the horse, which was safely accomplished, and the horse brought out. The buggy was carried down the creek, but was afterwards recovered somewhat damaged It was a perilous drive for the mail carrier, and bis escape from drowning was indeed moot fortunate.” Atlanta Constiiution: “The damage on South river and its tributaries by the recent rains has been quite heavy and cannot be estimated yet. Bridges and dams have been swept away and many grist and saw mills will be stopped for a time. The heaviest loss on this river, both to proprietors and those dependent on factory employment for support. Is undoubtedly that sustained by the Oglethorpe Manufacturing Company, situated about sixteen miles south east of the city, at Panola, formerly known as Flat Rock. The south end of the building has fallen, carrying down about one-half or the first and second floors, and about two thirds of the roof and the spinning and twister frames. Fortunately, the cords and drawing frames on the first floor and the cotton gin and pi< ker have been saved in operating condi tion. Until the water falls the condi>ion of the submerged machinery cannot be ascertained, the loss estimated, or its manufacturing avail ability determined. Much of the frame work, sills, girders, etc., will be recovered and used in rebuilding, and, as tbe pillars can be quickly replaced, less than the ordinary delay in get ting ready to work will be required. It is ex pected that there will be no time lost in re suming work. The company has recently ordered new machinery, and it is probable that the necessary repairs can be made, and the building put in complete readiness for oper ating the new machinery in four weeks, so that whether any of the submerged machinery can be made available for manufacturing pur poses or not the company will probably be making their usual weekly shipments of yarn by or before the first of April.” 1 HE NEGRO IN THE SOUTH. Deluded and Bulldozed by the North* era Adventurer— Pinchback’a De fense ot Itta Itace. Pinchback's New Orleans Louisianian. We do not wish to be understood a9 endorsing all that Mr. McClure says in regard to tbe Federal service in the South. There are good men in Federal civil service in every Southern State. But we do say unscrupulous dema gogues, who have used the patronage to corruptly control no less unscrupulous colored politicians, have had a majority of Federal offices, and they have been a fruitful source of demoralization and evil. If Mr. McClure will add to this fact as a “companion picture’ the additional fact that nine-tenths of the Southern white leadership of the colored people in the past were largely of the same class and character, and were governed in all their colored constituents by the same purposes and motives, he may begin to measure the torrent of evil that surged around and finally engulfed the hopeless, inexperienced and of an half lettered colored leader; and may also possibly find his criticisms unnecessa rily harsh, even if it be conceded that they are just. For a colored man to place himself in opposition to the bands of plunderers who assumed to govern in the name of the colored people was not only to rele gate himself to private life, but actually to incur great danger of bodily harm from paid emissaries of the villains. "We speak by the card, for we have been there and know whereof we affirm; and we tell Mr. McClure he has no sort of conception of the difficulties that envi roned the colored leader of the South; and wilh all his culture, experience and lofty patriotism, had he been in the place of any one of them he would not have accomplished more. “Superior intelli gence ” got the game and left the poor negro the bag and the blame. Where is Transvaal J -Veto Orleans Democrat. Some hundred miles to the northeast of Cape Colony, the most southern set tlement in Africa, lie the provinces of Natal and Zululand, bounded on the east by the Indian ocean, and on the west by the Drackenberg mountains. Behind these ranges stretches a vast upland plain, 400 miles long and 400 miles broad, the Limpopo river, rising in its centre, flowing first north, and then east, and emptying into the Indian ocean. Its government was at first re publican. Its capital is Pretoria. In 1836, Dutch Boers from Cape Colo ny set out to find homes beyond the Drackenbergs, and removed from Brit ish restrictions. They asked and re ceived by the year 1843 recognition from England as the Republic of Natal. As this national compliment was supposed j to trrant the right to interfere in the af- ! fairs of the young colony, the more in- j dependent Boers again moved away, | forming the Orange Free State, ultimate ly recognized by England in 1854. The same results followed in this case, and the great upland plain was settled by the and saffected from Orange Free State. By the year 1852 the fear of the sur rounding native tribes had compelled the inhabitants of the Transvaal to seek pro tection for their homes in a treaty with England. The treaty stipulated that no sd tvery should be allowed at Transvaal, and at tbe same time promised the most perfect liberty to the republic in the management of her own affairs. After a time the diamond fields of West Griqualand turned Transvaal into a highway for the natives that flocked thither. 'ln order to place some check upon this intrusion of savage tribes a passport, witii a fee of one pound sterling, was required of each Kaffir tramp enter ing the country, with tbe added obliga tion of three months labor for the Trans vaal Government without pay. Tbe British authorities became alarm ed. Sir Harry Barkly, Governor of Cape Colony, construed the course pursued into an enslavement of the natives, and considered that in consequence the treaty was rendered void. A scheme was al ready on foot to convert all the free colonies into one South African confed eration. In 1876 war began between the Boers and Zulu tribes. Affairs at Transvaal grew more and more complicated. In 1877 the Kaffir war had come to an end, and the idea of annexation had become dearer to the British heart. A special commissioner with a staff of officers and a guard of Natal police, appeared at Pretoria, the capital, January 22, 1877. On April 12 the commissioner pro duced Victoria’s royal authority, dated Balmoral, October 9, and issued his proclamation that the territory hereto tore known as the Houth African Re public “shall be taken to be British ter ritory.” On the twelfth of April, 1879, the sec ond anniversary of the annexation of Transvaal, the Boers took a solemn oath to preserve their liberties, which Eng land had the third time trampled on, al Natal, Orange Free State and the South African Republic. But the great mother of colonies was unwilling to withdraw ht r protecting (?) arm and give the hardy Boers their land and liberty. Hence — war. _ The name and fame of Dr. Ball’s Cough Syrup are known throughout the land, and everywhere It Is relied upon as Vw specific for coughs and colds. feblS U THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. THE RIVER AND HARBOR BILL REACHES THE SENATE. The Senate Spend* a Dag and Night on tbe Funding Bill—The Vote Upou It to be Taken To-Day-Some Items of the Sundry Civil Bill- Committee Work and Capital Notes. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. Washington, February 17.—The House remained In committee of the whole on the river and harbor bill until 2:15 a. m., when the reading of the bill was finally con cluded. Mr. Updegraff moved to strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert an ap propriation of seven million dollars, to be expended, under the direction of the Secre tary of War, In the improvement of rivers and harbors. The committee rose and reported the bill to the House. The previous question was seconded, the main question ordered, and theD, at 2:30, the House adjourned, thus terminating the legislative session of Tues day. In the House to-day, Mr. Field, of Massa chusetts, from tbe Committee on Elections, submitted a report on the contested election case from the Second district of North Carolina, declaring the sitting member en titled to his seat. Laid over for future action. Mr. Martin, of Delaware, from the Com mittee on Accounts, reported a resolution authorizing the payment of $3,300 to Mr. Frank Hurd, of Ohio, in fuU for all costs, expenses and fees to date as counsel in the case of Hallett Kilbourne vs. J. G. Thomp son, J. M. Glover and others. After a brief discussion the resolution was adopted. The regular order having been demanded, the Bpeaker announced the regular order to be the consideration of the amendments to the river and harbor bill, which were agreed to in gross. Mr. Robeson, of New Jersey, moved to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back with an amendment confining the expendi tures therein appropriated to rivers, har bors and streams within the maritime and admiralty jurisdiction of the United States. The mo ion was defeated—Bs to 152. The bill was then passed—yeas 162, nays 85. Under the call of committees the follow ing reports were made : By Mr. Phelps, from the Committee of Ways and Means—Relative to the bonds to be given by cigar manufacturers. Referred to the committee of the whole. Bv Mr. Johnston, of Virginia, from the Committee on Military Affairs—Granting the use of certain lands at Fortress Monroe for hotel purposes. Referred to the committee of the whole. By Mr. Gunter, of Arkansas, from the Committee on Private Land Claims —For the relief of Wm. McGarragan. Placed on the private calendar. The House then resumed consideration of the apportionment bill, and after remarks by Messrs. Finley of Ohio, Steele of North Carolina, Davis of North Carolina, Roth well and others, the bill was temporarily laid aside. The Speaker laid before the House a mes sage from the President, recommending the adoptfßn of measures to require the repre sentation of this country in the proposed International Monetary Conference. Re ferred. The House then adjourned. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. In the Benate, Mr. Maxey, by direction of the Committee on Post Offices, gave notice that tbe House post route bill would be re ported on Monday. Mr. Morgan presented a memorial of the Alabama Legislature for a grant of lands to aid in the construction of tbe Tennessee and Warrior River Railroad, which was read. On motion of Mr. Bayard, all the prior orders were postponed and the Senate re sumed consideration of the funding bill, the appropriation bills being deferred in expectation of a final vote on the funding bill to day. Mr. Platte advocated tbe bil, as amended by the Senate committee. Mr. Pugh said he thought the present time and conditions favorable for the estab lishment by the government of 3 per cent, as its normal rate. He was indifferent about the time of maturity if the option of redemption was secured to the government. Mr. Voorhees urged the necessity of an amendment providing that nothing in the act shall be construed to authorize the re tirement, or cancellation of any part of the outstanding currency. Mr. Logan favored a fixed rate of per cent., believing this to be as low as the bonds could be floated. Mr. Brown reviewed the resources of the country and its present prosperity, con cluding with the expression of his full con viction that three per cent. 5 29’s could without difficulty be disposed of at par. Mr. Call favored three per cent, with five years option, as safe and practicable. Mr. Saulsbury said that as between 3 and per cent, he would favor tbe lower rate. Mr. Cockrell said that, iu his opinion, 3 per cents could be easily floated at par, and would in a short time be at a premium, At 4:45, a vote being called for, Mr. Ferry moved to amend the amendment of the committee, fixing percent, as the rate for the long bond by inserting tbe words “not exceeding,” thus applying the sliding scale provided for Treasury notes to tbe long loan. Mr. Bayard intimated his willingness to accept the amendment. At this point an ineffectual effort was made to adjourn, Mr. Davis, of Illinois, in sisting it was a duty the Senate owed to the country to pass a funding bill of some kind before adjourning. Mr. McPherson said he was not disposed to vote on the question to-night, nor until it was thoroughly understood. Mr. Eaton—“Then we might as well ad journ.” [Laughter]. Mr. McPherson said he did not under stand some of the propositions of the com mittee, and he wanted them explained be fore he voted on them. After further remarks the amendment was rejected, yeas 12, nays4s. A vote was then taken on the amend ment of the committee, fixing tbe interest rate at 3}£ instead of 3 percent., as fixed by the House. The amendment was rejected, yeas 32, nays 35. The next amendment of the committee, making the bonds payable semi-annually, was agreed to without objection. The next amendment was to create a 5 20 instead of a 5 10 loan. Mr. McPherson moved to amend so as to make it a5 20 loan. Not agreed to; yeas, 14; nays, 43. The pending amendment then prevailed wl'hout objection. The amendment substituting the term “treasury notes” for “certificates” as ap plied to the short loan, inserting the words ‘ not exceeding” before the amount of three hundred millions of such notes, and provid ing for their issue in denominations of ten dollars, or some multiple of that sum, not exceeding one thousand dollars, was agreed to without a formal vote. The next amendment was to fix the In terest rate of tbe 1-10 loan at “not exceed ing 3>£.” instead of “3 per cent.,” the rate passed by tbe House The amendment was lost —yeas 21, nays 34. The remainder of the committee’s amend ment relating to the fifth section was then rejected. Tbe section was restored as agreed to by the House. The next amendments by the committee, being two new sections, relating to the pay ment of the loan in amounts to be deter mined by tbe Secretary of the Treasury, etc., making the bonds receivable for circulation and providing that old interest-bearing se curities of the United States shall be re ceivable as collateral for government depos its, were agreed to without debate. This disposed of the committee amendments. The next amendments, providing that Treasury notes shall be payable semi annually, and that those of a less denomi nation than SIOO shall be registered, were agreed to without debate. The amendment increasing the cost of preparing, advertising and disposing of the loan from one quarter to one-half of one per cent, was agreed to. The next amendment was in the fourth section, allowing the Secretary, from time to time, to assist in the process of refund, lng bv the purchase or by the paying off of maturing bonds from funds in the Treasury. The amendment provides that this shall be done temporarily, and that the resump tion fund of gold and silver coin shall not be permanently reduced. After debate, tbe amendment was adopted—yeas 26, nays 19. In an Interval of the debate the river and harbor appropriation bill was received from the House and read the first time, prelimi nary to Its reference to the Commerce Com- objected to the second read ing of tbe bill and it was temporarily tabled. The funding bill debate was then resum ed The next amendment to the bill was one to strike out the fifth section, which makes the new bonds the only bonds receivable as securi ty for national bank circulation or government deposit*, and compels the banks to exchange 5 and 6 per cents tot those now issued. SAVANNAH, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1881. The committee’s amendment adds as a substitute for this two sections (5 and 6), the first relating to the payment of the new bonds, and providing that interest thereon shall cease at the expiration of thirty days from the publication of such notice, while the other section provides for the deposit of none but United States Interest bearing se curities as collateral for government depos- Mr. McPherson hoped that some member of the committee would explain the pro posed amendment. Mr. Bayard explained that the bill as it came from the House provided that after the first of May, 3 per cent, bonds should be the only bonds receivable for national bank cir culation. The committee did not consider that a good feature. The compulsory plan did not, in his opinion, Add to the strength of the bonds, but rather suggested weak ness. The Senate finally voted to disagree in the amendment of the committee, striking oat the first half of the fifth section of the bill as it came from the House, the effect being to retain the substantial features of the bill. Yeas 19, nays 21. At 11:30 p. m. the Senate was still in ses sion on the funding bill. Mr. Kirkwood offered an amendment pro viding that “it shall be the duty of the Sec retary of the Treasury, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to author ize public subscriptions at not less than par to be received at all depositaries of the United States, and at all national banks, for bonds and for Treasury notes herein provided for, for thirty days before he shall contract for or award any portion of said bonds or Treasury notes to any syndicate of individuals or bankers or otherwise than under such public subscriptions, and if it shall happen that more than the entire amount of said bonds and Treasury notes, or of either of, them has been subscribed within said thirty days, he shall award the full amount subscribed to all persons who have made bona fide subscriptions for sums of SI,OOO or less, at rates most advan tageous to the United States, and the residue ratably among subscribers, in proportion to the amount by them respectively subscrib ed,at rates most advantageous to the United States.” The amendment was agreed to. Mr. Allison moved an amendment, which was agreed to without debate, fixing the time at which the new bonds shall be re ceivable as security for circulation, etc., as stated in the restored fifth section, as the Ist of July instead of May Ist. Mr. Eaton gave notice that he would move to amend the rate for the bonds after the bill was reported to the Senate. Mr. Bayard, at 11:20 p. m., called atten tion to the fact that the vote ju6t taken dis closed a bare quorum, and stated that he reserved, on behalf of the Finance Committee, separate votes In the Senate upon all amendments of the commit tee. He asked that the bill be now reported, with the understanding that it would be taken up immediately after rou tine business in the morning, and that a vote upon the amendments be taken at two o’clock to-morrow. The committee accord ingly rose and reported the bill to the Sen ate. It was ordered printed and the Senate adjourned. THE SUNDRY CIVIL BILL. The sundry civil appropriation bill, which was reported to the House this morning and recommitted, has been finally adopted by the committee. Among its items are the following; For public buildines at Austin, Texas, $33,000; New Orleans, $40,000; Nash ville, Tenn., $15,000; Memphis, Tenn.,sloo,- 000; and Montgomery, Ala., $40,000. For the Coast Burvey, $522,000; Geological Sur vey, $150,000; for completing the tenth cen sus, $500,000; for United Btates Courts, etc., $2,375,000; for public printing, $1,700,000; for lighting the Savannah river be tween its mouth and the city of Savannah, $60,000; for the Fish Commis sion, $224,000; for the purchase of the private papers of the late Confederate Generals Bragg aud Polk, $20,000; for the expenses of the Mississippi River Commis slot) and the continuation ol the surveys, $150,000; for the National Board of Health, $75,000; for aid to local quarantine sta tions and local State boards of health, SIOO,- 000. The total amount appropriated by the bill is $19,991,205. THE WATS AND MEANS COMMITTEE. The House Ways and Means Committee will give a hearing on Saturday to parties interested in the sugar question. The Sec retary of the Treasury has been invited to be present. The same committee made a favorable report to the House to day upon the bill to amend the section of the Revised Statutes relative to the bonds to be given by cigar manufacturers. The amendment provides that the bonds shall in no case exceed $20,000. INCREASING THE FORCE IN THE PENSION OFFICE. The Senate Appropriations Committee to day decided to report an amendment to the legislative appropriation bill making an appropriation for a large increase of the force in the Pension Office to facilitate the settlement of pension claims. FIGHTING CONSOLIDATION. Another Preliminary Injunction Restraining the Deal Granted In New York. New York, February 17.—William 8. Williams, a stockholder of the Western Union Telegraph Company, has sued that corporation to prevent the issue of $23,000,- 000 of the company’s scrip to purchase the stock of the American Union and Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Companies. Tbe plaintiff alleges that the amount of money to be paid for tbe “plant” of the companies to be purchased is excessive, as it could be reproduced for less thau the purchase money. He obtained a temporary injunction, and argument be gan to-day on a motion to make tbe injunc tion permanent. At its conclusion, Judge Sedgwick modified the injunction so as to allow the stockholders of the Western Union to hold a meeting called for to-day, but re served bis decision on the other points. CON TILTED OF FORGERY. moving Scene In a Richmond Court Room. Richmond, Va., February 17. —Needhall P. Freeman, of Dinwiddle county, was in dicted in the United States District Court here in two cases of [forgery in connec tion with postal money orders. He was at once put on trial, plead guilty, and the jury rendered a verdict accordingly. He will be sentenced to morrow. The prisoner’s wife was in court with their four little chil dren, two of them twin babies. The scene was very affecting. ABOUT TO BE LYNCHED. A Tennessee Mob Polled by a Con ductor Who Hold* Back a Train, Nashville, Tenn., February 17. —A great effort was made last night to lynch Lish and John Poe, in jail at Winchester, charged with the murder of young Baker last week. A crowd of men boarded the train atTulla horaa to go to Winchester, but the conduc tor held the train. Fears are entertained that the efforts will be repeated to-night. GARFIELD TALKS He Has Made and Will Make No Pledges. Cleveland, 0., February 17. —General Garfield made the statement this week that he made no pledge in reference to an ap pointment in his Cabinet to anybody in the whole country. He has thousands of ap plications for office, which he has filed for reference at the proper time. Receiving the Body of Fernando Wood. Pittsburg, Pa., February 17.—Sergeantr at-arms, C. T. Rainev, with Messrs. John R. Tucker, R. Q. Mills, Wm. Lonns bury, W. H. Calkins and W. T. Shallen berger, the committee appointed by Con gress to meet the remains of Hon. Fernando Wood at this point, arrived here at 10 o’clock this morning. The body will reach here on the 7:30 train this evening, when the committee will take it in charge and proceed on the 8 o’clock train to Washington city. Later. —The remains of the late Hon. Fernando Wood left here for Washington this evening under charge of the Congres sional committee. “For several years 1 have had Torpid Liver. A year ago I tried, as an experi ment, Tutt’s Pills, and was surprised to find that they accomplished all the results of Calomel without any of its bad effect*. I was always an unbeliever in Patent Medi cines, but am convinced that there ia come good la Nazareth. E- H. Gray, “Augusta, Ga.” THE NEWS FROM EUROPE. PROGRESS OF THE COERCION BILL. The Latest Phaae of the Boer Trou ble—The Officers of the Reichstag —Hugo to Write a Manifesto te Europe on the Wrongs of Ireland. London, February 17.—The Standard aays it is understood that it is proposed that part of the Transvaal to which the Boers have a fair claim be declared Independent, and that the remaining and larger part continue to be governed by a British ad ministration, and that a British Resident be appointed at the capital of the Boers. The President of the Orange Free Btat telegraphs that he has taken stringent pre cautions to preserve the neutrality of the State. The War Office received a telegram from General Colley to-day stating that the col umn of General Sir Evelyn Wood has ar rived at Newcastle. Some Boers were seen on the road, but they offered no opposition. The bulk of the Boer forces have apparently returned to Laingsuek. The teli graph has been restored between Durban and Newcastle. A dispatch to Reuter’s Telegram Compa ny from Durban says that Generals Colley and Wood met at noon to day at Fort Amiel and held a council of war. There are still upwards of five amend ments to the bill for tbe protection of per sons and property in Ireland, awaiting dis cussion in committee in the House of Com mons. The consideration of the second sub-section of the first clause of the bill is not yet ended. The Speaker of the House of Commons this evening announced fresh and most stringent rules respecting urgent business. In the House of Commons this afternoon Mr. Henry Fawcett, Postmaster General, simply replied “no” to the question of Mr. Henri Labouchere, advanced Liberal, whether warrants authorizing transit would be presented to the House. The answer was greeted with prolonged cheers. Sir Wm. Vernon Harcourt, Home Secre tary, replying to a question by Mr. Joseph Cowen, Radical reformer, said: “It is not intended to limit tkApresent power for opening letters.” In the House of Commons this afternoon, Premier Gladstone gave notice that unless consideration of the protection bill in com mittee closes to-night he will move to-mor row that the chairman shall report the bill before midnight. This motion will be in accordance with the Speaker’s new rules, which provide that such motions be put without debate, and if carried by a majority of three to one the chairman of the committee will leave the chair at midnight, thus compulsorily closing the committee stage of the bill. In the House of Commons this evening Mr. Cowen, Radical and Home Ruler, mem ber for Newcastle-on-Tyne, amidst cheers from the Irish members, announced that as soon as the rules of the House permitted, he would move that whenever urgency is declared, the bill should pass without dis cussion. Mr. A. M. Sullivan, Home Rule member for Meath, gave notice that if Mr. Cowan’s motion is negatived, he would move that when urgency is declared the Premier should move that no Irishman bfl heard on any question. A telegram from the House of Commons at 7 p. m. says there is a great stir ab >ut the new coup d'etat, as it is called in the lob by, and that great dissatisfaction exists among the members. The new rules announced to-day by the Speaker of the House of Commons pro vide that after a resolution of urgency is carried by a majority of three to one, the movers of amendments and members in charge of the bill shall be heard, and if the hearing of the amendments be not con cluded by the appointed hour, the chairman of the committee shall leave the chair and report the bill to the House. Messrs. Parnell, O’Kelley, Brennan and Sex’on arrived in London to-night. Right Hob. Joseph Chamberlain, Presi dent of the Board of Trade, writing to the Birmingham Liberal Association, saye: “No Ministry ever entered office under more difficult circumstances or with a more troublesome legacy from lit predeces sors than the present one. The condition of Ireland is serious, and demands the dis tasteful task of limiting her constitutional liberties.” When the present iritation has vanished, and the land bill shall have been introduced, he thinks It will restore peace and confidence to Ireland. The Times, in its leading article this morning, says: “We are informed that in one district In the west of Ireland, notori ous as the scene of more than one scandal ous Land League meeting, between twenty and thirty village tyrants have quietly ab sconded since the second reading or the protection of persons and property bill.” Paris, February 17.—Mr. Parnell prom ises on his return to Ireland to send Victor Hugo a letter upon the political situation in that country, and Hugo said he would reply to such a letter by a manifesto to Europe iu favor of the claims of Ireland. M. Menier, chocolaie manufacturer, a member of the Chamber of Deputies for Seine et Marne, is dead. The press bill to-day finally passed the Chamber of Deputies by a vote of 428 to 6. The Chamber resolved, without division, to take into consideration tbe scrutin de lisle bill. Auroi-a contradicts the statement in the Memorial Diplomatique, of the 12th inst., that the Pope intended to address another letter to the Irish Bishops, enjoining them not to oppose the sectional measues taken by the government for Ireland. Berlin, February 17.—1n the Reichstag yesterday Count Von Arnim Bertzenburg was re elected President, Herr Von Franck enstein, of the Centre, Vice President, and Herr Ackermann, Conservative, Second V** President. Count Von Arnim Bertzenburg, who was yesterday re-elected President of the Reich stag, has declined to accept, as he had re solved to do, if the Clericals were repre sented among his colleagues. The Reichstag to-day elected Herr Von Gosster, Conservative, President, in place of Viscount Von Arnim Bertzenburg, who declined the chair. THE NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. Firmly Held at the Close, After Remarkable Buoyancy. New York, February 17. — The stock mar ket was strong and active throughout al most the entire day, some shares showing temarkable buoyancy. At the opening the general list showed an advance on yester day’s close. The buying in the leading shares was on a very large scale, and prices advanced sharply. The upward move ment continued until in the afternoon. The improvement in prices ranged from % to 5 per cent., the latter in Pacific Mall, New Jersey Central selling up 4%, Hanni bal and St. Joseph common 4)4, Wabash Pacific preferred 3, common 2>g, Canada Southern 4, and Denver and Rio Grande 2 per cent. At the close New York Cen tral reacted 3 per cent., but the rest of the market was very firmly held, and specula tion closed strong. Oregon Navigation rose from 5 Der cent, to 184, and closed at 182@ 184. The transactions aggregated 675,000 shares. THE LA PRAEDE MURDER. Horrible Details of tbe Butchery Given ob tbe Standby One of the Brutal Gang. Nashville, February 17.— Two negroes, implicated in the LaPraede murder, have turned State’s evidence against the remain ing five on trial at Springfield, to-day, and testified that there were ten in the party who went to murder LaPraede for the money which he was supposed to have in his pos session. Jack Bell was the leader of the gang- Anthony Duffy gave a most horrible ac count of the brutal treatment of LaPraede, whom they cut, slashed and hanged. His teeth were knocked out and his skuls broken. LaPraede begged for mercy but without avail. “On to Washington.” Nashville, February 17. —An invitation to be present at the inauguration of President elect Garfield was accepted by the Legisla ture to-dav,and nearly every member of that body will leave here on the night of March 2d for Washington. Gone Into Liquidation. Watertown, N. Y., February 17.—The National Bank of Adams, N. Y., has gone Into liquidation. Beware. Do not let your druggist palm off on you any new, cheap remedy for colds when you inquire for Dr. Bull’s Cough Byrup, or you will be disappointed. Price 25 cents a bottle. feblß-lt OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. Lord Roseoe Still Intent on Demol ishing Seuator Butler—The lee Freshet—The Color Line Again— What will be Done lor Rogers— Political Flirting—Bisby and Bun combe—The Greenbachers The House Employee The Georgia United States Marshal. Washington. February 14.— Certain people who say they know Mr. Conkling’s purposes, assert that it is the intention of that individual to make a reply on the floor of the Senate to the recent scalding given him by Senator But ler, of South Carolina. From what they re port, Mr. Conkling, it would seem, is sitting up nights putting together a speech intended to totally demolish the Senator from South Carolina. I hope this is true. I hope Mr. Conkling. with his sneer and swagger, will Just pitch right into Mr. Butler. If he does, it will be one of the liveliest days in the history of the Senate. Senator Butler has heard the reports of what is said to be in store for him. He does not seem to be much alarmed. If Mr. Conkling makes a reply, Mr. Butler says, based on general grounds and free from personality, all trill be serene If he "demolishes” the South Caro lina Senator, he will have left on his hands one of the liveliest corpses that he ever dreamed of. It is the intention, under such circum stances, of Senator Butler to, openly in the I Sends read Mr. Conkling a lecture on the ' Bho *H policy, especially as applied at s dWkiu place called Canonchet, and to run the whole of that scandal down the throat of the New York boss. There fore it is to be hoped that the latter will “de molish” Senator Butler. If Conkling, how ever, gets an intimation of the latter’s purpose he win allow the recent scalding that he has endured to pass by without any sort ot a reply. Tits ICE freshet. The Potomac river about Georgetown, just above the city of Washington is now almost free ot Ice. Opposite us and for a good dis tance down the strearn there is an ice gorge The ice broke in the river In the recent thaw and pounded down for twenty-four hours, carry ing all before it. The river rose higher than the oldest inhabitant can recall. The ice crushed schooners in the harbor like egg shells, and swept away wharves with angry relish. Houses within the reach of the grind ing flood were either carried away or badly punctured by the floes that hammered against them. Debris or every kind floated down from above. Even the big river steamers could not stand it. They were punched, torn loose from their moorings and badly damaged, though none were totally destroyed Four spans of the long bridge over which the travel goes South were swept away. The mails and South ern passengers are now taken over the bridge at Georgetown in coaches, and then down the other bank to the railroad. Boating was the common thing on Pennsylvania avenue. The big market of the city-Central Market-had water in it up to the counters of the stalls. The part of the city below the avenue and west of Four and a-half street, was inundated. People had to move out, many not leaving until the water got so high that they had to reach tne boats from the second story windows. Merchandise in the warehouses and places of business, and private property was de stroyed or injured to an extent that represents a large sum of money. It is calculated that the freshet has done damage in Washington and in Georgetown to the amount of between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000. It is very cold now ! and the immense gorge of ice is freezing to gether again. When it breaks there will be more damage but not so extensive. The river having run clear of the ice above there is not much danger of another ris” in the water, and there cannot be another down-rush of the ice. The water has receded and people are moving back into their houses and repairing damages. THB COLOR LINE AGAIN. Nothing in the way of a public enterprise can be undertaken in Washington but up springs the colored brother as an element of trouble. The Republican resident in Washing ton or elsewhere talks a great deal about the equality and rights of the negro, but when it comes to the test, is always found wanting. So ii is now in the matter of the inaugural ball. The Republican white folks are alarmed because the negroes are buying largely of tickets to the grand affair. They don’t want them there. The ball committee want to sell as many tickets as they can and dispose of them to anybody. The report that the colored brother is to be largely represen ed on the great occasion has reached a number of outside cities, and the sales of tickets there have fallen off greatly. The managers of the e ffair have got together and announce that although no distinction on account of color in selling tickets has been, or will be made, very few others than white folks have purchased them. This is wholly untrue, but will probably have the desired effect. Tiie fact is as stated above that many tickets have been bought by negroes, and that race will be fully represented. So-called public sentiment here and in other places among the Republicans is such that it would never be thought of to refugn ad mission to the negro; but when it is found that he and his Dinah are coming, then the folks who make that sentiment refuse to go. WHAT WILL BE DONE FOR ROGERS f The President has a private secretary and his name is Rogers. Mr. Rogers was quite an important man at the White House for the first eighteen months of Mr. Hayes’ term. He was a kind of a foil to Mr. Bayes from the many people who just wanted to “see the P.esident for a minute.” Rogers did very well for a while. But he is such an easy going, amiable gentleman that he took th- best way of getting rid of these people by telling them that he would see that they got what they wantod In a very short time. He fully intended that they should, but, except in very rare cases, nothing ever came of the promiso. Although Mr. Hayes practices the same sort of deception, he could not allow it in any one else. So, when folks got to complain ing about false promises, Rogers was removed from the capacity as a foil, or rather that branch of the business was taken out of his hands. Still he was pretty much of s n import ant official. He was let into all the Cabinet secrets, and knew exactly what Mr. Bayes thought on this or that subject. But he is of a too-confiding nature, and too obliging to keep things to himself. So every time he was — >mn h promptly oucd and gav© eFeryTiiD^ away He *- Jl ® the things which he should not have tc*“ and left ““told the things that should have * een spoken. His innocence and frank- QeS r unEuited him for the place of private sec re <ary. The President did not like to remove jam. So he took all of the business of the office out of his hands and trusted him no more. Mr. Rogers has ever since been a private secretary in name only. It is the rarest sight to see him in his office at the White House. He stays at home and draws his salary. He is so guileless and lamb-like that people wonder what will become of him after March 4th. It is the usual thing for the outgoing President to provide a nice office for his private secretary. Mr. Hayes, it is expected, will do something by Rogers. The question is, what will he be given? The answer among those who know the man seems i o be that about the only thing that can be given him is a chaplaincy in the army or navy. political flirting. n - The boys and girls indulge in what they are pleased to think is flirting. The young men— sometimes they are bald-headed—and tbe foung ladies very frequently take a sip of what have heard to be a most delightful pastime— that of flirting. From all I have heard on the subject, there must be lots of fun in it. There is another kind of flirting which has sprung into existence within the past few years. It may not be as delightful as I have been told the other brand of the article is, but it is now very popular. What I mean is political flirting. It probably first attracted attention when the Greenbackere made a show of strength. Then the Republicans began to flirt furi ously with the Greenbiekers; and, to tell the truth, the Democrats likewise in dulged in the pastime. Since then, “political flirting" has become rather common, as a term to describe how one side throws out overtures to the other. Thus when the electo ral resolutions were up in the Senate, Conkling took the most emphatic stand that the Vice President had no right whatever to count the vote or exercise any jurisdiction. Conkling also voted with the Democrats. There are, as you are aware, four or five anti-Conkiing nominations that have been sent to the Benate of late by Mr. Hayes, upon which it is to the great interest of the New York Senator to have no action taken. As the Democrats are in the majority in the Senate, Mr. Conk ling’s course on the electoral resolu tions was to please them. He was flirting with the Democrats. This is one recent instance of political flirting. Two Georgia members are furnishing other ex amples of the art. Representatives Felton and Speer are flirting with the Republicans. They are both heard pretty frequently on the floor of the House,and the general tenor of their remarks, though not so outspoken and bold as those of Conkling. must induce the belief that they want the good will of the Republicans and desire it to be understood that they are not Democrats. They are certainly not considered as such by those on the Democratic side. Evi dently Representatives Felton and Speer want to have an influence with the next House, which will be Republican, and with the Gar field administration. They are simply flirtiDg with the Republican party. bisby and buncombe. Horatio Bisby, or Horatio Bisbee, Jr., which ever it is,seems to be making about all that there is out of the evidence that he is taking in Flori da, to support his contest in tbe next House for Mr. Finley's seat. Bisby, Bisbee, or whatever the name is, has been of late haunting the Washington offices of the stalwart journals with an industry remarkable and a persever ance that should commend itself. He. him, it, or whatever the proper pronoun is, has been giving to the correspondents of those journals daily bulletins of how his witnesses in Florida have been intimidated, and of tbe shedding of much go-r-r-e. He receives or invents startling telegrams of lawlessness and bloodshed in Florida. With these he rushes around and induces the correspondents who will be taken in willingly or unwillingly—they are all so in nocent—-to telegraph to their papers, accom panied b? a descriptive interlineation written In by Bisby, or Bisbee, Jr.’s, own handwrite, many tales of Florida horrors. All this is of course to strengthen Bisby, or—deuce take the name—Bisbee, Jr., in his contest for Mr. Fin ley’s seat. I would save him—or it—thp trouble of all this. The next House will be Re publican. He can get Mr. Finley's seat very easily. There will be no trouble about that. The Republican House will be only too glad to turn out any Democrat from the South and put in a Republican. Bisby, or Bisbee—l will never write the name again it can possibly avoid it—should content himself with this assurance and not go around conjuring up wild stories of bloodshed in Florida, nor depict the wholesale slaughter of innocent negroes in that State, simply because he wants to make a little capital and gain some noto riety to support his contest. THE GREEXBACKERS. The Greenback members of the present House, although they have amounted to nothing, talk as loudly as they did three years back. At that time they talked so plausibly, and issued so many circulars, ad dresses and wbat not, that many people actually believed they amounted to "quite some” in the politics of the country. They evidently appreciate the fact that by chin they acquired a reputation for strength, and to chin they still hold on. It is therefore most refreshing to have one of their leaders announce that in the organization of the next House thev will put up independent candidates, and will act independently of both parties. We are also assured by the same or acle that the party is on the adolescence of the morn. Glad to hear it! We had really thought that the ’'party" was gone forever, but must certainly have been mistaken. It is certainly reassuring to know that the Greenback©™ will act independently. If they did their strength would not equal the combined power that is possessed by a row of pins. It never has, ex cept for bargains with the Republicans. The fact is that they will act with the Republicans in the hopes of scooping a few loaves and fishes. THE HOUSE EMPLOYES. Republican members of the next House are already preparing to swoop down upon the offices that hedge around the patronage of that branch of the Natioral Legislature. They are picking out places that they want to fill with their henchmen. Already the candidates begin to show up. Many of them are the old rounders who have been known in capital life for years. A large number of those who went out when the Bouse became Democratic are laying plans to again get at the flesh pots. It will be a disgraceful scramble with an hun dred applicants for each position. Every Democrat in the House employ will have to go. This makes the "boys” feel badly of course. The work is not onerous, and the pay is good. The chances are also that the ex- Umou soldiers who have been kept in place by the Democrats will have to give way for this or that friend of a Republican Represen tative. The Kepublican striker, when he gets after a place, never lets go until he gets some thing. THE GEORGIA UNITED STATES MARSHAL. Marshal Fitzsimons, who has been here for some time in regard to the charges and report by the special agent of the depai tment, made against him. has achieved a victory. Until now it has been in doubt as to exactly what would be the action in his case. At one time, by misrepresentations made to your corre spondent, it was telegraphed you that Fitz simons would be removed. Subsequent events, as duly chronicled from here, showed that such would not be the case The Department of Justice has been inclined to uphold its special agent, and the Treasury officers have also done whatever lay In their power against the Georgia Marshal The latter have, without warrant, handled his accounts and delayed action on them in a maimer that would indi cate that the fact that he was a Democrat was his great failing. Mr. Fitzsimons applied some time ago for an advance of $6,000 to de fray the current expenses of his office. The De partment of Justice and the Treasury Depart ment were inclined to sit down on his demand, and did keep him off for quite a while. He has, however, had his victory. The allowance has just been made bim, and such a result in view of the open hostility is a decided victory. This emphasizes the prediction heretofore made that Fitzsimons will cot be removed. It is understood, however, to be his intention shortly after March 4th to resign his position. He is probably convinced of the many disad vantages that hedge a Democrat who holds a prominent office under a Republican adminis tration. Potomao. Weather Indications. Office Chief Signal Observer, Wash ington, February 17.—Indications for Friday: In the South Atlantic States, warmer, clear or partly cloudy weather, variable winds, mostly northeasterly, stationary fol lowed by falling barometer. In the Middle Atlantic States, warmer, fair weather, followed by increasing cloudi ness, northwesterly winds, generally shift ing to southeasterly, stationary followed by falling barometer. In the East Gulf States, warmer, clear weather, followed by increasing cloudiness, possibly by ratD, winds mostly southeast erJy, falling barometer. In the West Gulf States, cloudy and rainy weather, warmer southeasterly winds, falling barometer, followed in Texas by rising barometer, and colder northerly winds. Ib Tennessee and the Ohio valley, in creasing cloudiness, with rain, variable winds, mostly southeasterly, higher temper ture and falling barometer. A Place for Howells. New York, February 17.—The Evening Dost confirms the report of the retirement of Mr. Howells from the Atlantic Monthly, and says: “Mr. Howells retires in order to de vote himself more closely to creative work, for which opportunity is to be given, as we learn, by his appointment as U. 8. Minister to the Swiss Confederatioa. No Choice on the Thirtieth Ballot. Harrisburg. Pa., February 17.— The thirtieth ballot for United States Senator resulted: Beaver, 78; Wallace, 77; Bayne. 59; H. M. Phillips, 5- Henry, 4; Schofield! 2; Harmer, 2, Gen. W. S. Hancock, 1; Bhi ras, MeGrrth, Davis, Thos. W. Phillips, Porkensor, and Hewitt 1 each. The con vention adjourned until to morrow. Piohlbltion In North Carolina. Raleigh, N. C., February 17.—The frieids of prohibition have been making great efforts to secure the passage of a pro hibition measure by the Legislature of this State. Petitions were presented to-day signed by 66,000 persons, making, former petitions, an aggregate of. *‘ l® 4B * 200,000 petitioners. LogislatU'- Worable to the movement is anticire— The Ta-^ oniau Trouble. London, February 17.—General Skobeloff ‘7"'-~phB from Geo k-Tepe, under date of the 19th inst., as follows: “The paclfica “on country is progressing very fa vorably. Efcrteen thousand families have now returned. Amnesty has been pro claimed. and the Chiefs have promised fidelity.” Ohio Revelations. A Cleveland special says: “Gen. Gar field knows that Conkling has kept his hold in NewYo\k during four years of the Hayes administration only by holding out to his adherents the hope of four fat years under GarfleM after the four lean ones under Hayes. If this hope should vanish into air it migat happen that the Conkling people of tht past might gather around anew dispense of patronage. Garfield does not mean to make the mis take of thinking that it was Grant and not Garfield who was nominated at Chi cago. Mr. Blaine will be the Secretary of State, while Mr. Shetman may be Secretary of the Treasury; atj Governor Foster may be Postmaster General, though both of the last naffips are un certain. Neither Emory Storts. Chaun* cey Filley, Dorsey, Edwards. nor lloutt, of Colorado, will be in tbe Cabinet. Grant and Conkling have deter mined to be unfriendly. Garfield says this may be because they foresee tn 4 t he will be a candidate again in 1884, *nd they want to prevent it When the Cabinet names are sent to the Senate to be confirmed, you will discover they are such that neither General Grant nor Conkling can justly be offended at Gat field’s selection, and, if they do take offense, they are likely to set themselves against the opinion of the party, and it will be worse for them. As to 1884, Garfield’s friends believe it will take care of itself, and they are not scared at the threats of Grant running as an Inde pendent or Democratic candidate. If the Republic Convention in 1884 should nominate Grant or Conkling, he would have the cordial and loyal support of Garfield; but it is too early to talk in telligently about such changes, and Gen eral Grant would do wisely to tell some of his over zealous hangers-on not to shoot off their mouths so freely. That is the sentiment of the Garfield people in these parts.” A Perilous Sleigh Ride— On the Ice in a Fog. —Charles Applegate and Courtis Thompson, of Red ißank, New Jersey, with several ladies, while pro ceeding across the Shrewsbury river in a sleigh Sunday night, got lost in the dense fog and were unable to make the oppo site shore. An attempt to return was fruitless, the fog being so thick that the village lights could not be discerned. After wandering about the river for sev eral hours the horse3 stopped and refused to move. One of the party then went ahead and discovered that just in front of them was a large space of open water. The instinct of the horses saved the lives of the five occupants of the sleigh. The fog lifting soon after, a landing was made at Oceanic. One of the ladies fainted and was carried ashore uncon scious. Shaving becomes a luxury when Indulged in dally with Cutlcura Shaving Soap. ESTABLISHED 1850. A SOLD SCOTCHMAN. A Glasgow Han’a Kxperlence In St. Louis and Among St. Louisans. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A Glasgow (Scotland) paper recently published a communication from a Glas ?;ow gentleman who had just returned rom a tour of America, and whose im pressions of the "land of the free,” while fresh and interesting, were startling, to say the least. He had been particularly struck with St. Louis, where he had so journed for some time, and a consider able portion of his letter was devoted to a description of this city, its inhabitants, etc. His impression of the city itself was favorable, he reporting it as one of the great manufacturing centres and leading grain markets of the country; paying special compliments to the hand some business houses and residences, as also to the beauty and intelligence of city ladies; but disposed to complain of the condition of our streets and our "nasty black smoke.” The gen tlemen whom he met while here were what excited him, however. They were nice, pleasant gen tlemen, so he said, and treated him hos pitably and well, but their free and easy manners, their profanity and their brag gadoccio filled him with horror. Every man he met, whether at the hotels, on ’Change or in private residences, carried revolvers and generally displayed them on each and every occasion, while he "heard more profanity to the square inch” in the short time he was here than he ever listened to before in his life. He also stated that for a land of liberty and equality the servants and other paid em ployes took more upon themselves than their employers dared do. The Glasgow paper containing this extraordinary com munication was sent to a gentleman of this city and excited considerable com ment and some indignation among those who read it; but when all the facts in the case were learned, and it was discovered that it was only another case of a guiled foreigner, the statements of this Glasgow gentleman were received with laughter. It seems that shortly after the writer of this letter arrived here he be came acquainted with Colonel 8., a well known miller, himself a Scotch man, noted not alone for his flour, but also his flowers, as well as “for his love of a good story or joke. Colonel B. tum bled at once to a fresh victim, and de termined to put him through in good style. It was not difficult for him to ob tain confederates to carry out his plans. Every man to whom he unfolded his scheme readily lent himself to it. Hence it was that the visitor found pistols dec orating the persons of all the St. Louis men he met, and recklessly flourished upon the slightest provocation. As for swearing, the "army in Flanders” was laid out in the cold shade by some adepts who were expressly introduced for the occasion. The Colonel himself, as a con sistent church member, left out this part of the programme so far as he was concerned, except an occasional ‘dog my cats,” or "dod dem ’em’s.” Several sto ries are told that illustrate the extreme simplicity and earnest belief in every thing tola him of the Glasgowan. lie was observed one day very carefully wrapping something up in paper. Asked what it was he stated that he had been presented with the article from which sugar was manufactured in this country. Further inquiry revea'ed the fact that "the article from which sugar 1 is manufactured in this country ‘was’ sugar corn.” He was allowed to send it to Scotland. As the fair was being held while he was here, Col. B. very kindly invited his friend to attend it with him. In their peregrinations around the ground they came across Colonel Dave A. “There,” said Col. 8., "is one of our Senators, would you like an introduction?” "With the greatest pleasure,” answered his guest, who looked forward with delight to being in troduced to one whom he believed occu pied a position on a par with a member of the House of Lords of England. "Hello, Davey!” shouted the Colonel, "skip over here till I make you acquainted with a Scotch friend of mine, and then we’ll take a drink.” The invitation was accepted with alacrity, the parties in troduced, and an adjournment made to the House of Public Comfort. On the way the party came across Governor Phelps, who was hailed in the same and easy manner, and told if i* s would go along they would "tnrow some whisky” into him. rrie Governor came along with the unanimity. A few word® topped into the two die- men s ears resulted in a flow rc Conversation from them that made the Scotchman stand aghast, especially as the Senator copiously embellished his re marks with some of his famous pyro technical figures of speech. When the party separated, the Glasgow man very earnestly turned to his companion and asked: “Is that gentleman a Senator?” “Oh! yes,” carelessly replied the Colo nel. ‘‘And the other, is he the Governor of this State?” “My heavens, what a country!” murmured the Scotchman, and had no more to say the balance of the day. Some time after this, the Glas gow man requested 001. B. to show him through his large flouring mill. The Colonel rather hesitated at first, but finally said, “My dear fellow, I would show you through my mill with the greatest of pleasure, but I must obtain the permission of my head mil ler.” “The permission of your head miller?” exclaimed his friend; “is it pos sible that the proprietor of his own es tablishment cannot take a friend to visit it without asking his employe for per mission?” “You must recollect, my dear sir,” gravely said the Colonel, “that we are in America, not in England. However, I think I can fix it.” lie ac cordingly Bent word to his mill of his contemplated visit with a friend, and had his head miller well primed for what was to follow. Upon their arrival at the establishment a polite request was sent to the head miller for him to call at the office. In the course of half an hour or so the man came in and abrupt ly and roughly asked what was wanted. With a winning smile and doffing his hat, the Colonel asked permission to show the mill to his friend, “just from Scotland.” “Another one of them Scotchmen,” broke in the man. “Every Scotchman that comes to this here town thinks that because you’re a Scotchman, too, he can look through this mill. ” The Colonel took the miller on one side, and, after considerable talk, he managed to moderate the cerulean hue of his conver i sation, and finally obtained his consent to the visit. “But I’ll tell you suoozers one thing, and that is, if I find you touching anything in the mill I’ll blow your heads off you.” After apologizing to the astounded, and by this time, speechless visitor, for the vigorous style in which his man clothed his *ords, the Colonel escorted him into the toill. For some time nothing oc curred to disturb them and the visitor was becoming very much interested in viewing the different pro cesses of making flour, viewing the machinery and listening to the clear ex planations of his St. Louis friend, when they came to where the flour was being packed into barrels for shipment. In ex amining the flour the visitor, without thinking of the warning he had received, ran his hand into the flour in order to examine it. The next moment the head miller, armed with aof enormous blun derbuss, bunt is upon them. For about two minutes and a half the room was lit up with a phosphorescent glow and the affrighted Scotchman s ears were saluted with a torrent of profanity that fairly lifted him og his feet. After he had eased his mind a little the miller con cluded; “And now,—- you, get out of this mill. You’re both wooden head Scotch and I should have known better than let such mutton heads in here, but me, if you don’t get out of here in half a second, l’U blow holes all through the place where your brains ought to be.” There was a vision of fluttering coat tails and hair, and the Colonel and his friend vanished. When they got outside the Colonel strove to re assure his friend. “This mau was a little abrupt in bis manner, but he meant well, and undoubtedly if they went back and asked him to take a drink he would forgive them in the handsomest manner possible!” But the Scotchman waa too badly frightened to return, and hastily excusing himself, upon the score of an important engagement to be kept, he left. That night he took the first train for New York, not even leaving his re grets with his St. Louis friends. Serloos View of a Festive Occasion. A T eio York Sun. A few evenings ago, in this city, a sumptuous entertainment was given in honor of Mr. Dorsey, recently United States Senator from Arkansas. The num ber of guests was large, and the cost of the feast is sai-l to have been not less than five thousand dollars. Gen. Grant, Gen. Chester A. Arthur, and many men of distinction honored the occasion with their presence and approval, The reason for this marked demon stration of regard for Senator Dorsey was clearly avowed, and many times re peated, by the speakers in the course of the evening. It was because he had carried the State of ludiana for the Re publicans. llow had he done it? The way was so broadly hinted at that it might as well have been emblazoned before the world. It was by the lavish use of money. In other words, Mr. Dorsey had bought a political victory in a State where his political opponents, unless purchases had been made kom their ranks, would certainly have been in the majority. Of all the intelligent gentlemen who sat down at that luxurious dinner, and applauded the guest of the evening to the echo for expending so much money in carrying Indiana, was there a single one so unsophisticated as to believe that all or most of that money had been ex pended legally, or in any other way than the purchase of votes? “I be lieve,” said a leading Republican, now and long conspicuous in our National Legislature, "where other logic will not reach a voter, in the use of a ten dollar bill.” And the cream of the Republican, party honored with a princelv entertain ment the lavish ex-Senator llorsey for multiplying the logic of ten-dollar bills so many times in tbe State of Indiana. The presiding Justice of the Supreme Court in the first department deemed it a fit place for him to be. Imagine some poor wretch who has sold his vote for a paltry sum convicted before this same Judge when he is holding the Oyer and Terminer. 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