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IJ. n. ESTILL, Editor asd Proprietor.)
JR* venue Kefortuer* Entirely Enable to
cognize the Internal Revenue Prop
oeitioiiH ot the Protection Ueinocr itu
A Modified Form of the IWorrluon
Bill the B;t*i* on IVliii'.h the Randall-
Item Were Offered u Chance to Make
Washington, Fell. 4.—Speaker Car
lisle, acting for the tariff reformers in toe
House, has written a letter to Represent
ative Randall defining tfio position of the
tariff reformers on the question of tariff
reduction, and particularly witfi respect
to tfie bill reoently framed by the protec
tion Democrats. The letter was unob
tainable to-night, and it is said will not
be made public until a reply to the letter
can be drafted. It is learned, however,
that the letter, while couched in the most
cordial terms, expresses the entire abil
ity of the tariff reformers to accept the
internal revenue leatures of the bill pre
pared by the protection faction of the
Democratic party, and expresses a de
sire (or a much larger reduction in the
customs duties than the bill contains.
Some eighteen or twenty instances are
pointed out in the letter in which it is al
leged the duty is increas.d instead ol de
The Speaker then, in behalf of hts wing
t> f the party, advances propositions upon
which to unite the party in lavorot a bill
to reduce the surplus revenue. The cus
toms features of this proposition ate said
by tiie Randall men to be but slight modi
fications of the Morrison bill. It is pro
posed that most of the articles on the
Morrison free list be incorporated in tbe
new bill, including salt, lumber, wool,
fish. etc.
.The letter says it is impossible for tbe
revenue relormers to agree upon the in
ternal revenue leatures of the Randall
bill without very material modification.
On this point the Speaker suggests a wil
lingness to greatly modify the methods of
the coileetion of taxes so as to render tbe
laws less oppressive, and declares a
readiness to reduce the taxes on tobacco
and fruit brandies in certain oases, but
not to repeal the internal revenue taxes
on those articles. Tbis portion of the
letter is said to be in line with the Breck
inridge bill.
The Randall men held a conference to
night, at which it was decided not to ac
cept the proposition advanced by Mr.
Carlisle, and Messrs. Randall, Warner
ami Henderson, of North Carolina, were
appointed a committee to draft a reply to
the letter.
A prominent member of the protection
wing of tbe party said to-night that the
letter left both slues ol the party almost
as far apart as ever on the tariff ques
To-night there is a good deal of talk
about endeavoring to repeal the tobacco
tax on Monday next, which is indiridu al
suspension day. but the matter has net
assumed any definite soape as yet, and it
is probable that if such a move Is made it
will be entirely an individual one on the
part of tbe member making the motion.
Speaker Carlisle said to-day that the
revenue reduction bill would not be
passed at tbis session,-and that therefore
the President would call for an extra ses
sion of the next Congress.
The President signs tlie Bill Just
Passed by Congress.
Washington. FeD. 4.—The President
At 5 o’ciock this atternoon signed the in
terstate commerce bill, and it thus be
comes a law.
Tee signing of the bill by the President
was in full accord with the opmiou of At
torney General Garland, rendered to him
on last Monday, and it is very well under
stood to be in accord with tbe views of
the Cabinet. Tbe Attorney Genera! was
asked to-night to give his views in regard
to tbe bill and explain wherein it differed
from the Senate bill of two years ago
which ne opposed on tbe ground that it
was unconstitutional. He declined to do
so, saying that he regarded the opinion he
had given to the President on the subieot
as strictly confidential. It is learned,
however, from trustworthy souroes that
the Attorney General as well as the
President considers the bill which has
just become a law free from all the
material features which were objection
able in the Senate bill of two years ago.
According to tbis information the Attor
ney General’s objection to the old bill was
to the vast powers of a legislative and
judicial character that were given to the
Commission. The Attorney General is
said to hold that tbe present bill dees not
conler judicial (lowers on tbe Commission
but puts them in the courts on a report
from the Commission, and tnat it does not
confer legislative power except in the
fourth section (the long and short haul
clause) and that this is warranted by
numberless precedents in tbe legislative
history ot the government.
Mr. Manning lie voltes Certain In
structions to Collectors.
v\ ashington, Feb. 4, —The Secretary
Of the Treasury has revoked his instruc
tions to ihe customs officers which estab
lished as the standard of iron ore foras-
Bessmentof duty ore dried at a tempera
ture of 212 degs. Fahrenheit, and directs
Collectors to assess the duty as hereto
torn upon imported iron ore- -tfigt is to
say, upon the actual weights as reported
by tbe United States weigher at tbe time
of importation. Tbe Secretary save that
it will be understood, however, that in
the case ol importation ot iron ore which
importers may claim to have Increased in
weight on the voyage by the addition of
sea water, article HUO of tbe regulation
applies, and that importers upon making
duo application thereunder may obtain
such allowance as may lie estimated and
reported by the United States appraiser.
Georgians at VVasltiuiiton.
W ABHI.NGTON, Feb. 4.—Senator Col
quitt, who returned last night, bad a long
talk to-day with the Savannah narbor
delegation and promised them all the as
sistance in ins power. Representative
Reese, wbo has been detained at homo by
a sprained ankle, made bis first appear
ance lor this session in tbo House to-day
on crutches.
Charles Howell, brother ol Hon. Evan
P. Howell, of Atlanta, was to-day ap
pointed Post Office Inspector and will
bene in Georgia,
The Electoral Count Hill Signed.
Washington, Feb. 4.—The President
fins approved tbo act to fix a day lor the
meeting of ihe elector* ot President and
Vice President, and to provide lor and
regulate the counting ol the vote tor
President and Vice President, and the de
cision of questions arising thereon.
'lhe Senate Passes tlie Attorney Bill
ns Amended by Sir. Hoar.
Washington, Feb. 4.— Tbe Senate to
day resumed consideration ot the railroad
attorneys bill, after a speech by Mr. Wil
son of lowa in favor of the principle of
the bill. The first vote was taken on the
amendment offered by Mr. Hoar, making
it unlawful for a member of Congress to
accept employment as an attorney in op
position to the United states in any ease
to which tbe United States may he a
party, or in which its interests
may be concerned, or from
any subsidized railroad company if such
member has cause to believe that ineas
tires specially affecting the interest# of
such railroad are pending before Con
gress or are about to be so pending dur
ing his term of office. The amendment,
which was in tbe nature of a substitute
to the original bill, was agreed to by a
vote of 26 yeas to 21 nays.
A long discussion followed upon
another amendment offered by Mr.
Saulsbury, intended as a substitute
for the bill as it stood after tbe adoption
of Mr. Hoar’s substitute. Mr. Nauls
bury’s amendment dul not provide any
punishment lor the offense described in
the bill but merely placed the aeal of con
demnation upon it.
Mr. Beck opposed it as being a mere
waste of words.
Mr. Hoar’s amendment, he held, had
killed the bill, and Mr. Saulsbury’s only
tended to bury it a little more decently in
its grave.
At (i o’clock a vote upon the passage of
the bill as amended was taken, and it was
passed by a vote of 39 yeas to 14 nays,
virtually in the same shape as Mr.
Hoar’s substitute.
Mr. Beck demanded the yeas and nays
upon the passage of the bill, stating that
there was nothing in it he cared much
about, but that, the House ot Representa
tives might put something in it, and he
wasted to give the House a chance.
The vote on the bill In detail was as
Teas—Messrs. Aldricli, Allison. Beck,
Berry, Ulackhurn, Blair, Butler. Ohenev,
Cockrell, Coke, Conger. Cullom, Dawes,
Dolph, Eustis, Fair, Frye, George, Gorman.
Hale, Hawley, Hoar. Jones of Arkansas.
Jones of Nevada. Manderson. Mitchell of
Pennsylvania, Morrill, Palmer. Uidrtlcberger,
Sherman, Spooner. Van W\ct.Vest.A’oorhees,
Walthall, Whitthorne, Williams, Wilson ol
lowa, Wilson of Maryland—39.
.Nays—Messrs. Call, Cameron, Farwcll,
Gray. Hampton, McMillan, Mahone, Mitchell
of Oregon. Payne. Pugh, Ransom, Sawyer,
Stanford, Teller—l 4.
Following is the text of the bill: That
it shall be unlawful tor any member of
either house of Congress to accept em
ployment as an attorney at law or pay
ment for services of any kind in opposi
tion to the United States in any ease to
which the United States may be a party,
or in whicn its interests may be con
cerned, or from any railroad company, if
such member shall have reasonable cause
to believe that, measures specially affect
ing tbe interests of such company are
pending before Congress, or are about to
be so pendiug during bis term of office.
Any person who violates the provisions
of this act shall be guilty of a misde
meanor and may be punished by impris
onment not exceeding one year or by a
fine not exceeding SSOO, or by both, in the
discretion of the court.
The Senate Passes the Bill With
Only One Dissenting Voice.
Washington, Feb. 4.— The Senate to
day proceeded to consideration of the
Senate bill to credit and pay to the several
States and Territories ail money collected
under the direct tax levied by the act oi
Aug. 5, 1861.
Mr. Sherman advocated and explained
the bill. He said that It had been several
times recommended by the Treasury De
partment—partly as an act of justice and
partly to relieve the department of legal
complications. It. referred to the tax ol
$20,000,000 imposed during the war upon
all the Slates—North and South. To those
Northern States which paid it promotiy,
a discount or fifteen per cent, had been
allowed. But some tew of those States
did not pav promptly, and since the war
some of it had been collected lrorn some
of the Southern States.
The charges for’the quota due bv tbe
Southern States stood against them
on the books of tbe Treasury, and the
amounts due to them from life Treasury
could not be paid while these charges
stood there. Under these circumstances
three or four Secretaries of the Treasury
had recommended that out of the
overflowing Treasury there be paid
back to the States the amounts
received from them, and that other States
be credited with iheir share of the tax.
Tne bill was manifestly just. It had been
uniformity recommended by the Treasure
Department, and had been unanimously
recommended by the Committee on Fi
nance. The aggregate of tne amount to
be refunded would be about $14,060,000 or
Mr. Van Wyck argued against the bill
as part ot a general scheme to deplete
the Treasury. If the Southern Stares
were not able to pav their quota of that
direct tax be would have the debt for
given to them. Ihe people wbo paid the
tax would derive no advantage from the
bill, ilia belief was thatthis wasonlyone
of the kindred propositions to deplete the
Treasury so that there would be no aopa
rent excuse for granting wtun tbe people
really demanded—a reduction of the tax
ation which now weighed heavily on
them. Alter further discussion ttie bill
was passed by a vote ol 53 yeas to 1 nay
Mr. Van Wyck.
provisions or the bill.
The bill directs the Secretary of tbe
Treasury toci-ctit to each State and Ter.
rltory, ami to tue District of Columbia, a
sum equal to ail the collections made
from tbeiu under the direct lax adt. it
remits and, relinquishes all of the tax
still due, and it appropriates a sufficient
amount to reimburse the States for all
moneys lounci <Ui to them under the
provisions of tbis act, to be
pain to their respective Governors,
provided that where taxes have been col
lected from citiz you, either directly or by
the sale of prqporry, the amount shall lie
held iu trust for them or their legal rep
resentatives in tbe respective States.
Public Printer Benedict’s Nomina
• ion.
Washington, Feb. 4.—Public Primer
Benedict’s nomination will probably not
lie acted upon until after the awurds are
made upon the bills tor supplies to the
government printing office just sub
mitted, but there is every reason to be
lieve thut it will then be favorably re
ported by the Uomraitteu on Printing and
conliimed by the Senate.
no change: in the strike
Green HaodH Still at Work Slowly Load
ing the Steamers Along the Dot-lot
The Police Arresting the headers of
the .lerney City Rioters—The Krle
Railroad Yards Again Visited by a
Mob of Strikers.
New York, Feb. 4.—There was a slight
improvement in the condition of a flairs
on the river fronts this morning. The
steamship compauies were slowly re
covering from the stagnations to business
that the strike at first caused, and were
moving freight with more dispatch than
on any ol the past four or five days. No
where was this more noticeable than on
the East river front. Steamers were
being got away on their regular sailing
days, and the freight lines were once
more receiving and delivering goods, in
most cases work on the steamer piers was
being done by green men and on the
freight lines by the dick hands of freight
Tramp steamers were being discharged
and loaded by their own crews assisted
by Italian or other nou-union labor.
The Ward line steamer Cientueeos sailed
with a lull cargo stowed away by green
hands, it was not believed that there
would be any danger to the vessel arising
from the snifting of her cargo as she
strikes the heavy breakers off Hatteras,
as the work was done under the super
vision of the old foreman.
The Steamer Niagara was being loaded
to-day and will be ready to sail on time
to-morrow. There were about twenty old
hands at work on this dock. They were
given an advanced 40c. forday work and
60e. for night work.
At the Bristol line dock the steamer
Warwick was discharged with her own
crew and fiity Italians. The regular men
did not out in an appearance when the
boat arrived.
The Alamo, of tho Mallory line, is still
at her dock. When she will be ready to
sail no one can tell, but an eflort will be
made to get her cargo In bv to-morrow.
Tho City ot San Antonio and Lampasas
are also docked waiting to be discharged.
The strike is growing in Brooklyn. The
coal cart drivers and shovelers In the
yards along the Gowanus canal struck
The weighers’ helpers have returned to
work since their pay was increased.
Police are guarding non-union Italians
and others working along the shore.
There are big piles of freight on the
pier and long lines of trucks outside.
Very little freight was offered at the
Hartford freight line pier, No. 23, but
there was plenty ot work for the green
hands to do to reduce the stock of freight
outside the dock on the street.
At the New Haven line pier, No. 20.
there were many colored men at work on
the dock. They were mostly deck hands
oil' boats. Freight was being received,
but in smaller quantities than usual.
The Baltimore and Ohio Continental
line pier was open, hut there were no
men at work.
At the Clyde Steamship Company’s
dock the Seminole was being discharged.
The men were chiefly Italians and He
brews. Tnev made but slow progress.
T hese men are lodged and boarded on the
Gulf Stream, which has been laid up for
some time.
The Long Island railroad freight depot
pier, No. 2d, was blocked with Iretght and
had a large force of men at work.
The Bridgeport Steamship Company,
at pier No. 35, had all the freight it could
handle. Tn oonsequence of the shut
down on the New Haven line much more
freight has been received here. The
freight handlers are all regular men and
are paid fixed wages. No trouble has
been bad or is anticipated here.
The Clyde daily Philadelphia line, at
pier No. 33, opened up this morning, but
very little freight was offered. Only a
few men were at work. The men on the
pier of the New England line, who turn
ed out yesterday, refused to go back this
morning unless their demands were
complied with.
The Red “I)” line steamer Caraccas
was being loaded by uou-uuion men.
aid promised.
At the headquarters of the Ocean As
sociation to-day it was said that Smith <fc
McNeil had agreed to supply a quantity
of provisions tor the families of the
strikers, and tbat many landlords had
agreed not to press them for rent. Sup
plies were ottered also by butchers and
bakers. The sinkers on the pier of the
New Haven and Hartford railroad. East
river, were to-day admitted into the
union. This makes over 400 admitted
this week.
The calkers and joiners at work re
pairing the Guvandotte,ttieOld Dominion
line steamer that was damaged by the
explosion of tbe infernal machine, -truck
to-day out of sympathy with the freight
handlers. Their places will be tilled to
morrow by non-union men.
The coopers employed along the piers
with the millwrights joined tbe strike to
The painters and mechanics ou the
Guioti line struck to-day.
The Old Dominion line people ex
perience great difficulty iu loading. They
cannot tell when the Guvandotte or any
other vessel will be ready to sail.
Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 4.—Sergt.
Heath, of the Urove street police slation,
at noon to-day arrested John O’Neil and
J aloes Dodulhou, Ireigut handlers, for in
citing not. They are recognized by the
police as the ringleaders oi last night’s
trouble. More arrests are expected. A
large crowd of striking longshoremen and
freight handler# wi re assembled to-day
at the corner of Provost street and i’a
vonla avenue. Chief Murphy had u large
squad of policemen held in readiness to
move at a moment’s notice. Special olli
cors and Capt. McKay, with a squad of
policemen, are protecting the yards. One
hundred rnoi# special officers were sworn
in to-day by City c lerk Scott to proteot
tue Erie yards.
The strikers revisited the Erie yards
ag&iu st 3 o’clock tins morning, and drove
tlie switchmen and brakemen out. As
soon as the strikers left the men returned.
Tbis morning there were about AO9
Italians working on tbe docks and a dozen
men iu tho Erie freight station. Th#
brakemen and switchmen employed in the
Erie yards had a conf renoo this morning
and deliberated about joining the strikers.
Tne iiiidnignt express on the Pennsyl
vania railroad brought 173 Italians last
night from Philadelphia ami Cincinnati
to vyork on taa It and Star steamship dock.
They were escorted to the dock by police
without any demonstration from the
sinkers. There Is do trouble in the Penn
sy,vania railroad yaid*, and the men are
working without any loteiTeienoe lrorn
tho strikers.
Strikers ami Employers Tell Differ
ent Tales.
Philadelphia, Feb. 4.—Over 300
metf employed in the nut, bolt and
rivet works of Hoopes & Townsend
struck at 11 o’clock this morning. The
strike is authorized by District Assembly
No. 1, Knights of Labor. One of tho
strikers said: “Siuoe last December
twenty men have been discharged lor no
reason but tbat they were Knights of
Labor, and we have tried every method
to have them taken hack or arbitrate on
tlie matter, but having failed in tills
there was nothiug for us to do but
strike. Our demands are for the re
instatement ot tbe men who were dis
charged without cause.” About 200 men
remained at work. Mr. linopes said that
the works would contiuue the same as be
fore, and steps will be taken at once to get
men to take tbe places of tbe strikes. He
said the discharged workmen for whose
reinstatement tbe employe* have gone on
a strike were dismissed because they
were disiatisfied and not because they
belonged to any organization. The mem
bers of the firm say positively that they
w 11 not take back the discharged men,
and tb* men say that uothiug else will
satisfy them.
They Will Accept the Decree ot Ar
bitrators Only if in Their Favor.
Pittsburg, Feb. 4.— Fire coal firms
along the Monougahela river have con
ceded the demands of their employes and
are now in operation. This causes the
strikers to be more determined and more
confident of victory. There are indica
tions that the Executive Board oi the
Knights of Labor, wbieh is still examin
ing the books ot the coal operators, will
agree upon
one ol tbo representative miners this
alternoon, “1 think the meu could be
induced to accent it as a coinnroinise,
but if tbo board decides on 2y a c. th v
will not accept. They will continue tlie
strike, independent ot District No. 135,
Knights of Labor. Tips in tbe firm de
termination of at leas: nine-tenths of tue
miners along the river. This morning
two miners, representing 500 men em
ployed at the Garlouville and Finley
mines by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
called to see the Executive Board. Thev
are being paid 44e. a ton, over a I'A
inch screen. They want 47j£c. aim
threaten to strike unless it Is granted.
They say they are being paid less in pro
portion than other railroad miners.
Printers Demand an Increase.
Chicago, Feb. 4. Tlie Typographical
Union has advanced the price ol compo
sition from 870. to 40c. on afternoon pa
pers, and iroui 40c. to 45c. on morning
papers, aud given ihe publishers the
necessary thirty days’ notice. The pub
lishers decline to accede to tbe advance,
and demand tbat the question be suo
mitted to arbitration. Tbe printers say
that they have been beaten twice by arbi
tration and will not submit to any such
tribunal again. All the publishers stand
together. Tne situations of 400 or 500
men are involved, and they claim tbat
there are very few non-union men here,
and that tbe publishers must come lo
tueir terms or stop publication.
Strikers Give in.
Philadelphia, Feb. 4.— Tbe strikes at
Luken’s rolling mills, Charles Huston A
Nona, proprietors, and at the rolling mills
of Worth Bros., both of which are located
at Coaiesville, are practically at an end
Two additional turiiaces at tbe former
works, and one at tbe latter have been
put in within the last few days, with tbe
prospect of further additional resump
tions at an early day. The workmen have
gone back at tbe firms’ terms, and at, the
wages paid before the strike. These
works were idle three months on aooount
of a demand for a ten per cent, increase
in wages, which the firms refused to give.
Pensacola's strike aiill On.
Pensacola, Fla.. Fab. 4.—The strike
of the guano handlers still continues.
The Louisville and Nashville railroad
brought in a second detaohment of negro
laborers this morning. They were taken
to the wharf to go to work, hut like the
gang that arrived yesterday they refused
to labor.
Oscar Wilkins, son of .Joseph Wilkins,
Sherilfof this county, died at his home
near Alillvlow, Fla., last night. He was
burled in St. Micnael’s Cemetery to-day.
Striking- igai.ist a Woman.
Wilmincton, Pel., Feb. 4.—Fifty
hands employed in .Melville Gamtirill’s
cotton mill, sturfe.l on Jan. 10. mlwsed
to return to work this morning because
the proprietor declined to discharge a
woman who did not belong to the Knights
of Labor. No propositions have been
made looking to a resumption of work.
Idleness in Chenango Valley.
West Middlesex, Pa., Feb. t — Two
hundred men, employed in the lOlla and
Fannie furnaces, have struck for an ad
vance of 20c. per day. Nearly every fur
nace in Chenango Valley is dosed on no
count of the strike and about 1,000 men
are idle.
Jordan Admits that Manning and
He are Going to New York.
W ashinoton, Fob. 4.—Treasurer Jor
dan admitted to day that Secretary Man
ning is to bo President and he (Jordan) is
to be Vice President of the Western
National Bank of the city of New York,
l he resignation of both officials are in the
hands of the President and will be ac
cepted in due Mm'-. It Is expected
that Secretary Manning will be relieved
soon alter the adjournment of Congress,
and it is even said by some that his suc
cessor will 1,0 nominated belore the ad
journment. Department officials say that
everything now points to the promotion
of Assistant Secretary Fairchild to the
head of the department.
Ml'., jo it dan’s retirement.
Treasurer Jordan will not leave the de
partment before April 1, as there are cur
tain matters be desires to dispose ot dur
ing the intervening time and it will he
necessary for him to initiate his suc
cessor into the duties of the office. Air.
Jordan save that applications have
ulready been made for oyer $4,000,000 of
stock in the back, and that many people
will have to he disappointed as the capi
tal is limited to $6,000,000. The hank Will
begin business about May 1.
Damaged by Dynamite.
Paris, Feb, 4.—Tne court house and
church at Dijon were badly damaged to
day by an explosion of dynamite, lhe
miscreants who caused the explosion es
V New Nuncio lor Pari-.
Home, Feb. 4.—Tbs Pope bas decided
to recall the present Nuncio at Paris and
to appoint in bis place Mgr. 1" errata, who
is now Nuncio at Brussels.
Rein force mint* of French Cavalry Said
to be Occupy 1 ug tho Newly Connt ruct oil
llitn ut Corcictix The llorltu Foil
Denies Th.it F inner or William Salil
There Won <1 He No War,
Bf.ulin, Feb. 4. Berlin papers report
that Gen. Boulanger, the French War
Minister, made a flying visit to the forti
fied town of Verduti to-day, and that he
rode as far as Amanweiler oil the Gor
man frontier, making a strategic reeon
noissanoe. Frontier advices contradict
the version of the Paris press that tho ob
ject of the construction of military huts
at Corcieux is to accommodate invalid
soldiers at the frontier iorts. On tho con
trary, tho dispatches say the cavalry now
going to the huts do not form part of the
garrison forges.
In liuanciul circles it was reported to
day that Crown l’rince Frederick Wil
liam, at tba court ball yesterday, spoke
hopefully of the outlook for peace. The
operators on the Bourse, in the absence
ot adverse rumors, bought back largely
to-day. Prussia!! consols recovered j*.
per cent, and Russian > s to >£. Hungarian
and Italian were 1 per cent, higher, and
credit anstalt recovered 4 marks.
Ihe Berlin Post denies that KmpeTor
William, in recently denying at a recep
tion that the reserves were to lie called
out lor rifle drill, declared tbat there
would be no war. All that the Emperor
said, according to the Post, was ibat it
was necessary mr tbe reserves to learn to
handle tbe new repealing rifle.
Prince Hohenlohe, Governor of Alsace
and Lorraine, will give a grand hall at
Metz on M onday asd a dinner at Stras
bourg on Wednesday in honor of tlie Com
mittee ot the Provincial Assembly.
The Conservative-Nutfonal-Liberal co
alition has issued a second manifesto de
claring the country to lie in danger of a
warol revenge with their hereditary en
emies, who are jubilant at seeing Ger
many torn by conflicting parties. The
manifesto savs acceptance ot the septeu
nute means peace and Inal its rejection
means war. It implores the electors to
vote lor tho salvation oi Germany.
London, Feb. 4. —Stocks opened firm
and then became panicky. Sellers were
largely in excess of buyers, and prices
receded rapidly. Consols and Russian
and Egyptian securities all fell. Ameri
ean railway securities were fiat and de
pressed at noon. After prices had lallen
below those of yesterday there was a re
covery, and at 1 o’clock this alternoon
everything had a better tendency. Tuere
was bidding all round, especially for
American securities. At 11:30 o’clock
consols were quoted at for both
money and account, an advance of ior
money and % lor account over yester
day’s quotations.
Alter the close of tbe Stock Exchange
the tendency improved ail around.
Foreign securities were firm and Ameri
cans became strong.
Paris, Feb. 4.— The feeling on the
Bourse today was generally better.
Brokers still hesitated to do business,
however, and were waiting until more is
known about the settlement of the cur
rent, account.
Count von Munster, the German Am
hassador. visited M. Flourens, Minister of
Foreign Adairs, yesterday, and received
a renewal of the assurance of the pacific
intentions of Franco toward Germany It
Is stated tbat Germany has not made any
complaint of the armaments which
France has been making.
M. LaUroix intimated in tbe lobby of
the Chamber ot Deputies to-day that he
intended to put a question to Premier
Goblet in order to give bint a clianoe to
make a publio statement regarding the
political situation. M. Goblet, on re
ceiving the notice from M. LaCroix, re
plied that he considered discussion on
tnat subject unnecessary after tbe re
•prated declarations by himself and M.
deFreycinet that the sentiments and
policy ot France were pe-itic, and that ll
fresh declarations were *in necessary from
a political point of view, tboy were
equally so in the financial world. He
added that tin had a conviction, sup
ported by undoubted evidence, that the
Bourse panic was exclusively the work
of speculators. On receiving this reply,
M. LaCroix announced his Intention of
questioning tho Premier.
Gen. Boulanger denies that any official
in the War Office has said that tho mot.ili
zation ol the French troops was immi
nent. It is eomi-offi'dallv denied that the
French reserves in England have been
rt called
At a meeting of the Left Centre party
in the Senate yesterday M. Dauphinot,
President, said he was firmly convinced
that peace would tie preserved.
M. DeCassallae in his paper, L’Auto
rite, appeals to Gen. Bouianger, wbo, he
says, has “dreamt” too openly oi bis
country’s greatness, to resign in order to
preserve France from tbe horrors oi war.
Tne appeal continues: “Your spontane.
oils departure will show that we are de
termined to do everything possible lor
peace. 11. theu, ii is seen that your name
was merely a pretext for tins gratuitou
and dishonest quarrel, we will not bo the
last to acclaim you our leader ugaiostour
implacable enemy.”
The Journal des Dehats has a telegram
from St. Petersburg saying tbat Emperor
William, iu reply to a message Irom tiie
Czar, has stated that. G' rmany has no in
tention ol attacking France, and tbat
Prince Bismarck has sent a similar dis
patch to M Dsljiers, tin Russian Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs. Tho contents of
both dispatches, tho Journal's corres
pondent says, were com mu n loafed to M.
La Boulaye, the Freuch Ambassador at
Nt. I’eiersburg.
Vienna, Feb. 4.— The biurso was
calmer to-day.
Dusskldorf, Feb. 4.—A number ot ln
fluen'ial Catholic electors, including
Painter Acheibach, Count Beiszel and
Baron Schell, bave published a manifesto
iu favor of the election to tbo Reichstag
oi tbe Prince ot Hobenzollern, wbo is a
supporter or th septeiioute bill.
BERLIN, Feb. 4.—Tho police of Metz
have seized M. Antoine’s electoral ad
dress and oioaed the editorial and prim
ing offices of tbe Moulteur de la Mo
seile. ,
Ticbboi'ue Given Five Yenrs.
New York, Feb. 4.—Charles Ogden
F'-rrie, alias sir Roger Tichborne, con
vict! dof irauduleuity obtaining a pen
sion lrorn tbe government upon a false
claim tbat be bad been wounded iu tbe
army, was to-day sentenced to live years
in ihe oen'.teutlarv
A Radical Draws a Sombre Picture
in tlie House of Commons.
London, Fob. 4.- In tlie House of
Commons this afternoon Mr. C’remer
j (Radical) moved an amendment to tbo
| address iu reply to tho Queen’s speech,
demanding tho immediate recall of alt
British forces in Egypt. Sir Wilfred
Lawson (ILsIlcal), In seconding the mo
tion, said: “We have raised the funded
debt o| Egypt from £00,000,000 to £IOO,-
000,1X10, slaughtered main thousands of
natives, crippled tho Natlouul Cham
ber, bombarded the principal city
of the country under cir
cumstances of the greutest horror, in
creased taxation, promoted horrible de
bauchery in the capital, sown dissensions
between the Khedive and his people, end
crushed out tho first little sparks ot inde
pendence that has been seen in Eastern
nations tor ages past. Sir James Fergu
son, Parliamentary Secretary to the
Foreign Office, condemned tills “over
drawn picture” of the English occupa
tion of Egypt. He said the occupation
was initiated nt the instance and under
the mandate of Europe to prevent Egypt
from tailing to pieces on account ot intes
tine l roll Ides. The government, be de
clared. were doing what they could lo
reduce the loree in Egypt, and it would
shortly he limited to 5.0U0 men.
Mr. Uaino argued that the Kuroposns
who get tbe most out of Egypt ouglit lo
bear the chief burden of taxation. If
liquor shops were allowed to carry on
business they ought to tie heavily taxed.
England ouglit to ask tbs powers to con
sent to a proper system of taxation for
ruling the ooutnrv, and if they
refused she should evacuate and leave
Egypt to itself. Mr. Caine said in
conclusion: “Unless we have a free
hand we shall sooner or later find our
selves involved with tho great powers,
who will insist upon our coming out of
Hon. \V. H. Smith defended the gov
ernment's policy. Ho said evacuation
of Egypt by England would throw thut
country into a state ol anarchy.
Mr. Cremer’s amendment was rejected
bs a vote ot 263 to 97.
Mr. Parnell ad loomed the debate.
Tbo Aid Lent the Church liy the
Centre Party Aok nowled ged.
Munich, Feb. 4.—Cardinal Jacoblnl,
the Papal Secretary of State, In answer to
an inquiry made by Baron Frankenstein
through the Papal Nuncio here as to
whether the Curia regarded the existence
of the Centre party as superfluous, in
which case tne Baron declared tnat many
members of the party would resign, in
torms Baron Frankenstein that the Pope
acknowledges the services ol the members
ot tbo Centre party, and urges them ti
continue m their work and complete tho
removal of exceptional ecclesiastical
laws affecting tbe Roman Catholic
Church in Germany and to ameliorate
iho position of German Catholics and
the Pope. The Pope, tho Cardinal fur
ther says, admits the Centre party’s lib
erty of action in non-ecclesiastical mat
ters, but says tbat the septenuate ques
tion embraces religious and moral con
siderations which justify him in express
ing the opinion tbat be may expect from
tho Centre party's conciliation' towards
the measure a beneficial effect in the final
revision ot tho May laws, and he hope*
in this case to work through the Centre
party to maintain peace. In addition to
this Cardinal Jacobini says the Pope de
sire# to meet the views of Emperor Will
iam aud Prince Bismarck, and thereby
induce the powerful German empire to
improve the position of the papacy. The
Pope nsks that all ol the Centro party
throughout Germany be notitiud of the
views ot the Holy Heo.
Tlie Cliamber ut Deputies Voles the
Money for Reinforcements.
Rome, Feb. 4.—The debate on the credit
of 5,000,000 francs, asked for by the gov
ernment for sending reinforcements to
ttoudan, was resumed in the Chamber of
Deputies to-day. Count 111 Robllant,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, urged tnat
whatever might be the Italian position at
Massowab, the country ought to consider
it an episode of secondary import
ance, and that the actiou of
Italy in European affairs should
lie in nowise hampered. lie
further said that tho Cabinet would not
accept tlie vote unless it Implied full con
fidence in the government. Signor Bou
dim moved thut tbe House pass to tbe
order of the day, whereupon Premier
Dspretes announced that it the motion
was adopted the government would re
sign. Tne motion was re
jected tiy a vote of 215 to 181, and the
credit bill was afterward passed by a se
cret ballot, the vote being 317 to 120.
It is reported that Ka*alou!a, at the
bead of Arabian troops, has signed a
treaty with other Arab tribes to tolerate
no European occupation of .Soudan.
A Deputation ITgcs Nalishury to
Give tlie Scheme a Trial.
London, Feb. 4.—Tbe Marquis ol .Salis
bury to-day received a deputation of gen
tlemen wbo called upon blm to urge tbat
tbe government apply tbe principles of
colonization in tbe work of relieving Ire
land of poverty. '1 be Prime Minister in
reply expressed himself in favor of a
sound, healthy scheme of colonization
directed hy the State, but said he leured
that the promoters of such a scheme
would lind tnuinseives unable to over
come the difficulties connected therewith,
especially those ol a financial nature,
Joseph Chamberlain writes that tho
Liberal Unionists believe that the time is
favorable for unprejudiced cotndderatibo
ot the Irish question, arid be hopes that
no personal leellng will Interfere wltu
such consideration.
Anniversary of the Consecration of
ihe First Bishops. '
London, Feb. 4.—The service ia Lam
beth Palace chapel to commemorate the
anniversary of tbe consecration there in
1787 of the first bishops of tbe Episcopal
Church in America was held to-day.
Among those who took part were the
Archbishop ol Canterbury, Bishop* of
Loudon and Winchester and Bishops Pot
ter and Lyman of America. Tne Dean of
Windsor perlonned tlie service. Instead
of a sermon B.sbop Potter delivered an
eloquent addre ■*, sketching a history ol
tbo church iu America and Its connec
tion with the English Church. The Arch
bishop of Canterbury celebrated the com
munion. United fii.ates Minister Phelp*
and many other Americans attended tue
I 5 CMi l a A COPY, j
Republican* Put * leoi kon tb%
Ktnml in hii F.nde*vor to Convict
Democrat* of Fraud In Centre Towns
Millp—The Wftne** Hold by the Ser<
Beaut* Ht- Arum.
Philadelphia, Feb. 4.—Startling evi.
deuce was presented before the New .Ur.
sey Assembly Election Committee in
Camden to-day by the Republicans, to
prove that the ballot box of Centre town,
ship was openod by the Democrats and
enough votes changed from Haines to
Turley to insure the election of tbe latter
on the recount. William Chambiey, a
locksmith of Philadelphia, was placed oa
the stand, and ills testimony caused a
sensation iu the court room. In answer
to questions by the Republican counsel
be said:
I wa* sent for to come over to New .Terse)
to open tlie box. and went and opened it. If
was an awful dark and stormv night. It was
in last November. 1 crossed by ferry. Thera
waa one man with me. When we got across
\vc got in a carriage. I don’t know the man.
Wc drove around a e rnar and then another
man got in with tlie friend who came aero*#
the river with me, WV drove up the country
a good distance and stopped when wegoftd
the place where iho box waa. It was a pris
vale dwelling. All three got, out. I was U S
last one in. There wa* no one there.
’•I carried my tools, lock picks, files,
screw drivers, ele., with me, 1 opening
the box. It wsa that box (pointing to the Ccn*
tre township box). That is the one I operated
upon. It had threo locks. 1 picked it open.
There were papers in It, hot I didn't see w hal
they wore. I'nen I unscrewed the locks arn|
made keys to lit I hem. Those keys 1 gave in
the men. After I opened the box and muds
the keys I was pant GO bv one of the men.
Then I entered ihe carriage and was driven)
nearly lo tlie railroad station and I weni
On cross-examination hy Mr. McDer*
raoti, counsel lor the Democrats, the wit
ness said ho had never been arrested an t
had never opened but one ballot box be.
fore. Ho thought he wa* merely doing an
ordinary piece of work and had'no Idea ha
was committing a crime. Mr. Me Dors
molt asked that the witness be detained j
and Chairman Matthews directed lh
Sergeant-al-Arms to tuko him into cuiJ
The Republican counsel objected tx
wbat they claimed was an attempt ta
terrorize the witness. Ex-Judge Pan.
coast, Haines’ counsel, said:
It, is no; within ihe province of this com*
mittae to attempt to terrorize the witness. I
prinest against, it in Ihe name or the law unit
justice. If vu order him •ommitted to thq
custody of the Bergeant-at-Arms yon do sol
at your peril, i demand his instant release, j
By a vote of threo to t wo tho committe*
sustained Chairman Matthews, and that
Sergeant-at-Anns was instructed to taka
the witness in charge and see tbat bo
did not ieavo the State. The committee!
then adjourned until later in the after*
noon. The Republicans claim that tbeyl
can sustain Chambiey’sevidence by otbes
testimony, and that, they have discovered
the details of a Democratic conspiracy t<j
change the result in the Third district,
Charleston, VV. Va., Feb. 4.—Tba
vole to-day ior United States Senator nn}
suited Flick ( Rep.), 38; Camden ( Dem. W
38; Johnson and Lucas ( Denis.). 8 each]
7 scattering. Two members were absents
Silver Fanatics Indignant AgninsQ
Secretary Manning.
Washington, Feb. 4.—Secretary Man#
ning’s letter, presented to tbe House
Wednesday iu reply to the Wilkin’s resog
lution calling for information as td
whether small United States notes bad
been replaced with those of the larger de*
nomihaiions, was received with ill gracd
by a number ol IT presentatives wbo are)
regarded as “silver men,” or as leaning
toward a soft money policy. Some of!
them, alter subjecting tbe document toj
carelul scrutiny, declare that aside from/
a notably disrespectful tone tbe pa*
per shows clearlv that Secretay Mannih||
nas violated the law regulating the issue
of United States notes, aud has also, as IB
Is alleged, failed to make purchases of
silver bullion every month to the full
amount required by the Bland act. Sev*
eral consultations of an informal char*
actor have been held by these members,
and it is learned that some of tbe most
ultra silver men have moro than hinted
their intention to formulate charges oi
impeachment against tho Secretary of
tbe Treasury. Up to the present time,
however, it appears that there has been
no concerted action looking to tne adop
tlon ol such a course.
STARTLED by a crank.
Washington, Feb. 4,11 p. m.—No im*
portance whatever Is to be attached to
the idle talk about impeaching Secretary
Maiming. It all euiunated lrorn Repre
sentative Weaver, of lowa, the Green*
back labor crank, and of course amount*
to uothiDg.
The Conferees ol tho Two Housee
To-day Disagree.
Washington, Feb. 4.—TUe conferee!
on the bill to repeal the pre eruption ti m
ber culture and desert laud laws held a
final meeting to-day and resolved to re*
port to their respective houses a total dis.
agreement on the bill. The .Senate con*
lere. s were willing to .yield almost every*
thing In the controversy except the eighth
section of the Senate bill, wiiioh was
particularly obnoxious to tbe ionise con
terees. it provides tbat the Commissioner
of the General Land Office inay suspend
the Issue of patents alter final proof in all
cas' h where Irutid is alleged in entries
under the general land laws and send tho
COM to the Department of Justice tol
legal proceedings lo vacate the receiver’)
certificate. Tbe Secretary makes an ex*
coptiou in cases where lands have been
sold to a bona tide purchaser for a valu
able consideration
Miller's Heiltiog Dismissed.
Washington, Feb. 4.—The District
Supreme Court in general term dismissed
to-day tbe petition ol Morris . Miller, of
Alder Creek, Oneida county, N. Y., ask.
mg lor an injunction or older to restrain
tbe Civil Service CommiHstonere from ex
ercising their powers on account ot tba
alleged uiiconsiuationalit/ of the olvil
senueo law. Judge Hsgner, who deliv.
ored the opinion, said that tbe court, In
general tor in, did not buveorlgmal juris-
Uiotion of sueh a ease, and that it nio-c
come up Iu due course Irom the oourl be
Alaluuia in Voie ou I’robibitioa.
Montgomery, Ala.. Bub. 4.—Tba
Benate to-day passed by a vote ot 26 to 1
tbe j )lnt icso uttoii providing for
mlttlng a constitutional amendment prt>.
taunting tlie liqu >r traffic to the poop O nt
tbe next guaeial election-

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