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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1883.
5 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK. A Huge Rebbry of the Tennessee State Treasury. A HOTEL HOLOCAUST. Brents at the Capital and in the Departments. The Internal revenue bill was reported to the Bonate on the 4th inst. It embodies the in ternal revenue bill which passed the House at the last session, the tariff schedules adopted by the committee, the Morrill bill to provide a better system for the trial of customs-revenue cases, and the Sherman bill to regulate the collection of customs duties. It provides for the repeal of tho tar on the capital and de posits of banks, and the abolition of tho stamp tax on bank checks, drafts, orders and vouchers, end the tax on matches, perfnmory and medi cal preparations on and after July 1, 1833. The bill provides that after July 1, I3S3, the tax on muff and manufactured tobacco shall be V2 cents a pound. Among the it-ems in the tariff tchedule in which changes aro made from tho existing rates are the following: Iron ore, 50 cents per ton ; iron in pigs, wrought and cast, scrap iron and scrap Btcel of every description, $6 per ton ; steel ingots, blooms and slabs made by any process, (except the crucible,) G-10 of a cent per pound; iron railway bars weighing more than 25 pounds to tho yard, 7-10 of a cent per pound ; steel railway bars, w ighing more than 25 pounds to tho yard, 8-10 cent per pound ; bar iron, rolled or hammered, not less than of an inch in thickness, S-10 of a cent per pound. Copper imported in the form of ores and copper cement, on each pound of flue copper contained therein, 2"r cents. Old copper, for remanufacturo and clippings from new copper, Dutch metal, and all composition metal of which copper is a component material of chiefvalue, per pound, three cents. In rolled plates, called brazier's copper, sheets, rods, pipes and copper buttons, and all manu factures of less copper, or of which copper shall bo a component of chief value, 35 per cent, ad valorem. All sugars not above No. 16, Butch standard in color; all tank bottoms, Dyrnps of cane juice or of beet juice, testing by the polariscope not above 75 degrees, shall pay a duty per pound of li cents; and for every additional degreo or fraction of a degree addi tional, 5-100 cent. All sugar above No. 1G End not above 20 Butch standard, per pound, 8 cents ; all sugars above 20 Dutch standard, 3i cents per pound ; molasses per gallon 4 cents. s Memorials from a number of educational in stitutions in tho South were laid before tho Senate on Tuesday praying for appropriations by the National Government in aid of common cchool education. A memorial from Jio Mis sissippi Unversity on this subject is signed by fourteen members of the faculty. The Fisk University at Nashville, Tennessee, the Ken tucky University at. Lexington, and Amherst College, Mass.. send similar memorials. Tho bill introduced by Mr. Blair in the Senate to promote general education, provides for appro priations for ten consecutive years $15,000, 000 the first year, $14,000,000 the second year, and so on, dropping one million each year until the ten appropriations have been made. Tho money is to be divided among the several States on the basis of illiteracy according to the cen sus of 1SS0. There must bo no distinction of race in the educational advantages provided by the fund, but nothing in the act is to ba con strued as preventing the organization of separ ate schools for the races. A commissioner of schools is to be appointed by the President for each Stato and Territory, whoso duty it shall be to look after tho disbursement of tho funds and to co operate with tho local authorities in extending equal educational advantages to all children of school age. A part of tho money is to be expended in educating and training teachers for tho common schools. When tho bill was called up Mr. Ingalls offered an amend ment providing that no Stato can receive any benefit from tho money appropriated under tho act unless it maintains a common school sys tem, and makes attendance at school compul sory on all children between the ages of 8 and 14 years for a period of at least twelve weeks in each year. The Senate Committee on Territories has decided that the acting Secretary of tho In terior exceeded his authority in agreeing to lease some 4.410 acres of the Nationd Yel lowstone Park to Ilobart and Douglas, of Fort Yates, Dakota, and Rufus Hatch, of New York, for hotel purposes. Tho main object ion is to certain axclusivo privileges granted to the lessees, which would embarrass the gen eral public in the enjoyment of the park. A bill has been prepared by the committee enlarg ing thearea of the reservation to 6,010 square miles. The Secretary of the Interior is author ized to grant leases of small parcels for hotels for terms not exceeding ten years, but no exclu eive privilege or monopoly of any kind shall ho granted to any person or corporation, and no more land is to be leased than is actually needed for hotel purposes. The laws of Montana aro extended over the reservation. Tho Secretary of the Interior is empowered to appoint a super intendent of the park at a salary of $2,000 and ten assistants at $900 each, who are given the authority of United States deputy marshals within the reservation. The presidential succession bill, which passed the Senate Tuesday, provides that in case of removal, death, resignation, or inability of both the President and Vice-President of the United Stat s, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of tho Treasury, the Secretary of War, the Attor-ney-Cenerai, the Postmaster-General, or the Secretary of the Interior shall act as President in the order named, each taking the place after those named before him are dead or have re signed, or have- been removed, or are unable to hold the oiiice. The officer who thus becomes President ad interim holds the office until tho vacancy is lawfully filled. Only Cabinet offi cers who have been confirmed by the Senate are eligible. The President ad interim must Hummon Congress within twenty days after taking the oiiice. The Secretary of tho Treasury has author ized the coinage of a five-cent nickel piece of a new design. The new coin weighs 21 mil limetres (which is one millimetre more than the present coin), and is a little larger and thinner than the one now in circulation. On tho face of the new coin is a woman's head sur mounted with a fillet, upon which is inscribed the word " Liberty," the whole being Kir rounded by thirteen stars. The reverse side contains a wieath surrounding a Ronxan nu meral 5. The postal receipt for tho six months ended December 31 indicate an increase over the corro epondiug period of last year of 11 or 12 percent. If this ratio of gain iskeptup tho reduction of let ter postage to two cents would create a deficiency of $2,000,000, instead of $3,000,000, as heretofore e Mmated, and it is probable that tho increase in business caused by tho proposed reduction would bring the actual deficiency considerably beiow $2,000,000. The ii.creabc of receipts at the Baltimore ost ofliee in the past six months was 8.8 per cent. Judge Snell decided, the Dickson case in the police court Monday, and made an order send ing Mr. Dickson on to the grand jury for in dictment. JudgeSuel!, in giving his judgment, fcaid that even discrediting Bowon eir irely, and admiting as true all Mr. Dick&onaaid, Dickson, ia presenting papers to the jurors out of court, una in opposition to the iuhiruction of tho judge, vas guilty of an oiiense under the statute. Dlekion's bail was fixed at $2,500. The Secretary of State and Mrs. Frclinghuy sen entertained at dinner Tuesday evening tho President, Mrs. Cameron, Mr. W. W. Story, Mrs. HoCKdlan, Mr. Bancroft, Mrs. Edward F. Br-ale, Mr. Bancroft Davis, Gen. Sherman, Mrs. W. W. Story, Gen. Grant, Mrs. Bancroft Davis, Mr. Evarta, Mrs. Grunt, Gon. Edward F. Bcale, Miss bhernmn, Gen. McClellan, Mrs. Ilolsman, and Senator Cameron, of Pennsylvania. The Board of Managers of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers held its quar terly meeting in this city Tuesday. There were present Chief Justice Waitc; Gen. Franklin, of Connecticut; Col. L. A. Harris, of Ohio; Gen. J. A. Martin, or Kansas; Gen. M. T. Mc Miihou, of Now York; Gen. C. W. Itobcrts, of Maine, and Gen. George B. McClellan, of New Jersey. Secretary Frelinghuyson, in roeponss to an inquiry from the Chinese minister touching tho status of Chinese laborers white pacing through the country, Jms addressed him a Jotter advis ing him that the provisions of tho act of May G, 1SS2, do not prohibit the transit of Chinese laborers through tho United States while going to or from a third country. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. Dispatches from Nashvillo, Tenn., say that State Treasurer Polk has disappeared from his oiiice, and an examination of his accounts has discovered a deficit amounting to probably more than $360,000. This will up doubt account for the treasurer's sensitive regard for tho popular Bontiment when ho concluded not to pay tho January interest on the Stato bonds. Polk was electedas a Democrat six years ago, and served ono term without renewing his boud, which is only $100,000. He has at various times had largo sums of money in his possession, but no wrong was suspected. Two years ago tho Legis lature levied a tax to pay the interest on certain funded bonds, and the tax collected amounted to $000,000. Bi'fgre ho could pay this amount over to the creditors, parties opposed to the set tlement filed an injunction, and tho Supremo Court declared the act unconstitutional. Since then this money has been in tho treasurer's hands. Mr. Polk's clerk refuses to explain un til his chief is present, but admits that there is a deficit of at least $400,000. Partios who funded their bonds under the recent G0.6 act expected to gut their interest out of this sum, but on the 1st of January Mr. Polk refused to pay them, alleging that the people were opposed to tho money being appropriated in that way. Both branches of tho Legislature passed a reso lution authorizing the attachment of all of Polk's available assets and placing tho treasury in tho bauds of tho committee, and also taking steps for Polk's arrest. Polk left tho city threo days ago, and it is rumored that ho has gono to Mexico and South America. Marsh T. Polk is a nephew of. ex-President James K. Poll:, and consequently a member of one of tho first families in Tennessee. His disgrace falls heav ily upon his family, who have always moved in the best society, particularly his aunt, tho ven erable widow of James K. Polk, who resides here. Polk has ten securities, and they will bo held for $100,000, the amount of his bond. Tho examination of his books is in progress at tho capilol to-night, una tho indications aro that $400,000 will not cover tho 'amount of his shortage. Thcro may be sums of tho State'3 money deposited in banksr but if so it has not yet been found. Tho safe in his office was searched this evening and found to contain nearly $0,000. There is a difll-renco of $30,000 between Polk's books and tho books of a bank of this city. A San Antonio special, of tho 9th instant, says: Marsh T. Polk, tho absconding treasurer of Tennessee, was captured yesterday afternoon near Webb Station, eighteen miles from Rio Grande. Tho capturo was mado by officer Joe Sheely. Tho officer is noted for breaking up stage robbing in West Texas and sending soventeon offenders to the Chester (111.) penitentiary. Polk had obtained a horse, hav ing left tho cars at Webb Station with a view of reaching Mexico at an isolated point abovo Laredo. The officer was aided in making tho arrest by Pullman Palace Car Conductor Cook. After tho capturo officer Sheely at once tele graphed Governor Hawkins, of Tennessee, and then placed his prisoner on tho train and con veyed him to Laredo, where he was put in jail. Tho officer, with his prisoner, will arrive in this city at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning. Polk was traveling in disguise, but the method of escape ho adopted is regarded as very stupid, indicating that ho had no knowledge of tele graphic facilities of tho country nor of the char acter of the border officers. The Nowhall House, Milwaukee, was burned to the ground early yesterday morning. Tho inmates of the doomed building jumped by dozens from the upper stories, covering tho sido walk with lifeless bodies. The shrieks of tho unfortunates filled the air in a heartrending manner. The people below were unable to ren der any aid. Quite a number of tho terrified guests and employees of tho hotel appeared at the windows, aud seeing tho distance to tho ground, fell back to perish in tho flumes. The employees of tho hotel, which accommodated S00 guests, numbered eighty-six, mostly lodged in the sixth story. Exit by way of the roof was cut off by tho fire, and tho two stand pipes, with the firo ladders, were not availablo for tho same reason. It may safely bo said that sixty persons aro dead mid thirty seriously injured. The mayor has called a meeting to organize a salvage corps to search tho ruins. About a week ago the local board of underwriters was applied to to make a rate on the building that the local agencies might take risks thereon, as tho building was considered a death-trap and risks had been refused. Tom Thumb and party and tho Madison Squaro company aro all safe as far as learned. Mrs. John Gilbert, of tho Minnie Palmer troupe, married only two days ago, was burned to death in sight of tho multitude. A Groton, Conn., dispatch says: Geo. Avery, a grocer of this city, set a novel trap to catch the burglars who had soveral times robbed his store. Behind the counter, near tho money drawer, he dug a pit of generous dimensions, j especially as to its depth, which was no less j than seventeen feet. When he had completed i thisnovel burglar-catchingmachme ho adjusted the Iloor over it in such a way that the enter prising burglar who stepped on it would at once be tilted to the bottom of the pit. The (rap sprung during Monday night and worked like a charm, for Tuesday morning when Mr. Avery opened his storo, tho deluded burglar who had entered it was found stowed away seventeen ! feet from tho surface. Getting him out of the pit was a more difficult job than it had been to get him in, but he was finally brought to tho hurface. He gave his name as Henry Johnson, and said he hailed from New York. A Bethlehem, Pa., dispatch of the 9th inst., says : Shortly after two o'clock this afternoon a boiler explosion occurred at No. 1 blast fur nace of the Bethlehem Iron Co., resulting in tho death of four men and a woman, and in tho serious injury of several others. Ten boilers were located over the engine-house, at an elevation of thirty-five feet. Five of theso were forty inches in diameter and thirty-six feet in length, and the others wero smaller and wore used for heating purposes. Two of the largtst boilers exploded with terrific force, wrecking the interior of the onginc-hottso and demolish ing nearly half of the pattern shop adjoining the engine-house. Ono of tho boilers was carried through tho ventilator and broke through the roof of tho old null, and fell to tho ground. Of tho ten boilers only three wero left in posi tion. At Cohoes, N. Y., on the 5th instant, the roll ing mills, of Morrison, Coiwell & Page, which were said to have cost $-600,000, wore partly de stroyed by fire, the loss being variously esti mated from $130,000 to $300,000. Tiia workmen in tho rolling mills had not time to draw the fires from tho furnaces, aud tho iron in them will chill and compel the tearing out of a part of the furnaces. The firo originated in the wheel pit while the engineer was thawing it out. Tho flames wero soon communicated to tho Pilot Mills building, which was also de stroyed. There was a gasoline tank in this building, which exploded with terrific force, blowing down the walls. Tho firemen know that several barrels of oil had been placed in tho tank, and kept at a safe distance till after the explosion. The loss on this building i3 $100,000 and the insurance $75,000. A dispatch from Coultersville, 111., says .'that on Monday altemoon an explosion occurred iu tho coal mine of Jones &. Nesbit, near -there. Of twelve persons in tho mine at tho time, only two efccaped. Mason, tho foreman, was at the mouth of the shaft, and was badly hurt. A boy named Starr was uninjured. Threo blasts wero fired when the explosion occurred, crea ting great havoc in the mine and killing all the man in it except the two abovo named. Several attempts were made to descend tho sharft, but the smoke was so denso that nothing could be done until about 9 o'clock, when a party of miners efffjted an entrance, and after two hours dangerous work the budico, all dead, were brought to the surface. Two victims aro badly burned, but tho rest wore simply auffo catod and not mutilated in any way. St. Mary's Episcopal school for young ladies at Knoxville, 111., was burned to the ground early on the morning of tho 4th instant. Most of the one hundred scholars wero a&lccp when the flames wero discovered, and had barely time to escape when tho alarm was given, leaving their wardrobes and property. Many escaped by ladders. Miss Gillette, of Bnllaio, Illinois, had a leg broken, and Miss Hosford, of Du buque, was seriously injured by failing from a ladder. Two passenger trains on tho Burlington, Ce dar Rapids and Northern Railroad collided near Codar Falls, Iowa, Monday. Tho engines wero wrecked, and the property-car of the " Lights of London" Company, which was next to tho engine, was tek'S'ji'ped by the bnggage-iair. Four property-men in tho car wero severely injured. One, Thomas Scott, was killed. Tho scenery and property of tho troupe wore wrecked. The largo warehouse of Ovington Brothers, importers and dealers in china, glassware, and statuary, in Brooklyn, N. Y., was burned on Saturday, and tho loss of the firm is estimated at $200,000. The New Jerusalem Church wa3 damaged and Van Doon's photograph gallery was destroyed. The entiro lo?s by tho firo is $250,000. Tho loss is nearly covered by insur ance. During the last year 284 steamships and largo river steamboats were lost. Of these, 141 were stranded, 32 wero sunk by collision, 4 wero de stroyed by explosion, 52 foundered, 3 capsized, 2 wero burned, G wero sunk by ice, 7 were abandoned in a sinking condition, and 25 aro missing. Tho total number of lives lost was 2,002. It is reported that an effort will bo mado to have Circuit Attorney Harris, of St. Louis, im peached by the Missouri Souate, on tho charge of obstructing tho course of justice in refusing to let tho clothes of Colonel Slayback, who was killed by Colonel Cockenll, bo tukon before tho deposition court in the recent proceedings. E. J. Baldwin, the well-known California capitalist, nick-named "Lucky" Baldwin, was -hot in tho arm, on tho 4th inst., at tho Bald win Hotel, San Francisco, by a woman named Frances Baldwin, who claims to be his cousin, and to havo been wronged by him. POLITICAL. Gen. B. F. Butler was inaugurated Governor of Massachusetts on tho 4th inst. Tho new Governor was in full evening dress, with tho characteristic boquet in his button-hole. Ho walked proudly with a gold-head cane, and seemed to tako the applause of his friends as his just due. He seated himself at tho Speak er's desk and looked about him calmly over tho multitude of Indies, members of the Legislature and distinguished guests who filled ovcry part of the hall, in tho galleries and upon tho iloor of tho House. After tho first applause, which WU3 prolonged, President Crocker, of tho Sen ate, arose, and at 12:5G ho administered tho oath of office to tho Governor elect. As Gov. Butler signed his name with a business-liko dash to tho oath, there was a burst of most cordial applause and tho sound of cannon fired on tho common proclaimed tho ovent to the city. Secretary Peirco then mado a proclamation that Gen. Butler had been duly installed Governor, and warning all people, and especially the Stato officers, to tako due notice thereof. Renewed applauso followed this declaration. Immed iately after Olivor Ames w;is inaugurated as Lieutenant-Governor. Gov. Butler was then presented formally to tho Legislature and pro ceeded to read his address. The inaugural ad dress forms a document of 122 pages, mid, un like many state papers, cannot bocalleddry. It is, on tho contrary, ono of tho most interesting documents over penned by its versatilo author. In somo of its features it is spicy, and, while indicating in its make-up tho shrewdness of an experienced political tactician, contains much matter worth thinking over and examining into in other States than Massachusetts. The ?daino Legislature has elected tho follow ing officers: Joseph O. Smith, secretary of State ; Henry B. Cleaves, attornty-genoral, and George L. Beal. adjutant-general. Seven ex ecutive councillors wore also elected. Governor-elect Robio was inaugurated with tho usual ceremonies on tho 4th inst., and delivered his address. Ho reviews at lenth tho growth and development of tho agricultural ami me chanical interests of the St'ito, which ho con siders aro making gieat progress. Tho Stato stands fifteenth in the list of manufacturing States, tho manufacture of cotton taking tho lead. Tho value of farm products, including stock, indicates a large increaso over previous years, and there is reason to believe that tho more hardy emigrants may bo led to largely develop the State. Ho says it is a gratifying fact that shipbuilding has been revived in Maine, and this should roceivo tho fostering care of Congress, lie favors a still more lilieral educational system, particulaily in tho agricul tural districts. Tho total bonded debt of tho Stato, less tho sinking fund, is $1,178,715, a decrenso of $1SG,818. Savings banks show an increase of deposits over 1SS1 of over $3,000,000. Tho annual message of Governor Crittenden, of Missouri, declares tho finances of the Stato in a satisfactory condition, and reviews tho Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad litigations, and asks for an appropriation to defray tho expenses of further prosecution of the State claim. sOn tho tcpic of outlawry, nftor re viewing tho exploits of tho James 'gang and citing his proclamation offering a large reward for their apprehension, tho Governor says: ''Tho results which followed so closely upon its issuance furnish ample vindication of tho policy which inspired it." Somo 250 Domocrats of Massachusetts colo brated tho soveuty-soventh anniversary of General Jackson's victory at New Orleans in a dinner at the Revere Houso. Governor But ler was one of the guests. Tho Now York county Democracy celebrated the anniversary of New Orleans by a meeting in the Cooper Union Monday night. Telegrams wero received from tho Hon. J. G. Carlisle, nf Kentucky, and Hon. A. S. Hewitt, regretting their inability to attend. The annual message of Governor Hubbard, of Minnesota, calls attention to a deficit in tho public funds growing out of expenses of tho Cox trial, rebuilding tho capitol and interest on adjustment bonds. Tho Stato treasurer's report shows overdraft of $142,800, which uses up tho surplus and leaves nothing for current expenses. The supremo court of Ohio overruled tho motion of James E. Campbell for a writ of mandamus to count tho voto in tho seventh congressional district of that Stato for II. L. Morey and Henry L. Mory for different per sons, so that Morey (Republican) holds tho certificate. Tho California Legislature met Monday. Geo. W. Glick was inaugurated Governor of Kansas. J. D. Judkins was elected President of tho Ar kansas Senate, and W. C. Bailey, Speaker of the House. A United States Senator will be elected on the lGth inst. John B. Manning, Democrat, was elected mayor of Buffalo, N. Y., receiving 11.03G votes, to 7,321 for Robert R. Hefferd, Republican. Tho voto was somo 8,000 less than in 18S1, when Mayor Clove-land was elected r personal. The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher announces his intention to complete his "Life of Christ.'' Tho Circuit Court at Chicago has granted Mrs. Georgo Scoville a decrco of divorce from her husband. The remains of John Howard Payne, tho author of" Home, Sweet Home," which Mr. Corcoran of this city proposes to inter hero at his own ex pense, left Tunis for Marseilles, France, on Sat urday last. Tho postmaster of Savannah, Georgia, while distributing tho mail of his office soveral days ago turned up a registered letter bearing a ten cent confederate stamp with tho portrait of Jefferson Davis. The letter was mailed by a merchant in Wiregrass, Georgia, for another merchant in Atlanta and had safely run tho gauntlet of two United States postmasters. The Marquis of Lome aud tho Princess Louiso havo left Santa Barbara, California, for the East. They will .stop at Tucson, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Richmond, Va. From Rich mond they will go to Charleston, whore Prin cess Louise will embark for the Bermudas to remain until Slay. The Marquis will go on to Washington for a fow days, thence to Quebec, where he will open Parliament about Feb. 1. The consent of twenty-eight standing com mittees has been received for tho consecration of Rev. Hugh Miller Thompson, of New Or leans, lately elected assistant bishop of tho Diocese of Mississippi. This, being a majority of tho forty-eight dioceses of tho Episcopal Church of the United States, is all the canon requires. Evidence of this consent was for warded to-day to Bishop Smith, presiding Bishop of the church, who will communicate tho same to all bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States, in order to get their con sent. Ex-Senator Lob M. Morrill died at Augusta, Me., yesterday morning. Ho was born at Bel grade, Me., in 1815, and beginning tho pructico of law in 1839. ho entered the Maine Legisla ture in 1851. He was governor of his State in 1858, 1859, and JMiO, and in 1801 was chosen to fill out the term in tho United States Senate of Hannibal Hamlin, who had been raised to tho Vice Presidency. He served the full term, ending in 18(19, and then succeeded William Pitt Fessenden, but resigned in 1877 to become Secretary of tho Treasury. On retiring from that, post ho was appointed to tho collectorship of the port of Portland. For weak lungs, spitting of blood, shortness of breath, consumption, night sweats and all lingering coughs, Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical ' Discovery" is a sovereign remedy. Superior to cod liver oil. By drugjjista. THE WORK OF CONGRESS. Passage of the Presidential Succession Bill by the Senate. SHERMAN'S WHISKY BILL. The Civil Service Reform Bill Passes tlie Senate. In tho Senate, on Thursday, the 4th instant, the internal revenue bill was reported, for ab stract, sco capital topics, and a resolution was adopted directing the Secretary of War to re port, as soon as possible, tho number, caliber, weight aud value of all condemned cast-iron cannon not already disposed of. By unanimous consent tho West Point appro priation bill was then taken up and passed. Tho unfinished business, the Porter bill, was laid bofore the Senate. After a brief discussion it was unanimously agreed that tho bill should bo sot down for further consideration on Thurs day next, after tho morning business, and that tho voto on its passage should be taken at 2 o'clock on that day. Tho Senate then, on Mr. Sherman's (O.) mo tion, by a vote of 33 yea3 to 1G nays, took up the. bonded whisky bill. Mr. Halo (Me.) moved to amend so as to limit the proposed extension of time to whisky en tered beforo January 1, 1851. The amendment was rejected after debate by a voto of 17 to 24. Mr. Hale then offered another amendment, providing that any bond taken under tho pro visions of tho act shall be for nn amount suffi cient to cover all taxes duo and any accrued or accruing interest upon tho same. Agreed to. The bill was then passed by a vote of 23 yeas to 20 nays. FRIDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, on Friday, the 5th instant, on motion of Mr. Mahone, ( Va.,) a resolution was adopted instructing the Secretary of tho Treas ury to send to the Senate a statemont showing tho numbor and size of the farms or plantations in Virginia sold under the act of 1862 for tho collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary States, tho prices realized, the persons to whom they wero sold, and tho amount of money re ceived from tho sales above the taxes, and now in tho treasury. The presidential succession bill then came up as the unfinished business. Mr. Hoar (Mass.) spoko briefly in support of the bill, saying that tho scheme which it em bodied was tho ono urged strongly by tho Houso of Representatives under tho lead of Madison in 1792, when the original legislation on this subject was enacted. Mr. Garland (Ark.) also ndvocated tho bill. In tho course of his remarks ho expressed the opinion that the President's term of office ought to be made six years. Mr. Edmunds ( Vt.) moved that tho bill bo re committed to tho Committee on tho Judiciary with instructions to report, as soon as may bo, a bill to further provide and regulate tho du ties of tho President of tho United States by tho President of tho Senate pro tempore and tho Speaker of tho Houso of Representatives, re spectively, in case of a vacancy in both tho offices of President and Vice-President of tho United States, and for tho administration of tho duties of tho office of President of tho United States in casts in which thcro shall bo nt the time being neither a President of tho Senate ino tempore nor a Speaker of tho Houso of Representatives. Mr. Blair (N. H.) offered an amendment pro viding that the Cabinet officers named, (in suc cession,) instead of acting as President in the coses contemplated in the bill, shall so act only until Congress can como together and provide by law for filling tho Prcsidencj'. Mr. Jones (Fla.) offered an amendment pro viding that no Cabinet officer shall succeed to the acting Presidency who would not bo eligi ble for election as President. Tho Sonata adjourned without action on tho amendments. SATURDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, on Saturday, the Gth inst., tho bilj. to afford reiiof to Congress and the Execu tive Departments by referring claims to a court of claims for decision was taken up. Mr. Gar land (Ark.) said ho knew nothing that was more needed than such relief, but ho doubted whother this bill would give it. Thcreforo ho moved to strike out section 4, which provides that in any case of a claim for supplies taken by or furnished to tho army or navy during tho war the petition chall aver that tho person who furnished such supplies or from whom they were taken was loyal, and making the question of loyalty a jurisdictional fact. This provision, he said, would work iu many cases an absolute denial of justice.- The bill was discussed until 2 o'clock, when the presidential succession bill came up. Tho question was on Mr. Edmund's motion to send tho bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions to report a bill based on the existing law. Mr. Lnpham (N. Y.) said this bill opened up tho whole question of succession in the dis charge of the duties of tho presidential offico, and it was fortunate that the subject could now be discussed free from the excitement and em barrassment which surrounded it at tho time of the shooting of President Garfield. In his (Lapham's) judgment tho inability of Presi dent Garfield began when tho assassin's 6hot had beon fired, and the Vice-President would havo had a right to assume the performance of tho duties and powers of tho ofliee at that time, and the fact that he had forborne to do so was a sufficient answer to tho intimations made in somo quarters that ho had been disposed to grasp at the power and emoluments of the pres idency. Mr. Jones (Fla.) asked Mr. Lapham whether the Vice-President was to judge of tho exist ence of such an "inability" on tho part of tho President as would justify him iu assuming tho duties of t lie office. Mr. Lnpham replied, by the exprcs3 terms of tho Constitution and as a matter of necessity tho Vice-President was to bo tho judge in such a case; and if, after tho inability of President Garfield began, a necessity had arisen for issu ing a proclamation like that issued in April, Ibiil, and tho Vice-President had refused to jssuc it, he could have been impeached for such refusal. He was not bound to tako any other o.ith than tho ono administered to him as tho Vice-President, and if ho (Mr. Lapham) hud been in Mr. Arthur's placo ho would havo de clined to tako an j' other oath. Mr. Hoar (Mass.) asked him whether, upon his theory, he would. not feel bound to dcclino also to receive tho salary provided by law ex pressly for tho President of tho United States? Laughter. Mr. Lapham said yes he would havo drawn tho salary and given it to Mrs. Garfield if tho American peoplo had not provided for her so generously. Monday's proceedings. In the Senate, on Monday, the 8th inst., Mr. Van Wyek (Nob.) introduced a bill to repeal so much of the law of August last :is provided fbr the establishment of post-routes fioin Niobara to Dcadwood and from Chamberlain to Rapid City. In connection with tho bill he of fered a resolution directing the Postmaster General to suspend or withdraw approval of contracts for mail service on these routes until the bill should havo been disposed of. Tho bill to prohibit the use of tho Capitol for other than legitimate purposes was reported by Mr. Rollins (Vt.) from tho Committee on the District of Columbia, and was passed. .A I the close of the morning hour tho un finished business, tho bill to afford relief to Congress and the Departments in investigating claims, came up. Mr. Drawn (Ga.) addressed tho Senate in favor of the general principlo of the bill. At 2 o'clock the presidential succession bill came up as the unfinished business. The bill was discussed at longlh bv Senators Reck ( Kv.), Dawes (Mass.), Sherman" (Ohio), Elair (N. If.), Jones (Fla.), and Edmunds (Vt.) Without reaching n vote, tho Senate at 5:30 adjourned. TUESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In tho Senate on Tuesday, the 9th instant, on motion of Mr. Vest, (Mo.,) a resolution was adopted directing the Secretary of the Interior to transmit to the Senate copies of all letters or other communications in his Department iu regard to tli o contract made with certain par ties concerning the Yellowstone National Park, especially any olhcial correspondence with the superintendent of the park in regard to tho J propriety oi leasing tli same. A joint relation wan adopted to authoriza Ensign L IC. Reynolds, U. S. N., to accept the decoration of the Royal Imperial Order of Francis Joseph from the Etoporyr of Austria in acknowledgment of his heroic conduct in saving tho lives of the crew of an Austrian bark in lb79. At 2 o'clock tho Senate resumed tho consid eration of the presidential succession bill. The question was on the amendment offered some days since by Mr. Morgan (Ala.) striking out the provision that the Cabinet officer be coming acting President shall continue so to act until the end of the regular term, and pro viding instead that ho shall act only until a President shall havo been elected or tho va cancy is otherwise lawfully filled. The amend ment was agreed to. Mr. Ingalls (111.) offered aa amendment pro viding that whenever the powers and duties of the presidency devolvo upon any of the officers named, if Congress bo not then in session or within twenty days of its next regular session, it shall bo the duty of the acting President to convene Congress by proclamation, giving twonty days' notice of the time of meeting. Agreed to. An amendment offered last week by Mr. Morgan, striking out tho provision repealing the existing law providing for a new election in case of tho death, resignation, or inability of the President and Vicc-Presidont, wa3 agreed to yeas 23, nays 21. The bill was then passed yeas 40, nays 13. WEDNESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In tho Senate, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., in connection with the presentation of petitions for tho passage of the bill to give increased pensions to one-armed and one-legged soldiers, Mr. Piatt (Conn.) said that the Committee on Pensions had been unable to arrive at a con clusion on this subject at its last meeting, owing to tho absenco of the chairman on ac count of sickness in his family, but hoped to report very soon. Mr. Fryo (Me.) introduced a joint resolution to provide for tho termination of articles 18 to 25 inclusivo and article 30 (the fisheries arti cles) of tho treaty between the United States and Great Britain concluded at Washington, May 8, 1871, and moved its reference to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr. Frye discussed the provisions contained in tho treaty for its own termination, and said he doubted whether we could even give the notice until tho expiration of the full term of ten years from the time these articles went into operation, which would bo in July next. At the close of the morning hour tho Senate took up the tariff bill. house. THURSDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the House, on Thursday, the 4th inst., the army appropriation bill was taken up and passed. It contains tho provision for the gradual abolition of tho pay corps of tho army. The provision as to tho transportation of army and army supplies remains unchanged. Mr. Kasson (la.), chairman of the committee on civil-Eervico reform, reported back Senate bill to regulate and improve tho civil service of tho United States. At the conclusion of the reading there were loud cries of " Vote," and Mr. Kasson moved tho previous question. It was carried by a storm of " ayes," ami 1 applause. Debate was limited to thirty minutes, Mr. Reagan (Tore.) making tho principal speech in opposition to tho bill. The bill was then passed yeas 155, nays 47. Tho following is tho voto in detail: Yens Aldrich, Anderson, Barr, Bayne, Beach, Belford, Belmont, I3eltzhoo'er, Berry, Bingham, Bi&bee, Blaucharu, Bowman, Bragg, Briggs, Bnck, Buckner, Burrow, (Mich.,; Burrows, (Mo.,) Butter worth, Calkins, Campbell, Candler, Cannon, Car lisle, Cnipenter, Casuly, Caswell, Chace, Clark, Cobb, Cox, (N. Y.,) Cox, (X. C) Crapo, Cravens, Cullen, Curtis, B.ivis, (Mo.,) JDeering, Demotte, Deuster, Dcemlorf, Dinglcy, Ennentrout, Urrett, Farwell, (la..) Fisher, Flower, Ford, Frost, George, UodMmlk, Croul, Guenther, Gunter, ITall. Ham mond, (2. Y.,) Hardy. Hnrmer, Harris, (Mass-.,) Ilaseltine. Haskell, Hatch, Hepburn, Herbert, Hewitt, (N'. Y..) Hewitt, (Ala.,) Hill, Hbcock, Hitt, IIoMitzclt, Holnian, Iiouck, Humphrey, Jacobs, Jueiwin, Jones, (Tex.,) Jones, (X, J.,) Jorgenaon, Knbson, Kolley, Ketcbam, Klotz, Lacey, Lewis, "Lindsey, Lord, Malson, McClme, McCook, IMcKin lcy, MeLane, McLean, Miles, Miller, Morey, Morri son, ?.IorMJ, Moulton, Mutchler, Xenl, Nolan, Is'or croas, O'Neill, l'ayson, Feele, Peirce, Pettibone, Phelps, Pound, Ranney, Beed, Itiee, (Mass.,) IJicli, Richardson, (N. Y.,) Ritchie, Robeson, Kobinson, (Mass.,) Robinson, (N. Y.,) Bosccrans, Ryan, Sco ville. Scranton, Sherwin, Singleton, (Miss.,) Skin ner, Smith, (Pa.,) Smith, (X. Y.,) Spcer, Spooner, Springer, Stockslager, Talbott, Taylor, Tompson, (Ky.,) Tompson, (la.,) Townsend, (Ohio, Tyler, Up degraff, TJrner, Vance, Van Acnmm, Van Horn, Wudvorth, Wait, Walker, Ward, Washburn, Wnt son, Weber, Williams (Wis.,) Willis, Willits, Wil ton, and W. A. Wood, (X. Y.) Xaj- Aikin.Atherton, Atkins, Blackburn, Bland, Blis?, Blount, Brnniin, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clem ents, Culberson, Dunn, Forney, Garrison, Geddes, Hammond, (Ua.,) Hardonburg, Hoge, Hubbs, Jvenna, Kin, Knott, Leedom, Lefovre, Manning, Marsh, McKenzic, MeMillcn. Mills, Moore, Oates, Reagan, Robinson, (Ohio.) Ross. Smalls, Sparks, Steele, Tbonias, Turner, (Gn.,) Turner, (Ky.,) Up son.Warner.Welbom, Whitthorne, Williams, (Ala.,) and Wise, of Virginia, FKIDAY'S rKOCEEDIXGS. In the House, on Friday, tho 5th inst., tho session was devoted to the consideration of tho District of Columbia appropriation bill. In Committee of the Whole, Mr. Ketchum (N. Y.), 'who has charge of tho bill,) stated that tho amount proposed to be appropriated was $3,443, 847, being ifSl.G-12 less than the estimates aud $27,991 lessathan tho amount appropriated for the current year. Tho bill was substantially the same as tho present law ; but somo offices were abolished or consolidated, and tho ma chinery of tho District government was gener ally simplified without doing injustice to any interest. On motion of Mr. Mills (Tex.), an amendmont was adopted leaving it in tho dis cretion of the District Commissioners to sub stitute other illuminating material for gas in lighting tho District. Tho committee then rose, reported tho bill to the House, and it was passed. Among tho bills introduced aud referred was ono granting condemned cannon to G. D. Dailey Post, No. 200, Department of New York. BATUKDAY'S IUJOCEEDIXG9. In the House, on Saturday, the Gth inst., Mr. Steele (Ind.) reported a bill to cqualizo soldiers', sailors' and marines' bounties, which was re ferred to tho committee on payment of pen sions, bounties and back pay. The annual pen sion appropriation bill was. also reported. Tho amount appropriated for tho fiscal year ending Juno 30th, 13d 1, is .$31,000,000. Mr. Page (Cal.) raised the question of con sideration in favor of the shipping bill, and tho Houso determined by a voto of 103 yeas to S3 nays to consider it. The bill was read, and Mr. Pago gave a statement of the labors of tho joint shipping commission. Mr. Cox (N. Y.) delivered n carefully-prepared speech in support of tho bill. Mr. Dinglcy (Me.) said that it was a humiliat ing fact that tho carrying trade of tho United States was rapidly decreasing and tho Ameri can flag w:is dissappearing from tho sea. Ono of tho causes was tho radical change from woodou to iron ships, for as long as tho trade of tho world was carried in wooden bottoms tho United States had an advantage of other na tions. MONDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. Under tho call of States the following, among other bills, were introduced aud referred : By Mr. Anderson, (Kan.,) to create tho postal telegraph of tho United States Ky Mi Holman, (Ind.,) in regard to claims against the United States. It provides that any officer of tho United States or other person who shall knowingly present any voucher, ac count, or claim to any ollicor of tho United States which shall contain any material misrep resentations of fact, shall not be entitled to pay or credit for anj' part of said vouchor. By Mr. Robinson, (N. Y.,) to roduco letter postago to ono cent. By Mr. Thompson, (la.,) granting tho uso of tentu to the Kenton County (la.) Soldiers' As sociation. Mr. Murch, (Me.,) as a qucstiou of privilege, offered a resolution for the appointment of a special committee of five members to investi gate the charge mado on tho floor that John Bailey, Chief Clerk of tho Houso, was act ing in tho interest of tho Washington Gas-light Company and in liuencing Congressional action. Tho resolution wao adopted. A bill was passed punishing larceny from tho person in the District of Columbia by impris onment for not more than six years, or by fine not exceeding $1,000, or both. Tho House then proceeded to the further con sideration of tho shipping bill, and was ad dressed by Mr. Reagan, (Tex.,) Mr. McLano, (Md.,) and Mr. Candler, (Mass.) TUESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the House, on Tuesday, tho 9th inst., the shipping bill was further discussed by Messrs. Uisbeo (Fla.), Springer (O.), Hammond (Ga.), MeLane (Md.), Spoor (Ga.), Henman (Ind.) and Robeson (N. J.) On motion of Mr. Crapo (Mass.), the section prohibiting thy payment of advance wuges to seamen was amended o as not to apply to sea men iu the whaling business. The bill then went over without further action. Semite amendments to tho diplomatic and consular appropriation bill were non-con- curred in, and a conference committee was ap pointed. WEDNESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In tho House, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., Mr. Cacpenter, (la.,) from tho Committee oa Agriculture, roported back the agricultural ap propriation bill, with Senate amendments, and. recommending concurrence in somo and non concurrence in others of said amendments. The report was agreed to. Tho same report was made and tho same ac tion was taken in regard to tho Indian appro priation bill. The Houso then resumed the consideratips of the shipping bill. 8 Mr. Candler (Mas3.) offered an amendment to como in at the end of tho section, providing that it 6hall bo lawful, however, for any sea man to stipulate in his shipping agreement for tho allotment of any portion of the wages which he may earn to his wife, father, mother, grand father, grandmother, child, grandchild, brother, or sister, or to any savings bank for tho benofic of sick seaman, and to no other person or cor poration. Adopted. THE OLD WORLD. Something About "What is Goln? on in Other Lands Than Ours. Tho Inman Lino steamer City of Brussels, whilo Hearing Liverpool, was run down and sunk in the English Channel, Sunday, during a dense fog. Ten persons were drowned, in cluding two passengers. General Chanzy, a distinguished French officer and life Senator, ia dead. Senor Sagasta is forming a new uni versity in Spain. Mr. Gladstone's physician havo warned him that ho must havo rest. Baron Blanc, secretary-general of foreign affairs in Italy, has resigned. Sir Charles Dilke has been re-elected to Parliament. M. Tissot, French ambassador at London, has resigned. Tho negotiations between Franco and Eng land with relation to Egypt have terminated. The Czar has found in his bedroom a letter demanding tho commencement of prominent! reforms. A collection of documents relating to Benjamin Franklin has been purchased in England by tho United States and handed to Mr. Lowell, the American minister. The owners of tho Kirby Hall, which ran down and sank the City of Brussels, havo lodged a claim for 0,000 damages, aad the owners of the City of Brussels claims 160,000 damages. Mr. Gladstone will visit the south of Europe for his health. Tho Reichstag met yesterday and considered tho floods in Germany and tho im portation of American pork. Tho floods aro increasing in Hungary and subsiding along the. Rhine and the Main. Fifteen thousand marks havo been received in Frankfort from Ner York. Emperor William has contributed 600,000 marks for the relief of the sufferers by the floods. GAMBETTA'S OBSEQUIES. His Hemains Followed to tlio Grave by 300,000 Citizens. Tho greatest demonstration ever witnessed in Franco at the funeral of a statesman was seen on Saturday last at the obsequies of Leon Ganibetta, at which all France assisted, and certainly over 300,000 people followed tho re mains of the dead statesman to his temporary resting placo in Pere la Chaise. The spectacle was without precedent in tho history of tho republic, and so great was the crowd which thronged to do honor to the memory of the dead that after eight o'clock in the morning all traffic on the south side of the Seine waj stopped, and all that part of the city was given up to the habiliments of mourning and the Solemn cele bration of the last rites. It wo3 10:30 o'clock beforo the body of Gani betta was borne from the Palais Bourbon and deposited on tho funeral car, amid the booming of cannon and the beating of drums. The pall bearers, M. Fallieres, minister of the interior; M. Billot, minister of war; M. Brisson, presi dent of tho chamber ; M. Peyrat. vice-president of tho senate; M. Metivier, representing the electors of Belleville ; M. Falateur, representing tho bar of Paris; M. Sirecs, mayor of Cahors, tho birthplace of Ganibetta; Dr. Fienzel and Deputy Etienne, representing tho family, and Martin Feuillet, president of the Union Repub licaine, followed tho body and stood with un covered heads while it was being placed in the car, as did the large throng of deputations and tho populace who hovered around the Palais Bourbon. Tho car which took tho body off Ganibetta to Pere la Chaise was specially de signed for this servico by MM. Becher and Bastien Lepage, the artist. Ic is an immenso catafalque, moving on low black wheels, which aro streaked with silver. "Tho coffin was cov ered with tri-colored flags, and at its base wore heaped up mounds of garlands and bouquets. The catafalque was surmounted by an immenso palm tree, whose wide-spread branches shaded the coffin from the rays of tho sun. At tho four corners of the casket vases wero affixed, in which were burning perfumes which shrouded tho coffin in sweet-smelling vapor during the entire time occupied by the procession in its ' march to the cemetery. This magnificent funeral car, which is a finer specimen of art than even that which boro tho remains of Thiers to the grave, was drawn by six black horses, and the platform was literally covered with wreaths, bouquets and loose flowers. The procession started from the Palais Bour bon as soon as the body had been deposited oa? the car. In front of the car, on a platform borne by twelve men, was tho colossal bust of Ganibetta, surrounded by flowers. Preceding this wero threo chariots, richly decorated and drawn by black horses caparisoned in sabla trappings, in which were borne tho crown3 and garlands sent by the different cities and towns of France. In front of theso chariots wero carriages containing tho relatives and friend3 of Gumbotia, the representatives of President Grovy, the ministers, and the generals of tho French army. The catafalque reached the entrance to Pero la Chaise at 1:30 p. m., threo hours after start ing from tho Palais Bourbon. The coffin wa3 placed at the entrance of the cemetery, anil M. Doves, minister of justice, made a short address on behalf of the government. M. Chaffour spoke on behalf of tho Alsace-Lorraine societies of Paris. M. Falateuf spoke on behalf of tho bar of Paris. After the speeches tho procession and the crowd passed around tho body, aud at 3:30 p. m. the coffin was carried into the cemetery, which was closed to tho public. Tho casket was placed in its temporary resting-place, and tho erovd3 then dispersed. M. Gamhetta's father has consented, in deference to tho re peatedly expressed wishes of his son, to permit the funeral at Nice to be a private one. M. Reinach, tho intimate personal friend o M. Ganibetta, publishes a detailed account off the latter's wound, intended to dispel various falsities. M. Gambetta, ho states, was tryiug a new revolver, when tho breach stuck fast, owing to one of the cartridges not fitting properly. Holding the pistol by tho muzzle, ho endeavored to closo the breeeh forcibly when the cartridge exploded. Tho lady whe has recently been prominently mentioned, so far from being tho cause of tho accident, nursed him devotedly for thirty-four days. Governor Cullom, of 111., in his annual me3 sago, estimates the number of persons in chari table institutions in tho State at 150,000. Of 5,000 insane persons only 2,000 are provided for iu Stato institutions. The Legislature is asked to give this fact consideration. The estimated amount necessary to bo raised by taxation for State uses for tho next two years is $3,631.000 ; for public schools $2,000,000. Tho Illinois Cen tral Railroad fund is estimated at $3,000,00 and tho surplus from former levies is to be dif ducted from this amount. IIo rccoinniene"fi5 legislation in the interest of permanent roads, and for tho revision of the criminal code and practice acts, especially tho jury law. Ho also recommends a constitutional amendment giving tho Executivo power to veto single items in appropriation bills. ' Fonulo Complaints." Dr. E. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. : Dear Sir I was sick for six years, and could scarcely walk about tho house. My breath wa3 short and I suffered from pain in my breast aud stomach all tho. time; also from palpitation and an internal fever, or burning seusation, aud experienced frequent smothering or chok ing sensations. I also suffered from pain low down across my bowels and in my back, and was much reduaed in flesh. I have used your 'Golden Medical Discovery" and "Favorite Prescription," and feel that I am well. Very respectfully, DELILAH B. McMILLAN, Arlington, Ga. Taken at bis word : " Don't you think, Clara, that you could love mo a littlo?" And Clara answered, with her most engaging smile: "Yes, Fred, i very littlo." Boston Transcript,