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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. G., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1883.
5- 0 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK. Millions of Properly Destroyed by Hie Floods in the West. THE HARVEST OF DEATH. Events at tlie Capital and in the Departments. The special committee on improvement of the Mississippi Ei ver has agreed upon a report. Tho committee is divided into three subcommittees on jetties, outlets, and general improvement. On jetties, the report will bo unanimously in favor ; on outlets, there -wore six against and three in favor; on goucral improvement, there was a unanimous expression in favor of contin uing the works at Plum Point and Providence Peach, with auxiliary works at Memphis and Vicksburg. On the question of levccs"as im provement to low-water navigation," six voted against, Messrs. Thomas and Ellis in favor, and Mr. Carlisle reserved his vote. The majority believe that in this matter it will be better to await the further operation of the works at Plum Point and Providence Reach. It is un derstood the committee will favor an appropri ation for work below Cairo of $2,300,000. Mr. CockreH'sbill to promoto the commercial relations of the United States with Central and South America, introduced in the Senate, pro vides for the appointment of a special commis sioner, who shall visit Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador. Nicaragua, Costa Eica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Buenos Ayres, Chili, Uruguny, Paraguay, and Brazil, and collect information useful in extending trade and in strengthening the relations of this country with those mentioned; also to ascer tain the "feelings and inclinations" of the peo ple of those countries with reference to railway intercommunication between themselves and the United States. The commissioner is to re ceive $10,000 a year and pay his own bills. Mr. Belfoid ,has offered a duplicate of this bill in the House. Under date of the 12th insfc., the Secretary of the Interior decided in tho case of Julia D. Graham against tho Hastingind Dakota Bail road Company, that a homestead entry made by a soldier in the service of tin? United States, pursuant to tho provisions of tho act of March 21, 1SG1, of lands within the limits of a railroad grant, such entry having been extant at tho date of the grant, is prima facie valid (although alleged by tho company to bo void ah initio,) and except such lauds from tho operation of the railroad grant; and that in the adminis tration of the homestead laws as amended by the act of June 8, 1S72, tho soldiers services should be considered as equivalent to all in terests and purposes to a residence for the same period upon the tract as entered. A lGtter from the Secretary of the Interior has been laid before the House in regard to cer tain money due to the Cherokee Indians under the provisions of the treat' es of 1835 and 1816. According to Secretary Teller's computations the amounts due.are as follows: To tho eastern branch of the Cherokee nation in North Caro lina $421,053, with interest at five per cent, from September 22, 1851 ; and to the western branch in the Indian Territory $334,297, with interest from July 12, 1833. The President sent tho following nominations to the Senate on Monday : Emory Speer to be United States attorney for the northern district of Georgia ; Joshua B. Hill to bo United States marshal for eastern district of North Carolina ; Win. H. H. Clayton to be United States attor ney for western district of Arkansas ; Root. G. Dyrcnforth, of Illinois, to be Assistant Commis sioner of Patents; James JL Teller, of Ohio, to bo secretary of the Territory of Dakota. The clause of tho legislative appropriation bill requiring the department clerks to work eight hours a day has been stricken out. Mr. Cannon has introduced a separate bill, requir ing the departments to be kept open eight hours, but it will have, to tako its placo on the calendar, and there is not much chance that it will over be reached. Tho bill introduced in tho House bv Mr. Has kell, of Kansas, relative to invasion of the In dian Territory, proposes an amendment of the Revised Statutes so as to provide for tho im prisonment for two years at hard labor of any person convicted of invasion, with a provision against its application to immigrants peaceably passing through the Territory. In the House recently. Bepresentative Bliss, of New York, presented a petition of ex-Union soldiers and sailore, praying for the passage of a bill to pension soldiers and sailors of the late war who were confined in so-called Confederate prisons. Th'e petition was referred to the Com mittee on Pensions. , The Senate Judiciary Committee has practi cally agreed to report a bill appropriating $150,000 to pay General Leo for the Arlington property, the Government to bo responsible for back taxes, and that General Lee's counsel have consented to accept this sum. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. The overflowing of the Ohio River at Cincin nati ad other points this week caused millions of dollars worth of damage. At Cincinnati at one timo the river was nearly seventy feet high, and submerged all tho lower portions of the city. Steam ferry and street railway com munications with the Kentucky side was cut o:i'. The stock yards were submerged and hun dreds of head of cattle drowned. The gas works were partly under wator, cutting off the supply of gas, and but one engine of the water works could be run. Immense quantities of merchandize stored in collars of wholesalo Iijujis have liecn ruined. Subscriptions are L. ing raised for the sufferers. At Louisville pr?al lo was ah?o sustained. It is estimated tLat at Shipping Port and Portland J,S00 peO p'e are homi'lcw. It is impossible as yet to ap proximate the loss. The dam protecting the Jo Irnds in the eastern part of Louisville broke early Tuesday morning, letting sixty fret of water upon, l.veuty blacks of dwellings. 1 he sscae which followed was indescribable. It is reported that thirty lives were lost. Tho hjiisrs inundated were as a rule small, and i.wiily occupied by poor people. A dispatch fr!in Cincinnati says that on Tuesday morning ti.t. freight depot of the Sou-hern Railroad be cum ttndcrunncl by the water and suddenly w .. :it down. A large crowd of people were then at the time lookijg at the flood. It is impossi ble at yei to ascertain the number drowned, but the Iojb of life it is feared has been very la:je. A dbmnteh from Rawlins, Wyoming Terri tory, tjiys: A oon-ii which left Pacific Springs, on tke 3woewter Stage line, recently, wx caught in a. terrible snow storm. The coach vgi abandoned, and tie occupants started hack on foot to the station. The driver, W. J. Stew art, was iuud frozen to death standing in the stum', and Thomas ocoti, superintendent of the l-m wat. aim found standi lye straight up in the snow, frozen so that he couid not move. Ho will lose his hands and feel. W. V. Stark, a lassenger, has not yet been found. They were o"r three days and nights. Another stage driver was badly frozen. He reports t;ro feet of snow on the level and cattle starving. This stage line runs from Green River, on the Union Pa cHc Railway, to Tort Washakie, Wyoming, through tho south puss of tho Rocky Moun tains. In a tenement house in St. Louis, on tho Sth inst., Henry Droer, a German teamster, cut his wife's throat with a razor and thou his own. The two corpses were discovered next morning in the middle of the three rooms which the fainilly occupied. The body of the wife lay on the bed, the covering of which was soaked with blood. The man's body was ou tho floor. Five little children slept in the rooms, one in the bed with the couple. One of the children got up, took tho laby out of tho bloody bed in which its mother lay into his, changed its in, aad then went to sleep. Tho cause of the tihiicdy is supposed to have been jealousy. I reer was a hard-working man and had accu mulated $8,000, but continually ill-treated his v.fe, who on one occasion left him. A sonsatlon has been created in New York by the arrest ol Wis. T. McGrath, a lawyer; Patrick Cunningham, registering clerk in the office of tiie commissioner of jurors; Alfred J. KoegM", deputy commissioner of jurors, and Jametf-X. Jarvis, asaistaut deputy commisiouer of juror. McGrath is accused of havingbribed the other three to leave the names of certain citizen? eff the jury lists, and tho threo others are accused of having accepted bribos. If tho charges against the four men are proved true it will be shown that for a number of years thou sands of citizens of New York, including many conspicuous people, have escaped jury duty by the payment of sums greatly in excess of tho fine imposed by law for non-attendance. The profits of this business Commissioner of Jurors Caulficld puts at $100,000 a year. A dispatch from Seattle, W. T., says the steamer Gem left that port on Friday morning with hay and other freight for Port Gamble, Scabrc. and Union City. When five miles out from Port Madison, fire was discovered in tho hay and tho boat was headed for the shore. After lashing the wheel a lifeboatvas got into tho water, but in threo minutes got adrift. The Chinese cook and two deck hands were drowned, as well as F. C. Vickcry, a teacher at theSkokomish Indian reservation, and his wife by jumping into the water. Capt. Williamson cast anchor and kept tho craft's head to tho wind, keeping the bow free from lire. Those on board were taken off by boats from the shore. A dispatch from Little Rock, Ark., says : When tho Creek orphan money was distributed among the tribe, one of the Euchees band re ceived $2,000. The man's good luck drovtfhim crazy, and on tho following morning beforo daylight ho shot two of his companions, Kida Brown and John Buck, through the head while they were sleeping. In tho attempt to capture tho lunatic, Jiui Barrett was mortally wounded. Tho Indian then took shelter under a wagon and defended himself with firearms. It being impossible to capture him, he was killed by :i volley. The main building of Hamline University, situated midway between Minneapolis aud St. Paul, Minn., built in 1875 at a cost of $60,000, and owned by the Methodist Episcopal Church Society of the State, has been destroyed by fire. Tho school of 120 pupils was in session at the time, but all escaped. Tho library was saved, but the school furniture was burned. The total loss is $65,000; insurance $25,000. Tho cause of tho fire is supposed to have bcou& a uuiccuvo nue. A mail robbery occurred at tho Union Depot in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday night. The east-bound train being late, the mail was carried into the baggage-room, and while thero the mail-pouch was ripped open and 140 regis tered letters wero taken out. Ono letter con taiucda $1,000 bill and a $100 bill, the amount of the postmaster's monthly remittance to tho De partment. There is no clue to tho robbers. Henry Smith, colored man, in Paola, Kan sas, assaulted a colored girl, aged 9 years, and left her in the road insensible. When found, her arms aud legs wero frozen. Smith was ar rested, and a mob of colored men attempted to take him from tho jail. In the assault at the jail a colored man was killed. Subsequently tho jail was broken into, and Smith was found to have committed suicide. The headquarters of the Department of the Missouri at Leavenworth has received official notice of the capture of Captain Payne and party south of tho Cimarron River by Lieuten ant Stevens. Tho party wero on their way to Oklahoma, with 100 wagons. Captain Carroll, commandipg the troops in tho Oklahoma coun try, will take the entire party to Fort Reno. A passenger train on tho Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad was thrown from the track by a broken rail near Antwerp, Ind:, on Sunday, and tho following are the injured: ,T. W. Bowers, seriously; J. P. Gager, route agent of the American Express ; Lewis Lane and L. V. Shadon, slightly. All are of Toledo. On the Sth inst. two robbers broke into tho house of Wm. 3IcGregor, a farmcr of Rockford, 111., shot him and his ten-year-old daughter, gagged his wife, and robbed them of a synall sum of money. McGregor and his daughter are not expected to live. A band of Hungarian gypsies in camp near New Brunswick, N. J., lost a baby and fed tho body to their trained bears. The mother of the child gave it up to the captain of the band after its death for a red shawl. Tho bones have been found. While officiating at a marriage service at La Salle, HI., Rev. Geo. F. Bronson, pastor of a Congregational church at that place, fell dead at the feet of the couple whom ho was marry ing just as ho pronounced them husband and wife. POLITICAL. In common pleas court, No. 3, of Philadel phia, on the 0th inst., Judge Ludlow, for him self and Judge Finlettcr, decided that tho city councils had no right to fill tho vacancy in tho city controllership, and therefore that Mr. Wm. H. Taggart had no title to the office. Judge Yerks was not prepared with an opinion, but he stated brifly that so far as he had given the subject attention he was led to believe that the councils should fill the vacancy. Judgment was then entered in favor of the Common wealth, and counsel forrMr. Taggart proceeded at once to prepare a writ of error to the Su preme Court. Gov. Pattison sent the nomination of S Davis Page, to be comptroller of the city of Philadelphia, to the Pennsylvania Senate, and after some discussion it was confirmed. The argument ou the application, of tho attorney general for a writ of quo warranto against Mr. Taggart, who was elected to the office by tho city council, was heard by three of the Phila delphia judges, who granted tho writ. Governor Butler recently instructed the war den of the Massachusetts State prison to gather the prisoners in tho chapel and inform them that they would be permitted to send sealed communications to the Governor. The con victs received the notification with cheers for Governor Butler and groans for the warden. Already over seventy letters have been sent the -Governor. Governor Bate has sent a message to the Tcnnesseo Legislature justifying the policy of fccaling,the State debt, and proposing a plan of settlement with the bondholders which in volves tho exchange of the "contingent" bonds for the new three per cent, bonds at fifty cents on the dollar. Governor Patterson, of Pennsylvania, has signed the concurrent resolutions of the State Legislature requesting the Senators from Penn sylvania to vote for the passage of the $10 bill. The lower house of the Illinois Legislature on Friday pxssed a resolution asking Congress to pension veterans of the Texan and Black Hawk wars, Jefferson Davis excepted. PERSONAL. Major-Gcu. George Webb Morrell died at Carborough, N. Y., on Sunday. The Princess Lottise is'ccpcctod to return to Ottawa from Bermuda on March 12. Mr. Charles R. Thorno, Jr., the actor, died in Now York Saturday, aged -IS years. Kx-Gov. Edwin D. Morgan is lying danger ously ill at his residenco in New York. His family aro very anxious as to the result. The remains of Col. John Howard Payne have been forwarded to the United States by tho French steamer Burgundia, expected to arrive at New York about Fob. 15. The correspondent of tho Baltimore Sun at Rome writes to his paper that " Mile. Ida Mo reno " (who is the charming Ada Myers, of Baltimore) is to appear at Leghorn in February and give a series of Lucia representations. She gets the highest salary ever given to an American in Italy. Miss Alien Stanwood Blaine, daughter of ex Senator BUine, was married in this city, on tho Gth hint., to Colonel Jonn J. Coppingor, U. S. A.; and ou the same day Miss Mary Browstcr, daughter of Attorney-General Brewster, aud Mr. Robert J. Koons, of Philadelphia, were united in the bonds of matrimony. Mr. Samuel Harlan, president of the Har lan aad Hollingsworlh Ship Building Company, of Wilmington, Del., aud the Eastern Shore Steamboat Co., died at Vienna, Austn:i,ou the 5th inat. In 3836 he became ono of the firm of Botts, Pusey & Harlan, which firm, in 1844, launched the first iron steamship ever built in the United States. Mr. Harlan was born iuRhodo Island seventy-seven years ago. He leaves an estate estimated between $1,Q00,000 and $2. 000,000. A gift has been made to Fall River, Mass., by Mrs. Mary B. Young, a rich widow, who had but one child by her first marriage, who shortly after reaching manhood died. She proposes to erect in memory o( her son, Bradford Mathew Chaliner Durfee, a building suitable for a high school. She also proposes to furnish mechani cal, philosophical and chemical apparatus and give iu trust to tho city the bum of $5U,00. the income of which bhall bo devoted to instruc tion. The gift is valued at $500,000, and it is needless to say mat it will bo accepted. Ex-Confederate Gen. Fitzhuch Lee. now Gen ml oral of tho First Virginia volunteers, accompaS niedbyhisstaff,rcviewed tho Thirteenth Brool lyn regiment, Col. David E. Austin, at their ar mory on tho 7th inst. Speeches were mado by Gen. Lee and Col. Austin. The former said that ho was educated at West Point, and when the war broke out he, having been "bred to believe in tho doctrine of State rights, thought it to be his duty to cast his sword with his State and with his people, but when tho sun went down behind tho hills at Appomattox he recognized that secession was not tho remedy for the ex isting evils, and that ho was thenceforth a citizen of tho United States, to perform his liumblo share ior his country's honor and glory. William E. Dodge died in New York, Friday morning, from gastric troubles. Mr. Dodge was born in Hartford, Conn., September 4, 1S05. At the ago of thirteen ho entered a counting house in New York. Ho married a daughter of Anson G. Phelps, and became a partner iu tho importing house with which his name has been connected for more than fifty years. Mr. Dodge-was known extensively as a philanthro pist. Ho always manifested great interest in Sunday-school operations. Ho was president of the National Temperance and Publication Society and a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church. In 186-1 Mr. Dodge was tho candidate for Congress against the lato James Brooks, who was returned as elected, but Mr. Dodgo successfully contested the seat and served tho greater part of the term. He was for some time president of the New York Chamber of Commerce, retiring from that position in May, 1875. Ex-Gov. Marshall Jewell died at his home in nartford, Conn., on Saturday night, of acute pneumonia. Ho was horn in Winchester, N. II., October 20, 1S25. In early life he learned the trade of tannor, and was engaged in the leather business at Hartford for'm any years, accumulating a largo fortune. He first entered political life in 1S67, when he was made tho Republican candidate for the State Senate from the first Hartford district, but was defeated. Ho was the Republican candidate for Governor in 18G3, but was defeated by ex-Gov. English. Ho was elected Governor in 1869 over Mr. English ; was again defeated by him in 1870 ; was elected for tho second timo over Mr. Eng lish in 1871, and for the third timo in 1872 over Mr. Hubbard. .In May, 1873, he was appointed minister to Russia by President Grant, and on July 3, 1874, succeeded J. A. J. Creswell as Postmaster-General in President Grant's cabi net. From this position ho retired, at the re quest of the President, in tho summer of 1876. In 1SS0 he was elected chairman of tho Repub can National Committee. Mr. Jewell's mother survives him, being over SO years of age. THE OLD WORLD. Something About Want is Going- on in Other Lands Thau Ours. The sale of Sara Berahardt's jewels took place in Paris on the Sth inst. Tho persons in attend ance were principally dealers and representa tives of tho demi monde. A necklace of roso diamonds sold for $1,800, and two bracelets fetched $2,000 each. In the trial of Joseph Brady, Timothy Kelly, James Cary tho town councilor, the carman Fitzharris, alias "tho Goat," Laurence If anion, Joseph Mullet, James Mullet, Edward O'Erien, William Maroney, Daniel Curlcy, and Daniel Delaney, charged with conspiring to murder Lord Cavendish and Mr. Burk and to attack Mr. Field, now in pro gress in Dublin, Kavanaugh, the informer, who drove tire murderers to Phoenix Park, tho place where the crime was committed, when placed on the stand on Saturday identified tho prison ers Kelly and Brady as two of the men actively engaged in tho assassination, the other two be ing unknown to him. He identified also Carey, a member of tho Dublin council, Delaney, and Fitzharris, a cab-driver, as present in tho park, at the time and accessory to the murders either Carey or Delaney, he forgot which of the two, giving the signal for the attack by waving a white handkerchief. He also identified others of the prisoners at the bar as concerned in the attempt to murder Mr. Field, the juryman, and in conspiring to murder Judge Lawson. Many of tho lacts stated by Kavanaugh have been cor roborated by other witnesses, and there now seems to bo little if any doubt that the govern ment will make out its case, not only in respect to tho Phoenix Park murder but also against tho men who attempted to murder Mr. Field and Judge Lawson. The Czar has issued a manifesto giving? notice of his coronation at Moscow, May 27th. A collection of 84,000 marks has been raised in Hamburg for the re lief of the sufferers by the loss of the Cimbria. M. Jules Ferry has recommended Presi dent Grevy to expel the Orleans princes from France by decree. Sweeping changes are ex pected to bo made in the cabinet. The Ken mure Castle, from London for Shanghai, has been lost, with thirty-two of her crew. There were ninety agrarian outrages in Ireland dur- iug January. Emperor William Ecnt to tho Prince of Wales an autograph letter announc ing his appointment as colonel of Bluchcr's Hussars. -Michael Davitt, Mr. Healy, and Mr. Quinn were arrested in Dublin on the Sth inst. and sent to prison for six months because they refused to give bail for good behavior. Dowling was tried for the murder of policeman Cox Monday and sentenced to penal servitude for life on conviction of shooting with intent to kill. Prince Napoleon has been liberated, the tribunal having quashed the indictment against him. Mr. Judah P. Benjamin, Q. C, has retired from the practice of his profession on account of danger from heart disease. Four men have been killed by an accident in tho shaft of tho Severn tunnel. Thejfirst thirty- four.clauses of tho new charter of Egypt have been adopted by the council of ministers. Mr. John Pender made a speech to tho direct ors of the Direct United States Cable Company in London on Saturday on the condition and prospects of the cable and telegraph companies in this country and England. Tho jury in the case of Mr. O'Brien, of the United Ireland newspaper, who was tried for seditious libel, disagreed. Archbishop McCabe, of Dublin, is reported to bo dying. The examination as to tho cause of the loss of tho Cimbria was be gun in Hamburg on Saturday. Tho last son of the poet Wadswortli i3 reported to have died. The programme of tho Irish partv in Parliament is newspapers. being discussed in tho London -The French Senate on Monday adopted a proposal that any princo found guilty of furthering pretensions endangering tho State shall be banished. Tho expulsion bill was op posed in the Senate. Prince Napoleon has gone to London. Henry Prouse Cooper, an eccentric tailor of New York, has been arrested in London. The manuscripts of the late Earl of Ashburnham arc to be sold. The Spanish dynastic left has resolved to oppose : trv. Eouiuania has entered a prof tho minis- protest to tho London conference on the Danuhian question, refusing to recognize tho i evolutions of the con ference. A Little 3Iore Grape and Canister. " Here wc arc again, with two more red-hot shots for Tin: Tnrnrsi:, the best paper printed. "We have a good l'ot here, numbering 100 members, with fifteen candidates wailing: to bo mustered. It is rav intention to keep the bull rolling until every soldier here takes The TmnurfE." D. J. Kini inprly, Abilene. Knn. "Come, comrades, don't become down-hearted on nccoimtof the slanders which you are compelled to endure. You lore n greater burden than this wlijm the lifeof the Nation depended on your valor. Your bravo deeds cannot be effaced from the bright Ia;jes of our country's history, mid after a while these newspaper fog-horns will be forced to stop blowing qtF their editorial steam." Frank Sandell, Donovan, 111. "I enclose $4 fdV four new subscribers. Tun Tkiuitxe is tho only paper out of eleven which I reccivu that I inspect right along tho whole line, from the riht winjj to the left. Of these four new subscribers, one was in the rebel army, tho Twcnty fcixth Virginia cavalry, if I am not mistaken. lie likes Tm.Tniuuxu, mid is very favorably impressed by its impartial and just attitude." Moritz Taehoepe, lroit Madifcon, Iowa. "Since I bent you my last club of five subscribers I havo done pome skinni-ming among tho boya, and bend you now the nstinea of t-cven nioro new subribcre. It would not be hinithy for 'Senator Uejk to viit this part of the country, for thu boys arc nt 'fc-ilver heat' in thin part of God's moral vineyard. You will receive another list from me boon, for Tain bound to do mv share towards get ling 100,000 subscribers, ami then if Cqngrejut tails to iccogniso our rights we will trv the bullot." E. II. ltiley, Forrcbton. 111. " Enclosed please find SG for five new subscribers and one renewal, making thirty-eight in nil that pupa has bent. JMy father was tiiken prisoner at the firet Kittle of Bull Hun, and wua confined for eleven months at Kk-hmond, Tuscaloosa and Salis bury. Ho contructed bourvy, which settled in his joints, and nlfco became very deaf. He is not able to go to church, or enjoy socinl conversation with his family. You will not think this much of a letter, but please remember that I am only twelve yeard old." Alice M. Pepper, 1'airport, N. Y. i i Senator John A. Logan's Great Speech On bill for restoration of Fitz John Porter, printed on tinted paper, bound in cloth, in- klesed, aud fine engraving of Senator Logan, for 50 cents. Eleven books S3.00 ; 25 or more, 40 cents each, express prepaid. Address : Wooster B. Taylor, Lock llos JJ32, Washington, D. C. THE WORK OF CONGRESS. Both Houses Still Struggling With the Tariff. PROTECTING PENSIONERS. Senator Logan's Amendment to the Pension Bill In the Senate, on Wednesday, the 7th inst., the wool schedule of the tariff bill was tempo rarily passed over and tho book schedulo was taken up. Mr. Yanco (N. C.) moved to strike out tho paragraph, so as to let books, pamphlet3 and other printed matter go upon tho free list. Tho motion was agreed to yeas 21, nays 22. On motion of Mr. Davis, (V. Ya.,j the duty on bituminous coal and slate was made soveu-ty-fivo cents per ton yeas 21, nays 20. Mr. Bayard, (Del.,) under instruction of tho Committee on Finance, offered an amendment friction or lucifer matches of all descriptions. Agreed to. Mr. Bayard, instructed by the Committee on Financo, offered as a substitute for the para graph embracing gunpowder and all explosivo substances the provision iu tho House tariff bill laying a duty of six cents per pound on powder, Ac, valued at 20 cents a pound or less, and 10 cents n pound on that valued above 20 cents. Agreed to yeas 30, nays 15. TIIUESDAY'S rBOCEEDINGS. In the Senate on Thursday, the Sth inst., Mr. Van Wyck (Neb.) introduced a bill authorizing tho Secretary of War to turn over to J. A. Mower Post, No. 59, of Stromshurgh, Neb., one condemned cannon and forty stands of con demned muskets. Eeferrcd to tho Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Hawloy (It. I.) introduced fivo bills amendatory of existing pension laws identical with those previously introduced in tho House and embodying the suggestions contained in tho Commissioner's annual report and took occasion to say that he regarded Commissioner Dudley as " a very excellent officer," and his suggestions a3 very valuable. Tho tariff bill was then taken up. On motion of Mr. Hale, (Me.,) the Senate went back to tho paragraph laying a duty of $1 per ton on stones unmanufactured or un dressed, freestone, granite, sandstone and all building or monumental stone except marble, not specially enumerated. A ponding amendment by Mr. Hale to add " and upon stones as above, hewn, dressed or polished, $1.50 per ton," was agreed to yeas 31, nays 21. Sir. Ingalls (Kan.) moved to add "books, pamphlets, bound or unbound, and all printed matter not specially enumerated or provided ior in this act, engravings, bound orunbound, etchings, illustrated books, maps dnd charts," the paragraph struck out of schedule M yester day. Agreed to yeas 29, nays 25. Mr. Morgan (Ala,) moved to strike out raw silk as reeled from the cocoon and silk cocoons aud silk waste, so that ho might move to put them in tho silk schedule at 10 per cent, ad valorem. The motion to strike out was lost yeas 7, nays 39. The reading of tho free list was com pleted. FRIDAY'S PEOCKEDINGS. In the Senate, on Friday, the 0th inst., Mr. Jones, (Fla.,) from the Committee on Com merce, reported favorably the bill to relievo ships and other vessels from compulsory pilot fees. Mr. Edmunds, (Vt,,) from the Committee on Foreign Eelations, reported favorably with an amendent the joint resolution providing for the termination of articles 18 to 25, inclusive, aud artielp 30 (the fisheries articles) of the treaty of Washington at the earliest timo con sistent with tho provisions of tho treaty. Mr. Bayard's (Del.) amendment to the tariff Bill was adopted so as to make tho mineral water paragraph of the-free list read, "Mineral . waters, all not artificial, together with the bot tles or jug3 in which the same are imported." Mr. Morrill (Vt.) reported tho following sub stitute for the paragraph embracing "women's and children's dress goods &c: omen s and children's dress goods, coat linings, Italian cloths and goodsNof like description, composed in part of wool, worsted, the hair of the alpaca goat or other animals, valued at not exceeding 20 cents per square yard, 5 cents per square yard and 35 per cent, ad valorem; valued at above 20 cents per square yard, 7 cents per square yard and 40 per cent, ad valorem. If composed wholly of wool, worsted, hair of the alpaca or other animals, or of a mixture of them, 9 cents per square yard aud -10 per cent, ad valorem. But all such goods with selvedges, mado wholly or in part of other materials or with threads of other materials introduced for tho purpose of changing tho classification, shall ho dutiable at 9 "cents per square v'ard and 40 per cent. ad valorem, providing that all such goods weigh ing over four ounces per sqtiaro yard shall pay a duty of 35 per cent, per pouud and 40 per cent. ad valorem. Agreed to". Mr. Morrill, from the Committeo on Finance, reported amendments reducing the ad valorem duty on all tho carpets enumerated in the wool schedule, except "hemp or juto carpoting, car pets, and carpetings of wool, flax or cotton, or parts of either or other material not otherwise herein specified," from 35 to 30 per cent. Tho amendments wero agreed to. The duty on tho carpets and carpoting emitted from tho com mittee's amendment, except hemp and jute carpeting, was reduced from 45 to 40'per cent. ad valorem. The reserved paragraph laying a duty of six cents per 100 pounds on salt in bulk aud ten cents per 100 pounds on salt in bags or other packages was taken up. Mr. Vance movecLto strike it out, so as to let salt go upon the free list, aud made a speech in support of the motion. Mr. Bayard also argued in favor of free salt. Mr. Vance's motion to strike out salt and let it go upon the free list was lost yeas 22, nays 24. After a long discussion the whole subject of the remission of duty upon salt used iu cur ing meats or fish was reserved by unanimous consent for consideration when the bill parses from tho Committee of tho Whole into the Senate. After sonic general discussion Mr. Edmunds moved to strike out everything contained in the bill after the tariff provisions except tho two paragraphs repealing sections 2907 and 2903 of the Revised Statutes, which impose' dutic3 on charges and commissions. The motion was agreed to without a division. Tho portions of the bill struck out arc those which would make changes in tho "machin ery " for the collection of the customs duties. ' 6ATUHDAY'S"UtOCEi:DIJGS. In tho Senate, on Saturday, the 10th insh, Mr. Plumb (Kan.) presented the petition of a large number of ex-soldiers, residents of Kansas, urg ing upon Congress tho extension of tho privi leges of tho arrears act, so as to embrace .those who filed their claims after the dato fixed by that act. . The annual appropriation bill was then taken up, and on motion of Mr. Logan (111.) the fol lowing amendment was adopted : That section 1713, title 57, of the Revised Statutes of tho United States is hereby amended toreudas follows: "Seo. 4745. Any pledge, mortgage, sale, assign ment, Or transfer of any right, claim, or intercut in nny pension which has been, or may hereafter be, granted whall be void mid of no effect ; and nny per son who shall pledge, or receive as n pledge, inort guge, sale, assignment, or transfer of any right, eluim, or interest in any pension or pension certiii eiite which has been, or may hereafter be, granted or issued, or who shall hold the same ns collateral c ccurity for nny debt or promise, or upon any pre text'of bueh seeurity or promise, shivll be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon eotiviction thereof shall bo lined iu a sum not exceeding S100 and the eosts of the proceution; and any person who shall re tnin the certificate of a pensioner and refuse to sur render the biimo upon the demand of the C'ommis Bioner of Pensions, or n United States pension agent, or any other ier5on authorized by the Com missioner of Pensions or tho pensioner to receive the tame, shall bo guilty of :i misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be lined in a sum not exceeding SllW and tho eosti of the prosecution." In explanation of this amedmont, Mr. Logan said that in ordor the Scnato may know the meaning of that, I will say that as tho law now stands iu section 4745 of tho Revised Statutes it is provided : Any pledge, mortgage, sale, assignment, or trans fer of nny right, claim, or interest in any pension which has been or may hereafter be granted, shall bo void and of no effect; and nny person acting as attorney to receive and receipt for money for and in behalf of any person entitled to a pension shall, beforo receiving such inoney, tako and subscribe an oath to bo died with the pension agent. That has been construed to apply only to tho obtaining of the pensiou and not to nny other liability or any other pledge that the pensioner might give in reference to his certificate. The only change mado by this amendment is to apply it to all pledges and make it so that the certificate of a pensioner cannot be pledged for anything. The tariff bill was then taken up. The amendment proposed by Mr. Beck (Ky.) reducing tho internal revenue on snuff, smok ing and manufactured tobacco to 8 cents per pound was agreed to yeas 30, nays 21. On motion of Mr. Williams, (Ky.,) tho tax on cigars was made $3 per thousand, instead of $4, as in the bill. Mr. Morrill, (Vt.,) by instruction of the Com mitteo on Finance, offered an additional section to come in at the end of the bill, providing that all imported goods and merchandise in the public stores or bonded warehouses when this net goes into effect (except as otherwise pro vided in the act) 'shall bo subjected to no other duty upon entry for consumption than they would be subject to if imported after that day; and that all goods, wares and merchandise re maining in bonded warehouses when the act goes into effect, and upon which the duty shall have been paid, shnll bo entitled to a rofund of tho difference between the duty paid and the duty they would be subjected to if imported uuder thoprovisions of this law. Also, that tho act shall take effect in resprct of all articles mentioned in the sugar schedule on the 1st of April, 1SS3. Adopted. On motion of Mr. Bayard, (Del.,) tho section permitting the importation duty free of lumber, timber, hemp, nianilla, and other materials which may be necessary for the construction of vessels in the United States for employment in the foreign trade was amended so as to apply also to vessels for foreign account and owner ship. Mr. Allison (la.) offered again tho amend ment providing for the refund of the duty paid upon imported salt used for curing meats, whether packed or smoked, afterwards ex ported; aud it was agreed to. MONDAY'S FKOCEEDIXGS. Iii the Senate, on Monday, tho 12th inst., the tariff hill was further considered. Mr. Morrill, (Vt.,) with the concurrence of the majority of the Committeo on Financo, proposed to strike out the pig-iron paragraph and substitute one reading: "Iron in pigs, iron kentledge, spicgeleisen, cast and wrought scrap iron, or scrap steel, 3-10 of 1 cent per pouud." Mr. Sherman (O.) offered an amendment changing tho rate of duty from 3-10 of 1 cent per pound to $6.50 per ton. Agreed to yeas 30, nays 23. Tho amendment changing the duty on bar iron from 9-10 of a cent per pound to $18 per ton was agreed to yeas 25, nays 10. The exception of wire from the articles or manufactures of iron or steel, which, when galvanized or coated aro to pay an extra duty of a quarter of a cent per pound, was, on mo tion of Mr. Allison, (la.,) mado more definite by making it read " except fence wire." The action of the Committee1 of, tho Whole in striking out lumber from tho wood shedule was disagreed to yeas 16, nays 29. Laths, shingles, pine clapboards and spruce -clapboards, struck out in Committee of the Whole, wero also restored at the rates in the bill, the Senate refusing to agree to tho action in committeo by a vote of yeas 19, na3's 32. TUESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate, on Tuesday, tho 13th inst., consideration, of the tariffbill was resumed and Mr. Bayard's (Del.) amendment making the duty on all sugars not- above No. 13 Dutch standard, and not above 75 degrees by polari scope, one and twenty-five hundredths of a cent per pound for every degree or fraction of a degree above 75, was agreed to by a vote of 45 to 16. Mr. Beck (Ky.) (moved to make the duty on sugar above No. 13 and not above No. 16, D. S., two and forty-oue-unndredths cents per pound. Agreed to yeas 39, nays 16. On motion Mr. Morrill, (Vt.,) the vote on sugars above No. 13 aud not above No. 16, Dutch staudard, was reconsidered, and the rate was made 2 40-100 cents per pound. Tho rato on sugars abovo No. 16, and not above 20, Dutch standard, was madc3 cgnts, and on that above 20, Dutch staudard, 3i cents per pound. HOUSE. In the House, on Wednesday, tho 7th inst., Mr. Robeson, (N. J.,) from the Committeo on Rules, reported a resolution that during the remainder of tho session the House shall, at 5:30 p. m. each day, take a recess until 7:30 p. m. Adopted. Tho House went into Committee of the Whole on the tariff b:ll,the pen'ding amendment being that offered by Mr. Kelley (Pa.) increas ing the duty on iron ore from 50 to 60 cents per ton. Mr. Kellcy's amendment was lost yeas 77,, nays 106. At last, after a consideration of the first item of the metal schedule for four hoars and a half, the committee passed away from it without making any change in the rate of duty, v hich is left at 50 cents per ton. Mr. Calkins (Ind.) moved to reduce the duty on steel ingots, cogged ingots, blooms and slabs weighing more than 500 pounds, made by any process except the crucible process, from six tcnths to three-tenths of a cent per pound. Pending action the committee rose. Mr. Bingham (Pa.) introduced a bill for the appointment of a commission, to consist of seven members, (three of whom may bo mem bers of the present House, and two of whom may be Senators,) to inquire into the condition and value of the plant of the various telegraph companies of the country, and report to tho next Congress what methods arc at present available to reduce tho cost of telegraph com munication, and whether any legislation is necessary to carry out the power of Congress to regulate commerce as applied to telegraph communication. Referred. Also a bill provid ing that "no owner, agent, master or con signee of any ship or vessel shall, by virtue of the laws of any State, be compelled to take, cinploy or pay a pilot not voluntarily employed on entering or departing from any port or harbor, or entering, passing through or leaving any channel, passago or strait within tho wa ters of the United States." The House then, at 5:30 p. m., took a reces3 until 7:30. In the evening a half hour was spent in roll calls before a quorum was obtained, when the tariff bill was taken up. An amendment was adopted fixing thp duty on steel ingots at 45 per cent, ad valorem. The House at 9:50 ad journed. THURSDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the House on Thursday, tho Sth inst., Mr. Belford, (Col.,) from tfic Committeo on Coinage, Weights and Measures, reported resolutions declaring it to bo inexpedient to discontinue the coinage of silver under existing law. Tho conference report on the Military Aca demy appropriation bill was submitted and agreed to. The House then went into Committee of the Whole on the tariffbill. Tho poiiding amendment was ono offered by Mr. Haskell (10a.) reducing from oae and three tenths to one and two-tenths cents per pound tho duty on sheet-iron thinner than ono and u half inches and not thinner than No. 20 wire gauge. Agreed to. Tho item imposing a duty of eleven cents per pouud on tin-plates, &c, having becu reached, Mr. Kasson (la.) moved to rtsduce it to one'eeut. After considerable debate, Mr. Kasson's mo tion was agreed to ; so tho duty on tin-plates is. fixed at one cent per pound. On motion of Mr. Haskell, the clause impos ing a duty of one aud niuc-teutlis ceuts per pound on corrugated or crimped iron or steel, was struck from the bill. FRIDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the House on Friday, tho 9th inst., on motion of" Mr. O'Neil, (Pa.,) a joint resolution was passed to admit free of duty a monument to George Washington to bo imported by the Philadelphia Society of the Cincinnati. The House went into Committee of tho Whole on the tariff bill. Mr. Morrison (111.) offered an amendment fixing the dnty ou steel rails at $15 per ton. Adopted yeas 110, nays 90. By a vote of 91 to 90 the clause relative to bar iron was amended so as to read as follows: "Iron in bars or bundles, rolled or hammered, comprising fiats not less than ono inch or more than six inches wide, nor less than three-eighths of an inch or more than two inches thick ; rounds not less than three-fourths of an inch nor more than two inches in diameter, and squares not less than three-fourths of an inch nor more than two inches square, nino tcnths of ono cent per pound ; comprising flats less than three-eights of an inch or more than twq inches thick, or less than ono inch or more than six inches wide; rounds less than three-fourths of an inch or nioro than two inches in diameter, and square! less tiian three-fourths of au inch or more than two inches square, one cent and two-tenths of one cent per pound. But nil iron ia slab?, blooms, loops, or other forms lcs finished than iron in bars and more advanced than pig-iron, except castings, shall be rated as iron in bar?, and pay a duty accordingly, which shall not bo at a less rate than 35 per cent. fi rnlorem." (Before amended the 35 percent, clause applied to tho whole paragraph. j Mr. Curtin (PaJ offered a proviso that all iron bars, blooms, billets, or siaes or shapes of any kind, in tho manufacture of which char coal is used as fuel, shall bo subject to a duty of $22 per ton. Agreed to yeas 05, nays 14. " The duty on bars or shapes of rolled iron not specially enumerated was changed from .R cents to 1.2 cents per pound, and the duty on the second classification of bar iron was changed from 1.2 to 1.1 cents per pound. Mr. Tucker fVa.) moved to make the duty on T rails weighing not over 25 pound-; to tho yard $20 per ton. Agreed to. Ou motion of Mr. Mills (Tex.) the clause im posing a duty of 21 cents per pound on armor or other plate was struek from the bill. Mr. Haskell (Kan.) moved to reduco tho duty ou sheet iron thinner than 1$ inch and not thinner than number twenty wire gauge from 1.3 to 1.2 ceuts per pound. SATURDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. On motion of Mr. Talbotr. (Md..) Senato bill waspasscd appropriating $10,000 forthe erection of a monument to Baron Da Kaib at Annapo lis, Md. Tho House then went into Comniitte of the Whole ou the tariffbill. Tho pending amendment was that offered by Mr. Mnckey (S. C.) fixing tho t'uty on cotton ties at thirty-five per cent, ad valorem. After debate tho amendment was lost yeas 97, nays 107. The announcement was received with ap plause on tho Republican side. Several othci amendments were voted down, and the item in the bill remains unchanged at 1 4-10 cents pet pound. On motion of Mr. Carlisle, (Ky.,)tho duty on railway fish-plates was reduced from lj to tli cents per pound. MONDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the House, on Monday, the 12th inst., Mr. Anderson, (Kan.,) presented a concurrent reso lution of the Legislature of the State of Kansas asking that surviving soldiers of the Mexican war, except those who participated in tho re bellion, bo pensioned ; which was reforrcd to the Committee on Pensions, and ordered to bo printed. Mr. Dunnell, (Minn.,) introduced a bill (H. It. 7564) to regulate tho mauageracnt of the office of Commissioner of Pensions ; which wa3 read a first and second time, referred to tho Select Committee on the Payment of Pensions, Bounty, and Back Pay, and ordered to be printed. Tho tariff billwas then taken up. A motion fixing tho duty on chains less than three eighths of an inch in diameter at thirty-five per cent, ad valorem was adopted by a vote off 94 to 74, eleven Republicans voting with tho Democrats in favor. Mr. Anderson moved to reduce tho duty on chains not les3 than three-quarters of an inch in diameter from two to one and three-fourths cents per pound. Agreed to yeas 0, nays 75, On motion of Mr. Dunnell, the duty on chainx les3 than three-fourths and not les3 than three eighths of an inch in diameter, was reduced from two and a quarter to two cents per pound. On motion of Mr. Kasson, the old classifica tion of steel ingots, cogged ingots, &c, was restored. On motion of Mr. Carlisle, the duty on screw rivet, screw nail, fence and wire rods, round, in coils and loops, not lighter than No. 5 wire gauge, and valued at three and a half cents per pound or less, was fixed at thirty per cent, ad valorem. TUESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. In the House, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., the tariffbill was again taken up. Tho clause relative to iron and steel wire cloths was amended, on the recommendation of tho Committee on Ways and Means, so as to read as follows : Provided further, that iron or steel wire cloths and iron or steel wire nettings, made in ma-dies of any form, shnll pay n duty equal in amount to tliat imposed on iron or steel wire of the same gauge, and two cents per pound in addition thereto : Pro vided, that on all of the kinds of Iron or steel, or articles or manufacturer of iron or steel, hereinbe fore in this net enumerated or provided for, except iron and steel wire when galvanized or coated -with nny metal, or compound, alloy or mixture of met als, by any process whatsoever, except painted, to be classified according to the Mzes; and gauges of the coated iron or steel, there shall be paid, (except ing on what are known commercially ns tin platca, tcrne plates and taggers; tin, and hereinleforo pro vided for.) one ent per pound in addition to the rates provided in this net. There idiall be paid on gnlvanized iron or steel wire one-half cent ier Iound; in nddjtion to the rates imposed o.. the wire of which it is'mnde: on iron wire roue and wire I Mi rand one cent per pound in addition to tho rates imposed on the wire ot which it is made ; on steel wire ropo nnd wire strand two and a half cents per pound in nddition to the rates imposed on tho wire of which it is made. 3Ir. Morrison (111.) moved to fix the duty on steel, in any form not specially enumerated, at 45 per cent, ad valorem, instead of two and a half cents per pound. After discussion, Mr. Morrison modified his amendment by adding a proviso that in no case shall the duty exceed two and a half cents per pound, and the amendment as modified was wa3 agreed to. now Beck Itests Ills 3IInd. From a Washington Letter. Senator Beck has led the discussion on tho tariff question day after day. At times tho Senate has become weary. Senator Fryo of Maine, or somo other imper tinent youngster, remarked to Frisbie Hoar that he wondered how Beck could bear the mental strain of suck constant debate. "Oh," said Hoar, wiping his spectacles, " Beck always rests his mind while taBung." THE MAGAZINES. Ithe Grand Army Magazine, the initial number of which appeared last mouth, is a periodical devoted to the interests of tho Veterans of the Republic and their sons. It is published at Denver, Colorado, in which city tho National Encampment will be held next August, by a company of which Comrade E. K. Stimson, Department Commander of Colorado, is presi dent, Comrade V.M. Came treasurer, and Com rade Will L. Vissclierseeretary. Tho magazine starts out under the brightest auspices, the loftiest promise, and has already made, by the excellence of its first issue, a capital impression. Its appearanco is attractive, tho cover repre senting several stirring war scones, figures of a soldier and sailor, and emSlems of tho Order; its contents possess high literary merit, it3 articles being judicious and readable, and ita pages aro enlivened by Srtistic illustrations. Tho frontispiece is a reproduction of Elizabeth Thompson's painting, "Missing," and repre sents two soldiers ono mounted, the other at his saddle-girth, gazing dejectedly OTer a bar ren expanse of country. The first article, by Comrade Stimson, gives an insight into tho nature, aims and objects of the li. A. R., and this is followed by a poem "Tempora Mutau tur" by Ottomar H. Rothackcr. Next comes a sketch of Commander-in-Chief Paul Van Dcrvoort. supplemented by his portrait, both of which appeared in The National Tribune last fall. Credit is gracefully given in an in troductory paragraph. Then follow, "The National Encanipnient," " Colorado," " Three Stanzas," nnd a number of other articles, by Will L. 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The title of the work will be "The Century Dictionary," and it will not he ready fftr publication for several years. Meanwhile, tho Century Company havo made arrangements to issue the Imperial Dictionary in its present! form in tho American market. An edition i? announced for publication on March. 1st.