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V-*XLJ*#-12,M?. NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1881. PRICE FOUR CENTS. AT THE FEDERAL CAPITAL. ?9 MATTERS OF PRESENT INTEREST. ill ATTBMPT BT ??? SEN ATR TO M MC ? THE ANDINO BILL LESS ODIOUS?THE SUO AR QUES? TION? MILITARY AT THK INACUURATI??. Tlie Senate yesterday, without debate or a division, passed ? bili repealing the tax on bulk deposite ; this action ie regarded ae an admission tbat tbe Funding law cannot suc? ceed unless the banks are relieved ti a por? tion of their burdens. The House took no action on the Funding bill. ?epreeentative Frye gava to The Tribune correspondent reas??ne why the bill should be vetoed. The hearing on the sugar question was resumed before the House Ways and Means Committee. The I Military Committee of the Committee on the Inaugural Ceremonies baa adopted ? pro? trammo of its own. EXPERIMENTING IN FINANCE. A. 1IEAS0RS IN THK SKNATR FOR RELIP.VINO ??G* BANK8?OROW1NO OFP08IT10N TO TUE FUNDING BILL??REASONS WBY A VETO WOULD BE JUSII FLABLE. |BT TILBOHAPH TO TUE TRI BUI. EI Washington, Feb. _9_..-No notion trae taken opon the Funding bill to-dav bv tbe House of Rep? resentatives. This afternoon chairman Tuoker, ot the Committee on Ways and Means, ?aid that be thought a motion would be mado to moriow to take the bill from tbe Speaker's table and concur in the Senkte amendments without reference to the Ways and Means Committee. Another member of the committee, however, remarked that an efiort would bo made to refer the bill to the committee, and that be unoerstood Speaker Randall to be in favor of that course. Unless tbe bill shall be referred, there will be no opportunity to amend tbe bill or to do ?nytbmg ex? cept to ooncur or non-coucnr in the amendments of tbe itenate. If the bill is really destined to become a law,it certainly should be lirst amended in at least oae particular, it no more. As it now stands, the fifth section will-virtually prevent any National bank from winding up its business voluntarily. In order to retire all its oiioulation a bank will be compelled to collect every une of its own note? and present them all at the Treasury bet?re it can with? draw ita bonds. Suppose that a bank which bas been fifteen yoars iu existence, ani has kept its circulation at $200,000 or more during that period, should desire to retiro ite whole circulation and go out of business. Every one who possesses any knowledge whatever on the subject knows that a percentage of tbe noies ot such a bank, amounting probably to several thousand dollars, would at tho end of fifteen years be irretrievably lost to the bank and beyond its power to reclaim. Many notes would bave been lost oi burned and oth er wine de? stroyed, and otheis would remain in circulation tor years notwitlistanding every efiort the bank might make to call them in. la tbe meantime the bonk would be preventod from withdrawing its bonds from the Tieasury, amply because it could not perform a tank which everybody of sense admits would bo impossible. The bank might even proffer gold coin to indemnify the Treasury against the residuum ol its circula? tion, but the Controller would have no authority to receive it and allow the bauk to receive the lesi due of Its bonds. Piactically tho only way In which a bank can close up its business, if tho pending bill shall become a law without amendment, will be to violate some provision of the National Hanking Law, and thus have its affairs placed In the hands of a receiver Mr. Chittenden to-day suggested the difficulty which has been describid above to a member of tbe Ways and Means Committee, and it is understood that that member will propose an amendment to the fifth section if an opportunity to do so is afforded. This amendment will provide that any bank which may desire to reme its whole circulation aud wind up its affairs will bo allow^l to withdraw its bonds upon depositing gold or legal tender notes sufficient to redeem its outstanding notes. The action of the Senato to-day in passing, with- j out debate or a division, a bill repealing the tax on | bank deposits, is generally regarded as a very sig? nificant admission by that body thit the proposed Funding law will not succeed unless the banks are relieved of this onerous burden. Senator Bavard paid a visit to tbe House of Representatives imme? diately alter the action of the Senate, ami imparted the good news to Mi. Chittenden and otbers. Tbe friends in the House ot fumling and ot tbe public faith and credit were much encouraged. In reapouse to a suggestion that the point might be raised against this bill that, as it was a measuto affecting the revenue, the Senate had no right to initiate it, Mr. Fiye replied that be did not think that point would be raised in tho House. It a direct vote could be bad on it, theie is every reason to believe thai it would pass the House of Representatives. Republican members of the House continue to receive an Increasing volume of letters and telo grame from their constituents protesting against tbe Fuuding bill as a blow aimed at tho business in? terests and prosperity of the country. These com munications are not from bankers alone, but are Horn leading men representing every variety of business. ..either are all the protestants Republi? cans. The writers of many of the communications take occasion to say that they are Democrats. The result of the pressure from business men everywhere is already perceptible, and many Republican Rep? resentatives begin to believe that the President may feel it his duty to veto the bill. Others think that he may allo t it to fall by omitting to approvo it. The number ot Republicans who do not see any ground upon which the President could veto the kill Is rapidly diminishing. In auswor to a ques? tion bv a Tribuns correspondent to-day as to what Masons fie President could offer iu justification of a veto to the Funding bill, Reproeeiitaiive Frye Mud: "There are plenty of reasons that would bo all? sufficient. In tue Jirel place. Congress charteied the National banks and said to them : ? You muy .Ueuo circulating uotes provided you will buy any tt the United States registered bonds which hear interest and deposit them in the Treasury as a Security to the holders of your notes.' The banks absspleU the conditions and have carried out their tart of tbe agreement in good faith. Now Congress cannot, without the consent of the banks, change tha eoudttions ot that agreement. To ?lo so is n impair the obligations of a contract; but that is exactly what tha ftfih section ot this bill prup??eee to do. Again, when Coagreu wanted to refund its bonds in securities bearing ? lower rate ot interest, it held ont indaeements to SatlonsL.banks to buy the new bonds aad ose them to l??ak ui>on. In this way the banks b-came possessed of. and they still held, million, of toni snd tutu sod a halt pel cent bonds maxe-aa of (be amount tbey required to as cure ttH-ir cirpulstmg notes. Uu? reWu why they ?Z* *_____G^"_????_^?* ?* -b?*? houd? was tnat tttej inigftt in ?cone of uoccHsitv tZm _?_G__? r,UmL.f0r ei-*rlStion in?to?T o? five and six per cent* when the latter should be paid or refunded. Confess now ,,r. ,_,,? ***> f*?? H""" luaf **** ?ouTand * ?G? rn^_r_?A?h?r_-u'00 ?f ^be "??"* whteh t?? posas?! as a bankable security, and whieh value was one of the inducements which ..?tiL?i? National banks tobuv them In s?arge aS.ii L This is bad enough, but Confess p"S^?T? still further and to require the banksTn? mati^r bow many four and four and a half pet cent bonds they may own, to buy ?u.i deposi? three per ("n. bonds as a security tor _*U circulation thev m?v - assire to obtain alter the 1st of July, ?Ther, is no prinnple of equity or Justice in such ^?feding ?* this. Uongiees would have exact, ? ?^jiocl? right to require the banks to buy and de? *_;_______ ?*?" cent or two per cent bonds is ?WB tor the circulatiu? notes Ui be. issued ttf,'(.r _**ur_ *?*?, t0 coulPt>l -hem to deposit three per " !_______*! a"h eoction ?? simply an attempt to ,?.,'";'*SCBLl louu fr<jm the N?*???>?-?*! banks, and -!...;:' ;'"Mi,however clever, onght to deceive any. ? ll ^?&? ^ll'M?**.'' UT think." udd-.l Mr. *?>**? ?feu 1 ?outu ?lMi WUl0 w?er good roasoLs why the hill should he vetoed if 1 were to set about it, although it hardly appears to me that any others would be needed to justify such an act." RELIEF FOR SUGAR REFINERS. ????-ING BKFORE THF. ROUSE COMMITTRJC ON WATS AND MEANS?n.OrOStD AMENDMENT TO TUE CARUSI.! BILI.. Washington. Feb. 22.-The bearing on the Migar queetion wae resumed this rooming before the "? ays and Means Committee of the House. The proceed? ings were opened by Representative Frye, who in? quired whether tho representatives of tho sugar intereete had agreed upon and woro prepared to pre? sent any measure of relief. Ho remarked that there were two parties in the sugar interest, and that they were extremely far apart on the Carlisle bill. His own opinion was in favor of that bill ; but it had been vigorously contested by Mr. Havemeyer, of New-York, and others, and had not met with the approval of the majority of tho committee. Mr. Havemeyer had informed him yesterday that the principal objection to the Carlisle bill would bo re? moved by the insertion of a provision for tho estab? lishment of bonded sugar warehouses. Mr. I* rye then submitted the following as the amendment proposed s That bonded warebonses for the refining of sugar may be established at any port of entry In the United States, under such regulation* as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe. Any imported tusar may be transferred to ?aid warehouses without panent of duties. The product of each refineries may be exported freo of duty, or may be withdrawn for connumptloi? in the Unlmd State?, on the payment of tbe same duties as would have accrued thereon nad they been Imported In tbo condi? tion in which tbey are withdrawn from warehouses. Mr. Frye stated that he had submitted this pro? vision to Assistant Secretary of tho Treasury French, who saw no objection to it. Mr. Havemeyer stated that he was entirely opposed to the Carlisle bill, believing that it would bo ruinous to tho refin I ing interests of the country, and that the provision suggested by him to Mr. Frye was only a plank of safety. Mr. Searles expressed tbe hope that the committee would report, aud that Congress would pass, some bill that would be plain and simple, and under which sugar importers could do their business in? telligently. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury French was present, hut took no part in the discussion. The committee will bold a special meeting to-morrow to take action upon tbe bill and tho proposed amend? ment. PENSION LAWS AND CLAIM AGENTS, inr tklkorai'ii t? the tkid?me.i Washington, Feb. 22.--Tho subject of pensione has been thoroughly diecussed during yester? day and to-day in the Senate, and will go before the country in excellent shape to ho rightly under? stood. There is hardly room to doubt that another session of Congress will not pass without making radical changes in the Pension Laws, and making toem practically conform to tho recommendations of the Commissioner of Pensions. Senators Blair, Heck. Platt and Durnside made strong arguments in support of tho reorganization sought for by Com? missioner Bentley. Senator Durnside said that tbo opposition to tbo measure camo entirely from the Washington claim agents. Senator Locan remarked that any Senator or other person who said his courso had been in spired by the claim agents stated that which was basely false. Senator Burnside reiterated his statement, and added tbat he had himself given a half hour ol bis time this afternoon to a Washington claim acent, aud it was useless to deny tbat ? lie entire opposition to the proposed referai eame fr?>m them. The Senator fr?m Illinois could make what be cl?o_o out oi tbat statement. THE INAUOUKAL DISPLAY. WaSHINOTO.v, Feb. 22.?The Military Committee of the Committee on tbe Inaugural Ceremonies, not deeming tho proeramme issued by Chief Marshal Cen? erai W. T. Sherman suitable for tho occasion, has adopted a programme of its own, which will be sub? mitted to the Executive Committee lor action. The general plan of the parade, according to this pro? gramme, is tbat all organizations uiUiiding to par? ticipate therein?civic ae well as military?should assemble in the vicinity of the Executive Mmnkfl not later than ?) o'clock on tho morning of Mareta 1, and the procession comprising all such orginiza tions should movo to the Capitol as an eecoit by way of Pcnueylvania-ave,, stalling nt each an Inni ae to enable the entire procession to reach the L'aui tol by noon, and for each divisiyn to tako position Within sight of the east front of the Capito), andas near to the Capitol as the iiatuie of the gummi will permit. The Committee on the Procession report that from the best data at present obtainable, the -?._?_ ? ? gate of the uniformed and armed organisations that will visit the city for th?? purpose of participating in tbe inaugural ceremonies will manlier not less t ban 15,000 men, independent of tbe regular troopa These, as a matter of convenience in handling, the committee recommends, should l?o divided into not less t hau five divisions or briga. 1? s. Oeueral ."sherman to-day sani liiat General Han? cock will be present at iho Inatumtal ceremonies In the Senate, and will take, part in the reception at the National Museum Building previous to tin- bull, in the cveuing. but will not enter the procession. CURRENT TOPICS ATJHE CAPI I AI Washington?, Tiiesaay, F?ii. '__, ?-mi. PRESERVA ITON OF PUliUC RSOOBIM. The House Committee ?? Public Buildings end Grounds instructed Representativo Young, of Ohio, to ask leave to take from the Speaker's table and put noon its passage the Senate bill providing for ilio erection of a tire-proof building in this city for the safe-keeping of the Government records. CONGRESS OF ELECTRICIANS. Tho House Committee on Foreign Affairs to-day had under consideration tho message of tho Presi? dent transmitting correspondence with tho Depart? ment of State relating to an invitation extended by the French Government to the United States to send representatives to ao International Con? gress of Electricians, ti bo held at Paris, 8epten:be^ 15, 1.881. Representative Hill was instructed t? request tho Appropriations Com? mittee to insert in the Sundry Civil bill an item of appropriation to meet the necessary expenses of such representation on the part of this Government. YORK ?OWN CENTENNIAL ASSOCIATION. The York town Centennial Association held a meet? ing at the Ebbitt Housq this morning. Owing to the feable condition of hie health the Hoil. R. Ould tenderexl his resignation as pirsident. which was ac? cepted, and the Hon. John Goode, of Virginia, was unanimously elected to fill his place. Books for subscriptions are to be opened at once in the various cities aud towns in tho Colonial States. The nresent indications are that the contemplated celebration will be a gieal succ???e. ROOM FOR A FEW MORE. Only ten days will intervene between now and the day on which-Ptesideut Garfleld's Cabinet will be announced. There is still a considerable number of Republican politicians and statesmen in the country whose names have not yet been mentioned a? secretary of this, that or the other. The Wash? ing.??? Cabinet makers are therefor?? now exeeeel nSlv bu.? hud "e)at?e" are made and broken with a rapidity which is bewilderina. not to say start linir A . the pres??nt rate probably everybody will bave beeu " mentioned " by dawn ou the 4th of next month. -_-___--_______________-__---__?.?? SENATOR CARPENTER SERIOUSLY SICK. Washington, Feh. 22.?Senator Carpenter's coiiditlou tins moruiug Is uot Improved. Ba U still con? ni?!? red dangerously Ut MiLWAUnEB. Wie., Feb. 22.-Dr. William Fox. of this _____ ? ??sit Washington In snswor to ;? tclegr*m ir-_??M?r 'carpenU?/ Fear.iota entertained acre thai tne Senator is failing Inilmal-h. BANES AND TUE FUNDING BILL. Pittston, Penn., Fib. 22.-Che directors of th. ? r_, ?.allunai Rank ol Pl.tst??n tliis d.v voted to w^h? ?i? S .?'???.. Il?'* amount i. W50.00?. Coop?BST?>wii, ?. Y., Feb. !_2.-Tl_e banks of Mis place will notlurreiKler Ihelr clrculallon, but are willing to use aU_u_ fi-OO-C-X* of tne prop?_K-d three per?oent bonds. , _ PRONO UN'OR ITA REA NSA W. Little Rock. Ark., Fob. 22.?I? the Hew [ ot KeprtseutaUves t_?-<i*y aj?*iut reSiduU-U w__ w?-cd, bv a vote of ?? to 17. proposing en sn.endn.-nt to the Constitution prohibiting the saie of liquor m the Sta***. In the Senato a Joint resolution was passed. t?> avito of 11 to G), fixing tli. pronunciation of tho name oi mm State as "Arkansaw." a cuoiai: at last. JOHN I. MITCHELL FOR SENATOR tiii: itKi'iiii.icAN wtlfuutxcB ?aa?p?a <>f tuk PENNSYLVANIA l_M___L-T0.il ????.?? UPON A MAN ANI? REJOICE TO?KTHER?1UK EU-CfIOfl TO-I>AY. |I1T nUMUn TO THE TRIB??IF..I ELuaUKBUBO, Penn., Feb. 22.? The Committee of Conference appointed by tho wings of the Ilepubliciin party to select a candidate for United States S?n:itor unanimon-dy nominated Congressman John I. Mitchell, of Tioga, to-night amid great enthusiasm. A hurried consultation was held at 8 o'clock by the representatives of the rival factions, aud it was undcretood in advance that an ngroeraeut would be arrived at either on Sbiras, Scofleld or Mitchell. The Beaver and Bavno men then withdrow to sep? arate rooms and wore absent about ten minutes, after which thoy returt._d to the conference-room. Tho roll aas then called, and Roproeontative Bil lingely, oo the part of the caucus men, lod oli with the name of John I. Mitchell. The Independents fell in graie fully, and the fnll veto of tho Conference was caet for Mr. Mitchell, a'!ter which a great shout of joy burst forth from thu committeee, whose members clasped banda and oongratulatod each other with hearty good will. Caoere wore given for tho nominee, and also for Bayne and Beaver. The nomination gives great satisfaction on all sides. The Cameron and anti-Cameron people are rivaling each other in their expressions of delight over such a happy endit g of tho dead-lock. The result was hastened by the determination of the Philadelphia delegation to break away from the support of General Beaver and caet thoir votes for Ex-Mayor Henry of that city. A caucus of tne Republican members will lie held to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock to ratify the nom? ination, and Mr. Mitchell will be elected United States Seuator at tho noon meeting of the Joint Cou? vent ion. Con ?re asm an John I. Mitchell, who wru? selected lust night us the Republican candidate for United Slates Honator from Pennsylvania, wa? born in Tioga County, Renn., July 28. 18.18. lie spent hi? boy? hood upon Ills father's farm. Ho received a common school cducatlou and psssod two years (1?..7-.-?) at the University of L__W______TS, hut wus not graduated. II?? taught schon) for a time, and during the wnr ho served ana I.l.iut.'iiant ?nd Captain In ih_ Union Army. In 1804 be was admitted to the bar, and lis?? s'iioe practised law. Iu 1 St-8 ho was elected District-Attorney of his nativo county, nerving for three years. During (he year 1870 he edited Tbe Tioga Agitator, at WelUbiiro. From 1872tol87d Inclusive, he wa_ a member of tlie Penn sylvsula IIou?n ol Representative?, serving ns elimini.m of the Judiciary. ?Jcn-ral aid Ways snd Means Commit? tee. Mr. Mitchell wa* elected tu tu Xl.Vlh < ougress in 1870. from the XVIth G????? .vivandi D._'rli)t (('ainiroii. I.vcoinlng. McKi-sn, Potter, Hulilvsn and Tioga C??unii??-), and In 1878 no was elect?? I to tini X!.Villi (.'?ingrese. At the election last year he was not a candidate. In the lint II? us_? Mr. Mitchell wm a a_of-il member if tbe Committee oo Railways and CsBSlS, m.d In (tie present House be I? a member ot tbo Collimiti?, s nn Mine? and Minnie. and en Private I_and Clslms. Willie Mr. Mitchell ha? not been eim?ptcuons as a __ _M ter on th? tli.i.r of tin? II.hum*, bis course bas l.en such as to gain the goiwl win and respeol ol bis associai.*?-. His eo-waaues oa tbe eoumUttea of which ho is a member ?peak of tit tit in lei BBS of lili.ii pr.ii. ? . Ih.iIi for hi? ability ??nl for his ?.ms? n niions attention lo the liii-int?-? run? tlit'd lo li.ni. GENERAL POLITICA E NEWS. Il? PBOII MENTOR. ???G TKI.K_iH_l'H T?. TUS THIHtlfR. | Mentor, Olin?, IVI?. 2_!.--John ?. C;mi|.WM, of Wheeling, a R.'inibllcan lead?r of West Virginia, was her? to-day. BedOOOBO. think thai fill Oli tSIJ Olii, si whom h? .[M'i?k? in carnet praue, wnl be rclaiucd la tin? ?.'.linnet. Thomas N. Riehol arrived hem im? morning, n? .n? nt the di? with Oeaeral (Jarfieid and left hereto? night. William Ileary Smith, or Cbicng?. agent ofths lied Press, ?? ?- Ie ie ilii? morning to consult Cleti? ?t,.? <i iilleld in re.'nr 1 '?? lili |ouriiey to Washington. ! Uai II ? ?- in ""I I.? ?Uh and spirits, nnd found tini.? lo r.iim? ilo?? n ??? u.i-railway statini! tin. evening lu a hug?) witu Mi Ni.-hol. PREPARED 1<> LEAVE MENTOR. Cincinnati, Feb. 22.?A diapateh to Tkt Comiiitreiiil from Pal IVtlJe toy? ? it ?_--__. ? il (iartl? M h ?a ?? tiled on G? nui..ry V!?. ns tin? day of his iirpRrtiir?* (or Washington. Ill . wife. ?Other nnd daughter Molile, ami bin SOBS Ir?in nini Antimi, with a very lew Intimato friends, will secoep bi bint. The eoastltaents of m? old Consresstonal district alll meet at Monter oe Feb? ruary 28 to se? Inni ?ti The lion. A. L Tinker, of l'a ??? IV li te. ?HI inuke ih? farew. II speech and (ieiieral (iiiitiei.i will reply. Dndet a reoonl order ali express li..in? mi lb? l_?k?? Minn? ro.nl ar? Ui step at Mentor till tin? i'r.-ii' ni elect departs. Tl.? dully ibrong uf vi?itor_ bas Ixen nulli?-um? unii Is mei?tt"liig. In Ih? ttaj Of ?or re. |?oinl? tu e ??? pottage OB letters in n ?'I I'? ?i'li'tal ?in Held i.aWi-Ht Mentor ?luce III? iioiimiiuI l.m last .Inn? bai ??.?? a 1*804,. quii slent lo tho postage lor ubove 1 _?,_?.? letters. OFFICIAI. VoiF OF PHILADELPHIA G????.?????.?*????, Feb. 22.?Tb? olUiial rotint nt tl?.? vote cast at the recent municipal election wus completed tiMlay. King (Democrat uud Cillzons' ciiinll ilat?? for Mayiii) ???? G.,787 uialorlty; lluuter (Democrat und ?Itir.'-n?* candidate for Tn* Receiver,) 2?.58? malori ty; West (Republican, for ?:iiy (Viileiiurl 20Ar>'J ina J .rtty. On the (jreei.i.iek ueket Bolrd, for Mayor, ro celvixl ?'? voten; Th. nini., City Hollcitor, 105; and Keyssr, Iteceiver ol Ausa, 1 H. FRAOMES IS OF WESTERN' NEWS. STAI1HKI? T?? DEATH IN ??lit??. Washington Court Hotob, Ohi??, Fei?. 22.? ('baili? H nil ???? ami ,?'???? Barker, yniiujt non. ?mai relied In a liquor ibop to-day and bau su encounter during nini h ?.iati.ml stabbed Barker with a ijiall knife, cau? ing death in an hour. A FATAL Ql'.WtREI. AT LITTLF. ????. Little Ruck, Ark., Feb. 22.?Joseph Ilate inaii lu ?lay Haut und killed u cnioi.-l dray mull named Tluuiii. Braoob. Tbejf luul quarreled shout sums cotton, aud, after angry word?, Brauch timiw a piceo o? ir.in at ?___u.ii._n, wmu li.minau xbut him. A FAMILY rOMONRO 11V A HI'.HVANT. Cincinnati, Peb. 22.?A dispatch to The Commercial fiom Nashville isys : "hallio Mutili???.?, coloriai, was di_chaig?*d ye,sier?lay frou? n? rviee by Isoin Cody. To-day ?ho wus arrf_t_sl on a charge, of putting arsenic in ilrinkiug waUir, fruui tbo . It.-ila or wtilf ll Cody is dying, and ihr??.?, ur bis cUlldroii are hopelessly , Ul.'r ???? IN A KKN'IL'CKY HOTEL. Cincinnati, Peb. 22.??Diapatche? troni Oray son. 1-3 . say teal " Ned " lUi.gaii Was ?hut uu Blindar liy MuiHii.il lienrge Aruihlrulig, Iu in? hull of a lui? I. Artuntrung and I-i'iigun had lire, luiin.y liud an onOOUB? ter, Kcugitu being 'Iriiiik. No on? Maw tbe ?.hunting, wulob Armstrong say? was lu sell-defeuoe. He was ar? rested. ?????????? INDUSTRIAL STATISTICS. Chicago, Peb. 22.?From udvaiicti sheet.) of the report ol the UTorhehop [?spsetura itaj>peiir? thut there a?? tiA'lil factories and workshop?, 7,411 stores, and ? 771) miscellaneous PtBOSS wlit-ru BsrSOBS STS tOt plnved it? this city, together eiiii.loviffg l_5,i:j,. m?n wo?ieii und ehlldrflii. Of tbeso 1<*7.5__ uro male? sud 17 obi aru female?. Thrr? are ti.Ti'i noye and 2,-_0 girl? under 11 U<" u )cur_ or ag?. In ilnrtv -two vocalici. _ there ?re empio?.?*! 10,251 Americans, 20,8111 OeritiSBS, 21,118 Irish, 5,052 euindiuavlaii? aud 5,021 Belavo Ulall?. ?___-_________-___-_?-______?__ TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. FATAL HOI LKIl KXPLOSIOtl. I.OITSVM ? ?:. ??.. Fell. !_*_.?I h??. boil, r in the soap factory ul ? W. M. y_reipiud_d toalay, kll ing Mr. Meyer sud injuring Mu _<>u William. ICE IAOMTINQ ON THE HUDSON. Pn?OiiKKiFHlK. N. Y., Feh. 22.?Tb? ??*, yacht, It'.bert Hcutt beat th* Icicle. Avalaoch. /Kolus ?nil 8uuW lUk? lu s nine-mile _crub race, by tour n.iuiu??. to-.uy. DOCK HIVE* WAY AT HANDY HOOK. Handy Hook, ?. J.. 1 ?<?'?. 25_.?A portion of tho w?,l_?_ii>?l ra!lr?itt-<lnc_, utuler which the icelmd binken the iiile. ?upporiliig its B?ve way last night, carrylug wlib il ? loaded Irrlght car. VICTIM OF A I.AII.I.OAD Af( II1KNT. HaBBIBUMBDKO, V,.., F.i'. 22.? John W. Alrr, _n.ot are nt at Hairi_iiul.iirg. ilied U.ls morning frmn Injiirl??? receiV-S In t.?e railroad ??????? on Huniiay uiurumg. Ho waa a Knight Tea piar. Ml? IDE OF A MILL OIItL. 1'iioviiHM ?. R.l.i r?b. !_2.?.Minnie Arnold, a ml I Kill lately (Mm (.?well, Mass., died ihn nomine of self? SmSut-ie?! poison. Htie lied i.erowe l*_.al_au.?l ?rila a mar 'llwl luan, an.l bad tried :?_1)? hi lu. ROM-CRY AW) A US?) ? IN TEXAS. i-Ai visi'??? Feh. 22.?? Mortal ulspatch to Th* B***?trtm New limili,:? ?? -??>-.. tl,.: .sh.ro ot ll. ??.?p??. ? wu_ ?????_? last ni?nt sad sot on ?re. Two sates *?cs hi',?? i. open and r._'?S ?? t :..oiiO. AllllKVlKD l'Oli .TI.AI.INO BONDS Pwti I'siM ::i. V ? , Feb. 23. ?) ?'? ? ...?.,.? ..' tl.ei-o.iri BOOSS. ? ?-arr-teM today, li?_*<?d ?ill. ? theli a,.:,l.m.r..l.,U.r;i,l r-n;-, <? ... .l_.-U.___l toshoa. niooo. su-t?. fi??* uo Audrt-rsomce, IN FOREIGN LANDS. ? THE AXGLO-IKLSil CONFLICT. FEATURES OF THS PARLL-MKNTAIiY DF.BATF9 ? AMKItlC.lN PORK ABROAD?A KKW SWISS PRESI? DENT. Mr. Parnell lias made ft retraction of tho passage in hie speech at Clara for which he was called to account. The liritish Govern? ment does not intend at present to prohibit tlio importation of American pork to England. Mr. Droz has been elected President of the Swiss Confederation. Greece is about to enroll in the army all men over twenty-oue ye.irs of age who hnve served three' months or more.' Troops havo left Durban to go to tho relief of General Colley. PARLIAMENTARY MEASURES. FARN't-LL'a 8PI.KCH AT CLAKA?QUESTIONS WHICH MR. GIAD8TONE WILL ANSWKR THURSDAY. London. Tuesday. Feb. 22. 1881. In the House of Commons to-day, Mr. Law, Attorney (__ii'inU lor Ireland, replying to tbe question, of which notice was given yenterday, whether Mr. Par? nell'e speech at Clara on Sunday, especially tho passage retati.??, to "ploughingup tho land" was not an Incite? ment to puntellatilo offences, said that ho had only seen newspaper reports of Mr. Parnell's speech, but that tbe question has reoei<*od and will receive his careful at? tention. His remarks were greeted with cheers. Mr. Gladstone, replying to the questions, said that tie oould not gire the details of the Land bill until be presents the bill tn the House with a clear prospect of proceeding therewith. Ho said tbat bo would stato on Thursday what course was proposed regarding tho pu.llo business. Replying to a question as to whether tlio Government Intended abandoning the Anns bill, Mr. Glad-tone said bo would state tt oa Thursday. To the list of English members of tho House of Com? mons already announce?I on voting yesterday in the minority on Mr. Gladstone's motion that at midnight the remaining clauses of and amendments to the Protection lull Im? put forthwith, the following are to be added: Viscounts Newport* and Helmsley, Conservatives; t#s ItlgbtHon. George A. Hemlock, Conservative; Arthur .1. Iinlfour, Conservative; Mr. ILioid. Conservative; Mr. Fellowes, Conservative; Sir John Miles, Conservative; Sir Frederick Johnsrono. Con servati ve; Mr. Tlionia? E. ?inlth, Adviiiie. il l.il.er.-il, and Mr. Thompson. Lili.ral. ???? sorrow., of Ireland. _J_:nLis, Tue .day, G? b 22,18S1. Archbidliop McCiil?**, Roman Catholic Pre? late ot In Inni, mi sumUy next will ls.uo a Lcut pas? toral as follows: We should nrnr with great fervor for our country, over wiileli tbe Almtirtity bas permitted ?oro trini.? to fall. Her history ls still to a gi?'_i extent areeord of sorrow. -lint a calamity mure terrible and humiliating tliau any that lia. yet liefi-ll'Mi her seems t?> Minuten. Allies for our ci'iiiiirv in her strugi?!?? Tor Ju-tlce are sought from Um nu... of impili* hsMel*. who hare planaod ilieir own unfunny lami luto misery, .nil who are sworu to destroy the foundations of all religion, Will Catholic [rolan-- tolerats neh ai iini?imitr l Will sha glv.? lier einildenc** to men who hats wickedly plsniird It I Willi si,e break from all holy traditions winch during ??? of poreeeallon commanded for her the v, oeratlnii of tlie Christian World I l.?-t us pray thut <.?>,| lu.iy turbid it. It beiug eonsldsrsd unnecessary to keep tho coast? guaid ?Inn IIelisisi? on the north coast of Ireland any longer,she Inn bOSB uni? red to return t?. Kii_sti>?_ n. A nnv.ite powder sumadas at Cork has ne? ?? forcibly enteie.l ami a larga quantity of ?mi and Mettili pow? der ha. ???. ? stolen. IHK IHTI.TI* IAT RVKXl-fO. Th?? Hoses ol < lom?me? to sight t??ok up ihe Protection bill as uiurnd? ? in e? inmltlee. After sever..1 clauses. tn.?.?. ??! I.v the Unni?? Kilns M addition* 10 the bill, had ?... ? ?. |.?. ?? ,|, u r nisi? movi d hy Mr. Sullivan, provlalng that no person should b? -tsohsrgsd at a greater dis? taue? than Hie miles from tlie placo ut arrest was agreed to. Mr. Forster?? amendment Ituiitlnir the re'ro?pectlve action of the bin to September .??. i*?rti?, was earned. In ih.? our??.? <'f tn?? ????!?.? ?' M r. Parodi declared iliat th?. K??!??? orOinir.itlon in Ireland wns never less active than al present. Paris wus Mr. ?_.??>??<??*?? residence, mid le? h >d nn?!? ? y returned llnther from a tour iu the Cnlt.d Hi ite_, wburo bo had been opposiug tbo Laud I-.-.1-MI ?. fllr William If.ir.-ourt. tlie Home fl ?eretarr, said that the Government bad vrotrods for believing tha? iVniun ? m ?.nil existed aod situ intended ?? carry ont its obleota te. the mo*l ?1?.?min ii?!?? and detestable mesa??, He re lerred to O'lhmovsn Koasa'a utterance* In The United Iriihuinn and a violent _pc_ eh by John Deroy, formerly ii polllioal eoavtel In ???.t?.?.?. MR. IMIIMLI.? umiACTIOK. Mr. Purnell hai written to tie se. r? laiy ol the I.ranch o. tiie Land Lesgae st Clara, retrerUng bis advioe to ? ,,????? up tin? lead, I?? , nis . In s;ivs, l?i? has learned tliat 11 ? 11, ? .1 .mil li.ir'.iu-i n- laws make IO Ii uu act piiuichablo by ?even yesrs' penal servitud? . AMERICA.. G??? IN EUROPE. I-.?!?!'.?**, Tuesday, fob. __!, lsl^l. In ibe Room of Conaoioiu today Mr. J. A. Miiii'l?*?!;?, vice picl'lent of the Coiiticll, reply lug to a f|in stli.n, said thai the Oovei-BMat did not Intend at presesi to prohibit tin? Importation of pift-s from the Dotted States. Mr. Muniteli,? said that tho yearly ini portatloa of pork, bacon sad hum* from th?? United Hiates, t'aiiiiila, tierinany and Deomsrk was more than twenty pounds weight ?ur he.nl for tin? wliolo popalaltoi of the Culted Kingdom I that Its value exceeded nine nml n half million pomi.I* sterling, e ? elusivo of live swim?; thut to cut off this enormous supply of food woold lofllel great hardship on Um poor, sad eoald only be done to ease of argent ?.esettyi that it would not solile.? to prohibit the American supply, for trichinosis existed iu oilier ooanilies, uni ss Iona a* am oilier ...tinny admitted American pork England would bs sure to r.eer.e lappile? mconil ti mil ; thai there was no autlientie repon of an OUtbresk of trichinosis in England, nml be thought tion? was no oocaaion for apprehension. He a,hied thai Continental ooaatrlea were liable to the diseuse, becsUSO of tho une of uncook.d food, which wa* unknown bora Pam?, Tuesday, PW?. 22, ihhi. The Agricultural flociety uta moetlng to day adopted a lesoluii'.ui dem Hiding lh.it the Ministry should begin ?Sgottati?-? with tlie Hatted Mat?? fur the revocation of an alleged decision of the United Btat?? foriildding the landing nf French wines nt Atneilean ports ou the pre? text last thoy' arc Injurious to Inalili. The society bo? ite?,???? thai the decision Is simply In reprisal for tlie in? lenii? timi by Praoeo of tho importation uf Amencau UacuU. narxsi-.is, Tuc.day, l-'eb. 22, 1881. In theChamher of Iieputl. * to day tho Minister of the Interior, replying to an lutsrpellatlon with regard to tho Ei euch dei r.e forblddlug tho Importation of pork from Amene., said there had been no caso of trichinosis In Belgium I the Government consequently did uot intend to tako prereutivo measure*. THE ATTITUDE OF GREECE. LOVDOa, Tuesday, Heb. 22, 1881. A Ilcutcr (li.pulc-i fiom Atlien., ?aye : In the Chamber of Uepulles yesterday a Koval decree was Slltilllltted calling to arm* ail mill ulinve tweiitv-ou<) year? of ?ige who have si rv?*d three months ur moro In th ? army. Decrees were also presented empowering the Oovernmcpt to admit foreinn offlcerH luto the Greek arniv, provided they will liocorno Greek citizens, and modifying thu organization uf thu lluuncial department of Hi? uriuv. the Cologne Calette publlsnes a telegram which states that tlreeee will present a note to Ih? Towers demanding ?.l.uu. n.u to tho eonfereiii???* at Coiisi.iutlnopie. undjf ailiulssinn is refused iho Government will make tho widest resei vatlou with rcfereuco to tbo decisions ar? rived at. ? ?- ? GOING ?? GENERAL COLLEY*? RELIEF. ?.? ? m m?.. Tuesday, Peb. 22.1881. A dispatch from Durban says that General PlrKvlyn Wood hu* returned to Pleter Marltr.'nirg to Mii.erinteiid arrangements at tho base of ??? rations. Troop* from Newcastle started nt 2 o'clock thi* morulug fur (leueral Colley*? ???????, ami aecordlng to tao latest uitvlc??* tliey hid reached without opporiitli.n Hchliin's Hooite Platoiiu, which was tho sc.nu ?if General Colley'? lust reverse. ? Ailviocs reoetved at. Liverpool from Axim on the Gold Coast, repnesai Unit the King of Asbautee can put UO,000 inuu tu ihe Held. _? CORRUPTION AT ENCLISI! ELECTION'S. London, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1881. Tlie Roynl Coniiuinsionei-? appointed to ex? amine into the recent PuUameatar. alMtlea? at baud wich, *auere Mr. Chail'S II. C. it'berte (?Conserviti v.) as?na_ir._i.le Angust, 1890, bars r?-i>i.rted that c..r rmitioii his long ami ext-iisivelv prevailed there. Mr. Koherts was elected to in?? . ?. ?nit by tho elevation ?.I the ????? Hou. E. U. Kuatchliull-ilugessen to the l'ieiage. _ THE CABINET CRISIS IN PRUSSIA ?.?.???.??, Taesday, Peb. 88, _88L It i? n?Metod Urn tli*; qpeation of Coaat v?, i:ui ?,?, non will num.n in suspense until m ? It : .arruine fesUVttien aie aver. If Hi?? ?ecept-d. Herr von PnWMamsr, .it pressai , iiiuialti ul ..uiauip, win probably euo-.od Count vuu Eulenburg ss Minister of the Interior, and Herr von Goealer will replace Herr von PutUanccr. ELECTED PRESIDENT OF SWITZERLAND. Bebt.-., Tuesday, Feb. 22.1881. M. Droz, previously Vice-President, has been elected President of tbe 8wisa Confederation In the place of M. Anderwerf, deceased: and M. Bavler has been declared Vice-president. M. Hofmann, Radical, succeeds M. An lerwert as member ot tbe Federal Couiicii. Tbe ciiauges do not affect the policy of the Swiss Government. ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE A WOMAN. Mo-fTRE.\L, Feb. 22.--While Mre. O'Donovan Rossa was reading in Nordhelmer's Hall last. Igbt a luiilet was tired through a window and fell in the hall, without hitting anyone, hdVever. The miscreant wto tired ? escaped. ? THE WEST INDIES. St. Thomas, Feb. 16.? Genial -weather pre? vails in Demorara, and there ls every prospect tbat the crops will be equal to those ot last year. Advices have been received from Ban Domingo to the 8th lnst. An agent from London had arrived at the capital, fully empowered to contract a loan. It is re? ported tbat the Government Is not disposed to entertain tho matter. The republio was ?inlet and business was sotlve. Advices from Haytl are to February 9. Tbe political condition of tbe country was uneasy. While Presiden. Salomon was engaged in suppressing a projected con? spiracy tn the Sontb a plot was discovered In Port su Prince to set fire to tbe Executive Mansion and assas? sinate the President. Tbe guard was doubled. Advices from Venezuela ate to February 11. It was reported that the President, General Guzman Blanco, bad threatened to resign unless he was allowed to carry out tho loon protect with the Paris banker Feretri?. FOREIGN NOTES. LONiiOK, Tuesday, Feb. 22,1881. The -.???? announces that tbe treaty between Russia ani China ls expected to bo ready tor signature In abont a week. Tbe safety ls announced of the crew of the Russian bark ?|offrok.?, Captain Kepnlertu, from Baltimore, December 94, for Queenstown, bet?re reported as having beeu seen abandoned at sea. In the House of Commons to-day, Sir Charles Dllke, Under Foreign Secretary .replying to a question, said that ho expected to receive an invitation to the loterna? tional Monetary Conference shortly. The Pope in an address to the Cardinals, on February 20, snuounced tbat an extraordinary jubilee would be hold this year throughout Chrisbendom lor the purpose ol ltniilortng the Almighty to bestow bet?.r times upon the ? I. in ? :i. At tbe election ?n Sunday last, for members of tbe 1?-????ich Chamber of Deputies from the Department of Grue, M. Duque de la Fauconnerie received 3,800 votes, th?? l-einiblicn candidate 5,000, and the Legitimist can? didat?'3.300. M. Fauconnerie, therefore, loees bis seat. The Paris Tempt drawl special attention to a passage In M. Gambetta'? speech tn tbo Chamber yesterday, in which be said be would Impose on biniseli a certain re? servo until the day when the country might think tit to dimenate him plainly to Uli another role. The IkmM infers from the foregoing that M. ?iaiulietta will not re? fuse tbe Premiership wheu called upou to take it. (?ri in <-. Feb. 22.?The small-pox ha? broken out in Charlesbourg, four miles north of this city. A dozen lamilla? wero iiB-'Cte-L WiSNipKo, Man., Feb. 22.?Tho latest announcement 1_ that coal has been found some distance east of Dominion City, samples of which have been for varded to Chicago and pronounced of excellent quality. Havana, Feb. 22.?The opening of tbo Exhibition at Matanzas has been postponed until April 3. . . . Tho precinct of Condado. In Trinidad, has been destroyed by tire. It coutatued seventeen bouses, principally of wood. Vu T'iH'a, II. ?'.. Feb. 22.- Mr. Ondenlonk, contractor of th.? Canada Pacific Hallway, advertises that be will waut 3,?Mil? win'?? laborers during the coming summer. rbessal tishlng season thus Ur has proved un? profitable. _ KIDNAPPED AND BRUTALLY TREATED. Richmond, Ind., Feb. 22.?Walker Amos bas entered a plea of guilty to tbe charge of kidnapping, nnd has confessed that be enticed a ?mall boy named Adolphuii Williams from bis borne. Ko. 3U3 Brigbt-st., Indianapolis, aod started nn foot with bim to this place. Tbey walked sixteen miles tbe firm day. and ??ben tbe boy'e fcot became, sore Amos made a cat o'-nlne-tulls out or a ropu and lashed the boy to make him walk on, whipping dim until he nearly fainted. They walked on to Richmond, begging as they went, tho boy being for* bidden on the iiain of death to make any complaint. At tins iliaco be took another little boy named Ratilff.?, and started on toward Fittshurg, compelling tbe boys to walk over frozen roads, and beating them unmercifully whenever they complained. They bad reached Troy. Olii*?, when tbey wero overtaken by persons from here uiul brought buck to this place. Amo? sani he Intended to take tin- boys to Ilarrisburg. Pean., to hie mother, und have her raise ? beni. I'm? fellow is a light-colored mu? latto. MEXICANS M CEDEREI) HT INDIANS. St. Loris, Feb. 22.?A dopatili from El Pas?, Texas, says news has been received there from Chlhttahas, Mex.c??. tbat the Indians aro again on tbe warpath in that region. Two hundred of them attacked a settlement near Carrales a few days ago, killed several women and children aud nluudeied tho place. Advices from Fort Cummings, N. M., say Lieutenant Morey, with Company K, 9th Cavalry, aud thirty In? dian scouts, him Just returned from following a band of .Moches into Mexico. Became upon their camp in a c.iiioii lu tho Cainlal.iria Mountains __?i the night of Feb marr 12, hut before he could attack them the Iuiliuns broke, scattered in tin? mountain?, and could not be overtaken. Tiio camp and thirty horses were captured. Lieutenant Horsy pursued these Indians 150 miles over a roiwh, barren country, and for eight days could pro run? only atkill water, uud for two days was without water ?if any k'.ud. ON THE TRACK OF A SPIRITUALIST. Danville, Va., Feb. 22.?A spiritual and clalrvoyaut seance wa_ given here last night by a travel? ling Spirttiiallsf, calling himself J. Foster, ol New-York. Tho performance, which was witnessed by a large crowd, was generally regarded as a swindle, and after its close Dr. R. V. BirMdale, a prominent physician of this city, swore out befnro a Justice or the Peace a war? rant or arrest against Foster, charging him with ob? taining nniuey from tin? sale of tickets under false pre? tences. Before ih?? warrant could be executed Foster liad taken the night train for Lynchburg and had es? caped. An ?iilleer will probably bo sent after him, and if captured within the ?Jtuto ho will be brought back for trial. A FRENCH BARK PROBABLY LOST. Philadelphia, Feb. 22.?Grave fears aro entertained that tho French bark Fannie, (jgptaln Letel llcr, which sailed from this port, September 30 last, for Havre, has been lost with all hands, as no tidings of her have been received since she left the Delaware Capes. Her cargo consisted, when she left thie port, of 273,887 gallons of crude petroleum, stored In four compartments uf thu vessel, and 53,485 gallons of retine,i petroleum In vessels, consigned to a large oil company ut Havre. ? INSTALLED AS PROVOST. Philadelphia, Feb. 22.-A. noon to-day, In tho presence of? very large and a very distinguished assemblage, Dr. William Popper was formally 'installed iu the Frovoetsblp of the University of Penneylvanla.tbe ..?remontes taking place at the Academy of Music. Governor noyt delivered an address, aud close?! by lu?eiitlug tbe keys, the symbol of the offloe, to Dr. Pep? per MEXICAN WAR VETERANS. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22.-Tbe National Association of Veterans of the Mexican War assembled at noon to-day in tbls olty. General Tbomaa Taylor called tho meeting to order, and General W. L. Jackson delivered the andres? of welcome, which wa? responded to by General J. W. Denver. About 200 veterans were present. A DUELLIST HELD FOR MURDER. Charleston. 8. C, Feb. 22.?Tbe Grand Jury at Darllugtun to-day, tound a true bill agalust Colonel Cash, for the murder of Colonel Bhanuoo In a duel. The cu*e Ii? been set for trial ou Thursday n.xt. _M WOMAN SUFFRAGE DEFEA1ED. CHICAGO* Feb. 22.?A special dispatch to Ihr liait ? .Vi??? troni Indianapolis, lud., says tbe House bus rejeeie.i th_ bill ali?iwiin; women to vote for Presi? dential electors by a voto of 46 to _3. ?_ MINING I STATE SOLD. Alma, C?>1., Feb. 22.?The entire Dolly Vnie>-u Mining estate waa soli yesiorday by Ua.i Jc Uu. ?.?. ? . me Boston Gold and d?ver Mimng C-i..t-??. ior ?-.??,????. ACCEPTING THE OBELISK* THE CEREMONIES IN CENTRAL PARK. GREAT CHOWDfl ATTRACTED TO SIE THK 8X0X1 AND TO HEAR THE ADDRESSES IX THE __n.SKU._l OF . ART ? SECRETARY EVART8_ ?PKECH?? M.VVOit GRACE'S RESPONSE OX BEHALF Of IBB CITV ? PRESENTA.ION OK M. DALS TO ONU HUNDRED SCHOOL BOYS?EXPENSES OF BRINO? INO ??! MONOLITH TO THIS COUNTRY?MEAX? INO OF THE HIKROOLYPHICS G??? IT. The official presentation o? the Egyptian olieliek to the City of New-York by tbe United Slates took place yesterday at tho Metropoli? tan Museum of Art. Between three and ioni thousand persone were in attendance. Sec? retary Evarte made the presentation ad? dreee a**d Mayor Grace responded on be? half of the city.' Algernon S. Sullivan, for the Numismatic and Arehteological Society, presented a silver medal commemorative of the occasion to Lieutenant-Commander Gor ringe. A medal waa prepared for'W. Hj Vanderbilt, but he was unable to attend th? ceremonies on account of sickness. Bronte medals were also given to 100 boye selected from the public schools upon the record ol echolarenip and general deportment ADDRESSES IN THE MUSEUM OF-ABT. A stream of people might have beea seen as early as 11 o'clock yeeterday morning, carefully picking m way across Fifth-ave. through the mad at Eight?? second-st., and then entering Central Park. All of these were going to see the obelisk, and a great put of tbem had tickets of admission to the Metropoli?? tan Museum of Art, where the presentation cera momee were to be held. The M oseara was not to be opened until 2 o'clock, but a crowd of men, womea and children had collected by noon around the en? trances, Tbero were several large mud ponds in tha hollows near tbe Museum, aad tbe boya who were fortunate enough to escape from their mothers amused themselves wbila waiting by wading, despite the cold. At 2 o'clock, when the doors were opened, tli. re were two or three thousand persons collected outside of tho building. There wa? a terribie tush to get ia by those wbo did not have reserved seats. On? woman apparently nearly fainted. Her lungs wer? in good order, however, and she screamed so loudly that the crowd gave way. Then she was lesi into the Museum, where an excellent seat was provided foe her as a reward for her shrewdness. Tbe platform for the speakers and others con? nected with the ceremonies was at the west end ot the large hall. Directly in front of this, separated from the rest of tbe ball, were about 000 chairs, which wero reserved. The south gallery waa reserved for tho boys from the publie schools and for women, while in tlie north gallery was stationed the chorus. By half-past 2, the hall waa crowded, and many persons went away, Unding that they would not be ablo to obtain comfortable scats. 0onerai Di Cea? noia told the committee in ebarge not to is .ne mora than 3,500 invitation*; by somo mistake, however, 3.500 double invitations were sent out. A few minutes before 3, John Taylor Johnston, who presided in the absence of H. ?. St? boina, walked down tho contri of the platform, arm-in-arm with Secretary Evarts, and took his seat at the chairman's table. Following tbem sama Lieutenant-Commander Qorringe, Algernon 8. Sul? livan, Hamilton Fish, Mayor Grace, William K. 1)odg?\ the Hev. Dr. Ormleton, the Rev. Dr. Howard Crosi.y, President Bernard, of Colombia Collette, Park Commissioners Saloni II. Wales, Smith K.Lane, Charles F. MacLeanand William M Oili?e, the Rev. Russell N. Bellows, William Henry Hurlbert aad Thomas Rut ter. Among others present were Professor Charles E. Antbon. president of the No misruatic Society, the Rev. Dr. It. 8. Storr., C. CL Perkins. Controller Campbell, tbo Rev. Dr. II. W. Bellows, Father Ilecker, floury O. Marquauit, Joha Jay, <_e.*rgo II. Boker, Commodore Ni< holson, Cornelius Vauderhilt, Daniel Hunting? ton, the Rev. Dr. 8. Ironicus Prime, Dr. W. C. Prime, tho Rev. Dr. 11. D. Hitchcock, Chief-Justice C. P. Daly. General George W. Cut luui, Professor J. C. Welling, J. L. Claighorn, Fred? erick DePeyster, Commodore Baldwin, Lewis M. Rutherford, Scnor Romero, Professor Henry Draper, Park?*. G?>.;.win, E. C. Stedmao, General Dl Cesnola. W. W. Astor, John Q. A. Ward, ex-Secretary Thompson, Frederick L. 1'alcott, Geucral Alexander Shalcr, Henrv C. Bo wen, John C Hamilcio, John T. Agnew, George R. Blanchard, Everett P. Wheeler, James 1'alcott, Napoleon Le Brun, William Wood, Lawrenoe Turuure, Edwards Pierropont, John Savane, Pro-i lessor R. Ogdeu Doremus, the Rev. Dr. John P. Newman, the Rev. Dr. L. D. Bevan, Gordon W. Buriihani, Robert L. Stuart, Edgar Van Winkle. Stephen ?, Walker aud Benjamin ?. Field. Among the la?lie_ In that part of tho gallery which was reserved expressly for them were Mrs- Joba Taylor Johnston. Miss Fanny Johnston,Mrs. Charle? P. Daly, Mrs. Hiram Hitchcock, Mrs. Cornelia? Vauderhilt, Mrs. Salem H. Wales, Miss Wales, Mrs, Barnard, Mrs. Shorwood, Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Hitoh cock, Mrs. W. T. Blodgett, Miss Blodgett, Mrs. Di Cesnola, the Misses Di Cesnola, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Robert M. Ho?), jr.. Mrs. R. L. Stuart, Mrs. Joseph 11. Cimate, Mrs.?E. W. Stougliton, Mrs. W. L. Andrews, Mi?. Theodore Rtiosevelt, Miss Roosevelt. Mrs. MiClel lau. Miss M. Clellau, Mrs. Richard M. H uot, Mrs. J. U. Dr.'xcl. Mrs. M. K. J ?up. Miss Catherine Wolfe, Mrs. A. 8. Sullivan, Mrs. IL C. Potter, Mr-. Cull um, Mrs. W.*E. Dodge, jr., Miss Dodge, Mrs. 8. P. Avery, Mrs. W. R. Greet Mrs. W. W. Astor. Mrs. L. Wee ton, Mrs. F. W. Kluu??lander, Mrs. R. Ogden Dore? mus, aud the Misses Doremus. OPENING EXERCISES. The ceremonies were opened with a prayer by the Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby, who was in his acad?mie robes. A chorus of between three aud four hundred voice.*, selected from the Philharmonic Societies of New-York and Brooklyn, and the chorus of the New York College of Music, then saugthe follo?ving liymo. whioh was written for tbo occasion by Richard Watsou Gilder: Oreat Qod, to whom sinos time besan Tue world lias prayed and striven; Maker or nun, und earth, aod mau? lo Thee our praise Is given I ii??re, by ttita ancient Biga Of Tblne own Listai divine. We hit to Thee onr eye?, Tbou Dweller ot tbe ekle?.? Hear u_. ? God in Hesven I t):der than Nilus* mighty 11 ?od loto tho mid-sea pouring, Or than tbe sea, Thou Ood oast stood.? Ttiou Ood whom we're adorlog. Waters snd stormy blast Il usto when Thou bid'st tbem bauet Silent, und til,1, and still, TiifJ sendest good and lilt Tby ways are past exploriug. In myriad forms, by myriad names, Men seek to bind and mould Tbe?; But Tbou ?lost melt, like wax lo flamea . Tbe cords that would enfold Tbe?. Wbo madest lite and itgbt, Bring'st morning after night. Woo al' tiiinira did'st ersate? No luijesvv. nor ?Ute. Nor word, nor world, can nold Thee I Ureat Ood, to wbom ?toce time uognn Tbe motti ?has prayed and atri ven; Maker ot star?, and earth, and man To Tbe? our praise Is given. Of suns Tbou art the Bun,? ??. mil, holy One: Wbo eau us help save Tbout To Thee alone we bow I O hear on, Qod In II? av.u. ADDRESS OF SECKETARV EVAHT*.. HeuTJ G. BteMbins was oxpecte?! to deliver the Introdaotory address, but be was unable to attend oa M ooout ot _ieki ? aa Secretary Bratta*? .vldrose ....... ??ii ou the pioguunu-o, aud Mr. JoUuston in?