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WHOLE NO. 8576.
lie Sen#cralle Senatorial Resolutions
en tie Slavery Question.
Ae Hew Priiter of the House and the
Republican Party.
Aedaotkm of tbe Mileage of Members
of Congress,
blay felt) * .
9mm 8p?cl?l WMkla|toii Deipmtck.
Washington| Feb. 28,1888.
m ramocNcr.
bnM ?m good eathority that a letter bM been writbaa
by Peter Cougar, in wbiafa be deduce that if (be
SOalhera Steles demand the Presidential candidate at
Omrleetee, tbe Albany Regency New York delegation
wM be with them. Is this a bid for admnaieay
1Mb conversations with Southern naen we have reaeon
be behove that while tbe Wood delegation will be reoog bet
an good deaMcrats, they will be excluded, on tbe
grenad ef irregalarity, from eeatti In the Convention. A
eewtcsting delegation from Georgia was disposed of la
Mi nr tan 1862.
Besttairn mi agave us that, althengh Mr. DngtaiMi
Mw Ute Osnvenbon with 110 or 120 votes, be will never
tenth bottom. The South M as firm m ? rock of adamant
agalsst bin; end k there la anything upon which Mr. BunhMHM
M implacable, It it Dooglas. Thus, the Peunaylnib
delegation, drat and taut, will be dead agalut
Daaglss, andAhe New York delegation, to be on the right
aide ef the Sooth, will be against Douglas. The vole in
tbe Convention against Dong las ma y bo eetimeted to stand
Meatbern States. 120
Maw York 36
Maausylvaaia. 27
Agatut Douglas 182
Mr. Buchanan declared the other day, in eoaveraatioo,
Mud even tbo NtwYona Ebnuin was wide of the mark in
faiMnting Mr. Douglass aa one of only two available candidates
for Charleston, inasmuch as the President regards
Dang ha wholly unavailable.
Mm romp of the American or Know Nothing party de
aire hia aominatioo, for then they will raise the hue and
ary that the Pope ef Rome and the Jesuits will role
In the White House should Douglas bo elected;
and open this cry it tat calculated that the
aihgliaa agitation will overwhelm the slavery question
nod aemblne the Protestants throughout the land. Mrs.
Deng las, they say, ass good and devout Catholic, must bo
n aessnd Eugenie.
Ike Mexican treaty ni taken np on Monday and read
Mrnwugh, together with some explanatory correspondence
Sraan Minister McLane. a brief dinenssion then ensued in
.'regard to ntnr.c of its provisions, which was participated
Ml by democrats only, and without arriving at any determination
it was postponed until to-day.
At half past one to-day the Senate went into executive
ntwten and resumed the consideration of the Mexican
taaaty. But little progress was nude, as the debate was
jwtedpaHy confined to the provisions allowing United
8Wn forces to Interfere in the protection of right of way
Mnsagh Mexican territory The chair1 man of the Committee
en Foreign Affairs was kept pretty busy In answering
questions propounded to him from all sides of the
Senate. The debate was coaiinod mostly to the demonratic
side; but one republican, Senator Simmons, of Rhode
bland, sotik.fi in opposition to the treaty. After making
name further ealts upon the administration for aadltioaai
mlof mstkm in ragard to potest which wore not aallsfae
ssrlly explained, the whole subject was postponed anti
Ttaraday at two o'elock.
A good deal of opposition is manifested to the Mexican
meaty, aside from the direct avowed interference it oon
hessp'ates on the part of the United States, because of the
insmotAPiAitB snnlifjtHfin vhtp.h i?t tn hp mArfa of iKa f/uir
wil dens which are to be given to Mexico. Heir of this
irnto ostensibly to be paid to Juarez, as the necessary
an.?ws of war, to enable bim to compete successfully with
M amon, but the other half Is to be paid to American
sreditors against Mexico. Now who are these creditors.'
U > information upon this subject Is vouchsafed?but from
the interest which the lobby takes in urging the rati&tatoon
of the treaty intact, it is sufficiently evident these
creditors are live individuals, corporeally present in
I, la stated that the real object of this feature of the
to-sly is to revive tbe Tehuantepoc company, of which
enator Benjamin is President, and that this company is
tote largest creditor against Mexico, upon tbe
score of damages, and will swallow up nearly
aN of the two millions appropriated to pay "American
redKora."' Mr. Mclane, our Minister to Mexico, is known
te have formerly been largely interested in the Tehuanfcpec
Company, and it is charged that his appointment
was brought about through the intloenoe of Senator Benjamld
and the Tehuantepoc Oom}iany.
The opponents of the treaty declare their intentions, In
case A should be ratified by the Senate, to oppose the appropriation
of the four millions upon the same grounds
which were successfully advanced by the House of Kepre
oentaures sgamet ue jay treaty uaaer lienors, weaningtoa's
admini&tration?namely, that the treaty making
power had no right indirectly to take away from the logfeUUve
branch of the government the control over the
public money which the constitution provides.
On the whole, it is probable that the money clause of
Ike treaty will not pass unless it is clearly understood bofsrsbsnil
where the money fo to go, and the nature of the
"damages" which it is designed lo oover.
Ibe impression prevails that the treaty will be rejected
Ae republican Senators are said to be a unit against Us
ratification. Without their aid it cannot pass.
General Korbes Britton arrived here today, with tm
portent despatches from (tenoral Houston to the govern
meat. They were immediately communicated to the
Deer clary of War, who was at the time in Onbiret council.
? course it lo not known what asttoa was taken in re
pro IV war bhnm IUO uvuvin ? wj'i wovuw WIT uiuei uoptorable
state of things on the whole line of our Mexican
frontier, ud if oar government do not render the necessary
protection, the Texsns will Uke the muter in their
own hands, and, tf necessary, carry the war into the enemy*
Dm Senator from Texan, Mr. VigJaJl, we are told, has
no confirmation of the alleged projected movements of
General Sam Hoonton tnta Mexico; hat we must wait tbe
devetopemint of the despatches by Gen. H.'a spec*: messenger.
Hk government have ordered the United State? revenue
cotter stationed at New Orleans to Vera Cru/, to aid
m protecting American citimas and property in ease of an
attack, upon that city by the Mtraaeow party. It is understood
Instructions have been sent by oar government,
which will be carried oat by the revenue cutler to the
Gntf Squadron, or that portion of it in the vicinity of Vera
Cfroz. to bold themselves In readinees, and to render snch
M to our citizens as may be necessary to protect them
against Mimrooo, or any other parties who may attempt
to tntorfrra wHh Lhrm.
The Secretary of War bu is-ued order* to the orttcr*
a the Mexican Irontier to pursue and arrest. Vbcrenver
they are to found, the Meiiean banditti that
Mere or my invade American territory- These
orders trill be fully carried oat, and the administration
re determined to suppress and bring to justice those
marauders sad tufaaaue bandits who are robbing and
mardertef throng boat the entire section or ooantry.
ol? memATtn* i> tin war in '-huia.
The New York Chamber of Cwnmercc bare addressed
letter to the President, asking that oiur government may
nihil between the belligerents la China, by sending a
special commissioner there for that object- Our government
will probably decline to interfere, unless requested
bs do so by one or both of the great Powers interested.
wiutakt oocrr kasha t.
By order * U? W*r Department a court a#rti?i. turn
beea appelated to mot at Fort LeaTeaworth the 5lh of
March aexl, or aa am thereafter aa practicable, for Ik* ,
trial of Ucutcamt Q. I). Bailey, Sooood cavalry, aad aaoh
other prMooers aa stay be brought before it. The followwg
ta the detail of the court ? Colonel Milea, Majors Sedg
wlek and Macrae, Captains Van Vttet, Lyon and Davie, j
Ueutenanta Otis, QUI and Melatyre, and lieutenant Rao
an, Judga Advocate
m poarooMiutfl aranon or nciaion *nr?n.
Mr. Seward will apeak to the country * the Senate tomorrow,
at half-paat one o'clock.
in saw Born ftustxr x.*d m rxmnjca* r**n.
la reaponae to your editorial Inquiry, I am able to repert
that, flrom all the iafonaation I can receive from tba
hi(beat acthortty oa the subject, Mr. Ford declined tn
make any proposition to the Republican Executive Com
mittee aa a bid for the printing. He waa taken up aa a
eempremlae candidate by all the different facticaie, mora
from a deaire to get rid of a vexed question than to gratify
any particular clique or combination.
Mr. Ford took the oatb of office to day, and entered
vyoa hie duties. Shortly afterwards, Mr. RuOn, of
North Chrolina, arose, and informed the Home that before
the ballot waa announced for Printer yesterday, b#
eked the Clerk if his (Mr. Rufln'a) name waa recorded,
and that the Clerk replied that it waa. He added,
that span looking at the yeaa and aaya to-day,
ho disoovered that his same waa not recorded, and
catered a motion that the journal be rectified. Upon this
motion the yeaa and nays will probably bo called tomorrow,
and the impression is to-night that, inasmuch aa
several members who did not vote for Mr. Kord were
ready to do so if their votes were waatod, therefore a hand
seme majority will rote against rectifying Ute journal, in
nrder to k??p toe question from tormenting the Boose
any longer. Several members of eminent legal ability
are of opinion that, inasmuch as the error was not die
covered until after the jorrnal of yesterday was read and
approved,and that Mr. Ford had subsequently token the
oath of office, and formally entered upon his duties,
It Is too late to rectify the error. The most important
point developed in this case is the fact that Mr. Rnflin Is
not positive that ha voted.
The MUeage bill under consideration in the Boose to day
red noes the present rates one-half, and computes, the distance
by an air tana instead of by the shortest travelled
mall route. The total average reduction from present
rates, therefore, would be nearly two-thirds. The effect
of the adjournment before the vote npon the ordering of
the main question waa announced will ho to send M to
the Speaker's table, where a to doubtful if it wlQ again be
reached. The vote to-day indicates a large majority for
the bill when pressed to a vote by yeas and nays, sad yol
when the opportunity was afforded to kin it by a subter"
fnge it was esgerly adopted.
Aprogmmire ooamuoo).
The Senate has confirmed a number of unimportant
nominations, among whom were James K. Jones, of
New York, Register of the land Office, Kansas.
Advices received here, brought by the Baltic, confirm
tbe statement that Mr. Wyke, the British Minister, had
succeeded in negotiating a treaty with Nicaragua, by
which England abandons her right to the Mosquito ITotcctorate.
It appears that Nicvagua is to secure an an
nuity to the liosqu^o tribe of Indians of ten thousand dollars
a year, for ten years. Great Britain in this matter
has carried out her agreements, and acted in good faith
towards the Untted States. A project of treaty was submitted
to our government before being forwarded to Nicaragua,
and its provisions were approved. It is undoubtedly
a mistake that the American Minister endeavored
to prevent the treaty from being negotiated, as he
was fully fully aware that it met the approbation of our
The intelligence from New Granada is unimportant
Congress was to assemble at Bogota in February, when it
was expected the Cass- Herran treaty would be taken up
and definitely acted upon. The statements in regard to
the burning of Bibles is undoubtedly true, ss Mr. Joues,
the American Minister, mentions the fact in hit oommuni
cation lo the Department, reeettad some weeks ago.
auTtms ntov go. haenxv.
The 'War Department reootved advices this morning
from Gen. Harney, whs la still at tori Vancouver. There
was ao political news of Importance. Everything was
quiet In the neighborhood of Ban Juan.
vapolko.v and ran trade
It appears by a letter from the Secretary of .State, communicated
to the House in response to a resolution calling
for a copy of the Emperor Napoleon's recent letter "on the
subject of commerce and free trade, that It has not been
communicated to the Executive by the government of
France, nor ban it been officially transmitted by the acting
Charge d'Affaires of the United States at Paris. A
printed copy, however, was transmitted by tbe tatter for
the information of the State Department, of which a translation
has been made.
TUB 8Ij00r-0r-W4R VWOEfSM.
Tfce sloop ol'-war Vinoennes, late of the African s^uad- ,
ron, baa been ordered to Boston, and not New York, as
erroneously stated.
kwcbatio.n to tbs rvrrsii xritia.
The record* of the State Department show that the total
number of persons embarking at foreign ports for the ;
United Stales daring tbe year 1959 was 165,500, of whom ,
96,000 were males.
Kiemi.AXsoos M-rntnK
The committees of the House are crowded with bush |
r s. and are working it up as fast as puesible, in order j
enter upon the political contest for the Presidency. 1
Tbe steamship Brooklyn was ordered to New York, not
for tbe purpose of taking Col. Pickett to Vera Cruz, hut j
to allow those persona to be tried who were implicated in
! killing 0116 of the crew at the time of her sailing from ,
! New York last fall.
j Tbe President sent to the Senate to day tbe name of
I WUllmn C. Price, Of Mteeourt, lor United States Treasurer, :
[ Judge Route, of Tennessee, having declined tbe appoint- j
| nsent. 1
j Tke Democratic Senatorial Canons RcsolnttMu,
Tbe following are a correct copy of the resointions
which passed the Democratic Senatorial Caucus on Satur- :
' day, and which will be offered by Mr. Davis in the Sen- |
; ate:?
1. Resolved, That In tbe adoption of the federal con
stitution, the State? adopting the same, acted severally as
free and independent sovereignties, delegating a portion i
of their powers to be exercised by the federal government
for tbe tnereaeed security of each against dangers, I
domestic ae web as foreign, and that any in termed dltng
by any one or more States, or by a combination of their
citizens with the domestic institutions of the others, on .
any pretext, whether political, moral or religious, with 1
the view to their disturbance or subversion, is in violation ;
of the constitution. insulting to the Slates so interfered
with, endangers their domestic peace and tranquility?ob ;
jects tor which tbe constitution was formed, and, by ne !
eeeaary consequent, serves ts weaken and destroy tbe ?
Union itself.
2. Resovrd, That negro slavery, ss It exists in fifteen 1
States of thlB Union, composes an important portion of
their domestic institutions, inherited from I heir, ancestors '
and <ii lei If at the adoption of the constitution, by which
i it is recoft'lzed as corytltuting an important element of
i apportionment of powers among the mates, sad that no
rbangc of opinion or feeling on the pert of the non-slave
folding States of the Union. in relation to Uats institution,
can justify litem or their citizens tn open or covert attacks
tbrr*on. with a view to ii* overthrow and all such attacks
are in manifest violation oT the mutual and solemn
pledge to protect and defend each other, given by the
states respectively on entering into the constitutional
compact which formed the Union, and are a manliest
breach of fa th atd a vitiation of the moat toiemu obligations.
3. Rerolred. That the Union of these Statu rests on
the equality of rights ana privileges among itn members,
and ibnl ii is especially the duty of the Senate which re
presents the stales m'their sovereign capacity, to resist
ail attempts to discriminate, rrthcr in relation to person
or property, so as in the Territories?which are the oom
mon possession of the United States?to glre advantages
to the citizens or one State which are pot equally assure!
to those of ever? other .-late.
Kesoived. That neither Congress nor a Territorial :
legislature, whether by direct legislation or legislation of
an iadirem and unfriendly character, possesses the power 1
to annul or impair the constitutional right of any citizen
of the United States to take his slave property into the |
common Territories, and taerc hold and enjoy the same i
while the Territorial condition remains. j
6. Resolved, That If experience should at any Ume 1
prove that the judiciary and executive authority do not j
peases* the means to tnanre adequate protection to 000
slhuUinal rights in a Territory, and if the Territorial
government should fall or refute to provide the m riaasry
remedies for that pnrpoee, it win be the dotv of Uongre**
to supply such deficiency.
e. Resolved, That the' Inhabitants of a Territory of the I
United Stat**, whan they rightfully form a oooatltation to
be admitted aa a state into the Union, may then, for the !
first time?like the people of a State when forming a aaw 1
constitution?decide fbr themselves whether slavery, aa a
. domestic. Institution, shall be maintained or prohibited
wlUUa their junr diction, and if Ctmgrtm admit then# a* '
g '--j |V Jj ri |r y f | Vf ""MpT A # t l .. ft
? State "they thall be received into the Union with or
wttboot slavery, u their oonatilation may prescribe at the
time of their atimlsaiou."
7. Resolved, TbYt the provision of the coastttuOon for
the rendition of fugitives from a service or labor, "without
the adoption of which the Union could not have been
formed," and the lawa of 1798 and 1860, which were
enacted to secure its execution, and the main features of
which be tag similar, hear the impress of nearly seventy
years of sanction by the highest judicial authority, should
be boneaUy and faithfully observed and maintained by
nil who enjoy the benefits of our compact of Union, and
that nil acta of individuals er of Slate Legislatures to defeat
the purpose or nullify the requirements of that pro
vision, and the laws made in pursuance of It, are hostile
In character, subversive of the constitution and revolu
Denary in their eflfects.
Vimmirai, Feb. 38,1880.
Oi motkm of Mr. Masox, (dem.) of Vs., a resolution
*u adopted, calttug upon tbo President to furnish a copy
of any report made by Oommiaaioners for marking boanda
rieo between the United Statco and Great Britain.
The boar of meettng waa fixed, en and after Thursday,
at twelve o'clock, noon.
nonmcAnox or ran taxiff.
Mr. Camkxox, (rep.) of Pa., presented a pdUtioo for the
modification of the tariff.
rax tkxatv with wain.
Mr. Poor, (rep.) of Vt, from the Committee on Olaima,
made a report, accompanied by a bill, explanatory of the
act to earry into effect the ninth article of the treaty of
1819 with Spain. Ordered to be printed.
Mr. Dams, (dem.) of Mlaa., moved to take up the bill
aatherixing the eale of arms to States, and regulating the
appointment of superintendents of publie armories.
The question being en the amendment to appoint super,
lntendenta from the officers of the ordnance corps,
Mr. Bali, (rep.) of N. H., opposed it Bo bad examined
1 the studies of the students of military academiea, and
found thoy oontaiaed nothing to tit thorn for those post*.
Mr. Da vat said the Senators remarks had no application
to the bill.
xxecttivx 8kfnion.
On motion of Mr. Mason, the Senate then went Into executive
Homae wf Representatives.
Wakrinqtox, Feb. 28, I860.
tux chafladicy.
Mr. Mmsox inenectaally endeavored to introduce a re
solution providing for the election of a chaplain to-morrow,
ntm-rcio in frswdknt's annual kxmagb and the acoom
fanyiku normnn*.
Mr. Suxuxas, (rep) of Ohio, rrom the Committee of
Wejs and Means, reported a bill providing that It shall be
the duty of the Preaident to cause his annual Message and
executive documents to be printed and copies delivered to
the secretary of tho Senate and clerk of the House in
time for distribution at the commencement of each session
of Congress; that said printing shall be executed by the
printer of the Senate and printer of the House, at the
ratee prescribed by law, provided that one half the sum
allowed for composition bo allowed to each, and no more.
It is also provided that 10,000 additional copies of the M?*
liege and reports proper of the departments and bureau*,
omitting (he statistics, he printed for the Senate and
26,000 for the House, and for each 6,000 of the complete
documents iu addition.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Printing,
run mir-auk or xkmhkiw.
Mr. SnasMAN also reported a bill proposing, in place of
the present mileage to members of Congress, to allow
twenty cents a mile, to be computed by a straight geographical
line, and repealing all acts and parts of "acts on
this subject Mr. Sherman said some members receive '
from five to six thousand dollars mileage. Everybody
admits that the present system is unequal and unfair.
It was adopted at a time when it required as many weeks
aa it now does days to get here, and to pay membera' expenses
of travel as well as loss of time. This state of
affairs does not now exist. He had before him a table
showing that a saving of two hundred thousand dollars
per annum would be < Ueoted by tbe proposed reform.
The amount provided by the bill is more than enough to
pay tbe expenses of a member to and from Washington,
traveling in tbe beat style, with his wife and children, it
tbe member baa any.
Mr. WASKiirsN*, (rep.) of Illinois, deprecated hasty le
sialatiun. and ausuerted ibat the bill be referred to the
j Committee of tbe Whole on the State of the Union. ftaey
I should do nothing to place it in the power of wealthy 1
men only to-eome hero to ssrsw the ooontry. .
Mr. Smaux replied that such a reference would ^o
aobetantlany a defeat of the bill.
Mr. Matxard, (S. opp.) of Tenn., wanted to know how
the proposed straight Une waa to be aacerUlaed.
Mr. Snot*ax replied that waa to be determined by the
Committee on Mileage.
Mr. Fionarr., (dem.) of Pa., agreed with Mr. Wanhberne,
end moved to lay tbe whole tnbject on ihp taMe.
The time consumed with the bill would coot more than it
warn worth.
The House refused to table the bUl~42d against! 49.
Mr. Jobn Oxiw-t.vk, (dem.) of N. Y., andsnfand that
the present rates are to be repealed, and memtaMa to be
paid tbe actual expenses of themselves and femitjee.
Mr. Sbmma.v? No. Instead of forty, as now, twenty
cents per mile is to be allowed, and tbe distance competed
by a straight geographical line instead of the mam usually
Mr. Staxto.v, (rep.) of (ihio, said if the biQ gees over,
this would be lbs last they would hear of It. Bh hoped e
vote would be taken. It could be pet on Ite peehhge now.
Kverybody understood it.
Mr. Pnaira, (dem.) of Mo., desired that the bill be
printed and referred to thef Committee of the Whole an fie
state of the Union. It would be at the head of 'it TielBi
lar, with the exception of two or three appropriation
bills, and could therefore Boon be reached.
Mr. Sbkucar preferred the question on Ks passage now,
but would consent to a postponement till Tuoedsy next.
Mr. Stasto.-v said be would reduce the mNnage to tan
cents per mile.
The House seconded the demand for the prevlouaqueetion.
Mr. Loikjoy, (rep.) of 111., said it was simply a bill to
put the legislation of tbe country into the bands of
tie was iouny interrupun oy cries 01 "'truer, gnu
tbe conclusion of tbe sentence m lost.
The question was taken on referring the bill to theOoomitee
of the Whole on the State of the Union, and negatived,
77 against 107.
Tbo original bill was read. It proposed after the 4th Of
March ne.\t, in lieu of tbe mileage now provided by the
set of I860, the actual expenses of a member and fhmily
in coming to and returning from Washington to bit plate
of residence be paid.
Tbe bill reported by Mr .?hermau was a substitute fir
this, allowing twenty < <>nts a mile, to be compotnd bra
straight geographical line, and cutting oft constructive
Mr. Wampums, (rep.lof ill., wanted to know bow Mr#
a family tbe original bill included.
Mr. Joior (Ykvkans said there should be some HmMaboa
of families, for while the followers of a patriarch OroS
Noah would he provided for, a poor bachelor tiko hitnaeT
would come here alone (Laaghter.)
Mr. bnr.sMAN r? plied that when the original Mleatsb
up to be acted on, the limitation as to fhmitles conld St
Mr. Rati*, (A. 1? dem.) of 2nd., moved to table.4w
Negatived?SS against 142.
Mr. Wash sens ?, or 11) . wanted to know whether the
amendment would not absorb more money than tbe origin*:
bill. ~ i
Mr. Shkiimas replied In tbe negative.
Mr ,1ohv ComsAMt inquired what should be oeBSidaM
the family of a bachelor.
Mr. btisKius replied his substitute bad oothiawjfdh
with that. 1 amities were spoken of in the ortfiaasSfM .
lfr. CotHiu.ia? Ah' but I want to come back M>%?
family relation. fLaugbter.)
DPatory motions were made by opponents of tbe MIL
Finaliv the substitute reported by lfr. Sherman for tfcO
original biti was adopted. Yeas, 131, nays,44.
After othtr motions to delay, Mr. Shkkmax inored tbe
previous queer ton on its passage, saying that if this wf
not new ordered, the bill would go over to tbe 8peakSf *1
tabic, and mere conld he no telling when it would be
tun tiacrio* or Horn rosmm.
Further proceedings were interrumed by Mr. ferns*,
(dem.) of S.C.. r*ing to n wrivtiend uneatfc*. As
name upon the um vote for printer yesterday fat not
upon Ibe jvurnal. Tic wished to enter hia motion toenrtret
Th*me\em'nt created much Interest all over Mkihall.
It; the entering of Mr. Renin's cane for Mr. flioaahsaansr.
toe elenton would be vitiated, as Mr. I m il nlilllK naif
siflicient cumber to effect a choice, iceordhf ttittltt'
MrPmnax insisted that hia own motlaa (AMUM M
list put.
Mr. Ki-vms raid he would bertotter bring apMa RdMtion.
Mr. (*>. opp.) ?r Teaa., rr SMrked Mm* be f?*d
hit own tine lecordeti twice, bath tor Mr. WHtkraaet
and tor Mr. Peaton. while he rated lor the Inllai ' ' ' '
Tb?MT,Km (to Mr. Stckcs) mid tt tu MR to OBtM
Mr. Fiork.\ra remarked that Mr. Stokea was rsadtog
fic.fti a newspaper.
Aiijeurned. ; *-*! ?
Prriant Intelllftnea,
n vaiurCa; morning the rreahiaut of Dm vmmsmm
was wall. d uptn by Sigcor Taatara, Minister Itsaa gpak,
rti f,ra?j .Mm", and prevented with an i tisnphllifH
item the ?,n*en of Spatn annonacing RtlMfM
daughter- "Pi- |
Attorney ( eneral Black I* rapidly recovering from Ma
recent iitditposKlcn, and hopes in a few days to bn aMa
to resume the dstw* of Ma cMoIal psaHiask
Men. A. Hail,Bon. T. J. Borirta, of "iiMnrtd. Jntoi
tv P. Kain, formerly Vetted States Marshal Mr Kansas-'
Col. IWve. V. 8. A., sad Tion. J.C. Mather, af Mow Tart'
are in Waabtngtoe.
The leaven worth (Kansas) ?-n#W am tfcavn am ta
that city one hundred and fbdrtoen "limbs af lha twr," ,
ronating pettifogger a, attsraeys aad Judge*, the MMr of
nbt'M are ih? moat pu?crout.
I .*.4. . . i
CMM?iicatloii from the City lupcettr.
*rklm H?Ril MdikaiR?RRi??^P?mlilMt IWV In (ho ohahr
The allow lug ccmmunicalkm wu received from the City
lufistof 1?
Crnr lxerwron's DsPAimncrT, 1
Ksw York, Feb. 2D, UeO. j
To tiii Horouiu: ntr Board or Aider mn .?
CDrrum?1 received a resolution from your honorable
body directing the City Inspector to report to vour
honorable body, on the 28th taint., what arrangements have
been lately made or rntered into in relation to cleaning the
atreeta of the city, end what authority exists by ordioaase
ae charter therefor, and in reply beg leave to submit a
statement of the facta and circumstances directly connect
ed with your inquiry. The importance of the subject, and
the respect doe to your resolution, most bo my apology
for tbto rather lengthy statement
Upon the arsumption by the undersigned of tho office of
City Inspector, in the month of Juno last, and in conse
qe< ncc of the difficulties of tny predecessor in regard to
h!s title to that office, great embarrassments ensued, particularly
tat regard to cleaning the streets, which caused
much dissatisfaction to tbo public, and it was my determtnaUoa
to the best of my ability to satisfy the wants of
our citiaens for clean streets. Those who had pre slowly
the management of this irksome and natbanhfol work are
aware of the difficult its 1 encountered, still, during the
summer and fall, and until the last of December, T persevered,
and the kind and partial expressionaof approval,
both from the public and the preaa, gratified mo in the
thought that I wu measurably successful.
Tbo appropriation for street clcentng for the year I860
having been exhausted, and no appropriation for the year
tMA K&tinv lw#n miilfi. of thn wnytr nf itroot
cleaning bad in a measure to be suspended, and on January
3, J SCO, I received a communication from tbe Comptroller,
01 which tbe following in a copy ?
Drriiram or Finance. >
CoiimoLLKB's Ornca, Jan. 3,1M0. S
P 4 niti K. DELavax, City Inspector ?
Km?Tbe appropriation heretofore made for eleaaing atreeta
te eattroly eihansted, and I avail myself of this opportunity
teanaaifliUy <o notify you that in view of tke following elauae
In the twenty eighth section of tbe charter, to wit:?'"Wo expense
shall bo incurred bj any of tbe department# or odioers thereof,
whether the object of eipendtiure shall have been ordered by
the Common Council or not. unlerc an appropriate shall hare
been previously made covering auch expeaae." Alan, in view
of tbe restriction contained tat the thirty-tlret section of the charter.
thla department will be unable to pay any moneys tor pur
poeea within the cognizance of say of tbe deoartmenta. until
appropriations for such purposes shell have been made' by
proper ordnances of tbe tramon Council" Inoaaee where
iheappioprletlona made last year here pot lie en exhausted,
payments will continue to be made as usual.
ROBJKBT T. HAWS, Comptroller.
Tbe effect of thin communication waa to pat a atop to
all work on tbe streets, and It waa only upon the appeal
of the nnderslgned to tbe Comptroller that the ashes and
garbage carta were permitted to proceed with their work.
1 entertained Uto hope that upon the passage of the tax
levy or appropriations by tbe honorable Common Ooeneil
Tor street cleaning, I would be enabled to resume the
work; but immediately upon tbe passage by that body of
such appropriations, the following communication was
received from the Comptroller :?
DaranvMsiiY or Finance. >
uoarrnoixM' Orrict, Jan. 23, 1W0. S
K. Vkimvah, Mtq., Chy In****!* ?
Bib?1 bare to request that no expenditure of mono/ in year
department fcr cleaning streets (except lbs removal of sshss
and car bare) be Incurred until further advised by this depart rent.
ROBT. T. HAWS, Comptroller.
This communication, as your honorable body trill per'
ceivo, bound me haild and foot; I wan powerless to actives
the cross walks and gutters, which by ordinance I
an directed to keep clean, remained untouched.
Thus many of our streets were almost impassable,
others full of snow, Ice and briny slush; cross-walks ankle
deep In mod and filth; gutters frown even over the aide
walks, permitting no drainage to the aewar or other outlet;
the public health suffering from those erils, as the
increased weekly table of mortality abundantly' proves.
While this state of affhlrs wan going on, the Mayor and
Comptroller called upon me tor the purpose of advising
and consulting wHb them upon the subject of street cleaning.
1 stated to them the embarrassment I had labored
under, and mv regret that I was not permitted lo go on
and put the streets in a cleanly cordition; that having
placed ray * If on, record to give the citizens of New York
clean streets, I wis perfectly willing to co-operate with
them in any measure or plan to carry out this desirable
object, presuming they, as well as myself, were anxious
to have onr street* placed in a cleanly condition. Ills
Donor tbo Mayor hereupon submitted to mo two proposi
tlcns or prop*sols, addressed to him, which be had re
oelved?one from Messrs Holbrcok, Digging Ik Co , and one
frcm It. A. Smith?for cleaning the streets, and leaving
the said proposals with me, with a request to send for the
SirtMS and roosult with them on the matter, and as his
onor was about to leave the city, he wsuld call upon bis
return sod see the undersigned In relation to the subject.
The Comptroller at said meeting stated to the undersigned
that be could not consent to a limber continuance
of the work of street cleaning in the manner and form ia
I which the undersigned bed previously couducted the
seme; thai the work, under the charter, must be done by
contract, but loss much ss the proposals of the above par
net, if cither was accepted, approximated nearer a contract,
be would coat* at t? iha same, and tf Its work was
peiiormec ) 1mb mourn pay the party wdo performed it
foe ptflpoMJ of Mbsars. Hot brook, Hkcglst kOo.u
amended by them, was at the rate of $310,000 per on
num, they proposing to re more an the aabee aa<l garbage
auk sweep certain streets from two to fonr times per
week. The proposal flrcm R. a. Smiib was at the rate or
gr.ro,000 per annum, tgbremove all the aabes and garbage,
and to twerp the streets from two to Six times per week,
and oftcncr if tbe City Inspector should desire, and that
the work should be doce faithJnily, to the satisfaction of
the Mayor, Comptroller and City Inspector, or be would
"foim 00 ptjr for (be mum.
On the return of bis Honor the Mayor to the city ha
again, in coni|?ny with the Comptroller, called upon the uu (Jassigned.
and they were informed by htm ofibe results of
lbs interview I had bad with the peysoos making Ute proposals
above alluded to. Tt waa concluded that, inasmuch
as Mr. Smith's proposal? were for a less sum and for the
performance of more mark, and he baring experience in
street cleaning .a temporary arrangmneatsboold be entered
into with him by the undersigned, In accordance with hit
proposition. Ac cor die ply a verbal temporary arrangemeet
was made with Mr. Smith.Thus
it will be seen by your honorable body that no
contract bas been mad? with Mr. Smith but a more ver
bal temporary arrangement, aa already staled, from week
to week, until some plan could be adopted by the Common
Council, or nntil the undersigned should he authorized
to prooecd with the work, cither by contract or day's labor,
m such manner that the men employed could be
This, gcDUtmon, ia all tbM hu been door in the premises,
ana itae authority under which thia arrangetaetit has
been made.
Br the charter of the city, ordinances and resolutions
of the Common Council, lbo cognizance and charge of
ctesntng the streets baa been placed in the bands of the
undersigned, as has alao the removal of nuisances detri
mental to tbe public health. J could not remain quiet ana
do nothing wben tbo condition of tbe streets of our ctty
was a disgrace to Its character, endangering the health
and lives of our citizens by tbeir accumulating tilth.
AH thia 1 was cognisant of, not only from tbe reports
sad recoids of my office, but also from the public press.
Under these circumstances, gentlemen, with tbe advisement
of tbe Maper and Comptroller, and having only a
desire to promote the welfare of the city, I consented to
adopt tbe proposal of Mr. Smith aa the only resource left
mo to perform thM work, so necessary to tho wants, necessities
and bealti) of our citizens
In thus employing Mr. Smith 1 have been actuated by
no feeling aave a desire for the public good; and ahould
your honorable body pass any resolution or ordinance,
either to do the work of street cleaning liy contract or to
perform the labor by day's work, will afford me aattafaction
to carry such ordinance or resolution into immediate
effort- DANIEL X. DEI A VAN, City Inepeotor.
Alderman Comix moved that the communication be
accepted and entered on file.
Alderman Gam odd that the communication km a
moa of verbiage, OgaUying nothing. If Mr. IUwg re
fame to pay U? jual due* or the city, ho is liable to Impeachment.
boooM be cannot take it upon hiatal!' to ur
you ahall not clean the ktreete, or if you do, I will not pay
far *. So* edndnct deaervee hnpeachment He (JmG.)
watanbad that the action of the QtaptroUer and
Mayor nan done, lor political capital, and for the purpo.no
of oar vine pmmoni friend*.
Alderman ( oa.vmx, while he concurred wlib AMeruaa
Genet In aomoof hie vtewe, ooold not cadorre hia KAtiments
rrepetiing the Comptroller. If It wa? legal to clean
ibe atreeu be days' norlu during the pat* year, it la oertabtly
legal to do ao thla year. It la the duty of the QKy
1 tepccl or to afaan tha atraets, cither by direction of this
Board, or by contract under advertiseateat.
Aldctaan Tfourr snbmlUed that If the Comptroller bad
the power to pay for the removal of Uie ubw aud gar.
begc be re rutin)v bad the power to pay for cleaning the
?tr?e?? a* tbry had hewn cleaned during the pant yenr.
The Board cugpt to lake acme action on thla matter now; 1
tbe street* afo not now being cleaned, and Mr. Smith > I
ik< k? Ueg mm **.000 * week while we are talking bare.
It n in ?be power of any citizen to put en in.touotim oa Mr. !
tmiiu and be Itoped auob action wonld be taken.
Aldaimaa FaffKY aaWI that the Board were as wlee now
aathrvwere. before they received tbe communication.
lor it did not contain the information asked for.
Alderman front aaked If Urn Alilaraaan of the ?*
treat h oruld tell who the party was that altered to one
tract lor (ksuing <hc ntreete lor PveO.flOO per anmm. 1
Atdei r so Ktarar dM nr* wlah to name the party at
prrrrct. but wbtn neccitarv would do to.
Aldersan Bontr moved Gtat the oonwannleation from
the City loajcotor be referred to theCbmmMoo oa MreoteAdopted.
a id* i man Ftm it offered the following resolution ?
Beached. H>*t i?e ?tty Jeapeetorjwaire no ?->eeM ipe I
deeartmeBb '
aujotman Bradt auggnted that K Mr. Delavan did not {
TZ1 .?.< wtum onrstr taametor raeotvnd a emimct 5
bhi?1?'* aery la*?e n'?*r *i Uu fc?ce. Seaaorrtftat 1
IN. r&hrtloa ?r aMeimaa Farley be referred, ?tth lla ?
*boU wktter. to ?N Cowawttee oa Stroeta, wMeh wa?
dOM. . |
Tie twetol nuNto* kartag nader eaaaManM? tie
?oial?MNa of Mr. miter. ? PreeM?I of lie Croeea Agoo ,
durtDepartaieai.aekediolefeaalmged.aad tley were i
diMfearaod- (
Tie queeUon waa Hea pat at to whether tie VMatntiM ?
of Mr. IJbfcy elookl be emCnaed, which waa aeftttred \
bra releof 101#7. J
-AM. Beary, BBftey.ferad^, ?arr, Our- J
BooN, flaw, Qiwaa, 1
V. H A
Aytt?AW Smith, Barry, Unwell, Darrngb, tb? Prei
dent, Seagrist, Farley?7."
Alderman Boole offered a resolution that the Daily
JV<u?be discontinued as a Corporation paper, tt not having
aBclest circulation to entitle it to the city advertising,
laid over.
Alderman Dianaon moved that the City Inspector t>e
directed 10 advertise for contracts for cleaning tbe streets,
in compliance with the provisions of tbe charter, and to
hubmit such contracts to the Common Council.
On motion of Alderman Boom, tbe matter was refe red
to the Com m it tee on Clean in v Streets.
After Kme roaline business (be Bo?r?l adjourned t">
Thursday next, at 6 o'clock.
In d< liarcn of tbo threats thrown out by the Corporation,
Mr. Robert Smith, the machine man, iuteuda to goon
with the work of cleaning tbo streets as per agroeinea
with the Mayor, Comptroller and C ty Inspector, and pro
mires to fulfil his engagements to the letter, so far as re
Uevlng the city from its filth, and keeping it in that con
dition for the remainder of the year IStfO. The Comp
troller and City Inspector are, it is said, determined t
bark np Mr. Smith, and as the fnnds are in the hands o
the former official, it ia not easy to see how the Com noo
Council can prevent the much needed work from being
proceeded with. The great difficulty is ahont the spoils
The arrangement cnts off certain perquisites and
I nice little cuttings and slicing* winch havo always
I fallen to the lot of certain officials, and it
is not to bo expected that they will be so
suddenly struck with patriotism as to sacrifice their
pereoxal Interests to those of the general public. The action
of Mayor Wood, who. we are informed, first suggoet<
d the idea of having tbo work done as proposed by Mr.
Helavan, is not exactly eertsin, and even knowing politicians
are at sea as to whether be intends to support Mr.
Mniib, or the contrary. Mr. Smith nevertheless prosecuted
the work last night, and It is said be baa had no ordinary
obstacles to contend against. On Moaday night
the rartmen employed in portions of the First and Third
wards struck and left him. oxine. he believes, to some
tampering with them on the part of persona in the interest
of the Corporation. We did not hear, up to the time of
going to press this morning, whether similar difficulties
were experienced last evening. ?
The Hew Jersey Railroad Interest.
Nsw York, Feb. 28, 18?0.
As an sdveeate ef freedom and free legislation, I can
not but express my admiration of its glorious beauties, as
pretested n few days since in the New Jersey House of
Assembly. A letter (torn Mr. Edwin A. Stevens was
read to that body, in which be generously waived the privilege
of using the New Jersey Railroad track bridges or
other property, as may seem good in his own eyes, provided
the said company will give him, without oompen
sation, the right to bridge th? rivers?a right for which
they paid the sum of flM,000. Without intending disrespect
to sny one, this transaction is suggestive of meeting
a cool professional gentleman on the road, who ilrst
claims a right to your property, but eventually concedes
your watch, provided you surrender your purse, it hps
been reported that Commodore Stocktou once said, that
ho carried the state of New Jersey in his breeches pocket
One might imagine it now being further compressed, to
fit it for more limited quarters. Seriously, where is this
to end? It is like a man pulling his bouse down on his
own bead. When our legislation is so shaped as to be
regardless of vetted rights, who shall escape its baneful
effects? MUHIAL KIOHT8.
City Istelltgesce.
Tm City Hill Clock?The sightless orbs of the cupola
on the top of the City Hall will shortly be restored to vl
eioii, as a large dock is being constructed by Sperry to be
placed, as of old, in the four apertures est out for that purpose.
The erection of anything In the shape of a timeteller
on the cupola will be bailed with joy by down town
people, who have missed the old clock greatly. In u week
or so, we understsnd, Mr. Sperry will have It entirely
reedy for the authorities.
Tub Saik or Cai isotutu Stfaaibrm?In our report of the
sale of the steamers Illinois and Moses Taylor yesterday,
it was stated that Win. Chase Barney, who was present
snd bid $80,000 on each ship, was formerly associated
with Commodore Johnson, the mail contractor, as a joint
bidder with htm for nearly every mail contract last fall
between New York, New Orleans, California and Oregon.
Mr. Barney desires us to say that such was not the fact,
no relations of the kind c\ er having existed between that
gentleman and lilmsclf. '
Sals of as Istswwitsc Htam?a heavy silver medal
lion,weighing one hundred ounces, representing Wellington
and his generals, and said to have been presented
to Wellington soon after the battle of Waterloo, was sold
at assignee's tale yesterday, by Messrs- II. B. liens k Co
I The bidding commenced at $100, and was slowly ad
I vanced to S136 50, at wbicb tt was knocked down to I
George Raphael, foq., or pickle notoriety.
Avn mr ay Rlii joe mt a Vaiuu?t.?y^atorjajr morning
t nicer Tompkins, or the Twenty first precinct, discovered
an aged and wntthsdJy clad man, named inrtr?r Mb
tarty, prtpaibnr to bang himself from the limb of a tree
at the foot of Horsy ninth sSroet, North river. Ho took
bim before .fustlce Kelly, who sent him to the Almshouse.
Finn ix Wiwr Tmm vSmcjoxd StMur. ?Between one and
two o'clock on Tuesday morning a fire broke out in the
stables belonging to tho Spring street line of stages, In
lttrty second street, near Tenth avenue. The Are men
were very quickly at work, and succeeded in sob
doing the flames before tbey spread much beyond
the bay loft in which the fire commenced, t'hler
Engineer Decker was early on the premises and
took command. Damage to the sheds and stock
of bay about $100; no InsuivmOs. There were about
136 horses on the premises: they were got out uninjured.
.Several of the workmen bad recently been discharged,
and it was supposed the fire was the act of Uioendiarl3m.
Fire Marshal Baker was on the spot, and two of the suspected
parties were ordered under arrest, but subsequent
fy discharged, net sufficient evidence appearing to war
rent their detention.
Fms ix West Fomt-sixtii SiRjnri?About nine o'clock i
on Monday morning a fire occurred In tho dwelling honec J
No. 133 West Forty ninth street, in the premises of John |
loots. The Dames were soon extinguished. The damago ,
to building and clothing will amount to about $7f>- no in- ,
aurancc. The building is owned by Frandls IT. Barron. ,
Fire ix Atijx S i put? Ax Atu.xit to Burt a Tw.Evr.rr i
Horse owxro nv E. Wari.vc.?Yestorday morning on openits
an unoccupied room (So. 121 In the tenement house No. i
26 Alton sheet, it was diEcovered that an attempt bad been
made during the night previous to Are the house Two ,
llraa bad been made in tbe room?ouc asainKt the mantel
piece, whieb wss partly consumed, and the other lu one 1
corner of the rem. Tne incendiary tore the paper from
tbe wail and gathered tbe rubbish from the fire piaou.and
thus procured the means to make the Ores. Fortunately
the material burned out of itself. Had this lire got under
way at midnight when tbe tenants were sound asleep, we
t o 'doubt would have bad another Mm street calamity to
record, and cne perhaps equally aa disastrous to human 1
life. The Fire Marshal has the matter under lnresti-rauoti.
('oreitn' laqnwts.
Fatal Fail?Coroner Scbirmer held an Inquest yesterday
upon the body of fm. B. Austin, of No. 210 East
Eigbtccenth street, who died from tbe effects of Injuries
received by failisg into tbe area way of N'o. 242 in the
same street, which it la supposed be mistook for bis own
residence while returning home on Sunday night A verdict
in aceordaaee with tbe facto was rendered, and tbe
tory (briber deemed the railisga round tbe area way very
unaafe, and the oecupants of tbe premises worthy of
?vi?m* ItaaiH mow a Fait itowv Sr* mi?Coroner
Pchlrmer ales bald aa inquest upon the body ef a Car aa.
aaaaed CbrtoUaa Vogt, of 31S ftoreath avenue, who
fell dowa stairs ea Monday sight, fracturing his ?Vui; and
rauitrg almost iastaat death.
Fsitoaal latollKeaes.
AAIU f M LJ9- \
C41 iro**j?. jh>?Pic* an Bp WbiHhhi 4.i?ht?Jokn r.*,intey, 1
Ira Bekeoek. Mrs B J May, Mm H ? Hay aw! two child; *?, .1 ,
Kaulkoar. N * W4r!d? nnd wll<\ Mr? Ropktaa add tworhtldrrn,
.1 Sickle*, 0 V iT today, B W Jaweti. Mr* Wrt-h'.. Win H I
n**ned. 0 ktorkrr. Jr. H Henry, 47 tlrktnono. 3 ItJBltcVlL A '
Been. B Pmitb, rapt A 8 Hall and wlh, A Marty, W* II Hot- I
r<3l Bad wtda, Wn D Ankle? U< wBk. O 0 Maekwall J* t
Knaapand wile, P DpOenr. wtt?*ad three ctMldran: Alasan ?
da? Tke?|i?on. J Bapbal, wKe and two SkhrwaTr. B W.iialow ,
PcHairetLKrn To-inr. O Cr^well and wife. 8 dxlluek. If (i J
BerMmaa. Hejae Woodcock. Of Oahnrr* W B fcwda-rf. O W ,
luphar, V. Bnrlonon. II lou. wtte and oMM: V T. H-tbMd]. H <
S Blancoard and wife. B IHreea. D P Rmoraon, .1 J Ware. I
L Krya, W W Banker had -no. J I.ttper. 8 f
? elate. John J Picker. .1 F Welah W Oman (
W*a Beebm J VrBlchael*. H 1 a'-rn. If Pattioan* T (Bam f
pica. MtaC T Wiiacn and two ehiMrro A Wllato, DO Hughe*.
A Baikour, 4 A a* asp. A JaweM. X Beallr. W Hawk. ./ Mpr *
rlak, KB lacker, Bra Oaap nod ami. H K'oft, V W(Mrr1 T 11
Ort-ora, j Tieloar V f fataae, wile nadehild. JO KeMwia. d
? w jf*?r* rt A B Morgan. H AalMaa. H liltinaer, Wm Nicbola.
I VPIrht. wife ?ort two ohildrrn; Wirt Caldwell Ra StoutTc .
afowfmJKlnaB.JBoee4toe.no Bu?t. W .1 Hro?r? 0 .
!oH?aa. J BeBatr. J P Wklden T D flfrm, M Wayowr, V <
Pbeiea. H Iahaopb J IMn J WHokl, 8 IJTnrotr, Wm P ?
S toe. J Bm>ter. W a Woo. K Bmowaoi. D <Srfc. Bra Ba 1
n?n. Cap) R M. Natr * B rvdomt ua. 8 O Pethveklre, Bra C I
r Pan aod em-and BO In the Mm race. T
Hi?!>Apii.Li~-Br?f Melton?Who H I<?r1o(, of Ronton. a
TO AltkiVB. '
Kr* Orr?A5?-Be??ra?llo Kaeptra OMi- W C McKeever, I
>ad Ilia ibottarieoa. '
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e?TA**i?-?r#mUJp A??ij*a?Taoi J I>o<*ii*. Mwafarr, c
dra M a rhBna BraBataara Bra Poaaoa. Mr and Bra dak c
rarae and twolnfnaif. Mine Oner. A Hunter, L, J Jcteaoa. O n
1 It.ate, O 4>mr* (l*W J>?tJJk J
ar?. A W Tiuaer. * L Bauliio. ? kaalrr liaa " - -
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Montwui., Feb. 90, ltteo.
me following ?u received by the agaat of ths lima*
gaiiai) Ihm evening ?
ft ?kb im.kik, k. &, Fab. 27,1880.
To Mr. Bau am, Montreal ?
I arrived bare in the bobtmaui at ntna o'clock thlo
Ono boat complete, with the uara laafaed to her thwarts,
baa been found bottom up at Fort latour.
I Several pieces of boats bar* been picked up ot> Cat*
I Sable.
Goods are strewn along tbe beach from Tuskot Island
round Capo Sable as tar east as Bagged Island.
No more bodies have yet been found.
i win proceca u> me wreck Una afternoon.
Arrival of the Nortktrr Light.
The L'nited states Mail iteainehip Northern Light, Copt.
Tinklepaugb, arrived at this port at an early hour Una
morning. She left Ac ptawall Feb.'it, at eight P. M., arrived
at Havana at three P. 11., Feb. 24. and left at six
P. M
Lat. 28, long 79 46, pained a steamer, supposed to be
tbe Empire City, bound North.
Cape Hall eras, bearing North twelve miles, saw a large
propeller bound South.
Experienced strong northerly winds during, flee days
after leaving AspinwaU
The Northern Light brings the mails, three hundred
passengers, and nearly $600,000 in treasure, consigned as
Jacob Becbt, Bros. .V Go $4,932
A. A. Inwe A Bros 9,717
Stress, Bro. A Co 48,717
J. Heller, Bro. A Co MJtlO
Kppenger A Co 4,000
Vim. Ileller A Co 13,000
Ballon A Lander 4 20,000
American Exchange Bank 38.900
Sholle A Bros..Baltimore 23,000
7.. Kinstein Bro 19,300
Neustadter A Bros $2,600
Duncan Sherman A Co 162,637
Pollc* Intelligence*
Yesterday morning, Sergeant Johns, of tbe substation
of the First precinct, received Information that Richard
Cuetken, a Herman emigrant rnnner, was lying dead in
the second story of No. 16 Carlisle street, tbe resell of
beating received on the evening previous, at the bands of
Diedrirh Pammann, barkeeper of g rum shop located at
No. 94 Greenwich street. The informant was his wife,
who stated that on Monday night her husband came home
laboring under the iniluence of liquor, as the thought.
She assisted him to bed in an intenalble condition, and oa
awaking In tbe morning found him dead, bis body being
cold and rigid, showing evidently that be had died shortly
after tfary retired to bed. Acting opon this information,
Sergeant Johns despatched a couple of officers to the aoene
of the alleged homicide, No. 94 Greenwich street, s porter
house, kept by P. and J. Clausen, when the following
facts were ascertained:?Gucrkcn called there on Monday
afternoon srmewbat intoxicated, and aaked for a glass of
liquor, which wss given to him. A second demand for
lkiuor was refeeod by (be barkeeper Damwwuin, and was
followed by tcme riotous demonstrations on the part
of GucrVen, who next endeavored to get behind the
bar for the purpose of helping himself. Being prevented
m this he raised a heavy water pitcher from the
counter and attempted to Btrlke the barkeeper with It.
Being provoked at this, the latter ran behind the counter,
and seizing a club, struck Guerkcn over the bend, staggering
him and felling htm to the ground, bin head striking
agnlnat the counter in the fall. Bo ley upon the floor
Insensible for some time, when finally a conveyance wae
obtained and he was taken to his residence. The police
immediately instituted a search tor Dammpnn, but he wae
rot to be found. A rumor that be had suddenly left for
New Orleans with $5C0 which be obtained from a friend
is disbelieved by the police, who are of opinion that he if '
concealed somewhere in the city. Coroner Sch inner
summoned a jury yesterday afternoon to hold en inquest,
upon the body, bet owing to the absence of Important
witncsi.ee the investigation cvuhl not be proceeded with,
and It was acoordfrgly postponed to this morning- Br.
Boutcn mnrfwa-peM mortem eSamSMM nr the deceased,
andfeand that death had resulted from a fracture of the
fktth. The polios are Mdng every effort to discover the
whereabouts of Daman asp, who la a Canaan, twenty
2eara of age. His victim, whole thirty flms yearn of age,
uvea a wife and child, end Is said to have been n men or
intemperate habits During last evening Captain Dow ling,
of tbo Sixth ward, arrested a man in s grocery store in
Mulberry street, as the alleged murderer. Be wee token
to the first ward station boose and lianded over to Chptafa
Silvey. He refuted to give bis name, but stated that be
acted In eelf defence.
Jfctoxiors Asssru?gxathutar st ewi'x M>hk*t Bourn
Corrf?Yesterday mcrnlng a young man wed John
Tiunn. rcFldirg at Vo. fl Caaev street, got Into a quarrel
with a companion In front of the store So. 27 Bowery, the
proprietor of which, Mr. D. MoUailerty, interfered to separate
Item, when Dunn drew a knife, and it is alleged
ftr bbed bim three timet, once in tho face end twice In the
body. OS iter Jarvlf took Dunn into custody, and brought
him before Justice Steers, at Ibsex Market Holloe Court,
where he won committed to answer a charge of fcloetous
acault u|x<u the complaint of Mr. MoCaflhrty. When the
affloer bad received the commitment, and was about to
L-onvey the prisoner to a cell in the prison,the latter broke
rrom nm grasp, and tripping him up, made his escape
[><? ihe court room. flaining Uie street, he ran at fall
pi nl down I'&fox street, closely followed by a shouting
rnwd, until he reached his residence, near Hester street,
* fix story tenement house, into which he darted, the
-fflcer still at his heels. Reaching the attic, ho made his
?.ty out upon the root, and was about to descend tho
tcuttie of a neighboring boose, when the officer arrested
him and conveyed him back to his cell.
Strike at the Roman Catholic Cathedral.
The stonocutters employed upon the new Roman
Catholic Cathedral in process of erection in Kiflh avenue,
have stopped work, on account of a refusal of Ike oon.
tractor to increase their pay The strikers number lib
men. A good deal of excitement prevails in eonaei)oence
or the work having etopped, and this excitement Is pro
longed and inter tided bv the present absence of Archbishop
JUigbes from the city. The facts of the cam. as
far a? our reporter has bcr^ able to gather than, appear
to be ax follow* ?
Mr John Joyce, one of the largeet etooeoutter*In the
city, la the contractor for doing the (tone work In con Motion
*Mb the erection of the cathedral. At the build"
1 ng i? to be a marble structure, and the target! charch
rdihee to lb? taly when gonpietod?it will occupy
the retire block from fifth to Ughth aronae
and between Fiftieth and Itfty-rtrot ahreeta?the
Mend week involve* the balk of the later to
l>e performed, be?idee being a protracted Jefc. The
work <>t excavating fur a trued alma, whioh ?m bomneoead
in July law. occupied ail the rtaae uattl luieaUk,
when lb' wteopcnttera entered upon thrtr datlea. *>
mrh tic work forward whh m ameh lalftam an aaaaMo
lr. Jnyre implored from cm hundred to owe haadred
mil twen?*-B\e men. To n few o tho wmrknea he aOpoiicd
to nay the regolar wagea of IHtwh a, t> pat*
lay, aed thr rciaander be net to work at a |1?ea prtgo
?r foot The men who worked by the ptooa mn naahte
o rtta over tea shilling* a day, and moat aanaed aaaah
ret I hiding their earaleirs to be to anaO. it fave rioe *nurally
to a good deal ct uasatafactio*. A aaaaUagaT Mn
rorhnen was accordiagiy ceiled, aad a tmMhiapelated
to wart an Mr. Joyce and aak for aa for Plan fo
heir pay. Mr. Joyce pemopiorily refoaed to aaake aay
daanre ia the pay, hod the ranch waa that Mm atoaecmere
?topped their week forth witL, the aaee ueat tlag ft a
my Hopping wkh the reat.
R waa about a week ago when the abort ctroana
inran i-c<?rrrc i? "M* W <oe WW 1H MM
bat work, foe the ptaeaot, to wttoljr mmW
pen the MIMtrc. Mr Joyce boaw noble topuwi
atoms t? t?ke Be plosoof ttomilw. Advatoto
nij?M* od>< "jcav?Jor? ore Ike owl? tmea wear ?
w I he Krusa<l. It to stated tkM oiker MMM M
JraW to dn the work at Iwltoi the (Hoe OooMatoe W
!.< w*Tik?>T?, firmfrST of peroneal vMeoee. TM Mi
?M by Mr Joyce was thirty outs Mr lineal !Nt,tM||
nislr ?<b?* h yk. end toes to proper?*, ad Ifea hwgtl
rnoerM. Hie wen deaaaoded thirty otaas mm ownlei
tent tor ell arbtora, whboot regard to toHiiMh? *
I^cii 'off the average of afcwoewIMn* MmK|
at M<i. A t. lapucsrr deprivation Of tokrft. MbW|M?
ent, eer.rssrUr carries totoch i?C0*vaatotW MmM
otUve t'Htreee wnhlt u>. those eat Of tMtSS
iiMiltoi. ?
.\ trior toi Ms bwnpmuti by ito OawdbctotMrir.
irajor pmeajattoatobrenbtobep MtbjManhtbjHMflL
A' ji-ikt or tofeir?The loot | i ifaueraMl HOf)
to> sesoon will tako place thto i*to|, when MtoaTkM
rill stag la FMew'actormtoc opera of "Martha." TM
wbwiwt of Monday w* o treat eooesaa Vtoa PatoM
eoeM and to* apyooroMe hero pmtoua totor Europe*
ztir will tak< pipy M FfttU?.

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