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04 MEMFl LY H MEMPHIS, -iTENN-i TSTJdftSIA.-Y, DECEMBER 1883. CSTlI3X,ISBEX) 184G, VOL. XLII-ISrO. 333 i B1I APPEAL JSBTIFIED CHECKS. happrfssed Chapter i the Beportof the Comptroller of the Currency Brought to Lljht. port of the AUoraey-lienf ral on the Iff er-ert Meat ion of Checks bj Aa tlon Banks-Capital Briefs, Vashibotox. December $. The tlnni vyvuj uuiir on vi i i-oernce xwelorm Ibis mornin? and decided to bripg w bill Tuesday next. It will orobahlv 8. .. i : f . i i LULiv-frvTiBiuni jyr me proDaiionarv ap suiioeui vi siierss in ine CIVU wtv il a fixed tern, of r.fio.fV.r fnnr nr.;r ..... lu .1. :!... ' u iui I'luuiui .i'ju oi removals except lor iaw. buu aiuer aiiowin? :ne clerk an nn f-tuni'j be heard before a special tribunal, A NEW QUESTION IBID BY KEPRESESTAT1VE SHELLEY AS TO THE SALARY El IS TO RECEIVE. JWASHiNGTOaT, December 6. At the li Ision ot Conzress the teat of KeDresenta- e ooeiiej, oi Aiaoams waa contented br X.01011B. omim aim in April, issi, be e tbe termination oi Ike contest, which lulled in the nnsestineof 8bellev. who waa eu iciuj. puiiin as never sealed becauae of hia dmth ellev now raises the nnr.tinn ak.ik.. der section 51, of the Revised Statutes, he' not entitled to pay from tbe dale nt autn a death, although he haa already re- itcu pay lor two montss oi mat time, CARLISLE CURED THE OCTLET THEORY BY HIS TRIP TO THE JETTIES. W ashington, December 6. Mr. Csrli.L re mat ne bas rescued the eoncluaion that a only way to improve the Mississippi iu wuirsci ii rdq man me cur at scour out the bed of tbe river. He said waa not certain, however, whether it could comracieu. 1 be question oi the expenae, aaid, waa also important. From thia atemeat, bowever. it u snoarent that Mp sarusie id cured ot bia outlet notion. Eeinr man oi sense, he will ol course m ih. jropneiy oi leitin- the engioeera determine 'o .juesuon wnettier lbs river can ba acted or not." NOMINATIONS fsTT TO THE SENATE BY THE PRE8IDKKT YESTERDAY. Washinotow. December 6 Nomination. pnt to the benale by the President to-day keorge tL. Wanner. lr.. Khoda Island, la he hemberofibe National Board of Health: Henry H. Morgan, Louisiana, accrefarr ol ration of the United Slates to Mexico; obn W. Garden. Cliforni. I i - . . . ' L naa omce tlfianta; friofc ti. Ward, Call- hps, receiver ot public moneys at H-ysau- uie, vice rwinaa, nrDraska, receiter ol pub ic moneys at .Nioirsra: Jim Lux. Indiana. egiater of ibe Ian4 illioe at Dadwood: la- ian azenta. Win. C. Connell. Obio. Umatilla zency, Cn-eeoo: D. M. Kierda n. Arizona. tSaTaiu aeemsr. New Mexico: John ClarL- rfichi)fan, Colorado Kier agency, Ariajua; v. ax. jcton, itDrait, t'luia agency, An ona; Brig.-Gfn. Julio rope to be inapr "neral; Col. Kinold 8. MicKenzie. Fourih l;aalry, to be brigadier-general; Maj. Wa, nucKer, patmaater. to Ds liruienant- olonel and deputy pay masler general; Mj. J.orge H. Elliott, corpa engineer, to be ieuienani colonal of euineera: Com. Eirl- ogles', to be chief of the bureau ol eouin- Jment and receiving department of the navy; uao a large uuuioir ot army promotioun. NEWSPAPER LIES. tTDDOE WYUE ON THE PRESS A CRIME THAT SHOULD I1E STAMPKD OUT. Washington, December 6. Judae Wrlie in his charge to-tbs irand ju'j, said the newspapers were constantly containing libels on public men sad on Private character. That was a species of oftVnse that created more anhappinisa and miatrvin societv. and did more iojuatice, than any other form of crime. Jle rather auapecteu that tbe writers for periodicals bad amonr them more than the usual proportion of liarc They were fiaid for lying. Tbe men eenaational the ie waa, and the more calculated it waa to blast tbe peace of famili r. and the eDicier it was, tbe more the piper would sell, and the newspapermen would laugh in derision a anybody who undertook to talk to ihem se riously about the ii j lalice of a thing of that kind. He knew tbne were men of ioteriiT and boneetv connee'ed with newp-p?re whi entertained and - cltrrUhed honorable and Christian senLimentg, and be thought, on the whole, there waa ati improvement going on in that reapecL Iftbi public would cease to patronize cuch pipers as be alluded to, such a low vice and crime would soon die out. DISSATISFIED DOCTORS. GARFIELD'S PHYSICI AW3 DISSATISFIED WITH THE BOARD OF AUDIT. Washikgtoh, December 6. There is a good deal of goeip aoui the course of the Garfield doctors. It aeems to b; taken for granted that they are all disiatiyfied with SaSfwarda of the G.irfield BjarJ. A report waa atarted, apparently on the atrengtb of thU belief, this afternoon, to tbe rfteci that Dr. Bliss had said be and tbe other doctors proposed being disea Uri-d with tbe awards of the rommisiioa, and believio; they were entitled to reereive from som quarter tbe amounts which they bad aaked of lbs csm miaMon, to tu the eetale cf U trrield for the full value of the bills. Dr. Blias s.iid to night that this report was absolutely untrue. He intimated to it in no possible event would he ssk thn estate of Garfield for a single cent. He bciieved the otber doctors would hold the same position. It is be lieved that if the doctor makes up his mind that be cannot get any more from Cjngresa he will acct-pt t lie $0500 offered by the commission, and that the other doctors will follow hia exampl". VALENTINE SCRIP. ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO LOCATE IT IS CHI CAGO. Washington, December 6. There iaalill another application to locate Valentine scrip about Cb cago. Thia time the application is made bv one John Faron to locate I bis scrip in section 15, township 30, north range 14, eauL The commiiuiioner of the General Lind Office ha rejected the applica tion, and the appeal is now pending before the Secretary of the Interior. Mr. Teller will have an opportunity, there fore, to pass upon the Valentine scrip as we l as npon tbe IVrteifijl.1. Trie attorneys for Farson are Cnrtis, Firle and Burdette, one ol whom ws formerly commissioner of the G'Beral L ni Olfic. Commissioner Williamson pr.-c ic.iliy r. j?cted this appli cation. Couibj siioner McFarland has done the same. O.ie reason is tba: all Ibis frac tional sec ion had been graat-d to the State of I'lioois coder the cinil act, that grant having ben ; approved by the President. An accumulative reason was that Secretary Schurx has decic'el that the Valentine scrip could only be located upon un occupied ami unappropriated land of the United States in a state of nature. An application will be made by Secretary Teller for oral argument cpon i lie c i1, but it is not certain il will be glinted. Tbe argument is tbe same as thnl which has bfeit eo many times repeated in these dispatcher. Mr. Bisbee denita that he is an attorney on behalf the Purterheld scrip claimants. Ha says haa been approached hv tueir side, but Kas not taken a lee. Toe statement that Mr. Bisbee waa inlrres ed in the case was made upon the authority of one of the Porterfield icrip claimants. OVERCERTIFI CATION. A SUPPRESSED PORTION OF THE COMPTROL LER'S REPORT. Washington, Dectniber 6 la the report of Mr. Knox, comptroller of tte currency, tberei was one ciiaowr on the illegal certifi cation of checks which, for some reason, was suppressed. This stc ion contained an opin ion of tbe attornjr-general not hitherto pub lished, construing the act of JuLv 12. h last, which was ueeioed to prevent national banks from certifying checks, but which the stockbrokers' banks in New York have evaded by i form of accept auc-. Mr. Knox says, in Ibis suppressed portion of bis re port, that on October 31, the date cf the fast statemen', the certificates or acceptances were nearly one-third greater tban for a cor responding date in ibe year previous, and tbat Ibe amount of acceptances for stock brokers of nine national banks on that day was more tbsn nine times the aggregate cap ital stock of thoee bmks. Mr. Knox sc cordiogly submitted lo the attorney-general these questions: "Has a national bank tbe legal right to accept checks drawn upon it nnlras Ibe drawer has the amount stated in tbe check actually on de posit in Ine bank? If a national bank has the power to make eucb aoacr.epUnce,would auch acceptance at a time when the money was not on deposit lo tbe credit of tbe drawer be a liability to it for money borrowed, and s such be required lo be limited to one tenth of tbe paid-in car ital f the bank, es provided by section 5200, Uoiied States R? Tised Statutes? If a national bank baa the power to accept each checks equal in amount in any one case to Ooe-tentb of the capital, would tbe acceptance of any number of checks to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate the amount of its paid-in capital be in violation of section 5202, United Stales Revised Btatulps?" Tbe attorn -r eeneral'a opinion contains the following: "In answer to (he first question, I accordingly reply tbat iu my opinion a national bank cannot legally accept checks drawn upon it where the drawer has not on deposit therewith Ibe amount stated in tbe check. To do so ren ders tbe bank subject lo certain proceedings ins pan oi tbe compiroilerot tbe currency tonoer section C234, Ke vised Statutes), and tba officer by whom the acceptance is made pecomea iiaoie lo the penalties provid in me act oi July 1Z, ltmz. ibe case presented in Ibe second question is not itl my opinion covered by tbe provisions of section 6200, Revised Statutes. The re elriclion tben applies only to liabilities for money borrowed. The acceptance of a check wnere ine arawer ba no funds or deposit would be a loan of the credit of ihs bank rather than a loan of money, and, if other wise objectionable, it would not properly be irgmueu wiiuin t do term ot tbe re airicuon averted to. Toe third queation presents the ame case in connection with section 5202, Rsviaed Statutes, which declares that no association shall at any time be in- aewea or in any way liable lo an a mount exceeding tbe amount of ita capital stock actually paid in and undiminished br losses or otberwise, except on accouot of demands oi ine nature therein described. Liabilities incurred by the acceptance cf check-, the orawers inereot bavmg at the tune no funds fjn fl"""-1 ' " " "- - fail within any of the 1.. .1 . , I i l li n -r. exceDtiona eaumer ated; and. aasnming such acceptance to ! lawlu', I am of tin opinion tbat tbe limit imposed by section 52)2. ex t-jnds to liabilui-s thai i ecu -red, and that the acceptance of checks by a bank, witnout toe existence ol luadt on deposit therewith to sn amount exceeding in the aggregate tin amount ot its paid-up capital. would be in violation of that section." "Un der this opinion of tbe attorney-general," Air. ivnox aays, "it will be tbe duty ol the comptroller lo bring such evidence as he can Obtain by frequent examinations to the a tention ol tbe r-roper cthcers. in order that sncb violation may be determined br tbe courts ana ine penalty enlorced as provided oy ids siaiuie. " THE SOLDIERS' HOME TWENTTONE TEARS AKREAROES OF DE SERTERS FORFEITED PAY DUE. Washington. December 6. Tbe Second Aoditor, in his annual report, adds the fol lowing interesting chapter to tbe hislorr of tbe miemanagement of the Soldiers' Home a flairs: By s.-ctioo 4818 of tbe revised statutes all forfeitures on account of deser tion and all moneys belonging to the estates of deceased soldiers, remaining unclaimed lor tnree years subsequent to tbe death of such soldiers, are set auart and appropriated for Ibe support of tbe Soldiers' Home. I find that twenty-one years' arrearages are due raid Home on account ot moneys forfeited by nose deserters from the regular army wbo were never beard of after desertion. ' With a few trifling exceptions the accoun's ol euch deaerttra have cot been settled. When the men were dropped from the. rolls of the army such data as was n?ceesiry to an ad justment ol their pay account! were entered on the muster rolls, and there the matter ended. Tuere is also a large sum due the Home on account of unclaimed money belonging to tbe eitales of soldiers died prior o July 1, 1879. Ths aggre gate amount pat able to the Home, from these two sources is estimated at up ward of $1,000,000. It is clearly the duty of the accounting officers of the Treasury De partment to adjust and settle the accounts of deceased soldiers and deserter', so that the Home may receive what tbe law bas ml apart and appropriated lor its support, but be necessary clerical lorce is lackinz. I estimate that it would lake six experienced clerks five years in this office, and a propor tionate number tor tbe same period in tbe second comptroller's office, to bring tbe work up to date. In view of all the circumstances, and con sidering especially the lenth of time tbat he soldiers Home bas been deprived ot a portion of its legitimate income, 1 venture to suggest a plan by which an equitable settle ment between Ibe united btstes and the Home cn be arrivid at without the expense and delay of examining and atipiatui.--tlia -fiay accounts ol deceased soldiers and deserters, namely, tbat Congress shall appropriate a rea sonable amount say $1,000,01.0 to be depos- led in the treasury in accordance with the provisions ol section b ol ben ate bill JNo. 821. prescribing regulations lor tbe sol diers' Home, an 1 now pending in Congress, said amount to bi accepted by the Home in full discharge of all obligations on the pirt of the United Slates, under section 4318 of he revised statutes, up lo and including June 30, 1879. CAPITAL POINTS. Washington, December 6. Tbe double- tnrreted iron monitor Puritan waa success fully launched, at Chester, Ibis mornin;. Ths President entertained Governor-elect Butler at dinner, at the SjlJiero' Home, last evening. It is thonght the diplomatic appropria tion bill will be the next one reported to tbe House. The fuueral of Rear-Admiral Stanlev. United Statea Nary, who died last night. will take pla;e here to-morrow. It is stated in army ciiclea that tbe retire ment of Col. Theodore Laidley wai caused by a leud ot several yean duration between tbat officer and Gen. Bnel, chief of ordnance. Rear-Admiral Nicholson will be relieved of the command of tbe European atatioo, in March next, by Com. Baldwin. Nicholson will probably be retired in March. Many of the defeated Republican candi dates have airived here and are loudest in the cry of "no quarters for the Democrats," and are just as anxious as the others to re deem "ibe grand old party." The President approved the report of the government commissioners accepting the newlv completed section of the Northern Pacific railroad., comprising 104 miles in Montana Territory, and iocludlDg tbe bridge across the Missouri river. Tbe excess of imports of merchandise for the twelve months ended October 31, 1882, was (10,805,230; excess of exports of gold snd silver coin and bullion for the same lime, $33,273,089; value ot imports of merchandise lor the same period, $751, 975,569. To the case of John Hits, lat'! Swiss con sul and president of the German National Bank of Washington when it failed, under indictment for fraud in connection with tbe settlement .f the affaire of the bank, Judge Wylie this morning decided tbat Hits waa not exempt from trial for tbe offense. The trial will consequently begin soon. In the Jeannette Court to-day Nindermann continued the narrative of tbe forced march of himself and Noroe, beginning with the events of October 15, 1881. Tbe story is particularly entertaining, especially that part referring to the manner in which tbe men cut out pieces of the seats of their teal skin pants snd roasted them for food. A telegrsm from New Orleana was pre sented to thePreeideut to-day by Represent ative Gibson, bearing the tignalureof mer chants and citizens, expressing appreciation of tbe kindly spirit displayed by the Presi dent in hia anoual message relative to the Mississippi river improvement, and thank ing him for his wise and sMttsmaulike views. In the Police Court to-day Z icbariab. To briner, one of the Star-route jurymen, testi fied that Dickson declined to read an article about Bowen's aitempt to bribe hiau without being unanimously authorized to do so by tbe jurymen; that McNelly thereupon sal down and the remainder of the members voted in favor of reading tbe article Wells, during tbe examination cf one of the witnesses, denied that there bad been newspapers running in tbe interet of the Department of Justice, suj desired that tbe f.ct be understood. Juror O.iotl thought the Biwen article was a "put-up jb" on the part of tbe defense. During the afternoon there was considerable sharp sparring by counsel. Adjonrned till to-morrow. Weslera Liabfr Pool. Chicago, December 6. The general freigh , i gents of the roads running to Missouri ri vrr points met here to-day to form a lumber pool to tbose points. Tbe question came op as to wbeiher a single pool should be made lo all points or whether it should be sepa rated iolo two divisions, north and south, and after discussion il was decided to refer tbe matter to tbe general managers for de cision. Tbe meeting then adjourned to meet tbe 20tb instant. Sail tsr Daaeatnla the Coelierlll-ly oac-le. Case. St. Louis, December 6. R. S. McDonald audFr-nkJ. Bowman, attorneys for Mrs. Alice W. Slay back, filed at a late hour thia evening a civil auit in the Circuit Court for $5000 damages against Col. John A. Cockerill, managing editor of the Poft-Du-patch, for killing her husband, Col.Slayback, a few weeks ago. Mr. B. F. PoRTZR,a rich banker in Utica, K. Y., says: "I bave ned Brown's Iron Bitters the past year, much lo the cnagiin of ear family phy sician, for neither myself, wife nor little girls nave since suffered from a single day's illness. It is malting na ail roDusi ana strong. TAKINGTHETRANSIT Satisfactory Observations of the Ia- a;e of tenus Across the Son's Disc Taken at a "timber of foiBlse While at Others I n fATorabie Weather Interfered Tbe Results Obtained. Washington, December 6. Tbe weathi this morniog was quite clondy, consequently out anoui a dozen pno'ograpbs ot the Iran sit of V cum were obtained at the Naval Ob serTaiory. Tne weather ia now clear, and the observers ex pect lo be more successful this a Her noon. At Hasten. Boston, December 6. Notwithstanding tbe clouds, the Hsrvard Observatory made sa'isiaclory observations of the fits; and sec ond contact in Ibe transit of Venus. At Saw Fraaclieo. Sam Francisco, December 6. A dispatch irom ia:K umervatory, on Mount Hamilton at o clock a.m , says: "toplendid, clear day rorty-eijni pnorugraprij ol the tran-it al ready obtained J; -M Al C'blra;.. Chicago, December 6. At 11 o'clock clouds began to overcast tbe aky and obscure the snn, causing a stoppage in the observations ol the transit ot Venus. At b o'clock fully an inch of anow had fallen, and the storm was general in Wisconsin, Iowa and Ne braska. At Dearborn Ooserva'orr ten pho tograpba were taken, tbe last one st 11:15 o clock. ' Al aiaatavllle. N A8HVILLE, Tenn December 6. The transit waa observed br Prof. Olin H. Lao- dreth, of the V aoderbilt Uuivereity, with the large equatorial leleecone of Vanderbiil Observatory, and by Mr. Barnard, using his own one telescope, and C L. iboi nburzb witn tne transit instrument, usine to clouds iney Iaited lo get the brst and second contact and tbe meridian, but secured excellent ob servations of the third and fourth contact. The third contact was a. 2:1,18 4 10, the fourth cootscl at 2:22, 17, Vaoderbilt mean time. At Ht. Loala. St. Louis, Dicemher 6. Preparations were made for observing ibe trauait of Ve nus by Prof. Engler, of Washington Uni versity; A-roi. j. . l-rioce, ol est. Louis Universitr, and Brother Elward John, of ne inrisuan Airolbers' uonege, in their va rious institutions, but owing to the cloudy weather observations were unsuccessful. At the Christian Brothers' College the planet was seen in transit at iu:ju o cioct, and this was tbe only point in tbe city where it was observed. 11 flliabnra. Pitisbitro, December 6. The observation of the transit of Venus al the Allegheny Ob servatory was rather unsatisfactory, on ac count of clouds. At tbe moment of the first external contact a cloud paised over the sun, but, Irom observations before and alter, the time waa determined at nine hour, five minutes, three seconds. In the inlerval be- ween the brit external and first internal contact, the light was seen gathered into a bright spot extending witmn tbe planets disc, and occupying thirty degrees of its cir cumference. This phenomenon was unex pected, and Prof. P. Lmgley, the observer. said he was unable to account for it. While preparations were being made for photo graphic observations the clouds grew thicker na ouscured tbe sun l)r the rest of tbe dsv. Observations were also taken by a nuoiser of amateur observers, while stained and smoked glass was- freely used on the streets oy citiz'ns. At t'inelaaall. Cincinnati, December 6. Observers at the Cincinnati Observatory are suffering im measurable disappointment because tbe clouds obscure the sun snd prevent any satis factory observation in the transit of Venus. A clear sky at midnight gave high hopes of clear weatner to-day, but tbe sun rose partly obscured and soon became wholly invisible. Shortly bef re 10 o'clock tbe clouds rew so thin that the eun was distinctly visible. Pri vate observers, with ordinary fielJ-g!aees dimmed by smoked glass, were able to see distinctly the planet on the lower portion of the sun. The utmost was done at the obser vatory at this time, but the result was far from satisfactory. At the Cincinnati Observatory, Prof. Wil son, with four assistants, bad prepared to make observation of the time of contact. At tbe first contact clouds hid the view, but while tbe planet was part of tbe way on tbe sun's dic they got a fair view of it. Unfor tunately, the clouds wholly obscured the second contact. About 1 o'clock there was a gjod opportunity for seeing Venu but tbe observations were of no particular yalue, and when the planet passed off fbo sun, clouds again wholly obscured tbe view. At Hartford, Caal. Hartford, Conn , December 6. Erly this morning the ssy was covered with clouds, and Ibe G-rinaa astronomers were unable to make desired observations before the lime of the traasit of Venus. Ths time of ingress also passed before the sun could be clearly seen, but at about 10:15 o'clock the clouds became so tbin that heliometric observations could be made to determine tbe position of Vecuson the solar disc. Work was done very rapidly and suc cessfully. Though the air was not so bad, and at any time periectly clear, four half sets and six full sets of measurements, equivalent to eight full sets each, including eight double observations, were completed by 2:30 o'clock p.m. Accurate measure ments of the apparent diameter of Venus were tben made before time of egress. The final contacts were observed by Dra. Mueller and Deichmueller and Baoserger, of the German party, and Prof. Hart, of Trinity College. The observations were somewhat interfered with by clouds, so that only the latter two distinguished tbe black drop. No traces were seen of any satellite of Venus or of atmosphere surrounding the planet. The contact at the egress was leto minutes later than the computed time, tbe allow ance for the error being but one minute. At tbe end of the obser vations the German and American flags were displayed from the Observatory, and were saluted by tbe college students who had themselves observed the phases of Ibe contact with much interest. The astrono mers to-night telegraphed to Germany their success. The heliometric measurements, with which alone they think will be of special value, were in their judgment emi nently succesatu I. At Near Yorfc. New York, December 6. The weather is clear and favorable for satisfactory obser vations in the transit of Venus, The clouds prevented Dr. Peters, at Ham ilton College, getting satisfactory views. The observers at Yale are well satisfied with results. The Signal office at Washington is pleased with its work. The professors at West Point regard their observations as ex cellent. Princeton secrred 188 photographs. Vasear reports tbe definition of tbeplaoet and sun as excellent. Negatives were taken here near noon, and are very good. At Phil adelphia both coitacts were successfully ob served, but the hazy atmosphere prevented micro measurement or spectroscopic obser vations. At Meriden, Coon., bells announced the beginning of Ibe contact, and tbe public schools were closed. Seven telescopes, open to the public, were set on the grounds by the Rtv. J. T. Pettee, a prominent lccsl astronomer, and 6000 p rson looked thrcu;h them. Dartmouth, Amberst and Maine State colleges were inter fered with seriously by clouds in taking ob servations. At Harvard College ail four contacts were satisfactorily observed. The sp ctroscope showed no prceptible absorp tion by tbe atmosphere of Venus. Pyromet rical observation showed the disc of Venus darker than the sky surrounding the sun. The observing etations established by the United States government are San Antonio, Tex.: Fort Seiden, N. M ; Cedar Kevs, Fis.; Sant i Cruz, Patagonia; Cordova, Chili; Cape of GtKd Hope; Auckland, New Zsaland. A dispatch says observations at San Antonio were not wholly successful, the first two con tacts having been lost on account of clouds. Owing to cloods. also, the fir.t contact was lost at Cedar Keys. One hundred snd eighty good photographs were taken. The Belgian Commission at San Antonio made 120 measurements. At Quebec there was but fifteen minutes view oi the transit. No observations of value were obtained at Woodatock or Toronto. First a anow-atorm, then clouds, caused much disappointment at Montreal Clouds and rain, at Halifax, made any observation impossible. FOREI3N. At cork. Dtblin, Dumber 6. The transit of Ve Du was plainly visible at Cork. . at Ottawa. Ottawa, December 6.-The observer here took a saccessJul observation of the transit ot Venus, at ths iaterval of ingress, this morniog. tooaloaa. Ti TWesaber. In consequence of ..,.. i.u aiher.ihe transit ot entu UUlaTUI AUIT; woo" a - I was totally invisible Irom Greenwich Ob.JUggM br the plog j, GerBU-J Al. ti. :. favorably observed ii n.,rK.n .t r.netown. At Madrid observe. lion was prevented by bsd weather. rKESllumiAL TIMBER. . eaf.reaoe of vToetero Del.tea Ca. eaajo-Sowseof -reae.ow Kelleajc eela Corllaleale-Tke Cow teal f.r la. Co.ala-edl Terns 1st lite Eiajbik Alaaw District. Harbifbcro, Pa, December 6. Tbe House of Representatives consists ol 11 Democrats and S3 Republicans. Kclloarffw1 Mia Cert'aleale. P.A-rnv Rnnac. December 6. Tbe gov- ernor, afler sa examination of tbe law Bad facta in the Keilogg ease, has given a certii. Cate to Kellogg in sccordsoce with Ibe ft. turns from the inira Aimrici. , 1 be Olalo Coonrreswle Cm iTMRrta. December 6 I', sites is. i -The 8tate Cas, vaasiog rtutro in mo " iiiwawuini ojn test, in the. .Eighteenth Cong reeionl Dis- IIHI, Hits Bioraiug Oecioiu mciyturey ereciea. bv eitrht maicHtr. and issued him a cert if). cate ol election accoraingij. jb iue seventh District Morev was declared elected, and in ' . - i: I T .i n the Twelfth xlsrL Is one otners were con tested. -... TbeCawtest for tbe l.ate 'ewxrssenaaai 1MI Iseislred leriu. HcntsVILLI, December 6 The rorernnr of Alabama has ordered a special alec ion to be held in this (the Eighth) Congressional District Tuesday, January 2, 188i for the purpose of electing a congressman to fill out the unexpired term of the late Hon. Win. M. Lowe. Toe Democratio Nominaiin. Convention meets in Decatur ntie Tbnr.. day, and it is said tbat Gen. Joseph Wheeler ill be nominatea oy acclamation. Hon. John m. McClellan, of Limestone county. bas announced bimsell as tbe independent candidate. The new congresamaa will h ive wo months anal two days ot- service. The prospects are tbat a light vote will be polled but little interest being taken in tbe matter. - - Oeawoeralle Pre.ldeallal Timber. Louisville, Kt., December 4, The Cou- ritr-JournaTs Chicago special sets: Within he past twenty-lour hours a political con ference has been held here. Its members comprised primarily the leaders of tbe Democratic party in all Aticntgaa, Iowa and Wisconsin, with a large detention of the foremost members of the party from several tber Western and Middle elates. Ita mem bers represented not only the active political leaders of tbe party, but tbe editors of ths principal Democratic papers. The confer ence was ot long duration, and all the dis cussion waa earnest, candid and generous. bile the entire situation of us countrv re ceived thorough and careful consideration. Ihechiel importance of this conference lies in the fact that its purpose waa to settle poo, ss iar as practicable at tbe present uie, a Democratic presideatial candidate. It was the unanimous verdict that such candidate must come from tbe Weal. In, looking over the field and the men by States, the disuus-iion regarding Ooio mulled in the conc'ujioo that the October vote (Pendleton and Payne) put that Slats ootnide the pale of presidential possibilities. This settled pen, there were left the aames-of four men be discussed. I hey were Palmer and Morrison, of Illinois: Justice Field, of Cali fornia, snd McDjnald, of Indiana. lhe general drift of feelibs resardio? Ez- Gov. Palmer waa that while he is a man of irreproachable character, the highest snd best nature, and at prevent thoroughly iden- nea witn tbe party, as was not a Demo cratic veteran, audit was thoroughly settled tbat no man within the party who cannot bow a continuously rerlect record as a Democrat, and whose entire antecedents were Democratic: could be seriously con sidered. . ! - e r s, r Tbe name of Moirisoe was dwelt upon at considerable length, and while it was con ceded tbat he possess many sterling quali ties tor a standard-bearer, it was concluded tbst his dictatorial brusqueuFss and inhar monious methods with the national man agers of tbe Democratic party made it im possible for selection to rest upon him. His great ability waa fully recognized, and it as agreed upon tbat bis candidacy lor tbe Speakership of tbe next House should be strongly urged, a it was generally conceded that Aandall was no longer an available candidate. Regarding Judz Field, that gentleman waa most favorably considered, but his pres ent position on the Supreme bench, from hicu it would a necessary tor mm to re tire, seemed sn insurmountable obstacle. Final It, when the name of McDjnald came before the sonfereoce for discussion, there seemed to be a spontaneous and unani mous accord upoa hia fitness. Tois reached a degree bordering npon enthusiasm. His record waa thoroughly dwelt upon, and the different members of tbe conference discussed he same in all its bearings. His record poo the money question, and bis consistent, honora ble, and patriotic course during the ar, his earnest ana aoie supporc oi an wise measures of recoostrucuon. nia wen- nown candid, manly and fesrless poiinon-f pon tbe una question, ana tne fact at all times, on all measures decline tbe good not only of tbe Democratic party, but of the whole coun try, he had proven himself not only a Democrat of life-long consistency, but a statesman of safe, conservative and patriotic methods. Another matter oi importance nd interest was also informally discussed. bis waa in connection witb tbe name of Col.,Vitas, of Wisconsin, and it waa general ly conceded that II toia annum oraior ana most able man made Ibe race for governor of Wisconsin next fall, as it ia believed he will, securing? an election, as would certainly result, he would lead the Wisconsin delega tion to the next Kfmotiauc iiaxionai con vention, and take the second place on the presidential ticket so surely as be did so. - Senator Kidfllrbevcer DoaiWIih Duel. ia. New York, December 6. A tall, finely built, youpg-appeariog man, with a heavy mustache and imperial and wearing a par ticularly Southern-looking felt hat was at the Gilsey House to-day. A Tribune reporter accosted him as C'apt. Riddieberger. He bowed politely and replied, ''At your service, sir." This opened s few minutes' conversa tion sbout his dueling experience, in tbe course of which tba reporter askei if the captain would not gie bis side of the story of bis trouble with McCarthy. He Baid:' "I am not aware of any trouble with Maj. Mc Carthy, or colonel, whatever he is. I don't know what position "he held daring the war. I have not heard from him; nor have I seen what he has pobliebe I in newspapers." I have been told tbat it was pretty rough, however." "Shall you accept a challenge to fight, if he sends you one. b ram what I have been told. I should iudae that the boot was on the other leg." alien you erlctl lu .uaiiene mm; "No; I bave do stomach for fighting now. There was a time when I was alraid to say that much, bat I am free to roniess that I have bad quite enough fighting in my time, and I think perhaps it may just as well be understood no" s later." IMlat at t'barlesloa. Charleston, 8. C, December 6. The winter meeting of the Sooth Carolina Jockey Cinb at tbe Washington course commenced l Ruec Three-quarters of a mile dash. Constaotina woo; Vingt-et-Un second, Minos thirrf. Time 1:18. Second ilse. One mile and one-eighth. Duke of Mont A loan won; Jim kelson sec p.lnietto third. Time 2:04. Third Jfaee- Hn'chinson stakea for two year olds, Carolina bred; three-quarters of a mile. Ltdr Dean woo; Mordaunt second. Time-1 Va Baa?ball Cbaanplooeblai. - PanviPENce, December 6. The National League of professional baseball clubs has awarded tber championship of 1882 to Chi cago. A appeal from the action of the cu.olznd club suspending Doscher was dis missed- E Young wss re-elected secre- titj, ine Worcester and Troy cl lbs re signed end were made honorary members. A misnt w" made of the death ot resi dent Ho'bert. Tbe Belaaoal-Dev.jr Libel Bolt. TS'jW Yob November 6. In the crimi- nal libel suit of August Belmont, banker, lgaiiet John Devoy, editor ot tbe Jrua JTa- tiM, ibe ury, being unable to agree, were locked up for the night. Brown's Bronchial Troche Pur coughs and cold'. "I have used them Jor m-re tnao a dozen years, and think them eke oesl and moot convenient remedy ex t,Bt." TU ha. C. U. Humphrey, Grata, Ay, jjjjj KHINE RISING, j . ready Amoant to Killioas of Marks, and More to One. Scandals ia Eagli-'h High Life Anthony Trollope Dead French ttossip Irish Side LightA. Cairo, Dec "mber 8. In view of lhe dis position of Arabi's case, it is probable that all other leaders in the rebellion, except Suleimen Pasha, will be pardoned. CHINA. reaching after territory. Hong Kono, November 8. It is reported in diplomatic circles at Pekio that a consid erable party in the Chinese government are elated by the success of tbe recent move- meats in Cores, and propose urging tbe re- ssmption of active surtinty over Annam ad blam. GERMANY. LOSSES BY THE FLOODS. r.Dtiu TWwmSje H Th. lnsa. hr the floods in 'tbe Rhenish districts amount to I mnlrcmsorimi ks. The damage 10 tile town of Domsburg alone amounts to 1,000,000m. Sixty houses near May ence were swept away. A GENEROUS GIFT: The King of Bavaria bas given 50,000m. to aesist tbe people made destitute by the floods. GONE ON A HUNTING TRIP. The Emperor, accompsnied by Crown Prince Frederick William, and a large party have gone lo Goebrde on a hunting trip. TIMBER DUTIES TO BE INCREASED. The Prussian government will introduce in the Bundesrath a motion in favor of in creasing timber duties with tbe view of de riving a large revenue from forests. t eXRMAN POLITICS. Hanael and sixteen followers hsve written tbe Progressist Com mlttee saying that, though in co-operation with other Liberal groups, tbey remained in the minority against the Richler, they would not secede from tbe party. They require, however, the uncondi tional recognition of their standpoint within the Progressist party, and demand that its organizations and official press shall not be employed for combatting their views. A PROMINENT REFORMER DEAD. Frankfort-on-the-Main, December 6. Dr. Leopold Stain, a prominent advocate of Jewish reform in Germany, is dead. rising rivers. Cologne. December 6. Tbe Rhine has risen thirty-one centimeters since 2 o'clock this morning. The Mosel is sgain rising rap idly. The Neckar and the Main are also rising, but more gradually. FRANCE. England's offer, Paris, December 6. Eogland has offered France Ibe permanent presidency of the Debt Commission, which body, in future, ill have tbe management ot tbe Daira domains. Should a French preaident be aDoointed. tbe management of the Egyptian revenues would become exclusively intrusted to r ranee. IN THE DEPUTIES. The Chamber of Deputies adopted the estimates of lhe minister of commerce. Dur ing debate the minister of finance declared that tbe government lelt it was time to stop the incessant increseof expenditures unless it was intended to jeopardize the financial equilibrium. respectfully declined. It is stated that Duclere, president of the council, yes'erday communicated to tbe Cabinet that his reply to England's proposals lo francs in regard to isgypt was a relueal. It is pointed out in parliamentary circles that the acceptance of the presidency of tbe Debt Commission would make necessary maintenance of an impartiality which would debar France from defending a-iaiexrets.J Freaeh Moles. Mme. Ssrdou. the mother of the well-known dramatic author and academician, has just expired at Nice. The deceased lady cele brated her golden weddiog two years ago. Great excitement was caused at the roues Bergere by the fell of a little Japanese ac robat, wbo, with two other children, nightly goes through a series of dangerous exercises at tbat place ot amusement, mere was no safety-net, and it was only by a miracle tbat the poor Utile fellow escaped instant death. Ho alighted en one of tbe female specta tors, who was naturally severely bruised, and vho fainted several times before she was able to leave tbe ball. The unlucky child was also badly hart. An attempted suicide under very dramatic circumstances bas just occurred in Paris. Eight years ago a Mons. Dubourg surprised his wife in a Ute a tele witb an employe named Da Precorbin. The husband, who waa armed, shot the women desd on tbe spot, while her paramour made his escape. Dubourg was condemned lo a long impris onment, lhe whole anair had been forgotten, when,' a few days sgo, a newspaper reproduced a lull account of tbe miserable business. Not a single detail was omitted, and to crown tbe whole, a copy was carefully sent to M. de Precorbin. Over come by despair the unfortunate man rushed to the Seine and threw bimsell in, but was reecued and brought safely to land. It was found, however, that be had lost his reason, and was taken to tbe hospital of SL Anne, where, after lingering a few hours, he ex pired. MM. Valabregue and Bertol have lost no time in extracting a sensational five-act drama out of tbe Cbatou murder. There waa a private representation of Xe Crime du Pecq st the Menus Plaieira Theater. A more ghastly play it ia not possible to imagine. The plot goes into a nutshell, and although divided iuto five acts is not spun ouL In act first we see the interior of "Fayrou'a" or "Fenayrou's" home. Next "Fayrou" sarprises "Gsbrielle" waiting for "Robert" or "Aubert," to whom she has given a rendeavou'. He accuses her of a iiai&on with the chemist and then announces to her that her paramour is about lo get married. The news turns her love into ferocious hatred, which, however, does not take a settled char acter until she baa unsuccessfully endeav ored to break on "Robert s matrimonial en gagement. We next witness the meeting in the restaurant, tben the murder in tbe house at Cbatou, and lastly the arrest of the mur derers. ENGLAND., FRANCE IN MADAGASCAR. London, December 6. The Central Newt announces that Lord Lyons, British ambas sador at Pans, bas informed r ranee that England will not consent to her forcing a protectorate on Madagascar. TEN PIKSONS DROWNED. A collier foundered off Berwick, and ten persons were drowned. STANFORD COURT BURN ID. Stanford Court, Worcestershire, the seat of Sir Francia Winnington, burned, together with valuable plate, pictures and manu scripts. ANTHONY TROLLOPS DEAD. Anthony Trollope, the novelist, is dead. THEATER BURNED. The Royal Alhambra Theater burned to night. The audience . had just retired. Within half an hour tbe dome fell, and the building and neighboring honaes were soon gutted. Nothing was saved from the theater. fawcett's condition. Postmaster-General Fawcett obtained some sleep to-day. His condition to-night is more satisfactory. IX ST AT SEA. The British ahip Flora was lost at sea, witb all oh board. Steaadale la Eocllab Hlgb IJfe. Tbe London correspondent of the New York ZKotme sends the following, which is published in his psper of Monday: There is at last an end of the Wellesley scandal. The divorce is granted and tbe riaing soldier and diplomatist is as com pletely rained socially as a gentleman very well can b. "Cesf ss bo oaretm. snail il n'at pat fori." Col. Wellesley, sometime aid-de-camp to ibe Queen and military attache at Vienna, with a civil as well as a military career open to him, sinks into tbe hanger-on of a dancer, a pretty woman and a graceful dancer undoubtedly, but with two children of her own. The quondam brilliant officer ana ouaeae, who is also a lairly good writer, waa last summer emdoved in trotting ronnd the country during Miss Kate Vaughan's tour, as if he were already rnari d'aetriee, as they aay he soon will be. holding her wraps during the performance and taking her children out for a walk in lhe morning. To this complexion has come the man who once had a beautiful wife and children of his own aa well as a career. To be just to him. bis infidelities were many; and it was only when be carried off the inamorata of that famous lady-killer, Capt, D , and tbe said captain challenged him, tbat a matrimonial roaT became impera tive. He had thosght he could run away for a week to Paris, without creating excite ment; but the lady-killer, who had cut out "handsome Claude," did not see things in the same light, sod called fclifl em!; Now, to call a man out In London is no great matter. The law allows of no such things as duels. Edt in Paris it is another affair, and a fight can easily he brought off. Hence the dancer's present young man is under a suspicion of cowardice, and no man speaketh nolo bim. Tbe 8tanhope scsndal is a lesser matter, inasmuch as it Is only tbe ease of a young man making a foolish match and finding it in the long run even a worse bargain than his friends anticipated. Some five years ago Mr. Wvndham Stanhope, youngest brother of the Earl of Harrington, married Mies Ca milla Dubois, a daughter of Mr. Reyloff, a most respectable musician at Brighton. The young lady, who haa figured on ibe stage, ia a handsome brunette, with that alight down on the upper lip which ia esteemed a special charm of tbe famna iu Midi. According to the husband's case, she was often too often called from home to attend the bedside of her sick father. At. last thia perpetual and too tender nursing sroused Mr. Stanhope's suspicions, and he diacevered that Mr. Rey loff waa not the robust invalid whom Mrs. Stanhope went lo soothe. The lady was fol lowed, watched, and Ibe case will shortly come into court. I L would seem as if not even a play eould Ijejproduced without a scandal. You have heard by this lime all about the ridiculous failure of Tennyson's Promite of May, and probably of the Marquis of Queens berry's equally , absurd protest against the arguments put into the mouth of Mr. Tenny son's very flabby-minded free-tbinker. It is something new for a peer to rirS in bis stall at tbe theater and protest agsinst a play, but Lord Queensberry Is aa eccentric peer who threw up hia seal in the Lords not long ago on account of conscientious scruples on the subject of faith; As I pointed oat some time since his father died in an unfortunate kind of way, and his sister is Lady Florence Dixie, wbo by her wl-itings has become well known to the reading publici Lord Queens berry is frequently seen on first nights in the box of a conspicuous beauty among "first nighters," a friend of the stately aud elegant Miss Lsigblon. There is unfortunately no looeer anv doubt as to the separation of Sir Coutts and .Lady Lindsay of Balcarres. This event has caused great sorrow in the artistic world, where both bave been exceedingly popular. What win become ol the Grosveoor Gallery. tbe "green-gallery"-clad domozels and the "long-haired, lean, and not very e'ean" voung men who stood gaping at Mr. Burne- Jonee's bilious saints and lantern-jawed nymphs? Where, oh where, are the tea and toast, the muffins and chocolate-covered cake that the princesses, big and little, of our royal family enjoyed so much on Sunday alter ooods; All, like Hans Jjreitmann'a lsger beer, "Avay in die Ewigkeit." IRELAND. DECREASE IN AGRARIAN OUTRAGES. Dublin. December 6. The number o- agrarian outrages ia Ireland during Novem ber were eighty-nine. This contrasts favoraf oiy witn previous lists. A Large Forlsae Offered, former. for aa la- Tbe Dublin police continue to declare that they are on tbe track of tbe assassins who murdered Lord Frederick Cavendish and Under-Secretary Burke ou the 6th of last May. The recent renewal and enlargement of the reward offered for the arrest and con viction of the murderers leads to the belief tbat no clue lo their whereabouts has yet been discovered. By a proclamation dated on tbe 10th of last month, and posted all over Dublin, the lord-lieutenant repeats his offer of a reward of 10,000 ($50,000) for such in formation as will lead to the conviction of "any one of tbe Pnoenix Park assassins." Ha also oners a iurtber reward ot A-ooou lor such private information as will lead to the same result, lo tbe driver ot the car in which tbe four murderers escaped he offers, for such information as will convict any one of them, a free pardon, the special protection of tbe crown, and a reward of 5000. Two other rewards are offered one of 5000 to any one concerned in or privy to the anrsWc4 such yrivaie information -as will convict any one of the assassins or any other person concerned in or privy to the murders. The final reward is of a500 for such private information as will lead to tbe identification of any persons concerned in or privy to tbe murders, or of the horse and - cart used on the occasion. That there must bave been many persons in Ire land to whom tbe arrangement lor the Pheenix Park murders and the persons of ths assassins are known there is every reason to believe, and the strength of Irish fealty has rarely been more strongly displsyed than in the signal failure of so great a reward as $50,000 to tempt an informer to tell all he knows. CABLE CLICKS. Cannes, December 6. Louis Blauc died today. London, December 6. Herr Von Flotow, the well-known composer of operas, has be come blind from a cataract of the eye. Rome, December 6. Berlaoi, the acknowl edged leader of tbe Radical party, has taken the oath olallegtance to the iting. airLis, December 6. Ibe Christians at Bitlis have sent a deputation to Ezeroum to complain against Ibe governor for hindering them from saving tbeir goods from the late fire. London, December 6. Larrsen, who ac companied the Jeannette expedition, has been engaged to go to Nargatx Island in search of the Danish exploring vessel, Dijompbns. The governments ol Denmark and Holland propose an expedition, the ob ject being to assist the Dutch exploring ves sels Varna and Dijompbna THE HESTEKJi VXIOX. Keaelntlone Adopted bar ths Exeewtlve Conanalttee 1 si JCesjard loM eaaaarea. New York, December 6. The executive committee of the Western Union Telegraph Company to-day adopted the following: Whereas, An unjust imputation has been made against tbe integrity of tbe manage ment of this company in respect to the sanctity of private mesaagea passing over its wires or I enough its omces; and whereas, it has always been a cardinal principle with this company to regard lhe aacred privacy of telegraphic correspondence intrusted to its offices, the company having for that purpose expended many thousand dollars in resisting tbe demands of courts, juries and legislation committees in cases where tbis company had no otber interest st stake than its honorable obligation to its customers, therefore Resolved, That the imputation that offi cials or other persons connected with this company bave tbe privilege ot inspecting messages passing over its wires or through its omces, is without foundation in fact. etoltea That any officer, clerk, operator or other employe handling messages, who sbsll report or divulge tbe contents ot cocn messages to anv officer ot the company, or otber person, shall be promptly dismissed from the service of the company aud prose cuted under the law making it a penal of fence to divulge the contents ot messages. Tbe Wab.eb Stark-Yard Bait Cooaprw amiaesa. St. Louis, December 6. The suit of the Union Block-lards ot this city against tbe Wabash Railway Company for $500,000 damages for breach of contract has been eompromised.The suit is withdrawn at the cost of the stockyards, and a new con1 ract made be tween the parties bv which the Wabash binds itself to deliver live stock to Union yarda from all points west of the Mississippi river st rates less than to yards on the east side of the river by the amount at actual customary transfer toll, etc. On all shipments from competing points tbe W abash road gives what concessions it wants to shippers, but pays tbe Union block- lards a toll ot fZ per car lor all cars going toroogn tsu Asouia ana over the bridge. The compromise, it is said, bas advanced the value of the shares of stock of tbe Union Yards twenty-five per cent. It is rumored on the streets, and not denied by President McHenry, that tbe com promise will probably lead to lhe consolida tion of the Union with tbe .national block Ysrds in East St. Lonis, with the idea of the packing business being done on tbe east sids of the river and the butchering on thia aide. fiorafsrU's Add f-boapaale IN DYSPEPSIA. Francis H. Atkins. A. A. surgeon U. S. A. says: "For dyspepsia, whether in the lean or corpulent, in nervous debility and in night sweats of consumption, it bas com monly given speedy benefit, and some of my army friends are qoiteeotbustaslic about IL atloaal Batl.r aad Cboeso A.saelaUoau MlLWAUaaps, December 6. The tenth an anal Convention of the National Butter, Egg and C .eeae Association opened this after noon. Its Delicate aad Refreshing; Fragrance Explain why Floresten Cologne ia such a favorite witn tbe ladies everywhere. READY TO REFORM. EesolatioBS Introduced in tbe Honse for n lavestigatian of the (jaestion of relitical Assessmeats. Minority Report of the Committee of Ways and Jfecasoa tbe Internal Rev enue Bill In the SenaU. Washington, tceinber 6IIotue. Mr. Willis Ky. offered a resolution similar to tbat offered in the Sena'e yesterday by Sen ator Beck, directing the Committee on Civil Service Reform to inquire into tbe details of the alleged political assessments made on gcverment employes during the recent elec tions. Mr. Kasson objected to tbe present consid eration of the resolution, and it waa re ferred. Mr. Townsend 0 offered a resolution calling on the (secretary of War for tbe names and character of the partiealar ob ject referred to in the President's message which discusses sppropria'ions for rivers and harbors as likely to need additional ap propriations this session. Referred Mr. Caswell Wif.J offerer! a Ttreoltltlotl authorising the Committee on Appropria tions to embody in tbe post office bill a clause reducing letter postage lo twe cents. Adopted. Mr. Kelley offered tbe usual resolution for the distribution of the President's message, and that tbe House proceed in Committee of I he Whole to its consideration. Afler discussion the resolution W3s adopt ed, and tbe Honse went into Committee of lhe Whole, Mr. Waite Conn. in the chair, on the state of tbe Union. e Tbe first bill to be considered was one re funding to tbe Stale of Georgia $35,000, ex pended by tbe State for the common defense in 1877. By a vote of fifty-one lo seventy-six the committee refused lo strike out the exacting clause. Toe bill was then reported to tbe House and passed 99 to 80. Mr. Steele Llod.J offered a resolution di recting tbe Committee on Civil-Service Re form to inquire how much money was col lected by the campaign managers ot the Democratic party from the Cobden Club snd from the Free-lrade Club tor use in the election of 1882. "Let it be adopted," cried several Demo crats, but Mr. Kasson obj cted to its present consideration, for the same reason which prompted him lo object to tbe Willis resolu tion tbat the committee had as much work before it as it could accomplish; ilr. Xownshend 111. called attention to the fact that tbe objection came from the Republican side, and then the resolution was referred. A bill authorising tbe extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad to point on tbe military landa of Fortress Monroe was referred. I Mr. Kasson presented the views of the minority of the Committee of Ways and Means on the internal revenue bill. They were ordered printed. ' Ibe minority report is signed bv Kasson. Dunnell, McKinley, Haskell, Morrison and Russell. They say they are not prepared to recommend the entire abolition of tbe tax, nor to ron tbe risk ot reducing tbe revenue of tbe government below the amount which will undoubtedly be required to meet tbe arrearages of pensions, in addition to the other current expensee of tbe government, by an extravagant reduction ol either source of public revenue; that it is a much more agreea able duty, and much mors feasible, to reduce tsxes from time to time, ss tbe unknown ex tent of our revenue shall become developed, tban to re-impose them to meet tbe impera tive obligations of the government. For re duction which it now appears safe to make, tney Deneve it aitouia be enected rather by the abolition of taxes more clearly related to the use and convenience of the people. Messrs. Dunnell snd Haskell filed a sup plemental minority report, iu which they favor te. abolition of all internal revenue tfcn except those on malt and spirituous liquors, tobacco, snuff and cigars. If it be comes apparent" that the government doea not require tbe entire amount derived from liquors and tobacco the proposition reducing the tsx may be fafvorably considered. They believe, however, before this tax is abolished there stiou'd be as comprehensive a revision of the tariff made aa the length of tbe ses sion will permit; that the revision should be made entirely independent of other sources of revenue, snd there should be such adjust ment ot duties lev el ss will fairly protect American industries from ruinous foreign competition. Ibe House tbe adpurned. SENATE. Senator Sherman presented a petition from citiaens of Ohio for the passage of a bill to increase pensions to those who lost a leg or an arm in service. Senator Ingalls presented a similar peti tion from citizens of Kansas.' Bills introduced: By Senator Anthony: To prohibit the use of the capitol for other than legitimate pur poses. Reieired. tif benator Cbitcotl: rot the erection ol a public building at Pueblo, Col. At the close of tbe morning bour benator Plait called up biB resolution of yesterday asking the commissioner ot pensions to tar nish information in reference to tbe peosion rolls and the probable effect upon it of tbe passage ot tbe pending bill to increase the pensions of persons who lost an arm or leg in service, or are suffering from equivalent disabilities. After discussion and amendment directing the commissioner to furnish a complete list of persons borne on tbe roll the resolution was adopted. benator bewvell gave notice tbat be would call up at an early date tbe bill for tbe re lief of Fits John l'orter. The Senate then took op the bill to estab lish a uniform system in bankruptcy, and Senator Ingalls proceeded to explain its provisions. In concluding he submitted certain minor amendments agreed upon by the sub-committee, wbich were ordered prinled. Alter iurtber discussion the bill went over ss unfinished business. Several bills on calendar were passed. The Senate went into executive session, and upon opening of the doors adjourned. PORK PACHI.IG. A Large Peereaas frea tloo X.ast Tear Tba Cincinnati, December 6. Tbe Cincin nati Price Ctarent of to-morrow morn ing will publish the returns irom an points which packed ninety-three per cent, of laal winter's hog-packing, show ing that tbe aggregate ot packing at all points to date ainca November 1st is about 1.800.000 bogs, against 2,370,000 at tbe same dale last vear. sbowinz a decrease oi twenty- tour per Cent, lhe reports regarding tne probable winter supply of bogs for the season to March 1st are interpreted aa indicating a ahortage not exceeding ten percent., and prob ably less thsn this, or in other words that tbe winter packing will somewnat exceed 5,000,000 hogs, against 5,747,000 last year The Price Current expects tbe movement for the next three months to fully eqnal the corresponding time last year, and also that tbe average weight of tbe winter packing will lullv equal or exceea last year, nre also expect considerable increase in the spring and summer supply of hogs com pared with lhe past year. SENATOR 'bEOWS'S Daaallsa Bill Mlilsd br tbe eorcfa jeajl.latoro Tue ale s sow Tberefor. Atlanta. December 6. The House of Representatives of the Georgia Legislature created a genuine sensation Monday after noon bv killing the Joe Brown donation bill by a vote of ninety-seven lo forty-four. The bill is ss follows: Senator Joe Brown pro posed to donate $50,000 lo tbe btate univer sity at Athena. Tbis sum was to be placed in the treasury of the State, there to lie for fifty years. For the use of this money the Slate was to obligate herself to pay seven per cent, interest on the smonot. The principal was not lo be touched, but the interest, amounting 'o $3oOOO a year, was to be used in the following manner: To educate bright, bnt faeedv vouor men at the nniversitv. Joe Brown's four sons Julias, Joseph, Elijah and George were to name these bene ficiaries in ench manner that each son wonld always have his beneficiary at the university. Of the above-named interest, esch bentfi- iarr was to be furnished $200 a year npon giving his note for the amount, with focr per cant, interest, to be paid back after be left college, tbe interest thus accruing from year to year to be asea io educate aaaiuuai beneficiaries. All the money coming in from interest on lhe principal in the State treasury and the sums loane-i beneficiaries was to be controlled and disbursed by the trustees of the university. If the Brown sons saw fit lo name i relelive, ss near the fourth degree ss a second cousin, for instance, he would not be bound to pay back his $300 after leaving college. At the end of fifty years, if the Stale of Georgia refoeed to rebind herself to pay seven pef cent for the use ol lie $50,000, this sum was to be paid to the Irrralees of the university out of the tressnry, on con dition that they would invest in United States bends, tb interest, arising therefrom to be used a oefcrre. The debate in the Legisla'nre consumed tbe whole day and was Very lively, several members' bold '7 chsrging" tbat the bill was an effort lo estab lish a Brown aristocracy ifi this Slate to rule after Joe's death, and the Brown family, and old Joe in particular, were denounced in the bitterest terras. Tbe main argument against tbe bill came out in the powerful speech of Little, of Mus cogee, who showed tbat it would be nncorrsli tuliooal for tbe State of Georgia fo borrow money, except to discharge existing indebt edness, and the speaker demonstrated that there is at present enongh and more than enough money in the Stale treasury to meet the biate'a indebtedness. Outside opinion considers that prejudice against the Browns in general killed ibe bill, and many sound thinkers condemn holly what tbey call the iasaoe folly of ibe Legislature in rejecting tbe donation. Sen ator Brown ia in Washington, and has not been heard from on tbe action of tbe At aemblv. The opinion ia universal here that he will not re-offer the gift ia a different shape. - ELEVES LIVES LOST By Ibe Eawloslow or m Ls.er Klvar Bioawsboat Star Sew Orleaas. New Orleans, December 6. Tbe boiler of tbe propeller Morning Star, plying between this city and the Magnolia plantation, ex ploded about 6 o'clock this morning at the Bellair plantation. Of twenty-one persons on board, three were killed, eight drowned, and six badly, if not fatally scalded. The steamer Sunbeam, wbich was nesr by when the accident occurred, brought the wounded to the city. They were sent to the hospital. Jack Johnson, white, fireman, and seven colored roustabouts were drowned. The killed were Henry Kaiser, Nancy Gardiner, colored, and a child named Joseph Sime derin. Tbe badly scalded were Eugene Pennowilt, engineer; James Ryan, boiler maker; Mary Miller, colored, passenger; Frank Holland and Wm.Franlz, employes of the boar.tw. IslTXlsE UOt'H. thaages la tbo OOieora of tbo axelt Pabllsbias; Company. Special to tbe Appeal. Little Rock. December 6. At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Arkamsat Daily Qatette, held this afternoon, H G. Allis, secretary and treasurer,-resigned, and J. 8. Whiting was elected lo Dll the vacancy. George Russ Brown, city editor, was elected vice-president of the company. Allis hsa been appointed auditor of tbe Little Rock and Fort Smith rallwav. He was formerly general passenger and freight agent of the Arkansas Valley route. Tbe sCbarlesloai C'otloa Mill. Charleston, S. C, December 6. Tbe en gines and machinery of tbe Charleston Cot ton rectory, begun in August, lbbl, were successfully tested to-day. Spinning will bezin next week, lhe mill baa lb.uoo spindles, with capacity for 15,000 more. Thia ia the first cotton mill erected io Charleston siuce tbe war, and wll be run by steam entirely. ' A western paper rays: "Nothing will cure some sick men more quickly then an omce properly app led. ibis cure may be very successful in many cases, but we would say: "If a man suffers from a cough or cold, ive htm a bottle ol Dr. Bull a Cough vrop." - DIED. TCRNEB At Bolivar. Tenn.. on Tuesday, De cember 6, 1882, at 11:4'J p m., Mrs. LAatvaa H. Tcbnkb, wife of Thomas B. Turner. Funeral irom residence, st GUI's Station, near Memphta. this (THURSDAY) morning at 11 o'clock. Carriages in at attendance at reaid tnce also carriages will leave Bout's, in city, at 10 a.m. LIKDSLEY Departed thia life December S, 1882, In the f nil faith and hope of the Christian religion. at her home near Moon Lake, Coahoma conntv Misa , Mrs. N. L. lindslzt, In tbe seventj-nrat yes.-of her are. ' QT. ELMO COMMANDER Y, No. 15, K.T. U Will meet (THURSDAY) Asylnm. Odd- consiaera'ion of verv impoi Fatigue dress. Every member is earnest y desired to be present. By order R. W. GALLOWAY, K.C John i. xiOHN, Keoorder. Used for over 2a yearn vfiLt feml oooem by tba physicians of Paris, New York antf Isondon, and enperior to all others for the prompt euro of all caaea. roofnt or of kmir staDlinjr. Put up only in Oimm Settles cnntaimiiff Si Cat uie, teach. Price 7fi oenta ma king them the cheuret Capsule in the market. Prepared T ft TtftTTT Tlfl ajsciE,i:H ft'Mil.KV ' Pans, V.11 UU UUU Slager & Goldbaum, TAILORS, Cor. Jefferson and Second Sts. SUIT TO ORDER From now nntil end of the season at greatly reduced prices. SLAOER A GOLDBAUM. B Dodlby Fkatssk. Thowas M. Scaueos. David A. Fbaybea. Frayser & Scruggs, . LAWYERS, OFFICE ". O MADISON ST., MEMPHIS, TEHH. ' ssa-Wilf practice In State and Federal Coorta.1 J'K. cnu a-ra. a blsa- i rttv oani. . i t sprssaslw for lis cor of 6 of U r-rVT1 srw cmm. tto txatato- trm of aOXTRiGiTT fmmimuwp lkmmh m l-ftrta mast renter tJjasas to bsMvJtisj octiaas. TmmU ta aoartJaAa bbt Us ilrwnC Tesara of m hm tmtrnt I. M UMatiaavrsaa oaf eoroa axe tUtosj to. W-hw frof UmcrtrUmi, UcMnj, Lave of VifOT, &urillt is ivrk, amy tmM of soM ctarW. I mmk thi ftMi (Me. 1 cm ail HU frocn (Mod lo vm. Tba 1. far tko OKI J?? htmm. For urcila!frtmf (all nhr-Mlliai CHaULVaU W. C. GBISWOID, " DEALER IN DRUGS AlVD MEDICINES "1HOICE PERFUMERIES, TOIXET AND FANCY V-r UUUAia, ova aaaasi aireefc. vssr.sv. savMs;, MKMf ma i jiis jjeb COTTON ROPE Large Consignment Received. FOR BALK TO TUB TH ADB OIVIjY Burlaps In quantities to suit. 8. KATZENBKKGER'8 aOHs, 17 Madison street. St Louis Employment Agency Ol Q NORTH SIXTH STREET, ST. LOUIS, MO. ej L VJ Contractors on Kaurosoa, Levees, eve., supplied with Ant-class Laoorers free of charge uroerarapecuuiiyec llr. Maurice JLrItcharl PUTSICI15 AXD MTEbEOX. Special attention given to gtucerY and eorgical autre aaS at -li ! CS BealeJ Mtreel, 1000 Tons Rags, Iron and Bones BY SAM GAB AT. AGENT. DEALER IN SEC end-band Croods, 41 L, 41 J aud 415 SHELBY STREET. Also boys and sells everytbina from a Needie to a Siesmbosl. He invites everybody to visit i.la Free Public Library. All kindest ata- ehinerj bought and told. gj ft ? in special eouciave mis swa eveningat 8 o'clock, at thesa Av Fellows Building, for the V a riant business.' w LEMMOMGA3LB WHOIsJESAiE' ilry Ooofe, it AMU- GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS Xos. 326-328 Main street, Memphis, Temi. W E ARE IN DAILY KBTTKrPT OF DBSISA ire oiler to in. trac-a upon uie most lavoiani. ismas. war price, wm wmi nnmsiisna tbose of anv m arfce-t In the l nite-l su.tsi. FRANK SCHDMAN, Importer, Manufacturer and Dealer In Guns. RIScs. Pistols. Fire . . i'... i u ... r ai bind, nl Ammunition Kl.h ll 1 1- Tackle etc. Si i Si sit Ht Henapbi.,TwBi. Daly's. BoaehiH's. Ciaybroagn's and I.HoltiaA and Ballard Knos a sneeiaiiy- nertsmnr. aon-. ri 1 Car-lead Hew Ealilas, I.owdoo Layers i. aad Siallasiasu Laren 1 Car-lwHl Me r Mis, t'arraals, Cliresi - a.a aa 1 Car-IMS 1 Car-load alaa-i a ssrnasea. A ess a'ci aetata. Orsafts, Ban aad leasoi 1 Star-load New K-w Mew laesaaitsaaS Peaanla. factory rheets. Fall Creans Cheese, 8a SJar-loasl 1 Car-lead las. ea 1 l'ar-lsd aire C 1 Car-load 1 Car-load He w Holland Harriot? and raeh Xrv Mew New Kw era. Jelllesiaaid rreserret. Crackers lo barrels aod Car-load Eeaus,Hsmlsy ass) s3is r Isasas aad Ereakfaal 1 Car-load Awaeoai Largest Boot and Shoe Estabiishmcnt West of Jfew York. fern' lhe K. 1. K. L- WINN, with W. It. . A S phis,Tenn., has just receiTed a lare, new and complete stock of Sad dles, Harness, Bridles, Collars, AVhips, Saddlery, Hardware, etc All grades of Saddles. Harness and BrMles always on hand. Ladies' Fine Saddles a Specialty. ine tract mrness; txtra nggy Harness wn gle and Double; Fine .English .Saddles; Iface Saddles, etc, etc Ex press and Dray Harness; Fancy Uoods of every description. Ke- mem Der We Dave JUSI OpentJU, oiia uia gwua v nun, hbi aiwiaa the Factory. Call and examine. We guarantee satisfaction, both as to prices and quality. W. B. WINN & CO; 344 Main Street JOSKPH rAKSL. IICNItr fSJK. Fader-Fr WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COTTON FACTORS 204 XVont Street. ITIemphiw. Am R. 'i'readwell. (aweseessors I WHOLESALE GROCERS AND Cotton lIotO-Qsrssj-f JVo. 11 Uiiiou Street, -Memphis, Tenn. saw-Bole Aceots lor Jtlehardaoa'a ssli. rlri fttafe" Sneeklo Tobaeeat-lbo kaat Is lbs milks I. fry ll.a jo. e. iur. :. J.. MetVOWAM. BUSBY, TOOF Wholesale Grocers 274 FRONT STREET, MEMPHIS. aWHaodllBB or Cot loo a Kpeetally, aad tat.Mta. R0OTES fe BUSH DBAIaZmB IN Stoves, Grates, Mantels, Hardware, Hollow-ware and Castings. Also, manufacturers ot Plain and Japanned Tinware, Copper and Sheet-Iron Ware, No. 394 Main Mtreet, - Tlempliis, Tennessee. Tin-Rooflnr. Bnontlnr. Gotterfnr and all Hnd of Jobhlns S'rnmr.tty Attended to- 1. R. KODTVI. J. R. GODWIN k CO. Cotton Factors, Gom. Merchants, AUKAl" ruil l UK fr-TAK IW11W.1 swars, S3 ft Front street, cor. Union, ft! em p hi w. Tenn J. Ss DAY- & SOI, COTTON FACTORS AND GEN'L COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Jfo. 298 Front street, Hempkis. BIILILARB & COFFHT COTTON FACTORS And General Commission Mencliants, NON. 302 AND 304 MOST KTftKfcT. M KM I'll IN. ISO. 1). MILBDaK, President. LOUIS HARAUER, Vlce-PreaiQent. THOft. U KIBE, Superintendent. W . ED MOSDS, Becretarr aad Treasurer. ilIILBURN IRON WORKS, KAUCFACTOBEftSOF Steam Engines, Horse Powers, Cotton Presses, AUD OIL MILL mUCHIMRY, AJtD ALL KINDS OF Iron and Bran Casting, Fencea and House Fronts, Agrja cultural, Plantation, Steamboat, R.R. and Mill 'Work. So. 1,3, 8 and 7 Front Afreet, sDor.Anctlen, Mcrupbia, leoneasee, fa axa tAcuouA&ly equipped to do All Work perisinlBg to the 'candr, sad bai bits ti r tcstaca ine, Clotliii BL.B F LI. A 1 Wl SI F.aT SOOBS WHICH s-ii3fii!vmpiiiE wv mso nurt-rw. i r -i myi.i tm .1 i.m. KEHOTEII To 413 Mai a Strsjct. Colts's, ttrame. s, Soott'S, rkm'sBreeeh Losdlus Guns i wrrsuspn. iTmir,u.rtM. a?9 1 Car-load Jfes SJaekerrl. 1 S'ar-load r R, rules, si real and Cider. , Car-toad 7 ear I.Hrd aad sas.ie.t. it Crtr-ioad new eisiiscai, uracasa sasst aaal Ky- I'loiir a Oar-luaels -w Buckwheat (Mew York I HI -tel. I Car-loads Mew Swears, Molasses aad t Callee. I 4 Car-ioisd. Mew Fsaey and tlrh faadtsss. i !i Car-loads now hardlae., rieblsns las I aria., rearhst, Touaaioes, Oysters, j staimoa. Cora, Kle. aW we taaaoalarlnro owr oww Si If. at Caodv. aarasa fessl Powd.ra, propar ioor asa St. lf.aa.iaw Hoehwbeat, atoa.S oor o.a Iwffee aaad reaaalt. wo sr. well preparsMl io .apply (for taia the) atelalh-r. aeauioa rait'ts. ' ZELLNER & CO. 300 MAIN ST., MEMPHIS, Leaders in Fashionable Boots and Shoes riae Maaxi-Sewed Coed a a Specially Oratesw fi-oaa Abroad Froaaplly Kxeewletl. Onr Custom Department fa In charge of Mr. THOMA8 REASON, one oi ibeoiaest and most experience! Shoemakers In CUT. WS MAKE FIRST CLAtW WORK. OHLI. PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED. Winn & Co., 344 Main street, Mem JOSEPH bCti A KM A A. ank t& Co M. N. 'J re sul we. L. iAIWllMCo to A. C. at;. B. Tread well Co.), mum I. uvmmr & TO, and Colton Factors Liberal I'ssk ASvsaess soado ea C.o.lew . ss. w-m m . . - 1 D. XTJIXISS, Jr. U1KEOTORB: Jao D. MiLscaa, Loom Hasaoss, H. C. HAHreoar, T. H. MiLaoaa, W. W. TsVLcr, M. C Fsaeca, A. 8. Mctiasa, Js. Las, ia., Joaa R. Goowia.