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NOTICE.-D3. L. J. JORDAN. of New
UWYork. Author of "MAN's Mtsston ON
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by his many g s In the ase" maladis no fr
tnr comment is needed as to his skill.
New references besides those already published.
allersona of the highest standing. can be obtained
at hia rooms, where the names ofover fifty (80) of
the best citizens of Washington. already treated by
daln rt b o e exafi n i t ta fr
somehi offthes ma os wbde kSnwn citens oflthe
United Sates) of acknowledgment of peeea ten
benefit received. among the communications from
such men as Senator D. W. Voonuxa Governor
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THE EVENING STAR.
Washington News and Gossip.
GoV'sNENT REcEIPT9 To-DAY.-Internal rev
enue. $297.623.44; customs. $i27,820.87.
Wmri Hors CALn.-Ser ators Plumb, Tel
ler and Hill, and Representatives Pound,
Pacheco. Anderson, Beltord, Hosmer and Whit
called on the President to-day.
THE ARTILLERY ScHooL.-The War depart
ment has issued orders for a new detail of
artillery officers to report at the artillery
school, Fort Monroe, for duty May 1st next, re
Leving the officers who graduate In artillery.
The new detail Is composed of 1st and 2d lieu
tenants of the different aidllery regiments.
INTER OCEANIC CANAL CORREsPoNDENcE.-Tie
House this afternoon adopted a resolution call
tog on the Secretary of the Navy for all corres
pondence in his possession touching the subject
of an inier-oceanic canal
ARMY ORDERs.-First Lient. Bugene Griffin,
corps engineers, as soon as he can be spared
from his present duty In the division of the
At'antic, ill report at Willetts Point, New
York bbrtor. for duty with the battalion of en
gineers. The acceptance of the resignation of
FI st Lent. E. S. Chapin, 4th artillery, to take
effect Feb. 15th, is revoked. -
NAVAL ORDERs.-Master O. E. Lasher, to the
Franklin. Ensign C. B. F. Moore, to the Frank
lin. March 3d. Cadet Engineer H. H. Stevens,
to experimental duty at New York. Comman
der G. U. Coffin, from the command of the coast
survey steamer Hassler, and placed on waiting
orders. Lieutenant Henry W. Nichols, from the
coast survey office, and ordered to command the
Hassler. Civil Engineer M. F. Eudeth, from the
Portsmouth, N. H., navy yard and placed on
GOVERNMENT PURcHASEs OF BoND.-Secretary
Sherman has issued a circular giving notice that
proposals for the sale to the government of
$1 ,000,000 of any of the bonds of the United States
known as the 6's of 1880, 6's of 1581 and 5's of
1SS1, will be received at the office of the assist
ant treasurer of the United States at New York,
at noon of Wednesday of each week hereafter
until turther Rotice, on which days the bids will
be opened and awards declared, the bonds thus
purchased to be applied to the sinking fund.
THE INTERNATIONAL FisuERIES ExHIBITION.
Fish Commissioner Spencer P. Baird calls for
contributions for the American exhibit at the
international Fisheries Exhibition at Berlin,
which opens April 20th next. Exhibits will be
transported at government expense, and will
have to leave New York by the middle of March.
Six hundred and fifty feet of space has been al
lotted for the American exhibit, and the Ger
man government desires especially samples of
fishery products, and fresh fish, living or packed
CONFIRMATIONS AND REJECTION.-The Senate
in executive session yesterday confirmed the
following nominations: To be supervisors of
census-Loulsiana, Norman W. Trezevant, 3d
district; Hyde A. Kennedy 4th district. George
Walker, of New York, to be consul general of
the United States at Paris; James R. Howard,
of New York, to be appraiser of merchandise at
New York; C. L Holstein, of Indiana, to be at
torney of the United States for the district of
Indiana; James M. Haworth, of Kansas, to be
an Indian inspector; James E. Spencer, of New
York, to be agent for the Indians of the Nevada
agency in Nevada; also several postmasters,
&c. The nominations of Harrison Reed. to be
census supervisor for the district of Florida,
and Wm. J. Patton, for the 2d district of Arkan
sas, were rejected.
EDUCATION IN THE ARMY.-Chaplaln George
G. Mullins, 25th infantry, U. S. A., has been de
tailed to report to General A. MeD. McCook for
duty as his assistant in charge of education in
the army. Chaplain Mullins will make a tour
of inspection and organization of the post
schools alr$ady established with a view to
bringi about a better system and enlarging
the eld of operations. His present headquar
ters will be at St. Louis, Mo.
LIQUOR TRAFFIc.-The select committee of the
House upon the alcoholic liquor traffic held a
meeting yesterday, and received and adopted
the report of their sub-committee to whom was
referred the question of the feasibility of ap
pointing a commission to inquire into the alco
holic liquor traffic, and investigate the subject
in all Its bearings. The committee instructed
Representative Brewer of Michigan, to report a
bill to the House providing for the appointment
of a commission of ten members to serve with
out pay, and to be selected irrespective of their
views upon the liquor traffic. The bill also
approptes $10,000 for the expenses of the
THE HoUsE COMUrTrEs ON MInEs and mining,
at their meeting yesterday, discussed Repre
sentative Belford's (Col.) bill, to establish at the
seat of government a bureau of mines and min
ing, and will resume Consideration of the sub
eet at their next meeting. Hon. Clarence
ing, director of geological surveys, addressed
the committee on the mineral resources of the
United States, and will conclude at the next
meeting of the committee.
THE SENATE COMMTrTEE ON PoST OFFIcEs AND
PosT ROADs, with a view to relieving Congress
from the consideration of a large and constantly
accunulating number of bills for the relief of
sters from liability for losses by fire or
b lars, have appointed Senators Maxey and
Hamlin as a sub-committee to pepare a general
bill, after conference with the ostmaster Gene
ral, which shall empower the Post Office depart
ment to make allowances to postmasters for the
loss of stamps and money-order funds when
stolen or destroyed without carelessness or other
fault on the part of the postmasters.
THE ExoDUs INVEsTIOATION.-The Senate ex
odus committee resumed the examination of
witnesses yesterday. Mr. Hughes East, of In
dianapolis, Ind., was called and identified a
statement written by himself and subscribed to
by Silas Isler, a North Carolina colored emi
grant, on January 10th, and also another writ
ten statement subscribed to by Lewis Wmllams,
another colored emigrant, on the same date.
These statements he admitted were reduced to
writing wilth a view to producing them before
the committee, but stated this was done with
out the knowledge of any member of the coin
mittee. The papers in substance state that
these two colored men were induced to come to
Indiana by representations made by Sam Perry
and Peter Williams, the North Caroia agita
tors, who said there was plenty of work in In
diana for colored emigrants; that men would
hire them as soon as they arrived in Inrdiana,
and pay them from $1.50 toss8 per day; that 400
or 600 furnished houses were ready for the emi
nts, and that they could purchase land for
m $ to $1.50 per acre on seven years' time
and in quantities to suit the bayers; and also
that Perry and Williams told them that Indiana
was a democratic state and they wanted the
emigrants to vot the republican ticket, be
cause the demn weI using the offBces for
fraud and corruption. Perry in particular said.
"We want no democrat negroes,-none but
strong-hearted republicans to go to Irndiana."
Mr. East testified further that mn eonversation
with these and several other colored emigrants
they all expressed a desire to return to North
Carolina. In relation to the demand for labor,
he said he was sorry to have to state that Indi
ana has a great number of worthy poor people
who cannot get employment now; that for a
few years alter the crash of 1873 there was les
hardship among this class than now, and per
haps less now than a year ago, and that this
immigration, however ue,was a woeful, cruel
crime, as the condition ofmost of the emi
grants Is pitUable.
Ge. L.. .Ma naprominent demncrat
wa the next itnm examined Hetsife
that some of the colored emigrants in Indan-.
apols seem to think that demiocratic state of
ficials have a fund which they earn and wml use
to send the emgats beck to North Carolina,
so asto get h votesout of the state; but lhe
had invariably told theme who had come to him
for assistance of thil kind that the democratie
psi ty had ohigwhatever to do with bring
ing thema Into th0sat, Mn coul Oleptheih
never lok dtytoward oed
an twhen the ate we a
masortyle byte in1 a atm
when the saeta
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The District in Congreaa.
MEETING OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE TO-DAY.
The House committee on the District of Co
lumbla toAday took a vote on the bill to Incor
porate the 0 Street Market Company. The bill
was detested by a vote of 4 yehs to 5 nays, as
follows:-Yeas, Messrs. Samford, Klo Hell
man and Slemmon8 nays. Messrs. Hunton
(chairman), Martin, Weal, Aldrich and Miller.
The committee to report favorably a
bill appropriating$7,000 for the completion of
the Washington monument in accordance with
existing laws and plans. The District commit
tee will be called In the House for reports on
Monday next. The committee has no import
ant bills to report.
PROTECTION OF THE POTOMAC FMHERIB.
Mr. Sanford will Introduce a bill in the House
to-day providing for the protection of the Poto
mac fisheries in the District of Columbia. It
provides that it shall not be lawful to flsh with
fke net, pound net, stake net, weir, float net,
gill net, band seine or any other contrivance,
stationary or floating, In the Potomac, within
the District of Columia, after the 30th day of
May In any year. That during the fishing sea
son, viz: From the 1st of Februaryto the 3oth
of May, in every year, there shall be observed
In each week a closed season, beginning at sun
down on Saturday evening, and ending at mid
night on Sunday night, during which time it
shall be unlawful to lay out any hand seine
or float net, or fish the same, and all
stake-outs and the leaders of all hedge pounds,
fyke nets or weirs shall be lighted clear of the
water, so as to allow unobstructed passage to
the fish: Proided, That in the case of weirs It
will be sufficient to remove a section of the
hedging next the pound or pen, not less than
twelve feet in length. That it shall be unlawful
for any person to take In any other manner
than by agling or with the out-line any fish of
the species known as "black bass" or "salmon."
That It shall be unlawful for any person to have
in possession or expose for sale m the District
of Columbia, after the 30th of May in any year,
fish of the shad or herring species,
fresh, under a penalty of five dollars
for every flsh so exposed or found In on.
that any person who shall offend a t any of
the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeanor and upon sufficient proof
thereof In the Police Court shall be fined not
less than $10 nor more than $100 for each offense,
and shall forfeit to the Bistrict his nets, boats
and other apparatus, which shall be sold and
the proceeds of such sales and all fines accruing
under the act shall be paid into the Treasury,
ena therefrom to the informer in each case
where conviction ensues, shall be paid the sum
of $2. Proria4, That nothing in the act shall
be construed to prohibit angling or fishing with
the out-line, or to prevent the commissioner of
fish and fishing or his agents from taking from
the waters named In any manner desired fish
of any kind for scientiic purpose, or for the
purposes of propagation.
)DUCATION IN MExIcO.-Mr. Lutton, U. S. con
sul at Matamoras, in his dispatch to the De
partment of State, gives an interesting report
of the progress in education of that part of
Mexico. The society of friends in Indiana and
New York established a mission there In 1872.
A printing press and type were presented to
the mission by a lady of New York city, and by
Its aid a newspaper has been printed and a
variety of school books, including histories,
biographers and essays. The public schools in
some parts of Mexico have adopted these books,
and large numbers are sent to Central and South
A merica. This good work is fully protected by
the Mexican authorities, without whose aid it
would be difficult to maintain the schools and
churches resulting from the labors of this wor
thy class of missionaries from the Umted
States. The Presbyterians are also doing much
work in establiing churches in Mexico. The
ople are thereby atl Ipoved mer
ally aswell aseb morally and spirituallmpTe
city of Matamoras is orderly, and its public
schools are open to all classes.
TRADE MARS -The House committee on the
judiciary yesterday took up the subject of trade
marks and Representative McCold, of Iowa, by
Invitation. gave his views on the proposed con
stitutional amendment affecting trade marks.
The matter was referred to a sub-committee,
with instructions to report at an early day.
CoUIssIONER HAWs Succsson.-Ex-mem
bers of Congress are most prominently men
tioned as successors to Mr. Hayt, as Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs. Two ex-members are
specially named-Trowbridge, of Michigan, and
hayenyof Ohio. The former Is suppore
by the entire Michigan delegation and others,
and the latter by several of the Ohio delegation.
It seems that the appointment of Mr. Trow
bridge has been practically determined upon.
IN FAVOR OP THE NIcARAGUA RoUT.-Gen.
W. B. Burrett, of New York, made an argument
to-day before the House select committee on
Inter-oceanic canal In favor of the Nicaragua
route above all others, on the ground that it
would be the most practical and economical te
construct. He argped that the United States
should take the Initiative in the work; that the
canal, when completed, should be a monument
of the wisdom, enterprise and generous coin
mercial rivalry of the nineteenth century. He
stte thatchenwas no h personally acquainted
te tha cuntry th wch the canal
would pass, butdrew his conclusions asahydro
engineer from the various reports
which he bad read upon the subject. Gen. Pile,
a gentleman familiar with the South Ameri
can countries, stated briefly, on invita
tion of the comtt his views with
respect to the commercial of such an
enterprise. He urged the Impo of having
the canal under the control of an American
Company and the protection of the United
States, believing if the control were allowed to
rest in the hands of foreigners a vast valuable
trade would be diverted to foreign countries,
greatly to the detriment of the commercial in
terests of the United States.
"BRIGHT EYES" ExAINED.-At a meeting of
Senator Kirkwood's special committee investi
gating the removal of the Cheyennes and Poncas,
to-day, Bright Eyes was examined with refer
ence to her knowledge of the causes leadin to
the removal of the Poncas, and their condition
In the Indian Territory. In these respecl
nothing new was developed. The attention of
Bright Eyes was called by Senator Morgan to a
alr puhears j to ege by heads ofnearl
President to remove them to a new rsvation
ithe Indian territory, B hI Ees exlaImed:
tha he neve sged an such per!Wy
shown the paper. He read It over, smiled In
credulously, made several gsue fdsut
accmpnid y epssv"ughs," and finally
said: " That's the white man's way. The write
one thing and tell us another." He then volun
tarlyexpaiedthe circumstances attending
the sinn ythe council of chiefs of a paper
suppsdb hmto be a refusal to leave their
reervation, the facts regarding which are
familiar. Trhe investigation will proceed to
THE HosuE CoxmcEn Coxmu took up the
subject of inter-state commerce this morning.
Representative Mcrane offered his bill as an
deon oered hi uas asubstitt for the
McLane bil which was adopted. The question
the Rernt te org1a (usa pro
offereiasRa sbstitute fur the Ran,and,
after being amended on motion ofRersn
avote f9 to. and orderdt be aoal re
potdto the House with the request thtan
erydybe set for its consideration. Upon mo
tion oRpretaveO'Neill the committee
ageed thea arguments byPhladelphia par
Februr mth, to which day the committee ad
The measure adopted as a substitute for the
Reagan till provides for a board of commeon
era, with paeaand duties similar to those
I rpeebythe McCold bill, and the "Charles
Aams plan." One of Mr. Blis' amend
ments extends rejurisdiction of the commis
brailroad from oesaeo etr no or
through one or more othier states or triois
or to or from any foegcountry,whte
or by severa railoasrunning In onnetio
with each other, and whether such commerce
e eandon, red lygwhll wthin one
on motion of Mr. require. the
to -Inquix. into"aat methodof r.al.d san
s pnow as p an stats the resulf,
Tuu INSAus Casm.-4he anmenmten
priYUeges and disdain go.da tok up the
Iwsbwhiskto have heentfled Ia the InguJns ease
andi after sme enemi dconec the nc
ise-svets up aa a ieimuslbg m
A few of the Senatorial families and others
who have been receiving visitors on Thursdays
were at home to callers yesterday.
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Horace Davis gave
the second of their pleasant series of receptions,
to each of which they invite only a limitrd
number of ladies and gentlemen. ,
Mrs. Sitgreavesgave a dinner to young people
The ladles of the Riggs House were, as Is their
custom on Thursday evening, at home last eve
ning to their friends. Dancing was kept up
merrily until after 11 O'clock.
The announcement that Miss Moore,the pretty
niece of General and Mrs. Van Vilet, has ar
rived, and will be with them for some time, will
give pleasure to all who met her during former
Mrs. Deering of Iowa, has returned from her
home In that siate, whither she was summoned
a few weeks ago to be with her sister, who died
soon after her arrival. She is now with her
husband, Representative Deering, at the Riggs
All who enjoyed the magnificent entertain
ment at the Mexican legation on Monday even
ing will regret to hear of the serious misfortune
which beffell their hospitable host and his
family the next morning. The last guests de
parted after 4 a.m., and the family, who must
haye been very weary. were aroused by a crasa
t lve o'clock. They found that the servants
had leit the water running In the supper rooms,
and that it had overilowed and soaked throuJh
the ceiling of the parlor below. Despite every
effol t the new furniture and Inlaid cabinets,
which arrived from Paris just beforethefete,
and the handsome carpets, were almost com
pletely ruined. Mr. de Zamacona and his family
after all their exertions in preparing for their
ball, and they had literally worked to make it
as perfect as It was, were compelled to spend all
of Tuesday endeavoring to save their parlor
furniture rod pictures from utter destruction.
The committee on ways and means, with Mr.
Fernando Wood their chairman, give a dinner
this evening at Wormley's to the two membars
of the committee, who are Senators-elect-Mr.
Randall Gibson, of Louisiana, and Gen. Gar
11eld, of Ohio.
THE CONTRIBRVTIoNs of members and em
ployis of the House of Representatives to the
N. Y. Herald Irish relief fund amounts to nearly
TnE CASE OF REPREsENTATIVE ACKLEN.-The
House committee on foreign affairs met this
morning to take action in the case of Represen
tative Acklen. The voluminous evidence taken
In the case was submitted to the committee and
a sub-committee, consisting of Representatives
Rice, Bicknell and Herndon, was appointed to
thoroughly examine and report upon It to the
lull committee on Tuesday next. A member of
the committee said to-day: "Don't ask me what
the report w ill be. The facts are bad enough."
FLTCRE GOVERNMENT OF INDIAN TERrrOay.
The sub-committee consisting of Senators Vest,
Butler and Logan, appointed by the Senate com
mittee on territories to consider the subject of
opening up the Indian territory for settlement,
reported to the full committee to-day a measure
for providing for organizing a territorial form of
government in that territory, with a recommen
dation for passage. The full committee dis
cussed the matter for some time, bqt adjourned
without reaching the point of action.
WASHINGTON FOR THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC
CONvENTIo.-A meeting of prominent citizens
was held last night In the directors room of the
National Metropolitan Bank to make arrange
ments to present the claims of Washington as
the most suitable city for the democratic na
tional convention. Statements were made of a
character highly encouraging to the success of
the movement In case the citizens of Washing
ton should come forward promptly to offer the
same or better inducements to the convention
to come here that have been tendered by other
cities. From the spirit with which the gentle
men present entered upon the project to put
the claims of Washington beyond any competi
tion from other quarters there seems to be an
excellent prospect for success, if our citizens
generally put an energetic shoulder to the
wheel. A committee was appointed to wait
upon the hotel keepers, who are the business
men more particularly interested in having the
convention held here, and Messrs. J. W. Thomp
son, Stilson Hutchins and George W. Adams
were des ated as a committee to confer with
the ofics of the Baltimore and Ohio and the
Pennsylvania railroad companies relative to
transportation at reduced rates. The meeting
adjourned to Saturday evening to hear the re
ports of the committees.
IMPORTING WuIE VoTERs IN INDIANA.-Sen
ator MacDonald said to a STAR reporter to-day,
speaking of the allegation raised by Senator
Windom before the exodus committee that the
democrats of Indiana were importing white
voters: "You can say that the Indiana demo
cIats have been importing white voters ever
since the state was admitted to the Union,
in 181. We have made Indiana the most
desirable state in the Union for them to locate
in. As for colored voters, the Indiana demo
crats have not encouraged them to come.
The thirteenth amendment to our con
stitution, adopted in 1850, prohibited the
bringing of negroes into the state, and we
would have maintained It only for the 13th and
14th amendments of the United States Consti
tution. The United States got a number or two
ahead of us. But I'll say this: after the next
election the republicans will think we've been
AT THE CABINET MEETING this afternoon there
was some discussion over the 3X per cent, re.
funding bill which the ways and means com
mittee have decided to report to the House.
There was no conclusion reached, as It
was only an Interchange of opinion on the ad
visability of the measure. The question
of the retention of certain letters addressed
to parties in Brooklyn, coming from Belgium,
and supposed to contain money frauduiently
obtained there, was also considered. It was
decided that the postmaster at Brooklyn had no
right to stop the letters, provided the party to
whom they were addressed called for them and
was properly identified. The parties interested
will have to take legal steps if they wish to
recover the money.
PERsoNAI.-Hon. John M. Francis, editor of
the Troy Times, is at Willard's, with his wife.
They leave this evening for Florida, where they
exetto remain for two or three months.
RepesetatveDe La Matyr lectured under the
aupcsof the Greenback-Labor Club of that
ciyin Baltimore last evening.--Mr. Dardon,
th Guatemalean minister, is In New York.
Bngh 'the mos a risortic little felow I
Congrm"whatever that may mean.--Mr.Bret
H , iti reported, is about to reinhis con
sulate and return to America. Te German
climate has not agedwith him and he has
been far from weL-,ames Gordon Bennett,
of the New York Herald, is now In Tuns.
The Senate has confirmed Mr. J. Q oad
formerly of this ciyas appraiser at NewYok
which may be raredas prettygodeinc
that the critiiss upn the apitetwere
is not well gr -dd-a wsennewsae
coresondnthere says Representative New
ber,f Detroit, is the richest man in Congress,
but he probably can't prove it.--Gen. Beaure
gd,who has been in Washingto for some
tm,left the city yestra.CLBeln,o
hotels inthe country, is in town for a stay of a
few days.--The venerable Thurlow Weed, of
New York, had his pockiet picked of Sis5in cash
and acheck for $250 n a street car in that city
a few nights ago.--Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnson
has become the owner of "Stony Batter," the
small estate In the Cumberland Valeywhereon
her uncle. James Buchann, was or.The
hiousein which that event took place--a little old
log building--was removed h&al acentury ago
and now stands In Meresugi xeln
preservation. eresugI ceen
THEn PARIMEnTm of the Dominion of Canada
representative at the Iam
TurE CANAL INTETIIATION.--The jon stng.
lng committee of the Maryland lisareon
the canal Il~gto have add~
to Hon. A. P. Gra,WiksO oc~
pera and L antna t erykI
Plnm t1 am thB Isaw above eneas
FRIDAY, February 13.
THE SENATE was not In seson to-day.
HOUSE.-On motion of Mr. Forney, the Sen
ate amendments to the military academy ap
propriation bill were non-concurred In.
Mr. Wells, from committee on appropriations.
rainreported back bill mAkinan apprtditon alap
nof $15,000 for the support of certain
ndian tribes during the present fiscal year as
follows: For the Pawnee Indiana, $15,000; for the
Shoshone Indians, $15 000; for the Arapahoes,
Cheyennes, Apaches, 'Kiowaa, Comanche and
Wichitas, who have been collected upon the
reservation set apart for their use, $80,000: for
Nez Perces of Joseph's band, $10,000; for adver
tising, etc., $15,000.
Mr. Wells spoke in support of the bill. stating
that if it were not passed there would exist a
great danger of the Indians going on the war
The bill was then passed.
Mr. Frye, from the committee on Inter-eceanic
canal, reported a resolution calling on the Sec
retary of the Navy for all information and cor
respondence touching the international canal
now in possession of his department, and not
heretofore published. Adopted.
Mr. Covert, chairman of the committee on ag
riculture, asked leave to report bill authorizing
the commissioner of agriculture to attend in
person, or by deputy, teInternational Wool
and Sheep Exhibition to be held in Philadelphia
in September next, but Mr. Beale objected.
The Speaker then proceeded to call commit
tees for reports of a private nature.
A large number of adverse reports were pre
sented by the committee on war claims and
laid upon the table.
Mr. Sparks, chairman of committee on mill
Itary affairs, reported bill donating condemned
cannon to aid in the erection of a monument to
the memory of Gen. Francis P. -Blair. Referred
to the committee of the whole.
Mr. Johnston, from same committee, reported
bill removing the disabilities of Sergeant P. P.
Powell and authorizing his appointment as an
oflicer of the U. S. army.
Mr.l4cCook supported the bill. The young
man had served in the confederate army when
he was between 16 and 18 years of age. Though
he (McCook) was considerable of a republican
he would say that any man who had risked his
life for four or five years in the service of the
United States should not be debarred of a right
The bill was Dassed.
Mr. Price offered resolution calling on the
the Secretary of War for information as to
whether any railroad company other than the
Chicago, Rock Island and Paciic railroad com
pany has made application for the right to use
the government bridge over the Mississippi
river at Rock Island, &c. Adopted.
The Speaker announced that the special or
der for to-day was the consideration of the bill
for the relief of General FItz,John Porter.
Mr. Bright raised the question of considera
tion against the bill, and the House refused
ayes 41, noes not counted-to consider the bill,
and then, at 2:10, went Into committee on the
Fire Commissionership question.
IT COMES BEFORE U. S. TREASURY OFFICIALS.
Judge Porter, First Comptroller of the Treas
ury, has before him for decision a question
which has been referred to him by Gen. Rey
nolds, 1st Auditor of the Treasury. Gen. Rey
nolds audits the accounts of the District Com
missioners. Last fall Assistant Secr+tary Bell,
of the Interior Department, forwarded to him a
copy of the apitment of Mr. Win. B. Reed as
a member of the board of fire comminnes for
the District of Columbia. Later, Secretary
Schurz sent a coy of the appointment to Secre
tary Sherman, who referred it to Gen. Reynolds.
That officer has written a letter to Judge Porter
stating that according to the act of Congress of
March, 1879, one member of the board of fire
commissioners should be appointed by the Sec
retary of the Interior, and as the Secretary
had appointed Mr. William B. Reed to
that tion, and as he had not been recog
nized the District Comuissioners the first
auditor held that the board of fire commisston
ers was illegally constituted. and that under
that position the acounts for money paid as
salaries to the present board would have to be
suspended from June 30th last. He asked the
opinion of Judge Porter on this subject. Jdg
Porter Is considering the case, and will pro
ably decide It to-morrow. It is not known what
his decision will be but it is understood, on
good authority, that he has made up his mind
to sustain the position of the auditor, that the
fire board is megally constituted, and there
fore that the salary of one of the three present
commissioners, whose place Mr. Reed would
have had If he had been recognized by the Dis
trict Commisstoners, cannot be allowed.
As the fire comlfoners have nothing what
ever to do with he payment of fire accounts,
the auditor's decision affects nothing except
the salary accounts of the members of that
board; and merely leaves payment of such sala
ailes among the suspended itemsin the accounts
of the District Commissioners for future explana
tion or adjudication, or to be charged.up to
The Boston Herald confirms the report that
Gen. Butler will support Grant for President.
It says: "We have private Information that
Gen. Butler will run next autumn as the Grant
Democratic candidate for governor."
Ex-U. S. Senator Roes, who, as a republican
voted against the Impeachment of Andrew
Johnson, has become the editor of a new dem
ocratic paper at Leavenworth, Ran.
The greenback-labor party has Issued a call
for congressional conventions, to elect delegates
to the national convention at Chicago, and
presidential electors to be voted for at the com
ing fall election.
A telegram from Washington to the New York
Pribue states that Mr. Baine will not accept
the second place on the presidential ticket un
der any circungtances.
Ex-Judge Harrison thinks that the Connecti
cut delegates will favor Mr. Blame.
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AccIDyrTA LLY SNoT HnnorL.-J. J. Powe, a
wealthy manufacturer of cotton seed oil, o t
Louis, having factories In Vicksburg and St.
Louis, who has been In Philadelphia some days
to consult physicians as to his health, acciden
talysho hmself thruhte her yesterda
In a few minutes. Rev. Father Edlaof
Washington, D. C., aAJ. H. Stak anpe
of deceasd were withh1m at the hoe,btdid
not see the sotn.Mr. Powers wotinto an
adjoining room toprocure a pistol, which he
had bought rcnl,and It Is supoe while
handling It accdntlyexploded. Mr. Powers
was one of the centnniali commissioners from
MAnRAND LuEGILaUREn.-In the Maryland
senate yesterday the bill repealng the state
bounty law was passed. Mr. B ianntroduced
a bill to amend the election laws of Baltimore
city bypoiigfor the electiono supevsr
their apitment by the governor. A number
of aponmnsin Kent and Montgomery coun
tiswere confirmed in executive sessin- The
temayor oBatimr ityfrom appointin e
faulters to off1ce. The committee on the con
tested election case from St. Mary's conyft
ported In favor of Graves (rep., thestig
member. A message was reevdfrom Gvr
nor Hamilton, containing suggestions on econ
omy and reforms.
TnE MINE MUDDLE IN Cousr.,ohmr Ben
n hmer of GoenrSihsstaff, was
arrignd efoe udge True at Austyea
script tabulations of the lelltvo returns
frmh 3, C. Moody on January 29, 1890. The
judge ordered the aefenant to recognize in the
sum of $500 for his aperneat the April term
W0A number of Baltimore cigar makrs are
on a strike.
BW"The LInmlanen between the Erie and
Neor York Centrai Batlways has been affected.
WThe|*-Khiv'"I "||tefisvs. oe
Wowiafg i hardly the welrd Urn h
Wgerasstoanm, CaL, where the bails am fr
qutar chunns of 1ee or tones coatel with
Telegrams to The Stare
ALL STREET TO-DAY.
Boom In the Stock Markets.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18.-The Post in its financial
article today says: The Stock Exchange mar
kets are all active and strong. Government
bonds are X higher for the 4 and 4% per cents.
Railroad of the strictly Investment character
are very strong, and few of this kind which are
well known sell as low as par; the,e are some,
however, when the mortgage Is small per mile,
which are not yet well known, that are selling
below par. In the list of speculative bonds the
Erie seconds and Iron Mountain incomes are
the special featres. The first-named has ad
vanced to 93%. There are only about $33,000 000
of other bonds on the Erie ahead of these. 'ih
Iron Mountain incomes are up as part of the
geeral speculation in the securities and shares
formed to ad ce all. This clique has the as
sistance of largely-increased earnings, and so
far as the bonds are concerned, of an under
standing that the back interest on the in
comes up to December 31st will soon be paid.
in the market for speculative shares, the reat
ures have been Ere,Iron Mountain, Wavash
and Pacifle, and the coal shores. It Is said that
the contract respecting oil freight rates to
which the Erie and the Jersey Central are hm
portant parties, with the Standard Oil Com
pany, has been or soon will be signed. The
understanding is that this will restore rates to
the moat protitable standard for the railroads.
We have been made to get trustworthy Informa
tion respecting the statements that are floating
about the streets on the subject. Of the new
stocks Peoria Decatur and Evansville has sold
at 22%, Obio Central, at 25, Ontario and Western,
at 26',a27 and Montauk Coal Gas Company, at
50a50%. Of the new bonds Peoria, D. & E.
firsts sold at 93, and Kansas Pacific consols at
New Legislation in Germany.
BERLIN, Feb. 13 -Prussia has presented In the
Bundesrath a bill prohibiting foreign vessels
from engaging in the coasting trade of Ger
many except where the right is acquired by
treaty or by special permission. The draft of
the bill for the prolongation of the anti-socialist
law shows that It Is proposed to extend its oper
ation to the 31st of March, 1886.
The Greek Frontier Question.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 13.-France has asked
England to bring forward the new proposal for
the settlement of the Greek frontier question
by a special commission. It is believed in dip
lomatic circles here, that after the commission
has concluded Its labors on the spot, the results
will be submitted to a conference of.the ambas
Fadors at Constantinople, who will then mediate
between Turkey and Greece for the purpose of
securing their acceptance of the proposed de
Monument to Louis Napoleon in
LONDON, Feb. 13.-The Daily 11rcs says: We
understand that Dean Stanley has Informed the
memorlalists who protested against the erec
tion of a monument to the late Prince Louis
Napoleon in Westminster Abbey that the pro
lect has been irrevocably determined upon,
though it is not likely to be carried out imme
The Dublin Mansion House Fund.
LONDON, Feb. 13.-At Thursday's meeting of
the committee of the Dublin Mansion House
fund for Irish relief It was announced that the
receipts since the last meeting had been ?203'
t he total of the subscriptions was ?57,584, and
the total of the grants to date ?27,000. The
sum of ?200 had been received from Hon. Rich
ard O. Gorman, of New York; C100 from the
county of Kent, Ontario, and ?200 from the
town of Perth, Ontario. Several letters were
read from different parts of the country, con
taining particulars of the Increasing distress.
The London Tinmes on the Irish De
bate in Parliament.
LONDON, Feb. 13.-The imes this morning in
an article on last night's debate in the House of
Commons concludes as follows:-"The objection
of the Irish members that a charge upon the
chtrch tu IWQl4really 9e iaRid of the poor,
I'atefi, and Would thus oiolata the express pro
vision of the act of 1869, is Inconsistent with the
claim made upon the imperial exchequer. The
measures of the government are Intended only
to take effect when the poor law system proves
wholly Inadequate, whether it Is at the cost of
the church fund or of the state."
The European Situation in a Nut
LONDON, Feb. 13.-The Times in a leading edi
torial article this morning, on the opening of
the .German 'Rechstag says: "As long as na
tions are unable to devise any improvement in
the maintenance of their mutual relations it is
Idle to complain of the continuous increase of
armaments, and unjust to regard the measures
adopted with this object as necessarily inconsis
tent with peaceful intentions."
The Amnesty Question in France.
LONDON, Feb. 13.-The Paris correspondent of
the Times, commenting on the speech of Pre
mier De >reycinet, in the chamber of deputies
on the subject of amnesty yesterday, says
"Nothing could be more propitious than ti
reassurig speech reprenting France governed
and protected and depriving her enemies of the
right to say that she is handed over to rioters
and anarchists. It may not indeed make prose
lytes among the decided adversaries of the re
public, but it enables those who desire a steady
and respectable republic to rally around it."
Irish Belief Fund.
QUEBac, Feb. 13.-The amount collected here
to date in aid of the Irish sufferers Is over $6,000.
A number of ten dollar counterfeit bills on the
Dominion bank are in circulation here.
MoN Feb. 13.-Hon. J. S. C. Abbott was
yesterday elected In Argenteull county to fill
the vacancy in the Domintan parliament caused
by the unseating of Dr. Christie.
Welcoming Bishop Fabre.
MONTREAL, Feb. 13.-The ceremony which was
to have taken place on the arrival on Wednes
day from Rome of Bishop Fabre, but which was
omitted through mistake, came off yesterday
afternoon, and was participatedin by the mayor,
several judges, the aldermen and city officials
and all the clergy and religious societies of the
diocese. The procession, which Included bands
of music, was formed, and the Bishop was es
corted from the Episcopal palace to the parish
church of Notre Dame, which was thronged
from top to bottom, where an address of wel
come was read by Mayor Rinaro, to which his
lordshp feelingly rpiIn alon an abl
choi, the vast assmlaedispersed. An ad
dress on behalf of the clrywas subsequently
~nted in the seminary by Rev. Superior
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BANeon, ME., Feb. 13.-The alumni of Bow-,
doin College held their bth annual meeting last
evening, Chief Justice Appleton prei.
ttendance was large. An oration was1eeIIve.
ed, a poem read and the usual toasts were given
and responded to.
At a meeting here last evening a committee
was appointed to collect funds for the relief of
the Irlsh poor.
A Broken Br ker.
NEW YOR. Feb. 13 -N. S. Prentice announced
his suspension to the Stock Exchange this
morning. He was a bear on Erie, Kansas and
Texas, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
and New Jersey Central, and the recent advance
in these stocks compelled him to suspend.
A Drunken Pedestrian Killed.
ELIZABru. N. J.. Feb. 1s.-ames Cavanah,
aged 24 years, a local pedestrian, was killed
morning by a Pennsylvania railroad train at
this place. He was intoxicated.
PETEEsBURo, A., Feb. 13.-The Virginia State
(range of Patrons of Husbandry, which has
been In session here for some days past, ad
journed at midnight last night, to meet in an
nual session at Farmville, Va., In February
next. During the session considerable business
looking to the welfare of the order was consid
ered, and officers for the ensuing two years
were elected. D. Jas. M. Blanton was re.elected
Yale Alumni Meetingn Bestem.
BosroN, MAss., Feb. 13.-The New Esgland
alumni of Yale College met here yesterday.
Judge John F. Putnam, of the class of last, was
elected president. A number of interesting
speeches were made, and it was voted to have
more frequent reunions hereafter.
Miss Neilson Invited to Teremsa.
TORON To, ORT., Feb. 13.-An address, sge
by many leading citizens, will be presented to
day to Miss Nellson, Blkng her to revisit To
ronto before leaving for Europe.
Perplexities of a District Commle
MAJ. MORGAN ON THE PREssURE OP OPFIcE-sEE.
ERs AND OTHER woRRIEm AND ANNOYANCES OP
In conversation with District Commission Mor
gan this morning, upon the duties and labors of
his office, he stated to a STAR reporter that It
was a hard place to fll. Said he: "There are so
many unreasonable pple constantly pre_
me for office that it is enough to set me crazy.
"But do you let this disturb you?" asked the
'"I can't help it," said the Commissioner,
"they have so many troubles and grievances to
impart, and seem to want help so much; they
follow me to the Capitol, to my home, and stop
me on the streets to tell their troubles. I wish
I could give them all what they ask for, but that
can't be done. Men wipm one would suppose
reasonable demand things Impossible to grant;
they even ask that others In office be turned out
to make room for them, and are not backward
In naming their men and places. To turn out
competent and faithful men simply to give out
siders employment will not do for any one. The
cry is still they come, and all sorts of claims.
and suggestions have to be listened to daily.
One put in the plea that he has a wife and
twelve children to support; another that he never
held a District ot1ice, and his neighbor has been
favored for years with no better claims than
his; another that his wife is an invalid and he
has ruinous doctors' bills to pay. Each is sure
that his is an exceptional case of merit. Parties
go away every day offended because they don't
get what they ask for, and which It is impossi
ble to grant to them. This makes sensitive per
sons like myself feel badly, because I am dis
posed to do everything in my power, and do
every day all I can. I declare to you that I
have very little peace of mind, thinking of the
distress that prevail from lack of employment.
Last night my wile caught me at midnight
making a speech in my sleep to the District
committee of the House on the subject of special
arsessments, a matter full of interminable difm
cultIes and perplexities. The only thing we can
do is to do the best we can and let the conse
quences be what they may."
District Goveremtent Afairs.
Major Hanneman has asked the District Com
missioners to make a requisition on the chief of
ordnance for 140 saluting cartridges and 300
friction primersfor the salute in honor of Wash
ington's birthday, which will be fired on the
23d, the 22d being Sunday.
approved by the committee on licenses:-Danlel
Turner, Roper & Houghton and Christopher
Boyle. In the case of J. J. White, 815 L street,
which has been for some time In abeyance, the
committee say that from representations made
in protests filed by citizens of high character,
they recommend that under no circumstances
should a license be granted.
GASLIGHT IN GEOROEToWN.
Mr. Seymour, president of the Georgetown
Ga ht Company, and Mr. Brown. one of the
d rs, in the presence of Lient. F.V. Greene,
assistant engineer, and Mr. W. H. Bailey, in
spector of gas for the District, held a confer
ence with the District Commisesoners yesterday
at the request of the latter, relative to a c
of contract between that company and the
trict authorities for the lighting of the streeta
of Georgetown, the mi elaiming
that there be a reduction of price, to conoram
with the rates of the Washington Gas company.
These gentlemen ask to be put on the same
footing with the W n Gas company as
to terms, embracing the hting of the street
lamps by time schedule; prce to be given for
each street lamp per annum, the company to do
the lighting, &c. The Commissioners expreseA
their willingness to accede to the propositions
made, and a contract will be made accordingly.
INSPECTION OP THE RIVER PRONT.
The sub-committees of the House and Senate
District committees with the District Commis
sioners will make an Inspection of the river"
front and Jlats, to-morrow afternoon, with a.
vle to intelligent action on the bill now pend
ing iR Congress for the Improvement of the river
and harbor of Washington The party will
leave the dptof teB. k P. R. Rt. at 1:so.
o'clock In a seilcar, and view the riVer flats
THE PROPosED ExTENsION OP THE cIT BAr.r
Chief Justice Cartter, of the District Supreme
Cout,called to see the District Commiensiner
todyIn relation to the extension of the City
Hall, Inorder to afford more court facilities fer
this District. He desired that any plans which
have been or may be made shaln ore ac
commodations for a Police Court, as te confu
sion and turmoil attendant upon such court~
would not be desirable, besides tht court is al
read well provided with room. He also advo
in fron t Cty Hall, Inordrt exclde th
noise from vehicles, kc., which disturbs the
quet necessary for the courts. Commissioner
Twinng aidtheCommissioners had very little
to do in this matter, the property to be improv
ed, as asked for by the memorial to Congres
belonging to the United States gvernmep'
and It was probable any plans to bemade si
be done by the architects In the aervice of the
United States. Should this duty be assigned to
the Commissioners of the District, they would
be glad to give the suggestions due considera
INcENDIAr1Si.-Thomas Unsworth reports
that about 5 o'clock last night, some unkrnona
person attempted to set fire to a one-story
Irame house on 8th street near T, by placing'
cotton saturated with coal oil In the walls. The
fire was extinguished with but all1 loss.
TE MEMBERs oP THEx CARRorL INsarrruT
N 9au musical 'literr
programme of un ~1exeellence. The gentle
men who took patin the exercises acuitted
themselves ms rdtbyoth Mr.ala
Jefferson, Mr. Win. Lackey, Mr. B T upy
Mr. Frank May, and Mr. Frank Loughran.M.
Matt. B. Johnson executed somne rapid sketches
in crayon remarkably well. The musical ar
tnnofteoram was fully up to theusa
MaARRAGE LxcENwE have been Issued to Ar
thur Blackburn and Mary Gordon;, John Wash
ington, of Washington, D. C., and Ella Hri,
of Alexandria, Va.
PROP. FEEDERICK PUCK, ascientist of acknow!
egdmerit ana formerly connected with the
Agiclurldepartment as de
some of his renal frennan,
Prof. Peck was T3 years and ' idaUceth -
of his wife from cancer, wihourred see?
years since, he has been in iad heanita arnd
havn no one to look after his eram- -
forts hehas been an inmate othea I~
Among his effects were found many
neta -Hecame to tis coutr axfte
collaps of Inuia Napnienn's govenmnt
begins a course of four lectrea "AiamMM
Place In Hitryr," is on of the meet
abroad. Both thee and maa
eontributinns to periodicals have re4g
he isa man of wide and vaie
at real poer. About S yS be~ h 7
014 South shoreb at got t ms
are to he gU'se li