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rCBLISHI II DAILY, Except Hniidaj, AT Tlir. htar nvii-oimm, I P?nnsji-?kni* Afeit?. Ccraerllth \j I The Evenicfr Star Newspaper Company, ' r USLO H . ATtAMH, Pr*9't. \ Ttt? pfwnsn stab 1* ?>rv?d to imbscr.hwr* its lh? city by carrier*. on their own aoconat. at 1" u -?nt* i*r wee>. or 44 ca:.ta p*'" month. o '? '-* at J u?p r*. inter, l cent-. i^vh By mail? postaw p*"e w pali?84) rents ?mo th ~ne ye?r.|?;; <rix taonth*. IFntered at the po*t office wtfh'nffton. d. o., ai< seccn-1 ciassreali matW ) l Th* Wmu *7Afc~pijb:'.st>*>d to Friday?43 a fear. i- ?ii%+ ? i r. , ..." Six a. -luj, PilR(t|M r tor f 16. x) oop.f* for ?]fi. vail ma 1 tob^r-. r!o!i? a-.*' be p*.a in ad ! vanoe: no v?t*r m-nt longer t^an la ?aid for ' Rates of ad.ert^simr mad* known on application. 1 SPECIAL NOTICES. m- jgi- ?NADADV 1"w INViyrTbr.f i'ot v il Will ho:rt a p lb).: temperance meeting in pro rent Ha.l. h^o-l'stown. February 1*. at 7 10 p.m. febi6-:h* egr* oV.fjk(?k iTatimeu, m d-. Office aid Betidcr.ce 1604 7th street n^r-hwe?t. feb'fi tit * ' woman's f fkht i\y tkmi'kk \n r l i m'?n ?<?- ?! . meetimr THtSfWedne? UylEVlMJlH, at 7 :lo. at Oil eon Hail, corcersj^ ft andl'enna are northwest. Oorne It r~p.nichlayf*s attf.n l"t< >s !?"fhere w will be a meetlstr at l:?rvmari's Hall, comer i ! ^tb and e st-. northwest, at 7 o'cl ock p.m., f kji'av. l?tb li>t. Come one, come all. By order of the Committee. feM6 3t fvj- attention. ikk-fymen'-a meenm/ s rf the new jersey republican *s k?ktiation wi" fx-he^ at 510 11th st- northwest. thursday sight, 17?h in*t., at 7 p.m. 1b i crfant. jaoob \v. starr, f? bir. 2t President. RiiilKE wi!!li. the iron Id hot! kr?ry friend of the city front improvement In 8< ntb. Krrth. Esst and west Washinirton, is re ur?f rt^nl'y inmtfxlt' :uterd a Ma?? meeting t.> be lie i in St. dotuinic'h llall. on lH('Udi*ay e'venlfc<-, February 17. att1^ i> It rTv Mil N.? MKN~CKNTUAL ?. \UFIRLU \ni> akthi'k cll'b.?membarts ar re ,ue*tcd to attend tbe meetinif WEPNESD\Y EVEslm., ?bn;ary it", at 7 jo p.m. headquarter a .No 6. w k street north wwt. lr alf-eut n. dew FY, Secy. Ctfe- k e ? <? v e d, -w 1)1s. pallkf. younrt. 'Xo no 1317>utnht uortnwesT, l?etwefn s and 0. abont half a srjnart- above the old ofhee. fe^<. 2l* pikcial notice?i notify all ous- : lr"? tosikus ow.ti* me open aooountf on my books who did not call and settle their aooonnta acoordln^r to the notice published in the papers, :f they want to save excuse they had letter ca'l ; and make settlement at on<-e. My collector will call and se<- them and if they do not serie with him ! by cash or not*#, l shall proceed to a settlement j by law without further notice. wash. b williams. febS-2w Ai i 7th street nortbwest. > xhk anntal mket1nq of_ths r? Strckholders of tne Ariin^ton Fire Insurki.ee Oompany for the Dlstnct of Columbia, for tbe elwtii'ii of nine Directors ti serve the ensuia^>tar. w.ll l>e he!^ at fie office of the Coiupaiiy, 1s05 Penssylvanta ave. northwest, thubsday, f.b niarv m, 1>-1. p lis t?i ea at 1 an<* clone at 3 i m. ja>i-td frank t. kawlinos, Hecr-tary ^^eot soda! hot 80da!t | Prepared with delicious and nntrltloni errips. ' Affords the most pieai!^nt and wholeeome drnk for 1 the winUr season Cold Soda and all Mineral Water* for sale all the year. MLLIU'kn'h PHARMACY AND mineral water depot, deo8 1439 Pennsylvania Avkni i. r9> special notice?a Tresh supply of ! yyr pcre norwegian cod liver oil at drxws dra/ Store, corner ?th st. and JPennsylvanla ave.. at 60c. ner fn.l pint bottle. deell _Sr()UTINfT GOODS." " jju# lkwim w INDIA X CLUBS t / "They expand the Chests of Men, Women and Children?cLrvtlo-p and j tfrmxiwrntlu ntrerkathirr^ ttw j Lunc?? harden all the m'isc'ee and overcome the debilitating effects of Sedentary Habits. l*r'xh air j and a<iUn ext-rcuw icith tivtian Club* will cure by*- i y? pita, LXirUity ami nearly "all the III/* that Fle-xh if hetr ?o."* Beautifully shapedpolished and balanced perfectly on Eehoe's model of Rock Maple Price (with illustrated Book of Instruction) any Blze or weixht from 1 to 10 iba., only $3 per pair. ' Bold oaly at o'kbaba's Sporting Baxnr, Cor. loth nod k ata., opp. Treasury, Delivered free everywhere, send orders by postal Card or telephone. dec27 U AVWA1U) *. Ul TCIILISOa, 3t? Ninth at. northvreat, gives special attention to modernizing defective plumbinu in city residences, and, having a large force of competent workmen. attend promptly ai l jobbing orders. Jar 13 J (1hni1nk f?\k\to<;\ e\chi,s|ok t watkr, brought from ssratoira precisely as it is orawn fron; the sprinK Bold ou dra i*ht atZ v ei^at's, t27 Pa ave ; g. o. c- Hi-urns', cor. n. v. ave and 14th st ; Chas f. Mocre's, 170i Pa ave. . hu?-? House Saloon, Ac., &c., &o. )ar.27-lc. lp.2m* 1V.M. STONE ABEKT, '* attobney-at-law, 'an" Sn: !io. !()<> oth it. n.w. Autos fibchku's dry cleaning establishment and dye works. No. ^uc t* st. northwest, near the p. s. Patent Office. ladies' and gentlemen's oarmknts of all kinds CLEANWD and dyed; also. CBEI E vkii.s. lacks, tiLOTES, Etc. specialty m c.eanin* fine evening dbehses. Tllirty yeara experience. Terms moderate. uovl toi.i' rock. and rye. told rock and byk. tolu bock and rye. told bock and by1. i Trade-Mark Secured. 1 th* great appetizer. and burk core for coughs, golds, bbonchitis. asthma - / l'ONBCMi hon. and all diseases of the throat and longs. tolo. The moat acceptable preparation tolu. tolo. tolo. known for Bronchial, Pectoral and : tolu. tolu. tolu. Pu:monary Affections an exceltolu. tolu. tolo. lent appetizer and tonic, for tolo. tolu. tolo. ftncr&l and family use. The immense TOLO. tolo. tolo. and increasing aid and testimonial! l^jlo POLO. tolu. received dally are the best evidences tolu. of lta virtues and popularity. tolu. tolu. tolu. put up in quart-size bottles \ tolu. tolu. tolo. givi5q more fob th? tolo. tolo. tolo. money than any tolu. tolu. tolo. article in th* maukkt. tolo. tolu. told. price 41 per bjttl*. tolo. tolo. tolo. caution. tolu. don't be beceivia) by anprm tolu. eipled dealers, who try to palm off tolu. common Rock and Bye in place of oai tolu. tolu rock and bye, which la the tolu. only medicated article made, the tolu. GENUlNEhavtn# a prop&i*taby tolu. government stamp on xaob tolo. bottle tolo. lawrence ft martin. tolo. proprietors, tolo. chicago, illinois. tolu. tolu. bold by druggists, gr0c*b8 tolu. and dealers everywhere. TOLU. J. C. ERliOOD Sc CO., WHOLIMIJ AOENTH 11* Washington, D. O. ! A. VOUELER & CO., noTlO-eoiam Baxttvobb. * oo partnership. - The undei- ' aj ai^bm do hereby certify that they have formed jl?s~?y??sg<j*p f?r aale of Ice. ui.der the name jt,1 ?* and Georgetown Ice Co. No bills or ICCOTWts wlL be ptld uulc^g liD*'>n % written 1 order kerned Jobn Leetch, t^a^ r ^ offl^ so Water sti^et, Omrnttovn 1)C n>nv i-letch, f f. barkfr. m^klnslow f.^ j John's house, ~ l a d t * 8 ' saloon. . l40^ 7ih st. northwest. ftfc7 3rn c. h alexander ft bicib, fiop'r?. 0 ST*r<??Ka ?"> U ? MBONnMHMr linKHnttnwNlsriKKMHUaMWHMaMaHMCmWKMtMHaMMMnMMMHMBHMMMBMMBMMaMHMa f be ftiming JStot VOL. 57?N?. 8,693. "WASHINGTON. D. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1(5, 1881. TWO CENTS. __THE EVENING STAR. Washington News and Gossip, iovkknmkvr kbckiptsTo rat.?Internal revenue, $434,411.24; customs, $1,003, 150.70, .At ti!k White IIoisK.? Senators Carpenter and Farley arid Representatives Converge, Downing'. conger. Klou and Hyan called cn the President to-day. Tub President approved to-day the bill retiring Captain i-oinervllle Nicholson to the actlM' :i-t or ttie navy, to take rank next after c. II. Weils, but without arrearage of pay. Light Hoi sk Dustroted.?The light-hone beard gives notice that the light house on sn.irp's Island. Choptank river, MCL, has b>en carried away by the lee. > ppointed Pavm 4^tkr.?Tlie President to-rlay nominated Daniel N. Bash, of Chicago, to be a paymaster in the navy with the rank or major. This Is a civil appointment and will till the vacancy caused by the dismissal of Paymaster Nelson. A Protosid Fin cation Fcnd.?Senator Ilcrefcrd will to-morrow Introduce a bill to provide that all the money due from the Pacific railroad?, under acts of Congress for thplr construction, to the United States sball oedlstnbuted as fast as paid m to the vario is scat >?, territories and the District of Columbia in proportion to the population of each, and be applied by each to rhe purposes of geueral education without regard to race or color. Back from Mentor in Gcod Spirits.?Senator Logan has returned from Mentor. II-' Is reticent as to what he learned there, but seems to be in rather exuberant spirits. Senator conkling's Visit to Mentor.?There 1s considerable gossip about, the ? apltol touehlrcthe visit of Senator Conkllngto Mentor. If 13 said he left New York yesterday morning to visit Gen. (iart eld, and that he did not go until he was invlred. The visit revives the ory that, after all. New York is to have toe Treasury portfolio -cause the filend3 <>r the >ctator declare that this is the cabinet officer he desires to name or to name no one at all. The gossip now is tbat Levi P. Morton will go to the Treasury and Senator Allison to the I iterlor department, with a Pennsylvania man as Postmaster Genera!. The Two Vacancies in the retired li3t of the army will not be filled by President Haves. They will be left for Gen. Garfield to try his hand on. Owing tc the Early Hour at which the House convened this morning none of the committees met with the exception of the appropriations committee, who are engaged upon rhe sundry civil bill, and will probaoly report it to the House this afternoon. tne Committee of nine members of the House appointed by the Speaker to attend the funeral of Hon. Fernando Wood will leave here this evening, en route for Pittsburg, Pa., wnere thty will meet the remains and accompany them to tills city, Consolidated.?Mr. N. \v. Fitzgerald has purchased the Washington Worm and consolidated it with his paper, Thr Citizen Soldier. The Hocse has been dragging along slowly all of the day on the river and harbor appropriation bilL The enemies or the bill are making all kinds of amendments and demandin g teaious roll call vores upon them. The principal opponents of the bill are Messrs. cox, of New "iork, and I'pdegraff. of Iowa. The outlock Is not t;.\orabie~ior tne passage or the bill to-day. Secretary Goff went to the navy yard this afternoon and made an official visit of inspection. Ee will visit the training ship Ports mouth, in which there will be spar and sail drill. The Secretary's saiute of iy guns was tired in honor of his visit. The Alliance arrived at New Orlean3 on the 10ih, having left Key West on the 5th. During the passage she encountered a heavy gale an I was forced to lay to one day under close reefs, fore storm staysail and storm mlzzen. While not unusually severe. Commander Yates re ports that the gale was the heaviest he has encountered during his two years' command o: the Alliance. The vessel behaved admirably She did not ship a sea, though the crests of a few waves came over the rail and the poopNo injury was sustained. The health of the ship is excellent. Mr. Wood's Death will not Affect Tariff Legislation. -The report which has been published. that the dearh af Mr. Fernando Wood and the loss of his vote in committee encourages the tariff reformers on the ways and means committee to make an effort to get favorable action upon at least one of the "tariff-for-revenue" bill, is without foundation. The truth is that M.s. Wood's lad health prevented him from attending committee meetings often during the session and it was but seldom that his vote was recorded. A member of the coajttlitee. himself a revenue reformer, told a srvn p-porter to-day that he and those who agree with him are still in a hopeless minority, and no attempt to report tariff legislation will be made. The appropriation bills.?The following Is a correct statement of the present condition of the appropriate bills: The only bill which has become a law Is the Military Academy. The fortification bill has been pendiny before the Senate commiitee on appropriations for a long while. The committee win take it up today. and hope to finish its consideration, when It will be promptly reported. The consular and diplomatic and the navai bills have been in conference ror some time. An agreement was reached on both yesterday. Tne Indian bill has also been in conference, and all the disputed po nts t>eiween the two houses have been reconcile with the exception of the Senate amendment appropriating JlM.otMj for the expenses of the peace commission. It is not thought it will take much longer to dispose or this, although It is possible that another conference may have to be ordered. The pensions and the Post Office bills are before the House with the Senate amendments. The army bill Is still in conference. The river and harbor bill is under consideration ia the House. The agricultural department bill Is on the nous* calendar. The sundry civil and the deficiency yet been reported to the House. Tii ^strict Columbia bill is on the Senate calendar with the amendments reported bv 1^1 ^^We committee on appropriations, and I v w e 1)111 D0W under consideration by the senate committee. The Needed hali. of Records.?'The Senate on the Mh instant took up, on motion or Mr. \ est. and passed innate bill No. ls?9 provldlatr ror erection of a Hall or Records. In the annu il report of the quartermaster general are niaai Qf this building, which is a pum store-nous^o be entirely tire prooi and to be used as a deoo-i ltory for the vast quantities or public records which accumulate in the public departments and fill up rooms which ought to be available for transaction of business, bat whlcn are now mere ware rooms. Rooms In such buildings as the Treasury and new state. War and Navy departments are too costly to be used for ware rooms. It is designed to keep in this building Eapeis and records which have been acted on. ut v.hlch cannot be destroyed?which are seldom referred to or handled, but which contain evidence or payments made by the United i Mates ror and against claims amounting to many millions, which have been examined, acted on and either settled or rejected. Such also as past census records. Were these destroyed, as they are liable to be by fire, in such buildings outside the War, Navy and Treasury departments as are now occupied by branches of the adjutant general's office and by the quartermaster general's office, they could not be uted to give jus loe to deserving claimants and to disprove the assertions of fraudulent claimants. The building is of brick, one story high, covering 70,000 reet of rioor and containing 1,750,000 cubic reet of storage. It surrounds an open court yard, which may herearter be roofed,thus doubling Its storage capacity and 19 absolutely sare. The contents of a single room may be set on fire, but with the ample provision made for water supply in the building, the fire must be extinguished immediately on discovery, and could not extend to the next room and could not materially damage the building ltseir. Its erection has been repeatedly recommended to Congress by the President of the I nlted States ana by the Secretary of War. Washington's Birthday.?Next Taesday being the -^d of February, and a legal holiday In the District of Golumbta, all the departments and government od:es will be ctoaea. FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Wednesday. February 16. SENATE.?The vice President submitted a communication from the Commissioners of the District, lii* response to the Senate resolution calling for Information in regard to damage done to the I.ong Bridge by the recent flood, and the remedy for like inundations hereafter. Head and referred to the committee on District of Columbia. [It la printed in full in another column.] Mr. Pendleton, from the select committee on the civil service, reported a bill to regulate and improve the civil service of the United States. Placed on calendar. TJIB MONROB DOCTRINB. Mr. Eaton, from ihe committee on foreign relations, reported the following:?Retoivea u>j t he Ornate and Ho axe of Rtpresenlatiiv*, That the interests of the people of the Unlt#?d States of America and the welfare and security of their government are so involved In the subject oi the construction ol ship canals aad omer ways for the transportation of sea-going vessels across the Isthmus, connecting North and South America, that, the government ot tUe ( nired States, with the frankness which is due to another people and governments, hereby asserts that it will insist that its consent is a necessary condition precedent to the execution of any such project: and also as to the rules and regulations under which other nations shall participate In the use of such canal.? or other wajs, either In peaceor in war. Tabled temporarily and ordered printed, at the suggestion of Mr. Jfiaton. Mr. Wlndom said he would ask to submit some remarks on the subject at some convenient time In the present session. A substitute offered by Mr. Davis (W. Va.) for Mr. Ingall's resolution for a special committee to sit during the recess and report at t>ie next st sslon upon defects In the pension laws, and what measures are necessary to prevent frauds and iacJlltate the adjudication of pension claims was discussed. Mr. Blair urged the necessity for immediate legislation on the subject, and opposed tae passage or the resolution as equivalent to a decision that no action would by had at tula session. Mr. Logan did not think the inadequacy of existing pension laws nad been sfiown. Their efficient execution would, he thought, prevent dtlays. I lie explra'lon of the morning hour prevented action cn the subject. Mr. Allison reported from the appropriation committee, with amendments, thefortliinations appropriation bin. calendar. Mr. Harris's Dill authorizing the appointment or :UH> additional District policemen was passed as amended, extending the period of service from 15 to 20 days. Mr. Telitrs's resolution for night sessions, beginning Thursday, to consider cases on the calendar, unless otherwise ordered, and limiting debate thereon, was passed. Mr. McPherson reported from the naval committee favorably the bill to regulate the promotion of midshipmen and cadets engineers, and establish the graue of sub-assistant engineer in the navy. Also, from same committee, favorably, the joint resolution authorizing commodore Shufeldt to accept a sword, etc. Mr. Karon, by direction of the committee on foreign relations, reported an amendment to ba proposed to the sundry civil bill appropriating $25,G0n to pay the expenses or our embassy tu the government of Mexico, consisting of not more than two ambassadors, to act In conjunction with the minister plenipotentiary ot the United states. Referred to appropriation ccmmitue. Alter briefly considering the calendar, the Senate at 1:30 o'clock took up the tuaaing bill, j and Mr. Morrlli advocated the measure as re- i polled. HOUSE.?'The House met at lu o'clock, In continuance of Tuesday's session. On motion of Mr. Carlisle, Senate bill was passed for the remitting or duties on an obiect of art awarded by the Berlin lmei national fishery commission to Prof. S. F. Balrd. The post office appropriation bill, with S -n ate amendments, was referred to the committee on appropriations, and then, at 10.15, tuf*lIoise went into committee of the whole (Mr. Carlisle In the chair) on the river and harbor appropriation bllL The pending amendment increasing the ao protrlatlon for the improvement or the h -.rbor at calumet, 111., was rejected, Mr. Van Vooialwlttdrawlng, at Mr. Keagan's request, tue point ol order that no quorum had voted. Mr.lpdegraff Ja) offered an amendment strlk ltg out the clause appropriating fris.ooo ror tue Improvement of the Monongaheia rlver.ln I'etnsyl\anla and West Virginia. This was a bail case, he said, of " splatter dock" navigation. It was not suggested mat the stream was navigable or ever could be made navigable tor anyinlr.g under heaven except rafts and flat boats even after money to the amount of fuu.ww had been expended upon it. If the United States was to go Into the business or making every stream navigable for rafts, there was not money enough represented by the national debt, multiplied by 25, to accomplish that purpose. Mr. Kenna asserted that the Monongaheia was navigable in Pennsylvania and in some paits of West Virginia. Messrs. Townshend, McMlllln and Valentine opposed the theory of appropriating money for tne improvement ot any river upon the commerce of which any private corporation was permitted to place an embargo. The amtndment was rejected?37 to 105. Mr. Fort offered amendment providing that the government shall regulate the rate of tolls to be charged by the, Monongaheia Navigation company over the Mongonahela river. Mr. Lounsbery opposed the amendment- The clause in the bill was bad enough, since It provided that the I'nlted States should improve a river for the bent fit ol a private corporation; but it should not be attacked by such a vlcioas and dangerous proposition as was contained la the amendment. The amendment was rejected. Mr. cox offered amendment providing that ! no part of the money appropriated for the lm provement of the Monongaheia river shall be expended until the Secretary of War shall be satislled that no part of the river, so unproved, la subject to the exaction of tolls by any private corporation for its use. He called attention to the lact that every amendment offered was voted down. He had endeavored to do his duty heie on this btlL other measures might be lost because he had been too impulsive or forward In opposing it. Ills friend from \Ye3t Virginia (Mr. Kenna) did not understand why he opposed every appropriation, whether it was for his own state or not. He could not vote for them, even for his own city or state, beeiusehe knew that they tended to the corrupt :on ot tne government. His friend from Westvirgi ma came here because he had been faithful to his consutuents. How faithful? He (Cox) would show. He sent to the clerk's desk ana had read an ed torlal article In the Chicago Tribune of June so. isso, in which Mr. Kenna is described as a representative who is returned to congress in consequence ot his gift as a grabber on the river and harbor appropriation bliL Mr. Cox here interrupted the reading with the remark that he did not know that the word "grabber'' was used, and that he withdrew that word. The article went on to quote from the Karawna (W. Va ) Gazettes, to the effect that tne Hd congressional district of that state received from tbe public treasury more than the amount ot taxes which had gone into the Treasury rrom the whole state in live years; and that, through the exertions of Mr. Kenna, a golden stream had poured into the 3d district, reireehlDg the hearts of the worklngmen, their wives and children. Mr. Kenna inquired it the gentleman did not wish that somebody would write that way about hlai. in so far as the article read implied that he had done faithful duty to his constituents and to every interest of the country it was no more than Just. ' Mr. Cox said that ne never yielded to the shrieks ot locality. Let the House call a halt and proceed to the apportionment bill. The amendment was rejected?56 to U3. Mr. Van \ oorhis moved to strike out the Item ot *2,5oo tor the Shenandoah river. Mr. Updegraff read from tne engineer's report on the Shenandoah, describing it as a mountainous stream, having a depth over the ledges and shoals varying from four to six inches, and speaking ot the boats that navigate it as "gondolas." The amendment was rejected. On motion of Mr. New an amendment was adopted providing that $50,000 of the money appropriated for improving the Ohio river may be expended In Indiana chute. Mr. Beiford offered an amendment appropriating 1130,000 for the sinking of three artesian wells?one in Colorado, one in Utah and one in Wyoming. In the course ot his remarks he allluded to tbe fact that not a dollar appropriated in the bill was given to Colorado, and declared that the western representatives would make a heroic struggle next Congress so to organize the House that the Interests of the western section of the country would be, In some measure at least, protected. The amendment was ruled out on a point of order. rtic District in Cong-re??* TIIB INAUGURATION POUCK. The Senate to-day passed Senator U arris' bill, introduced yesterday, authorizing the District Commissioners to appoint, upon the recommendation of the superintendent of the Metropolitan police of the District, 390 additional privates on the Metropolitan police force, tor the period of twenty days from tne -2oth of February, 1S.s1, wno shall be paid $ i for eaih diy's service rendered by them In that capacity; and a sum sufficient for their payment anl equipment Is hereby appropriated out of any rnouey In the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. PROTECTION OF FISH ANB GAME. Senator narrls to-day olTered an amendment to the District appropriation bill to approoriat? $3,000 for the purchase and fitting up of a steim launch to be used In facilitating the enforcement of the laws for the protection of ilsh and game, and for other river duty. THE KRKE P.RIDGE Blt.L. The committee of conference of the rwo houses on the free bridge bill have reached an agreement. In subst ance it Is that a bridge shall be erected at a cost of $140,ooo on the piers of the present Aqueduct bridge: that tor the purpose of establishing a free bridge, and In lieu of erecting the bridge provided for in the Preceding section, the Secretary of War may In is discretion purchase the Aqueduct bridge now crossing the Potomac river at Georgetown; provided said bridge, with all the appurtenances, rights and franchises, Including piers and real estate for abutments ana approaches, can be purchased for a sum not exceeding $t>5,ou?, which sum or so much thereof as maybe necessary may be paid out of the money appropriated by this act; provided further, that a good and sufficient title thereto can be secured to the Suited Stages, to be approved by the Attorney General of the United States: it Is lurther provided that the Alexandriac'aual Company or its present leasees shall have tne right to maintain, at their own cost and expense, a canal aqueduct of the same width and depth as the one now in use, and to attach it to or suspend It from said brlage; and whenever a permanent bridge shall be erected upon said site the same shall be of sufficient strength to sustain the weight of such canal aqueduct: b it the construction, attachment and maintenance or such aqueduct shall be such as the Secreta-y of War may determine, and shall be without cost to the United States or the District of Columbia. And it Is further nrovided that if uDon the erection of such permanent bridge the said canal company or their present lessees shall reject or refuse to reconstruct, secure and attach the said aqueduct at their o^n expense, cr If at any time, lor the space of six months, they shall fall to use such aqueduct for the purposes or a canal, or fall to keep the same In good condition and repair, or if at any time they shall use the same for other than canal purposes its lessees and assigns In said bridge and Droperty si a;l cease and determine, and tnesald aqu 'due' shall be detached and removed by the Secretary of War. what tiik bridge company want. The question has been aaked what the aqueduct bridge company want for their property should It be converted Into a free bridge. A Star reporter made the Inquiry to-day ot an officer of the company and received the folio vlng in answer: "The proposition to which the bridge company consented after lengthy neg <tlatlons.thoughlnvolvlng great loss to lii^mse.v ?. was this: For $100,000 they would grant to tne United States the right to perpetually maintain a free bridge over the piers, on condition that the canal 'was not to oe Interfered with, but that the bridge was to be made strong enough to support the trough of the canM. For tne maintenance of the trough the United Slates was, however, never hereafter to be subjected to any expense whatever, and that the free use -of the piers ror a free bridge was never to oe hindert d or Interfered with by the uae of steam, or In any manner whatever. Tne present bridge structure v.as to be conveyed to the I'nlied States a: <l at once made free. The title to the United states was to be made satisfactory to the Secretary of War." the eight per cent. certificates. In yesterday's Star we published the full text of the biil reported to the House irorn th District committee by Mr. Neal to re:una r i outsiai dine s per cent, certificates of t,h^ D strlct of Columbia. The folio a leg is the r-port which accompanied the bill: ' The Committee tor the Dlstricr of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (,S. itisl) l > pro vide for funding the s per cent. Improvement certificates of the District of Columbia.' rep >r as follow!?:?That they have carefully consi ler d the satil bill, and have come to the conclusion that the same ought not to piss for the reason that It is not advisable to further lncreas-- the funded debt of the District ot Columbia in auy lnstance where it 13 net absolutely necessirv. In this case It is not necessary, because provision can be made for ihLs species or lnueo edaess In a temporary way, which leaves it substantially in the control of the proper authorities. What are known as the 'S per cent, oerr,ideates' were issued by the late Board of Public Work3 under authority of law conferred upon said beard by the Legislative Assembly of the said Dist rict of Columbia. The Forty-tirsi Congress of the United States passed an act, approved February 21, lSTl, entitled 'An act to provide a government for the District of Columbia," aud among other things provided In section 37 of said act for a boara of public works to be appointed by the President of the United States for the performance of specliic duties in said act prescribed, viz: To have the entire control of, and make all regulations that they shall deem necessary for keeping In repair, the streets, avenues, alleys, and sewers of the city,and all other works watch may be entrusted to their charge by the legislative assembly or Congress. To disburse upon their warrant ail moneys, appropriated by the United States, or the District of Columbia, or collected from property holders in pursuance of law, for the improvement of streets, avenues, alleys and sewers, and roads and bridges; and shall assess in such manner as shall be prescribed by law, upon the property adjoining, and to be especially benefited by the improvements authorized by law, and made by them, a reasonable proportion of the cost of the improvement, not exceeding one-third of au?h cost, which sum shall be collected as all otner j taxes ate collected. Section as of said act provides thatth93e j officers shall be paid by the United States. I Tney were, therefore, fn every respect federal officers, and were amenable only to the government of the United States. The people ot tne 1 >lstrlct ot Columbia had no control over t hem, and were powerless to restrain them in the exercise of the power and authority conferred upon them oy law. Under authority or law, I and in exact conformity therewith the toard of public works issued these eight per centum certificates, asd upon them received the money they purported to represent, with which they prosecuted the vast system of improvements which have made Washington the magnificent city it now Is,as respects its streets, avenues and public grounds. That this money was extravagantly expended in many instances does not effect the principle involved In the provisions or the bill submitted as a substitute for the senat e bllL Under the provisions of the act ot the legislative assembly of the District of Columbia approved May 29,1S73, the said board ot public works weie "authorized to issue and to use solely in the discharge of outstanding i obligations certificates of indebtedness for work done under the direction of the board, and i chargeable to the private property benefited thereby,in denominations ot fifty dollars or any j multiple of that sum, dated July l, 1S73. payable to bearer, with interest, semi-annually from July l, 1ST3, at the rate of s per centum * * * not exceeding $2,wo,ooo, and not exceeding the amount chargeable to private property for Vi ork done or in progress of execution under existing contracts, and payable, not exceeding one-fifth of said sum, at the end of each year from July l, ls>73.'' The assessment certificates for special Improvements were to bear 10 per cent lucerest, and were to be deposited with the sinking fund commissioners for the redemption of these s per cent certificates. The amount of tnese s per cent certtticates now outstanding, with ac cruea interest, is now about $soo,ooo, aud tue special assessment certificates originally pledged tor their redemption amount to $2,266,000, which, with accrued interest at to per cent, would now foot up over $4,ooo,ooi>, amply sufficient to redeem all the outstanding 8 per cents. But It- was discovered tuat the board of public works In making their assessments baa greatly exceeded their power, exercised bad Judgment, or had wantonly made such assessments as in many instances actually confiscated the to hole property. This injustice and stretch of power was so glaring that Congress lias from time to time autnorlzed revision of these assessments, thus greatly Impairing the security pledged for the redemption of the 8 per cents; and now there are remaining of the special assessment certificates about $1,000,000. The collection of these special assessments has been placed in the hands of federal officers, who have been amenable only to the government of the United States, lor the manner in which they have discharged their duty; consequently, the holders of these "eight per cents" live been powerlees to force collections, or otherwise obtain the money due them, excepting by suit in the courts against the District of Columbia, which, in the opinion ot a portion of the oommittee at least, there is now ample cause for, In the failure o' the ofiirers or the United States, whose duty It was to compel payment of these "eight per cents,'' ard In the actton of congress in impairing Th" securities pledged for thtlr redemption. Your committee arc therefore of opinio a that aome adequate provision should bo made for the liquidation of these claims; and there'ore recommend the passage of the ae -ompanying Mil as a substitute for senate bill lfi>i. The provisions of this bill ar-?. briefly, as fallow?: The tlrst section authorize the lssmneo by the Treasurer of the United Stat' a as sinking runo commissioner, of the nore^ or trie District of Columbia, payable any time alter one year and within five year?, bearing imprest at thrate of three and sixty-live hundredths per centum per annum, payable semi- inuualiy. This rate or inttrest is ihe same borne by alt the later bonds of the Dlstrle:, an 1 is believed surtlclent to kern notes at pu. The t-ecotd section provides tor the exchanging of thtse noiea at par for tli? -eight per cent->:" and requires the prooer officers 10 proeexl without unnecessary delay to collect the certificates tor special assessments pledged ror the redemption of the "eight per cents."' and to call In and redwm them as rapidly as ten thousand dollars are collected. By section 4 the same prevision Is made for payment as is provided in the other acta of Congress authorizing the , issue of "three sixty-live bonds" for other ln; debtedness of the District. In section 5 the ! Treasurer as sinking fund commissioner is auJ thorlzed to sell these notes and use Uieproceeas for the payment of the "eight per cents" for tne best interests of the District. The advantages to be derived from this system of funding are: 1st, The rate or interest is largely reduced; 'id. That It placet this species of Indebtedness in a sliap^ In which It can be easily managed and paid off witho it any strain upon the resources of the District; .11. It requires the prompt collections of the special assessment cei tlttcutes, and the immediate application of the collections to the payment or tte nou-s authorized to be Issued. The bill Imposes no burdens upon tne government of the United States that It oueht not to assume, considering all the circumstances connected with the "eight per cents," and the strong probability is that in much less time than five years sufficient of the special assessment certificates wilt be collected to pay off the entire amount of notes which may be issued. It may be stated, as an additional equitable rea-on why this should be done, that, are now standlng upon the books of the District of Columbia, after a careful and thorough revision of the same, charges justly made tor special assessments? assessments made aga'nst the property of the United states upon tne same principles ?>f law and right as made against tne property of private individuals?and which, therefore, the United states as honestly owes as do private individuals, amounting to over fToo.oOO. if this new appropriation lor all the outstanding indebtedness of the District could be speedily paid. Washington and Georgetown railroad report. According to an act of Congress the Washington and Georgetown street railway company has forwarded to Congress a statement of Ha receipts and expenses for the last fiscal year. 1 The statement shows total receipts. "O i.ST; total expenditures. *4->7,714 62; balance, $7,792.2"% Among the receipts Is an Item of i.i^.279.05 from passenger fares, and $i,yi:5.43 from sales of tickets. Daring the year the company paid $1.4115 for accidents; $47,50<? in dividends: local taxes. $7,523.20; special taxes. $n,d3:>.trt?; payroll, $4\52S.92; track and repairs. $12,382 Si; bell-punches, $2,2S"?. other expenditures were contined to fuel, rents, feed, <kc. SOCIETY NOTES. Many pleasant receptions occurred yesterday alternoon, most of the ladles who usually receive on that day being at home, and the pleasant weather tempting every one who could do so to be out for at least a part of the aileriioon. The feature or the evening among fashionables was the Martha Washington Tea Party at the l.oan Exhibition, which attracted a largs number or agreeable people to the old Tayloe Mansion, isth street ana New York avenue. The dancing, the pretty cwumes, and th ' many beauiirul and interesting things to tn setn made the occasion a peculiarly eujoyab > one to all present. Miss Susie A. (?edney was married at the \i?rropo'.ltan church last evening to Assutaui l*ay master Thomas J. "ovvle. U.S.N. The brld la the daughter of Capt. Gcdney. Tne people who crowded the church were shown to se its by the ushers, Messrs. Shufeldt, Hunt, Wright and llalplne, all of the navy, and Lieut. Wool, ?? the marine corps. The bridal pari v entered r 1 church preceded by ihe ushers. K ?llowing tie: ushers came the second bridesmaid, Mtss s whit. Sheriff, escorted by Assistant PaymisrxKerr; thin the first bridesmaid, \llss Mxg^ie K cowle, eseori ed by the groomsman. Assistant Paymaster Speel. The bride followed, leaning on t he arm or the groom. The bride wore wnite satin with court train. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. b. F. Blttenger, assisted by Dr. Baer. There was a reception after the ceremony limited to the friends of the two families and the wedding party. The bride and groom will return from their tour north by the 4th of March. Many persons who went, to the White IIou=e last evening under the impression that tne President's reception was being held were greatly disappointed to find the doors closed and to b3 Informed that next Tuesday evening is the time fixed for the last of these formal events under the present administration.? Representative and Mrs. Starin gave a small but elegant dinner party last evening In honor of Mr. Koord. editor of the New York Times, and his wire, who are now in Washington on a visit.?Senator Pendleton also entertained gentlemen at dinner last evening. The louith state dinner this winter will be enjoyed at the White House to-morrow evening.?The last of the series of germans for which the Bachelors' club have Issued cards will occur at Marlnl's hall this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bryan and their dauchter have been making a brier visit to Mrs. Wylie, but will leave to-day or to-morrow for New York. Miss Bryan will on March 1st officiate as bridesmaid for Miss Brown, of Providence, who is to have a grand wedding in tnat city. The bridal party will come here to attend the Inauguration. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan expect also to make a long visit here In March. Personal.?senator-elect Fair left Virginia city, Nevada, yesterday, for Washington.? Mayor Grace Is to be dined by the Manhattan Club shortly. That Mr. Howells will retire from the editorship of the Atlantic Monad>/ at the close of the present month is accepted as "settled beyond question" by the Boston Transcript. m other quarters the story is strenuously denied, however. Prof. Proctor, now I lecturing in Utah, says he proposes to make ; this country his nome in the future. He is delighted with the country and our free institutions. Ilarry Hunter, who so happily personated the "Lone Fisherman" in the burlesque of Evangeline, died in Cincinnati yesterday.? State Senator W. H. Robertson is the man the Irish-American republican club of Albany want In Garfield's Cabinet. Dr. Charles B. Stewart Is the only survivor of the fifty-eight men who framed the Texan declaration of independence. It is said that COL John Hay. Assistant Secretary of State, was offered by Gen. Garfield the position of private secretary, and declined It. He had no notion of going back to where he started twenty years ago. Ralph Waldo Emerson is rarely seen in public now, and he writes no more letters. Col. Drake, the discoverer of petroleum In Pennsylvania, will have a $15,000 monument erected to his memory at Titusvllle, Pa. The foolish story that Mr. Marsh wants to resign his position as U. S. Minister at Home, is authoritatively denied. Madame Anna Bishop, who Is popularly supposed to have sung with the morning stars, at the beginning of things, appeared in a concert the other day, and it is said that her voice is still strong, rich and sweet. Fkrnando Wood's Funeral.?The New York Sunot to-day says: The funeral of the l&t? Fernando Wood will be held on Friday at the ! family's Washington residence. The remains are now on the way from Hot Springs. Ark., to the national capital. Those of Mr. Wood's relations and friends who are in this city win leave for Washington to-morrow. The only near relation who will not be able to be present , at the funeral is Mr. Wood's second son. Calhoun Wood, who Is in Europe. His son, by the I way, was named after John C. Calhoun. After the funeral In Washington, the remains will be brought on to this city, and another short funeral service will probably be held. The remains will then be placed in the family vault in I Trinity cemetery. I novtkations To dat.?The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-day: Postmasters, O ream us R. Fyier, at Torringtoil, Ct; Danief D. Foote, at Tarrytown, N.Y. Henry B. Griffiths, receiver public moneys at Bes Mtlnes, Ind. Daniel N. Basa, of Illinois, to be major a&4 parameter In th? United states UBif, Telegrams to The Star. TKOI III.F. A I.OXi Tin: ItOKDIiR. Ocitrrdaiiono of T e * a * I'aiilo Thieve* in Hexico. Sav Fkanoicco, Feb. 15.?A dtspatch from Tucson. Arl/.ona. says: Reliable information | hus been received from the San F.'dro river below the SOL.ua line, that the San Simon cow boys are commit t int; fearful depredations upon i the Mexican stock raisers In Soaora. J. N Ellas, whose lards extend for so m.les alone the line. Is the greatest sufferer. The pe >pi are In terror. There are adout'Joo of thes cattle thieves, mostly from Texas, and they are scattered along the oorder In band* of from t ? to 2*\ and all eo-operaie. The Mexleaus ar-> arming themselves, and say ii the authoritle j 1 wlli not Interest themselves In pualahlng tiieS' Invaders, they will not allow an American t<> ; cross the lino along ttie loea'tltlta of the-?r ' ranches, as they are unable to distinguish be tween the good and the bad. Thej claim tha i the deprecations of the Apaches were njtha.' I so destructive as the work of the cow boys. ,v ! I prominent Mexican ranger arrived in this cl<\ to-day with a view of purchasing 20 str d < t arms to defend lils property, lie st a ted that lr something was not done by the American gov. eromtni to prevent these Atnerl'iii marauder irom invading their homes, that serious com plications must arise. Ii appears tha* these cattle thieves are largely m id*' up of tne sain" band? who have glveu so much trouble on t hi j Klo Grande for years past. The cattle m?n or South Arizona are losing mu h sto:k from the same source. A pat*lie* 011 the Wur I'uili. The Apaches are still hovering alung the j borders of New Mexico and ciiiuu iii 11. Amu named McMurray was driven fioai his ranch?* j by a band of about a" Ust Sunday. I'Iiilaih: 1.fii 11 KMxno\. 'I lie Total Vote. Philadeu'U'.a. Feb. 16.?The following Is th total \ote ot the municipal election y ester day:?For mayor. Samuel G. King, independent i democrat, endorsed by the independent repub- i licans. ts,127; William s. stokley, republican 72.5v.t; King's majority, 5.53s. For receiver 01 tax'-s, Jonn Hunter, lnurpendent republic in. endorsed by democrats. -v7,;3; Geo. G. Fieri*1, republican, 62.614; Hunter's majority, v*.l21 1 For city solicitor, Wm. N. West, repu'llcia, S5.6S2; Edw;ii d K. Worrell, democrat, <6, 2?: I West's majority, 19,s62. The vote vris 'he j highest ever cast at a purely local < lict'an here, and with the exception ot the vote cf tie j presidential election of ISso, It Is tae h gh*3i evei cast on any occasion. The greeabick v >te , was as follows:?For major, llalrd 149; itrc i, solicitor, Keyser 335; tor receiver of lax s, j Thomas 110. in the city couoctls, bo: 1 | branches?twenty members?endorsed by uue : cltl/en^' committee, wen1 elected. or these. 15 were republicans and 5 democrats. The sel<v council will now stand, republicans 24. d?**u >crats 7: common council, republlcaos 6s, deai ccrats 19, Independents 2. It. A O. KAILKOAO WAR. Order of Court in tlie Juiitiiun Mill, j pHii.ADEi.rniA, Feb. 10.?In the IT. s. circuit I court this afternoon the iollo.Mu?r order rei->rring the Junction railroad suit to an examine.- | and experts was mad--: The testimony taken is | reierred to Sussex I). David, C. Clinton Gardner, i and Edward K. Hyndman, master and cotnrals sloners, to ascertain ana report the facts involved In the complaint, and particularly to ascertain and report?tlrst, whether the passenger trains mentioned In the petition have be?*n unnecessarily detained in uasslng through the respt naent's yard: second, wneiher said tralas have been delayed to give precedence to respondent's freight aud wnat eff ace on the safety or said trains and on the respondents, business In the yard would be produced by according to the said passenger trains what are known as j passenger rights In passing through the yard. 1 Third Whether the use of the tracks in ques- j 1 I tlon between 35th street and Market street I 1 have been In any manner affected by 1 alterations by the respondents sl ice the | , same were opened by travel, and it so to j 1 what extent and where such alterations were j made. A motion was made by the counsel for J the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, asking tna" the present Injunction be suspeude 1 untli the flaa' decree Is given by the court. The motion w t , made ret urnable at the same time a$ the rep jr. 1 of the master 'Otrcnl.-Moner. h a 1.l snii"i: r ro-na v. Advance in Ktorkk. New Yoxk, Feb. 16.?The Post's financial at tlele to-day says:?At the Stock Exchange w have a string market for United States bond the 4's being up from to 113,','. Hallroad bona ! 1 are also strung at an advance of in Texts . , Pac. land grant income Vs. i in Evansvtlle it comes, 1 pr. ct. In Lehigh a; W liKes. consols, 7S In ; Iron Mountain Incomes, and 1 In other ac live issues the exceptions being 0. C. &. 1.1 incomes, whicn are do a n 1 \, and ohlo Centr .1 incomes 1 per cent. In the stock m irket the dealings have been large, and the leading stock3 j , have advanced >.a4'4 per cent., the latter Den- , ver & Rio Grande. Chattanooga has advance 1 i 2 <4; Union Pac. and 1.2. k Mo., 2 per cent, each; < Texas x. Pac,, i\: Iron Mount. & Lake Shore,1 .: 1 . Michigan Central and Western Unloa Tele- . giaph, 1 per cent each. The coal shocks ; j excepting Heading, which fell 2 per ' ] cent IB the early dealings and has recovered I 1 the decline. Another exception lias been Cen- i tral Paclhc, which closed yesterday at 9i>?, tell I this morning to 90#. and Is 91 \ as we write. ] The explanation ot this decline in Central Pa- ! clflc Is found in the fact that Secretary Schur/. ! j yesterday sent to speaker Randall a letter from , Railroad Auditor French, in which the latrer , 1 recommends legislation which shall compel the 1 Central I'aclflc R. R. Co. to pay fifty per cen- ' of Its net earnings each year for the extln- ; gulshment ot the debt ot the company to the , government, instead of 25 per cent, as the , present law provides. No change In the law is 1 asked for respecting any other railroad In which the United States has an interest. The money 1 market is without important change. 5 per cen' being the ruling rate for call loans, wltn 4 and 6 per cent the exceptional rates. , Time loans are 3a5 per cent, prime mercantile < paper Is 4a5 percenn. The market for foreign exchange is dull and only fairly steady. Affairs in British Columbia. Victoria, 15. c., Feb. 16.?A resolution passed the house vesterday calling on the Dominion government to take steps to settle railway , lands on the Island and mainland. The Chase < river coal mine continues to burn fiercely. Thus 1 far every effort to extinguish it has failed. The ] loss is already Immense. A fatal epidemic is raglDg among cattle and horses on the lower , Fraser. charge of AUeuipt to Defraud ] Creditor*. , Chicago. Feb. 16.?Last month the stxire of < Joseph Lederer, wholesale jeweller, at 42 and i 44 Madison street, was partially destroyed by i fire, and he was arrested on susDlclon. Yesterday De Lord Safford, ot New York, reprint- , lng $92,000 of claims of Eastern creditors, filed affidavits in five actions ot assumpsit, and had ! I^ederer arrested. The affidavits set forth that J Lederer sent his bookkeeper out ot the city a 1 few days before the fire; that after the fire the : stock and assets, which should be f 100,WW, were 1 only 132.600; that Lederer's only explanation was 1 that the firemen and citizens stole his goods; J that Lederer has been known to transfer at , least fio.ooc worth of his goods to friends and j relatives, and sell an equal amount to other jewelers. Many other charges are brought, ; showing Lederer's dishonest purpose, an3 tending to establish his guilt. He was held in $1,500 ball, which he gave without delay. Poikonedby Pork. Rondoct, N. Y., Feb. 16.?Members of two * families, named Boyce andFelter, of tnls city, ? have been made dangerously sick by eating j what Is supposed to have been diseased pork. * Some of the same meat, which was given to ? two cats by the Felter family, killed the felines. } The pork was purchased in this city ot a dealer > who said it was farm raised In Ulster county. 1 The symptoms of the sick persons are the same * as the symptoms attending trlchinal poisoning, t Arrefrt of a Prize Fi*hter? c Albany, N. Y., Feb. 16 ?Paddy Ryan, the E prize fighter, was arrested last night on a requl- f Bltlon of the governor of West Virginia, certl- a fled by Governor Cornell, for his participation q In the fight with Joe Goes in that state last f summer. After his arrest, and Just previous to 5 his being taken to the midnight train to New t York, a habeas corpus was served on the officer, 1; the writ being returnable this morning. LATER?BSC A PB OF THB PRISON kH, Ryan was held in custody at the Globe hotel all last night by the officers. This morning he 1 asked permission to visit his saloon to arrange 1 his business matters, and was accompanied c thither by one of the officers. After he had en- j tered the saloon a crowd collected and he t walked out, the crowd holding the door shut In ^ the officer's face, preventing pursuit. Ryan , jumped Into a hack and drove to parte unknown. 0 The Canada Temperance Act* Tc Ottawa, Ont., Feb. is.?In the house of com- d mons yesterday Mr. Boultbee moved the second reading of the bill to amend the Canada tem- . perance act. The provisions of this bill virtually render the temperance act inoperative. After a long debate the House at 1:30 p. m. e defeated the becond reading by a vote or to * u. j roKF.iu* Arniuv. (>? rman PolUn *. Pr*' at me m?Ha? of the reaehfta^ j- -r< eflny only drjwttei, oi' of the 3'M. am* pr- st tit- ?o that no workt ^ir ouorutn beui? a hlevaMe, tue hou?e aljounv-rt wit'.; to dty to lecta toaldeut and vi^prial V ut. rue tnem bers ot the chamber of deputies are dividing Ijito the following faction-: i >n; -r t*l\<?. 59; imperialists. 5s; national liberals, .V; ?ww?lOf?1~t?* nnd< r Ilr-rr Porekeafc > k. ; liberals of tti? rtgbt. 1"; |?rotnv?slsta. ?7; oent*ror -lerlcallst*, if'; POl( H, .4; SOvMat deiuoerala. Itl; und Inlo pendent*. including moat- toa; Alaa *> and Lorralne, H. Frrnrh ('oniiin-rt r. Pak!?. Feb. 1ft.?The Krvnch irai returns tar the month of January show the value of tti<> Importations of food to have bvn is.4<w,oo? tianos le?# than during .t&nuaT. >s? and the value of raw materials Importei s a<o itoofraneg more- The value of the exports of all worts was 4.SX* .000 franos !?*w In January than for tt.e corresponding mouth last jear Fie 111 Rrtw rt n Turk* autl ( hrUU Ian*. Nicosia, Feb. 16.?News has b^^a rPCdvM here nviii beyrout as follows: A Turk tnur dered a i trl-iian on Sunday last and a number of ctn-tuns thereupon left town and went to th? lr viPflges, where they were met by Turks ar?l perscns were killed In a tight whUH endued. There was renewed rgnilru: on Monday, tut tt.e result at present is unknown. Tlu re is grt-at excitement. Husluejw In Heyrout 5S susjwr.ded and the bazurv are closed. obit't I of Parnrir* Journey to I'arik. Paws, Feb. 10.?M.Uochefort publishes in th? In'rotuny ml an account of his Interview with Mi 1': r- < 1 . w lio told M. Koc.h-f- rt ma one of tLe ciilef "!>je.-t? of bis tourney n> I'arts la to conttad* t m the prese -4ii \h > calumnies of the English press on his cause and on ills frtends and Llm.-elt. iiiihulaix eik For ?rer?e. Lyons. Feb. 16.?Forty ambulance wagons have iett here for (im?. llrral strike of Follier*. Ijikiha, Feb. 16.?If the strike of the oolllers In South\cikhUlre lasts another lortulght It will afTect _' ?.* ??? men. The greatest destitution prevails. The Feiiinu ( ailirrini: in I'ari*. Lomkhj. Feb. 16 ?The l/5iido;i e< > n*s[x?ndent of the Manchester says: rh?Te can be little doubt sir Wm. v. Hareourt. b<>tn*> secretary. hud suggested to Mr. o: . tuo <iu?stlon asktd by the latter yesterday In t lie Uou?? of Commons relative to J is. su piens um Fenian bead center.) The government desired lo allow their knowledge thil there was a Fenian gathering in Paris, and th..* Mr. Par iiell w;u> more or haw concerned wit h It. Itrltiili ('Hbiiict 1<rlliu. London, Feb. 16.?The L>an'j .\nrs, in a l-'ad lngeaucrtal thin morning, says: Tiie cabinet met jestemay on a aomewbai nasty summons to conrtoor t ne proposal* of negoU t: l'?u from thelioers. Though the proposals are vague in enernl, they wire nevert nei< as regarded by tne government as affoidliigat least a siartIng yoli.t toward the dlscugaion cf leims of an amicable settlement. The Fmperor Uilllaiu'% Appeal to it orkinyiuen. BERi.iN, Ft b. 16.?The Kuiperor WMllam'S soeteb. read at the opening or the HeMistag, yesterday contains an Important ap xial to fho w irking cla-ses. which may oe v, t'-l io inlluenoe the elections, w hlcn w-iii pr vbably be helu in June next. Tne Krnperor says the remedy to: socla tst exc-es iiuis oesiugh' Mil onlv In :epresHlon but ?q tally in a imsl'lvc attempt to promote th * welfare of tne laboring eiass? s. Ins majesty says he hoprj i he workmen's accident insurance bill will be welcomed tiy the Reichstag as a complemt ut tut he legislation against social democracy, lu tne same catej^orj is ? bill to regulate the cjnsuiutton ot trade guilds, ny afloullng means tor organizing thi isolated powers of persons enira^jed lu the same uade. thus ralelng their economic capacity and social and mor-il eiticieucy. The speeclt announces that the bill for the biennial budgets will be again presented for t consideration ot the Reichstag, as th< all ! *>! govern ment.s are still suffering from rilfflealMts inseparable tr"m the Blmull anemia slinug or the lmjeilal and tne provincial parliament*, fliiioler Litwcll. ljOKDON, Feb. 16?The Du'v X<>w* this morning eillionally says: "Men of politics and men of letters wlU be e?nially gratified mat Mr. Lowell desln s to be relieved as Amerloau minuter is untrae." The Rouble Standard. Pafh, Fen. i? ?Tne Hours* states 'nat both France and the I ntted States ac<se it t he proposition between gold and sliver of c . to l. The Koera* London, Feb. 16.?In the House of Lords last night. Earl Cadlgan asked whether peace negotiations are proceeding between th^ government and the Boers. The Karl of KimOerley, i-oionlal secrttary. declined to state what ne. eotlations are b* lug c -inducted. L jrJ BeaixinHtleld expressed the opinion tr.Rt dt\,might arL> uom negotiations with b lilgereuts ai>altis*. wnorn we aie nol yet succes-.ful lu war. Found llrad. KONnorT, N. V.. Feb. 16 ? John Erterly, a larmtrot Modena. l ister county, w.is found aead m his barn this morning, ills death la supposed to have be *n accidental. The !larri%t?uru Fiffht. HARRtsxCKO, Pa., Keb. 16.?*?m na'lot fori*, s. Senator: Beaver, I*; Wallace. 74: r.ayne, 5T; Scotleld. 2: Tnema-i vv phllllpa. i. 11. M t'hil'tps, 1: Sblras. 1; Hewitt. 1; t'urdn, 1; Kuddl-, man, 1. convention adiourne'l. The Tlarketa* E^LTIMOKE, Feb. lfi ?Virginia Mi'*, deferrod. 14, do cimBolp. H2\; do. booou'1 -'Ties, 12; ilo iiaot due i-.ui one. S?ci)4; do. new ten-f?jrti??, i>it\ ic-day. BALTIMOUK, Feb. 16.?Ootton dill! -raiddhnir. II1, Flour lees active tun steady-llowwd str?*t ?ud western auper, 3.25*3.75; do. extra. 4 0(Ja4.76; So. fauu:y, 6.lo?K.0it; olty mill* a.i6a i 75: do. extra, 4.(K?a4 76; do. family. 6 25a6.K?; io. Bic brands, 6.<'Oa6.25; PuU.i>*oo :aaiUy, 7.o-i. Wheat, scutlifrn firmer, w^t^rti irk r, cloe'jnr iruur? aiutherti red, 1.14al.l7; do. aiuier, 1.21 il 23. No. 2 western winter red, aiHJt and February. l.l6al.lGV. Marcti, 1 I6',al.l6te. Aoril. l.r.Xal 17". May. 1.175ial IK. Corn, sonth^ru inter, wMtan lower aud doll?aouthera whtt?p >4 ; do. yellow, 63 , western uiiX'sL spot, &? t*a-%4\ ; Februai j, P4\a64\ ; March. BSXattv Oata duU western white, 41a42; do. mixeit. 4i'atl. Kye 3uh. 101al04. Hay dull-v>rime Vo chuice Pena?yivania and Maryland. 20 00*21.00. Proru?iona aurtier. with brisk Jolit.lnrf trade demand?oi?? [>ork. old, 14.75; new. it;.to. Bulk meato?lo.jae shoulder* aud clear rib Rl lea, none ff ria*r; do. racked, 65i and 8X. Bacon -r-houldere. clesr rit. Bidef. Hams, llai2 lar l r- tin. .1. 10HButter inlet?rrimeto choice western i>at Ke 1. 1 la24; roll, -Ani2. liws liltrher. *6a76 P-tr .lemu juiet?refined. 9V Coflee lower and dull-Kio saryot*. ordinary to fair. I0X?12k. Hu^ar du'l?A solt, 9M Wbieky quiet ana t-t-hd v . I 11 Freurtita to Liverpool i-er suaiLer du.l?cotton, H-lfiattd. ;| lour. 2i? 3d i>er ton; trram, 6d. lUseei.'te -flour, 1,315 barrels. wheat, 18,fr5o uuatiela; o..rn, W. ru bushel*. oat*. 1.600 bu'hels rye, ?!? bushels. Shii'Dienta-wheat, 15.1XK) bushels; ooto, 16.UOJ tiubhels. Sales-wheat 636. &50 buaheia; oera. 51>6, C00 bushela. MtV. YCBK. Feb. 10 ?Stocks Arm. M >ney. 5;i0. FxchanKe?lontf, 4H3i( ; abort, 4SC. Goveruments quiet. . . NEW YOBK, Feb. lfi ?Flour dull and heavr. Wheat heavy and loaer. Corn lower aud moderately a?tlve. t ? NtW YOaK, Feb 16. 11 a.m- ?The Htock *ar??,i opered irregular and in the early dealiuK* t ie e -v sral tendency waa toward lower figures Mich: - i I'enlral ee'Iintr of! Ik i*r cent to 118W; Lat ^er and Bio Grande waa notably strong aud a? varced 2J, rer <*nt to 1WS1<. The elevate! rai' .a Uiares were firm. The chawree iu the general '.ist aere comparatlvtly slight. ? LOKIXiN, Feb. 16. 12.30 p. m.?Oonaols, ?8 3-16 for money and 98 6-16 for the aoooant T. 8. boude, 4 per cents, 116. Atlantic and tireat We?U ru first iuorVa*e truateea* oertifloaUa. 54 k; Atlantic and Great Weatern *???nda 31. Erie, 6C\. N? w York Central, 154*. BeadJig. 31?? kkw tob* klbim thh aft?e*001?. The followlnir quotations wer? current in ??w fork to-day at 2 .80 p. m.. aa reiwrtwl by I*w? lohnaon & Co. U. 8. 4 per oanta. 113 W laked; T.H. peroenta, )f O. 8.65'a, ; NewToi*7Oentr*1. 105OJW<J ind Mississippi. 44J,; Erie. *i*;^oh^Oenttal. 119k; Hanniba! ana St. Joeeph, 54'4 . Lake Bhora. 131*1 Northwest. 133: Irpa Mountain. 04 y.. Koci Island. 13V, 8t. Paul,,116*. lo. preferred. 126*; Wabaah. 8t- Ixrala and PatAfle, 195a* do preferred. H9*; Kanaaa and Texas, 4U; w T^arbTllS*: O. O. and I. 0., Mi ^ciflc. MidUB6*: Union Pacific. 124 V 1 Bride Vcaterday; a Widow To-day OKATO OP MR. H. E. BRADL1T. Mr. Henry 1L Bradley, whose marriage to Kiss l>aura A. Heed (a well-known public ichool teacher) on his sick bed. at his rooms No. 125 Louisiana avenue, was mentioned in Tbm ;tak or last evening, dl-xl this morning beween 7 and >> o'clock. In the 4oth yeas of hli Lge. Mr. Bradley was a native ot Alexandria, r a, and came here at the close of the war, an! or a time engaged in keeping a mu^'c store la he Masonic Temple, but since then h is mostly >een er.gaged as a bookkeeper?toi a ion; lme lor Mtssrs. Hamilton & Poaraon, in 9th etreet. He was tor sorn^ yeart onnected with SL John* ch dr, anj nbsequeLtly with St. Matthe.. a ud or some years led the Masonic choir. He wa , member of Eureka Chapter and Columbia ommandery, and tbe scottlsh Rite or Mwons le was a brother of Mrs. 8. T. G. Mo-sell Mil Irs. W. M. Brown, ot this city, and hu remain i ,ave been removed to the residence of th i itter, No. 219 K street northwest, tiooi wtiooci he funeral will take place. a Kleptomaniac opium Oat**.?Tuts morn oe ? middle-aged woman named Mary Jos ras charged in the PoUoe Court wltli the lar en> or tome dishes, table cloth, tc., from Krs acob Bonder. It was testified that Mrs. Jov tad been living as a domestic in the family, an i ras given to the use ot opium, and to obtain it rould take anything she oould lay her hanfe n and sell it to get the drag. The court renarked that when persons cot into thi* habit bey were hardly responsible tor wh u they id, but in such a esse as this he oould not do otherwise, than to send her to Jail, and hi herelore Bent her to jail tor ten days. Not Ceailby Boss.?After seeing ptaot^ graphs of the boy who waa rsoently foan t ,mong the Tuacarora Indians. Mr. Chr.^^l I Rotsa m? *w w no; cuarue ao*.