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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.
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
\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.
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
" jju# lkwim w
"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
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*
'* 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
tolo. known for Bronchial, Pectoral and :
tolu. Pu:monary Affections an exceltolu.
tolo. lent appetizer and tonic, for
tolo. ftncr&l and family use. The immense
tolo. and increasing aid and testimonial!
tolu. received dally are the best evidences
tolu. of lta virtues and popularity.
tolu. put up in quart-size bottles \
tolo. givi5q more fob th?
tolo. money than any
tolo. article in th* maukkt.
told. price 41 per bjttl*.
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. bold by druggists, gr0c*b8
tolu. and dealers everywhere.
J. C. ERliOOD Sc CO.,
WHOLIMIJ AOENTH 11* Washington, D. O. !
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?.
f be ftiming JStot
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Mr. Logan did not think the inadequacy of
existing pension laws nad been sfiown. Their
efficient execution would, he thought, prevent
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
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
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
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
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
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
rtic District in Cong-re??*
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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
Telegrams to The Star.
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.
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 ,
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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*.

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