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rnhlic l>oI?t Statement.
W^ir-Nt.ToN. March 1.?The following
abatement of the public debt i&suOU
front the T?on?ut v Department to-day :
V ,.,r cent. . *?7l,?i9,300 (Hi
:"' u at ? jut cent.. 1.8?K,35tt,*M 00
?2,lf>7,M9,rt$0 00
. . fry (KINI* T \ I KK KST IN" LAW
") I ; M"VKY.
, -?>?,,-? To*. S per
? f!nt.Vni<Wsl....... ?4S.5?,000 00
Nam pension lumJ.
?K ,- ci-ut. interest li.ooo.WHi oo
" ? 59.555.000 00
iLM?n?Mfh interest Ins . om. d
nutuvUj 5.9 5,516 CI
. >:r !I MwN?? NO IVTKKKsT.
!w An?l lOtfSl
: n.-fes $350,109.97* 50
1 cijrrvtK v 59.i-50,(>39 ??{?
v rrtiii.-ces ol gold
(1.,.v,w:ifl 41,382, *40 00
440,442,657 58
i 'sVeM principal outstanding .$2,811,910,834 22
Interest 89 757. Ml 21 j
7 . :ai principal and Interest,
to d?lc. InclU'iiuK coupons due
j?r< seated p?r payment fe,851,008,795 43
WlOl'NT :n tki. asp k y .
< ?1(2,400,739 97
? ,v; 10,380,283 tsj
kingfund in ITU
ted >ut< > <vlu-ln?
t< reM (?.>!!<!>. Slid
ft.-.-r .el Int crept
'in r?? n 27,874,529 Co
? iri.i r I t< >1 Mates
,. :?)-. .!?:? til-nils
; ? ich.ox-J. and ac
rr ilute re ?t
: tsT. 72.7*2.7C-3 ft
215.340,5IS 2<!
j i, ? ? cr..un! In the Treasury, $2,135,32s, 477 17
I ?? : it ..amount in ttic Treasury
. n ::.i ltd ultimo * 2. S44,.S13,285 92 I
lipTcot' of dehl durinsr the past
v. '. ?>4.811 7J
i t . ;wt" uf debt nllirc March 1, 1?C9. $97,131,792 94
The statement of bonds issued to the Pa
ilf.c llniiroad Companies, interest payable
lawful money, shows totals as follows :
Amount outstanding, $64,4.r>7,J20 ; interest
accrued and not yet paid, :?fi37,f>41.20; in
terest paid by the l uited States, $t>,8Sl,
t'G4.9f?; interest repaid by transportation
of mads. o>r.. $1,994,074,61 ; balnnee of
interest paid by United States, $4,887.
In tho House of Representatives Tues- j
o iv Mr. twaiin, of Maryland, presented a
} etitiou from the Baltimore Board of
Trade for a light-house ut the mouth of
Vork river, Va.
William H. Adams, appointed postmaster
nt Mount Gilead, Lcpidnun county. Va., vice
V. 1. Vunsiekler, resigned ; .Macarta Thorn
ton. postmaster at Wilderness, Spotsylvania
county, \ a., v ic>: J.J. Stephens, resigned.
f!>e otiicc at Disputanta, 1'iinee George
county, Va., has been reestablished, and J.
Newiiu Beck uppuiuted postmaster.
/..Vrundriff, March 2? At a meeting
or the citizens of the Fourth AVard (Alex
ander Douzlas chairman) held yesterday
.?vcuing in the Fitt-Strcct school-house the
(r.'Viujrig pit 11 ruMc and resolution
? "t< r a spisitcd debate, almost unanimously
adopt el:
Whereas by n \ot^ of our people Alex an
di:n county was from the District of Co-1
lun:;'i.i rviroceded to the State of Virginia, i
/,Y.v. 'red, That we are in favor of rcstor
l':_- it to its normal condition under the Con
stfsuiiun of the United .States.?Coma- \
v> w.c of the Chronic!?. \
TVmI.kh Kxm.osion.?The boiler of engine
No. 11, of the Norfolk and Petersburg
Company, attached to the freight train
moving from Central depot to Bristol, on
rhe Yiigiuia and Tennessee railroad, ex
\ Dxlcv.I yi sterday morning two miles east of
Lublin dei-bt, breaking the driver wheels
and otherwise .shattering the engine. No
person was injured by the explosion, and
ihe Iosj incurred by the wreck of the en?
?*ine is not trrcat. as it was a very old one
and not of much value.?''faji chMrro 1\< -
C'M.eu.F.i. I.mi:.?Ve much regret
*.o learn that a telegram was received here
vosU-rdny Fiatmg iliat tiii- e.-tiinable ard
popular gentleman, president of the Mis
sissippi Central radioed, v.ho was injured
in the accident near Uxtord on Saturday
lust, was much more severely hurt than
v us first repotted, and, indeed, it is now
feared will not recover.?Lynchbunj A< v:s.
The Messrs. Wliiteliurat publish u card
saying that Buttz has not paid the uioucy
alluded to in the paper signed by them.
The trial of Fcultatus, at Norfolk, for
killing 11. II. Smith, resulted iu his ac
quittal. _____
Tn k Virginia Com mission ers.?Messrs.
Robertson, Sutherlin, and Aylett, commis
sioners on the part of Virginia to meet
ooHimissioncrs ou behalf of West Virginia
f'<r the purpose of adjusting the debt of
Virginia contracted prior to the rebellion,
arrived in the city Saturday. Our Vir
ginia friends are going about this matter
with a good deal of dispatch. These gen
tlemen are expected, as we learn, to con
summate a settlement and report to Gover
nor Walker within sixty dayo. With every
wish to see this matter arranged as early
as ninv be, we doubt that any settlement
can be concluded within so limited a time.
If the basis of the settlement be agreed on
in sixty days it will be quite as much as
we expect \ for the dillorenccw between the
two States respecting it are so wide that it
is difficult to see how they can be iccou
ciled at all. Yot we have already express
ed the belief that the work of adjustment
had best begin at once, ft cannot be fully
consummated till the controversy about
Berkeley and Jefferson is ende 1, and when
that will be cannot now be foreseen, unless j
Virginia should withdraw her suit; but;
ihitfsuit does not seem to be in the way of
a beginning or of a conference with refer
ence to the bubie.
Biuce Virginia has tent her commissione* b
hither with u courteous request from licr
Executive for responsive action by the
authorities of "West Virginia it would be
somewhat ungracious to decline Appointing
commissioners to confer with them. 11ns
action should be taken, however, not a ion o
as a matter of comity towards Virginia, but
for the reasons assigned in our columns
Eriduv?viz., that it is the duty of the
Hi ate under her own Constitution to respond
to this action, and that no reason existing
why we should not, the failure to do so
would expose us to rellcctions calculated to
tarnish the fair fame of our youthful Com
monwealth. Beyond this view of the case
wo feel no interest whatever in the mutter,
but this view of ii seems to furnish suffi
cient ictson why the Legislature before
adjourning should authorize Governor Ste
venson to appoint these commissioners.?
Wheeling Intelliyencir.
Excitement in a Cut hi ii?The Bottom
Falls Oct?Huge Scare?No one Hurt.?
Last evening an immense crowd gathered at
the Island Methodist Episcopal church to
bear the Rev. Mr. Webb's sermon. It being
t be cud of the Confe: ente year, more persons
were in the church than ever gathered in
it before. To say it was jammed full is
only to give an idea of its crowded condi
tfust as the preacher bad given out his
text the joists under the centre of the floor
parted with a crash like the roar of artil
lery, and the door commenced settling.
the scene tliut ensued beggarf* deeerip
t'on Home rushed for the doors, but coulu
fcot get'out for the pressure of the crowd
Hobfud them- Women fainted; others ut*
tercd wild cries of fear and terror. Mea
tried to get out of the windows or to push
their -wives out. Ono enterprising tnon.
finding that he could not move the bottom
saeh of a -window, and that the top ono was
partly down, climbed up the window and
jumped out. He picked himself off the
ground somewhat bruised.
As soon as the firBt ecare wae over, and
the persons who had remained cool got the
others quieted, nil got out uninjured.
Fortunately there is no basement under
the church, and tho floor could only Kink
about a foot before striking the ground.
Had the audience remembered this the ex
citement would have been unnecessary.?
Wheeling Register.
Incorporated.?We learn from the
Wheeling Register that the Hecrotary of
State has issued a certificate of incorpora
tion to the Harper's Ferry Watcr-Power
and Manufacturing Company of West Vir
ginia, organized for tho purpose of manu
facturing. Friucii al office at Washington,
D. C. Charter to expire January 1st, 1890.
Capital stock, $o00,U00, in shares of $100
Free Sitfraqe in West Virginia.?
Wheeling, March I.?The resolution amend
ing the Constitution for enfranchising ne
groes and ex-rebels passed the Senate yes
terday, tho vote being 18 to 4. It passed
the House on Friday, 36 to 18. It has to
pass the next Legislature and be submitted
to tho popular vote in October next. Under
it enfranchised rebels will vote in October
The Wheeling Legislature adjourns to
day. It was tiioucht on Monday that it
tcould not try Judge Harrison, and would
not repeal the act locating the capital at
Charleston. A bill was Reported Monday
for the formation of a new county out of
portions of Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette,
Greenbrier and Monroe.
The Virginia Valt.ey Road.?The
Senate of Maryland on Tuesday passed to
a third reading and ordered to engrossment
a bill to enable the mayor and city council
of Baltimore, in conformity with the provi
sions of an ordinance heretofore passed,
to subscribe to the amount of ono million
of dollars to the capital stock of the Valley
Railroad Company, incorporated by the
State of Virginia. Colonel Harmon, presi
dent of the Virginia Valley railroad, was
present in the Senate Chamber.
The ordinance of tho Baltimore city
council subscribing the one million dollnrs
to this railroad requires that $1,200,000
shall also be subscribed by the Virginia
counties. It is understood that $700,000 of
this sum has been subscribed already by
the counties?Rockbridge and Botetourt
and the city of Staunton. The balance of
the sum required is expected to be sub
scribed as follows: From Augusta $300,
000. and from Koanoko $200,000. When
the whole sum is subscribed the ordinance
of the mayor and councils will become
effective, provided the whole matter re
ceives tho ratification of the people of Bal
timore nt the election thereon, ordered for
the third Tuesday after ratification by the
Legislature. It is expected that the neces
sary legislation will bo completed nt An
napolis within a week, and in that case the
election will follow probably on the 29th
I instant. It is thought that when ibe act is
finally consummated so far as Maryland is
concerned, the subscription by Staunton
and the Virginia counties will go up to a
million ami u quarter of dollars.?lialti
uwrc Sun.
An Editor Assassisated?Fenian
Tkouhlks Leapinu to Bloodshed.?And
yt't another tragedy. The victim in this
case is Mr. Patrick J. Mcchau, editor of
the Irish American, and a prominent Fe
nian. About 11 o'clock last night, us lie
was passing through Fourth street between
Broadway and Mercer, he was suddenly ap
proached from behind by a man who fired
two shots at him, one ot which took cliect
in his r.cck. Median fell to the sidewalk.
The man tried to escape, but Mr. Joseph
Strauss, of the central police office, and
| Officer Dunn, after a chase, arrested
J him. Mr. Strauss took from his breast
pocket a Colt's revolver with two cham
bers empty. Notwithstanding this fact
[ the prisoner denied that he had fired
the shots. He was taken to tho sta
tion-house, where lie proved to be James
Keenan, a physician, who has been but
six months in the country, and is an cx
secretarv of the Fenians. IIo was taken
before Median, who had mean time been
conveyed to a neighboring drug store, and
was positively identified by the latter as the
man who shot him. Median further de
clared, alter Keenan was sent back to the
station-house, that he was utterly unable to
explain why the attack had been made
upon him, as his relations with Keenan had
always been friendly. The wounded man,
at his own request, was taken to the resi
dence of Edward L. Carey, No. 14 Pike
street, llis wound was of such serious cha
racter that he made his will, and a priest
having been summoned, received the last
sacraments of the Church. The prisoner
(Keenan) remained locked up in the Mercer
Street police station, and persistently denied
having fired upon Mcchati, Baying that his
relations with that gentleman had always
been amicable. His presence on the spot
lie accounts for by saying that his residence
is at No. 10 west Fourth street, in front of
which the shooting occurred, aud that he
was just returning home from a walk at the
moment. On the other hand, Sergeant Car
penter lias the names of several persons
who distinctly affirm that they saw Keenan
fire both shuts.
Keenan at Jeffe-t son Market.?Keenan
was brought up at Jefferson Market this
morning. Ou the testimony of eight per
sons, who witnessed the whole occurrence,
he was committed by Justice Cox to await
the action ot the Coroner. He denied posi
tively firing the fatal shot. The court-room
was crowded during the examination.?
A'ctc York Commercial, 1st.
Fire in South Cnroliim.
Marion, S. C., March I, 1870.
Editors Dispatch,?A large fite occurred
here last night, destroying property to tho
amount of forty thousand dollars. I. Ise
man, an old merchant, was burned to death,
llis charred remains were recovered this
morning. 13. M. H.
Fiiie.?New }'ork, March 1.?A fire at
343 Broadway this morning occasioned a
loss of 815,000 or 8*20,00!) to S. M. Myer-j
berg & Co., and 820,000 to $30,000 to L. M.
Mendelbauin i: Co.; $10,000 to Dubois, Ma
govcrn <$: Co., aud u considerable amount to j
Kidgeley & Co. All fully insured. The
building was not much injured.
A gentleman from Virginia now travel
ling in New York writes us as follows :
"I met a great many of Governor!
Walker's friends in Binghamton and
Owego. I wart very much gratified to hear
so many of my old friends [our correspond
ent is it native of New York State] speak
so kindly of him. All seem to wish him
" I am delighted to find hero so many
persons who are going to Virginia. And I
have also met a great many who have re
turned from a visit to Virginia; and all
aeein delighted."
At Montgomery, Ala., it is said to bo
worth more titan a circus to see a railroad
man corner a nigger member of the Legis
lature and convince him about supporting a
railroad bill. A few dollars go further
there than you would imagine, as niggeifl
are cheap yet.?New York Democrat.
States ofton "depend for their exist
ence," not Upon intellectual freedom, etc.,
but upon intellectual torpor and stupor.
Witness these United States this day, the
3tupideet and foolisheat system over yet in
vented in the world.?Irish Citizen, I
Charles 0'Conor, the great New York
.lawyer, iB ill. r' ; '
The next holiday we shall be called upon
to enjoy will be St. Patrick's day.
When Yankees go to fasting, humiliation,
and prayer, there is always some devilry
afoot.?John A fitch el.
Rope-skipping is having a great revival
among western girls. Here it is having a
great revival among murderers.?Neic
York Express.
North Carolina imposes no restrictions
upon the marriage of first cousins, and it
lias already received several emigrants from
New Hampshire, which does.
The northern railway elevator at Toronto,
Canada, containing about 125,000 bushels
of grain and 10,000 barrels of flour, waa
destroyed by Are Tuesday. The loss is es
timated at *250,000.
A son of the "murdered General St. John
Riddell, of Louisiana, attempted to kill the
alleged murderer, Colonel Charles E. Jones,
while in the custody of the sheriff, on a
steamer at Harrisonburg, La., a few days
ago, by shooting him with a double-bar
relled gun.
[Beast] Butler's friends may feast and
praise him to their heart's content; they
will discover in the end that Jeff. Davis or
John Morrissey would be more available
candidates. Benjamin never can be Presi
dent. It is not possible even.?Cincinnati
Commercial {Republican).
Ilere is an instance of the strange ca
price which often eeizes men when called
upon to make their wills: Mr. W. E. Wil
liams, a magistrate and deputy lieutenant
of the county of Glamorganshire, in Wales,
has bequeathed his entire estate, valued at
nearly $2,000,000, to the Marquis of Bute.
Mr. Williams was in no way related to the
nobleman just named, who, as is well
known, is one of the richest men in Eng
imruN, BffiMcram,
ounce equals one onnco bean :
PILLS OF IODOFORM and IRON, xugar-coated.
For sale by
J. BLAIR, Pharmaceutist,
ft. 24 825 Broad street.
LEY, Comstnck's Rational Food. LlcMg's
ami Borden-a Beef. Corn Starch, Farina, 4c. ;
Cberrv Pectoral Troches. Brown's Troches,
Wl-t.ii-'s Lozenges. Solace Cough Drop".
WOOD A SONS, Druggists,
fp 50 Ninth and Main streets.
sold at MEADE 4 BAKER'S.
TUBES LEYASBEUR, for asthma, sold at
rAULLIMA, for headache, sold at
CIO \RKTTES-E8PIC, lor asthma, sold at
P VST1I.LER DIGESTIVES, for dyspepsia, sold
SIKOP DF. IS AI FORT IODE, and all genuine
French luotliclnal preparations, sold by
Dispensing Pharmacists,
22 P19 Main street. ..
IN CONSUMPTIVE R E M El) Y.-A ^certain
cure for consumption, bronchitis, hoarseness,
cold", coughs, asthma, chronic irritations of the
throat and lungs, and all diseases uf the bronchial
tubes arising from exposure and cold.
The orUlnal prescription was given me by Pro
fcisor Car'er V. Johnson, and Its efficiency lr
the above diseases Is confidently recommended by
l?r. J. A. Mayo.
The following certificate Is appended :
" MowAitDHViM.i:, \ a.. January 11, ls70.
o r. A'. Vase. Esq.. Richmond. V<u:
"Dear Sir. ?Several years ago I bad a very
severe cough for some time : In fu?t, 1 was given
out bv several good physicians to die with con
sumption. While in this condition I was advised
by Dr. Albert Mayo, a cousin of mine, to try your
cough svrup. and am happy to say that 1 was fully
restored. I have now n very dear frlend suffering
with a disease of the throat called laryngitis. If
vou think your medicine will reach his care, send
i'U' a bottle by packet-boat, and I will send yon
the price and freight by return mall. M itb my
nest wishes for your success, and feeling that your
laeUIeine deserves it, .
"I remain yours, respectfully. _
u(r, A. hlAYO*
Price. 50c. mid Si per bottle. None genuine
without my signature. For aale hy aH druggists,
fo 9-eodim T. R. BASS, Richmond. \a.
full Stock of HuMtEOPATllIC REMEDIES
,il\.ay s lo be yy pjgON'S Drug Store,
fy jo comer of Main and Third streets.
V J WATER on draught also Kisseuwen and
Vlehv Watero. at JOHN . ltlSOh S.
fe 10 corner of Main and Third streets.
This beautiful amber-colored cordial Is agreea
ble to t he taste, acceptable to the most delicate
6toniacli, has given universal satisfaction wher
ever Introduced, and is prescribed by the most
eminent physicians In all cases where a pleasant
and efficacious tonic Is required. .
adapted especially to gastric difficulties.
an Inestimable remedy for difficult digestion,
acidity of the stomach, nausea, and diarrhoea.
i very efficient remedy for cutaneous affections.
The trade supplied at manufacturers' prices by
fc 7 Franklin 6treet'comer Fourth.
X Bore Throat and Hoarseness, speedily cured
iy Woolfolk's Cough Syrup, prepared by HdV -
LIATAN E. DUPUY. Apothecary, 4J7 Broad
street. It gives Immediate relief In all affections
>f the luugs by produclug a free expectoration o?
las phlegm which obstructs them, thus quieting
he cough, relieving the Inflammation, and glvlug
:he diseased organs a chance to heal. Ja 11
LEATHER, &C., 4c.
This article received the premium at the State
It Is a Richmond-made article, aud Is equal lo
any and superior to most others.
It Is a fine transparent cement, uniting broken
parts firmly and Imperceptibly. Price, 23 cents
per vial. For sale b>"
fee rUKCKLL, LAPP 4 CO., Druggists.
The groat internal and external medicine will
cure headache In five minutes, tootliacho In one
minute, neuralgia, rheumatism, coughs aud cold,
cramps and ehollc, sprains, lUarrhoca, fever and
ague, cholera morbus, inflammation or the kld
ncv? piles, hums, foul stomach, and mauy other
diseases and ailments of the human body too nu
uiitoub to enumerate.
jl |, a diructte, curing diseases of llie kidney s
ami bladder : It is a tonic and stimulant, giving an
appetite and Invigorating the system; it is a dia
phoretic, causing perspiration and allaying fever;
ft is an expectorant, acting on the lungs, aud good
lu all throat aud lung diseases.
There Is uot a paiu or ache, nervous or inflam
matory, but that
will relieve, and In most Instaucos entirely cure.
It should always be used before any other remedy
Is tried, for it is almost certain In every case to be
the only thing ueeded.
Sold by all druggists, apothecaries, aud dealers
sole proprietors ?
Wholesale Druggists, Baltimore, Md.
[se IB?eoddm]
? >' ' * * - ? 1
. Hew York Stock and Money Market
NEW York, March 5?Awm.?Stoefcs steady an*
Arm. Money easy at GQfl per cent. Sterling Ej
change?Long, losf; short, loflf. Gold, iie|. 5-?'?
'<&, coupon*, 114. Tennessee fs?Ex-coupons, 5fi:
new, 48]. Virginia ff1#?Ex-coupons, 87; new, ?7 (?)
Louisiana (Ts, 63. Levee (Pa, 71J; s'a, 8L Alabam:
8's, 04; 5's, 68. Georgia 6*8, 85J; 7's, 03. Nortl;
Carolina a1#?Old, 46; new, 24*. South Carolina
a1??Old, 17; new, 80.
Evening?Money easy at 5<r$6per cent. Dis
counts steady at 7g?t per cent. Sterling Exchnng*
heavy with little demand at 10SJ. Cotton bills, 10"
Gold quiet And steady at 115J. 5-50*8,'62.
H3j. Southern Becnrltles doll.
Special telegrams to the Dispatch.
Washington, March 2, 1870.
The Income Tax.
Commissioner Delano was in conference
with the Wave and Means Committee to-daj
with a view of adjusting the machinery of
the internal revenue bill that the taxes
may be more easily collected. It seems to
be generally conceded that the income tax
will be reenacted, but reduced to three per
cent.?exemption not to exceed 82,000.
Letter and Newspaper Postage.
The House Foetal Committee gave a
hearing to Mr. Bowen to-day in favor of a
reduction of letter and newspaper postage.
The chairman informed him that he had
no doubt that the reforms suggested would
meet the approval of the committee, but
that they would not act on them until the
Senate had disposed of the bill for abolish
ing the franking privilege.
The Removal of the Brooklyn Navy
General Slocum and Representative
Starkweather, who were appointed a sub
committee to prepare a bill for the removal
of the Brooklyn navy-yard, have completed
their labors, and will submit a bill to the
Committee on Naval Affairs to-morrow. It
authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to
dispose of, by auction, after due advertise
ment, such portions as are not required for
public use, the money so received to be
covered into the Treasury. It provides for
the appointment of a board to select a site.
New London, Conn., having been already
selected by a board of officers, it is expected
that the Naval Committee will report in
favor of that place.
The Million to Portugal.
Senator Lewis, of Virginia, had another
interview with the President this morning,
when the President said he had determined
to nominate the Senator's brother for the
mission to Portugal vice Shellabarger, re
signed. Senator Lewis introduced Colonel
Dunn, of Virginia, and urged his appoint
ment as Survoyor-GencraLof Nevada.
A dispatch from Commander J. G. Walker,
of the United States steamer Sabine, to the
Secretary of the Navy announced the arrival
at Naples on the 10th of February of his
vessel. Officers and crew all well.
Mexicnn Claims.
The following circular in relation to the
Mexican claims has been issued from the
State Department:
'? Depaiitmbnt ok St vtk, )
" Washington*, February 28, 1870. j
"The convention between the Unite!
States and the Republic of Mexico of the
4th of July, 1868, provides for a final settle
ment by a joint commission of all claims
on the part of the corporations, com
panies, or private individuals, citizens
of one country against the Government
of the other, arising from injuries to
their persons or property, which may
have been presented to either Government
for its interposition with the other since the
signature of the treaty of Guadalounc
Hidalgo, between the two countries, of the
2d of February, 1848, ftud which yet re
main unsettled, as well as all such claims
as may be presented within eight nymtbs
from the day of the first meeting of the
commissioners. That period expires on the
31st day of March, 1870. The convention
also provides that all claims arising out ot
any transaction of a date prior to its ratifi
cation are to be hereafter forever barred
and inadmissible, whether presented to or
laid befoi*e the commissioners or not.
" In this state of facts it has been con
ceded by this Department as advisable not
to withhold from presentation to the com
missioners any of the claims of our citizens,
but to refer tliern to the commissioners for
decision. It has accordingly referred, and
will continue to refer, to the joint commis
sion all claims of corporations and citi
zens of this country which may be presented
in due time without special examination of
their merits. It is not, thoreforc, to be in
ferred from the fact of presentation that
the Government thereby expresses any
opinion upon the merits of the claim Re
sented cither as regards the facts of
the case, which in most instances
remain to be fully developed before the
commissioners, and of which the Depart
ment, therefore, cannot judge, or ns re
gards the principles of the law to be in
voked in their support. The responsibility
of deciding questions of fact and law rests
with the commissioners; but it has been
and is the purpose of this Department to
interpose no obstacle to the submission of
any claim with such proofs and arguments
in its support as the claimants may furnish.
" Claimants desiring further information
are referred to Hublcy Aston, Esq., the
agent and counsel of the United States, who
is to be addressed at No. 355 II street,
Washington, D. C.
[Signed] " Hamilton Frsn,
" Secretary of State."
The Tobacco Tax?Stamps, dc.
^ A large delegation of the members of the
National Association of Tobacco Dealers,
headquarters at New York, were at the
Revenue Bureau to-day, and had a lengthy
interview with Commissioner Delano. They
urged upon the Commissioner the adoption
of a uniform tax of sixteen cents a pound
on tobacco ; also, free stamps for all old to
bacco on hand at the time of the passage of
the present law; also, additional facilities
fer bonded tobacco; also, that the Govern
ment refund all money paid by stamps on
the old stock of tobacco on hand previous to
the present law.
The Commissioner promised to consider
them all.
These gentlemen propose to have an in
terview with the Committee of Ways and
Means at 2 o'clock to-day.
The National Association of School
The delegates attending the Convention
of the National Association of School Su
perintendents, in session in this city, paid
their respects to President Grant. Among
them were Joseph White, of Massachusetts;
B. G. Northrop, of Connecticut; S. S. Ash
ley, of North Carolina ; J. Manly, of Vir
ginia ; H. Barnard, Commissioner of Edu
Mr. Wickersham said that the delegates
had done themselves the honor to call and
pay their respects to the President and
thank him for his proper allusion to the
progress of education in his last annual
The President replied that ho felt honored
by the call of those present, and ho would
hore state that he was warmly in favor of
, the education of all classes of'the people.
By educating the masses you obtain the
in oat solid foundation for the permanency
of the institutions of republicanism. The
Association, he said, had his good withes.
The Late Oneida Disaster.
No dispatches were received at the Navy
or State Department to-day in relation to
late disaster to the Bloop-of-war Oneida.
State Dinner.
The President gave another State dinner
this evening. Those comprising tho din
ner party were the President and Mrs.
Grant, Senators Drake, Bnyor, Edmunds,
and Pratt, with their ladies; Senators
Conkling, Hamilton, Howard, Lot M. Mor
rill, and Corbett; Congressmen Ames,
Calkin, Cake, Coburn, Cook, Farnsworth,
Laflin, and SheWcn, with their ladies;
Congressmen Hambleton, Houghton, "Wil
liam Lawrence, Sidney, Clarke, O'Neill,
md Meyers.
Low of Steamers, Life, and Property.
Mr. N. B. Devereaux, Chief of Steam
boat Inspection, has made a report to Se
cretary Boutwell, from which the following
is obtained in regard to the loss of steam
ers, life, and property, throughout the
United States during tho year 1869 : Ex
plosions, 11; steamers lost by fire, 39 ; col
lisions of a serious character, 24 ; steamers
lost by wreck and foundering, 28; steam
ers lost by snags and other obstructions,
30; lives lost, 583; amount of property
lost, $3,434,000?of this amount there was
lost in the western waters 59 steamers, 340
lives, and $1,848.93 worth of property.
The Disability Dill.
Senate bill No. 430, with House amend
ments, for relieving persons from legal and
political disabilities, which paesed the
Senate last week, has had a tortuous path
to travel. After the House amendments
had been adopted Senator Wilson made a
motion to reconsider tho vote by which the
Senate concurred. Thus tho matter
stood up to a few moments of adjourn
ment on Friday last, when Mr. Wilson
withdrew his motion. At the next meeting
of the Senate, last Monday, Mr. Sumner
entered a motion to reconsider, and that
motion is now pending. It appears that
the North Carolina senators (Pool and
Abbott) insist on striking out the names of
Clingman and Leech, which are included in
the bill, and that these senators are in
turn urged to the opposition to Clingman
and Leech by two members of the House
from North Carolina (Messrs. Lash and
Jones), who fear that if the disabilities of
Clingmau and Leech be removed they will
run for Congress in their several districts
and defeat the present incumbents.
Senator Johnston gave notice to-day that
he would to-morrow insist upon a vote
upon the motion to reconsider. The pro
bability is that the motion will be voted
Senator Johnston will leave hero to-mor
row for Richmond, where lie will remain
until Monday.
Disabilities Removed.
Senator Lewis's bill for removing the
disabilities of Mr. Harnsberger, member
of the Virginia Legislature from the county
of Rockingham, and Mr. Nicholas K. Trout,
of Staunton, passed th# Senate to-day.
The Consideration of Mr. Bradloj s
The Senate went into executive session
this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and continued
until near 5. A lurge number of consular
and other nominations were considered, but
most of the time was consumed upon tho
nomination of Mr. Bradley for Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court. About the
same position for and against the nomina
tion was manifested as in the discussion
yesterday, but it was discovered that if Mr.
Bradley should be confirmed lie would re
move-^ithin tho territory embraced in the
southern judicial circuit. It was also
stated that the President is not particularly
desirous of the confirmation of Mr. Brad
lev, and that if the nomination be post
poned another name would be sent to the
Senate. Finally, a motion was made to
postpone further consideration until the
21st instant, which was carried by a vote of
28 to 22.
The Decision Relative to Captured
and Abandoned Property.
Over $15,000,000 worth of property is
involved in the decision of tho Supreme
Court of last Monday relative to abandon
ed and captured property in the South.
The decision of the court overrules nearly
every point maintained in the Treasury
Department for the past four years, and
turns over to the southern claimants the
above-named sum of money.
j?r. Segar'M Case to be Decided To
The Committee on Elections will to-mor
row finally vote upon the claim of Mr.
Segar to a seat in the House us a member
at large for Virginia. This is to determine
?whether he was regularly elected, but it is
understood if the committee decide that the
election was regular they will recommend
that a law be passed immediately legalizing a
member at large for the State, there being
no law now authorizing such member.
ttcCiarrahau's Case.
The McGarrahan case has beon under
consideration by the House Judiciary Com
mittee for about a week, during which time
immense documentary and other proofs
have been produced and elaborate argu
ments by counsel for and against the claim.
There have been some astonishing develop
ments, showing fraud to deprive McGarra
han of his rights. The facts will be given
by the committee in their regular report.
The Sale of Cadetmhips.
Butler of Tennessee to-day filed an
amended statement with the Military Com
mittee tending to exculpate him from the
cbaTge of improper sale of cadctships, but
it does not satisfy the committee, who, it is
said, will to-morrow make a report to tlio
House recommending that Butler be ex
Mr. Brothcrton, of Ohio, was examined
in the Mungen case, and testified to the
fuct that Anderson, the father of the boy
appointed by Mungen, paid to one AVilton
and himself three hundred dollars for the
appointment, but that Mungen did not re
ceive any of the money, nor was he ad
vised of the payment of a consideration for
the cadetship.
What Wbittemore Intends to l>o.
Whittemore leaves here to-morrow morn
ing for his district in South Carolina to
commence the canvass for a reelection to
the House. He takes with him a large sum
of money to aid in his election, the funds
haying been subscribed by Republican
senators and others. He says he has re
ceived numerous dispatches from prominent
men in his district proffering support, and
assuring him that he can be reflected. On
the other hand, it is eaid that Republican
members of tbo House discountonauco
Whittemore'fl effort fo be reflected; tat'
that he will bo prosecuted tmder thV
statute, making bis acta as to cadetshipi
punishable by fine and imprisonment. A
verdict and judgment of guilty would dis
qualify Mr. Whittemore from holding office.
Sumner's Speech on the Funding: Bill.
Senator Sumner's speech this afternoon
upon the funding bill was elaborate anr
peculiar. There was nothing of origina'
plan, but much of original and impractica'
theory. A Large portion of his argument
was a refinement of the arguments oi
others, and gave evidence of effort to moke
a distinction from the Boutwell proposi
tions for funding the debt, without any dif
ference in idea though varying as to divi
sions of time for final payment.
Sir. Sumner failed to arrest close atten
tion, but often sought to enforce it by call
ing senators to account for whispering and
talking to one another whilst the Great Sii
Oracle was holding forth. At one time
Secretary Fish and Senator Conkling were
complained of whilst they were in earnest
consultation in toneB too low to be heard by
any but themselves. Then Senators Chan
dler and Ramsey came in for rebuke.
Next, Senator Lewis and a friend,
got a rap over the knuckles for daring
to forget that the Great Massachusetts
Senator was making what would be ad
vertised as a great financial speech. This
pettish, irritable conduct on the part of
Sumner amused his few listeners, but failed
to command undivided attention, nor did
he make converts to his proposition to
discriminate in favor of certain bonds
which he elegantly domominatcd "fly-bown
bonds." Wallace.
The Fight between Edwards and
Colly or?Edwards the Victor.
Special telegram to the Dispatch.
Washington, March 2,1870.
The fight between Edwurds and Colyer
for the light-weight championship and one
thousand dollars took place near Loudon
this morning. About a thousand specta
tors wcro present, including the most noted
roughs in tho country?Reddy the Black
smith, Kit Burns, and others. Collyer was
knocked out of time after forty-one rounds
were fought, and was badly punished.
Barney Aaron was his second. Dooney
Harris and Bob 'Smith acted for Edwards.
The fight was a game one from beginning
to end. Time, 45 minutes. There was no
rioting among the crowd. T.
Associated Pres9 telegrams.
New York, March 2.?Edwards to-day
whipped Sam Collycr in forty-five minutes,
knocking him out of time on the forty-first
W aphinotos, March 2.?Senate.?
A resolution was introduced and laid
over for future consideration requiring the
President Jo communicate whether any
measures h ire been taken to suppress the
slave traffic on the coati of Africa.
The funding bill was discussed.
Mr. Sumner, in a long printed speech,
dissented from the views of the Finance
Committee in regard to the nature of the
bonds in which the debt should bo funded.
House.?The Indian appropriation bill
was discussed. Concerning the treaties
with the Indians Mr. Butler stated that
since the adoption of the fifteenth amend
ment all were unconstitutional uud void.
The Little Rock (Ark.) land grant was
Mr. Spjjwr's Case?The Disability Bill
Hangs Fire.
Washington*, March 2.?The Hbuse Elec
tion Committee will vote on the case of Mr.
Joseph Segar, of Virginia, to-morrow. The
sub-committee on the Louisiana elections
will report to-morrow.
Last Monday, the Hcnate being in execu
tive session, Mr. Sumner moved that the
doors be opened for a moment, and during
this unnoticed open session of about one
minute, he entered a motion to reconsider
the vote on the passage of the so-called
omnibus disability bill, and that motion is
still pending. The motive assigned for this
uction is to reach the case of ex-Senator
Clingruan, of North Carolina, who is among
the persons whose disabilities are to be re
moved by the bill.
The disability bill, which was thought to
have gone through all right, still hangs
fire in the Senate, Mr. Sumner having re
newed his motion to reconsider, while Mr.
Wilson withdrew.
The impression is Htrong that the Senate
will confirm Bradley's nomination.
Various Items.
Washington, March 2.?The revenue
receipts to-day were over $729,000.
Tho Committee on Printing has com
menced investigating the charges against
Public Printer Clapp.
It is the impression in navy circles that
some other vessel than the Bombay struck
the Oneida, and that loth went down.
Mr. Butler will press the Georgia adrais
siou bill as soon as the appropriation bills
are disposed of.
The President to-day nominated Charles
Ii. Lewis, of Rockingham county, Va., for
the position of Minister Resident at Portu
Governor Bullock, of Georgia, addressed
the Judiciary Committee this morning.
The Senate confirmed Ilaynes E. Hudson
attorney for the western district of Tcnnes
eee; John Eaton, of Tennessee, commis
sioner of education; Armistead Burwell
attorney for the southern district of Missis
sippi; William H. Hyall receiver of tiublic
moneys at New Orleans; Henry C. Myers
register of the land office at Natchitoches,
La.; Charles H. Prince, postmaster at Au
gusta, Ga.; and Thomas F. Wilson consul
at Matamoras.
Mr. Whittemore, of South Carolina, says
his friends in that State havo arranged for
a scries of public meetings in his district,
which will be addressed by biin in vindica
tion of bis conduct in the disposal of the
cadetship. His object is to arrange for his j
reelection to Congress.
The Senate, in executive session to-day,
postponed till March 21st tho nomination of
Bradley, of New Jersey, as Associate Jus
tice of tho Supreme Court by a vote of 30
to 20. This gives time for the passage of
tho new law, which will give Louisiana,
Texas, and Mississippi, a Judge resident
within that district. Mr. Kellogg took a
prominent part in defeating the confirma
tion of Bradley.
The report of the Committee on the
Judiciary* in the esse of Tenncssoe states
in effect that the Legislature of 1868
was legal; that the Government then
organized was permanent; that the re
cent reorganization of the Legislature
was unwarranted by law?first, in the
control and direction of its proceedings by
Harris; second, in the exclusion from
taking the oaths and from their seats of
four members elect who offered to swear in,
and in tho seating of the persons not having
a majority of tho votes of the electors. The
committee feel justified -in omitting to re
commend any further legislation in toe
Steamer Destroyed.
San Francisco, March 2.?The eteamer
Golden City wua totally loet near Point St.
LouLs, but all on board and the treasure
and baggago were saved.
Interest on irortlt Carolina Bond*.
Raleich, N. C., March 2.?The bill re
' pealing all acta of the last Legislature au
I thorizing special tax bonds, or requiring
i taxes to be leviod to pay iuterost on those
Sondf, has passed the Legislature by lifg*
aftjodifei.KThe House of Delegate bft,
>y a largo majority* refused to provide for
;ho payment of any interest either 00 do
it new bonds. '
Adjournment ?f tbe Sooth Cuslln
Columbia, 8. C., March 2.?The Legiek
tore adjourned last night. The bill to au
thorize tbe investment of trust funds ia
itate bonds became a law. An appropria
*'?*? was also mode to pay the State debt ia
London, March 2.?Lord Redeetatl's bill
to amend the Irish Church laws jpaseed to a
second reading in the House of Cdnmooa
last night; ?
Mr. Gladstone opposed the bill to aid
emigration, and it was defeated?68 to 57.
There is much indignation in sporting
circles, caused by the belief that the result
of the Sadler and Heath boat-race was pro
arranged for betting purposes.
The underwriters still accept risks on
the overdue steamer City of Boston at 60
per cent.
Berlin, March 2.?Bismarck, in a long
speech in the Reichstadt, opposed the aboli
tion of doath penalties, but the body, not
withstanding, passed the bill abolishing
them by 37 majority.
Rome, March 2.?For the first time since
1850 the police permit musks at the carni
val. The weathor is unfavorable.
Paris, March 2.?Later nows from Para
guay states that Lopez, though somewhat
weakened by desertions, still holds bis
ground against the allies.
Munich, March 2.?Count Brogben ia
forming a new Cabinet.-.
Ttae Lorn of the Oneida?Further
London, March 2.?Fifty-six of the offi
cers and crew of the Oneida were pioked
up by the Bombay's boats.
Yokohama, January 31, tia 5an .FVun
cisco, March 1.?The most terrible accident
and horrible exhibition of inhumanity
known in the East occurred about twenty
miles down this coast at half-past 6 o'clock
on the evening of January 24th. The
United States steamer Oneida, homeward
bound, collided with the British Peninsular
and Oriental iron mail 6tcamer Bombay,
Captain Arthur Wolls Birne.
The Bombay struck the Oneida on her
starboard quarter, carrying away her poop
deck, cutting off her whole stern, and run
ning one of her timbers entiiely through
the bows of the Bombay at her watei-line.^
Three times the Oneida hailed the Bombay
with "Ship ahoy," "Stand by," and
" You've cut us down," blew her whistle,
and fired her guns; all of which theoffioero
of the Bombay say they did not hear, al
though the guns wero distinctly heard at
this port, two miles away.
The Oneida went down stern foremost in
twenty fathoms water with twenty officers
and fifty men.
The Captain of tho Bombay did not stop
for those on board, nor did he on his arrival
here report tbe accident or inform the au
thorities. The first known here of the ac
cident was the next morning, when Dr.
Suddurd, tbe surgeon of the Oneida, and
fifteen of her crew, arrived here on foot.
Only two cutters were available on the ill
fated ship, and tho officers almost to a man
refused to take them while a man remained
o.i board.
Cuba?Surrender of an Inaurgeat
Havana, March 2.?Napoleon Aroxer,
the insurgent General who originated the
rebellion, has voluntarily surrendered him
self to the authorities at Los Minae with
?evonty men. He promises to come to Ha
vana to confer with the Captain-General as
to tbo best meuns of ending the insurrec
tion without further bloodshed.
Tbo rebels havo burned some warehouses
at Incaro.
Havana, February 26, via Key Went,
March 1.?A letter from Santiago deCuba,
dated February 18, gives the following ao
count of the trial and execution of mem
bers of the Cuban Junta of that city:
" Eighteen well-known citizens, charged
with belonging to the Cuban Junta, were
arrested and taken to an obscure place at
San Juan, fifteen miles from this city,
where they were tried by court-martial,
convicted of treason, and sentenced to
death. They were not allowed assistance
of counsel nor the privilege of summoning
witnesses in their defence. They were exe
cuted soon after their trial. Among them
were two American citizens?John Francis
Partnonda and Charles Danncy, a native of
the United States."
Financial and Commercial.
Grain and Flour Market.
Corn and Flock Kxchanob, I
Richmond, Va., March a, im. \
Wheat.?White. 70 bushels. Red. 396 bushel*.
Oorn?White. Ma bushel*. Mixed, 100 bushels.
Oats.?Ste bushels.
WheaL- White, 70 bu*h le prime at $1.40, Bed.
212 bushel* very good at *1.30; 2S bushels mlx-d at
*1.20; 2 bushels very Inferior at *1; W bushels In
ferior ac *l. 15 ; 60 bush-la rood at *1.29 : 14 bushels
at *1.27) total, 3'Ji bushels.
Corn?White, 478 bushels prime at Me. MnA
60 busnels at 95c.; So bushels at 9tc?total, 100 hash
Wheat.?Red. 23 bushels.
Corn?Mixed, so bushels.
Oats.?102 bushels.
Domestic Markets? [By Telegraph].
Nkw York, March 2?Soon.?Flour rather mom
steady. Wheat quiet and unchanged. Cora
steidy. l'ork Ann ; mess, $10. Lard quiet at 14*
fcltjc. Cotton, 23(c., and easier. Turpcathta
lower at 44)c. Rosin drooping at $L0C&<B1? for
strained. Freights dull. * ^
Evening?Cotton lower; sales. 1,800 bales at
23c. (or uplands. Kl?ur steadier; rood to eboloe
southern, *6.15^5*9,75. Wheat closed lc. lower.
New Core Arm ; old dull, l'ork, *2Sfi*:o.M, Laid
Armer; kettle, [email protected])c. Whiskey unchanged.
Naval Stores lieary.
Baltimore, Marrh 2?Cotton dull at ttfe.
Flour quiet and unchanged: Howard-Street so
lierAoe, t4.75&45, Ilownrd Street extra, $* It A
$?<: Howard-Street fam'ly *9 22<?*7. Wheat firm:
Peuusylvania, $2.24^5*1.26. Corn Arm; white,
93f?S5c.; yellow. 8Jo. l'ork quiet at $37.60. Bacon
quiet; rlbhMes, 15):. Lord quiet at 164c. Whis
kev dull at *lf?#1.0l.
Virginia s s, old. (t bid, 64 a>ked; 1MT*. HI
bid, C5asked; lS?*7*e, 68 asked. North Carolina
6"s, new, 22 bid
Cincinnati, March ??Whiskey drooping at
04<$94?c. l'ork Arm at *27. Lard dull at 140110?
Locisville, March 2?Pork, $27.50. Lard
Fierce, 16c.; keg, 17c. Whiskey, raw, m?mc.
Wilmington, N. C.. March 2?Spirits Tnrpoo*
Charleston, March 2.?Cotton dull and littla
doing at 23c,: receipts, 5o? bales; export*, 2,434
bales; Bales, 106 bales; stock, :4,<3i balsa.
ACGUST.i. OA., March * ?Cotton closed 0*1*1
with a slight decline; middlings, tote.; receipt*,
814 bales.
Savannah. March 2?Cotton?Factors mt tbo
demand, aud thero was a good &??ln?ss donaat
211c.; receipts I,lt4 bales ; exports, t,48* kid,
sales, l,7M bales; stock, a 7*4 bale*.
downward; .
hales; stork.
New Orleans, March 2?Cotton quirt and
wcakatnwptth*.; receipts, a.574 balm; export*,
741 Dales; ?.?? bates ; stock, 167,810 halo*.
? s ?? in i ?
Foreign Marketa-[BY Tclxoxats].
London. March3?Noon.? Conscl*, H) United
States bond*. 81). Tallow. Us.
? on i>on, March 2? Keening?Ceniol*,
United atatos t-lu's,
UIYBbpoou M?rch t-Roon.?Cotton dull; no
lands. liquid : Orteau*. ujd. BroAdrtaCtaelrt,
_ Livnaroou, March Cotton wosad
| irregular: uplands. [email protected] l)d.i Orleans, U*l]
talcs SM*? bales, including *, wo tor ax part and
! speculation.
i Paris, March L-Bourw opoa*4 8m i!*?<*??
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