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Mentli ol Johu ItlNliop.
Wo are greatly pained to announce tl
dpath of thin iiioit estimable citizen th
morning. The particulars of hin nuddt
taking otr will In* found in our local new
Hin lamp of life went out in a twinklin
and vet not in a way, perhaps, that 1
would have ordered otherwise had
been given to him tochoone. Mr. Bistu
lived an honest life, lie had long co
templated the momentoiiH problem
death, and bin mind was made up to me
liiit fate calmly whenever it might cou
to him. lie waa in hi* 60th year nine
lint October.
It baa been a lung time since a deal
iu our midst ha-t called forth auch u gei
eral and sincere expression of sorro*
The deceased was a man whom almoi
everybody knew, and whom none cvf
knew nave to respect. He wan a man t
thorough principle?honest and uprigl
in every instinct of bis nature?above a
meanness or aordidnew?genial, kindl
andBVUinatluMic ?fmnl of hid friends iui
generous toward every hauiun beinj
Upon him, we cnu truly nay, nature hat
set her neal "to give the world assuranc
of h man." lie looked the good man ths
he wan. Hih line intellectual expressio
comported well with the modest and In
uigiuint a*pert of his whole face. N
wonder hi* friends all loved him and th
whole community re*pa-ted him.
Mr. Bishop lm?l lived in this city froi
boyhood?was identified for a generatio
with alinont every enterprise of impor
tance?had experienced his full Hhare c
the vicissitudes ot life?Lad heen well o
and then very poor, and then again i
comfortable circumstances, anil yet in a
the?o changing scenes had preserved tli
same genial and kindly nature and th
same good character in the face of all tl;
world. Take him all in all and he was
rare man. lie was an uuallcrted ph
losopner, without any ol the stoicism u
asceticism of iu:iny philosophical mind
lie had a keen appreciation of every thin
that was natural anil beautiful. He love
dowers and had a highly cultivated tasl
for all the mysteries of botany, minera
ogy' and geology. JJo man possess*
more accurate information, a# far as li
pretended to know anything in thin di
rection, and ho could always express hiu
?elf clearly and forcibly. Hud he ei
joyed early advantages, he would hai
attained excellence in scientific pumuit
Not having tlienc advantages, he wan :t
entirely self-made man, ami courte
knowledge from the pure love of it. W
shall always remember him an a fon
friend and a good man, whom it was on
pleasure to know intimately, and wli
left the world very much the better an
none the worse for his having lived in i
Peace and honor to his memory !
W?'Nt Virginia at the 4'euteuiita
We are indebted to Mayor Sweent
for a copy of the report of the Sta
board of CentenninI Manager* to tl
Governor, by which we are informed
the disposition of the $20,000 apjvropi
ated by the State to West Virginia's pa
in the great exhibition at PJiiladelpbi
during the Centennial. The expenses al
tending the getting up and maintainanc
of the .State'* exhibit were as followi
Salaries, $2,890 95; expensed, treighti
hauling, labor, Ac., $5,763 70; printing
$-1,8011 00; buildings and grounds, $0,71!
40; furniture and cases, $1,857 80. Makin
a total of $21,088 55.
The buildings were sold after the e:
hibition for $900, and a part of the fu
niture for $410 08, leaving the net expei
ces at $19,687 58. The details of the v:
peases are on file in the Governor's olli<
together with the vouchers for the sain
Mayor Sweeney, n* chairman of tl
State board, expresses the opinion the
the State has been and will continue I
i? li j.i r-~ i? >
iic ncu rcjmiu lur iier uui'riu expenu:
tare at the Exhibition. On thin point I
remark* an follow in his report:
"The display made by the State of Wei
Virginia was very creditable to her an
has excited the interest and attention n<
only of her own citizens, but also that <
capitalists and residents of other StaU
and countries. It needed the posith
evidence shown by the State exhibit I
convince all of the immense wealth i
coal, iron, timber, salt, wool, tobacci
grain, grasses; indeed in every valnabl
product of the mine and soil which all
possesses. Already many inquiries hav
been made by persons looking to the pui
chiwe of lands with the intention of 1<
eating within the State, and the boar
desires to urge, through yonr Excellenc;
the great necessity and propriety of soni
action by the legislature localise a thoi
ough geological survey of the State to I
undertaken, and a more complete an
full report of her resources to be mail
than the Centennial Hoard has succeede
in doing. The board is fully aware tin
it will involve great expense and will I
the work of years, but it must have
beaming, and moderate steps can I
taken at this time to projectile a survc
and follow up the Centennial work witl
out involving a serious outlay of ntonc
for the next two or three years."
This matter of a geological survey i
the State is not a new proposition, hi
its revival at this time, in this report
the State Centennial board, is prop
enough, and we trust will receive atte
lion at the hands of the Legislature. V
are not prepared to say that such n su
vey should be ordered immediately, bi
it is nevertheless a project worthy of i
vestigation. The over production
mineral wealth in some parts of tl
country has put a damper on the spir
of development at points not posssea
ing very decided natural advantngi
both for mining and shipping, ai
it is difficult to attract attention in tl
ordinary way to such resources as We
Virginia possesses in this matter of mil
erals. Thoso resources have been tole
ably well advertised through the Centei
nial Exhibition, and but for the tlepre
nion that broods so heavily over the ire
interests of the world would be likely I
receive practical attention from capita
i*t*. Until there is a decided recovet
in the iron business throughoi
the United States we need ni
look for this sort of attention froi
capitalists. Too much capital is invest
ed elsewhere at this time, at points a
cessible by rail and water, to warrant th
opening up of new fields.
> and iron intereata by the formidable com_
petition that now exintu in more highlydeveloped
regions. The competition in
je the matter of tranaportation inauch,both
jH by wnter and rail, that the rich orea
,n of Miaaouri can be brought to
thift city for the low price of
^ $2 25 to $2 50 per ton, a* against $t> 00 to
$7 IK) per ton three or four yeara ago.
jt The orea of Lake Superior are brought i
( here at the same low rate, and at this
n> point they not only meet cheap fuel but
()f their manufactured product ia immediel
ately in market when produced.
le There have been recent effort* made i
,e by partiea connected with the ore inter- i
eata of the Chesapeake & Ohio road i
I, to coin)H?te with the preaent status |
j. of these foreign orea at thin and other ;
v manufacturing pointa, but their aucceaa i
has not been very encouraging. So long 1
T as this ia the caae no amount of geograph- i
,[ ical surveys can overcome the difficulty i
lt that aurrounda the development ot our i
U West Virginia mineral resources. Their
y development will bo a matter ot alow
t{ growth, and muat iu the nature of
, thinga go through a aort of local I
j embryotic period of developement, auch 1
u aa has characterized the aucceaaful growth '
lt of manufactures all over the country.
n Cheap narrow gauge railroada, auch uh
j. are now agitated at sundry pointa in the
0 interior, will greatly aaaiat in this dee
velo|wment, and without these we will
not soon be able to compete with, the
u favored localities to which we have allud- |
.. ed.
II . - '
Aiiollivr thing is also necessary, and J
(j thai is the extinguishment of present
jj. troubles in regard to land titles. No inn
ducements presented by a geographical
U survey can ever overcome the fears and 1
e prejudices of capitalists against entering ,
e upon the development of localities where,
as coon as the soil becomes valuable, a
le , '
u suit of ejectment is liable to be com.
menced. The fact that wholesale suits of i
)r this character are pending in some noun- 1
ties, such as those recently described by 1
g Mr. SpurlocU, of Wayne county, must j
tl very materially relird the development <
,0 of West Virginia. The first duty of our '
j legislators is to put an end to the land 1
l(l title litigation that thus far has been
(e the curse of our State. legislation
to this end is a greater necessity than
j. u geographicul survey. I
1 Another MeetiiiE in Hit* Intere*!
'e ot the TiiNritruwuN Valley ?1 I
s. Wheeling ltuilrouri.
m A second meeting in the interest of the '
d completion of this road to thift city was
'e held at theQrant House last night. The
(1 attendance was much larger than on the
ir first occasion. The railroad company I
io was represented by two of its ollicers, 1
(1 Mr. Card, the Superintendent, and Judge
t. Tyler, the Attorney. There wore present ,
also a number of the leading citizens of
j Bridgeport. Mr. John K. Hubbard oc"
cupied the chair. The s|>eakers we're
V Judge Tyler, Mr. Card, Judge Cochran, j
Capt. McLure, Dr. Logan, Prof. J. Alex"
ander, Henry 1C. List, and others. A |
decided interest in the completion of the
road to Bridgeport was manifested, and n 1
ri Committee whs appointed to call on our j
[a leading munufacturerH and merchant* ]
'* and urge their attendance at the meeting ?
e < to be held ut the Second Branch Council j
4' Chamber on Saturday night next at 7 .
'* o'clock. This committee consists of Dr. 1
J' Logan, CapL John McLure and D. C. j
"" Lint, jr. These gentlemen will formally 1
? notify citizens of the meeting at the
Council Chamber and request their pre*- i
c" ence on Saturday evening at the hour
r" appointed. \
c- Water Hunts.?In the Second Branch 1
re of Council on Tuesday evening a reHolu- ,
e. tion was offered looking to the enlarge- \
le ment, by ordinance, of the powers of the <
it Collector, so as to authorize him to Bhut 1
lo oil'the supply of water from parties who
i- fail to pay the rents assessed upon them,
le After a long ami, as it proved, useless
argument against the reference of the
*t bill, it was sent, as designed, to the Com('
mittee on Ordinances. The total lack of 1
flexibility in the large proportion of the
>8 cnuncilmanic mind is something prodigfe
iotts. It seems to l>e the rule that com- 1
0 mittees are a sort of machiiio which miihi
" be set to a particular gauge by means of
jj certain specific in struclions, which can- ,
le not be departed from. There must be no i
'e Intitule, no freedom, for fear the machine
may run wild. Some of the members (
,j seemed to think that the Collector is or
jr, may be an extremely strict constrnce
tionist, and therefore feel himself comr*
pelled to exercise the full scojm of his
,1 powers inexorably, to the oppression of !
le the poor. i
4 Ily the way, this everlasting twaddle i
about the poor is becoming just a little [
a worn?a little too thin. Charity, the [
>e greatest of the three virtues, is often a won- ,
7 derfully cheap cloak in which to parade ?
a character for bencvolence. It doesn't |
cost a Councilman anything as a rule, !
of for it is generally manifested at the exit
pense of the city.
of As to the resolution itself, we venture j
er to aflirm that the Committee on Ordi- ,
n- nances will rccognize that the object
i'e sought, namely, the full collection of the
r- water rent, will not be accomplished by (
at an ordinance framed in accordance with '
n- the resolution.
of In a very large number of instances,
ie one hydrant is made to do duty for two
it houses and in a few cases not less than
a- half a dozen families draw their supply <
es of water from a common source. Sup- <
id pose one, two, or more of such parties
ie fail or refuse to pay their water assess
Bt rnent. Of what avail would be the an- ;
b- thority to cut ofl' the supply of water so '
p. long as a single party pays his rent? All
ii- this is written to suggest that if those
s- who profess to have the poor under their ,
in special guardianship really desire to
to demonstrate a disinterested charity, they
1- should favor an ordinance assessing the
y water rent on the property and not on
it the tenant. This is the plan adopted, 1
>t if we are not misinformed, in
ji Philadelphia, where it in ?aid every dol- i
- lar of the revenues is collected. An or- J
q. dinance to this effect would put the ,
o water revenues upon a substantial buis,
the property of the city. The matter of I
cuarnT would ue iniuonwnrui unu annus
of the landlords to be dispensed by them
according to (heir largnes* and liberality.
Upon the property plan of assessing
water rent there would only remain to be 2
collected oil* the tenant, by the City Col- r
lector, the fit) cents assessment made
upon each member of the family as per
ordinance. The instances would likely yj
be few in which this tax would fail to be
collected and the City Collector would
be relieved from the odium, if any such
there be, incurred in a rigid enforcement
of the water ordinance as now existing. ^
As suggested by a member of Council, (l
& plan which would secure the collection
of all the revenue from water would se- o)
cure a reduction in price, and result in a tc
general benefit to all the citizens. We \\
may add that it would also bankrupt in
many property owning ward politicians, t!i
whose Btock in trade 1s the professed ai
championship of the poor as ugain9t the th
crushing hand of the municipal authorities.
Ouu telegrams announce that the Ohio gu
Legislature, after having passed the com- St
[inlsory education bill, yesterday recoil- ar
lidered their action and laid the bill on
the table.
m _ ar
Tin: F.WrF,?\ 4|l I.S I IOV. re
lir.LOKADt;, February lfv?-Servian ap- to
iieal for advice from Kussia remains ?,
L.naw.?.i I. ??* O?
lias been abandoned by Russia on the
price of Auatriau acquiescence or co- ar
operation in Ruaaia'a policy, because if
Servia is quieted a ureal cause of rest- it
lessness among the Slavs in Hungary wi
would be removed. It is probable that tj,
Russia will not adopt a similar course W|
toward Montenegro, but will put her !
forward as the champion of the Turkish W1
Christian*. er
London, February 15.?The bullion iu ^
Lhe Bank of England has increased ?01,- ' 1
D00 the pa.<t week. The proportion of re- "
serve to liabilities is 40J per cent. of
The Court of the Queen'* Bench ban hi
{ranted a rule that the magistrates show j,j
. ause why they hIiouUI not hear tlieSlade- a
Spiritualist cose on its merits, holding
that his conviction was not properly re
(in ashed. 1,8
II\ua. in
Home, February 15.?The interview [j1
l>etween the Pope and the timperor of .
Brazil was marked by extreme cordiality. Ia%
The Emperor showed much emotion and hi
threw himself at the feet of the Pope, de
The Empress was received with great ell
>:indue88 by the Holy Father.
Paris, February 15.?Thirty corpses,
'rightfully mutilated, have ho far been
recovered from tlie coal mine at(iraisses. tit
A terrible boiler explosion occurred at II
Barro in a steel works. Several workmen th
were killed and many badly injured. t0
Ohio Legislature. !,j
Columbus, February 15.?In the Senate 8j,
x vote, by which the compulsory education
bill was passed yesterday, was .
reconsidered and the bill laid on the ta- ,n
ble. m
Bilh were introduced to repeal the sec- an
lions of the municipal code, which allow mi
i municipal corporation to issue bonds jjj
in anticipation of taxes, to increase the Bt(
lumber of commissioners to codify the
itatute, Irorn ;; to d. directing them to
complete their work by the 1st of next I"
Jet.; to provide that lands Bold under exicution
shall not be sold for less than ap- (*<
praised value; to campel railroad com- He|
panics to keep a list of their stockholders je
it the principal oflices in Ohio, and to
provide for the service by publication in
iction against stockholders of such com- ce
panies io'enforce*their statutory liability. aB
In the House a bill was introduced to Sc
illow any incorporated company to enter be
into the business ot manufacturing and \y
lupplying gas to cities and villages, and flC|
lo allow such companies to lay pipes in ?
the street on giving satisfactory security
md to forbid municipal corporations to
?nter into gas contracts for a longer term mi
than 5 years. A]
Weather Indications*. ^
war dkpabtoiwt, ) .
Wasuinuton, D. C., Februtrj If'..?1 a. m.J fig
For TtMinesssee and the Ohio Valley,
*outli winds, warmer cloudy and rainy .
weather, followed by westorly winds, r"
lower temperature and riding barometer. '
For the Upper Mississippi and Lower do
Missouri Valley, cooler north and north- tin
west winds, rising barometer and gener- toil
ly clear weather. re,
ForJUnper Lakes, rising barometer, q.
west winds, with partly cloudv and Kenerilly
cooler* weather.
For Lower Lakes, warmer, southwest ?'
winds, cloudy weather, with rain or snow
mid generally falling barometer. wa
Indian.* Raiding Stock. an
Dkadwooiv, D. T., February 15.?l)ur- c|?
ing last week a number of reports of In- *
Hail depredations have been received
froui the small towns adjacent here. To- m(
Jay these rumors assumed an alarming
sspect, and the news of simultaneous at- ho
Lacks in diflerent directions leads to the
belief that the Indians are surrounding f0]
this vicinity. A large cattle train was to<
:aiitured near Butte yesterday. Fletch- .
ers herd of mules were also captured in
the same vicinity. The Montana ranche, ur'
11 short distance from here, was attacked
about the same time, the Indians captur- q(
ing all the stock. Wigginton's herd of
horses near Crook City was captured, |A|
Wigginton wounded, and his assistant j>c
killed. Considerable stock in the vicinity
of Spear Run was run oil'. t|l(
Marine Intelligence. ^
New York, February 15.?Arrived?
Steamer Anchoria from Glasgow, and Ne- th
irada from Liverpool. as
l'uiLAUKLPniA,February 15.?Arrived
?Steamer LordClive from Liverpool.
Queenhtown, February 15.?Arrived
?Steamer Wyoming from New York.
New York. February 15.?Arrived?
Reamers Chila, from Liverpool, and
Canada, from Hull. J*
San Francisco,February 15.?Arrived
?Ships Big .Benania, from Liverpool;
Humboldt, from Queenstown, and tho 'a
British ship Marv B, Lundell, from J'e
Cork. '!
? sli
?iod in Hi* Oil.
Newark, N. J., February 15.?Keg&n, JJ1'
who was sentenced to be hanged to-day, \
with Oschwald, for the murder ol Oflicer ?
Brock, died in his cell this morning. tJl(
hanued. xi
Ojchwald was hanged shortly after 11 ar
a'clock. To the last he protested his in- to
nocence of the crime for which ho died, no
Kegan broke down completely, Bientally is
inu nhjsically Tuesday afternoon, cou- ca
emplating the disgrace of his family, foi
Vesterday he did not rally and last night th<
ic suffered from the usual symptoms ot Ti
wison and just before he died he declared mi
it had been jiolsoned.
associated Tress feport.
ittompted Assassination of
Governor Packard.
Cincinnati, 0., February 15.?The
ew OrlenoH operator just reports that
ovcrnor Packard luui been assassinated.
New Orleans, February 15.?About
[>on to-day, in an altercation in bin
lice with a man who is unknown
? the police on duly in the State
ouse, Governor Packard was shot
i the knee-cap. The party who did
ie Hhooting wan fired on hy a bystander
id wounded in the arm. Shortly after ,
e occurrcnce two men, one of them
e wounded man, who gave hi.1) name an
>s. Tuttle, but whose real name is W. H :
feldon, and a slim one-armed man, who
ive no name, called at the door of the
ate Capitol and asked to see Mr. Packd.
They were brought to the head of
e stairs, when Weldon represented that
wns a correspondent of the Philadelda
Ptm and desired to see Gov. Packd.
Weldon was sent in, but the onemed
man declined to enter. Weldon
ached the executive office, where he
und Packard seated at his desk talking
Judge lioardman. Weldonsiit down in
. hair and in a moment somewhat sharpasked,
"When can 1 see you?" Packd
turned and found a pistol aimed
his head. He immediately struck
down and the weapon at this moment
as discharged, the ball striking him on
t ngiu Knee cap anu innicung n slight 1
ttuml. Mr. Packard dealt hiui a blow 1
ith hid list, knocking him down. Seval
parties tn the room drew pistols and (
ed, wounding the would-be assassin ae- (
oualy, but not fatally, on th$ arm. He |
as arreated and taken to the oilice of the
iperintendent of Police. Weldon was 1
ipt a close prisoner in the Kx ecu live
lice. He made a Btatemcnt, and said ,
a name wan William Henry Weldon, |
a home in Philadelphia, where he has
mother and Bister living. With I
gard to his attempt to kill Packard, he j
yg that there were four oiher? with him
:?o went to assiat him, but when reach- (
gtho door of the State House they re- |
ned to go in and left him to carry out
e plan of assassination alone. Weldon j
not very seriously hurt. The ball hit i
m in the left arm, just below theshoul- '
r, and seeius to have come out at the 1
2:20 i\ m.?Packard's wound is very
igbt, being only a flesh wound.
epubliean Extra.)
New Orleans, February 15.?An addi>n
to the account of the aflair at the State
oubc this morning, which agrees with
at heretofore Bent, says of Weldon, when
Id that Gov. Packard had saved his
e, he seemed to break down, saying,
)id Gov. Packard save my life? 1
ould like to see him; tell him 1 want
see him." H wan nicely dressed; good
telligent face; dark hair and brown
ustache; face clean. He wore a large
id evidently new Masonic badge. The
?n wan evidently a stranger. Marks on
r clothing indicated the truth of his
)ry concerning his name, as did also
pers in his pocket and a Masonic dioma.
The assassin gained admission to the
jvernor's parlor by representing himIf
to be a correspondent of the Philalphia
Prw. A comrade was arrested,
d ia now in custody, and another sueeded
in escaping. On the person of the
sassin was found a letter from Charles
D.il.1.1 n
unnii/., uuicu xwiincueui, i?a., oepiem- ,
r 29, 1808, recommending William
eldon as having been a pupil in his
IjooI. Another dated the name place
ibruary 10, 18G7, recommending Weill
as an energetic business man of good
srals. Another dated Cincinnati, Ohio,
pril 20, 1872, recommending W. H.
eldon as an honest and careful busias
man, and signed by F. M. Brown,
rmerlv of Brown ??: Coleman, SpringId,.111.
unknown to tub Pit ESS.
Philadelphia, February 15.?Inqui*s
made at the ollice of the Philadelphia
disclose the fact that Wm. II. Weill,
the person who gained admission to
b Executive mansion irt New Orleans
day under pretense that he was a coripondent
of that journal and then shot
>v. Packard, has no connection whaler
with the Press and nothing is known
him at the oflice of that paper.
New Orleans, February 15.?There
is no blood drawn by the bullet said
have been fired at Packard. The reIt
was only a plight bruise. Weldon
lim.H to be the son of a Lutheran miner
in Pennsylvania. Being asked his
>tive, he replied, "Only patriotism."
i had only been in New Orleans 21
Washington, February 15.?The following
dispatched have been received
night from Governor Kicholfs relative
the attempt to murder Clovernor Packd
at New Orleans this morning:
New Orleans, February 15.
??'. A. Burke, Washington:
In answer to your telegram, I have
ken steps to acquire full information,
plan's reported entrance to the St.
>uis Hotel is denied to our police, and
ey have not ascertained who he is, but
is reported that he is a correspondent
a Philadelphia paper. The circuminces,
time, place, etc., point to act as
at of n lunatic. Will telegraph fully
soon as 1 get definite information.
F. T. Nioholi.s.
New Orleans, February 15.
1K. A. Burke, Ii. Burke, IF, M. Levy.
Everything is perfectly quiet and n
aceablc here. An extra of the Bepuban
of this evening, snys that the man
io attempted to shoot Governor
ickard. was evidently a stranger here; 0
stated that he had only been in New ll
leans 24 hours; that Packard was a
ghtly grazed by a ball, but the would-be d
sassin was shot in the arm. Our police 0
tempted to obtain access for the puree
of obtaining evidence on which to t<
rest the man charged with the attempt- Icrime,
but were refused admission into r
6 St. LouUi Hotel by those in charge, o
le man is now in the custody of Pack- a
d a police. Men are engaged in trying ?
ascertain the facts. I can conceive of ti
motive for ihe act charged unless lie o
a madman, and no friend of Louisiana si
n entertain anv other idea. Every ef- ti
rt shall bo made to probe the matter to m
e bottom, and legal steps will be taken. A
le Republicans will doubtless strive to c
ike political capital ot the matter. *
(Signed) F. T. Nichols. c
Washington, February 10.
The recess continued until 11 o'clock
when the House went into Committee o
the Whole (Mills in the chair) on tlx
Naval Appropriation bill.
The bill panned, after incorporating tin
amendment of Mr. Whitthorne for tin
appointment of a commission to decidi
upon the future naval policy of tiu
United States, the commission to consisi
of the Admiral of the Navy, the Genera
of the Army, two Senators", three Representative*.
and two naval oll'icers to be
designatei! by the President; all expense?
of the commission to be borne by the
members thereof.
The bill passed removing the political
disabilities of Joseph K. Johnson.
The Speaker laid before the House, a
message from the President, vetoeing the
bill perfecting the revised laws of tlx
United States. His objection is to the
section which directs the Clerk of the
House of Representative* to select one
newspaper in each state and territory,
in which all treaties and laws of the
United States as may be ordered for pub*
lication, shall be published.
Mr. Dunham moved tosustainthe veto,
and said he would as soon as possible, report
back the bill with the objectionable
feature removed. The veto was sustain?d
by 211 to 1. Mr. Dunham then reported
back the bill leaving out the seclion
objected to by the President, and it
was pawed. Koine of the Senate amendments
to the diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill were agreed to and
tome nonconcurred in.
The House proceeded to the consideration
of the Senate bill to ratifv the agreement
with a certain band of Sioux In*
lians, and also with the Northern bands
)f Arapahoea and Cheyonnes.
Mr. Mills, of Texas, moved an amendment
providing that nothing in this act
ihould bo construed as authorizing the
removal of the Sioux to the Indian Territory.
The amendment was agreed to
ind the bill passed.
The House then went into Committee
)f the Whole, Mr. Buckner in the chair,
)ii the bill limiting the rates for transportation
of freight* over a bridge conitrncted
by the Union Pacific Railroad
icrofl* the Missouri river at Omaha. The
jill provide* that the Government Direcor
of said road shall inquire into and
ix the rates for transportation across Raid
Mr. Phillips, of Missouri, on behalf of
ihe minority of the Committee ou the Paiilic
Railroad, oll'ered a substitute to the
rill fixing the rate of toll at $5 for each
>ar and 25 cents for each passenger.
Without having disposed of the bill
Ihe committee rose.
On motion of Mr. Willard, of Michigan,
the House concurred in Senate resoution
allowing the Monetary Commislion
until the 24th of February to make
Recess until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
The concurrent resolution was agreed to
iroviding for a silver commission,
treated August IS, 1S7G, to be allowed
intil the 20 iust. to report.
Mr. Logan gave notice that he would
:all up the bill on the calandar for the
emonetization of the silver dollar as
toon as he could.
The Electoral Commission was granted
.lie Senate chamber, there being no lixures
for lighting the Supreme Court
tfter dark.
At the expiration of the evening hour,
lie Pacific Railroad matter was laid
iside, and the House bill for the nupport
>f the Government of the District of
Columbia, for the fiscal year ending J line
50,1878, was taken up.
Mr. Cameron of Wisconsin presented
-esolutions of the Milwaukee Chamber
>f Commerce calling attention to the imDortance
of reciprocal trade between the
Jnited States and the Dominion of Cantda,
and urging the adoption of the joint
csolution introduced in the House of
[lepresentatives, some time ago, providng
for the appointment of three commialioners
to confer with commissioners of
jreat Jiritain in regard to the negotiaion
of a treaty to bring about such trade.
Various amendments reported by the
District Committee, were agreed to.
Pending discussion, Mr. Wright deuanded
the regular order, being the bill
n regard to the Pacific Kailroad sinkng
fund. A lengthy discussion ensued
is to the order of business, during which
dr. Sargent said, that the Committee on
Appropriation would soon press the ap>ropriation
bills, and they would anagonize
anything which might be beore
the Senate.
Mr. Windom spoke of the condition of
he appropriation bills. lie gaid the
lause of the delay in acting upon the ap>ropriation
bills, had been a delieiency
n the appropriation for the public
minting. The bill to supply that deiciency
passed yesterday, * and now
iwaited the action of' the Presdent.
In a couple of days the
egislative and Post Oftice bills could
kj printed and ready for action and
he committee would press their considration.
The bill making an appropriaion
for the public printing as it passed
ast year did not appropriate enough
uoney to carry on the business, as was
hen stated in the Senate, and it was on
iccount of that deficiency that the public
tusiness was now delaved and an extra
ession of Congress made probable.
After further discussion, Mr. Wright
rithdrcw his demand for the reguldr
rderj with the understanding that the
district tax bill should be disposed of
o-day. lie pave notice that to-morrow
le would insist on a voto upon the raiload
sinking fund bill, which would come
ip as the unfinished business.
The discussion upon the bill for the
upport of the government of the District
f Columbia was continued at great
ength, the pending question being on the
.mendment of Mr. Kernan, exempting
rom tax property actually occupied and
ised for educational purposes. The delate
was mainly in regard to exempting
eligious and educational institutions
rom taxation, Messrs. Ingalls, Cameron
Pa.). Clayton and Alcorn speaking in
jjposition thereto, and Messrs. Davis,
vernan, Saulsbury, and Merriman in faor
thereof. The amendment of Mr.
lernan was agreed to? yeas, 33; nays, 10.
Other amendments, exempting the
iOuisa Home and the works of art in
he Corcoran Gallery, as well as the
xiilding, from taxation, were agreed to.
"he bill then passed?yeas, 29; nays, 12,
The Senate then resumed consideration
f the unfinished business, it being the
ill to amend the Pacific Kailroad acts so
s to create a sinking fund for the liquiiation
of the indebtedness due the govrnment.
Mr. Allison submitted an amendment
a the bill reported by the Committee on
tailroads so as to authorize the Secretay
of the Treasury to carry to the credit
f the sinking fund for the Centra!Pacific
nd Union Pacific Companies the amount
;hich may be due them for transportaion,
&c., as provided in the bill of that
ouimittee, and each of the companies
liaU pay in proportion to their respecive
indebtedness to the United States in
smi-annual installments on the 1st ot
ipril and October in each year,commening
with Oct. 1st next, and concluding
ritn final and full payment on the lstoi
fctober, 1905, such sums as shall he as
certalned by the Secretary of the Treasu*
rr. in accordance with the provisions of
this act, to be necessary and sufficient,
with interest thereon, when added to the
other sums to the credit of said sinking
fund, to pay off and extinguish the gov|
ernment bonds advanced to them, with
nix per cent interest thereon from their
respective dates up to the 1st of October,
1905. Interest on ali sums placed to the
; credit of the sinking fund shall be credit*
; ed and added thereto semi-annually at
; the rate of six per centi provided, how;
ever, that on the failure or refusal of
either company to comply with this act
for the period of six months the provisions
thereof shall become inoperative as
1 to such defaulting company, and the
rights and powers of the United States in
relation thereto under the original acts
I shall be in full force and effect. It further
provides that the pavments made in
pursuance thereof shall be in lieu of all
| other payments and requirements under
! existing laws. Ordered printed.
! The Senate took a recemr until 10 A. .v.
Proceedings of the Commission.
The Argument in Louisiana Caso.
Washington, February 15.?The Electoral
Commission met at"lO:l?r>.
Mr. Evarta continued his argument on
the Republican side. He contended that
the right to cast its votes rested on the
State, and was not a grant from the general
government. Whatever power the
Federal Government possessed it held
through the terms of the Federal Constitution.
In the ninth and tenth articles
of the amendments are reserved in terms
to the States all their rights that are not
specially delegated. The whole matter
of selecting electors, and determining the
mode of issuing certificates, belonged to
the State. It wan for the Federal Gov
V..._vu> >v . v...... v..?- luwnairei HIV/ IIUI1
left the State, as in the Florida case, and
so had thin body the power of the two
houses to count the vote, the permission
being granted those bodies by the Constitution,
but not the power of legislation.
Considering the power posseted hv the
Commission, Mr.fLvart* charged that the
other side had changed its position, hold*
ing in the Florida case,that it had the J ndicial
authority to institute the quo warranto
proceeding, and now declaring it
was not a Judicial body. The duties
were said to be legislative; he contended
that the power vested in the body was
such as existed in the two Houses for
the performance of the specified
duty to count the electoral vole,
not* the vote for the electors, for
the two houses did not possess that
power. In regard to the ineligibility ol
Brewster and Levissee, this statute prescribed
that they should be waited ior,
and if they did not appear until four
o'clock the vacancies were to be filled by
the remaining electors. These gentlemen
did not appear and the vacancy was
declared and filled by the selection of
these same men. It was, as stated, to till
the vacancy that their title to the otlice
of electorfl was to be judged. There was
nothing in the offers of proof on the
other side that detracted from the
right of. the Governor to certify the
election. He felt relioved of any necessity
to prove that ICellogg was defacto
Governor, for in their first proposition
the other side ofl'ered to prove that
through the months of October, Novetnl>er
and December there was no proof
that Urewntei- and Levisee wqre not qualified
to receive an election. On the 6th
of December it was also among the oilers
of proof that Kellogg's certificate was by
the defacto Governor of the State, anil
this certificate shows for whom the votes
were legally cast.
liefore approaching the question
whether the evidence submitted could be
received, it would be first necessary to
examine what< the laws of Louisiana
were. The session laws of 18G8 contained
two independent acts on an independent
subject; tne first relative to elections in
the State of Louisiana, and to enforce article
103 of the Constitution of the State.
TWa umib tlia nAtinml nln/i(!i?n ' ?
There was another act relative to the
Presidential electors. These two acts
governed the election in 1876 unless
they were subsequently repealed, which
they were not. Mr. Evarts here
read a provision in the latter act
providing for the filling of vacancies
if the electors did not appear before four
o'clock. By subsequent legislation the
canvassing section wan repealed but all
the rest of the act was left standing. In
1870 there was a revision of the laws of
the State, not a repeal of the laws nor an
amendment of them, but a codilication,
as had been recently made by Congress.
He referred to the Revised Statutes following
the acts of 1868 to show that they
had been incorporated in the statutes as
revised. He then read the session law
of 1870, passed March lGth, and maintained
that as it made no provision for
the discharge of their duties bjr the electors,
it did not by the terms of its repealing
clause repeal the act of 1SG8 as incorporated
in the Kevised Statutes so far as
that related to the discharge of their duties
He said not one of the eminent lawyers
who visited New Orleans during November
ever thought to suggest that Governor
Kellogg ought to count the vote, which
was now the construction sought to be
fut upon the statutes of the State. Mr.
Ivarts argued against the authority of
Congress to interfere in the afl'aira of a
State and said our forefathers were so
jealous of the federal powers they would
not permit the introduction of federal
lingers in State electinnn nnil lml
clcction of federal officers, but now it >
wan nought to thruBt the thickness of a
man's loins upon the power of the State by
an inquiry through its Commission into
theelection in a State. lie denounced it
as monstrous the proposition that Congress
could sift, discard, recount and destroy
an olection in a State. Their position
in the Florida case was unchanged.
In the absence of nccessary legislation :
there could not be a revision of the
count. He took up tho claim of the
AlcKnery electors and said that, acting
without the color of a show of authority, i
neither McEnery or the electors have been
inducted into office, their action was
wholly void. In the support of this proposition
he cited numerous authorities.
On the other hand, suppose Brewster and
Levissee had been ineligible, there wan i
the color and show of the authority, and
the State was not to be deprived of an
act which it approved by an objection ,
raised at the moment ot counting the
In reply to the argument of Trumbull
that Brewster and Levissee, being 1
ineligible, but six electors were elected,
and hence there were no vacancies in other 1
cases Mr. Evarta contended that the office '
must be tilled or there must be a vacan- j
cy, and there could be no such thing as a 1
vacancy that was not vacant as to Federal
disqualification, and there was no ,
| evidence offered that touched that point,
and if there was it would be inailmissahle
as to Statedisqualification. He argued that
I an elector was not a State officer, but that
1 the term applied in a like manner as the
primary application of the word elector
j to the voter at the polls.
Mr. Evart^ closed with an earnest defense
of the blacks of Louisiana, saying
it was proposed to make them victims of <
he constitution; for the constitution 1
gave them the gift of suffrage, ami they
were now to be slaughtered lor having it
in their possession.
Mr. Kvarta olosed at 1:10, and occupied
all the time allotted his side.
On motion of Mr. Thurman the com*
mission then took a recess.
After recess, Judge Cliflord announced
that the Republican side had consumed
it? time, and that two and a half bourn
remained to the other side.
Mr. Campbell argued that the ?omuiisnion
hag the power to deal with the certificate
of the Returning Hoard and the
power to look into every net of the legislature,
and if that legislature contravenes
fundamental principles that be
at the foundation of American liberties,
they should report the vote*. While the
learned gentleman wan speaking, said
the cousei, 1 drew up an imaginary act of
the Legislature of Louisiana as an illustration
of his argument, and to enable mo
to put the case fairly before you. Suppose,
for instance, the State of Louisiana
hnd passed such an act as this:
lit il enacted, That William Pitt Kellogg,
J. Madison Wells and their asaocia
ten are made a body corporate, with all
tho^ powers of a corporation under the
civil code of Louisiana, ami there is
granted to them sole and exclusive power,
privilege and immunity to appoint, in
all forms and at the times that may be
(lesignated in the acts and statutes of the
United States, the electors for President
and Vice President of the United States at
each Presidential election uuder the constitution
of the United States which may
be apportioned and allotted to the State
of Louisiana or which the State of Louisiana
uiny be entitled to appoint; and
from time to time the Legislature shall
give such directions as may be necessary
to make this grant effective, and the
Governor shall grant all such certificates
and commissions as may be necessary,
anil do all other act# in furtherance
What would be said to such an act as
that, and yet it is not very far from the
case before the court. If "the electoral
votes were presented by that corporation
with the seals and signatures required, is
there a member of either house.of Congress
not a stockholder in the corporation
who would tor a moment hesitate to
to reject it with scorn? and the answer
would be clear and unequivocal, and the
judgment would be a just judgment.
Mr.Campbell assumed for the present
that the act of 1S72 provides for the election
of electors, and called attention to j
the oath of oflicc the Returning Hoard
had to take. He said they oliered
on theirpart to prove that the-Returning
Board never canvassed and compiled a
single return made by the Commissioner
a ot Election. They tool: the tabulated
statement of the Supervisors, which was
a secondary paper.
Counsel here gave a history of how the
election in Louisiana came about and
who were the persons who watclied and
controlled it, and said : On the registration
books there are 225,000 voters registered,
and in the census of the State
there arc 855,000 population. Of the
votes appearing on the face of the returns
there were S3,000 for one ticket and
75,000 for the other. 1 undertake to say
that there was not a State in this
whole Union?I will not say that,
I will say that two-thirds of the States of
this Union that voted at that election
have not shown the same quantity of
voting population in comparison with
the population recorded on the census
book. 1 have been informed that there
was not a single State. Now, with these
facts standing clearly before you, with
no sign of confusion reported by the only
authority that could report it, 1 ask what
show of justice, right or propriety is
there in this denunciation ot the people
and society of Louisiana which litis been
ringing in the earn of this Commission and
the {tersons here present. I can tell you
another fact?a fact more startling than
any which lias yet been reported
here, anil which may serve at the next
ejection for campaign speeches: At that
time?on the .'!0tu of October?there
issued out of the Circuit Court at New
Orleans ten thousand and upward* of
warrants of arrest to seize ten thousand
individuals, inhabitants of New Orleans,
for having falsely registered themselves
aa competent voters in 1874. They em- 1
braced some of the most respectable men <
in the city, my friend and family physi- i
cian among "the number. Now that is
Suite equal to the two thousand nitirers
and bloodshed and all that. A whole
community, comprising its very l>eat t
citizens, apparently the best in standing, t
in property and social position with war- ,
rants of arrest to seize them rind bring
them before an officer of the U. S. Court
for fraud. There never was a picture in
any community like that. Now, sir,
there are 10,000 lies sworn to in order to
procure these affidavits. There was not 1
a particle of truth or any desire to have 1
the truth. About 1,!JG0 cases were tried *
and dismissed on sight, but it served the H
purpose. The affidavits were made by two
policemen?nil of them. 1 read them ,
myself. '
Commissioner Thurman?The whole
10,000 made by two men.
Mr. Campbell?Yes, sir; two policemeii '
in each ward made the affidavits on those
affidavits. A red line is drawn arouud
the name on the registration list, and
several thousand voter* were unable to
restoro their nameH on that lint in order
to vote.
The Chairman?Who issued those pa- j
pers that brought hi* account into the
court for $15,Ch>0 against us for his services
Judge Billings told him that on the
fnceof these papers there is a gross
fraud, and I will not certify to a
cent; lie continued by saying, the" wrongs i
of Louisiana have affected the peace
of this country,and as an evidence of that,
and to determine theconllicting questions
growing out of its present political condition,
thin commission has been created,
and the whole people nre looking toward
it with breathless anticipation and awaiting
its decision. In conolusion, Mr.
Campbell argued against the legality of f
the Returning Board, saying that the 1
Legislature had said that there pliould
be live persons, and that they had re- (
fused to (ill the vacancy l>ecau*e of a *
fraudulent purpose thai would render
them incompetent to perform further ?
Mr. Merrick, of the Democratic counsel,
asked leave to tile a brief on the sub- l
ject last referred to, and permission was
Justice ClitVord then announced thai j
the discussion on the pending question
was concluded, and that there won hi be
no further public proceedings to-day. |
At half-past 4 o'clock the Commission,
after a short recess, went into secret ses- ?
don. r
another cipher teleuram.
Washington, February 15.?Cipher I
telegraphic dispatch sent from Oregon 1
December 1st, to Samuel J. Tilden and
dgned Cobble, is translated by the Senate
Committee on Privileges and Elections
with the aid of the key furnished by Mr.
Shaw, of Detroit, to read as follows;
Portland, Oregon, Dec. 1.
R J. Tildai, Nexc York:
I shall decido every point in the case
>f the poatoflice elector in favor of the
xighest Democratic elector and grant the
certificate accordingly on the morning of
theOthinst. Confidential. (
(Signed) Governor.
visited the president. a
The printers visited (the President to- o
lay and invoked the veto of the deficiency p
aill, which secures to them only sucn ?
price* Mare paid to printer* not In the
government employ. Another visit will be
made when the printers will be accompanied
by their Congressmen.
Indian CommissionersSmith and Ear in
of the Friend* Society, and Ulchardsou,
Superintendent of Indian Affairs at Lawrence,
K*.-; called on the President to day
concerning the Indian* imprisoned in
Fort Marion, Fla.
The Committee on tho Heal Mutate
Fool continued it* inquiry to-day. Dr.
I L. S. Filbert, of Philadelphia, of the tiriu
of Filbert & Taylor, contractors under
| the late Hoard ol Public Work* of that
city, rehearsed the story of buying contract*
from partie* who obtained them
from the Hoard of Public Works, and
paying political assessment*. Witness
never paid anv money to any member of
Congre** for Li* inlluence, nor did he
know of any member who wa* connected
in unv manner with the*e matter*. A
gentleman named Woodbridge. who at
one time did work for him and Taylor,
failed financially, and being a personal
friend of Gov. Cooke, came here and
n*ked for a**i*tance. Gov. Cooke gave
him a contract for laying .r>u,0()0 yards of
pavement at $850 a square yard. Col.
l'elton, Governor Tilden's private Secretary,
and ex-Senator Sprague were interested
in thin work.
Cashier Jordan of the Third National
Hank of New York City, who wa* declared
in contempt by the Senate for not aj>pearing
belore the Committee on Privilege*
and Election*, will be before the
committee to-morrow. Thi* committee
will continue the investigation of the
cipher telegraphic dispatches to-morrow<!t
pushing out of a tioht place.
Concerning the Oregon telegrams produced
in the Senate committee, Senator
Kernan says: The cipher dispatches by
which the transaction was made are what
purport to he copies of the original dispatches,
which have never been iu tliu
hands of the committee. No writing 1ms
been identified, because no original dinpatches
were exhibited, and there is no
evidence that the messages were ever
written or seen bv the parties to whom
their authorHhip is attributed.
Successful Haiti( pun Smuggler*.
New York, February 15.?To-day
upccial Treasury agents seized several
cases of prunellas, worth $0,000; which
were smuggled from Montreal. They also
arrested Samuel Stratford and Charles
Spencer, charged with Iteingin conspiracy,
and they were held by the U.S. Commissioner.
For years past the agent*
have l>een trying to discover the smugglers
and at last they have discovered tlx
whole plot. D. McClanoughan, proprietor
of the lixpress Hotel at Montreal, h
the head and front of the conspiracy
and several United Stales Inspector.*
and Haggage Masters at Montreal
and telegraph operators were in collusion
with him. lie produced duplicate
checks, one of which he would attach to
a box containing goods and the othur he
cent to the purchaser. Inspectors were
telegraphed by cipher the numlicr of the
check on the baggage, and they parsed it
through without examination. Letters
iu McClanoughan's writing were found
in the possession of both prisoners. The
officers got a man to make purchases of
prunellas goods, used in making ladies'
,'aiters, and on which there is a duty of
i') cents per pound, from McClanoughan,
ind Special Agent Major Williams iol
owed the goods from Montreal into the
United States by way of Rouses' Point,
Island Pond,Ogdensburgand St. Albans,
md Haw how the plot worked. Many arrest**
of merchants and middle men have
been made in the United States. Inspect3rs
and others are suspected. The (jovirnmcnt
has been defrauded out of va*t
uirns by the smugglers, and the plot was
jne of the deepest and best planned ever
Uncovered by the ollicials. McClanoujban
i? worth half a million of dollar*.
I1KK KEt'OltU.
Duuu^ue, 1a., February 15.?Adatu
lacger'a distillery here burned to-night
jetween 9 and 10 o'clock, together with
i copj)er still, two engines, and content*.
Loss ?-10,000; insurance $(>,000.
.Schooners OnpNized.
Baltimore, February 15.?Two schooujrs
and several oyster pungees are report?d
capsized in Fawjuier Sound during
.he gale Monday. No lives lost.
JIIXOU TEii:uium.
?Chas. Trowbridge, a brakeiuan on
he Pittsburgh, Cincinnati A: St. Lou in
ailway, fell from a train in motion near
SentreVille, Ind., yesterday, and was initantly
011 AS. E. DWIGHT,
x | iY]>artsl to tnnko careful and complete analyus
if Iron Ores, Llmwtonea, Mineral Water*, utc.
Ijilioretorj cor. 2-ltlt aud Chapllmt street*
airs Whetlluf. W. Va.
Our faoilitios by way of Ma:hinory,
and the large line of fine
Slock on hand, enable us to do
Jards, Circulars, &c? in the very
lest style, and at unorecedentedly
ow prices. We shall be pleased
o show specimens and give
25 inil 27 Fourteenth St.
Established In I860. For tb? name* and X*. O.
ddrna of 14 jtoudk men likely to attend a builes*
roller', *? w"' ND(I> our Illcstjutku
oi.t.xuK Jou*xiu and Spedmtna of Ornamental
'eomanahln. AddrtM J. M; FRASHEK A CO.,
/hc-llnjf, W. Va. no24*ood

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