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WHEELING. WEST VA.( SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1878. VOLUME XXVI?NUMBER 157 IWMmwmzi " Ejliurl Trade Convention. JJ, ConS?? l.u been wrangUng ??' i.ndinK to little pil rpow, a body ?"! . L?,r ?.|ir?cnlii the people haa ill ?tii?B l? Waahington, considering which lie at ?!'? ?'J door o! thi< lt<l'ul,lio- Tl!". ,*rl Trade Convention, wluch eat for daw ?a? n"Je "I1 ot nien who rilr.nit.8eJ in manufacture, Inlying "f"i|i.|f, and in the ocean-carrying ?Jt_0?n who are heavy tu: payer,; .Koffiirefent thousand* of the hard km a well-planned effort / 'ture the Convention in the interest j riellriJe snda.perial aubaidy that dear to the hearta of certain gen lUun The Orit thing that the Conven Idhl.Mtn put it. great foot aquar. kdeia ?? ll,c ,rM ,r"'e ?,p"' "D ioo?i. the life out of it. Following thta ????warr and creditable perform ' ?ffie the dcclarationa in favor of a Ijbtril ami judicious .y.letnof luhsidtca iatht nature oi cotnpen.ation for ocean Mil fervire- Unfortunately "?ob.idy" Kii falleu into disrepute,and carries with i,iqunsavory odor. It has been abuiwd ud doubtless will be again as often aa ppportunil* ?liall offer and jobbers get Supper hand. But abuse doea not mar principle. There are some thioga ?hichtbe government ought to encour i? f0r the general prosperity and itnown riorf. There are enterprise* which-in dividual* cannot carry to a Bucces?ful iweandjet which arc at necessary to i lite people a* life hoata to a sinking ship. Wfcen the benefit in to all and to genera tion to conir, it is good political economy lor the government?being the people in Cjmmittee of the Whole?to put ita iboulder to the wheel aud aid private en ifrprji*. Doea anybody suppose that the BritUh Commercial Marine would rule the world if the British government bad not helped to build it up?did not still jtire it aid wherever the exigencies of itrbtg competition make aid necessary ? If the British Commercial Marine bad been left to tie buffeted about by every advene wind, the British flag would to day fling in shadow on a very small part if the great ocean pathways. There ii no lirst rate power save our own that learesits shipping to^take caro of itaelf. Koglaml?brawling free trader that she ia -hu not only protected her commerce apintt all comers, but she baa pointed her prows, in an offensive trado warfare, against the commerce of overy people on (beglobe. The British Lion is the great commercial gobbler. We are making better and cheaper commoditiea than England; we are selling to her and her posseuions the very product* which, but tie* team since, wo bought from her. In cheap cotton fabrics, edged tools and swore of staples once her boast we have left her far behind. We are sending "coal* In Newcastle," but wo are not car rying them; we have not the bottoms, Tbe problem is very simple and easy of solution: We have come upon hard times; production has been stimulated and tbe home demand has fallen off. Here are cause and t fleet bound together. We are miking goods which a great part of the world wants; if we could supply the de mand weshould unload the stock on hand, loose the lied-up hands of labor, build more milln and factories, and enter upou in era of solid prosperity such as this country ban not known. Our first need i? ship*. Brazil, for instance, which offers ho tine a field for our wares, cannot oflord to buy them to be shipped via Liverpool, and we cannot afford to tell subject to an allowance for the dif | lerence. Our own Ohio valley, grow I in? in extent, variety, quality and finish of in products is suffering to day for | I *ant of ibis very outlet?the whole coun try is in the same plight. With our re Morcfs we must he a selling instead of a buying peoploor our mission will fail of accomplishment. To this end wo must bare such encouragement a* a govern ment may give with profit to the whole j country, so wisely ordered that there may be free competition among our own |*o ple. We must avoid scandal by avoiding narrow legislation in special interests. Bat this will not be enough, we must hare tariff laws that will foster, not kill. There could be a profitable division of the larill', but the device which Mr. Wood offcrs is not of that kind. Once we pass such a law we shall have nothing to sell, for we shall make less than wo need. This country is not ready for free trade, The example of England in this respect i* held up by free traders for our emulation. The advice is better than it ia intended to be. Let us emulate it. Utusdo ai England baa done?build up a commercial marine and proitel home whutrim until they no longer need proteetim. This is the course Englnnd has pursued ?without sentiment, without regard lor ber neighbors, with her eye fixed steadily on her own gain. If any man thinks the time has come to abandon our industries to the mercy of a competition made pos sible hr the degradation of European l*bor, let him look on the toilers of this country?his countrymen and neighbors -*nd say first whether he would have them degraded to the same level. Tuk buuneM men of Germany are limiting the credit ay*tem in conducting Mr transaction*, Kocently a meeting of delegate* from thirty-three commercial ?orporaiion? wan held at Frankfort, and decided that in buaines* between whole* dealer* and manufacturer* and retail BtttbttiU and tradesmen cash payments we to Ik? adopted aa far an po*alble. No IWaler delay for payment than three ?onth* will be allowed, and note* are iheo to lie siren. Payment* in detail are *? 1* all cjuIi, and >n this ca*e no longer i* to be granted than a month?not 'fur, an ha< been thecnatom heretofore. Tur Journal of Commerce ?aya in the ??wt o| war between Knglan i and Rua? ?'* privateering on the part of either klligmtit ntand.4 aboliahed by the treaty of I'arin. lt,nh belligerent* will be bound that treaty, which forever aboliahed frtoteering. Our Government, under l!* then Hecretaryahip of W. L. Marcy, r,to?etl to become a party to that treaty. J?hn Carroll, a member of Co. F. ^ United State* Infantry, wa* froxen to j*uhon the night of the 30th of Decem *r? n*'r Fort Sully, Dakota Territory. ? enlisted at Columbui, 0., and ia anp* ^ to have relative* residing in thil "?ihborbood or in Monroe county, 0. District Telegraph. The District Telegraph goes into opera lion thin morning. The aignal boxes have all been put in their placea on the premises of subscribers, and the electric gongs are attached In the engine houses. Cards giving the location of the boxes have alio been placed in the engine houses, When a fire occurs the number of the signal box will be instantly .truck on the gong three limes, thus enabling the firemen to definitely locate the fire be fore leaving their houses. A test of the fire feature of the system will be made made about two o'clock to-day by a com mltteo of Councils, under thegnidanceof Mr.Thomas Blair, Chairman. The com mittee will repair to some place where a signal box ia located, and without in forming either the firemen or the opera tors in the District officeof the number, will strike the fireslgnal,summonlng the fire department to that place. The other features?Messenger and Po-j lice?have been oanvassed by the Compa-' n/s agents amongst our citizen*, andj therefore, require no notice. We un derstand that the number of subscribers,) although not sufficient to remunerate the Company, is still enough to warrant them in starling the enterprise, believing that once in operation, the system will be found too useful to bedlspensed with, and that additional subscriptions will be made at once. The Nejr York Bulletin lias mail datea from London to the 9th inst. Businew in all the manufacturing and trade cen tres may be said to have been at that time almost wholly paraljted-to an ex tent even beyond what the telegraph.haa reported-by the prevalent anxiety on I the war question. According to a letter I from Dewsbury, the Continental trade is opening very badly, and traveler, who have returned from their usual viaita to Prance, German/ and Austria report that orders are difficult to obtain, and when given are small. Makers of army goods are expecting largo orders, and it is re ported that two firm* in Batley an.l one in Ossetthava received some order, du ring the week, chiefly for artillery blues. The Manchester Enmincr says: "It may be naid broadly that no one in this mar ket is acting upon a belief in the immi nence ol a great European war, while many buyers are eager to find sellers willing to discount such an event." At I Birmingham, tho feeling was rather cheer- J ful, on the anticipation tliat if England) were drawn into the war the prospects for iron and sleol would necessarily im prove. The paper currency of denominations ess than $5 is reported as not exceeding 60 millions of dollars. This amount is msde up of $1 and $2 notes. There are no $3 note., as somo have supposed, and as was the case when our paper currency was furnished by Stale banks. These $1 and $2 notes, which are daily scarcer in circulation, are of great convenience in the Atlantic Stales, anil no one would be the gainer by having thorn wilhdrawn in favor of silver dollars except the Govern menl. There is a great deal of money in small sums sent through the mails. If peoplo were obliged to send silver instead Ihe postal service would be benefitted, but the senders would lie out of pocket, and the temptations to purloin money from ' letters would be increased. Ti? Philadelphia iVorl h American think" 11 would not have been a very ????? calamity to the United Bute. .1 ft* rumor concerning the j^ponemon ol the Pari. Kxpoiltlon had F? ; The reason. given are substantially that ,1,. brie! time elaping nder the c ose of our own exhibition, and the new of some of our largest and best es tablishments to undertake the enormous expense attendant upon a proper exhi bition of their products, will naturally result in many urcat^deficiencie.. TllE RaU road Company adverti.? or .. 1.WW? of their firat mortgage Uoml.atSOpe cent. These bond" are to run 20 year, and be.r 7 per cent interest, W??? semi-annually, and are secureaby * fi"1 Hen on the lir.t division of their rati ro.d lending from BeUaireito'Woo..field. The bond, are of the denomination of $10u, $500 and $1,000. respectively T?? Wi^inSe'ate biassed a bill to increase the co.tof fire in.ar?nc?ln that State, by Imposing ? ?"?' - *?' cent on all premium., the proceed, of the ... l0 b? given to the local fire doparl men?. Thereto! the law will be t? j tax the persons who insure or the main-, tenance of lire-extinguishing a""1*?' m,?U for the benefit^ tho? who don t. THE nomination of Henry J- Johnso" be Po.tm.-Ur at Cumberland, M h, waa confirmed by the Senate on Thorn ''"the Silver Hill w'll not bT?nt to the President until Monday. The Tobacco Warehoaao. W?fi#?S? -n'XXo! SrJoted for'the bill, cent woui,i take niorethun lhat ?8ooo'UMd I" liable lor aU other more money -??.?* toreceitoto* WartkoMJ b, reliable person, that the prowecU of receiving a d^wV'^r^la^enoughlmon^^Jo^ phetethe establishment. N?tto dothU will Insure a direct loM ol at least??. 000 to do It cannot do more than It U, with a good chance of not loilng any. BMain /toiler. . m IS. mum has accumulated eighteen ele ph?ufor th. next Un-t -ho- on earth. WASHINGTON. The Louisiana Prosecutions. THE SILVER BILL. Special Cents pond net of the InUUigemr. Washimitoi?, February 22. THE LOUISIANA rROHECUTION8. Public opinion is not always right, though demagogues are fond of apostro phizing it as the great infallible; but public opinion, if properly interpreted, is very apt to furnish an outgiving on any public question that will show how the wind is blowing. As we read it here, the Louisiana prosecutions are beginning to sour on the popular stomach, Perhaps this is all wrong. It may be that each member of the Louisiana Returning Board ought to be nailed by the ears and exposed in - the market place while the people shout "Cru cify him! crucify him!" But who shall say that even this would satisfy an impartial justice ? who shall say that among the whitesouled states men who are conducting these Lou isiana prosecutions there are not some who are in the full fellowship of crime with the Returning Board men ia any wrong they may have done? It would be an ungracious task to champion the cause of any man who was mixed up iu that Louisiana affair. This applies equally to both sides. It is no secret that Tilden'a friends dickered with men who were thought to represent the controlling influence in the Returning Board. There was some crooked work down there which has not yelbeen straightened out? land probably never will be. If a set tling day ever comes it will be found that it was not a one-sided affair by any means. This is the view which public opinion is taking. In his recent letter, Wells hits Borne hard blows, which have made an impression here. A Southern Democratic Congressman, who stands solid with his party when it comes to a vote, said to your correspond* ent to-day, 'The country is get ting sick of this thing?it's ull bosh anyhow! Our people had better stopthrowingstones; they'll find it doesn't pay. The Louisiana Democrats were glad enough to make promises to get the troops away and they ought to keep 1 hem." | This is the point. The Louisiana Demo crats pledged themselves to ''let the dead past bury its dead:" now they are raking up the political corpses which have strewn their highways ttince recon struction began. Leading Democrats who see the hand of Urammercy Park in all this maneuvering and bad faith are not slow to vent their disgust in private conversation. When it comes to a field day in the House it is a very different matter; then party men must dance to the music of the party fiddle. If one thing be more apparent here than auotheritis a yearning and a reaching out after some thing better in Southern politics than we have seen for a long time. Nobody be lieves that a brighter day will dawn while any set of men are trying to make party capital out of the persecution of another set. The milleniuin can't come that way. A new deal must be accompanied with fair play or there can- be no good in it. The President has slept on the subject and concludes that he can afford to let events take their course. The wisdom of this conclusion is profound. SILVER BILL. At last we have a nilvcr hill through both Houses, and noon it will hecouie n law. What we will do with it and the way we came bjr it are matters of equal interest. If it fail to bring financial re lief there will be the shock of a great disappointment, for much ban been made of it by both fide* and much in exacted. Here is a prediction for what it may be worth: The law will disappoint its friend* and its adversaries; it will prove neither ho good nor so bad a manure an the prophets have foretold. Probably no bill ever 0 He red in Congress made friendi ho rapidly and silenced opposi tion no effectively as thin name ?ilv**r bill. When it was thrown into the laat Con gress there wero comparatively but tew who took kindly to it. When ringmaster Bland brought it into the arena thin win ter and exhibited its fine points the re ception was noticeably more gracious, and other gentlemen sprang to the front with something of the same kind?all anxious to' coddle the "dollar of the fathers." The Becret lies on the surface; whether it be a good thing or n bad thing the people are anxious to try silver once more ad money. So it grew in favor with Representatives and Senators, ever ready to yield what they think the people are determined to have. But the Senate was pleased to hedge the bill about with safeguards and restrictions which the House had not cared to bother with iu its hurry. This it was which produced the anomalies appearing in the vote jiiht taken in the House. The amended bill caused some queer discussions, accessions and deser tions. There were ultra Bilver men who would not touch il; ultra gold men who gave it their Bupport?the first because they wanted something better, the second because they-feared-Bomething worse. The catering wedge has been driven in, and we shall probably seo more before we see less. Men of the Bland school are determined to put through a bill author izing free and unlimited coinage. What the President will do no one knows, and speculation ia idle. The most reliable outgivings point to a veto, in harmony with the declarations of his last message. There are, however, those who claim to know that there will be no veto. There has been no test vote to show whether the bill can command a two-thirds voto over the veto. If that come it will drive away man; hard money men who have voted for the bill; and it is very likely to con solidate the whole silver vote. In this event two-thirds would be assured almost beyond peradventure. On this point there is much speculation and a very industri ous, though apparently unsuccessful, at tempt to pry into the secrets of the White House. No President ever kept his own counsel better than itntherford B iiayes. Lbxikqton. Uriint and Nuiuucr. New Yokic, February 22.?A pub lished interview with General Grant in Cairo, Egypt, revives the controversy about Sumner and Motley. The General says of tho discussion of the question ol the respect due to the dead: "Truth and justice are due to the living, and I only spoke iu self defense and alter many vears of silent submission to assaults from Mr. Sumner and bis friends?only in the interest of truth and justice. Mr. Jay, as no one knows so welt as Governor Fish and myself, makes a pretext of eu logizing the dead to attack Governor Fish, if any one hated Sumner it was Jay. At the time ot the appointment of Motley as Minister to Lnglaod, Jay wanted to go to England, and was sorely disappointed that a change would not be made in his favor, even after Motley bad been fully assured of bis appointment Jay most probably forgave Sumner be fore the Senator's death, but he blamed him for hit failure to go to London." , London, February 22.?Steameri Otb-1 ello and Arragon.from New York, arrived out. BY TELEGRAPH. ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT. TO THE DMLY INTELLIGENCES: GENERAL NEWS. The Tidal Wave at Callao. Destruclivo Floods in the East. Greonbtok Convention at Toledo. Platform of Glittering Generalities. The Silver Bill Denounoed. Infanticide. Glover'* Gap, W. Va., Feb. 22.. Special to tbo InUlligencer: Tlia dead body of a baby waa dragged from under a pig-pen here to-day by some dogs, The evidence elicited showed the body to have been deposited in its un seemly hiding place some two weeks ago, and point* to a young girl of eighteen named Carrie Tucker aa the mother of the child. The jury summoned to invea tigate the matter found a verdict of in fanticide, and Carrie Tucker, who lies sick at the residence of her father, waa put under arrest. It appears that the girl left the house on the evening of February 2d, ostensibly to make a call, and remained out until about 10 o'clock. When the child waa born she threw it under the pig pen and went home. Her stepmother did not seem to have noticed the condition of the girl, hence the ea?e with which' she es caped detection until the mutilated and half-devoured remains of the child were found. The girl alleges that she waa betrayed ; under promise of marriage by a young man named Perry (Call. She is good looking and has homo a good reputation. The sympathy of tho people ia with the unfortunate girl as against the seducer. 9IKXICO. A nethmliKt C'onleronce?Catlio* IIcn Charge American MinlNlerx M llli Mowing IMftNfiiftion Among the People? Failure ol a l.argi Commercial House. City of Mixico, February 17.?Mem hen of the American Methodist Church North are in Conference here. Twenty six preachers are present. Bishop Keener, of the Methodist Church South, attended ; the first sittings, and since returned home. ? The Catholic journals accuse Ameri cans of sending iuiHsion?ries to Mexico for the pur|>ose of sowing dissension among the people. The large commercial house of Merodi & Blanco, of this city, ha* failed. Two rich quicksilver mines have been discovered in the State of Guerrevo. H l.NHINMO.VS ItllCTHUAY. In IS'cw York. New York, February 22.?A heavv rain storm ushered in Washington's birthday anniversary, and, continuing throughout the clay, kept people a way from church and theatre, all of which were open. The Custom House, the dif ferent Exchange*, the United States Courts, and other municipal offices, were closed. The cannon in the Navy Yard thundered a salute, and the chime* of Trinity Church and St. Thomas Church rang out a welcome to the day. This evening there will be a variety of cele brations indoors. In Washington the Executive Depart ments were closed, Hag* were living from the public buildings, and bualness wa* very nearly suspended. Dispatches from other points show that the anniversary had a very general ob servance. AT WA8HIN0T0N D. C. Washington, February 22.?The day was observed as a holiday, all the execu tive departments being closed. The old est inhabitants association met at City Hall, where Washington's farewell ad dresses were read and oration declared, there was a drew parade by the VVash ington Light Infantry. The principal even of the day was the temperance dem onstration, which included the street Rarade, several thousand persons being in ne. In the evening there was a mass meeting addressed by Francis Murphy, Secretary Thompson and others. AT8AN FRANCISCO. San Francisco, February 22.?Wash ington's birthdajr was celebrated by the partial suspension of business. Flags were displayed throughout the city and on the shipping in the harbor* A review of. the National Guard was the only pub lic demonstration made. ludlttll At till IN. Washington, February 22.?Secretary Schuizand Assistant Attorney General Marble were before the House Committee on Indian Affairs giving their views on the proposed transfer of the Indian Bu reau to the War Department. The Sec retary expressed his desire to have the question settled as soon as possible, in order that the necessary estimates of ap propriation for that department during the next fiscal year may not be interfered with. He also proposed the enactment of a bill appropriating $250,000 to be ex pended in pacifying the 8ioux aud other hostile Indian tribes. The Secretary of the Treasury issued instructions to day for discontinuing the rcceipt by the San Francisco and Carson mints of deposits for returns in trade dol lars, and that deposits hereafter made be settled for in that coin un satisfactory evidence being furnished that the same will be exported, or, if preferred by de positors, they may receive their silver back in nno mint bars. The Senate Committee on Railroads to-dar heard an argument bj Vice Presi dent Brown of the Texas Pacific Railroad Company. This concludes the arguments, but the Committee has granted permis sion to all parties to Hie printed briefs. Nation*! Agricultural Conven tion. Washington, D. U, February 22 ? The National Agricultural Convention last evening listened to Senator Windom upon the subject of water transportation being neceaaary for cheap transit, and the national importance of improving the Mississippi River. The Convention re solved that the Government ought to control tbo inter State commerce, and that Congress be asked to take some ic* tion in regard to it. InNtraetHtor 1'eunlon*. Harbiibcrg, February 22.?In the House of Representatives to-day a reso lution was adopted requesting the Penn sylvania Congressmen to vote (or the bill to give the soldiers of the Mexican war pensiont. The Greenback Convention. Toledo, February 22.-?Tbe Conven tion of the Greenback party of the United States met in its first regular Convention at half put ten this morning at the Wheeler Opera House, and was called to order by Dr. D. B. Sturgeon, of Toledo, who after an invocation by Rev. D. Ji. M. McCracken read the call for the con* vention, and briefly stated the objects sought and their importance, and alluded to the widespread interest in the green back movement, he then nominated Capt. R. L. TrevelHck, of Detroit, as tempo raryChairman. Messrs. 0. J. Smith, of Terrehaute and F. L. Scott, of Toledo, were appointed Secretaries. A motion was carried that one person shall be nominated by each State Delega tion here represented' to constitute a com mittee on credentials and that no person who has any present affiliation with either political party shall be appointed on the committee. The call of the States was taken and the committee on creden tials appointed. There were two delegations from New York, and as they were unable them selves to determine which was the rop resentive body, the Speaker was author ized to appoint their committees for tbeia, and uid so in the case of the Com mittee on Credentials, but refused to as sume the responsibility as to the other committee*, and that question was conse quently, on motion, referred to the Committee on Credentials. General Carey moved that the creden tials of all bodies sending authentic dele gations to the Convention, whether they be from workinginen, industrial or greenback organization*, shall be received by the Committee on Credentials. After a song the Convention adjourned til) 2:30 r. m. The most numerously repieiented State in the Convention is Pennsylvania, which sends fifty-four delegates. Illinois sends thirty. Michigan, Ohio and Indi* aua are also very largely represented, but there is only one delegate from the Pacific coaat. At a meeting I aft night the more prom inent delegates decided to eliminate from the platform all mention of the intercon vertable bond, which seemed at that time to be the only point of contention among the delegations. Upon re-aMemblingtbe committee not being read/ to report tU convention was entertained by the singing of greenback song'. In response to a call Mr. Harper, of iTliuoic, made a speech, and Mr. Allison Sresented the views of the Greenback tate Central Committee of Wisconsin on the financial question. He read a long speech in the course ot which he promised that Wisconsin, which was already a strong greenback State, would cast an overwhelming vote in the next National Convention if the platform adopted by ibis convention was well formed. The rule* ot the House of Representa tives were adopted as the rules of the Convention. By permission the ladies of Toledo presented & communication fforn the Toledo Women's Surffage Association urging the Convention to include in its platform a plank recognising tho rights of women to participate in the elective franchise. By a unanimous rivi voce vote Judge Hughes was formally intro duced as permanent President of the Convention, and after thanking tbe Con* vention for the honor, reviewed at length the national banking system from 1789 to the present; also the problem of labor and capital. He predicted the adoption by the Convention of a national platform that would, with great force, carry into higher places its standard bearers in 1780. The Convention then took a recess until 7 r. m., when it re-assembled and the platform and resolutions were read. They denounce the existing parties and point out the mission of the Greenback party. They ascribe all our woes to the limiting of* the legal tender quality of the greenbacks, the changing of cur rency boudi into coin bonds, tbe demon etisation of silver, the exempting ol bonds from taxation and the contraction of the circulating medium, and the act lor the resumption of specie payments. As a remedy they suggest the suppres sion of all bank issues as money and all money to be issued by the government and made full legal tender for all debts, duties and taxes in the United States at its stamped value. Coinage of silver to bo placed on a par with that of gold. Congress shall provide said money ad equate to the full employment of labor. Tlie equitable distribution of its products and the requirements of business fixing a minimum amount per capita to the pop ulation as near an may be?otherwise regulating its value by wise and equita ble provisions of law, so that it will se cure to labor ita just reward. As educated labor has devised means for multiplying the production by in ventions and discoveries, and as their use requires the exercise of mind as well as of body,such legislation should be had that the number of hours of daily toil be reduced, giving the working classes more leisure for mental improvement and so cial enjoyment, and laving them from premature decay and death. The adoption gf an American mone tary system,as proposed herein, will bar moniw al! differences in regard to tariff and Federal taxation, reduce and equal ize the cost of transportation by land and water, distribute equitably the joint earn ings of capital and labor, and secure to the producers of wealth the results of their labor and skill. A resolution was offered and unani mously adopted, denouncing the silver bill just pasiud in Congress, condemning it as a financial measure. A resolution was adopted thanking those Representatives in Congress who had beeu prominent in urging forward the silver bill, and complimenting them on the passage of the bill. This resolu tion was, however, immediately reconsid ered and laid on the table. * In speeches on reconsideration tbe spirit of the resolution was indignantly repudiated, and both the Republican and Democratic parlies were warmly de nounced as having proven recreant to their trusts, and as having been driven into the only popular financial legisla tion that had been accomplished by them. A New York member offered a resolu tion providing for county organisation and discipline, Lut as it wm underplotd he directed against a member of tho con vention who was subsequently accused of having worked against the interests of Cooper and Carey in 1870, although pro feasedly working far them, it met with considerable disfavor and was tabled. All further resolutions partaking of the nature of a platform were shot off. After the usual resolution of compli meut and the singing of the doxology the Convention at 11:10 P. *. adjourned sine die. Knllroad Faro*. St. Louis, February 22.?The officers of the Missouri Railroad are being noti fied by the 8tate Board of Commissioners that the law fixiug the maxium rates for passengers and freight will be put in effect next month by an act of the Legis lature, in 1858. the Missoari Pacific, Hannibal & 8t. Joe,8t. Joseph A Council Bluffs, Iron Mountain, St. Louis, Kan sas City & Northern, and the St. Louis & San Francisco were released from State interference for ten years. The term is just expiring. The roads have been charging 4) and,6 cents a mile. The law will reduce the rate to 3 cents on tbe main lines and 4 cents on branches. The Tidal Wave at t'allao. N*w York,' February 22.?A corres pondent of the Star and Herald of Pan* aiua, writing January 27th, saya oi the tidal wave at Callao.that on the morning when the tide receded it was noticed that the boat* and coasting craft along the shore were left high and dry, and when the wave returned it passed with immense force over the walla of the Muelle Dor* nena, rushing up over the newlj made ground towards the station of the Oroya Kailroad for a distance of three hundred feet, carryiug everything before it. Launches,numerous little cane huts built in esplanade,snd many enclosures around coal and lumber yards, Ac., were com pletely destroyed. The massive walls of the Muelle Doreena in front of the Eng lish Railroad station were lorn away, and a train of cars was wrecked, such was the amount of water entering the station. The surf was tremendously high. The waters in the Bay of Callao during the day were so troubled as to render communication with the vessels almost impossible, so thai the damage done them could not be ascertained for ten day*. Previously several strong earthquake nhocks were felt at Lima, but no serious damage was done. Jquiqueand Arica experienced several earthquake shocks on the night of Janu ary 23d, causing great excitement and some damage, while Payti was visited by a heavy rain storm, a phenomenon un precedented there within the memory of man. A correspondent writing Wednesday notes the drowning of five men, two being swept from the iron bridge connecting the shore with the docks. Although hundreds of persons witnessed the drown ing no assistance could be given. The sea was very violent, in wnich ships rolled ferafullv, aud the decks of the Pe ruvian man-of war Huaacar were repeat edly swept by the waves. The eight-ton blocks of concrete, of which the coping of Muelle Dorsena was formed, were knocked out and strewed about. Coal and goods struck on railroad tracks were overturned and scattered in differ ent directions, and a large amount of goods were destroyed. Several vessels broke their moorings but were again se cured. Almost all the old wooden moles have been swept away. All the forts fronting on the sea suflered. From a letter from Boscas Del Toro the Star and Herald learns that on Jan. 31st an armed band boarded the Ameri can schooner Sunbeam, Captain Kain, at PortTimon and took forcible possession. The Captain was onshoro at the lime and the odicer in cljarge remonstrated and told them the United States government would regard their action as piracy. They replied that they did not care what the United States government said or did. At 2:20 on the morning of Feb. 1st another detachment arrived on board and immediately gave orders to proceed to sea. They were informed that the Cap tain wan not ou board, an armed pquad was sent to find him and did, ho being in company with the United States Countml, the guard seized him and forced him to go aboard, when there he was forced to get under way on p<?ril of being shot. The vessel proceeded with about forty of these people to Boscas Del Toro where the leaders arrived at Colon Way to Boscas Del Toro. The British gun boat Contest was spoken, but the Captain of the rchooner wax forbidden to make any signs for help on pain of inatant death. The authors of these acts of violence are defeated revolutionists of Greytown or elsewhere. FLOODS. Destructive Flood* In Canada. Pokt Hopic, Canada, February 22 ? The late heavy rains caused the greatest flood that has ever visited this locality, the ice and water coming down with terrific force, sweeping away bridges and everything before it. All the stores in the lower part of town are full of water and great damage is done. All the rail road bridges iu the vicinity were car ried away. OrTAWA, February 22.?A heavy rain last night caused the waters to rise 7 feet, overflowing King street, flooding Honey's fanning mills, Cedardale works and Small's Hour mills, doing much damage. A house near the bank ol the strsam, in which were a young lady and child, was swept away but the inmates were rescued The damage along its course was very heavy. Meriden, Conn., February 22.?The rain, which began falling on Thursday at noon, still continues in torrents. The flats along Harbor Brook are completely submerged. State street, Pratt street and part of Main street are flooded. A large nnmber of dwellings and under* ground bar-rooms are overflowed. Sev eral buildings of the Meriden Brittania Company are filled with water six to eight feet deep. At the Meriden Silver Plate Company's factories work is sus pended on account of the flood. The factory of 0. Rogers & Bro. is also flooded. The train from New Britain was thrown off the track about half a mile out by the washout and the engine overturned. No one injured. Elmira, N.Y., February 22.?A heavy rain storm has been raging here for two days. The river is very bigh; the creek is overflowed and the lower portion of the city is flooded, causing great damage. Providence, R. L, February 22.?A flood Is pouring down the Valley of the Moussahouk river. It is feared that the reservoir above has given way. Flood** in California. San Francisco, February 22.?A Sac ramento special says: The levee on the Andros Island in the Delta river broke yesterday, and that Island and Brannon Island, which is connected with it by dykes, were flooded yesterday. The levee on Grand Island broke and the Island is now flooded. These three Islands con tain about 30,000 acres, mostly in a high state of cultivation. The high bank land along the river is mostly devoted to orchards and vegetable farms. The loss is probably from $15,000,000 to $20,000, 000. Steamers and barges were sent from Sacramento to save the live stock if possible. Weather clear for the two last days, but is now clouding up again. KenpUed. Harribburq, Pa., February 22.?The Governor to day granted thirty days' re spite in the case of P. Fisher, sentenced to be hanged on the 2Gth inst. He also issued warrants for the execution of Pat rick Hester, Peter McHugh and Patrick Tulley,to take place the 25th of March; and also for the execution of Jonn Kebo and Dennis Donnelly to take place April 18th. A resolution was offered in the House to-day axking Congress to appropriate 51,000,000 to the Centennial Exposition authorities as the Government's share of the expenses of the exhibition. Railroad Meeting at Ural ton. Grafton, February 21.?The citiaena of Taylor county held a meeting here to day In the interest of the Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Narrow Gauge Kail road, to run from here to the Pennsylva nia Line below Morgadtown, and there connect with the Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Narrow Gauge. A committee of five were appointed to raise all the money possible, and then submit the question of subscription to the county. It if ani mated that the cost of the road bed will be $3,000 per mile. The road will be forty milee long through a rich coal and iron country. FOREIGN NEWS. Delioite Status of Eastern Affairs. The Workingmsn's Demonstration at Hyde Park. Increasing Difficulties About the Conference. THE EASTKKN <|l Eflectii ot IHsiuark'N Npeetli. St. Petersburg, Feb. 22.?The state of feeling here in consequence of recent events, especially the vpeech of Prince Bisiuark and the Reichstag, is fairly rep* resented by the following passage from the Bedomost: "Ingratitude is the ordi nary result of the self-sacrificing activity of tiuBsitu We become so accustomed to it that it no longer astonishes us. No sooner is the war finished than wo meet on all Bides intrigues and hostility, not only from powerful neighbors who can support their words by force, but even powerless little nations like Roumania and Greece." Some attach much importance to the statement that Emperor William tele* graphed the Czar reminding him of his promise to fulfill certain duties toward AuBtria, but fear of the Czar has lost all control over the war party. It is officially announced that the Turks begun the evacuation ol Erzeroum on the 17th inst., and expected to complete it by the 21st. The Qcdoa states that the Rus sians, under General Todleben, entered Rustchuk on the 20th inst. FRESH DIFFICULTIES ABOUT THE CON FERENCE. Vienna, February 22.?Kresh difficul ties seem to have arinen about settling the preliminaries of the Conference. Two days ago it was announced that the French government, though making no objection on principle to a Congress, in stead of a Conference, expressed some ap prehension lest such a general meeting, without any distinct limitations, may lead to the discussion of other questions than the Eastern Question. Whether it be that some of the other Powers share this view, or whether Germany has come back to her objections about taking the Presidency, certain it is that there is a disposition to drop the Ideaof a Congress, accepted on the initiative of Russia, aud revert to the original idea of a mere Con ference, and the negotiations about pre liminaries which eeemed on the point of being concluded have had to begin afresh. ENGLAND. London, February 22.?In his state ment in the House of Lords, last evening, Lord Derby said he was not aware that any communication had passed between the Powers about the members of the Conference. As for England, great in convenience would result from the ab> nence of her Foreign Minister from the Cabinet and Parliament for the several weeks which the Conference will proba bly ait. Therefore, said Lord Derby, we will not depart Irom the ordinary course of sending the Ambassador with full powers, and 1 believe the majority of ihe Powers will adopt the same course. The Times, commenting on the state ments in the Parliament last evening, nays: Immediate anxiety is alleged that two dangers remain. One that the Turks may even yet be encouraged to re sistance by the vote of credit and recent movements of the Eoglish ships, and the other that the approximation of the war like forces of England and Russia may lead to an accidental collision. The workmen's peace demonstration announced for Hyde Park Sunday next, will be persisted in. Five hundred vol untary constables will be sworn in to pro tect the platform. An anti-Russian counter demonstration will be organized unless the weather should be unfavorable, thus preventing the expected large turn out. Tho affair is likely to be very up roarious. The meeting at Agricultural Hall was abandoned. Gladstone did not refuse to speak. Tho Manager of the Agricultural Hall demanded ao indem nity agaiust damage, which the promoters of the meeting refused. AMERICAN BONDS. The Time* says that the moat Import ant business in the Foreign Stock Market Thursday was the selling of United States bonds by (he public. It iB not so much that the selling lu* been of large amount as it has been that the selling waa by actual holdera and upon a market where there are lew buyers except upon Amer ican account. There is danger, therefore, lest alarm may be generated l?y the fall thus caused, aud the bonds may get press ed on the dealers faster than they care to have them. Holders almost always be come more disposed to tell a* prices go down, and very little pressure would cause a sharp fall. There ia no cause for alarm, and any rush to sell is much to be deprecated. UNPLEASANTLY CLOSE. This morning as Sir George J. Euel, Master of the Rolls, was alighting from a cab at the Rolls Court, Rev. Henry Dodwell, of Brighton, fired a pistol at his head. The bullet grazed the ear of Sir George. Dodwell was arrested. Sir George J. Easel afterwards, in Court, stated that he had uo doubt but that the man waa insane, lie had made some ab surd application to tho Court of Appeals while he (Sir George J. Easel) waa nit ling there, and disturbed the Court, when Bir George ordered his removal. SOUTH GERMANY PAYORS AUSTRIA. A Berlin special says: Prince Bla marck'ri speech is disliked in South Ger many, where the popular wiah ia to sup* port Austria. Assurances counteracting the unfavorable effect of the speech and calculated to persuade the public that Germany will not oppose Austria in any war are circulated in more quarters than one. The Agcnee Btute says: Namyk Pa*ha will not come to 8t. Petersburg. 8uch a mission aa waa entrusted to nlm could serve no purpose, a* Grand Duke Nicho* las is Invested with full powers to treat with Turkey. The journev of Nsmyk would only increase the delay in the ne* gotiationa for peace. Turkey Ia wrong to persevere in this course. LOCK-OUT. A lock-out of 4,000 Oldham weavers began to-day on account of a reduction of wages. Isabella Hooker. Washington, February 22. ? Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker had a hearing before the Committee on Privileges and Elections to-day. A number of the wives of Senators and other distinguished la* dies were in attendance. Of the Com* mittee there were present, Senators Wad* leigh, Merrimon, Cameron, (Wis.), Hoar and Mitchell; of the Senate, Vice Preai dent Wheeler, Senators Jones. Bruce and others, and of tbe House, Mr. Morgan and others. Turin Demonitratiou. Pormowir, Pa., February 22.?A largely attended meeting of leading man ufacturers and business men of this lo cality was held this evening to make arrangementa for a tariff demonstration, similar to that recentlyheld at Pittsburgh and other places. Meeting ol Mexican War Veter ans. Littlk Rock, Ark., Feb. 22.?The State Association of Mexican War Vet erans met to-day and was largely attended from all portions of the State. General Morrow Coleman, commanding the Uni ted States troops at thia post, and who served in Mexico, delivered an address in behalf of the Association, recounting the deeds of the Americans during that struggle. He waa followed by General Powell Clayton, ex-United States Sena tor and ex-Governor, as a representative of the Federal arms during the late war. General K. C. Newton, representing the Confederates, spoke next. The hall of the House of Representatives was crowd ed during the delivery of the addresses. A belt worn bj Colonel Yell, of Arkan sas, who was killed at the battle of Buena Vista, which wa9 taken from his body by Captain Beard, of Kentucky, after the battle, was presented to the State of Ar kansas through the next legislature. Columbus, February 22.?The Ohio Association of Mexican Veterans met in Convention here to day, and were called to order by ex-Governor Young. The following officers wore elected: Presi dent, Geo. W. Morgan; Vice Presidents, Thomas L. Young, A. J. Robertson, A. II. Brown, 0. M. Langdon and J.' C. Uroome; Secretary and Treasurer, S. Alex. Lecker. Resolutions were adopted reciting the great results which accrued to the United States as a result of the war with Mexico, and asking Congress to treat the Mexican veterans with the same liber alities as the soldiers of other wars have been treated, and to pass the pending law granting pensions to the survivors of the Mexican war. The afternoon was spent in fighting the battles of the war over again. About one hundred persons were present. Baltimore, February 22.?The regu lar annual meeting of the National As sociation of Mexican Veterana began in this city to day at the Assembly Rooms. The hall was handsomely decorated. In front of the President's seat was a col lection of trophies of the Mexican war old (lint muskets, pistols, lances, &c. Crookedness ami Wickedness. 8an Francisco, February 22.?Chief cif Police Breen, of Virginia City, has been arrested, charged with having liber ated -a Chinaman in his custody on a charge of murder and put a paid Chinese eubstituteinplaceof the prisoner. The substitute was discovered toy a relative of the man murdered by the prisoner, the latter having been fully identified by the same at the lime of the arrest. A LITTLE SHORT IN HI8 ACCOUNTS. St. Louis, Feb. 22.?J. Fred. Thorn ton, City Clerk of St. Louis, waa suspen ded from ofllce to-day for failing to com ply with orders of the circuit court and pay into the City Treasury $23,000 which ought to have been in his possession. An investigation into his accounts is in iirogress, and it is thought there is a haavy defalcation. Thornton waa custo dian for various trust funds pending set tlement of Huits in court. The amount he in short is estimated at from $40,000 to $60,000. He was under $25,000 bonds. ?(evolution in Man Doniiugo. San Domingo, February 7.?Revolu tion is raging all over the Republic si nee February 3. San Domingo City haa been surrounded by revolutionists under Generals Gulliamo and Bellini. Presi dent Baez intends to stand the siege, and artillery is being placed in the forta sur rounding the city. Bsez will be unable to resist much longer on account of the distressed state of the countrv. The prisons are over crowded; provisions are very Bcarce and prices are daily advanc ing. Commerce ia in a deplorable state; very few merchants are able to meet their engagements. Ohio Legislature. Columbus, February 22.?In the Hen. Ate the Home joint resolution asking Congress to grant pensions to the Mexican war veterans was adopted, in the House bills were introduced to make the Holy Bible a textbook in com mon schools and amending the school la w to provide that no pupil shall be com nelled to study other than com mon Eng lish branohea when parents or guardians object. The Senate bill to repeal the registrar lion law was paused. We?Uicr Indications. Was DuurrMMT, ) Ornca ot thb Cmir Biokal Orricaa, v WABU 1 MOTOR, D. a, Feb. 23?4 4. *.) rKOBABIimXI. For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, rising barometer, colder northwest winds, and clearing, but partly cloudy weather. For the lake*, the upper Mississippi and the lower Missouri Valleys, rising barometer, west to north winds, and colder ana partly cloudy weather. Itennlon ot Feiinsyivanlan#. Atchison, Ka , February 22.?The Pennsylvanlana of this county had a re union to-day, which was attended by nearly 1,000 natives of the "old Keystone State. A grand banquet was spread at liens Hall. Toasts were responded to by Judge Nathan Price, of Doniphan coun ty; Col. John A. Martin, A. J. Norths, C. 11. Hhierer, Mr. Townsend and others. Seized Their Good*. Mmmphis, February 22.?Judge Trigg, of the U.S. District Court granted a pro visional warrant at the instance of the New York creditors, directing the Mar shall to seize the goods of Morris A. Field and Julius Bohr & Co. Clothiers, who re cently made an assignment. Illinois Democratic Convention. Chicago, February 22.?The Demo cratic State Central Committee held a meeting here to-day, and decided to hold the State Convention for the nomination of State officers at Springfield, on the 11th of April. Death From Poisoned Wafer. Rich ford, February 2L?Walter D. Estes, a lawyer and special correspondent of the Boston Journal, died to-day from the nse of poisonous well water making three deaths thus far and several not ex acted to recover. llusineiM Embarranamenta. Montrkal, Februsry 22.?A writ ol attachment has been issued against Geo. Winks A Co., wholesale dry goods. Lis bilitiea heavy. QSABLES B. 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