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I ~lv? lira informed that llio meeting of the
I ritiitns to romi'ler wlint Is best to bo dcyio
I in nu?ril lothe Water Work* management
I will take pl?*tonifht at tho City Building,
I u amltT till' fir.liTH of the Board of ComI
miaionera llii'.Court House cannot be litd
I for i jiublir meeting of any tort
I T?MS *rc white peoploin Wert
I Virginia, oud &?W colored people. Of tho
whit there are 73,237 over 10 years of ago
I who cannot write, and of tho colored pcoI
pie 10,!W. fn otfier words, 12 per cent
I of the wln'te people cannot write, and 30
I ptrffti of the colored people. This is an
I utoiiaiJioitret'ord, but bod asit is, the other
I Southern States are generally in a wo mo
f coadition. We hope that Congress will I
? .i- "durational appropriation for
Durrj uy ?
I II,,, i^nelil of the illiterate Sutra. Such n
I flood of ignorance is a menace to our Institutions
I The inciting railed to-night to remedy
the esisting evils connected with the
Water Works management ought to be,
and.we presume will be, a purely business
affair. As we understand it, it is called
si a deliberative meeting of citizens with a
view of devising some general plan that
will by its own adoption prove to beaflrat
indispensible step towards tho correction
of acknowledged evils. It seems to us that
we iirft want to determine whether the
system under which the works are nojr
operated is not radically defective. It is
I nut north while to discuss subordinate or
penoual matters until the question
of a proper system is passed upon.
If a better system is deemed necessary,
then the next question is to determine
what sort of a system would of itself most
certainly place us in the direction of general
reform. There are those who believe
that we need a Water Works commission,
similar to the Gas commission. It is urged
that if the power now exercised by Council
was placed in the handB of a responsible
commission we would secure the first
grand step towards a business-like management
of the works. We concur in this
view with the light now beforo us.
The concentration of authority in
the hands of a well chosen Commission
would of itself cut of!* a great deal
of loose and irresponsible interference.
Thefe would be somebody to look to for
information and general direction?somebody
empowered to hear and act promptly
ujwn suggestions?somebody to take the
initiative when something of moment iB
needed to be done. Crude interference
and political and personal prejudice and
favoritism would be largely done away
with. We would get something in the nature
of private business management,
which as we all know is greatly preferable
to municipal and political management.
In the interest of harmony and effectiveness
we trust that all discussion to-night
will be directed towards'tho development
of a general plan, which of itself will be a
Krent remedial step. The details to be
worked out under the plan must at last
come before Council for elaboration, and
therefore all such details should be left to
Council for futuro settlement. Let us confipeourselves
as much as possible to-night
to the general question of the proper system
to be adopted.
TiiKPtato of West Virginia acknowledges
no indebtedness, the Constitution of the
State forbidding the creation of any liability
in the nature of a public debt. West
Virginia, however, does in equity owe the
public creditors of Old Virginia about onethinl
of the ante-bellum Stato debt Before
the State was dismembered Virginia had a
State debt of thirty odd millions. About
on*third of this debt rightfully attaches to
the detached portion which was erected
some nineteen years ago in tho State of
West Virginia. Some day she will have to
pay it?Chicago Tribune.
There is a vast amount of incorrect information
abroad in the land in regard to
W?t Virginia's relation to the debt of Virginia,
and it seems impossible to correct
the errors of statement that are continually
appearing. We have devoted a great deal
of sj>ace to it with rather disheartening results.
The Chicago Tribune, which is generally
I well informed, should know that the Constitution
nf WW VSrotnia in HArtion fith of
article viii, expressly recognizes a liability
for "an equitable proportion of the public
debt of the Commonwealth of Virginia
' prior to tho 1st day of January in-the year
onethousand eight hundred and sixty-one,"
and Bays, in so many words, that said
equitable proportion of said debt "thall Ik
assumed by this State."
Further than this, while it is truo that
onr Constitution forbids "the creation ol
any liability in the nature of a public debt,"
It is also truo that it makes an exception oi
this debt liability or any other previous liability
of the State. The language is (sec
sec. 5 of art. viii) "no debt shall bo contracted
by this Stato, exupt to meet casual
deficits in the revenue, to retUcm a prtvioui
liability of the State," dec.
The Tribune will see by these provision!
that West Virginia contemplated from the
outset an adjustment anu payment 01 nei
proportion of the old debt of Virginia, and
she has made an effort to confer with the
"Virginia authorities and arrive] at an understanding
as to hor proper proportion o!
Mid debt. But Virginia does not want tc
confer with West Virginia in regard to th<
dobt She realizes that in no event coulc
West Virginia be looked to for more thar
one-third of the debt prior to tho 1st day o
January, 1861, and inasmuch as she hai
already assigned her one-third of the deb
ai it Btood ten years later, after it had beei
compounded, and inaamuch as sho ha
agreed to bccome responsible to the credl
ton* (or the whole of tho debt after & settle
ment with West Virginia, she, like a
individual who docs not want to pay hi
debts,keeps outof the way?hides herself, n
it were?and will not make any overture
for a conference with this State in regard \
an adjustment.
All this is an old story, but we presum
tbat we will be called upon to repeat it y>
a thousand time*.
4 I'mnt ntiiKkf.
San Francisco, Cal., January 0.?Re
James Cameron, pastor of the First Prcsb
terian Church, Oakland, died yesterdi
?v?iing from the effects of poison. K
*ife cave him a dose of carbolic acid 1
mistake for medicino.
H '.! 4* if rod I'poo for the PaviMkt of Bills 1
. i-'ial to UarfUId'a Ulam-Haw Cablait
MlaliUn-timva Award Dlitrlbi*
tlaa ? Star Bont? Fr?uJ?.
Spoclal Dlipatch to the Intclliscncor.
Wasiiixotox, January 0.?Tlio Waj
and Meana Committee referred this mori
tag to aaub-committec composed of Messr
McKin'e/, llubbell and Morrison, the bi
Introduced by tlio former lout month i
relation to manufacturca of iron, Ac. 1
provided that aection 2,504 of tlio revise
aiatutea, which provides that "manufai
inred articles, vessels and wares, not otliei
wiso provided for, of brass, iron, loui
pewter and tin or other metal, except gol
and silver plating, copper and steel, ore
which either of these metals shall both
component material of the chief vuluo c
thirty-five percent ad valorem," be ainond
ed by adding the following proviso: I'rc
vidod, That in no caao shall tho duty on an
manufactured article bo less thin tho dut;
upon tho material of chief value fron
which it la manufactured. A majority o
the sub-committee will undoubtedly repor
this bill to the full committee favorably
Its passage is demanded by the overwhelm
ing majority of the manufacturers of thi
country and by every iron, steel and tin
plate works in Pennsylvania and Ohio
Under the omnibus clauses of the tarifi
which McKinley's bill will correct,
great abuses have sprung up. Should
there be no tariff commission for the re
vision of tho tariff, the passage of the Mc
Kiuley bill will be of immenso beneilt
relieving producers from the vexations ani
costly burdens imposed by the capricious
treasury decision.
Rargent'i Chance* for the Interior Port
folio?Chandler for the Xavjr.
Special DUpateh to the Intelllgenccr.
Washington, January 0.?Tho imprcs
sion that ex-Senator Sargent, of California
is to be made Secretary of the Intcrioi
seems to have grown into a settled convic
tion. Many who were reluctant to believe
that tho President would make Sargent on<
of his advisors are forced to believe that i
is virtually an accomplished fact
The ex-Scnator to-day confidentially in
formed a friend that ho expected his nom
ination would be sent to the Senate nexi
As the story was circulated to day thai
the President had delayed sending in th<
nomination of Mr. Sargent at the requesto
Secretary Kirk wood until after thoelectior
of a Senator in Iowa, James F. Wilson, is
according to the present programme, to b<
elected Senator. Mr. Kirkwood has re
fused to allow his name to be used, and aj
the story goes ho desires to remain in th<
Cabinet until after the Senatorial election
that he may be spared the trouble
of having publicly to protest against tlx
kind intentions of enthusiastic friends
This rumor appears to lack any foundation
It is known in Iowa, as well as in Wash
ington, that Mr. Kirkwood will leave tin
Cahinet soon, and the fact that he happen
to be in office a day or more after the Sen
atorial election, certainly could have m
weight with his friends in the Legislature
who would liko to make Mr. Kirkwoo*
Mr. Sargent passed the morning in th
Senate Chamber. Ho appeared happy an<
was warmly greeted by his old friends.
With equal pertinacity it has beei
affirmed that William E. Chandler wouli
be made Secretary of the Navy. A pronii
nent Stalwart said to-night thn
Chandler would certainly be af
pointed. Ho added jocosely tha
the significance of the appointmer
lay in the fact that Chandler, in Aithur1
Cabinet, would draw off much of Mi
Blaine's New England support A friem
of the ex-Secretary said; however, that h
did not believe Chandler would take th
place, but if he did it would b# as a frien
of Mr. Blaine and an advocate of the Main
statesman's political interests.
Xanner of Paying Kill* Incident to tb
L?l? President's Illne**.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligcucer.
Wasuinoton, January 0.?'tfho commi
tee appointed by the House of Represcn
atives to audit the bills incident to tho il
ness of President Garfield, had its *fir
meeting to-day, but took no action owir
to tho fact that no claims were laid bcfoi
it for consideration. The committeo d
i termined, however, upon certain metho*
by which all claims shall bo prepared an
, presented. "These provide that all bil
! shall be itemized and accompanied by i
affidavit of their correctness. Tho matt
: of itemizing, of course," applies only to bil
of supplies furnished and not to the claic
i for services on the part of the physiciai
and surgeons.
i mt.-. will icsnnnn invitation
I 1UU tUUIiUIMvv ..... ? _
i all persons having claims against tho Go
Held estate for services rendered during tl
i illness of thelate President to appear bcfo
i it, and as the claims appear they will 1
thoroughly investigated. Judge ?iyl
I anticipates tho presentation of a large nui
! bcr of petty claims for services rendered 1
parties who sent in innumerable samples
f food and medicine and machinery, for tl
> sick room as a matter of advertisement ai
s to gain notoriety. No bills of this kind w
I be paid, and no claims will bo allowed e
i cept for supplies actually furnished up
f demand and by which actual n-vice w
1 . .U lu.Ai.ln at thflKvPCtltiVO Mfl
a reuucruu iuo ... ...> ?
t elon. AH claims that are allowed will
l conditioned upon a complete release of I
a citato ol General Garfield from all li
[ claims in the future. The committee p
* poses to deal liberally with all persona w
n were really of service to the late Preside
is but will not countenance any speculatl
is upon his Illness.
dlvca by I he Htnr Route* (' nlmrto
The PlotGmdunllj Tbkkfm
e SpaeUI DUpatch to the Iaulllggncer.
Bt \Vmuinoton, January- 0?Special Atl
ney Geo. Bliss, appeared before Just
Snell in tbc Police Court this morning, i
v. filed information against a combination
y~ star route contractors and their security
I*-, using worthless bonds, committing pd^j
by and subordination of perjury.
The combination is headed by C.
Boone, and Is composed ot Mem. 8. 0
Cabell, 8. B. Henderson and a wouiat
named K. M. Armstrong. This combln*
' tlon Sled 13,110 worthies bonds with tin
Department, accompanying bids tor aer
*' vine, and received 300 contracts. Tho per
sons who wero engaged In themanutactun
ot theso bonds are, S. N. Iloyt, E. J
Sweet, \V. 8. Barringer, Martin Webb, J
N. Sllnnix, Charles H. Dickson, James W
Donahue and Wm. W. Jackson. Tlietw
" Individuals are believed to bo tliose fui
' whoso arrest Judge Snell has issued war
? rants.
" Tho operations ot the Boone combination
n were explained in tho spccial report ot the
" assistant attorney, A. 51. Gilison, to whom
' tho Govurnment Is indebted tor tho work
done under Ills direction by Messrs. Tidball
and T. P. 81iellcrosa. While tho Boone
'> Combination has not been distinguished
' tor the ownership ot largo routes, tho ag>'
grcgato ot its smaller routes renders i( a tore
inidablo institution. When tho warrunts
>t against tho accused aro served and the ar1
rests niado, the prisoners will have the
i- privilege ot a preliminary hearing before
it i i .i i
? uviuy uuunu over w uiu gruuu jury.
j At ChnrloNtoit, M'. Vn.?The Verdict Favorably
t Special DUpatch to the Intelligencer.
Charleston, W. Va., January 6.?Win.
- H. Robinson, who has been on trial since
3 Monday for tho murder of Town Marshal
- Allen Belcher, of Maiden, this county, was
. at 3:08 o'clock this afternoon found guilty
r of murder in the first degree. The prison,
er's counsel moved for a new hearing, but
[ Judge Guthrie will not likely grant it
The verdict is favorably received by all.
DUlrlbntlon or the Ueneva Award.
, Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
1 Washington, January G.?The first niatj
ter which came up before the Committee
on tho Judiciary at its meeting to'day. was
the bil for the distribution of tho remainderof
the Geneva Award. Among the
claimants in the city for a portion of this
this money is a Mr. Metcalf, of Elyria, 0.,
who has a claim of $85,000 for vessels de,
stroyed, and who is said to have made the
r best argument in reference to a distribu
tion of the award ever submitted to Conj
gress. The matter will occupy a large
3 amount of the time of the present Congress.
. A Friend Vindicate* the SIcmory of the
JLnte President.
* New York, January T.Froin the Tribune
of this (Saturday) morninir A nrofessed
t "Friend" of Gen. Garfield writes to tlio
Herald to vindicate the memory of the late
j President from criticisms on his New York
appointments, by explaining that General
Garfield was not a free agent in the matter,
J hut "a puppet" in the hands ^of others.
This "friendly" defense he undertakes to
establish by a private dispatch, from the
editor of the Tribune, which, he says, the
President permitted him to copy. The
L dispatch is given with substantial correct"
ness and contains a great deal of frozen
truth, as follows:
New York, March 27?Midnight?The
following points should reach the President
Monday morning Would telegraph
B direct, but that it seems surer for you to
s present them in person: Senator Piatt
came here Suturday very angry. Is re0
ported talking to *?11 comers with extreme
'? bitterness, lie would naturally have
tl come to see me as usual, but he did not,
and 1 did not think it wiso yet to show
anxiety by going to see him
For same reason both Judge Robertson
unu uuaunwy i?ejiew ucciucu nut iu gw
to see liiin. Those who did Ray he declared
n the President must be forced to withdraw
. nomination of Robertson. lie regarded it
, undet circumstances, under which it waa
l* made, an insult to himself, Conkling and
it James, and it must be atoned for or Presi>.
dent must expeet war. lie distinctly ad.
mitted he was himself under positive
pledge to vote for Robertson's confirmation,
given before his own election?
s but held that the way in which
r, Robertson was appointed (released him
a from this obligation. Prom this talk and
other indications here and at Albany, we
0 have concluded that Coukling's plan is,
e first, to make a tremendous pressure on the
d President for the withdrawal of Robertson's
name, under threats from Conkling and
persuasion from James. Second, if this
fails, then to make their indignation
useful by extorting from
President, as a means of placating them,
? the surveyorehip and naval oflice.
With these two they think they could
largely neutralize Robertson and Cornell's
t- candidate for Surveyor, Isaac V. Baker,
t. who is a bad lot. Cornell is not so violent
as Piatt, and is in fact believed willing to
acquiesce in Robertson, hoping to get the
at other offices. I wish to say to the Presi,g
dent in my judgement, that this is the
turning boint of his wholo administration.
The crisis of his fate, if he surrenders now,
is that Conkling is President for tho rest oi
Js the term and Garfield becomes laughing
d stock. On the other hand, he has only to
stand firm to succeed. With tho unani
mous action of the New York Legislature
in Conklinff cannot make an effectual tight il
er that action came sofely from the belie!
|]8 that Garfield, unlike Hayes, meant to de
fend his own administration. The Assent
bly was overwhelmingly forConkling,
118 but they did not dare u
go on the record agains!
to Robertson, bo long as they thought th<
- administration meant business. When
ever the time comes Piatt can either b<
116 forced to support Robertson or bo badh
re dumaged by tho producing of proof of hii
\iQ pledges. Then we can surely get cnougl
Democratic Senators to ollset any thinj
Conkling can do. In one word, there i
n" no safo or honorable way out now but t<
by go straight on. Robertson should be held
of and if a chango is made in the Surveyorehij
I the new man should suit Robertson,
? Merrett would do perfectly well for tha
place since bo is a good snbordinate, o
ill somo other good man could be found. Bu
jx- it is indispensiblo that tho surveyorehij
n should be kept in our own hands. Bold
ness and tenacity now insuro victor)*, no
118 merely for this year, but for tho whol
in- term. Tho least wavering would b
be fatal. Whenever pressure on Piatt o
. James is wanted, let us know
Beware of James aud his soft insinuutin
kc way. He is again wholly under uonkmig
ro- influence, but a stern, elmrp admonitio
ho bring him inBtautlv toliis bearing
. He ought to have had that the mornin
alter his sercnede speech.
on [Signed] Whitilaw Esid.
Of course this was never intended (or tt
public, but the writer sees no occasion I
modify or regret it. Its aim was in answi
ra. to repeated written request* of Gener
Garfield to give him exact Iacts of tl
political situation bore, as tho writi
or. understood them.
In answer to similar requests ho sei
J General Garfield a number of otlierequal
inJ confidential communications on this at
of kindred subjects and it son
(or "friend" of the dead Presidei
?? has been "allowed to copy" any more
^ them, tho editor will bo extremely glad
they should be'found equally vindlcati
E. by the facts ol tho past ten months,
'I';- V.. ? i
' bin
flu Mardiran SiUify Law lid Jaitlla ud Ef wflJ
pi It* Tkilr Crlail o> tha Ullliwl-Twt of I
the Victim (Jalta loithf.l-OaaInlsi*; :lnoff
Pnlnllai III* laamact. t;,ie
i Jersey Citt, January fl.?Martin Kan:
kowsky was oxecuted In tho Hudson
county jail iihorOy alter 10 o'clock this thu
morning (or tho murder ol Mlna Mullcr, In ^e'
i tho woods near Guttenburg, In May last. he0
i When Klukowsky awoko thin morning ho me
aald to Keeper Liddell: "My laat morning:" "
and at once got up and dressed. He par- j '
took ol a light breakfast, and soon after the
sheriff entered the coll oi the doomed man fn t
nnd read tho death warrant, after whicli supj
Kiukowsky's arms wore pinioned nnd tho j?.*
nooao adjusted. Klnkowsky declared that
he was innocent, and asked for an hour M
more to live." Tho sherilT told him ho had P<i'i
to dio thun; and aftor protcating quietly
against tho black cap and tho pinioning ho von
submitted, and walked quietly through tho his <
ball to the stain where bo stopped to say
good-byo to Inspector Lango. Soon tho
procession was heard coming down the
stairs, anil it entered the corridor headed ?
l?v It,n Hhnrtir vhn warn followed 1?V tllfl
Rev. Mr. MaaB, reciting the ofHco for the
dead. Immediately after carao Kinkowsky, beei
supported by his keeper, with the halter witl
on his neck and a loose black cap on the jn
back of his head, exclaiming in German: ,
"No; I ain innocent" As he passed between
the jury and deputies, who were will
rnuged on the left side of the corridor, he Cou
shook hands with three or four of them, wjjj
saying: "Good-bye." Arriving under the
Kllows, he stood up bravely, and throwing J* 1
ick his head, exclaimed in n loud, firm but
voice: "In the name of the Father and of be ti
the Son and of the Holv Ghost I am inno- fj
cent of this thing. Father forgive mo and ,,
those who brought this disgrace upon the BUDJ
State of New Jersey." 'rate
The Sheriff then pulled the cap over his sets
fnce, and while the noose was being ad- cvjj
justed Kinkowbky seemed about to fall,
but instantly he recovered his nerve and mmi
stood erect. At 10:10 o'clock the trigger blef
was sprung and Kinkowsky was jerked the 1
about eight feet into the air, breaking his t|mt
neck instantly. Ho made a single con- . ,
vulsive movement and all was over. His p .l]
body was delivered to his spiritual adviser. ~011
Rev. Mr. Maas, who will have it interred l.res
in the Weel *wkr n Cemetery.
Elmira, N. Y., December 6.?The ex- man
ecution of Joseph Abbott, convicted of Tl
killing Geo. Reed, a fellow prisoner, in the defe
New York State reformatory of this city, in tl
April, 1880, occurred to-day. Abbott in J
arose at G o'clock and partook of a hearty slauj
breakfast, conversing cheerfully with at- Unil
tendants and friends up to the time of the tion
execution. The rope was cut by the Sheriff "I
at 11:15 and the prisoner jerked about four plac
feet into the air. His neck was not broken in st
and be struggled about five minutes after with
the drop fell. or si
St. Louis, January 0.?The two murder- Khoo
\t L'~1~.??,l em snn
no, uujrjiu .u. uuu vuaiito ur v ,
lis, tkio latter colored, were executed in
jail this morning. Both men retired to cnm
bed early last night and Ellis slept until
nearly 5 o'clock, but Kolovosky arose at 3 ,0 r
a. m. lie complained of having passed a uer <
restless night Both men then passed the 010 :
time in prayer and religions exercises with
the clergymen. They partook of a light
breakfast and conversed with Baber and coni
Ward, who aro to be hung next Friday.
Devotional exercises were then resumed
until the reading of the death warrant, .
which took place iu the jail. Father Bauin uie
accompanied Kolovosky, who was a Catho- says
lie, to the scafTold, jind Dr. Boyd, a Baptist fund
clergyman, walked with Ellis. oug
Kolovosky had shown great signs of
weakening during the morning, and it was 0I)?
feared that ho would break down entirely with
and have to be carried to the gallows; but whi(
at the last moment he gained control of anj
himself and walked firmly to the scaffold. ..
Having reached the platform, more prayers 110 J
were said, Kolovosky kneeling during" the have
exercises. When asked if they haclany- pure
thing to say, both men replied nothing. froir
The noose was then adjusted, ancL exactly
at five minutes to nine o'clock both mur- le8fil.
derers were plunged into eternity. Ellis' Pa?1
neck was broken, but Kolovosky slowly ^ut<
strangled. The grinding of his teeth and ai
hard breathing could be plainly heard for , 1
some time. Twenty minutes after the drop "av.<
was sprung the bodies were cut down and eraL
carried to the morgue, where physicians J? '
conducted experiments on the bodies with
galvanic batteries. Kolovosky was 23 and 11
ftijutzi years oiu. . ^
About one thousand, persons were ad- 8!5?
milted to the iail to witness the execution, 8,ae
and the croyu was very disorderly in their w?f
scramble to obtain the best places. The ,?1'
crime Tor which Kolovosky was executed "'*5
was the murder of a young girl named
Augusta Simons, October 10th, 1878. She r lA
( had beeu his sweetheart, but had jilted
him. lie met her on the street one even- ,
ing named and after speaking a few words anJ
; to her placed one hand on her shoulder ?
| and with tho other drew a revolver and
fired, the ball penetrating her heart. The {f
' reason for the crime was supposed to be
Chas Ellis shot and killed Mack Sanders, W?J'
. a colored roustabout, on May 9th, 1880. p
; A party of negroes were playing a game of *va
; crapo in a saloon along the side of the river, ^
when a disputo arose about tho game. ani*
I Sanders and Ellis engaged in a controvcr- ~
; sy, during which the former pulled out a , M
r knife. ''Give me that knife," said Ellis, at [JH8!
the same time nulling out a revolver and [J18
' firing. Tno ball took effect, and Sanders k?n
' died tho same night t,on
to a
) a dreary day for 8ucii 1iusiness. tiiril
" Marshall, Mo., January 0.?John A. ?**'
. Phelps, the murtlerer of Elijah Kevton, }|a-v
; was hanged at noon to-day in king'stfield. ,v
; one mile from town. It was stormy and eJ>
j sleety, but a great crowd gathered to wit- 8,n(
j ncss the hanging. Phelps experienced ro- u,e
ligion, was baptized, and on the scaffold
* said ho expected to go to heaven. He slept
j very little last night, but this morning ho ?lcl
was firmer, and met death bravely. ja[j
' ax kyk-witnehs pr)'
C Of the Hhootlnic of Unrlleld-Oplnlon of Hire
r (he A??amIo. t|lc
t Erie.,Pa., January G.?There'lives in the Stal
| city of Erie a man who was a witness to the tlie
t shooting o[ the into President James A. J
a Garfield, and who boarded at the same
o boarding house occupied by the assassin Iter
' Guiteau. Nicholas Rausch, a veteran of "*e
j the One Iluqdred and Eleventh Regiment, 5?
a P. V., went to Washington the latter part of
u June to Beo about tome matters pertaining .J
to hiB j>cnaion, and while there made the Mil
acquaintance ot tho assassin. A reporter
called upon Mr. Rausch to intcrviewhim in jn,
ie regard to his knowledge of that sad shoot- I
;o ing. Mr. R. was found at his residence on Bll
!r East Eighth street, and was asked to give the
al his account of what happened there as seen Jui
ie by him. Said, be: rel
cr "I was standing on the depot platform ?g>
waiting forthe tram to take me back home, fra
it Whilo waityig there, I noticed Guiteau
ly standing near by, In conversation witlva
id rather tall man with a heavy black beard. '
ie When the President entered the waiting cat
u room, Gultctiu followed biro,anda moment im
of later I heard pistol shots. Rushing to the dli
it door, I saw Guiteau in the grasp of a man 12
:d and in Guiteau'a hand was the still smok- thi
ing pistol. The President was lying on the tei
ir with his head on a lady's ltp. lit T
ment the most Intense excltemont pre- 1
led, and the room was filled with a
(log crowd o( men. Cries ol 'lynch n
j' were heard, and Gulteau wm taken
y. Mr train pulling qd at that time, I
obliged to leave," *
n response to the question, "Did you at
< time hare any conversation with the
win?" Mr. ltausch replied: "Only at
supper table the previous evening,
iteftu was rather quiet and spoke but
e, but >s I stood on tko platform I dis:tly
heard' him say to his companion, 0?
1 going to Bhoot some one to-day. Ar- .
r will then bo President, and Grant will "r
l> me out of the scrape.' His manner at wi
time was not in the least excited, and on
spoke in a half-laughing, jesting man- fr
* * |j.
Judging from what you saw of him, dothink
Uniteau is insane?" continued m<
scribe, anil Mr. Iiausch replied with i
it emphasis: "Insano? No, sir! Not tra
he least. In bis conversation at tho T|
per-tablo ho seemed to be a quiet sort
man, of moro than average ability. 1 an
ik Guiteau Is as sane as any man can mc
Ir. Kauscli ascribed his not being sublaed
in tho trial to tho lact that lie left j
Don after the Bliootlng that hia Identity
not known, and ho expressed tho for- rat
twisli that Guiteau should swing (or co,
JasUirdly crime. 5
Sew Development*-'The Points Pre- wo
pnrrtl by lb? Defence. 1
'asiiinqton, January 0.?There have a"J
1 no new developments in connection jj"
i the Guiteau case. JadgeCox is engaged i
ie preparation of bis ruling upon the tin
points presented by the counsel, and
render his decision at {he opening of
rt to-morrow morning, Judge Davidgo w
then be ready to proceed at once with ths
ling the argument for the prosecution, P1^
it is thought that an adjournment will rpjj
iken until Monday. doi
ie prayers of the defense have been the 1
iect of general discussion with the legal J*
rnity, particularly the Twelfth, which cr^
fortli if tho jury shall believo from the nii
once that the prisoner was of sound am
tl or not so insane as to be Irreaponsi- Yet
oi the net at the time of the shooting
President on the 2d of July, 1881, and ^
he then unlawfully and wilfully, but pg,
out malice in fact, in the District of Du
imbia, shot at and thereby injured the h n
iident, of which shooting and injury clo;
person bo injured ,subsequent!v died hat
?e State of New Jersey, and within the fift<
ted States then tho prisoner is guilty of anc
slaughter and the jury should so nml. troi
lid is looked upon us u Inst resort The din
nseclaim that, as the shooting occurred cou
>e District of Columbia and the death Yo:
^ew Jersey, the crime is one of man- tail
?hter, as defined in section 5,341 of the
Led States statutes at large. This sec- f
reads as follows: .*
Jvery person who within any of the 0'1.
ps of upon any of the waters described ,nri
iction 5,339 unlawfully or wilfully, but
out malice, strikes, stubs or wounds, "j*r
loots at, or otherwise injures another, ?*
vhich striking, stabbing, wounding, ,.,ie
ting or other injuries such other per- ,luI
dies, either on land or sea, within or , 1
out the United Suites, is guilty of the Ior
e of manslaughter."
j the absence of malice must bo shown u|,c
eniove Guiteau's crime from the inur- vv^
ilass, it is not believed that Judge Cox
rule favorably upon this pniyer. *
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CrcNNioniil .lIFrtlr*? Deportment Gos* y,,,,
Nip nut! General No I on. ']
AsiiiNGTON, January 0.?A member of me
Senate Committee on Appropriations anj
: The investigation of the contingent ^
I expenditures has developed numer- -j
irregulnrities of the description of the wit
brought out yesterday in connection to I
i the purchase of a sleigh and bells, , *
;h was entered on the Treasury books tj,a
recorded as the purchase of a wagon. I
tays that in numerous cases vouchers slitj
s been falsified so as to represent the tl,u
lhase of something entirely different
i the articles really bought; that reck- sup
less, if not worse, has been exhibited in big
ng out money, and that money paid ^
)f the fund has been frequently charged ur8
lother. He says that the examination re^
he irregularities of this character that I
i been discovered will consume consid- ter;
ile time yet, as the committee are delined
to mice the responsibility in all ]
e matters. '
le House Committee on Appropriations tjlfl
this morning and the following as- we
nients to sub-committees for the con- mu
ration of the regular appropriation bills j
s made:
indry Civil?Hiscock, Butterworth and
avy?ltobeson, Ketcham and Atkins.
fgislatiyc. Executive and Judicial? | wj,
non, U isoill ami Atkins. 00I
insular and Diplomatic?Burrows, Cox un
Robeson. ^
rmy?Butterworth, Burrows and Ellis. tj,j
Mtollice?Caswell, Cannon and Ellis. ?ja
idian?Ryan, Caswell and Lefevre.
insions?O'Neill, Burrows and Lefevre. mt)
ilitary Academy?Blackburn, Butter- ]
th nnd ltyan. t|fil
irtitlcations? Forney, Ketcliam and jn?
" thi
wtrict of Columbia?Ketcbam, Hiscock i o
Forney. 'r
eficiuncy?Hiscock, Robeson and Cox. Lq
i tho Senate to-day after the morning
in ess Mr. Sherman moved to take up (
bill for the issuing of three per centum
ds. Objection to its present considerawas
made by Mr/Steck, who proposed (
ntagonise its discussion with that of the .
(T commission bill in the hands of Mr. in>
ard, now absent, to be reported Mon- tor
, and by McPheraon, who desired to nei
e printed an amendment ho had fram- .j
Mr. Sherman said as his motion wus .
Jtiflcation of his purpose to try to get !lei
bill up on Monday, and ns he had ac- [W
iplifihed tho present object, ho withiv
the motion. Theameudmontof Mr. J81
fhereon makes bonils redeemable after *or
uary 1,1801, instead of payable after no
uary 1,1808, and extends tho time of aJJ|
merit to mirty years irom uate ol issuo. ?l"
Plum gave notice of an umemlinent 'J?
feting the use of all funds now held in
Treasury for redemption of United Jni
:ca notes in excess of $100,000,000 for 'or
redemption of the 3} per eec:s. The vtl
jndments were ordered iuserted in' the
as reported. The resolution of Mr. 1
rls, of West Virginia, presented Decern- ;al
15, calling for information relative to
pension frauds, was then passed, and ho
executive suasion held. When the
in reopened tho Senate adjourned until
i delegation headed by Representative
Her, of Pennsylvania, waited upon the
aident to-day and urged the appoint- l'1
nt of E. W. Oyster as Public Printer nf
place of J. D. Defrees. to
Jistrict Attorney Corkhill and George 8h
88, special Assistant U. 8. Attorney In ttI
> Star route cases, were closeted with
dgo Snell in the Police Court to-dav, in
ation to the filing of papers in this Court P|
linst parties charged with Star route ol
uda. w
Another Lund Swindler Convicted. w
5t. Xouis, January 0.?The jury in the vi
te of D. D. Richards, another of toe party b[
plicated in the big Missouri land swin- ci
j, returned a verdict of gui|ty between oi
and 1 o'clock this morning and fixed b
b punishment at five yean in the peni- p
ill aad Kihkntlrt Baparta frflm Ue Pro*l>
at Comrelal Hi Trade Culin of Uw
Coiktrr, Shtwlif Iki Caadlllea af
BaaUaaa ud him Proapacla.
Krr York, January 0.?The condition
Irado for tho week haa been ao much
oken up and demoralised In various
lys by the holidays that no very consldible
amount o( business baa been done,
ade generally la eminently in aound conJon,
and tho outlook the coming year la
xt bopciul.
Quietness still prevails In the dry goods
do, both in job and commission bouses,
o spring trade, however, is commencing
d orders are beginning to come In from
ire remote country districts to a considiblo
amount Trade Is very boalthy and
it* firm.
n thf> crmln tnidn wlioat nnA enrn linuo
in irregular and unsettled, with modee
fluctuations. Ah a rule the market in
isiderable strength.
Nie lard and pork market has been weak
il unsatisfactory at a slight decline.
n cotton the tendency has been downrd,
with slight fluctuations.
[n wool tueio were but a moderate
lount of business transactions, both man.cturers
and dealers being busy settling
their accounts for the year.
Che demand for American pig iron conues
good, and prices are Arm. Some efts
were made at the meeting of the Westi
manufacturers to advance the price of
ne kinds of manufactured iron,- but they
re not successful, as it was considered
it slich a step would at once advance the
ce of pig iron, to the injury of the trade,
n raw sugar there is no material change. a
0 stock in hand is gradually working g
n*n on the demands of tho refiners. x
rhe coffee market is heavy for Brazil f,
des and nothing doing in invoices, r
ere is a large old stock, and the new
p is fully equal to that of last year. Of ,
Ider grades the stocks are not too large :
1 there is a regular demand. There is n
v little Mocha to be hud and it is bringgood
'hero were 140 failures for the week re- (3
ted throughout the country by R. G. 1
n & Co.'s Mercantile Agency, which is n
mterial reduction as compared with the 0
jing week of 1881. The Eastern States t
i sixteen, Western thirty-five, Southern a
ir-four, Middle twenty-four, Pacific nine c
I New York City eighty-two. Business o
nbles in the Southern'States shows no e
linution, but in all other sections of the v
ntry there is an improvement The New t
rk City failures are mostly in small re- n
trades, and have no significance.
!i.vcixnati, January 0.?The first week c
he new year finds business still in a dis*
l>ed condition, consequent upon the
rlv adjustment of affairs, though it can C
dly be said to have been a fair iudex r
what is to be in the future. No doubt
aggregate transactions ure less then n
ing the clearing week of lust year, but d
he same time the lull may be accounted f,
without conceding that there is a gen- .i
I dullness The only apparent disturb:e
during the week has passed away. It "
?a strike of the shoe lusters, and their F
ition to the manufacture was such that c
ir idleness virtually stopped a conaid- ?
e part of the manufacture of shoes. An
eemciit bus been made whereby the 0
ke is averted, a slight increaso of wages i
ing been allowed. tl
'he crucial test of the new year's settlents
has not yet, up to this time, developed
weakness among the leading business a
ises, and no failure has yet been w
oniclcd. ?
ho markets have been generally active,
h a tendency in nearly every direction
ligher prices.
logs have not made any material ad- J
ice but are firm at slightly higher prices
n last week.
Provisions have made a steady but '
;ht advance in prices, closing firm at i
end of the week. The most marked imivcment
has been in corn, which sold .
lay at 71 Jc. This is owing to the small Q
ply. Oats are also scarce and firm at t
her rates.
Vheat has been in light supply, and the J
;ent demand has kept prices up, No. 2
winter selling to-day at SI 40.
lye and barley were firmer without ma- ,
ial chango in prices. ?
piTTsncnoii. i
'iTTSBURon, January 0.?-The volume of a
riness was much larger the past week e
.n for a fortnight before and the markets a
re quite active and stiff with prices not r
terially changed.
*ig iron was strong at the late advance, f
l's continue large and the market has
dently settled down to a firm basis at a \
station of $2."> 00 to $28 00 for gray forge, r
mufactured iron is moving along steady c
iiout any new feature. 2Sew orders are t
ning in, but the manufacturers appear c
willing to advance the card.
riie glass trado is quiet. As ususal, at c
s season, there is no demand for window j
88, ana uie lactones are sioceing up. ?
ttles are in light stock, and in beavy deind
at Arm but unchanged rates.
Petroleum was active, weak itnd unsctJ.
United certificates were quoted durj
tho week at 7l)iu82jc; closing irregular
a afternoon at 81c Sail's and resales
21,000 barrels, shipments 310,000 barrels,
rhe coal trade was quiet. Shipments to
uisville and Cincinnati by river since
t Friday aggregate 3,073,000 bushel.
battle active; selling at 20a25c higher.
cleveland, January 0.?The taking of
,'oicc8 and the holidays has somewhat in*
fered with the volume of the iron but>i38
during the past week, but nevertheless
;ro is great activity. Iron ore is in good
mand. Most of the unsold ores remain*
f on tho dock have been taken up during
j past week at an advance over previous
Lires. Several inquiries are being made
next season's delivery, but prices are
t named yet. Pig iron is very active,
i last week's prices have continued to
Ten. A boom is among tho probabils.
Conservative dealers aro inclined to
nk that prices will remain as they aro,
1 thus give no further encouragement to t
eign shippers. Manufactured iron is i
7 firm, and activity is perhaps greater i
in ever. i
Petroleum ia firm at former prices. The I
ling off noted in the freight business of
t week lias continued. Passenger truffle,
wever, is good.
cuicaoo. j
CmcAOO, January 0.?The clearings for J
c past week Iihvo been lanje, even for I
o flret week in tho year, and in spite of
e fact that there has been only four bilsi- I
*s d?ys, they amount (Saturday estimad)
to $03,000,000. There has'been some I
akinijup and taming over of money, i
id reinveslment of Interests. Hlsh in- 1
rest Bocurilit* are gradually boinu re- i
joined and nothing higher! tlmn six I
r cent is being put out Uy anyroaponsi- i
le concern. The banks find plenty of
ill for money at good rates. Eastern exlangc
Is ut par. Currency goes to tbo
ranter In fair quality. Collections are
pry good and the financial situation inilreaconfMencc.
The varioua trade cirtlata
publiali statistics at the beginning
I the year showing that their various
ranches of induatrynave had a prospererous
twelve montuB. v?
Tbo bide trade ia sprln jing up and rapid
ly Increasing in volumo. The receipt* of
hide* (or the put year have been 75,011,000
pounds, u against 25,026,000 pound* ten
j'eara ago ana against 44,029,000 polind* in |
The leather business, of course, keeps
pace with the hide trade, and it I* figured 1
out tliat Chicago tanners have used 460,932
The general merchandise bualneta was
rather dull, but it la improving rteadlly,
and from now on until spring merchant*
anticipate a good buaineaa, unless the country
roads are unusually bad.
On tho atopic*, dry goods, groceries, fur- 1
nlshlng goods, doming, etc., prices are 1
stiff. |
Fuel and fun are las* itrong than tho n
others because of the mild winter.
Lumber and dried building material* 1
are Brm, although plenty of Dulldlng U
progressing in a leisurely way right through c
tbn winter. c
Hardware ia very firm. Fruit* are scarce ,
und high. Freeh fish are In demand, the '
leaaon being unfavorable for catch. Dairy I
product* contlnno atrong. On 'Change c
;hero was more activity, but not very heavy o
Actuations. Tho market aeems to Be a
icalping one, with a tendency to higher r'
jricea all round. The beat rate* were not, c
lowever maintained in all articles traded r
n. Sales for February option were as fol- j
owk Wheat, $1 20ial 2tl|; corn, OlJaOSc: tl
mts, 4:t|a44|c; pork, $10 80?17 25; lard u
ilOOOall 17J. Tho statistical condition b
avore higher prices all around, provided
hft nrenpnk rnt/m nr?
Tfie general talk seems to be tlmt prices tl
?ill advance considerable before there is D
iny material break. Tho argument of tho n
3ulls is that all the crops show a very great e
iggregate fulling off in quantity; that the i
iemand from aomestic and foreign quar- n
era is rather increasing than otherwise, and 0
hat there are several months beforo wo a
an even guess what the new crop is likely &
o be. The Bears seem to have no particu- 0
sr theory or policy, bat reiterate tho idea d
hat prices are far above their level and n
bovo tho average for many years
nd will como down with a crash
omo day. The bears are, however, neither
cry numerous or very sanguine. They P1
tave had but very little encouragement P
ately. ?
Hogs are coming in pretty well and the
heory is that the farmers, finding that feed- T
ng is too expensive at tho present rates for
orn, are crowding them forward.
Provisions are pretty strong, but fluctaate G
nnugh for small speculative purposes. o
The receipts of grain for the week (five G
lays) aggregated 1,325,000 bushels against
,479,000 bushels a year ago. Tho shindents
were 1.240,000 bushe ls against 1.444,00
bushels the same time in 18S1. Thus v>
lie movement is less both as to receipts
nd shipments, than last year, and the re- u
eipts only slightly exceed'the very q^eagre
utward movement. The promise of the ?
arly part of the season that tho elevators tr
could bo tflutted with grain, iacertain not ?'
? be fulfilled for to two reasons, the cheap- ?<
iess of freight and scarcity of grain. b
lovcrnor Cnmcrou'tt flmt Nnuie lo ?
the Virginia Legislature. o)
Richmond, Va., January 6.?Governor p|
bmcron sent in bis first message to tbe tl
reneral Assembly to-<lay. In it ho-recom- 1,1
lends the adoption, without unnecessary JJ
elay, of a measure which shall proride ti
>r the discharge of public obligatious upon rt
tie basis set forth in an act passed by the 81
ist General Assembly and known as the jjj
tiddleberger bill. Great misapprehension pi
xists, he says, as to the purpose of
Virginia in regard to the final settlement
f all controversy concerningthe State debt, fii
\s he understands the views and will oi hi
lie people, they don't intend to repudiate
ny just obligation. The bill is to assunfe a
nd to pay that portion of the principal p;
rhich is properly cbargeabltf totlie present
tate of Virginia, and to restore all classes
f creditors to a plane of equity. The rue b
ndebtedness of the State, tie says, should g|
e determined (1) by computing
lie full interest to date of setlement
from the period when Virginia B
ost control of, and ceased to draw a reve- _
iue from tha territory embraced in West
Virginia. (2) By crediting against it the
um total ol principal and interest so ob- .
ainctl, and the acknowledged payments n
in both accounts made by Virginia since d,
he partition of her territory. If this shall
te done and a provision made for the liquilation
of the amount ho found to be due, 'c
to charge of repudiation can be laid at the 1(
loor of the people of this commonwealth. ^
is to the rate of interest which can and .
hould be paid on the principal so ascer- '
ained and assumrd, the Governor savs, di
.n jJiuilVD Iiittupituoiua^ituu k llll 111(3 prCO- U
nt rate of taxation can't be increased, n
,ud that careful estimates establishes the c]
reposition that three per cent is the fr
argest rate of interest that can be provided p
or with certainty. T
Washington. January 6.?General Ma- tl
lone has been busy for several wefeks in ti
>rcparing the bill for settliug the Virginia b
lebt question, which will be introduced in si
ho Legislature at Richmond uext Monday c<
ir Tuesday. The bill is based upon the fr
irinciple that in public debts the indebt- p
Klness follows the territory, and that there- 01
ore West Virginia, set off from Virginia tc
ind made an independent State, ought in at
ustice to bear its proportion of that part of n
he State debt which was contracted before n
he separation and of the interest, whether cl
laid by Virginia or unpaid, which has ac- T
:rued since the sejmration, West Virginia b
laving paid nothing since it became a T
State. &
West Virginia composes one-third of the m
mginal State of Virginia, and it is lield by
jeneral Mahone that, as the separation of
his region from the State took away a F
arge part of its richest mineral and other
ivealth,.. it is but fair that the new State
ihould assume one-third of the total debt,
nrluding the interest account tc
Very numerous calculations wero neces- jc
ary before the exact proportion of interest i.
>n various bonds could be ascertained and
ipportioned. The interest was carrinl for "
he whole period of the war, but not com- p
mounded, and great caro whs used to omit t
10 charge of this kind. Tho final result /
itates the proper debt of Virginia in July.
1882, at $21,035,377, ol which sum $10,S4S,- "
)00 is principal nnd $4,102,000 interest ltast II
Iue. The bill to bo introduced next Mon- &
lay makes provision for the regular pay- n
nent of tho interest on this debt General f
tlahone asserts that there is not a cont of j
-epudiation in the bill, and that when tho q
lobt statement is made public in detail, as n
t will be next week, no banker or account- j,
int in tho country will declare it anything j
jut honest and fair.
An AbKondlR|J?ircler. -jPittsburgh,
Januury 0.?Intelligence has t|
iust been received hero of tho absconding i,
if James H. Hildebrand, a prominent ,s
ieweler of Mercer, Fa., who disappeared ?
[rom bis homo several days ago, taking ,
*ith him about $1,000 worth of goods and [,
leaving a number of firms in Chicago, New
York and this city in tho lnrch to the exlent
of ncarlv $15,000. Tho Pittsburgh linns
ire Hoge, Goddard & Co., and llerren A a
Co., but tho names of those from other c
lilies have not been ascertained. Pinker- ?
ton's detectives are on his track, lie is 1
supposed to be In the West j
??? s
Effect or Drought oh Crops.
CittcAoo, January 0.?A Springfield
special says: Tho disastrous effect of the c
drought is shown by tho report on the corn
crops furnished bv the Sute Department
of Agriculture. Tho total yield is 1,749,906,000
bushels for thojrear^l, or fifty |*r
cent o( the crop of'80, and only halt the {
crop of '73. The greatest Injurv to tho crop .
was in the Southern division Jo! the State.
" |"'r ,
JT la tk? Oil iTsrli-llrleJarn tfUa Ua<
tea "Kiwi" oa.BUIaa'* goifi ialrleaa Pel*
tej-Tfca Praatritlia or Batlam la . S
Urmur ? Elertlsi i la Cruet. v'
I/ikdox, January 0,?Tho Iriikman do- ..-j
louncea the publications purporting to
lave come irom America recommending
maaination and the iue of dynamite.'
ruo Lord Mayor's property defenao fund, I
low amonnta to ?12,000.
Tho Daily Ncm, In dismissing Blaine's Jj
ilrcular to the Kepnbllcs of Central and -35
loulh America, proposing a conference at 5
Vashington, sayt Tho meaning of tho n
iroject la the establishment of an Amcri- Jj
an protectorate over both Central and
outh America. Blaine's pretentions are 1
ovel and extravagant They were never
ontemplated by the originator of the Mon-VM
oo doctrine, under which, an attempt will I
robaUly be made to shelter them. Now M
hat Frolinehuyscn has succeeded BlalnKH
tiore in nf lPJiRt n hnrm ihni annus
aula of negotiation can bo arrived at >
That the American interests on the P<u y
ific seaboard have greatly increased alncelM
ae Clayton-Bulwer treaty was signed, ad- \
iits of no doubt, but is quito an open?
uestion whether England is not interest-*^
J in ilie Panama Canal yet more deeply.!?
hat England, with her vast AmerlcanM
ossessions and carrying trade, should
ame a party to any agreement yielding thtf
inal into American hands, nnd acknowl-^
Iging the suzerainty of the United h'tat?hjft|
[ the entire Western Hemisphere, is a |
ream beyond the domain of practical ^
lamson committed.
London, January 0.?In the Bow street. .?
olicecourtto-day, Dr. uiumhi. aeou*. 'i s
oisoning his brother-in-law, I'ercy MaWgl
)lm John, a student at Bleinhoim Uoiujo S
:hool, Wimbledon, was remanded untUvS
8cullino match.
In tho sculling mateh to-day between :
odwin and Flynn, for fifty pounds a side, "ffii
irer tho Thatues championship course, |
odwin won by six lengths.
elections in' greece.
Athens, January 0.?Both sides clnlro.ft'ijj
ictory at the elections and the political.^
tuation will probably not bo agcui.ine&<&
ntil the Chamber uf Keprrscntatives iueert j|
? KKTmemJiera of that body are elected for '.5j
le first time; The' new provinces return.?!
?irty-five members. It is stated thatthe.-Jffl
Idest member is Mahommedan, who will
HltU-nilPlltlv ili't <u Proji.??. ?? ?.# il?> '
? -J ? -??. J nvt UU a. i VI'II MV V* < !*: VH8IU"S*|?J
sr pro. teui. until the President is electedSfl
business prostration in germany. js)
Berlin, January G ? A letter from
uineror William was read at the nuetiug
: the Berlin Town Council yesterday, re--'
lylnjf to the Councils congratulations*'of-.$8
i? New Year, in which he expn-tses the
ape that the removal, whit'ii Iuim been
immenced, of the dillicultieu weighing onV^gs
ib trade of the couutry may rapidly rounue
until the business prosperity is fully;
stored. The Kmi>eror also pledge* liia
ipport to anv measures which tin- Council ^
my draft, to be submitt-.il to Parliament,
oking to the further relief of the business, .
rostration. . / ^
a small favor granted to davitt. flp
Dublin, January 6.?Michael Davitt, con* .-. '?
tied in Kilnminham jail, who has not ^
itherto been permitted to see visitors, has
dw been granted that privilege. lie wilUtagg
e allowed to converse with those who ;
ill upon him, but only in the Governor's V;$|
Vienna, January 0.?Thero has thus far - M
cen^ no confirmation of the rumors tele
ropueu iiihi nigoi inac wareaw was uurn- ig
ig, having been fired by tbe revolutionists.
he Demoralisation Uronlns Worse
From Day to Day.
.Chicago, January 0.?East bound freight: ^
itesare getting more demoralized every
ay. The principal competition is oh pro- *?jB
isions. The oi>cn rate on this class has, ^
tr the last few weeks, been 12$ cents per S^fB
X) pounds from Chicago to New York, : via
ut it has been generally understood that jv.'?33
iwer rates were being made by the Vanerbilt
roads. The Pennsylvania has an- ''t||
nunced another reduction in provision
ites, and will liearafter charge on this
ass ten cents per one hundred pounds
om Chicago to New York, eight cents to
hiladelphia and seven cents to .Baltimore.,
he Pennsylvania people say they took
lis step because they have obtained posi- ;.':M
ve-proof that the Vanderbilt roads lmvo
een making a ten cent rate to favorite .]
lippers for some timo past, and have sue- via
;eded in diverting considerable trade [Via
om the Pennsylvania. They were com*
elled to tnko this step, they claim, in
rder to protect themselves and their cus- .
mere. On urain, the Vanderbilt roads
re understood to have made a ten cent;
ite to New York. The Pennsylvania is
ot competing for the grain business, and;v.$3
aims to maintain the twenty cent rate. I
he Baltimore & Ohio is in the market for
usiness to Baltimore only. The Grand ^$3
runk and Erie are understood to mako ?
i low rates, both on provisions and grain,
i the Vanderbilt roaus.
onrteen Men Who Itejnicc Over a Lawy?r'?
a i* ioui/ouu, uuiiuui; u.?xui-iu uiu iour* 1>0|a
sen coal miners who havo occasion to re>ice
in the error of a Westmoreland county^JSj
iwyer, if reports are true. These men
ere arrested on a charge of conspiracy
referred by the Waverly Coal Company,
hey found bail in $100 each, but are now
ee of all impending troubles bjtroauon (A ^
le interlining of two names in the inforlation
upon which they wero apprehend- -1
i. After the paper was drawn up two 4
lore names were added at Greensburg. .1
his would not havo militated ag linst the ^
ocumeut in this county, but in old NVotfloreland
it whs diirerent, the interlined
atnes vitiating the information and causig
the release of the bondsmen and the
iachargB of the fourteen miners on their "?U
wn recognizance, nicy nre said to be at
icir homes, near the Wavorly mines.
he company, It is thought, will take no
,eps to rearre<t the men, unless the a!acta
ol conspiracy are continued,
lew men are going into the Wjiverljr
lines, and it is not impossible that inure
rill be heard from these works, eithfcr
om one side or the 01 her.
Killed by ihn Indians.
Chicago, January 0.?Vincent, Minn.,
dvices say Mr. Secord, of the flrui of Se- *5
ord Brothers, who started with a train of
oods with several thousand dollars for' !
Sirtle Mountain, has been killed by In- i
lians, who plundered the train. United A
itates authorities are after the oflendere. j
Pekuka had a muarkable xood effict-on <ra
ay daughter*! paralyils, W. E. Duncax,
YTHITISG-On Thund?y aftem?on. January iy 'i j
.882, *1 1:30 o'clock, CA*ai- Wum u. danub^r/if > ;7J
Dunmoreaod Itobccca Whlttug, iu tbu tixtccblh >/
rear of her ?ge. f
Fuaond nodce hereafter.

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