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Fan or Gentlemen s fanUaiac goods can afford to do without TnEClQTIIIEQ &HJHTER ; ; A Ltrge Illustrated 30-page Paper, lush farnl.toM.TrTT stoats all tb. awa aad coa pef tae trade tadieaUd. . aaa for aampl eopy to ROOT & TINKER, DVkSX BT. Jh T. Genenil News Sammfiry. CBiKTeMlBal. Senate, March IS. Soon after the Senate was called to order a recees wss taken and upon reassembling a motion to adjourn preralled. Objection was made to the admis sion of Senator Bell, of New Hampshire, ap pointed by the Governor to fill the raraocy caused by the expiration of Senator Wad leigh's term, and his case went orer. Souse. A great crowd was present to witness the opening session and organisa tion. Representative James, of New Tork, was the only member sbsent. The lerk cave Hull, Democrat, of Florida, a seat, and al lowed the Iowa delegation to ce me In. His ground In both cases wss tbst a Governor's cerancaie ana me seal oi ine CM-aie irave me holders prima fad right to seats. As to the State of Kanssa the Clerk said he had cot put on the roll the name of the perMin claiming to hare been elected from that State at large, the State only being entitled to three mem ters. Kanimi waa coosen ppeaKer on the nret ballot, receinng 144 rotes; uaraoiu, 125; Wright, IS and Kelley, 1. Mr. Randall waa conducted to the chair-bTMrT Garfield and Mr. Blackburn. He made a brief, address and then the oath of office was sdminlstered to the Speaker by Mr. Kelly, of Pennsylvania. after which the oath to members was admin istered by the Speaker in groups of States. Mr. Frva obiected to administering the oath to Bull, of Florida, and the matter went over until the following day. The Democratic cau cua nominees for the other offices of the House were elected. Mr. McMshon sent to the Clerk's derk and asked to have read a pe tition (signed by twenty-three prominent citi aen ol Cincinnati) against the right of But- terwonn and roung, ot unio, to occupy seats. Discussion arose as to whether the petition should take the ordinary course or be read and printed In the record. Without action the matter went over until the next day. Tbe members then drew for their seats and the Bouse adjourned. Senate, March 19. Bills introduced To revive the Court of Commissioners of Alabama claims; to reorganize the army; to remove all political disabilities imposed by the loarteentn article oc the constitution : repealing tbe act o( July. 1962, requiring a teat oath ; authorizing local taxation of legal tender Treasury notes ; to establish a branch mint at Omaha. - The Vice President laid be fore the Senate a memorial signed by a number of members of the Legislature of Kansas asserting that tbe election of Sen ator ingaiis was secured py orioery ana corruption, and asking the Senate to give them full opportunity to offer proofs of these assertions, iteierrea to ue committee on Privileges and Elections. Mr. Wallace of fered a resolution requesting the Secretary of the Treasury to furnish to the Senkte a de tailed statement of the accounts of Marshals of the United States In the States of New York. Pennsylvania. Ohio, Massachusetts aud Maryland, rendered to date for aid in re gard to the employment of aad pay ment of wages or" fees charred lor service performed by themselves or their special deputies in regard to the con duct of elections in November, 1ST. At tbe suggestion of Mr Conkling tbe resolution waa laid orer. air. eaulsbury submitted a resolution calling noon tbe Secretary ot the Treasury to furnish detailed information in regard ' to negotiations of public securities with syndicates and bankers, amounts paid to them, amount of double interest, what se curity wss demanded by the Secretary, etc Mr. Morrill objected to the resolution and it went orer. ' Tbe credentials of Mr. Bell, of New Hampshire, were referred to the Com mittee on Judiciary with Instructions to re port them back aa soon as possible The President's message waa received and read. Mouse. The disputed case from the Second Congressional District of Florida was taken up and discussed; Mr. Frye moved to amend the resotuUoa olTerea on-the 18TB I (that the oath be now administered to Hull) oy providing that tbe prima foot as well as ultimate right of each contestant be referred to the Committee on Elections when appoint ed, and that in the meantime neither be sworn in. The previous question wss moved and seo onaeav uaesuon wss orst ' taken on Mr. rye's amendment and It waa rejected yeas, 137; nays, 140. As between Republicans and Democrats It wss a strict party rote. Aa to Ureenbackers, Barlow, f La Matyr, Ford, Forsythe.Gillette, Jones, Keller, Lowe, Murch, Russell. N. C). Stevenson. Wearer. Wright and Yokum voted with the Republicans and Ladd with tbe Democrats. The original res olution (that Hull be sworn in) was then adopted yeas, lu; nays, 1JO. The Presi dent's message was read and referred to the committee oi tne Whole Senate, March20. No business trans acted. Eohm. Mr. McMahon called up the petition of the citizens of Cincinnstl in rela tion to the election of Butterworth and Toung, and the whole matter was referred to a select committee with leave to sit during recess. The committee was also directed to inquire Into the operation of the Supervisor's lsw in Cincinnati at the last election. Messrs. Butterworth and Young declared tbemselres in favor of the resolution. Senate, March 21. A large num ber of bills were Introduced, among them one by Mr. Beck repealing so much of the Revised Statutes as prohibits the appolutment to the army of any person engaged in the late re bellion. Mr. McMillan auomitted a loint res olution proposing an amendment to the Con stitution ol tne united States giving the Pres ident power to except In his approval of bills either Items of appropriations, or special leg islation, giving his reasons to Congress, the items so disapproved to be treated as In the case of a veto. Mr. Hoar offered a resolu tion condemning .as unconstitutional and Insurrectionary the attempts of one house to make the passage of appropriation bills con ditional on tbe consent of tbe other bouse and of the Piesidentto provisions thcrdo not approve Mr. Wallace objecting the 'resolu tion went over. Mr. Wallace's resolution calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury for a detailed statement of the amounts paid the Marshals in certain States, wss amended to cover all States, and it was agreed to. Bills introduced and referred: Authorizing tbe Secrets rv of the Treaaurr to contract for the construction ol a ship provided with means for tbe disinfection of vessels and cargoes; providing for tbe organization of a atlsslsslppl Klrer improvement commission, deepening of the channel of the river and protecting alluvial lands; amending the lie vised Statutes so as to authorize the purchase of foreign-built ships by citizens of the United States; also providing for retiring the trade dollars and their recoinnge into stand ard silver dollsrs; extending the time for the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Mr. Edmunds called up the resolution hereto fore offered by him proposing to confine tbe business of tbesession to the object for which It was called. On motion ot Mr. Wallace it waa laid on the table yeas, 85; nays. Si a strict party rote Mr. Logan introduced a Dili to equalize tne Dounues or soiuiers, sail ors and marines of the late war for the Union. Adjourned until the 34th. Eoute. Nothing of importance was done, and the House adjourned until the 25th. Senate, March 24. Bills introduced: Providing for the settlement of accounts with certain railroad companies ; to prevent the In troduction and spread of Infectious diseases into the United States. On motion of Mr. McDonald a resolution waa passed requiring the Secretary of the Treaaurr to furnish the Senate the amounta of money di awn and paid suoerrieors of elections, general and spe cial. In 1870 and 1878, as a compen sation in excess ot fees as allowed br law for Circuit Court Commissloners,snd the amounta expended in New York, Philadelphia and Cin cinnati for tbe years aforesaiil. Mr. Wallace offered a resolution that the Senate proceed to tbe election of Secretary of tbe Seuate Chief Clerk, Executive Clerk and Sergeant-at- -Arms. A lengthy political discussion ensued, participated in by Messrs. Anthony, Hamlin, Wallace, Conkling, Bayard, Beck, Vorbees, Blaine and Eaton. The Democratic caucus nominees were elected. M'avaaiisi Stoat. Randall received the nomination for Speaker on the first ballot in the Democratic caucus on tbe night of the 171 h. . The rote stood aa follows: Randall, 75; Blackburn, 57; McMahon, 3; Morrison, 8; Cox, 4. For Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arras and Doorkeeper, the pres ent incumbents were nominated. Tbe Re publicans also held a caucus and nominated General Garfield for Speaker; Ex-Congressman Reiner, of South Carolina, for Clerk ; Jeremiah M. Rush, of Wisconsin, forfiergeant-St-Arros; James M. Melton, of Tennessee, for Itoorkeeper. 'Ine Greeubsckers decided to east their rotes for Hendriek B. Wright, of Pennsylvania, for Bpeaker. No nominations were made for ths other positions. The chairmanships of Senate stand ing committees were accorded to the Repub licans, viz.: Revolutionary claims, private land claims and engrossed bills. The Republican members of the Senate in a caucus meeting on the 19th, sdopted a resolution declaring that the busi ness and other public Interests of the country will be heat promoted by confining legislation at the present session to msking tbe neces sary appropriations for the support of the Army and for the Legislative, Executive and Judicial expenses of the Government, snd thst all bilN and joint resolutions excepting those for the aforesaid purpose snail oe re ferred to tbe appropriate committees and not reported until next uecemoer. Large subscriptions are being made to the four per cent, refunding certificates. The caucus of the Democratic Sena tors, held on the VOtb, nominated Col. John C Burcb, of Tennessee, Secretary of the Sen ate; R. J. Bright, of Indiana, for 8ergeant-at-Arma; Ex-Congressman Shober, of North Carolina, Chief Clerk: II. Bailer Peyton, of Virgin's. Executive Clerk, and Joseph G. Bul lock, ol Alexandria, a., inapiain. A general court martial has been ordered for the trial of CVonels 8 tan ley, Twenty-second Infantry, and M. B. Hazen, Sixth Infantry. The Executive Committee of the .Na tional Greenback party has issued an address to the people of the Uulted Srateselating that there is no dependence to be placed on tbe professions of avowed friends to tbe cause: that financial relief within old party lines has been extinguished, and tbat they have been misled in several instances by tbe nominees of the party aud others who ob taioed ita support. Francis A. Walkkr has been nom inated Superintendent of Census by the Presi dent. Tbe War Department has received a letter from Major Walsh, commanding the Canadian mounted police, that Sitting Bull Is showing a very insubordinate spirit and evi dently intends mischief. Tbe Department has ordered a regiment of infantry to the I rentier. Ttje Democratic caucus committees hare decided not to go into general legislation. The President has appointed John B. Hamilton, of Illinois, Supervising Surgeon General trie Woodward, deceased. It will require nearly $5,000,000 to pay the quarterly interest on the four per cent, loan April 1st. The East. Two freight trains collided on the Northern Central Railroad near Cumberland, Pa., on the 17th. Charles Delraney had a leg torn off and one of tbe conductors wss slightlv injured. The engines were wrecked and thirty cars thrown into the Susquehanna River. The Irish benevolent and literary societies in the United States very generally celebrated St. Patrick's Day by parades, liter ary exercises and r octal festivities. A substance resembling sulphur fell at Reading and Allentown, Pa., on tbe 17th. When ignited it burned as readily and emit ted the same fumes as sulphur. The New York Time, on the 19th, published reports of the actual condition of trades, manufactures and other Industries in fourteen States, and business centers In those Slates showing thst the condition of the bus iness luterests ot the country, as compared with tbe outlook a year ago at this time, gives promise oi a prontanie season, tne nesnnning of tbe return ot National prosperity and as surance ot a general ana apparently lasting revival of business. Scientific examination of the " sul phur" which fell in showers orer the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania on the 17th, proves it to he the pollen from a species of pine caught np by the wind and carried from the Jersey forests. Surrogate Colvix, at New York, on the 19th, in concluding a very length deci sion in the Commodore Vanderbilt will case said that be was of the opinion tbst the pro bate of the will snd codicil should In all things be confirmed, and ordered a form of decision or decree to be presented for settlement and signature on two days' notice Br an explosion in the Pottsville, Pa., shaft colliery, on the 19th, Louis Murray and James Mulhenan were instantly killed, and William Murray severely and a man named Boas slightly injured. The following ticket was nominated by the Rhode Island Democratic State Con vention on the 20th: Governor, Thomas W. Segsr; Lieutenant-Governor, J. W. Bailer; Secretary of State, David 8. Baker, Jr. ; Attorney-General, Chas. H. Page; Treasurer, Patrick Farrell. Resolutions were adonted hailing with joy the return of tbe Democratic party to the control ot Congress, and regret ting that fraud, briberv and perjury kept the Democrats from the Executive Department. The Republican Convention renominated the present State officers. An explosion of the boiler in DeFor- est's steam saw-mill at Springfield, Mass., on the 21st, probably fatally, injured James Tay lor and Horace Langdon. and severely wounded two others. Patrick O'Shea, a well-known Cath olic book publisher of New York City, sus pended on the 21st. Liabilities, 100,000; as sets nominally, $200,000. The direct United States cable has been repaired and traffic resumed. Of the coal miners arrested for riot along the upper Monongahela several weeks sgo seventeen were found guilty ot simple riot and the others were acquitted. The court sentenced the guilty ones to par costs and warned them if again arrested they would have to pay the extreme penalty of tbe law. At Gilmore's Garden, New York City, on the 210, John Simpson, Rowell's trainer, ran ten miles in one hour fifty and one-quarter seconds. Norman Taylor, of Ver mont, ran twenty miles in two hours, nine minutes, niiy-eight and three-quarter seconds. - The next meeting of the Supreme Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Work tngmen will be held at Boston. The Rhode Island Legislature, on the 24th, refused to adopt a resolution sub mitting to a rote of the people tbe question of an amendment to the Constitution granting suffrage to women. The striking coal miners of the Up per Monongahela district in Pennsylvania re fuse to go to work for less than three cents per bushel. A general strike is apprehended n that section. Two Excise Commissioners of Roch ester, N. Y., hare been convicted of malad ministration in office. It was also reported on tbe 24th that the Grand Jury had Indicted tne Mayor, two roiice commissioners and eighty saloon keepers. The Treasurer of the Reading, Mass , Savings Bank, Nathan P. Pratt, is a defaulter. Rev. De Witt Talmage appeared for trial on tbe 24th before the Brooklyn Pres bytery, on the charges preferred by tbat body several weeks ago. Dr. Spear, hia counsel, moved to quash the principal specifications, aa they failed to indicate time or place After warm debates, tne moderator granted a mo tion to strike out the specifications- Talmage then demanded investigations upon these very charges. The peopT wanted to know If they were true If they were not investigated he would appeal to the King's County Grand Jury. He would walre all technicalities and show he hsd done no wrong. It was finally decided to try Talmage on all the specifica tions. Went and Hontli. Ex-Senatob Goldthwait, of Ala bama, died on tbe 16th. Three revenue prisoners were re leased from tbe Hsrtavllle, Tenn.; jail; by an armed band of moonshiners on the 16th. A decision was rendered ia the United States District Court at 8U Paul, Minn., on the 17th, in tbe case of the Ameri can Mtddlinirs Purifier against John A. Chris- tian H of., being the Minnesota branch of the Satent cases lately tried tn St. Louie The ecision by Judge Dillon Is that the patent originally Issued covered onlr tbe process for Improvement in tbe art of manufacturing flour, and tbat the claim made under tbe reis sued n tent, la nnanded to rover the process for purifying middlings. This not being de scribed in the original patent tbe claim Is un tenable, and the patent so far as it refers to the middlings purifier is void. The court does rot enter into tbe question of infringement. judge iseison concurs. The commander of the British gun boat Osprey, now at Sitka, reports tbat their timely arrival, no doubt, saved the lives ot the white inhabitants of that port, as the In dians were making preparations to commence hoWlitiee It is his opinion that nothing short of permanent protection by the Govern ment will enable the whites to live there with out molestation from the Indians, and carry on their trade and develop the resources of the country. ine United States corvette Alaska, which arrived at San Francisco from New York on the 17th, has been ordered to go to bilks. The Sherift of Wallula, W. T., ar rested Chief Moses on the 17th. Moses gave bond and at once started for Washington City. 8moholla. the most restless, influential and dangerous Indisn on the coast is reported to be in company witu atoses. The long contest between the Sutro Tunnel Company and the mining companies of tbe COmstock lode waa finally concluded on the ISth, when all parties gave their adhesion to tne articles oi compromise The Southern Bank at New Orleans has suspended. Twelve persons recently convicted of counterfeiting were sentenced at Louis ville, Ky., on the ISth, to various terms in the penitentiary at Joliet, 111., by the United states court. The pork-packers of St. Louis killed 629,261 hogs during the season commencing November 1st and ending March 1st. The Supreme Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workingmen convened at Nashville Tenn., on tbe ISth. Representa tives were present from sixteen Statee There were 406 deaths in the Order during the past year: amountpaid, (640,(100; yellow fever losses. C52.0U0. The growth of the Order during the year la reported to hare been un precedented iu ita nisiory. The Irish Catholics of the North western States have formed an association the chief object of which is to assist poor and worthy people of that church to secure homes upon lands in tne west. Tub Mechanics1 and Traders1 Bank, of New Orleans, suspended on the 19th. A shooting affray occurred at Vicks- burg, Miss., ou the night of the ISth, between Capt. W. F. Fitzgerald, Capt. W. H. Andrews and . L. Greene Andrews and Greene were killed almost Instantly and Fitzgerald dangerously wounded. The difficulty origi nated about a Hibernian meeting at which Andrews was elected President. Fitzgerald claimed to still be President of tbe soci ety ard denounced the election of An drews as a farce Greene took exceDtiona to r luge raid's remarks and attempted to draw a weapon. ruxgeraid drew nntt and shot Greene through the heart. Andrews then shot Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald shot Andrews. Rev. James DeKoven, Dean of Ra cine (Wis.) College, died very suddenly on the 19th. Dr. DeKoven wss about forty- seven years of sge, and had been connected with Riiciue College for the past twenty Tears. Pine ville, McDonald County, Mo., was almost entirely destroyed by fire on the morning of the lllth. Only the court-house, oue hotel and two business nouses escaped destruction. - - Maurice Barrymore, B. C. Porter and a female attache of the Wood and Barry more theatrical combination were in the depot at Marshall. Texas, on the night of the 19th waiting for a train, when James Currie, a detective entered and made slighting re marks about the lady to which exceptions were taken by Barrymore and Porter. After some words Currie drew his revolver and shot Porter, killing him almost Instantly, and turning shot Barrymore through the el bow, the ball coming out under the left shoulder. Currie was arrested. Nine County Judges were indicted in Judge Rives' Court at Lynchburg, Vs., on the 20th, for refusing to allow negroes to serve on juries. The Congressional Apportionment bill which has just been passed by the Indiana Legislature gives the Democrats nine dis tricts and the Republicans four, three of tbe latter said to be doubtful if the Democrats and Nationals combine All of the Clearing House banks at New Orleans, fifteen in number, announced a temporary suspension on the 20th. One mill Inn dollars has been sent to the banks from New York City. The Toledo National Bank has been robbed of about $2,000 in snbstdlary coin by its janitor, a colored man. A terrible prairie fire recently oc curred in Republic and Cloud Counties, Kan- About one hundred houses were con sumed, also large quantities of grain, farm ing implements, etc But one life was re ported lost. Archbishop Purcell has published a letter stating that not more than 500,000 was deposited with him, the rest is the result of compound interest: thst for more than twenty years no general collection has been taken up for the support of the Diocesan Seminary, the entire burden ot educating priests failing upon the Archbishop. Kearney, the California agitator, was unmercifully beaten on the 20th, by a citi zen of Santa Ana, CaL, whom he had vilified in a speech delivered at that place In the recent election in Louisiana for members ot the Constitutional Conven tion, the Democrats carried one hundred dis tricts and the Republicans thirty-four. A St. Louis Globe-Democrat special on the 21st stated that another terrible prairie Ore occurred in Lincoln County, Kan., burn ing the house and all tbe property of Mr. Montgomery, living on Bitter Creek, and do ing much other damage. A little eon of Mr. Montgomery, twelve years old perished In tbe flames, and Mr. Montgomery snd Isaac Paff and a neighbor who attempted to save Mont gomery were badly burned and died In a few hours. Tne entire business portion on the west side of the public square at Tyler, Tex., j was burned by incendiaries on tbe night of the 20th. The Committee of the Order of United Workingmen In session at Nashville, Tenn., on the 22d, elected the following offl .eers for the ensuing year: John Frizzell, Nashville, Supreme Master Workman; Rod erick Rose, Iowa, Supreme Foreman; M. W. Fish, California, Supreme Overseer; M. W. Sackett, Pennsylvania, Supreme Recorder; S. E. Davis Ohio, Supreme Receiver; H. C. Henth, Wisconsin, Supreme Guide; E. W. Boynton, Illinois, Supreme Watchman; Le Roy Andrews, New York, Supreme Trustee Ther were Installed by P. 8. M. W. McNair, of Pennsylvania, and entered upon the dis charge of their dutiee A resolution printed on white satin, with thanka from tbe Mem phis lodges for having assisted them during the epidemic, was adopted. The Socialists of Chicago had a grand ball on the night of the 23d to commemorate, as the programme expressed, the dawn of 11b rriyof 1S4& and 1S71 the Paris Commune. About 25,001) persons were present. There were no speeches, but a liberal displsy ot gU3B was made . During a severe storm at Memphis, Tenn., on the night of the 23d, the Memphis cotton and woolen mills were struck by light- nlng'and entirely consumed. Loaa ahont M - D00; Insured for $00,000. - A tornado at Millidgeville, Ga., on the 23d, swept away Oeononee bridge, demol ished nouses and unroofed stores. Gold has been discovered about thirty miles southeast or Wichita, Kae Sev eral companies have already been formed for working the mines. One ton of ore Is said to have assayed S3.UUU. The New Orleans banks resumed payment on the 24th. Forelira Imtelllweaiee. About two thousand farm houses in the vicinity ot Szegedin have been destroyed by the flood. Forty thousand cattle and horses and about 100,000 head of sheep were drowned. The Nationalists at Belfast, Ireland, on the 17th, stoned the police who tried to prevent them from entering prohibited dis tricts. The police finally fired on the proces sion. f The Russians have evacuted Adrian ople. Waddingtow will probably with draw from the French Cabinet. Fournler or Gambetta will succeed him. The Portuguese explorer, Piuto, has arrived at Pretonla, 8outh Africa, with eight followers, all that remained of 400 with whom he set out on his expedition. . . In the Germ an Reichstag, on the 17th, the report explanatory of the action of the Government In Instituting a petty state of siege in Berlin was discussed. Herr Lleb knecht. Socialist, strongly censored the meas ure which he pronounced wholly unjustified, and declared that his party waa the party of re form, not revolution. He defended' the course of Socialist Deputies in not rising from their sests when cheers were given for the Em peror. The President ot the Reichstag, amid cheers, remarked tbat this conduct offended the moral sense of the Chamber. Herr Lleb knecht continued. "If a Republic is estab lished in Germany He was unable to finish the sentence in consequence of the uproar which tbe words provoked. Tbe President threatened to deprive him of his right of speech. Tbe tumult at the time waa inde scribable The French Minister of Finance, on the 17th, repaid to the Bank ot France, tt5,- 000,000 francs, the last Installment of the milliard borrowed from the bank during the ir. The business portion of Meriden, Out., was burned on the 18th. Loss, (75,000. The Belgian explorer, Wauthier, has died of dysentery In Central Africa. The St. Petersburg Oolos states that It is more than probable that Russia has no tified Turkey of her intention to leave troops south of the Balksns until she Is guaranteed against the payment of the war Indemnity, being prejudiced by the terms of the prolect- n . . i . . . . i. i CU iUIMDU 1U.U. Three thousand Italians intend to establish a colony on the southern coast of New Guinea during the coming summer, Menottl Garibaldi and a fellow-soldier named Achilla Fazsrri are the initiators and leaders of tbe enterprise Tbey have a capital ot Kv uuu,uuu aire a iy secured. A Kingston, Jamaica, dispatch on the 19th stated tbat the British steamer Boli- rer, plying between Liverpool and St. Thomas, came in collision with the Haytlan steamer Michel. The latter sank and sixty v were drowned. One hundred and twenty thousand persons were rendered homeless by the recent overflow at Szegedin. Eighty-two hundred ont of ten thousand bouses hare fallen, and 1.900 persona were drowned. Tbe waters were subsiding ou the 19th, and the adjacent towns were out oi danger. Trouble is anticipated between the Burmese and British. Bismarck's protective measures will undoubtedly pass the Reichstag by a consid erable majority. An English company is about to start at Flushing, Holland, for the Importation of American meat, alive and dead, for the Ger man market. The Wigan rolling mills at Lanca shire, England, has suspended payments. It is one of the largest concerns in the district. Eight officers of the Imperial Guard at SU Petersburg hare been arrested as Ni hilists. "J.'hs influence of Count Schouvaloff is again supreme at St Petersburg. The Sultan, in receiving the creden tials of Sir Alexsnder Malet as Minister Pleni potentiary of Great Britain, on tbe 20th, stated that he wished to publicly recognize the service rendered him bv the British Gov ernment during the hour ef his trial and mis- iortune Warlike preparations ate being made by the King of Burmah. . The Burmese residents of Rangoon have been summoned home the King thretenlng to hare their fami lies executed lu case oi non-com puance Sir Bartle Arere has been in formed br Sir Michael Hicks Besch, tbe Colonial Secretary that "the Government are unable to find any evidence of urgent ne cessity, which alone could justify vour taking without their full knowledge and sanction, a course almost certain to result in wsr, which I hsd previously Impressed you. every effort should hsre been made to avoid." Lord Chelmsford writes tbat it is very desirable that a Major-General be sent to South Africa without delay. The election of Paul De Cassagnao to the French Chamber of Deputies has been declared valid by that body. The French floating battery Arro- gante sprung a leak during firing prac tice on the 19th, off Hyeres, a storm In tbe meantime having arose, and she sank before assistance could reach her. Forty-seven men were drowned out of the crew of 122. In his negotiations with Greece the Turkish Grand Vizier declares that he will act in conformity with the views of tbe Brit ish and French Governments. Capital punishment has been re stored In Switzerland. The biographer of Heine, Adolph 8trodtman, is dead. Complete anarchy prevails at Man- dalay. Senor Cast el a r and 103 former Deputies of the Spanish Cortes have Issued a manifesto to the Democratic party. They an nounce as their programme a sincere return to the constitution of 1869, which proclaimed religions and educational liberty, freedom of tbe press and liberty ot meeting and associa tion. Russia has decided upon a new con ciliatory line of policy toward Turkey and Eastern Roumella. The judgment of tbe court-martial In the Grosser Kurfnrst collision will probab ly not be made public, the Emperor having expressed a desire to that effect. The French Chamber of Deputies, on the 23d, adopted a resolution that the Sen ate and Chamber meet in Congress for the re rision of the Constitution, enabling the Leg islature to sit at Paris instead ot Versaillee The London Time reports that there were shocks ot earthquake in Northern Per sia on the 22d and Sid. Minaeh was much damaged, and the adjacent Tillages of Tark and Mannan totally destroyed, uutoi i,tw inhabitants ouly a few escaped. Greece asks for the intervention of the powers in the settlement ot the frontier question. Sixty-seven houses in . Wetlianka, Russia, are to be burned by order of the the plague was reported there on the 2tth. A Paris dispatch states that Minister Ferry, addressing his departmental staff, de clared that the Republic would respect the right of conscience and religious liberty, but would insist upon the complete and formsl observance of tbe concordat, Implying tbnt It had hitherto been Infringed upon by the clergy. Senate Committees. Washdiotos, March 19. Ihe following is a com plete list of committees of the Senate, Forty-sixth Congress, appointed to-day: Standing Committees On Privileges and Elections, Salisbury, chairman; Hill ot Ga., Kernan, Bailev, Houston, Vance, Cameron of Wis., Hoar, liigalls. On Foreign Relations Eaton, chairman; Johnston, Morgan, Hill ot Ga., Pendleton, Hamlin, Conkling, Kirkwood, Carpenter. un rmanee nayaru. cnairman; lvernan, Wallace, Voorhees, Beck, Morrill, Ferry, .foncs ox ptev., Allison. On Appropriations Davis of W. Va., chair man ; W ithers. Beck, Wallace, Eaton, Win dom, Allison. Blaine Booth. On Commerce Gordon, chairman : Ransom. Randolph, Hereford, Coke, Conkling, McMil lan, uonea ot piev., unanaier. - On Manufactures (J rover, chairman; Mc Phenon, Williams, Rollins, Dawes. On Agriculture Johnston, chairman; Da vis, of W. Vs., Hampton, Slater, Paddock, Sharon, Hoar. On Military Affairs Randolph, chairman; Cockrell, Msxey, Grover, Hampton, BurnsiJe, Plumb, Cameron, of Pa., Logau. On Naval Affairs McPherson, chairman; Wbyte, Jones of Fie, Vance, Farley, Anthony, Blaine, Cameron of Pe, Chandler. On Judiciary Thurman, chairman; Mc- IJonalrl, Bayard. Garland, Lamar, Davis of 111., Edmunds, Conkling, Carpenter. On Post-offices and Post-roads Maxey, chairman; Saulsbnrv, Bailey, Houston, Ilar ler. Groome, Ferry, llamlii., Kirkwood. On Public Lands McDonald, chairr.ian; Jones of Fie, Grover, McPherson, Walker, Plumb, Paddock, Booth, Hill ot Col. On Private Lind Claims Edmunds, chair man: Allison. Windom, Davis of III., Jonas. Indian Affairs Coke, chairman ; Pendleton, Walker, Slater, Williams, Allijon. IngaUs, Saunders, Logan. On Pensions Withers, chairman; McPher son, Groome, Call, Farley, Ingalls, Kellogg, Piatt. On Revolutionary Claims Anthony, chair man ; Dawes, McMillan, Jones ot Fie, Hill of Georgia. On Claims Cockrell, chairman; Hereford, Harris, Groome, Houston, McMillan, Camer on ot Wis., Teller, Hoar. On Districtof Columbia Harris, chairman , Wbyte, Withers, Butler, Vance, Ingalls, Rol lins, Dawes, McMillan. On Patents Kernan, chairman ; Coke, Sla ter, Call, Booth, Hoar, Piatt. On Public Buildings and Grounds Jones, of Fie, chairman; Saulsbury, Vest, Dawes, Morrill. On Territories Garland, chairman; Butler, Vest, Slater, Saunders, Kellogg. Logan. On Railroads Ransom, chairman ; Lamar, Eaton, Grover, Williams, Pendleton, Jonas, Dawes, Teller, Saunders, Wiudom. On Mines and Mining Hereford, chairman ; Gordon, McDonald, Farley, Cameron of Pe, Plumb, Hill of Col. - Rerision of Laws Wallace, chairman; Ker nan, Davis of 111., Hoar, McMillan. Ou Education and Labor Bailey, chair man; Gordon, Maxey, Randolph, Buinside, Morrill, Bruce, Sharon. On Civil Service and Retrenchment Butler, bbairman; White, Beck, Walker. Teller. Chandler, Rollins. To Audit and Control Contingent Expenses of the Senate Hill of Ge, chairman; Davis of W. Ve, Jones of Ner. On Printing Whyte, chairman, Ransom, On Library Voorhees. chairman: Ransom: Edmunds. On Rules Morgan, chairman; Cockrell, Blaine On Engrossed Bills Conkling, chairman; tones, oi .evatm, vvitners. On Enrolled Bills Vance, chairman; Call, nonius. On Improvement of the Mississippi River ano its inouutncs umar, chairman; cock rell. Harris, Jonas.' Blaine Kellogg. On Transportation Routes to the Seaboard Beck, chairman ; Johnston, Voorhees, Hamp ton, Cameron, oi ma., vameron, .oi t a , vtmaorn. Select Committees To examine the several branches of the Civil Service Vest, chair man ; Eaton, Gordon, Logan, Hamlin. To take into consideration the state of the law respecting, ascertaining and the declara tion of the result of the elections of the Pres ident and Vice-President of the United States Morgan, chairman; Bayard, Thurman,John- ston, Garland, Davis ol 111., Edmunds, Conk ling, Teller. To Investigate finance reports, books snd accounts of the Treasury Department Davis of W. Ve, chairman; Beck. Whyte, Ingalls, Dawes, (and it is provided tbst such commit tee shall hsre all the rights and power con ferred by the resolution of Nor. 19, 1877, creating the original committee on that sub ject.) To make provision for taking the Tenth Census Pendleton, chairman; Morgan, Ker nan, Harris, Davis of 111 , Morrill, Cameron of Wisconsin. To inrestlgate and report on the best means of preventing the introduction and spread of epidemic diseases Harris, chairman ; Lamar, Garland, Jonas, Ptddock, Sharon, Piatt. To Inquire into rJIeged frauds iu late elec tions Wallace, chairman; Bailey, Garland, McDonald, Kernan, Teller, Cameron of Wie. Kirkwood and lloir, (and it is provided that such committee shall hsve all rights and powers conferred by resolutions of December 7th and 19tb, ISTH, creating the original com mittee, and of February 27, 1879, adding to such power.) To examine Into circumstances connected with the removnl ot the Northern Cheyennes from the Sioux Reservation to Indian Territo ry Kirkwood. chairman; Dawes, Plumb, Coke and Bailey. To inquire :nto claims of citizens ot the United Stat5 against the Government of Nicaragua! imnton. chairman: Conkling Kirkwood, Es.-n and Morgan. The ivesident's Message. The following is the President's mes sage: Fellow-eitisens of tbe Senate and noose ot Kep- reaentauvea: The failure of last Congress to make req uisite appropriations for legislative and ju dicial purposes, for expenses of the several Executive Departments ot the Government, and for the support of the army, has made it necessary to call a special session of the rortv-aixtn coogrese ihe estimates oi tne appropriations nteded wbleh were sent to Congress by tbe Secretary of the Treasury at the opening of the last session are renewed and herewith transmitted to both Senate and Honse of Representatives. Regretting tbe existence of the emergency which requires a special session of Congress at a time when it ia the general judgment of the country that the public welfare will be best promoted by permanency in our legislation, and by peace and rest, 1 rommend these few necessary measures to your considerate attention. ISlgneOJ ftTTTUKRFORD D- ilATESt Washikotox . March I?. Accompanying the President's mes sage are estimates from the Secretary of the Treasury of money needed for the army and legislative, executive ana judicial branches of the Government. These estimates are the same as those submitted at the opening of the last session, with the exception of items provided for at that session. The last Congress made provision for the Mili tary Academy at West Point and for fortifications ana armament, ints leaves, according to estimates, $28, 840,500 yet to be appropriated for the army. None of the legislative, execu tive and judicial appropriations were provided for even in part. The esti mate for these expenses is $16,520,601. To these appropriations are also to be added the item tor court expenses, which is generally placed in the Sun dry Civil bill, but which was left out of that bill at the last session. The esti mate for these expenses is $3,000,000. As a General thing the Major part of our Western men are Colonels. SL Louis Times-Journal. Picture frames are not always bung on account of their guilt any more than men. Fond du Lac Reporter. Plague Commission. A fresh case of LEGISLATIVE. Senate, 31 arch IS No business transacted. Hotue. Bills introduced: To prevent the over-insurance ot buildings by agents, and providing that any agent wuoshallover insure any building shall forfeit his lictnse; provid ing for the punishment of persons injuring or ueiacmg nrniges or o.ner pnmic property: amending tne law relating to taxation to al low the introduction of parole testimony, to show in suits for tbe collection ot delinquent taxes mat tne lands mentioned in the petition are the same ai those placed upon the dupli cate and assessed amending the municipal code to provide that tn all cities the fiscal year shall end on the 31st day of December. Senate, March 19. Bills passed : Providing for the purchase ot tents for tbe Ohio Na tional Guards; fixing the compensation of members ot tbe General Assemblr at 1.000 L per term; amending section 5 of an act to matte .iuYision lor ine incorporation oi cem etery associations; House bill No. 447, to au thorize the sale of certain lands; regulating the fees of Conuty Auditors, Clerks of Courts, Probate Judges, Sheriffs. Treasurers and Re corders, and to repeal certain acts. Bills in troduced: To change the Fourth Judicial District: to establish a Tenth Judicial Dis trict and the subdivisions thereof ; to estab lish courts of conciliation in each county to adjust all differences between employer and emplove: providing that the chief engineer oi tue ooara ot ruouc nor Kb shall appoint an resiueni engineers oc tne public works. House. Bills introduced: Providing that one-fourth the number of stockholders of sny raue association snail constitute a quorum for the transaction ot business, instead ot a majority as at present required ; prescribing regulations lor tne transportation ot pe troleum or otner oils or other liquids Luruugu piped ot irou or otner ma terial constructed for that porpose providing that paupers shall be Sup ported ry tne rowntnip in wntcn thev are located, and all bills paid by the township until they are delivered to the countv iniirin ary directors; providing or the holding of church property by Boards ot Trustees; to regulate the studv of anatomy and to prevent iramc in iiuman oouies; amending tne crimi nal code so as to tlx the penalty for tbe crime of rape upon a sister or daughter or female child under twelve years of age at death or imprisonment for life, and upon any o'ber female at death or impris onment iu ine penuenttary lor a term cot less than ten years, the jury con victing the criminal to fix the penalty; to prevent fraud In the manufacture and sale of commercial fertilizers. Mr. Shenick's bill to amend section number twenty eight of an act relating to roads and highways was passed. Mr. Bohl's bill making it unlawful for any school director or member of a Board ot Ed ucation to have a rote in employiug any teacher who is related by blood or marriage to said memoer was indefinitely postponed. Senate, March 20. Bills passed : Providing tbat inn aud boarding house keepers shall provide suitable and sufficient fire escapes to permit courts to render judgment as In default i or any pan oi piaintiu's claim not disputed without prejudice to that part disputed; House hill No. 193, allowing women to become notaries puonc- Jome. Bill No. C33. allowing a guardian to borrow money and encumber his ward's prou- erty to pay indebtedness which constitutes a lien upon the property at the time of the guarui in s appointment, was passed. Senate, March 21. Several local bills were passed. Mr. Bohl's advertising bill was taken from the table and after being amended so as to provide that advertisements may be insert ed in German newspapers on application of the judgment debtor, was passed by a vote of to to LU. Home. The committees investigating rail road discrimination in regard to oil freights and to investigate tbe charges acriiv st Judge Joseph Cox were empowered to employ ste nographers to taKe testimony at ao per day each. Bills introduce J: To refund tne pub lic debt of tbe State which ! redeemable after June 30. 1381: authorizing the Board of Public Works to rebuild the five locks on tbe Wabash Canal between the junction of said canal with the Miami and Erie Canal and the Indiana State line; requiring persons who buy goods to give notice to the creditors of the parties from whom they buy; to enable loan associations to close up by providing means of ascertaining each member's indebt edness, and permitting them to withdraw from the association on the liquidation of tbe same; defining and amending the law tn re gard to tue descent of property. Senate, March 22. Bills passed : Granting the right of way over certain lands belonging to the State ot Ohio and over the Miama & Erie Cnnal and Swan Creek in the city of To ledo to tbe Toledo & Grand Rapids Railroad company lor ine purpose oi constructing, maintaining snd operating a railroad; to reg ulate insurance companies doing an insurance business in the State of Ohio and to allow companies to insure plate glass and steam boilers. House. Bills introduced: To provide for tue organization ot companies to supply water the same as otner companies; provid ing for the optional licensing of. saloons by cities and villages ; providing for publishing by the State, iu full binding, 25,000 copies of tbe consolidated laws, and their distribution to the various State, judicial, county and township officers; providing for the proper drawing oi Junes; compelling any person con veying any lot in any plan or subdivision or addition to lots already laid out iu a mu nicipal corporat ion, village or hamlet to have a map or plot of such subdivision or addition re corded, for violation of which a penalty of (50 is fixed ; to refund certain taxes where payment was enjoined by the court after be ing paid; giviug surveyors the right to certi fy to plats of villages or hamlets. Bills passed: Providing for the location, establish ment and construction of a new ditch, In part, and for the alteration, changing, straighten ing, cleaning out, widening, deepeulng, ex tending and otherwise improving certain ditches, drains and water courses in the counties of Seneca snd Sandusky; author izing the Registrar of Virginia Military school lands at Mansfield to cose the business of the office; compelling township trustees to renew their bonds when they shall become insuffi cient. V.i .. tr.H.1 O I A! r T.ii TiatriTi nfTn-wl . Senate joint resolution, providing that tbe Governor shall appointacommissiou of three, who shall examine into the condition ot the chronic insane and who shall report as to the Eropriety and feasibility of constructing a ospttal for their use. Referred to tbe Com mittee on Benevoleut Institutione Mr. Lord offered a resolution providing for the appoint ment ot a committee oi two on tue part oi tue Senate and one ou the part of tbe House to Investigate tbe rumors and reports concern ing the Superintendent of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home. Refcrrcl to the Committee on the fcoldiers' and Sailors, Orphans' Home. A communication from the Governor appointing Thomas D. S yles, of Fort Jefferson, Darke County, as Trustee of the Davton Asylum for five teirs fio.n April 4, was referred to the Committee ou Benevo lent Institutions. House The following bill was Introduced: Regulating admission to the bar by providing tbat application shall not be made in any county before sx months residence in that county. Mr. Estill's bill decreasing the dog tax from one dollar to fifty cents ou each dog listed was discussed and lost. Mr. Achauer's bill requiring insurance companies to pay into the State Treasury the cost of the examina tion of their com panics aud making it option al with tbe Insurance Co npanles whether he shall examine insurance comparies or not was read the third time and passed. A Forward Season. An old negro named Sam Clark, who counts a Griswold street lawyer among his friends, called at his law-shop yes terday with a very anxious look on his face, and said: " Boss, Ize clean twisted up dis time, an' I want to ax a few queshuns." " Well, go ahead, Sam." Well, all de whito folks tells me dat de sezun am at leas'1 a month ahead. I h'ars 'em talkin' 'bout it on de kyars an' all ober." Yes, this is a very forward spring. I think we are at least a month ahead?' " Well, if dat's de case, will de Fo'th o' July come on de fo'th o' June, or when, an hain't April fule day dun gone an' passed by two weeks?" The lawyer tried to explain, but Sam was more mixed than before. He scratched his head and went slowly out, but in half an hour he returned with a face longer than ever. (Jot that through your head yet?" asked the lawyer. - F' de Lawd, but Ize bin struck agin!1' whispered the African. ' If we am a month ahead now, dis ya'r will either have thirteen months or only 'leven!. Splain dat, now!" ' But the lawyer couldn't, and Sam went out saying. -: " Dese white folks am a werry curus set, dey is. Dey go an git de sezun all outer gear, an' den a nigger can't tell whether to plant taters or. dodge ici cles!" Free Press. , . i . . The Son of Adam and: Eve. ' Captain Bob, who died last Saturday afternoon, was buried in the Catholic cemetery last Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. He was buried from St. Mary's Church, Rev. Father Manogue officiat ing. Captain Bob was confined to his bed about ten weeks. - The cause of death was lung disease. Six weeks be fore his death he lost afi hopes of re covery, and sent for his old friend. Fa ther Manogue, to prepare him for the next world. Under. . strange circum stances, fifteen years ago. Father Man ogue baptized Adam and Eve, parents of the great Piute chief. In 1863 Adam called often at the old Catholic Church in this city, and was hospitably received by the pastor, both on acccount of his advanced age and his kind and genial disposition. The church doors being continually open, whenever the door of the pastoral residence was closed Adam entered the church and remained until access to the basement was free. Prob ably wearied from waiting in the church, the Piute patriarch made the best use possible of his time of expectation and anxiety. The fourteen stations of the cross were very attractive to ad vanced Christians, and possessed more than a charm for the Septuagenarian Piute. He passed more than minutes before each station, and returned .day after dav in making the rounds of the fourteen. It is needless to say that the stations are the history of the last trials and troubles, the insults, the mockery and derision, as well as the final agony and crucifixion of our Divine Lord. The paintings being life-like, fresh, vigorous, and well-colored, had more than a passing attraction for the vivid fancy of the untutored and simple old Piute chief. . . ; . , -.. Hence he passed many an hour and many a dav pondering over the tragic scenes. While making the stations one day, in his own Piute way, the pastor passed through the church and old Adam approached, desiring an expla nation of the sorrowful scenes. A full explanation given, the old man for some moments remained pensive. Aft er a few minutes he expressed his wish to become a Christian. . Having under stood that some time was required for the transmutation he expressed his de sire to commence. A month e'apsea and he was baptized he and his old wrinkled wife Eve. Adam and Eve were, therefore, baptized by the Rev. Father Mano?ue in the Church of St. Mary's in the Mountains, in 1863. After bis baptism, Adam brought along his children, even to the fourth generation, and -they were also bap tized. Nearly all the Piutea roaming the hills from here to Coino, as well as- many along Walker River, Pyramid. Lake, the Humboldt, and the sink of the Carson are Christians. : They have never had a chance of being properly instructed. They are humbly and sim ply good. If any immorality be tracea ble to their midst the solution is found in their contact with the civilized and " noble white man." - A sorrowful ad mission, but as true as it is sad. Old Adam is buried in the old Catholic Cem etery beyond the hills; Captain Jim, his son, was buried last St. Patrick's Day from St, Mary's, and' the well-known Piute chief. Captain Bob, was honored by hundreds of weeping Piutea at the last funeral rites in St. Mary's Church on Sunday, February 16, and is now resting in the new Catholic Cemetery, in the same grave with his brother, Captain Jim. All the Piutes respected old Adam; his relations loved him. -Hence the reason of their attachment to St. Mary's Church. Captain Hob and bis folks were al ways in earnest in their religious belief, and, as far as their knowledge went, they had the fullest faith. An evidence of Captain Bob's faith is that on one oc casion he and his wife walked in a dis tance of sixty miles for the purpose of having their month-old child baptized. At Captain Bob's funeral last bundav Captain Charley, Humboldt Sam and . buckskin Bob had charge of the secular business, and, with three other equally distinguished Piute Captains, acted as pall-bearers in the journey to the cem etery. The Piutes, wbo turned out in strong force, were greatly pleased with, the funeral and all the ceremonies incident, to it. Their own religion differs very- little from that of most Christian peo ples, except that the masses know noth- ncr of a Savior. 1 bey believe in a uoa and a heaven; also in a devil and a helL Pahsoh" is their name for (rod, and they call their devil Aviadagi." In their heaven all the good are reunited after death, and live forever without hunger or thirst and in perfect happi ness. In their hell the wicked dwell in a great desert, fenced in with pteep and rocky mountains. - The sand of this . desert burns the feet, and thirst parches the throats of those who inhabit this re gion. Here the wicked wander forever. They are continually deluged by mi rages; but alkali water, which adds to their torture, is the only relief they find, and when they attempt to pass the mountain barriers, they are driven back by devils armed with flaming brands. Old Adam, the first convert, was never so happy as when in and about the Catholic Church. During the last years of his life he haunted the church and studied the mysteries there taught -in his dreamy way day after day. He seemed to think it but a step from heav en the nearest approach on earth to the heaven above. Nevada Enterprise. A Carious Island. Botel Tobago is an island in the South Seas which has been visited by a party of United States naval officers. They were surveying: a rock east of the South Cape of Formosa, and called at this island. They found a curious race of Malay stock. These aborigines did not know what money was good for. Nor had they ever nsed tobacco or rum. They gave the officers goats and pigs for tin pots and brass buttons, and hung round the vessel all day in their canoes waiting for a chance to dive for some thing which might be thrown over board. They wore clouts only, ate toro and yams, and had axes, spears and knives made of common iron. Their canoes were made without nails, ' and were ornamented with geometri cal lines. They wore the beards of goats and small shells as ornaments. Such is the account of these strange people given by Dr. Siegfried, in a let ter read at the last meeting of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.